Castle Park parkrun Event# 107 19th October 2019

Castle Park parkrun
Event number 107
12th October 2019

This week 301 people ran, jogged and walked the course in wet and slippery conditions, of whom 24 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. With these conditions we did not expect too many PB’s but well done to those who have improved on previous times. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

A BIG Shoutout to all First Timers who braved the conditions and completed their first parkrun, together with the 26 selfless volunteers who gave their time to make this event possible for you.

Thank you to all the volunteers:

Kathryn CHAPMAN • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Andrea SPENCER • Luke SHEPHERD • Rosemary NUGENT • Charles BAILE • Charné SMITH • Jared SMITH• Kobus SMITH • Ian CHAPMAN • Helen GLENISTER • John EMMETT • Suzanne MASON • Scott NUGENT • Andrew FARMERY • Tory FOOT • Jessica BOXFORD • Jenny PENNELL • Seamus POWER • Christopher BROOKS • Karl SIBLEY • Paul ANDREW • Henry WARD • Cicely REEVES HOODLESS • Martin HOWE

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

The following people completed their 50th parkrun: Kate Sneddon and her u/11 son, Alec. Great to see the future generations starting at such young ages. We also have Seamus Power and Andy Lovatt joining the 50 Club. Congratulations to you all.

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th October 2017 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:20 on 1st June 2019 (event number 89).
The Age Grade course record is held by Deborah RUSHMAN who recorded 91.76% (19:13) on 31st August 2019 (event number 101).

Castle Park parkrun started on 30th September 2017. Since then 4,904 participants have completed 33,402 parkruns covering a total distance of 167,010 km, including 5,899 new Personal Bests. A total of 561 individuals have volunteered 3,086 times.

This brings to an end yet another successful parkrun event. Before I go I also want to thank all of you who participate and who make it possible to continue delivering the parkrun week after week after week. We received a glowing commendation this morning from a park user thanking parkrun for what they have done for the community offering this event and also to the friendly parkrunners and volunteers who are always ready with a smile and a greet. On this positive note I hand over to Tory who will direct the proceedings next week.

Good luck for the week ahead, especially those that are participating in events ranging from 5km’s to half marathons tomorrow and hope to see you all next week.

Kobus

 

Event #106 5th October 2019

 

 

Good afternoon my lovlies

 

What a fab morning that was, 15 years of parkrun was marked in style by 361 people  who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests.

 

Our volunteer co-ordinator Francesca did a fab job in getting you involved in the coming weeks volunteer roles, my particular set of skills, skills that I have acquired over a very long career (of nagging my kids), skills that make me a nightmare for people THAT DON'T VOLUNTEER were not required this week, so thanks to those that have stepped up (*surrendered) and volunteered for future events.

 

Please be upstanding and raise your glasses to today's hi-viz heroes who were.....



Sarah MACKAY • Alcus ERASMUS • Julie WITCHALLS • Matthieu MILITON • Russell KING • Kate FOSTER • Patrick CHAPPEL • Esra KING • Luke SHEPHERD • Charles BAILE • Francesca PALMER • Kevin GILLESPIE • Paula FRENZEL • Eddie SNEDDON • Helen GLENISTER • Howard WILLIAMS • Claire BOYLAN • Sue WILLIAMS • Tamsin MILITON • Karl SIBLEY • Emma ERASMUS • Frances IWASCHKIN • Henry WARD • Cicely REEVES HOODLESS • Louisa PIERCY

 

I had an assistant RD today, young Tamsin made her debut, she helped set up the course, marked out the finish and entertained the finishers with her acrobatic skills on the final straight - Thank you Tamsin! You're my star Hi-viz hero today.

 

The megaphone gave up half way through my finish line commentary, obviously overused this morning, lots of smiles as you flew by. I think young Zachary (36 parkruns) who always runs with a smile, wins the prize for the most dramatic finishing sprint, his tactical dip for the line started from about 20 metres away, barely staying on his feet he succeeded and pipped dad Charlie. Such determination - well done young man!!

 

That's all from me, I'm off to sort the tokens ready to hand the proverbial baton to Kobus who will be looking after you all throughout the week and next weekend, show him some parkrun love by volunteering if you can, pop an email to castleparkhelpers@parkrun.com

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Julie

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The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th October 2017 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:20 on 1st June 2019 (event number 89).
The Age Grade course record is held by Deborah RUSHMAN who recorded 91.76% (19:13) on 31st August 2019 (event number 101).

Castle Park parkrun started on 30th September 2017. Since then 4,880 participants have completed 33,101 parkruns covering a total distance of 165,505 km, including 5,881 new Personal Bests. A total of 555 individuals have volunteered 3,062 times.

Your Castle Park parkrun core team are Chris, Christopher, Ellen, Francesca, Joanne, Julie, Kevin, Kobus, Luke, Melanie, Oliver, Phily, Simon and Tory

 

 

 

 

 

 

Castle Park parkrun Event #105

This week was our second birthday and 356 people ran, jogged and walked the course, many of these joining us in coloyrful fancy dress! Of these runners 36 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. I hope everyone enjoyed the run!

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Christopher CONNELL • Joanne COLEBOURNE • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Shirley BALL • Dana SMITH • Paula FRENZEL • Colette KERINS • Paul KERINS • John EMMETT • Alex WARRINGTON • Lee PICKERING • Scott NUGENT • Sarah WEBBER • Debbi COLLINS • Claire BOYLAN • Alan SHINGLER • Rachel RISSBROOK • Seamus POWER • Ian LAMONT • Frances IWASCHKIN • Paul ANDREW • Fergus SHINNICK • Natalia LEIGHTON • Cicely REEVES HOODLESS • Louisa PIERCY

Without these volunteers giving up their time parkrun as Castle Park would not be possible. Next week and the coming weeks requires people to come forward and help, otherwise we risk the events not going forward!

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

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th October 2017 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:20 on 1st June 2019 (event number 89).
The Age Grade course record is held by Deborah RUSHMAN who recorded 91.76% (19:13) on 31st August 2019 (event number 101).

Castle Park parkrun started on 30th September 2017. Since then 4,856 participants have completed 32,740 parkruns covering a total distance of 163,700 km, including 5,830 new Personal Bests. A total of 551 individuals have volunteered 3,037 times.

This week 356 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Christopher CONNELL • Joanne COLEBOURNE • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Shirley BALL • Dana SMITH • Paula FRENZEL • Colette KERINS • Paul KERINS • John EMMETT • Alex WARRINGTON • Lee PICKERING • Scott NUGENT • Sarah WEBBER • Debbi COLLINS • Claire BOYLAN • Alan SHINGLER • Rachel RISSBROOK • Seamus POWER • Ian LAMONT • Frances IWASCHKIN • Paul ANDREW • Fergus SHINNICK • Natalia LEIGHTON • Cicely REEVES HOODLESS • Louisa PIERCY

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

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th October 2017 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:20 on 1st June 2019 (event number 89).
The Age Grade course record is held by Deborah RUSHMAN who recorded 91.76% (19:13) on 31st August 2019 (event number 101).

Castle Park parkrun started on 30th September 2017. Since then 4,856 participants have completed 32,740 parkruns covering a total distance of 163,700 km, including 5,830 new Personal Bests. A total of 551 individuals have volunteered 3,037 times.

Enjoy your week.

Kevin

Run Director

Your Castle Park parkrun core team are Chris, Christopher, Ellen, Joanne, Julie, Kevin, Kobus, Luke, Melanie, Oliver, Phily, Simon and Tory

 

Event #104, 21 September 2019

Well it was a beautiful sunny morning on Saturday and as a result we welcomed 408 participants to our small corner of the parkrun universe, including 40 first timers. The perfect conditions meany that 95 of you - nearly a quarter - recorded new personal bests! Well done all.

We gave shout outs to Nick Elia, who completed his 50th run last week; and to Claire Layer, running her 50th, and Lee Pickering who was running his 100th.

Of course the event doesn't happen without the volunteers, big thanks go to:

Sarah MACKAY • Samantha HOOD • Paul REDDAWAY • Wendy REDDAWAY • Chris CHEW • Christopher CONNELL • Harry MANSFIELD • James YEADON • Nicholas YEADON • Patrick CHAPPEL • Rosemary NUGENT • Dana SMITH • Vicki HEIDKE • Elliott WARRINGTON • Suzanne MASON • Scott NUGENT • William ROWE • Tory FOOT • Donna WALKER • Ben WALKER • Rachel RISSBROOK • Karl SIBLEY • Angus EVANS • Fergus SHINNICK • Natalia LEIGHTON • Cicely REEVES HOODLESS

The roster for next week is looking pretty healthy but do please think about volunteering for future weeks.

Next week is our second anniversary. In our first two years 4,820 participants have completed 32,384 parkruns (i.e. an average of 6.7 per person) covering a total distance of 161,920 km. The average finishig time has been 28:49, with the male record being 15:37 and the female record 17:20. A total of 549 individuals have volunteered 3,009 times.

That's all from me; Kevin will be your Run Director next week.

Chris.

 

 

 

Event #103 – 14 September 2019

Hi Everyone

It was another lovely sunny September morning in Bishop's Stortford for Castle Park Parkrun #103.

Thanks to my wonderful set up team the course was looking in perfect condition as we congregated again in Castle Gardens for the start.

This week 386 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

A special mention must go to Tony Lione who completed his first Parkrun at the age of 82! We will hopefully see you back again soon Tony!

Congratulations must also go to Ben Stephens who completed his 100th Parkrun this week as well as to Mairi Malcolm, Elna Vermaak, Jack Lione and Daniel Pettipher who all reached the 50 mark!

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers - thank you as always for your help:

Sarah SHUCKSMITH • Chris SHUCKSMITH • Grace CADZOW • Joanne COLEBOURNE • Ellen BROOKS • Claire CADZOW • Nicholas YEADON • Luke SHEPHERD • Francesca HILL • Chris BROMHAM • Charles BAILE • Paula FRENZEL • Vicki HEIDKE • Keith PHILLIPS • Helen GLENISTER • Scott NUGENT • William ROWE • Simon DEWHURST • Sarah FOOT • Seamus POWER • Karl SIBLEY • Paul ANDREW • Natalia LEIGHTON • Cicely REEVES HOODLESS • Kat STURGEON

If you can help in future weeks please drop us an email at castlepark@parkrun.com.

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

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:37 on 7th October 2017 (event number 2).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:20 on 1st June 2019 (event number 89).
The Age Grade course record is held by Deborah RUSHMAN who recorded 91.76% (19:13) on 31st August 2019 (event number 101).

Castle Park parkrun started on 30th September 2017. Since then 4,780 participants have completed 31,976 parkruns covering a total distance of 159,880 km, including 5,710 new Personal Bests. A total of 545 individuals have volunteered 2,983 times.

That's it from me - I will see you all on the start line next Saturday when Chris will be in charge.

Have a good week,

Simon

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