Street parkrun #79 09/11/2019

Delighted to be back after two weeks of cancellations, 136 people braved the cold rain to run, jog and walk the course. 10 people were welcomed as first time visitors, including 4 people crazy enough to try parkrun for the very first time. Christopher Hyldon, Richard Douglas, Luca Douglas and Stacie Lee: it can only get better!

The fields became increasingly muddy as the rain gathered strength and the event got under way. Nevertheless 13 people were so determined to finish that new Personal Best times were recorded. Of these an impressive 4 people made the Wall of Fame for this week (min 5 Street parkruns and improvement of at least 5 seconds): Top of the wall was Shepton Mallet's Marie Goodwin on her fifth visit to Street. Marie finished in 33:28 -  2 minutes and 50 seconds faster than her previous best Street time. Local Street runner Emma Lawton came in at 28:17 - 54 seconds improvement. Emma started running Street parkrun on 7 September, has never missed an event and over these eight weeks has improved her time by a massive 4 minutes 53 seconds - great work Emma! A name well-known to us all, Margaret Grundy was so determined to get home and dry she finished in 31:50, taking 25 seconds from her previous best Street time. Tania Smith smashed the 30 minute barrier in 29:45 - an improvement of 15 seconds.

Special mention to JM10 juniors Alfie Keast, Quinn and Henry Daisey for not only coming out in the rain but even running PB times!

Congratulations to all our PBers this week under extremely challenging conditions.

Four Street parkrun regulars ran their 50th event today: Peter Barker, Geno Costanza, Jacqui Knight and Mark Pople. Congratulations to you all, we look forward to seeing you with your parkrun club 50 T-shirts soon.

A huge well done to everyone who joined us for probably our worst weather event ever.

The event was made possible by 26 hardy volunteers, wrapped up and waterproofed as best as possible. Enormous thanks to everyone.

Emma POWELL • Dave WESTERMAN • Brian CLARK • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Jacqui MAXFIELD • Teresa ENGLAND • James ANDREWS • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Alison DERBIDGE • Shaun RIGBY • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Mike ACOTT • Lucy ACOTT • Judy BEVERIDGE • Anita FORSYTH • John BEVERIDGE • Mike CROCKETT • Alex STANNETT • Michele KINGSTON-FORD • Paul KINGSTON-FORD • Alice WHITE • James WHITE

The photographer this week was John Beveridge, see the photos tab and click on the Street parkrun flickr group to view the full set. A few of our favourite shots that catch the feel of the morning are included below:

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No matter how bad the weather it's worth it for your 50th!

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Runners became increasingly wet as the morning progressed

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But spare a thought for the funnel volunteers doing their best to press timers, hold a pen, write on wet paper and hand out finish tokens as fingers numbed with cold and wet

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Street parkrun #79

Street parkrun #79

Street parkrun #79

Street parkrun #79

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Thanks for joining us runners and volunteers. After an enforced two week break it really was good to be back. The weather? As the song says, things can only get better!

See you all next week!

 

Saturday 2 November cancelled

Street parkrun cancelled

Morning course check, Rice Gap is flooded and tree debris a hazard

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SORRY for late notice, we did our best to prepare

 

Street parkrun Saturday 2 November

The intrepid team have done their best with the sawdust tonight but warn Rice Gap still boggy. Trail shoes, Mud Claws, football (rugby?!) boots or cross country spikes recommended if you have them.

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Volunteers have been gathered (huge thanks everyone) and we're all ready, join us if you dare!

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Street parkrun Saturday 2 November

Last Saturday was the first ever Street parkrun bad weather cancellation, not bad considering our grass course; coupled with the rain, gales and snow we faced last year! The decision, not taken lightly, was due to parts of the course already being slippery with mud and the need to protect the Crispin School fields from further excessive damage over the winter.

We trust everyone received adequate notice of the cancellation made early Friday evening, posted here and publicised via the social media bush telegraph. Always worth checking this news feed when severe adverse weather forecast. If not cancelled here, safe to assume it's on!

Once a fair weather window (this week looking promising) and good supply of sawdust established the team will set about remedying Rice Gap and other susceptible parts of the course.

Just a quick reminder that it'll be our Halloween Spoookrun special on Saturday, fancy dress encouraged.

Oh and it hasn't escaped our notice that there's a little game of rugby being played at the same time. Don't let that put you off joining us, live coverage will be played over the speakers of course. We might even see some Halloween costumes with an international flavour!?

 

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After last week we can't wait to be back again!

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Street parkrun report #78 19/10/2019


This week 127 people, including 14 first-time visitors,  resisisted the temptation to stay home and watch the England game but turned out instead to run, jog or walk the Street parkrun course. Thanks to a limited supply of sawdust a start was made earlier in the week to cover over the worst of the mud in Rice Gap, enabling 16 people to run new Personal Best (PB) times.

Linda Willcox headed up this week's 5 strong PB Wall of Fame (min 5 Street parkruns and improvement of at least 5 seconds) by finishing in 27:44 - an impressive improvement of 1 minute and 40 seconds, Claire Neal ran a fantastic time of 25:31- 58 seconds faster than her previous best, Emma Lawton 29:11 - 44s improvement, Tania Smith ran in exactly 30 minutes - 23s improvement and Peter Hamilton claimed his first sub 25 result in 24:57 - an improvement of 17 seconds.

Congratulations were given to all the PBers this week, achieved in less than perfect conditions.

The event was made possible by 32 rugby-deprived volunteers:

Anthony LIPMANN • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Graham WATTS • Jon FORSYTH • Jacqui MAXFIELD • Alexander COOMBS • Margaret GRUNDY • James ANDREWS • Lisa CROSSMAN • Eleanor WATTS • Tim RICE • Nick BARTON • Lin BARTON • Shaun RIGBY • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Mike ACOTT • Lucy ACOTT • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Philip HUMPHRIES • John MITCHELL • Sid GREEN • Luke LANG • Elaine GIDDENS • Abigail LEADBEATER • Marion TAYLOR • Ruth TIDBALL

We take this opportunity to remind everyone of two upcoming parkrun events:

To coincide with the fall back of the clocks to GMT next weekend, parkrun invite you to run or volunteer in your pyjamas on Saturday 26 October.

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Something strange going on the week after Saturday 2 November

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Street parkrun #80

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Thanks for joining us everyone, England even managed to win the rugby without you watching!

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