Event Number 126 – 13th April 2019

Clacton Seafront parkrun
Event number 126
13th April 2019

This week 163 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

Before the run started we had the opportunity to thank Lynda and Eric Webber for all of their support for our parkrun. Up until October 2018, they were both regular volunteers at our parkrun – Eric has volunteered 84 times and Lynda 50 times at Clacton Seafront parkrun, so it was lovely to see them both again and to thank them for their support, more on our wonderful volunteers later in this report.

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We have 2 milestone runners celebrating their 50th parkrun and qualifying for their Red T-Shirt, congratulations to Colette HARVEY who has done all 50 of her runs at Clacton Seafront, and to Shaun SWINBOURNE who is also a regular runner at Clacton Seafront.

The placings were as follows:

Male: Matthew BRAYSHAW (18:16), Russell GOODRIDGE (20:21, a first time runner at Clacton Seafront), James CALNAN (21:26 also a first timer at Clacton Seafront)

Female: Kirsty WRIGHT (21:16), Liz BRIGHT (25:10, a new PB) and Treena CARDNER (25:44, a first timer at Clacton Seafront parkrun)

Well done to you all.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for parkrun, volunteers and participants you will all be entered into a draw along with the volunteers and participants from our event on the 20th April 2019 for a free entrance to the Colchester Zoo Stampede 10k event.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Chris BALL • Lorraine GRINDROD • Mark GRINDROD • Mel WILLSMORE • Brian BISHOP • Eric WEBBER • Nichola TAYLOR • Caroline FOSTER • Amanda ROSE • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Val HAYNES • Maria BLANCHE • Peter JAMES • Daniel CASEY • Mitchell ROSE

 

We are incredibly lucky to have many amazing volunteers at Clacton Seafront parkrun, who are much valued members of our parkrun community.

Pete INMAN (who does the amazing photos) has volunteered at our parkrun 79 times, Paul CRAWFORD who is usually found on Timekeeping has volunteered 60 times, Daniel CASEY (who marshals at the turn point by the Toby) has volunteered 59 times which is made even more fantastic by the fact that he will shortly be celebrating his 80th birthday !! At the start of May the lovely Gillian MORRISON will be back volunteering with us, Gill has already volunteered 62 times.

parkrun wouldn’t be possible without the support of all of the amazing volunteers, so our thanks to you all.

On Saturday 20th April 2019 we have our Easter parkrun, where they will be haribo’s or chocolate available for all post event.

Maria and I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.

Mel

 

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

The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018 (event number 91).

Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016. Since then 2,913 participants have completed 15,204 parkruns covering a total distance of 76,020 km, including 3,126 new Personal Bests. A total of 282 individuals have volunteered 1,813 times.

 

 

Run Report – Event Number 125 6th April 2019

In contrast to last Saturday this week's parkrun certainly had a bite to it with some bitter wind coming in off of the sea our volunteers get extra kudos this week for withstanding the weather to serve our parkrun community.

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The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Donna CARR • Mel WILLSMORE • Jack WILDERS • Caroline FOSTER • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Matt PLUMMER • Sam PLUMMER • Fiona SYRETT • Gill CUSHWAY • Scott BRIAN • Daniel CASEY • Eric FARRANT • Tony BRYANT • Melanie WILTSHIRE • Emma SHARP

As always volunteers are welcomed, so please do get in touch if you would like to volunteer via our facebook page or email the parkrun office, and of course you can ask us at the event if you would like to put your name down.

This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

We saw a new age grade record set this week by Paul DOBSON of Colchester Harriers AC which certainly gives him some bragging rights amongst the club as positions 4-7 in his age grade all represent the club. Paul becomes the new holder of VM50-54 age category record so well done to him finishing in a time of 18:11 he may have been first finisher on another week if not for super performances by Matthew BRAYSHAW and Tom BELCHER in places 1 & 2.

Local hero Phoebe YOUNG placed as this week's first female her performance comes fresh from representing East Anglia and as our JW10 record holder her abilities come as no surprise to us at Clacton Seafront so well done to Phoebe.

Other performances of note were that of Andy HAZELWOOD who completed in his fastest time for over a year, as well as all those who set new PBs tis week, well done to all of you.

A massive congratulations to Heidi BAKER, Brian BISHOP, Laura PARKE & David LOWER who all completed their 50th parkrun which worked out well for me during briefing because I had their names ready in true "here's one I made earlier style" so I was pleased that they were all attending or it would have ruined my game.

Thanks as always for coming out to join us and thanks for those that joined in with the song and hopefully it is out of your head by next week's parkrun.

See you all soon.

Jack - RD

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Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clacton Seafront parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018 (event number 91).

Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016. Since then 2,886 participants have completed 15,041 parkruns covering a total distance of 75,205 km, including 3,101 new Personal Bests. A total of 282 individuals have volunteered 1,797 times

 

 

Run Report – Event Number 124 30th March 2019

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As the sun rose over Clacton Pier this Saturday only a collection of wet sand and stones were going to stop us having a trouble free parkrun, that and the odd vehicle moving on the lower prom as soon as the run started, but it soon came to stop and temporary panic was over.

Among the 164 people that ran, jogged or walked the course this week I was honoured to be able to host Gary Perryman who organised a number of VI runners with their guides this week.

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I have a personal empathy for this issue because I am a big believer in inclusivity at parkrun and also for anyone who has ever talked to me and thought I was being rude by not looking at them, I wasn't but only have 3% vision in my right eye so have very little control of it. As a child adapting to life was complicated by this but as an adult it causes me no trouble whatsoever so cannot begin to imagine the challenges faced by those with vision impairments and love that their positivity and will to continue to live life brings them to parkrun. I would like to thank all other runners for being considerate of them during Saturday's run.

Anyone who is interested in helping out a fellow runner, please let us know and we can put you in touch with Gary and you can learn how to become a guide runner.

As well as our VI runners and guides we had 28 first timers and 41 people who recorded personal bests and representatives of 18 different clubs.

Noteworthy PBs were that of local pocket rocket Sam PLUMMER a regular first place finisher who came in first again in a time of 18:20 and Chelsie SMITH who was fresh off of reaching her 50 milestone recently.

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It certainly was warmer than expected so well done al those who did manage to register a PB.

Congratulations to Tanya PARK who reached 100 parkrun this week, I think she was slightly shocked when I picked her out pre-run to congratulate her, I like to keep an eye on progress of our regular runners.

Thanks as always to our high-vis heroes, our volunteers make parkrun possible this week 17 people helped out:-

Diane PARTON • Sue SAVVA • Mark SCOTT • Gary PERRYMAN • Donna CARR • Mel WILLSMORE • Michael BRADLEY • Matthew MALLETT • Jack WILDERS • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Val HAYNES • Gill CUSHWAY • Daniel CASEY • Eric FARRANT • Tony BRYANT • Wojciech WALCZUK

Thank you as always for taking part and we look forward to seeing you next week, just to alleviate any doubts …. you do not have to HOP!

All photos are courtesy of our facebook page and there are lots more available on the page.

Thanks

Jack - RD

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

The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018 (event number 91).

Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016. Since then 2,861 participants have completed 14,874 parkruns covering a total distance of 74,370 km, including 3,075 new Personal Bests. A total of 279 individuals have volunteered 1,781 times.

 

Event Number 123 – 23rd March 2019

Clacton Seafront parkrun
Event number 123
23rd March 2019

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Photos by Pete Inman (full photos available on our facebook page, Clacton Seafront parkrun)

This week 139 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers (and of these 6 first time ever parkrunners) and 34 people recorded new Personal Bests. The weather was a lot calmer than the previous week thankfully.

There were 3 milestone runners this week – congratulations to Katie DAVID and Nina MARSHALL who were both celebrating their 50th parkrun , and to a junior parkrunner Harry RISEBOROUGH who completed his 10th parkun.

A number of our regular parkrunners including Laura PARKES, David LOWER, Heidi BAKER and Brian BISHOP are all on 48 runs, so just a couple of runs off their 50th parkrun.

The placings were as follows:

Male: Paul GAME (19:15), David JONES (First Timer, 20:13) and James EYRE (21:19).

Female: Shannon MASON (First Timer, 22:43), Clare FOREMAN (First Timer, 23:56) and Harriet WARREN (23:58).

Well done to you all.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Sandra JAMES • Lorraine GRINDROD • Mark GRINDROD • Mel WILLSMORE • Claire HIGGINS • Caroline FOSTER • Amanda ROSE • Pete INMAN • Joanne TYRREL • Maria BLANCHE • Gill CUSHWAY • Peter JAMES • Charlee ROSE • Daniel CASEY • Tony BRYANT • Mitchell ROSE

Thank you all for giving up your time to support your parkrun. For the last run of March, Jack and Donna will be at the helm. Hope to see you all on Saturday.

Mel

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Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Clacton Seafront parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018 (event number 91).

Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016. Since then 2,833 participants have completed 14,710 parkruns covering a total distance of 73,550 km, including 3,034 new Personal Bests. A total of 273 individuals have volunteered 1,764 times.

 

 

Run Report – Event number 122 – the windy one

Clacton Seafront parkrun
Event number 122
16th March 2019

It was an extremely windy but dry morning for the 122 Clacton Seafront parkrun. 138 people ran, jogged along with a couple of dogs. We welcomed 16 first timers and amazingly 21 people recorded new Personal Bests. This brings the total number of people to have completed Clacton Seafront parkrun to 2,817 and the number of Personal Bests achieved to 3,000 exactly!!

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We welcomed tourists from across the UK, including the parkrun poet (real name Tim Gardiner, @parkrunpoetry ) who wrote this short verse as a tribute to Keith Flint (in 3 line haiku form) …

orange vests...

for the wind's silence

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We were lucky to have a full rota of volunteers this week, my thanks to you all for being such an important part of our parkrun community:

Milo DE GORTER • Eva DE GORTER • Collette HARVEY • Simon RICH • Pete INMAN • Stuart PHILLIPS • Matt PLUMMER • Sam PLUMMER • Maria BLANCHE • Lynn PRIEST • Gill CUSHWAY • Peter JAMES • Daniel CASEY

If you would like to volunteer at parkrun please either message us via our facebook page or email us – clactonseafront@parkrun.com

Now on to this weeks results:

Male – Our first finisher was Stephen HENRY in a new PB time of 20:30, second was Jason COOK (has finished 1st on one occasion previously) and in third place was Matthew ILLSEY.

Female – Our first female finisher was Harriet WARREN in a time of 24:59, our second female was one of our regular junior parkrunners Phoebe YOUNG (has been our 1st female finisher on 5 occasions previously, completing the first three females was Natalie CRISP a first time parkrunner at Clacton Seafront this week.

Congratulations to you all.

Maria and I are at the helm again for the event on the 23rd March. This is the day before the Colchester Half Marathon, so if you are resting your legs but don’t want to miss parkrun we have a couple of volunteer roles available, and we are always able to utilise extra marshals.

I look forward to seeing you all for parkrun 123.

Mel

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

The male record is held by Ramadan OSMAN who recorded a time of 16:07 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The female record is held by Daisy GLOVER who recorded a time of 18:32 on 1st January 2019 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018 (event number 91).

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