Basildon parkrun Run Report #213

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report 213!

Run Director Jacqui (who very kindly stepped up on the day to cover a rather poorly Kalli) briefed 159 parkrunners on a lovely Satuday morning in Northlands park. We were joined by 15 first timers, and tourists from Raphael and Hadleigh - welcome all!

15 of you recorded new personal bests, and three of you achieved milestones:

Bethany LIVERMORE - 10 parkrun Club
Joel HIRATA FLANNIGAN - 10 parkrun Club
Gavin SCOTT - 50 parkrun Club

Well done all!

Our event is only as successful as our volunteers make it - please help future events by checking our roster, and email us at basildonhelpers@parkrun.com with what you’d like to do and when. You will be given all information needed to ensure you are happy in your role. We can't do this without you! :-)

As it is National Pet Month, we will be holding a "Bring your dog to parkrun day" on the 28th of April. If you have a four legged friend, bring them along (one per runner and on short lead please). We will be joined by Basildon Council and Dogs Trust (who will hopefully be bringing along some dogs in need of a home!)

See you next Saturday, and don't forget your barcode! #dfyb

Basildon parkrun Event number 213 14th April 2018

This week 159 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Dave MULLENDER • Richard BONHAM • Rachel FLANNIGAN • Joy LEADER • Nicola HAWKINS • Roy FARRANCE • Danielle TAYLOR • Marion BREEZE • Jacqui WEST • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Carole WHITE • Charlie LLOYD • Maria MCQUEENIE • Craig BROWN • Cheyenne BROCKETT • Beverley BURGESS • Rachel LAVER • Philip BEAUMONT • 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 4,444 participants have completed 31,024 parkruns covering a total distance of 155,120 km, including 6,136 new Personal Bests.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #212 – The 4th Birthday

There was cake!
There was cake!

Four years! Four glorious years of Basildon parkrun. Who would have thought it? Well clearly some people did, those brave intrepid explorers who were brought together by Tracy Bliss (who?) to band together and form the first version of the core team. The core team has changed over the past four years with just one of the originals remaining (blimey i didn't realise that). These new faces and old have bought many skills to the table, some providing the actual table, but ultimately each and every one has the same goal in mind, and that is to provide a free, weekly, timed run, jog or walk in the park. Followed by socialising in the cafe of course, yes i'm looking at you the Pitsea running club cafe society (not exclusively for members of Pitsea running club, anybody can join).

Looking at the photos from this weeks parkrun and comparing them to our early events (thanks to facebook memories) its amazing how far our parkrunners have come, and in some cases gone. The original under 11's that needed an adult to run with them are now pretty much grown up, runners that started as walkers, now easily completing the 5km weekly and going on to run 10kms, halfs, marathons and in some cases ultra marathons. The new additions to the parkrun family that will grow up with parkrun in their lives from the day they were born, completing the course in a buggy as a baby, now demanding that Daddy runs faster and through the puddles. The parkrunners that have gone of to pastures new, not just in the UK, but further afield, Australia and Canada spring to mind. parkrunners that are now event directors and core team members of newer local parkruns. Its not until you think of all the things that parkrunners do and have done that makes you realise the effect that parkrun has on peoples lives, and its all to do with just a run round the park with some mates, ok maybe a couple of hundred mates.

Go parkrunners!
Go parkrunners!

As i said in my run briefing each and every one of you that come to parkrun are parkrunners of the year, and for those that volunteer you are all volunteers of the year, all though there was no most supportive hubby of the year award, mostly because there are no supportive hubbies for the core team, i suppose i could have had most supportive wifey....hmm. Maybe a thought for next year.

SO i would like to thank each and every one of you for a great 4 years, and for many years in the future, that's all new runners past and future, all tourists, and if you haven't visited us yet come and see us soon, we have a cafe and toilets. To all the under 11's that make sure they look after their adult, to all our dogs that run attached by a short lead to one runner. To our timekeepers that may miss a runner or bleep the stopwatch too many times, to our finish tokens hander outer that may or may not drop some on the floor, to our barcode scanners that politely remind runners no barcode no time, to our pre event set up helpers, that have marked dog leavings with spray chalk. To our tailwalkers that support walkers, joggers and runners in more ways than they realise. To our marshals that clap, shout and clacker support to everybody equally. Our pacers that help people reach personal bests that they would never have thought possible when they first started. To our VI guide runners that take branches to the face to allow VI runners to take part. And to anybody i have forgotten THANK YOU for parkrun.

I almost forgot.. to the CAKE makers who never let us down when we need a cake fix. (Happy now J?)

Awesome parkrunners!
Awesome parkrunners!

AND TO THOSE ABOUT TO PARKRUN... I SALUTE YOU!!!!

Kalli

And now for the boring bit

Basildon parkrun Event number 212 7th April 2018

This week 171 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Pip PIPERDY • Kalli ISBORNE • Dave MULLENDER • Nicola HAWKINS • Ingo DIERKSCHNIEDER • Coral HOLMES • Jacqui WEST • John WILKINSON • Nelson HOWE • Richard MOORE • Carole WHITE • John HOLMES • Charlie LLOYD • Susan HUGHES • Macy JAMES • Suzanne FIGGINS • Paul OMER • Garry TOOEY • Dawn HARVEY • Penny JACKSON • Philip BEAUMONT • Anne COGGIN • Peter LAVER • Lewis HARVEY

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 4,429 participants have completed 30,865 parkruns covering a total distance of 154,325 km, including 6,121 new Personal Bests.

 

Basildon parkrun Run Report #211

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report 211!

On a somewhat nippy Saturday morning, 154 Basildon parkrunners gathered together in Northlands Park to listen to Run Director Richard's briefing. We were joined by 30 first timers, and tourists/excursionists from Southend, Gunnersbury, Long Eaton, Wythenshawe, Brentwood, Keswick, Orpington, Barking, Stretford and Kingston - welcome all!

Seven parkrunners recorded PBs with us this week - congrats!

Our event is only as successful as our volunteers make it - please help future events by checking our roster, and email us at basildonhelpers@parkrun.com with what you’d like to do and when. You will be given all information needed to ensure you are happy in your role. We can't do this without you! :-)

A quick reminder - the 7th of April is our 4th birthday! We'll have cake and (optional) fancy dress with a theme of "Four"mal - so go for formal wear or the number four!

Basildon parkrun Event number 211 31st March 2018

This week 154 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Dave MULLENDER • Roy FARRANCE • Danielle TAYLOR • Philip WARNER • Robert VINICOMBE • Jacqui WEST • John WILKINSON • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Graham DOUGLASS • Charlie LLOYD • Suzanne FIGGINS • Tony GRIFFIN • Julie BURNS • Garry TOOEY • Philip BEAUMONT • Tracey LANG • Anne COGGIN • Gary CLIFFORD • Daniel CARTER

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 4,419 participants have completed 30,694 parkruns covering a total distance of 153,470 km, including 6,092 new Personal Bests.

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

 

Basildon parkrun Run Report #210

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report 210, this week from Run Director Richard!

RD Richard in action!

Basildon parkrun number 210, for the first time in a while the weather was kind to Northlands Park and it’s Saturday morning parkrun community. No snow, no rain, no wind, not too cold nor not too hot, just right for 164 runner, joggers and walkers to navigate the 3 laps of Basildon’s Northlands Park. We greeted 2 parkrun first timers, 11 parkrunners completing the Basildon course for the first time, an amazing 27 parkrunners PB’d and 21 of you volunteered to help make a safe and fun run in the park. First to finish was Rob Vinicombe with Beryl De Smedt being the first lady to finish, but irrespective of your finish position all of you who finished were winners.

Thanks Richard!

We also saw two of our runners join the 50 parkrun Club - well done Christopher Roberts and Iain Caine!

Our event is only as successful as our volunteers make it - please help future events by checking our roster, and email us at basildonhelpers@parkrun.com with what you’d like to do and when. You will be given all information needed to ensure you are happy in your role. We can't do this without you! :-)

The finish line!

A quick reminder - the 7th of April is our 4th birthday! We'll have cake and (optional) fancy dress with a theme of "Four"mal - so go for formal wear or the number four!

Basildon parkrun Event number 210 24th March 2018

This week 164 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Ian HART • Andy CHAPLIN • Dave MULLENDER • Ingo DIERKSCHNIEDER • Danielle TAYLOR • Paul BOTTJER • John WILKINSON • Chris SHAW • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Paul AGASTINA • John HOLMES • Nicola SHERMAN • Charlie LLOYD • Jo PEARCE • Colin WILKINSON • Dawn HARVEY • Anne COGGIN • Nicola HOAD • Laura MCDERMOTT • Tyrone FAY

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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 4,389 participants have completed 30,540 parkruns covering a total distance of 152,700 km, including 6,085 new Personal Bests.

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

 

Basildon parkrun Run Report #209

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report 209, this week from Run Director Ian!

Braced for the beast from the East part two our intrepid Set Up team arrived at Northlands Park for a course inspection. Having assessed the course and deciding to move the start back to the old start the RD said that the run would go ahead.

Fortunately, our brave volunteers (19) and runners (61) decided to venture out on a very cold morning.  The official theme for the morning was Layers and lots of them. Some of our Marshalls must have felt almost Scott like as they set out for their posts as they were gone for some time in Arctic like conditions. THANK YOU ALL!!

A very snowy day!

What is a real surprise is that they even managed to keep their sense of humour.

You wonderful people (sorry a couple of you missed the photo).

Warmly wrapped up volunteers!

There were unsurprisingly no tourists at the event this week but we did have two first timers and four PBs ( it must have been the thought of the hot drink in the café that fuelled you) including our first finisher who was assisted and hindered (in equal measure) by his team of huskies – well his wonderful four legged friend.

It wasn’t a morning to keep runners hanging around, lets get this show on the road (but mind the ditch!).

A chilly start line!

RD, on a personal note thank you all especially our VOLUNTEERS so much, it was a cold morning.

Our event is reliant on volunteers and can’t go ahead without you. If you haven’t given volunteering a go, please, please, please do you will be pleasantly surprised at how rewarding it is.

Basildon parkrun Event number 209 17th March 2018

This week 61 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 2 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Kairen HART • Ian HART • James BURNS • Ingo DIERKSCHNIEDER • Coral HOLMES • Danielle HUGHES • John WILKINSON • Lucy KEMISH • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Carole WHITE • John HOLMES • Elaine STATON • Lois WHITROD • Albert MILES • Jo PEARCE • Susan HUGHES • Suzanne STRIBLING • Philip BEAUMONT • 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 4,376 participants have completed 30,376 parkruns covering a total distance of 151,880 km, including 6,058 new Personal Bests.

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