By Rizwan Hafiz
Photos by Alan Wilkinson
651 took part today, which shows that this is not a seasonal skew post New Years but an informed lifestyle choice, adding balance.
It may have been muddy (that's our climate), but they ran under a blue sky and to a lovely backdrop. The photos of this week show an inspiring collective energy, and you can see in their eyes that they are up for this. It makes me want to run right now instead of being in the library.
You can start running at any age. Your first parkrun starts with the first step and 85 were first timers and 48 were running their first ever parkrun. 75 recorded new Personal Bests, and representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The first male to cross the finishing line is unknown in a ninja style.
Aaron WILSON (SM25-29) was second over the line in 17:58.
Myles PRESTON (SM30-34) of Mornington Chasers was third over the line in 18:00.
Megan DE SILVA (VW35-39) of Ranelagh Harriers was first over the line in 19:23.
Philippa COLVILLE (SW30-34) was second over the line in a new PB of 20:33.
Ally SINYARD (SW25-29) was third over the line in a new PB of 21:05.
Alex JENKINS, Siobhan MUNNELLY and Jason WRIGHT ran their 50th parkrun, and Siobhan tapped into the sense of occasion with a new PB. Well done all!
- Our junior stars were Hugo TURNER, Curtis HINES, Jacob DILLEY, Oscar DELZOPPO and Leo WYNNE-WILLIAMS, who all recorded new course bests
- Rachel VICKERS notched up her second successive course PB, beating the time she set in December by 11 seconds to get 22:48; well done.
- Sabina RUTA improved on her first run with us last week by an impressive minute and 47 seconds to cross the line in 31:53.
parkrun would not be possible without our lovely volunteers. This week 40 people made the event happen: Sai-Yee LAM • Liam O'HARE • Alessandra MCCONVILLE • Michael John MORFEY • Kathryn EVANS • Mark SHOTTON • Matt SEMPLE • Carol MCCALL • Alan WILKINSON • Christopher PILBIN • Rob WOODWARD • Richard BALLAM • Jay SIMMONDS • Claire POWELL • George JACKSON • Rizwan HAFIZ • Robert STREET • Oliver HARTLEY • Cal JONES • Cecilia BOGLE • Stuart HAMILTON • Holly HAMILTON • Sophie COLE • Richard ROSENBERG • Marian KELLY • Catherine LAW • David WHITE • Gay LEE • Ciro NICOLETTI • Kirsten OLSON • Louisa MCLELLAN • Isobel BEINT • Simon GALLACHER • Emily COOPER • Alexandra PORTEOUS • Rosy ALEXANDER • Francis ROSENBERG • Grace PLASTOW • Emily BARR • Saba NAYAB
The dust has settled on Saturday's run; hope to see you at a future one! #letsrun