Event #52 – 15th September 2018.

Good evening all! This week I woke up on Saturday sad about the weather conditions being so poor and all the snow in Sworder's field, thankfully I soon remembered that this was only a dream! Other than a morning dew on the grass (and quite wet feet) the weather was actually rather nice :D  Thankfully the 23 volunteers and 333 runners/walkers didn't have the same dream, and so all turned up bright and positive looking forward to their Saturday morning injection of exertion, fun, and friendship.

It was super to see that we continue to have new people joining us at Castle Park parkrun, out of the this weeks' 333 participants who either ran, jogged or walked the course 46 were first timers!

I know a number of people have had other commitments this last couple of weeks, however it was a little more difficult than usual to fill our volunteer roster. Thankfully 23 super stars came forward to allow the event to be staged and results to be processed. If you can volunteer once in a while, some roles can even be mixed with running, then it would be greatly appreciated by your other parkrunners. I can also guarantee you'll have a great time, really enjoy the experience, and find it a friendly environment.

A big thank you to the 23 volunteers:

Samantha HOOD • Andrea EDWARDS • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Martin MOULTON • Andrew THOMSON • Harry MANSFIELD • Emma NIXON • Nicholas YEADON • Kobus SMITH • Kevin GILLESPIE • Paula FRENZEL • David LAMB • Graham SMITH • Scott NUGENT • Simon DEWHURST • Tory FOOT • Amber NICOL • Helen NICOL • Paula FROST • Charlie READ • Harry LINES • Simon GARDNER

In this weeks' field of participants, were a number of milestones, and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

George Grimwood joined the 50th club on the same day as completing his first solo run! Mick Webb Joined the 50th club on his birthday! Andrew Mitchell and Alex Thompson also joined the 50th club. Also congratulation to Hannah Witchalls on her 100th run!

Saturday's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castle Park parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th October 2017 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 18:18 on 4th November 2017 (event number 6).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jenny BRAYSHAW who recorded 86.60% (24:08) on 10th February 2018 (event number 22).
Castle Park parkrun started on 30th September 2017. Since then 2,892 participants have completed 14,296 parkruns covering a total distance of 71,480 km, including 2,783 new Personal Bests.

Also, we've lost a few finish tokens in recent weeks, please can you return any you may have and please remember to return them to the buckets before leaving the event.

Remember to keep the 29th September in your diary as it's our birthday, and please come along in fancy dress if you are able!

One final thing please remember that next week we will be starting on our alternative start position over the river in Castle Gardens, as Sworder's field is not available to us.

That's all from me, Tory will be your Run Director next week.

Regards,

Kevin

Your Core Team are: Kevin, Chris, Francesca, Alastair, Christopher, Joanne, Tory, Grace, Luke, Oliver, Julie, Phily, Melanie, Ellen and Ben.

 

Event #51

Good Evening Everyone, I'm sorry this is a little late, I've had some college work that needed completed. It's a difficult life :D Now onto the run report...

 

On Saturday morning it was cold and slighlty wet from the rain, autumn is here folks, but still we had 318 runners/joggers/walkers and 26 volunteers.

Our Volunteers:

Andrew TURVEY  •  Anna GRIMWOOD  •  Archie MACLEOD  •  Ben PICKFORD  •  Claire CADZOW  •  Colette KERINS  •  Elanor CADZOW  •  Ellen BROOKS  •  George GRIMWOOD  •  Grace CADZOW  •  Harriet WYATT  •  Harry MANSFIELD  •  Ian BARNETT  •  Jacob TURVEY  •  Kevin MULLY  •  Kobus SMITH  •  Matthieu MILITON  •  Melvyn GRIMWOOD  •  Paula FROST  •  Scott CADZOW  •  Scott NUGENT  •  Simon GARDNER  •  Sunny NEAL  •  Tory FOOT  •  Vanessa WALKER  •  William TURVEY

 

Well done to all of our runners for coming out and to our volunteers who stood out in the damp conditions and for cheering on the participants - me trying not to use the word runners repeatedly - we always are looking for more volunteers, some roles can be done with running too!!

 

We had quite a few milestones on Saturday including Thomas Anderson, who ran his 50th parkrun, a massive well done to him! He's only 8 and done more runs than me :) . Well done also to everyone else who completed their milestones Saturday morning.

 

On the 29th September, we are celebrating Castle Park Parkrun's FIRST BIRTHDAY! We are doing fancy dress, so dig out your past costumes and come celebrate with us! To help us celebrate our birthday properly we need.... a cake!! So if you know somewhere we can get a cake for a good price or someone that would happily bake us one, let us know via facebook or email - castleparkoffice@parkrun.com

 

On the 27th October 2018, Cancer Research UK are running a Tough 10km trail run at Hadleigh Park, Essex. All the money goes towards the life-saving research they conduct. They aren't just looking for runners, of course, but also volunteers for the event. If you would like to get involved and support this cause please sign up.

 

I now pass on the RD role to Kevin for next week.

Have a wonderful week and hope to see you all next time!

 

Grace

 

Event #50 1September

This week we had 305 people run, jog or walk the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

We also had runners achieve the following milestones: 100 John Etherden 50 Lee Boswell, Patrick Chappel, John Ronco, Paul Kerins, Noreen Milkowski and Victoria Balkwell.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers: Megan EVANS • Oliver LAST • Kevin WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Elizabeth BELLINGER • Joanne COLEBOURNE • Harry MANSFIELD • Nicholas YEADON • Sunny NEAL • Rosemary NUGENT • Francesca PALMER • Peter PALMER • Patricia POOLE • Mark PALMER • William PALMER • Paula FRENZEL • John EMMETT • Richard EDDERSHAW • Rachel TURVEY • Scott NUGENT • Jacob TURVEY • Craig ROBBINS • Vanessa WALKER • Simon DEWHURST • Claire BOYLAN • Paula FROST • Djordje CUBRIC • Simon GARDNER

If you haven’t volunteered please consider it, everyone you see on a Saturday morning is a volunteer and has given up their time to help make parkrun happen in Castle Park. Please email castleparkhelpers@parkrun.org.uk and make Grace’s day as I hand over the RD reins to her for this Saturday.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castle Park parkrun Results Page. The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th October 2017 (event number 2). The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 18:18 on 4th November 2017 (event number 6). The Age Grade course record is held by Jenny BRAYSHAW who recorded 86.60% (24:08) on 10th February 2018 (event number 22). Castle Park parkrun started on 30th September 2017. Since then 2,813 participants have completed 13,645 parkruns covering a total distance of 68,225 km, including 2,688 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #49 – 25th August 2018

This Saturday morning had quite an autumnal feel about it. Much cooler temperatures and dew on the grass... it was even chilly stood in the shade by the finish funnel. Despite it being a bank holiday weekend, we still had a great turnout. 291 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests.

Congratulations to Richard Eddershaw on his 50th parkrun.

The event was made possible by 27 fantastic volunteers. Please do have a look at our volunteer roster page and consider how you might help in the coming weeks:

Oliver LAST • Philippa WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Ben PICKFORD • Chris BROLLY • Joanne COLEBOURNE • Reg CLAYTON • Thomas PICKFORD • Sunny NEAL • Rosemary NUGENT • David SZULC • David LAMB • Emmy PICKFORD • Ollie BROWN • Em WARRINGTON • Alex WARRINGTON • J OLEARY • Scott NUGENT • Debbi COLLINS • Simon DEWHURST • Daniel DAVIS • Alan SHINGLER • Charlie READ • Donna SHEPPARD • Jacob COLLINS • Simon GARDNER • Velichko KOLEV

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

A couple of points forward to note:

  • Due to the funfair taking place next Saturday, we will be starting from our alternate start/finish point at Castle Gardens.
  • Please hold the date for 29th September which will be our 1st birthday event at Castle Park. More details to follow in due course.

That's all from me, it's over to Francesca for next week.

Ben

 

Event #48 Saturday 18th August 2018

 

 

Good afternoon dear parkrunners

The heat of summer 2018 seems a distant memory now and the attendance at Castle Park parkrun is certainly benefiting by the drop in temperature.

This week 310 people ran, jogged and walked the course. The good conditions also helped 53 of you record new Personal Bests.

We had 58 first timers tune in for their briefing delivered by Paula and ably assisted by the very enthusiastic Harry who then supported me during the main briefing. A future RD in the pipeline I think!

 

Pav and his coffee van seem to be a hit, I hope you're enjoying his hot and cold beverages, he certainly adds to the enjoyment on a saturday morning. It'll soon be hot chocolate weather.

 

We have been struggling to fill our volunteer roster over the summer and this week was no exception, PLEASE get involved and volunteer on the odd occasion, parkrun only happens if we all do our bit. Get in touch at castleparkhelpers@parkrun.com or pop a  message on facebook.

This weeks event was made possible by 31 high viz heroes:


Peter BEATTY • Julie WITCHALLS • Jane HITCH • Joanna BONSER • Linda DAW • Pauline WELHAM • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Christopher CONNELL • Harry MANSFIELD • Shirley BALL • Patrick CHAPPEL • Luke SHEPHERD • Sunny NEAL • Judith BRAECKMAN • Clare MASTERSON • Brian SULLIVAN • Keith PHILLIPS • Richard EDDERSHAW • Dylan MILITON • Scott NUGENT • Andrew TURVEY • Peter JURD • Tory FOOT • Rachel RISSBROOK • Paula FROST • Charlie READ • Margaret MITCHELL • Simon GARDNER • Tamsin MILITON

 

Facebook is having issues and isn't allowing us to add Peter Beatty - our resident paparazzi, to the page so no photos so far this week. The pics will be up as soon as we can add Pete to the page.

 

That's all from me, thank you for your support.

Ben has the kit and will be looking after y'all this week.

See you in the crowd on saturday.

Julie x

 

Your Core Team are: Kevin, Chris, Francesca, Alastair, Christopher, Joanne, Tory, Grace, Luke, Oliver, Julie, Phily, Melanie, Ellen and Ben.

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