Run Report #85 - New year, lots of new PBs
A month since Christmas, 919 brave people ran, jogged and walked Clapham Common Parkrun. Whilst our prayers of no rain were heard, a bitterly cold wind whipped through the Common and some marshals (me) made the school boy error of forgetting gloves, leaving us (me) with frozen fingers and barely-audible clapping.
Despite the cold, a massive 183 people recorded personal bests today. I would love to name them all but there’s just so many – enormous congratulations to everyone! Here’s to more PBs throughout 2020.
Getting runners under control was Laurent Kssis's on his first RD here at Clapham
Did you spot the camera towards the end of today’s Parkrun? Before you arrived at the ever-lasting funnel? Or were you too busy smashing your PB? Well that was today’s photographer, Becky Mursell, shooting a time lapse (a photo every 20 seconds) of today’s Parkrun - from set up all the way to the tail walker.
Keep your eyes peeled on our Flickr page to see the final product. You can also follow Becky on Instagram (@beckymursellphotography) for more lovely running photography.
Top Female Finishers:
- Stephanie Hewitt, Kilmarnock Harriers and AC – 20:09 (first timer!)
- Emma Henshaw – 20.27
- Tara Shrestha Carney, Clapham Chasers – 21.02
Top Male Finishers:
- James Tidd, Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC - 17:20
- Timothy Wood – 17.44
- James Stocker, Herne Hill Harriers - 17:58 (PB!)
Top Age Grade:
- Lynn Lennard-Jones – 83.05%
- Andrew Overton – 80.78%
- Craig Williamson, Beckenham – 80.59%
Random fact of the week
Today Louise Ayling of Wimbledon Windmillers and FreeWeeklyTimed was our top total Parkrunner, with 431 Parkruns under her running belt. Not only that, Louise ran a new PB today! You go Louise! Louise is a veteran parkrun tourist regularly reporting on parkruns far and wide on the FreeWeeklyTimed podcast. Does Clapham count as tourism so close to home?
Full results can be found on the Clapham Common Parkrun Result Page.
Thank you to the 43 wonderful hi-vis heroes without whom Parkrun wouldn’t have happened today. Special mention to Karen Steyn earning her 25 volunteer purple tee. Thank you Karen we could not do it without you.
Anne ABOUCHAR • Andrew ARCHER • Hannah BEHRENDT • Susan BELWY • Janie CAESAR • Ellie CHAPMAN • Jawaid DOSSANI • Dana ELFRING • Frank ELSTON • Katherine FRENCH • Amy GEALL • Liz GIANNOPOULOUS • Elinor GOULD • Marco HARPER • Calum HARRIS • Seb HENEY • Imogen JOHNSON • Peter LAMBERT • Laurent KSSIS Leela MACE • Dean MAPBA • Alexandra MAXWELL • Tom MAY • Eamonn MEEHAN • Faye MESSERVY • James MORRIS • John MURDOCH Richard MUSCAT • Linnea NILSSON • Cat PROWSE • Louis RAMSDALE • Amy ROSS • Patrick SHARP • Rebecca SPENCER • Karen STEYN • Adam STREET • Phoebe TAYLOR • Richard TAYLOR • Jess TORR • James TURNER • Tim WHEATLEY • Henry WILSON • Jennifer WOOLGAR
Want to be a hi-vis hero? Ping us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org – there are lots of roles to fill (some of which you can still run!) and we’ll brief you beforehand to make sure you’re happy with what you’re doing.
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