Following last weekend’s cancelled parkrun, I was on tenterhooks on whether the weather would behave itself for Saturday’s parkrun. Thursday’s deluge of rain really didn’t look good, but with Friday’s fairly dry day and evening, Saturday’s parkrun was looking promising.
We still wanted to go ahead and have our 4th birthday celebrations – after all we had the goody bags, and the cakes donated by Jo Fox, Co-op Pioneer Member, what’s more Saturday was International Women’s Day #IWD so why not do a double bubble celebration.
Saturday turned out to be a lovely Sunny morning, the route was set out, it was still muddy in places and the biggest obstacle was the frozen bog!
Cakes were eaten and goody bags given out….but we were also celebrating International Women's Day, and we have crunched the numbers.
Out of the 152 participants, 68 were women, there were 9 unknowns, and 75 men, we had 15 PBs 6 women and 9 men, there were 19 first-timers including tourists, 11 of whom were women and 8 men. Lots of you also took advantage of the #IWD selfie frame – what fabulous photos.
We must not forget our fabulous 18 volunteers on the day; 11 were women and 7 male, without them each and every week we wouldn’t have parkrun. So thank you all!
We should celebrate all our participants who ran, walked and jogged parkrun, 152 of you, with 19 first timers, and 15 PBs. Marc reached his 150th parkrun too. We had tourists from Dover and Dartford.
Photos will be uploaded to the album in the next few days.....
Sittingbourne parkrun Event number 207 7th March 2020
This week 152 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Yvonne CRAWFORD • Gina WOODFINE • Tom PASSEY • Rynn KEMP • Susan PHELPS • Jamie HARRIS • Sarah STRACHAN • Sonia DIDDAMS • Alison KEMP • Lesley BULLETT • Bernard DIDDAMS • Isaac KING • Lesly CONROY • Amanda CRAWFORD • Kerstin CRESSWELL • Lizzie LOWREY • Jason CROUCH • Charles AGWU
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sittingbourne parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Lilly COWARD who recorded a time of 18:09 on 14th July 2018 (event number 123).
The male record is held by James ALLCHIN who recorded a time of 15:52 on 22nd September 2018 (event number 133).
The Age Grade course record is held by Graeme SAKER who recorded 86.43% (17:56) on 11th November 2017 (event number 89).
Sittingbourne parkrun started on 27th February 2016. Since then 5,291 participants have completed 35,768 parkruns covering a total distance of 178,840 km, including 7,469 new Personal Bests. A total of 636 individuals have volunteered 4,618 times.