Awards Finalists 2020


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Our anniversary is fast approaching, after our very first run on 9th June 2012 when we had 171 runners, we will soon be celebrating our 8th anniversary. In that time we have had another 410 events and in total 15,881 different barcodes have been scanned recording a total of 165,312 runs and 26,944 PB's.

Despite the lockdown we have decided to continue with tradition and have our annual awards ceremony; and we can now reveal all our finalists and their categories.

Finalists 2020

* Colin Hibbet on Male performance of the year should read Colin Hibbit

Good luck to all our finalists and we hope many of you will tune in next week (Saturday 13th June at 1030) on facebook when we will announce our well deserved winners.

Thank you to everyone who has attended #Tilgreatparkrun over the last 12 months, we have been missing you all very much over the #lockdown as well as our regular parkrun fix. We hope you are all keeping well and we look forward to the day we meet again for some #LakeParkLake fun.

Tilgate parkrun management team

Alnur, Darren Julie & Martin

 

parkrunner of the month – March

 

Our March 2019

Tilgate parkrunner of the month is

Trevor Johnson

 

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Congratulations to Trevor on his recent running and on becoming our parkruner of the month for March.   Once again we asked Trevor a few question to find out a little more about his parkrun likes and habits.

 

1) What are your parkrun numbers Runs completed / PB's earned / PB Time / Number of times volunteered?

Thank you for selecting me to be Tilgate parkrunner of the month, we have a lot of fantastic runners at Tilgate, so it's a great to be recognised in this way. I've completed 83 parkruns to date, the majority (73) at Tilgate, a total 20 PB's now, with 4 since the start of the year. I've volunteered a few times, not exactly sure how many, but not enough recently as I've been concentrating on running.

2) You started your parkrun journey in Nov 2011, can you recall how you heard about Tilgate parkrun and what did you used to do at 9am on a Saturday morning?

Yes I remember it well, Justin Mitchell (another Tilgate parkrunner of the Month - May 2017) suggested I come along. It took him a while to get me to start but I haven't looked back since. Before Tilgate I would have been lying in bed asleep.

3) Do you have any particular routines that you follow during the week or on the morning of parkrun?

Recently I've been trying to do 3 runs during the week. I try not to run on a Friday to stay fresh for Saturday morning. In the morning I avoid eating too much, if anything, before the run.

4) You've made some significant progress recently, have you got a secret to explain your recent performances?

Not much of a secret just effort! I went to Jersey last August and enjoyed running along the sea front and decided to step up my running. I bought a running watch and have focused on improving my times since. I've been doing about 3 runs during the week which seems to have paid off as my times have crept down from about 24-25 minutes to under 21 minutes a few times. People keep telling me do more hill running and interval training so I should probably do a bit more of that.

5) What do you most enjoy about your Tilgate parkrun experience?

I enjoy getting out and about on Saturday mornings, seeing other people at the run, no matter how fast you are there is a lot of team spirit at Tilgate. Seeing my times improving recently has also been enjoyable, parkrun gives me the motivation to keep training in the week.

6) Your Barcode, how do you remember yours and is it paper, laminated, permanent or other?

At the moment it's paper, I keep it in the car and have some spares at home, I've laminated it a few times but seem to lose them when I do. Fortunately I've only forgotten my barcode once.

7) Which volunteering role do you like best and why?

I quite enjoy timekeeping, seeing everyone at the finish coming through. I would like to do some more pacing but have been focusing on improving my own running lately.

8) Do you have any particular parkrun goals or ambitions?

Yes! I would really like to finish sub 20 minutes and in the top 10. My best time so far is 20:50 and 18th place so I only need about a 5% improvement on my time to go under 20 minutes, easy right :)

9) Do you have a favourite parkrun moment?

An inspirational moment that sticks in my mind was meeting a lovely gentleman running the double on new years day, he was approaching 90 and still running. parkrun really is an event that welcomes everyone.

10) Has parkrun changed your attitude to running, fitness and general wellbeing?

100%, I've lost a bit of weight and feel healthier in mind and body. parkrun gives me the motivation to keep running during the week.

11) What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Tilgate parkrun?

Just do it, come along there's nothing to be afraid of, run or walk at your own speed and enjoy it.

12) Chevron or Middle path which hill do you prefer and why?

Chevron as once you've got to the top that's the hardest part out the way.

Well done Trevor, and welcome into the Tilgate parkrun Hall of Fame

 

February parkrunner of the month.

Our February 2019

Tilgate parkrunner of the month is

Julie Kalsi

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Congratulations to Julie, on becoming the second parkruner of the month for 2019.   Julie, pictured here with the original Tilgate parkrun management team who came together in 2012 to get Tilgate parkrun up and running.   To try and find out a little more about Julie's seven year parkrunning journey we asked her a few questions in time honoured fashion:

 

1) What are your parkrun numbers Runs completed / PB's earned / PB Time / Number of times volunteered?

 

- Runs = 151

- PBs = 7

- PB time 32:16

- Volunteers? over 300 at Tilgate

 

2) You started your parkrun journey in Nov 2011, can you recall how you heard about Tilgate parkrun and what did you used to do at 9am on a Saturday morning?

 

I first heard about parkrun through a work colleagues whose wife took part in Hove Park, so I went along and gave it a go and then used to go once a month or so until we started to set up Tilgate. Previously, I'm sure my Saturday involved housework and shopping and family stuff as the children were younger then.

 

3) Do you have any particular routines that you follow during the week or on the morning of parkrun?

 

Just get up and go. I usually get to the park at 8am and I usually have part of the kit to transport too.

 

4) You've made some significant progress recently, have you got a secret to explain your recent performances?

 

Apparently if you train more you get faster! Who knew?! I've set myself a goal to run a half marathon under 2:30 this year so I've been following a training plan that gave me times and distances to achieve on each session - so I've been following it to the letter. Part of that meant I had to run a 5k PB time. I also needed to run a 10k PB time which I managed yesterday. But it's really, really hard work for me to have done those.

 

5) What do you most enjoy about your Tilgate parkrun experience?

 

The friends and people. That's an easy answer. I knew no-one when I started my parkrun journey and I know have literally, hundreds of new friends. I've shared special events with people, been on holiday with them and had amazing good fun both outside and at parkrun.

 

6) Your Barcode, how do you remember yours and is it paper, laminated, permanent or other?

 

I have a permanent one which I have remembered each week bar one, infamous, week when i did forget it and (as it should be) didn't get a time.

 

7) Which volunteering role do you like best and why?

 

I like all the roles. Number checker - I seemed to own that role for a long time. It's good for interval training!  Also pacing around the 40 minute mark and helping people get to a PB, or to run the whole way for the first time.

 

8) Do you have any particular parkrun goals or ambitions?

 

Just to see Tilgate continue to be the success that it is. I don't have any major running goals.

 

9) Do you have a favourite parkrun moment?

 

So many great memories -some sad. The weekend after Maurice passed away and we had a minutes applause and we didn't realise that his son was there to see it. I was RD that day and had to speak and it was tough but poignant.  - Running my 100th run on my 50th birthday weekend which nice too. - and breaking my PB last month  - it took me 5½ years to break that PB!

 

10) Has parkrun changed your attitude to running, fitness and general wellbeing?

 

Hugely. Just the pleasure of running outside in nature. Finding an activity that I like to do. Achieving personal goals to set yourself. Having an activity that my husband and I both take part and support each other in.

 

11) What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Tilgate parkrun?

 

It's for everyone - come along. As you'd expect I advocate parkrun to everyone that I meet and have encouraged  lots of people to take part.

 

12) Chevron or Middle path which hill do you prefer and why?

 

Chevron - because once it's done the rest is downhill or flat. I have a distraction technique where I count backwards from a thousand in 3s or 7s! Or I count my steps and I know that it's 120 steps to the top. I also consider the end of the fence by the animals as the 'top' as it's less steep after that point even though the peak of the course is actually the big tree by the walled garden.

 

 

Congratulations Julie, and welcome into the Tilgate parkrun Hall of Fame

 

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Our January 2019

Tilgate parkrunner of the month is

Laelia Marris

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Congratulations to Laelia, (pictured with Jo Fiveash). on becoming the first Tilgate parkruner of the month for 2019. To try and find out a little more about Laelia's parkrunning we asked her a few questions:

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1) What are your parkrun numbers Runs completed / PB's earned / PB Time / Number of times volunteered.

At Tilgate parkrun I have completed 149 runs, earned 15 PBs with my latest PB being 20:11 and I have volunteered 14 times.

 2) You started your parkrun journey in July 2013, can you recall how you heard about Tilgate parkrun and what you used to do at 9am on a Saturday morning?

I first heard about parkrun from my friend Jo Fiveash, I was a bit apprehensive at first-  I was new to running and did all of my runs on my own. I decided to give it a go and from my very first parkrun I was hooked. Now I can't imagine my Saturday mornings without it, and whatever I used to do before I discovered parkrun is long forgotten!

 3) Do you have any particular routines that you follow during the week or on the morning of parkrun?

I run quite a bit during the week including: a long run, a tempo run, a hill session, a track session and a parkrun. On the morning of parkrun I do a mile warm up and stretches to get myself ready for the run. And I should mention that recently whenever I have had some of my Mum's homemade fudge in the morning, I have PB'd, so this is now a pre-parkrun must!!

 4) You've made some significant progress recently, have you got a secret to explain your recent performances?

Over the last 4 or 5 months I have really stepped up my training, there's no secret to it, just consistent hard work which is paying off now, oh and the fudge of course. Also, one of my hill training sessions involves running up Chevron 10 times, so when it comes to doing it at parkrun, it doesn't feel so bad!

5) What do you most enjoy about your Tilgate parkrun experience?

I love seeing all the friendly faces each week and I love how motivated it keeps me with my running. Tilgate is a beautiful park to run in and I feel very lucky to have it on my doorstep; it's a great way to start the weekend. 

6) Your Barcode, how do you remember yours and is it paper, laminated, permanent or other?

Mine's laminated and I keep it in my car.

7) Which volunteering role do you like best and why?

Timekeeper is fun, quite a responsible role but it's easy! I also enjoyed marshalling at the top of Chevron hill the other day- it made a nice change from running up it!

8) Do you have any particular parkrun goals or ambitions remaining?

I am currently working on achieving a sub 20. I've had a few other races recently (half marathons and 10ks) so in March my focus will be back on my parkruns. 

9) Do you have a favourite parkrun moment?

My Dad and my husband completing their first parkrun! I had nagged them for ages to do it, I was really proud when they finally succumbed to the nagging and got out there, did it and enjoyed it. I'm still working on my Mum.

10) Has parkrun changed your attitude to running, fitness and general wellbeing?

parkrun has definitely changed my attitude to running. I first started running to lose a bit of weight, since starting parkrun it has given me the running bug and now I love entering running events and this in turn drives me to keep fit and train hard. parkrun has also introduced me to new running friends and running with company is way more fun than doing it alone. 

11) What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Tilgate parkrun?

Just do it, you won't look back. Everyone is so friendly and supportive and it doesn't matter if you are young or old, fast or slow, it really is for everyone. It's a beautiful park to go and walk, jog or run around and much more fun to do it in the good company of the parkrun family!  

12) Chevron or Middle path which hill do you prefer and why?

Definitely Chevron, I run up it looking forward to the nice long downhill afterwards!

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Congratulations Laelia, and welcome into the Tilgate parkrun Hall of Fame

 

Tilgate parkrun 2017-18 awards nominees

It's awards season at Tilgate parkrun.

On 9th June 2018, we will be celebrating 6 wonderful years of parkrunning at Tilgate parkrun and what an amazing 6 years it has been. After last Saturday's run we have run a combined 577,270km on a Saturday morning that is equivalent to 1.5 times round the whole UK road network! We have scanned and welcomed 11,736 different people (barcodes) who have recorded 20,773 PB's and have ascended Chevron a heart stopping 102,215 times, that on its own is equivalent to 3,271 parkruns - what a journey!

In our 6th year, so far we have completed 25,666 runs, welcomed 4,510 runners (507 juniors), 1,555 of these runners have achieved at least 1 PB and we had 488 volunteer parkrun makers - what a great year!

Each year to mark our anniversary, we give out our annual awards and celebrate with cake and fancy dress. Our theme this year is Teddy Bears picnic and we'd love to see some fabulous fancy dress costumes, some yummy cake baking and everyone is invited to bring a picnic along after parkrun and enjoy the park - we have so far always enjoyed good weather on our birthday.  Please arrive by 0845 on Saturday 9th June to give time to issue the awards and for the run to start as close to 9am as possible.

We believe that everyone who participates at parkrun is already winning, so a big well done to everyone who has run, walked, jogged and volunteered over the last year with us and will join us in saluting some remarkable individuals who have stood out amongst us.

Tilgate parkrun Outstanding achievement award - Nominated by the community

Alex Ballard Joanne Nicholson Peter Meloy
Andrew Middleton Julie Kalsi Rosie Cavedaschi
Ben Harrington Kate Hanford Roy Truett
Chris Lee Len Golding Sarah Clapp
Claire Page Management Team Sheena Stannard
Frances Johnston Maria Leonard Terry Morrad
James Westlake Neil Brennan Tracy Gillett
James Woodman Nigel Field Victoria Butler

Tilgate parkrun parkrunner of the year - shortlisted by management team

Alison Tulley Darren Hunt Ken Tulley
Andrew Middleton Gary Viles Mike Brice
Chris Johnston Joanne Nicholson Steve Keary
Chris Tyson Justin Mitchell Susan Macdonald
Claire Page

Tilgate parkrun junior parkrunner of the year - shortlisted by management team

Beth Mitchell Hannah Mills Rohan Patel
Corey Langridge Koji Stephenson Sophie Hunt
Freddie Matthews

Tilgate parkrun volunteer of the year - shortlisted by management team

Peter Meloy Cathy Holroyd Len Golding
Nigel Field June & Pat Williams Justin Mitchell
Mike Brice

Tilgate parkrun Performance of the year - shortlisted by management team

James Westlake Carol Brown
Jamie Sorrell Frances Johnston
Stephen Goldsmith Katie Johnson
Steve O'Neill Nicole Airey

Other awards winners to be announced on 9th June

Junior most runs

Most PB's

Nominees will be announced during parkrun pre-run brief on Saturday 2nd June and there will be a certificate for all those to collect too.

Congratulations to all our nominees and good luck for winning one of our awards on the 9th.

Tilgate parkrun management team

Alnur, Julie, Katherine, Martin & Nick

 

Outstanding achievement nominees

9th June 2018 will mark our 6th birthday and for the first time we will be celebrating our birthday on the actual anniversary of our first run back in 2012.  We had 171 runners on that day and were assisted by 25 volunteers - How we have grown!.

Each year we celebrate our birthday with our annual awards event, we have a fancy dress theme and we encourage our community to bring along cake/goodies for sharing on the day.

One of our awards is nominated by the Community of Tilgate parkrun

'Tilgate parkrun's Outstanding Achievement of the year award'

The award now in its third year is open to all parkrunners attending Tilgate parkrun whether they be runners or volunteers and with our attendances cresting 600 a week we are sure that there are some individuals amongst us, with an inspirational story or achievement that should be acknowledged.

We have created a survey for you to submit your nominations to us, you may submit more than 1 nomination and it is not necessary to nominate the same person multiple times. The survey comprises just 5 questions and shouldn't take too long to complete, but do try and make sure you capture the reason for your nomination clearly.

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 20th May, so have a think about those around you that have inspired / continue to inspire or have just been fantastic over the last 12 months and get nominating.

The Survey can be accessed with the link below

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3L2365Y

Once the deadline has been reached, the survey will be closed and the Tilgate parkrun management team will review the nominations received and will decide the overall winner.

A full list of nominees will be announced with the other award finalists at Tilgate parkrun on 2nd June during the pre-run brief.  The other awards this year are

Tilgate parkrun parkrunner of the year

Tilgate parkrun Junior parkrunner of the year

Tilgate parkrun Volunteer of the year

Tilgate parkrun performance of the year - Male

Tilgate parkrun performance of the year - Female

Tilgate parkrun - Most PB's

Tilgate parkrun - Most runs by a Junior

Our awards ceremony will be on 9th June before our run starting at 0845 am. So be sure to arrive earlier than normal on our Birthday - details of theme, fancy dress, cake baking, etc will follow shortly.  

Good luck to all our nominators and nominees and we very much look forward to receiving and reading your submissions and then the tough challenge of the selection process.

Tilgate parkrun is free, however there are costs incurred to keep our event going, if you'd like to contribute financially towards Tilgate parkrun, you can find a link to our donation page at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/tilgate/aboutus/.  You can also view all donations and spending to date on the same page.

Many thanks

Tilgate parkrun management team

Alnur, Julie, Katherine, Martin & Nick

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