Greenwich parkrun #520, 30th November 2019

Run Director: Wole ODELE

The mercury dipped to an extra chilly 2℃ for the last run in November, perhaps, a timely reminder that Xmas is less than a month away. Run 520 saw 235 people (140 males, 95 females) safely run, jog and walk the course in cross-country conditions as the grassy sections were quite slippery. The turnout included 21 first timers.

Kudos to the speedy 16 who recorded new Personal Bests, with help from our 7 pacemaker volunteers on our special month-ending paced run. Two of the PB-makers, Mike BERRY - 26 runs, and Damian PARKER - 23 runs, have run here more than 20 times.

Milestones

Congratulations to Julian BARTLETT on completion of his 150th run, 147 of which have been at Avery Hill. Julian celebrated his milestone run by volunteering as our 30 minutes pacer, clocked through the funnel at 29:50

Congratulations also to Emer TYNAN and John PAYNE, as they both got to the 50 run- milestone, to stake claims to the red club tee-shirt. Emer and John have run here 42 and 48 times, respectively.

Joshua JACKSON was our final milestone runner, completing his 10th run for a white club tee claim.  All of Joshua's runs have been completed here.

Male Placings

1 Andrew MOULDEN SM30-34 18:15
2 Richard FOSTER SM25-29 18:32
3 Unknown

Female Placings

1 Ailbhe BARNES JW15-17 Cambridge Harriers 19:45
2 Emer TYNAN JW11-14 Greenwich Tritons 20:11
3 Phoebe COOPER SW18-19 20:41

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Greenwich parkrun Results Page.

VolunCheers

Massive thanks to the 30 volunteers who stood out in the cold conditions, to make it all happen. Our latest Hi-viz heroes were: Gerard Francis THOMPSON • Colin ARMSTRONG • Wole ODELE • Peter COLLINS • Francis LEE • Michael Andrew HODSON • Hugh BOYLE • Julian BARTLETT • Stuart JORDAN • Frank FEARN • Ian SCOTT • Daniel COOPER • Martin HANCE • Sarah PAYNE • Linley MURDOCK • John SPENCER • Matt EDWARDS • Stephen LOCKWOOD • Thomas MARSH • Keeley WICKS • Jane CAPEY • Alison SHELDON • Janet THOMPSON • John WOODLEY • Robert SCOTT • Louis WYATT • Grace Elizabeth BALE • Chris EVANS • Victoria OAKMAN • Kieran BROWN

There is always a you–shaped gap in our volunteer roster, so if you spot one, send an email to greenwichhelpers@parkrun.com to help make some more  Greenwich parkrun magic by joining our Hi-viz heroes.

Photos

If you’ve taken photos at any of our runs, and are happy to share them with others, please join the Greenwich parkrun flickr group and upload the photos as soon as possible after the run.  Instructions for uploading your pictures to the Greenwich parkrun photos page are available at the link: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/flickrtips/  Your pictures could even make it to the run report if uploaded ahead of the publication deadline

Greenwich parkrun started on 6th March 2010. Since then 9,567 participants have completed 83,149 parkruns covering a total distance of 415,745 km, including 13,014 new Personal Bests. A total of 747 individuals have volunteered 7,688 times.

Report by Wole Odele
 

Parkrun report – 23 November 2019

 

Run Director: Hannah Manser

 

The 272 runners, joggers or walkers who gathered at Greenwich parkrun HQ this morning were clearly not going to let a little fine rain deter them from their Saturday morning routine. Of these, we welcomed 20 first timers, 11 of whom ran their first ever parkrun including local Greenwich Councillor, Dan Thorpe.

 

Also on the starting line was tourist Cal Jones who is now 3 runs away from completing every parkrun in London! What an achievement. Also well done to the 18 who ran PBs today in some pretty muddy conditions.

 

Thanks again to the volunteers who stepped in at the last minute to fill the vacant positions - we couldn't do it without you. While a hot chocolate in bed might seem a welcome proposition in these winter months, nothing fills you with quite the same warmth as helping keep the magic of parkrun alive in this wonderful borough.

 

See you all next week at the usual time of 9am.

#loveparkrun #dontforgetyourbarcode

 

Milestones:

 

Congratulations to Catherine PINCHEN from Greenwich Tritons on running her 50th parkrun today!

 

First Finishers:

 

Male:

 

1            Liam MCLAUGHLIN           17:23    SM25-29            Cambridge Harriers

2            Edward REES               18:23    SM30-34             Clapham Chasers RC

3            Andrew MOULDEN             18:33    SM30-34

 

Female:

 

1            Emer TYNAN      20:28    JW11-14       Greenwich Tritons Triathlon Club

2            Hana KOLAROVA        22:11 (PB)    SW30-34

3            Olivia MAGEE-BROWN    22:19    JW11-14

 

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

 

Volun-Cheers!

 

Greenwich Parkrun would not be possible without the 743 individuals who have volunteered 7,658 times since Greenwich Parkrun began on 6th March 2010. Our volunteer roster has something for everyone so if you’d like to swap your running shoes for a jaunty hi-vis jacket one week please send an email to greenwichhelpers@parkrun.com.

 

This week’s ‘hi-vis heroes’ were:

 

Joanne OBORN • Ian KING • Hannah MANSER • Francis LEE • Simon HANCE • Peppi-Marie FLETCHER • Hugh BOYLE • Alaine MARSH • Cathryn KENNEDY • Derek HOPKINS • Brian WHITAKER • Nicholas JORDAN • Chris POND • Ian SCOTT • Amy MATTHEWS • Daniel COOPER • Martin HANCE • Mark ASHBY • Julie LOCKWOOD • Thomas MARSH • Gavin HOSE • Janet THOMPSON • John WOODLEY • Louis WYATT

 

The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:45 on 25th December 2016 (event number 363). The female record is held by Amy CLEMENTS who recorded a time of 17:21 on 21st July 2018 (event number 447). The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 92.24% (19:07) on 1st January 2018 (event number 419).

 

If you’ve taken photos at any of our runs, and are happy to share them with others, please join the Greenwich parkrun flickr group and upload the photos as soon as possible after the run.  Instructions for uploading your pictures to the Greenwich parkrun photos page are available at the link: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/flickrtips/  Your pictures could even make it to the run report if uploaded ahead of the publication deadline.

 

Report by Peppi-Marie FLETCHER
 

Greenwich parkrun #518 16th November 2019

Run Director: John Spencer

 275 people joined us for Greenwich’s 518th parkrun, thankfully in much warmer (though still muddy) conditions than last week! 19 people completed their first ever parkrun, and we hosted tourists from places including Manchester and Gloucestershire.

Personal bests:

Congratulations to the 20 runners who achieved personal bests this week, including the following runners who have run more than 20 times at Greenwich:

Rachel Huille (32 runs at Greenwich)

Cameron Wren (24 runs at Greenwich)

Laura Halstead (44 runs at Greenwich)

Mike Berry (25 runs at Greenwich)

Milestones:

Well done to Victoria Jessop who was completing her 50th parkrun today, Alaine Marsh who hit 150 parkruns, and Robert James Oliver who has now run a whopping 300 times!

First Finishers:

Male

1. Matthew Francis         16:56     JM16-17               Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC

2. Andrew Mouldon       18:35     SM30-34

3. Matthieu Huille            19:20     VM45-49

Female

1. Hayley Dobson             23:38     VW40-44 (41st overall)

2. Charlotte Stickings      23:53     VW45-49 (47th overall) Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC

3. Elizabeth Hudson        24:03     SW30-34 (49th overall)

Volun-cheers

 Many thanks to this week’s 25 volunteers, without whom parkrun wouldn’t happen: Gerard Francis THOMPSON • Ian KING • Francis LEE • Simon HANCE  • Hugh BOYLE • Cathryn KENNEDY  • Brian WHITAKER  • Nicholas JORDAN • Ian SCOTT • Pippa BELL • Daniel COOPER  • Martin HANCE  • John SPENCER • Catherine PINCHEN • Thomas MARSH • Nathalie NICHOLLS • Jane CAPEY • Tony THYER • Robert THOMPSON • Catherine TUCKER • Janet THOMPSON • John WOODLEY • Chris EVANS • Alexandra WU • Kieran BROWN

If you would like to volunteer at Greenwich parkrun, then take a look at our volunteer roster to see what roles are available: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/greenwich/futureroster/

If you’ve taken photos at any of our runs, and are happy to share them with others, please join the Greenwich parkrun flickr group and upload the photos as soon as possible after the run.  Instructions for uploading your pictures to the Greenwich parkrun photos page are available at the link: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/flickrtips/  Your pictures could even make it to the run report if uploaded ahead of the publication deadline

Greenwich parkrun started on 6th March 2010. Since then 9,526 participants have completed 82,642 parkruns covering a total distance of 413,210 km, including 12,980 new Personal Bests. A total of 742 individuals have volunteered 7,633 times.

Report by Alexandra Wu
 

Greenwich parkrun #517 09th November 2019

Run Director: Colin ARMSTRONG

Firstly congratulations to Colin McKenzie and Suzie Colbert for winning London Marathon place. It was a cold one this weekend so hats off (actually keep hats on) to all the 318 runners, joggers and walkers ,of whom 22 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part..

See you again next Saturday at 9am and remember - #loveparkrun and #dontforgetyourbarcode!  

Milestones

  • Fredrik NORDGREN 50th(50th )
  • Peter ROBERTSON(50th )
  • Philippe DENOUAL(50th )
  • Filippa NORDGREN(50th )
  • Geoff MANLEY (100th )
  • Erling REFSUM(300th )
  • Janet LEY (350th )

Personal Bests

The course was a little bit muddy in places but the chill could not prevent a staggering 36 parkrunners smashing out their best Greenwich parkrun time, practically wearing out the PB Bell. The following managed to get a personal best time - well done

Name Time
Martin SMITH 20:15
Cameron WREN 21:21
Chris PERRY 21:39
Joe HURCOMBE 21:50
Kieran ARABAJI 22:30
Steve RUDD 22:48
Mark HUGHES 23:57
Chris FRASER 23:58
David HATCH 24:38
Caitlin CORDELL 25:30
Callum COX 25:41
Annie WATSON 25:48
Maria BITRI 25:53
Geoff MANLEY 26:12
Larissa O'HALLORAN 27:51
Elizabeth MANLEY 28:21
Herbie ROWLAND 28:30
Del ROWLAND 28:31
Louis WYATT 28:50
Saskia COOMBER 29:35
Tim POPE 29:40
Sophia KYRIACOU 30:12
Logan VAN DER POEL-TREACY 30:19
Holly YANDELL 32:00
Paul OWENS 33:32
Sarah PALMER 33:38
Guste LIPEIKAITE 35:07
Finn MACFADYEN 35:10
Tracey TRODD 35:17
Jacqui HARVEY 35:30
Julie STORRY 35:44
Bridget VENABLES 38:48
Claire TEMPLE 40:00
Tim WOODCOCK 41:02
Sharon HALSTEAD 44:02
Ava TREMAIN 46:52

For those who missed out on PBs, there’s always next week to have another crack at it.  

Male Placings

Andrew MOULDEN 18:15 SM30-34 1th
James WALLACE 18:16 VM45-49 Greenwich Tritons Triathlon Club 2th
Unknown 3th

Female Placings

Victoria Buck 20:18 VW45-49 Kent AC 13th
Iris WILLIAMS 22:19 JW10 37th
Maria HJORTH 23:42 VW50-54 New Eltham Joggers 50th

Volunteers

Parkrun would not be possible without the many volunteers who among other things scan barcodes, click stop watches and cheer support

 

As ever, massive thanks are due to the 27 volunteers for helping to make it all happen. This week, we had the following volunteers:  :

Colin ARMSTRONG • Gina LITTLE • Ian KING • Francis LEE • Hugh BOYLE • Kate EVAN-JONES • Robert DEVANEY • Ekkoratha PRASANTH • Sara BOOKER • Vikki RUSSELL • Kerry GALLAGHER • Ian SCOTT • Amy MATTHEWS • Daniel COOPER • Martin HANCE • John SPENCER • Mark ASHBY • Julie LOCKWOOD • Stephen LOCKWOOD • Catherine PINCHEN • Thomas MARSH • John WOODLEY • Robert SCOTT • Victoria JESSOP • Roberto PITA • Mark HAYES • Kieran BROWN

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

The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:45 on 25th December 2016 (event number 363).

 

The female record is held by Amy CLEMENTS who recorded a time of 17:21 on 21st July 2018 (event number 447).

 

The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 92.24% (19:07) on 1st January 2018 (event number 419).

Greenwich parkrun started on 6th March 2010. Since then 9,507 participants have completed 82,367 parkruns covering a total distance of 411,835 km, including 12,960 new Personal Bests. A total of 740 individuals have volunteered 7,608 times.

 

 

Greenwich parkrun #516 – 2nd November 2019

Run Director: Alicia Lovejoy

Fireworks weekend is one where we traditionally welcome runners from other local parkruns, where their parks are closed because of fireworks displays. However, a combination of a terrible weather forecast and the Rugby World Cup final meant that we didn’t see a record turnout this time.

But there was still a large crowd of new faces were gathered around Alison Sheldon as she delivered the first timers’ briefing this morning. There were 58 people making their first visit to Greenwich – of whom, 15 chose today to do their first ever parkrun. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and that we’ll see you again soon.

Overall, there were 296 people on the start line when run director Alison started the stopwatches – bang on time this morning, which might have taken a few people still ambling up from the café area by surprise! Amongst the runners were representatives of 25 different running clubs.

It was still dry (just about) when we started, but by lap three, the rain was coming down sideways and the wind was fierce (why is it always strongest on the slope?!!) – well done to everyone for staying cheerful in conditions we might politely describe as ‘sub-optimal’ and our merry band of marshalls deserve extra thanks for staying out on the course for the duration. They looked pretty soggy by the end.

Personal Bests

Congratulations to the 20 parkrunners who clocked new PBs for our course this morning – in conditions that certainly didn’t make running fast very easy.

Among those, a special mention goes to Ben DALY who earned his 10 T-shirt today for 10 runs as a junior and celebrated with a stunning run, taking nearly two minutes off the PB he previously set in September. Ben has also completed 82 junior parkruns.

Milestones

A number of runners reached new milestones today –

  • Luke DAVIES ran his 50th parkrun today – he usually runs in Bromley, but has visited us in Greenwich on six occasions today, and celebrated his milestone by running a new PB!
  • Rhiannon SMITH ran her 100th parkrun – she was celebrating by running round with a balloon, which hopefully survived the weather intact – 39 of those runs were at Greenwich, but she is also a keen tourist and has been to seventeen different parkruns overall.
  • Daniel VALENTINE ran his 150th parkrun – visiting us from Bexley, this was his sixth run at Greenwich, and Daniel is another active tourist – he has run at more than 50 different courses, including

First finishers

Female

It’s always great to see talented junior runners coming home in front of the adults, so well down to Isla TAYLOR, a member of Greenwich Tritons Triathlon Club, on a great run today! Congratulations also to Susan and Maria on fantastic runs for second and third finishers.

  1. Isla TAYLOR – 21:15 - JW11-14 - Greenwich Tritons Triathlon Club
  2.  DIXON – 22:34 – VW50-54 – Cambridge Harriers
  3. Maria HJORTH – 23:31 – VW50-54 - New Eltham Joggers

Male

It was a clean sweep for Cambridge Harriers today, with all three of our first male finishers representing them – including regular first finisher Liam, who has now been the first runner home on 16 occasions, and is on a streak of 12 first finishes in a row!

  1. Liam MCLAUGHLIN - 17:42 - SM25-29 - Cambridge Harriers
  2. David WORDEN - 18:07 – SM30-34 – Cambridge Harriers
  3. Nebojsa JOVANOVIC – 18.37 – VM40-44 – Cambridge Harriers

Volun-CHEERS

Volunteering at parkrun is always great fun, but I am always extra grateful when the weather is awful – at least running keeps you warm! So an extra special thankyou is due to today’s 21 volunteers, who were

Alicia LOVEJOY • Gerard Francis THOMPSON • Francis LEE • Hugh BOYLE • Nicholas JORDAN • Ian SCOTT • Amy MATTHEWS • Joe REGAN • Ben HOWARTH • John SPENCER • Stephen LOCKWOOD • Lauren BELL • Victoria WALKER • Ayotunde DAUDA • Alison SHELDON • May BELL • Kristina DIVALL • John WOODLEY • Robert SCOTT • Mark HAYES • Roy BALLAM

If you’ve yet to give volunteering a try, then why not have a look at our volunteer roster to see if there are any roles you fancy trying - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/greenwich/futureroster/

From being a race timer to scanning barcodes to helping make sure each run is safe, there is a volunteer role for everyone so please do give it a try!

Send us your photos!

If you’ve taken photos at any of our runs, and are happy to share them with others, please join the Greenwich parkrun flickr group and upload the photos as soon as possible after the run.  Instructions for uploading your pictures to the Greenwich parkrun photos page are available at the link: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/flickrtips/  Your pictures could even make it to the run report if uploaded ahead of the publication deadline

Event history

Greenwich parkrun started on 6th March 2010. Since then 9,485 participants have completed 82,049 parkruns covering a total distance of 410,245 km, including 12,924 new Personal Bests. A total of 738 individuals have volunteered 7,581 times.

Report by Ben HOWARTH
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