Durham parkrun event number 413 22nd February 2020

We returned to our regular route today despite continued wind, rain and a high, fast flowing river all week. A huge well done to all you hardcore runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers for embracing the wind, hailstones, wind, rain, wind, slippery mud and more wind! It was fantastic to see such commitment to starting your Saturday off, the parkrun way.
My aim today was to count how many “thank-you’s” I received while marshalling. Well, I genuinely lost count! I received verbal thank-you’s, nods of approval, smiles, thumbs up gestures, quite a few “cheers marshal” and several compliments on my wellies (which by chance matched the new high-viz)! All before 10am - not a bad way to start a Saturday at all! The feel good factor comes free at parkrun, regardless of how you participate. Enjoy the rest of your windy weekend.
This week 390 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 65 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 55 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Colin EVERSON • John HUTCHINSON • Audrey CHRISTIE • Richard JACKSON • Emily HOPKINS • Clare CLISH • Antony CLISH • Beatrice BARTLEY • Steve FARROW • Tom HORSFIELD • Jonathan HAMILL • Jill YOUNG • Janet TELFORD • Sarah SMITH • Andrew MAGEE • John Paul HARDY • Jonathan GLEDHILL • Annie LOPEZ • Val HANCOCK • John CRAGGS • Alex LATHAM • Emily FAWELL • Alison PRIESTLEY

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 14,901 participants have completed 120,671 parkruns covering a total distance of 603,355 km, including 20,141 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,209 individuals have volunteered 10,168 times.

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