Run Report 23rd November 2019

Event 79

A moist, misty, murky morning greeted the 170 walkers and runners at Victoria Dock parkrun this Saturday – however this didn’t dampen the spirits of everyone! Huge thanks heed to go to Run Director Lina Dannfors and her team of volunteers for providing such a successful event, cheering everybody whilst they were running and performing heroics to get the results to the participants! As some of you may know, there was a problem with the data from one of the scanners which has resulted in Lina adding numerous results in manually – thank you! The full team of volunteers on duty were:

David DUGGAN  •  David ELLIOTT  •  Dee O'BRIEN  •  Diarmuid BOWE  •  Dorothy WRIGGLESWORTH  •  Elda BEYENE  •  Elliot BEYENE  •  Gillian JUSTICE  •  Kevan WILKINSON  •  Leon KONG  •  Lina DANNFORS  •  Trixie OON

At the time of writing, there are still a number of unknowns in the results – please email in if you had your barcode scanned but are not appearing in the results. There are still spaces on the volunteer roster over the next few weeks, so why not try viewing parkrun from a different angle? Plenty of volunteering roles are available to be performed – please email if you are interested.

Those collecting low number tokens

Collecting token number 1 was Ewan Cameron in a time of 15:44, which is the 10th fastest finish time around the Dock! Brian O’Keefe was the second person to be issued with a token just over two minutes later and Andrew McArthur was the third runner to complete the course, in 18:09. First lady home was Dee O’Brien in a time of 19:36, with Maria Jovani following her home 48 seconds later! Carol Carter was the third lady to reach the funnel, completing her 39th parkrun with a time of 20:44, her quickest ever parkrun!

What the numbers tell us!

Although the running conditions have been better, 10 people achieved Personal Bests! This is almost 14% of the runners who had previously recorded times, a great achievement, especially as many other got close to their best times! This week nudged the total number of runs at Victoria Docks to just over 11,000…that means a whopping total of 55,000 km has been completed by parkrunners around the Dock! On a personal note, having run 337 parkruns, the parkrun website tells me that my average finish position is 112.99 – and I finished 113th yesterday!

First timers to Victoria Dock

An amazing 66 of the runners were visiting Victoria Dock parkrun for the first time and this included Royston Thorne, James Farr, Neil Kennedy, Lucy Saunders, Mark Benham, Helen Dance and Peter Shellswell who were all christening their barcodes for the first time. Sarah Brough was visiting from west London and was celebrating her 50th parkrun – watch out for the email to be able to order your T shirt Sarah!

David Duggan