Event #79

Good Afternoon Parkrunners, 

Saturday was a windy one and once I had kicked most of the tree branches off of the finishing straight everything was ready for another fantastic Parkrun. 

On Saturday we had 24 volunteers and 335 runners / joggers / walkers join us to make the event happen. Thank you to all of our volunteers who stood out in the windy weather: 

Alex HOWARD  •  Catherine HOWARD  •  Chris CHEW  •  Claire CADZOW  •  David LAMB  •  Grace CADZOW  •  Harriett WICKS  •  Harry MANSFIELD  •  Jamie SPENCER  •  Jane MANSFIELD  •  Julie ROWE  •  Karen LAMB  •  Lisa MOSS  •  Luca SANTOS SIMS  •  Luke SHEPHERD  •  Mairi MALCOLM  •  Matthieu MILITON  •  Rosemary NUGENT  •  Sarah TURNER  •  Scott CADZOW  •  Scott NUGENT  •  Seth HUI  •  William ROWE  •  Woody HUDSON

We also had a few milestones on Saturday so congratulations on achieving your goal. 

Also on Saturday a group from Coach Kate running group join us for park run. Kate brought a group of ladies who completed their couch to 5km course. Congratulations to you ladies and I hope you have fun with your running in the future. 

A small side note, please please please be considerate to other park users during the event. We have no priority over other park users so please take care when going round the course. If there is someone on the path, whether it be a member of the public or another park runner, please just say excuse me or wait until there is a wider space for you to get past. Thank you!! 

That's it from me, this week (23rd) I hand over to Kevin as your RD. If you would like to volunteer please contact us. 

See you all soon and enjoy your week! 

Grace 

 

Castle Park parkrun Event #78

Usually I try to start my run reports with something that I think is terribly witty, (it probably is only me that thinks my reports are funny) but today however nothing is coming to mind.

So welcome to run report 78.

I will just clarify that this was event number 78 after mistakenly announcing on Saturday that we were at event number 79.... hopefully no one was listening.

It was another chilly morning in Castle Park, but my setup crew of Kobus, Corrado and Mark, as well as Pavel the Coffee man, were in good spirits and luckily they knew what they were doing, as after not being at Castle Park since 19th January, I may have struggled to remember exactly where to put the start!

Parkrun Selfie

Around 8.30 everyone began to arrive, and it was nice to see some new faces, both to run and to volunteer, I hope the 31 first timers this week enjoyed their experience at Castle Park. Tourists from not quite so far and wide this week, Panshanger, Dunmow, and Harlow, but the prize this week goes to our tourists from Norwich.

Despite the horrible weather and muddy conditions, I was A. grateful that people turned up on Saturday, and B. very grateful that all 372 of you made it round the course without slipping over and breaking a leg - far too much paper work! Hopefully next week the summer will return!

Startline

Now as much as we love our furry friends can I just remind everyone that they do need to be kept on a lead the whole way - sadly unlike child under 11 they can't be let off the lead for a sprint finish - hopefully the invisible leads I saw this week will have been replaced with visible ones next week!

As usual this weeks run was made possible by our 26 Hi - vis heroes; ( Correction - 28 Serena Beresford somehow is not on the list and sadly I can't give Pavel a volunteer credit),

Mark BURKETT • Melanie WATSON • Alex CADZOW • Grace CADZOW • Joanne COLEBOURNE • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Corrado LUPPI • Claire CADZOW • Mairi MALCOLM • Nina NASH • Kobus SMITH • Kirsten WIDDOWSON • Grant WIDDOWSON • Elanor CADZOW • Scott NUGENT • William ROWE • Andrew ARNOLD • Clare ARNOLD • Lucy DERRY • Jamie SPENCER • Tory FOOT • Luca SANTOS SIMS • Seth HUI • Joe HALL • Harriett WICKS.

A quick word about our volunteers, each week we get a report from parkrun HQ giving us a few statistics about how many people have run and volunteered overall.  Since Castle Park parkrun started in September 2017, 3,795 different people have run the course, but only 466 different people have volunteered, - so if you haven't given volunteering a try yet, come and give it a try, its easy and fun!

Right, only a short ramble from me today, I'm now off to sort the tokens, which I have again somehow forgotten to sort....

I would say its now over to Grace, but since its now Wednesday, I think its a little bit late for that, as she took over on Monday!

Have a lovely week

Tory x

Your Castle Park parkrun core team are Chris, Christopher, Ellen, Francesca, Grace, Joanne, Julie, Kevin, Kobus, Luke, Melanie, Oliver, Phily, Simon and Tory

 

Castle Park parkrun event #76 Saturday 23rd February 2019

 

 

Good afternoon dear parkrunners

 

Who stole the sun shine?

What a lovely taste of spring we've had, the course has certainly benefited from the dry spell bringing lots of pb's. This week 363 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 108 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The merry bunch of set up volunteers certainly make pre run prep a doddle, pair that with Pav's fab coffee and its a perfect saturday morning. We had a full quota of hi viz heroes on saturday, they were Theresa BURKE • Julie WITCHALLS • Jason HAIGH • Matthieu MILITON • Harriet WYATT • Phil MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Mairi MALCOLM • Nicholas YEADON • Eleanor RODGERS • Francesca PALMER • Danielle SIMS • Alexandra BRADY • Kobus SMITH • Brian SULLIVAN • Rohit DAYAMA • Scott NUGENT • Andrew ARNOLD • Paula WALKER • Charlie CARRICK • Seamus POWER • Judith ERICKSEN • Seth HUI • Shaun BALDING

Thank you all <3

 

 

There was a super computer malfunction leading to a delay in results processing, It had to happen on my watch (*insert huge eye roll here), obviously it has nothing at all to do with my computer skills......  Luckily Francesca stepped in and saved the day.

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).

I think its time these records were re-written, I'd need to be on a bike to get anywhere close so I'll leave it to someone else ;-)

 

The extremely capable Francesca is at the helm this week, she is thrilled at her full roster - THANK YOOOOOOOU!

I'll be in the crowd with you all with wee Maggie on saturday, have a great end to your week.

 

Julie x

 

Your Castle Park parkrun core team are Chris, Christopher, Ellen, Francesca, Grace, Joanne, Julie, Kevin, Kobus, Luke, Melanie, Oliver, Phily, Simon and Tory

 

Castle Park parkrun Event #75

I was going to start this run report with a riff about how important it is for everyone to try and arrive by 0850 in order to hear the pre-run briefing and to make sure we can get the run away on time, given how many last-minute and late arrivals we had this morning. But then I would have to admit that I left home this morning without the keys to our kit storage and by the time I'd rushed back to get them I was 15 minutes late myself. So that would definitely be a case of "do what I say, not what I do"!

Anyway, apart from that small mishap everything seemed to go smoothly this morning. In total 344 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers; our first finisher was Brett Rushman in a time of 16:50, first female finisher was Liz Bellinger in 21:03. One of today's Tail Walkers, Rosemary Nugent, completed her 100th parkrun, and the following people completed their 50th: Eleanor Mason, Scarlett Mitchell, Annabel Kane, Jane Mansfield, Phil Mansfield, and Andy Sneddon. Well done all!

Of course the event doesn't happen without the help of our volunteers, who this week were:

Oliver LAST • Chris CHEW • Melanie WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Elizabeth BELLINGER • Woody HUDSON • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Shirley BALL • Mairi MALCOLM • Rosemary NUGENT • Danielle SIMS • Kobus SMITH • David LAMB • Rohit DAYAMA • Scott NUGENT • William ROWE • Andrew ARNOLD • Greta LYONS • Judith ERICKSEN • Alex HOWARD • Seth HUI • Shaun BALDING • Joe HALL

That's about it from me for this week; next week's event will be in Julie's capable hands.

Regards

Chris.

Run Director

Your Castle Park parkrun core team are Chris, Christopher, Ellen, Francesca, Grace, Joanne, Julie, Kevin, Kobus, Luke, Melanie, Oliver, Phily, Simon and Tory

 

Castle Park event #74 – 9th February 2019

After last week's Parkrun was postponed due to icy conditions, the course conditions could not have been more different this Saturday. The set up team arrived bright and early reporting that the grass was muddy and slippery from the previous day's rain whilst the wind meant that some branches had to be removed from the course.

Despite this it was a beautiful (if a little breezy) morning for my first stint as RD and all the volunteers turned up on time and did an excellent job which eased my nerves considerably. It was brilliant to see so many people out in the sunshine getting active whilst also showing the amazing community spirit that Parkrun is all about.

This week 327 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. A particular warm welcome goes to our tourist visitors from the likes of Stevenage, St Albans, Great Cornard, King's Lynn and Chester!

Congratulations to Suzanne Annis, Keith Kellard, Tim Benson, Vanessa Bowerman and Julie Rowe who all completed their 50th runs and David Rutter who reached 100 this week!

The event was made possible by 24 fabulous volunteers. Unfortunately no one came forward to act as photographer for the second week running so there aren't any photos. This week's volunteers were:

Paula REYNOLDS • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Lyndon HEARN • Kevin MULLY • Mairi MALCOLM • Luke SHEPHERD • Alison MALCOLM • Kobus SMITH • Ian PENSON • Helen BRUNTON • Eloise ATKINS • Graham SMITH • Scott NUGENT • Emma NICHOLSON • Elizabeth PHILLIPS • Diane FOSSEY • Simon DEWHURST • Sarah FOOT • Malcolm DEWHURST • Luca SANTOS SIMS • Seth HUI • Joe HALL

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 3,684 participants have completed 21,259 parkruns covering a total distance of 106,295 km, including 3,929 new Personal Bests. A total of 454 individuals have volunteered 2,223 times.

Thank you to everyone who ran and volunteered this week which made my RD debut bother stress-free and enjoyable! Enjoy your Sunday evening and all that is left for me to do is hand over to Chris who will be looking after you all next week.

Simon

Run Director

Your Castle Park parkrun core team are Chris, Christopher, Ellen, Francesca, Grace, Joanne, Julie, Kevin, Kobus, Luke, Melanie, Oliver, Phily, Simon and Tory

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