Run 226 – Winter warm – up

There were plenty of people at the park when I arrived on this unusually warm October morning at 8.00 a.m. – had we overbooked the volunteers? Had the clocks changed and no-one told me? Was there another Civil War re- enactment?

No, it was Tom Marshal running a warm – up session, which was great to see as I’m sure it could be of benefit to runners and walkers of all standards. I was busy trying to dis-entangle the finish - funnel tape, not easy for a bloke who struggles to get out of a running vest, so didn’t get to see what was happening, but spoke to Tom later;

So Tom, what have you been up to?

‘Well, we focused on dynamic stretches to help parkrunners lengthen their key muscle groups in preparation for the run. We also looked at breathing and arm swing to help running form and also introduced a little pace work to increase the heart rate ready for the starting whistle which helps runners click into gear in the first km.’

And what are the main benefits of warming up before parkrun?

‘Generally, it will help prevent injury during Newark’s challenging course and keep the body supple for those dreaded stairs!

Sounds good advice, especially with the colder months coming up and a rather different approach to sitting in your car with the heater on until 8.59 a.m. (I know who you are!) Tom will be running more warm – up sessions in future and we will keep you posted on our facebook page.

Run brief

After junior Emelia Belton from Striders got everyone’s attention with the PB bell, we covered the usual and congratulated Edward Casebourne on his 50th run. Many thanks for the lovely cake Ed, and to whoever baked it and Ernie for making sure it all got eaten.

Congratulations also went to Junior George Drury from Belton on his 10th run and Clive Owen on a big birthday!

Apologies as I missed mentioning Richard Huthwaite and Peter Smith, who also ran their 50th. Sorry guys, hope you enjoyed your run and that we see you again soon in your red T – Shirts.Thanks to Peter for volunteering too.

Talking of Volunteers………………..

Here are some excellent names to see on your team – sheet;

Robinson, Davis, Dunn and Measures.

That may sound like a firm of Solicitors from a Harry Potter novel, but actually, these guys are some of the most experienced runners and volunteers around. So, with this lot, we were expecting a good result and weren’t disappointed.

Had we been joined by Notfast legend Colin Green, who celebrated a birthday recently, that would have added even more experience. Like all of the above, Colin is still running regularly and had a comfortable run with daughter Kate in 36.21. We often, quite rightly, give praise to our up and coming Juniors, so lets not forget our senior parkrunners too, (like me). We have lots of runners and walkers over the age of 60, 65 and 70 who regularly complete parkrun and achieve great age – graded scores.

Mind you, the youngsters in the volunteer team performed really - well too; Sue Oldfield and Donna Beverage were efficient and friendly on bar – code duty, whilst Jenny Palmer, assisted by Emily, stayed calm under pressure and in control of the Finish Tokens. Judith Whistler, Zsuzanna Hogg, Mike Richards, plus additional D of E volunteers George and Matty were our merry marshals, I think Josh may have assisted too. I had feedback from a runner that all 3 had done a great job, supporting and motivating the runners and walkers. Thanks lads.

Like several of our regular volunteers, Judith is getting close to reaching the 25 milestone and earning both her purple T shirt and traditional Newark thank – you card. And it can’t be any more exciting than that. Nicki Fenton was our Tail Walker, motivating both those she walked with and any that came past.

Thanks to all volunteers, without you we couldn’t have parkrun and would have to go Christmas shopping (just 10 weeks away apparently). There are some gaps in the rota over the next few weeks, so please get in touch if you can help. We always welcome new volunteers, the roles are really quite straight – forward, someone will show you what to do if its your first time and its an enjoyable way of giving something back.

First Timers

Always nice to see first timers at parkrun and this week we met;

David Miller
Bonnie St John
Craig Wilson
Kate and Layla Grouse
Poppy Hilton
Jago and Arthur Ridout
Holly Corbet
Adam Staskiewicz
Mason Moore

Hope you enjoyed your run and we see you again very soon.

Tourists

We welcomed several tourists from just up the road at Belton Park, some from Colwick and further afield, Poland. Apparently Poland has the second highest number of parkruns after the UK; something for our regular tourers to think about.

Results

Tom Marshal demonstrated the value of following his own coaching programme by being first back in a p.b. time of 17.43.

Laura Bates was first woman back, again in a p.b. time of 20.11 and achieved the highest age – grade score of the day; 75.81%

Notfast's Angela Brown spotted some dropped keys during her run, which we returned to a grateful Sam Lucas after he had done an extra lap looking for them. All good mileage Sam!

The PB bell came in useful for;

Laura Bates
Tom Marshall
Nick Beveridge
Kev Whittaker…………again
Nicki Padgett…………..again
Adrian Roberts
Alison Cobb
Amelia Belton
Angie Wright
Anthony Hodgetts
Ben Gray
Christian – Chambers Gray
Ella Wainwright
Hannah Gemmill
Isabelle Parkinson#
Jack O’Hare
James Mitchell
James Wilson
James Wooley
Jason Cobb
Jessica Richardson
John Pocock
Jonny Burton
Karen Verrills
Kate Gabbitas
Katie O’Hare
Kevin Walker
Laura Smith
Laura Boddy
Lenny Hilton
Lucy Arthur
Matthew Allan
Matthew Gill
Owen Wainwright
Pauline Kobylska
Rebecca Hilton
Richard Payne
Roz Grindley
Simon Haycock
Simon Roberts
Steve Edwards
Stuart MCClethchie
Szymon Kobylski
Tim Lishman
Toby Walters
Tom Smith
Trisby Carleton
And finally, Zoe Avis, phew what a list, well done all!

Official Results

Male placings:

Tom MARSHALL (SM30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was first over the line in 17:43 - third time in 17 appearances.
Adam CARNEY (VM40-44) of Mudstacle, was second over the line in 18:55.
Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:13 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Female placings:

Laura BATES (JW15-17) of Newark AC, was first (10th overall) over the line in 20:11 - 4th time in 6 appearances.
Diana WAKEFIELD (VW45-49) of Notfast RC, was second (26th overall) over the line in 22:56 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Heidi HARRIS (VW45-49) of Southwell RC, was third (34th overall) over the line in 23:22 - has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Laura BATES (JW15-17) – 75.81% for the time 20:11 (10th overall).
Damian DAVIES (VM45-49) – 73.91% for the time 19:29 (5th overall).
Adam CARNEY (VM40-44) – 73.83% for the time 18:55 (second overall).

Have a good week, see you next Saturday when Rachel will be back in charge.

 

Newark parkrun – event 225

It was fantastic to see so many happy smiling parkrunners turning up on Saturday morning despite it being a bit dull and breezy.
We had an amazing 32 first timers, a number swelled by the group from Newark Rowing Club who had decided to investigate the other side of the road. I hope all the new runners had fun and will be back again soon.
Another feature was the constant ringing of the pb bell! 48pbs were recorded, that's nearly 1 in 5, so again well done to all.
Amongst the volunteers, Emily Grace Fenton was celebrating her 13th birthday, which just happens to coincide with parkrun reaching the same number (it could become an annual event!)

Anyway, well done and thanks to everyone, and here are the stats...

This week 245 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Jon HOBBS • Bob WHITE • Malcolm CAMMACK • Felicity Ann GARLAND • Sue OLDFIELD • Sara CARTER • Emily-Grace FENTON • Gillian GOODE • Jeanette STEVENS • Craig RENTON • Nick BEVERIDGE • Stephanie Ann (Annie) CUNNINGHAM • Donna BEVERIDGE • Dianne KENNETT • Kimberley ETHERINGTON-BATES • George GLASS • Cerys APLIN

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 18:11 - 22nd time in 55 appearances.
Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:30 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
James MITCHELL (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:52.

Female placings:
Laura BATES (JW15-17) of Newark AC, was first (7th overall) over the line in 20:30 - third time in 5 appearances.
Sara MICKLEBURGH (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (34th overall) over the line in 23:51 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Helen PARKINSON (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 24:06.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) – 76.17% for the time 18:11 (first overall).
Nigel WALLIS (VM50-54) – 74.83% for the time 20:12 (6th overall).
Laura BATES (JW15-17) – 74.63% for the time 20:30 (7th overall).

The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 15:51 on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 18:30 on 31st December 2016 (event number 185).
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 5,064 participants have completed 37,377 parkruns covering a total distance of 186,885 km, including 7,811 new Personal Bests.

 

Newark parkrun event number 224 – 30/09/2017

This week 211 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by a smiley efficient bunch of 15 volunteers:

Steve MARTIN • Suzanne CATLEY • Jon RAWSON • Nicki FENTON • Claire SIMMONDS • Rachel HILL • Gail KNAPTON • Ernie CLARKE • Catherine CLARKE • Donna BEVERIDGE • Jason COBB • Dianne KENNETT • Kimberley ETHERINGTON-BATES • Sally PRIEST • Jenny KING

There were milestone celebrations for Angela, Kirsty and Faye completing their 50th parkrun, and Ernie completing his 25th Volunteering. Don't forget to order your T-shirts as soon as they become available.

Event 224

Event 224

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 17:48 - 21st time in 54 appearances.

Tom MARSHALL (SM30-34) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second over the line in 18:02 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 18:09 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Event 224

Female placings:

Emily OLIVER (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (32nd overall) over the line in 23:55 - first appearance.

Sue CHICKEN (VW50-54) of Holme Pierrepont RC, was second (47th overall) over the line in 24:41.

Gill OXLEY (VW45-49) of Notfast RC, was third (49th overall) over the line in 24:48 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.

Event 224

Event 224

Event 224

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) – 78.77% for the time 26:32 (70th overall).

Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) – 77.81% for the time 17:48 (first overall).

Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) – 77.61% for the time 28:13 (104th overall).

The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 15:51 on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).

The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 18:30 on 31st December 2016 (event number 185).

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 5,032 participants have completed 37,132 parkruns covering a total distance of 185,660 km, including 7,762 new Personal Bests.

 

Newark parkrun 222- the secret 100

There was a good turnout of 184 runners at the park this weekend for the 222nd (3 little ducks) Newark parkrun. There were also a lot of dogs this week, so well done to all of you for keeping your owners under control and on a short lead.
We had a good number of tourists present, and quite a few first timers as well. It was nice to see Adam Holland coming back to visit us as a tourist, and to see him bounce around the course in his customary position.
Further down the field, the most moving performance of the day was run by Lisa Ward. She clocked up her hundredth parkrun in fine style, and it was clearly a very emotional journey – well done.
Now the stats:
Newark parkrun
Event number 222
16th September 2017
This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Jon HOBBS • Bob WHITE • John L. MILLER • Peter DAVIS • Peter DANIEL • Krista DANIEL • Alan ROBINSON • Peter MIDDLETON • Breeze ROWLANDS • Sharon INGLE • Jessica ROWLANDS • Matthew BURNS • Anna WILKINSON • Sally PRIEST • George GLASS
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 17:45 - 98th time in 114 appearances.
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second over the line in 17:52 - has been first to finish on 20 previous occasions.
Simon DANIEL (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:20 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Female placings:
Tara ROBB (SW25-29) of Low Fell RC, was first (11th overall) over the line in 22:30 - first appearance.
Jessica GORDON (VW35-39) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (21st overall) over the line in 23:36 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Rose HAYDOCK (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (38th overall) over the line in 24:34.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) – 79.62% for the time 26:15 (61st overall).
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) – 77.52% for the time 17:52 (second overall).
Brian STEVENS (VM55-59) – 74.52% for the time 20:48 (6th overall).
The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 15:51 on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 18:30 on 31st December 2016 (event number 185).

 

Run 221 – Netty takes charge

 

9th September 2017

 

The rain came and the sun came, some would say it was ideal for the 167 runners that turned up. There was definitely something in the air as there were 16 first timers and 29 PBs.

Event Director Fiona joined the volunteer team as we were setting up, with brand new kit including volunteer hi – viz, (with a distinctive red one for the Tail Walker), a new flag, new tape and lanyards. With the help of Brian and others, we quickly unwrapped and installed the goodies ready for the local press and Radio Newark to include in their reports.

We had guest runners from Derby County (think he might be a football fan), Bestwood and as far afield as Maine USA. Robert (Bob) Jones from Maine in the USA took the opportunity of experiencing parkrun for the first time while on holiday in the UK. We're pleased he chose Newark parkrun for his debut run and of course he had to give our PB bell a rattle. When asked about his experience he said; "I’ve had a great time and found the course interesting, but very flat compared to my native countryside". Hopefully you can get to run with us again before you go home Bob.

 

All volunteers came forward and wowsers what an awesome team, thank you guys! Volunteers were asked to guess the number of runners and Stuart Hawkes (who marshals on the first corner with his daughters) was spot on with his guess of 167 and won a box of Maltesers.

 

My personal thoughts: The reasons I wanted to have a go at being Newark parkrun director, is because I wanted to challenge myself with something outside my comfort zone, but also to see if Newark parkrun was up to the challenge. I always test what is assessable to someone who is visually impaired and the people around me never fail to deliver. In this case Paul, Bob and the other Run Directors at Newark were very supportive, thanks guys.

 

I also want to let others know that any of the roles at parkrun are open and doable. If I'm capable you are too! Parkrun has played a big part in both my running life and my social life too, and anything I can do to say thank you, I'm very happy with.

 

Also, parkrun is open to everyone no matter what your ability, capacity or fitness. Being parkrun director may not seem important to some, but .....

Netty x

 

 

Results

This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Bob WHITE • Malcolm CAMMACK • Stuart HAWKES • Peter DAVIS • Kay RAWSON • Peter DANIEL • Paul DAVIDSON • Paula NICHOLS • Mary SWINDLES • Sara CARTER • Jeanette STEVENS • Stephanie Ann (Annie) CUNNINGHAM • Ian Andrew CARR • Bernie DIVALL • Sally PRIEST • Louisa WALTERS • Megan HAWKES • Isabelle HAWKES
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 18:36 - 20th time in 52 appearances.
Steven EBBINGHAUS (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:54 - was first to finish once before.
Adam CLARKE (SM20-24) of Newark Striders Running Club, was third over the line in 20:17.

 

Female placings:
Sara MICKLEBURGH (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (30th overall) over the line in 23:36 - 4th time in 11 appearances.
Rose HAYDOCK (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (37th overall) over the line in 24:08.
Janice DAVIDSON (VW60-64) of Grantham Athletic Club, was third (40th overall) over the line in 24:27 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Janice DAVIDSON (VW60-64) – 81.66% for the time 24:27 (40th overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) – 79.97% for the time 26:08 (58th overall).
Nick LYONS (VM60-64) – 74.62% for the time 21:52 (17th overall).

 

The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 15:51 on 12th July 2014 (event number 59).
The female record is held by Naomi COLLIER who recorded a time of 18:30 on 31st December 2016 (event number 185).
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 4,964 participants have completed 36,540 parkruns covering a total distance of 182,700 km, including 7,656 new Personal Bests.

 

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