|Runners' Numbers Swell on Wormwood Scrubs|
First timers very welcome to join weekly Saturday park runs
Parkrun, January 23
It's all about Wormwood Scrubs regular James Spender this week: first over the line, top of the men's points table and second in the age grading. Nice one James, congratulations.
We had 57 runners join us this week with a bright sun high in the sky and blanket of fog enveloping the grass. It was a beautiful morning for a run. Given this time last year we were recording numbers around the 20s, we're thrilled with how many people are joining us for Wormwood Scrubs parkrun, we hope you all become regulars and join us every week, especially the 12 first timers!
Two runners recorded PBs this week - congratulations Andrew John Jackson and Louis Samuels.
Second over the line behind James today was Daniel SHARPE (SM25-29) (Unattached) in 21:16 and in third place Lars Gunnar KALVENES (SM25-29) (Unattached) in 22:04. Sian KIRK (SW25-29) of Swansea Harriers AC, was first female finisher, just 44 seconds behind Lars. Jessica PRIOR (SW20-24) of Imperial College Cross Country & AC was second female finisher in 24:40 and Andrea BROUGHTON (VW50-54) of Thames Valley Harriers, was third in 25:29.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition - still super tight this week:
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition - HOW CLOSE?:
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Many, many thanks to our volunteers this week, especially Kirstie Tew who is battling a nasty chest infection but still turned out to put the flags out and take photographs. Others giving us a critical helping hand were:
Ben LE ROUGETEL • Charlie LE ROUGETEL • Fraser BRYDSON • George Robert BARNES • Kirstie TEW • Louise BROWNE • Marion BRYDSON • Rachel WILLIS • Robert FERGUSON • Stephen HUTCHINSON
So many people give their time to volunteer week on week and we couldn't do it without you. It would be great to welcome more of you into the volunteer fold - if you can help, please do, parkrun is not possible without our volunteers. Just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great week.
Thanks very much to Bruce Li our visiting film maker on Saturday. Check out his film from a wet and muddy Wormwood Scrubs last Saturday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQdiIRCRQx8&feature=youtu.be
January 25, 2016