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
Andy
Byrom
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
end
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
conditions.
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
today.
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
22's.
Paul Dobson Not feeling it at all - very lethargic!
Paul Jewiss Lovely run around Purleigh. Why do I finish with a
hill?!!!
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
 

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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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Not Maldon Prom parkrun-21 March 2020

As I woke to the first Saturday in 15 years, and 1 year for me, without a parkrun my heart felt a little heavy. My usual Saturday morning routine was somewhat slower, kids slept longer and I definitely saw more of my pjs today. I purposely stayed home until it passed 9am, and then around 10am I made the half hour drive over to my home parkrun, Maldon Prom.

It was strangely bright and sunny being later in the morning, I approached the hut and was again saddened by the lonely shack where I’m usually greeted with Elaine’s open arms, Michelle’s cheery voice and camera poised, volunteers keen smiles, Alison's listening ears and shoulder to cry on, Andrew’s clip board, Belindas wit over the tannoy, Sue’s cheeky glance over the top of her glasses, Joanne’s low down of the course after she’s set up, Jim’s advisories of problems he has found and fixed for the morning, Bob’s jokes, Gabi with her kind heart asking me how we all are, Gordon ready to brief the newbies over by John’s Map and all perfectly co-ordinated thanks to mastermind David. The core team aren’t just a part of my Saturdays though, that’s just the days I get to see them in person. They are the ones behind the scenes all messaging and keeping contact and constantly coming up with new ideas of how to reach out to people, checking the course, passing on info from HQ, checking the weather, co-oridnating the volunteers, trying to improve the parkrun experience, replace/repair equipment, test equipment, attend meetings, the list really does go on. The core team chat group is by far the busiest chat of the week. And this week has been no different either on that front, everyone checking in on each other, discussing ideas how to keep the contact going, checking in on some of our usual or distant members and generally trying to keep the parkrun love going. Only this Saturday I didn’t get to see them stood there at the amphitheatre. So I took a moment before my run to think of them all and grab a few photos.
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I decided to set off for my run around 11am. It felt funny not hovering over my watch on strava for the ready steady go…. but off i went and around the lake! Steady, taking it all in and enjoying the extra elbow space. Then off up the incline and down towards the woods. The woods was tranquil and bright and I can’t believe how much its dried out… if nothing else the break will do that part of the course some good. Off out and against a shocking head wind toward Byrhtnoth and down to last bench…. quick photo stop and around I went and to a welcome break from the head wind, not quite lucky enough for it to be behind me but sideways was a lot better than head on. I trotted past a few families out but keeping themselves to themselves. All the way down to the cafe and back round the lake before I knew it.
Lap 2 was just as calm and beautiful…. except this time two people on separate occasions felt the need to yell at me, ‘it doesn’t count you know’ as I ran on past them (I think it was my bright apricot PARKRUN top that gave away what i was up to!) and at first, I was taken back and thought they were right, but then I remembered I wasn’t there for them, or for a time, I was there to enjoy my favourite route, take time to think about my favourite people and to keep up with the weekly mileage I have set myself. I was there for fresh air… and exercise… and yes it might not ‘count’ on a database somewhere but it counted VERY MUCH SO to me, and my well being, especially with how things are in the world right now. Which really is the true meaning of parkrun… the times and the t-shirts are bonuses. It’s the running and the people that really matter. Thinking about this in more depth, I then found myself suddenly back up the incline but down to the sprint finish this time. No major sprint today,…. it didn’t quite feel the same… who would i be sprinting to? My daughter Kaytie wasn’t there with the stop watch or my son Elliott manning Andrew’s clip board….no cheer squad today…no cake… no happy buggy snack munching passengers... I was all alone… so the excitable sprint finish just didn’t feel right… but I could feel my legs speed up a little nonetheless (it is the sprint finish after all) and then...that was that. I was at the bench. It was done. All over. Stopped my strava and felt pleased to have completed my favourite route, safely, and socially isolated as advised, but with a little smile all the same.
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I hope whoever is reading this has enjoyed some sort of fresh air or outdoor activity today. I hope that you are all safe and well and enjoying reminiscing over Saturdays and parkruns gone by. We are a parkrun family and I look forward to seeing lots of you at the start line again very soon.

So for now, Please all keep in touch. Comment on our Facebook posts, share your experiences, jokes and partrun best bits and let us all know what your up to at 9am on Saturdays now.
Take Care
Adele, Core Team Member xxxxxxxx

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

 

Event #345 – 29th February 2020 – Storm Jorge comes to Maldon?

Wow!
What a day! Rain, Sleet, Wind and Cold, we had it all at the prom today and it did cause a few problems, I can tell you.
As a lot of you know the weather seemed to affect our scanners today(not just the human ones), at one stage we were down to just one working. Thanks again to Gordon for stepping in with his phone to help when we needed it the most! We had to keep drying them and warming them up. This in turn meant that more people were having to get their details recorded on paper by the scanning support volunteer and the paper they were writing on was getting wetter and wetter. But hey we got there! The volunteers were brilliant as usual and coped fantastically with all that the weather could throw at them and the runners did a great job too getting round in that and then with the hold-up at the end. I can honestly say that I did not hear a single person complaining, everyone was just brilliant!

We also had another week of lowest number of finishers for this year- at just 201, it hasn't been this low since 2nd November 2019 when he had 198 finishers.

All the Hi-Vis jackets have now been washed and dried and are all ready for next week when hopefully the weather will be much calmer.
See you all then
Alison-RD

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

This week 201 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Belinda AMNER • Alison HUGHES • David STOKES • Grant WELLS • Gordon MCAULAY • Paul EDGINGTON • Jill MCKINNELL • Lucy PHIPPS • Nancy GORDON • Helen BRAND • Alan CUTLER • Geoff SPRINGETT • James SKILLERN • Alison FLIGHT • Matt SELLORS • Colin FLIGHT • Elaine FERRIS • D HUNT • Andrew MCGREGOR • Dave FERRIS • Linda THOMPSON • Avril CHANDLER

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 8,507 participants have completed 79,801 parkruns covering a total distance of 399,005 km, including 12,969 new Personal Bests. A total of 836 individuals have volunteered 5,951 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
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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

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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
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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 326 02/11/2019

Fortunately, the worst of the weather held off for us!  The autumn leaves circled around us in the gusty breeze as we ran but conditions underfoot in the wooded area were perfect.
The number of participants was much reduced this week due to the rugby but we still welcomed tourists from Mansfield, York and Great Notley.  As usual, I enjoyed my parkrun.
It is such a friendly community event and a great start to the weekend!
Come along and join us!
It's a fantastic way to meet people and make new friends!
Anita Leaver (A1288437)

Alison Hughes
Run Director
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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!

This week 194 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

James HASKEY-JONES • Elaine VAUGHAN • Catherine KENNELLY • Alison HUGHES • Kate RODMAN • David STOKES • Anita LEAVER • Christine BROWN • Fiona PRATT • Charlotte NAUGHTON • Jill MCKINNELL • Beryl MUNRO • Elizabeth WINDLE • Barbara ALEXANDER • Michelle LAMARRE • Julie LEE-RANSON • Jeremy LEE-RANSON • Gabrielle BOLAND • Gemma CLARK • Deborah CUTLER • Stephen DOWDEN • James SKILLERN • Joanne DENNIS • Elliott LYLE • Kaytie LYLE • Andrew MCGREGOR • Kirsty STOKES

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 325 26th Oct 2019


This weeks Run Report is courtesy of one of our regular prommers..... Kaytie Lyle
This Saturday was a somewhat windy parkrun but doesn’t mean it wasn’t enjoyable. It also didn’t stop people  smashing their PB’s and smiling the whole way round. I wasn’t running today as I managed to hurt my knees in the week. So it was lovely to be able to stand and watch everyone else running. I was grateful of my warm coat with all that wind though.
Thank you to Alison for as always being a great run director and having the extra stress of another event going on meaning vans were trying to pass us, but Alison, Michelle and the volunteers managed to get the situation under control and safe for everyone with only a few minutes of delay caused, well done guys!!
Well done to everyone that participated and the people who volunteered we really couldn’t do it without our volunteers. They all did a great job even if they did look a little wind swept.
My brother volunteered again this week, you probably spotted him in his favourite funnel manager position,  it’s his 42nd time volunteering but this week was extra special as he is now officially a Duke of Edinburgh volunteer and looks forward to even more volunteering.
I have loved writing your run report again this week. Thanks for having me.
Kaytie x

This week 234 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Rachel Sarah SMITH • Tony FAULKNER • Belinda AMNER • Alison HUGHES • Kate RODMAN • Dawn HUGHES • Julia COPPEN • David STOKES • Fiona PRATT • Helen NEWMAN • Jake WOODWARD • Gary POOLE • Gabrielle BOLAND • Dan SMITH • Deborah CUTLER • Jessica PHILLIBROWN • James SKILLERN • Nick BILSBORROW • Joanne DENNIS • Elliott LYLE • Kaytie LYLE • Andrew MCGREGOR • Kirsty STOKES

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 7,958 participants have completed 73,361 parkruns covering a total distance of 366,805 km, including 12,306 new Personal Bests. A total of 802 individuals have volunteered 5,476 times.

 

Christmas Day and New Year Day

We are pleased to advise you that we will be running extra parkruns on these special days once again.

The events on both of these days will be at our usual start time of 9am. We will be running both of them as 'parkrun lite'. There will be no signs at all on the course, the only set up we will do is to get the finish funnel in place, This will mean that the core team members will not need to get to The Prom as early on these days.

We will need some people to assist with timing, scanning etc. on these days as well as other roles, but would hope that once you have finished your run some of you are able to slot into these roles so that everyone gets a time and position.

If you are running the event for the first time on either of these days it is suggested that you run with a friend who does know the course.

On New Years Day parkrun allow participants the opportunity to register and run at two events on the same day. The parkrun Christmas compedium (link below) shows all the events that have so far announced whether and at what time they will have events.

Christmas Compendium

If you are running at Maldon Prom at 9am on New Years Day you have the opportunity to double up by also running at South Woodham Ferrers or Chelmsford, both at 10.30am.

Your Run Director 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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Event #323: 12th October 2019 – Lord of the wings!!

We're delighted to have this week's run report in poem format, courtesy of Tim Gardiner...thanks Tim, fab job!

"On a rainy October morning, 266 athletes descended on Prom Park for a bracing parkrun. It was World Migratory Bird Day, a very fitting occasion as the parkrun loops around the statue of Byrhtnoth (try spelling his name after a few drinks!). Here runners and walkers gain majestic views of the mudflats and salt marsh of the Blackwater Estuary and Northey Island, teeming with overwintering birds such as curlew, godwit and redshank. On my last run at Maldon, a flock of lapwings passed above us at the statue, a truly awe-inspiring sight which led me to write this short poem:

lapwing flock
over Byrhtnoth
the display flight
of a tailwalker
on the prom

The title of this report is partly inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien who, in addition to writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, studied the famous Battle of Maldon poem about good old Byrhtnoth and even wrote a follow up poem. This is of course supplementary reading for any hard-core Maldon parkrunner and of scant use when going for a personal best. As my son frequently says, my run reports have very little to do with running! But for a poet, a horde of orcs rampaging around the course is too good a metaphor to resist! Another migratory bird to look out for is the inspiration behind this short poem:

the dark belly
of a brent goose
rises from the creek
like a balrog shadow
without flames

But without further ado, the parkrun itself! Nikki Hills (21:59) and Aaron Graves (18:00) excelled as first finishers. Despite the rain, 36 personal bests were achieved; congratulations to all. This week, 126 athletes beat the poet (27:49), a sorry state of affairs for the waffling wordsmith on his way back from injury. Last time I was here (December 2018), my son managed to lose his jumper! It wasn’t handed in, so good tidings to whoever ended up with an extra Christmas present…..

‘twas the run
after Christmas
when all along the prom
not a jumper was stirring
except my blue one!

This desecration of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem, leads nicely on to the Santa marshals that we had today who are involved in organising the Santa Fun Run at Great Notley Country Park on 15th December, raising money for Hope House, a charity aiming to break the cycle of homelessness. I couldn’t resist a cheeky “Ho – Ho – Ho” in the style of Alan Rickman as thanks! Well, we did “come out to the coast, get together, have a few laughs!”

We also had several runners from Young Minds, whose aim is to help young people with mental health problems. Check out #HelloYellow on twitter. The event was well supported by 21 fantastic volunteers. Lastly, I must thank run director Sue Smith, for inviting me to write this run report.

Tim Gardiner aka the parkrun poet (twitter: @timgardiner3)"

See you again next week.

Sue Smith
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!

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