Uckfield parkrun Event number 22, 28 September 2019, by Deborah Dixon

So it rained pretty hard on the days before this week’s parkrun but Saturday morning provided the perfect conditions and attracted a good turnout of regular Uckfield parkrunners, tourists and first timers. Although we were warned of possible muddy conditions - the technical term I believe is ‘rather soft underfoot’ - the course wasn’t at all bad.
Some highlights this morning included:
Mouse and Wilson getting very exciting before they were allowed to start:
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Some of the volunteers getting ready - without them parkrun just wouldn’t happen.
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Dylan waiting patiently for it all to begin - he was barcode scanning this week.
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And then there are the participants of the run. The results chart speaks for itself - a mix of all ages and abilities, regular runners, some who take part now and again and some who have done hundreds of parkrun all over the country and beyond.
And our run director and volunteer coordinator this week:
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Top tips for the coming weeks:
Register as a volunteer on the future rosters - you can volunteer and also take part in the run.
Check out the weather forecast and whatever it it says come anyway - it it always dry between 9am and 10am on a Saturday. Guaranteed.
If you do both of these, you will feel great for the rest of the weekend!

This week 157 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Kathleen SOUTHALL • Graham WEST • Sharon Maria BOLAND • Lorraine WEST • Sarah COOPER • Christine TAIT • Cathie GUIRDHAM • Isabel GUIRDHAM • Dylan LOURENS • David TURNER • Dominic TARN • Zoe BLUNDELL • Troy SOUTHALL • Deborah DIXON • Claire GILLARD • Kathryn MARTYN • Elisabeth DAWSON • Lawrence MUDFORD • Rowan DAWSON • Susan CRITCHLEY • Amanda MARTIN • Dan ROBERTS • Stephen GREEN • Andrew GREEN • Roy GROOM • Joseph ROBERTS • Tim FORD • Esme DAWSON • Lettice BROWNE

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 1,812 participants have completed 4,403 parkruns covering a total distance of 22,015 km, including 988 new Personal Bests. A total of 163 individuals have volunteered 614 times.