Gloves, hats and a chill in the air

The winter certainly arrived at Black Park this week with a temperature of 3C as the runners set off, and a slightly chilly wind across some stretches of the course. Despite this, 496 people braved the cold and ran, jogged and walked the course with 54 recording a personal best (perhaps extra keen to get back for a warming coffee!). This week we welcomed 24 first timers and runners representing 32 different clubs. A special mention this week for our first 2 female finishers, Katie and Rachel Clutterbuck, who both achieved personal bests this week, congratulations.

 

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

David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andy TORRANCE • Sue BREE • Diane KENDALL • Amar BABHANIA • Sophie GREATOREX • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Adam HORSFIELD • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Sam LOWE • Paul SILVESTER • Jo SHEPHERD • Amanda KEEN • Lotte VISSER • Sarah MUNN • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Marie KOUHI • Isabella AMITRANO • Louise KERRY • Natalie MUNN • Callum PATERSON

 

Milestone Runs

This week the following people reached milestone runs:

10 CLUB - Robert VATER

50 CLUB - Kartik LUTHRA, Shane HUGHE

100 CLUB - Carolyn FRYER, Oliver WILSON

250 CLUB – Tim DAWSON

Congratulations to everyone who joined a new milestone club this week.

 

Male placings:

Charlie EDWARDS (SM20-24) of Hillingdon AC was first over the line in 17:53

Josh LEE (JM15-17) of D of E was second over the line in 18:27

Dominic ASHTON (SM20-24) of Lordshill Road Runners was third over the line in 19:11

 

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

 

Female placings:

Katie CLUTTERBUCK (JW15-17) of Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow AC was first (6th overall) over the line in 19:54

Rachel CLUTTERBUCK (JW11-14) of Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow AC was second (8th overall) over the line in 20:03

Nichola SHUTTLE (VW40-44) unattached was third (31st overall) over the line in 22:11

 

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

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Rachel CLUTTERBUCK (JW11-14) of Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow AC – 81.21% for the time 20:03 (8th overall)

Kevin MCDONALD (VM55-59) of Hillingdon AC – 80.17% for the time 19:40 (5th overall)

John SMITH (VM75-79) unattached – 79.19% for the time 24:50 (96th overall)

 

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 17,920 participants have completed 190,496 parkruns covering a total distance of 952,480 km, including 29,843 new Personal Bests. A total of 736 individuals have volunteered 8,937 times.

 

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

Black Park run report 495

24 November 2018

Saturday started off grey, and drizzly and for many people this would be a good excuse to either stay in bed or at least stay indoors until you worked out what the forecast was. But it takes more than a rain shower to deter those who run, jog or walk around our wonderful course each Saturday morning and yesterday was no exception, over 500 of you braved the weather to come out.

There was a slight delay in starting this week as we had to retrieve some of our equipment as it was not where it should be at 8.30. They say every cloud has a silver lining and I think that was true yesterday. If we had started on time, you would have been standing at the start line in pouring rain and then running the first part of the race trying to negotiate puddles, other people and raindrops running down your face.  As it was, we were aware of people sheltering in the scanning area, the Go Ape shelter and around the coffee bar - we hope this ‘cunnning ploy’ encouraged  you to perhaps talk to someone you haven’t talked to before, if only to comment on how wet it was!

This week 509 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The following people reached milestone events, so huge congratulations to them:-

10 Club

Ella BOTHA, Surkhab LIDHAR

50 Club

Alan HAYES, Christopher BEAVIS, Nyree STEWART-BEAVIS, Pat LEWIN

100 Club

James HORNE, Jessica BEISHON, Maria HUNTER

As ever, we rely on our volunteers to ensure that parkrun takes place every Saturday and this week our amazing volunteers were:

David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andy TORRANCE • Alastair REECE • Sheila O'NEILL • Carol COOMBS • Nick ARCHER • Amar BABHANIA • Sophie GREATOREX • Gary HOOK • Raymond John HOYLE • Mike PARRY • Shona LOWE • Nigel WRIGHT • Paula KELLY • Sam LOWE • Mairi VODDEN • Holly PHILLIPS • Anthony VODDEN • Linda HOPE • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Isabella AMITRANO • Antoanela NACOV • Callum PATERSON

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 17,842 participants have completed 189,166 parkruns covering a total distance of 945,830 km, including 29,696 new Personal Bests. A total of 732 individuals have volunteered 8,825 times.

 

THE WEEK THE MOB PAID US A VISIT

Ok, so less Marlon Brando and the Mafia, and more Mob Match and muddy runners. This week, amongst the 631 people that ran, jogged and walked the beautiful Black Park course were 3 teams taking part in a Mob Match; Hazelmere Runners, Datchet Dashers and Burnham Joggers. For anyone not familiar, in a Mob Match everyone counts, with each finisher receiving a score in descending order and the team with the most points winning. Saturday’s match saw 17 runners representing Datchet Dashers, 16 for Burnham Joggers and 10 for Hazelmere. In this particular match only those finishing with times above 28 minutes scored points; a fantastic way to include runners of all abilities (clearly this system requires a little honesty, but us runners are an honourable lot!). The result was very close with congratulations going to Datchet Dashers who won by just 2 points. Well done to all those that took part, it was done in fantastic spirit with teams cheering each other on, we look forward to welcoming you all back for a rematch soon.

An impressive 92 personal bests were recorded this week (with 10 coming from those taking part in the Mob Match) and 50 runners joined us at Black Park for the first time.

Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish Joe Nolan a continued and speedy recovery. For those of you who don’t know, Joe organises the brigade of blue bibs that magically appear on the first Saturday of every month to help us all towards PBs. Hopefully by the time you read this Joe will be out of hospital and resting up at home. We look forward to seeing you back at Black Park.

 

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

Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Jenny ZAREMBA • Andy TORRANCE • Steve BREAGAN • Sue BREE • Stephen MCALISTER • Ian SMALES • Chris ZAREMBA • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Amar BABHANIA • Sophie GREATOREX • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Liz MACARTNEY • Audrey PARSONS • Sam LOWE • Lotte VISSER • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Marie KOUHI • Isabella AMITRANO • Penelope OOI • Callum PATERSON

 

Milestone Runs

This week the following people reached milestone runs:

10 CLUB - Emma KENNEDY, Grace MALYAN

50 CLUB - Avtar Singh BHOGAL, Dean CHILDS, Gus CARROLL, H SINGH, Helen NATHAN, Maria KAY, Nick TREMEER, Pauline PHILLIPS, Robert ELLIS-PAUL

100 CLUB - David BUTLER

Congratulations to all those who joined a new milestone club this week, especially Grace Malyan (JW 15-17) who celebrated her milestone run with a new PB.

 

Male placings

Max MCGARVIE (JM15-17) unattached was first over the line in 17:35

Liam BUSBY (SM20-24) of Burnham Joggers was second over the line in 17:38

Josh LEE (JM15-17) of D of E was third over the line in 17:40

 

Female placings

Sylvia MOSS (VW40-44) of Ricky Running Sisters was first (48th overall) over the line in 21:56

Kate MILLER (JW15-17) (unattached) was second (49th overall) over the line in 22:06

Melanie ROSS (SW20-24) of Marlow Striders was third (57th overall) over the line in 22:25

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Yvonne OLNEY (VW60-64) of Datchet Dashers – 79.95% for the time 24:16 (110th overall)

Linda WEEDON (VW70-74) of Handy Cross Runners – 79.48% for the time 28:01 (2377th overall)

Max MCGARVIE (JM15-17) (unattached) – 79.15% for the time 17:35 (1st overall)

 

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

 

Course Records

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 17,804 participants have completed 188,657 parkruns covering a total distance of 943,285 km, including 29,648 new Personal Bests.

 

A bit of squelch is back!

Run # 493 – 10th November 2018      

A bit of squelch is back!

Yes indeed, despite the unseasonally warm weather for November, there had been sufficient rain to create mud and water that at least make our runners feel as though winter was on its way!

The balmy Saturday morning weather brought out 611 intrepid runners to Black Park including runners from Suffolk and Leicester.

The run itself was as much fun as ever though a little more ‘puddle jumping’ was observed and participants would have spent part of Saturday shoe cleaning, but that’s the fun of trail running in winter…….isn’t it??

I wouldn’t normally highlight a ladies age in such a public place but thanks to the friends of Frances Alcock dressing up and flying several coloured balloons stating Happy 60th Birthday, I feel as if the secret is out! Happy birthday Frances.

One special early reminder for everyone, on 29th December, Black Park will be celebrating its 500th event. Yes indeed, 500!! The first BP event was way back on 18th July 2009, before some of our younger participants were born. Having said that, we’re still some way behind that of our regular runner Barbara Allen who has completed 529 parkruns to date. She will have to take 7 months off to allow us to catch up (someone check my maths please!).

The following fantastic runners achieved milestones this Saturday:

10 – Alicia Acland, Lexie Brazier and Elaura Kennedy

50 – Catherine Passos, Lucy Edwards, Frances Jardella, Tim Karbani and Peter Hopkins

100 – Liz Payne and Jackie Harris

Also a mention to Michael Hill for reaching a fantastic 200 runs.

This week 611 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Glyn WATKINS • Jenny ZAREMBA • Andy TORRANCE • Ian SMALES • Linda SOMERVILLE • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • David COOMBS • Dominic HOLLERON • Karen ALOE • Sophie GREATOREX • Sarah WILSON • Stuart Paul WILSON • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Andy SMITH • Suzy GAULTON • Audrey PARSONS • Verity MITCHELL • Anna TAYLOR • Paula KELLY • Sam LOWE • Richard PINK • Lotte VISSER • Isabella AMITRANO

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 17,754 participants have completed 188,026 parkruns covering a total distance of 940,130 km, including 29,556 new Personal Bests.

 

A tourist’s view of run #492

After rain on Thursday, a sunny calm morning greeted the 705 runners and 56 volunteers, producing the sixth highest attendance! The numbers were swelled by 24 debutants to parkrun, as well as numerous visitors, partially due to other local events having to cancel due to firework displays taking place at their venues! Run Director Adam Horsfield entertained the masses with his run briefing, and reminded everyone of the impending 500th Black Park parkrun, which is scheduled to occur on Saturday 30th December.

The full team of volunteers marshalled and organised the event with the great expertise – the following individuals are to be thanked for giving up their time. Joe Nolan had also coordinated the pacing team to assist everyone in attaining target times from 22 through to 40 minutes. The full list of people of those who helped to make this event enjoyable for everyone is below.

Adam HORSFIELD  •  Amar BABHANIA  •  Andy TORRANCE  •  Antony SMITH  •  Audrey PARSONS  •  Bob STANBROOK  •  Carolyn LOCKETT  •  Chloe BREAGAN  •  Chris ZAREMBA  •  David DUGGAN   • David PRIDDY  •  Fiona JAMIESON  •  Fred ASHFORD  •  Freya SMITH  •  Gary HOOK  •  Holly PHILLIPS  •  Ian SEARS  •  Ian SMALES  •  Jackie STALLWOOD  •  Jenny ZAREMBA  •  Jeremy LOCKETT  •  Joe NOLAN  •  John MILES  •  Karen ALOE  •  Karen TRUNKFIELD  •  Kathryn SMALES  •  Kenneth BROWN  •  Marie KOUHI  •  Mark LUCAS  •  Mark STEVENS  •  Martin STEWART  •  Mary LORD  •  Natalie MUNN  •  Nick ARCHER  •  Patrick FITZGERALD  •  Paula KELLY  •  Paula WALKER  •  Philip Morris JONES  •  Philip WOOLHOUSE  •  Raymond John HOYLE  •  Ricky KLOAY  •  Rose O'NEILL  •  Sam LOWE  •  Sanchana MISHRA  •  Sarah MUNN  •  Sharon BUNBY  •  Sheila O'NEILL  •  Shona LOWE  •  Sophie GREATOREX  •  Stephen MCALISTER  •  Steve WELLS  •  Suzy GAULTON  •  Tim DAWSON  •  Tim SANSOM  •  Toby ROBINSON  •  Vicky HART  •  Zoe SMITH

There are still plenty of spaces on the volunteer roster over the next few weeks, so why not try viewing parkrun from a different angle? A variety of volunteering roles are available to be performed – please email blackparkhelpers@parkrun.com if you are interested.

Those collecting low number tokens

Collecting token number 1 was Adam Day (17:03) fractionally ahead of Dereece Green who recorded the same time. Charlie Edwards received token number 3 fifty seconds later – this is the fourth consecutive time Charlie been the 3rd finisher! First female home was Alicia Bushell (JW11-14) in a time of 20:05 - a personal best for her on her third visit to Black Park. Second was Maria Jovani, visiting from Bedfont Lakes, in 20:52 and Cherry-Beth Harwood reached the funnel exactly one minute later for third place.

What the numbers tell us!

Everyone benefitted from the good running conditions and 104 people achieved Personal Bests! This is 18% of the runners who had previously recorded times, a great achievement, especially as many others got close to their best times!

73 people made their first visit to Black Park parkrun, hopefully everyone enjoyed the whole experience and will return again! It appears 58 people didn’t have times registered – the abbreviation of DFYB is parkrun terminology participants are regularly reminded of……Don’t Forget Your Barcode is great advice when getting to the start line on a Saturday morning!

 

Landmark runs

Four people have joined parkrun clubs following this week’s run. Campbell Wilson did his 100th parkrun, whilst Kierendeep Sahota, G Singh and Varun Khullar ran their 50th ‘s. Watch out for your emails so you can order your t-shirts!

Although not official landmark runs, a few others deserve a mention. Paula Walker completed the Black Park course for the 250th time, whilst it was the 200th time for Mark Taylor. Whilst researching these numbers, I also found a number of people who have completed all their parkruns at Black Park….and done it many, many times! Congratulations to John Smith (253), Maureen Pedri (275), Kathryn Smales (295) and David Morgan (361) for having such a phenomenal record.

 

David Duggan