20.07.19 – Run report from Shaun Rhodes

Littleport parkrun
Event number 57 - 20th July 2019
It was a grey morning at this week’s parkrun, something we’ve not seen much of lately. Despite the cloud cover it was really humid meaning our 186 participants had to give that little bit of extra effort, well done to everyone who powered on through the sweaty conditions!
We had a couple of milestones announced in our run brief this week, with one
runner hitting her 100th event, fantastic work.
Secondly, a milestone which really hit home. Friend of Littleport parkrun, and
baker of fantastic cakes, Clair’Marie Mackness received the AMAZING news that she has received the all-clear from cervical cancer. Naturally drawing the biggest cheer from the crowd, this got me thinking about how Littleport parkrun has become a real community and how thankful I am for being able to take part in our event. When we started this just over 12 months ago I never thought we’d see so many people taking part in our small village and that we’d get to hear so many inspiring stories. I’ve no doubt that Clair’Marie floated around the course on cloud 9 this week!
Core team member, Jon Price, had his own personal milestone to contend with as he was pushing his daughter around in a buggy for the first time. I’m still waiting for the result of the official enquiry to hear whether there was any motorised assistance involved as they flew around the course in 28:30! Great effort, Jon. A big shout-out to our only tourist of the week who came all the way from Cambridge (it definitely counts!).
Finally, we’re now into the holiday period so there’s no better time to get involved and help your parkrun by volunteering. If you’ve been thinking about it or just want to know what’s involved please get in touch. We’d be delighted to have you on board, it’s a fantastic way to give back and get all of the good feels from your parkrun morning.

The all important stats:

This week 186 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers: Ben COOK • Matthew MASON • Andrew SCARLETT • James LEE • Shaun RHODES • Hannah MODEN • Amanda MURFITT • Jane HILL • Justin SMITH • Nicholas PALMER • Sarah MCCONNELL • John MCGIVERN • Cathy GIBB DE SWARTE • Mhairi SMEETON • Simon SMEETON • Alice KENDALL • Liz HYSLOP • Janette PALMER • Breda WALTON • Susan GREEN • Peter GREEN • Clare DELL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Littleport parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Josh HOLMAN who recorded a time of 16:19 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:06 on 7th July 2018 (event number 3).
The Age Grade course record is held by Karl BEDINGFIELD who recorded
83.86% (18:29) on 25th May 2019 (event number 49). Littleport parkrun started on 23rd June 2018. Since then 2,295 participants have completed 10,165 parkruns covering a total distance of 50,825 km, including 2,456 new Personal Bests. A total of 259 individuals have volunteered 1,265 times.IMG_1586 67094328_10156136265501360_2500922176144670720_o 67237016_10156136269956360_8302806454780297216_o