Kettering #Virtual #notaparkrun #Event 7

Kettering #virtual #notparkrun : Event  #7

11/07/2020         #VirtualRD Matthew May, on a beach in Poole 

Our #virtual RD today was Matthew May, formerly one of our very own regular parkrunners and volunteers at Kettering along his lovely wife Tracy and son Harry. Matthew is now one of the core team at Irchester parkrun, a relatively new parkrun and one that’s great if you like lots of mud and lots of hills! This weekend, Matthew joined us from a beach Poole but strangely enough, he didn’t dive into the sea afterwards. Thank you Matthew for briefing us today #parkrunfamily

This week we went through the 200 participant barrier… not bad in 7 events! Hang on… it was our 7th event today – 7, you say … lucky for some. Well here, just for you, are some fun facts about the number 7

In J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series, Ginny Weasley is the seventh child of the Weasley family. Harry potter was born in July, the seventh month of the year. 7 is the number on the back of his Quidditch robes. Wizarding students have to complete seven years of school at Hogwarts. The chest in which Professor Moody was hidden had seven locks. Moreover, there are seven books in the Harry Potter series. Seven is the number of dwarfs in the fairy tale, Snow White. The seven dwarfs were named: Bashful – Doc – Dopey – Grumpy – Happy – Sleepy – Sneezy. There are seven child detectives in Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven.


Why is 10 afraid of 7? It's because seven ate (eight) nine!

And if you’re needing some run inspiration, on this day in history

In 1981, Sebastian Coe of UK sets record for 1K (2:12.18) and in 1986, Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74. In 1986, Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women)

Shout outs to:

Keris Hooker who got her Virtual PB again – that’s every week now! Well done Keris! Andrea Crellin AT LAST got a virtual PB and a real life PB too – this virtual parkrun has given her the push she needed. Congrats Andrea on beating your 5k PB that was set in March 2019. Leanne O’Dell who got a VPB – possibly thanks to Spencer, pacing on his bike - Super pedal power, Spencer! Kevin #Imretired Moriarty scored yet another VPB, and so did Sue. Liz Smith stopped her watch short of 5k but in true parkrun spirit, and as this is all just for fun, we calculated Liz’s average time based on pace and yes, it’s a VPB for you! Superb effort! Tracy May got more than 1 ½ minutes off her VPB. She can recommend a flat course in Poole if you’re after a virtual PB too! Well done Tracy!  A VPB for Trudi Pike, who found fame on the parkrun UK Facebook page this week along with Dave, as they both find running routes and road signs that make up words.  Mum and daughter Carol and Leanne both got VPBs today.

Well done to all our #virtual #notaparkrun family. Stay safe and well #parkrunfamily - same again next week for #Event 8! Bring a friend!


Kettering #Virtual #notaparkrun #7

This week 73 people ran, jogged and walked a #Virtual #notaparkrun, of whom 8 were first timers and 26  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. 202 participants have completed total 624 #virtual #notaparkruns covering a total distance of 3120  km, including 188 new #Virtual Personal Bests.