parkrun 341 22nd February

Mark was our Run Director this morning during the sun, wind, clouds, rain and hail at Clumber Park for parkrun No.341

We had a total of 24 fantastic volunteers this morning who all braved the conditions to ensure we could undertake parkrun today; notably it was Luke's 25th time volunteering. Whilst waiting for the runners to return Luke and his mother Annette came across a woollen flower and note attached to one of the picnic benches...

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We had a number of visitors today from Newark, Norwich, Derby and London. We were also joined by Izak Connelly, GCSE Photography student, who was taking some 'crowd' photos, we look forward to seeing the final results!
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Our first three this morning were Jack, Kim and Craig; as a visitor it was Kim's first time at Clumber Park!
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Don't forget, next week is a parkrun on the 29th February, thats 5 runs in Feb!!! To celebrate we are suggesting a 'frog' or 'green' theme, after all it is a leap year! We are thinking that most people will opt for green but lets wait and see...!!!

As always, we welcome new volunteers, check out the future roster here... https://www.parkrun.org.uk/clumberpark/futureroster/

Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 341
22nd February 2020
This week 293 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Debbie CROUCH • Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Natalie CUNNINGHAM • Charlotte RUSHBY • Neil RUSHBY • Nigel DAWBER • Helen PARKINSON • Joan CORBETT • John BROWNE • Sandra BREEDON • Jane AUCHTERLONIE • Sarah AGAR • James AGAR • William AGAR • Christine STEVENSON • Luke PHILLIPSON • Jacob PHILLIPSON • Max PHILLIPSON • Mark CROSSLEY • Fiona GIBSON • Annette PHILLIPSON • Isaac SUMMERS • Angela GREEN

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

The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 91.86% (19:27) on 28th July 2018 (event number 259).

Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 12,184 participants have completed 78,350 parkruns covering a total distance of 391,750 km, including 13,733 new Personal Bests. A total of 728 individuals have volunteered 5,845 times.

 

parkrun 340 15th February

This Saturday we were joined by Tim Gardiner, who not only loves a bit of parkrun tourism, he also likes to write run reports.  There's far more content than your normal team of RD's manage to cobble together, so sit down with a cuppa and enjoy something a bit different!  No photographs this week, other than this one of a rather damp looking chocolate teddy bear, kindly donated by Christine Stimpson for the 250th finisher.  1-IMG_20200215_091623

Dodging Dennis….parkrun #340

The impending doom of Storm Dennis meant I needed a good Plan B after Bakewell was sensibly cancelled due to waterlogged ground and fallen trees. My good friend Nick Harpur suggested the National Trust’s Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire as an alternative location. Nick’s suggestion was a blinder; Clumber Park is an amazing location. If you like lime in your parkrun, the two mile drive along the lime-lined avenue (1,296 trees to be precise), lends athlete arrival a sense of grandeur. Apparently, glow-worms can be seen after dark, lighting up Europe’s longest lime avenue in summer.

The parkrun is well organised and convivial, there’s even a hut for the volunteers. Central Bark Café is the setting for post-run doggy style drinks and snacks. The course itself is an undulating two lap excursion. The initial stretch passes along a track between trees, before descending through woodland and passing along the edge of a field to the gothic arch of despair (if you went out too fast!). The path then ascends for 40 ft. up a small wooded hill, before a sprint down the other side, where a bell is rung to signal the start of the second lap. The lap bell is a lovely touch and reminded me of the Moors Valley (Dorset) sprint bell.

After Sally Staveley’s humorous run briefing, proceedings got underway in light rain, the breeze strengthening a little during the first lap. Mud was abundant on the off-road sections and the hill delivered its sting the second time! As Clumber Park was my 50th different UK parkrun event, I offered a prize to celebrate. A contingent of National Trust runners were present, so it seemed fitting that the NT first finisher Jago Moles (23:02) should win the signed copy of my poetry book ‘On the Edge’ published by Brambleby Books in 2017. Personally speaking, 115 runners beat the poet (27:09), but crucially I managed to hold off Nick in the sprint finish. He had car keys in his pocket and was jangling more than the Manchester music scene of the 1980s so I heard him coming!

It was great to see a few walkers, including Philip and Tracey Moore who finished with Nordic walking poles in a highly respectable 48 minutes. More should try walking back to happiness at parkrun. I have and it’s great fun trying to beat your personal best while keeping one foot on the ground at all times.

A total of 363 athletes defied Dennis the Menace for the 340th Clumber Park parkrun. The fantastic support of 24 volunteers in unpleasant conditions was appreciated by all. A special thank you to Nigel Dawber, who completed his 100th parkrun as a volunteer. Two runners joined the 50 Club: Gabriela Hernandez Montiel and Amanda Piper, congratulations to them both. Christine Stimpson finished her 200th run, not an official parkrun milestone, but still mightily impressive!

After a tea break, Nick and I went for a 4 mile walk taking in the gothic chapel, grotto, bridge (under repair) and the Roman temple on the far side of Clumber Water. We highly recommend this post-parkrun exploration if you have time, to see all that Clumber Park has to offer.

Poetry Corner #9

My weekend away had a dual purpose. parkrun was the prime motivation, but a gig by my favourite Manchester band, The Chameleons, in Holmfirth Picturedrome was too hard to resist. Their stark, jangling guitar riffs and nihilistic lyrics evoke the true spirit of post-punk music. The rebellious nature of the Chameleons would have appealed to the legendary outlaw Robin Hood. The Robin Hood Trail runs through Clumber Park, celebrating the association of Sherwood Forest with the green man. Just for fun, I’ve devised a new challenge. To complete the Joggin’ Hood challenge you must complete all three parkruns in Sherwood Forest: Bestwood Village, Clumber Park and Sherwood Pines. On your final run why not wear some fancy dress green clothing as a nod to good old Robin Hood! And finally, a short poem to inspire you on your Sherwood Forest running or walking adventure:

Robin’s Hood

it’s hard
to see his face
hidden deep
within the hood
of a tatty fleece

off he runs
jumping the start
sprinting the track-
rain doesn’t touch

his ancient watch
by the time
the peloton reaches
ash tree hill
he approaches
snowdrop heights

but the lap bell
doesn’t ring
or the marshals clap-
he’s quicker than that
much quicker

at the finish
talk is of the storm,
who ran, no one
even mentions
a hooded man

on the log
a green fleece
the only reminder
I wonder if anyone saw
the funnel ducker?

Tim Gardiner
aka parkrun poet
twitter: @parkrunpoet

Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 340
15th February 2020

This week 363 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 45 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Amy OGDEN • Sally STAVELEY • Richard HIND • Gemma HIND • Molly HIND • Daisy HIND • Cathrine MHEMBERE • John SHEPHARD • Gillian SHEPHARD • Nigel DAWBER • Helen PARKINSON • Robert PARKINSON • Joan CORBETT • Emily BAGULEY • Christine STEVENSON • Tim GARDINER • Fiona GIBSON • Graham BOTTLEY • Julie CROWLE • Louise COPCUTT • Arthur BOTTLEY • Stephen WILLEY

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

The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 91.86% (19:27) on 28th July 2018 (event number 259).

Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 12,131 participants have completed 78,057 parkruns covering a total distance of 390,285 km, including 13,710 new Personal Bests. A total of 727 individuals have volunteered 5,821 times.

 

parkrun 339 8th February

The extreme weather stayed away on Saturday morning to allow parkrun No.339 to take place at the fantastic National Trust Clumber Park.

Amanda Lilliman spoke at the Run Director's briefing to tell us all about CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and the Bethany Mycroft Memorial Fund, a very strong and emotional story... They also brought some amazing cakes which were very well received and devoured by everyone...
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Clumber parkrun 8th Feb 2020
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We had a couple of local visitors this morning along with one 50th milestone, Janine Jones, who all joined us on the start line...
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We have two volunteers at Clumber Park who hand out Finish Tokens, Jane and Carolyn were in the hot-seat this week, here you will see the view they have of the runners along with them handing out tokens...
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Clumber parkrun 8th Feb 2020

Why don't you volunteer for next week or even next month?

They handed out the first three tokens this week to Tom (PB), Pete (1st time at Clumber) and Joseph (PB)...
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See you next week...!

 

Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 339
8th February 2020

This week 404 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Martin BELL • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Amy OGDEN • Sally STAVELEY • John BEATTIE • Richard HIND • Daisy HIND • Nigel DAWBER • Andrew GRANT • Emily BAGULEY • Sandra BREEDON • Clare FEE • Emily FEE • Jane GRANT • Kate THORNELOE • Olivia THORNELOE • Holly BULMER • Camilla MERCER • Barry MERCER • Sam THORNELOE • Niamh CARROLL • Mark CROSSLEY • Fiona GIBSON

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

The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 91.86% (19:27) on 28th July 2018 (event number 259).

Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 12,074 participants have completed 77,694 parkruns covering a total distance of 388,470 km, including 13,658 new Personal Bests. A total of 725 individuals have volunteered 5,797 times.

 

parkrun 338 1st February

This morning 338 of you set off to complete our lovely route in Clumber Park, and 24 willing volunteers made sure you were safe and your times and positions were recorded and processed.

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Hopefully you were all taking part in the 'Five in February' and will be part of that elite group of people who will be the first to walk, jog, run or volunteer at five Clumber parkruns in February?  This has never been possible before, because there haven't been five Saturdays in February since 1992, and if you miss out, there won't be another opportunity until 2048!  We'll do something special on the fifth week, February 29th, so if you intend to complete the 'Five in February' at Clumber parkrun, watch this space!

Geoffrey CLARKE was the funnel manager today, and also the 'flag waver' at the gatepost near the start.  It takes nerves of steel to stand your ground as hundreds of people hurtle towards you.  For safety reasons, we always ask the flag waver to stand behind the post - be safe and look where you are going!

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Lee SZYPUSZ was our first finisher today in a PB time of 18:46.  Lee has been running at Clumber on and off since our parkrun started in 2013, initially recording a time of 23:51.  Today was his 50th run at Clumber and his 89th overall.  Making her parkrun debut today and the first female to finish was Vicky HILL-JONES, who recorded a time of 20:59 - what a great start.

Today we had visitors from Norfolk, Darlington, Derby and Leeds - to name a few. Ian and Tracy STRONG and Paul and Michelle GREEN were visiting from Scunthorpe.  Ian was celebrating both his first ever run in Clumber and successfully completing 'dry January'.

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There are various running challenges that have been initiated by parkrunners around the country.  Today Samantha TINSDALE, Beverley MILLER, Hilary LUND and Michelle HANCOCKS from Leeds bagged a 'C' in the alphabet challenge, ticked a National Trust venue off their list and fulfilled their aim to run at a different parkrun, which they endeavour to do on the first Saturday of the month.  Well done ladies!

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Next week we will be joined by a small team from CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).  Regular Clumber parkrunner Jill BRANCH has close links with the 'Bethany Mycroft Memorial Fund' and we are very grateful to her for arranging for them to come along to inform everyone about heart screening locally for young people aged 14 to 35.  Even if you don't live in Derbyshire (we are very close to the Derbyshire border here), you can still benefit from the service they offer.  They will be bringing along information, dedicated and experienced people to chat with and .....cakes (for a small donation) so please go along and support their work and see how they may be able to benefit you or a family member or friend.

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Remember to arrive in good time so you don't miss our 8.55 a.m. briefing (8:50 a.m. for new runners and first timers) and very importanly #DFYB.

Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 338
1st February 2020
This week 354 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Martin BELL • Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Sally STAVELEY • Richard HIND • Daisy HIND • Gillian SHEPHARD • Nigel DAWBER • Savannah STOREY • Sarah-Jayne BAINES • Lisa GREENHAM • Jane GOODCHILD • Helen PARKINSON • Robert PARKINSON • Alison TAYLOR • Donna FARMER • Sandra BREEDON • Christine STEVENSON • Emily TAYLOR • Mark CROSSLEY • Fiona GIBSON • Claire WRIGHT • Geoffrey CLARKE • Angela GREEN

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

The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 16:19 on 24th August 2019 (event number 314).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 91.86% (19:27) on 28th July 2018 (event number 259).

Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 12,020 participants have completed 77,290 parkruns covering a total distance of 386,450 km, including 13,599 new Personal Bests. A total of 725 individuals have volunteered 5,774 times.

 

 

parkrun 337 25th January

Everyone helped in a mind reading exercise, we celebrated Sallys 250th parkrun volunteering, we had some really nice milestones and there was cake...........

What a busy morning, we started by reading Sallys mind to discover that this week was her 250th parkrun volunteering event! Now thats a lot of volunteering over the years. Heres a picture of when parkrun first started at Clumber, we were lucky to get into double figures and Sally was there from the start.

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Sally was genuinely surprised and didn't know our cunning plan, here she is with her cake (which she shared with everyone) and a lovely orchid in parkrun colours.

 

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We were so focussed on Sally that we don't have many photos of anything else this week!

It was Judith Satchells 250th parkrun which is amazing! She brought chocolates for everyone too. Thank you Judith!

It was a very special parkrun for Andrew Crossland this week. It was his 50th parkrun which he ran in memory of his father, Fred Crossland. His Dad ran his 50th parkrun last year but tragically died of Cancer before he had chance to wear his 50 shirt. Today Andrew ran in his Dads shirt.

Our first two home today were Ben Harris from Retford AC and Charlie Hanson from Lincoln Wellington AC, here they are looking very pleased with their times (or maybe they were pleased to be first back for Cake)

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We had lots of first time parkrunners today and we gave them a big welcome, we also had visitors from Market Rasen, Burnley, Reading, Lincoln And Ireland!. Hope you all enjoyed Clumber parkrun.

Heres a picture of Sally with Tony Jenks, who was Clumbers first ever Event Director, lots of people made the effort to come along to celebrate Sallys Achievement.

I asked Sally if she had any advice for anyone who would like to achieve 250 volunteering events and get Cake and flowers and she said "It all starts with the first time and the more you do the more you enjoy it. The time flies and before you know it you have a cake!" (Sally didn't actually say that, I made it up but its what she would have said had I asked her that question I'm sure...)

If you would like to find out how much fun it is to volunteer then drop us an email and pop let us know you would like to join in the fun!

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I wasn't sure if we had enough pictures of Sally and the cake so heres one more!

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Thats it for this week, have fun, go for a run and we'll see you bright and early next Saturday DFYB

Brought to you this week by the funny one!

 Clumber Park parkrun

Event number 337
25th January 2020

This week 416 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 63 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Jane GODDARD • Sally STAVELEY • Richard HIND • Angela ARCHER • Nigel DAWBER • Emily BAGULEY • Lee-Anne MANLEY • Mark MANLEY • Sandra BREEDON • Lesley POPPLEWELL • Emily FEE • Carole VALENTINE • Peter CRAFTS • Christine STEVENSON • Fiona GIBSON • Graham BOTTLEY • Arthur BOTTLEY

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

The female record is held by Amanda CROOK who recorded a time of 18:15 on 31st May 2014 (event number 49).
The male record is held by John BEATTIE who recorded a time of 14:57 on 2nd June 2018 (event number 252).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen BURRELL who recorded 91.86% (19:27) on 28th July 2018 (event number 259).

Clumber Park parkrun started on 29th June 2013. Since then 11,963 participants have completed 76,936 parkruns covering a total distance of 384,680 km, including 13,553 new Personal Bests. A total of 724 individuals have volunteered 5,750 times.

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