Volunteer Numbers Anecdata

There is a frequent ‘debate’ on facebook and other venues over the amount of volunteers required to safely run a parkrun. In the interest of furthering this debate, and because I already had the data stored, I present the following table showing the number of runners and volunteers at each event I have attended. I have included the date and an event identifier so that trends or changes over time may be tracked.

DateEventRunnersVolunteersR/V
200314057East Park 73 16 4.56
200307060Beacon 360 32 11.25
200229061River Valley 144 17 8.47
200220015South Oxhey 50 11 4.55
200215039Bedworth 379 41 9.24
200208060Beacon 428 37 11.57
200201059Queen's Glasgow 173 20 8.65
200125018Dudley 325 37 8.78
200118057East Park 159 30 5.30
200111058Oaklands 148 17 8.71
200104013Rugby 159 21 7.57
200101048Chasewater 710 32 22.19
200101033Sutton Park 579 32 18.09
191228057East Park 134 18 7.44
191225001Walsall Arboretum 739 30 24.63
191221057East Park 81 14 5.79
191214001Walsall Arboretum 315 36 8.75
191207001Walsall Arboretum 307 42 7.31
191130001Walsall Arboretum 348 36 9.67
191123005Coventry 482 25 19.28
191116001Walsall Arboretum 372 33 11.27
191109056Bushy parkrun 1331 57 23.35
191102006Swansea Bay 211 22 9.59
191026055Warwick Racecourse 207 23 9.00
191019001Walsall Arboretum 376 33 11.39
191012048Chasewater 233 26 8.96
191005001Walsall Arboretum 438 57 7.68
191003054Volksgarten 128 18 7.11
190928027Clifton 49 13 3.77
190921001Walsall Arboretum 444 36 12.33
190914053Severn Valley Country 122 28 4.36
190907039Bedworth 215 47 4.57
190831052Bramley 227 30 7.57
190824051Worcester Pitchcroft 278 19 14.63
190817014Kingsbury Water 343 27 12.70
190810050Babbs Mill 160 23 6.96
190803008Conkers 643 36 17.86
190727049Shipley Country 209 40 5.22
190720001Walsall Arboretum 412 41 10.05
190713030Bevendean Down 60 13 4.62
190706048Chasewater 301 37 8.14
190629024Ruchill 84 14 6.00
190622041Montsouris 29 4 7.25
190615047Ludlow 81 17 4.76
190608046Alvaston 153 31 4.94
190525045The Wammy 242 27 8.96
190518044Burnham and Highbridge 428 37 11.57
190504004Pontypridd 439 32 13.72
190427032Isabel Trail 210 22 9.55
190420043Hanley 285 23 12.39
190413012Cannock Chase 467 29 16.10
190406002Perry Hall 202 19 10.63
190330001Walsall Arboretum 571 50 11.42
190323042Wyre Forest 272 30 9.07
190316041Montsouris 27 4 6.75
190309001Walsall Arboretum 580 40 14.50
190302040Stranmillis College 62 11 5.64
190223024Ruchill 83 14 5.93
190216039Bedworth 329 39 8.44
190209038Churchfields Farm 109 29 3.76
190202037Carlisle 199 24 8.29
190126036Felixstowe 164 19 8.63
190119019Sandwell Valley 122 23 5.30
190112035Woodhouse Moor 721 34 21.21
190105034Arrow Valley 515 27 19.07
190101002Perry Hall 561 32 17.53
190101033Sutton Park 580 28 20.71
181229002Perry Hall 149 22 6.77
181225001Walsall Arboretum 519 37 14.03
181222032Isabel Trail 210 26 8.08
181215001Walsall Arboretum 267 33 8.09
181208001Walsall Arboretum 285 34 8.38
181201001Walsall Arboretum 312 35 8.91
181124001Walsall Arboretum 412 36 11.44
181117001Walsall Arboretum 390 31 12.58
181110031Darndale 24 9 2.67
181103006Swansea Bay 256 19 13.47
181027001Walsall Arboretum 374 40 9.35
181020001Walsall Arboretum 455 38 11.97
181013001Walsall Arboretum 327 39 8.38
181006001Walsall Arboretum 324 36 9.00
180929016Markeaton 439 25 17.56
180922001Walsall Arboretum 341 35 9.74
180915004Pontypridd 274 42 6.52
180908001Pontypridd 256 22 11.64
180901001Walsall Arboretum 426 34 12.53
180825001Walsall Arboretum 372 31 12.00
180818030Bevendean Down 43 8 5.38
180811001Walsall Arboretum 427 32 13.34
180804019Sandwell Valley 102 21 4.86
180728001Walsall Arboretum 396 40 9.90
180721025Brueton 559 33 16.94
180714001Walsall Arboretum 448 31 14.45
180707001Walsall Arboretum 372 32 11.62
180630024Ruchill 64 12 5.33
180623002Perry Hall 169 19 8.89
180616001Walsall Arboretum 444 34 13.06
180609010Wolverhampton 381 27 14.11
180602019Sandwell Valley 125 22 5.68
180526001Walsall Arboretum 466 33 14.12
180519026Highbury Fields 365 22 16.59
180505001Walsall Arboretum 452 36 12.56
180428029Newcastle 716 35 20.46
180421001Walsall Arboretum 499 40 12.47
180414019Sandwell Valley 120 20 6.00
180407001Walsall Arboretum 389 37 10.51
180331001Walsall Arboretum 347 37 9.38
180324028Cannon Hill 729 60 12.15
180317001Walsall Arboretum 333 35 9.51
180310001Walsall Arboretum 467 39 11.97
180303027Clifton 204 26 7.85
180224026Highbury Fields 319 14 22.79
180217025Brueton 500 35 14.29
180210002Perry Hall 116 16 7.25
180203001Walsall Arboretum 441 35 12.60
180127024Ruchill 51 10 5.10
180120001Walsall Arboretum 407 30 13.57
180113001Walsall Arboretum 476 35 13.60
180106001Walsall Arboretum 364 29 12.55
180101023Newport 585 19 30.79
180101022Riverfront 392 23 17.04
171230021Bryn Bach 97 12 8.08
171225001Walsall Arboretum 394 33 11.94
171223001Walsall Arboretum 386 33 11.70
171216019Sandwell Valley 169 25 6.76
171209001Walsall Arboretum 127 26 4.88
171202001Walsall Arboretum 343 34 10.09
171125020Telford 374 29 12.90
171118019Sandwell Valley 151 29 5.21
171111001Walsall Arboretum 407 32 12.72
171104001Walsall Arboretum 352 32 11.00
171028004Pontypridd 219 29 7.55
171021001Walsall Arboretum 420 38 11.05
171014001Walsall Arboretum 392 38 10.32
171007018Dudley 177 27 6.56
170930017Blackpool 161 15 10.73
170923001Walsall Arboretum 411 27 15.22
170916001Walsall Arboretum 416 27 15.41
170909001Walsall Arboretum 397 30 13.23
170902016Markeaton 337 23 14.65
170826001Walsall Arboretum 386 26 14.85
170812015South Oxhey 43 9 4.78
170805002Perry Hall 207 22 9.41
170729001Walsall Arboretum 397 29 13.69
170722001Walsall Arboretum 411 31 13.26
170715014Kingsbury Water 513 26 19.73
170708001Walsall Arboretum 420 29 14.48
170701013Rugby 220 30 7.33
170624001Walsall Arboretum 501 35 14.31
170617012Cannock Chase 466 32 14.56
170610001Walsall Arboretum 427 34 12.56
170603001Walsall Arboretum 435 30 14.50
170527001Walsall Arboretum 398 36 11.06
170520001Walsall Arboretum 519 32 16.22
170506001Walsall Arboretum 472 33 14.30
170429001Walsall Arboretum 449 28 16.04
170422001Walsall Arboretum 489 28 17.46
170415001Walsall Arboretum 486 33 14.73
170408001Walsall Arboretum 445 30 14.83
170401011Hazlehead 197 14 14.07
170325001Walsall Arboretum 428 37 11.57
170318006Swansea Bay 211 17 12.41
170311001Walsall Arboretum 538 36 14.94
170304001Walsall Arboretum 428 26 16.46
170225001Walsall Arboretum 421 36 11.69
170218001Walsall Arboretum 364 27 13.48
170211001Walsall Arboretum 244 33 7.39
170204010Wolverhampton 303 19 15.95
170128001Walsall Arboretum 331 25 13.24
170121001Walsall Arboretum 431 30 14.37
170114001Walsall Arboretum 318 30 10.60
170107001Walsall Arboretum 388 29 13.38
170101009Rosliston 263 30 8.77
170101008Conkers 413 21 19.67
161231001Walsall Arboretum 335 27 12.41
161225001Walsall Arboretum 300 26 11.54
161224001Walsall Arboretum 396 26 15.23
161217001Walsall Arboretum 290 31 9.35
161210001Walsall Arboretum 253 28 9.04
161203001Walsall Arboretum 245 25 9.80
161126001Walsall Arboretum 258 32 8.06
161119001Walsall Arboretum 260 26 10.00
161112001Walsall Arboretum 284 27 10.52
161105001Walsall Arboretum 371 23 16.13
161029001Walsall Arboretum 337 30 11.23
161015001Walsall Arboretum 325 27 12.04
161008001Walsall Arboretum 431 28 15.39
161001007Lytham Hall 223 23 9.70
160924006Swansea Bay 196 18 10.89
160917001Walsall Arboretum 385 24 16.04
160910001Walsall Arboretum 303 26 11.65
160903001Walsall Arboretum 363 29 12.52
160827001Walsall Arboretum 345 27 12.78
160813001Walsall Arboretum 286 26 11.00
160806001Walsall Arboretum 301 28 10.75
160730002Perry Hall 85 14 6.07
160723001Walsall Arboretum 313 25 12.52
160716001Walsall Arboretum 369 26 14.19
160709001Walsall Arboretum 274 24 11.42
160702001Walsall Arboretum 299 27 11.07
160625005Coventry 527 21 25.10
160618001Walsall Arboretum 382 28 13.64
160611001Walsall Arboretum 349 23 15.17
160604001Walsall Arboretum 389 28 13.89
160528001Walsall Arboretum 323 26 12.42
160521001Walsall Arboretum 342 28 12.21
160514001Walsall Arboretum 392 27 14.52
160507004Pontypridd 268 19 14.11
160430001Walsall Arboretum 370 34 10.88
160423001Walsall Arboretum 346 25 13.84
160416001Walsall Arboretum 351 25 14.04
160409001Walsall Arboretum 388 23 16.87
160402004Pontypridd 134 21 6.38
160326001Walsall Arboretum 345 31 11.13
160319004Pontypridd 217 23 9.43
160312001Walsall Arboretum 362 25 14.48
160305001Walsall Arboretum 318 25 12.72
160227001Walsall Arboretum 306 31 9.87
160220001Walsall Arboretum 291 28 10.39
160213003Cardiff 527 41 12.85
160206001Walsall Arboretum 280 24 11.67
160130001Walsall Arboretum 333 27 12.33
160123001Walsall Arboretum 349 22 15.86
160116001Walsall Arboretum 278 24 11.58
160109001Walsall Arboretum 315 21 15.00
160102001Walsall Arboretum 276 22 12.55
160101002Perry Hall 121 14 8.64
151226001Walsall Arboretum 135 22 6.14
228745806346 11.75