parkrun 345 24th July

We're back!

After a pause of 71 weeks we finally got back together and did a parkrun. The weather was perfect and the course was absolutely beautiful.

We had a few changes to the course and procedures as we follow the Covid framework. I'd like to say a big thank you to the vast majority who followed the guidelines, gave respect to fellow parkrun participants and to the volunteers. It is important that we follow the guidelines to ensure we can continue to hold our event.

First back today was Liam Vandamme with a time of 17:05, well done on an excellent time Liam. Id also like to mention a couple of local juniors, Anna who came in 6th at 19:25 and Euan who had a PB at 21:08. Euan has halved his time since he started coming to parkrun, a big well done to you both.

Unfortunately under the current guidelines we aren't able to mention Milestones, Birthdays or Visitors at the briefing but if you send them into us on email or our facebook page we can give you a mention here!

Today was Sarah Pearson's 100th parkrun. Imagine getting to 99 and then having to wait 71 weeks! Sarah celebrated by running around with some very large balloons

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Today marked a milestone for our very own Steve Hazelhurst. It was Steves 25th volunteer session for which we are really grateful. It was also Fiona Gibsons birthday which she kindly spent with us sorting the unscanable barcodes, thank you and Happy Birthday Fiona.

Richard Thomson came along today to celebrate his retirement. After 31 years with the Fire Service he has hung up his hose and decided to take it easy, here he is with his very proud Son James and his friend Mick Parrot.

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A really big thank you to all of our volunteers this week, they are the Priceless People in Pink, we couldn't do this without you. We really appreciate the way you all embraced the changes and the new technology. Volunteering is so rewarding and lots of fun, if you can help us out in the coming weeks please drop us an email or message us on facebook.

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Id like to thank Sally for all her hard work as Event Director. Very few people see the work that goes on behind the scenes to bring back these events, Sally has been central to the successful return this week and broke her holiday to come back to make sure I didn't tell any jokes in the briefing! Its also great for us to welcome Richard Hind and Lee-Anne Manley as new Run Directors in the core team, you'll get to meet them both over the next few weeks.

And finally.... Mark Crossley is Run Director next week and needs Volunteers! here he is explaining the new Volunteer App to Fred, one our favourite regulars. In return Fred gave Mark some advice on hair styling! Mark is looking forward to seeing you all next week, lets hope he manages to sort out the PA system before then!

Thanks for coming back this week, it was a blast!

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Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 345
24th July 2021

This week 298 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Sally STAVELEY • Richard HIND • Gemma HIND • Daisy HIND • Natalie CUNNINGHAM • Matthew KERSHAW • Stephen HAZLEHURST • Sarah MORGAN • Stephen PETERS • Chris CANNON • Andrew GRANT • Rebecca MARPLES • Lee-Anne MANLEY • Mark MANLEY • Sandra BREEDON • Jane GRANT • Kate THORNELOE • Camilla MERCER • Barry MERCER • Peter STEVENSON • Jill BRANCH • Sam THORNELOE • Niamh CARROLL • Chris WALL • Mark CROSSLEY • Fiona GIBSON

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 12,371 participants have completed 79,706 parkruns covering a total distance of 398,530 km, including 13,923 new Personal Bests. A total of 734 individuals have volunteered 5,944 times.