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