Barking parkrun Event number 364 15th June 2019

With the vagaries of London's public transport system, your volunteer team often turn up to get things set up, to be greeted by the popular orange hue of parkrun's visitor/tourist t-shirts on smiling faces around 0815 on Saturday mornings. This time round, Kathryn Berry (home turf of Guildford, but a seasoned tourist attempting to chalk off all the London events in the coming few months), and Eden Grey (from Washington DC, USA) were our tourist welcoming committee, building in extra time to make sure they didn't miss out on their weekly parkrun community fixes.

So it turns out that Eden is in the UK for a week, and after scouring the parkrun UK events website, chose Barking as her stop-off point. We obviously couldn't let the moment pass. After further enquiry, we discover that state-side, Eden is a regular blogger and part of the 'barkrun' community, combining their love of our canine friends with a devotion for parkrun! Our event name combines both of her passions, so no transatlantic trip could be complete without discovering our own corner of east London! Well, Eden, we are glad you chose us, and hope that your first experience of a London 'greasy spoon' at the Daily Munch cafe, Faircross Parade afterwards was as much an enjoyable experience!

Eden and Kathryn were among 18 first-timers. And while both are forgiven if this ends up being their only visit to Barking parkrun, we hope all of the other first-timers, and particularly those who also began their parkrun journeys this weekend, come back as often as possible and take part. You will all be made very welcome when you do.

We were also pleased to help a couple of celebrating milestoners at the start line. Mahbub Khan, a member of local running club Barking Road Runners, chalked up the 150 milestone today, and we also cheered heartily for Justin Chisholm, who reached his '100. Well done, both. As always, we try to look out for upcoming milestones, but a quick tug on the sleeve of your Run Director beforehand guarantees we always get the announcement in, and you get your deserved accolade!

One of our favourite PBs of the day belongs to W70-74 age-grouper Evelyn Riches. Having taken on the course for a twentieth time, and with family and friends there every step of the way, she crossed the line for the first time under the hour mark! Congratulations, Evelyn! Evelyn was one of eight people recording a personal best this week - well done one and all!

And the eagle-eyed among you will realise that we are just over a month away from our 8th Birthday. Your core team will start kicking around ideas about how we might mark the occasion. While none of us claim to have connections  with senior members of the royal family, or could call in favours from the RAF's Red Arrows,we welcome any suggestions from you Barking regulars about how we could mark the occasion on the last Saturday in July.

This week 122 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Alison FRYATT • Harmander SINGH • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Andy PRESTON • Ita O'CONNOR • Lorraine HILTON • Denise GRAHAM • Leslie JAY • Yolanda CEVEIRA

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 3,505 participants have completed 28,634 parkruns covering a total distance of 143,170 km, including 4,444 new Personal Bests. A total of 393 individuals have volunteered 4,482 times.

 

Barking parkrun #363 8th June 2019

Welcome to this weeks pb report, 18 this week,so as is becoming the norm you get first mention in the weekly epistle. Congratulations to the following for completing Barking parkrun faster than you have ever done before. John Whitehead, Barry Smith, Stephanie Phillips, Clifford Clarke, Peter Langan, James Hall, Luke Junior, George Edwards, Carla Burchell, Michelle Seidel, Greg Adams, Keshav Daby Valerie Cullen, Jo Hines, David Muir-Clarke, Aurelien Nguimbi, Annie M Nguimbi & Jo Skam. Regrettably we are unable to record another pb for Michael, although this is not too surprising as he was not here this week, we look forward to normal service being resumed in the near future.

Special mention to Lorna Beecher and Sonya Veerasamy who completed runs 50 and 150 respectively. Further special mention to Junior Reed for completing your first parkrun, we hope you enjoyed it and will be back very soon. Welcome to 6 tourists this week, Ian Punter,Stephen Pattison, Brian Brooks, Paul Thomas, Dorothea Calitz & Anthony George Blignaut. A big hello to Dorothea & Anthony who joined us this week from Richards bay parkrun, which is  a parkrun in South Africa, not too far from Durban, whilst not 100% sure we assume you are visiting the UK in general and didn't just come specifically to do Barking parkrun. Either way it was lovely to see you and we hope you enjoyed our little event in a foreign country.

You know you are in  a British summer when one week you are in shorts seeking shade to keep cool and then the following week you are concerned that the coat might not be warm enough. Very early indications are that the weather will be a bit kinder next week, although obviously it is early days so we shall see. We are putting a slightly lower attendance this week down to the inclement weather. As usual we are short of volunteers for the upcoming events, particularly next week, so if you can help your run director Andy, to ensure that the event can go ahead we would love to hear from you either on our Facebook page or by email to barkinghelpers@parkrun.com.

MALE RESULTS : 1; John Whitehead 17.55 2; Barry Smith 17.55 3; John Booth 18.14 Highest age graded score Barry in second place 76.74%

FEMALE RESULTS : 1;Stephanie Phillips 22.49 2; Morgan Romain 25.32 3; Natalie Traylen 25.34 Highest age graded score Monica Moses 69.16%

This week 103 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Ronald VIALLS • Mick MOOHAN • John LANG • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Noel COTTRELL • Andy PRESTON • Patricia BROWNING • Samuel BURDETT • Peter BURDETT • James BYERS • Ita O'CONNOR • Denise GRAHAM • 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 3,487 participants have completed 28,512 parkruns covering a total distance of 142,560 km, including 4,436 new Personal Bests. A total of 392 individuals have volunteered 4,473 times.

 

Barking parkrun #362 1st June 2019

Oh what a lovely morning,where to start this week ? very close call but we have to start again with pb's. As your run director i was quite happy standing in the shade, but 23 of you decided that the heat didn't matter one jot and  were going to complete Barking parkrun faster that ever before. I am grateful for modern technology as i feel i would have needed  at least 2 quills and would need to refill the ink pot several times in days gone by. Huge congratulations to the following ; Paul Martin, Joe Stacey, Jason Champion, Christopher Couriour, Jason Canham, Matthew Michael, Anna Crawley, Simon Skelt, Praveen Kilaru, Andy Cumella, Jitesh Joshi, Charlotte Dsa, Liliya Keremidova, Gary Thomas, Michael Warminger, Allan Bailey, Ally Butt, Louis Magibile, Charity Anyika, Lisa Johnson, Michael O'connor, Rina Patel & Irma Cernychiene. Yes Michael is there again, having  so far completed every parkrun with a pb.

Two milestones today Richard Melville 50 and Lianne Slaughter 150, well done both. Thank you to the volunteers who made your event possible, i know we say this every week but we really can't go ahead without you. For those of you who do not volunteer, if you all stepped forward a couple of times a year (not much to ask) we would have little or no problem getting the numbers we require, and it would allow those who give up their run for you, to participate a little more often.

 

Another fantastic array of first timers including 11 people making their parkrun debut, we hope you all enjoyed our little event and will be back to see us again very soon. Welcome to Barking and to parkrun to James Hall, Clifford Clarke, Peter Langan, Luke Junior, Carla Burchell, Joe Davies, Valerie Cullen, Jo Hines Aurelien Nguimbi, Annie M Nguimbi & Jo Skam. Welcome to Barking to Matthew Daniel Nelson, Alice Whiley, Boaz Micah, Grzegorz Ciszewski, Sarah Swan, Hannah Connor, Matthew Frost, Phillip Starling & Sophie Barker.

Answers on a postcard to the usual address, can you spot the 12  runners from today who have 2 traditional first names as their name ?( eg Steve James) no i haven't given you the first one  Steve James was not here today, also can you spot our 2 ' celebrity' runners, think radio and snooker. Thank you all for your attendance,and for observing the few rules that exist, we bang on about needing volunteers but obviously if we don't have runners then we don't need the volunteers.

MALE RESULTS : 1 Paul Martin 18.30(pb) ; 2 Joe Stacey 18.57 (pb) ; 3 Alex Ferraby 19.24 Highest age grade score Andrew Macfarlane 77.58%.

FEMALE RESULTS : 1 Alice Whiley 21.08 ; 2 Anna Crawley 22.28(pb) ; 3 Mary Connolly 26.00 Highest age grade score Mary Frances O'brien 77.30%.

This week 131 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Rowland LYONS • Alison FRYATT • Mary BURKETT • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Noel COTTRELL • Sally BRIDGE • James BYERS • Lorraine HILTON • Leigh LI • Harrison K H LI • Gwyneth M W LI

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 3,480 participants have completed 28,409 parkruns covering a total distance of 142,045 km, including 4,418 new Personal Bests. A total of 390 individuals have volunteered 4,460 times.

 

Barking parkrun #361 25th May 2019

Here we go again i say here we go again, this week no less than 20 pb's, so you get promoted to the first item on the run report. Massive congratulations to the following, and yes Michael did get his weekly pb, Alexander James Ferraby, Christopher D'Netto, Sameena Ahmed, Joshua Olarewaju, Andy Page, Peter Burdett, Robert Hickey, Ed Davey, Praveen Kilaru, Dean Toussaint, Pip Harrington, Sarhan Alim, Oliver Ball, Nicola Ball, Samuel Egembah, Graeme Rodway, Vaide Grainiena, Michael O'connoor, Harrison K H Li, and Sabrina Rodway.,

Secondly but just as important thank you to the volunteers who made your parkrun possible. As we say most weeks we are short of volunteers for next week so if you can help let us know either on our facebook page or by email to barkinghelpers@parkrun.com.

We were delighted to welcome 12 first timers today including 5 people making their parkrun debut, so welcome to Barking and to parkrun to, Hanna Janik, Helen Ayres, Michael Warminger, Rina Patel & Allan Bailey.. Welome to Barking to Danny O'reilly, Conor Brown, Guy Surtees, Paul Cook, Jason Casey, Fei Wang &Simon Skelt. You know where we are every Saturday so please feel free to come back and see us again.

Now we like a challenge at parkrun , and we are capable of adjusting/manipulating the results but we had two people crossing the line in error today which made the result processing more difficult this week. We  had 1 person who was not competing cross the line and 1 who had already finished going back to support a friend, then crossing the line for a second time. Can we please ask that if you have completed your run please do not cross the line a second time, as we can not expect our timekeepers to be aware that you have already finished, as they are concentrating on getting the times correct, and not able to identify those who have already completed their run.

As we said last week our local ambassador will be joining us next week, please say  hello to Mary and if you have any thoughts about parkrun either Barking or in general i am sure she would be happy to talk to you.

FEMALE RESULTS : 1; Sameena Ahmed 21.03 (pb) 2; Stephanie Mccarthy 25.35 3; Belinda Riches 25.41. Highest age graded score Stephanie in 2nd place 76.94%

MALE RESULTS: 1 Danny O'reilly 17.41 2; unknown athlete 3; Alexander James Ferraby 19.08 (pb) Highest age graded score Andrew Macfarlane 78.59%

This week 125 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 14 volunteers: Samia CHOUDHURY • Alison FRYATT • Robert COURTIER • Harmander SINGH • Mick MOOHAN • Barry CULLING • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Denise GRAHAM • Jason J M LI • Gwyneth M W LI • Irma CERNYCHIENE • Charity ANYIKA • Dion BROWN • 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 3,460 participants have completed 28,278 parkruns covering a total distance of 141,390 km, including 4,395 new Personal Bests. A total of 388 individuals have volunteered 4,449 times.

 

Barking parkrun #360 18th May 2019

A big thank you to your volunteers today, we started the week with a run director and a tail walker, but very quickly managed to fill all the roles and even had some marshals available to guide you round.Congratulations to our 2 milestone runners this week; Lili Maroti & Beatrice oguntayo, who both completed their 50th runs today.

Repetitious repeating of repeated comments about the duplicating and echoing of parkrun statistics sees us copying and imitating this section of the run report as we once again mention those of you who obtained a pb, 14 this week keeping up with recent weeks. Very well done to ;Samuel Burdett, Karan Gadhia, Jijeesh Aliyan Kandy, Sachin Dodia, Jason Freeman, Jason Li, Rosalia Dodkins, Donna Ball, Stuart Young, Louis Magibile, Charity Anyika, Anne Macaulay, Shanaze Julie & Michael o'connor. Interesting fact Michael O'connor who is very new to parkrun has achieved a pb on each of his runs so far if this continues in about a year assuming this trend continues he will finish before the run starts.

We were delighted to welcome 13 first timers this week including 3 parkrun newbies, so welcome to Barking and to parkrun to Jonathon Singer, Praveen Kilaru & Emily Attridge; welcome to Barking to Liam Tollinton, Mark Gillam, Geoff Chamberlain, John Flynn, Emma Dodkins, Stephanie Elsey, Tommy O'connor, Sheila Bower, Lara Adeyika & Lucy Walker. Needless to say you are all welcome back at any time, (well we say anytime what we really mean is on a Saturday at about 9 o'clock in the morning).

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Sally Bridge 24.32 2; Belinda Riches 25.04 3; Natalie Traylen 25.38 Highest age grade score Rosalia dodkins 69.79%

MALE RESULTS: 1 Stephen Philcox 18.27 2; Liam Tollinton 19.09 3; Alexander James Ferraby 19.29. Highest age graded score Stephen in first place 81.93%

A note for your diaries in 2 weeks (1st June) we are being visited by our local parkrun ambassador, Mary Burkett, who has very kindly offered to be our tail walker. This does not affect you in any way she is just here to observe and make sure that Barking is being run correctly, although if you have any thoughts or concerns about parkrun in general she may be able to offer assistance.

This week 121 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Samia CHOUDHURY • Martin BROOKS • Harmander SINGH • Mick MOOHAN • Chris HESLEGRAVE • Andy PRESTON • Julie GILLENDER • Sonu THETHY • George HANMORE • Greg ADAMS • Dion BROWN • 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 3,448 participants have completed 28,153 parkruns covering a total distance of 140,765 km, including 4,375 new Personal Bests. A total of 387 individuals have volunteered 4,435 times.