Christmas 2021 and New Year’s Day 2022 Events

We are happy to announce that there will be two events over the festive period:

  • Christmas Day at 9:00am
  • New Years Day at 9:00am

Both events are Saturdays this year, but will need a full complement of volunteers to go ahead, so please volunteer if you're able.

Many thanks

The Core Team
Pomphrey Hill parkrun

 

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What do volunteers do? (Updated 2021)

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Are you keen to support parkrun but nervous of the responsibilities of volunteering? Here’s a little more information about each role so you have an idea what you are signing up for.

First, a quick note about the weather. Each week can be different, so be prepared for rain, shine, fog, wind and any temperature! An umbrella can be especially useful if using the volunteer app - more details on those roles below.

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Marshal

Marshals are our most important volunteers, without them, the event cannot take place. They are there to support, clap, (scream,) shout and generally encourage runners around the course as well as call out warnings if there are any hazards on the course or if the faster runners are starting to overtake other runners.

Marshals sometimes set up the course, always return the signs to the Run Director at the end of the run and are there to call for help in the event of a medical incident. Marshals should also look out for distressed or unwell runners. For this reason, each marshal needs to be over 18 and should bring with them a mobile phone. Full emergency instructions are given to each marshal on a lanyard. Junior marshals should always be accompanied by an adult; those under 11 must be with their own parent or guardian. If over 11 they can be paired with any adult as long as parents agree, and the child and volunteer are happy to work together.
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Timekeepers

Timekeeping is now done with the parkrun Virtual Volunteer app.

This is a technical role as the volunteer has the responsibility to start the timer at the start of the run and then clicks for every runner crossing the finish line. The timekeeper presses play when the run director yells “Go” at the end of the pre-run brief. Then at the finish line, taps the screen for every runner as they cross the line on their own two feet (we don’t count buggy passengers, children who are carried or any dogs). Tip instead of only watching the area immediately around the finish line, experienced timekeepers tend to keep an eye back down the course on incoming runners; when a clump of runners approach, they do a quick head count and then count them off as they click. As we can have 200 people crossing the line within the first 30 minutes of the event, this role is simple but can require concentration, especially when liaising with our number checker.

Two volunteers share this technical role, each one with their own device with the app installed. We understand that errors and equipment failure can, and do, occur. In the event of any such glitches, these are reported to the funnel manager to note down, and this information can then be used when processing the results. When coupled with having two timers in operation, this means that this role shouldn’t feel as pressured as it might seem.

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Funnel Manager and Number Checker

We will often split this role between two or more volunteers. The Funnel Manager takes responsibility for keeping the runners in the correct finishing order in the funnel while they queue to collect their finish token ("right arm out, palm up"). They also keep an eye on generally how people are coming through the funnel and makes sure any issues are noted down . Examples include

  • if someone comes through but then realises that they have only completed two laps
  • if someone comes through the finish funnel twice (maybe accompanying another runner to the finish)
  • if someone by-passes the timekeepers (and so has not been clicked on the stopwatch) and then ducks into the funnel to take a finish token

The Funnel Manager is also there to note down any issues raised by the other people involved in the funnel. So if the timekeepers notice that they have missed a finisher, have done an extra click by mistake, or have a different number of finishers on the two stopwatches then this is noted down together with when it happened. If someone refuses to take a finish token then this can also be noted down - all notes are usually added to the Number Checker's sheet.

The other volunteer - the Number Checker - is responsible for taking sample times to aid results processing. This involves liaising with the timekeeper to take a note of the time and finishing position on the stopwatch and checking with the runner that they have been given the same number finish token and asking for and writing down the runner's name. It is good to aim for at least one sample per ten finishers so this can be quite a busy role when the number of finishers per minute is at its peak. The Number Checker will usually record the notes for any issues the Funnel Manager has observed.

Both of these roles can require quick thinking and a willingness to talk to people. The Run Director will find the notes taken invaluable when it comes to processing the results.

Finish Tokens

This role is often shared by 2 volunteers. The volunteers are given the box of tokens at the start of the event. Runners crossing the line on their own two feet (we don't count buggy passengers or children who are carried) are timed and then they are each given a finish token. Tokens are stored on string, so advice is given to slide off a cluster of 20 tokens (the second person can assist here) for quick distribution. If tokens are dropped, and can't easily be picked up, don’t panic, just carry on from the next token. Tell the funnel manager so that he/she can make a note of the finish token numbers that have been missed out. That way the run director is aware when processing the results.

If a runner refuses a token, just pocket it or pass it to the funnel manager. Please don't give their token to the next runner as this causes a problem when processing the results.

A fun job to do as runners are so pleased to finish and claim their hard earned token.

Barcode Scanner

Scanning is now done with the parkrun Virtual Volunteer app.

The scanner app is very simple to use, simply scan the athlete barcode and then the finish token, in that order. If sound and/or vibrate have been enabled in the device’s settings it will beep and/or vibrate when a barcode is successfully scanned.

Covid: the runner should hold out each barcode in turn, and then place the finish token in a bucket between you.

If the runner doesn’t have a barcode or if you’re uncertain the scans were successful, send the athlete to finish token support.

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Finish Token Support

This role involves writing down the details of all the athletes with unscannable barcodes or the number of the token where the athlete is unregistered or has forgotten their barcode (we do not scan from mobile devices). There is very little time pressure on this role but a willingness to enforce the “no barcode, no time, no exception” rule is required. In the event of any runner questioning this rule, simply refer them to the run director.

Tail Walker

This role is often the most coveted as it enables the volunteer to complete the 5k run at the back of the pack, whilst also volunteering. This role involves staying behind the last runner/walker of our parkrun event. On the third and final lap, the role involves telling each marshal you are on your last lap, reminding them to collect their signs and to report to the run director, if they have had any issues. The tail walker may find the last participant decides not to complete the full 5k, in which case the tail walker needs to catch up to the next 'last participant'.

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Photographer

Photographers of all abilities and with whatever equipment they have at their disposal are invited to take pictures at our events. We ask you to upload all images to our flickr group which is linked to our website. This enables us to also link photos to our run reports and to grab a small sample for our facebook album. We ask for some set types`of photos at each event (week) - volunteer group, start of the run and folks celebrating any milestones - but otherwise let your imagination run free.

 

Car Park Marshal

This role at Pomphrey Hill is for over 18s only as it requires the volunteers to direct traffic at our busy event. This volunteer role starts at 8.30 and finishes approximately 8.55 allowing the volunteer to get to the start to run in the event. This is the guidance we give to our Car Park Marshals:

  • There should be 2 walkie talkies allocated to the Car Park Marshals and collected from the Run Director along with hi-vis vests. One walkie talkie should stay with the Marshal/s in the car park and one should go with the Marshal at the roadside/entrance to Pomphrey Hill.
  • One Marshal should safely stand so they are visible to traffic arriving to Pomphrey Hill and direct cars into the appropriate car park (Pomphrey Hill or Overflow).
  • The other Marshal/s (with a walkie talkie) should base themselves in the car park that is being filled.
  • Fill the Pomphrey Hill car park first – keep in touch to ensure the Marshal at the entrance/road side is aware of when to start to direct cars to the overflow car park.
  • Once the Pomphrey Hill car park is full the entrance/roadside Marshal should direct traffic to the overflow car park.
  • The “Car park full for parkrunners” sign should then be placed at the entrance to Pomphrey Hill.
  • A Marshal (with walkie talkie) should go to the overflow car park and encourage drivers to park responsibly using all available space (rows of cars can be arranged in the middle of the overflow car park if necessary).
  • Please discourage runners from using residential parking if spaces are available in the car park.
  • If any driver has a complaint regarding parking, please politely direct them to speak to the Run Director.

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Run Directors organise all the volunteers and kit each week and are often on site from as early as 7.45am. We do ask volunteers to arrive on site prior to 8.20am to allow us to give full training and hand out the high-vis vests and any equipment.

 

What do you get from this? Our event requires approximately 20 volunteers each week to make it happen. Whilst each run counts towards a milestone t-shirt, every time you volunteer at an event, it does count towards your next milestone volunteer t-shirt. Why volunteer at all? Volunteers often feedback the following:

“A great sense of satisfaction”, “A feeling of a job well done” and "Discovering a completely different and enjoyable perspective of parkrun".

 

Go on – be a high-vis hero!

 

Season’s Greetings!

PHpr Christmas 2020Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas and a  happy and healthy New Year!

Much love from Pomphrey Hill parkrun's Core Team:

Steve, Martyn, Ella, Catalina, Meryl, Trudy, William, Danny, Adrian and Ris

 

Fright Night!

It wouldn't be Halloween without some frightful sights and what a sight we are getting as we move into November. The weather has soaked all of our (not) parkrunners this week however, don't feel too disheartened though as I am here to cheer you up with some past Halloween costumes at Pomphrey Hill to remind you of what to look forward to next year.
Before this though, let's check in with this weeks (not) parkrun results.

(not) parkrun results

Week 20 saw 22 (not) parkrunners this week run 52 (not) parkruns. Special mentions go to Gale WOOD & Debra FRY for their first recorded (not) parkruns; to Dave GAnthony WORGANHayley BENNETT & Rosalyn CASTLE for (not) parkrun PBs.  Looking at last week it seems Hayley has her second PB in a row, a massive well done for that.
The speediest Pomphrey (not) parkrunner was Dave G with a fine time of 21:53.
You can see all of the week's (not) parkrun results here.

Some more (not) parkrun stats coming your way courtesy of elliottline.com/parkrun
Worldwide 17147 parkrunners recorded 28089 (not)parkruns, with an average time of 34:41.
In the UK 10857 parkrunners recorded 17282 (not)parkruns, with an average time of 32:50.

Lockdown 2

We are now facing another lockdown however, reports so far of the restrictions are that we can still get outside and run, either on our own or with one other person.  It's important in these times to try and stay healthy (physically and mentally).  I myself will still be trying to get out to get my (not) parkrun times submitted and I hope I catch a sight of some of you running around Pomphrey.

Some useful links:
parkrun COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update
Meeting with family and friends Gov. Guidelines

Halloween

Before we get to the goods, I would personally like to thank the following for their submissions, without you I would just be a lonely ghoul.

Janet Jenkins: Gary Woodruff: Debra Parsons: Craig Pilkington: Julia Dunn: Hayley Bennett: Lynsey Miles and, of course, myself Martyn Poole.

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Debra Parsons: One of our EGRC Halloween run groups who braved the wind and rain on Saturday morning - we all missed our parkrun Halloween run this year

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Last Year 2019

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Craig Pilkington: It was a wet one, but a good one! David Hemmings Elena Von Thode Minguet Giorgos Sigalas

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Hayley Bennett: 2019

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Lynsey Miles: Pomphrey Hill 2015

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Janet Jenkins: Can't make it to Pomphrey for Halloween this year but this is 2018 on a lovely sunny day with Jenny Dodd and Cathy Boynton.

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Gary Woodruff running as a nun

Thanks to everyone for keeping things going and do continue to enjoy your (not) parkruns!

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Until next time; be safe, stay healthy and look after each other.

Martyn

 

No parkrun but still lots of running and plenty of familiar faces

Last Saturday morning Dudley (the doodle) and I enjoyed a gentle stroll around Pomphrey, checking in on Mr Hill and stopping to sample the delights of the hatch. Dudley was aiming for a PB in his own Pomphrey Hill barkrun but got distracted by the smell of sausages on the finishing straight. Better luck next time Dudley.

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What a fabulous way this was to start the weekend. We met many familiar faces (we now know where the Pomphrey Hill run director team hang out of a Saturday) making the most of the decent weather and notching up another (not) parkrun.  There were solo runners, group runners and first time runners. As I watched the smiles and the socially distanced elbow bumps, as runners old and new made it around Pomphrey, I was reminded that parkrun is about so much more than just the km travelled. Apart from the obvious physical and mental benefits there are also the well earned bragging rights that you have earned. As Gary Woodruff, the resident Pomphrey Hill photographer proudly highlighted.
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And whilst we cannot currently follow a traditional parkrun format it was great to see so many people still enjoy the benefits of Saturday morning run, walk or jog (up a little incline).

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Here's the link for the weeks (not)parkrun results. Congratulations to Nigel Jennings for achieving a second PB. What a fabulous effort. Well done to all for keeping those 5k runs going.

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/pomphreyhill/results/notparkrun/

 

 

Happy New Year 2020!!

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 304
1st January 2020

Happy New Year and welcome to the Roaring, or should that be Running, Twenties!

I thought I'd start this report with some of your comments from our Visitor's Book and from our Facebook Page:

"What a great time for my first time ever, everyone's so very friendly.  Thank you." Dene from Canada

"Thank you to the wonderful support from the fab community here, I reached my 50th!"  Helen

"Thank you very much to the organisers and volunteers, what a great way to start the new year." Sam

"Thank you to all the volunteers - thoroughly enjoyed today’s run!" Charlotte

"Thank you, it was a great way to start the year even if it was hard work after the festivities." Karen         

It was truly wonderful to see the Pomphrey Hill community coming together to enjoy parkrun, both the volunteers and the runners contributed in their own ways to make a really special event.

39 wonderful volunteers arrived early or stayed late and did many different roles and I cannot thank them enough! I especially would like to thank Barbara amd her team of car park marshals who did such an amazing job in the car parks that I was actually able to drink an entire cup of tea before the start! We also need to congratulate Kevin Rickerby on his 25th Volunteer. Those 39 Hi-Vis Heroes are:

Alan COOK  •  Andrew BLACKER  •  Andrew BOYNTON  •  Anna THOMAS  •  Barbara SULLIVAN  •  Ben WILLIAMS  •  Carolyn DONOGHUE  •  Catalina LEE  •  Chris THORNE  •  Daniel SMITH  •  Debra PARSONS  •  Ian CROZIER  •  Jackie THORNE  •  Jane CROZIER  •  Janet JENKINS  •  Jim OVENS  •  Jonathan DUCKWORTH  •  Karen DYER  •  Kevin RICKERBY  •  Laura SEWELL  •  Lesley BARRY  •  Lucy POTTER  •  Maggie COOK  •  Matthew '5 Past' BESSELL  •  Mike DONOGHUE  •  Neil EVANS  •  Phil COSSEY  •  Philip RILEY  •  Ris SCOTT  •  Siri May RENARD  •  Stephanie EVANS  •  Stephen JENKINS  •  Tim CARR  •  Tom HILL  •  Trudy REED  •  Victoria BURCHILL  •  William LEE  •  Yvonne COX  •  Yvonne LOGAN

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This week 481 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 83 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 52 different clubs took part.

Several new milestone t-shirts were earned, congratulations go to:

Helen DAVIS and Stuart RAE on their 50th finish at Pomphrey on NYD and joined the 50 Club. Also to Pomphrey runners Carol NESBITT who ran at Tonbridge and Matthew GUNSTONE who ran at Eastville.

Caroline DUCKWOTH, Helen ALLINGTON and Vicky LEDBURY on their 100th finish at Pomphrey on NYD and joined the 100 Club. Also to Pomphrey runners Joanna HARDING who ran her 100th at Bracknell and Tim SHURLOCK, who went to Eastville.

While not a t-shirt earning milestone, honourable mention also goes to James BAKER on his 200th finish.

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 We also had not one, but two new Age Category Records set:  

The SM18-19 new record was set by Nick CASTLE in 16:45, with an age grade percentage of 79.74%.

The  VW70-74 new record was set (again) by Caroline LAVIS in 25:31, with an age grade percentage of 91.77%.  That means that Caroline's name is at the bottom of this run report, and our website page, as she now has the highest age grade percentage EVER at Pomphrey Hill parkrun.  Many congratulations, Caroline!!

Age graded record holder: Caroline LAVIS - 91.77 % - 25:31 - Event 304 (01/01/20)

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Danny, a member of our Core Team, delivering the First Timer's Briefing to a very large group of first timers and tourists. Tourists joined us from Clevedon, Stonehouse (including Ed KNUDSEN our first finisher), Lydiard in Swindon, Didcot, Leicester Victoria, Severn Bridge, Henley-on-Thames, Cheltenham and Canada to name a few.

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 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 10,353 participants have completed 72,931 parkruns covering a total distance of 364,655 km, including 13,191 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,055 individuals have volunteered 6,998 times.

See you on Saturday 4th January for the Pomphrey Hill parkrun #305.

Ris Scott

Co-Event Director
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Christmas Day and New Years Day Events

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We are happy to announce that there will be two additional events over the festive period:

  • Christmas Day at 9:00am
  • New Years Day at 10:30am

Both events will need a full complement of volunteers to go ahead, so please volunteer if you're able.

Many thanks

The Core Team
Pomphrey Hill parkrun

If you are away from Bristol or looking for a tourist run, the 'Christmas & New Year Compendium – 2019/20' is being updated daily as Event Teams make decisions including getting permission from land owners. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/

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When will my Pomphrey prince arrive ?

Pomphrey Hill was on fire this weekend quite literally it was magnificent weather for this weeks run.

We had 288 people run walk or jog we also had 42 new personal best's and we had three milestones, Emily Jeffries and Jack Pitcher completed their 50th runs and Philip Riley completed is 100th parkrun. They celebrated with a Disney themed parkrun where Phil dressed up as pixie as per his parkrun nickname.

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We also had one very special Milestone, and quite a rarity, as Andrew Boynton one of our new RDs did his 25th volunteering stint meaning he can now get the 25 volunteer purple shirt.

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I would also like to thank our fantastic volunteers who make the whole event possible, as the weather gets better and we enter the summer holidays we start to struggle slightly for volunteers if you can help our parkrun it would be greatly appreciated. Our email is pomphreyhillhelpers@parkrun.com

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. 

As much as the weather is lovely, Pomphrey is a deceiving  course our hill is a suntrap as well as being very hilly, you can quickly over heat, please dress according to the weather with layers so you can strip off if needed and leave water and drinks under the pavilion.

UPCOMING EVENTS

May the 4th is Star Wars Day, your RD may be rebellion leader Princess Leia helped by Han Solo. We cant wait to see the galaxies deadliest creatures on the course so see you there.

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 267
20th April 2019

This week 288 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Stuart HENDERSON • Suzanne CHESSON • Roger HAYNES • Steven BURGE • Anne BURGE • Alyssa GRIMSHAW • Thelma GARNER • Meryl GRIMSHAW • Anna THOMAS • Vic GARNER • Ella BURCHILL • Andrew BOYNTON • Stephen JENKINS • Sue UPFIELD • Rosalyn CASTLE • Lesley BARRY • Helen SPILSBURY • Sam COSSEY • Phil COSSEY • Michelle PEARSON • Andrea COFFIN • Gary WOODRUFF • Ben SMITH • Kerri VAUGHAN • John JEFFERIES • Tracy JEFFERIES  • Kevin RICKERBY

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 9,100 participants have completed 61,751 parkruns covering a total distance of 308,755 km, including 11,642 new Personal Bests. A total of 924 individuals have volunteered 5,902 times.

 

Good Times!

It was brilliant to have such a large number of volunteers on Saturday who really added to the great atmosphere at Pomphrey Hill this weekend. I was lucky to be able to put more than one marshal on most positions and this extra clapping and encouragement really helped everyone to navigate this hilly course. A couple of particular mentions should go to Martyn Poole and Sue Upfield who played music at the bottom of Pomphrey Hill and made a lot of people smile and Kelly, Alex and Elena Wood at the top of Pomphrey Hill.

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 A special mention to Gary Woodruff, our volunteer photographer for his usual brilliance with his camera,  here is a link to all the photos from Saturday https://www.flickr.com/groups/pomphreyhill-parkrun/  and here a few of his excellent photos. 

 

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Congratulations to Paula Adamson on completing her 100th parkrun on Saturday in a black and white fancy dress and hat.

 

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It was great to see so many first timers at our first time briefing led by James Dorrell, well done James in delivering this so well. Well done to everyone who made the most of the cool conditions to record a PB including our first finisher Chris Davidson.

I also had the privilege to meet Fiona Hughes after all the running had finished, Fiona will be helping me at the deaf takeover event on the 11th May at Pomphrey Hill. Please keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page for more details over the coming weeks.

A reminder that there will be no parkrun at Pomphrey Hill next Saturday 13th April so it is a good chance to try out a different parkrun.

See you back at Pomphrey on the 20th April

Andrew

 

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Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 266
6th April 2019

This week 313 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 47 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Neil EVANS • Kathryn CHALLIS • Jorge CROCKFORD • Ella BURCHILL • Andrew BOYNTON • Ris SCOTT • Dave HORNE • Malcolm PICK • Sally BARTRAM • Yvonne LOGAN • Kelly WOOD • Stephen JENKINS • Sue UPFIELD • Trudy REED • Alex WOOD • Charmaine Petra TODD • Andrew BANFIELD • Fiona HUGHES • Julie ILOGU • Martyn POOLE • Michele COOK • Gary WOODRUFF • Elena WOOD • Kerri VAUGHAN • James DORRELL • Kevin RICKERBY • Rodney TANTON • Amy TANTON

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 9,066 participants have completed 61,463 parkruns covering a total distance of 307,315 km, including 11,600 new Personal Bests. A total of 919 individuals have volunteered 5,876 times.

 

An ice day but there’s no run

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Although we couldn't run the event on 2nd February, a few people jogged around slowly just after 9am - including a couple of visitors who hadn't seen our cancellation posts - and all agreed it was far too slippery for anything but gently and gingerly trotting around. There is also some real skill in avoiding sledgers whizzing around in all downward directions!

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There are some other important announcements that we couldn't mention in the run brief, so here goes:

1) Our 5TH BIRTHDAY EVENT will be on Saturday 2nd March. The chosen theme this year is Zoo Animals and Rangers, so start planning your fancy dress. There will also be the usual prizes, raffles and cake competition - look out for more details over the next couple of weeks.

2) BARK! We had some more bark delivered this week, but decided well before the cancellation to wait for slightly milder weather. We may put a shout out at fairly short notice - on any week that has a full roster and a pleasant forecast!!

3) Another cancellation - due to another event planned at Pomphrey Hill, we also have to cancel on Saturday 13th April. Let's hope this isn't something that happens in 3s...

I hope you all enjoyed your week off. See you back at Pomphrey for Event #258 on Saturday!

Adrian.

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