It was a busy morning down at Parke for today's parkrun. Thanks to all the volunteers, some of whom were taking on new roles for the first time- you did a great job. We gave congratulations to Mary Cornish and Martin Cortvriend both on 200 parkruns this morning - not officially a parkrun milestone but quite an achievement - and Mary brought chocolates too! Martin celebrated by helping us to set up the course before completing his 200 parkrun.
Results are out, have a great weekend and stay safe in the bad weather that is forecast for tomorrow. Thanks to Karen Brewer for writing the Run Report:
Home, mud showered off, our 1st time at Parke and what a lovely place to visit! It certainly did not disappoint and we were greeted with beautiful dry and sunny morning.
Parke is set in a pretty setting on National Trust property. The start is on the driveway but its not long before mud glorious mud and a lovely steep longish hill with rocky terrain and more muddy trails, but how wonderful, and the bird song it must have been loud as I am normally so focused that I do not take a lot in! and the wood pecker made me smile as I negotiated yet more trail and mud, but the finish, a nice dry driveway!
So a huge effort to sprint (O.K it felt like I was sprinting!) to the finish where the wonderful volunteers were ready to scan. Everyone was so lovely and friendly, there is a fab seating area to have your coffee and cake after. It was worth getting out of bed a little earlier for.
This week 146 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:
Sally SHOOLBRAID • Garry SMART • Alison HYDON • Andrew WATSON • Graham NEAL • Ken DYER • Lucy CATHERALL • Isabelle DICKER • John CORNISH • Harry CATHERALL • Katey BLACKMORE • Mary BLACK • Keith GOLDSWORTHY • Jack DICKER • David BLACK
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Parke parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by James BAKER who recorded a time of 16:44 on 11th August 2018 (event number 225).
The female record is held by Siân LONGTHORPE who recorded a time of 19:25 on 27th July 2019 (event number 271).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 87.17% (28:19) on 21st September 2019 (event number 279).
Parke parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 7,640 participants have completed 38,783 parkruns covering a total distance of 193,915 km, including 6,547 new Personal Bests. A total of 412 individuals have volunteered 3,868 times.
Thank you to all the lovely volunteers pointing us in the right direction, much needed as I have a habit of getting lost! Karen and Stuart