Event #192 (13th Jan 2018)

Andrew Yapp
A GRAND total of 313 runners - our third largest field ever - took part in the 192nd Great Notley parkrun on Saturday at the Country Park. First runner across the line was Colin Lewin in a time of 18:47 and the first female finisher was Susana Luz - a first timer who finished in 24.40. In total we had 32 first timers and there were 40 personal bests recorded among all of the runners.


Pacers
This week was a pacer week, so we had a team of dedicated runners all running to achieve a specific time to help other parkrunners to do the same. Here's how well they did in hitting their alloted timeslot

20 mins Innes Fullerton 20 : 18
22 mins No pacer  
24 mins Guy Scudder 23 : 42
26 mins Chris Sewell 25 : 32
28 mins Andrew Yapp (pictured) 28 : 00 (!!!)
30 mins Lynsey Hawkins 26 : 44
32 mins Anna Luff 31 : 42
34 mins Kellie Cocca 33 : 16
36 mins Maria Nichol 35 : 17
38 mins Annabel Marriott 37 : 57

Thank you to all of you for doing your bit, and well done to Andrew Yapp for hitting the time bang on the nose - I think some of the rest might need to go back to pacer school! ;o)

The full set of results can be accessed here.

Speaking of volunteers, thanks as usual to our merry band of helpers, who all deserve an extra round of applause. Go on, give them a clap right now - no one nearby will think you are strange - I promise.

Christopher SEWELL • Len MARTEN • Anna LUFF • Nicki EDWARDS • John WARNE • John STONEMAN • Andrew YAPP • Laura HAGUE • Maria NICHOL • Alison HARPER • Guy SCUDDER • Jane ROACH • Jacquie JORDAN • Kevin KEENAN • Anthony PERKINS • Malcolm BONIFACE • Jerry THOMPSON • Toby PEREIRA • Joby HUMM • Marie HALL • Claire GOOCH • Michael ELDRED • Sara PUMMERY • Amanda ROBERTS • Summer ROBERTS • Lucia ROBERTS • Simon HAWKINS • David FRANCIS • Innes FULLERTON • Lynsey HAWKINS • Annabel MARRIOTT • Natalie PEPPER • Matthew FREEMAN • Steven GRESHAM • Kellie COCCA • Roisin MCNAMARA

Looks like we still need a few for this week, so head on over to the Future Roster page and pick something to do.

Regards
 
John
Run Director
Great Notley parkrun - Facebook - Twitter - Strava - Flikr
Your Core Team:-
Len - Dan - Chris - John - Nicki - Pete - Jenna - Jane
 
Great Notley junior parkrun
Do you have an eager young runner that you can't keep up with? Or have a youngster whose little legs are not quite up to running 5km? Well you now have the 2km Great Notley junior parkrun event to consider.
It starts at 9am every Sunday and its aimed at juniors between 4yrs and 14yrs old AND they can run unaccompanied! If they already have a barcode, it'll work at the junior event too - no need to re-register!
 
Running to raise money for Charity
If you'd like to support our growing number of runners who are raising money for worthy causes, visit our Raising Money for Charity page, there's also details on there on how you can add your charity to the page.

Great Notley parkrun on YouTube Independent Course Reviews
How to work the Pop Up sign
Guide to the Visually Impaired
John's Shakespearean Runner's Brief
Event 170 Run Report
Steve Stockwell - 29th Jun 2014
Carry on Running Video - 28th Jun 2014 (pt2)
Chris Holt - 3rd Jul 2014
Mark Brown - 29th Nov 2014 (Winter Route)
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Help your parkrun Help the Country Parks
You can donate to Great Notley parkrun through our About Us page and a small percentage of your donation will also help start up new parkruns. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page. When you buy a car park ticket or a season ticket all profit goes back into the Country Parks, including Great Notley Country Park.
The money is used for things like the upkeep of the paths and even our new permanent sign posts.
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Lily’s Cafe at Notley Groovy ERS Barcodes
You can find us in Lily’s Cafe processing your results and enjoying a cuppa, a meaty salad or a slice of cake. Why not come along and have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers?
 
Present your barcode for a 10% discount on all* food and drink produced at the cafe.
*excludes retail items like canned drinks, crisps etc
Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer?
 
 
You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. They come in great little keyring cards, credit card style or wristbands! Top Tip: Keep a spare in your shoe and never forget your barcode again!
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Strava MapMyRun Runtastic Endomondo Garmin
Summer Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route
Winter Route (v1) Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route
Winter Route (v2) In Progress Show Route In Progress Show Route Show Route

Don't forget to pay attention during the runner's brief because special course changes could come into effect during ANY event!

 

Event #191 (6th Jan 2018)

Volunteers with Mark Layzell
HELLO EVERYONE, sorry this is a bit late - but life got in the way of parkrun. A short (but sweet, I hope) run report then, we had 259 people running, with 41 first timers and 21 PBs - well done to all who took part. Good to see so many New Year Resolutions staying resolute, but will you keep it up next Saturday? I hope so. First across the line was Innes Fullerton who has really started producing some great times of late, and first woman home was Debbie Cattermole.

Rather bizarrely we had NOBODY complete a milestone run this week, which is a bit of a turn up, but special mention should go to Mark Layzell from Luton who visited us as part of his mission to run 100 different parkruns around the country. You can read more about Mark's adventures and his opinion of Great Notley on his blog - especially as he says nice things about me! ;o)

Don't forget that next week is a pacer week, so you have another chance to cling on to someone's coat tails on your way to a fast time...
 
The full set of results can be accessed here.
 
As ever, a big shout out to this week's volunteers: Alison HARPER • Anthony PERKINS • Chris WATKINSON • David HOWARD • Emma SPOONER • Emma STIRLAND • Ian LENNARD • Jacquie JORDAN • Jelena GUNNER • Jo ELDRED • John STONEMAN • Kevan PACK • Laura HAGUE • Len MARTEN • Liz WILLIAMSON • Lynne CULHAM • Lynsey HAWKINS • Malcolm BONIFACE • Matthew PERKINS • Michael ELDRED • Michelle EDNEY • Neil PETERS • Neil SPOONER • Nicki EDWARDS • Simon HAWKINS • Sindy GODBOLD

 
Regards
 
John
Run Director
Great Notley parkrun - Facebook - Twitter - Strava - Flikr
Your Core Team:-
Len - Dan - Chris - John - Nicki - Pete - Jenna - Jane
 
Great Notley junior parkrun
Do you have an eager young runner that you can't keep up with? Or have a youngster whose little legs are not quite up to running 5km? Well you now have the 2km Great Notley junior parkrun event to consider.
It starts at 9am every Sunday and its aimed at juniors between 4yrs and 14yrs old AND they can run unaccompanied! If they already have a barcode, it'll work at the junior event too - no need to re-register!
 
Running to raise money for Charity
If you'd like to support our growing number of runners who are raising money for worthy causes, visit our Raising Money for Charity page, there's also details on there on how you can add your charity to the page.

Great Notley parkrun on YouTube Independent Course Reviews
How to work the Pop Up sign
Guide to the Visually Impaired
John's Shakespearean Runner's Brief
Event 170 Run Report
Steve Stockwell - 29th Jun 2014
Carry on Running Video - 28th Jun 2014 (pt2)
Chris Holt - 3rd Jul 2014
Mark Brown - 29th Nov 2014 (Winter Route)
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Help your parkrun Help the Country Parks
You can donate to Great Notley parkrun through our About Us page and a small percentage of your donation will also help start up new parkruns. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page. When you buy a car park ticket or a season ticket all profit goes back into the Country Parks, including Great Notley Country Park.
The money is used for things like the upkeep of the paths and even our new permanent sign posts.
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Lily’s Cafe at Notley Groovy ERS Barcodes
You can find us in Lily’s Cafe processing your results and enjoying a cuppa, a meaty salad or a slice of cake. Why not come along and have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers?
 
Present your barcode for a 10% discount on all* food and drink produced at the cafe.
*excludes retail items like canned drinks, crisps etc
Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer?
 
 
You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. They come in great little keyring cards, credit card style or wristbands! Top Tip: Keep a spare in your shoe and never forget your barcode again!
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Strava MapMyRun Runtastic Endomondo Garmin
Summer Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route
Winter Route (v1) Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route
Winter Route (v2) In Progress Show Route In Progress Show Route Show Route

Don't forget to pay attention during the runner's brief because special course changes could come into effect during ANY event!

 

Event #190 (1st Jan 2018)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

With a bit of planning (referring to the event map and checking to see if they've got an event running on the compendium page) it's possible, just this one time of year, to run not one but TWO parkruns on the same day! That's because when events opt in to run a New Year's Day event they can pick what time they'd prefer to start.

NYD Start!

It's like a normal Saturday except it's on a Monday and you get to run in two different parkruns - okay, maybe nothing like a Saturday parkrun.

Halstead Road Runners

Many of you took up the opportunity, with some of you running in two events and some of you volunteering at one event whilst running at a second. By mashing together some data into Excel, turning the magic handle, here are some "double" related numbers for you...

First Event Second Event Runners
Great Notley Chelmsford Central 86
Maldon Prom Chelmsford Central 50
Castle Park Chelmsford Central 13
Great Notley Colchester Castle 9
Great Notley Great Cornard 2
Maldon Prom Colchester Castle 2

Alec

I've compiled some of the results side by side below. It's interesting to see those that run consistently across both events - and some even run faster in the second event.


Great Notley to Chelmsford Central - Results Summary

Alan CHAMBERS 27:05 29:04
Alec LODGE 27:11 29:10
Andrew TIETJEN 32:24 33:19
Anna BAMBRIDGE 26:59 28:24
Anna LUFF 28:50 32:26
Andrew Michael CONWAY 20:02 20:00
Anthony DICKENSON 34:27 31:58
Antony WALLACE 37:00 37:06
Cara NICOL 27:40 26:27
Charlotte BALL 29:12 28:20
Christopher SEWELL 24:07 22:59
Craig VERNON 29:34 32:13
Damian BARRETT 24:03 52:05
Dan BUCKLEY 24:11 23:10
Daniel RIBBITS 24:18 23:23
Darren SAINSBURY 27:37 26:59
David CHATTERJEE 28:36 27:30
David LINDSAY 23:22 33:04
Dawn BARNARD 27:55 27:53
Elizabeth DAVIES 19:00 20:15
Ella KNIGHT 25:43 32:23
Emily PREDEBON 27:26 26:19
Gary JOSLIN 24:37 49:25
George CHAMBERS 26:42 30:51
Graeme ST LEGER 22:39 21:38
Helen MOULD 34:34 33:18
Iain HUNTER 28:31 28:46
Ian CARDY 23:21 22:51
Jackie STRETTON 23:21 36:46
James GALLIFANT 30:06 30:01
James HENDERSON 25:54 27:04
Jamie SMITH 26:37 26:51
Jayne VERNON 36:59 36:44

Jayne and Tony

Jayne at Chelmsford Central

Jenny BARRETT 27:43 28:27
Jo ROULSON 27:54 28:34
Joanna DICKENSON 34:27 31:57
Jon SPRULES 31:29 22:49
Karl HILLMAN 27:51 28:24

Halstead Road Runners

Katy SODEAU 29:42 30:52
Ken HOYE 19:07 21:26
Laurie GLENDINNING 28:35 27:32
Layla BARRETT 35:52 33:58
Lena LEINEMANN 25:44 32:23
Leonardo WEBSTER 20:36 20:09
Lisa LEINEMANN 28:23 32:23
Luca PREDEBON 27:25 21:18
Lynsey HAWKINS 29:48 27:44
Maia India BARRETT 35:39 31:41
Marisa CHRISTIE 30:07 27:35
Mark CHRISTIE 32:46 29:29
Martin BROWN 26:44 24:24
Martin WATSON 23:28 33:34
Matt KNIGHT 24:02 22:22
Matt MEAD 25:04 23:54
Maureen WILSON 28:12 29:09
Miles GLOVER 27:31 27:27
Nathan ROULSON 22:25 33:09
Neil CHURCHILL 25:18 23:45
Neil JOHNSON 22:06 21:11
Neil MAPES 27:19 24:42
Nicole SMITH 28:09 28:34
Nigel COCKRELL 25:59 24:08
Nikki BROCKBANK 22:11 33:04
Paul ANDERSON 23:26 33:07
Paul MOORE 24:10 22:52
Peter BRYAN 25:50 25:51
Peter CHUBB 23:28 33:08
Rachael ROUGHAN 25:03 48:52
Richard ROBERTS 32:21 32:10
Russell DAVIES 19:11 21:10
Sam WOLTON 25:45 57:24
Samantha BILBIE 23:29 33:04

Sam Bilbie

Samantha CHAMBERS 29:25 29:11
Samuel CEBOLLA 21:58 24:06
Sandra PAVITT 32:05 30:49
Sarah CONWAY 30:05 27:57
Sean STERRY 24:09 23:31
Simon HAWKINS 29:47 27:44
Steve HANKINSON 26:31 26:15
Theo BARRETT 27:39 28:57
Tom DAVIES 20:58 20:35
Tom FRYATT 26:15 26:53
Trevor MILLARD 28:01 26:47
Vicky ANNIS 23:19 22:52
William KNIGHT 29:18 32:22
Zoe GRESHAM 34:29 34:08


Great Notley to Colchester Castle - Results Summary

Arabella GILBY 24:47 24:25
Debra PORTER 29:13 29:21
Doug PORTER 28:24 29:32
Ian LENNARD 28:21 28:43
James PORTER 22:43 22:04
Jane ROACH 32:49 32:39

Jane and Michelle

Joby HUMM 26:22 28:00
Michelle EDNEY 32:50 32:39
Simon MORGAN 21:33 23:58


Great Notley to Great Cornard - Results Summary

Andrew SCARLETT 24:54 24:04
Piotr BULACZ 19:52 19:39

Now if running at Great Notley parkrun, driving to another event, then running another parkrun sounds like a lot of fun - imagine how much fun you could have if you RAN from Great Notley to the next event!?

That's exactly what three groups of runners did from Great Notley to Chelmsford Central parkrun.

What started as a bit of a "could it actually be done?" challenge back on New Years Day in 2015, probably over a pint at a Springfield Striders chat, has now become a bit of a New Year's Day tradition and many club runners now join the group.

Paul Anderson

Sam organised the runners into three groups, 6.30 min/milers, 7.30 min/milers and 8 min/milers, here are some of those Great Notley to Chelmsford Central stats again for those that ran between events!

Runners head off for Chelmsford
Liz and accompanying 6min 30s per mile runners head off for Chelmsford

Andrew Michael CONWAY 20:02 20:00
Damian BARRETT 24:03 52:05
David LINDSAY 23:22 33:04
Elizabeth DAVIES 19:00 20:15

Liz Davies

Jackie STRETTON 23:21 36:46
Ken HOYE 19:07 21:26
Martin WATSON 23:28 33:34
Nathan ROULSON 22:25 33:09
Nikki BROCKBANK 22:11 33:04
Paul ANDERSON 23:26 33:07
Peter CHUBB 23:28 33:08
Rachael ROUGHAN 25:03 48:52
Russell DAVIES 19:11 21:10
Sam WOLTON 25:45 57:24
Samantha BILBIE 23:29 33:04

(There was also Tracy English, Megan Evans, Rebecca Rowley and Wes Atkins but they didn't appear to scan/have barcodes)

Paul Anderson at Chelmsford Central parkrun

Well done to everyone that ran two events, we hope you enjoyed the experience!

Pete Blethyn
 
The full set of results can be accessed here.

Halstead Road Runner

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
A very special thank you to the New Year's Day Volunteers - no really. It was quite a challenge getting volunteers for this event and again you stepped forward - a matter of days after Event 189 and with so many runners wanting to start 2018 running!

So a massive round of applause to all of this event's volunteers:-

Amanda ROBERTS • Annabel MARRIOTT • Anthony PERKINS • Chris HOPKINSON • Chris MCCANN • Daniel WARDEN • David HOWARD • Gemma HODGSON • Karen DAVEY • Ken HILLS • Kris REYNOLDS • Lawrence COULSON • Len MARTEN • Lucia ROBERTS • Malcolm BONIFACE • Matthew FREEMAN • Michael ELDRED • Myles COULSON • Nicki EDWARDS • Nicola FREEMAN • Paula MARTEN • Philip WOOD • Saffron HAWKINS • Stacey POLLARD

Now I'm not being biased at all, but a special shout out to Wifey (Paula Marten) for stepping up 7 mins before the run start to be one of your timekeepers - you were obviously superb, especially as you've got a head full of cold too!

Paula Marten, super timekeeper...
Paula, super time keeper - especially when teamed up with the mighty Malcolm Boniface.

greatnotleyhelpers@parkrun.com

Volunteers

Finish Tokens

Well done to Acacia Hawkins who ran her 10th run and proudly enters the 10 Club, as well as bruv Haydn Hawkins who ran his 50th, along with James Conway and Nicole Smith - and I nearly forgot Matt Mead who joins the 100 Club - spectacular effort to you all for arranging to hit those targets on New Year's Day!
 
Ashwin, wot no alarm clock?
I propose we have a whip round and buy Ashwin a really
loud alarm clock, he could break records ;-)

2017 Achievements!
If you've got any big achievements or stories from your time at Great Notley parkrun, we'd love to hear about them. Drop them in the mailbox, or write them in the big orange Guestbook!
The Guestbook!

And Finally...
Phew, okay that's it - the end of the longest run report - like, ever. If you're a stats monkey, I hope you've enjoyed it ;-)

I hand over to the mighty John Stoneman for the next two events - he's in need of lots of volunteers, so don't be shy - please step forward and help him out (I will be!).

The event on the 6th Jan coincides with the Cross Country Championships that also take place in the park, so look out for critical updates and any route changes that may need to applied. Listen to the briefing!

Regards
 
Len
Run Director
Great Notley parkrun - Facebook - Twitter - Strava - Flikr
Your Core Team:-
Len - Dan - Chris - John - Nicki - Pete - Jenna - Jane
 
Great Notley junior parkrun
Do you have an eager young runner that you can't keep up with? Or have a youngster whose little legs are not quite up to running 5km? Well you now have the 2km Great Notley junior parkrun event to consider.
It starts at 9am every Sunday and its aimed at juniors between 4yrs and 14yrs old AND they can run unaccompanied! If they already have a barcode, it'll work at the junior event too - no need to re-register!
 
Running to raise money for Charity
If you'd like to support our growing number of runners who are raising money for worthy causes, visit our Raising Money for Charity page, there's also details on there on how you can add your charity to the page.

Great Notley parkrun on YouTube Independent Course Reviews
How to work the Pop Up sign
Guide to the Visually Impaired
John's Shakespearean Runner's Brief
Event 170 Run Report
Steve Stockwell - 29th Jun 2014
Carry on Running Video - 28th Jun 2014 (pt2)
Chris Holt - 3rd Jul 2014
Mark Brown - 29th Nov 2014 (Winter Route)
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Help your parkrun Help the Country Parks
You can donate to Great Notley parkrun through our About Us page and a small percentage of your donation will also help start up new parkruns. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page. When you buy a car park ticket or a season ticket all profit goes back into the Country Parks, including Great Notley Country Park.
The money is used for things like the upkeep of the paths and even our new permanent sign posts.
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Lily’s Cafe at Notley Groovy ERS Barcodes
You can find us in Lily’s Cafe processing your results and enjoying a cuppa, a meaty salad or a slice of cake. Why not come along and have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers?
 
Present your barcode for a 10% discount on all* food and drink produced at the cafe.
*excludes retail items like canned drinks, crisps etc
Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer?
 
 
You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. They come in great little keyring cards, credit card style or wristbands! Top Tip: Keep a spare in your shoe and never forget your barcode again!
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Strava MapMyRun Runtastic Endomondo Garmin
Summer Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route
Winter Route (v1) Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route
Winter Route (v2) In Progress Show Route In Progress Show Route Show Route

Don't forget to pay attention during the runner's brief because special course changes could come into effect during ANY event!

 

Event #189 (30th Dec 2017)

What a great way to end a whole year of parkruns!

Despite the crazy wind that nearly blew Nicki away, and the bonkers amount of rain we had the night before, it was actually very mild. Chris and Toby, who set out the course, reported a very puddley course (well actually, that was Jane's description!).

Across 54 events that made up 2017 we had 13,069 parkrunners cross the line and that was only possible because 1,507 volunteer positions were filled by you lovely lot.

Great Notley parkrun started on 28th June 2014. Since then 4,525 participants have completed 32,961 parkruns covering a total distance of 164,805 km, including 6,798 new Personal Bests.

If you're new to Great Notley parkrun, here's a quick look at what you missed!

January February
January February
March April
March April
May June
May June
July August
July August
September October
September October
November December
November December

If you had set yourself any goals for 2017 we do hope you achieved them. Whether you had set yourself a goal to get yourself more active, ring the PB bell or a little more ambitious like Andreea who wanted to cross the line today and notch up 1,000km in the year - well done all of you!

If Sean Bennett's goal was to enter the 100 Club in 2017, he achieved that at this event, and he very nearly finished in 100th position but came in at 101st just behind Oliver Pereira.

If you had promised yourself at the beginning of the year that you were going to volunteer more and help run your event and you did - well that's a pretty cool goal too and we'd just like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered throughout 2017.

Many thanks to today's volunteers:-

Abbi RUGGLES • Ann G JOHNSON • Anthony PERKINS • Brendan WHELAN • Brian COLLINS • Chris MCCANN • Daniel RIBBITS • David HOWARD • Denise BONIFACE • Gerard GEURTS • Gwen TAYLOR • Helen PEPPER • Jane ROACH • Joseph ROOK • Kevan PACK • Len MARTEN • Malcolm BONIFACE • Mary O' SULLIVAN • Matthew FREEMAN • Maureen WILSON • Michael ELDRED • Natalie PEPPER • Neil JOHNSON • Nicki EDWARDS • Paula MARTEN • Richard BALLARD • Toby PEREIRA

Nicki, Abbi and Joe
Nicki, Abbi and Joe, just some of today's volunteers

Best Birthday wishes to both Mandy and Joby Humm who had their 40th Birthday party on Friday night - you'd never know ;-)

Joby pre-run
Pre-Run Joby

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The Atkinson Family, finishing in 45mins.

This week 215 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The full set of results can be accessed here.
 
Many thanks to Nicki and Joe who helped handle the very technical auto-queue system this morning...

Joe and Nicki managing the auto-queue system...

Which helped produce this...

Which brings me neatly onto your New Years Day event. The only opportunity you'll get to run in TWO parkruns on the same day. Our Christmas Day and New Year's Day information page has further details.

If you check out the roster you'll see we still need a few volunteers. If you can help out at the event, which is only a day away, would be much appreciated!

Today was a blast, we're all looking forward to seeing you back in the park on Monday!
 
Regards
 
Len
Run Director
Great Notley parkrun - Facebook - Twitter - Strava - Flikr
Your Core Team:-
Len - Dan - Chris - John - Nicki - Pete - Jenna - Jane
 
Great Notley junior parkrun
Do you have an eager young runner that you can't keep up with? Or have a youngster whose little legs are not quite up to running 5km? Well you now have the 2km Great Notley junior parkrun event to consider.
It starts at 9am every Sunday and its aimed at juniors between 4yrs and 14yrs old AND they can run unaccompanied! If they already have a barcode, it'll work at the junior event too - no need to re-register!
 
Running to raise money for Charity
If you'd like to support our growing number of runners who are raising money for worthy causes, visit our Raising Money for Charity page, there's also details on there on how you can add your charity to the page.

Great Notley parkrun on YouTube Independent Course Reviews
How to work the Pop Up sign
Guide to the Visually Impaired
John's Shakespearean Runner's Brief
Event 170 Run Report
Steve Stockwell - 29th Jun 2014
Carry on Running Video - 28th Jun 2014 (pt2)
Chris Holt - 3rd Jul 2014
Mark Brown - 29th Nov 2014 (Winter Route)
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Help your parkrun Help the Country Parks
You can donate to Great Notley parkrun through our About Us page and a small percentage of your donation will also help start up new parkruns. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page. When you buy a car park ticket or a season ticket all profit goes back into the Country Parks, including Great Notley Country Park.
The money is used for things like the upkeep of the paths and even our new permanent sign posts.
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Lily’s Cafe at Notley Groovy ERS Barcodes
You can find us in Lily’s Cafe processing your results and enjoying a cuppa, a meaty salad or a slice of cake. Why not come along and have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers?
 
Present your barcode for a 10% discount on all* food and drink produced at the cafe.
*excludes retail items like canned drinks, crisps etc
Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer?
 
 
You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. They come in great little keyring cards, credit card style or wristbands! Top Tip: Keep a spare in your shoe and never forget your barcode again!
. . ... . . . . ... . .
Strava MapMyRun Runtastic Endomondo Garmin
Summer Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route
Winter Route (v1) Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route Show Route
Winter Route (v2) In Progress Show Route In Progress Show Route Show Route

Don't forget to pay attention during the runner's brief because special course changes could come into effect during ANY event!

 

Event #188 (25th Dec 2017)

For me, Christmas is all about family. Whether we’re gathering around an enormous turkey, to exchange gifts or to share in a glass of mulled wine - it’s just a great time of year.

parkrun for me is exactly the same, we’re a big family and every Saturday is our “Christmas”.

Anna and Chris elves

So a Christmas Day parkrun is a very special time indeed. The family that has built up at our favourite muddy little park in a small corner of North Essex has become very precious to all of us so, it was great to share that special time of year with my “other family”. Thank you.

Our parkrun family
Our parkrun family on Christmas morning

The Vernon Stocking

A very special thank you to the volunteers...

Mike Eldred was your photographer, without whom, this report would be pretty dull. Mike has volunteered to photograph at ALL of the events throughout the festive period!

Charlotte, Martha and Sam were your Bar Code scanners.

Sam and Martha May Scanners
Sam and Martha Barcode Scanners

Amr Ziko stepped in to hand out Finish Tokens on the morning and Mary O’Sullivan was joined by Sharon Carroll to manage the stopwatches.

Timekeeper Mary
Timekeeper Mary

Tony Perkins, Kenny Carlyon and Stephen Finch were your most excellent Marshals with Andreea Bornaz and Nicola Freeman who were also out on the course who made sure you all got back safely.

A Tony pressie!
A Tony pressie crosses the line

Chris Hopkinson, Matthew Freeman, Roger Frampton and Steff Jiggins worked tirelessly before the event to train the volunteers and arrange for some of the key signs and finish funnel to be set up.

I’ve pinged an e-mail to Father Christmas who has confirmed that all of the volunteers are most definitely on his “Good Little Boys” and “Good Little Girls” lists - as are all those that remembered their barcodes and gave back our Finish Tokens.

We had a bit of excitement at the start when Father Christmas, clearly still pumped up and excited from his night shift, jumped the start a little ;-)
Father Christmas jumps the start!

Has the Christmas Day parkrun at Great Notley become a bit of tradition for you yet?

Looks like it may have been for Andreea, Nicola, Charlotte, Martha, Tony and Mary who helped out last year too! Shall we pop you all on the roster for Christmas Day 2018? ;-)

At last year’s Christmas Day event we had 102 runners and this year we had 125. Nine of you achieved personal bests and ten of you were first timers.

Now normally we’d be a little bit excited about first timers at the event, but not when we’re running with very minimal signs.

We would normally be fine unless we get a really fast visitor who doesn’t have anyone to run with - like James Tucker, a 17 minuter tourist from York.

...and whilst we really did think he was never to be seen again, here he is finishing in a pretty respectable 18.23

Fast tourist finished
James Tucker didn’t get lost!

The Great Notley junior event ran as normal on Christmas Eve and I know of at least one junior who ran on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Were there any others?
Liam ran the junior parkrun on Christmas Eve
Liam ran on Christmas Eve too

There was clearly some residual reindeer magic dust in the park because quite a lot of you were flying round!

Paula and chums flying!

Flying Vernons!

Flying Father Christmas!

Stuart Hammond, Great Notley junior parkrun Run Director, ran his 100th parkrun on Christmas Day!
Stuart finishing his 100th run
Stuart Hammond approaching the finish line for the 100th time

...which was a little ironic, because I had to tell Chris off for wearing his 100 Club Shirt - which I’m sure is breaking some rules somewhere now he is a member of the 250 Club ;-)

It was also Philip Wood and Sam Walton birthdays!
Birthday parkrunner!

The full set of results can be accessed here.
 
A great event which I thoroughly enjoyed and by the looks of the photographs you did too!

We need quite a few volunteers for both the Saturday 30th Dec event as well as the New Year’s Day so if you or your chums can help out at these next two events ping us an e-mail at greatnotleyhelpers@parkrun.com

Regards
 
Len
Run Director
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Great Notley junior parkrun
Do you have an eager young runner that you can't keep up with? Or have a youngster whose little legs are not quite up to running 5km? Well you now have the 2km Great Notley junior parkrun event to consider.
It starts at 9am every Sunday and its aimed at juniors between 4yrs and 14yrs old AND they can run unaccompanied! If they already have a barcode, it'll work at the junior event too - no need to re-register!
 
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If you'd like to support our growing number of runners who are raising money for worthy causes, visit our Raising Money for Charity page, there's also details on there on how you can add your charity to the page.

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The money is used for things like the upkeep of the paths and even our new permanent sign posts.
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You can find us in Lily’s Cafe processing your results and enjoying a cuppa, a meaty salad or a slice of cake. Why not come along and have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers?
 
Present your barcode for a 10% discount on all* food and drink produced at the cafe.
*excludes retail items like canned drinks, crisps etc
Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer?
 
 
You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. They come in great little keyring cards, credit card style or wristbands! Top Tip: Keep a spare in your shoe and never forget your barcode again!
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