Durham parkrun event number 370, 20th April 2019.

The sun was certainly shining on us today as we ran along the river banks towards the bandstand.  It clearly made a difference to the 67 runners who recorder a new PB today, well done to you all but especially to junior runner Charlotte Dillon whose new PB of 18 minutes 58 seconds gave her an age grade score of 85.85% - incredible!

We welcomed 70 first timers to Durham parkrun today, 23 of whom were running their first ever parkrun this morning.  We also welcomed many tourists to the run today from Hull, Chester, Bolton, Wiltshire, Southampton, Bristol and Edinburgh, hopefully all of our visitors and first timers enjoyed the run and we see you back again very soon.

It was also a week full of milestone runs with Daniel Laidler joing the junior ten club, Marita Le Vaul-Grimwood completing her 50th run, Abigail Fox and Audrey Christie running their 100th runs and both Alan Smith and Graham Marshall running their 300th runs today.  Congratulations to you all on your achievement and particular thanks to Audrey who has also completed 107 volunteer stints in her time as a parkrunner.

We were exceptionally grateful to our volunteers today, without whom the run can't take place.  It's great to have so many regular and first time volunteers helping out today and if you'd like to put yourself down for one of our upcoming events please email in to durham@parkrun.com and we'll happily add you to the roster.  All of our roles are easy to carry out and we'll show you what to do on the day.

This week 432 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 70 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Colin EVERSON • John HUTCHINSON • John ROBSON • Katherine HAY-HEDDLE • Angus GRAHAM • Paul Andrew BEAL • Emily HOPKINS • Clare CLISH • Ben HOPKINS • Antony CLISH • Steve FARROW • Naomi ERLEBACH • Emma APPERLEY • Deborah TAYLOR • Harry HUGHES • Rebecca COWIE • Emma PIASECKI • Val HANCOCK • M H • Matilda DUNSTER • John CRAGGS • Sadie DUNSTER

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

The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 15:12 on 17th March 2012 (event number 32).
The female record is held by Jennifer WALSH who recorded a time of 16:31 on 26th May 2012 (event number 42).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 97.65% (24:50) on 16th June 2018 (event number 329).

Durham parkrun started on 13th August 2011. Since then 12,952 participants have completed 104,692 parkruns covering a total distance of 523,460 km, including 18,261 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,093 individuals have volunteered 9,021 times.