Event #115 – 27th May 2017

So, May 27th was a big day at the forest, not just for Georgia & I, who after tying the knot at a church locally then returned to the forest to spend the evening amongst friends & family. The core team also had a special day, with this being the biggest, silliest parkrun ever to be held at the forest. I decided that it was only fair that they told their stories........

Jason

So Saturday's parkrun saw something very special at the Forest. Not only Chris and Georgia's wedding but a chance for grown men to dress up as brides. Looking like extras from Frozen, or in my case, a street walker from a 1980's film. Not since the Great Gibbon Escape from Billy Smart's circus or Priscilla Queen of the Desert bus took a wrong turning and ended up at the Forest have the dog walkers been subjected to such a sight. Unfortunately the emergency services couldn't make it in time to help all of the dog walkers. Some have already been released from the Princess Alexandra Hospital but for others it will take a bit longer. Some will not recover fully and will be seen walking round the Forest like extras from The Walking Dead, which to be fair will not be much of a change. This was mainly due to seeing Darren Womack's nipples peeking over the top of his dress like cartoon character Chad looking over the wall. Wot no Bra!

Grace

Once upon a Hatfield Forest parkrun there was a special day being celebrated. The event director (or the King of HF parkrun) was marrying his love. They called upon their advisers (some questionable people) for ideas of how to celebrate their special day. A Wedding themed run was decided and a message to the kingdom through the magical message delivery service (facebook) was it made known that on the 27th May 2017 all citizens may dress up in white to make the occasion even more special. So on that morning grown men dressed up in their most magnificent gowns with their running shoes on. Travelling individuals with their trusty steeds (okay dogs but steeds sounds so much better) gave confused looks and some even collapsed at the sight of the men in their dresses. No one took notice as we laughed and joyously celebrated the big event. A poem was read and we all duckweed (it rhymes okay) to the start line. The run was run by runners and the volunteers held down the fort at the finish. Dressed in white, it rained, what could have gone wrong? But that could not turn down the high spirits of the parkrun citizens and we all cleared up at the end with the help of a full grown tiger. Wished Chris and Georgia good luck in their future and left the kingdom for the week.
To Chris and Georgia, Congratulations again!

And they all lived a happily ever after. The end

Michelle

There were brides, a groom, brides, best men, brides, a vicar, brides, Elvis Presley, brides and even a random tiger that turned out for the parkrun event of the year! Did I mention that there were brides!?! From arriving at the front gate, to car parking, to timekeeping all you could really see were brides! Tourists and first timers no doubt had quite a shock and must have wondered what on earth they had signed up for! They perhaps thought that they had been cast in a filming of ‘The Runaway Bride – part 2 – the Forest Edition’. And as for the poor cows, their usual Saturday grazing disrupted by 350 runners that looked nothing like the usual Saturday runners that descend on the forest. We’re really not sure if they will let us get away with it or will make an extra effort to move our signage next week in the name of payback!

Michelle once more (apparently this is a famous song?)

It's a beautiful day
We're looking for something dumb to do.
Hey baby,
I think I wanna run with you.

Is it the look in your eyes,
Or is it your running shoes?
Who cares baby,
I think I wanna run with you.

Well I know this little forest in Essex we can go oh oh oh,
No one will know oh oh oh,
Oh, come on, girl.
Who cares if we're fast or slow got a pocket full of tokens we can blow oh oh oh,
the blast of a horn,
And it’s go go, go, go-go.

Don't say no, no, no, no-no;
Just say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah;
And we'll go, go, go, go-go.
If you're warmed up, like I'm warmed up.

Cause it's a beautiful day
We're looking for something dumb to do.
Hey baby,
I think I wanna run with you.

Is it the look in your eyes,
Or is it your running shoes?
Who cares baby,
I think I wanna run with you.

I'll go get a ring let the cows sing like moo,
So what you wanna do?
Let's just run girl.

If we wake up and you wanna walk, that's cool.
No, I won't blame you;
It was fun, girl.

Don't say no, no, no, no-no;
Just say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah;
And we'll go, go, go, go-go.
If you're warmed up, like I'm warmed up.

Cause it's a beautiful day,
We're looking for something dumb to do.
Hey baby,
I think I wanna run with you.

Is it the look in your eyes,
Or is it your running shoes?
Who cares baby,
I think I wanna run with you.

[x2:]
Just say I doooooo-ooo uhu,
Run with me right now baby,
Run with me right now baby, baby.

Oh, it's a beautiful day,
We're looking for something dumb to do.
Hey baby,
I think I wanna run with you.

Is it the look in your eyes,
Or is it your running shoes?
Who cares baby,
I think I wanna run with you.

Georgia (the bride)

So it appears that being a parkrun bride is not dissimilar to being a parkrun RD. So at 7am on Saturday morning I found myself at the Forest, not to set up a parkrun but to set up a wedding marquee, complete with finish funnel, route maps and a hovering ED (sorry, future husband) – so really not that different at all. However on emerging from the marquee at something or other past 8 it truly was a wonderous sight to behold, brides, brides everywhere. I could try to be funny here, and take the mickey, as is my normal propensity to do, but in this case it would be misplaced. This week’s parkrun was amazing, and a little overwhelming. From the core team and their sheer excitement for us (and the male members disturbing excitement for dressing up as brides), to friends from all over the country (regular park runners, those who had trained to reach 5k and those who’d registered just to volunteer that day), to our regulars who had embraced the concept and thrown themselves whole heartedly into the day, to those who came knowing nothing and we’re very bemused but just went with the flow. It truly was the best morning, showing both the journey Hatfield Forest parkrun has taken and my own journey as part of it. From turning up at the first event knowing a handful of people, a stressed, single mum who was looking for somewhere to belong, to just over two years later celebrating my wedding day as part of a supportive, friendly, loving community that my husband (yes husband) was fundamental in creating, surrounded by people I love. As a new chapter starts I want to thank everyone who has been part of our journey to this point…you are all amazing and you all rock, but Chris Holt you rock the most!!!!

Darren

parkrun is also renowned for its community spirit and inclusive attitude and this was tested to the fore on several occasions around the course. The sight of "regularly" dressed runners shouting words of encouragement to struggling 6 foot plus chaps in bridal gowns must have been a sight to behold - especially when witnessed by several baffled dog walkers.

On the subject of dog walkers it will probably be added to the main briefing at the start of future parkruns that if running whilst in possession of a bodice or bustle you should slow down near dogs, much like a car driver near a horse, if the reaction of one particular Jack Russell to a runner in a pink number is anything to go by.

If there is one thing that our little parkrun community in a small corner Essex should be proud of is the fantastic spirit, sense of humour and community. This came out in spades on Saturday, not just the silliness of fancy dress but the sense of camaraderie across all the runners and it's interesting that to an outsider what could look at first sight like utter madness turned out to be the most welcoming and fun parkrun in 115 goes.

Number 116 may look a bit grey and drab by comparison but that welcome, sense of fun and supporting community will still be there.

Richard (guest Run Director)

Attendance record. Thank you to all my volunteers. Attendance record. I was knocked out at the amazing community feel your event has. Also maybe mention my new attendance record.

In fact, two attendance records held at two different events, is that a first?

Attendance record

Chris (the groom)

So I started volunteering at Great Notley parkrun because I'd reached my early 30's, university mates were starting to disperse around the country, I didn't want to get to my 40's down to two friends & not much love for either of them (a purely hypothetical situation, I like my friends). I felt that getting more involved in parkrun, after tourism & getting to 50 would open up my world a bit to some like minded people.

Then, within a couple of weeks of volunteering, I reached out to the forest as I also wanted a closer parkrun so that I could have a lie in (bringing more running opportunities to the community was a distant second to the desire to stay in bed).

By the time the event went live in March 2015, I was starting to recover from a dark place in life & found myself standing in front of 178 people at event #1. The day was overwhelming, you prepare course maps & marshal lanyards, you don't prepare for the sheer volume of people that want to interact with you.

And yet over that first summer of parkrun it was clear that a community was building. The core team expanded, contracted & expanded further as more people wanted to buy into the event.

We've grown as an event & as a community. Strangers became acquaintances, that became friends, that became a family, that, in the case of Georgia became my wife (I should point out we've been together since the autumn of 2015, this wasn't some kind of shotgun wedding arranged during the new runner's briefing). We've been on quite the parkrun adventure ever since, but there is still nothing that beats coming home to Hatfield Forest & spending time with our friends.

parkrun isn't about that time you record, or the number of runs you've completed, it is about having somewhere in the world where you can escape to on a Saturday morning (or Sunday as a junior). It's your community if you're alone on Christmas Day, your silly adventure on New Year's Day, it's a venue where you can start to run, re-discover a passion for running, a place where all walkers, joggers & runners belong, irrespective of club colours, age or ability.

Event 115 was something that I'll treasure forever, I got to spend my wedding day with my extended family, 400 of them once you include the volunteers. I don't know everyone by name anymore & it still overwhelms me, but thank you for creating a community that we can all be proud of.

Congratulations if you've made it this far, from this point is a normal(ish) run report

The run

This week 354 of you run, jogged and walked round the forest, making it a new attendance record at the forest. 52 were first timers and 44 recorded new PB's.

Male placings:
James BOSHER (SM25-29) of Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners, was first over the line in 17:56 - 23rd time in 42 appearances. James was the fastest bride at the forest!
Mark SPILLER (SM30-34) of Bishops Stortford RC, was second over the line in 18:12 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.
Richard HYNES (VM35-39) of Harlow RC, was third over the line in 18:33.

Female placings:
Fiona HALLS (VW40-44) of Saffron Striders RC, was first (13th overall) over the line in 20:52 - third time in 6 appearances.
Em WARRINGTON (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (57th overall) over the line in 23:41.
Laura MATTHEWS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (60th overall) over the line in 23:48.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
June BRENNAN (VW60-64) – 79.00% for the time 24:55 (81st overall).
Janet HOWES (VW65-69) – 78.75% for the time 27:22 (144th overall).
Fiona HALLS (VW40-44) – 74.84% for the time 20:52 (13th overall).

The volunteers.

Your parkrun only thrives because of the volunteers who give up some of their time on a Saturday morning & throughout the week. If you're yet to try your hand at volunteering, please consider helping us on a forthcoming parkrunday. We have many roles that can still be combined with running, meaning you can earn volunteering credit alongside your run. These roles are: Barcode Scanning (for sub 22 minute runners), Tail Runner, Token Sorting, Pre Event Setup, Post Event Close Down, Car Parking, New Runners Briefing.

If you can volunteer for this Saturday or future weeks, please drop us an email at hatfieldforesthelpers@parkrun.com

A big thank you to the 42 volunteers who made this event possible.

Adam LANG • Ali BELL • Andrea EDWARDS • Andrew ARNOLD • Brian OWEN • Burak SEZGIN • Chantel JEFFERY • Chris CHEW • Chris HOLT • Claire CADZOW • Clare HARROP • Danny BEAZLEY • Darren BARKER • Elly BARRALL • Francesca PALMER • Georgia HOLT • Grace CADZOW • Hamish ARNOLD • Heather DAY • Iwona ANTOLIK • James BOSHER • Janos ORSOS • Jason HASTY • Joe MILKOWSKI • Kevin CLARK • Kevin WATSON • Kimberley KELLS • Kira BEAZLEY • Laura MATTHEWS • Melanie WATSON • Michael ELDRED • Michelle HASTY • Olivia BERESFORD • Patricia POOLE • Philip CHAPLIN • Rachael ANDERSON • Richard JEFFERY • Richard KELLS • Richard SANDFORD • Robert LOUGHRIDGE • Rosemary NUGENT • Scott NUGENT • Serena BERESFORD • Stefan MILKOWSKI • Steve SAUNDERS • Theresa BURKE • Woody HUDSON • Zoe BEAZLEY

Milestones

Well done to the following who all join the 10 club

Fletcher BUSHNELL, Madeleine PIRON, William GIBSON

50 Club:

Andrea EDWARDS, Brian OWEN

Health & Safety

A very quick note on Health & Safety. On Saturday there was at least one instance of an adult carrying a child through the finish funnel on their shoulders. Every participant needs to complete the parkrun under their own steam (or within a buggy, baby wrap for those too small to participate). Carrying a child at any point on our course is not advised & not behaviour we want to see repeated at the forest.

Not only is this a safety concern, it also creates confusion around the finish funnel for our timekeeping and finish token volunteers as to whether they should be handing out one of two tokens, recording one or two times on the stopwatches.

So please, enjoy parkrun, enjoy the forest, but respect the parkrun code & make life easy for our volunteers.

Special Event Course

On two of the next three Saturdays the EBA are holding events in Elgin's car park & the northern part of the forest. This means that we will be parking cars on the grass surrounding the Shell House car park, plus we'll be utilising our special event course for the next three weeks.

Please pay attention during the run briefing, to marshals & on course signage if you are unfamiliar with this rarely used course.

Remember! Please check our Facebook or Twitter feeds for any last minute changes.

Chris

Event Director

Hatfield Forest parkrun core team:

Run Directors; Chris, Steve, Jason, Mark, Susan, Georgia, David & Rachael
Volunteer Coordinators; Ellen, Luke, Oliver, Grace, Christopher, Michelle, Francesca & Darren

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event #114 – 20th May 2017

So after some horrible weather leading up to Saturday it was good to arrive at the Forest to a pretty glorious morning.

With a crack team of setter uppers it wasn't long before everything was done. It was just a matter of waiting for everyone to turn up and get the run under way.

When arriving please remember to leave enough time to buy a car park ticket and to walk down to the start. The walk takes approximately 10 mins from Elgins car park.

The run

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This week 324 of you run, jogged and walked round the forest, 57 were first timers and 45 recorded new PB's. Representatives from 21 different clubs took part. Thank you to Harpenden Arrows Running Club for your visit.

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Male placings:
Mark SPILLER (SM30-34) of Bishops Stortford RC, was first over the line in 17:46 - 9th time in 18 appearances.
Matt BAINBRIDGE (VM35-39) of Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners, was second over the line in 17:54 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Danny BEAZLEY (VM40-44) of Bishops Stortford RC, was third over the line in 18:21 - has been first to finish on 24 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Elizabeth BELLINGER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (23rd overall) over the line in 20:46 - 16th time in 35 appearances.
Sophie BARC (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (45th overall) over the line in 22:51.
Bekah CRANCH (SW25-29) of Bishops Stortford RC, was third (55th overall) over the line in 23:26.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Danny BEAZLEY (VM40-44) – 75.48% for the time 18:21 (third overall).
Alan BROUGHTON (VM50-54) – 73.75% for the time 20:19 (15th overall).
Matt BAINBRIDGE (VM35-39) – 73.65% for the time 17:54 (second overall).

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 00:18:46 on 1st August 2015 (event number 20).
The male record is held by Blair MCWHIRTER who recorded a time of 00:15:58 on 15th April 2017 (event number 109).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ben GRANT who recorded 88.39% (19:31) on 15th October 2016 (event number 82).

Hatfield Forest parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 3,778 participants have completed 20,900 parkruns covering a total distance of 104,500 km, including 4,539 new Personal Bests.

This weeks APTOTW (aesthetically pleasing time of the week) goes to George Lynch with 23:45

 Full results can be found here

Some great posing for the camera this week and some superb photos. More can be found here

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The volunteers.

Your parkrun only thrives because of the volunteers who give up some of their time on a Saturday morning & throughout the week. If you're yet to try your hand at volunteering, please consider helping us on a forthcoming parkrunday. We have many roles that can still be combined with running, meaning you can earn volunteering credit alongside your run. These roles are: Barcode Scanning (for sub 22 minute runners), Tail Runner, Token Sorting, Pre Event Setup, Post Event Close Down, Car Parking, New Runners Briefing.

If you can volunteer for this Saturday or future weeks, please drop us an email at hatfieldforesthelpers@parkrun.com

A big thank you to the 42 volunteers who made this event possible.

Rachael ANDERSON, David ASHWORTH, Elly BARRALL, Danny BEAZLEY, Ali BELL, Elizabeth BELLINGER, Joanna BONSER, Alex CADZOW, Chris CHEW, Christopher CONNELL, Daisy COX, Katie COX, Heather DAY, Michael ELDRED, John EMMETT, Sue FISHPOOL, Harvey FOX, David GRAY, Freddy GRAY, Georgia HAMMOND, Jason HASTY, Michelle HASTY, Judith HEALD, Jacob HEALD, Chris HOLT, David HURST, Russell KING, Esra KING, Oliver LAST, Lori MORRISON, Joanna NEWMAN, Emily PALMER, George PITTS, Chris PITTS, Ian RODGERS, Eleanor RODGERS, Caroline ROUND, Andrew TURVEY, Sarah WILLSON, Darren WOMACK, Joseph WOODS, Harriet WYATT

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Milestones

Well done to the following who all join the 10 club

Amar KAUR

Grace MASON

Jovi Lee RADFORD

 Saturday 27th May

It's time for a White Wedding. Chris and Georgia are getting married so it's a White Wedding themed fancy dress at this weekends run.

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Remember! Please check our Facebook or Twitter feeds for any last minute changes.

Jay
Run Director

Hatfield Forest parkrun core team:

Run Directors; Chris, Steve, Jason, Mark, Susan, Georgia, David & Rachael
Volunteer Coordinators; Ellen, Luke, Oliver, Grace, Christopher, Michelle, Francesca & Darren

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event #113 – 13th May 2017

parkrun-day seemed to come round even quicker than normal this week. With a full compliment of rosters event 113 was bursting at the seams with 313 runners taking to the forest and a total of 41 volunteers helping out over the course of the event to make it all happen!

Conditions must have been good as 67 of you achieved a new personal best this week! Well Done to you all, there are too many to call you all out individually, however i've had a look through the results and a massive well done to the people below!

Harry Fishpool - Harry went under 19 minutes for the first time in his 28 parkruns this weekend. Finishing in 18:40! Well Done Harry!

Rob Johnson - Rob broke the 21 minute barrier for the first time, taking nearly a whole minute of his previous best time. great job Rob!

Daniel Scofield - Congratulations to Daniel, who in the JM10 category, best his PB today, finishing in 24:01, he took over 2 minutes off his previous best time.

Amy Witchalls - This was Amy's fastest run in all 17 of her parkruns. Finishing in under 25 minutes and recording a time of 24:24. Well Done Amy

Sorry I can't call everyone out who got a PB - but well done to you all!

The Run

We saw a new age category record this week as well in the SW20-24 category. Well Done to our first female home, Rachelle Falloon, who finished in a speedy 19:31. Rachelle is only one of 9 females who have gone sub 20 in our 113 events.

Our first finishers:

Male

1st Danny Beazley 18:15
2nd Christian Barker 18:33
3rd Harry Fishpool 18:40 (PB)

Female

1st Rachelle Falloon 19:31 (PB)
2nd Elizabeth Bellinger 20:35 (PB)
3rd Claire Cadzow 21:27

The full set of results can be accessed here

 

Milestones

This week we welcomed Eamon Johnston to the 100 club! 94 of which have been here at Hatfield Forest. Well Done Eamon! I hope you enjoyed the run and here's to the next milestone at 250!

The Volunteers

Your parkrun only thrives because of the volunteers who give up some of their time on a Saturday morning & throughout the week. If you're yet to try your hand at volunteering, please consider helping us on a forthcoming parkrunday. We have many roles that can still be combined with running, meaning you can earn volunteering credit alongside your run. These roles are: Barcode Scanning (for sub 22 minute runners), Tail Runner, Token Sorting, Pre Event Setup, Post Event Close Down, Car Parking, New Runners Briefing.

If you can volunteer for this Saturday or future weeks, please drop us an email at hatfieldforesthelpers@parkrun.com

A big thank you to:

Alex HERBERT  •  Claire CADZOW  •  Corinna CRANCH  •  David MCMILLAN  •  Elizabeth BELLINGER  •  Ellen BROOKS  •  Elly BARRALL  •  Emily PALMER  •  Erynn PALMER  •  Fiona PALMER  •  Florence BELLERBY  •  Francesca PALMER  •  Grace CADZOW  •  Hannah BROMHAM  •  Heather DAY  •  Ian HILL  •  Jacob WATSON  •  Jay PRICE  •  Joanna BONSER  •  John RONCO  •  Kate PITTS  •  Katie RONCO  •  Kevin WATSON  •  Maia FISHPOOL  •  Mark LAWRENCE  •  Melanie WATSON  •  Natalie RONCO  •  Nigel HARRIS  •  Oliver LAST  •  Philip CHAPLIN  •  Philippa WATSON  •  Piadade JARVIS  •  Robin NEWMAN  •  Sally BROMHAM  •  Sam BAINES  •  Sam RONCO  •  Sandra PAVITT  •  Sara WALSH  •  Stuart WALSH  •  Sue FISHPOOL  •  Susan ANDERSON  •  Vic GIBLING  •  Warren JARVIS  •  William PALMER

Remember! Please check our Facebook or Twitter feeds for any last minute changes.

That's all from me for this week, I now hand over to Jason who will be your run director next weekend.

Mark Lawrence
Run Director

Hatfield Forest parkrun core team:

Run Directors; Chris, Steve, Jason, Mark, Susan, Georgia, David & Rachael
Volunteer Coordinators; Ellen, Luke, Oliver, Grace, Christopher, Michelle, Francesca & Darren

 

Event #112 – 6th May 2017

What a fantastic turn out for another Hatfield Forest parkrun. This week, I did not need to panic too much about recruiting enough volunteers, which was a huge relief. So, a very happy Run Director arrived at the forest at 7am. The course was set up without a hitch, all volunteers turned up, marshals were in place and ready to cheer on the 332 runners who attended today. What could go wrong?! How about a rogue cow deciding that she wanted to go walkabout through one of the gates! Happily, the issue was sorted and the cow is with the correct herd, phew! Panic over.

However, today was also tinged with some sadness, as we said goodbye to one of our runner and volunteer stalwarts, Penny Izienicki, who is relocating to Wales. Penny started her parkrun journey at the forest in March 2015 and has a 100% record of running at the forest (53 runs in total) and started volunteering with us in 2015 also. Penny, we are going to miss you and wish you well in your new home; and hope you continue your parkrun journey.

The Run:

This week 332 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 84 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took place.

The event was made possible by 45 volunteers.

Today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hatfield Forest parkrun Results Page here.

Male placings:

Danny BEAZLEY (VM40-44) of Bishops Stortford RC, was first over the line in 18:06. Ben PICKFORD (VM35-39) of Bishops Stortford RC, was second over the line in 18:22. Mark LAWRENCE (SM25-29) of Bishops Stortford RC, was third (4th overall) over the line in 19:33.

Female placings:

Megan EVANS (SW25-29) of Chelmsford AC, was first (third overall) over the line in 19:11. Elizabeth BELLINGER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (16th overall) over the line in 20:48. Stefanie GODFREY (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (21st overall) over the line in 21:09.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Peter BEATTY (VM60-64) – 82.22% for the time 19:41 (7th overall).
Janet HOWES (VW65-69) – 81.32% for the time 26:30 (135th overall).
Stefanie GODFREY (VW50-54) – 80.22% for the time 21:09 (21st overall).

The female record is held by Megan EVANS who recorded a time of 00:18:46 on 1st August 2015 (event number 20).
The male record is held by Blair MCWHIRTER who recorded a time of 00:15:58 on 15th April 2017 (event number 109).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ben GRANT who recorded 88.39% (19:31) on 15th October 2016 (event number 82).

Hatfield Forest parkrun started on 21st March 2015. Since then 3,679 participants have completed 20,263 parkruns covering a total distance of 101,315 km, including 4,427 new Personal Bests

Milestones

Well done to:

  • Edmond Moulton joined the Junior 10 Club
  • Oliver Miziolek joined the Junior 10 Club
  • Paul Cook joined the 50 Club

The Volunteers

Your parkrun only thrives because of the volunteers who give up some of their time on a Saturday morning & throughout the week. If you're yet to try your hand at volunteering, please consider helping us on a forthcoming parkrun day. We have many roles that can still be combined with running, meaning you can earn volunteering credit alongside your run. These roles are: Barcode Scanning (for sub 22 minute runners), Tail Runner, Token Sorting, Pre-Event Setup, Post Event Close Down, Car Parking, New Runners Briefing.

If you can volunteer for this Saturday or future weeks, please drop us an email at hatfieldforesthelpers@parkrun.com.

A big thank you to:

Susan ANDERSON, Iwona ANTOLIK, Mary AUGUSTINE, Elly BARRALL, Danny BEAZLEY, Olivia BERESFORD, Serena BERESFORD, Vanessa BOWERMAN, Claire CADZOW, Grace CADZOW, Scott CADZOW, Joanne COLEBOURNE, William COLEBOURNE, Margaret CONNELL, Christopher CONNELL, Heather DAY, Harvey FOX, Jenny FREWIN, William GIBSON, Anne HALL, Nigel HARRIS, Denise HARWOOD, Paul KERINS, Rosie KERINS, Luke KERINS, Colette KERINS, Leah KRISHNARAYAN, Karen LAMB, Archie LAMB, Alec LODGE, Harry MCMILLAN, David MCMILLAN, Philip MILES, Emily PALMER, John RONCO, Sam RONCO, Katie RONCO, Caroline ROUND, Luke SHEPHERD, Em WARRINGTON, Philippa WATSON, Jacob WATSON, Kevin WATSON, Melanie WATSON, Thomas WILTON

Remember! Please check our Facebook or Twitter feeds for any last-minute changes.

Sue
Run Director

Hatfield Forest parkrun core team:

Run Directors; Chris, Steve, Jason, Mark, Susan, Georgia, David & Rachael
Volunteer Coordinators; Ellen, Luke, Oliver, Grace, Christopher, Michelle, Francesca & Darren


					
 

Event #111 – 29th April 2017

A Record breaking day at the forest.

A beautiful morning to be at the forest bright and early for course set up. It's on mornings like this that really make you appreciate how special our location is.

The Run

The first sign that we had a big turnout was when I got a radio message from Julie, on duty at Elgins car park, at 8:40 to say there was still a queue of 40 people
waiting to pay. Apologies to those who had to wait in line.
The briefing went ahead without any heckling from the crowd and after a few words from Simon representing Rickling Fun Run we all made our way round to the start area.
The sun was starting to warm up now and the conditions were just about perfect.

Our first finishers:

Male

1st James BOSHER 17:43
2nd Danny BEAZLEY 17:54
3rd Alex MANTON 18:01

Female

1st Elizabeth BELLINGER 20:53
2nd Anest MÜLLER 21:33
3rd Vicky SIMPSON 22:34

The full set of results can be accessed here

42 volunteers made this weeks run possible and I thank all of you for your help.
There were 61 people who decided to run at the forest for the first time on Saturday and a fantastic 83 runners recorded a personal best.
This all added up to a record breaking attendance of 349.


It's a Record

The Volunteers

Your parkrun only thrives because of the volunteers who give up some of their time on a Saturday morning & throughout the week. If you're yet to try your hand at volunteering, please consider helping us on a forthcoming parkrunday. We have many roles that can still be combined with running, meaning you can earn volunteering credit alongside your run. These roles are: Barcode Scanning (for sub 22 minute runners), Tail Runner, Token Sorting, Pre Event Setup, Post Event Close Down, Car Parking, New Runners Briefing.

If you can volunteer for this Saturday or future weeks, please drop us an email at hatfieldforesthelpers@parkrun.com

A big thank you to:

Alyson SHINNICK  •  Ben PICKFORD  •  Ben SHINNICK  •  Chris CHEW  •  Dana SMITH  •  Danny BEAZLEY  •  Darren BARKER  •  Darren WOMACK  •  Emily PALMER  •  Emmy PICKFORD  •  Felix BELLERBY  •  Florence BELLERBY  •  George LYNCH  •  Hannah WHITE  •  Harvey FOX  •  Ian PENSON  •  Joanna ARSCOTT  •  John EMMETT  •  Julie WITCHALLS  •  Katy BELLERBY  •  Kevin WATSON  •  Leah KRISHNARAYAN  •  Lisa VAUGHAN  •  Melanie WATSON  •  Melvyn GRIMWOOD  •  Nicholas YEADON  •  Nigel HARRIS  •  Patricia POOLE  •  Philippa WATSON  •  Rob JOHNSON  •  Samuel SHELTON  •  Sean LYNCH  •  Simon BRIDGEWATER  •  Simon WALLACE  •  Stephanie BRIDGEWATER  •  Steve SAUNDERS  •  Stevie GREEN  •  Sue FISHPOOL  •  Theresa BURKE  •  Thomas PICKFORD  •  Tracy WOODS  •  William GIBSON

 

Remember! Please check our Facebook or Twitter feeds for any last minute changes.

Steve
Run Director

Hatfield Forest parkrun core team:

Run Directors; Chris, Steve, Jason, Mark, Susan, Georgia, David & Rachael
Volunteer Coordinators; Ellen, Luke, Oliver, Grace, Christopher, Michelle, Francesca & Darren