run Report – Event number #236 – 6th July 2019

Not as sunny for event #236 at Wakefield Thornes on Saturday, but certainly very muggy for our 299 participants, who were given the “GO” by our awesome regular volunteer Phoebe Vercelli, who also did a fabulous job delivering the pre-brief. Fantastic support from our lovely parkrun community saw all 299 participants run jog or walk across the finish line. We had an awesome 37 shiny new Personal Bests, a fantastic 41 first timers, 14 of whom were taking part in their very first parkrun so well done one and all, and please come back soon. Representatives from 34 different clubs took part, as well as tourists from Somerset and East Sussex.

Our first finisher was Adam PEERS (17:35), followed by Ian HARRISON (18:06) and Stewart KNOWLES (18:23).

First female finisher was Abbey Mary BROOKE (19:18), followed by Jenny BUCK (21:10), and Sarah BOSTWICK (21:49).

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 35 priceless, awesome Hi Viz heroes are listed below:-

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Clare PECKETT • Kov BAHADORI • Karen SCOTT • Andrew NICHOLLS • Francis MWABA • Alex MCGRATH • Edward BRIGGS • Tamsin COUGHTREY-SMITH • Emma WICKS • Lisa VERCELLI • Sue WALKER • Phoebe VERCELLI • Deb NICHOLLS • Jennifer GILL • Corinne MURTHICK • Deanne WHITEHEAD • Bupe MWABA • Phil GIBSON • John WALKER • Sara L JONES • Owen MURTHICK • Thomas JAQUES • Paul JAQUES • Robert HARDY • Daliso MWABA • Libby JAQUES • Susan BAINES • Philip WHITELEY • Holly MCCREADY • Michael DUNKLEY • Gethin HARDY • Lily HARDY • Harry GROISER • Andrew LOXTON

#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 6 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.

• Update for Sean Mc – he has now completed 71 of his 80 half marathons in 8 months, so just a further 9 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.

• 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 #237 on Saturday, 13th July 2019.

Full results for event 236, 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

• 7,651 participants have completed • 53,821 parkruns covering a total distance of • 269,105 km, including • 10,413 new Personal Bests. A total of • 622 individuals have volunteered • 5,740 times.