Run Report – 14th July 2018

Another hot and sunny Saturday saw 426 runners, joggers and walkers complete the course with 19 first timers (very welcome, we hope to see you again soon) and an amazing 67 new PB’s despite the heat. Congratulations to Daniel Doherty, Ben Hulme and Lou Bateman who all completed their 50th parkrun today and Geoff Hardy-Gould and Tracey Rowland who completed their 100th run today. Congratulations and thanks to Ange Smy who helped sort the tokens at the end of the event and completed her 25th volunteer. We look forward to seeing you in your milestone t-shirts.

Many thanks to the 36 volunteers who helped set up the event, time and scan the runners, marshal the course, tail walk, manage the funnel and close up after the event - I was told we cleared up in record time, so extra thanks to everyone who helped at the end. Special thanks also go to Nicky Yeates who has been part of the Preston Park team since day one. She helps recruit volunteers and coordinates on the day as well as being a regular pacer, helping people get new PB’s. She is off on new adventures in September and completed her final volunteer coordinator today – you will be missed Nicky but I know you will come and visit us often. If you can volunteer next week or the up-coming weeks (especially with regular volunteers off on their holidays) please let us know on the facebook page or via email prestonparkhelpers@parkrun.com

This week results can be found on our webpage (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/prestonpark/results/latestresults/).

As a ‘supply’ run director I’d like to thank everyone for making my life very easy; from helping me with the results and making sure everything ran smoothly to buying me coffee to keep me going. Enjoy the sunshine and the football!

Bernadette #dfyb

 

Run Report #265 7th July 2018

Chris Archer –DofE Volunteer Co-ordinator:

It’s becoming a bit of a recurring theme but we had another scorching hot, sunny day for our 265th parkrun at Preston Park. Paige, our Run Director, spoke about an exciting day of sport that includes the Tour de France, Wimbledon and the football World Cup, but also 3 million parkrunners worldwide.

Today we celebrated 10 runners with milestones.

  • 300 runs- Lawrence Rook
  • 250 runs- Cliff Potter
  • 100 runs- Jason Hotchkiss, Jim Cooper and Georgina Fossey
  • 50 runs- Jude de Podesta, Juliette Hopkins, Louis Eastwood, Judith Mathews
  • 25 times volunteering – Boden Simpson - DofE volunteer

Finishing this report on the theme of volunteering we offer a big thank you to all our volunteers and also invite anyone who would like to give it a go to sign up. You will be supported in your role and it feels good to be cheering on your fellow runners as they run/walk past or pacing them towards a personal best. There are roles where you can run and volunteer such as setting up/closing down, or for fast runners they can join the barcode scanning volunteers. Just sign up on the white board, or via e mail or facebook.

Duke of Edinburgh award– written by Aoife Mulligan (DofE bronze award volunteer)

Many runners may not know that each week we have up to 10 volunteers who are undertaking their DofE awards. Currently we have one volunteer doing his Gold award (52 volunteering week required), three other volunteers silver (26 weeks) and six doing Bronze (13 weeks). Eden who is nearing the end of his volunteering period told me he enjoys barcode scanning best, but also how nice it is to feel part of the community. He has volunteered in all weathers over winter and summer. At first he thought he might be tempted to take up running but now he’s changed his mind! I am also enjoying trying out different volunteering roles.

 

Run report 30th June 2018

Another fabulous morning greeted our wonderful band of volunteers and 471 parkrunners at Preston Park this morning. Nor did the heat prevent some outstanding performances including Katy Hedgethorne breaking her own female course record of 1733 with a superb run of 1722. Well done Katy. Daryl Hunt ran his hundredth parkrun today and thought he'd see if he could finish in position 100 - he almost made it, pipped on the line to position 101. Catherine Onions also joined the 100 club today. Good to see Jacko (Alastair Jackson) with the jog walk crew this morning, first actual running in a while. My personal thanks go Amanda Woodham, Paige Richardson and Dave Simmonds who dug me (and the results) out of an ever deepening hole. And thank you on behalf of everyone who ran parkrun this morning to all of our volunteers, without whom parkrun simply
would not happen. If you haven't tried volunteering or your volunteering skills are a bit rusty just drop us an email - come on, you know you want to

Anne Miners

 

Run report 23rd June

What a glorious day for a parkrun. 474 runners and a legion of volunteers certainly thought so. We were slightly late getting underway- only one loo unlocked meant rather long queues. Relief was afforded after several urgent calls to the Council and the other loos were opened. We had visitors from around the world, including New Zealand and Ireland. Nice to see enthusiastic parkrun tourism. Two first time volunteers sought me out to say how much they'd enjoyed volunteering and would definitely do so again. We do have quite a few gaps in the volunteer roster over the next few weeks. If you haven't had a chance to have a go please let us know (email, white board, facebook) and come along. You'll certainly get a warm welcome discover for yourself that it's actually quite a lot of fun.

Anne Miners

 

Run Report – Event 262 – 16/06/18

A super morning for running - there was a great atmosphere of celebration with lots of regulars achieving milestone runs, notably 100th for Natalie Rouquet and Louise Hotchkiss and 250th for John Jaap. Thanks For the cake & sparkling! Lots of 50ths too - sorry we didn't get round to mentioning you by name. If ever you want shout, let us know.

Milestone Runners
(Thanks to Lucy Anderson for the photo)

This week 467 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers. We had a great response from the white board call out - many thanks to Paige.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Preston Park parkrun, Brighton Results Page.

 

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