Osterley parkrun, Event number 309; 14th September 2019

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Osterley parkrun #309 was packed full of milestones, pbs and new friends. We saw an astonishing 73 pbs from the 315 runners – surely a record - 58 Osterley first timers and 17 runners doing their first ever parkrun!

And just when we thought summer was over, Osterley treated us to a glorious morning of warm sunshine to celebrate the occasion.

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Billy Regan reached his big 100 milestone while fellow RD of this parish John Bowling (come on the Bees!) ran his 150th parkrun and 137th at Osterley. Kevin and Ann Kearey from Ranelagh Harriers achieved a pleasingly coordinated double milestone of 300th and 250th parkrun respectively. Loving your work, guys.

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Special mention amongst the 73 amazing pbs must go to Seamus McEvoy who ran a pb of 24.19 in his 83rd run at Osterley after arriving bright and early to help set up the course. Yet more proof that volunteering helps you parkrun faster. Please form an orderly queue to sign up for future weeks – or email us at osterley@parkrun.com

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We saw arguably our highest quality women’s result ever. Osterley first timer Gintare Juknyte finished 1st woman, and 3rd overall, with a scorching 19.11. Not only did she become the 6th fastest female Osterley runner of all time, she also set a new SW20-24 Age category record. 2nd woman home, and the previous holder of the SW20-24 record, went to Rachael Turner in 20.07. While 3rd place saw another Osterley 1st timer Kathryn Lovegrove cross the line in 20.48.

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Amongst the chaps, four out of the first five ran personal bests. The only one who didn’t was first place Simon Shaw, although he did run his fastest time since February. Rediscovering a nice bit of speed after his recent 100 mile race, he sprung round to 17.10 for his 23rd 1st place at Osterley. This also gave him the best age rating of the day with 83.88%.

2nd place was Brett Carter in a pb of 19.08 with Liam Murphy 3rd man, but 4th overall, in a big pb of 19.19. Liam gets extra kudos for setting a Murphy family record for Osterley, breaking the 20.00 mark of his brother Connor.

For those who didn’t make it to Osterley this week, we just wanted to remind everyone to respect and be aware of other parkrunners while you’re on the course. Last week one of our runners was sent sprawling into the bushes after being accidentally run off the road by another runner pushing a buggy. Fortunately she escaped with a few cuts and bruises, but clearly it could have been much worse. Parkrunners come in all shapes, sizes, speeds and machines these days so we all need to be alert, especially in the earlier more congested areas of the course. Thank you!

We’ll be back for more fun, frolics and 5ks on Saturday 21st September, so we hope to see you all there. However, Osterley parkrun will be cancelled on 28th September due to filming at Osterley House. So you have an official blessing to try out one of our wonderful parkrun neighbours that day!

- Chris Maybin

This week 315 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Gareth BOX • Christopher MAYBIN • Jack WRIGHT • Charmaine MCHALE • Conor MCHALE • Julie LYNN • Kadidja BAYERKOEHLER • Katherine DOHERTY • Samra SAID • Jon RODGERS • John MURPHY • Louise BALE • Aria BARMI • Caroline SIBIA • Isaac BALE • Suzannah HALE • Seamus MCEVOY • Jozsef MAK • Derek WINDEATT • Jane FRENCH • Connie PALLETT • Tina DONOVAN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Osterley parkrun Results Page: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/osterley/results/latestresults/

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:44 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 89).

The female record is held by Amy SOLE who recorded a time of 18:45 on 29th July 2017 (event number 201).

The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 92.98% (19:28) on 18th July 2015 (event number 97).

Osterley parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 7,556 participants have completed 44,495 parkruns covering a total distance of 222,475 km, including 7,573 new Personal Bests. A total of 533 individuals have volunteered 4,073 times.

 

Osterley parkrun number 308, 7 September 2019

Autumn had certainly arrived on a chilly morning at our wonderful Osterley Park. Congratulations to Aiden Aherne with a very respectable 17:38 and a PB! There must have been something in the air with a total of 71 participants recording a PB.

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A special mention to one of our stalwart volunteers, Chris Maybin, who finally recovered from long-term injuries to run his first at Osterley. Looking good Chris!

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Once again a big thank you to Jozsef for some fabulous photos.

This week 311 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 71 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 21 volunteers: Michael OSBORNE • Geoff MILES • Robert HUTCHINSON • Fiona MAYBIN • Clare EVERARD • Kadidja BAYERKOEHLER • Alison DANIELS • John BOWLING • Samra SAID • Matthew BALE • Isaac BALE • Seamus MCEVOY • Matt ELY • Jozsef MAK • Ray CARTER • Denise EUSTACE • Connie PALLETT • Hannah MCCALLUM-BENSON • Tina DONOVAN • Gurdeep MATHARU • Anne JACKSON

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

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:44 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Amy SOLE who recorded a time of 18:45 on 29th July 2017 (event number 201).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 92.98% (19:28) on 18th July 2015 (event number 97).

Osterley parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 7,498 participants have completed 44,180 parkruns covering a total distance of 220,900 km, including 7,500 new Personal Bests. A total of 530 individuals have volunteered 4,051 times.

 

Osterley parkrun, Event number 306; 24th August 2019

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Osterley parkrun #306 witnessed glorious sunshine today, enticing 282 people to run, jog and walk our two lap course. I may have enthusiastically started the run 2 or 3 minutes early but special thanks to our tail walker Rana who patiently waited until everyone caught up to go ahead of him.

We really hope that our 59 first timers enjoyed their experience and we hope to see you all back soon. Many congratulations to the amazing 42 people who recorded new personal bests, and we hope those of you visiting from as far afield as Poland, Leeds and Exeter enjoyed our parkrun.

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Osterley regular Geoff Kimber celebrated his 50th park run and rightly received a big round of applause. Geoff joined us back in 2016 and since then has shown great commitment and motivation in dedicating his Saturday mornings to parkrun. Many congratulations from us all and here’s to the next 50 runs. Thanks for the cakes too!

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We had a representative from 26 different clubs at this week’s parkrun but one club particularly stood out. We welcomed 21 members of Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC club who embraced the summer weather clad in their striking green and yellow vests. One of their runners, Mark Kencroft proudly crossed the line first in 18:34, which is also a new PB for him. In the women’s category, another member of the ESM AC team, Sarah Gerrie, finished first in 19:56. We also wish a speedy recovery to their colleague who was unable to finish the 2nd lap due to injury. We hope to see you back running the full Osterley course on a future occasion!

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A big thank you to our 24 volunteers, some who were volunteering for their first time. Our volunteer roster was looking very empty at the start of the week, so we were grateful for the kindness of those who responded to our appeal which enabled this week’s event to go ahead. We especially appreciated you coming out in heat and for your smiles and warm welcome to our parkrun community.

Next Saturday, we celebrate a big milestone, our 6th birthday. It is set to be a magical event filled with new milestones, pbs galore and lots of first timers. To help us make it happen, if you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please do get in touch at osterley@parkrun.com

- Samra Said

This week 282 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 59 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

David GOODENOUGH • Kam HEER • Clare EVERARD • Jack WRIGHT • David JOHNSON • Babatunde DAWODU • Charmaine MCHALE • Patrick MCHALE • Michael LIMPERT • Mirka MITUROVA • Jessamy CARLSON • Simon GLADMAN • Amanda CAHILL • Samra SAID • Sophie ROUHAUD • Mhairi MANSELL • Jozsef MAK • Rana MAINEE • Derek WINDEATT • Frederick SILVERSTONE • Connie PALLETT • Simi SANDHU • Joshua COLE-BROWN • Alan SHERIDAN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Osterley parkrun Results Page: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/osterley/results/latestresults/

You can find all the photos from this week’s parkrun at https://www.flickr.com/groups/osterley-parkrun/pool/with/48613455528/

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:44 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 89).

The female record is held by Amy SOLE who recorded a time of 18:45 on 29th July 2017 (event number 201).

The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 92.98% (19:28) on 18th July 2015 (event number 97).

Osterley parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 7,412 participants have completed 43,422 parkruns covering a total distance of 217,110 km, including 7,386 new Personal Bests. A total of 528 individuals have volunteered 4,003 times.

 

Osterley parkrun, Event number 305; 17th August 2019

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Osterley parkrun #305 was another action-packed affair with milestones and pbs galore alongside 50 first timers from as far afield as South Africa, Canada (Clover Point, Victoria) and even Leeds. 12 of the 50 were doing their first ever parkrun. Congratulations to them all!

A morning of bright sunshine and mild conditions were a happy surprise, with only the cavernous puddles evidence of the previous day’s torrential rain.

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Osterley legend Debbie Leavers’ celebrated her 300th parkrun – and her 256th run at Osterley. Debbie first ran at Osterley’s 3rd parkrun back in September 2013 and has brought along her enthusiasm, encouragement and lovely smile pretty much every week ever since. No one has run at Osterley more times than Debbie. She’s a treasure and we’re lucky to have her. Here’s to the next 300, Debs!

More evidence of the warm, fuzzy feeling that parkrun has a habit of inducing came via the 40 friends of Leeanne Bryce who came specially to Osterley this week for her last parkrun here before heading back to Ireland. With 136 parkruns and 85 volunteer stints already under her belt we are sure that our loss will be parkrun Ireland’s gain!

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We were privileged to have a host of parkrun VIPs with us this week. Kirsty Bangham (who was at the 1st ever Osterley parkrun) ran her 594th parkrun, the incomparable Alan Anderson completed his 564th, and one of the original 13 of the first ever Bushy parkrun, James Russell (check out his gold barcode) clocked up run no. 551. It feels rather piddly in comparison but this particular run director was very proud to oversee his 50th parkrun as RD. It’s amazing how time flies!

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There were some tasty battles at the front of both the men’s and women’s categories. Multiple first-placer (22 and counting) Simon Shaw and Osterley regular David Lawley – this week minus buggy - were locked together until the final few hundred metres. David’s friskier legs took him clear by 7 seconds as he finished narrowly outside his pb in 18.03 with Simon 2nd in 18.10. Having completed a 100 mile race a couple of weeks ago, Simon told parkrun news that his legs just weren’t used to running that fast! Jonathan Bartholomew and his very cool if rather hefty headphones finished 3rd in 19.19.

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There was a couple of pretty monumental pbs in 8th and 9th as Jim Twist – famous for always giving 110%, and sometimes more - ran under 21 minutes for the first time. In his 204th Osterley parkrun, his 20.49 smashed his previous pb of 21.05 from April 2017. To say he was pleased would be somewhat of an understatement, and rightly so. In 9th, Antony Quinlan took over a minute from his pb of 21.55 with a mightily impressive 20.54 in his 47th run at Osterley.

In the women’s category, Michelle Beaumont just held off JW15-17 Niamh Murphy with 21.29 ahead of Niamh’s 21.46 in her second 1st place finish at Osterley. Marianne Malam finished third woman in 22.36.

It was a good day for the Murphy Army as Niamh’s brother Conor finished in 5th with 20.32, narrowly followed by Dad John in 20.45 in 7th, and Mum Dee in 33.01. Other brother Liam sadly could not be prised from his bed, but such is the way with today’s top athletes.

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Top age-grade rating of the day went to Louise Hutchinson who broached the gold-standard line with 80.74% for her 23.22. She was just ahead of Simon Shaw’s 18.10 which scored 79.27%.

Just a couple of bits of admin to conclude this week’s missive. If you happen to have finish tokens 121, 141 or 236 in your possession, please could you let us know. We would love to reunite them with their finish token friends.

Also, the volunteer roster is looking rather bare over the next few weeks so if you haven’t volunteered for a while, or indeed ever, please do get in touch on osterley@parkrun.com

A big thank you to our 21 volunteers and all 266 of you who finished this week’s parkrun, and hopefully see you all next week!

- Chris Maybin

This week 266 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Robert HUTCHINSON • Christopher MAYBIN • Fiona MAYBIN • Emily HUTCHINSON • Owen SEAMAN • Jonty HARVEY • Austin MCHALE • Louise BLACKLEDGE • Nigel BOSTOCK • Geoff KIMBER • Daniel COLLINS • Caroline SIBIA • Mhairi MANSELL • Jozsef MAK • Rana MAINEE • Derek WINDEATT • Connie PALLETT • Joshua COLE-BROWN • Tina DONOVAN • Alan SHERIDAN • Anne JACKSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Osterley parkrun Results Page: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/osterley/results/latestresults/

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:44 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 89).

The female record is held by Amy SOLE who recorded a time of 18:45 on 29th July 2017 (event number 201).

The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 92.98% (19:28) on 18th July 2015 (event number 97).

Osterley parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 7,353 participants have completed 43,140 parkruns covering a total distance of 215,700 km, including 7,344 new Personal Bests. A total of 524 individuals have volunteered 3,979 times.

 

Osterley parkrun #304; 3 August 2019

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There was a feeling of good cheer at Osterley for parkrun nr. 304. A new personalised popup thingy looked good by the finish funnel, which itself had new tape fluttering in the breeze. The hi-vis jackets for the volunteers sparkled after being washed following last week’s downpour. But most of all, there was talk about the start of a new season for the football Championship. I hadn’t realised the last one had finished or indeed that these things ever finish because football seems to go on and on and on….

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Nevertheless, regular Run Director John Bowling was off to see Brentford play Birmingham, in turn supported by Andrew Monk who had travelled from the midlands. Andrew helped sort the finish tokens with the Hutchinson family before seeing his team win 1-0

Marshal Jess Luscombe left promptly to watch Reading play Sheffield Wednesday. Reading also lost so not a great start to the season for the Osterley regulars.

The parkrun went very smoothly thanks to our enthusiastic team of volunteers. All the finish tokens returned home except for 223 so please return it if you have borrowed it.

There was a notable PB for Osterley regular Jose Xavier de Freitas Junior on his 108th run.

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Top age graded score went to Louise Hutchinson with 81.97% Another Osterley regular Maz Whittaker attempted to roll back the years by using her daughter’s barcode but eagle eyed Chris Maybin spotted that one.

We continue to get lots of visitors keen to run this beautiful course. About 20 people this week from near and far traveled to Osterley for the first time. And there were at least a dozen people welcomed to their first ever parkrun.

This week 268 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Geoff MILES • Louise HUTCHINSON • Christopher MAYBIN • Emily HUTCHINSON • Clare EVERARD • Andrew MONK • Jack WRIGHT • Kenny CHAN • Jessamy CARLSON • Jessamyn LUSCOMBE • Matthew BALE • Caroline SIBIA • Isaac BALE • Jozsef MAK • Rana MAINEE • Derek WINDEATT • Ray CARTER • Denise EUSTACE • Amrit-Pali KAUR • Connie PALLETT • Hannah MCCALLUM-BENSON • Tina DONOVAN • Alan SHERIDAN • Gurdeep MATHARU
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Osterley parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:44 on 23rd May 2015 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Amy SOLE who recorded a time of 18:45 on 29th July 2017 (event number 201).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 92.98% (19:28) on 18th July 2015 (event number 97).
Osterley parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 7,303 participants have completed 42,874 parkruns covering a total distance of 214,370 km, including 7,310 new Personal Bests. A total of 523 individuals have volunteered 3,958 times.
Osterley parkrun started on 31st August 2013. Since then 6,014 participants have completed 33,818 parkruns covering a total distance of 169,090 km, including 5,842 new Personal Bests. A total of 436 individuals have volunteered 3,289 times.

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