Maidenhead parkrun #157 – 3rd birthday!

Run report and photos: Jacob Tanner

It was a very memorable 3rd anniversary for Maidenhead parkrun today, with over 300 runners completing the course in cold and snowy conditions.

To add to the fun today’s Parkrun was a Nurkrap with everyone tackling the course in reverse. This meant that those extra special and all-important parkrun volunteers had to take extra care marshalling everyone in reverse and making sure no-one took a wrong turn. As always, the volunteers cheered everyone on despite the windy and cold conditions and ensured everyone had as much fun as possible.

Despite the cold many of the runners decided to follow the lead of race director, Adam Turnbull, and join in the celebrations for National Sleep Day arriving at the start line and completing the course in their pyjamas.

All of the runners were rewarded for their efforts by the extra addition of cake at the end of today’s run which seemed to cheer everyone up (despite the weathers efforts to blow the cake table away).

As always, the event couldn’t take place without our volunteers, a big thanks to:
Adam TURNBULL  •  Amanda JOHNS  •  Ami BAINS-GILLESPIE  •  Claire LANGLEY  •  David DYER  •  Donna FITZGERALD  •  Frankie COTTRELL  •  Gerlinde BOBACK  •  Grace DIXON  •  Jacob TANNER  •  Joanne WHITFIELD  •  Juli WOOD  •  Kate SAYERS  •  Lesley GRAVES  •  Lynne JOLLEY  •  Malcolm MOODY  •  Mia LANGLEY  •  Miriam JEFFERYS  •  Molly MULVIHILL  •  Nathan JEFFERYS  •  Neil MULVIHILL  •  Niamh FITZGERALD  •  Rachel DIXON  •  Sarah DAVIES  •  Sarah JOHNS  •  Simon GRAVES  •  Sinead FITZGERALD  •  Stjohn FORD

Who all supported this week’s milestone runners, a big well done to:
Yash Maudgil - 100
Karen Lynsey Flitton - 50
Ami Bains-Gillespie - 50
Pete Walker - 50
Steven Gillespie - 10 (jnr)
Special mention to Laura Hawkins for her 300th run!

 

Maidenhead parkrun 3rd Anniversary Run – 17th March 2018

See you all next Saturday for our 3rd anniversary run, when as well as running the course in reverse, we will also have a fancy dress theme!

Next week, parkrun UK's sleep partner, Millbrook Beds, are celebrating National Sleep Day by giving away 5 king sized limited edition parkrun Perfect 2000 mattresses. It is also our 3rd anniversary, so what better choice for a fancy dress theme than PJs. Turn up on Saturday in your PJs, take a photo of yourself, friends or family and post them on www.facebook.com/millbrook.beds to be in with a chance of winning. Remember to tag us as well in your photos. Please also bring some cake and balloons and banners and other party stuff....

There is however bad news that Stafferton Lodge will be closed for refurbishment until Wed 28th March. This means there will be no post-parkrun breakfast for the next 2 weeks. This also means we will have to find a temporary venue to process the results. This may mean the run director processing the results from home, so please remember this if there are any delays. Good News: in 2 weeks time we should be able to process the results, over breakfast, in nice freshly decorated surroundings.

See you all on Saturday for our 3rd anniversary nurkrap.

 

Maidenhead parkrun Event number 156 – 10th March 2018

After the snow of last week, today was a wet one for today's 292 runners, walkers and buggy pushers. We had a number of visitors with the furthest traveled being Kent DUNGAVELL from Townsville, Australia.

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Congratulations to those achieving milestones: Caitlin MURRAY (junior 10), Marika KARAVAN, Paul BARRICK & Dorothy PADFIELD (all 50) and our couch to 5k buggy runner graduates.

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This week 292 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

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David DYER • Sara FORD • John SCAIFE • Benita SCAIFE • Kirsty WOLTJER-INMAN • Sarah DAVIES • Celine STURIALE • Nic BROCKLEBANK • Jackson BROCKLEBANK • Jacob TANNER • Malcolm MOODY • Mike PREEDY • Nathan JEFFERYS • Simon GRAVES • Lynne JOLLEY • Joanne WHITFIELD • Lesley GRAVES • Phil LANGLEY • Mia LANGLEY • Graham SHAKESPEARE • Marika KARAVAN • Gerlinde BOBACK • Marcus SHAKESPEARE

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

The male record is held by Zac RANDALL who recorded a time of 15:59 on 20th August 2016 (event number 72).
The female record is held by Alice HECTOR who recorded a time of 17:26 on 11th March 2017 (event number 103).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sheila Janet CAREY who recorded 92.09% (23:24) on 21st March 2015 (event number 1).

Maidenhead parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 5,791 participants have completed 36,295 parkruns covering a total distance of 181,475 km, including 6,868 new Personal Bests.

 

Maidenhead parkrun event #154 – 24th February 2018

There's no such thing as bad weather....only bad clothing! 

 Run Report by Sani Koch

Contemplating the truth of these words, I'm sitting in a warm office looking out of the window into the snowy blustery sky. With the next parkrun just around the corner I wanted to make sure to get this run report to you before you set off for tomorrow's run.

Although last Saturday was still PSCitUK (Pre-Snow-Chaos in the UK) it was a very cold albeit sunny morning when 318runners/joggers/walkers and 24 volunteers descended into Braywick Nature Reserve for the free, weekly, 5k timed Maidenhead parkrun. Of those 318 people, 31 were first timers (*Welcome to the parkrun family*) and 65 achieved a new Personal Best (*Whoop Whoop*). We had representatives of 24 different clubs taking part last week.

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With temperatures as they are at the moment, I think everyone will join me in sending a massive "Thank you" to all the wonderful volunteers, who stand in the wind, rain, snow and (Insert any other unpleasant weather) and enable the runner/joggers/walkers to make their way round the course. I always try to say Good Morning or Thank you when I go past but sometimes I can only manage a grimaced smile and a nod. So if you ever wondered what this means, it is heartfelt appreciation of your volunteering work.

Our wonderful volunteers in name for fame: 

Colin BROADBENT • David KITLEY • Ed DIMMOCK • Sarah JOHNS • Claire LANGLEY • Sandra KOCH • Sarah DAVIES • Jackson BROCKLEBANK • Jacob TANNER • Malcolm MOODY • Mike PREEDY • Neil MULVIHILL • Simon GRAVES • Molly MULVIHILL • Carl TANNER • Lynne JOLLEY • Joanne WHITFIELD • Lesley GRAVES • Mia LANGLEY • Meggie CUMINI • James DUNN • Frankie COTTRELL • Gerlinde BOBACK • Kate SAYERS

Well done to Richard Pink, Graham Farhall and Derek Searswho did their 100th run and are joining Club 100 now which hopefully results in the delivery of a free t-shirt soon.

Thank you for the cakes Richard. True parkrun spirit there J

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

The male record is held by Zac RANDALL who recorded a time of 15:59 on 20th August 2016 (event number 72).
The female record is held by Alice HECTOR who recorded a time of 17:26 on 11th March 2017 (event number 103).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sheila Janet CAREY who recorded 92.09% (23:24) on 21st March 2015 (event number 1).

Maidenhead parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 5,738 participants have completed 35,848 parkruns covering a total distance of 179,240 km, including 6,837 new Personal Bests.

 

Maidenhead parkrun #152 – 10th February 2018

Maidenhead parkrun
Event number 152
10th February 2018

Report by Frankie COTTRELL and Kate SAYERS

Maidenhead’s 152nd parkrun attracted 303 runners, joggers and walkers, including 6 runners with dogs and 4 buggy runners. Run Director David DYER welcomed all the participants including tourists from Derbyshire and Texas, as well as visitors from as far afield as Bracknell and Woodley. A couple of our visitors were heading off later in the afternoon to watch Wales at Twickenham (commiserations!) and Torquay United at York Road (well done!).

The weather was cold and frosty resulting in decent conditions on the course, with much less mud than of late. However there were occasional icy patches and several runners were spotted leaping over frozen puddles near the start.

Milestone runners included Richard HOBSON, who marked his 50th run with a new PB and Jane WILKINSON, who also chalked up her 50th run. A special mention too for Leo, one of our canine runners, taking part in ‘about his 75th’ parkrun; Leo accompanied Chris SUTTON who was completing his first run at Maidenhead since reaching his 150th parkrun at Fulham Palace last weekend.

There were 31 First Timers, 14 of which were completely new to parkrun. 40 runners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part. It is great to see Maidenhead parkrun attracting the whole spectrum of age groups for both volunteers and runners. Our youngest volunteers this week were Bea, aged 4 (doing her first ‘official’ volunteer shift) and Jude FRANCIS, age 7, while our oldest volunteers were ‘over 65’. Our youngest runners included Harrison WALTON and Henry SMITH YEADON both aged 6. At the other end of the age range we had 6 female and 7 male runners ‘over 65’ including regular park runner Thomas PAYNE in the VM85-89 age category.

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First finisher this week was Oliver HILL, who knocked 30 seconds of his Maidenhead PB to finish in a time of 17:29, followed by Adam BENNETT in 2nd and Ethan BAINS-GILLESPIE in 3rd. First female finisher was Ida BURROWS, in 4th place overall, with a time of 19:16. Many congratulations to Ida, who knocked 31 seconds off her Maidenhead PB and set another new course record for her age category (JW15-17). The highest age graded result was achieved by Pauline SIDDONS with 81.32% followed by Ida BURROWS with 78.46%.

Huge thanks to the 25 volunteers today who braved the cold conditions, with particular thanks to Gerlinde BOBACK who volunteered complete with crutches and was ‘frozen solid’ at the end.:

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David DYER • Frances SILLE • Sarah JOHNS • Jennefer FRANCIS • Grace DIXON • Rachel DIXON • Margaret BLISSETT • Sarah DAVIES • John DAVIES • Jane GALE • Sam DAVIES • Malcolm MOODY • Mike PREEDY • Jude FRANCIS • Simon GRAVES • Lynne JOLLEY • Joanne WHITFIELD • Lesley GRAVES • Marika KARAVAN • Amanda JOHNS • Frankie COTTRELL • Gerlinde BOBACK • Kate SAYERS • Marcus SHAKESPEARE • Beatrix FRANCIS

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

The male record is held by Zac RANDALL who recorded a time of 15:59 on 20th August 2016 (event number 72). The female record is held by Alice HECTOR who recorded a time of 17:26 on 11th March 2017 (event number 103). The Age Grade course record is held by Sheila Janet CAREY who recorded 92.09% (23:24) on 21st March 2015 (event number 1).

Maidenhead parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 5,676 participants have completed 35,240 parkruns covering a total distance of 176,200 km, including 6,724 new Personal Bests.

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