#263 – Back from Holidays

This week, 251 of you ran, jogged and walked around our 5km route in Tring Park. This was the highest turnout since the beginning of July. After that heat wave last bank-holiday weekend, with plenty of Hawaiian shirts, the weather was back to normal this Saturday with a touch of autumn in the air.
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Arriving at the start line

This week, there were 11 first-timers at Tring; well done to Matthew CHAPMAN, Conall O'BRIEN, Paul KENT, Noah ABSLOM, Andrew CAUSER, Hannah MACKENZIE, Aine O'BRIEN, Padraig O'BRIEN, Christina CHAPMAN, Becky SMITH, Steve PINNOCK. We hoped you enjoyed your first parkrun!
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Noah, one of our younger first-timers

We also welcomed 27 first time visitors to Tring, a significant number. We hope you enjoyed our hilly course.

Our first lady this week was Emma Smith, of Tring Running Club, finishing with a Personal Best of 22:50. Our first man this week was Samual Bojarski who recorded a sub 20:00 for the first time, and also representing Tring Running Club. Well done Emma and Samual. Also of note this week, there were an outstanding 36 Personal Bests.
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Daniel Newman celebrates a PB of 20:40

Congratulations to Chris Simmonds and Steve Bevan on completing their 50th park runs. Chris is a regular Tring runner, while Steve has completed a more varied selection.

A number of runners commented to us that they enjoyed Barry Watson’s violin recital in the ‘faux’ Greek temple this week. Thank you Barry, we have had some lovely feed-back from this.

Many thanks to this week’s volunteers who enabled this week’s event to take place:
Magnus ALLAN, Robin ATTFIELD, Catherine BISHOP, Martin BISHOP, Steve BLADEN, Harriet COLLINGE, Julian CRANE, Kirsty DANCE, Kevin DANCE, Shelley DEVERALL-ROBERTS, George FLETCHER, Trevor LARK, Chris LEA, James MAPLE, Paul MCCORMACK, Sam MCCORMACK, Stuart PAGE, Amanda RUSSELL, Len VAN DE LINDE, Ella VAN DE LINDE, Katie VAN DE LINDE, Sarah Ginge WATSON, Martin WELLER, Allison WILLIMENT
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Tail Walkers

Statistics round-up this week:

Kevin Stone ran his 497th parkrun (the highest figure that we have seen for a male and the 2nd highest ever seen at Tring).

2 PBs in 2 weeks for Paul Crudge, Mark Franklin, Nigel Russell, Toby Stubbs and Malcolm Nobbs.

In addition, 4 PBs in last 4 appearances for Edward Harrison and 3 in 3 for Amy Read.

Samantha Lindars becomes the 82nd person to run 82 times at Tring.

50th time we have seen the surnames Baddon and Ambrose.

Paul was the most seen name with 10 whilst Emma was the most seen female name with 4.

Minute 25 was the busiest with 22 runners.

The holiday season has killed off most long sequences, but Sarah Wade has the longest current sequence with 8 in a row.

Our fastest 4 men and our fastest female all achieved PBs today including fastest runner, Sam Bojarski dipping under 20 minutes for the 1st time. This was Sam’s 22nd PB at Tring, more than any other junior. Interestingly Chris Nicholls who with 35 Tring PBs has the most of everyone also recorded yet another PB this week.

Of those who have run at least 5 times at Tring, the biggest improvements were Monty McDonagh (2:05), William Scott (1:30), Matthew Odams (1:07), Thomas Gray (0:57) and Iain Houston (0:48).

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

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

Stuart Page
Run Director