KWP event No 291

High winds again this week didn’t put our parkrunners off, as 466 people put one foot in front of the other to run, walk or run/walk around one of the best parkrun courses in the country. This included an amazing 45 first timers!!

It is great to celebrate the youngsters’ achievements and in particular this we focus on Jacob Marrett, the junior parkrunner who celebrated his 100th parkrun at Kingsbury this week. Jacob has been an exceptional parkrunner because he has also raised money for charity along the way. When he first started running he put 50p per run into a pot and after his 50th parkrun donated the £25.00 to KWP funds. This is an amazing idea. We know it’s a free event but 50p out of his pocket money went directly towards improving KWParkrun!!!!!. Many thanks Jacob. He has continued to raise money for his 100th parkrun, donating funds to Birmingham Children’s hospital. Well done Jacob, we are very proud of you.

Isn’t it amazing what parkrun can do for individuals, families and communities?!

72 new PBs were recorded today including the first three runners Jonathan Ingram (Junior 11-14) 15:33, Vikki Hubbard and Toby Oury. All three running with their dogs. Other Juniors to achieve PBs were Jacob Marrett (24:43); Owen Hann (25:19); Evie Forest (25:56); William Upton (26:01); Noah Cunliffe (26:41); Rose Kennedy (28:22); Roma Tyson (30:31) and Bethany Matts (43:56). Well done Juniors.

61 other amazing adults also managed PBs today!! That is exciting to see. Don't forget to ring that bell so that everyone knows what you have acheived!

The clubs were out in force today too: Titan Triathlon (3 runners) This girl runs Tamworth (4 runners) Tamworth Athletic club (3 runners) Sleaford striders, Staffordshire Trinamites, Poppyfields Cricket club (3 runners) Peel Road Runners (11 runners), Nuneaton Harriers, Northbrook, Michy’s Marvells (6 runners); Lichfield, Ivanhoe, Cliff Lakes OCR (11 runners), Canicross, Birchfield Harriers, Badgers (26 ish runners).

Milestones:
Junior parkrunners to achieve their 10 this week: Bethany Matts, Millie Prestwood and Tilli-Beau Tyson. We look forward to seeing you in white shortly!
Red T shirts for 50 parkrunners will soon be adorned by Adam Robinson, Timothy Gray, Jenny Sadler, and Julie Heathcote.
A black T shirt will be winging its way to Jacob Marrett – a fantastic week with a PB to boot !! Well done!
And another achievement for Chris Jones who has now run 150 parkruns – Well done.

Lastly we cannot have parkrun without our fantastic volunteers. A special mention goes to Alex Sandham who has now volunteered 50 times in various roles. Thank you for giving up your Saturday mornings Alex!! Trevor Gasper, a longstanding and well known member of our community has also achieved his purple volunteer T shirt today, having completed 25 volunteering roles. Thankyou Trevor for giving up your time for us.

Today’s event was made possible by 23 fantastic volunteers- if you would like to volunteer then please do get in touch. This week we say a special thank you to:

Richie BUNN • Tricia BUNN • Tim GOULD • Darren O'LEARY • Brian WELSH • Trevor GASPER • Brian ADAMS • Judy PARKES • Jane BARRETT • Leon MILLERSHIP • Katharine GOULD • Matthew GREEN • Madeleine GOULD • Sharon WHITEHEAD • Alex SANDHAM • Richard BENHAM • Fiona HILL • Susan THOULD • Leah FOX • Susan HANN • Lil SOUTER • Simon HILL • Gemma FOLLIS
See you all next week!