It was great to be RD-ing again today in summery conditions and without a 'named' storm trying to blow us off course (like the last two times I have been RD!).
This week 338 people ran, jogged and walked the course. We welcomed 26 newcomers to the Panshanger course, of whom 10 were doing their first ever parkrun! We hope to see you again soon, and hope you enjoyed your parkrun experience. An amazing 42 people recorded new Personal Bests (including Stephen OLIVER who was pleased to complete his first parkrun without stopping - well done!). Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.
We celebrated two milestones today: Aileen LACEY completed her 50th parkrun, and volunteer regular Hugh TURNER completed his 100th parkrun (as well as celebrating a milestone birthday!). Well done both for your achievements - we hope to see you strutting your stuff in your milestone t-shirts at Panshanger soon.
Dan MIKULSKIS was the first man back today (and first overall) in 18:06. He was followed by Joe ANSBRO in 18:46 and Mitchell HILLS in 19:20. Tourist parkrunnerAnna GODFREY of Reading AC was first lady back in 20:40 (glad you enjoyed Panshanger park!), with Linda GOODWIN in 22:20 and Carolyn KAY in 24:03 as second and third ladies, respectively.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers who donned the high-viz vests (some of whom were doing roles that were new to them and some are stalwart regulars - well done for stepping up). These keen folk leapt out of bed and hot-footed it down to Panshanger park for your parkrunning pleasure. - BIG THANKS go to:
Gareth ASKEY • Daniel BURNS • Tom ROGERS • Tom WILLIAMS • Lucy ILES • Fyl NEWINGTON • Rachel STEWART • Katherine KENNEDY • Emma ASTBURY • Leah MANNING • Georgie DEERING • Richard BLUMSOM • July KEAN • Ted JORDAN • Pamela HURD • Archie WARRILLOW • Charlie EDMONDSON • Samantha PLUMMER • Peter YOUNG • Patrick MILLAR • Stuart MANNING • Lydia WHISKIN • Thomas VOADEN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Panshanger parkrun Results Page.
It will be me brandishing the megaphone again next week, and I hope to see as many of you as possible again and raring to go. There are still a couple of volunteering slots available if you are tempted by the lure of the high-viz vest...