This week our 47 runners had fantastic weather again! Spring is most definitely here . In our 27 runs we still haven't had rain - snow does not count as there is something magical about running in gently falling snow (maybe it makes us all feel 7 again?).
In the pre-run briefing Run Director Claire told the 47 runners to be on the look-out for dogs, pushchairs and princesses - little did she know that Crown Princess Victoria was out for a walk in the park - complete with body guards, husband and pushchair! Maybe one week they'll join us....
This week we had 11 first timers and 15 of our regular runners recorded new Personal Bests. Welcome and well done to you! Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
As always, many thanks goes to our 8 volunteers: Claire WARD-PASSEY • Deri THOMAS • Luis NINO LOPEZ • Natasha MARASCHIN • Rosaria GALANTI • Svante WETTERLING • Wongani MWANZA • Wynand BOSHOFF. Remember parkrun only happen because of people volunteering. If you would like to help out one week then just let us know by replying to the e-mail or posting on our Facebook page - it's not scary (even timing!), and you do get to wear a lovely yellow vest
Now for the results!
Matthew LEWIS was first over the line in 17:34, Jens PAULSSON was second over the line in 17:43 and an unknown runner (with an equally speedy Staffordshire Bull Terrier) was third.
Eef VAN DONGEN was first over the line in 19:45, Riina KUUSELO was second in 20:14 and Rachel HAINES was third in 20:16.
As it is now spring some of you might want a parkrun challenge! You might want to be the Course Records Holder? Our Course Records are currently:
Fastest Man: Hector HAINES who recorded a time of 00:16:28
Fastest Woman: Catherine TAYLOR who recorded a time of 00:18:14
Age Graded Record: Gunnar DURÉN who recorded 82.83%
Hope to see you all on Saturday 9:30! Happy running in the beautiful spring sunshine
The Haga team