Run Report #221 Saturday 20th January 2018 – the best way to start your day!

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Well done to all those hardy individuals who braved the cold conditions today to run, walk or just battle their way round the course. You will see in the stats below, that on Saturday one of you would have ran / jogged / walked the 300,000th Km at Great Lines since parkrun came to Medway a little over 4 years ago – that is some achievement! Congratulation to Krishna Gurung for achieving this milestone.

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The run got off on time and we only had one hiccup at the start when one of the runners fell over a dog. This highlights why we always say in the Run Brief to those running with their canine friends to start at the back and work your way through the crowd only when safe to do so – the run down from the start to the first corner is naturally very congested, so please do heed this particular warning. Fortunately, the faller got up without injury and the field got off to a steady start. The conditions were hard and many of the finishers looked relieved that it was over but the sense of accomplishment is always there.

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I have been volunteering at parkrun for some time now and although I am not sure of the date that I first joined the band of helpers but I can say that it is one of the best things that I have done. I can usually be seen barcode scanning and I was introduced to the event by Dan & Gary (the Joint Event Directors) who can often be seen directing the run when they are not running alongside others.

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At first I was a little uncertain that I would enjoy getting up early on a Saturday and joining people who take fitness and running seriously but I can say that it makes a fantastic start to the weekend and I have found the event welcoming and inclusive of all abilities.

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Today is the first time that I have written the Run Report so please forgive if it is not up to usual standards but I thought that as I do not usually venture beyond the starting field that I would begin the day by walking the course before everyone else arrived. I walked up to the Monument and took a few minutes to step inside and reflect – not to say rest. I have to say that the reliefs of men in their greatcoats looked fitting as it was exposed and extremely could outside.

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When I came out I met other volunteers who were preparing the course and checking for hazards prior to the run brief. Many of these volunteers are regulars and undertake this and other vital roles but others like those undertaking their D of E awards may only be with us for a few weeks. All are welcome. Come and give it a go, you will enjoy it.

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It was fitting to finish the day clapping in John the Tail Walker and his sidekick George who made a valiant run for the finish in his wellington boots. Well done George and everyone else!

Carol Davis
Run Report Writer

*** FACTS & FIGURES #221 ***

This week 334 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

*** Milestones ***

As always there were people celebrating milestones – the following runners joined a Milestone Club, so well done all.

The 50 club members were: Amber Didlick
The 100 club members were: Dam Friday
The 150 club members were: Glyn PALLISTER

PLEASE let us know when it is your special milestone days as we hate to miss them and can only check the results to see who is on 9, 49 or 99, so if you run those at another parkrun or have a gap between that and your milestone run we might miss you out and you know we love give you a cheer.

***The 37 personal bests go to***

Ayesha KHAN * Azaa DUURENJARGAL * Carina DOWN * Charlotte MORGAN * Claire HARRIS * Connor MALLION-WOODS * Dan FRIAR * David BURKE * David CHAPMAN * Duncan JORDAN * Duncan MACBAIN * Elizabeth RYLANCE * Emma J BROWN * Freddy GOLDSWORTHY * Georgia EVERETT * Glenn BUNN * Helen WAGSTAFF * James RODWELL * Jane PARKER * Joshua RODWELL * Jude FREED * Julie MILLEST * Katy WILLIAMSON * Laura PATTERSON * Lesley DORAN * Natalie BLAND * Nicola TUFFIN * Owen MORRIS * Patricia MITCHELL * Sally SIMONE * Sam PATERSON * Sarah DYKES * Sarah TESTER * Shannon REID * Steven MATTHEWS * Thomas REID * Top RAI

***Welcome to the 31 first timers***
(22 new to parkrun and 9 tourists)

Aava SHRESTHA MALLA * Amy MASON * Andrew MILLEST * Angela THOMPSON * Ashish MALLA * Bhijan RAI * Chris CATMULL * Conor WALSH * Dechali-Netanya THOMPSON-MCADJAR * Devon MASON * Elisabeth SADLER * Emily MARTIN * Jack LONG-MELTON * Jay MAC * Jenny MULHEARN * Kamleish CHOCKALINGUM-JONES * Keely HUTCHINGS * Lukas SADLER * Melanie FOSTER * Michael SINGLEHURST * Michelle FREWER * Mike DIMMICK * Nestor SALAZAR * Nik OSIPOV * Phil JUDGE * Philip HANSEN * Rebecca WINCH * Samantha DRAKE * Simon PERRY * Tony MARTIN * Vanessa THOMPSON

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*** Volunteers ***

Abigail NEWMAN • Alan LE GRYS • Andrew BURGESS • Andrew LUNNON • Barefootricardo D'ASH • Carol DAVIS • Chris ARNOLD • Chris DORAN • Dan GOWER-SMITH • Dee YAMOAH • Diane ARNOLD • Gary SMITH • Heidi O'NEILL • Holly CHANDLER - SMITH • Iain BOOTH • John LANE • John RAINS • June RODWELL • Karen LUCIEN • Karl GRIMBLE • Lee KELSON • Linda LE GRYS • Mick SMITH • Nick TUFF • Nigel READ • Paul HEYWOOD • Philip WALLACE • Roger Ernest LODGE • Rosie MALLION-WOODS • Ross SANDY • Sean RODWELL • Sian JONES • Simon HALL • Tony FAIRCLOUGH

The male record is held by Teweldeberhan MENGES who recorded a time of 15:41 on 5th August 2017 (event number 197).

The female record is held by Chloe SHARP who recorded a time of 17:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 217).

The Age Grade course record is held by Barry ROYDEN who recorded 85.16% (17:11) on 24th September 2016 (event number 153).

Great Lines parkrun, Medway started on 28th September 2013. Since then 6,134 participants have completed 60,136 parkruns covering a total distance of 300,680 km, including 11,909 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report #220 Saturday 13th January 2018 – the best way to start your day!

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Today I ran my 25th parkrun at Great Lines. I have also volunteered 24 times – so just one shy of my Volunteer T-Shirt! I have enjoyed my various roles and meeting everybody every week.

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Today the conditions were a bit slippery in places but everybody took care and got round the course safe and sound, so thank you for that. The field size was an amazing 456 runners of all ages and all abilities – an impressive 60 more than the previous week. We even welcomed a tourist from Peru, which surely must be a first for Great Lines?? Everyone looked like they enjoyed themselves and had a great time, so hopefully we will see you all back next week!

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It was nice to be joined by 21 first timers and to witness an amazing 45 personal bests today – very impressive considering the conditions. As always, all the marshals and other volunteers made it a happy and safe event, so a round of applause to those hardy people who allow us to run week in, week out.

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We were also joined by Tom from Medway Sport, the local Sports Development Team, who wanted to know more about the event as part of the #NewSportNewYou campaign with the aim to get local people more active. Several videos have already been posted up including parkrunners, our Event Directors and not forgetting our ever-present Time Lord Ricardo. If you get a moment, go check them out, along with other videos promoting other sports and clubs which are available on our doorstep

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See you all on Saturday at 8.45am for parkrun #221 !

John Lane.
Run Report Writer
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*** FACTS & FIGURES #220 ***

This week 456 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

*** Milestones ***

As always there were people celebrating milestones – the following runners joined a Milestone Club, so well done all.

The 50 club members were: Alexander Donnelly, Chris Doran, Julie Riley & Steve Button
The 150 club members were: Penny CADMAN

PLEASE let us know when it is your special milestone days as we hate to miss them and can only check the results to see who is on 9, 49 or 99, so if you run those at another parkrun or have a gap between that and your milestone run we might miss you out and you know we love give you a cheer.

***The 45 personal bests go to***

Amanda LINK * Anna GIANNAROU * Chetan GURUNG * Claire HARRIS * Cliff GOLDING * Connor MALLION-WOODS * Daniel WELLS * David CHAPMAN * Debbie JENNINGS * Denise YOUNG * Emily WHITTINGHAM * Heather PARKINSON * Helen LEAVER * Helen WAGSTAFF * Jacob BOURNE * Jadie STONE * Jane PARKER * Jenny SMITH * Karl TAPSON * Kiera EVERETT * Louise BRIGGS * Mark LANGRIDGE * Marley GODDEN * Matthew COUCHMAN * Michael KELLAR * Michelle FAGENCE * Naomi DUFFREE * Neil MCCUE * Philip STONE * Princess ASEMOTA * Rachel POKE * Sarah Jane SAMWAYS * Sarah TESTER * Seth GOULD * Sharon PERKINS * Simon REWELL * Stefan STANTON * Stewart HOLBOROW * Sue DRYSDALE * Tara NOE * Taryne MCPHERSON * Teresa MCINTYRE * Thomas WELLS * Top RAI * Zoe SMITH

***Welcome to the 21 first timers***
(16 new to parkrun and 5 tourists)

Andrea MUTTON * Ayesha KHAN * Chloe ADAMS * Claire CHESHIRE * Clare FERDINAND * David BURKE * Glenn BUNN * Isma BUTT * Jasmin TRUCKELL * Jim WILKINSON * Julie MILLEST * Kirsty FOUNTAIN * Lee MASKELL * Natalie ESTABROOK * Nathan GELDENHUYS * Neve RICHARDSON-SMITH * Odell BAKER * Ryan HENDERSON * Sam PATERSON * Sarah THORNLEY * Thomas O'CONNELL

*** Volunteers ***

Abigail NEWMAN • Alan LE GRYS • Alexandra BAXTER • Andrew LUNNON • Anthony JORDAN • Barefootricardo D'ASH • Carol DAVIS • Cathy RAHMANZADEH • Chris ARNOLD • Chris DORAN • Chris GOWER • Dan GOWER-SMITH • Dave A HINTON • David BURKE • Dee YAMOAH • Diane ARNOLD • Foluke GABRIEL • Francoise COSTELLOE • Gary SMITH • Helen GOWER • Iain BOOTH • Ian SMITH • Ingrid HARRISON • John LANE • John LLOYD • John RAINS • June RODWELL • Karen LUCIEN • Karl GRIMBLE • Matt FENTON • Mick SMITH • Neville BROOM • Nick TUFF • Nigel READ • Paul JOHNSTON • Paula HORTON • Phil OBRAY • Philip WALLACE • Roger Ernest LODGE • Ross SANDY • Sean RODWELL • Sheila STONE • Sian JONES • Symon WILDGOOSE • Vanessa VANDER TUFF

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The male record is held by Teweldeberhan MENGES who recorded a time of 15:41 on 5th August 2017 (event number 197).

The female record is held by Chloe SHARP who recorded a time of 17:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 217).

The Age Grade course record is held by Barry ROYDEN who recorded 85.16% (17:11) on 24th September 2016 (event number 153).

Great Lines parkrun, Medway started on 28th September 2013. Since then 6,103 participants have completed 59,802 parkruns covering a total distance of 299,010 km, including 11,872 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report #219 Saturday 6th January 2018 – the first report of 2018

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 Not a bad start to the new calendar year for Great Lines parkrun with 396 of you taking part and running the 5K course. Unlike the previous Saturday when we had bad wind this weeks run was greeted with very still conditions and thankfully dry (although the grass was somewhat moist from all the recent rainfall).

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After the usual walk around and seeing friends it was time to get down to business. My usual time keeping side kick, Lori, is taking a break in January so today Helen Gower joined me.

As always we start the run using two stop watches each. I have noticed on occasions runners looking inquisitively at the two stop watches and clearly wondering why both time keepers have two stop watches each. It’s all down to a magical number of 495 and that magical number can only be reached by us having 495 or more runners. At that point we need to use the second stopwatch otherwise the records in excess of 495 are lost (although the stopwatch will still allow you to register the number of runners, they just lose the data)! So concentration is very key for us as we start to approach the magical 495.

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Once the run starts you start to get an idea of how runners will finish in two laps time. You start to see patterns as runners group together (in particular around pacers) or spread out. By the time runners were passing the cheering volunteers by the parkrun flag (lap 1) it was clear we had bunches and also what I call the Heathrow stack, was going to be very real today and I wasn’t proved wrong.

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By the time we reached the high 20’s we started to experience our first stack, runners fast approaching and finishing in very quick succession one after the other. Many of you would have experienced the finish funnel becoming very congested and me shouting out, ‘Senokot, we need Senokot in the finish funnel’, it usually gets s few smiles. But the secret to time keeping is to communicate with each other constantly throughout the run but also to have fun along the way.

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Yes it becomes stressful at times especially when runners don’t follow the simple rules like only entering the finish funnel once and not running through again with a fellow runner. Things like this add to confusion as we try to balance the stop watches with the number of finish tokens being given out and also delays the results processing as the volunteers try their best to sort the results out as accurately as possible.

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Well we have loads of runners registered with their home run at Great Lines parkrun. So here is my challenge to you all, encourage those who are registered with us and who may not have been for a time to come back and run with us as I so desperately want to use that second stopwatch properly!

Happy New Year to you all and see you on Saturday.

Ricardo AKA The Time Lord
Run Report Writer

*** FACTS & FIGURES #219 ***

This week 396 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

*** Milestones ***

As always there were people celebrating milestones – the following runners joined a Milestone Club, so well done all.

The 10 club members were: Grace Simmonds
The 50 club members were: Andrew Walker & Nicola Baldwin
The 100 club members were: Hayley Enrich, Michaela James & Wayne Bullivant
The 150 club members were: Mandy Ellwood

PLEASE let us know when it is your special milestone days as we hate to miss them and can only check the results to see who is on 9, 49 or 99, so if you run those at another parkrun or have a gap between that and your milestone run we might miss you out and you know we love give you a cheer.

***The 43 personal bests go to***

Adam HUNT * Alice STAWOWSKA * Amanda LINK * Angela PICKNELL * Anna GIANNAROU * Ben LAZELL * Cassandra PICKNELL * Charlotte HUGHES * Chetan GURUNG * Claire HARRIS * David BUSH * David CHAPMAN * David PICKNELL * Dominic NORTON * Duncan JORDAN * Emma MARKER * Grant GEE * Heather MCCUE * Heather PARKINSON * Heidi BUNTING * Jane PARKER * Jenny BALDOCK * Jessica HOLDSTOCK * Jude FREED * Ken PHILLIPS * Laura SMITH * Lisa STACE * Louise RANDALL * Martha PRANKARD * Natalie BLAND * Nicola TUFFIN * Paul FRYER * Pratik RAI * Rachel YARD * Seth GOULD * Shane TUFFEY * Sharon PERKINS * Simon REWELL * Susie BUTLER * Tansy STAWOWSKA * Teresa MCINTYRE * Timothy LINK * Tracey DANIEL

***Welcome to the 24 first timers***
(16 new to parkrun and 8 tourists)

Cecile SYED * Charlotte DENTON * Dan CARTER * Donna VANT * Helen WAGSTAFF * Jacqueline CREARY * Jo KIRK * Kiera EVERETT * Lisa DYER * Liz OVENDEN * Marcus CASTELL * Martyn SAUNDERS * Michael KELLAR * Michelle BROMLEY * Neil AITKEN * Nigel WALLS * Philip BELLARS * Rebekah DAWES * Richard ORRIDGE * Richey ESTCOURT * Rob ATKINSON * Taz SYED * Top RAI * Zoe SMITH

*** Volunteers ***

Alexandra BAXTER • Andrew BURGESS • Andrew LUNNON • Barefootricardo D'ASH • Carol DAVIS • Carrie BROOM • Cathy RAHMANZADEH • Chris ARNOLD • Chris DORAN • Chris GOWER • Dan GOWER-SMITH • Dave A HINTON • Debbie WATTS • Dee YAMOAH • Diane ARNOLD • Foluke GABRIEL • Gary SMITH • Helen GOWER • Holly CHANDLER - SMITH • Iain BOOTH • John LANE • John RAINS • June RODWELL • Karen LUCIEN • Karl GRIMBLE • Lee KELSON • Mick SMITH • Nick TUFF • Nigel READ • Paul JOHNSTON • Phil OBRAY • Philip WALLACE • Roger Ernest LODGE • Ross SANDY • Shainie WATSON • Sheila STONE • Symon WILDGOOSE • Vanessa VANDER TUFF

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The male record is held by Teweldeberhan MENGES who recorded a time of 15:41 on 5th August 2017 (event number 197).

The female record is held by Chloe SHARP who recorded a time of 17:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 217).

The Age Grade course record is held by Barry ROYDEN who recorded 85.16% (17:11) on 24th September 2016 (event number 153).

Great Lines parkrun, Medway started on 28th September 2013. Since then 6,081 participants have completed 59,346 parkruns covering a total distance of 296,730 km, including 11,828 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report #218 – the final run of 2017 @ Great Lines parkrun.

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Today at Great Lines we celebrated the “unofficial milestone” of our 150th parkrun (Great Lines is our home parkrun and the place we have done the majority of those 150 runs). That is 750km each, 1500km in total; equivalent to running to Madrid!

Vanessa did her first parkrun at Great Lines on 3rd January 2015, followed the week after by Nick (not much persuasion needed to come out and get the weekend kick started after he saw how buzzing Vanessa was after her first parkrun!). Within the course of 2015, Vanessa managed to get to 50 parkruns and reached 100 within 2016 so staying on track for 50 per year with Nick more or less achieving the same. Due to injuries or work commitments, sometimes one of us hasn't run but we've been determined to do parkrun most Saturday mornings, even if it means that's the only run we do all week. We have even been known to plan things around attending parkrun and it was only part coincidence we got married on a Thursday this year and will be heading off on honeymoon late on a Saturday in May 2018!

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A few words from Nick (writing his first run report!) on what parkrun means to him:

Over the years I have met lots of lovely people at parkrun, many of them I now consider to be friends. It's not just the enjoyment of running I like but the social aspect as well. Some of you will know I run with Medway Fit and they are always very supportive and have helped me to improve and achieve some great PBs that I am very proud of.

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parkrun at Great Lines can often be windy due to the course being open and elevated and today, the 150th didn't disappoint(!) The temperature was still mild for this time of year although the hat and gloves still got an outing. Vanessa and I met with Colin Lewis as we made our way onto the Lines.

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It was great to see so many familiar faces, Darrell Harman today's Run Director, Ricardo The Time Lord D'Ash timekeeping as usual and of course our fab Event Directors Dan and Gary, along with numerous other regular volunteers.

We had a quick chat with David Cardwell (someone who usually runs a similar time to me) and the run brief began. Vanessa and I appreciated the mention before we headed off to the start line. Running the course together this week we were met with many congratulations which was great!

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The wind was strong and as we got to the "Alps" Vanessa asked that I run in front of her as a mobile wind break - not sure how well it worked as the wind was coming from a horizontal direction to the course! As we got alongside the monument on the first lap, it turned into a wind tunnel and an almighty gust of wind was met with a shriek from several runners near us! We kept a steady pace throughout and said “hi” and “well done” to the many other runners that we are familiar with. Encouragement goes a long way on a day like today!

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Thank you as always to the volunteers - especially those who have to stand around in poor weather conditions. We think it is tough running it but it is a lot harder when you're not running - brrr!

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Happy New Year to all our Great Lines parkrun family, have a good one and see you for more running fun in 2018!

Nick and Vanessa
#teamVanderTuff

*** FACTS & FIGURES #218 ***

This week 347 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

*** Milestones ***

As always there were people celebrating milestones – the following runners joined a Milestone Club, so well done all.

The 10 club members were: Aaron Simmonds
The 50 club members were: Grant Miles-Wilson, Marie Debont-Booth, John Allen & Foluke Gabriel
The 150 club members were: Vanessa Vander-Tuff & Nick Tuff

PLEASE let us know when it is your special milestone days as we hate to miss them and can only check the results to see who is on 9, 49 or 99, so if you run those at another parkrun or have a gap between that and your milestone run we might miss you out and you know we love give you a cheer.

***The 14 personal bests go to***

Ben BLACKMAN * David DAY * David EASOM * Holly BATCHELOR * Joseph WATSON * Jude FREED * Justin FANTETTI * Katrina HAYWARD * Nicola FAIRBAIRN * Rebekah LLOYD * Rosie REGAN * Sam LLOYD * Stephen JEFFERY * Victoria COOPER

***Welcome to the 21 first timers***
(15 new to parkrun and 6 tourists)

Dan FRIAR * Daniel PARKINSON * Debbie JENNINGS * Eddie KARWHOO * Emma PARKINSON * Glenn BARDEN * Heather PARKINSON * Kate MORGAN * Kelvin BOISSIERE * Kevin HOBBS * Nicola TUFFIN * Philippe BOISSIERE * Stuart FLACK * Suleyman KARWHOO

*** Volunteers ***

Alexandra BAXTER • Andrew BURGESS • Andrew LUNNON • Andrew TONDEUR • Anthony WICKER • Barefootricardo D'ASH • Catherine RODWELL • Cathy RAHMANZADEH • Chris ARNOLD • Dan GOWER-SMITH • Darrell HARMAN • Dee YAMOAH • Diane ARNOLD • Foluke GABRIEL • Francoise COSTELLOE • Gary SMITH • Helen HARMAN • Holly CHANDLER - SMITH • Iain BOOTH • Ian SMITH • Janice FISHER • John LANE • June RODWELL • Karen LUCIEN • Karl GRIMBLE • Katie ROTHERY • Kaye SPICER • Lee KELSON • Lori BENNETT-HORSFALL • Mick SMITH • Nick TUFF • Nigel READ • Paul JOHNSTON • Phil OBRAY • Ross SANDY • Sheila STONE • Vanessa VANDER TUFF • Victoria BROOK

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The male record is held by Teweldeberhan MENGES who recorded a time of 15:41 on 5th August 2017 (event number 197).

The female record is held by Chloe SHARP who recorded a time of 17:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 217).

The Age Grade course record is held by Barry ROYDEN who recorded 85.16% (17:11) on 24th September 2016 (event number 153).

Great Lines parkrun, Medway started on 28th September 2013. Since then 6,057 participants have completed 58,950 parkruns covering a total distance of 294,750 km, including 11,785 new Personal Bests.

 

Double parkrun weekend @ Great Lines

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It was a double festive parkrun at Great Lines this weekend. Over the 2 events there were our usual local runners, new runners and tourists a plenty, it was great to see you all.

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As the Run Director asked “Do we have any tourist?” lots of hands went up and, in turn, they called out their “home parkrun” – including one all the way from Sydney, Australia. We hope you all had an enjoyable parkrun at Great Lines and next time you are in town we would love to see you again.

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With the festive theme, so many of you dressed up and you all looked fabulous, thank you. You can’t beat a little tinsel or a turkey costume! On December 23rd we were serenaded by Christmas songs and a very generous donation of mince pies, sweets, cakes and mulled wine for all the adult finishers -Christmas had officially commenced! Thank you to everyone who made a donation.

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On Christmas Day it was a little windy (that was before the brussel sprouts LOL) but as runners passed each volunteer you could lots of “Thank you Marshal” and “Merry Christmas” etc.

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It was great to see so many friends and family members of the runners come along to cheer everyone, there were lots of cheers, clapping and more “Merry Christmas”

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A massive congratulations to Chloe Sharp who completed the run in 17:52 on Christmas Day and is now the female course record holder, well done Chloe!

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There are some great pictures from the two events, take a look

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We are always looking for volunteers, no experience is required. If you, or indeed a friend of family member wishes to come along and volunteer please drop us an email at Greatlinesoffice@parkrun.com

We have one final Great Lines parkrun of 2017 this coming Saturday (30th) but if you fancy a double header on 1st January please check the report below which details all parkrun’s including start times. Please note that some parkruns’ may start later/earlier to allow you time to travel between each event. In keeping with previous years, Great Lines parkrun will not be holding an event on Monday 1st January 2017.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

We hope you had a fabulous Christmas and look forward to seeing you this coming Saturday.

Gary Smith
Joint Event Director

*** FACTS & FIGURES #217 ***

This week 301 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The Milestones:

As always there were people celebrating milestones – the following runners joined a Milestone Club, so well done all.

The 50 club members were: Hannah MITCHELL
The 100 club members were: Steve MITCHELL
The 150 club members were: Susan IVES

PLEASE let us know when it is your special milestone days as we hate to miss them and can only check the results to see who is on 9, 49 or 99, so if you run those at another parkrun or have a gap between that and your milestone run we might miss you out and you know we love give you a cheer.

***The 14 personal bests go to***

Andrew HARRIS * Chloe SHARP * Craig SHARP * Daniel GREEN * Faatemah-Zehra PIPERDY * Karthiga THAVABALASINGAM * Kat MCVICAR * Lorraine PATERSON * Nicola FAIRBAIRN * Oliver WARREN * Rachel FRITTER * Sarah COLDWELL * Sian THOMAS * Tony ROCCO

***Welcome to the 28 first timers***
(9 new to parkrun and 19 tourists)

Alex CROCKFORD * Alexander MATHIE * Andrea FARRELL * Ayman BADRAN * Beth EDWARDS * Billy WILD * Carol HODGSON * Caroline YATES * Cassandra BELCHER * Colin TEBBY * David MARCH * Duncan MACBAIN * Emma VEALE * Gary GROUTAGE * Graham GREEN * Isaac BUTCHER * Jadie STONE * James FISHER * Jason YATES * John CROCKFORD * Kirsty PEARCE * Natalie MARSH * Pamela FARRELL * Philip STONE * Richard MARTIN * Stacey MARTIN * Tressa PIERRE * Zachary IVES

The Volunteers

Alexandra BAXTER • Andrew LUNNON • Andrew PATERNOSTER • Anna FRY • Bridie FRY • Carrie BROOM • Cathy RAHMANZADEH • Chris ARNOLD • Chris GOWER • Clayton BARRETT • Conor VASSELL • Dan GOWER-SMITH • Dee YAMOAH • Diane ARNOLD • Dominic NORTON • Elizabeth VASSELL • Foluke GABRIEL • Gary SMITH • George RANSLEY • Helen GOWER • Ian SMITH • Jeremy SHARMAN • Johanna BRIDGE • John LANE • Karen LUCIEN • Karl GRIMBLE • Lori BENNETT-HORSFALL • Maggie BAXTER • Mick SMITH • Neville BROOM • Nigel READ • Paul JOHNSTON • Roger BARRETT • Roger Ernest LODGE • Rosie MALLION-WOODS • Ross SANDY • Symon WILDGOOSE • Wendy ANSLEY

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The male record is held by Teweldeberhan MENGES who recorded a time of 15:41 on 5th August 2017 (event number 197).

The female record is held by Chloe SHARP who recorded a time of 17:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 217).

The Age Grade course record is held by Barry ROYDEN who recorded 85.16% (17:11) on 24th September 2016 (event number 153).
Great Lines parkrun, Medway started on 28th September 2013. Since then 6,036 participants have completed 58,603 parkruns covering a total distance of 293,015 km, including 11,771 new Personal Bests.

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