It was a reasonable 10 degrees this morning as we left home. The forecast storm Dennis was due to arrive later in the day but for now it looked a good morning for parkrun. We arrived at Sandall park along with the other 217 runners, walkers and joggers to find a good turnout of volunteers adorned in their fab tabards.
Following a pre run brief from Race Director Mark we were soon heading over towards the start. It was going to be the revised route this morning with 4 and a half laps to complete the 5k distance. All I will say is everyone who completed it this morning did very well. As I think, the only one daft enough to be pushing a buggy this morning I am expecting aching shoulders tomorrow.
This weeks volunteers. Thank you - John ASHTON, Mandy ASHTON, Jennifer BARBER, Diana BARRACLOUGH, Edgar BARRACLOUGH, Stephen BARRIE, Matthew BELL, Sharon BURGIN, John DAWSON, Ruby EMMERSON, Geraint EVANS, Fiona GLEADELL, Dawn GOODINGS, David HAYDEN, Karen HAYDEN, Mark HUDSON, Shane MAUGHAN, Gillian MCCALLUM, Dawn MCMORRAN, Helen PHILLIPS, Jodi SAVAGE, Will SPECK, Christina TEMPERTON-SLEMON & Paul RHODES.
A special thank-you to little DAISY who was cheering everyone on from the corner by the play park as you came back onto the tarmac.
Remember – YOU can also volunteer to make this event happen in future weeks. PLEASE follow the link on the home page & make a difference.
So, to today’s parkrun stats…..
Milestones – it has to be said that the following are all something of Sandall Park regulars.
Reaching 10 parkruns today and gaining her white “10” shirt was Grace FISHER, following in the footsteps of brother Jake who gained his last week and Joshua BROWN who did his 12th parkrun today.
Completing their 50th parkrun today were Richard CRIDGE and Sandall Park's very own Diane BARRACLOUGH who does an incredible job as Volunteer Co-ordinator. (and pictured below!)
The 100 club got a new member this morning in Noel TUPLING.
Finally Brian JONES deserves a mention as he clocked up his 200th run here at Sandall Park.
Todaythere were 219 finishers including 12 first timers to the course. Amongst those were 6 who chose this as their first ever parkrun. A Doncaster welcome to parkrun.Hope it is one you will remember.
An incredible 12 people recorded new Personal Bests. Congratulations one & all.
The finisher with the highest age grade score today was John WILKINSON, in 6th place and 73.59%
Jack PELL (JM15-17) of Doncaser AC was first over the line in 19:22
Joseph WADE (SM30-34) of Dark Peak Fell Runners Club was second over the line with a time of 19:41
Christopher MORAN (VM40-44) was third with a time of 19:52
Megghan WINSTANLEY (SW30-34) was the first lady over the line in a time of 24:58
Grace BLAIR (JW11-14) was second in a time of 26:13
Claire SNOWDEN-BIRD (VW35-39) was third in 26:17
Doncaster Sandall Park parkrun started on 28th September 2013, and since then 7,926 different runners have completed 58,668 runs covering a total distance of 293,340 km, and there have been 10716 Personal Bests.
Female record holder: Phillipa WILLIAMS - 17:30 - Event 312 (14/09/19)
Male record holder: Bertie HOUGHTON - 16:09 - Event 291 (20/04/19)
Age graded record holder: Kevin NEWMAN - 88.44 % - 18:27 - Event 300 (22/06/19)
This week there were TWO UNKNOWN finishers – If you didn’t hand your token in please let one of the organisors have it back before next weeks event. Remember parkrun is free & open to everyone. All you have to do is register yourself with parkrun once & once only & then DFYB…….
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sandall Park parkrun website
Thanks for having us.