I am volunteering at parkrun as part of my bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s award (DofE). Luton Wardown parkrun has a program for DofE students to follow which challenges us but also allows us to gain new skills which pushes our boundaries. I have undertaken many roles at parkrun some of these include pre-event setup and barcode scanning and this week my role is to write this run report. I have enjoyed volunteering so much as I have been able to meet lots of amazing people that all have one passion, parkrun!
Congratulations to everyone who took part in parkrun this week, 366 people ran, walked and jogged the parkrun course today, 40 of these people were first timers and 66 people recorded new Personal Bests! Fantastic! (Don’t forget to ring the bell).
The first man over the line this week was Terence ATKINSON with a time of 18:29. Second over the line today was Tomasz SOLAREWICZ with a time of 18:35 and third was Edvin MAND with a time of 18:58. The first woman over the line this week was Julia SOLAREWICZ with a time of 21:54. Second over the line was Abi BROWN with a time of 22:54 and third was Tracey COTTON with a time of 23:40. Well done everyone!
Congratulations to Terry Philpott for running his 50th parkrun!
Thank you to all the 27 amazing volunteers:
Penny KILBEY • John YOUNG • Maria PETTS • Heather GRAY • Reg BRETT • Nikki COX • Emma BUTCHER • Peter BROWN • Bridget DRIMUSSIS • David BROWN • Graham CROUCH • Geoffrey WHITE • Tryphina COOPER • Frank GICQUEL • Keith DANIELS • Gail DEARING • Kate POTTER • Nicola ABUBACKER • Claire WORBY • Durcan WORBY • Teresa LOUGHBROUGH • Rodica OANCEA • Paul GILES • Hassan MARRIE • Angeline CUMMINGS • Deborah BAILEY • Florence TOFFA
As you might know were fundraising money for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be used for the Saturday parkrun and the Junior parkrun on the Sunday. Time is vital when somebody has a cardiac arrest and the chances of a positive outcome are hugely increased if an AED can be used quickly. We need to raise £900 and in just one week since launching the appeal we have raised over £400, so a massive thank you to those who have already donated.
Donating is really easy. Please click here and then click Donate to parkrun.
Although there was no official photographer on Saturday, all the historical photos can be found here.
Dates for Your Diary
May 25th - Chase the Pacer
June 29th - Chase the Pacer
July 27th - Chase the Pacer
August 3rd - cancelled because of the Zee Luton Mela