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.

 

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

Black Park run report 495

24 November 2018

Saturday started off grey, and drizzly and for many people this would be a good excuse to either stay in bed or at least stay indoors until you worked out what the forecast was. But it takes more than a rain shower to deter those who run, jog or walk around our wonderful course each Saturday morning and yesterday was no exception, over 500 of you braved the weather to come out.

There was a slight delay in starting this week as we had to retrieve some of our equipment as it was not where it should be at 8.30. They say every cloud has a silver lining and I think that was true yesterday. If we had started on time, you would have been standing at the start line in pouring rain and then running the first part of the race trying to negotiate puddles, other people and raindrops running down your face.  As it was, we were aware of people sheltering in the scanning area, the Go Ape shelter and around the coffee bar - we hope this ‘cunnning ploy’ encouraged  you to perhaps talk to someone you haven’t talked to before, if only to comment on how wet it was!

This week 509 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The following people reached milestone events, so huge congratulations to them:-

10 Club

Ella BOTHA, Surkhab LIDHAR

50 Club

Alan HAYES, Christopher BEAVIS, Nyree STEWART-BEAVIS, Pat LEWIN

100 Club

James HORNE, Jessica BEISHON, Maria HUNTER

As ever, we rely on our volunteers to ensure that parkrun takes place every Saturday and this week our amazing volunteers were:

David PRIDDY • Fred ASHFORD • Andy TORRANCE • Alastair REECE • Sheila O'NEILL • Carol COOMBS • Nick ARCHER • Amar BABHANIA • Sophie GREATOREX • Gary HOOK • Raymond John HOYLE • Mike PARRY • Shona LOWE • Nigel WRIGHT • Paula KELLY • Sam LOWE • Mairi VODDEN • Holly PHILLIPS • Anthony VODDEN • Linda HOPE • Yestin LINTON-SMITH • Isabella AMITRANO • Antoanela NACOV • Callum PATERSON

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 17:07 on 28th June 2014 (event number 262).

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 17,842 participants have completed 189,166 parkruns covering a total distance of 945,830 km, including 29,696 new Personal Bests. A total of 732 individuals have volunteered 8,825 times.

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