Run Report – Event Number 116 26th January 2019

Clacton Seafront parkrun
Event number 116
26th January 2019
This week we had 176 runners, joggers and walkers, 8 UNKNOWNS (don’t forget your barcode next week folks) 99 Males and 74 Females.

First male over the line was Simon COLCLOUGH with 20:04, followed by Charlie MCCARTHY with 20:43 and then Scott BRIAN with 20:58.

First female over the line was Vicky MOORE with 23:13, followed by Sue SAVVA 24:05 (PB) and then Phoebe YOUNG with 25:55.

There were 22 parkrunners who were new to Clacton Seafront of whom 6 were doing their first ever parkrun, hopefully you will be back next week, an amazing 33 of you recorded a new personal best.

The most runniest runner today was Steven KEAM with 237, we had 12 members of the 100 club and 30 members from the 50 club.

No milestoners today apart from Daniel CASEY who has volunteered on 50 occasions, Daniel was very pleased with your shout outs to him as you ran the course.

Mark and I will be passing the baton on to Mel and Maria, have a great week.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Patrick REYNOLDS • Lorraine GRINDROD • Mark GRINDROD • Erica JOSCELYNE • Caroline FOSTER • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Rebecca ENGLAND • Lynn PRIEST • Jasmine YANG • Daniel CASEY • Eric FARRANT • Nigel NEPEAN • Linda NEPEAN • Roland GARCIA
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clacton Seafront parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018 (event number 91).
Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016. Since then 2,720 participants have completed 13,693 parkruns covering a total distance of 68,465 km, including 2,851 new Personal Bests. A total of 266 individuals have volunteered 1,657 times.

 

Run Report – Event Number 115 19th January 2019

Clacton Seafront parkrun
Event number 115
19th January 2019

This week 165 people ran, jogged and walked the course on a very cold windy day, the course again was littered with stones and sand but you brave people tackled it with no issue. We welcomed 25 first timers and a whopping 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

We had a few milestone parkrunners this morning, congratulations to Bill Heaton who completed his 200th parkrun, Chris Clarke his 50th, and Annabel Moore on her 10th as a junior.

We had a few issues again with parkrunners going through the funnel twice. If you have already been through the funnel once PLEASE do not go through again, this can cause mayhem with the results. If you want to support your fellow parkrunners by running with them, we fully support and encourage this, it is lovely to see, but could I ask that you either run alongside them outside of the coned area or stop before the finish.

Mark and I look forward to seeing you all next week, fingers crossed it will be not as cold.

The event was made possible by 13 awesome volunteers:

Lorraine GRINDROD • Mark GRINDROD • Mel WILLSMORE • Nigel BUTCHER • Julia ROCKELL • Erica JOSCELYNE • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Matt PLUMMER • Gill CUSHWAY • Jasmine YANG • Daniel CASEY • Eric FARRANT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clacton Seafront parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018 (event number 91).
Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016. Since then 2,698 participants have completed 13,517 parkruns covering a total distance of 67,585 km, including 2,818 new Personal Bests. A total of 266 individuals have volunteered 1,642 times.

 

Event #114 – 12th January 2019

Many thanks for taking the time to read what is only my 2nd run report as Run Director here at Clacton Seafront. It was a nice fresh day on the seafront but the lower prom was quite heavily littered with stones. This is one of the hazards of being a seafront parkrun, but I was sure to refer to this in in my pre-run briefing and first timer briefings so hopefully everyone took as much care as possible.

Congratulations to regular volunteers Peter JAMES and Paul CRAWFORD who reached 25 and 50 milestones as volunteers respectively today, their hard work and giving up their Saturday mornings for our parkrun community is very much appreciated by all involved.

Our other Pete (Pete INMAN) hit an impressive milestone of 60 times as our Clacton Seafront parkrun photographer that means he has been with us on 52.6% of our parkruns as photographer as well as other weeks when he has volunteered in other roles meaning that a fantastic 59.6% of our parkruns have seen Pete appear as a volunteer, he is a pillar of our parkrun community and I for one am glad we have him.


Please do get in touch if you would like to volunteer, no volunteers = no parkrun it is a very simple equation so please do help out when you can.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Sandra JAMES • Jack WILDERS • Dominic JOSCELYNE • Erica JOSCELYNE • Amanda ROSE • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Maria BLANCHE • Gill CUSHWAY • Jasmine YANG • Peter JAMES • Heidi BAKER • Daniel CASEY • Eric FARRANT • Mitchell ROSE • Tilda HARRAGAN

This week 165 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

Today's first finisher was Clacton Seafront regular hero Sam PLUMMER who excels himself in the JM11-14 category he finished just outside his PB by 19 seconds in a time of 18:48.


Today's first female finisher was Vicky MOORE who completed her 15th parkrun with us in a time of 23:32 just 25 seconds outside of her PB.

Another notable PB was that of Graham HIPKIN who registered under 23 minutes for the first time setting his new PB at 22:56 - > Well done Graham!

Also a massive well done to Abigail QUILTER who set a new PB of 38:50 with lots of hard work as her previous PB has stood since February 2017 so well done to her.


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

Please note that parkrun operate a strict no barcode, no time, no exception policy. A post I wrote earlier may have implied differently this was not my intention. My intention was to make it clear that we were aware of some barcodes that had clearly not scanned properly once the results had been processed but that must not have been noticed at the time as we did not have the results noted on our "scanning error" sheet.

Please do remember your barcodes, and don't take ours, number 77 went missing today, so it is no surprise to see this as an unknown runner. I was quite clear around the barcode process in my first timers briefing and before the run, please hand in your barcodes even if you are not on the parkrun system not getting them back causes us trouble.

I hope you had a great parkrun, it was a great turnout today, long may that continue into 2019.

I will see you next week, but I'll have my running shoes on and be running the course with you.

Many Thanks

Jack - Run Director


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The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).

The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).

The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018 (event number 91).

Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016. Since then 2,673 participants have completed 13,349 parkruns covering a total distance of 66,745 km, including 2,788 new Personal Bests. A total of 266 individuals have volunteered 1,629 times.
 

Event Number 113 – 5th January 2019

This week's event had a lot to live up to what with the epic New Years Day event so no pressure for me at my first event as Run Director then.

I have had lots of positive feedback following my first event so many thanks for the support of the core team, volunteers and everyone involved in parkrun who has been very supportive. I would expect no less from the parkrun community as I know that we are so supportive of all participants of the event all who look to complete it in their own way, but I thought it worth a thank you.

We did unfortunately have some participants who came through the finish but did not take a token, the effect that this has is that we have times and places recorded on our timer that do not exist on our scanners meaning incorrect times. I have spent a fair while comparing people's own results with our results and after a lot of adjustments have got them to a place that is as accurate as possible, but do feel free to let me know if you think there is a glaring issue somewhere with your time.

Note that as this is an edited time submission the results may not have yet updated at the time of this course, but the system will process them imminently.

It is important that even if you are not yet registered with parkrun or you forget your personal barcode that you do take a finishing barcode and hand it to the scanners.

Please do not take the barcodes home. I would like to say a special thank you to Lorraine GRINDROD who had a warm down sprint after the event chasing someone who tried to leave with one of our barcodes and managed to get it back, we as that you please do not take the timing barcodes home.

It was a cold day on the seafront so well done to those 145 ladies, gents and children who ran, jogged or walked the course on a morning that was clear and pleasant but certainly had a cold bite about it.

21 of today's participants were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests and we had representatives from 14 different clubs taking part.

Today's first Male finisher was Aaron GRAVES in 18:19 a first timer at Clacton.

Today's first Female finisher was Vicky MOORE in 23:17.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Lorraine GRINDROD • Mark GRINDROD • Mel WILLSMORE • David YOUNG • Clare YOUNG • Amelia YOUNG • Phoebe YOUNG • Jack WILDERS • Dominic JOSCELYNE • Erica JOSCELYNE • Paul CRAWFORD • Gill CUSHWAY • Jasmine YANG • Kristine STACEY • Daniel CASEY • Sarah PEARCE

Many thanks for all those who gave up their time to help. It is a simple concept but no volunteers means no parkrun, so please do click the volunteer link above to get involved and keep our parkrun happening.

Thank you once again for making my first week as RD so enjoyable and do your best to get the run briefing tune out of your head, and we hope to see you next week.

Many Thanks

Jack

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

The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).

The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).

The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018 (event number 91).

Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016. Since then 2,647 participants have completed 13,184 parkruns covering a total distance of 65,920 km, including 2,777 new Personal Bests. A total of 265 individuals have volunteered 1,613 times.

 

Event 112 – New Years Day 2019

Event Number 112 – New Year’s Day 2019

WOW WHAT A WAY TO START 2019!!

For our first ever New Year’s Day Run, 340 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 106 were first timers (and 16 were doing their first ever parkrun) and 46 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

340 is our highest attendance figure, our previous highest having been 210 people for our 100th parkrun celebration. It truly was an amazing honour to have been Run Director for this special event, and the atmosphere was fantastic with faster and less experienced runners cheering each other on. Thank you to everyone who came.

New Male and Female course records were set:

Ramadan OSMAN set a new male course record of 16:07, breaking the record set by Tom HIGGS that had stood for 2 years. What made this all the more amazing was that Ram was first finisher at Colchester Castle parkrun at their 9am run that same day.

Daisy GLOVER set a new female course record of 18:32, breaking the record set by Rebecca BUNTING back in March 2017. Another amazing time, especially given Daisy had run at Harwich parkrun at 9am, and was their first female finisher also.

Congratulations to you both, and I hope you will consider coming back to run with again as I would love to see what time you would achieve with less runners on the course and fresh legs …

In addition to the new male and female records, who both set a new age grade record for their respective category, we also have a 3rd age grade record set on New Year’s Day. Congratulations to Debbie CATTERMOLE who ran a time of 22:02 recording an 80.03% run in the VW50-54 category.

Our first three male and female finishers were:

Ram OSMAN (SM20-24) 16:07

Chris O’Hara (VM35-39) 18:21

Scott MANNING (SM25-29) 18:26

Daisy GLOVER (SW25-29) 18:32

Ella JEFFRIES (SW30-34) 21:37

Sadie MOORE (VW35-39) 21:47

The event was made possible by 13 incredible volunteers:

Lorraine GRINDROD • Mark GRINDROD • Mel WILLSMORE • Jack WILDERS • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Sam PLUMMER • Anna PLUMMER • Maria BLANCHE • Gill CUSHWAY • Peter JAMES • Daniel CASEY • Eric FARRANT

If we have a New Year’s Day run in 2020, we will know that we need to have more than 2 barcode scanners in order to avoid queues!!

Saturday 5th January will see the debut of our new Run Director Jack WILDERS who I am sure will be known to many of our regular runners as he has run at 80 of our 112 parkruns. I hope that many of you will be able to join us in order to give Jack a warm welcome to the team.

Thank you to you all for your support for our parkrun in 2018, and here’s to 2019.

 

Happy New Year

 

Mel

 

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

The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018 (event number 91).

Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016. Since then 2,626 participants have completed 13,039 parkruns covering a total distance of 65,195 km, including 2,750 new Personal Bests. A total of 264 individuals have volunteered 1,597 times.

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