Clacton Seafront parkrun is cancelled on 2020-10-31 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Run Report – Event Number #174 – Saturday 14th March 2020

Although I joked about bringing nice weather back to parkrun on the 7th, this week we were not so lucky. Wind & rain to start with improving to just wind that greeted the 125 men women and children who completed our course this week.

Numbers were down I suspect due to the weather and some concerns over the ever evolving situation with COVID-19. On that subject I have waited until now to issue this report as it was looking ever more likely that HQ would suspend all events and that has been announced at 08:40AM today. Please continue to monitor the parkrun official blog on this subject here:- http://parkrun.me/covid19

Please continue to follow the advice of healthcare officials and stay safe, stay fit and stay ready to parkrun when we return.

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Back to the event on the 14th I would like to thank the volunteers, as I said when I shared the results running in it is one thing, but standing in it is another so thank you as always to those that joined me this week to make parkrun happen, the full list of volunteers from this week are as follows: -

Jack WILDERS • Erica JOSCELYNE • Amanda ROSE • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Julie FARRANT • Jasmine YANG • Heidi BAKER • Daniel CASEY • Eric FARRANT • Rebecca SMITH • Mark SMITH • Lucy MORRIS

This week's first finisher was Ben SELDON in a time of 19:12 with Claire HIGGINS taking position of first female.

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We had 18 new PBs this week including Tony BRYANT who completed his 100th parkrun Tom PHILPOTT who is relatively new to parkrun but continues to improve, Katie THORPE who is having a year of PBs and a great effort from Charlee ROSE who broke 25 minutes for the first time so well done to them and everyone who managed a PB.

We had representatives from 13 different clubs this week, as always it is good to bring so many like minded runners together.

To confirm the current situation our next parkrun is currently scheduled for 4th April, but as the situation continues to evolve that of course could change so please do keep watching our social media channels.

I know that parkrun will leave a gap in many a Saturday morning, please stay physically and mentally healthy and if you need to talk or need re-connecting with the parkrun community, feel free to find me on facebook and send me a message and I will do what I can to help.

Take care for now.

Jack - RD

 

Run Report – Event Number #173 – Saturday 7th March 2020

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Having ran last week's parkrun on our seafront and after the weather we had locally in the week, I didn't hold high hopes, but as I arrived before for a extended run and course inspection I was pleasantly surprised to see the sun in the sky …. that and our celebration of International Women's Day would have had an effect on numbers as we were up by 65 participants on last week.

188 men, women and children walked or ran our course many in purple to help us celebrate in line with HQ guidance and a fantastic 86 of them were female, so great effort from all those who encouraged friends, colleagues and family members to come along.

This week's first finisher was Callum MILNER who registers a Clacton PB having narrowly beaten his last run with us from back in 2018 where that day he actually finished 2nd he registered a time this weekend of 18:16.

Today's first female was Kirsty WRIGHT who finished 5th overall in a time of 20:10 which is slightly relieving in the end. As many people will know we had a few system problems this weekend which meant some results were missing, but the most astonishing result was looking like first female until Kirsty noticed when receiving her email that she has her 4 year old daughter's barcode in the same covering as hers and accidentally had that scanned as we may have been in the history books for a 4 year old to achieve that time for a second.

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Other PBs of note were that of Ayla, Corey Jax and Aimee MILNER who all placed 109, 110 and 111 for only their 2nd parkruns with Clacton .. something tells me along with Callum who placed first we may have recorded a family day out to Clacton for parkrun.

Clacton regulars Tony BRYANT and Ian SHEPHERD both worked hard for new PBs Tony's was his first since July 2019 so well done there.

As well as these overall 21 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

As I always say parkrun is not possible without volunteers and this years roster was completed by the following: -

Katie THORPE • Mel WILLSMORE • Brian BISHOP • Eric WEBBER • Jack WILDERS • Amanda ROSE • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Julie FARRANT • Maria BLANCHE • Gill CUSHWAY • Ruby THORPE • Daniel CASEY • Paul BOGGAS • Glenn SMITH

Thank you to all those who completed our course this week and a final mention to parkrun regular Gemma CANN who after having surgery on her knee is currently out of action, thank you for taking the time to wish her well as a group this week.For anyone who doesn't know Gemma featured in our promo for this week's IWD celebration and has her hand up alongside her sister Nichola another Clacton regular. Running is an important part of Gemma's life so we wish her a speedy recovery and hope she is back with us soon, as I said on the day … if anyone can THIS GIRL CAN.

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I will see you on the 14th where Julie joins me as VC.

Jack - RD

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Saturday'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).

Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016. Since then 3,998 participants have completed 22,947 parkruns covering a total distance of 114,735 km, including 4,375 new Personal Bests. A total of 336 individuals have volunteered 2,509 times.

 

Run Report – Event Number 171 – 22 February 2020

This week 176 people ran, jogged and; walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers at Clacton, and a further 7 people completed their first ever parkrun. It was once again a very windy on the seafront, but thankfully the rain held off.

Amongst our runners we had 4 milestone runners, congratulations to Mark Smith and David Crafts who completed their 50th parkruns and earnt themselves the red 50 t-shirt, and to Evie Croll and Lily Powell who are junior parkrunners on completing their 10th parkrun.

Our first finisher was Paul Game in 19:38 (has been first on 5 occasions previously, closely followed by Matthew Illsey in 19:55, and our third finisher was Graeme Chatten in 21:00.

Our first three female finishers were: Ali Trauttsmandorff in a new PB time of 21:24 (her 2nd run with us at Clacton), followed by regular parkrunner Vicky Moore in 22:19, and completing the trio was Claire Higgins in 23:29.

In total 22 people recorded new Personal Bests, amongst these were Wojciech Walczuk (22:51) with his second PB time in as many weeks, and Katie Thorpe who is now so close to running a sub 24 (24:04).

We are so lucky to have such a fantastic groups of people who give up their time to make parkrun possible, especially when the weather is as horrid as it has been for the past couple of week. This weeks event was made possible by 16 volunteers,

Steven KEAM • Mel WILLSMORE • Nikki SMITH • Eric WEBBER • Dominic JOSCELYNE • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Julie FARRANT • Maria BLANCHE • Jasmine YANG • Daniel CASEY • Eric FARRANT • Ginette LOACH • Rebecca SMITH • Ian STACEY • Alison GREEN

If you are able to volunteer for one of our events then please do either send us a message via facebook or email us @ clactonseafront@parkrun.com.

I am back as your Run Director for the Leap Day run (29 February) when I will be joined by Pete, who takes over from Julie as VC for the week.

Have a good week.

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 3,968 participants have completed 22,636 parkruns covering a total distance of 113,180 km, including 4,321 new Personal Bests. A total of 334 individuals have volunteered 2,482 times.

 

#IWD 7 March 2020

On Saturday 7th March, we will be joining with other parkruns to  celebrate International Women's Day.

In England these celebrations will support the This Girl Can campaign created by parkruns partner Sport England.

We would love for you join parkruns across the globe in a celebration of female participation on this day.

At Clacton Seafront we will be participating in the event in the following ways:

1) Encouraging participants to wear purple (parkruns chosen colour for the day)

2) By asking you (our existing parkrunners) to bring along a female friend, family member or a work colleague, especially one who has never been to parkrun before.

3) Fill our volunteer roster for the 7 March with as many women and girls as possible

We hope you can join us.

 

 

Run Report – Event Number 170 15th February 2020

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Event number 170
15th February 2020

So we had another blustery Saturday morning with Storm Dennis fast approaching, so a very big well done to the 172 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers, visitors from Great Notley and Canada to name a few.  30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

So to start off with a very big well done to Sam Plummer who was our first finisher and knocked off an incredible 27 seconds from his time to a brilliant 17:15.

Well done to Tony Bryant who last week earned his 25 volunteering shirt, and to Mel Willsmore who completed her 100th volunteering stint at Clacton.

Now, the volunteers make the Run Director very happy, because without them nothing would happen, they make the runners, joggers, walkers happy because without them there would be significantly less clapping, whooping and cheering (we all love a noisy marshal especially up that slope) but it turns out that volunteering in itself is a source of happiness and it makes the volunteers happy.  Parkrun HQ published a major piece of research https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2019/10/05/not-just-run-park/ that speaks of the benefits of volunteering, parkrun participants are generally quite a happy bunch with 79% reporting an improved sense of happiness.  That figure though goes up to 84% for the volunteers.  So, I now have evidence that suggests that volunteering makes you happy and as we all need happiness in our lives you know what to do…. It really is fab and the easiest way is to: opt into the volunteers emails, talk to one of the Core Team,  contact us via Facebook.   We really do love our volunteers.

Our top volunteering high viz heroes at Clacton are:

Eric Webber - 120

Pete Inman -115

Mel Willsmore - 100

Lorraine Grindrod – 92

Gillian Morrison - 72

Mark Grindrod -70

Gill Cushway – 54

A very special thank you to this weeks 14 volunteers who made the magic happen:

Lorraine GRINDROD • Mark GRINDROD • Mel WILLSMORE • Daniel GRINDROD • Eric WEBBER • Erica JOSCELYNE • Maria BLANCHE • Gill CUSHWAY • Jasmine YANG • Shelley SMITH • Kristine STACEY • Daniel CASEY • Eric FARRANT • Paul BOGGAS

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 3,949 participants have completed 22,460 parkruns covering a total distance of 112,300 km, including 4,299 new Personal Bests. A total of 333 individuals have volunteered 2,466 times.

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