Brighton and Hove parkrun # 611

What a contrast in weather from last week although summer has yet to make a proper appearance.

There was lots of wildlife spotting whilst setting up for parkrun this morning – great tits nesting in the ash tray next to the ladies toilet (the second set of chicks in there this year) and sightings of gold crests in the tree.

Lisa delivered a great runners briefing and without further ado you were off. Jamie Crawford came in first and achieved a new PB of 16.59 mins. Henry Miller came second and James Houlston was third. Fourth and fifth places were unknowns – you know who you are, so please do remember your barcodes next week if you'd like your times logging.

There were 2 milestone runs this week - Katie Witham with 50 runs and Julie McGuinness with 250 runs. Well done both of you!!

In total 455 of you ran, jogged or walked round Hove Park, with 23 first-timers – welcome to parkrun!! 62 of you achieved new personal bests this week but there were 47 unknowns! It's very quick and easy to register so please do and you'll be well on your way to receiving your totally free and brilliant milestone t-shirts. There's also an important safety reason for registering as you are able to list any medical conditions you have and you can put down a contact in case of emergencies. Volunteers will have access to this information should anything happen to you, as sadly it very occasionally does.

Whilst I'm nagging, please help us by always taking a finish token at the end of the run even if you don't have your barcode. 'Funnel Duckers' can cause all sorts of problems for those who are sorting the results as it messes them up big time!

Finally I'd like to thank all the volunteers that willingly give up their Saturday mornings. We have a fantastic group of children who volunteer week in week out as part of their Duke of Edinburgh awards. Without them and all the other volunteers, parkrun wouldn't be as safe as it so please consider doing it once in a while. There's a job for everyone and you can even volunteer to be a pacer so you still get your run in!! If you'd like to do it please send an email to brightonhelpers@parkrun.com .

This week a big shout out goes to:

Alison Porges, Amy Hausdoerfer, Bernadette Hecht, Bernie Harvey, Brian Russell, Claire Giles, Daniel Porges, Dane Harvey, Dean Bibby, Eva Adjare, Freya Mainprize, Gary White, Helen Pierpoint, Jake Rees, John Elbourne, Julie Reuby, Julie Zhu, Lisa Elbourne, Louis White, Matt Wingfield, Nigel Sarjudeen, Paula Chessell, Richard Chessell, Sam Harwood, Sam Kimberley, Siobhan Bell, Tegan Schafer, Tracy Caroline Eaton, Trevor Day, Yao Hu

Hope to see you all next week.

Alison Porges

 

run report event 610 June 8 2019

Cloud, sun, and a breeze … the perfect meteorological mix for the 478 people who ran, jogged, walked and wiggled from the start to the finish line today. 48 were doing their first parkrun at Brighton and Hove – when I chatted with a few of them after the run, the majority verdict was that it was hard going, but that the sense of achievement definitely made it worth the effort.

Sincere thanks to all our volunteers this week who were ….
Camilla MOYLE • Julie DRAKE • Peter GOLTON • Bernadette KIRRANE • Jane ROWETH • Mike BALDWIN • Paula CHESSELL • Justin DOBBS • Brian FRIEND • Claire GILES • Brian RUSSELL • John CARROLL • Amy HAUSDOERFER • Lucy SELWOOD • Eva ADJARE • Louis WHITE • Joel Adam LUSCOMBE • Richard CHESSELL • Toby SIMPKIN • Nancy MANIFOLD • Hugh KENYON • Lisa ELBOURNE • Paul MIDDLEWICK • John FUNNELL • Freya MAINPRIZE • Katie HOFFELNER • Ciara GRUNCELL • Ben CLIFFORD • David G BUTLER • Tegan SCHAFER • Sam KIMBERLEY • Jake REES

This was a day of recognition and celebration for Rick Evans who completed his 350th parkrun. Rick ran Brighton & Hove’s first ever parkrun way back on November 3rd 2007, and has been a regular runner and volunteer ever since. Rick - when you lined up on that first morning with the other 16 runners, did you even contemplate that you would go on to complete 1750km of parkrunning? …. at twelve different locations? … and still get an impressive 67% age grading? A lot has changed in the 10+ years since Rick’s first parkrun, but some things are constant –that day’s Daily Telegraph front page declared “54% of Tories want Davis as leader”. What goes around, comes around (as they say at the end of the first lap).

It was also a milestone day for Claudia Marsh, another regular runner at Brighton & Hove. Claudia completed her 250th run today, and is now entitled to wear that prized t-shirt that so many of us aspire to. Claudia is also a committed parkrun volunteer, with 33 stints under her belt. Claudia – although your finish time has got faster since your first run in 2008, I’m sure that your finish time for token sorting is substantially longer now that we have 400-500 every week. Thank you for sticking with it.

Today’s full results are available on the Brighton & Hove parkrun Results Page. A pat on the back for the 73 of you who gained a PB this morning. For Ben Roden, Paul Mortimer and Mark Whitehouse, that PB was particularly impressive, coming after several years and hundreds of kilometres, of parkrunning at Hove Park. And finally, whether you’re a runner, jogger, walker, wiggler, or volunteer, well done to each of you, and we look forward to seeing you in the park again next week.

Bernie Kirrane

 

Brighton & Hove #608 May 25th 2019

The one with the hen party..

This week 438 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:



John P DOHERTY • Sue BRUMWELL • Cliff EVANS • Mike BALDWIN • Paula CHESSELL • Kelvin MACDONALD • Roger SMITH • Brian FRIEND • Peter HARWOOD • Byron JACOBS • David Joseph SIMMONS • Brian RUSSELL • Amy HAUSDOERFER • Eva ADJARE • Helen STAFFORD • John ELBOURNE • Richard CHESSELL • Toby SIMPKIN • James CORNFORD • Lisa ELBOURNE • Shahriar VAZIRI • Ruaridh STAFFORD • Anne BALDWIN • Sam HARWOOD • Freya MAINPRIZE • Katie HOFFELNER • Tegan SCHAFER • Sam KIMBERLEY • Jake REES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brighton & Hove parkrun Results Page.

The milestones today included Steve Eke (300); Ruth Evans and Steve Bower (200); Sylvia Taylor, Carol Grant and Hannah Felton (100); Jill Wootton (50) and junior, Jonathan Martin celebrating 10 runs by visiting Hove Park.

I think it’s a shame that volunteers don’t receive recognition for the number of times they volunteer, once they have reached the ‘magic 25’ and claimed their t-shirt, so in this week’s milestones I’d like to say well done and congratulations to Freya Mainprize who was volunteering for the 50th time! Like me, she never runs at parkrun but is a stalwart of our volunteer team and, this week, was doing a fantastic job of timekeeping so that all you runners would later find out how you’d done – THANK YOU FREYA!

You probably noticed from the title of this report, that there was also a celebration of another kind happening during parkrun: a ‘hen run’ for one of our regular runners, Cindy Styles. Not only did Cindy and her posse run, jog and walk their way round before rewarding themselves with cake and prosecco, but they did it in style in a variety of accessories as well!
All the very best to you, Cindy, and your fiancé for the big day on Friday and your life together afterwards!

Over the years, we’ve seen many such ‘milestones’ at our parkrun.

It’s like being part of a family – there have been times when we’ve laughed and rejoiced together, and times when we have shared sadness.

But, as with all families, we are only human and can only try our best, so I want to end this week’s report by repeating what I said in my pre-run briefing: please show consideration to others – whether they be runners, volunteers or other park users and, if in doubt, choose kind.

Have a great week everyone!
Lisa

 

Brighton & Hove parkrun
Event number 607
18th May 2019

A hundred years ago on this date, a number of monumental events took place across the world. This included the Post World War I peace treaty, the Treaty of Versailles being signed, the largest airbus being flown in France, Captain James Cook landing in Hawaii, and the failing of the siege of Leningrad, marking the end of the Russian Revolution. None of these compare to the legendary Brighton Table Tennis Club players making a very special appearance at our run! Congratulations and thank you to all of them for exemplifying what a true sporting, inclusive spirit can bring to a community.

In total this week 477 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests.

Well done to Sue Briscoe who completed the course for the first time with her dog Toby; not to be outdone, her husband Martin Burgess achieved a spectacular new PB of 23:31, shaving 20 seconds of his previous time.

Paul Whelpton was extremely impressive achieving the highest male age-rating of 83:21%; Clare Pirie, not only led the field for the women with an age-rating of 78:21%, but also did so whilst running a PB of 21:11 – her 3rd PB in the last month. We need to know what you are eating for breakfast Clare!

Representatives of 29 different clubs took part and the event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

John P DOHERTY • Peter GOLTON • Nick DRY • Mike BALDWIN • Joy DOBBS • Justin DOBBS • Tracy Caroline EATON • Brian FRIEND • Joan LENNON • Peter HARWOOD • Karen CLINTON • Michael HOWARD • Michelle BOND • Amy HAUSDOERFER • Eva ADJARE • Brendan SPELLMAN • Simon BUTTON • Max DAVIS • Shawn BUCK • Toby SIMPKIN • Daniel PORGES • Hugh KENYON • Jon BINNEY • Lisa ELBOURNE • Shahriar VAZIRI • Anne BALDWIN • Sam HARWOOD • Freya MAINPRIZE • Joe WALKER • Katie HOFFELNER • Louis MAURICE • Ben CLIFFORD • Llewellyn CURTIS • David G BUTLER • Tegan SCHAFER • Abdullah AL-SAHAFI

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brighton & Hove parkrun Results Page. The female record is held by Caroline HOYTE who recorded a time of 16:43 on 30th May 2009 (event number 84). The male record is held by Charlie Maxwell GRICE who recorded a time of 14:25 on 25th November 2017 (event number 528). The Age Grade course record is held by Karen BOWLER who recorded 94.00% (20:51) on 20th August 2011 (event number 200).

Brighton & Hove parkrun started on 3rd November 2007. Since then 19,834 participants have completed 197,505 parkruns covering a total distance of 987,525 km, including 32,923 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,644 individuals have volunteered 13,867 times.

Have a great week running and walking – look forward to seeing you next Saturday….
Karen

 

Brighton & Hove parkrun #606 11th May 2019

Another great morning in the park.. Nice weather. The fab setter uppers were there when I arrived – I grabbed the ‘Start sign and poles’ and headed up to put those in place. It is lovely to see people in the park running, walking, dog walking before parkrun, I do say to them you should come and do parkrun! :)

Without these fab 27 people parkrun wouldn’t go ahead – so a big shout out to these hi viz heroes!! :)

John P DOHERTY • Cathy FALL • Peter GOLTON • Carol Ann GRANT • Tracy Caroline EATON • Karen CLINTON • Michael HOWARD • Michelle BOND • Claire GILES • Brian RUSSELL • Rosanna RAVEN • Eva ADJARE • Paul MARLEY • Joel Adam LUSCOMBE • John KENNETT • Jane BRAYBON • Cindy STYLES • Linus TURNER • Richard CHESSELL • Toby SIMPKIN • Shahriar VAZIRI • Sam. TAMPLIN • Louis MAURICE • Ben CLIFFORD • Llewellyn CURTIS • Tegan SCHAFER • Sam KIMBERLEY

Next week we see the D Surnames for their turn to be a hero – so if you fancy seeing parkrun from the other side – whether you are injured, poorly or running over the weekend please email brightonhelpers@parkrun.com

So this week we saw 396 people who ran, jogged and walked the course (one of which was fellow Core Team member Karen Clinton who is coming back from a serious injury / op – who is down to one crutch walked the 5k) This brings me to saying parkrun is amazing for a come back after injury – so no one needs to feel they will come last or has to be fit to do parkrun. Remember this is your journey whatever / however you need this to be..

We had 22 first timers and 64 recorded New PB’s – amazing! We had 26 different clubs taken part. Welcome to our visitors – we hope you enjoyed our run :)
My RD partner in crime Brian, made the announcements – thank you all for listening to the briefing just makes things easier.

We had these milestones – Tabitha Ellis 50, Dominic Osman-Allu and Richard Gaskill 100, and Ann Eke 450. Well done to you all – fab achievements :)

Just wanted to reiterate please be mindful of each other and your abilities / speed etc. We did have an incident that was brought to our attention of one of the speedier runners saying ‘keep right’ to someone, they moved over, then someone said ‘keep left’ then managed to push past. Just wanted to say that parkrun is for EVERYONE of ALL abilities. So please can we all bear this in mind ... For the speedier ones – take the run as you find it, and if this means weaving in and out, then it does.
It also isn’t helpful if there is a line of runners across the path – we are lucky that Hove Park does have wide paths, and we can move over to the grass if need be. So let’s all have a great parkrun experience – please no pushing/shoving, don’t call out right/left and please do not spread in a line across the path. Thank you :)

So the scores on the doors are - First male in Andrew Mccaskill 17.04 (SM ¬34), followed by Benn Pomfrett 17.53 (VM 35-39) CSSC Sports & Leisure, third male in Marlon Bouman 17.55 (SM 30-34) well done :)

First female in Clare Pirie 21.16 (VW 45-49) and was your New PB!, second in was Emily Mosedale 21.54 (VW 40-44) from Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC, and Julia Beckett 22.08 (VM 45-49) and was your New PB – well done to you all :)

The ranges of achievements is amazing – you are all doing so well, and competing against yourselves week after week. I wanted to mention Will Anjos who achieved a new PB this week, this is his 5th parkrun – first one and your time was 1.02.14 and this week 53.07, – well done to you. Just goes to show that you can improve your fitness :)

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brighton & Hove parkrun Results Page.
Next Sat (18th May) in the park 12-4pm there is a Hart Arts Festival, and our Junior parkrun on Sunday – if you fancy volunteering please give the team a shout :)

So well done everyone – have a good week.
See you same time, same place #DFYB.

Keep running, walking, jogging and never give up on your goals :)
Claire x

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