Run Report Event No 825 – 11 January 2020

The Young Ones

Today a Bushy Park regular ran her 250th parkrun. Not too remarkable these days; today there were 188 people at Bushy parkrun who have run 250+ parkruns. However, what does make this particular young lady remarkable is that she is only 9 years old!! Isabel you are a star.

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Isabel's achievement is the inspiration for this week's report - the young people who turn up on a Saturday and trundle round 5K in all weathers. It has to be said, some are happier about it than others, but the fact they are there at all is to be commended.

The first youngster I met this morning was Eva, only 8 years old, and at parkrun as a volunteer. Today Eva was tailwalking - thank you so much Eva, your support is much appreciated.

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The next two were Sophie age 9 and Alice, just 4. They were visiting Bushy parkrun with their running group - Burgess Hill Runners

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Here are the rest of the group which includes the Brighton and Hove parkrun core team.

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Walking down to the start I met Eva aged 8 on her third parkrun and Jack aged 10 on his fourth.

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Sophie and Alice were both listening intently at the First Timer's briefing ably given by Mike Tivnen

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I came across teenager, Isla 13, at the briefing doing her first parkrun today......

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........ and at the start found Leah, another 13 year old, who has done over 200 parkruns.

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Counting down to the start now, and on the line I found regulars Seth age 7, and Kit age 5. Seth has done an amazing 124 parkruns. Kit ran parkrun number 56 today and got a new PB. Well done both of you.

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Georgie age 8 was waiting to start her 14th parkrun.

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Now back to Isabel who was with her family and waiting to run parkrun number 250

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Off we all go again for Bushy parkrun number 825. We had a field of 1663 runners - 152 less than last week, have they all fallen off the New Year's Resolution Band Wagon already?!!

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I spoke to a number of youngsters on the way round. I caught up with Ralph who was running as part of a group celebrating a 40th birthday. Ralph had not done parkrun before and had intended to stop at the 'Butterfly' where their cheer group was waiting. However, he decided to push on to the end, and beat me on a sprint to the line. Well done Ralph, hope to see you back again.

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Sporting a very fetching Spiderman top was 6 year old Tyler completing his 26th parkrun. Tyler has also completed 41 Junior Parkruns - well done Tyler.

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Daniel age 9 has done over 50 parkruns. Great action picture with excellent 'photobombing' by Joy!

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8 year old Molly was completing her first parkrun today and did really well.

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And so to the finish, as we walked, pushed, stumbled, jogged or sprinted our way across. The welcome sight of the funnel and the orange finish signs spurs us all on.

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Thank you funnel team

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So another parkrun is over, and as we mill about under the famous tree, chatting and basking in the post run glow, I find Matthew and James, the 9 year old twins who run at Bushy parkrun week in, and week out. Matthew has completed 213 runs and 168 Junior parkruns, James has completed 210 runs and 171 Junior parkruns - how amazing is that?!

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Some interesting stats about youngsters completing today's run

Totally useless fact:

Most popular female name for 17 and under was Sophie, followed by Ella
Most popular male name for 17 and under was Matthew, followed by Oliver/Olly

More interesting fact

We had 22 Junior men 10 years old and under (JM10)
These ranged from first time runners, second time runners (well done for coming back), to James and Matthew who have run over 200. One young man is two runs off his 50th, three have recently achieved their 50th and two are on the way to 100. Oliver and Seth are well over 100 now having completed 147 and 124 respectively.

There were 28 Junior women 10 years old and under (JW10)
There were eight first time runners, two on their 2nd and three on their 3rd. Two girls are not far off their 50th parkrun, one has just achieved hers and another half way between milestones on 70 runs. Then there is a massive gap to Isabel on her 250th.

What amazing statistics for children only 10 and under.

In the JM (11-14) we had 21 runners and in the JM (15-17) we had 19 young men.
In the JW (11-14) we had 20 runners and in the JW (15-17) we had 15 young women

Who says you can't get teenagers out of bed in the morning?! Well done to all of you and to the wonderful young volunteers who come out to help parkrun flow like a well oiled machine.

Volunteers

Thanks to all our volunteers this week, young and not so young:

Iain BELL, Jack BENNETT, Marisa BILLETT, Phil BLUER, Tim BOWDEN, Ted BRAMPTON, Alexander COLLIE, Janet CUNNINGHAM, Lucas CURTIS, Lola DACHTLER, Sheila FERGUSSON, Justine FOX, Jake FOX, Ray FRANKS, Christine FRY, Wally GARROD, Erin GOODWIN, Paige GOODWIN, Nicola GOSCOMB, Stella HAMMOND, Sofia HAWKINS, David HOPPE, Susan HOWARTH, Trevor HUGGINS, Gabriel HUXLEY-JENNINGS, Lucy KATESMARK, Keira KING, Jim KINROSS, Katie KNOTT, Liane KUFCHOCK, Catelin LE FRANC, Margaret LE FRANC, Courtney LE FRANC, Selma LEE, Stephen MARFLEET, Sophia MONS, Grace MORENO-MASEY, Diane MULLEN, Ronit NARAYAN, Martin NICHOLDS, Jason NOURSE, Paul OPPENHEIMER, Meera PANCHARATNAM, Kevin QUINN, Peter REAY, Verity RIDING, Ian RILEY, Sally ROWE, Alicia SMITH, Eva SMITH-MARTIN, Pauline STONES, Lucy THATCHER, Mike TIVNEN, Michael TROTT, Colby WALLACE WATERSON, Heather WALLINGTON, James Oliver WELCH, Dorrie WHITING

Visitors

Among the visitors were the Itchen spitfires

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From Australia, Karen, Abbie, Lara, Emily and Matti.

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From Wales, Beth whose home parkrun is Barry Island, and Ben who is sporting a t-shirt from the new Cosmeston Lakes parkrun nearby.

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A lovely group of Polish friends and partners joined us from various parkruns. Welcome to Karolina, Wojtek, Ewica, Kamila and Adam.

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Bushy parkrun regular Mel, and friends, from the Fordy Runs online running club were at Bushy parkrun today. The club had a challenge for all members across the country to get their shoes on this weekend and complete a run. Total miles logged by the club - over 4000, very impressive.

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Milestones

About to get their number 50 T-Shirt

Paul RUSTON
Jamie HOLLINS
Simon MACFARLANE
Izzy POWERS

Reaching their 100 milestone

Daniel GASK
Oliver BOWERS
David Thomas Simon LEEN
Kevin DAY
Ian LEWENDON
Gemma HIGGS - I met Gemma walking to the Pheasantry with her wonderful cake - well done Gemma

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Achieving their 250th milestone

Geoff NEWMAN
Stephen PENPRAZE
John HOLLANDS
Isabel MELBOURNE - Isabel has also completed 117 Junior parkruns

A very special well done to Isabel, and her lovely family with their never ending supply of cakes. Isabel celebrating below with brothers Oliver and Thomas.

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Finally, well done to the 96 of you who ran parkrun for the first time. We hope you enjoyed it, and are already hooked!

See you next week

Stella Hammond (thank you Duncan Scoble for the additional, and much better taken, photographs)

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Run Report Event No 824 – 4 January 2020

 

Putting those New Year’s resolutions to the test on 2020’s first Saturday parkrun

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What better setting for your first Saturday parkrun of 2020 ? Dreamy skies, flat parkland surrounded by majestic trees and fresh air – just perfect.

A cold yet fairly bright start to the weekend, I set out on my first parkrun volunteering day to try my hand at reporting the run’s key events.

Like many other parkrunners, I have set myself the objective of not only becoming more active over the year ahead with a half-marathon and even a marathon lined up for later in the year (an overly ambitious goal perhaps?!) however I also wanted to make a contribution towards what I believe to be an amazing community event, the brainchild of my fellow South African, Paul Sinton-Hewitt.

The 824th run to take place at Bushy Park, the morning’s events kicked off with volunteers (56) coordinating themselves to ensure a smooth and enjoyable parkrun for all.

As we approached 9am parkrunners of all ages, shapes and sizes started arriving, warming up in the cold morning air near the Diana Fountain starting line.

The run attracted a total of 1,815 parkrunners, all having made the effort to drag themselves out of a bed with the aim of completing another 5km (or in the case of 90 parkrunners, their very first 5km parkrun) and take another step closer to hitting a new milestone.

Spirits were high, parkrunners arriving from far and wide as normal, from Suffolk, Surrey, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire amongst other counties.

Today saw an unusually high level of PB’s being achieved, by almost 140 parkrunners. A solid start towards the year’s upcoming achievements.

Well done to all who made the effort to participate and contribute to yet another successful parkrun.

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8.35am – Volunteers making the necessary preparations whilst acting as witness of this beautiful, winter sunrise

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Nick provides a briefing to all new parkrunners on what to expect from their very first parkrun in Bushy Park, noting the key do’s and don’ts

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8.59am – All runners getting in position before they’re off across a flat stretch of parkland - thankfully not too muddy!

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9am – And we’re off!

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Properly warmed up, breathing starting to get slightly laboured, parkrunners progress around a sharp bend – approximately half-way by this stage

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Our dedicated volunteers not only keep parkrunners from getting lost but also utter words of support and encouragement when the going gets tough, helping you along achieving that next PB!

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You made it! Keeping in line and within the order of finishing, parkrun volunteers hand parkrunners their tokens

 

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Truly a family event, all parkrunners enjoy getting involved in taking that next step on the parkrun journey, including this little lady!

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Final scanning of your barcode and you’re free to hit The Pheasantry for a warm coffee and friendly catch-up with fellow parkrunners

First timers

We had a whopping 90 first timers to join Bushy Park today and given the high morale of all parkrunners, mothers pushing prams along for that extra challenge, dog owners who had brought their fluffy companions along (one pulling the other along, and vice versa) and the pleasant, sunny conditions I’m sure it will be a run to remember. We also had a host of milestones including three 250, five 100s and eight 50s.

Milestones

10 Club

Two junior parkrunners reached the milestone of 10 this week. Well done to Liam and William.

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Here is Will, new entrant to the 10 Club

50 Club

Eight parkrunners reached the milestone of 50 this week. Well done to:

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Eight year old Toby celebrates his 50th in style

100 club

Five seasoned parkrunners joined the 100 club this week – very well done to Bradley HARRAD, Stuart HUNTER, Stuart McTEER, Jamie DREW and Zac NEWTON. Look forward to seeing you in your new black t-shirts next time!

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250 club
Three highly motivated parkrunners reached the magic number of 250 this week – a big congratulations to Richard MEAD, James GREENSTREET and Daphne BOYLE. 

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500 club

No 500 parkrun clubbers this week unfortunately. However, Wally GARROD is not far off at all, currently on 495. Almost there!

Saturday saw a non traditional but very special milestone for Bushy parkrun. Hayden MATTHEWS ran his first parkrun back in Dec 2007 and since then he has recorded 186 volunteer occasions in 18 different jobs as well as a long stint as Event Director.

Saturday saw him run his 400th parkrun and barely misses a Saturday - even when down to one working knee! Hayden truly epitomises spirit of altruistic parkrun.

Christmas Day saw his 51st outing as timer - wow - when those fast moving thumbs clicked the record breaking 2,545 results through and stayed on duty for over an hour.

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Here he is with a celebratory sausage bap in the Pheasantry

Results Breakdown

Personal Bests

A spectacularly high number of 138 parkrunners achieved a PB today – the added momentum of smashing those New Year’s Resolutions really paid dividends. Well done to following PBers on 100 runs or more:

235
Female
22:27
108
Male
20:47
1655
Female
38:43
315
Male
23:14
122
Female
21:02
1331
Female
32:04
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Male
25:12

 

First finishers

Men

1 Robert EVESON SM20-24 17:00
2 Justn REID VM50-54 17:07
3 Ollie HURDLE SM20-24 17:30
5 Nathan WILSON SM18-19 17:36 (PB)

Women

4 Sarah ASTIN SW25-29 17:32
42 Zoe COWELL-JONES VW35-39 19:32
82 Madeleine NUTT SW20-24 20:22 (PB)
115 Lisa Mary BAILEY VW35-39 20:55 (PB)

 

Volunteers

If like myself you are eager to try something new and would like to wet your feet as parkrun volunteer, Pat McGrath would be thrilled to hear from you, so feel free to drop him an e-mail at bushyhelpers@parkrun.com and he’ll put you on the list for your preferred role, of which there are many to choose from.

 

Until next time!

Petru van der Walt
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Run Report Event No 823 – New Year’s Day 2020

A calm start to the year

Weather/ conditions: cool but not cold, no wind at all, firmer underfoot, perfect for running

 

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1285 runners

41 volunteers

215 first timers at Bushy parkrun – 176 visitors and 39 brand new parkrunners

138 new PBs

 

New Year’s Day is a lot calmer than Christmas Day, with numbers more like a typical Saturday. This year there wasn’t even a scramble to get away afterwards as in previous years, because with Crane moving to a 9am start and Kingston taking NYD off, doing the double was not so easy. There were a few people rushing off to Richmond Park for 10.30, and I heard about, but did not get a photo of, the people who got up at 2.30am to drive down from Newcastle, and were headed to Osterley next as one of them “needed” to collect an "O" in his parkrun alphabet.

Run director Simon surveys the crowd

Run Director Simon surveys the crowd

The well-prepared RD brings a ladder

The well prepared RD brings a ladder

At Bushy we had great conditions for PBs, with 12% of the field scoring a best-ever time. A shout-out to James BALL who ran a PB on his 508th parkrun. Hope for us all. Also to Judy NUTTING, who ran her first parkrun back in October, has only missed one since, and has racked up 5 PBs out of her 11 runs so far. Look at that age grade of over 85% too!

It takes a lot of volunteers to run an event this big. Did you notice that most marshals round the course were on their own today? That’s because we had a mere 41 volunteers today, and by the time you staff up the famous Bushy double funnel, make sure there are enough barcode scanners, token hander-outers, finish timers and so on, there were just about enough to get out round the course. It’s a lovely way to spend an hour, so don’t wait until you’re injured, and bring your non-running friends! Email Pat at bushyhelpers@parkrun.com.

Thanks to the volunteers

Joy BELL, Donald BELL, Nick BLANCHARD, Daphne BOYLE, David BREWIN, Shirley BUCKLEY, Richard BULKLEY, Alexander COLLIE, Ray COWARD, Nicolette CRINALL, Henry DOWLING, Carmen DOWLING, Don ESSLEMONT, Tamsyn EVESON, Ray FRANKS, Janice FRANKS, Kristela GJOKA, Fernando GONI, Suzanne GREEN, Robby HEDGES, David HOPPE, Gabriel HUXLEY-JENNINGS, Juliette JOWIT, Jack KENNEDY, Katie KNOTT, Simon LANE, Catelin LE FRANC, Margaret LE FRANC, Fiona MCANENA, Ronit NARAYAN, Ian RILEY, Wendy ROLLASON, Anna SAVILL, Nick SAVILL, James SELL, Julie SMITH, Catherine STENSON, Chris TYRRELL, Simon WALLWORK, David WORTH, Fran WYLDE

Some of our lovely marshals this morning

Nick (on the left) on the first marshall post

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Daphne on the second marshall post

Daphne at Hampton Wick Gate

Wendy, flying solo at Elizabeth Corner

Wendy flying solo at Elisabeth's corner

Chris in charge at Teddington Gate

Chris in charge at Teddington Gate

Shirley providing energy for one last push along Cobblers Walk

Shirley providing energy for one last push along Cobblers Walk

Julie and Kristela at the crossover point, joined by Daphne

Julie and Kristela at the crossover point, joined by Daphne

Ronit at the last left turn by the lake

Ronit at the bridge

Milestones

Marianne MORRIS’s first parkrun was at Bushy park in January 2006, and she ran her 250th today.

Richard BULKLEY ran his 100th to earn the black, and he’s also racking up points for the purple t shirt too, as he ran as a VI guide today with Bushy regular Dan WREN.

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Alan and Simon

Alan and Simon

Regular VI runner Jo, guided by Juliette

Regular VI runner Jo, guided by Juliette

Also a shout out for unofficial milestones for Louise CHAI and Jacqueline RICH running their 300th parkruns.

Bushy regulars Bridget and Carolyn

Bushy regulars Bridget and Carolyn

I wonder how many the dogs have done

I wonder how many the dogs have done

Visitors & First timers

Daniel and Todd from Fulham Today's "furthest" visitor, Sarah from Canberra

Daniel and Todd from Fulham and "Furthest" visitor Sarah from Canberra

First timer Ashley Jon from Betys-y-Coed

First timer Ashley and Jon from Betws-y-Coed

visitors from Pymm parkrun near Edmonton

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Speedy runners

Fastest men

Jonathan POOLE          VM35-39           86.41%             15:27    First timer

Craig JARMAN              SM30-34          79.55%             16:18    New PB!

Robert EVESON           SM20-24           76.94%             16:46

 

Fastest women

Molly RENFER              SW25-29           80.58%             18:22

Victoria HASLAM           SW30-34           78.28%             18:57    New PB!

Aimee BILLINGTON       VW40-44           79.95%             19:32

 

Fastest junior girls

Lucy HOSEASON          JW15-17           74.76%             20:44

Harriet WILTSHIRE        JW11-14           72.15%             21:47    New PB!

Charlotte LAM               JW11-14           72.58%             22:00    New PB!

 

Fastest junior boys

Joe BARKER                JM11-14            80.59%             17:36    New PB!

Ross HYDE                  JM15-17            72.81%             18:49

Edward ALLEN              JM15-17            68.99%             19:34    New PB!

 

Top age grades

Jonathan POOLE          VM35-39           86.41%             15:27

Laurence DUFFY          VM55-59           85.48%             18:36

Judy M. NUTTING          VW80-84           85.19%             31:17    New PB!

Patricia RONKSLEY      VW55-59           84.16%             22:25

Bernie MULVANY          VM60-64           82.92%             19:31

Nicholas HARMON        VM55-59           81:98%             19:14

Polly ADAMS                VW50-54           81.51%             21:38

Ruth HUTTON               VW50-54           80.89%             21:48

Julie DRUMMOND         VW65-69           80.61%             26:44

Joe BARKER                JM11-14            80.59%             17:36    New PB!

Molly RENFER              SW25-29           80.58%             18:22

Hannah CLEMENTS      VW55-59           80.48%             22:48

Jay HADFIELD              VW45-49           80.03%            20:42

 

See you all next Saturday, once we've sorted all the tokens...

First-stage token sorting, in the field

Fiona McAnena

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Run Report Event No 822 – 28 December 2019

 

The one between Christmas and New Year

 

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Well here we are again, that pleasingly confusing week between Christmas and New Year known by the young folk as Twixmas. A jolly time of year, I always think, custom made for general loafing about. Unless of course, one has to work and then it's a bit rubbish.

In terms of our parkrun programme at this time of year, this is the one that feels like the Boxing Day football fixtures, sort of like an unexpected extra match. We still managed a healthy field of 1358 athletes which is roughly our average number these days but amazingly is nearly 1200 less than our record breaking figure of 2545 from Christmas Day.

 

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As always, whatever the time of year,  our event needs organising and this time it was Julie and Alex on volunteer coordinating duties. They make sure that all the volunteers listed below have turned up and then assign them to the correct location. Here we see Alex totally focused on handing out a hi-vis vest.

 

Thanks to the volunteers

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Jack BENNETTRalph BLACKBOURNNick BLANCHARDPhil BLUERTed BRAMPTONPedro DAS GUPTASimon DERRICKCarmen DOWLINGJake FOXJustine FOXRay FRANKSFernando GONISofia HAWKINSDavid HOPPESusan HOWARTHGareth JOHNSIris JOHONSONJim KINROSSKatie KNOTTMaria LADWACourtney LE FRANCCatelin LE FRANCMargaret LE FRANCSelma LEETracey LENTHALLGrace MORENO-MASEYLaura Helen MOSLEYDiane MULLENJulie PAPWORTHRob PHILLIPSAndy PILLIDGEGrace ROBERTSONAbbie ROSSNick SAVILLDuncan SCOBLEMerran SELLSimon SHORTTCarol SWAFFERSharon TEEAlex TICKELLMike TIVNENChris TYRRELLColby WALLACE WATERSONSimon WALLWORKJames Oliver WELCHJohn P WOODS

Why not get involved and volunteer?

Visitors

As always we had athletes visiting Bushy from near and far. Here are just a few;

 

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Simone and Vince from Texas. Simone used to run at Bushy and won the ladies points trophy back when we used to run it. Their local parkrun is the excitingly named Bear Creek Greenbelt parkrun

 

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Ali (on the right) and daughter Marnie. Ali was one of our run directors before the family moved to Oxford. She came back to Bushy especially for her 100th run.

 

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Jo with children Carmen and Henry from Sennen in Cornwall. Carmen was scanning whilst Jo and Henry ran.Their local parkrun is the recently launched Land's End parkrun.

 

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Hayden and Lisa from Lee-on-the-Solent parkrun

 

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Jetstream Tri club from Harrow. These guys cycled to and from Bushy to take part in our event.

 

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George, Steve and Stella are Bushy regulars rather than visitors but merit a mention due to Steve's ultra rare Bushy Park Time Trial teeshirt. 150 were handed out (free!) at the Christmas Day run of 2006.

 

Pre match

 

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Nick gives his briefing to our first timers and visitors.

 

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Rob is always super pumped when making the pre event announcements!

 

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Eager for the off.

 

The Event

1358 athletes took part this weekend. The weather was overcast but mild with a gentle  wind and the ground was much firmer than of late but slippery in places.

 

Men;                                                           Women;

1.....Ross Franks 15:25 PB!                        1.....Sacha Kennedy 19:31

2.....Paul Thompson 16:55                          2.....Mae Thompson 19:37 PB!

3.....Russell Murphy 16:58                           3.....Josie Savill 19:41

 

Boys;                                                          Girls;

1.....George Rowland 17:15 PB!                 1.....Sacha Kennedy 19:31

2.....Tom Maloney 18:05                             2.....Leonie Kennedy 20:31 PB!

3.....Brandon Chaplin 18:27                       3.....Gabriella Ceccherini 21:52

 

 

Age Grading

Ten of our athletes achieved an age grading go 80% or more. It really is very difficult to manage this so very well done to you guys. Extra special kudos to Paul Thompson who, on his first ever parkrun, not only finished in 16:55 but managed an astonishing age grading of 90.05

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Milestones

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Malcolm Taylor

Malcolm ran his first parkrun at Bushy on 12th July 2008 at event number 204. He ran his PB of 20:42 on January 28th 2012. He has run almost entirely at Bushy, only straying to five other locations. In 2018 Malcolm volunteered 41 times as a funnel manager which is damn good going!

 

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Ollie Hurdle, Chris Wyatt, James Connelley, Ali Kennedy, Emma Ryan, Sara Mallen.

 

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Henry Carter, Nicola Goscomb, Lynn Thompson, Christine Franks, Michelle Purnell, Henry Smalley, Amanda Webb, Rachael Macklearn, Gail Lock, Nicola Billington, Emily Longstaff.

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Nicola very kindly baked some delicious cupcakes for the volunteers on the occasion of her 50th run. They were very much appreciated, thank you Nicola.

 

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Alice Evans

 

Post Match

 

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It's a numbers game.

 

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Andy Pillidge, seen here with Carol Dickinson has been a long time Bushy regular and was a member of the original Core team. He has the ultra low athlete number of 148!

 

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Well there we are, that's our Twixmas run report done. Next stop New Year's Day!

See you there,

Duncan Scoble

Additional photography by Carol and Julie

 

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Run Report Event No 821 – Christmas Day 2019

 

The world record one

 

Weather / Conditions: blue sky, calm, chilly, muddy underfoot

 
 

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2,545 runners

50 volunteers

247 first timers at Bushy parkrun – 151 visitors and 96 brand new parkrunners

173 new PBs

 

Christmas Day at Bushy parkrun is always special: a sea of Santa hats, various elves, reindeer, snowmen and women, and other assorted mythical creatures, plus mulled wine, prosecco and mince pies at the end. This one also set a couple of parkrun world records. Christmas day 2018 saw our previous Bushy record of 2011 people on the course plus 52 volunteers. This year we had 2,545 runners and walkers, successfully corralled by 50 volunteers. An expert team led by Ray COWARD, surely the most experienced run director on the parkrun planet, got us all home in 62 minutes. This called for an impromptu decision by veteran funnel managing director Ray FRANKS to create a third funnel, in another parkrun record for the longest funnel yet, at 238m.

The huge crowd was good-natured as always, even when bunching in front of the cricket field after the left turn meant lots of us skidding to a halt and then walking for a few strides before resuming an elegant trot. Some time later at the business end, there were so many speedy runners gathered round the finish to welcome their slower mates that they formed a sort of guard of honour, which I’d vote to be a regular feature. I felt like a hero finishing around the 33 minute mark.

 

Thanks to the volunteers

Ann COWARD • Anna SAVILL • Carmen DOWLING • Carol DICKINSON • Catelin LE FRANC • Christine FRY • Claire QUINN • Courtney LE FRANC • David HOPPE • Denise MITCHELL • Diane MULLEN • Dorrie WHITING • Ellen QUINN • Emilie HOWES • Ethan MULLEN • Fiona MCANENA • Fran WYLDE • Grace ROLLASON • Hayden MATTHEWS • Henry DOWLING • Ian RILEY • Jack KENNEDY • Janice FRANKS • Julie SMITH • Juliette JOWIT • Katie KNOTT • Keith RIDING • Laura WILDE • Leonie KENNEDY • Louise NICHOLLS • Margaret LE FRANC • Mark BLYTHE • Mary ESTALL • Melanie HOWES • Michael GILKES • Nick BLANCHARD • Paddy FITZPATRICK • Phil BLUER • Ray COWARD • Ray FRANKS • Rob PHILLIPS • Rosie RENDALL • Ryan MULLEN • Shirley BUCKLEY • Simon GREENHILL • Simon NEIL • Suzanne GREEN • Verity RIDING • Zoë Alison FAIZ

Bushy is always in need of volunteers. If you fancy it, just drop an e-mail to Pat McGRATH at bushyhelpers@parkrun.com and he’ll put you on the list for that week.

 

Milestones

Sighting a 500 club t shirt isn’t so unusual at Bushy, but there were 24 members of the 500 Club out there today. On their 250th parkrun were Jamie MILLBANK, Oliver EDWARDS and Steve DOBSON. Steve was running with his son Harry who was marking his 100th parkrun, as were David STEPHENS, Kevin JONES, Francesca DELL’ANNO, Susan OLSEN and Keith RHODES. Cameron CHISHOLM and Tarun SINGH ran their 50th. Six juniors were running their 10th: Ollie MASON, Rohan LATHIA-HAMBLIN, Jonathon BALMER, Finlay HOUGHTON, Eve TYLER and Harry PAGE.

Unofficial but still major milestones for Grant RUSSELL and Sarah E J MAYALL running their 400th, and for Sharon CRICHTON and Harriet DUNSTAN notching up 300. Well done all.

 

Speedy runners

Impressive to run a PB in these conditions. Perhaps it’s less muddy if you’re not following 1000+ others. Must try that.

Fastest men

1          Jack Piran ROWE          SM20-24           87.26%            14:47    New PB!

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4          James MALONEY         SM20-24           81.11%            15:58    New PB!

5          Aedan O'BRIEN             SM20-24           80.71%            15:59    New PB!

 

Fastest women

62         Hannah POLLAK           SW25-29           80.00%            18:30    New PB!

63         Olivia STILLMAN           SW18-19           80.20%             18:31    New PB!

115       Josie SAVILL                SW20-24           75.90%             19:30

 

Fastest junior girls

109       Kiara VALKENBURG     JW15-17           80.17%             19:20

122       Sacha KENNEDY          JW15-17           76.54%             19:45

145       Carla NOVAKOVIC        JW15-17           74.59%             20:16

 

Fastest junior boys

19         Spencer BATEMAN       JM15-17            80.75%             17:14    New PB!

28         Finlay HAWKER            JM11-14            83.17%             17:26

30         Harry CHAPPELL          JM15-17            76.92%             17:33    New PB!

 

Top age grades

On a typical Saturday at Bushy parkrun there are around 12 people scoring 80% or more. No change this time, despite the huge field.

Simon BEAN                 VM60-64           89.66%             18:03    New PB!

Liz KILLIP                     VW55-59           89.49%             20:47

Jack Piran ROWE          SM20-24           87.26%             14:47    New PB!

Dean NICHOLAS           VM55-59           85.77%             18:23

Finlay HAWKER            JM11-14            83.17%             17:26

Nik PUGH                     VM50-54           82.94%             17:47    New PB!

Brigid HIBBERD            VW55-59           82.91%             21:33

Paul KNECHTL              VM45-49           82.33%             17:38

Judy M. NUTTING          VW80-84           81.66%             32:38    New PB!

Andrew THOMAS          SM18-19           81.63%             16:09    New PB!

James MALONEY         SM20-24           81.11%             15:58    New PB!

Hannah CLEMENTS      VW55-59           80.78%             22:43

 

Photos
 

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And here’s Digby the cockerpoo, who was separated from his owner Johnny. Other parkrunners handed Digby in to the Run Director of course, and Johnny handed himself in, so dog and human were soon reunited. Keep him on a shorter lead in future, Digby!

 
 

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Setting a reindeer PB were Zoë, Ian, Justine, Janet, Beth and Mo

 
 

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Andy & Julie

 
 

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Charis - lives in Nottingham now but comes to her "home" run every now and again

 
 

Cobblers

Cobbler's Walk

 
 

Harry & Steve

Harry and Steve, celebrating their 100th and 250th runs

 
 

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Jonny, Carol, Wendy & Duncan

 
 

Paul from Nonsuch

Paul, whose home run is Nonsuch

 
 

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Paul, Rachel, Ben & Bea, Bushy regulars

 
 

Qs for the tokens 3 funnels

A short wait was required in the legendary and record-breaking triple funnel!

 
 

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Regular Bushy parkrunners from Claygate, Esher and Thames Ditton

 
 

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Susie and Fiona, photographer and run reporter respectively this week

 
 

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Stuart - a Bushy parkrun regular

 

Other visitors (not pictured…)

Who else visits parkrun on Christmas Day? A technical glitch means we’ve lost the photos of these visitors from near and far, so for the record:

There were people visiting family, like Anita GODDARD, who came along with her son Jimmy; they usually run at Holkham parkrun. Then there are people who come from far away, like Lachlan BRAID, whose home parkrun is Studley in Melbourne. There are even people who don’t have a home parkrun, like Rupa, over from NYC to see her sister, who also came along to Bushy. Then there are people who never do the same parkrun twice – like Vitalij DANILOV from Moscow, who is also a member of the Russian wheelchair curling team. He was at Bushy with his equally globe-trotting friend Anton BATUGIN.

Most of us haven’t travelled far, though. Among hundreds of locals who replace the traditional Christmas morning walk with a parkrun, jog or walk, there are first timers like Janine and Martin COCKRAM who had toddled over from Epsom to do their first ever parkrun. They seemed to enjoy it, so not their last, we hope.

 

So, how many tokens will we need for Christmas Day 2020?

 
Fiona McAnena

 
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Run Report Event No 820 – 21 December 2019

The Shortest Day (almost)

 

The shortest day was very late getting out of bed at around 0800 and its initial efforts were gloomy and miserable with yet more rain threatening to turn the parkrun into a parkswim. There was news of widespread cancellations of parkrun across the land but the four horsemen of the apocalypse could be riding loose in Bushy and the run director would still give the nod to go ahead. In any case, I’m always pleased to see the shortest day and a quote from the great Albert Camus landed in my Twitter bucket on Saturday-

 

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

 

As I picked up a bib in the gloom, Andy HOWARTH confidently predicted sunshine after the rain. He wasn’t wrong.

 

At 0845 there weren’t that many people knocking about but fifteen minutes later 1,244 were ready for the off. I was impressed that coach Nick and the young rowers from Molesey Rowing Club had diverted to BP due to the fact that the Thames was off limits – “a torrent” according to Nick. We headed off knowing what to expect. I saw a faller among the anthills but she picked herself up and continued on her way, bloodless but definitely not mudless.

 

As I came through the copse at 2k I also knew that Elisabeth wouldn’t be at her usual station. By chance I had met her daughter, Lucy, who was down from Sheffield to spend time with her mum. Elisabeth hasn’t been well recently but Lucy was very keen to remind us that her mum just loves parkrun: the people she meets, the high fives, the photos, the Christmas cards. Lucy said that the recent Spirit of Bushy Park parkrun award has pride of place at her Mum’s home. Merry Christmas and best wishes to Elisabeth and Lucy.

 

The sploshing and splashing continued. I heard the 26 min pacer, Jo, approaching and I tried to tag along as she nursed her companions to the 4k mark and from there over the mud to the pond. The poor old park had taken a battering and it was a relief to surf over the line like a rhino learning to water-ski.

 

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Lastly a shout out to a man who did his 50th parkrun on Saturday. A milestone to be marked for sure but this guy, Ray COWARD, has also volunteered 663 times at parkrun. He is Mr Saturday Morning at Bushy Park – well done, Ray and enjoy the t-shirt.

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Some Stats

1,244 ran, walked on Saturday of whom 42 were parkrun first timers.

59 volunteers made it happen – thanks to all.

 

The following hit 80%+ in the WFA grading – hats off to all.

 

152 Emma Collins 21:56 55-59 83.66%
15 Andrew Edge 17:51 50-54 82.63%
67 Emma Harris 20:22 50-54 82.32%
1 Andrius Jaksevicius 16:23 35-39 82.10%
123 Polly Adams 21:31 50-54 81.95%
11 Jonny Colaco 17:44 45-49 81.86%
971 Judy M Nutting 32:53 80-84 81.04%
27 Philip Pearson 19:02 50-54 80.04%

 

Milestones – congrats to all.

 

400: Jennifer Melbourne

300: Ralph Blackbourn, Adam Wells, David Noble

250: Rowena Stent, Mike Phillips, Andrew Charlesworth

200: Rachel Vaughan, Sam Griffiths

100: Alex Sabell, Helen Carrington, Simon Dupont, Caroline Juliet Macmillan, Jane Harris, Katie Ockenden

50: Josie Savill, Euan Sinclair, Holly Clemens, Elen Lewis, Amelia Reddish, Ray Coward

10: Freya Archer, Sebastian Woods,

 

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The Molesey rowers were right at home!

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Clockwise from top left: Surbiton RRC runners with the 26 pacer and her antlers, the Bovells from Johannesburg, Katharine visiting from Mole Valley (Denbies Wine Estate) and Lucy down from Sheffield visiting her mum

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Top: Andrew (250 up) and Jo were down from Oldham to mark the milestone
Bottom: The Brechs and friend were over from Slough to visit the slough!

 

Pacer week!

Yes we had a crack team of pacers out this week. Well done if you managed a PB and thanks to the team for their much appreciated efforts.

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The crack pacer team of Julian, Richard, Justine, Carl, Carol and Adam. Jo was the 26 min pacer but missed the photo.
I’m not sure I agree with Roy Wood any more but I’m glad there’s a parkrun every Christmas Day. See you all on Wednesday.

Kevin Quinn

Photos courtesy of Kevin Quinn and Daniella Kempson (esp. the doggy ones)

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Run Report Event No 819 – 14 December 2019

Let's Get This Parkrun Done!

Whether we awoke disappointed, elated or indifferent to the previous day's election results, even grey skies and slippery conditions provided the perfect pick-me-up for those wanting to forget all about politics for at least an hour or two!

Mob Match

Today's 1259 field was given a boost to the tune of 83 runners due to a mob match that was taking place between the Thames Turbo Triathlon and the Ful-On-Tri clubs. This is a friendly annual gathering (you may have spotted them sharing mince pies and mulled wine after the run), and is scored by ordering all participants by finish time, with top points going to the first finisher, down to 1 point for the last finisher.

The 44 runners of Thames Turbo edged the match (reversing the result from previous years) by 1833 points to Ful-On-Tri's 1653, which was largely thanks to the 528 points contributed by 13 runners from the excellent junior section of the Turbo's. In fact top scorer was junior triathlete Jonny Brook (7th place with a time of 17:18).

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Post mob-match photo of Ful-On-Tri and Thames Turbo

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PB's!

Despite the slippery conditions, 67 of you managed a PB today; Many congratulations to Charles Clifford who beat a 7.5 year old PB on his 169th Bushy Parkrun

Although not a PB, Shaef Shifter Tom Parmiter's performance deserves a special mention; He was celebrating his 34th birthday, and completed his 2nd parkrun since being diagnosed with a severe case of miopericarditis, which led to advise that he may never be able to run competitively again. This time last year Tom struggled to walk for 20 minutes, but his perseverance led to him achieving a speedy 19:34 today. Many congratulations!

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Good For Age

Just in case you need even more inspiration, many congratulations to the 12 runners who achieved an Age Grade score of above 80% despite the slippery conditions (love this category, you guys are my heroes!)

 

Nancy SCOTT                 17:48  83.15% age grade

Harvey DIXON                 15:34  82.87% age grade

Andrius JAKSEVICIUS    16:16  82.68% age grade

Emma HARRIS                20:21  82.39% age grade

Laurence DUFFY             19:30  81.54% age grade

Mara YAMAUCHI             19:43  81.32% age grade

Judy M. NUTTING            32:51  81.13% age grade

Teresa WILLCOX              23:18  80.97% age grade

Joanne HARVEY              18:17  80.95% age grade

 

Euan LEES                       17:41  80.77% age grade

Polly ADAMS                    21:51  80.70% age grade

Ruth PURBROOK            18:28  80.14% age grade

 

Fast Men

1 Harvey Dixon              15:34

2 Andrius Jaksevicius    16:16

3 Nicholas Landeau       16:48 (New to Parkrun!)

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Harvey earns the right to tread the funnel at it's least muddiest!

Fast Ladies

1 Nancy Scott                 17:48 (New PB!)

2 Joanne Harvey            18:17

3 Ruth Purbrook             18:28 (New PB!)

Fast Boys

1 Jonny Brook                 17:18

2  Ajay Welsh                  18:42 (New PB!)

3 Ross Hyde                   19:06

Fast Girls

1 Imogen Deakin           20:18

2 Isabel Livesey             21:30

3 Sophie Desmond        21:59 

Tourists

There were 125 runners visiting Bushy for the first time today, of which 23 were undertaking their first ever parkrun! Welcome aboard all, hope to see you back soon.

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Michael & Colleen from Menai parkrun in Sydney

 

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Visitors from Cleveland Parkrun, Australia

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David & Jenny from Lyme Park parkrun (one of my favourite courses! Stunning views)

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Visitors from Berlin & Eastbourne

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From Mole Valley

Milestones

250 Club

Emma Wager

100 Club

Michael Holmes, Louise Stent, Orla White, Allie Short,                                                       Alan Lightfoot, Amanda Littlecott, Juliette Jowit                                                                                                          

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Louise and friends celebrate 100!

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Volunteers

Don't forget to email Pat McGrath on bushyhelpers@parkrun.com if you would like to volunteer, particularly important at this time of year when we have extra parkruns on Christmas and New Year's Day. Many thanks to this week's Hi-Viz heroes:-

Jack BENNETTMarisa BILLETTPhil BLUERTim BOWDENTed BRAMPTONChris BRIMACOMBEShirley BUCKLEYAlexander COLLIELorna CURRYTamsyn EVESONPaddy FITZPATRICKJustine FOXJake FOXRay FRANKSJanice FRANKSChristine FRYAmelia GOODWINPaige GOODWINErin GOODWINClaude HARRYEmilie HOWESAnn JACHMICHIris JOHONSONJack KENNEDYKeira KINGJim KINROSSKatie KNOTTMargaret LE FRANCCatelin LE FRANCSelma LEESteve LORDESusie MCNICOLRonit NARAYANMeera PANCHARATNAMEllen PARRYPeter REAYIan RILEYSumita SARMADuncan SCOBLEMerran SELLWendy STOKESCarol SWAFFERMike TIVNENPip TODDMichael TROTTKaren WALLACEJames Oliver WELCHDorrie WHITING

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Gavin & George combined this week's event with purchasing their Xmas tree! Great efficiency guys!

Many thanks to Duncan, Wendy, Orla and Ed for providing photos.

See you Saturday

Chris Brimacombe

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Run Report Event No 818 – 7 December 2019

It’s December!

Well it’s official. It’s the last month of the year and 'you-know-what' is looming. It’s bleak out there, the streets are crowded with people pushing to be at the front, social media is full of advice on how to survive it, and wherever you look you can't escape it.  Yes the general election is upon us!

But thankfully by this time next week it will all be over, the political landscape may have changed but the Bushy landscape will always remain; a place where we can meet, chat and even run a little.

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There are a few traditions you can always rely on; the Bushy Park Christmas trees are selling like hot mince pies . . .

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The DofE Award is a programme for 14-24 year-olds run at three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.  One of the sections they have to complete involves helping the community through volunteering, and as we know parkrun relies entirely on volunteers, so it's a happy symbiotic relationship. To achieve Bronze they need to volunteer on 13 separate occasions, to achieve Silver they need to volunteer on 26 separate occasions, and to achieve Gold they need to volunteer on 52 separate occasions. A considerable commitment, and we appreciate all they do.

Please say a huge thank you to all our fabulous volunteers:

Caroline ASHLEY, Jude BENNETT, Marisa BILLETT, Phil BLUER, Ted BRAMPTON, David BREWIN, Lou COAKER, Alexander COLLIE, Margot COOPER, Nicolette CRINALL, Lucas CURTIS, Lola DACHTLER, Doris DONDUR, Sheila FERGUSSON, Andrew FINCH, Paddy FITZPATRICK, Denise FOXE-KING, Ray FRANKS, Christine FRY, Paige GOODWIN, Erin GOODWIN, Amelia GOODWIN, Simon GREENHILL, Catherine HAUGHNEY, Olivia HEATLEY, Robby HEDGES, David HOPPE, Susan HOWARTH, Andrew HOWARTH, Gabriel HUXLEY-JENNINGS, Amber JACKSON, Lucy KATESMARK, Katie KNOTT, Courtney LE FRANC, Catelin LE FRANC, Margaret LE FRANC, Selma LEE, Tracey LENTHALL, Fiona MCANENA, Pat MCGRATH, Susie MCNICOL, Grace MORENO-MASEY, Ronit NARAYAN, Zainab OSAMA, Meera PANCHARATNAM, Rob PHILLIPS, Ian RILEY, Jo ROSE, Anna SAVILL, Nick SAVILL, Merran SELL, Allana SHEIL, Wendy STOKES, Peter David THOMPSON, Lia TYNAN, Colby WALLACE WATERSON, Dorrie WHITING, Andrew John WINGATE

Why not get involved and volunteer?  We're a friendly bunch and we always need new volunteers.

  34C07777-FC16-4A36-B2CF-93C213B7603DThe assembly of the funnel is a complicated and lengthy process. . .

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THE RUN

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5C0BFD87-C815-4706-BF5C-107C301EF659There were 1153 athletes on the start line this week...

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It's an exhilarating experience to see this many people hurtling toward you at speed. So wonderful to see the different shapes, running styles, doggies, buggies and smiles!

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2044449D-FA03-4E1A-984F-A5E3D99F6604Merry marshals: Ian (our Volunteer of the Year) along with Pat, sporting a fetching parkrun hat knitted by Mel on the occasion of his 500th run last week.  It's entirely possible they were discussing the impending election as they enjoy a bit of political banter.  So if you heard them say 'go left' it may not have been a purely directional command!

601D6762-50EF-49ED-A927-6A4790BF7E1AFor reasons of political balance we now need to show photos of runners turning right (around the pond).  This is Fiona who organises the visually impaired guide rota each week, running with Bushy regular Dan, who loves to run and chat to everyone around him.

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THE RESULTS

First past the post and all that . . .

Men

1. Rhys William Boorman 16:15

2. Andrius Jaksevicius 16:31

3. Robert Tuer 17:18

Women

1. Gemma Carter 19:47

2. Emma Harris 20:13

3. Linzey Ryan 20:15 (equalled her PB)

Boys

1. Jonty Stegman 18:36

2. Ross Hyde 18:41

3. Ben Wells 19:10 (New PB)

Girls

1. Janet Drury 20:22

2. Holly Mannion 21:10 (New PB)

3. Isabel Livesey 21:12

80% Age Grading

Congratulations to the following runners who achieved 80% plus

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MILESTONES

250

Congratulations to the three athletes who ran into the 250 club this week:

Taryn Hancock, Nicola Jenkins and Samantha Fagg

25118C2B-D864-417F-BD85-26D344DA9EB6Taryn with her sister Kate who is RD at Kingston parkrun.  Taryn has run exactly 200 times at Bushy, and she has also run at Brooklands, Kingston, Banstead Woods, Hazelwood and Moors Valley to name a few.  Her sister surprised her with the balloon and she gamely ran around with it trying not to hit too many people in the face!

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Congratulations to the five athletes who ran into the 100 club this week:

Mike Morris, Matthew Fay, Emma Norman, Sue Stewart and David Byrne (seen below)

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Congratulations to the ten athletes who ran into the 50 club this week:

Michael Philip White, Martin Oliver, Fred Moore, Emma Pitt, Marion Broughton, Veronica Beaney, Marc Thomas, Leon Moore, Caroline McLennan (see photo below) and Neil Ronayne.

79BC06DB-9A48-49C8-8330-DF542DC28D70Caroline, in the middle, celebrating her 50th run and her 50th birthday!  She is a member of the Riverside Rebels running club who often come to Bushy with their couch to 5km runners.  This jolly bunch are part of the 5-10km group. 

10

Just one junior athlete ran into the 10 club this week.  Congratulations to Dominic Stenning who runs in the JM10-14 category.

VISITORS

As ever we had lots of visitors to Bushy this week.  This is a handful of those lurking around the selfie frame.

113A3207-BA3B-4B86-BEB6-D4544751ADCBCongratulations to Rachel Taylor from Hersham on her very first parkrun.  She ran 31:51 and has promised to come back again soon.

85E2B280-D262-44C6-B3E4-18FFBE0322E6Jasmine and Sarah Robinson are from Mount Edgcumbe parkrun in Cornwall.  They came for Jasmine's 18th birthday, and found Bushy considerably flatter than their usual course!

0043E7B3-33C9-46DF-A1D0-43665F3BD581David Classens is from North Beach, South Africa. He's run 103 parkruns and this is his first visit to Bushy.  North Beach parkrun had 1167 athletes this week and David says their funnel is even bigger than ours.  Given it's a flat scenic loop running adjacent to the beach with spectacular views along Durban's Golden Mile, I can see why!

AND FINALLY . . .

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 POST RUN COFFEE AND CHAT

3AC50655-8B85-4892-8DE8-5593705632A1We're very sorry to say goodbye to the lovely Jessica from the Pheasantry.  We wish her all the best in new job and we'll miss her excellent cofffee.

5D747531-6103-4F5B-91A7-E5875E9CD9A1Christmas is just around the corner, and in case you don't already know we are putting on an additional run on Christmas morning at 9am.  Please come in any Christmas themed outfit, and if you're stuck for ideas here's some inspiration from last year.  There were some crackers!

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See you Saturday

Wendy Stokes

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Run Report Event No 817 – 30 November 2019

 

The Irish are in town!

 

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Every time I visit Bushy, I pinch myself as to how lucky we are to have such a beautiful park right on our doorstep. In time BP (before parkrun) I didn’t always appreciate what it had to offer and over the years have learned more about the park’s history and secret corners. Of course, the fact that it has become a place of pilgrimage for parkrunners around the world is down to PSH’s decision to start a time trial for his mates all those years ago, but as a local runner it makes perfect sense to make a bee line for Bushy. It has lovely flat, wide paths, not too much tarmac, fantastic views and water and skyscapes in all directions, there are the wonderful deer, and of course a great place for coffee and a chat afterwards.

The colours of the trees at this time of year are sublime with the ancient oaks looking particularly golden. The stags have calmed down and settled into their family units.

There is a lot of history too, from the Tudor times, when the Park was created, to its use in the Second World War as Eisenhower’s base for D Day planning.

Coincidentally, the name Bushy Park was first recorded in 1604 exactly 400 years before parkrun was invented. And here we are some 415 years later, and Bushy and parkrun are still going strong.

As I arrived in the park this crisp sunny morning, there were tables being constructed by the volunteer point with various cakes and savouries being laid out, and not a little of the fizzy stuff… something was clearly afoot. As we lined up at the start our RD Tim BOWDEN happened to mention that a certain Pat McGRATH was doing his 500th parkrun. It was lovely to hear the cheers all round! Pat really is a hero of parkrun – but more on Pat later.

1,281 runners this week including a number of other notable milestones: four people doing their 250, four doing their 100, seven joining the 50 Club and three juniors the 10 Club.

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Volunteers

As ever we must thank the fantastic team of volunteers – 56 this week – who enabled everything to run so smoothly. Jason “Green Shorts” NOURSE had managed to prise himself from under the duvet early on this cold day to do the event day course check – very handy given the icy conditions on Cobblers Walk and a warning was passed on to the runners at the run brief. As a close friend for many years I was delighted for Jason this week as he had some amazing news and good fortune, securing one of the Stragglers' ballot places in next year’s London Marathon on 26 April. All we can say is good luck with the training Jason - you will be brilliant, and we expect to see you pacing the paths of Bushy and surrounds even more in the New Year.

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In addition to Jason, the following volunteers helped it all happen:

Ray BAIRSTOW, Jack BENNETT, Jude BENNETT, Marisa BILLETT, Phil BLUER, Jeremiah BOWDEN, Tim BOWDEN, Ted BRAMPTON, Alexander COLLIE, Lorna CURRY, Lucas CURTIS, Lola DACHTLER, Mike DENNISON, William DUMBRELL, Alex DUMBRELL, Ray FRANKS, Christine FRY, Erin GOODWIN, Simon GREENHILL, Olivia HEATLEY, Helene HILL, David HOPPE, Susan HOWARTH, Andrew HOWARTH, Emilie HOWES, Trevor HUGGINS, Gabriel HUXLEY-JENNINGS, Juliette JOWIT, Keira KING, Katie KNOTT, Catelin LE FRANC, Margaret LE FRANC, Courtney LE FRANC, Fiona MCANENA, Grace MORENO-MASEY, Zainab OSAMA, Carmen PALMER, Meera PANCHARATNAM, Julie PAPWORTH, Simon R, Anna SAVILL, Nick SAVILL, James SELL, Merran SELL, Julie SMITH, Jill SMITH, Rowena STENT, Wendy STOKES, Carol SWAFFER, Mike TIVNEN, Lia TYNAN, Colby WALLACE WATERSON, James Oliver WELCH, Dorrie WHITING, Fran WYLDE

Bushy is always in need of volunteers – this week for example we were a little short of marshals but we managed to sort it out. If you fancy it, just drop an e-mail to our latest member of the 500 Club, Pat McGRATH at bushyhelpers@parkrun.com and he’ll put you on the list for that week.

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Our all important shush crew

 

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Fiona gives the First Timer's Briefing to a large crowd

Tourists and other First timers

 

We had 199 visitors doing Bushy for the first time with 37 of those doing their first ever parkrun.
Very prominent amongst us were a lovely group of 48 or so from Kilkenny and Wexford unmissable in their bright fluorescent hats.
Here are some of our very happy visitors this week:

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Kilkenny & Wexford hit the town

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The Irish hit the Pheasantry, whilst someone had to keep their home parkruns going...

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Clapham Pioneers, formed in 2008 and based in Clapham Old Town make the pilgrimage

Milestones

 

500 club
Just one mighty new entrant to the 500 club this week – step forward Pat McGRATH the 94th person to join the 500 Club. For those that don’t know him, Pat he is one of nicest people you could meet and always has a wry smile or funny anecdote to regale you with.

During the week and every week, Pat monitors and sorts out all the various volunteer e-mails that come into the Bushy hub. It’s a huge job as there are 50+ places to fill each week, and many weeks Pat has to call in favours and gently cajole people to fill any gaps. I am thinking a touch of “The Irishman” here. Anyway it is such a crucial role that Pat completes quietly, efficiently and without any fuss week in week out. He probably won’t thank me for saying all this, as he is a very modest man.

As a volunteer coordinator at Bushy I can safely say that the highlight of our week is the Friday evening e-mail from Pat listing who wants to volunteer where, or whether their third cousin from Argyle is visiting and they need to get away early. Such is Pat’s wicked sense of humour and love of life he always includes a hilarious take on recent news, often featuring Donald Trump or whoever happens to be ripe for lampooning that week. Thank you Pat for all that you do for the Bushy parkrun community.

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Pat and his angels

In terms of running, Pat’s parkrun journey started way back on 30 October 2004 in event No 5 of the Bushy Park Time Trial, when there were just 22 runners. Whilst he only posted a relatively modest time that day of 33:39 and finished in 20th position, there is a reason. Pat had seen a notice in the window of the Teddington Sweatshop advertising something called the Bushy Park Time Trial. He made a mental note and thought he would have a go at that. Anyway thinking the event started at 9:15, Pat turns up at 9:10 that Sat morning. No-one is there except the timer. Where is everyone? "Oh you’ve missed it" said the timer, "But if you run round the park you might catch them up." So Pat being Pat he did just that and managed to overtake two people in the process.

Needless to say Pat stormed back the following week (6 Nov 2004) in 21:46 – thus beating his old PB by 11mins 53secs which he says might be a record. Pat came 9th that day, one place ahead of Darren WOOD in 10th who is some 30 years his junior.

Worth noting too that the amazing Wally GARROD was doing his first parkrun that November day 15 years ago and came 15th in 24:38 and a 70.77% age grading to boot. Wally is now on 490 runs and chasing down his own 500.

Pat’s PB is 20:33 (76%) which he posted on 22 January 2005 (Bushy parkrun #17). He was in good company as none other than PSH himself posted a PB that day (19:43) and Peter WEDDERBURN (452 runs) was doing his first parkrun!

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Peter and Pat reunited once again

 

It’s fair to say that Pat would have got to 500 runs much earlier had he not had a problem with his foot which came to a head in 2012 and which forced him to stop running for nearly 18 months. In fact his last parkrun before his forced lay off was 11 August 2012 at Bushy when Andrew BADDELEY finished in 13:48. It was Pat’s 251st parkrun and he had been determined to get to his 250 until the pain got too much.

With no runs at all in 2013, Pat had a successful operation on his foot that year. Come February 2014 his doctor said, well Pat I think you are able to walk on this now, and Pat being Pat, he was out the following Saturday complete with a surgical boot and crutches, and duly hobbled round Bushy parkrun on 8 Feb 2014, posting 42:44 which remains his PW. The pain he says was high – but largely in the upper body - running on crutches is tough.

Finally whilst we are considering the 500 club, David WORTH ran his 500th Bushy parkrun this week (509 total). Well done to David.

250 club

We had four runners do their 250 this week – congratulations to Duncan SCOBLE, Duncan TOMS, Chris JONES and Bhapinder BATH.

Duncan SCOBLE did his first parkrun on 20 April 2013. Duncan has become a bit of a PB King recently – with 5 PBs in his last 7 Bushy starts (overall PB 20:49). He didn’t quite manage one this week but was only 20 secs off. Duncan has toured to 7 different countries including the US where he recently finished second at Weedon Island Preserve parkrun in Florida. As a key member of the Bushy parkrun Core Team it was only fitting that Pat’s celebrations extended to Duncan.

So it was delightful that so many cakes and savouries were made to honour and thank Pat and Duncan. The most amazing cake was prepared by the lovely Ann COWARD:

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The superb cake by Ann Coward

 

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Pat & Duncan with the cake and Carol's lovely shirt biscuits

 

100 Club
Four runners joined the 100 Club. Step forward Steve GARTLAND, Mick OVERYON, Annie PHILLIPS and Joanna TURNBULL. Jo is visually impaired and was joined by some of her friends including VI guides to celebrate this impressive milestone. Well done Jo!

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Jo had a brilliant 100 cake

 

50 Club
Seven runners reached the milestone of 50 this week. Well done to: Richard MUSCAT, Tom CROWLEY, Michael FRIEND, Kaye MOSELEY, Rosa VAZ, Philip Sandford GRAHAM and Megan LEWIS.

10 Club
Well done to Thomas Ffoulkes WILLIAMS, Casper FINNIGAN and Georgie SIMPSON .

 

Personal Bests

 

11 runners on 100 runs or more achieved a PB today. Well done to:

 

Ralph BLACKBOURN VM40-44 73.92% Team Bushy 18:36
Stacey MARSTON  VW40-44 48.83% Bournville Harriers 31:20
Karen COOPER  VW50-54 59.77% Pershore Plum Plodders 29:30
Kishore DESAI VM60-64 62.90%  … 26:25
Emma POOLE VW50-54 74.91% Runnymede Runners 22:23
Vicki GRICE VW35-39 63.72% Lowestoft Road Runners 23:45
Emily TATTERSFIELD JW11-14 68.43%     22:58
Jovun BATH JM15-17 67.56%     20:36
Adrian RANDLE VM45-49 61.23%     23:54
Penny TATTERSFIELD JW15-17 69.39%     22:03
Allen PORTER VM40-44 60.89% Tone Zone Runners 23:06

 

16 people achieved an 80% age grading or more. Well done to:

 

Peter GILES  VM75-79 90.74% Hercules Wimbledon AC 20:53
Dani CHATTENTON SW20-24 88.89% Medway & Maidstone AC 16:39
John MOORE VM55-59 88.01% Norfolk Gazelles AC 18:04
Justn REID VM50-54 87.02% Hercules Wimbledon AC 16:57
Ciara EVERARD  SW25-29 84.89%     17:26
Laurence DUFFY VM55-59 84.80% Stragglers 18:45
Patricia RONKSLEY VW55-59 83.24% Stragglers 22:40
Andrius JAKSEVICIUS VM35-39 83.02% Belgrave Harriers 16:12
Tessa MCCORMICK SW20-24 82.84% Vale Royal AC 17:52
Emma HARRIS VW50-54 82.66% Ranelagh Harriers 20:17
Bernie MULVANY VM60-64 82.22%     19:41
Jonathan CORNISH SM25-29 81.99% Hercules Wimbledon AC 15:44
Polly ADAMS VW50-5481.57%     21:37
Jonty STEGMANN JM15-17 81.24% Thames Turbo Triathlon 16:37
Robert ORTON VM35-39 80.02% Bodmin Road Runners 16:56
Shirley BUCKLEY VW55-59 80.00% Stragglers 23:15

Stats of the day Bushy parkrun #817

 

1,281 parkrunners – 1,212 identified, 69 unknown (DFYB!) (5% of the field).

How many?
• Of the 1,212 identified parkrunners, there were:
• 104 Juniors aged under 18 (9%)
• 183 Seniors aged 18-34 (15%)
• 925 Vets aged 35-89 (76%)
• 508 females (42%) and 704 males (58%)

Weather conditions

• Umbrella quotient: 0 out of 5
• Temperature: 4˚C, misty then sunny, cold

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Many thanks to Duncan Scoble, Jason Nourse, Carol Dickinson, Wendy Stokes and Kilkenny/Wexford runners for their photos.

See you next week!

Andrew Howarth

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Run Report Event No 816 – 23 November 2019

 

Little Feats

 

Weather/conditions: Muddy and leafy underfoot; squally

 

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“When all the world is old, lad; And all the trees are brown”

 

A few years ago I was driving back from Teddington through Bushy Park when I saw a phalanx of runners tearing down Chestnut Avenue. Not being a runner, I had no idea who they were but from the warmth of the car, it all looked keen and impressive.  I made a mental note to ask Louise when I got to work on the Monday. Louise (122 runs) told me it was parkrun and that I should sign up and get down some time. I said I would and then didn’t.

 

The next time it came up was during a discussion at work about things that were genuinely “world class”. Amanda (98 runs) said she thought parkrun was a good example of a world class thing. This was February 2013 and Amanda’s remark must have lodged in my head because by April 13th I had registered and was running my first parkrun. I say “running” but I’m pretty sure I walked a bit just to get my breath and youth back: in those days, there were no defibs. But I could tell it was good fun with no pretence and I could easily imagine the endorphin rush becoming a habit. I was back again on the 20th and duly did a PB. In October of that year, on my 20th run, I did my last PB. It was on the Chestnut Avenue course and I remember getting to Teddington Gate thinking I was going going at a right good clip. Since then, the birthdays and the beers have caught up with me in a way they haven’t caught out with those still doing PBs in their late 200s!

 

But to be honest, I’ve slowly come to the realisation that while the time on any given Saturday is interesting, parkrun is about so much more. Over the years I've persuaded friends and family to join me walking, running or volunteering and many of them have stuck with it (and me). There’s my good mate Steve (182 runs) who finally gave in to my pestering and came down in April 2014. He needed no persuasion to come the following week and in September of that year he equalled our private world record for PR and in October he took it off me and has held it ever since.

 

And there’s Micky (221), fellow Strabane man, now living in Glasgow. Micky’s 57, runs all over Scotland’s beaches and hills and has come home first in 3 parkruns. On my 250th on that dreadful morning last December he turned up having come straight from the Caledonian Sleeper and skipped around in no time.

 

Or poor Dave up in Birkenhead. Retired and happy as a sandboy but stuck on 99 due to injury. He’ll be down to BP on Dec 7th for the first time and I fancy he might hobble around and clock up the century. He and I will be chasing another friend, Neil (51 runs), who turns up once a year to see if he can beat us all without breaking sweat. In that little contest there’ll also be Nick who is parkrunner no. 1000 or something and who came back to parkrun recently.

 

And Ian (76 runs) who was a 3hr marathon man back in the day before GPS timing. These days and despite his calf and achilles giving him jip, he’s a 22/23 man at Widnes or Runcorn with his wife Kerry (125 runs).

 

I went down to Guildford last March to run with Clare (147) and Philip (93). Stoke Park is a tough parkrun in the mud. That place really found me out.

 

I enjoyed the runs at Fountains Abbey, along the cliffs near Bridlington and the windswept beach at Portrush. I have yet to get to Bere Island or Inch Beach and hundreds of other parkruns waiting to be run/walked/survived. There was a time not so along ago when it might have been possible to “collect” them all but that’s looking harder and harder now and that has to be a good thing, a world class thing. Good luck to anyone entertaining the notion.

 

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Just before the off

 
This Saturday it was back to Bushy on a dank November morning – there’s no better place to be. Bushy on a Saturday is like Bedford Falls in “It’s A Wonderful Life”: all the usual faces are there and where would we be without them. I was nursing a back strain so I was happy to hang back (ahem) and get round in my own time.

 

I had a natter with Simon (609) taking it easy as his dog is still getting used to pr. The dog is in good, experienced hands.

 

Sue (27) from Thames Ditton had been encouraged into pr by her husband and was enjoying the miserable weather as much as anyone.

 

Elaine was over from Belfast and loving the BP atmosphere.

 

Mike told me he was invited to the first parkrun but stayed in bed. It must have been like missing Apollo 11, I said but Mike wasn’t worried and he power-walked on his way.
 

Michelle was enjoying getting out for a run for the first time since having her first child and had enough left for a sprint to the line.

 

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Clockwise: Mike, Elaine, Michelle and Sue

 

Joy (254) was there in her own-knitted hat with the parkrun colours while husband Donald (267) had scooted on ahead.

 

And then, just as I got to the last 200m I heard a shout of encouragement from what I assumed was an Aussie. Turns out it was Andy (55) from Shepherd’s Bush. We laughed at my mistake and had a natter about pr as we waited in the funnel. We agreed that parkrun was the best there is: open to all no matter your colour, age, size, wealth, your anything. I said that for one hour every Saturday you know everybody even if you’ve never met them. Andy said that if life were like parkrun it would be great. He’s right: shared endeavour, mutual support and no-one left behind.

 

There’s a lot of talk about uniting the country and going back to the dreamland that we had before June 2016. I don’t know about that but for one hour or so on Saturday, even on a damp day in November, it feels to me that there is one place where we really can be together.

 

There was some parkrun-related coverage in the news this week.

 

“The best public health initiative in years”

 

RSA award the Albert Medal to PSH

https://www.thersa.org/events/2019/092/a-social-movement-for-the-common-good

 

“Global” epidemic of childhood inactivity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50466061

 

 

Some Stats

 

There were 29 brand new parkrunners on Saturday.

 

And 50 volunteers – thanks to all for coming out on such a moody day.
 

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Can’t happen without the volunteers. The pooch is Rum Punch

 

 

Milestones

300: Kevin Quinn

250: Tim Hurdle, Michael Hutchinson, Jim Holder, Jonathan Pallas

200: Mike Hipkin, James Ronaldson

100: Kate Darby, Richard Darby, Emily Campbell, Linda Binneman, Amy Cross, Jonathan Haggart, Peter Hancock

50: Iain McMillan, Laura LaFrenais, Diane Branch, Julian Tams, Ann Rush, Jenny Thellusson, Fatima Drammeh, Katrina Davies, Louise Bennett

10: Reuben Mildon, Frida Jenns, Raya Gruedeva, Hannah Syrad

 

The following runners came back with WFAs above 80% - hats off

 

35 Laurence Duffy 18:49 55-59 84.50%
15 Andrew Edge 17:34 50-54 83.97%
209 Amanda Isaacs 22:36 55-59 83.48%
3 Andrius Jaksevicius 16:08 35-39 83.37%
127 Polly Adams 21:17 50-54 82.85%
1 Jake Shelley 15:44 25-29 81.99%
249 Teresa Willcox 23:08 55-59 81.56%
70 Bernie Mulvany 20:02 60-64 80.78%
27 Eoin O'Connell 18:15 45-49 80.18%

 

 More Pics

 

Apologies to Jacob and his grandad. I had a phone failure on the way home and your photo has disappeared into the ether. Sorry about that but great running and hopefully see you again.

 

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Clockwise: Amanda and Steve; Tim in his shades; our tailwalker all the way from Australia; Dan and Johnny

 

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Clockwise: Runners from Maidenhead; a posse from Bridgend, S Wales who had left home at 5am; Michael Hutchinson, daughter and boyfriend – team Hutch - celebrating Mike’s 250th and brothers James and Nick from S London

 

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Clockwise: Pat (right) on his 499th run; Dawn and John down from Leicester and doing parkruns all over the place; the Mayor of Richmond with members of the Hampton Wick Walking Club; Bob in trademark hat and new shades

 

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Clockwise: Joy wins hat of the week despite Ray’s late entry in the background; Stephanie after her first pr; Keryl and Brett from NT, Australia had diverted to Bushy on their tour of Europe; Lesley (again) from Maidenhead was briefly lost until she spotted the Christmas trees – that was where she’d parked!

 

Can’t believe the Christmas trees are back. Where did the year go?

 

Same time next week?

“Listen to the hummingbird – don’t listen to me.” Thanks to Leonard.

 

Kevin Quinn

 

 

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