This weeks run report from Lucie – 08.02.20

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This weekend Littleport was transformed into London! Well, it was at least for Jo WHITE, Lizzie HYSLOP and Sarah McConnell, who, not to be beaten by the cancellation of the London Winter 10k this weekend, did our 5k parkrun, and then did it all again! Well done ladies.

In total, 176 people braved the weather warnings to run, jog and walk the “B” course. Hopefully sometime soon we’ll be back on the “A” route, but after this weekend’s weather I think that day is getting further away rather than closer! We welcomed 19 first timers to Littleport, including 12 for whom it was their first ever recorded parkrun. Welcome to the community!

Somehow, despite the mud, 40 new Personal Bests were recorded today! Congratulations to 2nd finisher, Patrick BOND, who got his 2nd PB week in a row, shaving the seconds off, and only a single second behind Alex METCALFE. Is that a record for number of “seconds” in one sentence?! Another PB went to Harriet KERRIDGE, who was also celebrating her 50th parkrun. Congratulations to Harriet and to David PRICE, also on his 50th. Half way to their first official milestone are Don ABEYSEKERA and Natasha MITCHELL, both on 25 this week.

This week’s parkrun was made possible by 30 volunteers, and we need volunteers, week in, week out. Have you ever thought about your run:volunteer ratio? I’ve just had a look, and mine is 60:19. I know that many people don’t want to miss out on their run, and I can totally understand that because I only run at parkrun! But did you realise that there are a number of volunteer roles you can do and still get your run in? These include set-up and close-down, first timer briefing, token sorting and run report writing. Take a look on the future roster at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/littleport/futureroster/ and see info on all the roles at https://volunteer.parkrun.com/principles/volunteer-roles. Each time you volunteer you gain a credit towards your V25 t-shirt. Nothing to lose and lots to gain, so go on, give it a go.

Thanks to this week’s volunteers:

Debbie WILLIAMS • Kath GERIGHTY • Lisa TONKIN • Amanda MURFITT • Martin LEWIS • David MURFITT • Emma ROBBINS • Daisy AMBROSE • Terry GERIGHTY • John LAGRUE • Emanuella DE LUCIA ROLFE • Lucie MELEN • John MCGIVERN • Cathy GIBB DE SWARTE • Rachel DRAY • Phil HADLEY • Liz HYSLOP • Janette PALMER • James ELVIN • Joanne KERRIDGE • Breda WALTON • Susan GREEN • Peter GREEN • Anna AMBROSE • Tanya MONTEITH • Louise PARFITT • Alessandro ROLFE • Sarah GARROD • Lizzie SPARROW • Flavia ROLFE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Littleport parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Rachel SWEATT who recorded a time of 17:52 on 27th July 2019 (event number 58).
The male record is held by Ruben SANSOM who recorded a time of 16:12 on 28th December 2019 (event number 80).
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 2,930 participants have completed 14,878 parkruns covering a total distance of 74,390 km, including 3,232 new Personal Bests. A total of 348 individuals have volunteered 1,986 times.