Orpington parkrun Event number 293 21st April 2018

Bright sunshine beckoned Orpington's largest field of parkrunners this year and we were able to celebrate Richard Hawkes' 250th parkrun... Richard and his son regularly run and volunteer at Orpington parkrun. Many congratulations to him... We understand that Thomas who is a junior parkrunner is following close behind so we look forward to him achieving 250 runs soon!

Today is also 24 hours before the London Marathon and many of our running community are taking part, either as volunteers or athletes... Good luck to everyone tomorrow...

This week 221 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Joe NEANOR • Robert Stephen LAWRENCE • Ian CATCHPOLE • Lahcen OUARBYA • Ashley FINESILVER • Justin PARKER-HANN • Emma SILLITOE • Neil WILLIAMS • Michael SILLITOE • Amanda WILLIAMS • Zoe MCDONALD

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

The male record is held by Jason CHERRIMAN who recorded a time of 15:57 on 22nd September 2012 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded a time of 18:15 on 29th June 2013 (event number 42).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally MUSSON who recorded 93.54% (21:40) on 19th August 2017 (event number 258).

Orpington parkrun started on 15th September 2012. Since then 4,622 participants have completed 37,289 parkruns covering a total distance of 186,445 km, including 5,975 new Personal Bests.