parkrun 338 1st February

This morning 338 of you set off to complete our lovely route in Clumber Park, and 24 willing volunteers made sure you were safe and your times and positions were recorded and processed.

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Hopefully you were all taking part in the 'Five in February' and will be part of that elite group of people who will be the first to walk, jog, run or volunteer at five Clumber parkruns in February?  This has never been possible before, because there haven't been five Saturdays in February since 1992, and if you miss out, there won't be another opportunity until 2048!  We'll do something special on the fifth week, February 29th, so if you intend to complete the 'Five in February' at Clumber parkrun, watch this space!

Geoffrey CLARKE was the funnel manager today, and also the 'flag waver' at the gatepost near the start.  It takes nerves of steel to stand your ground as hundreds of people hurtle towards you.  For safety reasons, we always ask the flag waver to stand behind the post - be safe and look where you are going!

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Lee SZYPUSZ was our first finisher today in a PB time of 18:46.  Lee has been running at Clumber on and off since our parkrun started in 2013, initially recording a time of 23:51.  Today was his 50th run at Clumber and his 89th overall.  Making her parkrun debut today and the first female to finish was Vicky HILL-JONES, who recorded a time of 20:59 - what a great start.

Today we had visitors from Norfolk, Darlington, Derby and Leeds - to name a few. Ian and Tracy STRONG and Paul and Michelle GREEN were visiting from Scunthorpe.  Ian was celebrating both his first ever run in Clumber and successfully completing 'dry January'.

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There are various running challenges that have been initiated by parkrunners around the country.  Today Samantha TINSDALE, Beverley MILLER, Hilary LUND and Michelle HANCOCKS from Leeds bagged a 'C' in the alphabet challenge, ticked a National Trust venue off their list and fulfilled their aim to run at a different parkrun, which they endeavour to do on the first Saturday of the month.  Well done ladies!

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Next week we will be joined by a small team from CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).  Regular Clumber parkrunner Jill BRANCH has close links with the 'Bethany Mycroft Memorial Fund' and we are very grateful to her for arranging for them to come along to inform everyone about heart screening locally for young people aged 14 to 35.  Even if you don't live in Derbyshire (we are very close to the Derbyshire border here), you can still benefit from the service they offer.  They will be bringing along information, dedicated and experienced people to chat with and .....cakes (for a small donation) so please go along and support their work and see how they may be able to benefit you or a family member or friend.

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Remember to arrive in good time so you don't miss our 8.55 a.m. briefing (8:50 a.m. for new runners and first timers) and very importanly #DFYB.

Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 338
1st February 2020
This week 354 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Martin BELL • Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Sally STAVELEY • Richard HIND • Daisy HIND • Gillian SHEPHARD • Nigel DAWBER • Savannah STOREY • Sarah-Jayne BAINES • Lisa GREENHAM • Jane GOODCHILD • Helen PARKINSON • Robert PARKINSON • Alison TAYLOR • Donna FARMER • Sandra BREEDON • Christine STEVENSON • Emily TAYLOR • Mark CROSSLEY • Fiona GIBSON • Claire WRIGHT • Geoffrey CLARKE • Angela GREEN

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 male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 16:19 on 24th August 2019 (event number 314).
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 12,020 participants have completed 77,290 parkruns covering a total distance of 386,450 km, including 13,599 new Personal Bests. A total of 725 individuals have volunteered 5,774 times.