parkrun164 run report

Stevenage parkrun
Event number 164
27th July 2019
This week 273 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

As you all know parkrun continues to thrive partly due to the core team of volunteers but also due to the community banding together and volunteering regularly to help keep our weekly events going strong. Its weekend’s like this that show cases how strong our volunteer base is and I thank you all very much for helping out in such poor conditions.

The event was made possible by 23 hardy stalwart volunteers:

Verity FISHER • Daniel SUTTON • Elizabeth ABELHO • Ken JUDE • Simon James FISHER • Karen PALMER • Susan D FISHER • Gordon COWAN • Jenny GARRETT • Mark HILLIER • Ruth KENNEDY • Joe COLGAN • Shane HOPPER • Doug WILSON • Karen THOMAS • David THOMAS • Ben SALTMARSH • Alan FORD • Dzenana TOPIC • April LACEY • Tamara CLELFORD • Mark HOWSEN • Kelly SMIRK

Joe Colgan has now helped to setup Stevenage parkrun 100 times and has also ran 100 parkruns, and its Joe and Alan Ford who our fast visitors can thank for not going the wrong way, gents we salute you.

Joe recalls 2 years previous at work getting a health check where he explains his lung capacity was calculated as 4 years older than his age, a recent repeat of his works health check now calculates Joe lungs as being 2 years younger than his age. We hope parkrun has had a hand in this, but certain Joe looks much the better for it and we hope he continues.

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 7,166 participants have completed 44,672 parkruns covering a total distance of 223,360 km, including 9,144 new Personal Bests. A total of 465 individuals have volunteered 3,254 times.