Sunny and chilled

Well, the sun certainly shone on us today at East Brighton Park!

 

It was a glorious day as we welcomed newbies, visitors, regulars, and dogs back to East Brighton Park for what is only our second parkrun since March 2020.

 

Congratulations to Richard Russell, who celebrated his 50th parkrun today, all of which took place here at East Brighton! Here's to the next 50...and beyond!

 

Do let us know if you're celebrating a milestone/birthday/other celebration, and we'll be sure to give you a massive Whoop Whoop!

 

Well done to everyone who made their way around the park today. As always, East Brighton was definitely the friendliest place to be on a Saturday morning.

 

Today's parkrun was another fantastic show of teamwork between participants and volunteers. Thanks to everyone for making the finish funnel and token scanning go so smoothly.

 

Did you know, there are a number of volunteer roles that allow you to both volunteer and take part in the run itself? We'd love to have you involved, so if you'd like to know more, please email us at eastbrighton@parkrun.com, or come and have a chat with us.

 

Have a fabulous week, and we'll see you again very soon!

 

Run Report by Kerry Bonham

 

This week 84 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Chris NAYLOR • Mike NAYLOR • Peter RANSON • Terry James AVEY • Bob PAGE • Mark CONSIDINE • Nancy PLATTS • Kerry BONHAM • Lloyd EVANS • Michael PIRRIE • Paul PEARSON • Dan STENT • Michelle PEARSON • Mary HERBERT • Andrew OHARA • Gordon WYNN • Maggie ANDERSON • Ann HOWARD

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

The female record is held by Helena ROONEY who recorded a time of 20:18 on 13th April 2019 (event number 19).
The male record is held by William CORK who recorded a time of 16:02 on 18th January 2020 (event number 59).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline WOOD who recorded 86.38% (20:41) on 16th February 2019 (event number 11).

East Brighton parkrun started on 8th December 2018. Since then 1,955 participants have completed 5,171 parkruns covering a total distance of 25,855 km, including 885 new Personal Bests. A total of 214 individuals have volunteered 1,068 times.

 

 

 

EAST BRIGHTON parkrun REPORT #66, July 24th 2021

They always say that good things come to those who wait.... well, it's safe to say that we've waited a very long time, but the best thing has come. That's right, parkrun is back!

 

The People in Pink (aka our excellent volunteers) have been very busy making sure that everything was ready for today, including ensuring that a tent that has popped itself onto the course was repositioned to a more appropriate spot. (If you'd like to give Volunteering a go, do get in touch!)

 

It was lovely to see both new and familiar faces supporting each other during the run. It may have been a while since we last ran together, but that sunny parkrun spirit was there with bells on!

 

Afterwards, it was time to get some refreshments from the café, and have a chat with some of today's participants. As you can see from the quotes below, parkrun has a big impact on everyone:

 

  • No helicopter landing today!
  • So good to be back
  • Fantastic!
  • Great to be back
  • Thank you everyone
  • Sid the Yorkie loved it, and gives his bark of approval!
  • Great to see everyone
  • Wonderful!
  • The food and coffee is fab
  • It was so moving to see everyone running again
  • No rain!

 

 

I'll be honest, I couldn't have put it better myself.

 

Thank you to everyone for helping parkrun to return to East Brighton in such a safe and happy way. Have a lovely week, and see you soon!

 

Report by Kerry Bonham

 

 

And here are the stats...

This week 57 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Mike NAYLOR • Peter RANSON • Terry James AVEY • Anna LOWE • Nancy PLATTS • Kerry BONHAM • Paul PEARSON • Michelle PEARSON • Mary HERBERT • Yvette KNAPMAN • Andrew OHARA • Mike BROWN • Luis BROWN • Fran SKEELES • Martha BRADLY • Gordon WYNN • Ann HOWARD

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

East Brighton parkrun started on 8th December 2018. Since then 1,927 participants have completed 5,087 parkruns covering a total distance of 25,435 km, including 868 new Personal Bests. A total of 212 individuals have volunteered 1,051 times.

 

 

 

EAST BRIGHTON parkrun REPORT #65, MARCH 14TH, 2020

A small and perfectly formed bunch of parkrunners arrived at East Brighton park to the warm welcome of a flurry of fuchsia! Our intrepid volunteers were sporting the new hi-viz jackets, and they all looked fabulous!

The sun managed to peep through the clouds as 25 parkrunners set off for this morning's 5k of fun. It was quite muddy along the way, but the course marshals kept us very safe! It was lovely to see everyone greeting each other as we did our laps of the park. One by one, we crossed the finish line, greeted with applause and smiles for each and every one of us.

We had a couple of celebrations today - Paul Pearson has now volunteered at East Brighton 50 times!! If you want to give volunteering a go, I'm sure Paul will be happy to offer his advice. Also, Terry James Avey completed his 350th parkrun today - yes, you read that right - 350th!!! Massive congratulations to Terry, and here's to the next 350.

No matter how many parkruns you've done, or how many times you volunteer, what's brilliant about being an EBie is that you'll always be part of a fantastically supportive group of friends.

Well done to everyone who came to parkrun today. Remember, if you every have any questions about parkrun (including volunteering), you can get in touch on Facebook, via eastbrighton@parkrun.com, or by talking to one of your fellow EBies.

Have a great week, and keep on smiling like us EBies do best!

Run Report by: Kerry Bonham

EB parkrun PEOPLE: This week 25 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 2 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

EB RESULTS and (amazing!) RECORD HOLDERS: This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the East Brighton parkrun Results Page.  Our current course record holders are listed in the event stats below this week’s results.

These wonderful folk got out of bed on a grey Saturday morning to make the run happen: Chris NAYLOR • Terry James AVEY • Belinda GIBSON • Hannah MORNEMENT • Emma WROE • Kerry BONHAM • Dave BAILEY • Paul PEARSON • Darren SNOW MBE • Michelle PEARSON • Mary HERBERT • Lesley MORRILL • Yvette KNAPMAN • Andrew OHARA • Richard AVISON • Martha BRADLY

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

 

EAST BRIGHTON parkrun REPORT #64, MARCH 7TH, 2020

Bobble hat – check

Barcode - check

Big smile - check

Right, that means I'm ready to go to the happiest place on a Saturday morning - East Brighton parkrun!

After all the wet and windy weather we've been having recently, it was lovely to see that the ground had dried out, and was ready for the barcode-bearing bunch of parkrunners this morning. Spring is definitely on its way - I can feel it!

The Portslade Hedgehoppers joined us today, and all did brilliantly today. We'd love to have them visit us again very soon.

I also met the lovely Danny, who was walking his first ever parkrun today (and what better place to do that than at EB?) With the brilliant warm welcome from everyone, I'm sure he'll be back again.

What I love about EB is the variety of people who come along each week. People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities come along with one thing in common - to cover a 5k distance. Some run, some walk, and some do their own thing in between. Personally, I do a combination of running and walking, which works well for me. Ultimately, it doesn't matter how we do it, because we know that we'll always be met with friendly faces along the way.

As always, a big Thank You to our hi-viz volunteers, who make sure everything is set up for us, and keep us safe on our way round. If you'd like to help out, do drop the team an email at eastbrighton@parkrun.com, or have a chat with one of the volunteers when you're next there.

It's International Women's Day tomorrow, so make sure you use this weekend to celebrate all the women in your life!

That's all from me today. Thanks again to everyone for making EB parkrun such a wonderful place to be on a Saturday morning. You all keep me going, and you all make me smile!

Run Report by: Kerry Bonham

EB parkrun PEOPLE: This week 74 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

EB RESULTS and (amazing!) RECORD HOLDERS: This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the East Brighton parkrun Results Page.  Our current course record holders are listed in the event stats below.

These wonderful folk got out of bed on a grey Saturday morning to make the run happen: Mike NAYLOR • Terry James AVEY • Hannah MORNEMENT • Steven TENNANT • Emma WROE • Nancy PLATTS • Catherine CONSIDINE • Dave BAILEY • Charlie WILLIAMS • Paul PEARSON • Michelle PEARSON • Mary HERBERT • Mike BROWN • Luis BROWN • Nathan BROWN • Martha BRADLY

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

 

IF A PARK DOES NOT RUN, CAN YOU WRITE A RUN REPORT?

Here at EB HQ there is always, ALWAYS something to report ... Read on 'cos right at the end of this there is an invitation you won't want to miss!!

Since we weren't busy cheering your all round the park this soggy Saturday, we put our thinking caps on. And very lovely we looked too!  At just over a year old, it's time to plan for EB's future. And what we were thinking is - would you like to help? Our Core Team have done a damn fine job of setting EB parkrun up but a few of them would like to run a bit more. And with a broader volunteer gang we can create more opportunities to do just that - for everyone.

Let's start with a bit of myth busting:

Myth 1 - If I volunteer, I won't be able to run?

***Busted*** There are quite a few roles that allow you to run too. We always, always need help setting up and closing down. Fast runners, you can hop in and barcode scan once you've got you breath back. Tail walkers. Pacers. Run Report writer - we need you.

Myth 2 - OK, but if I join the Core Team I'll have to volunteer all the time, right?

***Busted*** The role we're really keen to train a few more people to do is Volunteer Co-ordinator. Once all the Volunteers are in place on Saturday morning, the VC has time to hit the start line. And run the run that you helped create. Now THAT's a damn fine feeling.

Myth 3 - But everyone looks like they know what they are doing.

**Busted*** OMG, if you had but seen us a year ago!?  Do I need to say more?? Suffice to say, if you are interested in doing anything, we are happy to take the time to help you learn. But seriously most of the volunteer roles are simple and we promise not to throw you in at the deep end.

Myth 4 - Don't the volunteers all know each other. Won't I feel a bit left out?

***Busted*** Most of us met setting up EB parkrun.  Almost every week someone new joins in and the most frequent and gratifying feedback we ever get is "EB is the most welcoming, friendly parkrun team you could ever wish to meet ..."

If you are remotely interested in getting a bit more involved here what to do:

1. Sign up to EB emails. To do this opt into East Brighton in your parkrun profile.  Sign in here: https://www.parkrun.com/signin/ and go to email options.

2. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or twitter.

3. Come and talk to us any Saturday.  Or email eastbrighton@parkrun.com anytime. We'd be oh so happy to have a little chat.

4.  FINALLY … HERE COMES THE INVITATION ...

Marilyn and Steve in the EB Café are hosting a Café Launch sometime in the next few weeks.  We are all invited and will let you know the date, just as soon as we do!

So if you'd like to talk about volunteering from time to time, mixing up a bit of parkrunning and volunteering, learning how to do any of the volunteer roles, or joining the EB Core Team find us in the cafe after parkrun, or at the launch in a few week's time - we'll be there, supping a little fizz and nibbling a few tasty bites ... and chat, chat chatting ... see you there??

EB Love,

Nancy and Catherine

Your EB Event Directors

 

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