#196 08/09/2018 Feelin’ the parkrun Love

This morning was filled with parkrun love.  To start, all our volunteer roles were filled with extra marshals to guide you round the diversion on the course.  We had an unexpected visit from Judi and her Hen Do mates from Bristol - 2 of whom helped out as volunteers.  And first timer Wayne (hope I have your name right), made a point of telling me he thought we had a super event with special kudos for the marshals.  So I was feeling the parkrun love.  I hope you were too!

As if that wasn't enough to get excited about....Ben ran his 50th parkun today.  Congratulations Ben!

There were 186 runners and walkers this morning.  27 were first timers and 36 recorded a new pb.  Well done to everyone!

We welcomed tourists from Bristol, China and Newent (our neighbouring parkrun event).

A big thank you to the volunteers who made it all possible.  They are:  Andrew TYLER  •  Andy SPANJERS  •  Anthony CHAMPKEN  •  Avrl SEFTEL  •  Barbara SPANJERS  •  Darren WILLIAMS  •  Emma MARTIN  •  Fred TYLER  •  Martin FOGG  •  Michelle BOWLEY  •  Oliver GRIFFITHS  •  Rebecca DUGUID  •  Sharon WOOD  •  Temi ODURINDE  •  Tom HEMBLADE  •  Wayne GRIFFITHS

If you can help out, please get in touch and let us know a Saturday that suits you .  You can even request the role you'd like to do.  Full training provided on the morning.  You can see the state of future rosters here   http://www.parkrun.org.uk/hereford/futureroster/   Send an email to herefordhelpers@parkrun.com or post a comment to our Facebook page 'Hereford parkrun'.

Hereford Hall of Fame (at least 10 runs and a pb today)

Ian Hammett

Joanna Eddy

Mark Hookins

Claire Adamson

Kate Backhouse

Chris Barber

Samantha Witts

Eleanor Morris

Diane Stapley

Well done!

Wishing everyone a great week.   Hope to see you next Saturday when we'll do it all again.

Follow this link for an inspirational, motivational video....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0ZTD-tAGg

 

 

 

#195 – 01/09/18 – PBs, Milestones and Cake

This week 188 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

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Congratulations - Milestone t-shirts on the way:

David JENKINS - 100 club (Thank you for the yummy cake)

Karen WATKINS - 50 club

Sian CHAMPKEN - 25 club

Hall of Fame (at least 10 runs & a PB)

Ben SKINNER
Paul BASKEYFIELD
Mike SHAW
Mark HOOKINS
Karen POLLARD
Steve HARTLEY
Matthew LAND
Keith GUTHRIRE
Amy GILLIGAN
Graham SMITH
David BROWN
Kema GASTER
Reinette BROWN
Joolz TORNYA
 

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for making parkrun possible:

Rachel LATTEY • Sarah MCCAULEY • Bernice JAGGARD • Anthony CHAMPKEN • Sian CHAMPKEN • Jane MATTHEWS • Gwyn ISTANCE • Sharon WOOD • Hugh SWEET-ESCOTT • Hilary GAUNTLETT-SMALL • Ashley POWIS

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#194 25/08/2018 Back from Hols

Welcome back to Hereford parkrun after a 2 week break whilst water works bogged up the course. This week involved a diversion round the excavating equipment and the work site, but it was no problem for you lot! Special mention and thanks to Brent and Tony who arrived early to mark the way to keep everyone safe.
We expect no further cancellations in relation to the water works that remain underway. There will be 'go rounds' for the next 2 or 3 weeks until the new water service pipes have been installed. Thereafter, the works will need to cross Holmer Road which will add a different element to your journey to the event.

There were 169 enthusiastic runners this morning, supported by 16 devoted volunteers.  There were 38 first timers and 12 new pb's.

The highlights from where I stood:

Sue Bissell claiming glory on her 100th parkrun.  Congratulations Sue!

Felix who managed to hit every puddle on the course with pure joy at each splash.  I think he ran an extra kilometer zigzaging along the route!

The man in the hat who gave the most entertaining hop,skip and jump as he entered the finish funnel. Love to see runners who enjoy their run with us!

Lois in her rather jazzy shorts.  You rocked them!

We welcomed tourists from Rutland (including their ED), Sussex and South Africa.  We hop you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Hall of Fame (at least 10 runs & a pb)

Matthew Brunnock

Fred Tyler

Robin Drewett

Rosemary East

Diane Stapley

To volunteer please send us an email at herefordhelpers@parkrun.com or post a message on our Facebook page 'Hereford parkrun' or speak to someone in hi-viz any Saturday at our event.  It takes about 12 volunteers each week to hold our event.  Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive.

Wishing everyone a great week and we hope to see you next Saturday when we will do it all again.

 

 

#192 28/07/2018 The east wind doth blow and we shall have…rain…and PB’s!

The heatwave finally came to an end and normal British summer weather returned to Hereford with a chilly wind and the odd shower of rain.
Despite the weather we had an excellent turn out with 167 runners and 14 volunteers braving the elements. We welcomed visitors from near and far including Exeter, Solihull, Dundee, the Far East (China) and the Near East (Bicester!). We hope you enjoyed your visit to Hereford and will come and see us again sometime soon.
Eleven first-timers joined the parkrun family this week. It’s great to see new faces each week - we hope you enjoyed your first time will keep coming back for more.
Twenty of you managed a PB, a great effort in those conditions and the following enter the Hereford Hall of Fame, having achieved a PB with at least 10 runs completed:
Gordon Eastman (a PB and first to finish - great work Gordon!)
Rosemary East
Liam Curtis-Moore
Steve Hartley
Wayne Jones
Dave Millichap
Chris Ruck
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Mark EDWARDS, Lavinia EDWARDS, Dawn HARWOOD, Beth HARWOOD, Hayley LOVATT, Brent LOWSON, Jonathan MACKERETH, Bridget MACKERETH, Sarah McCAULEY, Adam MICHNIOK, Arwen NIXON, Julie PREWITT, Barbara SPANJERS, Darren WILLIAMS.
Should anyone feel the urge to help out by volunteering (it’s a great way of keeping involved with the parkrun community if you are injured or saving your legs for a race) please do let us know by posting on our FB page “Hereford parkrun”; emailing herefordhelpers@parkun.com or speaking to the Run Director or any volunteer at our event on a Saturday morning.

 

#191 21/7/2018 Park runs parkrun in record time

We had a fantastic time at this week’s warm and sunny Hereford parkrun… and that time was….15 minutes and 27 seconds! – a truly fantastic time and breaking the course record by a whopping 44 seconds - take a bow, Rhys Park. Welcome to the parkrun family, Rhys - what a way to make your parkrun debut!
There to witness Rhys’s record-breaking run were 164 other runners, amongst whom we welcomed visitors from Stoke-on-Trent, Stratford-upon-Avon and Sheffield-upon-Sheaf! We hope you enjoyed your visit to Hereford and will come and see us again sometime soon.
As well as Rhys, we also welcomed 9 other first timers to the parkrun family. It’s great to see new faces each week and we hope you enjoyed your first time will keep coming back for more.
17 of you also had a fantastic time – your fastest ever time at Hereford - a PB, no less! Congratulations everybody - great work in that heat. The following enter the Hereford Hall of Fame, having achieved a PB with at least 10 runs completed:
Sharon Wood
Michael Steele
Joanna Eddy
Amy Gilligan
James Holman
Simon Somers
Mark Eckley
Congratulations also to juniors Esther Johnson and Max Broadbent (one of our Sheffield visitors) who completed their 10th parkrun – don’t forget to check your profile on the parkrun website to see when you can order your free t-shirts.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Paul GILBERT, Helen GODSALL, Tom HEMBLADE, Dave HIDER, Rachel LATTEY, Brent LOWSON, Jane MATTHEWS, Zofia MICHNIOK, Justyna MICHNIOK, Adam MICHNIOK, Harley PEGGS, Tim PEGGS, Geoff PREWITT, Ben SKINNER, Barbara SPANJERS
Should any runners feel the urge to help out by volunteering (it’s a great way of keeping involved with the parkrun community if you are injured or saving your legs for a race) please do let us know by posting on our FB page “Hereford parkrun”; emailing herefordhelpers@parkun.com or speaking to the Run Director or any volunteer at our event on a Saturday morning.

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