Greenwich parkrun Event #459 – 13th October 2018

Run Director: Wole ODELE

In what turned out to be the warmest mid-October day for 17 years, a total of 253 people turned up to run, jog and walk the course for our 459th run. There were 25 first timers.

PB Hall of Fame

Kudos to the speedy 28 people who recorded new PBs in blustery conditions. Robert HICKS’ 22nd PB in 49 runs at Avery Hill, was the most eye-catching as he improved by 2 seconds to finish in 20:38. Emma MANTON got her 4th PB to finish in 25:26. Perhaps spurred on by cheering family members in the volunteer team, Martin TYNAN secured a 6th PB in 28 runs here to take the last place on the PB Hall of Fame for this week.

Milestones

Congratulations to Matteo TOSI (JM11-14), who was our only milestone runner as he completed his 10th run to make a claim for the white club tshirt. All of Matteo’s runs have been at Avery Hill.

Male Placings

Fadie SHAMOON (VM35-39) of JP Morgan Running Club was first through the funnel in a new PB of 18:43 on his 3rd run here, followed by Ian MILLER (VM45-49) of Cambridge Harriers in 19:20 and Tom CHANTRY (VM35-39) of Greenwich Park Wanderers in 19:40.

Female Placings

Victoria BASQUILL (VW45-49) of Serpentine RC was first through the funnel in 20:01 (5th overall), followed by Alexandra CLAESSENS (JW15-17) of DofE in 21:02 (18th overall) and Emma GRIFFITHS (SW30-34) was next in 22:12 for 34th overall position.

See the Greenwich parkrun Results Page for full results and a complete event history.

Hi-Viz Heroes

The event was made possible by the following 25 volunteers:

Paul MCCRONE • Wole ODELE • Francis LEE • Simon HANCE • Hugh BOYLE • John SUFFIELD • Julian BARTLETT • Lydia MCLAREN-GEORGE • Kev HUTCHINSON • Ian SCOTT • Colin MACKENZIE • Kieran FOWLER WRIGHT • Caitlin FOWLER WRIGHT • Susan DIXON • Sally CARR • Stephen LOCKWOOD • Gavin HOSE • Lauren BELL • Kalina CHRISTEV • May BELL • Catherine TYNAN • Emer TYNAN • Amelie KLANGA • John WOODLEY • Trisha O'REILLY

Greenwich parkrun started on 6th March 2010. Since then 7,583 participants have completed 65,056 parkruns covering a total distance of 325,280 km, including 10,549 new Personal Bests.

Report by Wole Odele
 

Greenwich parkrun #458, 6th October 2018 – International parkrun Day

Run Director: Alicia Lovejoy

Kudos to the 50 people who set new PBs this week as 267 people ran, jogged and walked the course on International parkrun day – the 14th anniversary of parkrun’s founding. 32 of the finishers were first timers, including 17 people who were registering their first ever parkrun.

PBs

Rachel MYERSCOUGH’s run was the pick of the record breakers as she set her 17th PB in 50 runs and her 4th improvement in successive weeks! The following regulars were the only other record-breakers to have run here over 20 times.

  • Curtis MAY - 33 runs
  • Lola KEABLE - 30 runs
  • Sarah HORNSEY - 23 runs

Milestones

Congrats to Keith FARQUHAR, who was the only one completing a milestone run on the day, as he completed his 50th run in a time of 22:51, just 3 seconds shy of his best. All of Keith’s runs have been recorded at Avery Hill Park.

Male Placings

Martyn MILLARD(SM25-29) of New Eltham Joggers was first through the funnel in a PB of 18:00 on his second visit here. Pedro REIS (VM40-44) finished next in 19:17, followed by Steve MCCOURT (VM45-49) of Clapham Chasers in a PB of 19:47.

 

Female Placings

Alexandra CLAESSENS (JW15-17) of DofEwas first through the funnel in 21:10, followed by Emma GRIFFITHS (SW30-34) in 22:26 and Hannah HOPPER (JW15-17) of Cambridge Harriers in 22:38.

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

 

Hi-vis Heroes

The event was made possible by the following 27 volunteers: Alicia LOVEJOY • Gerard Francis THOMPSON • Sarah LINFORD • Paul MCCRONE • Wole ODELE • Francis LEE • Simon HANCE • Hugh BOYLE • Maggie WATSON • Simon CAPEY • Keith HIGGINS • Katie BARRETTA • Julian BARTLETT • Lydia MCLAREN-GEORGE • Ian SCOTT • Martin HANCE • Andy JAMES • Sarah PAYNE • Paul WALKER • Julie LOCKWOOD • William MATTHEWS • Aodhan BOYLE • Lauren BELL • May BELL • Amelie KLANGA • Thomas LINFORD • John WOODLEY

Greenwich parkrun started on 6th March 2010. Since then 7,558 participants have completed 64,803 parkruns covering a total distance of 324,015 km, including 10,521 new Personal Bests.

Report by Wole Odele
 

Greenwich parkrun #457, 29th September 2018

Run Director: William MATTHEWS

For the last run in September, we welcomed 25 first timers amongst the field of 278 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. 11 of the first-timers were recording their first ever parkrun. The combination of the chilly conditions and the availability of pacemakers on our designated pacer week led to a massive 61 new PBs! Kudos to all!

PBs

Sally DORRELL’s 19th PB in 185 runs was the pick of the lot, followed by Peter COLLINS with a 6th PB in 147 runs. Sally CARR got an incredible 27th PB in 84 runs, and for Rebecca LARKIN, it was a 4th best in 71 runs. Mary SLOAN’s 14th PB was achieved after 68 runs, whilst Colin GARLAND must have been doubly-delighted with his 9th PB in 64 runs as it was achieved on his 100th milestone run.

Alison SHELDON got a 17th PB in 53 runs and namesake Alison UNSWORTH was another regular with a double celebration as she set a 10th PB on her 50th milestone run.

Other regulars making it to the week’s PB Hall of Fame include:

  • Rachel MYERSCOUGH - 49 runs
  • Alexandra COOPER - 49 runs
  • Stephen BARTLEY - 46 runs
  • Mark DAVEY - 37 runs
  • Alex HART - 35 runs
  • Guy WILKINS - 31 runs
  • John CUNNINGHAM - 31 runs
  • Colin MOODY - 31 runs
  • Holly DIXON - 26 runs
  • Nicholas HADINGHAM – 26 runs
  • James HILTON - 20 runs

Milestones

Congratulations to Ian James BARTLETT (150), Colin GARLAND (100) and Alison UNSWORTH  (50) on completion of their milestone runs. 64 of Colin’s runs have been completed here whilst all of Ian and Alison’s runs were recorded at Avery Hill Park.

Male Placings

It was a close finish at the front of the pack with Liam MCLAUGHLIN (SM25-29) getting the coveted No. 1 finish token with a time of 18:19, followed by Christian POULTON (VM50-54) of Cambridge Harriers in 18:25. Next through the funnel was first-timer James EMSON (SM30-34) in 18:38.

 

Female Placings

Holly DIXON (SW20-24)of Greenwich Tritons opened the PB flood-gate as she finished in 19:00 (6th overall). This was Holly’s 13th PB in 26 runs. Club-mate Isabelle STONEHAM (JW11-14) also recorded a PB to finish next in 21:04 (16th overall) and Maria HJORTH (VW50-54) of New Eltham Joggers, was next in 22:38 (38th overall)

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

Hi-vis Heroes

Massive thanks to the 29 volunteers who made the event happen: Wole ODELE • Phillip LLOYD • Francis LEE • Hugh BOYLE • Terry WOOTTON • Dich Phat SAM • Cathryn KENNEDY • Lydia MCLAREN-GEORGE • Kerry GALLAGHER • Pippa BELL • Ben HOWARTH • Martin HANCE • Sarah PAYNE • Jacquie ALLIX • John SPENCER • William MATTHEWS • Aodhan BOYLE • Matt EDWARDS • Thomas MARSH • Gavin HOSE • Lauren BELL • Alison SHELDON • Kalina CHRISTEV • May BELL • David MEARS • Amelie KLANGA • Una PALMER • John WOODLEY • Robert SCOTT

Greenwich parkrun started on 6th March 2010. Since then 7,526 participants have completed 64,536 parkruns covering a total distance of 322,680 km, including 10,471 new Personal Bests.

Report by Wole Odele
 

Greenwich parkrun #456, 22nd September 2018

Run Directors: Aodhan Boyle and Hugh BOYLE

The penultimate run in September saw 264 people running, jogging and walking the course. The number included 17 first timers, 10 of whom were recording their first ever parkrun. Favourable running conditions saw a total of 45 people recording new PBs.

PB Hall of Fame

Most eye-catching improvement was from Michael NESTOR’s 9th PB in 92 runs. Robert DEVANEY made it 2 on the trot with his 12th improvement in 70 runs and Roderick COOKEY-BRESI achieved an 11th PB in 69 runs.

Other regulars joining the PB-fest included

  • Rachel MYERSCOUGH - 48 runs
  • Robert HICKS - 47 runs
  • Catherine WARNER - 41 runs
  • Barry HADINGHAM - 29 runs
  • Janet THOMPSON - 26 runs
  •  Martine VAN DER LINGEN - 21 runs
  • Shola ELEREWE - 20 runs
  • George SISKOS - 20 runs

Milestones

Congratulations to Christopher TODD on completion of his 100th milestone run, 83 of which have been at Greenwich.

It was double delight for Robert HICKS who must be flying round Avery Hill Park these last few weeks with a PB on his 50th milestone run. Robert also achieved PBs on his 47th, 48th and 49th runs! All but 3 of his runs have been recorded here.

Male Placings

There were just 14 seconds separating the first and third finishers with first timer, Ian ELLWOOD (SM25-29) of Kent AC first to the funnel in 18:17, just ahead of Liam MCLAUGHLIN (SM25-29) in 18:19. James WALLACE (VM45-49) set a new PB of 18:31 to finish next on his 4th run.

Female Placings

Holly DIXON (SW20-24) of Greenwich Tritons was first to the funnel in 19:13 (7th overall) followed by Alexandra CLAESSENS (JW15-17) of DofE in 21:23 (24th overall). Next was Hannah HOPPER (JW15-17) of Cambridge Harriers in 21:37 (28th overall)

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

Hi-vis Heroes

Massive thanks to the volunteers for another successful event. This week’s heroes were: Paul MCCRONE • Wole ODELE • Francis LEE • Simon HANCE • Peppi-Marie FLETCHER • Hugh BOYLE • Ben REEVES • Kate EVAN-JONES • Kev HUTCHINSON • Ian SCOTT • Martin HANCE • John SPENCER • William MATTHEWS • Aodhan BOYLE • Andy WILTON • Susan DIXON • Sally CARR • Alison SHELDON • Kalina CHRISTEV • Amelie KLANGA • Benedetto BALDINI • Thomas LINFORD • Catherine TUCKER • John WOODLEY

More Greenwich parkrun magic is scheduled at the same place, same time next week. If you’ve taken photos at any of our runs, and are happy to share them with others, please join the Greenwich parkrun flickr group and add the photos you've taken as soon as possible after the run.   Instructions for uploading your pictures to the Greenwich parkrun photos page are available at the link: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/flickrtips/  Your pictures could even make it to the run report if uploaded ahead of the publication deadline!

Greenwich parkrun started on 6th March 2010. Since then 7,501 participants have completed 64,258 parkruns covering a total distance of 321,290 km, including 10,410 new Personal Bests.

Report by Wole Odele
 

Greenwich parkrun #455 – 15th September 2018

Run Director: Mavis WILLIAMS

Following on from last week’s record turnout of volunteers, this time round, one of our regular volunteers, Ian SCOTT, was recognised for his volunteering contribution with the award of Vitality Volunteer of the month. Ian is usually to be found marshalling the 1st or 2nd corner and has now volunteered 113 times at Greenwich, including stints as a tail walker and helping with pre-event setup. Ian’s prize of a goody bag was presented at the run by RD Mavis. Do keep a lookout in forthcoming parkrun newsletters for the official notification of his award.

FB_IMG_1537006448406 Ian (centre) getting his goody bag

250 people took the opportunity provided by our amazing volunteers to run, jog and walk the course, including 24 first timers, 14 of whom were recording their first parkrun.

PBs

Kudos to the 44 people who recorded new PBs in what looked like perfect running conditions.

Paul WALKER got his first PB in over 3 years with a 10th one in 80 runs. Last week, Rebecca LARKIN was just 2 seconds off her PB, undeterred, she was back again to improve by 3 seconds for a 3rd PB in 70 runs. Robert DEVANEY also secured his 11th improvement after 69 runs.

The following Greenwich parkrun regulars also made it to the exclusive PB Hall of Fame, having run here at least 20 times.

  • Rachel MYERSCOUGH - 47 runs
  • Robert HICKS - 46 runs
  • Stephen BARTLEY - 44 runs
  • Sara BRIMBLE - 21 runs

Milestones

Congratulations to Dean KEABLE who completed his 50th milestone run with his fastest run in over 5 years!  49 of Dean’s runs have been recorded here.

Male Placings

Sam MURPHY (SM25-29) was first through the funnel in a new PB of 17:18 on his second visit. Matthew PRESTON (VM45-49) of Cambridge Harriers was next in 18:34 followed by James BARNES (JM11-14), also of Cambridge Harriers in a new PB of 19:29 on his 8th run here.

Female Placings

James’ sister, Ailbhe BARNES (JW11-14) of Cambridge Harriers was first female through the funnel in 20:01 (9th overall). Isabelle STONEHAM (JW11-14) of Greenwich Tritons was next in a new PB of 21:22 on her 4th run here (20th overall), closely followed by Susan DIXON (VW50-54) of Cambridge Harriers in 21:29 for 21st overall position.

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

Hi-Vis Heroes

Massive thanks as always to the 24 volunteers who made it all possible:
Sarah LINFORD • Mavis WILLIAMS • Paul MCCRONE • Wole ODELE • Ian KING • Tina JOHNSON • Francis LEE • Simon HANCE • Hugh BOYLE • Julian BARTLETT • Shaun DONOVAN • Ian SCOTT • Simon REES • Martin HANCE • Aodhan BOYLE • Gavin HOSE • Kalina CHRISTEV • Amelie KLANGA • Una PALMER • Thomas LINFORD • Philip DEN BAES • Michael CATTERALL • John WOODLEY • Robert SCOTT

More Greenwich parkrun magic is scheduled at the same place, same time next week. If you’ve taken photos at any of our runs, and are happy to share them with others, please join the Greenwich parkrun flickr group and add the photos you've taken as soon as possible after the run.  Instructions for uploading your pictures to the Greenwich parkrun photos page are available at the link: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/flickrtips/ Your pictures could even make it to the run report if uploaded ahead of the publication deadline!

Greenwich parkrun started on 6th March 2010. Since then 7,484 participants have completed 63,994 parkruns covering a total distance of 319,970 km, including 10,365 new Personal Bests.

Report by Wole Odele
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