Nobles parkrun is cancelled on 18 July 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Inaugral Non Nobles parkrun

Evening everyone, I hope this finds you all safe and well.

Wow what a weekend!
How strange was your Saturday?
I don't say that lightly either, as I know some of you are part way through your self isolation fortnight. Its great to read your social media posts to see how everyone is coming together to support those in need - no surprise to most, as that's just what we do.

In case of worry or concern please be comforted that scanners, stopwatches and tokens are all safe in isolation and away from harm - for how long!!!!!!!!!!
Our equipment store at the Grandstand is in full isolation thanks to the site being turned into a testing area.

We woke on Saturday with more than an empty feeling, but quickly lifted by seeing your kind words and pictures that you posted on the page. Please keep posting your comments and what you are up to - parkrun is about community, and despite a temporary halt to Saturdays our community remains forever strong. Our posts will ensure everyone can chat and keep spirits high, whilst ensuring those who need a little help can easily ask - we are stronger together.

We will keep posting on a weekly basis, and will replace 'Smiler of the Week' with 'Memory of the Week', a little flashback to any of the last 100 plus events - so keep your eyes peeled.

It is unlikely that we return in time for the next 'Pacers' event, so, we will commit to ensuring that our first returning Saturday will be a pacers event - we expect to see you all!

Finally, cancellation ultimately was the decision of parkrun UK, however, we fully support that decision for the safety of all our runners and volunteers - aged from 4 (officially) upto the impressive 80's - we take your safety seriously.

So for now - isolate socially (!) if you have to, distance socially (!) all the time whilst we can. We miss you, we love you all.....and we ain't going anywhere.

Keep the faith and see you soon - all 2000+ of you

This week;
No one ran
No PBs were achieved
No one volunteered
No one was bloody chuffed about the above!

 

Nobles parkrun Event #118 – 14th March 2020

In a week that saw us pass 2000 registered participants, we also saw the continued triple figure attendance that we have seen since the start of the year, triple last years March figure too.

We had four potential "50" milestones this week, and gaining hers was regular supporter Catriona Farrant. Catriona has supported parkrun from the start, and introduced the Parkrun Practice, an NHS programme to support the health benefits of parkrun, to those in the Ballasalla area.
Congrats Catriona......I think there's a second 'Farrant' not far behind.

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We also saw the return of Brian Bettridge this week, visiting family has given the opportunity to spread his parkrun experience further outside of his home in South Africa. Well done Brian, your t-shirt says it all.

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Thankyou for your continued support

See you on Saturday

This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Sue ACKROYD • Ian BATES • Hayley DUFFUS • Terry BATES • Eileen CLARKE • Lynda QUAYLE • Laura CARSON • Paul COLLINS • Tara CAWTE • Dave LAWRIE • Paul SAYLE • Lisa WHORRALL • Jo HAMILTON • Arnold John JACOBS • Amanda ANSERMOZ • Helen BEDFORD • Julie RONAN • Karen FORSTER • Christine KELLY • Sue BINGHAM • Ali KIRBY • Caroline CROSSLEY • Elliott SAYLE • Maria KINRADE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Nobles parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Adam SCIACCA who recorded a time of 16:28 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31), and by Kevin LOUNDES who also recorded a time of 16:28 on 20th October 2018 (event number 46).
The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 19:13 on 20th April 2019 (event number 72).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 97.12% (23:42) on 20th July 2019 (event number 85).
Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 2,352 participants have completed 10,531 parkruns covering a total distance of 52,655 km, including 2,246 new Personal Bests. A total of 265 individuals have volunteered 2,195 times.

 

Here come the girls! Nobles parkrun Event #117 7th March 2020

Nobles Parkrun 07/03/20 – International Women’s Day #iwd
Today, Nobles Parkrun turned purple in aid of International Women’s Day.   So, what’s it all about? International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. Here in the Isle of Man we led the way for millions of women worldwide , by being the first national parliament in the WORLD to give women the right to vote in national elections in 1881. The first International Women's Day was 30 years later, and today IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere and that includes parkrun! Parkrun and IWD are both striving for a common goal, inclusivity. Parkrun is for everyone and here at Nobles we welcome everyone, female, male, fast, slow, walk, jog, run, come one, come all! This was ably highlighted today by a visitor to Nobles parkrun from South Africa, the amazing Brian Bettridge. He started his parkrun journey age 80 and completed his 50th run on his 81st birthday!

The fabulous Brian and novice barcode scanner Jo

The fabulous Brian pictured with super barcode scanner Jo

We also had a special guest, Tanya from Women’s Refuge who shook her bucket and you generous lot donated an amazing £74.78! 65C86184-38B0-4040-B28C-72931E62F9AD Some amazing mentions today, first of all you may have noticed the absence of one of our favorite marshals, Arnie…..he had a week off and completed his first ever parkrun! Well done Arnie! Also another regular at parkrun, Clark Partridge completed his 10th run in time for his birthday next week. Happy birthday Clark! Very well deserving of a mention was the amazing Harcourt family, all wearing matching IWD t shirts! You may have noticed today that our amazing team of marshals were all women, all wonderful and dedicated, giving their time for the community and feeling fantastic! (One of these wonder women was Lynda Quayle, who celebrates her birthday on Sunday. Have a great day Lynda!) Run Director was the ever fabulous Ali Kirby, meaning Ian could have a well deserved rest….of sorts! 9F6D3FC1-3B5C-4FB5-8FCE-DC1B312AD5AD Having our wonderful parkrun every week relies heavily on our amazing volunteers, if you fancy joining our merry band of super friendly marshals, please let us know!

This week 180 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers: Ali KIRBY • Fiona BULLOUGH • Bernie JOHNSON • Elizabeth PARTRIDGE • Kerry THOMPSON • Lynda QUAYLE • Tara CAWTE • Karen GADSBY • Maddison PARTRIDGE • Lisa WHORRALL • Jo HAMILTON • Amanda ANSERMOZ • Helen BEDFORD • Caroline HELKS • Julie RONAN • Karen FORSTER • Louisa EDGECOX • Christine KELLY • Sue BINGHAM • Caroline CROSSLEY

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

The male record is held by Adam SCIACCA who recorded a time of 16:28 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31), and by Kevin LOUNDES who also recorded a time of 16:28 on 20th October 2018 (event number 46). The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 19:13 on 20th April 2019 (event number 72). The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 97.12% (23:42) on 20th July 2019 (event number 85).

Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 2,330 participants have completed 10,364 parkruns covering a total distance of 51,820 km, including 2,201 new Personal Bests. A total of 263 individuals have volunteered 2,171 times.

 

 

Nobles parkrun Event #116 – 29th February 2020

Our first Pacers Week for some time fell nicely on the first 'leap year' Saturday since parkrun started......however, if you are patient there will be another in 28 years!
So 170 of you chose to attend this weeks event on such a rare date.

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Pacer Week allowed us to use our new blue pacer bibs for the first time - blue was the appropriate colour as the bitter cold meant it matched most peoples skin colour!
Huge thanks to all those who volunteered to be 'pacers'

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We managed to cover all minute spaces from 24 through to 32 - take a look at the results to see who came closest to their target pacer time - it looks like Paul Collins wins this one.

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We may have had no milestoners this week, but we did have a unique birthday to celebrate - unfortunately this weeks Run Director forgot to mention it at the start, despite being reminded.
Regular parkrunner Dave Lawrie celebrated his 13th birthday this week - well allegedly, due to it being the 29th and a leap year (quickly ….work out how old he really is!). Dave has become a regular both running and volunteering, and even taken on the challenge as RD......happy birthday from us all Dave.

3-8 Dave

(P.S. belated birthday wishes to our own Amanda Ansermoz, birthday last Friday)

Next week see's parkruns celebration of International Womens Day, so we will see our little event completely run by women. Its great to see that the call to arms this week is not needed, as next weeks roster is already full...……..brilliant, well done ladies.
Remember, all those running, the colour to wear is PURPLE!
We have plans to invite a related local charity, as raised in last weeks Run Report, and also have our special welcome flag and additional selfie frame.

IWD

Keep an eye on social media as we plan to heavily promote the event.

Well I'm off, as Ali is formerly in charge (as if we didn't know that already!)

See you Saturday

This week 170 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Neil DAVIES • Sue ACKROYD • Peter CALLIN • Ian BATES • Edward PERKINS • Nicola BOWKER • Terry BATES • Ali KIRBY • Fiona BULLOUGH • Ray SHOOTER • Bernie JOHNSON • Greg NATION • Lynda QUAYLE • Tony PARTRIDGE • Gemma CAMPBELL • Paul COLLINS • Tara CAWTE • Maddison PARTRIDGE • Arnold John JACOBS • Karen FORSTER • Caroline CAIN • Joe ROWLANDS • Christine KELLY • Mike DEVEREAU • Caroline CROSSLEY • Neil CALLIN • Joanne HOLLOWS • Kevin SCHOFIELD • Tiffany BAKER • Maria KINRADE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Nobles parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Adam SCIACCA who recorded a time of 16:28 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31), and by Kevin LOUNDES who also recorded a time of 16:28 on 20th October 2018 (event number 46).
The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 19:13 on 20th April 2019 (event number 72).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 97.12% (23:42) on 20th July 2019 (event number 85).
Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 2,308 participants have completed 10,184 parkruns covering a total distance of 50,920 km, including 2,149 new Personal Bests. A total of 263 individuals have volunteered 2,151 times.

 

Nobles parkrun Event #115 – 22nd February 2020

The ability to write these Run Reports is always helped by the basic need to feel your hands - something our brave marshals struggled with yesterday - boy it was 'fresh'. But once again you brave soles turned up in your numbers to make it well worthwhile - yet again.

And boy didn't our marshals look good in our new 'pink' hi vis vests - perfectly matching the ice blue skin tones lol, imagine having bitterly cold fingers and responsible for clicking the stopwatch, handing out tokens etc - grateful to all.

22-2-20 ARNIE
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And wow what a milestone we hit this week, our 10,000th finisher crossed the line this weekend. And that was finisher 145 on the day, Sally Russell on her 5th event. Well done Sally, a voucher from Up and Running is ready for collection from us at your next event.

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And a big milestone that we missed - and how could we?! This weeks tailwalker, and Nobles regular, Jonathan Watterson, reached his amazing '250' milestone - that's amazing. I am unsure how many were accompanied by the very cute Snoopy...…..but well done both.

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A huge shout out goes to Connor Kermode, he completed his first ever parkrun / 5k this week, amazing, especially seeing he hadn't even run six weeks ago. He completed this challenge alongside his Dad Brian in a brilliant 46 minutes - well done Connor.

22-2-20 Connor

We had a high percentage of new volunteers this week, all ensuring another safe event. If you fancy assisting with a volunteering stint once in a while, please adjust your parkrun profile to accept emails from Nobles, and check out the roster and facebook updates weekly
www.parkrun.org.uk/nobles/futureroster/
This week we even had standbys - thankyou to Becky Watterson who remained on standby until just before the start, who then ran and finished as first lady - wow, commitment indeed.

We have some exciting events in the next couple of weeks;
- Pacer Week
- International Womens Day
- Easter Running Festival Weekend
We have approx' eight Pacer volunteers ready to assist you to a new PB, but still require volunteers for normal roles.
IWD is a parkrun initiative to have every event run by women, so ladies, please get in contact with Run Director, Ali Kirby, if you are able to help - remember PURPLE is the colour of the day, and we hope to be supporting local Manx charities on the day.
Although not our event, the Easter Festival has attracted large numbers to our event that weekend, so if you are free to volunteer we would be grateful - we anticipate numbers in excess of 200.

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From time to time we like to keep you informed of behind the scenes items, not just the core running activity.
How many are aware what an AED is? As part of the global parkrun philosophy, they try to ensure an automatic external defibrillator (AED) is present at as many events as possible. At Nobles we are lucky, as we have two within the area - they form a vital part of our risk assessment and add another level incase of emergency. But where are they? One is located behind the main grandstand, whilst the second is by the toilet area behind the Pavilion. These benefit us hugely and support our marshals and runners each week.

Well, enjoy your weekend, and see you at 'Pacer Week'

Ian

This week 159 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Peter CALLIN • Jonathan Ian WATTERSON • Ian BATES • Edward PERKINS • Terry BATES • Ali KIRBY • Kerry THOMPSON • Paul FARGHER • Paul COLLINS • Paul PERKINS • Tara CAWTE • Sarah CORKILL • Lisa WHORRALL • Lola JOHNSON • Arnold John JACOBS • Joe ROWLANDS • Christine KELLY • Caroline WALTER • Caroline CROSSLEY • Joanne HOLLOWS • Annabel GENTRY • Maria KINRADE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Nobles parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Adam SCIACCA who recorded a time of 16:28 on 7th July 2018 (event number 31), and by Kevin LOUNDES who also recorded a time of 16:28 on 20th October 2018 (event number 46).
The female record is held by Anna MACKENZIE who recorded a time of 19:13 on 20th April 2019 (event number 72).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 97.12% (23:42) on 20th July 2019 (event number 85).
Nobles parkrun started on 21st October 2017. Since then 2,294 participants have completed 10,014 parkruns covering a total distance of 50,070 km, including 2,110 new Personal Bests. A total of 260 individuals have volunteered 2,121 times.

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