Run Report #137

The weather on Saturday was dry and mild for the time of year.  This may have contributed to another bumper turnout with 430 runners completing the course.  Since we started in May 2016, we have only had 400+ runners four times.  The 1st time was at the very first run and the other three have been the last three runs!  Saturday's attendance was only 11 runners short of our record set on New Years Day.  It just shows the increasing popularity of parkrun and perhaps a lot of runners with New Years resolutions to get fit.  If you are one of those runners, keep going after January and you will feel good for it.

Ensuring 430 runners get safely around the course and everybody gets a time requires a great team of volunteers and we certainly had that in abundance this week.  A big thank you to our volunteers Phil DEAVES • Ems SOUTHERINGTON • Emma KENT • Karen BROOM • Chris LEIGH • Paul BREWSTER • Ruth KENNEDY • Robin WOODROW • Jo FISHER • Tony RANDFIELD • Joe COLGAN • Richard GLAISTER • Aaron HADFIELD • Nathan HADFIELD • Josh SQUIRES • Hedley HADFIELD • Victoria HADFIELD • Gill GEORGE • Alan FORD • Shelbe MOONBEAM • Juliette MULLEN • Rebecca SCOTT • Jenny CURTIS.   

We had some parkrun milestones this week.  Congratulations to Alex Scott and Nyah Adams who completed their 10th parkrun as juniors.  Peter Tungate and James McSweeney completed their 50th parkruns.  Keep running and onto the next milestone!

First runner to finish was Tom Slocombe with a PB of 17:41.  First female to finish was Emily Johnson in 19:52.  Fantastic running by those two.  We had 76 runners finish with a new PB and many congratulations to them all.  47 runners visited Stevenage parkrun for the first time and we hope you found the experience enjoyable and you will visit us again.

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:07 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 15).

The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:39 on 17th November 2018 (event number 127).
The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 92.85% (22:51) on 10th November 2018 (event number 126).

Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 6,003 participants have completed 35,041 parkruns covering a total distance of 175,205 km, including 7,395 new Personal Bests. A total of 414 individuals have volunteered 2,663 times.

 

Event #136 Run Report

Event #136 Run Report

After the bumper field on New Year's Day, many local parkruns found the numbers remained high yesterday and Stevenage was no exception. In total 408 people took part, and that's a Saturday total that's only been beaten once before, on our inaugral run back in the summer of 2016. Let's hope we can continue to see excellent numbers like this as we go through the colder months!

There were 78 were first timers and 56 parkrunners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part. We must also say a massive well done to Pam Lewis and Rachel Evans who both ran their 50th parkruns yesterday. Also to Noah Tarr who joined the juniors' 10 Club yesterday!

Finally a big thank you to all the volunteers below who did an excellent job yesterday:

Roger BIGGS • Elizabeth JORDAN • Tichaonezvi J. RUREDZO • Ken JUDE • Peter MONK • Karen BROOM • Ruth KENNEDY • Callie CHAPMAN • Tracy NORRIS • Tony RANDFIELD • Joe COLGAN • Ian CLARK • Jamie CLARK • Nathan HADFIELD • Josh SQUIRES • Rosemary BIGGS • Gill CALVER • Tracy KANE • Alan FORD • Hazel JONES • Chris ROWLANDS • Paula SPARKS

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

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:07 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 15).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:39 on 17th November 2018 (event number 127).
The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 92.85% (22:51) on 10th November 2018 (event number 126).

Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 5,956 participants have completed 34,611 parkruns covering a total distance of 173,055 km, including 7,319 new Personal Bests. A total of 413 individuals have volunteered 2,640 times.

 

Event #135 Run Report

1st January 2019

Happy New Year!

Wow, wow, wow......what a New Year's Day was had at Fairlands Valley Park! There may have been the odd slightly sore head from NYE celebrations but that didn't stop a record breaking turnout of 441 participants breaking the previous record at Stevenage of 426. The whole volunteer team were kept busy so much so that we nearly ran out of finish tokens! But the scanners worked and all was well. As ever, a huge thanks go to the 18 volunteers who made this parkrun possible:

Ems SOUTHERINGTON, Anne MILLER, Karen PALMER, Karen BROOM, Suzanne TYDEMAN, Hannah SYPULA, Esperanza CASTRO, Ruth REILLY, Tony RANDFIELD, Joe COLEGAN, Judith TURNER, Trevor BROOM, Diane CUZNER, Oliver CUZNER, Rosemary BIGGS, Alan FORD, Hazel JONES and Helen HOLDEN.

There were 85 first timers at Stevenage. 35 people ran their first parkrun. A whopping 59 recorded personal bests including all the first three men across the line.

Representatives of 39 different clubs took part including a 68 strong contingent from Fairlands Valley Spartans.

Spartans - New Year's Day 2019

As mentioned there was some fantastic PBs for the top three males and also females over the line:

Shaun Collins (16:55), Cameron Keast (17:12) and Jonathan Parr (17.16).

Ashley Schoenwetter in a new PB (20:04), Charlotte Gibson (21:40) and junior Amélie Hobbs with a new PB (22:47).

Congratulations go to regular parkrun volunteer Tracy Norris of Stevenage Striders for completing her 100th parkrun. Michael O'Keefe of Fairlands Valley Spartans also completed his 100th parkrun after running his 99th at Luton Wardown park earlier in the day.

It was a busy day for milestones with four more parkrunners notching up their 50th parkrun: Callie Chapman and Steven Dobner of Fairlands Valley Spartans and Annette Oliver and Matt Cotter. Matt completed his 49th parkrun in Letchworth, jumped on his bike and cycled to Stevenage for his 50th. Well done to you all.

Junior Joseph Lee of Stevenage & North Herts AC completed his 10th parkrun in 21:14.

We hope to see you all this coming Saturday. Back to normal time of 9.00 am.

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:07 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 15).

The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:39 on 17th November 2018 (event number 127).

The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 92.85% (22:51) on 10th November 2018 (event number 126).

Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 5,878 participants have completed 32,203 parkruns covering a total distance of 171,015 km, including 7,263 personal bests. A total of 412 individuals have volunteered 2,618 times.

 

Event #134 Run Report

29/12/18 was the "quiet day" sandwiched between Christmas Day and the record breaking New Years Day runs.

That said it was still attended by 283 runners of whom 24 were first timers and 29 achieved PB's.

As in every week we rely on our volunteers so our parkrun can go ahead, here is the moment to name check them all:

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Rosemary BIGGS, Karen BROOM, Trevor BROOM, Esperanza CASTRO, Joe COLGAN, Michael FLETCHER, Alan FORD, Yuko GORDON, Hazel JONES, Chris LEIGH, Peter MONK, Tracy NORRIS, Tony RANDFIELD, Peter ROBERTS, Ginger SCARLETT, Stephen SMITHSON, Ems SOUTHERINGTON, Robin WOODROW.

First lady over the line today was Meredith Moody in 22-24, second Katy Costin in 22-57 and Leanne HAMERTON IN 23-12.

First gent was Jonathan Parr in 17-59, second Simon Fraser in 18-07 and Keenan Henry in 19-00. Well done ladies and gents wherever you finishing position was.

During the results processing we discovered a "technical error" with the scanners which resulted in many runners not being recognised and therefore not getting a time or position allocated to them. We have fixed the majority of missing runners manually but if you ran and did not receive your time please email the usual address with as much info you have ie: time and finish position and will we endeavour to correct this. Apologise for this error.

Number of events 135

Runners: 5,878

Number of runs: 34,203
Number of first finishers: 134

Number of clubs: 369

Number of PBs: 7,263
Average number of runners per week: 253.4

Average number of runs per runner: 5.8

Biggest Attendance: 441
Average run time: 00:29:33

Total hours run: 1Years 337Days 3Hrs 21Min 51Secs

Total distance run: 171,015km
Female record holder: Annabel GUMMOW - 17:39 - Event 127 (17/11/18)

Male record holder: Ian KIMPTON - 15:07 - Event 15 (03/09/16)
Age graded record holder: Yuko GORDON - 92.85 % - 22:51 - Event 126 (10/11/18)

 

Event #133 Run Report

Let me take you back to Christmas Day Parkrun 2017. We had 177 park runners, which of course is a very nice number. Using that as my guide I thought we would get roughly 200 in 2018 if we were lucky. Well in the words of Jamie Lawson's top 10 song "I Wasn't Expecting That" we had 303 runners!! Still overwhelmed by that figure 2 days later! This contributed to a real festive party atmosphere at the finish line area with corks popping, chocolates scoffed and mince pies downed. Of course none of this would have happened without our lovely Christmas day volunteers. Name check time:

Ems SOUTHERINGTON • Esperanza CASTRO • Yuko GORDON • Richard HENRY • Tracy NORRIS • Chloe EMMERSON • Tony RANDFIELD • Claire SMITH • Trevor BROOM • Steve MOWLES • Katie SMITH • Andy GARRETT • Lindsey LUCAS • Diane CUZNER • Oliver CUZNER • Alan FORD • Hazel JONES • Paula SPARKS.

Many thanks to one and all, you are stars.

This week 303 people ran or walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

2 runners reached milestones today. Louise Croton ran her 50th parkrun and Danielle Lewis ran her 100th and both wore the milestone capes on their runs. Congratulations ladies.

Speaking of ladies, regular Stevenage parkrunner Emily Johnson was first lady, in a time of 20-13, second was FVS runner Suzy Hawkins, 21-17 and Sarah Kimpton……..something familiar about that surname....third in 21-24. Both Sarah and Suzi achieving PB's.

On the gents side first timer Jack Kosky was first finisher in 17-21, regular Stevenage parkrunner Jonathan Parr second in 17-51 and James Gibson third, 18-05.

Steve Wells was our highest percentage scoring runner with 80.65%.

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:07 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 15).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:39 on 17th November 2018 (event number 127).
The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 92.85% (22:51) on 10th November 2018 (event number 126).
Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 5,768 participants have completed 33,478 parkruns covering a total distance of 167,390 km, including 7,172 new Personal Bests. A total of 409 individuals have volunteered 2,582 times.

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