News - 3rd March 2017
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Records Tumble in February

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Last summer’s high turnouts are old news in the US. parkruns broke attendance records in three out of four Saturdays – in February! 1663 runners and walkers completed the 31 events that took place last month, along with 259 volunteers.

 

The last weekend of February, an unseasonably warm one for over half of the events, saw 459 parkrunners, our new all-time high, with 98 of these being first-timers. Records tumbled for many runners, too: 83 people improved their 5km time, and course records were set in Mansfield and in Roosevelt Island.

 

We’re still a long way from the record 2092 participants in a single parkrun of the final Voortrekker Monument parkrun in Pretoria, South Africa, reached on January 28th, but the numbers are encouraging, as are the many smiles and familiar faces on the finish lines.

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