Here’s a run report from one of our participants.
The course and the weather were just perfect for a parkrun Saturday.
Summary: 222 walked, jogged or ran today. A big welcome to the 16 individuals who ran their very first parkrun. There were a total of 122 participants experiencing Sutcliffe park parkrun for the first time. Hopefully many will visit again soon.
There were only 6 without a barcode (either forgotten or just not registered).
There were 45 personal bests from the 100 who had previously recorded times. Well done to those. Notable performances included four age category records (more details below). One runner reached the milestone of 100 runs (see below).
For the Record: Age records were set by Liz Carter (W70-74); Teresa Murphy (W40-44); Keith Dungate (M70-74) and Kemual Solomon (M60-64) with a great effort at 19:25.
The 2 highest age graded scores: Elaine Galloway with 83.11% and Judith Schmid with 83%.
The first lady home was Teresa Murphy improving her previous time by 5 seconds to 19:36. The first male was Tom Heslop in 17:20.
The “100 event” milestone was reached by Robert Devaney.
The Volunteers: I am very aware like most parkrunners that the event could not take place without the volunteers. There were 16 volunteers today with a variety of roles from setting up the course; delivering the run brief; marshalling; time keeping; tokens given; scanning bar codes etc.
Hats off to all the volunteers. The volunteer list is posted on this page and you can emailed them with your availability on firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of today’s participants:
Well away from the front runners I had a chance to have a chat to fellow parkrunners.
On the early part of the run I was joined by Kevan Wilkinson (not seen for a few years). Kevan is currently undergoing chemo so I do wish him all the best. He informed me that his wife Lizzie is running a marathon that morning with the middle part of it being the Sutcliffe parkrun. Kevan and Lizzie are great supporters of parkrun with 939 runs between them and almost 300 volunteer roles between them.
My visit was part of my club (Zero to Heroes from Bromley) occasional away day. We were able to celebrate Liz Carter obtaining an age group record by 2 minutes and Terri Baker’s 150th parkrun. I ran for a while with Maria Read (on her way to a pb at Sutliffe) who enquired about our running group and may well join us on a Wednesday morning.
There were 8 Danson Runners (prominent in their bright orange). I chatted to Marie Ralley and Laura Holland as we tried to encourage each other to a better time. In the Cafe, another Danson Runner, Katie Smith was delighted to have broken the 25 minute barrier for the first time (35 parkruns) and Elina Marila also managed her fastest of 57 parkruns.
Once again thanks to the volunteers at Sutliffe park for providing a safe enjoyable Saturday morning parkrun.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sutcliffe parkrun results page https://www.parkrun.org.uk/sutliffe/results/latestresults/