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.

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(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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Nobles parkrun Event #114 – 15th February 2020

'Dennis the Menace' who!

Very little stops our little event, including storms it would seem. Last week Ciara failed and this, well Dennis tried but didn't succeed in dampening the parkrun mood.

A special thankyou goes out to all our very special marshals - standing out there in the wind and rain to ensure another safe event just for you, timekeeping when your fingers are frozen is not much fun, but it is made easier by all the lovely comments both during and after the event (take a look at our Facebook posts to see what I mean)
One special marshal followed in Lynda's footsteps to reach '100' marshalling occasions - our very own Ali Kirby - well done x

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Due to our numbers since the turn of the year we have added some extra volunteers posts to the roster - namely an additional scanner to ensure the finish funnel remains clear and a post-close down person, who ensures all signs are in and the park is left in an acceptable condition. Both positions give runners the chance to gain extra volunteer credit after they run - runners under 24 mins could scan, anyone not in a rush to depart after the event can assist in the close down.
Although we don't formerly add 'photographer' to the list, we certainly can for anyone wishing to take on that challenge - much like multi tasking marshal this week, thankyou for the pics Eilleen Clark.

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The storms must help some, as like last week we had almost 30% achieving a PB - well done ALL.

Its was also good to see so many taking up the Valentines theme - be it dressed in RED or GREEN.
A fine example here - true romantic regulars, Peter and Ellie Duchars celebrating after Ellie completed her first ALL running 5k - well done both.

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We yet again saw more intrepid first timers chose this weekend to start their parkrun journey, including this lovely lady who chose to sport her 'lucky pants' - water proof of course.

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Amongst our newbie we saw a sprinkling of visitors (or parkrun tourist) - including this lovely pair

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Ian Howard and Donna Middleton joined us nearly two years ago at Conrhenny, and have started to make themselves frequent visitors - TT and Manx GP a must! After cancelled flights we all wish them a safe journey home.

With recent attendances we hope to achieve our 10,000th runner as soon as next week - will it be you? Spot prize for that person...…

Our volunteer email will be sent out later this afternoon - if you can assist over the coming weeks please shout, especially you ladies - International Womens Day event in early march has a ladies only management team. If you don't receive our weekly requests please consider updating your parkrun profile.

See you Saturday

Ian

This week 141 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Ian BATES • Emma CAMPBELL • Ali KIRBY • Eileen CLARKE • Lynda QUAYLE • Paul FARGHER • Paul COLLINS • Denise BRIDSON • Tara CAWTE • Anthony QUAYLE • Maddison PARTRIDGE • Carole STAPLES • Chris STAPLES • Jo HAMILTON • Arnold John JACOBS • Stephen WILLMOTT • Julie RONAN • Lloyd TAGGART • Colin KELLY • Christine KELLY
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 2,278 participants have completed 9,855 parkruns covering a total distance of 49,275 km, including 2,074 new Personal Bests. A total of 256 individuals have volunteered 2,099 times.

 

Nobles parkrun Event #113 – 8th February 2020

With Ian & Ali away for a well-earned breather this weekend, the rest of the volunteer team did a sterling job of organising and marshaling the 113th Nobles Parkrun, well done team!!

We arrived to a dry and sunny, if a little nippy and breezy Nobles Park, with no route obstructions to plan around this week, and even Storm Ciara obligingly staying out at sea for a few more hours, all was good!

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It was another great turn out, with 158 people, including 12 first timers, and a MASSIVE 49 PB’s!! It was also a pleasure to welcome visitors to our twisty, technical little course from Essex and Worcestershire, we just hope you all manage to get back home again without too many delays!!

Below is Frederick Graham who was visiting from Essex, a veteran of 89 runs, Fred was making his first visit to Nobles Parkrun, and came home in a very respectable 22 minutes.

Frederick Graham

Thanks once again to our hi-vis hero's who braved the chill to ensure our event went smoothly and safely.

See you all again next week

This event was made possible by 27 volunteers Sue ACKROYD, Tiffany BAKER, Terry BATES, Helen BEDFORD, Caroline CAIN, Gemma CAMPBELL, Paul COLLINS, Sarah CORKILL, Caroline CROSSLEY, Louisa EDGECOX, Charlie ELLIOTT, Paul FARGHER, Jo HAMILTON, Bernie JOHNSON, Dave LAWRIE, Julie MADDOCKS, Dominic MILLARD, Finn MURPHY, Edward PERKINS, Lynda QUAYLE, Julie RONAN, Margaret Jane ROTHEROE, Kerry THOMPSON, Sue WEBSTER, Lisa WHORRALL, Corrine WILSON, Vanessa WILSON

Number of events: 113
Number of runners: 2,263
Number of runs: 9,714
Number of first finishers: 84
Number of clubs: 343
Number of PBs: 2,026
Average number of runners per week: 86.0
Average number of runs per runner: 4.3
Biggest Attendance: 195
Average run time: 00:30:01
Total hours run: 0Years 202Days 12Hrs 0Min 47Secs
Total distance run: 48,570km
Female record holder: Anna MACKENZIE - 19:13 - Event 72 (20/04/19)
Male record holder: Adam SCIACCA - 16:28 - Event 31 (07/07/18)
Kevin LOUNDES - 16:28 - Event 46 (20/10/18)
Age graded record holder: Angela COPSON - 97.12 % - 23:42 - Event 85 (20/07/19)

 

Nobles parkrun Event #112 – 1st February 2020

Luckily we missed the wet but got the wind - and boy it was breezy for those 195 hardy parkrunners, and stalwart volunteers.

We started the Run Directors brief in the usual way - celebrating, and this week we continued by thanking our volunteers, congratulating our mile-stoners and wishing a happy birthday to those celebrating.
Reaching their white '10' milestone was young Gabe Campbell - congrats young man.

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And a couple of birthday wishes followed...….our very own long serving volunteer and runner, Kerry Thompson celebrated her '21st!' birthday.

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And this birthday we almost missed! Katy Edwards visited our little event, not only to celebrate her 50th birthday, but to run her 50th event and claim her RED milestone t-shirt - well done Katy!

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But how did we miss this! Runners stats are pretty easy to check and follow, however its not so easy for those who regularly volunteer. Our hi-vis heroes only get recognised (officially) once at '25' events, where they earn their purple shirt. However, this hi-vis heroe hit a magic century this week. The fantastic Lynda Quayle completed her 100th volunteering stint this week - a huge thanks and well done Lynda.

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We are sneaking away next weekend, so thankyou to those who assisted this week and learnt the ropes to ensure next Saturday runs without a hitch. Anyone wishing to assist next week, or in any future events please shout via social media or email at nobles@parkrun.com

Have a good week everyone
#willwehit200+
#noblesontour

This week 195 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Ian BATES • Edward PERKINS • Terry BATES • Ali KIRBY • Kelly UREN • Lynda QUAYLE • Elaine NELSON • Tony PARTRIDGE • Neil KENNA • Paul FARGHER • Paul COLLINS • Tara CAWTE • Anthony QUAYLE • Karen GADSBY • Brian BUTLER • Margaret Jane ROTHEROE • Lisa WHORRALL • Helen BEDFORD • Julie RONAN • Colin KELLY • Christine KELLY • Matthew MORTIMER • Caroline CROSSLEY • Tiffany BAKER
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 2,251 participants have completed 9,556 parkruns covering a total distance of 47,780 km, including 1,977 new Personal Bests. A total of 252 individuals have volunteered 2,052 times.

 

Nobles parkrun Event #111 – 25th January 2020

The last event of January ended on a high - more high numbers that is - 195, superb!

And for the first time in weeks there were no additional changes enforced upon us - however, we await the carnage from the footbridge dismantle today! We will keep you posted.

Our highest attendance was celebrated by yet another milestione t-shirt, yesterday we gained another member of the 'ton-up' crew - well done Greg Nation

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We have a few exciting weeks ahead of us so please keep an eye on social media
We have our first Pacers Week at the end of Feb for over a year - and we hope to be using our new (yet to arrive) blue pacers bibs.....
Before that event we have our Valentines special - that time to drag (or bribe) your 'loved one' to join you on the start line - RED is the colour to run in, but in the age of diversity.....for those not coupling on the day, GREEN is to be the colour of choice.
Cloaked in secrecy, we have another big event early March that will see the park turn purple, ironically the chosen colour of our volunteer army...…..keep your eyes peeled ladies!
We also have our fingers crossed that in the coming weeks we will have a facility at Nobles to offer a place to gather after each event - a dry place to chat, catch up, token sort, process results and most importantly drink tea/coffee and eat cake. More news as it arrives.

We are blessed on the Island to have such community focussed residents, without whom this event would not take place - through volunteering and donating we manage a safe weekly event
for the foreseeable future. Your generous donations have helped us make this event grow each year.....from replacing a failed stopwatch, to acquiring new pacer bibs, to replacing broken signage etc. A big thankyou to all those who continue to show their support.

We tend not to blatantly promote, and grow from basic word of mouth. However, we are surprised to hear how few residents are aware that we exist and some of what we offer - very pleased to hear we were mentioned on 3FM early Saturday morning though!

Do you ever wonder what we do with our pics? We have a strict policy to protect all our participant, and we ask permission before any picture is taken let alone posted. And once they have been posted where do they go.....well for us they live on our Flickr account. This is easily accessed at the link below and is free to post, share, and access.....why not take a look, its an interesting trip down memory lane.

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/nobles/photos/

https://www.flickr.com/groups/nobles-parkrun/

And a quick highlight from yesterday. Last weeks Run Report covered the Sayle family, well this week we couldn't resist showing the picture of Dad Paul and son Elliott taking part - Elliotts first ever run. I am told this is Elliott dragging Dad in the right direction (PS Mum ran too)

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See you Saturday - will we hit the 200??????

Ian

 

Nobles parkrun Event #110 – 18th January 2020

ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY!!!!!!!!!! (+8 lol)

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For the second time in three weeks we found ourselves presented with record numbers, such progress from historic attendance of 47 in 2018 and 104 in 2019 - it shows how our family has grown. And think, at a time of year where 'parkrun tourism' is at a low - what will happen as the summer approaches!!!!!!!! We bordered the magic 100 over the next few weeks last year - what numbers will the next few weeks bring?

What this week did bring, and we missed it on the day due to the surprising attendance.....we say our 9000th finisher cross the finish line.
Who was it I hear you scream??????
Well, we couldn't be happier for it to be our regular family runner James Hammal - a well deserved highlight...and good excuse for allowing son Max to beat him home once again!

It was great to see faces old and new - 28 first timers appeared which included our only visitors of the day - Chaoran Sun and partner Wenjia Chen, the former coming in under 20m minutes as our first finisher. Some eagle eyed runners may have noted Chaorans bobble hat - with its bright yellow colour and cow logo's...….no! Take note, the 'Cow Club' represent those parkrunners who have completed 20 or more tourist events (having visited other events other than their home event)…..check them out on Facebook.

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It was also good to see the return of regulars such as Sue Ackroyd, who returned to complete her 31st run this week after a few weeks off over Xmas looking after hubby Ken, Ken fell ill over the festive period but is on the mend - get well soon Ken x

And we cant forget a birthday can we......Happy Birthday shout out to Jo Hamilton (age of course remains a closely guarded secret!)

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As ever we are grateful to our team of volunteers, who sacrifice their time to allow other to run / walk. But it does give us chance to chat and learn more about each of these hi-vis heroes. Lets explain....
Meet the Sayle clan - since Mum Madeleine (52 events)started running and volunteering we have met Dad Paul (15 events) and new volunteer Elliott. How amazing to catch all three in this 1 picture....

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And heres regular runner and volunteer Kerry Thompson, Kerry has been here from the start, but who knew, 'cloakroom room attendant' or mild OCD....who knows lol

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Thanku for your patience as we had yet more mini-diversions en-route this week - plus a touch of frost on some of the footpaths, this makes the Pre Run briefing really important for safety reasons.

We have a couple of planned evets in the coming weeks.
We plan a 'pacers' week in Febuary, as well as a special parkrun event at the start of March....this remains underwraps for a couple more weeks....but stayed tuned!

See you Saturday everyone

Ian

This week 188 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Ian BATES • Edward PERKINS • Ali KIRBY • Eileen CLARKE • Charlie ELLIOTT • Madeleine SAYLE • Kerry THOMPSON • Neil KENNA • Paul COLLINS • Brian BUTLER • Maddison PARTRIDGE • Lisa WHORRALL • Arnold John JACOBS • Rob CLYNES • Julie RONAN • Caroline CAIN • Viv BRIDSON • Colin KELLY • Caroline CROSSLEY • Elliott SAYLE
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 2,190 participants have completed 9,166 parkruns covering a total distance of 45,830 km, including 1,895 new Personal Bests. A total of 250 individuals have volunteered 2,007 times.

 

Nobles parkrun Event #109 – 11th January 2020

Christmas may be over but boy, wasn't Saturday a windy one!
(a poor sprouts related joke!)

With a huge chunk of luck we managed to miss the wet stuff, that materialised several hours after close down, only having endure high winds. This made the set-up a little tricky as wind plus large plastic signs do not mix well - luckily no arrows were hurt in the making of this event, nor did they slip, sending you the wrong way.

Adding to 'am interesting morning' was the further progress made by our now resident construction team, moving away from the course but resulting in the closure of one access point to the park. This 'one way in - one way out park access would normally not be an issue, as car numbers are very low, however, the 'Corpy' chose Saturday from 9 to open its 'Xmas tree recycling scheme'.
Therefore a mahoosive thanks goes to our marshals monitoring the Hoggery area, extra hi-vis heroes were in place to ensure your safety, and what a great job they did.

If only the weather was our only challenge!

With a newly replaced stopwatch ready to go - ooops! Problems! On the rare occasion you get issues with one watch, on the rarest you get issues with both - as we did today.
But have no fear - with over two years experience, and some deft keyboard skills - results were complete - albeit it a little late. Thanks for your patience.

With the weather and the distraction of the returning Prom Run, we were pleased to see the continuation of triple figure attendees - a great start to 2020.

A note to all - we often end up with a few pieces of running apparel left after each event - tops, drinks bottles etc. We keep hold of these items for several weeks in our lock up at the Grandstand, please let us know if you have 'lost n found' items, otherwise we will put in the charity bins at the end of each month

11-1-2020

Over the coming weeks we are missing some of our regular team of volunteers - so please take at look at your profile to see if you have ticked the box to accept volunteer emails.
With nearly 1900 registered participants only 159 are receiving those requests / posts - that's less than 9%.
A fine example of this rewarding activity was our own Helen Dunlop, after several volunteering stints completed her first parkrun...as Tailwalker, well done Helen

With it looking like a mixed bag of weather this week - we keep our fingers crossed for good conditions on Saturday - as we hope to see our 9000th finisher cross the line.

As usual your support is appreciated

Ian

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This week 123 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Peter CALLIN • Ian BATES • Edward PERKINS • Helen DUNLOP • Ali KIRBY • Kathy LANE • Charlie ELLIOTT • Kerry THOMPSON • Lynda QUAYLE • Tony PARTRIDGE • Neil KENNA • Paul COLLINS • Tara CAWTE • Anthony QUAYLE • Brian BUTLER • Maddison PARTRIDGE • Lisa WHORRALL • Clark PARTRIDGE • Jay EDWARDS • Rob CLYNES • Julie RONAN • Matthew MORTIMER • 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 2,162 participants have completed 8,978 parkruns covering a total distance of 44,890 km, including 1,858 new Personal Bests. A total of 249 individuals have volunteered 1,987 times.

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