Sloughbottom #57 : The one where the sun shone (again)

The dew soaked the shoes but the sun shone on a gorgeous Autumn morning.  Thank you to

Tobias ARNUP • Nathan VOLLER • Claire HEWS • Hugh WOOLFENDEN • Faith PEARCE • Miranda ELLIS • Margaret SHARPE • Steven CLEVELAND • Katie FENN • Andrew CURSON • Kayleigh COULSON • Rachel JACKSON • Ian MORLAND

 for making Sloughbottom parkrun happen and ensuring the 120 runners had a safe and fun run around the park.  We welcomed 12 first-timers to parkrun with 2 runners doing their first ever parkrun – thank you for choosing Sloughbottom for your first ever parkrun!

London marathon T-shirts were in abundance - except Hugh who forgot his :( - well done to all our marathoners on your megaruns.

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Our 120 runners/walkers covered a total distance equivalent to just over 14 marathons so we did our own special Sloughbottom marathon relay on Saturday.

Alongside this week’s announcement about the new milestone T-shirts comes an update to the results.  You can now see your volunteer credits in the results alongside your total number of parkruns.

If you would like to volunteer then please get in touch via FB or email. There are roles that mean you can run as well, e.g. pre-event setup, first-timers briefing, post-event close down, with all the roles shown in the roster. All help is really appreciated.

See you next Saturday

 

Sloughbottom #56 the first one in October

FB_IMG_1633179803501 IMG_20211002_085529Sloughbottom park was looking particularly lovely this morning for todays run, even with dire weather predictions forecast for later in the day.

After a slow start where the volunteers were wondering if we might be alone this week there were 106 of you run, jog, walk and hop around the three lap alternate route.

There were 18 first timers this week; a couple of whom were down the front and sadly took a misturn somewhere cue one of the timekeepers belting across the football pitch to ensure that everyone else managed to stay on course. Apologies if you were one of those front runners, we hope you enjoyed the run.

25 people achieved personal bests, well done to them and we had a first timer on the volunteer crew this morning handing out finish tokens. Big shout out to Sue and Rebecca who did a marvellous job not just handing tokens out but personally congratulating every single finisher.

Can’t finish the run report the day before the BIG marathon without wishing our very own Hugh the biggest of good luck for tomorrow..fingers crossed the weather is kind and you have the most amazing run. We are looking forward to seeing you next week in the park in your finishers t shirt.

Over and out for this week, but as always if you want to be involved on the volunteer front just drop us a line or get in touch via social media we are always very happy to have more volunteers!

See you all next Saturday

 

Sloughbottom #55 25th September 2021

It’s rare I don’t choose the area where I will be parkrunning but this weekend I needed to be in Norwich and after a bit of research I picked out Sloughbottom 55th parkrun and I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

When I arrived I discovered that the course was a revised 3-lap version adopted since the long awaited return of UK parkrun back in July this year. This didn’t bother me though as I have to admit I chose more on how interesting the name of the parkrun was more than anything else but multiple lap courses do have their benefits, particularly that you can feel more connected to the other parkrunners, sometimes lost on a single lap course. More importantly it was a nice sunny morning and so it was just nice to be able to try out a new setting.

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I arrived early, as often happens to me when I don’t quite know where I’m going, and found the core team setting up. It was clear from the very start that this was a friendly and welcoming team and I very much felt at home right away.

Along with myself, 10 of the 101 parkrunners who completed the course today were “tourists” and I even met people from my own neck of the woods in the Midlands. In addition there was someone starting their parkrun journey brand new here today – a warm welcome to Daniel PUNT– may it be the first of many.

Hopefully you all enjoyed your visit will be back again ... just like Annie HILL who came back for her second parkrun after starting last weekend and almost matched her finish time too (known as “Groundhog Day” to those who like to follow the various unofficial parkrun challenges that exist).

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The event would not however have been possible though without 15 wonderful volunteers: Tobias ARNUP, Damian BAKER, Peter DEARNLEY, Andy EVANS, Katie FENN, Radley FENN, Linzi GRAY, Cliff HEATH, Yvonne JACKSON, Ian MORLAND, Ronnie MOUNT, David OWEN, Karl PEEBLES, Margaret SHARPE and Nigel WHITELEY.

Thank-you to you all and if you are reading this and want to get involved in future weeks then all details can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sloughbottom/futureroster/. There are lots of different roles to choose from.

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I would normally start this section of the reports I have done in the past with the first finisher but instead I want to start with a new age category record and overall course age grade that was set today. This was actually our 63rd finisher but octogenarian Eva OSBORNE set an incredible time of 29:35 in the VW80-84 category giving a whopping 92% age grade (in a nutshell 100% is an approximate world record for the age group!). Simply amazing!!

Today’s first finisher, still a great run, was John SCOGGINS in a neat time of 19 minutes exactly. First female finisher today was Joanne WATKINS in a new personal best of 22:16. Our only juniors to complete the course today were Sapphira JONES and Ameera JONES, their 28th parkrun.

Congratulations to all of the above but also to everyone who came along today and completed the

course.

Full results can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sloughbottom/results/latestresults/.

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There was just one milestone parkrun today and that was Rebecca OWEN having completed 25 parkruns (the newest attendance milestone introduced this month). Getting close though was Rhiannon EVANS who has now completed 99 parkruns and should hit that 100th milestone very soon I would imagine. At the top of the attendance ladder was Paul WOODYATT who has now completed 474 parkruns, 31 of which were here at Sloughbottom.

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So I end by wishing Sloughbottom parkrun good luck for the months and years ahead.

Damian BAKER, a tourist from Daventry, signing off.

 

Sloughbottom parkrun #54 “The one where Phil forgot to upload the run report”

Sloughbottom parkrun
Event number 54
18th September 2021

First things first sorry for the delay my excuse (weak as it is) this is my first time solo RD and I totally forgot about the run report.

This week 114 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Radley FENN • Karl PEEBLES • Sonia WALKER • Philip CALEY • Nico DRINKWATER • Miranda ELLIS • Margaret SHARPE • Steven CLEVELAND • Katie FENN • Alison READ • Billy CHAUDRON • Matthew SALMON • India FEAR • Ian MORLAND

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

The female record is held by Joanna ANDREWS who recorded a time of 17:56 on 22nd June 2019 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Logan SMITH who recorded a time of 15:51 on 13th July 2019 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by Eva OSBORNE who recorded 92.83% (28:08) on 14th December 2019 (event number 32).

Sloughbottom parkrun started on 11th May 2019. Since then 3,152 participants have completed 11,054 parkruns covering a total distance of 55,270 km, including 2,122 new Personal Bests. A total of 408 individuals have volunteered 1,241 times.

 

Sloughbottom parkrun, 11 September 2021

This week 104 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers. Josh, Henry, Racheal completed their first ever parkrun with us yesterday - welcome to the parkrun family!

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20 of you recorded new Personal Bests yesterday - that is a fifth of participants - absolutely smashing it! Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Gary PENN • Ralf BOWES • Matt FRARY • Stephen WELLS • Karl PEEBLES • Sonia WALKER • Jamie SMITH • Angelika REICHSTEIN • Catriona WARD SELL • Katie FENN • Krzysztof SZEWCZYK • Martin HOWARD • Ian MORLAND

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If you fancy volunteering, just drop us a line at sloughbottom@parkrun.com or speak to us in person. There's a role for everyone, you can even run AND volunteer on one and the same Saturday.

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

The female record is held by Joanna ANDREWS who recorded a time of 17:56 on 22nd June 2019 (event number 7).
The male record is held by Logan SMITH who recorded a time of 15:51 on 13th July 2019 (event number 10).
The Age Grade course record is held by Eva OSBORNE who recorded 92.83% (28:08) on 14th December 2019 (event number 32).

Sloughbottom parkrun started on 11th May 2019. Since then 3,132 participants have completed 10,940 parkruns covering a total distance of 54,700 km, including 2,102 new Personal Bests. A total of 405 individuals have volunteered 1,227 times.

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