Sorry, we've been slightly busy travelling and / or racing so run reports have been a little sporadic of late, but we're trying to get back on track. To all of you who have had significant runs, PBs etc. over the last few weeks - Well done (and sorry!)
This week 459 people ran, jogged and walked the course - we still haven't hit the elusive 500! Of those 97 ... yes 97 were first timers and out of those 24 completed their first ever parkrun. The parkrun family continues to grow week-by-week!
We had 58 people record new Personal Bests, with 8 of them having completed more than 50 parkrun previously.
The event was made possible by 33 volunteers: Thank you! If you were one of those please take a bow.
Volunteering is the life blood running through parkrun, without it, it simply does not happen. Can I put a plea out to please make life slightly easier on our volunteer co-ordinators and for folks to volunteer on a regular basis and to commit to that at the start of the week. Whilst we very much appreciate every single volunteer, it would be fabulous for our VCs not to be on tender hooks all week and for those that volunteer late on a Friday evening to come forward earlier. To those that don't volunteer, if you've completed more than 5 runs with us and are over 18; it's your turn!
Onto our headlines and it was good to see Brian O Connor running back with us for his 51st time of being first over the line at Wimpole parkrun in a time of 16:41! Huge congratulations on your new PB, but still a little way to go to grab our course record. (I'd love to see you do it though!) Our fastest female this week was Tansy Challis, who crossed the line in 20:48 in 25th place overall. Our fastest male junior was Lucas Blackwell (15-17) who was obviously having a bit of a tussle with his brother and was just pipped on the line by 9 seconds finishing in 19:35 and 8th place overall.
Our fastest female junior was Lily Goodwin (15-17) who finished in 25:11. Well done to all.
We had 2 significant runs this week too. Sally Lansley (Hi - if you're the Sally I'm thinking of I didn't know you came along to Wimpole! not sure how I've missed you 50 times! Sorry!) and Gary Gunn (thanks for all your volunteering) both completed their 50th. Congratulations on the best part of a year's running!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page.
Until next week, unless you fancy joining us for defib training tonight!
Debs & James
The female record is held by Charlotte Tara MURPHY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 6th August 2016 (event number 182).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:45 on 15th July 2017 (event number 228).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary HOLMES who recorded 90.31% (28:22) on 6th September 2014 (event number 85).
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 11,485 participants have completed 84,051 parkruns covering a total distance of 420,255 km, including 13,215 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,113 individuals have volunteered 8,730 times.