Welcome to the 70s

Lancing Beach Green parkrun took place for the 70th time this week with an amazing 154 of you taking part!! Despite the chilly conditions 30 of you achieved personal bests! Well done all.

It is fantastic to be part of parkrun's global phenomenon - in the UK there were 175,647 other people doing exactly the same as you at 9am on Saturday morning!

Celebrating his 50th parkrun milestone this week was regular Lee McEwan. Lee is one of our most loyal attendees - having taken part in our event a record 48 times! Here is Lee with his family. Well done!

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It won't be too long before Lee's partner Hannah is celebrating her 50th, Hannah is on 38 parkruns with 36 run at Lancing. Also in the photo is Sam who has done 30 parkruns and all of them have been with us - what they call a real parkrun Passionista :)

We also love to see new people at parkrun and this week we had a fantastic 48 of you!

These included Karen Fowler who was celebrating her birthday! Many Happy Returns!

Welcome also to Sarah, Elliott and Aidin Bridger, Martin Ford-Dunn, Steve Downey, Colin Mumford, Amber Bathurst and Jasmine Harwood. We hope to see you again soon!

Thank you to all our volunters this week, it was great to see lots of people come forward and offer. You make the Saturday morning magic happen!

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A special shout out to Mich this week, who can often be found co-ordinating all our helpers on a Saturday morning, making sure we have everyone in the right place. Mich gives up her time every Saturday morning and we're very grateful! Thanks Mich :)

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We hope to see you again next time. Let's hope the sun keeps on shining but it's not quite as cold!

Cheers

Julian

Lancing Beach Green parkrun
Event number 70
18th January 2020

This week 154 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Julian COSSON • Jo ELLIOTT • Nick WILSON • Amy STRIBBLING • Carly OXFORD • Nigel TURLEY • Finn JOHNSON • Rebecca PEARSON • Mike MCHUGH • Andrea WILSON • Dave FARR • Mary LYONS • Michelle FREEMAN • Fiona CHRISTOPHER • Sara GIBB • Peter G B JOHNSTON • Dougie MCHUGH • Victoria BISHOP • Edith ELLIOTT

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

The male record is held by George DOLLNER who recorded a time of 15:51 on 28th December 2019 (event number 67).
The female record is held by Nicole ALLAN who recorded a time of 19:09 on 28th December 2019 (event number 67).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline WOOD who recorded 87.80% (20:21) on 13th April 2019 (event number 33).

Lancing Beach Green parkrun started on 25th August 2018. Since then 2,911 participants have completed 8,023 parkruns covering a total distance of 40,115 km, including 1,483 new Personal Bests. A total of 324 individuals have volunteered 1,255 times.

 

 

Event Number 69

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This week 136 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Hannah DOYLE • Julian COSSON • Mary Teresa O'ROURKE • Sam DOYLE • Carly OXFORD • James VORTKAMP-TONG • Ruth PARKINSON • Nigel TURLEY • Simone CUTHBERT • Finn JOHNSON • Rebecca PEARSON • Lucie HANKS • Mike MCHUGH • Natasha PAGDEN • Adam COLLARD • Mary LYONS • Michelle FREEMAN • Fiona CHRISTOPHER • Sara GIBB

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

The male record is held by George DOLLNER who recorded a time of 15:51 on 28th December 2019 (event number 67).
The female record is held by Nicole ALLAN who recorded a time of 19:09 on 28th December 2019 (event number 67).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline WOOD who recorded 87.80% (20:21) on 13th April 2019 (event number 33).

Lancing Beach Green parkrun started on 25th August 2018. Since then 2,863 participants have completed 7,869 parkruns covering a total distance of 39,345 km, including 1,453 new Personal Bests. A total of 320 individuals have volunteered 1,236 times.

 

The one with the lost buff

It was our first parkrun of the year, and amongst the 178 of you that ran, jogged and walked the course we welcomed a whopping 65 first timers this week - hope to see you again.

Run briefing - 68

Conditions were surprisingly good for January, we even had a bit of sunshine to brighten the morning.

Volunteers - 68

One of our runners lost a buff en-route, but thanks to Clair, Vicki and our marshal Ness it was re-united with its owner at tear-down.

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This week 178 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 65 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

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Saturday's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lancing Beach Green parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Nicole ALLAN who recorded a time of 19:09 on 28th December 2019 (event number 67).
The male record is held by George DOLLNER who recorded a time of 15:51 on 28th December 2019 (event number 67).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline WOOD who recorded 87.80% (20:21) on 13th April 2019 (event number 33).

Lancing Beach Green parkrun started on 25th August 2018. Since then 2,830 participants have completed 7,733 parkruns covering a total distance of 38,665 km, including 1,441 new Personal Bests. A total of 317 individuals have volunteered 1,217 times.

 

The last Lancing parkrun of the decade

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It was a day for first timers and tourists today, with a whopping 28 people taking on our course for the first time.

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Some of those were visiting from elsewhere, including Manchester, Hastings, Dorchester, Norfolk and Bushy, to name a few! Thanks for coming today; it was lovely to meet you all :)

Man from Bushy Lady from Manchester

Trying parkrun for the first time were Hayley, Dylan and Cole:

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Then we had Danielle, parkrunning for the first time (with a very proud best friend!)

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Sue and Mandy ran with Junior for his first time today:

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Andy on the left here came along to try out the new running shoes he got for Christmas!

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We hope all you newbies enjoyed the event today. Please come back and see us again soon :)

One of our first timers, Nicole Allan, only went and smashed our female course record this morning! Here she is with George Dollner, who also set a new course record for the males (beating his previous record by four seconds). Must've been something in the air down at Beach Green this morning... we're seriously impressed! Well done to both of them.

Course record breakers

Also, well done to Trev Herrington for his 50th parkrun! What a fantastic ending to 2019.

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During the run briefing this morning we shared some stats from the past year...

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Lancing has seen a total of 854 volunteer stints during 2019.

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Our average participant number was 112, with the lowest being last week in the horrid weather (42) and the highest being the week that both Worthing and Hove Prom were cancelled (250!)

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Our total number of finishers in 2019 was a massive 5373!!! Thank you to every one of you who has supported us, either by volunteering or running/jogging/walking. We wouldn't be here without you turning up every week. Here's to an amazing 2020 with all of you and more! (Bring yo' friends pls)

Thank you again to our volunteers today (all 19 of you).

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A special shout-out to Carly, our co-Event Director, who is going on maternity leave in 2020. We are so thankful to Carly for all the work she does behind the scenes during the week and down at the Green nearly every Saturday with our other co-ED, Rebecca; we're sure going to miss her! But we can't wait to meet her little one later in the year (did someone say "running pram?!" :p) Good luck to Carly and her family.

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Su Bowler, one of our lovely volunteers at the kiosk today, captured some fab action shots of the runners. Here are a few... (we'll get them up on Flickr asap!)

Waving man  Thumbs up regular lady  Liam Gary  Running together Parkrunners being cheered  Doggy, lady and flying feet man Danielle  Man and buggy  Blue top flying feet man  Beanie hat man and lady

All that's left to do is wish you the happiest of new years and hope that we will be seeing you at our next event, Saturday 4th January.

Livvy, Run Director

 

This week 87 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Su BOWLER • Julian COSSON • Nick WILSON • Steve CREED • Lavinia MCHUGH • Carly OXFORD • Ruth PARKINSON • Fiona HILDITCH • Lisa OLIVER • Phil FANTHOME • Lucie HANKS • Dave FARR • Iris PARKINSON • Zoe PARKINSON • Ben PARKINSON • Victoria WILSON • Gail PECK • Klaidon OSBORNE • Alan COOPER

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

The male record is held by George DOLLNER who recorded a time of 15:51 on 28th December 2019 (event number 67).
The female record is held by Nicole ALLAN who recorded a time of 19:09 on 28th December 2019 (event number 67).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline WOOD who recorded 87.80% (20:21) on 13th April 2019 (event number 33).

Lancing Beach Green parkrun started on 25th August 2018. Since then 2,765 participants have completed 7,555 parkruns covering a total distance of 37,775 km, including 1,417 new Personal Bests. A total of 314 individuals have volunteered 1,200 times.

 

Event 66 – Twas the night before Christmas (almost)

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After a night of hammering rain and whistling wind, a couple of the core volunteering team set out at 7.30am to check conditions. We needed to make sure the course was safe enough for both our runners and volunteers. The rain had stopped by then but had left a number of almighty puddles, some stretching across the whole path! Our regulars are hardcore though, so we decided we'd be fine to go ahead.

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It was a challenging set-up as the wind got stronger over the next hour and the rain returned. By 8.50am there was no one to be seen except our hardy volunteers, who all stood around shivering, wondering if we'd set up for nothing!

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Core team

Christmas hats

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As soon as the megaphone came out though, so did our parkrunners, emerging from their cars and from the shelter of the Perch.

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Fighting against the weather, my run briefing was a little haphazard - I even forgot the most important thing... to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the volunteers for enabling this event to go ahead. There aren't many people crazy enough to spend their Saturday morning standing around in the cold and rain, but we seem to have found quite a few of them! (And we're not letting them escape.)

Natasha and Tania

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Surprisingly, we had four first timers at this event (boy, you really chose a tough one!); we also had doggies and we had pushchairs.

Puddle dog

Thank you to Guido Tapia for capturing more fantastic shots of the "steeplechase" section of our course... We didn't even know he was going to be taking photos so we were pleasantly surprised to see that he managed to capture all the action on the path!

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As it was our last parkrun before Christmas, we actively encouraged festive attire, and some of you did not disappoint! Mandy was handing out finish tokens in this impressive get-up:

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Lisa was on number-checking duty, looking brilliantly Christmassy!

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James and Neal from Portslade Hedgehoppers donned reindeer ears (which almost got lost in the wind!)

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Here's Emma, Penny and their kids, enjoying themselves despite the weather:

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And finally, Gary Isherwood, Lancing's answer to Father Christmas!

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As we said goodbye to our 66th event and closed down the kit, the rain decided to start back up one last time (just to spite us?!) and poor Adam had a bit of trouble with the tarpaulin...! I probably didn't help by laughing and taking a photo...

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We are on again this Saturday, 28th Dec, hoping to see as many of you as possible. Let's get one last parkrun in together to give 2019 a good send-off, and start the new year right!

Livvy, Run Director

This week 42 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

James MILLEN • Julian COSSON • Steve CREED • Lavinia MCHUGH • Carly OXFORD • Fiona HILDITCH • Lisa OLIVER • Rebecca PEARSON • Natasha PAGDEN • Adam COLLARD • Claire GILLIVER • Tania DRAGE • Michelle FREEMAN • Philip COLLEY • Mandy WALTON

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

The male record is held by George DOLLNER who recorded a time of 15:55 on 27th October 2018 (event number 10).
The female record is held by Freya LEMAN who recorded a time of 19:29 on 31st August 2019 (event number 51).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline WOOD who recorded 87.80% (20:21) on 13th April 2019 (event number 33).

Lancing Beach Green parkrun started on 25th August 2018. Since then 2,737 participants have completed 7,468 parkruns covering a total distance of 37,340 km, including 1,402 new Personal Bests. A total of 308 individuals have volunteered 1,181 times.

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