Please mind the wasps!!!!!

Whilst running around today’s parkrun I was able to occupy my mind with a few thoughts. One being what I could write about in this run report and in doing so I made the following observations and conclusions. In these hot conditions I was envious of the lady with her baby and pushchair in which she stored her drink. I observed the cutest little doggie with a lady in an electric wheelchair who told me when I was walking back to my car that this little cutie is the naughtiest dog she has ever owned!! (They weren’t participants) The infamous man on his bike is fitting in alongside the parkrun well these days.

There were a huge amount of PBs in spite of the hot weather. Being summer the number of visitors to the parkrun was large too. The number of visitors just reinforces the national and worldwide family of parkrunners.

Having not run for a few weeks and in view of the hot weather I found it great that I could still be a parkrunner and do it at my own jogging pace; it’s fantastic that you can sprint round like Mo Farah, run, jog, plod, run and walk or simply walk and you can bring your dog, kids and baby along too for the ride!

Congratulations to Frances Delves of Hailsham Harriers for producing the best age graded score of 84.22%.

First over the line was William Dales from “BRJ Run and Tri” in a new PB of 17.45.
3 of today’s runners have recorded more than 300 parkruns these were Zoe and Russel Gardham of Eastbourne Rovers and Richard Tanner of Hailsham Harriers. We had a lady from Australia today.

We were also advised at the briefing of some unwanted visitors in the form of wasps from a nest on the side of the course early on, thank you Donna for drawing this to our attention.

At the Hospice where we sort the tokens back into numerical order there were 2 missing that belonged to 2 runners who didn’t have personal barcodes scanned and would have left with their finishing tokens. If you are reading this and you don’t have a barcode please remember to return your finishing tokens before you leave and spread the word to any friends who you introduce to parkrun.

Once again the volunteer roster was filled but the run is always desperate for volunteers, please take a turn now and again and put something back into the event that you enjoy so much and is only made possible by volunteers.

This week 306 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Stephen O WEBB • Adrien COYNE • David KELLOND • Pam HART • Charlotte SCOTT • Jane THOMAS • Graham PELLING • Jenny RHODES • Gary SKINNER • Louise RICE • Peter DRAKE • Sean TESTER • Charlie KELLOND • Chris KEEP • Louis BARNARD • Neil MASKELL • Donna MASKELL • Lorraine DUFFY • Imogen SANDS • Lorraine KYRIACOU • Rebecca HOLLAND • Jemma LANDER • Emma COOPER • Roger HUMPHRIES • Lola KELLOND • Ollie MILLER • Peter WILKINSON • Scott O'ROURKE

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 7,763 participants have completed 59,955 parkruns covering a total distance of 299,775 km, including 10,211 new Personal Bests.

 

Its Coming Home !

IT IS COMING HOME!

It was England’s first World Cup Quarter-Final since 2006, they had the nation on their feet. The flags were out, THAT song was playing on all radio stations and all of a sudden the nation had a football team which brought excitement, hope and achievement rather than shear dread. England won 2-0 against Sweden and……..oops, sorry, got slightly carried away there. Back to the more important matter in hand – parkrun, joggers, PBs and volunteers. Here goes!

In hot sweltering conditions, 312 runners, joggers and walkers took part in Eastbourne parkrun #345 – an incredible number considering the conditions and with a local 10k run taking place 24 hours later. It was also Pacer Day and we would like to thank all those who came forward and helped the team. I was volunteering at the Cuckoo Trail Turn Off and I can remember seeing Martin Bell, Martin Sales, Danny Garbett and Dave Greenway wearing the purple pacer vest. Many thanks to the others as well, your name will be mentioned at the end of this report.

Our first runner home was Joshua Rudd of the Seaford Striders, who finished in a time of 17 minutes 43 seconds, just 5 seconds off his PB. Joshua was quickly followed by Wayne Balmer of Paddock Wood AC and Warwick Hadley of South Woodham Runners, both recorded new PBs with times of 18:08 and 18:22 respectively. First lady home was Sue Fry of Hailsham Harriers in a time of 19:26.

Overall, there were 58 first timers and 40 recorded PBs. There were three notable milestones. Pauline Keep participated in her 100th parkrun, completing the course in a time of 34 mins 17 seconds. Mark Starkie and Pamela Di Simone took part in their 50th parkruns and they recorded times of 37:46 and 28:53 respectively. There were representatives from 32 different clubs, including AXA UK Running Club, Crawley AC, Southampton AC and Hillingdon Triathletes.

We had a special “flying” visitor from Worthing parkrun, their official mascot is a Seagull and he or she completed the run. We hope to see you again one day. With the summer course in full swing, we are constantly on the lookout for more volunteers. We are desperately short for next week; if you feel like having a break one week or have a race on the Sunday, save your energy and volunteer. Trust me, you will have plenty of energy for Sunday at 4 pm when the World Cup Final is taking place. Oops, Croatia first! Getting ahead of myself!

The event was made possible by 39 volunteers:

Stephen O WEBB • Frances DELVES • Graham WEIR • Geoff DEPPER • Pam HART • Tina MACENHILL • Danny GARBETT • Graham John CLARK • Hannah WEBB • Natalie MCCREATH • Ryan WALKER • Huw JONES • Jonni ANDREWS • Louise OLIPHANT • Norman John HARRIS • Martin BELL • William SCOTT • Karen CASTLE • Lee DUNSTALL • Jane THOMAS • Kevin BURTON • Nicki RALPH • Kevin COBB • Matthew ANDREWS • David GREENAWAY • Jenny RHODES • Peter DRAKE • Pauline KEEP • Donna MASKELL • Lorraine KYRIACOU • Peter JAKEMAN • Martin SALES • George MESSAGE • Amy ROSS • Richard WINSON • Sarah DOHERTY • Ollie MILLER • Abbie MARSDEN • Scott O'ROURKE

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 7,732 participants have completed 59,649 parkruns covering a total distance of 298,245 km, including 10,169 new Personal Bests.

 

Some like it hot!

This week 267 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers including visitors from Inverclyde and Yoevil. Visitor Helen Southcott of Maiden Newton Runners was first female to cross the line. Hope to see you all again soon.

Despite the sweltering heat 29 recorded new Personal Bests including Hayley Harris, Marc Burrows, Emma Cooper ,Geoff Brown and Alfie Starkie. Well done all of you.

Top of the age grade scoring (75%) was visitor Philip Burwell and regular Eastbourne parkrunner Susan Drake. Awesome!

Zoe Gardham completed her 300th parkrun, her quickest of 2018 ! Zoe has been at Eastbourne since the event started , a great achievement.

Nina Rumsey completed her 50th parkrun today, thanks for the sweeties shared with the other runners !

Next week is PACER DAY. If you would like to be a pacer there are a few slots left, email in to eastbourneherlpers@parkrun.com. We are also very short of volunteers for July, PLEASE PLEASE take a turn. Its fun and easy, if you don’t feel confident to do a certain role we can buddy you up with someone else.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers, BIG THANKYOU to the following:

David KELLOND • Tim READING • Mike THOMPSON • Natalie MCCREATH • Geoffrey GRAY • Lee DUNSTALL • Jane THOMAS • Neil DAVIDSON • Mark BASSETT • Graham PELLING • Stephanie BASSETT • Jenny RHODES • Peter DRAKE • Chris KEEP • George RADANOV • Lisa GOLDSMITH • Lorraine DUFFY • Lorraine KYRIACOU • Jemma LANDER • Paula WHELAN • Brian RUSSELL • Susannah CLAYTON • Lorna COOPER

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 7,674 participants have completed 59,337 parkruns covering a total distance of 296,685 km, including 10,129 new Personal Bests.

 

Louis’ RD debut

Louis Barnard was in charge today, his first time as Run Director. He was ably assisted by Ryan. Louis has been volunteering over the past 6 months as part of his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. What a grand job he did today, everything ran like clock work!

This week 284 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers. We welcomed visitors from Maidstone, Russia and South Africa !

Lyndsey Armstrong completed her 100th parkrun today, high five to you !

26 recorded new Personal Bests including Simon Woodgate, Jemma Lander, Catherine Jacob, Ruth Chatterly, Jeremy Sankey and Neil Corney. Well done to you all.

WE ARE SHORT OF VOLUNTEERS IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS. Are you injured ? Resting for an event ? PLEASE consider helping out, we need 20+ people per week to ensure the smooth running of the event. Full instructions given! You can even have free entry for the following week !! Email in to eastbourneoffice @parkrun.com

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Nicki HOWARD • Pam HART • Julie TESTER • Tim READING • Natalie MCCREATH • Ryan WALKER • Geoffrey GRAY • Steve STANFIELD • Lee DUNSTALL • Jane THOMAS • Neil DAVIDSON • Mark BASSETT • Darren BRODERICK • Rachael STEPHENS • Graham PELLING • Stephanie BASSETT • Jenny RHODES • Peter DRAKE • Sean TESTER • Pauline KEEP • Chris KEEP • Louis BARNARD • Lorraine DUFFY • Lorraine KYRIACOU • Eddie PUSEY • Steve GOUGH • Sarah DOHERTY - Laura HALL

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 7,646 participants have completed 59,070 parkruns covering a total distance of 295,350 km, including 10,100 new Personal Bests.

 

Eastbourne parkrun #342 :16 June 2018: Run Report :Shall we talk about the weather?

Shall we talk about the weather?

 After the euphoria and excitement of the NHS parkrun last week, Eastbourne parkrun returned to normality this week. No Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics or stretchers in sight, although I am sure there were many health care professionals back running in their usual running attire. Instead, we had 325 extremely excited and determined runners, joggers and walkers ready to take on the summer course once more. Is everyone starting to get used to seeing the finish line after the bridge only to discover that you have to do another 500 m?

The pre-run talk centred around the weather. “Wasn’t last week hot?” “As soon as the sun comes out when I’m running, I go all funny.” “I am going to take it easy today if it’s hot and sunny.” Luckily, it was overcast and quite cool for the start of the run giving all the participants a chance to improve their times. Our first runner home was George Csatlos of Eastbourne Rovers AC in a time of 17 mins 55 secs. Our first lady home was Sue Fry of Hailsham Harriers in a time of 19 mins 29 secs.

As more runners entered the final two kilometres, the sun started to come out. Go away sun, I was on for a good time as well! Us Brits are never happy, too hot too cold too wet too humid etc. There were 30 first timers and 51 participants recorded new Personal Bests, well done to everyone. Frances Delves of the Harriers came top of the Age-Graded Scoring, she ran the course in 24.14, which gave her a score of 86.24%. Philip Wright of Run Wednsdays finished in a time of 24.09 in his 50th parkrun. The Run Director also pointed out two ladies who were on the final day of a serious walking challenge, sorry I don’t have your names.

There were representatives from 23 different clubs. The locally-based Plodders, Run Wednesdays, Harriers and the Rovers were well represented. From further afield, we had runners, joggers and walkers from Chiltern Church Runners, City of Norwich AC and Rotherham Runners. A special mention must also go to Nigel Finch of Striders of Croydon AC, who brought a small team of junior runners to the event. Daniel, Lucy and Christopher Finch all did their coach proud.

Finally, many thanks to Pam Hart who assisted me and Beth with the token sorting at St Wilfred’s Hospice. I managed to make a simple task seem extremely complicated and luckily Pam came in and re-simplified it. I found it strangely therapeutic and would highly recommend it for anyone looking to volunteer in the next few weeks with a nice hot cup of coffee.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Adrien COYNE • David KELLOND • Duncan TAYLOR • Mike THOMPSON • Natalie MCCREATH • Geoffrey GRAY • Lee DUNSTALL • Jane THOMAS • Gary SKINNER • Peter DRAKE • Keith AXELL • Pauline KEEP • Chris KEEP • Tom ELLIOTT • Louis BARNARD • Mary NORTHWAY • Lorraine KYRIACOU • Jemma LANDER • Eddie PUSEY • Fay STEVENSOVA • Helen DAGGETT • Garry SHEPPARD • Ollie MILLER • Bethany MORETON

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 7,618 participants have completed 58,786 parkruns covering a total distance of 293,930 km, including 10,074 new Personal Bests.

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