Kingston parkrun is cancelled on 6 June 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Kingston parkrun Sat 22nd Feb 2020 – event number 520

Hi all, well it was a pleasant day with no rain, and after waiting to hear all week if the towpath would be open or not for Sat morning, we finally had a good run for all. Thanks very much to the workers and Richmond Council for tarmacking the towpath and making sure it was ready for our use on Saturday 22nd Feb. 

We had tourists from Suffolk, Southwark, Somerset, and Northern Ireland today, welcome, hope you enjoyed our course, and also a few people totally new to parkrun altogether, welcome to our Kingston parkrun community, hope to see you back next week!

Thank you all very much for taking advantage of the new tarpaulin by the fence outside Hawkers to leave your bags etc (at your own risk of course), we appreciate it and so do Hawkers. The idea is so we don't put lots of bags and coats on the tables and chairs inside (and outside) the cafe, to be courteous to other Hawkers users. If you MUST leave your bag etc inside Hawkers please leave it in a safe place around the edge of the room, not under tables, and not in a place where people can trip over it, again safety comes first! Thanks.

Thanks to all our volunteers today, you really make a difference to so many people's lives, and anyone who hasn't volunteered before please don't hesitate, it's easy and FUN!

So next Sat is 29th Feb - a leap year day, I wonder???? See you then.

REMINDER: Please don't forget there will be NO Kingston parkrun on Sat 7th March due to the Thames Meander races taking place there. We shall all be back bright and shiny for Sat 14th March, though.

Here are the Stats for this week:

Kingston parkrun

Event number 520
22nd February 2020

This week 424 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 77 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 45 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Mike TIVNEN • Julie GARNER • Joanna WATSON • Helen NANCE • Terri HARRIS • Stephen HOLT • Tom REAY • Suzanne CARDILLO-ZALLO • Caroline DAWSON • Amy BURTON • John ROSCOE • Richard HOOK • Megan EATON • Oliver CHEUNG • Anna INGRAM • Telman MEHDIYEV • Lucy JONES • Rachel PARKE • Alex ROBERTS

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

The female record is held by Isabel CLARK who recorded a time of 17:46 on 24th March 2018 (event number 422).
The male record is held by Nick EARL who recorded a time of 14:52 on 29th September 2018 (event number 449).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane DAVIES who recorded 99.29% (21:03) on 16th May 2015 (event number 270).

Kingston parkrun started on 20th March 2010. Since then 10,581 participants have completed 79,654 parkruns covering a total distance of 398,270 km, including 10,892 new Personal Bests. A total of 625 individuals have volunteered 5,194 times.

 

 

Kingston parkrun is a YES for Sat 22nd Feb!

I'm a happy bunny! Just been for a walk down the towpath to the Lock and were told by the workers that they were planning to finish by today, and then Richmond Council has notified me of the same, so we're ON for tomorrow Sat 22nd Feb. yey! Helen has kindly offered to sawdust so she will check if we need to avoid Ham Lands or not, and we'll announce that at the runners briefing tomorrow, cheers Terri.

 

Watch this space for Kingston parkrun this week 22nd Feb

Hi all, I am waiting for confirmation from the council as to whether the tarmacking being done on the top towpath will be finished by our Sat parkrun or not (22nd Feb). If not we may have to cancel, so please before leaving home check here or on the Facebook page to see if we're a go or a no, thanks Terri.

 

Kingston parkrun no. 519 on 15th February 2020

Well, with storm Ciara over, runners everywhere could sigh a breath of relief. But hold on, storm Dennis is here. Will it, won’t it be on? With a number of parkruns cancelled this morning due to the weather conditions, Kingston parkrun was able to go ahead.

The promise of high winds and rain didn’t do much to keep people away from their 9am run, jog, or walk.

The course was in pretty good condition….and then people reached the grass loop by Ham. By grass, I actually mean a mud slide. People were saying they could feel it suck the energy out of their legs just trying to stay standing, but that didn’t interfere with anyone’s enjoyment of this fantastic and friendly parkrun.

No milestones today but well done to everyone who got a PB, first-timers and tourists – (one from as far as Green Point, Cape Town in South Africa) - and with some visiting us from those parkruns that couldn’t go ahead today.

As always, thanks to all the volunteers who make parkrun happen every week and were up early this morning to make sure the course was safe for everyone today. And thanks to Helen N who shadowed Terri today so she could learn to do the results, as she will soon become a new Kingston parkrun run director.

Thanks to Holly Heath for today's report, here are the stats:

Kingston parkrun
Event number 519
15th February 2020

This week 371 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Julie GARNER • Terri HARRIS • Edward SKINNER • Rich VASSALL • Julian Meredydd DAVIES • Vicky GARDNER • Janet ROBINSON • Beverly GOW • Gary WOODARD • Margareth AINLEY • Sarah ADAMS • Karl JAYASINGHA • Telman MEHDIYEV • Holly HEATH • Lucy JONES • Andy TINK • Chris BLIZZARD • Nicky HARRAP • Alex ROBERTS • Henry BURNS

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

The female record is held by Isabel CLARK who recorded a time of 17:46 on 24th March 2018 (event number 422).
The male record is held by Nick EARL who recorded a time of 14:52 on 29th September 2018 (event number 449).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane DAVIES who recorded 99.29% (21:03) on 16th May 2015 (event number 270).

Kingston parkrun started on 20th March 2010. Since then 10,504 participants have completed 79,230 parkruns covering a total distance of 396,150 km, including 10,831 new Personal Bests. A total of 624 individuals have volunteered 5,175 times.

 

DOG NEWS

It has been decided that dogs will no longer be allowed to participate in Kingston parkrun. This is due to safety reasons for parkrunners, dogs and other towpath users.
I apologise to anyone this upsets but promoting safety is paramount.
Jacqueline Chang, Event Director.

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