Castle Park parkrun is cancelled on 2020-12-05 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Castle Park parkrun 14/03/2020 #130

Although we didn't know it at the time, last Saturday's parkrun turned out to be the last for a little while. Until we get through the current difficulties with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) all parkrun's are cancelled. On Saturday the weather was better than it could have been, and certainly better than earlier that morning. In total 307 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 HiViz heros:

Philippa WATSON • Victoria MADDOX • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Bryan RUSSELL • Matthew IRONSIDE • Joanne COLEBOURNE • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Claire CADZOW • Patrick CHAPPEL • Sam YOUNG • Rosemary NUGENT • Brian SULLIVAN • Scott NUGENT • Andrew ARNOLD • Clare ARNOLD • Debbi COLLINS • Raulin SURUJBALLY • Jess ARNOLD • Simon JUDKINS • Anthony KIRBY • Paula WALKER • Charlie CARRICK • Andrew MOSTARI • Henry WARD • Darren WILLIAMS • Alfie MCKENZIE • William THOMPSON • Gavin GARDNER • Peter CHRYSOSTOMOU • Luca CHANDLER

Congratulations to Mick Webb who completed his 100th parkrun, and Pauline Tingley who completed her 50th!

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

While parkrun is cancelled please keep running, but remember not to try and organise your own group run, and please do not the run parkrun route at 9am on a Saturday, as this will defeat the whole intention of parkrun.

Please be safe, and look after each other and hopefully see you very soon.

Kind Regards,

Kevin

Run Director

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

 

Castle Park parkrun #129

This week we celebrated International Women's Day with 352 people who ran, jogged and walked the course.

We had an all female team of pacers who helped 50 of you record new Personal Bests. that's one in seven of you, hopefully this is a sign of spring and the ground starting to dry out and there will be more to follow (I must make sure I run at the next pacer event as I've RD'd 2 or 3 now!)

We also had 33 first time participants and we hope you enjoyed it and will come back soon.

The event was made possible by the following awesome volunteers:

Sarah MACKAY • Julie WITCHALLS • John ETHERDEN • Melanie WATSON • Jennifer BURKE • Lara WHEELDON • Ellen BROOKS • Graham MULLY • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Denise ALLSOPP • Eleanor RODGERS • Rosemary NUGENT • Francesca PALMER • Helen BRUNTON • Elliott WARRINGTON • Amanda BROWN • Chloe HALLETT • Scott NUGENT • Angie BROCKBANK • Elizabeth PHILLIPS • Joanna JURD • Tory FOOT • Laura MELLING • Kathy DAY • Paul ANDREW • Robin RICKARD • Claire ARNOLD • Alfie MCKENZIE • William THOMPSON • Gavin GARDNER • Peter CHRYSOSTOMOU • Luca CHANDLER

If you can offer to help this week or in a future week please let us know.  I'm handing over to Kevin as who is RD on Saturday.

Francesca

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

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

 

Event #128 29th February 2020

 

 

Good morning parkrunners 

I really hope you all had a lovely weekend, let's hope March brings some calmer weather conditions.

 

Saturday was a gloriously warm sunny day and conditions were firm and dry underfoot 

Saturday was an absolute joke!!!!!

 

Seriously you couldn't make it up, the set up team were battered by horizontal hail stones but on they marched and the course was ready by 8.30. You wonderful, stoic, bonkers parkrunners began to arrive and huddled together under the bandstand, there was definitely mutiny in the air for the main briefing and I was bullied encouraged into stepping out with my megaphone. Never mind, the bandstand was mine for the following 20 minutes while I hugged my latte. 

 

As far as I know nobody fell over, there were some spectacular skids across the finish line and the faces of despair/relief/disbelief/happiness were quite entertaining. I can honestly say that in over 200 events I've never seen parkrunners so mud splattered. I hope the clean up wasn't too bad. I'm sure the dogs had a fab time apart from the odd one who absolutely refused the second lap. Maggie the Spaniel needs to speak to her fellow Cocker Toffee for a lesson in Man Up. Obviously I love watching the doglets, they really do love it! 

 

This week 187 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

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

The HiViz army were even more heroic than usual, please be upstanding and give a huge round of applause to

Julie WITCHALLS • Matthieu MILITON • Colin KOSKY • Christopher CONNELL • Graham MULLY • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Claire CADZOW • Ian RODGERS • Eleanor RODGERS • Annabel KANE • Andy HOLLOWAY • Tommy LEITCH • Brett LANCASTER • Scott NUGENT • Andrew ARNOLD • Clare ARNOLD • Charlotte MULLY • Hannah MULLY • Debbi COLLINS • Alan SHINGLER • Paula WALKER • Charlie CARRICK • Emma MURPHY • Alfie MCKENZIE • William THOMPSON • Gavin GARDNER • Peter CHRYSOSTOMOU

Thank you to each and every one of you, without the HiViz heroes there would be no parkrun, so please take a turn and keep the parkrun wheels turning.

 

We had a whole bunch of milestones to celebrate

Ian Rodgers 200th

Elliot Warrington 100th

Steven Rhodes 50th

Paul Andrew 50th

Well done and congratulations to you all.

 

Francesca is in charge this coming week and as its International Womens day on Sunday were having a special paced event and asking for the ladies to step forward as pacers. Pop an email to castlepark@parkrun.com to volunteer for pacing or any other role.

 

I'll leave you to your week now, Maggie is looking at me with a 'come on mum' look in her eye.

 

Thanks again for your continued support, it really is appreciated

 

Lots of love

 

Julie

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

 

Castle Park #127 22nd February 2020

Although the weather started promisingly it managed to catch us with rain and the wind before the finish. Even so, 324 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part. And 1 tourist from Sweden!

Thank you to the 26 volunteers who made this event:

Samantha HOOD • Andrea EDWARDS • Philippa WATSON • Thomas WILTON • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Andrew THOMSON • Nicholas YEADON • Phil WAINMAN • Keith PHILLIPS • Neil ANDERSON • Stephen BERRY • Scott NUGENT • Andrew ARNOLD • Graeme BOWERMAN • Paula WALKER • Charlie CARRICK • Seamus POWER • Steven RHODES • Paul ANDREW • Emma VINYARD • Alfie MCKENZIE • Nicola PALMER • William THOMPSON • Gavin GARDNER • Luca CHANDLER

Congratulations today go to Graham Smith for achieving his 100th parkrun, and Hannah Day, William Turvey, Andrew Turvey, and Keith Twyman who achieved their 50th parkrun. Also to Will Fox who achieved his 10th parkrun.

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

See you  next time.

Kevin

Run Director.

Details about Castle Park parkrun:

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 92.16% (19:08) on 30th November 2019 (event number 114).

Castle Park parkrun started on 30th September 2017. Since then 5,665 participants have completed 40,247 parkruns covering a total distance of 201,235 km, including 6,623 new Personal Bests. A total of 648 individuals have volunteered 3,612 times.

 

Castle Park parkrun #126

So as it turned out, despite some of the more apocalyptic weather forecasts, Storm Dennis stayed away long enough that we went ahead in fairly unremarkable conditions (i.e. windy, drizzly, muddy...). Numbers were always going to be down after last week's record turnout, and with the expectation of bad weather, but we still welcomed 288 participants to Castle Park including 27 first timers. And remarkably 33 recorded personal bests!

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Oliver LAST • Chris CHEW • Matthieu MILITON • Scott CADZOW • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Claire CADZOW • Nicholas YEADON • Scott NUGENT • Neil BERRY • Claire LAYER • Debbi COLLINS • Andrew KAY • Bran RADUKIC • Seamus POWER • Jemimah COLLINS • Andrew WHITTAKER • Paul ANDREW • Linda TAYLOR • Emma MURPHY • Margaret JOHNSTON • Alfie MCKENZIE • William THOMPSON • Gavin GARDNER • Peter CHRYSOSTOMOU

The volunteer roster is looking a bit threadbare for the next few weeks so if you are able to help out it would be much appreciated.

That's all from me this week; Kevin is your RD next week.

Chris.

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