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67 join parkrun on cool and hazy October morning
Saturday morning was rather hazy and cool, with the promise of sunshine later. Perfect for running two-and-a-bit laps of the Scrubs!
Hero of the hour was Hugh Fraser, who last week had personally filled in the potholes on the course, and had done another quick repair job this week. Thanks very much, Hugh – we’re going to ask the Council to take ongoing responsibility for keeping the potholes under control.
Parkrun 225 - September 26
Today dawned bright and sunny – perfect running conditions for our parkrun. As 55 runners gathered on the startline to be briefed by run director Debbie Peters-Mill, the word was that the massive potholes near the back straight of the course had been filled in. And yes, they had – main hazard successfully removed! In fact, the course is pretty good at the moment: quite soft and not yet too slippy. Doesn’t stop it being a challenging run, though!
First over the line today was Thomas Mitchell, a parkrun first-timer, in 18:10. He was followed by Scrubs regular Christian Nielsen, in a new PB of 18:20 and Dylan Kennedy in 18:30. First woman over the line was Andrea Broughton of Thames Valley Harriers, in 23:26, followed by Sarah Taylor in 24:31 and Karen Svendsen in a new PB of 26:13. Well done, everyone!
The highest age grade of the day, 74.45%, was achieved by Christian Nielsen.
There were only three new PBs today – in addition to Christian and Karen, a new PB of 26:36 was achieved by Ghassem Maqsudi. Well done!
There’s a long way to go yet, but the current standings are as follows. Female points table:
Male points table:
Thanks to this week’s volunteers:
We rely on volunteers, so if you’d like to get involved in volunteering at the Wormwood Scrubs parkrun, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck to all those running the Ealing half marathon tomorrow!
Happy running and see you next week!
July 20, 2015