Hove Prom parkrun event #139 (21st April 2018)

We, the organisers of the Hove Promenade parkrun, hope everyone who took part on Saturday enjoyed themselves.

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First of all, a massive thank you goes out to all our volunteers who gave up part of their Saturday morning to make this happen. Without you all, parkrun simply would not happen! A big thank you to Alexia Elizabeth SCAMANS • Amanda HALL • Andrew KNOWLES • Antony BRADLEY • Carl BENNETT • Caroline WATERWORTH • Catherine SWEBY • Claire DE NERVAUX • Dave CLARK • David SPENCER • Dennis LANCASTER • Edward LANDAUER • Gemma LEWIS • Glenn STILL • Irene FENDER • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Jessica ENGLISH • Jon ELSOM • Kathryn MARTIN • Lesley LEWIS • Lucy ADITI • Lucy DEAN • Magdalena STRYCHARSKA • Mark DEAN • Mark SALLIS • Matt LEE • Michael MARKHAM • Mo PARRY • Nigel TURLEY • Peter BENNETT • Peter RANSON • Rami MALKI • Rebecca PEARSON • Sara WYNNE-POTTS • Simon STEERS • Stuart MALSTER • Stuart ROBERTS • Suzy HAWKER • Verona NI DRISCEOIL • Victoria GROUT

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We would also like to say a massive thank you to Rogue Runners who provided a full set of pacers this week. Look out for their next takeover!

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We also had Amanda Hall pacing 38 mins. Amanda has kindly offered to provide guidance to anyone who would like to try their hand at pacing slower times (32 minutes+). So thank you Amanda for your support.

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On Saturday was the official opening of Hove Plinth. This landmark will of course be a feature of our weekly parkrun course.

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We also had Emily down from Exodus, who are one of our main sponsors. Emily had lots of vouchers for money off your next adventure holiday!

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We would like to take this opportunity to ask as many of you as possible to come forward occasionally and volunteer at some of our runs. We are almost always short of people, and are often scrambling until the last minute to fill key positions. Please contact us at hovepromenadehelpers@parkrun.com if you are willing to help.

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This week we had a total of 391 parkrunners on the prom! We saw 22 runners doing their first ever parkrun. A massive welcome and well done!

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We had 66 people joining us down on the prom for the first time ever. These included visitors from London, Devon and Japan. We hope that were all made to feel welcome. We hope to see you down here again very soon!

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This week, we had 48 new PBs! Well done!!!

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This week Sean PARKER-HARDING was first over the finish line, followed by Charlie TODD and Benn POMFRETT. Ruby WHYTE-WILDING was the first female finisher, followed by Michelle WRIGHT and Katie Louise WRIGHT.

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Two people managed to get an Age Grading greater than 80% (https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200565263-What-is-age-grading-). Well done to Otis CARTER (84.76%) and John ORDEN (80.12%).

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For a full breakdown of this week’s results, you can visit:


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We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and feel ready for Monday. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Magnificant Marathon Weekend for Event #138

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It is possible that we are slightly biased but Brighton & Hove really does put on a magnificent marathon weekend.  We were thrilled to welcome many regulars on the prom who volunteered before running their marathon the next day - well done to you all. Thank you as always to our volunteers - please do sign up to volunteer in the coming weeks, all roles are straightforward and explained on the day by the volunteer coordinators. Email here for more information. Thanks to the following people for encouraging our many visitors yesterday: Amanda GILES  •  Brendan Guy O'BOYLE  •  Carly OXFORD  •  Cass CASTLETON  •  Claire DE NERVAUX  •  Clare RYAN  •  Deborah ABSALOM  •  Dennis LANCASTER  •  Frances SALVONI  •  Georgia STEERS  •  Gina SMITH  •  Glenn STILL  •  Harriet CUNNINGHAM  •  Helen BLOCK  •  Jacob BIZZELL HAWES  •  Jeff JOHNSTONE  •  Joanna LYONS  •  Jonathan TERRY  •  Kathryn MARTIN  •  Kirsty PUGH  •  Magdalena STRYCHARSKA  •  Niall ROCHE  •  Nigel TURLEY  •  Penny TURLEY  •  Peter RANSON  •  Rachel LYONS  •  Sacha HEBDEN  •  Samuel CHAMBERS  •  Sara CELIK  •  Sarah LEWIS  •  Stephen KNOTT  •  Thomas IRELAND  •  Victoria THOMPSON 14.4 5

A huge welcome to our visitors to the prom including our friends from Sale Water, Barry Island, Ireland, Glasgow Pollock, Team Bex, Penallta and Jo & Steve's wedding breakfast run crew. We hope you enjoyed your weekend and are resting well if you completed the marathon today, congratulations to all.


Fantastic to see 32 new parkrunners on the prom yesterday, completing their first ever parkrun.  Well done and hope to see you all again very soon. Special mention to the junior 10 first timers, Elijah, Fletcher, Dylan and Robyn - great work for your first 5K run.

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There were 161 first timers on the prom yesterday from a field of 426 and a large number of PBs were recorded, 64 in total. Fantastic work, well done everyone.

Thank you to everyone who had a clear out and brought their unwanted running gear for the ReRun charity collection.  We will do the same next week so if you have any spare running clothes of good quality that can be sent to good causes locally and abroad please bring it to the prom for Saturday 21 April.

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Final well done to Cass Castleton, Hove Prom regular and volunteer who has now completed a parkrun event in every country where parkrun is held. Congratulations Cass, great touring.  We also remembered Cass' son Jordan this weekend who sadly lost his life last year, thinking of you Cass and your family.

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So that's the end of a fabulous running week end in Brighton and Hove, with many volunteers taking part in every event to make it all happen.  See you on the prom, statistical details below.

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Hove Prom parkrun


Hove Promenade parkrun
Event number 138
14th April 2018

This week 426 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 161 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 84 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Stephen KNOTT • Peter RANSON • Claire DE NERVAUX • Magdalena STRYCHARSKA • Sara CELIK • Glenn STILL • Cass CASTLETON • Georgia STEERS • Clare RYAN • Helen BLOCK • Amanda GILES • Thomas IRELAND • Kirsty PUGH • Sacha HEBDEN • Harriet CUNNINGHAM • Kathryn MARTIN • Jonathan TERRY • Deborah ABSALOM • Carly OXFORD • Penny TURLEY • Nigel TURLEY • Victoria THOMPSON • Dennis LANCASTER • Frances SALVONI • Sarah LEWIS • Samuel CHAMBERS • Niall ROCHE • Joanna LYONS • Rachel LYONS • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Brendan Guy O'BOYLE • Jacob BIZZELL HAWES • Gina SMITH

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

The female record is held by Ella REVITT who recorded a time of 17:51 on 19th March 2016 (event number 35).
The male record is held by Robbie FITZGIBBON who recorded a time of 14:31 on 9th December 2017 (event number 120).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue GARNER who recorded 92.65% (24:02) on 9th September 2017 (event number 108).

Hove Promenade parkrun started on 11th July 2015. Since then 7,165 participants have completed 29,972 parkruns covering a total distance of 149,860 km, including 5,286 new Personal Bests.




Run report – Hove Promenade parkrun #137 – 7th April 2018

The parkrun weather fairy went into overdrive this morning to stave off the early raindrops and deliver a fine morning on the prom. Congratulations to the 306 people who ran, jogged and walked the course.  There are lots of photos on our "Hove Promenade parkrun" Facebook page, thanks to fab Photographer Pete and editor, Carl.  Thanks guys!  Please feel free to tag yourselves and share away!

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None of this would have been possible without this week's amazing hi-viz heroes, the volunteers:

Peter RANSON • Claire DE NERVAUX • Glenn STILL • Clare RYAN • Thomas IRELAND • Julie RAINEY • Mark WAVELL • Jon ELSOM • Sue GARNER • Rachael WALES • Lorraine HALE • Sara SANTOS • Nancy PLATTS • Michael NEWTON • David SPENCER • Dennis LANCASTER • Jane TEW • Michael MARKHAM • Caroline SHARP • Rebecca PEARSON • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Peter BENNETT • Karen BENNETT • Beth NEAME

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Here are two of our absolute stalwart volunteers, Karen and Jeff, who marshal at the prom most Saturdays up at the west of the course.  Does anyone have any good ideas of names of these marshal spots to celebrate these awesome volunteers?

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We welcomed lots of visitors from all across the country. In fact 70 people did the prom for the first time. This included 16 people doing their first ever parkrun. So let's give a huge prom welcome to Trevor Jones, Alison Pitts, Salma Haque, Ruth Finlay, Anny Godwin, John Foster, Brett Wellcome, Jane West, Jonathan Puplett, Danilo Riano, Caroline Fryn, the Moynan clan: Ciaran, Dean and Lewis, Lexine Jefferies and Aysia Keely. We hope you had a wonderful time and will join us again soon.

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We give a special shout out to Georgia Page who was back running again this week having completed her Duke of Edinburgh Award Volunteering Award at Hove Prom last Saturday.  Thank you for all your hard work and support Georgia and we wish you all the best with the remainder of your DofE Award.

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Congratulations to the 29 people who achieved PBs today. And a huge shout out to Hilary Humphries and Dave Dunstall who both achieved an age grading percentage of 80%. in the VW65-69 category and the VM55-59 category respectively. What does this mean? Click here for more info...

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We welcomed a contingent of about 30 runners (and Sue volunteering on the east turning point!) from the Seaford Striders as part of their Grand Prix series.  This including a number of people who are quite new to running having recently completed a Couch to 5k course.  We hope you all had a lovely time and will visit us again soon.

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Prom regular, Caroline handed out leaflets for this year's Heroes Run which will take place on Hove Prom on Sunday 13th May.  This superheroes fancydress-themed run is one of the most fun events of the local running calendar and we thoroughly recommend it.  You can find out more information and sign up here...

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I announced that next Saturday at parkrun, we would like to invite you all to clear out all your old running gear - clothes, trainers and any other kit.  We will be donating this to the amazing ReRun Clothing, set up by our very own (Team GB Ultrarunner) Dan Lawson and Charlotte Jalley who will redirect this to local community running charities as well as overseas in Africa and Asia.

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I know that many of you have been wondering what has happened to our lovely John Henry Ramsden - legend and stalwart of Hove Prom parkrun - as we haven't seen him on the prom for a a while.  John unfortunately had a few falls a couple of months ago and ended up in hospital.  He has recently returned home after a stint in a rehabilitation centre and is now back in the loving, and ever-patient, care of his wonderful wife, Mo.  He sends his love to all his friends at parkrun and is looking forward to coming back down, donning the hi-viz and shaking a pom pom at everyone in the not-too-distant future.  I know that you will all join me in sending our love and best wishes back to him.

Best wishes also to a large contingent of our Hove Prom Core Team who are up in Manchester this weekend for the Marathon and the relay.  Best of luck guys - hope you all have a great time!

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Another date of your diaries.  On Saturday 21st April from 2pm to 3.30pm, the official launch of Hove Plinth will take place on the prom at the foot of Grand Avenue (just west of parkrun start and the Lawns Cafe).  We have watched the construction of this new addition to our course over the last few months and we can't wait to see the unveiling of "Constellation" by Jonathan Wright featuring a range of Hove icons.  We warmly encourage you to attend the launch which will be hosted by gold lamé clad JuiceBrighton legend Vince Venus with music by the wonderful Swing Ninjas.

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

We will be back next Saturday with Run Director, Helen, to celebrate Brighton Marathon and BM10 weekend.  Good luck to all of you doing your final run tapering and preparations and also to those of you tuning up your vocal chords to support and volunteer.

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Thanks for a great Saturday morning. In the meantime, have a super week and don't forget to gather together all your old and unwanted running gear for our collection at next weekend's parkrun.

All the best


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Hove Promenade parkrun #136 – 31 March 2018

This week 347 of you ran, jogged and walked the prom, of whom 94 of you were first timers to the prom and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Amongst you, the following people were doing their first ever parkrun:

Jim FORRER, Daniel USHER, Telmo FERREIRA, Joseph PERRY, Jake BRAIDEN, Mark BASSET, Yuchen LIU, Daisy DICKER, Michael FORRER, Jessica COCUM, Katie SUTTON, Elliot RENGASAMY, Martin SKELTON, Barry WADEY, Danny WADEY, Cathy DENYER O’LEARY, Pagane GACHEVA, Leigh FERGUS, Wendy GRANT and Ben LYONS.

Well done everyone, we hope to see you back at the prom soon.

We also welcomed visitors from Durban in SA, Fulham, Derby, Manchester, Sheffield, Eastbourne and much closer to home a number of Preston Park parkrunners as their event was cancelled.

We also welcomed Vicki from Scunthorpe who was doing a spot of parkrun tourism to celebrate her birthday. Happy birthday Vicki.

We had a sneaky few milestones that we didn’t get the chance to congratulate as well. Well done to both Joe SANDERS and Samuel BUCKINGHAM for hitting their 50th runs.

We say a massive thank you to the 32 volunteers who made the event possible:

Philippa BULL, Silvia SAUNDERS, Peter RANSON, Mark BAILEY, Beth MOWLAM, Emma BRISTOW, Steve CROCKETT, Matthew GREENALL, Georgia STEERS, Clare RYAN, Bill HEMSTEDT, Karenjane SHARP, Mark BROCKLEHURST, Mila PIROOZFAR, Julie RAINEY, Jonathan TERRY, Norelle SHARP, Fletcher ROBERTS, Georgia PAGE, Louis THOMPSON, Luke CARTER, Dennis LANCASTER, Bridget BENNETT, Sarah LEWIS, Jackie WARE, Joanna LYONS, Rachel LYONS, Rebecca PEARSON, Jeff JOHNSTONE, Peter BENNETT, Karen BENNETT and Beth NEAME

If you would like to help in the coming weeks, please get in contact at hovepromenadehelpers@parkrun.com. All roles are straight forward and a full explanation is given each week. Some of the roles, you can run and still get a volunteer credit. My good friend Beth was visiting from Weymouth the week and she got roped into both running and volunteering:

This weekends full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hove Promenade parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Ella REVITT who recorded a time of 17:51 on 19th March 2016 (event number 35).
The male record is held by Robbie FITZGIBBON who recorded a time of 14:31 on 9th December 2017 (event number 120).

The Age Grade course record is held by Sue GARNER who recorded 92.65% (24:02) on 9th September 2017 (event number 108).

Hove Promenade parkrun started on 11th July 2015. Since then 6,934 participants have completed 29,240 parkruns covering a total distance of 146,200 km, including 5,196 new Personal Bests.

That’s it for this week Prommers. Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend and we’ll see you all next week.



Event Number 135

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It was nice to see spring had sprung on the promenade for event number 135 - well done to all the runners and thank you to the volunteers.  Here are the high-viz heroes who made this week's run happen.

Peter RANSON • Claire DE NERVAUX • Magdalena STRYCHARSKA • Mark BAILEY • Sara CELIK • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • Steve CROCKETT • Georgia STEERS • Helen BLOCK • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Kirsty PUGH • Mari LONGHURST • Kathryn MARTIN • Ruth FARNELL • Austen HUNTER • Rachel DYSON • Lorraine HALE • Carly OXFORD • Jan HERITAGE • Rami MALKI • Nigel TURLEY • Sue FALLON • Georgia PAGE • Dennis LANCASTER • Antony BRADLEY • Jane TEW • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Ben FITZPATRICK-NASH
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All parkrun events are entirely organised and run by volunteers.  It is easy to get involved, email us hovepromenadehelpers@parkrun.com to find out more.. All roles are straightforward and explained by the volunteer coordinators on the day.

Welcome to the 44 first timers to the prom, special well done to the 7 people completing their first ever parkrun - Stuart, Jamie, Zena, Stephen, Vicki, Ali and Laura, we hope to see you all again soon. Congratulations to regular runner and super star volunteer Stephen Scott who clocked up his 200th parkrun on the prom yesterday - well done Stephen and thanks for your advice with results processing as always.  Huge congratulations to Jane Tew as well - friend of Hove Prom parkrun with 25 volunteer credits and now 50 parkruns to her name.  Thank you Jane for all your support on the prom and great running. Rispa Koskei, Hove Prom regular also recorded her 50th parkrun yesterday, well done Rispa.
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Some notable personal bests to mention from the 44 recorded, well done all. Lovely to see Sara Celik and Mark Bailey pacing runners to PBs. Good work from regular Prommer and volunteer Paula Daly clocking sub 23, first finisher Mark Burchett on 16.20, Yvonne Patrick recording a sub 24 and Luan de Burgh and Kevin Hancock who achieved PBs after 100+ runs which is always impressive. Nice job too Michael Newton, who pushed hard to dip under 19 minutes.

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We welcomed visitors from Reading, South and East London, Southend and Norfolk. Always good to see local members and visitors to the prom from the Vegan Runners, here for the Veg Fest weekend. Great running to all.
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That's all for this week, apologies to any runners who had to adjust their stride due to the errant pigeon near the finish line. Unfortunately the pigeon forgot its barcode and the rules are no barcode, no time, no exceptions.

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See you on the prom




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