Farewell Flickr

Numbers were up at all of our local parkruns as New Year resolutions brought people out for some healthy exercise. Pomphrey was no exception with 394 people completing our course this week including at least 30 at their first ever parkrun.  We hope you enjoyed yourselves and will come back for more and more!

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers: Andy BARTON • Neil EVANS • Jackie THORNE • William LEE • Catalina LEE • Ella BURCHILL • Björn HEISLER • Sian HARRIS • Cathy BOYNTON • Andrew BOYNTON • Ris SCOTT • Daniel SMITH • Nigel COX • Yvonne LOGAN • Stephen JENKINS • Nathan TAYLOR • Trudy REED • Janette HALTON • Lee DYER • Stephen BURFITT • Charmaine Petra TODD • James TAYLOR • Sam COSSEY • Phil COSSEY • Ben SMITH • Cara MCLAUGHLIN • Kevin RICKERBY • Emma BURFITT

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Phil Cossey volunteered for the 25th time and so will be able to claim his coveted purple t-shirt soon.  We also had milestone runs from Ian Nash-Collier, Julie Paige, and Kerry Ward completing their 50th parkruns and Sean Watts completing his 100th parkrun.  James Taylor completed the volunteering section for his bronze Duke of Edinburgh award.  Congratulations to all and here are photos of Phil, Kerry and Julie.
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First across the finish line this week was Max closely followed by his running buddy Phil Partridge.
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Flickr

Up until now we have been using Flickr to store many of the photos taken at our events.  Along with all other parkruns we will soon be moving to a different photo storage system.  New limits on the number of photos that can be held in free Flickr accounts means that some of our existing photos will be automatically deleted from early February.  We will be trying to capture and save some of our favourite photos but if you have some favourites of your own then you might like to download them from the Flickr system to make sure that you can retain a copy.

I have downloaded some of my personal favourites from the past 5 years of run reports and put them into a facebook album.  Here is a link to the album - have a look and see what you think.

One comment in our visitor book this week was: 'Definitely the hilliest parkrun I've done, but very possibly the friendliest!'.  I think we'll take that.

Bye for now

William Lee

Pomphrey Hill parkrun - Event number 255 - 12th January 2019

This week 394 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

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

The male record is held by Patrick MARTIN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 4th February 2017 (event number 156).
The female record is held by Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 18:00 on 27th October 2018 (event number 243).
The Age Grade course record is held by Simon ANDERSON who recorded 86.78% (17:16) on 13th August 2016 (event number 130).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 8,670 participants have completed 58,073 parkruns covering a total distance of 290,365 km, including 10,994 new Personal Bests. A total of 876 individuals have volunteered 5,556 times.

 

Happy New Year 2019!!!

Event #254

This week's Guest Run Reporter is James Taylor, who is 12 weeks into his 13 weeks of the Bronze DofE Volunteer Section. He writes:

This morning as much as I didn’t want to get up at 8am, I did.
When I got to Pomphrey it was extremely cold and all the grass was white. The parkrunners started on time at 9am this week and the front runners quickly ran off past the Pavilion.
I was doing the Photography this week, so I hope I caught most of you. The weather this morning has resulted in some great pictures.
As much as I do love to stay in bed on a Saturday morning, getting up and volunteering at Pomphrey Hill parkrun was very enjoyable. I loved it when I was there, and all the volunteers were so friendly and caring. It also helps if you have nothing planned for your weekends because doing it makes you feel so much better in the mornings. I can see how much benefit this local activity brings to people.
Thank you to everyone for giving me this opportunity, I would recommend it to others!

Pomphrey Hill could not happen without James or our other volunteers:

Andrew BOYNTON, Ella BURCHILL, Suzanne CHESSON, Wayne ELLIS, Neil EVANS, Rory EVANS, Andrew FIELD, Barbara FIELD, Martin GRAHAM, Janette HALTON, Colin HARE, Sian HARRIS, Matthew HICKERY, Tom HILL, Stephen JENKINS, Noah MACSORLEY, Helen MERRY, Debra PARSONS, Lucy POTTER, Trudy REED, Madeleine ROWLAND, Ris SCOTT, Ben SMITH, Daniel SMITH, Nathan TAYLOR, James TAYLOR, Charmaine Petra TODD

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If you would like to volunteer at one of our future events and be a hi-viz hero then please visit our future roster http://www.parkrun.org.uk/pomphreyhill/futureroster, take a look at what's available and contact the team via email on pomphreyhillhelpers@parkrun.com.

This week at Pomphrey Hill it was a rare week with only 1 person earning a Milestone T-shirt.  That was Amelie Wong for her 10th run earning her a white - Juniors only - 10 shirt.  Congratulations Amelie!

Nobody, this week, earned their 50th shirt (red), 100th (black), 250th (green) or even the rare blue 500th. We also didn't have any volunteer earning their purple 25th Volunteer shirt, though three of this week's volunteers are very close and now on 23 volunteers a piece.

However, I was very happy to see that we had 20 brand new parkrunners join us. Welcome to the parkrun family, we hope to see you again soon.

Please remember to bring your barcode with you every week, this week we unfortunately have 20 or so 'Unknown Athletes' due to forgotten barcodes.  They must be printed on paper, or the purchased printed tags or wristbands.

As James said above, I was very happy to get Pomphrey off to a very punctual 9:00am start, which caught some of you out and surprised a few others on social media when they found out!

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It was also lovely to welcome Colin and Tracey back to Pomphrey for their 2nd trip as runner and guide, though Tracey has run at Pomphrey 9 times in total.
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So finally on behalf on my Co-Event Director, Anne Burge, and the other 9 Run Directors who make up the Pomphrey Hill Core Team, we wish you all a very happy, prosperous and parkrun filled 2019!

Ris Scott
Co-Event Director

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 254
5th January 2019

This week 321 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Wayne ELLIS • Suzanne CHESSON • Neil EVANS • Debra PARSONS • Ella BURCHILL • Sian HARRIS • Andrew BOYNTON • Ris SCOTT • Daniel SMITH • Stephen JENKINS • Rory EVANS • Matthew HICKERY • Lucy POTTER • Martin GRAHAM • Nathan TAYLOR • Trudy REED • Janette HALTON • Colin HARE • Charmaine Petra TODD • Tom HILL • Madeleine ROWLAND • James TAYLOR • Andrew FIELD • Barbara FIELD • Noah MACSORLEY • Helen MERRY • Ben SMITH

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

The male record is held by Patrick MARTIN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 4th February 2017 (event number 156).
The female record is held by Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 18:00 on 27th October 2018 (event number 243).
The Age Grade course record is held by Simon ANDERSON who recorded 86.78% (17:16) on 13th August 2016 (event number 130).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 8,615 participants have completed 57,679 parkruns covering a total distance of 288,395 km, including 10,941 new Personal Bests. A total of 872 individuals have volunteered 5,528 times.

 

2018 comes to an end

Pomphrey Hill event #253 - 29/12/2018 - Final Event of 2018.

Well then people of Pomphrey Hill parkrun, who has had lots of fun in 2018? I hope you have all enjoyed coming to our local community event and that you will continue to do so in the New Year. The core team love putting this event on for you week after week and we plan to do so for a long time.

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2018 has given us all good memories and we've had some fantastic events put on this year. The year started with a New Years Day run with our highest attendance so far with 637 runners taking part. We even had a few cancellations due to poor weather. Lynsey bullied all the team into wearing those horrid duck outfits for charity again.

We celebrated our 4th Birthday in March with a superhero event, a week delayed due to snowfall. The founder of parkrun, Mr Paul Sinton-Hewitt, paid us a visit, while we've had numerous barking parties throughout 2018. We've celebrated a few 250 milestones this year and we've also celebrated the Royal Wedding of Harry to Meghan.

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There have been plenty of Sportspound Couch to 5km graduation events, and we've put on the running club day event where we all proudly wear our club kit. We were paid a visit from Team GB skeleton athlete Marcus Wyatt who was tail walker for the day. The female course record was set with a time of 18:00 by Charlotte Emily TAYLOR GREEN. The "Pirates of Pomphrey" took over the pavilion for the day and we also celebrated Halloween with a little spooky madness.

Unfortunately we had a few Run Directors leave us to set up our neighbour event at Somerdale Pavilion (Curly Wurly) parkrun, but we let the juniors take charge of one of our events for a junior takeover. We have also had a few takeovers with Emersons Green Running Club, Bristol & West AC, This Mum Runs and Sportspound Couch to 5km providing the volunteers for their chosen weeks.

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Amazingly we reached 250 events this year and we put on the Green themed event which was a great success even with rubbish weather, we also collected a generous amount of food donations for the local foodbank based at the Resound Centre. In the last couple of weeks we have had fun with our Christmas Event on the 23rd and the Christmas Day event itself which saw many of you dress up in festive outfits.

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I think you'll agree...2018 was a lot of fun.

And on to event #253, it was quite a busy event and we had a few funnel duckers unfortunately which caused havoc with the results. As always though my team of volunteers were fabulous and we got the job done.

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Anna THOMAS  •  Anne BURGE  •  Becky BRESSINGTON  •  Ben SMITH  •  Brian ADAMSON  •  Charmaine Petra TODD  •  Dillan LEE  •  Ella BURCHILL  •  James TAYLOR  •  Jemima COLLIER-KING  •  Jenny DODD  •  Laura CUNDY  •  Lucy FREEMAN  •  Mandy COLLIER-KING  •  Nick CREW  •  Nikky COX  •  Paula ADAMSON  •  Steven BURGE  •  Stewart CUNDY

Thanks to all of the team above as you all did a fantastic job. If you would like to volunteer at one of our future events and be a hi-viz hero then please visit our future roster, take a look at what's available and contact the team via email on  pomphreyhillhelpers@parkrun.com.

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Ben Smith is one of our DofE volunteers and he has currently completed 10 weeks so far. This week he was our photographer and he also had to put together a few words for the run report. Here he goes:

With grey clouds hanging over head but no rain, we all set out on Pomphrey Hills 253rd parkrun. Even though the sun did not show its face this morning, many enthusiastic parkrunners did show their faces to participate in the final parkrun of 2018. We had a big group of first timers group round to hear our new runners briefing as more experienced runners chatted waiting to set off to the start line and get going.

As usual we set off at 09:00am after the briefing and the runners started their three laps. Those who were new to the event experienced the hill for the first time (and then twice more on their second and third laps). I hope it didn’t put you off to much. As always the volunteers were amazing cheering people round and shouting encouragement. Thank you to all the volunteers who participated today. Without a willing and enthusiastic group of volunteers parkrun would not take place.

One of my favourite things about parkrun is the sprint finish. It excites me every week to watch people dash up the final stretch. Passing a crowd cheering at the pavillion. And today was no different. We had many exciting sprint finishes today. Even the tailwalker got involved at the end to run in.

Finally I would like to say a big well done to all who either ran their PB or who earned a milestone t-shirt today. I look forward to seeing more milestone t-shirts dotted around the runners in the new year. So all that’s left for me to say is Happy New Year to you all and I look forward to seeing more parkruns in 2019.

Thanks Ben, with that mini run report I reckon we definitely have a Run Director in the making.

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There were 2 individuals who completed milestone runs this weekend. Ethan SMITH did his 10th junior event and Warren ALLISON did his 50th parkrun. Congratulations to you both and we hope to see you  wearing those milestone t-shirts very soon at Pomphrey Hill.

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There we have it, another year older, another year wiser and here's to next year. I get a feeling 2019 is going to just as good as the last one.

Just a reminder that we will not be putting on an event on New Years Day, but our neighbours at Ashton Court (09:00am), Bath Skyline (09:30am), Chipping Sodbury (09:00am) and Eastville (10:30am) all have events taking place. Go for the double guys and let us know how you got on.

From all of the core team at Pomphrey Hill parkrun, we wish you a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you at our first event of 2019 on the 5th of January at 9am.

Take Care

Steven Burge - Run Director - A379214

Christmas Day 2018 Pomphrey Hill parkrun

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 253
29th December 2018
This week 280 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Steven BURGE • Jenny DODD • Anne BURGE • Laura CUNDY • Anna THOMAS • Ella BURCHILL • Dillan LEE • Mandy COLLIER-KING • Lucy FREEMAN • Stewart CUNDY • Jemima COLLIER-KING • Paula ADAMSON • Brian ADAMSON • Becky BRESSINGTON • Charmaine Petra TODD • Nick CREW • James TAYLOR • Nikky COX • Ben SMITH

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

The male record is held by Patrick MARTIN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 4th February 2017 (event number 156).
The female record is held by Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 18:00 on 27th October 2018 (event number 243).
The Age Grade course record is held by Simon ANDERSON who recorded 86.78% (17:16) on 13th August 2016 (event number 130).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 8,582 participants have completed 57,358 parkruns covering a total distance of 286,790 km, including 10,901 new Personal Bests. A total of 870 individuals have volunteered 5,501 times.

 

Christmas Day Joy

Merry Christmas everyone and thank you to all who attended our Christmas Day run at Pomphrey Hill, I hope our hill was kind to you.

Also a massive thank you to my volunteers who helped put on a fantastic Christmas event. We were spoilt with cakes and mince pies for the festive celebrations.

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We had quite a few achievements on Tuesday, the junior runner Joseph Hull completed his 100th parkrun - a fantastic achievement. His cake was also superb.

Danny Cole and James Harrison also completed there 50th parkruns, while Amelie Gulliver completed her 10th parkrun.

Our festive parkrun also brought us a new age category record in JW11-14 Ella Treby ran a fantastic time of 19.55.

We had a massive turn out of 420 people which is our highest attendance in a long time. We also had a huge number of unregistered first timers, it is very important that you register before you decide to take part at any parkrun. This allows us access to your "in case of emergency" details should we need to contact someone on your behalf.

Our Christmas fancy dress game was strong on Tuesday here are some of my favorites.
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For the entire album of Christmas Day photos, please visit here http://www.parkrun.org.uk/pomphreyhill/photos/

Thanks to all of you coming along to the Christmas Day event and all the Pomphrey Hill team hope you had an amazing time.

Anne Burge

Christmas Day 2018 Pomphrey Hill parkrun

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 252
25th December 2018
This week 420 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 80 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 47 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Andy JUBB • Clare JUBB • Steven BURGE • Janet JENKINS • Neil EVANS • Anne BURGE • Thelma GARNER • Meryl GRIMSHAW • Jackie THORNE • Chris THORNE • Sarah WATSON • Vic GARNER • Rose BURCHILL • Stephen JENKINS • Shelagh FISHLOCK • Leanne FORD • Amelia JUBB • Gill WHITEHEAD • Trudy REED • Janette HALTON • Charmaine Petra TODD • Lucinda ROWE • Greg TURNER • Sarah ASHBY • Grant WHITEHEAD • Sarah REYNOLDS • George NOWECKI

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

The male record is held by Patrick MARTIN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 4th February 2017 (event number 156).
The female record is held by Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 18:00 on 27th October 2018 (event number 243).
The Age Grade course record is held by Simon ANDERSON who recorded 86.78% (17:16) on 13th August 2016 (event number 130).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 8,555 participants have completed 57,078 parkruns covering a total distance of 285,390 km, including 10,870 new Personal Bests. A total of 870 individuals have volunteered 5,482 times.

 

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”

Christmas spirits were high at event #251, not least amongst the 6 first time parkrunners, 11 visitors, 27 who ran a PB and the 3 who ran milestones:

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Sarah ASHBY
Sarah COOK
Andrew BOYNTON

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There were 298 runners in total though, and all seemed to enjoy jingling, jumping, skipping and singing their way around 3 laps.
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If there was a prize for best costume though, it would have gone to this little Santa, who carried John all the way around the course. He literally stumbled over the line, but had made it to ensure his passenger could register a time!

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There was plenty to see and hear on the way around, There were reports of several Christmas puns being shouted at runners:
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Some new signs were also in place, this one to help you chuckle half-way up Mr. Hill to make it seem shorter. We hope it worked!

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It's a quick turnaround before our next parkrun on TUESDAY/extra-parkrun day (also known as Christmas Day). Remember we start at 9:30am, so everything happens half an hour later than usual!

We then run again as normal on Saturday 29th, but there is no New Years' Day run at Pomphrey Hill this year. There are local choices as below, and plenty more a bit further afield:

09:00 - Chipping Sodbury
09:00 - Ashton Court
09:30 - Bath Skyline
10:30 - Eastville

I hope you enjoy the holiday period, including whichever parkruns you visit. It's goodbye from me.
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Adrian (RD 22 December)

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 251
22nd December 2018

This week 298 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Hayley BENNETT • Ian CROZIER • Adrian GRIMSHAW • Steven BURGE • Janet JENKINS • Steven GRANT • Meryl GRIMSHAW • Tiernan GRIMSHAW • Vic GARNER • Ella BURCHILL • Sian HARRIS • Ris SCOTT • Stephen JENKINS • Mike KIMBER • Jane CROZIER • Trudy REED • Charmaine Petra TODD • Joanna HARVEY • Nick CREW • James TAYLOR • Sarah ASHBY • Alivia HARVEY

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

The male record is held by Patrick MARTIN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 4th February 2017 (event number 156).
The female record is held by Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 18:00 on 27th October 2018 (event number 243).
The Age Grade course record is held by Simon ANDERSON who recorded 86.78% (17:16) on 13th August 2016 (event number 130).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 8,475 participants have completed 56,658 parkruns covering a total distance of 283,290 km, including 10,804 new Personal Bests. A total of 867 individuals have volunteered 5,455 times.

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