Hove Promenade parkrun No. 125 (13th January 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 Alison KUY; Carl BENNETT; Cass CASTLETON; Clare RYAN; David SPENCER; Dennis LANCASTER; Edward LAY; Emma BRISTOW; Emre SENBABAOGLU; Georgia PAGE; Georgia STEERS; Jane TEW; Jeff JOHNSTONE; Joe ADDISON; Julie RAINEY; Karen BENNETT; Kirsty PUGH; Lavinia MCHUGH; Leo SCHERMULY; Magdalena STRYCHARSKA; Mari LONGHURST; Oliver SCHERMULY; Paul KNOTT; Peter BENNETT; Rami MALKI; Rebecca PEARSON; Samuel WOODS; Sarah PAGE; Sophie YOUNG; Struan MACKENZIE and Sue FALLON

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We would also like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers who came down during the week with GoodGym to clear up the shingle from our course. Without your help, our parkrun would not have been able to go ahead! Take a look at the good work that these guys do at the following link:


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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.


This week we had a total of 274 parkrunners on the prom! We saw 8 runners doing their first ever parkrun. A massive welcome and well done to: Laurence TUDOR-WILLIAMS; Sammy READ; Paula MCGEOWN; Simon BURROWS; Demi MCGARRELL; Claudine HULL; Joanne LOVETT and Zhao CHEN.


We had an additional 63 people joining us down on the prom for the first time. These included visitors from Bungay; Hampstead Heath, Cambridge, Witney, Ealing, Clapham and Oxfordshire. 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 saw two runners achieve over 80% age grading:
A big well done to Chris NAYLOR (88.94%) and Tara SHANAHAN (80.40%).

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This week Ross BROCKLEHURST was first over the finish line, followed by Simon LILLEY and Simon BARRY. Rachel GORMAN was the first female finisher, followed by Tara SHANAHAN and Paula BLACKLEDGE.

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



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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Saturday 6th January – CANCELLED

Sadly, following an inspection of the Prom this evening, together with the forthcoming weather reports, we have made the decision to cancel Saturday's parkrun. The Prom has taken a considerable battering and, with the promise of more to come, we do not feel we can safely put on our event.



We have made this decision early so everyone can make alternative plans: there are plenty of other parkruns in the local area to consider. Check out our home page to see a selection of nearby events, or even indulge in some tourism further afield - but do check their websites before travel.

A huge THANK YOU to those who offered to help come and sweep the stones away. This has also been postponed in light of further bad weather, so hang up your brooms and stay home on Friday night.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Prom on January 13th.

Best wishes

Hove Promenade Core Team


This Saturday’s parkrun

As Storm Eleanor continues to batter the south coast, we're extremely grateful to those of you who've offered to help clear some of the detritus on Friday night.

The immediate forecast does not though look promising and whilst we still plan to do what we can with the stones and pebbles, please be aware that we will be making a decision on the safety of the course afterwards.

Decisions to cancel are never taken lightly but the safety of our runners is always of paramount importance. Make sure you've "liked" our Facebook page, followed us on Twiiter - @Hovepromparkrun and do opt in to our emails as well as checking our news page here.

These are the only ways we can contact you all so let's keep our fingers crossed that Eleanor "does one" and allows us to run on Saturday.

Thanks as ever for your support.

Hove Promenade Core Team


New Year’s Day Double parkrun special

We are delighted to confirm that there will be a special New Year's Day double parkrun.

9.00am on the prom followed by 10.30am at Hove Park.

We look forward to welcoming 2018 in with our lovely parkrunners.

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Christmas parkrun – 23 December 2017: Santatastic!!

This was our last parkrun before Christmas.  We were delighted to welcome 215 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. There were festive outfits a-plenty and a party atmosphere!

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There are lots of pics on our Facebook page thanks to Santa - aka Pete Bennett.  Team Bennett volunteer every week and are total prom stalwarts.  Thanks guys! You rock!

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As always, parkrun would not be possible without our amazing hi-viz heroes - the fab volunteers.  A big thank you to this week's volunteers:

Annie DRYNAN  •  Ben FITZPATRICK-NASH  •  Carl BENNETT  •  Cass CASTLETON  •  Claire BALCHIN  •  Clare RHODES JAMES  •  Clare RYAN  •  David SPENCER  •  Dennis LANCASTER  •  Georgia PAGE  •  Glenn STILL  •  Holly FREEMAN  •  Jan HERITAGE  •  Jez KAY  •  Karen BENNETT  •  Kathryn MARTIN  •  Lee SPENCER  •  Mari LONGHURST  •  Mark BROCKLEHURST  •  Mark SALLIS  •  Michelle EPSTEIN  •  Nick POYNER  •  Nigel TURLEY  •  Owen KNIGHT  •  Peter BENNETT  •  Sara CELIK  •  Sarah LEWIS  •  Sarah PAGE  •  Sharon COLLINS  •  Simon STEERS  •  Stephen SCOTT  •  Struan MACKENZIE  •  Sue PINNICK

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We were joined by 34 first timers of whom 9 were doing their first ever parkrun.  A big shout out to Ed White, Warren Sue, Lizzie Rhodes-James, Ruth Whateley, Michael Tink, Mel Flores, Charlotte Wilkinson, Mark Watson and Ian Male.  We hope you had a super time and this becomes a regular weekend fixture for you.

We also welcomed parkrunners from as far away as Australia and New Zealand.  We hope you loved your morning on the prom.  Enjoy your time in our fair city!

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There were no official milestones today but well done to Prom regular Sarah McGillivary who notched up 150 parkruns this morning.  Well done also to the 33 people across the whole field who got a Christmas PB. 

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Another hi-five for prom regular Cass who not only looked amazing in his Santa outfit accompanied by his little helper, but also distributed cakes, chocolate and personalised Marmite (ace!) to volunteers and junior runners.

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We were also particularly impressed with Morph Santa - well done fella!!  Loving your work! :-)

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Thank you for all your soup donations over the past 2 Saturdays.  These have been received with huge gratitude by the team who provide hot soup and drinks every evening at the Peace Statue.  We have had such positive feedback from all of you that we will aim to do this more regularly in 2018.

The Brighton Soup Run

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Our next parkrun will be on 30th December followed by the annual parkrun double on New Year's Day - 9.00am at the prom followed by 10.30am at Hove Park - so you can start 2018 as you mean to go on!  Full details on this link.  Georgia and I will be doing the rosters over this period and we would really welcome some more volunteers for both of these events so please drop us an email at hovepromenadehelpers@parkrun.com at your earliest convenience so we can have a nice relaxing Christmas too.

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A full listing of local parkruns over the festive period is available by clicking on this link or checking out the News page of our website.

Our friends at Hove Lawns Cafe wish all the prommers a very merry Christmas.  Thanks Richard, Olly, Perry, JC and the team for looking after us every Saturday throughout the year come rain or shine.

And finally from myself and and all the fabulous core team, may I take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you back to the prom (either as a runner or a volunteer) on 30th December and then for the double on New Year's Day.

Hove Promenade parkrun Volunteers

All the best and lashings of festive cheer, Clare :-)

PS Thank you all so much for all our engagement congrats as well. :-)

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