Event number 3-2-1 go! Well, it amused me. It's a good job I had something to smile about because my, was it cold on Saturday. Despite that, a brave 222 runners turned out and ran or walked our beautiful course. The cold spurred 24 of you to PBs - well done! Just before the start there was a nasty hailstorm, but we were spared any precipitation during the actual run. A massive thank you to the volunteers who stood out in the cold to bring you your Saturday morning exercise.
The weather scared off most of our first-timers, with Chris only having three intrepid souls for his briefing:
Aditi ARYAL was celebrating her 50th run this week and I notice that Santosh is coming up to a pretty big number soon. He'll have to wait, though, as he's RD next week. This week saw the breaking of one of our age category records also - congratulations to Angela DUNCAN, who smashed the VW80-84 record with a speedy time of 35:49 - age grading 76.17%!
At the other end of the age scale, here are some parkrunners in waiting. Good to get them started early!
You will have noticed Ian following me around this week. He's a Run Director in training, and will be taking the helm for the first time on 11th December. Please consider volunteering to give him an easy start. Volunteer here: email@example.com
Don't forget you can also sign up for our Christmas parkrun. Extra mince pies for the volunteers.
See you next week!
This week 222 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:
Philip YORK • Nick WALKER • Barbro JULIN • Ian BIRCH • Gary STRINGER • Louise PRINCE • Steve ESTREICH • Lindsay DONOGHUE • Newa RAI • Hangma RAI • Sara HOWE • Gowan CLEWS • Johnny YAM • Philip PLATT • Juliet AIBANGBEE MELLOR • Christopher SHEARWOOD • Eamonn FLYNN • Carlo FERRIGGI • Lynette MILLER • Maria PAZ • Celine DANDEH-NJIE • Andy PRICE • Alex REVENS • Tony WALLER • Sarah CLARK • Carmen TO • Ann MCCORMACK • Martin DAOUD • Sarabjit DHANOA
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Northala Fields parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Stacey ORMEROD who recorded a time of 17:14 on 2nd April 2016 (event number 95).
The male record is held by Mohamed MOHAMED who recorded a time of 14:42 on 22nd June 2019 (event number 263).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mohamed ALI who recorded 93.11% (15:14) on 4th August 2018 (event number 217).
Northala Fields parkrun started on 21st June 2014. Since then 9,968 participants have completed 82,288 parkruns covering a total distance of 411,440 km, including 12,636 new Personal Bests. A total of 789 individuals have volunteered 8,308 times.