Notice for Saturday’ event April 21st

This week we welcome a small production crew from Northumbria University who will be filming one of our runners, and recording an interview. Please be advised that this should in no way be be intrusive. If anybody might have concerns then by all means speak to our Run Director beforehand.

Otherwise the gents can pump up their biceps, and ladies slap the lipstick on. And all can bring their biggest smiles and be photographed with another large shipment of brave young Gurkha recruits also due to take part !

Of course it’s London Marathon weekend and so of course wishing the very best of luck to our regular runners taking part there.

And remember - No Barcode, No Time, No Exceptions !

 

Run Report Event #40 14th April 2018

Well the sun popped out to say hello and we’ve not seen that too much this year!

It made a nice change, and meant a colourful array of tops thrown on to the fence after the first lap. An increased field of 191 people had gathered for the start (including quite a number of youngsters which was great to see) with visiting parkrunners from as far away as Surrey. 44 were first timers, 34 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
As always we are very grateful to the management of Catterick Racecourse authorities for their continued permission to hold our weekly run on private land. Our various participants, joggers, walkers, buggy pushers and dog owners always leave the circuit looking nice and tidy and that is really appreciated. Thank you !

Two regulars not seen recently are sisters Pam BRAMLEY and Tracy DICK, to whom we particularly say - “ You are much missed ladies “ xx – on behalf of all the team we send very best wishes.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers – in fact for enabling the run to take place we are quite indebted to the following brilliant Marshals who stepped in at late notice and offered help . . . William DASHWOOD • Grace DASHWOOD • Zabi DASHWOOD • Julie COOKE • Val MULLALLY • Hayley ROGERS
. . . besides regulars . . . Ethan GALLOWAY • Atmaram DAHAL • Rhid DAHAL • Yem GURUNG • Dinesh Kumar SHAKYA • Dr Jagannath SHARMA • Laxmi SHARMA • Pranisha OLI • Dhanmaya GURUNG • Alan GILPIN • Trevor MCDERMOT • Linda MCDERMOT •

Anybody wishing to contribute the odd Saturday morning is very welcome to check out Catterick parkrun Future Roster Page and drop a line to the office address shown if you can help out in any role.

Once again many thanks to regular event Photographer Alan Gilpin for the usual super-snapping. We are indeed very lucky to have him and David Burgess present each Saturday morning to capture, process and then share hundreds and hundreds of images on our official facebook page.

Next week we will have a new intake of valiant young Gurkha soldiers, all joining us to do their first parkrun anywhere in the world. Come along and say hello and Namaste !
Linda
xx

Yesterday’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Catterick parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Ben RIDDELL who recorded a time of 16:13 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 26). The female record is held by Sarah TUNSTALL who recorded a time of 17:53 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 26). The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 93.61% (21:39) on 12th August 2017 (event number 9).
Catterick parkrun started on 17th June 2017. Since then 2,302 participants have completed 6,724 parkruns covering a total distance of 33,620 km, including 1,298 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report – Event #38 – Easter Saturday March 31st

Well done to the 154 people who ran, jogged, walked and bunny-hopped around the course this week !

It was a breezy, wet and rather chilly morning for affairs. Not to be outdone our Run Director was adorned in an egg outfit (with a chicken on her head) and used the hare-brained briefing to lever in every ‘egg-cruciating’ reference she could think of. You get puns with your runs at Catterick :)

We were missing a few regular volunteers including Atmaram and the DAHAL family who had decamped to the other end of the country, taking part at the impressive Eden Project parkrun. And happy birthday for this week Rhid !

In addition to the usual stuff the RD requested that faster runners - whenever possible - be allowed a little room to overtake on the left, by those who are a little slower naturally keeping to the right. That really helps to keep things going smoothly around the 3 laps.

Another birthday person was number checker Jane HACK (many happy returns) who, besides scribbling down the odd name and barcode, was kept very busy in handing out chocolate eggs to the kids. These had been kindly donated to the event with other prizes for suitably dressed parkrunners. Our rather wet golden egg hunt through the finishing funnel was difficult to maintain with the wind blowing things around. Still, we’re quite used to getting frantically wet and muddy on festive occasions, these things being in the lap of the gods !

** TODAYS RANDOM FACT ** A few weeks ago we saw our 5,000th finisher - Zabi DASHWOOD - who was awarded a prize and certificate to mark (this fact gleaned from our ‘egg-shell’ spreadsheet) :)

Also among the runners, of whom 49 were first timers, 20 recorded new Personal Bests and 23 were representing different clubs was Mark WILLIAMS who reached his 100th run Milestone.
Congratulations !

It was fantastic to see so many brand new volunteers who had instantly answered the call for help during the week. Making the event possible by marshalling and ringing cowbells were Stuart Michael CLARKSON • Rebecca PICKLES • Jacqui HAVERCROFT • Elizabeth SOWTER • Sean, Katie and Emily HARPUR • and Tony SIMMS. Welcome all and hope you enjoyed the experience !
The rest of our 22 volunteers were Trevor MCDERMOT • Linda MCDERMOT • Jane HACK • Sarah CIRCO • Sobina LIMBU • Bhakta THAPA • Yem GURUNG • Dinesh Kumar SHAKYA • Dr Jagannath SHARMA • Laxmi SHARMA • Bini GURUNG • Sheila CANTRELL • Helen CONNOR • and Alan GILPIN.

See you again soon everyone. Meanwhile enjoy the Easter weekend
xx

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Results Page.
The male record is held by Ben RIDDELL who recorded a time of 16:13 on 23rd December 2017 (event #26).
The female record is held by Sarah TUNSTALL who recorded a time of 17:53 on 23rd December 2017 (event #26).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 93.61% (21:39) on 12th August 2017 (event #9).
Catterick parkrun started on 17th June 2017. Since then 2,216 participants have completed 6,369 parkruns covering a total distance of 31,845 km, including 1,224 new Personal Bests.

 

Easter parkrun March 31st

It's our first Easter parkrun this Saturday so hop along and join us !

We always like to make it fun, so dust off those bunny ears, fluffy tails and Easter bonnets !

A well-deserved chocolate egg will be handed out to the younger finishers by Jane (our number checker chick) :)

Also - we could really, really, really do with a few more volunteers to help marshal. If you can give us an hour or so of this holiday weekend then please do get in touch at catterickhelpers@parkrun.com or by message below.

Thanks !

 

Run report 36

Weather wasn't looking promising since day before parkrun day but after inspecting at 6:30 on Saturday morning, we decided to go ahead with the run.
More than 100 Gurkhas started to gather and warm up themselves from 8 in the morning. Since only arriving here in the UK in February, this was their first time at any the parkrun, nevermind running at one. They were already briefed by their officers before they came to the racecourse.
We welcomed them and took a group photo at the start line before the start.
There were 195 runners today and among them 123 were new runners.
It was a chilly morning but the event went very well. Our volunteers were shivering, fingers of number checker, bar code scanners and timekeepers was numb by the cold, yet they persisted and kept going.
Despite of all difficulties there wasn't any issue to uploading the data.
We missed Linda and Trevor, regular dedicated volunteers it meant lack of hot tea and coffee at the end.

Well done to all brave, enthusiastic and energetic runners including our senior and inspirational role model Brian and thank you to all dedicated volunteers.

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See next Saturday.

Stats from Saturday's report:

This week 195 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 123 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Claire HEWITT • Ethan GALLOWAY • Atmaram DAHAL • Rhid DAHAL • Bhakta THAPA • Yem GURUNG • Dinesh Kumar SHAKYA • Binod KERUNG • Bill GLOVER • Bini GURUNG • Pranisha OLI • Dirgha KC • Mausam NEPALI • Alan GILPIN

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

The male record is held by Ben RIDDELL who recorded a time of 16:13 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 26).
The female record is held by Sarah TUNSTALL who recorded a time of 17:53 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 26).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela OLDHAM who recorded 93.61% (21:39) on 12th August 2017 (event number 9).

Catterick parkrun started on 17th June 2017. Since then 2,081 participants have completed 6,006 parkruns covering a total distance of 30,030 km, including 1,159 new Personal Bests.

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