Event number 77
31st October 2015
This week, with Halloween falling on a Saturday, we invited our runners to dress up and we certainly weren't disappointed! Indeed, a number of our volunteers also looked the part, including our zombie tail runner (pictured later on) and some of our younger marshals. There were plenty of ghoulishly tasty sweet and savoury treats on offer after the run courtesy of some of our volunteers. We also had Sara from Sports Direct Tunbridge Wells join us and she was handing out discount vouchers for Sweatshop, who, as of 31st October are no longer a sponsor of parkrun - so this was a nice parting gift to our runners.
The weather on the day was dry and overcast although running conditions are beginning to become more challenging, with slippery surfaces and the mud testing your balance However, despite this it didn't stop you all from helping us to achieve our largest attendance of the year and our 2nd highest to date (179 at our inaugural remains the largest).
Run Director on the day, Joe Watts made a few announcements before the pre-run brief including confirmation that next Saturday our run will still be going ahead despite the fireworks which are taking place in the evening, which was met by a loud cheer! In fact, next week we will be hosting a special event with charity, Fields in Trust - full details of which can be found on the notice board on our website. Finally, we welcomed a couple of junior runners (Oskar Ugarow and Tallulah Brooks) to the parkrun 10 club as well as Kitt Baguley to the 50 club!
This week’s statistics:
Number of volunteers - 20
Number of runners - 165
parkrun tourists - 11
First timers - 21
Personal bests - 26
Unregistered runners / forgotten barcodes - 13
Thanks once again to this week's volunteer team:
Sofia BAGULEY, James BAGULEY, Gabriela BAGULEY, Alison BEARD, Jessica CARSWELL, Jake DOBSON, James EVANS, Louise FITZGERALD, Nick FITZGERALD, Kerry FRANCIS-WATTS, Judy GUEST, Simon JONES, Mia LULHAM, Gus MALONE, Liz ORR, Gloria RICHARDS, Conner SCOTT, Nathalie SCOTT, Noeline SIMS, Joseph WATTS
Please remember that parkrun could not take place without our team of volunteers, and new volunteers are always welcome. No experience necessary! Check our volunteer roster and get in touch if you can spare some time at a future event!
Current standing in the Women's annual points table:
Zena HASSELL 2218 pts.
Heather CROKER 1870 pts.
Erin MARKS 1858 pts.
Current standing in the Men's annual points table:
Chris MULLALEY 2004 pts.
Kelvin DESMOYERS-DAVIS 1712 pts.
Charles BOWLEY 1691 pts.
Please note that we are expecting a large turnout next week and along with the extra help from Fields in Trust and the Round Table setting up for the fireworks we expect the park will be very busy. Therefore, if you intend to drive to Dunorlan Park please leave plenty of time to allow for this - also consider either car sharing or parking in the Hall's Hole Road car park (just a 5 minute walk from the start/finish), which doesn't tend to fill up quite like the Pembury Road car park does.
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Full results of this week's event and a complete event history can be found on the Royal Tunbridge Wells parkrun results page.
This week's run report was written by RTW parkrun Event Director, Joe Watts. If you would like to write a future run report, please e-mail email@example.com