#161 – 19th January 2019

Lydney parkrun

Event number 161
19th January 2019

This week 93 people awoke to find that the sleet and snow of last night was little more than a bad dream and eagerly jumped out of bed to enthusiastically run, jog or walk our Lydney boating lake course. 9 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

This morning we welcomed Guy WYATT who was visiting our beautiful corner of the country and decided to run his 12th parkrun as a first time tourist here. Guy normally alternates his parkrunning between Oak Hill in London and Ashford in Kent and, debating whether to do Forest of Dean or Lydney, opted for the latter as he guessed it might be firmer under foot. Well, after the rain sleet and snow of recent days, Lydney was hardly mud free, but as you forgot to pack your mask and snorkel Guy you probably made the right choice!

First male across the line, and first overall was Martyn WINSER in an impressive time of 18:00 dead. This was Martyn's first run with us at Lydney in over a year - don't leave it for another year to show us how it's done Martyn! Second male and second overall was John FINLAYSON on just his 4th visit to Lydney. John normally runs at Coventry parkrun, but his time today of 19:38 was a PB and nearly 30 seconds quicker than his previous run with us, which was also a PB. See you again soon John for a Lydney PB hat-trick! Third home, and third overall came Nick SEAGRAVE, a veteran of 232 parkruns mainly in the midlands and particularly Brueton Park (original stomping ground of your RD today).

First female across the line today was Janice LOCKYER, a member of Worthing and District Harriers who was running her 3rd parkrun at Lydney and 14th overall. A stirling run today, Janice, and at 23:17, just 5 seconds off your PB! Second female runner home was Jan Morris in 24:05 and completing her 68th parkrun of which the vast majority (53) have been with us in Lydney. Third female today was Lucy CREASEY. Lucy runs in the Junior 15-17 category which makes her placing today even more impressive. Lucy's time this morning was a creditable 25:10, and whilst a little short of her PB of 23:49, this is perhaps understandable as Lucy was up especially early this morning volunteering as a much valued member of our set-up team! Lucy is also something of a local parkrun tourist having run at Newport, Severn Bridge, Thornbury and Forest of Dean. Lucy, thank you for your commitment to parkrun and see you at Lydney again soon!

As well as the aforementioned John FINDLAYSON, a further six parkrunners achieved fabulous PBs this morning: Robin GRANT, Chris BARNETT, George PHILLIPS, Catherine PHILLIPS, Sarah PHILLIPS (far be it for me to say, but that's more Phillips than an electric razor shop!), and Elijah PEARSON who runs in the junior 11-14 category. Sixth overall, Elijah came home in 20:56 on just his second ever parkrun - one to watch out for there I think. Very well done to all our PB-ers today

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers, to whom we are especially grateful:

Louise INSALL • Mark HARVEY • Jeremy CREASEY • Fiona CREASEY • Christopher Michael BARNES • David PRICE • Atsuko BARNES • Victoria SIMS • Julie FARR • Lucy CREASEY • Brian PRICE • Christine WORTHY • Seth PETERS • Sandra HAWKINS • Graham WORTHY • Jim INSALL • Stuart LODGE • William BROWN

Don't forget, should you wish to join the band of volunteers it's easy and fun. Message us on Facebook, or see a volunteer next Saturday morning.

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

The male record is held by Scott CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 16:56 on 14th May 2016 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Jane EVANS who recorded a time of 18:01 on 15th April 2017 (event number 69).
The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded 85.59% (24:03) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 43).

Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016. Since then 2,861 participants have completed 16,538 parkruns covering a total distance of 82,690 km, including 2,985 new Personal Bests. A total of 312 individuals have volunteered 2,909 times.

 

#160 – 12th January 2019

Lydney parkrun
Event number 160
12th January 2019

This week 116 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Simon TREMLETT • Roberta HAVERS • Mark HARVEY • Leona PRICE • David PRICE • Elspeth PRICE • Rebecca WARREN • Victoria SIMS • Linden POWELL • Simon LOCKHART • Brian PRICE • Christine WORTHY • Pip LOCKHART • Janet RAY • Seth PETERS • Andrew LONG • Keith BOWERS • Graham WORTHY • Stuart LODGE • John PLEWS

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

The male record is held by Scott CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 16:56 on 14th May 2016 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Jane EVANS who recorded a time of 18:01 on 15th April 2017 (event number 69).
The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded 85.59% (24:03) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 43).

Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016. Since then 2,852 participants have completed 16,445 parkruns covering a total distance of 82,225 km, including 2,978 new Personal Bests. A total of 311 individuals have volunteered 2,891 times.

 

#159 – 5th January 2019

 

Lydney parkrun
Event number 159
5th January 2019

Yesterday was the third anniversary of Lydney parkrun. To stick with tradition there was cake to celebrate. The annual awards were presented by Event Director David Price. He presented medals and certificates to celebrate the following achievements.

Best Fall 6 – Runs & 17 volunteer Stuart Lodge
Top female volunteer (49) Sandra Hawkins
Top male volunteer (45) Brian Price
Top male volunteer (40) Seth Peters
Parkrunner of the year 21 runs Tracey Powell (still needs to be given certificate)
Top Female 48 runs – 15 volunteer Ali Assirati
Top male 46 runs Daniel Stubbs
Top junior male 39 runs George Stubbs
Top junior female 46 runs Harriet Stubbs

Well done to all the winners. Keep up the good work in 2019.

Following the presentation, David thanked all the core team.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank David for all his hard work as Event Director. There is a huge amount of work which goes on behind the scenes that makes this parkrun the success that it is.

So after all the awards, the run got underway. Due to the lack of rain, conditions were pretty good, although there were a couple of icy patches on the top path.

First across the line was Alan Wilcox recording a new PB of 19.15. Alan has actually run 391 times at 70 different venues and 6 times in Lydney.

Second was Richard Smith, he was very proud to get his hands on token number 2. He traveled from Chippenham and is also a keen tourist having visited 43 venues. He said he had chosen Lydney on this occasion to take advantage of the end of the bridge tolls.

The first female across the line was Josie Goodfellow.

8 people ran their first ever parkrun. Hopefully they will be coming regularly from now on. It is always good to see new faces joining the parkrun family.

Milestones - Nick Lockhart earnt his 10 tshirt. Well done Nick.

A bit shout out to all of those who achieved a nice new PB. There were 18 in total. Juniors with PB's were Ethan Peart and Emily Alcock.

Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016. Since then 2,844 participants have completed 16,329 parkruns covering a total distance of 81,645 km, including 2,968 new Personal Bests.

A total of 311 individuals have volunteered 2,871 times. Why not make a new years resolution to volunteer at least 3 times this year. If you haven't volunteered before, it is great fun and there are various roles to choose from. Full training is given. If you are interested in helping out then make contact via lydneyhelpers@parkrun.com or look out for the next volunteer shout out post.

This week 134 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Claire LAVENDER • Claire E MORGAN • Louise INSALL • Kate BURKE • Mark HARVEY • Cherry FOWLER • Stewart WATKINS • David PRICE • Victoria SIMS • Simon LOCKHART • Brian PRICE • Christine WORTHY • Seth PETERS • Andrew LONG • Chris RUCK • Sandra HAWKINS • David ARENDELL • Jonathan PHELPS • Graham WORTHY • Stuart LODGE • John PLEWS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lydney parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Scott CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 16:56 on 14th May 2016 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Jane EVANS who recorded a time of 18:01 on 15th April 2017 (event number 69).
The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded 85.59% (24:03) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 43).

 

#158 – 1st January 2019

Lydney parkrun
Event number 158
1st January 2019

I have been looking forward to doing the New Year’s Day parkrun double for weeks (although it didn’t seem so inviting when my alarm went off when it was still dark).

Lydney was my first port of call – hosting an early parkrun at 08.30 to allow runners to get to another local parkrun later in the morning.  I was treated to a beautiful sunrise over the River Severn on my journey to Lydney and I knew the early wakeup call was going to be worth it.

This was my first parkrun at Lydney.  The car park was very easy to find and there was ample parking.  Arriving at the lakeside there was a buzz of excitement with lots of well wishes of a Happy New Year.  It was a crisp, chilly morning so I had a warm up lap around the lake to keep warm – there were lots of welcoming faces from runners and volunteers dotted around the course.

After the race briefing (where there were plenty of milestones – well done everyone) we were off!  Three laps around the course, which was nice and varied – a bit of road, trail, a little mud and a little incline (I must come back when there has been more rain #mudlover).  Thank you to all the volunteers who encouraged everyone around the course – I particular liked the volunteer with the fox tail!  Everyone was so friendly and remarkably cheery after getting up super early to allow everyone to take part.

The course is very peaceful and pretty with some wildlife to see, there were people out walking their dogs as well and they were also giving everyone a cheer.

What a fantastic way to see in the New Year – taking part in a parkrun with 231 people and not forgetting the very important 17 volunteers.  If you enjoy parkrun, why not think about volunteering every now and then, there are plenty of roles that allow you to still run (like writing a run report ;) for example), these events couldn’t take place without volunteers – thank you all.

After the run there was a lot of chat about who was doing the double and where.  Most people were opting to do the local double and were heading over to Forest of Dean parkrun.  I decided to make the dash to Gloucester City (anything for another tourism parkrun).  Thank you to Lydney parkrun for hosting earlier to allow us runners to get to another run and doing the double!  I had a brilliant morning and a great start to the New Year!

Thank you Lydney – I will be back.

This week 231 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 72 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 49 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Claire LAVENDER • Mark HARVEY • Christopher Michael BARNES • David PRICE • Ali ASSIRATI • Nick ASSIRATI • Atsuko BARNES • Lynne BUCKLEY • Ross HOWELLS • Cory SHERWIN • Brian PRICE • Seth PETERS • Graham TAYLOR • Sandra HAWKINS • David ARENDELL • Sophie WILLIAMS • Pauline BURLEY

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

The male record is held by Scott CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 16:56 on 14th May 2016 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Jane EVANS who recorded a time of 18:01 on 15th April 2017 (event number 69).
The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded 85.59% (24:03) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 43).

Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016. Since then 2,818 participants have completed 16,195 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,975 km, including 2,951 new Personal Bests. A total of 311 individuals have volunteered 2,850 times.

 

#157 – 29th December 2018

Lydney parkrun
Event number 157
29th December 2018

Well done to the 91 people ran, jogged and walked Lydney parkrun this morning. We had 16 first timers to Lydney and 3 first timers to Lydney. There was an impressive 7 new Personal Bests, well done Jeremy CREASEY, Duncan WORTHY, Matthew KELLY, Alex INSALL, Tracey POWELL, Fred BENHAM-CROSSWELL, Camilla BROWNLOW, and we had representatives of 10 different clubs taking part.
 
Congratulation to Duncan Worthy, who reached the 100 club today, and Simon Tremlett who got to 200 .
 
We say a big thank you to our wonderful 16 volunteers:
Claire LAVENDER • Louise INSALL • Kate BURKE • Jeremy CREASEY • Jan MORRIS • Louise CROCKETT • Stuart DUNCAN • Fiona CREASEY • Stewart WATKINS • David PRICE • Lucy CREASEY • Simon LOCKHART • Louise JONES • Brian PRICE • Pip LOCKHART • Sandra HAWKINS
 
DON'T FORGET:
Tuesday 1st Jan - we have a New Years Day run starting at 8:30am, and if you are keen you can do the double at the Forest of Dean parkrun at 10am.
Also Next Saturday join us for our third anniversary.
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lydney parkrun Results Page.
 
The male record is held by Scott CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 16:56 on 14th May 2016 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Jane EVANS who recorded a time of 18:01 on 15th April 2017 (event number 69).
The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded 85.59% (24:03) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 43).
 
Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016. Since then 2,746 participants have completed 15,964 parkruns covering a total distance of 79,820 km, including 2,928 new Personal Bests. A total of 308 individuals have volunteered 2,833 times.
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