Bracknell parkrun Event number 188 13th October 2018

Bracknell parkrun
Event number 188
13th October 2018

Run report by Jenny Griffiths

 

Mental Health Awareness Week #runandtalk

Today marked the end of mental health awareness week for 2018. It is well known that exercise helps with a variety of mental health conditions, and a 5km walk, jog or run can be hugely beneficial.

 

Sometimes we want to turn up to parkrun and “race it”, try and beat our PB. And if we beat it, we feel amazing and sit eagerly awaiting the “congratulations on your PB” text message. parkrun was good for our mental health that day.

 

Sometimes we want to beat our PB but the conditions or your legs just aren’t on your side and we fall short. We still got out of bed, ran or walked 5k, have all those endorphins circulating your body – and we’re one parkrun closer to the next milestone t-shirt. We also earned breakfast. parkrun was good for our mental health that day.

 

Sometimes we decide not to race parkrun and turn up, meet a friend and jog or walk 5k chatting and laughing all the way round. Or maybe we didn’t meet a friend but made one, and completed the 5k with a new parkrun pal. parkrun was good for our mental health that day.

 

Sometimes we don’t think we are brave enough to come and do our first parkrun, because there will be people watching, we don’t know if we could finish it, we don’t want to be last. But we do. And we are never last because the tail walker always has our back, and we do it, despite all odds. parkrun was good for your mental health that day.

 

Sometimes we arrive ready to be a hi-viz hero, and volunteer so that a few hundred people can come and complete their parkruns. As a marshal, we helped keep parkrunners safe; cheered and supported right to the end. As a finish area volunteer, we helped ensure everyone got safely through the finish funnel and was assigned their correct time. As the run director, we made sure there were sufficient volunteers and that parkrun could go ahead. parkrun was good for your mental health that day.

 

parkrun issued a blog post about some scientific research this week, which showed that EVERY participant (all of whom had mental health issues), reported that parkrun was beneficial to their mental health.

http://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2018/10/10/research-reveals-benefit-of-parkrun-on-mental-health/

If you know someone who you think would benefit from parkrun, please bring them along. You or they can contact the run director with any questions or concerns beforehand – but rest assured, they will be most welcome. We always have run/walk pacers who will be wearing special blue pacer vests – look out for them – they don’t like being on their own!

 

This Week’s parkrun

This week 244 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

 

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The weather was fine and dry, until about 10 minutes before the start when we all had to duck for cover under the trees and umbrellas. Kudos especially to the volunteers this week for getting totally soaked, but continuing with their roles. Thank you!

 

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Congratulations to David WATLER on running his 50th parkrun today (hopefully we’ll have a photographer to take your 50 photo next week), just sneaking under 30 minutes. Well done to Alasdair POLL, Sian MCBRIDE and Matthew SWANN for being the first finishers for male, female and U11 respectively.

 

The Usual Stats

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Jenny L GRIFFITHS • Stephen DOWLING • Lola Rebecca AITKEN • Alexandra PERRIOR • Alfie Lee ELLARY • Andy SCOTT • Mike SANKEY • Debbie WATSON • Ellouise CLARE • Steph CLARE • Paul SCOTT • Doug BRADY • Samantha GWYN-GRIFFITHS • Mark NEVE • Jan JALOVY • Miriam STALLARD • Kerry SCOTT • Luke TAYLOR • Heidi PAISLEY • Stephen L'ESTRANGE • Liz GEORGE • Kathy PERRIOR

 

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

 

The male record is held by Richard ALLEN who recorded a time of 16:46 on 10th December 2016 (event number 91).

The female record is held by Sophie QUIRK who recorded a time of 17:54 on 29th July 2017 (event number 125).

The Age Grade course record is held by Sophie QUIRK who recorded 86.59% (17:54) on 29th July 2017 (event number 125).

 

Bracknell parkrun started on 4th April 2015. Since then 8,024 participants have completed 56,399 parkruns covering a total distance of 281,995 km, including 9,762 new Personal Bests.

 

Bracknell parkrun 6th October 2018, Event number 187

Bracknell parkrun #187 6th October 2018

Number 187 was a little damp but once we got going, we didn’t notice the drizzle. 273 parkrunners took part in Bracknell parkrun on the 14th anniversary of parkrun’s first event where just 13 people took part in the inaugural event in 2004. Compare that to the 5 millionth parkrun barcode being issued recently and the 116,745 parkrunners and 12,267 volunteers taking part this Saturday across the UK! At Bracknell, 7,995 parkrunners have taken part, running a total of 280,775km.

We celebrated a number of anniversaries including Mike Webber-Gant running his 100th, and Dorcas Gauci, John Baker and Chris Prowse all running their 50th parkrun. Well done to Chris on setting a PB too. And congratulations to Eliana on her Junior 10 parkrun. Finally well done to Miriam Stallard who celebrated her 50th volunteering. Thanks to everyone who brought cake.

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We welcomed 15 first timers to their first ever parkrun and several tourists from Southampton, Basingstoke, Huddersfield, Gunnersbury, Market Harborough and South Africa.

If anyone is interested in the filming that was going on, check out www.fixingdad.com to find out more.

Thanks go to Alexandra, Andrew, Andy, Ben, Chris, Doug, Eliana, Evie, Jenni, John, Kerry, Kirstie, Lisa, Liz, Mary, Miriam, Riley, Robin, Samantha, Sarah, Simon, Stephen, Susan, Vanessa and Viki for volunteering this week and ensuring the parkrun could take place. Volunteers are always welcomed and there are many jobs you can do and still run. If you can help one week, please email bracknellhelpers@parkrun.com

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This week 273 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Stephen DOWLING • Alexandra PERRIOR • Mary WANG • John GUNN • Lisa PLUMMER • Andy SCOTT • Jane LIGHT • Robin BRISCOE • Susan THOMAS • Riley BRISCOE • Simon LIGHT • Doug BRADY • Sarah AUSTIN • Andrew WOOD • Viki Bee CLARKE • Eliana STOCKDALE • Vanessa BURRELL • Ben WEISBERG • Miriam STALLARD • Kirstie KING • Evie KING • Chris HATCH • Kerry SCOTT • Samantha WOOD • Jenni JONES • Liz GEORGE

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

The male record is held by Richard ALLEN who recorded a time of 16:46 on 10th December 2016 (event number 91).
The female record is held by Sophie QUIRK who recorded a time of 17:54 on 29th July 2017 (event number 125).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sophie QUIRK who recorded 86.59% (17:54) on 29th July 2017 (event number 125).

Bracknell parkrun started on 4th April 2015. Since then 7,995 participants have completed 56,155 parkruns covering a total distance of 280,775 km, including 9,735 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report Bracknell parkrun #183

Bracknell parkrun #183

Report writer: Rhona Stainthorp

Photographer: Jason Nubeebuckus

Well – what a great day for a run in the park. Saturday was “the great pacer day” and we have to thank the sixteen pacers who made it such a successful event for the 369 people who ran, jogged and walked around the course.

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Their motivational support must have contributed to the 79 people who recorded new Personal Bests. Also, I’m sure many of you will have had that extra sentence in Saturday’s email saying “Congratulations on your fastest time this year.

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The demands of organising this special day were considerable, so as usual huge thanks must go to our organisers. In total 43 volunteers helped to make everything run (excuse the pun) so smoothly. This was second highest number of volunteers so far. Thank you very much to: David HERRING, Rebecca CAIRNS, Lisa PLUMMER, Chris MANTON, Mike SANKEY, Gill MANTON, Daniel MANTON, Alan FAUBEL, Claire LYTTON, Ian COX, Peter TOTT, Steph CLARE, Sian MCBRIDE, Mike WEBBER-GANT, Anna MATTHEWS, Tom WILSON, Steve FORSTER, Andrew CLARE, Rhona STAINTHORP, Nick CUTBILL, Philip RUSSELL, Danielle MILLER, Melanie TODD, Janet ROGERS, David WATLER, Samantha GWYN-GRIFFITHS, Julie COVENEY, Jan JALOVY, Anna COVENEY, James BULLINGHAM, Jane RALLS, Jason NUBEEBUCKUS, Ben WEISBERG, Miriam STALLARD, Chris BRERETON, Susan BRERETON, Mark COUCHMAN, Kerry SCOTT, Luke TAYLOR, Heidi PAISLEY, Sean GREGORY, Jenni JONES, and Melissa GROSBOIS

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Volunteering is definitely worthwhile doing and of course no volunteers, no parkrun. Why not click on http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bracknell/futureroster/  and find a slot for yourself.

There was only one parkrun milestone reached this week. Congratulations go to Moyna Miller who has now joined the 100 club.  I notice from the results page that there are quite a few people on 49 or 99 so we can look forward to some further celebrations in the next few weeks.

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A personal milestone was also reached by Emma Hill and friends who returned to parkrun after having her baby six weeks ago.

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Of course we always have pushchair participants:

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…….but someone achieved a parkrun circuit comfortably in mother’s arms!

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This week we welcomed 14 tourists who were joining us for the first time, and 25 people who were making their first ever parkrun. We hope they enjoyed the morning sunshine and will want to return again and again.

The first three people into the funnel were:

  1. Luke DELDERFIELD (VM35-39) from Tring Running Club in 18:17, 73.56 %
  2. Simon BENNISON (SM30-34) from Bracknell Forest Runners in 19:44, 66.47 %
  3. Another ghost runner: Unknown

The first three females were:

  1. Laurie MARLOW (SW20-24) from Bracknell AC in 21:44, 68.10 %.  This was a new PB for Laurie.
  2. Heather SINCLAIR (VW45-49) in 22:51, 72.50 %
  3. Sian MCBRIDE (SW20-24) from  Bracknell Forest Runners in 23:39, 62.58 %

Luke and Heather achieved the two highest age grades and were joined by Hector DANIEL with 71.59 % and a new PB.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bracknell parkrun Results Page. But here is the photographic record of the blue bibbed pacers as they sustained their flocks seeking to achieve their chosen magic number.

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In this year of strange weather it looks as though we will have another sunny warm day on Saturday so there should be more fun and success for everyone.

The male record is held by Richard ALLEN who recorded a time of 16:46 on 10th December 2016 (event number 91). The female record is held by Sophie QUIRK who recorded a time of 17:54 on 29th July 2017 (event number 125). The Age Grade course record is held by Sophie QUIRK who recorded 86.59% (17:54) on 29th July 2017 (event number 125).

Bracknell parkrun started on 4th April 2015. Since then 7,874 participants have completed 55,041 parkruns covering a total distance of 275,205 km, including 9,550 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Run Report Bracknell parkrun #183

Bracknell parkrun #183

Report writer: Rhona Stainthorp

Photographer: Jason Nubeebuckus

Well – what a great day for a run in the park. Saturday was “the great pacer day” and we have to thank the sixteen pacers who made it such a successful event for the 369 people who ran, jogged and walked around the course.

Please see the link to access the flikr photos - : https://flic.kr/s/aHskHApTVY

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Their motivational support must have contributed to the 79 people who recorded new Personal Bests. Also, I’m sure many of you will have had that extra sentence in Saturday’s email saying “Congratulations on your fastest time this year.

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The demands of organising this special day were considerable, so as usual huge thanks must go to our organisers. In total 43 volunteers helped to make everything run (excuse the pun) so smoothly. This was second highest number of volunteers so far. Thank you very much to: David HERRING, Rebecca CAIRNS, Lisa PLUMMER, Chris MANTON, Mike SANKEY, Gill MANTON, Daniel MANTON, Alan FAUBEL, Claire LYTTON, Ian COX, Peter TOTT, Steph CLARE, Sian MCBRIDE, Mike WEBBER-GANT, Anna MATTHEWS, Tom WILSON, Steve FORSTER, Andrew CLARE, Rhona STAINTHORP, Nick CUTBILL, Philip RUSSELL, Danielle MILLER, Melanie TODD, Janet ROGERS, David WATLER, Samantha GWYN-GRIFFITHS, Julie COVENEY, Jan JALOVY, Anna COVENEY, James BULLINGHAM, Jane RALLS, Jason NUBEEBUCKUS, Ben WEISBERG, Miriam STALLARD, Chris BRERETON, Susan BRERETON, Mark COUCHMAN, Kerry SCOTT, Luke TAYLOR, Heidi PAISLEY, Sean GREGORY, Jenni JONES, and Melissa GROSBOIS

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Volunteering is definitely worthwhile doing and of course no volunteers, no parkrun. Why not click on http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bracknell/futureroster/  and find a slot for yourself.

There was only one parkrun milestone reached this week. Congratulations go to Moyna Miller who has now joined the 100 club.  I notice from the results page that there are quite a few people on 49 or 99 so we can look forward to some further celebrations in the next few weeks.

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A personal milestone was also reached by Emma Hill and friends who returned to parkrun after having her baby six weeks ago.

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Of course we always have pushchair participants:

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…….but someone achieved a parkrun circuit comfortably in mother’s arms!

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This week we welcomed 14 tourists who were joining us for the first time, and 25 people who were making their first ever parkrun. We hope they enjoyed the morning sunshine and will want to return again and again.

The first three people into the funnel were:

  1. Luke DELDERFIELD (VM35-39) from Tring Running Club in 18:17, 73.56 %
  2. Simon BENNISON (SM30-34) from Bracknell Forest Runners in 19:44, 66.47 %
  3. Another ghost runner: Unknown

The first three females were:

  1. Laurie MARLOW (SW20-24) from Bracknell AC in 21:44, 68.10 %.  This was a new PB for Laurie.
  2. Heather SINCLAIR (VW45-49) in 22:51, 72.50 %
  3. Sian MCBRIDE (SW20-24) from  Bracknell Forest Runners in 23:39, 62.58 %

Luke and Heather achieved the two highest age grades and were joined by Hector DANIEL with 71.59 % and a new PB.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bracknell parkrun Results Page. But here is the photographic record of the blue bibbed pacers as they sustained their flocks seeking to achieve their chosen magic number.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/8636412@N03/30680757948/in/album-72157673200808318/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/8636412@N03/30680754908/in/album-72157673200808318/

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In this year of strange weather it looks as though we will have another sunny warm day on Saturday so there should be more fun and success for everyone.

The male record is held by Richard ALLEN who recorded a time of 16:46 on 10th December 2016 (event number 91). The female record is held by Sophie QUIRK who recorded a time of 17:54 on 29th July 2017 (event number 125). The Age Grade course record is held by Sophie QUIRK who recorded 86.59% (17:54) on 29th July 2017 (event number 125).

Bracknell parkrun started on 4th April 2015. Since then 7,874 participants have completed 55,041 parkruns covering a total distance of 275,205 km, including 9,550 new Personal Bests.

 

 

First Day of Autumn #182

Bracknell parkrun #182

Report writer: Rhona Stainthorp
Photos: Daryl Copleston-Jobling
September 1st – the first day of autumn and the largest turnout since July, with 328 people running, jogging and walking round the course. Autumn yes – but the temperature was higher than for last week’s run. Nevertheless, it really was a glorious day for a morning run, with the result that 40 people were able to run a PB. This bodes well for the remainder of the year.
Thirty-eight people were first timers, and of these 26 were parkrun debutantes. Doing the maths, this makes 12 tourists joining us for the first time including a young lady all the way from Zambia.
We had some special people to celebrate:
Melanie TODD, Mary WANG, Niki GRAVES, Nic BRANCACCIO and Andrew CLARE all joined the parkrun 100 club; Julia WOODROFFE, Mike JEFFREY and Darren BOOTH joined the 50 club; and Lotte SWINNEN joined the 10 club for our younger runners. We look forward to seeing their new black, red and white running shirts. Unfortunately, I can only find these three photos on the website so they will have to stand in as proxy for all the splendid achievements.
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We also had to celebrate Anna. Not only was it her birthday, but we heard the news that she has just gained the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. Bracknell parkrun has greatly benefitted from Anna taking part in the DofE, because she has been a stalwart volunteer for us.

parkrun is very much an inclusive event with lots of families taking part. Anna ran with her Mum, but this week we had a three generation family group: Bradley Goodall, his Mum Samantha and Grandfather Jan Jalovy.

parkrun could not take place without the wonderful volunteers. This week we have to thank the following 24: Patrick WADSWORTH, Martin REILLY, Joanne HOBBS, Mary WANG, Rebecca CAIRNS, Andy SCOTT, Emily GOW, Naomi TAYLOR-MINNETT, Susan THOMAS, Adrian LUSCOMBE, Karen RIORDAN, Doug BRADY, Rhona STAINTHORP, Emily HICKS, Mark NEVE, Vanessa BURRELL, Roger HOUGHTON, Anthony WILSON, Miriam STALLARD, Mark COUCHMAN, Kerry SCOTT, Heidi PAISLEY, Stephen L'ESTRANGE, and Liz GEORGE.
There are still some vacant slots over the coming weeks so why not check it out at: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bracknell/futureroster/

I notice that there is nobody down to take photographs (though this may change by the time you read this). It would be a pity not to have a record of next Saturday because it is going to be the great pacer run. There are 17 volunteer pacers who will all be ready in their sparkling new blue bibs to help anyone who wants to achieve a target time. It should be fun!
This week the first three into the funnel were all males:
1 Matthew KILLINGBECK (VM35-39), in 18:07, 73.69 %
2 Maxwell Oliver COOPER (JM15-17) in 18:31, 72.91 % (Bracknell AC)
3 John BURNETT (VM40-44) in 19:06, 71.47 % (Bracknell Forest Runners)
Matthew was a first timer at Bracknell too, and obviously found the course to his liking having taken 7 minutes off his previous parkrun in 2015.

The first three females into the funnel were:
1 Laurie MARLOW (SW20-24) in 21:56, 67.48 % (Bracknell AC)
2 Sarah MCDADE (SW25-29) in 22:28, 65.88 % (Thames Valley Triathletes)
3 Elena JONES (JW15-17) in 23:05, 66.28 % (Bracknell AC)
Laura celebrated her position by achieving a new PB.

The three highest age grades were:
1 Samuel HARRIS-HANKINSON (JM10) in 22:09 with 73.81 %. Samuel was a First Timer so we hope this result encourages him to return lots more times.
2 Matthew KILLINGBECK (VM35-39) in 18:07 with 73.69 %
3 Charlie BORGNIS (JM11-14)in 19:53 with 72.93 %. This was also a new PB for Charlie.

Full results and a complete event history can be found on thehttp://www.parkrun.org.uk/bracknell/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=182.

Depending on which comes first for you - parkrun or the garden - the weather isn’t looking quite so good for Saturday. Rain is definitely forecast, but it may not arrive until lunchtime. So get those running shoes out to see if you can achieve your target time with the help of the pacers.

Full Bracknell stats are:
The male record is held by Richard ALLEN who recorded a time of 16:46 on 10th December 2016 (event number 91).
The female record is held by Sophie QUIRK who recorded a time of 17:54 on 29th July 2017 (event number 125).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sophie QUIRK who recorded 86.59% (17:54) on 29th July 2017 (event number 125).
Bracknell parkrun started on 4th April 2015. Since then 7,835 participants have completed 54,672 parkruns covering a total distance of 273,360 km, including 9,471 new Personal Bests.

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