Riddlesdown parkrun Event Report 13th July 2019 – Event 437

 

 

THE ONE FOLLOWED BY THE 8th BIRTHDAY PARTY

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.
 

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

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

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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.
 

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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.
REMEMBER – Don’t Forget Your Barcode #DFYB

THE POWER OF PARKRUN
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.

Milestones
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:
 

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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.

 

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Report by Andrew Bull