Smashed it!



Well after a very foggy start setting up the course, we briefed the volunteers and directed marshals to their posts - well we tried because we couldn't actually see the pylon or the tree line. However our 22 volunteers made the morning go as smoothly as we like.



There were 114 of you this week, still over half were first timers or visitors, some from Dulwich, Tamar Lakes and our neighbours Pomphrey Hill, We also had a large contingent from Sole Sisters running group. We hope to see you all again very soon.

There was certainly something in the air - literally,  as course conditions appeared to be perfect, the mud was gone, ground - firm but not too hard, the only thing holding it back was the wet dewy grass. However that didn't stop 36 of you recording pbs, the top 12 finishers all had a pb either a course pb or as a first timer.

The highlight of the day however was Ed Knudsen from Avon Valley Runners who smashed the course record with a time of 16:48. The funnel team were rather over excited when they could see it was going to be beat



The volunteer roster has lots of spaces free over the next few weeks so please do let us know if you can help out.


Until next time


Run Director

Somerdale Pavilion parkrun
Event number 18
30th March 2019

This week 114 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Tim CARR • Steven BURGE • Anne BURGE • Matt LANGDON • Alix COOK • Gary COULTART • Sharon COULTART • John COOK • Matthew WOOD • Joan GIBSON • Lynsey MILES • Chris MILES • Shelley OCALLAGHAN • Geoff MILES • Marcus NESBITT • Vanessa HAWKINS • Sylviane YOBA • Stuart HAYES • Kristi CARTER • Brodie GRIERSON • Jessica FOX-TAYLOR • Dawn HARRILL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Somerdale Pavilion parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Fiona BLACKMORE who recorded a time of 20:33 on 24th November 2018 (event number 2), and by Lucy RICHENS who also recorded a time of 20:33 on 16th February 2019 (event number 12).
The male record is held by Ed KNUDSEN who recorded a time of 16:48 on 30th March 2019 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 87.52% (26:18) on 23rd March 2019 (event number 17).

Somerdale Pavilion parkrun started on 17th November 2018. Since then 1,142 participants have completed 1,919 parkruns covering a total distance of 9,595 km, including 323 new Personal Bests. A total of 129 individuals have volunteered 326 times.