It was cold, but sunny.

Upton Court parkrun
Event number 367
18th January 2020

This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the frosty but still muddy course, of whom 31 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to all those who ran a milestone this week.  Sue Matthewman, Jafrullah Mohammad and Rajwinder Kaur all earned their red 50 parkrun T-shirts.   And Sreeram Thiagarajan and Dhananjay Papde both earned their black 100 parkrun T-shrts.

And congratulations to Riffat Mian-Hashim, who I am awarding this week's APTOTW to for her double double time of 44:44.

Can I remind you that the finish token you receive when you cross the finish line is not yours to keep.  We lost 5 this week, though we do know the whereabouts of 1 of them.  We seem to be losing a few each week, despite informing everyone in both the first-timers briefing and in the pre-run briefing to return the tokens.  We can only assume that it is people brand new to parkrun who are going home with them.  Please, if you see people at or near the finish line who may look like they are not sure what to do next after finishing their run, point them in the direction of the clubhouse.  It was suggested by a visitor this week that maybe we should do our scanning outside, nearer the finish line.  We really don't want to have to resort to this.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Sunita DAWETT • Claire BOYLES • Ja HANSRA • Michael Terence BALLARD • Robert Steven NUTTER • Matt SMITH • Christopher FOX • Anne MOGRABY • Lucinda LONGSTER • Caren HUNT • Stuart MONTGOMERY • Harry JACKSON-LOWE • Liza HIDE-SMITH • Zichen MA • Gurdip HANSRA • Erin OLIVER • Rishita RALLABANDI

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Jill COLLETT who recorded a time of 18:09 on 18th August 2018 (event number 294).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maxine MAXINE who recorded 88.18% (25:15) on 22nd June 2019 (event number 337).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 7,622 participants have completed 40,115 parkruns covering a total distance of 200,575 km, including 5,858 new Personal Bests. A total of 494 individuals have volunteered 4,107 times.

See you next time

Michael