May the 4th be with you Pomphrey Hill


Pomphrey Hill event #269 - 04/05/2019

Star Wars Day, May the 4th be with you event

I am a massive Star Wars fan, and one of my earliest memories of when I was little was wishing that I could be Luke Skywalker. I loved to watch it on the TV and collected the old Hasbro toys. I'm not a total Star Wars nerd but just love the story, characters, spaceships and the thought that it could all be happening in a galaxy far, far away. As soon as I settled into the role of Run Director, especially after a few "Speak like a Pirate Day" events, I thought about having a Star Wars event at Pomphrey Hill. It was back in December of 2017 that I discovered May the 4th fell on a parkrun Saturday and I immediately added my name as an RD for that day. Sad you may say, but yesterdays event was an amazing thing.


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It was good to see so many of you parkrunners make an effort to dress up for the event. We had Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Rey, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Yoda, Stormtroopers, First Order Troops, Jyn Erso, Jedi Knights, Death Troopers, a Tie-Fighter and even the Death Star. Thanks to everyone who got involved and put on a show. I hope you all enjoyed my Star Wars pre-run brief before the run, took me a while to come up with that.


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Firstly, I would like to thank all my fabulous volunteers for their out of this world help on putting on Event #269. You have all been trained in the Jedi arts obviously and it showed. We hope to see you all volunteering again soon.

Adrian GRIMSHAW  •  Amanda ROBINSON  •  Andrew FIELD  •  Anne BURGE  •  Barbara FIELD  •  Ben CHURCHMAN  •  Ben SMITH  •  Catherine ZAKARIAS-WELCH  •  Chris ROBERTS  •  Ellie DARK  •  Gary WOODRUFF  •  Helen CLARK  •  Jack ROBERTS  •  Jackie THORNE  •  James DORRELL  •  Julie CASTLE  •  Julie DYER  •  Keith WILSON  •  Martin GRAHAM  •  Meryl GRIMSHAW  •  Michele COOK  •  Neil EVANS  •  Philip RILEY  •  Ris SCOTT  •  Sarah ASHBY  •  Stephanie EVANS  •  Stephen JENKINS  •  Steven BURGE  •  Sue UPFIELD  •  Tom ROBERTS  •  William TAYLOR

If you would like to volunteer at one of our future events, then please contact the team via email using Have a look at our future roster and see what roles need to be filled on which dates (roles in yellow are a must)


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We had 5 new members join the 100 club this week with Mark Allington, Rebecca Allington, Julie Ilogu, Stewart Cundy and Janet Jenkins all completing it in style.



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Mark & Rebecca look great in the 100 tabbards


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Janet had so much fun


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Stewart has never seen Star Wars...but has now run 100 parkruns


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Julie, centre of shot, has done 77 of her 100 runs at Pomphrey Hill


We would also like to congratulate James Dorrell for completing his 13 weeks of his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze qualification, he's been a fantastic volunteer and has worked hard at every role. But the volunteer crown has to go to our superstar Mr Stephen Jenkins who did his 100th volunteer stint as a Death Trooper Tail Walker. It was so lovely that Janet did her 100th parkrun and Stephen did his 100th volunteer role together, they are such an amazing couple who brighten up our Saturday mornings.


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This run report has taken me longer that normal to produce because of the numerous photos that Gary Woodruff took at the event. It was so difficult to pick photos to use as there are so many great shots. Please take a look at the full album on this link


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Thanks again to everyone who came along to Pomphrey Hill for our Star Wars event, shall we do it all again next year? Let us know what you think.


Upcoming Events:

  • May 11th: as part of Deaf Awareness Week, 6 - 12 May 2019, we are incredibly lucky to be having a Deaf Take Over on Saturday 11th May. In order to prepare yourselves for the day, please watch the video and practice some parkrun related sign language.
  • June 15th: we will be cancelled due to a junior football tournament.


That's all from Princess Leia this week, hope to see you all again next week.


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Steven Burge - Run Director - A379214.

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 269
4th May 2019

This week 323 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Adrian GRIMSHAW • Steven BURGE • Neil EVANS • Keith WILSON • Anne BURGE • Meryl GRIMSHAW • Jackie THORNE • Helen CLARK • Stephanie EVANS • Ris SCOTT • Stephen JENKINS • Sue UPFIELD • Martin GRAHAM • Philip RILEY • Julie DYER • Ellie DARK • Amanda ROBINSON • William TAYLOR • Catherine ZAKARIAS-WELCH • Julie CASTLE • Ben CHURCHMAN • Sarah ASHBY • Andrew FIELD • Barbara FIELD • Michele COOK • Gary WOODRUFF • Ben SMITH • Jack ROBERTS • Tom ROBERTS • Chris ROBERTS • James DORRELL

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

The male record is held by Patrick MARTIN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 4th February 2017 (event number 156).
The female record is held by Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 18:00 on 27th October 2018 (event number 243).
The Age Grade course record is held by Simon ANDERSON who recorded 86.78% (17:16) on 13th August 2016 (event number 130).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 9,155 participants have completed 62,317 parkruns covering a total distance of 311,585 km, including 11,720 new Personal Bests. A total of 926 individuals have volunteered 5,958 times.