Run Report 28 August 2021 – Event No 371

Thanks so much to Christine Rowley for today’s run report and also for barcode scanning and doing the first timers briefing.

”It was a lovely sunny morning for the Bank Holiday parkrun. West Park was gearing up around the big top for the 9.30 start of  Kidsfest - part of Wolverhampton’s  Relight Festival. However around the bandstand there was plenty of room for maintaining social distancing.
I had the pleasure of doing the First Timers’ briefing. Oddly, few attendees at the briefing were willing  to say where they came from - but we did have two runners from London, one from Cambridge and one from Telford.  One man said that, as he was from Poland, he had come the furthest. Had to disallow this claim as he does actually live in the UK. Nice try!
It was also my second time for barcode scanning. I was nervous about this the first time but I am now satisfied that it is virtually impossible to accidentally delete runners’  times!  It  is very easy - so do give it a go. It’s really quite fun and you get to put names to some familiar faces - or, if you like to peruse the results regularly- match faces to some familiar names. Our visitor from Cambridge, incidentally,  was well pleased with his PB. Finally, I asked one of the parkrun newcomers if he had enjoyed it. He thought that enjoyment was possibly too strong a word but promised that he would definitely come again…”

Congratulations to our runners today who achieved their milestones:

Hazel Flatley and Gareth Law both chalked up 50 runs.
And also to Jessica Yang who reached the 10 run milestone in the junior category.
Your Milestone T-shirts will be available soon.

This week 293 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Giovanna COOPER • Marion WILSON • Clive JUKES • Dolly HEVER • Paul James HAMMOND • Nerys JONES • Amy LEAVER • Denise DUKES • Hayley JARVIS • Martin NELLANY • David SMITH • Chris BAINES • Samantha PARKER • Maggie BREWIN • Tony TAVERNOR • Becky JOHNSON • Tracy CRESSWELL • Alastair MAIN • Christine ROWLEY • Kimberley SWANN • Sharon WRIGHT • Sharon ELSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wolverhampton parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Phil NICHOLLS who recorded a time of 14:42 on 8th June 2013 (event number 18).
The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 16:32 on 1st December 2018 (event number 297).
The Age Grade course record is held by Penelope Jane BARBER who recorded 90.62% (20:15) on 17th December 2016 (event number 198).
Wolverhampton parkrun started on 2nd February 2013. Since then 11,385 participants have completed 91,728 parkruns covering a total distance of 458,640 km, including 16,902 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,204 individuals have volunteered 6,893 times.