We hope you all agree that parkrun is the perfect start to the weekend. Many do, and Tring is one of about 650 parkrun events in the UK. This Saturday it was a little chilly but dry, the ground was hard, the combination of which seems to form perfect running conditions. At our event this week were 258 runners, of whom an incredible 48 achieved a PB.
First-time park runners this week were David MILNES, Matt WAKE, David GRIFFITHS, Stuart POWELL, Prestyn AGATE, Daniel PLAYLE, Patrick PENALIGGON, Colin BAKER, Alistair CURTIS, Thomas BARBOUR and Tom ENRIGHT. Welcome to parkrun, and we hope you enjoyed your first event.
This week a Tring record was broken: Olly Milnes completed the course in 20:33 thus setting a new record for the JM10 category. Well done Olly!
Also ringing the PB bell was Tring regular Rosie Highton
The first male was John Mayock achieving a time of 19:07. John is a 3 x Olympian, and frequent visitor to our event; first lady was Emma Smith, representing Tring running club.
At our parkrun this week we welcomed visitors from Plymouth, Glasgow, and from further afield, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Emma Smith with visitor from Azerbaijan (centre) and Shane Cheung
Celebrating a “parkrun milestone” this week was Harry Bryant, one of our team of run directors, who has now completed an incredible 300 events. Thank you for the cake, it proved irresistible to some of our younger park runners!
Harry Bryant completing his 300th park run, with family
You may have noticed a dashing bride or two. Holly Bunn and her mother Elaine are promoting the Wedding Dress Ball in support of The Hospice St. Francis.
Wedding Dress Ball
Too young to be getting married?
Many thanks to the volunteers who enabled this week’s event to take place:
Martin John ARNOLD, Wes BALL, Isobel BLADEN, Louise BLADEN, Steve BLADEN, Harriet COLLINGE, Matthew FOSKETT, James FOSKETT, Dick HIGHTON, Graham HOLLANDS, Chris LEA, Joules LOWE, James MAPLE, Juliet MITCHELL, Judy MOLLOY, Tom MORETON, Chris NICHOLLS, Stuart PAGE, Carole PAGE, Ros PEPPER, Amanda RUSSELL, Emma SMITH, Helen TULLIE
As you can see from this following photo, we were missing Matty Seinfield, cow marshal par-excellence, who is currently running the “parkrun alphabet” and raising money for Multiple Sclerosis.
Support Matty's campaign
Disruption to the course setup routine
And finally, this week's stats:
Harry Bryant ran his 300th , Katrina Bond ran her 150th, Natey Irvine ran her 10th
3 PBs in 3 weeks for Nigel Russell and Paul Crudge, 2 in 2 for Jim Samuel, Paul Houghton, Andrew Playle and Amy Read
In addition, 4 PBs in last 4 appearances for Luke Parker, 3 in 3 for Martin Bishop
Wes Ball and Andrew Booth ran their 100th Tring parkruns, the 55th and 56th runners to achieve this feat
Tim Moreton, Iain Middleton and Christian Hanson ran their 50th Tring parkruns, the 176th, 177th and 178th runners to do so
The same as last week for the most seen male and female names of Paul and Emma
Lea was the most seen surname
200th time we have seen the Jog On (Berkhamsted) club
West Herts Scouts has been set up as a club and so with a number of our regulars joining this, we saw our first 5 appearances by this club Also 1st time we have seen West End Road Runners, Shrewton running club and Aldershot, Farnham and District AC
Of those who have run at least 5 times at Tring, the biggest improvements were Alice Farish (3:06), Richard Lea (1:13), Luke Parker (1:03), Elodee Walker (0:58), and Bruce Ferguson (0:55)
Also a mention for James Foskett and Naomi Wager-Leigh who with both 130+runs at Tring managed to achieve PBs
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