#255 – Pacing event – 23rd June

Bournemouth parkrun
Event number 255
16th June 2018

This week 569 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 73 were first timers and 124 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 71 volunteers:

Martin HORMAN • Mike WHITE • John LLOYD • Barry TELLING • Peter HELLAWELL • Ian WHITE • Nikki SANDELL • Michael MADDER • Maggie STOKES • Gary WORSLEY • Karen ROBERTS • Anne WHITTAKER • Paul WHITTAKER • Sam JENKINS • Malcolm FIELD • Alun DAVIES • Jonathan WOODS • Mark GOODWIN • Graham PENNECK • Jayne WADE • Dave TINDALL • Claire Emma CLARK • Nicholas GLASSOCK • Sue SAXBY • Katie JENKINS • Louise WALLIS • Anthony ROBINS • Peter WALLIS • Phil SPARKES • Zachary CARLETON-GREEN • Sandie FENSOM • Nikki ROLPH • James DAVIES • Christie MURPHY • Richard CANNINGS • Andre LINFORD • Laura READ • Jason CLARK • Craig MARSH • Sonia MADDER • Gary QUIRKE • Mark RUTTER • Ann-Louise PROWLES • Jean-René GRAILHE • David MCQUILLAN • Katie COLLINGWOOD • Ben BAXTER • David CLARKE • Naomi CAPELL • Lee PAGE • Susan ELSWORTH • Ruby COLLINGWOOD • Stephanie VIVIAN • Keeley VIVIAN • Gemma CHERRETT • Lindsay VIVIAN • Kathryn HARRISON • Barry ROBINSON • Eliana CHERRETT • Eleanor PAGE • Fiona COWNIE • James ROCKER • John MAYNARD • David JAMES • Richard JAMES • Sarah LOVEGROVE • Mary ROBINSON • Stuart MILLS • Isla PAGE • Jessica GOMM • Marcelle CHIODI

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

The male record is held by Neil Robert BONIFACE who recorded a time of 15:34 on 25th June 2016 (event number 151).
The female record is held by Charlotte PENFOLD who recorded a time of 17:18 on 17th June 2017 (event number 203).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HORDER who recorded 95.57% (22:12) on 19th May 2018 (event number 251).

Bournemouth parkrun started on 24th August 2013. Since then 10,775 participants have completed 81,837 parkruns covering a total distance of 409,185 km, including 13,912 new Personal Bests.

 

#254 – 9th June

Bournemouth parkrun
Event number 254
9th June 2018

This week 518 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 66 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 43 volunteers:

Cassandra BELCHER • Steve SHUCK • Barry TELLING • Ian WHITE • Chris LANE • Denise WILCOX • Stuart GILBERT • Kevin DOWSETT • Marian CAMPBELL • Sam JENKINS • Amy ROLPH • Malcolm FIELD • Graham PENNECK • Ruby MCCULLY • Josh JENKINS • Katie JENKINS • Rob ROLPH • Sandie FENSOM • Timothy JENKINS • Andrew REYNOLDS • Mark CAMPBELL • Martin HUDSON • Rasa ZEMULAITYTE • Gary QUIRKE • Paul LOGUE • Mark RUTTER • Rosemary BYGRAVE • Ben BAXTER • David CLARKE • Steven THORPE • Naomi CAPELL • Julia TREHANE • Derek VIVIAN • Lindsay VIVIAN • Tina CHERRETT • Kathryn HARRISON • Barry ROBINSON • Andrew BLAND • Joanne BAKER • Michael CUNNINGHAM • Milly SPENCE • Luke WILLIAMS • Michael SPENCE

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

The male record is held by Neil Robert BONIFACE who recorded a time of 15:34 on 25th June 2016 (event number 151).
The female record is held by Charlotte PENFOLD who recorded a time of 17:18 on 17th June 2017 (event number 203).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HORDER who recorded 95.57% (22:12) on 19th May 2018 (event number 251).

Bournemouth parkrun started on 24th August 2013. Since then 10,702 participants have completed 81,268 parkruns covering a total distance of 406,340 km, including 13,788 new Personal Bests.

 

Pacing Event – 16th June

Saturday 16th June is our next pacing event.

So if you fancy trying to get yourself a PB why not join us this Saturday at 9am.

Don't forget we are looking for lots of volunteers, so if you can help us out please send an email to bournemouthhelpers@parkrun.com

#DFYB

 

Bournemouth parkrun celebrates 70 years of the NHS on 9th June

parkruns across the UK will be celebrating the 70th year of the NHS this Saturday, 9th June.

The celebration day, backed by double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes, aims to recognise the 70th year of the health service while encouraging new participants, including NHS staff, to get more involved in physical activity and volunteering.

Staff from all parts of the NHS, from doctors to domestics and paramedics to porters, will be taking part in their local parkrun, alongside tens of thousands of parkrunners in fancy dress.

To mark the occasion, we would love to see your photos using the hashtags#NHS70 and #loveparkrun

DON'T FORGET YOUR FANCY DRESS OUTFIT!!

 

Bournemouth parkrun #233 – 6th Jan 2018

The mud lakes of January. Nobody likes a brown carpet. Nobody likes a wet brown carpet. Luckily for the 411 runners who arrived at the 233rd Bournemouth parkrun, none of them have to invite friends home or host parties in Kings Park and explain the interesting choice of colour for their flooring. As I watched the herd gather like penguins huddled together to bathe in one another’s body heat amidst the customary January chill, I saw a similar look of “I didn’t think to bring my trail shoes” stricken across faces. The expression was infectious. One runner in particular, Richard Wade bouncing and bounding to keep warm as he approached me with a ghostly panicked face to tell me how he wasn’t sure if his forefoot technique would hold up in such conditions. He reminded me of a man who has just walked out the front door on bin collection morning to put out the bins in nothing but a dressing gown and suddenly hears the wind slam the door shut separating him from his house keys. I know not if this is something Richard Wade has experienced, but he could have fooled me. Alas, it was now too late for a wardrobe change for our characters, the hour of 0900 approached and the show was about to begin. Our scene was set. The shades of sleet grade sky merging into a dark green skyline plummeting into a dark brown canvas. Enter: Hooter

 

A smart cautious start followed the bellowing hooter, or so the onlooking audience assumed. From the west a small dark figure rocketing along dragging in its dust what appeared to be a man desperately trying to match the four legged sprinter like the Wily E. Coyote forever chasing the Road Runner but forever just out of reach. They joined the pack. The runners were now complete. The first lap played out to be a cautious affair, toes splaying to carefully feel the surface underneath, aware at any minute of a slip or trip or the fear of Jonathon Woods sneaky camera work as he marshalled the “wood chipings”. Runners not wanting to over commit in the first half as they learnt their surroundings gave us spectators a viewing experience of the tactical sprint track cycling event where opponents ride a slow tactical first lap to jockey for position by pushing their opponent high onto the velodrome wall or feinting their opponent into an early move. Not that there are any “opponents” at parkrun..

 

Once the physical positioning, mind games and intelligence gathering of the first half had played out its course we entered a different second half. This saw runners legs open up and push the boundaries of the course as they sought to make their mark on the morning. As the halfway point hit, a flurry of hats and gloves were discarded with menacingly pinpoint accurately. I’m not sure if the Harlem Globetrotters have ever visited Boscombe, but if they had this must have been what it looked like as their three point shots landed through the baskets. Helen Gilbert in particular gave me a flashback to Michael Jordon’s glory days of the 90’s as he lead his Chicago Bulls team to title after title as her gloves found their target with an effortless marksmanship. With runners getting hot and heavy breathing abound, the temperature of Kings Park then proceeded to plummet to a level of coldness that wouldn’t be amiss from a J.K. Rowling novel with Dementors setting upon the park. I’m sure worse things have set upon Boscombe..

 

The closing curtain started to descend and runners made their final dash for the finish funnel and Steve Shuck’s familiar voice. It was plain that runners had enjoyed leaving their cosy duvets, central heating and Saturday Kitchen viewing at home to brave the brisk morning and sweat out forgotten toxins from the festive celebrations of 2017. A big thank you has to go the yellow army (not Torquay United!) but the volunteers who ensure that parkrun can take place every Saturday morning. I don’t know how there were 19 PB’s in such slow conditions and post a month of binging but clearly Lauren East, Matthew Wallace, Marcus Watton, Leonardo Hancock, Louise Hendes, Peter Coates, Samuel Bradford, Andrew Calver, Anna Baker, Tom Quay, Matthew Smith, David Smith, Matthew Low, Wennyi Ding, Ellie Cupit, Peatra Gumbi, Rebecca Klobucher, Brian Klobucher, Peter Wilson have some tactical knowledge of how to avoid the pitfalls of December vices. I envy their discipline as I’m still unable to say no to a bottle of mulled wine. Or two.

 

 

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