This is a funny part of December. Christmas is in sight yet just out of reach. Still a bit more work to be done and a lot more shopping. We're ready to wind down for Christmas yet just need to make one more final push. To help with putting more effort in we were lucky to have a pacer day today and very many thanks must go to our pacing volunteers not only for coming forward to help but running either on or very close to their allotted times.
Pacing must help because there were 25 new PBs today: many congratulations to: Sam Willis, Russell Cook, Joe Brooks, Kevin Gillespie, Dean Russell, Sebastian Judge, Jack Waterton, Robert Freshwater, Faye Morris, Martin Phillips, Lewis Claridge, Christel Wilkinson, Celine Whitehouse, Elizabeth Raine, Katie Froggatt, Joe Well, Michael Slade, Paul Cooper, Sean Wade-Bond,Jade Lewis, Clare Williams, Andrew Biggs, Emma Elkington, Luca Melis, and Heather Wheatley.
We were delighted that we had 13 first timers -one of whom (Gaetano Basiaco) was the first person home in 18.13 - very well done. First woman back was Harriet Kealy in 21.43 - congratulations to you both.
While were pleased too say hello to some new faces, it was also with a degree of sadness that we said au revoir - not goodbye - to Gary and Jacky O'Leary, who are moving away. Both are well known to Panshanger regulars and Gary was one of the founders of Panshanger parkrun. They leave with all our best wishes in the next phase of their lives and we hope to see them back again soon.
The event was made possible by 43 volunteers:
Andrew HOBDELL • Robert CASSERLEY • Daniel BURNS • Tom ROGERS • Matt BAKER • Maria BLYTHE-WICKS • Andy JAY • Carla BELL • Brad SMITH • Sue FLETCHER • Brenda SMITH • Robert EMSLEY • Nick PORTALSKI • Tim STANLEY • Jim DAVIS • Oliver HOBDELL • Rachel STEWART • Luke KENNEDY • Jo TAYLOR • Michael SCUTT • Maria MURDEN • George SCUTT • Reuben DE VILLIERS • Georgie DEERING • Richard PITMAN • Peter GROVE-WHITE • Grace GILBERT • Zoe SMITH • Hannah WOOD • Louise SMITH • Pamela HURD • Terry TRISTRAM • Mark MORRIS • Rebecca DAVIES • George SMITH • Samantha PLUMMER • William LEE • Maisy MURDEN • Rachel LEAR • Martin NORMAN • Ellen HAIR • Isaac RODRIGUEZ • Simon SMITH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Panshanger parkrun Results Page.
We're back next week of course and Chris will be your RD.