Valentines parkrun # 417 – 12/01/2019

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Welcome one and all to the Valentines run report for our event number #417 hosted at Valentines Park Ilford Essex.

Weather for mid-January was pretty good I thought around 8 degrees at 9am and no rain (I hate the rain) we had a lovely contingent of parkrunners today at just shy of 300 people. With an amazing 24 volunteers!!.

After last week’s gremlins I am sure the core team had checked double checked and triple checked all the equipment and to be honest all seems to have gone perfectly results were up online by around 10.30am. Well done everyone super effort all round by everyone.

VOLUNTEERS

24 utterly wonderful volunteers today what a great number all cheering and helping and making parkrun a great event all names listed below please accept the applause for everyone.

Zainab ACHHA, Tom BARTON, Lucy BEMAND-QURESHI, Felicity BEMAND-QURESHI, Daniel BULLOCK, Phil BUTCHER, Emil C., Emma COCHINO, Andrew COOK, Julia COOK, Kathryn CREANEY, Manji GAMI, Stephen GILSON, Stuart HARKNETT, Ed HOOKE, Esther KEANE, Frieda KEANE, Joseph KUCHIPUDI, Shiloh KUCHIPUDI, Rowland LYONS, Paul MATTHEWS, Alison SALE, Bill SAUNDERS, Tim WOOD

 

FIRST TIME EVER PARKRUNNERS

Today 13 people turned up for their first ever parkrun with an almost even split 7 men and 6 ladies, well done all hope you enjoyed it? Same time next week now you know the route it makes it much easier. Well done to all names listed below.

Safwan NAQIB 25:15 JM15-17 54.26 % M 50 First Timer!
Michael JAKOB 25:32 SM25-29 50.52 % M 56 First Timer!
Louisa RODWELL 33:17 VW40-44 46.22 % F 50 First Timer!
Aimee HIGGINS 33:24 VW35-39 45.51 % F 52 First Timer!
Victor OSAGIE 34:17 VM50-54 43.02 % M 135 First Timer!
Roderick BECKFORD 36:06 SM25-29 35.73 % M 146 First Timer!
Robyn LOW 39:44 JW10 45.60 % F 95 First Timer!
Perminder KAUR 40:54 VW45-49 39.61 % F 102 First Timer!
Shiraz DUDHIA 41:58 VM55-59 37.89 % M 162 First Timer!
Rukshana DUDHIA 42:29 VW55-59 43.78 % F 104 First Timer!
Mark LEEMING 44:30 VM40-44 31.12 % M 165 First Timer!
Kulwinder KAUR 47:46 VW45-49 33.57 % F 112 First Timer!
Ravi SARDA 48:42 VM65-69 34.43 % M 172 First Timer!

 

TOURISTS – VISITORS

21 people arrived today for their first time at Valentines. I am sure some had come from other local runs some much further afield, but thank you all for coming we do hope you enjoyed the run the park the café most of all the people :)

 

Mary BRANT 28:19 JW15-17 53.38 % F 25 First Timer! 2
Haydn NEWLAND 20:00 SM25-29 64.50 % M 6 First Timer! 2
Lauren RIDLEY 23:34 SW20-24 62.80 % F 5 First Timer! 5
Paul WILLIAMS 25:55 VM55-59 59.29 % M 60 First Timer! 9
Peter MONTGOMERY 35:51 SM30-34 36.59 % M 145 First Timer! 10
Louise EGGETT 28:05 SW30-34 53.06 % F 22 First Timer! 11
Kate HAMBLIN 34:09 SW20-24 43.34 % F 57 First Timer! 12
Simon MONTGOMERY 28:31 VM35-39 46.81 % M 85 First Timer! 18
Glenn BREED 24:53 VM35-39 54.05 % M 45 First Timer! 18
Matthew WRIGHT 22:04 SM30-34 59.44 % M 16 First Timer! 22
Evie REID 34:11 JW10 57.14 % F 59 First Timer! 35
Mel FARNES 24:53 VW40-44 61.49 % F 9 First Timer! 35
Sandra RHODES 32:17 VW55-59 56.07 % F 41 First Timer! 42
Stephen RHODES 22:54 VM50-54 66.52 % M 21 First Timer! 42
Kelly Alexandra BAIN 49:57 VW45-49 31.80 % F 115 First Timer! 47
Emily REID 34:13 VW40-44 44.72 % F 60 First Timer! 51
Katie STRINGER 28:02 JW11-14 56.96 % F 21 First Timer! 66
Paul YOUNG 24:03 VM45-49 59.88 % M 38 First Timer! 102
Clare GRENNAN 29:34 VW40-44 52.42 % F 32 First Timer! 106
James TAVERNER 20:52 VM35-39 64.46 % M 8 First Timer! 142
Andrew STRINGER 32:40 VM45-49 44.08 % M 128 First Timer! 200

 

PERSONAL BEST AWARDS

Wow 29 personal best were beaten today by some amazing people just imagine how fast these people will be going when the weather warms a little and their muscles are warm and looser!! Super effort everyone.

Rebecca DENTON 45:16 VW40-44 34.76 % F 111 New PB! 27
Geetha RAMESH 41:20 VW45-49 38.43 % F 103 New PB! 2
Victoria MANNING-MONRO 39:33 SW25-29 37.42 % F 92 New PB! 6
Rhianedd HUGHES 37:46 VW45-49 42.45 % F 84 New PB! 14
Bernadette WINTER 36:51 VW55-59 50.47 % F 81 New PB! 10
Amandeep BATTU 36:48 VW40-44 41.80 % F 79 New PB! 3
Mandip PADAM 36:20 VW35-39 41.65 % F 76 New PB! 7
Janine EDWARDS 36:08 VW35-39 41.65 % F 73 New PB! 11
Kenneth VASSALL 35:34 VM45-49 41.14 % M 141 New PB! 2
Jojo THOMAS 34:59 VM45-49 40.54 % M 138 New PB! 16
Karla WILLIAMS 34:53 VW35-39 43.00 % F 66 New PB! 4
Iuliia VUIKA 34:26 VW40-44 45.35 % F 64 New PB! 9
Indy SOHL 34:09 VW40-44 46.07 % F 58 New PB! 13
Rita FULLMAN 31:48 VW50-54 54.04 % F 39 New PB! 4
John EDWARDS 30:22 VM40-44 45.99 % M 103 New PB! 3
Rachel CAMPBELL 30:19 SW20-24 48.82 % F 35 New PB! 2
David INNISS 30:18 SM30-34 43.07 % M 102 New PB! 3
Stéphanie EVANS 29:07 VW40-44 52.83 % F 29 New PB! 29
Wendy REDDAWAY 28:43 VW55-59 63.90 % F 27 New PB! 276
Manuela ROSSMAR 28:14 VW40-44 54.49 % F 24 New PB! 17
Dara KHAN 27:26 JM10 62.03 % M 74 New PB! 4
Luca PULLIA 27:24 VM35-39 48.11 % M 73 New PB! 8
Jason SALES 24:46 VM50-54 60.50 % M 44 New PB! 25
Simon WILLIAMS 24:21 VM55-59 65.30 % M 42 New PB! 3
Matthew WHITEMAN 23:33 VM40-44 57.96 % M 31 New PB! 29
Chris PADGHAM 22:00 SM30-34 58.94 % M 15 New PB! 13
Hayley MORLEY 21:33 VW40-44 71.38 % F 2 New PB! 6
Oliver LANGFORD 19:50 SM25-29 65.13 % M 5 New PB! 6
Paul REDDAWAY 18:10 VM55-59 87.52 % M 3 New PB! 274

 

As always will pull a couple of names at random just to get the extra recognition they should get for being superstars this week.

Rebecca Denton new PB of 45.16 totally smashing her old PB from April 2018 by over 30 seconds infact lets cheer this more 36 seconds to be precise!!! Take a bow Rebecca.

Jo Jo Thomas previous PB was back in 2016, today almost 5 minutes yep 5 minutes faster with a new PB of 34.59 amazing effort !!!!!!!!

Indy Sohl Knocking another 17 seconds from previous PB to set a new time of 34.09 I can see that 34 second barrier being beaten very very soon. Top effort.

Stéphanie Evans 2nd week of hitting a new PB surely shows Stephanie is on a roll now at 29.07 absolutely certain the sub 29 minute time is due very soon.

 

AGE GRADED TOP 10

Paul REDDAWAY 18:10 VM55-59 87.52 % M 3 New PB! 274
Paul GAIMSTER 17:07 VM40-44 82.18 % M 1 PB stays at 00:16:41 190
Carol BROOME 22:52 VW50-54 74.20 % F 3 PB stays at 00:21:05 108
Ashley FARIA 20:20 VM45-49 71.39 % M 7 PB stays at 00:19:47 207
Hayley MORLEY 21:33 VW40-44 71.38 % F 2 New PB! 6
Sameena AHMED 21:23 VW35-39 71.08 % F 1 PB stays at 00:21:17 41
Gill PRINGLE 29:28 VW65-69 70.93 % F 31 PB stays at 00:29:01 139
Med DAHBI 21:18 VM50-54 69.25 % M 11 PB stays at 00:20:41 14
Judy KEITH 26:58 VW55-59 68.05 % F 17 PB stays at 00:26:25 23
Ulrike GERSTENBERG 23:17 VW40-44 66.57 % F 4 PB stays at 00:23:00 27

 

Age related top 10 has a 6 ladies to 4 men split two Pauls taking the top 2 places with 2 PB set by Paul Reddaway and Hayley Morley well done all 10.

 

MALE TOP 5

Paul GAIMSTER 17:07 VM40-44 82.18 % M PB stays at 00:16:41 190
Paul REDDAWAY 18:10 VM55-59 87.52 % M New PB! 274
Ainsley CRAWFORD 19:43 SM25-29 65.43 % M PB stays at 00:19:05 10
Oliver LANGFORD 19:50 SM25-29 65.13 % M New PB! 6
Haydn NEWLAND 20:00 SM25-29 64.50 % M First Timer! 2

 

Great running from all 5 guys with Paul Reddaway and Oliver Langford setting new PB Haydn making 5 on his first attempt at Valentines.

 

TOP 5 LADIES

 

Sameena AHMED 21:23 VW35-39 71.08 % F 1 PB stays at 00:21:17 41
Hayley MORLEY 21:33 VW40-44 71.38 % F 2 New PB! 6
Carol BROOME 22:52 VW50-54 74.20 % F 3 PB stays at 00:21:05 108
Ulrike GERSTENBERG 23:17 VW40-44 66.57 % F 4 PB stays at 00:23:00 27
Lauren RIDLEY 23:34 SW20-24 62.80 % F 5 First Timer! 5

 

Samenna takes top spot for ladies, just 5 seconds from her own recent PB. Hayley does great breaking into the 21 seconds bracket at Valentines on her third attempt, with Carol and Ulrike taking 4th and 5th plus Laura taking 5th on her first attempt at Valentines. Wonderful running all.

 

MILESTONES

Just the one milestone today LK Dhaliwal hitting the 50 shirt milestone all her runs have been at Valentines starting way back in June 2014 so getting to 50 has taken a while but its shows turn up when you can and in the end you will get the reward.

 

CONCLUSIONS

Great event today  as always, loads of volunteers all the equipment gremlins stayed away so great fun all round thanks to everyone who came hope you all enjoyed.

 

Until next week have a great time

 

The Valentines reporter. :)

 

 

Valentines parkrun # 416 – 05/01/2019

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Good evening fellow parkrun participants I do hope you’re very well and in great spirts.

This report comes very late almost a week to be precise, but sadly through no fault of anyone at all, the mighty GREMLINS struck Valentines parkrun equipment!!!! And our ever so wonderful and efficient core team did their best to adjust times by asking questions searching various tracking applications to try and ensure everyone had a close time to what they actually walked jogged or ran so I think the biggest round of applause should go to them and certain individuals who really put the extra effort in this last week!!!!!!
This will be my first report of 2019 as I have been rather under the weather all over the festive and new year break nothing serious of course just the dreaded winter cold that seems to always catch a few people out when least expecting it. So I do apologize for the lack of reports it was not from the lack of not wanting too more the lack of being able to get off the couch!!! (That is my excuse and I am sticking to it)

Run report 416 it was blinking freezing, I jest not as I walked down from my car I saw squirrels shivering or was the my eyes shivering and making all around look like it was shaking??? Nope it was really really cold…. (Just checked as I wrote weather for parkrun 417 12.01.2019 a balmy 8 degrees oh wow better get the suntan lotion ready!!)

Once again huge thanks to everyone who took part turned up and made parkrun what its meant to be a great morning and sometimes afternoon day out.

VOLUNTEERS

jennifer AKROYD, Tom BARTON, Stephen GILSON, Morgan KEANE, Esther KEANE, Maxine LECKERMAN, Pathrose LOUIS, Rowland LYONS, Paul MATTHEWS, Bill SAUNDERS, Meera SAVJANI, Tim WOOD

FIRST TIME EVER

Yusuf GUL 27:36 SM25-29 46.74 % M 80 First Timer! 1
Anisa DUDHIA 27:41 SW25-29 53.46 % F 18 First Timer! 1
Ian FAIR 32:58 VM45-49 43.02 % M 125 First Timer! 1
Stuart THORPE 32:58 VM40-44 41.71 % M 127 First Timer! 1
Terri RICHARDS 33:37 SW25-29 44.03 % F 50 First Timer! 1
Kenneth VASSALL 35:55 VM45-49 40.74 % M 138 First Timer! 1
Geetha RAMESH 42:00 VW45-49 37.82 % F 91 First Timer! 1

 

 

PERSONAL BEST AWARDS

 

Susan CREW 34:50 VW45-49 46.51 % F 61 New PB! 2
Ally BUTT 34:50 VW45-49 46.03 % F 62 New PB! 2
Uzma BUTT 34:50 VW45-49 46.03 % F 63 New PB! 2
Mike WANDEL 32:10 VM35-39 40.98 % M 118 New PB! 3
Rita FULLMAN 32:58 VW50-54 52.12 % F 44 New PB! 3
Cristina CAYCEDO 47:49 VW65-69 43.71 % F 96 New PB! 3
Parminder DADIAL 50:00 VW50-54 33.53 % F 102 New PB! 3
Oliver LANGFORD 20:07 SM25-29 64.21 % M 4 New PB! 5
Louise SHARMAN 33:49 SW30-34 44.06 % F 55 New PB! 5
Luca PULLIA 27:30 VM35-39 47.94 % M 79 New PB! 7
Shalamar LE ROY-SMITH 33:37 VW35-39 44.77 % F 48 New PB! 8
Iuliia VUIKA 34:50 VW40-44 44.83 % F 64 New PB! 8
Med DAHBI 20:41 VM50-54 71.31 % M 9 New PB! 13
Connie PORTMAN 28:32 JW15-17 54.32 % F 23 New PB! 13
Prasad RAO 25:19 SM30-34 51.35 % M 52 New PB! 16
Mounir DAHBI 22:55 VM35-39 58.25 % M 19 New PB! 21
Lawrence FOSTER 22:10 VM55-59 69.32 % M 13 New PB! 29
Mohammed KHANJI 22:58 VM35-39 59.00 % M 20 New PB! 32
Debbie JOY 32:13 VW45-49 50.80 % F 41 New PB! 34
Naomi LAWRENCE 28:15 SW30-34 52.39 % F 21 New PB! 38
Edward ELEY 22:30 SM30-34 57.63 % M 14 New PB! 40
Jane SWANSON-SPRENT 30:31 VW45-49 54.29 % F 35 New PB! 40
Doris GAGA 25:29 VW50-54 69.20 % F 8 New PB! 43

 

MILESTONES

 

Natasha MURPHY 25:55 VW45-49 62.51 % F 13 First Timer! 50
Dowel AHMED 23:33 SM30-34 54.92 % M 26 PB stays at 00:22:05 50
Celia HINE 47:59 VW65-69 43.56 % F 98 PB stays at 00:43:02 100

 

Huge congrats to Natasha and Dowel hitting the 50 mark but getting to double this week Celia getting a brand new T shirt with the numbers 100 printed on the back.. Well done all three.

 

TOP 3 GUYS

Richard MORRIS 19:04 SM25-29 67.66 % M 1 First Timer! 88
Simon THOMAS 19:31 VM35-39 67.55 % M 2 East London Runners PB stays at 00:18:20 78
Rodney MUSHANGANYISI 19:57 VM40-44 70.01 % M 3 Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC PB stays at 00:19:08 40

 

TOP 3 LADIES

Sameena AHMED 21:33 VW35-39 70.53 % F 1 PB stays at 00:21:17
Annette SHRIMPTON 22:08 VW40-44 71.08 % F 2 First Timer! 341
Hayley MORLEY 22:33 VW40-44 68.22 % F 3 PB stays at 00:22:28 5

 

Massive congratulations to all the 266 wonderful people who took part this week hope to see you all bright and breezy on the 12th

 

Yours as always

The valentines reporter

 

VALENTINES RUN REPORT EVENT 410

 

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Good afternoon day morning everyone :)

 

Must say today's Valentines parkrun could be classed as a wet race, come 9am Saturday morning the sky’s above Ilford Essex decided it was time to let it rain and oh my did it rain!! I will say in its defence even though it did get a little worse towards the 9.30am mark it had slowed a little.

I would like to add no matter what age we all are young old spring chickens or chickens with less spring I did notice the odd smile here and there as people just ran through the puddles :)

Numbers this week where down a little, that is totally expected even yours truly was dipping ones toes in and out of the duvet before finally biting the bullet and jumping from my bed (well maybe not jumping more like rolling out in a complete mess.

We still had a great turnout over 137 participants with a very respectable 11 volunteers and let’s be honest if walking jogging and running can be awful in the rain, volunteers deserve the extra special round of applause as they just keep turning up and cheering all your lovely people on.

VOLUNTEERS

Zainab ACHHA, Jennifer AKROYD, Lucy BEMAND-QURESHI, Felicity BEMAND-QURESHI, Edward ELEY, Ivan FERNANDES, Yasin GULAM, Ed HOOKE, Raj KATECHIA, Naomi LAWRENCE, Rowland LYONS

 

Hi vis heroes this week and not all even had an umbrella tuff bunch this lot!!!!!

TOP TEN AGE GRADED

Micky WHEELER 20:50 VM50-54 73.12 % M 5 First Timer! 398
Mary Frances O'BRIEN 28:23 VW60-64 71.40 % F 12 PB stays at 00:24:27 73
Antony LECKERMAN 21:58 VM55-59 69.95 % M 9 PB stays at 00:21:02 266
Jen MILSOM 22:43 VW45-49 69.92 % F 2 First Timer! 133
Ashley FARIA 20:56 VM45-49 69.35 % M 6 PB stays at 00:19:47 201
John PUNT 21:20 VM50-54 69.14 % M 7 First Timer! 298
Sameena AHMED 22:03 VW35-39 68.93 % F 1 PB stays at 00:21:38 35
David GODFREY 23:47 VM60-64 68.04 % M 20 PB stays at 00:22:11 113
Shailesh PATEL 22:03 VM50-54 67.95 % M 11 PB stays at 00:20:43 190
Alexander WARD 19:02 SM25-29 67.86 % M 2 PB stays at 00:18:56 6

 

Three ladies this week and 7 gents Micky Wheeler takes top spot on his first attempt at Valentines with just under 400 parkruns to his name. Jem Milsom another first timer at Valentines no personal bests this week in the top 10 ages graded but it was so wet!!!

 

PERSONAL BESTS

Omar SHEIKH 38:14 SM30-34 34.13 % M 79 New PB! 2
Malyun ADAN 32:40 SW20-24 45.31 % F 29 New PB! 3
Iuliia VUIKA 40:47 VW40-44 38.29 % F 45 New PB! 3
Abhaypreet Singh GREWAL 24:32 JM15-17 56.73 % M 28 New PB! 7
Paul SEAGOOD 33:29 VM55-59 46.29 % M 74 New PB! 30

 

Of course it goes without saying when the numbers overall are down the amount of personal bests must also decrease. But have to say the five superstars above must love the rain. So huge congratulations to all named above really great effort if difficult conditions just image how fast you will be when the sun shines!!!!
MILESTONES

Tracy PETERS 46:20 VW45-49 35.32 % F 47 PB stays at 00:37:20 100
Connie PORTMAN 30:24 JW15-17 50.99 % F 19 PB stays at 00:29:23 10

 

Two milestones today Tracy Peters smashes into the nice three digit bracket with her 100th run awesome stuff Tracy, now Connie Portman being a junior gets to her first milestone at ten runs which I am certain there will be many many more.

 

TOP THREE LADIES

Sameena AHMED 22:03 VW35-39 68.93 % F 1 PB stays at 00:21:38 35
Jen MILSOM 22:43 VW45-49 69.92 % F 2 First Timer! 133
Michel Jane GLENDINNING 24:54 VW45-49 65.06 % F 3 PB stays at 00:23:49 4

 

 

Sameena takes the 1st token for the ladies this week followed by the super Jen on her first attempt at Valentines with Michel Jane rounding out the top three great effort ladies.

 

TOP THREE GENTS

Alexander WARD 19:02 SM25-29 67.86 % M 2 PB stays at 00:18:56 6
Akin WILLIAMS 19:12 SM30-34 67.36 % M 3 First Timer! 26
Stuart KELLY 19:26 SM30-34 67.50 % M 4 PB stays at 00:18:07 49

 

Alexander Ward takes the number 1 token for the guys only 6 seconds from a new PB Akin on his first try at Valentines comes home with a great 19:12 for second edging Stuart into third.

 

FIRST TIME TOURISTS-VISITORS

Micky WHEELER 20:50 VM50-54 73.12 % M 5 Selsdon Baptist Church Runners First Timer! 398
John PUNT 21:20 VM50-54 69.14 % M 7 Striders of Croydon AC First Timer! 298
Tim BRAY 25:30 VM35-39 53.14 % M 37 First Timer! 158
Sue WALLIS 28:54 VW50-54 60.27 % F 15 Swift-tees First Timer! 137
Jen MILSOM 22:43 VW45-49 69.92 % F 2 Cleveland Triathlon Club First Timer! 133
Madeline RUSSON 34:48 VW65-69 60.97 % F 37 First Timer! 67
Philip TALL 22:02 VM45-49 64.37 % M 10 Thurrock Nomads First Timer! 52
Robert STANDEN 23:47 VM35-39 56.13 % M 19 First Timer! 49
Akin WILLIAMS 19:12 SM30-34 67.36 % M 3 First Timer! 26
Kirsten WILLIAMS 26:24 SW25-29 56.06 % F 5 First Timer! 24
Roland THOMAS 23:20 VM55-59 66.43 % M 17 First Timer! 17
Stuart NORRIS 22:14 SM20-24 58.02 % M 12 East London Runners First Timer! 13
Helen STANDEN 32:45 VW35-39 45.65 % F 30 First Timer! 12
Nadeem KHODABUKUS 40:05 SM20-24 32.18 % M 81 First Timer! 2

 

Fourteen wonderful tourist came to say hi today for their first time ever at Valentines, maybe to collect there letter V or they just love the rain and thought hmm lets go get soaked at Valentines.

Seems we had people from all over today Micky Wheeler seems to have most of his 398 runs at Nosuch parkrun which I believe is south of the river near a town named Cheam. Phillip Tall who has ran the most at Basildon parkrun but looking at his stats lots of tourism doing all the Essex parkruns. Great effort! Then we have Sue Wallis and Jen Milsom normal run Stewart parkrun Middlesbrough!! Wow long way from home.

Thanks so much everyone for coming, hope you liked maybe next time come when the sun is shining :)

 

 

 

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CONCLUSION

Keeping it a little shorter this week as I need to go dry my socks, shoes, and many other items see you all at event number #411 on the 8th!!!

 

Yours, as always The Secret Valentines reporter and the hardy bunch of squirrels.

 

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Valentines parkrun # 408 – 17/11/2018

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I must first apologies for the distinct lack of run reports over the last few weeks sadly real life at times gets in the way and I actually have to work?. I know very annoying indeed.

 

How was Valentines parkrun #408 for you? Did you scorch round the 2 lap course like roadrunner from the old cartoon screaming “beep beep” as you tore the tarmac to shreds? Or were you at a more sedate pace having a nice run taking in all the flora and forna that Valentines Park throws at you. Or was you like me breathing rather hard wishing the finish would come real soon or even sooner than you could possibly wish for.

With all that said bet 5 minutes or so after finishing you felt awesome, elated, absolutely cream knackered but smiling from ear to ear. So you should well done take a huge pat on the back as once again you turned up maybe even for the first time? You DID it!!!! Please feel free to take a bow :)

As always we really need to say a huge massive and overall round of applause to our wonderful and ever present volunteers as lets be quite honest here before 9am on Saturday it definitely was not swimwear weather!!! Brrrrrr was chilly. The people named below are the heroes of parkrun please please please make sure next week to give them a big thank you a thumbs up at the very least a smile :). Thank you.

 

VOLUNTEER ROLL CALL

Zainab ACHHA, Sathanandasundaram ALAGANANDASUNDARAM, Robin Paul DAVIS, Anthony DENHAM, Jeremy EVANS, Wendy EVERINGHAM, Yasin GULAM, Ed HOOKE, Morgan KEANE, Pathrose LOUIS, Katie ROSSI, Cheryl Ann SCHULTE, Bernd SCHULTE, Linda SHARMAN, Qasim SHEIKH, Gaye VAN DER VYVER, Tim WOOD

 

FIRST TIME EVER PARTICPANTS

Ann Marie MUMTAZ 30:07 VW45-49 52.74 % F 36 First Timer! 1
Kate WATSON 33:48 VW35-39 44.53 % F 61 East London Runners First Timer! 1
Iuliia VUIKA 41:14 VW40-44 37.87 % F 95 First Timer! 1
Katie OSHEA 45:26 VW35-39 33.31 % F 103 First Timer! 1
Anmol Singh PHULL 45:43 VM65-69 36.68 % M 140 First Timer! 1

 

Have to say that the five great people listed above really well done as when it’s a bit chilly its really really really easy to pull that big lovely duvet back over your head and zzzzzzz till at least 9.01 am and then say “oh no I missed the start, I’ll have to go next week” . How do I know this? As have done it myself loads!!!!!

 

FIRST TIME EVER TOURISTS

Martin STEVENS 21:05 VM40-44 66.72 % M Werrington Joggers First Timer! 129
Ernest PHIRI 20:27 VM55-59 75.14 % M First Timer! 127
Steve DODKINS 29:08 VM55-59 53.20 % M First Timer! 81
Rosalia DODKINS 28:14 VW55-59 66.82 % F First Timer! 78
Natasha SUDAN 25:29 SW30-34 58.21 % F First Timer! 78
Damian THORPE 23:57 VM40-44 57.41 % M First Timer! 65
Johann LE ROUX 22:01 VM40-44 62.00 % M Harold Wood Running Club First Timer! 65
Tom BEDWELL 19:19 VM35-39 70.15 % M London Heathside First Timer! 59
Simon ORMEROD 29:00 VM55-59 53.91 % M First Timer! 44
Christine MCINTYRE 38:01 VW40-44 40.77 % F St Albans Striders First Timer! 42
Emma HALLDEARN 26:39 VW40-44 57.72 % F St Albans Striders First Timer! 29
Neil DELGATY 26:25 VM50-54 57.67 % M First Timer! 23
Patrick THOEUNG 22:02 VM40-44 63.84 % M Harold Wood Running Club First Timer! 20
Emma DELGATY 26:50 SW25-29 55.16 % F First Timer! 16
Carole ADAMS 27:30 VW35-39 55.27 % F First Timer! 12
Geoffrey STANNING 28:32 VM35-39 46.20 % M First Timer! 7
Cathy FAWCETT 41:10 SW30-34 36.11 % F First Timer! 2

 

 

Yes I know there are loads more Tourists each week than the 17 listed above but those other tourists loved Valentines so much they have come back these 17 have never ran/walked/jogged before so the glory and name in lights(well on a webpage) goes to them.

Do hope everyone enjoyed please feel free to comment on how amazing Valentines parkrun is on our Facebook page as is always nice to see a compliment or ten hint hint :)

Please do come back and have another go maybe now you know the course you can really open up the speedy legs and go for it.

 

 

PERSONAL BEST (wow)

Malyun ADAN 36:49 SW20-24 40.20 % F 77 New PB! 2
Bassem HERTANI 42:38 JM10 46.36 % M 136 New PB! 2
Maduri RATNAYAKE 43:10 VW50-54 38.84 % F 99 New PB! 2
Alexander WARD 18:56 SM25-29 68.22 % M 3 New PB! 4
Carmenleta THOMAS 24:49 VW60-64 77.10 % F 5 New PB! 4
Rajeev PRAJAPATI 32:08 VM35-39 41.29 % M 121 New PB! 4
Victoria MANNING-MONRO 39:52 SW25-29 37.12 % F 88 New PB! 4
Joanna TOLOCZKO 41:00 VW55-59 44.15 % F 91 New PB! 4
Luca PULLIA 28:00 VM35-39 47.08 % M 84 New PB! 5
Sumaya RIAZ 29:32 JW11-14 56.32 % F 29 New PB! 5
Chris BURGUES 29:54 VM60-64 55.07 % M 103 New PB! 5
Rachel EYRES 30:13 VW55-59 61.56 % F 39 New PB! 5
Liz LING 38:29 VW65-69 56.00 % F 82 New PB! 5
Jenny LING 29:38 VW35-39 51.29 % F 30 New PB! 6
Ravi KRISHNA 31:40 VM55-59 48.53 % M 119 New PB! 6
Saf RAHBOUR 39:41 VW40-44 39.35 % F 86 New PB! 6
Riaz BHATTI 27:16 VM50-54 54.10 % M 78 New PB! 7
Midie MORIDY 31:06 VW50-54 56.00 % F 41 New PB! 8
Indy SOHL 35:14 VW40-44 44.65 % F 72 New PB! 8
Julia COOK 33:38 VW55-59 55.30 % F 60 New PB! 11
Andrew COOK 30:31 VM55-59 51.67 % M 109 New PB! 12
Amit SALUJA 23:21 VM35-39 57.17 % M 31 New PB! 13
Peter KAY 27:55 VM50-54 54.15 % M 82 New PB! 13
Lydia LERNER 32:33 VW35-39 46.24 % F 51 New PB! 13
Neil HERRINGTON 24:15 VM50-54 62.82 % M 44 New PB! 14
Augustine David Nesakumar CHRISTOPHER 26:12 VM35-39 51.34 % M 62 New PB! 18
Nav GILL 30:08 SW30-34 49.17 % F 37 New PB! 19
Hasan HASSAN 24:45 VM35-39 54.34 % M 50 New PB! 24
Anna CRAWLEY 24:29 SW25-29 60.45 % F 4 New PB! 34
Felicity BEMAND-QURESHI 34:40 JW10 50.63 % F 67 New PB! 34
Tim LE RASLE 18:52 VM45-49 75.18 % M 2 New PB! 37
Sanjay JESHRAM 23:15 VM50-54 63.44 % M 30 New PB! 62
Ojetunde SANGOBIYI 24:39 VM45-49 57.54 % M 49 New PB! 88
Sheila SINCLAIR 31:17 VW50-54 55.67 % F 43 New PB! 242

 

 

 

Will you all please do me a huge favour and SLOW down do you have any idea of how long this takes to write this report and then 34 yes 34 of you go and break your personal bests!!!! Oh my days what a superb effort by everyone.

Will pick a few names for extra merit points for no other reason than I can :) even more clapping required please for the next few names.

 

Shelia Sinclair 31;17 last PB January 2018 I am thinking at 242 runs done someone is thinking of smashing her PB again very soon. Great effort Shelia.

Felicity Bermand-Qureshi 34:40 being a great junior parkrun participant seems like Felicity likes to hit a personal best each month as she had one in September another in October now November. I cannot wait to see what happens in December awesome effort.

Sumaya Riaz 29:32 Looks like another very talented junior only 5 parkrun attempts done of course all at Valentines but in those 5 runs an amazing 3 personal bests. Top effort well done.

Couple of other mentions now maybe this might get me in trouble but oh well in for a penny in for a pound ..

Well done to Liz Ling and Jenny ling maybe mother and daughter? But both breaking their own personal bests amazing well done. Julia and Andrew Cook a couple I am guessing but wow both again breaking their own personal bests!!!!!.

AGE GRADED TOP 10

Carmenleta THOMAS 24:49 VW60-64 77.10 % F 5 New PB!
Carol BROOME 22:05 VW50-54 76.83 % F 1 PB stays at 00:21:05
Tim LE RASLE 18:52 VM45-49 75.18 % M 2 East London Runners New PB!
Ernest PHIRI 20:27 VM55-59 75.14 % M 6 First Timer!
Neil MCGOUN 18:23 VM35-39 73.16 % M 1 Orion Harriers PB stays at 00:17:23
Ashley FARIA 20:32 VM45-49 70.70 % M 8 East London Runners PB stays at 00:19:47
Philip ZALOUM 22:37 VM55-59 70.30 % M 25 PB stays at 00:21:33
Tom BEDWELL 19:19 VM35-39 70.15 % M 4 London Heathside First Timer!
David GODFREY 23:36 VM60-64 68.57 % M 33 Drax All-Stars PB stays at 00:22:11
Shailesh PATEL 21:57 VM50-54 68.26 % M 17 East London Runners PB stays at 00:20:43

 

Two ladies and eight men making the top ten but the two ladies taking the first two places with Carmeleta getting a brand new PB in the process Carol on her hundredth run coming home 2nd added to that Tim making third also with a new PB Tom and Ernest making the list on their first run at Valentines well done all.

 

 

TOP 5 LADIES

 

Carol BROOME 22:05 VW50-54 76.83 % F 1 PB stays at 00:21:05 100
Sameena AHMED 22:17 VW35-39 68.21 % F 2 PB stays at 00:21:38 33
Rabia PIPERDY-ALLOO 24:00 VW40-44 64.10 % F 3 Drax All-Stars PB stays at 00:22:14 198
Anna CRAWLEY 24:29 SW25-29 60.45 % F 4 Ilford AC New PB! 34
Carmenleta THOMAS 24:49 VW60-64 77.10 % F 5 New PB! 4

 

Carol comes home in first and rightly so being as it was her 100th run Sameena not far behind and great to see Sameena again. Rabia another very consistent runner Anna hoits a brand new PB along with Carmenleta.

 

TOP 5 GENTLEMEN

Neil MCGOUN 18:23 VM35-39 73.16 % M 1 Orion Harriers PB stays at 00:17:23 94
Tim LE RASLE 18:52 VM45-49 75.18 % M 2 East London Runners New PB! 37
Alexander WARD 18:56 SM25-29 68.22 % M 3 New PB! 4
Tom BEDWELL 19:19 VM35-39 70.15 % M 4 London Heathside First Timer! 59
Ernest PHIRI 20:27 VM55-59 75.14 % M 6 First Timer! 127

 

Neil takes first place looking at his stats seems he has ran at Valentines once a month since August coming in 3rd,6th 3rd but November seems a better month as he grabs the number 1 token. Tim comes home second with a new PB same as Alexander hitting third with a new PB, Tom and Ernest first timers at Valentines round out the top 5 well done all great effort.

MILESTONES

Carol Broome makes it to the 100 club amazing effort well done.

Mehar Singh gets to his 10th so welcome to the 10 club for juniors well done.

Jayesh Mistry hits the big 50

Finn Faria another new t shirt owner as hits the 50 club

Thesingarajah SELLATHURAI another owner of the proud to wear the 50 shirt

Big congratulations to all 5 hope to see the new T-shirts very soon.

CONCLUSION

 

Happy 408 parkrun all see you all next week or the week after or the week after that.

Oh no almost forgot please don’t forget our wonderful friends at Roding valley parkrun have a great junior parkrun event on Sundays for 4-14 year olds please take a look maybe one day I might even send the special agents to do a run report in secret!!!!

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rodingvalley-juniors/

 

 

Yours truly

The Secret Valentines Reporter

 

Photos from Vitality’s visit to Valentines!

When parkrun UK sponsor Vitality came to visit us at Valentines parkrun on 6th October 2018, they brought along a professional photographer. Here are some great photos that they took of our runners, walkers, and volunteers, as they helped celebrate parkrun's 14th anniversary!

Each of the photos below is a link to one of five albums, so click away!

Vitality at Valentines (SP1)

Vitality at Valentines (SP2)

Vitality at Valentines (SP3)

Vitality at Valentines (PH1)

Vitality at Valentines (PH2)

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