update – Friday the 13th!!

Morning all,

Let me start by saying that we are currently going ahead tomorrow, you can read the offical parkrun statement from the link below.

https://www.parkrun.com/news/2020/03/12/covid-19/

We still need another timer and a few more marshals if anyone is free please but, we also understand that you may decide to stay away from the event during the current outbreak. we all totally understand this and hope to see you all once these events have run there course (see what i did there!!)

the weather tomorrow is looking a little damp in the morning but with light winds!

as always you can message us on here or email shornewoodshelpers@parkrun.com

see you in the morning
Pete (The Loud RD)

 

Midweek Update and Run Report – 11 Oct 2019

we are blessed with 2 reports this week the first from Julie

If you are reading this then you are already one of the lucky ones....... you have discovered the phenomenon that is Parkrun.
15 years ago Paul Sinton Hewitt organised a timed run around his local park and thus Parkrun was born. Since then 6 million have signed up and 4 million have participated. From prisoners to pensioners to record breakers it is totally inclusive.
Hers at Shorne Woods Parkrun October 5 th marks the 338th event here. We average a good number of runners every week and have a fabulous on site cafe to enjoy afterwards. At the risk of being repetitive this event couldn’t happen without volunteers. Try it sometimes , it’s a lot of fun and not difficult.
We must give a big round of thanks to Jonathan and his core team of RDs:
 Pete, Gary, Dawn, Lesley and Lisa and weekly volunteers who give up their  time to ensure the event takes place weekly and safely. They are here come rain or shine. So we can all have fun at Parkrun.
Thank you
This week we had 256 take part, 28 of these were first timers to Shorne  and 11 were new to Parkrun.
There were a massive 55 PBs. Well done to everyone

 

Pacers week

and the second by Ayodele

It was another Saturday, or rather, another Sarunday.

I can guarantee that every Parkrunner up and down the country would have checked on the weather the night before, or maybe sooner. Is it going to rain? Will it be warm, cold, mild, and more importantly, what will be the appropriate clothing to wear? In my case, I wore a long sleeve running top, opened the front door and immediately ran back indoors to change into something a bit lighter. Being that the weather can sometimes be unpredictable, wearing the most suitable gear on the day can sometimes be tricky – but making that decision is part of the Parkrun excitement. As it turned out, the weather this Saturday was perfectly designed for a run. We couldn't have asked for anything better – and the ground was dry as well.

Back to the run, it was pacers’ week, and we had a number record of pacers. Having pacers running at various times is a great way of getting runners to time themselves without the need to focus on their watches. So, our run director for the day, Pete (not sure why I need a megaphone) Granger welcomed the 256 runners, including two students from Gravesend Grammar School who were there as part of their cross-country training. One of the best things about Parkrun is that it includes people of all ages just enjoying a Saturday morning run. Sometimes some young kid will run past me with so much ease leaving me wondering if it’s time for me to retire. But then I make up for it by running past some younger ones thinking ‘gotcha’. So much goes on in the head of a typical parkrunner. Things like, “why do I keep doing this to myself?”, “isn’t it 5K yet?”, “how many more runs before I finally get my milestone t-shirt?”, “how does she make it look so easy?’, “Oh, a camera, should I wave, pose or look professional?”, “just one more lap, then I can finally have a wee”?, “is that Ken in front of me again?” (I guess that’s just me!).

When I finally got my heavy breathing under control after my run on Saturday, I observed fellow runners as they got to the ‘finish’. Nothing matters to a parkrunner more than their running time. I kid you not, the first thing every finisher did was tap on their watches, or whatever device they used to time themselves. Different emotions were displayed on the many faces. Some were happy with their time, some weren’t, and many could not be bothered – as what matters is that they've completed another Parkrun. And that’s what really matters – completing another Parkrun.

See you next Saturday.

Pacers week Start

This week 256 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

David REID • Janice MOOREKITE • Jonathan CROWLE • Robert Norton SIBLEY • Gary GROUTAGE • Andrew PATERNOSTER • Lesley WRIGHT • Dawn GRANGER • Maggie HARRIS • Barry BELL • Susan Louise BEECHAM • Peter GRANGER • Diana COMFORT • Victoria GILSON • Phil CAREY • Peter YOUNG • Ian AUBORN • Mandy GREEN • Robert JORDAN • Graham GREEN • Geoffrey BAINS • Sian THOMAS • Ethan HUGHES • Bernard PRESSMAN • Sarah KINGSMAN • Julie ASPINALL • Lawrence ASPINALL • Barrie HOWES

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

The male record is held by Robbie FARNHAM-ROSE who recorded a time of 16:15 on 19th August 2017 (event number 231).
The female record is held by Chloe SHARP who recorded a time of 18:33 on 21st October 2017 (event number 240).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 86.27% (19:40) on 1st January 2015 (event number 94).

Shorne Woods parkrun started on 30th March 2013. Since then 8,383 participants have completed 61,992 parkruns covering a total distance of 309,960 km, including 10,996 new Personal Bests. A total of 492 individuals have volunteered 6,313 times.

 

Mid week update 5th September 2019

Last Saturday 267 people ran, jogged and walked the course at Shorne Woods including 37 first timers and 26 of you recorded new Personal Bests. We gave a round of applause to Victoria Wright and Jeremy Horton who have now completed 100 runs each.

If you have any parkrun milestones to celebrate this week, please email us at shornewoodsoffice@parkrun.com or see one of the volunteer team on Saturday.

The volunteer roster is looking a little light this week, so please let us know if you are available to help.  We still have a number or roles available including the sought after roles of Tail Walker and First Timers Briefing.

The forecast for Saturday is Sunny intervals with a gentle breeze.

We look forward to seeing you.

Lisa

 

Shorne Woods parkrun Event number 331 17th August 2019

Thank you to everyone that run, walked skipped or helped out this week

Julia Has kindly provided the report below.

So what did you do last Saturday? A tourist run, a lie-in, or stayed at home, agitated all day because you didn’t get your weekly ParkRun fix.

Anyway it was good to be back at Shorne Woods this week, and grateful thanks must go to the Event Director and the core team for having safety foremost in their minds. If you ever visit the country park apart from ParkRun on a Saturday, you will know there are lots of tall, creaky trees in the woods, many of which could be casualties in high winds.
Grateful thanks also to the weekly volunteers which help to contribute to our safety.

What do you think of when you participate in Parkrun?

  • I wish I’d stayed in bed
  • I wish I didn’t have a hangover 
  • I should have warmed up
  • Cake
  • I can’t do this
  • I can do this
  • Great - the finish line 
  • Coffee, bacon sandwich whatever is on offer in the cafe

Or in the case of this young boy, ‘I am going to beat my mum after all’! It’s a great family, community atmosphere and the young lad above also managed to have his granny running, his grandad marshalling and his great aunt timekeeping.

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Talking to someone in the cafe afterwards, we agreed that ParkRun is a terrific start to your Saturday, and you feel out of sorts if you can’t get there. Try joining us in the cafe afterwards. It was surprising recently to hear of a very regular runner having no knowledge of the cafe. Food is great, queues may be a bit long sometimes but nobody minds because you’ve always got your run to talk about in the queue.

Congratulations to 21 of you with new PBs. We had 226 participants of which 30 were new to Shorne Woods and 11 were absolutely new to ParkRun. Congratulations also to Angela Wade on her 50th run and Susan Louise Beecham on her birthday.

Whatever, we are all heroes for turning out at 9 am on a Saturday.

the following report has been sent in by Kevin Ladley.

I was talking with a running colleague the other day and she poo-poo’d Parkrun saying that it was not competitive and not a great distance. Well I puffed up my chest and stretched up to my maximum 5ft 10inch height and looked her straight in the eye. “you can poo-poo my fitness, poo-poo my ability not to walk in a straight line on a chardonnay night or poo-poo my running gait but you leave my Saturday mornings and Parkrun alone”.

Parkrun is competitive, but it is everyone’s own competition, against themselves. Each and everyone know their own PB, their own triumphs and own failures. We will never be the youngest, oldest, fastest, best looking or stylish but we will be there on a Saturday morning doing good for our body and mind.

Saggy old jogging bottoms, scruffy runners and out of date race T shirts join forces with shiny lycra, hi-tech garmins and figure-hugging sports bras every Saturday to run their own race. Bully for them and that is what makes Parkrun special.

So, I poo-poo that poo-pooer, I take off my metaphorical hat to the people that make me smile, hope and give me great enjoyment on Saturday morning for being my ‘half hour friends’ at Shorne Woods.

As for this weekend run? The volunteers once again came good after it looked a bit thin on the ground, Shorne Woods once again did us proud and tested us one way or another and this week I look at the tail end and say to Dianne Hussey, Debbie McLeavey and Joyce Bell, you have only seconds to shave off to beat that hour next week, crack on ladies, I am proud of you!

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This week 227 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Robert Norton SIBLEY • Andrew PATERNOSTER • Lesley WRIGHT • Graham WRIGHT • Joyce BELL • Susan Louise BEECHAM • Stephen CASON • Peter GRANGER • Barbara OCKENDON • Diana COMFORT • John WILLIAMS • Grant REEKIE • Lisa SMITH • Hamish CROCKFORD • Rebekah PASHLEY • Olivia ROPER • Julie ASPINALL • Lawrence ASPINALL

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

The male record is held by Robbie FARNHAM-ROSE who recorded a time of 16:15 on 19th August 2017 (event number 231).
The female record is held by Chloe SHARP who recorded a time of 18:33 on 21st October 2017 (event number 240).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 86.27% (19:40) on 1st January 2015 (event number 94).

Shorne Woods parkrun started on 30th March 2013. Since then 8,167 participants have completed 60,158 parkruns covering a total distance of 300,790 km, including 10,710 new Personal Bests. A total of 478 individuals have volunteered 6,174 times.

 

Event Cancelled – 10th Aug

we are very sorry but due to the high winds forwcast from 09:00 we have had to cancle todays event.

Please check other evnts before travelling to them to ensure they are going ahead.

we hope to see you all again next Saturday 17th Aug

 

Weather Warning for the 10th Aug

Shorne Woods Parkrunners and walkers

Please be advised that we have a weather warning in place for tomorrow morning with strong winds gusting over 40mph. we will monitor the weather closely and make a decision tomorrow morning after a course inspection at 08:00.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2637913

If the winds are still reaching the 40mph threshold we will have to cancel the event.

The safety of our volunteers and everyone else involved has to be our priority

thank you for understanding

The Core Team

 

Shorne Woods parkrun Event 317 – May the 4th – Star Wars Day

My Fellow Republican's

I can announce a great victory in the Shorne Woods System, 338 of our heroic pilots (also known as runners and walkers) turned out to take part in attack operations lead by Jedi Admiral Peter Granger, he was escorted by Emily who was a little short for a Storm Trooper!

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Jedi Admiral Peter Granger and Storm Trooper Emily

The prize for most inspired costum had to go to Amanda Graham for her Luke Tailwalker #genius

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Amanda Graham "Luke Tailwalker" #genius

With many Wookies, Jedi's and Storm Troopers in attendance we could have been at the Mos Eisley Cantina, however the Shorne Woods cafe did come a close second and no one lost an arm from a light saber strike.

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Gary and Lenore Groutage

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One of our many young Storm Troopers

However we did receive a report of a Spy from another universe who was having an identity crisis. anyone seeing this man should be advised that he must be indoctrinated to Star Wars cannon at every opportunity.

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Anyone seeing this man must quote Star Wars references until he is cured of any illness!

With the next Star Wars not falling on a Saturday for 5 years we may have to wait awhile for the next event!

Many Thanks to Dawn Granger and Olivia Roper for the photos of the event which can all be found on our Flickr page HERE

This week 338 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

David REID • Chris REID • Jonathan CROWLE • Gary GROUTAGE • Lenore GROUTAGE • James MULLAN • Graham WRIGHT • Dawn GRANGER • Susan Louise BEECHAM • Peter GRANGER • Diana COMFORT • Phil SWEETING • Elin ROGERS • Ian AUBORN • Amanda GRAHAM • Hannah WRIGHT • Fay ORAM • Geoffrey BAINS • Sian THOMAS • Nia THOMAS • Bernard PRESSMAN • Sam ALDRIDGE • Donna MARTIN • Olivia ROPER • Lissa ALLCOCK

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

The male record is held by Robbie FARNHAM-ROSE who recorded a time of 16:15 on 19th August 2017 (event number 231).
The female record is held by Chloe SHARP who recorded a time of 18:33 on 21st October 2017 (event number 240).
The Age Grade course record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded 86.27% (19:40) on 1st January 2015 (event number 94).

Shorne Woods parkrun started on 30th March 2013. Since then 7,749 participants have completed 56,584 parkruns covering a total distance of 282,920 km, including 10,190 new Personal Bests. A total of 458 individuals have volunteered 5,859 times.

 

Results issue Event #317 – 4th May 2019

Results corrected and update.
 
some of you may receive a new time and some of the positions may be different to what you had handed.
 
please don't worry about the Pos' number the times are now correct for you all.
 
thanks again for everyone helping to make today's event special for Star Wars Day.
 
Do. or do Not. there is no Try. - Yoda
 

Midweek Galactic update – Star Wars Takeover – May the Fourth

Greeting's my fellow Republicans!

Rumours are true that a great disturbance in the force has been felt in the Shorne woods system!

All Jedi and Rebel Pilots are requested to Hyperspace here for our attack parkrun lead by the Jedi Admiral Peter Granger Starting 09:00 Saturday May 4th

Red, Gold and Silver wings will also be requested to attend in or out of costume.

Any of you unable to take part in the Combat operations,(also known as running or walking) are requested to provide local support to our heroic pilots.

Please use your local communications device and inform shornewoodshelpers@parkrun.com

Reports of Darth Vader making a personal appearance are widely exaggerated!

as he finds our lack of faith disturbing.

May the Fourth be with us all!!

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