Event #114 – 12th January 2019

Many thanks for taking the time to read what is only my 2nd run report as Run Director here at Clacton Seafront. It was a nice fresh day on the seafront but the lower prom was quite heavily littered with stones. This is one of the hazards of being a seafront parkrun, but I was sure to refer to this in in my pre-run briefing and first timer briefings so hopefully everyone took as much care as possible.

Congratulations to regular volunteers Peter JAMES and Paul CRAWFORD who reached 25 and 50 milestones as volunteers respectively today, their hard work and giving up their Saturday mornings for our parkrun community is very much appreciated by all involved.

Our other Pete (Pete INMAN) hit an impressive milestone of 60 times as our Clacton Seafront parkrun photographer that means he has been with us on 52.6% of our parkruns as photographer as well as other weeks when he has volunteered in other roles meaning that a fantastic 59.6% of our parkruns have seen Pete appear as a volunteer, he is a pillar of our parkrun community and I for one am glad we have him.

Please do get in touch if you would like to volunteer, no volunteers = no parkrun it is a very simple equation so please do help out when you can.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Sandra JAMES • Jack WILDERS • Dominic JOSCELYNE • Erica JOSCELYNE • Amanda ROSE • Pete INMAN • Paul CRAWFORD • Maria BLANCHE • Gill CUSHWAY • Jasmine YANG • Peter JAMES • Heidi BAKER • Daniel CASEY • Eric FARRANT • Mitchell ROSE • Tilda HARRAGAN

This week 165 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

Today's first finisher was Clacton Seafront regular hero Sam PLUMMER who excels himself in the JM11-14 category he finished just outside his PB by 19 seconds in a time of 18:48.

Today's first female finisher was Vicky MOORE who completed her 15th parkrun with us in a time of 23:32 just 25 seconds outside of her PB.

Another notable PB was that of Graham HIPKIN who registered under 23 minutes for the first time setting his new PB at 22:56 - > Well done Graham!

Also a massive well done to Abigail QUILTER who set a new PB of 38:50 with lots of hard work as her previous PB has stood since February 2017 so well done to her.

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

Please note that parkrun operate a strict no barcode, no time, no exception policy. A post I wrote earlier may have implied differently this was not my intention. My intention was to make it clear that we were aware of some barcodes that had clearly not scanned properly once the results had been processed but that must not have been noticed at the time as we did not have the results noted on our "scanning error" sheet.

Please do remember your barcodes, and don't take ours, number 77 went missing today, so it is no surprise to see this as an unknown runner. I was quite clear around the barcode process in my first timers briefing and before the run, please hand in your barcodes even if you are not on the parkrun system not getting them back causes us trouble.

I hope you had a great parkrun, it was a great turnout today, long may that continue into 2019.

I will see you next week, but I'll have my running shoes on and be running the course with you.

Many Thanks

Jack - Run Director


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 2,673 participants have completed 13,349 parkruns covering a total distance of 66,745 km, including 2,788 new Personal Bests. A total of 266 individuals have volunteered 1,629 times.