Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 293 – 1st December 2018

Well, it wasn't quite as wet as we expected on Saturday, and after a damp start, it actually ended up reasonably dry. Thanks to everyone who bought something along for our food bank appeal. We are collecting again next week and would love to increase our donation pile considerably, so please do bring along whatever you can and brighten someone else's Christmas.
 
We had an issue with the data from one of our scanners this weekend, and many of you have emailed to let us know many of our missing results. If you haven't had a result you were expecting, please do contact us (wimpoleestateoffice@parkrun.com) and we'll add you in.
 
290 people joined us on the weekend, and out of those 43 were first timers to Wimpole and 14 of those completed their first ever parkrun.
 
We had several significant runs. Louise Campbell and Abi Edwards both completed their 100th runs and there was fabulous cake and homemade dog biscuits! (Thank you!)
Frances Stanton, Emily Smith and Emma Bailey all completed their 50th runs - with Emma doing hers in particularly good style and crossing the line in first place! We also had Connie Goodwin who completed her 10th. Congratulations to all of you!
 
We were; as ever; very thankful to all of our volunteers - we do need at least 30 people a week, which is about 10% of our runners - so for our runners we hope that people could commit to helping every 1 in 10 runs. Nicki would love to hear from you this week.
 
On to our headlines, and I've already mentioned our fastest runner this week, who was Emma Bailey, who crossed the line in 18:32. Our fastest male this week was Paul Makowski (aka Maka) who crossed the line in second place in a time of 18:45. Our fastest male junior was Ciaran Burke (11-14) who finished in 20:35 and 8th place overall. Our fastest female junior was Emily Talbot, who was also our second female and crossed the line in 22:30.
 
Until next week ...
 
Debs and James
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 10,518 participants have completed 75,708 parkruns covering a total distance of 378,540 km, including 12,202 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,055 individuals have volunteered 8,055 times.