Another hot one – 14th July 2018

Impressive turnout at today's Panshanger parkrun: 371 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests.

Congratulations to Bethany Botheras and William Reilly for running their 10th parkruns, well done!

We also had a group of Garden City Runners graduating from their beginner's running course today, well done to you all.

First home and first lady was Victoria PRITCHARD of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, in 17:40. Second overall and first man was Daniel DAVIES of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers in 17:51, followed by William REILLY in 18:03. Third man was Mark FORD of Ware Joggers in 18:09.

Second lady was Freya STAPLETON from Herts Phoenix AC in 18:39 and third lady was Linda GOODWIN in 22:07.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Chris ELAND • Geoffrey CORDINGLEY • Anne HENSON • Andy STURGESS • Jackie GRAHAM • Carl TOSNER • Michael SCUTT • Steve GROUNSELL • Barbara KUBIS-LABIAK • Georgie DEERING • Vincent ROBINSON • Peter GROVE-WHITE • Mattie LABIAK • Nicola HEADLAND • Michael NORTHFIELD • Millie NORTHFIELD • Joanne LEWIS • Carl TOSNER • Pamela HURD • Charlotte BURSON • Dylan CANNON • Satyajit SHETAGE • Tom GROUNSELL • Jake GROUNSELL • Alison CHRISTIE • Elizabeth ATTFIELD • Daniel STURGESS • Jacky O'LEARY

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

Have a good week and your RD next week will be Gary.

RD Babs


Hotter Than July

"Everyone's feeling pretty 
It's hotter than July 
Though the world's full of problems
They couldn't touch us even if they tried 
From the park I hear rhythms
Marley's hot on the box
Tonight there will be a party 
On the corner at the end of the block"

That was a hot one, but well done all who took on the 5k this morning. Good preparation for the excitement of the afternoon.

This week 273 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests.

The event today was made possible by 27 brilliant volunteers:

Andy JAY • Lucy ILES • Gary O'LEARY • Rab HARLEY • Sam SMITH • Patricia HARLEY • Dan KEELEY • Robert O'HARA • Nigel COOPER • Philippa MORTON • Diane TAYLOR • Teresa WEEDON • Elvaaron TYLER • Vincent ROBINSON • Linda GOODWIN • Sophie WILKINS • Tony PINKNEY • Pamela HURD • Caroline BERNARD • Mo WARRILLOW • Mark MORRIS • Charlotte BURSON • Archie WARRILLOW • Robert DAVIES • Gemma AITKEN • Ellie JOHNSON • Elizabeth ATTFIELD

The winners today were... everyone!

See you again soon.




30th June 2018 – Event number 201

Another lovely, sunny morning at Panshanger saw 341 people run, jog and walk, of whom 30 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests.

First man home was Beck GROVER of Herts Phoenix AC in 17:02, second was Neil HUME of Garden City Runners in 17:23 and third was George ROWEDDER of Herts Phoenix AC in 18:32.

First lady home was Linda GOODWIN in 22:24, second was Sharon PARRY 22:28, third was Emilia VYNNYCKY of London Heathside in 23:21.

Please remember to register and bring your parkrun barcodes with you, so that we can register your time.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Daniel BURNS • Tom ROGERS • James ROWEDDER • George ROWEDDER • Kimberley HAND • Judith KITCH • Richard MARLOW • Gary O'LEARY • Frazer SMITH • Andy STURGESS • Jo TAYLOR • Vickie FISHBURN • Roger PARTRIDGE • Barbara KUBIS-LABIAK • Georgie DEERING • Peter GROVE-WHITE • Pam MEW • Annika LABIAK • Pamela HURD • Dylan CANNON • Steve DAVIES • Peter YOUNG • Hannah CURRY • Elizabeth ATTFIELD

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

Have a good week and your RD next week will be Gary!

RD Babs


23rd June – Event 200 – This Girl Can

In common with all the events across Hertfordshire we had a female Run Director and a predominantly girly volunteer team to support the This Girl Can campaign that encourages women to get out and enjoy the social and physical benefits of regular exercise.

This was brought to life today by Diane who brought her latest couch to 5k graduates along and there were plenty of smiles at the finish - well done ladies!

Today was also the 200th staging of Panshanger parkrun and we are grateful for the team at Great Notley for providing our visual prop to remind us! Over the last nearly 4 years, around 7000 runners have trotted around the beautiful Park and completed over 250,000 kms.
This particularly spotlights the 100's of volunteers that make this all possible. If you haven't yet had a go, do try it. Jacq and Ali below show how easy it is and doesn't interfere at all with their chat over a cup of coffee. Spot on timing girls - thank you.

Enormous thank you to all the volunteers today, several of whom had just turned up for a quiet morning and were willingly roped in to help out.



325 people completed the course today and the first ladies home were:

Freya Stapleton in 18:55, Nik Tarrega in 19:18 and Betty Bohane in 19:19

and the first men were:

Paul Makowsi in 17:44, Craig Brown in 17:48 and Dean Reilly in 18:03

Full results are at

See you all again next week when your Run Director will be Babs,



16th June 2018 – Event 199

Do you know the saying "the darkest hour is before the dawn"? Well, I've got a new one: "the shortest hour of the week is that before Parkrun starts when you're RD". Maybe it doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily, but it is true.

I arrived for my debut as RD today with the car fully loaded and devices fully charged. From stepping out of the car to setting off the runners (all 365 of them, the biggest of the year so far) that hour passed faster than Usain Bolt sprinting for the last train home.

With a full complement of volunteers we were underway on a warm and pleasant Saturday morning, showing off the beautiful Panshanger Park to both old and new runners. Conditions underfoot were good.

Beck Grover was first home in 17.24. The first female was Lucy Barnes in 19.20.  Congratulations to all who took part.

Full results are available at Panshanger Parkrun results page 


This week 365 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

During my pre-run announcements I forgot to thank the volunteers who attended, so many apologies to them and here is a hat-tip to the 26 volunteers who came along to make today's event happen:

Julie ARMSTRONG • Greg TYNE • Paul DAVIES • Tom KING • Sue FLETCHER • Rab HARLEY • Hugh TURNER • Geoffrey CORDINGLEY • Patricia HARLEY • Victoria HELLUM • Robin BISHOP • John HAIR • Jan GOODEVE • Harriet KEALY • Michael SCUTT • Nick LAFLIN • Amanda WIGENS • Harry LAFLIN • Bob SPINKS • Sonia COUSINS • Rob JORDAN • Pamela HURD • Robert DAVIES • Juliet CURRY • Samantha PLUMMER • Hannah CURRY

Please come along next week to support the "This Girl Can" campaign.  It will also be run number 200!  Louise Smith will your RD.  We still need a couple fo extra volunteers - please see the roster and we would delighted if you could help out.

Until next time!


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