Last one of the Decade...
Pete and I were at the park to get this wonderful event called parkrun set up.. It was a nice morning. Doesn’t seem like Christmas has been and gone in a few days – it’s mad!
I went to set up the Start, and Pete set up the Finish. Volunteers started to arrive and was given their roles..
Was good to see the Sapphire Blues arriving – AKA Horley Harriers who were on their Winter Tour, which co insided with one of their runners Liz Parkers 50th parkrun.
Thank you all so very much for your kind and generous donations – we are nearly there so that is fabulous and life saving news x
This week we had 440 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. 53 were first timers and 58 of you recorded New PBs! Woohooo and we had 43 different clubs taking part.
Thanks so much to these fab 24 vols for helping today – we can’t put parkrun on without you
Brigitte GROVES • Peter GOLTON • Mike FOX • Tracy Caroline EATON • Karen CLINTON • Claire GILES • Brian RUSSELL • Rosanna RAVEN • Amy HAUSDOERFER • Lorelei CLINTON • Chris WALLIS • Keavey DOYLE • Jack DICKINSON • Derek RAVEN • Frederick GEORGE • Finley KAYE • Matthew ROCKWELL WOLF • Lisa ELBOURNE • Jason STOAKLEY • Birgit MILLER • Clive WALKER • Fred DICKINSON • Abigail SEEVARAJ • Milo HODLER
Always great to see new people to parkrun whether you’re a visitor from far away, or in some cases just along the road and a long a bit... or a first timer to the parkrun family – at 8.50am by the finish funnel, Brian will do the New to parkrun briefing and give you his words of wisdom, and good vibes to set you up!
We made our way to the Start line where you lovely gorgeous lot were waiting. Pete did the announcements.
John Brewster was completing his yearly 1000 mile challenge – supporting young with Epilepsy – you recorded a New PB today!
We also had 5K your way – Charity by Jeremy Connor – supporting people who affected by Cancer and the group meets on the last Sat of each month.
321 and you’re off!!!
Everyone looking fab and was a great atmosphere as usual :) As I was cheering you all, I did wonder who is test running their new kit – trainers, tops, watches, tights, shorts..
So the scores on the last parkrun of the year doors are –
First male is Paul Navesey 15.16, (SM 30-34), Crawley AC and this was your New PB, second male in Jethro Atherall 16.59, (SM 30-34), HTH Runners and this was your New PB, third male in was an unknown runner and he was followed by Alex Rawlinson 17.36 (SM 25-29) Brighton & Hove City AC.
First female in unknown runner, who was followed in by Samantha Blackledge 21.04 (SW 30-34) Portsmouth Joggers and this was your New PB, Jeanette Kenneally was next in 21.32 (VW 50-54) Brighton & Hove City AC, and Lisa Roberjot 21.42 (VW 50-54) Horley Harriers and this was your New PB!
Well done all.
Now I want to give a shout out to Brian – who is on the Core Team, he has been on the injury bench for a while, but has been resting, strengthening, running when he can – taking it steady, motivating and supporting others, and today he ran and felt good and was happy with his time 28.03 – well done you are coming back!
Becky Colley 31.07, Justine Armstrong 32.16, Tim Hatton 35.28, Helen Jones 39.14, Katherine Parker 44.48.
Well done to everyone you all did fab and you’re only in competition with yourself even though we do love a cat & mouse game!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brighton & Hove parkrun Results Page.
When Pete and I processed the results we got talking to Idan Piercy, who was visiting us today as he is down for Christmas. Probably the furthest someone has travelled Cairns, Queensland.. Was good to chat with him.
Just wanted to say thank you all for your support this past year. Thank you to all the Volunteers XX
Well done to you all on all your achievements, goals, whatever they were. You all have been and are amazing!!
Here’s to the New Year, New Decade, New achievements, and more....
So with that in mind – start the New Year 2020 the only way with parkrun, and what’s more two for one...
There have been posts about New Year parkruns, where and what time... so check them out if not already..
Hove Prom 9am, and then up to Hove Park for 10.30 ... Run one, volunteer at the other, volunteer at both or run/walk both – the choice is yours... #DFYB
As we all know we all like the double parkruns, it is busy but a great atmosphere :) To accommodate numbers we have plans for the finish funnel / scanning so this will help with the flow of the runners... Just remember we are volunteers..
Be mindful of each other, keep smiling, and enjoy! Results will be processed at some point during the day, please bear with.
Hove Park Cafe won’t be open – so bring a hot drink if you wish...
So happy running, thanks again for 2019 – on a personal note from me – thank you to my parkrun family for all your support this year as it has been a difficult one, and I am so glad you’re in my life X
Love Claire & the Core Team xx
Happy New Year
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 20,978 participants have completed 210,451 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,052,255 km, including 34,423 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,740 individuals have volunteered 14,899 times.