Run Report for Barclay parkrun #3

We setup the course under a slightly ominous looking sky so it was a relief to see the rain hold off long enough for all of our 54 runners, cheered on by a full team of enthusiastic volunteers, to complete the course and for the Women’s tour cyclists to pass through Hoddesdon without getting wet.

It was great to see 10 runners completing their first ever parkrun and 14 more who visited us for the first time today we hope you enjoyed it and that we see you again soon. Congratulations to the 12 runners who gained a nice shiny new personal best today.

Volunteering

Barclay parkrun could not happen without the amazing volunteers who turn up each week to do the multitude of jobs that make the parkrun magic happen. We have several marshals about the course to keep all the runners safe and cheer everyone on, timekeepers, barcode scanners, someone to give out the finish tokens, people to setup and pack away the course markers and a tail runner.

All of the volunteer roles are good fun, we will provide full instructions, a fetching high vis jacket for you to wear for the morning and with some of the roles it is still possible to run.

The volunteer roster for the next few weeks is on the Barclay parkrun website, If you would like to volunteer you can send us an email to barclayhelpers@parkrun.com, add your name to the volunteer signup sheet we will have at the cricket club each week or speak to one of the volunteers at the run.

Post run refreshments

Our friends at Hoddesdon Football and Cricket club have kindly agreed to open up their facilities for parkrunners to socialise over a well-earned post run tea, coffee or even bacon sandwich. The best way to start the weekend!

Social media

Keep up to date with everything going on at Barclay parkrun by visiting our event website www.parkrun.org.uk/barclay, liking our Facebook page www.facebook.com/barclayparkrun or following us on Twitter @barclayparkrun

And now the results:

Male placings:
Vincent RIVIERE (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:57 - first appearance.
Kevin FRANCIS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:37.
Steven RAMEK (VM45-49) of 26.2 RRC, was third over the line in 20:50.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
David GOODWIN (Unattached) 300 pts.
Martin JAQUES (Unattached) 300 pts.
Richard FRANCIS (Unattached) 300 pts.

Female placings:
Cheryl SACKS (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 23:06 - first appearance.
Lucy KENNEDY (VW50-54) (Unattached) was second (9th overall) over the line in 24:12 - was first to finish once before.
Anthea FRANCIS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (10th overall) over the line in 25:52.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Siobhan FERRANDES (Unattached) 300 pts.
Magdalena GUZY (Unattached) 300 pts.
Lucy DUPUIS (Unattached) 286 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Sue PEPPER (VW65-69) was graded 70.53% for the time 31:03 (27th overall).
Steven RAMEK (VM45-49) was graded 70.24% for the time 20:50 (third overall).
Vincent RIVIERE (VM35-39) was graded 70.01% for the time 18:57 (first overall).

This week there were 54 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.

Barclay parkrun started on 6th June 2015, and since then 165 different runners, including participants from 21 athletics clubs, have completed 239 runs covering a total distance of 1,195 km, and there have been 24 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Natalie LONGMAN who ran in a time of 00:22:37 on 2015-06-06 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Glen TURNER who ran in a time of 00:17:46 on 2015-06-13 (event number 2).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tony RHODES who recorded a 73.93% run (23:20) on 6th June 2015 (event number 1).

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

 

Run Report for Barclay parkrun #1

The sun shone down on as we were setting up the course and it kept on shining as councillor Hart cut the tape to officially send the runners off to in the first Barclay parkrun. After a lot of cheering from the enthusiastic volunteers and spectators 120 tired but (mostly!) smiling people including 27 who had completed their first ever parkrun had crossed the finish line. A brilliant effort all round.

With the first Barclay parkrun completed we are looking to forward to run number 2 on Saturday and we wanted to let you know a few things about the new parkrun:

Post run refreshments

Our friends at Hoddesdon Football and Cricket club have kindly agreed to open up their facilities for parkrunners to socialise over a well-earned post run tea, coffee or even bacon sandwich. The best way to start the weekend!

Social media

We are on Facebook (search for Barclay parkrun) the page has some excellent photos of Saturdays run. We are also on Twitter (@Barclayparkrun)

Volunteering

Like all parkruns, we are totally reliant on volunteers to put on the event each week. If you would like to volunteer we would love to hear from you please send us an email at barclayhelpers@parkrun.com or speak to one of the volunteers at the next run.

Acknowledgements

After our first run it seems an appropriate time to say thank you to the people and organisations who have helped to make Barclay parkrun a reality so in no particular order.

Thank you Broxbourne council and in particular Matthew Ridley who has been our contact  and a great help. The council have been so supportive throughout and as well as giving us permission to use the park they also provided the setup funding.

Hoddesdon Football and Cricket club have been amazing, they have given us space to store the course markers during the week and for people to store bikes and bags during the run. not to mention the excellent post run refreshment and place for runners to socialise after the run.

A huge thank you to our parkrun ambassador (and our inaugural first finisher) Glen Turner, he has trained the event team, patiently put up with countless newbie questions from us and done all sorts of work behind the scenes to get the event up and running. Without him it is safe to say Barclay parkrun simply would not have got off the ground

Finally thank you to all the volunteers and runners who got up early and came to the park to make our first event such a special occasion. We hope you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon.

Results

Male placings:
Glen TURNER (SM30-34) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was first over the line in 17:55 - first appearance.
David CRADDOCK (SM25-29) of Hoddesdon Tri Club, was second over the line in 18:52.
Kevin FRANCIS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:51.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steven PILCHER (Unattached) 100 pts.
Richard FRANCIS (Unattached) 100 pts.
John MALLETT (Ware Joggers) 100 pts.

Female placings:
Natalie LONGMAN (SW30-34) of Tri Sport Epping, was first (15th overall) over the line in 22:37 - first appearance.
Laura OWEN (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (25th overall) over the line in 24:14.
Susan MILLWARD (VW40-44) of Ware Joggers, was third (29th overall) over the line in 24:37.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Elena DILETO (Unattached) 100 pts.
Luisa RUGGIERO (Unattached) 100 pts.
Natalie LONGMAN (Tri Sport Epping) 100 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Tony RHODES (VM65-69) was graded 73.93% for the time 23:20 (17th overall).
Glen TURNER (SM30-34) was graded 73.21% for the time 17:55 (first overall).
Brian LONGMAN (VM50-54) was graded 70.75% for the time 21:22 (6th overall).

This week there were 120 runners, of whom 110 were first timers and 0 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.

Barclay parkrun started on 6th June 2015, and since then 111 different runners, including participants from 16 athletics clubs, have completed 120 runs covering a total distance of 600 km, and there have been 0 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Natalie LONGMAN who ran in a time of 00:22:37 on 2015-06-06 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Glen TURNER who ran in a time of 00:17:55 on 2015-06-06 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tony RHODES who recorded a 73.93% run (23:20) on 6th June 2015 (event number 1).

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

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