WRC Maldon Parkrun Takeover – Thank You!
8 October 2016 - By Anita Grainger
On a fresh autumn morning Witham Running Club took over the volunteering for Maldon Parkrun for the day. We provided pacers from 20 to 34 minutes at 2 minute intervals with the award for the most accurate going to Bill Smythe as the 26 minute pacer, finishing right on the nose! The presence of pacers seemed to help runners achieve PBs giving them something or rather someone to focus on, follow or generally just try and hang onto! 76 new PBS were achieved, fabulous! Usually there are around 35-50.
The club provided a friendly atmosphere in the spirit of parkrun and hope that everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did! Looking at the focus on some of our pacers was highly amusing as they were trying to stay on target pace and not revert to their normal speed. Our volunteers had fun offering lots of encouragement and smiles, with Tracey Denby in her element keeping everyone in check at the finish as funnel manager.
Our pacers did an awesome job and came in pretty much on time
20 min – Scott Darney 19.56
22 min – Andy Lager 22.10
24 Mins – David Hunt 23.56
26 Mins – Bill Smythe 26.00
28 mins – Simon Scott 28.01
30 mins – Vicky Hunt 29.20
32 mins – Bob Taylor 32.12
34 mins – James Blackshaw 33.39
Thanks to everyone for taking part today (listed below for reference) there were 285 runners that turned and we didn’t lose any of them which is good . Here’s to the next parkrun takeover!
|Run Director – Parkrun||Belinda Amner|
|Volunteer Co-ordinator – Parkrun||Bob Gear|
|Volunteer Co-ordinator – WRC||Anita Grainger|
|Pre-event Setup||Stewart Waller|
|Pre-event Setup||Jo Smythe|
|Pre-event Setup||Brigid Lager|
|Pre-event Setup||Andy Lager|
|Pre-event Setup||Colleen Rae|
|Tail Runner||Ross Silverton|
|Funnel Manager||Tracey Denby|
|Finish Tokens||Jo Smythe|
|Barcode Scanning||Louise Pascoe|
|Barcode Scanning||David Emerick|
|Barcode Scanning||Naomi Emerick|
|Barcode Scanning||Anne Johnson|
|Run Report Writer||Anita Grainger|