Event 338-405 NOT an error!

12C7C7BE-0127-4789-A1A1-1CC6910A1C56
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!
493175B1-5BDA-47A9-A13E-0A2D18909202

Congratulations to juniors Grace Smith and William Scott who ran their 10th parkrun and joined the 10 club.
9C98D330-04F2-4F4E-B455-949D75A44F05

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
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.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

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.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

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
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.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

 

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.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

 

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.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

**
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.
947ACD2E-42E0-4452-A3A0-140C29A04F7C

CFA43407-C760-40DD-86C5-542DF24D8569

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.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

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 #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.

briefing

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.

https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/c0.0.200.200a/p200x200/79834292_2893513540660228_5960658525100179456_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ohc=xTJdGdjbLCoAQmwYfsvOzgqJ7EbkV6YuwC95n-RHW50nuvkDxdw3cB1cg&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr2-2.fna&oh=b37c6c525cfdeabce15c12c768973d28&oe=5EB38C05

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

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.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

 

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

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.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

 

Event 328 The Social one

This week’s run report is by another guest writer. Thank you Adele, parkrunner, half marathoner, regular volunteer and parent of two super junior volunteers. Take it away Adele!

A chilly but breeze free parkrun this morning. Nice to see the sun put in a brief appearance too.
This mornings gathering felt somewhat more social than others. Lots of chit chat before the off....we seemed to have quite a few tourists and milestones amongst us this morning which is always great to see. Thank you to the tourists from Billericay, Ipswich, Norwich and Berlin amongst others who visited today. We hope you enjoyed yourselves.

Congratulations to Alison Riches (and thank you for the chocolates), Chris Emery, Jake Worley and Thomas Healy who all achieved their 50th parkrun, and to husband and wife team Alan and Deb Cutler in a great feat of co-ordination! Alan achieved his 100th parkrun and Deb her 50th as well as her 25th volunteering stint! Wonderful!
1C1FB7BD-252D-46A8-96E0-475847143275

ADF1358B-B34B-43DE-8952-37326FC412EA

41305797-0EFC-402E-8B5C-65C495ACCC6F

F6B4FFBF-36DF-4E31-8B70-53388ED3DD73

I had the pleasure of running with a parkrun newbie this morning.... we ran whilst chatting about the wonders of parkrun and what makes it so great and inclusive. Happy to say she will definitely be returning next week and is glad to now be a part of parkrun.
Today’s volunteers were awesome as always. We were joined by Maldon’s smallest volunteer this week (yes even smaller than Adele!!!) and runners were blessed with High 5’s from the cute Miss Harlee.
As well as Harlee, thank you:

Aaron GRAVES • Adele BOVINGDON • Alison FLIGHT • Alison HUGHES • Andrew LAGER • Andrew MCGREGOR • David STOKES • Deborah CUTLER • Elaine VAUGHAN • Elliott LYLE • Emma CONWAY • Jake WOODWARD • James SKILLERN • Jessica PHILLIBROWN • Joanne DENNIS • John BUCHANAN • Kaytie LYLE • Michelle LAMARRE • Paul CROSBY • Rebecca RICHARDS • Teresa MITCHELL • Wendy SIMPSON

Well done today to all those walking/jogging or running the parkrun at Maldon Prom.
See you all next week!
Adele x
Thank you Adele for your run report.
A couple of dates for your diary:
7 December we are collecting for Maldon Food Pantry
14 December Pacer Day
It’s the end of my two week RD stint, so I hand over to Bob, and will see you soon.

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.

 

Event 327 Hitchcock Presents!

This week we welcome sometime runner of Maldon Prom, father of a parkrunner/gamer, tourist and poet, Tim, who has kindly written this week’s run report. Thank you Tim.

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 301 athletes assembled in the spirit of parkrun togetherness for this remembrance weekend. At a time when the world appears more divided than ever, it’s heartening that a common goal can bring people closer. We should never forget the price of division.

On a lighter note, it’s lovely when you’re allowed to write a second report for a parkrun. This one is just as tenuous as the last (Lord of the Wings #323) in its link to running. Firstly, I must explain the title. Last week I speed walked King’s Lynn parkrun dressed as everyone’s favourite fictional psychopath, Michael Myers, from the 1978 film Halloween. The movie was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic, Psycho. Interestingly, we had two Hitchcock’s take part in the Halloween run at King’s Lynn! So what does this have to do with Maldon, I don’t hear you ask? Well very little, except that Hitchcock possibly drew inspiration for his suspense films from a visit to Maldon District. The Birds is certainly an apt film for Prom Park and the surrounding mudflats and salt marshes which teem with avian life. The following run report has a series of 3 line Hitchcock haiku (or Hitchku), each reflecting a part of the course, including the title of one of his films in italics!

Dial P for parkrun

As usual I was late for the run briefing, just catching a few words from top run director, Elaine Vaughan. Milestones were achieved by Jacqui Smythe and Paul Nolan (50 Club). On a personal note, my son and me got to a combined total of 100 parkruns (Joseph 30 runs, dad 70).

rear window
I can just hear the briefing
from the toilet

I told my son not to go out too quick. I might as well have been talking to the birds for all the notice he takes. But the arm’s length rule keeps him close around the off-road meadow section.

psycho
unexpected sprinter
on mud and grass

Emerging from the trees, we thank one of the 21 volunteers. The commotion from our banter causes a lapwing to take flight from the mudflats near the statue. This is my favourite part of the course, the view of Northey Island, breath-taking (as is the running!).

the birds
around Byrhtnoth
a flock of runners

On the first lap, we approach the lake, the dull ache in my knee indicates that the early pace will not last much longer. But still I wave at the marshals and run director atop the escarpment plinth, prominent like a miniature Minus Tirith.

north by northwest
we wind around the lake
with the breeze

By now, the eventual female first finisher, Heidi Steele (19:35), this week’s Prom Queen, is nearing the funnel. The pace of the front runners comes as no surprise, the male first finisher, Henry Clarke, running superbly (18:14).

a lady vanishes
around the lake
men fade away

The fly in the ointment for me is always at the end of lap one. I often wonder how much a barkrunner can bring to their owner’s time on the precipitous slope next to the grassy escarpment of Minus Tirith!

the 39 steps
a dog drags its owner
up the slope

The second perambulation of the meadow brings its own challenges. Gone is the energy with which I scampered around it on lap one. The run director’s words ringing in my ears, I commit the ultimate Maldon Prom doozy to shave a few seconds off my time!

I confess
I cut a corner
in the meadow

I’m running through metaphorical treacle now, but my son has seen an opportunity to push me even harder to deaden dad’s legs for the sprint in which he will inevitably emerge victorious. He has given me enough Rope on this run…

vertigo
a gull takes flight
from high railings

The north face is conquered for the last time; the funnel seems like it’s farther away than before. Formalities over, barcode and finish Tolkien scanned, I wonder what happened to my son’s fleece top all those months ago.

to catch a thief
still no sign
of the jumper

And finally, to go with the 50 pbs, 102 people beat the poet this week (time 26:44, a new course pb!). I wonder if any of them committed the cardinal parkrun sin…..

the wrong man
an unknown athlete
takes a token home

And to finish up this tenuously titled run report, Hitchcock’s great grandfather was born in Essex (c.1791); the director strongly linked with the village of Dedham, six ancestors having lived there. There’s also a Hitchcock’s Meadow (it’s got orchids and glow-worms!) in nearby Danbury which I assume has nothing to do with the director!

Tim Gardiner

aka parkrun poet
twitter: @parkrunpoetry

Thank you so much Tim. Happy tori sting, we hope you will be visiting Maldon Prom again soon and you will enter again us with another wonderful run report.

See you next week. Have a great weekend.
Elaine
Run Director

Maldon Prom parkrun team
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.

ERS Barcodes

Are you a frequent parkrunner, or does your barcode regularly fail to scan or you're having problems with your printer? You should consider getting some ERS Barcodes.
Make our scanners lives easier and be the envy of all of your parkrun friends!

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).