Barking parkrun #392 Christmas day 25th December 2019

HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Firstly thank you all for joining us on a beautiful morning in Barking park and helping us to achieve our highest ever attendance, which was better than last Christmas, perhaps a few of you had a silent night last night and were able to attend.Merry Christmas everybody or as they say in Spain, feliz navidad. No winter wonderland or white Christmas, but plenty of you were able to step into Christmas as Christmas time is here or at least it is now that parkrun has happened.It's the most wonderful time of the year and apologies to those trying to listen to the run briefing as people were saying do you hear what i hear although plenty were saying no as apparently little could be heard at the back of the field.Just after halfway you will have heard jingle bells courtesy of event director Alison. You all seemed to have a wonderful Christmas time, we are sure we saw frosty the snowman and a santa baby in the field.

This will be a mega run report as we like to mention as many people as possible so we will start with an incredible 73 of you taking part in your first Barking parkrun, including an impressive 8 people completing their first parkrun. So welcome to Barking and parkrun to Sucha Bhaker, Debra Jean-Baptiste, Kostos Ntounis, Sule Shevket, Jia Ladher, Hardeep Ladhar & Karina Ladhar. The Ladhars may have completed their first event but are no strangers to parkrun as they all have acheived v25 status. The following undertook their first Barking event,so welcome to ; Jack Nixon, Jonathan Botterill, Mark Abbott, David Alan Dixon, Sophie Broom, Patrick Clark, Gary Glennard, Paul Whittaker, Alex Cooper, Kevin Wright, Jonathan Solley, Hitesh Odedra, Lucy Summers, Ursula Abbott, Emma Garcia-Solley, Rebecca Liss, Bharat Tailor, Michael Alexander, Stephanie Groves, Elena Stylianou, Holly James, Chris Roberts, Karen Smith, Marilyn Schubert, Geetha Ramesh, Lucy Golding, Amritpal Ghatora, Lee Kyson, Jacob Everingham, John Schofield, Yusuf Ahmed, Lalita Jena, Tom Wiggins, Bruce Mail, Lilly-Rose Patten, Amanda Wixon, Richard Tromans,Brendan O'Mahony, Janaki Ramesh, Wendy Everingham, Ryan Murphy, Andrew Cook, Garry Tooey, Fran Leddra, Kirsty Brunton,Shaheda Arthur, John Arthur, Natasha Saunders, Ray Sparra Everingham, Andrew Mclaren, Mark Mcclaran, Paul Cadogan Henry Monaghan, Karen Cook, Marian Williams, Luciano Lucioli,Brian Cross, Russell Cook, Andrew Gray, Haseeb Raja, Garry Sukhija, Ken Willis, Amar Bhatti, Roderick Joyce & Julie Dalphinis. We hope you all enjoyed our event, feel free to call again next year, or sooner if you are in the area, we are not usually quite so manic and you will have a lot more room on the course to try and improve your times.

Special mention to three people for reaching landmark runs with us today; Steve Chissell 100, Luiia Vuika 50 and Rabea Begum 50. Talking of milestones we were delighted to welcome over 20 members of the 250 club.

Next we have the role of honour for those who obtained  a pb here goes, very well done; Paul Howard, Barry Smith, John Whitehead, Haydn Newland, Morgan Campbell, James Nichols, James Johnson, Rory Burr, Lee Patten, Mark Fowler, Peter Jackson, Tomasz Samuel Robert, Danny Gillard, Anna Crawley, Trevor Cooper, Dharmesh Tailor, Tommy Patten, Alan Winston, Nikhil Patel, Darren Radford, Bilkis Achha, Scott Summers, James Pain, Raz Aslam, Denys Vuika, Naimah Riaz, Sumaya Riaz, Eliza Pain, Jocelyn Summers, Richard Cossey, Melanie Green, Sue Parkinson, Bill Saunders, Rajesh Patel,George Georgiou, Iuliia Vuika, Kerry Curtis, William Wright, Pascalia Pamba, Katie Garcia & Imogen Clare Garner.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Morgan Campbell 18.51 2; Lucy Golding 20.55 3; Anna Crawley 21.05 Highest age graded score Morgan in 1st place 78.51%

MALE RESULTS: 1; Paul Whittaker 15.33 2; Paul Howard 17.16 3; Steven Whittaker 17.41 Highest age graded score Carl Partis (in 4th place) 83.99

As we have said this has become our record attendance and we will learn from it as there was quite a bit of congestion on the finish line, as it became blocked by the queue for scanning. we will move the scanning table further away next year. The only downside to the event possibly because of the congestion was that we had a few problems with token distribution. For this reason the results are correct to the best of our ability although we are aware of a few errors, which mean the results are not 100% accurate for which we apologise. Unfortunately we can not pinpoint exactly where things went array, and consequently we can not change the published results. We hope you will enter into the Christmas spirit and cut us some slack.

This week 306 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 73 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Pritesh PATEL • Harmander SINGH • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Andy PRESTON • Chris ANASTASI • Denise WOOLSTON • Wayne LATIBEAUDIERE • Ally BUTT • Uzma BUTT • 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 3,908 participants have completed 31,920 parkruns covering a total distance of 159,600 km, including 4,855 new Personal Bests. A total of 411 individuals have volunteered 4,775 times.

 

Barking parkrun #391 21st December 2019

A quick brief run report for you today, covering the basics. hopefully we will have more time to produce something a little more in depth after our Christmas day event.
Considering the time of year and the weather just prior to kick off, no surprise no newbies, but welcome to the following on their first appearance at Barking parkrun; Rita Mallinson Cookson, Dharmesh Tailor, Melvyn Dearlove, Madeline Barker, Catherine Barker, Phillip Burgess, Aimee Peacock, Andrew Farmery, Donald Bennet, Zakaria Mohamed, Linda-Claire Smith, James Perry & Andrew Stringer.

Very well done to the following people who recorded a pb today; Ruth Botterill, Dieu Merci Luyengi, David Botterill, David Weaver, Christopher D'Netto, Joe Stacey, Liviu Ionita & Jay Kilshaw.

FEMALE RESULTS 1; Madeline Barker 20.01 2; Rosie Fforde 23.46 3; Aimee Peacock 24.52 Highest age graded score Madeline in first place 78.52%

MALE RESULTS 1; Liviu Ionita 16.01 2; Kieran R M O'Hara 17.55 3; Joe Stacey 17.57 Highest age graded score Liviu in first place 80.65%

We look forward to seeing as many of you who are able to attend our extra event on Wednesday, also known as parkrun day or Christmas day. We are still looking for volunteers, if you don't fancy anything too strenuous. If you can help us, or perhaps are bringing or dragging someone along, you can offer assistance via email to barkinghelpers@parkrun.com , or on our facebook page.

This week 95 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Philip PEARSON • Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Harmander SINGH • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Andy PRESTON • Wayne LATIBEAUDIERE • Ally BUTT • 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 3,835 participants have completed 31,614 parkruns covering a total distance of 158,070 km, including 4,814 new Personal Bests. A total of 410 individuals have volunteered 4,762 times.

 

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.