Pennington Flash parkrun Event Report 310

We’ve become a little less “routine” with the run report of late. Unfortunately at ED towers, it often comes down to a choice between filling the volunteer roster and sorting the report, meaning the report comes second. This gives a bit of a quandary, as we don’t want to increase the volunteer roles but we will be adding run report writer as a regular volunteer role. If you fancy penning a few paragraphs about the weekly goings on, then let us know.

The gap in despatches means you not be aware we have World Record Holder at the Flash. Cat D’Ascendis claimed the record fastest marathon by a gingerbread man (female) at London. Well done to Cat and all of the fellow marathon runners.

Back to the Flash, and a bright morning and cool breeze welcomed all parkrunners; ideal running conditions for our 310th parkrun event. It was one to welcome plenty of newcomers, visitors and new volunteers alike. We welcome volunteers to support and ensure that our event takes place.

There were significant "150" milestones for Sandy Hill and Michael Sidebotham as well as "200" for Jonathan Dobson - congratulations to you all. Harry Lomas earned his white t-shirt and place in the 10 club. Well done Harry.

We also celebrated a rather large milestone as Sarah Kimpton (Rother Valley) visited us to take part in her 250th parkrun. It was a privilege to welcome Sarah alongside her friends and family. Sarah planned to spend the weekend in the Manchester area with friends and chose us as an event that she hadn't taken part in before. It turned out to be quite a family celebration as her parents, Pat and Simon, set off from their home in Lincoln at 5.00am to "surprise" her at the start. The family have completed an amazing 934 parkruns between them. We hope you enjoyed your visit and that you will come back and visit us again.

Plenty of reasons to celebrate meant that there was plenty of cake and chatter down at the cabin afterwards and rumour has it that there was even some cake turned away.

The Results
William Rawson (SM20-24) of Leigh Harriers & AC, was first male over the line in 16:35. Matthew Woodford (JM15-17) was second over the line in 18:25. Callan Rowland (SM18-19) was third over the line in 18:58.

Rachel Culshaw (SW30-34) was first female over the line in 21:22. Ella Pendlebury (JW11-14) of Horwich RMI Harriers, was second over the line in 21:31. Amanda Partington (VW45-49) was third over the line in 23:02.
The first age-graded finisher was Alan Cole (VM55-59) with a grade of 79.43% for the time 20:01. William Rawson (SM20-24) was graded second with 78.59% and Alan Smith (VM55-59) was third with 76.70%.

The Volunteers
The amazing volunteers this week were: Catherine Brides, Brenda Calland, Paolo Dale, John Gallimore, Kathryn Grace, Sheila Halton, David Hodgkinson, Kate Johnson, Margaret Lythgoe, Denise Mackowiak, Olivia Mcdaid, Peter Medlicott, Tim Murphy, Tom Nixon, Lesley Smith, Katie Taggart, Laney Williams and Chris Wood.

The FUTURE ROSTER can be found here if you’re curious about what you can do. Email our Volunteer Co-ordinator with any questions.

Thanks for your participation and support!

The Pennington Flash parkrun Team

The Important Stuff
NO BARCODE = NO RESULT Do your paper barcodes get a bit soggy? You can order authorised barcode tags.
Headphones – please use only one earpiece so you can hear the marshals
Kids – children aged 11 and under must run with an adult
Dogs – please keep them on a lead and under control
Volunteers – please be at the start by 08:45 so we can brief you

Find us on:
Email: Alison Makin and Katie Taggart, Event Directors