May 11th 2019 was our first pacing parkrun in 10 months and what a success it turned out to be. 6 pacers running various different times between 35 and 20 minutes managed to raise the number of personal bests to a high of 90 out of the 353 park runners!
In fact out of the top 12 finishers there were 8 PB's alone!! A very quick rain shower just after the runners set off didn't dampen the desire to achieve new heights.
Jonathon Jones was running his 50th parkrun and was easily identifiable by the 50 cape draped over his shoulders as he ran.
Ian Kimpton was first gent over the finish line in 15-59, Johnathon Parr second in 17-07, a PB, with Charlie Grayson third in 17-33, another PB.
Gail Mackie was first lady in 20-36, another PB-er, Alexandra Louise Watson-Usher was second in 22-02 and Karen Meadows third in 22-38, yes another PB-er.
My thanks to all the volunteers who made the event possible and if you fancy giving it a try please do we would love to have you.
This week 353 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 90 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:
Vicky BERRY • James MCSWEENEY • Angus KINDLEY • Tim ROBINSON • Thomas SAUKA • Peter MONK • Steve WELLS • Chris LEIGH • Russ ANDREWS • Lottie BUTLER-HENDERSON • Ruth KENNEDY • Danny SCANLON • Rose JENNINGS • Nick GILL • Hayley STENNING • Tony RANDFIELD • Joe COLGAN • David SCOTT • Stephen SMITHSON • Nathan HADFIELD • Josh SQUIRES • John KEMP • Hedley HADFIELD • Peter ROBERTS • Victoria HADFIELD • Ally BROWN • Alan FORD • Nick KLEANTHOUS • John KENNEDY • Ian MCCLEMENTS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Stevenage parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:07 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 15).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:39 on 17th November 2018 (event number 127).
The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 92.85% (22:51) on 10th November 2018 (event number 126).
Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 6,644 participants have completed 40,766 parkruns covering a total distance of 203,830 km, including 8,482 new Personal Bests. A total of 437 individuals have volunteered 3,015 times.