Riddlesdown parkrun Event Report 3rd August 2019 – Event 440



The One Where the Mud had Gone and the Sun Was Out.

Report by Andrew Bull
Photos by Simon Fisher (to view the whole album in Flickr, click on the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/riddlesdown/albums/72157710085471636)


After two wet and miserable Saturday mornings there was a dramatic change in the weather with a hot sun and all those puddles had dried up. What a difference a week can make.


Today’s Run Director was Susan Rogers and it was very nice to notice that there was near silence as she did the pre-run briefing. It is important that everyone is quiet and listening as it is an essential part of parkrun, so please be respectful, even if you have heard it many times before.


Susan was majestically supported by 28 noble volunteers. Brilliantly done every one of you.


The volunteer roster for August is looking fairly healthy but has spaces to be filled, particularly on 17th August. To view the roster and see where the gaps are, click here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/riddlesdown/futureroster/ Please remember without volunteers parkrun would not exist. Please contact riddlesdown@parkrun.com if you can assist.


The hot weather saw an increase in numbers, and there were 231 finishers, 33 were doing their first parkrun at Riddlesdown, and 15 were doing their first ever parkrun. Well done and hope to see you all again. Given the conditions there were also an impressive 39 personal bests.


There were also 5 ‘unknown athletes’ this week.
Remember - Don’t Forget Your Barcode #DFYB
Alexander Preston earns his white t-shirt on his 10th parkrun. He first ran on 22nd July 2017, all his runs have been at Riddlesdown. Of his 10 runs, 6 have been PBs including today. Well done Alexander.

Katie Innes earns her white t-shirt on her 10th parkrun. She first ran on 30th March this year, all her runs have been at Riddlesdown. Of her 10 runs, 3 have been PBs including today. Well done Katie.
First Male Finishers


1. Hugo HEWITT – 16:50
2. Joe PRICHARD – 17:43
3. Patrick CANAVAN – 17:53
First Female Finishers


1. Nicola ARCHER – 19:48
2. Juliet CLEGHORN – 20:15
3. Natalie GENTRY – 21:18
Next Saturday will be event 441 at Riddlesdown, if you are running there or elsewhere, have a great week.



Report by Andrew Bull