Today 66 mates got out of bed on a crisp, cool, autumnal morning to walk, jog, run or volunteer at our Virtual parkrun. No new faces this week and just four people have the accolade of PB after their time today.
Huge congratulations to Tony (they just keep coming ) May, Craig (Top Poster) Cameron, Vikki (I've got my own little pacer) Wilson and Vikki (Sub 26 and some) Hewlett.
The forest looked stunning this morning. There was little evidence of our mud and puddles, but the canopy was awash with colour and the floor was carpeted in leaves. Wits had to be sharp to pick out the trail and avoid those sneakily covered roots and hazards. It was indeed, great fun to be out and about and at one with nature at such a colourful time of year.
Most people got the script for today's fruit theme but some took a bit of license such as Graham, Blood Orange James with his dodgy orange shoes whilst Peter CJ had a bit on the side
Doynton, The Kymin, Swansea and Lliswerry provided a good harvest ,including Russ Abbott and an orange dog!
Apricot/parkrun was a fallback for a few including Dan, it's nearly a smile Cobley and Sharla, I'm going early for Halloween Fleet. Steve had some fruit as backup.
Check out Gregory and his juggling
Michael and Hannah have a new photo booth at home. Despite the warning someone didn't social distance
Knot a lot to say about this group and Ange has taken up telling fishy stories about the one what got away!
Jacqui had a pear as did the Griffins
And the three Bartletts brought up the rear
Meanwhile out on the courses various:
This week's 1-2-3s were:
Female: 1 Lucy Marshall 23.05, 2 Jane Creed 24.15 and 3 Sherryl Hall 24.37
Male: 1 Mark Mathews 20.45, 2 Mark Williamson 22.55, 3 Walter Leach 23.14
Next week is Grapeftruit and we are asking everyone to WEAR IT PINK for Breast Cancer. The official day is Friday 23rd. Can we have a big turnout and show some support for all we now who are faced with the challenge of this and every other cancer be they family, friends, parkmates or acquaintances. Thank you.
The Citrus Challenge finishes the week after with LIME and it's also Halloween so an opportunity to dress up as witches, warlocks, get out the green facepaint and, and, and don't forget to post your pics.
Full results here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/225875690759749/Forest of Dean Virtual parkrun started on 27th March 2020 when 26 parkrunners took those first steps and since then there have been:
Events - 30
Number of runs: - 2344 runs
Distance covered: - 11720 kilometres
Average runs per week: - 78.1333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333
Biggest virtual attendance: - 113 - Event 11 (06/06/2020)
Female record: - Claire O'BRIEN - 18:15 - Event 6 (02/05/20)
Male record: - Cory SHERWIN - 16:32 - Event 25 (12/09/20)
Age graded record: Female - Jacqui Wynds - 98.45% - Event 8 (16/05/2020)
Age graded record: Male - Robin Drewett - 86.9% - Event 26 (19/09/2020)
Number of different runners since inception: - 242
Number of Volunteers: A steady few!
Most number of posts on Lockdown thread: - 245 and counting - Event 11 (06/06/2020)
Most number of paired times: - 13 - Event 24 (06/09/2020)
Most number of people in shared time: - 4 - Event 25 (12/09/20 Morgan Freeman x 2)
Number of clubs represented : - No idea.
Stats last updated 17/10/2020 - 14.26
Problems with the results: Twas ever thus
The Forest of Dean Virtual5k is open to all parkrunners. Please do let your parkrunner friends know that they can join in too. All they need to do is run on a Saturday morning and post their time and proof on the lockdown thread on our FB page or mail the office before 10:00 UK time.
If you've got a question about Virtual 5k, or would like to get in touch, visit our support site.
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