Event 28 was my first visit to Gloucester North, and what a great parkrun it is! With near perfect running conditions 57 runners joined the volunteers for the 5km run
This week the volunteer team were Georgina Emile as Run Director, with Steve Blackmore taking on the duty of Funnel Manager on his birthday, runners were timed by Jo Streeter and Dave Jones, tokens given out by John O'Leary with Peter Hayes assisting and those barcode being scanned by Michelle Jones. Out on the course we had five marshals who were Cherly Clay, Kathryn Methven, Lucinda Arnold, Peter De Klein and Adrian Arnold.
Thanks to all the volunteers which made the event happen today, if you've not volunteered before and fancy giving it a go, check out the volunteering section of our website - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/gloucesternorth/volunteer/ where you can find out about all the roles available and a brief description of the duties, they're all great fun and it's chance to view parkrun from a different perspective and maybe make some new friends!
On to the run, the great weather brought some equally great performances, we had 19 first timers to Gloucester North of those 16 were brand new to parkrun, well done to you all on your first run, you're welcome back next week to beat your PB! Today there were 12 new PBs set, well done to you all.
First finisher today was Calvin Scoltock in 18:31 with an impressive lead of nearly 2 minutes over second place, Calvin was visiting from Arrow Valley parkrun in Redditch so well done on getting the course right while leading the run!
Second finisher was Steve Martin, with a time of 20:27, closely followed by Paul Edgeworth in 20:41 taking third place, well done to you three.
First female finisher was Emma Millman in 24:45 (21st overall), second female over the line today was Liezel Bezuidenhout with 26:26 (26th overall) and third female went to Sarah Dhillon with 28:19 (32nd overall).
Well done to everyone who completed the course today, especially the Juniors with some great sprint finishes, my favourite being the Beevers family with an epic dash across the final 50 or so metres of the field.
The top age grading this week went to our first finisher Calvin in the VM 45-49 category with 77.14%, well done again Calvin.
Next weeks volunteer roster is looking healthy so get in touch if you fancy helping out on 7th or 14th May – firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week of running, see you in the park next week