|Perfect Day for Running on Wormwood Scrubs|
Latest Parkrun includes returning champion and first timers
Parkrun 152 - May 3
It was a perfect day for running. The sky was clear, the sun was shining and the air was cool. A slight breeze, but that wasn’t really going to bother anybody. The course had transformed itself as if by magic into a running-friendly softish surface, courtesy of the recent rain, but without the mud and puddles of the winter months.
36 runners toed the starting line, including 8 first timers at the Scrubs. We were especially pleased to welcome back current male points champion Tim Barlow, who had brought along his three-month-old son Rafferty for his first Parkrun experience.
First runner home was Simon Hill in 19:34, followed by Geoffrey Keast in 19:40 and Gildas Braine from Queens Park Runners in 20:03. First lady home was Phillippa Keast in 20:23, followed by Andrea Broughton of Thames Valley Harriers in 22:42 and Camilla West of Ealing Eagles in 23:31.
Congratulations to Anthony Delaney, Camilla West, William Paynter, Laila Miles, Andrew Peaple and Annabel Andrew, all of whom ran personal bests today!
Thanks to the volunteers this week, without whom the Parkrun would not happen: Run Director Rob Ferguson, David Jackson, Gideon Reid, Paula Fitzpatrick and Rizwan Rauf. Thanks also to Nick Michael, who - in the absence of Marion and Fraser this week, off on a well-deserved break in Amsterdam - opened up the clubhouse, undertook the all-important task of putting on the urn so that we could all have refreshments after the race, and then served the teas and coffees.
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See you next week!
Parkrun 151 - April 26
Following a deluge in London on Friday, the ground was spike-friendly soft again at Wormwood Scrubs this weekend.
May 8, 2014