Crane parkrun number 300

The first Saturday parkrun of the New Year saw plenty of celebrations – the 300th parkrun to take place at Crane Park, and 6 landmark runs (one 250th, four 100th’s and a 50th), along with great performances from the whole team of 12 pacers! The 280 runners and walkers was the 3rd highest attendance, following on from New Years Day record breaking 369 people!

The first parkrun took place at Crane Park on 9th June 2012, and we were lucky to have six of the original runners in attendance again on Saturday. Melanie Thomas, Alun Thomas, Grant Russell, Nigel Poole and Otto Benz all repeated the achievement of completing the course, and the sixth ‘original’, Raj Patel, expertly oversaw proceedings whilst wearing the Run Directors jacket!

The full team of volunteers marshalled and organised the event with the great expertise – the following individuals are to be thanked for giving up their time:
Abhijit SHIDLAGATTA  •  Brian WINSTANLEY  •  Chems ALLAL  •  Daniel LITTLE  •  David DUGGAN  • Dean TYLER  • Dominic RACCANI  • John CALVERT  • Jon SANDAPIN  •  Kevin BRANT  •  Kevin KEAREY  •  Laxu GURUNG  •  Louise WAPSHOTT  •  Lucy DEAN  •  Madeleine MENZIES  •  Maria JOVANI  •  Marianne MALAM  •  Mark DAVIES  •  Noah MATTHEWS  •  Ophélie TERRY  •  Paul KNIGHT  •  Peter COWLEY  •  Raj PATEL  •  Ruby KROHN  •  Shamire KHAN  •  Tamsin BURLAND  •  Tim NEALE  •  Veronica STEVENS  •  Vicky SANDAPIN  •  Zoe GILKS

There are still spaces on the volunteer roster over the next few weeks, so why not try viewing parkrun from a different angle? Plenty of volunteering roles are available to be performed – please email cranehelpers@parkrun.com if you are interested.

New arrivals at Crane

Within the 280 finishers, there was a massive 45 people who were making their first visit to Crane Park parkrun – we hope you had a great time and will return again soon! A special mention should go to the 12 debutants to parkrun – hopefully you enjoyed the parkrun experience, atmosphere and journey around the course and will come back for more!

One notable visitor was Gregory Bailey (23:28) who ran his 224th parkrun….at his 224th different venue!.

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First’s to the funnel

Collecting token number 1 was Ted Mockett (17:20) on his 25th visit to the Crane. Neil Aitken was the second person to be issued with a token in 8 seconds later and Jonathon Smith was the third runner to complete the 5km, in 17:44. First lady home was Daniela Jantschy in a time of 20:22, second was Kirsty Lynall in 21:53 and Merilyn Davis reached the funnel in 22:30 for third place. First junior home was Cameron Fraser in 20:20 (nice & symmetrical!!), whilst Abigail Hallam lead the girls in 24:48.

Landmark runs

Six runners completed landmark runs and will be able to apply for their T shirts in the near future. 12 year old Jaden Russell completed his 250th parkrun, and parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt was on hand to congratulate Jaden at the start (and Paul also got a new PB).

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Hannah Malam has run 81 times at Crane and ran her 100th parkrun this week.

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Ellen Van Keulen, David Lawley and Michelle Cross also completed their 100th runs, and well done to Suzanne Beal for reaching the 50 landmark!

Going faster than before

Everyone benefitted from the good running conditions and 12 pacers targeting times between 22 and 37 minutes, resulting in a huge 39 personal bests!

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Unfortunately there is not enough space to mention all 39, however below are a few individuals achievements:

  • Mike Dennison – having run 23 times at Crane, this was his 5th PB in the last 8 visits
  • Carys Poole – beating her previous best by 53 seconds on her 13th visit.
  • Paul Sinton Hewitt – improving his previous best which was set in August 2014.
  • Ethan Russell – improving his best time on his 87th Crane parkrun.
  • Sarah Hipshon – running her 30th time at Crane and bettering her best time, set on her first run.

 

-- David Duggan

 

The magic of results processing and a new laptop

The wonder that is results processing for Crane parkrun is one of those things that for most people, it just happens and you get your results.

But there is a bit of technology magic that goes on - that the RD for the day does as the results processor after the run. And this requires the results from our 2 scanners and one of the 2 timers to get uploaded to our trusty Crane parkrun laptop, checked and any errors corrected (e.g. results out of sync) and then sent to HQ for processing!

Our trusty old laptop - which we've had since we started at CPR (over 5 years ago) and which was also used by Old Deer parkrun when they were first set up - has been working (although slowly) up until recently but has now sadly given up the ghost (also known as hard disk failure).

But we are very pleased to share that we have a new laptop, thanks to the very kind donations our Crane parkrunners have made over the years and it is all ready to process our results (first tested - very successfully - for us for our New Years Day run).

A massive thank you again to everyone who has donated over the last few years to help us with our celebration events, our AED and now our laptop for getting those results to you!

We may even get the results out faster now, watch this space!

Cheers

Jason and the core volunteer team.

 

The only way to end 2017 and start 2018

We've had another fantastic year of running at Crane parkrun with 54 runs (no cancellations), more runners with us (average 161 per week), an amazing number of PBs and first timers, more Run Directors joining the core volunteer team to help, an AED (through sponsorship from our runners) and a lovely bunch of new and old volunteers (around 19 each week) plus many doing their Duke of Edinburgh awards from local schools.

A massive thank you to everyone who's volunteered, run and helped to make 2017 our best year so far!

There's lots more to come in 2018 and we're hitting the ground running tomorrow at 10:30am - so you can either run a 9am parkrun before us or have an extra lie-in after New Years Eve celebrations tonight!

See everyone by the bench tomorrow at 10:30am with Alun stepping in and RD'ing for us with an expected big crowd.

Your Crane parkrun core volunteer team!

 

Run Report Event #284 – 30th September 2017

Saturday saw 162 runners, joggers and walkers gather by the bench in Crane Park, including three first time parkrunners, so congratulations and welcome to Lawrie WILKIN • Lorraine FLETCHER and Jim MORELAND. We hope you enjoyed it and that you will join us again soon.

We saw an incredible 27 runners achieve a PB, so congratulations to

Philip MACKERETH • Hayden BARRETT • Tim SKELTON • Mark W BARRETT • Matt MARTIN • Jonathan EDWARDS • Raphe PHELAN • Jody HUMPHREYS • Kerry ELEY • Anneke SANDO • Karen MACKAY • Father Gideon ONN • Natasha ELDER • Matt HEDGES • Raphael Benjamin MULLER • Carol DICKINSON • Rachel COWLEY • Katie JOYCE • Lydia WELLS • Andrew SARGENT • Lia HUGHES • Scott HUGHES • Gabriella ROBERTSON • Karen WILLIAMS • Helen INGRAM • Anna BENSON and Jenny HEWETT.

Milestones

There was one official milestone so congratulations to Tim SKELTON on completing his 10th parkrun in 21:52, a new PB.

Age category records

A big congratulations to Hayden BARRETT on establishing a new JM10 age category record of 20:28, with an age grading of 77.12%. This is Hayden’s third PB during September, taking 5 seconds off the age category record previous held by Cato PUGSLEY at 20:33.

First finishers

This week’s first three male and female finishers were:

Male

Michael ROBINSON-CHUI was first over the line in 18:11
Philip MACKERETH was second over the line in 18:46, a new PB
Paul BOWDEN was third over the line in 19:24

Female

Jenni COX was the first female (14th overall) in a time 20:36
Kirsty LYNALL was second (27th overall) in a time of 22:12
Marianne MALAM was third (37th overall) in a time 23:42

Top age grade finishers

We saw 10 runners achieving a 70% or greater age grade, with the top three being:

Hayden BARRETT who was graded 77.12% in a time of 20:28, a new PB and new JM10 age grade record
Jenni COX who was graded 72.33% in a time of 20:36
Liz ZASS who was graded 72.23% in a time of 31:20

The other runners to achieve a 70% or greater age grade were:

Michael ROBINSON-CHUI • Gabriel PHELAN • Richard GURD • Lawrie WILKIN • Dave BUSH • Alun THOMAS and Charlotte AXBEY.

A special mention goes to Lawrie WILKIN who ran an amazing 22:11 for a JM10 age grade of 71.15% on his first parkrun.

Lucky dip number generator

This week the lucky dip number generator randomly selected the following finishing positions:

97th was Audrey HAYWOOD in a time of 28:39
114th was Louise WAPSHOTT in a time of 30:00
141st was Cindy CROUCHER in a time of 35:18

The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Crane parkrun results page.

Volunteers

A big thank you to this week’s volunteers: Alison FERNEYHOUGH • Barry NIXON • Clare TYNDALL • George NIXON • Hannah KURZAWSKI • Irvine RUSSELL • Lillian BENNETT • Lorraine JENNINGS-CREED • Michael JOYCE • Noah MATTHEWS • Patrick Charles RANDELL • Paul WAPSHOTT • Pauline LAW • Raj PATEL • Richard GURD • Suzanne BEAL • Umesh SUTHAR and Vicky SANDAPIN.

The volunteer roster is still looking quite empty for the next few weeks so please contact Vicky Sandapin at cranehelpers@parkrun.com if you are able to volunteer.

News from elsewhere

Don’t forget that on Saturday 7 October, we will celebrate International parkrun Day, marking 13 years of parkrun. To celebrate all parkrunners around the world are encouraged to wear apricot t-shirts over the next two weekends, and to submit a photo of them wearing it at parkrun via social media, using the hashtag #parkrun13. These will then be collated into a global album, with the aim of having a photo from as many events as possible.

Next week

Next week sees Raj PATEL take charge as run director with the support of our volunteers. We look forward to seeing you at the bench next Saturday.

Richard Gurd, Run Reporter (A1879777)

 

Run Report Event #283 – 23rd September 2017

Saturday saw 170 runners, joggers and walkers gather by the bench in Crane Park, including five first time parkrunners, so congratulations and welcome to Dylan PUREWAL • Zechariah VENABLES • Andy CLARK • Alexandra CONSTANTINE and Anna BENSON. We hope you enjoyed it and that you will join us again soon.

For the second consecutive week we saw an incredible 34 runners achieve a PB, so congratulations to:

Mohammed Kabir SAIT • Joseph MONTEIRO • Alun THOMAS • Hayden BARRETT • Alex RING • Alan ELDER • Paul WHARTON • Mark W BARRETT • Andrew ANDERSON • Mike CLAXTON • Lisa TOVEY • Raphe PHELAN • Joseph FARREN • James FIELD • Nick FULFORD • Tim HARNESS • Natasha ELDER • Matt HEDGES • Lillian BENNETT • Charlotte Rachel MULLER • Katherine BRIGGS • Sarah REVETT • Eleanor STEWART • Dimitriy MARSHALL • Matthew PARKER • Pauline LAW • Nicholas BROWN • Hayley BASSETT • Lynda THORNDYKE • Marzena JANCZAK • Roger FERRIS • Derek HEWETT • Peter LEE and Jenny HEWETT.

Milestones

There were no official milestones this week but we did see an unofficial milestone with congratulations to Ashu SHARMA on completing his 150th parkrun.

First finishers

This week’s first three male and female finishers were:

Male

Ted MOCKETT was first over the line in 17:59
Michael ROBINSON-CHUI was second over the line in 18:52
Daniel James LITTLE was third over the line in 19:10

Female

Lisa TOVEY was the first female (29th overall) in a time of 23:04
Sandra AHRENSFELD was second (33rd overall) in a time of 23:32
Natalie MCCLELLAND was third (37th overall) in a time 23:58

Top age grade finishers

We saw 9 runners achieving a 70% or greater age grade, with the top three being:

Ted MOCKETT who was graded 75.35% in a time of 17:59
Mohammed Kabir SAIT who was graded 75.13% in a time of 19:18, a new PB
Hayden BARRETT who was graded74.74% in a time of 21:07, a new PB

The other runners to achieve a 70% or greater age grade were: John CALVERT • Alun THOMAS • Richard GURD • Jennifer DARLING • Alan ELDER and Daniel James LITTLE.

Lucky dip number generator

This week the lucky dip number generator randomly selected the following finishing positions:

49th was Kenneth SOUTHERN in a time of 24:59
94th was Suzanne BEAL in a time of 28:55
98th was Claire WARNER in a time of 29:05

The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Crane parkrun results page.

Volunteers

A big thank you to this week’s volunteers: Alison FERNEYHOUGH • Ann KEAREY • Anneke SANDO • Barry NIXON • Ben CHAYTOW • Brian WINSTANLEY • Carole COYLE • George NIXON • Hannah KURZAWSKI • Ian COCKRAM • Josie KEAREY • Karen MACKAY • Marie JEFFERY • Mike FERNEYHOUGH • Noah MATTHEWS • Pat COYLE • Patrick Charles RANDELL • Richard GURD and Vicky SANDAPIN.

The volunteer roster is still looking quite empty for the next few weeks so please contact Vicky Sandapin at cranehelpers@parkrun.com if you are able to volunteer.

News from elsewhere

On Saturday 30th September Busy parkrun will celebrate their 700th event.

On Saturday 7 October we will celebrate International parkrun Day, marking 13 years of parkrun. To celebrate all parkrunners around the world are encouraged to wear apricot t-shirts over the next two weekends, and to submit a photo of them wearing it at parkrun via social media, using the hashtag #parkrun13. These will then be collated into a global album, with the aim of having a photo from as many events as possible.

Next week

Next week sees Raj PATEL take charge as run director with the support of our volunteers. We look forward to seeing you at the bench next Saturday.

Richard Gurd, Run Reporter (A1879777)

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