Event number 305
14th July, 2018
It was another scorcher in glorious Southend, and Race director Alex Thornton, welcomed everybody to Southend parkrun number 305, provided us with the obligatory safety briefing, welcomed tourists, thanked the volunteers and celebrated new Milestone Club Members. Thank you Alex.
There was a special mention and thank you from Alex for two of our amazing volunteers, Lin TAYLOR and Ian LIESCHING-SCHRODER, who between them have notched up enough volunteering sessions to cover 5 years solid of parkruns! From us all, thank you for the encouragement, high fives, cheers and hugs and especially for your commitment in standing there for our benefit in all weather!
The fabulous Ian and Lin sharing the love of volunteering.
Please consider volunteering, it is very rewarding and makes our parkrun sustainable. Take a look at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/southend/futureroster/ and see how you may be able to help. It’s easy…
Despite the unfortunate defeat of England in the World Cup this week, spirits were high and in true Southend Parkrun fashion, there were still plenty of smiles about…
John Gair sporting his new 25 Volunteer parkrun T-Shirt!
Was this a celebration for France and the World Cup? NO... it was a celebration of Bastille Day!
It’s official – Parkrun makes you happy!!
Congratulations to the following people joined the 50th Parkrun milestone club today:
Lisa WILSON • Rosemary HILL • Alex DOWNER
A shout-out to all the parkrun tourists who joined us at Southend for the first time, we hope you enjoyed our parkrun and that you will visit us again. A special mention to the 11 park runners from the club Ware Joggers, Hertford who joined us as tourists this week; they have run over 1,000 parkruns between them, and Colin NAMAN chose to celebrate his 200th Parkrun at Southend today!
49 Southend park runners achieved personal best times this week! Congratulations to:
Alistair FISHER • Jon COLLISON • Millie NORTH • Rosie DAVIES • Dale CLARIDGE • Oscar DOBINSON • Iain CAINE • Andrew GROUT • Fraser WALKER • Alan MANSON • Oliver HALL • Jonathan ROWLEY • Peter LAWRENCE • Horatio FALLON • Clare BAXTER • Natasha CRAGO • Yvonne SCARSBROOK • Philippa LYNCH • Chris STACEY • Benjamin LEE • Adam SHAPIRO • David MORROW • John BAKER • Lorraine EVERETT • Catherine BONNER • Lisa CAUSTON • John CLARIDGE • Julie BASHER • Daniel FLOYD • Mark THIPTHORPE • Daniel IVERS • Joanna WARR • Joseph LOWRY • Karen SHIELDS • Alexander GIBBS • Hannah HALL • Yvonne HAWES • Claire ALWAN • Michael ALLEN • Martin ROOT • Charlie COTTER • Alan RAYNER • Molly ROOT • Kevin CARTER • Paul STIBBARDS • Martin PYKE • Davis JACOB • Neil KEELER • Jackie AGDOMAR
7 people chose Southend to try parkrun for their very first parkrun (good choice!), well done and welcome to our parkrun family: Simon SCARSBROOK • Sam CAREY • Adelaide HALLIDAY • Wesley GROUT • Guy LAMMERT • Tony ATKINSON • Katelyn GOLLOP
A big thank you to this weeks 20 stalwart volunteers who made this event possible:
Alex S THORNTON • Georgina MCMASTERS • Macy RICHARDSON • Donna RICHARDSON • Kathie TULLY • Lin TAYLOR • Kathy SHORE • Tony WELLINGTON • Geraldine HANSFORD • Jacky HALLS • Paula CLARIDGE • Ian LIESCHING-SCHRODER • Giles PETTITT • Thomas CUFLEY • Sandra STAMP • Niamh RUSSELL • Barbara GAIR • John GAIR • Sally HEMMINGS • William ABLETHORPE
This week 349 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Southend parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Alexa JOEL who recorded a time of 17:12 on 22nd June 2013 (event number 38).
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 Adam HICKEY who recorded 90.53% (14:15) on 5th March 2016 (event number 181).
Southend parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 7,496 participants have completed 72,814 parkruns covering a total distance of 364,070 km, including 13,164 new Personal Bests.
Report written by Sandra Stamp