Today our local parkrun returned, and not without a lot of work, thought, discussion and the following of national guidance. It was simply amazing to see people today, and the fact that everyone respected the requests of the Sports Centre (wearing a face covering inside the building), and turned up with their own drinks is very much appreciated.
The course was inspected early this morning, and other than an awkwardly placed skip, which we managed to work around, all was good to go. The round of applause as the Run Director's brief started was no doubt about a few things: appreciation of the volunteers; the return of parkrun; people seeing each other at a cherished event; and a feeling that it all felt a bit 'normal'. It was an emotional moment.
The choice of music was superb as usual, as was the performance of all who took part. A big thank you to all concerned. See you next week!
Please remember, we need volunteers each week for your parkrun to work.
This week 82 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Charlotte SYGMUTA • Cara MACFARLANE • Darren WARD • Robert POPE • Andrew SCARLETT • Sam RUSSELL • Gwen GRAVES • Barry GRAVES • Hilary SCARLETT • Jonathan PRICE • Bethan EVERSON • Elethia LORKING • Shaun RHODES • Justin SMITH • Ewan TAYLOR • Simon SMEETON • Heather ALDHOUSE • Jonathan WHYTOCK • Ben ALDHOUSE • Lucy SCRUTON • Jordan AVER • Bev LORKING • Terry METCALFE • Janet METCALFE
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 BINGHAM who recorded a time of 17:32 on 21st December 2019 (event number 5).
The female record is held by Bethan EVERSON who recorded a time of 19:04 on 24th July 2021 (event number 18).
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 1,152 participants have completed 2,654 parkruns covering a total distance of 13,270 km, including 628 new Personal Bests. A total of 110 individuals have volunteered 437 times.