Brockenhurst parkrun #270 22nd September 2018

Slightly overcast and threatening drizzle, but otherwise a fine morning for our 270th Brockenhurst Parkrun today. Only 1 more Saturday at the college before we return to our winter, slightly lumpier course in Wilverly.

A big well done to the 84 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

Henry Harris was 1st male home in his last Brock Parkrun for a while as he goes off to university in Leeds, so we will see if three years of student living slows him down :)

Ellie Farrow was first lady in a time of 19:30 and was 4th overall. Very well run Ellie.

A big thank you to all our volunteers who made today possible, as always our event is only made possible by our volunteers so please come and chat to anyone in a hi-viz/tabbard at one of our runs, or via social media and email - it can be great fun and very rewarding. Honest :)

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 6,803 participants have completed 28,302 parkruns covering a total distance of 141,510 km, including 4,729 new Personal Bests.

 

Brockenhurst parkrun #269 15th September 2018

Ideal running, jogging and walking weather at Brockenhurst for the 81 that took part in today's parkrun. 16 were first timers and we had tourists from as far as Wales and Essex. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
Congratulations to those 16 who recorded new Personal Bests, with a special mention for Catherine Smith who was first lady across the line recording a new PB and top Age Grade this week.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Charles Bartlett FOX • Rosanna FOX • Karen BRYANT • Peter LAY • Mike CLARKE • Mike SMITH • Marion FREWIN • Marlene LETHEREN • Jo MURPHY • Robbie PRITCHARD • Micky PRITCHARD • Glen MALCOLM • Rhona GOODWIN • Ronald GOODWIN • Arthur LOMAX • Jacquie BARLOW • Christopher POTTER • Carl HUSSEY

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 6,796 participants have completed 28,218 parkruns covering a total distance of 141,090 km, including 4,712 new Personal Bests.

 

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.

 

Parkrun results – 8th April 2017

Thank you to all our runners this morning in a sunny Brockenhurst.

We experienced a problem with the issuing of finish tokens this morning affecting positions from the mid 60's down.  We have worked hard to compile the results correctly, but if you feel your result is vastly incorrect, please get in touch with us and we will look to correct as soon as possible.

Contact us at brockenhurstoffice@parkrun.com

 

Reminder – Great British Spring Clean @Wiliverley after parkrun 4th March

Hello parkrunners,

Just one final reminder that the litter pick at Wilverley is this Saturday 4th March at 10am, right after parkrun.

The Forestry commission are great supporters of our event and we are grateful for the permission to use the Inclosure.  We have over 20 volunteers already pledging some time - if you could gather by the gate to the finish area just before 10am.

Details of the event (taken from https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/beeh-ajncmj) are below:

The Great British Spring Clean is a national campaign, led by Keep Britain Tidy, which aims to encourage schools, community groups and individuals to spend a few hours together litter picking in their local area.

New Forest District Council, New Forest National Park Authority, the Forestry Commission and the Verderers of the New Forest are working together to support this national tidy up.

Litter pickers, gloves and bags will be supplied. Advice to volunteers please wear suitable footwear/ clothing, and park in one of the car parks provided, no verge parking please.

Event details

When is the event?

Saturday 4 March 2017 

What time is it on?

10am - 12 noon 

How much?

There is no charge for this event. 

Where to meet?

Wilverley Plain Car Park 

What to wear?

Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

 

Photos from Christmas Eve

The pictures from the Christmas Eve parkrun are now available to view:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brockenhurst/photos/

You may struggle to see the slideshow on iPads or other mobile devices.  If so you can view them directly on our flickr group here:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/brockenhurst-parkrun/pool/

And didn't you all look festive?

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Many thanks to our junior volunteer Joshua Bennett for taking them.

 

Brockenhurst parkrun #167 – 24th September 2016

A beautiful autumn morning greeted the 98 runners at Brockenhurst College for the 167th Brockenhurst parkrun.

We had no Landmark runs today, although always keen to grab the headlines, Charles Fox was announcing his 150th run.  A great total, but sorry Charles - 100 more or two years of parkruns for your next T-shirt!

We welcomed a large number of people doing their first ever parkrun today. Congratulations all, and we hope you will be regular visitors.  It is worth mentioning that when processing the results we had 5 unregistered runners.  You are welcome to run, but if you register a barcode, we can give you the result your efforts deserve.

Hero of the day is Carl Drainey, who had his hands full with manual entries after we experienced a small problem with a scanner and to be sure we caught you all, I sent lots of runners his way!  A big thank you to all of our volunteers.

New Forest Runner Frank Handy recorded his 23rd first place finish and was in a class of his own today finishing in 18:19. First lady was from Stubbington Green Runners.  Congratulations to Daisy Hall with a time of 20:39.  Well done to those 8 runners, who recorded PBs!

Finally an apology to our tourist who brought a friend expecting to run Wilverley only to find we were at the College Grounds :-)  You'll have to visit us again in the Winter months to tackle our Forest course.

Happy running!!

Steve

PS There was a special Milestone run today for one regular who had run all 49 of his previous parkruns at Brockenhurst. Mike Clarke of Hardley Runners celebrated his 50th parkrun in style by breaking the M70 record at Crissy Fields, San Francisco in an impressive 23:08. Well done Mike.

Mick

Male placings:

Frank HANDY (SM30-34) of New Forest Runners, was first over the line in 18:19 - 23rd time in 46 appearances.
Henry HARRIS (JM15-17) of New Forest Runners, was second over the line in 19:06 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Andy JONES (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:43.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Frank BANNAN (New Forest Runners) 1454 pts.
Richard KNOTT (New Forest Runners) 1329 pts.
Charles Bartlett FOX (New Forest Runners) 1323 pts.

Female placings:
Daisy HALL (SW25-29) of Stubbington Green Runners, was first (9th overall) over the line in 20:39 - first appearance.
Amelia MURPHY (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (30th overall) over the line in 24:22.
Katie WADESON (SW20-24) of Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC, was third (39th overall) over the line in 25:15.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Amelia MURPHY (Unattached) 1409 pts.
Jo MURPHY (New Forest Runners) 1299 pts.
Rachael RIDING (Unattached) 1150 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mike HARPER (VM55-59) was graded 75.18% for the time 20:37 (8th overall).
Matthew WHICHER (VM50-54) was graded 73.99% for the time 20:15 (5th overall).
Henry SZWINTO (VM55-59) was graded 73.61% for the time 21:36 (12th overall).

This week there were 98 runners, of whom 33 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Brockenhurst parkrun started on 25th May 2013, and since then 3,761 different runners, including participants from 441 athletics clubs, have completed 13,867 runs covering a total distance of 69,335 km, and there have been 2,522 new Personal Bests.

Brockenhurst College Records:
The women's record is held by Caroline HOYTE who ran a time of 00:18:05 on 2013-08-10 (event number 12).
The men's record is held by Jonathan CORNISH who ran a time of 00:16:16 on 2014-07-26 (event number 54).

Wilverley Inclosure Records:
The women's record is held by Claudia Lance Jones who ran a time of 00:18:45 on 2016-01-02 (event number 129).
The fastest time by a woman is held by Sandra BOWERS who ran a dog assisted time of 00:18:00 on 2015-02-21 (event number 84).
The men's record is held by Patrick Roddy who ran a time of 00:16:36 on 2015-01-09 (event number 130).

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

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

 

 

Lost property – pink top

A bright pink zip through top was left at this morning's run at Brockenhurst College.  It was hung on the goal post netting!

Please email brockenhurstoffice@parkrun.com if it is yours.

 

Brockenhurst parkrun #145 – 23rd April 2016

It was a beautiful, bright if somewhat windy St George's Day morning as I cycled through the New Forest to Wilverley.  Perfect weather for a park run, but a little cold for the hardy volunteers stood by the start and finish area.

We had another great turnout considering quite a few people will be resting ahead of the run in Southampton tomorrow.  Maybe some of you are doing the London Marathon ?  If so good luck and let us know how you do!

Andrew Ridley of Poole AC was our first finisher today taking 19 seconds off his time from his only previous visit - which he also won. Andrew broke the M50 record again and moved to fourth on the age graded league for Brock.  The ladies were led home by Chloe Woolf of New Forest Runner's who has recaptured some fine form after injury.  My brief spell of being able to keep up and actually beat her seems to be over for good!

Congratulations also to Duncan Milne of New Forest Runners for joining the 50 club today!

And whilst we are congratulating each other - have any of you wondered where the event director Mick Anglim has been recently?  Well, when he isn't setting you on your way on a Saturday, he is winning Duathlon titles. Mick has just won the M65 European Sprint Duathlon Championship and his 3rd consecutive M65 British Duathlon title.  Amazing - well done from all your friends at Brock!

Steve

Male placings:
Andrew RIDLEY (VM50-54) of Poole AC, was first over the line in 17:08 - second time in 2 appearances.
Frank HANDY (SM30-34) of New Forest Runners, was second over the line in 17:41 - has been first to finish on 16 previous occasions.
Adam JUNDI (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:50 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian SMITH (Hardley Runners) 3301 pts.
Mark RIDING (Unattached) 2819 pts.
Howard DOE (New Forest Runners) 2667 pts.

Female placings:
Chloe WOOLF (SW30-34) of New Forest Runners, was first (6th overall) over the line in 20:36 - 19th time in 33 appearances.
Charlotte REED (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (14th overall) over the line in 21:55.
Fiona CARSON (SW30-34) of Scarab Tri, was third (17th overall) over the line in 22:48.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Katrin PRITCHARD (New Forest Runners) 3576 pts.
Charmaine BRADFORD (Hardley Runners) 3350 pts.
Claire DRAINEY (Totton Running club) 3091 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Andrew RIDLEY (VM50-54) was graded 86.77% for the time 17:08 (first overall).
Mike CLARKE (VM70-74) was graded 74.83% for the time 24:10 (33rd overall).
Adam JUNDI (VM35-39) was graded 74.39% for the time 17:50 (third overall).

This week there were 135 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Brockenhurst parkrun started on 25th May 2013, and since then 3,124 different runners, including participants from 394 athletics clubs, have completed 11,430 runs covering a total distance of 57,150 km, and there have been 2,124 new Personal Bests.

Wilverley Inclosure Records:
The women's record is held by Claudia Lance Jones who ran a time of 00:18:45 on 2016-01-02 (event number 129).
The fastest time by a woman is held by Sandra BOWERS who ran a dog assisted time of 00:18:00 on 2015-02-21 (event number 84).
The men's record is held by Patrick Roddy who ran a time of 00:16:36 on 2015-01-09 (event number 130).

Brockenhurst College Records:
The women's record is held by Caroline HOYTE who ran a time of 00:18:05 on 2013-08-10 (event number 12).
The men's record is held by Jonathan CORNISH who ran a time of 00:16:16 on 2014-07-26 (event number 54).

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

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

 

Traffic 2nd January

Note: if travelling from Beaulieu, the railway bridge is flooded at Brockenhurst and the main road closed at the station.

I went via Sway.

We may delay the start briefly if numbers seem low so drive safely.

Steve

 

 

 

 

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