It was a freezing cold week as the mini “beast from the East” hit London, bringing snow and icy weather and enabling some people with Garmins to earn their “Frosty” badge for running in under -2 degrees! With snow and ice on the pavements, I thought that maybe everyone would stay indoors and do workouts with Joe Wickes instead, but Walthamstow parkrunners are made of hardy stuff with 20 parkrunners getting out and logging 33 (not)parkruns this week in an average time of 30:56. And not only did people get out and run/walk/jog a 5k this week, but 6 of you managed to get PBs – were you running extra fast to keep warm or get home quicker? Congratulations to Anna Morgan (who was also fastest female), David Watson, Simon Ormerod, Robin Roberts, Spencer Reynolds and Clare Laine on your super-speedy new PBs.
Patrick Brown was fastest (not)parkrunner overall, in a time of 17:45 minutes, but only 10 seconds behind him was Sam Jackson who logged his first (not)parkrun – welcome Sam. Sam might be a first timer to (not)parkrun, but he has run 77 out of his total of 133 parkruns at Walthamstow, and was first finisher on 5 of those occasions. We hope to see you giving Patrick a run for his money in the (not)parkrun results table in future!
We also welcomed Anne-Marie Kennedy this week, who ran her first (not)parkrun in a time of 30:18. Anne-Marie has previously run 17 of her total of 23 parkruns at Walthamstow, and has been a Run Director twice. Lovely to see you in the (not)parkrun results table, Anne-Marie.
See the full results for the week here: results | Walthamstow parkrun
Stay safe everyone – we’ll get through this together.
Walthamstow (not)parkrun history
The female record is held by Corinna O’Sullivan who recorded a time of 20:09 at event #15.
The male record is held by Patrick Brown who recorded a time of 17:32 at event #34.
The age grade record is held by Gail Hennessy who recorded an amazing 86.96% (24:03) at event #3.
(not)parkrun is a temporary replacement for parkrun which will start again when it is safe to do so.
For more information about (not)parkrun go to http://parkrun.me/ywtjv