Event #154 Run Report

Stevenage parkrun
Event number 154
18th May 2019

It appeared from the grey sky and dark clouds that it was likely to rain. Thankfully it did not, and the cool dry weather provided ideal conditions for the run.

Of the 378 people who ran, jogged and walked the 5k course, 38 were first timers and 77 recorded new Personal Bests. There were representatives from 26 different clubs, a clear indication of the growing popularity of Stevenage parkrun.

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First timers being briefed by Tony Ranfield

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parkrun Director Gordon Cowan briefing parkrunners

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parkrunners eagerly awaiting the countdown

Congratulations to the four new members of the milestone 50 club: Jonathan Jones, Paul Jennings, Colin Jennings and Sarah Frith, and to Kate Gill who completed Junior Parkrun #10.

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Happy smiles before run #50

Thanks to the twenty-seven volunteers who generously supported the event: Elizabeth ABELHO, Heather ALCOCK, Vicky BERRY, Karen BROOM, Joe COLGAN, Gordon COWAN, Alan FORD, Helen HARRIS, Nicola HATHERLY, Shane HOPPER, Rose JENNINGS, Elizabeth JORDAN, John KENNEDY, Ruth KENNEDY, Oliver KENNEDY, Angus KINDLEY, Gillian MCFARLANE, Susan MILLWARD, Tony RANDFIELD, Charlotte SMITH, Josh SQUIRES, Maria SWIFT, Chrissie THOMAS, Dzenana TOPIC, Marleen VAN ZWIETEN, Steve WELLS, Doug WILSON.

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Run director briefing volunteers

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It's never to early to volunteer!

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Volunteer Run director one week, volunteer marshall the next!

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Scanners ready for action.........

If you wish to volunteer please contact the team by email at stevenagehelpers@parkrun.com or speak to a member of the volunteer team.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Stevenage parkrun Results Page.
The first three men across the line this week were N MONROIG (17:24), Richard PASSEY (18:18) Hitchin Running Club and Thomas CLOHESSY (18:20). The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:07 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 15).

The first three women across the line were: Holly HODGSKINSON (21:56), Lily HODGSKINSON (22:52) both from Bedford & County AC and Amélie HOBBS (23:41) Stevenage & North Herts. The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:39 on 17th November 2018 (event number 127).

Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 6,682 participants have completed 41,144 parkruns covering a total distance of 205,720 km, including 8,559 new Personal Bests. A total of 442 individuals have volunteered 3,042 times.

On Saturday 25th May Stevenage parkrun will be celebrating its third birthday. Let's make this a truly memorable occasion. Celebrate in style with fancy dress and invite family and friends to come and join in the fun.

Next week's Run Director will be Chloe Marshall.

See you there!