run Report – Event number #235 – 29th June 2019

WOW, well no one was expecting that on a gloriously sunny and hot Saturday morning at Wakefield Thornes parkrun event #235. And “that” was a new course record, by one second, one of 47 awesome shiny new Personal Bests. It must have been all the fantastic support from our participants, spectators and our wonderful volunteers enthusiastically cheering all 317 participants to run jog or walk across the finish line. We had a fantastic 34 first timers, 13 of whom were taking part in their very first parkrun so well done one and all, and please come back soon. Representatives from 30 different clubs took part, as well as tourists from Doncaster, Northampton and Rotherham.

Massive milestone congratulation shout outs this week went to our regular Wakefield Thornes parkrunners Michael Tunstall and Adrian Woodhouse on their 100th parkruns, as well as to our awesome volunteer Sara Jones on her 100th volunteer at Wakefield Thornes parkrun, who just so happened to be our Tail Walker for event 235. Congratulations and a massive well done to you all.

Our first finisher, with a shiny new PB, and our new course record holder, was Mark BOSTOCK (15:36), followed by Ian HARRISON (18:06) and Owen CHAPMAN (18:30)

First female finisher was Jenny BUCK (21:28), followed by Beth HOWARTH (22:28), and Shirley JONES (24:19).

Our highest age grade% finishers were Mark BOSTOCK (SM18-19) 84.51%, Gabriel DE PAULA (JM15-17) 72.04%, and Beth HOWARTH (JW11-14) 69.39%.

If you haven’t volunteered for a while, or indeed never volunteered, please give volunteering serious consideration and either message our facebook page

OR email

OR simply rock up to the Stadium Reception in Thornes Park at 8:30am. We’ll be more than happy to provide you with your own Hi Viz heroes’ cape; well what else did you expect a parkrun super hero to wear!

This week’s 33 priceless, awesome Hi Viz heroes are listed below:-

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Shaun TUNSTALL • Andrew NICHOLLS • Francis MWABA • Trish NICHOLLS • Norman ROPER • Beth GRIPTON • David CADDICK • Julian BRIGGS • Edward BRIGGS • Lisa VERCELLI • Catriona FURNESS • Annabelle JAMES • Deb NICHOLLS • Jennifer GILL • Daz HEWITT • Deanne WHITEHEAD • Neil HARTLEY • Wendy INGHAM • Jacqueline ALDERSON • Hayley HARTLEY • Bupe MWABA • Phil GIBSON • John WALKER • Sara L JONES • John OSBORNE • Daliso MWABA • Charlotte HALL • Philip HALL • Imogen HARTLEY • Harry GROISER • Rebecca CADDICK-WALLS • Grace WALLS

#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 19 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.

• Update for Sean Mc – he has now completed 67 of his 80 half marathons in 8 months, so just another 13 to complete before the end of July to finish his challenge for Running for Dementia Revolution. Don’t forget you can find the link to his schedule of official events to which he’d be more than happy to see anyone who wants to join him.

• Please also remember that he’s running to raise money for an awesome cause so all donations would be gratefully received.

• Massive good luck shout to all our lovely parkrunners who are taking part in events this weekend, including the Leeds Endure24.

• Notes for your diaries

14th September Bring a friend to parkrun event – for all those family and friends who believe that parkrun is all about running and running fast. There’ll be a range of groups available from just walking to run walking at different paces. So start those conversations to encourage all our reluctant friends to come and join parkrun, including getting them here to volunteer or spectate at the finish line just to see what a great all-inclusive community we have here at Wakefield Thornes parkrun. If you want to get involved leading a group then just let us know, and many thanks to Rich Lee for coming up with such a great idea.

See you all again at our next parkrun event #236 on Saturday, 6th July 2019.

Full results for event 235, together with a complete event history can be found on the Wakefield Thornes parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Jenny BUCK who recorded a time of 18:09 on 21st April 2018 (event number 176).

The male record is held by Mark BOSTOCK who recorded a time of 15:36 on 29th June 2019 (event number 235).

The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 93.86% (19:33) on 20th October 2018 (event number 201).

Wakefield Thornes parkrun started on 20th September 2014. Since then

• 7,610 participants have completed • 53,522 parkruns covering a total distance of • 267,610 km, including • 10,376 new Personal Bests. • A total of 618 individuals have volunteered 5,705 times.