Gunnersbury #422: The one with GoodGym. 18th January 2020

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Gunnersbury parkrun event number 422, saw a record breaking run of 766 runners, despite the freezing temperatures.

Today’s volunteer roles were largely filled by GoodGym runners from all across London. Today they were busy doing good deeds all across Ealing throughout the day and kicked things off by assisting with many of the roles to help support today’s event.

A couple of milestones happened today including GoodGym pacer Michael CLAYTON who clocked his 100th parkrun and Francisco VENTURA who completed his 250th. Well done both!

Some notable PBs include Tom IRVING who came 3rd overall with 17:46 and broke his 4 and a half year old previous best Gunnersbury time by 9 seconds. Duncan WARD, in second place overall, also got a Gunnersbury PB and was just 2 seconds shy of an overall parkrun PB with 17:26.

Another PB mention goes to Lorraine HILL who, after more than 150 runs at Gunnersbury, smashed her previous PB and came in at 22:21.

The eagle eyed among you may have also celeb spotted presenter Ben SHEPHARD out on the course today, his second visit to Gunnersbury and a course PB.

This week 766 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 99 were first timers and 133 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Dave CLARKE • Alex SCHATZ • Tom IRVING • Annette GALLOWAY • Michelle HUNTLEY • Michelle GRIMLEY • Claire BATES • Olivia PARKER-SCOTT • Sophie SANTRY • Jo BENNETT • Phillip TURNER • Ralph DADSWELL • Adam WAKEFIELD • Kieran KENNY • Lucy HILL • Helen FAGAN • Madiha AMIN • Will YATES • Nurjehan KHAN • Maggie ROXBURGH • Chima NWA • Alexander WONG • Babs PINHEIRO • Natasha BRADLEY • Michael CLAYTON • Paul GRAY • Lauriane PANNIER • Jennifer HUGHES • Stephen BRETT • Joanna DUDZIAK • Chris JONES • Callum WINSTOCK • Leticia BESSEL • Isabella WONG • Miroslaw JANKOWSKI

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 15,520 participants have completed 142,138 parkruns covering a total distance of 710,690 km, including 22,154 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,236 individuals have volunteered 9,589 times.