Guernsey parkrun Event #137 – 8 December 2017

65 people ran, jogged and walked the course in very, very windy conditions, of whom 3 were first timers and 2 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

This week we swapped to our winter course, which is sightly longer but has a couple less hills along the way. With the windy conditions and the change of course, this week posed a bit of a challenge!

Well done to everyone who took park this week, but there are a few special mentions I’d like to make.

First special mention is to Pepijn Van Overeem who was first finisher this week, and who was visiting from Jersey. Hope to see you back at Guernsey parkrun soon when the conditions are slightly less challenging!

Congratulations to Iain Kilpatrick who reached his 100th parkrun milestone. We look forward to seeing you in your new parkrun milestone t-shirt soon.

A massive well done to Alice Hawkins who not only managed a personal best this week in difficult conditions, but managed to take over a minute off her best time. Well done Alice.

A huge thank you to all our volunteers this week for braving the weather, and keeping everyone going the right way on the changed course. A special mention also goes to Simon and Joanna for rescuing our missing "Run in Progress" sign from a bunch of gorse and brambles. We are very happy to be reunited with it!

Kirsten Price
Run Director

Here is the summary:
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Catherine BIRNIE • Lorna O'DONNELL • Nicki WATSON • Nigel HURFORD • Mandy LANGMEAD • Josh LANGMEAD • Kirsten PRICE • Dave WHEAL • Joanna HOLLYER-HILL • Julie TWIST • Simon HOLLYER-HILL • Mary HOLLYER-HILL

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

The male record is held by Michael BATISTE who recorded a time of 16:48 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 113).
The female record is held by Louise PERRIO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th August 2018 (event number 121).
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 2,944 participants have completed 15,904 parkruns covering a total distance of 79,520 km, including 3,202 new Personal Bests. A total of 260 individuals have volunteered 1,991 times.

 

Guernsey parkrun Event #136 – 1 December 2018

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A select band of hardy parkrunners gathered this morning to brave the elements for Event #136, and to help Kevin Trump celebrate his 100th parkrun and Carol Le Carpentier who reached her 50th milestone. Well done to you both. And it seems we missed another milestone at the pre-run briefing as Thomas Le Huray (JM11-14) earned his white milestone 10 junior shirt today! Great work Thomas.

Visitor Varun Nataranjan joined us today, flying in especially from Exeter to do our parkrun, number 80 for him and his 18th different parkrun. Big thanks to tail walker Cath Birnie who went above and beyond to collect Varun from the airport and then take him back to his hotel, thank you so much Cath.
This photo is giving the impression of blue sky....I assure you it wasn't!

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Next week we will be moving to our winter course as the grassy sections on the main route are getting too soggy to continue without causing damage. Nigel and I will be doing course set up but it would be very helpful to have a full compliment of marshals on the course while our participants remind themselves of our temporary route which will be in place for the next few weeks. Please get in touch if you are able to help out in this regard (guernseyhelpers@parkrun.com)

Here is a reminder of the route ....
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This might be a good opportunity to say that we are well aware that the winter course runs ”long”, I assure you it is deliberate! The winter course is deemed to be an easier route (more gravel paths and short section of road, less cross country) and so has to be longer to ensure than the course records remain on our principal route. You will need to keep an eye on your own course records for this route over the coming weeks.

Rather bizarrely we seem to have lost one of our specially made “Caution Run in Progress” signs which was inadvertently left out on the course a couple of weeks ago. They usually manage to find their way back to us somehow, but the whereabouts of this one is a mystery. If anyone knows where it is (hiding behind a bush, buried in a rabbit hole?!) please get in touch, otherwise it will have to be replaced at a cost.
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In other, more exciting news, and following on from the parkrun initiative to partner with GP practices, I am pleased to announce that Guernsey parkrun has partnered with Queens Road Medical Practice. We hope that the Practice will promote the many health and well being benefits of participation in parkrun, whether as a runner, walker or volunteer, to their patients and staff. RCGP spokesman Dr Andrew Boyd says 'Inactivity is a leading cause of premature illness and death in the UK. GP's and their teams play a key role in encouraging and empowering their patients to get more active in the best interests of their health. parkrun provides an accessible, non intimidating local opportunity for patients and staff to increase their activity levels, and have fun doing it, all in the great outdoors - and for free!'

And on the topic of health related news, a group of our Run Directors and core volunteers received CPR and defibrillator training recently from Mike Froome of the Cardiac Action Group (www.cag.org.gg) You may have seen our Facebook post on this subject.

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We hope never to need to call upon these skills, however, it is useful to know the basics and have a trial run on the use of the AED equipment. Mike is willing to repeat the session for other regular runners and volunteers so please get in touch if you think you could benefit from such training and I will try to organise this. This is unlikely to take place before the New Year now, so we would be looking at January, subject to Mike’s availability.

Kirsten is in charge for the next two weeks, so do come along and join her and the team for the start of the winter route events. This is the second week in a row the high viz vests have been washed and dried after wet parkrun weather. Fingers crossed for something better for next week!

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Finally, thanks to the Beach House Café for providing free tea and coffee to our participants today and for the last 'first Saturday of the month' for 2018.

Lorna O’Donnell
Event Director

Here is the results summary:
This week 67 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Catherine BIRNIE • Lorna O'DONNELL • Julie LAWLOR • Anthony O'DONNELL • Nigel HURFORD • Richard MORRIS • Angela WATERS • Steven MARQUIS • Joanna HOLLYER-HILL • Destiny HOLLYER-HILL • Kay COULSON • Linda NEL • Simon HOLLYER-HILL

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

The male record is held by Michael BATISTE who recorded a time of 16:48 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 113).
The female record is held by Louise PERRIO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th August 2018 (event number 121).
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 2,941 participants have completed 15,839 parkruns covering a total distance of 79,195 km, including 3,200 new Personal Bests. A total of 260 individuals have volunteered 1,981 times.

 

Guernsey parkun Event #134 – 17 November 2018

Chilly North Easterly winds were not enough to put off 117 participants at Guernsey's 134th parkrun. Today's participants included 17 first timers, and a fair few visitors who managed to make it to the Island despite the fog.

Well done to our first finishers Stuart Le Noury and first lady home visitor Kirsty Aplin, also well done to the 19 of you who recorded PB's.

Thank you to visitors, Kirsty and Chris Aplin, Richard Jackson and Nicola and Ian Stott for leaving some lovely comments in our visitors book about our course and in particular to Ian for stepping into the tail walkers spot for us, much appreciated.

Lastly thank you to our wonderful volunteers for braving the cold and well done to all of this weeks participants.

Nicki
RD

Here is the results summary:
This week 117 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Katherine JANE • Ian STOTT • Catherine BIRNIE • Nicky MELLOR • Nicki WATSON • Nigel HURFORD • Mandy LANGMEAD • Josh LANGMEAD • David REED • Kirsten PRICE • Alex ALLAN • Kevin ALLAN • Joanna HOLLYER-HILL • Michelle SCOTT

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

The male record is held by Michael BATISTE who recorded a time of 16:48 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 113).
The female record is held by Louise PERRIO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th August 2018 (event number 121).
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 2,929 participants have completed 15,671 parkruns covering a total distance of 78,355 km, including 3,169 new Personal Bests.

 

Guernsey Parkrun Event #132 – 3 November 2018

It was a lovely day at Guernsey parkrun and we were pleased to welcome 14 new runners and see a further 20 runners achieve a PB. I do hope they all enjoyed themselves and will be back soon.

Our junior runners were leading the way in terms of milestones this week, big congratulations to Charlie Winn, JM10, who ran his 10th parkrun and Barney White, JM11-14, who ran a very impressive 50th parkrun this week.

Not so many visitors with us now we are in to November but first timer Jo Brooks was one, running parkrun number 275! Jo’s club is UK parkrun tourists and she is living up to the name having run 67 different parkruns.

A number of runners added their names to the volunteer roster at the end of the run so thank you very much for your support and if anyone else would like to help out please do get in touch.

Josh Langmead
Run Director

Here is this week’s summary:
This week 125 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Nicky MELLOR • Julie LAWLOR • Lisa VIZIA • Mandy LANGMEAD • Josh LANGMEAD • Diane BOOTH • Angela WATERS • Kate MORRIS • Steven MARQUIS • Joanna HOLLYER-HILL • Theo HOLLYER-HILL • Timothy LANGMEAD • James WOOLRICH

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

The male record is held by Michael BATISTE who recorded a time of 16:48 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 113).
The female record is held by Louise PERRIO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th August 2018 (event number 121).
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 2,907 participants have completed 15,466 parkruns covering a total distance of 77,330 km, including 3,140 new Personal Bests.

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