worthing parkrun event #202: 16th October 2021

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It was a rainy start at #worthingparkrun number 202 as the pre-event set up team (pictured above) took shelter (somehow) from the rain.

This week 328 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

This week Claire Wallace (pictured below) and Ian Foster celebrated their 50th run milestone - congratulations to you both.

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A huge congratulations also to Michael Rix; while he has run 380 - yes 380 parkruns! Today Michael celebrated his 100th Worthing parkrun.  An amazing commitment Michael, congratulations.

Now, we often shine a spotlight on our amazing volunteers in the parkrun report, and today, there is no doubt that we need to celebrate the contribution made this morning by Freddie (aged 11) and Bertie (aged 9).  Their energy, passion, enthusiasm and sheer joy at being involved in the event, is a reminder to us all that parkrun is not just about the running.  Thank you Freddie & Bertie, you were simply amazing today.

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And our final thoughts for this week are with Uncle RamJam, never be intimidated by the shirt, it's the taking part that counts!

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We hope you all enjoyed this morning, and thank you as always for making Worthing parkrun so special. To all of you running tomorrow's Great South Run we wish you the very best of luck.

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The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Doris MILLS • Duncan ANDERSON • Colin TURNER • Pete OKINES • Belinda ROBINSON • Steven YOUNG • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Dana GARDINER • Claire WILSON • Jamie DAWSON • Chris MCALEES • Mark FUHRMANN • John ROBINSON • Les PEARCE • Clare KENNARD • Ian SCHIFFER • Christopher TAMS • Val SMITH • Sharon BELTON • Mike BELTON • Chiara BALLARD • Chris Cheesy HUTCHINSON • Ken HORN • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Helen COLLIS • James BELTON • Margo HOLLINGDALE

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 11,192 participants have completed 76,888 parkruns covering a total distance of 384,440 km, including 13,654 new Personal Bests. A total of 767 individuals have volunteered 5,742 times.