Greetings fellow parkrunners – here is the run report for the 4th August 2018.
Last Saturday we entered our 8th month since the initial Hasenheide parkrun and it was a total contrast from the bitter freezing January weather as the latest event saw us in the extremes of a heatwave.
Yes dear friends, a total of 86 participants joined us for our 31st parkrun and apart from those depths of winter weather it presented the most challenging of conditions to date.
Of the 86 participants, there were 38 first timers (in Berlin) and 13 people recorded personal best times!
As usual, the majority of the participants were overseas visitors to Berlin and of those visitor, representatives of 17 clubs took part. Although many of you wrote on our visitor board, I have to confess that being caught up in impromptu birthday celebrations in the café afterwards, I forgot to make a note of the details – so unfortunately I am unable to mention any of you, however . . . you know who you are!
We are of course grateful to the dedicated volunteers who made this event possible and they are:
Jamie, James, Steven, Karin, Helen, Nisa, Johannes, Carolin, Jonas, Günther, Konstantin, Maxie and Maria.
Staying on the subject of the volunteers, they all did such a brilliant job, but I have to give a special mention to Johannes and Konstantin who set the course markers up in such stifling conditions – great effort! As with all parkruns, we constantly need you to come forward and fill the volunteer roster. Remember - without the volunteers, there can be no parkrun!
Special mention from today`s parkrun? Well that has to go to Adam Scrimshaw from Gedling parkrun in Nottingham, England. Adam is 9 years old and has already completed 75 parkruns! So it was an honor for us that he chose to visit Hasenheide.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hasenheide parkrun Results Page. The male record is held by Alexander Jakob DAUTEL who recorded a time of 15:55 on 10th February 2018 (event number 6). The female record is held by Alice MCGUSHIN who recorded a time of 18:52 on 7th April 2018 (event number 14). The Age Grade course record is held by Klaus GOLDAMMER who recorded 86.54% (19:34) on 16th June 2018 (event number 24).
Hasenheide parkrun started on 6th January 2018. Since then 1,344 participants have completed 2,439 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,195 km, including 405 new Personal Bests.
Finally I would like to thank the Hasenheide parkrun team and volunteers, together with those runners who joined us at the Café Blume, for making a special birthday celebration for me – I am truly grateful