Hazelwood parkrun event 40

A cold windy morning, with the promise of later rain did not hinder the 83 people that ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part. These included Bexley and Overton, Hampshire. We welcomed Alexandra Jakimenko and Andy Wales to parkrun for their first experience and look forward to seeing them again soon.

The first male finisher was Robert Lovegrove in a time of 18:13; the first female finisher was Rebecca Lennon in 24:05, this was also a PB , so well done Rebecca. The highest age grade result was Neil Martin with a figure of 76.04%.

We had a couple of anniversaries this week. Congratulations to Mike Parr on achieving his 100th, (thanks also for the lovely cakes). Congratulation also go one of our junior participants, Henrik Bowden, who achieved his 10th run.
The event was made possible by 13 volunteers who receive immense thanks for diligently carrying out their duties in the cold conditions. Thanks go to:

Mark MURPHY • John MURPHY • John MAXEN • Carla GILBEY • Sue RIX • Matthew SARTIN • Claire MEDLEY • Harvey SCANLAN • Gary PAINTER • Mathilde RIOU • Maxine SELLS • Amanda HAWKE • Kelly KOTHARY
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We now look forward to event 41 on the 22nd December that will also be our festive Santa Run. We look forward to seeing as many participants as possible suitably attired in Santa hats and outits or other festive wear. As an incentive, there will be mulled wine to greet you on crossing the finishing line.