Event number 45 – 16th October 2021

Bethlem heaven - mozzies under control, going neither too soft or too firm, cool, dry. We da best parkrun in the world. Now let me stat you:

 
This week 58 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Paul CREGG • Mike SIMMS • Janet SIMMS • Roger HARRIS • Jackie GANLEY • Alison JOHN • Marcus ELWES • Jason MERCER • Gary FARRANT • Christopher JACKSON • Karen MERCER • Kev HOWARTH • John WHITELEY • Rebecca GOLDER • Mark JOHN

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

The female record is held by Ellie OSMOND who recorded a time of 19:56 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 10).
The male record is held by Andy BOND who recorded a time of 16:35 on 7th September 2019 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 88.58% (20:43) on 2nd October 2021 (event number 43).

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 2,271 participants have completed 4,817 parkruns covering a total distance of 24,085 km, including 618 new Personal Bests. A total of 178 individuals have volunteered 816 times.

 

Event number 44 – 9th October 2021 – parkrunners in the mist!

WhatsApp Image 2021-10-09 at 12.50.12The main surprise this week was arriving to see our wonderful fields at Bethlem covered in thick mist, adding a surreal navigational challenge to those who turned up. I am fairly sure everyone who set out returned back, although its possible there are still people out there searching for a way out!

This week 63 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

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First place finisher Andy emerges from the gloom

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Terri SHOTTON • Roger HARRIS • Jackie GANLEY • James TINKLER • Marcus ELWES • Graeme DRYSDALE • Zoe KINGSMELL • Christopher JACKSON • Sarah REGAN • Dee TIMON • Sandra ELWES • Colette SHORT • David CANNON • Rebecca GOLDER • Mary YATES

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

The female record is held by Ellie OSMOND who recorded a time of 19:56 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 10).
The male record is held by Andy BOND who recorded a time of 16:35 on 7th September 2019 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 88.58% (20:43) on 2nd October 2021 (event number 43).

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 2,257 participants have completed 4,759 parkruns covering a total distance of 23,795 km, including 611 new Personal Bests. A total of 177 individuals have volunteered 801 times.

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Tail walkers Jackie and Rebecca try to see where on earth they are supposed to be going!

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The ducks were happy!

 

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun is back! 2 October 2021

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It was so great to be back today! Despite not having officially advertised our return to prevent a large crowd, a sizeable number turned out on an overcast morning for our 43rd run and the first since 14 March 2020.

We welcomed 24 newbies to Bethlem, and for one of these, Clement Raphael, this was his first ever parkrun anywhere! A very warm welcome to you all and hope you will join us again soon.

Returning parkrunners will have noticed that we have pared back the number of signs to the start and reduced the number of cones around the course, which has been done to simplify setting up and reduce touch points. We have also moved the finish funnel further down the final path, so that on exiting the funnel, finishers find themselves back in the briefing area and scanning can take place here, where there is more space, to help maintain social distancing. The duck pond is back, and the ducks have been busy during lockdown as we noticed quite a few new ones testing out the water!

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The Age Grade course record was broken today by Clare ELMS who recorded 88.58% (20:43), and who told the RD afterwards that she is still experiencing dizziness following having Covid, so that is an amazing result! Well done Clare!

Until next week....happy running and good luck to anyone doing the London Marathon tomorrow!

Lots more photos from today here, thank you to volunteer marshal Kev Howarth.

 

Results round-up:

This week 66 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Linda WHITELEY • Terri SHOTTON • Anne UNSELD • Mike SIMMS • Janet SIMMS • Rachel BENTLEY  • Jackie GANLEY • James TINKLER • Gillian SELMAN • Marcus ELWES • Jason MERCER • Christopher JACKSON • Sarah REGAN • Karen MERCER • Sandra ELWES • Kev HOWARTH • George BENTLEY • John WHITELEY

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

The female record is held by Ellie OSMOND who recorded a time of 19:56 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 10).
The male record is held by Andy BOND who recorded a time of 16:35 on 7th September 2019 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 88.58% (20:43) on 2nd October 2021 (event number 43).

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 2,234 participants have completed 4,696 parkruns covering a total distance of 23,480 km, including 604 new Personal Bests. A total of 174 individuals have volunteered 786 times.

 

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun restarts on Sat 2 October

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We are looking forward to welcoming parkrunners back to Bethlem Royal Hospital site on Sat 2 October.

All first timers should meet in the Visitors' Carpark, to the left of the entrance on Monks Orchard Road, where a parkrun volunteer will walk with you to the Run Briefing Area, leaving the carpark at 8.45am. 

Note that the Community Centre and Cafe is only open to staff and service users, so there are currently no toilet facilities for parkrun.

 

Event 42 – 14th March 2020 – Coronavirus Concerns

After seemingly weeks of storms and rain, the sun made a brief appearance (well for a short while anyway) at this morning's parkrun; a little light relief in what was a slightly subdued event given the wider news of parkrun shutdowns across the globe, due to the continuing Covid-19 outbreak.

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The result of a little sunshine and generally drier weather this week meant that although still wet, the course had dried out a little and was not quite the mud bath it has been for the previous few weeks, another reason why we had a few more hardy souls (43) than in recent weeks, prepared to run, jog or walk their way around.

Tourists from Derbyshire and Royal Lemington Spa swelled our numbers along with two parkrun first timers.

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undeterred runners and volunteers

With the news that more mass sporting events maybe cancelled next week, the Bethlem parkrun team are bracing themselves for the news that future parkruns in the UK maybe also be impacted and of course, if that happens, we will let you know via our social media channels.

Until next time (when ever that is) we hope all our parkrunners and volunteers stay safe and well.

This week 44 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Terri SHOTTON • Mike SIMMS • Janet SIMMS • Jackie GANLEY • James TINKLER • Marcus ELWES • Christopher JACKSON • Sarah REGAN • Jason HONE • Isabella SHORT • Betty FOGGITT • Kev HOWARTH • Simon POWELL • John WHITELEY • Susan CLARK • Mary YATES • Francesca MEEHAN

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

The female record is held by Ellie OSMOND who recorded a time of 19:56 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 10).
The male record is held by Andy BOND who recorded a time of 16:35 on 7th September 2019 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 88.09% (20:17) on 25th December 2019 (event number 31).

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 2,210 participants have completed 4,630 parkruns covering a total distance of 23,150 km, including 597 new Personal Bests. A total of 173 individuals have volunteered 768 times.

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