250 Not Out

Today was a milestone for us (not that I noticed beforehand, ahem) - our 250th run at Panshanger - and the weather couldn't have been better.

It was a day for milestones - Robert Buckle and Martyn Perrin made their centuries and George Rowedder and Alicia Stanley were not out on 50.

Tim Williams notched up a remarkable 30,000 miles running since 1981 in completing today's event.

To mark the occasion George led everyone home in 17.17.  The first woman back was Linda Goodwin in 21.57.

389 people ran and there were 48 first timers and 53 PBs - well done to you all.

The full results can be found at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/panshanger/results/latestresults/

Many thanks are due, as ever, to our volunteers who make these events happen.  They were:

Daniel BURNS • Nick CHEAL • Shena LANCASTER • David HALLENDORFF • Andy STURGESS • Robert EMSLEY • Victoria HELLUM • Luke KENNEDY • Jan WISCHHUSEN • Finlay HOBDELL • Michael SCUTT • Anne SCUTT • Teresa WEEDON • Paul CASSIDY • Lucy GEORGE • Ted JORDAN • Pamela HURD • Steve DAVIES • Oliver CALAZ • Charlie EDMONDSON • Samantha PLUMMER • Patrick MILLAR • Martin HOLLINS • George MAURICE


Thank you to everyone for taking part and see you next week when Sue will be your RD.



Parkrun No 249 – Saturday 25th May 2019

This morning started with a bit of rain, but by 9am the sun was out to welcome 352 runners, joggers and walkers, of whom 38 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

We celebrated two milestones: Chris Eland, one of our Run Directors, completed his 100th parkrun, and parkrun Juniors, Ben Glover and Lily Harrison-Stokoe celebrated their 10th parkruns, well done!

George ROWEDDER (Herts Phoenix AC) was the first finisher for the men, in 17:02.  He was followed by Kevin SAMBRIDGE in 18:14 and Martin WESTLEY (Harlow RC) in 18:36. 

Lucy BARNES (Ipswich Harriers) was the first lady to cross the finish line in 21:38, followed by Sharon PARRY in 22:02 and Lily HARRISON-STOKOE in 22:06.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Paul GATENS • Lucy ILES • Judith KITCH • Louise SMITH • Gary O'LEARY • Patricia HARLEY • Jas NEWINGTON • Fyl NEWINGTON • David MORTON • Rachel STEWART • Callum HAIR • Roger PARTRIDGE • Barbara KUBIS-LABIAK • Georgie DEERING • Paul CASSIDY • Kit HILLARY • Pamela HURD • Caroline BERNARD • Mark MORRIS • Charlie EDMONDSON • Nicky ABBISS • Christopher ABBISS • Alan STEWART • Mary BRADY • Thomas VOADEN • Rosemary BROTCHIE • Iain BROTCHIE • George MAURICE

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

Next week Michael is your RD, have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!

RD Babs


Parkrun No 248 – Saturday 18th May 2019

I was woken by the rain, which was coming down quite hard, on Saturday morning and feeling slightly despondent.  Thankfully by just after 8 am it had stopped and it was a very pleasant, calm morning.  Ideal conditions for a parkrun; not too cold, not too warm.  Just right.  Goldilocks would have approved.

So too must 64 of the 382 people who took part: they secured PBs - well done to you all.

Welcome also to the 33 first timers - we hope to see you all again soon.

George Rowedder was first home in 17.28.  First female was Lucy Barnes in 21.03 - congratulations both.

Many thanks, as ever, to our volunteers both old and new.  We couldn't do it without you;

Chris ELAND • Gary O'LEARY • Rowan SWINHOE • Eleanor DRAPER • Patricia HARLEY • Robert EMSLEY • David SEARLE • Rachel STEWART • Luke KENNEDY • Michael SCUTT • Callum HAIR • Barbara KUBIS-LABIAK • Charlie GREETHAM • Georgie DEERING • Ted JORDAN • Pamela HURD • Mo WARRILLOW • Mark MORRIS • Jill LAKE • Archie WARRILLOW • Andrew HARLEY • Patrick MILLAR • James ASTBURY • Thomas VOADEN • Rosemary BROTCHIE • Iain BROTCHIE • Amanda BARNES • George MAURICE

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

Next week Babs is your RD.   See you then.



Panshanger parkrun No. 246 – 4 May 2019

A lovely morning for a run and we had a lovely 517 people turned up, 81 for the first time at Panshanger!! The sun shone, the rain held off and an amazing 111 new pb's were set - thanks no doubt to our Garden City Runner pacers - 19 to 34 minute targets to follow.

First man home was Paul Makowski of Royston Runners in 17:04, second was Will Bowran of St Albans AC in 17:26 and third was Gregory Fairhall of Poole Runners in 18:18.

First lady home was Hannah Turner of Harpenden Arrows RC in 21:07, second was Linda Goodwin in 22:01 (also her 100th parkrun!) and third was Rachel Hickey of Garden City Runners in 22:47.

Star runners today were the following five runners all completing their 100th parkrun: Jackie Smith, Mo Warrilow, Linda Goodwin, Andy Jay and John Roxburgh - congratulations.

In addition Georgia Peedle and Patrick Millar completed their 50th parkruns and Adam Chen (JM) joined the 10 club! Well done everybody.

Thanks to our pacers: Russell Casey,Rob Casserley, Hannah Frank, Bruce Judge, July Kean, Ryan Kean, Peter McKenzie, Samantha Plummer, Tom Rogers, Di Selwood and helen Stafford - good job! And also thanks to GCR for providing cakes at the end!!

Finally more thanks - to our willing volunteers - James Astbury, Caroline Bernard, Rosemary Brotchie, Paul Davies, Georgie Deering, Robert Emsley, Sue Fletcher, Callum Hair, Lyndon Hearn, Pam Hurd, Taras Huzar, Annika Labiak, Mattie Labiak, George Maurice, Amanda Hayes, Kay Metcalfe, Patrick Millar, Mark Morris, Louie Ness, Finn and Nick Portalski, Dave Valentine, Thomas and Rachel Voaden, Archie and Mo Warrilow, Jan Wischhusen.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend and see you next week when your RD will be Rab -

RD Sue


Panshanger parkrun No. 245 – 27 April 2019

This week 355 people ran, jogged and walked off their Easter Eggs.  We welcomed 26 first timers to the Panshanger course, of whom 6 were new to parkrun (hurray!).  31 keen-as-mustard types obviously loved the windy conditions of Storm Hannah and recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

We celebrated several milestones: David SEARLE, Mark CHASE,  Adam CHASE,  James KING and Alwyn CHALLACOMBE completed their 50th parkruns.  Celebrating her parkrun century this week was Caroline REEVES. Congratulations on your achievements!  We hope to see you sporting your milestone t-shirts at Panshanger soon. :)

Adam HUGHES (Herts Phoenix AC) was the first finisher for the men, in 17:38. He was followed by Rob LOWE (Harlow RC) in 18:26.  For the ladies, Linda GOODWIN was first to finish in 22:10 as the first female finisher, and was followed by Sarah HOPEWELL (Ware Joggers) in 22:47 and Laura MCCOLGAN in 24:05.

The event was made possible by 25 hardy volunteers who were kept on the right side of hypothermia by the warm glow that volunteering brings:

Phil ROBERSON • Susan MILLWARD • Lucy ILES • Jane MOLLOY • Sue FLETCHER • Adrian PLANT • Louie NESS • Barry KNIVETON • Jan WISCHHUSEN • James HUISH • Callum HAIR • Georgie DEERING • Louise O'REILLY • Peter GROVE-WHITE • Pamela HURD • Mark MORRIS • Ronan O'REILLY • Patrick MILLAR • James ASTBURY • Mary BRADY • Thomas VOADEN • Rosemary BROTCHIE • Iain BROTCHIE • George MAURICE • Harry O'HARE

They are all thawing out gently ready for their next stint.

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

The next time I am Run Director I will aim to not be riding on the back of a 'named' storm again, and hopefully we can all have some calm sunny conditions....  Meanwhile, RD Sue will be kicking off the early May Bank Holiday weekend for you this coming Saturday. 

Lucy :)