226 of you (and 26 hardy volunteers) braved storm Erik and it was clearly Poolsbrook parkrun 1 – Erik 0. Well done everyone on some great performances on Saturday, in spite of some pretty strong gusts (45mph according to the BBC). A few local parkruns had to cancel so we were thankful that we felt it was safe, although a little challenging of course.
Our volunteers were as always simply amazing, a massive thank you to the following:
Jean BAKER, Craig BROOKS, Dawn BROOKS, Fiona CRITCHLOW, Ellie FACER, Hannah HARESIGN, Mark HAZLEHURST, Heather HILL, Keith HUDSON, Rhiannon HUMBERSTONE, Michael JOEL, Roger KENCH, Andy MORRIS, Chris PATTISON, Gabbie PATTISON, Michael PAYNE, Teresa PAYNE, Andy PORTWOOD, John PROFFITT, Rowan ROBERTS, Lindsey RODGERS, Nicola SEARBY, Sara SHAW, William STREET, Graham WALTON, Halle WIGNELL-BOOT
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 I was very happy that we had the following great achievements:
• Hannah SHARPE of Clowne RRC achieved her 50th parkrun, 28 of them being at Poolsbrook and got a PB to boot.
• Angela BARNSTON of North Derbyshire RC achieved her 50th parkrun, 35 of them being at Poolsbrook.
• Oskar WOODS of Worksop Harriers & AC achieved his 50th parkrun, 15 of them being at Poolsbrook. Worth noting that Oskar has achieved this at 9 years of age.
We were also all chuffed that Teresa Payne has achieved her 25th volunteer role also. Teresa can be found at the start of the hill towards the finish line each Saturday and has been known to give the odd hug or two
We welcomed 5 of you starting off your parkrun career at Poolsbrook:
Lorraine MURPHY, Rachael PRIEST, Julian SKINNER, Lindsey HEWITT, Terry BARNETT
And a big Poolsbrook welcome to the massive number of 35 tourists visiting us for the first time:
Elizabeth CROSS, Deborah GOTT, Nerea PAJARES, Sam GILSON, Torin William CHAMBERS-SMITH, Joshua WRAGG, Chris WRAGG, Daniel BASTIMAN, David BASTIMAN, Ian ADAM, Timothy LEMMON, Mike RODGERS, Emma RODGERS, Malcolm LEMMON, Elizabeth POWELL, Max NEWMAN, Alex ADAM, Joel KERRIGAN, Harry WHITEHOUSE, Emma GILES, Ptolemy LEE, Dale BLOOMER, Ian GIBSON, Matthew TINSLEY, Paul POWELL, Sarah POWELL, Louise WHITEHOUSE, Paul BEAL, Dean HAGUE, Cheryl LEE, Adam LEE, Penelope ROBERTS, Sandra WISE, Michael WISE, Sam AINSCOUGH
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 in the pre run brief that it was a perfect day for running (every day is of course…), there were a few wry smiles considering the wind, but then 32 of you got PB’s. That’s a fantastic achievement considering those conditions. We were greeted by a rainbow before the start, clearly an omen
There was a suggestion about putting wind assist against each of these runs, but some of you managed to convince us that it was indeed a hard run out there. So doubly well done to these folk getting PB’s:
Cheryl GRAY, Chris SHARPE, Laura CATHERWOOD, Sarah HICKEY, Catherine GALLOWAY, Sophie WHEAT, Charlotte BULLAS, Richard BREWSTER, Alexandra DECK, Nicola ROBINSON, Lucy CURTIS, Georgia WRIGHT, Rachael WOOD, Aimee DRAPER, Scott DRAPER, Nicola MILLS, Martyn WHITLEY, Annette BINGHAM, Teresa MOSS, Helen WATSON, Gareth HARDWICK, Sarah WALTON, Freya LOWE, Todd WOODS, Alice DAVIES, James WILSON, Hannah SHARPE, Julie CARROLL, Euan CARROLL, Alan TONKS, Kevin DALE, Thomas HAZLEHURST
Regarding Barcodes, we had 6 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
It looks like folk are doing well with the New Year resolutions. The attendance to Poolsbrook is looking good this year, and we haven’t dipped below 200 I’m chuffed to say. That’s testimony to what a wonderful parkrun we have and all of your efforts, its great to see you coming back week after week.
Did anyone notice that the youngsters stole the day today, with 3 juniors in the top 5 – wow.
Lovely to see Joshua WRAGG of Rotherham Harriers & AC cross the line in 17:52. Well done Joshua.
Next week promises to be another great parkrun when Roger
breaker of watches will have the helm. Come along, we’ve laid on a mild sunny morning, its going to be great.
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.
Event number 151
09 February 2019