March parkrun #192. Egg chasers assemble!

The 192nd parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or just generally have some fun.

Although our numbers were reduced by the Rugby World Cup final against the mighty Springboks, and the weather, we still had a decent turn-out on a typical autumnal morning. Proceedings began with the important and must be listened to briefing. We don’t want to be ‘that’ person, but can we please remind you of the following: Please respect the briefing and stay quiet.

No milestones or celebrations again this week, but we have those worthy enough to be mentioned in our meritorious dispatches section, that is all who turned up to run and volunteer in the rain and turned up on time. We also welcomed tourists from Aylesbury, Bristol and Lincoln. Also joining us were our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Ely, Fenland, Ramsey and Three Counties. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run could not happen every week. If you wish to volunteer, please see the March parkrun volunteers Facebook page or email marchhelpers@parkrun.com.

This weeks brave and fluffy and splendid hi-viz heroes were :-

Suzanna BESTER, Jackie BULL, Kevin BULL, Alexa CONROY, James CONROY, Amy DODSON, Justin ELVIDGE, Raymond FEW, Andrew FOVARGUE, Michelle FOVARGUE, Malcolm HUNT, Georgina JACKMAN, Amanda LOPEZ, Sally MILLS, Jacob PATTERSON, Beatrice PATTERSON, Kirsty PATTERSON, Gemma SOMMERSBY, Bill SWADLING, Beryl TOTH, Chris UDEN, Helene UPCHURCH, Debra WATTS, Lawrence WEETMAN, Andrew WOOL, Samantha WOOL

A list of this weeks runners and riders can be found at www.parkrun.org.uk/march/results/latestresults, and the duck was 9th.

This week there were 101 runners, of which 7 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 3543 different runners, including participants from 259 athletics clubs, have completed 29648 runs covering a total distance of 148,240k , and there have been 5933 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lisa MARRIOTT who ran in a time of 19:08 on 21st May 2016 (event number 18).
The male record is held by Glen WATTS who ran in a time of 16:12 on 1st October 2016 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Joan CLARKE who recorded a 83.07% run (23:02) on 26th March 2016 (event number 10).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.

See you next weekend for general fun and frolics.

Justin