Gunpowder parkrun Event number 326, 27th January 2018

This week 202 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 8 volunteers:

Elizabeth LORD • Jane APPLETON • Chris APPLETON • Alison RICHMOND • David RICHMOND • Louise DOUGLAS • Fiona BRIGHT • Pauline WOODS

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

The male record is held by Shaun COLLINS who recorded a time of 15:24 on 27th April 2013 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Tessa MCCORMICK who recorded a time of 17:34 on 6th December 2014 (event number 161).
The Age Grade course record is held by Roger MAIDMENT who recorded 87.20% (16:01) on 15th April 2017 (event number 284).

Gunpowder parkrun started on 22nd October 2011. Since then 4,603 participants have completed 34,363 parkruns covering a total distance of 171,815 km, including 6,222 new Personal Bests.

 

New Year Run

There is nothing quite like starting the year the way you mean to continue! I hope you can join us for a 9am parkrun on Monday 1st January.

 

Gunpowder parkrun event number 302 #teamparkrun

19th August 2017

This week 178 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part. We welcomed Team GB athlete Mallory Franklin as a tailwalker as part of the #teamparkrun national event to encourage more people who would not normally think about running to try parkrun.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Rick OLIVER • Bethany GREEN • Becky GREEN • Esther GREEN • John R GREEN • Barry HOOPER • Emma RIVERS • Alison RICHMOND • David RICHMOND • Louise DOUGLAS • Mark SLOAN • Mallory FRANKLIN

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

Male placings:
Gareth ALLEN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:27 - 6th time in 17 appearances.
Giles HOPKINSON (VM45-49) of Orion Harriers, was second over the line in 18:50 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Jonny NICHOLLS (SM30-34) of Stevenage Striders, was third over the line in 19:04.

Female placings:
Rebecca METIN (SW20-24) of Newcastle University Cross Country Club, was first (5th overall) over the line in 19:19 - first appearance.
Jan HAZIRCI (VW50-54) of Edmonton RC, was second (29th overall) over the line in 22:32 - was first to finish once before.
Gemma THOMPSON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (32nd overall) over the line in 22:52.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Giles HOPKINSON (VM45-49) – 77.08% for the time 18:50 (second overall).
Rebecca METIN (SW20-24) – 76.62% for the time 19:19 (5th overall).
James NUGENT (VM50-54) – 76.29% for the time 19:20 (7th overall).

The male record is held by Shaun COLLINS who recorded a time of 15:24 on 27th April 2013 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Tessa MCCORMICK who recorded a time of 17:34 on 6th December 2014 (event number 161).
The Age Grade course record is held by Roger MAIDMENT who recorded 87.20% (16:01) on 15th April 2017 (event number 284).

Gunpowder parkrun started on 22nd October 2011. Since then 4,048 participants have completed 30,125 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,625 km, including 5,516 new Personal Bests.

 

Guest Post

We are thrilled that guest runner Gillian wrote our report today!

Gunpowder parkrun # 280 - 18 March 2017

 You are so lucky to have the skylarks, drowning out the M25 with their beautiful song and serenading the 141 parkrunners as they snaked colourfully around Gunpowder Park.

Congratulations to Adam OHara, a first timer and tourist from the Portsmouth area who was the first to breeze through the finish tunnel in 18.22. He was followed home by Christopher Weedon, very much a local parkrunner, in 19.25, ahead of Paul Reddaway in 19.31.

For the ladies, Marilyn Martin was out alone, finishing in 23.26, but a closer battle ended with Jennifer Howes finishing in 24.58 (a massive PB!) and holding off Sarah Riley in 24.59. Well done to you all.

Also, many congratulations to Joseph Magen (JM11-14) and Sinead Ryan who both achieved their 50th parkruns today and will no doubt be looking forward to wearing their red Tribesports T shirts soon.

Running conditions were good today – dry, mild, not too windy and with an intermittent sun lifting spirits but not making us too hot – so 21 of you made the most to achieve PBs – well done. Of these, I’d have to select Lucy Luck for the random PB mention of the week!

This isn’t a complicated course, but it still requires at least six volunteers a week to make it happen, so thank you very much to this week’s volunteers: Esther Green, Bethany Green, Barry Hooper, Syd Morter, Shilpa Patel, Joanne Plumb, Paul Reddaway and Wendy Reddaway. Without them, there’d be no PBs and no parkrun at all.

Back to the start and Run Director, Bethany Green, informed us that there will be training for the new defibrillator, which you so quickly fundraised to acquire. Twenty regular parkrunners can sign up to join the training session which will take place on Saturday 15 April. Good luck with that and let’s hope you don’t actually need to use it.

Finally, a reminder that the next coffee and cake get together after parkrun will also be on Saturday 15 April (Easter Saturday), so do plan to stay for that.

Thank you for having me.

Gillian    A39874

 

Record number of runners and Ware Joggers Visit

We have a new record for the number of runners at Gunpowder! 201 finishers! This was undoubtedly due to the attendance of a wonderful group of Ware Joggers.

The weather was perfect. Not as freezing as the past couple of weeks, and no wind which contributed to the 29 new Personal Best records. We are delighted to welcome Simon Magen to the 50 Club and hope he enjoys his t-shirt.

For those who like statistics:

Male placings:
Gareth ALLEN (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:05 - 5th time in 13 appearances.
Paul MARTIN (VM35-39) of Ware Joggers, was second over the line in 19:17.
Tom METCALFE (VM45-49) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:24 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Marilyn MARTIN (VW45-49) of Broxbourne Runners, was first (23rd overall) over the line in 22:46 - 27th time in 146 appearances.
Jan HAZIRCI (VW45-49) of Edmonton RC, was second (32nd overall) over the line in 23:33.
Gemma THOMPSON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (39th overall) over the line in 24:52.

This week there were 201 runners, of whom 36 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

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