Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event 290, 2nd March 2019

A perfect morning for a run in the park - and as promised, a fair showing of daffodils! We had a photographer this week, and she has already posted her pictures to the Facebook page - thanks Heidi! This week 296 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Bury St Edmunds parkrun Results Page.

Special congratulations go to Katie King for completing her 100th run (in fine style as first lady home!) Well done also to Simon Goddard for completing 50 runs (he also kindly volunteered, helping me with set up). Well done to Kayla Micanes, who entered the juniors 10 run club.

We couldn't have done it without our trusty volunteer team. They did a great job, making my life as RD really easy and enjoyable. So special thanks to:

Stephen COOK • Roger MCGREGOR • Sarah ASBURY • Stephen PRETTY • Nigel SCHOFIELD • Heidi GRIFFITHS • Joe BRADFORD • David WRIGHT • Tim PAGE • Susan FULLMAN • Alan BRAY • David HOOTON • Simon GODDARD • Richard SMITH • Vivienne HOUGHTON • Zachary STRICKLAND • Jasper BRETHERTON

parkrun life never stops - so I'm already working on building the volunteer team for this coming Saturday. Would you like to volunteer this week? I'm looking for someone to hand out finish tokens and three or four to work in the scanning area. A few more marshals would also be welcome. Please check out the future volunteer tab on the web site and use the email link there to get in touch: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/burystedmunds/futureroster/

Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday, Steve.

 

Daniel Cook’s D of E report

This Saturday, Daniel Cook completed his Gold D of E volunteering with us. He has been a great asset to the volunteer team and did a fine job as our run director this Saturday. We wish him all the best for his future. Dan has been kind enough to write a short report on his time with us. We thought we would share it with you, as Dan so clearly gets what we are all about!

Over the year and a half that I have been volunteering at Parkrun, I have learnt that Parkrun is not just a run in a park. It is a group of amazing and dedicated people. Parkrun means many things to many people; some see it is as a way of improving their fitness, to become healthier, some see it as a social event to talk and meet new people, and some use it as a way of visiting different places across the country, and even globally! Parkrun has helped me in many ways, it gets me to wake up on those cold and dark Saturday mornings with a smile on my face, boosting my confidence significantly, from being worried on that first week to now speaking in front of over 250 people, and it has ultimately inspired me through the many stories that I hear every week. I would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and run directors, as well Claire Hoblyn and Steve Pretty for coordinating my scheduling and making me feel welcome into this amazing community.

 

Bury St Edmunds Parkrun 12th January 2019 (Event number 283)

What a great turnout this morning at Parkrun – it was our fourth highest attendance ever! Perhaps some of you have New Year Resolutions to get fitter in 2019, but don’t forget to include some volunteering in your road to fitness. Parkrun is only made possible by the volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, just contact us by emailing burystedmundshelpers@parkrun.com. It’s a great way to get to know new people and help is available if you are not sure what to do.
I do hope that there were no problems with parking as we have been asked by the Council to try to encourage parkrunners to car share if possible. Perhaps if you live in the town you could consider walking or cycling to Nowton Park, especially as the weather starts to improve in the spring.
There may have been some issues with timing today, as one of our stopwatches stopped working. If any of you have an incorrect time, please get in touch and we can amend your results.
Congratulations to Michelle Gidney for completing her 100th Parkrun today, and to David Roberts on his 50th.
Here follows the official parkrun report.
This week 335 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Maureen MCCARTHY • Sarah MANSEL • Claire BROWN • Martin ALLUM • Rod MANSEL • Alan BRAY • Zachary STRICKLAND • Daniel COOK • Katie PEARCE-HIGGINS • Imogen BLACK • Cem HAVA
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).
Bury St Edmunds parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 7,083 participants have completed 54,959 parkruns covering a total distance of 274,795 km, including 9,498 new Personal Bests. A total of 484 individuals have volunteered 3,513 times.

 

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event number 282 5th January 2019

What a great start to the year with our largest attendance since September, and over 13% were first timers. Hopefully everyone will stick with their New Year’s resolutions and continue coming along to Parkrun.
Many thanks to our volunteers. The roster is looking a bit thin on volunteers over the next few weeks, so if you are able to take your turn, please let us know and we can add you to the roster. You can either contact us via the Facebook page or email burystedmundshelpers@parkrun.com. Don’t worry if you have not volunteered before, as help will be available.
Here follows the official Parkrun report.
This week 292 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Sarah MANSEL • Bronwen MANSEL • Peter WARLAND • Heidi GRIFFITHS • Mark DUNN • Martin ALLUM • Sarah JOBBINS • John CULLUM • Sharon PLACE • Daniel COOK • Katie PEARCE-HIGGINS • Imogen BLACK • Jill MAYHEW • Dawn BUTLER • Cem HAVA
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).
Bury St Edmunds parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 7,045 participants have completed 54,624 parkruns covering a total distance of 273,120 km, including 9,464 new Personal Bests. A total of 484 individuals have volunteered 3,502 times.

 

Christmas Day parkrun at Bury

There will be a 5k parkrun at Nowton Park on Christmas Day at the usual time of 9.00am. Thank you to all of those who have volunteered to ensure this event can go ahead ...

Happy Christmas to you all,

From the Bury parkrun team

 

 

New Year

As we are having a parkrun at Bury on Christmas Day, we have decided not to hold an event on New Year's Day 2019.

There are of course many other local parkruns and I'm sure some of these will have NYD events so do look out for these .....

Claire

Bury parkrun ED

 

Christmas Day parkrun @ Bury

Good news! Zachary has very kindly offered to Run Direct on Christmas Day, which means we will have a parkrun at Bury again this year.

It will start at the usual time of 9.00am so everyone can get home at a reasonable time to enjoy the festivities/start preparing sprouts!

We do need volunteers though; so if you fancy helping out then please do let us know.

Claire

Bury parkrun ED

 

 

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event number 272 3rd November 2018

It was a glorious morning for a run on Saturday, so I hope that you all enjoyed Parkrun. It was good to see a number of first timers as well as some Parkrun tourists, one of whom came from as far away as Australia! We are just one big worldwide family.
Many thanks to our volunteers. The roster is looking a bit thin on volunteers over the next few weeks, so if you are able to take your turn, please let us know and we can add you to the roster. You can either contact us via the Facebook page or email burystedmundshelpers@parkrun.com. Don’t worry if you have not volunteered before, as help will be available.
Here follows the official Parkrun report.
This week 259 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Linda Jane HANDCOCK • Sarah MANSEL • Claire BROWN • Steve MURTON • Jan MURTON • Keith STEPHEN • Rod MANSEL • Asia DAVIES • Zachary STRICKLAND • Daniel COOK • Katie PEARCE-HIGGINS • Imogen BLACK • Cem HAVA
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 Maureen MCCARTHY who recorded 88.96% (20:05) on 24th December 2016 (event number 182).
Bury St Edmunds parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 6,784 participants have completed 52,145 parkruns covering a total distance of 260,725 km, including 9,197 new Personal Bests.

 

Bury St Edmunds parkrun Event number 271 27th October 2018

Despite being a little bit colder, the weather was kind to us today with some sunshine and a cold wind for Parkrun. I certainly enjoyed my run back at Bury, after some Parkrun tourism over the last couple of months. Parkrun is one big happy family and it is wonderful that we are able to join in anywhere in the country at 9 am on a Saturday morning.

Here follows the official parkrun report.

Congratulations to Martin Cook for reaching his 50 Parkrun milestone and to Amelie Taylor for reaching her 10th Parkrun milestone.
Here follows the official parkrun report:
This week 256 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Catherine WILLIAMS • Sarah MANSEL • Peter JENKYN • Claire HOBLYN • George WICKER • Ian CHAPMAN • Andy BUCK • John CULLUM • Hannah JEWERS • Miles WEAVER • Sharon PLACE • Michelle DAVIES • Asia DAVIES • Richard SMITH • Daniel COOK • Andrew GRANT
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 Maureen MCCARTHY who recorded 88.96% (20:05) on 24th December 2016 (event number 182).
Bury St Edmunds parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 6,754 participants have completed 51,886 parkruns covering a total distance of 259,430 km, including 9,163 new Personal Bests.

 

Parkrun cancelled Saturday 29th September

Please note there will be no parkrun on the 29th September as Nowton Park is being used for another event.

This is a perfect opportunity to try one of the other local events ....

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