Thank you Tina Riches for this week's run report
With wind and rain forecast for Sunday, we were lucky to catch the tail end of the glorious warm weather, so no dilemmas around what to wear. The ground underfoot was also fine, without too many rabbit holes – though as ever you have to watch your step on the common.
There was also an air of excitement, as this was the last main parkrun before the first junior parkrun at Coldham’s Common, starting at 9am on Saturday 22 September, thanks to the unstinting work of Tracy Hutchinson, who has been working with a small team of volunteers to get this off the ground.
This week 263 people ran, jogged and walked the course, thanks to Cambridge City Council, which permits us to use Coldham’s Common. 42 people were first timers and for 11 of these it was their first ever recorded parkrun time – we do hope you will return. Importantly, a further 10 people turned up for their second ever parkrun and 60% of them achieved PBs – amazing! We hope you have caught the parkrun bug! Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.
Despite having had pacers last week leading to a whopping 90 personal bests, this week 60 runners also achieved PBs.
- First was Edward Moffett, with a time of 17:13, closely followed by Robert Mahen with the highest age grade of the day at 76.32%.
- The first female was Petra Booij, with a PB 21:51.
- First junior was Henry Woolf, with a new PB of 20:04.
- Daisy Rudge was the first female junior with a time of 26:17
Well done all!
And returning to the more geeky stats started last week, what do these runners have in common: Rory Little, Dorottya Nagy and Julia Robinson?
We had almost 30 runners without barcodes this week, who are shown as ‘unknown’ in the website stats. If you haven’t yet signed up or if you forget to bring your barcode we have to record you as an ‘unknown’. It’s free to sign up online to parkrun at: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/. You can print out your barcode and use it at any parkrun in the world that you visit.
Next week, is the first anniversary of the start of Coldham’s Common parkrun! So please come along to celebrate. Feel free to bring along any cakes (we can be unhealthy once a year!) and, as it’s the last weekend of the month, joining us will be our friends from the local 5k Your Way, the group for those living with and beyond cancer and their family and friends – you can find out more about it at https://5kyourway.org/the-benefits. So do try to wear a light blue t-shirt in support!
Volunteering at parkrun is great fun. Some roles can be coupled with parkrunning, others mean a rest from parkrun. We’d love to hear from anyone who is happy to help out at email@example.com . Please consider stepping up! Just speak to the volunteer co-ordinator on a Saturday, or respond to the request in your results email.
This week, 26 volunteers made your run possible: thanks go to:
Helen D JOHNSON • Colin SELTZER • Loles GARCIA DIAZ • Rick DAVIES • Marjorie WINTER • Katherine Jane HODSON • Tina RICHES • Juliet ANNANSINGH • Joe CRANE • Mary TWITCHETT • Melanie TINDALE • Anne MARQUESS • Joanne USHER • Sian PIPER • Callie VANDEWIELE • Julie GRAY • Catriona SHEARER • Lynsey ROLFE • Owen VARLEY • Harley TINDALE • Andrew VARLEY • Sarah CLARK • Andrew RICHES • Emma BLUNDELL • Shu Ting TAN • Jenny LEE
Finally, this week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Coldham’s Common parkrun Results Page here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/coldhamscommon/results/latestresults/
See you next week!
Coldham’s Common records:
The male record is held by David WILSON who recorded a time of 15:46 on 18th May 2019 (event number 32).
The female record is held by Megan WILSON who recorded a time of 18:09 on 13th July 2019 (event number 40).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul REDDAWAY who recorded 85.84% (18:22) on 24th November 2018 (event number 9).
Coldham’s Common parkrun started on 29th September 2018. Since then 3,489 participants have completed 13,493 parkruns covering a total distance of 67,465 km, including 2,835 new Personal Bests. A total of 400 individuals have volunteered 1,287 times.