Barking parkrun is cancelled on 8 August 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Barking parkrun #404 14th March 2020

First and foremost a big thank you to the volunteers, who unfortunately didn't get there usual thank you on the start line, although we all do it for the love of parkrun and not for the glory.
A toast to absent friends, at the time of writing we are aware of a least a couple of our regulars who felt under the weather and stayed away. We wish them a speedy recovery and indeed in these uncertain times, best wishes to all who are ill, and whilst obviously we miss people we really appreciate that you are thinking of others as well as yourselves. Now that brexit gets little media coverage you will all be aware of the latest news re coronavirus/ covid19. We probably know as much as you, but suggestions are that mass participation events are likely to be cancelled in the coming weeks/months. Whilst we are a fairly small parkrun, we have the potential to become a much larger parkrun if local bigger events are cancelled.To this end if the regrettable decision to suspend parkrun is taken then it will more than likely include all events even Barking. We therefore would strongly recommend looking at our web page and / or our Facebook page before heading out for next week.
The latest position from head office is clearly outlined in a red banner across the top of all the sections of our website. Some of you may be aware that you can run the course and log a freedom parkrun at any time which you can add to your profile. This can be completed at anytime, although obviously there will be no volunteers and you will need to record your own time. You can therefore still get your parkrun 'fix', although we can not guarantee the same feel good factor you achieve on a Saturday morning.

So now for the good news to try and lift your spirits, in what are difficult times, this week we were delighted to welcome 37 of you making your first appearance at Barking, including an impressive 10 making their parkrun debut. A very warm welcome to Barking and to parkrun to the following, Jamal Allen, Satender Rathee, Melanie Dobson, Kamrul Islam, Neil Sallis, Cherisse Keech, Angela Enaohwo, Fiona Katherine Smith, Sanjeev Kumar Armugam & Fatima Diaby. We truly hope you enjoyed your experience and will be back to see us at the next available opportunity. At the other end of the spectrum congratulations to Niall Mulholland for completing your milestone 100th parkrun.

We like to mention as many people as possible in our run reports so an equally warm welcome to the following first timers, in no particular order, Michelle Messenger, Jenny Storey, Matthew Hunt, Siobhan Mcandrew-Smith, Katie Hindley, James Mcandrew-Smith (James was the largest of the canine participants, you may have noticed him in his guide dogs for the blind costume), Ben Walker, Lucy Bent, Aine Lawrence, Joanna Bilcliffe, Amelia Lawrence, Chris Morgan, Immer Pashhur, Chris Brolly, Hilary Lawrence, Peter Lawrence, Amelia Prentice, Stephen Perry, Joshua Bell, Jacques Van Oorschot, Lina Bates, Peter Bates, Barry Nolan, Annie Trihan, Chris Parkinson-Best, Simon Le Good & Robin Sorflaten.

For 19 of you perhaps the near perfect conditions or the fear of the unknown and the need to run away from people as quickly as possible contributed to a pb for today. So a pat on the back for completing the event faster than you have ever done before to (again in no particular order) Kevin Jake Richards, Ina Howlett, Syed Fahim Ahmed Roomy, Daniel Miller, Gopal Myilsamy, Steve Wilson, John McGregor, Carla Burchell, Frank Goulding, Kieran R M O'Hara, Nicholas Sharp, Paul Cadogan, David Giles, Sophie Barker, Jamie McWatt, Peter Burdett, Dee O'Brien, Trevor Powell & Scott McMillan.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Dee O'Brien 19.29(pb) 2; Amelia Lawrence 21.06 3; Annie Trihan 23.35 Highest age graded score Dee in first place 81.52%

MALE RESULTS: 1; Immer Pashhur 16.28 2; Kieran R M O'Hara 16.39(pb) 3; Nicholas Sharp 17.15(pb). Highest age graded score Scott McMillan in 4th place.

The way the parkrun system works, you can not have a pb on your first appearance at an event, although if you consider our first timers ran their fastest time so far recorded at Barking, we have 7 pb/fastest times in the top ten.

Meaningless statistic for today Jacques Van Oorschot,in 5th place ran his 119th parkrun in a time of 19.19, shame you didn't finish in 19th place although this would have needed a further 14 quick runners.

This week 165 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Alan MURPHY • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Julie GILLENDER • Sally BRIDGE • Margaret BYERS • Martin MCCORMICK • Pascalia PAMBA • 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 4,191 participants have completed 33,681 parkruns covering a total distance of 168,405 km, including 5,047 new Personal Bests. A total of 421 individuals have volunteered 4,912 times.

 

Barking parkrun Event number 401 22nd February 2020

Well, I think we were all blown away one way or another by this week’s run. A full volunteer roster without the need for last-minute appeals, a record field (other than Christmas Day runs) and two significant milestones reached: Krisztina Maroti (100 Parkruns) and Dawn Blake, who completed her 250th Parkrun tied to three doggie-faced friends (if this leaves you baffled, see our Facebook page for some photos).

This week 180 people ran, jogged and walked the course of whom 45 were first timers, including a colossal 34 visitors (too many to mention individually, but you were all very welcome and we hope to see you again soon). Before the start Chris looked more like he was addressing a mass rally than simply briefing the normal handful of newcomers.

A warm welcome to 11 completely new Parkrunners: Daniel Howes, Mariusz Malik, Kirsty Howlett, Ina Howlett, Ellie Stevens, Shadene Palmer, Jag Singh, Esther Olaleye, Dagmara Smolarska, Natasha Shaikh and Kelly Cooper.

Also, congratulations to the 12 of you who recorded new Personal Bests in challenging conditions: Faisal Mohamed Ali, Syed Fahim Ahmed Roomy, Jennifer Taylor, Andrew Wedge, Samuel Awe, James Theobald, Daniel Miller, Jacob Kelly, Joseph Grange, Harjinder Sahotay, Francis Bonsall and Terence Corti.  In all representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Philip Pearson, Alison Fryatt, Harmander Singh, Chris Heslegrave, Margaret Byers, Greg Adams, Joe Stacey, Grace Kelly (with a special thank-you for the delicious home-baked cakes), Charity Anyika, Rosie Fforde, Pascalia Pamba and 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 4,116 participants have completed 33,249 Parkruns covering a total distance of 166,245 km, including 4,997 new Personal Bests. A total of 420 individuals have volunteered 4,878 times.

 

Barking parkrun #400 15th February 2020

Please excuse a little Barking roadrunners slant to the opening of this report. I was reliably informed that Dennis Spencer-Perkins would attend today but was running a little late. However neither Dennis or his brother Stormy turned up, perhaps they are still on the way. We were aware of it being our 400th event, however with the storm looming, the unique 29th February run upcoming and our birthday in a few months we did not feel the need to make a fuss although chocolates were kindly provided by your event director Alison. You are a hardy lot and a little breeze didn't stop 131 of you today, although we appreciate you were all buffeted, and a little windswept by the end. Special thanks to those who arrived nice and early to check the course was suitable, and we were able to go ahead without any issues.Further thanks to the other volunteers who helped out today, we really can not proceed without you, and greatly appreciate your assistance.

Welcome to parkrun to Kevin Jake Richards, Deborah Veysi & Rahila Matin who chose to join us at Barking for their first parkrun, and begin the adventure, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and will become hooked and be back in the very near future. Welcome to a further 15 of you who undertook our little event for the first time, so welcome to Barking; Adam Walker, Halina Tsip, Max Tucker, Laura Thomas, Volodymyr Glushak, Simon Roberts, Ann Cardus, David C Wood, Nick Trencher, Sam Hickling, Ethan Skipp, David Skipp, Rebecca Sugden, Jeremy Townsend & Scott Mcmillan. Please feel free to call again, but only on a Sarurday Many congratulations to Nehal Patel for completing 50 parkruns, thanks for the cakes.

We are unsure if the wind came to your aid but we had 13 people who managed a pb today, including 3 of the first 5 finishers. So a hearty well done to the following; Robin Smith, Liam O'Driscoll, Dieu Merci Luyengi, David Rigby, Catherine Pettit, Steve Allen, Chris Thomas, Fola Awe, Pascalia Pamba, Alexandra Stan, Grace Kelly, Noah Crawley &James Theobald.

FEMALE RESULTS : 1; Belinda Riches 23.59 2; Catherine Pettit 24.51 3; Sophie Moore 25.55. Highest age graded score in 4th place Linda Smith 80.08%.

MALE RESULTS : 1; Kieran R M O'Hara 17.07 2; Robin Smith 17.36 3; Liam Driscoll 17.42. Highest age graded score again in 4th place Stephen Philcox 83.02%.

 

 

 

This week 131 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Harmander SINGH • Alan MURPHY • John LANG • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Dawn BLAKE • Annette PRIOR • George HANMORE • Dee HANMORE • Charity ANYIKA • 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 4,071 participants have completed 33,069 parkruns covering a total distance of 165,345 km, including 4,985 new Personal Bests. A total of 419 individuals have volunteered 4,866 times.

 

Barking parkrun #397 25th January 2020

Thank you one and all runners and volunteers, we have now seen more than 4000, people complete Barking parkrun, since our first event way back in 2012. Who knew when we started, averaging about 20 to 25 people per week we would grow to now, where we are seeing around 150 per week. In a few weeks we will be holding our 400th event and at the end of next month we have the slight anomaly of having a parkrun on the 29th day of February,if you can't make that one don't worry there will be another one in 2048.

With near perfect weather we were blessed with an amazing 22 pb's so a special mention to the following for completing Barking parkrun faster than you have ever done before ; Tolu Oyelola, Peter Burdett, Ben Holland,Neil Holland, Ben Slomka,( Peter to Ben in positions 16 to 19, you do know it's not a race don't you), David Botterill, Sankaran Nepolean, Claudia Du Toit, Harry Betts, Carla Burchell, Stephen McCarthy, Valerie Cullen, Esther Awe, Hanaa Hortop, Helen Ayres, Jacob Kelly, David Weaver, Grace Kelly, Karen Holland, David Muir-Clarke, Sarudzai Bikwa &Ruth Botterill.

We were delighted to welcome 20 of you making your first appearance at Barking including 7 making their parkrun debut. So a very warm welcome to Barking and to parkrun to ; David Rigby, Pavan Sidhu, Harjit Sidhu, Fola Awe, Lauren Swick, Obi Onyido & Samuel Awe. An equally warm welcome to Barking to ; Kimberley Hovish, Lisa Hearne, Jessica Barry, Archie Hearne, Joshua Cass, Bill Knight, Joshua Hearne, Nigel Heap, Richard Hearne, William Yeates, Neil Adams, Barry Cusselle & Andrew Pickett.

You were all very well behaved for John, your RD today,and processing the results was a doddle as a consequence. Our one moan today is with the level of chatter that goes on during the run briefing. As a matter of common courtesy,to your run director and your fellow participants, can we ask for you to be quiet during the briefing. We know that the majority of you hear the same speech every week, but we are seeing new people each week who may want to listen. Also because of the increase in numbers some people are further away than you, and may not hear it. We must also emphasise that although the briefing is usually the same there may be occasions when we need to need to inform you of important information, and if you are chatting away and ignoring the run director you might miss something important !

FEMALE RESULTS ; 1; Jessica Barry 22.21 2; Sue Spong 23.08 3; Rosie Fforde 23.16 Highest age graded score Sue in 2nd place 85.09%

MALE RESULTS ; 1; Kieran R M O'Hara 17.07 2; Andrew Pickett 17.54 3; Kemuel Dean Solomon 19.39 Highest age graded score Kemuel Dean in 3rd place 80.24%.
This week 148 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 wonderful volunteers, if you want to help out at future events please see the volunteer section on this web page. you can contact us by email at Barkinghelpers@parkrun.com, comment on our facebook page or speak to the run director on the day for forthcoming events.

Philip PEARSON • Harmander SINGH • Mick MOOHAN • John LANG • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Irma CERNYCHIENE • Joe STACEY • Uzma BUTT • Sharmin KHAN • Ahmed JALAL • Charity ANYIKA • Pascalia PAMBA

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 4,009 participants have completed 32,630 parkruns covering a total distance of 163,150 km, including 4,933 new Personal Bests. A total of 418 individuals have volunteered 4,834 times.

 

Barking parkrun #396 – 18th January 2020

2e15f30e-3856-4f49-9479-09d0868c6ae1Another great turn-out at Barking parkrun this week, with 158 people running, jogging or walking the course, including 24 first timers, nine of whom were parkrun newcomers. We’ve now had over 4,000 finishers at Barking! A fantastic 20 people recorded new Personal Bests.

There wouldn’t be parkrun without volunteers – kind people who often give up their own run (or make good use of their time if injured) to enable other to enjoy parkrun. Today’s event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Harmander SINGH • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Margaret BYERS • Joe STACEY • Charity ANYIKA • Pascalia PAMBA • Maya BUTT

Today’s first three male finishers were:

  • Kieran O’Hara in 17:00. Kieran was first cross the line for the 13th time at Barking. Well done Kieran!
  • Spencer Evans in 17:57
  • Nigel Swinburne in 18:53

The first three female finishers were:

  • Madelaine Fforde in 23:02
  • Catherine McGarr in 23:10
  • Rosie Fforde in 23:11 (a new Personal Best)

The best male age grade score was achieved by Terry Knightley (83.46%). The best female age grade score was achieved by Margaret Dobbs (80.34%), a new age category record for Women 70-75. Margaret also achieved a anew Personal Best and

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

The female course record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male course 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 3,989 participants (this is last week's stat) have completed 32,482 parkruns covering a total distance of 162,410 km, including 4,911 new Personal Bests. A total of 417 individuals have volunteered 4,822 times.

⇐ Newer Posts