The better weather this week attracted a higher turn out at Ham Hill Parkrun. As Tail Walker, Mike saw a different view of the event. He came into the funnel at 207th, encouraging those near the back to keep going. Richard Gandy tried Ham Hill for the first time, regulars Sue, Liz and Colin also took part and ran well. There will be one last run at Ham Hill, before it moves back to the Montacute House on 3rd March.
John tells me it was cool and a little windy at Burnham. His first Parkrun there, he ran an impressive sub 19 minutes, finishing 9th and topping our table. This week Burnham had organised pacers for 21,23,25,27,30,35 & 40 minutes. The results show a huge 83 PBs out of the 297 runners, suggesting having pacers does push people to run that bit faster. Shelly Romans paced to the 40 minute target. She was pleased to have helped one runner to his PB. Mark was another runner achieving a PB with a speedy 21:07 Dave also achieved a respectable percentage. To the relief of the organisers, there were no timing issues this week.
Nick ran his 28th Solihull Brueton Parkrun. There was a slight change of route due to soggy paths and the regular slow start with 500 runners.
Longrun Parkrun had a Valentine’s theme at their event and Shepton had their ‘Junior takeover day’.
For statistical nerds, here are some facts from last Saturday’s UK Parkruns:
Cardiff becomes the fourth UK parkrun to join the four-digit-club (after Bushy, Cannon Hill and Southampton).
Biggest parkruns: Bushy Park (1249), Cardiff (1192), Southampton (1031), Poole (733), Cannon Hill (701), Newcastle (651), Sheffield Hallam (642), Tooting Common (641), Coventry (628), Black Park (619).