Barking parkrun #307 19th May 2018

Barking parkrun
Event number 307
19th May 2018

On a beautiful sunny morning a large number or parkrunners donned blue,red & black shirts to participate in Barking parkrun. We welcomed 4 parkrun first timers including our first finisher, welcome to Barking but more importantly parkrun Sean Bannigan, Jedidiah Rimell, Annie Mansfield  & Gurvinder Kaur.

We had an impressive 17 personal bests including Sally Bridge(for the second time this month) and Joseph Grange who set a new jm10 course record, smashing the previous  one by over a minute.For the concerned amongst you Joseph did not run without an adult as his dad Paul was the unknown finisher just behind him.

We know a few of you took photographs of the event and some fake royals who gate crashed the first corner, keep an eye out on our facebook page as we are sure some photos will appear in due course.

Female results :1.. Heather Macfarlane 21.18 2.. Sally Bridge 22.57 3.. Alexandra Rutishauser-Perera 25.57

Male results:1.. Sean Bannigan 18.41 2.. unknown athlete 3.. Phillip Ellul 18.52

The highest age grade scores were ; Male Joseph Grange 81.01% ; Female Heather Macfarlane 69.05%

This week 104 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Harmander SINGH • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Chris ANASTASI • George HANMORE • Christine LARDNER • Julie GOLDSMITH • Robert SKEDGELL • Michael LARDNER • Greg ADAMS

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 2,749 participants have completed 22,131 parkruns covering a total distance of 110,655 km, including 3,633 new Personal Bests.

 

Barking parkrun #306 – 12th May 2018

With 154 people (plus one dog) running, jogging or walking the course, we had our third biggest-ever turnout at Barking parkrun today, only beaten by our 2015 and 2017 Christmas Day attendance. Run Director Rob had to make a quick dash to our storage cupboard to get some extra finish tokens, as we only had 149 on the wire. But we’re not definitely not complaining. It was great to see so many people bring their friends and families along to run or spectate; it really added to the atmosphere. It was good to welcome parkrun tourists from Harlow and Abingdon parkruns, and welcome also to Danny Hearn, from Thames Valley Orienteering Club, who completed his 300th parkrun.

Congratulations to our two birthday boys: Emdad Rahman who was celebrating his 42nd birthday, and Grant Conway who moved into the VM50-54 age-grade category.

27 people recorded new Personal Bests – I’m sure I didn’t hear the PB horn honk 27 times so you must all be very shy. That can’t be said for Annette Prior who honked the horn despite NOT getting a PB – outrageous behaviour!

The first three men across the line were all from Barking Road Runners:
Phil Ellul in 18.53
Alex Jeremy in 20.28
Viorel Mih in 20.41

The first three women across the line were:
Morgan Romain in 23.55 (Havering Athletics Club)
Emma Zadrozny in 24.24
Cashelle Souris in 24.33

The best age grading went to Andrew MacFarlane, who achieved a VM55-50 age grade score of 73.16% for finishing in 21.44.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Paul Antony TABOR • Ken SUMMERFIELD • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Lisa MAUGHAN • George HANMORE • 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 2,741 participants have completed 22,027 parkruns covering a total distance of 110,135 km, including 3,616 new Personal Bests.

 

Barking parkrun #305 – 5th May 2018

The sun returned to Barking Park on Saturday (sunshine and 16 degrees at 9.00am) and the warm weather seemed to encourage lots of runners, walkers, and volunteers to come and take part in parkrun. We had our fifth biggest-ever turnout, with 140 people completing the course, plus a few who did one lap. Of those who attended, 22 were first timers at Barking, and 9 of those were brand-new parkrunners. An amazing 22 people achieved new Personal Bests, but I’m sure I didn’t hear the new PB Horn honk 22 times – perhaps most of them were too shy, or just didn’t realise they had set new PBs!

Story of the week was Harmander Singh and his wife, Mukhtiar Kaur, who celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary by running Barking parkrun together. Mukhtiar didn’t quite manage to complete the course in 39 minutes to match their years of marriage (I think Harmander had set her a rather tough target!), but she broke her previous Barking PB by almost two minutes, so should feel very proud, and should have honked the Horn! Congratulations to them both, and here’s wishing them many more happy years together.

As usual, the event couldn’t have taken place without our lovely volunteers. If there had been a prize for best outfits it would have gone to Harrison and Gwynneth, who celebrated the previous day’s ‘May the Fourth be with you’ Day by wearing fantastic Star Wars costumes. I was very jealous… The full list of volunteers were:

Rowland LYONS • Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Paul Antony TABOR • Harmander SINGH • Cristina COOPER • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Lisa MAUGHAN • Julie GILLENDER • Dawn BLAKE • Chris ANASTASI • Charles ELLUL • Alexandra RUTISHAUSER-PERERA • Leigh LI • Harrison K H LI • Gwyneth M W LI

The first three men across the line this week were:
Steve Philcox in 17:38 (Steve also got the best age grade, at 84.97%);
Mike Gardner in 17:50; and
Jagbir Bassi in 18:29

The first three women across the line were:
Sally Bridge in 23:19 (a new PB – did you Honk the Horn, Sally?);
Charlotte Webster in 25:20; and
Isabel Pinedo Borobio in 25:52

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 2,725 participants have completed 21,873 parkruns covering a total distance of 109,365 km, including 3,589 new Personal Bests.

 

Barking parkrun event #304, 28th April 2018

Welcome to your bumper run report which covers the last two weeks parkruns'. One hot one cold but at least both were dry, we even had a mobile beer garden for the hot one the previous week although the run director was disappointed that no beer was actually provided. We jest of course this was parkrun regulars Annette Prior and Sally Bridge celebrating their 200th runs supported by Dawn Blake.Across the 2 weeks we have welcomed 12 runners to parkrun; Yassin Rantell, Lucinda Shepherd, Saima Zeb, Tabasssum Nazir, Karen Chilvers, Hepworth Nxumalo, Marie Austen,Jawad Irfan, Harrison K Li, Ling Ye, Jennifer Parmenter and Jinder Jajora. Welcome one and all to Barking but more importantly parkrun, we look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.We missed Peter Mcintyre's 100th run congratulations Peter,if you have a milestone run upcoming let the run director know, as whilst we try to note them we are human and have missed them in the past. Thanks to Ron & Phil (brr old & new)for the birthday cakes and biscuits.
We have unfortunately to end on a sad note, in memory of Matt Campbell a good number paid tribute by running the extra 0.6 miles therefore 3.7 miles in total,the distance Matt had left to run. Despite a tragic death an emotional and fitting tribute. The only positive, Matt set out to raise £2500 for his chosen charity,at the time of writing with your support this now stands at £325,000 !!!

This week 124 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Rowland LYONS • Philip PEARSON • Nikki CRANMER • Harmander SINGH • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Andy PRESTON • Chris ANASTASI • Sonu THETHY • James BYERS • Ita O'CONNOR • Pip HARRINGTON • Charles ELLUL • Alexandra RUTISHAUSER-PERERA • Alan CRANMER

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 2,703 participants have completed 2

 

Barking parkrun event #302, 14th April 2018

There's definitely the makings of spring at Barking parkrun this week! After a few false starts, we think the weather is set to turn! And in these milder temperatures, we welcomed 90 folk along to enjoy their Saturday morning fix of parkrun. Welcome to our four event first timers, including Amit Ram and Vinay Channa, both making their parkrun debuts as well as Barking debuts! Hope you enjoyed your first event - see you next time, we hope!!

The heat of the morning also got the better of us during the briefing when we forgot to say 'well done' to Tolu Oyelola. Tolu reached his 50 milestone, all completed here at Barking! Please forgive our oversight, Tolu!

We also said a (hopefully short-lived) farewell today to finish token number 48! If you finished around 29 minutes today, we'd love to see you back again this Saturday, but can we have our token back! As most of you know, even if you don't have your own barcode, we still need our finishing tokens back, because we use them every Saturday. So even if you don't intend to scan your own personal barcode, please take the finishing token over to the friendly scanning volunteers. Thankyou.

And we notice that the lost property cupboard is beginning to look like a school drama department's outfit box! We'll roll out the current stock this Saturday, but anything unclaimed after Saturday will be passed over to local charity Richard House (which is, incidentally, on the same parade of shops as the Daily Munch cafe, our regular post-parkrun watering hole!)

This week 90 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Harmander SINGH • Sandra SWAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Andy PRESTON • Annette PRIOR • Bethany PRIOR • Chris ANASTASI • Sue PARKINSON • Ita O'CONNOR • Wendy REILLY • 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 2,671 participants have completed 21,480 parkruns covering a total distance of 107,400 km, including 3,542 new Personal Bests.

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