Flaxmere parkrun Event number #81, 1st May 2021
Kindly written by Nikola Bass
This year autumn has bought some very settled weather, however this week saw the first major frost of the year. Saturday dawned fresh with the perfect temperature for a run – cool but warmer than expected following the earlier frosts – and bringing with it new hopes and aspirations for our next parkrun.
This week 57 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom there were 6 first timers. As John Bingham said ‘The miracle is not that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.’ Just showing up is a win as we all make our own way around the fabulous Flaxmere Park track with the brown and red autumn leaves disappearing underfoot. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part today.
Well done to the eight park runners who recorded a personal best this week. An extra special congratulations to Darren & Louis on both achieving your 50th parkrun milestones – what an incredible achievement. Something for us newer park runners to aim for. Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Flaxmere parkrun Results Page.
The event was made possible by 9 volunteers and we thank them for their time today – Nneka OKONTA, Martin O'SULLIVAN, Andrew JONES, Keith VINCENT, Richard MILLS, Melissa THORBURN, Amber THORBURN, Jeffrey DOOLAN and Nikola BASS. You all make these run’s possible – thank you. Flaxmere parkrun started on 15th June 2019, which means our second birthday run is fast approaching – keep an eye out for details coming for how we will celebrate in the coming weeks. Since beginning in 2019 919 participants have completed 4,679 parkruns covering a total distance of 23,395 km, including 830 new Personal Bests. A total of 134 individuals have volunteered 683 times.
The female record is held by Eva GOODISSON who recorded a time of 18:25 on 10th August 2019 (event number 9). The male record is held by Anthony JACKSON who recorded a time of 16:50 on 25th December 2020 (event number 62). The Age Grade course record is held by Eric PHIMISTER who recorded 83.48% (20:53) on 30th November 2019 (event number 25).