The First Day of Summer With Weather to Match
Report by Andrew Bull
Summer has officially arrived and brought with it the hottest day of the year so far. Hot, sunny & dry – perfect for a parkrun.
Today’s Run Director was Susan Rogers, who was trialing a rather splendid loud hailer for pre-run announcements. It is important that ALL runners listen to the announcements, even if it’s your 347th run – the person behind you might be running their first parkrun, and Health & Safety announcements change every week. The event was ably supported by 26 great and very warm volunteers. Brilliantly done every one of you. The volunteer roster for June has a lot of spaces to be filled so please have a look at your diaries - NO volunteers means NO parkrun! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist.
The great weather meant there were 274 finishers. This is the 2nd highest number of finishers in the 431-event history. 40 were doing their first parkrun at Riddlesdown, and 19 were doing their first ever parkrun – well done and hope to see you all again. There were also an impressive 34 personal bests.
There were 12 ‘unknown athletes’ this week. Remember, no barcode, no result, no exceptions - #DFYB
Stat of the Week
The last 5 parkruns at Riddlesdown have produced 4 of the 6 highest ever Riddlesdown attendances
Joseph Dudgeon earns the white t-shirt on his 10th parkrun. He first ran on 11th February 2017 and has ran in Swansea, Poole and at Riddlesdown. Well done Joseph.
Thomas Phillips earns the black t-shirt on his 100th parkrun. He first ran on 19th October 2013, his early runs at Roundshaw but more recently at Riddlesdown. He has also volunteered 3 times, once at Riddlesdown. Well done Tom.
Philip Bull, yes my brother, was running his 261st parkrun on his 21st birthday. Happy birthday Philip.
First Male Finishers
Ben HOWE – 16:40
Nick MARSHALL – 18:20
David BAKER – 18:30
First Female Finishers
Emily RELTON – 20:54
Ange NORRIS – 21:31
Nicola STACEY – 21:41
Next Saturday will be Riddlesdown parkrun Event #432, if you are running there or elsewhere, have a great week.