By Gary Brampton
It was one of those events where, as Run Director, I fet like a bit of a spare part. Everything just seemed to work perfectly of its own accord. All the volunteers were experienced in their roles and performed them expertly, all but one of our participants had remembered their barcode and every single one of our precious finish tokens were returned! The rain threatened, but didn't arrive, the sun did make an appearance and the course seemed just a little more runnable than in recent weeks.
It was a pleasure to announce Emma Doyle as the latest Prospect Hero. Emma has been with us since our very earliest days, undertaking 36 volunteering tasks on 27 separate parkrun days, as well as notching up 43 runs at Prospect out of her total of 103. Thank you, Emma!
First finisher today was Oli Snoxall, just over a minute ahead of dad Jonathan in third place, separating the Speedy Snoxalls was Ian Savill. First lady was Abigail Hirst, followed by Rupa Tumbapo and Angelica Lazor. Well done everyone, it's still a pretty tough run despite the improved conditions! Special mention also to Shamiso Banda, who was quite late arriving and despite not having the grippiest running shoes was still able to catch the Tail Walkers and then push on to finish eight minutes ahead of them. A definite PB next time you run with us, now you know where we are!
First dog across the line today was Monty accompanied by David Fiddes who was completing his 200th parkrun (or 201st if you count the one where he 'lost' his barcode in his pocket). Also joining us, from Sandhurst, were Charlotte and Charlie St. Aubyn, who needed a P (please Bob) for their parkrun alphabet quest.
Most experienced parkrunner today was Judy Hicks-Davies with 345 finishes and top Age-Grader was Oli Snoxall with 72.36%. The newish results layout allows you to play around with these things as well as to restrict the list by gender or age group, for those of you that like that kind of thing.
On a personal note, it was nice to catch up with Steve Ingledew, now of Edinburgh AC, but back in the very late seventies celebrated for having the joint best musical taste in the Little Heath School Sixth Form Common Room. That may be a biased view.
This week 138 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:
Phill DEAN • Ian BUTTERFIELD • Mary WILSON • Gary BRAMPTON • Janet LEVERTON • Nick TELEPNEFF • Martin WILLS • Louise DIX • Tiggy GUNSTONE • Andrew PLIMSOLL • Gemma BEARD • Robert MCGREGOR • Laura TAYLOR • Donald TOWNSIN • Fiona BROWN • Lisa HENDY • John MCNICHOLAS • Ben WILSON • Molly MCARDLE • Elicia HOTSTON • R HOTSTON • Amy TINGEY
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Prospect parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Pete ROCK who recorded a time of 16:35 on 24th August 2019 (event number 61).
The female record is held by Naomi MITCHELL who recorded a time of 18:01 on 14th September 2019 (event number 63).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane A DAVIES who recorded 88.92% (21:13) on 29th September 2018 (event number 18).
Prospect parkrun started on 5th May 2018. Since then 3,878 participants have completed 15,430 parkruns covering a total distance of 77,150 km, including 2,790 new Personal Bests. A total of 343 individuals have volunteered 2,109 times.