March parkrun #205. Elvis has left parkrun.

The 205th March parkrun is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, emerged, 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.

The course continues to dry out, but the go around the skate park will continue to affect the course. After the free t-shirts and bananas and our 4th birthday, we continue to see a decent turn-out consisting off a nice mixture of old and new to parkrun,

Proceedings began with the important and must be listened to briefing. Can we please emphasise that during the briefing we ask you to remain silent whilst the brief is delivered, we don’t do this for fun, we do it for your safety, so respect the briefing and stay quiet. If you’re chatting through it, then it’s unfair to your fellow runners and information can be missed if people are chatting during the brief. Some of our RD’s don’t have the loudest voices and amplification can muffle voices, hence why we don’t have one, so please stay quiet just for five minutes of your time while this is delivered.

Graham Pearce reached the milestone of 150 parkrun and our tourists were brightly welcomed, and as always we include everyone in our meritorious dispatches section that turn up to run and volunteer regardless of the weather because parkrun is for life and not just for January. We welcomed our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Ely, 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 :-

Joanne ANDERSON, James CONROY, Hannah DANIEL, June DANIEL, Mark DARLOW, Justin ELVIDGE, Raymond FEW, Nicola FUNNELL, Maddie GIBSON, Paul GIBSON, Lucy GODFREY, Robert GOUGH, Georgina JACKMAN, Emily MUNCEY, Emma REED, Bradley SHELDRAKE, David WATTS, Grace WOOL, Jan WOOL, Samantha WOOL

A list of this weeks runners and riders can be found at www.parkrun.org.uk/march/results/latestresults

This week there were 147 runners, of which 12 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 3676 different runners, including participants from 269 athletics clubs, have completed 31410 runs covering a total distance of 157050km, and there have been 6068 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.