This weekend has seen the Essex County Athletics Championship with a number of our regular Harrow Lodge juniors competing across a number of events. We hope all their weeks of regular running with us have helped them perform at their best and they are pleased with their performances.
Their absence though meant there was plenty of opportunity for new talent to shine at the parkrun this Sunday and it was brilliant to see all 38 of our youngsters go out and run with such joy and enthusiasm. A special well done to Charlie Keenan and Holly Kavanagh who were our first boy and girl finishers for the first time at our parkrun - i'm sure it won't be the last!
One of our favourite things at parkrun is to welcome along new runners who come and start their running journey with us. This morning we had four first timers - Calum Lewis, Mya Sigllechner, Mustafa Akhtar, and Harry Collier - congratulations on making your debuts.
There were 8 brilliant PB performances this morning - well done to:
Holly Kavanagh - 3 seconds quicker than her previous PB
Samuel Kirk - 20 seconds faster than his previous best
Peter Swaisland - 1 minute and 5 seconds than his 2019 PB
Jessica Arnold - 2 PBs in 2 weeks - 23 seconds quicker today
Luca Gray - 2 PBs in 2 runs and a massive 1 minute 33 seconds faster theis time
Jude Newton - Beating a 2019 PB by an incredible 8 minutes 13 seconds faster than that appearance!
Autumn Francis - 38 seconds quicker than her 2018 PB!
Jack Collier - 16 seconds quicker than his 2019 PB.
Super efforts from our runners and amazing work from our volunteer team who were as brilliant as ever - do let us know if you are available to help out in the future. We always need new volunteers to help support our event.