#129 – 16th June 2018

Lydney parkrun
Event number 129
16th June 2018

This week 107 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Claire LAVENDER • Nigel SARGENT • Fiona CREASEY • David PRICE • Cory SHERWIN • Brian PRICE • Seth PETERS • Andrew LONG • Carly HAYWOOD • Chris RUCK • Nicola MILLIN • Graham TAYLOR • Sandra HAWKINS

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 2,413 participants have completed 13,182 parkruns covering a total distance of 65,910 km, including 2,554 new Personal Bests.

 

#128 – 9th June 2018

Lydney parkrun
Event number 128
9th June 2018

This week 150 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

This week was a celebration to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS. Well done to those of you who dressed up and the NHS staff who completed the run.

The other celebration was the graduation of the Lydney 0-5k group. Sheralyn Turner, Nev Turner and Sally Wyatt helped a lovely group of ladies achieve their target of running their first timed parkrun. There were lots of huge smiles at the end and cheers from supporting families. Hopefully you will all come back next week for another go. The best way to ensure you keep running is to set yourselves a new target. It could be a time target or perhaps go for a 10k race. The Severn Bridge 10k on 26th August would be perfect.

Caroline Rickards also had a graduate running today, Eric Smith. Well done Eric, I suspect Jane will be dragging you along every week from now on.

There was also a milestone achieved today, well done to Emily Cummings for reaching her 10th run. Hopefully Emma Bartlett will join us next week for her 100th.

Tourists came from far and wide, the furthest person came from Cape Town. More local tourists came from Tetbury and Hatfield. There was some lovely feedback on the Lydney parkrun facebook page from one of the tourists from Tetbury. "Scenic with a few hidden surprises. Lovely friendly atmosphere." I am really pleased you liked it.

There were 22 PB's today, well done to all of you. Special recognition goes to Thomas Phillips who bagged himself a PB of 21.49 before going back to encourage Reuben Blakebrough who worked so hard on his PB, he stopped in sight of the finish line to lighten his load. I will get in trouble with Spirit of Monmouth if I don't mention their other two juniors who also achieved PB's. Well done Lucy Creasey and Toby Evans. Samual Badcock was another junior PB. Great work all of you.

The men were led home by Stuart Burgess in 18.39, this is a new course record for the VM55-59 age category. The ladies were led by Niki Morgan in 19.58. Niki achieved an amazing 84.97% age grading, the best of the week. This is the second highest age grading ever achieved on the Lydney course. The record is held by Teresa Tranter and is 85.59%. Age grading is a way to adjust an athlete’s performance according to age and gender. The age-grading tables were developed by the World Association of Veteran Athletes, the world governing body for track and field, long distance running and race walking for veteran athletes. The tables work by recording the world record performance for each age at each distance, for men and women. Where necessary, the world record performances are estimated.

A huge thank you to Claire Lavender for sorting out the issues with the times today.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Claire LAVENDER • Claire E MORGAN • Anne KIRK • Jeremy CREASEY • Mark AINSWORTH • Fiona CREASEY • Christopher Michael BARNES • Mark CHANNER • Rob BEVES • Stewart WATKINS • David PRICE • Ali ASSIRATI • Nick ASSIRATI • Atsuko BARNES • Hannah BARNES • Lucy CREASEY • Carly HAYWOOD • Nicola MILLIN • Sandra HAWKINS • Graham WORTHY • Gary 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 2,407 participants have completed 13,075 parkruns covering a total distance of 65,375 km, including 2,533 new Personal Bests.

 

#127 – 2nd June 2018

Lydney parkrun
Event number 127
2nd June 2018

It was a beautiful morning for the 127th Lydney parkrun, and my first as solo Run Director - a thoroughly enjoyable experience, made simple by a fantastic group of experienced and efficient volunteers. A huge thank you to all of you.

Our Event Director, David PRICE was away this week as he and Leona are walking the Gloucestershire Way in aid of Great Oakes Hospice in Coleford. As we started the parkrun at 9am, David and Leona would have been in the early stages of Day 2 of their epic 100 mile walk. If you would like to support this worthy cause visit: www.justgiving.com/glosway2018 Best of luck from all of us at the parkrun and we hope the blisters are not too painful!

This week 106 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were taking the parkrun plunge for the first time. Well done and beware - it becomes addictive, you know!

We also love welcoming parkrun tourists to Lydney, and it is perhaps an indication that the holiday season is getting underway as there were a further 15 runners visiting us for the first time. You came from as far away as Folkestone, Manchester, Stockport, Cardiff and Chipping Sodbury (to name a few) to get your weekly parkrun in. You are most welcome - come back to visit us again.

There were 6 PBs recorded - a fantastic achievement in what turned out to be rather warm conditions. Stand up and take your bows and applause: Kurtis PARKIN (who at 20:01 will surely break to 20 minute barrier soon), Mark BENNETT, Michaela RICHARDSON (well done for achieving 2nd PB in a row), Rhys LONG, Hannah BARNES, and Elizabeth LYDDON (also many congrats for 2nd PB in a row).

For the men:
1st home today and 1st overall was David WEEKES, a first time visitor to Lydney, but a regular at Folkestone parkrun. His time was an impressive 18:49 which also bagged him highest age grade score of the day at 80.34%. 2nd man, and 2nd overall was Grant LANE, clocking a time of 18:54 on his first ever parkrun, and 3rd man and 3rd overall was James MUNDAY with a time of 19:29 on what was also his first parkrun.

Is this the first time the first 3 runners home were all first timers? I think us regulars need to up our game!

For the ladies:
1st across the line and 13th overall was Zoe NEALE in a time of 22:24 on her first visit to Lydney from Folkestone (or is that Brisbane?!). 2nd home and 16th overall was Lisa JEFFREY in 22:48 and 3rd home, 19th overall, was Jan MORRIS who clocked a time of 23:07.

Representatives of 12 different running clubs took part.

Finally, I would like to return to the volunteers. Today's parkrun was made possible by the fantastic efforts of 20 of you: Andrew LONG • Atsuko BARNES • Chris WINGATE • Christopher Michael BARNES • Claire LAVENDER • Debbie GREEN • Fiona CREASEY • Hannah BARNES • Janet RAY • Jeremy CREASEY • Kate BERRY • Kelly BUCKLEY • Lucy CREASEY • Mary BAKER • Mike BERRY • Paul DODD • Sandra HAWKINS • Seth PETERS • Stephen John ROGERSON • Tosh SIMPKIN. Thank you very much for stepping up.

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.

 

#126 – 26th May 2018

Lydney parkrun
Event number 126
26th May 2018
This week 104 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

Jonathan Carter and Bruno led the field home today in 19.01. Bruno was a little tired this week as he ran the Fountain Five on Thursday evening. Cory Sherwin came across the line in 2nd place in 20.02, beating Jamie Goddard by 1 second, I am sure he is still happy as he got a PB. Katy Roy led the ladies home in a PB of 20.23.

If however we consider the age grading results, Neil Grant achieved the highest age grading of 77.09%.

Milestones this week were achieved by Natalie Insall JW15-17 reaching 10 and recording herself a PB, Chris Ruck and Mark Harvey both recorded their 50th. A huge thank you to Chris for supplying some very tasty lemon drizzle cake. I hope all of you are able to claim your milestone tshirts quickly.

There were 22 new PB’s today, which is very impressive in the muggy conditions. Tosh Simpkin had a week off from being photographer and was rewarded with a PB. There were three people chasing the 27 minute target, Bridget Davies 27.01, Kelly Buckley 27.03 and Anna Keele 27.06. Hopefully you three ladies will be back next week to get yourselves two PB’s in two weeks and all crack the 27 minutes. To mention a couple of others, well done Lisa and Richard Tolfree, Morwenna Wagstaff and Roger Ford.

Tourists came to visit from Taunton, Newport and Datchet.

There were three people who chose Lyndey as their first introduction to parkrun, Nathan Jones, Lisa Payne and Ryan Imm. Hopefully you enjoyed the experience and will parkrun again soon.

Next weekend, David and Leona Price will be missing from parkrun as they will be taking on the Gloucestershire Way. They will be walking 100 miles across our beautiful county of Gloucestershire. Friday 1st June will see them start in Tewkesbury, and finish at Stow on the Wold. David did consider whether it would be feasible to still do a parkrun on Saturday, but has ruled it out, perhaps wisely. If you would like to support them, then you can meet them, join them, or sponsor them as they complete their mammoth journey. Contact David for further details if you wish to join them.
They are raising money for Great Oaks Hospice, Coleford. www.justgiving.com/glosway2018

Next week is National Volunteers Week and we will be celebrating all the volunteers that contribute to parkrun. We are encouraging you to wear your 25 volunteering T-Shirt. The annual Volunteers Week is a great opportunity for you to be part of the national campaign to thank your volunteers and celebrate the massive difference they make.
It's fair to say that without volunteers parkrun could not exist, it's also fair to say that without runners volunteers would not be needed, it's also fair to say that it is a partnership from each and every week that brings together a community of runners and volunteers for an hour on Saturday mornings.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Paul DODD • Claire LAVENDER • Claire E MORGAN • Cherry FOWLER • Christopher Michael BARNES • Stewart WATKINS • David PRICE • Finley LAVENDER • Ali ASSIRATI • Nick ASSIRATI • Atsuko BARNES • Hannah BARNES • Brian PRICE • Martina MITCHARD • Seth PETERS • Lesley ELLIOTT • Andrew LONG • Sandra HAWKINS • Amanda CHARD • Jane VAN SOEST-SMITH
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 2,359 participants have completed 12,819 parkruns covering a total distance of 64,095 km, including 2,505 new Personal Bests.

 

#125 – 19th May 2018

Lydney parkrun
Event number 125
19th May 2018

This week 130 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

As I drove up today I thought we were going to have a busy one, the car park seemed much busier than usual. Someone suggested it was not only parkrunners, but people getting out early to do their shopping prior to a couple of events going on today. I heard a rumour something was due to happen in Windsor, not sure what. If Windsor had a parkrun, I think it would have beaten the Bushy attendance record.

Leading the field today for the fifth time was Cory Sherwin. What a cracking time in hot conditions, he bagged himself a PB of 18.25. Sub 18 is your next challenge Cory. The first lady home was Sarah Bell in 20.17, she also got a PB and took the course record for VW 40-44. Well done Sarah.

With 26 people recording PB’s today, there are too many to mention. So, the under 18’s bagging PB’s were Thomas Phillips, Emily Cummings, Harry McCoy and Reuben Blakebrough. Two other PB’s I would like to acknowledge were produced by Emma Miles and Elizabeth Lyddon. Both ladies went sub 45 minutes for the first time. Hopefully we will see you back next week having another crack at it.

We had four first timers, none were complete newbies. The visitors were from Newport, Bristol and Rogiet. Our visitor from Rogiet made a sensible choice, Rogiet had a record breaking attendance today. If you haven’t tried it, it is a lovely mainly grass route with a couple of out and back legs. Worth a visit.
10 people forgot their bar codes today. Very disappointing, especially if you are a tourist. My tip, print a spare one off and leave it in your car, or attach it to your bike.

There were no milestones this week, but Chris Ruck is on 49, could we be seeing cake next week?

Other big news today, Finley Lavender was tucking into some post run flapjack and lost a tooth. He was very proud of himself and was keen to show it to people. Unfortunately, in a mad moment, he lost it. He was going to write the tooth fairy a letter to explain what happened. I hope the tooth fairy is nice and understanding and turns up tonight. Fingers crossed.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Claire LAVENDER • Claire E MORGAN • Mark AINSWORTH • Cherry FOWLER • Christopher Michael BARNES • David PRICE • Kelly GOODFELLOW • Vic N' SKRUFF (AINSWORTH) • Fraser RICKARDS • Simon LOCKHART • Louise JONES • Brian PRICE • Christine WORTHY • Seth PETERS • Joanna COWELL • Sandra HAWKINS • Jane VAN SOEST-SMITH • Graham WORTHY • Emily MCCOY
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 2,350 participants have completed 12,715 parkruns covering a total distance of 63,575 km, including 2,483 new Personal Bests.

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