Cambridge parkrun run report – 18th November 2017

537 people took part in a cold, crisp and sunny Cambridge parkrun this week. We welcomed 50 first timers and 81 people recorded personal bests.

First across the line was Chris DARLING in a time of 16:18, he was followed by Jonathan ESCALANTE-PHILLIPS in 16:59 and Adam TAPLEY in 17:20.

Ellie SWIRE was first across the line for the ladies in a time of 20:10, Kristy GUNERATNE was second lady in a time of 21:02, while Geraldine LARHAM was the 3rd lady to finish in a time of 21:21.

Seven people ran a milestone parkrun this week. Adele STEELE, Catharine S SEYMOUR and Peter HIBBERT all joined the 50 club. While, Nicola MARSHALL, Paul STRUTT, Sarah STARR and Suzanne TAUTZ ran their 100th run. Well-done to you all.

Aesthetically please times this week were run by Geraldine LARHAM 21:21, Martin GONZALEZ MARTINEZ 22:22 (PB!), Tony CHAPMAN 23:32 (PB!), Andrew STOTT 25:25, Kerion HUNT 26:26, Sue PEARSON 31:13, Hayley OGILVIE 32:10 (PB!), Chris KERSWELL 32:32, Angela Catherine TOAL 36:36 (PB!), Paul SCHRETER 45:54.

It was run number 398 for Cambridge parkrun this week, and Hayley OGILVIE turns up again as our runner who finished in position 398. Hayley is new to parkrun, completing her first run back at the beginning of September. Since then Hayley has run a total of nine times and at six of those she has achieved new PB’s! A fantastic achievement and one that means she is now over six minutes quicker than on her first run. Keep up the amazing work :-)

You may be aware that we have had a couple of incidents of slips and trips at Cambridge parkrun over the last couple of weeks. As we move in to the winter months can we just remind people that course does become more slippy in a couple of places. Off the top of my head I can think of in particular; the tree roots as you turn the corner onto the small lap; the two bridges; and the paved area as you turn right by the café. All of these areas become a bit more 'interesting' on damp days. Please take care out there and remember, as fantastic as PB’s are, there are not worth a tumble!

Can we also remind people of the importance of not stopping or swerving around the many puddles that Cambridge can give us over the winter. As we are such a busy course it is really important for the safety of everyone else that people run/jog/walk a predictable line. This means embracing the mud and heading straight through the puddles please!  It might be worth trying to remember a spare part of shoes and socks, if like me, you hate sitting around with wet feet - I love the puddles and learnt this trick a while back :-)

Lastly it just remains for me to thank Milton Country park and the 37 volunteers who made this week’s run possible. Colin SELTZER • Lucy C JOHNSON • Helen HENRY • Claire WILSON • Julia SUDBURY • Mike DIFRANCO • James STOCKER • Paul CRUSH • Rob MOIR • Michaela JOYSEY • Robin FORDER • Tracy HUTCHISON • Mary HOLMES • Fiona MCDAID • Alison DANIELS • Tilele STEVENS • Martin Daniel HORROD • Cameron FEHR • Andrew SCARLETT • Catriona CURRY • Katherine HYMERS • Evert BOKMA • Mike HORSCROFT • Rachel NORTHFIELD • Theresa KOPPLIN • Rachel KERSWELL • Toine WERNER • Gary COLE • Amelie MARTIN • Bethany MARTIN • Petra BOOIJ • Sian HAGAN • Colin GROOM • Jenny BOWLES • Aidan RUNHAM • Ben WORMALD • Sophie SHAW

If you would like to be a HI VIZ hero at one of our future events, please have a look at the future roster.

Julia (your dyslexic run reporter)


Christmas and New Year parkruns

Cambridge parkrun will be running as normal on 23 and 30 December. There will not be events at Cambridge on Christmas Day or New Years Day. If you want to get an extra fix on those days, some of your core team will be running at Huntingdon so please feel free to come and join us!


Cambridge parkrun run report – 21st October 2017

Apologies for the break in run reports over the last few weeks. I have been caught up with longer training runs on Saturday mornings, so have had to forfeit parkruns. A half marathon last weekend, should have meant a gentle parkrun for me on Saturday.  Sadly a cold put an end to any hope of running. Not wanting miss out on my Saturday morning parkrun fix though, I popped my name down to volunteer. (always a great tip to get some volunteering in - is to do it when you are injured or slightly under the weather. Check out the future rota here).

So onto this week’s run; 512 of you ran, jogged and walked the course. We welcomed 54 first timers and 57 of you recorded new Personal Bests. Well done!

First across the line was Chris DARLING in a time of 17:36 (this was the 57th time Chris has crossed the line first and it was great to see him take the time to support and applaud runners around him as he headed for the finish line). Adam TAPLEY was second over the line in 17:45, followed by Thomas BLAKE in a time of 18:23. Thomas indecently is still in the junior 11-14 category – wow!

Lisa MARRIOTT was first over the line for the ladies, in a time of 19:47(15th overall)
Kristy GUNERATNE was second (33rd overall) over the line in 20:58 and Annabel QUANTRILL was third (37th overall) over the line in 21:06.

We had two runners compleat their 50th run with us at Cambridge this week - Claire CARMAN and Stephen HODGE . Well done to both of you.

This week was run 394 for Cambridge parkrun and Stephen HUTCHINS was the runner to cross the line in position 394. Stephen ran his first parkrun back in 2010. Since then he has run 8 PB’s and clocked up a total of 48 runs, all at Cambridge. Sooooo close to the 50 top!

Aesthetically pleasing times were run by; Tim KASOAR 21:21 (PB!), Jonathan RAWLINSON 22:22, Richard JONES 22:22, Russ LADKIN 23:32, Kjell VAN PARIDON 23:34 Christof SCHWIENING 24:24, Chloe Lynn BROWN 25:52, Matthew HEYWOOD 27:27, Archi WEBB 28:28, Caroline ZAKRZEWSKI 29:29, James PEARSON 30:03 (PB!), Martina MODOLELL 30:30, Sarah JONES 31:13, Stuart PAYNE 32:10, Donna RUDDOCK 34:34.

Finally a big thank you to Milton country park and this weeks hi viz heroes, without who park run could not take place. Brian JUDKINS • Colin SELTZER • Claire WILSON • Julia SUDBURY • James STOCKER • Michaela JOYSEY • Rebecca Louise ANDERSON • Loles GARCIA DIAZ • Andrew PARKER • Mary HOLMES • William WINTER • Pamela ABBOTT • Tom LINDFIELD • David CHAPLIN • David PROCTOR • Catriona CURRY • Mike HORSCROFT • Eleanor ROBSON • Jenny PAYNE • Gary COLE • Jackie TOMLINSON • Tony TOMLINSON • Brent SWANN-AUGER • Bethany MARTIN • Mark CHAPMAN • Tim DAVISON • Ellena FARROW • Janet DAVISON • Beccy TAYLOR • Wendy JOHNSON • John JOHNSON • Lorraine SHELLIE • Jill NOBLE • Sian HAGAN • Aidan RUNHAM • Ben WORMALD

Run reports will continue to be a bit sporadic over the next few weeks but I will be back.

Julia (your dyslexic run reporter)


Cambridge parkrun run report – 16th September 2017

It been a few weeks since I wrote my last run report. Apologies for that,  but I have been out doing longer runs on Saturdays in preparation for autumn half marathons.

It was great to be able to take part in parkrun this week and even better that it was Junior take over.  And what a fantastic job they did! I saw so many young people, focused and engaged, taking seriously the responsibility for the role they were covering. They did our timing, handed out the finish tokens, managed the funnel, co-ordinated the volunteers,  gave the new runner briefing, were the tail walker, helped set the event up, marshalled the course, sorted tokens, processed the results and event directed.  A big thank you to each and every one of them (and to any adults in a supportive role) for making this weeks parkrun possible.  If you haven’t volunteered before hopefully this week will have inspired you and helped to reassure you we have roles for all abilities. Please do get in touch if you can help at a future event.

Aidan RUNHAM  •  Aiden BAILEY  •  Alexander COLBY  •  Alice MANSLEY  •  Andrew SCARLETT  •  Angus HUTCHISON  •  Arthur LEE  •  Bob PEACOCK  •  Caroline ZAKRZEWSKI  •  Catriona CURRY  •  Charli JOHNSON BEATTIE  •  Charlotte MOORE  •  Chris DARLING  •  Claire WILSON  •  Daisy TEMPEST  •  Daniel ETCHES  •  Elaine HENDRIE  •  Ellen PIERCE  •  Fiona MCDAID  •  Gayle TEMPEST  •  George PAKE  •  Hazel BAILEY  •  Hermione CREASE  •  Hester COLBY  •  Hope HUTCHISON  •  Isabel MANSLEY  •  Jakob KANZ  •  James ETCHES  •  James STOCKER  •  Jill NOBLE  •  Katherine REED  •  Katie TWEEN  •  Kerion HUNT  •  Kit COLBY  •  Louise GAMON  •  Lucas ZAKRZEWSKI  •  Martin Daniel HORROD  •  Mary MITCHELL  •  Paul BEASTALL  •  Rachel NORTHFIELD  •  Richard MOORE  •  Ricky MITCHELL  •  Tom BREEZE

526 lovely parkrunners ran, jogged and walked there way round event number 389. We welcomed 57 first timers and 66 of us recorded new Personal Bests (one of them was mine!). Grant HARRADENCE (VM35-39) was first over the line in 17:47, quickly followed by Tim ESLER (VM35-39) in 17:51 and Josh SAMBROOK (SM20-24) in 17:54. Helen BARRY (VW35-39) was first over the line for the ladies (22nd overall) in 19:51. Kristy GUNERATNE (VW35-39) was second (43rd overall) in 20:55 followed by Bethany NANCOLAS (SW30-34) (60th overall) 3rd over the line in 21:50. Well done to you all.

Laura GREEN was the runner to finish in position 389 in a time of 31:37, achaving an age grading of 49.39%. It was also Laura’s very first parkrun, so congratulations and we hope you enjoyed yourself. See you next week?

Asthetically pleasing times were run by; Tristan IGGLESDEN (FT) 20:20, Mark YEATES 23:45, Margaret PHILLIPS 24:24, Kevin HARRIS 25:25, Julie L MAIDMENT 27:27, Amelia NORMAN 28:28, Rachel MILLER 28:28, Nick KELLY (ET) 30:30, Flurina FINN 32:32, Sarah MOULTON 34:43, Ella ARMITAGE 37:37, Jenny ALLCOCK 40:40 (PB!).

Five of you joined the 50 run club this week - Annika FRIBERG, Eleanor ROBSON, Henrik JÖNSSON, John-Henry LOVE and Sandra HOWLETT, while David MAGEE, Jamie HEAFORD and Thomas GIBBS all joined the 100 club. Well done to you all.

Finally, I hope you will join me in saying a big thank you to Fiona English, who is stepping down as co-Event Director of Cambridge parkrun. Since taking on the role, Fiona has moved to a much more intense job and has had to make the difficult decision to step aside. She will remain a member of our core volunteer team, a regular run director, social media guru and deliverer of the best first timers briefings we have! Thank you to Fiona for all you support (and ongoing support) to allow our Saturday morning runs to happen. Helen Henry, will be stepping into the fill the role. Helen is the longest serving (suffering?) run director on the Cambridge team and is also a proud owner of a coveted "250" green t-shirt. Welcome Helen and thank you for agreeing to step into such a vital role.

Well that’s it for me this week. I will try and write a few more reports while I am away from Cambridge parkrun doing my longer runs.

Julia (your dyslexic run reporter)


Cambridge parkrun run report – 19th August 2017

Well the heavy rain on Friday made for a wet and muddy run number 385 at Cambridge parkrun.  A reminder of how the course can start to get in the winter.....I love the mud so can’t wait! But I digress, onto this week’s run.

This week 488 people ran, jogged and walked the course. The puddles obviously didn’t hold people back with a whopping 72 of you grabbing a new PB. Well done each of you. 62 people chose Cambridge as the place to dip their toe into parkrun and we welcomed 19 people back for their second event. I hope you all had a positive time.

First across the line this week was Robert MAHEN in 17:14, closely followed by Ben LEAMAN in 17:18, both bagging themselves a PB in the process.  David FRANKLAND was the third male to cross the finish line in a time of 17:25. Claire FITZPATRICK was first (17th overall) over the line in 19:10 for the ladies. Helen BARRY was second in 19:49 and Jessica COCKER was the third lady to finish in a time of 20:24.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Margaret PHILLIPS (VW60-64) – 87.96% for the time 22:42 (101st overall).
Graham John CHAPMAN (VM60-64) – 81.94% for the time 19:45 (29th overall).
Karen BADDELEY (VW55-59) – 80.09% for the time 22:36 (99th overall)

Sam DENNIS was the runner to finish in position 385. It was Sam’s third parkrun, all at Cambridge. Sam started attending parkrun in July of this year and is already running two minuets quicker than her first attempt. Great work Sam and we look forward to seeing you at Cambridge lots more :-)

Aesthetically pleasing times this week were run by;  Tom LINDFIELD 19:19, John SOMNER 20:02, Aideen FOLEY 22:22 (PB!), Alexei MOULTON 23:23 (PB!), Grace SOUCH 24:42, Miguel TORRES 25:25, John GRANDE 26:26 (PB!), Russell LOGAN 27:27, Thomas VAN DER PLOEG 29:29, Sarah MICHAEL 32:23, Helen D JOHNSON 34:56, Ottilie WILLIAMS 35:35, Therese ASHDJIAN 38:38, Estelle ASHDJIAN 39:39, and Nasar ABOUKHSHEM 52:52.

Five of you joined milestone clubs this week. Sarah LEE, Sophia SMITH, Toine WERNER all ran their 50th, while Jim HIGGINS and Stuart CLARKE both hit the 100 mark. Well done to you all :-)

Finally a big thank you to Milton county park and all of the volunteers that made this weekend’s run happen.

Barbara BENNETT • Julia DARLING • Chris DARLING • Julia SUDBURY • Rebecca TAYLOR • James STOCKER • Claire WILSHAW • Rob MOIR • Michaela JOYSEY • Sarah MOULTON • Loles GARCIA DIAZ • Paul BEASTALL • Lisa CLATWORTHY • Christina YOUELL • Hope HUTCHISON • John ELSTUB • Pamela ABBOTT • Emma PHILLIPS • Andrew SCARLETT • Catriona CURRY • Karoly ERDOS • Mike HORSCROFT • Suzy ASHWORTH • Jenny PAYNE • Brent SWANN-AUGER • Louise FOLEY • Dan HAYMAN • Lois HARRIS • Peter HIBBERT • Anthony IRWIN • Joe WEBB • Jill NOBLE • Stuart PAYNE • Daniel ETCHES • James ETCHES • Orsolya BATTA

Julia (your dyslexic run reporter)

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