Visit from Parkrun Poet

Event number 9 saw very blustery conditions, with our volunteers looking a bit wind swept after set up, but we carried on and were able to host 107 runners overall, 7 of them choosing Highwoods Parkrun to be there first, we hope to see you again. In Windy condition if our non permanent signs do get blown around, please remember to look out for the permanent white and purple parkrun signs and you wont go wrong.
We also enjoyed the visit of many tourists some from as far as Whales and a volunteer driving from St Albans, arriving at 7.30 am to do set up, thank you so much, interestingly many of our runners have also volunteered over 25 times, its so rewarding to give something back.

We had a runner on this event affectionately known as the parkrun poet who travels to different parkruns and submits a poem, It's just for fun mainly and to celebrate the individuality of each course.

the laugh
of a yaffle bird...
on heartbreak hill
the early pace
just a memory

The yaffle bird above is of course the green woodpecker that is found in Highwoods! That hill is no laughing matter!

This week 106 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Lisa BENNETT • Lyndon HEARN • Carolyn RICHARDSON • Josh RICHARDSON • Alex KING • Craig MITCHELL • Theresa YOUNG • Gemma NACHMAN • Susie LONGWORTH • Tan CLARK • Yolande ARNOLD • Tammy ARISTODIMOU • Nick BARLOW • Katie WHYMARK • Jamie DOVE • Melissa DOVE • Melanie WILTSHIRE • Jenni TROTT • Anthony MAYNE • Ethan WHITE

oday's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Highwoods parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:37 on 2nd March 2019 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Laura SHEWBRIDGE who recorded a time of 20:06 on 20th April 2019 (event number 8).
The Age Grade course record is held by Crispian BLOOMFIELD who recorded 83.02% (16:41) on 6th April 2019 (event number 6).

Highwoods parkrun started on 2nd March 2019. Since then 817 participants have completed 1,408 parkruns covering a total distance of 7,040 km, including 270 new Personal Bests. A total of 97 individuals have volunteered 181 times.