This week we didn’t just have 1 or 2 runners completing milestones, but 3 completing their 250th parkrun. Lynn FALLON has done 211 of her 250 at Temple Newsam, but has also crammed in 17 other parkruns from Inverness to Bournemouth and Cork. Michael HIGGINS has done all his 250 runs at Temple Newsam, and last missed a run 38 months ago! Michael is also a stalwart volunteer, who has helped out at parkrun and junior parkrun an amazing 188 times. We do bang on about volunteers, but they are essential to the running of the event and some, like Michael, do more than their share to help us run this every week. Last, but usually first, local legend Terry MIDGLEY, clocked up his 60th first place at Temple Newsam, adding to his 1st places at 5 other local parkruns. He is also another of our regular volunteers too.
Seven people did their first ever parkrun and a further 31 did their first parkrun at Temple Newsam, four of them in the 15 – 17 age category.
We had a massive 23 personal bests: with Andrew SMITH recording his fourth in a row, Honor BALDRY shaving off 37 seconds to chalk up first lady home, and Rowena SKELHORN, Claire MALTAS, Victoria FOX, and Cathryn ATKINSON all knocking over 40 seconds off their best. Also impressive was Marina DOBBS who had to wait 19 months to improve her best. Well done all.
Best age grade scores this week go to Terry MIDGLEY, Anthony ROBINSON, Greville JENSEN, Cirilio PALENZUELA, Julie and Tim SEDDON with all getting above a 70% score.
However, parkrun is a broad church and isn’t just about milestones and pb’s. We had an age range from 10 to over 75, with times ranging from under 19 minutes to almost 48. What is certainly true is that parkrun is for anyone and everyone, whatever their reasons for participating.
A total of 173 folk enjoyed a bright autumn morning to complete the 286th parkrun at Temple Newsam made possible by 18 volunteers. Representatives of 21 clubs took part with the furthest coming all the way from Plymouth. It was lovely to see another 14 visitors from Farsley Flyers again.
Thanks to this week's 18 volunteers
Andrew BURNS • Andy DARBY • Clare COOPER • David I'ANSON • Gillian LAMBERT • Ian MAUDSLEY • Janet MUJTABA • Kate HOLDEN • Linda DURKIN • Loz DARBY • Lynn FLETCHER • Moira LENAGHAN • Richard WHITEHOUSE • Rob HARBOURNE • Ronnie BRAY • Stephen FLANAGAN • Tracey PARSONS • Wendy HIGGINS
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