Christmas Day

We will be staging a parkrun on Christmas Day this year, but not unfortunately on New Years Day. If you can assist with volunteering on Christmas Day, please contact us on bethlemroyalhospital@parkrun.com

Please note that the Community Centre cafe will not open on Christmas Day.

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Event 17 – A tourist view of Bethlem – 21st September 2019

Rather than the usual run report, we are posting a link to a lovely blog written by a visitor this week. Thank you very much for your kind words Mark LAYZELL aka Silent Runner.

https://silentrunner.blog/2019/09/22/bethlem-royal-hospital/

This week 105 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Terri SHOTTON • Paul CREGG • Mike SIMMS • Janet SIMMS • Jackie GANLEY • James TINKLER • Gary FARRANT • Andy BOND • Colette SHORT • John WHITELEY • Grace LAKE • Rebecca GOLDER • Mary YATES • George TINKLER GANLEY

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 Andy BOND who recorded 86.13% (16:35) on 7th September 2019 (event number 15).

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,562 participants have completed 2,619 parkruns covering a total distance of 13,095 km, including 401 new Personal Bests. A total of 113 individuals have volunteered 335 times.

 

Event 16 – still the sun shines down on us – 15th September 2019

Another sunny but crisp morning greeted us on Saturday as we welcomed 105 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. As often seems to be the case, the vast majority of first timers appeared to be tourists, with notable attendees from both Wimbledon and Clapham, including the Event Director from Clapham parkrun, Jennifer WOOLGAR and some of her colleagues. Nice to see you all.

There were also four genuine first timers to parkrun; take a bow David FENLON, Claire WARNER, Uchechi NDUKWE and our very own Mary YATES from the Hospital and parkrun core team. We look forward to welcoming you all back.

We also had perhaps a unique attendance to note of two lady chairs from local running clubs - Fiona HEMSLEY of Bromley Vets AC and Nicola MOORE of Petts Wood Runners. Nice to see you both ladies (courteous bow).

Congratulations to David FOWLER who neatly managed to coincide his 40th birthday and 100th run at the same event. Thank you for choosing our event for these two momentous milestones.

Out on the course, one of the first time visitors from Clapham Chasers; Edward REES stormed over first place in an impressive 18:08, followed by Jason MERCER and another first timer Dyfan GARMON in second and third place respectively.

Of the ladies, Eleanor ANDREWS another first timer Capham Chaser, was first over the line in 21:33, followed by Agnieszka PALIWODA and Cathryn REES in second and third placed respectively. The latter was yet another first timer Clapham Chaser!

Notable PBs were recorded by Colette SHORT who ran an impressive 24:45 before shooting off to help in the cafeteria in the Community Centre! Catherine LOCKTON 25:11 - getting closer to sub 25 minutes and Christopher JACKSON 26:35 having already been a car park marshal before the run!

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Colette gets a shift on to help at the cafe!

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Cat looking determined!

A note also for Doreen ABBOTT who ran a PB of 29:33 in the VW75-79 category which gave her a very impressive 82.06 % age grading and Hazel IMESON who ran a PB of 23:20 in the VW60-64 category which gave her an even more impressive age grading of 85.57 %, just outside the course record!

Well done everyone!

A big shout out as always to our wonderful volunteers, without who this event would not be possible.

This weeks high viz heroes were:

Guy SURTEES • Terri SHOTTON • Paul HEFFORD • Janet SIMMS • Gillian SELMAN • Marcus ELWES • Christopher JACKSON • Maggie J • Sarah REGAN • Karen MERCER • Colette SHORT • Liz TALBOT DAVIES • Roy TAIT • Carly HIBBERD • Simon POWELL • Joanne CAREY • Mary YATES

If you would like to volunteers, do please drop us a line. It is great fun and you will receive full training to carry out the role.

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Two of our more glamorous volunteers!

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 Andy BOND who recorded 86.13% (16:35) on 7th September 2019 (event number 15).

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,527 participants have completed 2,514 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,570 km, including 373 new Personal Bests. A total of 109 individuals have volunteered 321 times.

 

Event 13 – Unlucky for some? (well, for those who weren’t there) – 24 August 2019

 

The weather gods were kind to us on Saturday and blessed the 13th Bethlem Royal Hospital Parkrun with sunshine, although not enough to evaporate our wonderful water feature (well, large puddle) between the two fields, meaning wet feet again for the gathered throng of 219 runners, walkers and joggers that took part.

An eclectic bunch they were too, representing 34 different clubs, from Saltaire (near Bradford) to Sutton, Petts Wood to Portsmouth. There were 117 first timers to BRHP, notably swelled by the massed ranks of the touring ‘Zero 2 Hero’ team, who had three of their number celebrating their 100th milestone: Marylin Stringer, Dee Timon and Sid Launchbury. On top of all that we had 40 new Personal Bests too!

The event was made possible by 17 wonderful volunteers - huge thanks to:

Terri SHOTTON • Jackie GANLEY • Clare STONE • Christopher JACKSON • Ben WALSH • Anne WHARTON • Simon YATES • Colette SHORT • David APPLETON • Bob THOMAS • Jasmin NANCEKIVELL-SMITH • Simon POWELL • Joanne CAREY • Sue HOLLYWOOD-POWELL • Mary YATES • Bernice BURNS • Niko BURNS

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

The male record is held by Roger VILARDELL who recorded a time of 16:45 on 25th May 2019 (event number 1), and by Simon FOX who also recorded a time of 16:45 on 22nd June 2019 (event number 5).
The female record is held by Ellie OSMOND who recorded a time of 19:56 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andy BOND who recorded 84.26% (16:50) on 8th June 2019 (event number 3).

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,417 participants have completed 2,197 parkruns covering a total distance of 10,985 km, including 285 new Personal Bests. A total of 97 individuals have volunteered 273 times.

 

Event 12- Here comes the sun!

The ducks were back in the puddle at the start point, ready to greet the 101 participants of Event 12 at Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun. The rain had cleared to leave lovely sunny, but humid conditions.

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pre-run duck inspection

We welcomed 38 first timers on Saturday, including our 1st place male Jamie Buckland and 1st place female Georgina Horton! We hope that you all enjoyed your run and come and visit us again soon. 

Despite the humidity, 13 of the returning runners managed a PB. Well done to you all!

Massive congratulations to Simon Narracott who celebrated his 250th run with us today! Thank you for the lovely chocolate cake!

Volunteering is great fun, and if you'd like to volunteer at a future parkrun, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Jackie, at bethlemroyalhospital@parkrun.com with your barcode number and date(s) you can help.

We look forward to welcoming everyone again to Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun next week!

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Terri SHOTTON • Paul CREGG • Jackie GANLEY • James TINKLER • Alison JOHN • Gillian SELMAN • Marcus ELWES • Barbara WATSON • Nicola COTTON • Bernadette FRY • Garry ONEILL • Christopher JACKSON • Sarah REGAN • Jeanette ELVEN • Andy REGAN • Joanne CAREY • Mary YATES

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

The male record is held by Roger VILARDELL who recorded a time of 16:45 on 25th May 2019 (event number 1), and by Simon FOX who also recorded a time of 16:45 on 22nd June 2019 (event number 5).
The female record is held by Ellie OSMOND who recorded a time of 19:56 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andy BOND who recorded 84.26% (16:50) on 8th June 2019 (event number 3).

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,300 participants have completed 1,978 parkruns covering a total distance of 9,890 km, including 245 new Personal Bests. A total of 92 individuals have volunteered 256 times.

 

 

Carparking at Bethlem Royal Hospital

From Saturday 10 August, we will have access to a new overflow carpark area for use when the site's Visitors' carpark is full. This second carpark is to the north of the site and will be signposted from the Visitors' carpark. Volunteer Carpark Marshals will also be on hand to direct you.

The previous overflow carpark, behind River House, should no longer be used by parkrunners.

Please ensure you allow plenty of time (5-10 mins on average) to walk from the carparks to the briefing area - the first-timers brief is at 8.50am with the pre-run brief straight after, followed by a 200m walk to the start point for a 9am getaway.

We kindly request that parkrunners arriving at Bethlem Royal Hospital by car, drive slowly and park only in the carpark areas designated for parkrun, to ensure the safety of staff and service users at the hospital. We would like to thank all visitors to our parkrun for the respect shown while visiting the site, and the hospital management team for kindly allowing us access.

The Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun team

 

Event 10 – 3 August 2019 – the sun returns!

After the sodden downpour which greeted our poor parkrunners last weekend, the good weather returned and the course had largely dried out for the 124 runners who arrived this week, including 57 first timers.

It is of course still early days, but averaging 50-60% first timers across the 10 events I think demonstrates the unique nature of this parkrun. Once again, we had an illustrious member of the 500+ parkrun club, Kirsty BANGHAM from Bushy. Kirsty was the 9th member of the 500+ club to attend Bethlem in 10 runs.

26 people recorded new Personal Bests. Well done all!

First over the line was Roger VILARDELL in 16:48, just 3 seconds outside the fastest overall time to date, which Roger himself and Simon Fox (his colleague at Petts Wood Runners) jointly hold.

2nd over the line was first timer Luke BURDEN Striders of Croydon in 18:40 and his club colleague Graeme DRYSDALE was 3rd over the line in a time of 19:04.

For the ladies, first over the line was Ellie OSMOND of Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC in 19:56, setting not only an category record for the 15-17 age group, but also setting a new overall Female category record. Well done Ellie!

Second lady was Sam WATTS in 21:27 and 3rd over the line was Saffy WALTON in 23:24.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers: Paul CREGG • Mike SIMMS • Janet SIMMS • Roger HARRIS • Jackie GANLEY • James TINKLER • Gillian SELMAN • Marcus ELWES • Jason MERCER • Bernadette FRY • Christopher JACKSON • Sarah REGAN • Karen MERCER • Nick BARBER • Jeanette ELVEN • Andy DAVIES • Joanne CAREY • Mary YATES • Bernice BURNS

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

The male record is held by Roger VILARDELL who recorded a time of 16:45 on 25th May 2019 (event number 1), and by Simon FOX who also recorded a time of 16:45 on 22nd June 2019 (event number 5).

The female record is held by Ellie OSMOND who recorded a time of 19:56 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 10). The Age Grade course record is held by Andy BOND who recorded 84.26% (16:50) on 8th June 2019 (event number 3).

Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun started on 25th May 2019. Since then 1,225 participants have completed 1,785 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,925 km, including 219 new Personal Bests. A total of 87 individuals have volunteered 220 times.

 

Bethlem Museum of the Mind

 

OPEN THIS SATURDAY, 3 AUGUST 

When you’ve finished the Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun then why not reward yourself with a trip to Bethlem Museum of the Mind and Bethlem Gallery? We are open on the first and last Saturday of every month 10.00 to 17.00 with free entry, regular talks and tours and more! Light refreshments also available. We are located in the main building on the roundabout (directly in front of you as you enter through the main gate).

See our websites for more details museumofthemind.org.uk or bethlemgallery.com

 

 

Cancellation of Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun Sat 6 July

We have been informed by the landowners that we will have to cancel parkrun this Saturday, as site staff have arranged for the long grass on the fields to be cut and baled. We look forward to seeing you the following Saturday, 13 July. Please share!

 

Welcome to Bethlem Royal Hospital parkrun

If you are travelling here for the first time, there are a few things to be aware of:

Please do not park anywhere on site other than in the carparks that the marshal will guide you to. Please respect the Carpark Full signs - the hospital is giving parkrun special access to the site, and not following these guidelines may mean that carpark access is revoked in future. Even better, walk, cycle, jog or use public transport to get there. If you have to drive, please try to car-share as parking is limited.

Please allow plenty of time (at least 10 minutes) to walk from the entrance or carpark to the Start - it is a very large site. New Runners' and First Timers' Briefing will be held at 8.50am close to the Start point.

Dogs are not allowed at this parkrun. Dog walkers must register with the hospital in advance.

There is a Photography policy in the hospital grounds. Please respect people's privacy by ensuring you only take photographs of people you know and do not include any buildings in shot.

Remember to thank the volunteers (you can volunteer by emailing bethlemroyalhospital@parkrun.com) and DFYB!

 

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