Event #286 19th January 2019

Well it was a rather chilly start to the day today, but 303 of you braved the weather and decided to join us, 28 of whom were first timers!
I know that all of those were not present for the first timers briefing so if you could please arrive earlier next time so you can receive the briefing it would be appreciated.

Also of the 303, 23 of you achieved a PB! Well done to you all!

One of the things that I really like about Maldon prom parkrun is how friendly everyone is and today was no exception.
It's this that keeps me coming back because lets face it, it's not because I am any good at this running lark! I have made lots of new friends and a great way of doing this is to volunteer, so please if you haven't done it before, give it a go, I highly recommend it!

Special thanks to this weeks volunteers Andrew WALKER • Belinda AMNER • Carol NOBES • Christine LUCAS • D HUNT • Dave FRY • Deborah CUTLER • Graeme EYRE • Jan HUTCHINSON • Joanne DENNIS • John BUCHANAN • Kevin BUNTON • Matthew SMITH • Michelle LAMARRE • Naomi LUCAS • Nick BILSBORROW • Paul NOLAN • Rachel NOLAN • Stephen SAWYER

As you all know we operate a no barcode, no time, no exceptions, rule and just to prove the point our very own Event director Sue Smith forgot her barcode today. She finished in position 137, but you will notice if you look at the results there is no time recorded for that position.

See you all again next week for week 2 of my 2 week turn as RD

Alison
Run Director
Maldon Prom parkrun - Facebook - Twitter

Your Core Team:-
Sue Smith - Bob Gear - Belinda Amner - Elaine Vaughan - Alison Hughes

No Barcode = No Time
Don't forget your paper barcode! See your initial registration email, your weekly parkrun newsletter, previous results emails, or you can request a reminder email. Phones don't scan, so please bring a printed copy.

We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

 

Event #285: 12th January 2019 – Peak week!

Perhaps last week people were still in denial about the new year and that new regime they'd been promising to start; or perhaps it's taken this long to rid the house of all those naughty foods to make the running feel worthwhile! Whatever the reason, it seems that every year, one Saturday in January is a big one, and this year it was this week. Not quite a record for us but, with 366 runners, it was pretty big nevertheless.

I tried to find a few 'interesting' stats from this week's results, see if any of these float your boat...

  • There were 144 female finishers and 200 male finishers...and if you're thinking that doesn't add up to 366 that's because 22 people did present themselves for scanning, 2 of whom took our position token home with them :-(
  • The number of runs completed per runner ranges from 1 to 260, that's a total of 20,363 giving an average of 59 runs per runner;
  • We had finishers with the following tidy times: 20:20, 24:24, 25:25, 27:27, 28:28, 31:31, 46:46
  • There were 17 first timers. In the picture below you can only see 8. If you were a first timer and you're not in the photo below, please come along early next time for the first timers' briefing. It's helpful to both you and us if you understand how things work.

All our volunteers are amazing,lLook how smiley our marshals were today...:-)

I'm back to running next week as I hand back to Alison again, I hope to see you all soon.
Regards

Sue
Run Director
Maldon Prom parkrun - Facebook - Twitter

Your Core Team:-
Sue Smith - Bob Gear - Belinda Amner - Elaine Vaughan - Alison Hughes

No Barcode = No Time
Don't forget your paper barcode! See your initial registration email, your weekly parkrun newsletter, previous results emails, or you can request a reminder email. Phones don't scan, so please bring a printed copy.

We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

 

Event #284: 5th January 2019 – a good start to the year

This week's report is brought to you once again by the lovely Michelle LaMarre.....

"It was a grey and chilly but, thankfully, frost free morning that greeted the 299 people who took part in event number 284 at the Prom Park today. There were 22 first timers, 10 of which were completely new to parkrun and 12 enjoying their first visit to Maldon parkrun.

I had volunteered to do the set up this morning (which is a great opportunity to help out, get a parking permit, a pre-run warm up and to still take part). Noticing that the volunteer roster had just one space for a run report writer (it's a non essential task), I offered to fill that gap and write a few words today. Well done to the other 18 volunteers today who made the event possible and to anyone who hasn't tried it yet, please give it a go. Even if you can't spare time immediately before, after or during the run, you could have a go at writing a few words over the weekend and spare people from having to read my random ramblings too often.

As the day didn't get much warmer I have found a few minutes to spare and cast my eye over the results table (It was that with a glass of wine to hand or taking down the Christmas tree. No brainer) Apologies from myself and the wine for anything that is missing or incorrect.

The tourists making that first visit to Maldon have a total of 280 runs between them, with Laura Dawson topping the table at 75 runs. Hopefully some of them will make it back!

The tide was out but there was still a bit of a breeze along the straight out and back to Brythnoth but neither that or the few muddy patches in the woodland area stopped 24 people getting a new PB. A shout out here to Charlotte Naughton who completed her first parkrun on New Years Day and came back to knock over a minute off her time. Well done Charlotte!

A mention too to some people reaching milestones today;

Lee Shuttlewood followed up his New Years Day double by running his 50th event.

Alfredo Valadas Marques and Nick Waring ran their 100 events.

The wind stopped me from hearing where the visitors had travelled from today during the run briefing but I know at least one had travelled from Hockley Woods as I spoke to him in the car park and that Nick (see above) mostly runs at Great Notley and Laura (again, see above) mostly runs at Southend and Hockley Woods. (Note from ED, most were from Essex, 1 lady from Beeston, Nottingham and 1 gent from Bushy Park, parkrun's birthplace.)

In other news, Gabi had removed the tinsel from her walking poles this week (I'm hoping that I might see the poles decorated for another occasion before next Christmas) and my canine friend Grayson completed his first parkrun.

And finally, and again randomly, there were 3 people named Laura taking part today, 2 people named Charlotte, 1 named Lee, 1 named Alfredo and 3 people named Nick.

Off for another glass now."

See our Facebook page for more photos.

Thanks Michelle, another great report, as always :-)
Regards

Sue
Run Director
Maldon Prom parkrun - Facebook - Twitter

Your Core Team:-
Sue Smith - Bob Gear - Belinda Amner - Elaine Vaughan - Alison Hughes

No Barcode = No Time
Don't forget your paper barcode! See your initial registration email, your weekly parkrun newsletter, previous results emails, or you can request a reminder email. Phones don't scan, so please bring a printed copy.

We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

 

Event #283 – New Year’s Day – did you double….?

This New Year's Day run report is brought to you by an Event Director of one of our fellow Essex parkruns...many thanks Helen,

"'While driving over to Maldon Prom parkrun early on New Year's Day with some friends from South Woodham Ferrers we talked about our own individual progress and passion for parkrun. It was with the hope to achieve 'the double' that we went to another local parkrun before venturing back to South Woodham Ferrers for the late start parkrun there. The car park and Prom park was awash with so many parkrunners, joggers and walkers ( 286 to be exact) which added to the great atmosphere and camaraderie !

The weather was just perfect too. Mild with some gorgeous winter sunshine just peeking through. There was quite a few first timers, and tourists. With so many Volunteers happy to help us all get 2019 off to a great start - special thanks goes to those who decided to not run and volunteer to hand out tokens at the finish line - Many many thanks!

I was especially pleased with my own performance today since I achieved a PB for this course - and very nearly my best parkrun EVER... Many others also made New Year's Day count and achieved a PB. See the official stats page for more info.

Thank you for a great time Maldon Prom parkrun, I will be returning soon

Helen Hall
(Co-Event Director South Woodham Ferrers parkrun)"


Regards

Alison
Run Director
Maldon Prom parkrun - Facebook - Twitter

Your Core Team:-
Sue Smith - Bob Gear - Belinda Amner - Elaine Vaughan - Alison Hughes

No Barcode = No Time
Don't forget your paper barcode! See your initial registration email, your weekly parkrun newsletter, previous results emails, or you can request a reminder email. Phones don't scan, so please bring a printed copy.

We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

 

Event #282 – 29th December 2018

Well weren't we lucky again with the weather! It was a lovely, mild day again for our 318 runners and all of our fantastic hi-viz heroes, without whom we would not be able to go ahead. On that note if you would like to volunteer for NYD (yes we will be starting at 09:00 as usual) or any future event please email us on maldonpromhelpers@parkrun.com

I always enjoy my stint as Run Director, although I often feel as though as I rush my briefing as I am not really one for public speaking, but have been told that it doesn't come across like that. I really like the fact that I can combine Marshalling with the RD role as I can still cheer people on, naming as many people as I can remember!

We had a slight problem today with sticky tokens, it seems that a few of you were given two tokens instead of one, hopefully I have resolved this as I spent my afternoon wiping the tokens with a damp cloth whilst sorting them back into the correct order. No missing tokens again this week, but we do have lots of makeshift ones now, so if you do happen to have a token at home somewhere, could you please return it.

I will be RD again on NYD so please volunteer if you are available. Don't forget there is the chance to "do the double"  with Chelmsford and South Woodham Ferrers parkruns both starting at 10.30. Please remember first timers briefing will be at 08:45 and don't forget your barcode.

Special thanks to all those who volunteered today

Aaron GRAVES  •  Alison HUGHES  •  Christine BROWN  •  Dave FRY  •  David STOKES  •  Deborah CUTLER  •  Finley NEWMAN  •  Gabrielle BOLAND  •  James SKILLERN  •  Joanne DENNIS  •  Maria SMITH  •  Michelle LAMARRE  •  Rosy SKELDON  •  Sue M SMITH  •  Tom BANYARD  •  Tony MACE

See you again Tuesday (NYD)

Alison- RD

Your Core Team:-
Sue Smith - Bob Gear  - Belinda Amner - Elaine Vaughan - Alison Hughes - David Stokes - 
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