run Report – Event number #240 – 3rd August 2019

Another awesome Wakefield Thornes parkrun took place on a hot and humid Saturday morning in August. An early start for Run Director debutant John Osborne, ably assisted by co Run Director Sally Jane Fozzard, plus the team of fantastic hi-viz hero volunteers who operated as smoothly as expected.

A funfair was taking place near the children’s play area which meant an unexpected minor route change, but this was communicated to the runners at the start and the marshals in the area affected. Anyone interested, please consider volunteering at Wakefield Thornes parkrun in the future. 8.30am at the stadium or contact details on the website or Facebook page.

Runners from many different running groups attended this event, including a group from Eccleshill Road Runners and a group from Wellgate Running Club in Ossett who included this parkrun as part of long run marathon training. Good luck with that.

Tourists attending today came from Sheffield, York, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, Barnsley and just down the road, Australia! The Australian attendee was Fred Smart who was running his 100th parkrun. Well done Fred. Safe journey home and hope you enjoyed your visit today.

Happy 40th birthday to Clare Holl who celebrated with a new pb. We may have missed this out in the pre run briefing so apologies for that.

This week 323 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Clare PECKETT • Vicky CLEMENTS • Andrew NICHOLLS • Paul KETTLEWELL • Alex MCGRATH • Edward BRIGGS • Emma WICKS • Catriona FURNESS • Sonia JAMIESON • Leigh JAMIESON • Deb NICHOLLS • Deanne WHITEHEAD • Sarah MINCHIN • Wendy INGHAM • Chris PEARSON • Phil GIBSON • Sophie PEARSON • Grace PEARSON • John WALKER • John OSBORNE • Anna HARVEY • Imogen WRIGHT • Paul JAQUES • Libby JAQUES • James NEALE • Adam BLYTHE • Charlotte HALL • Philip HALL • Shaun FURZER • Lyndsay BELL • Matilda FURZER • Holly MCCREADY • Kian MAHON • Chris OLDROYD

Today's full results and 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 7,822 participants have completed 55,105 parkruns covering a total distance of 275,525 km, including 10,612 new Personal Bests. A total of 637 individuals have volunteered 5,857 times.