Event 269, 1 September 2018

First of all - remember we're cancelled on 29 September and 6 October for Goose Fair.

Great to have 302 people walking, running and jogging the course this week!  We had visitors from Leicester, Lincoln and quite a few other places.  There were 43 parkrunners with us for the first time too.

Good work by everyone on the course, including 62 PB's.  Hope everyone enjoyed it and will be back soon :)
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There were two milestone runs this week - congratulations on their 50th parkruns to Caroline Smith and Samantha Blatherwick :)

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Two reminders:

  • Please don't take the finish tokens home.  We need them every week :)
  • No printed barcode, no result, no exceptions.  There's always next week!

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Thanks to all our volunteers who made the run possible this week:

Fiona DELANEY • Lenka ALIOUM • David ROBINSON • Dave FRETWELL • Chris D MACDONALD • Chris FOULDS • Naomi Ellen FRETWELL • Ben SANDERS • Matt JAKOB • Mary SLATER • Martyn NEWTON • Alison FOX • Matthew ADAMS • Annie BERKELEY-WHITE • Tracey PARR • John HOUGHTON • FRED  Franziska WOHLGEMUTH   IMG_20180901_085116146

If you'd like to help out all the details are here. Lots of hi vis waiting!

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Time for a well deserved rest afterwards...

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...and then token sorting to go with tea and breakfast in Homemade!

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All our photos are on Flickr here, by the way.   See if you can spot yourself!

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 269 - 1st September 2018

This week 302 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 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 7,619 participants have completed 44,434 parkruns covering a total distance of 222,170 km, including 8,168 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Event 268, 25 August 2018

A bright and quite breezy morning greeted our lovely parkrunners on Saturday. 236 runners, joggers and walkers crossed the finish line this week, of which 29 were first timers – a big Forest Rec welcome to you and we hope to see you again soon! A big well done to the 37 parkrunners who celebrated a new PB with us – a fantastic effort by each and every one of you!

This week we greeted tourists from Brighton, Durham, Burnley, Poole, Sedgefield, Rother Valley, Portugal and, amazingly, Brazil! We hope you enjoyed our course and will join us again in future if you are in the area :)

We had two special milestone to celebrate – Matt Whitmill (one of our regular runners) completed his 100th Forest Rec parkrun and his 200th parkrun overall, with Leo Cook reaching his tenth – brilliant achievements both, congratulations!

As always we are very grateful to our wonderful volunteers for helping on Saturday morning so that everyone could run safely.  Thanks to:

Milly Roach, John Houghton and Fred the dog [timekeepers], Sonja Bredgaard and Ewan Henderson [finish tokens], Don Ross, Martyn Newton and Sarah Middleton [marshals], Emma Tomlinson, Melanie Walters, Naomi Walters and Elvis the dog [barcode scanners], Mary Slater [tailwalker], Nick Hayward and Chris MacDonald [pre-course set-up and post-event close down], Alison Fox, Tracey Parr and Martyn Newton [barcode sorters] and Shelagh Mitson [run director].
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If you'd like to join in with the hi vis action all the details are here :)

We mentioned in the pre-run brief the importance of returning your finish tokens once they have been scanned – many thanks to everyone for doing just that, we only had one token missing this week, for which next week’s run director is very grateful as it won’t take him long to make one new one!

As always, when all of our parkrunners had safely crossed the line and the kit had been tidied up, we retired to Homemade to process the results, sort the finish tokens and spend time in the company of friends old and new. Why not join us there next week? We look forward to seeing you!

Couple of other things to mention:

Cancellations - we'll be cancelled on 29th September and 6th October.  This is our annual cancellation for Goose Fair (the first week seeting up, the second when it's taking place).  Lots of other parkruns to choose from here.

Filming - we're expecting BBC Online to be filming on 1 September.  This will be for the Move Against Cancer group who run with us every month. The video itself is intended for BBC East Midlands' social media channels and the BBC News website. The footage could also be used by BBC East Midlands Today and local media like the Nottingham Post.

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 268, 25th August 2018

This week 236 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 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 7,576 participants have completed 44,132 parkruns covering a total distance of 220,660 km, including 8,106 new Personal Bests.

 

 

 

 

Events 266 and 267, 11 and 18 August 2018

First of all, a note to say we are cancelled on 29th September and 6th October.  This is our annual cancellation for Goose Fair (the first weekend setting up, the second when it takes place).  Lots of other parkruns to choose from (they're all shown here), and we're back as usual on 13 October.

Anyway, now for a double run report again.  So that's a double double run report.  Or something :)

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Two nice weekends at Forest Rec saw about 230 runners both times, despite it being summer holiday season.  Hope everyone enjoyed their mornings with us :)  We had lots of tourists, from...Brighouse, Wallington, Dunfermline, Ely, Hyde Park, Lincoln, Mansfield, Poole, Chorlton, Windsor, Methley, Plymouth, Reading, Worcester and Wessex!  Well done to all who ran, walked and jogged :)

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An extra well done to our milestone runners, who were:

  • Brenda Luckock and Ben Sanders with their 100th
  • Amy Frettsome and Matt Smith running their 50th
  • Martha Franklin reaching her 10th parkrun

Coincidentally there's just been an update about milestone shirts, which is here.

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Thanks to both sets of volunteers over the last two weeks!  Here's the first:

Claire HILL • Chris HILL • Chris FOULDS • Ian DAWS • Wayne STOTT • Lisa SMITH • Su JUSTICE • Anna CORBETT • Darryll SHIELDS • Stephanie JAMES • Amit PURI • Tripti GYAN • John HOUGHTON • Fred • Mabel
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...and the second:

Lenka ALIOUM • Karen MIELE • Chris D MACDONALD • Zoe MCVINNIE • Chris FOULDS • Tessa TURTON • Lynsey PALMER • Sarah SHARP • Matt JAKOB • Michelle DENNIS • Denise HOOLEY • Tracey PARR • Tripti GYAN

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Our volunteer rosters are always in need of filling, all the details are here.  All the roles are very straightfoward, nothing takes more than a minute to learn.  Plenty of hi vis to go round :)
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Hope to see lots of people at Homemade after the run on Saturday, there's still time to enjoy the warm weather and sit outside on the terrace!  Thanks to all our token sorters as well...and a reminder to everyone to give he finish tokens back at the end of the run, we need them for next week.

 

Stats for the two runs were:

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 266 & 267 - 11th and 18th August 2018

232 people ran, jogged and walked the course on the 11th, of whom 28 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

235 people ran, jogged and walked the course on the 18th, of whom 32 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

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

Forest Rec parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 7,546 participants have completed 43,896 parkruns covering a total distance of 219,480 km, including 8,069 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Events 264 and 265, 28 July and 4 August 2018

Two run reports for the price of one this week (so...still free :) )

 

Here's 28 July...

Despite the very soggy start to Saturday morning in Nottingham the rain cleared just in time to set the course for the 264th parkrun at Forest Rec. 217 runners took a chance on the weather and showed up at the start line, hoping they wouldn’t need their waterproofs….

Of those 217 athletes we welcomed visitors from Finsbury Park and Aberdeen and 12 newbies who were taking part in their very first parkrun - thank you for choosing us as your inaugural event!  Among the special guests were Shirley Brown and Judah Blick, both who ran their 50th parkrun, with Lisa Wright reaching 250! :)  Well done all!

We also welcomed participants from ‘Move Against Cancer - 5k your way’. Well done to all of you, please come back any time - we’d love to welcome you as regulars!
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We’d also love to welcome any of you as a volunteer. Didn’t our team in high-vis look cheery on Saturday?  Thanks to:

Claire HILL • Chris HILL • Emily JONES • Dan HAYCOCK • David ARCHER • Ian DAWS • Peter Russell DAVIES • Tamzin YATES • Martyn NEWTON • Su JUSTICE • Maria MILLS • Brandon GELL • Amit PURI • Melanie WALTERS • Tracey PARR • John HOUGHTON • FRED

Volunteering is as rewarding as participating on a Saturday morning…. honestly, don’t take our word for it - give it a go!

 

...and here's 4 August:

Good conditions for our Forest Rec parkrun today, although still keeping quite warm. Excellent for spectators and marshals, and for sitting outside Homemade afterwards. Tourists were from London, Yorkshire and elsewhere, all appreciating the culture and sport on offer in Nottingham!  Almost a tourist was the first finisher who’ll be familiar for regulars at Rushcliffe parkrun but completing his first Forest Rec today.  Thanks for the positive comments, Oliver.

Today’s event was hosted by Redhill Road Runners, and thanksto all the Redhill volunteers who helped make it happen this morning:

Wendy LAWSON • Kathryn WALSH • Leigh STUBBS • David WALSH • Catherine CATON • Tamzin YATES • Clive GREYSON • Martyn NEWTON • Valerie WALKER • Mike NUNEZ • Danny MARSHALL • Sarah MARGESON • Tracey PARR • Lorna EATHERINGTON • Wyn WILLIAMS

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It’s great to see the volunteers enjoying themselves even as much as the runners. Homemade were also much appreciated, not only for the post-run coffee, but also for helping out with the alarms first thing.

Thanks also to Vegan Runners who provided the cakes (all vegan and delicious, of course!).  Vegan Runners is a national UKA affiliated club with a strong local presence and an ethical eating habit (and an ethical approach in general), whereas Redhill Road Runners is a local UKA affiliated club with a strong national presence and an eating habit.  It was great to see such a strong turnout from all the local running clubs, and so many Personal Best performances! If you’ve not yet joined a club, now’s as good a time as any to look for one that suits your running and lifestyle.

 
Milestones were achieved by Daniel Haycock and by Catherine Allen and Gillian Roberts from Formula One (thanks for choosing Forest Rec to be your 50th runs). Today we had 14 runners completing their first ever parkrun; well done all and we hope to see you again soon :)
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Stats for both runs:

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 264 - 28th July 2018

This week 217 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Claire HILL • Chris HILL • Emily JONES • Dan HAYCOCK • David ARCHER • Ian DAWS • Peter Russell DAVIES • Tamzin YATES • Martyn NEWTON • Su JUSTICE • Maria MILLS • Brandon GELL • Amit PURI • Melanie WALTERS • Tracey PARR • 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 7,454 participants have completed 43,187 parkruns covering a total distance of 215,935 km, including 7,955 new Personal Bests.

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 265 - 4th August 2018

This week 242 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 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 7,486 participants have completed 43,429 parkruns covering a total distance of 217,145 km, including 7,988 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 263, 21 July 2018

Well the great British Summer continues with another very muggy and warm start to our weekend but both volunteers and runners all had a great time of it.

In summary we had 237 runners crossing the finish line; with 29 of us achieving a new PB, a great number given the weather. It was super to see 26 runners that were new to our course at Forest Rec; of those a bumper 10 were new to parkrun.
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We were delighted to play host to quite a few tourists today; coming from Newark, Southampton, London, St. Davids and many local clubs; as usual a Forest Rec welcome is extended to all and we look forward to welcoming you back soon :)   IMG_20180721_093647

Our great volunteers made the run possible - thanks to:

Matthew Adams, Tim Allman, Sonja Bredgaard, Ian Daws, Ian Dennis, Brandon Gell, John Houghton, Stephanie James, Su Justice, Emma Ladlow, Sarah Middleton, Martyn Newton, Laura Peat, Charlotte Rowatt, Rachel Samuel, Eve Savage and Wayne Stott

Our volunteers are not just keeping us safe during the run, but they set-up and take down the course signage, make sure you get a recorded time, 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, all the details are here. The hi-vis jackets are very comfortable and their warming and waterproof properties are legendary (really!).  

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Several of our runners celebrated milestones today.  Craig Hancox and Kevin Piper both ran their 50th runs, with Joshua Pratt reaching his 10th. Congratulations to them all (and also to Joshua on his PB!); we wish them many more runs with us :)

We weren't able to give results to 11 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  here 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 we have to make them again before next week’s run. IMG_20180721_093636

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 263 - 21st July 2018

This week 237 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Rachel SAMUEL • Tim ALLMAN • Ian DAWS • Ian DENNIS • Wayne STOTT • Emma LADLOW • Martyn NEWTON • Su JUSTICE • Sonja BREDGAARD • Matthew ADAMS • Sarah MIDDLETON • Charlotte ROWATT • Eve SAVAGE • Laura PEAT • Stephanie JAMES • Brandon GELL • 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 7,420 participants have completed 42,970 parkruns covering a total distance of 214,850 km, including 7,929 new Personal Bests.

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