TRING parkrun #246 – They’re Back

This week, 210 of you ran, jogged and walked around our 5km route in Tring Park. But no “Nordic” walkers were in evidence this time. This week the cows were back in the park, running around as they witnessed their first parkrun event!   As usual they were curious and often seem to gather at key parts of the route. But thanks to our hastily assembled team of cow marshals, no disorderly bovine behaviour occurred.

Ben with some of the residents of Tring ParkIMG_1659
Are they tempted?


This week, there were 17 First Timers at Tring, 11 of whom were visitors, and 6 of whom were First Time park runners.   So well done to Lewie GUNTER-JONES, Chloe MESSENGER, Madeline HUGHES, Amy FORDHAM, Ben CAVE and Fiona HARDING. We hoped you enjoyed your first parkrun.

Our first lady this week was Emma Smith, of Tring Running Club, finishing with a Personal Best of 23:27. Well done Emma! Our first man this week was Daniel Wolff with a time of 19:48 representing Epsom and Ewell Harriers, and running at Tring for the seventh time.   Also of note this week, there were an outstanding 38 Personal Bests.

Unfortunately, for the 2nd week in a row, our lead runner turned left from King Charles Drive and accidentally took the short cut to the obelisk, so we will move a couple of arrows to make this clearer

Congratulations to Thomas Lindars, a regular runner at Tring, who achieved his 50th parkrun at this event! Thank you for the cake, of which many people enjoyed after completing their run.

Many thanks to this week’s volunteers who enabled this week’s event to take place:

Claire HALLISSEY • Wes BALL • Louisa HOPPER • James MAPLE • Steve BLADEN • Stuart PAGE • Katie VAN DE LINDE • Chris NICHOLLS • Ella VAN DE LINDE • Marcus BIRCH • Oliver WEST • Alison BILL • Edward CRANE • Ben SHAW • Eloise CLARK • Greg LEFF • Andrew CLARK • Eddy GUINNESS • Stephen BROOKMAN • Shelley DEVERALL-ROBERTS • Carole PAGE • Andrew BOOTH • Frances LEFF • James ELPHINSTONE • Fiona HARDING

Special thanks to the three volunteers who fulfilled our unofficial but essential role of “cow marshals”: Stephen Brookman, Ben Shaw and Carole Page.

Cow marshalling

Another helpful marshal

The finishing tunnel was efficiently manned by our younger volunteers from the D of E award scheme: Edward Crane, Oliver West and Marcus Birch, and managed by Shelley Deverell-Roberts. Thanks for your attention to detail, thus achieving accurate results.

Tring Park

Due to inclement weather the parkrun Super Computer is unable to provide statistics this week.

Well done to all those who ran this week. For a full list of all this weeks’ results please go to

Thanks to Wes Ball this week for a great set of photos, which have been posted to our Facebook page at .

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If you would like to volunteer please email with a preferred role or any offer of assistance and we will add you to future rosters.

See you next Saturday.

Stuart Page

Run Director for Sat 4th May.