Congratulations to the (at least) 73 runners who took part in our 14th virtual parkrun this week and to the 70 of you who remembered to send your results in before you went to bed.
Sorry Kimberley, Louisa and Glen, I made an early start on the processing today. I did go off on a bit of a tangent though so ifyou just want to see the results, please scroll down (quite a bit) and ignore my ramblings....
Six PB's this week;
Well done to
Aidan Kelly, Stacy Hembet, Kate Priest, Joscelyn McInnes, Harry Martinez and Clare Martinez
and to Bob Gear too on his virtual parkrun PB.
This week I'm personally more in the Paul Dobson and Grant Wells camp and "not feeling it"/ "struggling" but there's alway next week.
It was great to see a few people doing their first 5K, their first run for a while, their first parkrun or virtual parkrun.
Well done Lee Brace and Craig Burgess. and welcome to the Maldon prom parkrun family,
Will McAllister, Claire Martinez and Harry Martinez!
Im quite envious when I hear about familes taking part together as Ive been unable to pursuade any of my own to join me.
On that note, I was wondering;
what the collective name for a family of parkrunners might be.
Keeping with the bird theme, Ive gone with flock in my report header for this week. A gaggle would be more appropriate for my own family who definitely talk more than run.
what the largest family collective taking part in a single Maldon event has been or a combined run total.
Its an impossible one to work out though. 4 of the Martinez family ran together for the first time this week. Tony has volunteered at our event on lots of occasions and having completed 47 parkruns might have been celebrating a milestone in different circumastance. Oliver has done 75. Any suggestions/takers?
Not quite in the same league, but I did manage to convince my dog, Roobarb to join me on my cool down this week. She will sadly never be a barkrunner though as she has a bad back and doesn't other dogs.
Not many of you sent in pictures this week but, interestingly, there were a couple of bird pictures. The resident swans at the prom appear to be more welcoming to us parkrunners than the ones in Heybridge.
Thanks to core teammates Gabi and Bob for sending these in.
Jonty the lockdown foal gets more and more handsome every week.
Thank you for sharing him with us.
Finally, another picture from my own Heybridge parkrun. No angry birds.
Have a good week everyone.
Results table immediately below, comments below that. Hope to 'see' you all again next week
And here are your thoughts on your virtual parkrun....
|Alison HUGHES||Thanks team for keeping us all motivated!|
|Amanda Hudson||Lovely run by the river taking in the surroundings|
|Andy Byrom||Friday night run this week so can spend Saturday morning with my grandchildren - hope everyone has a great weekend! As always, thanks for arranging|
|Anita Leaver||Hello to all my friends from Maldon Prom parkrun! I miss you all! xxx|
|Barbara Hammond||Best time this year|
|Barbara Hobbs||Would have been quicker if Nell hadn't decided to take a dip in a stream|
|Belinda Welton||Another glorious run through the woods but still getting slower|
|Bob Gear||After finishing the Maldon Soul Runners 5k training weekly sessions with the aim of getting back under 24 minutes I achieved a Lockdown PB of 23.49!!!|
|Clare Dove||A lovely run from Heybridge Basin to Osea and back.|
|Clare Martinez||My first ever 5K, feeling inspired!!|
|Craig Burgess||First run after pulling my calf, think i still need to rest it a bit!|
|Fiona Griffiths||New route today. (Forgot to send time last week)|
|Gabrielle Boland||The sun, 2 swans and tinkerbell were all at the start to see me off, what an honour. Thanks for keeping us all virtually together|
|Gordon McAulay||Time for a Bacon Sandwich|
|Grant Wells||Well is this getting easier for everyone? I'm struggling.|
|Harry Martinez||My first virtual parkrun and I loved it so much I took my mum out for her first ever 5K run|
|Ian Lucas||Nice to do today's run with a few friends|
|Jacki MUNDY||Beautiful day for my 10th non park run. Delighted with a best time this year|
|Jess Priest||I'm so happy with the result!! Sub 30!|
|John Buchanan||Inaugral running with Jan of Northey Island parkrun. Managed without getting our feet wet and fortunately we didn't run into any angry Vikings. Route ended up being a there and back rather than a loop as sea wall is under repar. (Permission to be on the island can easily be got from the National Trust Northey Island site)|
|Joscelyn MCINNES||A lovely warm, still, afternoon in Burnham Park. We did the 'proper' course this week, so had to contend with the mountain in the middle of each lap, but (unlike last week), I didn't fall over. A very pleasing PB for the Burnham course: yippee!! Thanks to our parkrun chums at Maldon xx|
|Julia Bawden||Another lovely Saturday morning run through Prom Park.|
|Kate Priest||Yes! Quicker than last week! Lockdown PB (not official parkrun PB). Thanks to the parkrun team as always x|
|Kathryn Taylor||More off road running today after a kettlebell session! Heavy legs, but sometimes can improve training!|
|Kirsty Davies||Still regretting wearing the wrong trainers last week. The blisters have done my time no favours this week.|
|Leah Jewiss||Lovely run in the prom, running the parkrun route - first time in months. I've missed that headwind haha! And fab running with Adele Chit chatting all the way and a sub 30 which is always a bonus|
|Lee Brace||Finally back after couple of months of injury. Loving this|
|Lesley Hyland||Hard work today but Beagles enjoyed it|
|Lisa Burgess||We had two virtual parkrun tourists on our course today...... only because they wanted coffee and cake with us afterwards at the finish - which happens to be Papermill Lock!!|
|Michelle Lamarre||Beautiful morning. Swimmer in the river. Sunshine. Blue sky. Red face, puffing like a steam train and feeling sluggish.|
|Neal BEAUMONT||No cheating this week: we did the real Burnham Parkrun course. Lovely warm sunny afternoon, lots of spectators. Thanks to the Maldon Team!!|
|Nicola Martin||Lovely run this morning. Perfect conditions around beautiful Maldon.|
|Oliver Martinez||Thank you|
|Paul Connell||Love the prom, first time here since lockdown, good to briefly see the brilliant Paul Dobson|
|Paul Dobson||Not really feeling it this morning but still pleased!|
|Paul Jewiss||Thank you Parkrun Team|
|Philip Page||Well chuffed!|
|Stacy hembet||Really pleased with a virtual PB! Getting closer to my best time which was before my operation last year!|
|Steve Carter||Wet Wednesday|
|Tony Martinez||A family first of all four of us completing the virtual parkrun this week|
|Tracy Page||Pleased with my time|
|Wendy Aldridge||Great to see lots of runners out there today|
|Will McAllister||First park run|