A kind of record

Wow, what a turn out. It was certainly a lovely morning and as I wandered round setting out the course at 8ish the sun was already shining. I guessed it was PB weather, and when uploading the results later was delighted to find this was the case. Clearly there were plenty of you out there who agreed it was a lovely morning though, as we had a record attendance (baring new year!) Well done to the 190 who turned out this morning, I hope you enjoyed your morning.

Lots to celebrate as well, including impending nuptials. Congratulations to the groom Stuart Bell, it was great to see you and so many of the wedding party, we hope the big day goes well!

We also celebrated birthdays and enjoyed cake as a consequence, happy birthday to Benji & Laurence, and thanks from us all for the tasty treats.

I was also really pleased to announce Alex Davies' 50th parkrun. Alex has been at Canterbury parkrun since the beginning (indeed she volunteered at the inaugural event!) and in the years since she has volunteered on over 120 different occasions!Alex wearing 50 tabbard

Finally, we welcomed students from Chaucer college, some of whom volunteered while others ran, thanks for joining us and come back soon!

The observant among you will have noticed around the field set-up already occurring for the University of Kent Canterbury 10k race which occurs tomorrow on Sun 19th. Good luck to those of you planning to run it. This is a regular event and well worth turning out for, much of the course will be familiar to our parkrunners with the route heading up the Crab & Winkle then going on further than we do. Entries are available on the day so do turn up if the mood takes you!

Oh, and I mentioned the PBs earlier, a fantastic 35 of you achieved one today and that number was matched by those who were First Timers at Canterbury (or indeed parkrun entirely). Check the full stats below to dig out more equally thrilling gems.

Thanks to everybody who assisted today, including an excellent band of merry volunteers ranging from first time volunteers to those with approaching a couple of hundred  "shifts" logged. Do get in touch it you feel it might be your turn to help out.

James

 

 

Well… that went well – by Caz Wetherill

Yep, another successful parkrun has come to pass with 150 of you lovely people choosing to get out of bed and take a turn (or 2) around our beautiful Canterbury course. We were lucky, of course that it didn't rain, that there was barely a breeze and the sun almost shone leaving the way clear for 29 super speedies to gain a new personal best. If that was you then well done and I hope you are celebrating your success.

We welcomed 24 first timers today with many of these being international students from the Chaucer college in Canterbury. Each year the students spend a few weeks either running our course or volunteering with us and it's a fantastic opportunity for them to experience the parkrun community. For everyone new today, welcome to Canterbury parkrun and we hope you had a great time. And to the students who marshalled, thank you, your cheering was brilliant!!

As a run director, you are dependant on the volunteers on the day to ensure everything run smoothly. Today was no exception with the most fantastic volunteers stepping up to their roles to ensure the runners have a great experience. Huge thanks to each of you for making my job such an easy one. It was lovely to see some new faces and people trying out new roles all of which they made look easy. Without the volunteers we couldn't host the parkrun so please consider volunteering from time to time, it's just as much fun as running but without the hills :-)

That's all folks!

This week 150 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Keith GILBERT • Simon COX • Julie COX • Glenn WILSON • Caroline WETHERILL • Kathryn DRUCE • Julie MESSER • Alan PROSSER • Vanessa SPINK • Sue SLATER • Karen LEADBETTER • Andrew HALL • Hazel BASFORD • Filip FEJFAR • David HINCH • Thea PAYNE • Nagisa SATO • Hyoga SHIMAOKA • Rumi SUZUKI • Momoka NAKAMURA

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

The male record is held by Phil HURST who recorded a time of 15:12 on 15th March 2014 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Alexandra MILLARD who recorded a time of 19:03 on 6th August 2016 (event number 125).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen EBERLIN who recorded 85.86% (25:06) on 1st November 2014 (event number 33).

Canterbury parkrun started on 15th March 2014. Since then 4,592 participants have completed 27,805 parkruns covering a total distance of 139,025 km, including 4,469 new Personal Bests. A total of 436 individuals have volunteered 4,594 times.

 

 

Chasing Time – by Cliodhna Carroll

This week we welcomed 166 walkers, striders and runners to Canterbury parkrun for ‘Chase the Pacer’ week, which happens on the first Saturday of each month. We had nine pacers this week, running to times ranging from 21 minutes to 33 minutes. Looking at our results page, it seems that these steady pacers helped many of you to achieve new Personal Bests. This week there were an incredible 28 PBs– you guys rock! Well, you run, and you rock at it!!
We had 30 first timers to Canterbury this week, including 12 people totally new to parkrun.

We hope that you enjoyed the experience and look forward to seeing you again. We welcomed a lady from Capetown; and also a group of Vegan Runners this week, who were in town for the Canterbury Vegan Festival. There were some impressive performances with one of the Vegan Runners claiming the number 001 finish token this week.

From a Run Director’s perspective, there were a few technical glitches this week. As many of you know, one of our barcode scanners stopped mid-flow leaving us with just one scanner. Thank you to those runners who waited patiently to have your barcodes scanned and a huge thank you to Lucas Kad and Samantha Osborne for your calm approach to a growing line of people in front of you.

Thanks also to all of the fabulous volunteers this week.

Until next time…!

This week 166 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Paul KEEN • Henry COX • John WILKINS • Julie COX • Kevin SHANNON • Victoria DAY • Joseph EPSOM • Katherine NORRIS • Caroline WETHERILL • Neil KAD • Louisa COX • Gillian BROUGHTON • Heather INGRAM • Louisa CLIFFORD • Julie MESSER • Gill LAMPARD • Lucas KAD • Samantha OSBORNE • Steve ANSELL • Alan PROSSER • Cliodhna CARROLL • Mark GALE • Thea PAYNE

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

The male record is held by Phil HURST who recorded a time of 15:12 on 15th March 2014 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Alexandra MILLARD who recorded a time of 19:03 on 6th August 2016 (event number 125).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen EBERLIN who recorded 85.86% (25:06) on 1st November 2014 (event number 33).

Canterbury parkrun started on 15th March 2014. Since then 4,568 participants have completed 27,655 parkruns covering a total distance of 138,275 km, including 4,440 new Personal Bests. A total of 431 individuals have volunteered 4,574 times.

 

Quite a blustery one – by Sammy-Jo Foster

On Saturday 27th April 132 parkrunners not only took on the infamous Coogan Hills but they also had to contend with the not so favourable wind levels in the form of Storm Hannah. It seems that the weather brought out some brilliant performances as 17 of those parkrunners achieved PBs, well done all. But each and every one of you should feel very proud for getting out there on a Saturday morning when I am sure you would have much rather stayed in bed.

We had one milestone to announce on Saturday and that was for Marcel Roth who completed his 50th parkrun and was therefore granted entry to the red t-shirt club. Marcel, pictured below (left) has completed all of his 50 parkruns at Canterbury and his first parkrun was actually in December 2015 so this milestone has been a long time in the making. Congratulations Marcel and we look forward to seeing you in your red t-shirt soon.

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All that remains is for me to say a massive thank you to my wonderful team of volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to facilitate this run. The sense of teamwork and community never fails to make me smile when I’m wearing that blue and white RD vest. We could not do this without you and I am extremely grateful for your help.


This week 132 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Keith GILBERT • John WILKINS • Julie COX • Kevin SHANNON • Ella SHANNON • Sammy-Jo FOSTER • Paul THOMPSON • Glenn WILSON • Caroline WETHERILL • Neil KAD • Harrison FOSTER • Lucas KAD • Steve ANSELL • Alan PROSSER • Violet FOSTER • Mark GALE • Thea PAYNE

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

The male record is held by Phil HURST who recorded a time of 15:12 on 15th March 2014 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Alexandra MILLARD who recorded a time of 19:03 on 6th August 2016 (event number 125).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen EBERLIN who recorded 85.86% (25:06) on 1st November 2014 (event number 33).

Canterbury parkrun started on 15th March 2014. Since then 4,538 participants have completed 27,489 parkruns covering a total distance of 137,445 km, including 4,412 new Personal Bests. A total of 431 individuals have volunteered 4,551 times.

 

The sun has got his hat on – by Matthew Slowe

Today's parkrun at Canterbury was an almost summery affair. The crowd at the First-timers' Briefing was quite astonishing ... if you were visiting and enjoyed yourself (or would just like to let know something about your time with us), please get in touch on via Facebook or email.

With so many people taking a stroll, jog or run up and down and around our beautiful - if a little undulating - countryside course, it's a wonder we had any Personal Bests at all but there were 23 of them with so many smiles at the finish funnel.

As always, we are indebted to our wonderful troop of volunteers who helped make Canterbury parkrun go ahead as usual. Thank you for being such a kind and selfless bunch :-)


Canterbury parkrun
Event number 267
20th April 2019

This week 151 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Henry COX • John WILKINS • Julie COX • Katherine NORRIS • Paul THOMPSON • Glenn WILSON • Louisa COX • Kathryn DRUCE • Sarah SLOWE • Benjamin SLOWE • Matthew SLOWE • Lucas KAD • Joshua SLOWE • Alan PROSSER • Jethro KIMBER • Cliodhna CARROLL • Mark GALE • Britta OSTHAUS • Hazel BASFORD • Thea PAYNE

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

The male record is held by Phil HURST who recorded a time of 15:12 on 15th March 2014 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Alexandra MILLARD who recorded a time of 19:03 on 6th August 2016 (event number 125).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen EBERLIN who recorded 85.86% (25:06) on 1st November 2014 (event number 33).

Canterbury parkrun started on 15th March 2014. Since then 4,530 participants have completed 27,357 parkruns covering a total distance of 136,785 km, including 4,394 new Personal Bests. A total of 431 individuals have volunteered 4,534 times.

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