Run Report Event No 843 – 18th September 2021

Beautiful Bushy

 

It was quite the most perfect Autumnal morning for event number 843. The sky was spectacular, the stags were bellowing, the mist was rising. Bushy was looking beautiful.

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Even the poor old oak tree at the finish was looking good bathed in morning light, despite losing another limb

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The pre event set up is quite a sight to behold.  The building of the funnel and finish line is a serious affair

 

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And it requires all hands (or should that be paws) on deck

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Mel and Emilie. Emilie was post knee surgery but still on her game as timekeeper.  She's off to uni this week and won't be around to volunteer so much. She joined us on the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme back in 2015 and liked it so much she stayed on, and has now volunteered over 175 times. Good luck Emilie.

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Duncan and Joy were co-ordinating the many volunteers who helped out this week

Whilst we're on the subject of volunteers we always need people to help so please drop us an email if you want to give it a go bushy@parkrun.com  Huge thanks to all our volunteers this week

Parmjit BAL, Chloe BAYLIS, Joy BELL, Nick BLANCHARD, Mark BLYTHE, Jonathan BURSON, Joshua BURSON, Alison COLENSO, Liz COLLISON, Ruby COLQUHOUN, Ann COWARD, Jonathan DICKINSON, Sally DONOVAN, Jackie DUNKLEY, Evie EDWARDS, Zoe Alison FAIZ, Amelia GOODWIN, Anna GRAY, Suzanne GREEN, Lizzie GREENBERG, Stella HAMMOND, Julie HAWORTH, Emilie HOWES, Melanie HOWES, Charlotte INGYON, Maia JNAGAL, Robbie JONES, Maxine KELLY, Katie KNOTT, Margaret LE FRANC, Heather LOCKWOOD, Patch Pik-Yan LUK, Roanna LYNCH, Nicole MAGG, Steve MILLER, Diane MULLEN, Ryan MULLEN, Emma May MURPHY, Rory Joseph MURPHY, Amelia NEWMAN, Jenny NICHOLSON, George NOBLE, Paula NORMAN, Graham PERRYMAN, Becky POSTLETHWAITE, Zach REID, Luke ROACH, Jo ROSE, Duncan SCOBLE, Chloe STEELE, David STEWART, Wendy STOKES, Alex TICKELL, Joanna TURNBULL, Henry TYSON, Dorrie WHITING, Ken WILSON

 

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Jones

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Rob and Rachel are both regular runners at Bushy and met through Bushy parkrun.  After courting strongly for 5 years they got married on Thursday, and were back at Bushy today to run together and of course celebrate with cake.  Much happiness and joy to you both and many many years of parkrunning together.

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The Run

The weather was a touch humid but otherwise ideal. We had a field of 1094 athletes. The first finisher ran a speedy 15:54 and the tailwalkers clocked in at 56:37.

Brothers James and Daniel from Aldershot wore their PB vests in the hope of beating their times.  Neither of them quite managed it but they did come 2nd and 5th respectively so not too bad at all, and both ran their fastest times at Bushy.  You can see the results here

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Zoe was our Run Director this week.

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We had 57 fabulous volunteers to cover around 15 different roles including marshaling, scanning, managing the funnel and handing out finish tokens. These two definitely got the best seats in the house!

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We always need VI guides, and it's a great way to run and volunteer at the same time

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Great to see so many happy runners out on the course today.

 

Results

First finishers - men

Well done to Liam Stone for being the first finisher on his first visit to Bushy and for appearing twice in our results

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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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Milestones

These athletes achieved their milestone runs this week, special praise goes to Kate Brown who was the fastest overall woman on her 50th run. Congratulations to you all!

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I couldn't help noticing how many dogs we had today and how happy they all looked to be out and about.  This is Tommy - what a cutie.

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On the subject of dogs we've been asked by The Royal Parks to remind all dog owners that dogs aren't allowed in the Pheasantry Woodland Gardens. Please can you walk around the outside on your way to and from the run.

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This is Grizz with her people - Simon, Louise, Peter and Paul. Simon started parkrun during the year it began and has clocked up 16 years of parkrunning. Not long after him his brother Peter joined him in 2007, followed by his sister Louise in 2008 and her partner Paul in 2010. Between them they've got  a total of 54 years parkrunning and some pretty low barcode numbers.

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We had vistors from Gorleston parkrun in Great Yarmouth (Norfolk) here to run The Hampton Court Half Marathon.  Gorleston Cliffs parkrun sounds like it might be a good one to visit; the course is along the top, middle and bottom of the scenic cliffs. Potentially a tad more hilly than Bushy

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And that's it for another week.  Thank you to beautiful Bushy and our all weekly participants

 

See you on Saturday

Wendy Stokes

 

parkrun Covid-19 Framework

Please note that there are one or two changes in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic on how parkrun is operating. Check out the parkrun COVID-19 Framework which has been supporting 5k and junior events around the world for some time now. parkrun will continue to operate under these guidelines until we are confident that it is appropriate to remove them permanently. In addition, have a look at the  COVID-19 Walker & Runner Code and the COVID-19 Volunteer Code for more information.

Access to Bushy Park

We encourage you to walk, jog or cycle to Bushy parkrun where possible. If you are driving, please note you can no longer drive through the park from Teddington Gate to the Lion Gate at Hampton Court or vice versa. Therefore, the Diana Fountain Car Park is only accessible via the Lion Gate on the Hampton Court side of the park and the Pheasantry car park is only accessible via Teddington Gate. 

In addition please note that the Pheasantry Gardens pedestrian gates now do not get unlocked until 9am, so if you plan to park in The Pheasantry car park please give yourself extra time to walk the long way around to the volunteer meeting point. In addition dogs are not allowed in the Woodland Gardens, and until 4 August all dogs are required to be on a lead in Bushy Park. Dogs need to be on a short lead at all parkruns.

Scanning

Please be aware that the scanning process is now undertaken on volunteer’s own smart phones using the Virtual Volunteer App. Please hold your personal barcode and finish token at arms length for them to scan and put the token in the bucket yourself so they don’t have to touch either. If you do not have a barcode, we cannot give you a time, just return your finish token to the volunteers collecting them. We cannot scan barcodes on phones. No barcode, no result.

Finally if you are thinking of visiting Bushy from afar as a tourist, please note that the parkrun COVID-19 framework notes that participants should be encouraged, where possible, to attend their local events and avoid unnecessary travel to non-local parkrun events.

Don't forget you can now follow us on Instagram
intagram.com/bushyparkrun

Twitter at www.twitter.com/bushyparkrun
and for Bushy parkrun on facebook
www.facebook.com/bushyparkrun

and for parkrun UK on facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/parkrunuk
Interested in volunteering at Bushy parkrun? Please e-mail bushyhelpers@parkrun.com

Want to give feedback? Have anything to say or want anyone mentioned in future run reports? Please e-mail bushyoffice@parkrun.com

 

 

Run Report Event No 842 – 11th September 2021

Great to be back at Bushy

It was indeed great to be back at Bushy for event number 842. Having moved away during lockdown, Bushy is no longer my local event and for the first time in years we can’t see the course from our living room window, we now have to go nearly three miles to visit our nearest these days!

Having popped my name down to do the First Timers Briefing – I do like the sound of my own voice – Andy Howarth who looks after the run report rota collared me to pick up my run report pen after many years to compose a few words, while he and many others headed up north to take part in the Great North Run.

Absence certainly does make the heart grow funder and it was genuinely lovely to be back at Bushy and amongst friends at parkrun. And of course, being Bushy, it’s great to be among so many people running, walking and jogging around our beautiful park… in total 1016 took part on Saturday ably supported by 55 wonderful volunteers, so before we go any further, please give a big round of applause to our wonderful volunteers!

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Volunteering is great fun and really rewarding. Marshalling out on the course with a thousand people saying thank you to you by 10am is a great way to start the day, as are all the other roles you can do. If you would like to help, please get in touch with the wonderful Pat on bushy@parkrun.com

The sun was of course always going to shine on this particular Saturday as Ray Coward was on the Run Director microphone and of course legend has it that it never rains at 9am on Saturday when Ray is in charge. This week Ray was wonderfully supported by Wendy Scott as sign language support.

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Following that brilliant round of applause for our volunteers, please give an even louder hand if possible, for the 109 first timers who joined us at Bushy today including the 33 of you who ran your very first parkrun! We hope you enjoyed it and will be back for more very soon. While you’re on your feet clapping, please give one final big hand to the 100 of you who achieved a Personal Best on Saturday, well done…

Milestones

Nobody joined the 500 club this week but it’s amazing to look in the results and see that there were no fewer than 15 members of that illustrious club running on Saturday.

Two people joined the 250 club, huge congratulations to Ian Phillips and Justine Albert. Apologies in advance to Ian for the lack of further recognition in this report but for the sake of my home life I felt it was wiser to concentrate more on Justine’s achievement. More of that later.

Congratulations to the six people who joined the 100 club this week and all going well will be sporting a new black t-shirt very soon. Well done Tom Newman, Richard Nicholson, Gemma Sanders, David Rowsell, Ian Childs and Julia Hill.

Joining the fifty club and earning a red t-shirt were David Marshall, Giles Murphy and Katherine Bell and finally, joining the juniors 10 club were Ava McAndie and Tilly Parsons

Justine’s 250th

As previewed earlier on, a little bit more information about one of the new members of the 250 club. Justine’s first ever parkrun was on New Years Day 2013, just a few months after meeting a new bloke who convinced her that going for not just one parkrun, but two of them on NYD was a sensible thing to do. It was only a few years later when looking back, did she realise that her barcode at the second run at Kingston that day hadn’t registered, so today could well have been her 251st. She quickly caught the bug and as well as 149 runs at Bushy has also registered 101 runs in five other countries as well as running at a total of 54 events along the way. She’s completed the Pirate Challenge, Stopwatch Bingo and is just a q, y and a z away from the alphabet challenge.

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Apart from all the running, the PBs and the tourism challenges, the best thing about parkrun for Justine – and by association therefore, me – is all the friends that parkrun has helped us to make along the years and so many of them were there on Saturday to help Justine celebrate in the time honoured Bushy style, with a glass of fizz and a slice of cake! Huge thanks to Zoe for making the cake, and for Rachel who celebrated her birthday with a trip to Southsea which meant we had two cakes to share on Saturday! Happy Birthday Rach!

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I think that’s more than enough about Justine, so time to take a look at what else happened on Saturday

Amazing age graders

Well done to the six people who achieved an age grading over 80% at the weekend, something I have aspired to for years but unless I gain any super powers sometime soon I don’t think I’ll ever be achieving!

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Top Fives

Well done to the below for being the top five finishers in the ladies, men’s and junior sections…

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Top Five Men

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Top Five Junior Boys 11-14

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Top Five Junior Boys 15-17

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Top Five Junior Girls U11

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Top Five Junior Girls 15-17 

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Another branch off the big tree…

Just like buses, another branch fell off the finish line big tree last week, luckily the fencing round the tree is firmly in place so no one can get hurt but fingers crossed not too many branches continue to fall off as otherwise in a few years time we won’t know where to put the finish line.

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Community

We all know that the Bushy parkrun community is amazing but sometimes you hear a story which confirms what you already knew. I didn’t get to meet her in person but I did hear that Pam hurt her ankle on the way round and was overwhelmed by people who asked if she was okay, or needed help at all. She walked the rest of the course but it’s wonderful to hear the Bushy community spirit is alive and well…

And finally

A slightly self-indulgent note to finish on. I had nearly five years as Event Director at Bushy parkrun and I absolutely loved (nearly) every minute of it. But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Even if I hadn’t moved over 100 miles away I think it was time to step down, as new people come in with new ideas and frankly better ways of doing things and that’s what keeps an event like Bushy forever improving… They’re already doing a brilliant job, but please do support Andy and Alex and the rest of the core team as more people start to return to parkrun over the weeks and months ahead. I can't wait to visit again soon and meet up with all the brilliant, amazing people who make Bushy parkrun the wonderful event it is.

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Happy parkrunning

Rob Phillips

 

Run Report Event No 841 – 4 September 2021

Parkrun Special Report - the annual meeting of the 80+ group

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This wonderful event was the brainchild of organisers George Frogley and Richard Pitcairn Knowles in 2017. At the time, George and Richard were both in their early 80s and had completed 350 and 250 parkruns respectively. They asked if any other 80 year olds and over would like to join them for a parkrun at Bushy Park, and 15 turned up. 2018 saw 38 runners come along and in 2019 there were 48 runners. Unfortunately we all know what happened in 2020, but today, the 80 plus group were back, with 42 runners taking part.

Each completing runner got a beautiful medal designed and donated by Yee Associates
The medal

Cakes and medals
Albert Yee is pictured below with organisers Richard Pitcairn Knowles (in green) and George Frogley (in apricot). Albert Yee is the Grandfather of Alex Yee the Team GB Triathlon team Gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics.

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There were cakes baked by the wonderful Ann and Carol, and Carol was on hand with flutes of Fizz

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The lady receiving her drink is Margaret, and I can be seen behind her, intently staring at her back. This is because I was reading the notice she had pinned there; please take a moment to read it. The link is difficult to read, it is: justgiving.com/fundraising/margaretsmithforpeter

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Margaret is in the VW85 group and came in in 67 minutes today with her Grandson for company.

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As I was jogging along today I met a couple of runners, Monique and Hilary who I was amazed to find were in the 80+ group. I just hope I look as good as them in 20 years time.

Monique and her partner
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Hilary celebrating with Robert
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Love Hilary's T-shirt
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Tom and Shelagh
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Some of the first finishers
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Stragglers stalwarts: Donald, Ann and Les

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Carol enjoying a glass of fizz with George

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Duncan and friend

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The 80 + Results

What can I say? Fantastic results from everyone. First VM80 home was Graeme Baker with a brilliant time of 28.04. First VW80 was Eva with a New Age Group Record of 29.30, an amazing age grade of 92.49%. Tom Harrison in the VM85 also set a New Age Group Record of 31.08. There were also two VM90 runners, Geoff Jackson and Dermont Lynch. Many congratulations to all.

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So, to the run.

Today saw 1275 runners at the start line ably supported by our wonderful volunteers to whom, as always, we are most grateful.  Remember, parkrun would not function without people coming forward to volunteer, so please consider joining the roster occasionally.

 Volunteers who made this event happen: John ALTMANAndy ANSTEYLaura BAKERNick BLANCHARDPhil BLUERLouise BOOLSTim BOWDENAllan BRAYJonathan BURSONLouise CALLAGHANRuby COLQUHOUNMargot COOPEREvie EDWARDSZoe Alison FAIZAnna GRAYStella HAMMONDJulie HAWORTHAndrew HOWARTHEmilie HOWESMelanie HOWESJonathan HUGHESIsolde HUXLEY-JENNINGSStephen IGGLESDENNaomi ISRAELMaia JNAGALLucy KATESMARKAli KENNEDYLeonie KENNEDYKatie KNOTTCatelin LE FRANCCourtney LE FRANCMargaret LE FRANCSelma LEEDavid MARSHALLSarah Louise MARSHALLCraig MELLORSTrevor MITCHELLGrace MORENO-MASEYDiane MULLENJenny NICHOLSONGeorge NOBLELucy PORTERNigel RATARosie RENDALLEmily RIMMERDuncan SCOBLERichard STEEDENChloe STEELEDavid STEWARTWendy STOKESCarol SWAFFERChristina TAYLORAlex TICKELLSarah Jane TODDHenry TYSONDorrie WHITINGBev WILLIAMSAndrew John WINGATE

The first time briefing was given by Nick

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The start-line begins to assemble

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Ready for the off

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For those of you not used to seeing it - the view from the back!!

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Milestones - congratulations to everyone getting to that magic Milestone and claiming your T-Shirts

Juniors completing their 10th parkrun

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Completing 50 parkruns today

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Eleanor and Elaine celebrating their 50th runs

Collecting their 100 T-Shirts

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Completing 250 runs

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There were 56 first time runners this morning. For those of you running your very first parkrun this week, we hope to see you all back again next week.

Happy Running

Stella

Additional photo credits to:

Wendy Stokes

Carol Dickinson

Susan Birkby

John Altman

parkrun Covid-19 Framework

Please note that there are one or two changes in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic on how parkrun is operating. Check out the parkrun COVID-19 Framework which has been supporting 5k and junior events around the world for some time now. parkrun will continue to operate under these guidelines until we are confident that it is appropriate to remove them permanently. In addition, have a look at the  COVID-19 Walker & Runner Code and the COVID-19 Volunteer Code for more information.

Access to Bushy Park

We encourage you to walk, jog or cycle to Bushy parkrun where possible. If you are driving, please note you can no longer drive through the park from Teddington Gate to the Lion Gate at Hampton Court or vice versa. Therefore, the Diana Fountain Car Park is only accessible via the Lion Gate on the Hampton Court side of the park and the Pheasantry car park is only accessible via Teddington Gate. 

In addition please note that the Pheasantry Gardens pedestrian gates now do not get unlocked until 9am, so if you plan to park in The Pheasantry car park please give yourself extra time to walk the long way around to the volunteer meeting point. In addition dogs are not allowed in the Woodland Gardens, and until 4 August all dogs are required to be on a lead in Bushy Park. Dogs need to be on a short lead at all parkruns.

Scanning

Please be aware that the scanning process is now undertaken on volunteer’s own smart phones using the Virtual Volunteer App. Please hold your personal barcode and finish token at arms length for them to scan and put the token in the bucket yourself so they don’t have to touch either. If you do not have a barcode, we cannot give you a time, just return your finish token to the volunteers collecting them. We cannot scan barcodes on phones. No barcode, no result.

Finally if you are thinking of visiting Bushy from afar as a tourist, please note that the parkrun COVID-19 framework notes that participants should be encouraged, where possible, to attend their local events and avoid unnecessary travel to non-local parkrun events.

Don't forget you can now follow us on Instagram
intagram.com/bushyparkrun

Twitter at www.twitter.com/bushyparkrun
and for Bushy parkrun on facebook
www.facebook.com/bushyparkrun

and for parkrun UK on facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/parkrunuk
Interested in volunteering at Bushy parkrun? Please e-mail bushyhelpers@parkrun.com

Want to give feedback? Have anything to say or want anyone mentioned in future run reports? Please e-mail bushyoffice@parkrun.com

 

 

Run Report Event No 840 – 28 August 2021

You Can Bank On Bushy

The Bank Holiday Weekend kicked off in Bushy with a "post Resumption" record field of 1162 and also featured a visit from the "Running Mayor of West London"..

 

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The legendary Bushy double funnel being expertly constructed by the magnificent volunteers.

 

 

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Possibly the widest startline in Parkrun UK?

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Run director Zoe delivers the pre-run briefing

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Verita was one of 50 runners brand new to parkrun; on her first outing to Bushy, and finished a creditable 3rd in her age category and will definitely be back for more.

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Femi & Rehya were from Kesgrave Parkrun near Ipswich used the bank holiday to combine a visit to Bushy with a trip to visit nearby family.

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It was wonderful to see Caitlin Limmer amongst the participants this week; Caitlin is an absolute inspiration to many of us, having founded the Ther Bearcat Running Club and directed The Turks Head 10K and the The Cabbage Patch 10 races which has raised 10's of thousands for charities. Caitlin has recently acquired the fun title of Running Mayor of West London as part of the #Runsome campaign.  This was launched earlier this year and is supported by Runners World and many others.  Of course the goal is to get people to run a bit more, to take the time to consider maybe using their feet more than their cars, the buses, and other transport.  Her role is just to encourage more and more to have the confidence to add more running to their life, which is of course what she has spent 17 years doing and what she will continue to do. If any parkrunners would like to find out more the website is www.runsome.org

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The scanning of the 1,162 in full flow.

Milestones

Joining the 100 club this week were:-

Ken Mclelland, Tim Hill and Louise Rigby

50 Club:-

Paul Cowling, Quentin Duff, Chris Staddon and Karen Belsham

10 Club:-

Daniel Erginoglu, Christopher Ritchie and Anna Hall

See you next week!

Chris Brimacombe

Don't forget you can now follow us on Instagram
intagram.com/bushyparkrun

Twitter at www.twitter.com/bushyparkrun
and for Bushy parkrun on facebook
www.facebook.com/bushyparkrun

and for parkrun UK on facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/parkrunuk
Interested in volunteering at Bushy parkrun? Please e-mail bushyhelpers@parkrun.com

Want to give feedback? Have anything to say or want anyone mentioned in future run reports? Please e-mail bushyoffice@parkrun.com

 

Run Report Event No 839 – 21 August 2021

Green, Green Grass of Home

 

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Well who knew, just over the road from Bushy, Sir Tom Jones was playing at The Hampton Court Festival for  three nights and several of our visitors were making a weekend of it by doing their pilgrimage to Bushy in the morning and going to see Jones the Voice in the evening. Fair play, tidy.

 

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If we'd known Sir Tom was around he could've come over for a run, he'd have been very welcome. Afrer all, It's Not Unusual for us to have celebrity runners at Bushy.

 

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Here's VC Delilah, sorry Stella making sure all our volunteers know where they're going.

 

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Ok, no more song titles. Here's VI guide Susie checking in with Stella, She's a Lady, D'oh!

 

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This is Carmen and Jeremy. They were setting up the funnel, not Burnin" Down the House.

 

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With These Hands, Carol and Emily were setting up the token table.

Thanks to the volunteers

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Keith BALDWIN, Nick BLANCHARD, Phil BLUER, Jonathan BURSON, Ruby COLQUHOUN, Amy COOPER, Carolyn COOPER-BURROWS, Ray COWARD, Richard EVANS, Stella HAMMOND, Anya HARDCASTLE, Tracey HARDCASTLE, Emilie HOWES, Melanie HOWES, Isolde HUXLEY-JENNINGS, Naomi ISRAEL, Maia JNAGAL, Paul KEELER, Ali KENNEDY, Leonie KENNEDY, Sacha KENNEDY, Freya Beatrice KING, Catelin LE FRANC, Courtney LE FRANC, Margaret LE FRANC, William LEA, Selma LEE, Heather LOCKWOOD, Angela MACSON, Ally MANOLE, Fiona MCANENA, Susie MCNICOL, Steve MILLER, Denise MITCHELL, Richard MOORE, Laura Helen MOSLEY, Diane MULLEN, Amelia NEWMAN, George NOBLE, Carmen PALMER, Jeremy PALMER, Peter REAY, Zach REID, Rosie RENDALL, Jacqueline RICH, Viv ROOT, Ann ROWSELL, Ceridwen SALISBURY, Duncan SCOBLEAlicia SMITH, Martin J SMITH, Eva SMITH-MARTIN, David STEWART, Wendy STOKES, Carol SWAFFER, Christina TAYLOR, Alex TICKELL, Henry TYSON, Heather WALLINGTON, Dorrie WHITING, Janet WILLIAMS, Louise ZASS-BANGHAM

Why not get involved and volunteer?

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"Who's doing their first parkrun today?" "I (Who Have Nothing) am."

Visitors

It's so nice to see visitors at Bushy again and chatting to them and hearing their stories is one of my favourite bits of parkrun.

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Rup Banerjee is originally from Kingston but has lived in Copenhagen for the last nine years. He was back home visiting his mum and was doing his first run at Bushy.

 

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The Carter family are from Carlisle and are down south on holiday.

 

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Dan, Nina, Carl and Kelly are members of Swansea Harriers, their local parkrun is Swansea Bay and they'd travelled up to run Bushy and to see Sir Tom. Crackin'!

 

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Phil and Maria live in Cardiff and were also going to see Sir Tom on Saturday evening. Phil set up Cardiff parkrun in 2008 and has volunteered over 500 times! Maria is originally from Paraguay and was running her 250th parkrun.

 

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Veronica, Caitlin, Lillie and Rachel are part of the Passa online running community.

 

The Event

 

1104 of us took part in event number 839, the weather was a touch humid perhaps but otherwise ideal. The first finisher ran a super speedy 14:43 and the tailwalkers clocked in at 1:15:57.

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Run Director Ali makes her pre event address. "Do What You've Gotta Do!"

 

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Emily, "I Need a Minute Of Your Time!"

 

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"I Got Your Number!"

 

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Lorraine was very happy to get a letter on her birthday and also a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday in The Pheasantry afterwards (Sir Tom would've come in handy!)

 

Stats

Men

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Women

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Boys

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Girls

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Zara Girling was third finisher in the women's catagory and first finisher amongst the girls. This was her first run at Bushy. Fantastic effort Zara!

 

Milestones

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We had ten athletes who reached milestones at the weekend. Four reached their fiftieth, five reached their hundredth and one her two hundredth and fiftieth. Many congratulations to you all.

 

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Nigel, seen here with wife Niamh (Do You Take This Man?), has taken his time to reach his hundred. He first ran back in May 2008 and ran his PB of 20:58 in 2009. By my reckoning, at this rate, he should reach his 250th in 2040!

 

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Léonie (on the right) ran her 100th on Saturday. Here she is with sister Sacha and mum (and Run Director) Ali.

 

Sweetest Picture Award

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Michelle was doing her first run back at Bushy since having twins Huck and Willow. 'Something 'Bout You Baby I like.'

 

Post Event bits

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Ray and Ali compiling the results with Léonie watching on to make sure her 100th run is there!

 

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Ian ran a PB of 18:55 on Saturday, his fourth in five weeks and his first time under nineteen minutes. Golden Days!

 

Well there we are, all done. Have a good week and see you Saturday.

Duncan (aka Sexbomb*)

*Allegedly

 

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parkrun Covid-19 Framework

Please note that there are one or two changes in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic on how parkrun is operating. Check out the parkrun COVID-19 Framework which has been supporting 5k and junior events around the world for some time now. parkrun will continue to operate under these guidelines until we are confident that it is appropriate to remove them permanently. In addition, have a look at the  COVID-19 Walker & Runner Code and the COVID-19 Volunteer Code for more information.

Access to Bushy Park

We encourage you to walk, jog or cycle to Bushy parkrun where possible. If you are driving, please note you can no longer drive through the park from Teddington Gate to the Lion Gate at Hampton Court or vice versa. Therefore, the Diana Fountain Car Park is only accessible via the Lion Gate on the Hampton Court side of the park and the Pheasantry car park is only accessible via Teddington Gate. 

In addition please note that the Pheasantry Gardens pedestrian gates now do not get unlocked until 9am, so if you plan to park in The Pheasantry car park please give yourself extra time to walk the long way around to the volunteer meeting point. In addition dogs are not allowed in the Woodland Gardens, and until 4 August all dogs are required to be on a lead in Bushy Park. Dogs need to be on a short lead at all parkruns.

Scanning

Please be aware that the scanning process is now undertaken on volunteer’s own smart phones using the Virtual Volunteer App. Please hold your personal barcode and finish token at arms length for them to scan and put the token in the bucket yourself so they don’t have to touch either. If you do not have a barcode, we cannot give you a time, just return your finish token to the volunteers collecting them. We cannot scan barcodes on phones. No barcode, no result.

Finally if you are thinking of visiting Bushy from afar as a tourist, please note that the parkrun COVID-19 framework notes that participants should be encouraged, where possible, to attend their local events and avoid unnecessary travel to non-local parkrun events.

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