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Charlotte Le Rougetel reports on the latest parkruns
There was an exciting mix of apprehension and adrenaline from some of our parkrunners at Wormwood Scrubs this morning – those runners being the amazing athletes that will be tackling the London Marathon tomorrow. Please don't be nervous Andrea, Martin and James – you will be amazing and we're all rooting for you.
You can check out the photographs from this week on our Flickr Page . Also, thank you Kirstie TEW for serving in the club house.
Parkrun 202 - April 18
We hit a half-century at Wormwood Scrubs this weekend for the first time in a while as 50 runners joined us for our 202nd parkrun. The sun was shining, but the wind was also blowing – pretty perfect running weather.
Seven first timers toed the start line with the regulars – we love welcoming new runners to Wormwood Scrubs, we hope you enjoyed running with us and that you’ll return again soon. A special mention to Peter Reupke who came back to the Scrubs for the first time since June and managed to knock two seconds off his PB time.
Run director Ben Le Rougetel started proceedings with two declarations – a big happy birthday to Andrea Broughton who is preparing for the London Marathon next Sunday and an announcement from Martin Gillies that he was going to smash fellow even director’s parkrun PB of 18:35. He did indeed break his record, nailing a time of 18:32 into the bargain – sorry Rob! Martin is also in training for London. Good luck both of you.
Ben also reminded the field just how important the role of volunteers is and how much we need and appreciate parkrunners to come forward and help out each week. Without volunteers there won’t be a parkrun, it’s as simple as that. So if you can help out, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Major rounds of applause to this week’s heroes: Ben LE ROUGETEL • Charlotte LE ROUGETEL • Fraser BRYDSON • Manuel CORRIENTE • Martin GILLIES • Peter JORDAN • Sunday BOVILL-BELLIENI • William PAYNTER.
The ‘Scrubbers’ continued to go on tour this weekend – me, Kirstie Tew and William Paynter all headed west on Sunday for the Thames Towpath 10 organised by West 4. A fabulous fast and flat along the river and around Richmond and Kew with the team recording some great times – all ahead of meeting up again at Hackney on 10 May for the half marathon.
While Martin may have ‘smashed’ Rob’s time, he was ‘only’ third over the line. In first place was William DAVIES in 18:12 followed by Dylan KENNEDY in 18:26. First female was the fabulous junior runner Rosie VALLANCE of Thames Valley Harriers in 21:56.
Riz may have missed the run this weekend thanks to a cold, but he’s still standing strong at the top of the men’s points table with 3332 pts. He’s followed by Peter JORDAN 3155 pts – just two runs between them! - and
Over on the women’s points table, things look like this: Charlotte LE ROUGETEL has 3307 pts, Marion BRYDSON has 2781 pts and
Talking of year ends, our third anniversary is on 13th June – just eight weeks away!
Final word – congratulations to all 14 runners who secured a PB this week – nice running!
Have a good week.