This week we had our amazing Event Director, Sarah FITCH taking on the role as our RD, and she was busy in the week to make sure everything was ready for our awesome parkrun at Felixstowe. With everything reset and charged, we were ready to go....
We had a lovely 253 of you participating in the course this week, with it being our 16th most attended event (coincidentally this is 61 backwards, which is our event number). We welcomed the 10 brand new to parkrun people and also the 29 people who, although had done parkrun before, hadn't done Felixstowe parkrun (hello tourists) - further details can be found below. A staggering 53 of you managed to get a PB, making up over 20% of the participants today - impressive work everyone.
|Brand new people to parkrun||Brand new to Felixstowe parkrun (Tourists)|
|Lewis PALMER (184)
Gary BROWN (168)
Isobel BAKER (125)
Faye SCOTT (112)
Rob SQUIRRELL (94)
Matthew MILLER (89)
Lisa SQUIRRELL (75)
Mark O'CALLAGHAN (64)
Lauren SQUIRRELL (63)
Tim LONG (59)
Simon GIRLING (51)
Katie DAVIES (48)
Kevin CLEGG (45)
Alan TURNER (36)
Finley ASHLEY (30)
|Emma Louise HOWARD (24)
Robert MINNS (23)
Owen DAVIES (20)
Dylan JARVIS (19)
Sharon JOHNSON (18)
Yvette GIRLING (17)
Aimee MCLACHLAN (17)
Mike GREEN (15)
Rhian CARR (11)
Damian NUNN (10)
Bonny HOWES (8)
Harry BAILEY (8)
Brad SINCLAIR (3)
Liam O'DONOVAN (3)
This week’s milestones include:
We would like to remind everyone that we do not have sole use of the seafront, and we should be mindful of non-parkrunners who are out for a walk or whatever non-parkrun activity they are up to. Remember to keep to the right and allow everyone enough space. Before we set off at 9am, please stay out of the marked off area on the sea side of the prom, as this path allows non-parkrunners to get past safely.
Our first male finisher, Jason MARTER, came in at 18:05. This is the second time he has been first finisher at Felixstowe and overall he has done 6 with us.
Our first female finisher was Philippa UNTHANK in a time of 18:38. This is the 19th time she's held this position and she still holds our female course record. She also had the highest age grade this week at 80.32%. Today she also claimed the age grade record for the SW18-19 age group, whilst also holding the record in the JW15-17 group too.
Our random stars of the week (although you are all brilliant)
|⭐Justin HENDER||His 149th parkrun in a time at 20:03|
|⭐Lauren SQUIRRELL||One of our junior tourists, coming over the line in a time of 23:40|
|⭐Mark KING||PB achieved today in 24:34 for his 4th parkrun|
|⭐Julia ASHLEY||Completing her 56th parkrun in a time of 26:11|
|⭐Brian BARNARD||Looks like we're seeing double here with a time of 28:28|
|⭐Denise BOOTH||Another one of our PB superstars with 30:17|
|⭐David MOON||I wonder if he jumped over the moon with his PB at 30:55|
|⭐Sara GILLESPIE||Her 14th time completing parkrun, 11 of those at Felixstowe, in 32:45|
|⭐Ethan HILTON||Also doing his 14th parkrun, in a time of 39:38|
|⭐Cheryl WAKERLEY||Her third time as tail walker, finishing today in 56:04|
|⭐Rebecca BEWLEY||Fingers at the ready, she was clicking everyone in today with the stopwatch|
Did you know?
- Excluding the unknown runners, we had 33 more males today than females
- It was our 61st event today, and Catherine BERESFORD came in at position 61. She has now completed 55 parkruns, with 4 of them being with us
- Our collective distance we covered today is 1,265km - this is enough distance to go from Felixstowe all the way to Hamburg, Germany, and back (and do Felixstowe parkrun again!)
- Hayley BERRY completed her 61st parkrun at our 61st event
- The average age was approximately 43 years old
- We had two most popular age groups - 40-44 and 50-54, each having 42 participants
- We had 7 parkrunners today with 'Chris' in their name: Christopher DURRANT, Christopher HAMER, Chris RYAN, Chris ST JOHN-GREEN, Christiaan TAYLOR, Christopher TRANTER and Matthew GILCHRIST
- Today's parkrunner with the most 'run credits' was Carl COOPER. He has completed 247 parkruns altogether, with 2 of them being at Felixstowe. He has completed parkrun in 46 events, all of which are located in the UK
This week 253 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:
Rory MARRIOTT • Sharon HAYFIELD • Daniel COOPER • Samantha COOPER • Marion PARKER • Noel BIRKETT • Rebecca BEWLEY • Carrie KEMP • Hilary MARRIOTT • Jenny CHURCH • Sarah FITCH • Caroline STAFFORD • Rod MACGREGOR • Sara GILLESPIE • Liz CLARK • Caroline TALBOT • Samantha PLUMPTON • Rachael BENNEWORTH • Mark LAMBERT • David BREWSTER • Wendie HALES • Katie DAVIES • Jayne STEELE • David MACLEAN • Owen DAVIES • Rob DYER • Cheryl WAKERLEY • Paul CHARLTON • Hannah GILLESPIE-GARDINER • Stevie COLLIN • David PLUMPTON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Felixstowe parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Philippa UNTHANK who recorded a time of 18:00 on 20th October 2018 (event number 27).
The male record is held by Matthew SPENCER who recorded a time of 16:09 on 20th April 2019 (event number 54).
The Age Grade course record is held by Anthony NIXON who recorded 89.47% (19:57) on 1st June 2019 (event number 60).
Felixstowe parkrun started on 7th April 2018. Since then 3,445 participants have completed 13,685 parkruns covering a total distance of 68,425 km, including 3,137 new Personal Bests. A total of 269 individuals have volunteered 1,358 times.
Come along and see us soon - arrive before 9am on Saturday mornings for the brief and off we go!