Autumn fading fast

Royal Tunbridge Wells parkrun
Event number 178
25th November 2017

Run report written by Joe Watts with photographs courtesy of Richard Woodfield

It was a cold, crisp and bright, sunny morning for this week's event and certainly a change from the rather miserable, wet and windy weather that we had experienced over the past couple of events.

Arrive early to witness sights like this:
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This week your Run Director was Simon Jones and he welcomed two new members to the parkrun clubs during the pre-run briefing, firstly Nicholas Loveridge to the Junior 10 club and then Andy Garratt to the 50 club - a big congratulations to both. Simon then went on to introduce our team of 11, brightly coloured volunteer pacers (Tom Chandler is missing from the below picture) who would be pacing times of 33 minutes up to 22 minutes.

The volunteer pacing team:
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Finally, we bid a fond farewell to 5 of our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers who had come to the end of the volunteering section of their bronze award. We wish them all well with the rest of their DofE award and hope to see them back at the parkrun in the not too distant future.

DofE volunteers who have completed 3 months of volunteering for their bronze award:
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This week 201 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were parkrun tourists, 14 were first timers, whilst 12 people had forgotten their barcode. Of the returning 166 participants, 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

Core volunteer Steve Barnfield on target for his 24 minute pacing (finish time of 23:48):
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This event was made possible by the following 32 volunteers:

Mark SCOTT • Joseph WATTS • James WELBURY • Louise FITZGERALD • Steve BARNFIELD • Judy GUEST • Matilda WHITE • Edward STEELE • Marian KEEP • Richard NASH • David HARMAN • Nick FITZGERALD • Suzannah KINSELLA • Simon JONES • Stuart CORKE • Richard WOODFIELD • Chris MULLALEY • Francis EAMES • Amy WHITE • Noeline SIMS • Laurence BUNNETT • Colin RATCLIFFE • Annaelle DUFFIELD • Isabella SOUTH • Robin BARWICK • Victoria MULLETT • Emily MULLETT • Tom CHANDLER • Yolanda WITT • Rachel MCGEE • Tamara KING • Alice WESTHORP

A crowd of over 220 people came together to participate in our free, weekly event:
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We have just announced a number of special events coming up this Winter at Royal Tunbridge Wells parkrun, which includes an extra event on Christmas Day. This means that we shall be delivering 6 (yes, six) parkrun events in the month of December. Please click here for full details of our Winter events including our Christmas Day special!

The parkrun apricot clothing blends in well with the departing Autumnal colours:
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You can view the complete event history on the our Royal Tunbridge Wells parkrun Results page, which includes the full results from this week's event.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells parkrun started on 26th April 2014. Since then 4,602 participants have completed 27,038 parkruns covering a total distance of 135,190 km, including 5,376 new Personal Bests.

Participants make their way up the final incline toward the finish
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