Event 375 – Juniors lead the way

This week 405 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers, we hope this will be just the start of your parkrun journey !

We tested our response to a medical emergency during the event, something I think you will all agree is a necessity. Thanks to Ryan Walker for planning this, Graham Clark for being our casualty, marshal Graham Hinder for reacting accordingly, RD Pam Hart for taking control, Chris Keep for cycling like billy-o with the defib, Danny McIntyre and Tim Reading for helping with the casualty and Louise Rice for sorting the gates. The defib it kept at the start and finish, it is very easy to use. Anyone interested in some training please contact us and we will plan a future session for parkrunners.

Next week is our 7th Birthday - the bunting will be out. Lets hope for a dry sunny day.

Now back to today’s event - I must mention the first 3 runners over the line today – all Juniors in the 15-17 age group. Well done to the super speedy Ethan Hunter, Evan Wilson and Charlie Moon. Flying the flag for the ladies were Emma Cooper, Alice MacLeod and Belinda Cramp.

63 personal bests today including Graham Wooley, Heather Long, Nikki Kindon, Marcus Berry, Abigail Reid, Florence Andrews, Emma Deasy and Ricky Warren.

Richard Tanner celebrated his 400th parkrun today (yes 400 !) and brought cakes to share. As did Lorraine West who ran her 100th parkrun, Roger Hilton his 100th, Sam Brooks her 50th and Junior Ella Clarke her 10th.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Graham HINDER • Sean WEBB • Frances DELVES • Nicki HOWARD • Pam HART • Graham John CLARK • Danny MCINTYRE • Tim READING • Mike THOMPSON • Natalie MCCREATH • Ryan WALKER • Geoffrey GRAY • Graham PELLING • Jeremy LOWE • Belinda CRAMP • Louise RICE • Chris KEEP • Nicola TWILLEY • Judith KETTLE • John KETTLE • Sam NORTHWAY • Jemma LANDER • Stephen VERTH • Paula WHELAN • Anastasiya KHOMUTOVA • Lorna COOPER • Amanda SIMPSON • Jo CASWELL • Ian PRATT

Please email in to eastbournehelpers@parkrun.com if you would like to volunteer in the future.

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).

 

Event 374

Wow what a turnout- 452 people arrived today to either run, jog or to walk the course. Today we recorded 71 new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

Today was a dry and crisp morning allowing for the start on the field as opposed to the traditional nearby winter course tarmac path. This will often give each runner a better chance of obtaining a PB. We welcomed 31 first timers today who no doubt this was part of a News Years resolution to keep fit. Lets hope that they all keep coming in the coming months.

Congratulations to Danny Garbett and Stephen Webb for reaching their 100 milestone runs today and also to Jane Thomas on reaching her magic 50. Well done all.

Today was my first run in over 2 months and my goodness I found it hard. Shifting that Christmas excess and getting the old engine working again was a shock to the system. However the encouragement of fellow competitors and the marshall's helped me through to the finish.

This is what parkrun is all about, personal goals be it a sub 20 or sub 30 time it does not matter. It's all about getting out there and taking part. So congratulations to all 452 runners today.

Please also remember to bring your personal barcodes with you. Today 44 runners were recorded as unknown on the system. If anyone is unsure how to find their barcodes then they must log onto parkrun.com and register their details. Once that is done they can print off their personal barcode. Remember ...no barcode no time.

Finally congratulations and thanks to all  27 volunteers who without their help we could not have put today's event on....

Jacqueline WOOLLER • Graham HINDER • David KELLOND • Nicki HOWARD • Tina MACENHILL • Alan ROBERTS • Hannah WEBB • Mike THOMPSON • Geoffrey GRAY • Huw OLIPHANT • Oonagh CAUNTER • Neil DAVIDSON • Kevin BURTON • Darren BRODERICK • Graham PELLING • Jeremy LOWE • Sasha STEVENS • George RADANOV • Sam NORTHWAY • Neil MASKELL • Donna MASKELL • Gary MARSHALL • Andy MARKS • Lauren SCORDILIS • Amanda SIMPSON • Jo CASWELL • Derek CASWELL

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 8,686 participants have completed 68,848 parkruns covering a total distance of 344,240 km, including 11,548 new Personal Bests. A total of 629 individuals have volunteered 7,068 times.

 

February Pacer Day

February Pacer Day

If you would like to be a pacer on 2nd February please email into eastbournehelpers@parkrun.com

Pace Pacer Min/Mile Min/KM
Sub 19 6:06 3:47
Sub 20 6:25 3:59
Sub 21 6:45 4:11
Sub 22 Jonni Andrews 7:04 4:23
Sub 23  Simon Jones 7:23 4:35
Sub 24 Danny Garbett 7:43 4:47
Sub 25 Raymond Whitby 8:02 4:59
Sub 26 8:21 5:11
Sub 27 8:40 5:23
Sub 28 9:00 5:35
Sub 29 Gary Marshall 9:19 5:47
Sub 30 Sam Kedwards 9:38 5:59
Sub 31 9:58 6:11
Sub 32 Jemma Lander 10:17 6:23
Sub 33  Riyaz Khusal 10:36 6:35
Sub 34 10:56 6:47
Sub 35 11:15 6:59
 

Event 373 – 5th Jan 2019 – Expect the Unexpected

Well that was an unexpected - 476 parkrunners , only 448 finish tokens available, a few barcode scanning issues, some administrative issues over token sorting. Some quick thinking and action by Nat and the finish token volunteers  addressing the issue. Plus the results processing team led by Jane and Fenella helped by Pam ( with enforced minimal interference from Mike)  adjusting the results data base over cups of tea back at St Wilfrid's .The outcome - a great parkrun with results published well within target time. So a great day in the parkrun office.  I hope you all agree.

Today was pacer day - so a huge thank you to the pacers and  the volunteers.

Graham HINDER • Graham WEST • Richard TICKNER • Helen TICKNER • Danny GARBETT • Graham PURDYE • Graham PENNY • Mike THOMPSON • Fenella MALONEY • Natalie MCCREATH • Jonni ANDREWS • Norman John HARRIS • Martin BELL • Steve STANFIELD • Charlotte SCOTT • Jane THOMAS • Lorraine WEST • Graham PELLING • Andrew PELCZARSKI • Jeremy LOWE • Stephanie BASSETT • Simon JONES • Jenny RHODES • Riyaz KHUSAL • Jan GROOM • George RADANOV • Sam NORTHWAY • Gary MARSHALL • Ricky WARREN • Rebecca HOLLAND • Jemma LANDER • Andy MARKS • Fay STEVENSOVA • Ollie MILLER • Lauren SCORDILIS • Raymond WHITBY • Jo CASWELL

We welcomed 49 first timers and visitors to Eastbourne.

Personal Bests 

Everyone who either runs or volunteers at parkrun is already a winner and doing their best. But for me , personally, its very fulfilling when we can demonstrate to ourselves some improvement in our lives - whether it's being more active, feeling healthier, walking or running faster . Achieving personal bests ( in time or age grading) is one tangible  way of demonstrating this.

And today 20% of runners - that's 91 of you achieved personal bests. Congratulations to you all.

Special mention and well done  to Fenella who ran a PB in 22.57.

Other celebrations to mention were:

50th milestones : Gary Marshall, Paul Cuttell, Robin Walter , Flossie Andrews, Helen Daggett,Jon Taylor. Please remember to order your free T shirts as soon as they're available.

Also happy 9th birthday to Holly Zorn .

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 8,655 participants have completed 68,396 parkruns covering a total distance of 341,980 km, including 11,478 new Personal Bests. A total of 628 individuals have volunteered 7,039 times.

 

First of 2019 !

What perfect weather it was for a parkrun on the first day of 2019, when everyone at Eastbourne achieved their fastest time this year!! I say Eastbourne as straight after many of our runners hot footed it over to Peacehaven for the 10:30am parkrun start in order to do the double and some of you may have improved on your 2019 time. Doubles were possible all over the country today, wouldn’t it be fun to have another occasion for a double?

It must have been exceptional conditions as 53 of you achieved PB’s. It was also great to welcome 30 first timers and a number of visitors, we hope you all come back again.

Did you enjoy the delicious homemade cakes? These were provided by Graham John Clark in honour of his 250th parkrun; Graham shared this milestone today with Fenella Maloney, well done to both of you. Fenella told me after that she did her first parkrun in 2012 on the same day as Eastbourne’s Mr Parkrun, amazing multi role volunteer, Mike Thompson. Phil Long was on his 50th today.

Let’s talk technology…. it’s everywhere at parkrun and running kit, and today the Hailsham Harriers were out in force wearing their club colours; in the early 90’s I enjoyed happy times as a HH and I’m pleased to report that their running top has come a long way since then, who remembers the original running vest that was more like a thin knitted tank top than a running vest, is anyone from the HH still wearing that vest?? I hope not, technology has provided you with something far more suitable. Today, one of our timekeepers Geoff Gray was using the parkrun app on his phone for Timekeeping rather than a stopwatch and Ollie Miller was Barcode Scanning with the same app rather than the conventional scanner.

parkrun is getting more and more popular by the year and this Christmas day the birth place of parkrun, Bushy Park, reported a record field of 2,011. parkrun is producing numbers that other sports can only dream of and as a tennis coach I can vouch for this. Eastbourne is no exception and can boast a fantastic increase in numbers so it can get busy at times, therefore please remember that we share the park with other users and be nice to them!! Shinewater is a fantastic venue and we don’t want to lose it as it would be very hard to find an alternative that works. Keeping to the left after the first 200m or so, when the path widens and the field spreads out is a good way to be considerate. Indeed, even the lovely island of Jersey with its open spaces could only come up with one suitable venue for parkrun when it started up and it is one I can highly recommend.

This week 340 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Pam HART • Alan ROBERTS • Mike THOMPSON • Natalie MCCREATH • Geoffrey GRAY • Louise OLIPHANT • Huw OLIPHANT • Karen CASTLE • Jane THOMAS • Rachael STEPHENS • Graham PELLING • Belinda CRAMP • Caroline SKINNER • Sasha STEVENS • Hazel MOTTRAM • Roger HUMPHRIES • Helen DAGGETT • Ollie MILLER • Scott O'ROURKE • Jo CASWELL • James BERRY • Vanessa BRITTON • Derek CASWELL

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 8,606 participants have completed 67,920 parkruns covering a total distance of 339,600 km, including 11,386 new Personal Bests. A total of 625 individuals have volunteered 7,002 times.

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