Harrow Lodge parkrun Event # 225 17th June 2017

The total distance run by Harrow Lodge parkrunners since its inception in 2013 is a mahoosive 106,705km! As a result of some quick research I can tell you that this equates to more than two and a half times the distance around the world. Just in case it ever comes up in a quiz you are now fully informed!

It was a hot one today and 113 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Good job, everyone!

A cheer for our 17 volunteers this week – Hurrah!!
Anthony MAPLESDEN • Jenni KULESZA • David KEELEY • Neil TRUSLER • Danny COYLE • Martin PEEK • Keith PENFOLD • Mike DIVER • R SEDDON • George SMITH • Alison CLIFFORD • Maria CHARLESTON • Daniel NOONAN • Catherine PETTIT • Ryan EAST • Richard ROZEE • Danny CLIFT

See you next week!

This week’s stats:

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

Male placings:
Ben DAVIS (SM18-19) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:16 - 10th time in 13 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Gary ATKINS (VM45-49) of Havering Athletic Club, was third over the line in 19:34.

Female placings:
Kimberley BURNETT (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (26th overall) over the line in 24:47 - first time in 11 appearances.
Fiona CRITCHLEY (VW50-54) of East London Runners, was second (27th overall) over the line in 25:13.
Tracy BAILEY (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 26:16.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ben DAVIS (SM18-19) – 77.22% for the time 17:16 (first overall).
Gary ATKINS (VM45-49) – 74.79% for the time 19:34 (third overall).
Steve WALKER (VM45-49) – 72.22% for the time 20:06 (5th overall).

The female record is held by Lauren DEADMAN who recorded a time of 00:17:40 on 7th May 2016 (event number 168).
The male record is held by Grant TWIST who recorded a time of 00:16:11 on 6th September 2014 (event number 82).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 84.50% (21:43) on 10th August 2013 (event number 31).

Harrow Lodge parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 3,127 participants have completed 21,341 parkruns covering a total distance of 106,705 km, including 4,413 new Personal Bests.

 

Harrow Lodge parkrun Event # 223 3rd June 2017

I have missed the last 4 parkruns at Harrow Lodge and so it was comforting to turn up this morning and see the familiar faces. Then to run the course I know so well, passing the encouraging marshals and finally see the timer’s smiling faces willing each runner to a last push to the line. Like a pair of old slippers parkrun fits into many lives every Saturday – comfy, reliable, and welcoming. I hope today’s 11 first timers soon come to feel this way about parkrun as I am sure many of the 113 already do.

 

A cheer for our 16 volunteers this week – Hurrah!!

Anthony MAPLESDEN • Jenni KULESZA • Neil TRUSLER • Danny COYLE • Sandra DOBIE • Mike DIVER • Jodie SCHUBERT • Tracy QUIGLEY • George SMITH • Alison CLIFFORD • Lisa GASKIN • Steve CIPA • Catherine PETTIT • Lara HARRADINE • Bruce MAIL • Richard ROZEE

 

This week 113 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

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

Male placings:
James STEWART (JM15-17) of Havering Athletic Club, was first over the line in 18:38 - 4th time in 7 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Barry SMITH (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:52 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Toni MARSHALL (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (36th overall) over the line in 25:16 - first time in 5 appearances.
Louise SEARLE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (37th overall) over the line in 25:20.
Jodie GOODMAN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 25:37.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Dave TULLETT (VM50-54) – 74.05% for the time 20:14 (5th overall).
Glena REASON (VW60-64) – 72.57% for the time 26:44 (47th overall).
James STEWART (JM15-17) – 72.45% for the time 18:38 (first overall).

The female record is held by Lauren DEADMAN who recorded a time of 00:17:40 on 7th May 2016 (event number 168).
The male record is held by Grant TWIST who recorded a time of 00:16:11 on 6th September 2014 (event number 82).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 84.50% (21:43) on 10th August 2013 (event number 31).

 

Record breaking day

It never rains at parkrun does it? Well today, we almost didn't have a parkrun due to thunder and lightning in the area. Our risk assessment says we have to delay the start or run for the hills if we've already started as it's not a good idea to be among trees or standing next to metal spikes at the finish when there's lightning about.  Now that would have been disastrous as we celebrated Dave Sherman's 100th parkun with cake (yes more cake) and a record breaking run by John Butcher in the male vet 85-89 age category. John has now taken this age category record at 20 different parkruns - a fantastic achievement - and will no doubt carry on travelling with his fellow runners from Ware Joggers. John's start and finish were recorded on video, but not sure where you can view it. However, thanks John for choosing us for your 20th record.

We had an incident with a runner who apparently swore at a dog walker who had let his dog stray into his path. We just can't stand for that as it doesn't help our relationship with other park users, who have as much right to use the park as us. I'm sure our regulars would have just patted the dog and then carried on running. The runner who was quite quick was not from Harrow Lodge, but didn't scan his barcode, so we don't know who he is. Thanks to others who tried to calm the situation and repair matters.

On a brighter note we had another attendance record. This week 157 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part. And even better, we were oversubscribed with volunteers. Please opt in to our weekly email via your results email manage options button. We can't run the event without loads of volunteers. See you next week

Male placings:
Matthew BLAND (VM50-54) of Havering Athletic Club, was first over the line in 18:32 - second time in 2 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Barry SMITH (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:48 - has been first to finish on 14 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Susan MILLWARD (VW40-44) of Ware Joggers, was first (29th overall) over the line in 23:12 - first appearance.
Nicole MEEHAN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (46th overall) over the line in 25:11 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Louise SEARLE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (55th overall) over the line in 26:17.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Alan BUTLER (VM60-64) – 79.66% for the time 20:29 (6th overall).
Matthew BLAND (VM50-54) – 79.59% for the time 18:32 (first overall).
Jeremy WILKES (VM50-54) – 73.74% for the time 20:30 (7th overall).

 

Harrow Lodge parkrun Event number 217 22nd April 2017

Last Saturday, I had just returned from holiday and seeing the roster was full, decided to have a sneaky parkrun. This was my second Harrow Lodge parkrun and my 13th parkrun overall, so I'm not adverse to a bit of tourism. I did promise to write last week's report, but you know how it goes - cricket, football, gardening, TV, newspapers, internetting, pub and life's other trivial pursuits all took my time. OK I forgot.

Well of course the run showed our excellent course at its best, the excellent course set up and wonderful marshalling and I got a PB to boot.

In a similar vein, one of our RDs, Mike, returned from South Africa this week where he knocked out a parkrun and the Two Oceans marathon. He also returned to Harrow Lodge parkrun and seeing the roster was full, had a swift 5K to see if his legs still worked. They did. He of course confirmed my observations of the previous week.

We almost broke two records today and I use the “Royal We”. Grant Twist almost broke his course record of 16:11, but was three seconds short. He tells me his early season 5K track time is in the 14 minutes plus area, so possibly we will be graced a GB international soon. The other record we didn't quite break was our attendance record of 153, but with running booming again and the London Marathon tomorrow, we will surely break that record soon, not that it matters of course.

If any of you fancy a race rather a timed run, here's a few local races to try out:-

May 17 19:30 Dagenham 88 Runners 5 miles at Eastbrookend

June 6 19:30 Havering '90 Joggers Midweek 5 miles at Raphael Park

11th June 2017 10:00am Thames Chase 10K

Other events are available on the Essex Athletics website Look out for the monthly Crown to Crown on Wednesday evening and the Horndon 10K

This week 150 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers.

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

Male placings: Grant TWIST (SM25-29) of Chelmsford AC, was first over the line in 16:14 - 11th time in 11 appearances. Antonio PECORARO (VM50-54) of Havering '90 Joggers, was second over the line in 18:44 - has been first to finish on 37 previous occasions. Rob BROWN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:02.

Female placings: Deborah COYLE (VW40-44) of Havering Tri, was first (7th overall) over the line in 20:40 - 4th time in 7 appearances. Caroline TUCK (VW50-54) of Dagenham 88 Runners, was second (18th overall) over the line in 22:02 - has been first to finish on 26 previous occasions. Nicola LEONARD (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 23:39.

The three highest age grades were recorded by: Antonio PECORARO (VM50-54) – 81.32% for the time 18:44 (second overall). Grant TWIST (SM25-29) – 79.47% for the time 16:14 (first overall). Caroline TUCK (VW50-54) – 77.99% for the time 22:02 (18th overall).

The female record is held by Lauren DEADMAN who recorded a time of 00:17:40 on 7th May 2016 (event number 168). The male record is held by Grant TWIST who recorded a time of 00:16:11 on 6th September 2014 (event number 82). The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 84.50% (21:43) on 10th August 2013 (event number 31).

Dave

 

Sunny morning means blazing times!

Today we have been blessed with glorious sunshine and this has contributed to some very quick times with the top 8 all consisting of below 21 minutes.

The top three finishers deserve a congratulation due to them having a strong finish and then collapsing once past the finish line. Well done to Samuel Atkins, Antonio Pecoraro and Lewis Debenham all under 19 minutes!

Tourists from Ashford Chichester and Basildon and one came all the way from Portsmouth. It is great to see runners travel from such far distances to take part in Harrow Lodge parkrun.

31 PBs which were all very well deserved and I am sure they felt proud of these achievements and will use these strong personal times to strive for better times in the future.

I and many other runners are very excited as next Saturday (1st April) the course is being run backwards! It should be interesting as I’m sure with our great marshals everyone will be able to guide the runners around the course correctly.

Remember keeeeeeeep running!

(129 runners)

I will look forward to running next Saturday and seeing a large cohort of enthusiastic runners next week!

Aidan

Male placings:
Samuel ATKINS (JM15-17) of Havering Athletic Club, was first over the line in 18:30 - 10th time in 46 appearances.
Antonio PECORARO (VM50-54) of Havering '90 Joggers, was second over the line in 18:36 - has been first to finish on 37 previous occasions.
Lewis DEBENHAM (JM15-17) of Havering Athletic Club, was third over the line in 18:54 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Hayley HAWES (VW35-39) of East Essex Triathlon Club, was first (8th overall) over the line in 20:34 - second time in 2 appearances.
Amy Rose BAGGS (SW18-19) of Havering Athletic Club, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 23:26 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Leanna ROMANO (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (49th overall) over the line in 25:29.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Antonio PECORARO (VM50-54) – 81.90% for the time 18:36 (second overall).
Alan BUTLER (VM60-64) – 76.84% for the time 21:14 (10th overall).
Samuel ATKINS (JM15-17) – 74.05% for the time 18:30 (first overall).

The female record is held by Lauren DEADMAN who recorded a time of 00:17:40 on 7th May 2016 (event number 168).
The male record is held by Grant TWIST who recorded a time of 00:16:11 on 6th September 2014 (event number 82).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 84.50% (21:43) on 10th August 2013 (event number 31).

Harrow Lodge parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 2,889 participants have completed 19,667 parkruns covering a total distance of 98,335 km, including 4,083 new Personal Bests.

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