Event #114 – 20th May 2017

So after some horrible weather leading up to Saturday it was good to arrive at the Forest to a pretty glorious morning.

With a crack team of setter uppers it wasn't long before everything was done. It was just a matter of waiting for everyone to turn up and get the run under way.

When arriving please remember to leave enough time to buy a car park ticket and to walk down to the start. The walk takes approximately 10 mins from Elgins car park.

The run


This week 324 of you run, jogged and walked round the forest, 57 were first timers and 45 recorded new PB's. Representatives from 21 different clubs took part. Thank you to Harpenden Arrows Running Club for your visit.


Male placings:
Mark SPILLER (SM30-34) of Bishops Stortford RC, was first over the line in 17:46 - 9th time in 18 appearances.
Matt BAINBRIDGE (VM35-39) of Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners, was second over the line in 17:54 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Danny BEAZLEY (VM40-44) of Bishops Stortford RC, was third over the line in 18:21 - has been first to finish on 24 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Elizabeth BELLINGER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (23rd overall) over the line in 20:46 - 16th time in 35 appearances.
Sophie BARC (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (45th overall) over the line in 22:51.
Bekah CRANCH (SW25-29) of Bishops Stortford RC, was third (55th overall) over the line in 23:26.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Danny BEAZLEY (VM40-44) – 75.48% for the time 18:21 (third overall).
Alan BROUGHTON (VM50-54) – 73.75% for the time 20:19 (15th overall).
Matt BAINBRIDGE (VM35-39) – 73.65% for the time 17:54 (second 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 3,778 participants have completed 20,900 parkruns covering a total distance of 104,500 km, including 4,539 new Personal Bests.

This weeks APTOTW (aesthetically pleasing time of the week) goes to George Lynch with 23:45

 Full results can be found here

Some great posing for the camera this week and some superb photos. More can be found here


The volunteers.

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 parkrunday. 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 hatfieldforesthelpers@parkrun.com

A big thank you to the 42 volunteers who made this event possible.

Rachael ANDERSON, David ASHWORTH, Elly BARRALL, Danny BEAZLEY, Ali BELL, Elizabeth BELLINGER, Joanna BONSER, Alex CADZOW, Chris CHEW, Christopher CONNELL, Daisy COX, Katie COX, Heather DAY, Michael ELDRED, John EMMETT, Sue FISHPOOL, Harvey FOX, David GRAY, Freddy GRAY, Georgia HAMMOND, Jason HASTY, Michelle HASTY, Judith HEALD, Jacob HEALD, Chris HOLT, David HURST, Russell KING, Esra KING, Oliver LAST, Lori MORRISON, Joanna NEWMAN, Emily PALMER, George PITTS, Chris PITTS, Ian RODGERS, Eleanor RODGERS, Caroline ROUND, Andrew TURVEY, Sarah WILLSON, Darren WOMACK, Joseph WOODS, Harriet WYATT



Well done to the following who all join the 10 club




 Saturday 27th May

It's time for a White Wedding. Chris and Georgia are getting married so it's a White Wedding themed fancy dress at this weekends run.


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Run Director

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