Highbury Fields 10th August 2019
Thank you to everyone who joined us for parkrun on Saturday. With gale force winds forecast for the morning, we thought we might have to cancel but mother nature was on our side and saved the bad weather for later in the day!
This Saturday saw James Bevan complete his first ever run directing stint which was also his 35th time volunteering. I was really impressed by how well he briefed nearly 300 people at the beginning of the run because I always find it nervewracking, but he did a brilliant job. His whole family were there to support him as well either by running or volunteering.
This week 281 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 67 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part as well. We were particularly impressed to meet a man from Hull who arrived in London to watch the football and decided to do parkrun first!
If you ran this Saturday, you might've spotted a very cute baby at the finish line. Bella is the granddaughter of John and Deborah, two of the core team of volunteers, who'd been brought along to encourage people to volunteer over the next few weeks. It's fair to say that she won a few people round but our rota is still looking a bit sparse so if you fancy a go at volunteering, please get in touch - we really can't do it without you.
This week's event was made possible by 22 volunteers:
Khara MILLS-HAUNCH • Martin BLACK • Colleen KRENZER • Jessica VINLUAN • Ella CASTLE • Danielle HOULT • John ROBACK • Thomas WHITE • Michael GRAY • Marina HARDEN • Kathryn DONKERSLEY • Stephen FRASER • Adrienne QUARTLY • Haidee O'DONNELL • Peter BEVAN • James BEVAN • Jonah Samuel BEVAN • David John BEVAN • Mary BEVAN • Judith GRIEVES • Paul PARKER • Bryan WALL
The female record is held by Teresa MCGLOIN who recorded a time of 17:14 on 4th July 2015 (event number 194).
The male record is held by Andrew PENNEY who recorded a time of 15:19 on 26th May 2018 (event number 347).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 94.10% (22:54) on 16th September 2017 (event number 310).
Highbury Fields parkrun started on 12th November 2011. Since then 14,346 participants have completed 71,198 parkruns covering a total distance of 355,990 km, including 11,633 new Personal Bests. A total of 557 individuals have volunteered 4,121 times.
This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Highbury Fields parkrun Results Page.
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See you soon,