worthing parkrun event #200: 2nd October 2021

It makes me motivated to run faster than I do on my own. . (1080 x 1080 px)

Well done to everyone who braved the elements and joined us to celebrate our 200th worthing parkrun and parkrun’s 17th birthday.

It was great to see 364 people run, jog or walk the course, great to see so many of you in fancy dress. This morning 26 of you were new to Worthing parkrun, and 53 of you recorded new Personal Bests, with 32 different running clubs taking part.

During the week and as a build-up to our special 200th parkrun, we asked how parkrun made you feel.  Here's a sample of some of your comments, thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts.

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Some special shout out’s for this morning;

  • Lloyd PALMER, congratulations on your 100th parkrun; wear your black shirt with pride!

Lots of people celebrating their 50th parkrun this week

  • Elliot CRATHERN
  • Sarah PALMER
  • Jeremy RANDELL
  • Hayden CHRISTMAS, this weekend Hayden has a double celebration as tomorrow he will be marking his 50th volunteering milestone.

Thank you for the Chocolates Hayden !


Sticking with our fantastic volunteer tribe this week. Ben & Sue SWANN will celebrate the 50th time of sorting tokens with worthing parkrun. A fantastic achievement and equates to about 20,000 tokens that they have sorted for worthing parkrun - you guys are amazing.



To view a gallery of the photos that were taken today view our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/worthingparkrun

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Today’s event was made possible by 32 amazing volunteers:

Duncan ANDERSON • Pete OKINES • Lesley CARD • Belinda ROBINSON • Chris SLOGGETT • Paul WOODCOCK • Ian MACARA • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Julie DAY • Roy BARRACLOUGH • Claire WILSON • Marilyn KEMP • Jamie DAWSON • John ROBINSON • Clare KENNARD • Ian SCHIFFER • Karen MEALING • Val SMITH • Sharon BELTON • Mike BELTON • Chris Cheesy HUTCHINSON • Susan KIMPTON • Rhiannon PADGETT • Biff BAKER • Ken HORN • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Alison CHAPLAIN • Helen COLLIS • James BELTON • Margo HOLLINGDALE • Jasper SLOGGETT

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Worthing parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 16:59 on 16th July 2016 (event number 6).

The male record is held by Jake WIGHTMAN who recorded a time of 14:43 on 25th May 2019 (event number 150).

The Age Grade course record is held by Elspeth TURNER who recorded 96.22% (18:06) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 126).

Worthing parkrun started on 11th June 2016. Since then 11,132 participants have completed 76,250 parkruns covering a total distance of 381,250 km, including 13,554 new Personal Bests. A total of 763 individuals have volunteered 5,680 times.

We like stats here at worthing parkrun HQ, today saw us go over 76,000 finishers at Worthing since we started back in 2016;  I wonder how long it will take us to hit 100,000