This week we are grateful to Jack BACON who wrote to us asking if he could write our run report. It's another role that gives you a volunteer credit, so why not give it a go.
Over to you Jack
#207 Calm conditions made for a super, speedy Saturday among the
Some of the county’s quickest runners took advantage of the favourable forecast
and travelled to Worthing seafront as the top 27 battled to a collective sub 19-
But the action didn’t just stop towards the front, as many as 100 participants felt
the need for speed and went on to register personal bests.
A healthy turnout of 472 parkrunners were rewarded for their efforts with mild
temperatures and light winds on a day where the fast, flat course stayed true to
its billing and inspired friendly competition throughout the field.
Congratulations to BEN SHORT of Crawley Athletic Club, who claimed the club
honours and a p1 finish in an exceptional time of 15:36. Representing South
London Harriers, tourist SUSAN McDONALD was the fastest woman to cross in
the line in 18 th place with a time of 18:29. Notable mentions also go out to
FIONA VILES and GARY VILES, the pair, representing Horley and Crawley
respectively, have remarkably racked up more than 800 parkruns combined!
Out of the 25 juniors in attendance, a big well done goes to Worthing & District
Harriers’ ETHAN NEALE following his p17 finish in a time of 18:20.
Congratulations to the nine parkrun enthusiasts who all achieved individual
milestones, especially ANTON A (21:29) and HELEN BERETTA (28:35) on
completing their 100 th event. Elsewhere, joining the 50 club are the trio of JAMES
TICEHURST (18:12), SARAH CUTLER (33:08) and Steven Deans (34:39).
Meanwhile, eager to order the newly introduced, 25 run purple t-shirt will be
MATT JUSTICE (22:05, CHRIS BOND (26:08), ANDY SAYCH (26:17) and NICKY
SHAW (33:13). Shoutouts go to the 15 individuals who got their first taste of
parkrun on Saturday, we hope you enjoyed the experience and hopefully look
forward to welcoming you back many more times.
As ever, a massive, heartfelt thank you goes to all of the volunteers who make
this event possible week in, week out. You were relentless in your vocal support
and clapping throughout the run which really does make such a difference to us
all. Thank you for giving up your time to motivate us, you’re all hugely
appreciated. I for one am enjoying contributing now and again through barcode
scanning and run reporting. It’s important we don’t take it for granted that each
Saturday’s event is guaranteed to take place. And so I’d urge everyone to
volunteer at least once during the year and encourage your parkrun family and
friends to do the same.
Today was my fourth visit to Worthing parkrun and I was thrilled to clock a
modest PB (28:42). The out and back flat course is a favourite of mine and I’m
benefitting from my new routine of running three times a week to get myself in
shape for my Saturday 5k fix. I look forward to keeping it up during the winter
months and reap the rewards of living a fitter and stronger lifestyle.
Well done to everyone on their run and for being a part of event no. 207 – aka
Thanks Jack, we look forward to you returning again soon. Remember if you want to try your hand as writing our run report, just drop us a line at email@example.com
Great to see visitors from Personify Fitness & Crawley Run Club (CRC)
Today the following milestones were celebrated
Wendy RIXON (pictured above in the sunglasses) - celebrating her 50th milestone, along with:
- James TICEHURST
- Steven DEANS
- Sarah CUTLER
Celebrating their 100th milestone today were Anton A. (pictured above) and
- Alison BICKERS
- Helen BERETTA
Congratulations to you all - great job!
And finally this week's run notes from our very own, very talented Uncle Ramjam
Today's event was made possible by 34 amazing volunteers:
Maureen STEPHENS • Steve EASTTY • Robert COPPER • Pete OKINES • Jo SQUIRE • Belinda ROBINSON • John PURSGLOVE • Steven YOUNG • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Julie DAY • Dana GARDINER • Claire WILSON • Marilyn KEMP • Jamie DAWSON • Sue COOPER • John ROBINSON • Ian SCHIFFER • Christopher TAMS • Sharon BELTON • Alan BOXALL • Mike BELTON • Chris Cheesy HUTCHINSON • Susan KIMPTON • Dixon Maurice DILLEY • Hayden CHRISTMAS • Ethan NEALE • Ken HORN • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Helen COLLIS • Jack BACON • Billie DAY • James BELTON • Margo HOLLINGDALE
Today's full results and 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 11,411 participants have completed 78,774 parkruns covering a total distance of 393,870 km, including 14,001 new Personal Bests. A total of 780 individuals have volunteered 5,905 times.