Event 242, 17 February 2018

A grey sky was no deterrent to 257 sunny parkrunners at our latest event :) Lovely to see so many and thank you to everyone for supporting our parkrun on Saturday!

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We welcomed tourists from as far afield as Cambridge, Haywards Heath, Kimberley, Lancaster, Long Eaton, Maidstone plus there were visitors from Bermuda Striders, CSSC Sports & Leisure, Defence Sports and Recreation, Hedge End RC and Vegan Runners. There were an amazing 11 complete newcomers to parkrun and 52 wonderful PBs, congratulations to all who ran :)  We hope that everyone enjoyed the Forest Rec experience!

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As a reminder, once you have run, jogged or walked through our finish funnel, don't go through it a second time.  Please feel free to go back out onto the course to encourage friends who haven't finished yet, but make sure you avoid the finish funnel when you come back the second time.  It does odd things with the results! 

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Our parkrun simply could not happen without our wonderful volunteers. Our thanks go to:

Chris Foulds and Su Justice (Timekeepers), Catherine Allen, Amit Puri and Robert Slater (Marshalls), Mary Yeadon (Finish Tokens), Kathryn Wood (Finish Tokens Support), John Houghton, Thomas Justice and Alison Woodrow (Barcode Scanners), Tom Luca (Barcode Scanners Support), Julie Bridges and Rachel Claire Cadman (Tail Walkers) and Maria Mills (Run Director).

Special thanks go to Tessa Turton for additional help :)

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If you'd like to help out, all the details are on our future roster page :)

Post run we retired to Homemade for refreshments and some token sorting.  Thank you to the volunteers who carry out this important role - we need all the tokens in the right order ready to hand out next time!

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 242 - 17th February 2018

This week 257 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Alison WOODROW • Rachel Claire CADMAN • Chris FOULDS • Mary YEADON • Catherine ALLEN • Kathryn WOOD • Su JUSTICE • Maria MILLS • Julie BRIDGES • Tom LUCA • Amit PURI • Robert SLATER • Thomas JUSTICE • 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 6,660 participants have completed 37,703 parkruns covering a total distance of 188,515 km, including 7,120 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 241, 10 February 2018

Cold and wet again :)  This week we had the Rebel Runners looking after 288 runners, including visitors from Sutton in Ashfield, Melton Mowbray, Stamford, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Long Eaton, Kimberley and Abingdon.  There were 35 parkrunners with is for the first time too - we hope everyone who ran enjoyed their morning!

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There were 52 PB's, and some other milestones too.  Well done to Hayley Spencer on her 100th parkrun, to David Jenkins on his 50th and to Sonja Bredgaard on reaching her 50th.  Great work everyone!

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All our volunteers were from Rebel Runners, celebrating the club's 2nd birthday :)  The Rebels run several times a week at different locations across Nottingham.  They're an inclusive, friendly and free club open to everyone - more details are on their website and Facebook page.

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Thanks to all our Rebel volunteers this week:

  • Stephanie James and Richard Smith (timekeepers)
  • Chris Hill, Emily Jones, Ross McVinnie and Lisa Smith (marshals)
  • Helen Clarke and Tracey Jackson (finish tokens)
  • Lisa Chan, Ian Dennis, Claire Hill and Sarah & Carys Windibank (barcode scanning)
  • Guy Jones (photographer)
  • Zoe McVinnie, Sarah Melrose, Lynsey Palmer and Tessa Turton (tail walkers)
  • Archie Jackson (dinosaur tail walker)
  • Bobby (four footed tail walker)
  • Chris Foulds (run director)

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We finished up in Homemade (and the meeting room next door) afterwards to warm up.  A couple more tokens have gone on holiday - please remember to hand these back at the end of the run as we use them every week!

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There are some photos of the morning (thanks Guy!) on our Flickr page. Hope to see everyone back outside the pavilion next time :)

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 241 - 10th February 2018

This week 288 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 52 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 6,624 participants have completed 37,446 parkruns covering a total distance of 187,230 km, including 7,067 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 240, 3 February 2018

A damp and drizzly start to the day wasn’t enough to put off 285 determined parkrunners at Forest Rec on Saturday. A healthy smattering of runners, joggers and walkers. It was fantastic to see you all!
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We welcomed tourists from Ilkeston, Daventry, Mansfield, Abingdon, the South Bank and Kimberly & District (and a unicorn).  We hope everyone whether visiting or regular had a good run and will be back soon :)

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285 Parkrunners completed the course, 50 of these were first-timers at Forest Rec and 13 of these were new to parkrun entirely. 47 PB’s were recorded, don’t forget that Dolly the PB bell is there rain or shine to mark your achievements (whether that's a PB or just enjoying the run)!

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A massive thank you as always to our volunteers:

  • Ian Dennis [run director]
  • Tom Luca and Thomas Justice [timekeepers]
  • Su Justice and John Houghton [tail walkers]
  • Fred [tail wagger]
  • Chris Foulds and Claire Hill [finish tokens]
  • Maggie Taylor and Deborah Elson [marshals]
  • Emma Tomlinson, Lenka Alioum, Alex Hiller and Marianne Luca [bar-code scanning]

If you're interested in volunteering, please do let us know!  All the details are on our future roster page :)

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As usual we decamped to Homemade after the run for assoretd beverages / cakes / breakfasts / token sorting.  Please remember to return your finish token after the run...we need them for next week!

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Forest Rec parkrun, event number 240 - 3rd February 2018

This week 285 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 47 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 6,589 participants have completed 37,158 parkruns covering a total distance of 185,790 km, including 7,015 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 239, 27 January 2018

Luckily the rain held off for long enough for 253 smiley, happy parkrunners to complete the course at Forest Rec on Saturday.  Running, jogging, walking – we don’t care which, it was lovely to see you all!

When we ask our first timers at the briefing whether any of them are likely to complete the course in under 18 minutes the answer is usually no.  Well, not this week!  Well done to Aston Perrin for being first across the line in an amazing 16:40 – Aston usually runs at Long Eaton, though our hills didn’t seem to slow him down much  :)   We hope you run again at Forest Rec in future.

253 parkrunners completed the course and 37 new PBs were set – Dolly the PB bell is there for you to ring if you’ve done a fast time or just had a good time!  We were delighted to welcome 35 first time parkrunners and also tourists from Middlesbrough, Sheffield, Long Eaton, Colwick and Gedling. A special shout out goes to our tourist from Lyme Park who was with us as part of the parkrun Alphabet Challenge - ‘F’ for Forest Rec - good luck with the rest of the letters!

A massive thank you as always to our hi-viz heroes, without whom parkrun would not be possible:

Jeanette Barnes and Milly Roach [Timekeepers], Maria Mills, Meryl Somersall, Becky Sampson and Simon Nash [Marshals], Vicky Cavanagh, John Houghton and Fred [Finish Tokens], Tom Luca, Sarah Melrose, Su Justice and Tom Justice [Barcode Scanning] and Stephanie James, Gary Taylor, Chloe Taylor, Tessa Turton and Elizabeth Webster [Tail Walkers]. Thanks to Simon for volunteering on the day and doing a splendid job making sure our finish straight stayed clear for every runner and also to Mark Tomlinson for helping to set up before he ran.
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We love to welcome volunteers, both new and experienced – if you fancy a go for the first time, or have volunteered before but would like to learn a new task, please do let us know!  All the details are on our future roster page :)

Homemade Café was packed to the rafters as we settled down to sort tokens [thanks Tessa and Steph] and process results. We’re ready for next week’s parkrun – see you there!!

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 239 - 27th January 2018

This week 253 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 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 6,539 participants have completed 36,873 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,365 km, including 6,968 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 238, 20 January 2018

Well done to everyone who completed Forest Rec parkrun on Saturday.  Three hundred and twenty finishers might not (quite) be a record after the bumper Christmas Day performance last year, but it’s still testament to the enthusiasm with which people have taken to keeping active, even on a chilly and frosty morning!

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We had lots of first timers again, and it was great to hear the positive feedback from people based far and wide. One of our genuine newcomers (ie first ever parkrun) put his finger on how impressive parkrun is; free, frequent and entirely run at a local level by volunteers :)

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This week we had a `takeover’ by Redhill Road Runners in celebration of the graduation of their most recent Couch to 5k programme. Medal and certificate were handed over together with coffee afterwards in Homemade.  Well done everyone!

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Many of the Redhill volunteers were volunteering for the first time, and several had never run at Forest Rec themselves. Thanks to Jo Stocks for some great photos (uploaded to our Flickr page), and to Paul Stacey for stepping in at short notice to help speed up the barcode scanning as the crowds came in.

Thanks to all of our Redhill volunteers who made the run possible :)

Paul STACEY • Joanne STOCKS • David WALSH • Andy PARSONS • Chris DWYER • Anthony ARAM • Tamzin YATES • Clive GREYSON • Martyn NEWTON • Valerie WALKER • Roz SHANKS • Max PRECIOUS • Nick HOPEWELL • Claire ARMSTRONG • Lorna EATHERINGTON • Matt EATHERINGTON

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There was a friendly invite by Rebel Runners to their hosted event in mid-February, and it will be great if some of our new volunteers can become new Forest Rec parkrunners as well!  Volunteering is free, and it’s a great feeling to help so many people to enjoy themselves.  All the details are at our future roster page.

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Well done also to Leigh Stubbs for yet another personal best this week at the front of the field!  He was chased by a canicross pair for most of the first lap, but Leigh made the tactical decision, unlike his challenger, to not run after the squirrel.  In fact, at least four of the first five runners achieved PBs.  The weather was good, but it certainly wasn’t easy under foot, so all the greater achievement - nice work by everyone who ran :)

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So keep up those New Year’s resolutions, and we look forward to seeing you all down at Forest Rec again next week!

Forest Rec parkrun, event number 238 - 20th January 2018

This week 320 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 47 were first timers and 57 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 6,504 participants have completed 36,620 parkruns covering a total distance of 183,100 km, including 6,931 new Personal Bests.

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