Hull parkrun Event 427 Run Report by Sarah Greenley 21st April 2017

564 of us made our way around the lake and animal enclosure this week including 32 of us for the first time. 23 of us were completing their very first park run anywhere. We hope you enjoyed the experience and look forward to seeing you again.
Nathan VEGAN was the first over the line today as first male with a time of 17:18, second male over the line was Stephen JONES with a new PB of 17:31 followed by Daniel CAIN in 17:46. First female finisher was Erin GLOVER in 19:25, first timer Georgina LORD was second female and Carole FEE was the third female with a new PB of 20:53. First juniors were Sonny MEGEARY in 19:15 and the aforementioned Erin GLOVER
We welcomed 9 visitors this week including John STEWART who normally runs at Eglinton parkrun in North Ayrshire and Paul CUSSON, Jim FLETCHER, Jayne WHITTAKER and Peter WHITTAKER who normally run at Doncaster but judging by recent runs are taking part in their very own Tour de Yorkshire in 2018.
There were three "official" milestone runs this week. Teo EMA achieved an impressive new PB of 22:56 on his 10th run. Jacqueline HUGHES celebrated her 50th run with Jacqueline and her dog sporting matching balloons during the run. She's completed 47 of her 50 runs at Hull and started her parkrun journey in Hull back in August 2012. David PARSONS  celebrated his 50th  parkrun. All David's runs have been in Hull and he started during September 2015. No t-shirts for Andrew John FEWSTER and Hamid ALKABAS but congratulations anyway for their 150th runs. Well done to you all!
An amazing 110 people achieved a PB this week, nearly 1 in 5 of all runners. Here are a few that caught my eye:
James COOK with 19:19 on his 213th run.
Leigh COLLINS was sub 21 on his 124th run.
Stacy Ann FOXWORTHY with 21:33 on her 153rd run.
Paul RHODES with a best anywhere 22:14 on his 112th run, his third at Hull.
Farhat BAIG (23:33) on his 157th run.
Matthew KAY (23:47) on his 160th run.
Jenny HODGSON was sub-30 for the first time taking 59 seconds off her previous PB.
Sarah BARTLE went sub 28 for the first time on her 52nd run.
Helen ATKINSON went sub 28 for the first time on her 87th run and took 30 seconds off her previous PB.
Tracy HUNTER went sub 27 minutes for the first time after a  flurry of PBs this year.
Gary OADES ran sub 27 minutes for the first time, also after a flurry of PBs this year. Since first running at Hull in October 2017 he's shaved off over 9 minutes.
Emma CUTTS 30:25 on her 95th run
26 volunteers made this week's run possible:
Gillian May TREMERE • Joan Marion FAREY • Chris CHESTNEY • John S BAKER • Diane MAWER • Trevor ROSE • Steven POULSOM • Kelvin ECCLES • Stuart WHITTINGHAM • Angela HEARD-SHAW • Mike R COOPER • Elizabeth Katherine SHAW • Phil HARLAND • Caroline JORNA • Adrian PARKER • Graham HALL • David GINGELL • Sarah GREENLEY • Chris WILES • John GREENLEY • Vicky COE • Farhat BAIG • Terry SMITH • Nigel WHITTINGTON • Sarah MCGURN • Jacob JORNA
Special mention to Joan FAREY, Steven POULSOM and Mike COOPER who turned up ready to run this week but instead volunteered to ensure the run went ahead. We've been very short of volunteers for the last few weeks with key roles still empty just before the event. Please take a look at the future roster here http://www.parkrun.org.uk/hull/futureroster/ and contact hullhelpers@parkrun.com if you think you can fill in one of the empty slots. Quite a few roles can be combined with a run but if all of our regular runners volunteered just a couple of times a year it would automatically fill up the roster for a whole twelve months. You can opt in to the volunteer email for Hull parkrun (use the link in your results email) for news on which events are particularly short of volunteers. If you're running the Beverley 10k in a couple of weeks why not consider taking up a non-running volunteer role at Hull parkrun the day before for example? You'll be shown what to do and you'll gain an insight into the different tasks that combine to ensure your results email arrives every week.
Sarah Greenley

 

Run Report for Event 426 by Keith Jackson

Run Report for Event 426

You might have noticed that this week’s results took a little longer than usual to arrive. Very occasionally, things don’t quite go to plan at parkrun, and this week was one of them. It meant that instead of enjoying the Sunday sunshine, volunteers spent the day processing results, checking and double checking finish times, responding to emails and so forth to ensure an accurate as possible set of times could be posted. Some volunteers spend a lot of time away from East Park to ensure parkrun goes smoothly –it’s not just the Saturday morning where people give up their time – and the last thing that any volunteer wants is hassle. There were a few incidents on Saturday whereby runners gave some volunteers a bit of a hard time. Please don’t. It’s really not in the spirit of parkrun.

We’re lucky not to have too many rules at parkrun, that’s what makes it fun, but those we do have we all need to adhere to. A few examples: first, barcodes. A barcode on a mobile phone can’t be used with your finish token. Even if you’ve a state of the art, high definition screen, they can’t be used. Don’t argue with the scanners, but make sure you bring a barcode in another format next time. The second example relates to finish tokens. Only take one. Don’t take them for anyone else. It’s for you. If your friend or colleague is finishing behind you, don’t worry about them. They’ll get one when they cross the line. Take the token you’re given, get it scanned with your barcode, and hand the token in. Finally, please don’t tamper with or move any of the parkrun equipment, no matter how helpful you think you are being.

Onto this week’s event: another fantastic turnout with 584 runners, joggers and walkers completing the two and a bit laps around the lake. For the third time in his 80 parkruns, Nathan VEGAN was first across the line. Vicky GODFREY was first female, with Sonny MEGEARY the first junior, who also bagged a PB. We welcomed 43 first timers, 27 of whom finished their very first ever parkrun. Visitors included Chantelle SMITH and Cath BLYTHE who normally run at Goole; Louise GALVIN who is usually found at Huddersfield parkrun, and Colin ENGER whose home parkrun is Newcastle.

Lots of runners hit milestones this week: Kevin SHARPE, Robert KING, Caroline JORNA, Jack KAY and Phoebe JOPLIN all completed their 50th (with Phoebe and Robert managing a PB), while Alan BROWN, Ian GREWAR and Katie WILKIN have now finished 100 runs apiece. Dave DEARING and Lewis PARKER hit the 200 club this weekend, so congratulations to you all.

Well done to everyone who managed a PB this week. Every PB is notable and a massive achievement, but they become scarcer the more runs you complete. With that in mind, a shout out to:

  • James COOK, who finished in 19:21 on his 211th Hull parkrun
  • Josh CUNNINGHAM, who ran under 20 minutes for the first time in his 160th parkrun
  • Matthew KAY, in his 159th parkrun
  • Michelle SMITH, who PB’ed for the second week running, on her 110th Hull parkrun

 

Finally, we’re really lucky to have a great team of core volunteers at Hull parkrun, who turn up long before the 9am start and stay behind long after most have crossed the finish line, in all weathers. They spend a considerable amount of time after the event processing and updating results, sorting the finish tokens, replying to emails, updating Facebook, filling the volunteer roster, liaising with East Park….I could go on. A huge thanks to the 28 hi-viz heroes who helped this week. Volunteers are the lifeblood of parkrun, not just here at Hull, but up and down the country and at all the events across the globe. Please, please don’t give them bother, no matter how frustrated you may be. If you fancy a go yourself, the roster for the next few weeks is on the website at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/hull/futureroster/ or email hullhelpers@parkrun.com

Until next time,

Keith Jackson

 

 

Hull parkrun news report for Event 425 by Jo Bartholomew

 They say it's the 7 year Itch

They say it's the 7 year itch. Not so for the 583 runners and 29 volunteers who turned out for our 7th birthday on Saturday. Among the 583 runners were 25 first timers, so welcome everyone to the parkrun family, we hope you will come back next week.(and the week after.. and the week after... You get the idea.)

Among the runners, was Jo Black, who was a Hull parkrunner way way back many centuries ago...umm well, ok then 7 years ago...when our beautiful East Park changed for the better on a Saturday morning. Jo has now set up a parkrun in Australia, now there's one for the tourist trail!

Since that day in 2010, 11,500 participants have completed 138,118 park runs covering a total distance of 690,500 km. Are there any Ultra runners out there?!

The first lady to cross the line did so with a new PB and the first 4 men finished within 17 minutes. Well done all of you.

Our friendly (but pesky) parkrun token magpie was up to his tricks with tokens 142, 259 and 422. We will not name and shame this week as long as the tokens are returned to us unharmed....

parkrun simply wouldn't happen without the volunteers so congratulations to Trevor and Jenny Rose for achieving "volunteer of the year" We also thank Gill Tremere for her 8 years as our Event Director, Gill that is fantastic and we hope you'll have many more years too!

So happy birthday Hull parkrun, now let's all go and enjoy some CAKE!
Jo

 

Event 425, 7th April 2018, by Jo Bartholomew

 

They say it's the 7 year itch. Not so for the 583 runners and 29 volunteers who turned out for our 8th birthday on Saturday. Among the 583 runners were 25 first timers, so welcome everyone to the parkrun family, we hope you will come back next week.(and the week after.. and the week after... You get the idea.)

Among the runners, was Jo Black, who was a Hull parkrunner way way back many centuries ago...umm well, ok then 8 years ago...when our beautiful East Park changed for the better on a Saturday morning. Jo has now set up a parkrun in Australia, now there's one for the tourist trail!

Since that day in 2010, 11,500 participants have completed 138,118 park runs covering a total distance of 690,500 km. Are there any Ultra runners out there?!
The first lady to cross the line did so with a new PB and the first 4 men finished within 17 minutes. Well done all of you.

Our friendly (but pesky) parkrun token magpie was up to his tricks with tokens 142,259 and 422. We will not name and shame this week as long as the tokens are returned to us unharmed....

parkrun simply wouldn't happen without the volunteers so congratulations to Trevor and Jenny Rose for achieving "volunteer of the year" We also thank Gill Tremere for her 8 years as our Event Director, Gill that is fantastic and we hope you'll have many more years too!

So happy birthday Hull parkrun, now let's all go and enjoy some CAKE!
Jo

 

Year eight, by the parkwriter

 

Hull parkrun.

Year eight, 1st April 2017 to 7thApril 2018

 

First Timers

Total Runs

PBs

Highest

attendance

Year one

816

4908

1445

167

Year two

1285

11650

2784

323

Year three

1272

14606

2654

356

Year four

1517

17749

3359

488

Year five

1679

20387

3282

779

Year six

1545

21375

3261

564

Year seven

1526

22221

2998

567

Year eight

1885

24639

3136

620

Totals

11525*

137535

22919

779

*Unknowns will increase this considerably

Eight years ago, on 3rd April 2010, 19 runners turned up for Hull’s first parkrun .
Since then, one of them has completed more than
250 parkruns, 7 have managed more than 100, 3 have exceeded  50, and one did not run again. Three have also earned a  25 volunteer T-shirt.

Over the last eight years, 11,525 different parkrunners (with barcodes) have made 137,535 runs in 424 events in East Park. The real number of runners far exceeds this figure, because many are recorded as unknown.

On the first Saturday in April 2010, 32 parkruns took place with 3,347 parkrunners. Last week 104,428 parkrunners took part in 488 UK parkruns, supported by 10,030 volunteers. parkruns also took place in 18 other countries, the number of worldwide runs, runners and volunteers was .............?

A whole range of people make Hull parkrun possible, I’d like to bring some of them to your attention. I’m sure that you would like to join me in thanking them. During year eight 207 different volunteers have supported Hull parkrun by volunteering on 1433 occasions. Since Hull parkrun began 789 different people have volunteered.  I must mention Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE, who ran with us on 10th February, the originator of parkrun, and the inspiration behind it. I'd also like to thank those who maintain and manage our award winning East Park. Thanks to Shaun Acum and the Park staff for their valuable cooperation, advice and support. Where would we be without the cafe together with Margot and her willing staff to look after us?

As parkrun has grown and developed, practices are reviewed and revised. As part of this, the parkrun points table ceased over a year ago in February 2017. Consequently the data / statistics required to determine our annual trophy winners is no longer available. So where do we go from here? A very informal consultation exercise within our core team confirmed that it would be inappropriate to continue with the existing format. We have however, decided to continue recognising the contribution made by volunteers so,
this year's volunteers of the year are ….. Trevor and Jenny ROSE.
Trevor is last in the cafe as he collects together and puts away the equipment, whilst Jenny hands out the finish tokens, their contributions are greatly appreciated.


 

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