This week saw 220 of you completing parkrun, Roger was at the helm ably supported by Hannah Sharpe who is getting to grips with the RD role, and also by supported by another 29 lovely volunteers.
Our volunteers as always were simply amazing. A massive thank you to the following:
Cath BADHAM, Emily BAGSHAW, Andy BATTLEY, Chris BREEN, Ellie CARNELL, Jasmin GREVESON, Keyon GREVESON, Tracey GREVESON, Lauren HAMSHAW, Hannah HARESIGN, Cherry HAZLEHURST, Janet HESLIP, Ellis HEWITT, Heather HILL, Keith HUDSON, Rhiannon HUMBERSTONE, Jess JOEL, Timothy JOEL, Michael JOEL, Roger KENCH, Andy MORRIS, Gemma MORRIS, Chris PATTISON, Lindsey RODGERS, Hannah SHARPE, William STREET, Matt TAYLOR, Shelley TOMBLIN, Graham WALTON
This week saw Keith greet all the first timers, Keith was having a week away from timekeeping duty and even managed to get a run in.
There were 8 of you running your first ever parkrun, a big welcome to:
Helen RODWAY, Damian WILEMAN, Diarmid SINCLAIR, Bobby CHOPRA, Stephen JOHNSON, Claire HODGKINSON, Abbie THORP, Nancy PAPE
And lovely to see that we had a further 15 folk visiting Poolsbrook parkrun for the first time. A big welcome to:
Carl EATON, Amy BOUTLE, Julie DAWTRY, Sophie CRITCHLOW, Andrew VALLINTINE, Dev CHOPRA, Ana WHINCUP, Adam BOLTON, Marc SCHLEIFER, Lorraine BROWN, Ethan LEE, Naomi THOMAS, Imogen THOMAS, Carol HARTIN, John MOORE
We are always on the lookout for volunteers, so please consider helping out if you don’t fancy running Please email us at PoolsbrookHelpers@parkrun or via the facebook page if you can help. If you are considering helping but are uncertain about what is involved then have a chat with us, all the roles are straightforward and we will give you full training. Many of our volunteers comment about it being a rewarding experience.
There are other volunteer roles where you can also run, you could consider helping with set up, tail walking, VI guide or why not try your hand at putting a run report together.
See us on any Saturday and get your name on the board to help. As you can see we are a little short over the next couple of weeks.
We all love milestones at parkrun, this week I was very happy that we had the following great achievements:
• Connor DRAPER achieved his 10th run in the junior category, 9 of these being at Poolsbrook. Connor has also run 9 junior parkruns with our friends at Staveley junior parkrun.
• Julie ATKINSON achieved her 50th parkrun, 19 of these have been at Poolsbrook.
• John SANDERSON of North Derbyshire Running Club achieved his 50th parkrun ,22 of these being at Poolsbrook.
• David NAISBITT of Steel City Striders RB also ran his 200th parkrun and achieved a PM to boot.
The conditions were lovely for running, a bit of a chill but that soon went away in the sunshine. This is reflected in another great haul of PB’s, well done to the following 48 of you – almost a half century of PB’s
Layla DAVIES, Andy NORTON, Ryan AYLING, Charlie BROWN, Marie JENKINSON, Lorraine LOVE, Julie BIRCH, Anne BATTY, Lewis BATTY, Gemma HOBSON, Stephanie GROVES, Russell CUNLIFFE, Stephen CAVELL, Diana BOOTH, Joy NOBLE, Sue MASON, Stephen DAVIES, Ian CULLINGTON, Helen PARRY, Ian PARRY, Clare BINGHAM, Martin BROWN, Lucy CURTIS, Jason GREAVES, Karen READ, Stuart NESBIT, Alice ROBERTS, Imelda COLE, Jez CRITCHLOW, Simon HARRISON, Nigel CALLAHAN, Lucy HAMES, Nicola WOOD, David BARKER, Helena GODLEY, Simon TOMLINSON, Gemma MORRIS, Freya LOWE, Melanie BAKER-HUNT, Laura STANLEY, Ian ATKINSON, Helen WARD-WILLIAMS, Andrew PAGE, Robert BROWN, Scott CLARK, Ian RICHARDSON, Nick BURNS, David NAISBITT.
It was certainly a fast one with 5 folk finishing in under 20 minutes.
Have you had a chance to view the photographs that were take on Saturday, if you haven’t then you should pop onto our FB page and give them a view. Well done Lauren Hamshaw, you have a good eye indeed.
Sadly one of our finish tokens (65) has made a bid for freedom and has left the flock. The other tokens (and core team) are sad and would like to see it returned. If you do find token 65, or indeed any other token when you get home then don’t forget we have an ongoing amnesty where you can return them at any time with no questions asked. As a thank you we will offer you a free parkrun for the Saturday of your choice. Seriously it is a pesky business when they are lost and an expense we can do without, returning them is a great help.
I wonder if there are few folk out there who ran the Sheffield Half Marathon and have the odd sore limb. Very well done if you did. Did you notice that Heather Hill (pictured above and sporting her well earned technical t-shirt and medal) also ran her first 10k last weekend at Derby, and posted a very nice message encouraging other runners to have a go at entering an event. There are some lovely local races coming up if you do fancy entering one of them then I can guarantee you will see some parkrun folk you know and will be welcome, and please don’t think that they are beyond you … that’s plain rubbish. Here are a few you may want to think about organized by our friends at North Derbyshire Running Club and Clowne Road Runners:
• Grassmoor 10k – Sunday 2nd June.
• Elmton Chase (5) – Wednesday 26th June.
• Spire 10 – Sunday 7th July (maybe this one need a little more training)
• Hardwick Hall 10k – Thursday 18th July.
Regarding Barcodes, unfortunately we had 8 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
Next week see’s Roger (
breaker of stop watches) doing a double shift and taking the helm again. Come along, it’s going to be a great morning.
Although whilst we are quick to point out the danger to stop watches when Roger is around, you can see from the below that Andy was having a frustrating time with this pesky one, luckily it survived another parkrun day.
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 160
13th April 2019