run Report – Event number #238 – 20th July 2019

The one where a lot of the people who you usually see around were off enjoying running the Conti Thunder Run at Cattan Park, so new awesome Run Directors stepped up to make sure event #238 went ahead without a hitch. There were 338 participants with 25 fantastic volunteers. We had 39 new PBs created (well done everyone), 40 first timers (including 17 people for whom it was their very first parkrun – we hope you all enjoyed it and we will see you again soon) and 16 unknowns. Remember if you want to get a time, register (it’s really easy) and bring along a printed copy of your barcode next time.

Jane McGrath completed her 50th parkrun today and we had tourists from Leeds, Essex, France and Thailand.

Our first finisher was Adam PEERS (16:52), followed by Chris SNOWBALL, with a new PB (17:42) and Ian HARRISON (18:09).

First female finisher was Jenny BUCK (21:01), followed by Gabriella PRICE (22:50), and Vicky PENNY (24:11).

If you haven’t volunteered for a while, or indeed never volunteered, please give volunteering serious consideration and either message our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wakefieldthornesparkrun/

OR email wakefieldthorneshelpers@parkrun.com

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

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Vicky CLEMENTS • Simon BRASS • Kov BAHADORI • Wesley Andrew WEAVER • Paul KETTLEWELL • James MCGRATH • Edward BRIGGS • Lisa VERCELLI • Chris SNOWBALL • Sean BUTTERWORTH • Jacqueline WALKER • Phil GIBSON • John WALKER • Sara L JONES • Paul PAY • Andrew H JONES • Caroline SHELTON • Charlotte HALL • Philip HALL • Linda HOLMES • Lily HARDY • Robert HARDY • Duncan PERKINS • Kian MAHON

#DFYB (DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE) we had 16 participants present without a barcode so just a gentle reminder #DFYB.

• Update: Sean Mc – Has completed 76 of his 80 half marathons for 80in8 – Running for Dementia Revolution, so just 4 more to go before the end of July, to complete his challenge. Running the Titus Trot on Saturday. 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. https://80in8.com/official-events/

• Please also remember that he’s running to raise money for an awesome cause so all donations would be gratefully received. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/80in8

• 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.

21st September – 5th birthday of Wakefield Thornes parkrun – In time honoured fashion the course will be run in reverse for this event and optional fancy dress to relate to the number 5, so get your thinking caps on.

See you all again at our next parkrun event #239 on Saturday, 27th July 2019.

Full results for event 238, 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

• 7,748 participants have completed • 54,534 parkruns covering a total distance of • 272,670 km, including • 10,520 new Personal Bests. A total of • 627 individuals have volunteered • 5,789 times.