Barking parkrun #387 23rd November 2019

Where were you all ? We know there is a cross country race this afternoon, and a few regulars are racing in Spain, and a few have gone on a serious parkrun tourist visit to Berlin. However this still leaves a good number of our regulars listed as missing in action. Still you missed a lovely parkrun in the beauty of Barking park in near perfect weather as the forecast rain held off and the temperature had increased considerably to that experienced during the week. Who ever turned the thermostat up a notch yesterday, thank you very much.

Whilst we normally start with the volunteers, this week we will first highlight those of you who obtained a PB as they outnumber both the number of volunteers and the first timers. So a big shout out to the following for completing Barking parkrun faster than they have ever done before ; Stuart Kelly, Karan Gadhia, Paul Grange, Christopher D'Netto, Claudia Du Toit, George Mears, Jacob Kelly, Pascalia Pamba, Matt Greensmith, Sujatha Vemireddy, Koti Reddy & Ikram Yusuf. Congratulations one and all.

A big thank you to today's volunteers for making the event possible, special mention to Denise for undertaking her 25th volunteer stint, and to Rob on his debut who was thrown into the vital role of timekeeper at the last moment. Everyone performed fantastically well, which makes the job of the run director and results processor so much easier.

Although we had no brand new parkrunners we were delighted to welcome 11 first timers to our little event. We hope you enjoyed the experience with us today, needless to say you are all welcome to call again in the future, if you are local we are one of the parkruns in the area who will be putting on an extra event on Christmas day. Usual 9am start if you fancy it. So a warm welcome to the following people; Annalie Greasby, Ian Macdonald, Wojtek Nakielski, Luana Tessarotto Rocha, Jackie Kelly, Joe Jarman, Andrew Martin, Scott Brewer, Ruby Daly, Brendan Cottrell & Austin Soane. With the help of a couple of tourists it was nice to see 5 members of the 250 club even with a few regular 250s missing.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Sameena Ahmed 20.47 2; Rosie Fforde 24.50 3; Annalie Greasby 26.22 highest age graded score Sameena in first place 73.62%

MALE RESULTS: 1; Paul Grange 16.02 2; Stuart Kelly 17.44 3; George Mears 17.46 Second mention but well done to all 3 as each ran a PB today. The highest age graded score , with an impressive 86.72% Austin Soane.

This week 88 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Gurvinder KAUR • Denise GRAHAM • Darren GRAHAM • Peter RICHES • Greg ADAMS • Ally BUTT • Rob THOMSON • Maya BUTT

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

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 91.10% (21:55) on 7th September 2019 (event number 376).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 3,791 participants have completed 31,226 parkruns covering a total distance of 156,130 km, including 4,771 new Personal Bests. A total of 409 individuals have volunteered 4,722 times.

 

Barking parkrun #386 16th November 2019

A shout out first to your volunteers, who make parkrun possible, special thanks to Ally Butt, Maya Butt & Harriet Widdows, who performed admirably on their volunteer debuts.With a full roster and extra people available to marshal, we were able to have a very smooth event, with no problems for run director Rob to sort out This week. We have a pretty much full roster for next week already, although we are always grateful of extras as marshals if you fancy a rest from running.

We were pleased to welcome 2 people undertaking their first parkrun, so welcome to parkun and to Barking to Susan Clark & Farhan Arif. We were also delighted to welcome 8 people making their first appearance at Barking, so welcome to Gloria Hristova, Ikram Arif, Jacob Kelly, Rob Thomson, Toby Gerrard, Dan Louw, Daniel Quartly & Russell Edgings. Please feel free to call again, if you are local please pop by on Christmas morning, usual time. You are all always most welcome. Special mention to Noel Cottrell a Barking parkrun regular for competing run number 100.

Congratulations to the following people in the role of honour who obtained a pb today ; Maryam Koomson, Sujatha Vemireddy, Koti Reddy, Ikram Yusuf, Humera Akram, Rosie Fforde, Marianne Brown, Claudia Du Toit,Paul Depree, George Dixon & Belinda Riches.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Sameena Ahmed 20.59 2; Belinda Riches 23.39 3; Rosie Fforde 24.12 Highest age graded score Sameena in first place 72.92%

MALE RESULTS: 1; Liviu Ionita 16.22 2; George Dixon 16.41 3; Toby Gerard 17.59 Highest age graded score Liviu in first place 78.92%

104 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Andy PRESTON • Tolu OYELOLA • Denise GRAHAM • Greg ADAMS • Irma CERNYCHIENE • Ally BUTT • Maya BUTT • Harriet WIDDOWS

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

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 91.10% (21:55) on 7th September 2019 (event number 376).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 3,780 participants have completed 31,138 parkruns covering a total distance of 155,690 km, including 4,759 new Personal Bests. A total of 408 individuals have volunteered 4,712 times.

 

Barking parkrun#385 9th November 2019

Cold but dry give us dry any day, although today was not without issues,hopefully by the time you are sitting back and reading this the correct results are up on the website. A few minor timing issues have caused a few problems. We are very grateful to those of you who have emailed in to query their times or positions.You may feel like you are moaning but we really appreciate knowing if something has gone wrong, as you may or may not be too bothered, other people may be happy that their position or time can be amended to the correct detail. We always try our best to get it right first time, and like to think we can correct any errors, although as we are sure you will appreciate occasionally we can not trace the error or sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control.

Firstly a big thank you to our wonderful volunteers, ok so we didn't get a thorough soaking like last week but we did feel the cold, and no doubt this will only get worse as winter kicks in. As usual we are short of offers for the coming weeks please consider getting the big coat out and helping out at future events. Always remember that volunteers are usually fellow runners who would quite like to run around a bit to keep warm, and they are standing in the cold so you don't have to.

We were pleased to welcome 2 people making their first parkrun appearance so welcome to parkrun and to Barking parkrun to, Amber Woodcock & Joanne Fortner. Welcome to a further 5 people making their debut at Barking, Belal Ahmed, Donato Esposito, Petra Szabo, David Chapman & Matthew Huggett. At the other end of the spectrum, at Barking we celebrate any milestone you like, congratulations to regular runner Wayne Latibeaudiere completing his 150th run at Barking.(thanks for the biscuits & chocolates).

Well done to 11 of you who obtained a PB today, roll of honour as follows; Joe Stacey, Christopher D'Netto, Mark Moir, Praveen Kilaru, Barry Freeman, Claudia Du Toit, Hannah Broom, Marianne Brown, Sujatha Vemireddy, Koti Reddy & Maryam Koomson.

We make no excuses for plugging our Christmas day event, but not everyone follows our Facebook page or attend on a regular basis, and this may be the only time they are aware.In addition to the usual Saturday events there will be an extra one on the day at the normal time. On the subject of Facebook we would recommend following our page for information and particularly with winter coming news of whether events will go ahead due to weather conditions. Having said this Barking cancellations can be usually be counted on the fingers of one hand.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Inga Hayden-Cooper 23.28 2; Morgan  Romain 24.55 3; Sally Bridge 25.33 Highest age graded score Inga in 1st place 73.22%

MALE RESULTS : 1; Belal Ahmed 17.06 2; Joe Stacey 18.16 3; Donato Esposito 18.39 Highest age graded score Donato in 3rd place 84.54%.

This week 108 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Carol MUIR • Robert COURTIER • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Julie GILLENDER • Mark NEW • Gurvinder KAUR • David PEARCE • Martin MCCORMICK • Judith BERRY • Liz PEARCE

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

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 91.10% (21:55) on 7th September 2019 (event number 376).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 3,770 participants have completed 31,034 parkruns covering a total distance of 155,170 km, including 4,748 new Personal Bests. A total of 405 individuals have volunteered 4,701 times.

 

Barking parkrun #384 2nd November 2019

Here follows the run report for today's moist parkrun. Challenges galore today, the wind, the rain, the rugby world cup final & the dropping of a large clump of finish tokens. For those of you who were unaware of the latter, that is why your finishing position bears little resemblance to the token you were given. However there was not enough time to sort out the clump of tokens and put them back in order. This has happened before and will happen again, so we just carry on in order to keep the finishers in sequence, then manipulate the results on the laptop to move everyone into their correct position. We hope we have achieved this, feel free to email in if you think we may have made an error. We usually make a note of quite a few finishers to check the placings in the results, however as any paper we used was dissolving on contact with a pen this proved to be impossible.

For 12 of you the conditions were not severe enough as you managed a PB or perhaps you were all mad keen rugby fans who wanted to rush off to catch the second half! Seriously very well done to the following, for completing Barking parkrun faster than you have ever done before. ; Sujatha Vemireddy, Koti Reddy, Sadder Khan, Brian Walsh, Pascalia Pamba, Rosie Fforde, Jiajun Chen, Ilyas Sarwar, Linda Weaver, Ryan Carley, Ilona Bartosz-Carcangiu & Kieran R M O'Hara.

Perhaps not a great surprise  we had no people brand new to parkrun today, although we were delighted to welcome 10 of you making your first appearance at Barking. We hope you enjoyed our little event despite the appalling weather, and it goes without saying you are more than welcome to visit again in the future, if you are local you might want to come and visit on Christmas day. So hello to ; Liam O'Driscoll,Caroline Fitzgerald, Linda Wylie, Martin Collinge, Alina Burca, Kieron Reed, James Rutland, Mark Jones, Kelly Clark & Michael Ball.

Congratulations to this week's milestone runners Gina Swindle & James Rutland, both completing parkrun number 50.

We know we bang on about this all the time but it seems that it is getting harder to obtain volunteers each week, and it is becoming time consuming for us to keep asking via email and Facebook with little response. we are aware that a couple of parkruns elsewhere in the country that have now decreed that if the required core volunteers are not in place by Thursday then the event will be cancelled, and other parkruns have been cancelled on the day because people have not come forward. In our infancy we were able to get away with few volunteers and in fact once did it with just 4 people, however this was prior to compulsory tail walkers, the RD being able to cover another job, and fewer runners so timing and scanning were easier. Please consider your new years resolutions (starting early if you want) can i give something back to parkrun, and not leave it to others, if everyone stepped forward even a couple of times a year we should be able to operate without the stress currently being seen. Remember the volunteers are runners too who are often giving up their run so that you can. Hey guess what it's actually fun as well !. Take a moment to look at the volunteers section on the website or speak to any of the rd's to see what is involved, the roles are all easy, we will provide training and will never ask you to do anything you do not feel comfortable with.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Kelly Clark 22.12 2; Rosie Fforde 24.37 3; Belinda Riches 25.19 highest age graded score Kelly in 1st place 68.47%

MALE RESULTS: 1; Kieran R M O'Hara 17.15 2; Liam O'Driscoll 18.33 3; John Booth 18.34 Highest age graded score Kieran in 1st place 75.56%.

This week 96 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Alan MURPHY • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Lee PARKER • Andrea DIDIER • John WHAN • Dee HANMORE • Trevor PARKIN • Kieron REED • David PEARCE • Charity ANYIKA

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

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 91.10% (21:55) on 7th September 2019 (event number 376).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 3,763 participants have completed 30,926 parkruns covering a total distance of 154,630 km, including 4,737 new Personal Bests. A total of 401 individuals have volunteered 4,690 times.

 

Barking parkrun #383 26th October 2019

On a very windy but mild Saturday morning, whilst the England rugby union team were doing their magic, so were 113 of you. We include our 9 volunteers as without them there simply is no parkrun. We must start by thanking your volunteers, at the beginning of the week the roster was almost empty, but a full quota was in place by Friday enabling Julie to take charge of a straightforward event. We are unaware why but the parkrun servers were down nationwide for a while  around 10 o'clock, which delayed our processing of the results but all results were processed without too much of a delay. Sadly as is becoming a regular feature we are short of volunteers for the upcoming events, please consider giving something back and take a turn at volunteering, You can do this by talking to the RD on the day,for the next week, emailing us,  or responding to our Facebook posts.

In view of the challenging conditions a quick mention for the 5 of you who managed a PB; James Hall, Rhys Pugh, Jason Frost, Jane Swanson-Sprent & Pascalia Pamba.

We were delighted to welcome 12 first timers to Barking including an amazing 7 people who undertook their first parkrun. So welcome to Barking and to parkrun to; Rosie Kaylor, Paula Duddles, Janice Pomroy, Noah Crawley, Koti Reddy, Sujatha Vemireddy& Maryam Koomson. Welcome to Barking to ; Alice Batchelor, Calum Irvine, who has his own running club (see results page), Dominic Conquest, Daniel Stone & Ikram Yusuf. At the other end of the scale massive congratulations to Nikki Cranmer for completing parkrun 250.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Kim Hainsworth 20.07 2; Alice Batchelor 22.43 3; Rosie Fforde 24.49 Highest age graded score Kim in 1st place 75.23%.

MALE RESULTS: 1 Liviu Ionita 16.53 2; Stepen Philcox 18.31 3; Joe Stacey 18.42. Hiighest age graded score Stephen in 2nd place 82.27%

This week 104 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Alan MURPHY • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Julie GILLENDER • Jaswinder FLORA • Trevor PARKIN • Margaret BYERS • Charity ANYIKA

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

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 91.10% (21:55) on 7th September 2019 (event number 376).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 3,753 participants have completed 30,830 parkruns covering a total distance of 154,150 km, including 4,725 new Personal Bests. A total of 400 individuals have volunteered 4,678 times.This week 104 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Alan MURPHY • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Julie GILLENDER • Jaswinder FLORA • Trevor PARKIN • Margaret BYERS • Charity ANYIKA

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

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 91.10% (21:55) on 7th September 2019 (event number 376).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 3,753 participants have completed 30,830 parkruns covering a total distance of 154,150 km, including 4,725 new Personal Bests. A total of 400 individuals have volunteered 4,678 times.

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