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 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

 

Castle Park event #73 – 26th January 2019

For event number 73 on Saturday we had milder weather than the last few weeks, I'll avoid the term "warmer", but the course was very wet and slippery. In the coming weeks we may need to tweak the course to avoid particularly water logged areas both from a safety perspective, and also for the stewardship of the park itself. Please ensure you listen to the pre-run briefings when this information will be shared. This week was also the second outing of our staggered start to try and avoid congestion and make for a more pleasant run for all, if you could try and join the most appropriate start position this would be most appreciated.

A massive thank you to all 25 of our volunteers who turned out, without whom no one would run! Unfortunately no one came forward to act as our photographer this week so there aren't any photos. This week's volunteers were:

Andrea EDWARDS • Oliver LAST • Philippa WATSON • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Graham MULLY • Mairi MALCOLM • Nicholas YEADON • Patrick CHAPPEL • Kobus SMITH • Heidi ZIGIC • Scott NUGENT • Charlotte MULLY • Andrew TURVEY • Isabel ZIGIC • Simon DEWHURST • Laura MELLING • Marcus HOYLE • Paula WALKER • Charlie CARRICK • Judith ERICKSEN • Luca SANTOS SIMS • Alex HOWARD • Seth HUI

If you can try and help volunteer once in a while it would help to enhance the community spirit of our lovely event. Our VC would like to personally thank all those that kindly came forward on Saturday to volunteer in future weeks.

Well done to the 327 participants who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part. A particular warm welcome to our tourist visitors from Great Dunmow, Great Notley, Barclay Park, and Rickmansworth.

Congratulations to Pascale VAN KOOLBERGEN, Fraser ARNOLD, and Kim FLIGHT who all completed their 50th runs!

This week's full results can be found on the Castle Park parkrun Results Page

I would like to thank parents for running with their under 11s this week, I don't believe any under 11s were unsupervised, which is really important from a safeguarding perspective.

Finally I would like to thank Kobus Smith for agreeing to join the core team as a run director. Kobus has been a real stalwart of Castle Park and has performed most volunteering roles, including setting up the event 50 times!

Kobus on setup

 

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 3,645 participants have completed 20,932 parkruns covering a total distance of 104,660 km, including 3,896 new Personal Bests. A total of 446 individuals have volunteered 2,199 times.

Enjoy your Sunday evening, next week your run will be brought to you by Francesca and her merry band of volunteers!

Kevin

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 parkrun event #72

So this week started off well or perhaps not so well... when I was exchanging the RD kit with Francesca at running club on Wednesday night, the kit was stolen! Stolen by who you ask? The one and only Dunmow parkrun core team..... if I were you I'd watch out for those Dunmow parkrunners, they're a sneaky bunch. :)

Now onto Saturday! Whilst the snow was falling and I was slowly becoming more and more frozen stiff with each passing minute, the setup team were in high spirits and somehow not affected by cold - probably something to do with Pavel's coffee! As you may have seen we've brought back the kilometre markers and due to the huge number of runners we are now getting each week, we are trying to organise the start more formally to ease the congestion in the first 500m meters. Please bear with us over the next few weeks as we try to sort out the best solution!
Setup volunteers

351 of you braved the cold this weekend, of whom 34 were first timers - nice to see that the cold didn't put you off! As usual we had our array of tourists from far and wide, Durham and Great Notley were amongst the contenders this week, but the prize this week goes to our tourists from the Isle of Wight.Smile and wve

Thank you all our volunteers this week; Samantha HOOD • Philippa WATSON • Fiona RUST • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Louise PARKER • Simon BARRIE • Justin EDWARDS • Joanne COLEBOURNE • Woody HUDSON • Naomi BARRIE • Mairi MALCOLM • Kobus SMITH • Dana SMITH • Rachel TURVEY • Scott NUGENT • Greta LYONS • Simon DEWHURST • Tory FOOT • Amy PETRIDIS • Ian LYONS • Simon GARDNER • Judith ERICKSEN • Alex HOWARD • Seth HUI.

As usual without our volunteers we wouldn't have a parkrun, so if you find yourself at a loose end over the next few weeks why not try volunteering. I know its going to get cold over the next few weeks, but us in England are obsessed with talking about the weather so I'm sure a little cold won't hurt us. :) I know that Kevin has quite an empty roster next week so if you are able to help us out drop us an email and let us know.

Just one final thing before I stop rambling and let you get back to getting on with your lives.... as you may have seen via Facebook we do actually have a trained and accredited guide runner at Castle Park parkrun. Ellen used to regularly be a guide when the parkrun took place over at hatfield forest, and still has her guide accreditation, so if you know anyone that would like to come along but would need the help of a guide please spread the word and let people know that running with a guide can be arranged.

Right enough from me, I'm sure you've all had enough of me rabbiting on! Kevin's in charge next week, please make sure to give him the same parkrun enthusiasm that you all give to me.

Over and out

Tory x

 

Event 69 – 1st Jan 2019 Happy New Year

 

 

Well firstly  *Happy New Year to you all*

As usual this RD had a flap before we even got started this morning, I got to the carpark, popped the boot only to find it was empty..... I'd left the RD box on the doorstep. My merry set up team couldn't roll their eyes hard enough.
Sorted in the end and we were ready by 8:30.

The course conditions are holding up well and your times are certainly reflecting that, great job gang!
Great turn out of 270 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom a whopping 58 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. I wish we had a record of dogs as today our four legged friends were out in force too.

 

Well done to everyone who doubled up this morning. Kudos to you all!

 

You can check out the runners and riders for today by clicking here http://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/results/latestresults/

 

We've added a new member to the 100 club - Florence Bellerby completed her 100th parkrun with us this morning.

 

We also had a birthday, Gary Smith was the furthest marshal located at the bridge, he very much enjoyed the 270 happy birthdays he received,
HAPPY 45TH BIRTHDAY GARY!!

 

We had a full quota of superstar volunteers today so I'd like to say a special thank you to:

Samantha HOOD • Brenda CLAYTON • Peter BEATTY • Julie WITCHALLS • Edward HOOD • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Christopher CONNELL • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Reg CLAYTON • Margaret CONNELL • Kobus SMITH • Gary SMITH • Em WARRINGTON • Simon DEWHURST • Seamus POWER • Matthew ERICKSEN • Tom ERICKSEN • Judith ERICKSEN • Alex HOWARD

 

Please consider volunteering in future, the run only happens if we have enough high viz heroes, lots of you are notching up the run tally, you can carry on doing just that and volunteer for set up, or if you're a faster finisher one of the finish area roles. Or take a rest day and give an hour to parkrun. You'll enjoy it I promise and your conscience will be clear, we know who you are.....!

 

That's all from me, my takeaway Jalfrezi is on its way. Chris has the kit and will look after you in the coming days and on Saturday, I'm sure he will be thrilled with the offers of help you'll all be giving him.

 

Lots of love and best wishes for a fabulous 2019

 

Julie

x

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event #66 – 22 December 2018

Good afternoon although it was a wet and soggy course, the sun came out to shine upon the 286 people ran, jogged and walked the course for our pre-christmas run. Of these 16 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part. We even had tourists all the way from South Africa!

As always this event was only staged because of the kind 32 volunteers; who setup, marshaled, did finish area roles, or closed down. They were by name ...

Andrea EDWARDS • Philippa WATSON • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Andrew THOMSON • Phil MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Mairi MALCOLM • Luke SHEPHERD • Kobus SMITH • Patricia POOLE • Helen BRUNTON • Kate SNEDDON • Joe SNEDDON • Colette KERINS • Paul KERINS • Luke KERINS • Graham SMITH • Debbie FERGUSON • Rebecca SMITH • Sophie SMITH • Scott NUGENT • Elizabeth PHILLIPS • Simon DEWHURST • Simon GARDNER • Keith POOLE • Judith ERICKSEN • Luca SANTOS SIMS • Alex HOWARD • Seth HUI • Maria HUI

If you can help out with any of the events over the Christmas or New Year period the please email castleparkhelpers@parkrun.com

Also please remember our Christmas day and New Year's day runs will be 9am at the usual place!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castle Park parkrun Results Page, http://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/results/latestresults/

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 3,308 participants have completed 18,591 parkruns covering a total distance of 92,955 km, including 3,616 new Personal Bests. A total of 427 individuals have volunteered 2,031 times.

Over to Tory and Grace who are RD and VC on Christmas day.

All the best, and Merry Christmas.

Kevin
Run Director

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

 

Castle Park parkrun Event #62

So the weekend started off not brilliantly when the RD who promised herself she would wake up early on Friday morning to finalise everything, somehow managed to sleep for 17 hours and didn’t wake up till 2.30pm, and then remembered she had a family gathering in London at 6pm – queue panic! Thankfully our high vis heroes stepped up and all was sorted in no time!

Onto Saturday then. Our usual gaggle of setup boys arrived (yes come on ladies lets not let these gentlemen put us to shame), including Matt who decided he wanted to pretend he was the incredible hulk (it seemed), so decided to carry 95% of the setup equipment himself! I meanwhile continued to drink my coffee…

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As usual the runners started meandering their way towards the bandstand from about 8.30 and it was very nice to see lots of our first timers turn up early, (hopefully) eager to get going! 29AAE8AA-C659-4814-BE94-B9EBB3F4CF65

Nice to have a couple of milestones this week; Harold Toze hit his 100, having completed 28 runs at Castle park and over 70 at its predessor at Hatfield forest. And the lovely Harry who at aged only 10 reached 50 parkruns, and if he could would probably volunteer in every role each such is his enthusiasm! Harry’s dog toffee was a little jealous that Harry had reached 50 and she hadn’t but, she’ll get there soon. Contragulations to the both of them.

Tourists galore this week, Cambridge, Nottingham, Harrow lodge and the mysterious far away place known as Great Dunmow; hopefully all enjoyed (especially those from far away lands) and we will see you back at Castle Park in the future.

It was fast this week with Brett Rushman setting himself a new PB coming in in just 16:48! 42 other PB’s were also set and 31 first timers finally realised what fun parkrun is and decided to come and join us. Fabulous to see a nice crowd of 312 despite the chilly weather, lets keep up the parkrunning all through the winter! Hopefully the locals weren't deafened by my SLIGHTY over enthusiastic use of the megaphone at the finish line cheering you all on.......

Obviously after all that running cake was definitely deserved, which luckily was provided by Harry and crew – a lovely Victoria Sponge I hear although someone seemed to have misplaced my piece as it never reached me!

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Once again thanks to this weeks volunteers, as usual without this fabulous lot none of us would get a run ; Oliver LAST • Philippa WATSON • Victoria MADDOX • Melanie WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Grace CADZOW • Graham MULLY • Phil MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Margaret CONNELL • Amanda EDWARDS • Luke SHEPHERD • Kobus SMITH • Jenny HODGES • Annabel KANE • Em WARRINGTON • Graham SMITH • Jason STATHAM • Scott NUGENT • Julie ROWE • Natasha EVANS • Debbi COLLINS • Simon DEWHURST • Tory FOOT • Simon GARDNER • Seamus POWER – it has been a little difficult recruiting volunteers over the last couple of weeks so if you can volunteer in the upcoming month please do give it a go. A2EB4B9E-50C0-472E-A24A-7603FE8F7D6C

I do hate to be a nag but before I love you and leave you just a couple of reminders;

  1. We don’t have priority over the park, so please where possible keep to one side  so other families, dog walkers etc, can carry on with their activities.
  2. Don’t forget your barcode! If you don’t have a barcode with you, as per parkrun rules we can’t give you a time and it woud be a shame to miss out on that PB!

I now leave you in the capable hands of miss Grace. Have a lovely week ladies and gentlemen.

Over and out

Tory x

 

 

Event #60 – 10th November 2018

Saturday morning started meeting the regular setup team at 7.45am as usual. It was warm, if a little wet under foot! Team efficiently sorted the signage and everyone disappeared to ready the course for a safe event. The setup team even managed to find an Australian tourist who was press ganged into helping setup - I'm told he was willing, but more to come about this!

As usual Pawel was already setup, so got the usual warm welcome. I struggled to put off my first coffee until I was sorted out, ensuring everything was ready with the volunteer coordinator for all the marshals and finish area volunteers to arrive.

It was then off to the sunny area on the field where we now finish, to setup the 'finishing funnel' with our beautiful new parkrun tape :-) I acknowledge that many didn't notice this small detail as you were pushing for the line to achieve your best effort, but sometimes the small things matter!

Now it was time to welcome our 315 runners, joggers, and walkers to our 60th event at Castle Park since we started on 30th September 2017! As usual this included a number of tourists, including David Moss our intrepid Australian friend from Queensland who was actually running the course bare footed! Of these 31 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests.

As we have for a number of events now we ran the cours backwards or anti-clockwise, (whichever description you prefer). This is going to be the new norm for the course moving forward to reduce the bollard issue on the path along the river ... backwards is the new forwards!

Before we got underway it was touching to lookout from the bandstand and watch around 350 people stand in silence for a minute to remember the brave service men and women who have served past and present on our behalf!

A short way into the run, parkrunner's had the boost of the 'music at the bridge' thoughtfully provided by Daisy, Moly, and David. Many runners commented on how they enjoyed this little cheering team!

The lovely Grace achieved her 100th volunteering event, a great achievement especially when she has only managed to squeeze in 27 runs! A special mention to Paula, who really sadly(!) we are going to lose soon when she moves away for the area, achieved her 25th volunteering event whilst tail walking.

The full list of 32 HiViz heros who made our event possible are:

Andrea EDWARDS • Peter BEATTY • Serena BERESFORD • Philippa WATSON • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • David ASHWORTH • Grace CADZOW • Andrew THOMSON • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Claire CADZOW • Nicholas YEADON • Denise ALLSOPP • Francesca PALMER • Kobus SMITH • William PALMER • Elanor CADZOW • David LAMB • Brian SULLIVAN • David AMOS • Alex WARRINGTON • Graham SMITH • Scott NUGENT • Emma SHARPE • Simon DEWHURST • Mark POULTON • Paula FROST • Simon GARDNER • Seamus POWER • Daisy AMOS

We have a few official Milestones this week: Lizzie Bellinger who achieved her 100th parkrun! Sam Hughes ran his 10th event, David Lamb ran his 50th event. Also a notable mention to Keith Philips who ran his 92nd run, but 50 runs as Castle Park.

As announced on Saturday we are planning on holding a parkrun on Christmas Day and New Year's Day both at 9am as usual.

One final thing is that I'd like to encourage all runners who haven't volunteered to give it a go as you will have seen we're a friendly bunch, and promise you will enjoy the experience. Some roles even allow you to run and volunteer!  So if you fancy giving scanning a go, fancy being the time keeper, marshalling and encouraging others or are happy to help out in any role please look on the roster and e-mail - castleparkhelpers@parkrun.com

That's all from me, over to Chris next week.

Kevin

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

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).

 

Event #57 20th October 2018

 

Good evening my lovely parkrunners

 

I really hope your weekend has been and continues to be grand. It certainly started off well yesterday morning, well if you ignore the fact that I couldn't find the keys to the lock up on arrival at the park...... Despite that our bunch of course set up volunteers kept their cool and found the keys in the 'other' bag. They gathered the kit and went off to lay out the course for you all.

 

Conditions were near perfect if a little chilly at the start which enabled 81 of you to record new Personal Bests. Runners started to arrive of which 30 were first timers to Castle Park. This week 336 people ran, jogged and walked their way around the course.

 

The regulars were also appearing informing me that I had a parking ticket..... In the panic of the 'lost' keys I had forgotten to pay for parking...... The day could only get better from then surely.......?

 

The run itself went without incident and I'm sure that was mostly due to the yellow army of 25 hi vis heroes that ensure that you're all safe on the course and recorded at the end, so a massive thanks to Julie WITCHALLS • Matthieu MILITON • Adam CHAPMAN • Grace CADZOW • Joanne COLEBOURNE • Graham MULLY • Phil MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Craig DODGEN • Patrick CHAPPEL • Rob JOHNSON • Kobus SMITH • Patricia POOLE • Alastair CAMERON • Lloyd WILLIAMSON • Karen LAMB • John SKINNER • Sally HOUSE • Rohit DAYAMA • Scott NUGENT • Paula FROST • Paula WALKER • Charlie CARRICK • Simon GARDNER • James WILLIAMSON

 

Pav and his fabulous coffee van were popular again and I certainly enjoyed my latte  once the park had returned to its tranquil normality, obligatory post parkrun breakfast followed before heading home to start the results processing.

 

Well you know I said that things could only get better....? I was wrong. I still feel like such a rookie when it comes to results processing. I finally sent the results to the parkrun supercomputer almost 4 hours after starting. If there are any issues with your results do let me know and I'll do my best to rectify the problem. You can see the full set of results here http://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=57

 

I really hope you all enjoyed your weekend of glorious autumn sunshine, the weather must change soon surely? It may well be time to dig out the trail shoes in the coming weeks as wet toes were certainly an issue this week.

 

Next week see's Grace at the helm for our spoooktacular halloween parkrun. Fancy dress is obligatory!! I'm sure she will be happy with the state of next weeks roster, but of course she will love to hear from you if you'd like to join the yellow army.

 

That's all from me this week, I'm off to enjoy another glass of Prosecco and a handful of celebrations while catching up with yesterdays Strictly before the results show later. Have a great week

 

Julie x

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

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 3,031 participants have completed 15,625 parkruns covering a total distance of 78,125 km, including 3,079 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #55 – 6th September 2018

This Saturday, there was a chill in the air and some sporadic drizzle - Autumn is definitely here. Fortunately we got the event done and dusted before the heavier showers turned up later in the morning. The ground is still pretty firm underfoot, although getting slippier. We might need to start thinking about footwear choices pretty soon...

This week 322 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

Event #55 was made possible by 23 amazing volunteers:

Oliver LAST • John ETHERDEN • Chris CHEW • Matthieu MILITON • Ben PICKFORD • Christopher CONNELL • Graham MULLY • Brian FINNIGAN • Kobus SMITH • Patricia POOLE • Elanor CADZOW • Dana SMITH • Louise GARDNER • Annabel KANE • John EMMETT • J OLEARY • Scott NUGENT • Simon DEWHURST • Paula WALKER • Charlie CARRICK • Simon GARDNER • Seamus POWER • Velichko KOLEV

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

Next week we have a pacer event, and are still looking for our last few pace-setters as well as the usual volunteer roles. Please get in touch if you can help with any of these.

Francesca is your run director for next week.

Ben

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