Today was Guernsey Parkrun’s fifth birthday celebration. I started doing parkrun in 2016 just after the event began Today was my 121st parkrun and my 29th Volunteer duty. I love it!! My whole family loves it, even Gran and Papa volunteer.
It gets you up and out and exercising with lovely people on a Saturday morning. Today was wet and chilly but still 145 people ran two soggy laps and 18 smiley people volunteered.
James de Garis was the first male finisher and Lottie Smith was the first female with a PB and she’s an under 18!!
There were seven new PB’s in the top ten runners. In addition amongst many PB’s Katie Smith , Samuel Brown , Nathan Harrison and Ryan Van Vliet ran their best times and they are all under 14 !!
Huge love and hugs to Mel Nicolle who wore her cape happily to mark her 50th parkrun.
I ran the whole two laps with Zoe Ward today. I met Zoe through parkrun, she is my run buddy who pushes me to go faster .......if we feel like it! Everyone is encouraging and has been since my first time.
parkrun is a big part of my life, I try and go most weeks ...even in the rain ....but BRING ON THE SUNSHINE !!
Lots of love
This week 145 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Nicola SHARP • Lorna O'DONNELL • Anthony O'DONNELL • Alison BIRKETT • Nigel HURFORD • Kirsten PRICE • Diane BOOTH • Sue SARAHS • Alex ALLAN • Karen FARMAN • Kevin TRUMP • Joanna HOLLYER-HILL • Destiny HOLLYER-HILL • Soo WELLFAIR • Martin WRIGHT • Lauri WARLOW • Carolyn ELMY • Laura OXBURGH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Guernsey parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Michael BATISTE who recorded a time of 16:48 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 113).
The female record is held by Louise PERRIO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th August 2018 (event number 121).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie LAWLOR who recorded 93.81% (25:51) on 20th April 2019 (event number 155).
Guernsey parkrun started on 9th April 2016. Since then 4,473 participants have completed 29,158 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,790 km, including 5,127 new Personal Bests. A total of 373 individuals have volunteered.