We had a great day Up Pomphrey! on Saturday. The weather was ideal for the 279 of you who took on Mr Hill, and 31 of you achieved a PB! Well done to all of you.
Janet JENKINS • Thelma GARNER • William LEE • Catalina LEE • Debra PARSONS • Vic GARNER • Ian JONES • Andrew KING • Rose BURCHILL • Stephanie EVANS • Ris SCOTT • Yvonne COX • Yvonne LOGAN • Stephen JENKINS • Nick CREW • Barbara SULLIVAN • Michelle FRANCIS • Michael FRANCIS • Donna TOON • Adam TOON • Gary WOODRUFF • Sam WELLS • Tina HOWE • James DORRELL • Kevin RICKERBY • Matthew LEESON
There were 6 parkrunners lined up at the start about to embark on their 50th Milestone parkrun; congratulations to Robert Ashton who has volunteered twice at parkrun and run 32 times at Pomphrey Hill; Faye Pollinger is a super-speedy vegan junior who has completed 47 out of her 50 runs at our course; Gavin Versaci has also volunteered twice with us has never strayed (yet!) to another parkrun; Paul Taylor has completed 38 of his 50 Up Pomphrey!; our unmissable duo of Tailwalkers, Sam Wells & Tina Howe, have volunteered 11 and 5 times respectively and while Sam has notched up 44 of her runs with us Tina has done 42. We're sure you'll all look fabulous in your new red Milestone t-shirts!
Lucy Chandler who has volunteered an amazing 105 times at parkrun (thank you so much for doing so much for parkrun Lucy), qualified for her 100th Milestone celebration t-shirt. Well done and well deserved!
You Pomps people are wonderfuI when it comes to cue in the runners' brief for you to shout out Up Pomphrey! You excelled yourselves on Saturday though in your response to the call for a MEXICAN WAVE - from where I was standing it was just brilliant!!!
The tale about Tina the tailwalker's tail and the dog... Tina had chosen to sport the grey furry tail as Tailwalker. As she and Sam approached the pond on their first lap, her dog encountered her (was being walked by her other half) and bit off her tail! Luckily no harm was done and the tail lives to tell another tale
Next week, the 14th December, is Pomphrey Hill parkrun's 300th event - whoopie!!! Our theme for this is "Time to Shine" so time to show off your sequins & satins, diamonds & pearls, tiaras and lights or anything else you can think of. You are, of course, very welcome to bring a celebration cake or two too!!
The following week, as our last week before Christmas it’s the annual Christmas dress up event. We love to see turkeys, reindeers, Santa’s and elves running around our course. Alternatively don a ‘bah humbug’ hat and enjoy the run as usual.
Christmas Day – we will be hosting an extra mid-week Christmas day parkrun at 9am. This will only be possible if we have a full roster by the 21st December. The build up to Christmas is busy enough without having to recruit volunteers at the 11th hour, so please volunteer yourself or unsuspecting family members in advance!
Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 299
7th December 2019
This week 279 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 26 volunteers.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Pomphrey Hill parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Patrick MARTIN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 4th February 2017 (event number 156).
The female record is held by Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 18:00 on 27th October 2018 (event number 243).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 86.86% (26:30) on 12th October 2019 (event number 291).
Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 10,108 participants have completed 71,119 parkruns covering a total distance of 355,595 km, including 13,061 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,048 individuals have volunteered 6,851 times.