CCPR #247

It was a frosty and icy morning for our parkrun this week, which must have been a bit chilly for the two Australian parkrun tourists from Melbourne we had running.  We had other parkrun tourists from closer to home, from York, Cheltenham and Hull.  In total we had 217 people taking part, of  whom 14 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests.


The first finisher was Ramadam Osman who completed the course in an impressive 16.48, which given the conditions and a trip at the first corner was particularly impressive.  Second finisher was Angus Holford in 17.14.  Edward Mitchell was third finisher in 17.39.


The first female finisher was Laura Shewbridge in 19.48.  Second female finisher was Louise Mitchel in a new PB of 21.49.  Third female finisher was Jordi Moat in 23.07.


Thank you to the following 29 volunteers who stood out in the cold, and without whom this event would not be possible.


Ian BROWN • Malkiat SINGH • Rob CRONSHAW • Paul NEVILLE • Abe ROBINSON • Barry GILHEANY • Helen IVORY • Paul EDWARDS • Elizabeth GIBSON • Helen STEPHEN • Steve SHAW • Cheryl SMITH • Ella BROWN • Daniel BROWN • Hilary IVORY • Paul LAKE • Deborah HOLMES • Nic BLOWER • Theresa HIGGINS • David COMPTON • Philip SWEETING • Ben SWEETING • Chris EXLEY • Helena EXLEY • Tim COMER • Belinda PERKINS • Linda MILES • Shaun ELLIOTT • Bailey ELLIOTT

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 7,828 participants have completed 61,505 parkruns covering a total distance of 307,525 km, including 12,025 new Personal Bests.


Colchester Castle parkrun Event number 242 11th November 2017

This week 351 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.
Please remember to respect all others who are also taking part in the event as well as the public around the course.
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Kevin CROMPTON • Trevor FULCHER • Eric SHAW • David WRIGHT • Georgina GRAYSTON • Bryn GRIFFITHS • Diana LEE • Paul NEVILLE • Barry GILHEANY • Paul EDWARDS • Lisa CUBBERLEY • Lisa KINGDON • Amy STURGEON • Karl ALLEN • Isobel NEVILLE • Lynne VERRIER • Blake KINGDON-JOLLY • Richard FIFIELD • Cathryn FIFIELD • Katherine BURKE • Ria FORSYTH • Deborah HOLMES • Jonathan WEST • Wayne VERRIER • Mandy NEWMAN • Steven EDWARDS • Oliver CARGILL • Finley HOY • Katie DOVE • Bailey ELLIOTT.

If you would like to see your name listed in a future report, please volunteer as a future event.


New Years Day 2018 parkrun

Please note that the run will start at the slightly later time of 10:30.

New Year's day is the one day of the year where you have the opportunity to run not once but TWICE, as long as it is at different events.So you could have racked up two parkruns for the year by lunchtime.

Or you could just stay in bed a little later, your choice, we don't judge. If it's good enough for the Run Director it's good enough for everybody.

To keep up to date with which parkruns are running, and when, on Christmas and New Years Day go to the following link for the latest list of Yes, No and Maybes



Christmas Day parkrun

Our Christmas Day parkrun will be at 9am as usual from the bandstand.

The Christmas Day run has grown more popular each year as runners flock to show off their very bright and shiny new Christmas presents (this year marshals are to be issued with sunglasses on the grounds of H&S, the glare from all that hi-viz clothing can be blinding)

As always we will be running on the bare bones of signage and marshals, as a rule of thumb - just enough not to lose too many of you. Also any issues with your results will be addressed once the RD has sobered up enough, so January then.

It will be great to see as many of you there as possible for what is easily my favourite parkrun of the year.



Colchester Castle parkrun#241

On a rather chilly and dreary November day, we had 335 people who chose to run, jog and walk our parkrun, some getting rather wet as the rain did not hold off until after everyone had finished - an unusual occurrence for us as we rarely get wet!!
We were delighted to welcome 27 first timers and tourists - the furthest noted being from Plymouth. I am sure they enjoyed our lovely Park.
Special congratulations to Ellisa Baggott and Michael Smith who completed their 50th parkrun and now eligible to claim their red parkrun 50 tee shirt.
As it was also the day for the fireworks, the Lower Park was closed so we had to use our alternative "Orange" route which does get very narrow in places as it skirts the Lower Park.
Rather disappointingly we had a number of complaints of front runners shouting at others (in unacceptable terms) to get out of the way. Faster runners must remember that parkrun is a run and NOT a race, and whilst they are free to overtake slower runners they do not have RIGHT to do so and must be courteous at all times and not just barge through. Please give all Park users the respect you would expect others to give you.

We also had a visit from the East Anglian Daily Times and a whole page feature appeared in Monday's edition (and is copied on our Facebook page).

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