#108 Spring has Sprung – 23-Mar-19

This week 463 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

First of all, thank you to our wonderful volunteers:

Andrew CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Lesley KEDDY • Jill TAUNT • Simon TRIMBEE • Jo WATKINSON • Joanna EVANS • Helen SMITHSON • Rob WITHALL • Sam MORRIS • Maria WAITE • Tracy HOWARTH • Nanette MORGAN • Diane ANSTISS • Frances CALVER • Guy ANSTISS • Jessica HOWARTH • Caroline SCARLETT • Philip HAY • Sarah HALLAM • Cameron FRASER • Su TYSOE • Tom GUTREICH • Matt MCKARELL • Michael FUNNELL • Adam SHACKLADY • Jane MOORE-TAYLOR • Amy SCARLETT Today we welcomed overseas tourists from South Africa and Denmark. We also now have our very own selfie photo frame seen here modelled by our South African guests and the Howarth family:

Visitors from South Africa

Visitors from South Africa


Howarth Girls

Howarth Girls

Milestones

The following did their 10th parkrun: Amber STUBBINGS, Mark BARTLETT, Deborah HOPKINS, Claire POLLARD, Martin DONNELLY, Catherine AHMAD, Leonardo BORRILL, James LATHAM and Mark TUTIN. Unfortunately, only those under 17 quality for a T-shirt – the rest of you will have to wait until 50 runs. We had 3 people reach the 50 milestone: Sue CARVELL. Isabel MONTESDEOCA and Ruth HOLROYD. Don’t forget to order your T-shirts!

Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering

A couple of our volunteers will be finishing soon, and we will be in a position to take on a couple of new Duke of Edinburgh volunteers. Unfortunately, we have to restrict the number of U18 volunteers that we have so we can’t take on everyone who applies. If you are interested in doing your volunteering with us please send an email to Rickmansworth@parkrun.com and tell us why you would like to volunteer with us. We’ll send you a questionnaire to complete. If you are accepted as one of our DofE volunteers we will put a schedule together for you giving you a cross section of our volunteer roles to cover. Don’t worry – we will give you full training. Parents – please get your son’s and daughters to make the applications to us themselves.

Children Running Alone

Sadly, we have to report that once again an Under 11 was found running alone without a parent or guardian. parkrun’s rules are very strict on this. U11’s must at all times be within arm’s reach of an adult guardian. If you allow your child, or the child you are responsible for, to run unchaperoned you run the risk of having your results removed. I had several runners last week report to me about a young girl who was running alone. This also affects other runners as they stop to try and help the unaccompanied child.

Thank you for reading. If you have got this far and would like to volunteer please send an email with your barcode number to rickmansworth@parkrun.com and tell us when you’d like to volunteer and if there is a particular role you would like to do.

Thank you for coming to Rickmansworth parkrun

Lesley Keddy – A208223

 

Event #106 – Wind, Barriers but No Guinea Pigs!

Despite the barriers and mud this week 456 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part. Well done to all and great to meet our visitors from Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. I know we gave them a very warm welcome.

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And they're off...

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Congratulations to Mary Withall for completing her 25th volunteering as she is now a member of the coveted purple club. Mary has a long history of volunteering at Ricky parkrun, often uncredited so she deserved the superior drum roll she got.

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Mary and the RRS

I mentioned on Saturday that we have an automated external defibrillator (AED) located in the entrance of The Café in the Park and one of our parkrunners spoke to me afterwards about her own personal experience regarding the use of an AED highlighting how important it was that we all know where these are located in our communities. While I should stress that the need to use an AED is very rare, it’s use can save lives.

Please remember to be courteous to other park users. A member of the public approached me to say that she is unsteady on her feet and fast, approaching runners caused her some alarm on Saturday. Although we all know that parkrun is every Saturday at 0900, it can come as a bit of a surprise to the innocent so please be careful.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers, many of them members of the Ricky Running Sisters (RRS) this week. Honorary RRS member and fellow Run Director, Rob Withall deserves a special mention for the behind-the-scenes help he gives even when he is not on duty.

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Time for a token

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Scanned now off for a coffee

 

Big hand for the following:

Clive M WICKHAM • Karen SPROD • Lesley KEDDY • Matthew ROBINS • Chelsi LANGSFORD • Claire RAWLINS • Joanna EVANS • Lily HARRISON • Paul RAWLINS • Kate PENDRED • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Imelda ASPINALL • Maria WAITE • Tracy HOWARTH • Anne O CONNOR • Diane ANSTISS • Trevor ALDERSON • Rebecca MORRIS • Philip HAY • Hanna CHORBACHI • Cameron FRASER • Marie BIR-STAUNTON • Judith ALDRIDGE • Sylvia MOSS • Tom GUTREICH • Adam SHACKLADY • Ollie MARSHALL • Jessica RAWLINS

Please supplement your parkrun runs by adding in a volunteering stint, email us at rickmansworth@parkrun.com

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).

The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).

Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 6,885 participants have completed 37,393 parkruns covering a total distance of 186,965 km, including 8,188 new Personal Bests. A total of 480 individuals have volunteered 2,324 times.

Hope you are having a great week.

Maria

#loveparkrun

 

#98…Records and Milestones!

I believe I can open with a whoop whoop this week as a colossal 531 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 93 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part. What a fabulous start to RED, dry or whatever January everyone is doing.

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Congratulations go to the following:

Jackie and Malcolm Hall on each completing 150 parkruns. Did they run every one of them together?

Joanna Evans on closely following the award of a coveted purple shirt, she now gains her red one! Well done on her 50th parkrun.

Ali Young – Team GB member, endurance runner and parkrun volunteer, huge congratulations on completing her 100th parkrun.

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The Milestoners...

Rickmansworth Parkrun 5/1/19

Results:
First home was Allan James Stewart at 17:23 and our first female was Ali Young (we knew her 100th would be celebrated in style) at 18:58. Well done to both of them.

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The face of someone who knows they've got a PB this week...

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Marjory BLUER • Sophie CHATER • Jackie HALL • Malcolm HALL • Sasha BIRKIN • Kieron CAMPION • Sarah OCKENDON • Joanna EVANS • Lily HARRISON • Robert KENISON • Preena DIVECHA • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Maria WAITE • Tracy HOWARTH • H Matthew HOWARTH • Diane ANSTISS • Mark OCKENDON • Jessica HOWARTH • Philip HAY • Jennie GOULD • Cameron FRASER • Judith ALDRIDGE • Jon DAVIES • Matt MCKARELL • Adam SHACKLADY • Anastacia PALMER

Rickmansworth Parkrun 5/1/19
Turn left at the lake otherwise you'll fall in!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rickmansworth/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=98

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).

Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 6,380 participants have completed 33,329 parkruns covering a total distance of 166,645 km, including 7,524 new Personal Bests. A total of 452 individuals have volunteered 2,106 times.

All the best
Maria
#loveparkrun

 

#95 – We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 25th December 2018

48418548_1077950452385650_6896557939285295104_nThis week 352 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. We were delighted to have 19 folk doing parkrun for the very first time! We hope you’ll be back again. We were also joined by YOPA – he is Hertfordshire’s Year of Physical Activity Mascot for 2018. He has had a mission to visit all of Hertfordshire’s parkruns this year – his last one is Gadebridge where he will be on Saturday 29th December.
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As you’d expect on Christmas Day we had quite a few tourists. I am sorry I do not know your names but we had tourists from South Africa and Hong Kong – that’s a long way to come. Quite a few of you came in Christmas Fancy Dress. We didn’t have a photographer this week as he was on other duties at our parkrun but here are some photos we managed to get:
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Volunteers

We were delighted to have a full roster of volunteers bearing in mind it was Christmas Day. Thank you all so much and for the extras who mucked in on the day. We are still a few volunteers short for New Year’s Day so if you are able to help us please send an email to rickmansworthhelpers@parkrun.com

Frances CHATER • Andrew CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Karen SPROD • Lesley KEDDY • Malcolm HUTCHINGS • Sarah OCKENDON • John NORRIS • Debbie EDWARDS • Bernie CONWAY • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Rosie CHATER • Diane ANSTISS • Mark OCKENDON • Matt SANDFORD • Philip HAY • Nicola ANSTISS • Sara LOWE • Deborah BAYLISS • Claire CAMPION • Anastacia PALMER • Barrie STAINTHORPE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.

New Year’s Day

Are you going to be doing the NYD Double? This is the only day in the whole year that you can record two parkruns on the same day. We are partnering with our neighbours at Cassiobury to offer you this opportunity. Come to Ricky at 09:00 and then hotfoot it across to Cassiobury for a 10:30 start. If you driving between the 2 then do try and lift share as parking will be at a premium. If you’d like to cycle between the two then you can join RD Lesley who will be cycling from Ricky to Cassiobury – don’t forget a lock for your bike!

Lesley Keddy, RD

 

#Event number 93…Milestones and Jumpers!

The promised sleet held off, and we witnessed a technicolour tapestry of Christmas jumpers this week where 341 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

Rickmansworth Parkrun 15/12/18

Rickmansworth Parkrun 15/12/18

Rickmansworth Parkrun 15/12/18

We also celebrated a plethora of wonderful parkrun milestones, congratulations to:
v25 Club – Queen of the Scanners, Joanna Evans
50th parkrun – the Boss, Andy Nice
100th parkrun – the Dazzling Duo, Lesley Keddy and Sarah Ockendon (thanks too for the celebratory cake.)

Rickmansworth Parkrun 15/12/18

While the Christmas Jumper competition was of a very high standard, there had to be one winner and congratulations go to Martyn Maynard who sported a very festive jumper. See him in action below...

Rickmansworth Parkrun 15/12/18

Rickmansworth Parkrun 15/12/18

Results:
First home was James Laing at 16:39 and our first female was Phillipa Lowe at 18:39. Well done to both of them.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rickmansworth/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=93

The event was made possible by 21 wonderful volunteers:

Marjory BLUER • Frances CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Rosie MOUNTAIN • Joanna EVANS • Lily HARRISON • Kate PENDRED • Philip GIBBS • Maria WAITE • H Matthew HOWARTH • Rosie CHATER • Diane ANSTISS • Mark OCKENDON • Jessica HOWARTH • Philip HAY • Cameron FRASER • Judith ALDRIDGE • Karin LOCKETT • Karen FISH • Matt MCKARELL • Anastacia PALMER

Rickmansworth Parkrun 15/12/18

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).

Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 6,027 participants have completed 31,230 parkruns covering a total distance of 156,150 km, including 7,276 new Personal Bests. A total of 446 individuals have volunteered 1,993 times.

All the best
Maria
#loveparkrun

 

#91 – I Feel It In My Fingers, I Feel It In My Toes…

Saturday saw us hold event Ricky parkrun number 91, on a dark, wet and miserable morning that had even the ducks looking for a bit of shelter. 199 brave and heavily waterproofed souls ran, jogged and waded the course, of whom miraculously 11 were first timers (WHY??) and remarkably 23 recorded new Personal Bests (HOW??). Representatives of over 20 different clubs - several of which were presumably watersports based - took part.

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At the sharp end of the field, Ricky regular James Turner splashed round in a great time of 18:07, followed by Justin Archer in 19:36 and Richard Moss in 19:39. First lady finisher was Sasha Birkin in 20:08. Great running all round.

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The event was made possible by 23 wonderful volunteers: 
Adam SHACKLADY  •  Anastacia PALMER  •  Andrew CHATER  •  Andy NICE  •  Austin BAKER  •  Cameron FRASER  •  Cathy BYRNE  •  Diane ANSTISS  •  Guy ANSTISS  •  H Matthew HOWARTH  •  Heather KENISON  •  Karen FISH  •  Karen SPROD  •  Kelly BAKER  •  Kevin BARRETT  •  Lily HARRISON  •  Matt MCKARELL  •  Philip HAY  •  Rachel CAIRN  •  Rob WITHALL  •  Sandra FLYNN  •  Sophie CHATER  •  Sylvia MOSS

Rickmansworth Parkrun 1/12/18

Anyone wanting to help out as a volunteer at future events should contact the Ricky HQ (rickmansworthoffice@parkrun.com). Please remember that without sufficient numbers of volunteers each week, we will not be able to put on safe, fun events. Please get in touch and do your bit!

Rickmansworth Parkrun 1/12/18

The weather is looking a little better for this weekend, so we're looking forward to seeing you all again on Saturday for another great Ricky parkrun. Until then, have a great week and look after yourselves.

Take care,
Andy

 

#87 – Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)

As ever, this week's Ricky parkrun was entirely put together through the generously donated time of our volunteers. Unfortunately, this week we didn't have anyone put themselves forward for the photographer role, so as a best endeavour, I have used stock photos and my increasingly shaky memory to best represent the event. Should any of you feel these images do not do us justice, feel free to put yourself down on the roster as photographer in future - no experience required, albeit a camera would help.

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This week's RD (and friend) arrive for the event

So to the event itself; Saturday saw us hold event Ricky parkrun number 87, on a bright autumnal morning that was pretty much perfect for getting out and running. 410 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 79 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

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Ricky Aquadrome, last Saturday, around 9am

At the sharp end of the field, Ealing Eagle Laurence Elliott trotted round in a great time of 17:45, followed closely by James Turner in 17:51 and Oliver Howells in 18:10. First lady finisher was Ali Young - despite still carrying an injury! - in 19:16. Great running all round.

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Laurence Elliott giving it some gas in the final straight

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Ali Young, toughing it out

The event was made possible by 19 wonderful volunteers: Frances CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Rosie MOUNTAIN • Andy NICE • Peter GUDGE • Jackie HARRIS • Christine PARTRIDGE • H Matthew HOWARTH • Diane ANSTISS • Rachel CAIRN • Cameron FRASER • Robert STUTTAFORD • David SELWOOD • Karen FISH • Daniel MOSS • Heather KENISON • Michael DRAPER • Adam SHACKLADY • Claire CAMPION

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Our volunteers this week. A super bunch.

Anyone wanting to help out as a volunteer at future events should contact the Ricky HQ (rickmansworthoffice@parkrun.com). Please remember that without sufficient numbers of volunteers each week, we will not be able to put on safe, fun events. Please get in touch and do your bit!

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The weather is looking good for this weekend, so we're looking forward to seeing you all again on Saturday for another great Ricky parkrun. Until then, have a great week and look after yourselves.

Take care,
Andy

 

#Event number 85…PBs Galore and New Run Director Passes Her Probation!

A chilly but sunny autumn morning welcomed 436 runners, walkers and joggers to Rickmansworth Aquadrome this week. We had 67 first timers, what a fantastic location for your first parkrun, but I am biased and 34 different clubs were represented. Now it may have been the suggestion of a Personal Best (PB) prosecco that encouraged so many of you to get one this week, whoops is that 90 drinks I need to buy? I promise to read my briefing notes next time which reminds me to thank everyone for being so supportive for my Run Director debut, parkrunners and volunteers were all incredibly encouraging. What a wonderful family parkrun is.

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Results: Dan Watts was first over the line with an impressive 16:21 time and first female was Ali Young with a sparkly 20:03 finish. Well done to both of them. Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.

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Congratulations to our very own Marjory Bluer who completed her 400th parkrun the previous week. I’ve done some maths and worked out she must have started when she was a toddler to achieve that number by now. I wonder what she is thinking below...

Rickmansworth Parkrun 20/10/18

Unfortunately, we had a number of tokens go missing this week. Please search the usual places and return them if you find them. There will be no fines, tuts or grumpy mother looks deployed but we would love them back as the token elves hate making up new ones.

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Duke of Edinburgh Award We have quite a few Duke of Edinburgh Award Volunteers. We do have to limit the number of DoE Volunteers each week to ensure we have enough adults around to help. If you would like to volunteer at Rickmansworth parkrun as part of your DoE, please email rickmansworthhelpers@parkrun.com. We cannot take everyone who requests to volunteer with us. However, you can also try other local parkruns and also consider Junior parkruns. Junior parkruns take place on Sunday mornings. The nearest ones are in Leavesden and Bushey.

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The event was made possible by 24 volunteers; some doubled up on jobs, some turned up just in case they may be needed and some jumped in after their run. We are so very grateful to the following fabulous people:

Marjory BLUER • Frances CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Rosie MOUNTAIN • Jackie HALL • Malcolm HALL • Joanna EVANS • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Maria WAITE • Diane ANSTISS • Julia BROOKS • Philip HAY • Gemma BATES • Rachel CAIRN • Cameron FRASER • Maddy NEVES • Judith ALDRIDGE • Damien HAMPTON • Juliet GUERRI • Su TYSOE • Matt MCKARELL • Lizzie GOODALL • Claire CAMPION • Neil COOPER •
Anyone wanting to help out as a volunteer at future events should contact the Rickmansworth HQ (rickmansworthoffice@parkrun.com).

Rickmansworth Parkrun 20/10/18

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Thomas BEEDELL who recorded a time of 15:57 on 4th November 2017 (event number 35).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).
Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 5,713 participants have completed 28,428 parkruns covering a total distance of 142,140 km, including 6,812 new Personal Bests.

All the best
Maria
#loveparkrun

 

#82 – Shiny Happy People

Saturday saw us hold event number 82 at Ricky parkrun, on a crisp, sunny morning that was pretty much perfect for getting out and running. With a few local races due to be held on Sunday, our numbers were down slightly on recent weeks, but what we were short of in bodies was more than made up for in energy, bonhomie and application.

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In amongst the Ricky Regulars ('Rickulars'?), we were lucky enough to be joined on Saturday by parkrun royalty and tourist journeymen Tom Williams and Ian Rutson from parkrun HQ. Hopefully, with such a beautiful morning and all our runners and volunteers in such fine, smiley form, we gave a pretty good account ourselves (as we always do!) to them and all our other guests?!

Rickmansworth Parkrun 29/9/18

So to the event itself; 331 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

Rickmansworth Parkrun 29/9/18

At the sharp end of the field, South London Harrier Will Cullen flew round in a great time of 16.28, followed closely by Chiltern Harrier James Repper in 16.56 and Oliver Howells in 18.02. First lady finisher was Ali Young - despite carrying an injury! - in 20.31. Great running all round.

Rickmansworth Parkrun 29/9/18

The event was made possible by 19 wonderful volunteers:
Catherine MOSS • Sophie CHATER • Rosie MOUNTAIN • Andy NICE • Paul COLLINGWOOD • Rowena BEEDELL • Robert KENISON • Helen SMITHSON • Cindy BEEDELL • Alan SENDALL • Nanette MORGAN • Diane ANSTISS • Mark OCKENDON • Philip HAY • Maddy NEVES • Su TYSOE • Robert STUTTAFORD • Matt MCKARELL • Shantonu CHUNDUR

Rickmansworth Parkrun 29/9/18

Anyone wanting to help out as a volunteer at future events should contact the Ricky HQ (rickmansworthoffice@parkrun.com). Please remember that without sufficient numbers of volunteers each week, we will not be able to put on safe, fun events. Please get in touch and do your bit!

Rickmansworth Parkrun 29/9/18

The weather is looking good for this weekend, so we're looking forward to seeing you all again on Saturday for another great Ricky parkrun. Until then, have a great week and look after yourselves.

Take care,
Andy

 

#77 50th Milestone, 70th birthday with a PB and tourist from NZ

We always have a reasonable number of tourists at Ricky but this week our longest travelled tourist was a lady from New Zealand who was visiting relatives.  I am sorry that I have forgotten your name but I hope you enjoyed our parkrun.

This week 396 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 77 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

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Congratulations to Sheila CHANDLER who ran her 50th parkrun and also to Graham BLYTH who gained a new PB on his 70th Birthday.

Our first Male finisher this week was Richard COLES of Gade Valley Harriers with a time of 17:01.  It was a new PB for Richard.

Our First Female Finisher was Jennifer HARVEY from Hillingdon AC with a time of 18:51.  It was also a new PB for Jennifer.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Lesley KEDDY • Jackie HALL • Malcolm HALL • Jo WATKINSON • John NORRIS • Joanna EVANS • Bernie CONWAY • Philip GIBBS • Emma NEVES • Maria WAITE • Geordie KLEIN • H Matthew HOWARTH • Julia BROOKS • Philip HAY • Amy CHAPLIN • Maddy NEVES • Neil GENDERS • David SELWOOD • Alan MCBRIDE • Gae WEBB • Georgina GARNER • Anthony STREETER • Michael FUNNELL • Adam SHACKLADY

Lesley Keddy - Run Director

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