Volksgarten parkrun #41

Volksgarten parkrun
Event number 41
1st February 2020

This week 18 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.  There were visitors from Leeds, Manchester and Maastricht.

It was the first time since Volksgarten parkrun was launched in May 2019 that we had serious rain on a Saturday morning - The rain was heavy all morning, meaning the course was already quite wet and full of puddles at 8 AM when we we set up the course.

"action shot" of rain and puddles

It rained during the event, and the puddles got worse.  It was not a day for personal bests at all - there were in fact 0 of them.

In an attempt to make the event as short as possible - The tailwalker and one of the event directors started to clear the course during their second lap. It was still raining.  Should say that despite "the weather" a good time was had by all.


multi tasking - tail walking and clearing the course

The event was made possible by 12 amazing volunteers:

Rebecca ROES • Peter RUTHERFORD • Julie WARNE • Antje CHRISTOPEIT • Detti KENCH • Nora WILL • Birgit KRAFT • Oliver HARTMANN • Christiane TODT-HOEHNDORF • Philip PARKER • Tobias WESSELMANN • Giovanni MELIS


some of our amazing volunteers

Three of the volunteers were visiting from the Netherlands and will start parkrun at the end of the month.  We are wishing you a great launch and thank you for your super support.

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Volksgarten parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 17:38 on 15th June 2019 (event number 7).

The male record is held by Ben JOHNSON who recorded a time of 15:55 on 11th January 2020 (event number 38).

The Age Grade course record is also held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded 84.12% (17:38) on 15th June 2019 (event number 7).

Volksgarten parkrun started on 4th May 2019. Since then 620 participants have completed 1,161 parkruns covering a total distance of 5,805 km, including 148 new Personal Bests. A total of 80 individuals have volunteered 388 times.

The forecast for next week is dry and mild.  Join us and we will look forward.  #liebeparkrun