Perrigo #notaparkrun Number 30: 14th November 2020

The One Where We Finally Wrote a Run Report


Firstly, I must apologise for the dearth of run reports lately. I have absolutely no excuse, other than a growing degree of apathy and far too much time spent "doom-scrolling"...or sitting on my children's bedroom floors, imploring them to PLEASE sit through just one more Teams class!

For anyone else in our wonderful community who is feeling a little jaded, deflated, or "can't be bothered"ed....we hear you! Always remember that parkrun is a family, and we are here for you. Send us your rants, your vents, your OMGs....and we will, in turn, send you our warmest elbow bumps and air high fives!

And without further ado....the results are in!! Many congrats (and happy Diwali to all our Indian friends!) to the 30 #notparkrunners who took part in our 30th #notaparkrun on November 14th. How serendipitous! Well done, you guys - we are so very proud of you all for showing up each week!

We had one PB this week:

Jordan Elder - can we just pause and have a round of applause for Jordan at this point? In 28 short weeks (he was 2 weeks late to the #notaparkrun party), Jordan has progressed from a 36:53 5k (that's an 11:54 min/mile pace) to an incredible 22:27 (7:15 min/mile pace). Jordan has stoically shown up for 25 our of our 30 virtual parkruns, and the results speak for themselves. Absolutely amazing - we doff our hats to you!


With that being said, I would also like to acknowledge all our amazing dedicated souls who have been with us from the beginning, and shown up week in, week out, to all 30 #notaparkruns. Massive kudos and gratitude to you, for your unwavering support and encouragement!

    Joanna Davis - Jo joined us from Melton Mowbray parkrun, after our (literally) 5 seconds of fame in their awesome BBC news segment. Like Jordan, Jo just seems to get faster and faster each week - she has gone from an already impressive 25:07 5k (08:06 min/mile) to a PB of 22:42 (07:19 min/mile). We are in awe!

    Dean Faber - part of our core team, and a master of chalked encouragements, Dean has stuck with parkrun through thick and thin! We are so grateful to him for his unwavering support, his Canadian handiness, and his endless optimism (though he refers to himself as a grumpy old man, nothing could be further from the truth!).

    Zena Hoegger - Oh, Zena, what can we say? If ever you need a supportive friend, Zena is your gal! Always the first to show up in costume (whether it's a themed parkrun day or not!), with her wonderful family in tow, and the most disgustingly positive attitude you'll ever be lucky enough to meet...we are so grateful to have you (and your sister!) as part of our parkrun / #notaparkrun family!


    Lynn Perrse - hot on the heels of Zena, comes her equally amazing sister, Lynn. Based in Long Eaton, UK, Lynn not only runs 5k with us each week, but she even shows up for the run brief! Thanks so much for all your support Lynn - we can't wait until these dark days are over, and we can welcome you back to Perrigo in person! Also...more selfies please, Lynn!

    Zoe Muggeson Heath - good friends and running buddy with Lynn (see the pattern here? I told you parkrun was an amazing community!), Zoe has also shown awesome dedication to our #notaparkrun from afar! It's been so great getting to know you, Zoe - we look forward to the day we can welcome you to the red barn in real life!

Photo Roundup

Thank you so much to all of you who continue to send in your selfies and scenic shots. In these strange socially distanced days, it's the best way we have of keeping up with your lives and your smiling faces - we really appreciate it!





Until next time...stay safe, stay distanced, and pull on those masks. We will get through this, together!

Adios, amigos.


Results are here:!As6KUHoY-sr5yA3DBMHLAYuh5H9d?e=NpvBMb

And here:

Position Name Time
1 Zach FUNG 18:32
2 Steve WOONTON 19:08
3 Dan METTEER 19:49
4 Jordan ELDER 22:27
5 John HOEGGER 22:31
6 Joanna DAVIS 23:22
7 Christopher CULLEN 24:17
8 Kurt WILSON 24:21
9 Steve DANCY 25:14
10 Emily BERRIMAN 25:14
11 Dave TYL 25:50
12 Scott MAXWELL 25:50
13 Abby RUELAS 26:05
14 Dean FABER 27:43
15 Kerstin PEPPER 27:58
16 Jim POLLOCK 28:00
17 Tim GALLAGHER 28:30
18 Kay STARR 28:30
19 Zena HOEGGER 28:45
20 Craig ASHLEY 29:33
21 Aimee ASHLEY 29:33
22 Michael SHIACH 30:03
23 Lynn PERSSE 30:55
24 Gayle KEENAN 31:13
25 Tadek DUL 35:40
26 Bill SCHWABENLAND 35:40
27 Alicia LUNA 35:57
29 Melani MCGRATH 77:50
30 Kelly LYON-KING 80:40