A tailwakers view.

First and foremost a HUGE thank you as ever to the incredible volunteers who once again ran a seamless Parkrun this morning!
The conditions today were somewhat Nippy Noo this morning with a sharp breeze on the way out and an even sharper one on the way back impacting on some of the performances from the field of 368 for sure! From a tailwalker’s viewpoint some faces were certainly losing their colour on the way back! :/

But today we saw the fantastic commitment of some new runners we have enjoying parkrun. Two converts who had their first walk/run experience last week were Claire Myers and daughter Emanuelle Thomas and they said they found the atmosphere and support throughout overwhelming which in turn makes us so proud! They of course came back this week for more and both smashed their pb’s second time out with huge smiles!!! This is why we do this! Welcome to Running ladies!

We had numerous runners who had clocked up 100 parkruns at various times out today but a Special mention to Lena King. This was her 150th Hastings parkrun, this equates to an incredible 466miles!!! Lena is a longstanding volunteer for Hastings and big applause goes out to you!

I found myself Tail Walking today whilst recovery from being poorly rather than my usual running. The great thing about volunteering in different positions is that you get great perspective of how much enjoyment is around you. To be acknowledged by all runners as they pass you in whatever state with politeness and still so very grateful is a privilege to see !!! Thats the wonder of PARKRUN
By Julia French

Hastings parkrun
Event number 196
12th January 2019
This week 368 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Yock Lin RICHARDSON • Neil SELLMAN • Brian CROUCHER • Eric HARDWICK • Harry ASH • Julie BEERLING • Darren BARZEE • Andy LEE • Jill GREEN • Alice TIGWELL • Grant DOCKSEY • Stuart KEEN • Hilary AXWORTHY • Michael CLOKE • Julia FRENCH • Callum PUXTY • Alison BROOKER • Craig WEEKS • Angelita ROTHWELL • Jon SMALLDON • Jonathan FRENCH • Richard NEWHAM-BENTLEY Arrianne Callow

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

The male record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded a time of 14:14 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Grace BAKER who recorded a time of 17:18 on 29th December 2018 (event number 193).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kelly HOLMES who recorded 91.95% (17:48) on 11th August 2018 (event number 173).

Hastings parkrun started on 18th April 2015. Since then 6,824 participants have completed 39,499 parkruns covering a total distance of 197,495 km, including 7,759 new Personal Bests. A total of 681 individuals have volunteered 4,514 times.

 

parkrunners and Volunteers Galore!!!!!!!

New Year resolutions were out in force on the seafront with the parkrun enjoying its 8th best attendance of all time and the biggest turnout since back in October. And with 27 volunteers on duty (email hastingshelpers@parkrun.com to join us as a volunteer in the weeks to come) the total number of parkrunners was well in excess of 350. As usual, the men edged out the women, numerically at least, by 160 to 138 with 37 unknowns. The men also came out on top in the age categories with the 24 VM50-54's just ahead of the 23 VM45-49's.

Milestones were passed. Juniors Ryan Konyu, Henry Smalldon and Nathan Frais all earned their 10-run shirt. While turning out for their 50th parkruns and earning the red shirt were Paul Kemp and Noel Simpson. Well done to all 5.

Special achievers this week include Sophie Ashby, who was the 195th finisher in our 195th event. Exquisite timers numbered a mighty 6 this week: Romey Geller (24:00), Mike Courtnage (25:00), Amanda Ruck (27:00), Ben Kirimli (28:00 and a new PB), Sue Palmer (30:00) and Kim Baden (42:00)

We had 28 people attending their first parkrun anywhere and 9 first-time visitors to Hastings. Our most experienced parkrunner was Tim Gray, completing the 5K for the 317th time. As always, we had the full range of age groups, from under 11 to over 80. Finish times went from Dan Anderson's 16:56 to our tail walker Lucy Brett's 52:04 with a median time of 28:41.

The volunteer team did their usual fantastic job for you. It's easy to forget they're there as they make it all look so smooth and easy. But there would be no parkrun without them turning up for you every week. So please take a moment to thank them or chat to them or even grunt if that's all you can manage as you shoot past a marshal out on the course. Better still, become one yourself in the week's ahead (remember, all you have to do is email hastingshelpers@parkrun.com).

A happy statistic to finish on: at each of the last three events, every single one of the little plastic finish tokens has been returned to us and we haven't had to make up any replacements. So well done to all you parkrunners. See you next Saturday.

This week 335 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
By Ken Hughes Run Director.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Arrianne CALLOW • Sue PALMER • Ian CAPON • Elaine WILLIAMS • Eric HARDWICK • Ken HUGHES • Jane HUGHES • Roger MANDRY • John WESTBROOK • Nadia WINBORN • Brendan JONES • Andrew STENTON • Helen PARMENTER • Raisa RAMPERSAD • Ian WINBORN • Catherine BRAY • Martin S TURNER • Julia FRENCH • Martyn LEVITT • Tomm BROOKER • Sam MABON • Hannah EDMONDS • Eric LUCKMAN • Paul BAXTER • Ray BEBB • Lucy BRETT • David AMOS

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

The male record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded a time of 14:14 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Grace BAKER who recorded a time of 17:18 on 29th December 2018 (event number 193).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kelly HOLMES who recorded 91.95% (17:48) on 11th August 2018 (event number 173).

Hastings parkrun started on 18th April 2015. Since then 6,783 participants have completed 39,131 parkruns covering a total distance of 195,655 km, including 7,716 new Personal Bests. A total of 678 individuals have volunteered 4,492 times.

 

Hastings parkrun
Event number 194
1st January 2019
This week 198 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Susanna WOOD • Arrianne CALLOW • Neil JEFFRIES • Martin NOAKES • Stephanie EDMUNDS • John BRIDGER • Terry KITSON • Ken HUGHES • Jane HUGHES • Sally EVES-DANN • Nadia WINBORN • Ruth SPILLER • Hilary AXWORTHY • Ian WINBORN • Richard GASSON • Julia FRENCH • Dean FOX • Martyn LEVITT • Anna WEBSTER • Rebecca WEBBE • Angelita ROTHWELL • Lorin COLWELL • Lucy COLWELL • Hyder ROOHANI • Kyrsty WINCH • Robert CLARK

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

The male record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded a time of 14:14 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Grace BAKER who recorded a time of 17:18 on 29th December 2018 (event number 193).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kelly HOLMES who recorded 91.95% (17:48) on 11th August 2018 (event number 173).

Hastings parkrun started on 18th April 2015. Since then 6,745 participants have completed 38,796 parkruns covering a total distance of 193,980 km, including 7,658 new Personal Bests. A total of 672 individuals have volunteered 4,465 times.

 

Happy New Year !!!!

224 people kicked off 2019 in the best possible way, by attending the Hastings parkrun New Year's Day special. With the wind staying in bed with a Hogmanay hangover, the sunshine and cool air made for perfect conditions on the seafront.

The 26 volunteers did their usual outstanding job, ensuring the parkrun took place and passed off safely and enjoyably for the 198 who covered the 5K course. This week, the most populous age group was 45-49, with 17 males and 17 females in this age category. 4% of the parkrunners were aged 10 or younger and 1.5% were over 75. The median time was a sprightly 27:35 with a range from 17:37 to 56:44.

Almost one fifth of the parkrunners were at Hastings for the first time. We welcomed 22 Hastings newcomers who have attended other parkruns and 15 who were at their first parkrun anywhere. First time visitor, Sean Broughton, was our most experienced parkrunner with 253 completed. Females were outnumbered by males, 81 to 103, but the 14 Unknowns who had no barcode may have evened this up (or not).

Jake Bourne and Ellie Booth were our milestone runners, both hitting the 50 mark. Jake has run all of his 50 at Hastings and celebrated with a PB. Ellie has run Hastings 47 times and was yesterday's first JW10 finisher.

There were 29 PBs recorded, from Lee Page's 17:55 to Sally Butler's 38:01. Paul and Shana Burchett achieved an unusual double by finishing in exactly 20 and exactly 27 minutes, the only two parkrunners with a 0 seconds time.

We're back on Saturday as usual for Hastings parkrun #195. See you at 9am and don't forget your barcode.

 

Hastings parkrun Event number 193 29th December 2018

This week 293 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Arrianne CALLOW • Andy KNIGHT • Neil JEFFRIES • Martin NOAKES • Elaine WILLIAMS • Denise COOK • Eric HARDWICK • Dale SCOWEN • Paul EMERSON • Andy LEE • June NASH • Christine SANDERSON • Nadia WINBORN • Anne BROOKS • Derek MANSELL • Hilary AXWORTHY • Ian WINBORN • Martyn LEVITT • Shaun TOMLIN • Robert CLARK • David AMOS

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

The male record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded a time of 14:14 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Grace BAKER who recorded a time of 17:18 on 29th December 2018 (event number 193).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kelly HOLMES who recorded 91.95% (17:48) on 11th August 2018 (event number 173).

Hastings parkrun started on 18th April 2015. Since then 6,708 participants have completed 38,598 parkruns covering a total distance of 192,990 km, including 7,629 new Personal Bests. A total of 668 individuals have volunteered 4,439 times.

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