ParkRon 20th June

Last Saturday's parkruns were dedicated to Ron Clarke.

Ron Clark was a champion athlete in the 1950s and 60s and was the first man to run 3miles in less than 13 minutes. He officially set 17 world records on athletics tracks and at one stage in his career held every record between 2miles and 20km.  As Mayor of Australia's Gold Coast he was the guest starter at the first Main Beach parkrun in 2011.  He completed the course and was the 'unknown runner' at position 100. He had forgotten his barcode!

He went on to be the Patron of parkrun Australia.

Sadly, and despite hopes for all our runners to be named we had 12 unknown runners amongst last week's results from Dulwich.  But we did have 219 runners and an impressive 48 personal bests.

Congratulations to Antonia White who ran her 50th parkrun!

We are getting very close now to Dulwich parkrun's next milestone of 25,000 runs, a small contribution to parkrun UK's current total of over 7 million!

 

See you on Saturday.  Karen will be Run Director.

And please don't forget your barcode!