Event #227

Welcome to this week's run report! On Saturday we had near perfect running conditions that were enjoyed by 241 walkers, joggers and runners, 35 first timers (of which quite a few were tourists) and all made possible by 15 hi-viz heroes.

Thankfully this week was incident free although we did receive some comments from participants who said as they came around to complete their first lap the course at the start/finish area was obstructed by earlier finishers. Can we please remind finishers to find  the shortest queue for barcode scanning and please, please keep off the course itself - imagine being on for a PB but then having to slow down or stop because a crowd of runners has decided to congregate right in front of you.

Let's continue to show ALL park users the same respect we'd like to be shown to us :-)

This week we sent out a lead bike because we could only put a single marshal out on the course. We'd really really like to have more marshals to help ensure everyone's heath and safety but we can only do this if enough people volunteer.

It's always hard to find volunteers during the holiday month of August, but please do consider lending us a bit of your time. It's easy and fun. In the first two weeks of September Tracy, Brian and Callum are away for a much deserved holiday and so we'll be very short those weeks. Offers of help to malling@parkrun.com please!

We also have our facebook group for volunteers should you wish to stay in the loop for updates.

As always, we're still looking to grow the core team of RDs to make the event sustainable into the future. It's not as scary as it might look so please do consider it, especially if you fancy a new and ultra-rewarding challenge.

Malling parkrun
Event number 227
21st August 2021

This week 241 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Callum BROOKS • Tracy BROOKS • Brian BROOKS • Carole FISHER • Ian MURRAY • Darran POTTER • Kate PATTERSON • Christine KENT • Richard LEE • Finn SNOWDEN • Will MERRIFIELD • Elaine EYERS • Edward KNIGHT • Molly GOBLE

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

The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th June 2019 (event number 185).
The female record is held by Nicole TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:17 on 15th February 2020 (event number 218).
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 8,482 participants have completed 46,398 parkruns covering a total distance of 231,990 km, including 8,655 new Personal Bests. A total of 469 individuals have volunteered 3,143 times.