Greetings everyone, for Lloyd parkruns 456th event, we had quite mild weather [some runners and most volunteers might beg to differ!] with a brief appearance of some hail. In other news, Lloyd parkrun used the parkrun ‘Virtual Volunteer’ app for the first time today – Michael Proctor reported this went very well when barcode scanning.
Today we had 219 runners, with Rob Sherwood, Krzysztof Klidzia and Samuel Hansen finishing first in 17:04, 18:14 and 18:46 respectively. The first three females were Stevie Louise Lawrence, Laura McLellan and Molly Haviland in 19:31, 24:16 and 24:26.
Also, we welcomed 14 new first timers braving our hill. Well done to George Thatcher, Thomas Thatcher, Will Dobbie, Anish Chauhan, Joshua David Wheeler, Alfie Bailey, Caroline Bailey, Prasath Palaninathan, Gabriella Johansson, Andrew Scott-Taggart, Anna Macenhill, Joe Fletcher, Gabriella Dene and Olivia Lynch. Good job everyone and we hope to see you back again next week!
Well done to the holders of the 37 new PBs: Samuel Hansen, Steve Corfield, Levi Choutan, Luke White, Paul Hunter, Peter Whiteley, Carl Linkson, Jim Meadows, Charlie Bailey, Steven Marsh, Molly Haviland, Tim Hou, Carlos Rebelo, Caz Heath, Lauren Barnett, Alexander Omanadze, Joe Hague, David Whitehead, Andrew Jones, Vincent Milne, Robert Campbell, Kerry Kane, Susan Haynes, Beth Chambers, Heidi Allen, Rhian Thomas, Prashant Mistry, Ingrid Buchanan, Polly Albany-Ward, Sridhar Shanmugam, Tyler Benjamin, Ronnie Dann, Vishnuraj Maharajan, Ravi Patel, Mark Parker, Susan Wray and Kishore Pasumarthy.
Amazing work everyone!
Congratulations to the 8 people with high age gradings (over 70%): Krzysztof Klidzia (82.91%), Steve Corfield (80.65%), Rob Sherwood (75.98%), Stevie Louise Lawrence (75.83%), Lee Flanagan (74.85%), Simon Ambrosi (71.43%), John Punt (70.63%) and Graham Hansen (70.54%).
We had 14 tourists this week: Bob Pullen, Sofia Fernandez Rodriguez, Alexander Pullen, Karen Hoult, Orla McLarnon, Shirley Pullen, Deryck Chan, Rachel Mann, Neil Robertson, Jonathan Rook, James Pullen, Russel Morris and Rob Sherwood. Shirley Pullen and Karen Hoult ran with us as alphabeteers*, aiming to run a parkrun beginning with each letter of the alphabet.
The only milestone this week was achieved by: Mark Parker (completing his 50th parkrun). Well done!
Of course, this event couldn’t have taken place without all our brilliant volunteers so thank you to: Debra Bourne, Lucy Cheetham, Linda Daniel, Aidan Dixon, Paul Elliott, Nick Fiander, David Graves, Gemma Halliday, Graham Hansen, Benjamin Hansen, Joy Harris, Louise Lauder, Marta Linder, Dave Linkson, Colin Lynch, Neel Maniar, Robert McCann, Michael Procter, Nadine Pryce, John Punt and Stephen Rhys-Davies.
* Definitions of various parkrun tourism terms are available at https://abradypus.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/parkrun-tourist-jargon-buster/