A gentle reminder….

It has been great to see so many new faces over the last few weeks; Christmas holidays and New Years resolutions always bring new runners, joggers and walkers to parkrun and we welcome you all – what took you so long to find us?
This Saturday just gone we had over 30 people doing their first ever parkrun whilst at the other end of the scale we had 72 people running who have run more than 100 runs each!

Every so often we remind everybody of what they can expect from parkrun and what we expect from you, we cherish our community and want to keep it the safe, social and fun entity that it has developed into; allowing adults and children, elite athletes and first time walkers to all take part comfortably in the same event and to finish with a smile!

The first thing to remember is that it is a RUN not a RACE – this is important, we are all friends we are not trying to beat anyone else, there are no prizes. If you get held up for 10 seconds at a narrow point don’t worry about it, you have another 4900m to make it up or there is always next week, please don’t start trying to barge past people. Yes we want you to push for that PB but not at the expense of someone else’s enjoyment of their run.

Please remember your barcodes – your barcode need to be in a printed format, if you don’t have a barcode you will not get a time assigned to your profile. There are no excuses and we will not bend the rules for anyone, even children and even if you are on your 49th run! Please don’t ask the volunteers, it makes them feel awkward and they have been briefed to say no.

Children under the age of 11 must run within arms length of a responsible adult (over the age of 18). If somebody looks under 11 and any of the team sees them unaccompanied they will be asked how old they are and their athlete number possibly checked, if they are under 11 their time will be removed as well as the absent guardian if we can identify them. – This is part of terms of our insurance – again there are no excuses!

Dogs are welcome but should be kept on a short lead at all times, you are allowed to run with one dog only. If you are running with a dog please start from the back and slowly make your way forward – the only exception to this is if you are a fast canicross runner in which case please see the Run Director on the day and they will get you to start from a safer position.

Please be polite and courteous to all other park users through out the whole morning, this includes the car park before and after, whilst out on the run and also in and around the start/finish area. We are very lucky to have a park like the Racecourse/Haysden right in the middle of Tonbridge that we have been granted permission to use, but we share the park with each other and other users who have nothing to do with parkrun. We do not have a monopoly on the park on a Saturday morning so anybody you meet along the way have just as much right to be there as you do. Having 500+ people running towards you can be quite intimidating, waiting for that number of people to cross a bridge can be tiresome – a simple thank-you or good morning will go along way to appease them. If another park user gets in the way slow down and politely say ‘excuse me’ – if you are fit enough to get a PB this week you will be fit enough to get a PB next week. Don’t try to barge past them or tell them to get out of the way, it’s not necessary and is only going to cause the event problems.

Look after each other, it is a run not a race, it’s a family event. There is no need for swearing, yes we all do it from time to time but please be careful of you language. Spitting is disgusting in any walk of life, we understand that whilst running it is occasionally necessary it is still disgusting – if you have to spit then please move to the side (downwind) of any group that you are running in and spit down and out.

Please thank, smile, acknowledge and listen to the marshals, they are there to support and direct you but most importantly they are there for your safety, if they suggest a corner is slippery or to keep left - there is probably a reason. The marshals are all volunteers, all parkrunners like you contributing back to the event and community. Without them parkrun would not be able to operate, a smile and or a thumbs up will make it that much more rewarding. If you have never volunteered before give it a go - once every 10 runs would be ideal but 2-3 time a year might be easier?

Thank you for your continued support and for making Tonbridge parkrun a community that we can rightly be proud of.

Anthony

 

Event #214 – 30th December 2017

Today's run is sponsored by Peppa Pig and her muddy puddles !

If anyone wanted to christen their new running shoes they received for Christmas - today was the perfect opportunity - with puddles galore, and mud everywhere - today's run was ideal to clear the cobwebs from the Christmas festivities !

This week 460 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

Thank you to the 34 volunteers who helped make our event possible:

Laura GROVE • Dominic BOULLE • Anthony LESTER • Mary STEVENSON • Caroline BROOKS-JOHNSON • Sarah BOULLE • John SANDERS • Mick BARSTOW • Tony FULLBROOK • Jim PURSELL • Louise BURGESS • Lucy CANNON • Christopher SHARP • Neil BROOKS-JOHNSON • Jill POPE • Catherine MOORE • Jamie ROGERS • James CURRY • Alan BENNETT • Juni RIPLEY • Matt BOTTEN • Stephanie RUEFF • Richard BARCLAY • Lena RUEFF • Willy SIMON • Sean MCBREEN • Val GOWIN • Carolyn PRATLEY • Ela BURNINGHAM • Andrew DARKINS • Rachel RICHARDS • Andrea PECK • Dan SMITH • Chelsea REYES-ORTIZ

And here's one of the lovely muddle puddles we all enjoyed!

It is always exciting to see so many people coming along, and especially lovely to see people joining in the fun and spending their Saturday morning in the company of fellow runners, joggers and walkers.

And a BIG welcome to all the first time parkrunners who joined us - we hope you felt part of the parkrun family.

Don't forget to join us at 10:30 on New Year's day and if you're feeling extra energetic - Maidstone parkrun are having their New Year's day parkrun at 08:30 so you could do two in one day !

We hope you will come back next week and enjoy another run and be on your way to that exclusive milestone shirt - remember juniors need to run 10 times and adults need to run 50 times to claim their free milestone shirt.

Speaking of milestones, congratulations to the following who achieved their milestones today:

10 runs:
Taliyah DAHDI

50 runs:
Stephen DODD
Phillip WOODWARD
Nick ROMANO
Craig CHAPMAN
Noel DAVY
Angie CRUSH

100 runs:
Alison ROBINSON
Dominick HARDY

A massive thank you to each and every one of our wonderful volunteers - from the pre-event set-up team, bar-code scanners, token sorters, time-keepers, funnel managers, marshals, pacers and tail walkers - you are all fabulous - for supporting, cheering, encouraging all our parkrunners, and staying right until the end to clap and cheer and support everyone to the finish line.

As ever we are always need volunteers, if you have run 10 time or more since the last time you helped please consider dropping Laura an email and letting her know when you might like to help out over the next few weeks.
Email tonbridgehelpers@parkrun.com and Laura will let you know what we would like you to do. Remember every time you volunteer, you will be closer to your milestone T-Shirt.

If you haven’t checked out your runtime yet, today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tonbridge parkrun Results Page.

You can follow day to day updates on our facebook page and twitter feed.

Photos of this mornings run can be viewed on our Flickr page.

We hope you enjoyed your run and look forward to welcoming you next Saturday :) :) :)

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

The female record is held by Ashley GIBSON who recorded a time of 16:38 on 12th April 2014 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Charlie JOSLIN-ALLEN who recorded a time of 15:17 on 1st January 2015 (event number 55).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally MUSSON who recorded 92.02% (21:05) on 6th September 2014 (event number 38).

Tonbridge parkrun started on 9th November 2013. Since then 8,275 participants have completed 72,381 parkruns covering a total distance of 361,905 km, including 13,478 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #197 – 2nd September 2017

Tonbridge parkrun #197 word of the day - Amazing !

Tonbridge parkrun started on 9th November 2013 and since then 7,680 people have completed 64,301 parkruns covering a total of 321,505 km, including 12,264 new Personal Bests.

This week 630 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 111 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

A fabulous day for a morning run, jog or walk in Tonbridge park, through the woods and round Barden Lake.

And to prove how much fun we all had - here's a few of us finishing the run :)


It is always exciting to see so many people coming along, and especially amazed to see 630 people joining in the fun and spending their Saturday morning in the company of fellow runners, joggers and walkers.

The Circus was in Town at Tunbridge Wells, so we welcomed fellow parkrunners from Tunbridge Wells - we hope you enjoyed your run with us - I believe Tonbridge parkrun is a tad less hillier than Tunbridge Wells !

And a BIG welcome to all the first time parkrunners who joined us - we hope you felt part of the parkrun family and we hope you will come back next week and enjoy another run and be on your way to that exclusive milestone shirt - remember juniors need to run 10 times and adults need to run 50 times to claim their free milestone shirt.

Speaking of milestones, congratulations to the following who achieved their milestones today:

10 runs:
Freddie MEREDITH JONES
Luke DIMOND
Andrew SAUNDERS
Chantelle GUNTER
Alfie MILLINGTON
Sebastian KREUZBERG
Rebecca SAUNDERS
Spencer ELPHICK

100 runs:
Kirsten SMITH
Oliver KINGSTON
Lyndon COLLINS

A huge thanks to the volunteers who helped with our event:

Laura GROVE • Dominic BOULLE • Lizzy HICKS • Susan CHIVERS • Anthony LESTER • Caroline BROOKS-JOHNSON • John SANDERS • Sarah SHEWELL • Bob DAVIS • Lionel STIELOW • Daniel IVEY • Marc BURROWS • Liz HOLLANDS • Jim PURSELL • Grazia MANZOTTI • Neil BROOKS-JOHNSON • Jill POPE • Ronald DENNEY • Catherine MOORE • Jamie ROGERS • Melissa BARSTOW • Alan BENNETT • Jade STOWELL • Luciana ANDERSON • Jonathan KERSEY • Sophie KERSEY • Martin MACMILLAN • David FULLBROOK • Anne WILSON • Jean BOULLE • Ian BRACKEN • Izzy GEORGE • Rachel RICHARDS • Charlie REED • Andrew WOODING JONES • Chelsea REYES-ORTIZ

A massive thank you to each and every one of our wonderful volunteers - from the pre-event set-up team, bar-code scanners, token sorters, time-keepers, funnel managers, marshals, pacers and tail walkers - you are all fabulous - for supporting, cheering, encouraging all our parkrunners, and staying right until the end to clap and cheer and support everyone to the finish line.

As ever we are always need volunteers, if you have run 10 time or more since the last time you helped please consider dropping Laura an email and letting her know when you might like to help out over the next few weeks.
Email tonbridgehelpers@parkrun.com and Laura will let you know what we would like you to do. Remember every time you volunteer, you will be closer to your milestone T-Shirt.

If you haven’t checked out your runtime yet, today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tonbridge parkrun Results Page.

You can follow day to day updates on our facebook page and twitter feed.

Photos of this mornings run can be viewed on our Flickr page.

We hope you enjoyed your run and look forward to welcoming you next Saturday :) :) :)

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

Male placings:
Julian RENDALL (VM40-44) of Tonbridge AC, was first over the line in 16:39 - 12th time in 30 appearances.
Neil SMITH (VM40-44) of Anster Haddies RC, was second over the line in 16:41.
William HOBBS (SM18-19) of Tunbridge Wells Harriers, was third over the line in 17:24 - has been first to finish on 28 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Lily SLACK (JW10) of Tonbridge AC, was first (38th overall) over the line in 20:41 - second time in 33 appearances.
Sophie SLACK (JW11-14) of Tonbridge AC, was second (56th overall) over the line in 21:41 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.
Kim DEENEY (VW45-49) of Tunbridge Wells Harriers, was third (68th overall) over the line in 22:04 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Neil SMITH (VM40-44) – 84.32% for the time 16:41 (second overall).
Lily SLACK (JW10) – 82.51% for the time 20:41 (38th overall).
Julian RENDALL (VM40-44) – 81.98% for the time 16:39 (first overall).

The female record is held by Ashley GIBSON who recorded a time of 16:38 on 12th April 2014 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Charlie JOSLIN-ALLEN who recorded a time of 15:17 on 1st January 2015 (event number 55).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally MUSSON who recorded 92.02% (21:05) on 6th September 2014 (event number 38).

 

Event #191 – 22nd July 2017

Tonbridge parkrun started on 9th November 2013.

Since then we have welcomed 7,346 people, completing 61,230 parkruns covering a total distance of 306,150 km, including 11,782 new Personal Bests !

This week 510 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

Another glorious day in our beautiful town, and what better weather to go for a run on a Saturday morning.

It was exciting to see so many people running their first parkrun - we hope you enjoyed your run and felt part of the parkrun family - we hope you will come back next week and enjoy another run and be on your way to that exclusive milestone shirt - remember juniors need to run 10 times and adults need to run 50 times to claim their free milestone shirt.

Speaking of milestones, congratulations to the following runners who achieved their milestones today:

10 runs:
Olivia MARTER
James ROSS
Jory LAUNDER

50 runs:
Grazia MANZOTTI
James COOKE
Peter JOHNSON

150 runs:
Keeley HOAD

A huge thanks to the volunteers who helped with our event:

Laura GROVE • Anthony LESTER • Caroline BROOKS-JOHNSON • Maria CRESPO-GIBB • Harry ABRAHIM • Michael THOMSON • Justine NORRIS • Peter HORNE • John SANDERS • Amanda SMITH • Lionel STIELOW • Lucy KINGSTON • Jim PURSELL • Stuart MOTTRAM • Neil BROOKS-JOHNSON • Jill POPE • Jamie ROGERS • Dillon HOBBS • William HOBBS • Alan BENNETT • Lucy EAMES • Alex SLACK • Sophie SLACK • Carolyn POLLARD • Chris ANDREW • Jean BOULLE • Sean MCBREEN • Mark STOKES • Josh STOKES • Rachel RICHARDS • Megan HOUNSLOW • Chelsea REYES-ORTIZ

A massive thank you to each and every one of our wonderful volunteers - from the pre-event set-up team, bar-code scanners, token sorters, time-keepers, funnel managers, marshals, pacers and tail runners - you are all fabulous - for supporting, cheering, encouraging all our parkrunners, and staying right until the end to clap and cheer and support everyone to the finish line.

As ever we are always need volunteers, if you have run 10 time or more since the last time you helped please consider dropping Laura an email and letting her know when you might like to help out over the next few weeks.
Email tonbridgehelpers@parkrun.com and Laura will let you know what we would like you to do. Remember every time you volunteer, you will be closer to your milestone T-Shirt.

If you haven’t checked out your runtime yet, today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tonbridge parkrun Results Page.

You can follow day to day updates on our facebook page and twitter feed.

Photos of this mornings run can be viewed on our Flickr page.

We hope you enjoyed your run and look forward to welcoming you next Saturday :) :) :)

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

Male placings:
Julian RENDALL (VM35-39) of Tonbridge AC, was first over the line in 16:40 - 8th time in 26 appearances.
Dan SCHOFIELD (JM15-17) of Tonbridge AC, was second over the line in 16:40 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
James PRICE (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:30.

Female placings:
Ali FARRALL (VW40-44) of Wadhurst Runners, was first (24th overall) over the line in 21:03 - 21st time in 44 appearances.
Sophie SLACK (JW11-14) of Tonbridge AC, was second (26th overall) over the line in 21:10 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.
Annabelle HALES (JW11-14) of Tonbridge AC, was third (39th overall) over the line in 22:05.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Dan SCHOFIELD (JM15-17) – 83.50% for the time 16:40 (second overall).
Julian RENDALL (VM35-39) – 81.30% for the time 16:40 (first overall).
Sophie SLACK (JW11-14) – 78.58% for the time 21:10 (26th overall).

The female record is held by Ashley GIBSON who recorded a time of 16:38 on 12th April 2014 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Charlie JOSLIN-ALLEN who recorded a time of 15:17 on 1st January 2015 (event number 55).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally MUSSON who recorded 92.02% (21:05) on 6th September 2014 (event number 38).

 

Event #185 – 10th June 2017

What a beau-ti-ful day for a run !

Some would say a little too warm, but we were blessed with lovely sunny skies for the run on our alternative route today due to the football fiesta.
It so lovely to see lots of smiling faces waiting in anticipation for the start horn, and thank you to Anthony for our pre-run brief.
The wonderful thing about our alternative route if that when we reach the lake turn around point you get the chance to Hi-5 everyone as you pass on your way back around the lake - this makes for a lovely chance to see everyone who is running.

Thank you to Peter Horne and Keeley Hoad for photographing our event - photos of this mornings run can be viewed on our Flickr page.

Thank you to Peter Horne for the photo showing the wonderful volunteers setting up.

And I think Peter enjoyed the opportunity for a cool down in the pond to get this wonderful shot !

We hope you enjoyed your run and look forward to welcoming you next Saturday :)

Congratulations to the following runners who achieved their milestones today:

50 runs:
Christopher SAMS
Clare ANDREW

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Keeley HOAD • Laura GROVE • Michael YOULTON • Anthony LESTER • Michael THOMSON • Justine NORRIS • Peter HORNE • Bob DAVIS • Amanda SMITH • Lucy KINGSTON • Daniel IVEY • Liz HOLLANDS • Iain ROBERTSON • Catherine MOORE • Vivienne BRIGGS • Jamie ROGERS • Robert STYLES • Dillon HOBBS • William HOBBS • Alan BENNETT • Jonathan KERSEY • Sophie KERSEY • Lyndon JENNINGS • Ron WELLER • Matt SMITH • Maggie STRONACH • Matthew SUMPTER • Richard OUTTEN • Izzy GEORGE • Charlie REED • Megan HOUNSLOW

A massive thank you to each and every one of our wonderful volunteers - from the pre-event set-up team, bar-code scanners, token sorters, time-keepers, funnel managers, marshals, pacers and tail runners - you are all fabulous - for supporting, cheering, encouraging all our parkrunners, and staying right until the end to clap and cheer and support everyone to the finish line.

As ever we are always need volunteers, if you have run 10 time or more since the last time you helped please consider dropping Laura an email and letting her know when you might like to help out over the next few weeks.
Email tonbridgehelpers@parkrun.com and Laura will let you know what we would like you to do. Remember every time you volunteer, you will be closer to your milestone T-Shirt.

If you haven’t checked out your runtime yet, today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tonbridge parkrun Results Page.
Photos of this mornings run can be viewed on our Flickr page.

You can follow day to day updates on our facebook page and twitter feed.
Photos of the event can be found on flickr.

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

This week 466 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

Male placings:
Craig CHAPMAN (VM40-44) of Tunbridge Wells Harriers, was first over the line in 18:01 - 6th time in 18 appearances.
Oliver KINGSTON (JM15-17) of Tonbridge AC, was second over the line in 18:23.
William HOBBS (SM18-19) of Tunbridge Wells Harriers, was third over the line in 18:26 - has been first to finish on 28 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Sophie SLACK (JW11-14) of Tonbridge AC, was first (14th overall) over the line in 20:26 - 9th time in 43 appearances.
Harriette WOOLLEY (SW25-29) of Tunbridge Wells Harriers, was second (20th overall) over the line in 20:44.
Ali FARRALL (VW40-44) of Wadhurst Runners, was third (28th overall) over the line in 21:26 - has been first to finish on 19 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Sophie SLACK (JW11-14) – 81.40% for the time 20:26 (14th overall).
Craig CHAPMAN (VM40-44) – 78.08% for the time 18:01 (first overall).
John FLITTON (VM60-64) – 77.55% for the time 21:14 (27th overall).

The female record is held by Ashley GIBSON who recorded a time of 00:16:38 on 12th April 2014 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Charlie JOSLIN-ALLEN who recorded a time of 00:15:17 on 1st January 2015 (event number 55).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally MUSSON who recorded 92.02% (21:05) on 6th September 2014 (event number 38).

Tonbridge parkrun started on 9th November 2013. Since then 7,119 participants have completed 58,533 parkruns covering a total distance of 292,665 km, including 11,369 new Personal Bests.

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