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Event number 198

Event number 198
7th March 2020

On 7th March, Stevenage parkrun joined parkruns around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), which falls on Sunday 8th March.

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Advert for ThisGirlCan on #IWDparkrun

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parkrunners celebrating #IWDparkrun

Run Director, Chloe Marshall, in her Briefing mentioned that the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign, in conjunction with parkrun, was supporting IWD by encouraging women to fill volunteer roles, where possible, and also encouraging parkrun regulars to bring along a female friend, colleague or family member.

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Run Director welcomes parkrunners and gives the pre-run Briefing on IWD

Judging by the number of women and girls in attendance today, they appear to have responded to the call.

This week 501 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 95 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

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Milestone #50 and #100 capes worn with pride

Congratulations to Jim Brown, Dave Bryan, Sarah Clemerson and Larry Urbanowski who completed milestones run#50 and can now claim the coveted Red t-shirt 50, and to Matt Ringer and Thomas Sauka who completed milestone run 100 and can claim the coveted Black T-shirt 100.

As always, it’s the dedicated volunteers who make parkrun possible. Today the ‘Shout Out’ and Thanks go to the following team of 22 volunteers: Alan FORD • Angus KINDLEY • Anya BLAXLAND • Beverley ATKINS • Callie CHAPMAN • Chloe MARSHALL • David IRWIN • Doug WILSON • Eileen CROWE • Elizabeth JORDAN • Esperanza CASTRO • Hannah BUTLER • James MARSHALL • Jan FRY • Ken MARSHALL • Layla HAASE • Linda HOWELL • Marleen VAN ZWIETEN • Max RINGER • Nicola ANDERSSON • Paula SPARKS • Tony RANDFIELD.

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Volunteers - High-viz heroes

Volunteering is a fantastic way to give back to this great community event, meet fellow parkrunners and gain new skills. The volunteer team will be delighted to hear from you via email or speak to them after your run on a Saturday morning.

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

The first 3 males across the line today were: Jonathan Parr (PB - 16:42), Richard Passey (18:15) and Matthew RONAYNE (PB - 18:37). The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:07 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 15).

The first three females across the line today were: Alexandra Louise WATSON-USHER (21:42), Charlotte SMITH (22:48) and Jade WYATT (23:36). The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:39 on 17th November 2018 (event number 127).

The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 92.85% (22:51) on 10th November 2018 (event number 126).

Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 8,620 participants have completed 58,165 parkruns covering a total distance of 290,825 km, including 11,282 new Personal Bests. A total of 556 individuals have volunteered 3,994 times.

You can keep abreast of parkrun news via the excellent freeweeklytimed podcast.

 

Stevenage parkrun Report #197

Stevenage parkrun
Event number 197
29th February 2020

The parkrun community gathered in Stevenage, on this wet, rainy morning for the weekly event that draws together a rich diversity of people.

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Weather fit for ducks and parkrunners

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Birthday celebration at parkrun

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Nicola celebrating her 40th birthday at parkrun

This week’s leap year parkrun was extra special as the next one will be in 2048! It attracted 317 people who ran, jogged and walked the 5k course through Fairlands Valley Park in the wind and light showers of storm Jorge. There were 22 first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests, almost certainly encouraged by the pacers from various local running clubs.

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Line-up of Pacers

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Pacer #27

A measure of the growing popularity of the Stevenage parkrun was the presence of representatives of 32 different clubs.

Congratulations to Grant HARKNETT who completed his milestone 50th parkrun. He can now claim the coveted red T-shirt.

The first three males across the line were Richard PASSEY (18:20), Joe Cronin (18:28) and Simon JOHNSON (18:40). The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:07 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 15).

The first three females across the line were Tracy PITCAIRN (22:02), Dervia DOWNING (22:29) and Jennie FRASER (23:31). The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:39 on 17th November 2018 (event number 127). Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Stevenage parkrun Results Page.

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Run Director, Tony Randfield, and his team of Hi-viz heroes

Each week parkrun is made possible by volunteers who take on a wide variety of roles: Marshalls, Timekeepers, Funnel managers, Barcode Scanners and Tail Walker, to name a few. Huge thanks to this week’s twenty three hi-viz heroes: Tim BEESLEY, Anya BLAXLAND, Peter CARPENTER, Esperanza CASTRO, Callie CHAPMAN, Tamara CLELFORD, Thomas CLOHESSY, Joe COLGAN, Mark DAVEY, Robert DAVEY, Verity FISHER, Alan FORD, Nick GILL, Annette GREGSON, Carol HAYWARD, Darren ISTED, Stephen JOHNSON, David KEMP, Angus KINDLEY, Nick KLEANTHOUS, Sheila LEAVY, Juliette MULLEN, Tracy NORRIS, Matthew PATTMAN, Tony RANDFIELD, Tim ROBINSON, Chris ROWLANDS, Tichaonezvi J. RUREDZO, Kevin SAMBRIDGE, Charlotte SMITH, Ems SOUTHERINGTON, Daniel SUTTON, Alan TAYLOR, Sue TAYLOR, Nick TRANTER, Archie WARRILLOW, Joanne WEEKES GROVE, Elliott WHITE, Kris WHITMORE.

This week the volunteers deserve a huge 'Shout Out' for the extra efforts they made to ensure that parkrun was safe and fun despite the inclement weather. The Marshalls cheered us on with extra enthusiasm. 'It's character building! said Angus with a smile. "Keep going!" said Alan and the "Woo Hoo" dance and wave from the friendly female Marshall encouraged us through the wind and rain.

Please do consider volunteering. You learn a lot, meet a great team and contribute to the safety and sustainability of the event. The Volunteer Coordinator would love to hear from you - stevenagehelpers@parkrun.com. Alternatively, you can speak to the Run Director after the event on Saturday morning.

Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 8,585 participants have completed 57,664 runs covering a total distance of 288,320 km, including 11,187 new Personal Bests. The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 92.85% (22:51) on 10th November 2018 (event number 126).

Next week's Run Director, Chloe MARSHALL, is looking forward to hearing from volunteers, and to welcoming you all to the International Women's Day (IWD) parkrun when it is hoped that many women and girls will participate.

 

Run Report #194

We definitely had the better weather on Saturday. It was a clear day, a little chilly but most definitely the calm before storm ciara hit us on the Sunday. This week 485 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and an amazing 120 recorded new Personal Bests. Congratulations to them!

Congratulations to Claire Defries who completed her 50th parkrun and also Matthew Guest as a first timer to Stevenage parkrun completed his 100th parkrun.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers who were brilliant at guiding the runners seamlessly from the start to the finish. They are:

Laura KIMPTON • Michael FLETCHER • Angus KINDLEY • Elizabeth JORDAN • Beverley ATKINS • Tony RANDFIELD • Joe COLGAN • Richard GLAISTER • Matthew PATTMAN • Doug WILSON • Joanne WHITTINGTON • Archie WARRILLOW • Hannah BUTLER • Rosemary BIGGS • Alan FORD • Shelbe MOONBEAM • Mark HOWSEN • Gillian MCFARLANE • Anya BLAXLAND • Layla HAASE • Robert DAVEY • Carol HILL

Some dates for your diaries. On the 29th February we are having the first pacers run of 2020. It is a brilliant way of working with a pacer to achieve a new PB. Currently we have 14 volunteer pacers with 20 mins to 32 mins all covered. If you would like to volunteer as a pacer for 33+ mins, then please contact us.

On the 21st March we are celebrating our 200th parkrun. We are delighted the Mayor of Stevenage will be attendance, fancy dress is optional and I'm sure we will have cake at the finish! After running 5km a little bit of cake doesn't hurt! :)

 

International Womans Day

March 7th is International Womans Day and in conjunction with This Girl Can parkrun is supporting the day by asking for our volunteers roles to be filled by women as much as possible and to bring a newbie lady to parkrun to run her first ever parkrun.

It promises to be a special day in the parkrun year so over to you parkrunners.

A few of our lady parkrunners and volunteers over the last few months.

 

Stevenage parkrun #192

Stevenage parkrun
Event number 192
25th January 2020

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Stevenage parkrun # 192 attracted 534 people who ran jogged, walked and volunteered on an overcast winter’s morning. There were 62 first timers and representatives of 39 different clubs.

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Briefing

The first timers and parkrun tourists received an enthusiastic briefing from Tamara CLELFORD.

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Run Director David Scott then briefed the full parkrun crowd, starting with an appreciation of the volunteers.

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The following twenty six volunteers received a warm round of applause: Angus KINDLEY • Elizabeth JORDAN • James MARSHALL • Steve WELLS • Beverley ATKINS • Tracy NORRIS • Helen HARRIS • Joe COLGAN • Richard GLAISTER • David SCOTT • Matthew PATTMAN • Elaine BRAGG • Matt RINGER • Steven DOBNER • Jonathan PARR • David PATTMAN • Paul SHELLEY • Alison SHELLEY • Alan FORD • Hazel JONES • Tamara CLELFORD • Lee BURTON • Gillian MCFARLANE • Anya BLAXLAND • Layla HAASE • Lois DOBBIN.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email the team at stevenagehelpers@parkrun.com.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Stevenage parkrun Results Page. The highlights include an impressive 111 people who recorded new Personal Bests. The first three men across the line were Ian Kimpton (16:35), Chris MARRIOTT (18:08) and Richard PASSEY (18:33). The first three women across the line were Kerry ARDLEY (20:04), Charlotte SMITH (23:05) and Grace BROWN (23:30).

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:07 on 3rd September 2016 (event number 15).

The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:39 on 17th November 2018 (event number 127).

The Age Grade course record is held by Yuko GORDON who recorded 92.85% (22:51) on 10th November 2018 (event number 126).

Stevenage parkrun started on 28th May 2016. Since then 8,411 participants have completed 55,535 parkruns covering a total distance of 277,675 km, including 10,801 new Personal Bests. A total of 538 individuals have volunteered 3,836 times.

You can catch up on parkrun news from around the globe via the popular Free Weekly Timed podcast.

See you next week when the Run Director will be Chloe MARSHALL.

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