Nobles parkrun Event #71 – 13th April 2019

Our 71st parkrun was upon us this weekend. It was bright, beautiful .....and utterly freezing!! The wind brought in some very cold temperatures but also a whole scutch of first timers and visitors 30 out of our 90 runners to be exact!

Our ever present matriarchs are still MIA (sunning themselves in Oz but we won’t mention it as we are all utterly jealous!!) so for one final week we had a ‘guest’ RD to fill Ian’s size 12.5 boots!

With all the first timers we still had many of our ever present runners with the first finisher Andrew Ronan securing a 3rd PB in a row and our lovely Mel Christian Running her 50th parkrun!! Mel has come such a long way - from her first run in a very respectable 34:10 to her current PB of 25:16!!! WOW!!

We are enjoying seeing some great younger runners joining us each week and the determination on their faces when they cross the line is nothing but inspiring! You can parkrun from the tender age of 4+ so the family can all get out and start the weekend off in a fresh and fun way.

As always, we encourage you to volunteer when you can, maybe have a routine of 5 runs then volunteer the next? Remember, 25 Marshal points gets you a snazzy T-shirt !!

Service resumes as normal next week with Ian and Ali back in charge. I’m sure they are so proud of how well parkrun has been run in their absence with our Charlie and Kerry holding down the fort and keeping things going like clockwork. Thanks so much guys!!

See you Saturday for a busy weekend of Easter running

Liz

This week 90 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Peter CALLIN • Sharon SUTTON • Terry BATES • Fiona BULLOUGH • Bernie JOHNSON • Elizabeth PARTRIDGE • Charlie ELLIOTT • Kerry THOMPSON • Sue WEBSTER • Gemma CAMPBELL • Paul COLLINS • Brian BUTLER • Paul SAYLE • Anne ROGERS • Arnold John JACOBS • Amanda ANSERMOZ • Rob CLYNES • Silke MURPHY • Julie RONAN • Paul KING

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 1,318 participants have completed 4,908 parkruns covering a total distance of 24,540 km, including 1,210 new Personal Bests. A total of 181 individuals have volunteered 1,278 times.