Festive St Albans parkrun calendar

9am Saturday 23 December
9am Saturday 30th December
10:30am Monday 1st January aka New Year's Day
9am Saturday 6th January
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Festive St Albans parkrun calendar

9am Saturday 24 December aka Christmas Eve
9am Saturday 31st December aka New Year's Eve
10:30am Sunday 1st January aka New Year's Day...
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New Years Day 2017

This coming New Year we are teaming up with Ellenbrook parkrun, Hatfield.

Ellenbrook will have their parkrun at 0900 Hrs and St Albans will be starting at 10.30 Hrs.  You are welcome to come and do either of these are both if you feel up to it.

There will also be a parkrun as normal on New Year's Eve starting at 9am.

Running is Magic!

 

Run Report 226, 23 April 2016



Things may be quieter in the parkrun community this week but 402 of you made merry lapping the pond. Welcome to 45 newcomers. This is only the fifth time we have cracked 400 and it is the highest total for what I might call a non New-Year’s-Resolution run.

Spare a thought, and a whopping thank you, for our wonderful volunteers having to manage a field of that size. They were, in strict, first-name (friendly lot, are we not?) alphabetical order:

Amanda Jane DERRICK • Andrew VAN HEININGEN • Andy NORMILE • Ben SCOTT • Bernadette NEWBY • Catherine LEAHY • Christina SMITH • Errol MAGINLEY • Helen Janet HAWTHORNE • James LEAHY • Judy WILLITS • Ken JUDE • Liz ANDERSON • Mark Anthony TRAVERS • Martin MEDFORTH • Matthew HUNT • Max BARTHOLOMEW • Nicola DALE • Noran MCGOVERN • Olusola AKINOLA • Phyllida JONES • Richard SVED • Richard TOWNSEND • Susan PEARSON MCDONALD

Shiny new Badges for Michael Horsnell 50 and Sebastian Rowe 100, well run chaps!

Leading Women
Rachel FELTON (second overall) in 17:02 which was graded 88.06%. Rachel always leads our women, and almost all our men, home when she runs here, five times overall. Only Hannah Walker has run St Albans faster when she ran 15:55 which is a world’s best Female parkrun Time. Nobody is too fast or too slow for parkrun.
Wendy WALSH in 20:11 who has been first to finish on 12 previous occasions.
Tamsyn CLARK in 20:33.

Leading Men
Matt HANN in 16:35
Neil HUME in 17:10 (graded 80.10%)
Matt HAMILTON in 17:35.

And another fine graded performances from
Colin SINGLETON (VM60-64) 84.21%

The following Unknown runners completed the course.
Unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown (okay Edric: point made…Ed) …remember to bring your bar code and see your name in print.

PBs for millions, well 88:

Heidi COLLOCOTT Edward John BURNELL James JENKINSON Kate SCHLESINGER Wendy BREWSTER
Mark CLEGG Ava Rose LIMB Neil HUME Philip LEACH Gemma CARDY Justine BEAL Simon Andy DUCKWORTH Chris BARR Liz BLOOM Scott THOROGOOD Ross GEARY Simon GEARY Katy WHITEHEAD Gavin WILSON Mark JOHNSON Paul Leslie Lawrence CHEEK Jez RENNICK Simeon PAUL Freddie LAYCOCK Dave SMITH Scott BARNES Hannah TROTMAN Sandra LYNCH Austin WHITEHEAD Kamla JASSAL Michael BARBOSA Daniel RIDGEWELL Soong-Kong AU-YEONG James GIFFEN Julie Kay STEARS Gareth BEAVIS Emma HOWELLS Julie BARR Hollie WYNN Miranda DODD Josephine KELWAY Simon OWENS Brendan WHITWORTH Gill WILLIAMS Danielle GLASSEY Peter JONES Heather DUNLEA David PRINCE Alison HOLDER Emma JONES Joel ONYEMS Florence GREGORY Sarah FLANAGAN Romaine Sheila BYERS Esmee GALLAGHER Amy DILKS Paul BARRON Martin CRISP Tom FOTHERBY Tony LILLICO Alex GRIFFITHS Emma COOK Tim ALLIS Will GILKES Richard HAYES Ian SOUTHERLAND Jim HOPKINS Teyah GOLDIE Dave SKYRME Chris GREEN Katherine BEANEY Alison MASSEY Richard BAILEY John TAIT Sanjay GUPTA Nigel ASTON Matthew BEANEY Su-Ann YONG Nicole BLOM Victoria COOK Emma WILLIAMS Tim JAMES Gareth TUCKER

It will get harder next time but you can do it. The chance to challenge yourself in a safe and friendly environment is one of parkrun’s many strengths.

Finally this week the spotlight falls on the three Septuagenarians who ran today.

David Redcastle, a first-timer,
Marie Savage, who started last year,
and Keith Cliverd who is a member of the 50 club.
It is never too late to start, and once you start you may as well go on.

Edric Williams A732

 

Run Report 225 - Saturday 16 April 2016


On a cold drizzly day 375 runners utterly failed in a bid to wear out the paths in our lovely Verulamium Park. We shared the park with hundreds of other people. We spent at least £300 in Parking charges and goodness knows how much in the Inn on the Park and some other local places no doubt. We left within 90 minutes of the first arrivals and left the world a very slightly better place.parkrun: we are worth it!

Our Volunteers were:

Alice CLILVERD • Andrew VAN HEININGEN • Anne STILTON • Ben SCOTT • Brian BENSON • Caroline HUGHES • Clair DRAGE • Edric WILLIAMS • Gino GOLLUCCIO • Helen WILLIAMS • Isobel TODD • Joshua EDWARDS • Kate WEBB • Martin MEDFORTH • Matthew HUNT • Michele BESIO • Nicola DALE • Rhys ROWLANDS • Richard SVED • Samantha JIMENEZ • Sue EDWARDS • Tessa OSBORN • Wai Meng AU-YEONG

Many thanks from the runners!

Chris Barr and Matt Draper joined the 50 runs club today: well done both.

Female placings:
Helen CARTLIDGE in 19:59.
Jenny MADDOCKS in 20:31 - has been first to finish on 55 previous occasions.
Suzy HAWKINS in 21:04.

Male placings:
Craig HALSEY 16:46
Ben WINFIELD (JM11-14 amazing run well done Ben!) in 17:08.
Martin WHITWORTH (VM40-44) in 17:29.

Age Grade best scores:
Ben WINFIELD (JM11-14) was graded 82.78%.
Kemuel Dean SOLOMON (VM50-54) was graded 80.25%.
Craig HALSEY (VM35-39) was graded 79.62%).

And Personal Bests with congratulations for:

Philip LEACH Celine DALLAS Dawn BRINDLE James GIFFEN Will RUMBLE Michael COLTON Simon ARMSTRONG Harry HUNT Claire NEWING Dan COENE Victoria COOK Daniel WARNER John KELLY Tamsin VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Jonathan POOLE Fergus WATSON Oliver NORMAN Amy DILKS Amy ROUTLEDGE Mark JOHNSON Daniel ROBERTS Simon RUMBLE Gareth TUCKER Deborah HARRIS Linda POWELL Rachel MACKIE David ROBERTSHAW Monique LESUEUR Chris EDWARDS Frances WILSON Louise ROBERTS Sarah WOODRUFF Katie CASEMORE Ben WINFIELD Robert COHEN Martin WHITWORTH Mark BRACE Peter BLACKMORE Claire LUVIN Richard BECKWITH Tom CROCKFORD James JENKINSON Dave SMITH Chris JUKES Rachael LEARY Thomas John HUGHES Bryn WILLIAMS Katrina KEVERNE Chris BARR Gavin WILSON Josephine KELWAY Claire EADINGTON and young Katy TANG, dragging mum with her to boot.

Unsung (until now) heroes

111 over the line Paul Collingwood
222 over the line Jon Stacey
333 over the line Amber Hatia-Khawaja (11-14)

Some stats:

Of the 53,195 runs amazingly 10,727 have been personal bests. That is more than one-in-five. I can only sit on my stool in wonder as I time you in. But with a total distance of 265,975 km we are way short of the moon which is 370,300 km away and will take us until about May 2017.

Edric Williams A732235

 

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