parkrun 346 31st July

Second week back at Clumber Park and it felt like a normal sunny parkrun Saturday...

The volunteers arrived nice and early, taking advantage of the voluteers car park which everyone has respected so well, thank you. Nia Arthur arrived with 'River' who was keen to register attendance at the volunteer hut!
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After the briefings Run Director Mark got the start off on time (as usual!!!) only for Andrew Beastall to return 18:15 later to cross the new finish line first this week.
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If you have not attended our new look parkrun yet we have moved the finish to the otherside of the path to allow for more space for the finish funnel and barcode/app scanners.
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Whilst we cannot mention milestones in the briefing we can add them to the run report and there were a few this week. Most noticeable, mainly because of his balloons, was Paul Wilde who completed his 250th parkrun today, congratulations Paul. Ian Gibson also hit a milestone today hitting 100! Two other firsts also worth mentioning were Anna Shipman who completed her first parkrun today as did Eleanor Blackwell aged 6yrs old (Ian's granddaughter!!!)
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We are looking for volunteers for next week so please let us know if you can help out. Sam and Allan both volunteered for the first time this week and enjoyed it that much they have put their names down for next week too!. See you then...
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Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 346
31st July 2021

This week 306 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • John BEATTIE • Judith SATCHELL • Angela ARCHER • Nigel DAWBER • Stephen HAZLEHURST • Sarah MORGAN • Donna FARMER • Andrew GRANT • Sandra BREEDON • Nia ARTHUR • David BULMER • Sally BULMER • Janette STUART • Jane GRANT • Holly BULMER • Peter STEVENSON • Christine STEVENSON • Jill BRANCH • Sam MACHIN • Niamh CARROLL • Lisa VAN DER KRAAN • Mark CROSSLEY • Fiona GIBSON • Anna LEE • Fiona O'DONOVAN • Allan RIGGS

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 12,427 participants have completed 80,012 parkruns covering a total distance of 400,060 km, including 13,971 new Personal Bests. A total of 737 individuals have volunteered 5,972 times.

 

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We're back!

After a pause of 71 weeks we finally got back together and did a parkrun. The weather was perfect and the course was absolutely beautiful.

We had a few changes to the course and procedures as we follow the Covid framework. I'd like to say a big thank you to the vast majority who followed the guidelines, gave respect to fellow parkrun participants and to the volunteers. It is important that we follow the guidelines to ensure we can continue to hold our event.

First back today was Liam Vandamme with a time of 17:05, well done on an excellent time Liam. Id also like to mention a couple of local juniors, Anna who came in 6th at 19:25 and Euan who had a PB at 21:08. Euan has halved his time since he started coming to parkrun, a big well done to you both.

Unfortunately under the current guidelines we aren't able to mention Milestones, Birthdays or Visitors at the briefing but if you send them into us on email or our facebook page we can give you a mention here!

Today was Sarah Pearson's 100th parkrun. Imagine getting to 99 and then having to wait 71 weeks! Sarah celebrated by running around with some very large balloons

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Today marked a milestone for our very own Steve Hazelhurst. It was Steves 25th volunteer session for which we are really grateful. It was also Fiona Gibsons birthday which she kindly spent with us sorting the unscanable barcodes, thank you and Happy Birthday Fiona.

Richard Thomson came along today to celebrate his retirement. After 31 years with the Fire Service he has hung up his hose and decided to take it easy, here he is with his very proud Son James and his friend Mick Parrot.

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A really big thank you to all of our volunteers this week, they are the Priceless People in Pink, we couldn't do this without you. We really appreciate the way you all embraced the changes and the new technology. Volunteering is so rewarding and lots of fun, if you can help us out in the coming weeks please drop us an email or message us on facebook.

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Id like to thank Sally for all her hard work as Event Director. Very few people see the work that goes on behind the scenes to bring back these events, Sally has been central to the successful return this week and broke her holiday to come back to make sure I didn't tell any jokes in the briefing! Its also great for us to welcome Richard Hind and Lee-Anne Manley as new Run Directors in the core team, you'll get to meet them both over the next few weeks.

And finally.... Mark Crossley is Run Director next week and needs Volunteers! here he is explaining the new Volunteer App to Fred, one our favourite regulars. In return Fred gave Mark some advice on hair styling! Mark is looking forward to seeing you all next week, lets hope he manages to sort out the PA system before then!

Thanks for coming back this week, it was a blast!

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Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 345
24th July 2021

This week 298 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Sally STAVELEY • Richard HIND • Gemma HIND • Daisy HIND • Natalie CUNNINGHAM • Matthew KERSHAW • Stephen HAZLEHURST • Sarah MORGAN • Stephen PETERS • Chris CANNON • Andrew GRANT • Rebecca MARPLES • Lee-Anne MANLEY • Mark MANLEY • Sandra BREEDON • Jane GRANT • Kate THORNELOE • Camilla MERCER • Barry MERCER • Peter STEVENSON • Jill BRANCH • Sam THORNELOE • Niamh CARROLL • Chris WALL • 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 12,371 participants have completed 79,706 parkruns covering a total distance of 398,530 km, including 13,923 new Personal Bests. A total of 734 individuals have volunteered 5,944 times.

 

Welcome Back

It’s been far too long since we had any news to share with you, but we’re really excited to be finally counting down to our restart on Saturday 24th July. We’ve been working behind the scenes with the National Trust staff at Clumber for some time now, and would like to say a huge THANK YOU to them for their ongoing support for our weekly event.

The parkrun we return to will be very similar to the one we know and love, but there will be a few small changes to ensure we comply with the guidelines in the Covid 19 Framework set out by parkrun UK. The requirements of the Framework may change in due course, but for now we will continue to implement them until we are told it is safe to do otherwise.

It remains vitally important that volunteers and participants must not attend parkrun if they feel unwell, have any symptoms of Covid-19, have recently tested positive or are required to quarantine.

 

Volunteers

The main change affecting volunteers (apart from the fact that they will now wear fluorescent pink high-viz vests), is that they will now use the Virtual Volunteer app on their own mobile phones for timekeeping and barcode scanning.   We will need more barcode scanners than usual in the coming weeks to help reduce queuing, so please visit our volunteer page to see where there are vacancies and get in touch if you have the app and are able to help. It’s very easy to use and the results you have captured are transferred by simply scanning a QR code which the Run Director will provide for you.

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Runners and Walkers

We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable, so please avoid congregating in large groups either before or after the event. There will be a briefing for new runners at 08:50, followed shortly after by the main briefing.  The information given out will be kept to a minimum, but please wait quietly so everyone has the opportunity to hear the important safety details and we can start the event on time.

When moving to the start area, faster runners should start near the front and slower runners further back, with walkers bringing up the rear with the tail walkers. This simple measure will make very little difference to your time and will reduce the congestion and overtaking in the first few minutes of the run.

The finish funnel will be longer than normal and will be set up opposite Central Bark.  Please avoid crowding and move away from the funnel after collecting your finish token and head towards one of the scanners wearing pink high-viz.  Have your barcode and finish token ready to present to the scanning volunteers before joining the queue.

Central Bark and the outdoor area behind it will be open for drinks and snacks, but please follow any Covid-19 guidelines indicated on the signage in that area.  There are no longer any picnic tables to the front of Central Bark and The Garden Tea House is currently closed.

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Getting there and Parking

Entrance to Clumber Park is via Limetree Avenue off the A614 at Apley Head and the B6034 at Carburton crossroads.  The entrance at Trumans Lodge off the B6034 remains closed to traffic.  The main gate will open at 08:00 to admit vehicles, and at the specific request of the National Trust, all parkrunners will be directed to the overflow car park in the event field.

Some areas of the event field are now cordoned off and once through the gate, please drive straight ahead to the parking area towards the bottom of the field.  There is a pedestrian gate in the bottom right hand corner of the field from where you can turn right and walk over the hill towards Central Bark.  Alternatively, a new (scenic) route has been created from half way down the field, which takes you along the outside of the walled garden, past the gates to the entrance, and emerges onto the road opposite the cricket pitch not far from Central Bark.  Allow 5 minutes or so to walk to the meeting area.  There are toilets situated behind Central Bark.

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The car park behind the walled kitchen garden will be cordoned off and reserved for volunteers.  This will allow them to pick up their equipment, receive their instructions and get to their various positions in good time.  It’s also important that this small car park doesn’t become too crowded because pedestrian access in this area is narrow and restricted, making it difficult to socially distance.

If you are a National Trust member, please have your membership card scanned as you leave.  At times, there may be a NT staff member at the exit of the overflow car park to scan you as you leave.  If not, if it’s convenient to pull in, please stop and offer your card for scanning at the main gate.

We very much look forward to seeing everyone on the 24th and #DFYB

 

parkrun 344 14th March

We were delighted that 320 of you turned up to walk, jog or run at Clumber Park this Saturday and 21 volunteers happily stepped forward to facilitate the event.  Visitors joined us from places as far apart as Scunthorpe and South Africa. We all clapped to show our gratitude to Jill BRANCH who was volunteering for the 50th time and Grace THOMAS joined the 10 Club. In such uncertain times, everyone was grateful that we still had the freedom to come together to enjoy our weekly parkrun.  There was, however, much talk about whether or not this would be the last event for a while.

When we saw John BEATTIE standing on the start line, it was a foregone conclusion that he'd be the first finisher today - after all, he does hold the course record at Clumber.  He certainly showed everyone a clean pair of heels and finished well ahead of Matthew DALY in 2nd place, who achieved a PB time of 19:18.  Young Holly LIMMER (JW11-14) of Retford AC was the first female home in a PB time of 21:02.

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Unfortunately, John forgot the #DFYB bit of parkrun, so his excellent time isn't shown in the results!

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In order to avoid overcrowding in the finish funnel this week, we extended its length, and also created a bit of distance between the scanners and athletes by moving a few picnic tables.  Although we weren't required or advised to do this, most people felt more comfortable with these simple measures of 'social distancing'.

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Over the past few days, things have moved quickly, and this morning we all received the news we had been expecting, that parkrun is suspended until at least the end of March due to Coronavirus.  The full article can be read here or can be accessed via the red banner at the top of our home page.  Our founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt also sent out an email, which you should have received if you have opted in to receive parkrun emails.  His message was 'We will get through this together' and indeed, we will.

Attending parkrun has changed the lives of so many people and Saturday mornings certainly won't be the same for possibly quite some time.  However, you can still go out and enjoy a run at the moment, but please, please, please, do not turn up at Clumber at 9:00 a.m. on a Saturday for a 'freedom run'.  This totally goes against everything that is being put in place by the Government to encourage social distancing.

You may have seen the statement published by the National Trust, regarding access to its parks and open spaces, which comes into effect this Friday.  Please check the link to see what measures have been put in place locally.

In the meantime, stay safe and well everyone, and we look forward to the time when normal service can resume.  Keep in touch on social media, let us know how you're keeping fit and do shout out if you need any help or support during these challenging times.

With very best wishes from the Core Event Team Sally, Martin, Roy, Mark M and Mark C

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Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 344
14th March 2020

This week 320 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Sally STAVELEY • Richard HIND • Nigel DAWBER • Alan TONKS • Donna FARMER • Emily BAGULEY • Lee-Anne MANLEY • Mark MANLEY • Marcin KUS • John BROWNE • Emily FEE • Kate THORNELOE • Camilla MERCER • Barry MERCER • Jill BRANCH • Niamh CARROLL • Mark CROSSLEY • Fiona GIBSON • Isaac SUMMERS • Nicola BAGULEY • Christina REA

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 12,334 participants have completed 79,408 parkruns covering a total distance of 397,040 km, including 13,882 new Personal Bests. A total of 733 individuals have volunteered 5,917 times.

 

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To celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) we had 402 runners, joggers and walkers complete the course.

Our guest RD for IWD was Jo Summers the National Trust's Active Outdoors Coordinator at Clumber Park who gave us an inspirational speech about how IWD is about challenging ourselves not only physically but also mentally and to consider how are actions, conversation, behaviour and mindset impact society and to call out inequality and unfairness when we see it.

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Jo also cited Sarah as her inspirational lady for setting up the Run the Wall Charity Challenge after overcoming cancer for the second time. You can read more about Run the Wall at https://runthewall.co.uk/about/

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Nobody admitted to any milestones this week but we had a trio of juniors joining the 10 club congratulations to Matthew GASCOIGNE, Satya TENNELA and Miya DYSON
Shaun PICKERSGILL also joined the 50 club.

Although there we had no international women present, we did have visitors from Conkers (Ashby), Leeds and Newcastle. Plenty of you took advantage of our special "This Girl Can/#IWD" photo frame here are a few...

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You can run, jog or walk a parkrun but you will never be last because we have tail walkers, this week we were going for a record number with 5 tail walkers from Team Thorneloe (including honorary members!)

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Saving the best till last...

Great news this week all the finish tokens were returned and our token sorters don't need to self-isolate so they will all be there for you next week.

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Here are the stats:

Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 343
7th March 2020

This week 402 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Martin BELL • Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Amy OGDEN • Christine STIMPSON • John SHEPHARD • Jo SUMMERS • Nigel DAWBER • Lee-Anne MANLEY • Marcin KUS • Sandra BREEDON • Emily FEE • Jane GRANT • Kate THORNELOE • Olivia THORNELOE • Holly BULMER • Paul DRAKE • Peter CRAFTS • Christine STEVENSON • Sam THORNELOE • Luke PHILLIPSON • Jacob PHILLIPSON • Max PHILLIPSON • 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 12,286 participants have completed 79,088 parkruns covering a total distance of 395,440 km, including 13,837 new Personal Bests. A total of 731 individuals have volunteered 5,896 times.

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