Osterley parkrun, Event number 261; 13th October 2018

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In the week that we announced our new two (yes two!!!) lap winter course to record numbers on Facebook (6200 of you and counting) our lovely 3 lap course decided to show itself off in all its glory. The pile of discarded tops at the lap marker was testament to the inaccurate clothing strategy of many in the unseasonably warm conditions that set the mercury rising to over 20c. Lukasz even took off his mask, which means it must have been hot!

If it wasn’t for a fiendishly strong wind there would certainly have been far more than 14 pbs out of the impressive field of 201 runners, so special congratulations to those who ran their fastest ever Osterley parkrun yesterday.

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We welcomed first timer Sebastian Lawrence, who normally frequents Burgess parkrun where he ran his 17.12pb but is now living in the area so we’ll hopefully see him many more times at Osterley. After a circumspect first lap with regular Jonathan Bartholomew, getting the measure of the crafty squirrels in the forest of doom and the lofty ascension of the Col d’Osterley, he stretched out over the second and third laps to romp home well clear in 18.33. Jonathan ran strongly with 19.42 for second place, followed home by Rachael Turner in 3rd place with another sub-20 clocking – just - in 19.59. Amazingly this was the 64th time that Rachael has finished first woman at Osterley!

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There was a close finish in the battle to be 2nd woman home, with Sophie Kendrick crossing the line in 22.14 in 22nd overall, missing her pb by a single second, just ahead of April Withers in 22.27 who was 24th overall.

Special congratulations go to Mary Gregory, Anita Sheehan and Helen Harris who all completed their 50th parkrun this week – with Helen notching up a new pb of 23.27 to boot as she finished 4th female on the day.

A big hats off go to all the volunteers – especially John Sheehan, Paul and Sarah McGoey and Austin McHale, who were barcode scanning and timekeeping respectively for the first time ever. There was not a single error in the results (as far as we’re aware!) and there was only 1 unknown runner in the first 100 runners, which is virtually unheard of. So a big well done to them, and to all of the runners as well for remembering to return all the finish tokens this week. This sort of thing makes the volunteer team very happy.

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You only have two more chances to run the 3 lap summer course before we kick off the new 2 lapper on Saturday 3rd November so put it in your diary now! Judging by your very kind and enthusiastic response to the new two - rather than three - lap course, leaders of the major political parties (whom, we’re sure, are regular readers of Osterley parkrun news) would do well to consider adopting a mandatory two lap rule for all parkruns as one of their key policies. It would clearly be a big vote winner.

Have a great week and see you all next Saturday.

- Chris Maybin

This week 201 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Paul MCGOEY • Christopher MAYBIN • Fiona MAYBIN • John SHEEHAN • Babatunde DAWODU • Austin MCHALE • Maeve HYNES • John BOWLING • Matthew BALE • Caroline SIBIA • Isaac BALE • Sarah MCGOEY • Duncan FUTTER • Jozsef MAK • Nick BOWEN

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 5,408 participants have completed 30,565 parkruns covering a total distance of 152,825 km, including 5,275 new Personal Bests.

 

Osterley parkrun number 259 – 29 September 2018

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What a lovely autumn morning at Osterley to greet our participants on Saturday. Lots of fun had by runners, walkers and and our wonderful hi-viz stars.

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A special mention to Simon Shaw for a new PB time of 17:23 and an incredible age grade of 82.17%. Congratulations to Giles Whittaker for his 100th parkrun.

And a big thank you to Jozsef and Emese for fantastic photographs.

This week 207 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Michael OSBORNE • Clare EVERARD • Stuart MARTIN • Bill BLACKLEDGE • Jason BANDY • Genevieve MORRISON • John BOWLING • Jon RODGERS • Louise BALE • Daniel COLLINS • Matthew BALE • Michelle HALLAM • Laura ELLIOTT • Nigel BALE • Isaac BALE • Jozsef MAK • Emese JUHASZ • Derek WINDEATT • Savita SHAUNAK

View the full results for this event.


 

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 5,370 participants have completed 30,159 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,795 km, including 5,225 new Personal Bests.

 

Osterley parkrun Event number 258 22nd September 2018

Cool was the word that popped into my head as Kenny, Charmaine and I set up the course for this week’s parkrun. Cool weather, cool surroundings (I cant think of many settings that could beat Osterley Park in the early morning) and cool to be involved in parkrun - a great institution.
193 runners, joggers and walkers lined up at the start, amongst them Richard Reeves who was on his 50th parkrun and to celebrate got himself a pb romping home in 21.07!
We also took time to mention one of our young volunteers Arohi Panigrahi who has volunteered over 50 times for Osterley parkrun. She has to take her leave from us to focus on her GCSEs and I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing her all the best for the future.
As usual we also like to make special mention of those who turned up for their first ever parkrun – 17 this week - so congratulations go to Kevin, Freya, Shreeya, Veronika, Nav, Tara, Dwayne, Alison, Amrit-Pali, Gian, Prem, Hannah, Cathy, Connie, Priya, Christine and Rajinder. Welcome to the wonderful world of parkrun and we hope to see you turn up for your second run with us soon.
The course was reasonable dry so we were expecting the usual crop of pbs and we got 35 no less (nearly 20% of the field). Great effort everyone.
The nice thing about having a three-lap course is that the volunteers, friends and family get the chance to see the run unfold and, of course, give everyone a cheer as the come up to complete each lap.
Simon Egan took an early lead and came across the line in an impressive 18.02 and an equally impressive age grading of 79%.
April Withers was first female coming across the line in 21.23 and scoring a new pb to boot – well done April.
So that's it until next Saturday when you can join us again for another 5K of woodland, meadow and path all courtesy of the National Trust
Tim
The rest of the results:
This week 193 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Tim CARRUTHERS • Steve TREND • Kam HEER • Fiona MAYBIN • Stuart MARTIN • Charmaine MCHALE • Arohi PANIGRAHI • Julie LYNN • Alison DANIELS • Kenny CHAN • Genevieve MORRISON • Louise BALE • Duncan FUTTER • Hyun LEE • Jozsef MAK • Derek WINDEATT • Andrew DAVIDSON
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 5,330 participants have completed 29,952 parkruns covering a total distance of 149,760 km, including 5,176 new Personal Bests.

 

Osterley parkrun, event number 257 – 15th September 2018

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Well, we got there in the end.
Apologies for the delay in results today. I marked my 100th volunteer with an RD first - calling parkrun HQ’s technical support gurus. Let’s hope it was the first and last time, eh? We are very lucky to have such a crack squad of RDs, because without Andrew and Alison’s support today, I am not sure I would have managed it!
ANYWAY. Well done on an excellent parkrun today. It was a beautiful morning at Osterley and it was great to see such a gang of you turn up. Well done to Rachel, Ann-Marie, Nicola, Shalini, Prem and Sean who all completed their first ever parkruns today. Great efforts! At the opposite end of the stats, eight of our runners today have completed more than 250 parkruns! That’s quite a lot of running!
Forty one of our runners recorded PBs which is pretty epic. That’s 20% of the field! A particular shout out must go to Rachael who led the field home today, scoring a cracking PB in the process. Rachael, I think that course record might be in your sights! Both Isaac and Jonah Shaw scored PBs today too - well done boys!
 One of the nicest things about parkrun is the way people support each other, and this was especially demonstrated today by Deb who may as well have run the course twice, given how many people she went back to support in the final straights. Thank you Deb. I know a lot of people are very grateful to you for your cheering and encouragement.
This week 206 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
David LAWLEY • Clare EVERARD • Jonathan HARVEY • Arohi PANIGRAHI • Finlay MCBRIDE • Genevieve MORRISON • Jessamy CARLSON • John BOWLING • Louise BALE • Matthew BALE • Tim BEESLEY • Caroline SIBIA • Isaac BALE • Jozsef MAK • Emese JUHASZ • Derek WINDEATT • Grace TIMBOL
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 5,300 participants have completed 29,759 parkruns covering a total distance of 148,795 km, including 5,141 new Personal Bests.
 

Osterley parkrun, event number 254 – 18th August 2018

We welcomed many runners, joggers and walkers to Osterley including our friends here from the Bearcat running club.

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We have a fabulous group of stalwart volunteers ...

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... and pre-junior volunteers already doing their bit to help make are event special.

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This week 165 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Christopher MAYBIN • Fiona MAYBIN • Clare EVERARD • Deborah LEAVERS • Charmaine MCHALE • Arohi PANIGRAHI • Jim TWIST • Jessamy CARLSON • John BOWLING • Louise BALE • Matthew BALE • Emily Rose CARLSON • Duncan FUTTER • Derek WINDEATT • John SCARROTT

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 5,215 participants have completed 29,112 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,560 km, including 5,039 new Personal Bests.

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