#347 Event Report

***Event Report Delivery***

This week’s event report is another corker written by regular parkrunner Imran.

It's a cheer for our new RD Shireen and all our hi-vis heroes. An ode to our Singapore Shufflers and celebrations for all our milestones and achievements!

Everyone is a winner at parkrun!

Read it in full here:

ECP parkrun 347

The amazing Shireen Bailey took the mantle for her first parkrun as Run Director! To be honest - she was AMAZING and she has set quite the standard for the rest of us to live up to.

Not to take away from her amazing performance but the other story of today was: The day of the Daniels.

All 3 first finishers today were Singapore Shufflers - well done to all of you!!

We had 2 Daniels finish 1st and 2nd with quite frankly diabolical times in this heat and humidity.

Daniel Allender took gold with a personal PB with 16:40. I think I was still chatting away at the start line whilst he crossed the finish line.

Daniel Leow took silver with 16:42. He was 1 second off matching his ECP PB of 16:41 - which would have still not quite taken gold today!

Noboru Matsumoto an ECP regular took the bronze with 17:11.

ECP welcomed 34 Singapore Shufflers today for their monthly 5k time trial.

The visit from the Shufflers resulted in a super 129 parkrunners today.

I ended up taking the group photo of the Shufflers and I think we should introduce a parkrun dress code which stops all these ridiculous Shufflers going topless and putting the rest of us with Dad bods to shame!!

Now back to the event…

Along with Daniel Allender we had 19 personal PBs today - which is phenomenal on this weather!!

We celebrated a wonderful 25 volunteer milestone by the ever-charming Pris Chew who gave everyone a very entertaining first timers welcome!

We welcomed visitors from UK, South Africa and New Zealand and Australia today. Including a lovely family from Australia “The Lees” who brought their three girls with them with the youngest Isabelle finishing with a great 54:14! Well done also to Caitlin and Ruby - great job girls!

Also, a great well done to young Gemma Soh for finishing her 3rd parkrun even whilst being held back by her mum Li Ying. Well done young lady!!

Finally, a thank you to all the Hi-Viz heroes:

Shireen BAILEY, Simon BAILEY, Priscilla CHEW, Roberto DE VIDO, Karianne DI SALVO, Norman LOCKHART, Valerie LOCKHART, Punam OWENS, Martin OXLEY, Pranav VENKAT, Riko WATANABE, Imran ZAFFAR

We are always looking for volunteers so please do get in touch!! Ta

Report: Imran Zaffar

Photography: Shireen, Karianne, Pris and Karianne

Thank you, Imran! You always leave us with a smile on our face!

Well, that's a wrap from us. Please do get in touch if a hi-vis bib has you name on it for next week and we'll see you all then!

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