Photos by Peter Cook...apart from the photo of Peter Cook...
359 runners completed Reading parkun on Saturday and we were helped by 21 volunteers - 8 of whom were from Reading College. The Reading College students have been carrying out a project to promote and volunteer at Reading parkrun. Matt Rodda - MP for Reading East also joined us for a run and chat with the Reading College students.
It's been great having the students volunteer and we hope that they come back again soon.
This week we had 39 first timers, including tourists from Basingstoke, Blandford, Blenheim, Bracknell, Bramley, Bradford, Finsbury, Guildford, Mile End, Prospect, Rushmoor, Southwark, Wallace and Woodley parkrun. and some milestone runners. Patsy Collis and Martin WIlson completed their 100th runs, and Gail Jugg completed her 50th run. Regular volunteer and Run Director Sev completed her (unofficial) milestone of 200 runs. Congratulations to you all.
Amongst the good cheer we were sad to say goodbye to Pam and Jim Alcorn who are off to Australia for a year. We wish them a wonderful adventure and look forward to hearing about their parkrun tourism both online and when they return to Reading next year.
Happy runner pictures!
Peter Cook in front of the camera for a change
Finally, here's two of our Run Directors. Would you believe it, Star Wars day and not a stormtrooper in sight.
This week 359 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Phil NASH • Emma GRENSIDE • Chris SMITH • Robin BERTRAND • Peter COOK • Ray MCGROARTY • Teresa CASWELL • Ian MAY • Michelle HUTTON • Brendan MORRIS • Natalie HARRIS • David HODGKINSON • Rameen MALIK • Umaira TARIQ • Russel BARRETO • Jessica WARDLE • Jograj SINGH • Hassaan JAMIL • Anshi SINGH • Abdul KHAN • Waqar Haider
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Reading parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Naomi TASCHIMOWITZ who recorded a time of 17:22 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 280).
The male record is held by Jonathan Stuart DAVIES who recorded a time of 14:45 on 6th June 2015 (event number 282).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paula FUDGE who recorded 91.95% (20:43) on 30th April 2011 (event number 82).
Reading parkrun started on 12th September 2009. Since then 15,411 participants have completed 119,647 parkruns covering a total distance of 598,235 km, including 19,951 new Personal Bests. A total of 853 individuals have volunteered 7,443 times.