Uckfield parkrun Event number 21, 21 September 2019, by Deborah Dixon

Another Saturday morning, another Uckfield parkrun with an inspiring mix of abilities and ages, some first timers and many regulars.
Parkrun is about enjoyment and meeting your own individual goals as well as giving up some hours to help with the volunteering tasks. But we can’t ignore that this week we have a new female course record set by Isabel Guirdham, whom many of you will know regularly comes to Uckfield parkrun both to run and also to volunteer. Isabel completed the course in 19 minutes which is a great time. Well done Isabel, you inspire us all.
The weather is changing and autumn will soon be upon us. Cooler weather means that getting round the Uckfield course will be easier (not so hot and sweaty, will be softer going underfoot!) and there is always the thought of a hot drink and cake afterwards to keep your spirits up. Don’t forget the Rugby Club bar provides refreshments for us every week.Image


This week 147 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Graham WEST • Wendy WATKINS • Tony MARTIN • Lorraine WEST • Beryl STEWART • Amanda MARTIN • Samantha KEDWARDS • Cathie GUIRDHAM • Zoe OSBORNE • David TURNER • Zoe BLUNDELL • Troy SOUTHALL • Pete WILKES • Abigail EDNEY • Deborah DIXON • Phoebe KEDWARDS • Tess KEDWARDS • Hugh HENNEBRY • Elisabeth DAWSON • Rowan DAWSON • Susan CRITCHLEY • Nigel WILLIAMS • Joanne WILLIAMS • Samantha KEDDIE • Alison BEAVEN • Gerry DIEBEL • Stephen GREEN • Andrew GREEN • Roy GROOM • Bryan FORD • Michelle FORD • Roman BLUNDELL

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 19:00 on 21st September 2019 (event number 21).
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 1,765 participants have completed 4,247 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,235 km, including 964 new Personal Bests. A total of 159 individuals have volunteered 585 times.