Stormont parkrun is cancelled on 19 September 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Event | #238 14/03/2020

Run report by Marianne

A lovely start to the weekend as usual and the weather was kind to us...

This week 258 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

Special Mentions...

Congratulations to Pippa McLaughlin (JW10) who completed her 10th parkrun and will shortly receive her special '10' t-shirt.

Congrats also to Andrew Davidson who completed his 100th and will soon be rocking the black t-shirt look!

Congrats to Abbie who completed her first parkrun with both of her sisters - well done Abbie!

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Covid-19...

Thanks to everyone for supporting our decision not to provide refreshments this week, refreshments will not be available for the coming weeks so please remember your water bottles (and those for your puppy's too!).

Thanks also for everyone who heeded our request and had their barcodes ready for the scanners to scan them along with the finish tokens. We will continue with a reduced hand contact policy over the coming weeks too.

Catch it Bin it Kill it...

Sorry to be yuck about this next bit but can everyone please pay special attention to the medical advice about germ transfer and avoid spitting. It is gross anyway but especially in these times. Some people raised concern with me about this today so please let's keep everyone safe and spit (if you must) into a tissue and destroy it carefully.

Obviously, we will continue to monitor the situation as the days progress but we hope to see everyone back at Stormont next week.

20 Marvellous Hi-Viz Heroes.

As everyone knows, parkrun doesn't just 'happen' by itself and it is only with the commitment of an amazing set of people that we are able to proceed. This week we were blessed to welcome 20 special folk who gave up their morning to ensure that everyone could run.

Please consider opting in to our roster, if you haven't already, it is a great way to give back to the community and we have a huge amount of craic! Great to see Peter and Ian Wright join us today as they volunteered for the first time.

Huge thanks to;

Marion BROWN • Marianne HOOD • David RAINEY • Ian WRIGHT • Ronan MCCORMICK • Fiona PATTERSON • Debi ALLEN • Gillian SADLIER • Brian DODDS • Miranda JEMPHREY • Peter WRIGHT • Helena DRYSDALE • Stephen BROWNE • Jimmy MCNEILL • Charles BUDDE • Gary CRAIG • Caitriona HAMILTON • Marianne O' KANE • Amanda FIELDHOUSE • Judith MORRISON

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

The male record is held by Conal MCCAMBRIDGE who recorded a time of 15:52 on 1st January 2017 (event number 72).
The female record is held by Sophie WOOD who recorded a time of 18:18 on 21st September 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tommy HUGHES who recorded 94.69% (16:56) on 18th January 2020 (event number 231).

Stormont parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 7,972 participants have completed 48,614 parkruns covering a total distance of 243,070 km, including 8,210 new Personal Bests. A total of 417 individuals have volunteered 3,409 times.

 

Run report #237 – 7th March 2020

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We often talk about our volunteers at Stormont parkrun. The handful of people who show up early, help the event run smoothly, and leave late.
That's even before we think about processing results. On that note, had it not been for next week's run director Marianne helping out, results would have had to wait until Sunday night, at about 11pm. Imagine?
It was my first time back run directing at Stormont this year, and it was good to chat to some of the newer volunteers, finding out why they were keen to help.
There's never a week run directing that is completely straightforward. Today it was a "minor" detour that turned out to be pretty major.

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Two routes blocked off due to maintenance, but we found a way around it. We do like to keep runners on their toes. There was some last minute measuring too, which involved clambering over barriers, to make sure we had the distance as close to correct as possible.

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In total, 242 people took part and 22 volunteers today.
Dale Murray from Ward Park Runners in Bangor was first over the line. First female, for the 51st time, was Emer McKee from Willowfield.
Just one more for an entire year's worth of first finishes. That has to be worth a cake, right?
 

 

 

Event report #236 – 29th February 2020

The blue sky was amazing this morning and so were you, 250 runners/walkers and 18 volunteers.

aThe history was made and the very first Leap Day parkrun completed. Next parkrun on 29th February will take place in 28 years!

We luckly escaped storm Jorge and the sun stayed with us to the very end. However it was on the cold side. The wind was not too kind for runners while volunteers noticed their fingers were a bit stiff from the cold. Tough task to hand out tokens or to keep pressing stopwatch buttons, brrr.

Congratulations on the milestones to :
- Erina Barber 100
- Joy Duffield 50.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Stormont parkrun Results Page: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/stormont/results/weeklyresults/…

17 of you were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Marion BROWN • Max MCROBERTS • Joanne GORDON • Stephen HAMILTON • Louise COLLINS • Una MCNEILL • Magda BERNATEK • Paul CONWAY • Trevor MOUTRAY • Rohan RAMAVATH • Alasdair MACINNES • Leigh CARSWELL • Patricia ADAMS • Rohith RAMAVATH • Vicky JEFFERSON • Anna KETT • Gary CRAIG • Chris RUSSELL

allStormont parkrun started on 29th August 2015. Since then 7,920 participants have completed 48,114 parkruns covering a total distance of 240,570 km, including 8,153 new Personal Bests. A total of 411 individuals have volunteered 3,366 times.
#loveparkrun #stormontparkrun

Magda x

 

 

Run Report #235 – 22nd February 2020

As parkruns go today's was a pretty wet one with a few very heavy downpours, and plenty of puddles all round the course, so well done to all 257 runners and walkers for braving the elements. A special thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers - you're a hardy bunch, and I hope you're all dry and warm now!

With the ongoing works on the estate we had a diversion on the course this morning, but one that might have been familiar to a lot of regulars as it took us round the front of the playpark just like we used to until 2018.

Well done the 23 people who recorded new Personal Bests, and to the 24 First Timers.

Big congratulations to Anne McNally on her 100th parkrun - well done, and thanks for bringing the cake!

Our volunteer photo is missing quite a few people as the conditions didn't lend themselves to hanging around...

Volunteer photo 22nd Feb 2020

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Patricia ADAMS, Julian BERNATEK, Magda BERNATEK, Alison CANNING, Leigh CARSWELL, Benjamin CHALLIS, Amanda FIELDHOUSE, Stephen HAMILTON, William HOPKINS, Miranda JEMPHREY, David MALEY, Jimmy MCNEILL, Una MCNEILL, Trevor MOUTRAY, Govind RAMAVATH, Rohan RAMAVATH, Rohith RAMAVATH, Deborah WELLS.

Thanks, and hope to see you next week.

Happy parkrunning,
Stephen

 

 

Run report 234 – 15th February 2020

It was a post Valentine’s day parkrun and we have seen few red t-shirts to mark that date,  but the weather wasn’t very affectionate this morning. 210 runners and walkers proved yet again that skin is waterproof.

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Dennis aka #stormDennis must have forgotten his barcode, and is one of the Unknown in the results. Remember: No printed barcode, no result.

Despite tough conditions 19 people recorded their Personal Bests.

Congratulations to Terry Deehan on his 200th parkrun.

It wasn’t an easy one for our volunteers. You should have seen the state of the hi-viz jackets at the end – water dropping down from them! A washing machine is already on so they (hi-viz) will be fresh and ready for the next week.

Drop us a line if you’d like to help – we always look for volunteers. Here is parkrun e-mail: stormont@parkrun.com.

A warm cup of coffee/tea from Max’s stall was greatly appreciated today.

IMG_7103The event was made possible by 21 volunteers – thank you to each one of you:
Marion BROWN • Samuel MISKELLY • Liz UPSON • Marianne HOOD • Max MCROBERTS • Alison RENFREW • Clare LASINI • Una MCNEILL • Ruth LAW • Magda BERNATEK • Debi ALLEN • Trevor MOUTRAY • William HOPKINS • Sara THOMPSON • Jonathan CAMPBELL • Michael SADLIER • Patricia ADAMS • Jimmy MCNEILL • Gary CRAIG • Lorna THOMPSON • Amanda FIELDHOUSE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Stormont parkrun Results Page. The male record is held by Conal MCCAMBRIDGE who recorded a time of 15:52 on 1st January 2017 (event number 72).
The female record is held by Sophie WOOD who recorded a time of 18:18 on 21st September 2019 (event number 213).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tommy HUGHES who recorded 94.69% (16:56) on 18th January 2020 (event number 231).

See you next week / Magda

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