Run Report for Dulwich parkrun Event #368: 9 March 2019 (with thanks to Cat Fuller of Clapham Pioneers Running Club)

A total of 474 people walked, jogged and ran three laps of beautiful Dulwich Park this Saturday to take on the parkrun’s 368th event. It was a chilly but dry morning and we were lucky to have the sun breakthrough from time to time.

On the back of International Women’s Day, it was fantastic to see 153 women complete the course, representing 32% of all finishers. Women across all age categories inspired us today, with 50 first timers at Dulwich and 34 PB’s!

Special shout-outs to the youngest female finisher, Freja Fenner Scally (J10 age category) who achieved a PB, and to Marcia Tolfts and Diane Bright in the VW65-69 category, a first timer and PB achiever, respectively.

Congratulations to first female finisher Hayley Rigby with a time of 19:49, second female finisher Stacy Wheat with a time of 19:53, and third female finisher Jennifer Berg with a time of 19:59 – fantastic results!

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The top male finishers impressed too - Andrew Fyfe came in first place with a time of 15:14, achieving a PB, and Jacob Harrison and Benjamin Harrison both in the JM11-14 category came in 5thand 6thplace – great job! Additionally, there were five finishers in the VM70-74 category with some seriously impressive times – outstanding.  Volunteers this week were members of local running club Clapham Pioneers. The volunteers did a superb job ensuring runners were paced and cheered throughout their run, as well as re-fuelled post-run with a delicious selection of home-baked treats.

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Well done to all participants – It’s an absolute inspiration seeing everyone week after week at parkrun, no matter their age, gender or pace. Keep it going!