Our first Pacers Week for some time fell nicely on the first 'leap year' Saturday since parkrun started......however, if you are patient there will be another in 28 years!
So 170 of you chose to attend this weeks event on such a rare date.
Pacer Week allowed us to use our new blue pacer bibs for the first time - blue was the appropriate colour as the bitter cold meant it matched most peoples skin colour!
Huge thanks to all those who volunteered to be 'pacers'
We managed to cover all minute spaces from 24 through to 32 - take a look at the results to see who came closest to their target pacer time - it looks like Paul Collins wins this one.
We may have had no milestoners this week, but we did have a unique birthday to celebrate - unfortunately this weeks Run Director forgot to mention it at the start, despite being reminded.
Regular parkrunner Dave Lawrie celebrated his 13th birthday this week - well allegedly, due to it being the 29th and a leap year (quickly ….work out how old he really is!). Dave has become a regular both running and volunteering, and even taken on the challenge as RD......happy birthday from us all Dave.
(P.S. belated birthday wishes to our own Amanda Ansermoz, birthday last Friday)
Next week see's parkruns celebration of International Womens Day, so we will see our little event completely run by women. Its great to see that the call to arms this week is not needed, as next weeks roster is already full...……..brilliant, well done ladies.
Remember, all those running, the colour to wear is PURPLE!
We have plans to invite a related local charity, as raised in last weeks Run Report, and also have our special welcome flag and additional selfie frame.
Keep an eye on social media as we plan to heavily promote the event.
Well I'm off, as Ali is formerly in charge (as if we didn't know that already!)
See you Saturday
This week 170 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:
Neil DAVIES • Sue ACKROYD • Peter CALLIN • Ian BATES • Edward PERKINS • Nicola BOWKER • Terry BATES • Ali KIRBY • Fiona BULLOUGH • Ray SHOOTER • Bernie JOHNSON • Greg NATION • Lynda QUAYLE • Tony PARTRIDGE • Gemma CAMPBELL • Paul COLLINS • Tara CAWTE • Maddison PARTRIDGE • Arnold John JACOBS • Karen FORSTER • Caroline CAIN • Joe ROWLANDS • Christine KELLY • Mike DEVEREAU • Caroline CROSSLEY • Neil CALLIN • Joanne HOLLOWS • Kevin SCHOFIELD • Tiffany BAKER • Maria KINRADE
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), and by Kevin LOUNDES who also recorded a time of 16:28 on 20th October 2018 (event number 46).
The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 19:13 on 20th April 2019 (event number 72).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 97.12% (23:42) on 20th July 2019 (event number 85).
Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 2,308 participants have completed 10,184 parkruns covering a total distance of 50,920 km, including 2,149 new Personal Bests. A total of 263 individuals have volunteered 2,151 times.