This parkrun was dedicated to the “Children in Need” appeal, and we had a veritable plethora of Pudseys to help us along our way. 324 people ran / walked at Leamington this week.
Starting with Jeremy Pudsey, the Run Director, ably assisted by Helen Pudsey, there were several other Pudseys or people with Pudsey ears in attendance.
There were 10 parkrun “newbies” – Congratulations to all for joining the parkrun family and especially Matthew Battley who was our first finisher this week!
34 first timers at Leamington parkrun and 52 PBs recorded.
The Juniors did well this week: Maisie ran her 10th – Joshua ran his 50th and Lucy ran her 100th. Congratulations to all– love to see the Juniors get involved !!
Tina Roebuck, Tim Jones Claire Westrope and Peter Barfield ran their 50th and Martyn Bibby ran his 100th – congratulations to all!
BUT – in my book the most congratulations go to the most important people of all: the volunteers – of the runners 15 were members of the 25 volunteer club, 5 of the 50 club and 4 of the 100 volunteer club. Including all the non runners there were 39 volunteers in total.
We have many volunteers who never run but come out every week rain or shine to cheer, clap and generally help us along the course.
parkrun wouldn’t be possible without this small army of volunteers and it’s possible to volunteer as well as run: Setup, Close Down, Tailwalking and my all-time favourite: Run Report writing are available volunteer roles where you can run as well – so get out there and get volunteering.
Here are the stats for the week:
This week 324 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 40 volunteers:
Sarah BARFIELD • John FULLBROOK • Andrew HIGGINS • Karen WEST • Kersti O'MALLEY • Trevor ROTHWELL • Saty KANDOLA • David FLETCHER • Ruby BHACHU • Maria DOBSON • Nicholas JORDAN • Daniel CALE • Duncan ROBERTSON • Anna ROBERTSON • Luke BENNETT • Lloyd HARRIMAN • Stephen TRAYNOR • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Bill LILLY • David CHANTREY • Ian DAVIS • Jeremy POPE • Amy HARTILL • Patrick JAMES • Antonio ALMEIDA • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • Lauren DAVIS • Katharine GIBLIN • Arthur GIBLIN • Grace O'MALLEY • Nari SANDHU • Bonny LANDSBOROUGH • Jill COATES • James MOFFATT • Peter BARFIELD • Jay MADAN • Krys PIETRECKI • Olivia DOBSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Leamington parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 98.23% (19:45) on 25th September 2021 (event number 478).
Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 19,280 participants have completed 167,359 parkruns covering a total distance of 836,795 km, including 25,962 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,879 individuals have volunteered 12,651 times.