Aunt Fanny’s put on on a smashing spread!

or, "Lashings of Ginger Beer"

Happy Birthday Panshanger parkrun!

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Who can believe it?! Today was our 5th birthday! Hands up all those who were at the first Panshanger parkrun? Seems like only yesterday we were welcoming everyone to the first event.

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Annoyingly the weather wasn't very kind to us this morning - we were greeted with a constant drizzle but we were not going to be down-hearted on our birthday. And it seems, neither were you. We encouraged everyone to have a hard think and come dressed in the theme of "5". We had some very thoughtful entries including "5 a day", "5 Guy's Named Mo(e)" (oddly all 5 were Mo Farah!), Maroon 5, and marshal Sam brought a big "High 5"! Our winners were The Famous Five.

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Timmy, George, Dick, Julian & Anne - sort of! ;-)

 

Anyway, birthday or not, we can never do this without our splendid team of volunteers and today we had 26 of the best;

Chris ELAND • Lucy ILES • Sue FLETCHER • Rab HARLEY • Andy STURGESS • Sophie GRANT • Michael SCUTT • Leah MANNING • Reuben DE VILLIERS • Barbara KUBIS-LABIAK • Georgie DEERING • Linda GOODWIN • Mattie LABIAK • Hannah WOOD • Annika LABIAK • Pamela HURD • Mark MORRIS • Robert ELLIOTT • Samantha PLUMMER • William LEE • Chris HAWS • James ASTBURY • Jerome LOPEZ • Joanne CHEETHAM • Ellen HAIR • Mike BROAD

Many congratulations to Sarah DURSTON who today competed her 50th parkrun.

I would like to mention that not only did Panshanger fellow RD Chris do the course setup but he also found it in his legs to be todays first finisher! Well done Chris!

Birthday Stats...

This week 310 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part. Since our first parkrun 9,279 participants have completed 74,470 parkruns covering a total distance of 372,350 km, including 13,204 new Personal Bests. A total of 844 individuals have volunteered 6,257 times.

Have a great week one and all and I hand you over to our wonderful Babs for next weeks parkrun.

RD Andy.

 

Longhorn Diversion – 5th October 2019

A lovely morning out at Panshanger Park. A little quieter than normal, as people maybe stayed in to watch the Rugby.

Hopefully all will be back next week to celebrate our 5TH BIRTHDAY. With a theme of "5", - if you want to catch the eye for an outfit prize!

Andy will be your host for our BIG Birthday run - hope to see you there.

Your Stars of today - the brilliant Volunteers were: Julie ARMSTRONG • Chris ELAND • Daniel BURNS • Greg TYNE • Gary O'LEARY • Rab HARLEY • Frazer SMITH • Andy STURGESS • Adrian PLANT • Jan WISCHHUSEN • Leah MANNING • Reuben DE VILLIERS • Fiona RAWLINS • Georgie DEERING • Amy MCCAGUE • Hannah WOOD • Pamela HURD • Caroline BERNARD • Mark MORRIS • Robert ELLIOTT • Samantha PLUMMER • Stephen BOND • Alison HOCKETT • Baz HUNJAN • James ASTBURY • Tim ALEXANDER • Adam HOCKETT • Martin NORMAN • Ellen HAIR

Enjoy your weekends

Gary

This week 277 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

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



 

New Years Day

Start the NEW DECADE with a blow out around Panshanger Park at 9am as usual.

You could even head off to one of our neighbour parkrun for a 10.30 DOUBLE.

Panshanger parkrun 2020!

 

Christmas at Panshanger Park

For the 5th time running - probably our favourite run of the year - COME AND JOIN US for the perfect start to your Christmas Day celebrations!

RD Santa

 

Dr’s come to parkrun – September 28th

On a blustery Autumn morning we were delighted to welcome Dr's, staff and patients from Garden City Practice who filled many of the volunteer slots. This Welwyn Garden based practice have chosen to link with Panshanger to promote the benefits of regular participation across their community. If you think your Dr's surgery would be interested in doing similar then please tell them about parkrun Practice.

A date for your diaries - in  2 weeks time on 12 October we will be 5 and to celebrate this milestone there will be a fancy dress competition with the theme of .....5!  So let your imagination run riot to come up with something that may get us all guessing.

This week 341 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 49 recorded new Personal Bests.

First finisher for the men was Dan MIKULSKIS in 18:05 closely followed by Jonathan TIFFIN and Jon WILLIAMS. For the ladies first home was Lizzie PARRY in 21:43 with Roison HURLEY and Egle KUPETYE in hot pursuit.

A big thank you to this team of volunteers - it wouldn't happen with you - and we are particularly pleased to welcome a bumper crop of Duke of Edinburgh students who will be with us over the coming months.

Paul GATENS • Kay METCALFE • Louise SMITH • Sue FLETCHER • Rab HARLEY • Hugh TURNER • Geoffrey CORDINGLEY • Sophie GRANT • Andy STURGESS • Richard DARLEY • Michael SCUTT • Isabelle SCUTT • Leah MANNING • Janet GIBSON • Amy MCCAGUE • Zoe SMITH • Hannah WOOD • Pamela HURD • Mark MORRIS • Claire BORGEAT • William LEE • James ASTBURY • Gareth ASKEY • Sarah ELLINGWORTH • Natalie COX • Martin HOLLINS • Martin NORMAN • Sheila WINTLE • Tina ARCHDEACON

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

Now over to Gary who will be your Run Director for next week.

Louise

 

Panshanger parkrun No 265 21st September 2019

Almost cancelled but thankfully NOT!

364 brave folk set off on this lovely sunny morning, not knowing if a herd of Longhorn cattle would stand in their way, halfay round the course, or not.....

Having been suitably forewarned of the potential hazards, with a few extra marshals and a minor change to the usual course, everyone completed the course and no Longhorns or their calves got in the way! Phew!!!

First home for the men was Martin Westley of Harlow RC in 17:47, second was Max Batty of Herts Phoenix AC in 18:24 and third was Jamie Graham in 19:03.

For the ladies first home was Sharon Parry in 21:24, second was Laura Randall-Smith in 22:58 and third was Egle Kupetyte in 24:08.

30 first -timers were introduced to the perils of Panshanger park and amazingly 44 nw pbs were set - and they weren't even running to escape longhorned cattle!

Our usual thanks to the volunteers: Daniel BURNS,Geoffrey CORDINGLEY, Georgie DEERING, Eleanor DRAPER, Sue FLETCHER, Lucy GEORGE+sons, Sophie GRANT, Peter GROVE_WHITE, Ellen HAIR, Kimberley HAND+son, Rab HARLEY, Pamela HURD, Ted JORDAN, Luke KENNEDY, William LEE, Leah MANNING, Kay METCALFE, Mark MORRIS, Alex PERKS, Samantha PLUMMER, Andrew POTTER, Adam RENDELL, Simon SMITH, Jean THOMPSON, Greg TYNE, Hannah WOOD and Maggie WRIGHT.

Have a good week and see you next Saturday when Louise will be in charge.
RD Sue

 

14 September 2019 – early autumn glory (Panshanger parkrun no.264)

It was a glorious morning at beautiful Panshanger Park for the 424 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 77 recorded new personal bests - well done to all.  Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The following fabulous anniversaries were celebrated this week: Matt Collier and Michael Dawes celebrated 50 runs, Kit Hillary 100 and Paul Cocklin an amazing 250 with some lovely cup cakes to celebrate - congratulations to all!

A big thank you to this week's volunteers who made the event possible:

Kay METCALFE • Paula GOLLOP • Judith KITCH • Gary O'LEARY • Rab HARLEY • Robert EMSLEY • Sophie GRANT • Sarah DAVIS • Luke KENNEDY • Adam TAYLOR • Leah MANNING • Barbara KUBIS-LABIAK • Peter GROVE-WHITE • Steve BENVENISTE • Hannah WOOD • Caroline BERNARD • Mark MORRIS • Jill LAKE • Charlie EDMONDSON • William LEE • Adam RENDELL • Lydia WHISKIN • Alex PERKS • Jenna PALOURTI • Adam PALOURTI

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

Last week Matty Sinfield's blog about his multiple sclerosis awareness run was reported.  A very interesting update to his Panshanger visits is now available: https://parkrunningforms.blogspot.com/2019/09/p-is-for-panshanger.html?m=1

And to finish, it was lovely that our bespoke token sorting box received high praise today from some visiting parkrun RDs.

Have a great weekend - I hand over to Sue who will be your RD next week.

Kay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th September 2019 (Panshanger parkrun 263)

This week 349 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

We celebrated three milestones today:  Lee ELKINGTON, Simon SMITH and Paul John GRIFFITHS completed their 50th parkruns, Well done for your achievements!

Ethan PRIMETT was the first man back today (and first overall) in 17:44.  He was followed by Russell BROWN in 17:50 and Jonathan TIFFEN in 18:36.  Hannah TIFFEN was first lady back in 20:44, with Linda GOODWIN in 22:16 and Sarah HOPEWELL in 22:32 as second and third ladies, respectively.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Paul GATENS • Frazer SMITH • Jacky O'LEARY • Sophie GRANT • Adam GRANT • Rachel STEWART • Leah MANNING • Joey GATENS • Barbara KUBIS-LABIAK • Georgie DEERING • Huw THOMAS • Gill BENVENISTE • Mattie LABIAK • Eddie GEORGE • Seb GEORGE • Hannah WOOD • Pamela HURD • Rachel HICKEY • Mo WARRILLOW • Archie WARRILLOW • Charlie EDMONDSON • Samantha PLUMMER • Peter YOUNG • Alex PERKS and Gary O'LEARY

We also had a visitor today - Matty Sinfield is writing a blog about his Multiple Sclerosis awareness run,  where Matty spells out the word Multiple Sclerosis via parkruns to try to raise awareness and hopefully a few quid! Today was Matty's run at Panshanger -  for 'P'. For Panshanger:  https://parkrunningforms.blogspot.com/?m=1

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

Have a great weekend - Kay will be your RD next week

Babs

 

Panshanger parkrun event no 262

There was a hint of autumn  in the air today for this week's event.  A lovely bright, sunny day - ideal for running and 379 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

Sienna Taylor celebrated her 10th birthday with her 10th run and Steve Benveniste ran his 100th event - well done both.  However the biggest cheer was given to Dennis Draper who also ran his 100th - fantastic achievement Dennis!

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The event was made possible by these excellent volunteers:

Andrew HOBDELL • Kay METCALFE • Gary O'LEARY • Rab HARLEY • Jacky O'LEARY • Patricia HARLEY • Andy STURGESS • Robert EMSLEY • Jas NEWINGTON • Sarah HOPEWELL • Luke KENNEDY • David IVIE • Simon BOYDEN • Michael SCUTT • Nicola HOBDELL • George SCUTT • Georgie DEERING • Peter GROVE-WHITE • Ted JORDAN • Pamela HURD  Geraldine GALLAGHER • Robert STUCKEY • Lydia WHISKIN • Alex PERKS • George MAURICE • Lyn PAINE • Katy JONES • Marianne CLARKE

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

The male record is held by Paul POLLOCK who recorded a time of 14:42 on 9th May 2015 (event number 33).

The female record is held by Jenna HILL who recorded a time of 17:24 on 10th October 2015 (event number 55).
The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 95.42% (22:35) on 24th August 2019 (event number 261).

Panshanger parkrun started on 11th October 2014. Since then 9,109 participants have completed 72,405 parkruns covering a total distance of 362,025 km, including 12,895 new Personal Bests. A total of 814 individuals have volunteered 6,096 times.

Next week your RD will be Babs - see you then!.

Michael

 

 

Warmest August Bank Holiday on Record Forecast!

Panshanger park run edition 261

Yep - supposedly it's going to be the warmest August Bank Holiday weekend on record! And what a better way to start it than running around the stunning Panshanger Country Park in our 261st outing?

As always - without them, you don't run - so it's sun-hats off to our merry band of volunteers;

Justin HILL • Kay METCALFE • Rebecca GREAVES • Judith KITCH • Rab HARLEY • Andy STURGESS • Robert EMSLEY • Peter HAMBLING • David IVIE • Jan WISCHHUSEN • Simon BOYDEN • Michael SCUTT • Hannah FRANK • Kit HILLARY • Duncan HISCOCK • Helen HOPKINS • Peter YOUNG • Robert STUCKEY • Nicholas HOYLE • Alex PERKS • George MAURICE • Lyn PAINE • Marianne CLARKE

 

In case anyone is interested in a birds-eye view of the parkrun course, feel free to have a play with the Google Map we created of the course. Click the map below to take look.

Panshanger parkrun Map all Points - Small

Have a great week one and all, and its over to Michael for next weeks event.

 

Andy.

 

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