I think its fair to say that the landmarks keep coming thick and fast!
'100' has arrived in the blink of an eye - this time last year I had the alleged privilege to be in New York preparing for the marathon - a mixed experience, but clearly not for Manx resident Orran Smith who today (Sunday) hit 2:32 for a new Manx record in his age group.
But can he complete parkrun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The morning was slightly tainted by the news that England missed out in the final of the Rugby World Cup - well done boys and well done South Africa!
We got the chance to say 'well done' to two milestoners this week - face to face with Len Carmody who hit his own '100' last week in Ireland, as well as Kelly Uren, who hit her '50' milestone, there's now two red t-shirts in the family.....
The weather this week held off for the duration, but heavy rain overnight on Thursday and Friday left the park in a slightly soggy state. Thankyou to all those that braved the morning to celebrate '100' with us.
As raised in the Run Directors pre-run briefing over the last two weeks you will be aware that this week brings the Pokerstars Rally to Nobles, or at least park-ferme (car park!). Despite our best efforts to arrange alternatives we are unable too, so therefore we have no choice but to cancel our event on Saturday i9th November 2019. We have to ensure the safety for all, and on this occasion we are unable too, so with poor weather imminent for the week we believe the decision is correct and best made early.
Our first cancellation in 18 months, since forced to stop due to the TT in 2018, but we will return on 16th November.
So I suggest getting your Xmas shopping done next week ……….
We had an additional volunteer at the finish area this week, Carys Hodgson. She was there cheering on her mum (Lisa) and brother (Jake). Catching up with the family at the end was very inspiring, as we were made aware of the challenge Jake is about to take on.
Please check it out, in support of Alzheimers he will be cycling 185 mile across Ireland, running 12 mile across IOM and finally walking 190 mile across England.
Good luck Jake!
See you in two weeks
Do not forget your barcode lol
This week 87 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Sue ACKROYD • Ian BATES • Len CARMODY • Ali KIRBY • Lynda QUAYLE • Paul COLLINS • Cameron CRABTREE • Lisa WHORRALL • Arnold John JACOBS • Vanessa WILSON • Corrine WILSON • Helen BEDFORD • Julie RONAN • Danny TAPLIN • Christine KELLY • Vicky WOLSTENCROFT • Caroline CROSSLEY • Tom EDWIN-REED
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 2,022 participants have completed 7,979 parkruns covering a total distance of 39,895 km, including 1,726 new Personal Bests. A total of 240 individuals have volunteered 1,810 times.