Event #98 – IWD!
What a parkrun, what an atmosphere! Gloucester City parkun #98 welcomed a massive 345 runners to celebrate International Women’s Day!
With girls from age 6 to mature ladies in their 80s, 183 females all came together to start their weekend feeling empowered within such a fabulous community with the spirit of This Girl Can. That’s an increase of 77 females over the previous week! Well done to all of you on this day of recognition, including the 34 new runners to Gloucester City parkrun and the 15 female and 5 male first timers.
Of course none of this would be possible without the amazing hi viz pink marshal heroes:
Their support and encouragement every week is much appreciated and no doubt contributed to the 64 new PBs racked up this week, including 3 for the top 6 male and female finishers. A change in the course with the final lap now being the short lap was well received and will now be permanent.
First 3 male finishers were Daniel Moody with a new PB of 18.54, Javid Norat with a new PB of 19.20 and Jamie Smith in 19.44.
First 3 females were Rachel Underhill in 20.15, Maria Clutterbuck with a new PB of 21.20 and Emma Millman in 21.58.
First 3 JW10 finishers were Daisy Meade, Olivia Smith and Emilia Johnson.
First 3 JM10 finishers were Monty Carruthers, Jude Burch and Harrison Ward.
First 3 JW11-14 finishers were Isabella Carruthers with a new course PB, Chloe Sheppard and Lucy Hutchinson.
First 3 JM11-14 finishers were Allen Li, Reuben Millward and Ryan Horsley.
Well done all of you!
Congratulations also to Liz Kirkham who ran her 100th parkrun with us. What an amazing achievement especially on #IWD!
Tourists came from far and wide, with visitors from London, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bristol and as far away as Barcelona! We hope you and all our runners enjoyed running with us at Gloucester City.
A last note to thank those of you who have brought Easter Eggs with you to parkrun. Whilst you’re searching for toilet rolls, please pick up a few Easter Eggs, just 75p half price at Tesco (other supermarkets are available!) to support Gloucester Feed the Hungry 5000 Easter Egg campaign.
See you all next Saturday with your barcodes!
By Maria Clutterbuck