Hampstead Heath parkrun, Event number 448, 28th December 2019

This week 238 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

A catch up on notable recent milestones follows the volunteer section below.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers. Is this the best ever ratio of volunteers to runners? Long may it continue…

Andi SHAH • Michelle MOSSADEGH • Nick KAUFMANN • Adam LENNOX • Marina GROMOVA • Gareth WILLIAMS • Jon SLEEMAN • Jen PEMBERTON • Richard THOMAS • Polly THOMAS • David LEVEY • Jill ELLIS • Irene BINGHAM • Paul SANT • Barbara ABRAHAM • Edith MACLEAN • Sarah MARTIN • Nicky CHORLEY • Veronica BANE • Solomon SEYOUM • Ashia LOGIE • Hannah GRABINAR

Thank you

Damien Lane stepped down as one of the three overall event directors with his last weekly stint as a run director on 30 November. He has led HHpr’s volunteer team for a few years while marathoning and ultra-marathoning on the side. We wish him all the best for his next challenges, including another Comrades in S Africa. He marked his farewell with the best volunteer roll of all - folding up the filthy ground sheet – see photo

MilestonesDamien farewell

28 December
Co-event director Adam Lennox finished first at HHpr for the first time today in his first new PB for nearly 3 years and first time over 70% age graded score.

Nina Simmons JW15-17 ran her 100th parkrun at HH today, a long way from her usual home in Lower Hutt, Petone, across the harbour bay from Wellington, New Zealand.

Another antipodean visitor was Rafi Gordon, JM15-17, from Sydney, Asutralia, with a sub-20’, >70% run.

Jason Vessey, travelled down from Yorkshire to run his 50th as HH.

21 December
Angela Pollitzer notched up her 250th parkrun with another 70%+ AGS. Her gingerbread celebrations with her family are in the photo.Angela 250

Paul Sants reached 50 parkruns but was gallingly 1 second short of his pb, for the second week running. At least he got over 70% AGS for the first time with those two runs (age has some benefits).

Harriet Williams ran her 50th too.

Age category records

Toni McIntosh from Ayr in Scotland ran 20:00 (the most annoying time possible) to set a new VW40-44 record on 14 December.

Austin Soane set a wonderful VM65-69 record of 20:39 (81.19% AGS) on 2 November. Based in Frimley Lodge, Farnham, where over 200 of his 308 parkrun have taken place, he has been a tourist oin some 50 other parkruns. I wonder how many age records he has on different courses?

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

The female record is held by Hannah VINER who recorded a time of 17:23 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 347).
The male record is held by Richard GOODMAN who recorded a time of 15:23 on 29th September 2018 (event number 385).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 91.51% (23:33) on 9th June 2018 (event number 370).

Hampstead Heath parkrun started on 14th May 2011. Since then 17,641 participants have completed 98,538 parkruns covering a total distance of 492,690 km, including 15,373 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,023 individuals have volunteered 6,617 times.

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