Black Park not parkrun # 4

Black Park not parkrun # 4 from 6 to 12 July 2020

We’re back......in a manner of speaking.

OK, not the normal parkrun event that we know and love but the next best thing!

It’s been a strange and difficult past few months for most of us and if you’re like us, the absence of our regular parkrun and the community spirit it provided has made things even more challenging.

However, the Black Park parkrun community have risen to the challenge and have now completed week 4 of the not parkrun initiative, details of which are below.

During the course of this past week, 47 people ran, jogged and walked the 5k course of their choice, at a location of their choice; 13 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Well done everyone.

First male finishers were Charlie Edwards in 17:30 and Mark Korinek in 19:53

First female finishers were Kathryn Frost in 22:47 and Laura Hawkins in 27:14

For those of us with an enquiring nature, the days when participants carried out their personal challenge……….

Monday 7, Tuesday 2, Wednesday 2, Thursday 7, Friday 4, Saturday 20 and Sunday 5. I guess Saturdays still have a special place in people’s hearts.

Black Park not parkrun complete event history can be found here:

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/blackpark/results/notparkrunhistory/

Do remember to let people know about not parkrun, it’s fun and may help those struggling with the current situation.

Not parkrun

The not parkrun initiative is an effort to help people retain the parkrun community spirit by retaining a weekly 5k event that we can each participate in at a time and place of our own choosing.

The rules for not parkrun are below but please do remember to follow government rules about social distancing with any participating colleagues or other members of the public.

What are (not)parkruns?

In the absence of parkrun events (not)parkrun is an opportunity for parkrunners to submit a 5k walk, jog, or run, on a route of your choosing, on a day and time of your choice, wherever you are in the world and following appropriate guidelines for physical activity wherever you’re based. You can record up to one activity per day, with your fastest time each week included in a weekly results table.

For more information on (not)parkrun and how to get involved, please visit our FAQs.

The columns

  • (End)Date - the last date of the week by which (not)parkruns are grouped
  • parkrunners - the number of unique participants who have recorded a (not)parkrun.
  • (not)parkruns - the total number of (not)parkruns recorded for the given time period.

Results can be sorted and searched using the filters at the top of the table.

 

Non-parkrun report…. Quiz!!!

As from Monday 23rd March Black Park is closed to ALL visitors (Langley and Denham parks also shut)

With the shutdown of parkrun what could you be doing on a Saturday at 9am? Well there is always the parkrun Quiz!!

The inaugural Great Big parkrun Quiz

With no parkrun due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there was a new experience for all of us.

The lovely Vassos Alexander hosted a quiz at 9am on the parkrun YouTube channel. Over 2,700 people were viewing the Europe and South Africa edition at 9am GMT (with Australia/New Zealand having gone 11 hours before and North America going 5 hours later).

The questions were difficult, but some of our Black Park parkrunners did rather well. The best scores that we have heard so far were all 8 out of 15 (with the top 10 in Europe/South Africa scoring 11 and 12). Some of the UK teams were so keen that they had even participated in the Antipodean version before bedtime and were planning to join the American version too!

Well done to Black Park parkrunners Richard GOWER, the JARDELLA family and the MITCHELL family. Neck and neck at the finish line this week.

And the good news is that you too can watch it back to join in the fun, and get online next Saturday morning for the Great Big parkrun Quiz #2. Just search for the ‘parkrun’ channel on YouTube and the Live broadcast should be the first item at that time.
JZ

Black Park

I managed a freedom run before the park closed completely last week. It was very quiet and calm and the parkrun course was deserted. It will be there when we get the chance to return.

ML

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 21,587 participants have completed 233,710 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,168,550 km, including 34,704 new Personal Bests. A total of 864 individuals have volunteered 11,300 times.

 

Wash Your Hands!

This week at Black Park, 545 people ran, jogged and walked our fabulous course, of whom 34 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests (congratulations!). Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.
Recently, due to COVID-19 we have seen the cancellation of many large events. As the situation progresses, we advise you to check the Parkrun website for any information-you will also get an email notifying you of any changes. You can also check the Parkrun social media.
The park was beautiful, leading to a fabulous run. The atmosphere was extremely positive in what is a very unsettling time for some, and we need to keep that up in the coming weeks! Kindness really makes a difference, so maybe check in on your relatives or friends and offer some support if they aren’t feeling their best (here is some advice about mental health and wellbeing).
A big thank you to our 26 Hi-Viz Heroes this week, as we would have no Parkrun without them:
David PRIDDY • Andy TORRANCE • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • David COOMBS • David MCSHANE • Chloe BREAGAN • Melanie Louise RATCLIFFE • Raymond John HOYLE • Suzy GAULTON • Adam HORSFIELD • Steve HORSFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Richard GOBLE • Joe HARVEY • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Elinor CASEY • Marie KOUHI • Harry GOWER • Alison THORPE • Sumayah SIDDIQI • John TOBIN
This week’s milestones-congratulations to everyone!
50 Club-Caroline WALSH, Donald PATERSON, John DOBBS, Sarah QUANTRILL
100 Club-Anne LEIGH, Christopher BEAVIS, Linda GAITSKELL, Nyree STEWART-BEAVIS
250 Club-Charlie EDWARDS, Hilary GRANT, Malcolm UNDERHILL
25th Volunteer-Richard GOBLE
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 21,587 participants have completed 233,710 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,168,550 km, including 34,704 new Personal Bests. A total of 864 individuals have volunteered 11,300 times.

 

Event 562 – ‘Leaping’ into Parkrun history

Congratulations to all of the 374 people who ran, jogged and walked the course this week; you have all taken part in a Parkrun first.  Since it began in 2004, the 29th of February has never fallen on a Saturday, so this was the first ever ‘leap run’!

Compared to recent events, turnout was quite a bit lower, no doubt thanks to the very wet weather! But despite weather more suited to ducks, 24 brave folks recorded their first ever run at Black Park and discovered a well-kept secret; it rarely ever rains at 9am on a Saturday. Sure enough this week was no exception, the rain cleared just in time to make conditions for the run actually rather nice (if a little muddy).

This week 4 runners celebrated their entrance to the coveted milestone clubs. Carol Coombs recorded her 400th Parkrun; 394 of those runs were completed at Black Park, so that’s 1,970 KM of the 4,000 KM that make up 400 runs! Mairi and Anthony Vodden crossed the finish line together, both completing their 100th Parkrun. They celebrated with the obligatory cake and I can personally confirm it was very tasty. And finally, Oliver Watson earned his first milestone t-shirt with 10 Parkruns under his belt. Congratulations to you all.

A special mention to Zippy Grice from Portsmouth Triathletes, the second male over the line this week who recorded a new PB.

Now for a couple of ‘leap’ stats; the 29th person over the line was Weeraphon Thongchumsaend (with a new PB too! Congratulations). And very satisfyingly, on the 29th day of the 2nd month, Sally Vigurs came over the line in 29:02

Now for a friendly reminder; could all runners please double check that their shoelaces are securely fastened before the start. Runners are reporting a fair few people running with shoelaces that have come undone, and as the Black Park course covers lots of stony paths it’s very unforgiving of runners who face plant the ground. So please, save your faces and tie your laces!

Finally, next Saturday Parkrun is participating in International Women’s day. Statistics show that women are more likely to worry about taking part, so Parkrun would love everyone to encourage female friends and relatives to come along and run/walk their first Parkrun. To celebrate women’s participation in the voting process, purple (the colour of the suffragettes) has been chosen as the colour to wear.

 

A huge thank you to our heroes in high-vis:

Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andy TORRANCE • Paula WALKER • Stuart R EVANS • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Stephen R MITCHELL • Diane KENDALL • Amar BABHANIA • Chloe BREAGAN • Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI • Suzy GAULTON • Adam HORSFIELD • Steve HORSFIELD • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Alice COBURN • Des MERRIGAN • Joe HARVEY • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Vicky HART • Karen DAVIES • Alan HAYES • Martyn SMITH • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Nathan ILES • Harry GOWER • Sumayah SIDDIQI

 

Milestone Runs
This week the following people reached milestone runs:

10 Club – Oliver WATSON

50 Club – Kalpana THANVI

100 Club – Mairi VODDEN, Anthony Vodden

Congratulations to all those that joined a new milestone this week.

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

 

Male placings:

Andrew PENFOLD (VM45-49) of Farnham Common Joggers and Wheelers was first over the line in 17:30

Zippy GRICE (VM45-49) of Portsmouth Triathletes was second over the line in 18:32

Charlie EDWARDS (SM20-24) of Hillingdon AC was third over the line in 18:41

 

Female placings:

Joanna EDWARDS (VW50-54) (unattached) was first (39th overall) over the line in 23:24

Kathryn FROST (VW50-54) (unattached) was second (42nd overall) over the line in 23:4

Maanya KUMAR (JW11-14) (unattached) was third 55th overall) over the line in 24:34

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Kevin MCDONALD (VM55-59) of Hillingdon AC – 81.47% for the time 19:31 (5th overall)

Andrew PENFOLD (VM45-49) Farnham Common Joggers and Wheelers – 81.05% for the time 17:30 (1st overall)

Zippy GRICE (VM45-49) of Portsmouth Triathletes – 78.96% for the time 18:32 (2nd overall)

 

 

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).

 

Our stats

Black Park parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 21,482 participants have completed 232,435 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,162,175 km, including 34,551 new Personal Bests. A total of 859 individuals have volunteered 11,210 times.

 

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.

 

Dennis the Menace

Run # 560 – 15th February 2020

Dennis the Menace!
Well that was the initial concern but thankfully Storm Dennis held off until the afternoon enabling us to enjoy a relatively calm and peaceful parkrun. The temperature was also kind to us so no reason not to thoroughly enjoy our Saturday morning 5k fun!

Event numbers were back to a slightly more manageable 572, still impressively high considering the threat of Dennis. And that’s not young Oliver Dennis who successfully managed a PB at the event.

As ever, a good selection of clubs represented at the event. Particularly of note is the turnout from Dacorum and Tring whose Chris Marriott came in first with an impressive PB. Plus congratulations to their Thomas Mack reaching his 100 milestone!

I’m also sure Linda Nisbet and Gino Ferriggi were hugely appreciative of their band of vocal supporters and colourful banner celebrating their reaching 100 runs.

It seemed as if we had a record number of our canine participants at this event. Their frustration at their owners’ inability to run at their speeds is audibly clear!

Event photos can be found here. https://www.flickr.com/groups/black-park-parkrun/pool/
The following participants achieved amazing milestones this Saturday:

10 – Vishal Ravickumar Radhika, Edey Kestell
50 – Angela Stanbrook, Bridget Elliott, Martin Critchfield
100 – Susan Wood, Linda Nisbet, Gino Ferriggi, Thomas Mack
250 – Nikki Tasker, Richard Elliott

Also of note is Louise Flower reaching 200.
Congratulations everyone!

This week 572 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:
Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • Glyn WATKINS • Philip WOOLHOUSE • Margaret MARDALL • Sue BREE • Paula WALKER • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Charlotte PEDRICK • Suzy RALPHS • Gareth RALPHS • Raymond John HOYLE • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Nigel WRIGHT • Glyn HAYWOOD • Jo SHEPHERD • Richard GOBLE • Joe HARVEY • Thomas HAYWOOD • Fred CLEMENT • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Marie KOUHI • Harry GOWER • 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 21,406 participants have completed 231,351 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,156,755 km, including 34,441 new Personal Bests. A total of 854 individuals have volunteered 11,146 times.

 

Your Parkrun Needs YOU!

 

Yesterday, the beautiful weather and our fantastic pacers made a great start to our weekend. Despite our political differences, Parkrun will always bring the world together.

This week, 766 people ran, jogged and walked the course, with 65 first timers (you have caught the bug!). 110 recorded new personal bests-congratulations! - and representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

Although our numbers were slightly lower this week, we really have outdone ourselves in expanding Parkrun,at Black Park and across the world. I remember when our Parkrun was a lot smaller; on my first ever run in 2012, there were just 327 runners. In the past 8 years, it has been wonderful to see how the network has grown across the world, and how many changes it can make to someone’s live. It really is a magnificent creation!

This week, we had 65 Hi-Viz Heroes to make this event possible. We would love you to come along and volunteer, as Parkrun is impossible without them (and sometimes you get chocolate!). If you would like to join us, please email blackparkhelpers@parkrun.com.

Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Glyn WATKINS • Mary LORD • Steve BREAGAN • Mark STEVENS • Jennie JUPP • Joe NOLAN • Rose O'NEILL • Jackie STALLWOOD • Philip Morris JONES • Antony SMITH • Mike LEIGH • Laura HAWKINS • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Kenneth BROWN • Martin JOSTEN • Bob STANBROOK • Diane KENDALL • Alyson MCSHANE • Karen ALOE • Amar BABHANIA • John PENNIFOLD • Karen TRUNKFIELD • Karen Anne PATTERSON • Tim DAWSON • Joanna MORIARTY • Joanne HARRISON • Zena PHILLIPS • Chloe BREAGAN • Gary HOOK • Raymond John HOYLE • Ian SEARS • Patrick FITZGERALD • Suzy GAULTON • Adam HORSFIELD • John MILES • Fiona JAMIESON • Denis KERBY • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Toby ROBINSON • Tony CLISH • Susannah CLEARY • Phaedra CASEY • Sharon BUNBY • Sanchana MISHRA • Richard GOBLE • Janett BAKER • Kathryn FROST • Christopher GYNN • Sarah MUNN • Sam PHILLIPS • Holly PHILLIPS • Richard NORRIS • Antonia GARCIA • Chris TAYLOR • Elinor CASEY • Marie KOUHI • Nathan ILES • Julia HILL • Sumayah SIDDIQI

This week’s milestones-congratulations!

10 Club- Matilda THOMPSON, Neve HOLDOM, Theo SCOTT

50 Club- Julia HILL, Mante SAAKWA-MANTE, Sharon HEWITT

100 Club-Alexandra VELLASCO LONGTON, Manjit SOHAL

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 21,323 participants have completed 230,013 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,150,065 km, including 34,289 new Personal Bests. A total of 849 individuals have volunteered 11,080 times.

 

 

Is your New Year’s resolution still holding?

Black Park parkrun
Event number 557
25th January 2020

After last week’s record-breaking attendance of 888, this week saw a very impressive 838 people turning up at Black Park in the morning to take part in our Parkrun. We seem to have increased our weekly attendance by approximately 200 people when we compare it to November and December. This is great news for us and is a very real demonstration of just how popular our parkrun is. We are very fortunate to have Black Park and as David Priddy said a few weeks ago, when you tell people your parkrun is in Slough, you can guarantee they don’t picture a green, leafy and beautiful country park. 

One other demonstration of our increased numbers can be seen in the car park. It is very busy from 8.45 onwards, this is the same for the road leading into the park and of course the the longer queues at the ticket machines. If you are a regular, please consider getting a car park season ticket. It is valid in Langley Park and Denham Country Park as well as Black Park and if you visit the parks more than 16 times in a year you make your money. If you are able to get into the car park 5 or 10 mins earlier that will help and give you time to either warm up or have a pre-run chat with friends.

We are loving that fact that we have so many people running, jogging or walking with us but we want this to be a enjoyable experience for you all so please be mindful of other runners, be kind to each other and have great Saturday mornings.

This week as we’ve said 838 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 74 were first timers and 108 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Philip WOOLHOUSE • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Craig ATKINS • Karen ALOE • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Shona LOWE • Nigel WRIGHT • Joe HARVEY • Fred CLEMENT • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Anthony VODDEN • Elinor CASEY • Caroline PARRY • Nathan ILES • Surkhab LIDHAR • Sumayah SIDDIQI

This week the following people reached milestone runs. Huge congratulations to you all!

50 Club

Harleen EARI, Jacqui HOWELL,  James CAMP, Louis COWAN, Nathalie DUNKLEY

100 Club

Andrew KNOTT, Tony CLISH

250 Club

Christopher THORNE

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 21,258 participants have completed 229,247 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,146,235 km, including 34,179 new Personal Bests. A total of 848 individuals have volunteered 11,015 times.

This week 838 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 74 were first timers and 108 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Philip WOOLHOUSE • Ian SMALES • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Craig ATKINS • Karen ALOE • Chloe BREAGAN • Raymond John HOYLE • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Shona LOWE • Nigel WRIGHT • Joe HARVEY • Fred CLEMENT • Lotte VISSER • Martin STEWART • Sam PHILLIPS • Anthony VODDEN • Elinor CASEY • Caroline PARRY • Nathan ILES • 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 21,258 participants have completed 229,247 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,146,235 km, including 34,179 new Personal Bests. A total of 848 individuals have volunteered 11,015 times.

 

You’re Never Alone

You’re Never Alone!

Not with an incredible 845 participants taking part in this week’s event. Our highest ever number by quite some margin, fantastic and well done to everyone for getting around!

Perhaps it was a combination of pacing day and a number of New Year resolutions that contributed to the great turnout but whatever your reason, we hope you enjoyed it and will return again.

The very high number of participants did challenge our finish funnel but we’re certainly not complaining.

Another great turnout of volunteer pacers who continue to do their best in finishing at their allocated time. Not always easy as trying to keep an accurate pace whilst checking your watch, distance markers and pace card is always challenging but always enjoyable! Well done and thanks to them all.

Logathas Velayuthapillai and Fred Ashford were today’s photographers, their event photos can be found here when ready.

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

The following participants achieved amazing milestones this Saturday:

10 – Emilia Thompson and Zain Rauf
50 – Minoo Madhok, Saurabh Dutt, Teddy Silvey, Gary Kent and Jonathon Dunkley,
100 – Pattie Beresford, Richard Norris and Paul Docherty

Also of note is Joe Nolan (our fantastic pacing supreme leader) reaching 350, Stuart Evans reaching 400 and Steve Parsons reaching 450. Plus a happy birthday to Kathy Smales.
Congratulations everyone!

This week 845 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 85 were first timers and 89 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 67 volunteers:

Barbara ALLEN • Mark LUCAS • David PRIDDY • Glyn WATKINS • Sarah QUANTRILL • Jenny ZAREMBA • Mary LORD • Andy TORRANCE • Mark STEVENS • Paula WALKER • Catherine STAUNTON • Joe NOLAN • Jackie STALLWOOD • Stephen MCALISTER • Sheila O'NEILL • Ian SMALES • Philip Morris JONES • Antony SMITH • Mike LEIGH • Laura HAWKINS • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Kenneth BROWN • Martin JOSTEN • Bob STANBROOK • Diane KENDALL • Stephanie MORTIMER • Cherry KEY • Amar BABHANIA • Karen SPROD • Karen TRUNKFIELD • Karen Anne PATTERSON • Tim DAWSON • Joanne HARRISON • Zena PHILLIPS • Gary HOOK • Raymond John HOYLE • Ian SEARS • Patrick FITZGERALD • Logathas VELAYUTHAPILLAI • Suzy GAULTON • Fiona JAMIESON • Audrey PARSONS • Andrew BULL • Mark MOORE • Nivitha LOGATHAS • Marianne HUGHES • Toby ROBINSON • Tony CLISH • Sharon BUNBY • Sanchana MISHRA • Richard GOBLE • Janett BAKER • Joe HARVEY • Christopher GYNN • Fred CLEMENT • Alice SILVEY • Sarah MUNN • Holly PHILLIPS • Richard NORRIS • Chris TAYLOR • Elinor CASEY • Elizabeth SHERIDAN • Marie KOUHI • Nathan ILES • Annie-Rose QUANTRILL • 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 21,014 participants have completed 226,659 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,133,295 km, including 33,915 new Personal Bests. A total of 847 individuals have volunteered 10,924 times.

 

 

Father Christmas loves volunteers

Black Park parkrun

Event number 552

28th December 2019

For some people the weekend between Christmas and New Year is a time for relaxing but not for the 636 people who ran, jogged or walked our Parkrun this week. After the rain of the last couple of days, this morning was dry and fair - great December running weather. In fact, the weather was so good that it tempted Father Christmas back from the beach for one last run this year. Some of you may have seen him with his mini sleigh and his two helpers. They weren’t just at Black Park to run off those extra Christmas pounds, they handed out presents to all the volunteers.

On behalf of all the volunteers, we want to thank you for the generous gifts you gave, it was so thoughtful of you. It wasn’t just Father Christmas who thanked the volunteers, so many of you runners thanked us especially in the funnel as you got your tokens.

We don’t volunteer to be thanked, we volunteer because we love meeting all you runners and so that Parkrun can function as efficiently as possible on a weekly basis. Why don’t you consider volunteering in 2020? It’s a great way to meet people and, if like me, you start towards the back of the field you get to see what the front looks like. In addition, you get to see all the runners and be part of a great team.

Of the 636 people ran, jogged and walked the course, 66 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers: Barbara ALLEN • Dirk VENNIX • David PRIDDY • Maureen PEDRI • Philip WOOLHOUSE • Vince ELLERBY • Zoe SMITH • Freya SMITH • Carolyn FRYER • Amar BABHANIA • Karen SPROD • Raymond John HOYLE • Suzy GAULTON • Alexander MILL • Audrey PARSONS • Marianne HUGHES • Shona LOWE • Paula KELLY • Karen COURT • Paul SILVESTER • Joe HARVEY • Thomas HAYWOOD • Alice SILVEY • Martin STEWART • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Marie KOUHI • Ellie HENDERSON • Sue DAVIE • Sumayah SIDDIQI • Julie 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 20,796 participants have completed 225,145 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,125,725 km, including 33,760 new Personal Bests. A total of 842 individuals have volunteered 10,826 times.

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