Experimental funnel management

This year we have had three parkruns in Crystal Palace. Each week has broken our attendance record. Yesterday saw a phenomenal turnout of 642 with our numbers considerably boosted by the children, parents and staff from Dulwich College Prep school. They had attempted to join us this time last year but we cancelled at last minute as the course was really icy. Yesterday the course was a bit icy so I warned everyone at the beginning thereby ensuring no one could sue us if they fell! At the risk of sounding like I'm channelling my inner Chris Dyke or Sam Oliver I did a little bit of statistical analysis this morning. Well, I did a bit of quite simple maths and discovered that if we hadn't had 160 people running their first time at CP we would still have had 482 runners making it our third highest attendance (and if you discount this years bumper attendances it would have been an attendance record). Clearly doing Dry January is making hitherto sleeping mathematical synapses wake up after years of gentle slumber.

To be fair we knew we would have a big turnout yesterday. I had already told George (who was RD yesterday) I wasn't planning on running as we were having two new Duke of Edinburgh volunteers: welcome Flo and Darcey. We're up to our maximum of six now as we said goodbye to Unity yesterday after six months; thank you Unity for sticking with it through the damp autumn and early winter months. I'd said to George I was happy to do funnel management: anyone who knows me will know I am more than capable of bossing people around and generally barking orders with or without a megaphone and I figured with a likely big turnout I would be an ideal funnel manager. Then at about 10 pm Friday evening I had a bit of a panic about how we would manage the funnel and decided we should try and emulate what they do at Bushy parkrun. Anyone who has been to Bushy will know they have a really slick finish funnel system which has clearly taken years of practice. What could possibly go wrong if we tried it out for the first time yesterday?

I thought I might need backup so managed to persuade my son Alex to come along and volunteer. He had been intending having a lie-in so I am particularly grateful to him for agreeing. When I did the runners briefing at the beginning I warned everyone we were going to try a new system of funnel management and warned them it might or might not work.

Well, the reason it worked was because you were all brilliant. Somehow we had three lines of people obediently lining up where we had told them to. Particular thanks to Bob Bell, Pete Offord, Laura Tough and Piers Bromley who did their parkrun and then stepped in to help manage the funnel and generally make sure things ran smoothly. Thank you to any others who helped without me knowing. And apologies to the woman who tried walking the wrong way down the finish funnel with a couple of children who I snapped at. And MASSIVE thanks to Pete who stepped in and gently guided her to safety.

So, a couple of reflections. parkrun only works if we have people prepared to step in and help and if runners accept they just had to do what they're told! parkrun is definitely growing in popularity and I think our new type finish funnel is probably here to stay so I shall try to make it a little more sophisticated than scrappy pieces of paper with letters scrawled on them. Yesterday we had a great turn out of volunteers which helped immensely so do think about volunteering. You can email our office address, send us an IM on Facebook, post on our Facebook page or do what Richard Porter did yesterday and some up and find me or anyone in Hi-Viz and tell us when you're available to help out. Thanks Richard. You can, of course, turn up at about 8:40 on Saturday and volunteer your services. Oh and thanks to Ellie Davis who stood alongside mum Anna and gave out finish tokens very professionally!

I have rambled on a lot so I will finish with a few notes about people who actually ran/walked/cartwheeled round the course. Of course Jake finished first but without his barcode. Of the 160 people who ran our parkrun for the first time ever 63 were brand new out of the wrapper parkrunners; welcome to the cult! Despite having to struggle through the masses 78 people ran their fastest ever parkrun yesterday (well at CP). I'm going to mention two. Susan Hill ran her 59th parkrun yesterday. She last ran at CP in June 2019 and yesterday ran 4 minutes and two seconds faster. Susan runs in the 70-74 age category. Dan Wainwright ran his 21st parkrun. His last PB at CP was in December 2019 and yesterday he took 45 seconds off that. Dan runs in the 60-64 age category. They both give me hope I can get faster too. Well done to both of you.

Final point. Yesterday we had 69 runners who did not have a barcode. parkrun rules are very clear: no barcode, no result, no exception. We were told other (local) parkruns allow you to scan your barcode from your phone. We don't. Please don't try and get our volunteers to try and break the rules. Do come and have a chat with me if you want to discuss this further. #DFYB

OK, it's a beautiful sunny day so I may go and do some gardening, well try and repair some of the squirrel damage.

Until next week.
Michele #loveparkrun

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 470
18th January 2020
This week 642 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 160 were first timers and 78 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

Karen SHONE • Bob BELL • Anna DAVIS • Carol HAYES • Andy TOUGH • George WILLIAMS • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • Alex SINGHGOLDEN • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Chris BALMER • Kathryn CHESHIRE • Stuart FRANKLIN • Sharon MARTIN • Unity KINGSTON • Julia ANDERSON • Piers BROMLEY • Julie LETTS • Daniel TOUGH • Clare DAVIS • Sue CORCORAN • Emily BAKER • Seán HILL • Fiona MOORE • Florence JACKSON • Fred HAYES • Pete OFFORD • Cameron TOUGH • Pat GRIFFIN • Caroline DUTTON • Efa PARRY • N SAVORY • Jada MENSAH • Darcey GUNNY • Thomas BRIGGS • Luka JONES

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

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lucas SOPER who recorded 98.02% (20:10) on 5th October 2019 (event number 455).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 12,150 participants have completed 86,681 parkruns covering a total distance of 433,405 km, including 14,010 new Personal Bests. A total of 650 individuals have volunteered 5,792 times.

 

Run slow, make friends on the go

Today I ran with Sally Jackson and Dave Cook and ran 16 or so seconds faster than last week. In May last year I returned to parkrun after a year being injured and it's taken me until now to start running in the sort of times I was running in 2017, recovering from injury takes so long and at the risk of sounding all sentimental the parkrun community is so welcoming that I feel my decreasing time is an indication of my hitherto hidden Olympic potential! If parkrun wasn't such a relaxed place to be with such a friendly bunch I may not have persevered but as Sally and I agreed as we were plodding around if you go slow you make friends on the go. To be fair Sally and I were friends anyway and I love running with her. There is something about running at chatting pace (well for that first mile) that makes it slightly less hideous. Jake wasn't here today, much to my relief but his constant bullying of me seems to be paying off. I love you really Jake.

Well, so much for my 'new year, new me' disparaging comments last week. Today we had our second highest attendance with 549 people lining up at the start and, more importantly, finishing! Thirty-one of us were brand new and crinkle free fresh out of the wrapper. Too many to mention you all individually but a huge welcome to the cult. Your Saturdays really will never be the same. Hopeton Reid was one of our new parkrunners and he'll definitely be quicker next week as Sharon Martin was tailwalker and she apparently chatted all the way round. She's our new weapon!

We had 49 tourists today as well. Matthew Bennett ran his 323rd parkrun and first at Crystal Palace and he also has the coveted purple T-shirt which denotes 25 stints at volunteering. He's actually volunteered 53 times. I'm not entirely sure what took Matthew so long to come to us given he's run at lots of different parkruns and his home run is Guildford. Another new tourist for us was the intriguingly named MH who has run most of his runs at Tooting and who also has a purple shirt. His local parkrun is Tooting so another one who really should have made the journey to our slightly undulating run before now. Welcome to all our newbie runners and tourists.

Forty-seven people ran their fastest ever parkrun today. Kalise Powell ran sub 24 minutes for the first time ever and our first female finisher was Georgia turner who ran in a blistering 18:04. Really ladies, that sort of speed is quite rude and you won't make any friends: see my note above! Clare Wyngard ran sub 29 today, her fastest time since returning from open heart surgery, well done Clare.

Olivia Greenfield earned her 50 T Shirt today and Helen Lister and Alan Roberts earned their 100 T Shirts. Well done to all of you, great perseverance!

I'm writing this now because I was unable to go to the Palace vs Arsenal match. It's finished at 1-1 which will probably upset all those Gooners who should be supporting their local team! Most importantly though, we're still above them. Final point, thanks to Sean Campbell who has just posted on Facebook that Crystal Palace parkrun is the best parkrun by far in London! I obviously agree but Sean is somewhat more objective than me as he has sampled five London parkruns and his home parkrun seems to be in South Africa. Thanks Sean!

Right, that's your lot, I have stuff to do and I'm just pleased I've got this done early. Don't forget, we will be back next week and are always happy to welcome volunteers to our masses. Just put a message on our facebook page and george will give you a job to do, with or without hi tech stuff!

Until next week then, Michele #loveparkrun

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 469
11th January 2020
This week 549 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 80 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Joanna PATERSON • Susannah SIMPSON • Bob BELL • Laura TOUGH • George WILLIAMS • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • David Nicholas FOX • Chris BALMER • Rachel LYNN • Simon LANG • Sharon MARTIN • Unity KINGSTON • Piers BROMLEY • Julie LETTS • Russell WHITE • Suzi DALEY • Daniel TOUGH • Seán HILL • Michael MCINTYRE • Fred HAYES • Peter HALL • Ella PATERSON • Cameron TOUGH • Pat GRIFFIN • Efa PARRY • Jada MENSAH • Thomas BRIGGS • Luka JONES

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

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lucas SOPER who recorded 98.02% (20:10) on 5th October 2019 (event number 455).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 11,990 participants have completed 86,039 parkruns covering a total distance of 430,195 km, including 13,932 new Personal Bests. A total of 647 individuals have volunteered 5,755 times.

 

A bit like the Today programme on BBC R4………..

.......with a proper guest reporter.

You smashed it today!

By Tim Gray (Chiltern Church Runners)

Today you completely smashed your attendance record – or to be more specific pushed you that one extra person and Sharon MARTIN took it up to very nearly 90 more – or to put it another way just over 118% of your old record. What an epic day. 560 runners – massive. Not 560 massive runners mind!
You were not alone either, at least 60 new record attendances today across the UK.

Thanks to all the volunteers;

Alex SINGHGOLDEN  •  Alison YATES  •  Barry GRAHAM  •  Bob BELL  •  Cameron TOUGH  •  Carol HAYES  •  Chris BALMER  •  Clare DAVIS  •  Claudia RIOS  •  Daniel TOUGH  •  Efa PARRY  •  Eleanor PARKER  •  Gareth MORRIS  •  George WILLIAMS  •  Hannah LAZELL  •  Hazel FREEMAN  •  Jada MENSAH  •  Jessica RANSOM  •  Julia ANDERSON  •  Julie LETTS  •  Laura VINCENT  •  Lin SKINNER  •  Luka JONES  •  Michael MCINTYRE  •  Michele GOLDEN  •  Monica FISK  •  Ollie LONGWORTH  •  Pat GRIFFIN  •  Paul HILTON  •  Peter GALLAGHER  •  Peter HALL  •  Piers BROMLEY  •  Rachel LYNN  •  Sharon MARTIN  •  Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH  •  Simon LANG  •  Sue CORCORAN  •  Susannah SIMPSON  •  Suzi DALEY  •  Thomas BRIGGS  •  Tim GRAY  •  Tom SINGHGOLDEN  •  Unity KINGSTON  •  Yvette DORE

But especially to Michele (First Timers Briefing) – we have heard a lot of first timers briefings over the years, and yours was one of the most entertaining – token infection control, lack of showers for male parkrunners pre event & the shooting of Token Stealers & Funnel Duckers was excellent – I should note if you come to Roundshaw Downs we have the same shoot on site policy for TS & FD offenders, as we are also South London.

Also kudos to the marshall we overheard as we ran past – “That’s not the winner, that’s just the fastest runner.” Proper parkrun etiquette that is.

Every volunteer we met was helpful and cheerful – how lovely.

Also a little shout out to Crystal Palace Fun Runners for providing the pacers

PB’s

Also a lot of these – to many to list, but I’ll pick out a few; Peter DURRANT, Eleanor SIMMONS, Liz PEPPER , John O'LOUGHLIN, and Nora, Oliver & Vivienne Little – nice to see an extended family doing well.

Brand new – a lot of you, how cool is that!

Ben SHORTER, Oscar SPYROU, Alex RAHER, Jon ADAMS, Mario VIEIRA, Chris MONASTIRIOTIS, René BLOICE-SANDERS, Sinead GARDINER, Alexander TULLY, Bianca GOODWIN, Pawel PLESNIAK, Eithne BLOICE-SANDERS, Phil LALLY, Rhys WHITE, Jack GLANVILLE, Peter SAMPSON,
Astra SPYROU, Arthur DRIVER, Katie BARTON, Emma QUARTEY, Callum MCKENNA, Veron LAI, Hannah MCMULLAN, Robyn TAYLOR-STAVELY, Amelia RALPH, Sarah WOOD, Jacob RALPH, Charles SKERRETT, Mathew DAVIES, Michelle HENDERSON-VIEIRA, Jason RALPH, Joanna CLARK, & Beverley RETTER.
That’s 32 – amazing – and clearly some of you were a bit shy, because I don’t remember that many hands going up as brand new parkunners at the start. As today’s Run Director Barry said the event is open to you every Saturday – so do come back for more!

First Timers to Crystal Palace

Again to many to list, so a selection; Harry REYNOLDS Tooting Common parkrun/Tourist,
Tom EDWARDS Hilly Fields parkrun, Emma DAVIS Brockwell parkrun, Herne Hill/Tourist, Mike STOREY Tooting Common parkrun/Brockwell parkrun, Herne Hill, Chris KITCHENER St Albans parkrun/tourist, Robert STEWART St Peters parkrun/tourist, Sarah WHITELEY Cannon Hill parkrun, Birmingham, Michaela STEWART St Peters parkrun, Ichiro SUGAWARA Gunnersbury parkrun, Lynne CASTLE Riddlesdown parkrun, Debbie STOREY Brockwell parkrun, Herne Hill, Madeleine LITTLE Lloyd parkrun, Croydon, Matthew GRAY Lloyd junior parkrun, and Stephen JACK Fulham Palace parkrun.
Not a bad spread at all – for any who do not know, tourist denotes 20 or more parkrun events (not runs) completed.

Milestones
Not 1, not 2, but 3 excellent 50’s for; Robert KETTELL, Benjamin TAYLOR, & Audrey LIVINGSTON (Crystal Palace Triathletes) – well done.
I see Robert was visiting from Dulwich parkrun – very similar (‘ish) course profile of course, Benjamin is mainly Peckham Rye parkrun – with only Audrey doing her 50 at her home run.
No other milestones, but flake runs for Helen LISTER and Robert STEWART.
Thanks for having us – it was a nice break from the mud of Roundshaw Downs and Lloyd (we doubled on New Year’s Day) – and maybe you will visit us at Roundshaw Downs some time – we are cross country, but we are a hidden gem of a parkrun course!

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 468
4th January 2020
This week 560 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 78 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 44 volunteers:

Tim GRAY • Susannah SIMPSON • Bob BELL • Carol HAYES • Monica FISK • Yvette DORE • George WILLIAMS • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • Tom SINGHGOLDEN • Alex SINGHGOLDEN • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Jessica RANSOM • Gareth MORRIS • Chris BALMER • Rachel LYNN • Simon LANG • Sharon MARTIN • Unity KINGSTON • Julia ANDERSON • Paul HILTON • Eleanor PARKER • Laura VINCENT • Piers BROMLEY • Lin SKINNER • Julie LETTS • Hazel FREEMAN • Suzi DALEY • Hannah LAZELL • Daniel TOUGH • Clare DAVIS • Sue CORCORAN • Michael MCINTYRE • Peter GALLAGHER • Ollie LONGWORTH • Alison YATES • Peter HALL • Claudia RIOS • Cameron TOUGH • Pat GRIFFIN • Efa PARRY • Jada MENSAH • Thomas BRIGGS • Luka JONES

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

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lucas SOPER who recorded 98.02% (20:10) on 5th October 2019 (event number 455).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 11,910 participants have completed 85,490 parkruns covering a total distance of 427,450 km, including 13,885 new Personal Bests. A total of 646 individuals have volunteered 5,725 times.

 

Another bumper double Christmas special

Well, I did warn you I might not get a run report done last week as I was busy! So this week is another double and if anyone wants to read a run report weekly then do let me know and you're welcome to the parkrun pencil. Christmas is taking it's toll on you/us all with a low turnout today of 287 runners; the lowest number since June and Sept 2017. We have no doubt next week will be a bumper turnout with plenty of 'New year, new me' runners in their shiny new trainers. Some of them will even return the following week. So a particular welcome to our 16 brand new fresh out of the wrapper parkrunners this morning. Too many to name but I must mention Deon ('think of Celine Dion but with an 'e'' he said) Kritzinger who ran with his son, Theo, and wife, Magda. Deon said they were tourists as they had run in South Africa a couple of weeks ago and to be far he did sound like he'd just got off a flight from South Africa but Magda pointed out they live round the corner from the park so we really are their home parkrun and then it turns out today is down as their first parkrun so even if they did run in SA it can't count as they didn't have a barcode there. Welcome to the parkrun cult, oops family.

We had some tourists as well, the bravest ones being Jess and Katy Topping. They have done nine and seven parkruns respectively, each at a different venue. I was dropping my sons off at Crystal palace station at the start of their journey to Southampton to watch the Eagles hopefully grab a point and saw Jess and Katy leave the station, in running gear and promptly get a phone out. I made an assumption they were looking for parkrun and offered them a lift. The intrepid Kiwis (they're from new Zealand) took me up on my offer, much to the incredulity of the rest of the core team and then ran incredibly fast (probably worried I'd offer them a lift back to the station).

Some of our other tourists came from far and wide with Manchester being mentioned but I forgot to get the woman's name. I did get the name of Valeria who was from Argentina, running her first ever parkrun but I can't find her on the results so must assume she didn't have a barcode. No barcode, no result. I hope she liked it enough to do it again with a barcode. #DFYB

Tourists who did have their barcodes included Iain MacDonald and Lucy Marshall who are from Edinburgh. And welcome to the Little and Hunt contingent who usually run in Riddlesdown or Lloyd park but wisely chose our mudfree park to run today. I kept Adrian in my sights but try as I may I couldn't keep up with him so had a chat with him later. Today was his 134th parkrun so quite why it's taken him and his mob this long to run in our slightly undulating park is beyond me! It was lovely to see Neil Jeffreys today who moved to Hastings earlier this year, so although he didn't come up as a tourist he was one really.

Some people ran their fastest ever parkrun today. Daniel Steel (our first finisher) ran in a blistering 17:12. He also ran the small loop at the top of the park twice so could have been a good minute faster (actually at that speed probably just 20 seconds faster!). Che Gordon ran his third parkrun with cousin Kalise Powell. Che ran in 28:23, 10 minutes faster than last week and five minutes faster than his first parkrun. He's one to watch! Joy Lang ran a very speedy PB of 29:24 today, that really is phenomenal given a lot of us were complaining the excesses of Christmas had made us much slower, well done Joy and to all 37 of you who ran your fastest today.

Today and last week we had some milestones run: last week Philip Jones and Natalie Davys joined the 50 club last week with Ella Pobee joining them today. Sean Archer who spends his time running his parkruns at Finsbury Park and Ally Pally wisely chose Crystal Palace to run his 100th today. Whilst not an official milestone last week marked 200 parkruns each for Julie Letts, Piers Bromley and Gary Edwards; an event marked by prosecco and today Sean Hill joined their illustrious ranks. And, although again not an official milestone, only a completely miserable person would deny Bob Bell feeling a bit proud of achieving his 400th parkrun today. And in a real treat for us all Chrissie Bell was back at Chrissie's Corner today, clapper and bell in hand and making us all run that little bit faster. It was lovely to see you Chrissie.

As you'll know runners under the age of 11 need to run within arm's length of their responsible adult, something Azkia Mulimba struggles with so it was great to see him running along with mum Ashlee and when they saw me Azkia made a point of telling me he was running with a responsible adult! I checked with Simon Lang today to make sure Joy is his wife and he told me a really good spirit of parkrun tale. At the end of parkrun a runner called Jane picked up a two tone blue backpack and realised it wasn't hers. Being an honest sort she mentioned this and Simon's daughter, Elsie, saw another woman with an identical backpack and, as it turns out, an identical name. Well first name!

Now, it's gone 2pm, I need my shower and want to watch the Palace match so, results are available as ever by clicking on a link on this page. We won't be having a parkrun on New year's Day but will be back on Saturday. Do feel free to volunteer!

Until next week.
Michele #loveparkrun

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 467
28th December 2019
This week 287 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Susannah SIMPSON • Bob BELL • Carol HAYES • George WILLIAMS • Ian SHORTHOUSE • Helen CAMERON • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Chris BALMER • Simon LANG • Sharon MARTIN • Chris BELL • Julie LETTS • Hannah LAZELL • Liam HYLANDS • Alison YATES • Fred HAYES • Chris BRIGGS • Michele GOLDEN • Efa PARRY • Jada MENSAH

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

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lucas SOPER who recorded 98.02% (20:10) on 5th October 2019 (event number 455).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 11,832 participants have completed 84,930 parkruns covering a total distance of 424,650 km, including 13,820 new Personal Bests. A total of 641 individuals have volunteered 5,681 times.

 

A nearly Festive parkrun

So Michele seemed to think that a busy weekend was a reasonable excuse to entrust someone else
with the parkrun pencil. As I achieved the statistically pleasing result of 99th position on my 99th run
at Crystal Palace I decided to offer, primarily so that I could ensure that this made it into the run
report! Someone asked if I was going to try for position 100 next week- the short answer is No.
Today was pure chance.

The weather was cold and windy for this mornings run, but at least the forecast rain decided not to
make an appearance. 307 people ran, jogged and walked the course. 32 people were tackling the
hills of Crystal Palace for the first time, and of these 32 Chris Ellis, Paul Alani, Steven Cameron
Ferguson, Rachel Lang, Lucy Bull, Holly Ellis and Jennifer Ugali were box fresh parkrunners doing
their first ever parkrun event. Welcome to the parkrun cult, your Saturday mornings will never be
the same again… Chris Ellis was particularly speedy finishing in 6th place. To run that fast he must
have some previous form, so why did it take him so long to find parkrun? The remaining first timers
came from a variety of locations, some toursiting from as far away as Peckham (!). One of these first
timers was Daniela Bassoumba. I know Daniela from our parkrun Yammer group at work so I am sad
that I only spotted her in the results and not in person.

Mario Machado and Mark Stafford both did their 50th runs and so will be able to claim their red
milestone t-shirt as an extra Christmas present.

Lin Skinner clocked up another first female finisher position today in her 200th parkrun, only 2
seconds off her pb. I bet she is kicking herself now for not trying just a little bit harder on her sprint
finish. Crystal Palace stalwarts Piers Bromley and Julie Letts will both achieve their 200th event next
week. While 200 runs is a massive achievement, there were 2 rare blue 500 t-shirts on view today.
Patricia Cue and Kaye Quinn have clocked up an astonishing 564 and 531 runs respectively.

There were a total of 28 personal bests recorded today. Too many to mention but well done to all.
Achieving personal bests at this time of year when it is cold and usually windy is particularly
impressive.

Thanks as ever to the volunteers who allow the event to take place. A big round of applause to Karen
SHONE • Susannah SIMPSON • Bob BELL • Carol HAYES • George WILLIAMS • Barry GRAHAM •
Michele GOLDEN • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Jessica RANSOM • David Nicholas FOX • Chris
BALMER • Kathryn CHESHIRE • Jake ENGLISH • Piers BROMLEY • Julie LETTS • David COOK • Clare
DAVIS • Jane LOVEL • Lyndsey MORLEY • Fred HAYES • Efa PARRY • Dave ROOKE • Thomas BRIGGS •
Luka JONES.

See you all next week #loveparkrun
Jane H

Geeky stats for Crystal Palace below:
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Crystal Palace parkrun
Results Page.
The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January
2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017
(event number 344).

The Age Grade course record is held by Lucas SOPER who recorded 98.02% (20:10) on 5th
October 2019 (event number 455).
Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 11,737 participants have
completed 84,352 parkruns covering a total distance of 421,760 km, including

 

Bumper double parkrun report

The eagle eyed among you will have noticed there was no run report last week. This is because I was busy all weekend and out every night this week so quite frankly the fact I was even at parkrun this morning was a miracle. As ever, if anyone, at all, ever, wants to pick up the parkrun pencil/pen/crayon then please do step up and let us know. Having seen Sam Oliver back today and last week after quite an absence (Baby Bethany is nearly two now!) I'm hoping he'll want to produce another statastic parkrun report but honestly anyone is welcome.

Last week the weather was a bit spooky (told you it was a bumper edition) and as I ran/walked with newbie Romy Gordon we discussed how like the set of Stranger Things it was. If you're not familiar with Stranger Things you need to stay in a bit more and watch it. Romy had come along last week with her brothers Che and Orlando having been convinced by their cousin Kalise Powell that parkrun is the perfect way to start a Saturday. To be fair Kalise is a bit of a newbie herself having run her sixth parkrun this morning in a personal best of 24.29. Well done Kalise. And although they weren't able to join us this morning I am sure Romy, Orlando and Che will be back next week.

Kalise wasn't the only person who ran their fastest ever parkrun this morning: 33 parkrunners did. Well 33 that we know of. Jake Simmonds for instance ran without a barcode so is down as an unknown runner along with 28 others. As most of you know there is no way I would run parkrun without my barcode: I want every single instance of every single step I run being recorded for prosperity! #DFYB Jake probably didn't get a PB but to my horror he overtook me as I was coming to the end of my first lap and decided to be my personal pacer for the second lap. My protestations had no effect whatsoever and I managed to get round in just over 35 minutes. See my point about about being out every night this week!

Because 33 elite athletes ran their fastest ever parkrun I can't name them all so I will mention Kiya Daniel who must have been delighted to break that pesky 37 minute barrier, James Hewlett and Alex Martin also got PBs with both coming in well under 20 minutes so missing out on the opportunity to really appreciate how beautiful our park is! And Lucy Town ran a blistering 27:43, a PB at parkrun made all the more sweet as she has had to watch a few parkruns since having gorgeous Baby Elijah.

Some people may have been paced to a PB by the Crystal Palace Fun Runners who turned out in their droves to provide pacers. For those who want to achieve a faster than ever parkrun they are there on the first Saturday of the month and provide pacers: some more effectively than others!

We took delivery of eight brand new crinkle free parkrunners this morning. A huge welcome to Harry Foges, Mario Castro, Victoria Bright, Sarah Smith, Nadia Taylor, Silvia Baumgart, Eilidh Wallace and Barbara Houghton. Your Saturday mornings will never be the same. We also had some tourists, fifteen in total. Sarah Mayall ran her 397th parkrun with us having run 334 t Bushy parkrun. Sarah, it's not exactly a huge journey, what kept you? I've run Bushy parkrun and I suspect our slightly undulating course was a bit different for you! Andrew Mayal also cae along from Bushy but he seems like a comparative lightweight with today being his 278th parkrun (205 at Bushy).

Some people ran milestones today and some just ran lots so a big shout out to Julie Kenny for joining the 50 club on her 30th birthday. Happy birthday Julie. Ziyanai (Zi) Shiripinda ran her 200th parkrun today and whilst not an official milestone worth noting; not least because since Zi ran her first parkrun in October 2015 she had barely missed a week and had halved in size! And Jeremiah (Jerry) Fiagbe ran his 250th parkrun and didn't tell us at the beginning that he was doing that so an extra pat on the back to you Jerry!

Finally a little note about Brian Clements. A couple of weeks ago I quite rightly complained that when he got to the table Clare Davis, Ann McMahon and I were on with his celebratory bottle of prosecco for his non milestone 201st parkrun there was barely a spit in it. Today Brian came along with a mini bottle of prosecco for Clare, Ann and me. If Brian thinks he can inveigle his way into my run report by bribing me with alcohol he is absolutely spot on. Thank you Brian! I do accept other bribes if you want to be mentioned in the parkrun report although I do ask that wads of £20s are not sequential!

Right, that's your lot. Honestly, if anyone wants to write this next week do let me know, I've got a family party on Saturday afternoon so who knows when I'll get round to this! Results are accessible to you through hitting a link somewhere on this page.

Until next week then.
Michele #loveparkrun

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 464
7th December 2019
This week 300 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Jane HAILE • Brian CLEMENTS • Susannah SIMPSON • Bob BELL • Carol HAYES • George WILLIAMS • Barry GRAHAM • Christopher John MONK • Michele GOLDEN • Chris DYKE • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Jessica RANSOM • Chris BALMER • Kathryn CHESHIRE • Jake ENGLISH • Simon LANG • Piers BROMLEY • Julie LETTS • Stephen JONES • Clare DAVIS • Steven GAUGE • Michael MCINTYRE • Ollie LONGWORTH • Fred HAYES • Chris BRIGGS • Efa PARRY • Jada MENSAH • Dave ROOKE • Luka JONES

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

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lucas SOPER who recorded 98.02% (20:10) on 5th October 2019 (event number 455).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 11,705 participants have completed 84,045 parkruns covering a total distance of 420,225 km, including 13,734 new Personal Bests. A total of 637 individuals have volunteered 5,608 times.

 

I had a really witty title but I can’t remember it now.

We had a great turn out this week - 371 of you/us lined up at the start line as today's RD Susannah Simpson set us off on our one lap muddy and slippery parkrun. Twenty-eight people had never run in our slightly undulating park and of those we had seven brand new crinkle free parkrunners. Welcome to: Matthew Connolly, Daria Gilmore, Luiza Branklin, Laura Fergerson, Jonathan Moore, Max Moore and Richard Commin and Guy Murray. Your Saturdays will never be the same.

So, if seven of our 28 first timers were brand new we must have had 21 tourists. I got to speak with Andrew Harris whose home parkrun is Sean Woods in North Kent. He was running his 221nd parkrun at his 112th different venue. Andrew was accompanied by Richard Harris (85th parkrun in 66 venues) and Megan Walker (66 in 38). Not only are they dedicated parkrunners they are also dedicated volunteers with Andrew having clocked up 89 volunteering roles, Richard 13 and Megan five. Do remember you can come along and volunteer whenever you feel like it: just email the Crystal Palace parkrun office, send us a message on Facebook or just turn up at about 8:40 on a Saturday morning. You're almost guaranteed a hi-viz vest and if you want it a bit of hi-tech kit to play with!

Whether it was the muddy conditions (we're going to try out a mud free winter route next week), the lure of the Pride of Venice for breakfast post run or the slightly milder conditions we had 51 people run their fastest ever parkrun this morning. Six of them were Crystal Palace Fun Runners and as that's my running club I know I will be expelled for not mentioning them. So well done to: Monica Fisk, Russell White, Joe Cryer, Liz Pepper, Jessica Ransom and Sophie Griffin! Other people who ran their fastest ever parkruns were Adrian Lobb (baby Joanie is teething so he needed to get back to her quickly) and Amy and Amanda Boulton who ran their fastest ever on their third time to parkrun. Well done to all of you.

Some people ran milestone runs today: Elodie Owen ran her 10th and fastest parkrun this morning, Gareth Morris ran his 50th and Steven Gauge and Steve Harris ran their 100th. One person who did not run a milestone run was Brian Clements. Brian ran his 200th parkrun last week and parkrun regulars will know that's not actually a milestone run. So quite what possessed him to turn up today in his vest and pants to run his 201st parkrun like it was some sort of celebration beats me. He then got a load of prosecco and chocolate cake out when we went to the Pride of Venice although Clare Davis, Ann McMahon and myself merely got the last spit of that. Well done Brian.......I suppose. Perhaps when you're running your 250th parkrun (which is a real milestone) you'll celebrate with us in Crystal Palace rather than your new friends up North. Who says I'm bitter!?

Lynsey Morley was our tailwalker today and she asked me to mention the fact she got our final parkrunner home in 40:05. In fact we have no idea who she got over the line as s/he was one of our 46 unknown parkrunners (#DFYB). But the last parkrunner in who we do know was Lorna Man who took a minute and a half off her previous PB in June so I am prepared to acknowledge Lynsey must have done something right!

I never like to write a run report without mentioning me! Today I started off with Sally Jackson (in an unprecedented four weeks in a row appearance!!) but soon realised she would be better off without me and so Sally and Dave Cook set off into the hills. I was quite happy (well it's all relative) plodding by myself when I approached the bridge by the sports stadium (the final part as we approach the dinosaur lake) I saw Fred about to take a photo and then, to my horror Jake Simmonds. Jake was our 'unknown first finisher' and I realised with a sinking heart he intended running to the end with me. Suffice to say I ran my fastest parkrun since August! Thanks Jake, I think.

As ever results are accessible somewhere by clicking on a link.
Until next week then.

Michele #loveparkrun

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 462
23rd November 2019
This week 371 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Brian CLEMENTS • Susannah SIMPSON • Bob BELL • Carol HAYES • Monica FISK • Andy TOUGH • George WILLIAMS • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Chris BALMER • Rachel LYNN • Unity KINGSTON • Julia ANDERSON • Piers BROMLEY • Julie LETTS • Fiona VICKERS • Russell WHITE • Daniel TOUGH • Clare DAVIS • Sue CORCORAN • Ann MCMAHON • Lyndsey MORLEY • Fred HAYES • Christina MARRONI • Murat AGUS • Susanna WAERN • Cameron TOUGH • Emily WILLIAMS • Dave ROOKE • Thomas BRIGGS

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

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lucas SOPER who recorded 98.02% (20:10) on 5th October 2019 (event number 455).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 11,649 participants have completed 83,406 parkruns covering a total distance of 417,030 km, including 13,661 new Personal Bests. A total of 634 individuals have volunteered 5,555 times.

 

A parkrun without the legendary Bob Bell

Hello lovely parkrunners, I'm back. Thanks to Bob for picking up the journalist pen in my absence. We had 402 runners/walkers/cartwheelers at the start line this morning as our Run Director Barry set us off in unusually quiet tones. He was heckled by some ruffian who didn't need a megaphone as she sounds like a fishwife but he was undeterred!

So, what can I tell you about our parkrun this morning? We took delivery of 13 fresh out of the wrapper brand new parkrunners, welcome to you all. Some weeks we do a one lap course which is not quite as punishing as this morning's. Do come back next week and experience it. We also had some tourists - 47 in total. Owain Rees ran his 105th parkrun but first with us. With a name like that I fully expected him to be an experienced mountain runner from Wales but Owain seems to favour flatter parkruns with most of his previous ones done at Clapham Common and Tooting! Not too sure what took him to long to come to our slightly undulating course. Another intrepid traveller, this time from Dulwich was Will Forbes who was running with us for the first time. Welcome to you both! And a massive welcome to Joanne White who was running her fourth ever parkrun, first at CP and she ran her fastest ever which shows she is clearly someone who loves running up those hills!

Joanne was running with us as her husband Russell was running his 100th parkrun; a feat that has taken him a mere five and a half years! Well done Russell! Other milestone runners included Tim Anderson and John Highmoor who were both running their 50th, Rupert Bedford and Anna Rymill who notched up their 100th and Claire Steward who was running her 300th, which whilst not an official parkrun milestone run is definitely worthy of a mention. Well done to you all.

Some people ran their fastest ever parkruns today: Lin Skinner (20:10), Murat Agus (22:32) and Emma Mcintyre (28:30). And I must give a whole separate sentence to Kiya Daniel who has done four parkruns in the past four weeks and taken a phenomenal seven minutes off her time! HUGE congratulations to you all.

We were missing parkrun regulars today: Bob Bell, Belinda Cottrill, Lisa Rabanal and Matt Hunt were all running in Farfalle in Italy. Farfalle described Bob as the 'legendary Bob Bell' which may be because he was running his 393rd parkrun or may be because of his legendary writing skills. We will never know. Much like we will never know the identify of 34 of our runners who ran without a barcode so we will never know if they were first timers, tourists, milestone runners or got PBs. #DFYB

I found it all a bit hard today and although I was supposed to be running with Sally Jackson (on an unprecedented third week in a row attending parkrun) and Dave Cook I found myself falling back. As I was coming up the hill for the third time I saw Dave waiting for me and assumed he'd run back to find me but he hadn't, he had stood around in the cold waiting for me to get me to the finish line, having first made sure Sally got up the hill. What a gent! Thanks Dave.

As ever we do need volunteers in order to keep the event going so if you haven't volunteered (or even if you have) do come along and help. You can be high tech or low tech and with many volunteering roles you can get your run in as well.

Results can be looked at by clicking on the link in the next bit.
Until next week then.
Michele #loveparkrun

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 461
16th November 2019
This week 402 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

G EDWARDS • Joanna PATERSON • Susannah SIMPSON • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Chris BALMER • Piers BROMLEY • Julie LETTS • John MCGRATH • Russell WHITE • Clare DAVIS • Michael MCINTYRE • Lyndsey MORLEY • Elliot CHAPMAN-JONES • Colette DOLLIN • Christina MARRONI • Efa PARRY • Joanne WHITE • Dave ROOKE • Thomas BRIGGS

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

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lucas SOPER who recorded 98.02% (20:10) on 5th October 2019 (event number 455).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 11,621 participants have completed 83,035 parkruns covering a total distance of 415,175 km, including 13,610 new Personal Bests. A total of 633 individuals have volunteered 5,523 times.

 

Bob has a rant

Greetings it is I with the crayon this week as Michele, who very kindly washed and dried all the hi viz jackets after last weeks downpour is away on family stuff

Luckily the rain from the night before had gone and the next lot only arrived after we had packed up and some of our volunteers had headed off to various cross country runs.

389 of you turned up this week which was 140 more than decided that parkrun was more important than the rugby or staying dry was last week.

Observant readers will have noticed that parkrun HQ has changed the format of the results. I haven’t quite grasped all the intricacies’ of the new system so apologies but looks like Coach Carol gave 17 new comers and 5 tourists a first time briefing to. Welcome and I hope you enjoyed the Crystal Palace experience.

I had the dubious honour of wearing the white and black Run Director vest and, conscious that the sun wasn’t yet putting in an appearance, hopefully got proceeding underway pretty quickly.

I did run over a few parkrun rules including showing courtesy to other park users and if wearing headphones then keep the volume down. Last week I was impeded (if you could call injury invoked hobbling being impeded) by a lady who was oblivious to any runners around her because her earphones were blocking out anything. It resulted in me having to step into a large puddle to avoid a sudden change in her direction, which my trainers took two days to recover from.

As runners came down the funnel, despite me having a pretty loud voice several people clearly couldn’t hear any instructions as, yes you’ve guessed it, their headphones were blocking out anything but Black Sabbath at full volume. So again please, please, please if you wear headphones then keep the volume down.

Secondly I was confronted by a lady wearing the largest headphones going, going nuts as she felt that, as a lone jogger, she had been terrorised by all the runners coming at her. We had a more reasonable discussion once she had taken her headphones off and she no longer needed to shout. I said that we always asked runners to respect other park users and offered her a free place next week. She didn’t seem that keen which was a shame but her loss. Hopefully she’ll see the parkrun light, take her headphones off and join us, thereby ensuring she isn’t run over again. We live in hope.

Apologies and rant over but at least I’ve got Palace losing to Chelsea off my chest. Maybe listening to Leonard Cohen whilst writing this is a mistake too.

So back to events of the day.

The runner with no name/ barcode (Jake) was first home by a significant margin. He was followed by Che Compton who, considering he ran New York in 2:46 last week wasn’t showing much sign of jet lag, or if he was he was hiding it well. Lisa Rabnal was the fastest lady accompanied, on a short lead, by Raffa. She was also second in the age gradings by achieving 77.44%. Top slot in this went to Roger Beadsworth on 82.12%.

Of the milestones Eliot Woolf collected a red T shirt, Meredith Phillips got a black and I note that Neville Henry, who often runs at CP is now on 402. He may have celebrated a couple of weeks ago when many of us were doing Beachy Head Marathon, but if not well done on such an auspicious number. A blue T shirt is now only 98 runs away.

You were all very gracious in your applause for this weeks volunteers and a second one for last weeks volunteers who endured such appalling conditions they deserved a second shoutout. There are plenty of opportunities going so don’t be shy but contact George our volunteer coordinator through the links on the home page or Face Book. We really do rely on a good flow of volunteers to keep the run going.

Finally again apologies for ranting but parkrun has very few rules so they should be easy for us to follow

Show courtesy to other park users and fellow runners.

Children under 11 must run with a responsible adult

Dogs on a short leash

Headphones kept at a low volume

Stay in order after finishing

No funnel ducking but take a token even if you put it straight in the bucket

No printed bar code no position

Simples.

Have a great week

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 460
9th November 2019
This week 389 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Karen SHONE • Joanna PATERSON • Susannah SIMPSON • Bob BELL • Carol HAYES • Yvette DORE • George WILLIAMS • Barry GRAHAM • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Chris BALMER • Stuart FRANKLIN • Rachel LYNN • Belinda COTTRILL • Piers BROMLEY • Julie LETTS • Fiona VICKERS • Suzi DALEY • Sue CORCORAN • Fred HAYES • Murat AGUS • Efa PARRY • Thomas BRIGGS

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

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lucas SOPER who recorded 98.02% (20:10) on 5th October 2019 (event number 455).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 11,561 participants have completed 82,633 parkruns covering a total distance of 413,165 km, including 13,563 new Personal Bests. A total of 631 individuals have volunteered 5,502 times.

 

A biblical parkrun

Well, now that I have dried out and removed bits of tree from my hair and more importantly can retrieve notes from my phone (apparently Samsung phones can be used in water but beware using them in rain as that seems to make them waterlogged!) I can write the run report. On Saturday I was RD so arrived early enough to agree putting up tape to mark out the finish funnel might be a bit of a risk as the gale that was due to descend on us was just starting. NOTHING however had prepared me for the torrential downpour that started just after we set off. In eight years of coming along to parkrun I have never experienced weather like we had on Saturday. More importantly, people who regularly come to parkrun regardless of weather (in my earlier days a hint of rain was enough to make me snuggle down under the duvet) said they had never experienced anything like it either.

Anyway, neither the rugby nor the weather deterred 248 of you lacing up your trainers and setting off on our two and a half lap course so huge respect to all of you. Particular respect goes to Dorothy Gwillim, Zoe Jones, Neve Doro, Kirk Reynolds, Leon Mitcheson, Michael Foo, Joel Mulimba and Tim King who chose last Saturday to do their first ever parkrun. Welcome to the cult! I met Kirk just before we set off, bright eyed, bushy tailed and really excited about his first parkrun. I smiled inwardly thinking he wouldn't be like that at the end but he would have a sense of chanievemtn. How wrong I was: Kirk bounded over the finish line with a huge grin on his face saying how much he'd loved it! Well done Kirk and looking froward to seeing you again soon. I'm going to make a punt and say Joel Mulimba might be Azkia and Caeden's dad as they usually run with mum Ashlee and she wasn't there on Saturday. She chose a great day to miss parkrun! Tim King was another newbie, having never done a parkrun before it was particularly good to see tim as I'd met him I the night before in the pub and was wondering if he would actually turn up! Finally, Dickie Halliday is listed as a first timer but I happen to know Dickie did his first parkrun on 5th October and because of a technical glitch got listed as an unknown runner so welcome back Dickie. :)

Now to unknown runners. Jake Simmonds and Ronnie Kadibu were our first finishers, both running without their barcodes so they don't get an official time. So I am going to note Adrian Lobb as first finisher! He came in after Jake and Ronnie and was still under 19 minutes: that really is obscenely fast and hardly worth getting out of bed for in my opinion. We had another 36 runners listed as unknown and apologies to those of you who did get scanned but somehow didn't end up on the list. We tried really hard with the scanning but by the end of the morning had one working scanner. I must say a massive thanks to the volunteers particularly Unity, Thomas and Efa who are all doing their Duke of Edinburgh awards and who stood in that horrible weather helping scan and generally being wonderful. As ever, we can only put on parkrun with the help of volunteers so do put your name down sometime either by posting on our facebook page, emailing the office and sending us an IM. One unknown parkrunner was Michael Mcintyre who came along, offered to volunteer and agreed to tailwalk, in his jeans, in a storm and then, at the end said he didn't have his barcode. What a star!

Some people ran their fastest ever parkrun on Saturday. I was really pleased to see George Stephenson ran his fastest ever with an incredible time of 20:17 although he was a little disappointed as he's aiming for sub 20! Jack Davidson ran his 250th parkrun on Saturday, it was his 75th in our lovely park. Well done Jack.

Being the first Saturday of the month we had pacers from Crystal Palace Fun Runners so a huge thanks to them for trying to run at a steady pace in such conditions. Lin Skinner should have been pacing but she really wanted to watch the rugby so did the route at 08:00 in 20:04! Well done Lin.

Next week's RD is Bob Bell so do step up to volunteer. Bon has apparently sorted much better weather for next week!

See you all soon.
Michele #loveparkrun

Crystal Palace parkrun
Event number 459
2nd November 2019
This week 248 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Susannah SIMPSON • Carol HAYES • Tom WILSON • George WILLIAMS • Barry GRAHAM • Michele GOLDEN • Richard HARRISON • Chris DYKE • Sidney Ansell MCINTOSH • Jessica RANSOM • Chris BALMER • Unity KINGSTON • Mylene ELLIOTT • Suzi DALEY • Clare DAVIS • Sue CORCORAN • Michael MCINTYRE • Lyndsey MORLEY • Fred HAYES • Chiara PETRONE • Claudia RIOS • Murat AGUS • Pat GRIFFIN • Efa PARRY • Thomas BRIGGS

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

The female record is held by Justina HESLOP who recorded a time of 17:23 on 14th January 2012 (event number 77).
The male record is held by Nicholas TORRY who recorded a time of 15:26 on 1st July 2017 (event number 344).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lucas SOPER who recorded 98.02% (20:10) on 5th October 2019 (event number 455).

Crystal Palace parkrun started on 29th May 2010. Since then 11,522 participants have completed 82,244 parkruns covering a total distance of 411,220 km, including 13,509 new Personal Bests. A total of 631 individuals have volunteered 5,480 times.

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