Nobles parkrun Event #42 – 22nd September 2018

Why bother!

Its a question that's asked far too often...….normally by those that just don't get it!

Why do we get up before the sun most Saturdays, and venture out in unpredictable conditions?
We do it for days like yesterday - a day full of smiling faces, good numbers and positivity.
And Ive gotta say, we have a lot of these days.

81 runners / walkers turned up yesterday, the second highest figures this year, and the highest since March.
Equally impressive was the volunteers cover, with people stepping in at the last minute as well as a 'tourist' volunteer.
Volunteers are at the heart of what we do - and you can see the numbers of 'purple' 25 milestone t-shirts on the increase. But please remember, these volunteers are also keen runners / walkers that appreciate the chance to take part too. So why not, once in a while, try one of our varied (and exciting) roles - just like these....volunteers below!

Crazy Volunteers_LI

I gave you some interesting 'stats' last week, with our increasing interaction via registrations and social media - during this week Parkrun Wiki (the fountain of all Parkrun information) added a list of our under 11's who have participated. This gives a basic league table of all under 11's (within the event calendar year) and the number of runs they have done - a good indicator to gaining their '10' white milestone t-shirt.
Pictured below is one of our most recent addition - Toby Miklos, literally airbourne! Toby is hoping to achieve his 10th run on or before our birthday event

A Flying Toby

We posted our next event yesterday - Pacers Week #2
Interested in getting to that PB, or keen to assist others in doing so - then Saturday 6th October is a date for your diaries.
We have four pacers at present, from mid 20's upward - happy to get more - please follow the link on the event if you are interested.

One more date for the diary is 20th October...…..its our 1st birthday!!!!!!!!!
And we plan to celebrate.
We are looking to celebrate both on the morning and at a social evening - with cake, alcohol and awards. So keep a close eye on our social media feeds.
Anyone out there know someone that may want to sponsor or help out with our awards trinkets? Please PM if you do

Well heres to next Saturday.....and

This week 81 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Sue ACKROYD • Ian BATES • Martin WELLS • Nicola BOWKER • Len CARMODY • Ali KIRBY • Moira CRUICKSHANK • Elizabeth PARTRIDGE • Kerry THOMPSON • Melanie CHRISTIAN • Lynda QUAYLE • Paul COLLINS • Dave LAWRIE • Elisabeth CHRISTIAN • Rachel QUAYLE • Anne ROGERS • Arnold John JACOBS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Nobles parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 20:23 on 31st March 2018 (event number 21).
The male record is held by Adam SCIACCA who recorded a time of 16:28 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Robert LLOYD SMITH who recorded 79.24% (17:54) on 28th July 2018 (event number 34).
Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 878 participants have completed 2,530 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,650 km, including 688 new Personal Bests.

 

Nobles parkrun Event #41 – 15th September 2018

Morning All

I hope all 31 of our wonderful PB runners have finished celebrating this weeks wonderful achievement.
18 of the first 22 finishers achieved a personal best this week - nearly 50% of you
Fantastic!

Orange Mannin Sepsis

This week we handed over our event to Mannin Sepsis and asked you all to turn up in orange to celebrate last Thursdays World Sepsis Day - and you didn't disappoint. Island based charity Mannin Sepsis turned up in numbers to tell us about the charity, to help marshal and also run.

Mannin Sepsis

If you know of a charity or group that would like to 'take-over' on a Saturday please let us know - its straight forward, fun and very rewarding.

A few stats again for all you stat' fans.
Twitter - moving towards 100 followers, please sign up and follow us
Facebook - well over 900 likes and followers, can we get to 1k? Please accept invites and spread the word, its the focal contact point
Website - registrations are approaching 900 participants and growing
Tourists - we continue to attract 'parkrun tourists' from all over the planet, between 10 and 30% per week

The biggest stat' this week and for our event so far, we saw our first running milestone reached - stalwart Len Carmody reached his 50th run. Well done Len, we look forward to you modelling your 50 t-shirt

The Big 50

We are now in the process of organising our next events.
Anyone fancy being a 'pacer'? Yes, we are doing another 'Pacer Week' at the end of the month.
The next event after that will be our 'First Birthday', indeed, on October 20th we will officially be 1! Watch our social media pages for further news

See you Saturday

Ian

This week 63 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Ian BATES • Catriona FARRANT • Ali KIRBY • Moira CRUICKSHANK • Elizabeth PARTRIDGE • Paul JENNINGS • Kerry THOMPSON • Lynda QUAYLE • Sue WEBSTER • Dee STRUTHERS • Alison THOMAS • Tara CAWTE • Anthony QUAYLE • Dave LAWRIE • Elisabeth CHRISTIAN • Carole STAPLES • Anne ROGERS • Arnold John JACOBS • Becca QUAYLE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Nobles parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 20:23 on 31st March 2018 (event number 21).
The male record is held by Adam SCIACCA who recorded a time of 16:28 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Robert LLOYD SMITH who recorded 79.24% (17:54) on 28th July 2018 (event number 34).
Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 857 participants have completed 2,449 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,245 km, including 660 new Personal Bests.

 

Nobles parkrun Event #40 – 8th September 2018

Evening pr family

A lovely return to Nobles Park this week, only dampened slightly by the weather, but definitely not the spirit.
It was great to be back, and with the set up taking a spritely 20 minutes we had time to welcome all our lovely , if not slightly damp, volunteers - plenty of them too!
Gotta say a quick belated happy birthday to Maddie Partridge, regular volunteer and daughter of our stalwart VC and temp Run Director Liz - happy 9th birthday Maddie xx

'Naked Week' was adopted well by a lot of runners this week, and luckily Charlie Elliott was persuaded to remain fully clothed before embarking on his marshalling duties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its getting close to the time when we will see our first milestone t-shirts being earned by our lovely participants. After 5 of our marshals having now reached their '25' purple shirts we are closing in on our first junior white '10', our first red '50' as well as our first black '100'...………...whose your money on?

One milestone we cannot ignore is this weeks Tailwalker. Lynda Quayle has been an important part of why we are here today, helping out almost every week from day one (we do let her go on holiday.....sorry Geoff lol). But after over 30 volunteering occasions, this was Lyndas first run. Well dne Lynda, heres to many more

Lynda Quayle

Pictured with her are Paul and Jane Weston, our first park-runners from the States, passing through on a 3 month celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary - congrats both.

A little note to all - if you are lucky enough to finish before a friend or running partner, and go back on the course to run with them and spur them on, can you please ensure you do not cross the finish line for a second time and enter the finish funnel. Although we understand the reason for supporting it does, and did this week, cause problems when it comes to processing results - adding valuable time to the volunteers time. Your support with this is appreciated as ever.

Next Saturday is 'World Sepsis Day', and we are looking to support 'Mannin Sepsis' by once again turning the park Orange in support. Please check out the Mannin Sepsis Facebook page and look out for our event update.

Fingers crossed for better weather next week

See you Saturday

Ian

This week 72 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Ian BATES • Les COATES • Ali KIRBY • Rachel POWNALL • Charlie ELLIOTT • Lynda QUAYLE • Anne-Marie RIVERS • Sue WEBSTER • Daniel POWNALL • Tara CAWTE • Anthony QUAYLE • Dave LAWRIE • Elisabeth CHRISTIAN • David MCCALLUM • Anne ROGERS • Christine O'SHEA • Becca QUAYLE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Nobles parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 20:23 on 31st March 2018 (event number 21).
The male record is held by Adam SCIACCA who recorded a time of 16:28 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Robert LLOYD SMITH who recorded 79.24% (17:54) on 28th July 2018 (event number 34).
Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 844 participants have completed 2,386 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,930 km, including 629 new Personal Bests.

 

Nobles parkrun Event #39 – 1st September 2018

Farewell Conrhenny - for now....

Our temporary home has done us proud, it was a shame that the weather decided not to assist in out last run there until next May. brilliant clear scenic pictures from the Friday semed a long distant memory Saturday morning!

But as usual the rain / mist and fog didn't deter the hardy souls from turning up in numbers.

We welcomed our usual quota of visitors again this week, including Donna Middleton and Ian Howard. Both are raising money for Ben Smiths 401 Foundation, if you recall Ben ran 401 marathons in 401 days to raise awareness of mental health and bullying. Ian is running the Great North Run this weekend and Donna was using parkrun for the first three miles of her very first half marathon distance. Check out Donnas visitors post on our Facebook page as she has shown us the evidence, good on you Donna - there is also a link to her fundraising page.

Donna Middleton and Ian Howard 1-9-18

With fundraising in mind, please be aware that resident Manx Breast Cancer champion, Denise Bridson, and parkrun regular, is organising a 'Beer and Bubbles' fundraiser in the coming weeks - watch this space for more news.

For those after more evidence that we do this little event of ours for the right reasons, please also see the visitors post from Stu Martin, another visitor this week to our damp little event. What Stu doesnt say in his positive speech, is that he was staying at the same hotel as our visiting parkrun ambassador this weekend, and made damn sure that Parkrun UK know the good things we are doing - cheers Stu.

We return back home this coming Saturday, for our 40th.....and we're Naked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I have your attention, it simply means to run the route without your GPS tracker, running watch or App - go on, you'll be surprised with the results.

Returning home does mean the requirement for volunteers goes back up by a few marshals, so please support where and when you can. We have a very strong core group that volunteer on a regular basis, but they are runners to and it would be great to get a few more volunteers in the mix to allow those regulars to run. Please make sure your parkrun profile is updated to receive volunteer alerts or let us know when you can help by messaging on Facebook page or emailing via nobleshelpers@parkrun.com

Heads up.......its not long before our anniversary......

See you Saturday
Ian

This week 52 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Daniel ANKERS • Ian BATES • Ali KIRBY • Elizabeth PARTRIDGE • Charlie ELLIOTT • Kerry THOMPSON • Lynda QUAYLE • Paul COLLINS • Tracey ONEILL • Tara CAWTE • Elisabeth CHRISTIAN • Rachel QUAYLE • David MCCALLUM • Sharon BATES • Arnold John JACOBS • Ciara BUTLER

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

The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 20:23 on 31st March 2018 (event number 21).
The male record is held by Adam SCIACCA who recorded a time of 16:28 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Robert LLOYD SMITH who recorded 79.24% (17:54) on 28th July 2018 (event number 34).

Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 823 participants have completed 2,314 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,570 km, including 617 new Personal Bests.

 

Nobles parkrun Event #38 – 25th August 2018

Nobles parkrun number 38 and another at our temporary ‘home’ Conrhenny Plantation.
The weather was almost perfect, no rain, a little overcast and a nice steady breeze made even better by the hard-core surface underfoot so minimal mess! Win win all round!

We were without our founders this week, Ian and Ali, off to Italy they went, sun, wine….and a few Nobles Parkrun facebook posts….you can take Ian away from parkrun but you can’t take parkrun away from Ian!

Charlie, our RD last week took charge with Kerry to get all things set up along with the Lovely Sue who manned ‘her’ corner and set things up wonderfully!

We started the run to the second this week, bang on 9am…not bad at all, however, this came with a downside, a few runners came shooting up the path starting a little late, but still smiling of course and we feel this only spurred them on even more so with 2 of the late entrants finishing in 2nd and 3rd position!
We had new faces yet again some lovely visitors and a good number of runners. ( even an unwitting cyclist passed through or finish line! )

This Saturday sees our final run at our temporary run so make sure you get down! There may be a raaaaather steep but quick hill (which you have to do twice..sorry!) however you get some great long downhill sections to help out those legs!

See you Saturday
Liz

This week 63 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Sue ACKROYD • Kathy LANE • Elizabeth PARTRIDGE • Charlie ELLIOTT • Kerry THOMPSON • Lynda QUAYLE • Anne-Marie RIVERS • Tony PARTRIDGE • Tracey ONEILL • Paul PERKINS • Maddison PARTRIDGE • Rachel QUAYLE • David MCCALLUM • Clark PARTRIDGE • Arnold John JACOBS

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

The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 20:23 on 31st March 2018 (event number 21).
The male record is held by Adam SCIACCA who recorded a time of 16:28 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Robert LLOYD SMITH who recorded 79.24% (17:54) on 28th July 2018 (event number 34).

Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 813 participants have completed 2,262 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,310 km, including 610 new Personal Bests.

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