Well, I go away for a few days holiday and, in my absence, it seems that the clouds opened up and Hazelwood received enough rain to last a lifetime. Anyway, that is what the course felt like as the pre-event set up team placed the signage out on the course this morning. It was certainly a bit wet and muddy in the back field! However on the day that Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon in under 2 hours, that did not deter the 109 people that valiantly ran, jogged or walked the Hazelwood course.
The power of the attraction of parkrun never ceases to amaze and this week we welcomed eight newcomers to Hazelwood. We hope your first event was not to much of a baptism of rain and mud and that you will return next week. A picture of newcomers Kevin and Georgina O'Shea is below.
The weather did not deter the 7 new Personal Bests, (well done Monica Chard), nor the representatives of 16 different clubs including Thames Hare and Hounds, Sunbury Skiff Club, Shepperton Running Group and Sandhurst joggers that took part. We also welcomed visitors from Woking, Leeds and Camberley.
We celebrated a couple of anniversaries this week, Alice Guilfoyle, a member of the veteran women group ran her 10th event and Gillian Moore ran her 50th. Pictures of both Alice and Gillian are below.
The first male home this week was Ollie Garrod in a great time of 17:33 and the first lady finisher was Jenny Derham of Comet Triathlon Club in a time of 20:24. Jenny also achieved the highest age grade result with a fantastic 82.19%.
Throughout the event, led by our RD Phil, the participants were cheered on by our marvellous team of volunteers. Big thanks to:
Steve BARRINGTON • Alison JOYCE • Hollyanne BARRETT • John MAXEN • Mel WILCOCK • Vicky BAKER • Phil WIGGLESWORTH • Claire PHILPOTT • Jonathan SEEX • Amanda HAWKE • Uday PATEL • David PLASTOW • Lynda STAFFORD • Ethan PHILPOTT • Leigh TAVAZIVA
Finally, we have been losing a few barcodes in recent weeks. Whilst there is a stock of replacements (picture below), we would much rather retain the original stock. Therefore please remember to hand your barcode back to the scanners on completion of your event and do not take it home. We really appreciate your support in this.
We hope you all have a great week and look forward to seeing you next Saturday for event nr 83