After Arwen

On a VERY cold mornng, 21 amazing volunteers braved Storm Arwen's gusting winds, rain and horizontal snow.   A big thank you to:

Andrew FIELD  •  Ashley PENDLEBURY  •  Barbara FIELD  •  Becky THOMPSON  •  Bridget HALLETT  •  Casey RAYMENT  •  Catalina LEE  •  Daniel SMITH  •  Debra FRY  •  George THOMPSON  •  John RICE  •  Martyn POOLE  •  Michele COOK  •  Mike KIMBER  •  Neil EVANS  •  Ris SCOTT  •  Rob BOARDMAN  •  Sarah BROCKLESBY  •  Steve PURSEY  •  Trudy REED  •  William LEE

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201 Athletes also ventured out into the elements including 3 first timers to parkrun. Welcome Thomas, Guy and Heather, we look forward to seeing you again. We were also joined by 13 tourists from other parkrun events including Porthcawl, Worcester, Cranbrook Country Park, Southsea, Burnham and Highbridge, Bath Skyline, Somerdale Pavilion, Chipping Sodbury and Ashton Court.
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Congratulations to Joseph EVENDEN and Amanda GILES on your 25th finishes; to Daniel CHARLESWORTH and Joy MAIN on your 50th finishes and to James DUNNE on your 100th finish.

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See you all again soon,
Ris

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 331
27th November 2021

This week 201 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Neil EVANS • William LEE • Catalina LEE • Ris SCOTT • Daniel SMITH • Mike KIMBER • Trudy REED • Debra FRY • Ashley PENDLEBURY • John RICE • Bridget HALLETT • Sarah BROCKLESBY • Steve PURSEY • Martyn POOLE • Andrew FIELD • Barbara FIELD • Michele COOK • Casey RAYMENT • Becky THOMPSON • Rob BOARDMAN • George THOMPSON

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 Victoria KENNY who recorded a time of 17:49 on 11th September 2021 (event number 320).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 91.77% (25:31) on 1st January 2020 (event number 304).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 11,251 participants have completed 80,476 parkruns covering a total distance of 402,380 km, including 14,118 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,134 individuals have volunteered 7,773 times.

 

Another Lovely parkrunday “Up Pomphrey!”

The sun was nowhere to be seen, there was a hint of 'mizzle' in the air but it was quite mild and the sight of the beautiful Autumn colours were all around as William and I arrived and set up the course for our 330th event. Friendly hellos were exchanged with other early morning visitors to the playing fields and as we ventured up to the pavilion to prepare for our volunteers we could see the first of the team were ready to don their hi-vis. Before long I'd ticked off all the names on the volunteer roster and those new to their roles had plenty of support from the rest of us and seemed happy to give it their best shot, whether that was marshalling, timekeeping, scanning, handing out finish tokens or tail walking. I have to say you were a lovely jolly team and did a great job all round!

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Big thanks to all the volunteers who made the event possible

Janet JENKINS • Neil EVANS • Thelma GARNER • Deb WRIGHT • William LEE • Catalina LEE • Anna THOMAS • Elisabeth HIPPE-HEISLER • Yvonne LOGAN • Anne WATKINS • Stephen JENKINS • Jane CROZIER • Toni WALSH • Sarah BROCKLESBY • Sally CURNICK • Steve PURSEY • Andrew FIELD • Barbara FIELD • Michele COOK • Casey RAYMENT • Kerri VAUGHAN • Neil HARRISON • Gena FRANCKE • Rob BOARDMAN • Julia ZIMMEK • James C. • Chris SIGGERY • George THOMPSON

211 parkrun athletes crossed the finish line in times ranging from 18 minutes or so up to just over 60 minutes, all having completed the 5k distance. An amazing 33 finishers achieved a PB - week done all. A big welcome and congratulations to you 6 first timers, we hope you enjoyed parkrun and will soon be back for more. A big welcome also goes to our 18 visitors from other parkruns, some in the local area and quite a few from further afield including Colwick, Forest Rec, Tring, Lydiard and the Forest of Dean. We hope you liked the challenge of going Up Pomphrey! three times and that you'll call in to visit Mr Hill again to renew your acquaintance!

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Congratulations to George Turner who not only reached his 10th Junior Milestone run but did it in style with a 23:58 pb time! 25th Milestone Run congratulations to Carole Pugh and Rebecca Palmer. Four parkrunners clocked up their 50th Milestone run - well done Richard Parker, Julian Morgan and congratulations too to Matas Barisauskas and mum Jurgita Bariskauskene who celebrated theirs together.

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Until next parkrunday, wishing all you parkrun runners, walkers, volunteers and supporters a good week.

Catalina

Run Director

 

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 330
20th November 2021

This week 211 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

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 Victoria KENNY who recorded a time of 17:49 on 11th September 2021 (event number 320).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 91.77% (25:31) on 1st January 2020 (event number 304).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 11,235 participants have completed 80,275 parkruns covering a total distance of 401,375 km, including 14,099 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,132 individuals have volunteered 7,752 times.

 

 

 

It wasn’t just the sun that was bright this morning

We had a bumper crop of Couch to 5k course graduates at Pomphrey this week. Their orange t-shirts certainly brightened things up.  Here they are at the first timers' briefing:

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After the briefings they joined everyone else at the start and all 271 of today's parkrunners headed off into the distance:

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Three times 'Up Pomphrey!' later they came into the finish funnel having completed their graduation runs.

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We hope they and all the other newcomers to Pomphrey Hill parkrun enjoyed their first visit and will keep coming back.

Among the other runners there were 23 Personal Best performances so well done to all.  Amongst those with PBs was the first finisher Jack Pitcher with a super speedy time of 17:56.  Two of the first timers were top of the age graded results with Jill Harrison achieving 88% and Katrina Rye 80%.  Very impressive!

Congratulations to William Quantick and Mark Butterworth on their 25th parkrun milestone and to Johnny Phatbouy and Geoff Ferguson on their 50th parkrun milestone.

None of this was possible without our team of hi-vis heroes of course.  Many thanks to every one of them.

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They all did a great job and took their various roles in their stride.  Special mention to Thomas Wood and Guy Wood who were first time volunteers.  They enjoyed it and will be back in the pink hi-vis soon.  We need about 25 volunteers each week so there are always plenty of roles to be filled.  Please come forward to volunteer when you can.  The future roster and how to contact us to volunteer is here

Until next time...

William

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Pomphrey Hill parkrun - Event number 329 - 13th November 2021

This week 271 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Ian TILEY • Jackie THORNE • Chris THORNE • William LEE • Catalina LEE • Anna THOMAS • Ruth GARBE • Ris SCOTT • Anna FORD • Sally BARTRAM • Yvonne LOGAN • Anne WATKINS • Stephen JENKINS • Jane CROZIER • Andreas GARBE • Andrew BANFIELD • Sarah BROCKLESBY • Michael FRANCIS • Paula DUNWELL • Casey RAYMENT • Nancy SHELTON • Neil HARRISON • Thomas WOOD • Guy WOOD

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 Victoria KENNY who recorded a time of 17:49 on 11th September 2021 (event number 320).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 91.77% (25:31) on 1st January 2020 (event number 304).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 11,210 participants have completed 80,064 parkruns covering a total distance of 400,320 km, including 14,066 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,128 individuals have volunteered 7,724 times.

 

Event #328: 250 Shades of Green

We were not going to let a little unexpected rain dampen our spirits on this Saturday's event. As always a valiant team of volunteers turned up bright and early to ensure this event was a success.

Going above and beyond to make sure leaves on the line (or path) didn't cause any delays

Going above and beyond to make sure leaves on the line (or path) didn't cause any delays

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Ian CROZIER • Adrian GRIMSHAW • Steven BURGE • Neil EVANS • Alyssa GRIMSHAW • Anna THOMAS • Ris SCOTT • Daniel SMITH • Carolyn DONOGHUE • Stephen JENKINS • Jane CROZIER • Philip RILEY • Trudy REED • Ellie DARK • Philip WARRY • Sarah BROCKLESBY • Alivia HARVEY • Dave JONES • Claire MATHIESON • Will MATHIESON • Elliot MATHIESON • Gary WOODRUFF • Kelly MILLS • Casey RAYMENT • Kerri VAUGHAN • Mike DONOGHUE

Thanks to each and every one of the volunteers for joining me early on a wet Saturday. If you would like to join the wonderful band of volunteers then please do drop us an email at Pomphreyhill@parkrun.com. We will support you in whatever role you choose and I can guarantee it will be a fabulous feel good way to start the weekend.

Our very own Catalina and William Lee (run and event director) were celebrating their 250th parkrun, and as the parkrun 250 milestone t shirt is green, many of us marked the occasion by joining in with the green. It was great to see a green team making their way around Pomphrey in support of the Lees, reminding us all that parkrun is not just about the time you cross the finish line but who you cross the line with.

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Green guard of honour!

Green guard of honour!

This week 266 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

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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 Victoria KENNY who recorded a time of 17:49 on 11th September 2021 (event number 320).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 91.77% (25:31) on 1st January 2020 (event number 304).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 11,175 participants have completed 79,793 parkruns covering a total distance of 398,965 km, including 14,043 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,126 individuals have volunteered 7,700 times.

Trudy (run director)

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This is Halloween

A wet and soggy Halloween

#Event 327

I love every parkrun event where we can all get dressed up and just have a giggle all together, but that rain at 7am was horrendous. I had every intentions to dress up and get involved with the scares and screams, but I had to put my sensible head on and put the waterproofs on instead. I got so wet during the event setup I wanted to go home and get back in bed. But as soon as my fantastic team of volunteers turned up, with some wearing spooky costumes, it cheered me up and the weather also took a turn for the better. Thanks to all my fabulous volunteers who did such a great job as always, even the grim reaper was "DEAD" on with their tail walking duties.

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I'm still gutted I couldn't wear my Halloween fancy dress outfit, but the Pomphrey Hill parkrun  boys and girls were on top form as always. Here is a selection of some outfits I loved. Do you agree with me? Thanks goes to Gary Woodruff for all the eerie shots that he took, click here to see the full album.

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Which one is your favourite? I love them all. Also a massive creepy crawly congratulations goes to Jack Pitcher, who was wearing full Frankenstein costume and finished first and then helped me out with some barcode scanning, "IT'S ALIVVVEEEE"

We had 27 First Timers to Pomphrey Hill at event #327, and there were 17 New PB's recorded to. We also had one entry to the 50 Milestone club with Carolyn Donoghue celebrating in style below with her mate Bev.

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We also had Gill Whitehead and Pamela Mackay celebrating 6 years of running parkruns. Nice one guys.

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I hope you all enjoyed trick and treating around "Mr Hill" and we hope to see you all back again at Pomphrey Hill parkrun again soon.

Don't forget that we really need our volunteers to make sure we can put on a safe event for all of us, please contact the team to volunteer as we need you every week.

Contact us at: pomphreyhill@parkrun.com

Take Care

Steven Burge - RD

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*********BREAKING NEWS ***********

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting parkrun on Christmas Day and New Years Day. These are normal Saturday events, so that means no “extra” runs this year. However we do need volunteers on these special days and on every Saturday in between. Click here to see our news post regarding the special events.

Pomphrey Hill parkrun

Event number 327

30th October 2021

This week 217 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Ian CROZIER • Steven BURGE • Anne BURGE • Debra PARSONS • Ris SCOTT • Dave GEE • Mike KIMBER • Jane CROZIER • Joan GIBSON • Lynsey MILES • Duncan GOUGH • Jack PITCHER • Lesley BARRY • Andrew BANFIELD • Sarah BROCKLESBY • Sally CURNICK • Martyn POOLE • Barbara SULLIVAN • Gary WOODRUFF • Jennifer NISBETT • Michelle HART • Mike DIMOND-JONES • David SHARRATT • Kevin SANDERS

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 Victoria KENNY who recorded a time of 17:49 on 11th September 2021 (event number 320).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 91.77% (25:31) on 1st January 2020 (event number 304).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 11,156 participants have completed 79,527 parkruns covering a total distance of 397,635 km, including 14,010 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,121 individuals have volunteered 7,674 times.

 

Second time with the reins

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After enjoying my very first time as Run Director after the parkrun restart, I couldn’t wait to take control again.  Correcting some of my previous errors making sure the car park signs were collected and returned and making sure all signs were safely packed away was one improvement on my previous time.

With the help of Trudy everything was set up and ready to go 15 minutes before my very first volunteer arrived.

Again I was blessed with a fantastic set of volunteers who didn’t need much in the way of help and guidance allowing myself to get on with some of the other work as RD.

The event went pretty well with only a small handful of issues which were corrected by the end of the day.  I hope the young lad who had a pain in his stomach recovered quickly, I am sorry I didn’t catch your name however, you did seem to look better after I left you.

It was nice that most of you were quiet during the Run Directors briefing, I know that most of you have heard it before but we do it for a reason and if you talk you may be distracting those who are new and want to listen, so please do remain quiet during these times.  We also may add new news that is vital for everyone to hear.

On a whole it was fantastic to see so many smiling happy faces around the route.  The biggest reason why I volunteered to become an RD was the community at Pomphrey and I believe we have one of the most interesting routes available with some of the best volunteers and runners.

Finish Straight Etiquette

When coming to the finish line you might want to have a bit of healthy competition with the person next to you and there is nothing wrong with this at all but we would stress that you do so in a manner that is safe to do so without any contact.  Always stay in the order you pass the finish line in, listen to the funnel managers instructions and please, please do not spit whilst in the funnel (or any time during the event), it isn’t nice to see and during these times we need to respect everyone around us.

Please also remember to not pass the finish line more than once as this causes disruption to our timekeepers and everyone’s results.

If your barcode will not scan please take your token to our token support who will take your details which the RD in charge will use later when looking at the results.

If you do not have your barcode but have passed the finish line please take your token directly to the token support volunteer who again will write that token number down to assist the RD in charge.  Then and only then please leave your finish token in one of our buckets next to the scanners.

Milestones

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Congratulations to the 6 new people running their very first parkrun.

Welcome to Club 25 to John HICKEY, Sharon HOOD, Ian Book Stacey BRITTON Club 50 to Alastair BLACKWOOD & Club 100 to Sarah COOK & Chris THORNE

Remember you can now order your shiny new milestone t-shirts from your profile here

Our Volunteer Heroes

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A huge thank you to all my volunteers, you all were brilliant and made my job a hell of a lot easier. A big thank you to:

Phil SLATER • Janet JENKINS • Caroline GAMLIN • William LEE • Catalina LEE • Julia EDWARDS • Richard BREAKSPEAR • Stephen JENKINS • Philip RILEY • Trudy REED • Julie DYER • Lee DYER • Debra FRY • Robin FRY • Vicky WORGAN • Nick CREW • Sarah BROCKLESBY • Anthony WORGAN • Martyn POOLE • Barbara SULLIVAN • Andrew FIELD • Gary WOODRUFF • Casey RAYMENT • Kerri VAUGHAN • Nikki RICE • Greg GAMLIN • Nancy SHELTON

A special mention to our Marshal at the bottom of the hill who had a mention from Richard Harris who said “Big thank you to the very enthusiastic Marshal at the bottom of the hill today!”

Please do consider volunteering occasionally, while our parkrun is very lucky to have many enthusiastic volunteers we’re always on the lookout for more helpers to join our team to spread the load. Therefore, if you’d like to help out one week, do take a look at our volunteer roster and drop an email or contact us via our Facebook page with your date/role preference. All training is provided and every role is very fulfilling!

Don't forget to check out our Flickr page for this weeks pictures.  Come see if you can find yourself here.

A few other pictures from this week

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Results Processing

Dates for your diary

Next week is Halloween, feel free to come in fancy dress, if anything we do well at Pomphrey Hill, it’s fancy dress! We love a costumed run!

Thanks again for making my RD week so easy.

Until next time

Martyn

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Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 326
23rd October 2021

This week 257 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Phil SLATER • Janet JENKINS • Caroline GAMLIN • William LEE • Catalina LEE • Julia EDWARDS • Richard BREAKSPEAR • Stephen JENKINS • Philip RILEY • Trudy REED • Julie DYER • Lee DYER • Debra FRY • Robin FRY • Vicky WORGAN • Nick CREW • Sarah BROCKLESBY • Anthony WORGAN • Martyn POOLE • Barbara SULLIVAN • Andrew FIELD • Gary WOODRUFF • Casey RAYMENT • Kerri VAUGHAN • Nikki RICE • Greg GAMLIN • Nancy SHELTON

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 Victoria KENNY who recorded a time of 17:49 on 11th September 2021 (event number 320).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 91.77% (25:31) on 1st January 2020 (event number 304).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 11,129 participants have completed 79,310 parkruns covering a total distance of 396,550 km, including 13,993 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,119 individuals have volunteered 7,650 times.

 

Seeing Red

Event 325 started on a cool autumnal morning. The park is looking gorgeous as the leaves are starting to change. The sun never quite broke through the mist which meant for perfect running conditions for our runners whilst not too chilly for our volunteers.

Earlier this week, I was a very nervous Run Director as the volunteer roster was looking quite bare. I was hoping the launch of the new milestone t-shirts may encourage more parkrunners to step up and volunteer. If the appeal of the pink high-vis vest isn’t enough of a lure, maybe the temptation of a new milestone t-shirt would be? To read more about the milestone t-shirts available click here.

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Please do volunteer for us, we need 8 volunteers for a safe run, 16 volunteers for a run that will be counted and today we had 28 amazing volunteers (we will never turn away a volunteer but may encourage you to volunteer at a future event):

Adrian GRIMSHAW • Neil EVANS • Alyssa GRIMSHAW • Thelma GARNER • Meryl GRIMSHAW • Tiernan GRIMSHAW • Alex MORRISON • Anna THOMAS • Vic GARNER • Ian JONES • Colin JOHNSTONE • Anna FORD • Daniel SMITH • Jane CROZIER • Richard GAYLE • Duncan GOUGH • George CLARKE • Katrina MORRISON • John RICE • Bridget HALLETT • Sarah BROCKLESBY • Martyn POOLE • George DENHAM • Andrew FIELD • Richard FOWLER • Casey RAYMENT • Jackie RICE • Neil HARRISON

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Today we were seeing red, as Barbara Sullivan invited friends to wear Red for her 100th run at parkrun today. In true style, they all ran together as a group and an army of red crossed the line with Barbara in the lead. Congratulations Barbara! Congratulations also to Matthew Rawling, a prolific runner with 81 junior parkruns under his belt, he has now completed his 10th 5k parkrun. Well done Matthew!

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We had 45 first timers with us today, a dozen of whom were completing their very first parkrun. Welcome one and all, we hope to see you again soon. Well done to the 50 folks who achieved a PB today. One PB that’s worth a mention, is Stephen Kerr today’s first finisher. Stephen visited us once before 2 years ago and had an improvement of almost 90 seconds, which is the distance between him and today’s second finisher! Phenomenal effort and today’s highest age grade of 77%. It was lovely this week to receive an email to see we had a VI guide (George Clarke) joining us with his runner, he must have done a wonderful job as Steve Seaton also achieved a PB today.

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It's great to see some post event feedback on our Facebook page. Comments this week included:

Bridget Jean Jones - Thanks to all the volunteers. You are amazing. I was a tourist from Walsall Arboretum parkrun . Great to try new parkruns.

Lesley Pymm - Thanks to everyone. We were touring from Perry Hall parkrun and really enjoyed the run. Interesting course and very friendly.

Nicola Ruth - Really enjoyed visiting today from Chippenham parkrun, was a bonus being 1st in my age category too.

Sharon Hemming  - Thanks so much my first park run after recovering from COVID slow but feel alive again! An amazing team of volunteers thanks so much
Carolyn Donoghue - Brilliant volunteers today and a lovely chatty run. Thanks to all and to Sarah Cook for the great company.

 

Later on in the month we have our Halloween event on 30th October. We invite everyone to wear their scariest costumes whether you are running or volunteering.

Until next time, stay safe.

Meryl Grimshaw
Run Director

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Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 325
16th October 2021

This week 257 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Adrian GRIMSHAW • Neil EVANS • Alyssa GRIMSHAW • Thelma GARNER • Meryl GRIMSHAW • Tiernan GRIMSHAW • Alex MORRISON • Anna THOMAS • Vic GARNER • Ian JONES • Colin JOHNSTONE • Anna FORD • Daniel SMITH • Jane CROZIER • Richard GAYLE • Duncan GOUGH • George CLARKE • Katrina MORRISON • John RICE • Bridget HALLETT • Sarah BROCKLESBY • Martyn POOLE • George DENHAM • Andrew FIELD • Richard FOWLER • Casey RAYMENT • Jackie RICE • Neil HARRISON

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 Victoria KENNY who recorded a time of 17:49 on 11th September 2021 (event number 320).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 91.77% (25:31) on 1st January 2020 (event number 304).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 11,103 participants have completed 79,053 parkruns covering a total distance of 395,265 km, including 13,966 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,118 individuals have volunteered 7,623 times.

 

 

Shiny, happy people

This weeks run report has been kindly written by events 324 Tail Walker, Lee West.

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There was a coolness in the air getting out the door this morning, but by the time everybody had reached the starting line it was a beautiful sunny morning for a parkrun. With the lovely bright weather it was a joy to get around the course today with lots of smiling faces even going up that hill!

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Huge thanks to the following volunteers that made this week's parkrun possible:-
Brian ADAMSON, Andrew BANFIELD, Lesley BARRY, Sarah BROCKLESBY, Victoria BURCHILL, Anne BURGE, Steven BURGE, Charlie BUSH, Billy CLARK, Mike DIMOND-JONES, Neil EVANS, Andrew FIELD, Dave G, Stephen JENKINS, Ruth JOHNSTONE, Ruth KAVANAGH, William LEE, Jennifer NISBETT, Emily PITCHER, Jack PITCHER, Casey RAYMENT, Barbara SULLIVAN, Chris THORNE, Nicola TOVEY, Kerri VAUGHAN, Lee WEST.
Great work to all 256 runners, joggers and walkers that took part today and congratulations to the following people for...
  • Completing their first ever parkrun: Stuart PALMER, Duncan GREGORY, Hugo SCOTT, Sean NIXON, Sarah PRICE, Grace ARNOLD
  • Completing their 10th parkrun: Joshua EATWELL (JM11-14)
  • Completing their 50th parkrun: Abigail WILD
  • Completing their 150th parkrun: Björn HEISLER
  • Completing their 200th parkrun: Joe GILLETT
  • Coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd: Alec RUMBALL, Joseph MURRAY, Joe GILLETT
  • Achieving the highest age grade %: Louise CRONIN (79.89%)

 

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Lastly, well done to the 38 people that got a PB and kudos to the chap wearing the birthday cake hat! It's always fun to see people wearing fancy dress items while doing their parkrun and if you're up for it there's still plenty of time to prepare your outfit for the Halloween fancy dress parkrun coming up at the end of this month.

We hope you all enjoyed today's parkrun and we look forward to welcoming you back again next week. Take care and have a great week people!

 

Thanks again Lee West for that fantastic run report.

We still need volunteers for the upcoming events so if you can lend a hand please contact the team via email pomphreyhill@parkrun.com

Don't forget that we are putting on a Halloween event on the 30/10/2021.

See you soon.

Anne Burge - Run Director

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 324
9th October 2021

This week 256 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Lee WEST • Steven BURGE • Neil EVANS • Ruth JOHNSTONE • Anne BURGE • Chris THORNE • William LEE • Victoria BURCHILL • Stephen JENKINS • Nicola TOVEY • Brian ADAMSON • Jack PITCHER • Lesley BARRY • Andrew BANFIELD • Sarah BROCKLESBY • Ruth KAVANAGH • Billy CLARK • Barbara SULLIVAN • Emily PITCHER • Andrew FIELD • Charlie BUSH • Casey RAYMENT • Kerri VAUGHAN • Jennifer NISBETT • Mike DIMOND-JONES • Dave G

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 Victoria KENNY who recorded a time of 17:49 on 11th September 2021 (event number 320).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 91.77% (25:31) on 1st January 2020 (event number 304).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 11,059 participants have completed 78,796 parkruns covering a total distance of 393,980 km, including 13,916 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,113 individuals have volunteered 7,595 times.

 

Dancing in the rain

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Waking up on International parkrun day to pouring rain in Bristol, you can be forgiven for looking out the window and saying “not today thank you”. For those that wanted to run, walk or jog with friends at Pomphrey Hill playing fields, they braved the wet weather and hit the park in good spirits. Steve welcomed all his volunteers with a smile and a huge thank you, this week they included:

Brian ADAMSON, Sally BARTRAM, Sarah BROCKLESBY, Anne BURGE, Steven BURGE, Ian CROZIER, Jane CROZIER, Mike DIMOND-JONES, Sandra DRAKETT, Lee DYER, Thelma GARNER, Vic GARNER, Adrian GRIMSHAW, Alyssa GRIMSHAW, Meryl GRIMSHAW, Tiernan GRIMSHAW, Richard HELLIAR, Valerie HELLIAR, Steve MOODY, Casey RAYMENT, Trudy REED, Anna THOMAS, Adam TOON, Nick WHITE

At the pre-run brief, Steve also sang to us which cheered everyone up no end – if you missed this delight, you can find it again here! Whilst folks didn’t join in his rendition of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” the spontaneous applause showed folks appreciation for his efforts of dancing in the rain.

Heading to the start there was no sign of the rain and wind letting up, so we were very happy to get running straight away. Seeded in approximate finishing order really helps here, as it helps those running about the same pace to make companiable conversation if they choose to. I wonder if the runners who gathered on the startline of Bushy Park time trial had conversation as they were running 17 years ago? They certainly took the time to enjoy a coffee afterwards while they awaited their results. All those years ago results were out on Wednesday or posted in the local paper, this week results texts and emails were received at 11.15 on the same day.
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23 different countries around the world now host parkrun events, with 730 locations to choose from in the UK alone. It’s free, for everyone and hopefully forever. Events welcome everyone who wants to join us and these include a variety of folks:

  • Runners completing their first ever parkrun such as Marc, Ashley, Lee, Reuben, Imogen, Andrew, Judith, Nicola and Darcie – welcome, we hope to see you again soon.
  • Runners completing their first Pomphrey Hill parkrun such as Sarah, Stephen, Chris, Georgina, Jamie, Joy, Mark, Martin and Tim – our tourists, many thanks for visiting we hope you come back to see us again.
  • Runners completing milestone runs who this week included Sally Curnick and Michelle Hart completing their 50th parkruns – congratulations ladies.
  • Runners going for a Personal Best (PB) such as Ed, Alfie, Wendy, Samantha, James Perrett, Louise, Kate, Mark, Alec, Simon, Paul, Dave, Paul, Kevin, Katie, Abby, George, Nicola, Johnny, Alasdair, Owain, James Pheasant, Sean and Linda.
  • Everyone else running 5k on a Saturday morning because “it’s parkrunday”.

Whatever your motivation and reason for running, to know you’ll receive a warm welcome is one of the things that makes parkrun just so magical.

As it’s parkrun’s birthday, why don’t you give yourself a special treat? Why not login to your parkrun profile via the results email you received. Check your ICE details are correct and up to date, is your nearest and dearest now a Mrs instead of a Miss? Have they changed their contact number? Are your medical conditions listed to help volunteers in the event of an emergency? Please do take the time to check all this information and print out a fresh set of barcodes. Each A4 print out has 6 copies of the barcode for you to store somewhere safe. So that you never forget your barcode why not put a copy in the car, in your wallet, in your running jacket, inside your running shoe or stick a copy in a phone case (remember we don’t accept barcodes on mobile phones). Run Directors remember a lot of kit each Saturday to put on a safe parkrun, all you need is your barcode.

Now it’s October we’ll be hosting a Halloween parkrun event where we encourage folks to dress up in their Halloween costumes on Saturday 30th October – that’s 4 weeks away so no excuses folks!

Until next time, run safe!

Meryl Grimshaw

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 323
2nd October 2021

This week 190 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Ian CROZIER • Adrian GRIMSHAW • Steven BURGE • Anne BURGE • Alyssa GRIMSHAW • Thelma GARNER • Meryl GRIMSHAW • Tiernan GRIMSHAW • Anna THOMAS • Vic GARNER • Nick WHITE • Valerie HELLIAR • Richard HELLIAR • Sally BARTRAM • Sandra DRAKETT • Jane CROZIER • Trudy REED • Lee DYER • Brian ADAMSON • Sarah BROCKLESBY • Adam TOON • Steve MOODY • Casey RAYMENT • Mike DIMOND-JONES

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 Victoria KENNY who recorded a time of 17:49 on 11th September 2021 (event number 320).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 91.77% (25:31) on 1st January 2020 (event number 304).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 11,028 participants have completed 78,540 parkruns covering a total distance of 392,700 km, including 13,878 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,110 individuals have volunteered 7,569 times.

 

 

637 days later…

I'm not sure if you'd already heard, but parkrun had a brief hiatus that ended a few weeks ago. As I prepared to take the reins this week, I took a look back to see when I was last Run Director - that turned out to be 28th December 2019! During the intervening 637 days, there had been a good number of events; 18 in fact, despite the fact that far more weeks have elapsed. Once at Pomphrey, the actuality that everything felt normal and routine is an outstanding testament to all the hard work that volunteers put into the event every week. I would like to extend a special thanks to all my volunteers today, as well as all the core team - past and present - who have steered the ship over the last 91 weeks or so.

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Amongst the runners today were 16 first timers, including 7 completing their first ever parkrun. I love that people are still discovering our community every week, and hope you all enjoyed the run.

There were also some celebrations, as Ian Crozier completed his 250th event - 230 of those have been completed at Pomphrey Hill, so he really must enjoy running Up Pomphrey! Well done also to Jack Smith and Grace Claridge who completed their 50th run milestone.

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There are a huge array of photos from the ever-present Gary, you can see them all here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/garywoodruff/albums/72157719908153886

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Until next time, hopefully a little sooner than 637 days!

Adrian
Run Director

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Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 322
25th September 2021

This week 206 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Laura GILBERT • Lee WEST • Stu WILKIE • Ian CROZIER • Adrian GRIMSHAW • Alyssa GRIMSHAW • Meryl GRIMSHAW • Tiernan GRIMSHAW • Jackie THORNE • Claire LEWIN • Anna THOMAS • Sian JONES • Jane GREENAWAY • Kim POPE • Sue UPFIELD • Jane CROZIER • Philip RILEY • Toni WALSH • Gary WOODRUFF • Kerri VAUGHAN • Charlie HISCOX • Mike DIMOND-JONES • Isabella VAUGHAN • Dave G

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 Victoria KENNY who recorded a time of 17:49 on 11th September 2021 (event number 320).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 91.77% (25:31) on 1st January 2020 (event number 304).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 11,010 participants have completed 78,350 parkruns covering a total distance of 391,750 km, including 13,854 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,109 individuals have volunteered 7,545 times.

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