Hove Promenade parkrun #197 – 8th June 2019

The one with the wind, the different finish funnel, the visit from Run Talk Run, the hen do with 7 A's and 4 B's and why if you want a mention as a pacer, you'd better change your name to Mark (Marc).

What a difference a week makes! After last week's heat and near perfect running conditions, we had some serious headwind and some cheeky mid-run showers! That didn't stop 246 of you heading down for your parkrun fix, all courtesy of our 27 volunteers! It was a little touch and go regarding the volunteers this week but we got there! If you fancy helping out, drop us a line as folk are always welcome! A huge thanks to this week's volunteers:

Marc BONALDI • Emma BRISTOW • Frank SWAISLAND • Archie SWAISLAND • Rebecca MILLER • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Suzy HAWKER • Andrew CAIN • Jon ELSOM • Mark SALLIS • Stephen PAYNE • David SPENCER • Sally ROLLINSON-BLUNDELL • Adriana KEMPT • Paul CONSTABLE • Luke CARTER • Antony BRADLEY • Mark DYSON • Sarah LEWIS • Ian BRIERLEY • Lee SPEARPOINT • Kaitlin EMERY • Peter BENNETT • Ross MACKENZIE • Lily GORROD • Julia STEINBERGER • Marius STANFORD

The weather was the dominant feature today and David who set our funnel up, comprised the ultimate wind beater as thanks to his design, we had no issues with it.

It was great to welcome Jess and Luke from Run Talk Run. Jess is the founder of the organisation and Luke will be familiar to Hove Prom parkrunners as he is always down, more often than not, acting as a guide runner for Paul. A mental health support group, much like parkrun, it is available to all. Folk come together every Tuesday evening at 7pm for a free 5km run/jog and a chat. Check them out!

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We had tourists from all over the country - Leeds, London, Suffolk, Tilgate parkrun, Harlow parkrun and beyond! John & Joanna from Cross Flatts parkrun though take the prize for the loudest shirts!

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Somehow we managed to miss Jess and her fellow hens this morning ahead of the run brief. In what is becoming a regular tradition down on the Prom, Katie and a whole load of fellow runners and cheering squad came down to ensure her Saturday morning was as loud as (probably) the Saturday night will be. Whilst Katie may be a member of the 50 Club and with an impressive PB of 22:54, this doesn't compare with the fact she got 7 grade As and 4 grade Bs at GCSE....Have a wonderful time girls in Brighton....7 As eh??

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 On the subject of celebrations, meet the stags. There were a few of these shirts on the Prom today (obviously there were no stag inflatables available), and it was a spot of deja-vu in the finish funnel at times! Well done lads and likewise, enjoy Brighton this evening!

Time for a few windswept stats -

This week 246 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

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

The female record is held by Ella REVITT who recorded a time of 17:51 on 19th March 2016 (event number 35).
The male record is held by Robbie FITZGIBBON who recorded a time of 14:31 on 9th December 2017 (event number 120).
The female record is held by Fiona DE MAUNY who recorded a time of 17:51 on 1st January 2019 (event number 174).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue GARNER who recorded 92.65% (24:02) on 9th September 2017 (event number 108).

Hove Promenade parkrun started on 11th July 2015. Since then 10,764 participants have completed 51,155 parkruns covering a total distance of 255,775 km, including 8,484 new Personal Bests. A total of 951 individuals have volunteered 5,782 times.

We lost a couple of finish tokens today. Can we remind you all that they need to be returned after the run. If you have them in your pockets, please drop us a line and we'll happily re-home them so we can use them next week! Whilst parkrun is always a free event to participate in, it isn't free to put on so do help us by returning your tokens.

Finally, an apology to Stephen PAYNE who was our 25 minute pacer today. Yes, there was a shout out for his 150th run, even though that isn't an official parkrun milestone, but criminally, he was forgotten about when announcing the pacers! The only excuse offered is that he wasn't called Mark (or even Marc!) Apologies to you Stephen and thanks for helping out!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend Prommers and see you soon

Mark - today's Run Director

 

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #196 – 1st June 2019

The one with the huge turnout, the Watford fans, the standing ovation from the cafe, why we ask you to keep moving in the funnel & the one that was "Scorchio"

And then it was June! How did that happen? Well, if the parkrun weather fairies were worried we would doubt this, they sent some magnificent weather to make today's run the hottest of the year so far. With the warm weather come the numbers and we had 476 runners and walkers plus 31 volunteers, all coming together to make an impressive sight on the Prom!

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There were tourists from far and wide but most noticeable (and vocal it has to be said) were the Watford boys looking remarkable fresh on a stag do, all wearing their footy strips! Have fun tonight lads!

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As well as the tourists, great to welcome 22 of you who took part in your first ever parkrun today! Saturday mornings will never be the same folks and welcome to the parkrun family!

With big numbers comes a need to listen to your marshals and there were one or two curious looks when we were asking you to keep moving forward in the funnel this morning! The reason for this is simple, in that there are some peak times where there is an influx of runners finishing. We need you to keep moving through the funnel to ensure the people behind aren't backed up over the finish line. The way we process the results is a very simple method, allocating a time to a position that matches the token you're given which then is scanned along with yours. If people duck out of the funnel it moves positions and also if you swap places in the funnel, then the results may be inaccurate. Having said that, our Funnel Managers did a grand job and thanks to you guys for listening and acting on their requests!

A couple of milestones sneaked under the radar today but congratulations to Claire DE NERVAUX, Lee SPEARPOINT and Alex SAWBRIDGE who all joined the 50 Club!

Here are your scores on the doors -

This week 476 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 74 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Isobel MUIR • Annie DRYNAN • Steve FARMER • Ric STEWART • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • Georgia CARRICK • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Stuart ROBERTS • Julie RAINEY • Kathryn MARTIN • Paul HUTCHINSON • Mark SALLIS • Deborah ABSALOM • Darren HALE • Lorraine HALE • Stephen PAYNE • David SPENCER • Adriana KEMPT • Nigel TURLEY • Paul CONSTABLE • Mary CRAY • Lucy ADITI • Mark DYSON • Ina REESE • Linsey BUCK • Jacob BIZZELL HAWES • Stuart BRUMHILL • Lily GORROD • James MARTIN • Max HALL • Carol GRAY

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

The female record is held by Ella REVITT who recorded a time of 17:51 on 19th March 2016 (event number 35).
The male record is held by Robbie FITZGIBBON who recorded a time of 14:31 on 9th December 2017 (event number 120).
The female record is held by Fiona DE MAUNY who recorded a time of 17:51 on 1st January 2019 (event number 174).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue GARNER who recorded 92.65% (24:02) on 9th September 2017 (event number 108).

Hove Promenade parkrun started on 11th July 2015. Since then 10,721 participants have completed 50,909 parkruns covering a total distance of 254,545 km, including 8,475 new Personal Bests. A total of 949 individuals have volunteered 5,755 times.

Finally, a wonderful show of parkrun spirit today from everyone in the cafe and on the Prom. You may have noticed we've made some new friends - Brighton Table Tennis Club are fast becoming regulars on the Prom and also will be embracing some parkrun tourism soon. Have a read about the way this community are empowering and changing lives (remind you of a certain organisation?) Well, today one of their athletes, Chris O'FLINN stormed over the line, finishing his first Hove Prom parkrun with such joy and celebration, you can fail to have seen (or heard) the ovation everyone in the cafe gave him! Quite rightly, Chris took a bow and took it all in, and we think we'll have to call that a "Chris" as never in the 195 event previous to today, has that happened! An brilliant moment! Here's Chris in action!

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Keep up the good work Chris and everyone! It has been suggested to the BTTC crowd that in the coming weeks they do a take over of the volunteer roles and then, show us their skills on their tables on the lawns - what do you think?

Enjoy the rest of the weekend Prommers - the weather is set to stay for a few more days! We're off now, but we'll see you next Saturday!

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#DFYB

Georgia

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #195 – 25 May 2019

The one with big number milestones....

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This week 427 people joined us on the Prom and in good conditions sunny and a gentle breeze recorded 78 personal bests!

Volunteers

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Hugh thanks to all volunteers this week and a special mention for several first time volunteers...

Deborah ABSALOM, Peter BENNETT, Jacob BIZZELL HAWES, Antony BRADLEY, Stuart BRUMHILL, Philippa BULL, Carrie BURTON, Ed CHESSMAN, Paul CONSTABLE, Mary CRAY, Mark DYSON, Jon ELSOM, Lily GORROD, Graham HALFACREE, Toni HARMAN, Olivia KELLY, Caiden KEMPT, Adriana KEMPT, Hugh KENYON, Paul KNOTT, Nicole MICKEY, Stephen PAYNE, Julie RAINEY, Mark SALLIS, Caroline SHARP, David SPENCER

It would not have happened without you and hope you enjoyed the experience and will be back for more.

Milestones

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Congratulations to Sara Celik and Sarah McGillivary who both reached 200 milestones.

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David Howe reaches 100 and took a 100 balloon on his run ..great idea David.

Will Webber and Magdalene Haywood both visited the Prom to do their 50 milestones. Well done all!

First timers
This week we had 64 first timers to the Prom and of these 13 doing their first ever parkrun. Huge congratulations to Adam Brown, Lee Sullivan, Josephine Luff, Luke O Sullivan, Victoria Guselli, Tom May, Julie Panzieri, Victoria Stanley, Berengere Guery, Daniel O Sullivan, Abbie O Sullivan, Kevin O Dullivan Moira Mckendry.

Finally today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the results page. The full set of fabulous photos from Peter are on the Hove Promenade Facebook page.

See you on the Prom again soon!
Deborah (RD)

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #194 – 18 May 2019

The one with the Salty Seabirds...

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It may not have been the sunniest of seafront mornings but, with a very welcome lack of breeze, a solid 432 people ran, walked and jogged Hove Prom parkrun and there was a whopping 85 new PBs.

Volunteers

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Huge thanks to the 40 wonderful volunteers who made our parkrun possible:

Stephen KNOTT • Pip MARTIN • Cheryl COSTELLO • Issi DOYLE • Christine Evelyn CHESSMAN • Jim CALLENDER • Diana GARNIER • Stephen SCOTT • Clare RYAN • Lynne SWAISLAND • Archie SWAISLAND • Michelle PAULI • Julie RAINEY • Kathryn MARTIN • Lorraine HALE • Stephen PAYNE • David SPENCER • Luke CARTER • Mark ROACH • Anne WHITFIELD • Pippa ROACH • Antony BRADLEY • Mark DYSON • Jane TEW • Kaitlin EMERY • Carl BENNETT • Tony AUSTIN • Linsey BUCK • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Karen BENNETT • Beth NEAME • Lily GORROD • Katharine FERGUSON • James MARTIN • Emma LOPEZ • Catherine BROWN • Carol GRAY • Marius STANFORD • Clare EDES • Louise ROACH

A very special mention to Archie, who many of us know as a regular presence at the Peace Statue turn, and who completed his last volunteering stint for his Duke of Edinburgh award - well done Archie! We hope we'll still see you at Archie's Ace Place every now and then?

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Salty Seabirds

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As part of mental health awareness week, many of this week's volunteers were part of a takeover by Salty Seabirds, a super-friendly and welcoming group which promotes outdoor swimming as a way to improve mental and physical wellbeing. Here in Brighton & Hove the Seabirds meet for daily swims in the sea, including taking the plunge at 9.45am every Saturday after parkrun. Everybody and anybody can join in for a dip, swimmers and non-swimmers alike.

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Milestones

Congratulations to junior parkrunner Phoebe Ranger, who did her milestone 10th run today. Well done, Phoebe! Unusually, nobody celebrated a 50 or 100 milestone this week.

First timers and visitors

There were 69 first timers to the Prom, of whom 17 were doing their first ever parkrun! Big welcome to:

Alex HUNTER, David GRIFFITHS, Wei PANG, Joe WELLS, Maria SWITZER, Abbie WILTSHIRE, Holly BLEACH, Clive LAKIN, Marnie ROBINSON, Caroline LAKIN , Nicola ALLEN, Raksha CHENDIRA, Joanna BALL, Carole JELLEY, Michael JELLEY, Selin UCDOGAN, Claire PERRY-RIQUET

We also had visitors from Huddersfield, Scunthorpe, Norwich, London and more. Here are the first timers and tourists learning about the intricacies of our not-very-complicated course from run director Clare.

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 Lend a hand?

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The roster's looking a little bare for the next few weeks. Can you help out? Roles up for grabs include scanners, marshalls, timekeepers and tailwalkers. Volunteering is easy, fun and earns points towards your milestone 25 volunteer t shirt (the lovely lilac one!)

Finally, today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hove Promenade parkrun results page. The full set of fabulous photos from Carl and Diana (thanks both of you) are on the Hove Prom facebook page.

Have a great week!
Michelle

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #193 – 11 May 2019

It’s been a slightly hectic weekend trying to sort out results as one of our scanners had a slight technical difficulty yesterday. Apologies for any inconvenience and hopefully everyone has now got their correct results!

This week we had another big turn out with 372 people running jogging or walking our course. 51 of you were first timers to the prom and 73 recorded new Personal Bests.

Well done to the following people who were doing their very first parkruns: Max, Joanna and Andrew SIMPSON, George STONE, lizzie JEWEL, Thibaut POSSOMPES, Felicity BROWN, Sean HOLLAND, Struan MACKENZIE, Findlay WALTER, Kevin HOLLAND, Matthew WILLEY, Jo BURNINGHAM and Sam CLEARY.

Big congrats to the following people who reached the magical 50 milestone runs: Alex MELLOR, David HENDERSON, Davy GRIFFITHS and Sarah HEMPSTEAD. Well done to all of you!

Also massive congrats to Mark SASO who reached the 100 runs milestone. Fantastic effort Mark.

Don’t forget to let us know if you’re coming up for a milestone run so we can give you a shout out at the briefing!

We had visitors from afar including Vienna! We hope you enjoyed your run by the sea.

Can I just say how pleased I was to see how many of you had colour co-ordinated your running outfits with my hair this week!!

And on the topic of co-ordination, this is great tights co-ordination from the RunPals:

For lots more fantastic photos, please see James and Diana’s photo’s on our Facebook page. They’re great!!

Massive thanks to this weeks volunteers:

Philippa BULL, Sara CELIK, Ian SUTHERLAND-CRANFIELD, Diana GARNIER, Georgia CARRICK, Clare RYAN, Rebecca MILLER, Mark BROCKLEHURST, Kathryn MARTIN, Mark WAVELL, Andrew CAIN, Jon ELSOM, Rachel DYSON, Mark SALLIS, Rachael WALES, Jon BINNEY, Stephen PAYNE, Adriana KEMPT, Antony BRADLEY, Mark DYSON, Michael MARKHAM, Kaitlin EMERY, Tony AUSTIN, Jeff JOHNSTONE, Stuart BRUMHILL, Cheryl JONES, Jamie SPIERS, James MARTIN, Emma LOPEZ and Marius STANFORD
We say it every week, but we really couldn’t do it without the help of our volunteers. So please get in touch if you can help in the coming weeks.

Those of you who like a good stat can find this weeks full results and a complete event history on the Hove Promenade parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Ella REVITT who recorded a time of 17:51 on 19th March 2016 (event number 35).
The male record is held by Robbie FITZGIBBON who recorded a time of 14:31 on 9th December 2017 (event number 120).
The female record is held by Fiona DE MAUNY who recorded a time of 17:51 on 1st January 2019 (event number 174).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue GARNER who recorded 92.65% (24:02) on 9th September 2017 (event number 108).

Hove Promenade parkrun started on 11th July 2015. Since then 10,514 participants have completed 49,573 parkruns covering a total distance of 247,865 km, including 8,236 new Personal Bests. A total of 933 individuals have volunteered 5,658 times.

That's all for this week. See you back on the prom soon #dfyb

Georgia

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