A View From the Caravan Park

Runners

Being between house moves we have taken the meaning of having a home Parkrun to a whole new level and actually moved onsite to Poolsbrook (Caravan Club Site)! Seeing how much effort is involved in the organisation, administration and the physical setting out of the course we felt we needed to volunteer while were here. So last week, we arrived an hour early to help with set up and this week for my sins I am writing my first run report so please bear with me…

Have you ever noticed that more often than not at 9:00 on a Saturday morning the rain seems to stop and today didn’t disappoint with an impressive 224 runners, joggers and walkers taking advantage of the lack of wind.

Our thanks should always go first to the volunteers Alan BROWNE • Andrew BAKER • Andy MORRIS • Cath BADHAM • Cherry HAZLEHURST • Christopher CAMMACK • Claire CADBY • Colin FRY • Ellis HEWITT • Emily BAGSHAW • Heather HILL • Ian EDMUNDSON • Jon GREGSON • Keith GREEN • Marie HEWITT • Melanie GREAVES • Michael JOEL • Roger KENCH • Rosemary LANE • Shelley TOMBLIN • Stephen KIMBERLEY • Tom LANE • William STREET all did a fantastic job. As for next week there are still some spots to be filled if anyone can spare some time.

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Congratulations to our 8 First Timers who chose Poolsbrook to start their Parkrun journey - Matthew Critchley, Natalia Kotowska, Andy Hall, Conrad Beach, Aimee Fowkes, Liam Masterton, Laura Slater and Larissa Lupes. Also to the 21 whose first visit it was to Poolsbrook, we hope you all return in the future – Simon Young, Emeshe Coop, Natalie Wren, Gareth Widdowson, Mandy Vernon, Matt Connell, James Thomas, Harvey Glover, Joanne Stephenson, Ed Wilson, Beverley Fletcher, Lizzie P, Steve Bloxham, Litza Ford, Robin Ford, James Glover, Lorna Ashley, Justine Fraser, Joanne Chilton, Paul Smith including a special mention and congratulations to Brian Smith who chose his first run at Poolsbrook to complete his 200th Parkrun.

Congratulations also need to go to our other milestone runners. We have Colin Fry who seems to like the number 2 as he ran his 200th in 22 minutes exactly and whilst he has run more at Poolsbrook he has run at over 130 different venues across the UK.
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Judy Plateau shows how Parkrun is a family occasion achieving her 50th run today and coincidentally was placed at position 185 on the 185th Poolsbrook Parkrun !
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Richard Downes also achieved his 50th run and in the Juniors Caden Gregson ran his 10th. Well done to you all.

Other people I talked to were Karen and Andy Ball who recently helped their friend, fellow Poolsbrook Parkrunner and my brother in law Richard Collis achieve his 100th run in Singapore! I’m sure it was just a coincidence that Formula 1 was on in Singapore that weekend.
Karen and Andy Ball

Another lady I met who I think is worth a mention is Kirsty Thomson whose home Parkrun is Dundee. Not only has Kirsty possibly travelled the furthest of our visitors today but she was also undertaking her 150th Parkrun! I know it’s not an official milestone but well done Kirsty and long may you keep visiting us.

Look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Keith

 

Where was that Hurricane?

I genuinely believed that we would be battling the elements as we braced against the effects of Lorenzo, a category 5 hurricane as it swept the North Atlantic early this week. As it turned out it was a lovely Autumnal day with perfect running conditions. Suffice it to say your core volunteer team were there and ready, prepared for the 184th parkrun Here at Poolsbrook. Certainly, standing around marshaling was a more pleasant experience than expected. For the runners the track was dry (ish) and safe but still loose under foot.

Despite my meteorological reservations we were not disappointed by an excellent crowd of walkers, joggers and runners, boasting 219 finishers

 

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all supported by these 23 most excellent volunteers:

Alannah BOLTON • Andrew LITTLE • Angela BARNSTON • Callum WOODWARD • Chris PATTISON • Chris SWANN • Claire BRACEGIRDLE • David BARKER • Dawn BROOKS • Diane O'SHEA • Dianne NORTON • Edward SWANN • Ellie CARNELL • Emily BAGSHAW • Gabbie PATTISON • Jean BAKER • Keith GREEN • Louise LOWE • Lynne SARGEANT • Mike COLLEY • Rachel SWANN • Rhiannon HUMBERSTONE • Roger KENCH

 

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Would just like to thank Ian and Tamara HOCKEY for their kind donation of bobble hats from the big Bobble hat company for the use of the volunteers, most welcome on a chilly day.

No themed takeovers this week but I was pleased to see that there were still quite a number of volunteers, enough thankfully to fill all the posts. I just want to say that this is your parkrun and whilst running is the fun part without volunteers the day would just not happen. Spare us a thought, give us a day, volunteer and do your bit for the community, it is rewarding and gives your legs a rest.

No incidents to report this week thankfully. The ground is slightly uneven in places and the surface can be loose on occasion so pick those feet up people. At Poolsbrook parkrun we all take your safety very seriously and do carry out checks of the track and its surface before every run. This is covered in both the pre run briefings! We have a first aid kit located near the finish line for you to use and an AED is positioned near the café should the occasion arise, but it would be marvelous if we didn’t have to use them.

I would just like to say to all those that have join parkrun for the first time welcome to Poolsbrook and we look forward to seeing you again next week:

Tomy HICKS • Chris HUDSON • India HOLLINHGWORTH • Shelly CHARLTON • Georgia BURDIS • Claire HUDSON

 

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I would equally like to say to all those parkrunners who have chosen to join us at Poolsbrook for the first time, welcome and keep coming we like having you here:

Harry STOW • Dean HOULTON • Stewart HILL • Colin APPS • Alan HARRIS • Jack HEFREN • Abby KING • Gary CLARKE • Stuart PAGE • Nick EASTON • Leo SAMPSON • Carole PAGE • David WHISTKER • Timothy GOUGH • Paula AECHSON • Rob ANDREWS • Jeff TAYLOR • Robin AECHSON • Robert DOVER • Christina NEEDHAM • Kev TREWEEK

To those visitors that attended our little gathering from far afield I hope that we made you feel sufficiently welcome for you to return another day.

The good weather seems to have paid off for those lucky ones who achieved a PB this week. Well done to the following people who clocked up their fastest time so far at Poolsbrook parkrun:

Matthew MARTIN • Nick SCARLET • Daniel NORMAN • DanGILLIES • Chris LILLEYMAN • Nigel SAUL • Sonny SAHW • Jim SHAW • Amy Lauren STENSON • Paul WHITTAKER • Richard Peter ROTHWELL-JACKSON • Christopher LINDLEY • Kirsty SUTTON • Andrea WALKER • Kevin BENNETT • Jay PARNHAM • Simon ALEXANDER • Emily WESTON • Emily ARMSTRONG • Matthew DENTON • Ian THOMAS • Jamie SLATR • Harley LOWE • Amanda STANLEY • Chris CAINE • David McKILLOP • Carl THURLBY • Susan COOPER • MOLLY FLANAGAN • Kathryn BRAISDELL • Marek LACHETTA • Leigh NOUCH • Liz SMITH • Nicki WHITHAM • Paul BROWN • Kevin NOUCH • Jason NEWELL • Emily SWIFT • Marie HEWITT • James CONNOLLY • Sarah WOOLF • Alex KEAST • Gina SCATTERGOOD • Michael ADKIN • Andrea GREEN • Robin PEARSON • Jamie AMNER • Sarah THOMLINSON • Marie BARKER • Tara HEATH • Carol BRIDDON • Sarah HOLLINGWORTH • Jo-Anne SPINK • Philip SPINK • Debs RILEY • Peter NEEDHAM

I would like to give a big congratulations to our 2 mile stones this week. Simon KENT and Shelly TOMBLIN both running their 50th parkrun today well done! Shelly would like to add in her own words:

“Wow what can I say to the achievement of completing 50 park runs. I was always the child last in school races, even my Mum would stand there on sports day and say ‘watch this our Shell will come last’. Well it may have taken be 45 years but I’ve got there - jogging 5k without walking. Thank you today for the support of the Park Run Plodders (Cherry, Heather, Juliette and Sarah) for staying with me until the end and kept me going, and especially my daughter Anna for encouraging me to take part in parkrun supporting her, and yet I’ve accomplished my 50th first, let’s just hope she doesn’t expect me to keep up with her for hers especially with her sprint finish specialty. I would also like to thank the organisers and marshals every week for making it happen and all the support from my extended parkrun Family

Go Have Fun At Park Run”

 

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This week, members of 23 different running clubs took part. If you are a member of a running club that would like to host an event takeover in the future, please let us know either via our Facebook page or by emailing poolsbrookoffice@parkrun.com – we would welcome your experience and expertise.

One last mention for an often overlooked but much needed volunteer ERIC the black Lab. You may have seen ERIC ably guiding his owner Chris PAYNE round the course. He has completed 91st park run today. He is retiring from his role as a guide dog due to health reasons but hopefully we will continue to see him as he escorts Teresa PAYNE round the track.

 

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I'm not sure if I mentioned it at the pre run briefing but this is a 3 and a bit lap course. There will be overtaking going ahead, please do so on the right. But more importantly please make sure that you complete the full 3 and a bit laps as we cannot record your time otherwise and it makes updating results that little bit more complicated. And don’t forget that the on site café is offering a discount for all parkrun participants on presentation of barcodes so don’t forget them.

A quick reminder to parkrunners that we can only add you to the results if your barcode fails to scan – this is a strict rule from parkrun HQ designed to reduce the burden on the core team for updating results manually. We will scan paper barcodes, wristbands or any other official parkrun media. We will not attempt to scan phones. Please bring along with you personal barcode each week and we know they are small and get lost in pockets but they have to be replaced at a cost so when you finish please, please, please can we have our finish tokens back. A quick reminder that if you have you barcode with you and you present it at the café you will get a discount on food ad drinks.

Do you occasionally wake up some mornings feeling a twinge in the back, a soreness to the legs? Then why not volunteer, it costs you nothing but gains you the gratitude of your fellow runners. It is a close run thing every week and no small miracle that the organisers can put together enough volunteer support to ensure the run goes ahead.

See you next week

Mike Colley

 

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Christmas and New Year

Poolsbrook parkrunners........

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This year we will once again be organising Christmas Day and New Years Day (10.30am) additional parkruns.

We are going to need volunteers, so if you can help please let us know by leaving a message on our Facebook page or by e-mailing us at Poolsbrook@parkrun.com

Thank you, Andy

 

A sunny day at Poolsbrook

Event #182

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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And another, just because smiles is what its all about:

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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.

Poolsbrook parkrun
Event number 182
21st September 2019

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Look at the prize not the pain!

Chris

Saturday morning dawned one teenager up for their paper round and that was clearly enough for him as he retired to the sofa not to be moved!! The other teenager was coaxed out of bed and moaned his way to Poolsbrook. Once we were there the experience became more enjoyable! The sun was shining with a cool breeze almost perfect running conditions. People were milling around with anticipation and excited chatter, banners were hung as two ladies, Heather Hill and Ruth Smith, were celebrating their 100th Parkrun. What an achievement!! The thing I like about parkrun is the community feel, this morning I saw people I have known for years and friends I have made latterly but it is nice to say hello and I probably wouldn’t see them otherwise.

Milestones

We made our way to the start and then the competitive spirit kicked in and being 13, it’s hard to realise that the parkrun is what you make it. No matter how often you do it, it can be tough, if you race against yourself it can be hard. This morning as he started he totally had his eyes firmly on completing 10 parkruns in two weeks.

No matter how you run or walk this event there was encouragement all the way round this morning from the amazing volunteers and spectators!

Sometimes it’s not the easiest thing to be up and out for 9.00am on a Saturday morning especially for us teachers after the first week back at school, but once you have done the run you never regret it.

It was brilliant to see so many members of the Tri Your Tri club participating today and many of them did an extra lap to help one of the junior members finish brilliant well done!
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This event was once again  well supported by many cheery marshals and volunteers a big thank you to you all without you it wouldn’t happen. Also Andy our run director did an amazing job, he did a great starting talk and everything ran smoothly, so thank you!

An extra big thank you goes to Jean Baker who has completed her 150th Park run as a volunteer. Without people like you this event wouldn’t happen your efforts are very much appreciated.

 

Thank you to this weeks volunteers: Amy BOUTLE  •  Andrew BAKER  •  Andy MORRIS  •  David GOATER  •  Ellie CARNELL  •  Emily BAGSHAW  •  Hannah HARESIGN  •  Heather HILL  •  Jean BAKER  •  Judy PLATEAU  •  Julie MORRIS  •  Kirsty DENTON  •  Michael BURR  •  Michael JOEL  •  Mike COLLEY  •  Rhiannon HUMBERSTONE  •  Robert SPENCER  •  Robyn PAYNE  •  Roger KENCH  •  Rosemary LANE  •  Tina HENSEY  •  Tom LANE  •  Wendy JOEL  •  William STREET

Volunteers

 

There were 240 runners today.

A Big Welcome!

To First Timer parkrunners;

Joe Cocker, Charlie Ratcliffe, Alana Walker, Duncan Cash, Gemma Pears, Kevin Nouch, Lauren Ambler, Jo-anne Spink, Philip Spink, Maxine Fletcher, Leo Watts, Libbi Watts, Rosie Ratcliffe

To First Timers at Poolsbrook;

Gina Hale, Julia Brown, Alan Fenton, Mikey Ratcliffe, Keith Hall, Sarah Hallam, Liam Somers, Sarah Roberts, Ruth Marples, Tom Pickering, Robert Jekinson, Sadie Ibbotson,Jacob Armitage, Gabriel Armitage, John Armitage, Jamie Ramiage, Martin Shackleton, Isabelle Martinelli, Sheila Bowler, Maureen Allen, Micheal Ramsden, Paul Mason.

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A Big Well done to;

Milestones;

50 parkruns;

Andrea Walker
50th

100 parkruns

Heather Hill

Ruth Smith

150 Volunteers

Jean baker

PB’s

Lydia Creswell, Lorraine Murphy, Daniel Beale, Adam Baker, Fran Cresswell, Nick Cadby, James Smith, Benjamin Cowell, Ruby Robinson, Lindsey Coombs, Shirley Williams, Hayley Sanderson, Caroline Riley, Leigh Nouch,Michelle Cunningham, Fleur Woodall, Nikki Crew, Sarah Hollingworth, Adam Cunningham, Philip Hames, Danielle Paddock, Jenny Brownsword, Tara Heath, Steve Burdon, Jamie Slater, Jane Hirst, Danielle Robson, Matthew Denton, Nicki Witham, Micheal Adkin, Karen White, Joshua Wragg, Clare Cadby, Chris Wragg, Will Knight, Paul Brown, Jay Noble, Harley Lowe, Matthew Boyman, Benedict Mason, Andy Lunn, Stephen Kimberley, Nina Bond, Kirsty Sutton, Sharon Court, Paul Rodgers, Jonathan Cundill, Shona Fielding, Riley Richardson, Claire Corlett, Adam Fines, Louis Clark, Mark Page, Micheal Parrott, Gary Ibbotson.

Happy parkrunning, Kirsty

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