Event number 334 21st April 2018

This week 329 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

Special mention goes to Graham Purdye, over 60 category who sped home in 20.01 and scored a whopping 80.85% age grading. I know parkrun is not a race but being in the same age category as Graham I always endeavour to keep as close to him as possible whether its cross country , on the road or track . I'll need to up my training if I'm going to get close again!

Also welcome back to Stuart Pelling and Sian  who've been out of the country for 6 months now.  Stuart's only got 2 parkruns to go to get his 100th.

Well done to all those who ran and ran/walked today. And congratulations to all of you who achieved a PB.

Good luck to all those running in the London Marathon tomorrow and see you next week.

Still hoping to start on the wider grass area if the ground continues to dry out.

This event was made possible by 19 volunteers: Thank you very much

Pam HART • Neal John ROBINSON • Mike THOMPSON • Natalie MCCREATH • Geoffrey GRAY • Jane THOMAS • Kevin BURTON • Darren BRODERICK • Rachael STEPHENS • Graham PELLING • Jenny RHODES • Carol PARKES • Rebecca SANDALLS • Chris FINDLAY-GEER • John SYDDALL • Ray DEACON • Richard WINSON • Ollie MILLER • Peter WILKINSON

We've now got a full volunteer team ready for next week and we're now recruiting for

5th  April , which is pacer day.

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

The female record is held by Julie BRIGGS who recorded a time of 17:59 on 11th May 2013 (event number 69).
The male record is held by Chris DODD who recorded a time of 15:51 on 14th November 2015 (event number 203).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane CLARKE who recorded 90.35% (19:31) on 24th January 2015 (event number 161).

Eastbourne parkrun started on 28th January 2012. Since then 7,330 participants have completed 56,129 parkruns covering a total distance of 280,645 km, including 9,645 new Personal Bests.

 

Eastbourne parkrun Event number 333 14th April 2018

It’s the Brighton Marathon and 10K tomorrow but this didn’t affect today’s numbers, with a bumper turnout of 355 people; good luck to all those taking part tomorrow. Despite a chilly start to the day the weather was glorious by the time the run started. The run directors briefing put out a request for more volunteers please! Parkrun is only possible due to volunteers so please help keep the event going by taking a turn. Maybe someone would like to do the run report? You must be getting bored of my cat stories, see below…..

Last week I mentioned that my cat wasn’t interested in getting into running with the doggies, so did you see the photo of a cat on a lead, posted in the Facebook comments by a lady whose cat would love to do the parkrun!! Anymore wannabe parkrun pets out there? If the RSPCA are reading this don’t worry only dogs are allowed!!

Emily from Exodus travel, who are a major parkrun sponsor, was handing out brochures with £100 gift vouchers. The brochure has some lovely photography in it.

There were a number of visiting runners including Jenny Webb from Bradford, a lady from Tunbridge Wells who was welcomed during the briefing and Ian Smith from Southend. Vegan runners were out in force with their couch to 5k first timers and regulars, well done to all of you and we hope you will be back soon. Russell Gardham from local club Eastbourne Rovers AC, was running dressed as a badger today in preparation for his run in the Brighton Marathon tomorrow, where he will be dressed as a badger again in aid of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Lee Dunstall was running on his 40th birthday and Laura Seamen was running on her 23rd with a group of uni friends, all dressed up, please see the separate report and photo of Laura and co on Facebook. Happy birthday to anyone else running on their birthday. Our milestones day saw 5 runners taking part for the 50th time. Well done to Nick Farey, Collette McGrath, Tim Martin, Heather Long & Julie Reeves.

This week 355 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

David KELLOND • Pam HART • Tina MACENHILL • Mike THOMPSON • Fenella MALONEY • Natalie MCCREATH • Jonni ANDREWS • Paulette SMITH • David AXON • Jane THOMAS • Mark BASSETT • Graham PELLING • Stephanie BASSETT • Mark HASTINGS • Belinda CRAMP • Louise RICE • Chris KEEP • Lorraine DUFFY • John SYDDALL • Alanna MANSELL • Jazz SHIRET

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

The female record is held by Julie BRIGGS who recorded a time of 17:59 on 11th May 2013 (event number 69).
The male record is held by Chris DODD who recorded a time of 15:51 on 14th November 2015 (event number 203).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane CLARKE who recorded 90.35% (19:31) on 24th January 2015 (event number 161).

Eastbourne parkrun started on 28th January 2012. Since then 7,308 participants have completed 55,800 parkruns covering a total distance of 279,000 km, including 9,598 new Personal Bests.

 

May Pacer Day

The next pacer day is 5th May 2018. Please let us know if you wish to be a volunteer pacer by emailing into eastbournehelpers@parkrun.com and we'll add you to the list below...

Pace Pacer Min/Mile Min/KM
Sub 19 6:06 3:47
Sub 20 6:25 3:59
Sub 21 David Buist 6:45 4:11
Sub 22 7:04 4:23
Sub 23 7:23 4:35
Sub 24 7:43 4:47
Sub 25  Will Scott 8:02 4:59
Sub 26 8:21 5:11
Sub 27 8:40 5:23
Sub 28  Becky Holland 9:00 5:35
Sub 29  Sam Kedwards 9:19 5:47
Sub 30 9:38 5:59
Sub 31 9:58 6:11
Sub 32 10:17 6:23
Sub 33 10:36 6:35
Sub 34 10:56 6:47
Sub 35 11:15 6:59

Thank you. Eastbourne park

 

Event 332 – Clark and his 10k weight vest

A number of participants, myself included, commented at the end of today’s event that it was a warm one, however, it was perfect conditions for the 45 who achieved personal bests. One thing that stands out this week from the Run Director’s briefing is the number of milestones. More of that in a minute as I have to tell you that I am attributing a fish and chip supper the night before, unheard of, as the reason I had one of my better runs for quite a while, but the piece of banana I had an hour before did it’s best to slow me down with a bout of stitch. What are your eating habits before a run?

Talking of something trying to slow you down did any of you see a runner wearing a 10k weight vest? I did and I have now learned his amazing story: the runner in question was Clark Webber from Freedom Leisure in Hailsham who finished in 29.47. His challenge today was to celebrate over a year’s hard work in the gym, swimming pool as well as running on paths/roads during which time he has lost over 4 ½ stone and become very fit - a real inspiration to others. The parkrun has been a godsend to him providing competition, friendship and a real target to measure his amazing improvements. The weight loss is fantastic – but the improvement in his self-esteem is just as important, he wore the vest as reminder as to how it felt when he was carrying around three times that much every moment of everyday. His journey started about 15 months ago and he is doing the Ashburnham 5k again in May - last year he raised a substantial sum of money for the Out of the Blue charity. . I have a friend who is a GP and she prescribes parkrun for the very same reasons that have helped Clark

I didn’t see many doggies this week and as usual no one brought their cat, mine prefers to sleep in on a Saturday. The milestones are: Sue Fry, who is regularly the first lady home, and Colin Burgess from Hailsham Harriers were enjoying their 100th, along with George Radanov on the same milestone.
Running their 50th parkrun we had Brian Millar running his first in Eastbourne and a special mention must go to local lady Jenny Katsoni, Vegan Runners who achieved a PB of over one minute by completing her 50th in 22.49, Jenny said that everything felt right on the day.
Let’s also applaud David Alderson in his first Eastbourne parkrun who was taking part in his 390th overall.

We welcomed Andy a visitor from Norwich.
This week 283 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Adrien COYNE • Graham WEST • Pam HART • Mike THOMPSON • Natalie MCCREATH • Geoffrey GRAY • Louise OLIPHANT • Steve STANFIELD • Jane THOMAS • Kevin BURTON • Kevin COBB • Gary SKINNER • Caroline SKINNER • Peter DRAKE • Lorraine WILKINSON • Chris KEEP • Samantha KEDWARDS • Donna MASKELL • Alanna MANSELL • Jemma LANDER • Andy MARKS • Paula WHELAN • Hayley HARRIS • Helen DAGGETT • Penny BOXALL • James LANDER • David BUIST • Ollie MILLER • Anastasiya KHOMUTOVA

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

The female record is held by Julie BRIGGS who recorded a time of 17:59 on 11th May 2013 (event number 69).
The male record is held by Chris DODD who recorded a time of 15:51 on 14th November 2015 (event number 203).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane CLARKE who recorded 90.35% (19:31) on 24th January 2015 (event number 161).
Eastbourne parkrun started on 28th January 2012. Since then 7,263 participants have completed 55,445 parkruns covering a total distance of 277,225 km, including 9,539 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 331 – Happy Easter

Isn’t parkrun an amazing concept? Every week around the UK, where it all started, and the rest of the world where it has taken off, 1,000’s upon 1,000’s of adults, plus children, doggies on leads and babies in buggies are gearing up for their weekly 5K parkrun where among many things they will get the benefits of exercise with likeminded souls and enjoy fresh air. One constantly reads heart-warming stories of participants who have gone from the couch to 5K all thanks to parkrun. I also love to talk to people who started as walkers, moved onto walk-run and now cover the whole 5k as a runner. I also speak to those who can’t run anymore but enjoy the walk.

This leads nicely into telling you about the short talk from Event Director Nat who reminded us of the ethos of parkrun and I am pleased to say everyone was quiet while she was talking. She started by wishing us a Happy Easter, then explained how Eastbourne parkrun is a community - our event is a run or walk in the park NOT A RACE where ALL participants and volunteers are winners.

It was then over to Run Director Adrien for the pre run briefing who explained that our official times come from the parkrun volunteer timers not what we’ve recorded on our watches.
Adrien also advised that there were a number of puddles on the course but it was only water so there was nothing to fear; I myself love coming home with some mud on my legs and run shoes and actively seek puddles to splash through.

If you are reading this and have never tried parkrun please come along, it is not a race and we’d all love to see you joining us for the weekly community 5k. Furthermore if you are a parkrun regular do continue to encourage new people of all ages and abilities to join in. And of course to volunteer !

This week we welcomed Andrew Pelczarski running his 100th with a massive family / friends turn out wearing celebratory t-shirts. Graham West brought cakes and his fellow Uckfield Runners with him to celebrate his 1000th run (not all parkrun). Kay Elliott ran her 50th parkrun and this week we welcomed visitors from Australia, Leeds, Leicester ..... Apologies if I have missed any other milestones or visitors of note.

This week 378 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Adrien COYNE • Graham WEIR • Chris DODD • Mike THOMPSON • Fenella MALONEY • Natalie MCCREATH • Geoffrey GRAY • Jane THOMAS • Neil DAVIDSON • Graham PELLING • Sebastian CIRILLO • Cheryl TIDBURY • Louis BARNARD • Rebecca SANDALLS • Neil MASKELL • Donna MASKELL • Lorraine KYRIACOU • Lorna BELL • Paula WHELAN • Brian RUSSELL • Lorna EARL • Peter WILKINSON

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

The female record is held by Julie BRIGGS who recorded a time of 17:59 on 11th May 2013 (event number 69).
The male record is held by Chris DODD who recorded a time of 15:51 on 14th November 2015 (event number 203).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane CLARKE who recorded 90.35% (19:31) on 24th January 2015 (event number 161).
Eastbourne parkrun started on 28th January 2012. Since then 7,242 participants have completed 55,162 parkruns covering a total distance of 275,810 km, including 9,494 new Personal Bests.

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