Well, it's been a strange week in the world of parkrun. Many more people have now heard of parkrun than had previously, and this is reflected in the numbers. UK Attendance was over 80,000 (despite bad weather in some areas), and worldwide there were almost 14,000 people doing their first ever parkrun (a figure that usually lies between 10,000 and 11,000). A new record and a top ten spot for Bristol's Ashton Court parkrun.
Biggest parkruns: Bushy Park (1090), Southampton (867), Poole (761), Heaton Park (724), Cardiff (723), Huddersfield (661), Bromley (574), Sheffield Hallam (571), Ashton Court (568), Black Park (566).
Median parkrun: Ecos (180).
Smallest parkruns: South Oxhey (39), Mulbarton (38), Cranleigh (38), Tewkesbury (34), Hackworth (34), Bevendean Down (34), Cheadle Hulme (33), Limavady (32), Dolgellau (30), Gainsborough (17).
New records / new parkruns: Southampton (867), Poole (761), Heaton Park (724), Ashton Court (568), Bournemouth (434), Tooting Common (413), Bangor (390), Salisbury (361), Portobello (324), Wycombe Rye (320), Chipping Sodbury (301), Gateshead (297), Whitstable (254), Antrim (244), Lytham Hall (243), Pontypridd (240), Ormskirk (239), Luton Wardown (239), Bicester (218), Peckham Rye (201), Burnham and Highbridge (196), Ally Pally (196), Brockenhurst (182), Harrow (146), Gedling (129).
There were 385 parkruns, 10 cancellations, and the total UK senior parkrun poulation was 80725.
The biggest increase in attendance (in terms of absolute numbers) was Bushy Park, up 173.
The biggest increase in attendance (in terms of percentages) was Mount Edgcumbe, up 140%.
The biggest drop in attendance (in terms of absolute numbers) was Leamington, down 238.
The biggest drop in attendance (in terms of percentages) was Leamington, down 53%.
13,910runners joined the 1 club (did their first ever parkrun)
105,510 of 1,432,017 ( 7.4% ) of runners on less than 50 parkruns, ran this week
575 runners joined the 50 club
17,278 of 39,606 ( 43.6% ) of runners in the 50 club, ran this week
208 runners joined the 100 club
8,766 of 15,076 ( 58.1% ) of runners in the 100 club, ran this week
9 runners joined the 250 club
Robert Andrew JONES
Katherine Lucy OWEN
Michael James RICHARDSON
G. Louise AYLING
423 of 565 ( 74.9% ) of runners in the 250 club, ran this week
0 runners joined the 500 club
1 of 1 ( 100.0% ) of runners in the 500 club, ran this week
This week’s new members of the 25 volunteer club:
Adrian PERRY, Alan VILES, Alec BROMBLEY, Alison HORNSBY, Alison MATTHEWS, Amelia WALKER, Andrew HARRIS, Andrew OLIVER, Andy SHORT, Angela HANILY, Ann BOGUE, Anne FERGUSON, Bea LOVEGROVE, Beccy CORY, Ben FIDDES, Ben SCOTT, Bernard JARVIS, Brendan HILL, Bridget READ, Bruce WHILLIER, Catherine CUTTS, Cherona VLOK, Damian BAKER, Darren COLE, David ALDERSON, David MCDINE, Del CHANDLER, Diana EVANS, Diane ARNOLD, Gary WILMOT, Graham STOCKDALE, Harold MATTHEWS, Henry MARTIN, Ian BRANDRETH, Ian RICHARDSON, Jan COBB, Janet MARX, Jas NEWINGTON, Jean MANSFIELD, Jill GREEN, Jo JONES, Jo-Anne KRUG, John KEMP, John OLESHKO, Jp CONFAIT, Karen DEVANEY, Kay Denise COLGRAVE, Ken GODDARD, Leigh Ellen FULLER, Loretta LOTT, Lorraine MARSDEN, Lyn HEWSON, Mak SAWA, Margaret GORMAN, Marie JONES, Marius NEL, Melanie YOUNG, Mike KESTLE, Natalie PETERSEN, Neil COMLEY, Nelio DE SA, Peter BOTT, Peter BROWN, Peter ESTICK, Phil MORRIS, Phil VENTRESS, Philip BOGUE, Rachel DANIELS, Rebecca TWOMEY, Rob FAWCETT, Robert BUCHANAN, Robert HALDANE, Roger FRAMPTON, Rosemary LEWORTHY, Ross MCFAUL, Sally SPENCE, Sally-Ann HAMMOND, Stacey GARDNER, Stephanie WALKER, Steve GUEST, Taylor LEGG, Tim SHEA, Tina GILL, Tracey FOSTER, Valerie DUMINY, Wendy LUCAS, Zoe RELF, Александр АФАНАСОВ, Александр СИДОРОВ,
Worldwide, 131,978 people ran a parkrun this week (not including junior 2K parkruns).