Thanks to Nick Davies from Gunnersbury PR for the report
Despite the threat of rain and with conditions somewhat slippery and muddy underfoot, another Saturday in west London meant a crowd of 135 descending on Wormwood Scrubs for their latest parkrun adventure to run, walk or jog 5km with visitors from Maidstone, Portsmouth Lakeside, Crane Park and Bushy Park adding to locals and first timers. Well done to everyone for completing another parkrun.
There are no winners at parkrun but there are first finishers - sadly we can't congratulate the first over the finishing line as they didn't bring their barcode to scan, one of 13 people to show up as "unknown" this week... #DFYB everyone! Congratulations to Gordon LOW and Emily DUDGEON as the first male and female with barcodes across the line!
13 was also the number for amount of shiny new PB's set today, impressive given the conditions underfoot were by no means perfect. Congratulations to all but special mention to Rizwan RAUF for getting back to back personal bests after 307 parkruns, 294 of which have been here at Wormwood... giving hope to us all that PB's can still come after all those runs! Rizwan's latest PB means that more than nine and half minutes have been taken off his first ever run time, a truly brilliant effort! Well done too, to David WANG with his 3rd PB in his last 4 parkruns, to Wormwood regular Megan ADAMS for breaking the 24 minute barrier and Carl SLOAN who has shaved 6 minutes off his first parkrun time in only 4 visits. Statistical result of the day goes to first time visitor Jon BIRCH who achieved the aesthetically pleasing time of 28.09 on the 28th of September.
Congratulations are due to Russell KELLEWAY on achieving the 100 parkrun milestone (79 of them here at Wormwood Scrubs) as well as Gill TAMPLIN and Megan SIVA for joining the 50 parkrun club. We look forward to seeing you all in your new milestone shirts soon! The most important milestone however is the completion of your first parkrun and today we had 6 people doing just that; well done to Louis WILLIAM, Ludovic MANLEY, Elaine MULLAN, Sophie SMITH, Jack WRIGHT and Jun ZHANG - we hope you enjoyed your first parkrun, see you again next Saturday?
Thanks as ever to the wonderful volunteers - it is probably said (rightly) in every run briefing by every Run Director each and every week but without volunteers parkrun simply wouldn't happen. There are gaps in the roster for the upcoming weeks, why not try your hand and help out? Click the link above this report marked "volunteer" and then "getting involved" to learn about the different types of volunteer roles, or ask the team at the next parkrun you do... or if you spot one you fancy, simply check under "future roster" to see when it is next needed and email the team. There are even several options that also allow you to run, walk or jog so you wouldn't have to miss out on doing a parkrun if you help with the set up, tidying up afterwards, tail walking or even typing a run report...
This week 135 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:
Nick MICHAEL • Nick DAVIES • Ben LE ROUGETEL • Marion BRYDSON • Fraser BRYDSON • Paul WOODGATE • Peter JORDAN • Amy INGRAM • Craig GUNN • James AKER • Tsz Yu MA
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wormwood Scrubs parkrun Results Page.