Maidstone parkrun Event 379 – 16th October 2021

Maidstone parkrun
Event number 379
16th October 2021

This week 332 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 56 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

Funny this week I saw on social media that "you can't get a PB at Maidstone parkrun" well 56 of you disagree!!!

Check out the great photos taken by Jo and she took a lot! at https://photos.app.goo.gl/cMrc1GgvXHnpHsTw8 they are free to download for your personal use.

Special Congratulations to our following milestone runners:

Maddy Richardson and Stephen Tring TO THE NEW 25 club and can claim the NEW purple 25 T-shirt.

Kevin Wibrew and Charlie Wells on their 50th parkrun (an official milestone and can now  claim the Red 50 t-shirt)

Liz Farmer on her 100th parkrun (an official milestone and can now  claim the Black 100 t-shirt)

Maurice Baker on his 150th parkrun (150 parkruns is not an official milestone but so awesome to celebrate!)

and again also congratulations to our 32 first timers and the 56 of you that got a new parkrun PB - awesome!

Don't forget to scan our Co-op QR code for some great offers and freebies from one of parkrun sponsors!

Dates for your Diary

Sat 30th October Halloween Fancy Dress - get planning your outfit now! We're hoping our dinosaur skeleton will make a visit!

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Sat 6th November We are CANCELLED due to Kent Life setting up their fireworks display. Time to plan some touristing.

Our parkrun heroes

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers in various roles, marshalling at Cuddle Corner, the Malta, the Blue Bridge, Whatman Park, the Kent Life Road, the car park, the Timers, giving out the finish tokens, funnel manager, number checker, barcode scanning, finish token support, Tail Walker, First Timers Briefing, result processing, set up and set down including the barriers removed and put back, photographer, run report writer and communications and the finally the Run Director on the day.

If you would like to join in the Volunteering fun - email maidstoneoffice@parkrun.com or just ask anyone that does it and comes back week after week, we LOVE volunteering!!  and we are sure you will too.

Donna CARR • Chris GEDGE • Jo FRAZER-WISE • Colin EVANS • Josie BILLINGHAM • Angus WARNE • Ben WILLCOX • Paul EDWARDS • Isla HALSTEAD • Colin FIELD • Samantha COPPIN -DERBY • Max ELDRIDGE • Erik HOGG • Natalie ELPHICK • Elizabeth ELPHICK • Martin DARBY • Ethan BOWLEY • Charlie SMITH • Philip YEATES • Rhoda EDWARDS • Graham RUSSELL • Jill EDMANS • Monica WORLEY • Madeleine GREGORY • Chris HAWKSWORTH • Nigel FINLEY • Alexandra BILLINGHAM • Chloe SHERRIFF

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

The female record is held by Ashley GIBSON who recorded a time of 16:45 on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:03 on 17th September 2016 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally MUSSON who recorded 90.46% (21:09) on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).

Maidstone parkrun started on 13th April 2013. Since then 12,277 participants have completed 117,246 parkruns covering a total distance of 586,230 km, including 18,641 new Personal Bests. A total of 841 individuals have volunteered 9,497 times.

 

Maidstone parkrun Saturday 9th October 2021 – Event 378

Maidstone parkrun
Event number 378
9th October 2021

This week 361 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

361 runners this week is another post COVID record this week (thank you for our Malling cousins joining us while you are closed), check out the great photos taken by Monica, Catey and Donna at https://photos.app.goo.gl/SDqXxy7rwDcuP2j3A they are free to download for your personal use.

Special Congratulations to our following milestone runners:

William Smith on his 10th parkrun (an official junior milestone and can claim the white juniors only 10 t-shirt)

David Brooke, Rebecca Brooker and Pauline Ridley TO THE NEW 25 club and can claim the NEW purple 25 T-shirt.

Carl Maisey, Alex Pomfret, Ann-Marie Kirk and Steven Moore on their 50th parkrun (an official milestone and can now  claim the Red 50 t-shirt)

Alexandra O'Callaghan on her 100th parkrun (an official milestone and can now  claim the Black 100 t-shirt)

Kieran McAuliffe and Gary Smith on their 150th parkrun (150 parkruns is not an official milestone but so awesome to celebrate!)

Louise Reeve on her 200th parkrun (200 parkruns is not an official milestone but so awesome to celebrate!)

and again also congratulations to our 43 first timers and the 42 of you that got a new parkrun PB - awesome!

Don't forget to scan our Co-op QR code for some great offers and freebies from one of parkrun sponsors!

Dates for your Diary

Sat 30th October Halloween Fancy Dress - get planning your outfit now! We're hoping our dinosaur skeleton will make a visit!

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Sat 6th November We are CANCELLED due to Kent Life setting up their fireworks display. Time to plan some touristing.

Our parkrun heroes

  

 

 

 

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers in various roles, marshalling at Cuddle Corner, the Malta, the Blue Bridge, Whatman Park, the Kent Life Road, the car park, the Timers, giving out the finish tokens, funnel manager, number checker, barcode scanning, finish token support, Tail Walker, First Timers Briefing, result processing, set up and set down including the barriers removed and put back, photographer, run report writer and communications and the finally the Run Director on the day.

If you would like to join in the Volunteering fun - email maidstoneoffice@parkrun.com or just ask anyone that does it and comes back week after week, we LOVE volunteering!!  and we are sure you will too.

Timothy Russell CARR • Donna CARR • Jonathan LOCK • Natasha COOPER • Chris GEDGE • Jo FRAZER-WISE • Josie BILLINGHAM • Angus WARNE • Craig BARDEN • Isla HALSTEAD • Catey BOWLES • Gary LUDWIN • Samantha COPPIN -DERBY • Christine LUDWIN • Natalie ELPHICK • Martin DARBY • Ethan BOWLEY • Charlie SMITH • Philip YEATES • Graham RUSSELL • Madeleine GREGORY • Chris HAWKSWORTH • Nigel FINLEY • Alexandra BILLINGHAM • Peter HIBBERD • Chloe SHERRIFF

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

The female record is held by Ashley GIBSON who recorded a time of 16:45 on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:03 on 17th September 2016 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally MUSSON who recorded 90.46% (21:09) on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).

Maidstone parkrun started on 13th April 2013. Since then 12,245 participants have completed 116,914 parkruns covering a total distance of 584,570 km, including 18,585 new Personal Bests. A total of 840 individuals have volunteered 9,469 times.

 

parkruns 17th Birthday – Saturday 2nd October 2021 – Event 377

Maidstone parkrun
Event number 377
2nd October 2021

This week 323 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

We had another post COVID record this week (thank you for our Malling cousins joining us while you are closed), check out the great photos taken by Ben and Patricia at https://photos.app.goo.gl/ojLPCdYMcdrTtBVW6 they are free to download for your personal use.

It was lovely to see so many parkrun t-shirts to celebrate parkrun's 17th Birthday. We celebrated by asking you all to wear your parkrun milestone t-shirts or purple volunteers or apricot t-shirts, or the parkrun colours!

And also Congratulations to all of our runners who did the London Marathon the next day, either in London or virtually. It was great to see so many doing the virtual London Marathon, chose to do theirs along our parkrun route and thank you for sharing your London Marathon photos on our Facebook page! Please add yours if you haven't already done so.

Special Congratulations to our following milestone runners:

Zane Okubule on his 10th parkrun (an official junior milestone and can claim the white juniors only 10 t-shirt)

Purnasingh Thakuri and Lorraine Mount on their 50th parkrun (an official milestone and can now  claim the Red 50 t-shirt)

Glen Selby and Simon Warne on their 100th parkrun (an official milestone and can now  claim the Black 100 t-shirt)

Kieran McAuliffe and Gary Smith on their 150th parkrun (150 parkruns is not an official milestone but so awesome to celebrate!)

Louise Reeve on her 200th parkrun (200 parkruns is not an official milestone but so awesome to celebrate!)

and again also congratulations to the 45 of you that got a new parkrun PB - awesome!

Don't forget to scan our Co-op QR code for some great offers and freebies from one of parkrun sponsors!

Thank you to Ben and Patricia for this weeks photos, which you can check out and download free for your personal use

Dates for your Diary

Sat 30th October Halloween Fancy Dress - get planning your outfit now! We're hoping our dinosaur skeleton will make a visit!

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Sat 6th November We are CANCELLED due to Kent Life setting up their fireworks display. Time to plan some touristing.

Our parkrun heroes

Volunteering is so much fun - just ask anyone that does it and comes back week after week, we LOVE volunteering!!  and we are sure you will too.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Donna CARR • Santosh PATTNAYAK • Jonathan LOCK • Chris GEDGE • Jo FRAZER-WISE • Josie BILLINGHAM • Angus WARNE • Teresa GREENWOOD • Ben WILLCOX • Lucia GEDGE • Patricia MITCHELL • Simon COPE • Isla HALSTEAD • Colin FIELD • Gary LUDWIN • Samantha COPPIN -DERBY • Erik HOGG • Jackie SMITH • Martin DARBY • Ethan BOWLEY • Charlie SMITH • Matthew FLETCHER • Philip YEATES • Rhoda EDWARDS • Madeleine GREGORY • Chris HAWKSWORTH • Alexandra BILLINGHAM • Ridhima PATTNAYAK • Chloe SHERRIFF

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

The female record is held by Ashley GIBSON who recorded a time of 16:45 on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:03 on 17th September 2016 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally MUSSON who recorded 90.46% (21:09) on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).

Maidstone parkrun started on 13th April 2013. Since then 12,202 participants have completed 116,553 parkruns covering a total distance of 582,765 km, including 18,543 new Personal Bests. A total of 838 individuals have volunteered 9,443 times.

 

Maidstone parkrun Event 376

Maidstone parkrun
Event number 376
25th September 2021

This week 293 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

We had lots of smiling faces this week, check out the great photos taken by Mel again at https://photos.app.goo.gl/15yiC3pvaVak5xnq9 they are free to download for your personal use.

Runner (& Volunteer) Spotlight by Gary Ludwin

So on Saturday I hit my 200th parkrun. It was back in 2015 when I was sitting waiting for my car to be serviced. I was looking around on Twitter to see what was going on in Maidstone and there was several tweets about Maidstone parkrun.

I hadn’t been running that long maybe 6 months and hadn’t managed that many 5K's. I went along the following week on December 2015 and since then I have only missed a handful of parkrun’s. Not knowing anyone there, it wasn’t long before the same smiling faces would start chatting away to me and made me feel very welcome.

A few months later, I started to bring my daughter along with me (when she would run regularly) and starting out as a shy girl, it wasn’t long before she would talk people to death. In 2017 I started to volunteer and by 2019 I became what a lot of you now know me as being one of the Run Directors.

We would like to mention our amazing team of younger volunteers who are doing their Duke of Edinburgh Awards, we currently have Alex, Angus, Charlie, Chloe, Erik, Ethan, Isla, Josie, Maddie and Matthew, they do such a great job and we love having them in our volunteer team. This is a great pic of some them packing up the start and moving up to the finish area to set that up ready for you all to return up the hill. (others are already out in their volunteering positions)

Also you may have noticed some new Run Directors lately, we are busy training more Run Directors so if you would like to become one of our amazing Run Directors, please contact maidstone@parkrun.com and we can let you know what it all involves! If you would to volunteer regularly or just for a one off, just let us know at the same email address and we will let you know what you need to do.

This is our latest RD trainee Jon Locke, we think he did great!

We hope you all had a great Run, Jog or walk and that we see you all again soon

Special Congratulations to our following milestone runners:

Ryan Harris on his 10th parkrun (an official junior milestone and can claim the white juniors only 10 t-shirt)

Jason Fry and Elaine Cooper, on their 50th parkrun (an official milestone and can now  claim the Red 50 t-shirt)

Glen Selby and Simon Warne on their 100th parkrun (an official milestone and can now  claim the Black 100 t-shirt)

Katalin Takacs and Francis Lacey on their 150th parkrun (150 parkruns is not an official milestone but so awesome to celebrate!)

Gary Ludwin and Timothy Samuelson on their is 200th parkrun (200 parkruns is not an official milestone but so awesome to celebrate!)

and again also congratulations to the 36 of you that got a new parkrun PB - awesome!

Don't forget to scan our Co-op QR code for some great offers and freebies from one of parkrun sponsors!

Thank you to Mel and Donna for this weeks photos, which you can check out and download free for your personal use

Dates for your Diary

This Sat 2nd October parkrun UK's 17th Birthday - Wear a parkrun T-shirt - Apricot t-shirt, Purple volunteer t-shirt, White 10 junior t-shirt, red 50 t-shirt, Black 100 t-shirt, Green 250th t-shirt or or at least a parkrun colour!

Sat 30th October Halloween Fancy Dress - get planning your outfit now! We're hoping our dinosaur skeleton will make a visit!

Sat 6th November We are CANCELLED due to Kent Life setting up their fireworks display. Time to plan some touristing.

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Our parkrun heroes

Volunteering is so much fun - just ask anyone that does it and comes back week after week, we LOVE volunteering!!  and we are sure you will too.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Donna CARR • Jonathan LOCK • Jo FRAZER-WISE • Colin EVANS • Josie BILLINGHAM • Christine IMBERT • Angus WARNE • Christopher BIRD • Will GOACHER • Mel PASZKOWSKI • Isla HALSTEAD • Catey BOWLES • Samantha COPPIN -DERBY • Lachezar NIKOLOV • Erik HOGG • Ethan BOWLEY • Matthew FLETCHER • Jamie TIPPLE • Rhoda EDWARDS • Ian WATTON • Madeleine GREGORY • Chris HAWKSWORTH • Alexandra BILLINGHAM • Rob BAKER • Anne HIBBERD • Peter HIBBERD • Debbie ADDISON • Deborah Parry

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

The female record is held by Ashley GIBSON who recorded a time of 16:45 on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:03 on 17th September 2016 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally MUSSON who recorded 90.46% (21:09) on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).

Maidstone parkrun started on 13th April 2013. Since then 12,169 participants have completed 116,230 parkruns covering a total distance of 581,150 km, including 18,498 new Personal Bests. A total of 836 individuals have volunteered 9,412 times.

 

Maidstone parkrun Event 375

Maidstone parkrun
Event number 375
18th September 2021

This week 297 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part. You may have noticed some new Run Directors lately, we are busy training more Run Directors so if you would like to become one of our amazing Run Directors, please contact maidstone@parkrun.com and we can let you know what it all involves! If you would to volunteer regularly or just for a one off, just let us know at the same email address and we will let you know what you need to do.

This week Ramon Saiz ran his 200th parkrun,  Ramon Saiz

Ramon is in the 85-89 age bracket and still beats me every week!!!! He is such an inspiration to me and I know to many others, he is always smiling and friendly to everyone. Well done Ramon!

We hope you all had a great Run, Jog or walk and that we see you all again soon!

Special Congratulations to our following milestone runners:

Daniel Kershaw on his 10th parkrun (an official junior milestone and can claim the white juniors only 10 t-shirt)

Ramon Saiz on his 200th parkrun (200 parkruns is not an official milestone milestone but so awesome to celebrate!)

and again also to the 40 of you that got a new parkrun PB - awesome!

Don't forget to scan our Co-op QR code for some great offers and freebies from one of parkrun sponsors!

Thank you to Mel for this weeks photos, which you can check out and download free for your personal use https://photos.app.goo.gl/Y1bBQCidg42L34ZY8

Dates for your Diary

This saturday 25th September

Our friends at Vitality are inviting you to join them as they attempt to go for the Guinness World Record! Download the free Vitality Running World Cup app and join them this Saturday 25 September to attempt to break the world record for:

Most runners to complete a virtual 5k within 24 hours!

To be part of history make sure you walk, jog or run at Maidstone parkrun or a 5k route of your choice and use the Vitality Running World Cup app to log your 5k within the 24 hours.

The Vitality Running World Cup is a free-to-enter global virtual running event where you walk, jog or run for your country and compete against the rest of the world.

So, what are you waiting for? Download the Vitality Running World Cup app now and be part of record-breaking history this Saturday 25 September!

Sat 9th October parkrun UK's 16th Birthday - Wear a parkrun T-shirt - Apricot t-shirt, Purple volunteer t-shirt, White 10 junior t-shirt, red 50 t-shirt, Black 100 t-shirt, Green 250th t-shirt or or at least a parkrun colour!

Sat 30th October Halloween Fancy Dress - get planning your outfit now! We're hoping our dinosaur skeleton will make a visit!

Sat 6th November We are CANCELLED due to Kent Life setting up their fireworks display. Time to plan some touristing.

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Our parkrun heroes

Volunteering is so much fun - just ask anyone that does it and comes back week after week, we LOVE volunteering!!  and we are sure you will too.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Donna CARR • Jonathan LOCK • Jo FRAZER-WISE • Colin EVANS • Palaniappan SASHIKUMAR • Josie BILLINGHAM • Angus WARNE • Angela SMITH • Craig BARDEN • Will GOACHER • Mel PASZKOWSKI • Andrew SMITH • Isla HALSTEAD • Catey BOWLES • Gary LUDWIN • Samantha COPPIN -DERBY • Mick CRANFIELD • Max ELDRIDGE • Erik HOGG • Jackie SMITH • Martin DARBY • Shreya SASHIKUMAR • Ethan BOWLEY • Charlie SMITH • Rhoda EDWARDS • Chris HAWKSWORTH • Ridhima PATTNAYAK

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

The female record is held by Ashley GIBSON who recorded a time of 16:45 on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:03 on 17th September 2016 (event number 182).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sally MUSSON who recorded 90.46% (21:09) on 25th January 2014 (event number 42).

Maidstone parkrun started on 13th April 2013. Since then 12,140 participants have completed 115,937 parkruns covering a total distance of 579,685 km, including 18,462 new Personal Bests. A total of 832 individuals have volunteered 9,385 times.

 

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