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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.