Wind and mud! Justin Smith

Event 71, 26th October 2019

What a superb event for the hardy lot who turned up for Littleport parkrun in intermittent rain, wind, and guaranteed mud! This week the volunteers were by and large a takeover team for a new parkrun, starting at a town not so far away, soon! Rob and Jon led the event today, and we all celebrated the legend that is Andrew Scarlett: it was his 250th parkrun today! Let’s not even get into how many different parkruns this chap has ran! Congratulations, Andrew!

99 runners ran today, contending with the wind (especially on the back meadow) and the fun bit (the increasingly muddy drove)! The pacers today were Martin Lewis (35 mins), Andrew Scarlett (30 mins) and Justin Smith (25 mins): it was lovely when people thanked the pacers after the event: it is a rewarding volunteer role! The amazing Cathy provided loud verbal encouragement along with sharp photography skills!

We had 18 first-timers today and 17 personal bests! Fantastic!

Anyone who ran this week deserves huge respect: it was tough on that drove and the wind on that back meadow as we headed back to the gate, well, there were some expletives muttered under the breath!

A massive thank you to today’s volunteers!

Thank you, Littleport parkrun for supporting a future new event by hosting a volunteer takeover!

Now for the stats!This week 99 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Kay SWEENEY • Robert POPE • Andrew SCARLETT • Barry GRAVES • Debbie FISHER • Frederick CHEUNG • Camilla CHEUNG • Jonathan PRICE • James HALL • Sue STEARN • Amanda MURFITT • Martin LEWIS • Justin SMITH • Sophie MARTIN • Gareth MARTIN • Marion LEONARD • Mark LAPPIN • Cathy GIBB DE SWARTE • Michelle TILBROOK • Rachel DRAY • Janette PALMER • Breda WALTON • Ben SMITH • David WARREN • Louise PARFITT • Fiona WADDELOW • Tara AVER • John BURBRIDGE

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 Rachel SWEATT who recorded a time of 17:52 on 27th July 2019 (event number 58).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tina JONES who recorded 91.03% (25:17) on 14th September 2019 (event number 65).

Littleport parkrun started on 23rd June 2018. Since then 2,678 participants have completed 12,700 parkruns covering a total distance of 63,500 km, including 2,921 new Personal Bests. A total of 312 individuals have volunteered 1,601 times.