#111 – Milestones and Amazing Volunteers

What a wonderful parkrun we had last Saturday, perfect running conditions and much to celebrate.
This week 465 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 65 were first timers (including Wilf and Harvey) and 80 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

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Mostly smiling...

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Congratulations go to Rachel Cairn for getting her 25th volunteering milestone. There will be a purple v25 T-Shirt on its way to her now.

Congratulations and huge pat on the back to Judith Aldridge who managed to time perfectly (she is a good parkrun timekeeper) her 50th volunteering and 50th parkrun at the same event. Thank you for the lovely cupcakes too and well done on your PB. I hear she is still celebrating it all…

parkrun regular, volunteer extraordinaire and marathon runner, Mary Withall was persuaded by this bonkers run director to make our gorgeous Ricky parkrun guinea pig volunteer mascots. Many thanks to her for creating our new team members. Keep thinking up Rickmansworth and parkrun related names for them and post to our Facebook page. The winning names will be announced on 27th April and there will be a prize too.

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Lovin life...

Thank you once again to our amazing volunteers. There were 28 this time and they did a top job.

Andrew CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Lesley KEDDY • Nathan GEE • Sam LANGSFORD • Claire PEARCE • Chelsi LANGSFORD • Joanna EVANS • Lily HARRISON • Harriet LEMON • Sarah LEVERIDGE • Neil BATES • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Sam MORRIS • Maria WAITE • Alan SENDALL • Diane ANSTISS • Mark OCKENDON • Philip HAY • Pippa KENNEDY • Rachel CAIRN • Hannah SANDFORD • Cameron FRASER • Judith ALDRIDGE • Tom GUTREICH • Denise PARKER • Ollie MARSHALL

The Volunteers

The Volunteers


Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).

Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 7,135 participants have completed 39,711 parkruns covering a total distance of 198,555 km, including 8,632 new Personal Bests. A total of 490 individuals have volunteered 2,460 times.
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Best wishes
Maria
#loveparkrun

 

#110 Run and Go Rickmansworth – 6th April 2019

This week 431 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 96 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

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This weeks event was a quiet one. You all turned up, ran, drank your lattes, ate your post-parkrun brekkies and went home. The weather was perfect running weather which helped a lot of you to achieve a PB.

We were able to welcome Joan Barker from Bracknell parkrun who was our one and only parkrun tourist brave enough to shout out to me in the parkrun brief – its not like the tourists to be a quiet lot!! Joan said that she enjoyed our event and also took the opportunity of having her photo taken with our Rickmansworth Selfie Frame - have you had a photo taken with it yet?

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The event was made possible by a small army of 25 Hi-Vis Heroes:

Andrew CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Simon DADOMO • Sarah OCKENDON • Lily HARRISON • George DARE • Kalpesh INTWALA • Helen SMITHSON • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Anne O CONNOR • Rosie CHATER • Mark OCKENDON • Katherine GOULD • Matt SANDFORD • Philip HAY • Jennie GOULD • Jeremy PALEY • Rachel CAIRN • Lauren CHAMPKIN • Karen FISH • Tom GUTREICH • Matt MCKARELL • Deborah BAYLISS • Ollie MARSHALL
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We are still in need of a couple of volunteers to help with this week' event and there are lots of spaces on the following weeks rosters too. To find out which roles are available please check our Future ‘Hero’ Rosters and email in with your barcode Superhero number and preferred role. Remember - capes are always welcome but Hi-Vis’ are compulsory!

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rickmansworth/volunteer/

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).
Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 7,070 participants have completed 39,246 parkruns covering a total distance of 196,230 km, including 8,552 new Personal Bests. A total of 488 individuals have volunteered 2,432 times.

Enjoy the rest of your week and I looking forward to seeing you all next parkrunday!

Happy running.
Sarah Ockendon

 

#109 Fun in the Sun

This Saturday we had the welcome return of our old friend the Sun.

As mentioned in my run brief we where 3 volunteers short of a full roster and had it not been for 3 of our regular volunteers who gave up their chance to run we would not have had a Funnel Manager or a second person handing you your finish tokens.

Every week we have over 400 people run, jog or walk the course but it is the same regular faces who step up to volunteer and make parkrun possible.

This week 502 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 106 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The upcoming weeks are short of volunteers so it would be nice if some new faces step up and volunteer.

The event was made possible by 30 amazing volunteers:

Andrew CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Jill TAUNT • Paul ORANGE • Jo WATKINSON • Peter GUDGE • Jackie HARRIS • Sue NICHOLLS • Wendy HARRINGTON • Philip Hay • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Maria WAITE • Tracy HOWARTH • Anne O CONNOR • Rosie CHATER • Alex CUTMORE • Nanette MORGAN • Diane ANSTISS • Robert TAYLOR • Jessica HOWARTH • Jennie GOULD • Paula ALLIBONE • Rachel CAIRN • Cameron FRASER • Lauren CHAMPKIN • Tom GUTREICH • Matt MCKARELL • Adam SHACKLADY • Amy SCARLETT

We welcomed visitors from Wimbledon, Hackney and Gadebridge, we also welcomed back Juliet Fitzpatrick and her 5k Your Way Move Against Cancer group.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).

Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 7,025 participants have completed 38,815 parkruns covering a total distance of 194,075 km, including 8,456 new Personal Bests. A total of 486 individuals have volunteered 2,407 times.

Rob Withall
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#107 – The one with no photos

This week 457 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were doing parkrun for the first time ever, and 22 were tourists, visiting Rickmansworth for the first time. The tourists came from such diverse locations as Sydney, Australia, and Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. 69 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Marjory BLUER • Sophie CHATER • Lesley KEDDY • Jill TAUNT • Simon TRIMBEE • Jo WATKINSON • Sarah OCKENDON • Lily HARRISON • Peter GUDGE • Brian CHANDLER • H Matthew HOWARTH • Anne O CONNOR • Alex CUTMORE • Nanette MORGAN • Diane ANSTISS • Guy ANSTISS • Jessica HOWARTH • Cameron FRASER • Karin LOCKETT • Tom GUTREICH • Matt MCKARELL • Deborah BAYLISS • Adam SHACKLADY • Ollie MARSHALL • Amy SCARLETT

And I’d like to thank every single one of you.

Thank you for believing in the staggered start – we had number of people comment on how much easier and faster the start is if *everyone lines up roughly in order of expected finish time – there’s less weaving and jostling, and its easier to settle into a nice PB-setting pace.

Thank you to the faster runners for overtaking on the right.

Thank you to the slower runners for *sticking to the left at the end of the first lap.

Thank you to those of you who ran with headphones with the volume *down low enough that you could still hear the people around you.

Thank you to the U11s for chivvying their adults round in good time.

Thank you to the dogs on short leads for *not tripping up the other runners.

Thank you to all the finishers for *not ducking the funnel. The results depend on everyone crossing the finish line passing through the funnel – in order – and collecting a token.

Thank you for *remembering to give your finish token back to us so we can use it again next week.

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Thank you to the all the above-named volunteers for braving a rather dreich weather forecast to cheer on the runners, joggers and walkers.

Thank you to the runners, walkers and joggers who said hello and thank you to the volunteers – a smile, a wave and a word of appreciation never go amiss.

Finally, a VERY BIG THANK YOU to the 482 individuals who have volunteered at Rickmansworth parkrun. That may sound like a lot – but its just 7% of the 6,929 individuals who have run, walked or jogged at Rickmansworth parkrun. It’d be nice to get the number up to 500 by Easter, and 10% by the end of the year. Can we do it? It’s up to you – check your diary, pick a date, email us at rickmansworth@parkrun.com and tell us when. Don’t forget to include your barcode so that we can add you to the roster.

Last Saturday’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.

That’s all for now – see you all back at the Café next Saturday,

#dfyb

Marjory

 

#104 23rd February 2019

The morning started off misty and foggy but this did not deter the 444 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 63 were first timers and 85 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

We had a visitor from Sweden and welcomed the Move against Cancer 5K Your Way group for the first time and who will now be attending the last Saturday of every month.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Ali YOUNG • Sophie CHATER • Lesley KEDDY • Sarah OCKENDON • Peter GUDGE • Jackie HARRIS • Sue WESTON • Robert KENISON • Mary WITHALL • Ruth HOLROYD • Rob WITHALL • Maria WAITE • H Matthew HOWARTH • Anne O CONNOR • Sue GOODALL • Diane ANSTISS • Mark OCKENDON • Jessica HOWARTH • Rachel CAIRN • Judith ALDRIDGE • Robert WENDT • Tom GUTREICH • Suziey WALKER • Heather KENISON • Lizzie GOODALL • Denise PARKER • Adrian FLACK

The upcoming weeks we are looking short of volunteers so we would welcome some offers of support especially from some new faces. If you are able to volunteer please E Mail rickmansworth@parkrun.com with your parkrun number and what you would like to do.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).

Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 6,774 participants have completed 36,429 parkruns covering a total distance of 182,145 km, including 8,044 new Personal Bests. A total of 476 individuals have volunteered 2,272 times.

 

#103 – 16th February 2019

This week 508 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 94 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

We welcomed tourists from near and far.  This year we had tourists from the lovely Portrush in Northern Ireland which is high on most parkrun tourists’ wishlist as it is by the sea and run on sand.

We do have to mention a couple of important reminders this week:

Dogs!

Remember it is 1 dog per runner on a SHORT lead.  A couple of our runners this week tripped over a fellow parkrunner’s dog that had been let off its’ lead.  There are only a few parkrun rules and they are there for a reason.
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Etiquette towards other parkrunners

We have a wide range of abilities amongst our parkrunners.  Please make it easier for the faster participants to pass safely by keeping to the left and if you are running with friend(s) then ensure there is space for other runners to pass you safely.  For the faster runners; it can distress others by shouting at them in a loud voice.  Please call out nicely to others to make way for you.  We suggest you call to them to keep to the left and don’t forget please!

Thank the Volunteers

Please remember the volunteers each week by thanking them as you pass.  A big shout out to this week’s volunteers.  We are always looking for volunteers.  If you are fortunate enough to enjoy running at our parkrun regularly please think about stepping forward to volunteer.  We have such a large pool of runners and if those that are able to offered to help we would not have to keep putting out appeals and you’d only have to help occasionally.  To offer your help, please send an email to rickmansworth@parkrun.com and don’t forget to include your barcode number as it can be difficult for us to find you on our database otherwise.

Sophie CHATER • Lesley KEDDY • Rosie MOUNTAIN • Matthew ROBINS • Frank RYAN • Chelsi LANGSFORD • Joanna EVANS • Katrina EVERETT • David GWYNNE-EVANS • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Philip GIBBS • Maria WAITE • Anne O CONNOR • Matt SHEARLOCK • Nanette MORGAN • Diane ANSTISS • Guy ANSTISS • Mark OCKENDON • Jessica HOWARTH • Jennie GOULD • Rachel CAIRN • Cameron FRASER • Maddy NEVES • Tom GUTREICH • Brian MORGAN • Matt MCKARELL • Gillian SHACKLADY • Adam SHACKLADY • Ollie MARSHALL

We were delighted to give our congratulations to regular parkrunners Brian and Sheila Chandler who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  What better way to celebrate than run a parkrun?  Many congratulations to you both.

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Brian and Sheila Chandler Celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Milestones

We had a few runners celebrating milestones today.

Joining the 50 club we had Richard NEWMAN.  Reaching the 100 milestone were Nathan GEE and Kate DOUGLAS.  Although not an official milestone we still feel it is worthy of a mention – Tracy VALIKANGAS who did her 150th run with us today,  Regular Rickmansworth volunteer Rosie MOUNTAIN also did her 25th volunteer with us today and celebrated by being our Tail Walker.

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Rosie on her 25th Volunteering Task

 

Thank you for reading and see you at parkrun soon.

Lesley Keddy

 

Event #102 – Sunshine on a Winter’s Day

Apologies everyone for the late report but it has been a busy week!

With such a dramatic contrast in weather conditions to the previous week, 465 people turned up to the Aquadrome at Rickmansworth last Saturday to run, jog and walk under blue skies and wall to wall sunshine.

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_2534We had 51 first timers and 69 runners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

Congratulations goes out to Helen Gray who was celebrating her 50th parkrun with us.
We were able to welcome parkrun tourists from as far away as Scotland, Devon and York.
It was also a pleasure to welcome Ciaran Murphy to Rickmansworth parkrun. His home event is Bushy Park and he is the proud owner of a very much coveted and hard earned 500 parkrun T-shirt.
Fin O’Regan visited us from Nonsuch parkrun and was running his 81st different parkrun at Rickmansworth on Saturday.
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A  big THANK YOU goes out to all our amazing volunteers:
Sophie CHATER • Lesley KEDDY • Sarah OCKENDON • James MARTIN • Lily HARRISON • Paul RAWLINS • Alex DRIZEN • Preena DIVECHA • Rob WITHALL • Diane ANSTISS • Robert TAYLOR • Guy ANSTISS • Mark OCKENDON • Philip HAY • Jennie GOULD • Cameron FRASER • Sue JOHNS • Karen FISH • Matt MCKARELL • Adam SHACKLADY • Ollie MARSHALL • Anastacia PALMER

We still require a few volunteers for this week and if you are able to assist please email in with your name and barcode number.
If you are unable to help out this week but would still like to volunteer at an upcoming event, please take a look at our future volunteer roster - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rickmansworth/futureroster/ and let us know which date and role you would prefer.

Rickmansworth parkrun cannot happen without our amazing volunteers and all your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Finally! Further to our Facebook reminder, our email address has changed and is now: rickmansworth@parkrun.com
Please add the new address to your contacts so that you will still receive our emails and to ensure that they won’t go into your junk mail files.

Enjoy the rest of your week and I look forward to seeing you all again on parkrunday!

Sarah Ockendon

 

#100 – yet another attendance record

 

We've reached our 100th event! What a milestone, and what a way to celebrate!

 

Summer at the beach

More than a few of you dug under the bed to find your summer togs: as requested, flowery shirts, grass skirts and beach wear all featured - usually over a solid layer of thermals and a parkrun milestone t-shirt.

Katrina Everett (be-sashed below) was one of 5 people to hit the 50 milestone; John Stevens timed his 100th run perfectly to coincide with ours. For the juniors, George Hawkins notched up his 10th run.

A few photos (courtesy of the ever-wonderful Philip Hay) to capture a flavour of the day:

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So where's my medal?

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Rosie & Katrina - grass skirts & sashes

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Debbie - bringing the flavour of Hawaii to barcode scanning.

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Zita - modelling the latest sarong & bobble hat combo

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No - I don't know why we do this either...

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parkrun tourists - will travel for fancy dress and a well-recommended breakfast.

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ED Andy - watch out, you'll have somebody's eye out with those coconuts...

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Peter Cowan received the covetted 600 token. A first timer, he'll probably expect the same fuss when he finishes in position 327 next week... ;-)

 

A new attendance record! Pacers! Gorgeous volunteers!

You may have noticed that it was a little bit busier than usual. We know its January, we know it was our 100th, but we still didn't expect our near-exponential growth to keep going. On the plus side - over 600 people had a free weekly timed run, supported by 35 volunteers - numbers swelled by the presence of our pacers:

Andy Nice, Sylvia Moss, Stefan Moore, Joe Moore, Andrew Moore, Matt Howarth, Lesley Keddy and Iain Scarlett.

Pacing can be tough job at the best of times - and to get even close to target while dealing with such huge numbers takes a vast amount of concentration, planning and focus. Well done and thank to you all.

And of course a massive thanks to the entire volunteer crew - the people that really make the parkrun magic happen.

Diane ANSTISS, Guy ANSTISS, Deborah BAYLISS, Marjory BLUER, Rachel CAIRN, Rosie CHATER, Sophie CHATER, Preena DIVECHA, Cameron FRASER, Philip GIBBS, Jennie GOULD, Peter GUDGE, Jackie HARRIS, Lily HARRISON, Philip HAY, Jessica HOWARTH, Tracy HOWARTH, H Matthew HOWARTH, Lesley KEDDY, Sarah LEVERIDGE, Richard LOWES, Zita MANSI, James MARTIN, Matt MCKARELL, Joseph MOORE, Stefan MOORE, Andrew MOORE, Sylvia MOSS, Andy NICE, Paul ORANGE, Iain SCARLETT, Adam SHACKLADY, Mary WITHALL, Rob WITHALL

 

A new attendance record! Wow! AARGH! Hmmm...

The graph (idea stolen gratuitously from our friends at Cassiobury parkrun) shows just how significant the growth has been over the course of January, and helps explain just why you may have had to queue to get to the finish line. It will *probably* start to tail off a bit, before hitting the next bumps in May & September.

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But with great numbers come great event management challenges - how can we get better at dealing with >500 runners on a regular basis? Here are a few things we're looking at:

 

1. Start zones

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Start zones - don't think about it, just BELIEVE, and enjoy a smooth, pain-free start!

 

I know you want a PB, and you don't want to waste precious seconds getting to the start line. BUT - if everyone starts pretty much or order of their expected finish time, it will actually help EVERYONE get started faster. Just BELIEVE and GIVE IT A GO! (I'll stop shouting now). Start zones are used at quite a few other parkruns, and do seem to be remarkably effective in reducing aggro, injury and corner-cutting, while actually improving everyone's overall times.

 

2. Finish Funnel

It's gonna get longer. I thought I'd made it quite long - but obviously not long enough. It will get longer. And you can help us too - when you hit the finish line, please KEEP MOVING. I know you're exhausted, I know you need to find the right button on your watch, but there's a whole load of other runners piling in after you. Keep moving, and hold your hand out so that the finish token volunteers can place a token in your hand - this is the fastest and safest way to hand over tokens on a cold day. And then move briskly out of the funnel, and go find the scanners.

 

3. Tourism suggestions!

Don't get me wrong - I'm thrilled that you found parkrun, and I know we have the prettiest course, the best cafe and the loveliest volunteers of all the parkruns in Rickmansworth. But now that you're on your parkrun journey, why not try some parkrun tourism? Our near neighbours South Oxhey can offer a very different experience - a less crowded start, some really good hill training, and only 3 miles away, so a chance to cycle there and back. You could even thow in a dip in the canal and do the full triathlon! (Don't throw in a dip in the canal. Please don't).

The nearest parkruns to Ricky are: South Oxhey (3.3m), Cassiobury (3.4m), Harrow (6.7m), Aldenham (6.9m), Black Park (7.1m), Northala Fields (7.6m), Canons Park (7.8m), Gadebridge (8.7m), St Albans (9.7m), Upton Court (10.4m).

 

 And finally...

Before I go, a few links to things that might be of interest:

Track your parkrun challenge progress and get virtual badges with the parkrun Chrome extension: https://running-challenges.co.uk/

Get all the news and views and gossip with the parkrun podcasts:

  • The Official parkrun podcast: http://www.freeweeklytimed.com/
  • The Not Official parkrun podcast: https://withmenow.libsyn.com/
  • The DownUnder parkrun podcast: https://parkrunadventurers.libsyn.com/

That's pretty much it - a fantastic 100th event to set the scene for the next 100. Remember to check your diary and work out when you want to set a date to volunteer - contact us at rickmansworthhelpers@parkrun.com to book your slot or ask any questions. And we'll see you all again on Saturday for event 101!

 

#dfyb

Marjory

 

#99 a record turnout and results issues

Once again we had a record number of people today. 571 of you turned up to walk/jog/run our beautiful course this morning. We do hope this isn’t just a January thing and that you’ll be back again next week. Our regular photographer, Philip HAY bought his nephew Nicholas GYAU along for the first time – it looks like Philip may be running more so if anyone else would like to help with the Photographer role please email us.

Philip and Nicholas
The results were posted late this week as we had a challenge with the numbers. Our stopwatches will only record 500 positions. We are aware of this but unfortunately I didn’t think there were over 500 people and by the time I realised it was too late to put our Plan B into operation as I was running about getting more Finish Tokens and trying to get someone to use the Timer app! We had the names and position numbers of most of the 71 runners over 500 but the times had to be manually input. We had the added challenge that there were a few duplicate positions. We thank you for your patience and understanding. If you finished at position 501 or later and your time is wrong do please get in touch to get it changed.

Local Running Clubs
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To help keep your New Years Resolutions there are many local running clubs that you can join if you would like to do more. For the ladies there is Rickmansworth Running Sisters. Four of your Run Directors are members of this club and you will have seen our ladies in their sparkly hoodies. We welcome all abilities. For more information on our club and the Watford Running Sisters please go to the following websites:

www.rickyrunningsisters.org.uk
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As the above groups are ladies only here are some other clubs which will welcome men and women:
www.watfordjoggers.co.uk
www.watfordharriers.co.uk
http://chilternharriers.weebly.com/ – based in Chesham but do some training locally
www.metros.org.uk – based in Harrow
Do check the websites first for entry requirements as all are very different.

Results

This week 571 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 89 were first timers and 84 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.
The first male was James TURNER with a time of 17:25 and the first female was Mairead O'ROURKEwith a time of 19:24.

The Volunteers

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:
Aileen BROWN • Sophie CHATER • Lesley KEDDY • John NORRIS • Lily HARRISON • Bernie CONWAY • Wendy HARRINGTON • Robert DRUMMOND • Preena DIVECHA • Rob WITHALL • Andy LEIGH • Kelly BAKER • Austin BAKER • Christopher STARR • Sue GOODALL • Diane ANSTISS • Guy ANSTISS • Jennie GOULD • Ed WRIGHT • Cameron FRASER • Su TYSOE • Matt MCKARELL • Adam SHACKLADY • Lizzie GOODALL • Anastacia PALMER

For your opportunity to volunteer please send an email to rickmansworthhelpers@parkrun.com with the date(s) you can help, any particular position you would like and your barcode.

New Finish Funnel Position
We tried a new finish funnel position this week. We realise that the cones were in the way of the start line so we will put them out after the start next week. We had many favourable comments about the new position so we will try it again next week. If you have any comments on the new position, please send an email to rickmansworthoffice@parkrun.com
Event #100 – Saturday 19th January 2018
Next week is our 100th event. The theme is summer. So if you’d like to run in your swimsuit please feel free! We are hoping to have some pacers for next week. If you are a pacer you will get both a volunteer and run credit. If you are interested in being one of our pacers please email rickmanworthoffice@parkrun.com with your barcode number and target time. As a rule of thumb most people will be comfortable with pacing a time that is ¾ minutes slower than their average time. Marjory is your Run Director next week.

Lesley Keddy

 

#98…Records and Milestones!

I believe I can open with a whoop whoop this week as a colossal 531 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 93 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part. What a fabulous start to RED, dry or whatever January everyone is doing.

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Congratulations go to the following:

Jackie and Malcolm Hall on each completing 150 parkruns. Did they run every one of them together?

Joanna Evans on closely following the award of a coveted purple shirt, she now gains her red one! Well done on her 50th parkrun.

Ali Young – Team GB member, endurance runner and parkrun volunteer, huge congratulations on completing her 100th parkrun.

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The Milestoners...

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Results:
First home was Allan James Stewart at 17:23 and our first female was Ali Young (we knew her 100th would be celebrated in style) at 18:58. Well done to both of them.

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The face of someone who knows they've got a PB this week...

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Marjory BLUER • Sophie CHATER • Jackie HALL • Malcolm HALL • Sasha BIRKIN • Kieron CAMPION • Sarah OCKENDON • Joanna EVANS • Lily HARRISON • Robert KENISON • Preena DIVECHA • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Maria WAITE • Tracy HOWARTH • H Matthew HOWARTH • Diane ANSTISS • Mark OCKENDON • Jessica HOWARTH • Philip HAY • Jennie GOULD • Cameron FRASER • Judith ALDRIDGE • Jon DAVIES • Matt MCKARELL • Adam SHACKLADY • Anastacia PALMER

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Turn left at the lake otherwise you'll fall in!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rickmansworth/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=98

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).

Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 6,380 participants have completed 33,329 parkruns covering a total distance of 166,645 km, including 7,524 new Personal Bests. A total of 452 individuals have volunteered 2,106 times.

All the best
Maria
#loveparkrun

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