Milton Keynes parkrun (Event 450) 17th November 2018

I always arrive early at parkrun, even when I know where I am going!  On this occasion it meant I had plenty of time to help out a few first timers and tourists who were struggling to understand the car parking system! It really does need a more prominent sign telling you not to pay till the end! For me, it was perfect parkrun weather!! Started off a bit chilly but warming up on the way round, but most importantly – not too much wind!! The far side of the lake can be hard going in even the slightest headwind!!  Everything went well for me today – I managed my first ever parkrun in just under 33 minutes!!  Sadly today, there was no photographer so no photos to lighten up the report!

Today’s first finisher was unknown!! Did they forget their barcode or perhaps they lost it on the way round because of the speed they were travelling!

MALE PLACINGS

Jeremy VICK (VM40-44) from Milton Keynes AC was first to finish in 17.52 – his fastest time this year at Milton Keynes parkrun.
Martyn MUNDAY (SM30-34) was second over the line ion 18.47 – knocking 9 seconds off his previous PB.
Andrew PEEK (VM35-39) was third to finish in 18.55 – look out for Andrew next time he runs -it will be his 100thparkrun – an so far all but one have been at Milton Keynes.

 

FEMALE PLACINGS

Helen GIBBS (VW35-39) from Shenley Striders was first to finish in 20.54 – knocking 14 seconds off her previous PB (15thoverall).
Katie TUCKER (SW25-29) from Redway Runners was second to finish in 21.42 (25thoverall)
Diane Josephine FARMER (VW55-59) was third to finish in 22.53 (47thoverall)

AGE GRADED SCORES

This week we had 3 runners recording an age graded score over 80%!!

These were: -
Ian VAN LOKVEN (VM60-64) 82.93% 6thoverall
Diane Josephine FARMER (VW55-59) 82.45% 47thoverall
Mary MCKINNELL (VW65-69) 81.01% 127thoverall

Of the 455 who ran, jogged and walked the course today, 51 were first timers and of those 18 were running their first ever parkrun. Well done and hope to see you at parkrun next week!  60 people recorded a PB at Milton Keynes parkrun today – well done to you too!  Only two milestones were recorded –  both achieving their 50thparkrun t-shirt. Congratulations to Kieron DUGGAN and Kevin MCGRATH.  There were representatives from 32 different clubs today – nearly 27% of the field coming from Redway Runners.  No tourists declared themselves before the run but looking at the club names, it looks as though we had a few locally from Leighton Buzzard, Bedford and Wellingborough, as well as further afield – Arbroath, Norwich, Chipping Sodbury and South Shields.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Gareth SNELSON • Jim MILLER • Steve DICKS • Jenny FENTON • Sophie MARTIN • Salima KESWANI • Andrew BETTS • Fiona SIEQUIEN • Pippa DOWNTON • Aisha MARTIN • Hannah LINFORD • Gill KIRKUP • David BOYD • Bridget WATSON • Theo LINFORD • Pet HEDGES • Matthew DICKS • Steve QUINNELL • Anya SNELSON • Jim WATSON • Aaron BARNETT • Nathan NEWALL • Ian WEATHERBURN • Brian HIRD • Ella PANDIT • Gabriel QUINNELL • Jo THOMAS • Brian PHILPOTT • Adele PHILPOTT • Olivier DESCAMPS • Liz RATCLIFFE • Kaz HYSON • Graeme HYSON • Pavan SHARMA

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

The female record is held by Emily TALLEN who recorded a time of 17:04 on 29th October 2011 (event number 94).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:01 on 27th July 2013 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 95.57% (22:33) on 6th February 2016 (event number 311).

Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010. Since then 17,806 participants have completed 159,811 parkruns covering a total distance of 799,055 km, including 27,850 new Personal Bests.

Well done to all who ran today, hope you all enjoyed it.

Sue Aspinall

 

Christmas Holiday parkruns at Milton Keynes

You will be pleased to hear that we will be offering you additional chances to get your parkrun fix over the Christmas break with runs on both Christmas and New Years Days.

The full schedule will be:

Saturday 22/29 December as usual

Tuesday 25th December 9am

Tuesday 1st January 2019 10:30am

Please note the much later time for New Years Day.

This is to offer you the opportunity to run a 'parkrun double', with Linford Wood at 9, then a jog down the hill (drive, if you are legal and too tired ) to Willen Lake.

 

Milton Keynes parkrun (Event 433) 14th July 2018

Milton Keynes parkrun (Event 433) 

14thJuly 2018

Another hot and humid Saturday for a parkrun and despite England’s exploits in the World Cup, no one opted to run in a waistcoat! This week 493 people ran, jogged and walked the course.  Great to see a toddler come in 10thposition, ably helped by Andrew PEEK – quite an impressive feat pushing a buggy in the heat! Travelling at that speed the child needs to start wearing a crash helmet! Well done.

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There were 45 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.  We also had some milestones today at the parkrun.  Congratulations to Paul BOYER and Ellen GULLIKSEN for completing their 50th, Manny SUCHA for completing his 100thand Stacy CLEMES for celebrating her 40th birthday and 150thparkrun together!  Look out for a couple of approaching milestones – Dave JONES, Melanie JORDAN and Mark SZATKOWSKI on 49 and Andrew STRINGER on 99! Untitled

MALE PLACINGS

Mintu SIDHU (JM15-17) was first to finish in 17.47 – has run over a 100 parkruns as a junior.

Peter MACKRELL (VM35-39) from Leighton Buzzard AC was second over the line in 18.10 – an impressive 1.21 quicker than last week.

Tim INCHLEY (VM40-44) from Leighton Buzzard AC was third to finish in 19.03

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FEMALE PLACINGS

Ashley BERRY (SW25-29) was first to finish in 19.11 (4thoverall) – continuing an impressive record of finishing first in all her Milton Keynes parkruns this year.

Julie MARTIN (VW45-49) from Redway Runners was second over the line in 23.57 (58thoverall)

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AGE GRADED SCORES

This week we only had 3 runners recording an age graded score over 75%.  These were:

Steve SHARPLES (VM50-54) 78.73% 6thoverall

Ashley BERRY (SW25-29) 77.15% 4thoverall

Mintu SIDHU (JM15-17) 77.04% 1stoverall

Other photos from today’s parkrun can be found at https://www.flickr.com/groups/milton-keynes-parkrun/

Well done to all who ran today, hope you all enjoyed it. See you all next time!

Sue Aspinall

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Gareth SNELSON • Gillian ADAMSON • Sarah LOFTUS • Jenny FENTON • Steve BURLACE • Tim MACKLEY • Ian BRAZIER • Glyn BRAZIER • Roger HOBBS • Zoe BROAD • Jacqui BROAD • Candice BRAZIER • Colin KIGHTLEY • Pet HEDGES • Imogen KINGSMAN • Jools BURLACE • Dom KINGSMAN • Aaron BARNETT • Rachel HIGGINBOTTOM • Sarah WILSON • Diane MOLE • Sylvarius BAYE • Kathy BRAZIER • Viv TOLE • Julie KEVEREN • Sue ASPINALL • Phil ASPINALL • Karen LAWLOR • Christine ZIYA • Liz RATCLIFFE • Alissia EVERITT • Adrian GLANVILL

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

The female record is held by Emily TALLEN who recorded a time of 17:04 on 29th October 2011 (event number 94).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:01 on 27th July 2013 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 95.57% (22:33) on 6th February 2016 (event number 311).

Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010. Since then 16,945 participants have completed 151,453 parkruns covering a total distance of 757,265 km, including 26,589 new Personal Bests.

 

Milton Keynes parkrun Event 431, 30th June 2018

Milton Keynes parkrun (Event 431) 

30th June 2018

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Another very hot parkrun for the 633 people who ran, walked and jogged the course today. Although according to my weather forecast app the sun wasn’t supposed to come until 11am so I thought it might have been cooler! This was another busy week around Willen Lake as Art in the Park was being set up around the lake ready for events in the afternoon.

Well done to an amazing 71 runners who recorded a PB today. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.Tourists today came from Bristol, Peckham and Leamington Spa.

There were also 132 first timers, including 110 Redway Runners who were graduating from their beginner’s courses – congratulations on completing your first parkrun – hope to see you all again soon!

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We had some milestones today at the parkrun.  Julie SPARROW and Sarah BIRD on their 100th, Sheila SQUIRES on her 150th, Jennifer Sangster on her 200thand Tim Mackley on his 300th. Sarah, Jennifer and Tim ran together to celebrate their milestones and have also managed to find time to each volunteer more than 25 times whilst achieving them!

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MALE PLACINGS

Elliot HIND (SM30-34) from Milton Keynes AC was first to finish in 17.03
Gary BLABER (VM40-44) from Marshall Milton Keynes AC was second over the line in 17.42
Jack POCOCK (SM25-29) was third to finish in 17.54 knocking 17 seconds off his previous PB.

FEMALE PLACINGS

Zoe BROAD (SW18-19) from University of Bath Triathlon Club was first to finish in 22.35
Dawn BLABER (VW40-44) from Redway Runners was second over the line in 23.01 knocking 34 seconds off her previous PB.
Julie MARTIN (VW45-49) from Redway Runners was third over the line in 23.19

AGE GRADED SCORES

This week we had 4 runners recording an age graded score over 75%.  These were:
Gary BLABER (VM40-44) 79.47% 2ndoverall
Steve SHARPLES (VM50-54) 78.79% 10thoverall
Steve SLACK (VM50-54) 77.32% 13thoverall
Elliot HIND (SM30-34) 75.86% 1stoverall

Caption Competition

I wonder what these two are saying? …answers on a postcard! (or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You get to see your name in next weeks run reportUntitled

 

Last weeks winner is Steve Burlace
"Clearly it is parkrun instructions. When, what and where. Kas is showing you what time it starts, Izzy displaying what to do and Steve pointing where to go!!"
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Other photos from today’s parkrun can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/miltonkeynes/photos/

Well done to all who ran today, hope you all enjoyed it. See you all next time!

Sue Aspinall

 

Milton Keynes parkrun Event 430, 23 June 2018

Milton Keynes parkrun (Event 430) 

23rd June 2018

Extreme Flying Feet!!!

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This week 450 people ran, jogged and walked the course – fewer than usual – perhaps it was a bit too warm!  The 17thMilton Keynes Dragon Boat Race was being set up around Willen Lake this morning so there were more than usual spectators cheering people on.  An extra well done to today’s marshals who had their work cut out keeping the course clear in places. Well done to an amazing 91 runners who recorded a PB (including me - yay!)  Today there were 44 first timers, including 11 Redway Runners who were graduating from the beginner’s course – congratulations on completing your first parkrun. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

We had some milestones today at the parkrun – congratulations to Anya SNELSON from Phoenix Tri-MK for completing her 10thparkrun in JW10 category [Proud Dad addition here - I never assumed that Anya would be a runner, and when I created Milton Keynes parkrun she was barely old enough to go in the running buggy. I have never deliberately pushed her to run, and the one time I did encourage her to keep on going (at Sheringham parkrun, which is either up, or down, nothing flat!) I should have known better and turned around as she clearly wasn't in the mood, and that put her off parkrun for the last year. Only recently, and mainly because of me coaching her triathlon club, has she wanted to run, so much so that last week she dragged me out when I was going to have a lazy lie-in]D750-6857
Chris COX, Vignesh KUMAR and Nick SNELLING for completing 50 parkruns and to Emma BARKER from Rugby and Northampton AC and David BARTRAM for completing 100 parkruns.

We also had other Milton Keynes parkrunners completing milestones as tourists elsewhere today. Congratulations to Sharron TAYLOR and Kim WILKINSON for completing 50 parkruns at Rushcliffe and Linford Wood respectively and to Paul BARNES who completed 250 at Arrow Valley.

There are a few milestones coming up (not all official ones!) – look out for Jane PAPMEL and Paul BOYER on 49, Julie SPARROW on 99 and Tim MACKLEY on 299 parkruns.

Tourists today came from Cardiff, Crewe, Ganavan Sands, Newark, Tilgate, Tonbridge and a first timer from Sydney, Australia!

 

MALE PLACINGS

Impressive timings from the first three men to finish today – though none were able to knock seconds of their PBs.

Elliot HIND (SM30-34) from Milton Keynes AC was first to finish in 17.28

Mark PALSER (SM30-34) from Marshall Milton Keynes AC was second over the line in 17.49

Tom HAYMAN (SM30-34) from Marshall Milton Keynes AC was third over the line in 18.27

 

FEMALE PLACINGS

Ashley BERRY (SW25-29) from Marshall Milton Keynes AC, (4thoverall) was first to finish in 18.38

Sophie MYERS (SW25-29) was second to finish in 20.11 (13thoverall) – knocking 40 seconds off her PB

Siobhan DYER (SW20-24) from Marshall Milton Keynes AC, (27thoverall) was third to finish in 21.09 – a huge 77 seconds faster than her last PB

 

This week 3 runners recorded age-graded scores over 75%.  These were:

 

Ashley BERRY (SW25-29) 79.43% 4thoverall

Elaine MORRIS (VW50-54) 77.64% 46thoverall

Steve SLACK (VM50-54) 77.39% 8thoverall

 

Photos from today’s parkrun can be found at https://www.flickr.com/groups/milton-keynes-parkrun/

 

Well done to all who ran today, hope you all enjoyed it. See you all next time!

Sue Aspinall

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The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

William SHIPPIN • Gillian ADAMSON • Jenny FENTON • Steve BURLACE • Tim MACKLEY • Kevin GARDNER • Dennis VERHOEVEN • James DWIGHT • Duncan KERR • Sheila QUINN • Karen PLACE • Stacy CLEMES • Kathy KAVANAGH • Christina KINGSMAN • Imogen KINGSMAN • Mike BOAST • Beth DEVENISH • Dom KINGSMAN • Aaron BARNETT • Mary MCKINNELL • Sylvarius BAYE • Kelly HOWARD • Daria CROKER • Lisa SHEPHERD • Lottey GATES • Martin PENNELL • Louise GOFFIN • Alex L J MANLEY • Carlos MONTORO • Sue ASPINALL • Phil ASPINALL • Christine ZIYA • Liz RATCLIFFE • Alissia EVERITT • Amy CROKER • Adrian GLANVILL

The female record is held by Emily TALLEN who recorded a time of 17:04 on 29th October 2011 (event number 94).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:01 on 27th July 2013 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 95.57% (22:33) on 6th February 2016 (event number 311).

Milton Keynes parkrun started on 16th January 2010. Since then 16,720 participants have completed 149,772 parkruns covering a total distance of 748,860 km, including 26,375 new Personal Bests.

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

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