CCPR 269 : The one with the “100″ balloon lady

We do seem to be incredibly fortunate with lovely sunny Saturday mornings here at Colchester Castle Park. It was brightened up even more with Linda Duncan and her '100' ballons to celebrate her 100th parkrun. Allen Ball was also celebrating his 150th parkrun. Well done to both.

This week we had 393 runners with 31 first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests.

Each week we can only hold parkrun thanks to the volunteers, this week we had 31 lovely volunteers, all proving you can look good in fluorescent yellow (and orange for tailrunner!). This week our hi-vis heroes were;

Kevin CROMPTON • Eric SHAW • David FORD • Paul HOLLIDGE • Malkiat SINGH • Paul NEVILLE • Barry GILHEANY • Deborah CUBBERLEY • Ethan SWAINE • Andy THOMPSON • Julie DAY • Tracey CHAPMAN • Angus HOLFORD • Katherine BURKE • Deborah HOLMES • Tracey TANNER • Theresa HIGGINS • Peter HIGGINS • Rachel SADLER • Susan WATTS • Jerome SCOOTE • Nick BARLOW • Val HAYNES • Yvonne SCOTT • Mary O'DWYER • Vanessa CRANNIS • Julie GILBY • Mark O'CALLAGHAN • Bethan STEWART • Natalie SHARPLES • Will SHARPLES

The first finisher this week was Callum Milner in a new PB of 18:25, followed by two Colchester Harriers ; Phillip Munro in 18:58 and John Fryer in 19:27.

First female finisher was Lauren Rose in a PB of 21:55, followed by Jordi Moat 22:31 and third female finisher was Stef O'Harar, a first timer.

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

The female record is held by Nicola ROGERS who recorded a time of 18:22 on 30th August 2014 (event number 71).

The male record is held by Adrian MUSSETT who recorded a time of 15:41 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 123).

The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret DEASY who recorded 90.31% (18:34) on 12th April 2014 (event number 53).

Colchester Castle parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 8,659 participants have completed 70,219 parkruns covering a total distance of 351,095 km, including 13,299 new Personal Bests.

 

CCPR 268 : The one with the music

Castle Park was looking it's best this morning in the early Summer sun. The music during the briefing was an added surprise to all of us. Who knew you could blue tooth from a runners watch dance music to our speaker!

There were 455 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests.

The first finisher today in an amazing time of 16:55 was one of our tourists from North Wales, Simon Cole. Second finisher was Ben Gibson in a new PB of 17.04. Third finisher was Nate Filer from Colchester Harriers in a PB of 17.08!!

The first female finisher was Helen Taczynski from Colchester Harriers in a time of 21.15, second female finisher was Ella Jeffries in 21.27 and third female finisher was Hannah Gibson from Haywards Heath Runners.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Melanie FORD • Kevin CROMPTON • Eric SHAW • Sue WRAY • Ruth GAILEY • Paul HOLLIDGE • Paul FORD • Malkiat SINGH • Christopher AKEHURST • Paul NEVILLE • Adam FORD • Deborah CUBBERLEY • Amy STURGEON • Ethan SWAINE • Isobel NEVILLE • Andy THOMPSON • Bernard FORRESTER • Sharon COX • Rachel GILL • Andrew GILL • Antony TREGENNA • Oliver CARGILL • Sylvia WHALLEY • Jerome SCOOTE • Nick BARLOW • Liam WINTERS • Joanne WEBB • Shaun ELLIOTT • Bailey ELLIOTT • Bethan STEWART • Steve STREETING • Jonathan GILL • Nicholas DULEY

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

The female record is held by Nicola ROGERS who recorded a time of 18:22 on 30th August 2014 (event number 71).
The male record is held by Adrian MUSSETT who recorded a time of 15:41 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 123).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret DEASY who recorded 90.31% (18:34) on 12th April 2014 (event number 53).
Colchester Castle parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 8,627 participants have completed 69,826 parkruns covering a total distance of 349,130 km, including 13,234 new Personal Bests.

 

Colchester Castle parkrun Event number 264 7th April 2018

A big thanks to all those of you who baked, ran, walked, chatted and cheered on Saturday and helped celebrate our 5th Birthday. It was a fabulous turn out and it was so nice to see so many staying on to socialise over a cuppa and the amazing array of cakes and goodies so many of you kindly contributed. In the name of fairness I did my best to sample as many as I could and you should all be very pleased with your efforts.
We were asked by a few people about offering donations. Parkrun as an organisation has stopped accepting cash donations, as you can imagine with so many parkruns in existence now it means a lot of cash floating around and to ensure transparency we now encourage all donations online. If you would like to make a donation then follow the link below and press on the “Donate to parkrun” button down the page.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/colchestercastle/aboutus/

We are heavily reliant on donations to fund replacement equipment and ensure that all monies donated are spent prudently to ensure the success story continues.
On Saturday we will be using the alternative Orange route, it is the first time we will have ran it with the new start around the play area so I will be out measuring the route to ensure we are all good to go. It’ll be great to see you there.
This week 459 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Eric SHAW • Sue WRAY • Gareth GAILEY • Catherine JOHNSON • Kevin SHEATH • Peter SWANSTON • Neil WRAY • Malkiat SINGH • Dave REDMAN • Meera RAJOO-OAKLEY • Shelley SPENCER • Barry GILHEANY • Leanne HAMMOND • Lisa CUBBERLEY • Isobel NEVILLE • Katherine BURKE • Michelle WATERMAN • Michelle CLEARE • Chris EXLEY • Karen MULHOLLAND • Anya WATERMAN • Arlo WATERMAN • Susan CRAFER • Oliver CARGILL • Tan CLARK • Jerome SCOOTE • Sydney HERBERT • Liam WINTERS • Duncan SCOTT • Tania STACEY • Shaun ELLIOTT • Bailey ELLIOTT • Steve STREETING
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Colchester Castle parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Nicola ROGERS who recorded a time of 18:22 on 30th August 2014 (event number 71).
The male record is held by Adrian MUSSETT who recorded a time of 15:41 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 123).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret DEASY who recorded 90.31% (18:34) on 12th April 2014 (event number 53).
Colchester Castle parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 8,470 participants have completed 68,130 parkruns covering a total distance of 340,650 km, including 12,974 new Personal Bests.

 

Colchester Castle parkrun Event number 262 24th March 2018

When there is a major local running event on the Sunday we are always blessed with plenty of volunteers, but we are never quite certain how many participants we will have. It is a great sign of the broad appeal that parkrun has that 348 of you took part on Saturday, which in the circumstances is an impressive field. As always, we are pleased to see you all and hope you had a great run.
The 7th April heralds our 5th Birthday event, the theme is “Easter”, because we are imaginative like that. It would we wonderful to celebrate it with as many of you as we can and if it helps there will be cake. We have our in-house master baker producing a parkrun cake and there will also be tea, coffee and soft drinks available. If any of you Bake-off aficionados would also like to contribute something to the party we would be extremely grateful indeed.
Having been involved from the start with Colchester Castle parkrun I am amazed how quickly those 5 years have gone by, although I think that probably says more about my age than anything else, and how the event has grown year on year. We are entering Spring, allegedly, a time when the park never fails to look anything but amazing and we are truly blessed with our surroundings and the good people who come out every week and make our parkrun such a pretty damned fine and wondrous thing.
Have a great week, feel free to volunteer, you know you want to and we will see you soon
Here are some stats for you who love that type of thing……
This week 348 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Andrew RAYNOR • Eric SHAW • Sue WRAY • Gareth GAILEY • Peter JEFFRIES • Malkiat SINGH • Jason GUNN • Jason LEPLEY • James TAVERNER • Christopher AKEHURST • Lucy WEST • Dave HOWE • Barry GILHEANY • Jaclyn PAGE • Gemma CAMP • Amy STURGEON • Andy THOMPSON • Darrin SADLER • Tracey TANNER • Theresa HIGGINS • Susan WATTS • Oliver CARGILL • Annabel PORTER • Kath KITCHENER • Jerome SCOOTE • Liam WINTERS • Jen MCELROY • Ella JEFFRIES
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Colchester Castle parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Nicola ROGERS who recorded a time of 18:22 on 30th August 2014 (event number 71).
The male record is held by Adrian MUSSETT who recorded a time of 15:41 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 123).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret DEASY who recorded 90.31% (18:34) on 12th April 2014 (event number 53).
Colchester Castle parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 8,376 participants have completed 67,257 parkruns covering a total distance of 336,285 km, including 12,841 new Personal Bests.

 

CCp #261 – 17th March 2018

On a bitterly cold wintery morning, we were surprised to see so many turning out to run our parkrun - 253 braved the weather including 23 for the first time! Well done to you all but a very special big thank you to all the 26 volunteers who made it possible - far worse for them as they had to stand around in the freezing cold whereas our runners were able to keep at least a semblance of warmth by running, 32 getting a Personal Best - some achievement in those conditions!
Hopefully Winter will have departed by next Saturday!
Also - just a mention that we are coming up to our 5th birthday which we will celebrate on 7th April - so make sure you keep that date clear for your Colchester Castle birthday parkrun!
Until next Saturday, happy running!

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