Brighton & Hove parkrun – Non parkrun report – #lockdown June 6th 2020

 

We are still here... looking forward to seeing you all soon ish....

 

So, today is week 12 of no parkrun L how are you all doing? what have you all been up to - to keep yourself fit, well, out of mischief! But more importantly keeping your mental health positive in these very strange and unprecedented times?

I know I (Claire) haven’t posted to our FB pages for a while, but also follow us on Twitter @brightonparkrun   I just wanted a personal break from social media for a mo, and normal services will resumes sometime soon :)

Please feel free to post on our pages, all your runs, walks, jogs, any training you are doing as it’s great to hear from you all. I follow some of you on Strava so I can see you have been running and being creative with your new parkrun home events!!! :)  as have I...

Just to say the Core Team have been virtually catching up over a coffee/chat over Zoom, infact we have a meet up this morning – prob around the time we are usually in the cafe processing the results!!

I just wanted to write this, as I don’t want you to feel we aren’t thinking of you all because we are, and we are all missing parkrun...

We are so looking forward to seeing you all face to face – whatever that how / may look like and when we can..

So keep positive, smiling, keep running, walking, jogging and achieving..

Stay safe, alert, social distance, and see you when we can :)

Lots of virtual hugs

Claire and the Core Team x

 

 

 

 

Saturday is parkrunday – but just temporary it isn’t… April 2nd 2020

 

Feeling lost without parkrun......... 

So, if you are anything like me you are missing parkrun, seeing your friends, enjoying banter, and catching up after the week you have had.

You enjoy running/walking, jogging, (or all three in one!) around Hove Park 2.5 laps round, playing cat and mouse with each other, aiming to beat your PB from the previous time, crossing that finish line, hitting stop and save, (obviously keeping moving, and staying in your positions in the finish funnel), getting your token and scanning them..

Just for now, as you know events have been cancelled, until the Government have given us all the go ahead to be able to start again.. We are all in this together, staying at home, saving lives, and helping the NHS. Coronavirus (Covid 19) is serious and it is happening. We just don’t know how things, our lives will be affected in the future after this...

This Saturday will be week 3, we have not had parkrun.. it is weird and probably feels like it did before parkrun started.. if you can think what you used to do on a Saturday morning - I can't... #habits.

The Core Team can’t wait to see you all again, – that’s going to be one exciting Saturday!!! #DFYB

So,keep well, active, and safe..

Let us know what you are doing to keep yourself active..

See you soonish – we will be back and hope you will be too :)

Claire x

 

 

 

 

Run report Brighton & Hove parkrun #650

It’s all about the women: Celebrating International Women’s Day

In anticipation of International Women’s Day on 8th March, Saturday 7th March 2020 saw
parkruns around the world join in a celebration of female participation, with as many women and girls as possible encouraged to join in by walking, jogging, running, volunteering, or simply coming along to watch.

Over 400 parkrun events in the UK hosted a special day. At our own Hove Park event,
Brighton & Hove Women’s Running Club (BHWRC) staged a parkrun ‘takeover’, with many of their members running, as well as filling the majority of the volunteer roles alongside our core team members and Duke of Edinburgh volunteers. They’d also been busy baking and set up a cake stall full of tempting cakes and biscuits to sell to runners and other park users with the proceeds going to the Chestnut Tree Trust (our local children’s hospice that cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions). Rewarding ourselves for running by eating cake afterwards is one of life’s greatest pleasures and the stall raised a grand total of £247.47 for the Chestnut Tree Trust.

It was a chilly and cloudy (but compared to recent Saturdays relatively benign) morning and 467 runners took part, of whom 185 were female.

First home was Nicholas Airey, with a time of 17.31, followed by Jacob Househam who
raced home to a PB of 18.06. But to cut to the women on this special day, the first home was Charlotte Boden, at 20.57 and Clare Pirie was second at 21.36. Very impressively, Xanthe Cox, who came in third with a PB 21.48 is in the JW11-14 category, having completed only 7 previous parkruns (and seven junior events). Many congratulations Xanthe, we look forward to hopefully seeing you run with us again many more times in the future.

A family affair

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In another special first-time achievement, three generations of the Jackson family women ran together. For Elizabeth Jackson (JW10), who has run over 50 junior parkruns, this was her first senior event. She ran alongside her mum, Cath, and granny Mary who was taking part for the first time ever in any parkrun. Congratulations Mary, not just for being such a good sport and getting involved, but also for coming in first in your age category (VW75 – 79). Go girls!

Forty-four of this week’s participants were first time park runners, of whom two thirds were female.

Note for next year: If every (or even most) females who ran this week had brought along a
female friend, the number of women participants would have outnumbered the men. Game on?

With hearty thanks to this week’s volunteers: Dawn ALBERY, Sarah ARJUN, Sharon
ASTLEY, Michelle BLACKWELL, Andrew BROOKS, Monty BROOKS, Shawn BUCK, Xiang CHEUNG, Karen CLINTON, Joy DOBBS,  Keavey DOYLE , Cliff EVANS, Helen GIBB, Claire GILES, Peter GOLTON, Barnie GREGORY, Amy HAUSDOERFER, Laura HODGKISS, Milo HODLER, Emma HOPWOOD, Gillian HOWARD, Carol KENNEDY, Andi KNIGHT, Alison KUY, Claire LAWS, Joanna LYONS, Freya MAINPRIZE, Caroline MASON, Birgit MILLER, Mike MILLER, Colette MONTGOMERY, Konstantinos MYTAFIDIS, Helen PIERPOINT, Max PRESCOTT, Toby PRUCE, Matthew ROCKWELL WOLF, Brian RUSSELL, Joel SEXTON, Naomi SHARP, Roger SMITH, Xander TAI, George TESTER- ALLEN, Sonia TESTER-ALLEN, James TICEHURST, Lucille WEINBERGER, Darcy WHITE

Lucille Weinberger

 

Event #647 – Dennis the Menace

Earlier in the week it looked like we could be cancelling due to the imminent storm. Luckily however, Dennis was a bit late arriving, so although it was a bit breezy, the rain stayed away and we were able to go ahead. This was fortunate given that several nearby parkruns had been cancelled for obvious reasons. John gave a good runners briefing under difficult circumstances given that our megaphone had gone missing! Even more reason to stay quiet and listen.

A special mention goes to Jim and Helen Braithwaite, Run Directors from Northampton, who were on holiday in Brighton and gave up their lie-in to come and volunteer. They did a fantastic job being time keepers – thanks very much, hope you enjoyed your break (despite the weather) and please do come again. The other brilliant volunteers are listed here:

Ali Lewis, Alison Porges, Andrew Brooks, Bernie Kiranne, Brian Russell, Cheryl Costello, Cliff Evans, Dave Harvey, Derek Raven, Finley Kaye, Fred Dickinson, Henry Coppard, John Doherty, Karen Clinton, Konstantinos Mytafidis, Matthew Rockwell Wolf, Max Prescott, Michael Howard, Milo Hodler, Nigel Sarjudeen, Olivia Pavlides, Paul Rawlinson, Toby Pruce and Tracy Eaton.

We welcomed 583 people this week, swelled by several regulars from Hove Prom!! First male this week was Toby Meanwell (Lewes AC) in 16.13, followed by Graham Godden (Run Academy Worthing) in 17.24 and Stuart Mills (Charles Derby Vitality Club) in 17.32.

First female home was Martha Coyle (Brighton and Hove City AC) in 18.56, followed by Sophie Coleman (Arena AC) in 19.26 and Chelsey Hallam (Brighton Phoenix) in 19.47 (plus a new PB!).

Eight of you completed your first parkrun and there were several noticeable milestones this week – Kate Turnbull did her 50th run, and Barry Pearson, Paul Hughes and Stefanie Ransley all did their 100th runs. Well done all of you – looking forward to seeing you in your new milestone t-shirts very soon. An amazing 80 runners achieved a new PB too!!

As you know, we had an incident where a runner fell near the playground. They were quickly attended to by some of the Core Team and some doctors and nurses. Luckily the ambulance arrived quickly and they were taken to hospital. The good news is that they are now well and left hospital the same day. I would like to thank all the medical staff who selflessly stopped half way through their run to help and to all the Core Team volunteering on Saturday for staying calm under the pressure. the community spirit is one thing that makes parkrun such an amazing weekly event. The person involved has given their permission to mention this and also sends their thanks to everyone who helped them.

We had a special guest on Saturday too – Rosie Swale-Pope stopped off at Hove Park for a quick 5K run before heading back to Istanbul. At an inspirational age of 73, Rosie is running from the UK to Kathmandu in Nepal and has already reached Istanbul, but was back in the UK for a break. Go Rosie!!! It was lovely to meet you.

That just leaves me to thank everyone for coming on Saturday and hope that the weather starts to get better soon,

Alison

 

Event 646

The turbocharged parkrun
Ah, what to report this week? Well mainly that it was great to see 488 of you arriving in time to run, walk, jog, stroll, buggy-push, dog-pull, hop, skip, jump, cartwheel (ok, I made that last bit up) around the beautiful 5k that constitutes our parkrun. Well done, you wonderful athletes, and especially well done to those of you who poked your head above the duvet and thought “should I bother? before hauling yourself up, downing your cuppa or your energy drink or whatever is your thing, and getting on down to where it’s all at on a Saturday morning – Brighton & Hove’s very own parkrun!

I wondered about you 488 runners, walkers, joggers, strollers, buggy-pushers, dog-pullers, hoppers, skippers, jumpers, cartwheelers and wanted to find out more, so I put “488” into Professor Google to see what she had to say – and all became clear. It turns out that Ferrari has a super-fancy low-slung supercar called the 488 Pista which gave me some insight into how truly impressive you 488 are. The first clue to your running, walking, jogging, etc. prowess is in the name …. Pista is an Italian word meaning track, course, runway, speedway. Secondly, I found that you are also “ultra-focused, track ready, turbocharged, guided by aerodynamics, agile, responsive, with fast lap times, passion on the track, totally geared towards performance” and that you “go from zero to 62.5mph in 2.85 seconds, and lap the track in 1 minute 21 seconds” … which explains how you all managed to get to the end with such speed and elegance. Unfortunately, I also discovered that you have “no luxuries, a low centre of gravity, a shortened nose, and hot air directed to the underbody” which doesn’t sound so appealing, but you’ve clearly not let it get in your way.

A big thank you goes to today’s volunteers who made the run possible. They were:
John P DOHERTY • Paul RAWLINSON • Nigel SARJUDEEN • Steve SCOTT • Caroline WOOD • Mark STEPHENSON • Peter GOLTON • Bernadette KIRRANE • Cliff EVANS • Tracy Caroline EATON • Joanna HOLLAND • Andrea Elizabeth POTTER • Gary TIMMS • Kevin DAY • Amy HAUSDOERFER • Derek RAVEN • Fred DICKINSON • Darcy WHITE • Keavey DOYLE • Max PRESCOTT • Henry COPPARD • Finley KAYE • Matthew ROCKWELL WOLF • Xander TAI • Katie GUNNELL • David GUNNELL • Leigh SANDERS • Freya MAINPRIZE • Toby PRUCE • Olivia PAVLIDES • Milo HODLER • Joseph HOLLAND • Daniel HOLLAND • Marie GILL • Konstantinos MYTAFIDIS • Xiang CHEUNG

A few of you passed notable milestones today. Helen Page completed her 200th parkrun today, while the figure for Matt Wingfield was 150. Amaliya Coburn, Mike Miller, and Robin Fegan each hit their 100th, and joining the 50 club today were Uros Marolt, David Butler and Tony Denman. Big congratulations to each of you for showing such commitment to running and to parkrun.

The highest age-gradings today were at the front of the pack: the first two finishers,Ross Brocklehurst and Ferdie Parsons, each got PBs, and achieved age-gradings of 80% and 82% respectively. A further 67 of today’s runners also achieved that New PB! symbol which is always a great start to a weekend. Well done, all of you, and best of luck as you start the chase to shave off those seconds - or milliseconds - for your next PB.

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

Bye for now, and see you next week for your next parkrun fix.
Bernie Kirrane

 

Brighton & Hove parkrun Event number 644 25th January 2020

It's official - we've had a great January - the best on record in fact.

We've been noticing that far from the typical "parkrun bulge" that lasts for a couple of weeks after Christmas - numbers at Hove park have been above 500 throughout the month. Not bad - considering the average weekly attendance for the whole of 2019 was about 425.  I'm sure you'd love to see a graph of how the January total has changed since we started in 2007. Ah, there's one below! Each point represents the 4 weeks after 1st Jan because we haven't always done the New Year's Day double with Hove Prom. It would be amazing if we stay at over 500 throughout February! Let's try :-)

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5k Your Way visited Hove park on Saturday and you will have heard Jez Connor describing the aims of the group at the run briefing.  We received this message from Jenny Wilson after the run.

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Thank you for your great welcome this morning. We really enjoyed being with you. We form part of a virtual (international now) group of doctors who have or have had cancer. We felt that Brighton was a good place to have a weekend away. I (Jenny) am a keen parkrunner and RD in Bedford. On realising that this was 5K Your Way weekend (and as an ambassador for this movement) I was keen to involve the rest of the group and was put in contact with Jez your local ambassador. Science is increasingly showing that moving whilst having cancer treatment is beneficial. 5K Your Way has been set up as an alternative coffee morning to encourage those affected by cancer, including family and friends to move more. The great advantage of Brighton and Hove is that as a multi lap event it is possible to build up, starting with a single lap. This morning I just cheered people on, one person did 1 lap, some walked the whole thing and some ran it. If you want to find out more about the initiative then go to https://5kyourway.org/

[5k Your Way meets on the last Saturday of each month at Hove park. Meet by the basketball courts at 8.50am just before the run]

And finally...
This week 541 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 98 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

John P DOHERTY • Peter GOLTON • Cliff EVANS • Paula CHESSELL • Claire GILES • Brian RUSSELL • Rosanna RAVEN • Sharon KILLICK • Amy HAUSDOERFER • Fred DICKINSON • Louis WHITE • Diarmuid (Dee) O'HARE • Joel Adam LUSCOMBE • Darcy WHITE • Carmel O'MALLEY • Lisa ATKINS • Alison PORGES • Keavey DOYLE • Richard CHESSELL • Derek RAVEN • Henry COPPARD • Finley KAYE • Matthew ROCKWELL WOLF • Emma WHITE • Isaac WEINER • Katie GUNNELL • James TICEHURST • Pete SALKELD • Toby PRUCE • Edwyn WILSON-VERRALL • Olivia PAVLIDES • Milo HODLER • Joseph HOLLAND • Daniel HOLLAND

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 Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 14:46 on 28th September 2013 (event number 310).
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 21,369 participants have completed 213,599 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,067,995 km, including 34,785 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,759 individuals have volunteered 15,081 times.

Pete Golton

 

Brighton & Hove parkrun # 640 – The New Year’s Day double, welcoming in a new decade, record breaking numbers but sadly no Andy Murrays!!

It's a big decision to be part of the double on New Year's Day. This year the core committee thought long and hard about whether to put on the 10.30 am parkrun as to do it safely you need a lot of pre-event organisation and a larger number of volunteers than normal. Now that it's over I am proud to say that it went extremely well with the core committee and all the other volunteers doing a fantastic job. I certainly had a blast and it was lovely to see so many familiar faces.

So, let's thank the following volunteers first:

Alison Dedney, Alison Porges, Amanda Woodham, Brian Russell, Carol Kennedy, Caroline Wood, Cat Bounds, Chris Wallis, Claire Giles, Craig Hasley, Derek Raven, Fred Dickinson, Gillian Underwood, Hannah Swan, Ian Winston, Jane Roweth, John Elbourne, Karen Clinton, Lisa Catherine Swan, Lisa Elbourne, Lorelei Clinton, Mark Stephenson, Michele Silvester, Paula Chessell, Peter Golton, Richard Chessell, Rosanna Raven, Rosie Gasson, Sarah Thomas, Sharon Kenyon, Sue Pinnick.

We had no idea whether we would have more runners than last year, but whilst we were setting up there was a slow trickle of people arriving from Hove Prom parkrun and they were all telling us that there were hundreds down there!! Since we were expecting more from East Brighton too, we knew then it was going to be a big one!!!

It's always hard to judge numbers but blimey, there were a lot of you in the starting area!! Richard gave a great run briefing, which was important as we'd changed the finish funnel area to prevent backing up on the finish line as we'd had last year.

First runner in was Jamie Crawford (Brighton & Hove City AC) in 16.31, followed by John Stoddart in 16.33 – both of whom set new PB's!! 3rd was Richard Clayton (Arena 80 AC) in 16.53. The first female in was Tara Shanahan (Arena 80 AC) in 19.05, followed closely by Bobby Searle (Brighton Phoenix) in 19.10 and Darja Knotkova-Hanley (Haywards Heath Harriers) in 19.20

We had 14 first timers this week – well done and welcome to the parkrun family – hope to see you again on Saturday. There were also several milestones. Doing their 50th parkruns were Bobby Searle (Brighton Phoenix), Dan Fisher, Paul Smith (new PB!), Barry Blackman, Emma Pryor (Worth Way Runners and a new PB!), Sarah Mayfield and Laura Hodgkiss (Brighton & Hove Womens Running Club). Michael Saunders (Hove Hornets) achieved his 100th parkrun – well done to all of. Whilst we weren't expecting many PB's this week due to the high numbers, 71 of you got them!!!

Thanks to all of you for listening to the marshals in the finish funnel and keeping moving so that at no point did the finish line get jammed. Thanks also to all of you with raffle tickets for your patience whilst waiting to have your barcode scanned at the table!!

Some extra stats for you! There were 841 parkruns worldwide on NYD with over 234,730 people taking part. That's a lot of kilometers run (1,173,650 actually). Brighton and Hove was the 15th biggest parkrun, with Hove Prom 17th. What a lot of fit people we have here. 163 attendance records were set too, including here and at Hove Prom!! That really says a lot about the continuing success of parkrun.

That just leaves me to say thanks to everyone (volunteers and participants) for making the NYD double 2020 go smoothly and wish you a healthy and prosperous new decade.

Alison

P.S. - Andy Murray– next year consider a stroll round Hove Park with your fam.ily instead of the Prom!

 

Brighton & Hove parkrun
Event number 638
21st December 2019

A slightly nippy morning whereby 402 people decided not to follow the crowds to the shops and chose to run, jog, skip and walk the course.

Firstly, many thanks to the Arena Running Club who provided a large number of volunteers along with our regular die-hards who allow our run to take place each week.

Alison PORGES • Andrew PRINCE • Bernadette KIRRANE • Brian RUSSELL • Brigitte GROVES • Christine GIBBONS • Craig ISAAC • Derek RAVEN • Edwyn WILSON-VERRALL • Emma WHITE • Finley KAYE • Fred DICKINSON • Frederick GEORGE • Freya MAINPRIZE • Harry BERLANGA • Henry COPPARD • Holly DUNKLEY • Isaac THACKRAY • Joel Adam LUSCOMBE • John CHALLEN • John P DOHERTY • Karen CLINTON • Keavey DOYLE • Max PRESCOTT • Michael GIBBONS • Michele SAUNDERS • Mike FOX • Milo HODLER • Nigel BAILEY • Nigel SARJUDEEN • Paula CHESSELL • Richard CHESSELL • Shawn BUCK • Simon PORGES • Tracy Caroline EATON

You are all wonderful – thank you!

36 Personal Bests were achieved – Christmas parties and excess drinking and eating didn’t hold some people back with 36 of you achieving Personal Bests.
A special mention goes to Lorelei Clinton who has achieved 12 PBs in the last 6 months, taking her times from 28:51 to 23:30! Similarly impressive was Jim Turner who normally runs at Worthing - Jim has shaved 20 seconds off his course PB in the last 2 weeks, racing home in 22:08. Well done to you all.

25 first-timers joined us, including 3 members of the Gamble family from Jersey. Tom, Emma and John – we hope you had a good run and special congratulations to John who achieved his 50th run with us.

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our defibrillator appeal – your generosity has been outstanding and we are close to achieving our target. We will be collecting again this Saturday – you can also follow the link below if you would rather donate on-line:

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/brighton/aboutus/

Please consider volunteering at some point over the Christmas and New Year period – there are lots of extra runs which will be extremely popular. However, they cannot be organised by 2 or 3 people. The rota for this coming Saturday looks particularly bleak:

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A full set of 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).

A Happy Christmas to you all.

Regards

Karen

 

Brighton & Hove parkrun
Event number 635
30th November 2019

Finally, a beautiful, rain-free, chilly but energising Saturday morning. After weeks of rain, gloves and hats were aplenty among the 438 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. Congratulations, in particular, must go to Roger Foord who completed his 550th run with us – an amazing achievement, Roger!

29 first-timers joined us, including Joaquin Perez Rork, who achieved a fantastic time of 24:42, running in the JM10 category. Paul Keating, (VM35-39) flew around the course in 19:14 quickly followed by Katie Simmonds (SW25-29) in 21:16. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

The thought of getting fit and ready to indulge in Christmas eating and drinking motivated 49 of you to record new Personal Bests. Three of our JM10 runners ran their Christmas stockings off – well done to Dylan Inglethorpe, Asher Kirkwood and Arlo Kempon. Not to be outdone, Hannah Seeveraj and Isabella Ingelthorpe also achieved PBs this week in the JW10 category. Great running all round.

Representatives of 28 different clubs took part and we were lucky to be inundated with volunteers this week. Many thanks to:

John P DOHERTY • Steve EKE • Nigel SARJUDEEN • Caroline WOOD • Mark STEPHENSON • Rachael WOOLSTON • Anna STAVRIANAKIS • Mike BALDWIN • Paula CHESSELL • Paul HOWARD • Kelvin MACDONALD • Tracy Caroline EATON • Roger SMITH • Karen CLINTON • Innes BAILEY • Julie MCGUINNESS • Brian RUSSELL • Fred DICKINSON • Florence THEBERGE • Darcy WHITE • Simon PORGES • Jackie JONES • Richard CHESSELL • Shawn BUCK • Paul KEATING • Catherine BEVAN • James CORNFORD • Lucy BELCHAMBER • Henry COPPARD • Frederick GEORGE • Finley KAYE • Daniel SKINNER • Amanda TOMBS • Jay BISWAS • Robin BISWAS • Vince MORAN-MCHUGH • Mike MILLER • Louis MAURICE • Pete SALKELD • Jake REES • Indy FREYRE-SANDERS • Isaac THACKRAY • Mathias PAVLIDES • Barnie GREGORY • Edwyn WILSON-VERRALL

As we get closer to the Christmas holidays, our wonderful and highly reliable Duke of Edinburgh volunteers will take a much-deserved rest. We will be in desperate need of help, especially after the run has taken place. If you can donate 5-10 minutes after running to help sort tokens and break down the course, that would be incredibly helpful.

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 20,853 participants have completed 208,834 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,044,170 km, including 34,253 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,729 individuals have volunteered 14,773 times.

Have a great week,

Karen

 

Brighton & Hove parkrun Event number 634 23rd November 2019

What’s going on with the weather? My confident declaration to new runners, tourists and volunteers that “It never rains at parkrun” has been a little unreliable of late. After the washout in October, we’ve had a soggy November but it hasn’t dented our enthusiasm one bit. On a cold, wet day, coffee always tastes that much better!

This week, 390 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

If anyone would like to help with volunteering, we are a very friendly group and you can always find us after parkrun having one of two coffees whilst we sort out the results.

Many hands make lighter work - especially with token sorting!

New Year’s Day volunteers needed

Last year, we offered parkrunners the chance to run two parkruns in one day by first running at Hove Prom and then coming on to Hove park at 10.30am. We’re hoping to do the same thing this year but it does depend on volunteer numbers. To cope with an anticipated 8oo runners, we will need at least 20 helpers on top of the regular core team. All jobs are very straightforward. Can you help? If so, please email brightonhelpers@parkrun.com to let us know.

See you next week!

Pete Golton

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

John P DOHERTY • Peter GOLTON • Christine GIBBONS • Michael GIBBONS • Jane ROWETH • Mike BALDWIN • Paula CHESSELL • Kelvin MACDONALD • Tracy Caroline EATON • Joan LENNON • Peter HARWOOD • Claire GILES • Brian RUSSELL • Rosanna RAVEN • Derek RAVEN • Malcolm ROWETH • Fred DICKINSON • Joel Adam LUSCOMBE • Richard CHESSELL • James CORNFORD • Henry COPPARD • Frederick GEORGE • Finley KAYE • Lisa ELBOURNE • Michelle REA • Freya MAINPRIZE • Brian ROUSELL • Katie HOFFELNER • Ben CLIFFORD • Sam KIMBERLEY • Jake REES • Indy FREYRE-SANDERS • Isaac THACKRAY • Mathias PAVLIDES • Barnie GREGORY

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 20,824 participants have completed 208,396 parkruns covering a total distance of 1,041,980 km, including 34,204 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,722 individuals have volunteered 14,728 times.

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