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

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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

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
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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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.

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Event 320- 21st Sept 2019

Well where do I start this week?
It was my first time using the megaphone this week and I was so intent on making sure you could all hear me, that I forgot to ask about tourists, I forgot to say a massive thank you to everyone that sponsored me to do "Brave the Shave", with your help I have so far managed to raise just over £1,100 pounds. I am so chuffed, I set out originally to raise £300 and completely smashed it. If you still want to donate it's not too late. I also forgot to let James talk to you all about the Maldon Half Marathon.They need a few more Marshals for the event on 29th September. All volunteers receive a free race and t-shirt. If you are able to volunteer please email topdayevents@gmail.com. There are also details on our facebook page. Once again my apologies to James who was standing behind me apparently and had to quickly get down to the start as I declared 3,2,1 go!

This week 331 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Sue M SMITH • Heidi STEELE • Alison HUGHES • Matthew SMITH • Paul NICOL • Jill MCKINNELL • Mark MCKINNELL • Niamh FYFE • Helen GRACE • Gabrielle BOLAND • Jessica PHILLIBROWN • James SKILLERN • Joanne DENNIS • Elliott LYLE • David ATKINS • Heather DAVIES • Kirsty DAVIES • Andrew MCGREGOR • Carol LLOYD

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 7,848 participants have completed 72,013 parkruns covering a total distance of 360,065 km, including 12,139 new Personal Bests. A total of 795 individuals have volunteered 5,372 times.

 

6th anniversary – the one with the Fire Engine

Well what an eventful run today!
It began with the park bathed in sunshine in readiness for Maldon’s parkrun birthday. In fact also the parkrun birthday for myself and several others who first began our parkrun journeys in the Prom Park on 31st Aug 2013.
In the 6 years since our fabulous founder Sue Smith and her core team first set us off, 7731 different people have made it through the funnel to record a time. There have also been unrecorded but no doubt sizeable numbers of babes in buggies and dogs too. Looking at the names attending the inaugural run it is interesting to see a fair few who, like me, caught the bug that day and for whom Saturday has ever since been known as parkrun day!

Well back to this morning and as we prepared for the run we could see the gathering pile of cakes for the finish. Surely no-one would argue that pride of place were Michelle’s biscuits! After her self-confessed baking disaster last week, which even got a mention on the With Me Now podcast, she fully redeemed herself with these scrumptious treats. Many thanks for everyone who contributed to the celebratory spread!
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To mark the occasion a few chose to appear in fancy dress, including a cow and a couple of Vikings…
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Then Glen Laing delivered a lively first timer’s briefing. It turned out there were 22 parkrun first timers today- hope you all enjoyed yourselves! Also 22 first time tourists who normally run at other events, including those from elsewhere in Essex such as Chelmsford and Colchester- welcome one and all!

As nine o’clock approached, we all gathered in the amphitheatre ready for the off. This was when the main drama began. Looking over to the first corner it became apparent that there were flames shooting up from behind the cafés! Then there were loud snaps and crackles and bright flashes that many of us first took to be fireworks but were actually because there were live electrical cables in the midst of the fire!

When Gabrielle announced that the start was being postponed while we waited for the fire brigade, it seemed very likely the run would be cancelled as there was no way of avoiding café corner…
After 15 more minutes the fire engine arrived and Maldon’s finest set up a cordon and got the fire under control. Bob started discussing the situation with them and the firemen advised that with the precautions they had put in place plus our own marshals they were happy that everything was safe for us to proceed! Brilliant and well done to Bob for sorting it out! Us running around no doubt gave the firemen something to watch as they awaited the electrician. (And maybe some of the runners enjoyed watching the firemen??)
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And so finally we set off, under a blue sky and bright sunshine. And yes it was extremely hot running in the cow suit- I have no idea how cows cope with wearing them all the time!

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After the usual two and a half laps and spectacular views of the lake, estuary and quay, we all made it back. That was not the end of it all though- was a day that kept on giving. First the aforementioned cakes and then as a final act, it was over to Alison Hughes. Core team member and regular run director Alison had chosen today to ‘Brave the Shave’ and have her head completely shaved to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Well done Alison- hope you raised loads of money (you can find out how to donate by searching for her name on the ‘Brave the Shave’ site.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALDON PARKRUN!!!

Regards

John Buchanan

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.
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parkrun etiquette

We are disappointed to have to report an incident from Saturday 27 April.

It has been reported to us that one of the faster runners behaved in a manner unacceptable to us at Maldon Prom parkrun. Aggressive shouting and barging of other participants is not acceptable.

We are proud to run an inclusive event for all members of the running, jogging and walking community of Maldon, and for others that wish to join us, on Saturday mornings and wish to continue our event in a friendly and co-operative way.

Should any runner wish to pass other runners a shout of 'coming through' or similar is an acceptable method of letting others know that you would like to pass, otherwise please wait for a suitable gap to get past. Your time is not more important than your behaviour.

Any further instances of this behaviour may result in that runners times being removed from our results.

 

Christmas & New Years 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.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/

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