Our First Run Report from Richard Danston

Good afternoon,

Dartford Heath parkrun launched today with an amazing 192 participants who ran, jogged or walked their way around the heath. It was a bright, sunny morning for our inaugural event and the good weather certainly helped make it a special occasion.

Congratulations go to Ram SITAULA who ran his 100th parkrun today and to Mick KEENE and Stephen TARRANT who reached the unofficial milestone of 300 parkruns!

8 people ran parkrun for the very first time so well done to Trevor BULLOCK, Belle GRIFFITHS, Georgia BULL, Emma HILLS, Megan BULL, Hannah PITKIN, Chris HARDSTONE and Curtis EVERLEIGH. Welcome to the parkrun family and thank you for choosing to debut at Dartford Heath.

Many of our participants today came from Dartford parkrun at Central Park although we are aware that other runners came represented clubs including Danson Runners, Plumstead Runners, Bexley AC, Belvedere Plodders Running Club and Petts Wood Runners. Thank you to everyone that visited us today and to those that intend to make Dartford Heath their ‘Home’ parkrun.

As is the case with inaugural events, everyone is listed as a ‘First Timer’ and as such no one is credited with a PB regardless of their time. Many of you would have, of course, checked your own profiles by now to see how today’s run measured up.

We had 12 unknown runners at this event - for those that want their hard-earned recognition, please do remember to bring your barcodes as you will not receive a time without one. For those that prefer to remain anonymous, please remember to carry an alternative form of ID if possible.

The first 3 finishers per gender were:

  1. Ian ELLWOOD                       17:59              Cas WRIGHT             19:50
  2. Duncan PLATT                       18:11              Hannah ROBERTS     21:15
  3. Reuben BURFORD                18:36              Victoria MURTON     24:20

The full list of times for today can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/dartfordheath/results/latestresults/

As always, we rely on volunteers to make parkrun happen so thank you to our magnificent 25 that assisted today:

Emma J BROWN, Naomi BROWN, Dylan BROWN, Angela CAWLEY, Ian CHILDS, Harley CLARK-HURREN, Paul DAWES, Molly DOVEY, Richey ESTCOURT, Matt FOSTER, Sam FOSTER, Tessa HAMPTON, Adam HUNT, Esther HUNT, Alan MAJOR, Lynne MALLERY, Terry MERRY, Barry NICHOLSON, Brian PITKIN, Alison PITKIN, Stephen TARRANT, Louis TUCKER, Phil WELLS, Thomas WELLS, Karen WELSH

We are especially keen to welcome new faces since we are such a new event so if you fancy taking a turn or perhaps if you are injured and unable to run but still wish to participate, please visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/dartfordheath/volunteer/ or email dartfordheathhelpers@parkrun.com

The female record is held by Cas WRIGHT who recorded a time of 19:50 on 12th May 2018 (event number 1).

The male record is held by Ian ELWOOD who recorded a time of 17:59 on 12th May 2018 (event number 1).

The Age Grade course record is held by Duncan PLATT who recorded 79.84% (18:11) on 12th May 2018 (event number ).

Dartford Heath parkrun started on 12th May 2018. Since then 192 participants have completed 192 parkruns covering a total distance of 960 km.

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