When you volunteer for the role of Run Director you know that there will be a point in the week when you begin to wonder if you are going to get enough volunteers to allow the event to go ahead. At Linford Wood we need a minimum of around 20 volunteers to ensure that the event is marshalled adequately, the course is set up before, and closed down after, your times are recorded, tokens scanned, results processed etc. etc. Hence, the appeals for volunteers get slightly more desperate through the week until sometime on a Friday evening when you finally have enough names and you can give yourself a small pat on the back in the knowledge that the event is going ahead. Imagine getting to this point on the Friday and gradually realising that there is the possibility that a storm (named Arwen) is going to blow through in the night with damaging high winds and a bit of snow thrown in for good measure. Suddenly you are faced with the possibility of having to cancel the event and all the chasing around in the week could be for nothing.
Luckily the only Arwen who made any impression on the course was Arwen Wilcock who got herself a PB along with 12 others on a cold and blustery day in the woods.
We had 12 first timers including Lauren Dalzell and Anna Shtern Zhmaylik who ran their very first parkrun.
The event was made possible by 25 hardy volunteers:
Kevin KEMP • Nick FAIRBROTHER • Jeremy HILL • Sheniah ASIAMAH • Peter RODWELL • Julia RODWELL • Andrew CHILCRAFT • Clare BOFFEY • Dan SHIPLEY • Vivien BLACK • David MOSLEY • Paula SCOTT • Jim EASTMENT • Jon EVANS • Don BRANT • Ceri MOORE • Paz PRIETO MARTIN • Dorothy YEATES • Jenny EVANS • Martin OLIVER • Ryan SCARBOROUGH • Daniel BLACK • Iarina SAVA • Michael GOULD • Cameron CRESSWELL
All looking suitably wrapped up against the cold.
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Paul Skipper was first male home in 18.59 and Sopes Hallam first female in 22.38 both recording PB's.
Matthew Brooks was our age grade champion with 75.66%.
There were 2 milestones achieved well done to:
Jo Down for getting to 50
And a special well done to Owen Bailey for getting to 100
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Linford Wood parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:13 on 2nd December 2017 (event number 75).
The female record is held by Elle ROCHE who recorded a time of 18:24 on 21st December 2019 (event number 183).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 88.39% (15:13) on 2nd December 2017 (event number 75).
Linford Wood parkrun started on 16th July 2016. Since then 8,058 participants have completed 46,259 parkruns covering a total distance of 231,295 km, including 7,794 new Personal Bests. A total of 950 individuals have volunteered 4,994 times.