parkrun 257 14th July

It was another glorious morning in Clumber for our weekly parkrun and here's a photo of two firsts. Josh SAMBROOK called in at Clumber Park on his journey north and was the first finisher in a time of 17:12.  Volunteering for the first time as a barcode scanner, Lynda HAYES did a great job of recording all the necessary data.

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Regular parkrunner from Lincoln, Claire COONEY was the first female today in a time of 19:41, making her second visit to Clumber.

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Yet another first this morning was a first visit to Clumber Park by Richard CHESHIRE from Newcastle, who was the first person (I think) to complete our route in a self-propelled wheelchair.  What with the heat, a woodland section and a hill to negotiate, that's a great result.

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All the finish tokens were returned today - we even received one which went missing a few weeks ago!  Well done to Laura CARR for 'supervising' the young team of token sorters this morning, your job didn't look at all stressful!!

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There are lots of gaps on the roster for the next few weeks, so please consider doing your bit and offering to help, particularly if you regularly enjoy your parkrun, but haven't seen how it happens 'from the other side'.  You can check out the future rosters and find the email link here. A big thank you to the 24 volunteers who helped out today - the 335 runners, joggers wheelchairs and walkers simply couldn't have done it without you. Also well done to new Club Members today as Alex STEPHENS and Freya JONES joined the 10 Club.

From a safety point of view, please be mindful to keep dogs on a short lead, take special care when running with a buggy and remember that bicycles, balance bikes, hand cycles and scooters are not allowed to accompany runners taking part in parkrun. 

 

Lots more data for you to enjoy:-

Clumber Park parkrun

Event number 257
14th July 2018
This week 337 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Shirley GASCOYNE • Roy TURNER • Sally STAVELEY • Sarah GODFREY • Adrian LYON • Henri LYON • Slobodanka TAYLOR • Jane GOODCHILD • Danny SCOTT • Lynda HAYES • Aleksandar TAYLOR • Sandra BREEDON • Clare FEE • Emily FEE • Laura CARR • Patrick CARR • Jane GRANT • Lynda HISSEY • Barry MERCER • Kate BAKER • Jacob HILTON-LOOM • Niamh CARROLL • Mark CROSSLEY • Leo WILTSHIRE

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

The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 90.74% (19:26) on 5th May 2018 (event number 248).

Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 8,468 participants have completed 51,250 parkruns covering a total distance of 256,250 km, including 9,735 new Personal Bests.

 

parkrun 256 7th July

Today we were yet again blessed with glorious sunshine, which made for a lovely day as we celebrated our 5th birthday at Clumber parkrun.  Some of the volunteers were out early this morning to put up bunting and balloons to help create a party atmosphere for our 'Costa del Clumber' holiday themed event.  Our first parkrun, which took place on 29th June 2013 attaracted 107 runners, as many came from afar to run at a new event.  Week 2 was attended by just 38 runners and this figure only grew slowly over subsequent weeks. It was almost a year before we started to see the numbers regularly go over 100.  It just goes to show how the popularity of parkrun has grown over the years as we now regularly have 300 - 400 runners each week.

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21 wonderful volunteers, gave up their time to recce the course, set up all the equipment, marshal the event, record the times, give out finish tokens, manage the finish funnel, do the scanning, process the results, sort the finish tokens, pack everything away and leave the park as we found it.  As we say every week, parkrun simply wouldn't happen without you, so a big THANK YOU to you all,   We need 4 marshals for next week, so please do get in touch if you are willing to volunteer for one of these posts.

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Entertainment (and running commentary) at our birthday bash today was provided by Bailey MATTHEWS who was clearly influenced by his recent trip to see the Foo Fighters in concert.  For bookings, please see his agent John HARDCASTLE, or visit Bailey's website to find out more about his charitible foundation.

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We were joined today by Worksop Dolphins Swimming Club, who proved they can run just as fast as they can swim!  They enjoyed themselves so much, they said they'll definitely be visiting us again.

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Obviously, a birthday party just wouldn't be complete, without a  birthday cake.  Many thanks to those of you who bought along goodies to share, and to the National Trust who baked a delicious cake covered in cream and fresh berries.  However, the clear winner of the 'birthday bake-off' goes to Jo SUMMERS, Clumber Park's Sport Development Coordinator, who designed, baked and decorated this amazing '5' cake for us.  The support of Jo and the rest of the National Trust Team at Clumber has been instrumental in making our parkrun the successful and enjoyable event that it is.  Jo also organised some lovely National Trust 'spot prizes' for 5 lucky winners today.

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New Club members from Clumber today were:

Paul HEWLETT 50, Cheryl LEE 50 and Adam LEE 50 .........and here's the rest of the data:

Clumber Park parkrun

Event number 256
7th July 2018
This week 308 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Sally STAVELEY • Jim STAVELEY • Adrian LYON • Henri LYON • Nigel DAWBER • Richard CAFFERATA • Slobodanka TAYLOR • Lynda HAYES • Lee-Anne MANLEY • Mark MANLEY • Aleksandar TAYLOR • Sandra BREEDON • Emily FEE • Lindsay JONES • Jacob HILTON-LOOM • Christopher DUNCAN • Niamh CARROLL • Mark CROSSLEY • Leo WILTSHIRE

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

The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 90.74% (19:26) on 5th May 2018 (event number 248).

Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 8,410 participants have completed 50,913 parkruns covering a total distance of 254,565 km, including 9,688 new Personal Bests.

 

parkrun 255 23rd June

Today, regular volunteer Mark CROSSLEY took on the role of Run Director for the first time and  I'm sure you'll all agree, he did a fantastic job!  The 21 other fabulous volunteers did their bit to make his job easy and helped to ensure you had a safe and enjoyable run.  Every week, almost 15,000 volunteers across the UK offer their time to ensure that 535 parkruns take place for the enjoyment of around 143,000 runners.  If you're a regular runner and haven't yet experienced parkrun from 'the other side', why not give it a go?  If you have a look at the future roster you will see there are lots of empty volunteer slots to fill during July and August - just follow the email link and Martin will happily add you to the roster.

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This week,our numbers were boosted by pupils from the Joseph Whitaker School, whose Clumber House were taking part in their annual sponsored 5k run, to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.  Creating an international feel, we also welcomed visitors from as far away as South Africa and New Zealand.

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New Club members from Clumber today were:

William CROSSLEY 10 and Jj CROSSLEY 10

Dean Hague 50 and Linda GABEY 50.  We were also joined by Richard FARR who joined us from Doncaster parkrun for his 50th run.

Today Ben LIVESEY, who was the previous course record holder, returned to Clumber and was the first finisher in a very impressive 16:31 - will he regain the title............watch this space?

Long after you've all gone home, or are sitting relaxing in the Garden Tea House or Central Bark, the volunteers still have work to do, sorting all the finish tokens into numerical order, packing all the kit away and processing the results.  It's always disappointing when there are tokens missing - we ask every week for them to be handed in.  This week number 113 has gone missing - if you have it, please let us know so we can arrange to have it returned.

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Don't forget there's no run next week on the 30th June because Race For Life is on in the park. The week after on the 7th July, it's our 5th anniversary run so bring plenty of cake to help us celebrate. We know how much you all love dressing up, so dig out your holiday wardrobe as the theme is 'Costa del Clumber'.

Clumber Park parkrun

Event number 255
23rd June 2018

This week 414 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 103 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Martin BELL • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Sally STAVELEY • Sarah GODFREY • Henri LYON • Angela ARCHER • Nigel DAWBER • Stephen BOWLER • Richard CAFFERATA • Lee-Anne MANLEY • Mark MANLEY • Barry UPTON • Kate THORNELOE • Olivia THORNELOE • Jacob HILTON-LOOM • Peter STEVENSON • Shaniah WILTSHIRE • Christine STEVENSON • Niamh CARROLL • Ethan SUMMERS • Mark CROSSLEY • Leo WILTSHIRE

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

The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 90.74% (19:26) on 5th May 2018 (event number 248).

Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 8,350 participants have completed 50,605 parkruns covering a total distance of 253,025 km, including 9,640 new Personal Bests.

 

Time to hang up the stopwatch. Time to step down as your Event Director.

Little did I know when delivering the new runners brief at the very first Clumber Park parkrun that I’d be spending the next five years as a parkrun volunteer, Run Director and Event Director.

In those early years I used to wake up worrying that no one would turn up. 44 was I think the smallest number we saw, how things have changed.

parkrun has given me much to be grateful for, some five years of early mornings in Clumber Park for starters and they have been magical. Just once this summer I urge you to come in early and soak up the parks energy, it’ll fill you with joy for the whole day...I promise.

There have of course been many highs and my proudest moments all go to show that when comunities work together great things can happen. Number one on my list will always be Bailey’s story and how our collective community came together to support him in his sporting endeavour. The sheer joy on his face on crossing our finish line for that very first time will stay with all of us who saw it forever I’m sure.

I’m proud too that we raised, so quickly, the funds for a defibrillator and of that day when we put it to use. Runners and volunteers coming together to help a fallen parkrunner on top of ‘that bloody hill’. Do you know parkrunner A1114043 you gave us all hope that day. You continue to wring the daylights out of life, you’re a truly inspirational person, and guess what?..yours wasn’t the only life changed that Saturday in January.

Proud too that on my watch we saw the creation of the volunteers hut. A collaboration with the wonderful folk of the National Trust. The hut serves to support the heroes of parkrun and other sporting events... yes the volunteers.  A brew and a bit of toast goes along way to thank the makers of magic on a cold morning….without their commitment to the cause parkrun simply would not exist.

Volunteering is part of parkrun DNA, the event is yours remember, always arrive prepared and  ready to help out rather than have it all done for you.

I leave as the Event Director happy that Sally and the core team are ready to take Clumber Park parkrun to new highs. I know they have plenty of ideas to support our event as it continues to grow, as 44 becomes 444 and beyond.

Please give Sally ( your new ED, although she’s been doing it for a while really ) your full support and if you haven’t volunteered yet.....pull your finger out and help out.

I’m stepping down as ED but will remain a runner and occasional volunteer hopefully for many years to come as I’ll still need my parkrun fix and to keep in touch with all the wonderful friends I’ve made thanks to Saturday mornings in Clumber. I’m sure I’ll be timekeeping, barcoding etc again sometime soon.

Watch out for those humps bumps and stumps (wish I’d copyrighted that one)

Looking forward to Saturday morning lie ins and the occasional run.

Love and best wishes

Lyndon

parkrunner A509952

 

 

parkrun 254 16th June

A few changes were apparent this morning at Clumber parkrun. The National Trust have put a nice new surface down around our meeting area, which should eliminate the huge puddles that can occur on rainy days.  Also, what used to be called 'The Burrows' has re-opened and been renamed as 'Central Bark'.  This is a new dog-friendly cafe where you will be welcome to enjoy a selection of drinks, cakes and snacks, along with your four-legged friiends.  The official launch of Central Bark will be celebrated tomorrow, Sunday 17th June, along with the Clumber Park annual Fun Dog Show. The Garden Tea House will also be open every Saturday to welcome those of you who prefer a dog free environment.

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Thanks to all of the 19 volunteers this morning who ensured everything ran smoothly before, during and after the run, and processed the results in double quick time at the end (apparently there was a football match starting at 11.00 a.m.)!  A few of them got off to a leisurely start, but soon got up to speed and even managed to practice a bit of 'flossing' during the proceedings!

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Well done to Simon DANIEL who got a PB and was our first finisher today in a time of 18:03.  No wonder he looks so pleased with himself!

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New Club members today were:

Callum LEE 10 and Katie RUSSUM 10

Enjoying parkrun on their birthdays today were Emily FEE and  James AGAR.  Happy birthday from everyone at Clumber parkrun.

Today, we also reached a significant milestone, with our 50,000 runner at Clumber, and an awesome 250,000 km  run on our route.  The lucky person who was 115th over the line today was Simon PARKINSON, taking part in his first ever parkrun.  Simon was presented with a very exclusive and sought after Clumber Park mug.  Here he is with his mates who persuaded him that getting up early on a Saturday morning to run 5k was a good idea!

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If all the data and statistics appeal to you, here they are:-

Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 254
16th June 2018
This week 306 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Shirley GASCOYNE • Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Sally STAVELEY • Lottie HINDLEY- LANGE • Henri LYON • Natalie CUNNINGHAM • Tracy MOORE • Nigel DAWBER • Slobodanka TAYLOR • Aleksandar TAYLOR • Emily FEE • Julie CARROLL • Jacob HILTON-LOOM • Sam THORNELOE • Niamh CARROLL • Ethan SUMMERS • Mark CROSSLEY • Leo WILTSHIRE

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

The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 90.74% (19:26) on 5th May 2018 (event number 248).

Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 8,247 participants have completed 50,191 parkruns covering a total distance of 250,955 km, including 9,574 new Personal Bests.

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