CCPR#298 “The cold one”

It was a fresh morning at Colchester Castle park this morning, but that wasn't enough to put off 252 people who turned up and ran, jogged and walked the course.  We had 10 brave souls who were first timers and 30 powerhouses who went out there today and recorded new Personal Bests.

A special  mention to Daphne Clark in the 80-84 age category who recorded a PB today!  Also to Hilary Powell and Shelley Spencer who both achieved their 50th parkrun.  Well done to Georgina Grayston who hit 150 today - brilliant!

Our first finisher today was Barry Stoddart in a time of 18:08, closely followed by Fergus Crouch in 18:17 and Aaron Graves in 18:29.

First female finisher was Laura Shewbridge 19:47.  Amy Dove (21:56) was second female finisher and third female finisher was Jordi Moat in 22:12.

We struggle every week to get volunteers, make it your aim to volunteer.   Some volunteer posts you can do and run in the same event like pre-event set-up and post event close down.   We simply cannot hold the event with our fantastic volunteers, so in the coming weeks put yourself forward and give it a try.

This week we had 28 volunteers making hi-vis look great;

Eric SHAW • Sue WRAY • James RUSSELL • Mark HOY • Simon FORD • Malkiat SINGH • Jason GUNN • Dave REDMAN • Paul NEVILLE • Shelley SPENCER • Paul HART • Aine MCNULTY • Jane MCNULTY • Helen BOYD • Daniel WHYMARK • Niamh MCNULTY • Mandy NEWMAN • Edward CAMPBELL • Wing UNG • Katie DOVE • Katie WHYMARK • Yvonne SCOTT • Joanne WEBB • David MERRIDAY • Joanne LEWIS • Kayleigh SCOTT • Maria TAYLOR • Anna GOLUBOVIC

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 9,613 participants have completed 80,513 parkruns covering a total distance of 402,565 km, including 14,814 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,287 individuals have volunteered 7,192 times.

 

CCPR#297 : Run report

The early morning breeze died down, the low winter sun emerged, shining gloriously on the bandstand to give us a dry and sunny Colchester Castle parkrun.

 

It was a large turnout today with 448 people running, jogging and walking the course.   We had 31 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests.  We also welcomed parkrun tourists from as far afield as Australia, Derbyshire and even Wales!

 

Our scanners did really well today with the high volume of runners and the distraction of lots of cake just by them.

 

The first finisher today was Thomas Palmer of Colchester Harriers in a PB of 17:31.  Closely chased in by fellow Harrier Jason Gunn in 17:34.  Angus Holford was third finisher in 17:55.

 

First female finisher was Lucy Cowlin of Sudbury Joggers in 21:13, followed by Goodgym's Ella Jeffries in 21:45.  Third female finisher this week was Eleanor Mayne from Colchester Harriers in a time of 21:52.

 

Each week we need volunteers to make our parkrun safe, give you a timed result and if we are lucky, take your photo.  We need volunteers so please sign up.  Our run today was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Eric SHAW • Maria KERNOTT • Malkiat SINGH • Christopher AKEHURST • Paul NEVILLE • Shelley SPENCER • Sue FOLEY • Lisa KINGDON • Elysia KINGDON-JOLLY • Aine MCNULTY • Niamh MCNULTY • Steve SHAW • Andy THOMPSON • Bernard FORRESTER • Blake KINGDON-JOLLY • Tracey CHAPMAN • Dawn LIU • Geraldine SPRINGETT • Theresa HIGGINS • Michelle CLEARE • Mandy NEWMAN • Madison FILER-SINCLAIR • Tan CLARK • Edward CAMPBELL • David WATERMAN • Thomas HERBERT • Sydney HERBERT • Liam WINTERS • Vanessa CRANNIS • Linda MOLYNEUX • David MERRIDAY • Bailey ELLIOTT • Daisy WEST • Anna GOLUBOVIC

 

Today our thoughts at Colchester parkrun are very much with Gem Edgar and her family.  As runners, we line up each week on the start line, not necessarily knowing the person next to us, behind or in front, not knowing what job they do,  are they well or are they suffering.  We all run for our own reasons and today we are united as runners, parkrunners to wish Gem and her family our support at this time.

 

 

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 9,603 participants have completed 80,261 parkruns covering a total distance of 401,305 km, including 14,784 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,285 individuals have volunteered 7,164 times.

 

CCPR#296 The one with Wali, Roger and the tourist from Australia

The rain pretty much held off for the 297 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, with 21 first timers and 43 new Personal Bests.

 

We had tourists from Chelmsford, Barnet, Bristol and Australia.  We also had Justin Showell, a tourist runner from March in Cambridgeshire, who was completing his 316th parkrun, the most recorded amongst the runners today.

 

It was a pleasure to welcome Wali and Roger, two visually impaired runners and their guides Steve and Gareth today.   Since starting running two years ago, Roger runs most weekends and often two events each weekend.  He is now looking forward to the London marathon next year, and his next event, the Bury 10k tomorrow!   Wali participated in his first parkrun today.  He was guided by our very own Event Director, Gareth.  Our main concern being whether Gareth can keep up!   Welcome Wali to parkrun!

 

Today's event was made possible by the volunteers giving up their time to give you a safe, free, timed, scanned and photographed run.   This week there were 29 people making hi-vis look good ; Eric SHAW • Gareth GAILEY • Ruth GAILEY • Jason LEPLEY • Paul NEVILLE • Barry GILHEANY • Elodie BOCQUET • Paul HART • Aine MCNULTY • Niamh MCNULTY • Jane MCNULTY • Steve SHAW • Bernard FORRESTER • Jeremy SOKHI • Jason SKELTON • Dawn LIU • Claire MARTINS • Wayne VERRIER • Mandy NEWMAN • Susan WATTS • Tan CLARK • Edward CAMPBELL • James NORRIS • Noah MARTINS • Bailey ELLIOTT • Caroline SOKHI • Andrew HOLLOCK • Tricia PAVEY • Anna GOLUBOVIC

 

The first finisher today was Paul Dungate in 17:43, closely followed by two Colchester Harriers both achieving PBs ; Thomas Palmer in 17:58 and Victor Steinwand in 18:00.  First female finisher was GoodGym's Ella Jeffries in 21:42.  Second female finisher was Kirsty Robertson in 23:5 and third female finisher was Cherri Farren in 23:58.

 

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 9,572 participants have completed 79,813 parkruns covering a total distance of 399,065 km, including 14,725 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,282 individuals have volunteered 7,130 times.

 

Colchester Castle parkrun number 293, 10th November 2018

After some rather ominous overnight rain the weather cleared and it was a glorious morning in Castle Park for our 293rd parkrun. If you ever want to see Colchester Castle at perhaps it's most peaceful and pretty then pop yourself down for setup volunteer as its's just you, the RD and the squirrels so a nice relaxing start to the day.

We had a few milestones to celebrate - congratulations to Sue Foley, Deborah Holmes, Denise Lefley and Gavin Francis for joining the 100 club!  Also congratulations to Steven Boggis and Max Murden for achieving their 50th runs and James Dove for getting into the juniors 10 club.

We also had great mixture of visitors and first time runners including 29 of you who were here at Colchester Castle for the first time and one visitor who's managed to run at over 60 different locations - welcome Lynn Tarrant - we hope you all enjoyed your visit.

Full results for this week (and access to our wider event history) are here.

 

 

Colchester Castle parkrun number 292, 3rd November 2018

A beautiful autumnal morning greeted the runners, with ideal conditions for a good run. Unfortunately we had to deal with some heckling during the briefing from a handful of people who clearly hadn't finished their Friday night out, and I was sorry to hear that this continued for some runners during the run. Hopefully, anyone affected was able to dust themselves off and feel smug for doing something healthy and positive in the community this morning.

This week 374 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Angela ISHERWOOD • Stephen WALSH • Kevin CROMPTON • Eric SHAW • Kerry BORG • Ruth GAILEY • Andy STEPHENS • Nick ATLING • Richard CHALKLEY • Paul ARNOLD • Shelley SPENCER • Lisa KINGDON • Aine MCNULTY • Niamh MCNULTY • Jane MCNULTY • Bernard FORRESTER • Tim FIELD • Blake KINGDON-JOLLY • Ellisa BAGGOTT • Thomas DICKER • Dean PEPPER • Suzanne NOLAN • Donna HARRIS • Annie O'DWYER • Damien SYRETT • David MERRIDAY • Shaun ELLIOTT • Bailey ELLIOTT • Jenny KAYE • Elif KUBILAY • Lukas MAYR • Tricia PAVEY

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 9,435 participants have completed 78,359 parkruns covering a total distance of 391,795 km, including 14,492 new Personal Bests.

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