Who was given the first ever milestone t shirt at Southend parkrun??? Find out in this time travelling Run Report from Anne Purdham.
Southend parkrun #15 – Run Report
Southend parkrun #332 – Run Report
Spot the Difference – two parkruns, same date – 6 years apart.
Southend parkrun #15 12/01/13 – Stat Attack!
Before we get into the nitty gritty of the week’s run I wanted to highlight a few stats to show what an amazing thing we’ve all achieved over the last 15 runs and 14 weeks.
Southend parkrun #332 12/01/19 – Stat Attack!
Before we get into the nitty gritty of the week’s run I wanted to highlight a few stats to show what an amazing thing we’ve all achieved over the last 332 runs and 6 years.
First up we all know that parkrun wouldn’t work without the help of all our brilliant volunteers, and I have to say that I’ve been amazed at the response at Southend. Get a load of this; in our short time as an event an astonishing 69 different volunteers have filled 164 roles to enable us all to have our run on a Saturday morning. You’re all brilliant! If this is something that you think you can help out with, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First up we all know that parkrun wouldn’t work without the help of all our brilliant volunteers, and I have to say that I’ve been amazed at the response at Southend. Get a load of this; in our
short time as an event an astonishing 761 different volunteers have filled 5777 roles to enable us all to have our run on a Saturday morning. You’re all brilliant! If this is something that you think you can help out with, email us at email@example.com
As a result of all these dedicated volunteers we’ve managed to enable 447 different runners from as far afield as New Zealand, Bradford and Aberdeen to complete 1186 runs, covering 5930km in 533 hours. That’s the same as running to Washington DC, America from London!
As a result of all these dedicated volunteers we’ve managed to enable 8375 different runners from
as far afield as New Zealand, Bradford and Aberdeen all over the world to complete 82705 runs, covering 413525km in goodness knows how many hours. That’s the same as running over 10 times round the equator.
We now have 692 runners who’ve registered Southend as their home run. Let’s hope you don’t all turn up at once when the sun comes out!
I’m sure you’ll all agree this is quite an achievement in such a short space of time, and you’re all to thank for making it such a success. Thanks to you all, runners and volunteers.
We now have 8516 runners who’ve registered Southend as their home run. Let’s hope you don’t all turn up at once when the sun comes out! Can you imagine!!!
I’m sure you’ll all agree this is quite an achievement in six years, and you’re all to thank for making it such a success. Thanks to you all, runners and volunteers.
So, this week at Southend parkrun. Another bumper turnout of 101, matched last week. Our weekly wind watch saw the breeze coming straight off the North Sea to make conditions down the sea wall challenging to say the least! I’m sure I was almost stopped dead in my tracks a few times as I came around the building before the grass turn. I think the most challenging conditions we have run in so far. At least it wasn’t raining!
So, this week at Southend parkrun. There was a record turnout of 505 (exactly 5 times that in 2013). Our weekly wind watch saw a benign breeze, no rain and it was a bit chilly, but we’ve seen far worse!
We’re getting ahead of ourselves though. Ably led for the day by Keith, our team of volunteers, Christine Hodges, Damon Parsons, Gary Matthews, George “Numbers” Greer, Gerald Dodds, Graham Purdham, Neil Coates, Sandy “1st Corner” Driskell and Sue Hickey. Not forgetting Nicola Lomas who put on the most enthusiastic display of marshalling I’ve ever seen! Keith’s first job of the day after the briefing was to hand out our first Club T-shirt at Southend to Nathan Thornton who received his 10 Club Shirt. If you don’t know about our Club T-shirts, have a look here for details: http://support.parkrun.com/entries/22042596-what-are-the-10-50-100-250-clubs When will you get yours?
We’re getting ahead of ourselves though. Ably led for the day by Guy, our team of volunteers Anne Purdham, Barbara Gair, Barrie Jones, Béatrice Rouyer-Brown, Claire Bissett, Derek Birnie, George Felton, Geraldine Gapes, Guy Hurst, Ian ‘Second Corner’ Liesching-Schroder, John Boswell, John Gair, Lin ‘1st Corner’ Taylor, Marion Storey, Martin Palmer, Sally Hemmings, Sandra Stamp, Sonny Palmer, Tom Haywood-Poilpre, Tony Wellington, William Ablethorpe . Guy’s first job of the day after the briefing was to announce those achieving milestones – Jeanette Taylor was running her 100th parkrun and Junior Niamh Staunton was running her 10th. If you don’t know about our Club T-shirts, have a look here for details: http://support.parkrun.com/entries/22042596-what-are-the-10-50-100-250-clubs When will you get yours?
We had lots of 1st timers again, 20 in total. Welcome to the parkrun family to the following, we hope you’ll all come back soon, I’ll try to turn the wind down a bit: David and Georgina McMasters, Matthew Webster, Sarah Duggans, Mary Harris, Barry Key, Paula Burton, Luke Burkett, Tracy Harding, Claire Kemp, Curtis and Richard Pond, Charlie and Sam Hadden, Lisa Alix, Aaron Patterson, Steve Waites, Shelley Toms, Michael Hodges, and practising for Chelmsford’s launch next week, Katherine Steward.
We had lots of 1st timers again, 57 in total. Welcome to the parkrun family to the following, we hope you’ll all come back soon, I’ll try to turn the make it a bit warmer: Archie Durham, Joss Onion, Carl Marston, Harvey Durham, Chris Durham, Alex Slater, Russell Wind, James Buttress, Kyle Slater, Clowance Lane, Vanessa Durham, Shirley Pullen, Eddie George, Antoine Becaglia, Amy Greenham, Jason Mowbrey, Carl Beaney, Nadine Langham, Karen Hoult, Alan Bowley, Paul Whybrow, Jane Hadler, Manners Heer, Rachel Sankey, Hayden Spurgeon, Oliver Sankey, Katie Quy, Matthew Deller, Dawid Viljoen, Sue Flynn, Ian Twaits, Jordan Waylen, Hayley Reid, Louisa Braddock, Gemma Rawlinson, Cara Hay, Richard Fletcher, Toni Tucker, Sarah Smartt, Julia Twaits, Julie Tysoe, Erin Hinds, Mark McGreevy, Carla Viljoen, Phoebe Hall, Paula Pegg, Steven Pegg, Helen Mackenzie-Burrows, Vicky Mansfield, Sam Verrall, Paula Berry- Pearson, Lucas Champ, Lucy Champ, Michelle Truter Banks, Clare Sugden, Alfie Verrall, Charlotte Worwood, Steve Gentle, Alexander Gentle, James Avis, Tracy Spurgeon, Aaron Spurgeon, Jennifer Avis, Alison McQuaid, Rita Byford, David Hughes, Jenni Sanderson, and I guess nobody needs to practise before Chelmsford’s 6th Birthday next week!
Do you remember our junior footballers who were 1st timers last week? Well they obviously liked it because they came back this week to collectively smash an amazing 8 mins and 25 secs of their PB. Well done Leigh Ramblers, don’t expect to do that every week though lads!
I’m keen on stats but this would be tricky!
So all those PBs in full: Kwame Kwaasi, Lauren Rubin, Stacey Robison (said you could do it), Lucien Withers, Nairn Willens, Ian Tatman, Lewis Barnes, Andrew Haines, Paul Button, Tony Riddle, Andrew McCarthy, Janet Burrows, Robert West, Richard Farr, Jaron Grotti, Connor Smith, Theresa Robison. Ben Maguire, Tony Balding and Neil Baker. Very impressive considering the conditions on the day.
So all those PBs in full: Naz Sheikh, Carl Mitchell, Bertie Richardsonson, Joanne Bolter, Nick Mendoza, Paul Carter, Rebecca Hurst, Niamh Staunton, Amir Rastkhadivmasouleh, James Polston, Dan Overing, Holly Harris, Stephen Field, Hannah Horsburgh, John Welsh, John Baker, Richard Mutsunge, Jill Stephens, Hayley Noakes, Martin Sanderson, Diane Eaton, Lyn Roche, Caryn Himsley, Dan Sibthorpe, Carianne Wilson, Jack Lane, Rebecca McGlashon, Martin Batterham, Alice Clancy, Carys Harding, Jack Tapp, Andy Bolter, Kim Tobin, Ines Matheson, Olivia Finch, Michael Osborne, Jess Ellis, Rhona Rivers, Sue Boygle, Jennifer Cooper, Keira Bailey, Sarah Newham, Marian Elias, Stacey Elphick, Rosie Anderson, Corinne Waylen, Maddison Fuller, Ami Howse, Lynn Neesam, Michael Fox, Elisabeth Simpson-Smith.
Very impressive considering how busy it was today.
This bit took me ages:
This bit took me ages: this bit doesn’t take ages as most of it is automatically generated these days.
Lee TAYLOR (SM35-39) of Southend-on-Sea AC, was first over the line in 18:30 - third time in 5 appearances.
Ben MAGUIRE (JM11-14) of Flyers Southend, was first over the line in 18:33 – this is the first time Ben has finished in first position.
Aaron PATERSON (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:37.
Jack MORGAN (SM18-19) of Southend-on-Sea AC was second over the line in 18:48.
Paul RUFFY (SM35-39) of Benfleet RC, was third over the line in 18:43.
Archie DURHAM (JM11-14) of Chelmsford AC, was third over the line in 19:19.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Sean MCFARLANE (Unattached) 1346 pts.
Dean REEVE (Unattached) 1077 pts.
Scotty BRENTON (Unattached) 1018 pts.
There is no longer an annual points competition.
Andrea HUGHES (SW30-34) of Leigh on Sea Striders, was first (16th overall) over the line in 21:52 - second time in 2 appearances.
Anna LOCKE (SW20-24) (UNATTACHED), was first (20th overall) over the line in 21:35, second time in first position.
Lisa Erica BOLTON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (33rd overall) over the line in 24:55.
Joanne BOLTER (SW45-49) of Flyers Southend was second (24th overall) over the line in 21:49.
Cheryl MACDONALD (VW50-54) of Pitsea RC, was third (34th overall) over the line in 25:01.
Elizabeth WELSH (SW20-24) of Flyers Southend was third (34th overall) over the line in 22:22.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Susannah TAYLOR (Unattached) 1280 pts.
Cheryl MACDONALD (Pitsea RC) 1247 pts.
Helen KELLY (Unattached) 1049 pts.
There is no longer an annual points competition.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Terence SPOONER (VM40-44) was graded 72.54 % for the time 18:49 (4th overall).
Lee TAYLOR (SM35-39) was graded 72.16 % for the time 18:30 (first overall).
Sean MCFARLANE (VM40-44) was graded 70.96 % for the time 19:31 (5th overall).
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Bertie RICHARDSONSON (JM10) was graded 79.83 % for the time 21:19 (16th overall).
Niamh STAUNTON (JW10) was graded 77.37 % for the time 23:25 (55th overall).
Archie DURHAM (JM11-14) was graded 76.96 % for the time 19:19 (3rd overall).
This week there were 101 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.
Southend parkrun started on 13th October 2012, and since then 447 different runners, including participants from 38 athletics clubs, have completed 1,186 runs covering a total distance of 5,930 km, and there have been 271 new Personal Bests.
This week 505 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 67 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part. Southend parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 8,375 participants have completed 82,705 parkruns covering a total distance of 413,525 km, including 14,452 new Personal Bests. A total of 761 individuals have volunteered 5,777 times.
The Women's course record is held by Sophie RICHES who ran in a time of 17:55 on 1st December 2012 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Alexa JOEL who recorded a time of 17:12 on 22nd June 2013 (event number 38).
The Men's course record is held by Danny NORMAN who ran in a time of 16:28 on 8th December 2012 (event number 9).
The male record is held by Adam HICKEY who recorded a time of 14:15 on 5th March 2016 (event number 181).
The Age Grade course record is held by Simon LE MARE who recorded a 85.60 % run (17:22) on 13th October 2012 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Adam HICKEY who recorded 90.53% (14:15) on 5th March 2016 (event number 181).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Southend parkrun Results Page.
It isn’t always easy processing the results!
Run Report #322 written by Anne Purdham.
With thanks to Alex Thornton, who wrote Run Report #15.