Rutland Water parkrun Event number 259 14th May 2022

Once again it was a beautiful morning for a parkrun here at Rutland Water, and 259 runners, joggers and walkers took part in our 259th event of whom 52 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.


The tourist who travelled the furthest was Ian Wilson whose local parkrun is Kawana in Queensland Australia where he is Run Director. He ran and enjoyed chatting with regular participants and volunteers.

Not only was the weather perfect for the event, it was also perfect for the midges! These made it uncomfortable for some participants, but despite being covered in them as you can see from his photo it didn't stop Nick Greenwood from achieving a PB (19:02) or first finisher Michael Kallenberg. He completed the course in an impressive 15:23.


Also taking part were a team from Public Health within Leicestershire County Council who were raising money for UNICEF.