13th January 2018 – Event no. 170

Hello Everybody,

The week is whizzing by yet again, wont be long til we are back at the start line again!!!

Sorry for the problems with the results this week. Once we updated the laptop, the problem was fixed.....well, mostly!!!

Thank you to Robin for doing a great job as RD at the weekend, and well done on adapting to the little changes we made.

Alan Wellbelove has become more involved with the core team of late with Volunteer Co-ordinating, and this week fancied a try of the Run Report......Soooo.......here it is........

This week 171 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Robin Peter LOZEAU • Roy STEVEN • John GILLESPIE • Andrew KITSON • Karen KITSON • Jenny HOLLAND • Alan WELLBELOVE • Sharon WRIGHT • Steve WRIGHT • Stephen MAYO • Michael BURKE • Alan POWERS • Carmen BYFIELD • Lee WEBBER • Tom FREEMAN • Brenda FREEMAN • Martin MITCHELL • Katie ROSS • Karen TAYLOR

As always we need to fill the roster for the coming weeks so please get in touch if you are able to help out.

Please let Steve know if you can help harlowhelpers@parkrun.com and he will add you to the roster.

We had 3 milestoners this week in the shape of Andy Kitson, & Nadeem Ghani, who ran their 100th parkruns & Garry Orton, who completed his 50th. They have also volunteered 25, 2 & 30 times respectively.  (Notice How Andy managed to get to his 100th run, and 25th Volunteer role on the same day.......He also tried to come 100th , but due to a couple pulling out, he ended up 98th!!! Good try Andy......with your fascination with numbers.....we would never had guessed you were a Maths teacher!!!!)

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Well done to you all, milestone shirts are reportedly going to be available again from next month so we look forward to you sporting them very soon!

Don't forget, if you know you are running your 10th (for juniors only), 50th, 100th, 250th parkrun, or even your 25th volunteering stint, please do let us know so we can give you the shout out you deserve. Providing cake to celebrate is not compulsory but very nice!

Well done Alan, Thank you for the report.

If anybody else would like to write something about your experience of parkrun that we could add to the run report,  please speak to the Run Director on the day, and we could discuss . You could e-mail us, and we could just add your Write up to all the stats from the week.

Could everybody, Including Volunteers, please make sure you have your Barcode's each week, with your Up To Date Emergency Contact number (I.C.E). It's best to carry these with you whilst at parkrun , just in case !!!

We are aiming to start the run at 9am sharp from now on, so please try to get there early enough to listen to the brief ,so you can hear of any problems or changes on the course. Remember, there are always new runners at our course, so it is really important we give them the chance to hear the briefing too.

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

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th December 2014 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:59 on 28th January 2017 (event number 120).
The Age Grade course record is held by Megan EGGELING who recorded 86.57% (27:03) on 30th July 2016 (event number 93).

Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 3,356 participants have completed 23,445 parkruns covering a total distance of 117,225 km, including 5,042 new Personal Bests.

 I will be your Run Director This Week.

Please Let me know via email ,of any birthdays or Milestones that you have this week, so i can Mention you in my Runner's Brief before the run.

Lee Webber: Co-Event Director

Your Core Team:- Vicky Calver - Robin Lozeau - Sara Coombe - Lee Webber - Tracie Cook
Volunteer Co-ordinator - Steve Wright - Alan Wellbelove

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th December 2014 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:59 on 28th January 2017 (event number 120).
The Age Grade course record is held by Megan EGGELING who recorded 86.57% (27:03) on 30th July 2016 (event number 93).

Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 3,340 participants have completed 23,274 parkruns covering a total distance of 116,370 km, including 5,026 new Personal Bests.

Help your parkrun

You can donate to Harlow parkrun through our "About Us" page. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page.

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!

Don't forget "NO BARCODE NO TIME" so #DFYB

Please also remember, under 11's must run "accompanied by an appropriate adult" at all times during the parkrun (not minutes apart) - no adult, no time, no exceptions

 

6th January 2018 Event no.169

 

Hellooo.

SO this week was deceptively cold, it really didn't look it did it but even I was frozen and I never get really cold! Even if you agreed you all went on and did our little run anyway, we must be mad mustn't we?!

This week 182 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers whom I would like to thank.  It is an easy but still responsible job out there and of course around the table and when it is as bitter as it was yesterday I think they deserve our applause even more.  So a huge heartfelt thank you to our volunteers for this week, it is always fully appreciated:

Derek JENNER • Vicky CALVER • Roy STEVEN • Andy KINNEY • Andrew KITSON • Karen KITSON • Jenny HOLLAND • Alan WELLBELOVE • Steve WRIGHT  • James AICKEN • Faryl WRIGHT • Lizzie WHITBY • Millie MCGOVERN • Geoff ROOK • Thomas WHAY • Julie OSBORNE • Hazel GUTH • Allison BEETON • Lee WEBBER • Gary LOCKWOOD • Tom FREEMAN • Brenda FREEMAN • Martin MITCHELL

As always we need to fill the roster for the coming weeks so please get in touch if you are able to help out.

Please let Alan know if you can help harlowhelpers@parkrun.com and he will add you to the roster.

We had 2 milestoners this week in the shape of David Tye (got it right this time) who completed his 50th parkrun, thanks for the yummy treats too.  And Austin Nyamande has now joined the 100 club.  Well done to you both, milestone shirts are reportedly going to be available again from next month so we look forward to you sporting them very soon!

Don't forget, if you know you are running your 10th (for juniors only), 50th, 100th, 250th parkrun, or even your 25th volunteering stint, please do let us know so we can give you the shout out you deserve. Providing cake to celebrate is not compulsory but very nice!

So this week we had a few first timers and tourists whom I forgot to mention in my briefing, so hello and welcome to our wonderful parkrun.  We love our friendly little 'pop up community' and hope you come to love us too, see you all again next week?! ;)

Speaking of my briefing, apologies again for it being late and therefore the run starting, probably the latest it ever has.  We will endeavour in the future to get the first timers and regular run briefs in earlier and then, hopefully, start on time.  Please however remember to listen to the main run brief, it doesn't matter how much of a regular you are to our course you must still listen as there are often important safety announcements, certainly at this time of year, thank you.

I leave you in the excellent hands of Robin next week and will be joining you all for a run for what seems like the first time in ages.  See you there :)

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

Sara Coombe: Co-Event Director

Your Core Team:- Vicky Calver - Robin Lozeau - Sara Coombe - Lee Webber - Tracie Cook
Volunteer Co-ordinator - Steve Wright - Alan Wellbelove

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th December 2014 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:59 on 28th January 2017 (event number 120).
The Age Grade course record is held by Megan EGGELING who recorded 86.57% (27:03) on 30th July 2016 (event number 93).

Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 3,340 participants have completed 23,274 parkruns covering a total distance of 116,370 km, including 5,026 new Personal Bests.

Help your parkrun

You can donate to Harlow parkrun through our "About Us" page. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page.

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!

Don't forget "NO BARCODE NO TIME" so #DFYB

Please also remember, under 11's must run "accompanied by an appropriate adult" at all times during the parkrun (not minutes apart) - no adult, no time, no exceptions

 

30th December 2017 Event No.168

Hi Everyone,

Well this week I was in charge of the last parkrun of the year and what a great one it was. I love pacer week, even more so when it is my turn to be Run director.  It is great to watch the PB chasers being encouraged over the line by the pacers, and also watching some of the pacers 'hovering' by the finish where they have overcooked it a little!

It was a very blustery day this Saturday but 129 people still ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers and as always we would like to say a huge thank you to them all:

Paul SCHRODER • Robin Peter LOZEAU • Roy STEVEN • Terry RIDGE • Andy KINNEY • John GILLESPIE • Andrew KITSON • Karen KITSON • Alan WELLBELOVE • Steve WRIGHT • Martin ELVEN • Richard ELVEN • Sara COOMBE • Geoff ROOK • Garry ORTON • Julie OSBORNE • Michelle COOPER • Allison BEETON • Lee WEBBER • Tracey LAVERY • Tegan WEBBER • Kevin SMITH • Tom FREEMAN • Tracie COOK • Megan LANE • Brenda FREEMAN • Martin MITCHELL

As always we need to fill the roster for the coming weeks so please get in touch if you are able to help out.

Please let Steve know if you can help harlowhelpers@parkrun.com and he will add you to the roster.

Don't forget, if you know you are running your 10th (for juniors only), 50th, 100th, 250th parkrun, or even your 25th volunteering stint, please do let us know so we can give you the shout out you deserve. Providing cake to celebrate is not compulsory but very nice!

Thanks and congrats to Stacey for your 50th parkrun and for the biscuits.

Now time to say a huge THANK YOU.  Most of you will recognise the lovely lady in the below photo.  Vicky started up Harlow parkrun just over 3 years ago.  The reason for the sad face is that at the time of taking the photo she was in the middle of telling everyone (this was at our 3rd birthday celebrations) that as Event Director she is stepping down.  It was quite an emotional time but we did give her some pressies from us and the core team.23509133_1437287649660306_1214069116126874663_o

I tried to also add a happier picture but technology was against me!  So today I guess is officially Vicky's last turn as Event Director.  Thankfully she is hanging about to still run with us occasionally and also be Run Director now and then.  The reason for letting her 'baby' go? She has some amazing goals this coming year that happen to mostly be on the weekend.  For example this weekend she wasn't able to be with us as she was competing in back to back marathons on Friday and Saturday!! She did the Friday one and completed 1/2 on Saturday due to overnight niggles, plus those of you that saw her on the Christmas weekend will know she was not well and full of cold, pretty major win there in my book.  Well done Vicky xxx.

So please stick with us as myself and Lee take over as joint Co-Event Directors.  Vicky along with Robin and others who have moved on has built this event up to be, I am sure you will agree, a great and friendly place to be on a Saturday morning, a fantastic way to start the weekend and Lee and I will endeavour to carry this tradition on with pride.

So now it is time to go and celebrate the old and the new.  Hope you all have a fantastic new year and I will see you on the 6th Jan 2018!

Sara Coombe: Run Director

Your Core Team:- Vicky Calver - Robin Lozeau - Sara Coombe - Lee Webber - Tracie Cook
Volunteer Co-ordinator - Steve Wright - Alan Wellbelove

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

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th December 2014 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:59 on 28th January 2017 (event number 120).
The Age Grade course record is held by Megan EGGELING who recorded 86.57% (27:03) on 30th July 2016 (event number 93).

Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 3,324 participants have completed 23,092 parkruns covering a total distance of 115,460 km, including 5,015 new Personal Bests.

Help your parkrun

You can donate to Harlow parkrun through our "About Us" page. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page.

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!

Don't forget "NO BARCODE NO TIME" so #DFYB

Please also remember, under 11's must run "accompanied by an appropriate adult" at all times during the parkrun (not minutes apart) - no adult, no time, no exceptions

 

16th December 2017 – Event #165

Hello parkrunner's,

This week, although it may not seem a big deal, was the first time I have been Run Director without the usual support on the day, of the more experienced Team members. I'm in the Process of becoming your Co - Event Director at Harlow, so taking on more responsibility Saturday helped to broaden my shoulders for bigger challenges ahead. Of course, I wouldn't have managed without the support of our other Team members , the Volunteers, and all you lovely runners .

Here are the stats ......

This week 108 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Derek JENNER • John GILLESPIE • Colin MOODY • Andrew KITSON • Alan WELLBELOVE • Michael CASEY • Steve WRIGHT • Sara COOMBE • Geoff ROOK • Graham THOMAS • Julie OSBORNE • Allison BEETON • Lee WEBBER • Tegan WEBBER • Tom FREEMAN • Tracie COOK • Megan LANE • Brenda FREEMAN • Martin MITCHELL • Louise PEACOCK • Dean BULL • Vanessa BULL

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

The complete results for this event can be found here

 

parkrun clubs

Congratulations to our newest Club Members...

50 parkruns - Tracie Cook and Tina Hughes . Well done Ladies!!

100 (+1) Richard Fox ( I hope you didn't mind the mention)

We had very icy conditions this week, and there were some slippery sections on the course, so I hope you all still enjoyed your run, and managed to keep yourself safe.

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Here Are some of this weeks "Runnerteer's".....( Ran and volunteered the same day!)

Allison ( Funnel Manager )

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Steve ( New Runner's Brief )

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Megan ( Pre-Event Set-up )

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Andy ( Barcode Scanner )

We have a few Volunteer roles to fill for this Saturday, and also for Christmas Day.

Please let Steve know if you can help harlowhelpers@parkrun.com and he will add you to the roster.

Don't forget, if you know you are running your 10th (for juniors only), 50th, 100th, 250th parkrun, or even your 25th volunteering stint, please do let us know so we can give you the shout out you deserve. Providing cake to celebrate is not compulsory but very nice!

 

Saturday, We invite you all to spread some Christmas Spirit, by coming in Festive Fancy Dress. It will be a hectic weekend, but what a great way to start it....parkrun!!!

Vicky will be back as Run Director , and I will be joining you all in the run this week.

Have a Great week,

Lee Webber  Run Director  Harlow parkrun - Facebook - Twitter

Your Core Team:- Vicky Calver - Robin Lozeau - Sara Coombe - Lee Webber - Tracie Cook
Volunteer Co-ordinator - Steve Wright - Alan Wellbelove

Help your parkrun
You can donate to Harlow parkrun through our "About Us" page. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page.

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!

Don't forget "NO BARCODE NO TIME" so #DFYB

Please also remember, under 11's must run "accompanied by an appropriate adult" at all times during the parkrun (not minutes apart) - no adult, no time, no exceptions

Harlow parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 3,283 participants have completed 22,711 parkruns covering a total distance of 113,555 km, including 4,991 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 19:27 on 20th December 2014 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:59 on 28th January 2017 (event number 120).
The Age Grade course record is held by Megan EGGELING who recorded 86.57% (27:03) on 30th July 2016 (event number 93).

Age Category records can be accessed here

 

 

9th December 2017 – Event #164

I made it! My first stint as Run Director!

A couple of weeks ago it was agreed that I could take the reins for 2 weeks and have a go at being top dog.... boy was I excited.

You may already know what being RD entails, but for those of you who don’t, here’s a run down of what’s involved.

-Collect the equipment from the previous RD and (in my case) learn how to reset stopwatches and barcode scanners.
-Check the volunteer roster at least 12 times a day and liaise with Alan WELLBELOVE, our volunteer co-ordinator for the week.
-Try not to panic that we wouldn’t fill the roster in time! (I’m not sure that’s what all RD’s do ??)
-Charge all of the equipment and make sure all paperwork is ready.
-Print off the now completed roster (thanks Alan) to take on Saturday and tick off as our volunteers arrive.
-Prepare for the run briefing making sure anyone likely to be running a milestone (50, 100, 250 etc) is mentioned.

When that is done, all that’s left is to turn up on Saturday and get the show on the road.

I can honestly say that week one went by in a flash. I didn’t realise, but actually the RD role has very little to do at 9am. You start the runners and then have around 19 minutes to touch base with the finish line volunteers and barcode scanners to make sure they are all set for the onslaught of finishers.

Luckily there were no incidents for me to deal with and Andy KINNEY, our tail walker was home before I knew it.

The lovely Sara COOMBE, had offered to process the results and write the run report for me so after packing everything away, my job was done.

Week 2 was more or less the same prep, although as Sara had the equipment from processing the previous results, I could relax and not worry about that side of things.

On Saturday 9th December we were lucky enough to have 4 regulars achieving a milestone. Sara COOMBE and Bruce RICHARDS were running their 50th and Alan POWERS and Bobby DRAPER reached their 100th. Well done guys! Of course, this meant cake was necessary and I hope you all enjoyed them.

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After the run, Lee showed me how to process the results. After a slight technical hitch and Lee's logical thinking, we were able to process the results pretty quickly and then it was time to see how to draft the run report - funnily enough I reckon it's by far the hardest part of the job!

This week 124 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 1 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The complete results for this event can be found here

Also, congratulations to Rebecca BUNTING who broke the SW30-34 age category record in a time of 20:13

Age Category records can be accessed here

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Henry HAMILTON • Bobby DRAPER • Roy STEVEN • Andy KINNEY • Andrew KITSON • Karen KITSON • Sandra PAVITT • Alan WELLBELOVE • Anna ROBEY • Steve WRIGHT • Sara COOMBE • Geoff ROOK • Rachel SHORE • Michelle COOPER • Allison BEETON • Lee WEBBER • Michael ROBEY • Tracey LAVERY • Tom FREEMAN • Tracie COOK • Megan LANE • Brenda FREEMAN • Martin MITCHELL

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Reminders
FOODBANK APPEAL: Don't forget we are collecting for Harlow Foodbank. Thank you so much to those who donated on Saturday, the good news is that it's not too late to bring something as we will be collecting at the scanning table again this Saturday.

23rd December 2017: Remember we are having a "dress up" on 23rd December. It's not compulsory but would be lovely to see as many of you as possible in your festive best.

25th December 2017: As has become a tradition, for those of you able to get away from the presents and dinner preparation for an hour, we will be having a Christmas day event. It will start at the later time of 10am so don't forget! We still need a few more volunteers if you could persuade a family member or two to help out ;)

So that’s it from me, I am now handing over to Lee WEBBER who will be your RD on Saturday which means I can complete my very own 50th run... I will actually be tail walker as I’ve been on the injury bench for a while and being tail means I won’t overdo it and can make the most of the event! There will be more cake so make sure you don’t miss it ??

Thanks to the core team, volunteers and parkrunners for your support, I look forward to doing it all again in January.

Tracie Cook
Run Director Harlow parkrun - Facebook - Twitter

Your Core Team:- Vicky Calver - Robin Lozeau - Sara Coombe - Graham Thomas - Lee Webber - Tracie Cook
Volunteer Co-ordinator - Steve Wright - Alan Wellbelove

Help your parkrun
You can donate to Harlow parkrun through our "About Us" page. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page.

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrunner chums!

Don't forget "NO BARCODE NO TIME" so #DFYB

Please also remember, under 11's must run "accompanied by an appropriate adult" at all times during the parkrun (not minutes apart) - no adult, no time, no exceptions!

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