Southend parkrun #317

Southend parkrun #317
6th October 2018

“Houston, Gunners Park base here. The runners have landed.”

A momentous day in the life of Southend parkrun – more on that later.

It was another beautifully crisp morning for the 340 competitors who had great conditions to run, jog and walk their way around the course. Run Director Lloyd RICHARDSON was in charge of proceedings for the 317th running of this great event. Before the race even started he was required to raise his voice loud enough to be heard above the Great British Bark Off going on between a couple of our four-legged friends just ahead of some rather worried front runners lining up on the start line!

The event is getting so popular not only with runners but volunteers too. Soon there will be a rota to go on the rota! Thanks to this week’s two dozen diamonds for giving up their time :
Matthew AITKEN, Tracy BAINES, Derek BIRNIE, Claire BISSETT, Thomas CUFLEY, Ashley DAVIES, Linda DONNELLY, Jason FAIRLESS, George FELTON, Peter FREEMAN, John GAIR, Howard GALE, Geraldine HANSFORD, Ian LIESCHING-SCHRODER, Melvin POOL, Anna PROWSE, Lloyd RICHARDSON, Antoine ROUYER-BROWN, Kathy SHORE, Sandra STAMP, Robbie STEVENSON, Lin TAYLOR, Tony WELLINGTON, Jo WELSH.

History is made. As the 132nd runner crossed the line on Saturday, it was one small step for Debra MITCHELL, one giant leap for Southend parkrun. Yes, we have finally reached the moon! Southend parkrun has now clocked up a staggering 385,440km surpassing the average distance from Earth to Moon which is 384,400km. Well done to the 7,895 runners who have contributed to make it all happen (names available on request.......).

And now for the OSCARs (Officially Splendid Completion Achievement Records):

Congratulations to Paul CARTER, Simon NORRIS, Laura SUTTON, Giles PETTITT and Sally ROTHWELL on completing a superb 50 parkruns!

Well done to Martin PARISH on completing a magnificent 250 parkruns!

My not-so-random PB of the week award is shared jointly this week. Firstly, well done to my nemesis Gareth MCKINLEY (24:33) who ran 48 seconds faster than ever before. It was his third consecutive PB and, more importantly (for him), he is now 5 seconds ahead of me. The speed of his sprint down to the finish line had not been seen since Usain Bolt was told of the 2 for 1 offer on boxes of chicken nuggets at his local supermarket. Secondly, congratulations to John Lewis BAILEY (42:13), the oldest competitor at Southend parkrun this week (a sprightly 79 years and 27 days young), who is in training to be fit enough to beat his 15 grandchildren at his 80th birthday celebrations next year! If you are unsure of whom I am talking about then he is the one who is 8 feet tall and walks faster than he runs – seriously.

We had a literally breathtaking 60 PBs this week. Congratulations to the following runners:
John Lewis BAILEY, Darren BAKER, Scott BALDOCK, Maureen BARTLETT, Liam BEARDSELL, Emma BEARDSELL, Katherine BROWN, Anita BURNS, Lisa CAUSTON, Luke CLARKE, Clare CLARKE, Graham CUTTS, Paul DARBY, James DRABBLE, Horatio FALLON, Rachael FLOYD, Kerry FLOYD, Alexa FOSTER-CARTER, Barbara GAIR, Andi GAYWOOD, Anthony GOODING, Jan HOOKS, Janice HOYES-THOMPSON, William IMBUSH, Henry JAGO, Daniel JAGO, Carl JENNER, Alex KHALDI, Lula LAWRENCE, Sue LESSER, Joseph LOWRY, Annabel LUND, Gareth MCKINLEY, Hayley MEAD, Daniel MENDOZA, Jackson MENDOZA, Nick MENDOZA, Kieran NAIR, Simon NORRIS, Debbie OSBORNE, Andrew PALMER, Barry PLUMBLEY, Alana PUTT, Zoe RANDALL, Michael RATNAGE, Emma READ, Rhona RIVERS, Jamie ROBINSON, Molly ROOT, Gary ROSE, Jenny ROSE, James RUSSELL, Kirsten RUTT, Brian SHAW, Chris STACEY, Debbie TRUMBLE, Harry TULLETT, Jessica WALKER, Jenny WALKOM, Tim WATTS

17 runners came to a parkrun for the very first time this week. Congratulations to:
Anita AGGARWAL-STANBRIDGE, Caroline BREEDS, Sarah DRABBLE, Nathan ELLIS, Aiden ELLIS, Natalie GREGORY, Shem HAQUE, Malcolm KEYS, Pearl LAWRENCE, Hermione LAWRENCE, Mohammed MANNAN, Ayeesha MANNAN, Richard MASKELL, Harley SADLER, Rachael SMALLEY, Joseph STORY, John STORY
Welcome aboard and we hope you enjoyed it enough to return next week!

17 parkrun tourists visited Southend this week. A warm welcome to:
Matthew ADAMS, Vanessa GLOVER, Darren GLOVER, Nick HUNTER, Jackie HURST, Rosie IMBUSH, Andy LIVSEY, Becky NEWMAN, Matt NEWMAN, Warwick John PAYNE, Matthew PRICE, Danny SHORT, Matthew SNOOK, Amy Lauren STENSON, Laine TAYLOR, Catherine WEIR, Ethan WILLIAMS
We hope to see you again soon!

Finally, a big big thank you to everyone who contributed towards the new defibrillator.

Southend parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 7,895 participants have completed 77,088 parkruns covering a total distance of 385,440 km, including 13,782 new Personal Bests.

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).

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers.

Photographs courtesy of Jo Welsh.

Run report compiled by Melvin Pool.

 

Southend parkrun #316

Sensational Southend parkrun

by tourist writer Nicola Reynolds

It was a very eventful day at Southend parkrun, localised at Gunner's Park on this final weekend of September 2018.

RD Graham told us there had been an appeal on the parkrun's Facebook page to give money to the event to buy a defibrillator – an automatic device which will guide someone through the restarting of the heart to enable CPR to be done effectively on someone if they have had a heart attack. The total of £850 was raised in just three days – a possible record. Thank you to you all if you donated – parkrun is free forever, but the purchase of life-saving equipment has been managed thanks to your generosity. IF you wanted to donate, you can through the parkrun's about page. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/southend/aboutus/

It was a HUGE weekend for Ian and Collette tying the knot post parkrun, supported by their fantastic running club, Rochford Running Club. The number of runners dressed up for the occasion; ties, veils, lippy – it was all there! Many congratulations and we wish you all the best with your lives together.

In more running related news, it was a big week for Jo Harding of Rochford Running Club, joining the 250 club – that's 5 solid years of parkrunning – amazing! She joins 52 other people nationally who joined the 250 club this week! Jo has run 181 times at Southend (how many laps of Gunner's park is that? Answers on a postcard!) and has been a tourist at 26 different parkruns! What a career! Here's to the next 250 ... !

We welcomed 25 first timers ever to parkrun – welcome to the parkrun family! We can't wait to see you again next week!

Myles RAPLEY, Carl JENNER, Daniel MENDOZA, Jackson MENDOZA, Nick MENDOZA, Kieran NAIR, Ruben MITCHELL, Jaime CARLOSAMA, Sarah JEACOCK, Matthew JEACOCK, Kirsten RUTT, Debbie OSBORNE, Janet BAKER, Wendy BROMHAM-DAVIES, Heidi SHARP, Jenny MITCHELL, John Lewis BAILEY, James DRABBLE, Jenny WALKOM, Janice HOYES-THOMPSON, Arthur BURRELL, Stuart BURRELL, Brian SHAW, Shelley BEARCROFT

Back to club news, Anne Kirby joined the 100 club this week – congratulations! Anne has run an amazing 97 times at Southend and has visited some of Essex's finest as a tourist. Well done, Anne!

20% of the field today ran a personal best – fantastic! Congratulations to you!

Andrew ASHMAN-JONES, Chris O'DONOGHUE, Natasha PINBOROUGH, Filip DEMKO, Sarah ENNIS, Scott BALDOCK, Helena MURLEY, Andi GAYWOOD, Noel KELLEWAY, Emma NIPPARD, David LOWDEN, Ruth LOWDEN, Matt RENVOIZE, Ian HUCKER, Nicola READ, Samuel LOWRY, Clare CLARKE, Jan HOOKS, Kerry FLOYD, Chris SELLERS, Robbie STEVENSON, Yvonne LAWRENCE, Debbie TRUMBLE, Stephen MARKS, Adam MAYNARD, Rebecca HURST, Richard PETTITT, Alex KHALDI, Harry CHAPMAN, Collette NOAD, Stephanie OVERTON, Barbara GAIR, Jason LOWRY, Lisa CAUSTON, Olivia FITCH, Noah SEVERWRIGHT, Jon HOWLEY, Ian SNOAD, Julia ELSTON, Barry KAY, Adam SHAPIRO, Andy BEARDALL, Fiona BAKER, Oliver JEEVES, Lorraine MCCARTHY, Amanda LOTHIAN, Natalie RICH, Claire ALWAN, Annabel LUND, Adrian HOLDEN, Hayley MEAD, Alan RAYNER, Tom METCALF, James RUSSELL, Kelly CARR, Huibrie PUTT, John BUTCHER, Jackie AGDOMAR, Peter DOWNING, Richard JUBB, Daniel RATNAGE, Michael ALLEN, Neil SAPLER, Steve DREW, Wai-Chung LO, Jo MCCONOCHIE, Ian THOMAS, Michael RATNAGE, Simon GUSH, Emmanuel BROUSSE, Wendy RATNAGE, Howard GALE, Mark MITCHELL, Melvin POOL, Elisha LETLEY, Peter LAWRENCE, Matt BARRETT

These runners were supported by our heroes – the volunteers in Hi-Viz. Thank you for your time, enthusiasm and expertise to ...

Kyle ALDRIDGE, Tracy BAINES, Sam CLEMENTS, Leah COWAN, Jean DJIAKOURIS, Linda DONNELLY, Marian ELIAS, Mark ELIAS, John GAIR, Colette HARKER, Alfred HUNTER, Jennifer JAMES, Ian LIESCHING-SCHRODER, Georgina MCMASTERS, Anne PURDHAM, Graham PURDHAM, Nicola REYNOLDS, Lynn RIVERS, Antoine ROUYER-BROWN, Béatrice ROUYER-BROWN, Matthew SAUNDERS, Sandra STAMP, Lin TAYLOR, Eden THEODOROU, Phil WALLIS, Victoria WILSON

If you can help at Southend parkrun, please email southendhelpers@parkrun.com – we would love to have you to complete one of the simple but essential tasks which enable you to run. You can even do a job and run – like token sorting, report writing or course set up!

We were also joined by guest marshals from Fusion at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre who came to encourage the parkrunners to try out some cross training, including the pool or gym or tennis facilities. Thanks for the visit!

A small plea – at the start of the parkrun there is a selection of pace based signs to help parkrunners to seed themselves according to their potential finish time. Please, if possible, try to stand near to the sign appropriate for your expected pace. For some that will mean moving back one week, and moving further ahead in another week. Thank you for this courtesy which makes the start of parkrun a little less hazardous!

It was great to be back at my former home parkrun this week, Southend truly is unmatched for atmosphere, friendliness and support.

 

 

Southend parkrun #315

Southend parkrun
Event number 315
22nd September 2018

There was a noticeable autumnal chill in the air last Saturday morning, accompanied by the feeling that the hottest British summer since time began was drawing to its inevitable conclusion. Luckily, you're always guaranteed a warm welcome at Southend parkrun, whatever the weather, and this week was no exception. If you ever needed proof of the miraculous planning that goes on behind the scenes at parkrun, you need look no further than the fact that mere moments after the last runner was clocked in safe and dry, began a downpour that lasted for almost two full years. OK, in reality it was two days, not two years. It certainly felt like a long time though – just ask the nutters who went running around London the following day!

Joining Run Director Matt BARRETT for Southend parkrun were the following bunch of amateur meteorologists, better known as volunteers:

Julie ALDRIDGE, Tracy BAINES, Derek BIRNIE, Tina BOSWELL, John BOSWELL, Thomas CARSWELL, Thomas CUFLEY, Robert DOBINSON, Linda DONNELLY, Jason FAIRLESS, George FELTON, John GAIR, Geraldine GAPES, Sue HICKEY, Vicky JEEVES, Anne KIRBY, Ian LIESCHING-SCHRODER, Kev MAGUIRE, Sharon MAKER, Michelle ROBERTS, Antoine ROUYER-BROWN, Sandra STAMP, Michael TAYLOR, and Jo WELSH.

Thank you all so much for your efforts. We couldn't do it without you. That isn't a throwaway comment either: we genuinely can't do parkrun without a full contingent of volunteers each week. If you have never volunteered with us before, why not take a look at the future roster (found here) and see what you can do to help. If you have volunteered with us before, what are you waiting for? Sign up again!

Matthew is always losing his volunteers. They're behind you!

And now for some milestones...

Congratulations to junior parkrunner Daniel FLOYD, for completing his 10th run this week!

Congratulations to Jack MORGAN, Toby JONES, Keith PALMER, Dean HASSELL, David WALKER, and David BROWN for completing their 50th runs this week!

Congratulations to Andrew OLDHAM, Louise KINGSLEY, and Maria REYNOLDS for completing their 100th runs this week!

We love an unofficial milestone at Southend parkrun, so congratulations also to Bosco DESOUZA (150 runs), Sean MCFARLANE (200 runs) and Jemma LEE (200 runs)

14 people changed their lives for the better and tried parkrun for the very first time this week! Congratulations to:

Theo BAHANNACK, George SMITH, Danielle HOWELL, Natasha PINBOROUGH, Sonny BURNS, Terry BURNS, Brogan KEOGH, Neil WILSON, Scott BALDOCK, Charlotte HURST, Andi GAYWOOD, Lucy BAKER, Sophie LITMAN, and Maureen BARTLETT.

Welcome to the family! The first one is always the hardest. Don't believe me? Come back and try again next week!

We were also joined by 9 parkrun tourists, visiting us as Southend for the first time. Welcome to:

Dan REYNOLDS, Katherine CURRIE, John WRAIGHT, Matt RENVOIZE, Emilie RUNECKLES, Stuart PINBOROUGH, Mark BEAUMONT, Lorraine MCCARTHY, and Daisy FRASER.

We hope you enjoyed our course and that we'll see you again soon!

Runners are great multitaskers. Some listen to music, others run with prams or with dogs. Maggie texts! Kids today - forever on their phones!

And now for everybody's favourite feature...Southend's Random Results!

Female Results:

Lisa CAUSTON (VW50-54) was 35th across the line (172nd overall) with a new Personal Best time of 28:21! Congratulations Lisa!
Molly ROOT (JW11-14) was 89th across the line (274th overall) with a time of 33:38 which, incredibly, is identical to her existing PB! Surely this is harder to achieve than actually setting a new best time? Well done Molly – I have a feeling you'll beat it soon!
Sophie LINE (SW30-34) was 99th across the line (287th overall) with a time of 35:07.

Male Results:

Simon TAYLOR (VM45-49) was 22nd across the line (22nd overall) with a new Personal Best time of 20:46! Congratulations Simon!
James CHAPMAN (VM50-54) was 52nd across the line (54th overall) with a time of 23:01.
Mark MITCHELL (VM60-64) was 62nd across the line (65th overall) with a new Personal Best time of 23:29! Congratulations Mark!

NB: Southend's Random Results are picked using an online random number generator. Everybody has an equal chance of getting a mention. Will it be you next time? Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Southend parkrun Results Page.

 

Anne always tries very hard to remain inconspicuous.

The cooler weather often brings more Personal Best times. There were 63 this week! Good for you lot, bad for the guy who has to copy and paste all the names! Why do you think this report is so late? Congratulations to:

Luke FLICKER, Duncan CANNON, Diarmuid MAC DONNELL, Paul WEBSTER, Graham PAYNE, Simon TAYLOR, Robert WEST, Michael TURRINGTON, Richard JUBB, Andy BEARDALL, James RUSSELL, Stephen MARKS, Steven AGHA, Mark MITCHELL, Bradley MARDEN, Craig POYNTER, Rebecca HURST, Mark JOHNSON, Peter LAWRENCE, Melvin POOL, Katy DUDDRIDGE, Henry JAGO, Daniel JAGO, Ian BURROUGHS, Oliver JEEVES, Helen TURNER, John BAKER, Cecilia SUMMER, Jasmine FEDDON, Mark THIPTHORPE, Scott REYNOLDS, Jamie ROBINSON, Alison DUNN, Steve COTTER, Hayden CARTY, Lisa CAUSTON, Rachel AL-SOUFI, Howard GALE, Hayley MEAD, Joseph LO, Sue DIXON, Janine FRASER, Jimmy SEARS, Martin ROOT, Robbie STEVENSON, Steve BRISCOE, Gary ROSE, Joanne SHORT, Alice WEIGHT, Yvonne LAWRENCE, Danielle BROWN, Olivia FITCH, Alana PUTT, Lucy LOWRY, Katherine GINGELL, Huibrie PUTT, Patricia COUVREUR, Annabel LUND, Clare CLARKE, Leah FLOYD, Angela TURNER, Kerry FLOYD, and Anita BURNS.

This week my entirely fictional but highly coveted PB-of-the-week award goes to junior parkrunner Joseph LO (JM11-14). I tried for two whole laps to overtake Joseph but, in an act that showed very little respect for his elders, he steadfastly refused to let me do so. I couldn't even get him in the sprint finish. I checked the results as soon as they were up in the hope of identifying him and thus getting him issued with some sort of lifetime ban; however, my attitude softened when I discovered that his time of 29:45 is not only his best since October 2017, but also the first time he has finished in under 30 minutes! Congratulations Joseph! Excellent running!

Joseph Lo sprints away to a new PB! Technically I didn't lose because parkrun isn't a race. OK, I lost.

**BIRTHDAY ALERT**

Southend parkrun is turning 6! Join us on October 13th for our birthday celebration. The totally not compulsory (but kind of compulsory) fancy dress cue is as follows:

When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five, I was just alive.
But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Well, that's about all from me. Be kind to one another. And happy running, however slow or fast you may be.

Same time next week?

Southend parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 7,823 participants have completed 76,363 parkruns covering a total distance of 381,815 km, including 13,645 new Personal Bests.

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).

This week 348 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 25 volunteers.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Southend parkrun Results Page.

Run Report written by Thomas Carswell

Photographs by Jo Welsh

 

Southend parkrun #314

Southend parkrun #314
15th September 2018

 

It was yet another glorious day for the Southend parkrun as 393 keen competitors lined up in the September sunshine for the 314th running of this now infamous Saturday morning event. Mention parkrun to anyone these days and almost all of them will know what you are talking about.

I make no apology for starting with those people who make parkrun happen every week. Yes, you know the drill by now, it is those wonderful human beings who wear clothing that has highly reflective properties or a colour that is easily discernible from any background – that’s hi-vis or luminous bright yellow to you and me! Thanks to this week’s merry band of volunteers:

Matthew AITKEN, Thomas CUFLEY, Linda DONNELLY, Geraldine GAPES, Geraldine HANSFORD, Jo HARDING, Anne KIRBY, Ian LIESCHING-SCHRODER, Sophie LINE, Gary MATTHEWS, Keith PASSINGHAM, Melvin POOL, Julie SAMUELS, Sandra STAMP, Kathie TULLY, Nigel WALKER, Helen WALKER, Jessica WALKER, Paula YOUNG


Whilst on the subject of volunteering, surely one of the best spots to marshal is the short cut stop at castle corner? You get to cheer on the runners as they whizz through seafront chicane towards the hair-pin bend and then you get to cheer them on again as they sprint down the back straight towards the start-finish line. Mind you, this is somewhat easier to do once the race field has thinned out and you have recovered from numerous dizzy spells along the way.

 

The moon is in sight. What on earth is he talking about, I hear you say. I am of course referring to the fact that Southend parkrun has clocked up a staggering 380,075km and is close to reaching the average distance from Earth to Moon which is 384,400km. By my calculations we will make it in three weeks time, on 6th October, approximately when the 80th runner crosses the line. How sad is stat.

 


 

Enough of my drivel, here are the BAFTAs (Brilliant And Fantastic Total Achievements):

 

Congratulations to junior runner Charlotte UPTON on completing 10 parkruns!

 

Congratulations to junior Jamie JENNINGS, Mandy JENNINGS, Tom WEBSTER and Lorraine SARGENT on completing a splendid 50 parkruns!

 

150 is an unofficial milestone (not sure why) but it certainly deserves a mention so well done to Graham BARDELL on completing 150 parkruns!

 

200 may also not be an official parkrun milestone club, but it is still very impressive. Congratulations to Stephanie GOVER on reaching her double hundred.

 

Just before we get onto our very own PB list for this week, a certain PB achieved in Berlin this weekend is also worthy of a mention. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran a world best time for the marathon in a mind boggling time of 2:01.39. How fast is that? Well, imagine running the Southend parkrun in 14.24 (Adam Hickey look away now) and then repeat for another 7 and a bit times! His average 5km pace throughout the 42km race stood at 14.24. Quite extraordinary.

 

We had a stonking 61 PBs this week. Congratulations to the following runners:

Jackie AGDOMAR, Samantha ASHBY, Lauren BAILEY, Fiona BAKER, David BELL, Charlotte BELL, Sue BOYGLE, Steve BRISCOE, Anita BURNS, Paul CHARMAN, Harry CLARKE, George COTTER, Mollie COTTER, Patricia COUVREUR, Edward CURTIS-THOMAS, Debbie DAWS, Mary DUDDRIDGE, Julia ELSTON, Harry FAIRBRASS, Maya FARROW, Philippa FAULKNER, Luke FLICKER, Ciro GENOVESE, Wesley HAGAN, James HEPTING, Sophia HYDE, Chris HYDE, Michael JACK, Oliver JEEVES, Jamie JENNINGS, Mandy JENNINGS, Hugo JONES, Yvonne LAWRENCE, Lula LAWRENCE, Kevin LEHANE, Jean LEWIS, Lucy LOWRY, Ben MAGUIRE, Aaron MCGIVNEY, Gareth MCKINLEY, Melanie MILLS, Katie MILLS, Anoop MUNDHRA, James NEL-JONES, Gary PHILLIPS, Craig POYNTER, Rhona RIVERS, Marian ROLLS, Martin ROOT, Jenny ROSE, Gary ROSE, Rosalind SANDFORD, Dave SARGENT, Ben SCHLAEPFER, Naz SHEIKH, Matthew SINCLAIR, Liam SMITH, Julie STEPHENSON, Robbie STEVENSON, Luke SUMMERS, Mark WALLER

 

28 runners came to a parkrun for the very first time this week. Congratulations to:

Andrew ASHMAN-JONES, Jason BRISTOW, Ellie BROOK, Andrew BUNKLE, Claire CARTER, James CLARKE, Luke CLARKE, Clare CLARKE, Claire CURTIS, Kristina DRAKE, Sarah ENNIS, Keith FITZGERALD, Leah FLOYD, Kerry FLOYD, Katie GUEST, Henry JAGO, Daniel JAGO, Noel KELLEWAY, Ruth LOWDEN, David LOWDEN, Emma NIPPARD, Chris O'DONOGHUE, Imogen PHIPPS, Kamal SAUND, Elisabeth SIMPSON-SMITH, Harry WADSWORTH, Toby WADSWORTH, Heidi WADSWORTH

Welcome aboard and we hope you enjoyed it enough to return next week!

 

13 parkrun tourists visited Southend this week. A warm welcome to:

Michael CURTIS, Mark DUGGIN, Jill ELLIS, Ian GOWER, Hayley HEPTING, Andrew James HALCRO-JOHNSTON, Tony LITTLE, Katherine NUNN, Richard PETTITT, David QUICKENDEN, Eleanor ROBINSON, Caron ROBINSON, Dave SPAIN

We hope to see you again soon!

 

Southend parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 7,800 participants have completed 76,015 parkruns covering a total distance of 380,075 km, including 13,582 new Personal Bests.

 

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).

 

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers.

 

Photographs courtesy of Paula Young.

 

Run report compiled by Melvin Pool.

 

 

Southend parkrun #313

Southend parkrun
Event number 313
8th September, 2018

T’was a bright and sunny morning and race director Keith Passingham welcomed everybody to Southend parkrun number 313. This week 353 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests.

During the safety briefing Keith tested our knowledge with various safety questions, and Southend parkrunners, who do love to embrace the spirit of parkrun, were happy to oblige with a chorus of correct answers to his questions such as:

‘What must you do if running with a dog?’ – ‘KEEP IT ON A SHORT LEAD!’

‘How many times do you go through the finish funnel?’ - ‘ONCE!’

‘What do you always take?’ – ‘A TOKEN!’

 

Volunteers are an essential part of the parkrun community and Vitality parkrun invite nominations for their reward program, ‘Vitality Volunteer of the Month’, rewarding hi-vis heroes who help parkrun happen week in week out, come rain or shine.

Keith was delighted to present this prestigious award to one of Southend parkrun’s stalwart volunteers, Lin Taylor, who won this national award last month following a nomination by one of our very grateful parkrunners. Lin has volunteered 132 times and is loved and appreciated by so many, supporting and every parkrunner, young and old, with hugs, hi-5s, cheers, claps and sometimes even a song, on the very well established ‘Lin’s corner’. Keith explained that Lin has had to overcome her own medical problems and has often stood on her corner volunteering whilst in considerable pain. There was a massive round of applause (and a few leaky eyes!) as Alex Thornton, founder of Southend Parkrun, presented Lin with her Vitality parkrun goody bag prize. Well done and thank you Lin, a very worthy winner indeed.

 

 

 

Congratulations to the following people who joined the parkrun milestone 50 club today:

Mark MITCHELLKane PUGSLEYTony THORNEHoward GALE

 

The following people chose Southend to try parkrun for the first time (fabulous choice!):

Anthony MAPLESDENSean CONNEELYDavid MOYSeb BUTLERCraig POYNTERLee WEBBHarry CLARKEIan BURROUGHSKerry WOODHEADEdward CURTIS-THOMASSteve BRISCOEMary ENNISGary ROSEElizabeth LOUCHLula LAWRENCEYvonne LAWRENCEKerry ENDERBYRobin ENDERBYJean LEWISPaul CHARMANRosalind SANDFORDPatricia COUVREURTracey JONES

Well done and welcome to Southend, we hope you will join us again in the future.

58 Southend park runners achieved personal best times this week! CONGRATULATIONS to you all: David TURNERRebecca KEMPSue BOYGLESamantha ASHBYJackie AGDOMARLeanne GUESTTracy BAINESJason FAIRLESSShelley EDMEADESDebbie TRUMBLEWendy RATNAGEMartin ROOTJenny PEACHKatharyn HARRISSJimmy SEARSJulie ALDRIDGERuben NEALIris Amelia MITCHELLChris HOLMESPaul STIBBARDSDeenah RYERachel AL-SOUFIJon ADAMSJamie JENNINGSJennie EVANSCharlotte UPTONJason LOWRYMark THIPTHORPETim SAYERLouise COLLINSGareth MCKINLEYGerald ELLISMelvin POOLPaul YOUNGCarloline HALLINGMichael SMITHRichard KIDDDaniel EDWARDSChris KELLYMark JOHNSONAndy CROWMark MITCHELLHoratio FALLONSteve LAMPRELLZoe RANDALLAndy BEARDALLGiles PETTITTNick HARNDENAndrew BRIFFETTMax NEALJenny GALLSimon JACKSONRichard JUBBSimon TAYLORConnor Michael SMITHToby LINSELLDamien HARVEYGus WITHERS

 

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers, our Hi-Vis Heroes, who are the heart of parkrun: Keith PASSINGHAM • Georgina MCMASTERS • Anne PURDHAM • Kathie TULLY • Nicki BENHAM • Lin TAYLOR • Andrew COOMBES • Samantha COOMBES • James PORTER • Tony WELLINGTON • Aoife MCADDEN • Stephanie GOVER • Claire Alison YOUNG • Ian LIESCHING-SCHRODER • Andy APPLEBY • Thomas CUFLEY • Sandra STAMP • John GAIR • Linda DONNELLY • George FELTON

 

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.

 

Every week, there is a post parkrun coffee at The Shorehouse Harvester, just up the road from parkrun on Ness Road. Please join us for fun and frolics, we are a friendly bunch and everybody is welcome - hope to see you there soon!

 

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 7,759 participants have completed 75,622 parkruns covering a total distance of 378,110 km, including 13,521 new Personal Bests.

Report written by Sandra Stamp

Photographs courtesy of Thomas Cufley and Geraldine Gapes

 

 

 

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