Event #212 – Happy 2020!

Worth saying again.... Happy 2020 everyone!

Another amazingly busy event last week with 352 enjoying the rather splendid conditions - a slight chill but no wind and some sunshine at times. Perfect weather for running and according to the results, 23 of you achieved a PB :-)

Here's a small sample of this week's photos (thanks Paul!).. For the whole album just click on the image below to hyperjump over to our new 2020 photo album:

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With it being the start of a new year etc. super stats-man Neal has sent some stats for the top all-time Malling attendances. No surprise perhaps that Mr Blount is reigning supreme at No.1 which probably makes him a very shiny gold level obsessive - well done Neal!

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Sadly now with Christmas and New Year fading into the distant memory - like a bad curry, we say 'goodbye' to being able to do more parkruns in two weeks than you can shake a stick at. Sad times.

Being January the big question now is when does the snow and ice start! Keep your fingers x'd but please do always check for cancellations before setting out. If your first choice event is cancelled also check your second choice before shooting off. During the pre-Xmas flooding we had people turning up from a cancelled Maidstone only to discover we were cancelled too.

Milestones

We had a number of official and unofficial milestones this week:

Phil Ladbrook (100)
Steven Barratt (50)
Louise Hammond (100)
Evelyn Eldridge (150)
Robbie Eldridge (150)

Well done all of you!

Barcodes

A quick reminder that following an unfortunate incident where our barcode box blew over and deposited it's contents in the mud, we no longer hold spare barcodes. This accords with the HQ position that it's much better for runners to have their barcode, and hence ICE info, on their person rather than locked away in a box. With that in mind it might be a great time to upgrade your sweaty dog-eared scrimp of paper with a lovely new barcode product and help keep parkrun free?

..and finally

We'd love to say a big thank you to everyone who ran, walked, jogged or staggered with us last year and also to the many un-sung heroes who made it all possible. Here's to 2020 - let's do it all again!!

 

Malling parkrun
Event number 212
4th January 2020

This week 352 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Callum BROOKS • Tracy BROOKS • Brian BROOKS • Rachael MANSFIELD • Laura KILVINGTON-SMITH • Emily HALE • Alexandra O'CALLAGHAN • Darran POTTER • Gary COOK • Catey BOWLES • Wilhelmina DRAYTON • Alan TOWNEND • Paul TAYLOR • Liam ELLIS • Will MERRIFIELD • Josie RATHBONE • Richard DRAYTON • Jill DRAYTON • Natasha SPENCER-JONES • Jacob LANGLEY • Reece SPENCER-JONES

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

The female record is held by Laura-Jane DAY who recorded a time of 18:05 on 29th December 2018 (event number 160).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th June 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 91.97% (18:41) on 26th December 2015 (event number 13).

Malling parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 7,753 participants have completed 41,475 parkruns covering a total distance of 207,375 km, including 7,890 new Personal Bests. A total of 443 individuals have volunteered 2,888 times.