Hastings parkrun # 218 – 22/06/2019

This week we were very pleased to welcome the Sussex Partnership NHS Trust who introduced us to their SAFE (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) Campaign. Here is Karen's Run report:

Our 218 Hastings parkrun was greeted with bright sunshine and clear horizons what a fab wellbeing tonic for that start of the weekend with 370 runners and the enthusiasm of some well wishes along the promenade motivating runners as they focused their way along the course some aiming for PB others just out there pleased to participate. And what a delight it was to experience the purple pompoms motivating us on the homeward straight helping to glide us in to the finish line. We were really pleased to welcome Sussex Partnership NHS staff in Yellow tee-shirts who came along to shine the light on mental health and share important information around suicide prevention. Sussex Partnership is the NHS mental health provider across Sussex and through their SAFE campaign Suicide Awareness is For Everyone they aimed to raise awareness through opening up a conversation and encouraging people to talk; as we all CAN save lives. People that are affected by mental health issues are just like you and I, our neighbour, brother, sister, work colleague, shop assistant and so on. NHS staff wanted to put a human face on this important subject and break the taboo on talking about mental health issues. The park run community is inclusive of everyone and what a great place to share this health message, raise awareness around suicide prevention and stamp out stigma. Suicide is a very sensitive subject and currently it is the biggest killer in young men under 50 throughout the UK and has a huge impact on families. parkrun philosophy is to help the community support their health and wellbeing and what a better way to up lift ones mood by participating in park run. It was helpful to have our NHS share knowledge of what to do if you are concerned about someone’s mental health. Through connecting with our parkrun community sharing the SAFE message we hope this will help save lives. Please look at the suicide prevention training video via the link www.zerosuicidealliance.com. Let’s us all as a community share details with friend’s family and work colleagues, a lot of us know how to do CPR; so let’s know how to support someone at risk of suicide. This maybe the first step you can take to help someone in need thank you Park Run for collectively helping our community stay SAFE. A special thanks to those that shared their personal stories today as it absolutely demonstrates that this is a real live issue for many of our community. The Yellow tee-shirts carried the message Say Hello See it Say it and Sign post so thank you running community for collectively helping our community stay SAFE and keep on running.

Karen

Karen

This is all about communication and connecting with the person whether you are running or volunteering lets continue to make Hastings parkrun welcoming and accessible for people with disabilities or long term health conditions. Chrissie Wellington, Global Head of Health and Wellbeing at parkrun, said to Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust:

parkrunners

parkrunners

“Whether you want to walk, run, volunteer or simply come down and watch, parkrun events give people the opportunity to be active, in the open air and feel part of a welcoming, non-judgemental community. Time and time again we hear stories of how parkrun has helped people from all walks of life cope with mental health issues, and we are pleased to team up with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to raise awareness of mental health issues and suicide, and the resources that are available within the community.”

Safe Team

Safe Team

A polite reminder about etiquette around using of the promenade and surrounding parking. We don’t want anyone to be disappointment and get a parking ticket because they parked in the bus bay Please arrive in good time to park considerately and wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event.

And finally it is always fitting to thank our wonderful volunteers with Dale our Run Director this morning impressive vocal cords and others carrying out the tasks to make our park run possible

Thank you

Karen Hoskin

This week 377 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 71 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Yock Lin RICHARDSON • Arrianne CALLOW • Erica WILSON • Hayley RANSON • Susan MANN • Dale SCOWEN • Clare LIPPIATT • Darren BARZEE • Roger MANDRY • Ben RANSON • Paul CABBAN • Mike ADDISON • Susan RAE • Michael GRASS • Lisa GRASS • Allison TANNER • Cal DAYKIN • Julia FRENCH • Duncan EDWARDS • Richard PAINE • Eleanor DOCKSEY • Jacqui CARRICK • Marie CRAWFORD • Malcolm JONES • Lucy BRETT • Ben KIRIMLI • Alice ROBEY - CAVE • Jackie KNIGHT • Adam PETRIE

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

The male record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded a time of 14:14 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Lizzie CLARKE who recorded a time of 16:39 on 23rd March 2019 (event number 205).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 101.65% (24:17) on 30th March 2019 (event number 206).

Hastings parkrun started on 18th April 2015. Since then 7,780 participants have completed 46,453 parkruns covering a total distance of 232,265 km, including 8,919 new Personal Bests. A total of 736 individuals have volunteered 5,123 times.

 

Considerate Parking

Due to the success of Hastings parkrun parking is becoming an issue.
Please arrive in good time to park considerately and wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on the environment and parking congestion. Try parking further away and jogging/running to the start to warm up.

Please do not use Bensons for Beds car park it is for customers only.

Please don't park here.

Please don't park here.

If you park in the Buses ONLY bay, you may well get a parking ticket, the best thing to do is not park there. But if you do, you do so at your own risk!!!!!!!!!

AT YOUR OWN RISK

AT YOUR OWN RISK


Thank you
The Event Team

 

Event 217

This week 409 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Yock Lin RICHARDSON • Andy KNIGHT • Tim CROOK • Terry KITSON • Ben SALLOWS • Dale SCOWEN • Ben GORING • Harry ASH • Nick (118) WEBB • Clare LIPPIATT • Peter CRANE • Michael NORRIS • Roger MANDRY • Keith GOODSELL • John WESTBROOK • Stuart KEEN • John SYDDALL • Ian WINBORN • Lisa GRASS • Graeme GRASS • Allison TANNER • David CRANE • Amy ASHBY • Sophie ASHBY • Cal DAYKIN • Krista BARZEE • Darren PEARSON • Denize RIGBY • Eleanor DOCKSEY • Marie CRAWFORD • Robert CLARK • Lucy BRETT • Ben KIRIMLI • Alice ROBEY - CAVE

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

The male record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded a time of 14:14 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Lizzie CLARKE who recorded a time of 16:39 on 23rd March 2019 (event number 205).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 101.65% (24:17) on 30th March 2019 (event number 206).

Hastings parkrun started on 18th April 2015. Since then 7,725 participants have completed 46,076 parkruns covering a total distance of 230,380 km, including 8,848 new Personal Bests. A total of 732 individuals have volunteered 5,094 times.

 

A Blustery Day

A lovely day at Hastings parkrun.

A lovely day at Hastings parkrun.

Nearly 200 hardy parkrunners and 23 volunteers braved the buffeting WSW wind on the seafront this morning, which averaged 45-50kms per hour - very close to our cancellation threshold!
Matt Edmonds recorded a comfortable 17th course success at Hastings, even though his winning time of 18.48 was the slowest he's ever run here! Two parkrunners slipped under the radar to clock up their centuries - Jakub Kucharksi (75 at Hastings) and Kay Coleman (100 at Hastings). Meanwhile two regulars are closing in on their double centuries at Hastings - the evergreen Bob Claridge (179) and our tail walker this morning Lena King (169).
Incredibly given the conditions no fewer than 13 made their parkrun debuts, whilst we had visitors from all over the South East including Salisbury, Sutton, Wimbledon and Enfield. Hastings Runners were easily the best represented club with 36 runners, followed by Vegan Runners (5) and Bexhill RT (4).
Many thanks to all the volunteers, including 5 first timers I believe - Alison Cooper, Paul Willis, Hannah Gould and Kerry Miles (all marshals), and Ralitsa Hiteva (scanning) - as well as only our 3rd DoE Award Scheme student Alice Robey-Cave who multi-tasked by combining funnel managing, moving the scanning queues along, collecting volunteers for next week and finishing off with an introduction to barcode scanning! Please put something back if you regularly parkrun by offering to volunteer from time to time ..... just email

This week 193 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Nicholas BROWN • Helen BROWN • Cathy BATE • Doug CONSTABLE • Arrianne CALLOW • Andy KNIGHT • Paul WILLIS • Andy BASHFORD • Jane WHITTINGTON • Lena KING • Daniel PARSONS • Jacqueline PARSONS • Hannah GOULD • Alison COOPER • Paul CABBAN • Ruth SPILLER • Julia FRENCH • Ralitsa HITEVA • Jen WELLS • Tessa MARTINA • Helen AUSTIN • Kerry WILKINS • Alice ROBEY - CAVE

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

The male record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded a time of 14:14 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Lizzie CLARKE who recorded a time of 16:39 on 23rd March 2019 (event number 205).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 101.65% (24:17) on 30th March 2019 (event number 206).

Hastings parkrun started on 18th April 2015. Since then 7,664 participants have completed 45,667 parkruns covering a total distance of 228,335 km, including 8,789 new Personal Bests. A total of 729 individuals have volunteered 5,060 times.

 

Jude with his proud Grandad

Jude with his proud Grandad

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to share how Jude feels about parkrun, as we often talk about it.

As some of parkrunners know , that Jude, like many youngsters loves his Xbox and his phone.
It's fair to say he has had to face some medical challenges in his life, but like everything in life, you have to do your best, nobody can ask anymore than that.

Jude came to parkrun via the Hastings Runners Juniors, which started last year by Nick Brown and his good work continued by Harry Ash, both names, will be familiar to regulars at Hastings parkrun, the idea, was to improve his general fitness and meet other youngsters. Jude is also an active member of the Scouts Explorers.

Jude did his first parkrun last October, and to date has completed in 12 parkruns all at Hastings. Jude has a love hate relationship with parkrun, he gets nervous before every run, during the run, he experiences, the why am I doing this stage, and stop nagging me Grandad, it's not about time. Which changes to how are we doing on time, get a move on grandad.

He loves the support from the marshals, and fellow runners, including members of Hastings Runners who regularly support parkrun, by running or volunteering in the various roles. Even complete strangers are so supportive. And he can offer support to others, who are just starting out on their parkrun experience. Like all of us he has good runs and not so good runs, but in the end on the way home, it's always we did well today.

Thanks parkrun.

By Terry Kitson

Hastings parkrun
Event number 214
25th May 2019
This week 357 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Julia JAMES • Richard BURNE • Yock Lin RICHARDSON • Arrianne CALLOW • David BRATBY • Susan MANN • Emma WAREHAM • Julie BEERLING • Jane HUGHES • Roger MANDRY • Jill GREEN • Ben RANSON • Anne BROOKS • Rebecca WILLIAMS • Allison TANNER • Julia FRENCH • Callum PUXTY • Johanna LAMBOURNE • Tomm BROOKER • Duncan EDWARDS • Isaac BUSS • Jane COLES • Angelita ROTHWELL • Louise CAVILL • Lucy BRETT • Linda GAITELY • Alice ROBEY - CAVE • Jack WAREHAM

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

The male record is held by Adam CLARKE who recorded a time of 14:14 on 23rd December 2017 (event number 140).
The female record is held by Lizzie CLARKE who recorded a time of 16:39 on 23rd March 2019 (event number 205).
The Age Grade course record is held by Val NAYLOR who recorded 101.65% (24:17) on 30th March 2019 (event number 206).

Hastings parkrun started on 18th April 2015. Since then 7,581 participants have completed 45,089 parkruns covering a total distance of 225,445 km, including 8,720 new Personal Bests. A total of 725 individuals have volunteered 5,010 times.

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