Event number 320
17th April 2021
Run #320 was treated to a nice crisp and sunny morning where over 200 runners turned up cheery-faced to get the weekend off to a fun and healthy start. Once the pre-race formalities were concluded, everyone respectfully lined up for the start with the faster runners positioning themselves at the front.
Today I brought my kids down as I think it is a great way for them to get exercise and see an awesome community event in action. However, getting them out the door and agreeing to go is not always easy – they are tough negotiators and once they discovered scooters and bikes are now not allowed, I ended up succumbing to agreeing to buy some fidgets (if you don’t know what these are, don’t ask and your life will be better for not knowing).
I think it is amazing (to me at least) as to how many people still have never heard of parkrun so I always try and spread the word - I have managed to get a few of my work colleagues into running via parkrun and they have never looked back. Also, one of my brothers had never been a runner and then after visiting me in NZ and doing a Millwater parkrun in 2014 , returned home and did his first in London. Six years later and he now runs with Sale Harriers in Manchester and runs sub-17 mins in his late 30s so sometimes you may find a hidden talent.
Congrats to all of those 27 runners who achieved a PB today; I must confess I am a little jealous as, after having completed over 200 runs, I still have just the single solitary PB form the first one
Speaking of confessions, I also have to admit that like Alistair’s in his report a few weeks ago, I also try to engineer choosing a location near a parkrun when I go away.
Finally just want to say that today was another wonderful run out and, for the record, my kids really enjoyed it
Thanks again to all the volunteers who make this great event happen and see you all next week!
This week 212 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Jack DONAGHY • Claire TAYLOR • Rhys SPYVE • Leona SPYVE • Cathy KIRKPATRICK • Luke KIRKPATRICK • Daniel HAROLD • Jessica DISCOMBE • Graeme STANLEY • Marlize MINNAAR • Nuria MCLEOD • Shaun COOPER • Daniel PLAYNE • Biliana KOSTOVA
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Millwater parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Katrina ANDREW who recorded a time of 17:28 on 7th December 2019 (event number 273).
The male record is held by Mark BOYCE who recorded a time of 15:46 on 28th November 2020 (event number 301).
The Age Grade course record is held by Christine ADAMSON who recorded 94.34% (21:29) on 12th December 2020 (event number 303).
Millwater parkrun started on 20th September 2014. Since then 3,748 participants have completed 33,579 parkruns covering a total distance of 167,895 km, including 5,200 new Personal Bests. A total of 358 individuals have volunteered 2,746 times.