Guernsey parkrun Event #180 -12 October 2019

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Despite the drizzly and dull weather, we were still greeted with a warm and welcoming smile from Lorna the Event Director and Saturday’s Run Director. After our obligatory photo with the Guernsey parkrun flag we were given a very informative and jolly first timers briefing. We loved the hip speaker idea and will be looking to replicate at our event.

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The course was a lovely one with stunning scenery. A little tight in places but this just added to the fun. We even found time to pose for selfies with the firing range and stray golf ball signs. The marshals on route were both welcoming and encouraging. We would certainly recommend this friendly event and the post run cafe was excellent too.

Before the run we were treated to some historical facts about the immediate area by a very friendly volunteer. We thought we would return the favour. Our event takes place in the 70 hectare Great Lines Heritage park, Gillingham, Kent. Part of the course takes you around the Royal Naval War Memorial situated at the top of the field and is dedicated to the memory of those sailors from Chatham-based ships who died during The Great War (1914-18) and World War 2 (1939-45), and who have no known grave. After the Second World War the memorial was extended by the addition of the outer wall, which forms a semi-circle on the side of the memorial away from the town to give protection against the wind. 10,112 names are commemorated on the fifty plaques on the extension.
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Today we were merely 4 of the 193 participants who ran, jogged or walked the course. 23 (including us) were first timers and 44 amazing people achieved PB’s in those conditions. parkrun relies on the support from all the volunteers so if you haven't tried it yet, give it a go. Its fun and nothing to worry about.
We certain hope to be back sometime in the future.

Dan, Gary, Ross & Karl - part of the core team at Great Lines parkrun

 

Guernsey parkrun Event #179 -5 October 2019

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This week parkrun is celebrating its 15th year anniversary and 156 people joined us to run, jog and walk the course. 10 people were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

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We were joined by visitors from Bristol, Bromley, Brentwood, Catterick, Rushmor and Riddlesdown, we hope you enjoyed your visit to Guernsey parkrun.

Congratualtions to Thomas Wellfair who joined the 10 milestone club this week and gained another volunteeer credit as he joined Mum, Soo Wellfair in tailwalking.

Big thank you to this weeks 16 volunteers:
Nigel HURFORD • Kirsten PRICE • Alex ALLAN • Warren MAUGER • Caroline MAUGER • Sebastian MAUGER • Dave WHEAL • Kevin TRUMP • Peter BECKERLEG • Soo WELLFAIR • Jenny WINTERFLOOD • Julie TWIST • Lynda GRAY • Thomas WELLFAIR • Simon HOLLYER-HILL • Mary HOLLYER HILL

Hope to see you next week!
Kirsten Price
Run Director

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Guernsey parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Michael BATISTE who recorded a time of 16:48 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 113).
The female record is held by Louise PERRIO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th August 2018 (event number 121).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie LAWLOR who recorded 93.81% (25:51) on 20th April 2019 (event number 155).

Guernsey parkrun started on 9th April 2016. Since then 4,051 participants have completed 23,394 parkruns covering a total distance of 116,970 km, including 4,439 new Personal Bests. A total of 337 individuals have volunteered 2,653 times.

 

Guernsey parkrun Event #178- 28 September 2019

This week 155 people braved the wind and occasional rain to run, jog and walk the course, of whom 18 were first timers. Despite some challenging head winds towards the finish 30 people recorded new Personal Bests.

We had lots of visitors to Guernsey parkrun this week, including from Southend parkrun, Harrogate parkrun, Macclesfield parkrun, Jersey parkrun, Havant parkrun, Arrow Valley parkrun, Mount Edgcumbe parkrun, Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun, Wakefield Thornes parkrun, and our winner this week for furthest travelled is our visitors from Shellharbour parkrun in Austrailia! We hope you all enjoyed your visit to Guernsey parkrun.

Congratulations to Nicky Mellor who joined the 50 milestone club this week. Well done Nicky.

Big thank you to this weeks volunteers.
Nicki WATSON • Nigel HURFORD • Mandy LANGMEAD • Kirsten PRICE • Diane BOOTH • Alison FINIGAN • Alex ALLAN • Ray SCHOLES • Claire HACKNEY • Ruth BRIGGS • Lynda GRAY • Linda NEL • James MAGUIRE • Claire PRINCE • Simon HOLLYER-HILL • Mary HOLLYER HILL

Our next few weeks on the roster is looking a bit bare - if you can help with volunteering please get in touch. All the roles are straightforward and we always have fun.

Thanks to Lynda Gray who took some photos while marshalling. The photos are on the Guernsey facebook page in the visitors posts if you would like to check them out.

Here are a selection of a few photos.
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Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Guernsey parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Michael BATISTE who recorded a time of 16:48 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 113).
The female record is held by Louise PERRIO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th August 2018 (event number 121).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie LAWLOR who recorded 93.81% (25:51) on 20th April 2019 (event number 155).

Guernsey parkrun started on 9th April 2016. Since then 4,041 participants have completed 23,238 parkruns covering a total distance of 116,190 km, including 4,400 new Personal Bests. A total of 337 individuals have volunteered 2,637 times.

Thanks
Kirsten Price
Run Director

 

Guernsey parkrun Event #177 – 21 September 2019

This week we were lucky to have 200 participants of whom 22 were running our Guernsey course for the first time. We had several comments left in our visitors book from Andrew Allen of Bushy Park parkrun and Gail & Tony Brierley from Burnley who in their words said "beautiful, stunning and fabulous course", along with Shelley Mayern from Crawley who though it was tough but lovely. Thank you all for your comments and it was really good to see you all.

Our first finishers this week were James Littlewood and Lottie Smith, well done to the both of you. A huge well done also to all our volunteers, runners and walkers this week. We look forward to seeing you all again.

Nicki Watson
Run Director

Here is the results summary:

This week 200 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Nicola SHARP • Nicki WATSON • Alison FINIGAN • Ray SCHOLES • Caroline MAUGER • Sebastian MAUGER • Ryan DE JERSEY • Claire HACKNEY • Joanna HOLLYER-HILL • Soo WELLFAIR • Jenny WINTERFLOOD • Belinda WINDSOR • Philip BREBAN • Jane DE JERSEY • Helene LE VALLEE • Simon HOLLYER-HILL

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

The male record is held by Michael BATISTE who recorded a time of 16:48 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 113).
The female record is held by Louise PERRIO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th August 2018 (event number 121).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie LAWLOR who recorded 93.81% (25:51) on 20th April 2019 (event number 155).

Guernsey parkrun started on 9th April 2016. Since then 4,023 participants have completed 23,083 parkruns covering a total distance of 115,415 km, including 4,370 new Personal Bests. A total of 336 individuals have volunteered 2,621 times.

 

Guernsey parkrun Event #176 – 14 September 2019

A lovely sunny but breezy morning greeted the partipants of Guernsey parkrun number 176.

In all 158 participants completed the course, 17 of whom were taking on the course for the first time. We also had several visitors who all appeared to enjoy the course, it was lovely to see you all.

Well done to James Littlewood and Claire Peach our first finishers. Congratulaitons also to Jeanne Field on completing her 50th parkrun and a huge well done to all our runners and walkers.

Finally a big thank you to all who responded to my appeal for volunteers at the start, we now have a full roster for this coming Saturday.

Nicki Watson
Run Director

Here is the event summary:
This week 158 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Nicola SHARP • Lorna O'DONNELL • Nicki WATSON • Nigel HURFORD • Mel CROCKER • David REED • Kirsten PRICE • Richard MORRIS • Claire HACKNEY • Christine MORTON • Donna ALLAN • Amanda CROWTHER-MARTEL • Lauri WARLOW • Declan CROWTHER-MARTEL • Harry HUTCHINS • Helene LE VALLEE • Simon HOLLYER-HILL • Mary HOLLYER HILL

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

The male record is held by Michael BATISTE who recorded a time of 16:48 on 23rd June 2018 (event number 113).
The female record is held by Louise PERRIO who recorded a time of 17:58 on 18th August 2018 (event number 121).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie LAWLOR who recorded 93.81% (25:51) on 20th April 2019 (event number 155).

Guernsey parkrun started on 9th April 2016. Since then 4,001 participants have completed 22,883 parkruns covering a total distance of 114,415 km, including 4,350 new Personal Bests. A total of 336 individuals have volunteered 2,605 times.

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