Maidenhead parkrun #258 – 22nd February, 2020

Run Report by Sarah Simms

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago the grassy and sometimes muddy sports pitch area of Braywick Park was flat and Maidenhead parkrun started and finished in the same place, with the start and finish being run along a nice firm path. (OK, so maybe it wasn’t that long ago, but it feels like forever.) Then, one day, a huge pile of earth appeared around about where parkrun used to start/finish and Table Mountain was born. A new plan was needed and the start line and first few hundred metres of the course were moved to the left. That move included rerouting along a much narrower path, which became very muddy in the winter months. The popularity of Maidenhead parkrun increased and congestion started to become a real problem. So, the Maidenhead Run Directors ate a lot of pizza and came up with a plan: after passing Table Mountain for runners to have the choice of either taking the usual course staying on the left or veering towards the right of the hedge and going out via the same path that is used to come back to the finish. By splitting the field, it was hoped that congestion would ease.

It was a tentative start with the front runners eyeing each other up, wondering which way would be quicker and when to commit. Video evidence shows the first through the split were from the original path on the left, but many of those who chose right were happy with their choice. The general consensus was that it was probably a bit longer, but as it was firmer underfoot that made it easier to run. Those who chose left felt it was less congested than usual; not bad considering there were 450 runners out today!

Now if Table Mountain feels like it has been a feature of Maidenhead parkrun forever, that pales into insignificance when compared with Malcolm’s Corner. Malcolm Moody has marshalled that particular corner on a staggering 250 occasions (out of the 258 parkrun events at Maidenhead) – a huge congratulations and thank you on behalf of everyone who has ever run at Maidenhead parkrun.

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To mark the occasion, Malcolm was presented with a very special ‘Malcolm’s Corner’ cake and a slightly soggy card, thanks to the sudden downpours which appeared as a lot of runners were finishing.

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Maidenhead parkrun just wouldn’t happen without our volunteers, and it doesn’t matter if it’s you’re first time or your 250th, you’re still massively important in making it happen. If you’ve never volunteered before, give it a try, you might just like it enough to come back and do it again!

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There was cake-a-plenty today, with a number of other runners celebrating milestones. Congratulations to Beatrice Melbourne (junior 10), Sinead Fitzgerald, a junior who also hit a huge PB today (50), Paul Rice (50), Run Director and buggy runner Rosalyn Cooke (100), Paul Sharp (100) and Martin Cowie (100).

First across the line today was Tom Easten, who is starting to become a regular in the top spot, finishing in 18:14. First female finisher was Shona McCallin in a new PB of 21:23. Shona was one of 61 runners who recorded a PB today – congratulations to all of you.

There were 22 runners who came down to Braywick Park for their first ever parkrun. In addition, 38 tourists travelled from far and wide (and not so far) to Maidenhead for the first time. Welcome to all our new parkrunners and visitors, we hope you enjoyed it and come back soon.

This week 450 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

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Pete WALKER • Andy BROADBENT • David DYER • Adam TURNBULL • Yvette BUCKINGHAM • Oliver KEENE • Ben JONES • Jet WALKER • Maddie MCTAGGART • Nick SILLE • Hilary GAUNA • John DAVIDSON • Malcolm MOODY • Simon GRAVES • Lynne JOLLEY • Joanne WHITFIELD • Lesley GRAVES • Jen MORTIMER • Nick BAGGOTT • Trevor HARVEY • Peter TURNBULL • Sarah SIMMS • Max OLDING • Amy LOVELL • Jane PETROU • Peter PETROU • Maddie HINCH

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maidenhead parkrun Results Page.

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 9,810 participants have completed 70,631 parkruns covering a total distance of 353,155 km, including 11,561 new Personal Bests. A total of 731 individuals have volunteered 5,803 times.

 

Maidenhead parkrun #254

Many Thanks to Derek Philip-Xu for this week's run report and congratulations on your 50th run.

Maidenhead parkrunday number 254 saw 476 people descend on Braywick sports ground for the 5K run, walk, buggy-run and dog run around the nature reserve, the second highest number of parkrunners since New Year's Day, although it was Chinese New Year's Day (Xin nian hao!) Such a large number of people keeping up with their resolutions were ably and enthusiastically supported by our 27-strong team of volunteers.

Matthew Dennis was the fastest finisher with a time of 00:18:05 with Aly Vance returning as the fastest female finisher for the second time since New Year's Day. Her time was 00:20:35. Well done to you both. There were 22 people trying out Parkrun for the very first time so very well done to all of you and we look forward to seeing you at the Maidenhead parkrun regularly. Amelia Hutton and Siena Brancato both ran their 10th parkrun as juniors, with Amelia also getting a PB  Congratulations to you both. I ran my 50th parkrun at a nice and gentle pace. I had tried to have my birthday the previous Saturday coincide with my 50th parkrun but, a couple of months ago, I committed the ultimate parkrun boo-boo. I forgot my barcode. Don't forget your barcode! Finally, a massive 86 of you achieved PBs which is absolutely fantastic. Great work.


 

This week 476 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 86 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

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Rosie ELLIS • Dave WATERMAN • David WAUGH • Yvette BUCKINGHAM • Stjohn FORD • Sara FORD • Jet WALKER • Alistair SAYER • Andrea SAYER • Sarah DAVIES • Alice ROBINSON • Dave FITZGERALD • Malcolm MOODY • Sheila KEHOE • Martin KNIGHT • Mike KEHOE • Lynne JOLLEY • Jack KNIGHT • Joanne WHITFIELD • Lesley GRAVES • Angelika LAWRENCE • Liz HORNBY • Kirstin HENDERSON • Derek PHILIP-XU • David SCOTT • Max OLDING • Mia LAWRENCE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maidenhead parkrun Results Page.

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 9,604 participants have completed 68,892 parkruns covering a total distance of 344,460 km, including 11,314 new Personal Bests. A total of 718 individuals have volunteered 5,684 times.

Hope you all have a great week and see you at the next Parkrun.
 

Maidenhead parkrun #252 – 11th January 2020

With many thanks to our regular run report writer, Derek Philip-Xu, please find below a run down on last weekend's parkrun at Braywick Park.  Derek seems to enjoy volunteering as much as he likes his running; so far, he has completed 48 parkrun runs and he has also volunteered a fabulous 42 times!  Thanks Derek.

It was good to see 423 parkrunners at Braywick on Saturday despite the slightly windy weather. Apparently, January 19th is Quitter's Day, the day when New Year's resolutions go out the window. The 625 parkrunners on New Year's Day and the great turn out on Saturday just show that us parkrunners are here to stay (plus we've got photographic evidence from Chris's briefing!). Great to see so many of you out and about, 49 of whom were parkrun newbies. Welcome and we look forward to seeing you next time.

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Tom Easten was first across the finish line for the second week in a row and in exactly the same finishing time of 00:18:41. Very consistent of you, Tom. Laura Thomas was hot on his heels as first female finisher and 4th overall in an excellent time of 00:19:06. Very well done to you both. Congratulations go to the 52 people who clearly managed to get ahead of the initial bottleneck to record personal bests. Nicely done. It’s good to try and get a quick start in so you can get a more consistent pace going.

And there were a few milestones as well. Rory Shaffrey recorded his 50th run with Mairead Hill and Chiara Dominte both hitting the 100 mark. Jon Kew made it to a very impressive 250 parkruns on Saturday. Well done to you all.

Finally, thanks as always to our excellent volunteers for encouraging us around the course and covering all the roles that need to be filled in order for us to put on a parkrun every week.  There are so many different roles and something to suit everyone.  This week, Jane, Gillian and Kate were able to carry out their volunteer roles whilst enjoying the nice, warm surroundings of the Stafferton Lodge and a cup of coffee. They very efficiently and neatly resorted all our finish tokens back into numerical order, so they will be ready to hand out to you next week.  Thanks ladies!

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See you all at the next parkrun!

 

Maidenhead parkrun #251 – 4th January 2020

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).

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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.

 

Maidenhead parkrun #245 – 7th December 2019 – pacer week

Many thanks indeed to Rebecca Greer for this week's fab Run Report.  Rebecca had travelled all the way from Belfast to run with us!  And thank you to Jet Walker who took some more super photos for us this week.

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This week was my first visit to Maidenhead as a tourist and I must start by thanking the core team for granting me a volunteer role which still allowed me to run. It was a beautiful morning for parkrun, not as cold as it has been, and we were blessed with dry weather. Today’s event saw 307 people get out of bed on a Saturday morning. Maidenhead offers a great course; it is predominantly flat with one sharp but short hill. As with all parkruns, the core team were very welcoming and there was plenty of support and encouragement around the course, which was well marked.

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307 people joined us on this festive Saturday. There were 16 people who visited Maidenhead parkrun for the first time today, with tourists from Barry Island, Hong Kong and Belfast. An incredible 6 people completed their first ever parkrun this morning. A huge congratulations and welcome to the parkrun family! We hope you enjoyed it and will be back again next week. The Run Director set a challenge in his briefing – could we get a new record for number of PBs? The previous record was 74! We didn’t quite achieve this, however; there were an impressive 34 PBs set today!

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Well done to everyone! There were wonderful volunteer pacers this week, pacing 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37 minutes and a walk/run volunteer. I am sure they deserve some credit for the PBs set today!

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There were a few milestones reached today; both official and unofficial. Pete Walker completed his 100th , event along with Rosalyn Weller and Peter Litchfield completed his 50th run. Congratulations!

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First across the line was Adam Bennett in 18:15, second was an unknown! Don’t forget your barcode! Second with a barcode was Ben Hull in 19:38 and third goes to Peter Wagger in 19:46. The first female across the line was Carina Charles in 22:54, second was Juli Wood in 24:35 and third was Amy Wills in 24:57. Well done to all our runners today!

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As usual, parkrun could not have happened without its volunteers and the team at Maidenhead are fantastic and very welcoming! I look forward to returning to this event in the future! If you haven’t volunteered before, I encourage you to give it a go, you won’t regret it!

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Maidenhead parkrun #238 – 19th October 2019

Run Report - Jack Stanley

A special well done this week to the 287 of you that managed to drag yourself away from the excitement of the rugby (or is that the excitement of the Houses of Parliament?!) for what was a wonderful morning of parkrunning. After the driving rain of last week, it was very pleasant to have such warm, sunny, Autumn weather to run in. Despite this, the damp weather of the previous week meant there was still a fair amount of puddle and wet leaf dodging that needed to be done on the way round. As ever there was a great atmosphere and the usual warm greetings from all the marshals around the course. Hope everyone makes it back next Saturday morning despite the poor match timing from the RWC!

On a personal note, I wanted to write this run report as this was my 100th parkrun at Maidenhead. When I started, I wasn’t sure it was something that I would enjoy but, two- and a-bit years later, I am totally hooked and my Saturday morning wouldn’t be complete without it. So, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has ever volunteered or run at Maidenhead, it’s a fantastic event and I am sure I am not the only person who would say it changed their life.temp pr oct 1

Well done to the 13 of you who came for your first ever parkrun, I hope you really enjoyed the experience and soon find yourself as hooked as the rest of us! It’s the best way to start a Saturday! Welcome to the 17 people who visited Maidenhead this week from as far afield as South Africa and Basingstoke. Congratulations to Samuel Gaines who was the first male finisher, Frances Sille who was the first female finisher and the 27 people who set themselves a new PB!
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As ever a massive thank you to the 31 volunteers this week without whom parkrun couldn’t happen each week. Suzie BUCK, Liam BUSBY, Martin DYER, David DYER, Philip DYER, Teodora FALCONER, Sophie FALCONER, Sara FORD, Lesley GRAVES, Katy HING, Anthony HORNBY, Liz HORNBY, Jenna HOULT, Jim HOUSE, Anushka HOWELL, Amy LOVELL, Malcolm MOODY, Max OLDING, Mark OLDING, Martin PALETHORPE, Mike PREEDY, Suzy RALPHS, Gareth RALPHS, Paul SHARP, Matthew SHAW, Simon SMITH, Hannah VOSE, David WAUGH, Trevor WEST, Ryan WEST. If you haven’t volunteered yourself, I highly recommend it and remember there’s often spaces to volunteer for junior parkrun on Sunday morning.

 

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maidenhead parkrun Results Page.

 

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).

 

Since then 8,842 participants have completed 62,906 parkruns covering a total distance of 314,530 km, including 10,703 new Personal Bests. A total of 660 individuals have volunteered 5,232 times.
 

Maidenhead parkrun #236 – 5th October 2019 – pacer week

Many thanks to Derek Philip-Xu for this week's Run Report and to Pete Walker for the excellent photos.  We hope you all enjoyed the parkrun birthday celebrations and our Pacer Week.

A very happy birthday to parkrun, celebrating its 15th birthday and, indeed, the 236th event at Braywick sports ground. There was a large contingent of 371 runners, joggers, walkers, buggy runners and dog walkers/runners at Maidenhead parkrun to join the birthday celebrations and also to take advantage of the pacers. And we had a full roster of pacers from 20 minutes through to alternating running and walking. There was something for everyone, and considering there were 74 personal bests, you lot were certainly taking full advantage. Very well done on all those personal bests - excellent work!  As the run/walk pacer, I did alternate 1 minute walking and 1 minute running. I spoke with a few people along the way and there was interest in there being a regular run/walk pacer, so perhaps we could start doing this on a monthly basis? As a guide for those who may be interested in joining the run/walk pacer in future parkruns, I completed the 5K in 00.42.30. We could even change up the timings a bit to 1 minute walking and 2 minutes running?!  Please let us know if you are interested in this and we will look to make it a regular thing.

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For the second week in a row, Sebastian Cirillo was first home with a speedy time of 00.16.59 (a personal best) - nice work, Seb!  Shona McCallin was the fastest female finisher with a time of 00.21.45 (also a personal best) - great running, Shona! Well done to you both. There were 23 first timers at parkrun #236, with ten of those being complete newbies. Welcome to all of you. There were a few milestones as well. Nellie Scotchmere ran her 50th with Andy Eden hitting the big 100 milestone. Congratulations!
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Thanks as always to all the volunteers and pacers and well done to everyone taking part.
See you all next week!
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Maidenhead parkrun #235 - 28 September 2019

Many thanks to Kate Sayers A3523846 for her run report and photos.

Maidenhead, and run director Ros Cooke, welcomed 328 park runners to its 235th park run, including visitors from Southend-on-Sea, Brighton, Woodley and Higginson Marlow.

Autumn was much in evidence from the first signs of yellow in the trees, the blustery conditions and the sight of Marika in wellies.

Ros’s briefing included showing off the new defibrillator, with a big thank you to all those who made a donation towards its purchase. She also invited contributions to Maidenhead’s new ‘Guest Book’ from visitors or anyone with a PB, or special occasion or memory - 5* reviews are particularly encouraged! Many thanks to Helen Breen from Lincolnshire who provided our first entry.

Next week is parkrun’s 15th birthday, as well as an even-numbered pacer week at Maidenhead, so do come along, maybe go for a PB with the pacers, and celebrate. Volunteer Pacers are still needed for 28 mins, 36 mins and walk/ run so do drop the team an email or note on Facebook if you are interested.

A couple of runners got into the mood for next Saturday’s Pacer event a week early with Ann Fitzgerald posting 30:00 and Isabelle Annereau 36:00. Several runners got their bids in even earlier for the next odd numbered pacer week with both James Dolan and John Baker completing the course in 27:00, Annie Holyoake in 29:00 (a PB) and Richard Strong in 31:00.

Milestones this week included Mandy Sutton (200), Helal Stephan (150), Peter Turner (100), Anne Krishnanandan (50), Dean James (50) and Hetal Patil (Junior 10). Many congratulations to you all and particular thanks to Stephan and Mandy for the cakes.

This week saw 43 PBs and 25 first timers at Maidenhead, including 9 doing their first ever parkrun. We hope to see you again soon.

Today’s first finisher was Sebastian Cirillo in 17:01, his third first finish at Maidenhead. First female finisher, for the 18th time, was Aly Vance in 22:22.
Highest age related grade was achieved by second finisher Luke-Lom Hynes with 79.75%.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

David WAUGH • Suzie BUCK • Linda SZULC • Nick SILLE • Rosalyn COOKE • John DAVIDSON • Judi JEFFRIES • Susannah CLEARY • Grace DIXON • Rachel DIXON • Malcolm MOODY • Mike PREEDY • Angela MCDONALD • Simon GRAVES • Chris LEWINGTON • Lynne JOLLEY • Lesley GRAVES • Matthew SHAW • Rishi BALUNI • Mark ALLEN • Marika KARAVAN • Steve OVERBURY • Liz HORNBY • Dorothy PADFIELD • Paul SHARP • Kate SAYERS • Sarah SIMMS • Mia LOWE • Sophie FALCONER • Max OLDING • Charlie HING • Melissa HING • Teodora FALCONER

 

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maidenhead parkrun Results Page.

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 8,756 participants have completed 61,934 parkruns covering a total distance of 309,670 km, including 10,566 new Personal Bests. A total of 653 individuals have volunteered 5,140 times.

 

Run Report for Maidenhead parkrun #226

Thanks very much to Dani Warner for her excellent summary of this morning's fabulous parkrun at Braywick Park.

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After the heatwave we’ve been having recently, it was a cooler start to the day for the 226th parkrun at Maidenheads Braywick Park which I’m sure most of the 252 people taking part and the volunteers were grateful for!

The course was slightly muddy but it didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits as we ran, jogged or walked around the course with 33 parkrunners getting new PBs! Well done everyone!

I’d like to welcome the 24 first timers at Maidenhead including Robert, Adam, Michael, Jamie, Edward, James, Ewa, Darryl, Rekha, Mark and Mark who completed their first ever parkrun today! Welcome to parkrun! I hope you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you again next week.

We also had a few tourists this week, with people visiting from as far afield as Bristol, Cornwall and Australia!

Runners from 21 different running clubs took part this week with the biggest turn outs from local clubs Maidenhead AC, Burnham Joggers and Running Sisters Network. Running clubs are a great way to build fitness and make new friends so I thoroughly recommend joining one!

Well done to the speedy couple Adam and Lara Bennett for being first male and female today with times of 18:23 and 21:38 and also to Dylan Bavazzano who joined the 10 club with a time of 27:10! Dylan was the only milestone today but it looks like there might be a few more next week!

It’s great to look through the results and see lots of people have got the purple 25 volunteering milestone badge. Without volunteers, parkrun wouldn’t be able to take place so please volunteer when you can! It's so much fun to be able to cheer on other runners as a marshal or congratulate them as a barcode scanner. There are even positions you can help with and still run such as run report writer, pre-event set up, tail walker or first timers briefing. All parkruns seem to struggle for volunteers during the school holidays so helping out is really appreciated. Thank you to all the hi-vis heroes today!

Don’t forget, next week is pacer week so come along and try for a new PB (ring the bell if you get one....for a cheer)! And remember – Don’t forget your barcode! #DFYB!

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Our smiley Token Sorters, having finished their work in Stafferton Lodge after the run!

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:
David WAUGH • Chris SUTTON • Dani WARNER • Adam BENNETT • Sarah DAVIES • Dave FITZGERALD • Rara TIMMS • Malcolm MOODY • Sophie BRAZIL • Lesley KERNAGHAN • Lesley GRAVES • Meggie CUMINI • Steve OVERBURY • Anthony HORNBY • Liz HORNBY • Gemma GILLESPIE • Sam GILLESPIE • Ben DOUBLEDAY • Steven GILLESPIE • Hayley FRENCH • Toby PALFREY • Dennis MURPHY • Aaliyah LE VENE • Raffaella MERCURI • Laila RAWLINGS • Beryl NYERERE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maidenhead parkrun Results Page.

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 8,393 participants have completed 58,849 parkruns covering a total distance of 294,245 km, including 10,141 new Personal Bests. A total of 617 individuals have volunteered 4,882 times.

 

Run Report for Maidenhead parkrun #225

Thank you very much to Derek Philip-Xu for another excellent Run Report......

It was Kirsty Matthew's third week in a row as top female finisher at the 225th Maidenhead parkrun. She completed the 5K course in an impressive 00:21:21. Jason Leaf was the fastest overall with a great time of 00:18:53. In total, 280 of you came out to run/jog/walk last parkrunday, with 28 being first timers. Fewer runners than usual, probably due to the fact that it looked as though it might pelt down with rain at any moment. Thankfully, it didn't! Colin Houston and Andrea Sayer both reached 50 parkruns. Very well done to you both. Thirty-three of you managed personal bests which is great work.

Now, you may have wondered from time to time about age grading - those percentages next to your name in the results list. The age grading is a handy way for everyone to compare results, from world class athletes downwards, with everyone getting a score based on age and gender. Scoring above 90% means you're at world class level, 80-89% is national class level, 70-79% is regional class level, etc. So, very well done to the following parkrunners who scored above 70%: Jason Leaf, David Dyer, Juli Wood, Margaret Carlyle, Claire Symons and Shelia Kehoe.

The weather is forecast to be 23 degrees and rainy for the next parkrunday, so everything normal. Be careful if you're out running in the hot weather this week and make sure you're properly hydrated. Until next time, have a great week.

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