Street parkrun report #113 13/11/2021

Street parkrun #113

This autumn week an exclusive and elite group of just 104  parkrunners finished the course at Street. Finishers were delighted with their low token numbers!  13 first time visitors were welcomed and a super elite group of 7 people recorded new Personal Best times. Huge congratulations to Jacqui Maxfield for her first and well earned  sub 30 minute time of 29:52.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Anthony LIPMANN • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Lisa CROSSMAN • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Steve BATHER • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Sandra CINICOLA • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Nick JONES • John MITCHELL • Mike CROCKETT • Adam COX • Elaine GIDDENS • Sarah HEANEY • Oliver MILLS • Joshua MORSE-JONES • Thomas HOOPER • Annabel CARTER

The Run Director keeping order was Isaac Hooper, back stage volunteer coordination and results processing was handled by Event Director Tim Rice.

The Run Photographer was Adam Cox who has grabbed 80 mobile shots of the morning. In a break with tradition, photos can be viewed on  the Community tab of the  Street parkrun Facebook page.

What we lacked in numbers we made up for in enthusiasm and our usual Street high spirits!

Thanks for joining us everyone, hope you all enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you next week

 

Street parkrun report #112 06/11/2021

Street parkrun #112

A brisk cold wind chilled the air, 25 volunteers and 127 parkrunners on the first Saturday in November.

First time visitors numbered 18 including Somerset locals Beat Neukomm and Sue Adams who were delighted to complete their first ever parkrun. Meanwhile the challenging wind restricted Personal Best times to just 6 of the most determined. Very well done to the select few!

Having been forced to cancel the previous week's event, our most flamboyant fancy dress stalwarts gave their Halloween running kit an overdew airing. Some opted for showing off fabulous themed leggings and masks whilst zombie grins cracked facepaint, ghosts hitched up their sheets and witches attempted in vain to hang onto their hats!

The Run Director battling evil to maintain order was Martin Hooper and the event was magically brought to life by 27 volunteers:

Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Debora WALKER • Shaun RIGBY • Sean DICKINSON • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • John BEVERIDGE • Stephen THRESH • Jacqui KNIGHT • Kim SADD • Justin ROGERS • John MITCHELL • Mike CROCKETT • Emily KNIGHT • Sid GREEN • Sarah HEANEY • Oliver MILLS • Joshua MORSE-JONES • Thomas HOOPER

The photographer was John Beveridge who has captured the morning's action and shared photos to the Street parkrun flickr group. These may be saved / downloaded for your own record (we recommend doing this now as photos cannot be stored on the photographer's flickr page longterm). In the meantime, as traditional, here are a few of our favourites:

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'I don't know why I'm smiling at the camera under this mask!'

Thanks for joining us everyone, well done to all participants, volunteers and spectators. Hope you enjoyed it despite the cold wind. See you next week!

Run report by Judy Beveridge

on behalf of the Street parkrun team

 

Street parkrun report #111 23/10/2021

Street parkrun 111

A perfectly still autumnal morning dawned as welcome relief to end a stormy week. Set up volunteers first set about removing a fallen branch and did a spot of returfing before laying out the course safe and ready for 154  parkrunners. Charlie Bartlett briefed 40 first-time visitors (possibly a 2021 record?) and the Run Director was Judy Beveridge.

The perfect conditions allowed 28 people to record new Personal Best times. An excited not-so-young Jack Barker ran on his own for the first time to record a stunning PB of 21:45 to celebrate his 11th birthday. The Finn family also had cause to celebrate with a string of family PBs; Leyton Finn 20:39, Mckenzie Finn 24:25 and Andrew Finn 22:05. Congratulations to both Mckenzie Finn and Alison Badman 24:49 for recording their first sub 25 minute times!

Terri Dampier was delighted to at last reach her Milestone 50, her tally having seemingly taken a very long time due to being interrupted by the pandemic.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Isaac HOOPER • Sophie HOOPER • Tim RICE • Nick BARTON • Shaun RIGBY • Sean DICKINSON • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Sandra CINICOLA • Judy BEVERIDGE • Mike STITFALL • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Stephen THRESH • Jacqui KNIGHT • Kim SADD • Francis KNIGHT • Mike CROCKETT • Emily KNIGHT • Sid GREEN • Elaine GIDDENS • Thomas HOOPER

 

The photographer was Martin Hooper who has posted some great shots to the Street parkrun flickr group. First time visitor Drew K Forrest joined in recording the morning with a few shots and videos of volunteers from a runner's eye view!

A few of our favourites are included below:

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Thanks for joining us everyone, hope you all enjoyed yourselves and see you next week!

 

Street parkrun report #110 16/10/2021

Street parkrun #110

A thin mist hung over the Tor, framing a cool and still morning for 146 people to complete the Street course. First time visitors numbered 25 and the perfect conditions aided 29 parkrunners to record new Personal Best times. A string of fast finishers and friendly competition at the top resulted in some long sought after firsts: Edward Brown sub 19, Marc Rossiter sub 20, Peter and Jack Barker sub 23, Carol Martyn and Mark Pople sub 24.

Meanwhile, just 20 minutes later, Teresa England proudly celebrated her Milestone 50 event with a tailwalk!

Many congratulations to all!

We are fortunate at Street to always have plenty of keen volunteers to cover each role every week. A rota of Run Directors, a reliable setup and takedown crew, an army of enthusiastic and cheerful marshalls, at least 2 tailwalkers each week, knowledgeable barcode scanners, a fully manned funnel team, a professional photographer (usually) and in the background the all important results-processing wizardry, volunteer coordination, report writing and stream of social media updates. Huge thanks to every one of you for, not just making parkrun happen, but making Street parkrun such a positive, welcoming and wonderful place! This week the stars were:

Anthony LIPMANN • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Teresa ENGLAND • Isaac HOOPER • Sophie HOOPER • Tim RICE • Shaun RIGBY • Graham PERRYMAN • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Stephen THRESH • Ray CULLIFORD • Jacqui KNIGHT • Nick JONES • Justin ROGERS • Emily KNIGHT • Sid GREEN • Elaine GIDDENS • Melanie CHADWICK • Poppy CHADWICK • Oliver MILLS • Joshua MORSE-JONES • Thomas HOOPER • Jill PERRYMAN

The photographer was Martin Hooper who has added  over 250 pictures to the Street parkrun flickr site. As usual, these are free to download and save. A few of our favourites capturing the fun of the  morning are included below:

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Thanks for joining us, well done, hope you all enjoyed yourselves and see you next week!

 

Report by Judy Beveridge

for the Street parkrun team

 

Street parkrun report #109 09/10/2021

Street parkrun #109

A warm autumn sun cast long shadows from the feet of 123 parkrunners as they made their way around the course, grass glistening with morning dew. Charlie Bartlett briefed 14 first-time visitors and the Run Director was Shaun Rigby.

Personal Best times were recorded by 16 people including Kirsty Percival and Sharon Masters who ran their first sub 30 minute times. Well done to both for breaking through this significant 5k time barrier!

Congratulations to Sharron Hutchings for running her Milestone 100 parkrun.

The event was made possible by 26 dedicated volunteers:

Anthony LIPMANN • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Lisa CROSSMAN • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Shaun RIGBY • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Stephen THRESH • Philip HUMPHRIES • Jacqui KNIGHT • John MITCHELL • Emily KNIGHT • Sid GREEN • Oliver MILLS • Peter LEGGETT • Joshua MORSE-JONES • Laurence BADMAN • Thomas HOOPER

Photos were grabbed on her phone by Jackie Rice. Thanks for stepping in to do this Jackie when no high tech long lens yielding photographer available! Our (technically my) favourites have been posted to the Street parkrun flickr group and are included below.

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Well done to each and all, hope you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you next week!

 

 

Street parkrun report #108 02/10/2021

Street parkrun #108

School was out for autumn at Street parkrun on the first Saturday in October. Thanks to an impressive team of over 30 current and alumni Crispin School students and staff, volunteer roles were more than fully covered. The Run Director was Jacqui Maxfield aka Mrs Maxfield the Art and Photography teacher.

Persistent heavy rain failed to dampen spirits as school tie wearing volunteers cheered parkrunners on around the increasingly wet and slippery fields.

Congratulations at the front of the field to James Maxfield, Cedryc Noumsi Mbopda, Rowan Lisk and Mark Powell for racing each other home to each record their first sub 22 minute PBs. Great teamwork!

Meanwhile Patrick Langworthy (24:22), Jon Nichols (24:35) and Jon Forsyth (24:55) all recorded their first sub 25 minute times at Street. Extra congratulations  to Jon Forsyth (best known for his dedicated marshalling and towing the trolley full of equipment to and from the bottom field) for making the very most of his rare opportunity to take part himself thanks to the Crispin School team.

Keeping their successes local, Alison Badman (25:31, 21 parkruns) and Linda Hughes (27:18,18 parkruns) both recorded new PB times having both completed all  of their parkruns at Street.

The event was made possible by 36 hardy volunteers:

Anthony LIPMANN • Kelly Joanne DAVIES • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Jacqui MAXFIELD • Jenny ADAMS • Eleanor WATTS • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Phoebe BAKER • Charlie BARTLETT • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Louise TRELOGGEN • Jacqui KNIGHT • John MITCHELL • Lucie HARMSWORTH • Emily KNIGHT • Melanie CHADWICK • George CHADWICK • Poppy CHADWICK • Oliver MILLS • Debra DREW • Joshua MORSE-JONES • Ben PERCIVAL • Judith HIGHET • Thomas HOOPER • Jessica LEE • Mia HARMSWORTH • Michelle DAVEY • Charlie STRAKER-NESBUT • Imogen DAVEY

Despite appalling photography conditions some terrific shots have been added to the Street parkrun flickr group this week. The bad news is that the camera failed to record the volunteer group shot and autofocus drifted in and out of action during the morning. The good news is that the camera is spending the weekend being revived by drying out on radiator. Apparently this works wonders.

A few of our favourites are included below:

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Thanks for joining us in the rain, well done and see you next week!

 

Street parkrun report #107 25/09/2021

Street parkrun #107

162 parkrunners turned out in force to run, jog or walk the course for the final weekend in September. A heavy police presence surprised 31 first timers and an amazing 39 people recorded new Personal Best times.

Super double congratulations to Debora  Walker for celebrating her Milestone 100 and recording a fantastic first sub 35 minute time of 34:35. Deb is well known to countless visitors as the welcoming friendly face of Street parkrun holding our course map aloft and delivering her enthusiastic first timers briefing.

Double congratulations to Peter Burden for his first sub 25 time and Sarah Burden for her first sub 30. Peter and Sarah have been parkrunning in Street since 7 August and getting faster each week. Very well done to both for keeping in step together!

Not forgetting double congratulations to Street parkrun core team members Emma Powell and partner Shaun Rigby for both recording PB times, Emma 22:13 with Shaun determinedly trying to catch her up in 22:51!

Adding to her  recent string of PBs Cath Goldsmid went sub 25 with 24:53 meanwhile Chris Ford recorded 34:42 to go sub 35 and Sarah Bolt 39:09 to safely make sub 40.

Apologies to everyone I've missed for a personal mention and very well done to all those recording PB times this week.

Almost unoticed at the front, first time visitor Ben Miles from Wales shaved a second from our course record which now stands at 15:55. Thanks for visiting Ben, we like to keep challenging all our visiting top athletes!

The Run Director was Mark Pople, better known to many in Street (in a good way) as one of our local Street Police Constables. Huge thanks to the team from Street Police Station for joining in to volunteer, run, engage brilliantly with the local community and provide free security-marking of bicycles at the start/finish.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

John P DOHERTY • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Debora WALKER • Shaun RIGBY • Victoria HILL • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Stephen THRESH • Jacqui KNIGHT • Kim SADD • Justin ROGERS • Walter ANTONELLO • Emily KNIGHT • Sid GREEN • Mark POPLE • Millie LANG • Janet THOMAS • Oliver MILLS • Joshua MORSE-JONES • Lee HOWARD • Thomas HOOPER

The Run Photographer was Lee Howard with one or two extra shots of the volunteer team added by Tim Rice. Please remember to download and save any you want as they are not stored on flickr longterm.  In the meantime here are a few of our favourites:

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Thanks Street Police for bike security marking

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Look carefully #mischief

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#mischief where are the police?

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Thanks for joining us everyone, well done and hope you've enjoyed yourselves. Don't forget it's the turn of staff and students from Crispin School take over the event. Dig out your old school tie (any school, friendly rivalry welcome!) and see you next week!

Run report by Judy Beveridge

on behalf of the Street parkrun team

 

 

Street parkrun report #106 18/09/2021

Street parkrun #106

Another morning of beautiful September sunshine welcomed 159 people as they set off to run, jog or walk the course. First time visitors numbered 28 and 30 people recorded new Personal Best times.

Triple congratulations to core team member Charlie Bartlett for recording his 100 Volunteer Milestone, running a perfect pacer time of precisely 30:00 minutes and (on his second attempt) bringing the keys to open up the course first thing this morning. Well done Charlie and thanks for always being there!

Many of the Street core team are reaching Volunteer Milestone 100 about now and as soon as the new range of parkrun Milestone Club T-Shirts are available (if anyone hears when this will be please do let us know) you will no doubt spot a few!

The event was made possible by an army 33 volunteers, many of whom were taking the opportunity to give their legs a rest the day before the popular, pancake flat and fast Glastonbury Levels 10k:

Emma POWELL • Dave WESTERMAN • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Roxane PRATT • Caroline WATTS • Jacqui MAXFIELD • Jenny ADAMS • James MAXFIELD • Eleanor WATTS • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Debora WALKER • Shaun RIGBY • Sean DICKINSON • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Sandra CINICOLA • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Jacqui KNIGHT • Kim SADD • Elaine GIDDENS • Paul CLARKE • Janet THOMAS • Oliver MILLS • Kevin PENNY • Joshua MORSE-JONES • Jo TAYLOR • Andrea POWER • Fee NUNN • Thomas HOOPER

The Run Director was Emma Powell.There was no official Run Photographer but Event Director Tim Rice grabbed a few shots on his phone including our cover photo today of our famous Glastonbury Tor start. Here are a few more of our favourites:

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First time visitors numbered 28 but how many were there in time for the briefing?

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Finish team and spectators peer into the sun for the front runners

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Thanks for joining us everyone, well done and hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as the volunteers did!

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Don't forget next week is our Street Police take over so please be on your best behaviour!

 

Street parkrun report #105 11/09/2021

Street parkrun #105

The week summer returned (just as children returned to school) ended with probably the warmest parkrun day of 2021. The sun shone brightly over Street as Run Director Charlie Bartlett welcomed 148 people to make their way happily around the course with sunglasses glinting.

First time visitors numbered 23 and 21 people ran, jogged or walked on sunshine to record new Personal Best times.

Random congratulations to Cherry Cook for her sub 30 PB of 29:46, smashing her previous 2019 best time by over 4 minutes!

The event was made possible by 24 brilliant  volunteers:

Emma POWELL • Dave WESTERMAN • Martin HOOPER • Jenny ADAMS • Isaac HOOPER • Karen SHEARS • Tim RICE • Shaun RIGBY • Sean DICKINSON • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Stephen THRESH • Kim SADD • Nick JONES • Sid GREEN • Elaine GIDDENS • Janet THOMAS • Marion TAYLOR • Thomas HOOPER

Despite the bright sun making photography conditions challenging, Martin Hooper has posted loads of brilliant shots to the Street parkrun flickr group and a few of our favourites are included below:

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What is orange and has two tails?

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A couple of advance notices

We look forward to welcoming a team from Street Police Station who will be taking over many of the volunteer posts on Saturday 25 September. We thank our local police for this fantastic  community involvement and look forward to meeting the team (many of whom may seem strangely familiar being regular parkrunners themselves!).

The week after, Saturday 2 October, a team of staff and students from Crispin School will be doing the same. Again, expect to see some familiar faces!

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In the meantime, well done everyone and hope to see you with us same time next week!

Run report by Judy Beveridge

for the Street parkrun team

 

Street parkrun report #104 04/09/2021

Street parkrun #104

This week 161 people ran, jogged and walked the course. 28 people were first time visitors including Wayne Chapman, Rosanna Herrera, Christina French and John Nolan taking part in parkrun for the very first time. Thanks for joining us, hope you enjoyed yourselves and please do join us again!

Meanwhile 28 people pushed themselves extra special hard and recorded new Personal Best times. Very well done to all and (as 28 individual paragraphs dedicated to each would make for a very long read) random congratulations to Matt Lusby for making it to the start line in time to catch the end of the run brief, set off promptly at 9:00am with everyone else, record a new PB of 17:12 and be first home!

The event was made possible by 24 superstar  volunteers:

Anthony LIPMANN • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • Lisa CROSSMAN • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Debora WALKER • Gerald HUXTABLE • Julie CULLIFORD • Shaun RIGBY • Charlie BARTLETT • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Kim SADD • Nick JONES • Mike CROCKETT • Sarah HEANEY • Janet THOMAS • Oliver MILLS • Joshua MORSE-JONES • Laurence BADMAN

We are indebted to our volunteers who turn out each week or work quietly behind the scenes to keep Street parkrun running.

A quick reminder that volunteer and participant milestone T-shirts will now be available in equal measure. 

Volunteers will see Junior10, 50, 100, 250, 500 and, when the time comes, 1000 volunteer milestone T-shirts – yes, volunteering nearly every Saturday for 20 years! To make things completely fair, participants will also see an additional milestone 25 come into play.

Milestone T-shirts will be charged at £15 including postage (wherever you are in the world). More details can be found on the main parkrun milestone t-shirt news page

Our cover photo was taken by Shaun Rigby from his marshall post in the second field. Meanwhile Anita Forsyth shared her lovely snap of 'Parky' the Street parkrun black cat who has taken to wondering away from his (or her) nearby home to join Anita on her post at the bottom of the field!

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Thanks for joining us everyone, well done and hope you all enjoyed yourselves. See you next week!

Run report by Judy Beveridge

for the Street parkrun team

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