Dogs at Black Park parkrun

Please could we remind all runners with dogs that your dog should be on lead at all times during the run, and that the lead should be short, particularly in the early stages when you are potentially passing large numbers of runners. The dog also needs to be in your sight at all times and not running behind you so that you can react to what it is doing, and please do not use the extendable 'trip-wire' leads - your dog needs to be on a suitably strong lead so that you have instant control over the dog should it be required. Runners may also not see these leads if it is extended and may assume the dog is running with another person and attempt to run between you.
Please follow these simple guidelines and the run will be safer for all.

 

Christmas Running At Black Park

Christmas is rapidly approaching, so here are details of our schedule over the Christmas period.

We will be running as usual on Saturday 23rd at 9am. We know some of you don’t need much invitation, but if you want to dress up then this is the one!

There is no run on Christmas Day at Black Park.
Should you need a parkrun fix however there are various nearby events who are operating on Christmas Day, including Northala Fields, Cassiobury, Maidenhead, Rickmansworth & Woodley. For up-to-date details of which events are running please check out the parkrun Christmas Compendium http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

There is no parkrun on Boxing Day, however there is the Pinewood Trails 5k at 9:30, running a different 5k route through Black Park. Online entries are already open.
https://www.bucksvoice.net/pinewoodtrails/pinewood-trails/

We will be running as usual on Saturday 30th December at 9am.

There will be an extra run at Black Park at 9am on New Year’s Day. This is the only day of the year when you can run 2 parkruns, so Upton Court will also be running but at 10:30 to give you the option of doing both. And for that extra special parkrun double, why not join Datchet Dashers as they run the 4 miles between them as well! Several other local events are also running at 10:30 including Rickmansworth, Woodley, Osterley & Crane Park, so the choice is yours. Please check the Christmas Compendium page for full details.

We’re then back on the regular Saturday schedule from January 6th as thoughts turn to new year resolutions, spring half marathon and marathon training.

 
 

Safeguarding of young children at parkrun

As you will know we welcome children at parkrun. We love to see families running together and having fun, but we do have a minimum age of 4 and we insist that all children under 11 are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. These rules are a requirement of UK Athletics who sanction our events and under whose insurance we operate. The rules are in place to protect the children, and also to protect the other runners and volunteers.
 
Whilst the official guidance from UK Athletics does not permit children under 11 to race the 5k distance, they are content to sanction the participation of children under the age of 11 in parkrun UK events as long as their participation is primarily for fun, being free from undue pressure from parents, other adults or their peers, and in the full understanding they are participating in a timed run rather than a race. 5 kilometres is a long way for small children, and we want them to enjoy it and see parkrun and running in a positive light. I’m sure many of us remember being forced to run round the school field as punishment when we were in school, something that put a lot of people off running for life, and we really don’t want children to see running and parkrun in the same way.
 

Extra events over the Christmas & New Year period

Please note that Black Park parkrun will be operating as usual on Saturday December 24th and Saturday December 31st. There will not be an additional run on Christmas Day, but there will be an extra event on Sunday January 1st at 9am. And for those of you desperate for a double you can then make your way to Upton Court where they will be starting at 10:30.

  • Saturday December 24th - Regular run at 9am
  • Sunday December 25th - No run
  • Saturday December 31st - Regular run at 9am
  • Sunday January 1st - Extra run at 9am

If you're wanting a Christmas Day run then please check out the Christmas Compendium for a list of the events that are running.

 

Black Park parkrun No. 348 – 6th February 2016

Congratulations to everyone who ran on Saturday.  Special congratulations go to the following runners:- Tansie Davies joined the Junior 10 club,  Sucwinder Bassi, Andrew Knill, Dinah Roberts & Nicci Theodoulou all reached the 50 run milestone, and Karen Aloe ran her 100th run!  Well done to you all!

Thank you as ever to the Volunteers and to our Volunteer Pacers!

Andy Torrance,  Audrey Parsons, Barbara Allen, Barbro Julin, Bob Stanbrook, Bryony Trafford-Smith, Bubbley Sall, Charlie Holland, Charlie Vaughan, David Anthony Morgan, David McShane, David Priddy, David Ross, Diane Kendall, Ella Casey-Priday, Fiona Jamieson, Fred Ashford, Hook, George Mardall, Glyn Watkins, Harry Smith, Ian Lathey, Ian Smales, Jackie Stallwood, Joanna Moriarty, Joe Nolan, John Miles, Karen Aloe, Karen Trunkfield, Katie Lucas, Kenneth Brown, Laura Hawkins, Marc Grover, Mark Lucas, Mark Moore, Mark Stevens, Mary Lord, Michael Day, Monika Revesz, Patrick Fitzgerald, Peter Tough, Philip Morris Jones, Raymond John Hoyle, Rose O'Neill, Sheila O'Neill, Stephen McAlister, Steve Wells, Steen Burrows, Sue Tipping, Suzy Gaulton, Terry Simpson, tim Dawson, Tony Seagrove, Vinny Macartney.

6th Feb volunteers

pacers 6th feb    

Below are the results:-

Male placings:
Joe CARTON (SM20-24) of Hillingdon AC, was first over the line in 17:15
Paul CORNEY (SM30-34) of Hillingdon Triathletes, was second over the line in 18:17 Paul MANSI (SM30-34) of Hillingdon Triathletes, was third over the line in 18:26

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Danny O'LEARY (Metropolitan Police AC) 5482 pts.
Steve PARSONS (Runnymede Runners) 5297 pts.
Stuart R EVANS (Hillingdon Triathletes) 5034 pts.

Female placings:
Ciara WILLIAMS (SW20-24) of Hillingdon AC, was first (33rd overall) over the line in 21:00
Margaret BLISSETT (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (44th overall) over the line in 21:45
Charlotte DRAPER (SW30-34) of Chiltern Harriers AC, was third (47th overall) over the line in 21:52.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Liz MACARTNEY (Datchet Dashers) 5421 pts.
Carolyn LOCKETT (Unattached) 5108 pts.
Nikki TASKER (Unattached) 5021 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Margaret MARDALL (VW65-69) was graded 79.98% for the time 27:23 (221st overall).
Frank RYAN (VM50-54) was graded 77.36% for the time 19:13 (8th overall).
John SMITH (VM70-74) was graded 77.21% for the time 24:08 (112th overall).

This week there were 534 runners, of whom 45 were first timers and 88 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different athletics clubs took part.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found by following this link -  http://www.parkrun.org.uk/blackpark/results/latestresults/

 

 

 

 

Christmas and New Year Events

As in previous years, there will not be an additional Christmas Day parkrun event at Black Park this year. There will however be an additional run on New Years Day at 9am, followed by the option of a cheeky second run at Upton Court at 10:30. And for those of you who like a bit of extra distance, there is usually a group that does both events but also runs between Black Park and Upton Court.

 

Black Park parkrun no. 332 – 24th October 2015

Event number 332 saw 428 runners take to the course. There were certainly plenty of leaves and horse chestnut shells around the course but that didn't stop 64 runners getting PB's! We also welcomed 37 first timers and Nigel Farnfield celebrating his 50th parkrun on his 50th Birthday - Hope you had a great run today Nigel, have a wonderful Birthday weekend!

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen today:-

Black Park parkrun - 24th Oct - Volunteers2

Fred ASHFORD, Steven BURROWS, Vince ELLERBY, Laura HAWKINS, Charlie HOLLAND, Raymond John HOYLE, Barbro JULIN, Katie LUCAS, Sophie MACARTNEY, George MARDALL, Audrey PARSONS, Kathryn SMALES, Ian SMALES, Bob STANBROOK, Catherine STAUNTON, Andy TORRANCE, Andrew WELCH, Clive M WICKHAM

A BIG thank you to George Mardall for taking  the photos today - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/blackpark/photos/

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday 31st October - HALLOWEEN
Halloween

Halloween is next Saturday, we look forward to seeing you all dressed in your finest  ghosts, ghouls, witches and wizards outfits!

Sunday 1st November - Marlow Half Marathon - http://www.marlowhalf.marlowstriders.co.uk/

 

Now on to this weeks results:-

 

Male placings:
Simon ROLFE (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first in 18:27
Jon KEW (VM40-44) of Maidenhead AC, was second in 18:52.
Mark VOGLER (VM35-39) of Hillingdon Triathletes, was third in 18:56.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Vince ELLERBY (Gade Valley Harriers) 2486 pts.
Danny O'LEARY (Metropolitan Police AC) 2464 pts.
Steve PARSONS (Runnymede Runners) 2423 pts.

Female placings:
Margaret BLISSETT (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (38th overall) in 21:44
Megan RICE (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (47th overall) in 22:29.
Samantha FARNFIELD (JW15-17) (Unattached) was third (55th overall) in 22:53.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Liz MACARTNEY (Datchet Dashers) 2711 pts.
Carolyn LOCKETT (Unattached) 2483 pts.
Nikki TASKER (Unattached) 2457 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John SMITH (VM70-74) was graded 81.43% for the time 22:32 (48th overall).
Michael HILL (VM60-64) was graded 79.02% for the time 20:39 (18th overall).
Margaret MARDALL (VW65-69) was graded 78.99% for the time 27:17 (187th overall).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Black Park parkrun Results Page - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/blackpark/results/latestresults/ .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Park parkrun – Saturday 17th October 2015

Event number 331

Great morning for a run! This week we had 441 runners, of whom 30 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests.

Thank you as ever to our team of volunteers, without whom we wouldn't be able to run this event!

Volunteers

Barbara ALLEN, Karen ALOE, Fred ASHFORD, Kieran CORKERY, Carlo FERRIGGI, Laura HAWKINS, Charlie HOLLAND, Raymond John HOYLE, Diane KENDALL, Katie LUCAS, Liz MACARTNEY, George MARDALL, Audrey PARSONS, Zena PHILLIPS, David PRIDDY, Eliseo RIVAS NEIRA, Ian SMALES, Harry SMITH, Bob STANBROOK, Andy TORRANCE

A big thank you also goes to George Mardall for taking the photos - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/blackpark/photos/

 

Upcoming Events

Saturday 31st October - HALLOWEEN
Halloween

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, please feel free to come in your finest - we are looking forward to seeing some ghosts, ghouls, witches and wizards running around the park!

 

Sunday 1st November - Marlow Half Marathon - http://www.marlowhalf.marlowstriders.co.uk/


Now on to the results:-

Male placings:
Simon BEEDELL (SM30-34) of Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies, was first in 16:44
Chris BRADFIELD (VM40-44) of Datchet Dashers, was second in 18:07
Adam DAY (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third in 18:34

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Vince ELLERBY (Gade Valley Harriers) 2286 pts.
Danny O'LEARY (Metropolitan Police AC) 2270 pts.
Steve PARSONS (Runnymede Runners) 2228 pts.

Female placings:
Claire PUSEY (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (31st overall) in 20:56
Graziella MARINI (VW45-49) of Burnham Joggers, was second (38th overall) in 21:23.
Alexandra VELLASCO (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (39th overall) in 21:25

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Liz MACARTNEY (Datchet Dashers) 2516 pts.
Carolyn LOCKETT (Unattached) 2305 pts.
Nikki TASKER (Unattached) 2269 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
John SMITH (VM70-74) was graded 82.29% for the time 22:18 (55th overall).
Margaret MARDALL (VW65-69) was graded 79.91% for the time 26:58 (192nd overall).
Brian DENT (VM55-59) was graded 78.35% for the time 19:47 (12th overall).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Black Park parkrun Results Page found here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/blackpark/results/latestresults/

 

The Pacers were out – did you get a PB?

Black Park parkrun - Event number 329 - 3rd October 2015

Well it was certainly a bit chilly first thing but the sun soon came out and warmed things up!

A big thank you and well done to all of the pacers today - 76 new PBs were recorded making some very happy runners and all the pacers finished within a couple of seconds of their target time. Well done everyone!

Pacers

We also welcomed some "Robin's" to Black Park this week - they were Richard's Robin's running and raising money for the Anthony Nolan Trust

Richard's Robins 3

 Richard's Robins 2

A BIG thank you as always to our fantastic volunteers, without whom we would  not be able to put on our event.

Black Park parkrun  -  3rd Oct - volunteers

Barbara ALLEN, Fred ASHFORD, Chris BRADFIELD, Kenneth BROWN, Gail BURRELL, Carol COOMBS, Kieran CORKERY, Charlotte FORD, Richard GOBLE, Paul HARTIGAN, Laura HAWKINS, Raymond John HOYLE, Fiona JAMIESON, Philip Morris JONES, Barbro JULIN, Mary LORD, Mark LUCAS, Sophie MACARTNEY, George MARDALL, Ruth MARSHALL, Stephen MCALISTER, David MCSHANE, Alyson MCSHANE, John MILES, Mark MOORE, Joe NOLAN, Rose O'NEILL, Steve PARSONS, Audrey PARSONS, David PRIDDY, Alastair REECE, Eliseo RIVAS NEIRA, Toby ROBINSON, Bob STANBROOK, Mark STEVENS, Nikki TASKER, Chris TASKER, George TIPPING, Glyn WATKINS, Emma WATSON, Steve WELLS, Andy WOOD, Jamie YOUNG, Chris ZAREMBA, Jenny ZAREMBA

Thank you also to George Mardall for taking the photos this week they can be found by following this link - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/blackpark/photos/

 

SOME IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Position Tokens - Please ensure that you hand in your finish token after the run, even if you don’t want a time, or have forgotten your personal barcode, we still need these for next week!

Dogs - Dogs should remain on leads at all times. The lead should be at a reasonable length so as not to trip fellow runners.

Facebook - We have a Facebook page (Black Park parkrun) - please take a look and leave us a message, it's great to hear how you are doing and what you think of our parkrun.

Parking - Please avoid parking along Black Park Road, we do set out cones to deter parking here but we have heard of an instance recently of cars being parked further up the road and unfortunately on of those cars being broken into.  Please try to use the car park where possible.

 

Now on to this weeks results:-

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
George RAVENHALL (SM20-24) of Hillingdon Triathletes, was second over the line in 18:20 - he has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Adam DAY (JM15-17) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:34 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Matthew ROBINS (Chiltern Harriers AC) 1928 pts.
Vince ELLERBY (Gade Valley Harriers) 1896 pts.
Danny O'LEARY (Metropolitan Police AC) 1888 pts.

Female placings:
Ali YOUNG (VW40-44) of Chiltern Harriers AC, was first (18th overall) over the line in 19:50 - 20th time in 32 appearances.
Margaret BLISSETT (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (45th overall) over the line in 21:29 - was first to finish once before.
Graziella MARINI (VW45-49) of Burnham Joggers, was third (52nd overall) over the line in 21:41.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Liz MACARTNEY (Datchet Dashers) 2121 pts.
Carolyn LOCKETT (Unattached) 1942 pts.
Nikki TASKER (Unattached) 1887 pts.

This week we had an amazing 531 runners, of whom 66 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Black Park parkrun Results Page http://www.parkrun.org.uk/blackpark/results/latestresults/.

Have a great week, HAPPY RUNNING!  See you on Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

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