Run Report for Event number 284 / Saturday 19th January

306 parkrunners braved the icy cold conditions on Saturday.  This is a fabulous attendance but of course puts a strain on the car park. Those of you who attend regularly will have heard our pleas to either car share or maybe park a distance away from the park and walk/run to parkrun.  Please do try to do this as the Nowton Rangers have once again had to request that all cars are parked within the allocated areas, as to do otherwise means access for emergency vehicles is compromised.  It also means the grass is getting churned up where vehicles have been parked on the verges.

We are hoping one of the local schools may allow us to park in their car park so please watch this space with an update later this week ...

I have also been asked by the Junior parkrun event director to add the following information to my run report in the hope that as many people as possible will support this initiative. Please do support Steve Neumann and his team ...

Bury St Edmunds junior parkrun is bidding to bag a grant raised from carrier bag sales from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. The application was made to help provide funds to get our AED defibrillator up and running not only for Sunday’s junior parkrunners but for access at all times  to the wider Moreton Hall Community. Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

The list of 4 BSE stores taking part in the voting on our project are: 
6179 Tesco Express, 24-26 Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1DY
2166 Tesco Superstore, St Saviours Interchange, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7JS
5086 Tesco Express, 1-2 Stamford Court, Horringer, IP33 2DF
2986 Tesco Express, Lawson Place, Moreton Hall, IP32 7EW

Voting will take place from Tuesday 1st January 2019 to Thursday 28th February 2019 and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. The project with the highest number of votes across the region will receive £4,000, the second placed project £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000. 

Please do help vote for the junior parkrun event and good cause and please also spread the message to vote for us please </p>
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Bury St Edmunds Parkrun 12th January 2019 (Event number 283)

What a great turnout this morning at Parkrun – it was our fourth highest attendance ever! Perhaps some of you have New Year Resolutions to get fitter in 2019, but don’t forget to include some volunteering in your road to fitness. Parkrun is only made possible by the volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, just contact us by emailing burystedmundshelpers@parkrun.com. It’s a great way to get to know new people and help is available if you are not sure what to do.
I do hope that there were no problems with parking as we have been asked by the Council to try to encourage parkrunners to car share if possible. Perhaps if you live in the town you could consider walking or cycling to Nowton Park, especially as the weather starts to improve in the spring.
There may have been some issues with timing today, as one of our stopwatches stopped working. If any of you have an incorrect time, please get in touch and we can amend your results.
Congratulations to Michelle Gidney for completing her 100th Parkrun today, and to David Roberts on his 50th.
Here follows the official parkrun report.
This week 335 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Maureen MCCARTHY • Sarah MANSEL • Claire BROWN • Martin ALLUM • Rod MANSEL • Alan BRAY • Zachary STRICKLAND • Daniel COOK • Katie PEARCE-HIGGINS • Imogen BLACK • Cem HAVA
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Macauley DELO who recorded a time of 15:45 on 11th April 2015 (event number 96).
The female record is held by Holly Alexandra ARCHER who recorded a time of 17:48 on 5th August 2017 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by Thomas THAKE who recorded 93.16% (18:16) on 29th December 2018 (event number 281).
Bury St Edmunds parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 7,083 participants have completed 54,959 parkruns covering a total distance of 274,795 km, including 9,498 new Personal Bests. A total of 484 individuals have volunteered 3,513 times.

 

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event number 282 5th January 2019

What a great start to the year with our largest attendance since September, and over 13% were first timers. Hopefully everyone will stick with their New Year’s resolutions and continue coming along to Parkrun.
Many thanks to our volunteers. The roster is looking a bit thin on volunteers over the next few weeks, so if you are able to take your turn, please let us know and we can add you to the roster. You can either contact us via the Facebook page or email burystedmundshelpers@parkrun.com. Don’t worry if you have not volunteered before, as help will be available.
Here follows the official Parkrun report.
This week 292 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Sarah MANSEL • Bronwen MANSEL • Peter WARLAND • Heidi GRIFFITHS • Mark DUNN • Martin ALLUM • Sarah JOBBINS • John CULLUM • Sharon PLACE • Daniel COOK • Katie PEARCE-HIGGINS • Imogen BLACK • Jill MAYHEW • Dawn BUTLER • Cem HAVA
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Macauley DELO who recorded a time of 15:45 on 11th April 2015 (event number 96).
The female record is held by Holly Alexandra ARCHER who recorded a time of 17:48 on 5th August 2017 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by Thomas THAKE who recorded 93.16% (18:16) on 29th December 2018 (event number 281).
Bury St Edmunds parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 7,045 participants have completed 54,624 parkruns covering a total distance of 273,120 km, including 9,464 new Personal Bests. A total of 484 individuals have volunteered 3,502 times.

 

Christmas Day parkrun at Bury

There will be a 5k parkrun at Nowton Park on Christmas Day at the usual time of 9.00am. Thank you to all of those who have volunteered to ensure this event can go ahead ...

Happy Christmas to you all,

From the Bury parkrun team

 

 

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event 277, 8th December 2018

This week 196 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Sebastian ANTHONY • Martin LITTLE • Stephen PRETTY • Heidi GRIFFITHS • Joaquim MONTEIRO • Susan DUNNE • Asia DAVIES • Tracey TAYLOR • Gregory STEVENSON • Zachary STRICKLAND • Daniel COOK • Katie PEARCE-HIGGINS • Rosie STEVENS

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

We are well into winter conditions in the park now. There was a very wet spell before our parkrun, which left the ground rather muddy and slippy. If you are not already doing so, please think about using trail shoes or cross country shoes. These will have a good grippy tread pattern on the soles, helping to prevent you from slipping. Of course they are also great for exploring our footpaths and bridleways throughout the year. If you don't have a pair - perhaps Santa (or the post Christmas sales) can help.

It was also pretty windy making running quite tough - I found that out myself when I ran later in the day. We decided not to risk the gazebo in the gusty conditions.

Anyway, I really enjoyed being your RD for the last two weeks and am very grateful to all the volunteers to helped make that possible. Looking forward to running with you again next Saturday.

Zachary is your RD for the next two weeks and also for Christmas day. This week, he needs a timekeeper, a scanner an several marshals. Get in touch via the future volunteer roster page at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/burystedmunds/futureroster/ if you would like to help.

See you out there - Steve!

 

 

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