Osterley parkrun Event number 238 21st April 2018

Scorchio fun was had by one and all this morning ... 197 runners and 18 volunteers (our second highest number of volunteers ever - Thank you Thank you :) ) all sweating in enjoying the stunning park :) ...

We had one parkrun milestone to report Rishi SHARMA reaching the Red T shirt 50 run milestone - well done ... he will soon be able to claim that desirable item, latest news here: https://www.parkrun.com/news/2018/03/26/milestone-t-shirts-a-new-process/ congratulations.

We had tourists from Spain, Woodley, Northumbria, Scunthorpe and even the back and beyond; Swindon ... and maybe others that were in London ahead of the 26.2 miles of effort that at least 4 of our runners (including local, parkrun HQs Tom FAIRBROTHER ) and 2 of our super regular volunteers and runners Babatunde DAWODU and Rachael TURNER are attempting tomorrow ... Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate! Good luck ... but back to our 3 miles here at Osterley and well done to the 7 (maybe more, but did not have barcodes) first time runners. Its not always this hot at Osterley, but the welcome and smiles are a constant - so we look forward to you coming back next week!

If you think that it was hot today, think about the newly started parkrun in Kuala Lumpar Malaysia - which starts at 07.30am each week, to help the runners cope with the heat and humidity ... Malaysia was the 20th country to join the Global parkrun family ... so you can now plan your holiday parkrun tourism in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Swaziland and the USA. Not bad eh ... all free, all run by volunteers - just turn up with your same universally accepted parkrun barcode and a smile :) ... but if dont fancy those, see you next week in good old Blighty, here at Osterley :) ...

Thank you one and all ... Andrew

Osterley parkrun
Event number 238
21st April 2018

This week 197 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Andrew LAWRENCE • Christopher MAYBIN • Clare EVERARD • David WHITELAM • Tamara DAVIES • Razia SEAMAN • Babatunde DAWODU • Louise BLACKLEDGE • Arohi PANIGRAHI • Ilona KRIAUZAITE • Rachael TURNER • Nigel BOSTOCK • Niamh MURPHY • Jon RODGERS • Louise BALE • Matthew BALE • Annabelle HOGAN • Derek WINDEATT

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

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:44 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Amy SOLE who recorded a time of 18:45 on 29th July 2017 (event number 201).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 92.98% (19:28) on 18th July 2015 (event number 97).

Osterley parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 4,689 participants have completed 25,935 parkruns covering a total distance of 129,675 km, including 4,498 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Osterley parkrun Event number 235 31st March 2018

It was a cold and the course was boggy but this didn’t stop 120 hardy  types running, jogging and walking  5K at this week’s parkrun. Congratulations to Joe Schomberg and Shay McCarthy who were taking part in their first ever parkrun – well done and hope to see you again soon.

Amazingly given the conditions, six people recorded a PB – so lots of respect go to Sarah, Pauline, Shyloh, Azmat, Bernadette and John – impressive stuff you guys!

Spare a thought for Osterley regular Niamh Murphy who took a fall and hurt her shoulder. We are all wishing you a speedy recovery Niamh.

Finally, thanks go to Tim Beesley our tailwalker this week who looked after Niamh when she fell – where would be without our volunteers!

See you next week

Tim

This week 120 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Michael OSBORNE • Tim CARRUTHERS • David SHEPHARD • Clare EVERARD • Charmaine MCHALE • Patrick MCHALE • Alison SHEPHARD • Kenny CHAN • Ryan WILKINS • Louise BALE • Matthew BALE • Tim BEESLEY • Annabelle HOGAN

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

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:44 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Amy SOLE who recorded a time of 18:45 on 29th July 2017 (event number 201).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 92.98% (19:28) on 18th July 2015 (event number 97).

Osterley parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 4,602 participants have completed 25,406 parkruns covering a total distance of 127,030 km, including 4,432 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Osterley parkrun, Event number 234; 24th March 2018

After last week's snow storm we were back to a 'normal' if slightly damp Osterley parkrun.

Congratulations to Shane Bloomer for an excellent PB, especially given the slippery conditions through the wooded area.

A very special mention for Harni Chana and Darminder Chana who completed their first parkrun. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

And a big welcome to our tourists, especially Bob from Bristol and Martin from Hammersmith (Fulham fan!). As a Brentford supporter I hope readers appreciate the significance of this gesture :)

John


 

This week 144 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Steve TREND • Christopher MAYBIN • Babatunde DAWODU • Arohi PANIGRAHI • Keryn HALL • John BOWLING • Niamh MURPHY • Jon RODGERS • Louise BALE • Matthew BALE • Tim BEESLEY • Isaac BALE • Derek WINDEATT

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

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:44 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Amy SOLE who recorded a time of 18:45 on 29th July 2017 (event number 201).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 92.98% (19:28) on 18th July 2015 (event number 97).

Osterley parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 4,583 participants have completed 25,286 parkruns covering a total distance of 126,430 km, including 4,426 new Personal Bests.

 

Osterley parkrun, Event number 233; 17th March 2018

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Holy moly. What a morning. If we thought that the Beast from the East a couple of weeks ago was challenging, the mini-Beast simply took the breath away. As temperatures dropped below freezing, the horizontal blizzards and ferocious wind chill swept in. Parkrun signs flew around Osterley Park like leaves in a storm, and everything – including the runners – were covered in snow before we had time to say Don’t Forget Your Barcode (more of that later…).

The idea of using the photo stopwatch was swiftly abandoned, the barcode book and token sorting never even left the store box, and the volunteer board was frozen in time. As a nod to the severity of the conditions, Run Director Chris kept his pre-run speech below his normal 27 minutes to ensure the baying hoards were able to get going before hypothermia set in.

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Of course, the volunteers deserve most of the plaudits. They battled the elements to ensure that Osterley parkrun #233 could go ahead, and didn’t even get to trudge through 5km of hell to keep themselves warm. However, the dogged determination and enthusiasm of the 102 parkrunners who completed the course in such foul conditions was nothing short of remarkable.

Some Osterley parkrunners, it appears, are gluttons for punishment. An especially big congratulations must go to the 10 people who managed to set PBs in possibly the worst conditions in Osterley parkrun history. Fellow Run Director of this parish Jessamy Carlson marked her 50th Osterley parkrun with her best ever time here of 29.34. Other PB-ers included Colin Goulding, Chris Holton, Jacintha Bailey, Sarah O’Toole, John Barry, Sarwan Virdi, Marjory Bluer, Simon East and Jessica Bugembe. Chapeau to you all.

If any of this week’s ten Osterley first timers are reading this, it’s not always like this, honest! We were delighted to welcome David Tyas for his first Osterley outing from his normal Bushy home for, astonishingly, his 498th parkrun. A big hello too to Tim and Carol Cook, possibly the most far flung tourists, visiting from Peterborough.

We would also like to send an enormous congratulations to the phenomenon that is Alan Anderson who fought his way round a very snowy Osterley a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday he marked his 500th parkrun at our neighbours at Gunnersbury at the ripe old age of 83. If you are looking for inspiration…

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Back at Osterley, Tim Hazell led the field home for the third time in his 13 appearances here, combining his first place in 20.23 with the best age grade rating of the day, 76.04%. He was followed home by Colin Goulding with a new PB of 20.43, while the ever-present Finlay McBride was 3rd with 21.02. Finlay confessed that getting out of bed had been the biggest challenge of the day so all in all he was very satisfied with his morning’s work.

In the women’s category, Jacintha Bailey finished in first position for the first time at Osterley, and scored a 28 second pb of 23.18 to boot. Martha Whittaker and her pink bobble hat were second in 25.01, followed by Laura Elliott in 3rd place with 25.53

In a day of wonders, the biggest achievement of them all, dear Readers, was that no one, yes no one, forgot their barcode. And every single finish token was returned. The Osterley parkrun statisticians had to have a lie down to recover from such exciting news.

You’ll be pleased to hear the weather forecast for next Saturday is mild and sunny. If you’ve thawed out by then, we’ll see you there!

- Chris Maybin

This week 102 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Christopher MAYBIN • Fiona MAYBIN • Clare EVERARD • Sarah PROPHET • Babatunde DAWODU • Montague CURD • Isabel ABRAHALL • Arohi PANIGRAHI • Louise BALE • Dawn FRANCIS-PESTER • Matthew BALE • Tim BEESLEY

Today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Osterley parkrun Results Page: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/osterley/results/latestresults/

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:44 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 89).

The female record is held by Amy SOLE who recorded a time of 18:45 on 29th July 2017 (event number 201).

The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 92.98% (19:28) on 18th July 2015 (event number 97).

Osterley parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 4,567 participants have completed 25,142 parkruns covering a total distance of 125,710 km, including 4,410 new Personal Bests.

 

Osterley parkrun, Event number 232; 10 March 2018

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We welcomed around 50 young runners who were taking part in the parkrun as a qualifier for the Hounslow mini marathon team. Runners representing London boroughs will then compete on Sunday 22 April as part of the London marathon program of events.

Jonathan Bartholomew confirmed his recent form at Osterley as first finisher in the time of 18:53. And it was great to see Duke of Edinburgh volunteer Niamh Murphy sprint home as first female finisher in 22:02. All those who registered for the trial were then presented with a medal by the mayor.

We had several milestone runs. Jonah Shaw and Isaac Phelan celebrated their 10th run with PBs. Joseph Whittaker, Sukhwant Singh Sangha and Grace McBride hit the 50 mark. Well done to all and we hope the milestone t-shirts will soon be available to order again now that parkrun has taken their sourcing in-house.

Finally, you may not have seen that Osterley was this week’s featured parkrun on the national site.

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Results
This week 174 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Michael OSBORNE • Geoff MILES • Andrew LAWRENCE • Louise BLACKLEDGE • Arohi PANIGRAHI • Alison DANIELS • Finlay MCBRIDE • Jon RODGERS • Matthew BALE • Evie BALE • Tim BEESLEY • Michelle HALLAM • Annabelle HOGAN • Derek WINDEATT • Nick BOWEN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Osterley parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:44 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Amy SOLE who recorded a time of 18:45 on 29th July 2017 (event number 201).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 92.98% (19:28) on 18th July 2015 (event number 97).
Osterley parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 4,557 participants have completed 25,040 parkruns covering a total distance of 125,200 km, including 4,400 new Personal Bests.

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