March parkrun is cancelled on 4 April 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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March parkrun #206. Ciara has entered parkrun.

The 206th March parkrun is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, emerged, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or just generally have some fun.

The course continues to dry out, but the go around the skate park will continue to affect the course. After the free t-shirts and bananas and our 4th birthday, we continue to see a decent turn-out consisting off a nice mixture of old and new to parkrun,

Proceedings began with the important and must be listened to briefing. Once again, as per every week, we never have complete silence whilst little pockets remain chatting. Can we please emphasise that during the briefing we ask you to remain silent whilst the brief is delivered, we don’t do this for fun, we do it for your safety, so respect the briefing and stay quiet. If you’re chatting through it, then it’s unfair to your fellow runners and information can be missed if people are chatting during the brief. Some of our RD’s don’t have the loudest voices and amplification can muffle voices, hence why we don’t have one, so please stay quiet just for five minutes of your time while this is delivered.

Teilo Pearce reached the milestone of 100 parkruns, and our tourists were brightly welcomed, and as always we include everyone in our meritorious dispatches section that turn up to run and volunteer regardless of the weather because parkrun is for life and not just for January. We welcomed our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Ely, Ramsey and Three Counties. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run could not happen every week. If you wish to volunteer, please see the March parkrun volunteers Facebook page or email marchhelpers@parkrun.com.

This weeks brave and fluffy and splendid hi-viz heroes were :-

Jackie BULL, Kevin BULL, Sarah COWLEY, Amy DODSON, Al DUNCAN, Justin ELVIDGE, Raymond FEW, Andrew FOVARGUE, Maddie GIBSON, Paul GIBSON, Robert GOUGH, Karen HAMMOND, Georgina JACKMAN, Victor JEEVES, Isla LEACH, Katie LEACH, Kirsty PATTERSON, Claire SMITH, Gemma SOMMERSBY, Emma UDEN, Grace WOOL, Samantha WOOL

A list of this weeks runners and riders can be found at www.parkrun.org.uk/march/results/latestresults

This week there were 182 runners, of which 9 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 3685 different runners, including participants from 272 athletics clubs, have completed 31592 runs covering a total distance of 157960km, and there have been 6110 new Personal Bests

The female record is held by Lisa MARRIOTT who ran in a time of 19:08 on 21st May 2016 (event number 18).
The male record is held by Glen WATTS who ran in a time of 16:12 on 1st October 2016 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Joan CLARKE who recorded a 83.07% run (23:02) on 26th March 2016 (event number 10).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.

 

March parkrun #205. Elvis has left parkrun.

The 205th March parkrun is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, emerged, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of Westend Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or just generally have some fun.

The course continues to dry out, but the go around the skate park will continue to affect the course. After the free t-shirts and bananas and our 4th birthday, we continue to see a decent turn-out consisting off a nice mixture of old and new to parkrun,

Proceedings began with the important and must be listened to briefing. Can we please emphasise that during the briefing we ask you to remain silent whilst the brief is delivered, we don’t do this for fun, we do it for your safety, so respect the briefing and stay quiet. If you’re chatting through it, then it’s unfair to your fellow runners and information can be missed if people are chatting during the brief. Some of our RD’s don’t have the loudest voices and amplification can muffle voices, hence why we don’t have one, so please stay quiet just for five minutes of your time while this is delivered.

Graham Pearce reached the milestone of 150 parkrun and our tourists were brightly welcomed, and as always we include everyone in our meritorious dispatches section that turn up to run and volunteer regardless of the weather because parkrun is for life and not just for January. We welcomed our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Ely, Ramsey and Three Counties. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run could not happen every week. If you wish to volunteer, please see the March parkrun volunteers Facebook page or email marchhelpers@parkrun.com.

This weeks brave and fluffy and splendid hi-viz heroes were :-

Joanne ANDERSON, James CONROY, Hannah DANIEL, June DANIEL, Mark DARLOW, Justin ELVIDGE, Raymond FEW, Nicola FUNNELL, Maddie GIBSON, Paul GIBSON, Lucy GODFREY, Robert GOUGH, Georgina JACKMAN, Emily MUNCEY, Emma REED, Bradley SHELDRAKE, David WATTS, Grace WOOL, Jan WOOL, Samantha WOOL

A list of this weeks runners and riders can be found at www.parkrun.org.uk/march/results/latestresults

This week there were 147 runners, of which 12 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 3676 different runners, including participants from 269 athletics clubs, have completed 31410 runs covering a total distance of 157050km, and there have been 6068 new Personal Bests

The female record is held by Lisa MARRIOTT who ran in a time of 19:08 on 21st May 2016 (event number 18).
The male record is held by Glen WATTS who ran in a time of 16:12 on 1st October 2016 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Joan CLARKE who recorded a 83.07% run (23:02) on 26th March 2016 (event number 10).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.

 

March parkrun #204. Happy birthday March parkrun.

The 204th March parkrun is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, emerged, and the parkrun family consisting of old friends and new, gathered in the amphitheatre of West End Park to enjoy some well supervised exercise, whether it be to run, walk, or just generally have some fun.

Four years ago, 242 people attended our first parkrun, some are still here, some visit occasionally, and some we have never seen again. During that time many have come and gone, but parkrun remains and always be here while people run and volunteer.

A week without rain has improved the course after last weeks cancellation due to flooding and the work on the skate park is now finished, however, without a connecting path this will continue to affect the course. After the free t-shirts and bananas parkrun, the popularity overflowed into our 4th birthday with a decent turn-out which was a nice mixture of old and new to parkrun, some wearing their RED January t-shirts in support of MIND, the mental health charity. There is still time to sign-up and claim your t-shirt for £10 by visiting the website at www.redjanuaryformind.co.uk.

Proceedings began with the important and must be listened to briefing. Can we please emphasise that during the briefing we ask you to remain silent whilst the brief is delivered, we don’t do this for fun, we do it for your safety, so respect the briefing and stay quiet. If you’re chatting through it, then it’s unfair to your fellow runners and information can be missed if people are chatting during the brief. Some of our RD’s don’t have the loudest voices and amplification can muffle voices, hence why we don’t have one, so please stay quiet just for five minutes of your time while this is delivered.

Richard Upchurch was inducted into the red 50 t-shirt club, and our tourists were brightly welcomed, and always we include everyone in our meritorious dispatches section that turn up to run and volunteer regardless of the weather because parkrun is for life and not just for January. We welcomed our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Ely, Ramsey and Three Counties. The core team also wish to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, without whom, park run could not happen every week. If you wish to volunteer, please see the March parkrun volunteers Facebook page or email marchhelpers@parkrun.com.

This weeks brave and fluffy and splendid hi-viz heroes were :-

Mark DARLOW, Justin ELVIDGE, Sally FAWKES, Raymond FEW, Nicola FUNNELL, Maddie GIBSON, Paul GIBSON, Lucy GODFREY, Robert GOUGH, Victor JEEVES, Sally MILLS, David MILTON, Graham PEARCE, Debbie PERRY, Mark SALMONS, Helen SEIMS, Gemma SOMMERSBY, Helene UPCHURCH, Richard UPCHURCH, Andrew WOOL, Samantha WOOL

A list of this weeks runners and riders can be found at www.parkrun.org.uk/march/results/latestresults

This week there were 196 runners, of which 25 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 3664 different runners, including participants from 267 athletics clubs, have completed 31622 runs covering a total distance of 156315km, and there have been 6054 new Personal Bests

The female record is held by Lisa MARRIOTT who ran in a time of 19:08 on 21st May 2016 (event number 18).
The male record is held by Glen WATTS who ran in a time of 16:12 on 1st October 2016 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Joan CLARKE who recorded a 83.07% run (23:02) on 26th March 2016 (event number 10).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the March parkrun Results Page.

 

March Parkrun #203 – They will let anyone run these things!

Parkrun day dawned also known to some as Saturday and unbelievably today I was getting to have a go in charge (guided by the experienced Andrew Forvague – what could possibly go wrong). We started out by walking the course to check it all and put up the various signposts and James and I put down a LOT of cones in a vague attempt to avoid the worst muddy patches! We had the added excitement of Bruce and Jack joining us from parkruns new partners Mini Electric with loads of fab freebies. While the runners continued to weigh themselves down with free t-shirts and bunches of bananas Pat welcomed the new runners and briefed them.
Finally my moment came to climb up onto the bench and welcome our fantastic 172 mad, mud loving runners to March parkrun 203. I rambled excitedly through the important bits (even over the slight murmurs of excitement – did I mention there was free stuff). We welcomed Tor to the 50 club, Jacob Patterson (Jnr) to the 10 club and although he kept it quiet during the briefing Andrew Mai to the 100 club. We also had tourists from Grantham, Aylesbury, Kings Lynn, Poole and the Lake District and I am sure we also welcomed a few from Peterborough due to their run being cancelled by flooding at Ferry Meadows. We thanked our sponsors and our amazing volunteers (remember parkrun can’t run without volunteers so please consider taking at least a couple of turns a year) it was excellent to hear 2 of our new volunteers this week say they were making a commitment to try and volunteer at least once a month this year. THANK YOU.
Then we were off to the start and I had the amazing privilege to be the person to set the runners off this week. The greatest bit of being run director, other than shouting go, is the opportunity to walk the course while the runners go round, to check all is going as it should and cheer on all our amazing participants. Whether you walk, run, jog or do a combination of all 3 I think you are all amazing! We had a couple of fallers this week and I hope you are all okay and recovering from any bumps and scrapes well. I do need to just give a little reminder this week about under 11’s please, they must be running within arm’s reach of their responsible adult. We know it’s exciting and they just want to do their best but the rule is there for a reason it’s for their own safety and for our insurance purposes.
From our runners this week, incredibly despite all that mud we still saw 6 personal bests and welcomed 12 first timers as well as representatives of 13 different clubs.
First man over the line today was Kev BUNN in 21:02 and the first woman was Kanina O’NEIL in 22.28 well done to both of you.

This week 172 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Louis FAIRFAX • Mark SALMONS • Samantha WOOL • Sandra RHODES • Emma UDEN • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Patricia NORRIS • Lin SUTTON • Joanne ANDERSON • Chris UDEN • Toni ALCARAZ • Andrew FOVARGUE • Victor JEEVES • Mary BETTLES • James CONROY • Donna JOHNSON • Roger MONEY • Richard UPCHURCH • Natalie SZULC • Emma REED

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

The female record is held by Lisa MARRIOTT who recorded a time of 19:08 on 21st May 2016 (event number 18).
The male record is held by Glen WATTS who recorded a time of 16:12 on 1st October 2016 (event number 36).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine WRIGHT who recorded 87.35% (22:32) on 6th May 2017 (event number 67).

March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016. Since then 3,639 participants have completed 31,067 parkruns covering a total distance of 155,335 km, including 6,025 new Personal Bests. A total of 539 individuals have volunteered 4,934 times.

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