Gladstone parkrun is cancelled on 24 October 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

International Women’s Day at Gladstone parkrun

We're really looking forward to the International Women's Day (IWD) parkrun on Saturday 7 March, and we hope you are too!

In England the IWD parkrun celebration is being supported by This Girl Can and more than 300 parkruns across England will be hosting a IWD parkrun

Come and run, jog or walk and then use the This Girl Can selfie frame to celebrate the day!

 

Gladstone parkrun Event number 405 15th February 2020

This week 233 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Bev THOMAS • Emma SUTHERLAND • John WALERYCH • Adrian BOYLAN • Nathan BARNARD • Samina HAQ • Alan John CARTER • Paul Anthony DURKAN • Sam SUTHERLAND • Maurice QUIRKE • Peter HIGGINS • Marivi HAQ • Paul ROCHE • Jean WALERYCH • Joanna MORRISON • Morgan WOLFE • Alistair ABRAHAMS • Graham DAVIES • Chetan KHATRY • David PAYLING • Hilary QUINN • Bethany CRADICK • Sandy CLAYTON

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

The male record is held by Hassan MARZOUK who recorded a time of 15:50 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 155).
The female record is held by Emily TODD who recorded a time of 18:35 on 9th February 2019 (event number 351).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 91.00% (22:58) on 30th April 2016 (event number 205).

Gladstone parkrun started on 30th June 2012. Since then 7,136 participants have completed 56,568 parkruns covering a total distance of 282,840 km, including 8,536 new Personal Bests. A total of 719 individuals have volunteered 6,189 times.

 

Gladstone parkrun Event number 400 – 11th January 2020

With the recent dark and gloomy early morning weather continuing, record numbers arrived to enjoy the celebrations of the 400th running of Gladstone parkrun!

The 305 participants and 33 volunteers congregated around the start/finish area and listened to Run Director Jennifer Armson’s run briefing, including warnings about a couple of puddles on the course! Though social media, I discovered after the parkrun that 11th January is ‘National Step in a Puddle and Splash a Friend Day … such a shame this wasn’t known a few hours earlier!! (Read more about it here)

During the briefing which included the trialling of a new loud speaker system, congratulations were given to Jean Walerych who’s birthday it was. Jean has marshalled over 190 times at Gladstone since 2015 and always gives great encouragement to everyone as they run past her!

The full team of volunteers marshalled and organised the event with the great expertise – the following individuals are to be thanked for helping out.

Adrian BOYLAN  •  Alex PSARIANOS  •  Alyson BURBERRY  •  Andrew AIKEN  •  Angela PAYNE  •  Billy SHEPHERD  •  Buggsie HEATH-BROWN  •  Charles MARKS  •  David DUGGAN  •  David PAYLING  •  David SHEPHERD  •  David WEBB  •  Des CRINION  •  Emily WITT  •  Emily YOUNG  •  Gillian SELF  •  Helen SCOTT  •  Jean WALERYCH  •  Jennifer ARMSON  •  John MILNER  •  Julius SEPORAITIS  •  Kemuel SOLOMON  •  Livia DEL BO  •  Nathan BARNARD  •  Patricia KING  •  Paul Anthony DURKAN  •  Peter HIGGINS  •  Peter LOOSE  •  Rupert NEGUS  •  Sandy CLAYTON  •  Sofia ALI  •  Sue BOUCHER  •  Valentina DEL BO

There are still spaces on the volunteer roster over the next few weeks, so why not try viewing parkrun from a different angle? Plenty of volunteering roles are available to be performed – please email gladstonehelpers@parkrun.com if you are interested.

The numbers were swelled by numerous visitors adorned in apricot shirts – visitors were seen to have come from as far afield as Shrewsbury, Milton Keynes and Taunton, along with others more local from Gunnersbury, Bedfont Lakes and Bushy!

There were also 15 people having their barcodes scanned for the first time – we hope you enjoyed your Saturday morning and will return again soon!

What the numbers tell us!

Although the running conditions have been better, 41 people achieved Personal Bests! This is almost 17% of the runners who had previously recorded times, a great achievement, especially as many other got close to their best times!

There were also 24 ‘unknowns’ in the field – unfortunately not everyone brought their barcodes with them. The abbreviation of DFYB is parkrun terminology participants are regularly reminded of……Don’t Forget Your Barcode is great advice when getting to the start line on a Saturday morning!

To state the obvious, the record attendance of 305 at the 400th event is the highest ever, and the first over 300! The first run was on 30th June 2012, and it wasn’t until a year later that the numbers went over 100 for the first time! Roll on another two years for a 200+ attendance, and now a record number of participants have taken part in each of the last two weeks. As this is the first report of 2020, it’s also worth noting that the total numbers of runners in 2019 was 10,691 with over 1,000 volunteer roles being filled!

Those collecting low number tokens

Collecting token number 1 was Sam White in a time of 18:25 on his first visit to Gladstone parkrun. Charlie Rossington was the second person to be issued with a token 24 seconds later and Joshua Odefey was the third runner to complete the course, in 18:51. First lady home was Maria Jovani in a time of 20:50 (also on her first visit to Gladstone), with Sarah Bailey following her home 20 seconds later! Emily Iliffe was the third lady to reach the funnel, completing her 28th run around Gladstone parkrun.

Enjoy your parkrunning and see you again soon!

Thanks go to David Duggan for writing this week's run report.

 

New Year’s Day Run

Great News!
We will be holding our usual New Year's Day parkrun at Gladstone.
Even better news!
It starts at a very reasonable 10.30am. This later start time allows keen parkrunners to take advantage of the chance to do a double!
Our neighbouring parkruns at Cannons Park and Northala Fields (subject to confirmation) are starting their New Year's Day runs at the usual time of 9am.
As always, we will need some willing volunteers to make the run happen so please email in ASAP.

 

Gladstone parkrun Event number 394 7th December 2019

This week 207 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Emma SUTHERLAND • Buggsie HEATH-BROWN • Charles BOUCHER • Sophie BARNARD • Izzy WITT • Alan John CARTER • Paul Anthony DURKAN • Christine BEE • Billy SHEPHERD • Sam SUTHERLAND • Fiona KINSELLA • Isabelle LAMY • Philip VOKE • Hannah BUERANO • Angela PAYNE • Graham DAVIES • Dipti KHATRY • Yusr YASIN • Hilary QUINN • Katie TOWLE

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

The male record is held by Hassan MARZOUK who recorded a time of 15:50 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 155).
The female record is held by Emily DUDGEON who recorded a time of 18:35 on 9th February 2019 (event number 351).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ros TABOR who recorded 91.00% (22:58) on 30th April 2016 (event number 205).

Gladstone parkrun started on 30th June 2012. Since then 6,720 participants have completed 53,769 parkruns covering a total distance of 268,845 km, including 8,239 new Personal Bests. A total of 692 individuals have volunteered 5,918 times.

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