Riddlesdown parkrun Event Report 13th July 2019 – Event 437




Report by Andrew Bull
Photos by Nicki Clark & Ken Hooks (to view the whole album in Flickr, click on the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/riddlesdown/albums/72157709655763192 )

Riddlesdown celebrated it’s 8th birthday last week and the post-run party was held this week.

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Party week was once again just short of the Riddlesdown attendance record set in 2017. Interestingly, since May this year, 7 of the 9 highest Riddlesdown attendances have occurred. Just a matter of time before that record is broken.


Another warm dry week was followed by another hot and sunny morning, but not as hot as recent weeks.


Today's Run Director was Nicki Clark, supported by a heroic band of 25 volunteers, thanks to everyone.


The volunteer roster for the summer holidays is still looking rather thin so please try to volunteer well in advance so the RDs can plan well ahead. Please contact riddlesdown@parkrun.com NO volunteers means NO parkrun.


Today there were 268 finishers. The third highest in the 437-event history. 27 were doing their first parkrun at Riddlesdown, and 10 were doing their first ever parkrun – well done and hope to see you all again. There were also a massive 45 personal bests, one in every six finishers – brilliant!

There were 11 ‘unknown’ athletes this week.
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Kelly Holmes is presenting a BBC series ‘Our Lives’
The latest programme was ‘The Power of parkrun’ which was broadcast on Monday 15th July at 7:30 and is now available on the iPlayer.

Damian Taylor earns the black t-shirt on his 100th parkrun. He first ran on New Year’s Day 2016 and 63 have been completed at Riddlesdown. Well done Damian.

Male First Finishers:


Robert Lines - 17.48
Darren Ekins - 18.18
Paul Baillie - 18.45

Female First Finishers

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Natalie Gentry - 21.25
Michelle Edye - 21.48
Jessica Mason - 22:40

Next Saturday for Riddlesdown event 438, if you are running there or elsewhere, have a great week.


Report by Andrew Bull