Brighton & Hove parkrun #571 Sept 15th 2018

Beautiful Sept morning, Clapham Chasers, balloons and celebrating we have Junior parkrun now!

This week 455 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.  It certainly felt quite busy – everyone seems to be back from holidays and raring to go!  Numbers were swelled by quite a few tourists, who were also visiting to compete in the triathlon – well done to all who took part on Sunday!  We had quite a few Clapham Chasers, as well as runners from London, Milton Keynes, Dorset and Glasgow.

It was wonderful to see so many of our DofE-ers out in force to volunteer.  Our event was made possible by:


Sarah KEHOE • John P DOHERTY • Richard A CARTER • Rick EVANS • Sarah SILBERSTON • Cliff EVANS • Henry MILLER • Stacey DAY • Geoff MANNS • Michael HOWARD • Claire GILES • David Joseph SIMMONS • Brian RUSSELL • Ronan DOYLE • Helen Louise BUXTON • Carol KENNEDY • Sophie POWELL • Paul MARLEY • John ELBOURNE • Monty JACKSON • Jamie DOYLE • Keavey DOYLE • Toby SIMPKIN • Daniel PORGES • Lorraine SIMMONS • Euan HANNA • Henry COPPARD • Eddie MEEGAN • Lisa ELBOURNE • Helen PIERPOINT • Jon MAXFIELD • Ben BROOKE-TAYLOR • George WALLACE • Freya MAINPRIZE • Oliver BRYANT • Allan KNOX • Frank SERADI • Daniel GENT • Dorian COTTAM • Isobel MACKENZIE • Eddie LYMER

Paul Hammond celebrated his 200th run and his progress round the course didn’t seem to be impeded by the balloons!

At the front today were Alex Begley 16:44; Graham Godden 17:21; and Daniel Simpkin, who also made it a PB with 17:50.  The first three women over the line were Sarah Bird 20:56; Camilla Moyle 22:08; and Angela Withycombe 22:12.  The top age gradings were Graham Godden 85.01%; Alex Begley 84.06%; and Alexander Sava 78.94%.

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

Have a great week everyone!

Lisa

 

Brighton and Hove parkrun no 570. September 8 2018

Can you believe we are only 30 parkruns off our 600th run here at Hove Park?? Where has that time gone? and something else worthy of note is that one of our regular runners, Roger Foord, is now only NINE runs away from completing his 500th run, and another regular runner, Dave Harvey, is only 18 runs away from completing his 500th!! All this means that by the time our 600th run comes around we should have two of our parkrunners proudly sporting the very desirable and hard to get 500 club t-shirts. Well done to both of you on being so close to achieving this amazing goal.

So, what was new for today? Well, the first surprise was the presence of a rat (not a huge one, but it was definitely a rat) running around the area where we store all our parkrun kit. Claire got very excited as she hadn’t seen one before, and it was darting back and forth about 10 metres from us, for quite a while. Doing a few warm-ups perhaps for today’s run? I know we are always told that we are never very far from a rat, but personally I don’t see one very often, thank goodness.  We hope it doesn’t decide to make its home in our parkrun storage box……….

The other slightly disturbing thing about today’s run is that, for the first time (so far as I am aware) a few parkrunners had items of clothing stolen from where they had left them before the run. This is not a normal occurrence at our parkrun and is a bit worrying. The three items were left by a bench near the start line, and someone walked off with them. One of the affected runners reckoned she saw the person who did it. Now, we have no responsibility for parkrunners’ personal possessions but we do recommend that no items are left near the start area as we do not remain there once the run has started. There is always a presence of a lot of people in Hi Viz jackets by the large tree just before the finish line throughout the run, and if you do want to leave items of clothing or bags, that is the best place to leave them – not under the conifer by the toilet block, as that is where we leave our equipment boxes and where the volunteers and managing team for the day keep their stuff. But please be aware that we cannot guarantee the safety of your items and so do not bring anything of value with you. Bring old clothes, jackets, fleeces, and collect them promptly after the run. parkrun is such an open and welcoming start to the Saturday and it is upsetting to learn that someone is taking advantage of it in such an unpleasant way. Be vigilant!!

We had our usual lovely band of volunteers helping today; thanks so much to Peter GOLTON • Carol Ann GRANT • Michael COCKCROFT • Amanda WOODHAM • Bernadette KIRRANE • Eve CRUA • Kevin PRICE • Joan LENNON • Michael HOWARD • Claire GILES • John CARROLL • David Joseph SIMMONS • Kian DOYLE • Ronan DOYLE • Rosanna RAVEN • Amy HAUSDOERFER • Fred DICKINSON • Alison PORGES • Keavey DOYLE • Toby SIMPKIN • Daniel PORGES • Euan HANNA • Derek RAVEN • Jon BINNEY • Eddie MEEGAN • Zoe CHERRYMAN • Rachael TODD • Betsy BROOKS • Elsie PRICE • Chris MORGAN • Luke CARTER • Guy TIPTON • Cyril CRUA • Ben BROOKE-TAYLOR • George WALLACE • Freya MAINPRIZE • Frank SERADI • Daniel GENT • Dorian COTTAM • Isobel MACKENZIE • Eddie LYMER. Without all your help the run would not take place. 

We had a couple of milestone runs this morning – Darragh FINN completed his 100th run in a not too shabby time of 22:21. Well done Darragh. And Jethro ATHERALL completed his 50th run in a new PB time of 18:18. Excellent! Jethro runs most frequently at Hastings parkrun but today’s time is his PB across all of the parkruns he has done anywhere.

So until next week, keep well, enjoy your running in this lovely late summer weather and see you next week.

Joan

 

This week 439 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

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

The female record is held by Caroline HOYTE who recorded a time of 16:43 on 30th May 2009 (event number 84).
The male record is held by Charlie Maxwell GRICE who recorded a time of 14:25 on 25th November 2017 (event number 528).
The Age Grade course record is held by Karen BOWLER who recorded 94.00% (20:51) on 20th August 2011 (event number 200).

Brighton & Hove parkrun started on 3rd November 2007. Since then 18,275 participants have completed 181,129 parkruns covering a total distance of 905,645 km, including 30,871 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Brighton & Hove parkrun
Event number 569
1st September 2018

A perfect Autumn morning for running saw almost 400, in fact, 394 people, running, jogging and walking the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests.  Congratulations to Ian McArdle who achieved a PB on his 151st run and 4 members of the Hove Hornets who also knocked seconds and indeed, minutes off their times. Representatives from 24 different clubs took part, including Dave Cumins from the wonderfully named Mow Cup Runners –a fell running club from North Staffs.

As always, we were lucky to have the support from 40 volunteers including John P DOHERTY • Shaun BILLING • Richard A CARTER • Mark HALLS • John MASON • Peter GOLTON • Amanda WOODHAM • Mike BALDWIN • Richard FITZPATRICK • Paula CHESSELL • Julia MASON • Valerie POOLE • Joan LENNON • Karen CLINTON • Michael HOWARD • Claire GILES • Brian RUSSELL • David MASKELL • Carol KENNEDY • Paul MARLEY • Chris WALLIS • Mike BOICE • Richard CHESSELL • Shawn BUCK • Toby SIMPKIN • Euan HANNA • Malcolm CARD • Peter BOAKS • Jessamy HIBBERD • Guy TIPTON • Anne BALDWIN • George WALLACE • Michelle DUPLOCK • Edie HIBBERD • Jeannie BROOKER • Max HIBBERD • Frank SERADI • Daniel GENT • Dorian COTTAM • Isobel MACKENZIE

If you would like to see your name in lights, please contact the parkrun team to offer your services – the summer has been tricky to organise at times. Try to volunteer once before Christmas; it’s good fun and we need you!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brighton & Hove parkrun Results Page. The female record is held by Caroline HOYTE who recorded a time of 16:43 on 30th May 2009 (event number 84). The male record is held by Charlie Maxwell GRICE who recorded a time of 14:25 on 25th November 2017 (event number 528). The Age Grade course record is held by Karen BOWLER who recorded 94.00% (20:51) on 20th August 2011 (event number 200).

Brighton & Hove parkrun started on 3rd November 2007. Since then 18,248 participants have completed 180,690 parkruns covering a total distance of 903,450 km, including 30,812 new Personal Bests.

Have a happy week running,

Karen

 

 

Brighton & Hove parkrun Aug 25th 2018 #568

This morning we began our briefing with the sad news that in the early hours of the weekend we lost a much loved member of the parkrun family. Pete Weston passed away at the age of 77.  Pete had been a keen parkrunner at Hove Park for a long time, his first Hove parkrun in 2008 and his last one on 17th Feb this year. Most of his 93 runs were at Hove Park but he also visited Worthing and other local Sussex parkrun’s. He volunteered regularly and loved being part of the parkrun family and was a great advocate for the parkrun concept.

A longstanding member of Portslade Hedgehoppers, he was a great friend to regular parkrunners Roy Taylor, Paul Stratton and John Carroll. Pete had been ill for quite a while but still turned up to parkrun whenever he could. Outside of running, he was an amazing cyclist and used to take himself off for long cycle tours around Europe all by himself. He showed an incredible dedication to his training for these events while in his seventies, when many people would have hung up their cycle shoes.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Pete’s family and friends.

This week 386 people ran, jogged and walked the course. We had 15 first timers in the ranks – welcome to the parkrun family. As always, a huge thank you to all the volunteers who made the event happen.  This week’s high viz wearers were –

Ann EKE  •  Ben BROOKE-TAYLOR  •  Ben HODGSON  •  Bernadette KIRRANE  •  Brian RUSSELL  •  Carol Ann GRANT  •  Caroline MARTIN  •  Caroline WOOD  •  Jacqui SWIFT  •  James CORNFORD  •  John ELBOURNE  •  Jon MAXFIELD  •  Lisa ELBOURNE  •  Mark STEPHENSON  •  Monty JACKSON  •  Nima SHEIBANI  •  Paul MORTIMER  •  Peter GOLTON  •  Sylvia TAYLOR  •  Valerie POOLE

So onto the results and the 1,2,3’s. Ladies first (as always) – Martha COYLE was first lady home in a new PB of 18:43. Racheal PHELPS 2nd in 19:05 and Caitlin PEERS, a first timer to Hove Park 3rd in 19:17.

For the Gents - Emil PRUDEN was first across the line in 17:23, followed by Marton BOUMAN in a new PB of 17:35 and Jonathan BURRELL in 3rd with a time of 17:53

We had several milestone runs this weekend – Rosie GASSON, Nadine RANSLEY and Judy POULTON on their 50th.  Paul TAYLOR on his 200th and Sue BRUMWELL on her 300th. Congratulations to you all.

Finally, a gentle reminder to parkrunners with dogs.  Please keep your dog in a short lead at all times.  We had a couple of near misses at the finish line this weekend and we don’t want any accidents to happen.

Thanks, as ever, to you all for being part of our fabulous parkrun.

Brian

 

Brighton & Hove parkrun #567 18th August 2018

 

The one with an absent RD due to calling out ‘a very nice man’ but another very nice man stepped in, Runpals and the female course record was nearly beaten!

 

Just wanted to say thank you team for organising another fab parkrun. A big thanks goes out to Monty who stepped in for me as RD with Richard, and VC Paula. I’ll be brief but on route to parkrun my car just cut out on me, luckily not too far from home – thought might be a flat battery – had to call The AA who arrived just over the hour – fuse had blown causing it to cut out - Car got started but going to get it looked at- anyway back to parkrun....;)

The event was made possible by our fabulous volunteers :)  well done 34 of you x

John P DOHERTY • Mark HALLS • Mike BANNISTER • Lance BELLERS • Maggie WARES • Amanda WOODHAM • Mike BALDWIN • Paula CHESSELL • Valerie POOLE • David KEMP • Joan LENNON • Claire GILES • Brian RUSSELL • Andrew BROOKS • Rosanna RAVEN • Carol KENNEDY • Chris FLETCHER • Brendan SPELLMAN • Monty JACKSON • Lisa ATKINS • Richard CHESSELL • Darragh FINN • Eddie MEEGAN • Lisa ELBOURNE • Lucy WALLIS • Betsy BROOKS • Lilli WOODTHORPE • Alice BURTON-BRADFORD • Robert WALTON • George WALLACE • Freya MAINPRIZE • Dorian COTTAM • Darren SNOW MBE • Willow DEEGAN

We had 357 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers which is fab and we hope you enjoyed it – now you are addicted!! and 46 of you got your New PB’s. We had 29 different clubs that took part.

Now the scores on the doors are – with the first three in all getting New PBs!!

First male in Alex Begley 16.36 (VM40-44) Brighton Tri Club New PB, second male in was Phil Stevenson 16.44 (SM30-34) Brighton & Hove City AC New PB, and he’s back! – third male in Graham Godden 17.28 (VM50-54) Brighton & Hove City AC – well done to you all :)

Today, we thought the female course record might have been beaten by Grace Brock from Cornwall (JW 15-17) – with an amazing time of 16:51  - was only 8 secs outside the female course record held by Caroline Hoyte.  Well done Grace! :)

First female in was Grace Brock 16.51 (JW 15-17) Cornwall AC New PB, second female in was Freya Leman 19.48 (VW 40-44) Hove Hornets, and the third female in was Georgie Anderson 20.17 (VW35-39) Hove Hornets – well done all :)

Now Nigel Sarjudeen ran his fastest in a long time 23.36 (VM55-59) now not sure whether this was due to the beers in Prague that week!! Well done..:)

Fellow BH runners Nigel Cruttenden got a New PB 26.28 (VM 60-64) and Louise Backler 29.20 (VW 40-44) New PB well done :)

Brian ‘Mr 30 train Pacer’ and running in his new age cat 29.59 (VM50-54) well done..:)

Lawrence Edwards 37.01 (VM60-64) Giffnock North AAC – this was your first time :) see you again!

Just to say that everyone who does parkrun is amazing and you should all be proud of yourselves J At the back of the field – Sarah Burnett 40.57, Dawn Paul 45.40, Lilii Woodthorpe 45.41, and Carol Kennedy 45.41 well done..:)

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

The female record is held by Caroline HOYTE who recorded a time of 16:43 on 30th May 2009 (event number 84).
The male record is held by Charlie Maxwell GRICE who recorded a time of 14:25 on 25th November 2017 (event number 528).
The Age Grade course record is held by Karen BOWLER who recorded 94.00% (20:51) on 20th August 2011 (event number 200).

We had visitors from Peacehaven (Runpals – sporting their Blue Thursday-shirts,! Brian did the new runners briefing – which was quite a gathering :) Monty and Richard did a great job at RD’ing.

Milestones – Sue Dunkley and Andrew Brooks 150th parkrun, Mike Fox 250th parkrun

Just a reminder - please could you keep dogs on a lead until after scanning please. Someone lets their dog off for the home straight and this may cause an accident..Thank you :)

So until next week – have a great week, keep smiling and being active! I know I missed my parkrun fix – felt lost without being there – Saturdays is parkrunday!!! Whether you are running or volunteering it is just about being there with friends :)

If you can volunteer for Sat that would be fab – please email brightonhelpers@parkrun.com

Love in fitness

Claire x

Brighton & Hove parkrun started on 3rd November 2007. Since then 18,158 participants have completed 179,910 parkruns covering a total distance of 899,550 km, including 30,732 new Personal Bests.

 

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