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

 

Last of the Summer Parkruns

It was a beautiful sunny morning at Black Park, a nice contrast to some of the poor weather we had been experiencing, a lovely end to the summer season! As September approaches, like myself, many will be going back to school in the coming weeks, perhaps moving up to secondary school or even university (there may be a parkrun nearby!). Some may be moving up to higher year groups, where you may start the Duke of Edinburgh scheme-we always need volunteers, and it's a fantastic choice to gain confidence and new skills. Even if you are not doing the scheme, you can email blackpark@parkrun.com to get involved, we would love to have you with us! The volunteers have always been the most essential part of parkrun, helping the event to run (excuse the pun) smoothly, and we couldn’t do it without them.

There were some more incredible milestones this week-congratulations to all of them!
10 club: Arjan DHILLON, Charlie QUANTRIL
50 club: Jason BANNISTER, Sue BLACKSTOCK
100 club: John PALMER, Michael DUNNE, Tim KARBANI

At this week's event, 433 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers (we hope to see you again, remember to register!) and 80 recorded new Personal Bests (well done!). Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

We had 24 volunteers at yesterday’s event; a massive thank you to:

Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • David PRIDDY • Mary LORD • Andy TORRANCE • Carol COOMBS • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Sharon BUNBY • Richard GOBLE • Angela BRYDGES • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Surkhab LIDHAR • Allan SOMERVILLE • Joanne O'RIORDAN • Karen COUTTS

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 21,849 participants have completed 236,059 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,180,295 km, including 35,004 new Personal Bests. A total of 874 individuals have volunteered 11,464 times.

Have a great weekend, and good luck if you are returning to school!

CB

 

 

Welcome Back Scotland!

Saturday 14th August -  Black Park parkrun  No.568

Scotland: This Saturday (14 August) we are delighted to be welcoming back 5k parkrun events across mainland Scotland, and with this, from Sunday (15 August), 11-14 year olds will once again be able to record a walk, jog or run at junior parkrun events.

Currently more than 90% of events in Scotland have landowner permission to return.

Wales: It’s now only one week to go until 5k parkruns in Wales return, with many Saturday-morning events reopening from 21 August.

Landowner permissions continue to come in, there is a green light at over two-thirds of locations, and whilst it may not be able to restart all Welsh parkrun events a week on Saturday the remainder won’t be far behind.

Northern Ireland: The large majority of both 5k and junior parkrun events are now operating across Northern Ireland

England: More than 500 5K parkruns have now resumed across England, and 11-14 year olds are once again logging walks, jogs and runs at over 200 junior parkruns.

However if thinking of doing a parkrun while on holiday or setting off for a new event:

There are still a small number of events without confirmed return dates

With this in mind, please do check local event web pages, and social media, before attending any parkrun event.

Black Park went ahead at 9:00am on Saturday with good running conditions and after last weeks deluge - NO RAIN!

Milestones:

10 Club: William MAYHE

50 Club: Alex OLD; Jayne BROOKS; Michael PATERNOSTER

100 Club: Emily JARDELLA; James WINTER

250 Club: Zena PHILLIP

600th parkrun: Barbara ALLEN (!)

This week 404 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers in Pink:

Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Andy TORRANCE • Margaret MARDALL • David COOMBS • Nick ARCHER • Eliseo RIVAS NEIRA • Joanna MORIARTY • Raymond John HOYLE • Roderick PATON • Nigel FARNFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Mark MOORE • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Darshan KENT • Richard GOBLE • Janett BAKER • Kathryn FROST • Sam PHILLIPS • Harry PATMORE • Elinor CASEY • Marie KOUHI • Surkhab LIDHAR • Allan SOMERVILLE • Thomas BAKER • 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 21,763 participants have completed 235,204 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,176,020 km, including 34,871 new Personal Bests. A total of 872 individuals have volunteered 11,418 times.

ML

 

Volunteering after 17 months away

Driving pack into the car park at Black Park at 8.15am on a Saturday morning is something I haven't done since March 2020. I've been at Black Park lots of times in the last 16 months to run and walk - I've been so many times, I'm on first name terms with the trees! But this was special, I was going to meet up with Parkrun family and volunteer at event #566.

There were already plenty of runners chatting in groups and warming up as I made my way to the shelter to register and pick up my hi-viz . Arriving early gives you time to chat and get to know the other volunteers as well as see what goes on behind the scenes before the run director gives the welcome at 9am.

When I run, I normally start near the back but when I volunteer I'm standing at the front, often to make sure no-one runs into the dreaded post at the first corner, and so I see all the fast runners. It is joyous to see everyone run past. As soon as the last runner crosses the start line, we tidy up and make our way back to the shelter ready for the first runner home which is normally about 17 minutes after the start.

This week I was the volunteer manually writing your number and position - thank you to all those runners who thanked the volunteers! It is a great way to meet lots of people and to experience the event from behind the scenes. There are lots of roles and since we have restarted we need more volunteers on a weekly basis as we need more people to scan so there aren't any big queues and more marshals to show you where to go, again to avoid queues building up.

So if you fancy volunteering, please email blackpark@parkrun.com 

Thats enough about the volunteers, on to the runners.

This week, 386 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Andy TORRANCE • Kate SHEPHARD • David COOMBS • Nick ARCHER • Dominic HOLLERON • Amar BABHANIA • Heather PIPER • Joanna MORIARTY • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Suzy GAULTON • Nigel FARNFIELD • Josephine FARNFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Shona LOWE • Nigel WRIGHT • Richard GOBLE • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Hannah KRULL • Allan SOMERVILLE • Alison THORPE • Nina KURTIS • George SUMMERVILLE

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

Huge congratulations to the following people who reached milestone in the their Parkrun life - they've waited a long time to get here having been so close when we went into lockdown

50 Club 100 Club
Andrew FOYLE
Chris PRENTICE
Priti PATEL
Ronan CHAMPION
Kevin SPENCE
Mike MAY

Look forward to seeing you all next week.

 

 

 

 

Back Together!

Black Park parkrun 24/07/2021 #565

Back Together

Black Park saw the return of parkrun on Saturday 24th July after the break due to Covid-19 restrictions and 324 runners turned up to run, jog or walk 5K. The rain held off despite a few rumbles of thunder and it was fantastic to be back in the park again

Photos were kindly taken by Logathas Velayuthapillai and can be found by clicking on:  https://www.flickr.com/groups/black-park-parkrun/pool/page1

The start was emotional for some who let out yelps of joy as they took off around the course. The familiar sounds of dogs barking eager to get going were great to hear

This week 324 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

Milestones this week:

50 Club: Jo RICHARDS - Finally able to claim their 50 parkrun shirt after a bit of a wait!

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Dirk VENNIX • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andrew SOMERVILLE • Andy TORRANCE • Paula WALKER • Catherine STAUNTON • Carol COOMBS • Liz LEE • Heather PIPER • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI • Audrey PARSONS • Nithila LOGATHAS • Marianne HUGHES • Mark HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Phaedra CASEY • Alice COBURN • Kenyah NYAMECHE • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Harry PATMORE • Elinor CASEY • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Gary THORPE • Allan SOMERVILLE • Alison THORPE • Nina KURTIS

All made it possible with increased scanning points and the use of the new parkrun app.

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 21,624 participants have completed 234,034 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,170,170 km, including 34,734 new Personal Bests. A total of 867 individuals have volunteered 11,331 times.

 

 

#IWDparkrun, pacer day for PB’s a plenty and a special birthday

parkrun #563 – 7th March 2020

Black Park was one of the parkruns across the world celebrating women’s participation as a part of International Women’s Day. Loads of people had turned up wearing purple in recognition of this and the request to ‘bring a woman!’ had gone out – in recognition of the parkrun research that shows more girls and women sign up but then worry about what is involved and struggle to overcome these concerns to get along to their first run. There was a brilliant vibe and as Run Director it was wonderful to see over 330 women all doing 5K their way and loving it (and thanks to the men for their support and kindness – it really does make a difference!)

It was also pacer day and Joe’s flying pacer squad were there covering every minute from 23 minute through to 40 minutes in their stylish blue pacer tabards. Their encouragement and support led to an incredible 99 PBs! Well done to everyone and thank you to the pacers.

It was also a very special day because it was the 80th birthday of regular runner Anne LEIGH, and her son Mike (25 minute pacer) and all of her friends had made sure that the day was marked in style. Do have a look at the lovely video from Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI posted on the Black Park parkrun Facebook page to see the celebrations, plus the inspiration that Anne brings to everyone around her.

This week 730 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 71 were first timers. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part, with all of the local clubs represented and also people from Clubs farther afield: Cleethorpes & District AC, Brighton Outdoor Fitness and Manchester YMCA Harriers Club.

The things that people are chatting about

It was a great day and people were buzzing – whether it was Anne’s birthday cake, celebrating PBss, International Women’s Day or congratulating the MITCHELL family with Stephen completing his 250th parkrun with all of his family (including his elder daughter who had left home at 6am to travel by public transport to get here to mark Dad’s special moment).

The thing about parkrun is that it is just as much about the coffee and the chat afterwards (with friends old and new) as it is about the 5K itself. A couple of things that came up in conversation were:

1) Contributing to ‘parkrun Forever’

Parkrun has now registered as a charity in order to support the work of staying weekly, timed and free forever whilst also growing across the world and getting more people in every community involved. If you wanted to directly support this work, you can make a monthly donation via ‘parkrun forever and you even get entered into a free monthly draw for parkrun prizes!

You can read more about it here: https://parkrunforever.com/about/

2) Representing your country at the 5K distance in the Vitality World Cup – for free!

This challenge is an online challenge and TeamUK is captained by Jess Ennis-Hill, so some of our parkrunners are putting in the miles in pursuit of glory!

You can read more about it and register here if you want to: https://runningworldcup.com/?ref=puouhn

Congratulations:

Well done to our new members to the parkrun milestone clubs this week:

50 Run Club – Emily CROFT, Guy LONG, John GILPIN, Lorraine MC NULTY

250 Run Club – Stephen MITCHELL

Today’s parkrun was all made possible by 64 volunteers – a big cheer for them:

Barbara ALLEN • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Glyn WATKINS • Jenny ZAREMBA • Mary LORD • Andy TORRANCE • Steve BREAGAN • Vince ELLERBY • Paula WALKER • Jennie JUPP • Catherine STAUNTON • Joe NOLAN • Rose O'NEILL • Stephen MCALISTER • Sheila O'NEILL • Antony SMITH • Mike LEIGH • Laura HAWKINS • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Martin JOSTEN • Bob STANBROOK • Carol COOMBS • Amar BABHANIA • Karen TRUNKFIELD • Karen Anne PATTERSON • Joanna MORIARTY • Joanne HARRISON • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI • Suzy GAULTON • Adam HORSFIELD • John MILES • Fiona JAMIESON • Nigel FARNFIELD • Josephine FARNFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Hilary GAUNA • Mark MOORE • Nivitha LOGATHAS • Marianne HUGHES • Toby ROBINSON • Daniel MOORE • Tony CLISH • Susannah CLEARY • Sharon BUNBY • Richard GOBLE • Sarah CUTHBERT • Harvey O'HALLRON-DONALDSON • Thomas HAYWOOD • Fred CLEMENT • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Antonia GARCIA • Elinor CASEY • Claire BLAZQUEZ • Marie KOUHI • Nathan ILES • Harry GOWER • Julia HILL • Surkhab LIDHAR

The full results can be seen on the Black Park results page: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/blackpark/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=563

And the wonderful #IWDparkrun photos with all of the birthday celebrations and pacer fun, plus your individual experience can be seen on the Flickr link:

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

Achievements this week:

There was some very impressive running at the front of the field, with two of the top three finishers recording PBs – including first finisher Andrew HUMPHREY (SM25-29) of Burnham Joggers in a speedy 17:40 and Bob FURNELL (SM30-34) in 18:08. Also a big shout-out to Cookham Running Club, as seven of their members all recorded PBs.

Here are the age graded results that deserved a huge cheer (age grading is a scoring vs the best time for that age and gender over 5K):

  • Kevin McDONALD (VM55-59) of Hillingdon AC with 83.5%
  • Pete JEWELL (VM55-59) of Reading Roadrunners with 81.3%
  • Margaret MARDALL (VW70-74) with 78.1%
  • Helen POOL (VW45-49) of Reading Roadrunners with 77.6%
  • Fergal DONNELLY (VM45-49) of Reading Roadrunners with 77.3%

Although the amazing Margaret Moody still holds the course record of 92.5% set back in April 2014.

And finally…

If you would like to tell a little of your personal story, please do email parkrunstories@yahoo.com and we will hopefully catch up with you at Black Park and feature your story.

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).

 

Wind and rain won’t stop us

Black Park parkrun
Event number 561
22nd February 2020

Despite the recent bad weather, our hardy Black Park parkrunners were not put off and we had another great event. The wind was howling at 6am on Saturday but by 9am it was less windy, dry and good weather for a February run. The park itself had suffered a bit over the past few weeks from the wind and rain with twigs and small branches scattered all over the paths. Thankfully, it didn’t impede our runners and everyone finished safely.

This week 710 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 47 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers, thanks to them as we couldn’t put on the event each week without them:

David PRIDDY • Andy TORRANCE • Paula WALKER • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Carolyn FRYER • Denise NISBET • Karen ALOE • Peter TOUGH • Raymond John HOYLE • Liz MACARTNEY • Denis KERBY • Audrey PARSONS • Richard ELLIOTT • Marianne HUGHES • Shona LOWE • Nigel WRIGHT • Des MERRIGAN • Thomas HAYWOOD • Fred CLEMENT • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Linda HOPE • Jose Ramon POLO LOPEZ • Marie KOUHI • Emma FRYER • Surkhab LIDHAR • Sue DAVIE • Thomas EARLEY

The following people achieved milestone runs this week:

10 Club

Alicia BUSHELL, Darcey WHITE, Grace MINTER, Noah HOMER

50 Club

Alex COCKCROFT, Tansie DAVIES, Whitfield BRYAN

100 Club

Kim REES

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 21,458 participants have completed 232,061 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,160,305 km, including 34,516 new Personal Bests. A total of 856 individuals have volunteered 11,176 times.

 

Before Ciara visited Black Park

Black Park parkrun Event number 559

All was calm for parkrun on the Saturday 8th, but the next day Ciara was due to visit... we were all pre-warned! Still the weather for Saturday was benign and not too muddy underfoot.
Visiting on Wednesday I thought I would take some pictures:

Fallen Trees

Fallen Trees

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Some trees have fallen and I guess the park rangers are out cleaning up the park for us all to return on Saturday. We will then enjoy running along the avenue of dreams:

Avenue of Dreams

Avenue of Dreams


I caught the last 3 minutes of a Harry Potter film this week and lo and behold the cast were all walking along this path! (Order of the Pheonix for the HP fans out there). There have been many films that were shot along this section of our parkrun: Captain America, Avengers Assemble, Death Of Stalin, Snow White and the Huntsman, Bond: Quantum of Solace, Harry Potter and of course Star Wars where it was Endor, with Ewoks beating up the Empire forces. Not to mention many TV shows - Christmas Carol, Prime Suspect ..... the list is huge! I always enjoy spotting Black park on the screen!

Milestones:

10 Club: Eleanor SMITH, Paige ROBINSON
50 Club Sandra GLADWIN, Simon WALL
100 Club: Jenna WOOD, Marianne HUGHES, Toby SHELDON

This week 766 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 36 Hi-Viz heroes:
Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andy TORRANCE • Ian SMALES • Wim NUYTS • Tarsem BAINS • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • David COOMBS • Denise NISBET • Karen SPROD • Raymond John HOYLE • Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI • Suzy GAULTON • Sharron LEWIN • Adam HORSFIELD • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Pat LEWIN • Nivitha LOGATHAS • Marianne HUGHES • Richard GOBLE • Joe HARVEY • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Richard PIERCY • John PUSEY • Mary MILES • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Nathan ILES • Surkhab LIDHAR • Alison THORPE • Sumayah SIDDIQI

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 21,372 participants have completed 230,779 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,153,895 km, including 34,382 new Personal Bests. A total of 851 individuals have volunteered 11,116 times.

ML

 

Bigger… Better… and more humongous… it’s a Black Park thing!

Black Park parkrun Event number 556 - 18th January 2020

WOW!!! 888 completed the course - can we break 1000? So a new record number for Black Park... but what UK parkruns had more?

Biggest UK parkruns: Bushy Park (1620), Southampton (1612), Milton Keynes (1240), Clapham Common (1218), Heaton Park (1112), Poole (1050), Cannon Hill (996), Coventry (976), Chelmsford Central (955), Cardiff (940)

However 116 parkruns were cancelled - mostly due to flooding, waterlogged and /or icy courses. Although a bit of mud at Black Park is pretty normal for winter :) I try to go through as many puddles as possible and try not to splash too many others as I go - normally getting a bit wet, but it does clean the shoes!

So with so many running I have to add a comment on the slight upwards flat section at 4K... it really isn't a hill just:

Incline of opportunity

The part where if you push onward you will be rewarded with a good time... or get a stitch for your efforts!

See you all next weekend in BP for parkrunday!

Milestones for this week

10 Club: Albie Stewart, Alan Somerville, Emily Shuttle

50 Club: Emily Wood, Jackie Batten

100 Club: Gemma Hughes, Shona Lowe (at last!)

This week 888 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 84 were first timers and 86 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 45 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 Hi-Viz heroes:

Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Philip YORK • Sarah QUANTRILL • Andy TORRANCE • Steve BREAGAN • Vince ELLERBY • Sue BREE • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Amar BABHANIA • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Ellie BEES • Adam HORSFIELD • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Paula KELLY • Darshan KENT • Richard GOBLE • Fred CLEMENT • Alice SILVEY • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Holly PHILLIPS • Elinor CASEY • Caroline PARRY • Prabhjot LIDHAR • Surkhab LIDHAR • Sumayah SIDDIQI

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 21,184 participants have completed 228,409 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,142,045 km, including 34,071 new Personal Bests. A total of 848 individuals have volunteered 10,989 times.

Mark Lucas - Who has now done 301 parkruns! :)

 

We Did It-Again!

This week, a record-breaking 862 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 86 were first timers.69 recorded new PBs-congratulations!. Representatives of 43 different clubs took part.

Last week we had set a record of 845 runners-to say the funnel was busy is an understatement. But this week, we seem to have outdone ourselves! From what started on the 18th July 2009 as a group of less than 100 runners, we can see how Parkrun has developed and become a weekly habit, a guilty pleasure or a starting point for a lot of people-862 people to be precise (thats 862 pairs of feet pounding through a park at 9am)! Well done to everyone for making a new record possible, and to all first timers-welcome to your first of many!

Here are this week’s hi-vis heroes who helped us to achieve this record (if you are interested in volunteering please get in touch via the website-we would love to have you!):

David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andy TORRANCE • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Carol COOMBS • Amar BABHANIA • Peter TOUGH • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Adam HORSFIELD • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Jo WARNOCK-HORN • Paula KELLY • Sarah JOHNSON • Darshan KENT • Richard GOBLE • Joe HARVEY • Fred CLEMENT • Alice SILVEY • Lotte VISSER • Mollie JARDELLA • Martin STEWART • Richard PIERCY • Elinor CASEY • Caroline PARRY • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Nathan ILES • Surkhab LIDHAR • Alison THORPE • Sumayah SIDDIQI

Well done to those who have achieved milestones this week:

10-Jonah Franklin

50-Darrell Bressington, Parneet Lidhar

100-Clara Wetton, Frances Jardella, Sarah Munn

250-Dianne Cooper,Jon Kew

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 21,100 participants have completed 227,521 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,137,605 km, including 33,984 new Personal Bests. A total of 847 individuals have volunteered 10,958 times.

Chloe Breagan

 

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