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Highbury Fields parkrun Event Number 353

Highbury Fields 7th July 2018
Photo by Matt Powell
This week we welcomed 319 people through the finish funnel. Finish times can be less important in this heat, yet 21 of you managed a PB so well done!

A huge well done to the 17 people who chose Highbury Fields to complete their first ever parkrun! We hope you enjoyed it, and we hope to see you again.
Photo by Matt Powell
There were no major milestones to report this week but a shout out to our first finisher, Seyfu Jamaal, who's 16:21 finish gave him 82.57% age grade in the JM 15-17 age category. Highly respectable time! Another shout out to Kelly Clark who was the first female finisher who crossed the line in 20:10.
Photo by Matt Powell
A highly enjoyable start to the weekend and this couldn't happen each week without the support of the incredible volunteer team. Pats on the back to everyone who volunteered today, appreciate your support! Do consider giving volunteering a go, it's at least 50% of the parkrun experience ;)

This week 319 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Lizzy MUGGERIDGE • Jessica VINLUAN • Jonathan LITCHFIELD • Matt POWELL • Andrew MCGEARY • John ROBACK • Ted HISLOP • Jerome BOUGHTON MILLS • Yvonne MCSHERRY • Haidee O'DONNELL • Neil HOSKEN • Julian OYESIKU • Faith BUCK • Robert ASHBY • James BEVAN • Nathan MORGAN NEWHAM • Narendra PISAL

Matt Powell

 

Highbury Fields parkrun Event Number 351

Highbury Fields 23rd June 2018
We made it past 400 (!!!!) .... with a new record of 405 people running, jogging or walking the 5 and a half laps at Highbury Fields parkrun this Saturday. Another record to shout about is that Handley Stevens ran the couse in 25:05 breaking the VM75-79 age category record. Well done Handley! 86 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.
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Congratulations to Bethan Latham and Hannah Dummett, regulars at Highbury Fields, who completed their 50th parkrun. Also running their 50th (can we call them tourists?!) were Ben Larkin and Rachel Hartley from Finsbury Park. Congratulations! An enormous well done also to the Mini Mermaids, a group of girls from Newington Green Primary School running their first ever 5k, who smiled their way round the course.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Lizzy MUGGERIDGE • John MULDOON • Martin BLACK • Rachel DAY • Steve LATHAM • John ROBACK • Ted HISLOP • Jerome BOUGHTON MILLS • Kathryn DONKERSLEY • Haidee O'DONNELL • Julian OYESIKU • Yuki OYESIKU • Chloe SELBY • Robert ASHBY • James BEVAN • Nathan MORGAN NEWHAM

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

 

Highbury Fields parkrun Event Number 350

Highbury Fields 16th June 2018
This week 314 people ran, jogged and walked the now more familiar but still a bit weird alternative course. We are hoping that the building works & resultant makeshift storage that has been blocking our course will be completed in the not too distant future but sadly we can make no promises. Please keep an eye out for updates on our Facebook page, on Twitter or on our website. Meanwhile the legitimate corner cutting across the grass is being impressively taken on board by all of our parkrunners, with the help of some extra marshals and a lot of cones.

This week we welcomed 61 first timers, visitors from various parts of London, the UK, Europe and, as always, Australia. 51 parkrunners recorded new Personal Bests - what a great feeling that is, I can highly recommend it!

Celebrating their 50 parkruns milestone this week were Lizzy POLLOTT, Catherine ADAMS and Margaret UNDERHAY. Junior park runner Lydia CARRUTHERS celebrated her 10th parkrun milestone. Congratulations to all.

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Massive congratulations also go to Miwa Tonaki, who only started running at parkrun 5 years ago, yet on June 10th this year, she successfully completed the 90km that is the famous Comrades “Ultimate Human Race" in South Africa. She is photographed here alongside her friend Paul Ogden, who this year ran his 10th Comrades.

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The event was made possible by a fantastic team of hi-viz heroes, with special mention going to Manal HEGAZY, who chose to celebrate Eid by being our all-smiling tail walking volunteer:

Martin BLACK • Rachel DAY • Bethan ASHMEAD LATHAM • Helen WILKES • Deborah ROBACK • Joanne HISLOP • John ROBACK • Thomas WHITE • Ted HISLOP • Jennifer GLASSFORD • Chris D PEACOCK • Haidee O'DONNELL • Rachel STAKES • Scarlett PARKER • Manal HEGAZY • Joe GRELA • James BEVAN • Nathan MORGAN NEWHAM • Joseph SIRETT

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

Have a great week everyone and happy running.

Deborah Roback, this week’s Run Director

 

Highbury Fields parkrun Event Number 349

Highbury Fields 9th June 2018
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It was a very special week as parkrun celebrated 70 years of the NHS. Several runners and volunteers got into the spirit by wearing appropriate outfits. We had NHS super heroes, the running wounded and some very impressive genuine historic nurses uniforms. Happily no real medical attention was required.
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Once again we negotiated a temporary course due to the obstacles on Highbury Place.

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Congratulations to Amelia Little and Alberto Pose on recording their milestone 50 runs.

This week 378 people joined us, of whom 74 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Lizzy MUGGERIDGE • Martin BLACK • Joanne DENNEHY • Joanne HISLOP • James HISLOP • Jerome BOUGHTON MILLS • Chris D PEACOCK • Laura MAGILL • Scarlett PARKER • Manal HEGAZY • James BEVAN • Nathan MORGAN NEWHAM • Joseph SIRETT • Vijay CHAUHAN

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

The female record is held by Teresa MCGLOIN who recorded a time of 17:14 on 4th July 2015 (event number 194).
The male record is held by Andrew PENNEY who recorded a time of 15:19 on 26th May 2018 (event number 347).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 94.10% (22:54) on 16th September 2017 (event number 310).

Highbury Fields parkrun started on 12th November 2011. Since then 10,728 participants have completed 51,512 parkruns covering a total distance of 257,560 km, including 9,069 new Personal Bests.

James Bevan
Duke of Edinburgh volunteer.

 

Highbury Fields parkrun Event Number 347

Highbury Fields 26th May 2018
This week 317 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 68 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. 317 almost felt like a "small" turnout but was still our 12th highest attendance!

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Many congratulations to Eleanor Young on completing her 100th event and to Rajeev Menon and Glen Taylor who completed their 50th parkruns! Meanwhile Andrew Penny took 3 seconds off our course record. Thank you to Eleanor and Jennifer (who didn't record her 100th parkrun but had brought treats in anticipation of doing so!) for the baking.

Our volunteer team this week was Robert ASHBY, Nilakshi BANERJEE, Elaine BATTSON, James BEVAN, Dante CUMBERBATCH, David FALLON, Marina HARDEN, Manal HEGAZY, Jonathan LITCHFIELD, Nathan MORGAN NEWHAM, Dana MYERS, Chris D PEACOCK, Jessica VINLUAN and Thomas WHITE.

In 2 weeks time, 9th June, we will celebrating (along with the rest of parkrun UK) NHS at 70. We lost our lead GP on this so if anyone from with the NHS would like to pick up the lead on this please do get in contact with us (highburyfieldsoffice@parkrun.com). We think we will go with NHS related fancy dress so get planning your outfits.

Your RD this week

Martin

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