Old Father Time(keepers)

Interestingly this week our two timekeepers (who did a splendid job of course), MELVYM BURTON and TIM SEDDON discovered that between them they had clocked up a massive 753 parkruns!

Only 1 milestone to report this week, with JUDITH HUNT achieving her 50th run, however there were 17 first time visitors to our parkrun this week and 19 personal bests to report. Special mention to a couple of regulars. ANDY DARBY ended a 3 year wait for a best time, fresh from his first marathon last week. Clearly the training has paid dividends. Also, STEVEN FOSTER knocked a cool 41 seconds off his best time after a 15 month wait. Finally, LISA HESSEY continued on her roll with a sixth successive pb and a 29 second improvement.

First home today was DARYL HIBBERD, his 10th top finish at Temple Newsam, followed by SHANE GRACE and STEVE FOWLER with a new pb.

First lady home was JANE DALE on her first attempt, with ALISON HUNTER second with a personal best, followed by another first timer JEN DANKS.

Also, a special mention to BRIAN HUTTON who recorded a very impressive age-grade score of >82%, coming home in 21:28 in the 70-74 age category.

Nice to see a lot of parkrunners and volunteers cheering on the Mo Runners adjacent, particularly the first batch of juniors.

A further shout out for volunteers please so it doesn’t have to be the same dedicated body of folk that keep stepping in. I recently came across an enthusiastic parkrunner at another event who had done over 200 runs without ever volunteering. Frankly I was horrified. If everyone helps out 3 times a year then we wouldn’t need to keep chasing for helpers every week. Thanks.

Thanks again to this week's enthusiastic 31 volunteers Andrew ELLIS • Andy DARBY • Cath ANDREWS • Christopher GILL • Clare COOPER • David MORLEY • Dominic THOMAS • Georgie COOPER • Gillian LAMBERT • Hannah DENT • Joanne LOFTUS • Jonathan RUSSELL • Judy LANKESTER • Julie SEDDON • Kate CRONSHAW • Kyle HARBOURNE • Luke THOMAS • Melvyn BURTON • Michael HIGGINS • Mr Sam CUSSEN • Paul BAVILL • Paul DURKIN • Richard WHITEHOUSE • Rob HARBOURNE • Ronnie BRAY • Sarah SCAHILL • Sharon BUTTERFIELD • Shaun LOFTUS • Suzanne HARBOURNE • Tillie CLARK • Tim SEDDON Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Temple Newsam results page. See you next time.

Rob and Team TN