Parkrun #118 – Milestones and Heroes!

Gadebridge parkrun Event number 118
22nd July 2017

This week 137 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

This Week's Volunteers

This week's volunteers

Your Run Director this week was Mustafa READDIE , and the event was made possible by 19 other volunteers: Carol SKATES • Sheila TURNER • Louise FLOWER • • John JALES • John SLACK • Helen HEATHCOTE • Emy BRICKLE • Penny WALLDUCK • Peter TUCKER • Caroline WARNER • Phil ROBBINS • Rebekah WARNER • Gordon HOWAT • Jamie SAUNDERS • Anne GUIDERA • Pamela STANBRIDGE • Mark WORLEY • Lexi SCHULTZ • Jethro BLACKBAND

Milestone Week

Milestone Shirts

This week, everyone who had earned a milestone t-shirt (Juniors running 10 parkruns, adults running 50, 100 or 250 and volunteers who had volunteered 25 times) was invited to proudly wear their shirts. Plenty did and hopefully plenty more will next time too!

Local Heroes!

One of the volunteers listed above wasn't intending to be a volunteer this week! Jethro Blackband was running when came across another runner who had collapsed with a knee injury. Paramedics were called, attended and the injured girl was taken to hospital. While that was going on, Jethro stayed by her to help, giving up his run! That's the spirit of Parkrun, so thank you Jethro, thank you to the paramedics who arrived so quickly, and thank you to the runners and marshals who made sure that the injured runner was attended to so quickly!

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Elsewhere, mum came to the rescue for another injured runner. We're looking into whether there is anything in the rules about being piggybacked across the finish line!

Volunteer Appeal

 

Poser!

If you too would like to earn yourself a lovely purple t-shirt, as modelled here by one of our lovely team, why not volunteer with us? We always need more people to make sure the run is able to go ahead, safely and successfully. Parkrun is only free because of all the people who offer their time to make it happen! Check out how you can help here: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/gadebridge/volunteer/

Parkrun Social

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Saturday evening a good number of volunteers and runners met for drinks in the Olde Kings Arms in the High Street. It was good to see so many there, and not a technical t-shirt in sight! We'll be doing it again later in the year and hopefully even more can be there!

#LoveParks Week

Love your park

Now in it's 11th year, it's Love Parks Week! And who loves their park more than a parkrunner? It's in the name! We showed our love for the park with the Dacorum sign. Hopefully we can all enjoy Gadebridge for many years to come, both running and relaxing, and soon, splashing in the upcoming splash-park!

Results

The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Gadebridge parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Phil ROBBINS (VM35-39) of Gade Valley Harriers, was first over the line in 20:25 - first time in 24 appearances.
Peter NAGY (SM30-34) of Sudbury Court RC, was second over the line in 20:45.
Michael TURNER (SM25-29) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was third over the line in 20:51 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Nikki CRAWLEY (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 22:10 - 13th time in 13 appearances.
Tracey COTTON (VW35-39) of Gade Valley Harriers, was second (25th overall) over the line in 23:49 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Karen WISHART (VW50-54) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was third (31st overall) over the line in 24:12 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Brenda FEE (VW70-74) – 76.56% for the time 29:05 (76th overall).
Craig ROWAND (VM50-54) – 71.08% for the time 20:55 (4th overall).
Andy PIPER (VM50-54) – 70.63% for the time 21:34 (10th overall).

Gadebridge parkrun started on 2nd May 2015. Since then 2,752 participants have completed 12,983 parkruns covering a total distance of 64,915 km, including 2,793 new Personal Bests.

 

Gadebridge Parkrun #117

15th July 2017

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This week 157 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

Volunteers

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers: This week's Run Director, for his first time, David GOODMAN, and these brilliant helpers, Carol SKATES, Huw HAMER, Rupert MAINWARING, Jaqui SAMPSON, Clare CAVENAGH-MAINWARING, Terry NICHOLSON, Mustafa READDIE, Jenny BARNETT, John JALES, John SLACK, Jenny BAINES, Peter TUCKER, Patrick MOSTYN, Gordon HOWAT, Joe MOSTYN, Clare MARTELL, Lisa WHEELER, Finn WHEELER & Ruby WHEELER. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped this weekend. If you'd like to add your name to the list, you can sign up on the Gadebridge Parkrun page. We'd love to have you join us! http://www.parkrun.org.uk/gadebridge/volunteer/

Tourists

This week saw tourists visiting from as far away as Canada and South Africa! We love to see tourists from everywhere, so if you have family and friends visiting, bring them along!

New Equipment

New stopwatches

This week your timekeepers were using new stopwatches, fresh from Parkrun HQ! The original ones were suffering a bit from a couple of winters and spring showers, and we wanted to make sure that everybody got the time they earned!

Special Event Invite

Those of you who are signed up to our Facebook group will already know that you are all invited to join the core volunteers at the Marchmont Arms next Saturday (22nd July) for an informal get-together! We'd love to get to know you and see what you wear when you're not in technical t-shirts and lycra!Tiki Party

Since we booked the date, the Marchmont have announced that they will be having a Tiki Beach Party that weekend, so you can either dress to impress, or dress for the beach!

Results

Yesterday's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Gadebridge parkrun Results Page.
Male placings: Thomas DURRANT (JM11-14) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was first over the line in 19:44 - second time in 53 appearances. Peter NAGY (SM30-34) of Sudbury Court RC, was second over the line in 20:31. Angus SAUNDERS (JM15-17) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was third over the line in 20:35. Female placings: Nikki CRAWLEY (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 22:42 - 12th time in 12 appearances. Tracey COTTON (VW35-39) of Gade Valley Harriers, was second (26th overall) over the line in 23:55 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions. Janet LING (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (29th overall) over the line in 24:02. The three highest age grades were recorded by: Brenda FEE (VW70-74) – 76.61% for the time 29:04 (90th overall). Thomas DURRANT (JM11-14) – 73.48% for the time 19:44 (first overall). Andy COOK (VM50-54) – 71.08% for the time 20:55 (6th overall).

Some stats

Gadebridge parkrun started on 2nd May 2015. Since then 2,736 participants have completed 12,846 parkruns covering a total distance of 64,230 km, including 2,771 new Personal Bests.

 

Gadebridge Parkrun #103

A beautiful day in Gadebridge

The weather is improving and so are the times! The ground was firm, the grass was cut and the air was cool and still - perfect parkrun conditions! This week 124 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part. Four canine runners also joined in, but sadly none of them remembered their barcodes. The event was made possible by 17 volunteers, to whom our sincere thanks goes out! Without you, parkrun isn't possible. If anyone would like to volunteer in weeks to come, check out the volunteer page to find out how you can help. Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Gadebridge Parkrun Results Page, but here are the highlights.

Male placings:

Phil ODDY (SM25-29) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was first over the line in 18:36 - 9th time in 21 appearances. Anthony WILLCOX (VM35-39) of Gade Valley Harriers, was second over the line in 19:30 - was first to finish once before. Michael TURNER (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:36 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:

Harriet BELL (JW15-17) of Luton AC, was first (20th overall) over the line in 23:24 - first appearance. Bianca HOLLIS (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (24th overall) over the line in 23:59. Jessica MORRISON (SW25-29) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was third (27th overall) over the line in 24:34 - was first to finish once before.

Age grades:

The three highest age grades were recorded by: Sheila TURNER (VW50-54) – 71.05% for the time 24:49 (32nd overall). Phil ODDY (SM25-29) – 69.35% for the time 18:36 (first overall). Andy PIPER (VM50-54) – 69.35% for the time 21:58 (9th overall).

Coffee in the cafe

Our regular café in the Old Town, Elbows Off The Table, is under new ownership, and the new owner, along with the parkrun team, would be pleased to see you for a coffee, tea or maybe a cake after parkrun. The café currently opens at 10:00am on a Saturday, but rumour has it that if enough runners want to stop in, they will open earlier just for us, so please support one of our lovely local businesses.

Two parkruns to go....

We're counting down to our 2nd birthday on April 29th - put the date in your diary now! Gadebridge parkrun started on 2nd May 2015. Since then 2,386 participants have completed 10,515 parkruns covering a total distance of 52,575 km, including 2,273 new Personal Bests.

 

New Year 2017

We are planning to hold a parkrun at Gadebridge Park at 9am on 1st January 2017.  There will then be the opportunity to then go on and do a second run at a local parkrun which will start at 10.30.  We will update you on these nearer the end of the year.

Just to confirm there will be the normal parkrun at 9am on Saturday 31st December.

 

Gadebridge Parkrun #65 – A 10, a 50 and a 60!

The hot summer morning didn’t deter the runners from joining the parkrun at Gadebridge as 96 runners participated in the event. It was an eventful run with a few milestones for runners and a volunteer.

 

Runner Milestone

Young runner, Lola Whiston, achieved a new personal best on her milestone 10th Parkrun. Congratulations Lola. Keep running and claim your 10th T-shirt.

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Phil Humphreys completed his 50th parkrun with a bang as he ran a Personal Best. Congratulations Phil.  Hope to see more of you at Gadebridge with your ‘Parkrun 50 Red’ on.

 

Outstanding performance

Martyn Clarke of Colchester Harriers AC, who was a first timer at Gadebridge, gave an outstanding performance as he ran above 75% age grade and was 2nd person to cross the finish line after first finisher Rob Harrison of Royal Navy Triathlon. Well done Martyn and welcome to Gadebridge.


First Timers at Gadebridge

Parkrun welcomes Liam Gilhooly and Faith Sayer on their parkrun debut.  Gadebridge team is happy to host the following first timers at Gadebridge:

Tanya Gaze, Hannah Welch, Heather Newton, Frances Rattigan, Kim Barton, Graham, Cocker, Kim Jelfs, Elaine Kaye

 

 

A huge shout out for John Jales for Volunteering 60th time!

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parkrun wouldn’t be possible without volunteers and Gadebridge parkrun wouldn’t be possible without John Jales! Thank you John for giving up 60 Saturday mornings for Gadebridge parkrun.

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Thank you to all our awsome volunteers who made this weeks parkrun happen.

See you all next time. #DFYB #loveparkrun #lovegadebridge

 
Report by: Rasmi Nanda

 

Results:

Male placings:

Rob HARRISON (SM30-34) of Royal Navy Triathlon, was first over the line in 19:21 - 4th time in 7 appearances.
Martyn CLARKE (VM50-54) of Colchester Harriers AC, was second over the line in 19:54.
Phil ODDY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:13 - was first to finish once before.

 

Female placings:

Emily BANNISTER (JW15-17) of Hillingdon Triathletes, was first (17th overall) over the line in 23:54 - first time in 3 appearances.
Samantha SULLIVAN (VW40-44) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was second (19th overall) over the line in 24:15 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Wendy DURRANT (VW45-49) of Dacorum & Tring AC, was third (21st overall) over the line in 24:37 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

 

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Martyn CLARKE (VM50-54) was graded 75.96% for the time 19:54 (second overall).
Thomas DURRANT (JM11-14) was graded 70.07% for the time 21:13 (4th overall).
Rob HARRISON (SM30-34) was graded 66.84% for the time 19:21 (first overall).

 

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

Michael LAMB (Dacorum & Tring AC) 948 pts.
Michael IRVINE (Dacorum & Tring AC) 878 pts.
David GALPIN (Unattached) 836 pts.

 

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Jenny BAINES (Unattached) 858 pts.
Gwen MOSTYN (Dacorum & Tring AC) 841 pts.
Wendy DURRANT (Dacorum & Tring AC) 779 pts.

 

This week there were 96 runners, of whom 11 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

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