Mersea Island parkrun – Event 89 – 08 September 2018

Another warm parkrun with just a little light rain at the end. At Mersea Island parkrun there is a lot of talent. Yes, there are the runners and walkers, all talented and all trying to achieve personal goals. We have young Jess Widdowson who is a keen young photographer and she often posts photographs of our event on our Facebook page.Thanks Jess, and your pics today were of the usual high standard! And then today there was Tim Gardner, clearly an aspiring poet whose experience of the morning inspired him to write the following as he ran with his son:

pillbox in the wood

a young runner

sprints past us

along the seawall

unknown once more

Today our fastest runner Craig Mitchell was accompanied by his lovely dog Rio. Well done!


This week 92 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Christopher AYLETT • Hayley GLADWELL • Nick WALMSLEY • Vivian FOX • Andrew JOBLING • Rebekah MAY • Linda FOX • Maggie HADDOW • Jessica WIDDOWSON • Caroline WIDDOWSON • Ben CRANMER • Carl MESSER • Richard GARRETT • Jo JACKSON • Christine WAGERFIELD • Andrew WAGERFIELD • Ned MESSER • Doug SMITH

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

The male record is held by Adrian MUSSETT who recorded a time of 15:39 on 8th July 2017 (event number 30).
The female record is held by Laura SHEWBRIDGE who recorded a time of 18:46 on 5th August 2017 (event number 34).
The Age Grade course record is held by Adrian MUSSETT who recorded 90.63% (15:39) on 8th July 2017 (event number 30).

Mersea Island parkrun started on 17th December 2016. Since then 2,115 participants have completed 7,820 parkruns covering a total distance of 39,100 km, including 1,544 new Personal Bests