I for one was relieved to turn up at West End this morning and find that the park had not been washed away with the deluge of rain we have recently experienced. In fact it turned out to be quite the opposite - a beautiful day with the sun shining.
We had no tourists or birthdays make themselves known but it appears from the results that Megan Stacey is now in the red T shirt club. We did whoop and cheer the one milestone that was mentioned which was for Carole Davis volunteering for the 50th time! Well done Carole let’s hope your massive milestone encourages some of our regular runners to give up an occasional Saturday themselves.
There are also some roles that do not require you to give up a run, the report writing being one of them and I for one would welcome seeing the report written by some different people to share their views and thoughts about our little Saturday morning get together. If you are interested in volunteering speak to any member of the core team or join our March parkrun Volunteers page on Facebook. Remember without volunteers there is no parkrun.
First timers briefing and usual welcome commenced which included various thanks to our sponsors and volunteers.
143 runners, walkers and all those in between took part, we had an outstanding 23 personal bests. There were 8 first timers with representatives of 14 different clubs.
Included in these were just a couple of representatives from March Town Football Club one of which Luke Pepper had lots of positive things to say about parkrun and we hope to see many more join us from both the men’s and ladies teams (don’t forget your barcodes) in the run up to the new 19/20 season.
The first man over the line was Simon MEAD in 17.32 and the first woman was Karen PATTERSON in 21.40 well done to both of you.
This week 143 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:
Sarah STARR • Mark DARLOW • Justin ELVIDGE • Stephen COWELL • Samantha WOOL • Dawn VEAL • Serge LAMBERT • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Andrew WOOL • Patricia NORRIS • Sydney DAVIS • Philip COLE • Joanne ANDERSON • Gemma SOMMERSBY • Carole DAVIS • Al DUNCAN • Peter OCONNOR • Lesley WRIGHT • Vanessa MURRAY • Natalie SZULC • Clare COURT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Lisa MARRIOTT who recorded a time of 19:08 on 21st May 2016 (event number 18).
The male record is held by Glen WATTS who recorded a time of 16:12 on 1st October 2016 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine WRIGHT who recorded 87.35% (22:32) on 6th May 2017 (event number 67).
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016. Since then 3,263 participants have completed 26,569 parkruns covering a total distance of 132,845 km, including 5,408 new Personal Bests. A total of 480 individuals have volunteered 4,286 times.