Back to normal!

Run # 488 – 6th October 2018  

Back to normal!

It was back to our normal course this Saturday. You could feel a tear in the eye as we continued in a straight line rather than turning left onto the substitute course. My goodness it’s good to be back, how we missed her!

It was pacer day!  In their pretty light blue tabards, this fine band of elite athletes covered most of the minute times in the 20’s and 30’s. Always a popular session held on the first Saturday of each month, the pacers, are chosen for their amazing good looks, athletic demeanour, razor wit, encouraging words and great humour. Oh….and they’re usually pretty good at getting the pace right!

Do take a look at this week’s series of photos taken as expertly as ever by George. You’ll be able to see which of our friendly pacers helped you during the run.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmardall/albums/72157701893557384

On the weather front, we were lucky enough to have the rain hold off until after the run, always a good thing. However, I think we all get the sense that the warm weather is almost gone and our tops will soon be getting ‘thicker’. New running wardrobe time!

The following tremendous milestone was achieved:

50 – Emma Marchant

Congratulations Emma who incidentally also achieved a pb!!

This week 658 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 110 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 62 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Glyn WATKINS • Jenny ZAREMBA • Mary LORD • Andy TORRANCE • Mark STEVENS • John HOUSTON • Steve PARSONS • Paula WALKER • Joe NOLAN • Rose O'NEILL • Jackie STALLWOOD • Stephen MCALISTER • Sheila O'NEILL • Kathryn SMALES • Philip Morris JONES • Antony SMITH • Chris ZAREMBA • Laura HAWKINS • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Kenneth BROWN • Bob STANBROOK • Karen ALOE • Karen Anne PATTERSON • Sophie GREATOREX • Tim DAWSON • Rob LOWE • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Gary HOOK • Raymond John HOYLE • Roderick PATON • Patrick FITZGERALD • Rebecca CLARK • Suzy GAULTON • John MILES • Fiona JAMIESON • Steve HORSFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Verity MITCHELL • Hilary GAUNA • Mark MOORE • George MARDALL • Toby ROBINSON • Nigel WRIGHT • Ken PHILLIPS • Tony CLISH • Sharon BUNBY • Jo SHEPHERD • Lynne PATRICK • Martin STEWART • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • May BOUGUERRA • Ayla PAUL • Caroline PARRY • Ricky KLOAY • 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 17,504 participants have completed 184,991 parkruns covering a total distance of 924,955 km, including 29,211 new Personal Bests.

 

First Autumn Morning?

Black Park parkrun

Event number 487

29th September 2018

Saturday was perhaps the first time since summer when it felt quite autumnal and there was a definite chill in the air. That didn’t stop 594 people running, jogging or walking around our temporary course.  There were 45 first timers and 77 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

This was the third week we used the alternative course and while we’ve had good reports about it - some of you have recorded PBs - it does look as though next week we’ll be back to our usual route next week. However, never fear, its the first Saturday of the month which means its pacer day. 

This week’s event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Jenny ZAREMBA • Andy TORRANCE • Philip WOOLHOUSE • Sue BREE • Paula WALKER • Catherine STAUNTON • Chris ZAREMBA • Tony SEAGROVE • Bob STANBROOK • Charlotte PEDRICK • Raymond John HOYLE • Callum FITZSIMONS • Audrey PARSONS • Verity MITCHELL • David WILLIAMS • George MARDALL • Shona LOWE • Paula KELLY • Jo SHEPHERD • Janett BAKER • Martin STEWART • Holly PHILLIPS • Anthony VODDEN • Duncan WYLLIE • Rebecca GYETVAI • Mia WYLLIE • Isabella AMITRANO • 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 17,450 participants have completed 184,333 parkruns covering a total distance of 921,665 km, including 29,101 new Personal Bests.

The following people reached their milestones last week, congratulations to you all.

10 Club

50 Club

100 Club

George SEATON

Steven MATTHEW-LEE

Ian TENCOR

Jamie YOUNG

Jenny LAING

Martin PALETHORPE

Tracy KEENE

Alan BUTLER

Mark JACKSON

Robin ALLUM

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 17,450 participants have completed 184,333 parkruns covering a total distance of 921,665 km, including 29,101 new Personal Bests.

 

MAY THE FOURTH (K) BE WITH YOU

This week 566 people ran, jogged and walked a slightly different route to avoid any possible confrontations with the Millennium Falcon. And thanks to the fine work of the marshals out on the course, no one got lost (or captured by Storm Troopers) and everyone made it back to the finish line safely. Running the slightly altered course today were 34 first timers (welcome), 69 people who recorded new Personal Bests (well done) and representatives of 27 different clubs.

I heard a lot of people commenting on how lovely today’s alternative route was, so a huge thank you to all those involved in its planning and execution. I particularly enjoyed running DOWN the dreaded hill that normally greets us just after 4K, even if we still had to run back up it as usual later on.

Two of today's PBs were recorded by our first and second male finishers, James Eckloff and Ben Jackson, and our first female finisher, Elly Mags was a first timer at Black Park so congratulations to all.

A huge thank you to our heroes in high-vis:

Barbara ALLEN • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Jim O'DONOVAN • Paul HARTIGAN • Andy TORRANCE • Alastair REECE • Stuart R EVANS • Kathryn SMALES • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • David COOMBS • Steve WELLS • Eliseo RIVAS NEIRA • Sophie GREATOREX • Charlotte PEDRICK • Raymond John HOYLE • Audrey PARSONS • George MARDALL • Shona LOWE • Paula KELLY • Ken PHILLIPS • Darshan KENT • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Isabella AMITRANO • Charlie FENNELL

Congratulations to Jim O'DONOVAN who joined the 25 volunteer club today

Click below to see this week’s team

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmardall/30822406368/in/album-72157701077192894/

 

Milestone Runs
This week the following people reached milestone runs:

10 Club - Harry GOWER, Luke BIRDSEYE, Rory MCSHANE

50 Club - Jenna WOOD, Manjit SOHAL, Paul DERRIMAN, Paul DOCHERTY

100 Club - Hass KOUHI, Simon DADOMO

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

 

Male placings:

James ECKLOFF (SM25-29) of Centurion RC was first over the line in 18:31

Ben JACKSON (JM11-14) of Chiltern Harriers AC was second over the line in 18:40

Mark VOGLER (VM35-39) of Hillingdon Triathletes was third over the line in 18:53

 

 

Female placings:

Elly MAGS (VW35-39) (unattached) was first (32nd overall) over the line in 21:31

Abby STOCKWELL (JW11-14) (unattached) was second (49th overall) over the line in 22:21

Kathryn FROST (VW45-49) (unattached) was third (69th overall) over the line in 23:14

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

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).

Our stats

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 17,361 participants have completed 183,186 parkruns covering a total distance of 915,930 km, including 28,950 new Personal Bests.

 

The charge of the blue-bib brigade

The first Saturday of the month meant that the pacer squad were in action, helping an impressive 108 of the 668 runners achieve a new PB, well done everyone. For those speedier souls amongst us, this week saw a new addition to the pacer team. Chris Bradfield, an accomplished runner of Datchet Dashers donned the 18-minute bib and with only a few glances at his watch came in pretty much spot on target. Thank you to all the pacers who do a marvellous job encouraging us all to go a bit quicker ...

36 minute pacer, thank you for getting me round today in my first ever 5k When I dropped off the pace of the 35 minute pacers I could have kept going backwards, I definitely felt like it, you carried me the last 1.5k's and I am grateful, I just didn't have the breath to say so at the end!” (Mike Parry)

“Am delighted at my PB today.....keeping that 31 minute pacer in my sights in the last 1k paid off as did his encouragement at the final push. Came in at 30.55 and my first ever sub 31 minuter. Thank you pacer!” (Jen Simpson)

 

A huge thank you to this week’s volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • Chris BRADFIELD • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Mary LORD • Michael HILL • Andy TORRANCE • Mark STEVENS • Alastair REECE • Paula WALKER • Joe NOLAN • Ian SMALES • Antony SMITH • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Martin JOSTEN • Bob STANBROOK • Carol COOMBS • Denise NISBET • Cherry KEY • Karen ALOE • Steve WELLS • Karen TRUNKFIELD • Karen Anne PATTERSON • Tim DAWSON • Rob LOWE • Charlotte PEDRICK • Zena PHILLIPS • Gary HOOK • Raymond John HOYLE • Ian SEARS • Patrick FITZGERALD • Suzy GAULTON • John MILES • Audrey PARSONS • Verity MITCHELL • Snita SHARMA • George MARDALL • Toby ROBINSON • Nigel WRIGHT • Paula KELLY • Ken PHILLIPS • Sharon BUNBY • Sanchana MISHRA • Lynne PATRICK • Des MERRIGAN • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Caroline QUINN • Yvonne SHAVE • Marie KOUHI • Isabella AMITRANO • Helen LOWE

Click below for a picture of this week’s volunteers (minus our pacers!)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmardall/29464337777/in/album-72157699246702841/

And here you can find our fabulous pacers watches ready and raring to go:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmardall/43684159184/in/album-72157699246702841/

Photo credit: George Mardall

 

Milestone Runs
This week the following people reached milestone runs:

10 Club – Hannah COWAN

50 Club – Edna STEELE, Amy KING, Donna CALDWELL, Jonathan WALPOLE, Liz SEDLEY, Dawn FAIRCLOUGH

100 Club – Ian SEARS, Brianna SMITH

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

 

Male placings:

Chris BRADFIELD (VM40-44) of Datchet Dashers was first over the line in 18:03

Kraig WRIGHT (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:38

Tom COMPTON (SM20-24) of Cambridge University Hare and Hounds was third over the line in 18:50

 

Female placings:

Cherry-Beth HARWOOD (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (44th overall) over the line in 21:57
Laura HAYERS (SW30-34) of Chiltern Harriers AC was second (58th overall) over the line in 22:38
Alex KAYE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (68th overall) over the line in 23:00

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Peter HART (VM65-69) – 80.34% for the time 21:42 (40th overall)
Ian GILHAM (VM55-59) – 79.16% for the time 19:55 (11th overall)
Margaret MARDALL (VW70-74) – 78.54% for the time 28:49 (292nd overall)

 

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).

 

Our stats

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 17,282 participants have completed 181,998 parkruns covering a total distance of 909,990 km, including 28,811 new Personal Bests.

 

It’s a Black Park thing……

Black Park parkrun # 482 - 25/08/2018

Black Park is a country park managed by Buckinghamshire County Council and is 618acres of mixed woodland, heath land, streams and a lake. It is an area of Special Scientific interest as it has one of the few Alder marshes to the upper end of the lake, this is a rare and diverse habitat that has almost vanished from the UK landscape.

The park is currently hosting a film set for the BBC and over the years it has played the part of countless different countries in films.

As you run through the black pines at the crossover point then you can see the land of Endor from Star Wars - Return of the Jedi. Other films include Captain America and many Avenger films, Snow White and the Woodsman and Harry Potter - where the park was used to represent Hagrid's Hut and surrounding woods.

So when visiting BP parkrun keep your eyes open and see if you can recognise the park from any films or even spot someone famous on set!

Next week is first Saturday of the month... so it's Pacer week! Set your sights on a shiny new PB, hang on to the pacer and then push on at the end for instant PB glory!!

This week 477 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

Milestones for this week:

10 Club:  Maximillian Baxter

50 Club:  Alex Kaye

100 Club: Helen Newman

The event was made possible by 24 wonderful volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Jenny ZAREMBA • Andy TORRANCE • Stuart R EVANS • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • David COOMBS • Carmel BEES • Sophie GREATOREX • Sandria TERRELONGE • Petrunella BROWNBILL • Peter TOUGH • Raymond John HOYLE • Fiona JAMIESON • Audrey PARSONS • George MARDALL • Sharon BUNBY • Janett BAKER • Colin ACREMAN • Caroline QUINN • Yvonne SHAVE • Marie KOUHI

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

Photos from today can be seen at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmardall/sets

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 17,235 participants have completed 181,330 parkruns covering a total distance of 906,650 km, including 28,703 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.

 

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.

 

 

Yes … another hot one!

Thanks to the continuing hot weather, run no. 476 started as it has done for several weeks, with a dash through the dust. However the heat and dust did not deter the 610  who ran, jogged and walked the course. 41 were running at Black Park for the first time and over half of those were doing their first parkrun. Who can blame them for choosing Black Park; it is a beautiful course, I’m sure it will be ‘the first park run of the rest of their lives’ as a certain run director is often keen to say!

Congratulations to everyone who joined a milestone club this week …

10 Club – Rhiannon SPELLMAN
50 Club – Myles CADDELL. Sam HURLEY, Katie HOPE, Kate SHEPHARD, Steve MAUNDER
100 Club – Sebastian Morgan LAWRENCE
250 Club - Iqbal ALAM, Chris ZAREMBA

There were some rather fine looking cakes this week to celebrate milestones …

Congratulations to Seb Lawrence who at just 14-years-old has already completed his 100th run. Seb celebrated with his family and enjoyed some well-deserved chocolate cupcakes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/photo10kh/28531684247/in/pool-black-park-parkrun/

Photo Credit: Andy Smith

Kate Shepherd was joined by her husband as she ran her 50th, whilst Katie Hope travelled down from Lancashire where she now lives, to run her 50th. Katie’s home run is Aberystwyth where she was a student, but she chose to run at Black Park with her Aunt, Annabel, and all of the family since they introduced her to parkrun.  Congratulations also go to Chris Zaremba who celebrated his 250th run with the help of parkrunning friends from far and near and another fine looking selection of cakes.

For those of you that browse through the list of volunteers each week, Chris’ surname may seem very familiar. Chris’ wife Jenny is one of our fabulous volunteers who can regularly be seen wielding a barcode scanner; in fact this week Jenny was run director. As a fellow barcode scanner from time to time, I can say it is definitely a great way to spend the morning. I love seeing everyone at the end of their run; the huge smiles of those who have achieved PBs, the proud ‘I made it round’ faces of first timers and especially the kids who have beaten their parents back (although only if they are 11 yrs or older, wouldn’t want to be breaking any rules!). It’s also a great way to meet lots of fellow park runners, and the more people you know, the more likely you are to be offered cake when they complete milestones … it’s all about the cake. I know summer can be a tricky time to fill the volunteer rota so if you fancy donning the waistcoat of luminosity then Black Park would love to hear from you. It’s always good fun … and quite often there’s cake. blackparkhelpers@parkrun.com.

This week’s wearers of the coveted waistcoats were …

David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Jenny ZAREMBA • Andy TORRANCE • Steve BREAGAN • Ian SMALES • Chris ZAREMBA • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Carol COOMBS • Sophie GREATOREX • Raymond John HOYLE • Andy SMITH • Audrey PARSONS • Amanda KEEN • Lynne PATRICK • Alice BRIGGS • Clara WETTON • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Henry GREEN • Marie KOUHI • Charlie FENNELL

https://www.flickr.com/photos/photo10kh/28531725407/in/pool-black-park-parkrun/

Photo credit: Andy Smith

 

Male placings:

Aran DAVIDSON (SM25-29) of Chiltern Harriers AC was first over the line in 17:21

Bradley BIRCH (SM20-24) of Hillingdon AC was second over the line in 17:30

Tony JACKSON (VM50-54) of Hillingdon Triathletes was third over the line in 17:46

 

Female placings:

Liz LEE (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (43rd overall) over the line in 21:45

Cherry-Beth HARWOOD (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (54th overall) over the line in 22:28

Charlotte DOCWRA (JW11-14) of Chiltern Harriers AC was third (68th overall) over the line in 23:15

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Tony JACKSON (VM50-54) – 83.68% for the time 17:46 (3rd overall)

Andrew PENFOLD (VM40-44) – 78.03% for the time 17:54 (4th overall)

Michael HILL (VM65-69) – 82.57% for the time 21:30 (36th overall)

 

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).

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

 

Our stats

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 16,971 participants have completed 178,024 parkruns covering a total distance of 890,120 km, including 28,319 new Personal Bests.

 

 

It was a hot one!

Black Park parkrun

Event number 475

7th July 2018

This week 612 people ran, jogged or walked our wonderful course through Black Park. I decided to start near the back this week to see if I could take a photo of the dust cloud made when over 600 people start moving at the same time. Well, if you look at the FB page, you can see my effort. We must be quite a sight and now what I want to know is how long the dust takes to settle. Perhaps we can find that our next week.

In a memorable weekend of sport, 64 people recorded new personal bests. Huge congratulations to you all and very special thanks to all the pacers, it was very hot out there even at 9am and for you all to run at pace and bring your runners in on your predicted time is no mean feat.

We continue to attract new people and yesterday was no exception, we had representatives from 34 different clubs taking part as well as 63 first timers. I hope you all enjoyed your first parkrun and that you continue to spend the first part of your Saturday mornings doing that whether it’s at Black park or elsewhere. 

We want to wish G Singh Sahota a very happy 19th birthday - we know that you enjoy park run and are a Black park regular with your friends. We hope you managed to celebrate throughout the day.

Talking of birthdays, Black Park parkrun will celebrate 9 years of runs on 21 July - only two weeks away so put the date in your diary. And if you need extra motivation - there may be cake!

As well as birthdays, yesterday the following people reached milestone runs - congratulations to you all.

10 Club - Alex Egan

50 ClubMelanie Potter, Paula Dawson

100 ClubMichael Turney, Steve Metcalf

As ever, we have a wonderful record of each event, yesterday George Marshall did the honours - thank you George. You can see all the photos at the following link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gmardall/albums/72157692989762030

Yesterday’s event was made possible by 47 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andy TORRANCE • Mark STEVENS • Philip WOOLHOUSE • Steve PARSONS • Joe NOLAN • Sheila O'NEILL • Kathryn SMALES • Ian SMALES • Philip Morris JONES • Laura HAWKINS • Bob STANBROOK • Cherry KEY • Karen ALOE • Steve WELLS • Michael DYER • Sophie GREATOREX • Tim DAWSON • Rob LOWE • John Timothy ACLAND • Charlotte PEDRICK • Zena PHILLIPS • Raymond John HOYLE • Ian SEARS • Patrick FITZGERALD • Suzy GAULTON • John MILES • Fiona JAMIESON • David ROSS • Audrey PARSONS • Hilary GAUNA • Mark MOORE • George MARDALL • Toby ROBINSON • Tony CLISH • Abigail MORIARTY • Jo SHEPHERD • Lynne PATRICK • Lynn HYDE • Holly PHILLIPS • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Isabella AMITRANO • 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 16,930 participants have completed 177,414 parkruns covering a total distance of 887,070 km, including 28,252 new Personal Bests.

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