THE RAIN DIDN’T SPOIL IT
After storms Ciara and Dennis over the past 2 weekends I was anxious to see the weather forecast for this week. As always, the forecast kept changing daily and by Friday, I was pleased to see that it would by gusty with some drizzle. During the event day course check, the weather conditions were perfect for running and I was very happy going to meet this week’s awesome hi-viz heroes. We arrived at the bandstand to set up and during the volunteer brief, the heavens opened, and the rain was horrendous. Would it last very long and make the conditions very uncomfortable for everyone or would the forecast be correct and slow down to drizzle. Fortunately, just before the first timers and tourists brief the rain stopped and the weather settled down.
As I have already said I was ably supported by a great bunch of volunteers with varying levels of experience, but I would like to express the Lincoln core team thanks to SANDRA PURDY for reaching 250 weeks of volunteering, all of which have been carried out at Lincoln and as a marshal at point 2, which is now known as ‘Sandra’s Corner”. If you would like to volunteer in the future, please look at the roster on the Lincoln parkrun website and e-mail the core team or speak to the RD of the day. We will provide you with a full briefing and training if required for all of the roles and we will not ask you to do something that you are not comfortable with.
This week we had 360 runners, joggers and walkers of which 48 were first timers and they were joined by lots of visitors from: Manchester, Dereham, Rothwell, Kent, Aberystwyth, Ashbourne, Braintree, Tonbridge Wells, Leamington, Maidstone, Ripon and Haverford West.
The milestone achievers this week are as follows:
50 – Susan TINKER and Peter HUMPHREY
100 – Joe CAMPION
Birthdays – Elaine ELVIDGE and our own Jim ARAM
Well done to you all and I hope that your T-Shirts arrive soon.
This week 360 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:
Creighton CONNOLLY • Jim ARAM • Kate SIVITER • Simon MACHIN • Andy M JONES • Ged FORSTER • Dave SMITH • Michelle FOSTER • Keith FOSTER • Sandra PURDY • Lester CRAVEN • Alice CARTER • Pat SMITH-HOWELL • Jim DIAMOND • Andy PEARSON • Louise EARNSHAW • Jiamin XU • Jack BALCHIN • June BRAMMER • Andrea FLINT • Jamie SWINDALE • Fiona SWINDALE • Harry COWLING • Stacey SKEPPER • Harrison EDWARDS • David MANN • Tony BELLIS • Ian CALLAGHAN • Angela CALLAGHAN • Paul BARNARD • Blake KEAL • Olivia WHITTLE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lincoln parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Matthew BOWSER who recorded a time of 14:54 on 24th May 2014 (event number 26).
The female record is held by Abbie DONNELLY who recorded a time of 16:54 on 21st September 2019 (event number 292).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 95.13% (24:37) on 8th October 2016 (event number 144).
Lincoln parkrun started on 16th November 2013. Since then 12,307 participants have completed 106,572 parkruns covering a total distance of 532,860 km, including 18,798 new Personal Bests. A total of 884 individuals have volunteered 7,186 times.
Please ensure that if you bring a car then park in a considerate manner. Furthermore, only park in the bowls club car park if you are intending to use Wendy’s Kitchen after the event. This will ensure that there is enough parking for the bowls club members to use.
Please note that on Sat 7th Mar Wendy’s Kitchen will not be available to use as it will be closed and participants for that week will have to make other arrangements for a post run breakfast. The 7th Mar is also International Women’s Day parkrun where, as many women and girls as possible are encouraged to participate in a parkrun event on that day and Louisa will be the Run Director.
Stay safe everyone and I will hopefully see you next week where Andy will be your Run Director.