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

Springtime in Clumber

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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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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.

 

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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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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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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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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It was a pleasure to be in Clumber Park this Saturday, with blue skies and sunshine making a welcome change from the drab weather of recent weeks.  However, the low temperature did mean there were some icy puddles on parts of the course.  Numbers were over 400 for the fourth parkrun in a row and 22 brilliant volunteers ensured everything ran smoothly. The parking was very busy and the start was delayed by a few minutes to allow everyone time to get to the event field.  To avoid the last minute rush, please arrive earlier than normal so we can start on time.

Emily, one of our junior volunteers, was happy to take responsibility for timekeeping, which she did with 100% accuracy.3-IMG_20200118_093316

Mark & Christine handed out the finish tokens - all of which were returned (hurrah).

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Richard was also a timekeeper and Sam was the number checker.  You may have wondered why you sometimes get asked for your name as you stagger along the finish funnel gasping for breath.  This is because the number checker is responsible for making spot checks so that discrepancies that may arise between the timer and the tokens that are given out are recorded.

Jon FOX normally runs at Colwick, but this week he made his first visit to Clumber and lead everyone home in a time of 17:28.

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We had visitors from around the UK, including Ruth and Ryan Mewis.  Ruth is the Co-Event Director at Lancaster parkrun and she said how much she'd enjoyed her first visit to Clumber parkrun and was very envious that our volunteers had their own hut - complete with kettle and microwave!

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There was a lot of cake today to celebrate various milestones. Taking part at Clumber today, David MICHIE and Martha HAZLEHURST joined the 50 Club.  Donna FARMER, Gordon ATKINSON and Jane RIDDELL all joined the 100 Club and although not an official milestone,  Julian HILL completed his 200th parkrun. Proudly wearing her '100' sash, Donna completed the route as a tail walker today, along with Clare and Emily FEE.

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Indulging in a bit of parkrun tourism this week, one of our Run Directors Mark MANLEY celebrated his 100th run at Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District.  He said the views were stunning, but as Whinlatter is the UK parkrun with the most elevation and is rated in the top three most difficult, he'll be glad to get back to the flat course at Clumber!

The trolley was overflowing with discarded coats, jackets, tops, hats and gloves this week.  Please remember to collect your items before you go home. If you do leave anything, please get in touch as soon as possible so we can put your things to one side.

5-IMG_20200118_093341There are lots of volunteer opportunities through February, so if you're able to help out please check out the future roster and let us know which role you'd like to undertake.  Random fact - there are over 7000 runners registered to Clumber parkrun, yet less than 10% of these have ever volunteered.  That's a lot of people who are missing out on the most rewarding aspect of parkrun.

Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 336
18th January 2020

This week 409 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Roy TURNER • Sally STAVELEY • Richard HIND • Natalie CUNNINGHAM • Christine STIMPSON • Nigel DAWBER • Lesley ECCLES • Donna FARMER • Andrew ECCLES • Emily BAGULEY • Clare FEE • Emily FEE • Sarah CHERRY • Bryan CHERRY • Janette STUART • Christine STEVENSON • Pamela BROOKS • Sam THORNELOE • Mark CROSSLEY • Jonathan MARTIN • Angela GREEN • Alfie HOPKINSON

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 11,900 participants have completed 76,520 parkruns covering a total distance of 382,600 km, including 13,487 new Personal Bests. A total of 721 individuals have volunteered 5,731 times.

 

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A windy Clumber Park saw a field of 436 runners at parkrun this morning. We had a pletheora of visitors this morning from Peterborough, Scarborough and Cleethorpes as well as international visitors from Austrailia and New Zealand...

Sean ‘Cleethorpes via Clumber’ Clark was celebrating his birthday with friends at parkrun this morning, Happy Birthday Sean…
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His friend Matthew wrote a nice post on Facebook after their visit...

Run Director Mark (not the short one!) gave a briefing at 8:55am to ensure we could make a start at 9:00am; if you were late this week please allow more time next week, we are extremely busy at this time of year!
This weeks 22 volunteers were assisted by Fred, he begged to help and also brought his own hi-viz jacket!
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It was a very busy start line this morning as the run started on time at 9:00am
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Barry, Camilla and Donna were this weeks Tail Walkers and managed to grab a quick photo with Bailey!
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This weeks top three were Matt, Henry and Alexander…
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The first female this week was Sam from Peterborough
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George, from New Zealand, came in 6th this weeks, after finishing we managed to grab a picture with his mum Karen who was helping out with Barcode Scanning.
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Mark M (the short one!) was barcode scanning using the app this morning, someone got a picture as Bailey passed – Bailey is nearly as tall as Mark now!!!
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We still need a couple of marshals for next week so please get in touch if you can help, email clumberpark@parkrun.com You can view the future volunteers roster here...

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/clumberpark/futureroster/

See you next week...!!!

Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 335
11th January 2020
This week 436 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 45 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Sally STAVELEY • Natalie CUNNINGHAM • Nigel DAWBER • Donna FARMER • Jeremy BAGULEY • Emily BAGULEY • Lee-Anne MANLEY • Mark MANLEY • Sandra BREEDON • Graeme FEE • James FEE • Camilla MERCER • Barry MERCER • Christine STEVENSON • Pamela BROOKS • Mark CROSSLEY • Dawn SPURR • Jonathan MARTIN • Millie MARTIN • Karen MAWSON

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 11,850 participants have completed 76,111 parkruns covering a total distance of 380,555 km, including 13,432 new Personal Bests. A total of 720 individuals have volunteered 5,709 times.

 

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The first official Saturday parkrun of 2020, at Clumber Park, saw Roy as Run Director for over 400 runners...

Before the runners arrive Run Director Roy held a briefing with the volunteers, its like a 'whos who' in the volunteer circle along with a question of the week to get to know each other better; What have you forgotten recently?
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Laura Blackwell had her own posse this week as she ran for the last time before having a baby in just a few weeks time...Good luck from the Clumber team Laura!
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Our first runner this week was New Zealander George, he ran with us on New Year Day and enjoyed it that much he came back today, well done George and great picture with dad James...
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Matthew was second this week, along with Lewis in third, all finishing under 20 minutes
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Roy was full of praise for Mel, ex A&E nurse, who didn't complete her second lap as she stopped to help another runner with a serious ankle injury; that shows the true community that comes with parkrun, thank you!
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As Roy mentioned this morning, why not take time to volunteer this year...? Tail Walking like the Phillipson's or even Timekeeping like Mark and Richard; you can also use the watch or the app!!!
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Clumber Park parkrun
Event number 334
4th January 2020
This week 414 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Martin BELL • Roy TURNER • Carolyn Ann LUCKHAM • Sally STAVELEY • Richard HIND • Matthew BELL • Natalie CUNNINGHAM • Gill KAYLOR • Angela ARCHER • Nigel DAWBER • Sandra BREEDON • Janette STUART • Jane GRANT • Kate THORNELOE • Sarah AGAR • James AGAR • William AGAR • Peter STEVENSON • Christine STEVENSON • Sam THORNELOE • Jacob PHILLIPSON • Max PHILLIPSON • Mark CROSSLEY • Fiona GIBSON • Annette PHILLIPSON • 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 11,804 participants have completed 75,675 parkruns covering a total distance of 378,375 km, including 13,370 new Personal Bests. A total of 716 individuals have volunteered 5,687 times.

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

This morning saw a record 550 runners & walkers and 24 volunteers welcome in the New Year and the new decade at Clumber parkrun.  104 of the participants were visiting us for the first time and I'm sure they all enjoyed the great atmosphere and lovely surroundings that we all cherish at Clumber Park week in and week out.  Many thanks to the National Trust too for supporting our extra event and putting car park marshals in place early this morning to help with all the additional traffic.

As ever, we are grateful to the 24 volunteers who happily came along this morning to ensure the event could go ahead.  A few of them were a little blurry eyed, but this didn't dampen their enthusiasm and they all did a fantastic job under the additional pressure of having so many extra runners.

As is traditional on New Year's day, the course was run in reverse, which meant starting on the hill and taking left hand turns instead of right hand turns. The queue of runners stretched back a long way!

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Many of you today were focused on a quick time so you could get away to complete the NYD (New Year Double) at another nearby parkrun.  No stranger to being first over the line was Philip NIND, who completed the run in 16:55, then got away so quickly that he missed the podium photograph.  He then went on to be the first finisher at Poolsbrook, making for a successful parkrun double.  Not rushing away quite so quickly were Peter BADGER and Leigh MARSHALL who were 2nd and 3rd to finish.

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There were celebrations today for Cheryl Lee who joined the 100 Club and Neil HOLDEN and Anna Lee who joined the 50 Club.  Here's Cheryl and Neil proudly wearing their marvelous milestone capes!

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There were lots of photos this morning and social media is awash with happy smiling faces posing with the Clumber Park selfie frame.    Happy New Year ladies.IMG_20200101_095738

There was a slight delay in getting results to everyone this morning due to the fact that one of the data files was omitted from the first results upload.  However, this was quickly spotted and rectified so thank you to everyone for your patience. On barcode scanning and token sorting today were Fiona GIBSON and Christine STEVENSON who were delighted to report that ALL the finish tokens had been returned.  Thank you parkrunners for remembering to hand them in.

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If you haven't read Paul Sinton Hewitt's 'The 2019 parkrun year in review' then it's well worth taking a few minutes to do so.  One of the things Paul talks about are the benefits of parkrun and that results show that the biggest benefits were experienced by those who volunteered, as well as walked or ran.  With this in mind, if you've never volunteered, why not give something back to this brilliant community event and offer your time on the odd occasion - we'd love to hear from you.

Finally, RD's Mark and Mark continue to compete to see which one of them is the funniest! Hopefully 2020 will be another year full of laughter, friendliness and community spirit, so if you know someone who would benefit from taking part in a weekly parkrun, please encourage them to come along.

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Only 3 more sleeps before it's parkrunday the normal way round, so see you soon and #DFYB

Clumber Park parkrun

Event number 333
1st January 2020
This week 550 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 104 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 76 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Martin BELL • Sally STAVELEY • Claire LITTLE • Natalie CUNNINGHAM • Angela ARCHER • John SHEPHARD • Gillian SHEPHARD • Nigel DAWBER • Jane GOODCHILD • Andrew GRANT • Paul HERON • Mark MANLEY • John BROWNE • Sandra BREEDON • Emily FEE • Lindsay JONES • Sally BULMER • Jane GRANT • Holly BULMER • Anne GOODWIN • Christine STEVENSON • Jj CROSSLEY • 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 11,751 participants have completed 75,261 parkruns covering a total distance of 376,305 km, including 13,329 new Personal Bests. A total of 713 individuals have volunteered 5,661 times.

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