Run Report 18th Jan 2020

Victoria Dock Event #86

I visited Victoria Dock for the first time and volunteered to write the run report. The weather this week was perfect. Icy cold but beautifully sunny and dry. A total of 248 people turned up this week to run and walk supported by 12 volunteers who made this event happen: Sam GUNARATNE, Andrew HODGETTS, Matthew JONES, Sophie JONES, Gillian JUSTICE, Leon KONG, Toni MALLIN, Trixie OON, Dirk SCHLUETER, Lizzie WILKINSON, John WILKINSON, and Danny WINGATE.

Just three seconds spilt the first three finishers - led by James MacDonald from Cambridge Harriers in a time of 16:17. Dee O’Brien from Kent AC was the first female home in 19:06. Rebecca Stephenson hit her 50th parkrun milestone this week - a huge congratulations to her.

I have visited 34 different parkruns now and this one is right up there amongst the top. It is flat and the running surfaces are all good. The people are friendly and there are not so many people that you feel anonymous. If you want to go for a PB this place must be perfect. The public transport links are very good and you can top your parkrun experience off with a ride on the Emirates Airline afterwards (https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/emirates-air-line/)! A great place to run and/or volunteer!

John Wilkinson