Ros parkrun 101 – Cake Again!

On a dry, bright, but cool Saturday morning 205 people came to Ros #101 with one of two things on their mind; a nice steady trot around or consign their PB to oblivion. The latter saw 39 people record a new Personal Best so a very well done to them.

In total there were 19 different clubs being represented and it was fantastic to see first timers from both Scotland and the South West of England. The customised orange parkrun shirts are a great help seeing where folk are from!

First male across the line was James Farmer (Heanor RC) in a time of 19:03 and first lady being Ruth Pettit in 22:08.

A number of milestones were achieved on the day (Megan Moreton ran for the 10th time to join the junior 10 club, while Will Ferriday joined the 50 club) which only meant one thing ... CAKE!

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This is definitely something Rosliston parkrun has become famous for so I am never surprised to see so many tourists venturing from far and wide to visit. [look out for more cake in a few weeks time on our 2nd birthday-Sarah]

Huge thanks to all our volunteers who made the event possible:

Deborah CRUMP, Angela DAWS, Christopher James FLETCHER, Owen FORD, Ruth FORD, Daniel FORD, Lauren FORD, Dawn GROVE, Sian HAMILTON, Maddison HAWKINS, Sarah HEATH, Dale HEATH, Adam HOLMES, Leigh HOLMES, Pete HURDMAN, Reg JONES, Joy LACEY, Rob LEADBEATER, Stephen LEE, Bryan MILLS, Freya MOORE, Jessica Louise MUNDIN, Lawrence PECKHAM, Melanie RATCLIFFE, Susan ROWE, Samantha SCREATON, Mark F SLADE, Sue WRIGHT

We can't do it without our hi-viz heroes so if you fancy giving it a bash sign up for our volunteer appeals via your parkrun profile, or look out for the weekly appeal on our Facebook page.

Rosliston parkrun looks forward to welcoming all to the 102 event this coming Saturday but please be aware, as posted on the Facebook page, that a local road closure in Rosliston may delay your journey. So if this may effect you please allow a little extra time.

And as always DONT FORGET YOUR BARCODE #dfyb as this is a barcode only timed event.

Rosliston parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am at the Forestry Centre. Please remember to pay your £1 at the pay station to receive a parking ticket and place this , along with a spare barcode, on your dashboard to park until 10:30am. There is a new runners & tourist brief at 8.45 with the normal pre-run brief at the start at 8.55. After the run we meet in The Hub Café located near the finish area

 

Rosliston parkrun Report for Event 99 on Saturday 3rd of February

It was far from ice cream weather for Event number 99. However that didn’t stop 158 Fab parkrunners completing the Minter course. From those racing off like Rockets to the Mini Milks suffering in the Arctic Roll conditions – it was a Feast for all. You all deserve a Magnum of champagne for your efforts.

The top 3 males on the day were:
Alexander Hancox (20:21), Joseph Goodwin (20:27) and Jim Chapman (21:01).

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Alex Hancox

Whilst the 3 fastest female finishers were:
Sarah Hetherington (24:55), Kathryn Little (26:06) and Emma Cull (26:26).

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Sarah Hetherington

It’s quite likely they had negative Strawberry Splits to achieve such awesome times.

Meanwhile, 35 Rosliston First Timers braved the Twisters and turns (including 9 brand new parkrun family members) and an impressive 13 Personal Bests were also achieved.
Unfortunately 7 entrants either weren't registered or didn’t bring their barcodes, so next time, before you head out the Carte D’or, DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE.

As always a huge thank you to the army of volunteers, who made this free event possible. Details of how to join in can be found by heading to the Rosliston parkrun website, just click ‘volunteer’, then ‘getting involved’. Regardless of whether your name is Ben or Jerry …

The Hi-Viz Soleros for this event were:
Stephen LEE • Samantha SCREATON • Heather PHIPPS • Sarah HEATH • Dale HEATH • Ruth FORD • Pete HURDMAN • Daniel FORD • Lauren FORD • Jane KENT • Dina HURDMAN • Megan HURDMAN • Owen FORD • Sue WRIGHT • Adam HOLMES • Leigh HOLMES • Claire STAMPS • Jason WARDLE • Chris MUNDIN • Jessica Louise MUNDIN • Clive OAKMAN • Reg JONES • Stuart BATES • Angela BATES • David WALTERS • Julianne WALTERS • Sarah WALTERS • Freya MOORE • Angela DAWS • Olivia HAYCOCK

That’s all for now – I’m flaked out – see you next time for number 100.

Rosliston parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am at the Forestry Centre. Please remember to pay your £1 at the pay station to receive a parking ticket and place this , along with a spare barcode, on your dashboard to park until 10:30am. There is a new runners & tourist brief at 8.45 with the normal pre-run brief at the start at 8.55. After the run we meet in The Hub Café located near the finish area

 

Rosliston parkrun #98 – Running in the rain

After icy paths put paid to last week’s event, the weather was much warmer, albeit slightly damp for the 98th Rosliston parkrun.

154 people decided that they were not going to melt in the drizzle as they ran, jogged and walked (and swam??) the muddy trails of the forestry centre aided by 32 hardy hi vis heroes who clapped, cheered, high fived, played music as they cheered us on.

Trail shoes were definitely the order of the day with a couple of fairly large puddles to navigate, and that very British decision of whether to run straight through the middle, generously muddying all runners anywhere near you, or gingerly tip toeing round the edge. I’m guessing that the 19 people who got well deserved PBs were in the former category.
22 people weren’t deterred by a bit of rain and ran their first parkrun at Rosliston, including 10 running their first ever parkrun. We hope you weren’t put off by the mud and that you found the very swanky new log burner in the café warmed you up nicely.

At the front a well fought battle was taking place between Alex Hancox and Emma Gould with the front spot changing many times, but ending with Alex pipping Emma by 2 seconds (Emma was in front as she passed me on my chatty jog round with my pacer Lawrence – thanks as ever for keeping me going). Pete was on lead bike and he struggled to watch where he was going as he was enjoying the action behind him. Even more impressively, Emma was only 17 seconds off the female record at Rosliston, which was set on a much drier Thunder Run weekend in July 2016.

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Alex Hancox

There were no milestones achieved this week, but we have a few runners approaching theirs. Junior Megan Moreton ran her 8th parkrun, 2 off being able to claim her junior 10 t-shirt, Phil Daws completed his 48th, Reg Jones ran his 98th and Geoff Collier his 99th. 5 people didn’t present a barcode, and so their runs aren’t recorded against milestone t-shirts.

Parkrun is a barcode only event. As well as the paper barcode that gets lovely and soggy in this weather, you can buy more durable ones – take a look at the parkrun website to find out more. Only printed barcodes can be used, so please don’t ask the scanners to try to scan your phone or similar. Leave a spare in your car / your friends car / in your phone case etc. If you can’t think of a place to keep it – ask the barcode scanners – they’ll have seen it all.

We also rely on volunteers to ensure that the event goes ahead every week. If you want to volunteer, ask Pete or any of the team on a Saturday morning, message via facebook or the parkrun website and see what it’s like from the other side. If you’re injured or racing on the Sunday and can’t run it’s a great way of getting your weekly parkrun fix, and there are also roles that can be done before or after running.

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Set up team

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This weeks volunteers

Rosliston parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am at the Forestry Centre. Please remember to pay your £1 at the pay station to receive a parking ticket and place this , along with a spare barcode, on your dashboard to park until 10:30am. There is a new runners & tourist brief at 8.45 with the normal pre-run brief at the start at 8.55. After the run we meet in The Hub Café located near the finish area. Don't forget your barcodes!

 

Ros #97 – The Force is Strong…

Far, far away on a distant planet called Rosliston, 188 brave Jedis bearing arms and barcodes took to the start line watched over by President David Walters and the Millennium Falcon. They took flight on the Winter course, that still had an air of the planet Hoth, but bravely fought their way to the Kachirho bridge and crossed the cold lake.
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Shane Sadler, a first timer, led the Jedi Knights and weaved their way down and passed Jabba the Hutt to make the brief intergalactic climb before heading back down the long passage.

At this point a softly spoken Yoda provides the encouragement of “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose”, which was certainly embraced by Joy Lacey and Daniel Buckley whom had completed 100 and 50 runs respectively.
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Onwards the Jedi’s drove forwards with future recruits sat aboard their speeders, and Ewoks in tow.

Circling back the Jedi’s made their last trip back through the forest of Endor, across the Kachirho bridge, and past Jabba for the final time.
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The force of many was to warmer times when they could return to the Tatooine (Summer) route but alas for now we would all venture back to Hoth.

With the Millennium Falcon back in sight the first three brave Jedi’s battled up the hill and finished Shane Sadler (19:21), Jack Shorten (20:08) and Joseph Goodwin (20:47). With a final leap and twirl our daring female Jedi’s finished with Maisie Trueman (24:47) bringing home Ruth Ford (27:10) and Jo Manton (27:48).

Every single Jedi battled the conditions but were always supported by the 32 Council Members in their hi-viz robes for the day that make it safe for us to train our bodies and minds.

 

Rosliston parkrun #96

It was a very chilly and damp morning and the rain decided to try and dampen spirits almost as soon as the hooter had sounded. The course was again changed to the Summer route as the bridge was more like an ice rink and was deemed unfit for purpose this week.

176 brave souls ran, jogged, walked and ultimately squelched around the course of which 16 were first timers, you sure chose a good week to start your adventure with Rosliston parkrun. If you survived the mud along with cardiac hill this week then once the course dries out it will be a piece of cake. I was marshalling near the car park and I am sure some of you were aiming for the rather large puddle in front of me trying to get me even more wet and muddy! Don’t worry I know who you are ;)
I don’t know how you all managed to stay upright especially on the corner where I was standing, but luckily no one decided to have a mud bath and fortunately I wasn’t needed to extract anyone from the sludgy mess. In spite of all the mud and water lying around 28 determined participants managed to gain a PB, so very well done to all of you. Also, this week there were representatives from 21 different clubs taking part.

A big “congratulations” goes to Kevin Stackhouse and Joseph Goodwin who both completed their 50th parkrun, very well done to both and only another 50 to go to reach the next milestone.

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This week first across the line was Gareth Watkins in a time of 17.40 who was just over a minute ahead of James Farmer in 18.46 with Tom Bradley hot on his heels in 18.48.
The first lady home was Ruth Ford with a time of 24.18 closely followed by Maisie Trueman in 24.20 and Lauren Ford in 24.56.

Don’t forget to wash your kit and hose down the trainers ready to do it all again next week. Oh, and some of the dogs taking part may need a bath before you allow them to sit on the sofa.

A huge “Thank you” must go out to all the volunteers for braving the elements allowing the parkrun to take place, I hope you have all warmed up and dried out and maybe had a hot toddy when you got home.

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After the run this week a group took the food bank donations down to the YMCA in Burton-on-Trent, the YMCA were very thankful for all the goods that were delivered. Thank you to everyone who donated, your generosity will make a huge difference to someone in need.

Rosliston parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am at the Forestry Centre. Please remember to pay your £1 at the pay station to receive a parking ticket and place this , along with a spare barcode, on your dashboard to park until 10:30am. There is a new runners & tourist brief at 8.45 with the normal pre-run brief at the start at 8.55. After the run we meet in The Hub Café located near the finish area. Don't forget your barcodes!

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