Happy Birthday To Us As soon as I started singing I regretted it. In my mind I sound like the love child of Bryn Terfel and Jon Bon Jovi but I do suspect that in reality I sound like Cheryl Cole before digital enhancement, and my vocal chords reminded me of this immediately. But I bravely soldiered on and as you all joined in I think I was sufficiently drowned out. We had an incredible 215 parkrunners, smashing our previous best by 65, I am truly amazed at the turnout and I hope it stays that busy. We also gave out 10 t-shirts to Sophie Atkins, Charlie Fenton & Mel Wood. Congratulations to you all. Laura Fuller, yours is waiting for you! As for the race itself, it was easily won by Rob Baker, despite going off course at 1km as he followed the Movember 10k markings. Well done Rob Gareth
MiltonKeynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010, and since then 2,620 different runners, including participants from 165 athletics clubs, have completed 16,390 runs covering a total distance of 81,950 km, and there have been 4,007 new Personal Bests.
This week there were 149 runners braving the snow, of whom 14 were first timers and somehow 9 people recorded new Personal Bests! Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part. We had a number of celebrations prior to the run including some milestone T-shirts presented (well done Ami Gardner and Sam Bickle). There are still a number of T-shirts to be claimed so if you have earned one and not yet received it then let us know. We also had a very moo-ving and emotional moment with the presentation of the male points award. I will treasure it all year and try not to break it (or rather try and keep it away from my 3 year old!). Caroline Beechey wasn't there today to collect the female points trophy but should be along soon. Finally, and most importantly, we had a massive round of applause for the sterling efforts of Dean Sartin and Keith Curwood. They had somehow managed to run 23 parkrun laps in the previous 23 hours. The final lap to make it 24 in 24 hrs was completed in 32:09. Fantastic efforts guys! We had two people reach their 50 milestone T-shirts today, our parkrun event director Gareth SNELSON and Dean B. SARTIN. Well done! Remember you can only reach these sort of numbers by turning up, running and bringing your barcode! Unfortunately we had 7 unknowns today whose efforts in the snow won’t count towards their T-shirts. Huge thanks to this week's volunteers for standing around in the snow or putting the signs out