Just a brief news item to say a couple of important thank yous and note a couple of significant achievements.
Firstly many thanks to David Ross for stepping up to join the ranks of UCp Run Directors. 134 runners catered for and results published by 10:20am - a great start. As with all volunteer roles, the more people who are prepared to "give it a go" the better for everyone.
Thanks also to our volunteers who ably assisted David. Amongst this week's cohort we had some nursing injuries, some resting before runs on Sunday and others just helping out and enjoying watching friends run.
Welcome to our visitors from other parkruns and especially to the twelve brand new parkrunners. We hope to see you again very soon.
Congratulations to all fifteen of you who ran personal bests, but let me pick out for special mention two of our most faithful locals with many Upton Court parkruns under their belt who clocked PB's - James Bates (on his 171st run) and Laura Williams (120th).
Keep running and see you soon
Upton Court parkrun Event number 230 - 20th May 2017
This week 134 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 11 volunteers.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Upton Court parkrun Results Page.
Sean PAYNTER (SM25-29) of Datchet Dashers, was first over the line in 18:27 - 7th time in 12 appearances.
Nathan VURGEST (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:39.
Theo MUBAYI (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:40.
Zena PHILLIPS (SW30-34) of Datchet Dashers, was first (16th overall) over the line in 21:21 - 4th time in 9 appearances.
Sachiko DIXON (VW50-54) of Windle Valley Runners, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 23:05 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Veronika FIKACKOVA (SW30-34) of Datchet Dashers, was third (25th overall) over the line in 23:17.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Harbhajan DHILLON (VM55-59) – 74.74% for the time 20:55 (11th overall).
Christopher HUNT (VM55-59) – 72.71% for the time 21:08 (14th overall).
Sachiko DIXON (VW50-54) – 72.64% for the time 23:05 (22nd overall).
The female record is held by Rachel GIFFORD who recorded a time of 00:18:30 on 10th September 2016 (event number 195).
The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 00:15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ged RUFFLE who recorded 86.87% (18:47) on 27th September 2014 (event number 93).
Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 3,078 participants have completed 17,126 parkruns covering a total distance of 85,630 km, including 2,822 new Personal Bests.