Gunnersbury parkrun, Event number 417: 14th December 2019

Gunnersbury parkrun
Event number 417: 14th December 2019

This week we welcomed back Mark Taylor as a volunteer. Many will remember the recent incident where an ambulance was called for Mark and we are so pleased to have him back, safe and well, at Gunnersbury parkrun. He did an excellent job of calling out the times at half way.

Despite the cold weather, 477 completed the course and an excellent team of volunteers supported by coming along early to put out signs, prepare the funnel and brief the first timers at Gunnersbury.

Some of our visitors for the first time were:
- Maureen SWEENEY from Reading
- Marbellys BAYNE-AZCARATE from Poole
- Jeremy SPOONCER, who usually runs at Crystal Palace parkrun
- Darryl STEVENS, who usually runs at Brockenhurst parkrun
- Micahel BURT from Dulwich
- Anna MEAD, who usually runs at Rushmere parkrun

Well done to Jodie COCKERILL, Tom AUSTEN, Sue HILLER, Hilary KING, Kacksom Campbell, Charlotte BAILEY, Andrew BOWERN, Tim CHRISP, Marc LUCAS, Michael SILLS and Michael WILLIAMS who completed their first ever parkrun 5km.

Notable PBs this week were:
- Ishbel GALBRAITH (JW10) who smashed her PB after six months
- Joseph QUINN (JM11-14) who last had a PB in the summer of 2018
- Guy LOUREIRO (50-54) who has complete 207 parkruns and who's last PB was EXACTLY 6 years ago!

Next week the Ealing Eagles Running CLub will be organisisng a Santa Run after the parkrun, to raise money for the local night shelter. This means there will be lots of runners in Santa suits - why not join in?


This week 477 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Steve NEWELL • Arlene GALLAGHER • Nora MIXOVA • Dan HOUGHTON • Tom KERRY • Brian STAKELUM • Henry BROOM • Mark TAYLOR • Stephanie ROBIN • Megan RATCLIFFE • Dominic WALLACE • Jo BENNETT • Rachel COLLIER • Nikos KASSAPAKIS • Steven ANDREWS • Bob CAREY • Sam LARCOMBE • Jeremy LUMB • Simon DOBSON • Tom GREEN • Celia ROBERTS • Gabriella EVANS • Ali MULLALEY • Catherine DRANSFIELD • Ian WIMSETT • Janet WIMSETT • Mark HILL • David CRANE • Dominic DUROUX • Maddie EASTING

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Gunnersbury parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Alison LUNDY who recorded a time of 17:09 on 26th November 2016 (event number 262).
The male record is held by Jonathan POOLE who recorded a time of 14:52 on 8th September 2018 (event number 351).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane ROWDEN who recorded 92.82% (22:31) on 22nd June 2019 (event number 392).

Gunnersbury parkrun started on 29th October 2011. Since then 15,152 participants have completed 139,036 parkruns covering a total distance of 695,180 km, including 21,781 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,216 individuals have volunteered 9,424 times.