What a fantastic turn out for another Hatfield Forest parkrun. This week, I did not need to panic too much about recruiting enough volunteers, which was a huge relief. So, a very happy Run Director arrived at the forest at 7am. The course was set up without a hitch, all volunteers turned up, marshals were in place and ready to cheer on the 332 runners who attended today. What could go wrong?! How about a rogue cow deciding that she wanted to go walkabout through one of the gates! Happily, the issue was sorted and the cow is with the correct herd, phew! Panic over.
However, today was also tinged with some sadness, as we said goodbye to one of our runner and volunteer stalwarts, Penny Izienicki, who is relocating to Wales. Penny started her parkrun journey at the forest in March 2015 and has a 100% record of running at the forest (53 runs in total) and started volunteering with us in 2015 also. Penny, we are going to miss you and wish you well in your new home; and hope you continue your parkrun journey.
This week 332 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 84 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took place.
The event was made possible by 45 volunteers.
Today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hatfield Forest parkrun Results Page here.
Danny BEAZLEY (VM40-44) of Bishops Stortford RC, was first over the line in 18:06. Ben PICKFORD (VM35-39) of Bishops Stortford RC, was second over the line in 18:22. Mark LAWRENCE (SM25-29) of Bishops Stortford RC, was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:33.
Megan EVANS (SW25-29) of Chelmsford AC, was first (third overall) over the line in 19:11. Elizabeth BELLINGER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 20:48. Stefanie GODFREY (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 21:09.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Peter BEATTY (VM60-64) – 82.22% for the time 19:41 (7th overall).
Janet HOWES (VW65-69) – 81.32% for the time 26:30 (135th overall).
Stefanie GODFREY (VW50-54) – 80.22% for the time 21:09 (21st overall).
The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 00:18:46 on 1st August 2015 (event number 20).
The male record is held by Blair MCWHIRTER who recorded a time of 00:15:58 on 15th April 2017 (event number 109).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ben GRANT who recorded 88.39% (19:31) on 15th October 2016 (event number 82).
Hatfield Forest parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 3,679 participants have completed 20,263 parkruns covering a total distance of 101,315 km, including 4,427 new Personal Bests
Well done to:
- Edmond Moulton joined the Junior 10 Club
- Oliver Miziolek joined the Junior 10 Club
- Paul Cook joined the 50 Club
Your parkrun only thrives because of the volunteers who give up some of their time on a Saturday morning & throughout the week. If you're yet to try your hand at volunteering, please consider helping us on a forthcoming parkrun day. We have many roles that can still be combined with running, meaning you can earn volunteering credit alongside your run. These roles are: Barcode Scanning (for sub 22 minute runners), Tail Runner, Token Sorting, Pre-Event Setup, Post Event Close Down, Car Parking, New Runners Briefing.
If you can volunteer for this Saturday or future weeks, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thank you to:
Susan ANDERSON, Iwona ANTOLIK, Mary AUGUSTINE, Elly BARRALL, Danny BEAZLEY, Olivia BERESFORD, Serena BERESFORD, Vanessa BOWERMAN, Claire CADZOW, Grace CADZOW, Scott CADZOW, Joanne COLEBOURNE, William COLEBOURNE, Margaret CONNELL, Christopher CONNELL, Heather DAY, Harvey FOX, Jenny FREWIN, William GIBSON, Anne HALL, Nigel HARRIS, Denise HARWOOD, Paul KERINS, Rosie KERINS, Luke KERINS, Colette KERINS, Leah KRISHNARAYAN, Karen LAMB, Archie LAMB, Alec LODGE, Harry MCMILLAN, David MCMILLAN, Philip MILES, Emily PALMER, John RONCO, Sam RONCO, Katie RONCO, Caroline ROUND, Luke SHEPHERD, Em WARRINGTON, Philippa WATSON, Jacob WATSON, Kevin WATSON, Melanie WATSON, Thomas WILTON
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Hatfield Forest parkrun core team:
Run Directors; Chris, Steve, Jason, Mark, Susan, Georgia, David & Rachael
Volunteer Coordinators; Ellen, Luke, Oliver, Grace, Christopher, Michelle, Francesca & Darren