Parkrun 2019: End of year report

It’s been another good year for parkrun for our family. This year has seen my mum get back to doing the occasional parkrun (she did a couple in 2016 and hadn’t done it since) and my niece and nephew do their first parkruns. My daughter and younger son did more runs than ever and I literally missed one run all year.

My family has also started to do a bit of volunteering. Before this year, I was the only one who had ever volunteered. It is so important for everyone to do their bit and put something back from time to time.

So here’s our parkrun end of year report for 2019… (I don’t have the best age category and gender positions for everyone, as parkrun doesn’t include those in its summaries for an individual runner.)

Me

Number of runs: 54 (it is possible to do 55 parkruns in a year!)

Number of different events: – 11 – Home, Stonehouse, Gloucester City, Gloucester North, Worcester, Ashton Court, Eden Project, Weymouth, Stratford-upon-Avon, King George V Playing Field, Eastville

Milestones reached this year: 0

Best time this year: 23:12

Best gender position: 2 (20th overall – at home parkrun!)

Age category: VW45-49

Best age category position: 1

Number of times volunteering: 5

 

parkrun, running, selfie, 365

 

Husband

Number of runs: 50

Number of different events: – 13 – Home, Stonehouse, Gloucester City, Gloucester North, Worcester, Ashton Court, Eden Project, Weymouth, Northwich, Stratford-upon-Avon, King George V Playing Field, Eastville, Brueton Park

Milestones reached this year: 0

Best time this year: 20:31 (PB)

Best gender position: 14

Age category: VM45-49

Best age category position: 1

Number of times volunteering: 2

 

18 year old son

Number of runs: 1

Number of different events: 1

Milestones reached this year: 0

Best time this year: 25:49

Best gender position: 169

Age category: JM15-17, then SM18-19

Best age category position: 3

Number of times volunteering: 0

 

16 year old son

Number of runs: 19

Number of different events: 3 – Home, Eden Project, Weymouth

Milestones reached this year: 50th parkrun

Best time this year: 21:22 (PB)

Best gender position: 44

Age category: JM15-17

Best age category position: 2

Number of times volunteering: 1

 

Family, parkrun, Eden Project parkrun, Son, Daughter, Husband

 

Daughter

Number of runs: 38

Number of different events: – 3 – Home, Eden Project, Stratford-upon-Avon

Milestones reached this year: 100th parkrun

Best time this year: 28:55

Best gender position: 57

Age category: JW11-14

Best age category position: 5

Number of times volunteering: 2

 

Daughter, Friends, parkrun, volunteering, 365, The year 8 challenge

 

Dad

Number of runs: 40

Number of different events: 1

Milestones reached this year: 100th parkrun

Best time this year: 36:46 (PB)

Age category: VM70-74

Number of times volunteering: 0

 

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Sister

Number of runs: 18

Number of different events: 3 – Home, Eden Project, Lincoln

Milestones reached this year: 50th parkrun

Best time this year: 27:51

Age category: VW35-39

Number of times volunteering: 2

 

Brother-in-law

Number of runs: 20

Number of different events: 3 – Home, Eden Project, Lincoln

Milestones reached this year: 0

Best time this year: 22:38

Age category: SM30-34, then VM35-39

Number of times volunteering: 1

 

Mum

Number of runs: 3

Number of different events: 1

Milestones reached this year: 0

Best time this year: 49:08

Age category: VW70-74

Number of times volunteering: 0

 

Niece

Number of runs: 6

Number of different events: 3 – Home, Eden Project, Lincoln

Milestones reached this year: 0

Best time this year: 43:03

Age category: JW10

Number of times volunteering: 2

 

Nephew

Number of runs: 6

Number of different events: 3 – Home, Eden Project, Lincoln

Milestones reached this year: 0

Best time this year: 43:03

Age category: JM10

Number of times volunteering: 0

 

So that’s our statistics for this year. How do they compare to last year? You can check out our stats for 2018 here

Author: Sarah Mummy

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6 Comments

  1. I love that you all do it. N does cross country club at school but their cross country competitions at primary are only about 900m for his age group. I’m not sure he’d make the full 5k. I certainly wouldn’t. But then running has been been my thing since my fluky 6th place in 3rd year secondary inter tutor run. The nex year i got my mum to write a sick note so i didn’t have to run!

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    • Even at secondary school, cross country is incredibly short. A lot of places do a Junior Parkrun at 9.30am on a Sunday morning, which is a 2k run. Kids can run on their own at a junior one. N might enjoy that!
      That’s very funny about the sick note. I would have been buzzing if I’d got a good place like that. Once I came 2nd in the school 1500m and I was so excited.

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  2. This is so brilliant! I think it is fantastic that your family do it and your extended family too. It is brilliant that you have inspired them all to get involved too.

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    • Thank you! I’m so proud of my family for going along whenever they can, particularly my dad, who is approaching 75 and rarely misses a week.

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    • Thanks very much. Most of us love it, especially me, my husband and my dad. My sister and brother-in-law love it too, but it’s harder for them to run regularly with small children, but they do it as often as they can.

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