Report Event No 876 – 14 May 2022

One sunny Saturday in May

 

It was a simply perfect morning in beautiful Bushy park for event number 876

 

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… others will go to any lengths to tan those hard to reach places!

 

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And there’s alway time for a quick selfie before running

 

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Visitors

 

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These two were so disappointed to be missing their friend Jenny's 100th parkrun at their local event in Devon that they brought a sign for her. Congratulations Jenny!

 

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These four lovely ladies were visiting from Cardiff to celebrate Julie's 100th parkrun (in rhe red). They talked me into a trip to Barry Island parkrun (I won't lie I'm a big Gavin and Stacey fan so I am)

 

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The Fareham Crusaders who fancied a run at Bushy. Charlie Fuller at end of the front row on the right ran a PB of 19:41

 

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Carol and Wendy visting from Chipping Sodbury and wearing their lockdown parkrun t-shirts (remember when we couldn't all run together - it seems like another lifetime!)

 

The Run

This week 1140 people ran, jogged and walked the course of whom 165 were first timers and 109 recorded personal bests. There were 460 women, which equates to around 40% of the field.  The event was made possible by 58 fabulous volunteers including our run director Ali…

 

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David on lead bike…

 

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And four fabulous funnel manager and finish token volunteers (doubling up to stop us running into the bins)

 

As ever a huge thankyou to our volunteers this week

Richard BATE, Chloe BAYLIS, Max BAYON, Donald BELL, Joy BELL, Phil BLUER, Louise BOOLS, Simon BRICKNELL, Debbie BRITTON, Lauren BURKE, Jonathan BURSON, Y BYRNE, Jocelyn COLLIE, Ruby COLQUHOUN, Margot COOPER, Carolyn COOPER-BURROWS, Nicolette CRINALL, Lorraine DILLAMORE, Jack EDWARDS, Richard EVANS, Sadie EVANS, Erin GOODWIN, Suzanne GREEN, Stella HAMMOND, Robby HEDGES, Susan HOWARTH, Melanie HOWES, Gabriel HUXLEY-JENNINGS, Charlotte INGYON, Gemma JONES, Ali KENNEDY, Katie KNOTT, Margaret LE FRANC, Mike LIGHTFOOT, Roanna LYNCH, Amelia MACFARLANE, Iain MACLENNAN, Stephen MARFLEET, Richard MOORE, David MORLEY, Joseph MURPHY, Isaac NOVELL, Keara-Valentine O'BRIEN, Ray O'NEILL, Carmen PALMER, Eleni PAPANDREOU, Zach REID, James RIMMER, David J RODGERS, Katy SIT, David STEWART, Wendy STOKES, Alexander SWEETING, Alexa TYNAN, Rhiannon WILLIAMS, Rhys Thomas WILLIAMS, Kath A WILSON, Colin WOODS

Why not get involved and volunteer?

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Setting off in verdant fields of green

 

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The optional steeplechase obstacle

 

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Lorraine on her 100th parkrun

 

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Another Lorraine, volunteering as a guide for Jo

 

 

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A brimful of parkrun love!

 

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Spot the parkrun founder

 

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That's where all the cones went!

 

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Thank you marshal!

 

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The Results

See the full results here

First finishers Men

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First finishers Women

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First finishers Boys

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First finishers Girls

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80% Age Grade

Kudos to the following athletes who achieved an 80% or over age grade

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A few more visitors and a very busy selfie frame

 

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Kate and Paul visiting from Curl Curl parkrun in Sydney, Australia. This definitely sounds like a parkrun to visit - Curl Curl is a surfing beach with a lagoon which flows to the sea. The parkrun course is through shaded trees and over the lagoon bridge (for a nice view). Yes please!

 

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The family Phelps, it’s the first time they’ve all been together at a parkrun for about 10 years

 

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We’re going to need a bigger ... frame.  Or at least a second frame.  The queue for photos was off the scale!

 

Milestones

Congratulations to everyone who achieved milestones this week

Only one new member of the 250 club, it's Bushy regular and super speedy

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Joining the 100 club this week

 

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Lorraine, who usually runs at Burgess Park. came to Bushy to celebrate her 100th parkrun. Congratulations!

 

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Elizabeth also celebrating her 100th parkrun was delighted to meet PSH

 

Joining the 50 club this week

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Aude celebrating her 50th parkrun, she usually runs at Eastville parkrun in Bristol

 

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Meet Viktoriia and Hanna from West Ukraine. They arrived in their new home in the UK on Friday (staying with Bushy regular Owain) and were both running parkrun for the first time on Saturday morning.  Welcome both, we wish you well and see you on Saturday!

 

At the Pheasantry

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The visitors from Cardiff getting the full Bushy experience by helping out with token sorting. They gave Julie a lovely book with photos from all the different parkruns they've been to together (hope we make it into the next book to celebrate 250 parkruns)

See you on Saturday

Wendy

Thanks to Duncan for the extra photos

 

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Report Event No 875 – 7 May 2022

Visitors galore

As the birthplace of parkrun Bushy is never short of visitors.  In fact, it’s not unusual for a coach to pull up outside the park and discharge a crowd of eager parkrun tourists.  And this Saturday was no different, with over 30 friends from Derbyshire paying their first visit to our parkrun.

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Regulars were unfazed by the large tourist group, although one cheerfully asked, “Are you the bonkers lot from Conkers?”  Yes, was the response because all of them are regulars of Conkers Park and Rosliston parkruns, both south of Swadlincote.

They weren’t the only visitors.   At the First Timers briefing attendees are always asked where they have come from: “Derbyshire…Leicestershire…Bristol…Great Yarmouth…Netherlands,” were the responses on Saturday.  In all 172 participants were running or walking at Bushy for the first time.  Jon CORBISHLEY, visiting from Sydney and a regular at Kamay parkrun, won the prize for travelling the furthest, just pipping another Australian visitor from Brisbane, which despite being further east than Sydney is actually 366 miles closer to London.

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 Jon Corbishley visiting from Sydney

 

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Helen Larkin and Paul Gardner from Chorlton Runners

All of our visitors were able to enjoy the occasion thanks to the hard work of our 61 volunteers, many of whom turn up every week to ensure the smooth running of the event.  We are always looking for new volunteers so drop us an email at bushy@parkrun.com if it is something you would like do either occasionally or regularly.

So a big thank you is due to all of the following:

Alexander SWEETING  •  Andrew HOWARTH  •  Anna SAVILL  •  Carol DICKINSON  •  Carolyn COOPER-BURROWS  •  Charlotte INGYON  •  Chloe BAYLIS  •  David LUNT  •  David STEWART  •  Diana SMITH  •  Diane MULLEN  •  Duncan SCOBLE  •  Erin GOODWIN  •  Gabriel HUXLEY-JENNINGS  •  Heather LOCKWOOD  •  Ian RILEY  •  Isaac NOVELL  •  Izabel GRINDAL  •  Jake FOX  •  James RIMMER  •  James SELL  •  Jeremy TUCKMAN  •  Jonathan BURSON  •  Jonathan DICKINSON  •  Joseph MURPHY  •  Kate MORONI  •  Katie KNOTT  •  Katie MCROBERTS  •  Keara-Valentine O'BRIEN  •  Lauren BURKE  •  Lea ROCHESTER  •  Louis JOLL  •  Mac HARROWELL  •  Margaret LE FRANC  •  Max BAYON  •  Merran SELL  •  Mike LIGHTFOOT  •  Nick BLANCHARD  •  Oliver HESTER  •  Pat MCGRATH  •  Pauline STONES  •  Phil BLUER  •  Phil DAVIES  •  Rachel CHURNEY  •  Rhiannon WILLIAMS  •  Rhys Thomas WILLIAMS  •  Richard BATE  •  Richard EVANS  •  Richard MOORE  •  Richard PATIENT  •  Ruby COLQUHOUN  •  Ryan MULLEN  •  Sadie EVANS  •  Sally ROWE  •  Sharon TEE  •  Sophie GREENWOOD  •  Susan HOWARTH  •  Thomas CASSIDY  •  Tony BURRELL  •  Wendy STOKES  •  Zach REID

 

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Run Director Jonny Dickinson addresses the crowd

 

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 Wendy and Duncan double act delivering the first timers briefing

 

 

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How many volunteers does it take to build a funnel?

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The view from the front

Among the Derbyshire tourists were Denis DICKINSON, who is Event Director for the Swadlincote junior parkrun, and was running at Bushy with his wife and daughter Elspeth and Clare.  When they arrived they discovered the person in charge at Bushy on Saturday was Run Director, Jonathan DICKINSON  Bushy, whose wife Carol was volunteering and running.  It turned out the Dickinsons weren’t related apart from all being members of the parkrun family.

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Des CLEMENTS brought his family with him to Bushy as well, and there were three generations of them since his father Nicholas and daughter Lauren were running, while his wife was supporting.  They had made the journey from Bristol to mark the occasion of Des’ 100th parkrun.

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Des Clements marking his 100th milestone with family

Other runners achieving milestones were Luke BENNETT and Keith HARPER who both completed their 250th run on their first visit to Bushy.  Joining Des in the 100 runs club, were David GOLD, Annette GOULD, Julie GRAHAM and Chantal MATTHEWS.

 

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Chantal Matthews celebrating a milestone with cake

 

Six participants earned their red 50 milestone t-shirt on Saturday:  Ben GOODWOOD, Jon STANNAH. Sodhi DHILLON, Judy M. NUTTING, Jan GHOSH and Hayley SCOTT.  And eight made the 25 event milestone:  Billy BANNON, Katie LAWRENCE, Neil SWIFT, John SHORTRIDGE, Laurence SMITH, Patrick HICKS, Lisa DAY and Craig BELSHAM.

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 Hayley Scott completes 50 runs

Among the other celebrations taking place at Bushy was the 45th wedding anniversary of Verity and Keith RIDING who finished together in positions 1069 and 1070, although Keith was wise enough to let Verity finish first.  Between them the pair have completed 643 parkruns.

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Verity and Keith Riding celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary

 

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 Ralph, sporting the Team Bushy shirt

Andy PICKETT from Dartford Harriers brought a crowd of friends and team mates to Bushy to celebrate his 40th birthday but was clearly planning to mark the occasion with a performance.  He crossed the finish in fifth place and his time of 16:33 minutes was a PB and 23 seconds faster than the last time he ran here in 2019.

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 Andy Pickett and friends from Dartford Harriers celebrating his 40th birthday

 

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Emerging from under the trees

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The final stretch

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Steps from the finish

For many of our participants performance is important and they have a goal, milestone or PB in sight when they line up at the start.  So congratulations to everyone who achieved what they were aiming for, as well as to all of our fastest finishers and runners with an age grade higher than 80%:

 

First five men 

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First five women

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 First five boys

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First five girls

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Over 80%

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This week’s 1181 runners brought the total of number of participants to 67,747 at Bushy who between them, have clocker up 663,191  finishes, 65,443 PBs and an almighty 3.3 million kilometres.

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 Run Director Jonny Dickinson processing the results, with the all important elves

 

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Interested in volunteering at Bushy parkrun? Please e-mail bushyhelpers@parkrun.com

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Report Event No 874 – 30 April 2022

Just a perfect day

Not too hot, not too cold, clear blue sky, what more could we ask for on a Saturday morning?

I was multi-tasking today as Report Writer and Volunteer Coordinator, welcoming all our lovely volunteers and explaining their roles to them. We very much welcome new volunteers so please, if you would like to help out occasionally, contact us at bushy@parkrun.com. No experience necessary! We would also like more people to help out as VI guides. You may have noticed that each week we have a number of Visually Impaired runners who are guided round the course helping them to avoid the hazards. Again, if you can help us occasionally, please contact us.

So to today's 61 volunteers. Our thanks go to: John ALTMANRichard BATEChloe BAYLISNick BLANCHARDPhil BLUERLouise BOOLSChris BRIMACOMBERichard BULKLEYLauren BURKEJonathan BURSONJocelyn COLLIERuby COLQUHOUNNicolette CRINALLGeorge DAUBNEYRichard EVANSSadie EVANSAva EVENSENJake FOXErin GOODWINRichard GRAYSophie GREENWOODStella HAMMONDMac HARROWELLRobby HEDGESDavid HOPPEMelanie HOWESCharlotte INGYONLouis JOLLKatie KNOTTSteve LORDEAmelia MACFARLANEPeter MARTINMarina MARTINEZ-BARROSOSteve MILLERDiane MULLENRyan MULLENEmma May MURPHYJoseph MURPHYSimon NEWTONMartin NICHOLDSKeara-Valentine O'BRIENCarmen PALMERJeremy PALMERRichard PATIENTRosie RENDALLJames RIMMERAlice ROBERTSSally ROWEAnna SAVILLNick SAVILLFiona SCOTTJames SELLMerran SELLJoanne SINTON-HEWITTDiana SMITHLucy THATCHERCharlie THOMASAlex TICKELLRebecca WALLISRhiannon WILLIAMSRhys Thomas WILLIAMS

The founder of parkrun, Paul Sinton-Hewitt joined us today and I introduced 7 year old Jonah to him. Jonah was about to complete his 25th parkrun and Paul chatted to him explaining the history of parkrun. For anyone that isn't aware, the first ever event was in Bushy park on 2 October 2004 when 13 runners got together for a 5k timed run. Originally known as the Bushy Park Time Trial, it took nearly two years before the event spread beyond Bushy, taking the name parkrun in 2008 and expanding into other countries. Now there are hundreds of thousands of parkrunners worldwide.

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Paul Sinton-Hewitt with Jonah.

There was quite a crowd listening to Nick give the first timers briefing this morning with visitors from far and wide.

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Mark joined us from Central Queensland

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Christopher from Neckarufer parkrun in Germany

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Maria from Australia and Nigel and Wendy from New Zealand

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1061 runners ready on the start line

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and they're off.......

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Meanwhile the preparations continue. The funnel is almost ready, Lucy the Run Director briefs the scanners and the token sorters prepare to sort.

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I made my way to the bridge, the point with about 800 metres to go, and was surprised to see the lead bike arrive so quickly, followed by the first runner home, Harry Smith who finished in a fantastic time of 15:18. Extraordinarily he was a full 1 minute and 34 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.  A very well done to Harry.

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The ducks seemed completely unfazed by over a thousand runners thundering past them!

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Paul cheered on by volunteers Richard and Sadie.

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The home straight round the pond

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At the finish

Andrew with dog Buddy, the first dog home. Andrew clocked his time as 21:20 and said it was down to 'dog power'!!

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The funnel doing its job

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This young man from Turkey doing his first parkrun

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Eugene from Sheffield, Devin doing his first parkrun (in a very creditable 25:45) and Nick who normally runs in Richmond.

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This great group is called 'Run Mummy Run' and they were very happy to have their photo taken with Paul.

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This happy group are all friends and neighbours. Marla, doing her 3rd parkrun, Lynn her 2nd, Eddie his 3rd and Dina her 1st.IMG_5623

12 week old Danny completed his 2nd parkrun, with a little help from Alex and Kate!

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And finally, a big congratulations to Dolly the Dog, pictured here with Harry, who completed her 100th parkrun today! Dolly can be seen most weeks with Bushy regulars Les and Jackie.

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 Milestones

I think we need to start off with a massive congratulations to Ramona for running her 700th parkrun today - what an achievement.

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Completing 25 runs today

79
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
70/601
72.76% age grade
20:26
PB 19:20
160
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
136/601
58.50% age grade
22:10
PB 20:43
312
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
250/601
52.37% age grade
24:38
PB 23:51
417
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
324/601
58.70% age grade
26:04
PB 25:40
540
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
400/601
47.72% age grade
27:48
First Timer!
546
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
404/601
63.84% age grade
27:53
New PB!
673
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
459/601
59.70% age grade
29:54
PB 28:39
758
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
500/601
41.15% age grade
31:21
First Timer!
870
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
539/601
41.12% age grade
33:58
PB 29:09
940
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
568/601
36.89% age grade
35:58
First Timer!
963
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Female
343/402
45.47% age grade
37:19
New PB!
1028
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Female
388/402
36.62% age grade
46:36
PB 36:45

A PB for Jonah, smashing his previous personal best

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Completing 50 parkruns today

107
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Female
9/402
69.27% age grade
21:22
PB 20:22
528
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Female
114/402
53.59% age grade
27:37
PB 27:32
621
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Female
160/402
50.92% age grade
29:04
PB 25:30
884
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Female
297/402
52.92% age grade
34:12
PB 33:11

Charlotte celebrating her 50th run with sister Katherine

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Completing 100 parkruns today

701
100 parkruns | Member of the 100 Club
Male
472/601
43.91% age grade
30:24
PB 25:11
924
Male
561/601
41.51% age grade
35:15
First Timer!

 

First 5 men...

1
31 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
1/601
84.31% age grade
15:18
New PB!
2
9 parkruns
Male
2/601
79.74% age grade
16:52
PB 16:43
3
159 parkruns | Member of the 100 Club
Male
3/601
77.40% age grade
17:02
PB 16:45
4
26 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
4/601
75.37% age grade
17:07
First Timer!
5
6 parkruns
Male
5/601
84.30% age grade
17:12
New PB!

1st 5 women

10
16 parkruns
Female
1/402
83.08% age grade
17:50
New PB!
24
146 parkruns | Member of the 100 Club
Female
2/402
86.01% age grade
18:28
New PB!
55
211 parkruns | Member of the 100 Club
Female
3/402
75.06% age grade
19:43
New PB!
68
114 parkruns | Member of the 100 Club
Female
4/402
73.39% age grade
20:10
First Timer!
70
44 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Female
5/402
75.62% age grade
20:14
PB 19:45

1st 5 boys

5
6 parkruns
Male
5/601
84.30% age grade
17:12
New PB!
6
31 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
6/601
78.96% age grade
17:21
PB 16:58
7
15 parkruns | Member of the 10 Club
Male
7/601
78.70% age grade
17:41
New PB!
42
3 parkruns
Male
39/601
74.94% age grade
19:21
New PB!
45
101 parkruns | Member of the 100 Club
Male
42/601
71.37% age grade
19:30
PB 19:18

1st 5 girls

70
44 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Female
5/402
75.62% age grade
20:14
PB 19:45
152
11 parkruns | Member of the 10 Club
Female
15/402
71.44% age grade
22:00
PB 21:46
315
Female
49/402
61.24% age grade
24:41
PB 22:46
353
18 parkruns | Member of the 10 Club
Female
55/402
61.51% age grade
25:12
New PB!
376
42 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Female
61/402
65.02% age grade
25:35
PB 25:15
Over 80%  male
POSITION PARKRUNNER GENDER AGE GROUP CLUB TIME
51
373 parkruns | Member of the 250 Club
Male
48/601
85.54% age grade
19:36
PB 17:06
1
31 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
1/601
84.31% age grade
15:18
New PB!
5
6 parkruns
Male
5/601
84.30% age grade
17:12
New PB!
64
470 parkruns | Member of the 250 Club
Male
58/601
82.33% age grade
20:00
PB 17:42
34
Male
31/601
81.65% age grade
18:59
PB 16:22
22
291 parkruns | Member of the 250 Club
Male
20/601
81.50% age grade
18:23
PB 17:36
12
180 parkruns | Member of the 100 Club
Male
11/601
80.95% age grade
17:56
New PB!

Over 80% - women

POSITION PARKRUNNER GENDER AGE GROUP CLUB TIME
716
49 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Female
204/402
91.21% age grade
30:42
PB 29:56
130
160 parkruns | Member of the 100 Club
Female
11/402
90.43% age grade
21:46
PB 21:23
24
146 parkruns | Member of the 100 Club
Female
2/402
86.01% age grade
18:28
New PB!
105
664 parkruns | Member of the 500 Club
Female
8/402
84.84% age grade
21:20
PB 19:44
237
700 parkruns | Member of the 500 Club
Female
27/402
83.52% age grade
23:34
PB 19:24
198
Female
20/402
83.25% age grade
22:59
PB 21:56
10
16 parkruns
Female
1/402
83.08% age grade
17:50
New PB!

That's it for another week.

Just another reminder that we always welcome more volunteers.

Stella Hammond

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Report Event No 873 – 23 April 2022

 

By George it’s Saturday

 

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Well folks it’s a weird one this week.  Due to a certain virus beginning with C and ending in D the event report has been written from bed (WFB).  There have been roving reporters out in the field gathering stories and photos - many thanks to Izabel, Stella and Sue.  This particular photo is from the archives (May 2018 for the Jubilee) but seems an appropriate shot for St George's Day which as you know is celebrated on April 23rd to commemorate the anniversary of his death in 303 AD.

 

With that in mind let’s take a look at the athlete who finished in position no. 23 Matthew Morbin in a time of 19:04 which is a PB. Well done Matthew!

 

In position no. 303 was Ashley Horsey (a fitting name to remind us of the famous white steed) in a time of 24:32

 

We also had 5 athletes named George taking part George Bloch, Noble, Corner, Wright and Fletcher and one Georgina Garry

 

Luckily I couldn’t find any dragons in the results, but by the looks of it there were a few PB slayers!

 

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These guys are ready to tackle anything the course throws at them

 

The Run

 

Our Run Director this week was none other than our co-Event Director Andy Howarth (wearing the red and white of St George)

 

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When I asked around for information about the run I was told it was a bit windy but the sun came out in the end.  Which to be honest is the best outcome!

 

This week it was event number 873, and 1092 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 130 were first timers and 81 recorded new Personal Bests

 

It was made possible by 57 fabulous volunteers. A huge thank you to you all

 

James SELL • Rosie RENDALL • Steve MILLER • David STEWART • Anna SAVILL • Phil BLUER • Nick SAVILL • Stewart ROSE • Marjory BLUER • Sally BOULTON • Suzanne GREEN • Nick BLANCHARD • John ALTMAN • Alex TICKELL • Ryan MULLEN • Joseph MURPHY • Verity RIDING • Mark BOYLE • Diane MULLEN • Susan HOWARTH • Andrew HOWARTH • Lea ROCHESTER • Catherine HAUGHNEY • Carol SWAFFER • Margaret LE FRANC • David BREWIN • Chloe BAYLIS • Zach REID • Amelia MACFARLANE • James RITCHIE • Keara-Valentine O'BRIEN • Margot COOPER • Diana SMITH • Jonathan BURSON • Charlotte INGYON • Stephen IGGLESDEN • Wendy STOKES • Chris ADAMS • Mike LIGHTFOOT • Richard BATE • Oliver HESTER • Lauren BURKE • Stella HAMMOND • Erin GOODWIN • Sadie EVANS • Christine MILTON • Gert LINDEQUE • Katie KNOTT • Sophie GREENWOOD • Alexander SWEETING • Max BAYON • Ruby COLQUHOUN • Marion GOLDING • Louis JOLL • Marina MARTINEZ-BARROSO • Ava EVENSEN • Jocelyn COLLIE

 

If you would like to volunteer please email bushyhelpers@parkrun.com

 

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Sally welcoming the first timers at Bushy

 

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A few first time nerves

 

First finishers

 

Men

 

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Women

 

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Boys

 

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Girls

 

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80% age grade

Some very impressive age grades below:

 

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Milestones

 

250

 

Congratulations to the following athletes who joined the 250 club at Bushy today

 

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Mohammad on the left was visiting from Wycombe Rye where he has done 207 of his parkruns and it was his first time at Bushy

 

100

 

Congratulations to the following athletes who joined the 100 club at Bushy today

 

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Ben managed a new PB for his 100th run. He has run 74 times at Walsall Arboretum, and  twice at Bushy

 

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Sarah ran around with her 100 balloon. She has run 49 times at Bushy, and also at Southwark and Clapham Common

 

50

 

Congratulations to the following athletes who joined the 50 club at Bushy today

 

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We all love an excuse to celebrate so even though it’s not an official milestone, Janice was keen to celebrate her 300th parkrun

 

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As was Holly on her 200th parkrun

 

Visitors

 

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These happy runners were visiting from Solihull

 

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Take one

 

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Take two. This group of friends are from various parkruns and arranged to meet at Bushy with Woody the dog to upstage them!

 

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Visitors from Croxteth Hall parkrun in Liverpool

 

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Justine in the middle is a familiar face at Bushy. She recently moved away and now runs regularly at Dishley parkrun, but she came back today to say hello

 

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Selfie time and happy birthday to Julie in the 250 top

 

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That's all until next week. See you on Saturday

Wendy

 

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Report Event No 872 – 16 April 2022

Bushy bounces back

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Boom! 1278 runners, walkers, shufflers and stragglers turbo-charged their way round the butterfly. Cheered, funnelled, timed and sorted by 59 brilliant volunteers. Bushy was back with a bang and the recent sub 1000 athlete counts blasted away for this week.

167 first timers to Bushy this week including 43 doing their first ever parkrun, and the crowd at the First Timer's Welcome was bigger than usual. Maybe it was the beautiful sunshine that had brought everyone out. Prolific volunteer Ann Coward had to shout to make herself heard. More about Ann later...

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Volunteers

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Richard BATENick BLANCHARDTim BOWDENJonathan BURSONJocelyn COLLIERuby COLQUHOUNMargot COOPERAnn COWARDNicolette CRINALLGeorge DAUBNEYCarol DICKINSONJonathan DICKINSONLorraine DILLAMOREEllie EVANSAva EVENSENCasper FINNIGANJake FOXErin GOODWINPaige GOODWINSophie GREENWOODMac HARROWELLRobby HEDGESCathi HEPWORTHOliver HESTERDavid HOPPEAndrew HOWARTHSusan HOWARTHTim HURDLEGabriel HUXLEY-JENNINGSTimothy JACOBGareth JOHNSGemma JONESPaul KEELERMike LIGHTFOOTHeather LOCKWOODAmelia MACFARLANERichard MATTHEWSFiona MCANENARodney Howard MCCULLOCHDavid MORLEYDiane MULLENRyan MULLENEmma May MURPHYPat NAIRKeara-Valentine O'BRIENRichard PATIENTWilliam PINCHARDZach REIDRosie RENDALLJames SELLDavid SHIPTONSimon SHORTTDiana SMITHWendy STOKESCarol SWAFFERAlexander SWEETINGStuart THOMPSONAlex TICKELLJohn WAUGH

Why not get involved and volunteer?

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Our top team of scanners at the ready

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Token sorting is for all ages

Pacer week

It being the third week of an even month meant one thing. Even numbered pacers from 20 mins to 34 mins. We have in the past had pacers for 40 mins and 45 mins, but there was little demand so it was discontinued.

 

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Our crack team of pacers

 

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IMG-20220417-WA0010This week there were 143 personal best times. Conditions were good, and we had a mob match but the pacers must also take a huge amount of credit.

Visitors

Representatives of 107 clubs took part. Two amongst them were prominent with local clubs The Stragglers and Thames Turbo Triathlon fighting out a mob match. Each club tries to get as many runners out sporting their colours, and sometimes times are compared. This time it looked like Stragglers won the match on numbers alone.

 

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Sometimes dogs count in a mob match, wearing the shirt of course

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Ethan was delighted after his first ever "big" parkrun. With Mum Lex

Milestones

250 Club

We had just the one major running milestone this week Step forward Christine FLYNN of Horsell Runners who completed her 250th run and 144th at Bushy. Christine is also a regular parkrun volunteer -  53 times, principally as a marshal and timer.

100 Club

Five people joined the 100 Club. Sathira DON, Joanne SAUNDERS, Nick BRITTEN, Leala PADMANABHAN and Steven COLLINS who travelled specially to Bushy from Launceston in Tasmania.

50 Club

Nine people reached 50 runs. Those knitters better get busy for Harry TIVNEN, Oli WOODALL, Will MILES, Duncan PICKERING, Daniel BALMER, Martin ROSE, Christopher LI, Hugo ELLIS and Pauline STONES. Phew!

Volunteer milestone

There was one other milestone well worth mentioning and that was for a person who has been called the Grandmother of parkrun. Yes our very own Ann COWARD completed her 500th volunteer. What an achievement. Ann celebrated this incredible milestone with cakes and fizz. There are now just 44 people who have reached this lofty mark, including Bushy regular and the Grandfather of parkrun Ray COWARD and our long standing funnel supremo Ray FRANKS.

 

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  Celebrating success. Ann with Stragglers Head of Performance Kevin Best.

 

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Results

Some incredible times and PBs were achieved this week. Here are the main results:

Men

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Women

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Junior Girls

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Junior Boys

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High Achievers

90%ers

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80%ers

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I think they all deserve another Easter egg.

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Special thanks to Wendy Stokes for most of the lovely photos in this report. See you next week!

Andrew Howarth

Don't forget you can now follow us on Instagram:

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Twitter at: www.twitter.com/bushyparkrun
and for Bushy parkrun on facebook
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Interested in volunteering at Bushy parkrun? Please e-mail bushyhelpers@parkrun.com

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