Event 237, 13 January 2018

281!!

That’s how many wonderful parkrunners we had this Saturday – not quite a Forest Rec-ord [see what we did there?] but not far off, and a surprisingly high number given there were local cross country races that afternoon and other races the day after. Thank you all for coming and bringing your smiling faces and enthusiastic legs!
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A very warm welcome to tourists from Bristol, Kingston, Skipton, Ripon, St Albans, Whitstable, Rushcliffe and Bestwood Village – we hope you enjoyed our ‘gently undulating’ course. All in all there were 46 first timers and 34 new PBs. We do have a PB / enjoyed the run / just feel like ringing it bell now, which unfortunately we neglected to mention in the run brief – it’ll still be there next time! IMG_20180113_090158754

A massive thank you to all of this week’s amazing volunteers, without whom parkrun would not take place:

Su Justice and Tom Luca [timekeeping], Jessica Heap, Debbie Tyler, Robert Slater and Chloe Taylor [marshals], Wayne Stott and Chris Foulds [finish tokens], Lenka Alioum, Ian Dennis, Natalie Holmes, John Houghton and Fred [barcode scanning], Tripti Gyan and Simon Nash [tail walkers] and Shelagh Mitson [run director].

Thanks to Su for swapping roles at short notice, to Chloe for volunteering while dad Gary ran, and to Simon for not only turning up on the day but also kindly agreeing to tailwalk despite having a cross country to race this afternoon!

All the details about how to help out are on our future roster page.  We’re always happy to welcome more volunteers to our crew – there are lots of different roles to choose from and they are all immense fun, we promise :)
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Once all the kit had been put away [and many thanks to the unidentified parkrunner who stayed behind to help put away the finish funnel before disappearing] we warmed up in Homemade with tea, coffee and cakey goodness. We are very grateful to our token sorters who got everything shipshape ready for next week – just one token missing this time! Thank you for remembering to hand them in after you’ve run – it’s one fewer job for next week’s run director to worry about.   IMG_20180113_101450084

We hope that you enjoyed your Forest Rec parkrun this morning – we certainly enjoyed seeing you and hope you come back again soon!    

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 237 - 13th January 2018

This week 281 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part. Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Forest Rec parkrun Results Page. The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 15:29 on 30th November 2013 (event number 33). The female record is held by Lucy GOSSAGE who recorded a time of 18:03 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 219). The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.48% (23:34) on 26th October 2013 (event number 28). Forest Rec parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 6,457 participants have completed 36,300 parkruns covering a total distance of 181,500 km, including 6,874 new Personal Bests.

 

Events 235 and 236, 30 December 2017 and 6 January 2018

A joint run report to cover the last two weeks this time - we had 161 parkrunners with us on the 30th and then 241 the following week.  The 241 had a bit of rain to contend with which was timed to start and end around our run!  Across the two weeks we had tourists from Oxford, Derby, Leamington Spa, London, Milton Keynes, Edinburgh, Southampton, Cambridge, Loughborough and the Royal Navy.

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We had 17 PB's and 52 parkrunners with us for the first time across the two weeks.  Well done to all who ran and thanks for your support - we hope to welcome you all to Forest Rec again soon :)   IMG_20171230_090938449    IMG_20171230_090943516
We had several milestones achieved during the runs, reaching 50 parkruns were Caroline Watkins, Antony Stock, Aaron Johnston and Rupert Aikman (we got a photo of Rupert after his run on the 6th).  Well done to all four and we look forward to seeing you in those red shirts!

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A special mention as well to Harneen Dhillon who used Forest Rec parkrun to complete the last 3 miles of her 1000 miles in 2017!  Congratulations - it's a massive achievement :)
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There was a different kind of milestone as we said goodbye and good luck to one of our core team, Alison Fox, who's returning to Canada with Tom this week.  Alison's been with us since 2015 - we're going to miss her but will be looking for her in the results of Beach Strip parkrun.  She's got some spikes waiting for her at home and judging by their photos as she might need them :)  Alison is also interested in starting a parkrun closer to home so we'll be looking forward to the invitation to the inaugural!

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As always, a well deserved thank you to our two volunteer teams:

On 30th December it was Claire Hill and Shelagh Mitson (timekeepers), John Houghton, Su Justice and Fred (marshals), Chris Foulds and Gillian Roberts (finish tokens), Kerry Gawtry, Steph James and Tom Luca (barcode scanning), Maria Mills and Janis Naylor (tail walkers) with Tessa Turton (run director).

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Then on January 6th we had:

Su Justice and Shelagh Mitson (timekeepers), Ian Hewitt, Marianne Luca and Lindsay Robinson (marshals), Chris Beeley, John Houghton and Fred (finish tokens), Sandrina Finocchio-Daniels, Tom Luca, David Walsh and Melanie Walters (barcode scanning), Deborah Wilson and Tripti Gyan (tail walkers with Chris Foulds (run director)

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We're always looking for new volunteers. Take a look at our future roster http://www.parkrun.org.uk/forestrec/futureroster/.  Why not take step one and join our happy hi vis heroes? Take a further twenty four steps and you will be awarded a place in the Volunteer Club, and gain an eye-catching tee shirt to wear with pride :)

Post runs we retired to a busy Homemade for refreshments, token sorting and results processing.  Thanks to everyone who helped out!

Laslty a couple of key points:

  • Please don't take finish tokens home with you - we need them every week!
  • You must have a printed (not on your phone) to get a result - no printed barcode, no result no exceptions

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We'll see everyone next time for our second run of 2018! :)

 

Forest Rec parkrun

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Forest Rec parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 15:29 on 30th November 2013 (event number 33).
The female record is held by Lucy GOSSAGE who recorded a time of 18:03 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 219).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.48% (23:34) on 26th October 2013 (event number 28).

Forest Rec parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 6,413 participants have completed 36,019 parkruns covering a total distance of 180,095 km, including 6,840 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 234, 25th December 2017

Well, what a fantastic way to start Christmas Day!  A cool morning greeted us at a very quiet Forest Rec; it was not to remain quiet for long however  :) Tourists aplenty boasted out numbers to an all time high.  We were pleased to be able to offer a Forest Rec welcome to all.
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In summary we had a super 531 runners pass the finish line, with 53 PBs (very impressive considering how busy it was).  We welcomed 146 first timers to our course and judging by the feedback on the day everyone had a great time.

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Needless to say, these events don’t just happen on their own!  We owe a huge thank you to all the volunteers who made the event possible and indeed safe for us all. FRp
On the day we had Dorothy Rubery & Milly Roach (timekeepers), Peter Stanbridge, Charlie Collin, Vicky Cavanagh & Lenka Alioum (Marshals), Emily Jones & Janis Naylor (tokens), Finlay Hood, Helen Hood, John Houghton (with Fred) & Stephanie James (scanners), Tilly Archer, Jacob Archer, Archie Jackson & Tessa Turton (tail walkers), Su Justice (funnel manager), Trevor Peel (VI guide), Guy Jones (Photographer) and Ian Dennis (run director).

If you'd like to help out all the details are here.  All our roles are very straightforward, there'll be lots of volunteering opportunities in 2018!
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We even had some milestones on the day  :) Two juniors joined the 10 club - Lucy Lynas and Oliver Allen - and 3 runners joined the 50 club - Hannah Bigden, Melisa Saunders & Jack Rose.   Congratulations to all, we hope you enjoy sporting those new T-shirts!

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As we mentioned the Christmas Day event takes extra coordination and a big thank you goes to Ian Dennis and Tessa Turton for taking and storing the kit across the weekend plus Steph James for sorting that many tokens!

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We had a photographer (Guy) with us during the run.  You can see the results here :)

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We are back as normal next Saturday and look forward to welcoming you all again soon.  Best wishes for a happy New Year from everyone at Forest Rec!

Lastly, we're not running on New Year's Day but several Notts runs are.  The full list is here.  New Year's Day is the only day you're allowed register two parkruns on the same day.  If you're travelling between parkruns be safe and remember it doesn't matter if you're a bit late, you can always catch everyone else up!

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 234 - 25th December 2017

This week 531 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 146 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 61 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Helen HOOD • Finlay HOOD • Vicky CAVANAGH • Emily JONES • Dorothy RUBERY • Lenka ALIOUM • Tessa TURTON • Janis NAYLOR • Trevor PEEL • Ian DENNIS • Peter STANBRIDGE • Su JUSTICE • Guy JONES • Tilly ARCHER • Jacob ARCHER • Charlie COLLIN • Stephanie JAMES • Milly ROACH • Archie JACKSON • John HOUGHTON

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

The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 15:29 on 30th November 2013 (event number 33).
The female record is held by Lucy GOSSAGE who recorded a time of 18:03 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 219).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.48% (23:34) on 26th October 2013 (event number 28).

Forest Rec parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 6,361 participants have completed 35,616 parkruns covering a total distance of 178,080 km, including 6,823 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 233, 23 December 2017

We warmed up for our Christmas Day event with 149 runners and 16 volunteers, including visitors from Wollaton, Lincoln, Milton Keynes and Southwell.  Hope everyone had a good morning and will join us again soon :)

Our big long downhill has been resurfaced and is now nice smooth tarmac...not sure if that helped but there were 22 PB's.  Good work by everyone who chose to run instead of doing last minute Christmas shopping!
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We had several people reach milestones before the end of the year, well done to: Naomi Cave (10 club) Naomi Fretwell and Andrew Phillips (100 club) Those shirts represent a lot of hard work by all three runners, congratulations!  Here's Naomi (with Dave) after the run:

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Thanks to all our volunteers this week:

Don ROSS • Stuart ROBINSON • Rachel SAMUEL • Mark TAYLOR • Wendy CONIBEAR • Chris FOULDS • Ian DENNIS • Su JUSTICE (and Fred) • Ian HEWITT • Tom LUCA • Stephanie JAMES • Amit PURI • Tripti GYAN • Thomas JUSTICE • John HOUGHTON

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Our volunteers make parkrun possible every week, without them the runs don't happen.  If you'd like to join in then all the details are on our future roster page.  Everything's really straightforward, there's nothing that takes more than a minute to learn :)

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We finished up at Homemade as usual for tea and breakfast, plus token sorting.  Extra thanks to Martyn, Rachel, Dave and Kathryn for helping with the tokens and to Wendy for a lot of the photos above!

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One more reminder that we're running on Christmas Day!  It'll be the usual time (9:00am) outside the pavilion.  The pavilion itself will be closed so there'll be no toilets or Homemade though.  We'll see everyone on the 25th :)

 

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 233 - 23rd December 2017

This week 149 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

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

The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 15:29 on 30th November 2013 (event number 33).
The female record is held by Lucy GOSSAGE who recorded a time of 18:03 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 219).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.48% (23:34) on 26th October 2013 (event number 28).

Forest Rec parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 6,215 participants have completed 35,085 parkruns covering a total distance of 175,425 km, including 6,770 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 232, 16 December 2017

“At least it’s not as cold as last week!”

Still a little chilly though, especially for one of our intrepid tourists who hailed from Seville :) Well done Juan Eugenio Iglesias – you still managed to finish second in a very impressive 19:00! Thank you to all of our other tourists and also our 18 first timers – we hope to see you back at Forest Rec soon. We also had 12 new PBs today – don’t forget about Dolly the PB bell, sitting there patiently waiting to be rung if you’ve had a fast run or simply a good run for whatever reason!

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Congratulations to Eve Savage and Paul Thompson, who celebrated 50 parkruns today, and to Alex Hiller and Tracy Brown who reached their 100 parkruns milestone. Alex even brought chocolates for everyone to share afterwards – our parkrunners are such nice people :)

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A massive thank you as always to our amazing volunteers, without whom our weekly parkrun simply would not happen:

Ailsa Pierson and Amit Puri [Marshals], Stephanie James [Marshal and Barcode Scanning], Chris Foulds [Marshal and Finish Tokens], Ian Hewitt and Thomas Justice [Timekeeping], John Houghton [Finish Token Support], Oliver George Robinson and Stuart Robinson [Tailwalkers], Su Justice and Rita Robinson [Barcode Scanning] and Shelagh Mitson [Run Director].

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This week we didn’t have quite as many hi-viz heroes as we would ideally like and are very grateful to Steph and Chris for doing double duty; Su for offering a much-needed spare bar of barcode-scanning hands; John, who registered for parkrun on Friday night just so he could volunteer this week and who worked the finish tokens like a pro; and Oliver, who volunteered on the day and did a very enthusiastic job [and amazing sprint finish!] as one of our tailwalkers.  

Please do give some thought to volunteering if you can – it’s great fun and you do get to see a different side of parkrun. You don’t have to stay behind afterwards to help clear up if you need to get on with your day – all offers of assistance, for however short a time, are always much appreciated.  All the details are on our future roster page.

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We retired afterwards to Homemade to warm up with tea, coffee or hot chocolate and a treat [or two] from the amazing array of goodies on offer. A special shout out to Martyn Newton and Alison Fox, our stalwart finish token sorters, who once again made sure everything was shipshape for next week’s parkrun. We look forward to seeing you there!

Remember we're running on Christmas Day at 9:00am - usual place, usual start time :)  The pavilion's closed so there won't be toilets or Homemade, but we'll be ready to work up an appetite for some turkey later omnomnom :)

 

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 232 - 16th December 2017

This week 146 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

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

The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 15:29 on 30th November 2013 (event number 33).
The female record is held by Lucy GOSSAGE who recorded a time of 18:03 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 219).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 94.48% (23:34) on 26th October 2013 (event number 28).

Forest Rec parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 6,199 participants have completed 34,936 parkruns covering a total distance of 174,680 km, including 6,748 new Personal Bests.

 

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