Run Report – Saturday 13th January

Harwich parkrun # 135 - 13/01/2018

102 made there way to Harwich Parkrun this morning. This was almost a level split with 53 Males and 49 Females. 42 were from the local Harwich Runners running Running club.

First place today went to Mark LLOYD who completed the course in 18:07 and won for the 11th time at Harwich. Mark also managed to record exactly the same time as his last run on New years day. Second finisher was Simon DAY in 18:30 with James FOOT coming in third place with a time of 18:34. Today was James 17th Parkrun but first at Harwich.

First Female today went to Kate HODGKISS in a time of 21:00, finishing in 8th place overall and giving Kate a 17th win at Harwich. Second Female was Nicola RANSON in 21:47 and third was Karen STAPLETON in 23:17.

Top 3 Junior places today went to Michael KNOLES (JM11-14) in 10th place with a time of 21:19 which is very close to his own PB. Second Junior today was Jamie CARTER (JM10) in 22:38 and third was Harry PITHAM (JM11-14) in 25:16.

Today we had 10 achieving a new PB.

In 15th place today and continuing his fine form was Michael BALL who hit another PB today with a new time of  21:45, knocking 14 seconds of his previous. In 23rd was Edward EVANS with a new PB of 23:27 on his third outing at Harwich. Edward improved on his previous best by 24 seconds today. in 29th place today and also setting a new PB was Kris WILLS in a time of 24:40 and taking an impressive 52 seconds off his last PB. In 37th today was Kris DALBY who continues to get better and better. Today a new PB of 25:30 took another 6 seconds of his previous best. 52nd place today was Christina PRETTY who on her 115th Parkrun went under 28 minutes for the first time, knocking 34 seconds of her previous best set back in early December with a new time today of 27:54 In 55th position today was my son Aidan DOWNS,  who while having a break in the football season, has returned to Parkrun. Today Aidan done the Parkrun using the "Jeffing" method and done a 3 minute run, 30 seconds walk. Aidan was rewarded with a 6 seconds PB, completing the course in 28:05. Not far behind and in 65th place was Aidan's mum, Lian MEACHEN, who recorded yet another PB with a time today of 30:35, knocking 6 seconds off and achieving her 3rd PB in the last 5 runs. This meant I was the only one at home not to get a PB today.. and yes it has been pointed out many times already today..

Jayne TILLEY was another to achieve a PB on her second run with a new best of 32:10, taking almost 4 minutes of her first run. Alex FLOOK improved by 3 seconds today to get a new PB of 35:34 on her 12th Parkrun and not missing out on PB's was Sandra JONES, recording her 7th PB in 9 run with a new best today of 37:07.

Well done to Everyone and special thanks to all the volunteers and Marshals.


Run Report – Saturday 6th January 2018

Harwich parkrun #134 - 06/01/2018

This weeks attendance was a strong 98. We would have certainly been over 100 but many of our regulars were running at an Essex Cross country event. This did however provide an opportunity for others to have a bit of glory.

First back today was Sam STRIKE in 20:16 followed by Kiera-Jayne ATKINSON in 20:33. This is even more impressive when you see that Kiera-Jayne is in the JW11-14 catagory. Third place today went to Cameron MITCHELL who returned in a time of 20:49.

5th and 6th place today went to Keith BRETTON & Jimmy SECKER who both recorded new PB's. Keiths 5th place time of 21:05 was 20 seconds quicker than his previous best time set on Event 129. Jimmy finished 6th and a new PB of 21:13 was a 33 second improvement from the time set at event 113.

Frist Junior Male today went to Michael KNOLES who finished in 7th place and completed today in 21:23. Alexander MCCREADIE celebrated completing his 100th Parkrun today with a second place junior male position in a time of 22:41

Second placed female today went to Antoinette WILSON, finishing in 21st place overall with a time of 24:42 and third female was Diane PARTON in 26th place with a time of 25:09.

A new PB was achieved by Dalia JABALLAH. Dalia finished today in 27:53 which was an impressive improvement of 2m23s set at event 123. Ryan MACEY achieved a new PB of 28:01 in his second run at Harwich and Maria FEBRUARY also achieved a new PB today, setting a new best of 28:46 on what was also her 2nd run.

A name mentioned before continues to set regular PB's. Sandra JONES achieved 38:03 which was her 6 PB in 8 run. Jim DENNY on his 3 run at Harwich also helped himself to a  new PB of 34:18 and Louise LEEKS on her second run took over 6 minutes off her first run with a new PB of 41:09.

We had 9 First Timers today at Harwich with 5 of the 9, attempting Parkrun for the very first time. We really hope to see you all again next week.

Thank you to Barry Eagle for his time in taking pictures that we all love to see. Since Parkrun has started, Barry has only missed a small handful of Saturdays and we are extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated photography turning up week after week. If you look at other Parkrun pages on facebook, very few are as fortunate as us.

Thanks to all the core team and volunteers this week.

At Harwich, our records continue to stand as follows:

Female record holder: Hayley MUNN - 17:42 - Event 56 (06/08/16)
Male record holder: David GREEN - 16:07 - Event 56 (06/08/16)
Age graded record holder: Claudine TISBURY - 89.64 % - 20:45 - Event 110 (05/08/17)




Run Report – New Years Day 2018

New Years Day parkrun attracted 113 with many also taking up the option that is only available on New Years day.. A Double!! Like me, others took full advantage with many heading off to Colchester after Harwich had finished.

113 was our largest attendance since the 7th October.

Repeating Saturday's Parkrun win, Robert REASON took first place in a time of 17:22, 16 seconds quicker than Saturdays win. Second Place was secured by Josh SOWMAN in 18:01, setting a new PB on his 3rd attendance at Harwich. Third back was Mark LLOYD in 18:07.

13th overall and first female today was Sadie MOORE who was running Harwich for the very first time. Second place went to Nicola RANSON in 22:00 and third place was another First timer at Harwich. Anna MILLS completed the course in 22:50.

Robert John SMITH finished 6th overall today and set a new PB of 19:21, knocking 10 seconds of his previous best. Not far behind in 9th place was Simon FORD, also achieving a new PB with a time of 20:34, which was 48 seconds quicker and helped Simon record his third consecutive PB. Scott YOUNG from Great Bentley Running Club was next to achieve a PB today. On Scott's 5th outing at Harwich, he recorded an new best of 23:32.

Heading over from Clacton today was Wayne SMEE, and on his 3 run at Harwich, secured a new PB of 25:04, knocking nearly 2 minutes of his previous best. Another to venture over from Clacton was Caroline FOSTER and on her 4th outing, Caroline was rewarded with her 3rd conservative PB at Harwich in a new new best of 27:23.

Lian MEACHEN helped herself to another PB today with a 30:41, knocking 33 seconds off her previous best. Running without a double ankle fracture seems to be helping Lian improve at an impressive rate. Right behind Lian was Danielle GODFREY, who also helped herself to a new best of 30:43. It was also a good day for Helen STEPHEN who completed today run in a new best of 31:54.

Well done to Benjamin FICKEN who completed his 100th Parkrun today at Harwich and also to Marilen TINIAKOU who completed her 50th.

Thank you to all today Volunteers.


Run Report – Saturday 30th December 2017

This Saturday we returned to our "Normal" course and with some strong head wind on the way out, PB's were always going to be hard today.

First today was local runner Robert REASON who maintains his record of winning every time he attends Harwich. Rob now has 15 wins in 15 outings. Today Rob completed the 5k course in 17:38. 2nd today was fellow Harwich Runner Mark LLOYD in 18:36 followed by Sebastian BURLEY in 19:11.

First female today was Karen STAPLETON in 23:16 and 15th place overall. Second female was Claudine TISBURY not far behind in 23:29 and 3rd was Alison EVANS in 24:30.

23rd place today and with a new PB was Alison HOGG in a new best of 24:49, knocking 46 seconds of her previous best. Matt CHARLTON on his third outing recorded another PB,  taking over a minute off his previous. Also achieving a new Pb today was Simon HOGG for the second consecutive week, knocking a massive 3 minutes 6 seconds off last weeks best. Danielle GODFREY went 4 seconds quicker than on her first attempt and Sandra JONES on her 7th run at Harwich, went 26 seconds quicker and also achieved her 5 Pb in 7.

Junior Cat first places today go to:

JM10 - Jamie CARTER 23:12

JM11-14 - Harry PITHAM 26:15

JW10 - Ana BASTER 36:33

JW15-17 - Hannah THORNTON 35:13

Well done to everyone and we hope to see many of you on New Years day at 08:30. Remember NYD is the only day you can record/attend 2 parkrun's on the same day. If you are thinking of Ipswich Parkrun in Chantry Park at 10:30, please do consider wearing Trail shoes as it is very muddy currently.

Thanks again to all the volunteers.


Run Report – Christmas Day 2017

Well today Christmas run was supported by our biggest attendance for a Christmas day since we Started back in 2015. The first year saw 42 with 2016 increasing to 57 and today we welcome 62.

We were also greeted this morning with a strong headwind as we headed out but that did mean we had a helping hand on the way back.

Our top 3 today included a mix of runners from 3 different clubs. First back was Ian DUGGAN from Felixstowe RCC in 20:09 and in what was tough conditions, made the PB even more special. Ian's previous 2 runs were on Christmas day and Boxing day last year. Second place overall and first female was Claudine TISBURY in 21:37 and recording her 4th consecutive "Female First Finisher" and 26th win overall. Third back today was Benjamin FICKEN from Great Bentley RC in 21:46. Benjamin in now also only 2 runs away from 100.

Second Female today was Clare BARSTOW from Framlingham Flyers in 23:59, turning out for the first time at Harwich and third female today went to Helen DUGGAN in 24:44, also setting a new PB, making it a double for the DUGGAN household. These were the only 2 PB's recorded today.

In total, 4 were first timers at Harwich and 2 of these were first timers to Parkrun itself.

Thanks again to all the volunteers that gave up there Christmas morning and it was also great to see so many of you dressing up.

Merry Christmas.

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