Report Event No 880 – 11 June 2022

A Volunteer Special

The first week in June was National Volunteers Week; a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you. I thought it would be nice therefore to use this addition of the run report to highlight the roles of the volunteers and to say thank you for their support.

ANYONE can, and is encouraged, to volunteer at parkrun. No special skills are required and there is no ongoing commitment. To make the cogs of Bushy parkrun turn smoothly, we require over 60 volunteers each week. We are lucky to have a fair number of young people volunteering as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award programme. It has to be said, that some weeks, without them, we would be struggling to fill the positions.

The day before this parkrun, our wonderful coordinator of all volunteers, Pat, sent out a final plea email because we still had quite a few gaps on the roster. So please do consider volunteering, even if its only two or three times a year, it will make a big difference. Please email us if you would like to get involved and volunteer or speak to the Volunteer Coordinators by the Welcome flag.

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Pleading over, it's now time to say thank you to all the volunteers this week: Richard BATEDonald BELLNick BLANCHARDShirley BUCKLEYLauren BURKEJonathan BURSONJocelyn COLLIERuby COLQUHOUNNicolette CRINALLCarol DICKINSONDeirdre DOEJack EDWARDSSam EDWARDSRobert EVESONZoe Alison FAIZJake FOXErin GOODWINRichard GRAYStella HAMMONDMac HARROWELLJulie HAWORTHRobby HEDGESJack HINDEAndrew HOWARTHSusan HOWARTHGabriel HUXLEY-JENNINGSDewi JAMESAli KENNEDYLeonie KENNEDYKatie KNOTTCatelin LE FRANCMargaret LE FRANCAmanda LITTLECOTTAmelia MACFARLANEFiona MCANENARodney Howard MCCULLOCHJackie MELIASteve MILLERSimon MORTONDiane MULLENRyan MULLENJoseph MURPHYIsaac NOVELLKeara-Valentine O'BRIENRay O'NEILLCarmen PALMERJeremy PALMERRichard PATIENTTricia POWERSRosie RENDALLVerity RIDINGJames SELLPhoebe STOKESMatt SUNGAlexander SWEETINGCharlie THOMASAlexa TYNANSimon WALLWORKFi WEBSTERBill WOODS

So, as promised, a homage to the volunteers. Firstly, a big thanks to Pat who coordinates all the volunteer requests and completes the roster every week and has done so for many years.

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Today's Volunteer Coordinators were Verity and Steve, along with Jake. Their job is to check that everyone who signed up for the roster has turned up and knows what they are doing.

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Diane is a funnel manager and is getting the 'gate' ready. Ryan has the letters ready to give out when the gates are switched. Sounds complicated, but anyone wanting a go will be shown what to do.

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Andy, one of our Event Directors, assisted by Leonie (who was also a funnel manager), doing the pre-event set-up which involves lining up the speakers and setting out the start line. Run Director (and also mother of Leonie) Ali, in the background.

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Time is ticking on now and Nick gathers together all the first timers and Bushy visitors to explain the course, and importantly, where coffee can be found after the run.

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Gathering at the start are Fiona and Simon who both volunteer as guide runners for those who have a visual impairment. Today they are running with Jo and Alan. Fiona is always keen to add more volunteers to the guide roster, so again, please speak to us if you are interested.

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Nearly time for the start, and Run Director for this week, Ali, briefs the assembled multitude.

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Two of our DofE Volunteers Dewi and Jack making sure that nobody runs into the bin at the start before going off to tail walk. All parkruns have tail walkers to ensure that no one gets lost or left beind.

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Rosie was our third tailwalker today.

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The Marshalls

We have marshalls at strategic points along to course so that everyone knows where they are going. It's great fun being a marshall, your main role is to clap and cheer and encourage everyone along. It has to be said that there is a serious part to volunteering too. All volunteers wear high-vis jackets so they can be easily seen as well as a lanyard with the phone number of the Run Director, just in case there is an emergency.

At the 1km mark we have Bushy regular Zoe

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Ensuring that we all turn left, not right, Erin and Katie

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At the point where those who are more my pace can see the fast runners turning for home, we had Isaac, Alexander and Phoebe.

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At Elizabeth corner (named after one of our great supporters from the care home opposite) we had parkrun regular, Shirley.

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At Teddington Gate, Nicolette and Robby, with Ray and Matt keeping people away from the tree line along Chestnut Avenue.

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Turning towards the 4K mark on Cobblers Walk was Fi and at the turn where we have 800 metres to go were Deirdre and Sam accompanied by small dog!

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Last but definitely not least, Donald, a Busy Park Stalwart who kindly stood in at the last minute for the original marshall.

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The Finish

We have a team of funnel managers who 'gently' try to move everyone along the funnel so we don't have runners backing over the finish line. We also 'encourage' people not to duck out of the funnel as this messes up the times of everyone behind - who knew it was so complex?!

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Rodney watching for a gap to 'switch the gate'

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We have two timers clocking everyone that crosses the line, not an easy job at all, particularly around 25 minutes when a huge bulk of the runners finish. Today's timers were Lauren and Amelia.

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A team of scanners 'beeping' finish tokens and barcodes.

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Tokens taken over to the table to be sorted by Joseph and Mac.

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Sue and Ruby had been feverishly handing out tokens to finishers. Now as the rate of finishers slows down, Sue is able to bring the tokens down to the finish line. Similarly Catelin who had been in the team of scanners, now comes to greet the final finishers.

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Finally, someone has to pack all the kit away and take it home to store for next Saturday. Today it was the turn of Carol, who has volunteered at parkrun nearly 400 times, as well as running it over 500 times!! Carol can often be seen bringing her wonderful homemade banana cake for the volunteers. Lovely gesture, and much appreciated. Carol doesn't always walk around with a glass of prosecco, (just some of the time) this was from another runner's milestone celebration, more of which later.

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 Visitors

There were 1107 runners and walkers on a lovely sunny parkrun morning with a lot of visitors joining the run today. Walking down to the start I couldn't help but notice a dinosaur among the runners. The dinosaur turned out to be Mark who explained that he was wearing the costume for 24 hours to help support his wife Nina to raise money for Princess Alice Hospice. Mark had already commuted home from London as a dinosaur the day before, and was now going to run a 5K. The before and after shots demonstrate just how hard it was! It certainly didn't help that his fan broke half way round. Well done Mark.IMG_6819

 

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Joining us from Leeds, Samantha and Craig.

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We had a large contingent from Tczew parkrun in Poland. One of the members of the group explained to me that they are from a small town of 60,000 inhabitants and the previous week they had 1000 people at their parkrun, second place in Poland, quite a feat.

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A great group from Gorey parkrun

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I came across more visitors during the run. Unfortunately my technology let me down (or it may have been user error) so I'm afraid I don't have your names.

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I'm pretty sure that this duo were from Cleethorpes and Hartlepool

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I met this cheerful group from Orpington who had just finished and were admiring the park.

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And finally a group from Colchester Castle parkrun, whose names I did catch L - R, Hannah, Neil, Bret, Rob, Ben,Tania.

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I understand that we also had quite a big group from Hayle parkrun. Unfortunately public transport let them down and they raced across the start line just after 'the off'. I managed to catch one of your group on the way round; we hope you enjoyed your visit.

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The Run - can you spot yourself?

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Milestones and celebrations

I spotted two celebrations today, firstly Antonia celebrating her 350th run along with Nick celebrating his 50th.

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Milestones reached this week:

25 runs

9
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
6/623
71.60% age grade
18:01
PB 17:50
87
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
76/623
68.58% age grade
21:10
First Timer!
181
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
154/623
57.40% age grade
22:58
PB 22:44
198
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
168/623
59.70% age grade
23:12
PB 21:35
248
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
210/623
61.18% age grade
23:55
PB 22:02
264
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Male
220/623
60.47% age grade
24:12
PB 21:45
318
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Female
44/434
59.08% age grade
25:03
New PB!
483
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Female
97/434
54.64% age grade
27:07
PB 25:45
700
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Female
192/434
62.51% age grade
30:11
New PB!
730
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Female
206/434
48.26% age grade
30:42
PB 29:15
989
25 parkruns | Member of the 25 Club
Female
362/434
38.96% age grade
38:02
PB 34:12

50 runs

271
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Male
227/623
63.24% age grade
24:18
PB 20:58
328
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Male
263/623
56.32% age grade
25:11
PB 19:02
413
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Male
323/623
55.64% age grade
26:18
PB 24:55
431
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Male
333/623
54.75% age grade
26:31
PB 23:19
512
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Male
382/623
62.80% age grade
27:28
PB 26:43
515
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Female
109/434
53.85% age grade
27:29
PB 22:41
673
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Male
464/623
43.35% age grade
29:50
PB 26:56
685
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Female
186/434
52.94% age grade
30:00
PB 28:14
737
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Female
209/434
53.79% age grade
30:48
First Timer!
777
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Male
504/623
46.83% age grade
31:30
New PB!
938
50 parkruns | Member of the 50 Club
Female
330/434
42.86% age grade
35:28
First Timer!
953
Male
572/623
46.53% age grade
36:02
First Timer!

100 Runs

69
100 parkruns | Member of the 100 Club
Male
61/623
69.90% age grade
20:46
First Timer!
576
100 parkruns | Member of the 100 Club
Female
140/434
63.51% age grade
28:30
PB 24:24

Finally a very jolly 40th birthday celebration for Louise, with very good cake (thank you)!

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That's it for this week

See you Saturday to do it all over again!

Stella

Don't forget you can now follow us on Instagram
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Twitter at: www.twitter.com/bushyparkrun
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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

 

 

 

Report Event No 874 – 30 April 2022

Just a perfect day

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

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

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

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

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Paul Sinton-Hewitt with Jonah.

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

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Mark joined us from Central Queensland

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Christopher from Neckarufer parkrun in Germany

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Maria from Australia and Nigel and Wendy from New Zealand

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1061 runners ready on the start line

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

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

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

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

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Paul cheered on by volunteers Richard and Sadie.

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The home straight round the pond

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At the finish

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

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The funnel doing its job

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This young man from Turkey doing his first parkrun

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

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

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

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

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

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 Milestones

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

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Completing 25 runs today

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

A PB for Jonah, smashing his previous personal best

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Completing 50 parkruns today

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

Charlotte celebrating her 50th run with sister Katherine

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Completing 100 parkruns today

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

 

First 5 men...

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

1st 5 women

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

1st 5 boys

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

1st 5 girls

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

Over 80% - women

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

That's it for another week.

Just another reminder that we always welcome more volunteers.

Stella Hammond

Don't forget you can now follow us on Instagram
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Twitter at: www.twitter.com/bushyparkrun
and for Bushy parkrun on facebook
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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 868 – 19 March 2022

Spring is finally here

A beautiful morning for running round the park, and 1112 runners agreed!

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A lovely atmosphere this morning as runners and volunteers assembled under blue skies and lovely spring sunshine. Walking down to the start this morning, I couldn't miss the numerous bright green tops which turned out to belong to a large contingent of visitors from Milton Keynes, The Redway Runners (named as such as they mostly run around the 'redways' of Milton Keynes).

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Another group of visitors joining us today were the Blackwater Valley Runners from Aldershot.

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I met another extraordinary lady, Ange, who had just completed 5 marathons in 5 days to support the Motor Neurone Disease Association, and then turned up with her friends to complete parkrun and celebrate Gary's 250th run. The four friends Gary, Liz, Ange and Simon met when doing a spot of parkrun tourism in Inverness.

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It was a morning for visitors - I met a group from Cranleigh - we hope you enjoyed your morning with us.

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The last group I found were actually at the finish, the Blackburn Road Runners. A lovely friendly group who had a great run despite it being the 'morning after the night before'!

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And so to the start, a lovely colourful sight under the bright blue sky.

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Meanwhile, the finishing touches are being put on the funnel and the barcode scanners are waiting for their briefing.

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I hopped on my bike and went up to the 'pinch point', the part where the slower runners like me who have about 3.5K to go, get to see the very speedy runners turn for the finish with 800 metres to go!

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Spot Carol pacing 31 minutes and Dave 33 minutes in the photos above.  Thanks to all our pacers today (odd numbers for an odd month on the third Saturday of the month).

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Here comes Alex on the Lead bike followed by the eventual 1st and 2nd place runners, Mohamed and Georgia who both ran extraordinary times, 16:11 and 16:14 respectively.

This was a PB for Mohamed, and an amazing 91.17% age grade for first timer Georgia - very well done both of you.

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Now the rest of the field stream down Cobbler's Walk heading towards the finish.

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Finally across the finish line and into the funnel.

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TODAY'S MILESTONES

Joining the 50 Club

Congratulations to the following runners for completing 50 runs today:

Mark WHELAN
Stuart BOYNE
Evan CULLEN
Keshav RAMDUNY

Joining the 100 Club

I spotted Chrissie Shepherd crossing the finishing line with Sam.

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Anna Price also completed her 100th run today

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Congratulations on completing 100 runs also go to:

Rob CARMICHAEL
Phil ROEBUCK
Jadie STONE
Tara FAIRBAIRN
Sophie DENTON
Philip STONE
Nina WATERS

Joining the 250 Club

Very well done:

Gary MORAN
Rovena NDREU (below)

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Finally, many congratulations to Charles Worth (below) for completing 500 runs today, an amazing achievement and still an elite club.

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The Results

Ably uploaded by Run Director Lucy

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1st finishers

Men

Mohamed HASHI 00:16:11 SM25-29 79.71%
Craig JARMAN 00:16:16 SM30-34 80.23%
Ryan KEANE 00:16:18 SM30-34 79.35%

Women

Georgia BELL 00:16:14 SW25-29 91.17%
Gina GALBRAITH 00:18:36 VW45-49 85.39%
Lucy HOSEASON 00:19:07 SW18-19 78.29%

Boys

Jake VALKENBURG 00:17:21 JM15-17 80.21%
Tom MYTHEN 00:17:55 JM11-14 82.98%
Arthur MILLES 00:19:05 JM15-17 71.79%

Girls

Jenna BAILEY 00:19:23 JW11-14 81.08%
Isabel MELBOURNE 00:22:38 JW11-14 71.94%
Brooke TAYLOR 00:23:37 JW15-17 64.78%

Age Grade performances

Well done to all those who achieved fantastic age grades over 80%

Judy M. NUTTING 00:30:31 VW80-84 91.75%
Georgia BELL 00:16:14 SW25-29 91.17%
Mike ANDERSON 00:19:23 VM65-69 86.50%
Polly ADAMS 00:21:07 VW55-59 85.71%
Gina GALBRAITH 00:18:36 VW45-49 85.39%
Ramona THEVENET 00:23:33 VW60-64 83.58%
Tom MYTHEN 00:17:55 JM11-14 82.98%
John MAYOCK 00:18:07 VM50-54 82.06%
Darren BRADLEY 00:18:17 VM50-54 81.95%
Mike DENNISON 00:20:20 VM60-64 81.72%
Ruth HUTTON 00:22:32 VW55-59 81.43%
Daniel JOHNSON 00:18:34 VM50-54 81.42%
Jenna BAILEY 00:19:23 JW11-14 81.08%
Christine FLYNN 00:26:38 VW65-69 80.91%
Scott FORSYTH 00:19:02 VM55-59 80.74%
Craig JARMAN 00:16:16 SM30-34 80.23%
Jake VALKENBURG 00:17:21 JM15-17 80.21%

The Volunteers

As always we are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen. Usually events run smoothly, but occasionally we do have an incident out on the course and that's where are volunteers are especially important. Our thanks go to Suzanne Green and Martin Nicholds who dealt with a couple of incidents today swiftly and efficiently.

Why not get involved and volunteer?

Today's Volunteers: Andrew ALLENChloe BAYLISJoy BELLMarisa BILLETTPhil BLUERDaphne BOYLEMark BOYLEShirley BUCKLEYThomas CASSIDYRachel CHURNEYLiz COLLISONRuby COLQUHOUNCarol DICKINSONChloe EAGANSadie EVANSAva EVENSENAlex FERGUSSONCasper FINNIGANErin GOODWINNicola GOSCOMBSuzanne GREENSophie GREENWOODStella HAMMONDMac HARROWELLOliver HESTERHeather Lynn HORLERAndrew HOWARTHSusan HOWARTHCharlotte INGYONPam JARMANLouis JOLLLucy KATESMARKAmelia MACFARLANEPeter MARTINMarina MARTINEZ-BARROSORodney Howard MCCULLOCHSteve MILLERChristopher MODOODiane MULLENJoseph MURPHYMartin NICHOLDSGeorge NOBLEKeara-Valentine O'BRIENOwain OSMOND GILLAMJeremy PALMERSian PRITCHARDRosie RENDALLJames RIMMERViv ROOTDuncan SCOBLEFiona SCOTTJames SELLRosemary SHEPHERDDiana SMITHWendy STOKESCarol SWAFFERAlexander SWEETINGLucy THATCHERAlex TICKELLGraham TITCOMBEHenry TYSONColin WOODS

And that's it, nothing left to do but have coffee in the sun!

Stella Hammond

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Return of Bushy parkrun – 24 July 2021

We are all looking forward to welcoming you back to Bushy parkrun on 24 July.

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.

Course adjustment

For conservation reasons to avoid compaction of the tree roots, we are asked to avoid running and walking under the leaf canopy of the trees on Chestnut Avenue between Teddington Gate (approx. 3k) to the left turn onto Cobblers Walk (approx. 3.5k), including avoiding the path under the trees. There will be tape, cones and marshals on this stretch encouraging the field to run or walk down the open strip of grass away from the trees, and not on the road or the path.

Start

The start will move right towards the playground, to avoid damage to the anthills just beyond the old start. Please be mindful of the bin and benches just outside the toilets at the start. Marshals will be present to guide you safely past them. Runners and walkers are kindly invited to position themselves at the start according to their expected finish position - with faster runners at the front and vice versa.

Volunteers

We are looking to fill the vacant positions and welcome hearing from you if you are able to help. We particularly welcome additional scanners as under the Covid-19 framework under which we are operating, more scanners are required. Pls email bushy@parkrun.com if you can help.

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.

Very best regards,

Bushy parkrun

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Run Report Event No 834 – 14 March 2020

Still Muddy

 

A glimpse of sunshine as Andy gives his run brief.

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But out there, the course is still rather muddy and damp as beautifully illustrated on the legs of today's course checker!

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Course checker is just one of the many volunteer positions that need filling each week. Please do check the roster and see if there is a job that you would like to do. If you are unsure, then email bushyhelpers@parkrun.com and Pat, our friendly Volunteer Coordinator will be happy to assist you.

Thank you to those of you who volunteered today: Rosanna BARTLETT, Jack BENNETT, Nick BLANCHARD, Allan BRAY, Lou COAKER, Alexander COLLIE, Julia CURLEY, Deirdre DOE, Fred William DRAPER, Zoe Alison FAIZ, Janice FRANKS, Ray FRANKS, Christine FRY, Sam FUTCHER, Amelia GOODWIN, Erin GOODWIN, Paige GOODWIN, Stella HAMMOND, Bianca HOLLIS, Emilie HOWES, Melanie HOWES, Trevor HUGGINS, Gabriel HUXLEY-JENNINGS, Stephen IGGLESDEN, Iris JOHONSON, Robbie JONES, Jack KENNEDY, Keira KING, Amy KING-HALE, Katie KNOTT, Catelin LE FRANC, Courtney LE FRANC, Margaret LE FRANC, Rachael MACKLEARN, Susie MCNICOL, Sophia MONS, Grace MORENO-MASEY, Diane MULLEN, Megan PORTER, Kevin QUINN, Ian RILEY, Emily RIMMER, Abbie ROSS, Duncan SCOBLE, Toni SHEW, Carol SWAFFER, Charlotte THOMSON, Richard VAN DER LEEDEN, Heather WALLINGTON, Rowan WALSH, James Oliver WELCH, Dorrie WHITING, Katherine WILDE, Laura WILDE, Alice WILSON, Andrew John WINGATE, Maja WOSZCZAK

Two more volunteers, Jan and Carol ready to give out tokens to the 1,148 runners who took part today.

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Some lovely photos out on the course taken by Brigid Hibberd

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Ladies in tutus! Must be a celebration - all will be revealed!

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Amongst the visitors today were Stacey Kite and three generations of her family who had travelled down from Leeds to run at Bushy parkrun.

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Also joining us today were a group from Lordshill Road Runners (Southampton). Abbie was a member of the group and was celebrating her 100th run today, well done Abbie.

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From Derbyshire, the Smalley Road Runners

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Achievements

Welcome to the 157 new visitors to Bushy Park.

94 Bushy PBs this week - many congratulations to you all. Worthy of a mention is PB regular David Gannon; 369 parkruns and still improving his PB. Jealous!

3 of this week's Bushy regulars have run over 1,500 times between them, and each achieved impressive age grades of over 80%. Congratulations to Ruth HUTTON  (87.15%), Polly ADAMS  (82.14%) and Jeremy PALMER (80.59%).

 

Milestones

5 runners reached the 250 milestone. Many congratulations to Mark COOP, Graham LAND, Kishore DESAI, Shaun FRY and Lorraine DILLAMORE. Graham and Shaun were running Bushy for the first time - come back soon!.

Lorraine Dillamore, a Bushy parkrun regular, celebrated her 250th run in style wearing a very fetching coloured tutu. The supporting cast dressed to match and certainly brightened up the proceedings. Very well done Lorraine.

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Photos courtesy of Wendy Stokes
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9 athletes reached their 100 milestone. Congratulations to Jane WHITROW who topped it with a PB - come back again soon!. Also achieving the milestone were Christopher BEAVIS, Abbigail DENT, James TRUEMAN, Nyree STEWART-BEAVIS, Mandy RAMSDEN, David BRIGHT, Clive NAISH and Rachel GREGORY.

Just 3 athletes to have a 50 t-shirt in the post this week. Well done Lianne FLYNN, Alec BROOM and Catherine REAY

Receiving their 10 Milestone t-shirt: Jacob KEMP-POTTER (JM10), Alice KEMP-POTTER (JW10) and Iris WHITE (JW10), all with very impressive times. Many congratulations to you.

Final photo by Brigid - spring has sprung!

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That's it for another week. I should finish by saying, that for the current position regarding COVID-19 and implications for parkrun events, please see https://www.parkrun.com/news and the parkrun social media pages below.

Stella Hammond

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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 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 814 – 9 November 2019

First Frost of the Season

A lovely crisp and rather chilly autumn day greeted us this morning.

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Arriving at 8.30, the park was still shrouded in fog, but the sun threatened to break through. Thanks to Rodney McCulloch for the two beautifully taken photos.

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Fifteen minutes later, and the fog melted away just in time for Nick to give his briefing to the first timers.

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Meanwhile, back at the finish, Ray was giving funnel management instructions to two of our wonderful Duke of Edinburgh volunteers.

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This week, we were all very fortunate that 19 lovely DofE young people got out of bed early on a Saturday morning to help ensure the smooth running of Bushy parkrun. Without their help, we would be struggling for volunteers some weeks. If you would like to help as a marshal or scanner or in one of the many other positions, please sign up as a volunteer. You don't have to help on a regular basis, just every now and then is fine, there is no commitment. Have a look at the volunteer rota which is available on the Bushy parkrun website under 'Volunteering' https://www.parkrun.org.uk/bushy/futureroster and see if there is anything you fancy. Drop an email to Pat at bushyhelpers@parkrun.com and he will add your name.

Many thanks to all the volunteers this week:

Anand AGGARWAL, Joy BELL, Jack BENNETT, Nick BLANCHARD, Ted BRAMPTON, Tony CATON, Carolyn COOPER-BURROWS, Lucas CURTIS, Lola DACHTLER, William DUMBRELL, Alex DUMBRELL, Paddy FITZPATRICK, Ray FRANKS, Janice FRANKS, Christine FRY, Paige GOODWIN, Stella HAMMOND, Samantha HANLEY, Olivia HEATLEY, David HOPPE, Andrew HOWARTH, Emilie HOWES, Gabriel HUXLEY-JENNINGS, Lucy KATESMARK, Bert KIDWELL, Katie KNOTT, Catelin LE FRANC, Margaret LE FRANC, Selma LEE, Angela MACSON, Stephen MARFLEET, Fiona MCANENA, Steve MILLER, Trevor MITCHELL, Grace MORENO-MASEY, Diane MULLEN, Zainab OSAMA, Meera PANCHARATNAM, Hannah ROBERTSON, Nick ROWE, Anna SAVILL, Nick SAVILL, Merran SELL, James SELL, Julie SMITH, Jonathan SMITH, Jonty STEGMANN, Carol SWAFFER, Lucy THATCHER, Alex TICKELL, Lia TYNAN, Colby WALLACE WATERSON, Simon WALLWORK, James Oliver WELCH, James WHISTLER, Dorrie WHITING, Andrew John WINGATE

AN APPEAL on behalf of WRAP UP LONDON

Some of you may have noticed Bushy parkrun regular Julie Papworth, stuffing coats into her boot this morning. This is because Julie has kindly volunteered to collect unwanted coats on behalf of the Wrap up London appeal. Coats are then distributed to homeless people who may be very much in need as the weather gets colder. If you are able to donate an unwanted coat to the appeal, Julie will again be collecting at Bushy parkrun on Saturday 16th November. You will be able to find Julie by the Volunteer Station (bin)! In case you are unsure who Julie is - see below.  Thank you for your support.

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....and now to the run

A total of 1331 of us set off at 9.00am to enjoy what had become a lovely morning (of course, it's parkrun day).

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Amongst our numbers were 32 First Timers - welcome to you all, hope you enjoyed it and will be back next week. One first timer who definitely had a good time was Georgina who was encouraged to come along to parkrun by her friend Neo.

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Another First Timer to be congratulated is Sophie. She had been round before in a buggy, but this was the first time she had gone round on two feet - brilliant, especially as Sophie is only 5 years old, well done Sophie.

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MILESTONES

10 RUNS

Junior runners who will be getting their 10 tee-shirts:

Isla, (JW 11-14) a Durham City Harrier, who was visiting today with her family and friends (you can see her picture in 'Today's Visitors'). Isla has completed 24 junior and 10 senior parkruns and today ran in an impressive time of 27:04, an age grade of 61.45%. Well done Isla.

Lexi (JW 10), a Bushy parkrun regular, is also to be congratulated today. Lexi has completed 16 junior and 10 Senior parkruns - fantastic achievement, well done Lexi.

50 RUNS

Congratulations to:

Oliver JACKMAN
Kate HOLMES (visiting Bushy Park for the first time today, from usual parkrun at Richmond - welcome Kate)
Steve LORDE
Charlotte FRAMPTON
Alex MAY

I spotted Alex proudly holding his '50' balloon at the start - well done Alex.

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100 RUNS

Lorna OLIVER
Annabel CROUCH
Kelly BURKE (pictured below)

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and Gavin SLATER (pictured below)

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PERSONAL BESTS

An amazing 104 of you achieved a PB this week - congratulations to you all. A special 'well done' should go to Ralph Blackbourn who has done nearly 300 runs and today achieved a PB. There is hope for us all! Well done also to Emma Poole and Georgina Lever who also achieved PBS and have both completed over 200 runs.

THE 80% AND OVER GROUP

Well done to the runners below who managed to achieve an impressive age grade of 80% and above.

Simon BAINES 88.52%
Pamela WHITTER 87.68%
Laurence DUFFY 85.10%
Andrius JAKSEVICIUS 84.50%
Vincent RIVIERE 84.10%
Polly ADAMS 84.03%
Ross FRANKS 81.82%
Stephen JACKSON 81.31%
Patricia RONKSLEY 81.15%
Luke PIKETT 81.06%
Jonathan MAINWARING 80.88%
Szymon CHOJNACKI 80.75%
Shirley BUCKLEY 80.46%

SOME OF TODAY'S VISITORS

Visiting us today from Guernsey - Francis

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From Brisbane - Stuart

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From Ryazan, Russia - Anna and Constantin

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From Splinters Running Group - Clare, Karen, Alice and Jenny

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From Durham - 'Durham Mum's on the run', Abigail and Vics, Elvert Striders, Rory and Corrine, and from Durham City Harriers, Isla (10 Parkruns today) and Lewis who is one parkrun behind his sister having achieved 9 senior runs and a fantastic 30 junior parkruns. Today Lewis (JM10) also had a great run time of 24:10, and age grade of 67.66% - well done Lewis - 10 tee-shirt next week.

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From 'Parkrun Laughs' a group of runners who met on Facebook and created a Group. Their group page states that they are a group dedicated to laughing along with parkrun - what could be better?! The group today hailed from across the country, and they all looked to be fulfilling their remit - lovely to meet you.

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We also had a running champion in our midst today. Charlotte Purdue and her training group joined us for parkrun. Charlotte has an impressive career history and is the UK junior record holder for the 10,000 m with a time of 32:36.75 minutes (quicker than my 5K)! This year Charlotte was 10th in the London marathon in an amazing time of 2:25:38.

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TIME TO GO HOME

The last bar-code is scanned and the volunteers troop off for their well earned coffee at The Pheasantry

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One lucky volunteer also gets to take home all the kit - and bring it back again next week!

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A special thanks to Una who is with us whatever the weather to help collect and sort the tokens. Here she is on her way to The Pheasantry, ably assisted by Les.

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The work isn't over yet. All the tokens, all 1331 of them, have to be sorted into groups of 50 ready for next week. This is mostly done over convivial conversation, a warm drink and frequently a sneaky bacon sarnie - well that's why we run isn't it?!

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Finally, some shots of the Woodland Garden with beautiful Autumn trees, to remind us, as if we need it, how lucky we are to have such a beautiful park in which to run.

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See you next week

Stella Hammond

 

Christmas and New Year

We're pleased to let everyone know that as in previous years, we will be hosting a parkrun at Bushy on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day, both will start at 9am.

On Christmas Day we'll be providing minced pies and mulled wine and as usual we'll be encouraging everyone to dress up in Fancy Dress!

On New Year's Day, if you're looking to do a double, please check the Christmas Compendium for other local parkruns that are starting at a time later than 9am.

 

Run Report Event No 792 – 8 June 2019

Graced By Dame Kelly

This week, we were honoured to host a moving tribute to Milo Little, whose friends, family, classmates and teachers from Raynes Park High School were meeting to run / walk in memory of Milo and to raise money for CLIC Sargent. Milo was sadly lost to cancer last year, and this week he would have celebrated his 16th birthday. Anyone wishing to donate to CLIC Sargent can do so here:-

https://www.justgiving.com/remember/679768/Milo-Little

 

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Family, friends, classmates and teachers of Milo Little

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The event was organised by teacher Ben Smith, who was adding to the challenge by carrying a 50 lb rucksack.

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Supporters of Milo approaching the big oak.

To the delight of many of us, we were visited by a pretty good runner from Tonbridge; Dame Kelly Holmes was taking part in the filming of a documentary in the park.

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Warming up ready to field the adoration of the 1265!

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Dame Kelly took time out to meet regulars and visitors; those born after Athens 2004 and many who can still remember those amazing heroics vividly!

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British Athletics’ First Lady talks to Parkrun’s First Man

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Run director Rob Phillips on his best behaviour today as his boss (Dame Kelly) was around! Addressing the 1265 strong field prior to the event.

First Timers

167 were taking part in their first parkrun at Bushy today, (over 14% of the registered field) of which 50 were brand new to Parkrun.

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One of the first timers today was Bala from Malaysia (where they currently have 2 parkrun venues)

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The magnificent Riverside Rebels provided 3 of the first timers completing their couch to 5K programme today; Congratulations to Sally, Karen and Lucy, hope to see you back here for more!

 

Milestones

No new members joined the 500 or 250 club today. However, John Clifton from Arrow Valley parkrun marked his 300th run by making the trip down from the midlands with fellow runners from Arrow Valley and Redditch.

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There were 4 runners joining the 100 club this week; Congratulations to:-

Vicky Webb

Andrew Limbrick

John Altman

Charley Stephens (First timer at Bushy)

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Actor John Altman overcomes knee pain to complete his first parkrun for nearly 2 years to join the 100 club and claim the privilege of a photo with Nick Blanchard!

 

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Paul Angulo

Jamie Baird

Marianne Wyles (first timer at Bushy – her 50 runs have been achieved acrossed 48 Venues!)

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Joe Wilson

Rebecca Turpin (first timer at Bushy!)

More Visitors…

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Fellow “moonrakers” (that’s a citizen of Wiltshire) from the City of Salisbury Athletics Club

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Visitors from Huddersfield & Preston Parkruns

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Lesley from Woodley parkrun

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Visitors from Lincolnshire and Newark

The Run

Fairly blustery today (maybe costing 15 – 20 valuable seconds to my time?). However, there were still some super speedy performances today:-

First Men

1.       Elliot Dorey         15:44

2.       Will Woodcock  16:00

3.       Simon Baines     16:32

First  Women

1.       Mara Yamauchi 18:31

2.       Charlotte Ragan 19:04

3.       Alice Patterson                 19:26

Boys

1.       Yann Sydow       19:16

2.       Adam Conway   19:47

3.       Ryan Lynch         20:41

Girls

1.       Isabel Melbourne            22:40

2.       Ellena Deakin                     24:43

3.       Abigail Shackleton           26:03

 

Bushy Personal Bests

119 achieved today; quite an achievement in this wind, particularly by the following members of the 250 and the 100 club:-

Michael Hickey (321 runs) 19:59

Richard Lyons (276 runs) 24:57

Catherine Stephens (120 runs) 23:55

Eirwen Campbell (112 runs) 23:46

Denise Von Roretz (112 runs) 29:54

 

And Finally…

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My dog Daisy uses her considerable spaniel strength to drag my wife (Rowena) and my daughter (Rowena) into this week’s run report!

See you on Saturday...

Chris Brimacombe

Don't forget you can now follow us on Instagram
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Twitter at www.twitter.com/bushyparkrun
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and for parkrun UK on facebook at
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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

 

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