Report by Laura Burge
A flurry of PBs at Fulham Palace parkrun got the weekend off to a good start, with more than one in five people recording their best time.
Eighty-nine personal bests brightened what was an otherwise grey and murky morning, and it can’t have been a coincidence that nine fantastic pacemakers were on hand to guide runners around the course.
Tanja Daub had cause to join in the celebrations, as she marked her 50th parkrun, and we were delighted to welcome 65 people to Fulham Palace for the first time – 26 of whom were doing their first-ever parkrun.
Just three seconds separated twins India and Kosana Weir, who were the first and second females respectively in 18:11 and 18:14 and the best age-graded performers of the day. The teens weren’t the only young people showing their elders how it’s done, with Iasonas Tazartes (JM15-17) clocking 18:53 in his first-ever parkrun, and 30 juniors passing through the funnel.
Paul Hunt was first to cross the line in 17:20 in what was a particularly competitive morning, with 10 runners notching up a sub-18 time.
Number of finishers: 431
First male: Paul Hunt (17:20)
First female: India Weir (18:11)
Best age graded performance: India Weir (82.31%)
First timers: 65, 26 of whom were doing their first-ever parkrun
Milestones: Tanja Daub (50)