Run Report Number 91 – 26th August – Naked!

This week was our NAKED parkrun event whereby participants were encouraged to complete the course without their watches!
263 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 67 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

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A round of applause was given to Andrew KENDAL for achieving his 50th parkrun, well done Andy!

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The EGGLETON family visited us from Boston, in fact Richard EGGLETON completed his 91st parkrun at Rutland Water’s 91st parkrun!! They regularly take part with many members of their family (sometimes up to 9 of the family run). Today there was Richard (Dad), Sarah-Jane (Mum), and their son and daughter Matthew and Abigail. Between them, they have completed 453 parkruns!! The family are now on a mission to complete at least one parkrun for every letter of the alphabet, they are now able to tick off the letter R! A good excuse for a holiday to Cape Town when they come to complete the only parkrun beginning with Z (Zandvlei parkrun)!
Charlie WAGSTAFF, aged 13 years old finished first in his age range (6th Overall) in 18:22 whilst also achieving a PB, well done Charlie!!
Male placings include:
Damian CARR (SM30-34) of Coventry Godiva Harriers, was first over the line in 16:45 - first appearance.
Mark POPPLE (SM25-29) of Stamford Striders, was second over the line in 17:51.
Mike Chapman (VM35-39) of Nene Valley Harriers, was third over the line in 17:59 – first appearance.
Female placings include:
Philippa TAYLOR (VW50-54) of Nene Valley Harriers, was first (9th overall) over the line in 18:39.
Sarah CONWAY (SW30-34) of Birchfield Harriers, was second (13th overall) over the line in 19:35 – first appearance
Geraldine LARHAM (VW45-49) of Vegan Runners, was third (23rd overall) over the line in 21:12.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Philippa TAYLOR (VW50-54) – 89.90% for the time 18:39 (9th overall).
Mikki COATES (VW60-64) – 83.20% for the time 23:19 (49th overall).
Andrew JEYES (VM65-69) – 81.72% for the time 21:20 (27th overall).

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The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:-

Aaron HUNT • Brenda DALLAMORE • Charlie MICKLEBURGH • Charlie NOBLE • Clive MASON • Eleanor MICKLEBURGH • Emma HERD • Graham WINSTONE • Hannah WHEATLEY • Helen MAITLAND • Helena CLARK • Joanna CADMAN • Julia MORRIS WEBSTER • Manjinder JAGDEV • Marian CONNOR • Mark JOHNSTONE • Mel JARRETT • Michael COSTELLOE • Paul MICKLEBURGH • Peter RAMSEY • Simon WHEATLEY

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A very special thank you to our first time volunteers, and to all those who keep coming back to volunteer again, we cannot do parkrun without you.
If you’d like to volunteer or shadow any of the roles, do post on our Rutland Water parkrun community page or join our volunteers page. You can also email us at rutlandwaterhelpers@parkrun.com
Rutland Water parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 4,006 participants have completed 13,968 parkruns covering a total distance of 69,840 km, including 3,028 new Personal Bests.

Junior parkrun at Rutland Water
We have the funding and one co-event director for the Junior event. If you are interested in the other co-event director role, we’d love you to contact our gorgeous ambassador, Gordon Pearson, at: gordon.pearson@parkrun.com

Emma Herd (Run Director on the day)