Lancing Beach Green parkrun is cancelled on 15 August 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

No 76 – This Girl Can!

After 3 weeks of storms finally the weather was kinder to us this week!

This was good news as 105 of you turned out celebrate International Women's Day at event number 76!

What a morning it was!! We have so many amazing women every week who run, jog, walk and help out and it was fantastic to take time to celebrate everyone's achievements!

parkrun is for everyone - and it doesn't matter if you have run 1 or 100 parkruns....and we don't care what position you finish.. this Saturday we saw plenty of "this girl can" and "this girl did"  :)

So a huge well done to everyone who came along.. Here are a selection of photos!

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As usual a HUGE thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible!

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See you all next week down at the Green :)

Cheers

Julian

Lancing Beach Green parkrun
Event number 76
7th March 2020

This week 105 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Julian COSSON • Nicola COSSON • Steve CREED • Carly OXFORD • Ruth PARKINSON • Dave PRIEST • Fiona HILDITCH • Simone CUTHBERT • Finn JOHNSON • Rebecca PEARSON • Mike MCHUGH • Adam COLLARD • Mary LYONS • Fiona CHRISTOPHER • Liz TOBIAS • Victoria BISHOP

Today'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 3,069 participants have completed 8,726 parkruns covering a total distance of 43,630 km, including 1,605 new Personal Bests. A total of 332 individuals have volunteered 1,360 times.

 

 

And the wind, how it howled… #75

Every week we celebrate our volunteers and regular runners (heroes!), as well as our tourists and newcomers (crazy legends)! It was another windy one this week you see; we're getting quite accustomed to them...

This is the lovely Katie Ekins. She travelled all the way down from London in the morning in order to run Lancing for the first time, and guess what? She smashed it - first female to finish! She has promised us she'll return in the summer (will it ever come?) to enjoy a run along the coast in the sunshine.

Katie Ekins

Next up we have this awesome family, none of whom had ever run a parkrun until this Saturday. They all cheered each other along the course and at the finish funnel, rejoicing in the fact that they had succeeded in this new challenge as a family! Despite choosing one of the windiest days for their debut parkrun, they didn't let the weather dull their positivity and will definitely be coming back for more.

Family

These two likely lads are a couple of our regular parkrunners and members of the local running club, Lancing Eagles. It's so nice to be supported by the local club. Guido and Liam always impress us with their determination - go Eagles! They have both volunteered in the past too; Guido can often be found taking brilliant photos of our runners, while Liam likes to try his hand at a spot of barcode scanning on occasion. Thanks guys!

Guido and Liam

Last, but by no means least, are our wonderful volunteers. What a gang! Dream team, much? Even with the prospect of having to stand in the cold wind and rain for 2hrs on their Saturday morning, not a single one of them decided to stay at home instead. They are just super committed to the Lancing BG community and we are ever so grateful.

Volunteers

Here are the names of Saturday's high-vis heroes: Nick WILSON • Tony BLAYDEN • Lavinia MCHUGH • Penny TURLEY • Nigel TURLEY • Simone CUTHBERT • Finn JOHNSON • Rebecca PEARSON • Lucie HANKS • Mike MCHUGH • Dave FARR • Natasha PAGDEN • Charlie BULLED • Adam COLLARD • Becky COLLEY • Mary LYONS • Martin EDMONDS • Sara GIBB • Gail PECK

Will you be on the list next week? Or the week after? We're not fussy, just chuck us a date in the future and tell us which role you'd like to try. Go on... You know you want to. :)

Livvy and Gail

That's all from us for this week. Let's hope the wind gives us a break for Saturday, eh? Oh wait... I feel another storm brewing...

Lavinia

This week 74 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

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 3,047 participants have completed 8,621 parkruns covering a total distance of 43,105 km, including 1,577 new Personal Bests. A total of 331 individuals have volunteered 1,344 times.

 

Battling Storm Dennis (the Menace)

Lancing Beach Green parkrun 1 – 0 Storm Dennis

Carlyn and three friends post-run, all making heart shapes with their hands

It was the day after Valentine’s Day, and love was definitely in the air. Along with a jealous ex called Storm Dennis.

Beach with pebbles and rough grey sea, clouds above, a kitesurfer in the sea

This week I was running my 250th milestone event, and I chose to run it at Lancing Beach Green for a few reasons: I love the out and back course that is a bit quieter than some of its neighbours, the cake at The Perch café is super yummy, and my lovely friend Livvy was down to be Run Director that day. However, I started to become a bit nervous mid-week when I saw the weather forecast and then the onslaught of local parkrun cancellations. I started to think about an inland plan B, and crossed everything that the core team at Lancing would make the decision to go ahead on the day.

Sunrise over beach, with a kitesurfer in the distance and the wooden fencing at the front, pebbles in between

And they did, yay! We got the green light and headed south where we were greeted with wind, wind, wind, but also by a sea of friendly volunteer and runner faces! I think we all had the same mindset: we would not be beaten by Storm Dennis the Menace!

Pebbles, sea with many kitesurfers, one blue beach hut and cloudy sky with orange sunlight breaking through

After a lovely run briefing from Livvy, all 133 of us were off! The first ‘out’ section was lovely, and we even had to jump a couple of puddles which was exciting. We had Dennis pushing us along and I was able to relax and take in the lush coastal scenery – the kites, beach huts and pale blue water. And then we turned at the cone to come ‘back’. And it was like running into a brick wall for 2km. I told myself ‘head down, grit your teeth and get on with it’, and I did, whilst almost losing my hat in the process!

Lots of runners gathering by the fence on the green to hear the briefing Huge puddle spreading across path, with grass to the right and beach huts to the left

Now I need to say a huge thank you to the 17 amazing volunteers who stood out in the whipping wind this week to ensure that the event went ahead: Adam COLLARD • Carly OXFORD • Charlie BULLED • Daniel MOLICA • Finn JOHNSON • Fiona HILDITCH • Julian COSSON • Klaidon OSBORNE • Laura HYDE • Lavinia MCHUGH • Michelle FREEMAN • Mike MCHUGH • Neil HYDE • Sara GIBB • Simone CUTHBERT • Steve CREED – you are all incredible!

13 of the volunteer team gathered together in front of the start/finish, wearing high vis jackets

If you want to get involved with volunteering, please email lancingbeachgreen@parkrun.com. It’s a great way to give something back to parkrun and make new friends.

Livvy, Julian and Mike smiling in a seflie, wearing high vis jackets

There were two other runners with milestones this week. My friend Kate Barnes was running her 100th parkrun, her first at Lancing Beach Green, and she managed to come in second place. Huge congratulations, Kate! Martine Rossiter was also running her 40th parkrun on her 40th birthday, and was joined by some friends who are regulars at Worthing parkrun. Well done Martine, I hope the huge balloon didn’t float away!

Martine post-run with her 40th birthday balloon

There were 7 of you running your first ever parkrun – I hope you enjoyed it, and if you can run through that wind, you can do anything! Think how lovely the course will be in the spring / summer!

We had 31 tourists visiting Lancing Beach Green this week. It was lovely to see you all, and I hope you come back again to enjoy this special course! A special shout out to Will Yeates who spoke to the core team to say how much he enjoyed it. Will usually runs at either Mile End or Worsley Woods – so a fair distance from the sea!

Will standing to the side of the finish post-run, with volunteers posing behind him as if they are getting blown away by the wind

Also, 16 of us (me included, yay) ran new PBs at the event. This is quite incredible really, given the conditions. I can’t wait to come back on a calmer day and try to shave some more time off!

James, one of our regular runners, standing proud after achieving a new PB

In terms of the results, let’s start with ladies first. I was delighted to see my three friends take a clean sweep of 1-2-3. Samantha Blackledge was first in a new PB of 22:09, Katie Barnes was second in 22:37, and Lisa Roberjot also set a new PB of 22:55 to take the third spot. Well done lovely ladies!

Samantha, Katie and Lisa showing 1, 2 and 3 with their fingers as they were the first three ladies to finish

And for the men, it was pretty close (10 seconds between them) at the top of the pack. Patrick Acaye was first in 17:44, with Jonathan Burke closely behind him in 17:54. Nicholas Barter was then third in 18:38. Great running by you all!

So once again, thank you for letting me share my special 250th event at Lancing! I’ll be back soon for sure; I really do love the friendliness of this course and that’s all down to the amazing volunteer team. parkrun is truly incredible!

Carlyn and Livvy standing together to the side of the finish

This week 133 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs too part.

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).

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

Lancing Beach Green parkrun started on 25th August 2018. Since then, 3,033 participants have completed 8,547 parkruns covering a total distance of 42,735 km, including 1,572 new Personal Bests. A total of 329 individuals have volunteered 1,325 times.

 

The Calm Before the Storm – Number 73

Lancing Beach Green parkrun
Event number 73
8th February 2020

This week 113 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

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The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

James MILLEN • Jenny CASS • Julian COSSON • Tony BLAYDEN • James VORTKAMP-TONG • Liam BANHAM-RAYWARD • Penny TURLEY • Nigel TURLEY • Fiona HILDITCH • Simone CUTHBERT • Fiona BURN • Finn JOHNSON • Lucie HANKS • Sarah ENGLAND • Mike MCHUGH • Adam COLLARD • Mary LYONS • Michelle FREEMAN • Imogen DRISCOLL • Victoria BISHOP

Today'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 2,995 participants have completed 8,414 parkruns covering a total distance of 42,070 km, including 1,556 new Personal Bests. A total of 327 individuals have volunteered 1,308 times.

 

Batting away the January blues

Lancing Beach Green parkrun
Event number 72
1st February 2020

This week 124 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Julian COSSON • Nick WILSON • Jonathan BURKE • Lavinia MCHUGH • Carly OXFORD • Finn JOHNSON • Rebecca PEARSON • Mike MCHUGH • Natasha PAGDEN • Adam COLLARD • Tania DRAGE • Mary LYONS • Sara GIBB • Victoria BISHOP

Saturday'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 2,974 participants have completed 8,301 parkruns covering a total distance of 41,505 km, including 1,536 new Personal Bests. A total of 327 individuals have volunteered 1,288 times.

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