Brockenhurst parkrun #248 – 21st April 2018

This week's run report is courtesy of Pippa White, a visitor from Queen Elizabeth parkrun. Thanks to Pippa and to all of the other volunteers for helping make everything run so smoothly today!

Spring is finally here - #248 Brockenhurst (at Wilverley Inclosure)

Dear Brockenhurst parkrun and Dear Spring,

Today is the best example of why run, at a most glorious place in the most glorious weather. A friend-made-through-parkrun and I had travelled from Gosport to *do* the winter route and we left with enormous happy smiles.

Spring, you have been very dilatory this year, much like my progression back to speedy 5ks. In fact, we have both gone backwards at times. However, the tiny, new green leaves on the trees were better than prosecco for the mood this parkrun morning. Thank you very much.

Brockenhurst parkrun, on your penultimate winter course run – thank you for being awesome. The directions to get to the parking worked beautifully. We paid the suggested donation into the ticket machine (parking money=money to maintain parking=ability to get out into the countryside) and then chatted gently underneath the bluest of skies whilst waiting for the pre-event set up to happen around us. In addition to the usual parkrun stuff, I really liked the map showing the contours (might borrow this idea for my home run) and it was lovely to have someone come over and describe the course as we stood around in the sun.

The start is unexpectedly congested. There didn’t feel like many people at the Inclosure until 3-2-1 surge; suddenly there were legs and arms everywhere. That did clear relatively quickly and it was a case of settle into the trot being mindful of instructions not to sprint down the first hill. The course is undulating with 2 hills of proper note, the first longer climb, then after the dog leg the drop and short sharp climb. It was, in fact, one perfect lap. I had trail shoes on but could have perfectly well worn road shoes. Sadly we didn’t have time to stay for coffee but I’d love to return again.

To the results.

164 parkrunners made it out in the sun. There were 8 runners on their very first parkrun – what a beautiful day to start. Do come back next time. 7 were doing their difficult second parkrun with 3 recording PBs today, and 6 completing their parkrun trio – with just one PB. May this sunny morning inspire all of you to continue.

Gail LYDFORD joined the 50 club by completing the sunny parkrun today – well done Gail, may your t-shirt claim be soon.

Adam JUNDI led the men in and Michaela STRINGER the women – well done for three first finishes in a row Adam and for a first finish in your first parkrun ever Michaela.

To all those who volunteered today, particularly those running in Southampton tomorrow, thank you for making the first warm parkrun of 2018 so very special: thank you too, as Run Director Steve WARDLE announced, to the #ForestryCommission for allowing the team to continue for the extra month while the college grounds are so muddy.

This week 164 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

David MCELHENNY • Peter REJCHRT • Sarah Charlotte REJCHRT • Katrin PRITCHARD • Steve WARDLE • Karen WARDLE • Poppy WARDLE • Mike BRUCE-BURGESS • Pippa WHITE • Ellie PRITCHARD • Robbie PRITCHARD • Micky PRITCHARD • Glenda MONSON • Caroline BARNFIELD • Arthur LOMAX • Pamela PODESTA • Hilary BRUCE-BURGESS • Tanya BAILEY

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

The female record is held by Ellie Marie MONKS who recorded a time of 17:53 on 29th April 2017 (event number 198).
The male record is held by Neil Robert BONIFACE who recorded a time of 15:59 on 29th July 2017 (event number 211).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.89% (22:30) on 1st August 2015 (event number 107).

Brockenhurst parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 6,109 participants have completed 25,603 parkruns covering a total distance of 128,015 km, including 4,330 new Personal Bests.

 

Brockenhurst parkrun #247 – 14th April 2018

The 161 people who ran, jogged or walked the course this morning had to contend with 50m visibility fog on their way in. Fortunately the fog lifted before the start to provide perfect conditions for the 20 first timers and representatives of 25 different clubs.

Congratulations to the 32 who made the most of the good conditions to record new Personal Bests and to Adam Jundi who led the field home for the 17th time.

Well done also to the ladies of Hardley Runners, Natalie Green who led the ladies home for the 7th time and Jane Hodge who set the highest Age Grade score once again and was very close to breaking 80%.

We welcomed a contingent from my 2nd Claim Club, Ordnance Survey Runners, who came to support Rachael Evans on her 50th parkrun which she celebrated in style with a Brockenhurst PB.

Mick

Many thanks to the 17 volunteers who made this morning's event possible:

Peter REJCHRT • Jan ANGLIM • Sarah Charlotte REJCHRT • Yvonne PADDY • Mike BRUCE-BURGESS • Jo MURPHY • Ellie PRITCHARD • Robbie PRITCHARD • Micky PRITCHARD • Peter HAIGH • Arthur LOMAX • Russ LOMAX • Steve ANDREW • Lindsey HINKS • Hilary BRUCE-BURGESS • Andrew SMITH Mick ANGLIM

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

Wilverley Inclosure Records:

The female record is held by Ellie Marie Monks who ran a time of 18:29 on 18th February 2017 (event number 188).

The fastest time by a female is held by Sandra BOWERS who ran a dog assisted time of 18:00 on 21st February 2015 (event number 84).

The male record is held by Patrick Roddy who ran a time of 16:36 on 09th January 2015 (event number 130).

The male Buggy record is held by Phil(ip) Mosley who ran a time of 20:03 on 09th January 2015 (event number 123).

Brockenhurst College Records:

The female record is also held by Ellie Marie MONKS who recorded a time of 17:53 on 29th April 2017 (event number 198).

The male record is held by Neil Robert BONIFACE who recorded a time of 15:59 on 29th July 2017 (event number 211).

The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.89% (22:30) on 1st August 2015 (event number 107).

Brockenhurst parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 6,083 participants have completed 25,439 parkruns covering a total distance of 127,195 km, including 4,295 new Personal Bests.

 

Brockenhurst parkrun #246 – 07th April 2018

The 198 people who ran, jogged or walked the course today enjoyed a dry window between the showers on a mild spring morning. We welcomed a huge 51 first timers with representatives of 31 different clubs taking part.

Congratulations to the 23 who recorded new Personal Bests and to two of our regular First Finishers, Adam Jundi and Valeria Sesto. Adam led the field home for the 16th time and Vale led the ladies home for the 13th.

Vale's training for the Comrades marathon must be on track as she also set the highest Age Grade score of 81.80% and a new W45 record.

Well done to our regular Nordic walker Sandra Jurd who celebrated joining the 50 Club in the company of husband Mike who also used walking poles for a change.

There were two other Milestone runs with one of our Run Directors, Charles Fox, hitting 200 runs and young Finn Aplin joining the Junior 10 Club.

We welcomed our first Visually Impaired runner, Martin Sales of Polegate Plodders, who sped around our lumpy course in 26 minutes with his guide Debbie Hulme of NFR.

Mick

Many thanks to the 16 volunteers who made this morning's event possible:

Frank HANDY • Mick ANGLIM • Camilla PEARSE • Debbie HULME • Mike BRUCE-BURGESS • Jo MURPHY • Peter HAIGH • Martin RIDGWAY • Arthur LOMAX • Russ LOMAX • Dan TURNER • Steve ANDREW • Dave WILSON • Hilary BRUCE-BURGESS • Catherine SMALLWOOD • Christopher POTTER

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

Wilverley Inclosure Records:

The female record is held by Ellie Marie Monks who ran a time of 18:29 on 18th February 2017 (event number 188).

The fastest time by a female is held by Sandra BOWERS who ran a dog assisted time of 18:00 on 21st February 2015 (event number 84).

The male record is held by Patrick Roddy who ran a time of 16:36 on 09th January 2015 (event number 130).

The male Buggy record is held by Phil(ip) Mosley who ran a time of 20:03 on 09th January 2015 (event number 123).

Brockenhurst College Records:

The female record is also held by Ellie Marie MONKS who recorded a time of 17:53 on 29th April 2017 (event number 198).

The male record is held by Neil Robert BONIFACE who recorded a time of 15:59 on 29th July 2017 (event number 211).

The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.89% (22:30) on 1st August 2015 (event number 107).

Brockenhurst parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 6,062 participants have completed 25,278 parkruns covering a total distance of 126,390 km, including 4,263 new Personal Bests.

 

Wilverley Permit extended until 28 April

We are very grateful that the Forestry Commission has kindly agreed to extend the Permit for Brockenhurst parkrun to remain in Wilverley Inclosure until 28 April.

We hope that by then the College playing fields will have dried out enough for us to return to our Summer home.

Watch for news towards the end of April and make the most of our scenic course until then.

 

Brockenhurst parkrun #245 – 31st March 2018

It had been raining a LOT during the week, and a number of parkruns relatively locally could not take place, which may well have swelled our numbers. Speaking of wet weather, we are likely to remain at Wilverley throughout April, as the college grounds are waterlogged, but please do keep checking for confirmation of this.

14 runners joined us for their first ever parkrun. Hopefully they’ll be back for more. James Laing from Hillingdon was the first man home in a very impressive 17:20, while Victoria Buck from Kent AC was the first lady in 20:12.

Austin Hulme, a JM10 joined the 10 club, Colin Beardshaw joined the 50 club, and David Pink ran his 300th parkrun with us.

Those runners who have volunteered at least 25 times are now marked on the results list with a little purple t-shirt logo, and it was great to see that we had 22 of these “super-volunteers” running on Saturday. A special mention goes to Steve Bennett, one of our core team, who was volunteering for the hundredth time! Please consider volunteering every so often if you haven’t already. It is great fun, and essential for us to be able to put on the parkrun at all.

This week 265 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 78 were first timers to Brockenhurst, and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part. This was a record attendance, so some previously unused tokens had to be used this week.

Diana

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Diana Jane DAVIS • Steve BENNETT • Dawn ROGERS • Peter LAY • Katrin PRITCHARD • Peter DOUGHTY • Marlene LETHEREN • Robbie PRITCHARD • Stuart GREEN • Rhona GOODWIN • Ronald GOODWIN • Terry NIPPRESS • Steve WILKS • Steve ANDREW • Debbie SMART • Andrew BUNNEY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brockenhurst parkrun Results Page http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brockenhurst/results/latestresults/

Wilverley Inclosure Records:

The female record is held by Ellie Marie Monks who ran a time of 18:29 on 18th February 2017 (event number 188).

The fastest time by a female is held by Sandra BOWERS who ran a dog assisted time of 18:00 on 21st February 2015 (event number 84).

The male record is held by Patrick Roddy who ran a time of 16:36 on 09th January 2015 (event number 130).

The male Buggy record is held by Phil(ip) Mosley who ran a time of 20:03 on 09th January 2015 (event number 123).

Brockenhurst College Records:

The female record is held by Ellie Marie MONKS who recorded a time of 17:53 on 29th April 2017 (event number 198).

The male record is held by Neil Robert BONIFACE who recorded a time of 15:59 on 29th July 2017 (event number 211).

The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.89% (22:30) on 1st August 2015 (event number 107).

Brockenhurst parkrun started on 25th May 2013. Since then 6,011 participants have completed 25,080 parkruns covering a total distance of 125,400 km, including 4,240 new Personal Bests.

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