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Twit twoo Well - that was your Valentines (non) parkrun event. Under normal circumstances (remember those!) there would have been a bit of dressing up to be had; in previous years we've had the MRG gang out in full force and I think that one year Michelle dressed up as black cat and we've had folks dressed in all sorts - I'm off to see if I can find some photos to slot in here!
I found this!! From February 2015! - and no the park wasn't empty! We were all in front of her
This week the weather was maybe a degree or two warmer! But basically still around the freezing your bits off temperature. It didn't however stop 55 of you getting out there to get a least one 5k logged onto the parkrun system - well done you lot!
A great big congratulations to Ed Dawtrey who has not only claimed the first finisher spot but has also bagged himself a new PB to boot - cue big rounds of applause
|1||Edward Dawtrey||SM20-24||1||1||19m 18s||New PB!||33|
|2||Toby Pereira||VM40-44||2||1||19m 57s||PB is 18m 10s||46|
|3||J G P||JM15-17||3||1||21m 13s||PB is 19m 51s||13|
|4||Oscar Graham-Pereira||JM11-14||4||1||21m 19s||PB is 18m 17s||47|
|5||Emily Pereira||VW40-44||1||1||23m 16s||PB is 21m 17s||42|
|6||James Dodson||VM50-54||5||1||23m 27s||PB is 22m 6s||24|
|7||Steve Tate||VM65-69||6||1||23m 36s||PB is 22m 42s||38|
|8||Alice Wright||SW20-24||2||1||24m 9s||PB is 22m 6s||6|
|9||Ashwin Shah||VM40-44||7||2||24m 27s||PB is 18m 27s||29|
|10||Amalie Twydell||JW10||3||1||24m 51s||PB is 23m 25s||39|
|11||Vanessa Ann Barlow||VW50-54||4||1||25m 10s||PB is 24m 16s||47|
|12||Ian Elliott||VM55-59||8||1||25m 25s||PB is 23m 58s||21|
|13||Guy Scudder||VM45-49||9||1||25m 31s||PB is 24m 33s||43|
|14||Chris Sewell||VM60-64||10||1||25m 32s||PB is 23m 12s||45|
|15||Acacia Hawkins||JW11-14||5||1||25m 32s||PB is 25m 22s||47|
|16||Jason Bedlow||VM50-54||11||2||25m 44s||PB is 21m 1s||46|
|17||Ken Hills||VM65-69||12||2||25m 50s||PB is 22m 59s||35|
|18||Matthew Birch||SM25-29||13||1||26m 7s||PB is 26m||2|
|19||Andrew Dyer||VM45-49||14||2||26m 12s||PB is 21m 41s||47|
|20||Andy Packer||VM50-54||15||3||26m 18s||PB is 23m 58s||45|
|21||Liam Bowden||VM50-54||16||4||26m 19s||PB is 24m 53s||33|
|22||Simon Hawkins||VM45-49||17||3||27m 32s||PB is 23m 49s||47|
|23||Kevin Acres||VM60-64||18||2||28m 24s||PB is 27m 23s||25|
|24||Victoria Metson||VW35-39||6||1||28m 42s||PB is 23m 46s||44|
|25||Saffron Hawkins||JW15-17||7||1||27m 32s||PB is 27m 11s||47|
|26||Toby Metson||JM10||19||1||29m 15s||PB is 25m 4s||44|
|27||Richard Ancient||VM45-49||20||4||29m 32s||PB is 24m 22s||38|
|28||John Warne||VM65-69||21||3||29m 36s||PB is 26m 3s||40|
|29||Hannah Root||JW10||8||2||30m 2s||PB is 27m 46s||45|
|30||Jacob Root||JM10||22||2||30m 2s||PB is 28m 20s||26|
|31||Emma Healy||VW40-44||9||2||30m 2s||PB is 23m 48s||44|
|32||Steve Hankinson||VM60-64||23||3||30m 18s||PB is 26m 11s||42|
|33||Daniel Sayer||VM50-54||24||5||30m 55s||PB is 27m 4s||45|
|34||Stacey Palmer||VW35-39||10||2||31m 34s||PB is 29m 48s||22|
|35||Sue Chapman||VW45-49||11||1||31m 34s||PB is 29m 26s||45|
|36||Len Marten||VM45-49||25||5||31m 41s||PB is 27m 10s||47|
|37||Lizzie Armour||VW45-49||12||2||31m 49s||PB is 28m 12s||46|
|38||Carolyn Johnson||VW45-49||13||3||32m 11s||PB is 30m 8s||34|
|39||Sandra Creak||VW55-59||14||1||33m 10s||PB is 30m 24s||47|
|40||Bill Hawes||VM55-59||26||2||33m 29s||PB is 30m 39s||36|
|41||Michelle Edney||VW50-54||15||2||33m 52s||PB is 27m 58s||28|
|42||Victoria Homan-Smith||VW50-54||16||3||34m 16s||PB is 29m 14s||45|
|43||Jane Roach||VW50-54||17||4||36m 57s||PB is 26m 16s||47|
|44||Big Dave Howard||VM60-64||27||4||37m 52s||PB is 31m 2s||34|
|45||Annabel Marriott||VW35-39||18||3||38m 37s||PB is 37m 14s||4|
|46||Hayley Caunt||SW30-34||19||1||38m 38s||First Timer||1|
|47||Paula Jarvis||VW40-44||20||3||40m 11s||PB is 37m 25s||40|
|48||Mary Fitzpatrick||VW55-59||21||2||40m 23s||PB is 29m 45s||24|
|49||Alison Harper||VW45-49||22||4||44m 27s||PB is 31m 54s||30|
|50||Brenda Howard||VW60-64||23||1||46m 3s||PB is 44m 48s||6|
|51||Adam Bezdel||VM65-69||28||4||46m 50s||PB is 27m 49s||35|
|52||Tony Perkins||VM70-74||29||1||48m 15s||PB is 43m 17s||46|
|53||Chris Hopkinson||VM65-69||30||5||49m 34s||PB is 31m 55s||43|
|54||Paula Marten||VW55-59||24||3||54m 29s||PB is 49m 2s||40|
|55||Malcolm Boniface||VM70-74||31||2||55m 38s||PB is 46m 3s||43|
There's a new name appeared in our results this week....
As Laura Leah Unas with barcode number A6928058 was the last person in the World to register for parkrun (don't ask how we know this stuff!) we're going to take a guess that Hayley Caunt, with barcode A6924051 just some 4,007 registrations earlier decided to register for parkrun, popped on her running shoes and went out for her first (not)parkrun on Saturday with a "feels like" temperature of -8c.
Now I don't know about you, but we think that's pretty cool. Well done you Hayley, you rock.
Annnnnd just a few more interesting Great Notley parkunner totals for you...
495 PB's have been achieved in the (not)parkrun/parkrun paused events
243 of you have taken part in at least one (not)parkrun/parkrun paused event*.
60 of you have taken part in the Great Notley parkrun Treasure Hunt!
59 of you have only ever taken part in just the one (not)parkrun/parkrun paused event
32 of you who have finished MORE (not)parkrun events than "real" parkruns.
17 is the number of you who have NEVER taken part in a "real" parkrun before!
9 of you have taken part in EVERY (not)parkrun/parkrun paused event since we started*.
* First virtual "parkrun paused" event was held in the second week of parkrun being paused, 28th March 2021.
How many of those totals do you fall into?
PB 'Near Misses'
Just the one PB from Ed this week but Matthew Birch was a mere 7 seconds away and take a peek at Acacia's time - just 10 seconds off and big sister Saffy 21 seconds - wonder if there's some sibling rivalry going on there! Keep a close eye on the results over the next few weeks folks things could be hotting up in the Hawkins household
|Matthew Birch||26m 7s||26m||7s|
|Acacia Hawkins||25m 32s||25m 22s||10s|
|Saffron Hawkins||27m 32s||27m 11s||21s|
|Steve Tate||23m 36s||22m 42s||54s|
|Vanessa Ann Barlow||25m 10s||24m 16s||54s|
|Guy Scudder||25m 31s||24m 33s||58s|
The treasure hunters are still out in force, 19 of you this week and incredibly no one has yet been escorted off a property, been told off for loitering or asked why they are taking photos of themselves in questionable poses - Yes Len, Jason and Guy I am of course referring to you three in particular this week.
We didn't have an entry from one of our regular contributors this week - poor Martin Gypps has a bad back and it's prevented him from doing very much at all. The Core Team have sent their well wishes and I know that everyone one else will join us when we say we hope that he makes a speedy recovery
Treasure Hunt Bonus Items
**Note to Self** Think very, VERY carefully about your choice of words for future treasure hunts!
So, the word of the week was 'sultry' - Never, did I think it would get the response it did. And as for Jason and his big chopper - well! All I can say is that you lot are incorrigible
Top scoring went to Michelle
|#||Treasure Item||Bonus Item||Bonus Points|
|SELFA4||A Sultry Selfie||...blowing a kiss or looking romantic (or needing a poo!)||+4|
|ARROW2||An Arrow||…that's red||+4|
|COLRD3||Something which is Red||...a post box (reduced points if it was a post vehicle)||+4|
|HEART1||A Heart||...made from natural materials - snow, twigs etc.||+4|
|RDSGN6||A Street Sign||...that was either the word valentine or love (slight reduction if it had the letters but not in the right order!).||+4|
This week's Treasure Hunt Scores
A special mention to those of you who went out and tracked down a real 'Valentine' sign - Sandra and Malc and to Michelle who found 'lovers' in Clovers! ooooh er Mrs!
|Vanessa Ann Barlow||5||1||5||5||1||17||40|
February Treasure Hunt League Scores
Paula J and last week's top scorer Sue are now tied at the top with Michelle just one point behind and then Vanessa and Sandra hot on their heels with just two more treasure hunts this month.
|Name||6th Feb||13th Feb||20th Feb||27th Feb||Total|
|Vanessa Ann Barlow||11||17||-||-||28|
Overall Treasure Hunt Leaderboard
After ALLLLL these weeks there's only seven points separating the top four! Hope you're thinking of a mega prize Len like um, a special personalised social distancing tape measure or something equally useful!
|Name||Total||Pos.Last Week||Pos.This Week||Moving|
|Vanessa Ann Barlow||501||5||5||-|
Thank you all for making me smile this week parkies and we hope that this bit of light-hearted frivolity brings a smile to your faces too in these strange times - brighter days are coming!
Take care- stay warm and safe
If you're planning on Timekeeping or Scanning with us in the future here is the link to the new parkrun Virtual Volunteer app. This link includes instructions on how to install it on your phone as well as instructions on how to use it. Why not install it and have a play? If you want to play with your very own finish tokens, you can get some here.
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Professor Mike Weed discusses the Rapid Scoping Review of Evidence of Outdoor Transmission of COVID-19 on this Free Weekly Timed episode (4th Sept 2020).