What has 386 legs (not including the furry kind)? parkrun #171

Sittingbourne parkrun of course...

Saturday saw a mixture of weather which didn't put off 193 runners, walkers and joggers..nor the tourists from Lanzarote. We even had 17 first timers (hello and welcome) and even better 39 PB's!

Sophie ran her 50th parkrun along with Andy....congratulations to you both!

We couldn't put on parkrun without our fabulous #volunteers.... so if you do see our pleas then it does mean we don't have enough volunteers to put on a timed event safely. So please do think about volunteering even if it's just a couple of times a year..it all helps!

Did you see our course profile on parkruns page... if not here it is https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2019/06/10/parkrun-profile-sittingbourne/.. a great reflection of our course, parkrunners and volunteers!

Photos can be found here - https://photos.app.goo.gl/9xnxsBhpJkU4FC5u8 

Sittingbourne parkrun
Event number 171
8th June 2019

This week 193 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Yvonne CRAWFORD • Julie MAY • Marc KAVANAGH • Karen SEYMOUR • Cerys ROBBINS • Rynn KEMP • Fintan KAVANAGH • Rick HUDSON • Mark MACEY • Alison KEMP • Philip LARTER • Tom KNIGHT • Bernard DIDDAMS • Jessica KNIGHT • Elizabeth KNIGHT • Sharon KING • Isaac KING • Katie HUDSON • Karen GREEN • Amanda CRAWFORD • Kerstin CRESSWELL • Joshua KNIGHT • Gerard NORTON

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

The female record is held by Lilly COWARD who recorded a time of 18:09 on 14th July 2018 (event number 123).
The male record is held by James ALLCHIN who recorded a time of 15:52 on 22nd September 2018 (event number 133).
The Age Grade course record is held by Graeme SAKER who recorded 86.43% (17:56) on 11th November 2017 (event number 89).

Sittingbourne parkrun started on 27th February 2016. Since then 4,624 participants have completed 29,920 parkruns covering a total distance of 149,600 km, including 6,633 new Personal Bests. A total of 557 individuals have volunteered 3,816 times.

 

Let’s hear it for the volunteers! Parkrun #170

Saturday 1st June saw the start of Volunteers week and what better way to celebrate than to wear purple; so we asked our lovely volunteers to don on their purple 25 volunteers t-shirt or wear purple if they haven’t quite got their t-shirt yet. We also asked runners too!

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What’s that I hear… how do I get a purple 25 volunteer t-shirt? Well this t-shirt is the milestone t-shirt for volunteers, once you have volunteered on 25 separate occasions at parkrun you can order one. (T-shirts modelled by Sam and Karen)

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How do I volunteer? Our website has all the details from the roster (where there are blank spaces we haven’t got volunteers), just click on the role and find out what the role involves. You don’t need any experience; just plenty of enthusiasm as we will show you the ropes on the day. There are roles where you can get a run credit AND Volunteer credit so do talk to one of the volunteer on Saturday and we can let you know.

Plethora of 209 parkrunners pounded the pavement in purple providing plenty of PB’s too (did you like my alliteration!). We had milestones too so congratulations to Ash and Michael on your 50th and 100th parkruns!

We also welcomed Faversham Medical Practice as part of #gppledgeday where GP Practice staff, patients and family/friends to join parkrun on Saturday 1st June!

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Our Event Director was on the radio on this week promoting volunteering at parkrun so thanks to Swale CVS and SFM radio for the opportunity.

Barcodes. For those who may not have seen the post on facebook this week here’s an important reminder of why all runners should have a printed barcode/tag/wristband.

If you are in trouble at parkrun we cannot access your phone but we are likely to find your paper/wristband/tag barcode with hopefully, your In Case of Emergency (ICE) details on it, we can then get the right help to you as quickly as possible.

Do take this opportunity to ensure that your ICE is up to date and is on your barcode.

With the Summer approaching, remember to take precautions to prevent damage from the sun, sunstroke and sunburn; remember your water, hat and sunscreen.

Let’s enjoy the Summer safely!

Before we go here are a few of the fabulous photos from Saturday!

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All photos can be found here!

Sittingbourne parkrun
Event number 170
1st June 2019

This week 209 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Paul WILLIAMS • Yvonne CRAWFORD • Anita HOGBEN • Alison WILLIAMS • Katrina POTTER • Marc KAVANAGH • Karen SEYMOUR • Cerys ROBBINS • Rynn KEMP • Sandra GARDINER • Olwen COCKELL • Fintan KAVANAGH • Nicky KNIGHT • Rick HUDSON • Oliver PRYER • Samantha HEWITT • Alison KEMP • Tom KNIGHT • Bernard DIDDAMS • Katie HUDSON • Ian MUMFORD • Pawel OLDAK • Claire MUMFORD • Amanda CRAWFORD • Alex WOOLLEY

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

The female record is held by Lilly COWARD who recorded a time of 18:09 on 14th July 2018 (event number 123).
The male record is held by James ALLCHIN who recorded a time of 15:52 on 22nd September 2018 (event number 133).
The Age Grade course record is held by Graeme SAKER who recorded 86.43% (17:56) on 11th November 2017 (event number 89).

Sittingbourne parkrun started on 27th February 2016. Since then 4,607 participants have completed 29,727 parkruns covering a total distance of 148,635 km, including 6,594 new Personal Bests. A total of 557 individuals have volunteered 3,793 times.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunshine on a rainy parkrun day! parkrun #169

Saturday saw 233 runners walkers and joggers at Milton Creek! We also saw sunshine, rain, sunshine and more rain and sunshine again! Despite the interchangeable weather we saw plenty of smiles, plenty of PB’s (64 in fact!) and 24 first timers!

Milestones

John saw his 150th run (his 149th at Sittingbourne) and Alison saw her 100th event volunteering in fact Alison has completed 208 tasks over 100 events, and yet has only run 32 parkruns! It would be great if she could get to her 50th parkrun milestone this year…so if you would like to volunteer please do offer your services…we will show you the ropes!

Let’s hear it for the volunteers!

Saturday 1st June sees the start of volunteers week and what better way to celebrate than to hold fantastic event at parkrun celebrating volunteers…so the theme is purple (to match the 25th volunteering purple t-shirt!) so don on a purple t-shirt, leggings, shorts, hats, sunglasses, or tutus! There will be cakes and biscuits (hopefully a purple theme too!). If you listen to SFM you may hear the Event Director talking about volunteering at parkrun on Wednesday 5th June!

 

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Photos from Saturday can be found here https://photos.app.goo.gl/AyfSe5KRg1yofecJ6

Sittingbourne parkrun
Event number 169
25th May 2019

This week 233 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Yvonne CRAWFORD • Marc KAVANAGH • Karen SEYMOUR • Cerys ROBBINS • Sandra GARDINER • Fintan KAVANAGH • Rick HUDSON • Hayley GEERE • David RANDALL • Chris PROCTER • Jack PROCTER • Alison KEMP • Susannah ULYATT • Paul ULYATT • Michael KEMP • Kayleigh WICKS • Michael BUTCHER • Ian MUMFORD • Claire MUMFORD • Louise MARSHALL • Jeannie MILBURN • Sam LEWIS • Gerard NORTON

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

The female record is held by Lilly COWARD who recorded a time of 18:09 on 14th July 2018 (event number 123).
The male record is held by James ALLCHIN who recorded a time of 15:52 on 22nd September 2018 (event number 133).
The Age Grade course record is held by Graeme SAKER who recorded 86.43% (17:56) on 11th November 2017 (event number 89).

Sittingbourne parkrun started on 27th February 2016. Since then 4,588 participants have completed 29,518 parkruns covering a total distance of 147,590 km, including 6,573 new Personal Bests. A total of 556 individuals have volunteered 3,768 times.

 

 

 

 

The one with the stepladder of power! 

Wow, who turned up the heat! Mid-May and the morning temperatures are rising. Our esteemed Event Director was taking advantage of a buy one get one free parkrun volunteering off so Olwen stepped up the plate as Run Director (literally, she brought her stepladder of power). Just as well as our megaphone resisted all attempts to work properly, normal service will resume next week.

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Alison was surrounded by first timers and tourists. Claire and Hannah showcased the milestone and birthday vests. (Do come and see us if you have a birthday or milestone. We are very grateful to Swale Borough Council for their generous donation)

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With the health and safety notices, it was ready for the off. And the sound of 243 pairs of feet hitting the path to get round the first corner and straight as their parkrun begins.   It is always amazing just how many people are in the start line. 

Volunteers returned to the finish funnel ready for the first runners in and  I ventured off to capture unsuspecting parkrunners and generally cheering them on. It's always great to get out on the course. Although I'm not sure parkrunners feel quite the same when they see me snapping away!  

 

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Returning to the finish funnel for the last few shots and it is always buzzing with people chatting and comparing notes after their runs and also seeing people being run in for the last few yards. 
Next week is my planned parkrun (or as I call it parkwalk), just hoping the temperature is lower!  

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As always parkrun can only happen with enough volunteers. Roster is looking very light for the next three weeks. Please do take a look. Are you a fast runner?  You can do finish token support or barcode scanning.  Or you can do first timers briefing and still run. Or do you need a rest week before a big race and can take on finish tokens, marshalling or funnel manager.  We also have pacer vests?  Can you help others to get a PB?  

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All photos can be found here https://photos.app.goo.gl/jPkavA4RLZjPfTrV7

Amanda

Volunteer and parkrunner

Sittingbourne parkrun
Event number 168
18th May 2019
This week 243 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Paul WILLIAMS • Lynne WHEELER • Julie GREENE • Emma PLATT • Yvonne CRAWFORD • Julie MAY • Marc KAVANAGH • Karen SEYMOUR • Graham THOMAS • Rynn KEMP • Olwen COCKELL • Fintan KAVANAGH • Hayley GEERE • David RANDALL • Matthew COCKELL • Sam MUMFORD • Chris PROCTER • Stuart KEMSLEY • Alison KEMP • Susannah ULYATT • Bernard DIDDAMS • Michael KEMP • Sharon KING • Isaa KING • Jason COCKELL • Amanda CRAWFORD • Shaun KING

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

The female record is held by Lilly COWARD who recorded a time of 18:09 on 14th July 2018 (event number 123).
The male record is held by James ALLCHIN who recorded a time of 15:52 on 22nd September 2018 (event number 133).
The Age Grade course record is held by Graeme SAKER who recorded 86.43% (17:56) on 11th November 2017 (event number 89).

Sittingbourne parkrun started on 27th February 2016. Since then 4,567 participants have completed 29,285 parkruns covering a total distance of 146,425 km, including 6,509 new Personal Bests. A total of 554 individuals have volunteered 3,745 times.

 

 

The one where I was in charge!! Eek parkrun #167

Mid week and Alison was marshalling the troops for event 167.  Yvonne was off to London to do some studying so I was Run Director.  I was pleased to hear Alison and Michael would be setting up and I arrived just on 8.30am to find lots of volunteers ready for another Saturday morning session.  With the finish funnel being set up, Alison briefed the marshals and sent them on their way.  While I briefed the rest of our volunteers including two new people, making sure all roles were covered.  Then it was off to the start line where an eager bunch of parkrunners were forming.

Emily briefed our tourists and first timers (then got ready to run – don’t forget there are several roles where you can get a volunteer and parkrun credit).  Please do make sure you also listen to the run brief – it is for your health and safety. parkrun 2

We had Laurence from Canterbury who was taking part in his 20th different parkrun, Holly who was doing a quick 5k before getting married that afternoon, Michelle was celebrating her birthday and Danik was visiting from Stevenage.

 

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And with that it was the off.  With the first runner back under 17 minutes it was all hands on deck as 244 people crossed the finish line!    Marshals returned, equipment was packed and locked away and another parkrun ticked off.

Notice regarding Parish Hall

We have recently been informed that parkrun no longer has use of the parish hall, toilets or the parish hall car park.

Therefore from Saturday onwards please do not park in the parish hall car park. Please do consider other transport to parkrun - we have plenty of areas to lock up your bike or do think about car sharing.

If you do park in local areas please be considerate on how and where you park - please do not block driveways or park on the kerb. The country park car park will be available for use soon.

Thank you for your cooperation. Please do share this with other parkrunners.

Amanda Crawford

parkrunner and volunteer

 

All photos from Saturday can be found here https://photos.app.goo.gl/LVSKtTxVF2X7pRgy5

Sittingbourne parkrun
Event number 167
11th May 2019

This week 244 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Lucy RODRIGUES • Yvonne CRAWFORD • Cerys ROBBINS • Rynn KEMP • Sara COX • Emily MIDDLETON • Toby BARKER • Sally PATCHING • Alex WOOD • Alison KEMP • Andrea LEES FARRELL • Pamela FARRELL • Bernard DIDDAMS • Michael KEMP • Lesly CONROY • Sharon GALE • Lesley CLARKE • Jeannie MILBURN • Richard CLARKE • Amanda CRAWFORD • David CROSS • Wendy TIPTON

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

The female record is held by Lilly COWARD who recorded a time of 18:09 on 14th July 2018 (event number 123).
The male record is held by James ALLCHIN who recorded a time of 15:52 on 22nd September 2018 (event number 133).
The Age Grade course record is held by Graeme SAKER who recorded 86.43% (17:56) on 11th November 2017 (event number 89).

Sittingbourne parkrun started on 27th February 2016. Since then 4,547 participants have completed 29,042 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,210 km, including 6,467 new Personal Bests. A total of 554 individuals have volunteered 3,718 times.

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