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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Steven Burge - Run Director - A379214
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.