Panshanger parkrun No 231

New Years resolutions appear to be still holding good as we had another busy morning at Panshanger. This week 401 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 69 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

John Eves was first man home in a great time of 16.50 closely followed by an unknown runner, George Rowedder followed in 18.12.
Lottie Rowedder was the first lady home in 19.24 followed by Lucy Barnes in 21.30.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers, a massive THANK YOU top them all.

Daniel BURNS • Kay METCALFE • Sean BOWEN • Jane WHITROW • Gary O'LEARY • Rab HARLEY • Geoffrey CORDINGLEY • Patricia HARLEY • Andy STURGESS • Julia KIELY • Philippa MORTON • Rachel STEWART • Amanda MAYES • Jan WISCHHUSEN • Callum HAIR • Georgie DEERING • Janet GIBSON • Hannah FRANK • Pamela HURD • Mark MORRIS • Robert DAVIES • Lee ELKINGTON • Hannah CURRY • Adam RENDELL • Nicholas HOYLE • James ASTBURY • Thomas VOADEN • Sarah ELLINGWORTH, Jane Whitrow

The new extended funnel appears to be working well with the higher number of runners. Supported by two timekeepers, funnel managers and two coordinating the distribution of tokens.

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

The male record is held by Paul POLLOCK who recorded a time of 14:42 on 9th May 2015 (event number 33).
The female record is held by Jenna HILL who recorded a time of 17:24 on 10th October 2015 (event number 55).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andrew LEACH who recorded 89.83% (16:33) on 31st October 2015 (event number 58).

Panshanger parkrun started on 11th October 2014. Since then 8,081 participants have completed 61,144 parkruns covering a total distance of 305,720 km, including 11,240 new Personal Bests. A total of 732 individuals have volunteered 5,300 times.

All set for Gary as your RD next week.

Have a good weekend

Rab

 

Panshanger parkrun Event number 230 12th January 2019

This week 398 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Chris ELAND • Kay METCALFE • Judith KITCH • Louise SMITH • Rab HARLEY • Patricia HARLEY • Andy STURGESS • Robert EMSLEY • Luke KENNEDY • David EDWARDS • Barbara KUBIS-LABIAK • Georgie DEERING • Steve BLEASE • Mattie LABIAK • Lucy WESTON-WEBB • Annika LABIAK • Pamela HURD • Mo WARRILLOW • Mark MORRIS • Archie WARRILLOW • Robert DAVIES • Peter YOUNG • Patrick MILLAR • Nicholas HOYLE • James ASTBURY • Mary BRADY • Hugh Turner • Juliet Curry

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

The top mens finishers today were: Paul Guy 18:08, Craig Brown 18:14, Dan Mikulskis 18:38

The top womens finishers today were: Lucy Barnes 19:41, Linda Goodwin 22:17, Lois Bowles 22:27

There was a slight issue with a set of tokens at the finish funnel - so following some magic using the parkrun results processing system, anyone who finished over 99th place will have seen their finish position in the results move back 100 places compared to the finish token you were given.

The male record is held by Paul POLLOCK who recorded a time of 14:42 on 9th May 2015 (event number 33).
The female record is held by Jenna HILL who recorded a time of 17:24 on 10th October 2015 (event number 55).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andrew LEACH who recorded 89.83% (16:33) on 31st October 2015 (event number 58).

Panshanger parkrun started on 11th October 2014. Since then 8,052 participants have completed 60,743 parkruns covering a total distance of 303,715 km, including 11,171 new Personal Bests. A total of 729 individuals have volunteered 5,270 times.

Great running everyone and many thanks to an amazing team of volunteers today

Over to Rab for next weeks event :-)

Chris

 

Panshanger parkrun number 229: 5th January 2019

Lovely to see so many runners today, following from our 500+ parkrun on New Year's Day! Cold and dry this morning, perfect conditions for a January parkrun.
Today 435 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

Today Pieter Vermeesch came in first in 17:21, followed by Scott NEWTON in 18:09 and Ben CURTIS in 18:13.
The first lady home was Lucy Barnes in 19:41 followed by Sarah WILLIAMS in 20:16 and Harriet KEALY in 21:13.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Matt BAKER • Judith KITCH • Rab HARLEY • Jacky O'LEARY • Brenda SMITH • Anne HENSON • Patricia HARLEY • David HENSON • Rachel STEWART • Luke KENNEDY • Jo TAYLOR • Jan WISCHHUSEN • Simon BOYDEN • Barbara KUBIS-LABIAK • Pippa SIMOU • Mattie LABIAK • Kit HILLARY • Katie CAMPBELL • Pamela HURD • Archie WARRILLOW • Patrick MILLAR • Adam RENDELL • Mary BRADY

Well done to Peter BLURTON who celebrated his 50th parkrun today!

Today we saw finisher no 90, Ian MITCHELL, completing the 60,000th 5k at Panshanger – bringing us to 300,000km total distance. Well done, Ian!

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Have a great weekend, your Run Director for next week is Chris
RD Babs

 

Panshanger #228 1st Jan 2019 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thank you to Daniel and his daughter Beth for visiting Panshanger and Westmill today, and writing today's run report!
Enjoy and Happy New Year to you all.
RD Babs

For the first parkrun of 2019 we were joined by 10 shiny new people (Rose and Charlene also completed their 2nd parkruns today as well!) to the parkrun family, maybe as a start of a New Year's Resolution, part of training for a bigger event in 2019 or maybe talked into it by another parkrunner as Big Ben chimed. For whatever reason you turned up today hopefully you had a great time and once you get that text alert of your result and start racking up those T-shirt points, meeting and chatting to others before, during and after your run it's what your Saturday mornings will be all about from now on. So a huge welcome to:- Paul GREEN, Tim WARNER, Stephen EDDINGTON, Mike LEAFORD, Steven BROMELL, Alison HOCKETT, Dawn WAKE, Helena PRICE, Charlene GRAY & Rose BRADSHAW.

For two days a year, parkrun HQ gives parkruns the chance to put on additional runs to the normal Saturday fun. So depending on park availability and very importantly VOLUNTEERS willing to give up a little time with their family to help out, Christmas Day and New Year's Day see extra parkruns. Flexibility is given to vary the start time to allow these extra runs to take place. New Years Day offers another special... The one chance in the UK to register two parkruns on one day, this does depend on lots of factors – start time, running speed and travelling distance being the main ones.

This event is so special and important to parkrunners that people create websites that list all the possible doubles – that when estimated run and travel times are factored in leave you with a number of options.

Most people pick their local runs, however being one of those rather fanatical parkrun tourists the joy for me was finding two new parkruns to run to add to my tally of different events. Having exhausted all the local runs, I knew I was set for a good 2 hour drive. After days of deliberation and debate I settled on Panshanger and Westmill at 9pm on New Year's Eve – No partying hard if you want to travel far!

Tourism can often be affected by travel, but on New Year's Day, at 6:10am as Google Maps informed me, the travel time was 2 hours 34 minutes; I was horrified... I would miss my preferred 8:10 arrival time (I never want to play catch the tail runner again!) But fairly empty major roads made the drive south a delight. Even better the sound track of the journey wasn't to Tony Blackburn's Sound of the Sixties but Sara Cox!

The clear roads and a perfect postcode for the parking street meant an early arrival on a near empty road – The website asked for the carpark to be kept clear for 'regular' park users. However 520 other runners and marshals meant that by the finish the road was heaving!

After leaving my parkrun picture frame (after capturing some of today's volunteer team in a group picture) at the finish for any others to use and post run bag I wandered back to the start that was rapidly filling up with runners... Lots of runners. I even had a quick chat with the RD of Westmill parkrun Susan MILLWARD who was using the double to run and RD. Superb!

After a rather busy New Runners / Tourist briefing – well there were 103 First Timers to Panshanger today! I did look out carefully for the KM markers all the way round but missed the lot, well apart from the start post! The main runners briefing the run started almost perfectly promptly at 9am to a chorus of GPS watch beeps... It had to start on time as I imagine many of the assembled mass of runners also needed to travel to a second parkrun of the day!

What a beautiful course in wooded areas and around fields. If you had time you could have enjoyed some lovely views over the surrounding area, this was due to a few decent slopes – in fact I would possibly call them hills! However what goes up must come down so there was some lovely sweeping downhills to enjoy and get your breath back which you certainly needed for the short final undulation into the finish funnel. I was delighted that I had chosen to wear my trail shoes as it was the surface was just muddy enough to need the grip and soft enough to cushion my expanding mass – maybe I need to ease back on the post parkrun treats!

Having never run Panshanger before, I had no time expectations so I could happily take it a little easier as I knew I had another run to do an hour later. However a huge 65 people did manage a PB! I wonder how many are regulars or who are irregulars and only do Panshanger on NYD or as a bit of tourism? Either way it doesn't matter as you all deserve a huge WELL DONE. I hope you all enjoyed seeing PB on your results text.

Although in the same age category as me (VM40-44), Pieter VERMEESCH stormed round the course in 17:08 and returned to being first finisher as he has on 13 of his 15 runs here. Herts Phoenix AC's Lottie ROWEDDER (SW18-19) made light work of the course crossing the line in 19th overall in a time of 19:36 to be first female finisher. 11th place finisher, Stevenage Striders' Steve WELLS (VM55-59) crossed the line in 19:04 but with the highest age grading of 81.99%. Super speedy running.

Whenever I am organised on my parkrun tourism trip I check the volunteer roster to check for a role I like to try and do - Report Writer. I do this for two reasons, one is to keep a record of my travels and the other is to offer thanks to the marshals who make these events possible. I try and offer thanks as I run but the hills made that a challenge and normally I hang around at the end or run a lap in reverse to thank the marshals who have stood out there cheering us all on and keeping us safe no matter what the weather, but today after getting scanned and collecting my daughter we had to race off. So a huge THANK YOU to :- Simon BOYDEN, Geoffrey CORDINGLEY, Sue COVENEY, Juliet CURRY, Angela DEAKIN, Nicola HEADLAND, Kit HILLARY, Duncan HISCOCK, Pamela HURD, Barbara KUBIS-LABIAK, Mattie LABIAK, Jacqueline MCCALLUM, Pam MEW, Patrick MILLAR, Mark MORRIS, David MORTON, Jas NEWINGTON, Fyl NEWINGTON, Gary O'LEARY, Jacky O'LEARY, Naomi PARKINSON, Georgia PEEDLE, Brenda SMITH & Caroline STEPHENS who made this event possible. As with parkruns around the world if you fancy giving scanning a go, fancy being the time keeper, marshalling and encouraging others or are happy to help out in any role please look on the roster and e-mail - panshangerhelpers@parkrun.com

As with many other runners today there was no heading to the coffee van for a drink, chat and post run analysis of this week's parkrun but into the car to drive to the second parkrun adventure of the day...

Part 2 http://www.parkrun.org.uk/westmill/news/

Happy parkrunning

Daniel Connolly

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Panshanger parkrun Event number 227 – Five Goooold Riiiings!!

On the Fifth Day of Christmas 352 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 golden volunteers:

Kay METCALFE • George ROWEDDER • Matt BAKER • Rab HARLEY • Patricia HARLEY • Andy STURGESS • Robert EMSLEY • Rachel STEWART • Luke KENNEDY • Jan GOODEVE • Simon BOYDEN • Simon SMITH • Janet GIBSON • Kit HILLARY • Katie CAMPBELL • Pamela HURD • Robert DAVIES • Duncan HISCOCK • Simon SMITH • Patrick MILLAR • Jane COHEN
 

50 & Counting!

Today saw quite a handful of milestones achieved. Running their 50th parkrun today were;
Giovanni IAMARINO     Steve DAVIES      Poppy WILSON
Get in the queue for your red T-Shirts guys - well done!
 

100 Not Out!

Today saw no less than 4 Panshanger regulars get the coveted black T-Shirt!
Tracey BARBER      Tom ROGERS      Anne CURLEY      Richard BLUMSOM

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Above: Richard, Ann & Tom.

 

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Some people just know what to do with a cake! Very impressive!

 

 

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

The male record is held by Paul POLLOCK who recorded a time of 14:42 on 9th May 2015 (event number 33).
The female record is held by Jenna HILL who recorded a time of 17:24 on 10th October 2015 (event number 55).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andrew LEACH who recorded 89.83% (16:33) on 31st October 2015 (event number 58).

Panshanger parkrun started on 11th October 2014. Since then 7,878 participants have completed 59,389 parkruns covering a total distance of 296,945 km, including 10,994 new Personal Bests. A total of 724 individuals have volunteered 5,196 times.

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