Hardly seems that long ago when we had our inaugural event and we’ve now got 10 in the bag already. This week 109 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers here, and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part and for 9 people it was their first ever parkrun. Gillian Parkin achieved her 100th parkrun milestone today too, many congratulations!
Great to see several of our regular volunteers getting a chance to run in the event today after spending several weeks of marshalling, scanning and timekeeping as we got the event up to speed. First time as Run Director for Stephen who performed admirably despite feeling somewhat under the weather. And also a special mention to Ian “Mac” Lachlan who is our local celebrity postman these days, fresh from completing the Marathon Des Sables (hear his account on Draycott Diaries) and who posted his first time here at Sharpham Road. Congratulations from us all on the parkrun team for your achievement, Mac. No sand to run through on a soggy Saturday in Somerset - but also no dysentery!
This event was brought to you by 16 volunteers:
Mike HORWOOD • Stephen KAY • Sara STOBART • Rachel CHIVERS • Elizabeth C LLOYD • Dan J LLOYD • Barley TURNER • Charlie STEELE • Martin KAY • Zoe HUMBER • Caroline CRADDOCK • David BRYANT • Gwyneth BARBER • Robert HOOPER • Joe SCOTT-HARTLEY • Jen HARLEY
If you can help out with volunteering any week, please get in touch, sometimes we struggle for numbers, especially likely during the winter months when people are laid up with colds and flu, or are self-isolating. All offers of help gratefully received!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sharpham Road Playing Fields parkrun Results Page.
The female record is still held by Amber GASCOIGNE who recorded a time of 18:43 on 4th September 2021 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Adam Tango HOLLAND who recorded a time of 16:21 on 2nd October 2021 (event number 5).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nicky YEATES who recorded 88.95% (22:47) on 9th October 2021 (event number 6).
Sharpham Road Playing Fields parkrun started on 4th September 2021. Since then 730 participants have completed 1,075 parkruns covering a total distance of 5,375 km, including 174 new Personal Bests. A total of 68 individuals have volunteered 200 times.