Another week, another Parkrun (#577)

Although the weather was not as atmospheric as last week, there is something quite satisfying about running in the rain; it’s ‘character building’, as some would say. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t know, since I was in the shelter. Maybe another day!

436 people ran, jogged and walked the course, with 31 first timers; despite the slightly wet weather, this has been one of the higher turnouts since Parkrun returned in July. 44 new Personal Bests were recorded (congratulations!) and 38 representatives of different clubs took part. Again, as conditions become more autumnal, please be wary of chestnuts, conkers, whatever hazards that nature brings, while running the course!

This week we had some more milestones-well done to everyone!

50 Club: Ann OSTROWSKI

100 Club: Diane NAGY, Luke STRICKLAND

250 Club: Chris TASKER

Here are this week’s volunteers,

Barbara ALLEN • David PRIDDY • Diane KENDALL • John PENNIFOLD • Charlotte PEDRICK • Chloe BREAGAN • Tristan WONG • Raymond John HOYLE • Liz MACARTNEY • Suzy GAULTON • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Darshan KENT • Richard GOBLE • Sri Aneesh PALAKODETI • Joe HARVEY • April PATMORE • Elinor CASEY • Lewis PATMORE • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Jian CHADHA • Surkhab LIDHAR • Joanne O'RIORDAN • George SUMMERVILLE

Speaking of volunteers, we are always in need of people and Parkrun would not be possible without them. If you’re interested in helping out, please email blackpark@parkrun.com 

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

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).

The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 16:32 on 5th January 2019 (event number 502).

The Age Grade course record is held by Fiona KENNEDY who recorded 94.26% (21:11) on 2nd October 2021 (event number 575).

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 22,107 participants have completed 239,042 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,195,210 km, including 35,338 new Personal Bests. A total of 883 individuals have volunteered 11,648 times.

Have a great week!

CB

 

 

Misty Morning in Black Park

Black Park parkrun Event number 576
9th October 2021

Autumnal mist greeted everyone to the park this week but by 10:00am the sun broke through and the skies cleared.

Several runners were sporting shirts from running a certain marathon either virtually or around the streets of London. Well done everyone who has completed a run event no matter the distance! I hope there were not too many sore legs out there.

1st round the course was an Unknown runner and 2nd was our female course record holder Pippa Woolven


21 first timers this week... 

Aiysha Rasul, Andrew Majebi. Charlotte Hardy, Eddie Neuville, Gary Lennon, Haydn Bevis Knowles, Isabelle Lennon, Jenny Kaye, Joanna Sudbury, Lee Massingham, Louise Jackson, Matteo Pascucci, Meredith Wickham, Michael Marshall, Pearse Knocker, Rob Cockings, Shane Powel, Shannon Jarman, Sukh Saini, Tricia Robertson, Waleed Janjua

... Welcome to Black Park!!


Milestones this week:

V25 Club: Surkhab Lidhar

50 Club: Kathleen Breen, Sue Blitz

100 Club: Charlie Gray

150 Club: Kevin Bell

250 Club: Patrick Fitzgerald


 

Photos from the event can be viewed  at:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/1651647@N21/pool/


This week 444 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers in pink:

Barbara ALLEN • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Andy TORRANCE • Sue BREE • David COOMBS • Karen TRUNKFIELD • Liz PAYNE • Joe HARVEY • Tristan WONG • Raymond John HOYLE • Nigel FARNFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Darshan KENT • Richard GOBLE • Barnaby NORMAN • Sam PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Antonia GARCIA • Harry PATMORE • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Jian CHADHA • Surkhab LIDHAR • Allan SOMERVILLE • Alison THORPE

To volunteer and help out send an email to: blackpark@parkrun.com

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

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 16:32 on 5th January 2019 (event number 502).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fiona KENNEDY who recorded 94.26% (21:11) on 2nd October 2021 (event number 575).

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 22,076 participants have completed 238,606 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,193,030 km, including 35,294 new Personal Bests. A total of 882 individuals have volunteered 11,622 times.

 

ML

 

Happy birthday parkrun

Run # 575 – 2nd October 2021

Happy birthday parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London, for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial. Little did they know what they had started. Forward 17 years and there are events in more than 2,200 locations in 23 countries across the world. Our weekly participation in parkrun providing such enjoyment and social pleasure to so many at Black Park parkrun is a direct result of this early endeavour. Amazing!

We had good running conditions today, a bit damp underfoot but nice and ‘fresh’. The rain started just as we finished clearing up…. perfect! I don’t think anyone struggled to stay upright with the heavy fall of horse chestnuts and I didn’t see anyone playing conkers. Do children still play that?

We were slightly down on numbers this week. I expect this was partly due to some participants taking part in Sunday’s London marathon and some who didn’t want to use up the precious liquid gold……car fuel!

We had an amazing age grade performance of 94.26% by Fiona Kennedy of Ealing, Southall and Middlesex AC. We believe this is a record for participants at Black Park, well done Fiona. Also of note was Liz Lee with 80.92%, getting to be a habit for Liz.

We had 6 people who had never run parkrun before and 21 who had never participated at Black Park before. To those just starting their parkrun adventure. We hope you all enjoyed it and will be back for more.

I know I keep mentioning it but with the changes required to restart our beloved parkrun, we are always in need of additional volunteers. They are the backbone of our event and without them we couldn’t continue with them. You can see the event's future volunteer roster via the future roster page. To get in touch directly, just send an email to blackpark@parkrun.com

Black Park parkrun photographs can be found at:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/black-park-parkrun/pool/

The following participants achieved amazing milestones this Saturday:

50 – Emma Norris and Del Magner

100 – Cathy Walker and Helen Day

This week 376 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • David PRIDDY • Glyn WATKINS • Andy TORRANCE • Kate SHEPHARD • Carolyne HAYWARD • Andrew LAUGHLAND • Bob STANBROOK • Carol COOMBS • Richard EVANS • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Gary HOOK • Raymond John HOYLE • Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI • Audrey PARSONS • Nivitha LOGATHAS • Marianne HUGHES • Shona LOWE • Alice COBURN • Kenyah NYAMECHE • Richard GOBLE • Sri Aneesh PALAKODETI • John HUTCHINS • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Surkhab LIDHAR • George SUMMERVILLE

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

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 16:32 on 5th January 2019 (event number 502).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fiona KENNEDY who recorded 94.26% (21:11) on 2nd October 2021 (event number 575).

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then, 22,026 participants have completed 238,162 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,190,810 km, including 35,250 new Personal Bests. A total of 879 individuals have volunteered 11,594 times.

 

Perfect running conditions

Run # 573 – 18th September 2021

Perfect running conditions

It was our ninth event since parkrun restarted and our 429 participants had pretty much perfect running conditions, slightly fresh but with sun greeting us towards the finish……it’s great to be back!

We had two participants with over 80% age grade today, Adrian Huntley and Liz Lee, well done to you both!

A few additional stats for those who like detail:

The average age of participants this week is 47

The age range with the highest number of participants for both males and females is 55-59

We had 20 people who had never run parkrun before and 31 who had never participated at Black Park before. To those just starting their parkrun adventure, I’m sure Barbara Allen, who completed her 605th run today, will say the time flies by! We hope you all enjoyed it and will be back for more.

I know I keep mentioning it but with the changes required to restart our beloved parkrun, we are always in need of additional volunteers. They are the backbone of our event and without them we couldn’t continue with them. You can see the event's future volunteer roster via the future roster page. To get in touch directly, just send an email to blackpark@parkrun.com

Black Park parkrun photographs can be found at:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/black-park-parkrun/pool/

The following participants achieved amazing milestones this Saturday:

10 – Rory Walsh

50 – Jaimeet Jassal, Graeme Wellard

100 – Margaret Jones

Also of note is Antony Smith with 400 runs.

This week 429 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • Fred ASHFORD • Glyn WATKINS • Andy TORRANCE • Roderick HOFFMAN • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Tristan WONG • Raymond John HOYLE • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Ken PHILLIPS • Richard GOBLE • Janett BAKER • Joe HARVEY • Martin STEWART • April PATMORE • Elinor CASEY • Marie KOUHI • Surkhab LIDHAR • Allan SOMERVILLE • George SUMMERVILLE

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

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 16:32 on 5th January 2019 (event number 502).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.51% (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 21,962 participants have completed 237,360 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,186,800 km, including 35,172 new Personal Bests. A total of 876 individuals have volunteered 11,537 times.

 

11th of the 9th … or 9/11 parkrun

Black Park parkrun #572 11th September 2021

An auspicious day for parkrun but Black Park was a welcome sight on Saturday or for many of us parkrunday as it is known!

We had 428 who took part running, jogging, walking or trotting on 2 or four legs. 8 were doing parkrun for the very first time and 20 were visitors from other parkruns... so 400 regulars!

Milestones:

100: Karen Cobb

50: Alison Thorpe, Sharon Spellman

10: Ella Davey

V25: Jessica Collins

There were many who will now have to find a new local parkrun as they return or go to University. Have fun everyone and remember Black Park is waiting for you ... and over Christmas Holiday it is normally boggy and wet so extra fun!

Well done to all our volunteers this week in pink. If you want to help make the magic happen please email: blackpark@parkrun.com

John Pennifold was our photographer/drone pilot this week see the pictures at:

https://www.flickr.com/.../10431.../albums/72157719819648627

Or on the Black Park parkrun Facebook page!

This week 428 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • Mark LUCAS • Andy TORRANCE • Sue BREE • Diane KENDALL • Raymond John HOYLE • Nigel FARNFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Phaedra CASEY • Richard GOBLE • Richard BAMBER • Joe HARVEY • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Harry PATMORE • Elinor CASEY • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Surkhab LIDHAR • Allan SOMERVILLE • George SUMMERVILLE

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

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 15:09 on 10th March 2012 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Pippa WOOLVEN who recorded a time of 16:32 on 5th January 2019 (event number 502).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret MOODY who recorded 92.51% (22:15) on 5th April 2014 (event number 250).

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 21,911 participants have completed 236,931 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,184,655 km, including 35,113 new Personal Bests. A total of 874 individuals have volunteered 11,513 times.

ML

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