Virtual parkrun 19

Just the one uploadable photo from Kirsty this week.

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 and your comments

Lisa Burgess PB! :-) Never expected this and not sure how i managed it!!
Far too hot and no one running with me today. Probably wouldn't have gone out if it wasn't for you doing this so thank you!
Wendy Aldridge A big thank you for our results
Clare Mitchell A fun 5k around a familiar route, with canine company :-)
Heather Davies A late run on a hot day!
Katrina Mitchell-Morgan A parkwalk around a local 5k route, it was warm!
Lesley Hyland A stroll today for the 5k Beagles
Kirsty Davies A surprisingly good run in the last light of the day. My goodness did I have to drag myself out to do this though.
kimberley harding A very warm one today so we had a nice plod with a chat 😊
Eddie Brewis A warm and breezy walk.
Joscelyn MCINNES Bad back for me too (like Neal). Sorry .... dashing off to a BBQ.
Glen Laing Cooler than expected. Prom is getting busier.
Julia Bawden Definitely should have gone out earlier, that was a tad warm!
Fiona Griffiths Desperate to be close to the 30 I set off too enthusiastically, then had a challenging field... But I guess the determination ran out.
Barbara Hobbs Early start to keep Nell & Tracker cool. Love to see them run :-). Thanks core team for continuing to provide this - 18 weeks and counting!
Tracy Page East Park NOT Parkrun in Hull ....... Soooo hot!
Michelle Lamarre First not parkrun at the Prom and with other people. So uplifting to spot a few familiar faces whilst I was there too.
Kathryn Taylor I managed to get out before the sun! Still very humid which resulted in a nice sweaty mess!
Elaine Vaughan Lovely social distanced walk at the Prom before it got too hot!
Steve Carter Not too scrappy as I've not run for 10 days or so. Happy with this.
Nicola Martin OMG - there is no more to be said !!!
Neal Beaumont Ouch .... bad back .... so fairly happy with that time. Burnham Parkrun course. Very warm. Thanks!!
Jess Priest Slower than last week but still a good time.
Ann Cardus Soggy
Gabrielle Boland Thanks to the Results Hot Desk Team, it means a lot to us all, and boy it must be hot
Gordon McAulay Up (not] bright and early. Nice to see some familiar faces at the Prom
Kate priest Very pleased with my time in such hot conditions!! Thanks again Maldon Parkrun team x
Philip Page Woh! Wasn't expecting that!

Results from this weeks virtual parkrun:

1 Nicholas Dobson 00:20:29
2 Neal BEAUMONT 00:23:50
3 Philip Page 00:23:59
4 Wendy Aldridge 00:24:49
5 Greg Krzyzanowski 00:25:20
6 Glen Laing 00:25:36
7 Stacy Hember 00:26:35
8 Kate priest 00:27:12
9 Steve Carter 00:27:46
10 Kathryn Taylor 00:27:50
11 Julia Bawden 00:28:06
12 Jess Priest 00:28:18
13 Lisa Burgess 00:29:21 PB
14 Nicola Martin 00:29:25
15 Steven Martin 00:29:25
16 Kirsty Davies 00:29:27
17 Natasha Janes 00:29:31
18 Tracy Page 00:29:39
19 Joscelyn MCINNES 00:30:00
20 Fiona Griffiths 00:30:50
21 Kerry Harding 00:31:09
22 kimberley harding 00:31:12
23 Gordon McAulay 00:31:21
24 Nik Bainbridge 00:31:47
25 Suzie King 00:33:18
26 Heather Davies 00:34:59
27 Patrick Hinchliffe 00:36:55
28 Alison HUGHES 00:38:01
29 Ann Cardus 00:45:51
30 Colin Matthews 00:47:39
31 Jane Matthews 00:47:39
32 Clare Mitchell 00:47:57
33 Eddie Brewis 00:47:57
34 Katrina Mitchell-Morgan 00:47:57
35 Gabrielle Boland 00:53:00
36 Lesley Hyland 00:57:30
37 Elaine Vaughan 00:59:15
38 Michelle Lamarre 00:59:15
39 Barbara Hobbs 00:59:38


Virtual Event 18 – 8th August 2020

Virtual Event #18 - 8th August 2020

Run or walk 5km, any time, anywhere, on Saturday. Send us your results before midnight and we'll publish a set of virtual parkrun results sometime on Sunday.

Submit your result here.

The link will be de-activated after the deadline. Once the results are up they won't be updated. So don't miss the deadline!

Stay safe :-)


Virtual parkrun Number 17 – The hot one!

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Well, I had to start with that glorious picture from Gabi, who also offers us these words:

Saturday was my 100 Milestone and I was thrilled to get there. it’s been nearly 3 years in the making and my time is pretty much the same but those 53 minutes give me time to enjoy the glorious views on a Saturday morning and stick my fingers up at my MS. Thanks to all of you who take control of the Virtual Results Hot Desk each week, you keep us all together virtually, physically and psychologically from the sofa sometimes. It means so much to all of us.

A few more of your photos below this week, thanks to

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Clarevpr 17 c

Michellevpr 17 d

and The Bakewell tartrunnersvpr 17 e

My journalistic skills are as poor as my publishing skills so here, unedited and a straight copy of those you submitted, are your comments on this weeks virtual parkrun.

Nicholas Dobson - A nice and sunny 5km on the Clifton Downs in Bristol. 

Patrick Hinchliffe - 65 today !  I can officially run slower !

Craig Burgess - A long way to go for a parkrun!

Kirsty Davies - A midweek run for us as Mum is away on holiday this Saturday. We don't run in the rain but it stopped for long enough that we didn't have an excuse any more!

Katrina Mitchell-Morgan - A relaxing 5k with George the Miniature Schnauzer.

Clare Mitchell - A steady parkwalk through the harvest fields.

Lesley Hyland - An early morning for the 'Glidling Shuffler' before it got too hot for the 5K Beagles. 

Tracy Page - Bakewell (t) Parkrun tourist. Best bit was the tea cake afterwards!

Jacki MUNDY - Best time this year and what a glorious day, Congratulations to all notparkrunners and thank you to the notparkrun team! You make Saturday morning getting out of bed so easy! 

John Buchanan - First proper attempt for a few weeks and my slowest time for a very long time- amazing how quickly you can lose it!  Thank you to the team for managing this each week- it is this incentive that has got me back into my running shoes!

Tim Huxtable - Good run in tough hot conditions very pleased good pacing from Glen Laing 

Kate priest - Hot!!! Better than last week, but way off my PB. 

Fiona Griffiths - I really am creeping towards that magical 30mins. Thank you for doing this weekly.... It's motivated me.

Jess Priest - I'm so pleased I have smashed it again!! 

kimberley Harding - Just glad to get 5k done, was a very hot and sweaty one today! 

Geoffrey REDDIN - Maldon Prom parkrun course

Barbara Hobbs - My parkrun name 'Eager Dasher' couldn't be further from the truth at the moment :-)

Anita Leaver - Phew! That was a hot one!

Gordon McAulay - Prom in the Dark with additional speeding speed boats, party in the Woods and howling dogs. It's a whole new different world !

Alison HUGHES - Rapid Whippet! Definitely t! :)

Michelle Lamarre - Really needed the motivation to get out this morning.  Hot, stuffy evening = grumpy parkrunner.  Thanks team!

Philip Page - Return of the Bakewell Tarts! :-)

Ann Cardus - slim but shady

Julie Lee-Ranson - Thank you Parkrun Team 

Gabrielle Boland - Thanks to the virtual support team that keep us together each week, it means so much to us all :-)

Barbara Hammond - That was a struggle. In the end just pleased to make it round

Stacy Hember - That was tough today especially as the day before I had PT session, first time since lockdown! 

Glen Laing - The Prom looked beautiful today.

Neal BEAUMONT - This is a bit of a run along the seawall from rth Fambridge to Burnham. It felt quicker than it was.

Lisa Burgess - Tourists at the Bakewell (t) Parkrun with the Bakewell Tarts, Phil, Craig & David! not a bad time either :-)

James obank - Very Hot!! 

Paul Dobson - Warm one on Aldeburgh/Thorpeness beach path

Philip Read - Week 4 of encouraging my youngest to do C25K, bot worried he'll soon be beating me!

Andy Byrom  - Went out at 8am and still hot! All done w so hope everyone has a great weekend

Coming up soon is our 7th anniversary ( always the last Saturday of August), If you have any ideas of how we can celebrate this in a virtual socially distanced manner then please feel free to give us your suggestions.

....and finally what you've all come here for (maybe?) are this weeks virtual results.

1 Nicholas Dobson 20:49
2 Paul Dobson       21:03
3 James obank      22:02
4 Craig Campion 23:50
5 Geoffrey REDDIN 23:56
6 Aidan Kelly 24:50
7 Adele bovingdon 25:31
8 Greg Krzyzawski 26:12
9 Stacy Hember 26:16
10 Neal BEAUMONT 26:25
11 Glen Laing 26:28
12 Tim Huxtable 26:33
13 Philip Page 26:47
14 Craig Burgess 27:06
15 Kathryn Taylor 27:19
16 Julia Bawden 27:31
17 Jess Priest 27:35 PB
18 Kate priest 27:37
19 Andy Byrom 27:49
20 Natasha Janes 28:51
21 Tracy Page 29:01
22 Kirsty Davies 29:24
23 Jackie Burton 29:41
24 Julie Lee-Ranson 29:48
25 Bob Gear 30:04
26 Lisa Burgess 30:07
27 Fiona Griffiths 30:14 PB
28 Kerry Harding 30:56
29 kimberley Harding 31:01
30 Jacki MUNDY 31:17
31 Ella Priest 31:57
32 Heather Davies 31:59
33 Sue BREWSTER 33:57
34 Frederick Baker 34:06
35 Suzie King 34:26
36 Sarah Lane 35:48
37 John Buchanan 36:29
38 Patrick Hinchliffe 36:49
39 Anita Leaver 37:00
40 Lisa Campbell 37:03
41 Michelle Lamarre37:11
42 Philip Read 38:04
43 Barbara Hammond 38:44
44 Alison HUGHES 39:20
45 Ann Cardus 43:35
46 Colin Matthews 49:26
47 Jane Matthews 49:26
48 Lesley Hyland 51:26
49 James Skillern 52:40
50 Barbara Hobbs 53:20
51 Gabrielle Boland53:48
52 Gordon McAulay 56:56
53 Yvonne McAulay 56:56
54 Clare Mitchell 58:50
55 Katrina Mitchell-Morgan 58:50

See you all here again next week, enjoy your running, see some of you at Soul Runners in the week, and most importantly

Stay Safe!

Bob Gear
Virtual Run Director
Maldon Prom parkrun - Facebook - Twitter

Your Core Team:-
Sue Smith - Bob Gear - Belinda Amner - Elaine Vaughan - Alison Hughes - David Stokes - Michelle la Marre - Adele Bovingdon - Gordon McAulay - Gabi Boland - Andrew McGregor - John Buchanan - Jim Skillern


Virtual Event #17 – 1st August 2020

Virtual Event #17 - 1st August 2020

Run or walk 5km, any time, anywhere, on Saturday. Send us your results before midnight and we'll publish a set of virtual parkrun results sometime on Sunday.

Submit your result here.

The link will be de-activated after the deadline. Once the results are up they won't be updated. So don't miss the deadline!

Stay safe :-)


Virtual Event #16 – 25th July 2020 “New Shoes and PB’s Galore”

We had a total of 65 runners, out and about this week doing Virtual parkrun Event #16 which, shall we say, was slightly more wet and windy than the last one !

This Weeks PB's
Another impressive 6 new PB's were set this week.

Very well done to the speedy Adele Bovingdon, Philip Read and Natasha Janes.

It was also PB's all round for the Priest sisters, Jess and Ella and Fiona Griffith's is getting closer to that sub 30 minute barrier every week.

Congratulations one and all.

We Love a Photo :-)
After last weeks appeal we have a few more pictures to share. Please keep them coming.

Tim and Joseph did their run at Whinlatter Forest.

This Way Up !

This Way Up !

View to a Hill

View to a Hill

Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers

Kirsty ran at a location somewhere nearer to home ?

Back at the Prom !

Back at the Prom !

Clare and Eddie sent in these two,

Beach Patrol

Beach Patrol

Soaring High

Soaring High

Lisa and Craig shared this one,

Paper Mill Lock Finish

Paper Mill Lock Finish Line

and Michelle was up bright and early as always !

Rising Sun and a Familiar Face

Rising Sun and a Familiar Face

We'll be Back. Core Team Reunion

New Shoes & Core Team Reunion. We'll be Back !

Virtual Event #16 - Results
This weeks results table can be found below, along with all the various comments from your respective Virtual parkrun's, including Tim Gardiner's run report, of Joseph's and his Freedom Runs, at Whinlatter Forest.

Stay Safe and Well and we’ll catch up with you all at next week's Virtual Event :-)

Position Parkrunner Time  
1 Paul Dobson 00:21:26
2 Paul Jewiss 00:21:54
3 Neal BEAUMONT 00:23:22
4 Adele Bovingdon 00:23:27 PB! :-)
5 Oliver Martinez 00:23:44
6 Dave Ferris 00:23:46
7 Philip Page 00:24:11
8 Geoffrey REDDIN 00:24:16
9 Glen Laing 00:24:36
10 Barbara Alexander 00:24:39
11 Louisa Laing 00:24:45
12 Wendy Aldridge 00:24:56
13 Stacy Hember 00:25:46
14 Greg Krzyzanowski 00:25:54
15 Tony Martinez 00:26:10
16 Kathryn Taylor 00:26:23
17 Andy Byrom 00:27:20
18 Jess Priest 00:27:45 PB! :-)
19 Kate Priest 00:27:55
20 Philip Read 00:27:56 PB! :-)
21 Kirsty Davies 00:28:03
22 Caroline Smith 00:28:04
23 Julia Bawden 00:28:09
24 Steve Carter 00:28:25
25 Natasha Janes 00:28:27 PB! :-)
26 Kimberley Harding 00:28:44
27 Kerry Harding 00:28:45
28 Tracy Page 00:28:45
29 Craig Burgess 00:28:48
30 Nicola Martin 00:29:13
31 Steven Martin 00:29:13
32 Heather Davies 00:29:26
33 Jackie Burton 00:30:25
34 Joscelyn MCINNES 00:30:27
35 Fiona Griffiths 00:30:30 PB! :-)
36 Lisa Burgess 00:30:37
37 Ella Priest 00:31:15 PB! :-)
38 Jacki MUNDY 00:32:44
39 Grant Wells 00:33:13
40 Frederick Baker 00:33:32
41 Barbara Hammond 00:34:25
42 Sue BREWSTER 00:34:32
43 Viv Steele 00:34:59
44 Sarah Lane 00:35:21
45 Michelle Lamarre 00:36:26
46 Patrick Hinchliffe 00:36:44
47 Clare Martinez 00:36:57
48 Suzie King 00:37:46
49 Joseph Gardiner 00:38:29
50 Tim Gardiner 00:38:29
51 Alison HUGHES 00:39:33
52 Colin Matthews 00:39:58
53 Ann Cardus 00:40:55
54 James Skillern 00:51:07
55 Katrina Mitchell-Morgan 00:52:15
56 Gabrielle Boland 00:54:24
57 Clare Mitchell 00:56:25
58 Eddie Brewis 00:56:25
59 Lesley Hyland 00:59:27
60 Barbara Hobbs 01:01:10
61 Catriona McAulay 01:13:07
62 Claire McAulay 01:13:07
63 Dan Marshall 01:13:07
64 Yvonne McAulay 01:13:07
65 Gordon McAulay 01:13:07

And here are your thoughts on your virtual parkrun....

Name Comment
Early start today before
it gets too hot - wishing you all a great weekend!
Ann Cardus Staying up whilst Garmin is down.
Barbara Hammond Nice fresh morning. Better time this week
Barbara Hobbs parkwalk for me today. Hate being injured but glad we
still got our virtual Maldon Prom parkrun. Thanks core team :-)
Catriona McAulay Great to be back in Maldon!
Claire McAulay Nice walk by the river with a short bit of running at the
Clare Mitchell parkwalk along the beach at Caister, with George the dog.
Craig Burgess Pleased I did it with no injuries!
Dan Marshall Refreshing walk by the river.
Eddie Brewis 5k on Caister beach, tough on the sand with a head wind!
Ella Priest Best time yet in lockdown!!
Fiona Griffiths Faster :-)
Gabrielle Boland A grey morning but it's always sunny in my heart when
thinking of you all :-)
Geoffrey REDDIN Bunham-on-Crouch parkrun course
Glen Laing Did the PR course with eldest and friends. Excellent
Gordon McAulay Walk out with the family. First time since Lockdown
Grant Wells Need to get back on it!
Greg Krzyzanowski Good, better, best never rest - till good be better and
better best
Jacki MUNDY Weekend away and still managed a nonparkrun
Jess Priest So very pleased and happy!! Absolutely smashed my previous
PB of 29.14! Let's do it again next week!!
Joscelyn MCINNES Phew ..... a tough run round Burnham parkrun course on a
windy morning. My heart wasn't really in it today, so happy with that time. Thanks to Neal for dragging me round.
Joseph Gardiner Freedom run of Whinlatter Forest parkrun with dad. No
watch stopping! Hardest parkrun in the UK but what a beautiful mountain forest to run through.
Kate Priest Struggled this week and way off target, but was expected after training was out of sorts this week and I gave blood. SO SO incredibly pleased and proud of the girls for their PBs though! Tony Martinez, watch out, I'm coming after you next week!!!!!
Katrina Mitchell-Morgan Trumpington Meadows 5k in the rain....
Kimberley Harding A very sweaty run!!
Kirsty Davies No foal photo this week as we took a trip to the prom to
run the normal course. I was lovely not to navigate gates and styles!
Lesley Hyland After last weeks course record a more sedate stroll
Lisa Burgess Really happy with This :-)
Hopefully another Sub 30 soon!
Michelle Lamarre I'm thinking and hoping that this is a virtual parkrun PB. Need to resurrect anologue tracking as, with Garmin down I can't check BUT it's (not)parkrun PB and 3 seconds faster than the anything I can currently check back to (I ran 36:29 on 23rd May) so I am taking it! In terms of motivation, every little helps. I'd love to get back to actual park running and a post injury PB of mid 35's this year.
Natasha Janes Thank you to all organisers. Keep running Maldon and Go
Team Legends!
Neal BEAUMONT Burnham Parkrun course again this morning. I did it twice: once, clockwise, with Jos, then again, anticlockwise, by myself. A breezy southerly, made some sections hard work. Thanks Maldon!!
Nicola Martin Breezy but humid. Went out later today and lovely to see
so many other park runners :-)
Oliver Martinez Still room for some improvement, I need to get into the
Paul Dobson Not feeling it at all - very lethargic!
Paul Jewiss Lovely run around Purleigh. Why do I finish with a
Philip Page SMASHED IT!!
Fastest 5K since 17/11/2018 :-)
Philip Read Up and at it early to beat the rain! Have a great weekend everyone.
Steve Carter Not feeling it this morning, might have been the double
helping of Thai style chilli chicken I had last night, or maybe the bottle of Sauvignon Blanc...
Sue BREWSTER Up and down the Cornish countyside today.
Tim Gardiner Ran above the rain clouds at the UK's highest and hilliest (c. 660 ft., 200 m) parkrun with Joseph. Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District is a spectacular and challenging location for a parkrun, so we treated it like a proper Saturday run with no watch stopping. After a false sense of security from the short downhill sprint at the start, it's constantly uphill for a mile and a half which is soul destroying to be honest, before a brief downhill section, then more crushing elevation through the pines, in which a red squirrel could be lurking! The best advice is to speed walk when it becomes quicker than jogging, just don't stop moving forward! Save your energy for the most euphoric finish to any parkrun: a downhill sprint for half a mile to a large wooden Gruffalo owl! The route is lined with orchids and plenty of common green grasshoppers at their highest altitude in the Lake District. If you have any energy left, a trek to the summit of Seat How (1624 ft., 495 m) will reward you with spectacular views of the Lakes including distant Scafell Pike.
Tony Martinez New virtual PB :-) whoop whoop. Thank you PR team.
Tracy Page Enjoying the route - particularly the downhill bits!
Wendy Aldridge That was a struggle today!
Yvonne McAulay Fantastic to Virtual parkrun with family again

Virtual Event #15 – 18th July 2020 “Some Like it Hot !”

Wow that was a bit of a Scorcher! Hopefully you all managed to get your Virtual parkrun’s in before it got too Hot on Saturday.

We had a total of 56 runners, out and about this week doing Virtual parkrun Event #15.

This Weeks PB's
Despite the heat a very respectable 6 new PB’s were set.

Well done to Oliver & Harry Martinez, Mark Wilkinson and Stacy Hember who all recorded new best times.

Also congratulations to Fiona Griffths who broke the 31 minute barrier for the first time and to Kate Priest who set her fastest lockdown time so far.

We Love a Photo :-)
Please keep sending your pictures in. In the absence of seeing you in person, its great to see what you are all up to on your personal Virtual runs. We have received a couple this week to share.

Michelle sent us a montage of the sights around Heybridge Basin canal and Kirsty came across this distinguished looking fellow on her travels.



Don’t forget in the continuing absence of official parkrun events we now also have (not)parkrun.

This is an opportunity for parkrunners to submit a time for a 5k walk, jog or run, on a route of your choosing, on any day of the week. Results can be recorded via your own profile page and will be displayed on our website.

Virtual Event #15 - Results
This weeks results table can be found below, along with all the various comments from your respective Virtual parkrun's.

Stay Safe and Well and we’ll catch up with you all at next week's Virtual Event :-)

Position Parkrunner Time  
1 Paul Dobson 00:18:56
2 Gary POOLE 00:20:42
3 Mark Wilkinson 00:20:51 PB! :-)
4 Paul Jewiss 00:22:22
5 Oliver Martinez 00:23:13 PB! :-)
6 Bob Priest 00:23:25
7 Libby Watson 00:23:43
8 Wendy Aldridge 00:23:49
9 Geoffrey REDDIN 00:24:42
10 Ian Lucas 00:24:48
11 Frances Gridley 00:25:04
12 Stacy Hember 00:25:07 PB! :-)
13 Greg Krzyzanowski 00:25:17
14 Philip Page 00:25:21
15 Aidan Kelly 00:25:25
16 Jeremy MUNDY 00:25:31
17 Amanda Hudson 00:25:41
18 Steve Carter 00:26:37
19 Kate Priest 00:26:38 PB! :-)
20 David Gridley 00:27:10
21 Tony Martinez 00:27:10
22 Andy Byrom 00:27:14
23 Leah Jewiss 00:27:25
24 Lee Brace 00:27:26
25 Julia Bawden 00:27:47
26 Meryl Dobson 00:28:19
27 Craig Burgess 00:28:20
28 Tracy Page 00:28:47
29 Julie Lee-Ranson 00:29:48
30 Caroline Hare 00:30:01
31 Jess Priest 00:30:36
32 Fiona Griffiths 00:30:55 PB! :-)
33 Jackie Burton 00:31:37
34 Lisa Burgess 00:31:38
35 Kimberley Harding 00:31:49
36 Harry Martinez 00:32:28 PB! :-)
37 Ella Priest 00:33:02
38 Heather Davies 00:33:13
39 Gordon McAulay 00:33:20
40 Sue BREWSTER 00:33:41
41 Kirsty Davies 00:34:30
42 Viv Steele 00:35:01
43 Suzie King 00:35:03
44 Tracey Plane 00:35:17
45 Patrick Hinchliffe 00:36:39
46 Barbara Hammond 00:36:51
47 Ann Cardus 00:38:04
48 Yvonne McAulay 00:38:58
49 Alison HUGHES 00:39:12
50 Lesley Hyland 00:40:23
51 Colin Matthews 00:40:38
52 Michelle Lamarre 00:42:36
53 Joanne Dennis 00:44:45
54 Barbara Hobbs 00:47:45
55 James Skillern 00:52:32
56 Gabrielle Boland 00:54:08

And here are your thoughts on your virtual parkrun....

Name Comment
Another hot one!
Amanda Hudson Deffo getting slower but fantastic to be out in the
countryside. Thanks for arranging this.
Andy Byrom Hotter this morning than it seemed when I started - take
Ann Cardus Round and round in circles and sweaty to boot
Barbara Hammond Best run of the year last week followed by one of my worst
Barbara Hobbs Struggling with a poorly knee - even Nell and Tracker
didn't wait for me! :-)
Caroline Hare A season's PB
Craig Burgess Pulled my calf again about half way but carried on at
slower pace to finish it.
Fiona Griffiths Yay, I've broken the 31mins for a parkrun.
Gabrielle Boland Thanks for keep us all motivated :-)
Gary POOLE Back on the usual Prom course...
Gordon McAulay Plod in the Shade to avoid the Sun which promptly
disappeared straight after.
Harry Martinez I'm pleased with my time but my goal is to be quicker.
Ian Lucas Lovely run in the sunshine
James Skillern Better time as back at the Prom
Jeremy MUNDY Over ran the finish ooops
Jess Priest In the heat I am pleased with the time.
Joanne Dennis Lovely chatty slow run with Elaine & Viv
Kate Priest Virtual/ lockdown parkrun PB! Absolutely chuffed to bits to get 26 at the start!! Haven't had that since June 2016 and only 10 seconds off my actual PB set in
September 2014!! Thanks to the parkrun team as always!
Kimberley Harding Paced a friend from work today and we decided to do it on the Maldon parkrun course which was so good to be back on it, albeit with a
lot less people than the last time I ran it pre lockdown! Also remembered to log my time this week so win win
Kirsty Davies That was horrific. Anyone got any tricks for getting rid
of stitch/side cramps?
Leah Jewiss Final run of my 15week Garmin training plan to speed up my 5k time and am absolutely chuffed with this time! Only 1min off my 5 years
younger/2 stone lighter PB so I'm really pleased with this! Damn near killed me though. Kate Priest/Tony Martinez coming for you :-)
Lee Brace Tired run with heavy Joe Wick's aches and too much
lockdown hair!
Lesley Hyland Yay - a course PB today:-)
Libby Watson Lovely early morning prom run :) Thank you for helping me
to get out for a timed run
Lisa Burgess Slower this week :-( but I've done a few more miles in the
week. Can't wait for a proper Parkrun,
but until then thank you for doing this every week.
Michelle Lamarre Poor sleep. Running at almost my walking pace BUT I got out there and felt better for
doing it. Brief pit stop for pictures and a post event cooldown (although it was getting warm by then) with Roobarb
the dog.
Oliver Martinez I enjoyed that ; ) Thank you PR team.
Paul Dobson Muggy, but very satisfied!
Paul Jewiss Time for a G&T :-)
Philip Page 1st completely run 'run' in 13 weeks!!
Stacy Hember Another PB! Was hoping to get under 25 but maybe in
another few weeks!
Steve Carter Needed that! 1sec off my VPR PB. Not too shabby after a bit of pre run
Petrescue and the revenge of some out of date French beer.
Sue BREWSTER Summer Runnin'
Tony Martinez Still some work to do.
Tracey Plane Well done everyone- got to love a Saturday 5km!
Tracy Page Carbed up on beer!!!!
Wendy Aldridge wow that was a warm one. Thank you.
Yvonne McAulay Saw a buzzard rising on the thermals, and picked first blackberries of the year for breakfast

Virtual event #14 11th July 2020 Angry v Friendly Birds and a family Martinez flock

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.

sun, swans and tinkerbelle


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 :-)

Position Parkrunner Time  
1 Paul Dobson 0:19:22  
2 Paul Connell 0:20:47  
3 Nicholas Dobson 0:21:04  
4 Paul Jewiss 0:21:47  
5 Simon Priest 0:21:57  
6 Neal BEAUMONT 0:22:53  
7 Bob Priest 0:23:07  
8 Aidan Kelly 0:23:32 PB! :-)
9 Ian Lucas 0:23:39  
10 Bob Gear 0:23:49  
11 Dave Ferris 0:23:49  
12 Oliver Martinez 0:23:58  
13 Wendy Aldridge 0:24:32  
14 Stacy hembet 0:25:10 PB! :-)
15 Amanda Hudson 0:26:00  
16 Lee Brace 0:26:39  
17 Mark McKinnell 0:26:41  
18 Andy Byrom 0:26:58  
19 Kate Priest 0:27:18 PB! :-)
20 Steve Carter 0:27:21  
21 Nicola Martin 0:27:36  
22 Steven Martin 0:27:36  
23 Julia Bawden 0:27:44  
24 Philip Page 0:27:54  
25 Ann-Marie Bearne 0:28:15  
26 Kathryn Taylor 0:28:21  
27 Paul GREGORY 0:28:30  
28 Tracy Page 0:28:46  
29 Craig Burgess 0:28:47  
30 Philip Read 0:28:57  
31 Jess Priest 0:29:26  
32 Leah Jewiss 0:29:36  
33 Dawn Pepper 0:29:38  
34 Joscelyn MCINNES 0:29:47 PB! :-)
35 Kerry Harding 0:30:06  
36 Will McAllister 0:30:10  
37 Julie Lee-Ranson 0:30:40  
38 Lisa Burgess 0:30:51  
39 Jacki MUNDY 0:31:17  
40 Fiona Griffiths 0:32:00  
41 Gordon McAulay 0:32:00  
42 Caroline Hare 0:32:06  
43 Elaine Ferris 0:32:10  
44 Belinda Welton 0:32:16  
45 Grant Wells 0:32:24  
46 Sasha Rush 0:32:37  
47 Ella Priest 0:32:43  
48 Heather Davies 0:33:00  
49 Harry Martinez 0:33:03 PB! :-)
50 Tony Martinez 0:33:03  
51 Kirsty Davies 0:33:07  
52 Suzie King 0:33:17  
53 Frederick Baker 0:33:50  
54 Barbara Hammond 0:34:07  
55 Clare Martinez 0:34:46 PB! :-)
56 Tracey Plane 0:35:33  
57 Anita Leaver 0:36:14  
58 Patrick Hinchliffe 0:36:22  
59 Michelle Lamarre 0:38:16  
60 Clare Dove 0:39:00  
61 Alison HUGHES 0:39:20  
62 Ann Cardus 0:39:48  
63 Colin Matthews 0:40:27  
64 Sue BREWSTER 0:41:05  
65 Lesley Hyland 0:43:12  
66 Barbara Hobbs 0:43:15  
67 Gabrielle Boland 0:54:08  
68 Jan Buchanan 0:55:16  
69 John Buchanan 0:55:16  
70 James Skillern 1:10:33

And here are your thoughts on your virtual parkrun....

Name Comment
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
Ann Cardus Bootiful
Ann-Marie Bearne :-)
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 :-)

Virtual Event #13 4th July 2020 New Zealand is back

Thank you all for sending in your results and pictures from you 5K adventures this weekend. Virtual volunteer 'report writing' and 'photographer' credits to you all.

We didn't reach triple figure this week but still a good turnout and I know that some people have now switched to recording their results on the (not) parkrun results page instead. It is great to see your comments and pictures here but as long as you are enjoying your parkrunning, it is all good.

Congratulations to Tim Huxtable and Kate Priest on their PB's and to Adele for remembering to add her finish time this week.


I'm particularly pleased to see some 4 legged parkrunners this week in amongst the pictures.

Woof, woof to prom regulars Nell and Tracker and to Blake who appears to be offering cool down support.

I'm wondering if anyone else is running in a personalised Apricot shirt too?


Have a great week and see you all again soon.


Results table immediately below, comments and photos below that. Hope to 'see' you all again next week :-)

Position Parkrunner Time  
1 Paul Dobson 0:18:45  
2 Nicholas Dobson 0:21:22  
3 Simon Priest 0:21:47  
4 Neal BEAUMONT 0:22:40  
5 Ben Turnbull 0:22:41  
6 Bob Priest 0:23:06  
7 Wendy Aldridge 0:24:03  
8 Aidan Kelly 0:24:13  
9 Geoffrey REDDIN 0:24:44  
10 Amanda Hudson 0:24:51  
11 Libby Watson 0:24:52  
12 Tim Huxtable 0:25:11 PB! :-)
13 Greg Krzyzanowski 0:25:22  
14 Oliver Martinez 0:25:32  
15 Craig Campion 0:25:44  
16 Kerry Harding 0:26:10  
17 Stacy Hember 0:26:10  
18 Kimberley Harding 0:26:11  
19 Tony Martinez 0:26:22  
20 Adele Bovingdon 0:26:55  
21 Andy Byrom 0:26:56  
22 Kate Priest 0:27:34 PB! :-)
23 Ian Lucas 0:27:35  
24 Jackie Robinson 0:27:58  
25 Julia Bawden 0:28:04  
26 Ann-Marie Bearne 0:28:17  
27 Tracy Page 0:28:47  
28 Meryl Dobson 0:29:01  
29 Jackie Burton 0:29:14  
30 Nicola Martin 0:29:16  
31 Steven Martin 0:29:16  
32 Joscelyn MCINNES 0:29:17  
33 Julia Coppen 0:29:42  
34 Jenny Layley 0:29:45  
35 Tracey plane 0:30:19  
36 Julie Lee-Ranson 0:30:43  
37 Lisa Burgess 0:30:55  
38 Leah Jewiss 0:31:20  
39 Claire Emptage 0:31:29  
40 Kirsty Davies 0:31:54  
41 Jess Priest 0:32:02  
42 Frederick Baker 0:32:30  
43 Grant Wells 0:33:06  
44 Siobhan Humm 0:33:06  
45 Ella Priest 0:33:15  
46 Ruth Francks 0:33:17  
47 Caroline Hare 0:33:38  
48 Sasha Rush 0:34:26  
49 Heather Davies 0:34:34  
50 Barbara Hammond 0:34:42  
51 Steve Carter 0:34:46  
52 Ann Cardus 0:34:54  
53 Stephanie morgan 0:35:03  
54 Sue Greenhill 0:35:16  
55 Suzie King 0:35:34  
56 Belinda Welton 0:35:42  
57 Julie Bennett 0:35:56  
58 Patrick Hinchliffe 0:37:18  
59 Michelle Lamarre 0:37:39  
60 Tim Gardiner 0:38:53  
61 Colin Matthews 0:40:06  
62 Alison HUGHES 0:40:26  
63 Sue Brewster 0:41:20  
64 Lesley Hyland 0:42:43  
65 Barbara Hobbs 0:42:58  
66 Clare Mitchell 0:49:32  
67 Katrina Mitchell-Morgan 0:49:32  
68 Gabrielle Boland 0:54:14  
69 Eddie Brewis 0:54:35  
70 Jan Buchanan 0:56:04  
71 John Buchanan 0:56:04  
72 James Skillern 1:08:28

And here are your thoughts and pictures from your virtual parkrun....


Name Comment
Alison HUGHES Love that we can still take part in "parkrun". Miss you all though!
Amanda Hudson I don't think I've another PB in me but still great being out. Thanks for doing this
Andy Byrom All done early to beat the rain, but breezy though - thanks as always for arranging
Ann Cardus Hubby beat me 10 minutes so he is putting the kettle on
Ann-Marie Bearne Bit windy out there! :-)
Barbara Hammond Cleared the cobwebs! Pleased overall with my run
Barbara Hobbs Good to see NZ back parkrunning - hopefully us in the near future. Thanks to core team for continuing to provide us with our virtual parkrun till then.
Belinda Welton Oh dear getting slower but Tess the pointer was too lazy today to come and help pull me round :-)
Ben Turnbull Great conditions! Went out too quick though!
Caroline Hare Caught myself smiling after struggling up Abbey Turning :-)
Clare Mitchell A breezy 5k around the common, warm and mizzly.
Eddie Brewis Lovely 5k walk around the common on a busy Saturday morning.
Gabrielle Boland A grey but beautiful morning, I could imagine you all running past me at great speed :-)
Geoffrey REDDIN Midday at the Prom is too busy to run a parkrun quick.
Grant Wells Thank you for organising this. Each week the runs get tougher and slower for me. Can't wait to be back with all the Maldon Prom parkrun family.
Greg Krzyzanowski ... and I'm feeling good :-)
Ian Lucas Nice gentle run with a couple of friends
Jackie Burton Thanks again to the team for giving us a reason to run on a windy humid day :-)
Jackie Robinson Lovely evening trotting with Welly dog and a socially distanced bunch of us up and down Felixstowe sea front followed by a swim and picnic from the campervan- happy times are returning!
Jan Buchanan The wettest ever here in Wales!
Jess Priest Disappointed as wanted a sub 30....
John Buchanan Inaugural parkrun at St Brides near where i am still working in South Glamorgan. Bit of everything- farm, woods, hill, rain and sheep!
Joscelyn MCINNES Very happy with that time, particularly as I fell over towards the end (got a nasty graze on my left arm: ouch!). We ran along Marsh Road, Burnham. Thanks!!
Julie Bennett Lovely route round the sea wall and canal. Still missing Parkrun Saturdays as much as ever!
Kate Priest YESSSSS!!! Sub 28 this week! Not an official parkrun PB, but definitely a lockdown PB!! SOOOOO pleased!! Thanks as always to Maldon parkrun team x
Katrina Mitchell-Morgan A steady 5k with George the miniature schnauzer.
Kimberley Harding Followed it up with some strawberry picking!
Kirsty Davies I wore the wrong trainers today and now I have two very large blisters! Oops. A mistake I will not make again.
Leah Jewiss "Easy" run as part of my training plan to get a quicker 5k. Enjoyable run - cool, drizzly, cloudy and a light breeze. Just the way I like it!
Lesley Hyland We love doing these 'freedom' non parkruns - off our leads again today - Nell & Tracker, the 5k Beagles.
Libby Watson A more leisurely run this morning, enjoyed it a lot. Usual parkrun course and saw a few other runners out bright and early :-)
Lisa Burgess New Not Parkrun route today, still just about in the 30's too so happy with that.
Michelle Lamarre A not(parkrun) PB but not a virtual run PB
Neal BEAUMONT Another windy day, so I cheated (again), by running east to west along Marsh Road, Burnham, starting at the top of the railway bridge. Spinnaker all the way. Thanks again to all fellow parkrunners: be careful in the pub tonight!
Nicola Martin Breezy, humid and drizzle but a lovely run nonetheless.
Paul Dobson Delighted!
Ruth Francks 1st lockdown not a parkrun - was nice to be out again!
Siobhan Humm Fab trail run with Steph! hopefully not too long before we see you all ,thanks as always for keeping us going xxx
Stacy Hember Really struggled today and the wind didn't help!
Stephanie morgan A new trail route :-)
Steve Carter Slow start helping Mrs C with her C25K, then picked it up a bit. Good to be out, but can't wait for a "proper" Parkrun. Thanks guys.
Sue Brewster Bit of a breezy one today!
Tim Gardiner I decided on a freedom crawl of Great Yarmouth North Beach parkrun in the wind and soft sand - dystopian parkrun purgatory with 38:53 (official pb 33:41) after 29:26 at Harwich earlier in week - it will tear your soul apart.....a guy on a bench laughed as I passed him on both laps, encouraging me with 'go easy fella!' Hilarious chap!!! Think the average time is only gonna head south on this one, which has just been ranked as the hardest parkrun in the UK with an average run time of over 36 mins! I'll never moan about the Maldon Prom slopes or off-road section ever again....promise
Tim Huxtable Thought it was too windy for a fast run today but smashed it equalled my PB
Tony Martinez Not quite a PB but a 5yr best so I'll take that. Thank you for the motivation :-)
Tracey plane Well done ever
Tracy Page Pleased with this time after not running for 2 weeks.
Wendy Aldridge Thank you preparing our results!

Virtual event #012 – 27th June 2020 – a change of weather

The weather this Saturday was changed though it looks like some of you did your run earlier in the week while it was still hot, hot, hot! Disappointingly only one photo this week, of the lovely foal Jonty and his family. It was good to see you on Sunday Kirsty :-)

It is, however, always great to read your comments. We love to hear where you've run, who and what you've seen along the way, and how much it means to you that we're all keeping in touch. Many of you have commented that you're looking forward to being back in the Prom soon and we all echo that sentiment. The reality is that it's unlikely to happen until restrictions on group gatherings are lifted completely. This is because the policy is that events won't re-start until all events in that country can be included, to avoid putting pressure on other nearby events. This means that until Bushy parkrun, with its 1,000+ runners is free to re-start, I'm afraid you'll have to content yourselves with our virtual events.

Sooo, pleeease do keep your results, your comments and your photos rolling in each week, they keep us going just as we keep you going :-) Let's see if we can get our numbers back to three figures, if you know a parkrunner who isn't joining in, why not challenge them to some friendly competition, or offer to make them a post-run brekkie that they can't resist! See if you can help them find their mojo ;-)

I look forward to checking those numbers next week :-)

Name Comment
Aidan Kelly We celebrated the 6th Birthday of Great Notley Parkrun by running the course
Amanda Hudson Wasn't sure about running as back been bad but this gave me the push I needed to get out. Thanks again for doing this - hopefully real Parkrun soon...
Andy Byrom Early start, drizzle and a breeze - lovely! Thanks again
Anita Leaver I am really looking forward to when we can all meet again in the Promenade Park!
Ann Cardus Cool run in the rain. Lovely.
Barbara Hammond Wet and windy. Disappointingly slow
Barbara Hobbs Yay - course PB for Team Beagle today! :-)
Craig Burgess Got caught in the rain!
Craig vernon First run in 21 days
Gabrielle Boland Thanks for keeping us virtually together on a Saturday morning :-)
Gordon McAulay Lockdown & Heaviest Weight PBs. I need to Social Distance from the Fridge !
Heather Davies Evening run to celebrate my birthday in lockdown - not how I would usually have spent it!
Jacki MUNDY Fastest time this year :-)
Jackie Robinson Thank you Maldon Prom parkrun core team
Jess Priest I'm so happy with my time! I knocked 5 mins off from last week. Sub 30 next week!
John Buchanan Great to accompany Jan on her 2nd ever full parkrun. Fantastic route into the park, along the prom to pay our respects to Byrhtnoth, past the quay and the Queens Head, past Maldon Salt and the shipyards where Pudge is just now, up market hill and a quick diversion into Farmers Yard to pick up some beer for the afternoon before the finishing straight along Park Road.
Joscelyn MCINNES Phew!!! That was very hard work today, with very strong southerly wind.
Joseph Gardiner Run with dad around the Rendlesham UFO Trail. No aliens, but it was a fun run through the forest.
Julie Bennett Managed to miss the rain!
Kate Priest Gutted I still didn't quite manage a 27 at the start!
Thanks as always to the parkrun team. Missing everybody!!
Kerry Hyland Glad of a bit of cooler weather to run in! Thank you park run people
Kevin Lagan Lovely jogging weather again.Good to see so many people jogging around Maldon this morning.
Kimberley Harding So muggy!! We had a chatty plod today :-) :-)
Kirsty Davies Happy birthday Mum (Heather) xxx
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Lesley Hyland Cooler weather and cool Beagles!
Libby Watson Tired legs today! Always good to get out though, and early prom run just before the rain came.. Thank you :)
Lisa Burgess Happy with my time today. Great to get out but got caught in the rain. Really missing the real Parkrun now and can't wait to get back to it :-)
Lisa Campbell Ran today's 5k as part of a 10k. A bit wet at times.
Martin SERGEANT Refreshing rainy run.
Maurice Keane Harder than I thought with the wind!
Michelle Lamarre I love where I live and my Heybridge parkrun but I'm missing the Prom now, the support I get from other parkrunners as I make my way down that final bit, past the amphitheatre and then all the way to the funnel. Definitely miss my post parkrun cake.
Neal BEAUMONT Burnham Parkrun course: seriously strong southerly breeze today. Thanks yet again to the virtual team.
Nicola Martin A very humid run but also very lucky as just arrived home and rain started.
Oliver Martinez Just very hot. Too hot!! : )
Paul Dobson Not ideal conditions but still pleased :-)
Paul GREGORY Rainy run kept me cool
Sasha Rush Being chased by the rain :-(
STACY Hember Training out my new insoles fingers crossed they help! Thanks guys for for your support
Steve Carter Much cooler this week, but well off the pace today.
Steve Robinson I jeffed it but I jeffed it 8 mins faster than my last jeffing attempt :-)
Tim Gardiner A run with my son Joseph around the Rendlesham Forest UFO Trail, which is around 5k. We didn't see any aliens, but enjoyed the sandy glade running! A haiku for the run from the parkrun poet:

the remains
of Britain's Roswell
trail of ice cream
Tim Huxtable Did the Park Run course at 2:30 so nice to be out on the course
Tony Martinez What was I thinking, hottest day of the year so far!! :-)
Wendy Aldridge Thanks Jamie for helping me get my Southminster lockdown pb :-)
Jamie Aldridge Does this mean I can have a dog now?

Results table immediately below.

Position Parkrunner Time  
1 Paul Dobson 00:19:28
2 Maurice Keane 00:19:31 PB! :-)
3 Martin SERGEANT 00:20:21
4 Simon Priest 00:21:44
5 Dave Ferris 00:23:13
6 Bob Priest 00:23:16
7 Jamie Aldridge 00:23:26
8 Wendy Aldridge 00:23:26
9 Neal BEAUMONT 00:23:33
10 Libby Watson 00:23:36
11 Aidan Kelly 00:24:10
12 Amanda Hudson 00:25:24
13 Jackie Robinson 00:25:25
76 Barbara Alexander 00:25:25
14 Oliver Martinez 00:25:43
15 STACY Hember 00:25:55
16 Tim Huxtable 00:26:00
17 Craig Burgess 00:26:56
18 Kevin Lagan 00:27:12
19 Andy Byrom 00:27:19
20 Tony Martinez 00:27:20
21 Joseph Gardiner 00:27:48
22 Tim Gardiner 00:27:48
23 Julia Bawden 00:27:59
24 Kate Priest 00:28:04
25 Nicola Martin 00:28:06
26 Steven Martin 00:28:06
27 Kerry Hyland 00:28:22
28 Steve Carter 00:28:54
29 Julia Coppen 00:29:19
30 Paul GREGORY 00:29:30
31 Gary Maynard 00:29:38
32 Gordon McAulay 00:29:40 PB! :-)
33 Kirsty Davies 00:29:42
34 Jackie Burton 00:29:46
35 Leah Jewiss 00:30:07
36 Kerry Harding 00:30:18
37 Kimberley Harding 00:30:19
38 Lisa Burgess 00:30:36
39 Jess Priest 00:30:38
40 Joscelyn MCINNES 00:30:40
41 Julie Lee-Ranson 00:30:41
42 Elaine Ferris 00:31:02
43 Claire Emptage 00:31:04
44 Jacki MUNDY 00:31:14
45 Jeremy MUNDY 00:31:14
46 Sasha Rush 00:31:22
47 Heather Davies 00:32:14
48 David Stokes 00:32:29
49 Fiona Griffiths 00:32:50
50 Grant Wells 00:33:25
51 Ella Priest 00:33:35
52 Craig vernon 00:33:38
53 Suzie King 00:34:34
54 Steve Robinson 00:34:52
55 Sue Greenhill 00:35:14
56 Frederick Baker 00:35:19
57 Lisa Campbell 00:35:20
58 Sarah Lane 00:35:23 PB! :-)
59 Barbara Hammond 00:36:00
60 Abigail Lagan 00:36:12
61 Julie Bennett 00:36:17
62 Anita Leaver 00:36:39
63 Patrick Hinchliffe 00:37:18
64 Michelle Lamarre 00:39:34
65 Sue Brewster 00:40:26
66 Tracey Plane 00:40:42
67 Ann Cardus 00:40:51
68 Colin Matthews 00:41:15
69 Lesley Hyland 00:41:20
70 Barbara Hobbs 00:41:21
71 Clare Dove 00:47:15
72 Gabrielle Boland 00:56:08
73 James Skillern 00:57:15
74 Jan Buchanan 01:00:01
75 John Buchanan 01:00:01

Virtual event #011 – 20th June 2020 –

Despite the launch of HQ's (not)parkrun this week, 72 of you still entered our virtual event in Maldon, thank you for continuing to support us. Going forward from here, we are happy to put on our local virtual event alongside (not)parkrun, for as long as you want it. Most of all we enjoy reading your comments and hearing how you find ways to motivate yourselves to keep going.

So for that reason, we're posting your comments and photos first, as they're really what this is all about. Supporting each other and staying in touch so we don't become strangers. Hope to 'see' you all again next week :-)

And here are your thoughts on your virtual parkrun....

Name Comment
Thank you Maldon Prom Parkrun Core Team :-)
Amanda Hudson Another hot one. Thanks again for keeping the park run spirit alive
Andrew Halling Nice conditions early at 07.30, and broke the 27 minute barrier for the first time!
Andy Byrom Nice early start to the weekend - thanks again for arranging
Ann Cardus Unloopy route with a few pavement dodges
Ann-Marie Bearne :-)
Barbara Hammond Lovely morning with fresh breeze
Barbara Hobbs Thanks again for providing this for parkrunners-and of course the dogs :-)
Craig Burgess Ran Virtual 5k with Nadine
Fiona Griffiths Accidentally paused Strava, so missed the first 0.6miles, realised and started recording and my parkrun from there. That was disappointing and made it hard. I know others warm up by running, I can't comprehend this.
Gary Maynard Good run today and a new PB
Geoffrey Reddin Burnham-on-Crouch parkrun
Glen Laing New haircut and nice run with Louisa Laing.
Gordon McAulay Where's Tufty the Squirrel when you need him!
Gordon 1

Gordon 2

Greg Krzyzanowski Hard work is paying off :-)
James Obank Fastest 5k ever! Going for a top 5 finish!
JAmie Aldridge Well done mum!
Jill McKinnell Thank you Park Run team!
Joanne Dennis Walked
Joscelyn MCINNES It was a tad hot today and I was wearing the wrong trousers (that's my excuse for not getting a pb). We did however do the actual Burnham parkrun course today and even with dodging the humans and dogs it was a pb for the course .... :-)
Julia Bawden Should have tried the birthday cake diet before to get a PB!
Julie Lee-Ranson Thank you Parkrun Team. :-)
Kate Priest Virtual parkrun PB!!!
Kimberley Harding Burning off the giant ice cream I ate yesterday!!!!
Kim H
Kirsty Davies Not my speediest one today but it is nice to be back out in lovely sunshine.
Lesley Hyland Another opportunity for a bit of 'off the lead' parkrun for Nell & Tracker :-)
Libby WATSON Thank you to the guy in the blue top running the course ahead of me - super pace!
Lisa Burgess Tail walking with Tracy P!
Michelle Lamarre I was really not feeling like running when I woke up this morning. Glad that we still have our virtual runs happening on a Saturday as it motivated me to put on my parkrun tee and flatband and get out there. Missing my post run cake stop today.
Neal BEAUMONT We did the proper Burnham parkrun course at miday. Lovely and sunny, but lots of tourists wandering around. It's been a heavy week training: so happy with the time. Thank you!!!!
Paul Dobson Pleased with that as felt slower!
Paul Jewiss Very hot! Happy with the time. Hope we can all get back to Parkrun soon :-)
Stacy Hember A bit hotter out there than I thought. These virtual park runs certainly help me to keep motivated, so a big thank you to guys :-)
Steve Carter Lovely slow meandering 5K non Parkrun today around leafy Ewell with two miniature dachshunds - Frank & Stein - and one mini grand daughter.
Tracy Page Tail walking with Lisa B!
Wendy Aldridge Well done Jamie!
Position Parkrunner Time  
1 Paul Dobson 00:19:07
2 James Obank 00:21:18 PB! :-)
3 Libby WATSON 00:22:01
4 Dave Ferris 00:22:05
5 Matthew Coppen 00:22:10
6 Paul Jewiss 00:22:15
7 Simon Priest 00:22:23
8 Jeremy MUNDY 00:23:08
9 Neal BEAUMONT 00:23:20
10 Bob Priest 00:23:30
11 Geoffrey Reddin 00:23:52
12 Adele Bovingdon 00:23:59
13 Glen Laing 00:24:39
14 JAmie Aldridge 00:25:09
15 Wendy Aldridge 00:25:09
16 Amanda Hudson 00:25:15
17 Barbara Alexander 00:25:23
18 Stacy Hember 00:25:24
19 Greg Krzyzanowski 00:25:33
20 Andrew Halling 00:26:39 PB! :-)
21 Kerry Harding 00:26:42
22 Becky Edwarda 00:26:44
23 Andy Byrom 00:26:54
24 Kimberley Harding 00:26:55
25 Julia Bawden 00:26:57 PB! :-)
26 Kate Priest 00:28:01
27 Ann-Marie Bearne 00:28:17
28 Jill McKinnell 00:28:25
29 Mark McKinnell 00:28:25
30 Gary Maynard 00:28:35 PB! :-)
31 Julia Coppen 00:28:41
32 Craig Burgess 00:28:51
33 Paul GREGORY 00:29:50
34 Joscelyn MCINNES 00:29:51
35 Julie Lee-Ranson 00:30:17
36 Kirsty Davies 00:30:32
37 Leah Jewiss 00:31:01
38 Kerry Hyland 00:31:16
39 Heather Davies 00:31:28
40 Bob Gear 00:31:52
41 Jacki MUNDY 00:31:53
42 David Stokes 00:33:08
43 Frederick Baker 00:33:10
44 Tracey Plane 00:33:23
45 Suzie King 00:33:44
46 Caroline Hare 00:33:49
47 Fiona Griffiths 00:34:15
48 Barbara Hammond 00:35:00
49 Jess Priest 00:35:15
50 Viv Steele 00:35:17
51 Sue Greenhill 00:35:32
52 Ann Cardus 00:35:55
53 Ella priest 00:35:56
54 Patrick Hinchliffe 00:37:23
55 Alison HUGHES 00:38:46
56 Sue Brewster 00:39:42
57 Colin Matthews 00:39:55
58 Michelle Lamarre 00:40:10
59 Barbara Halling 00:41:32
60 Lesley Hyland 00:45:18
61 Barbara Hobbs 00:45:31
62 Joanne Dennis 00:53:46
63 Yvonne McAulay 00:55:19
64 Gabrielle Boland 00:55:32 PB! :-)
65 Gordon McAulay 00:56:02
66 Steve Carter 00:56:31
67 James Skillern 00:57:43
68 Lisa Burgess 00:57:45
69 Tracy Page 00:57:45
70 Clare Mitchell 00:58:27
71 Katrina Mitchell-Morgan 00:58:27
72 Eddie Brewis 00:58:32
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