Event #232 (20th Oct 2018)

Pleasant spectating weather usually means less than ideal running conditions. So the first morning mists of Autumn signalled cool conditions for all non running volunteers and spectators but potentially ideal running conditions :-) !


Well the enthusiastic 265 runners, joggers and walkers who came along today proved the point by achieving an amazing 53 PBs, which was higher than last week's pacer day achievement, a true vindication that weather conditions have a significant part to play in when we're likely to achieve that illusive PB ;-) !

A number of you were also taking it easy as you had an appointment next day with the Chelmsford Marathon (sorry for forgetting to mention you at the briefing :-) )!

Len's parkrun Birthday

Now be honest, how many of you know your parkrun birthday? Well, we all know than Len likes a stat or two (or four) and so we shouldn't be surprised that he knew it was his 6th parkrun birthday.

To celebrate, he ran his 172nd parkrun, demonstrated his awesome finishing sprint and indulged in a little post run tipple :-) !


Len now shares his parkrun birthday with Will BROWN, Julian WOODWARD, Joshua ROUGHAN, Ella DANIELS, Darryl DANIELS, Zoe DANIELS, Maria SNELL, Joshua PALMER, Sally WOODWARD, Lola WOODWARD, Jasper KIRTLAND and Hayley OVERY who all completed their first ever parkrun today :-) !

The run


Despite the celebrations, there was still some seriously fast running going on out on the course. The first three finishers were :-

1st Karamadin ADAM 18:47
2nd Dan BUCKLEY 18:53 New PB
3rd Toby PEREIRA 18:59

The full set of results can be accessed here.

There was also some less serious running going on out on the course - Mark rehearsing his leap to touch the bird :-) !



It wouldn't be possible to make our event the success that it is without all of the hi-viz heroes, young and old, who volunteer each week and so thanks to this week's volunteers :-

Amanda ROBERTS • Andrew DYER • Anna LUFF • Anthony PERKINS • Caroline FAGG • Carolla MOISE • Chris HOPKINSON • Christopher SEWELL • Dan BURDGE • Diane ASHDOWN • Elizabeth ARMOUR • H MB • Ian LENNARD • Jim MACTAGGART • K MRAD • Karen DAVEY • Kenneth BERTRAM • Kevan PACK • Les MORLEY • Lucia ROBERTS • Malcolm BONIFACE • Mark TAYLOR • Mathias RINK • Neil JOHNSON • Nicole WOULFE • Noah MARSH • Richard ROBERTS • Sheila PURKISS • Simon HAWKINS • Thomas CLARKE • Tracy BAKER • Wendy FINCH


parkrun take over event

Next week the Braintree Livewell Team will be taking over and bringing us the Halloween Spooktacular event. There will be no need for us to appeal for volunteers as they will be filling all of the volunteer roles. So let your creative side run free and get creating those costumes if you dare ;-) !


I don't know what you're wearing Dan but it scares me!


Thanks for letting me be your RD for the past fortnight and so I'm now handing over to Nicki who will be your RD for the next fortnight.

See you out on the course unless you see me first!

Run Director

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Your Core Team:-
Len - Dan - Chris H - Nicki - Jane - Mark - Chris S - Anna
With special support from Mike - Ian
Great Notley junior parkrun
Do you have an eager young runner that you can't keep up with? Or have a youngster whose little legs are not quite up to running 5km? Well you now have the 2km Great Notley junior parkrun event to consider.
It starts at 9am every Sunday and its aimed at juniors between 4yrs and 14yrs old AND they can run unaccompanied! If they already have a barcode, it'll work at the junior event too - no need to re-register!
Running to raise money for Charity
If you'd like to support our growing number of runners who are raising money for worthy causes, visit our Raising Money for Charity page, there's also details on there on how you can add your charity to the page.

Great Notley parkrun on YouTube Independent Course Reviews
How to work the Pop Up sign
Guide to the Visually Impaired
John's Shakespearean Runner's Brief
Event 170 Run Report
Steve Stockwell - 29th Jun 2014
Carry on Running Video - 28th Jun 2014 (pt2)
Chris Holt - 3rd Jul 2014
Mark Brown - 29th Nov 2014 (Winter Route)
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Help your parkrun Help the Country Parks
You can donate to Great Notley parkrun through our About Us page and a small percentage of your donation will also help start up new parkruns. The donation will go to your "home run" and you can check this through your profile's update page. When you buy a car park ticket or a season ticket all profit goes back into the Country Parks, including Great Notley Country Park.
The money is used for things like the upkeep of the paths and even our new permanent sign posts. Essex Country Parks also, generously, offer free car parking to all those parkrunners who volunteer. Ask the Volunteer Co-ordinator on the morning for a parking pass which can be exchanged for exit from the car park.
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Lily’s Cafe at Notley Groovy ERS Barcodes
You can find us in Lily’s Cafe processing your results and enjoying a cuppa, a meaty salad or a slice of cake. Why not come along and have a chat with your fellow parkrunners or volunteers?
Present your barcode for a 10% discount on all* food and drink produced at the cafe. *excludes retail items like canned drinks, crisps etc
Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer?
You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes. They come in great little keyring cards, credit card style or wristbands! Top Tip: Keep a spare in your shoe and never forget your barcode again!
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Don't forget to pay attention during the runner's brief because special course changes could come into effect during ANY event!