Send in the clowns

Well the circus was in town this week and there was certainly no shortage of clowns dressed in yellow hi-vis vests volunteering for Nobles Parkrun number 70! The Ring master and temporary Run Director, Charlie, was very stressed, in fairness this job is in tents ha ha. Charlie whipped us all into shape and got us underway on time (following the usual show of appreciation for the guys in yellow). Special mention must go to Kerry the lion tamer, for getting all the clowns in place (I'll stop with the circus theme now).

The team were again up early again ensuring the course was set up, without the dodgy tape work from last week!!! In the sunshine the course does look fantastic! Ian and Ali, rest assured, the temporary team are doing a great job in your absence, however, we are all looking forward to being berated by Big Bird again soon.

Running conditions were brilliant, so good we even had one topless runner - thankfully he had a suitable physique. We may require prior notification of this sort of action in future as no doubt there would be a clamber from the local female population to volunteer (to be politically correct perhaps I should omit the word female)

We had a number of visitors this week from Edinburgh, Cumbria and Reading. My apologies as I didn't get the names of the visitors from Edinburgh and Cumbria. Of the three from Reading who arrived on the overnight boat, Ash and Tim overnight are takeing part in the RLT200 on sunday. Anisa, the third visitor, even ran with a broken shoulder well done all and we hope you had a great run

This week 63 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Peter CALLIN • Terry BATES • Len CARMODY • Kathy LANE • Bernie JOHNSON • Elizabeth PARTRIDGE • Charlie ELLIOTT • Madeleine SAYLE • Kerry THOMPSON • Lynda QUAYLE • Tara CAWTE • Anthony QUAYLE • Brian BUTLER • Maddison PARTRIDGE • David MCCALLUM • Anne ROGERS • Arnold John JACOBS • Amanda ANSERMOZ • Vanessa WILSON • Rowena KELLY • Luke RAMSDEN

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

The male record is held by Adam SCIACCA who recorded a time of 16:28 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31).
The female record is held by Eleanor MIKLOS who recorded a time of 20:02 on 29th September 2018 (event number 43).
The male record is held by Kevin LOUNDES who recorded a time of 16:28 on 20th October 2018 (event number 46).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kevin LOUNDES who recorded 81.68% (16:28) on 20th October 2018 (event number 46).

Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 1,288 participants have completed 4,818 parkruns covering a total distance of 24,090 km, including 1,188 new Personal Bests. A total of 177 individuals have volunteered 1,258 times.