Run Report – Wakefield Thornes parkrun Event #245 7th September 2019

It was a lovely sunny morning for Wakefield Thornes parkrun this week. Chris and Jane-Marie Bracchi were Run Directors for the first time at Wakefield Thornes, supported by a huge team of awesome volunteers. A special mention to Amelia Lee, who was volunteering for the 25th time!

We had a few other milestones; Rick Pullan completed his 250th parkrun, Trish Nicholls' 100th, Martin Hickman's 50th and Connor Browett and Ruthvik Kothapalli completed their 10th parkruns.

18 people completed their first ever parkrun this week - we hope to see you all again soon!

We had visitors from Keighley, Pendle, Dewsbury, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Huddersfield, Storthes Hall and Barnsley.

A Happy Birthday to Melody Walters who joined us for parkrun (sorry if we missed this out of the pre-run brief)!

Don’t forget it is the Bring a Friend to parkrun event next week, 14th September. We have sign support from Bex and 10 various walk/run pacing groups – so definitely something for everyone, or even a nice spot to stand and spectate if a friend just wants to come along and see what parkrun is all about.

The 21st September is the 5th birthday of Wakefield Thornes parkrun and we will be celebrating with the usual tradition of running the course in reverse and optional ‘5’ themed fancy dress. Cakes can be left at the stadium before parkrun to enjoy later in the Harriers’ cabins on the track.

We are very grateful to our volunteers. If you would like to get involved by volunteering at Wakefield Thornes parkrun in the future, you can contact us by email wakefieldthornes@parkrun.com or via our Facebook page, or even just rock up to the stadium at 08:30.

This week 327 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Sally Jane FOZZARD • Jennifer SHARP • Kov BAHADORI • Wesley Andrew WEAVER • Debbie BROWN • Steve BROWN • Beth GRIPTON • Julian BRIGGS • Tamsin COUGHTREY-SMITH • Andrew COUGHTREY-SMITH • Emma WICKS • Lisa VERCELLI • Phoebe VERCELLI • Jennifer GILL • Richard LEE • Daz HEWITT • Corinne MURTHICK • Sean BUTTERWORTH • Michael MCKINLAY-SMITH • Amelia LEE • Phil GIBSON • Chris BRACCHI • Jane-Marie BRACCHI • John WALKER • Viki Bee CLARKE • Charlotte MARTIN • Shaun FURZER • Matilda FURZER • Max FURZER • Gethin HARDY • Lily HARDY • Robert HARDY • Duncan PERKINS • Rob WILSON • Andrew LOXTON

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 8,031 participants have completed 56,642 parkruns covering a total distance of 283,210 km, including 10,844 new Personal Bests. A total of 653 individuals have volunteered 6,016 times.

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Thank you to Viki Bee Clarke for the photo.