Event # 292 Pacers, perfectionists and PB’s

Pomphrey Hill parkrun; Event number 292; 19th October 2019

It was a slightly wet and cold morning, but the weather forecast was good and a few soggy leaves were not going to get in the way of our Autumn Pacer Event. A team of willing pacers arrived, armed with safety pins and a determination to help and encourage fellow runners. Every available high vis vest was put into good use and the pacer team gathered ready for the off. And what a success they made of it! 57 new personal bests were recorded at this week's parkrun and we like to think that number is, in part, due to the pacers' efforts. And what a group of perfectionists pacers are, with most getting to within a few seconds of their target time. Fabulous achievement from everyone.

Speaking of fabulous achievements. Anyone who is eagle eyed, will notice a new addition to Pomphrey hill parkrun roll of honour.  Congratulations to Caroline LAVIS, who last week achieved a personal best time of 26:30 which is an age category VW 70-74 record and a new age graded course record of 86.86% across all categories. Everyone on the Pomphrey hill parkrun team applauds your effort!



It would seem Caroline's efforts have started a trend, as this week Estelle Lowe, a first timer at Pomphrey,  posted a new JW10 age category record time of 20:54. Congratulations on not letting that pesky hill get in the way of a great time.

This week 289 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers to parkrun and 13 were new to Pomphrey. We had a whopping 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Well done to each and everyone. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.



We had 2 junior parkrunners achieving 10 runs this week, well done to Josh Dean and Taylor Skidmore (Taylor, we appear to have missed one of your runs on our records, but on the plus side this does mean that you get to celebrate no.10 all over again if you would like!). Sarah Handley achieved the fabulous 50 mark and Chris Kirk reached a fantastic 100. Congratulations to you all.

Including the wonderful group of pacers, this event was made possible by 37 volunteers. I know we say this every week but we could not do this without you. Thank you so much for your efforts towards making parkrun such a success. Special thanks to Helen Spilsbury on her 25th volunteer stint!

We also had lovely feedback about how friendly and helpful everyone was, which was great to hear.

James HAWKINS • Holly VICKERS • Ian TILEY • Adrian GRIMSHAW • Steven BURGE • Karen DYER • Alyssa GRIMSHAW • Meryl GRIMSHAW • Neil NEWMAN • William LEE • Anna THOMAS • Rose BURCHILL • Wendy GWINNETH • Daniel SMITH • Emily BUTTERWORTH • Stephen JENKINS • Andy BUSH • Beth SUTTON • David SUTTON • Trudy REED • James MALLABONE • Becky BRESSINGTON • Lynn DAVIS • Helen SPILSBURY • Caron FINN • Sam COSSEY • Deb FARRELL • Barbara SULLIVAN • Jenny GREEN • Sally GARNETT • Michele COOK • Kerri VAUGHAN • James DORRELL • Kevin RICKERBY • Mandy ROBINSON • Nancy SHELTON • Isabella VAUGHAN



Upcoming Events

On the 26th October we are celebrating Halloween. You are welcome to dress up in your spookiest outfits and join us for a monster event.

At the Halloween, 26th October event we will NOT HAVE the use of the overflow carpark. Please think of alternative ways to arrive at Pomphrey and be considerate to the residents when arriving and finding parking. If you can walk, cycle, lift share or arrive on a broom we would be very grateful.

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 9,950 participants have completed 69,279 parkruns covering a total distance of 346,395 km, including 12,849 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,037 individuals have volunteered 6,662 times.


Run Director