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

 

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 parkrunEvent #123

 

Good evening parkrunners

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend, here's a brief report of yesterdays run.

The atmosphere just gets better and better each week, I had a couple of comments from tourists about what a happy and welcoming parkrun we are at Castle Park.

That's down to the whole community, our volunteers are exceptionally amazing, they were Alcus ERASMUS • Julie WITCHALLS • Sheila KITCHEN • Chris BROLLY • Ellen BROOKS • Phil MANSFIELD • Patrick CHAPPEL • Stefan MILKOWSKI • Jenny BRAYSHAW • Patricia POOLE • Elliott WARRINGTON • Scott NUGENT • Neil BERRY • Debbi COLLINS • Peter JURD • Georgina TROMAN • Ian HUDSON • Carole HUDSON • Keith POOLE • Frances IWASCHKIN • Becky BANKS • Alfie MCKENZIE • William THOMPSON • Gavin GARDNER

This week 439 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

Simon is your run director next week, his roster is already looking good, my moans are not falling on deaf ears - Thank you!!

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

That's it from me, I ramble on way too much on Saturday morning so I'll leave you to enjoy your evening

 

Have a great week

 

Julie

 

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

 

Castle Park parkrun, event number 121 11th January 2020

This week the weather was a little kinder and it was wasn't too wet underfoot, although there were the normal muddy bits. This was appreciated by our tourists from Bairnsdale parkrun New South Wales Australia who had their first opporunity to run in mud! We had 478 runners who ventured out this week, very close to our course record. We had 48 first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests.

Although we struggled for volunteers at the beginning of the week, we eventually managed to recruit 31 kind individuals who allowed the event to take place. We even managed to get a photographer (Andrew Thomson) this week who produced a great record of the event! Our full list of volunteers were:

Samantha HOOD • Andrea EDWARDS • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Bryan RUSSELL • Hollie MATHISON • Andrew THOMSON • Nicholas YEADON • Emma HALFORD • Helen ALMOND • Luke SHEPHERD • Jenny BRAYSHAW • Rosemary NUGENT • Gary SMITH • Paula FRENZEL • Andy HOLLOWAY • Vivienne EMMETT • Graham SMITH • Brett LANCASTER • Mia SMITH • Scott NUGENT • Debbi COLLINS • Kathy DAY • Chris LOVATT • Andrew MOSTARI • Tom CAPEWELL • Samuel CAPEWELL • Becky BANKS • Rebecca KNIGHT • Alfie MCKENZIE • William THOMPSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=121

Well done all of you, it was a pleasure watching you all complete your parkrun. Hope you all keep up your running through this year, and also take the opportunity to volunteer once in a while.

I hand over to Francesca who will be your run director next week.

Kind Regards

Kevin

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

 

Castle Park parkrun event #118

This week the weather was better than recent conditions, although still muddy and slippy there was less standing water. It was actually our last parkrun of the decade! We had 347 people run, jog or walk the course, amazingly 59 of these were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. We had representatives of 27 different clubs.

We were only able to host this event because of our kind volunteers many of whom gave up their run to allow you guys to run. The 29 volunteers who made today possible were:

Sarah MACKAY • Philippa WATSON • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Matthieu MILITON • Scott CADZOW • Jane MANSFIELD • Phil MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Amanda EDWARDS • Patrick CHAPPEL • Francesca PALMER • William PALMER • Kevin GILLESPIE • Eve WARRINGTON • Alex WARRINGTON • Graham SMITH • Debbie FERGUSON • Rebecca SMITH • Sophie SMITH • Jan BISSCHOFF • Scott NUGENT • Graeme BOWERMAN • Andrew TURVEY • Claire BOYLAN • Adie HART • Kathy DAY • Paul ANDREW • Fergus SHINNICK

We had three volunteers who have hit amazing milestones young William Palmer wore his 25 volunteering T-shirt with pride for the first time, and Francesca Palmer and Sarah Mackay were on their 100th volunteering event. If you would like to help in future weeks then please email castlepark@parkrun.com

Well done Harry Brunt who completed his 50th parkrun today.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castle Park parkrun Results Page, https://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/results/latestresults/

Sadly there was an incident today with a member of the public, please can I remind all parkrunners that we do not have priority on the course, and need to be aware of other park users and give way where necessary.

For those who are interested we will be holding a parkrun on New Year's day at the later time of 10.30 am.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the festive period, see you on New Year's day!

Kind Regards

Kevin

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

 

 

Castle Park parkrun event #117 The Muddy One

MudBath

Good evening parkrunners

I hope you all managed to clean yourselves up after this morning frivolities.

The results have been a nightmare today with 3 batches of tokens handed out back to front. The genius daughter managed to sort them out with the help of some excel wizardry, her education was so worth it!

Anyway, what a morning it was, this week 273 people ran, jogged, skated, surfed, slipped and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. We had tourists from California and Australia, I'm guessing the conditions were not what they're used to?

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=117

And what about our 30 volunteers today, how amazing are they? Huge gratitude and christmas love sent to Edd HOOD • Julie WITCHALLS • Hannah WITCHALLS • Chris CHEW • Melanie WATSON • Colin KOSKY • Graham MULLY • Jane MANSFIELD • Harry MANSFIELD • Craig DODGEN • Stefan MILKOWSKI • Helen GLENISTER • Elliott WARRINGTON • Alice MULLY • Graham SMITH • Debbie FERGUSON • Rebecca SMITH • Sophie SMITH • Brett LANCASTER • Scott NUGENT • Charlotte MULLY • Hannah MULLY • Debbi COLLINS • Allison SHINGLER • Laura MELLING • Alan SHINGLER • Alan TREBY • Jemimah COLLINS • Paul ANDREW • Fergus SHINNICK

There were plenty of festive outfits on show but kudos must go to Santa Simon, sleigh, reindeer Tory & Victoria and elf Michelle!

 Sleigh

We had a couple of milestones today...

Clare Gallagher completed her 100th parkrun and kept us all happy with some fab cake and fudge, thanks Clare, t'was yummy!

Jemimah Collins (U18) completed her 10th parkrun and also her 1st volunteer role as our tail walker today with mum Debbi.

This run report brings my stint as RD to an end, I'm handing you all over to Kevin. His roster is in pretty good shape, if you and/or the inlaws/outlaws fancy helping out, and lets face it some fresh air after all those sprouts might be a good idea, have a look at the roster here... https://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/futureroster/ then ping him an email to castlepark@parkrun.com

Thank you for making our parkrun such a happy place to be on a Saturday morning. Enjoy your Christmas festivities, be kind to each other, eat and drink more than you should and I'll see you for another rock around the park very soon.

Merry Christmas everyone

Julie xx

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

 

Castle Park parkrun event number 112 16th November 2019

Although the ground was wet and slippery, the weather overall was kind! This encouraged 336 people run, jog or walk the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests despite the weather.

We had a few key milestones both David Lamb and David Gurney ran their 100th runs, and Amy Petridis ran her 50th. Well done you three!

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

I must stress that we were able to host this week's event because 26 lovely people from our community came forward to volunteer, these were:

Samantha HOOD • Andrea EDWARDS • Theresa BURKE • Serena BERESFORD • Kevin WATSON • Melanie WATSON • Jennifer BURKE • Andrew THOMSON • Phil MANSFIELD • Olivia BERESFORD • Rosemary NUGENT • Nina NASH • Paula FRENZEL • David LAMB • Dennis UDALL • Archie LAMB • Scott NUGENT • Andrew ARNOLD • Suzi MASON • Chris LOVATT • Karl SIBLEY • James HALLINAN • Patricia HALLINAN • Rebecca KNIGHT • Alessandra EARISS • Claire ARNOLD

Without these HiViz heros there would be no parkrun at Castle Park. It is really important that people come forward to help out ocassionally otherwise the event will not be able to run every week. So please come and take a turn, you will still enjoy the day! Please see https://www.parkrun.org.uk/castlepark/futureroster/ and if you can help then email castlepark@parkrun.com with what you'd like to do. Full training will be given.

I must give a special mention to Dennis Udall who not only volunteered the last couple of weeks, but also walked into the river to recover out stolen equipment trolley, which we have not been reunited with!

This week we didn't lose any additional tokens which was good, but we have lost a lot recently. Let's try and make sure they keep being returned, and if you do find any at home we'd appreciate their return.

Finally, although parkrun operates with as few rules as possible, one rule is that participants may only run with ONE dog on a short lead. It was been noted that one runner had 2 dogs this week, please ensure this was a one off.

See you next week when I will be running, and Tory will be your Run Director.

Kevin

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

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 5,018 participants have completed 34,781 parkruns covering a total distance of 173,905 km, including 6,039 new Personal Bests. A total of 580 individuals have volunteered 3,207 times.If you would like to join this merry band of volunteers we'd love you to join us, please look at

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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