Basildon parkrun Run Report #225

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report 225 - Pitsea Massive takes on Basildon parkrun - this week sent in by Paul from Pitsea Running Club!

parkrunners getting ready!

Saturday 7th July was the day that the Pitsea ‘Massive’ Running Club embraced Basildon parkrun and for that day we ‘took over’ the run and supported a fantastic weekend ritual for thousands of runners, joggers and walkers.  Preparation was like a military operation, volunteers came flooding forward to fill all the major roles.  Our Pitsea gazebo and flags were erected near the start / finish and we had some free cake and water for the runners as it was a scorching hot day.

162 runners gathered in the sun with many (21) first timers listening to the first timers briefing and then the Race Directors address.   The volunteers took their places around the course ready for the start and before long the runners were off including some of our own Club runners new and old.

Pitsea Running Club in action!

The volunteering side of Parkrun is just as rewarding as running in the event, however, its not always recognised how much effort goes into organising the event each week so hats off to the Basildon Parkrun ‘core team’, all volunteers who give up there time not only on a weekend but during the week to ensure we all have fun and are safe on a Saturday Morning.  Our own Pitsea RC ‘core team’ of race organisers assisted for this weeks run.

I had decided to volunteer for Tail Walker, a role I had never done before at parkrun and usually an uncomplicated role although due to the heat we had a few tail walkers only do two laps (no not through the finish funnel!) so unusually I had to sprint to catch up the tail of the run.  Being the Tail Walker (with two other volunteers) was fun, I got to talk to some of the runners and also my daughter for a change as she was walking with us and our Dog (who only made one lap before sitting down in protest and going no further). It was also a special day for me, my 100th parkrun at an event that also allowed me to run, volunteer and helped me meet and join the Pitsea Running Club, thank you parkrun!

Go parkrunners!

Apart from the searing heat the run was off to a smooth start and settled down into a familiar pattern with new and familiar faces.   The club marshals were fantastic, giving lots of support and encouragement for the runners, and some of the regular marshals also joined us on the day to lend their support.

It was clear though that the heat was a challenge for some, and our Marshalls had to help a few that were suffering in the heat, lucky we ended up bring that water with us!

By the time I finished everyone was enjoying the sun, tucking into the Cake under the Pitsea Running Club gazebo and generally having a great social time which for many is the best bit about parkrun.  You don’t have to get that PB every time, just enjoying the running and company is therapy in itself.

The finish!

A warm thank you from Pitsea Running Club for allowing us the privilege of taking over the event this weekend, a thoroughly good time was had by all!

Basildon parkrun Event number 225 7th July 2018

This week 162 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Peter BATES • Linda BATES • Ian HAWTHORN • Tim SHEA • Steve MACDONALD • Cheryl MACDONALD • Pip PIPERDY • David DAVIDSON • Dave MULLENDER • Tim SHEA • Valerie SINCLAIR • Natalie GORHAM • Ingo DIERKSCHNIEDER • Danielle TAYLOR • Kenneth CAREY • Marion BREEZE • Angela SMITH • Lucy KEMISH • Paul AGASTINA • Carole WHITE • Charlie LLOYD • Robert SMITH • Adam STOW • Nicola RUDGLEY • Sara OMER • Paul OMER • Tracey LANG • Anne COGGIN • Maureen FIGGINS

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 4,724 participants have completed 33,406 parkruns covering a total distance of 167,030 km, including 6,582 new Personal Bests.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #224

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report #224, this week sent in by Run Director Ian!

Well that was a SCORCHING hot morning.

However, we must love a bit of sun at Basildon as 46 people out of 208 runners achieved PB’s. Given that we welcomed 35 first time runners, 6 people who forgot parkrun rule 1, rule 2 and rule 3 Don’t Forget Your Barcode, that means for our stats lovers that if you had your barcode and weren’t a first timer 27.5% of you recorded a PB. IMPRESSIVE stuff people, keep it up if you can.

Mr Wilkinson won the guess the number of runners competition this week with an guestimate of 210 (not bad only 2 out) but we would never have guessed that this would be without any tourists (or any that owned up) we may have had some local excursionists.

As you know parkrun, is a FREE community timed run event with an inclusion policy. The thing to note here is the word RUN, it isn’t a race. The core team would therefore like to remind everyone that we don’t have sole use of the park so we need to make sure that we are mindful and considerate of members of the public but other parkruners. As mentioned earlier we are a free community / inclusive event with runners, joggers, walkers, families, baby buggies and dogs (on short leads). So smile, relax enjoy your run, jog, or walk if you don’t get a PB there is always next time.

A big thank you to all our volunteers who did a great job as usual. We can’t hold the event without your help, as we totally rely on volunteers to be able to stage this event every week. It would be good to see some new faces. Give it a go you won’t look back and you get a FREE parkrun t-shirt when you have completed 25.

Well done everyone, see you next week for run number 225. #DFYB

Basildon parkrun Event number 224 30th June 2018

This week 208 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Kairen HART • Ian HART • Dave MULLENDER • Joy LEADER • Coral HOLMES • Danielle TAYLOR • Kenneth CAREY • Mark FIGGINS • Lindsay KIRK • Lucy KEMISH • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • John HOLMES • Charlie LLOYD • Albert MILES • Peter COVEY • Tony GRIFFIN • Norman CHAPMAN • Michael MUGGERIDGE • Garry TOOEY • Philip BEAUMONT • Tracey LANG • Anne COGGIN

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 4,703 participants have completed 33,244 parkruns covering a total distance of 166,220 km, including 6,556 new Personal Bests.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #223

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report #223, this week from Run Director Ian!

What a lovely morning for a parkrun! Especially, with a nearly full roster of volunteers ready to clap and cheer everyone on to the finish line.

We welcomed 17 first timers to our event, many of whom were also new to parkrun which is great to see. We also welcomed tourists from Carlow Town parkrun, Ireland to Basildon parkrun.

With the safety / run briefing completed off we toddled to the start, all 200 Basildon parkruners. We must be getting used to these numbers as no one predicted that many in our pre-run guess the numbers game.

Our first finishers this week were Damien Harvey 17.58 (New PB) and Hayley Lamkin 21.46 (First Timer!). We must love a bit of sun at Basildon as a staggering 29 of you recorded personal bests FANTASTIC.

A big thank you to all our volunteers who did a great job as usual. We can’t hold the event without your help, as we totally rely on volunteers to be able to stage this event every week. It would be good to see some new faces. Give it a go you won’t look back and you get a FREE parkrun t-shirt when you have completed 25.

One other little reminder, as you know parkrun has one main rule for participants DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE #DFYB, unfortunately we had 14 unknown runners this week.

Well done everyone, see you next week for run number 224.

Basildon parkrun Event number 223 23rd June 2018

This week 200 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Kairen HART • Ian HART • Tim SHEA • Pip PIPERDY • Dave MULLENDER • Karen LEE • Philip WARNER • Kenneth CAREY • Mark FIGGINS • Lucy KEMISH • Chris SHAW • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Carole WHITE • Albert MILES • Peter COVEY • Suzanne FIGGINS • Norman CHAPMAN • Jonathon RAE • Dawn HARVEY • Philip BEAUMONT • Tracey LANG • Anne COGGIN

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 4,668 participants have completed 33,036 parkruns covering a total distance of 165,180 km, including 6,510 new Personal Bests.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #222

 

Basildon parkrun
Event number 222
16th June 2018

This week 206 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Ian HART • David DAVIDSON • Dave MULLENDER • Rachel FLANNIGAN • Joy LEADER • John WILKINSON • Martin HISCOCK • Lucy KEMISH • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Paul AGASTINA • Charlie LLOYD • Albert MILES • Peter COVEY • Lisa WALKER • Craig BROWN • Tony GRIFFIN • Garry TOOEY • Andrew CLIFFORD • Maureen FIGGINS

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 4,651 participants have completed 32,836 parkruns covering a total distance of 164,180 km, including 6,481 new Personal Bests.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #221

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report 221!

First off, Charlie is very apologetic about the lack of run report last week - he was at a music festival that had more loo roll than 3G signal, and there wasn't any loo roll! :-) We are always after Run Report writers, so if you fancy giving it a go please let us know (we'll send you all the stats at the bottom, you don't have to work it out!)

Over to Run Director Carole's run report:

Saturday morning saw 191 runners at Basildon take part in the NHS 70 parkrun celebrations as usual we had a few creative fancy dress outfits well done to all those who did dress up.

We had an amazing 18 people that made it to parkrun for the first time thank you for joining us at Basildon and we hope to see you all again, the first 3 finishers this week were among the many runners who achieved a pb.

Would like to say a huge thank you to all our volunteers we had lots of eager volunteers this week  which makes the core team job easier, in fact the only role not filled was photographer, if you are not running parkrun for any reason why not give volunteering a try no experience required and you get to wear one of our funky hi viz vests.

Thanks Carole - see you next week, and #dfyb!

Basildon parkrun Event number 221 9th June 2018

This week 191 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Tim SHEA • Qamir RIAZ • Dave MULLENDER • Danielle TAYLOR • Lucy KEMISH • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Carole WHITE • Nicola SHERMAN • Charlie LLOYD • Gary MILLER • Elaine STATON • Albert MILES • Peter COVEY • Paul OMER • Melanie GOULD • Beryl WISEMAN • Dawn HARVEY • Rachel LAVER • Philip BEAUMONT • Anne COGGIN • Hollie WHITROD • Peter LAVER • Ellen HARVEY • Gary CLIFFORD • Andrew CLIFFORD • Maureen FIGGINS

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 4,637 participants have completed 32,630 parkruns covering a total distance of 163,150 km, including 6,446 new Personal Bests.

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