Barking parkrun #319, 11th august 2018

Firstly we need to thank the volunteers who came out in force to make sure your parkrun went ahead without any problems, although due to a local race our numbers were somewhat lower than of recent weeks, a reasonable turnout on a lovely morning in Barking park.We were pleased to welcome 7 first timers including 5 new people, so welcome to Barking Simon Wood and Tracy Richardson and welcome to Barking and to parkrun to ;Steve Allen, Jasmine Abbey, Deepu John, Rehan Azam and Jacqueline Laoudi. Also huge congratulations to the 10 of you who recorded new personal best times including our first 3 female finishers.

On the subject of volunteers, we are taking this opportunity to outline the core roles, TIMER; push a button at the start and a different button as each runner crosses the finish line. Scanner; push a button and scan the athletes barcode and the same button to scan our finish token. FINISH TOKENS; hand a token to each runner as they cross the finish line. TAIL WALKER accompany the final runner as they complete the run collecting signs and cones on the second lap. As you can see the roles are not difficult training is given and we never ask anyone to undertake a role they are not happy doing. The run director is always on hand for help if needed and at Barking there is usually at least one other run director volunteering for additional assistance. Our problem is as the name suggests we need VOLUNTEERS so we can never force anyone to undertake a job, but it is your chance to give something back,and above all it is fun!. You may be surprised but we have many many regulars that have either never offered or have perhaps volunteered a couple  of times in our 6 year history.

FEMALE RESULTS 1; Cashelle Souris 23.39 2; Ellen Harrison 25.42 3; Manjit Sangha 27.18

MALE RESULTS 1; Philip Ellul 18.49 2; Jason Syrett 19.44 3; Jody Walker 19.56

Our highest age graded scores were Female Ellen Harrison 77.69% Male Jason Syrett 75.34%

Barking parkrun
Event number 319
11th August 2018
This week 81 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Robert COURTIER • Martin BROOKS • Paul Antony TABOR • Mick MOOHAN • Cristina COOPER • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Martin SMITH • Mark NEW • Sally BRIDGE • Annette PRIOR • Bethany PRIOR • Ita O'CONNOR • Trevor PARKIN • Alice BRIDGE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barking parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 90.47% (14:52) on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 2,888 participants have completed 23,406 parkruns covering a total distance of 117,030 km, including 3,792 new Personal Bests.

 

Barking parkrun #318, 4th August 2018

As the summer heatwave showed no sign of letting up, the park looked a blaze of colour as our regulars congregated for this week's event.

As might be expected during the summer holidays, we were scratching around for volunteers to fulfil the core roles, and special thanks to those who stepped up, surrendered their runs, and wore the hi-viz vests to ensure we could go ahead. Next week, with a number of local running club members likely to be taking part in races on Saturday morning, we wanted to get an early plea in to get the core roles filled. So if you've not volunteered for a long time, or maybe never got round to it, please drop us a line (barkingoffice@parkrun.org.uk) , or comment back on the facebook page if you followed the link to the run report from there - Chris, next week's RD, will be able to train you up if you are worried you might not have what it takes - the roles are very quick to learn, and the warm glow you get from volunteering stays with you much longer than the one you get for running the 5k!

Anyway, let's take a look at this week's run. Firstly, a  big up to Cashelle Souris. Not only was she first lady home, she also registered a parkrun personal best (PB), and looking at her most recent times, all her hard work has paid off! Hope you enjoyed honking that horn. Great form. Well done!

The mens field was led home by Thomas Beedell. Thomas, looking at the parkrun stats, makes a visit to our course around once a year - and this time he left the field in his wake, scorching around in a shade over 16 minutes. Gary Coombes wasn't too far behind him, and registered a course PB in the chase-down.

We also celebrated Adam Sheikh's 300th parkrun outing. An outstanding achievement! Adam's Barking debut was back in December, 2012 at event number 19. He wasn't sure if 300 was even worth a mention - the applause at the start line was more than deserved!

And thank you to volunteer Philip Pearson, who celebrated his birthday by baking the delicious cakes some of you enjoyed after getting your tokens scanned! Remember, if you have a milestone you want to share with your fellow Barking parkrunners,we are easily bribed with cakes. Please consult your friendly Run Director for further details...

This week 103 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Nikki CRANMER • Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Paul Antony TABOR • Harmander SINGH • Noel COTTRELL • Lisa MAUGHAN • Andy PRESTON • Chris ANASTASI • David GILES • Trevor PARKIN • Beatrice OGUNTAYO

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barking parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 90.47% (14:52) on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 2,881 participants have completed 23,325 parkruns covering a total distance of 116,625 km, including 3,782 new Personal Bests.

 

Barking parkrun #317 – 28th July 2018

Happy 6th birthday, Barking parkrun. And what a six years it’s been! Since our inaugural run on 28th July 2012 2,878 participants have completed 23,222 parkruns at Barking Park, covering a total distance of 116,110 km, including 3,769 new Personal Bests. The first event parkrun had 39 participants. I wonder if our original Event Director, Vicky Cooper realised that, six years on, we would regularly see over 100 people take on our fast, two-lap course?

As well as celebrating our 6th birthday, we also celebrated Roger Cooper completing his 100th parkrun, and husband and wife team Trevor and Cristina Cooper completing their 150th and 200th parkruns respectively. Seems like Cooper is a good surname for parkrunners! Little Bean Traylen completed her first parkrun but, unfortunately, being a dog she’s not allowed to have a barcode so it didn’t count…

Congratulations to our volunteer of the year 2018, Chris Heslegrave. Since coming along to Barking parkrun Chris has undertaken an amazing 378 separate volunteer activities, plus another seven for luck at other parkruns! This is all the more amazing given that has only ever completed three parkruns himself, not being a runner (there’s always time to start, Chris). At the other end of the scale, Well done to young Dhruv Harrington, who completed his 25th volunteer role and will now be able to order his lovely purple volunteers’ t-shirt.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Harmander SINGH • Alan MURPHY • Mick MOOHAN • Liane SLAUGHTER • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Trevor COOPER • Dawn BLAKE • Ita O'CONNOR • Pip HARRINGTON • Dhruv HARRINGTON

This week 101 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

Unphased by the reverse route (it’s definitely harder the other way round) and the slightly treacherous conditions after the heavy rain on Friday night, the first three people over the finish line were:

  • Carl Partis in 17:50
    Phil Ellul in 18:45
    Paul Oxley in 18:52

The first three women to finish were:

  • Amanda Heslegrave in 24:02
  • Sally Bridge in 24:04
  • Cashelle Souris in 24: 18

The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barking parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 90.47% (14:52) on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).

 

Barking parkrun #316 21st July 2018

For some unknown reason we did not mention the weather in the last run report ,which is normally how we start these off so,   IT WAS HOT. Well done to the six of you who managed a new personal best performance. Hello to Matilda Laffan & Stephen Tyler running at Barking for the first time and Emma Houghton running at parkrun for the first time.

FEMALE PLACINGS 1: Breege Nordin 22.03 2: Cashelle Souris 24.03 3: Sally Bridge 24.05

MALE PLACINGS 1: Stephen Philcox 17.54 2: Philip Ellul 18.55 3: Ewan Maynard 20.05

Our 2 highest age graded runners were our 2 first finishers 89.27% and 83.71% respectively. Stephen recorded his 100th 1st place finish across all parkruns today, so well done to Stephen.

Good luck to Debbie Preston-Low with your tiathlon next week.Talking of next week back at Barking as you are probably aware this will be our 6th birthday, we can confirm there will be cake and sweets, also it will be exactly 6 years forward from our first event on 28th July 2012. As we like to do things a little differently occasionally we will be running the event backwards, which we have done in the past. If you have not done this please arrive a little earlier than normal, so that you are familiar with the route or perhaps go to the new runners briefing, as usual there will be cones signs and possibly marshals.

As usual the volunteer roster looks a bit thin for next week(well all weeks really) so if you are able to help drop us an email or comment on the facebook page.

This week 113 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Matt LAFFAN • Alison FRYATT • Harmander SINGH • John LANG • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Jennifer BIRCH • Madison LAFFAN • John WHAN • Jason J M LI • Harrison K H LI • Gwyneth M W LI • Matilda LAFFAN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barking parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 90.47% (14:52) on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 2,865 participants have completed 23,121 parkruns covering a total distance of 115,605 km, including 3,760 new Personal Bests.

 

Barking parkrun #314/315 July 2018

As you will see from the title this is an amalgamated run report for the last 2 weeks as the previous report could not be processed in time, this was due to lack of internet.

We will start with the results for 7th July;

Female 1: Breege Nordin 21.52 (age grade score 90.02% !) 2: Charlotte Olson 22.56 3: Helen Rutter 24.02

Male 1: Philip Ellul 18.55 2: Jonatan Bravo 19.40 3: Ewan Maynard 19.54

Results for 14th July

Female 1: Lesley Pilson 24.28 2: Nichola Mew 25.22 3: Angela Farfan 25.27

Angela you can get your name up in lights if you don't give the field a 10 minute head start.

Male 1:  Mosope Oyelola 18.42 2: John Crawley 18.52 3: Philip Ellul 19.09

On each parkrun we had  over 24 first timers, so 50  people new to Barking parkrun over 7 days,which i am sure you will agree is quite amazing, sadly to many for us to list individually but included are 5 people new to parkrun who will get a mention. So welcome Robert Kelly, Sanj Ambalavanar, Teresa Mcennerney, Gerryvie Domingo, & Graham Shek, we really hope you enjoyed your parkrun experience and will be back to join in the fun  again very soon.Whilst not an official parkrun milestone at the other end of the scale congratulations to Diarmuid Macdonnell on completing his 200th run.

Next week we are pleased to advise you that John Lang will be making his run director debut, so come along and give him your support perhaps it will be nice to hear a new voice boring you to tears at the run briefing.

This week 110 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Amanda Jane HESLEGRAVE • Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Harmander SINGH • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Andy PRESTON • Julie GILLENDER • Martin SMITH

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barking parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 90.47% (14:52) on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 2,862 participants have completed 23,008 parkruns covering a total distance of 115,040 km, including 3,754 new Personal Bests.

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