This weeks run report comes courtesy of regular parkrunner Julie Bennett
Maldon Prom parkrun race report 21/08/21
‘The first time you do a thing is always exciting’ Agatha Christie
My theme for this week is first times – inspired by chatting to one of our volunteers, helping out for the first time this week as 274 participants ran, jogged, walked (or a combination of the above) over our newish course which is fast becoming familiar to regulars. Happily a dry morning for once, although feeling distinctly muggy.
We welcomed 27 first timers this week to Maldon Prom and indeed our first runner to finish was a first timer, Liam Beavis, at Maldon Prom, with an impressive 50 second lead on the next fastest runner. A further 51 of you experienced a new PB – a faster result for the first time (see what I did there…?).
89 of you took part representing 32 different clubs, perhaps you might consider joining one of these for the first time? Or perhaps some Parkrun tourism for the first time? You could aim for PIED (Parkruns in Essex Done), or a Parkrun for every letter of the alphabet, the possibilities are endless!
Congratulations to Dianne Beer for joining the 50 club, another first timer at Maldon Prom! No 100 or 250 club milestones this week, but some runners very close to achieving this after the long hiatus.
Parkrun could not take place without our 28 volunteers this week. It was also wonderful to see 26 participants on the results page who have already joined the 25 club for volunteering – those are the snazzy purple t-shirts. Again, another first time opportunity - there are many volunteer roles where you can still run – writing this race report for example….
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:
Bob GEAR • Maria SMITH • Linda ALLEN • Elaine VAUGHAN • Kevin LAGAN • Alison HUGHES • David STOKES • Jodee MAYER • Philippa SMITH • Sarah NAUGHTON • Lee BRACE • Gordon MCAULAY • Yvonne MCAULAY • Charlotte NAUGHTON • Jill MCKINNELL • Michelle LAMARRE • Gabrielle BOLAND • Julie BENNETT • Katie TREDOUX • Teresa TREDOUX • Nicola MARTIN • James SKILLERN • Joanne DENNIS • Adele BOVINGDON • Elliott LYLE • Dave FERRIS • Jenny LAYLEY • Steve SMITH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Maldon Prom parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Scott COUSINS who recorded a time of 15:48 on 26th March 2016 (event number 137).
The female record is held by Elizabeth DAVIES who recorded a time of 17:49 on 25th June 2016 (event number 150).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ella Marie JONES who recorded 93.87% (21:45) on 13th October 2018 (event number 270).
Maldon Prom parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 8,692 participants have completed 81,775 parkruns covering a total distance of 408,875 km, including 13,243 new Personal Bests. A total of 856 individuals have volunteered 6,166 times.