Celebrating our centenarian marshal – run report 683, 26 October 2019

We were saddened to hear the news that Anne Ambler, who often helped marshal with Peter Yates, has passed away, just a couple of months after her 100th birthday. She certainly holds the record for being our oldest marshal. Thanks to Peter for sharing her poem with us, she did love parkrun!

Well done to those who braved torrential rain and impromptu water features this week, and many thanks to our hardy volunteers who arrived early and left late to make sure we could all parkrun. There were more smiles than frowns as you splashed down the finish straight.

We had a message from Paul Tranter that he'd be running his 350th with us at his home parkrun come rain or shine. It turned out it was rain, so well done, Paul, lovely to see you!

Saturday also saw the launch of 5k Your Way, a support group for those living with and beyond cancer. They'll be joining us the last Saturday of each month.

Next week, the first Saturday of the month, there's an open invitation from Wrangthorn g Runners to join them over at the church afterwards for coffee and cake. They are also collecting old trainers and white, collarless tee-shirts for prisoners in Zimbabwe. We'll also be having pacers, so let us know if you can either pace, or there's a time you want to be paced to.

This week 253 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 43 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers. Claudia BAUER • Peter James YATES • Ken FOX • Caroline TOLAN • Robyn JOHNSON • Anne AKERS • Noel AKERS • Hannah METHERINGHAM • Louise BISSET • Sue LUMBY • Steven ALLEN • Chris WORFOLK • Millie WOOD • Fiona GERMAN • Tobias ADKINS • Lucy KEAR • Louise GARDHAM • Pritti MEHTA • Dean FRANCIS • Sam HUANG • Kate HENSHALL • John PRATT • Louise BOWLES • Meg BARKER • Joel LEWIS • Emily GILL • Joanne MCMANUS

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodhouse Moor parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 16:25 on 23rd July 2011 (event number 196).
The male record is held by Dan GARBUTT who recorded a time of 14:58 on 25th February 2012 (event number 229).
The Age Grade course record is held by Treena JOHNSON who recorded 96.49% (18:31) on 12th August 2017 (event number 521).

Woodhouse Moor parkrun started on 6th October 2007. Since then 25,095 participants have completed 198,336 parkruns covering a total distance of 991,680 km, including 33,114 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,979 individuals have volunteered 11,743 times.