A big thank you to regular Maidenhead parkrunner, Sarah Simms, who has very kindly pulled together this week's run report, and an excellent read it is too! Sarah has now completed 78 parkruns in total, with 75 of them speeding round the course at Maidenhead. Enjoy the read!.....
After the excitement and record-breaking turnouts at our Christmas Day (623 runners) and New Year’s Day (625 runners) parkruns, event #251 had a lot to live up to, but
it did not disappoint! An impressive 450 runners, joggers and walkers completed the course at Braywick Park on Saturday 4 January 2020, making it Maidenhead parkrun’s second highest Saturday attendance to date, beaten only by the turnout for the 4th birthday event on 16 March 2019 (465 runners).
Event Director Ros was unfazed by the busy turnout and welcomed regulars, tourists and first timers with her usual infectious enthusiasm. There were 30 runners completely new to parkrun – a big welcome to you, but be warned, it’s very easy to get hooked and, before you know it, you’ll find yourself heading to Braywick Park every Saturday morning! And, to our 21 tourists visiting Maidenhead for the first time, we hope you enjoyed our event, please come back and visit us again soon!
The course was muddy and many people were feeling the effects of Christmas indulgences - too much eating, drinking and/or parkrunning! (for anyone who ran all the recent events including a NYD double and the Winter Solstice Run, this was their seventh parkrun in two weeks!) - but still 43 of you recorded a PB this week!.....well done to all of you! First across the line was Tom EASTEN in 18:41, followed by Daniel WILSON in 19:08 and then Becky ATKINSON in 19:19; an impressive 3rd overall for the first female finisher.
Congratulations also go to those who celebrated milestones this week, including Wyatt PARKINSON (Junior 10), Mike KEHOE (50), Simon GOLDFINCH (50) and Becky SEARS (100), as well as the ‘unofficial, arbitrary' milestone of 200 parkruns for Chris SUTTON, one of our Run Directors at Maidenhead.
This week 450 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:
Pete WALKER • Dave WATERMAN • Jackie PAYNE • Gillian SCOLARI • David WAUGH • Chris SUTTON • Patricia KEENE • Stjohn FORD • Jet WALKER • Rosalyn COOKE • Alistair SAYER • Andrea SAYER • Sarah DAVIES • Malcolm MOODY • Greg MARSH • Lynne JOLLEY • Lesley GRAVES • Liz HORNBY • Mia BROADBENT • Debra KELLY • Faye HASLER • Barry RUSSELL • Jonathan CARTER SHAW • Henry CARTER SHAW • Sarah SIMMS • David BARNES • Zoe BARNES • Toby PALFREY • Theo BARNES • Mia LAWRENCE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maidenhead parkrun Results Page. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/maidenhead/results/eventhistory/
The female record is held by Jessica GIBBON who recorded a time of 17:19 on 1st September 2018 (event number 179).
The male record is held by Robert CORNEY who recorded a time of 15:57 on 27th April 2019 (event number 214).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sheila CAREY who recorded 92.09% (23:24) on 21st March 2015 (event number 1).
Maidenhead parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 9,427 participants have completed 67,535 parkruns covering a total distance of 337,675 km, including 11,126 new Personal Bests. A total of 708 individuals have volunteered 5,600 times.