#231 18/05/2019 Smile! It doesn’t hurt when you’re smiling!

It was great to see lots of smiling faces in another big turnout as 240 runners and 17 volunteers enjoyed ideal conditions at Hereford’s 231st parkrun.
29 first timers took part of whom 21 were doing their very first parkrun – welcome to the parkrun family – we hope you enjoyed your run and will keep coming back. We also welcomed visitors from Redditch, Monmouth, Birmingham and beyond. Great to see you all – we hope you enjoyed your morning at Hereford.
44 of you achieved a PB – well done, everybody! The following enter the Hereford Hall of Fame, having achieved a PB with at least 10 runs completed:
Alison RAWLINGS

Kylie CRAIG

Sue FISHBOURNE

Deanna MAMMATT

Tara GREAVES

Alison Patricia BROWN

Leo CUI

Caitlin SMITH

Eleanor MORRIS

Nick LEDLIE

Helen CULSHAW

Jake UNDERHILL

Sally LEE

Sarah BENNETT

Suzanne HUNTER

Marc KENDRICK

Darren FOREMAN

Darryl CARTER

Gordon BARNES

Andrew WRIGHT

Bhimkumar LAWATI

Charlotte HUGHES

Avril SEFTEL

Mark EDWARDS

Lydia OTTAVIO
We are very grateful to the following volunteers who made this event happen:
David BIRD, Isobel CRAWFORD, Jill CUNNINGHAM, Sarah DOWN, Jonathan EDWARDS, Lavinia EDWARDS, Jager LI, Brent LOWSON, Kate LYKE, Bridget MACKERETH, Nigel POWELL, Jane POWELL, Liz PRITCHARD, Mike SHAW, Zara SHUTT, Barbara SPANJERS, Darren WILLIAMS
Next week, 25th May, Hereford Couriers will once again be providing several pacers, targeting various times, so if you fancy a PB (and why wouldn’t you?!) look out for the special bibs and pick your pacer.
Should anyone feel the urge to help out by volunteering (it’s a great way of keeping involved with the parkrun community if you are injured or saving your legs for a race) please do let us know by posting on our FB page “Hereford parkrun”; emailing herefordhelpers@parkun.com or speaking to the Run Director or any volunteer at our event on a Saturday morning.

 

#230 11/05/2019 Ladies First! & Congrats Izzy and Dave!

It was a remarkable event today in many respects.
The highlights:
First finisher Liz Abbott was a pleasure to watch. She was a visitor from Preston and did herself very proud. Her time was 6 seconds off the ladies record for our course and she made it look easy.
Congratulations to our Hereford runner Izzy Seal who ran her 100th parkrun today. Well done!
Dave Pascoe celebrates 5 years of parkrun today. Keep on parkrunning!
Today was my 200th volunteering stint at Hereford parkrun. I've met so many new friends! You always make my day with your enthusiasm and determination whether you are first to finish or attempting your very first 5km! Thank you for transforming my Saturdays!

There were 220 people who ran, jogged or walked our course this morning. There were 35 first timers and 27 new personal bests.  We welcomed visitors from Cardiff, Chipping Norton, London and Nottingham.

A very big thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time and made the event possible. They are: Avril SEFTEL • Barbara SPANJERS • Carla-Louise JONES • Charlotte GODSALL • David BIRD • Gillian SHEARWOOD • Gwyn ISTANCE • Hugh SWEET-ESCOTT • Isobel CRAWFORD • Jager LI • Jane MATTHEWS • Jonathan EDWARDS • Kate LYKE • Lavinia EDWARDS • Mark EDWARDS • Natasha PRIVETT • Nigel POWELL • Sarah ELWINE • Zara SHUTT • Zoe PRIVETT

We need at least 12 volunteers each week to make our event happen.  If you can lend a hand, please let us know a Saturday that would suit you.  You can see the state of our future rosters here www.parkrun.org.uk/hereford/futureroster/  To get in touch, email herefordhelpers@parkrun.com or post a message on our Hereford parkrun Facebook page or speak to one of the volunteers any Saturday morning at our event and we'll sort something out.

Best wishes to all runners in the RUN Hereford events tomorrow!

Hereford Hall of Fame (at least 10 runs and a pb today)

Christopher Shearwood

Stephen Brown

Nick Abbott

Steven Lee

Geena Ware

Jackie James

Leo Cui

Alison Rawlings

Beccy Lively

Richard Wall

Penny Taylor

 

Great Eggspectations at Hereford parkrun

Egg-cellent number of parkrunners smashed our course attendance record today, thank you to the 330 runners who started their day eggs-ercising.

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Well done to everyone reaching their milestone runs today:

Wayne JONES (100)

Sharon EDELSTYN (100)

Kev BARNES (100)

Eddie SHORT (100)

Alastair MACKENZIE (100)

Steve HARTLEY (50)

Toby STOWELL (10)

53 make it to the Hereford Hall of Fame for PBs with at least 10 runs:

Richard HUGHES

William REDWAY-THOMAS

Thomas LEWIS

Jonathan EDWARDS

Bhimkumar LAWATI

Kieron BROWN

Paul BRIDGEWATER

Michael WALLACE

David MARTIN

Simon MORETON

Simon COOK

Mark REEVE

Sanjeev KATTI

Alice ECKLEY

Paul PROSSER

Nick WEBSTER

Rosie BOYLE

Steven LEE

Laura WATKINS

Lewis ROBERTS

Bryony DEAN

Roxane FEATHERSTONE

Darcey BROWN

Alastair MACKENZIE

Jacob DENSLOW

Mark DENSLOW

Nathalie LOVEKIN

Tara GREAVES

Gordon BARNES

Hannah ARBUTHNOTT

Jo MORELAND

Scott SMITH

Linda PENNY

Mark STEPHENSON

Clare SUDLOW

Andrew HUMPHREYS

Joanne WEBB

Diana SCOTCHER

Simon HICKMOTT

Ruth HULSE

Megan PHILLIPS

Beth LILLINGTON

Laura JENKINS

Emma DOWNES

Jonathan MCCAULEY

Sandra DALLIMORE

Sue FISHBOURNE

James HULSE

John HULSE

Claire NOAKES

Milo STEPHENS

Bobbie WHITFIELD

Lucas PRIVETT

Don't forget next Saturday (27th) Pacers will be provided by the Hereford Couriers 

Congratulations also to Clare Mullin.  Clare has completed her 50th Different Event today (known by UK tourists as a ‘half-Cowell’ or ‘Cow’ after Chris and Linda Cowell who were the first male and female parkrunners to do 100 different events). Clare has done over 100 parkruns in total, many at her home parkrun, Cannon Hill in Birmingham and she also recently completed the UK parkrun alphabet - she's off to Poland in a few weeks to get a Z for the full set - at least until someone starts a parkrun beginning with an X somewhere in the world. Clare had her 50 events printed on her milestone 50 t-shirt so she was very relieved that Hereford was on today, since Hereford had already been printed on the t-shirt!! Well done Clare :)

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers, thank you for your support:

Adam MICHNIOK • Barbara SPANJERS • Bernice JAGGARD • Phil BUTLER • Anthony CHAMPKEN • Zoe PRIVETT • Natasha PRIVETT • Brent LOWSON • Darren WILLIAMS • Hugh SWEET-ESCOTT • Simon SOMERS • Mark EDWARDS • Mike SHAW • Lavinia EDWARDS • Carys DAVIES

 

#225 6/4/2019 Who’s Ready for Spring?

It was a fairly bright morning with a bit of a chilly breeze and we were delighted to welcome 212 runners and walkers to this weeks Hereford parkrun. Following the heavy rain in the week there were a few water obstacles to tackle on the course.

Despite the head wind 19 of you still managed a PB, with Gill Rivers, Marc Kendrick and Leo Cui making it into the Hereford Hall of Fame (a PB with 10 or more runs completed). Well done to all of you - hope you had a little post run treat to celebrate.

We had 21 first timers today which included visitors from Bristol, Leeds and Swindon to name a few. 10 of you were having your first experience of parkrun and we hope it was a good one. We look forward to hopefully seeing you all again soon.

A mention must go to Neil Tiley whose home parkrun is Swindon. Neil completed his 391st parkrun this week in Hereford. It was his first visit to our course and we were the 86th venue that he's run at. He's also has numerous volunteer credits to his name. He mentioned after the run how much he'd enjoyed our course and we very much hope he chooses to visit us again at some point so we can hear on his progress as he edges closer to the '500' milestone t-shirt.

Finally, the biggest shout out goes to our volunteers this week who experienced some chilly fingers and feet whilst doing the various roles. Each week we need a dozen or so volunteers to safely hold the event, so please do get in contact if you can help out. Future rosters can be found on the website and you can put your name down by either e-mailing, commenting on the facebook page or speaking to one of our volunteers on Saturday morning.

Enjoy your week and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

#224 30/3/2019 Great turnout honours Vic Tarrant and achieves a record number of PBs

The third highest attendance ever at Hereford parkrun paid their respects to local running legend, Vic Tarrant, with a minute’s silence on a fine sunny morning at Hereford racecourse.
Brother of the famous “Ghost Runner”, John Tarrant, Vic, who sadly passed away on Monday, was an exceptional running coach who inspired generations of local runners over a period of nearly 40 years. Many of those who were coached by Vic came to pay their respects by taking part in the run and sharing their memories, including our very own inspiration, Nikki Tyler, who gave a beautiful heartfelt eulogy.
53 first timers took part of whom 22 were doing their very first parkrun – welcome to the parkrun family – we hope you enjoyed your run and will keep coming back. We also welcomed visitors from Cardiff, Caerleon, Penyffordd, Redditch, Tonbridge and Ludlow; and it was lovely to meet Geoff and Sue from Marple who chose Hereford as their 20th different parkrun venue and thereby earned their tourists cow cowls! Great to see you all – we hope you enjoyed your morning at Hereford.
Congratulations to the 50-up quartet of Faith Robbins (who celebrated with a PB!), Jonathan Edwards, Paul Franklin and Colin Hughes – don’t forget to check your profile for details of how to claim your free red t-shirt!
An incredible record number of 64 of you made the most of the ideal conditions and achieved a PB – well done, everybody. No doubt, some of you will have been assisted by the fantastic pacers from Hereford Couriers, so a let’s give a big thank you to all of them. The following 33 enter the Hereford Hall of Fame, having achieved a PB with at least 10 runs completed:
Darryl Carter (who celebrated by finishing first)
Henry White
Richard Hughes
Zachary Edelstyn
Laura Tootell
Joanna Eddy
Karl Thompson
Eva Tyler
Jeremy Trumper
Faith Robbins
Simon Mehigan
Simon Bevan
Mark Dempsey
Freddie Bowley
Mark Johnson
Simon Somers
Sarah Tooze
Sarah Bennett
Carla-Louise Jones
Paul Prosser
Suzanne Hunter
Bridget Mackereth
Lisa Hassett
Gordon Barnes
Charlotte Hughes
Sarah Elwine
Peter Gittins
Emily Godding
Sarah Bowring
Wayne Smith
Liz Pritchard
Sammy Hulley
Felix Powles
Congratulations to all of you – it’s especially good to see some many of our juniors doing so well.
We are very grateful to the following volunteers who made the event possible:
Adam MICHNIOK • Alastair MACKENZIE • Alice GODDING • Barbara SPANJERS • Brent LOWSON • Carys DAVIES • Charlotte GODSALL • Christopher CLEARY • David BIRD • Garry GODSALL • Isobel CRAWFORD • Jane MATTHEWS • Jim SMITH • Jonathan EDWARDS • Kate LYKE • Liz PRITCHARD • Mark EDWARDS • Neil BROOKS-JOHNSON • Nigel CLARKE • Rachel LATTEY • Ryan KNIGHT • Suzy SIDDALL
Should anyone feel the urge to help out by volunteering (it’s a great way of keeping involved with the parkrun community if you are injured or saving your legs for a race) please do let us know by posting on our FB page “Hereford parkrun”; emailing herefordhelpers@parkun.com or speaking to the Run Director or any volunteer at our event on a Saturday morning.

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