I am not sure we thank our Event Directors enough. Jon and Andrew are amazing! On Thursday night, whilst running with Andrew, he shared with me his detailed plans to alter our parkrun course given the scaffolding issue around the College; he is so dedicated to making the event work safely for all. Jon messaged me to say that he felt I have not had a chance to run at Soham for some time, and he offered to take the Run Director role from me for the week. Both these gents care about your experience, and taking care of their core Run Director group and all volunteers: we should appreciate them both.
The numbers were up from last week, and it was lovely to see some new faces. Do come back, and do tell your friends and family!
Lauren explained the route adaption clearly at the the first timers' brief, and this was reiterated clearly via Jon's Run Director brief.
The amazing John McGivern captured some great shots of you today: thank you so much, John!
14 personal bests were achieved at Soham this morning, I am proud that I was one of them (for our course)! No idea where it came from, but sometimes it just happens that way!
A special mention this week to all newcomers to Soham! Come back soon. It goes without saying that we need to big up our volunteers: it can't happen without them!
If you would please consider volunteering one Saturday in a while it would be very much appreciated. We have roles to fill for the next few Saturdays. Please take a look and email firstname.lastname@example.org
This week 72 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:
Lauren THOMAS • Clare KINGSLEY • Andrew SCARLETT • Gwen GRAVES • Barry GRAVES • Hilary SCARLETT • Jonathan PRICE • Justin SMITH • Ewan TAYLOR • John MCGIVERN • Peter FORD • Ryan FORWOOD • David WARREN • Tom CADMORE • Lucy SCRUTON • Alexandra HUNT • John BURBRIDGE • Bev LORKING • Terry METCALFE • Janet METCALFE • Maxine THORNHILL • Emily WALLIS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Soham Village College parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by James SMITH who recorded a time of 17:01 on 28th August 2021 (event number 23).
The female record is held by Bethan EVERSON who recorded a time of 19:03 on 28th August 2021 (event number 23).
The Age Grade course record is held by Edward BEAVIS-LONSDALE who recorded 83.51% (23:45) on 11th January 2020 (event number 8).
Soham Village College parkrun started on 23rd November 2019. Since then 1,395 participants have completed 3,676 parkruns covering a total distance of 18,380 km, including 884 new Personal Bests. A total of 130 individuals have volunteered 726 times.