Event number 198

Event number 198
7th March 2020

On 7th March, Stevenage parkrun joined parkruns around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), which falls on Sunday 8th March.

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Advert for ThisGirlCan on #IWDparkrun

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parkrunners celebrating #IWDparkrun

Run Director, Chloe Marshall, in her Briefing mentioned that the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign, in conjunction with parkrun, was supporting IWD by encouraging women to fill volunteer roles, where possible, and also encouraging parkrun regulars to bring along a female friend, colleague or family member.

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Run Director welcomes parkrunners and gives the pre-run Briefing on IWD

Judging by the number of women and girls in attendance today, they appear to have responded to the call.

This week 501 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 95 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

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Milestone #50 and #100 capes worn with pride

Congratulations to Jim Brown, Dave Bryan, Sarah Clemerson and Larry Urbanowski who completed milestones run#50 and can now claim the coveted Red t-shirt 50, and to Matt Ringer and Thomas Sauka who completed milestone run 100 and can claim the coveted Black T-shirt 100.

As always, it’s the dedicated volunteers who make parkrun possible. Today the ‘Shout Out’ and Thanks go to the following team of 22 volunteers: Alan FORD • Angus KINDLEY • Anya BLAXLAND • Beverley ATKINS • Callie CHAPMAN • Chloe MARSHALL • David IRWIN • Doug WILSON • Eileen CROWE • Elizabeth JORDAN • Esperanza CASTRO • Hannah BUTLER • James MARSHALL • Jan FRY • Ken MARSHALL • Layla HAASE • Linda HOWELL • Marleen VAN ZWIETEN • Max RINGER • Nicola ANDERSSON • Paula SPARKS • Tony RANDFIELD.

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Volunteers - High-viz heroes

Volunteering is a fantastic way to give back to this great community event, meet fellow parkrunners and gain new skills. The volunteer team will be delighted to hear from you via email or speak to them after your run on a Saturday morning.

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

The first 3 males across the line today were: Jonathan Parr (PB - 16:42), Richard Passey (18:15) and Matthew RONAYNE (PB - 18:37). 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 females across the line today were: Alexandra Louise WATSON-USHER (21:42), Charlotte SMITH (22:48) and Jade WYATT (23:36). 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 8,620 participants have completed 58,165 parkruns covering a total distance of 290,825 km, including 11,282 new Personal Bests. A total of 556 individuals have volunteered 3,994 times.

You can keep abreast of parkrun news via the excellent freeweeklytimed podcast.

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