Welcome to Jersey parkrun

Welcome!

We've put together this list of tips to help all of our parkrunners have the best experience possible.

1. Remember your printed barcode

Without a printed barcode, we will not be able to give you a time, no exceptions. Barcodes on mobile phones are not accepted.


 
 

2. It's a run, not a race

parkrun is open to everyone, no matter how fast you are. All runners are expected to be courteous to one another.


 
 

3. Only cross the finish line once

When you cross the finish line, your time is captured by our volunteer timekeepers. Should you cross the line again (running in with a slower runner perhaps) this will upset the results.


 
 

4. Always take a finish token

When you've crossed the finish line, you must take a finish token. If you do not take a token, all runners after you will receive an inaccurate time for their run.

Once you have your finish token, take both it and your printed barcode to one of our volunteer barcode scanners.


 
 

5. Always give your finish token back

Even if you've forgotten your printer barcode, please return our finish token. They are waterproof, reliably scannable and guaranteed for five years.

When we lose one we have to replace it with a blank token and sticker which inevitably don't scan as well and wear out due to weather. Replacement original tokens cost 70p each.


 
 

6. Volunteer

parkrun is volunteer led. Without volunteers there is no parkrun and at Jersey we require 8-9 volunteers a week to stage the event.

Volunteering is extremely rewarding and very easy, full training is given for all roles and there are even roles you can complete and still run. You don't need to be scared of making a mistake as for all crucial roles we have two volunteers doing the same thing.

Finally, it's a great way of getting to know fellow parkrunners - contact us on jerseyhelpers@parkrun.com to get involved


 
 

7. Respect other park users

We do not have exclusive use of the park or it's paths. Please be polite to other park users.


 
 

8. Stay within arms reach of under 11s

Children under 11 must be within arms reach of a parent/guardian/designated adult at all times. This is a requirement of our insurance policy and is non-negotiable. We may remove the results of under 11s we find running without an adult.


 
 

9. Keep your dog on a short lead

You are welcome to run parkrun with a single dog. We ask that they are under firm control and on a short lead at all times. Please take extra care to avoid tripping other runners.


 
 

10. Go to the cafe afterwards

The Cafe des Sports café is within a few hundred meters of the start/finish line. We'd love to see you there after the event!


 
 

11. Check the results, find us on Facebook & Twitter

Typically your result will be with you by 11 AM, by email (and SMS if you set it up). We are on Facebook here


 
 

12. Milestones and more

parkrun and Tribesports provide free milestone t-shirts to parkrun in recognition of their achievements. As a junior, you can claim a t-shirt after 10 runs, and then claim another t-shirt for reaching 50, 100, 250 and 500 runs. There is also a t-shirt available when you have volunteered 25 times.

Sweatshop provide a monthly prize for each UK parkrun so each month we award the prize to a runner or volunteer based on dedication to parkrun, personal achievement or perseverance. The prize entitles the winner to a free pair of trainers from Sweatshop.

parkrunners can also purchase a discounted FitBit device.


 
 

13. Donations

If you love parkrun, you can donate to us to help us cover the costs of keeping the event running smoothly. 85% of your donation will come directly to Jersey, with 15% going to the new event fund - check out this link here for more details here

 

Jersey parkrun runner of the month October 2015

 

The October 2015 winner of the coveted Jersey parkrun Monthly Sweatshop prize is John Drelaud. This prize is awarded to athletes who have shown consistency and improvement at the event.
John has been running since the first parkrun here in Jersey on September 26th 2015.

Over that time he has knocked an amazing 5 mins and 38 off his first parkrun time, and his persistence and drive has impressed us all here at Jersey parkrun.

When notified of the award John emailed us to thank us and to say that parkrun was now a permanent fixture of his Saturday mornings. We look forward to welcoming him over the coming months and seeing his running times tumble.

John is a true inspiration and a testament to hard work and getting out there and making things happen.

Congratulation John, and we hope you enjoy the new pair of trainers you won courtesy of Sweatshop our sponsor.

 

parkrun Number 5

Jersey parkrun
Event number 5
24th October 2015

Event number 5 was off to a great start, 165 runners a new attendance record and the rain held off for us yet again. Great to see so many first timers again and so many people enjoying the course.

Male placings:
Dave HOLMES (VM35-39) of Guernsey Island AAC, was first over the line in 18:45 - first time in 2 appearances.
Doug GORMAN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:10.
Alex SLEVIN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:26.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gary BOON (Jersey Spartan AC) 399 pts.
John NICHOLSON (Unattached) 391 pts.
Simon BELL (Unattached) 390 pts.

Female placings:
Sue LE RUEZ (VW60-64) of Jersey Spartan AC, was first (19th overall) over the line in 22:25 - first time in 3 appearances.
Karen BULL (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (28th overall) over the line in 22:59.
Lisa FOX (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 23:15.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Catriona GIBBONS (Unattached) 401 pts.
Terri O'DONOGHUE (Vegan Runners) 395 pts.
Jemma JELLEY (Jersey Spartan AC) 391 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Sue LE RUEZ (VW60-64) was graded 85.35% for the time 22:25 (19th overall).
Ellen BARR (VW65-69) was graded 76.69% for the time 27:40 (77th overall).
Susan COOMBES (VW55-59) was graded 75.97% for the time 24:29 (49th overall).

This week there were 165 runners, of whom 62 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

Jersey parkrun started on 26th September 2015, and since then 371 different runners, including participants from 35 athletics clubs, have completed 680 runs covering a total distance of 3,400 km, and there have been 178 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Jessica TROY who ran in a time of 00:21:08 on 2015-10-17 (event number 4).
The male record is held by Daniel ROMERIL who ran in a time of 00:17:19 on 2015-09-26 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue LE RUEZ who recorded a 85.35% run (22:25) on 24th October 2015 (event number 5).

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

 

Jersey parkrun – Event number 1 26th September 2015

A beautiful sunny morning announced the start of Jersey parkrun today, 145 runners took part and a full roster of volunteers.

Lots of photos take here https://www.flickr.com/groups/jersey-parkrun/

And a general warm fuzzy feeling after the event from all involved.

Full stats below, thanks to all who took part and all volunteers. To get involved in volunteering please email us through the site.

Male placings:

Daniel ROMERIL (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:19 - first appearance.
Sam MAHER (JM15-17) of Jersey Spartan AC, was second over the line in 17:21.
William BROWN (JM15-17) of Jersey Spartan AC, was third over the line in 17:43.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Gary BOON (Jersey Spartan AC) 100 pts.
Paul BURROWS (Unattached) 100 pts.
Matt CUTHBERT (Unattached) 100 pts.

Female placings:
Lisa TROY (VW40-44) of Jersey Spartan AC, was first (26th overall) over the line in 22:26 - first appearance.
Terri O'DONOGHUE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (31st overall) over the line in 23:03.
Sue LE RUEZ (VW60-64) of Jersey Spartan AC, was third (32nd overall) over the line in 23:05.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Emma PALLOT (Unattached) 100 pts.
Nikki HOLMES (Unattached) 100 pts.
Jemma JELLEY (Jersey Spartan AC) 100 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Sue LE RUEZ (VW60-64) was graded 82.89% for the time 23:05 (32nd overall).
Sam MAHER (JM15-17) was graded 78.96% for the time 17:21 (second overall).
William BROWN (JM15-17) was graded 78.55% for the time 17:43 (third overall).

This week there were 145 runners, of whom 135 were first timers and 0 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Jersey parkrun started on 26th September 2015, and since then 136 different runners, including participants from 12 athletics clubs, have completed 145 runs covering a total distance of 725 km, and there have been 0 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lisa TROY who ran in a time of 00:22:26 on 2015-09-26 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Daniel ROMERIL who ran in a time of 00:17:19 on 2015-09-26 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue LE RUEZ who recorded a 82.89% run (23:05) on 26th September 2015 (event number 1).

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

 

Announcing the start of Jersey parkrun

Jersey parkrun starts 26 September 2015

We are delighted to announce the launch of Jersey parkrun on 26th September 2015, 9:00 am at Les Quennevais sports centre, St Brelade, Jersey. We hope you'll be able to join us for the launch and a coffee afterwards.

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