Hove Promenade parkrun #217 – 9th November 2019

The one with....what has parkrun ever done for us?

In the beginning...

Seeing the bright sunshine this morning as I wandered to the Prom, already with coffee in hand, was a much needed boost. After days of wet weather (nothing on the scale of last week's parkrun), and a promenade submerged under pebbles, the fact there was a parkrun on at all was incredible. Heading down the previous Sunday afternoon, I'd never seen the prom look as bad in the four and a bit years of Hove Prom parkrun.

Brush strokes

As you would have expected, I came across the Broommeister - David - who was busily sweeping away, along with a few friends, parkrunners and members of the public. As there was a spare broom, I joined in and it was lovely to hear words of thanks from members of the public too. At this stage though, David and I discussed the course and it would be a fib if the word "cancel" wasn't uttered several times...but we'd somehow underestimated the parkrun family. Over the course of the next few days, prommers, parkrunners from other events, running club members and even junior family members accepted the challenge and headed down to the Prom. Some gave ten minutes, some several hours - all gratefully received. Wednesday was a sight to behold as so many of you turned up, brushed, got wet, drank tea and essentially made parkrun GO!

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Don't blame it on the sunshine

So, Saturday dawned with a slightly different course but sunshine and a VERY full complement of volunteers thanks to the Rogue Runners, organised by core team member Emma. I was down early to sort out the arrangements for the funnel - to be met by a council vehicle parked where the funnel would be! A few words later meant there was nothing to worry about...until the rubbish truck pulled up! "Don't worry mate, we know you runners are here", said the very cheerful driver! Bins emptied and he was on his way!

Volunteers arrive, the funnel takes shape and here come the parkrunners. The combination of lack of wind and sunshine bumped up our attendance to 432. In fact, to add some context to the number of sweepers throughout the week, when added to the volunteer roster, there were nearly as many volunteers this week as runners last week! Damn that rugby! (And the monsoon!)

Megamouth rescues the megaphone

Time to welcome the visitors and first timers - where upon I discover that the megaphone has become a victim of the week before. Not a problem, even though it was a larger crowd! They don't call me the Gobby Northerner for nothing! Our visitors are welcomed and it's time to head to the start. A few key messages to get across...and the megaphone still isn't having it! So what to do? Stand on the side and shout! Thanks so much to you all for the silence during the brief - very much appreciated and it meant no one got lost on the route through the stones! 3-2-1...off you go. Runners head off, I try the megaphone...it works! (Albeit only for a few seconds).

It was a great sight to see you all heading off into the distance. A quick bit of "papping" of the team by Peter, and it was time to cheer you all on....and on...and on...wait, how many people are running today?  A quick divert to the Beach Hut saw more cones come out and an extension to our temporary funnel was in place. And still they came!

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And still they came! Huge credit to all of the marshals out there on the course - with even the slightest amend, there's a chance people could turn wrong onto the pebbles, but our new snake like west to east pathway worked well.

Funnel fun

Very quickly the funnel started to fill and our various funnel managers did a great job in keeping you moving through. Thanks to all of you for squeezing up and working through. Even when the cold got the better of our illustrious token team when tokens were dropped, there was zero delay in getting you through. Barcode scanning on the grass was something different as we were using the normal scanning area of the Prom for the new route. Thanks to Dave SKINNER and Helen BLOCK who opened the parkrun app and helped our scanning team.

It really was a great morning on the Prom - everyone appreciating the lovely weather, lots of tourists including Greenock, Manchester, Littlehampton, Leicester, Clacton-on-Sea and even Johannesburg! Travelling a slightly shorter distance, it was lovely to welcome Sarah from Peckham Rye who was guiding Eros round the pebbles today! I hope you all enjoyed yourselves!

Milestones

Joining the 50 club, it was great to give a shout out to Kate & Jane (and to get them to shout back!) Slipping under the radar was familiar face Steve SELBY who joins the ladies on 50 parkruns.

What a data do results!

Sometimes tech just goes crazy - today was one of those days. 438 runners, walkers and joggers safely home, enjoying a well earned cuppa - all seemed well. Plugging in the stopwatches, I felt the urge to check what was in the tea as apparently, no less than 274 of you beat the 5k world record.! Kudos to our first finisher though whom (according to the data) finished by the time I said go! Thanks for your patience with this. They did take some working out and with the help our of number checker and other bits and pieces, they should be right! So, it's time for the scores on the doors and the largest list of volunteers in Hove Prom parkrun's history (actually it is!)

Hove Promenade parkrun
Event number 217
9th November 2019

This week 432 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 69 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 50 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 78 volunteers:

Claire PACKHAM • Stephen KNOTT • Caroline WOOD • Mark STEPHENSON • Lesley LEWIS • Richard STADDEN • Gareth PERRY • Tara SHANAHAN • Cheryl COSTELLO • Sue CHAMBERS • Thomas CHAMBERS • Ian SUTHERLAND-CRANFIELD • Lucy PIZER • Marc BONALDI • Claire GILES • Emma BRISTOW • Kevin WALKER • Sarah LOCKLEY • Diane MELROSE • Catherine SWEBY • Adam WALTER • Georgia CARRICK • David TURNER • Sarah TIZZARD • Sue PINNICK • Jules EMMERSON • Clare RYAN • Helen BLOCK • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Thomas IRELAND • Suzy HAWKER • Kirsty PUGH • Simon PORGES • Ceri JONES • Julie RAINEY • Kathryn MARTIN • Darryl HUNT • Thomas IRELAND • Sonia TESTER-ALLEN • Emma TITCOMB • Ken FORD • Paul BREWER • Chris WATSON • Dave SKINNER • David SPENCER • Marten MATTHEWS • Bridget DIBBEN • Emma DALLOS • Charles SIMMONDS • David MARTIN • Caroline MATTHEWS • Antony BRADLEY • Mark DYSON • Anita HARRIS • Emma O' SULLIVAN • Joanna LYONS • Ian BRIERLEY • Carl BENNETT • Alice BURTON-BRADFORD • George TESTER-ALLEN • Peter BENNETT • Enrique MARTIN • Alex DALLOS • Stu ROBERTS • Ross MACKENZIE • Tom RUFFLES • Willow DEEGAN • Lily GORROD • Thomas D COLLINS • Findlay WALTER • Georgia WALTER • Holly WALTER • James MARTIN • Jimmy CAMERON • Ness KABAS • Archie FERGUSON • Cecilia SZOLNOKI • James RING

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

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 Maisie TRAFFORD who recorded a time of 17:13 on 7th September 2019 (event number 208).
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 11,965 participants have completed 58,239 parkruns covering a total distance of 291,195 km, including 9,382 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,040 individuals have volunteered 6,460 times.

So what has parkrun ever done for us?

Apart from the pebbles, the broken megaphone, the council truck in the way, the new course, the fact I dropped my cake, the dodgy data, the results all over the place and a few dropped tokens - it gave me a brilliant morning, surrounded by great people, lots of smiles and was simply a joy to be there on the Prom. I really hope it was the same for you too (without the cake dropping obviously!) It's amazing what happens when a group of people come together as one - set out to enjoy themselves in the environment they're in! We know people face more challenges during their week than a few stones or a broken megaphone, and maybe that's why parkrun is so special. It's OUR time!

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We even got a visit from the Littlehampton Prom parkrun core team! PLUS we beat the rain than came in that afternoon!

Enjoy your week and see you on the Prom soon!

Mark - Run Director

 

Event #216

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Were you on the prom 02/11/2019? If you were then you know what's coming - the most indescribable weather report for volunteers and runners alike. At 7.55am the wind was sharp but not problematic. The pebbles were clear and while not ideal the conditions were fine for volunteering and running. Decision made to put the event on. At 8.20am things took a turn and the hail came in but did ease. During the run the wind decided to go full strength along with driving hail and rain to add to the experience. So much gratitude is owed to those who put on the event and fantastic effort to those who took part.

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Let's start with David; our eagle eyed pebble gate monitor who works tirelessly to clear the prom of pebbles for us all to run on even ground.  In addition, there would have been no event without David's skilled funnel engineering and we are indebted to his volunteering - thank you David. Not forgetting the help in setting up and closing down from Kirsty and Louise too.

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Next, thank you to our intrepid Duke of Edinburgh award volunteers. Young people cheerfully and competently putting on the event, standing in dreadful conditions with smiles on their faces - thank you Lily, James, Archie and Jimmy.

Marshals on the course ensured that the runners had a friendly face to cheer them on - huge thanks to stalwart Jeff along with Thomas, Jenny, Andrew and Ellie - it was so important you were all out there today. Peter also captured the runners and volunteers really well again, thanks as always.

Lovely to have Jo helping with jog walk pacing, Michael walk pacing, Mark pacing 30, Jon guide running and Christine tail walking with Lorraine too - thank you all.

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In the funnel thank you to timekeeper Adrianna with frozen fingers along with Lily. Also Sarah, Kirsty and Bobby for managing the rearranged funnel while encouraging the runners with cheer all round too.  Thank you to Sophie for volunteering for token sorting.

The scanners did a marvellous job welcoming the runners to the inch of shelter by the cafe with huge smiles. Thank you Lesley and Isabel along with Jimmy.

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Nigel and Caroline made sure everyone was signed in swiftly in the hut, great work given the conditions. Thanks to Georgia for organising the roster too.

Well done to the runners braving the thrashing wind and driving hail. Ben, Christine, Daniel and Chris all recorded PBs, impressive stuff. Welcome to our visitors - we hope to see you again when we can perhaps enjoy a coffee and the beach. Not today alas. Congtratulations  to first time parkrunners David, Louise and Jordan and we look forward to welcoming you again.

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With thanks to Lesley Lewis, Peter Bennett, Kirsty Pugh and Sarah Lewis for the photos.

Hope everyone has dried out and warmed up ready for next week. We have a Rogue Runners takeover next Saturday but if you would like to volunteer for later events then please get in touch here. Please keep an eye on our social media posts for requests for all hands on deck to help clear the pebbles from the prom to enable our event to take place next week. Thank you to those who have already started the sweeping.

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See you on the prom.

#dfyb

Helen

Hove Prom parkrun

Hove Promenade parkrun
Event number 216
2nd November 2019

This week 92 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Lesley LEWIS • Ellie JUDD • Georgia CARRICK • Sophie Claire LAMONT • Helen BLOCK • Kirsty PUGH • Michael GREEN • Andrew CAIN • Jon ELSOM • Lorraine HALE • Jenny THORNE • David SPENCER • Adriana KEMPT • Nigel TURLEY • Mark DYSON • Sarah LEWIS • Bobby DILWORTH • Joanna LYONS • Caroline SHARP • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Peter BENNETT • Isabel NORRIS • Lily GORROD • Thomas MARSHALL • Jimmy CAMERON • Louise SMITH • Archie FERGUSON • Christine HALE • James RING

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

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 Maisie TRAFFORD who recorded a time of 17:13 on 7th September 2019 (event number 208).
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 11,896 participants have completed 57,807 parkruns covering a total distance of 289,035 km, including 9,306 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,021 individuals have volunteered 6,382 times.

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #215 – 26 October 2019

The one with the foam-flecked Prom

The wind may have been whipping up the waves and making those white horses dance in the high tide and onto the Prom itself but it wasn't a bad week weather wise for the 221 runners, joggers and walkers who turned out. In fact, just over 10% of them (23) scored a new PB - well done!

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Volunteers

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Thanks to all 31 volunteers this week, without whom it would not have been possible:

Maggie JAGO • Adam WALTER • Stephen SCOTT • Georgia CARRICK • Clare RYAN • Lynne SWAISLAND • Archie SWAISLAND • Caroline NORTH • Michelle PAULI • Harriet CUNNINGHAM • Julie RAINEY • Nadia CROWTHER-ALWYN • Jon ELSOM • Deborah ABSALOM • Mark SASO • Stephen PAYNE • David SPENCER • Penny TURLEY • Nigel TURLEY • David MARTIN • Mark DYSON • Joanna LYONS • Caroline SHARP • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Peter BENNETT • Lily GORROD • James MARTIN • Jimmy CAMERON • Louise SMITH • Archie FERGUSON • Christine HALE

Please do consider volunteering, especially if you're yet to don the high vis vest of glory. There are roles to suit all temperaments, from the excitement of timekeeping and the fun of marshalling to the joy of token sorting. There are even some roles you can do and still get your parkrun fix such as tail walker or barcode scanner (if you're a speedy type). Double credits!  It'll all be explained so no need to worry about getting it wrong or being left stranded. Take a look at the future roster page to see what's needed and drop us a line on hovepromenadehelpers@parkrun.com or via the Facebook page to sign up.  It's much appreciated by the core team and all the parkrunners.

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First-timers and tourists

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There were 29 first-timers to the Prom, of whom Christine HALE, Chris KEEFE, Jane BINNS, Declan DEXTER, Stig-Börje ASPLUND were doing their first ever parkrun -  hope you enjoyed it and come back!

Tourists included parkrunners from Sweden, Harrow Lodge, Hyde Park, Sheffield, Dorset and Scunthorpe - welcome!

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No milestones this week!

Thanks as ever to Pete Bennett for the fab photos. Check out the full set on the Hove Prom facebook page.

#dfyb - or your clocks today!
Michelle

 

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #214 – 19 October 2019

The sky stopped leaking for the first time in living memory - thank you to the volunteers for putting on a fabulous event as always.

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We always welcome new volunteers and all roles are straightforward so please get in touch if you'd like to get involved. hovepromenade@parkrun.com

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Some significant milestones on the prom yesterday including a few who slipped under the radar with no mention in the run brief. Congratulations to Peter Begley and Stefano Malossini on reaching the 50 run milestone. Well done also to Louisa Damant and Keith Turvey running their 100th parkrun along with once core team member Rami Malki also running his 100th - congratulations and enjoy your new t-shirts. Well done Jon Binney too on 100 volunteer roles completed, great effort Jon.

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Welcome to our prom visitors from Limerick, Bryn Bach, Maidstone, Daventry, Pekham and local Clair parkrun, we hope to see you again. Well done to to the first time parkrunners Stuart, Victoria, Lucie, Daniel, Pollyanna, Abraham, Matt, James and Rick - see you again on the prom for number two.

Some notable PBs from local runners Archie Guppy, Jim Roberts, Shawn Buck and Fiona Bugler among others, congratulations all. Fabulous to see a huge PB from regular volunteer and prom parkrunner Jo Lyons - well done Jo.  Lovely to welcome Alan and Jo from Bushy parkrun who both ran with first time volunteer VI guide runners. Jo recorded a parkrun PB so congratulations Jo.

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Same time, same place next week, all for free - see you on the prom. Event #214 data below.

#dfyb

Helen

Hove Promenade parkrun
Event number 214
19th October 2019

This week 268 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Peter WHITWORTH • Philippa BULL • Sara CELIK • Marc BONALDI • Fiona MCCORMACK • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • Diane MELROSE • Adam WALTER • Georgia CARRICK • Helen BLOCK • Suzy HAWKER • Kirsty PUGH • Harriet CUNNINGHAM • Pippa BELL • Kathryn MARTIN • Deborah ABSALOM • Jon BINNEY • Neal UDEEN • David MARTIN • Laura HODGKISS • Mark DYSON • Jackie WARE • Peter BENNETT • Paul GILLETT • Lily GORROD • James MARTIN • Jimmy CAMERON • Louise SMITH • Archie FERGUSON • Cecilia SZOLNOKI

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

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 Maisie TRAFFORD who recorded a time of 17:13 on 7th September 2019 (event number 208).
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 11,848 participants have completed 57,494 parkruns covering a total distance of 287,470 km, including 9,279 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,015 individuals have volunteered 6,322 times.

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #211 – 28 September 2019

What a windy morning we had on the prom yesterday.  Very grateful the rain held off long enough for us to get the results done and all packed up for another week!

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Well done to all our walkers, joggers and runners who braved the elements! Good resistance training that :-)

Well done to the following people who joined us for their very first parkrun: Mark DAVIS, Jamie BARRATT, Steve OLDFIELD, Sarah LEWRY, Chrystal GRIMLEY, Matt HANNAM, Tasmin SCHOFIELD, Laura MCKENZIE, Alison GOLDRING, Evie PARKHURST, Amanda QUIN and Maddy NEWMAN. You certainly picked a tough day to make your debuts! We look forward to welcoming you all back soon.

Congratulations to core team member, Antony BRADLEY, who reached the 50 runs milestone yesterday. Well done Antony! After the run, we also discovered that core team member, Thomas IRELAND, snuck under our radar and was actually running his 100thparkrun. You kept that quiet T, well done!!

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Big thanks to this weeks volunteers for making the magic happen:

Adam WALTER, Annie DRYNAN, Antony BRADLEY, Archie FERGUSON, Ben SAVILL, Cara PARKHURST, Carol GRAY, Caroline SHARP, Charlie HEMPSTEAD, Christine HALE, Daryl PERILLI, Emre SENBABAOGLU, Georgia CARRICK, James MARTIN, Jeff JOHNSTONE, Jim CALLENDER, Jules EMMERSON, Julie RAINEY, Kaitlin EMERY, Kathryn MARTIN, Lily GORROD, Lorraine HALE, Lucy ADITI, Marc BONALDI, Marius STANFORD, Mark DYSON, Milly WHEELER, Sarah LEWIS,Stuart ROBERTS, Suzy HAWKER, Thomas IRELAND and Thomas NINER

Do take a look at our roster for the weeks ahead and get in touch if you can help us out at hovepromenade@parkrun.com

You may have seen on the prom Facebook page that Hove Prom has joined the Co-op’s #healthyswaps initiative. If 50% of our runners sign up to the initiative, the Co-op will visit us one Saturday morning with healthy recipes and snacks for our runners. Take a look here to see what it’s all about: https://healthyswaps.parkrun.org.uk

We will be posting regular updates on our Instagram feed also of recipes we are trying, so get following us on Instagram.

For all of you who like a good stat, here’s this weeks:

This week 273 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

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

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 Maisie TRAFFORD who recorded a time of 17:13 on 7th September 2019 (event number 208).
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 11,708 participants have completed 56,500 parkruns covering a total distance of 282,500 km, including 9,126 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,000 individuals have volunteered 6,225 times.

That’s all for another week. Don't forget to check out Sarah's fab photo's on our Facebook page. There was a lot of parkrun fun and love, despite the windy conditions!

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We’ll see you all next Saturday on the prom for more of the same

#dfyb

Georgia

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #210 – 21 September 2019

Hove Prom was basking in the sunshine for another great parkrun this week. The great weather meant that 414 of you joined us to walk, jog and run the prom.

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Well done to the following people who were running their very first parkrun: Tom MUSTON, Rhys WENLOCK, Beau TEMPLEMAN, George FORFAR, Joel TOMLINSON, Rob GRAHAM, Lucy CLARK, Amy WILLIAMS, Abigail BROOKER, Charlotte Sally HAGGERTY, Victoria PENFOLD, Lucy TEASDALE, Isobel DENSLOW, Harriet TULLOCH, Jennifer TULLOCH, Rachel AYUBA, Julie HUNTER and Noele PICOT. Hope to see you all back next week.

Massive well done to the following people who reached the 50 runes milestone: Ed LAY, Nick AINLEY and prom regular Katy SPARKIE. According to the results, Katy has run every single one of those 50 with us at Home Prom.  Do let us know if you have a milestone run coming up as we do like to give you a shout out in the run briefing.

We had tourists from wide and far, including James MARTIN who has been doing a lot of parkrun tourism recently. This is what he had to say about his tourism:

‘Since Easter Saturday, I've been on a parkrun tour, that I fittingly named jamesparkruntour 2019, taking in 20 Stages in total, including Brighton, Hove, Clacton, Devon, Hertfordshire & London.Today was the penultimate stage, with the final stage in Kingston, London next weekend, although I'm looking forward returning to my home parkrun at Cassiobury Park Watford, I'm already excitingly planning the 2020 tour of 20 Stages fittingly’

Thanks for joining us James and we hope we make it on your 2020 tour as well.

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As always, a big thank you to this weeks volunteers as follows:

Adam WALTER, Antony BRADLEY, Ben SAVILL, Caroline MATTHEWS, Caroline SHARP, Claire ONSLOW, David SPENCER, Georgia CARRICK, Graham HALFACREE, James MARTIN, James RING, Jane TEW, Jayden HOBBS, Joanna LYONS, Kaitlin EMERY, Kate ROWINSKA, Kathryn MARTIN, Kirsty PUGH, Lawrence HOBBS, Lily GORROD, Marius STANFORD, Mark DYSON, Mark SALLIS, Nigel LAMBE, Paul CONSTABLE, Paul KNOTT, Philippa BULL, Ross MACKENZIE, Shawn BUCK, Stephen KNOTT, Stephen PAYNE, Steve SELBY, Thomas NINER, Toni HARMAN and Tristan Xavier SHARP

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We can’t do it without the support of our volunteers, so if you can help in the future weeks, please get in touch on our Facebook page or at Hovepromenade@parkrun.com Please can we ask that if you are volunteering, please could you check in with our Volunteer Coordinators at 8.30 even if you are a regular to prevent the core team having a mild panic that no-one is going to show up! Thanks Prommers.

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So for those of you who like a good stats, here are this weeks:

This week 414 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 78 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part

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

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 Maisie TRAFFORD who recorded a time of 17:13 on 7th September 2019 (event number 208).
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 11,668 participants have completed 56,227 parkruns covering a total distance of 281,135 km, including 9,111 new Personal Bests. A total of 999 individuals have volunteered 6,193 times.

Just to say, we did have a slight technical issue with our stopwatches this week also. So if you were in position 1-7 and you think we currently have your time recorded incorrectly, please do get in touch and I will look to rectify it for you.

Don’t forget to check out more great photos on our Facebook page taken by James this week.

See you all next week #dfyb

Georgia

 

 

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #209 – 14 September 2019

The one with sunshine, triathletes and an age category record

A super-sunny and calm September morning plus the weekend's triathlon fun brought out 408 people this week to run, jog and walk the course and a whopping 67 recorded new personal bests - well done!

Big thanks to all the volunteers without whom it would not have been possible:

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Michael GIBBONS • Marc BONALDI • Kate KERMACK • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • Adam WALTER • Tristan Xavier SHARP • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Michelle PAULI • Harriet CUNNINGHAM • Julie RAINEY • Jessica ENGLISH • Leyla CARRINGTON • Deborah ABSALOM • Jon BINNEY • Darren HALE • Stephen PAYNE • Lucy ROBERTS • David SPENCER • Judith MACKENZIE • Harry GILL • Luke CARTER • Antony BRADLEY • Mark DYSON • Brodie TAYLOR-MORAY • Jane TEW • Tony AUSTIN • Linsey BUCK • Caroline SHARP • Peter BENNETT • Lily GORROD • Archie FERGUSON • James RING

There was a last minute rush to get enough marshalls this week, which isn't much fun for anyone. Why not ease the core team's nerves by taking a look at the future roster and filling in a gap for an upcoming week? There are roles to suit everyone and it's easy and fun!

Milestones

Congratulations to Peter Cutter on reaching his 50 milestone!

Age category record!

The Prom has a new record in the women 18-19 category - well done  Almi Nerurkar on a brilliant result of 00:17:29 with an 85.61% age grading. Great running.

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First timers and visitors

Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, people standing, shoes and outdoorThere were lots. Of the 54 first timers on the Prom,

Dylan HOWORTH, Jonas SCHOLZ, Julie MARS, Daniel MARUSIC, Szymon KUJAWA, Anthony LEAKER, Chris JEWELL, Mirren DAYKIN, Fintan HAND, Conrad HAMER, Silke KAUSCH, Danielle TOMLINSON, Jennifer FOREMAN, Callum HICKMAN, John SMITH, Sophie Claire LAMONT, Lena HOPPE, Charlotte SMITH, Vanessa JOHNSON, Joshua CHAN

were all doing their first ever parkrun - welcome! We loved this message from one of them, Sophie Lamont:

"It as my first parkrun ever today and what a great run it was. Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers and the runners - such a friendly welcoming atmosphere, I will be back."

Hope to see you again soon, Sophie!

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A message from Breeze

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Breeze Network - Sussex & South Downs organise women-only bike rides and said: "Seven women signed up to the British Cycling Let's Ride/ Breeze ride from the Marina and back. Some spectated, some ran, one got a pb! One woman had a go at running for the first time! We are leading several women-only free supported rides to and from local parkruns. What better way to warm up and ditch the car? Come and join us https://www.letsride.co.uk/breeze"

Flying feet of the week

It's a pas de deux this week. And the lead flyer is none other than David Spencer, more usually seen setting up, closing down and managing the funnel.

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Bonus inadvertent hokey cokey of the week

You put your left leg in, your left leg out...

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Thanks to Peter Bennett for all the fab photos. Check out the full album on the Hove Prom facebook page.

Well done to everyone who also did the triathlon this week, see you next week!

#dfyb

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Hove Promenade parkrun #207 – 31 August 2019

The one with the... sunshine!

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Another hot, sunny one on the Prom, which brought out a whopping 441 runners, walkers and joggers, including 83 people enjoying our beautiful flat course for the very first time - welcome!

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Thanks, as ever to the 32 high vis heroes without whom it wouldn't be possible:

Tracey KING • Emma BRISTOW • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • Catherine SWEBY • Michelle PAULI • Harriet CUNNINGHAM • Kathryn MARTIN • Jon ELSOM • Rachel DYSON • Thomas NINER • Deborah ABSALOM • Stephen PAYNE • David SPENCER • David STAFFELL • Adriana KEMPT • Rebecca CLARE • Lucy ADITI • Antony BRADLEY • Mark DYSON • Alison MOORE • Joanna LYONS • Kaitlin EMERY • Graham HALFACREE • Tony AUSTIN • Rachel LYONS • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Cara PARKHURST • Belinda DOMZALSKI • Lily GORROD • Ed CHESSMAN • James MARTIN • Carol GRAY

And special thanks to our lovely parkrun cafe owner who gave out free water to help all the parkrunners cope with the heat.

Milestones

Hurray for Joanna Lyons, our regular tailwalker, who celebrated her 100 milestone this week, here with daughter Rachel. Joanna says:

"Thank you for all at Hove Promenade parkrun who have made me and Rachel so welcome since we first started. So happy to have reached my 100th today, and 25th volunteer as well - for anyone who hasn't yet volunteered, give it a try!!"

(Please do! Click here to find out what's needed, when and how to get in touch: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/hovepromenade/futureroster/)

Congratulations also to Nigel Lambe, also marking his 100 milestone, and Noel Mac for his 50th. Well done all three of you!

First timers and PBs

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Welcome to Stephen, Oliver S, Oliver M, Josh H, Chris, Josh D, Trevor, Catherine, James, David, Katharine, Clive, Michael, Bobby, Julia, Luke, Susan, Amy, Catherine S, Jade, Samantha, all doing their first ever parkrun. Hope to see you on the Prom again soon.

There were 22 other PBs - great running on such a hot day!

Triathlon

It's the Brighton Triathlon in a couple of weeks time and they need volunteers. If you think you might be able to help out on Saturday 14 or Sunday 15 September, get in touch with them directly. Good luck to all Hove Prommers who'll be competing.

Flying feet photo of the week

And it's a spectacular example of the genre this week, I'm sure you'll agree.

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Thanks to James Martin for all the images in this report and, for more of his fantastic photos (lots of dogs this week!), check out his album on the Hove Prom facebook page.

Thanks and until next week...#DFYB!

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Event #206 August Bank Holiday Sunshine Special

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We love a holiday weekend on the prom and when the sun shines so do all the runners and volunteers. As always, very grateful to all our high viz heroes including the trusty stalwarts, the first timers, the one in ten and those who arrive on the morning itself to lend a welcome hand. Thank you all.

Adriana KEMPT • Alison KUY • Antony BRADLEY • Belinda DOMZALSKI • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • David SPENCER • Helen BLOCK • Jag MATHARU • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Jill WOOTTON • Jon BINNEY • Jon ELSOM • Julia LOPEZ • Kirsty PUGH • Luca MATHARU • Lucy ADITI • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Mark DYSON • Mark SASO • Mary CRAY • Milene LOPEZ • Nadia CROWTHER-ALWYN • Olivia MATHARU • Peter BENNETT • Philippa BULL • Ria BINNEY • Sarita GHAI MATHARU • Stephen PAYNE • Thomas NINER • Victor LOPEZ

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Could you volunteer next Saturday? Let us know by emailing in.

Welcome to out visitors from far and wide; Mexico, Solihulll, Whitely Bay, Gloucester, Norwich, Tewksbury, Manchester, Stratford and many others sorry if you've been missed out - feel free to mention where you came from in the comments.

Well done to the 20 first time parkrunners we hope to see you soon - Richard, Gabrielle, Juliett, Claire, Alex, Chloe, Becky, Laszlo, Sonya, Penny, Leo, Neil, Martin, Philip, Emily, Abi, Spencer, Chris, Kevin and Gerardo.

Congratulations to those reaching milestones - Megan Shepherd and Simon Weller get a shiny red t shirt for 50 parkruns and a PB for Simon to boot. Well done Leon Dryer, a visitor who kept his 50 milestone quiet on the day, congratulations Leon. Huge congratulations to friend of the prom JT for reaching his 100 black t shirt milestone, well done Jonathan.

Some lovely PBs, 68 in total in hot but wind free conditions - great running all.

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Thank you to the visiting RunPals who have started a clothing swap initiative - look on social media posts of local parkrun events about where the swap box will be in the future and thanks to everyone who took part.

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Keeping it local, the charity Rise organise an 8k women's run nearby on the seafront in October, more details on their website but you can make a relay team or do the whole distance yourself - men welcome to join the volunteer team.

See you next Saturday, it's free, 9am, on the prom. Don't forget your barcode and please, please, please don't take our tokens home. Any tokens you might have accidentally taken belong to parkrun and are needed every week, please return them, no questions asked!

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This week's data below.

Helen

Hove Prom parkrun

Hove Promenade parkrun
Event number 206
24th August 2019

This week 484 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 106 were first timers and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Philippa BULL • Jill WOOTTON • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • Helen BLOCK • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Kirsty PUGH • Nadia CROWTHER-ALWYN • Alison KUY • Jon ELSOM • Thomas NINER • Jon BINNEY • Ria BINNEY • Mark SASO • Stephen PAYNE • David SPENCER • Jag MATHARU • Luca MATHARU • Sarita GHAI MATHARU • Olivia MATHARU • Adriana KEMPT • Mary CRAY • Lucy ADITI • Antony BRADLEY • Mark DYSON • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Julia LOPEZ • Victor LOPEZ • Milene LOPEZ • Peter BENNETT • Belinda DOMZALSKI

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 11,392 participants have completed 54,528 parkruns covering a total distance of 272,640 km, including 8,868 new Personal Bests. A total of 983 individuals have volunteered 6,059 times.

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #203 – 27 July 2019

The one with the pleasant July drizzle 

A little light drizzle and a gentle breeze  = parkrun joy! OK, yes, we all miss the glorious sunshine but refreshing mizzle makes for much happier parkrunners than the heatwave conditions of recent weeks. Clearly not everyone takes this view as it was a low'ish turnout but well done to all 280 of you who showed up to run, jog and walk Hove Prom, especially the 48 first timers (welcome!).

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Thank you soggy volunteers

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It couldn't have happened without 25 slightly damp volunteers. Thank you to:

Stephen CRAY • Sara CELIK • Jim CALLENDER • Catherine SWEBY • Michelle PAULI • Julie RAINEY • Kathryn MARTIN • Jon ELSOM • Rachael WALES • Deborah ABSALOM • Stephen PAYNE • Dave SKINNER • David SPENCER • Kath MARTIN • Mary CRAY • Antony BRADLEY • Mark DYSON • Joanna LYONS • Kaitlin EMERY • Molly SMITH • Caroline SHARP • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Enrique MARTIN • James MARTIN • Marius STANFORD

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The arrival of the summer holidays always makes it harder to rustle up the requisite number of volunteers each week. Why not give it a go? Take a look at the roster to see where the gaps are and let us know on hovepromenadehelpers@parkrun.com or via the facebook page. Volunteering is fun, friendly and easy with roles from marshalling to scanning, token sorting to time keeping up for grabs.

Milestones

Well done Kath!

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Congratulations to Prom regular and volunteer Kathryn Martin on reaching her 100th parkrun milestone. Also hitting the 100 this week were Nadia Crowther-Alwyn and Sonsoles Costa. Well done to all of you! And also to Daniel Falvey who reached his 50 milestone.

PBs

There was a grand total of 41 PBs this week, ranging from Maggie Jago, Sheila Martina and Maggie Weaving, who all achieved PBs in the 42 minutes region, to Karen Oakley, Andrea Wilson and Louise Smith who all pipped under the 30 minute mark, to sub-20-ers John Ferguson and Rhian Male at 19.15 and 19.17. Great running, PBers!

Visitors

Visitors came from Andover, London, Wales, Southampton, Manchester and beyond. Here's Molly Smith's take on Hove Prom as a tourist:

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"After spending the night in Brighton, I was really looking forward to parkrun-ing along the coast. The day started off as a little bit wet so rather than using the 1.5 mile distance as a warm-up to the start, we decided to jump on the bus (after some googling) to postpone getting wet. Some fellow parkrun tourist joined at a later stop. It was comforting to think we were going in the right direction and great to meet some fellow parkrunners. Making it to the start, there were many first timers and tourists from all over the U.K. The course is a lovely flat and fast 2-lap course. Marshals were very encouraging despite the poor weather. I crossed the line at 29:10 which has been my fastest 5k time since April. This was my 15th parkrun location and I would highly recommend this lovely course."

Thanks for coming to the Prom, Molly. Hope to see you again!

Flying feet photos

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Look! Even dogs were flying this week! .

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All the great photos in this report were taken by James Martin - thank you, James. See all of his photos on the Hove Prom facebook page.

Next week - CANCELLED!

That's right, due to the Pride parade gathering on the Prom, we're taking a break next week, as is Preston Park. Don't panic! Here's some excellent alternatives suggested by parkrun's Mark Brocklehurst:

"This is the chance to grab friends and go and experience a different event! It's not like there's not a lot to choose from! If you're missing the seaside run, Seaford Beach parkrun and Worthing parkrun are an option, but also, a little further away, Littlehampton Prom parkrun is well worth a visit! A little closer to home there's parkrun Brighton and HoveBevendean Down parkrun and East Brighton parkrun.

Also locally there is Peacehavenparkrun just down the A259 as well as Eastbourne parkrun and Hastings parkrun (another prom run). Heading north there's Clair parkrunTilgate parkrun and Horsham parkrun too! Also if you wish to head east, the newest member of the parkrun family in Sussex, Uckfield parkrun!"

See you soon!
Michelle

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