September has come and gone, the nights and mornings are now getting darker and there are now only 12 more parkruns before Christmas.
The turnout for parkrun in 2019 has been remarkable and I take my hat off (if I had a hat) to every single one of you that has got out at 9am (9:30am for viewers in Scotland) and got round the 5k. At the end of September we are at 2305 runs and are only 56 short of matching the whole of 2018!!
September was a 4 parkrun month with:
236 parkruns [Avg: 59 per Parkrun] were completed. Which is 734 miles (1,180km) in total. To give you an idea of the distance, it is the same as driving from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin via Dam Square in Amsterdam
37 different courses were run, including 2 overseas in at Hasenheide in Germany and a huge congratulations to Claire Tither for doing a honeymoon run at the East Coast parkrun in Singapore.
43 new personal bests set. Which is a remarkable 18% of parkruns ending up in a PB.
The fastest times and best age-grade performances were:
Anna Begbie posted the quickest female run with a 20:58 at Warrington on 14th September
The fastest male was Jack Antrobus with a brilliant time of 17:13 in Widnes on 7th September.
Jack also took the top male age grade performance with a 77.06% at the Widnes parkrun on 7th September.
The top female age grade performance was an amazing 71.78% by Anna at Widnes on 7th September.
The top 5 courses in August were:
Warrington: 112 with 21 PB’s
Widnes: 44 with 7 PB’s
Phoenix: 11 with 1 PB
Tawd Valley: 8 with 1 PB
Pennington Flash: 7 with 0 PB’s
Biggest Turnout (Single Event)
37 at Warrington on 14th September
Biggest Turnout (weekend)
70 on 14th September
28th September – 18 Different parkruns
Most PBs in a Weekend
13 – 14thSeptember