Event #223 – It did indeed, come home

Well, after much anticipation and some false starts along the way - Malling parkrun event no. 223 finally happened last Saturday!!

It was lovely to see familiar faces after such a long time and everyone looked to be having a great time. In total we had around 175 finishers which was the perfect number to get a nice buzz without being too busy.

Our "spaced out" barcode scanning area:

There's loads more pics on our google album if you wanted to look or upload your own!

 

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available so please check the roster and consider lending us your time? We're always on the lookout for more people to join the "core" team and perhaps even become a future run director - could that be you?

Aesthetically Pleasing & Spot On Times

00:24:00 Stephen WHITING 
00:24:42 Glen BAKER 
00:27:27 Teresa ROGERS 
00:32:00 Dylan SCOTT-HALL First Timer!

Malling parkrun
Event number 223
24th July 2021

This week 95 people ran, 67 people jogged and 6 people walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers, 11 were visitors and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part. The age breakdown was 8 juniors (4-17), 34 seniors (18-34) and 126 veterans (>35).

Unfortunately 7 people forgot their barcodes this week.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Archie MITCHELL • Brian BROOKS • Christine KENT • Darran POTTER • Edward KNIGHT • Finn SNOWDEN • Ian MURRAY • Mo O'BRIEN • Molly GOBLE • Natasha SPENCER-JONES • Paul KIDD • Samantha LEDNOR • Sarah HAMPSHIRE • Tim PARRETT • Tracy BROOKS • Will MERRIFIELD

The event graphs can be found at: http://runtables.me/malling/runreport/

 

Event #214 – Another busy one

With the second week of Tonbridge parkrun being cancelled due to a waterlogged course, we weren't quite as busy as the previous week (a new record at over 500) but at 460 it still meant all the volunteers were very busy. The wet and windy weather moved away leaving Saturday to be a bright and chilly morning - perfect for running if a little moist under foot.

Lots of great photos this week (thank you Paul Taylor!) starting with mid-pack at the start...

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..and then watching as you all headed towards the meadow for the first time...

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..this time running past the meadow itself..

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..and just out the other side heading towards Diver's corner. Aptly named because - guess what?

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..and finally, here's a random view from the finish funnel..

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Worth noting that this week we had 76 people visiting us for the first time, of which 31 were doing their first ever parkrun. An incredible 71 of you got a PB. So very well done if that was you!

Lastly, a big shout out to DofE volunteers Liam and Jacob who completed their 13 week stint with us. We wish you well and hope you come back and see us in the future.

..and finally - Can you help?
We're looking for one or two super enthusiastic people to become co-event directors at our 'lil sister event. There are no set requirements in terms of experience or background, so if you fancy a new challenge for the new year this could be right up your street. If you know someone you think would be suitable, please let them know!

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Malling parkrun
Event number 214
18th January 2020
This week 460 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 77 were first timers and 71 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Tracy BROOKS • Brian BROOKS • Amanda EVERITT • Tereza FRANCOVA • Darran POTTER • Dan TRUMAN • Paul TAYLOR • Christine KENT • Liam ELLIS • Leanne MCMAHON • Deborah HOWARD • Debbie HOBDELL • Wendy WELLS • Josie RATHBONE • Paige HARPER • Jill DRAYTON • Jacob LANGLEY • Clair GOBLE • Molly GOBLE

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

The female record is held by Laura-Jane DAY who recorded a time of 18:05 on 29th December 2018 (event number 160).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th June 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 91.97% (18:41) on 26th December 2015 (event number 13).

Malling parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 7,922 participants have completed 42,440 parkruns covering a total distance of 212,200 km, including 8,019 new Personal Bests. A total of 450 individuals have volunteered 2,924 times.

 

Event #212 – Happy 2020!

Worth saying again.... Happy 2020 everyone!

Another amazingly busy event last week with 352 enjoying the rather splendid conditions - a slight chill but no wind and some sunshine at times. Perfect weather for running and according to the results, 23 of you achieved a PB :-)

Here's a small sample of this week's photos (thanks Paul!).. For the whole album just click on the image below to hyperjump over to our new 2020 photo album:

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With it being the start of a new year etc. super stats-man Neal has sent some stats for the top all-time Malling attendances. No surprise perhaps that Mr Blount is reigning supreme at No.1 which probably makes him a very shiny gold level obsessive - well done Neal!

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Sadly now with Christmas and New Year fading into the distant memory - like a bad curry, we say 'goodbye' to being able to do more parkruns in two weeks than you can shake a stick at. Sad times.

Being January the big question now is when does the snow and ice start! Keep your fingers x'd but please do always check for cancellations before setting out. If your first choice event is cancelled also check your second choice before shooting off. During the pre-Xmas flooding we had people turning up from a cancelled Maidstone only to discover we were cancelled too.

Milestones

We had a number of official and unofficial milestones this week:

Phil Ladbrook (100)
Steven Barratt (50)
Louise Hammond (100)
Evelyn Eldridge (150)
Robbie Eldridge (150)

Well done all of you!

Barcodes

A quick reminder that following an unfortunate incident where our barcode box blew over and deposited it's contents in the mud, we no longer hold spare barcodes. This accords with the HQ position that it's much better for runners to have their barcode, and hence ICE info, on their person rather than locked away in a box. With that in mind it might be a great time to upgrade your sweaty dog-eared scrimp of paper with a lovely new barcode product and help keep parkrun free?

..and finally

We'd love to say a big thank you to everyone who ran, walked, jogged or staggered with us last year and also to the many un-sung heroes who made it all possible. Here's to 2020 - let's do it all again!!

 

Malling parkrun
Event number 212
4th January 2020

This week 352 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Callum BROOKS • Tracy BROOKS • Brian BROOKS • Rachael MANSFIELD • Laura KILVINGTON-SMITH • Emily HALE • Alexandra O'CALLAGHAN • Darran POTTER • Gary COOK • Catey BOWLES • Wilhelmina DRAYTON • Alan TOWNEND • Paul TAYLOR • Liam ELLIS • Will MERRIFIELD • Josie RATHBONE • Richard DRAYTON • Jill DRAYTON • Natasha SPENCER-JONES • Jacob LANGLEY • Reece SPENCER-JONES

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

The female record is held by Laura-Jane DAY who recorded a time of 18:05 on 29th December 2018 (event number 160).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th June 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 91.97% (18:41) on 26th December 2015 (event number 13).

Malling parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 7,753 participants have completed 41,475 parkruns covering a total distance of 207,375 km, including 7,890 new Personal Bests. A total of 443 individuals have volunteered 2,888 times.

 

Event #210 – Christmas Day 2019

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Our first ever Christmas Day parkrun event here at Malling so we were a little uncertain as to how many people might turn out... we figured probably about 100 but instead a whopping 324 of you chose to visit the scenic (and now slightly less damp) Leybourne Lakes Country Park! As if by the magic of Christmas the weather was sunny and mild and we're sure this played it's part in the hight turnout :)

We had LOTS of Christmas themed hats, jumpers etc but thanks to local running group Beginneers2Runners, we also had a bunch of Santa suits for our volunteers. Here's a sample, but there are many more in our google photo album..
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..and it was regular runner Carol Fisher's birthday!  Happy Birthday!!

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We had loads of brilliant milestone runs for Christmas Day...

Deborah Matthews (50)
Andy Brooks (100)
Kimberly Springhall (100)
Stuart Penney (100)
Rob Johnson (200)
David Brooker (200)
Rachel Turney (300)

Sadly because of the cancellation last weekend, Brian Martin didn't make his 100th as planned. Never mind, his family were still over from California and will hopefully still be here on Saturday!
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We had a strong showing from our little-sister event Manor Park Junior parkrun and it was really great to see them all! On a related note, Manor Park ED Laura is stepping down at the end of the year and we're looking for one or two people to share the role as Co-event directors. This is a rare opportunity to get involved behind the scenes at parkrun with a chance to build upon the amazing foundation that Laura and her team have created. Full training and support would be provided; if you or someone you know might be interested they can get in touch for a quick chat about what's involved.

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..and finally
We'd like to say a big thanks to everyone that has volunteered through the course of 2019 and especially those who gave up their Christmas Day morning. Thanks also to those who bought us chocolates, mince pies and even some wine - totally unexpected and very naughty!

 
Aesthetically Pleasing & Spot On Times
00:21:00 Brian ALLEN
00:23:23 Kevin OSTREHAN First Timer!
00:23:32 John PFEIL
00:23:45 Clare BROWN
00:28:28 Vanessa LAWRENCE
00:30:03 Neill GILBERT
00:31:00 Zachary WARD
00:33:44 Nicky VAN RENSBURG First Timer!
00:33:44 Susannah JANSEN VAN RENSBURG New PB!
00:34:43 Jessica HAM
00:37:37 Evelyn LOWRIE First Timer!

 
Malling parkrun
Event number 210
25th December 2019
This week 324 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 73 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 49 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Andrew PATERNOSTER • Callum BROOKS • Tracy BROOKS • Brian BROOKS • Neal BLOUNT • Darran POTTER • Dawn POTTER • Lucy ROSE • Danny POTTER • Teresa SHILLINGFORD • Wilhelmina DRAYTON • Archie MITCHELL • Elizabeth WARD • Emma LIDLOW • Will MERRIFIELD • Richard DRAYTON • Jill DRAYTON • Lewis JONES • Michael THOMAS

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

The female record is held by Laura-Jane DAY who recorded a time of 18:05 on 29th December 2018 (event number 160).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th June 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 91.97% (18:41) on 26th December 2015 (event number 13).

Malling parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 7,650 participants have completed 40,817 parkruns covering a total distance of 204,085 km, including 7,826 new Personal Bests. A total of 437 individuals have volunteered 2,843 times.

 

Event #208

Well done to everyone taking part this week! Here's a quick sample of the action...
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Photos
Photos (thanks Paul!!) from this week are all available on our google photo's album - check 'em out!

Milestones
This week we had a number of brilliant milestone runs, very well done to....

Vicki MCINTYRE - 50
Alan TOWNEND - 100
Gary TITMAS - 100
Laurel TOWNEND - 100

Christmas Day
Yes.. we're ON! What better way to start Christmas Day than running around our lake in the cold with your other family!! Keep your fingers x'd for dry weather!

We're still in need of a few more volunteers so please do consider it - or drag along an unsuspecting relative?

New Years Day
Remember, we're NOT on for NYD, however you may spot some of us doing doubles at nearby events :-)

To plan your NYD double, check out the Compendium.

Malling parkrun - Event number 208
7th December 2019
This week 220 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Callum BROOKS • Tracy BROOKS • Brian BROOKS • David PATTERSON • Darran POTTER • Lynn COOK • Gary COOK • Helen LILLYMAN • Brian MARTIN • Katrina TUCK • Paul TAYLOR • Liam ELLIS • Catherine BARCLAY • Geoffrey MCCORMACK • Charlie HILTON • Max PATTERSON • Paige HARPER • Edward KNIGHT • Jill DRAYTON • Jacob LANGLEY

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

The female record is held by Laura-Jane DAY who recorded a time of 18:05 on 29th December 2018 (event number 160).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th June 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 91.97% (18:41) on 26th December 2015 (event number 13).

Malling parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 7,569 participants have completed 40,314 parkruns covering a total distance of 201,570 km, including 7,780 new Personal Bests. A total of 434 individuals have volunteered 2,808 times.

 

Event #206

Our apologies, the run reports have been a bit thin on the ground recently which is mostly because co-ED Darran has been off galavanting around the country doing tourist and ambassador type things! Sadly we didn't get any photo's this week  - if you have any please feel free to upload and share!!

According to ours stats guru Neal... last week we reached a total of 7500 unique runners having taken part since 2015 and should pass 200,000km this coming weekend!

You may be aware we had a medical emergency last weekend - a runner complained of being feint headed with a racing pulse at the finish. After showing no signs of improvement after several minutes the decision was taken to transfer to a warm car and then to call an ambulance. It turns out to have been quite a serious cardiac related event and the person in question was kept in hospital for testing although we're very pleased to learn they have now been discharged.

You will be pleased to know we take your safety very seriously with most of the core team having been on an AED/CPR course. You may have seen that every week we have a backpack containing first aid kit and defibrillator sat next to our "medi bike" which is ready to go at all times. But this is where our parkrun community comes in and is why we often ask for additional volunteer marshals - so that in the unlikely event that someone needs help out on the course, we get notified by radio as quickly as possible. We'd like to thank all those people who've marshalled for us this year and hope that many more will consider giving it a go from time to time in the future!

If you are a first aider or have medical training and wish to make yourselves known to the volunteer team please feel free to do so - it's always reassuring to know that extra help is close at hand should it be needed :-)

Coming Up!
This coming Saturday is the last of the Month so that means Malling 5K Your Way and Pacer Week!

Christmas parkrun!
We're still looking for a couple more marshals so please get in touch if you or perhaps a family member fancies it!

On a related note... if you are expecting to get some new running gear over Christmas or in the sales and have any old (but still useable) kit to get rid of, how about donating it? ED Darran recently visited the parkrun held at Feltham Young Offenders Institute where they are often very short of suitable athletic clothing for the boys. If you have anything suitable to donate please bring it along clean and bagged up we'll pass it on.

Malling parkrun
Event number 206
23rd November 2019
This week 243 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Callum BROOKS • Tracy BROOKS • Brian BROOKS • Pauline ROUSE • Darran POTTER • Gary COOK • Wilhelmina DRAYTON • Ben FERMOR • Liam ELLIS • Catherine BARCLAY • Robert GREENER • Jan MCCORMACK • Josie RATHBONE • Jill DRAYTON • Jacob LANGLEY

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

The female record is held by Laura-Jane DAY who recorded a time of 18:05 on 29th December 2018 (event number 160).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th June 2019 (event number 185).
The male record is held by who recorded a time of 24:51 on 13th July 2019 (event number 187).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 91.97% (18:41) on 26th December 2015 (event number 13).

Malling parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 7,520 participants have completed 39,893 parkruns covering a total distance of 199,465 km, including 7,707 new Personal Bests. A total of 430 individuals have volunteered 2,770 times.

 

Event #201

Here's a snippet of last weekend's action... including an alien reportedly from Area 51 and suitably clad in apricot!
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Don't forget we've hundreds more brilliant photos in our online photo album!

Congratulations to ex-DofE volunteer Will Carpenter on reaching his 100th milestone - awesome work!

Lastly, a HUGE thank you to all our amazing volunteers!

Coming Up

This Saturday, being the last in the month, is both pacer week and 5K Your Way! We have a number of different pacing options for you from 30-something down.

Volunteer Vacancies

As you may know we've been looking for future Run Directors to join the team. Please do give this some thought as this is your event and we need to make sure we have new talent in the pipeline for when we get old and crusty!

On a related subject our sister event, Manor Park junior parkrun, is looking for an Event Director (or a couple of Co-Event Directors) - if you might be interested please email jo.frazer-wise@parkrun.com to find out more.

Last, but not least, we're still after Christmas Day volunteers - we need your help to make this happen!

Malling parkrun
Event number 201
19th October 2019

This week 218 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Robert CLARK • Callum BROOKS • Brian BROOKS • Lucy BARRATT • Tereza FRANCOVA • Darran POTTER • Gary COOK • Wilhelmina DRAYTON • Helen LILLYMAN • Paul TAYLOR • Josie RATHBONE • Paige HARPER • Edward KNIGHT • Jill DRAYTON • Harry CLARK

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

The female record is held by Laura-Jane DAY who recorded a time of 18:05 on 29th December 2018 (event number 160).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th June 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 91.97% (18:41) on 26th December 2015 (event number 13).

Malling parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 7,389 participants have completed 38,715 parkruns covering a total distance of 193,575 km, including 7,546 new Personal Bests. A total of 425 individuals have volunteered 2,694 times.

 

Event #200 – Something of a milestone?

Some 4 years and 1 week later we've hit 200 events!!! Where did all that time go? If you've been a regular over this time you'll have seen the number of participants steadily grow from about 100 each week to more like 250-300 as we get now with over 7,300 people clocking up a whopping 192,485km over 38,497 runs/jogs/walks.

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This week 262 of you took part and someone among you recorded our 7,500th PB since event #1 (woop!)

Not only that, but we received an amazing number of donated food bank items for the Trussell Trust - more on that later!

We also had loads of first timers which is always great to see.. Here they are listening intently to Wilhelmina's briefing.. Many will not have appreciated how important the "First Timer" briefing has become... since it's often the very first point of contact with parkrun it's crucial we're seen to be welcoming and inclusive so that first time participants have the most positive experience possible!

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Then and Now

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As far as we can tell, or rather according to Neal... There's a small group of intrepid runners and volunteers who were present at both event #1 and #200! They are:

Emma WATSON
Ruth GORDON
Daniel MILLER
Neal BLOUNT
John PFEIL
Ian WEST
Dave DEAN
Louise HOLDEN
Rachael MANSFIELD
Maggie CHAPMAN
Amanda EVERITT
Sarah HAMPSHIRE
Robert HAMPSHIRE
Brian BROOKS
Callum BROOKS
Tracy BROOKS

So a very well done and thank you to them for sticking with us! Of course there are also the thousands that came after and continue to make Malling parkrun part of their weekly health and wellbeing routine, so again another well deserved "well done"!

Old Photos
Should you wish to reminisce about parkruns gone by.. why not have a look at these photo albums? Most of these were originally on Flickr and then moved over to Google last year:

Photos from 2019
Photos from 2018
Photos from 2017
Photos from 2016
Photos from 2015

Stats

There are lies, damn lies and statistics so they say! But here are some interesting numbers from our resident statistician Neal (aka Stat-man) that are all completely legit, or so he says!

Top 10 Malling attendances:

Ian MURRAY 171
Neal BLOUNT 170
Ben SANDS 154
David PATTERSON 147
Angus BENNISON 142
Ian JONES 139
John PFEIL 126
Darran POTTER 124
John WOODSTOCK 124
Stuart DICKSON 115

Top 10 volunteer occasions:

Tracy BROOKS 187
Brian BROOKS 168
Darran POTTER 159
Amanda EVERITT 126
Sarah HAMPSHIRE 111
Heather MURRAY 109
Callum BROOKS 109
Wilhelmina DRAYTON 56
Katrina TUCK 54
Caroline KING 53

Top 10 number of PB's:

Ben SANDS 25
Tony SHOOTER 22
Colin DUNLOP 21
Alexander WATSON 19
Marc LEV'Y 19
Graham STUART 18
Paul KIDD 18
Alan TOWNEND 17
Carmel STUART 16
Neal BLOUNT 15

PB Number 7500
As mentioned above, this weekend we also had the 7,500th personal best... to which this great accolade is awarded to.... drum roll.... Louise Walters with her time of 35:34.

Food Collection
Following the moving item in our run report last week we were amazed by the generous donations we received for the Trussell Trust.

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We received this thank you from Trussell Trust project manager Lorraine:

"Huge thanks to all at parkrun Malling for collecting for us at their recent run. We rely completely upon donations of food, and your kind support will help those who are struggling.

We are currently seeing a 22% increase in usage of our foodbank centres. This appears to mainly be due to problems with the Universal Credit system, but also people who are on very low or irregular wages.

Last year we fed 5835 people, with over 2000 of those being children. We work with local professional agencies e.g. social services, health teams, schools, churches and other charities to identify those in need, and to build in signposting support as part of our referral process.

All of our food goes to our warehouse and we transport around 1 tonne of food a week around the surrounding towns. We need both food and funds so any support is always very much appreciated.

THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT!"

So if you donated something last week, give yourself a big pat on the back. You've done something small, but totally brilliant to make someone's life better when they really needed it!

Christmas Day event
We're really hoping to put on an event this Christmas Day... but this can only happen if we get sufficient volunteers. Please get in touch if you fancy trying a bit Christmas volunteering!

Looking forward
To ensure a strong and sustainable future for the next 200 events it's essential that we continue to grow our "core team" and in particular recruit additional run directors. Currently we have three regular RD's and ideally we'd love a couple more - if you, a friend or family member might be interested in taking volunteering to the next level please get in touch.

 

Event #199 – Happy Birthday!

A short and sweet run report this week... a good number of you came along in apricot to celebrate parkun's 15th anniversary and our own 4th birthday. No special celebrations as we'll be doing something "proper big" next year for our 5th! :)

We've given notice that we intend to run an event on Christmas Day this year - provided we can get sufficient volunteer cover. If you'd like to help out please get in touch ASAP. Many thanks!

Next week is our 200th event and to mark this occasion we're asking for food donations to the Trussel Trust food bank (you can read all about their good work here - https://www.trusselltrust.org/).   We've been asked to share the list of items they are most in need of (below) and we'd really love to see how much we can contribute to this worthy cause. You just never know when you, or someone you know, might be need of their help - in fact after announcing the collection during this week's pre-run briefing, ED Darran was approached by someone who knows first hand what a life saver food banks can be....

 
"You never know when you will need the use of a food bank. I never dreamt that I would need to use one. However, this week I found myself in that position.

My doctor helped put me in touch with someone who could help me. I was told they would supply 3-4 days of food. What arrived is in the attached picture and made me cry. It has taken all the pressure off me for the time being at least. Cereal for breakfast, bread rolls and ham for lunch, meat, fruit, veg, pasta for dinner and more besides. They even supplied some cat food so our cat doesn't go hungry while we struggle to make ends meet. On top of that there were essential items such as toiletries and cleaning products.

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There is a collection for a food bank at Malling park run next week. Please donate whatever you can. For a family in need their help is a lifeline, a godsend. For some of you, that extra bag of rice or pasta, or the extra tin of beans or sweetcorn may not mean much, but I promise you that to the person who receives it, it will mean the world.

This week my park run was powered by these donations. I hope you never have to face the same situation, but if you do find yourself in need there are good people out there who can help you xxx"

We're probably all guilty of taking so much for granted, but look around you - it's possible there is someone less than a few metres away for whom a food bank delivery has made the difference between eating or going hungry. If you would like to bring some items of food along, here's the shopping list that the Trussel Trust have sent us:

Tinned sponge pudding
Tinned fruit
Tinned fish
Tinned veg & potatoes
Instant mash
Fruit juice - long life
Milk - long life
Powdered/dry milk
Cup-a-soup
Pasta Source & cooking sauce
Macaroni cheese
Tinned spaghetti
Desserts eg Angel delight, jelly, rice pudding
Custard - ready made
Sugar - 0.5kg please
Treats - sweets, chocs, crisps
Ketchup, brown sauces etc
Washing powder, liquid (small)
Shampoo
Shower gel
Deodorant - esp for men
Washing up liquid
Toothbrushes & paste
Shaving foam
Kitchen roll
Nappies - Size S and above

 

Malling parkrun
Event number 199
5th October 2019
This week 250 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Callum BROOKS • Laura KILVINGTON-SMITH • Vanessa LAWRENCE • Darran POTTER • Caroline HARPER • Dan TRUMAN • Wilhelmina DRAYTON • Katrina TUCK • Paul TAYLOR • Liam ELLIS • Josie RATHBONE • Keren MORRIS • Edward KNIGHT • Jill DRAYTON • Jacob LANGLEY

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

The female record is held by Laura-Jane DAY who recorded a time of 18:05 on 29th December 2018 (event number 160).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th June 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 91.97% (18:41) on 26th December 2015 (event number 13).

Malling parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 7,317 participants have completed 38,235 parkruns covering a total distance of 191,175 km, including 7,463 new Personal Bests. A total of 422 individuals have volunteered 2,661 times.

 

Event #195 – New Attendance Record!

 

FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO... If this is the answer, what is the question?

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OK, the clue was in the title... This week we smashed our previous attendance record to reach 422 runners, joggers and walkers. Not only that, but we didn't loose a single finish token either.. so well done all of you! :)

For anyone who wasn't aware, Maidstone parkrun was closed and so we put out a call for extra volunteer help. The response was awesome and hopefully you noticed lots of extra marshals in the car park, around the start/finish and out of track. Speaking of which, the spirit of parkrun was brilliantly captured by volunteers Claire and Flora handing out high-5's:

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Your volunteer team for this week...
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Can you see yourself in this pic?
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Well don't worry if you can't - there are many more great photos available on our google photos album.

Lastly... ED Darran is running in aid of Bone Cancer Research at the Royal Parks half marathon in October. If you would like to support him there is a JustGiving page - thank you.

Malling parkrun
Event number 195
7th September 2019

This week 422 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 95 were first timers and 85 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Callum BROOKS • Rebecca LEDNOR • Amanda EVERITT • Pauline ROUSE • Samantha LEDNOR • Vanessa LAWRENCE • Steven GOODALL • Darran POTTER • Dawn POTTER • Gary COOK • Danny POTTER • Wilhelmina DRAYTON • Tim PARRETT • Kate PATTERSON • Katrina TUCK • Claire STOCKLEY • Paul TAYLOR • Michael BARCLAY • Emma LIDLOW • Hazel FAY • Catherine BARCLAY • Josie RATHBONE • Flora STOCKLEY • Richard DRAYTON • Jill DRAYTON

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

The female record is held by Laura-Jane DAY who recorded a time of 18:05 on 29th December 2018 (event number 160).
The male record is held by George DUGGAN who recorded a time of 15:46 on 29th June 2019 (event number 185).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 91.97% (18:41) on 26th December 2015 (event number 13).

Malling parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 7,228 participants have completed 37,212 parkruns covering a total distance of 186,060 km, including 7,250 new Personal Bests. A total of 409 individuals have volunteered 2,594 times.

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