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After last week’s record breaking attendance we wondered if we would get near or indeed break it again this week. And whilst we didn’t break it, we did go over 400 for the third time! But thanks to the magnificent volunteer team the day went smoothly.

Thank you volunteers!

Sue M SMITH • Bob GEAR • Elaine VAUGHAN • Dean COPPEN • Stephen SAWYER • Emma CONWAY • Julia COPPEN • Matthew SMITH • Georgina SMITH • Larina MARSH • Barbara HAMMOND • Gabrielle BOLAND • Deborah CUTLER • Abigail LAGAN • Shirley SPRINGETT • James SKILLERN • Jeremy MUNDY • Alison FLIGHT • Hannah FLIGHT • George BOOTH • Colin FLIGHT • Elaine FERRIS • Andrew WALKER • Andrew MCGREGOR • Dave FERRIS

There were 52 first timers to Maldon, and of those 34 were brand new to parkrun! Welcome to the parkrun family!
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Congratulations to juniors Grace Smith and William Scott who ran their 10th parkrun and joined the 10 club.
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After these two fantastic weeks I am handing over to Bob! Many thanks for your support and see you soon. Have a great weekend.

Elaine Vaughan
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

No Barcode = No Time
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We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

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

The male record is held by Scott COUSINS who recorded a time of 15:48 on 26th March 2016 (event number 137).
The female record is held by Elizabeth DAVIES who recorded a time of 17:49 on 25th June 2016 (event number 150).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ella Marie JONES who recorded 93.87% (21:45) on 13th October 2018 (event number 270).

 

Event 337 It’s a record!

The first Saturday parkrun of 2020 was smashing-smashing the attendance record! We had 16 people brand new to parkrun. Welcome to the parkrun family. We also had 18 other first timers to Maldon Prom! We hope you enjoyed your run.

As I said before, we broke our attendance record, something that was mirrored up and down the country. More and more people are finding parkrun which is marvellous!

And we also had some milestones to celebrate; Emma Frankish and James Newman ran their 50th parkruns and Peter Banks ran his 100th. Well done!

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Sue M SMITH • Andrew Michael CONWAY • Elaine VAUGHAN • Meg VAUGHAN • Emma CONWAY • Jodee MAYER • Jake WOODWARD • Gordon MCAULAY • Elizabeth WOODHULL • Nancy GORDON • Niamh FYFE • Michelle LAMARRE • Gabrielle BOLAND • Deborah CUTLER • James SKILLERN • Maryanne KER • Alison FLIGHT • Colin FLIGHT • Joanne DENNIS • Elaine FERRIS • Andrew MCGREGOR • Dave FERRIS • Val WILSON

There are lots of roles available, please contact us if you are interested in any of them, or want more information.

Hopefully I will see a lot of you next week, as I am RD once more next parkrunday. Happy New Year and have a wonderful weekend.
Kind regards,

Elaine Vaughan
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

No Barcode = No Time
Don't forget your paper barcode! See your initial registration email, your weekly parkrun newsletter, previous results emails, or you can request a reminder email. Phones don't scan, so please bring a printed copy.

We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

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

The male record is held by Scott COUSINS who recorded a time of 15:48 on 26th March 2016 (event number 137).
The female record is held by Elizabeth DAVIES who recorded a time of 17:49 on 25th June 2016 (event number 150).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ella Marie JONES who recorded 93.87% (21:45) on 13th October 2018 (event number 270).

Maldon Prom parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 7,972 participants have completed 73,555 parkruns covering a total distance of 367,775 km, including 12,327 new Personal Bests. A total of 804 individuals have volunteered 5,503 times.

 

Event #336-1st January and welcome 2020

This weeks run report is courtesy of tourist Sarah Orley

New Years Day, or bonus parkrun day as 393 of us decided it was at Maldon Prom, is an opportunity to get together with like minded people and have fun while running, walking or skipping and completing 5km in the lovely Essex outdoors.
It was a dynamic mix of people on the prom today, some dressed in newly acquired neon Lycra, perhaps new trainers, milestone T-shirt’s or their favourite comfy exercise clothes. I think I even spotted a few fancy dress items! hopefully not left over from the previous evenings shenanigans.
The diversity extended to the parkrun experience within the field. We had 9 brand new parkrunners gaining a time which they can use to challenge themselves next time if they wish, 3 runners who have each completed more than 400 parkrun’s, tourists from far afield and locals who run exclusively at Maldon Prom. Well done Steve Macdonald on completing 250 runs today.
Best of all by far were the volunteers who made it all possible, You we thank the most xx
Being New Years Day, parkrun HQ allow us to take part in 2 parkrun’s. The Essex teams work together to stagger start times so that this is possible. I headed off to South Woodham Ferrers which had a record attendance and others went off to Chelmsford which again attracted record numbers. I was particularly impressed with some of Maldon Proms brand new parkrunners who have already completed a second!
Can’t wait to see you all again soon.

This week 393 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 84 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Andrew Michael CONWAY • Sarah ORLEY • Paul DOBSON • Alison HUGHES • Emma CONWAY • David STOKES • Aaron GRAVES • Jennifer PAULI • Mark MCKINNELL • Fiona KELLY • Jenny SHAW • Michelle LAMARRE • Gabrielle BOLAND • Steven MARTIN • Stephen DOWDEN • Sarah CONWAY • James SKILLERN • Joanne DENNIS • Elaine FERRIS • Andrew MCGREGOR

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

The male record is held by Scott COUSINS who recorded a time of 15:48 on 26th March 2016 (event number 137).
The female record is held by Elizabeth DAVIES who recorded a time of 17:49 on 25th June 2016 (event number 150).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ella Marie JONES who recorded 93.87% (21:45) on 13th October 2018 (event number 270).

Maldon Prom parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 8,246 participants have completed 76,531 parkruns covering a total distance of 382,655 km, including 12,617 new Personal Bests. A total of 819 individuals have volunteered 5,734 times.
on behalf of...

Alison
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

No Barcode = No Time
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We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

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Event #335 – 28th December and it’s farewell to 2019

A mild but foggy morning at our beloved prom this morning for our last parkrun of 2019.
Lovely to see so many in attendance this morning and not a Santa hat in sight!!!!!!!

I was super happy to be running my 50th run this morning. Complete with a shiny big balloon friend and fellow parkrun runner Rebecca surprised me with this morning.
Elliott was also celebrating an unofficial 50th volunteering stint and Kaytie her 30th go at volunteering as fabulous timekeeper! (Thank you to the lovely Sue for the unofficial mention in the briefing too!) Another reason we love parkrun so much, it’s great for me to be able to take part and have my kiddos by my side and joining in with me in the whole parkrun scene.
As always, we came armed with wonderful cakes for our volunteers courtesy of my Kaytie.

Half Were red with 50 and half were black with 100 for her bestie Immy who was celebrating her amazing 100 parkrun milestone! Well done Imogen!

Other milestones included Isabella Wallace, Emma Roberts and Pat Rhodes.

As well as a few tourists from Devon, Bristol, Singapore, Grimsby and more!

I asked to write this weeks report as I will be signing off for a few weeks as my family prepare for my daughter Kaytie to undergo major spinal surgery. I can honestly say parkrun has changed our lives and we can’t wait to make our come back!!!!!! So it just leaves me to say well done to all that took part today.... we WILL see you all again soooooooooon!!!!

Adele x
on behalf of...

Sue
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

No Barcode = No Time
Don't forget your paper barcode! See your initial registration email, your weekly parkrun newsletter, previous results emails, or you can request a reminder email. Phones don't scan, so please bring a printed copy.

We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

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Event #334: Xmas Day!

The weather (unless you were dreaming of a white Christmas) was perfect for parkrunning this year and with parkrun numbers across the globe continuing to grow, the event at Bushy park (where it all began) saw a record breaking 2545 people take part.

A quick look at our event history revealed that we too were up on last year but a long way off record breaking numbers, with 254 people (just imagine 10 times that number at Bushy) enjoying the sunny conditions. If you’re interested, our historical Christmas and New Year event numbers are at the end** of the report today.

I’m sure that for many of us, being at parkrun meant that you spoke to many more people than you would have done had you stayed away. That’s certainly been the case for me. I’ve made some new friends and spoken to people I’d not seen since I left school some thirty plus years ago and others who’d I would never have met had it not been for parkrun. It was my parkrun birthday today and I can honestly say, Christmas day parkrun is one of my favourites of the year. As always, I loved the effort that people had gone to with their festive outfits and seeing others wearing or chatting about Christmas gifts/plans. I had an offer from an elf that I couldn’t refuse (and yes, I ALWAYS want more), managed to speak to a few parkrun tourists, pet a few dogs and even got a piece of delicious bread pudding when I finished.

There were a number of milestones being celebrated this week;

Isabella Wallace, Jon Waldock, Vivienne Hann, Greg Pratt, Joanne Dennis, Breanna Blackboro, Abbie Wallace

Congratulations!

There were plenty of volunteers wearing the ( still wet slightly damp from last week) volunteer hi-viz;

Gabrielle Boland, John Buchanan, Paul Dobson, Elaine Ferris, Dave Ferris, Alison Flight, Aaron Graves, Alison Hughes, Michelle Lamarre, Jasmin Leader, Gordon McAulay, Teresa Mitchell, Jessica Phillibrown, James Skillern, Sue M Smith, Meg Vaughan, Emma Vaughan, Elaine Vaughan and Val Wilson

Thank you!

And some brilliant, encouraging spectators;

Seasons greetings to you all!

Michelle
on behalf of...

Alison & Sue
Run Directors
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

No Barcode = No Time
Don't forget your paper barcode! See your initial registration email, your weekly parkrun newsletter, previous results emails, or you can request a reminder email. Phones don't scan, so please bring a printed copy.

We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

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**
2013 Christmas Day (# 18) 124,
2014 Christmas Day (#70) 136,
2015 New Years Day (#72) 118 and Christmas Day (#122) 160,
2016 New Years Day (#124) 150 and Christmas Day (#177) 185,
2017 New Years Day (#179) 227 and Christmas Day (#230) 212,
2018 New Years Day (#232) 180 and Christmas Day (#281) 246,
2019 New Years Day (#283) 286 and Christmas Day (#334) 254

(I’m going to make a guess that we will have over 300 enjoying the best start to the new year in 2020)

 

Event 333 Running in a Maldon Muddyland!

We are very lucky today to have Maldon Prom regular runner and volunteer Glen Laing writing our run report! Thank you Glen.

Forget walking in a winter wonderland this was running in a Maldon muddyland!

Wet and windy weather had decimated parkruns in Essex but not in Maldon. We are hardy folk you know. Run Director, Elaine and a few volunteers arrived early to peruse the course with brooms and sticks at the ready. Decision made - all systems go although, despite Bob’s last minute attempt to fix the drainage problem at the finish line, it was agreed to bring the finish line forward a few yards and start the run before the amphitheatre.

A few runners had received the memo to dress in festive costumes so plenty of Santas, Santa hats and Elfs could be seen.
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My mate Neil “you will never get me doing the parkrun” Want, two and half years later was participating in his 100th parkrun with myself and Tim Huxtable pacing him. He even did the Maldon half marathon this year. Other people doing notable landmarks were 2 tourists Jan Kading (Bury St Edmunds PR) who was a first timer to Maldon and Martin Holland (Great Notley PR) both completing 100 park runs and Victoria Levine also marking her 100th run all of which have been at Maldon!

272 runners in total with 31 first timers of which Victoria Fowler, Michelle Gill and Aimee Cumbers were taking part in their first ever parkruns. Well done ladies and welcome to the parkrun family.

Several puddles around the lake made for wet feet early on and then living up to its name, Maldon on the mud, we came to the wooded area. To say it was slippery would be an understatement with many runners opting for the safety of the grass inside the trail path. Yours truly decided to move to the grass area, however failure and over I went caking myself in mud!

The rain got heavier and the feet wetter slowing many people down which was reflected in the fact that there were only 9 PB’s today.

For second time in its history the run was headed by a women with Rosa Prideaux beating the only other women to finish first also this year in July, Emma Prideaux, by 1 second. Alas I am not aware of the family connection.

Neil finished in a creditable 27.39. In May 2017 his first run 31.10 so vast improvement.

A big shout out to the 24 volunteers this week who had to endure the dreadful weather but were still smiling and encouraging at all times. Great effort as always and remember volunteers are always required and welcome.

Thank you:
Bob GEAR • Elaine VAUGHAN • Meg VAUGHAN • Emma VAUGHAN • Matthew SMITH • Georgina SMITH • Gordon MCAULAY • Jennifer PAULI • Vivienne HANN • Georges PAULI • Glen LAING • Rosy SKELDON • Michelle LAMARRE • Gabrielle BOLAND • Jessica PHILLIBROWN • James SKILLERN • Alison FLIGHT • Colin FLIGHT • Joanne DENNIS • Elliott LYLE • Kaytie LYLE • Teresa MITCHELL • Andrew MCGREGOR • Jenny BANYARD

Despite the appalling conditions another successful event with loads of laughter, smiles, sweat and endeavour.

Lastly may I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy New Year. I’m up north for Christmas so will be a tourist at Conkers parkrun next Saturday. #I❤️2parkrun

Cheers,

Glen

Thank you so much Glen for your run report. Enjoy Conkers parkrun!

I echo what Glen said, a massive thank you to the volunteers in very trying conditions, and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Hopefully see many of you at our Christmas Day parkrun, 9am start as usual.

Elaine Vaughan
Run Director
Maldon Prom parkrun - Facebook - Twitter

Your Core Team:-
Sue Smith - Bob Gear - Belinda Amner - Elaine Vaughan - Alison Hughes - David Stokes

No Barcode = No Time
Don't forget your paper barcode! See your initial registration email, your weekly parkrun newsletter, previous results emails, or you can request a reminder email. Phones don't scan, so please bring a printed copy.

We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

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

The male record is held by Scott COUSINS who recorded a time of 15:48 on 26th March 2016 (event number 137).
The female record is held by Elizabeth DAVIES who recorded a time of 17:49 on 25th June 2016 (event number 150).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ella Marie JONES who recorded 93.87% (21:45) on 13th October 2018 (event number 270).

 

Flood warning, watch this space…

There are lots of large puddles in the park and the possibility of more rain tonight. The water levels are already high. This means that there is a risk that we may need to cancel tomorrow's event. Many other local events have already cancelled for the same reason.

Please check our Facebook & Twitter accounts tomorrow morning for the very latest information as the team arrive in the park to set up. This page will be updated too but it won't send you an alert like social media does.

We don't enjoy cancelling but we want to keep you safe and protect the park for future use.

 

Event #332 – 14th December 2019 – Souls, Casuals, Vegans and Lonely Goats

With some early shenanigans in the car parking being marvellously managed by volunteers, Meryl and Theresa, 9am quickly arrived. The 299 parkrunners at event number 332 were warmed up with an interactive briefing during which we were encouraged to shout out the answers to questions that regular parkrunners will be very familiar with, including the ‘how many dogs are allowed per runner?’ question.

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One of our regular barkrunners, Poppy, definitely knows the answer to that one and was also looking particularly festive this week. I’m personally hoping that next week there will be many more festive items on display and will be making sure my camera battery is charged (unlike this week) to capture some pictures. Don’t forget that there will also be an event on Christmas day for anyone wanting another opportunity to share their Christmas jumper with the parkrun family.

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I always like to have a look at the results page at some point over the weekend. This week I was able to see that members of 27 different running clubs took part, including representatives from Vegan runners, Lonely Goat, Mid Essex Casuals and Maldon Soul runners (who kindly acted as our pacers this week).

Maldon Soul runners organise Couch to 5k programmes for those new to running or returning after some time away as well as regular group runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays and occasional longer Sunday runs in and around Maldon. A big thank you, as always, to all the volunteers, including the pacers.

Anyone who has ploughed their way through one of my previous reports will already know that I like looking at and mentioning statistics. Please skip this paragraph if you just aren’t that interested. Pondering the running club names, I checked the parkrun website and in the section for ‘event statistics’ I discovered that since the first event, 430 clubs have been represented. I was also able to see that 19 first timers took part and that 23 people got PB’s including the first and second finishers, Kiran and Oliver who both came in ahead of the first pacer who was aiming for a finish time of 20 minutes. Oliver also bagged himself an aged graded score of 78.33%, closed followed by 2nd placed female finisher Emma with 77.29%

Overall at Maldon this year there have been 12519 PB’s (including 1823 in 2019) and the total hours run equals 4 years, 78 days, 18 hours, 10 minutes and 26 seconds. As we are plodding towards the point where I am going to be thinking about my goals for next year I am pondering a couple more things. I read somewhere this week that one of the best ways to improve your running was to run. That is definitely going to be on my list, along with volunteering at parkrun.

We hope to see you all at parkrun soon.

Michelle
on behalf of...

Belinda
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

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We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

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Event #331: 7th December 2019 – Nell’s 250th ‘barkrun’

Sorry this run report is a little late but we struggled with some of the translation from Beaglish to English but here goes...

“Oh Nell, Saturday is going to be such a special day for you. You’re going to get to wear a special t-shirt and we’re having a special cake made”. Well I have to say the t-shirt didn’t grab me but the talk of cake - well how can a girl, and a parkrunner at that, resist. So I dutifully behaved while the t-shirt was fitted (it was pretty good actually) and on Saturday off we all went to parkrun. Of course there was only one place I could do my 250th - Maldon Prom. I made my debut at parkrun at Maldon on the 2nd November 2013 finishing in a respectable 28:50. There were only 69 runners that day - how the event has grown. Of course you won’t find any mention of my name in parkrun results - even though I have the choice of three you know- my kennel club name ‘River Flower’, quite apt being next to the Blackwater, my name before I came to live in Essex, Chanelle ( yes my dog Mum was called Coco) and of course ‘Nell’.

After lots of tickles and photos, we’re off. 264 humans plus us canines and little ones in buggies. Not to be out done, my little brother, Tracker, gets a course PB as do 24 humans! Well done everyone! There were 11 first timers of which for three of them it was their first ever parkrun. We hope to see you next week. We also had some tourists but I’m ashamed to say I was a bit excited at this point so didn’t quite hear where they were from - sorry, but I hope you enjoyed our beautiful park. First across the finish line this week was Paul Dobson for the men and Katie Webster for the women with a new PB. And so, as we often do now, Team Beagle cross the line.

That’s it I’ve done it - 250 parkruns - it was looking a bit dodgy a few weeks back when I had to two operations- but you can’t keep a parkrunner down - 250 - yippee now let me at the cake! What? No cake for me - only humans - noooooooo - not fair. Oh well at least I’ve got my lovely treats from Elaine and Team Priest - thank you. Of course none of this would be possible without our wonderful core team and the volunteers every week. I am, albeit unofficially, a member of the v25 club. Volunteering is a great thing to do and much easier than you might think - why not have a go, you can even do roles that mean you can also run. So home we go - It takes a little longer these days for me to recover (I’ll be 13 very soon) but I’ll be back -after all 300 is technically only a year away.

Happy parkrunning. Love Nell (with a little help from Lesley and Barbara)

Nell Cake Nell & Barbara
on behalf of

Alison Hughes
Run Director
Maldon Prom parkrun - Facebook - Twitter

Your Core Team:-
Sue Smith - Bob Gear - Belinda Amner - Elaine Vaughan - Alison Hughes - David Stokes

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We operate a "No barcode, No result" policy. If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

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Run Report Event 329 from our Voluntourists

Run report by
The foxy ladies, Denise & Samantha.
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Maldon Prom parkrun report
Event 329 on 23rd November 2019 With 281 Runners/joggers/walkers and 22 volunteers.

Every week we have been doing a new parkrun to do on our Quest to do a Bailey, which is a 100 different parkruns without repeating them. This week we had planned to run Maldon Prom with our family Tim & Claudine to celebrate their 100th run but things never go to plan, we got injured the week before.

So that we didn’t miss the 100th parkrun for Tim & Claudine we decided to volunteer and we weren't disappointed, a very friendly bunch everyone was, we were all told where we needed to be and what to do with lots of information on what was expected of everyone with clear instructions, and were given our equipment.

Then everyone went to the race briefing and the Marshalls went to their places around the course, in our group of volunteers there were 6 of us with 2 on timekeeping, 2 on the funnel control and 2 on tokens, (see the picture of us all).

The Funnel Team

The Funnel Team

Just before the start of the parkrun we stood around with the finish time cards, all the runners were sent on their way, with the volunteers cheering everyone on. We all waited for everyone to go past us at the start and then we went to our positions to wait for the fast ones, omg they were fast! 16.56! we can only dream of getting that sort of time.

It was lovely to give them their finishing tokens and to wish them a lovely day, eventually it started to die down and we all started to pack away, everyone had a helping hand in it. It ran like clockwork, we were all looking for the tailwalker trying to guess how long they were going to take, they arrived with lovely smiling faces.

With everyone finished it was close down mood, everyone just joined in to pack away the equipment, it was a lovely morning to be part of the parkrun family, if anyone is thinking about volunteering we would highly recommend it, it’s very enjoyable and you are also giving back because without volunteers parkruns can’t go on.

We will be back to do the parkrun to complete the course ,thanks to everyone one who made our parkrun an amazing one, until next time guys.

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Bob Gear
Run Director
Maldon Prom parkrun - Facebook - Twitter

Your Core Team:-
Sue Smith - Bob Gear - Belinda Amner - Elaine Vaughan - Alison Hughes - David Stokes

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