Event 217

There was a good turn out of 186 runners at the park this weekend for the 217th (where has time gone!) Newark parkrun. An especially good turn out considering that Newark half marathon was the following day (congratulations to those of you who ran).

We had tourists visiting who were completing their 50th parkrun as a tourist, and doing the parkrun alphabet i.e. doing a parkrun that starts with each letter – which sounds like fun.

Thanks again to all our volunteers, and a special mention to Alan and Pete, who held the timing together despite one of the stopwatches becoming faulty.

Well done Laura Siddall, who finished just 20 seconds outside the women’s course record whilst giving Jan Bailey a good run at the front, I’m sure she can find 21 seconds somewhere!

Newark parkrun
Event number 217
12th August 2017

This week 186 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Jon HOBBS • Malcolm CAMMACK • Peter DAVIS • Steve MARTIN • Marilyn HATHERLEY • Steve PADGETT • Peter DANIEL • Karen BORRILL • Alan ROBINSON • Teresa ROLLINS • Kerry ROBINSON • Richard WEBSTER • Nicki PADGETT • Dianne KENNETT • Kimberley ETHERINGTON-BATES • Emma GILBERT

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 18:38 - 17th time in 49 appearances.
Daniel WILLIAMS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 19:42 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Andrew RIDGWAY (VM50-54) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:49.

Female placings:
Laura SIDDALL (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (second overall) over the line in 18:50 - first time in 2 appearances.
Emma MCNEILL (JW11-14) of Middlesbrough AC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 22:25.
Jenny LATHAM (VW35-39) of Bishops Stortford RC, was third (27th overall) over the line in 23:42.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Laura SIDDALL (VW35-39) – 79.65% for the time 18:50 (second overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) – 78.82% for the time 27:47 (81st overall).
Andrew RIDGWAY (VM50-54) – 76.87% for the time 19:49 (4th 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 4,883 participants have completed 35,776 parkruns covering a total distance of 178,880 km, including 7,530 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 216

Newark parkrun
Event number 216
5th August 2017

I'm pretty sure the weather forecast said that rain was due around 10ish but this is Newark after all and we have our own micro climate, it stayed fine all day.

First timers
We welcomed those running our course for the first time, amongst them were the Sullivan family, Patrick, Lily and Raferty and these three (three generations of first timers), Gill and Laura Siddall with daughter Maisie

Newark parkrun 216

We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and will come back for more.

 

Tourists
We were joined by Anthony Nelson and Natalie Warner from Strathclyde parkrun in Glasgow, and more locally, James and Celia Allen from Rushcliffe.
Also noted in the results were some Norwich Road Runners Erik and Kayleigh Gibbons and Adam Bezance who had ventured west to try us out.

 

Volunteers
As always, thanks go to our volunteers who put on this week's run:
Malcolm CAMMACK, Ernie CLARKE, Catherine CLARKE, Kimberley ETHERINGTON-BATES, Nicki FENTON, George GLASS, Colin GREEN, Zsuzsanna HORCSOG, Mike RICHARDS, Kerry ROBINSON, Alan ROBINSON, Mary SWINDLES, Brian THOMPSON

Kim provided the pacing at 27 minutes.
Nicki backed up the field as tail walker and together with Mike, Kerry and Mary as marshals made sure that everything was OK out in the course.
Alan and Malcolm timed you in, Cathy and Ernie were at the other end of the funnel giving out tokens and Zsuzsanna, Colin and George scanned your barcodes.

 

Personal Bests
Well done to all of you who earned personal best times (maybe you took inspiration from Mo's fantastic 10k run in London on Friday). All worthy of a mention but I've have picked out the following:

Damian Davis came in first for his first time and beat his old time by 30 seconds. Paul Grogan was not far behind with a PB for him too.

Jonathon Van-Tam now seems to be regularly getting well under 30 mins

Newark parkrun 216

Adam and Aleksandra Malecki, friends of Piotr from NOTFAST, have been with us for 3 weeks now and have both got a PB on each occasion.

Newark parkrun 216

Kirsty Watson certainly looked as though she had pushed herself to the limit as she came in at 30.04, motivated by her fellow NOTFASTers. So close to that 30 barrier Kirsty!
Milestones
Rebecca Papworth returned home to Newark after a spot of local touring to run her 50th. It was certainly her day, she came away with a PB and broke the 30 minute barrier for the first time. Congratulations!
And lastly, Grandparenting 101 - Dave and Fiona showing the younger generation the way.

Newark parkrun 216

See you all next week where a lot of us will be taking things easy in preparation for the Newark Half Marathon on the Sunday.

Brian.

 

The official stats:

This week 185 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 13 volunteers.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page.
Male placings:
Damian DAVIES (VM45-49) of Notfast RC, was first over the line in 19:11 - first time in 143 appearances.
Paul GROGAN (VM50-54) of Southwell RC, was second over the line in 19:23.
Daniel WILLIAMS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:46 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Female placings:
Diana WAKEFIELD (VW45-49) of Notfast RC, was first (14th overall) over the line in 22:33 - second time in 10 appearances.
Jessica GORDON (VW35-39) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second (15th overall) over the line in 23:09 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Kayleigh MEASURES (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 23:26.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Paul GROGAN (VM50-54) – 78.59% for the time 19:23 (second overall).
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) – 78.13% for the time 26:45 (69th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) – 77.71% for the time 28:11 (93rd 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 4,849 participants have completed 35,590 parkruns covering a total distance of 177,950 km, including 7,502 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 215 – the one with the milestone t-shirts

It was a lovely morning for a parkrun almost perfect conditions at Sconce and Devon park on Saturday morning, which was surprising after the rain the night before. I had packed my waterproofs and anticipated some soggy barcodes!

As the sun began to shine over the park, the volunteers arrived at the park to set up the course ready for the runners. As always to the team of volunteers did a great job. We are always looking for volunteers so if you can help us out please get in touch via email or social media. The volunteers were joined by 2 pacers this week Dave at 25mins and Sara at 26mins. If you would like someone to pace you around the course then please get in touch we can then put an appeal out to our regulars.

We were joined by 25 first timers, we hope you all enjoyed your first trip to Newark parkrun and hope you join us again soon.

We also had a fantastic milestone t-shirt photo opportunity, where we managed to get a 10, 50 jnr, 50, 100, 250 and 25 volunteer all together at the same time. Well done and thanks to Brian Thompson (25 vol), Kevin Sanders (250), Simon Daniel (100), Peter Middleton (50), Faith Middleton (50 jnr), Emily Palmer (10).

Newark parkrun 215

We were also joined by regular runners Simon and Peter Daniel were both running their 100th Newark parkrun. Simon and Peter have run over 300 parkruns between them but today both ran their 100th Newark parkrun.

Event 215

We also welcomed George Glass pictured below with sister Dixie, who has joined the volunteering team to complete his Bronze D of E award. Welcome George and welcome to Dixie who completed her first parkrun.

See you all next week.

Fiona

Now for the stats.....

Newark parkrun - Event number 215 29th July 2017

This week 185 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Fiona HOUGHTON • Peter DAVIS • Bob OAKHAM • Kay RAWSON • Dave TILLEY • Zsuzsanna HORCSOG • Alan ROBINSON • Rachel HILL • Mary SWINDLES • Sara CARTER • Faye HEMINGWAY • Angela BROWN • Sally PRIEST • George GLASS

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

Male placings:
Edward BUCK (JM15-17) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:41 - 7th time in 19 appearances.
Jan BAILEY (VM40-44) of Newark Striders Running Club, was second over the line in 18:00 - has been first to finish on 16 previous occasions.
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was third over the line in 18:35 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Heidi HARRIS (VW45-49) of Southwell RC, was first (23rd overall) over the line in 23:04 - 12th time in 20 appearances.
Rose HAYDOCK (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (31st overall) over the line in 24:05.
Kimberley ETHERINGTON-BATES (SW25-29) of Notfast RC, was third (42nd overall) over the line in 24:50.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) – 79.72% for the time 26:13 (59th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) – 78.45% for the time 27:55 (80th overall).
Edward BUCK (JM15-17) – 77.47% for the time 17:41 (first 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 4,834 participants have completed 35,405 parkruns covering a total distance of 177,025 km, including 7,466 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report – Newark parkrun 214, the one with the pikes

Well that was different! There was a fair amount of running around in circles going on long before 9 o’clock this Saturday, when we discovered Civil War armies camped on part of the course. After a bit of tweaking we were ready to go, and I must thank Jon R and Phil B for helping to re-route the course and joining all the other volunteers who helped the slowly imploding run director.

In the end 157 completed parkrun on Saturday, including a few tourists who had come to take part in the reenactment weekend. Jan Bailey was the first to return, and I must apologise for missing the landmark that it was his 50th parkrun from the run brief (but I did remember to eat some of his cake – thanks). We were also joined by a group from Newark Basketball Club who were mostly running their first parkrun. I hope you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again.

The course may have been just a touch long with the last minute re-route, so double congratulations if you ran a pb. Just think what you can do next time!

Jon H

Newark parkrun Event number 214 22nd July 2017

This week 157 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Jon HOBBS • Steve DICKINSON • Theresa HOBBS • Phil BEARD • Jon RAWSON • Fiona WHITTINGHAM • Dave TILLEY • Dave WHITTINGHAM • David WHISTLER • Zsuzsanna HORCSOG • Alan ROBINSON • Lisa WARD • Matthew BURNS • Jason COBB • Bernie DIVALL • Sally PRIEST
Saturday'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 18:46 - 16th time in 47 appearances.
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was second over the line in 19:30 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Steve HUGHES (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:53.
Female placings:
Helen BENNETT (VW50-54) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 22:00 - first time in 8 appearances.
Kayleigh MEASURES (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 24:00.
Emily HUGHES (SW30-34) of Epsom & Ewell Harriers, was third (27th overall) over the line in 24:32.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Marilyn HATHERLEY (VW65-69) – 77.65% for the time 26:55 (54th overall).
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) – 76.66% for the time 28:34 (73rd overall).
Helen BENNETT (VW50-54) – 76.21% for the time 22:00 (11th 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

 

Run 213 – Fantastic photos taken, CPR training completed and scones consumed 15th July 2017

Picking up a large dollop of dog – poo isn’t a great way to start your Saturday, or a run report for that matter. Although once I’d cleared the offending mess from the start line, the volunteer team sprang into action and we were ready in good time for the start of run number 213.

It looked like a smaller crowd than usual at the run - briefing and there were various estimates of numbers made by the start / finish – based volunteers, who were expecting less than the 199 who crossed the line. Maybe the cricket, the threat of a shower and a sale at DFS kept some away, but we were still in excess of our average of 164.

Junior runner Theo had brought everyone to attention by ringing the bell and rang it again later as he ran a PB of 30.58 on his 12th parkrun, with Dad Jonathan from Notfast crossing the line with him. We all congratulated Lesley Butlin on her 50th and inspired by this Lesley went on a storming run completing the course in 27.44 equaling her PB! Charles Lee was also applauded for his 100th run and appears several times in the run photographs, proudly wearing his red 50 shirt, which it has been suggested, he can now pass on to Lesley as part of a ‘wear and share’ scheme! Hope your new T shirts don’t take too long to come through, thanks for your support both.

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


Volunteers

Many thanks to all, a great job done as usual.

We get lots of praise for our volunteers out on the course and this week our motivational marshals were Sally, Ben and Richard who enjoyed cheering on the runners, with Tail Walker Judith making sure everyone got round safely.

Always good to have Pacers too and regular Sara was keen to volunteer again for 26 minutes. Turns out that as well as being a good runner and a super friendly supporter of parkrun, she’s also a brilliant baker! Not wanting her to feel disappointed as the person she baked scones for wasn’t there, several of us kindly helped dispose of them.

Also on the day Steve took the 27 min spot and Jess ran 29 as part of her busy weekend of training for next weekend’s Thunder Run. Good luck with that Jess and any others doing it. I know there are quite a few who this week are no doubt practising staying awake all night. In a tent.

Faith quickly trained her Dad Pete in the art of scanning and it looked like they would have a busy day as our 3rd scanner volunteer didn’t arrive, but they were saved by super - sub Kay who made the mistake of wandering over to the finish after the run had started only to be invited to ‘put a vest on’.

Not an official volunteer role, but thanks again Jon for the use of your gazebo for the first aid training, and to Lisa for helping to you to put it up and dismantle it. 6 Runners took advantage of the free training from Newark Community First Aid covering CPR and use of a defibrillator. It seems that many of us have had similar training in the past, but don’t forget the importance of a refresher if it’s a while since you have attended. We hope to run a similar session next year.

Must give a special mention to the funnel team as some people may be put off taking the role of time – keeper, funnel manager or finish tokens as they see it as ‘too complicated.’ Yes, you have to stay awake, but Saturday’s team of Charlotte, Gill, Bernie, Netty and Paul made it look easy.

We know that Alan is the boss when it comes to timekeeping, but this week Gill and Charlotte worked well together and successfully co – ordinated with Netty and Paul on finish tokens. They even managed to spot a runner who mistakenly went through the finish twice, much to their embarrassment! (Its ok, it didn’t affect the results and is easily done if you run back to support someone, but try to remember to peel off well before the finish line if you do run up to it twice please!)

Despite First - Time - Funnel – Manager Bernie admitting to being nervous on the day, she did a great job of keeping runners in the right order in the funnel, was on the look – out for ‘Funnel Duckers’, ensured there was good team work and communication between the time – keepers and token issuers and made it fun.

Paul and Netty seem to have really got the hang of tokens. So when I asked for their ‘Top Tips for Tokens’, they came up with;

• Check tokens are in the right order before the run

• Shout out the number as you give tokens to the runners so that the timekeepers can hear you and let you know of any discrepancies and its also a good check that they are in the right order as you issue them……'28, 29, 30, 40, 39………hang on!

• When issuing tokens, give them a twist between your fingers to make sure you don’t have 2 stuck together.

• Make sure no one goes past without taking a token. If they insist they don’t want one, then put their number in your pocket and give it to the Run Director as soon as convenient. Don’t take it home in your pocket!

• And finally, make sure you buy the Run Director a coffee afterwards

A new Volunteer Role - Photographer

By now you have probably seen the fantastic photographs that Jake has taken and posted on his Fickr account - there’s a link on our facebook page. Many thanks Jake, they are excellent, with some very different shots. I just hope that new runners aren’t put off by seeing what looks like a mountain at the end of our run, thanks to some clever photography! There was a real buzz re the photos and I hope you can spare the time to join us again. Thanks.

First Timers, and Tourists

Always great to see first timers at parkrun and this week we met;
Fionntan O’Loan
Paul Howarth
Jacob Partridge
James Griffin
Ray Thompson
James Brauer
Lauren Boddy
Jenny King
Ellis Campbell
Hope you all enjoyed your run and that you’ll be back next week for more.

Tourists

We welcomed runners from Belton Park, Rushcliffe, Forest Rec, Shipley Park and much further afield, Elgin in Scotland. Hope you enjoyed our lovely course and that you visit again soon.
First time visitors to Newark were;
Alex Morse
Paul Davies
James Farrell
Ali McKie
Gordon Birkin
Brodie, Harry and Richard Harland


Results

I apologised to Craig Renton for not recognising him as he came across the line first in 18.47. I don’t normally see that end of the field when I run, unless I get lapped! Craig from Newark AC was a good minute clear of Dan Williams in second place 19.48 and Richard Hallam from Notfast had a good run to finish third in 20.16, his highest finish position since January 2014.

The first female home, and for the second time, was Emma Gilbert in 23.05, followed by Heidi Harris from Southwell Running Club making a welcome return in 23.24 and Kimberley Etherington– Bates again from Notfast (where were all the Striders?) third in 24.42.

Lots of Bell ringing on Saturday from the 32 runners who achieved a PB, well run all. The most notable being that of Jeff Taylor who completed his 166th parkrun. After that many outings it can be difficult to beat your previous best, but the amazing thing is Jeff walks the course!

Hope you are having a good week and look forward to seeing you on Saturday when Jon Hobbs will be back in charge.

Full Results

This week 199 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers / tourists and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Bob WHITE • Richard FLYE • Kay RAWSON • Judith WHISTLER • Jessica GORDON • Jake ROBINSON • Paul DAVIDSON • Ben FLYE • Peter MIDDLETON • Sara CARTER • Gillian GOODE • Jeanette STEVENS • Charlotte STEVENS • Faith MIDDLETON • Steven PADGETT • Bernie DIVALL • Sally PRIEST
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Newark parkrun Results Page.
Male placings:
Craig RENTON (SM30-34) of Newark AC, was first over the line in 18:47 - third time in 39 appearances.
Daniel WILLIAMS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:48 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Richard HALLAM (VM50-54) of Notfast RC, was third over the line in 20:16.
Female placings:
Emma GILBERT (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (21st overall) over the line in 23:05 - second time in 22 appearances.
Heidi HARRIS (VW45-49) of Southwell RC, was second (25th overall) over the line in 23:24 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Kimberley ETHERINGTON-BATES (SW25-29) of Notfast RC, was third (37th overall) over the line in 24:42.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Felicity Ann GARLAND (VW65-69) – 79.20% for the time 27:39 (90th overall).
Peter DAVIS (VM60-64) – 74.91% for the time 22:11 (16th overall).
Richard HALLAM (VM50-54) – 73.93% for the time 20:16 (third 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 4,784 participants have completed 35,063 parkruns covering a total distance of 175,315 km, including 7,426 new Personal Bests.

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