Highbury Fields parkrun Event number 329

Highbury Fields 13th January 2018
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On a cold January morning, Highbury Fields parkrun experienced its largest ever turnout of an impressive 367 people running, jogging and walking - almost 50 more than the previous record of 326 – bringing 43 personal bests as well as 61 first timers. Along with these great numbers, special congratulations go to Jadon for setting a record time for the 11-14 JM age group with 18:05 as well as Luke Franklin and Alexander Tsirigotis for completing their 50th parkrun. David Taylor was first finisher with a very respectable time of 16:54.

It was incredible to witness runners stretching half of the course throughout the run, but also great to see so many new faces, which will hopefully join us again soon!

A special mention to the volunteers who managed to keep the finishing funnel orderly in the surge of 22-28 minute runners, as well as the great work of both the Finish Token and Finish Token support volunteers for staying resilient when faced with a surge in numbers and such low temperatures.

The volunteers who made this week were:
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Martin BLACK, Richard CRAWFORD, Lauren GRAHAM, Leo HANSON, Ted HISLOP, Neil HOSKEN, Yannick HUNTER-THIELEMANN, Miranda MARKHAM, Andrew MCGEARY, Richard MURPHY, David NELSON, Mia OYESIKU, Conny OYESIKU, Chris D PEACOCK, Edward PUDDINGTON, John ROBACK, Felix SAMUELS and Clare WASSMER

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Edward Puddington

p.s. nice to see that Clive Tulloh was there in Saturday. Clive's father is the legendary Bruch Tulloh

 

Highbury Fields parkrun Event number 328

Highbury Fields 6th January 2018
A combination of fresh, crisp January air and many exercise related New Year resolutions brought over 70 first timers ready to brave the cold of this week’s Highbury Fields parkrun and experience the fun of running 5 and a bit laps around the tree-lined circuit. Due to the usual finishing straight being transformed into a swamp, the executive decision to finish on the concrete track was made.

With an impressive 314 runners, joggers and walkers, the week’s volunteers were tasked with a funnel that couldn’t quite sustain the rush of the 23-27 minute runners who made up the bulk of this week’s finishers. Quick thinking had to be made and a second line was formed in the funnel to give time to the resilient cold hands of the token giver. In this way the rush was handled well.

This week saw 24 PBs being reached – congratulations to all and to everyone who took part this week! And a big thank you to all the volunteers:
Robert ASHBY, Martin BLACK, Kim BUTLER, Rhia DOCHERTY, Matthew DURRANT, Mark GEORGE, Leo HANSON, Philip HARTLEY, Stephen HEY, Ted HISLOP, Steve LATHAM, Jerome MILLS, Lizzy MUGGERIDGE, Edward PUDDINGTON, John ROBACK, Deborah ROBACK and Felix SAMUELS

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Highbury Fields parkrun Festive 4

Higbury Fields 23 Dec - 1 Jan 2018
Over the 4 festive period parkruns we had 649 runners, joggers and walkers take part with the assistance of 43 volunteers. There were a number of milestones reached including:

  • Dave Mason - 250
  • Chris Peacock - 100
  • Khara Mills - 50
  • Chris Tinson - 50
  • William Watt - 50
  • Joe Jackson - 50

Apologies if we missed someone. Congratulations to you all. Dave Mason was part of the triumvirate that setup Highbury Fields parkrun.
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According to Southwark parkrun there were 74 of us that ran at both Highbury Fields and at Southwark on New Years Day, the only day of the year you are allowed to record 2 parkruns. In addition there were at least 2 that volunteered at one and ran at the other, so doubling in another way. I really loved the coming together of different parkrun communities on the 1st. We had plenty of visitors from Finsbury Park and Southwark who then joined a good contingent of Highbury Fields regulars that travelled down to Southwark. The Surry Docks saw a melting pot of these parkruns along with groups from Peckham Rye and and Greenwhich who were also doubling up at Southwark.

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The Finsbury Park crew seen here celebrating why Kim is finishing off the results processing and trying to beat Peckham Rye and Southwark to publish the results first! Tom is busy sorting tokens that JL had thrown in the mud earlier.

A big thank you to our volunteers over the past 4 parkruns:
Andrew WOODING, Caroline HAUNCH, Catherine GILDER, Cheryl SACKS, Chris D PEACOCK, Christian ALIBERT, David John BEVAN, Edward PUDDINGTON, Elaine BATTSON, Felix SAMUELS, Gail DAVISON, Jenny MCCULLOUGH, John ROBACK, Jonathan LITCHFIELD, Kim BUTLER, Leo HANSON, Lizzy MUGGERIDGE, Manal HEGAZY, Marina HARDEN, Martin BLACK, Mary BEVAN, Michelle GORDON, Richard CRAWFORD, Robert ASHBY, Sian THOMAS, Stephen FRASER, Ted HISLOP, Tillie CLARK, Ursula YATES and Yannick HUNTER-THIELEMANN

Looking forward to 2018 we do expect some big turnouts in the next 4 weeks. We would be grateful for a few more and new volunteers. Drop us an email if you want to be a hi-viz hero (highburyfieldsoffice@parkrun.com) and if you have already opt in to receive volunteer emails from us. You can opt-in from your parkrun profile or click on the banner/button in any of your Highbury Fields results emails.

Your Co-ED
Martin

 

Christmas and New Years Days

As in previous years we are putting on extra parkruns on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. These are in addition to the Saturday parkruns on 23rd and 30th December. All these parkruns start at 9AM as usual.

 

Highbury Fields parkrun Event number 323

Highbury Fields 16th December 2017
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Another frosty morning at Highbury Fields but the sun was out for the 214 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. We had 32 first timers including out of town visitors from Bryanston, South Africa, Barlcay, Gateshead, Peterborough, Pollok and Reading.

Congratulations to Clare Wassmer on reaching the milestone of 50 completed parkruns on Saturday. Bravo to Zara who was the latest mini-mermaid from St Joan of Arc primary school to complete her first 5K. And a big shout out to Elizabeth Ayers who was cajoled by Jerome and nearly made it around without walking as she recovers from hip surgery.
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There were countless numbers of smiles as people enjoyed the glow of running, jogging, walking or volunteering (or a combination of those). Thank you to our volunteers this week:
Christian ALIBERT, Leo HANSON, Marina HARDEN, Ted HISLOP, James HOBBS, Yannick HUNTER-THIELEMANN, Rob JONES, Paul KELLAND, Jerome MILLS, Edward PUDDINGTON, John ROBACK, Felix SAMUELS, Lewis SELWYN, Sian THOMAS
The team photo may have selected as it shows me jumping higher than Rob, there may or may not have been other versions where the reverse was true. I guess that's the benefit of Live photos on the phone combined with editorial control!
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Remember that we are operating as usual on 23rd and 30th December plus we have extra runs on Christmas Day and New Years Day. All are at our usual start time of 9AM.

Your RD this week,

Martin

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