We are almost there. It is no use to pretend otherwise. I know you all want to but … parkrun East Brighton is almost out of its teens. There, I’ve said it. This was the 19th parkrun of East Brighton held in East Brighton Park by the East Brighton parkrun team for the runners, skippers, hoppers and crawlers of East Brighton and everywhere. Everywhere was especially noticeable this week as when the Run Director, Nancy, went through the pre-run speech, she asked how many new runners we had. Hands went up all over the place. Might the marathon due to be run the following day have something to do with this? Hmmmm …
We’ve been working a lot on getting proper names for all the Marshal Points along the route. We are properly grown up, or will be soon. We deserve proper grown up names for the various checkpoints. So here is it. We now start with a run up Beaky Hill, go along the top Terrace through the Terrace Junction, turning left at the Football Cone, loop around the Heli-pitch, repass the Football Cone. Then up Dottie’s incline and head towards the start. Don’t stop here as you now get to run, skip, hop or crawl it all over again through Terrace Two and onward towards Terrace junction etcetera; and once more but this time it is Terrace Three.
Not sure what I am talking about? Well come and join us one Saturday and it will all become clear. Well as clear as a Saturday morning starting with a run, skip, hop or crawl, with a group of like-minded people can be. It is great fun and all you need is a barcode obtainable at the even cheaper than chips price, for FREE from https://www.parkrun.org.uk . You can come and join us - but without that all important barcode you cannot be timed. And that is another little bonus of parkrun. As you tackle the course every week, or any other official parkrun course, you start to build up a picture of your very own. You will be running, hopping and skipping against no one but your own time with a load of people all running, hopping, skipping and crawling against their own previously set time. But only with your barcode mind you.
And to end on a note of good cheer, next week our wonderful run reporter, Catherine, will have descended from Snowdonia and will pick up the quill once more.
Report by Miriam Binder
parkrun role this week: Timekeeper and Scrap (Puppy) Buddy
If running, hopping and skipping isn’t your thing, we are always looking for volunteers. Regular runners, if you could volunteer once in a while that really helps us keep the run in parkrun. Here’s what to do:
Just email: firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us:
- Which Saturdays you are available
- Your barcode number *
*you don't have to be a runner to join parkrun. Sign up at the top of the East Brighton parkrun facebook page, or register at www.parkrun.org.uk to get your unique barcode number. When you do please remember to opt in to East Brighton emails
EB parkrun PEOPLE, RESULTS AND (amazing!) RECORD HOLDERS:
This week 124 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 72 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
Peter RANSON • Terry James AVEY • Matt HANSON • Mark CONSIDINE • Will BAKER • Gina BIGGS • Steven TENNANT • Bill HILL • Nancy PLATTS • Mark PINNEY • Paul PEARSON • Paul PARKER • Miriam BINDER • Darren SNOW MBE • Varun MAHATME • Laura TURNIDGE • Richard AVISON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the East Brighton parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Ben SAVILL who recorded a time of 16:37 on 15th December 2018 (event number 2), and by Maxwell DUMBRELL who also recorded a time of 16:37 on 15th December 2018 (event number 2).
***NEW FEMALE RECORD SET THIS WEEK***
The female record is held by Helena ROONEY who recorded a time of 20:18 on 13th April 2019 (event number 19).
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 861 participants have completed 1,635 parkruns covering a total distance of 8,175 km, including 325 new Personal Bests. A total of 91 individuals have volunteered 326 times.