Clapham Common Parkrun Event #62 – 20th July 2019
As I arrived early for the volunteer briefing at the 62nd Clapham Common parkrun, it quickly became apparent that there was something new happening today. The excitement in the air was tangible. The team had just had their selfie frame delivered! It proved very popular in the run-up to 9am, as many parkrunners wanted their photos taken with the frame.
Jennifer Woolgar called the first timers and tourists over for the first timers briefing and this made a significant impact on the number of people milling around near the bag drop tarpaulin, as there were 106 people who fitted into these categories – 37 people who were doing their very first parkrun and 69 tourists who were appearing at Clapham Common for their first run. Congratulations to you all! Those 69 tourists were a bit shy when it came to revealing where they came from in the main briefing, but eventually the Run Director, Andrew Archer, did persuade a small group to admit that they were visiting from Australia.
The ground over the last couple of weeks had been dry and hard, but there had been a bit of rain in the last few days, so there were many large puddles on the course. This may have affected the turnout and the results adversely as only 557 made it round this week – which was the lowest attendance since mid-April – or maybe it was because the school holidays are starting. 75 of the 557 finishers did a new PB – slightly down on previous weeks as the added distance dodging the puddles or wading through them may have added to the participants’ times. Sadly, your run report writer failed miserably to do a PB, or to match last week’s time to get his elusive ‘Groundhog Day’ badge!
There were 31 volunteers who helped to put this week’s event on – these were
Henry WILSON • Gary WINDOW • Sarah DODDS • Michael MUELLER • Rohan KALLICHARAN • Jason MILLIGAN • Andrew ARCHER • Helen JAQUES • Jackie THEINTZ • Jennifer WOOLGAR • Hannah EVANS • Jenny KESTERTON • Elena CHAPMAN • Hannah GRIFFITHS • Dom GAULTON • David AISA MILLER • Claudia CARAVELLO • E ADEJOBI • Kathryn KEEN • Alison MCADAMS • Susan BEWLEY • Dana ELFRING • Kate LOSOWSKY • Seb HENEY • Adam STREET • Patrick SHARP • David KEEN • Jeremy SIMMONS • Matthew ANDREWS • Sage ERSKINE • Henry KEEN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clapham Common parkrun Results Page.
Each week’s parkrun is only able to be put due to the volunteers who take time out of their Saturday mornings – so many thanks to this week’s volunteers, and a request to all of you to volunteer from time to time. Have a look at the future roster to see what you can do and sign up! There are some roles that can be combined with a run credit too. If you’re interested in getting a double run and volunteer fix, please do just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability and the event team will let you know how you can best help.
There were three runners celebrating milestones today - Sean Campbell did his 50th run in a new PB of 22.59 while Sam Forrest did his 50th in a time of 22.24. Isobella Key did her 10th run today in the 11-14 age category and finished in 24.18. Well done to all three of you!
James Ralston was the first finisher today in a time of 17.21, in his first visit to Clapham Common. Georgia Tindley was the first female finisher in a time of 18.55. Impressive times!
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