For your diaries – Festive Season Events

Here are some Canons Park parkrun festive dates for your diaries. More information about our neighbouring parkrun events will be shared in due course.

Saturday 23rd December - Canons Park parkrun is running as usual at 9am with a special festive theme. You will need to beware of low flying reindeer as you run through the Spinney wood!

Monday 25th December - Canons Park parkrun will be hosting a very special edition Christmas Day parkrun at the usual time of 9am.

Saturday 30th December - Canons Park parkrun is running as usual at 9am.

Monday 1st January - New Year's Day is an opportunity for parkrunners to 'do a double' - two parkruns in one day. Selected parkruns put on additional events with staggered start times to facilitate this. Whilst Canons Park parkrun will not be hosting one of these events, we will give you all the information about neighbouring events who will be, closer to the date.

 

Chris Parkinson-Best

Event Director

 

 

Canons Park parkrun Number 54 – First Anniversary!

How far we have come! When I try and describe Canons Park parkrun to the uninitiated I really struggle to emphasise enough how much of a community we have built up over the last twelve months. But I'd really have to do is ask them to join me standing in front of you all this week for our pre-run briefing - enough for any newcomer to properly understand exactly what a fantastic, close-knit, colourful and diverse group of people we become when we converge on Canons Park every Saturday morning. You are all SUPERHEROES!

So onto the business of this week's run report. It wouldn't be an anniversary run report though without sharing with you some of the impressive stats that we have managed to collect. A total of 1,401 unique runners have taken part in our event over the last twelve months, running a total of 5,401 runs! Laid out one after the other that means we have run a total of 27,005km and for a total of 117 days, 34 minutes and 41 seconds! The candle on our celebration cake this week is a record attendance of 222 finishers! Bravo!

But running, walking and jogging is only one piece of the parkrun puzzle. 142 unique volunteers contributed a total of 617 volunteering sessions. The volunteers truly are the beating heart of our event, so thank you to every single one of you.

The other run directors and I also presented some awards at this week's pre-run briefing. They went to the following:

  • Ms Motivator - Liz Abrahams
  • parkrun Spirit - Wendy Mulvenna, Olivia Ziants, Sakina Sidik, Craig Chapman
  • Inspiration - James Donovan, Sharon Donovan
  • Appreciation - Laurence Greenspan
  • Most Volunteering sessions - Craig Chapman, Andy Stewart, Sakina Sidik, Alisha Sidik, Sharon Donovan
  • Most Runs at Canons Park - Mustafa Walji, Sakina Sidik, Philippa Lautman, Sam Millbery, Alisha Sidik.

and of course we couldn't do it without our fantastic team of dedicated, quick thinking and creative run directors, so..

  • Appreciation - Barry Nolan, Andrew Southerland-Kirby, Emma Rackham, Sean Southerland-Kirby, John Ayton.

Thank you as always to this week's 19 volunteers and a very special Anniversary Run thank you to Wendy Mulvenna for creating the amazing cake for our event and to Bruce Li for being our special guest photographer. The photos are in the process of being transferred to our Facebook albums, however Bruce has kindly shared them here as well.

Congratulations to this week's first finishers:

  • Nathan Powell (men)
  • Zahra Bassiri (women)
  • Sebastian Hollingshead (junior boy)
  • Ellie Power (junior girl).

So, onto the next twelve months! We have plenty of exciting news to come, including a special edition Christmas Day run!

Chris Parkinson-Best

Event Director

 

Canons Park parkrun
Event number 54
14th October 2017

This week 222 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Bev THOMAS • Chris PARKINSON-BEST • Sharon DAVIDSON • Bruce LI • Irene PAULL • Jane HUDSON • Philippa COOPER • Nancy MORRIS • Michael WIBREW • Dave YOUNG • Barry NOLAN • Christopher SHEARWOOD • Sharon DONOVAN • James DONOVAN • John AYTON • Andrew SOUTHERLAND-KIRBY • Sean SOUTHERLAND-KIRBY • Craig CHAPMAN • Bilal ALI

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Canons Park parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Nathan POWELL (VM45-49) of Metros RC, was first over the line in 18:42 - second time in 5 appearances.
James KERRANE (VM35-39) of Metros RC, was second over the line in 19:25 - was first to finish once before.
Daniele BIAGI (SM30-34) of Mornington Chasers, was third over the line in 19:38.

Female placings:
Zahra BASSIRI (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (36th overall) over the line in 24:03 - first time in 4 appearances.
Liz ABRAHAMS (VW50-54) of Sudbury Court RC, was second (40th overall) over the line in 24:21 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Ekta PATEL (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (42nd overall) over the line in 24:39.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Janice NEWMAN (VW70-74) – 82.65% for the time 28:20 (85th overall).
Nathan POWELL (VM45-49) – 78.25% for the time 18:42 (first overall).
Steve PAULL (VM60-64) – 77.41% for the time 21:28 (18th overall).

The female record is held by Sasha BIRKIN who recorded a time of 19:49 on 1st July 2017 (event number 39).
The male record is held by Simon WURR who recorded a time of 16:32 on 26th August 2017 (event number 47).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel RACKHAM who recorded 89.00% (17:16) on 5th August 2017 (event number 44).

Canons Park parkrun started on 8th October 2016. Since then 1,401 participants have completed 5,401 parkruns covering a total distance of 27,005 km, including 1,366 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Canons Park parkrun Number 28

What a lovely day for a run in the park! There was perhaps a slight chill in the air this morning, but something must have been just right, as 33 of our 95 runners and walkers set new personal bests!

Well done to the 13 people that participated in their very first parkrun today – welcome to the parkrun family, and we hope you’ll be back soon! We also welcomed a further thirteen people joining us at Canons Park from other parkruns for the first time; we hope you enjoyed the course and the company, and we’d love to see you again sometime!

Congratulations to today’s first finishers:

  • Joe Gammell (men)
  • Sharon Donovan (women)
  • Saam Kyu Smart (junior boy)
  • Sakeena Rajpal (junior girl)

Thank you to all the fantastic volunteers who helped make today’s parkrun safe and enjoyable for everyone, four of whom were junior volunteers, setting a great example for all of us by helping out. Please do take a look at our future roster and get in touch if there is a slot that you could help us with. It really is an enjoyable and rewarding opportunity to give something back to your community.

Speaking of community, I'd like to take this opportunity to share information about the following events taking place in the coming weeks here in Canons Park:

  • Litter Pick in Canons Park on Sunday 23 April 2017, from 10am to 12pm.  We would be delighted if you could join us, even if you cannot manage the whole two hours.  We will be supplying all equipment and gloves, as well as light refreshments during the rest break. Looking forward to seeing you on the day - we will only cancel if it is absolutely pouring!  Sharon Graham - Friends of Canons Park
  • Be a part of history - Help get Rotary in London into the Guinness World Records. On the 7 May 2017 at 11am we will be simultaneously planting 1000 Allium Bulbs in Canons Park. Rotary in London is trying to break a Guinness World Record - the simultaneous planting of a flower bulb. Register by emailing foundation@rotaryinlondon.org

Please make a note of these events in your diary. We get tremendous support from both of these organisations, and it would be great to give something back! If you could register your interest via the ‘events’ tab on our Facebook page, it will give an idea of numbers.
Thank you all again so much for joining us at Canons Park this morning. Enjoy the rest of the long weekend, and we’ll see you next week!

Keep on running!

John Ayton
Run Director

 

This week 95 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

 

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers.

 

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Canons Park parkrun Results Page.

 

Male placings:

Joe GAMMELL (SM20-24) of Harrow AC, was first over the line in 18:55 - second time in 2 appearances.

Chris HUMPHRIS (VM40-44) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:34.

Daniel DALQUEN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:55.

 

Female placings:

Sharon DONOVAN (VW55-59) (Unattached) was first (20th overall) over the line in 24:47 - first time in 17 appearances.

Jacqueline BOWLES (VW45-49) of Metros RC, was second (24th overall) over the line in 25:44.

Kim HASSARD (SW25-29) of Metros RC, was third (36th overall) over the line in 27:28.

 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Sharon DONOVAN (VW55-59) – 73.03% for the time 24:47 (20th overall).

Chris HUMPHRIS (VM40-44) – 71.89% for the time 19:34 (second overall).

Andrzej WARHAFTIG (VM65-69) – 70.45% for the time 24:15 (17th overall).

 

The female record is held by Sasha BIRKIN who recorded a time of 00:19:52 on 26th November 2016 (event number 8).

The male record is held by Malcolm MUIR who recorded a time of 00:17:02 on 10th December 2016 (event number 10).

The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel RACKHAM who recorded 85.66% (17:47) on 31st December 2016 (event number 13).

 

Canons Park parkrun started on 8th October 2016. Since then 827 participants have completed 2,347 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,735 km, including 635 new Personal Bests.

 

Canons Park parkrun Number 27

Today's parkrun took place in the beautiful sunshine in what is looking to be the beginning of our long-awaited springtime. A total of 99 participants took part and ran, jogged and walked our three laps of the picturesque Canons Park. We welcomed 19 first timers, including 8 or which took part in their very first parkrun ever. Welcome and well done! We hope to see you all again very soon. Of those returning to Canons Park today a massive 35 of you achieved a new personal best - congratulations to you all!

Congratulations to today's first finishers:

  • Joe Gammell (mens)
  • Katie Shwarzmann (women)
  • Saam Kyu Smart (junior boy)
  • Ellie Power (junior girl).

As always, particular thanks must be expressed to our incredible volunteers. Without them we really couldn't enjoy our weekly parkrun here in Canons Park. Please do take a look at our future roster and get in touch if there is a slot that you could help us with. It really is an enjoyable and rewarding opportunity to give something back to your community.

Speaking of community, I'd like to take this opportunity to share information about the following events taking place in the coming weeks here in Canons Park. I will set up 'events' on our Facebook page so you can indicate your interest in taking part. Of course, doing so is not required, but it might be good to get an idea of how much support might be available from our parkrun community.

  • Litter Pick in Canons Park on Sunday 23 April 2017, from 10am to 12pm.  We would be delighted if you could join us, even if you cannot manage the whole two hours.  We will be supplying all equipment and gloves, as well as light refreshments during the rest break. Looking forward to seeing you on the day - we will only cancel if it is absolutely pouring!  Sharon Graham - Friends of Canons Park.
  • Be a part of history - Help get Rotary in London into the Guinness World Records. On the 7 May 2017 at 11am we will be simultaneously planting 1000 Allium Bulbs in Canons Park. Rotary in London is trying to break a Guinness World Record - the simultaneous planting of a flower bulb. Register by emailing foundation@rotaryinlondon.org. 

 

Have a great week and see you again soon!

 

Chris Parkinson-Best

Event Director

 

This week 99 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Canons Park parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Joe GAMMELL (SM20-24) of Harrow AC, was first over the line in 19:26 - first appearance.
Joseph KIBUI (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:41.
Mustafa WALJI (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:48.

Female placings:
Katie SCHWARZMANN (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (4th overall) over the line in 21:14 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Sharon DONOVAN (VW55-59) (Unattached) was second (12th overall) over the line in 24:35.
Yvette BILTON (VW55-59) (Unattached) was third (17th overall) over the line in 25:11.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Sharon DONOVAN (VW55-59) – 73.63% for the time 24:35 (12th overall).
Yvette BILTON (VW55-59) – 71.87% for the time 25:11 (17th overall).
Andrew FOX (VM50-54) – 70.64% for the time 21:24 (6th overall).

The female record is held by Sasha BIRKIN who recorded a time of 00:19:52 on 26th November 2016 (event number 8).
The male record is held by Malcolm MUIR who recorded a time of 00:17:02 on 10th December 2016 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nigel RACKHAM who recorded 85.66% (17:47) on 31st December 2016 (event number 13).

Canons Park parkrun started on 8th October 2016. Since then 801 participants have completed 2,252 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,260 km, including 602 new Personal Bests.

 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PARK BY VOTING AT TESCO!

The Friends of Canons Park are supporting the Rotary Club of Edgware and Stanmore, which is bidding to ‘bag’ a substantial cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative to pay for a massive planting project in Canons Park.

Peter Bradley, Community Chair of Edgware and Stanmore Rotary Club, says: ‘In recognition of Rotary's new relationship with The Royal Horticultural Society and due to a lack of local funding for the maintenance and upkeep of this popular park on the borders of Edgware and Stanmore, we decided to encourage local families to join in with a record breaking attempt at a mass planting of bulbs in Canons Park on Sunday 7 May 2017.

‘The attempt will celebrate Rotary Club's 100th anniversary and the continuing aim of raising the profile of the "End Polio Now" campaign. It is envisaged that the project will heighten awareness of the local green space, the international campaign to eradicate Polio, and give the young volunteers another reason to see how the park changes over the seasons while seeing how their handiwork improves the environment.

‘By combining the planting project with an endeavour to break a World Record, we would expect to get more young people involved as the reward then becomes two-fold. The current record stands at 850 participants and we are aiming for 1000!’

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and this month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

PLEASE VOTE AT A STORE NEAR YOU – OVER 50 TO CHOOSE FROM!

Rotary Club of Edgware and Stanmore is one of the groups on the shortlist and voting is open in around 50 stores across north-west London, from 1 – 25 February. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local outdoor community projects. So far Bags of Help has awarded over £25 million to more than 3,000 community projects.

STORES WHERE YOU CAN VOTE FOR CANONS PARK ROTARY PROJECT:

CANONS CRN EDGWR EXP

2479    EDGWARE METRO

2586    HOOVER BUILDING
2628    HARROW 2
2632    GREENFORD OLDFLD EXP
2637    HARROW KENTON LANE EXP
3030    PINNER
3083    NORTHWOOD HILLS EXP
3098    RAYNERS LN HARROW EXP
4405    HARROW COLLEGE ROAD EXP
4457    Canons Pk 16-18 St
5288    STANMORE MIDDLESX EXP
5357    HATCH END EXPRESS
5620    KINGSBURY CIR LON EXP
5650    WEMBLEY HI ST EXP
5655    EDGWARE HALE LN EXP
5781    BARNET HIGH ST EXP
5922    HARROW PINNER RD EXP
5986    PRESTON RD WEMBLY EXP
6023    HARROW SHAFTSBRY EXP
6144    HARROW APOLLO EXP
6186    WEMBLEY QUADRANT EXP
6354    WEMBLEY TUBE STN EXP
6581    HARROW GRNHILL WY EXP
6617    EDGWARE MOLLISNWY EXP
6719    SUDBURY EXP
6826    EDGWARE GLENGALL EXP
6998    WEMBLEY METRO
2122    WEMBLEY EXTRA
2122    WEMBLEY EXTRA
2131    BRENT CROSS HENDON WY
2544    FINCHLEY
2544    FINCHLEY
2655    HENDON
2718    HEATH ST HAMPSTED EXP
2729    136 GOLDERS GN RD EXP
4436    KILBURN -405 HG RD
4627    Mill Hill Broadway Exp
5244    HIGH RD KILBURN EXP
5347    WILLESDEN LN KILB EXP
5532    BELSIZE ROAD EXP
5646    HARLESDEN METRO
5711    WEST HAMPSTEAD EXP
5733    HENDON BEAUFRT PK EXP
5775    KENSAL RISE LOND EXP
5861    FORTUNE GREEN RD EXP
5890    STONEBRIDGE HILLS EXP
6468    LONDON NEASDEN LA EXP
6537    CRICKLEWOOD BROAD EXP
6707    KENSAL GREEN EXP
6806    HENDON VIVIEN AV
To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the tesco website here:
http://www.tesco.com/store-locator/uk/

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