New Years Day: Telford parkrun 228

Today saw the rare opportunity allowing parkrunner's to complete two parkruns in one day. Many took advantage of this opportunity, choosing to take the trip over to Shrewsbury for a 8:30am start, then travelling to Telford for a 10:30am start.

The Run Director's and Timekeeper also chose to do this, and we can confirm that Shrewsbury certainly had the better end of the deal with the weather. Although cold, it was dry.
On arrival at the park, cue some strange looks from dog walkers, who were greeted with runner's changing out of running kit, into several layers, followed by a high-viz top. Cue: Rain :(

The rain started just after set up and never relented until almost the end. This sent our scanning devices into meltdown, with almost all of them choosing to pack up periodically, and most certainly at the busiest time. We apologise for the queues!

562 brave parkrunners completed the course, which is still pretty messy following the snow and over 30 trees coming down in the town park. Well done to everyone that completed the double, but a huge thank you to all the high viz volunteers that endured some of the worst weather conditions we have had in some time.

The event ended on another positive a couple of our regular Telford parkrunner's got engaged. Jim Vidler popped the question at the finish, and Natalie Dimmock, said "yes"! Fantastic guys.

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Happy New Year to you all!

 

New Years Day Telford parkrun Update

Further to our earlier post, we are having a parkrun on New Years Day!
We have adjusted the time to 10:30am, from 10am. This is due to Shrewsbury parkrun also taking place on New Years Day at 8:30am. We want to give you the opportunity to complete two parkruns if you so wish.

There is no better way to start your New Year!

 

Telford parkrun: Event 222

Last week parkrun globally celebrated passing the 4 millionth register parkrunner worldwide which is a phenomenal achievement considering how it started just over 13 years ago with only 13 runners congregating in Bushy park. Last week Jim also celebrated his 80th birthday with a special appearance on the local news and the celebrations continued again this week, with a fantastic array of cakes waiting for everyone at the finish line, which went down a treat! Thank you!

456 parkrunners lined up on the paths of Telford Town Park to take part in event number 222!
All runners were supported by the following 31 volunteers who gave up their free time to enable today’s event to happen:
Katie COTTON • Kim FAWKE • Andrew CROZIER • Jennifer HARROWER • Jennifer ROBINSON • Mike SPRASON • Gary ANNETT • Kevin CAIN • Mark HALSTEAD • Amanda ASHLEY • Richard SMITH • Melvin LILLEY • Warren NUTTALL • Johnathon SMART • Lee SUTTON • Helen MADDEN • Stacey PASKIN • Julia LACEY • Paula JOHNSTON • Ann SOUTH • Jayne POWELL • Susie BROWN • Andy PIGG • Gillian PUTMAN • Rebecca DAVIES • Rachel ANNETT • Robin CHEBSEY • Dean ASTON • Alfie-Lee SUTTON • Rosalind DERICI • Claire WARDEN
William KAY of Telford AC was first over the line securing a new pb in the process of 17:17, Andy MCQUE of Liverpool Harriers & AC was second over the line, securing a new pb of 17:20. Paul O'BRIEN of Telford Harriers was the third male over the line also securing a new pb of 17:41.

Katie COTTON of Long Eaton Running Club was the first female to cross the line in 21:37, Dawn CHURM of Lawley Running Club was second female over the line in 22:25, Rachel FLANNIGAN of Phoenix Striders was third female over the line in 22:43.

We welcomed 60 first timers, of which 34 were new to parkrun. We welcome the following people to the parkrun family and hope to see you again soon:
Courtney DE GRASSE-GRANT • Sue TANDY • Simon COLE • Diane BERRY • Graham LEWIS • Manuela BOETTGER-YOUNG • Rob CONROY • Ray CLEWS • Lorraine BAKER • Kelly UNDERWOOD • Tony BAKER • Stuart TAYLOR • Alistair WAITE • Jayne FORD • Karl BENTING • Jacqueline GUY • Jo BENNETT • Mark CRUTCHLEY • Taine ASKEW • Michelle CRUTCHLEY • Steven WARD • Claire TOPPER • Tamara CROUCH •Josh MUSGRAVE • Thom PRICE-TATTERSALL • Aiden LEWIS • Linda CLEWS • Stewart MCCLAY • Howard JONES • Linda HARDMAN • Dean WOOD • Aidan MCGRATH • Allan PITCHFORD • Sian LOWE
Of the remaining first timers we welcomed tourist from Long Eaton, Rosliston, Basingstoke, Hanley and Hockley Woods to name a few.
Twenty four runners completed the difficult second parkrun of which nineteen recorded new pbs. We are glad to see you are now hooked on parkrun and won’t be getting a Saturday morning lie in for a while!
78 runners recorded new pbs including, Conal SMITH in 18:17, Sarah COLLINS in​ 23:01, Avril PARKER-JONES in 29:10, Alfie PIGG in 34:09 and Vicki PRICE-TATTERSALL in 47:35.

Congratulations to junior Madeleine HARTLAND who ran her 10th parkrun in 23:32 and Rebecca OWEN-JONES ran her 100th parkrun in 46:31, well done on your milestones! Paul SPRIGGS ran an ‘unofficial milestone’ and completed his 150th parkrun in 25:42.
Well done to everyone who ran, walked or jogged today!
Today’s full results can be found on the Telford parkrun results page of the website:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/telford/results/latestresults/

Parkrun cannot happen without a team of volunteers – details of how to volunteer are available on the Telford parkrun website. There are roles to support everybody with full training and support being given. There are also roles such as pre event set up, first timers briefing and run report writing which can be done and you can still run! The volunteer roster can be found here:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/telford/futureroster/

Telford parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am, with a briefing for tourists and first timers taking place just outside the visitor centre at 8:50am.
Parkrun is a fun event for all abilities and for those over 4 years old, it is free to enter but it is a barcode only event so all runners need to bring along a barcode to avoid being one of the 27 runners this week coming through on the results page as unknown.
Anyone new to parkrun should register beforehand at http://parkrun.org.uk and print off and bring along the reusable barcode.
Look forward to seeing you all next week!

 

Telford Run Report – Event No 221 – 4th November 2017 parkrun – Lawley Running Club and ReAssure Takeover

An impressive turnout with 512 parkrunner arrived eager to take on the Telford parkrun and 53 amazing volunteers made this event possible.
This event was made extra special with the kind runners from Lawley Running Club sporting the pacer bibs enabling so many parkrunners to achieve PBs.

There were many new runners this week from ReAssure who took on the couch to 5k challenge. Congratulations on finishing your first parkrun and welcome to the community and we hope to see you all next week.
The first, second and third males across the finish line was Christian EVANS, Matt COSTELLO and Alexander EVANS (also a PB) with a time of 16:37, 16:51 and 17:14 respectively. The first, second and third females across the finish line was Ewelina WESTCOTT, Dawn CHURM and Tracie TRURMAN with a time of 22:12, 22:26 and 22:42 respectively.
Welcome to the 40 first timers to parkrun and the 11 first timer tourists to the Telford parkrun. We had a several parkrunners achieving milestones this week, Dan BENHAM achieved his 10th parkrun and Carl JONES achieved his 50th parkrun today. Congratulations to the 64 of you that achieved PBs this week. There were 24 Unknowns – please don’t forget your barcodes!
Kim FAWKE took charge as Run Director and Volunteer Co-ordinator, assisted by Andrew CROZIER. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time to direct, organise, set-up, marshal, Pace-set, timekeep, tail walk, barcode scan, manage the finish funnel and give out and sort finish tokens.
Thank you to all the volunteers:
Amy ALDRIDGE, Viv BARNETT, Gareth BELLAMY, Sarah BRADSHAW, Richard BRADSHAW, Isabel BRADSHAW, Kevin BRIERLEY, Susie BROWN, Jim BUCKLE, Paul CARLINE, Joanne CARSWELL, Wendy CARTWRIGHT, Emma CROSS, Lindsay CROZIER, Andrew CROZIER, Kirsty DAKER, Claire DELAMERE, Carl EDGINGTON, Kim FAWKE, Chris FAWKE, Callum FRANCE, Paul FRANCE, Iwan GOODRIDGE, Mark GOODRIDGE, Kerrie GRAY, Nathan GREEN, Joseph HARAN, Shirley HINES, Tania HINES, Sarah INGLIS, Sally LILL, Samantha LLOYD, Claire MATHIAS, Warren NUTTALL, Ryan O'NEILL, Sarah PAINTER, Stacey PASKIN, Sara PASKIN, Jay PERKS, Phil PLANT, Alistair POTTER, Gillian PUTMAN, Clare SMITH, Richard SMITH, Flynn SMITH, Ann SOUTH, Mike SPRASON, Tracie TRUEMAN, Daniel TURNER, Matthew VAUGHAN, Neil WOODFINE, Matthew WRIGHT, Nicola WRIGHT.
You are all amazing people!

 

Telford parkrun 220- 28th October 2017

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“I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab, began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise…
463 did arrive and did the mash,
they did the parkrun mash”

An impressive turnout for Halloween weekend. 463 parkrunner arrived eager to take on the Telford parkrun and 30 amazing volunteers made this event possible.
The first, second and third males across the finish line was Craig STANDRIN, James EGLESTON and Andy MCQUE (also a PB) with a time of 17:08, 17:22 and 17:27 respectively. The first, second and third females across the finish line was Amber CADMAN-GIBB (also a PB) , Edith CHARLESWORTH and Charlotte FOXALL with a time of 20:53, 20:57 and 21:17 respectively.
Welcome to the 50 first timers to parkrun and the 18 first timer tourists to the Telford parkrun. We had a several parkrunners achieving milestones this week, Richard PALMER and Sam HALL achieved their 50th parkrun today. Congratulations to the 72 of you that achieved PBs this week. There were 28 Unknowns – please don’t forget your barcodes!
Phil PLANT took charge as Run Director, assisted by Volunteer Co-ordinator Kim Fawke. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time to direct, organise, set-up, marshal, timekeep, tail walk, barcode scan, manage the finish funnel and give out and sort finish tokens.
Thank you to all the volunteers:
Keri BENTING, Robin CAMPS, Trish CLIFFORD, Emma CROSS, Bryan CUTTER, Rebecca DAVIES, Rosalind DERICI, Louise DRINKALD, Wendy Elizabeth EVANS, Kim FAWKE, Mark GOODRIDGE, Iwan GOODRIDGE, Nathan GREEN, Emily JONES, Roy LACEY, Melvin LILLEY, Samantha LLOYD, Gary MIDDLETON, Warren NUTTALL, Oliver NUTTALL, Ryan O'NEILL, Phil PLANT, Peter RAWLINGS, Johanna Bridget SAUNDERS, Clare SMITH, Mike SPRASON, Ann-Marie TYRER, Ewelina WESTCOTT, Tania WILLOUGHBY and Rob WOOD.
You are all amazing people!

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