New Core Team Members

We are delighted to announce the addition of Ruth Burton & Clare Grennan to the Arrow Valley Core Team. Both are experienced parkrunners and core volunteers and well known faces at Arrow Valley. They bring an enthusiasm and dynamic from Hanbury Hall and Wythall where they both helped within the core teams. Please could everyone support them both in their volunteering and Run Director duties.

Thank you Ruth & Clare it is good to have you on board.

 

Arrow Valley parkrun report #289 – 06-01-2018 – Kevin Tomkinson

Arrow Valley parkrun #289 – 06-01-2018

I have to start this run report with a massive thank you from the 462 finishers on Saturday morning to Dylan and his happy volunteers at a cold Arrow Valley around the lake. As we shivered on the walk to the start line, moved this week from its normal position in the field there was an excited chatter from the gathered masses however I wondered if a lot of that was nervous teeth chattering rather than actual conversation

"3, 2, 1, Go" and we were off. I always enjoy running at Arrow Valley, so much to see on the way round. Today as I ran round with Brueton parkrun tourist Alison GIBLIN we approached the hill where last time I ran here she gave up pushing my son in the running buggy as I was just ahead and I had to do a 360 turn and go and back and get him before he rolled back down the hill. No buggy pushing this week as Alison's husband took him to run him into the café which seemed a much more sensible option for him on a freezing morning.

At the left turn, 3 of the excellent volunteers warned us of the hazard ahead – Ice on the path so it was onto the grass for around 50 yards. I particularly liked the improvised covering – 3 high viz vests on the floor. 2 laps later and a bit of a competitive sprint from me, token 283 was handed to me. A quick scan, cheer for the finishers and a quick chat outside and it was off to the warmth of the café for a cold can of pop (I don't drink hot drinks very often) and an excellent toasted teacake. Thank you Arrow Valley parkrun, my 17th run round the lake was probably the coldest conditions I have run in for a few months but was great fun

At the event this week there was 462 finishers, all supported by the wonderful heroes in yellow (see below). There was 8 members of the 10 club, 93 members of the 50 club, 83 members of the 100 club and 3 members of the 250 club.

Volunteers

This week's heroes in yellow -

Liz ADEY, Stuart BEASLEY, Louise BEASLEY, Barry CRUTCHLEY, Tony DOWNES, Suzie DUNSTER, Elizabeth FILER, Dylan GOULD, Lucy HARRIS, Kristabel HILTON, Claire JAKEMAN, Sue JOHNSON, Melba JONES, Colin MARSHALL, Karl MILLWARD, Rebecca MOORE, Ellie MOSS, Sian PERRY, Julie RAE, Deborah RICCI, Andy TERRY, Leanne WALLIS, Andrew WARING, Paula WIDDOWS, Kerry WILLIAMS, Joshua WISEMAN, Ricky YOUNG

Celebrations this week

Congratulations to the following Arrow Valley parkrunners who entered one of the parkrun clubs at the event

25 Volunteer club - Colin MARSHALL

100 club – Darren MANSELL

Stephen CROCKETT

5 stats from Arrow Valley parkrun this week

This was event 289 at Arrow Valley. In 289th position was Julie BOTT who completed her 27th parkrun in 32:29

27 volunteers made the event possible this week. In 27th position was 1st timer Oliver BELL who completed his 42nd parkrun in 21:30

21 new PB's this week. In 21st position was Wayne KETCHER who completed his 64th parkrun in 21:11

The average run time for the event (overall) is 28:45. No one matched this time this week

Position number of the week = 285 – Archibold DAVIES who completed his 9th parkrun in 32:25

PB's

This week there was 21 personal bests recorded. Well done to all achieving a PB this week

First timers

44 first timers took part this week, for 16 of them this was their 1st parkrun.

Official Report

This week 462 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Joshua WISEMAN • Dylan GOULD • Kristabel HILTON • Louise BEASLEY • Andy TERRY • Deborah RICCI • Ellie MOSS • Stuart BEASLEY • Liz ADEY • Colin MARSHALL • Ricky YOUNG • Sian PERRY • Leanne WALLIS • Rebecca MOORE • Kerry WILLIAMS • Julie RAE • Lucy HARRIS • Paula WIDDOWS • Andrew WARING • Claire JAKEMAN • Melba JONES • Sue JOHNSON • Elizabeth FILER • Tony DOWNES • Barry CRUTCHLEY • Karl MILLWARD • Suzie DUNSTER

The female record is held by Becky STRAW who recorded a time of 17:49 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 110), and by Kristen FINDLEY who also recorded a time of 17:49 on 25th July 2015 (event number 159).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:08 on 10th September 2016 (event number 219).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bronwen G CARDY who recorded 94.03% (21:14) on 12th September 2015 (event number 166).

Arrow Valley parkrun started on 14th July 2012. Since then 8,003 participants have completed 71,635 parkruns covering a total distance of 358,175 km, including 12,949 new Personal Bests.

Did you know?

Arrow Valley now has 6750 registered parkrunners

#dfyb

Kevin

 

Run Report Event#283 – 25-11-2017 by Kevin Tomkinson

Saturday morning's parkrun started with a panic and a fingers crossed moment on Friday evening. It was my turn this week to push the running buggy so I went to get it to make sure it was ready for the morning. On picking up one of the wheels, it was completely flat. My first thought was "just pump it up it will be fine" – so I did. However whether it was this or something else that was going round my head all night waking me up at about 5am this was the 1st thing I thought about. My fears were realised when I went downstairs and saw the tyre sitting on the kitchen floor - flat as a pancake!

The thought then came to me, get to the lake pump the tyre up just before the start and run with it anyway. I then pictured the lopsided buggy scraping along the path and a very uncomfortable ride for the passenger so decided against this! So it was back to the normal walking buggy which is difficult to run with however not impossible. I navigated the frozen grass to reach the starting point and set off right at the back of the pack near the 40 minute pacer. This is where the fun started – was it sun in the eyes or a blanket over eyes or the speed I was running (I doubt it) but my buggy passenger spent the majority of the run squealing! Perhaps he was enjoying it? As we passed the 30 minute pacer I could see Mummy in the distance and quickened my pace to catch her in the hope this would ease the squealing which it did for a little while until the hill...................slope...............incline.........and then it started again! Thankfully only 500 metres or so to go, left turn at Dylan at the top of the hill, down the hill, left turn going past the orange flash, right turn at the visitor centre and the finish was in sight. I collected my finish token and removed my passenger from the buggy and straight away the squealing stopped – hooray! Probably the promise of a banana or a biscuit that did it in the end. I should have done this 30 minutes before.

Fast forward to Saturday afternoon after a quick shower and change and visit to see Santa I was sat on the living room floor mending the 2 holes in the inner tube. All fixed now and ready for a buggy run at Kettering parkrun in 2 week's time.

Brilliant to see the line up of pacers this week, I hope this helped you achieve your PB. My wife achieved her 1st ever sub 30 minute parkrun on her 171th attempt. She was close last week at Brueton but beat it this week and this week stayed somewhere between the 30 and 29 minute pacer. She was elated to achieve it and couldn't stop beaming all day.

At the lake this week was 356 finishers, the 62nd highest attendance, all supported by the wonderful heroes in yellow (see below). There was 6 members of the 10 club, 85 members of the 50 club, 71 members of the 100 club and 3 members of the 250 club.

Volunteers

This week's heroes in yellow -

Liz ADEY, Nigel BRAITHWAITE, Tom BRISTOWE, Mandy CHAMBERS, Colette CHURCHILL, Alan COOMBS, Kerry DILLON, Andrew EDGINTON, Dylan GOULD, Rachel GOULD, Chloe GOULD, Mark GREETHAM, Lucy GREETHAM, Simon HANSON, Anita HARTLEY, Hollie HEFFERNAN, Kristabel HILTON, Ian HURST, Melba JONES, Gary MANDERS, Stephen MARCHANT, Steven MILLER, Ellie MOSS, Becky NORRIS, Diane PALMER, Kevin PARSONS, Paula PATON, Sophie PATON, Sian PERRY, Hannah PRZYBYLAK, Tom ROBINSON, Lesley ROWLAND, Andy SCOTT, Alison STANLEY, Kate SYKES, Andy TERRY, Guy WALTON, Dave WHITTAKER, Paula WIDDOWS, Joshua WISEMAN, Huw WISEMAN, Jayne WOODWARD, Ricky YOUNG

Celebrations this week

Congratulations to the following Arrow Valley parkrunners who entered one of the parkrun milestone clubs at the event

10 club – Liam BANKS

50 club – Mark BRINDLEY, Paula BRINDLEY

100 club – Andy SCOTT

5 stats from Arrow Valley parkrun this week

This was event 283 at Arrow Valley. In 283rd position was Colette CHURCHILL who completed her 62nd parkrun in 33:40

43 volunteers made the event possible this week. In 43rd position was Andrew SHEPHARD who completed his 142nd parkrun in 22:02

64 new PB's this week. In 64th position was Unknown! DFYB next week

The average run time for the event (overall) is 28:43. The closest to this time this week was Mandy CHAMBERS who completed her 75th parkrun in 28:42

Position number of the week = 276 – Louise CARROLL who completed her 71st parkrun in 32:58

PB's

This week there was 64 personal bests recorded. Here are the PB's who have completed over 50 parkruns –

Jessica NIELSEN - 30:47 - 51 parkruns

Mindy JONES - 29:45 – 55 parkruns

Paula WIDDOWS - 30:49 - 59 parkruns

Chris ROSS - 28:59 – 61 parkruns

Christopher DREW - 18:48 – 69 parkruns

Lesley ROWLAND - 25:37 - 84 parkruns

Kevin PUGH 25:16 - 86 parkruns

Karl SMITH - 19:52 - 110 parkruns

Simon HANSON - 28:13 - 116 parkruns

Jenni TOMKINSON - 29:44 - 171 parkruns

Sandra Jane DUNCAN - 30:31 – 176 parkruns

Well done to all achieving a PB this week

First timers

16 first timers took part this week, for 8 of them this was their 1st parkrun. The most experienced 1st timer (in terms of runs completed) was Louise BICKLEY who completed her 109th parkrun at the event

Official Report

This week 356 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 43 volunteers:

The female record is held by Becky STRAW who recorded a time of 17:49 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 110), and by Kristen FINDLEY who also recorded a time of 17:49 on 25th July 2015 (event number 159).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:08 on 10th September 2016 (event number 219).
The Age Grade course record is held by Bronwen G CARDY who recorded 94.03% (21:14) on 12th September 2015 (event number 166).

Arrow Valley parkrun started on 14th July 2012. Since then 7,845 participants have completed 69,716 parkruns covering a total distance of 348,580 km, including 12,790 new Personal Bests

Did you know?

Arrow Valley parkrun now has 6656 registered parkrunners

#dfyb

 

Happy 13th birthday parkrun

Thankyou to everyone that came along to Arrow Valley parkrun in milestone tshirts and apricot tops to mark parkrun's 13th birthday.Happy 13th birthday parkrunThankyou to Ken Byng for his fabulous poem and for Chloe for doing the main briefing. Thanks also to Dylan Gould, Event Director for his poem. Happy 13th birthday parkrun

This run report is a little late, as we didn't want to spoil the surprise for Head Office. As a parkrun we have sent a message book to Paul Sinton-Hewitt and all at parkrun to say Thankyou for giving us parkrun on a Saturday morning. Big Thankyou to Richard Gallois & Mark Greetham for helping me put it together and for all the photographers for the many photo's that capture the fun and friendships at Arrow Valley parkrun.

Happy 13th birthday parkrun

A big Thankyou to all our volunteers each week. Last weeks hero's were :
Alan COOMBS • Angela BLIGH • Caitlin LEDBROOK • Clare GRENNAN • David SNAPE • Debra BERBEZIER • Diane PALMER • Doug RICHARDS • Dylan GOULD • Elizabeth PATERSON • Gaynor BRUCE • Hannah PRZYBYLAK • Jason YIU • Jessica NIELSEN • Jim BROAD • Joshua WISEMAN • Kate DUFFIN • Liz ADEY • Luke DUFFIN • Malcolm GREEN • Mary MORRIS • Michele LAIGHT • Michelle FIDLER • Mike FIDLER • Niky PARKER • Rachel GOULD • Sharon COLFER • Sonia BROWN • Spencer KNIGHT • Sula BROAD • Tom BRISTOWE

There is plenty of opportunity to join the team of hero's and volunteer over the coming weeks. Please see the Communications person, or email in to Arrowvalleyoffice@parkrun.com

Have a great parkrun this morning #loveparkrun #lovearrowvalley

 

***Christmas Day parkrun 10:00***

It's that time of year when the event team need to consider their intention for additional runs over the Christmas period.
This year Arrow Valley & it's wonderful runners will be providing a Christmas Day run at 10:00.... that is provided we have enough volunteers to fill the rosters.
New Year's Day the team are taking a break but the parkrun compendium will list other fabulous running opportunities and perhaps possibilities for the famous "double".

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

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