Happy 8th Birthday Leamington parkrun

On the 27th of April 2019, the 421st Leamington parkrun took place. It was Leamington parkrun’s 8th birthday and there was an optional super hero dress up theme. Lots of people came wearing capes, themed tops or full body outfits, and everyone sang Happy Birthday to parkrun during the run briefing.

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Awards were given to our Volunteers of the Year: the NEW family trophy went to the Nabney family and Volunteer of the Year to Jeremy Pope, who has also just joined the Core Team.
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Trevor Rothwell, Marti Dhesi and Jill Coates were also commended for their outstanding contributions and Kate was given flowers as a token of our appreciation for all she does for us.
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509 people completed the 5k course, some sprinting, others jogging and the rest walking.
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There were 62 first timers and people from 34 different running clubs participated. The 2nd fastest time was 18m 17s by Dean Mawby who ran his 92nd Parkrun! A whopping 52 people got new personal bests (Around 10% of the runners!) despite the challenging windy conditions. There were no major incidents and the event ran smoothly.
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However, this event wouldn’t have been possible without the 42 volunteers: Susie, Malcom, Ivor, Nick, Mrs Doyle, Trevor, Robert, Stuart, Olivia, Jonathan, Richard.W, Owen, Richard.B, Tim, Brian, Mick, Emma.T, Martin.B, Sandrine, Violaine, Claire, Emma.W, Jeremy, Shawn, Helen, Hannah, Catherine, Martin.O, Jan, Lynn, Sam, Kemi, Richard.D, Simon, Paul, Caroline, Samuel, Iona, Jamie, Jennifer, Colin and Matthew.
Thanks also to everyone who stayed behind and helped pick up litter from Newbold Comyn.
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Here are this week's stats:

This week 509 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Ivor WESTMORE • Nick TAWNEY • Mrs DOYLE • Trevor ROTHWELL • Robert GREENWAY • Stuart GREENWAY • Olivia Rose FARRELL • Jonathan GRANT • Richard WALKER • Owen PETTIFORD • Richard BARR • Tim HURRELL • Brian NICHOLSON • Mick BENNETT • Emma TEEVAN • Martin BENNETT • Sandrine WIGHAM • Violaine WIGHAM • Claire RAWBONE • Emma WILSON • Jeremy POPE • Shawn GLADWIN • Helen GOLDINGAY • Hannah DU GARD • Catherine TAYLOR • Martin OSICKA • Lynn HUSSAIN • Sam BAKER • Kemi SONUGA • Richard DONNACHIE • Simon PACKMAN • Paul ELWELL • Caroline CLAY • Samuel LEDSHAM • Iona WOOD • Jamie FINNEGAN • Jennifer SHETTY • Colin GILLIES • Matthew HORLEY

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 94.26% (19:44) on 29th September 2018 (event number 391).

Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 15,965 participants have completed 137,664 parkruns covering a total distance of 688,320 km, including 22,630 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,545 individuals have volunteered 9,847 times.