A slightly cooler morning greeted our volunteers and runners on Saturday. The Core Team and pre event set up volunteers were busy first thing setting up an extended double funnel, which seemed to work really well.
How does it work? When one funnel lane is full the gatekeeper closes the gate and opens the other funnel lane . In order to keep your well earned position, the first person switching lanes gets a number. These are given out in numerical order and the funnel lanes are then emptied in that order.
If you get a number, keep hold of it and as you approach the token team, hold it up high so they can see it, this signals when the 2nd gatekeeper needs to switch the gates.
Other golden rules of the funnel are, stay in the order you finished. This is because you are timed as you cross the finish line and the token you are then given at the end of the funnel corresponds with that time. If you cross the finish line, stay in the funnel even if you don't have your barcode. If you leave the funnel without taking a token, the time of everyone behind you will be out and it causes issues for the volunteer Results Processor.
If you don't have your barcode, and do cross the finish line, stay in the funnel and just hand your token to the scanners at the end. Remember, no barcode means no result. However, if you make a note of your number, you can still see aproximately what time you registered when the results come out (you will be an unknown runner, we can't change that).
Thank you Mike Powell for this weeks fab photos:
Goodbye and thank you to Lesley Hayes who posted a lovely message on our Facebook page:
My last volunteering role as a Marshall at Park run this morning, due to me flying back to Australia next week. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome and have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this amazing experience, both here on a Saturday and at junior park run on a Sunday. Needless to say I will be volunteering at parkrun near where I live in Perth. Thanks everyone and here’s too the next time.
Next week Shrewsbury Triathlon Club will be taking over most of the volunteer roles - a big thank you to them.
Event number 293
11th January 2020
This week 685 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 79 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 44 volunteers:
Paul BOWES • Mary BRADDOCK • Susan J BOWES • Adrian COOPER • Shane MOORE • John SHORT • Riccardo PENSA • Clifford WEBB • Adam STOCKWELL • Sam ROWLANDS • Rick GARCIA • Simon MEREDITH • Chris CLARKE • Mark PEREZ • Emma FEELY • Jennie HESKETH • Ben BANKS • Wendy TAYLOR • Rick ROBSON • Aiden PUGH • Rhian OXENHAM • Bob TURNER • Joanna ROWSELL • Liz LEFROY • Alfred DEAN • Sharon GARCIA • Moyna RICHEY • Mark GRICE • Stephanie SHIRRA • Helen DAVIES • Charlotte DAVIES • Lynn MCINTYRE • Amber HARVEY • Angie CATHROW • Gareth EDWARDS • Emelia BOSS • Jim TODMAN • Kate CUNNINGHAM • Cameron BEDDOWS • Ella STUBBS • David FINDLAY • Lesley HAYES • Freddy WELLS • Mike POWELL
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Shrewsbury parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Clara EVANS who recorded a time of 17:19 on 24th November 2018 (event number 239).
The male record is held by Andrew DAVIES who recorded a time of 15:16 on 22nd December 2018 (event number 243).
The Age Grade course record is held by Vivian MCCONNELL who recorded 97.25% (19:24) on 31st October 2015 (event number 100).
Shrewsbury parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 14,835 participants have completed 116,062 parkruns covering a total distance of 580,310 km, including 19,715 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,250 individuals have volunteered 9,845 times.