Event 261, 7 July 2018

Definitely a warm one this week! Thank you to all of the 199 runners, joggers and walkers who joined us on Saturday – old faces and new, it was lovely to see you all. A big parkrun welcome to our 25 Forest Rec first timers – we hope you enjoyed your experience with us and will be back for more soon. There were also a fantastic 16 PBs – well done everyone!
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We welcomed tourists from Nonsuch, Southampton, Rochester, Nostell, Long Eaton, Portsmouth, Melton Mowbray and Derby – hope that you enjoyed our course. A special mention goes to Elizabeth McKinley, all the way from Dartmouth Massachusetts, who had only arrived in the UK on Friday – we hope your jetlag wasn’t too bad!

Big congratulations Alistair Paylor who reached his 100th parkrun on Saturday!  Well done on the milestone run :)  Good work from Martyn Newton too, who completed his 200th parkrun.  Martyn is also one of our stalwart token sorters and he joined us to help out again this week.           IMG_20180707_090623248

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A massive thank you, as always, to our amazing volunteers, who got up early on Saturday to make sure everyone could run safely:
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Amit Puri and Tom Humphries [finish tokens]; Caroline Mahal, Ian Dennis and Stephanie Murphy [barcode scanners]; Helen Bamford and Rachel Grant [tail walkers]; Fred, John Houghton and Naomi Ellen Fretwell [timekeepers]; Manfred Almeida [pre-run course setup]; Martyn Newton [token sorting], Meryl Somersall, Michelle Dennis and Tracey Parr [marshals] and Shelagh Mitson [run director].

If you fancy a go at volunteering all the details are here! We meet in front of the pavilion at 8.30 every Saturday and you will always be given a very warm welcome.   IMG_20180707_093439703
Once this week’s run had finished, the terrace outside Homemade was filled with happy runners enjoying the sunshine while our token sorters got to work. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

 

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 261 - 7th July 2018

This week 201 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 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 7,357 participants have completed 42,466 parkruns covering a total distance of 212,330 km, including 7,861 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 260, 30 June 2018

It was a bit of a scorcher on Saturday with the sun shining brightly and the temperature beginning to rise even before we started the run.  Nevertheless 234 runners joined our team of happy volunteers, looking forward to starting a Saturday in the best way possible - with a friendly 5k round one of Nottingham’s fabulous city parks.  Despite the heat 20 people recorded new PBs so well done to all who ran/walked/jogged!

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We had a myriad of tourists this week, many of whom were visiting the city for a Conference at the University and had realised what better way to experience a new city than to join in with it’s running community?

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We welcomed runners from Norfolk, West Sussex, London, Cornwall, Dundee, Wolverhampton, Telford and even Sweden!  One of our tourists was even first male finisher! (well done Eddie!)

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As always huge thanks must go to the volunteers who rocked the high vis in the sunshine:

Claire HILL • Emily JONES • David BLAND • Karen ARCHER • Lynsey PALMER • Ian DAWS • Alyson LEEKS • Jonas LEEKS • Emma TOMLINSON • Martyn NEWTON • Su JUSTICE • Maria MILLS • Craig DAWKINS • Amit PURI • Tracey PARR • Thomas JUSTICE • John HOUGHTON • Fred  Daniella DIMAMBRO • Barbara CATHCART

A special thanks to Tom Justice who completed volunteering for his Duke of Edinburgh award with us this week.  Thanks for your commitment and hard work over the past few months Tom …. and for the cakes!

If you would like to get involved in volunteering there are many roles you can fill. We are always looking to expand our smiling bunch of volunteers so drop us an email or collar one of us at the event.  All the details are here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/forestrec/futureroster/.

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See you all next week :) What better way to prepare for the match in the afternoon?
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Forest Rec parkrun, event number 260 - 30th June 2018

This week 234 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

 

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 7,332 participants have completed 42,265 parkruns covering a total distance of 211,325 km, including 7,845 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 259, 23 June 2018

What a beautiful morning for a parkrun – we hope 316 runners, joggers and walkers agreed wholeheartedly!  It was a bumper crop of very enthusiastic parkrunners at Forest Rec on Saturday and we were very happy to see you all :)  A whopping 57 participants were first timers and there were 52 new PBs – Dolly the bell was ringing out for all to hear!  We welcomed tourists from Leicester, Leeds, Oxford, High Wycombe, Beeston, Gedling and Shipley and hope you all enjoyed our mixed-terrain course.

Two special shout outs this week. Firstly, well done to the fantastic group co-ordinated by Lucy and Gemma comprising staff and patients from the City Hospital living with and beyond cancer.  We hope you enjoyed doing 5K your way!  Also huge congratulations to Mark Tomlinson, a regular Forest Rec parkrunner, who reached his 150 milestone on Saturday and generously brought along a wide selection of cakey goodies in celebration.  As he does most weeks, Mark also arrived early to help set up the course and his willingness to do this for us is always very much appreciated :)

A massive thanks as always goes to our high-viz heroes, without whom parkrun would not take place:

Chris Hill and David Archer [timekeepers], Claire Hill and Amit Puri [finish tokens], Kristina Burwood-Ansell and Pippin [Marshals], Claire Armstrong and Laura Moore [barcode scanning], Marian Pelmore and Adam Joesbury [tail walkers], Martyn Newton, Alison Fox and Daniella MiMambro [token sorting] and Shelagh Mitson [run director]. A very special thank you to Zoe McVinnie who both ran and volunteered today, coming to our rescue on barcode scanning when the queues were getting longer by the minute!
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Volunteering is fun [well, we think so!] and there are so many different roles to try. You don’t have to do anything on your own if you don’t want to – marshalling is fun with friends, or why not come down and meet some new people?  The only requirement is that you are a registered parkrunner – we can help you do the rest!

A brief (but important) reminder: one of the very few parkrun rules is that under 11s must remain within arm’s reach of their parent or nominated guardian at all times during the run, not just at the start and finish.  A big group of enthusiastic runners can be disorientating for our younger and smaller participants, so please do make sure that they are kept close and safe!

The Homemade Café terrace was packed after the run with parkrunners and volunteers settling down for a well deserved rest – apart from our token sorters, of course, who were hard at work getting finish tokens back on the string ready for next week. We hope to see you there!

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 259 - 23rd June 2018

This week 316 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Adam JOESBURY • Marian PELMORE • Claire HILL • Chris HILL • Shelagh MITSON • Zoe MCVINNIE • David ARCHER • Martyn NEWTON • Alison FOX • Claire ARMSTRONG • Amit PURI • Laura MOORE • Daniella DIMAMBRO • Kristina BURWOOD-ANSELL

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 7,293 participants have completed 42,031 parkruns covering a total distance of 210,155 km, including 7,829 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 258, 16 June 2018

Well at least the rain managed to hold off until after the start this week but we hope both volunteers and runners all had a great time of it :)
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In summary we had 224 runners crossing the finish line; with 44 of us achieving a new PB. It was great to see 27 runners that were new to our course at Forest Rec; of those a bumper 10 were new to parkrun.     IMG_20180616_090026504

We were delighted to play host to quite a few tourists today; coming from St Peter’s, Southwell, Northampton, many local clubs; as usual a Forest Rec welcome is extended to all and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Thanks to our great volunteers who made the run possible:

Stephanie James & Su Justice (timers), Dani Hickman, John Houghton & Fred (tokens), Ian Daws, Thomas Justice, Caroline Mahal & Gwyn Williams (bar code scanning), Clive Baker, Susan Barrett, Kirstie Fleming & Frank Mcmahon (Marshals), Shelagh Mitson (Tail Walker), Martyn Newton (tokens) and Ian Dennis (run director).
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Several of our runners celebrated milestones today. John Dillon ran his 100th run and Erica Cotton, Tom Humphries and Tim J E Smith (thank you kindly for the sweets ) managed to clock up 50 runs each. Congratulations to them; we wish them many more runs with us :)

We weren't able to give results to 17 runners as they didn't have printed barcodes. parkrun’s rule is "No printed barcode, no result, no exceptions" - a paper barcode will always be acceptable (and free) or you can have a look at parkrun-barcode.com for a fancy plastic one. Also, please remember not to take the finish tokens home with you. We are missing some nearly every week and have to make replacements before next week’s run.

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Our volunteers are not just keeping us safe during the run, but they set-up and take-down the course signage, make sure we get recorded times, administer the rosters and manage run reports (to name just a few roles). It really is easy and also very rewarding - if you fancy giving it a go, simply email the office at forestrechelpers@parkrun.com and let us know. The hi-vis jackets are very comfortable and their warming and waterproof properties are legendary (really!).

Almost finally, a big welcome back to Alison (a former event team member) on an extended visit back with us from Canada. She got straight on the token sorting with the volunteers after the run :) IMG_20180616_100418
As usual, some of the volunteers and runners retired to the Homemade Café after the run to cool down in the sun, process the results, prepare the finish tokens for next week and socialise off the field with great refreshments. Please feel free to join us there after your next run :)

 

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 258 - 16th June 2018

This week 224 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 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 7,236 participants have completed 41,715 parkruns covering a total distance of 208,575 km, including 7,777 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Event 257, 9 June 2017

A special well done this week to Tom Luca, who was our run director and run report writer :)

This Saturday our park runners were greeted with a cloudy sky. This week 266 parkrunners turned up for a dry 5km run/jog/walk and were cheered on and supported by our lovely volunteers :)

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I hope everyone enjoyed their morning and will be back again next week.  Thank you to all the volunteers who joined us and helped on Saturday.  I would also like to personally thank Ian, Chris and Shelagh for supporting me during my bronze Duke of Edinburgh volunteering.

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The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Ishrat AMIN • Shelagh MITSON • Dave FRETWELL • Tessa TURTON • Ian DAWS • Naomi Ellen FRETWELL • Ian DENNIS • Frank MCMAHON • Martyn NEWTON • Marianne LUCA • Tom LUCA • Daniel MOULT • Deborah ELSON • Melanie WALTERS • Laura MOORE • Daniella DIMAMBRO • Harrison DIMAMBRO-MOSSCROP • Jenna FLYE • Kirstie FLEMING

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We'll see everyone again next Saturday!

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 257 - 9th June 2018

This week 266 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Ishrat AMIN • Shelagh MITSON • Dave FRETWELL • Tessa TURTON • Ian DAWS • Naomi Ellen FRETWELL • Ian DENNIS • Frank MCMAHON • Martyn NEWTON • Marianne LUCA • Tom LUCA • Daniel MOULT • Deborah ELSON • Melanie WALTERS • Laura MOORE • Daniella DIMAMBRO • Harrison DIMAMBRO-MOSSCROP • Jenna FLYE • Kirstie FLEMING

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 7,206 participants have completed 41,491 parkruns covering a total distance of 207,455 km, including 7,731 new Personal Bests.

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