Churchill parkrun - Event number 121 - 21st April 2018
What a beautiful day for a parkrun!
77 enthusiastic runners and 9 fantastic volunteers came out on this sunny saturday morning to run, walk, jog, volunteer, stretch, talk, laugh and catchup down at our lovely Eel Hole Creek course.
Jill Dixon, our tailwalker for the day, quietly achieved the ever so important accomplishment of joining the 25 Volunteer club. Volunteers are the backbone of parkrun and each weeks event would not be possible without them. Well done Jill! Thankyou also to our other volunteers on this occasion - Debbie, Heather, Kevin, Penny, Verity, Linda and Louie.
Des Paynter, another quiet achiever, also ran his 50th run at this event and is now part of the 50 club. Great work Des! Des regularly runs with a pram (an amazing accomplishment in itself given our non sealed, hilly course!) so it is wonderful to see the next generation of parkrunners grow up thinking saturday mornings are all about parkrun! We look forward to Dylan showing us his little running legs soon alongside mum and dad. #parkrunkids
A minor issue this week into the start of the run, meant that we were able to utilise the parkrun volunteer app for barcode scanning. Many parkrunners are not aware that this app even exists, however as a team, we are familiar with it and happy for anyone to give it a go when they are participating either within a timekeeper or barcode scanning role. Verity was amazingly adaptable today and found how easy it was to use. You can download it for yourself on the App Store.
Seth will be your run director this week.
Until next time, Ill see you all out on the course.
This week 77 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:
Heather FARLEY • Debbie FLETCHER • Lani CROPLEY • Penny YOUNG • Linda REED • Kevin YOUNG • Jill DIXON • Louie VAN EYK • Verity KEITH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Churchill parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Sarah LEWIS who recorded a time of 19:18 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 86).
The male record is held by Andre WARING who recorded a time of 15:56 on 7th October 2017 (event number 91).
The Age Grade course record is held by Heather FARLEY who recorded 82.01% (24:00) on 1st April 2017 (event number 64).
Churchill parkrun started on 23rd January 2016. Since then 1,079 participants have completed 8,738 parkruns covering a total distance of 43,690 km, including 1,605 new Personal Bests.