Basildon parkrun Run Report #293

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report 293!

Basildon parkrun Event number 293 19th October 2019

This week 168 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Steve MACDONALD • Louise GANN • Dave MULLENDER • Katie DARBY • Joy LEADER • Kenneth CAREY • Jacqui WEST • Lucy KEMISH • Chris SHAW • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Charlie LLOYD • Elaine STATON • Albert MILES • Ross TAYLOR • Colin WILKINSON • Nigel HOROBIN • Tina GOLUBEVA • Ellie-Mae HOLMES • Patricia HEARD • Sarah WATSON

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 6,167 participants have completed 46,230 parkruns covering a total distance of 231,150 km, including 8,651 new Personal Bests. A total of 671 individuals have volunteered 5,848 times.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #292

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report 292!

Or at least where Basildon parkrun Run Report 292 should be... we've just recieved a postcard from it - it's gone on holiday*!

The postcard had a pic of it sunning itself on a beach enjoying a Pina Colada**, which is terrible behavior for a Run Report!

If you'd like to write a better-behaved Run Report***, please email us at basildon@parkrun.com!

*This is totally not an excuse for RD Charlie forgetting to write it as we didn't have any volunteers to do it this week, honest!
**Non alcoholic
***Other volunteer roles are available!

Basildon parkrun Event number 292 12th October 2019

This week 147 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Steve MACDONALD • Kalli ISBORNE • Theresa HOWE • Michelle HOLMAN • Jacqui WEST • John WILKINSON • Lucy KEMISH • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Paul AGASTINA • Charlie LLOYD • John VICTORY • Colin WILKINSON • Paul OMER • Michael MUGGERIDGE • Vivienne CHURNSIDE • Philip BEAUMONT • Anne COGGIN • Karen HEARD • Jane YELLOP • Nigel HOROBIN • Patricia HEARD

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 6,153 participants have completed 46,062 parkruns covering a total distance of 230,310 km, including 8,616 new Personal Bests. A total of 669 individuals have volunteered 5,827 times.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #291

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report 291!

We had a lovely Facebook post from Anne Peterson this week, which was too nice not to use as the Run Report :-)

I just want to say thank you for being such a fantastic friendly bunch. I started running aged nearly 60 on Christmas Day 2016. I had never run before but managed a 44:47 finish. I started running having signed up to run Silverstone Half Marathon in March 2017 to raise money in memory of my son who passed away in 2014. I have recently completed my 100th parkrun and my pb is now 28:00 With the support of family and friends we have now raised just over £100k for MD UK. Parkrun has given me a new purpose in life and a love of running I never knew I had. I have joined Pitsea Running Club and made some amazing friends. Thank you Basildon Parkrun for helping to make this possible.

Well done Anne!

Thank you Anne!

Basildon parkrun Event number 291 5th October 2019

This week 196 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Michael WOODWARD • Kalli ISBORNE • Dave MULLENDER • Ingo DIERKSCHNIEDER • Coral HOLMES • Jacqui WEST • John WILKINSON • Lucy KEMISH • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • John HOLMES • Charlie LLOYD • John VICTORY • Albert MILES • Paul OMER • Michael MUGGERIDGE • Anne COGGIN • Mark DUGGIN • Tony KENYON

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 6,136 participants have completed 45,915 parkruns covering a total distance of 229,575 km, including 8,594 new Personal Bests. A total of 669 individuals have volunteered 5,805 times.

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Christmas Day parkrun 2019!

Basildon parkrun - Christmas Day Event

We're pleased to announce we will be running a Christmas Day special parkrun! This will be in addition to our normal Saturday events, so please make a note in your diaries for Wednesday 25th December 2019 at the usual start time of 9.00am.

A few volunteers are still required for this event, please email in (basildon@parkrun.com) as normal if you'd like to help out!

The Northlands Park café and toilets will not be open.

We won't be holding a New Year's Day parkrun, but you can see which parkruns are planning an event on the Christmas & New Year Compendium page - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/

See you there, and #dfyb!

 

Basildon parkrun Run Report #290

Basildon parkrun Event number 290 28th September 2019

This week 170 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Linda BATES • Kalli ISBORNE • Dave MULLENDER • Jacqui WEST • Lisa GARNER • John WILKINSON • Lucy KEMISH • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Laura DAWSON • Charlie LLOYD • Elaine STATON • Lois WHITROD • Peter COVEY • Colin WILKINSON • Beryl MUNRO • Michael MUGGERIDGE • Vivienne CHURNSIDE • Philip BEAUMONT • Jane YELLOP • Emma ANDERSON

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 6,114 participants have completed 45,719 parkruns covering a total distance of 228,595 km, including 8,568 new Personal Bests. A total of 668 individuals have volunteered 5,781 times.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #289

Basildon parkrun Event number 289 21st September 2019

This week 205 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Kalli ISBORNE • Theresa HOWE • Lucy KEMISH • Charlie LLOYD • Jo PEARCE • Peter COVEY • Tony GRIFFIN • Dillon NOONAN • Laura HEARD • Rachel LAVER • Anne COGGIN • Karen HEARD • Peter LAVER • Robert MONGER • Tina GOLUBEVA • Patricia HEARD • Sarah WATSON • Terry NOONAN

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 6,103 participants have completed 45,549 parkruns covering a total distance of 227,745 km, including 8,534 new Personal Bests. A total of 667 individuals have volunteered 5,760 times.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #288

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report 288, this week sent in by Paul Omer!

Pitsea RC parkrun Takeover

parkrun one little word that has changed so many people’s lives!  Every Saturday morning 9am across the UK and now world runners/walkers and all-important volunteers regardless of ability come together to run 5k at their own pace for free.  Our local Basildon parkrun is always well attended by Pitsea Running Club and over the years we have built up a strong network of friends, expanded our membership and had thoroughly good times (especially the post run coffee/chat/sandwich).   Last Saturday the club put a little bit back into parkrun by ‘taking over’ the running and volunteering of the event alongside the parkrun core team and other volunteers.  We had a fantastic response to the usual call from help with the major roles including marshalling, time keeping barcode scanning etc.  In addition, the club supplied ‘pacers’ across the full spectrum of times to help fellow runners aim for a PB or set time.

Organising a takeover cannot be done without organisation and Nigel Pointer stepped up to ensure we had a good club presence; we forget sometimes that the core team must do this every weekend!  Thanks to all the volunteers that stepped up to make this week’s event happen, volunteering can be as much fun as running and the parkrun core team are be happy to help anyone in understanding the volunteering options.

Big thankyou also this week to our brave pacers (it is brave and slightly daunting for some as the route is difficult to pace).  We also had Anne Peterson celebrating her 100th parkrun milestone, and Stephen Tate celebrating his 50th parkrun - congratulation both!

Well done!

For those not aware of the volunteers assemble early from 8am onwards so that the course and volunteers can be prepared, in addition this week we set up our Pitsea gazebo and pacer team with bibs etc. we have a first timers briefing for which there were lots!  Which is followed by the main runner’s safety briefing including highlighting Anne and any other milestones for the day.

Today over 262 people completed parkrun (plus volunteers!) so a good turnout and near the highest at 281.  The run started in the usual ‘stampede’ to the first pathway with the fast ones dashing off to avoid congestion and the mid to slower groups happily sorting themselves into a rhythm.  Our pacers, highly visibly to other runners through blue bibs also start the difficult job of setting the pace for others.   3 laps of the course can be challenging with path/trail and up/downhill sections but the atmosphere is always great and particularly pleasant on a nice cool but sunny morning, ideal for running.  First finishers will complete the day in 17 ish minutes with the tail walker (you are never the last to finish at parkrun) coming in around the hour mark.

Thank you pacers!

Post run you get your barcodes scanned (your personal barcode and your finish token, please don’t forget to give that one back) and then head for the café for a drink and perhaps food but almost always a good chat!

As is customary for milestones cakes/sweets were provided for all and they went down a treat.

Thank you, Basildon parkrun, for allowing us to help with this weeks event and supply the pacers.

Well done to all the runners, joggers and walkers that always make a Saturday morning so special.

Paul Omer – on behalf of Pitsea RC.

Pitsea Running Club!

Basildon parkrun Event number 288 14th September 2019

This week 262 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Michael WOODWARD • Tim SHEA • Dave MULLENDER • Don SINCLAIR • Valerie SINCLAIR • Theresa HOWE • Robert VINICOMBE • Kenneth CAREY • Marion BREEZE • John WILKINSON • Kristina READ • Lucy KEMISH • Mark SCOTT • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Paul AGASTINA • Jo PEARCE • Martin ORFORD • Macy JAMES • Nicola RUDGLEY • Peter MCLAUGHLIN • Gemma HIGGS • Suzanne FIGGINS • Tony GRIFFIN • Trevor PETERSON • Kay MOORE • Janet HEAD • Anne COGGIN • Karen HEARD • Dawn CADDELL • Jane YELLOP • Charlotte KILLINGBACK • Claire HITCHCOCK • Patricia HEARD

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 6,082 participants have completed 45,344 parkruns covering a total distance of 226,720 km, including 8,505 new Personal Bests. A total of 664 individuals have volunteered 5,742 times.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #287

Welcome to Basildon parkrun Run Report 287, this week sent in by Run Director Pauline (ably assisted by Joss!)

A huge well done to Joss who was a very special guest run director for parkrun number 287. I am biased as her auntie, but I think you’ll all agree that she did a great job. In preparation to be run director Joss has undertaken all the volunteer roles at Basildon parkrun and shadowed her uncle in the RD role on the previous week. Joss is a regular runner at Basildon and has completed 47 parkruns in the last 18 months, a massive achievement especially when she’s only 9 years old. It was a family affair on Saturday with auntie, mum, dad, younger brother, cousin and uncle all volunteering. Without volunteers parkrun would not happen, whilst you might not want to be run director there are lots of roles, including ones that mean you still get to do your 5k. Have a chat with a member of the core team if you would like information about the roles, we can arrange support or shadowing opportunities.

It was a little chilly but that didn’t stop 201 people from completing Basildon parkrun. Joss guessed 200 runners, which was the closest estimate from the finish funnel crew.

On Saturday Pitsea running club are providing pacers so it might be your week for a PB.

Remember your barcode and the parkrun rules, if you are under 11 an adult needs to be with you during the run.

Basildon parkrun Event number 287 7th September 2019

This week 201 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Julie CAHILL • Valerie SINCLAIR • Coral HOLMES • Kenneth CAREY • Lucy KEMISH • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • John HOLMES • William HOLMAN • Peter COVEY • Craig BROWN • Paul OMER • Vivienne CHURNSIDE • Philip BEAUMONT • Anne COGGIN • Robert MONGER • Emma ANDERSON • Philip MOORE • Jocelynne MOORE • Jasper MOORE • Patricia HEARD • Maëlyss MOORE

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 6,055 participants have completed 45,082 parkruns covering a total distance of 225,410 km, including 8,430 new Personal Bests. A total of 657 individuals have volunteered 5,708 times.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #286

You! Yes, you! I'm you from the future, sending a message to you in the past!

The future needs you to write a Run Report! I don't have time to explain why - I don't even have time to explain why I don't have time to explain why - but we need you email basildon@parkrun.com and volunteer!

THE FUTURE DEPENDS UPON YOU!

Basildon parkrun Event number 286 31st August 2019

This week 219 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Michael WOODWARD • Ian HART • Mike GROUT • Louise GANN • Dave MULLENDER • Jon PAYNE • Jacqui WEST • Lucy KEMISH • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • John VICTORY • Colin WILKINSON • Tony GRIFFIN • Kay MOORE • Philip BEAUMONT • Anne COGGIN • Lacey BANGS • Tracy REID • Jane YELLOP • Jocelynne MOORE • Callum WICKS • Patricia HEARD • Sarah WATSON

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 6,036 participants have completed 44,881 parkruns covering a total distance of 224,405 km, including 8,369 new Personal Bests. A total of 656 individuals have volunteered 5,686 times.

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Basildon parkrun Run Report #285

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If you'd like to write a run report - or volunteer for any other role - please drop us an email! basildon@parkrun.com

Basildon parkrun Event number 285 24th August 2019

This week 192 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Ian HART • David DAVIDSON • Joy LEADER • Robert VINICOMBE • John WILKINSON • Lucy KEMISH • Richard MOORE • Pauline MACKENZIE-MOORE • Paul AGASTINA • John HOLMES • John VICTORY • Albert MILES • Laura HEARD • Anne COGGIN • Karen HEARD • Lacey BANGS • Emma ANDERSON • Callum WICKS • Patricia HEARD

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:40 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 21).
The female record is held by Gemma HOLLOWAY who recorded a time of 18:34 on 1st November 2014 (event number 31).
The Age Grade course record is held by Breege NORDIN who recorded 85.97% (22:34) on 25th December 2017 (event number 198).

Basildon parkrun started on 5th April 2014. Since then 6,015 participants have completed 44,662 parkruns covering a total distance of 223,310 km, including 8,327 new Personal Bests. A total of 654 individuals have volunteered 5,663 times.

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