Things may be quieter in the parkrun community this week but 402 of you made merry lapping the pond. Welcome to 45 newcomers. This is only the fifth time we have cracked 400 and it is the highest total for what I might call a non New-Year’s-Resolution run.
Spare a thought, and a whopping thank you, for our wonderful volunteers having to manage a field of that size. They were, in strict, first-name (friendly lot, are we not?) alphabetical order:
Amanda Jane DERRICK • Andrew VAN HEININGEN • Andy NORMILE • Ben SCOTT • Bernadette NEWBY • Catherine LEAHY • Christina SMITH • Errol MAGINLEY • Helen Janet HAWTHORNE • James LEAHY • Judy WILLITS • Ken JUDE • Liz ANDERSON • Mark Anthony TRAVERS • Martin MEDFORTH • Matthew HUNT • Max BARTHOLOMEW • Nicola DALE • Noran MCGOVERN • Olusola AKINOLA • Phyllida JONES • Richard SVED • Richard TOWNSEND • Susan PEARSON MCDONALD
Shiny new Badges for Michael Horsnell 50 and Sebastian Rowe 100, well run chaps!
Rachel FELTON (second overall) in 17:02 which was graded 88.06%. Rachel always leads our women, and almost all our men, home when she runs here, five times overall. Only Hannah Walker has run St Albans faster when she ran 15:55 which is a world’s best Female parkrun Time. Nobody is too fast or too slow for parkrun.
Wendy WALSH in 20:11 who has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.
Tamsyn CLARK in 20:33.
Matt HANN in 16:35
Neil HUME in 17:10 (graded 80.10%)
Matt HAMILTON in 17:35.
And another fine graded performances from
Colin SINGLETON (VM60-64) 84.21%
The following Unknown runners completed the course.
Unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown (okay Edric: point made…Ed) …remember to bring your bar code and see your name in print.
PBs for millions, well 88:
Heidi COLLOCOTT Edward John BURNELL James JENKINSON Kate SCHLESINGER Wendy BREWSTER
Mark CLEGG Ava Rose LIMB Neil HUME Philip LEACH Gemma CARDY Justine BEAL Simon Andy DUCKWORTH Chris BARR Liz BLOOM Scott THOROGOOD Ross GEARY Simon GEARY Katy WHITEHEAD Gavin WILSON Mark JOHNSON Paul Leslie Lawrence CHEEK Jez RENNICK Simeon PAUL Freddie LAYCOCK Dave SMITH Scott BARNES Hannah TROTMAN Sandra LYNCH Austin WHITEHEAD Kamla JASSAL Michael BARBOSA Daniel RIDGEWELL Soong-Kong AU-YEONG James GIFFEN Julie Kay STEARS Gareth BEAVIS Emma HOWELLS Julie BARR Hollie WYNN Miranda DODD Josephine KELWAY Simon OWENS Brendan WHITWORTH Gill WILLIAMS Danielle GLASSEY Peter JONES Heather DUNLEA David PRINCE Alison HOLDER Emma JONES Joel ONYEMS Florence GREGORY Sarah FLANAGAN Romaine Sheila BYERS Esmee GALLAGHER Amy DILKS Paul BARRON Martin CRISP Tom FOTHERBY Tony LILLICO Alex GRIFFITHS Emma COOK Tim ALLIS Will GILKES Richard HAYES Ian SOUTHERLAND Jim HOPKINS Teyah GOLDIE Dave SKYRME Chris GREEN Katherine BEANEY Alison MASSEY Richard BAILEY John TAIT Sanjay GUPTA Nigel ASTON Matthew BEANEY Su-Ann YONG Nicole BLOM Victoria COOK Emma WILLIAMS Tim JAMES Gareth TUCKER
It will get harder next time but you can do it. The chance to challenge yourself in a safe and friendly environment is one of parkrun’s many strengths.
Finally this week the spotlight falls on the three Septuagenarians who ran today.
David Redcastle, a first-timer,
Marie Savage, who started last year,
and Keith Cliverd who is a member of the 50 club.
It is never too late to start, and once you start you may as well go on.
Edric Williams A732