Having left home at 7:30am in heavy rain we were pleased to arrive at the equipment box at the same time as a patch of blue sky!
Needless to say it didn’t last and the course set up team got rather wet in a heavy downpour.
However participants who were up for braving the weather were rewarded with a relatively dry spell, and despite a bit of a chill wind the conditions were much nicer than last week, especially for the volunteers!
On that subject, thanks to the team this week:
Lorna O'DONNELL • Julie LAWLOR • Karl BROUARD • Anthony O'DONNELL • Nigel HURFORD • Beth WRIGHT • Claire HACKNEY • Steven MARQUIS • Jenny WINTERFLOOD • Martin WRIGHT • Nicola KOYUPINAR • Emily WRIGHT • Simon HOLLYER-HILL • Mary HOLLYER HILL • Anna ROSSLER
Here are some of the team, sorry marshals, you missed the photo opportunity!
This week 131 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests.
First finishers were James Littlewood (VM40-45) in 19:52 and Rosie Williams (SW25-29) in 22:31, a new PB for her.
This week Jackie Mauger celebrated her 50th parkrun, so well come to the milestone club Jackie and we look forward to seeing you in your red shirt in weeks to come.
On the subject of milestones I have ordered some milestone capes (white/10, red/50, black/100, green/250 (you’ll get there eventually!) and purple/25 (volunteering milestone). These have been gifted to us by Skipton International Community Fund and we are very grateful for their support. The capes can be borrowed by any parkrunner who is completing their milestone with us, either for the run or for a photo opportunity!
Skipton have also provided funds to purchase a wireless portable PA system, which will hopefully save us having to shout through the loudhailer.
I have high hopes it will work well for our situation after being impressed last week when Soo Wellfair used her less powerful model for the first timers briefing with great success. Thanks to Linda Johansen for letting me know about the Skipton International Community Fund and of course to Skipton themselves for agreeing these purchases.
Turning to next week, we will be running our usual Halloween event and I encourage you all to come along in full costume or at least a nod to the occasion! We will have some treats for the children and I might even turn my hand to making some spooky Halloween cupcakes, time permitting!
We still have spaces on the roster for another marshal, funnel manager and someone to help Kate Tall with course set up. Please email us (email@example.com) if you can help.
Thanks Lorna O’Donnell
Here is the results summary:
This week 131 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.
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 4,080 participants have completed 23,718 parkruns covering a total distance of 118,590 km, including 4,511 new Personal Bests. A total of 342 individuals have volunteered 2,683 times.