Rutland Water parkrun – Event number 144 – 29th September 2018

This week we saw 272 of you run, jog and walk our course, along with a number of your four legged friends. A huge welcome to the 21 new parkrunners who came along to take part in parkrun for the first time ever, we hope to see you regularly from now on! Congratulations to the 69 participants who achieved Personal Bests this week!

We had a visit from the Stamford Striders runclub too, in a sea of blue and yellow, many of whom regularly volunteer at Rutland Water parkrun (thank you!)


Both Darren SARGEANT and Geoff JONES achieved their 50 milestone, well done both!! Claim your free T-Shirt when you can!


One of our parkrunners completed the course, then went back to encourage his Mum across the finish line, this was lovely to see!

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Do not miss our 3rd BIRTHDAY EVENT on 27th October!!! We will be 3 years old!




The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Sonia KENDAL • Jessica HAND • Michael (Mike) CONNOR • Paul DAVIDSON • Cheryl ALLIBONE • John GILLIGAN • Clare MORLEY • Susan D FISHER • Debbi ROACH • Emma HERD • Lawrence FRANCIS • Grace DORE • Eleanor BLAND • Liliane COOGAN • Gary KIRK • Charlie NOBLE • Sam JEFFRIES • Andrew KENDAL • Lena MILNER • Laina DUPONT • Lexie MORLEY • Rick BARROW • Elizabeth MEYNELL • Philippa BALL • Joseph MARTIN • Bex KEY • Dylan YOUNGS • Sarah BABBS • Joe MARTIN • Frankie MORLEY

We always need volunteers to make parkrun happen each week, please look at our roster to see the gaps that need filling over the next 6 weeks at No training or special skills are required, please do get in touch on email at if you are interested in helping us in the future – WE NEED YOU!




Male placings are as follows:

Mark POPPLE came in first this week in a time of 16:56, closely followed by Jonathan TAYLOR in a time of 18:14. Cameron HARRIS was third over the line in 18:16

Female placings are as follows:
Madeline FRANCIS was our first female across the finish line in 31st position overall, achieving a PB of 21:38. Lucy OWEN was second over the line in 21:41, 32nd position overall. Sarah SHARP was third (37th overall) over the line in 21:58
The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Martin OWEN (VM55-59) – 81.92% for the time 19:05 (9th overall)

Jim GRANT (VM60-64) – 80.98% for the time 20:09 (15th overall).

Stuart HILL (VM40-44) – 80.95% for the time 18:59 (8th overall)


Rutland Water parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 6,602 participants have completed 27,381 parkruns covering a total distance of 136,905 km, including 5,455 new Personal Bests

Emma Herd (Run Director on the day)