This week’s parkrun, Littleport’s 70th, was remarkably…unremarkable!
Although the new PA was working well and the run briefing was beautifully clear, no one owned up to any milestones or birthdays! Only one tourist made themselves known, and the run was soon underway.
The ground was wet underfoot but the weather stayed dry, and a select 139 of us slipped and slid our way around the course. There were 15 visiting Littleport for the first time, and 4 doing their first ever recorded parkrun. Welcome to the community, Stephen and Leo AISH, Mark SMITH and Michael GARLAND, and welcome back to the further 7 who were doing their 2nd. There were only 3 “unknown” runners this week - aren’t we all doing well at not forgetting our barcodes! #DFYB
Despite the warning that with the mud, today was not a “PB day”, 9 people managed to record a new PB, so many congratulations to them! Congratulations also to junior Connie ABRAHAM, who ran her 10th parkrun, earning her first t-shirt. Half way to his first official milestone is Mark BENNETT, who ran his 25th today, and Lisa FORREST is on 49 so we look forward to congratulations next week perhaps?
At the bottom of our parkrun results page it gives our statistics, including the total distance covered by all runners ever at Littleport parkrun. This is 63005km, which is a long way. But just how far IS that, in “real” terms? Well, it’s just over one and a half times round the earth, which has a circumference of around 40000km. But even that is difficult to comprehend. To break it down further, the 139 people today covered 695km. This would get us to almost the Northern tip of Scotland, or just past Hamburg, depending on the direction we chose. Our record attendance is 308, which takes us all the way to Rome! So it’s remarkable in fact, what a lot we can achieve when we put all our efforts together…
…Just like the weekly parkrun event, which is only made possible by the combined efforts of the volunteers. Thank you to them all for giving their time and energy to help the event take place. Why don’t you add your effort to the cause next week? This week’s volunteers were:
Lauren THOMAS • Robert POPE • Gayle TEMPEST • Kath GERIGHTY • Emma READER • Jenny JEFFREYS • James LEE • Jeremy READER • Justin SMITH • Andrew RANDS • Emma DAVIS • John LAGRUE • Cathy GIBB DE SWARTE • Poppy LEE • Jo WHITE • Michelle TILBROOK • James ELVIN • Susan GREEN • Peter GREEN • Melanie DRAPER • Don ABEYSEKERA
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 2,660 participants have completed 12,601 parkruns covering a total distance of 63,005 km, including 2,904 new Personal Bests. A total of 301 individuals have volunteered 1,573 times.