Greenwich parkrun #446 14th July 2018

Run Director: Linsey HOPKINS

This week 235 people ran, jogged and walked the course, for event 446. This number included 31 first timers, 14 of whom were recording their first ever parkrun.

PB Hall of Fame

Kudos to the speedy 29 who all recorded new PBs with five of them featuring in this week’s PB Hall of Fame.

Julie LOCKWOOD was the stand-out performer, getting her 18th PB in 63 runs and 3rd in her most recent 3 runs here. J B RAE-SMITH secured his 8th PB in 46 runs and Keith FARQUHAR’s 6th PB came after 39 runs. It was lucky no. 13 for Stephen BARTLEY as he got his 13th PB after 38 runs. Ronan YVENOU’s latest PB was achieved after 22 runs.

Milestones

Congratulations to Andy WILTON who was our sole milestone runner as he completed his 100th run in a time of 31:39. All of Andy’s runs have been at Avery Hill Park.

Male Placings

Dylan John BEAVER (VM40-44) of Central Park Athletics was first across the line in 18:24 on his 24th run here. First time parkrunner, James WALLACE     (VM45-49) was next in 18:48 and Keelan MACKLE    (SM25-29) of London FrontRunners was just behind in 18:54.

Female Placings

Rachel CLARKSON (SW30-34) was first through the funnel in a new PB of 21:25 on her third run, finishing in 23rd overall position. She was followed by first timer Francesca NEWBY (SW25-29) in 22:54 (43rd overall) and another first timer Olivia MAGEE-BROWN (JW11-14) in 22:59 (44th overall)

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

VolunCheers

The event was made possible by the following 22 volunteers: Alicia LOVEJOY • Gerard Francis THOMPSON • Wole ODELE • Francis LEE • Simon HANCE • Hugh BOYLE • Maggie WATSON • Jez COAD • Derek HOPKINS • Linsey HOPKINS • Frank FEARN • Ian SCOTT • Fionnuala BOYLE • Tom DALEY • Martin HANCE • Elaine SIDGWICK • Annette MAYES • David MEARS • Benedetto BALDINI • Andrew SIDGWICK • Robert SCOTT • Louis SAVAGE

We are always in need of volunteers, so please, see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Greenwich parkrun happen by joining our volunteer team.

Thanks to everyone involved with today’s run. 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 7,292 participants have completed 61,710 parkruns covering a total distance of 308,550 km, including 10,012 new Personal Bests.

Report by Wole Odele
 

Greenwich parkrun #445, 7th July 2018

Run Director: Linsey HOPKINS

With the temperature at a record 25°C at 9am, this was no parkrun day to be chasing PBs as RD Linsey advised the 225 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, in the pre-run brief.  A few people chose to run topless in mitigation of the very hot conditions. 21 of the finishers were first timers with 9 of them recording their first ever parkrun.

Not surprisingly the number of people setting PBs dropped significantly from the highs of recent weeks to 24 with just four of them making it to our exclusive PB Hall of Fame.

PB Hall of Fame

Topping the Hall of Fame this week is Dom FIORE who also PB’d last week, notching his 12th PB in 85 runs to take his best down to 18:14. Club-mate Matthew Preston’s PB streak is even more impressive with his 4th successive PB to take his best down to 17:55 for a 14th PB in 70 runs. Keith FARQUHAR got his 5th PB in 38 runs and Samuel MCLAREN-GEORGE got his 6th PB in 20 runs to take the final spot on this week’s PB Hall of Fame.

Milestones

Congrats to Sarah PAYNE who completed her 200th run, 186 of which have been at Greenwich. Alex ROWLES was our only other milestone runner, competing his 10th run in a new PB of 20:14

Male Placings

A topless Andy WHELAN (VM35-39) of Cambridge Harriers was first through the funnel for the second time in the last 2 weeks, recording a time of 16:52. Tom WEBB (VM45-49) of Kent AC was next to finish in a new PB of 17:28 and Matthew PRESTON (VM45-49), also of Cambridge Harriers, finished topless in a new PB of 17:55 to complete the top 3 places.

Female Placings

Rachel CLARKSON (SW30-34) was the first finisher (30th overall) in 22:05 on her 2nd run here.  Emma GRIFFITHS (SW25-29) was next in 22:58 (39th overall) and Maria HJORTH (VW50-54) of New Eltham Joggers was next in 23:25 (45th overall)

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

VolunCheers

The event was made possible by the following 23 volunteers: Gerard Francis THOMPSON • Sarah LINFORD • Wole ODELE • Francis LEE • Hugh BOYLE • Elizabeth REES • Keith HIGGINS • Linsey HOPKINS • Marta KURTY • Shaun DONOVAN • Frank FEARN • Ian SCOTT • Beth BAGNALL • Sam WHEELER • Fionnuala BOYLE • John SPENCER • Aodhan BOYLE • Liam LOCKWOOD • Gavin HOSE • Mary SLOAN • Thomas LINFORD • Robert SCOTT • Louis SAVAGE

We are always in need of volunteers, so please, see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Greenwich parkrun happen by joining our volunteer team.

Thanks to everyone involved with today’s run. 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 7,261 participants have completed 61,475 parkruns covering a total distance of 307,375 km, including 9,983 new Personal Bests.

Report by Wole Odele
 

Greenwich parkrun #444 30th June 2018 – Volunteers Galore!

Run Directors: Liam LOCKWOOD & Wole ODELE

A record turnout of 30 volunteers were on hand to make our last run in June happen, to the gratitude of the 264 finishers, including 22 first-timers, who ran, jogged and walked the course. Volunteer-in-chief was Duke of Edinburgh Award’s Liam LOCKWOOD who looked so comfortable delivering the pre-run brief that you couldn’t have guessed that it was his first time taking on the Run Director role.

PB Hall of Fame

Support from the record number of volunteers, which included 4 pacemakers, inspired 52 finishers to record new PBs. One of the inspired runners was Shaun DONOVAN whose last PB was in Oct 2016. He recorded his 19th PB on his 188th run to take his best down to 19:22. Sally DORRELL got a 15th PB in 175 runs and 2nd in consecutive weeks, whilst Mark JENKINSON recorded his 9th PB in 134 runs. Habitual PB-maker, Vincent LEGGETT, joined in the fun with a 22nd PB in 127 runs – his 9th PB this year.

Other runners joining them in this week’s PB Hall of Fame, having run here at least 20 times, include

  • Dom FIORE - 84 runs
  • Sally CARR - 79 runs
  • Matthew PRESTON - 69 runs
  • J B RAE-SMITH - 44 runs
  • Alison SHELDON - 42 runs
  • Stephen LOCKWOOD - 40 runs
  • Robert HICKS - 39 runs
  • David HARBOTTLE - 38 runs
  • Mark DAVEY - 30 runs
  • Ian MILLER - 30 runs
  • Walker SYACHALINGA - 30 runs
  • John CUNNINGHAM - 25 runs
  • Fredrik NORDGREN - 23 runs
  • Catherine TUCKER - 23 runs

Milestones

Congratulations to Marta KURTY on completion of her 50th run to stake a claim for the new red club t-shirt. All of Marta’s runs have been recorded here.

Male Placings

It was a Cambridge Harriers lockout on the first 3 male placings and the trio also recorded PBs as they set off the avalanche of 52 PBs. Andy WHELAN (VM35-39) was first through the funnel in16:41, on his 8th run here, closely followed by Phil DICKENS (VM35-39) in 16:46. Matthew PRESTON (VM45-49) was next in 17:57.

Female Placings

It was a blanket finish for the female placings with first-timer Geraldine SCHAER (VW50-54) of Petts Wood Runners just edging it in 19:38 (13th overall) ahead of Alexandra CLAESSENS (JW15-17) of DofE, who was rewarded with a new PB of 19:40 for 14th overall position on her 19th run here. Susan DIXON (VW50-54) of Cambridge Harriers was next in 21:27 (35th overall)

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

VolunCheers

The Hi-viz heroes of the day were: Gerard Francis THOMPSON • Sarah LINFORD • Wole ODELE • Karen LLOYD • Ian KING • Francis LEE • Simon HANCE • Hugh BOYLE • Cathryn KENNEDY • Gareth THOMAS • Ryan GEORGE • Kev HUTCHINSON • Ian SCOTT • Martin HANCE • Linley MURDOCK • John SPENCER • Aodhan BOYLE • Liam LOCKWOOD • Matt EDWARDS • Thomas MARSH • Lisa CARTWRIGHT • Lauren BELL • May BELL • David MEARS • Benedetto BALDINI • Thomas LINFORD • Philip DEN BAES • Scarlett ROBINSON • Millie WYHTT • Louis SAVAGE

We are always in need of volunteers, so please, see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Greenwich parkrun happen by joining our volunteer team.

Thanks to everyone involved with today’s run. 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 7,240 participants have completed 61,250 parkruns covering a total distance of 306,250 km, including 9,959 new Personal Bests.

Roll on Event 445!

Report by Wole Odele
 

Greenwich parkrun #443 23rd June 2018

Run Director: Alicia LOVEJOY

This week 262 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers. 14 people were recording their first ever parkrun.

PB Hall of Fame

Kudos to the 63 who recorded new PBs, with Sally DORRELL’s 14th PB in 174 runs the most eye-catching of the lot and Lien LERNOUT got her 12th PB after 80 runs here. Christopher TODD secured a 7th PB in 75 runs, first finisher Matthew PRESTON had his 12th PB after 68 runs, Julie LOCKWOOD got a 17th PB on her 62nd run and Terry WALLER got a 9th PB after 59 runs.

Other regulars who made it to this week’s Hall of Fame having run here at least 20 times include

  • Alexandra COOPER - 44 runs
  • Alison UNSWORTH - 44 runs
  • Sara BRIGGS - 35 runs
  • Anni THOMAS - 30 runs
  • Andrew PLUNKETT - 28 runs
  • Robert PERKINS - 27 runs
  • Jake STAFFORD - 24 runs
  • Neil SMITH - 24 runs

Milestones

Congratulations to Chris POND who completed his100th milestone run in a time of 21:51. All of Chris’s runs have been at Avery Hill. Congratulations also to Debs PATMORE on completion of her 50th run in 28:29. Debs has run here 31 times.

Male Placings

Matthew PRESTON (VM45-49) of Cambridge Harriers was first through the funnel in a 12th PB of 18:01 on his 68th run here. Paul MCCRONE  (VM50-54) of Kent AC was next in 18:39, just 4 seconds shy of his PB on his 262nd run here! Jamal ROADMAN (JM15-17) was not far behind in 18:46 on his first ever parkrun.

Female Placings

Alexandra CLAESSENS  (JW15-17) of DofE was first through the funnel in a 9th PB of 20:24 in 18 runs here (10th overall). Harriet WARREN (SW30-34) was next in 23:46 (59th overall) and Felicity EDWARDS (VW45-49) followed in 24:00 (64th overall)

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

VolunCheers

Massive thanks to the 20 volunteers who helped to make it happen:
Alicia LOVEJOY • Linda BOSCIC • Wole ODELE • Ian KING • Hugh BOYLE • Dich Phat SAM • Cathryn KENNEDY • Julian BARTLETT • Gareth THOMAS • Ian SCOTT • Tom DALEY • Lisa CRUDGE • John SPENCER • Elaine SIDGWICK • Liam LOCKWOOD • Catherine TUCKER • Philip DEN BAES • Scarlett ROBINSON • Millie WYHTT • Louis SAVAGE

We are always in need of volunteers, so please, see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Greenwich parkrun happen by joining our volunteer team.

Thanks to everyone involved with today’s run. 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 7,218 participants have completed 60,986 parkruns covering a total distance of 304,930 km, including 9,907 new PBs.

Have a great week and see you next parkrunday

Report by Wole Odele
 

Greenwich parkrun #442 16th June 2018

Run Directors: Oliver MAY & Linsey HOPKINS

Sincere apologies for spreading the cakes rumour in last week’s report, which turned out to be unfounded. Despite the absence of cakes, 301 people, including 38 first timers, ran, jogged and walked the course. 17 of the Avery Hill Park first-timers were recording their first parkrun.

PB Hall of Fame

Kudos to the 51 speedy finishers who recorded new PBs, with seven of them making it to our exclusive PB Hall of Fame for the week. Most eye-catching is Felicity EDWARDS with her 17th PB in 160 runs. Felicity’s previous best was set in April last year and she chipped off 3 seconds from that for a new PB of 23:52.

David MEARS got to his 50 run milestone in style with a 9th PB in 45 runs here.

Robert HICKS got a 15th PB in 38 runs and Sara BRIGGS completed a hat-trick of PBs in the last 3 runs with a 6th PB in 34 runs.

Other runners making it to the coveted Hall of Fame for the week include:

  • Mark DAVEY - 28 runs
  • Joss STAFFORD - 27 runs
  • Lola KEABLE - 23 runs

For those who didn’t manage to improve this time round, don’t forget there’s always another opportunity to try again next week.

Milestones

Congratulations to six milestone runners this week. John HANNAN was the most experienced parkrunner in the field as he completed his 350th run, a staggering 333 of which have been recorded here.

Erling REFSUM completed his 250th milestone run to stake a claim for the much coveted Green club tshirt. Erling has run 218 times at Avery Hill Park.

Charlie LEADLAY completed his 100th milestone run, having run 99 times here.

Kev HUTCHINSON and David MEARS both completed their 50th runs, with David also setting a PB on his 45th run here. All of Kev’s runs have been recorded here.

Holly BALE qualified for the white club tee as she completed her 10th milestone run.

Male Placings

Nick HARRIS (SM20-24) secured his maiden first place finish with a new PB of 19:36 on his 11th run here. Shaun DONOVAN (VM50-54) recorded his highest finish position on his 186th run here to finish 2nd in 19:49 and Luke ARMITAGE (VM50-54) of Kent AC was next to finish in 20:19.

Female Placings

Alexandra CLAESSENS  (JW15-17) of DofE was first to finish in 20:30 on her 17th run here, also recording her highest overall finish position of 4th place. Rasa B (VW35-39) was next in 23:07 (43rd overall), followed by Harriet WARREN (SW30-34) in 23:45 (53rd overall)

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

VolunCheers

Massive thanks to the 25 volunteers who made it all happen:

Wole ODELE • Ian KING • Simon HANCE • Roderick COOKEY-BRESI • Hugh BOYLE • Gareth THOMAS • Linsey HOPKINS • Kerry GALLAGHER • Ian SCOTT • Beth BAGNALL • Lisa CRUDGE • Marion OSBORN • John SPENCER • Aodhan BOYLE • Oliver MAY • Lisa CARTWRIGHT • Gavin HOSE • Simon ROSS • Gavin CARTWRIGHT • Sarah HORNSEY • John CUNNINGHAM • Philip DEN BAES • Scarlett ROBINSON • Millie WYHTT • Louis SAVAGE

Please, see our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Greenwich parkrun happen by joining our volunteer team.

Two of our new finish tokens were not returned at the end of the run, so if you’ve got tokens 143 or 240, please bring them back next week. The tokens currently cost £40 to replace for a set of 200, so it’s vital that we don’t lose them.

Thanks to everyone involved with today’s run. More 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 7,196 participants have completed 60,724 parkruns covering a total distance of 303,620 km, including 9,845 new PBs.

Have a great week!

Report by Wole Odele
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