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.

 

Barking parkrun #380 5th October 2019

Please read on to see if you get a mention, plenty of you do, on what turned out to be a lovely autumn morning in Barking park.

We will start with 17 pb's congratulations to the following; George Scratcherd, Ryan Carley, Mark Hortop, Peter Langan, Rohan Sood, Sophie Moore, Karan Sood, Wayne Latibeaudiere, Valerie Cullen, Evie Beazeley, Emma McGuinn, Nuvit Hussein, Hannah Broom, Brian Walsh, Michael O'Connor, Alisha Copping & Pascalia Pamba.

We were delighted to welcome 2 people making their first appearance at parkrun, so welcome to parkrun and to Barking parkrun to Rhys Pugh & Humera Akram. At the other end of the spectrum congratulations to Jagbir Bassi for completing parkrun number 50, and tourist Paul Emery from Watford  for completing parkrun number 300 ! The other first timers at Barking were Andrew Farn, Ln-Yong Hwang, Graham White, Antti Lemberg, Stan White, Tracy Drake-Tapscott & Ellie O'Shea. We hope all our first timers enjoyed our little event, and we look forward to seeing you all again at anytime, although please only call again on a Saturday at 9am or on Christmas day.

As we have just mentioned we will again be hosting an extra event on Christmas day. Please note that unlike previous years this will be at 9am (ie normal time). Don't blame us blame parkrun hq who have laid down that we must run at our usual time. We will try to avoid the confusion of last year when we ran out of finish tokens, although we may still struggle as this is always our biggest event of the year. If you want to get your parkrun fix feel free to join us, if you want to savour the atmosphere without over exerting yourselves we are always looking for volunteers, as we will be busy and will have plenty of visitors from other parkruns who do not put on Christmas day events.

Can we just highlight two of our volunteers who went beyond the call today, Alison Fryatt, who despite needing to be somewhere else whilst we were going ahead came along beforehand to set up the course and Greg Adams who spotted an error with the scanning and brought it to our attention once the results were posted slightly incorrectly. Thank you both.

Now time for a tiny moan (sorry) we are not going to name anyone but we had one finisher who ran up to the line then casually wandered over to collect their bag (presumably to get their barcode) before casually strolling over the line. Whilst this may not seem too bad we do get various members of the public wandering over the finish line, and therefore we do not give them a time, however if we then find they are in the run and take a token we then do not have a match with the number of finishers and the number of times. This obviously then means that we need to do extra work to correct the situation. Please cross the line then sort out your barcode and get it scanned, always making sure that our token is returned to the scanning table. As we have said we are not singling out any one individual as this has happened before and this is just a reminder as we can not expect our volunteers who are concentrating on making sure that you get your correct times to have the extra pressure of trying to work out if people are in the event or not. This highlights why we ask people not to cross the finish line twice as this causes a very similar problem albeit in reverse.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Sophie Moore 23.45 2; Sally Bridge 25.00 3; Rosie Fforde 25.22 Highest age graded score Mary Connolly 71.12% a very close second Evie Beazeley 70.48%( Evie runs with her dad in the under 11 category)

MALE RESULTS : 1; Unknown athlete 2; Andrew Farn 18.01 3; Ln-Yong Hwang 19.01 Highest age graded score Andrew Macfarlane 79.14%

 

This week 119 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Paul Antony TABOR • Mick MOOHAN • John LANG • Chris HESLEGRAVE • John WHAN • George HANMORE • Dee HANMORE • Greg ADAMS • 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 3,729 participants have completed 30,491 parkruns covering a total distance of 152,455 km, including 4,679 new Personal Bests. A total of 398 individuals have volunteered 4,652 times.

 

Christmas is coming

All I want for Christmas is...an extra parkrun!

As usual, we will be organising an additional parkrun on Christmas Day in Barking Park. This year, all Christmas Day parkruns will be starting at 9.00am, so you will still have plenty of time to go home and enjoy your Christmas lunch after your run/walk.

The Christmas Day parkrun will count towards your total parkruns for milestone t-shirt purposes. If you don't feel like running, we will need lots of volunteers to help on the day.

Christmas Day is always our biggest parkrun of the day, and is always good fun too. So start planning your Christmas running outfit and we will see you on the big day.

We won't be holding a parkrun in Barking Park on New Year's Day, but we'll let you know which local parkruns plan to hold a NYD event as soon as information becomes available.

 

 

 

Barking parkrun #379 28th September 2019

We will start the report this week by saying thank you to our lovely volunteers, for this week and hopefully in advance for next week, as we have an almost full roster, for next week which as mentioned on the start line could have been a potential problem due to the absence of the majority of our core team.We never turn down offers of help and marshals are always welcome, the only core role not covered is that of tail walker,feel free to email in if you want to help out.

The vagaries of the Great British weather meant that your run report writer got soaked twice during the week, and i am sitting looking at the rain lashing against the window as i write this, I have to say i was a little concerned as i walked into the park in my shorts  to set the course up and the rain started again, however we were able to go ahead in near perfect conditions. The long range forecast for next week is not too bad for the morning, however as the autumn and winter approach we would urge you to consider the weather and bring warm and or dry clothes for after the run. Regulars will see we have moved the 'baggage area' as the ground at it's previous location has become very uneven with deep ruts, and unfortunately a lady tripped and broke her wrist last week. I am sure you will all join me in wishing Julie a speedy recovery. Those of you new to parkrun will have seen the 'baggage area' whilst we monitor the area to try and keep it safe we can not guarantee security and do not take responsibility for your belongings, basically take valuables with you , if you can't carry them leave them at home or in the car.

Congratulations to the following for your personal best performances; George Scratcherd, Ryan Carley, Ben Slomka, Zac Du Toit, Hanaa Hortop, Alan Cebatariunas, Hannah Broom, Sarah Jones, Elizabeth Parker, Maddison Stephenson, Sarudzai Bikwa, Hannah May & Amy Taylor.

Welcome to Barking parkrun to 6 first timers this week; William Bird, Alan Carley, Jamie Eyles, Ilona Bartosz-Carcangiu, Marie Carley & John Eyles. At the other end of the spectrum congratulations to Sue Parkinson for run 150. Thank you to Sue and birthday boy Alan Murphy for the post event chocolates, you all showed a good level of restraint as there are quite a few left and they will be available next week.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1;Ilona bartosz-Carcangiu 27.21 2; Annette Prior 27.59 3; Joyce Golder 28.00. Highest age graded score Annette in second place 59.20%

MALE RESULTS: 1;George Scratcherd 19.31; 2 Jagbir Bassi 19.57; 3 Ryan Carley 20.45.Highest age graded score Andrew Macfarlane 77.87%

This week 110 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 8 volunteers:

Alison FRYATT • Paul Antony TABOR • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Sue PARKINSON • Wayne LATIBEAUDIERE • Greg ADAMS • 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 3,719 participants have completed 30,372 parkruns covering a total distance of 151,860 km, including 4,662 new Personal Bests. A total of 398 individuals have volunteered 4,641 times.

 

Barking parkrun #378 – 21st September 2019

Herewith, this week’s run report
Weather: Sunny, not too hot, not too cold, and not too windy. Perfect parkrun weather? I think so!
Course: The fair was in town, which meant cables across the path. As it turned out, that was the least of our problems…
Participants: 124
Tourists: Seemed to have been mainly locals and Essex boys and girls today, with the exception of a lone Highgate Harrier.
Volunteers: 11 (Alison FRYATT • Mick MOOHAN • Barry CULLING • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Andy PRESTON • Alexander James FERRABY • James BYERS • Sue PARKINSON • Margaret BYERS • Greg ADAMS • Charity ANYIKA)
First-timers: 13, of which 7 first-time parkrunners and 6 first-time visitors to Barking.
PBs: 17 – Woohoo!
Finish Position tokens lost: 0. Hooray!
Milestones achieved: Two. Happy hundred parkruns to Sunil Kunjiraman and Andrew MacFarlane. Andrew also achieved the best age-grading of the day, 78.05 %.
Incidents: Two falls on the uneven surfaces. Hope you are both OK, ladies. We’ll report the issues to the Park Ranger, but can’t guarantee fast remedial action, so everyone please take extra care out there.
Dogs: Two, Cooper and Juno (though I think Juno mainly comes for the sausage sandwich afterwards).
Lost property: a rather nice water bottle, which has been reclaimed by its owner, and a toy dog (no, not Cooper).

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Since Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012:
Total runs completed: 30,262
Total distance covered: 151,310k
Unique participants: 3,712
Personal bests: 4,649
Volunteer occasions: 4,633
Unique volunteers: 398 (wouldn’t it be nice to reach 400!)

Thank you to everyone who has taken part and a particularly massive thank you to the volunteers.

Thanks as always for reading and see you next week, when Run Director Chris will be doing the honours.

 

Barking parkrun #376 7th September 2019

We will start the report this week by saying thank you, to our kindhearted runners who followed the few rules we have, handed back all our finish tokens and were even kind enough to spread out, so that our timers were not under any pressure. Equally thank you to your volunteers who turned out in force, to ensure a smooth safe event took place.

On a beautiful late summer early autumn morning we were pleased to welcome 15 people making there first appearance at Barking including 7 making their parkrun debut, so welcome to the following; New to Barking Oliver Nottidge, Yuanwei Xu, Michael Moore, Paul Mcgee-Renedo, Fiona Hunt, Sudipta Moore, Sharon Sayed-Moynihan &Brian Walsh; New to Barking and to parkrun, Mark Hortop, Aydin Tekoglu, Dean Chambers, Hanaa Hortop, Leila Al-Rashed, Hannah May & Amy Taylor. We hope you all enjoyed our event and will be back to see us very soon. At the other end of the spectrum although not an official parkrun milestone well done to Stephen Philcox & Natalie Traylen on each completing run 200.

Massive congratulations to the 16 of you who obtained a pb at this morning's event; Warren Ibrahim, Trevor Cooper, Jijeesh Aliyan Kandy, John Flynn, Francis Bonsall, Jason Li, Leslie Jay, Rosie Fforde, Robyn Robertson, Valerie Cullen, Nuvit Hussein, Uzma Butt, Ilyas Sarwar, Namgidi Ntuli, Michael O'connor & Linda Weaver.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Breege Nordin 21.55 2; Inga Hayden-Cooper 23.37 3; Nazia Islam 25.07 Highest age graded score Breege in first place an impressive 91.10%

MALE RESULTS: 1 Stephen Philcox 18.20 2; Simon Leung-Chester 18.42 3; Warren Ibrahim 19.26 Highest age graded score in first place Stephen 82.45%

This week 118 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Alison FRYATT • Adam SHAIKH • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Andy PRESTON • Sonya VEERASAMY • Sue PARKINSON • Ita O'CONNOR • Greg ADAMS • Irma CERNYCHIENE • Michael O'CONNOR

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 3,682 participants have completed 30,000 parkruns covering a total distance of 150,000 km, including 4,615 new Personal Bests. A total of 395 individuals have volunteered 4,609 times.

 

Barking parkrun #372 10th August 2019

Welcome to this weeks' run report for the Chicago parkrun, well it felt like we were in the windy city ! A strong tail wind helped for a brisk start for our 110 runners, the only  downside of Barking parkrun is that you then turn into a headwind along the lake and then spend the rest of the run in and out of the wind. We had a little fun before the event moving fallen branches and lots of general debris but we were able to go ahead safely and the conditions did not prevent 10 of you from obtaining a pb.

In view of the weather we will give first shout out to those who did a pb; so well done to George Scratcherd, Anna Crawley, James Hall, Rohan Sood, Simon Hill, Leslie Jay, Louise Adams, Ilyas Sarwar, Natalie Osei-Owusu & Margaret Byers.

We were delighted to welcome 19 first timers, which included 7 people undertaking their first parkrun ; so a very warm welcome to Barking and parkrun to Nicholas Rogers, Luke Jeffries, Egidijus Vedrickas, Karan Sood, Michael Mwale, Namgidi Ntuli & Jack Dovey. An equally warm welcome to Barking to Simon Leung-Chester, Darren Woods, Kevin Mcaleer, Simon Gosney, Nicholas Mortimer, Neil Mcdonough, Jason Manning, Richard Cossey, Kerry Curtis, Robyn Robertson, Sophie Walker &Clara James. At the other end of the spectrum congratulations to Ray Mitchell for completing parkrun number 200 !

Possibly a long shot but we have lost finish token number 97, this might just be a coincidence, but positions 96,98&99 were Doveys, was there a fourth Dovey without a barcode who may have taken our token home in error? If you have accidentally taken our token home can you return it next week. We have an amnesty policy no questions asked, but as we say in the run briefing we do need these tokens each week, as making replacements can be costly and time consuming.

You may well already be aware of this but thanks to mayor Khan, for the whole month of September travel on the London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking line is completely free (details on tfl website), so if you use this line to get to us you can have a true free run at Barking.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Anna Crawley 21.44 (new pb) 2; Belinda Riches 24.42 3; Sally Bridge 26.11 highest age graded score Anna in 1st place 68.10%

MALE RESULTS; 1; Simon Leung-Chester 19.25 2; George Scratcherd 19.47 3; Jason Syrett 19.51 highest age graded score Kevin Mcaleer 76.08%

 

This week 110 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • John LANG • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Sonya VEERASAMY • Denise GRAHAM • Greg ADAMS • Irma CERNYCHIENE • 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 Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 90.47% (14:52) on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 3,627 participants have completed 29,527 parkruns covering a total distance of 147,635 km, including 4,552 new Personal Bests. A total of 393 individuals have volunteered 4,570 times.

 

Barking parkrun #371 3rd August 2019

What a difference a week makes in the life of a parkrunner, no need for snorkel and flippers this week, also no need for the waterproof gear for the volunteers !
Firstly welcome to the 12 people making their debut at Barking parkrun, including 3 people making their parkrun debut. We hope you all enjoyed our little event, please feel free to call again. Therefore welcome to parkrun to Wayne Pennington,Rohan Sood & Alice Dovey, welcome to Barking ; Andrew Hartley, Mark Jefford, Ujjwal Shrestha, John Cornell, Emily Quin, Gerard Francis Thompson,Amardeep Singh Rai, Philip Bryant & Theresa Bryant.

Secondly but just as important congratulations to the following who have completed Barking parkrun faster than ever before ; James Taverner, Warren Ibrahim, Clifford Clarke, Simon Hill, Wale Salami, David Pearce, Janet Potter, Valerie Cullen, Hanya Bentomane, David Weaver, Charity Anyika, Natalie Osei-Owusu , Linda Weaver & Evelyn Riches. In amongst the pb's, special mention to David Pearce for completing 50 parkruns, David Weaver for 6 consecutive pb's & Evelyn Riches for taking one and a half minutes off your previous time. We know we say this quite often, we try to look out for landmark runs but we receive no notifications, so just look at the last couple of weeks results to try and spot anyone who is close. So apologies if we do not give you a shout out on the start line, although we will try to mention you in the run report if one gets done.

FEMALE RESULTS : 1 Sameena Ahmed 21.42; 2 Emily Quin 22.43; 3 Belinda Riches 24.03 Highest age graded score Ellen Harrison 77.35%

MALE RESULTS : 1 Andrew Hartley 17.07; 2 James Taverner 18.26; 3 Mark Jefford 20.05 Highest age graded score Andrew in 1st place 77.99%

You may well be going away on your summer holidays in the coming weeks, so remember to take your barcode with you,  as you can participate anywhere in the world, as long as you have it with you. The downside of this is obviously if our regular helpers are away on holiday,  we still  need volunteers to make the parkrun magic happen. To this end please take a moment to have a look at the volunteer roster for future events and consider putting your name forward, either by email or on our facebook page, as obtaining the required helpers can be difficult during the summer months.

This week 97 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Rowland LYONS • Harmander SINGH • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Denise GRAHAM • Phil REID • Carolyn REID • Irma CERNYCHIENE • 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 Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 90.47% (14:52) on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 3,607 participants have completed 29,417 parkruns covering a total distance of 147,085 km, including 4,542 new Personal Bests. A total of 393 individuals have volunteered 4,561 times.

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