Parkrun report for Saturday 9th March

We saw numbers rise again on Saturday, which is lovely to see and meant 294 or you braved the mud to complete this week's event. Obviously with numbers so high this puts a strain on parking so could I please remind you to not park anywhere other than an allocated space.  This is at the request of the park rangers who are concerned, not only about damage caused to the grass verges, but also about access for emergency vehicles if required.

Also, we would just like to give a shout out to Sharon Warland as she completed her 200th parkrun on Saturday. These runs have taken place since a full hip replacement in 2013 and she has used parkrun as her route back to fitness. A massive achievement Sharon; well done!

Finally, as you are aware, parkrun is managed entirely by volunteers and we need to ensure the Bury parkrun has enough volunteers to sustain it into the future.  We are always looking for new Run Directors so if any of you are interested in doing this, either now or in the future, then please come and find me (Claire Brown) for a chat. Being an RD may look a little daunting but it really isn't difficult and doesn't take up too much time, especially if we ensure we have a minimum of 6 RDs on the roster at any one time. And talking of volunteers ...

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Ian BRADFORD • Stephen COOK • Stephen PRETTY • Claire BROWN • Jenny MORGAN • Joe BRADFORD • Keith STEPHEN • Martin ALLUM • Dean SYKES • Liz O'RIORDAN • Catherine FIRTH • Tim PAGE • Rob WEBB • Lucy DAWSON • Alison CARTWRIGHT • Thomas CARTWRIGHT

 

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event 289, 23rd February 2019

It was wonderful to be in the park on Saturday - a bit of a misty start but it turned into a lovely sunny day. The first few daffodils are now showing along the lime avenue - so I changed the facebook cover page to reflect that.

This week 309 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

Congratulations go to Sally Whitefield who comleted her 50th run today.

As usual, we had many canine friends also taking part - we love to see them! Unfortunately, this week I did receive a complaint about one rather unruly border collie. He picked a fight with another dog and then ran across the path of runners potentially causing a trip incident. Please remember that we ask you to keep dogs under control at all times. If you know that your canine friend tends to get over excited, it might be best for them not to join the run. I also noticed one very fast dog near the from running in full canix harness. Again, please remember that parkrun is not a canix event - we ask that dogs are run on short leads only.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Stephen COOK • Stephen PRETTY • Peter WARLAND • Heidi GRIFFITHS • Martin Charles TILLEY • Phil HYMERS • Joe BRADFORD • Liz O'RIORDAN • John CULLUM • Oliver SCHOFIELD • Susan DUNNE • Asia DAVIES • Richard SMITH • Zachary STRICKLAND • Jasper BRETHERTON • Thomas CARTWRIGHT

I have now taken over as your RD for the next two weeks - and I need to build my volunteer team for Saturday 2nd and 9th March. This week I need a timekeeper,three scanners and a token support volunteer. More marshals would also be helpful - and I really would appreciate someone to arrive at 7:30 to help me walk the course and set out the signs. If you can help, get in touch via burystedmundshelpers@parkrun.com

Many thanks - Steve Pretty

 

 

 

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event number 286 2nd February 2019

Well it was certainly cold this week with very few people in the park other than the intrepid 236 parkrunners and of course our fabulous team of volunteers.

I didn't get around to writing a report last week so must just mention that David Drewry completed his 50th parkrun a couple of weeks ago, Jenny and Derek Hall also completed their 50th and Greg Mills completed his 250th parkrun on 26th January. What fantastic achievements and hopefully they will be getting their anniversary t shirts very soon.

You will probably have noticed our megaphone is not what it used to be and we know a lot of people struggle to hear us at the briefing.  We are therefore saving up for a more robust alternative, so if anyone would like to make a donation, however small, then please go to the following link.  Thank you.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/burystedmunds/aboutus/

Finally, we have been asked to promote Hargrave 5k and 10k cross country race which is to be held 9th March at 2.30pm from Hargrave village hall IP29 5HP.  All funds will go towards Hargrave church repairs.  To enter please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/...search "Hargrave" in the "Looking for" box.

And finally .....

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Linda Jane HANDCOCK • Sarah ASBURY • Stephen PRETTY • Claire BROWN • Liz O'RIORDAN • John CULLUM • Jade ASBURY • Oliver SCHOFIELD • Richard SMITH • Vivienne HOUGHTON • Zachary STRICKLAND • Katie PEARCE-HIGGINS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Macauley DELO who recorded a time of 15:45 on 11th April 2015 (event number 96).
The female record is held by Holly Alexandra ARCHER who recorded a time of 17:48 on 5th August 2017 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by Thomas THAKE who recorded 93.16% (18:16) on 29th December 2018 (event number 281).

 

 

Run Report for Event number 284 / Saturday 19th January

306 parkrunners braved the icy cold conditions on Saturday.  This is a fabulous attendance but of course puts a strain on the car park. Those of you who attend regularly will have heard our pleas to either car share or maybe park a distance away from the park and walk/run to parkrun.  Please do try to do this as the Nowton Rangers have once again had to request that all cars are parked within the allocated areas, as to do otherwise means access for emergency vehicles is compromised.  It also means the grass is getting churned up where vehicles have been parked on the verges.

We are hoping one of the local schools may allow us to park in their car park so please watch this space with an update later this week ...

I have also been asked by the Junior parkrun event director to add the following information to my run report in the hope that as many people as possible will support this initiative. Please do support Steve Neumann and his team ...

Bury St Edmunds junior parkrun is bidding to bag a grant raised from carrier bag sales from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. The application was made to help provide funds to get our AED defibrillator up and running not only for Sunday’s junior parkrunners but for access at all times  to the wider Moreton Hall Community. Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

The list of 4 BSE stores taking part in the voting on our project are: 
6179 Tesco Express, 24-26 Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1DY
2166 Tesco Superstore, St Saviours Interchange, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7JS
5086 Tesco Express, 1-2 Stamford Court, Horringer, IP33 2DF
2986 Tesco Express, Lawson Place, Moreton Hall, IP32 7EW

Voting will take place from Tuesday 1st January 2019 to Thursday 28th February 2019 and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. The project with the highest number of votes across the region will receive £4,000, the second placed project £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000. 

Please do help vote for the junior parkrun event and good cause and please also spread the message to vote for us please </p>
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Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event 277, 8th December 2018

This week 196 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Sebastian ANTHONY • Martin LITTLE • Stephen PRETTY • Heidi GRIFFITHS • Joaquim MONTEIRO • Susan DUNNE • Asia DAVIES • Tracey TAYLOR • Gregory STEVENSON • Zachary STRICKLAND • Daniel COOK • Katie PEARCE-HIGGINS • Rosie STEVENS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.

We are well into winter conditions in the park now. There was a very wet spell before our parkrun, which left the ground rather muddy and slippy. If you are not already doing so, please think about using trail shoes or cross country shoes. These will have a good grippy tread pattern on the soles, helping to prevent you from slipping. Of course they are also great for exploring our footpaths and bridleways throughout the year. If you don't have a pair - perhaps Santa (or the post Christmas sales) can help.

It was also pretty windy making running quite tough - I found that out myself when I ran later in the day. We decided not to risk the gazebo in the gusty conditions.

Anyway, I really enjoyed being your RD for the last two weeks and am very grateful to all the volunteers to helped make that possible. Looking forward to running with you again next Saturday.

Zachary is your RD for the next two weeks and also for Christmas day. This week, he needs a timekeeper, a scanner an several marshals. Get in touch via the future volunteer roster page at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/burystedmunds/futureroster/ if you would like to help.

See you out there - Steve!

 

 

 

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event 276, 1st December 2018

This week 212 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Stephen PRETTY • Nigel SCHOFIELD • Heidi GRIFFITHS • Claire BROWN • Steve MURTON • Jan MURTON • John CULLUM • Asia DAVIES • Rachel MARSH • Zachary STRICKLAND • Daniel COOK • Katie PEARCE-HIGGINS • Mitchell BRAGG-HART • Cem HAVA

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.

Well done to Stuart Fisher (50), Christopher Underwood (50) and Tony Sharp (100) who completed milestone runs today. I'm really looking forward to seeing some of our regular BSE runners gaining the prestigious green 250 run teeshirt next year. Julian Coleman ran his 200th at BSE today, and Joacquim Monteiro ran his 200th parkrun. Inspiring stuff - well done.

Once again, the course was in great condition for the run, and it was a nice temperature for a run. Rain was threatening and it set in toward the end of our event - so of course when I got home, equipment drying was the order of the day. Thats all done now, and every thing is packed ready for our next event on Saturday 8th. I am still looking for a timekeeper, a scanned and a couple of marshals to help.

Right now the weather looks pretty cold and windy for Friday and Saturday - hopefully all will be well and the run will go ahead - but please dress for the weather.

See you out there,

Steve

 

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event 275, 24th November 2018

This week 233 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

It really was a beautiful morning for the run - a good temperature, dry weather and just a nice level of softness in the ground. Best of all, the company of 232 fellow runners! Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Maureen MCCARTHY • Stephen PRETTY • Nigel SCHOFIELD • Heidi GRIFFITHS • Claire BROWN • Steve ROBINSON • Zohra ARMITAGE • Dawn MARSHALL • Paul FLETCHER • Clare WHITFIELD • Rachel GATHORNE-HARDY • Zachary STRICKLAND • Daniel COOK • Katie PEARCE-HIGGINS • Cem HAVA

Thats one of the great things about parkrun - our events are delivered entirely by our volunteers - we do it ourselves as a community. Heidi took some nice pictures of the volunteers on Saturday and I have added them to this report on our Facebook page. I'll be taking my turn as your run director for the next two weeks - so if you are interested in volunteering and would like to know a little more about any of the roles before you commit - do have a chat with me (or any of our other RDs).

See you out there,

Steve

 

 

 

RUN REPORT 20/10/2018

Bury St Edmunds parkrun

Event number 270

20th October 2018

It was the most beautiful morning in the park this week when 271 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. It was good to welcome several first time Parkrunners who all seemed to emerge smiling from the experience.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Linda Jane HANDCOCK • Martin LITTLE • Stephen PRETTY • Nigel SCHOFIELD • Monica BOSWORTH • Phil HYMERS • Martin ALLUM • Rakesh RAJA • Susan DUNNE • Jamie RAJA

Congratulations to Martin Little who has joined the 25 volunteers club.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.

Bury St Edmunds parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 6,723 participants have completed 51,630 parkruns covering a total distance of 258,150 km, including 9,118 new Personal Bests.

 

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event 269, 13th October 2018

This week we were delighted to be part of our event director Claire Hoblyn’s wedding celebrations. She ran the parkrun surrounded by all her running friends before getting married in the afternoon. The weather was lovely and it was great to be part of her big day!

This week 263 people ran, jogged and walked the course, it was great to see 30 first timers and visitors from as far away as Australia! 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.
Congratulations to Mark Turner who ran his 100th parkrun.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Peter JENKYN • Martin Charles TILLEY • Jane JONES • Zohra ARMITAGE • Susan DUNNE • Jamie RAJA • Jo ORR • Michelle DAVIES • Asia DAVIES • Frances BALDWIN • Stuart SHEPHERD • Rebecca HANNAH • Richard SMITH • Imogen BLACK • Andrew GRANT • Samuel WEBBER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.

Bury St Edmunds parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 6,683 participants have completed 51,359 parkruns covering a total distance of 256,795 km, including 9,063 new Personal Bests.

 

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event 268, 6th October 2018

We all celebrated the 14th anniversary of the first ever park run. It is also the week when the 5,000,000th runner registered. Imagine being no. A5000000! I heard Paul Sinton Hewitt, the founder of parkrun, celebrating this on Radio 5 on Friday morning. He was delighted that the average speed had changed from 22mins on that first Saturday morning to 29 minutes now. He is so pleased that parkrun is encouraging more and more people to exercise and socialise!
It was Peter Mayhew’s birthday.
On a rather grey damp morning 241 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.
The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:
Claire HOBLYN • Mark DUNN • Keith STEPHEN • Martin ALLUM • Susan DUNNE • Richard SMITH • Jamie RAJA • Michelle DAVIES • Asia DAVIES • Rebecca HANNAH • Daniel COOK • Imogen BLACK • Samuel WEBBER
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