Run report Colchester Castle parkrun Event number 284

Colchester Castle parkrun
Event number 284
8th September 2018
This week 333 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
Thankyou to all 333 of you who took part this morning and the 36 volunteers who contributed to what turned out to be an action packed but fun occasion. The marshals reported back that everyone was very cheery out on the course, which was great to hear, and it seems that the pre-run briefing asking for a bit more old-fashioned parkrun spirit and kindness towards your fellow runners did the trick.
A few of you might of noticed the “high” numbers on the finishing tokens, this was due to a few being dropped. Although I don’t like to single out volunteers a big round of applause goes to Trevor and Julie Gilby, dishing out the tokens, who handled a tricky situation brilliantly and ensured everyone got their results they deserved. Also thanks to all you runners who showed great patience as we worked through everybody in the finish funnel. It goes to show that a bit of teamwork goes a long way.
The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

Kevin CROMPTON • Cheryl SACKS • Eric SHAW • Gareth GAILEY • Daniel ALDIS • David FORD • Ruth GAILEY • Kevin SHEATH • Paul FORD • Richard MILLWARD • Joe MILLWARD • James MCCULLAGH • Cherri FARREN • Barry GILHEANY • Adam FORD • Andy THOMPSON • Jeremy SOKHI • Jane SWEETING • Sheryl KEMP • Russell CLARKE • Dean PEPPER • Jackie PACE • Ted BRINDLEY • Georgia BRINDLEY • Michael LAWLOR • Nick BARLOW • Eve BRINDLEY • Liam WINTERS • Jen MCELROY • Trevor GILBY • Vanessa CRANNIS • Julie GILBY • Damien SYRETT • David MERRIDAY • Caroline SOKHI • Angela MANN
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 9,156 participants have completed 75,354 parkruns covering a total distance of 376,770 km, including 13,957 new Personal Bests.

 

CCPR283 The one with 57 PBs

Another beautiful late Summer's morning in Castle Park,  with the smell of the hog roast from the medieval festival spurring 392 people to run, walk or jog 5k and of those 57 recording new Personal Bests.

 

Parkrun is only possible due to the volunteers, this week our hi-vis heroes included Isobel Neville, a 13 year old volunteer who marked her 100th occasion volunteering parkrun!
A big thank you to all 29 volunteers this week, including marshalling our new obstacle by the boating lake:

Kevin CROMPTON • Kevin SHEATH • John SANDERS • Sarah MCKEE-HARRIS • Paul HOLLIDGE • David APPLIN • Lyn WEST • Paul NEVILLE • Barry GILHEANY • Emma SMITH • Sybil HARRIS • Sue FOLEY • Deborah CUBBERLEY • Denise LEFLEY • Isobel NEVILLE • Steve SHAW • Richard FIFIELD • Angus HOLFORD • Dawn LIU • Michelle CLEARE • David COMPTON • Tommy BOND • Wing UNG • Val HAYNES • Sydney HERBERT • Tania STACEY • David MERRIDAY • Bailey ELLIOTT • Jennifer SANDERS

 

Leading from the front and achieving a personal best was Jason Gunn from Colchester Harriers in 17:12.  Second finisher was Callum Milner from Defence Sports and Recreation in 18:20, also a personal best.  David Wright from GBRC was 3rd finisher in 19:03.

 

First female finisher was Colchester Harrier Helen Taczynski in 21.04.  2nd female finisher was Ella Jeffries from GoodGym in 21:58. 3rd female finisher was Meera Rajoo-Oakley representing GBRC and finished in a time of 22:16.

 

Well done to Tim Comer and Andy Rowe for completing their 50th parkruns.

 

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 9,132 participants have completed 75,021 parkruns covering a total distance of 375,105 km, including 13,902 new Personal Bests.

 

CCPR #282 We’re not Pretenders

Today we used the alternative route to allow the stage for The Pretenders (and Simple Minds) to be built ready for tomorrow's concert. It wasn't "2,000 miles" but just 3.1m miles today, but "don't get me wrong" that's far enough. Parkrun was certainly "the talk of the town" with 339 people running, jogging or walking the course. There was no "mystery achievement", with 63 personal bests today and 30 clubs represented.

 

First finisher was Ramadam Osman in 16:22, just 4 seconds off his PB of 16:18.  Just 8 seconds behind was Angus Holford in a PB of 16:30.  Another impressive performance from Jason Gunn, 3rd finisher in 17:34.

 

We had tourists from Manchester and Taunton today, and fast tourists they were too. Sam White from Taunton AC was 7th finisher in 18:17, and Helen Armitage from Sale Manchester Harriers was first female finisher in 20:59.   Our second female was Nicola Ranson from Springfield Striders in a new PB of 22:00 and 3rd female was Zoe Ashe in 22:11.

 

We had a number of people celebrate milestones, with Wing-Mei Ung celebrating her 50th parkrun.  Well done Wing-Mei.

 

I say every week about respect for other runners, I know it was congested today, but there were more incidents of pushing.   Not acceptable.

 

Each week we need around 30 volunteers,  this week we struggled, so please do sign up to volunteer.  Our 30 (well 29, but get my point on shortage of numbers!) hi vis heros this week were :
Eric SHAW • Gareth GAILEY • Ruth GAILEY • Phaedra BISHOP • Malkiat SINGH • Christopher AKEHURST • Meera RAJOO-OAKLEY • Paul NEVILLE • Barry GILHEANY • Sue FOLEY • Lisa CUBBERLEY • Rachel DALE • Isobel NEVILLE • Daniel WHYMARK • Ellisa BAGGOTT • Jon Mo HEWITT • Alexander SALES • Deborah HOLMES • Chris EXLEY • Louise WRIGHT • Tan CLARK • Krysia HURLO • Helen SCOTT • Linda COLE • David MERRIDAY • Colin POWELL • Jet GROMMEL • Dave HADDOW • Andrew HOLLOCK

 

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 9,103 participants have completed 74,629 parkruns covering a total distance of 373,145 km, including 13,845 new Personal Bests.

 

Colchester Castle parkrun #274

Yet another gloriously sunny morning greeted our parkrunners and for the second week in succession we were on the "Orange" route avoiding the Lower Park. Good news everyone - we're back on the normal route next week!
This week 356 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

Two barcodes went "walk about" and didn't make it into the boxes - numbers 149 and 283. A pity as last week ALL finish barcodes were returned! We would love them back - a free parkrun for anyone returning a stray barcode!!!!
The event was made possible by 31 wonderful volunteers:

John WHEATLEY • Kevin CROMPTON • David FORD • Ruth GAILEY • Anita FILER • Paul NEVILLE • Barry GILHEANY • Mark WHYBROW • Sue FOLEY • Allen BALL • Steve SHAW • Jeremy SOKHI • Bethany SOKHI • Anna BENTON • Sue CROSS • Nicola HART • Paul CROSS • Nick BARLOW • Andy RELF • Liam WINTERS • Krysia HURLO • Julie SALIBA • Trevor GILBY • Annabelle SALIBA • Shaun ELLIOTT • Bailey ELLIOTT • Caroline SOKHI • Steve STREETING • Jet GROMMEL • Andrew HOLLOCK • Julie HOLLOCK
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 8,829 participants have completed 72,025 parkruns covering a total distance of 360,125 km, including 13,569 new Personal Bests.

 

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.

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