Kettering #virtual #notaparkrun event 6

Run report 04/07/2020

Our guest #virtual RD was Emma Herd, who started her parkrun journey in Melton Mowbray parkrun and latterly of Rutland Water parkrun. Emma joined us with Millie, her 12 year old dog who joined her family 6 months ago. Millie is blind (but she does some awesome tricks for treats, which we hear Bill Robinson also does!) so technically Emma is her guide human. We look forward to welcoming Emma to Kettering parkrun one day soon, so that she can add the K to her parkrun alphabet. Huge thanks to Emma for giving us her time today #parkrunfamily.

No-one ran in stars and stripes today but none-the-less, we nod to those celebrating Independence Day today and say a big howdy to our American parkrun family. Incidentally, we note that it’s 5497km from Kettering to America (New York to be precise) which would be 1099.4 parkruns. I’m happy to take the .4 so if anyone fancies taking the other 1099, you’re welcome!

Today’s Strava words were #windy #warm #humid and #oooff! But still, as far as we know, no one ended up in Kansas (which is 6901km and 1380.2 parkruns away), so we’ll class that as a win!  Again, I’m happy to take the .2 and as along as I can fly there in a farmhouse, I might take some of the other 1380 parkruns too… anyone else?

This week we had 6 participants come back to complete their difficult 2nd #virtual #notaparkrun and 28 participants take part in all our #virtual events.

Shout outs:

HUGE parkrun family birthday wishes to Leanne Niven, one of our regular volunteers, often pacer and token sorter and parkrunner in the Kettering family. We hope that you enjoyed a wonderful day. Well done to our very own John Mcmanus, who tried hard to get under 23 minutes and so today got himself a virtual PB. He reckons without the wind he may have been under 20. Keep going John! Superstar Frank Murray, also of our regular core team got a PB on his way back from injury – keep going Frank! Well done to both Scott and Leanne O’Dell who both got #virtual #PBs today. Well done to Liz Smith on her #virtual #PB today. Hi to the Miller family who this week, forgot to set their timers. The virtual equivalent to forgetting your barcode. Next time, #don’tforgetyourtimer. Christine Henshaw believed she wasn’t getting any faster… we have news, Christine! You got a #virtual #PB – well done! Great work from Ann Cardus, who’s husband said it was ‘too slow to be a tempo run’ – Ann, tell your husband you got a #virtual PB today and we are proud of you!  A MASSIVE well done to Emma Agg, who nearly knocked 12 minutes off her #virtual PB time – great running! Retirement continues to serve Kevin Moriarty well and he scored YET another PB – Sue is also catching on though and she also got one! Great stuff and keep it up! Similarly, Nick Begy continued his #virtual #PB streak – well done Nick!  And Keris Hooker also continued her #virtual PB-Superstar!  Well done to Julie Wykes, who is currently chipping away at that PB time – you’ll soon be sub-40 Julie – keep going! A trio of Smith family #virtual #PBs – well done Liz, Mark and Ollie!

Same again next week? Stay safe and well, #virtual #notaparkrun family

Full results here


Kettering #Virtual #notaparkrun #6
This week 84 people ran, jogged and walked a #Virtual #notaparkrun, of whom 11 were first timers and 35 recorded new #Virtual Personal Bests
The female record is held by Natasha Martin who recorded a time of 19.32 on 30th May 2020 (#Virtual event number 1)
The male record is held by David Hudson who recorded a time of 15.28 on 13th June 2020 (#Virtual event number #3)
Kettering #Virtual #notaparkrun started on Saturday 30th May 2020. 194 participants have completed total 551 #virtual #notaparkruns covering a total distance of 2755 km, including 162 new #Virtual Personal Bests