Saturday 18th January – short report & Ice warnings!

A short report this week (on the basis that I wasn’t there on Saturday until you lot had all finished!) – the Core team met after the run and have discussed what we’ll be up to over the coming weeks , so watch this space for details; there’s quite a lot of sporting events and International days that parkrun will be celebrating, so you’ll all get the chance to dress up accordingly!

Icy weather

Whilst the Ninesprings course is unlikely to flood to a point where runs will need to be cancelled, the paths do not get gritted so one thing that might stop us is icy weather – it was already a bit tricky on Saturday (and we had a couple of fallers..) so do think before coming if it is really frosty outside.

02 02 19 cancelledThis is what a frosty bridge looks like - this from last year's cancelled run, and if it looks like this, we'll cancel again!

Bear in mind that we’ll be needing thinking of 400- 500 runners and what might be fine for one or two runners’ safety might need further consideration for a mass event. The small bridge and the turns at either end of the course were all slippery on Saturday – there may be extra marshalling put into place and if you get asked to walk in places, please listen.

The Core team will carry out course inspections on a Saturday morning but this is only going to be at 8am and will post on the social media channels if there is to be a cancellation.

(The forecast for this Saturday is 9 degrees so we ought to be OK!)

ICE information

Different sort of ICE! One of the main provisions requiring runners to have a personal barcode is that this allows for you each to have In Case of Emergency contact information on you – which is important if you were to be involved in any sort of incident.

Marshals are being given new Incident report forms and will ask you for your barcode number in the event of any incident.

Please go to parkrun.com to make sure that your contact details are up to date.

The run

This week 441 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 66 were first timers and 89 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 40 volunteers:

pink ladies

Brian MOUNTJOY-ROW • Howard BAILEY • Benjamin MAHONEY • Georgina WILLIAMS-MAHONEY • Taryn MONKS • Martin CHAFFEY • Lynda CHAFFEY • Richard DODGE • Andrew DUNN • Kevin Arthur STENNER • Emily DAWSON • Robert EAGLE • Mike COLLINS • Jen SNAITH • Wes KENNY • Karen EAGLE • Lucy QUARTERMAN • Rosemary SHEPHERD • Karen CLOTWORTHY • Carol KNIGHT • Sarah QUARTERMAN • Christine GUNDRY • Debora WALKER • Emma HOWARD • Emma MULLIS • Marc POWELL • Timothy WILLIS • Claire BEDDOW • Ian STEVENSON • Natasha TURNER • Claire OBERTHUR • John LEWIS • Janet THOMAS • Richard SCEATS • Paula DOWDING • Gill WETHERALL • Abigail FARMER • Kelly MILLETT • Alice WINES • Isobel SHERRY

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

The female record is held by Daisy DAVIES who recorded a time of 18:36 on 1st January 2019 (event number 242).

The male record is held by Ian LEITCH who recorded a time of 15:13 on 6th April 2019 (event number 255).

The Age Grade course record is held by Sue NICHOLLS who recorded 91.82% (23:51) on 6th June 2015 (event number 80).

Yeovil Montacute parkrun started on 7th September 2013. Since then 11,279 participants have completed 77,378 parkruns covering a total distance of 386,890 km, including 12,645 new Personal Bests. A total of 828 individuals have volunteered 8,275 times.