This week's Run Report is written by James Dorrell, one of our Duke of Edinburgh's Award participants. Take it away James...
A welcome change from the rain and wind of late, saw the sun shining on a cold and frosty start to event number 307. However, this brought with it some icy patches across the course, with the finishing tarmac stretch looking very slippy.
So, in order to try and get the go ahead without having to cancel the event at short notice, the volunteers were recruited and any other available helping hands to spring in to action and start clearing the ice by spreading salt and rubbing it in with their shoes. We would like to thank all those involved in clearing the course successfully enough to be able to go ahead as other parkruns in the region like nearby Eastville had to cancel. The comments on our facebook page were very appreciative of the volunteer's efforts.
We would like to thank all the volunteers who gave their time in the chilly conditions. If you would like to volunteer then please add your name on the volunteer board or sign up via email email@example.com It can be a great way to spend a Saturday morning. See if you can spot the tourist from Newcastle who photo bombed our volunteers photo.
The event was made possible by 35 volunteers: Adrian GRIMSHAW • Karen DYER • Meryl GRIMSHAW • Jackie THORNE • Chris THORNE • William LEE • Catalina LEE • Vic GARNER • Ian JONES • Andrew KING • Victoria BURCHILL • Rose BURCHILL • Ris SCOTT • Yvonne LOGAN • Stephen JENKINS • Sue UPFIELD • Mike KIMBER • Stephen LOGAN • Gill WHITEHEAD • Duncan GOUGH • Adrian DAWSON • Lynn DAVIS • Helen SPILSBURY • Kieran HUGHES • Martyn POOLE • Hannah JONES • Tracey ALDER • James DUNNE • Gary WOODRUFF • James DORRELL • Mandy ROBINSON • Nancy SHELTON • Laura SEWELL • Laurence FAY • Eve SHELTON-RICHARDS
Congratulations to those achieving their milestones. There were three runners who ran their 100th run - Stephanie Freeman, Vyki Shaw and Phillip Hinchey. Also, a special well done to Adrian Grimshaw who did his 300th run and 150th volunteer stint. That’s a great ratio of 2 runs to 1 volunteer!
'Visitors from Leicester - home parkrun is Market Harborough. Enjoyed the country feel and an excuse to walk up the hill!'
'A last minute diversion from Eastville meant our group of six Chippenham runners got to shout Up Pomphrey! together. Thanks to the marshals for making it happen!'
'Visitors from Alice Holt, Surrey. Lovely route and very friendly - thanks!'
Kieran and Tracey were visitors from Longrun Meadow parkrun and junior parkrun in Taunton. They were super helpful, arriving early to help with course set-up, and then staying around to help with putting things away again. They also commented 'Great course and very friendly - thank you'. Here they are at the First Timers Briefing with Catalina:
That's all from us for another week. We look forward to seeing you again next Saturday!
William Lee, Run Director
Pomphrey Hill parkrun - Event number 307 - 18th January 2020
This week 418 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 59 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 47 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 35 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 91.77% (25:31) on 1st January 2020 (event number 304).
Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 10,485 participants have completed 74,154 parkruns covering a total distance of 370,770 km, including 13,300 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,070 individuals have volunteered 7,100 times.