Pocket parkrun #19: Run Report

Josh Brunning · 09:00 Saturday, 20 October 2018

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This Saturday saw 173 people gather in Pocket park for the 19th parkrun. This week I wasn’t one of them but that doesn’t mean that I can’t bring you some analysis of the results this weekend. 30% of everyone walking, jogging or running finished with a new PB this week and 39 people completed Pocket parkrun for the first time, 17 of them participating in their first ever parkrun. Chris Butterworth was our first finisher this week running in a time of 18:13. He’s part of an illustrious list of 11 pocketeers who have finished first at every Pocket parkrun they’ve taken part in but becomes the first person to have run at multiple events and was the first finisher in both of them. This week’s female first finisher was a Junior by the name of Olivia Mead who ran a 20:59 at her first parkrun here in Pocket park. As well as being the first female finisher, she finished 2nd on the age-graded standings with a fantastic 73.87%. Tim Butterworth came top of the age grade rankings for the third week in a row. He achieved 80.31% and a new PB of 19:08. Today, our 1,600th different parkrunner in Pocket park crossed the finish line. Zoe Timbrell who finished in a time of 39:27 has that honour. It’s not always the fast ones that get the glory!

Round Results

Speaking of exact numbers, Beverley Clayton joined the 50 parkruns club this weekend! Thank you as always to our 26 volunteers without whom Pocket parkrun couldn’t happen: Becki Barnett, Steven Barnett, Natalie Bartlett, Kirstie Buck, Emily Bunting-Cleary, Karen Childerley, Tina Codling, Stephen Ferguson, Di Leckie, Norma Leckie, Ellen Lovatt, Steve Moore, Kirsty Rapley, Stephen Riches, Finley Roberts, Sonny Roberts, Barry Robinson, Helen Saxton, Charlotte Simpson, Harriett Simpson, Holly Simpson, Christopher Skepper, Laura Steed, Gareth Thomas, Sarah Tully and this week’s run director Kenny Leckie Don’t forget that next week will be the last week on the summer course and from the 3rd November we’ll be parkrunning on the winter course so go for a new PB! To see Stephen’s recent walk following the new route click here. The Weekly Links Roundup

Thanks to everyone who came out to support Pocket parkrun this weekend, whether you ran, walked, jogged, cheered or volunteered. If you’d like to volunteer next week (or any week) you can go to www.parkrun.org.uk/pocket/volunteer/ to find out more or email pockethelpers@parkrun.com to see what you can do. Until next week, DFYBC - (8 of you did this weekend) Josh First Published on the Pocket parkrun news page on 24th October 2018.

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