Event number 63 saw 193 parkrunners run, jog or walk the course on International Women’s Day. To mark the occasion, many runners turned out dressed in purple.
Of the 193 parkrunners who turned out for the occasion, 31 were first timers to Market Rasen Racecourse. We hope you enjoyed the venue and the hospitality and hope to see you back again soon. The PB bell was put to good use with a fantastic 41 parkrunners recording a personal best. Many congratulations to you all! Twelve parkrunners ran their first ever parkrun with us today. Welcome to the parkrun family and we hope you come back and visit us soon. There were representatives from 16 different clubs with one tourist, Jiamen Xu coming all the way from Singapore where she is a run director at West Coast parkrun!
Congratulations to Freddie Wakeling and Jack Pawson who completed their 10th parkruns this week. Huge congratulations to Evelynne Wilson who chose International Women’s Day to complete her 100th parkrun. We hope to see you all in your t-shirts soon!
This week the top three finishing men were:
1. Creighton Connelly- 17:46 (PB)
2. Gary Pawson- 18:15 (PB)
3. James Sharples- 18:57
Whilst the first three ladies through the finishing funnel were:
1. Paula Downing- 19:41 (first timer)
2. Helen Shillings- 20:38
3. Sophie Knapp- 22:02
Paula Downing also set a new age category record for the VW50-54 category and recorded the third highest age grade score ever seen at our event: a very impressive 88.48%, many congratulations Paula!
Our course records remain at 15:11 for the men and 16:31 for the ladies.
A big thank you to all our volunteers this week who did an amazing job. Without the volunteers, these events couldn’t go ahead so please get in touch if you think you can become a high vis hero. We'll give you full training on the morning and promise it will be lots of fun.
You can see the volunteer roster here:
Thanks as always to our supporters; Market Rasen Round Table, Duckworths, PK Construction, Brianplant, Smiffys, Nicholsons and of course, Market Rasen Racecourse.