Uckfield parkrun Event number 20, 14 September 2019, by Deborah Dixon

The summer just keeps on coming and it was a great morning for Uckfield’s 20th parkrun.
This week I am going to concentrate on the volunteers, without whom parkrun  would not happen. Remember, you can volunteer and also take part in the run - there are jobs before and after 9am. For me, volunteering to help set up it makes sure I get up on a Saturday morning and have no excuses for ignoring my alarm. And I always also run - it is definitely true that you always feel better at the end of the 5k, hill and all, being cheered on to the funnel.
Our volunteers come in all ages Image
and as you can see are kitted out in bespoke high viz.
Look under the volunteer tab of the website for details of how to get involved as a volunteer over the coming weeks; the future roster lists all the various tasks that need to be filled. And when you have completed 25 volunteer sessions, a free T shirt is available.
Or email uckfieldhelpers@parkrun.com for more information
Of the 173 participants today, 15 people completed their first parkrun ever - welcome to all of you and we hope you enjoyed yourselves. One of these newbies was Mia
who isn’t included in the official results but has her picture included here instead. Mia came along with friends, had no idea what she was letting herself in for, enjoyed it all and is now going to register (parkrun has few rules, but one of them is ‘no barcode, no result  - don’t forget your barcode!’).

As mentioned, 173 people ran, jogged and walked the course this week, of whom 33 were first timers to Uckfield and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Tony MARTIN • Emma BUSSEY • Tara TWYMAN • Amanda MARTIN • Cathie GUIRDHAM • Isabel GUIRDHAM • David TURNER • Zoe BLUNDELL • Troy SOUTHALL • Sara PATIENCE • Pete WILKES • Abigail EDNEY • Deborah DIXON • Sean EMMERSON • Georgina NOTT • Olivia NOTT • Sara GRACE • Kathleen WILKES • Kathryn MARTYN • Elisabeth DAWSON • Rowan DAWSON • Susan CRITCHLEY • Joseph ROBERTS • Stephen GREEN • Andrew GREEN • Leo TWYMAN • Sue GOODMAN • Liberty CONSTABLE • Tim FORD • Esme DAWSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Uckfield parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Ben Christopher GIBSON who recorded a time of 17:23 on 4th May 2019 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Isabel GUIRDHAM who recorded a time of 19:29 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 14).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline WOOD who recorded 85.44% (21:11) on 11th May 2019 (event number 2).

Uckfield parkrun started on 4th May 2019. Since then 1,732 participants have completed 4,100 parkruns covering a total distance of 20,500 km, including 917 new Personal Bests. A total of 154 individuals have volunteered 553 times.