March parkrun #202. Black with white stripes or White with black stripes?

The 202nd 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.

Despite rain the previous day, the course is still drying out and not cutting up so badly. The work on the skate park is still continuing to affect the course, but we still had a decent turn-out with 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.

No milestones or birthdays today, but 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 :-

Toni ALCARAZ, Joanne ANDERSON, Jonathan BRADLEY, James CONROY, Sarah COWLEY, Tracey DICKERSON, Amy DODSON, Justin ELVIDGE, Raymond FEW, Andrew FOVARGUE, Georgina JACKMAN, Kelly JACKSON, Victor JEEVES, Tina LAMBERT, Louise LARKINS, Dean MARKILLIE, Paul MUNCEY, Emily MUNCEY, Helen SEIMS, Andrew SLOWEY, Anthony WHIBLEY, Andrew WOOL, Samantha WOOL, Jan

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

This week there were 150 runners, of which 7 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 3,620 different runners, including participants from 266 athletics clubs, have completed 30,745 runs covering a total distance of 153,725km, and there have been 6,010 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 #201. All is quiet, on New Years Day.

The 201st March parkrun is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council. Wednesday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, New Year’s Day parkrun dawned, 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.

Our 201st parkrun dawned on a bright and crisp New Years Day, and after several days without rain, the course is beginning to dry out and not cut up so badly. The work on the skate park is still continuing to affect the course. Many off our attendees had already ran one parkrun today, and those wishing to double dip came to March to give us a decent turn-out. 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 as was today by several runners who either didn’t attend the NRB or were too busy 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.

June Daniels became an inductee into the black 100 t-shirt club, congratulations from the March parkrun team. 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 New Years Day. 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 :-

Megan AYLING, James CONROY, Amy DODSON, Justin ELVIDGE, Raymond FEW, Nina MARKILLIE, Victoria MAY, Patricia NORRIS, Teilo PEARCE, Emma REED, Kate SALMONS, Mark SALMONS, Natalie SZULC, Chris UDEN, Emma UDEN, Samantha WOOL, Andrew WOOL, Jan WOOL, Laura YARNELL

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

This week there were 183 runners, of which 23 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 3,597 different runners, including participants from 263 athletics clubs, have completed 30,562 runs covering a total distance of 152,810km, and there have been 6,001 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.

See you next weekend for general fun and frolics.

Justin

 

March parkrun #200. 200? Really?

The 200th parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, 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.

Our 200th parkrun dawned on a bright and crisp morning, but we still had a wet underfoot course, but despite all that and the continuing work on the skate park, we still had a decent turn-out. Proceedings began with the important and must be listened to briefing. On several occasions we had to call for quiet this morning. 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 as was today by several runners who either didn’t attend the NRB or were too busy 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.

Milestones and birthdays where congratulated and tourists welcomed, and always we include everyone in our meritorious dispatches section that turn up to run and volunteer regardless of the weather. We welcomed our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Ely, Fenland, 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, Alexa CONROY, James CONROY, Stephen COWELL, Graeme DEDMAN, Tracey DICKERSON, Amy DODSON, Justin ELVIDGE, Raymond FEW, Georgina JACKMAN, Victor JEEVES, Tina LAMBERT, Helen SEIMS, Chris UDEN, Emma UDEN, Anthony WHIBLEY, Andrew WOOL, Samantha WOOL, Lesley WRIGHT, Laura YARNELL

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

This week there were 116 runners, of which 10 were first timers and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 3,597 different runners, including participants from 263 athletics clubs, have completed 30,562 runs covering a total distance of 152,810km, and there have been 6,001 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.

See you next weekend for general fun and frolics.

Justin

 

March parkrun #199. Ring out Solstice Bells.

The 199th parkrun at March is brought to you, in part, by Fenland District Council. Saturday morning, or as it’s known in certain circles, parkrun day, dawned, 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.

Our Christmas themed parkrun dawned on a bright and crisp morning, but we still had a damp and soaky course due to much rain over the last few days, but despite all that and the continuing work on the skate park, we still had a decent turn-out on the first Saturday morning of winter. Proceedings began with the important and must be listened to briefing. On several occasions we had to call for quiet this morning. 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 as was today by several runners who either didn’t attend the NRB or were too busy 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.

Milestones and birthdays where congratulated and tourists welcomed, and always we include everyone in our meritorious dispatches section that turn up to run and volunteer regardless of the weather. We welcomed our fellow local runners from Bodymode, Ely, Fenland, 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 :-

Jonathan BRADLEY, Jackie BULL, Alexa CONROY, James CONROY, Stephen COWELL, Karen DANDO, Sydney DAVIS, Tracey DICKERSON, Justin ELVIDGE, Raymond FEW, Nicola FUNNELL, Georgina JACKMAN, Tina LAMBERT, Jackie NOSWORTHY, Hilary RANGER, Jim REEVES, Sean SEARLE, Helen SEIMS, Anthony WHIBLEY, 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 78 runners, of which 6 were first timers and 0 new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.
March parkrun started on 23rd January 2016, and since then 3597 different runners, including participants from 263 athletics clubs, have completed 30,562 runs covering a total distance of 152,810km, and there have been 6001 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.

See you next weekend for general fun and frolics.

Justin

 

March parkrun #198 – Muddy run

Parkrun 198 was a cold one although this didn’t put off 121 runners including two first timers and five tourists. While the cold chill was to be expected given its December the temperature didn’t get above 4 degrees. For the committed volunteers there was some envy watching runners go by knowing that they were getting warmer lap after lap from running. First shout out in this report goes to the hardy volunteers who often forego their own run to help it happen for others. Sydney Davis earns a shout out for volunteering for the 25th time and earns the awesome purple volunteering milestone T Shirt and a big thank you.

The course was a little muddy in parts although four PBs were achieved from those participating. There was some great running from juniors too who were notably flying in through the finish tunnel. Regular March runner Louis Beningfeild led the field throughout and came in first male with a time of 20:23. Hot on his heals and 6 seconds behind was Tim Fitches who took 2nd place followed by Liam Lambert who was 12 seconds behind and was third in. The first female was Kate Green who was a tourist at March and took the course on in style at 20:45 and forth overall up there with the lead three. Regulars Karina O’Neil and Immy Pembury were 2nd and 3rd females with times of 22:02 and 23:30 respectively. Shout outs to Philip Beldom on his 50th Parkrun and Graeme Dedman on his 100th Parkrun. Fun fact - five runners today have run over 200 parkruns.
This week 121 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Mark DARLOW • Caroline CRANE • Wayne STIMSON • Melissa NEAL • Irene LANE • Samantha WOOL • Sandra RHODES • Katie LEACH • Nina MARKILLIE • Georgina JACKMAN • Raymond FEW • Andrew WOOL • Sydney DAVIS • Isla LEACH • Andrew FOVARGUE • Michelle FOVARGUE • Victor JEEVES • James CONROY • Richard UPCHURCH • Daniel MOTT • Lily KAVANAGH • Alexa CONROY

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 3,581 participants have completed 30,368 parkruns covering a total distance of 151,840 km, including 5,998 new Personal Bests. A total of 531 individuals have volunteered 4,828 times.