Report by Laura Burge
Fulham Palace parkrun returned with a bang following a two-week hiatus imposed by last Saturday's firework display.
A bit of rain wasn’t enough to put off the 326 finishers, with adults, children and dogs coming together on what was a particularly grey morning in the capital.
As ever, the run proved popular with tourists, with some coming from as far afield as Copenhagen in Denmark – tusind tak! We also welcomed serial parkrunner Ian Cockram, who has now racked up 407 parkruns, three of which have been at Fulham Palace.
The conditions clearly suited some, as an impressive 47 finishers managed PBs. We also welcomed 59 first-timers, 34 of whom have never run at parkrun before.
Congratulations are most definitely in order for Andy Gardner, who hit the magic 100 mark. Meanwhile, Alan Freer recorded the best age-graded performance (76.84%).
First over the line was Stuart Macdougall in 17:27, while Alexandra Stuart-Smith was first female in 20:55.
Be sure to join us at next week’s paced event (even numbers) – the perfect opportunity to go for that PB!
Number of finishers: 326
First male: Stuart Macdougall (17:27)
First female: Alexandra Stuart-Smith (20:55)
Best age graded performance: Alan Freer (76.84%)
First timers: 59, 34 of whom were doing their first-ever parkrun
Milestones: Andy Gardner (100)