Forgotten clothing

There is a large amount of forgotten clothing that has built up over the past months. It will be on display for the next two events for you to reclaim your items. After that, any items that are unclaimed will be donated to charity or recycled.

 

Bromley parkrun #383, 13 May 2017

 

This morning started with a full volunteer roster of 29 volunteers and 680 runners and walkers ready to take on Bromley parkrun. 54 of these were first timers to Bromley. With significantly fewer runners than last week’s record turnout, we were still close to the previous record, and the volunteers had a big job on their hands! Luckily volunteer Helena was on hand to make sure everyone got to know each other better in the finish funnel by reminding them to get closer to the person in front to allow everyone to make it over the finish at the 5km mark!

 

The runners started and it was clear that the cool conditions made it a great day for a PB- 124 runners registered PBs this morning (special mentions to Matthew Stevens, Ed Osborne and Jobey Mitchell, with two PBs in 2 weeks!)- well done all!

Juniors Miyu Ash, Aaditya Nandakishor and Ben Stevenson completed their 10th run, with Miyu knocking over 2 minutes off their previous parkrun time! Completing their 50th parkruns were Thomas Beirne, Barry Simpson, as well as husband and wife team Graham and Sally Smith. Graham, who's one of the junior parkrun Directors, celebrates his 50th birthday this weekend so an extra special mention there! Simon Wycherley, Nigel Hewson, Peter Simpson, Rob O’Brien and Phil Mort all became members of the 100 club, having completed 100 parkruns each, and Rob knocked over 30 seconds of his previous best time.

 

If you haven’t already, have a look at the volunteer roster (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bromley/futureroster/) and put your name down for something as we're critically short of helpers in coming weeks - give something back to your running community and also to yourself. Volunteering on a Saturday morning and cheering on all the participants is a great way to start your weekend, and some roles (including pre event set up, tail runner, run report writer and token sorting) allow you to run as well!

 

Now for the stats:

 

Male placings: Stephen THACKERAY (VM35-39) of Kent AC, was first over the line in 17:02 - 12th time in 26 appearances. Jonathan HAZELL (SM25-29) of Petts Wood Runners, was second over the line in 17:52. Peter SIMPSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:53.

 

Female placings: Rachel BENTLEY (VW40-44) of Petts Wood Runners, was first (18th overall) over the line in 19:26 - 24th time in 82 appearances. Lucy PITCAIRN-KNOWLES (VW50-54) of Tonbridge AC, was second (31st overall) over the line in 19:58. Donna MEWIS (VW45-49) of Beckenham RC, was third (40th overall) over the line in 20:13 - has been first to finish on 15 previous occasions.

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by: Lucy PITCAIRN-KNOWLES (VW50-54) – 86.06% for the time 19:58 (31st overall). Steven GEORGIADIS (VM50-54) – 82.57% for the time 18:27 (7th overall). Jill PHILLIPS (VW50-54) – 81.90% for the time 20:43 (50th overall).

 

The female record is held by Faye Alexis FULLERTON who recorded a time of 00:16:27 on 28th April 2012 (event number 140).

The male record is held by Michael SKINNER who recorded a time of 00:14:36 on 21st June 2014 (event number 237). The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 93.79% (22:17) on 23rd April 2016 (event number 329). Bromley parkrun started on 29th August 2009. Since then 11,368 participants have completed 124,553 parkruns covering a total distance of 622,765 km, including 21,306 new Personal Bests.

 

Report by Charley Hasim

 

Bromley parkrun #382, 6 May 2017

An amazing morning when 825 runners descended onto Norman Park to run in the latest parkrun, this figure was over 125 more runners than the previous record attendance.

All credit then to Run Director Andy Tucker and his huge band of volunteers who took up the challenge of dealing with these huge numbers and seemed to take it easily in their stride.

Almost all the volunteer roles on the day were taken by runners from Zero to Hero Runners who all reported back that they had a great time.

Please consider volunteering as these events can only be held if enough of you step forward and everyone is encouraged to volunteer at least three times a year. It’s very easy - just have a look at the future roster on the Bromley parkrun webpage and email in your choice of role and date to bromleyhelpers@parkrun.com giving your name and surname.  To ensure we easily find you on our database, do please include your barcode number/athlete ID too, particularly if there are other runners with the same name as you.

The first male runner home was Tim Ayres, Blackheath and Bromley in a time of 17:52, second male was Richard Byford, Blackheath and Bromley in a time of 18:15 and the third man was Jay Hillier, unattached in a time of 18:24.

Congratulations to Ed Osborne, the fourth runner to finish, who achieved his first PB in 6 years!

The first lady home was Rachael Bentley, Petts Wood Runners in a time of 18:54, second lady was Amy Leach, Blackheath and Bromley in a time of 19:29 and third was Emma Crawford, Petts Wood Runners in a time of 20:42.

In the age category table, first was Joseph Hunt 85:16, second Jacob Hunt 83:56 and third was Rachel Bentley.

Two under 10 athletes Joseph Hunt and Jacob Hunt ran the course in the amazing times of 19:12 and 19:34, future stars there for sure. Another under 10 runner to watch out for was 8 year old Heath Griffin who completed his 94th parkrun in 22:33.

Please note there will be no Bromley parkrun on Saturday, 17 June due to the Bromley Pageant of Motoring.

Run report by Richard Griffin

The Stats

This week 825 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 115 were first timers and 172 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 50 volunteers.

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

Male placings:
Tim AYRES (SM25-29) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was first over the line in 17:52 - first time in 4 appearances.
Richard BYFORD (SM25-29) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was second over the line in 18:15.
Jay HILLIER (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:24.

Female placings:
Rachel BENTLEY (VW40-44) of Petts Wood Runners, was first (9th overall) over the line in 18:54 - 23rd time in 81 appearances.
Amy LEACH (JW15-17) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 19:29 - has been first to finish on 16 previous occasions.
Emma CRAWFORD (VW35-39) of Petts Wood Runners, was third (44th overall) over the line in 20:42 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Joseph HUNT (JM10) – 85.16% for the time 19:12 (11th overall).
Jacob HUNT (JM10) – 83.56% for the time 19:34 (18th overall).
Rachel BENTLEY (VW40-44) – 81.39% for the time 18:54 (9th overall).

The female record is held by Faye Alexis FULLERTON who recorded a time of 00:16:27 on 28th April 2012 (event number 140).
The male record is held by Michael SKINNER who recorded a time of 00:14:36 on 21st June 2014 (event number 237).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 93.79% (22:17) on 23rd April 2016 (event number 329).

Bromley parkrun started on 29th August 2009. Since then 11,314 participants have completed 123,873 parkruns covering a total distance of 619,365 km, including 21,182 new Personal Bests.

 

Important information & route 8th April 2017

Course change.

On 8th April 2017 we will revert to the summer route, albeit slightly modified to avoid the  current construction of the new pathway at the upper end of the park. The summer route's start is near the children's play area. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/bromley/course/

Position tokens.

Another change is that we have taken delivery of a brand new set of position tokens, which we will use for the first time this week. This should speed up the scanning process as we have hopefully discarded all the old tokens that do not work. Despite the Run Directors emphasising the importance in their briefing, every week we still seem to have missing tokens. So please, please do not not take the position tokens home!. They are not souvenirs or finishers' medals. They are integral to the operation of the run and how we record your results. If you find any languishing at home, car ash trays, washing machines or the kid's toyboxes, please bring them back and give them to the Run Director. We will be very grateful.

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Car parking.

Both car parks are starting to struggle with the increase in numbers. Please arrive in good time and park sensibly ensuring emergency access to the park is not blocked. We are not the only users of the park from 9 to 10am. If possible, please car share or better still arrive via other methods.

 

April Fools Special – Bromley parkrun number 377 1st April 2017

 

A total of 607 runners made it down to Norman Park on Saturday for an April Fools' Day pacers special. There were 34 volunteers involved in helping the run take place, led by run director Jo Gambell

PBs 

There were 40 first timers and a remarkable 142 PBs (1 in 4 runners - not an April Fool btw) helped along by the pacing volunteers.   There were many notable achievements but four runs stand out; Mark Philpott getting a PB in his 200th run at Bromley, Stephen Duval and Antony Mitchell in their 103rd and 90th respectively and Matthew Pond, who clocked a remarkable 18.04 in his 143rd run at Bromley, coming in 6th overall - not bad for a 15 year old!

Milestones

Congratulations to four junior runners who qualified for their 10 run Tribesports shirt - Mae Wilsher, Jude Ross, Matthew Little and Oscar Milmo and the three runners who achieved their 100 run milestone - Bridget Macedonski, Sally Lawson and Paul Whelan.

Parking

With the continuing growth in popularity of Bromley parkrun parking is starting to become a serious issue on a Saturday morning.  If you live locally we would strongly encourage you to come to the park without your car.  If you are coming from further afield, please park considerately and arrive in plenty of time to park elsewhere if the Norman Park carparks are full.  As well as making life easier for all parkrunners, considerate parking is needed to allow access for emergency vehicles in case of fire or ambulance (as has been required a couple of times for parkrunners in 2016).

Volunteers

Again, as Bromley parkrun grows, more volunteers are needed to help stage the run each week.  The roster for the next few weeks is looking very patchy - please contact Marge Urbany if you are able to help out, have an injury or are saving yourself for a bigger run on the following Sunday.  Marge can be contacted on bromleyhelpers@parkrun.com.  A big thank you to this week's volunteers who were

Soheel BHANDARI, David CARTON, Adam CHANNON, Sally CHANNON, Rebecca CHANNON, Natalie COMPTON, Paul CREGG, John DIAMANTE, Simon DULAKE, Janet EDMONDS-WALKER, Jo GAMBELL, Nick HERBERT, Christopher JACKSON, Matt JONES, David LAND, Shaun LIGHTMAN, Jason MERCER, Alan NIBLOCK, Neil NOBLE, Julia PAIRMAN, Robert PAIRMAN, Adrian PERRY, James PERRY, Karen PERRY, Natalie PRICE, Andrew RICHARDS, Tim SPRINGETT, Mark STICKINGS, Zubin TANNA, Jane THOMAS, Jeremy TOWNSEND, Andy TUCKER, Marijana URBANY, Anne WHARTON

Friends of Norman Park

The fantastic work of the Friends of Norman Park is becoming increasingly visible with the children's play area now completed and the construction of the final part of the perimeter track now well underway.  The Group met during the week to form a formal committee and constitution with the aim of raising funds to make further enhancements to the Park's facilities and to maintain it for all users to enjoy in league with Bromley Council.  If you would like to become a member please look out for the Friends of Norman Park Facebook page or contact Pherenice Worseley-Buck, Chairman of the Committee.

April Fools

The original idea for this report was to write up a spoof report about a multi million pound project with the Council to flatten out the annoying 2 or 3 ft incline on the back straight to make Bromley parkrun the PB venue of choice and also to stop people complaining that it feels a bit slower when we run it the wrong way around once a year on our anniversary (aka "Widdershins").  Somehow on the 5th April this doesnt seem quite as amusing (not sure it ever was, Ed.).  So instead, here are some links to some other parkrun posts from last Saturday...

Whitley Bay parkrun
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Morning everyone. As part of a new iniative we've contacted a local vet who is willing to come down this morning and micro chip barcodes into people's upper arm . We're keen to pilot this as it means finishers can just swipe their arms over the scanners and there will be no need to make a list of people who have forgotten their barcode. The free trial will start this week and is only available for adults at the moment. Other parkruns have reported success with scheme , its much easier work for the volunteers and less to remember for runners. So let us know if youre interested but be warned there have been issues at some branches of tesco where runners have been mistaken for low fat sausages.

Whilst conducting our usual equipment checks this morning our stop watches are having a few issues therefore we are going to have to rely on you all today.  When the Run Director shouts 'GO' all parkrunners must start counting up from zero in minutes and seconds. Then when you cross the finish line inform the timekeepers your finish time which will be written down and processed in the usual way.  Please be honest with your times as you will only be cheating yourselves.Your help is appreciated.  Hopefully normal service will resume next week.

 

Owing to the problems with barcode scanning at Sittingbourne please for this Saturday only draw a large version of your barcode on a piece of paper (say 'A3) and as accurate as possible please and. pin it to your shirt. If it looks like rain you might want to laminate it. Also keep the pins away from children and animals. Hopefully this will help with the scanning until a longer term fix is found. Make sure that the barcode is drawn accurately

 

We are hoping you will very much welcome our latest runners to Telford parkrun. Following the Alpaca National show last week, the organiser's have been in touch and asked if they would be able to take part in our parkrun.  As parkrun is very much inclusive, we have said we will trial having them running for a few weeks. As with dogs, they will be on a short lead, only one Alpaca per parkrunner, and they are required to clear up any mess left.  We would welcome any feedback from parkrunners, but hopefully they will prove to be a fun and friendly addition.  See you in the park shortly!

 

*****Important Safety Notice*****
Due to an increase in squirrel related incidents over the last week on Cannock Chase all parkrunners attending on 1st April will have to wear protective headgear.
Unfortunately we will have adopt a No headgear=No time, No exceptions policy. Full headgear checks will be carried out - Safety First

 

 

 

The Stats

This week 607 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 142 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers.

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

Male placings:
Callum MYATT (JM15-17) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was first over the line in 17:06 - third time in 29 appearances.
Alistair HOOD (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:25.
Stephen POND (VM45-49) of Petts Wood Runners, was third over the line in 17:51.

Female placings:
Jessica Zara KEENE (SW18-19) of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC, was first (4th overall) over the line in 17:54 - 15th time in 45 appearances.
Ellie Lucy DOLBY (JW11-14) (Unattached) was second (12th overall) over the line in 18:58 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Zoe WHITE (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 20:01 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ellie Lucy DOLBY (JW11-14) – 84.18% for the time 18:58 (12th overall).
Jessica Zara KEENE (SW18-19) – 83.61% for the time 17:54 (4th overall).
Callum MYATT (JM15-17) – 81.38% for the time 17:06 (first overall).

The female record is held by Faye Alexis FULLERTON who recorded a time of 00:16:27 on 28th April 2012 (event number 140).
The male record is held by Michael SKINNER who recorded a time of 00:14:36 on 21st June 2014 (event number 237).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 93.79% (22:17) on 23rd April 2016 (event number 329).

Bromley parkrun started on 29th August 2009. Since then 10,980 participants have completed 120,605 parkruns covering a total distance of 603,025 km, including 20,670 new Personal Bests.

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