This week saw 260 of you completing Poolsbrook parkrun, supported by another 21 lovely volunteers. The weather was very kind for us making for an ideal morning and great for PB’s.
Our 21 volunteers were simply amazing, as usual. A massive thank you to the following:
Cath BADHAM, Emily BAGSHAW, Jean BAKER, Mike COLLEY, Eve CONNOLLY, Lee GIBBS, Shaun GOODWIN, Ellis HEWITT, Michael JOEL, Jess JOEL, Roger KENCH, Tom LANE, Rosemary LANE, Zaheer MAHMOOD, Andy MORRIS, Chris PATTISON, Judy PLATEAU, Sara SHAW, Roy SMITH, Ruth SMITH, Shelley TOMBLIN
A special mention to Mike who had worked the nightshift and still was able to bring the equipment along and help set up and silly o’clock, Emily who unexpectedly found herself on stop watch duty and Eve who tried her hand at timekeeping for the first time. For the record both timekeepers were in line and no watches were made to suffer, so all was very good.
This week saw Shaun gave the first time brief to a group of tourists and first timers at parkrun, we welcomed visitors from Guernsey, York and Sheffield (and I’m sure some other places).
There were 16 of you running your first ever parkrun, a big welcome to:
Lucy CLARK, Liz SMITH, Luke RAWSON, Karl DOLLING, Gina SCATTERGOOD, Kevin BENNETT, Jodie GREEN, Rebecca HALL, Clare WHITHAM, Amanda MARPLES, Kirsty MCKENDRICK, Florence MCKENDRICK, Belinda JAMES, Heather SPINK, Adam HENSHAW, Andrew JAMES
Lovely to see that we had a further 20 folk visiting Poolsbrook parkrun for the first time. A big welcome to:
Kate WALKER, Vicky BENNETT, Tracy BRADWELL, Lindsey DALE, Jenny DEAN, Archie DEAN, Helen BEGLEY, Louise LATHAM, Alice HILLIER, Oliver DEAN, David DEAN, Timothy LATHAM, Jacqueline LATHAM, Sam HILLIER, Poppy DALEY, Marie BARKER, Jonathan DALEY, Derek BARKER, Deborah HILLIER, Paul WALTHAM
As I mentioned earlier, it was a great morning and that certainly showed in some fab performances from you all. There were almost too many PB’s to mention, well done to the 38 who achieved PB’s, and to everyone who took part:
Alex BREWSTER, Jorja KENWORTHY, Samantha KENWORTHY, Emilie GREEN, Jennifer BREWSTER, Rebecca COLLINSON, Gemma PEARS, Carol WATKINSON, James SMITH, Ben MCHUGH, Dima VOLGIN, Michelle CUNNINGHAM, Nikki CREW, Oliver PRIGENT, Joanne GREAVES, Kay HARPHAM, Caitlin LOWRY, Paula LOWRY, Sara ROBERTS, Roger BROWNSWORD, Jane HIRST, Sarah WOOLF, Jaime SLATER, Katrina PRIOR, David ROBINSON, Ian CULLINGTON, Sue MASON, Steve HATTERSLEY, Alan RIGGOTT, Sasha HERIOT, Bridget HEMSTOCK, Matthew Thomas SMITH, Christopher LINDLEY, Neil MELTON, Louis CLARK, Helen BLACKNELL, David GOATER, Paul CASTLEDINE
Have you seen the fantastic pics that Ellis took on Saturday, I’ve pinched a few here. If you haven’t seen them then please pop over to the FB page and enjoy.
I’m pleased to say we had milestones, well done to the following:
• Matthew DENTON, completed his 10th parkrun in the Junior category, 7 of these being at Poolsbrook.
• Ian ATKINSON, completed his 50th parkrun 31 of these being at Poolsbrook.
• Paul BEDNALL, completed his 50th parkrun 22 of these being at Poolsbrook.
• I’m a little late with this one (we didn’t do a report last week) , but last week saw Philip HARRISON complete his 50th parkrun, 42 runs being at Poolsbrook
Here’s Ian on his way to another lovely run:
We are always on the lookout for volunteers. In particular we have a few very quiet weeks coming up. Please consider helping out, none of the roles are hard and we can show you easily exactly what needs doing. Many folk fear the timekeeping role, but its worth keeping in mind there is a button to press at the start and then a different button every time someone crosses the line … far easier than you may think. Please consider helping out from time to time, especially if you have a race or long run planned for the Sunday. Please email us at PoolsbrookHelpers@parkrun or via the facebook page if you can help.
There are other volunteer roles where you can also run, you could consider helping with set up, tail walking, VI guide. Why not try your hand at putting a run report together, it has been great to see a variety of run reports over the last few weeks. See us on any Saturday and get your name on the board to help.
Regarding Barcodes, sadly we had 10 folk who did not have their barcodes this week. As you will know we are a barcode only event, you are of course welcome if you don’t have your barcode, but you will not get your time recorded, nor a credit towards the parkrun milestone t-shirt. We are not able to take barcodes off your phone under any circumstances, we need your physical barcode please.
Please please #DNYBC
As a reminder here are out top tips to make sure your name and time is recorded:
1.Ensure that you are registered with parkrun before you take part – follow this link for more information – don’t forget to select Poolsbrook as your home event.
2.Print out your barcodes and take several of them to each event. Keep one on you (ideally in a waterproof pouch or laminated), keep one in your wallet/purse, one in the car, and any others that you have pack them away in other items of clothing that you may take with you to parkrun.
3.Buy one of the more permanent barcodes (wristband, plastic tag) you can find them here
4.If you have lost your barcode, you can get a reminder here and then print out a new set
We had a variety of colours (which is always nice to see on a sunny day), yellow and black seem to be the away strip for some of the Clowne Road Runners, here’s a few of the guys on modelling duties:
And another, just because smiles is what its all about:
Its lovely seeing so many of you at local races. There are some fab races coming up over the next few month’s that you may want to consider:
• Chesterfield Half Marathon, 20th October. https://www.redbrikchesterfieldhalf.com/
• Worksop Half Marathon, 27th October. A lovely scenic town/rural run. Well organized with a fab shirt (long sleeved this year) https://www.worksophalfmarathon.co.uk/
• Clowne Half Marathon, 24th November. One of my fav’s, a lovely town rural run with some smashing views of Derbyshire. A little testing, but not hard. http://clowneroadrunners.org/
• Bolsover 10k, 15 December. Now this is a great race to get you into the Christmas spirit. https://northderbyshirerc.jimdo.com/our-races/bolsover-10k/
I think I can safely guarantee that if you enter any of these you will see plenty of friendly parkrun faces and have a great time.
Next week sees Michael (Dyb dyb, dyb, dob, dob, dob) at the helm, come along it’s going to be another great morning.
Also don’t forget that our friends at Staveley junior parkrun are up and running at 9AM every Sunday for kids aged between 4 and 14. You can find out more on their Facebook page. A great event to bring the little ones so that they can get to enjoy parkrun.
Event number 182
21st September 2019