Event #122 Run Report

 

The tail end of storm Callum brought gusty winds, rainbows and rain to Fairlands Valley.  There were high fives and smiles a plenty on the course when we were joined by YOPA the stag who is the mascot for Hertfordshire’s Year of Physical Activity.

Find out more at 

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/health-in-herts/hertfordshire-lifestyle-and-legacy-partnership/hertfordshire-year-of-physical-activity-2018.aspx

A big thank you to all the 20 high viz hero volunteers who all got a bit wet in the rain that wasn’t forecast.

 

Vicky BERRY • Oliver SAVILLE • Ems SOUTHERINGTON • Ken JUDE • Karen PALMER • Thomas SAUKA • Kris WESTCOTT • Karen BROOM • Tony RANDFIELD • Joe COLGAN • Tim BARTON • Trevor BROOM • Nathan HADFIELD • Dave MARLOW • Alan FORD • Dzenana TOPIC • Jonathan JONES • Mike ALCOCK • Heather ALCOCK • Rachel HALL

This week 283 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests.  Representatives of 21 different clubs took part. 

A message from our Race Director: The scanner files included two lines that were corrupted (odd characters in the affected runners' barcode number) so they had to be removed to process the results. If you had your barcode successfully scanned but are not in the results can you please email the office with your barcode details and finishing position and/or approximate time and we'll do our best to add you into the results.

Congratulations to Hedley HADFIELD and Martin WILSON who both joined the 50 Parkrun club.  Your milestone tshirt emails are on their way.  Joseph Tarr (junior 11-14) celebrated his 10th Parkrun with a PB of 23:30.

First across the line was Jonathan PARR in 18:25, followed by Steve Wells in 19:10 then Andrew GINN in a new PB of 19:36 in his second parkrun.  For the ladies Emily Johnson was first female in 22:44, then Dervla Downing in 23:34 and Helen Moye in 24:38. 

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 Jessica EARP who recorded a time of 18:46 on 5th May 2018 (event number 99).

The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 92.48% (22:36) on 25th February 2017 (event number 38).

Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 5,435 participants have completed 30,537 parkruns covering a total distance of 152,685 km, including 6,714 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #121Run Report

It was one of those typical autumnal starts to the day, slightly chilly with a hint of moisture in the air. Forecast for light rain during the morning made the decision to erect the gazebo a fairly easy one.

As the morning progressed it became clear that conditions were very good for running and the moisture was lighter than expected.

Two regular Stevenage parkrunners achieved Red 50 status today, Patrick Norris and Charlotte Hobbs who, to add the cherry to the 50 cake, went and got herself a PB to boot. Well done to you both.

First lady across the line today was Emily Johnson in a PB of 19-46 with course record holder Jessica Earp second in 20-13.

Stuart Haycroft got the first click from the stopwatch in 18-26 a mere 4 seconds outside his PB with Chris O'Brien 2nd in a PB time of 19-31.

The event would not go ahead without the wonderful volunteers who freely gave up their Saturday morning to ensure the run happened. My personal thanks to them: Ems SOUTHERINGTON • Elizabeth JORDAN • Ken JUDE • Thomas SAUKA • Kathryn WILLS • Peter MONK • Gordon COWAN • Chris LEIGH • Hayley PEACH • Danny SCANLON • Tony RANDFIELD • Helen HARRIS • Joe COLGAN • Matthew PATTMAN • Nathan HADFIELD • Doug WILSON • Stuart HOLLICK • Richard HAMILTON • Alan FORD

This week 232 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

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 Jessica EARP who recorded a time of 18:46 on 5th May 2018 (event number 99).
The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 92.48% (22:36) on 25th February 2017 (event number 38).
Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 5,414 participants have completed 30,254 parkruns covering a total distance of 151,270 km, including 6,680 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #120 Run Report

Parkrun #120 Start
A definitely chilly start to the morning changed into a gloriously sunny autumn day for the 120th Stevenage parkrun. 282 people finished the course with 69 PBs and 19 completing the Stevenage course for the first time. We even had 12 people making their parkrun debut - well done and here's to many more events, PBs and Saturday morning fun!

Congratulations to Jonny Park for completing his 50th parkrun and Rosemary Biggs who volunteered for the 25th time! Emails regarding how to claim your parkrun club t-shirts should be coming your way soon.

As always, we couldn't bring you this week's event without a lovely bunch of volunteers: Phil DEAVES • Ken JUDE • Steve WELLS • Gordon COWAN • Esperanza CASTRO • Stella GARRETT • Tony RANDFIELD • Trevor BROOM • Rosemary BIGGS • Alan FORD • Dzenana TOPIC • Shelbe MOONBEAM • Marleen VAN ZWIETEN • Rachel HALL • Eleanor DOSWORA. You all did a sterling job today and made this Run Director very happy :-D If you'd like to be a hi-viz warrior, just email us at stevenagehelpers@parkrun.com. There are plenty of roles to choose from, some even allow you to still run the course.
Parkrun #120 volunteers

For more pictures of this week's event, have a look at our Facebook page. Full results from this week are available HERE

Have a great weekend everyone!

Jason

 

Event #119 Run Report

(Run Report by Elizabeth Jordan)

The anticipation was tangible as 281 people waited for the familiar countdown by the Run Director, Laura Kimpton. At 09:00, the crowd set off to run, jog or walk the 5K course through beautiful Fairlands Valley Park in favourable weather conditions (17 Centigrade).

A huge Shout-Out to the 19 volunteers who supported the event:
Laura KIMPTON • Phil DEAVES • Michael FLETCHER • Jason ROOT • Elizabeth JORDAN • Karen BROOM • Esperanza CASTRO • Eilish HISLOP • Tracy NORRIS • Stella GARRETT • Tony RANDFIELD • Stephen SMITHSON • Scott BILLINGS • Trevor BROOM • Shane HOPPER • Alan FORD • Matt SHONE • Rachel HALL • Eleanor DOSWORA

Volunteers are needed each week to support the event. You can opt-in online via your parkrun profile or speak to the parkrun director.

This week’s statistics are impressive. There were representatives from 19 different clubs, 35 first timers and 58 people recorded Personal Bests.

The first person over the line this week was Geoff Davey (18:11), Stuart Mead was second (18:37) and Kris Whitmore was third (19:48). The first female over the line was Emily Johnson (20.06), Emma Newberry was second (22:03) and Helen Elizabeth Hoyle was third (22:57). Well done to these amazing runners, and to everyone who completed the course. The full set of results can be found on the Stevenage parkrun Results Page HERE.

We look forward to seeing you next Saturday as a volunteer, participant or both, and please continue to spread the word about this fantastic weekly event.
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Photo by Phil Deaves

 

Event #118 Run Report

(Run Report by Karen Palmer)

It was an absolutely beautifully sunny Autumn morning at Fairlands Valley.

This week 319 people got their weekend off to a great start by running, jogging and walking the course.  32 were first timers and 70 of you lovely people recorded new Personal Bests.  That's around 22% of all participants.

Joining the Parkrun milestone club this week were Christian Trenkel running his 50th Parkrun - all in Stevenage.  It was a double celebration for junior Amélie Hobbs running a new PB of 24:06 finishing 7th female in her 50th Parkrun.  We hope it's not too long before you speeding around and wearing your milestone tshirts with pride.  No guarantee they will make you run faster but you never know.

Now for a few stats.

First over line was Jonathan Parr (17:52), then Matthew Jackson (18:49) followed a few seconds later by Kris Whitmore (18:52).

First lady was Emily Johnson (22:14).  There were PBs for the second and third ladies.  Well done Tracy Pitcairn (22:34) and Eva Ramsey (22:54).

Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

Stevenage Parkrun is always looking for more volunteers so please do opt in to volunteering on your Parkrun profile.  You never know you might even enjoy it 

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