Guernsey parkrun Event #158 -11 May 2019

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I think record breaking numbers at our event #158 on Saturday deserves a shout out, especially as not a single finish token went missing this week. Amazing and thank you everyone!

And on the subject of finish tokens, Guernsey parkrun was issued with 224 of them when we first started back in April 2016 (a funny number I know) and despite getting close on a couple of occasions, we have never run out....until today!

As the tokens began to run dry, I had to rummage in the equipment box for scissors and the sheet of emergency paper barcodes for the last 20 or so to cross the finish. Thank you for your patience to those who were asked to wait in the finish funnel while we did a Blue Peter job with the tokens.

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It might be a one off (we had 220 in August 2017 but no more than that since, until now) but we have decided to get a few more home made tokens at the ready, just in case. RD Josh and Mum Mandy have been hard at work with their laminator and we are now the proud owners of 300 tokens. We think that should be more than enough!
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Not sure where you all came from or why we had such big numbers, but it was certainly lovely to see you all enjoying the sunshine, if not the stiff breeze as you came back along the coastal path!

We did have a few visitors to boost our numbers, including Leslie and Linda Unsworth from Southwick Country parkrun, Sue Eaton and Richard Payne from Pontefract and David Bennett from Salisbury (thanks for not mentioning the wind David!)

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It was a good day for kite flying!
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Congratulations to first finishers Ben Wilen (who forgot his barcode this week so no time, sorry) and to Lottie Smith. We had lots of youngsters this week, 45 in fact, plus a good few more who did very well to complete one lap and also well done to all 32 first timers who did a great job.

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I will see you all again next week. Remember, if you would like to do your bit to keep Guernsey parkrun sustainable please check out the roster at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/guernsey/futureroster/ for volunteer availability. We rely on you, the participants, to help out from time to time. #makeadifference
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Lorna O’Donnell
Event Director

Here is this week’s results summary:

This week 246 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Linda JOHANSEN • Lorna O'DONNELL • Anthony O'DONNELL • Mandy LANGMEAD • Kirsten PRICE • Richard MORRIS • Dave WHEAL • Beth WRIGHT • Kate MORRIS • Martin WRIGHT • Emma DOWNES • Daniella MAUGER • Helene LE VALLEE • Emily WRIGHT • Simon HOLLYER-HILL • Mary HOLLYER HILL

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 3,368 participants have completed 19,229 parkruns covering a total distance of 96,145 km, including 3,721 new Personal Bests. A total of 299 individuals have volunteered 2,298 times.