Guernsey parkrun Event #169 – 27 July 2019

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I have been really been looking forward to coming back to Guernsey as my last visit was in 1982 as a teenager! The island was just as beautiful as I remember with flowers everywhere and everyone so friendly. A real highlight was parkrun today, the course has the most wonderful views over Pembroke Bay and we were blessed with blue sky and sunshine.

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A number of visitors today with the longest distance travelled being Annemarie from Canberra. We started with the first timers briefing where we were warned about rabbit holes, golfers and the shooting range. Well there must be some huge rabbits in Guernsey judging from the size of some of the holes! Then after the usual briefing, off we went. The course has spectacular views across the bay and then cuts over the common where the going is soft, sandy and undulating.

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It was a real treat to sit out in the sun having a post-parkrun coffee and cake, the beach café was busy with parkrunners. The sea was so tempting after a hot run, so we jumped in for a quick dip before heading off for a walk around the next bay.

Well done to the 12 people who did their first parkrun today, I hope you all come to love it and the parkrun community. As always, a big thank you to the volunteers who make the event so special.

Lindsay Middleton-Scarr
Reigate Priory parkrun

Here is the results summary:

This week 216 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Nicola SHARP • Lindsay MIDDLETON-SCARR • Catherine BIRNIE • Lorna O'DONNELL • Karl BROUARD • David REED • Alex ALLAN • Dave WHEAL • Soo WELLFAIR • Laura HALFORD • Julie TWIST • Lynne WOOD • Helene LE VALLEE • James MAGUIRE • 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 3,716 participants have completed 21,359 parkruns covering a total distance of 106,795 km, including 4,142 new Personal Bests. A total of 324 individuals have volunteered 2,482 times.