parkrun 262 18th August

What is a collective noun for a group of vegans?

I've try to Google it and it's not come up with anything that certifiable. A vegan noticeboard seemed to go for "vanguard", but other suggestions for vegans and vegetarians are "van", "flatulence", "nut-cluster", "sprig", "graze" and many more.

Whatever the collective noun is; we certainly had a large group from the Vegan Running Club at the run this morning and with Bob TEMPLEMAN and Mick MURRAY coming home first and second finishers, you have to wonder if there is some connection?


The Vegan Runners made a day of it with a picnic on the grass after the run.


Today we had plenty of young volunteers helping out, five of our volunteers were under 18, which is probably why we had no problems processing the results.



I'm waiting for parkrun HQ to confirm that we have broken the record for the "number of tail walkers" at a run. Four people volunteered for the position today and they all really enjoyed their walk around the course.


We could not organise these runs without the generosity of our volunteers and I don't know anyone who hasn't really enjoyed themselves doing it. If you have not volunteered before give it a go, just email with your parkrun id.

Every week the pile of lost property seems to get larger, at some point we'll have enough to open a charity shop. If you leave anything in the trolley please make sure it is collected.



Here are the stats...

Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 262
18th August 2018

This week 335 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 65 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Martin BELL • Shirley GASCOYNE • Henri LYON • Nigel DAWBER • Sarah MORGAN • James MORGAN • Sandra BREEDON • Graeme FEE • Emily FEE • Oliver MORGAN • Valerie MEARES • Jane GRANT • Oscar MORGAN • Camilla MERCER • Barry MERCER • Carole VALENTINE • Niamh CARROLL • Mark CROSSLEY • Pauline WILLIAMS • Mark HENTON • Claire WRIGHT

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clumber Park parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 91.86% (19:27) on 28th July 2018 (event number 259).

Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 8,675 participants have completed 52,652 parkruns covering a total distance of 263,260 km, including 9,950 new Personal Bests.