Pocket parkrun #17: Run Report

Josh Brunning · 09:00 Saturday, 6 October 2018

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The drizzle and wind held off (mostly) on parkrun’s 14th birthday as 154 people gathered at the start of the 17th parkrun in Pocket Park. 35 people took part in this week’s event for the first time including 13 who ran their very first parkrun. 28 Juniors also joined us of whom 9 got PBs. Of the 123 adult runners, 33 achieved a new Pocket PB and Steve Moore, Andrew Johnson-Chapman and Barnaby Donohew all ran back-to-back PBs (both this week and last). Lynne Regan continued her streak of Pocket parkruns with a new PB of 29:21.

The first finisher this week was first timer Chris Butterworth in a time of 18:03 and our female first finisher Sophie Darling, another first timer, in 22:10. Sophie ran with her fiancée Thomas George following their engagement at Whistler parkrun in Canada! I think it’s also important to recognize the parkrunners with the highest age grade each week. Today, Tim Butterworth had the highest age grade with 78.80% and finished 2nd overall in a time of 19:30. So Son and Father finished 1st and 2nd this weekend.

Over 1,500 people have now run at Pocket parkrun since the event started back in June (1507 to be exact) and 305 people ran their first ever parkrun in Pocket park which is just over one in five.

Round Results

Of course the real heros of Pocket parkrun are this week’s 27 volunteers: Becki Barnett, Christopher Skepper, Di Leckie, Diane Hufford, Finley Roberts, Fiona Dew, Ian Payne, Jaimee Barker, James Edward Gamble, Joanna Makowska, Joanne Carrington, Katie Rush, Kirstie Buck, Kirsty Rapley, Laura Steed, Mark Crane, Max Carrington, Natalie Bartlett, Niamh Barker, Robert Thompson, Sonny Roberts, Steve Moore, Steven Barnett, Teresa Mcloughlin, Tony Hainsby, Trevor Hufford and this weeks run director, Caroline Holmes.

A massive shoutout to our resident results processor Steve Moore who managed to get those times uploaded in less than 100 minutes from when our tail walker, Robert Thompson, crossed the finish line!

The Weekly Links Roundup

Thank you to everyone who came to Pocket parkrun this weekend, whether you ran, jogged, walked, volunteered or supported. If you supported, why not volunteer? You could a marshal (or anything else) by emailing pockethelpers@parkrun.com and you can still support your parkrunner while helping out! Of course, anyone can volunteer by getting in touch by email or on facebook.

Until next Saturday,

DFYBC - (Only 3 of you did this weekend!)


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