Hockey meets parkrun via #teamparkrun

Black Park parkrun

Event number 481

18th August 2018

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Photo courtesy of George Mardall (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmardall/sets)

This week Black Park played host to two National Lottery funded athletes as part of parkrun UK’s #teamparkrun initiative which aims to encourage more people to get active.

Mark Gleghorne and Holly Hunt, both Team GB hockey players helped out our volunteers by scanning tokens at the finish. This gave them the opportunity to see just how many people come to Black Park on Saturday mornings to participate in parkrun. They were generous with their time stopping to chat and take photos with lots of people - we didn’t realise so many of our regulars play hockey. 

Mark is a British international who plays as a forward for both England and Great Britain. He competed for England in the 2014 World Cup, and in the men’s hockey tournament at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where he won a bronze medal.  He plays club hockey in the EHL Premier Division for Beeston Hockey Club. 

Speaking afterward, Mark said: “It was a really good, friendly atmosphere in a magnificent setting where people can come and exercise.” 

Holly joined the senior women’s squad at the start of 2018 on a part-time basis as she completes her degree at the University of Birmingham where she plays in the first team. Holly has previously represented England at U21 level. 

Holly added: ”It was great to see men, women and children, old and young and their dogs all giving their best on a Saturday morning.”

This week 538 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Fred ASHFORD • Jenny ZAREMBA • Andy TORRANCE • Ian SMALES • Laura HAWKINS • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Beverley Ann JEWELL • Karen ALOE • Sophie GREATOREX • Peter TOUGH • Minnie CROSS • Raymond John HOYLE • Suzy GAULTON • Adam HORSFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • George MARDALL • Shona LOWE • Lynne PATRICK • Bob BERESFORD • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Charlie FENNELL

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

Today, the following people joined these  milestone clubs:

10 Club - Charlotte ORLAND, Eleanor JACK, Robert STICKNEY, Zac HOLLIGAN

50 Club - Laura HAYERS, Louise DAVIES, Rupinder BANWAIT, Russell COBB

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).

The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 17:07 on 28th June 2014 (event number 262).

The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.51% (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 17,190 participants have completed 180,853 parkruns covering a total distance of 904,265 km, including 28,641 new Personal Bests.

 

What happened to the heat?

 

Run # 480 – 11 August 2018

What happened to all that heat??

A somewhat ‘fresher’ day today which made for extremely pleasant running conditions.

A good team turnout for Hillingdon Triathletes today with 16 of the club taking part, the largest number of the 37 clubs taking part.

And a special mention today for those who finish in the middle of the run. Congratulations to Tim Dawson and Deborah Leach who finished 265 and 266 respectively….exactly mid-point in the 531 participant field! No prizes I’m afraid but nice to get a mention.

The following tremendous milestones were achieved:

50 – Kim Anderton

100 - David WILLIAMS

200 – Diane Kendall

250 - Philip WAIN

Congratulations everyone!

This week 531 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

Great set of photos today taken by Charlie Fennell which can be found here:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/black-park-parkrun/pool/

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andy TORRANCE • Sue BREE • Laura HAWKINS • Kenneth BROWN • Diane KENDALL • Stephanie MORTIMER • Karen SPROD • Sophie GREATOREX • Melanie Louise RATCLIFFE • Raymond John HOYLE • Andy SMITH • Bhapinder TOOR • Audrey PARSONS • Lynne PATRICK • Martin STEWART • Mairi VODDEN • Anthony VODDEN • Alan HAYES • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Charlie FENNELL

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

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 17:07 on 28th June 2014 (event number 262).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.51% (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 17,140 participants have completed 180,315 parkruns covering a total distance of 901,575 km, including 28,582 new Personal Bests.

 

Through the heat on pacer Saturday!

parkrun #479 – 4th August 2018

Stories from the park

This week’s field of 595 finishers ran with pacers and in spite of the very warm temperatures a fantastic 71 recorded new Personal Bests (12% of the field). Well done everyone and thank you to the lovely pacers.

There were 51 first-timers and 46 different clubs represented, including Shaef Shifters, Barking Road Runners, Cleethorpes and District AC, St Albans Striders, Stourbridge RC, Rock Runners, Iron Coppers and Defence Sports & Recreation. Estelle Axcell from Johannesburg Harriers AC had probably come the furthest… It was lovely to hear so many people say that it was their first time at Black Park and how much they loved the course.

It was lovely to chat to the ladies in their matching orange shirts. They had come together through Couch to 5K and now run all sorts of events together as a group! Their most recent group race had been 10K from the Millennium Stadium, and one member had just completed 100km walk along the south coast! There was excited discussion around where to go for the next race – with various overseas locations being mentioned! Bon voyage and happy running to you all.

Congratulations

We also congratulate our new members to the parkrun milestone clubs:

50 Club – Anaelle STENMAN, Daniel HUNTER, Emma WARBURTON, Peter HILL

100 Club – Adrian WILSON, Chloe BREAGAN

250 Club - Sarah WILSON

It was a double celebration for Chloe Breagan and her Dad Steve Breagan, as Chloe hit the 100 milestone on the same day as he managed his 300th run. They had baked some lovely cupcakes for everyone to celebrate (thank you!)

Sarah Wilson and her family had gone big with the balloons for the fabulous 250 milestone – as you will see in the photos! Thank you to George for the beautiful photo set. There are some lovely group shots and individual photos, as well as the usual run photos. These are on the Flickr group, which can be accessed via the photo link on the Black Park parkrun page or via this link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmardall/sets

 

Today’s parkrun was all made possible by 50 volunteers – a big cheer for them:

Barbara ALLEN • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Glyn WATKINS • Jenny ZAREMBA • Mary LORD • Michael HILL • John COBB • Alastair REECE • Joe NOLAN • Rose O'NEILL • Sheila O'NEILL • Kathryn SMALES • Chris ZAREMBA • Mike LEIGH • Kenneth BROWN • Bob STANBROOK • Karen ALOE • Steve WELLS • Karen TRUNKFIELD • Karen Anne PATTERSON • Jessica BEISHON • David MCSHANE • Joanne HARRISON • Raymond John HOYLE • Ian SEARS • Suzy GAULTON • Matthew ROBINS • John MILES • Fiona JAMIESON • Suzanne METCALF • Callum FITZSIMONS • Audrey PARSONS • Hilary GAUNA • Mark MOORE • George MARDALL • Nigel WRIGHT • Ken PHILLIPS • Sharon BUNBY • Abigail MORIARTY • Jo SHEPHERD • Bob BERESFORD • Holly PHILLIPS • Chris TAYLOR • Pattie BERESFORD • Caroline QUINN • Marie KOUHI • Diya ASWANI • Antoanela NACOV

Achievements this week

There were some age graded results that deserved a huge cheer:

  • Alun Jones (VM60-64) of Thames Valley Orienteering Club achieved 85% age grading (of the world record for his age group)
  • James Repper (VM45-49) of Chiltern Harriers achieved 83.4%
  • Fiona Harrington (VW60-64) achieved 78.4%
  • Margaret Mardell (VW70-74) achieved 77.4%

Although the amazing Margaret Moody still holds the course record of 92.5% set back in April 2014.

And finally

Our group of run reporters always wants to bring to life some of the different experiences of different individuals and groups within Black Park parkrun. If you would like to tell a little of your personal story, please do email parkrunstories@yahoo.com and we will hopefully catch up with you at Black Park and feature your story.

 

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 17,091 participants have completed 179,784 parkruns covering a total distance of 898,920 km, including 28,521 new Personal Bests.

 

Black Park – It’s a magical Place!

Black Park parkrun Event number 478 28th July 2018

A cooler day in the park meant less of a dust storm at the start! Lovely running conditions meant 71 PB's!!

Exactly 1 year after having cardiac issues  Barbara Cotterell finished in 400th place!

Louise Welford finished her 100th parkrun

2 tourist groups visited Black park: Chiswick and Aylesbury and an international tourist from Johannesburg SA

First Saturday of the month next weekend... that means Pacing Day! So get your shiniest shoes on and aim for a PB... Don't Forget Your Barcode or it wont count!

New Milestones were achieved by:

25 Volunteer

  • Chris ZAREMBA
  • Jeff BARNARD

10, 50, 100 & 250 data not available

This week 563 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 71 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 wonderful volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Jenny ZAREMBA • Steve BREAGAN • Catherine STAUNTON • Stuart R EVANS • Ian SMALES • Chris ZAREMBA • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Kenneth BROWN • David COOMBS • Stephanie MORTIMER • Karen ALOE • Sophie GREATOREX • Raymond John HOYLE • Adam HORSFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • George MARDALL • Shona LOWE • Richard PINK • Pauline PHILLIPS • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Charlie FENNELL

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

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 17:07 on 28th June 2014 (event number 262).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.51% (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 17,040 participants have completed 179,189 parkruns covering a total distance of 895,945 km, including 28,450 new Personal Bests.

 

Happy 9th birthday Black Park Parkrun

Run # 477 – 21 July 2018       

Happy 9th Birthday Black Park Parkrun!!

From a humble beginning back on Saturday 18th July 2009 with 62 participants, we arrive at run 477 on 21st July 2018 with 602 participants……something works!

It was a time for celebration with cake, savouries and drinks for everyone at the finish……can’t wait for the 10th next year!!

We must remember that the whole Black Park Parkrun experience is down to two particularly stoic and determined gentlemen Dave Priddy and Fred Ashford who have made what our parkrun is today and have only recently stepped aside though they continue with their valued involvement…..thanks gentlemen!

Looking through the records, one of our original runners was also running today, congratulations to the hardy Olov Hansen. In addition, the other member of the partnership was also volunteering today, well done Barbro Julin (here’s hoping I’ve not missed others out).

Our highest event number participant that regularly attends Black Park, Barbara Allen, started here on the event’s second outing on 25th July 2009. Since that time she has only ran at Black Park 362 times…..what a light-weight!

Since our start in 2009, 17,002 participants have completed 178,626 individual parkruns covering a total distance of 893,130km, including 28,380 new Personal Bests, amazing.

Also celebrating in fine style today were Mairi and Anthony Vodden who were both completing their 50th parkrun and had brought along a fabulous cake for the table.

The following tremendous milestones were achieved:

50 – Anthony Vodden, Mairi Vodden, Denver Applehans, Kerry Squire, Malcolm Ward, Randip Gandhi, Sally Saupin and Vanessa Carket.

10 – Gabriel Day

Well done everyone, good luck with your next goals.

And well done to all our 602 runners on what was a very warm and ‘sticky’ morning. Here’s looking forward to seeing the return of our 31 first time runners.

As ever, you can savour your Black Park memories with another great collection of George Mardall’s photos here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmardall/sets

This week 602 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Glyn WATKINS • Barbro JULIN • Maureen PEDRI • Andy TORRANCE • Catherine STAUNTON • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Sophie GREATOREX • Peter TOUGH • David MCSHANE • Raymond John HOYLE • Audrey PARSONS • Verity MITCHELL • George MARDALL • Ken PHILLIPS • Paul SILVESTER • Janett BAKER • Barnaby BRIGGS • Lotte VISSER • Holly PHILLIPS • Antonia GARCIA • Karen DAVIES • Caroline QUINN • Marie KOUHI

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

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 17:07 on 28th June 2014 (event number 262).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.51% (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 17,002 participants have completed 178,626 parkruns covering a total distance of 893,130 km, including 28,380 new Personal Bests.

 

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