Hampstead Heath parkrun, Event number 366, 12th May 2018

On our 7th birthday, 419 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part. David White achieved his 100th parkrun.

To mark our birthday, we held a prize giving to celebrate some of our most impressive and generous HH parkrunners over the last year:

Star volunteers were:

- David Levey, guardian of Levey Corner by the model boating pond, marshalled 38x in the last 12 months
- Victoria Eze, our doctor-on-call who still managed to volunteer 32x and has achieved an age grade of over 70%
- Libby Makinson, volunteered 22x covering practically all roles over the year, including RD. She was absent on Saturday for her first marathon but did fly the HH flag at Faelledparken, Copenhagen parkrun

[Most prizes collected were by Philippa Levey, David's wife, who picked up the awards for David and Libby.]

Buzzing busy bee allrounder - Clare McVey, volunteered 15x, ran 36x and was highest age grade scorer on Saturday with 77.5% for her 24'00"

Most inspiring parkrunners epitomising the HHpr spirit were:

- Nick Harding - our VM80-84 stalwart who likes to volunteer when it's route B
- Handley Stevens - our VM75-79 record holder with 25'20" who was volunteering the week before.

Saturday's event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Michelle MOSSADEGH • Juliet RODGERS • Neil CAMERON • Paul SCANNELL • Richard CAWDELL • Ella LOUIS • Alina Eliza May WILLIAMSON • Marina GROMOVA • Antonia BROWN • Chris CHARLES • Ben EDWARDS • Kate GOSLING • Ellen DONALD • Ashley STREETER • Shravan SOOD • Joaquin THUL • Syd GOODING • Melanie WILNEDER • Gabriel NAVARRO • Carolina NAVARRO

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

The male record is held by Richard GOODMAN who recorded a time of 15:32 on 22nd November 2014 (event number 187).
The female record is held by Hannah VINER who recorded a time of 17:23 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 347).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 88.53% (25:34) on 18th October 2014 (event number 182).

Hampstead Heath parkrun started on 14th May 2011. Since then 11,901 participants have completed 66,703 parkruns covering a total distance of 333,515 km, including 11,118 new Personal Bests.

 

B is for Birthday Surprise……….

Its Hampstead Heath parkrun's 7th birthday this Saturday and we are celebrating with Route B but NOT in reverse.

 

Hampstead Hampstead Heath parkrun, Event number 365, 5th May 2018

On a glorious early May bank holiday weekend, this week 389 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 72 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part. One of our youngest participants was 4 weeks old (taking a ride in a buggy) and oldest VM80-84, with many in between. Notable milestones were achieved by Nick Barnett (160), Damien Lane (140), Melissa Russell (100), Nicole MacMillan (50), Daniel Groves (50), Clare Drinkell (50), Oliver Nicholls JM11-14 (30) and Darts Sood JM10 (10).

The event was made possible by a marvellous team of 18 volunteers, including Marina on crutches and our VM75-79 record holder Handley:

Nick KAUFMANN • Penny DRAPER • Richard POWELL • Andi SHAH • David HELLIWELL • Ramil TAGACAY • Marina GROMOVA • Robert BOTKAI • Handley STEVENS • Arturo GARCIA-HUIDOBRO • Helene WHITE • David LEVEY • Michael LINDUP • Clare MCVEY • Ellen DONALD • Victoria EZE • Syd GOODING • Paul SANT

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

Last week the first finisher was Robin Regan JM11-14 who set a fantastic new age record of 17'20", visiting from the Lake District.

The male record is held by Richard GOODMAN who recorded a time of 15:32 on 22nd November 2014 (event number 187).
The female record is held by Hannah VINER who recorded a time of 17:23 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 347).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 88.53% (25:34) on 18th October 2014 (event number 182).

Hampstead Heath parkrun started on 14th May 2011. Since then 11,843 participants have completed 66,284 parkruns covering a total distance of 331,420 km, including 11,070 new Personal Bests.

 

Beware – our scammer is back! No special charity 10k parkrun for cervical cancer!

A lady is fraudulently asking for money for a non-existent charity parkrun. It sounds like the same one as in recent years - see last year's post with Police reference number below. Do try to alert the Police if she calls on you:

Beware of scammers!
Posted on January 27, 2017 by hampsteadheathoffice
Please be aware that we've had a number of reports of a middle-aged woman with blonde hair going from door to door in the area, claiming to represent Hampstead Heath parkrun and asking for money. These reports have been received over a couple of years across North London, and we believe it's the same woman.

She's well spoken and sounds quite plausible. She's been using various names (eg Caroline, Sophie, Susie) and says she lives in the area. She claims to be a parkrunner and asks for sponsorship money, which unfortunately some people have given her.

Please note that parkrun DO NOT ask for donations this way and she's tarnishing our good reputation. The police are aware of her and have suggested that anyone who has a visit from her can ring 101 and quote reference number 4273/29JUN15.

If anyone hears of any incidents involving this woman, or has any information about this, please let us know via email or by speaking to one of the run directors.

Please be vigilant and spread the word to your neighbours too!

Thanks

Hampstead Heath parkrun team

 

Route B 7th April and the weeks ahead

boating-pond-car

No it wont be this muddy at the start of route B this weekend. The photo , it is a car that was found in the boating lake when it was drained and desilted in 2015.
We are moving to Route B for the next few weeks whilst desilting of the mixed pond takes place. What “treasures” lurk in those muddy waters.

Looking at the weather forecast , running galoshes are advisable.

 

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