A Great Turnout On A Mild January Morning

Event #146

 

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228 of you were greeted with a lovely mild January morning for parkrun. A fabulous total following on from our wow New Year’s Day event.

 

Our volunteers were as always simply amazing, a massive thank you to the following:

 

Jean BAKER, Rachel GRZELAK, Dean HODSON, Diane HULBERT, Roger KENCH, Stephen KIMBERLEY, Jim MCINTOSH, Alix MCKILLOP, Andy MORRIS, Chris PATTISON, Gabbie PATTISON, Teresa PAYNE, William STREET, Paul TAYLOR, Steve TURNER, Graham WALTON, Alfie WALTON, Wendy WESTON, Glenis WILSON
 
We are a little low on volunteers over the next few weeks so please consider helping out if you don’t fancy running Please email us at PoolsbrookHelpers@parkrun or via the facebook page if you can help. If you are considering helping but are uncertain about what is involved then have a chat with us, all the roles are straightforward and we will give you full training. Many of our volunteers comment about it being a rewarding experience.

 

There are other volunteer roles where you can also run, you could consider helping with set up, tail walking, VI guide or why not try your hand at putting a run report together.

 

We all love milestones at parkrun, this week saw the following fab achievements:

• Christopher LINDLEY achieved his 50th parkrun, 46 of them being at Poolsbrook.
• Steven EVANS achieved his 100th parkrun, 3 of them being at Poolsbrook.
• Stephen STEWARDSON also achieved his 100th parkrun, 2 of them being at Poolsbrook.

 

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The pics show Chris (with Craig), Steven (with pooch) and Stephen.

We welcomed 21 of you starting off 2019 with your first parkrun:

Martin MALLOTT, John MERCER, Ian PARRY, Christine MERCER, Sophie HEATON, Bobby LAYTON, George LAYTON, Ricky LAYTON, Edward CRITCHLOW, Jez CRITCHLOW, Maxwell ENGLAND, Ellie WOOD, Rachael WOOD, Helen PARRY, Connor DRAPER, Aimee DRAPER, Scott DRAPER, Fiona CRITCHLOW, Thomas DRAPER, Amanda WING and Victoria DAVIS

 

And a big Poolsbrook welcome to the following 18 tourists visiting us for the first time:

 

Georgia WILSON, Karen LONG, Sally GREAVES, Jason GREAVES, Arianna LLOYD, Terry KELLY, Devon STEAD, Adara LLOYD, Mark JAMES, David TURNER, Jenny ALEXANDER, Simon ALEXANDER, Greg HOPKINSON, Carole HOPKINSON, Ian GUEST, Matt GIBSON, Chris COATES and Stephen WELLS

 

A massive welcome to everyone that was here for the first time, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and would love to see you back here. Tourists please spread the word about what a lovely parkrun we have here. First timers, we hope to see you back over the coming weeks.

I did mention that it was a mild January morning, perfect for running, and that is reflected in the huge haul of PB’s you all managed to achieve, well done to the 26 folk here with new PB’s, your hard work is certainly paying off, lets keep it going:
 

Neil YEWMAN, Steven SMITH, Kim KNIGHT, Martin MCSHANE, Steve MONAGHAN, Jude DORWARD, Martyn WHITLEY, Natasha HAMES, David MCKILLOP, Rachel LONGMATE, Georgina SMITH, Joseph OYEDEPO, Imelda COLE, Mark SLOAN, Jane FOSTER, Debs RILEY, Gemma MORRIS, Hannah HAWKINS, Paul DAVIES, Ashley WILDE, Adrian KNOWLES, David JENKINSON, Michael PAYNE, Lucy MARSH, Ian BROOKES and Heather HILL
 
As well as celebrating a PB, Michael Payne also celebrated his birthday. Well done Michael, great smile and good work to get a PB with those balloons in tow.

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The pesky magpie’s have been around over the last few weeks and we have lost a few finish tokens. As you know these are expensive to replace so we are very keen to get them back. Throughout 2019 we will be holding a finish token amnesty and more so will be offering anyone returning a token a free parkrun on any Saturday of their choosing. So if you do come across any of these tokens please please help them find their way back to us … no questions will be asked.

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Regarding Barcodes, we had 12 folk who did not have their barcodes this week. As you will know we are a barcode only event, you are of course welcome if you don’t have your barcode, but you will not get your time recorded, nor a credit towards the parkrun milestone t-shirt. We are not able to take barcodes off your phone under any circumstances, we need your physical barcode please.

As a reminder here are out top tips to make sure your name and time is recorded:

1.Ensure that you are registered with parkrun before you take part – follow this link for more information – don’t forget to select Poolsbrook as your home event.
2.Print out your barcodes and take several of them to each event. Keep one on you (ideally in a waterproof pouch or laminated), keep one in your wallet/purse, one in the car, and any others that you have pack them away in other items of clothing that you may take with you to parkrun.
3.Buy one of the more permanent barcodes (wristband, plastic tag) you can find them here
4.If you have lost your barcode, you can get a reminder here and then print out a new set

 

Many of you know that Chris Payne has been raising sponsorship by completing 6 parkrun events in 15 days. He was very happy to report that he has achieved this and at the same time raised a fab £400 for the Paralympic sport of goalball. Fantastic work indeed Chris, it’s a great achievement to complete 6 events in 15 days for anyone, when you consider Chris is blind then it is indeed remarkable. Here’s Chris (and Eric) relaxing after the event in the café

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Now remember a New Year’s Resolution is for the whole year, so come along and take part in our next event on Saturday. The very wise Chris Turner and his team will be there to make sure everyone is safe and enjoys themselves.
 
Also don’t forget that our friends at Staveley junior parkrun are up and running at 9AM every Sunday for kids aged between 4 and 14. You can find out more on their Facebook page. A great event to bring the little ones so that they can get to enjoy parkrun.

 

Poolsbrook parkrun
Event number 146
05 January 2019

Happy parkruning - Chris

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