One of our Duke of Edinburgh volunteer's was Run Director today and did a great job making sure the event ran smoothly, well done Jack! We had 21 finishers with 6 PB's and 4 first timer's, well done everyone! Thank you to all the volunteers, especially those who filled in at the last minute to make sure we had enough to run the event: Irina BUGORSKAYA, Becky BUSHNELL, Tom COLEBROOK, Derek DA SILVA, Sarah DRAKE, Edouard GUIDON, David HATTS, Jennie HATTS, Nigel JENNINGS, Ben JORDAN, Clare JORDAN, Jack MORRIS, Nick TUFTNELL, Theo TUFTNELL, Pamela VARCOE, Amelia Ann WALTON, David WILLIAMS
After a wet start to the day it dried off nicely for our junior parkrun at Eastville Park on the first day of August. We had 15 wonderful runners and welcomed 5 first timers, one of which was the first finisher. Well done everyone! Thank you as always to all our dedicated volunteers who make this event happen.
Early this morning 9 children and lots of volunteers came to Eastville junior parkrun to run in this ever-changing weather. One of our volunteers was celebrating her birthday, but still chose to spend some of her birthday helping.
Of the 9 children there were 3 first time runners and even some tourists. The ground was still wet from a night of rain, but luckily the sun was out. The runners ran at a quick pace around Eastville Park including one of the new runners, who had just become old enough to run.
At the end of the run, even a pigeon decided to join in for around 100 meters before flying back to the trees. Everyone appeared to enjoy their run and enjoy being out in the fresh air.
After the run, the clouds came over and it began to rain. Thank you to all the volunteers who make parkrun possible. Abby TROKE • Andrew GRIFFIN • Andy JUBB • Anita ROWLAND • Ben JORDAN • Bob HOWELL • Clare JUBB • David HEMMINGS • Derek DA SILVA • Heather GRIFFIN • Jack MORRIS • Mel GILBERT • Nick TUFTNELL • Noah SAPLA • Pamela VARCOE • Sarah DRAKE • Thomas MILLER
Today on the 27th of June it was cloudy and threatened to rain yet people came to the park to run (12 people) this included 2 first timers who came last week they had been walking in the park when they saw the event and joined in. The runners were raring to go. After we finished the warm up they started the run. The returning first timers shot into the distance and everyone else was in close pursuit. It was great to see so many smiling faces with their mums and dads. The returning first timers put in an amazing effort and got an amazing time. A big thank you to every one who volunteered especially the duke of Edinburgh volunteers. It was also nice to see the volunteers from the 5k who came to see the COVID protocols to make the 5k safer when it returned.
results can be found here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/eastville-juniors/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=150
Report written by Duke of Edinburgh volunteer Ben
Well done everyone for coming along this morning, we nearly got away with it, as when we arrived it was just a damp Sunday morning. As the starting horn went Storm Dennis flexed a muscle, meaning the first lap was ran in the wind and rain. One young man chose to finish his run here, he still has a well-earned Hero chocolate for being a little hero and choosing to come along. Our other 28 finishers had come from all over Bristol, woking and South Wales, the first two finishers even coming from Wales, as a lovely bit of serendipity Rhys McNabb our second placed young man also placed second at yesterday's 5K parkrun at Aberdare!
Overall, we had 8 first timers at Eastville - we hope you'll come back to visit. As well as 3 PBs - well done!!
A huge thank you for everyone who came out to support, remember we can't run the event without volunteers.
The photo is of the Summer’s who all volunteered and ran – thanks guys.
We were pleased to have lots of first timer's again on Sunday, a warm welcome to all of you! Congratulations if you were one of the 6 runners who got a new PB. A big well done to Neel who was awarded his marathon club wristband (21 runs). Ben was celebrating both his 100th run and his volunteer club milestone (volunteering on 25 different occasions) so shared some biscuits with us all.
If you were one of our 'unknown' runners please remember to register with Parkrun and print off your barcode to bring with you next time.
We were quite short of volunteers so had to ask a few spectators in the morning to help out, so thanks to those who stepped up! Please do drop our team an email if you know you can volunteer one week, it really helps the event run more smoothly and on time if we have a full volunteer roster before Sunday morning.
Our high vis heros this week were: Sarah ASHBY, Jaromir BON, Simon DATHAN, Andrew GRIFFIN, Khazi HAROON, Benjamin HATTS, David HATTS, Jennie HATTS, Oliver HATTS, Mei-An HOE, Jennifer HOLLMAN, Nigel JENNINGS, Richard LAWSON, Alex MOYLETT, Mwidimi NDOSI, Ismail RASHID, Monique SAPLA, Claire TILEY, Lois TILEY
We welcomed 31 runners including 6 first timers and 7 runners achieved PB’s. Well done everyone! A couple of runners reached new milestones, remember you can print off your certificates from your parkrun profile and we look forward to giving you your wristbands at your next run (just let the Run Director know).
We also had a new age category record for JW10 set at an incredible 07:30, which is only 1 second off the girl’s course record, congratulations Estelle!
Mel took some lovely photographs during the run which can be found here
And finally, a great big THANK YOU to all of our amazing volunteers this week: Paula BROWN, Alice DALRYMPLE, Sally DERRICK, Mel GILBERT, Oliver HATTS, Jennie HATTS, Benjamin HATTS, David HATTS, Ciarán HESLOP, Mark HESLOP, Jay HUNT, Debbie HUNT, Nigel JENNINGS, Clare JORDAN, Michael NUTT, Helen RISDALE, Lloyd SULLIVAN, Abby TROKE, Nick TUFTNELL, Melanie YOUNG.
The weather was less than desirable this Sunday but remarkably we still had 24 runners braving the rain with six first timers and two PB's, well done all of you!
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Paula BROWN, Jenny CHAKRAVARTY, Derek DA SILVA, Mel GILBERT, Heather GRIFFIN, Andrew GRIFFIN, Oliver HATTS, Jennie HATTS, David HATTS, Benjamin HATTS, Mark HESLOP, Cara HULL, Charlotte MERRIMAN, Ismail RASHID, Hugo RITTER VAZQUEZ, Ben SMYTHE, Jo TAYLOR, Evie TAYLOR, Nick TUFTNELL, Karen Louise WATSON, Kelly WOOD
A special thank you to the parents who offered to help on the day and congratulations to Paula who achieved her v25 Volunteer Club milestone this week. We look forward to seeing you in your well earned purple t-shirt!
Thank you to the 44 runners and 21 volunteers that ran and helped on my first ever event as RD this Saturday. We had 11 first timers and 10 runners who achieved a new PB, congratulations to all of you! We also presented Maud and Edith with their half marathon wristbands, well done girls!
A few people did not have a barcode, please remember to register before coming again. #DFYB
We were very lucky with the weather as the rain held off until after our run when we were all safely back home with a cup of tea.
Thank you to all of the volunteers, especially to Martyn who stepped up and volunteered on the day. We need 17 volunteers each week to run this event. I’m RD again this Sunday and there are plenty of spaces on the volunteer roster, please let us know if you are able to help this (or any other) Sunday!
Thanks to the vollunteers:- Paula BROWN, Derek DA SILVA, Mel GILBERT, Heather GRIFFIN, James HARRISON, Jennie HATTS, David HATTS, Benjamin HATTS, Oliver HATTS, Mark HESLOP, Mei-An HOE, Nigel JENNINGS, Clare JORDAN, Tariq KURD, Steph MIREYLEES, Laura ROBERTSON, Ollie ROBERTSON-KURD, Toby ROBERTSON-KURD, Jason TINLEY, Jude TUFTNELL BROWN, Martyn WOOD
It was Eastville Juniors’ 104th Parkrun event.
This week was extra special as it is Deaf Awareness week. The aim of deaf awareness week is to raise awareness and the challenges of being deaf, promote the positive aspects of deafness by role models and social inclusion. Also to raise awareness of the huge range of local organisations that support deaf people and their family and friends.
Thank you to the Eastville junior Parkrun team for letting us organise a deaf takeover. A huge thank you also to Amy Mortimore and all the volunteers for all their work behind the scenes making the Eastville junior deaf takeover parkrun a huge success. All the marshals / volunteers today were all deaf or use sign language. This gave the juniors park runners a great opportunity to meet deaf people and learn some sign language such as “cake please”, “thank you marshal” and deaf applause.
All the marshals had an object with them to raise awareness of how to get the attention of deaf juniors and cheer them on visually (rather than auditory like rattles, shouting out encouragement etc). Today we had bubbles, flashing lights and colourful materials. This made them inclusive and equal to other children.
It was fantastic to see deaf juniors coming to take part in the parkrun and show how inclusive parkrun can be for everyone.
70 juniors completed the parkrun today! There were at least 21 first timers and 14 juniors achieved Personal best (PB) times! Well done everyone!
Huge congrats to Mohammed-Deeq, Maud and Edith for achieving 11 park runs to reach the half marathon milestone!
The sunny weather was perfect for today’s event as it meant juniors were able to stay on after the tail walker finished, to enjoy some cake/ cookies and take part in an inclusive football session led by Ben Martin from Little Feet Football, who is deaf himself. Thank you Ben for coming to be part of the deaf awareness takeover at Eastville junior parkrun.
Well done everyone and I hope the deaf awareness was useful, and helped you to know what to do when you meet a deaf person.
Thanks to this week's volunteers
Amy MORTIMORE • Ben MERRY • Catherine HOUNSOME • Claire SLOAN • Elizabeth POTTER • Elizabeth SUTHERLAND • Fiona HUGHES • Freya HUGHES • Helen MERRY • Jasmine SILSBURY • Jennie WEBBER • Jess CULLEN • Mark GILL • Martha MERRY • Mel GILBERT • Michele SILSBURY-BASEY • Rachel PATERSON • Rob WEBBER • Rory MORTIMORE • Rosie-May POTTER • Sarah DRAKE • Trevor WILSON • Wayne HEAL
Run Report by Rory Mortimore