CANCELLATION – Saturday 30th November 2019

EVENT CANCELLATION - Saturday 30th November 2019

Good morning everyone

Due to severe black ice conditions in the park today, this morning’s parkrun has been cancelled for safety reasons.

My apologies but everyone’s safety must come first.

Many thanks

Elaine Pitter
Event Director

 

newyear

Hello everyone

We will be starting the New Year as we mean to go on........with a New Year's Day parkrun starting at the usual time of 9:00am (Wednesday 1st January 2020).  For those who fancy an extra challenge, we will be doing our usual "double" and parkrunning with our neighbours at Oak Hill who will be starting at 10.30am.

Please note that on New Year's Day only, both parkruns count in the table of completed runs.

What if I am not in Winchmore Hill for New Year ??
There is a special page of Christmas and New Year parkrun arrangements at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events

Some parkruns are happening on Christmas Day and New Year's Day and some are not, and in some cases times will be changed. The Christmas and New Year Compendium will tell you which parkruns are happening and if they have changed their start time on either date. So if you are away from Winchmore Hill for Christmas or New Year, there may still be a parkrun you can experience. Note that the Christmas and New Year Compendium page will be updated continuously between now and Christmas as individual parkruns make their decisions, so suggest you check regularly for updates.

Please note that parkruns may cancel at short notice due to poor or dangerous weather conditions, so you are advised to check the website of individual parkruns that you plan to visit closer to the time.

Elaine Pitter - Event Director

 

christmas

Hello everyone

We will be having a Christmas Day parkrun starting at the usual time of 9:00am (Wednesday 25th December 2019), so put on your Santa hats and come and join the fun !

What if I am not in Winchmore Hill for Christmas ??
There is a special page of Christmas and New Year parkrun arrangements at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events

Some parkruns are happening on Christmas Day and New Year's Day and some are not, and in some cases times will be changed. The Christmas and New Year Compendium will tell you which parkruns are happening and if they have changed their start time on either date. So if you are away from Winchmore Hill for Christmas or New Year, there may still be a parkrun you can experience. Note that the Christmas and New Year Compendium page will be updated continuously between now and Christmas as individual parkruns make their decisions, so suggest you check regularly for updates.

Please note that parkruns may cancel at short notice due to poor or dangerous weather conditions, so you are advised to check the website of individual parkruns that you plan to visit closer to the time.

Elaine Pitter - Event Director

 

9th Birthday Grovelands parkrun – Saturday 27th July 2019

Grovelands parkrun, Enfield
Event number 472
27th July 2019

Well what a morning it turned out to be !!  So, this week we have experienced the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures hitting an incredible 38c with unbearable humidity.  However, this morning there was no need for sunglasses and cold drinks because it was all about the rain.  And boy did it rain.  Infact trainers could have been swapped for flippers !

Today 137 runners came and joined us as we celebrated the 9th birthday of the Grovelands parkrun.  In keeping with tradition, today's parkrun was run in reverse which always proves challenging for the runners.  Even though everyone was extremely wet, there was a great atmosphere with lots of cheering and smiley faces.  Having a few cakes and sweets helped too :). Despite the awful weather conditions, there were still 9 first timers and an incredible 19 new personal bests.  Big thanks to all those who volunteered today to help out and make sure everything went smoothly.

I would like to make a special mention of our volunteers of the year - Marco Di Franco, Vicki Smith and Lucy Pitter who have shown extreme commitment throughout the year.

I would also like to make a special mention to our extraordinary team of RD's - Andrew Florides, Ron Giddens, Josh Mandel and Barbara Sussman.  We are extremely lucky to have such a dedicated and hard working team who always ensure that the necessary arrangements are made so that the parkrun can be facilitated safely each week.  Your commitment is very much appreciated by everyone.

This morning's 9th birthday parkrun is dedicated to all of our wonderful runners.  Without all of you, our amazing Grovelands parkrun would simply not happen.  A massive thank you to everyone; for all the encouragement given, support, community spirit and laughter along the way.  The Grovelands parkrun is extremely lucky to have you all !

The parkrun kit, having been in the worst possible state ever, has now all been cleaned and dried out. Let's hope for some sunshine next week.

I hope everyone has a great week and I look forward to seeing you all next Saturday.

Best wishes

Elaine Pitter - Event Director

 

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This week 137 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Elaine PITTER • Lucy PITTER • Barbara RICHARDSON • Bernie KINGSLEY • Debra MELBOURNE • Ai Seng PAUL • Vicki SMITH • Steve WHITCOMBE • Ron GIDDENS • Karen FENN • Katherine TODD • Babett SCHMUECKING

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

The female record is held by Andrea BRADSHAW who recorded a time of 17:29 on 11th June 2011 (event number 44).
The male record is held by Tom ADAMS who recorded a time of 15:22 on 23rd January 2016 (event number 285).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul REDDAWAY who recorded 87.44% (18:11) on 27th April 2019 (event number 459).

Grovelands parkrun, Enfield started on 24th July 2010. Since then 6,485 participants have completed 53,058 parkruns covering a total distance of 265,290 km, including 8,605 new Personal Bests. A total of 424 individuals have volunteered 3,407 times.

 

newyear

Hello everyone

We will be starting the New Year as we mean to go on........with a New Year's Day parkrun starting at the usual time of 9:00am (Tuesday 1st January).  For those who fancy an extra challenge, we will be doing our usual "double" and parkrunning with our neighbours at Oak Hill who will be starting at 10.30am.

Please note that on New Year's Day only, both parkruns count in the table of completed runs.

What if I am not in Winchmore Hill for New Year ??
There is a special page of Christmas and New Year parkrun arrangements at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events

Some parkruns are happening on Christmas Day and New Year's Day and some are not, and in some cases times will be changed. The Christmas and New Year Compendium will tell you which parkruns are happening and if they have changed their start time on either date. So if you are away from Winchmore Hill for Christmas or New Year, there may still be a parkrun you can experience. Note that the Christmas and New Year Compendium page will be updated continuously between now and Christmas as individual parkruns make their decisions, so suggest you check regularly for updates.

Please note that parkruns may cancel at short notice due to poor or dangerous weather conditions, so you are advised to check the website of individual parkruns that you plan to visit closer to the time.

Elaine Pitter - Event Director

 

christmas

Hello everyone

We will be having a Christmas Day parkrun starting at the usual time of 9:00am (Tuesday 25th December), so put on your Santa hats and come and join the fun !

What if I am not in Winchmore Hill for Christmas ??
There is a special page of Christmas and New Year parkrun arrangements at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events

Some parkruns are happening on Christmas Day and New Year's Day and some are not, and in some cases times will be changed. The Christmas and New Year Compendium will tell you which parkruns are happening and if they have changed their start time on either date. So if you are away from Winchmore Hill for Christmas or New Year, there may still be a parkrun you can experience. Note that the Christmas and New Year Compendium page will be updated continuously between now and Christmas as individual parkruns make their decisions, so suggest you check regularly for updates.

Please note that parkruns may cancel at short notice due to poor or dangerous weather conditions, so you are advised to check the website of individual parkruns that you plan to visit closer to the time.

Elaine Pitter - Event Director

 

Event number 392 – 20th January 2018

Grovelands parkrun, Enfield

What a soggy morning to celebrate some amazing milestones: Derek Jay 100, Andi Koumi 150, Elaine Pitter 150 and Michael Orr 150. We also said a special thank you to Thomas Mitchell as he completed his Bronze award Duke of Edinburgh volunteering at Grovelands parkrun.

This week 155 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 (very wet) volunteers:

Marco DI FRANCO • John Gerard Michael CURRAN • Nina KENNEDY • Vanessa ANTHONY • Simon BROUGHAM • Jack EUSTANCE-BROUGHAM • Lucy PITTER • Ananya CHURCHILL • Thomas MITCHELL • Vicki SMITH

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

The female record is held by Andrea BRADSHAW who recorded a time of 17:29 on 11th June 2011 (event number 44).
The male record is held by Tom ADAMS who recorded a time of 15:22 on 23rd January 2016 (event number 285).
The Age Grade course record is held by Adri HARTVELD who recorded 86.29% (18:07) on 12th November 2016 (event number 327).

Grovelands parkrun, Enfield started on 24th July 2010. Since then 4,621 participants have completed 37,036 parkruns covering a total distance of 185,180 km, including 6,166 new Personal Bests.

See you next week. Vanessa Anthony :)

 

 

Grovelands parkrun, Enfield Event number 391 13th January 2018

This week we saw a record number of participants at Grovelands, with 222 people running, jogging and walking the course. We welcomed 29 first timers, some enjoying their very first parkrun and also visitors from our neighbouring Oak Hill parkrun. The New Year's resolutions seem to be working as we saw an amazing 32 participants record new Personal Bests - well done to you all!

We thanked Caroline Wick for her wonderful contribution to parkrun as she steps down as Event Director, and welcomed Elaine Pitter, who has generously stepped forward to take on this role.

A big thank you to this week's volunteers:

Sarah ROGERS • Lynne COX and baby Emma • Simon BROUGHAM • Migell LEWIS • Jack EUSTANCE-BROUGHAM • Lucy PITTER • Ananya CHURCHILL • Nyah CHURCHILL • Ai Seng PAUL • Vicki SMITH

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

The female record is held by Andrea BRADSHAW who recorded a time of 17:29 on 11th June 2011 (event number 44).
The male record is held by Tom ADAMS who recorded a time of 15:22 on 23rd January 2016 (event number 285).
The Age Grade course record is held by Adri HARTVELD who recorded 86.29% (18:07) on 12th November 2016 (event number 327).
Grovelands parkrun, Enfield started on 24th July 2010. Since then 4,604 participants have completed 36,881 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,405 km, including 6,146 new Personal Bests.

 

Special arrangements for parkruns over the Christmas and New Year period

Christmas Day parkrun.
We will not be hosting a Christmas Day parkrun at Grovelands Park this year, however Oak Hill are (9am start) and are only 1.7 miles away!

New Year's Day parkrun.
We will be hosting a parkrun at Grovelands Park at the usual 9am start time on New Year's Day (Sunday 1st January). For those who fancy an extra challenge we will doing our usual 'double' and parkrunning with our neighbours at Oak Hill starting at 10.30am. Some faster runners will no doubt be running over to Oak Hill in between and others will be driving (there may be spaces in cars, please ask your fellow parkrunners).
Note on New Year's Day only, both parkruns count in the table of completed runs.

What about Saturdays 24th December and 31st December?
parkrun will happen at the usual 9am start time for both these days.

What if I am not in Winchmore Hill this Christmas?
There is a special page of Christmas and New Year parkrun arrangements at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/. Some parkruns are happening on Christmas Day and New Year's Day and some are not, and in some cases times will be changed. The Christmas Compendium will tell you which parkruns are happening and if they have changed their start time on either date. So if you are away from Winchmore Hill for Christmas or New Year, there may still be a parkrun you can experience. Note that the Christmas Compendium page will be updated continuously between now and Christmas as individual parkruns make their decisions, so suggest bookmarking the page so you can check nearer the time.

Please note that parkruns may cancel at short notice due to poor or dangerous weather conditions, so you are advised to check with individual parkruns that you plan to visit closer to the time.

Please consider volunteering or asking your relatives who are staying over with you to volunteer; we will need lots of help over the festive period as there are many parkruns planned.

 

Grovelands parkrun #379

Grovelands parkrun, Enfield
Event number 379
28th October 2017

This week 153 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Marco DI FRANCO • Linda MOREAU • Roger DOXEY • Wendy SCOTT • Ansa CELESTINE • Grace CURRAN • Deevianee CHURCHILL • John CHURCHILL • Harriet COPLAND • Amanda BETTON • Helena DI FRANCO • Thomas MITCHELL

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

Male placings:
Aaron CLEMENT (VM35-39) of Ful-On Tri, was first over the line in 18:11 - 8th time in 26 appearances.
Lee D'ARCY (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:14.
Neil MCGOUN (VM35-39) of Orion Harriers, was third over the line in 18:36.

Female placings:
Anja GREENWOOD (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 21:02 - 11th time in 15 appearances.
Fiona HATHAWAY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 21:56 - has been first to finish on 34 previous occasions.
Vanessa ANTHONY (SW30-34) of Trent Park Running Club, was third (24th overall) over the line in 22:24 - has been first to finish on 25 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jonathan TOLLEY (VM45-49) – 75.95% for the time 19:16 (6th overall).
Andy BETTON (VM45-49) – 75.91% for the time 18:49 (4th overall).
Jan HICKMAN (VW55-59) – 75.56% for the time 24:37 (53rd overall).

The female record is held by Andrea BRADSHAW who recorded a time of 17:29 on 11th June 2011 (event number 44).
The male record is held by Tom ADAMS who recorded a time of 15:22 on 23rd January 2016 (event number 285).
The Age Grade course record is held by Adri HARTVELD who recorded 86.29% (18:07) on 12th November 2016 (event number 327).

Grovelands parkrun, Enfield started on 24th July 2010. Since then 4,377 participants have completed 35,013 parkruns covering a total distance of 175,065 km, including 5,925 new Personal Bests.

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