Guernsey parkrun Event #108 -19 May 2018

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Wow, what a fantastic turnout at this week’s parkrun; 183 participants, 56 of them being first timers!

A big shout out to the 24 ladies who have been training with New Waves over the past 12 weeks building up from walking to running, and those doing Couch to 5k, including Lynne Wood who has been following the online app programme and visitor Angela Monaghan from Brighouse parkrun whose daughter Alice wrote in to say how proud she is of her Mum! Great work everyone, you all did fantastically well!

Some of the New Waves ladies with their coach and Parkie Bear, proudly showing off their medals!
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First timer Lynne shows off her new barcode wristband.

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We were lucky to have a number of visitors with us enjoying the fabulous weather, including several brave folk over for the Guernsey Ultra (#GU36) which was taking place on Sunday.

A massive well done to everyone who completed the course, the weather was definitely on our side, hopefully it wasn't too hot out there for you. This supporter had the right idea as he settled down to wait for the finishers!

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Our first finisher, Chris Molloy, of Cambridge and Coleridge AC came in at an impressive 18.21mins. With the first female back, Summer Woodhead (JM 11-14), claiming 7th position in 20.27mins.

Alongside our quite inspiring number of first timers and 26 new PB's, we also had a milestone this week with James Wilson (JM10) celebrating his 10th run, well done James. We hope to see you in your white milestone T shirt soon!

Just a quick word from me, I would like to thank everyone for your support and kind words on Saturday as my first time being Run Director, I am very grateful. The team of volunteers were awesome and I am now one step closer to that Gold D of E award! I can highly recommend parkrun as a fabulous option for a fun volunteering experience for those thinking of doing Duke of Edinburgh awards.

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Sophie Rabey
Run Director

Here is the results summary:
This week 183 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Linda JOHANSEN • Lorna O'DONNELL • Karl BROUARD • Anthony O'DONNELL • Lisa VIZIA • Nigel HURFORD • Josh LANGMEAD • John DEDMAN • Warren MAUGER • Ryan DE JERSEY • Lisa REYNOLDS • Sophie RABEY • Rebekah JOHNSTON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Guernsey parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by David EMERY who recorded a time of 17:03 on 20th May 2017 (event number 59).
The female record is held by Summer WOODHEAD who recorded a time of 19:59 on 18th November 2017 (event number 85).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie LAWLOR who recorded 93.52% (25:28) on 19th May 2018 (event number 108).

Guernsey parkrun started on 9th April 2016. Since then 2,350 participants have completed 12,296 parkruns covering a total distance of 61,480 km, including 2,585 new Personal Bests.

 

Guernsey parkrun Event 107 -12 May 2018

First thing I'd like to mention is a big thank you to some of our volunteers helping for the first time this week, one of whom has already offered to volunteer again, obviously I didn't put you off with all my waffle! Thank you, this is what parkrun is all about and we hope to see a few more new faces helping out over the summer.

On to the run itself; this week we had 118 participants, 19 of who were first timers and/or visitors, it was great to see you all and I hope we welcomed you in the usual Guernsey spirit.

Our first finishers this week were Phil Smith a regular park runner and Charlotte Johnson first female finisher from Ealing Eagles Running Club, well done both. We must also mention our first junior finisher Jack Le Tissier (JM11-14) in 8th position and running a PB, well done Jack.

One more quick mention to Junior runner Oliver Prevel, as he and dad Chris were a bit late to the start line but still completed the course in under 40 minutes, fantastic effort and Oliver must win the award for the happiest person to take part this week.

Thank you to all our runners, walkers and volunteers for making this weeks parkrun so enjoyable.

See you all again soon!

Nicki Watson
Run Director

Here is the results summary:

This week 118 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Linda JOHANSEN • Lorna O'DONNELL • Nicki WATSON • Mandy LANGMEAD • Josh LANGMEAD • Ray SCHOLES • Ryan DE JERSEY • Nikki LE TISSIER • Joanna HOLLYER-HILL • Sophie RABEY • Rebekah JOHNSTON • Martin WATTS • Brian RABEY • Jordan SMITH

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Guernsey parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by David EMERY who recorded a time of 17:03 on 20th May 2017 (event number 59).
The female record is held by Summer WOODHEAD who recorded a time of 19:59 on 18th November 2017 (event number 85).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie LAWLOR who recorded 93.46% (25:29) on 12th May 2018 (event number 107).

Guernsey parkrun started on 9th April 2016. Since then 2,294 participants have completed 12,113 parkruns covering a total distance of 60,565 km, including 2,559 new Personal Bests.

 

Guernsey parkrun Event #106- 5 May 2018

Amazing sunshine and no wind (hooray) met all of our 116 participants and volunteers this week. With the course nicely set up by Kate and Nigel, our regulars, visitors and first timers were ready to take on the course.

As well as our local first timers we were lucky to have several visitors this week from Leicester, Winchester, and Hampshire who all left some very flattering comments in our visitors book, my favourite this week though was from David Peters who wrote "very good but can you flatten out the hills" with a time of 23:40 David I think the hills must have been a doddle! Thank you to all our visitors for your comments they are really appreciated.

Well done to all our finishers and in particular to Sam Cooper who after delivering our first timers briefing went on to be first finisher and to one of our visitors Nicky Spinks who was first lady finisher in a time of 22:40 great job both of you. Another mention must go to Theo Hollyer-Hill getting a PB this week and keeping Josh Davies on his toes right up to the finish, well done Theo.

Okay I need to save something for this weeks report so well done to everyone who finished and I hope to see you this Saturday.

Nicki Watson
Run Director

Here is the summary:
This week 116 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Jonathan SHAW • Nicki WATSON • Lisa VIZIA • Nigel HURFORD • Mandy LANGMEAD • Josh LANGMEAD • Sam COOPER • Stephanie HAMEL • Diane BOOTH • Caroline MAUGER • Fiona DRAPE • Sarah WRIGHT • Kate TALL • Christine MORTON • Sophie RABEY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Guernsey parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by David EMERY who recorded a time of 17:03 on 20th May 2017 (event number 59).
The female record is held by Summer WOODHEAD who recorded a time of 19:59 on 18th November 2017 (event number 85).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie LAWLOR who recorded 93.16% (25:34) on 21st April 2018 (event number 104).

Guernsey parkrun started on 9th April 2016. Since then 2,275 participants have completed 11,995 parkruns covering a total distance of 59,975 km, including 2,517 new Personal Bests.

 

Guernsey parkrun Event 105 – 28 April 2018

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This week's parkrun photo theme was “Generations”. We always have a number of participants, old and young, with family connections and Saturday was no different. We even had a Father/Daughter combo on time keeping this week with Sophie Rabey very ably supported by Dad, Brian. Sophie, as many of you will know, is working towards her Duke of Edinburgh Gold award and has been working her way around all of the volunteer roles and we look forward to seeing her in the Tail Walker Orange Hi-Vis next week.

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And here is Linda Johansen with daughter Rebekah who were both having a week off volunteering to run....

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We had a number of visitors to our parkrun this week, including Anthony Pearce and Karen Andrew from Oldham, and Di Murray from Moors Valley. We were also joined by John Blampied from Bramhall parkrun near Stockport, who has completed a very impressive 381 parkruns – Wow! Sarah Brooke and Tina Caldeira were visiting from Jersey parkrun and had a very early start to join us. Thanks to both ladies who even brought cakes over for the volunteers, which made us all smile despite the less favourable weather conditions compared to last week.

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Unfortunately, the rain at the end of last week, meant we saw a return of muddy puddles which were very slippy! Thanks to our very experienced pre-event setup team of Nigel and Nicola who made a return visit to put out a quick diversion. Despite the slight diversion, 36 of you still managed to record person bests – well done!

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Congratulations to Fiona Drape who reached a big mile stone this week, joining the 50 Club. Well Done Fiona, hopefully we will see you in your red milestone t-shirt soon.

Thanks to all this weeks volunteers, it really couldn’t happen without you.

I’m handing over to Nicki who is Run Director for next couple of weeks, and hope to see you all at parkrun again soon.

Kirsten

Run Director

This week 110 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Nicola SMITH • Lorna O'DONNELL • Julie LAWLOR • Anthony O'DONNELL • Nigel HURFORD • Mel CROCKER • Kirsten PRICE • Angela WATERS • Nicola KOYUPINAR • Sophie RABEY • Brian RABEY • Eloise CHUBB

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Guernsey parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by David EMERY who recorded a time of 17:03 on 20th May 2017 (event number 59).
The female record is held by Summer WOODHEAD who recorded a time of 19:59 on 18th November 2017 (event number 85).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie LAWLOR who recorded 93.16% (25:34) on 21st April 2018 (event number 104).

Guernsey parkrun started on 9th April 2016. Since then 2,259 participants have completed 11,879 parkruns covering a total distance of 59,395 km, including 2,486 new Personal Bests.

 

Guernsey parkrun Event #104 -21 April 2018

The weather again managed to provide a bit of a challenge this week, but thankfully because it was the warmest of the year so far! It didn’t stop 35 of you from getting a personal best or Andrew Van Kints from putting in an absolutely fantastic run, not only as our first finisher but also coming very close to beating the course record, .

Second place went to George Kingsley, from Birmingham who was on his second visit to parkrun here in Guernsey. Well done to Julie Lawlor, who has held the age graded course record since September 2017 and improved this record again this week.

Congratulations to David Reed, who joins the 50 club this week, well done David and we hope to see you in your milestone t-shirt in the future.

Meanwhile regular runner and volunteer Ray Scholes was doing a bit of parkrun tourism, visiting Mersea Island parkrun, and also celebrating his 50 milestone, congratulations Ray.

My thanks to all the volunteers, who helped out this week, we really couldn’t put parkrun on every week without you. Rebekah Johnston deserves a special mention, not only was it her first week at parkrun, but she managed to scan everyone’s barcodes on her own as we were a bit thin on the ground this week. Fantastic job Rebekah.

Our rota is looking very bare over the next few weeks, so if you are able to volunteer, please send us an email or come and have a chat on Saturday at parkrun or even afterwards over coffee!

Kirsten Price
Run Director

Here is the summary:

This week 118 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Linda JOHANSEN • Lorna O'DONNELL • Lisa VIZIA • Nigel HURFORD • Kirsten PRICE • Iain KILPATRICK • Kate MORRIS • John HIBBS • Sophie RABEY • Rebekah JOHNSTON • Martin WATTS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Guernsey parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by David EMERY who recorded a time of 17:03 on 20th May 2017 (event number 59).
The female record is held by Summer WOODHEAD who recorded a time of 19:59 on 18th November 2017 (event number 85).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie LAWLOR who recorded 93.16% (25:34) on 21st April 2018 (event number 104).

Guernsey parkrun started on 9th April 2016. Since then 2,252 participants have completed 11,769 parkruns covering a total distance of 58,845 km, including 2,450 new Personal Bests.

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