Event 209 – 17th June 2017

The sun had already started to shine as the volunteers arrived at Sconce and Devon park for event 209 and as the volunteers started to set up the course we knew it was going to be a warm one! The volunteers as always were great and got the course ready and set with time to spare. If you are interested in volunteering please get in touch via email or social media. Full training is given on the morning of each event for each roll and it only takes a couple of minutes to learn the ropes! We are likely to be short of volunteers over the summer as some of our regulars go away on holiday, so if you can help especially around this time please get in touch.

Well done to the 204 of you that walked, jogged, or ran your way around the course it was certainly a warm one! A special well done to the 19 of you that managed to achieve PBs in the heat, and for those of you that didn't quite manage it well there is always next week! Welcome to our 15 first timers and our tourists, we hope you enjoyed Newark parkrun and look forward to seeing you back at Sconce and Devon park soon!

See you next week for event 210...

Fiona

Now for the Stats...

 

This week 204 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers: Jon HOBBS • Sam BAILEY • Amanda BAILEY • Fiona HOUGHTON • Peter DAVIS • Mary FREER • Jeremy REICHELT • Ernie CLARKE • Zoe SMITH • Leisa PICKLES • Nathan JONES • Matthew BURNS • Paul BLISSETT • Lacey SIMONS • James BOTTRILL

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

Male placings: Daniel NUGENT (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:56 - first appearance. Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second over the line in 18:22 - has been first to finish on 13 previous occasions. Joe JONES (SM18-19) of Lincoln Wellington AC, was third over the line in 19:21.

Female placings: Francesca LUCAS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (21st overall) over the line in 22:43 - first appearance. Jessica GORDON (VW35-39) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (29th overall) over the line in 23:38 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions. Sara CARTER (VW40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was third (31st overall) over the line in 23:53 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by: Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) – 76.98% for the time 27:09 (71st overall). Daniel NUGENT (VM40-44) – 76.12% for the time 17:56 (first overall). Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) – 75.41% for the time 18:22 (second overall).

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 00:18:30 on 31st December 2016 (event number 185). The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 00:15:51 on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).

The Age Grade course record is held by Paul BUTCHER who recorded 86.53% (17:19) on 21st January 2017 (event number 188). Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013. Since then 4,651 participants have completed 34,182 parkruns covering a total distance of 170,910 km, including 7,298 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 208

Our 208th event was brought to you by the lovely folk of Notfast Running Club, who not only provided the volunteers on the course but also some pacers too. Thank you to them all for their hard work. It was lovely to see a whole number of tourists visiting too; we hope you all enjoyed our event!

There were two milestone celebrations taking place. Ethan Spencer, one of our regular junior runners, was completing his 100th parkrun, and Tom Young was running his 50th. Congratulations to them both.

In other news, we welcomed a group of 18 runners, most of whom were running parkrun for the first time and all of whom were raising money for the charity STEPS, who provide support for children born with lower limb problems, such as club foot. Between them, they raised over £500; most impressive, as were their fancy dress costumes!

Running-wise, Jane Bailey led the men home today, closely followed by Ronnie McWilliam, on his first run at Newark, and Daniel Williams. For the women, Laura Kitchen was first across the line, with Gill Oxley and Jessica Gordon not far behind. 190 runners completed the course; well done to you all.

Until next time, happy running!

Rachel

Newark parkrun
Event number 208
10th June 2017

This week 190 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Steve NEEDHAM • Rachel SHELDRAKE • Sue NEEDHAM • Stuart HAWKES • Bob OAKHAM • Kate FISHER • Alan FISHER • Claire SIMMONDS • Alan ROBINSON • Cath HARE • Ernie CLARKE • Simon ECCLESTON • Mandy ECCLESTON • Breeze ROWLANDS • Faye HEMINGWAY • Angela BROWN • Steven WHITE • Fay PATERSON • Peter LANE • Kirsty WATSON • Abigail ROWLANDS • Jessica ROWLANDS

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

Male placings:
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was first over the line in 18:10 - 13th time in 43 appearances.
Ronald MCWILLIAM (VM45-49) of Gainsborough & Morton Striders AC, was second over the line in 18:18.
Daniel WILLIAMS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:50 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Lauren KITCHEN (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (20th overall) over the line in 23:46 - second time in 2 appearances.
Gill OXLEY (VW45-49) of Notfast RC, was second (25th overall) over the line in 24:03 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Jessica GORDON (VW35-39) of Newark Striders Running Club, was third (31st overall) over the line in 24:28 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ronald MCWILLIAM (VM45-49) – 79.33% for the time 18:18 (second overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) – 76.48% for the time 28:38 (89th overall).
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) – 76.24% for the time 18:10 (first overall).

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 00:18:30 on 31st December 2016 (event number 185).
The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 00:15:51 on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul BUTCHER who recorded 86.53% (17:19) on 21st January 2017 (event number 188).

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013. Since then 4,636 participants have completed 33,978 parkruns covering a total distance of 169,890 km, including 7,279 new Personal Bests.

 

 

 

Newark parkrun event 207 – 3rd June 2017

This week was our 4th birthday. 228 people ran, jogged and walked the course, we had 15 first timers and 19 new Personal Bests were recorded. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. We had tourists from London and Stafford. Ben Lilley, Chris Dunn and Richard Borrill celebrated their 100 parkrun's milestone. Lots of folk entered into the spirit of the theme of fruit and flowers. We had a quad of daffodils, a banana and lots of flower girls. The post run reward was CAKE.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Jackie DUERS • Louise CARTER • Jon RAWSON • Steve PADGETT • Judith WHISTLER • Nicki FENTON • Peter DANIEL • Alan ROBINSON • Mike RICHARDS • Sara CARTER • Paul FENTON • Graham ROLLINS • Zoe SMITH • Danielle FORSEY • Jeff HALL • Nicki PADGETT • Lacey SIMONS

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

Male placings:
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was first over the line in 18:23 - 12th time in 42 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
Mark PARKER (SM25-29) of Ivanhoe Runners, was third over the line in 18:53.

Female placings:
Jessica GORDON (VW35-39) of Newark Striders Running Club, was first (28th overall) over the line in 23:12 - 5th time in 27 appearances.
Emma GILBERT (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (29th overall) over the line in 23:19 - was first to finish once before.
Gill OXLEY (VW45-49) of Notfast RC, was third (31st overall) over the line in 23:21 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Joseph MONK (JM10) – 78.61% for the time 20:48 (9th overall).
Chris DUNN (VM70-74) – 78.14% for the time 22:34 (21st overall).
Janice DAVIDSON (VW60-64) – 77.59% for the time 25:44 (56th overall).

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 00:18:30 on 31st December 2016 (event number 185).
The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 00:15:51 on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul BUTCHER who recorded 86.53% (17:19) on 21st January 2017 (event number 188).

Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013. Since then 4,624 participants have completed 33,788 parkruns covering a total distance of 168,940 km, including 7,241 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 206

Newark parkrun
Event number 206
27th May 2017

Thank you to those who wore yellow in support of Manchester and for observing the minutes silence, it was appreciated. It was definitely a warm one and the rain held off, just.

As always, many thanks to the volunteers and this week Newark Striders provided most of them:

Alan ROBINSON, Brian THOMPSON, Graham WELSH, Leisa PICKLES, Mary SWINDLES, Max PICKLES, Nicole HENDERSON, Nige DRISCOLL, Oliver COLE, Piotr DURA, Ruth TALL, Wyn THOMAS

What I failed to mention in the run brief was that they also provided pacers:
Jason COBB,
Jessica GORDON
Nick BEVERIDGE
Peter DANIEL
Sara CARTER
Steve PADGETT
Steven WHITE

So well done if you managed to find someone with a bib on and hang on! Thank you pacers.

Despite the first timer briefing being attended by tourists only we did have a few 'new to parkrun' runners. Welcome to you, hope you come back for more:
Sophie Keogh
Tim Fletcher
Chris Draper
Sebastian Zalewski

We had tourists joining us from Peterborough, March, Belton and Bushy Park:
Terry Eastwood
Aaron Hunt
Mark Evans
James Wilson
Sarah Fletcher
Susanne Fletcher
Raeanne Elliott
Ella Wainwright
Owen Wainwright
Michael Abrahams
Joanne Dawkins
Verity and Keith Riding
Wendy Spridgens
Gillian Holmes
Cheers guys, hope you enjoyed the course.

A regular at Newark Craig Smith was running his 50th parkrun, well done Craig.

Despite the heat, there were still a few PB's. Great going!
Greg Southern
Dale Mordue
Mark Storr
Stephen Green
Emma Gilbert (and managed to get first lady in the process)
Maria Diaz
Laura Wilson
Selina Noquet
Seth Andrews
Breeze Rowlands
Jonathon Van-Tam
Louise Walters
Natalie Sweeney
Helen Bennett

And just in case you haven't heard yet ;) next week is our 4th birthday and you are welcome to do something around the fruit and flowers theme or simply join us for a run around the park.

The stats:

This week 211 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page.
Male placings:
Adam HOLLAND (SM30-34) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 17:35 - 97th time in 113 appearances.
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second over the line in 18:00 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Greg SOUTHERN (VM45-49) of Sleaford Striders AC, was third over the line in 18:07.
Female placings:
Emma GILBERT (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (30th overall) over the line in 23:35 - first time in 18 appearances.
Lisa PASK (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (36th overall) over the line in 24:10.
Kayleigh MEASURES (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (43rd overall) over the line in 25:08.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Greg SOUTHERN (VM45-49) – 80.77% for the time 18:07 (third overall).
Joseph MONK (JM10) – 79.50% for the time 20:34 (14th overall).
Terry EASTWOOD (VM55-59) – 78.97% for the time 20:08 (12th overall).
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 00:18:30 on 31st December 2016 (event number 185).
The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 00:15:51 on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul BUTCHER who recorded 86.53% (17:19) on 21st January 2017 (event number 188).
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013. Since then 4,609 participants have completed 33,559 parkruns covering a total distance of 167,795 km, including 7,222 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Run 205 – Apprentice Run Director in action and the riddle of 447 is solved 20th May 2017

As if the excitement of ‘447’ wasn’t enough, we had an apprentice Run Director deliver the run briefing. Josh could teach the old - hands a thing or two (like using the megaphone). Well done Josh, look forward to seeing you take on more of the role in future.

 
Here’s Josh’s report of his day;
‘’When Bob first asked me to do the job of Run Director I was quite nervous (Very) but we met up one night after school for a practice which helped me get my head around everything.

I woke up early Saturday Morning feeling optimistic and quite exited, when I got to the park the sun was shining and there was a cool breeze, great conditions. After helping set up, we had another practice of the Run Director’s speech, and I felt ready.

When I saw the sea of faces from upon the steps, I felt apprehensive but happy to be giving it a go.
Once I had finished the speech I felt a sense of achievement, and ready to start the run. Seeing everyone run down the hill in a stream of colours was fantastic.

At the end of the run, I helped log on all the results and felt like my job was done.

If you are thinking of volunteering at park run or being Run Director be sure to give it a go and you won’t regret it.’’

 
Matty is another regular Junior Volunteer and both he and Josh also helped to process the results. As well as being good experience for Juniors its great for parkrun and whilst it may not appeal to all, if any other Juniors would like to help out, please get in touch, or get your parents to.
This gives me chance to quote the official line, as some of you have recently asked; ‘Junior Volunteers, like Junior runners under the age of 11, should be in arm’s reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult, those between 11 – 18 in close proximity.’ So there.

We congratulated Theresa Hobbs on her 50th volunteering stint and she received the traditional Newark parkrun card. Just to warn all that have received the card, we make unannounced visits to ensure that the card is proudly displayed on your mantelpiece! Theresa and her husband / co Run Director Jon were both there on Day 1, four years ago and have given a lot of their time to parkrun. Both were timekeepers on Saturday and Theresa was proud to announce that ‘my watch is right!’ Thanks for your continued support both.

Jason Priest celebrated his 50th parkrun, but it turns out that he is an even better baker than runner. That’s assuming you baked those cakes Jason? Thanks, much appreciated.
Gordon Swindles was on 50 too, and celebrated with a time of 23.11 that gave him an age – graded score of over 73%. Well done both, the T shirts may take a while to come through, but will be worth waiting for, we promise.

 
I must apologise for not mentioning Michael Ribeaux on Saturday, who was completed his 100th run, 94 of which have been at Newark. Well done Michael, you join a growing band of Newark parkrunners who have that distinctive black logo in the right-hand column of the results.

 
With so many runners now reaching milestones, it can be difficult to spot them, so if you know someone who running their 50th, 100th maybe 250th or a Junior 10, please let us know and we’ll give them a mention both on the day and in the report.

 
Volunteers
Great job from our volunteer team that included first – timer Lizzy Elsey who enjoyed her marshalling role and also Netty Stevens assisted by Paul Davidson and Zola. Netty has volunteered before but this was the first time on tokens and all went well. Paul was a great help later when we processed the results, demonstrating his IT skills to myself, Josh and Matty. So that’s how you turn it on, thanks Paul.
Glad to see that the picture of our volunteers was much appreciated on facebook. Thanks everyone for your help, without you we would have to cut the grass on Saturday morning, or go shopping, or have a lie in. That would be awful.

 
First Timers, and Tourists
Always great to see first timers at parkrun and this week we met;
Niki Barry
Mike Barry
Alison Lee
Victoria Gill
Paul Titterton
Hazel Titterton
Oli Wright
Kyle Yarnell
Simon Burrows
Sam Thornton
James Martin
Melina Dixon
Natalie Sweeney
Hope you all enjoyed your run and that you’ll be back next week for more.

 
Tourists included 2 who were in the top 10 finishers;

Paulo Osorio from Cornwall, who had a good run to finish 6th in 19.35
Stephen Wood from Dewsbury, 7th in another sub – 20 time of 19.50
Oli Wright from Japan, a good friend of Jan Bailey, ran 24.34 in his first ever parkrun. Based on this, Jan is unlikely to invite him again as he could prove too hot for the Striders Stars to handle.
We also had visitors from New Zealand, Glasgow and closer to home, Beeston. Sorry I didn’t get chance to get your names. ‘I bad’ as the kids say, but I’m never quite sure what that means.
Hope you enjoyed our lovely park and look forward to seeing you again at Newark.

 
Strider’s Special - thanks Kath

‘There was another 50th celebration at Newark Parkrun today as Strider Jason Priest was ordained into this special group of runners, Jason completed the 5k course in 27:13.

We had two top ten finishers at Newark;

Jan Bailey 2nd overall in a time of 18:00 and Adam Clarke in 8th in a time of 20:19.
The top three ladies came in close together, led by Sara Carter 25:18, Hannah Thomson 26:32 and Nicki Padgett 27:38 , Jack Titterton was the only Strider to PB in a wonderful time of 23:26.
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers Dave Tilley and Philippa Clarke.
Well done everyone.’

 
Dates for your diary;
3 June – our 4th Anniversary The theme is fruit and flowers! That’s all we are saying for now, the rest is up to you, but let’s make this a fun celebration of a very successful 4 years. Watch out for more facebook posts shortly.
8 July - Family Fenton Wedding Anniversary Run - more details to follow.
15 July – A repeat of last year’s successful CPR / AED training. A free session lasting 30 mins to be held after parkrun. If you had needed to assist someone at a run, at home, or at work who had suffered a heart attack, these skills could vastly improve your chances of saving their life.

Numbers limited to 25, please e-mail us if you would like to attend.

 
Oh - and 447
If the answer is 447, what is the question?

After lots of clever and some slightly strange guesses, Debbie Monk finally cracked it. It’s the number of finish tokens that we now have. Remember we ran out a few weeks ago when 333 people completed parkrun? Well it may be a while before we run out again!

 
Results
Josh also took on the role of roving reporter and spoke to the following after their run;

Dave Tilley our regular 25 - minute pacer who commented ‘it went well today, I kept a consistent pace and came in at 24.46.’ Thanks Dave, there was a large group of runners close behind you, including Nick Anderson who equalled his p.b. of 25.01. Well run Nick, maybe next week!
Brian Stevens ran yet another p.b of 21.05 and commented ‘I was pleased with my run and tried to keep up with young Joseph, but he was too fast for me! Well run Brian and Joseph who ran another great time of 20.53.
I hear Madeleine Combie was delighted that after coming back from injury she was able to walk the whole course again and will hopefully be back to running soon. Good news Madeleine.
This week 237 people ran, jogged and walked the course, 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
Male placings:
Edward BUCK (JM15-17) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:22 - 6th time in 18 appearances.
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second over the line in 18:00 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 18:54 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Female placings:
Gill OXLEY (VW45-49) of Notfast RC, was first (41st overall) over the line in 23:32 - 10th time in 117 appearances.
Emma GILBERT (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (50th overall) over the line in 24:07.
Sue CHICKEN (VW50-54) of Holme Pierrepont RC, was third (52nd overall) over the line in 24:21.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Edward BUCK (JM15-17) – 78.89% for the time 17:22 (first overall).
Joseph MONK (JM10) – 78.29% for the time 20:53 (11th overall).
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) – 76.94% for the time 18:00 (second overall).
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 00:18:30 on 31st December 2016 (event number 185).
The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 00:15:51 on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul BUTCHER who recorded 86.53% (17:19) on 21st January 2017 (event number 188).
Newark parkrun started on 1st June 2013. Since then 4,591 participants have completed 33,348 parkruns covering a total distance of 166,740 km, including 7,208 new Personal Bests.

 

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