A lovely spring morning met our athletes today for event 57. Many of our readers will be pleased to know that the back paddock is drying out nicely, enabling better conditions for running or jogging. This week we welcomed 125 people that ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part, together with visitors from Bedford, Tunbridge Wells, Bushy and Bedfont Lakes parkruns
In addition to welcoming the 9 newcomers to parkrun today, (one of whom was named Usain Bolt!), we also welcomed Alfie Gower who started his D of E bronze award programme. We hope he enjoys the next 12 weeks with Hazelwood. Alfie is shown below on the left with Sue Rix, another of today' marshals.
Ian Hammett of Bedford AC Harriers was the first male finisher in a very good time of 17:45. Ian also had the highest age grade result of 76.90%. The first female finisher was Tanya Snook of Shepperton Running Group in a time of 22:25. Well done to both.
Another notable achievement was that of Angela Gibbins who gained three new PB's in 3 consecutive visits to Hazelwood. Congratulations Angela and keep up the good work.
As ever, we must thank all our volunteers that do such a sterling job in enabling the event to go ahead. This week, the 15 hi-viz heroes were:
Rhonwen MORGAN-WILDBORE • Steve BARRINGTON • Paul HAPPS • Alfie GOWER • David ALLEN • John MAXEN • Emma CAUDWELL • Sue RIX • Andrew CLATWORTHY • Mathilde RIOU • Paul CARR • Jonathan SEEX • Uday PATEL • Dorothy MCLENNAN • Kelly KOTHARY
Following the run, all our participants, whether runner or supporter were able to take advantage of teas and coffees outside the clubhouse.
Have a good week and see you all at Hazelwood next Saturday for event 58