Event #150: The Calm After the Storm

The trail run around Rushmere Country Park this morning was thankfully dry, but unsurprisingly the route had suffered a little from Storm Bronagh’s visit over the last few days.  152 people ran, jogged and walked the course, including 7 runners new to parkrun today and tourists visiting from Belfast, Melton Mowbray, a good number from London (Wanstead Flats parkrun), Hatfield, Aylesbury and Luton.   It was lovely to meet all the tourists, especially baby Hughes who slept blissfully around the course as Mum walked with her in a baby carrier! Despite the challenging conditions, 31 people recorded new Personal Bests – congratulations to them and everyone taking part today.

First male finisher today was visitor Matt Sutton – sadly he appears as ‘Unknown’ in our results as he lost his barcode around the course, and so couldn’t record a time.  But trust me, he was quick!  Not far behind was Simon Coombes in 20.40 and then another unknown runner in third place.

First lady was Laura Brine in 22.24, then Verity Allsopp in 23.53, and third lady Julie Sugars finished in 24.26.

Today's full results can be found on the Rushmere parkrun Results Page.

A special mention goes to our volunteers today – many of them turned out very early this morning in order to help me clear the course of debris, including branches, a tree trunk and a minefield of conkers!  Without them, the run simply couldn’t have taken place.  Enormous thanks go to:
Michael SHARMAN • Mark MCLOUGHLIN • Andy ROBERTS • Elena BROOKS • Andrew HEALE • Keith PHILLIPS • Chris WARBY • Greg BLACK • Andy STRATFORD • Darren SMITH • Holly HATT-LIPSCOMB

Fiona Weekes

Run Director