Week Nineteen – October 2nd, 2010 – Race Report

 Today we were lucky.  The heavy rain from yesterday eased up (temporarily it seems - as I write, it is pouring down outside) and left a beautiful sunny morning, but not too warm.  In short, perfect running weather.  However, the rain had left the grassy sections slightly moist and soft underfoot.  I think in horse racing they call it 'cut in the ground'.  It remained to be seen if this impacted the times.

We had 29 runners, of which five were running our parkrun for the first time, so welcome and hope to see you again.  After being announced as the Sweatshop winner for the month of September, Sarah Peterson who also holds the female course record of 18:55, continued in her customary role as first finishing female but this time came first out of everyone, in a time of 19:12.  Not far behind was Oliver O'Brien, in 19:47, was the first male and third overall Jonathan Blackburn, whose 20:13 was a PB by 6 seconds.

The second woman to finish was Camilla Bubna-Kasteliz, who was 6th overall, and ran 22:03, a whopping 42 seconds better than her previous fastest time.  Third was Linda Ingram, in 24:06.

As well as Camilla, 6 other runners gained PB's today, with the biggest improvement by Darshana Chauhan who shaved off 55 seconds from her previous best.

In the day's Age Graded competition, Sarah Peterson continued her successful day with the highest grading of 77.08%.  In the points competition Dave Mulvany has a lead of 117 points over second placed Peter Rains.  Alison Hawkes leads Lilieth Carr by 409 in the women's competition.

So, till next week, when we hope the weather will just as kind.....keep running.

 

 

17th race report

Our 17th event – good to see lots of new faces!!

Welcome to the newsletter for our 17th event. This week marked a good week for first timers. We welcomed 13 new runners, to what was a lovely, clear morning on the Marshes.

RESULTS

In his 3rd appearance, Paul MARTELLETTI won for the 2nd time in a time of 16:15. James HOUGHTON representing Cannock & Stafford AC took second by 51 seconds recording 17:06. Simon FREEMAN, of Mornington Chasers placed third in a time of 17:32.

In her 3rd appearance, Sarah PETERSON of University of Leeds AC won in a time of 19:08 for the 3rd time. Sarah PETERSON beat Holly GILBERT representing Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC by 130 seconds recording 21:18 in the process. Natalie SNOW, of Tri Sport Epping placed third in a time of 22:38.

In today's Age Graded competition, Paul MARTELLETTI recorded a performance of 79.79%

In the points competition Dave MULVANY has a lead of 128 points over second placed Peter RAINS. Alison HAWKES leads Fatmata KOROMA by 240 in the ladies competition.

9 runners recorded PBs, bringing the total number since the Hackney Marshes started to 130. In this time, 246 runners from 33 different clubs have completed the race 539 times covering a distance of 2695 kilometers.

The male course record is held by Bertie POWELL who ran 15:30 on 29/05/10, The female equivalent is held by Holly GILBERT who ran 20:04 on  05/06/10.

VOLUNTEERS 

Thanks again to our brilliant volunteers on the day Alex DONNELLY  •  Alison HAWKES  •  Andrew KNEEBONE  •  Charlotte Ann FRITH  •  George ALLAN  •  Major Thomas CARR  •  Robert BIRCHLEY. 

If you can spare some time to volunteer on the occasional Saturday morning, drop us an email at: Hackney-MarshesHelpers@parkrun.com

See you again soon!

Erica

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Week 10 – July 31st, 2010 – RACE REPORT

37 Runners for Hackney Marshes event No.10

Despite a rainy start we had good turn out of 37 runners at the 10th Hackney Marshes parkrun.  We arrived to find that the ever expanding works on Hackney marshes had taken over the start of our run but after a quick re-calculation, by our trusty  volunteer George, and a slight change of startline the race was underway.  Due to a malfunctioning scanner on the day, we were forced to rely on pen and paper  to log runners positions but all ended well and I do hope that everyone enjoyed the run.  

RESULTS
 
In his 1st appearance, Jonathan LAYBOURN (SM20-24) of Highgate Harriers won in a time of 16:40. Harry HARSTE (SM25-29) took second place by 8 seconds recording 16:48. Andrew FINN, (SM30-34) of London Fields Triathlon placed third in a time of 18:14.
 
In her 1st appearance, Amanda WILMER (SW30-34) was the first lady through in a time of 20:54 beating Faye JEACOCKE (SW30-34) by 86 seconds in a time of 22:20 in the process. Linda INGRAM, (VW40-44) of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC placed third in a  time of 24:06.
 
In today's Age Graded competition, Jonathan LAYBOURN recorded a performance of 78.20%
 
In the points competition Peter RAINS has a lead of 190 points over second placed Nick RICHARDS. Alison HAWKES leads Fatmata KOROMA by 127 in the ladies  competition.
 
This week there were 16 first timers, while 8 runners recorded PBs, bringing the total number since Hackney Marshes started to 85. In this time, 182 runners from 27 different clubs have completed  the race 348 times covering a distance of 1740 kilometers.
 
The male course record is held by Bertie POWELL who ran 15:30 on 29/05/10, The female equivalent is held by Holly GILBERT who ran 20:04 on  05/06/10.
 
VOLUNTEERS
 
Thanks again to our brilliant volunteers on the day George, Julie and Holly.  If you can spare some time to volunteer on the occasional Saturday morning, drop us an email at: Hackney-MarshesHelpers@parkrun.com
 
See you again soon!
Pam
 
 
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Week Eight – July 17th, 2010 – RACE REPORT

This week's race report is brought to you by the number 8 and the letters A and Y.

Welcome to the race report for the eighth staging of the Hackney Marshes parkrun.  In following with previous weeks there was a lot of sun and the temperature was fairly high though this was softened by a fair amount of cloud and whilst the fairly strong wind helped cool things down, it, itself, presented another obstacle.

We had, this week, 28 runners, of which 8 were running here for the first time.  One of whom, Oliver O'Brien was the first to finish, in a time of 19:19.  David Norton, representing Cornwall AC(!) - I have heard of people from Hackney holidaying in Cornwall but was not aware of anyone doing it the other way round - came in  56 seconds behind, with Frank Harrington next in 20:20.  For the women, Linda Ingram, in her second appearance, came in first in a time of 23:43, with Anne GOMBERT coming in 55 seconds behind and next, Sharnie Carri, in 26:54.

In the Age Graded competition, Martin Evans recorded a performance of 72.00%.  In the points competition Peter Rains has a lead of 46 points over second placed Dave Mulvany and Alison Hawkes leads Fatmata Koroma by 22 in the ladies competition.  In addition to this, we had 9 runners recording PBs.

Well done to everybody listed above and all those that ran.

Just a couple of other things to mention:

You may notice on this week's results that two runner's names/times have been missed off...please can you all ensure that you bring your barcode to each and every run as parkrun is unable to provide your time/position without this.

Also, as always, we are on the lookout for more volunteers.  It seems that the same people are volunteering every other week, and in some cases every week.  Please show your appreciation by also offering to volunteer.  Even if you can only manage once a month; six weeks; eight weeks...it would really help and give those regular volunteers the opportunity to run or even, Heaven forbid, have a lie-in on a Saturday morning.  Without volunteers parkrun would cease to be.

And to finish off, an explanation for the Sesame Street reference:

8, of course refers to the number of parkruns so far held in the Marshes

A (think Eh!) to the rather large dog that took a fancy to one of our runners (and completely put him off his stride)

Y (why?) to the Burberry capped gentlemen who thought he would take one of the route signs (to do what with!?!) but who saw the error of his ways and handed it back

Till this Saturday.....

 

 

 

Race report 10 July 2010

Another solid turnout with 29 runners lining up to face the course this week. And again, Mother Nature cranked up the temperature gauge to make for a tough run. Technology failed us on the day, and unfortunately the timer packed in when uploading the stopwatch data. Thanks to those of you who have since sent us through your times, and for being so forgiving!

The results

This week, we had 14 first timers joining us and they certainly made their mark! In his 1st appearance at our parkrun, Richard WARD of Belgrave Harriers won in an impressive time of 16:19. Harry HARSTE took second and continues to achieve good times week after week. Kenneth EWAN placed third in a time of 19:36.

Another new face to our event, Claire DAY of Thames Hare & Hounds was the first woman home in a time of 20:10. Claire DAY beat Anne GOMBERT by 250 seconds recording 24:20 in the process. Melanie ELLIS, of London Fields Triathlon placed third in a time of 25:40.

In the points competition Peter RAINS has a lead of 41 points over second placed Dave MULVANY. Alison HAWKES leads Fatmata KOROMA by 19 in the ladies competition.

The male course record is held by Bertie POWELL who ran 15:30 on 29/05/10, event #1. The female equivalent is held by Holly GILBERT who ran 20:04 on 05/06/10, event #2.

Joining forces with Two2Go on the 24th July

We are excited to be joining up with Two2Go as part of their Get Ready2Go launch event on Hackney Marshes!

Please note that on the weekend of the 24th July, we will be moving our start location to coincide with their base. They have a fabulous day of events planned (and are putting on breakfast), so get involved:

http://www.two2go.org.uk

http://www.london2012.com/events/get-ready2go.php?font=normal

Details of start location to follow soon. Our parkrun will operate as normal otherwise, 9am sharp...

And finally...

I am off on holiday to Mexico so will be away for the next three runs. I know that you will all chip in and support Pam and Robb as they take the lead. So happy running and see you all at the run on the 7th August.

Adios!

Erica B

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Race report 3 July 2010

 

We have been exceptionally fortunate with the weather over the past month and again were treated to a marvellous sunny morning on the freshly mown marshes; ideal conditions for our sixth ever event.

Results

Bertie POWELL of Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies won for the 4th time in a time of 16:13. Eric PHILLIPS representing Serpentine RC took second by 165 seconds recording 18:58, while Evan BARLOW of South London Orienteers placed third in a time of 18:59 in what was a thrilling race for 2nd and 3rd.

In her 3rd appearance, Alex STABLEFORTH wohad her first wincn in a time of 24:09. Alex beat Pamela CLARKE representing the Womens Running Network by 153 seconds recording 26:42 in the process. Sarah HYNDMAN placed third in a time of 28:31.

In the points competition Peter RAINS has a lead of 44 points over second placed Dave MULVANY. Alison HAWKES leads Fatmata KOROMA by 7 in the ladies competition.

This week there were 6 first timers. 10 runners recorded PBs, bringing the total number since the Hackney Marshes started to 48. In this time, 118 runners from 19 different clubs have completed the race 201 times covering a distance of 1005 kilometers.

The male course record is held by Bertie POWELL who ran 15:30 on 29/05/10, event #1. The female equivalent is held by Holly GILBERT who ran 20:04 on 05/06/10, event #2.

Barcodes and tokens

Please remember that this is a barcodes only event and you must remember to bring it with you, otherwise we will be unable to process your result. Also please remember to get your barcodes scanned and to return your position token to one of our friendly volunteers! if you are looking to join our team of helpers, just get in touch via hackney-marshesHelpers@parkrun.com.  It would be great to have you along.

Change is coming...

Recent runners and helpers would have noticed that there are a large number of diggers appearing nearby. Hackney Council are building new cricket pitches where we start and finish the event. This is likely to cause some disruption to our course, however we are working with the council to see how our run can be accommodated during this time. For more information on their plans see http://www.hackney.gov.uk/cp-hackneymarsh.htm

And changing rooms!

Hackney Council has kindly granted us access to the changing sheds at the start/finish area of the course. The facilities are 'basic' to say the least, but it has toilets so we cannot complain.

Look forward to seeing you all next week!

Erica B

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Race report 26 June 2010

Record turnout for Hackney Marshes parkrun!!!

 

This week there were 22 first timers, 16 runners recorded PBs, with our largest field running to date. 46 runners set off on this hot morning, making this our largest field of runners yet.

 

A big welcome to the athletes from the London Fields Triathlon club, who made up a significant proportion of the field and all achieved very impressive times. A great bunch and we look forward to seeing them back again soon.

 

Well done again to Bertie POWELL of Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies who won for the 3rd time in a very impressive time of 15:40. We are getting used to spotting Bertie in his Arsenal shirt storming round the course! Richard HOPE representing Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC took second by 6 seconds recording 15:46. Robert BOULDING, of London Fields Triathlon club placed third in a time of 17:47.

 

This week one of our younger runners, Madeleine CARR of Orion Harriers had her first win in a time of 21:56. Madeleine CARR beat Julie BRYANT by 39 seconds recording 22:35 in the process. Naomi GAYLER of London Fields Triathlon placed third in a time of 23:03.

 

And of course, thank you to all the volunteers who give up their time to support the event. It would not happen without you and you are a pretty fantastic bunch.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

 

Some of the regular volunteers would like to run every now and then and we need some people to come and offer their help even if only once every couple of months.

 

 

Race report 12 June 2010

 

Welcome to the third race report for the Hackney Marshes parkrun.

 

Last week, following a visit from parkrun’s founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt, we received rave reviews in the national weekly newsletter. If you have not yet read it, do so - some of you got a mention!

 

http://www.parkrun.com/about/news.aspx?id=50

 

With a slightly smaller field this week, we welcomed some familiar faces and also some ‘newbies’ – it is great that we are now starting to form a loyal core of runners as well as continuing to attract new people. We also had the pleasure of welcoming Cameron MCCARTHY, our youngest ever parkrunner, out to complete his first ever 5k event.

 

The weather was much cooler than last week; clear but blustery as the 23 runners lined up for the start. Perhaps it was the more temperate weather, or maybe the field are gaining confidence and fitness but we had a spectacular number of PBs this week - congratulations to Neil TAYLOR, Robert FERREIRA, Timothy WILLIAMS, Rick OLIVER, Sacha ACKLAND, Charlotte READ, Pete DIXON, Alison HAWKES, Pat ALLEYNE. And especially to Mary PULLEN, who thought she had not run at her best, but really surprised herself by setting a new PB. Well done!

 

A big welcome to the guys of Orion Harriers, the first two men home; Joe HAPPE came storming home in first place in a time of 18:33. Giles HOPKINSON coming in second at 19:20 with Stephen DUNN of Eton Manor AC hot on his heels in a time of 19:39.

 

Congratulations to Sacha ACKLAND, also of Eton Manor AC who was the first woman home in a time of 28:23 . Charlotte WHEWELL was close behind recording 28:48. Also to Charlotte READ, third home in a time of 29:44.

 

A big thank you to this week’s volunteers, Pam CLARKE, Tim WALKER, Karen HOPE, Martin EVANS, and a special mention to Graham MCCARTHY, the proudest dad of the day cheering home young Cameron MCCARTHY in a fantastic first time of 34:37. Watch out Graham – he will be leaving you in his dust soon!

 

As always, please email us on hackney-marsheshelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer your services for future runs.

 

Well done to all for a sterling effort and as always to the volunteers. We also had a great group of supporters, who cheered the runners though the home stretch and to the finish line, including a few Hackney locals who stumbled on the event with curiosity.

 

Finally a quick shout out to the Edmonton Running Club guys, Timothy WILLIAMS and Rick OLIVER both who had great runs on Saturday but who are also hosting a fantastic event on the Tottenham Marshes on the 11th of July. Check it out

 

http://www.edmontonrc.co.uk/TottenhamMarshes5.aspx

 

Happy running!

 

Erica B

 

 

 

Race Report 2 – June 5th, 2010

 

Welcome to the second race report for the Hackney Marshes parkrun.
After a successful first run last week we had a similar number of runners this week with some runners returning, and some ‘newbies’ – both to the Hackney Marshes parkrun and to parkrun itself.  We also had the pleasure of parkrun’s founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt joining the run.
The weather, whilst lovely for us organising the race, was less so for those running, it being glorious sunshine and thus rather hot.  Well done to everyone that braved it and a special mention to Dave Mulvany; Charlotte Read and Pete Dixon who improved their times from last week.
Another week and another sub 17 run, which this week belonged to Harry Harste.  Congratulations to Harry for his time of 16:46; 14 year old Stanley Scott Harrison was second in 18:08 and third: David Derham with 19:15.
This week’s leading woman was Holly Gilbert (who is last week’s fastest woman, Sue Bint’s club teammate) who broke Sue’s record from last week and clocked 20:04, just shy of the magical 20 minute mark, another 14 year old, Madeleine Carr, mirrored her position from last week and came in at 22:39, with Faye Jeacocke following in third with 23:01.
A big thank you to this week’s volunteers, namely Robert Birchley; Erica Blennerhassett; Pamela Clarke; Cassandra Virginie Derham; Emily Mosedale; Oliver O’Brien and also to Keeley Carr (Madeleine’s mum) who helped out with some impromptu back-up finishing position recording.
Again, another plea for more helpers.   Please email us on hackney-marsheshelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer your services for future runs.
Thank you for reading and we hope to see you next week.

 

 

Race Report – Week One; May 29th, 2010

 

Welcome to the very first race report for the Hackney Marshes parkrun.
After months of preparation – mostly by Erica Blennerhassett, the parkrun team and Hackney Council, so a big thanks to them – the event took place on May 29th, 2010. Thankfully the weather was kind; fairly sunny, mild though with a vicious wind on some parts of the course and an amazing thirty-six runners took advantage before it deteriorated into rain. And what a great selection of runners we had, as well. Some experienced parkrunners, with previous runs in double figures, and many doing their very first parkrun.
In addition to the great number of runners for our first run we were also blessed with an extremely fast front end with the fastest time of 15:30 by Bertie Powell and the first three going sub 17; Paul Martelletti 15:36 and Mike Boucher 16:35. The leading woman was Sue Bint in 20:43, followed by 14 year old Madeleine Carr in 22:26 and Louise Vacher: 23:03.
Of course parkrun is about each and every single runner and their own personal achievement so well done to each and every runner. We hope you enjoyed running it as much as we enjoyed putting it on for you.
A big thank you, also, for our volunteers, of which there were many, namely Bill Bennett; Robert Birchley; Erica Blennerhassett; Eddi Brocklesby; Major Carr; Pamela Clarke; Holly Gilbert; Karen Hope; Emily Mosedale; Oliver O’Brien and Tim Walker. Despite the good turnout we could always do with some more helpers so please email us on hackney-marsheshelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer your services for future runs.
Lastly we should mention that whilst there is no cafeteria facility on the marshes (we understand that the Hub, when finished in September, will have facilities) after the runs we will be retiring to Venetia’s Coffee Shop, a short walk from the start on Chatsworth Road (55).
Thank you for reading and we hope to see you next week.
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