Walthamstow parkrun # 303 – 29/12/2018

Well done to the 94 finishers at this morning's 303rd Walthamstow parkrun. We had 7 runners at their first ever parkrun and 10 more parkrun tourists from other parkruns including Manchester, Saddleworth, Halifax and Reading. We hope you enjoyed the event and we hope to see you again. It was great to see Daphne Parr back with us.

Patrick Brown was first in 19:41 and Anna Morgan first lady in 24:26 on quite a muddy course. I have been looking at aged related achievements recently and thought they are worthy of a mention from time to time so well done to Margaret Deacon and Penny Wiles with with aged related percentages of about 65% today which to put their achievements in perspective is about the same at those finishing in the first half a dozen timed places. There were also 5 PBs this week for Andrew Sharp, Elaine Macgill, Anne-Marie Kennedy, Sue Cooper and Gillian Roffey. Great going.

Congratulations to Nicholas Voo and Sue Tan, both completing their 100th runs today. Please let the admin team know if you have milestones coming up as we like to celebrate them and present a certificate but we do need advance notice to make them.
Nicholas Voo after his 100th parkrun Sue Tan after her 100th parkrun
No Walthamstow parkrun New Year's Day but some of us are doing double parkruns at other venues. It would be great to have Stow runners out in force. Look at the parkrun Christmas Compendium site for runs that are taking place.

We are short of volunteers over the coming weeks and these events can only take place when people step forward to help so please let us know if you can help out. A big thanks to today's volunteers: Dermot Hughes, James Tharrat, Angela Lambert, Steve Peacock, Jon Gamble, Simon Baker, Lynne Durrant, Darren Lamb, Jamie Lamb, Holly Lamb and Greg Johnstone.

Thanks to everyone for remembering barcodes. The results processing is so much easier when it runs smoothly and having barcodes really helps with that.

That's it for this week so have a great new year everyone and see you at Walthamstow parkrun on 5th January when I will be your Run Director again (then not again until March 9th).
Steve.

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