#173 – 13th April 2019

Lydney parkrun
Event number 173
13th April 2019

A lovely, bright and sunny morning greeted us at the lake today. Top work from the set up gang, especially Roberta Havers who popped in to help out on her way home from work. Thanks to John Plews too for running around putting all the signs out and checking the course for us all.

We had some big milestones this week. First shout out is to one of our run directors Chris Barnes who celebrated is 250th. Chris has completed 166 runs at Forest of Dean and 69 at Lydney so a big thumbs up from both parkruns 

 

#172 – 06th April 2019

Lydney parkrun
Event number 172
6th April 2019

This week 146 people ran, jogged or walked our Lydney boating lake course, a slightly above average attendance partly due to the late cancellation of Severn Bridge parkrun, and partly due to the 15 very welcome visitors from Pershore Plum Plodders (see picture below courtesy of Tom MARSHALL.)  PPP members normally run at Worcester parkrun (their closest), but like to take in a tourist run every 4th Saturday. We hope you enjoyed the morning as much as we enjoyed hosting you - come back and visit us again soon.

Visitors from Pershore Plum Plodders

This morning's event was made possible by the 20 volunteers listed below. Huge thanks to all of you:

Jim STORRAR • Kate BURKE • Jeremy CREASEY • Fiona CREASEY • Christopher Michael BARNES • Stewart WATKINS • Rhian MAW • David PRICE • Ali ASSIRATI • Rebecca WARREN • Lucy CREASEY • Louise JONES • Brian PRICE • Seth PETERS • Nicola MILLIN • David ARENDELL • Rick WARREN • Logan ARENDELL • John PLEWS • Chloe WHATLEY

Lydney parkrun volunteer stalwart, Sandra HAWKINS, was not well this morning and we all send you our very best wishes and hope you make a speedy recovery. Many thanks to Kate BURKE for stepping in at short notice.

If you too would like your name in lights and the eternal gratitude of a sweaty bunch of runners then message us on facebook, email Lydney parkrun, or just come and see us next Saturday morning.

There were 22 first timers among our numbers today, of whom 12 were from Pershore Plum Plodders (welcome back to the other 3!) and just one was running his first ever parkrun. Very well done on your first run Dan HAIGHWAY, and you gather another mention a little further below...

We also celebrated  a couple of milestones this morning. Jak TURLEY, who runs in the Junior 11-14 category celebrated his 10th run, and is now eligible to claim his white tee shirt, and Snezana RADOJICIC completed her 100th parkrun. Fabulous stuff Snezana, and look out for that black tee shirt email anyday soon.

Whilst checking on the milestone data, I couldn't help noticing that David JENKINS clocks up 200 next time out (if you join us rather than the forest, David, remember flapjacks are our favourite!) Plus a potentially unique parkrunning event next time: George STUBBS, Daniel STUBBS and Harriet STUBBS are all currently on 99 runs. Has a triple family centenary ever been celebrated before I wonder?

Now, some stats, starting with male parkrunners today:

1st over the line was the aforementioned Dan HAIGHWAY, stopping the watch at an impressive 20:26 on his debut parkrun. Dan, that time dropped you straight in at #242 in our all time top 500 times, and runners now need to clock sub 22:19 to get on that leaderboard. This Run Director was pushed off the bottom long ago...! 2nd home came James NELMES in 20:58. James runs for Forest of Dean AC and was completing his 9th run at Lydney and his 11th parkrun overall. 3rd male home, and 5th overall, was Graham WORTHY in an impressive time of 21:48. Clearly on a roll at present, this was just 3 secs off Graham's PB, which he set only the week before last. This was his 66th outing at Lydney of 70 parkruns overall.

Of the female parkrunners today, 1st home and 3rd overall was Rebecca WARD in an impressive time of 21:44 - her fastest this year. Rebecca runs for Chepstow Harriers and was completing her 15th parkrun with us and 81st overall. 2nd female, and 4th finisher overall, came Claire WILSHAW of St. Radegund RDC of Cambridge in a time of 21:46. St. Radegund RDC is a new one on me (you are the first and only runner we've ever had at Lydney from that club Claire). I wondered what the D could possibly stand for (district? development?), so I looked it up. Well I never...it's a Running and Drinking club! Sounds very much like this RD's type of thing I have to say, after all I love a nice cup of coffee while you are all off plodding around our boating lake!! I also noticed, Claire that you are now just 4 tourist visits off your 1/4 Cowell. 3rd female home, and 16th overall was Charlotte JONES in a time of 22:59. Also a first timer to Lydney, Charlotte was running her 110th parkrun, the vast majority of which have been at the lovely Cannon Hill parkrun in Birmingham.

20 of you (over 13% of today's attendance) recorded new Personal Bests. A very well done to every one of you - it's a fantastic achievement. I'm sorry there are too many to list everyone by name, but a few have particularly caught my attention. Congratulations to Karen TOMKOTOVICZ (32:14) and Trevor CLARKE (24:43) who were both part of the Pershore Plum Plodders party pictured above. Trevor, for reasons which were not explained, was also weighed down by a teddy bear on his back. High five to Nick LOCKHART (38:46) who achieved his first PB since Jan 2018. A hearty slap on the back to Bob TURNER (25:45) who I notice is a big traveller in his 172 parkruns completed. Your Tourist Quotient, Bob, stands at an impressive 56.98% with an amazing longest tourism streak of 29 parkruns. This brings you to just 2 away from achieving the coveted Full Cowell! Finally a Hollywood Handshake to Sharon HICKS achieving a PB with us today of 25:45 on her 213th parkrun. Sharon, who is a member of the fast-growing Lonely Goat RC, has a p-index of 5, one of the highest I've ever seen. (For the uninitiated, your p-index is the number of parkruns run at least that number of times - so Sharon has completed 5 different parkruns at least 5 times each.)

Finally, let's take a look at the Age Grading for today. Top of the tree was Graham WORTHY with 76.91%, 2nd Jan MORRIS with 72.56% and 3rd Rebecca WARD with 71.32%

Representatives of 12 different clubs took part today. Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lydney parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Scott CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 16:56 on 14th May 2016 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Jane EVANS who recorded a time of 18:01 on 15th April 2017 (event number 69).
The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded 85.59% (24:03) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 43).

Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016. Since then 3,039 participants have completed 17,938 parkruns covering a total distance of 89,690 km, including 3,203 new Personal Bests. A total of 321 individuals have volunteered 3,100 times.

 

#171 – 30th March 2019

Lydney parkrun
Event number 171
30th March 2019

Murky conditions greeted our 122 parkrunners this morning. So much so that at the first timers' briefing newcomers to our Lydney course were waved in the general direction of the other side of the lake and had to be promised that there was a far shore not too far away lost in the mist.

The event today was made possible by 19 volunteers, who ensured that everything from set up at 8:15 through to close down at 10:00 ran like precision clockwork. Many thanks to all of you: Mark HARVEY • Jeremy CREASEY • Fiona CREASEY • Christopher Michael BARNES • David PRICE • James KIRK • Caroline RICKARDS • Emma BARTLETT • Lucy CREASEY • Louise JONES • Brian PRICE • Christine WORTHY • Martina MITCHARD • Seth PETERS • Andrew LONG • Chris RUCK • Sandra HAWKINS • Graham WORTHY • Chloe WHATLEY

If you would like to volunteer, you will be made very welcome and given full training (for what it's worth - really, it's not hard!). Please follow us on facebook and message there or email lydneyoffice@parkrun.com, or just see us next week.

As said, this week 122 people ran, jogged and walked the Lydney course, and I'm sure you are hungry for some stats on how you did:

First across the line was Tim BATCHELOR in an excellent time of 19:06 on his 3rd run at Lydney and 62nd overall. This performance not only was a new PB but also dropped Tim in at #86 in the fastest 500 Lydney runs to date. A regular of Ashton Court parkrun in Bristol, Tim is also something of a tourist ticking off 16 different parkruns giving a healthy Tourist Quotient of 25.81%. Second home was William READ in 19:31 on his 55th outing at Lydney and 61st parkrun overall, and coming in third was Walter LEACH in 20:20 on what was his 127th run at Lydney and 323rd overall.

The first female parkrunner home today, and 11th overall, was Lisa JEFFREY in 22:26. Lisa runs for Chepstow Harriers and was completing her 69th run at Lydney and 101st overall (congratulations for joining the black t-shirt club last week Lisa!) Right behind Lisa in 12th place was the second female home and her fellow Chepstow Harrier Jan MORRIS in a time of 22:47. This was Jan's 57th outing at Lydney and 74th parkrun altogether. Third female across the finish line, and 14th overall, was Chloe MORGAN in an excellent 22:53. Chloe, a member of Forest of Dean AC is a true parkrun graduate having clocked up 108 junior parkruns and 94 full events - of which 11 have been at Lydney - yet is still in the Junior 11-14 category.

Three parkrunners celebrated milestones with us this morning. Lily ROBINSON, who runs in the Junior 15-17 category completed her 10th run in an excellent time of 27:48. All 10 of Lily's runs have been at Lydney, although she completed 5 junior parkruns before that at FOD. Rick WARREN notched up his 50th, and treated us all to possibly the best lemon drizzle cake this RD has tasted in many years (don't tell my wife!) We're all already looking forward to your 100th Rick! And Martina MITCHARD completed the fantastic achievement of joining the 100 club and being able to claim her black t-shirt. Martina is a loyal supporter of Lydney parkrun having completed all but two of her 100 runs with us. She celebrated by being one of our tailwalkers today whilst proudly wearing our 100 cape.

We welcomed 8 first timers this week, of whom 6 were completing their debut parkrun. You are at the start of a fabulous journey, just beware - it gets addictive! Those six were: Anna PRICE, Daisy ARENDELL, Ethan DAVIES, Karen LANGNER, Izzy COLEMAN-WOOD and Harry PRICE who runs in the J10 category and came home in a creditable 26:57, breaking the 60% age grading on his first time out.

Talking of age gradings, top of the list was the aforementioned Walter LEACH with 76.89%, followed by Graham WORTHY with 76.39% (Graham 'celebrated' by volunteering in the close-down team), and third was Jan MORRIS with 74.47%.

22 parkrunners smashed their PBs this morning - a very healthy 18% of you. Too many to list everyone, but special mentions go to firstly Stephen John ROGERSON with his PB time of 27:48 on his 116th parkrun. This was, incredibly Stephen's first PB since September 2016, and proof to us all (well this RD, anyway) that PBs can still be achieved even if they have been elusive for a while. Also, Joanna HOWELL (who I note has a p-index of 5 - the highest I've yet seen, and a tourist quotient of 27.78%) achieved a PB with her time of 26:08 this morning on her 108th run. Joanna achieved Quarter Cowell in January 2019, and is now 1/3 of her way towards the coveted full Cowell Club.

We welcomed two first time tourists to our Lydney course today: James AVERY who runs for North Bristol Running Group and has clocked up 56 parkruns, predominantly at Pomphrey Hill which is a lovely 3-lap course around playing fields in Bristol, and Hayley THOMAS who ran her 2nd parkrun with us after completing her inaugural at Forest of Dean back in January.

Representatives of 7 different clubs took part. Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lydney parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Scott CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 16:56 on 14th May 2016 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Jane EVANS who recorded a time of 18:01 on 15th April 2017 (event number 69).
The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded 85.59% (24:03) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 43).

Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016. Since then 3,017 participants have completed 17,792 parkruns covering a total distance of 88,960 km, including 3,183 new Personal Bests. A total of 320 individuals have volunteered 3,080 times.

 

#170 – 23rd March 2019

Lydney parkrun
Event number 170
23rd March 2019

This week 143 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Louise INSALL • David PRICE • Mark NICOL • Mary BAKER • Simon LOCKHART • Louise JONES • Brian PRICE • Christine WORTHY • Liz LOCKHART • Pip LOCKHART • Seth PETERS • Robert CUMMINGS • Sandra HAWKINS • Peter FURLONG • Graham WORTHY • Linda KIBBLE • Stuart LODGE • John PLEWS

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

The male record is held by Scott CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 16:56 on 14th May 2016 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Jane EVANS who recorded a time of 18:01 on 15th April 2017 (event number 69).
The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded 85.59% (24:03) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 43).

Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016. Since then 3,009 participants have completed 17,670 parkruns covering a total distance of 88,350 km, including 3,161 new Personal Bests. A total of 319 individuals have volunteered 3,061 times.

 

#169 – 16th March 2019

Lydney parkrun
Event number 169
16th March 2019

This week 105 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Mark HARVEY • Leona PRICE • Stewart WATKINS • David PRICE • Ali ASSIRATI • Nick ASSIRATI • Wakeham SIMON • Brian PRICE • Seth PETERS • Nick LOCKHART • Sandra HAWKINS • Keith BOWERS • Linda KIBBLE • John PLEWS • Logan KIBBLE

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

The male record is held by Scott CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 16:56 on 14th May 2016 (event number 20).
The female record is held by Jane EVANS who recorded a time of 18:01 on 15th April 2017 (event number 69).
The Age Grade course record is held by Teresa TRANTER who recorded 85.59% (24:03) on 22nd October 2016 (event number 43).

Lydney parkrun started on 2nd January 2016. Since then 2,993 participants have completed 17,527 parkruns covering a total distance of 87,635 km, including 3,124 new Personal Bests. A total of 319 individuals have volunteered 3,043 times.

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