Although the weather started dark and dreary the beaming sun did eventually come out to congratulate the 535 runners who completed Leamington parkrun #413. There are also congratulations due to the 76 people who recorded new PBs and to any milestone runners. We hope that everyone running for their first time enjoyed the experience and would look forward to returning for even more runs in the future!
As this run report marks the end of my volunteering for DofE I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who provide a kind and pleasant atmosphere each and every week, and who are the core part which enables Leamington parkrun to function and be enjoyed by the thousands of runners who have run it. If you haven’t volunteered before, I would highly recommended maybe taking a break one week to help make Leamington parkrun possible. Don’t worry, it still feels just as rewarding to know that at least a few people’s day was made because of your help!
On the other hand, if you haven’t run before but have volunteered on numerous occasions you should really get your trainers on one week and take part in the morning run, you might not find it fun but you will find it extremely accomplishing and will keep going back out there to try and get that quicker time. If you don’t like running then don’t run, just walk or jog it and take your time to enjoy the park, the exercise and the fresh air. In my case, even though my DofE is completed, I will no doubt be back to run the course, as I have yet to complete it, and will definitely try to take some time to volunteer every few weeks and help to keep Leamington parkrun going strong!
Well done to everyone who participated this week. We hope you return for the next run!
Here are the stats:
This week 535 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible thanks to 41 volunteers:
Clare HINTON • Malcolm FRY • Jason BURTON • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Mrs DOYLE • Trevor ROTHWELL • Bev STEPHENS • Jane PERKIN • Stewart UNDERHILL • Steven KNOWLES • Jonathan GRANT • Paul RUTTER • Melanie Joan BEASLEY • Imogen Melanie BEASLEY • Stephen EVANS • Abi MORTON • Ross CAWS • Zac CALE • Amanda MALES • Ben SHIRT • Eileen DONNELLY • Billy MORTON • Niamh MCCLENAGHAN • Jeremy POPE • Patrick JAMES • Wilfred EVANS • Emma BISH • Zoe CAWS • Ian BEASLEY • Lynn HUSSAIN • Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR • Peter CROWLEY • Mark DOCKER • Kemi SONUGA • Richard DONNACHIE • Simon PACKMAN • Penny SPOONER • James MOFFATT • Richard MOFFATT • Iona WOOD • Jamie FINNEGAN
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 15,492 participants have completed 133,263 parkruns covering a total distance of 666,315 km, including 21,951 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,513 individuals have volunteered 9,509 times.