It’s Birthday Week!

Hello, We hope you are as excited about our 1st birthday this week as we are and that you have your costume sorted, Carry On parkrunning is our theme. So embrace your inner Barbara Windsor or Sid James, but remember we are in the 21st Century! :)

The weather is going to be glorious but, there’s a teeny tiny cloud over our day on Saturday, in that the filming going on in Walmer, is going to be finished by Friday night, but they will still be using half of the car park for their production lorries.

So, can we ask you to think about walking or cycling to parkrun this week, if you have to drive, please car share and most importantly, park considerately and sensibly.

Many thanks, we are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday! If you wish to bring cake to share, please do.

Donations to Deal Food Bank are gratefully received.

 

The Last Run of our First Year!

Walmer and Deal Seafront parkrun
Event number 53
14th September 2019

 

So many thank yous for a wonderful first year. The volunteer team has made it operate so smoothly, every week we have comments of how friendly and encouraging everyone is and it always lifts our hearts to hear it.

Our runners and walkers are the best, so patient at the beginning and have continued to be supportive all though the year.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Kerry & Dave

This week 222 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Melissa WALDEN • Rebecca GREW • Laura GUBBINS • Kerry DREW • Leon GOLDSACK • Maria MCGEORGE • Anwen DAVIES • Louise BURTON • Travus WRAIGHT • Anthony LUCAS • Amandine LUCAS • Brenda CRAFT • Millie WRAIGHT • Oliver WRAIGHT • Rachel GOEBE • Abi COLEMAN • Gina DOUGLAS • Chris CARTER • Peter NORTON • Laura HURSEY • Stephen WAKEFORD • Kitty FAIRWEATHER • Chantele RASHBROOK • Sarah JONES • Emma ASHBY • Judith OAKLEY • Andrew BRIND • Susan SUMMERS • Kirsty ALLEN • Kofi WAYMAN • Angie PRESCOTT • Amber BLACKWELL • Daniel HALL

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

The male record is held by Charlie BRISLEY who recorded a time of 15:33 on 30th March 2019 (event number 31).
The female record is held by Jill CLIFF who recorded a time of 18:52 on 20th April 2019 (event number 34).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jill CLIFF who recorded 87.81% (18:52) on 20th April 2019 (event number 34).

Walmer and Deal Seafront parkrun started on 15th September 2018. Since then 2,792 participants have completed 10,470 parkruns covering a total distance of 52,350 km, including 2,434 new Personal Bests. A total of 243 individuals have volunteered 1,532 times.

 

Walmer and Deal Seafront parkrun no 52

Thank you to everyone who ran this morning.

Well done to all our first timers this morning and also our tourists who came from Great Lines, Folkestone, Riddlesdown, Cranleigh, Halifax, Tooting Common, Nonsuch, Rushmoor, Ashton Court, and Bushy parkruns - phew!

Congratulations to Debbie and Steven for running their 50th too.

Thanks to our fantastic marshals especially this week for coping with manoeuvres of the trucks form the food fayre moving about on our route just as the run was starting.

Please let us know via our email - address on the home page or via our facebook page if you are free to come and volunteer next week.

OUR 1ST BIRTHDAY IS SOON APPROACHING!

Saturday 21st September is when we are celebrating our 1st Birthday. We cannot wait to celebrate with everyone. If you'd like to bring cake to share on the day, we will be very happy. We are having a theme and after the past week, it now seems very fitting. Our theme is Carry On parkrunning. If you are familiar with the Carry On films, then we are sure you will think of a great costume to wear on the 21st. If you aren't familiar with them, then we suggest you have a chat to Mum, Dad, Nanny or Grandad for some ideas. We will, of course, not be a naughty as the old films, times have changed, but we will have a nod to our lovely Barbara Windsor with a warm up before the run. No bikinis to be warn please! Also, it's a timely reminder with Barbara in mind to thank one of our parkrun supporters Alzheimer's Research UK. So let's make it a fun morning!
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See you all soon!!

This week 235 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Kevin BROWN • Hannah PERRIN • Leon GOLDSACK • Maria MCGEORGE • Louise BURTON • Jane WISBEY • Aisha AFFEJEE • Helen LUCAS • Henry BURTON • Brenda CRAFT • Louis BRINICOMBE • Bronwen LAFFERTY • Richard PORTEOUS • Rachel GOEBE • Gina DOUGLAS • Peter NORTON • Spencer GOLDING • Rebecca SIMCOX • Kitty FAIRWEATHER • Chantele RASHBROOK • Sarah JONES • Evangeline GOLDING • Kieran GOLDING • Diane WASH • Emma ASHBY • Andrew BRIND • Kirsty ALLEN • Kofi WAYMAN • Brian WASH • Neil BRINICOMBE • Angie PRESCOTT • Ellie MATTHEWS • Daniel HALL

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

The male record is held by Charlie BRISLEY who recorded a time of 15:33 on 30th March 2019 (event number 31).
The female record is held by Jill CLIFF who recorded a time of 18:52 on 20th April 2019 (event number 34).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jill CLIFF who recorded 87.81% (18:52) on 20th April 2019 (event number 34).

Walmer and Deal Seafront parkrun started on 15th September 2018. Since then 2,761 participants have completed 10,248 parkruns covering a total distance of 51,240 km, including 2,376 new Personal Bests. A total of 241 individuals have volunteered 1,497 times.

 

 

 

A very big, warm welcome back to WaDS parkrun for our 51st event.

We really didn't like cancelling, we missed you!

Well, what a week it's been, firstly a massive thank you to you all for your patience with us over the past week and half, it's been quite a time. We also hope you loved a bit of tourism elsewhere last week? We'd love to here about where you went to. We've had love sent to us from Margate, who sent it back with the Keeler family when they visited there last week.

Looking forward, we know 6 days is a long time in how a town works, but we hope for a clear course, but the problem does remain at the Walmer end of our course, so watch this space. The Food & Drink Festival is on next weekend at  Deal Castle, but again, the shouldn't affect us, but don't forget to visit them a little later on.

Our Team for September.

As you know we are very rich in volunteers, they have been amazing since we started and continue to grow in numbers. Don't let that put you off volunteering though, it's a wonderful thing to do every now and then, it's incredibly rewarding.

Our Volunteer coordinator for September is Louise, she won't be dressed quite the same way as our wonderful Anthony, he may lend her his pink hi-vis though. Big thanks to Anthony for being August's VC, it's a tough job, but he got it done.

Email in so Louise can see when you are free to volunteer. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/walmeranddealseafront/volunteer/

There are jobs that can be done as well as running, pacing is a perfect one to get credit for both running and volunteering, we are missing pacers from the 30+ minutes, so give it a go.

Another way to volunteer and run is by downloading the Volunteer app onto your phone, then if you are one of our faster runners, maybe you could consider barcode scanning with your phone after you have run? We seem to have our longer queues around the 25-30 minute mark.

Our 1st birthday is soon approaching!

Saturday 21st September is when we are celebrating our 1st Birthday. We cannot wait to celebrate with everyone. If you'd like to bring cake to share on the day, we will be very happy. We are having a theme and after the past week, it now seems very fitting. Our theme is Carry On parkrunning. If you are familiar with the Carry On films, then we are sure you will think of a great costume to wear on the 21st. If you aren't familiar with them, then we suggest you have a chat to Mum, Dad, Nanny or Grandad for some ideas. We will, of course, not be a naughty as the old films, times have changed, but we will have a nod to our lovely Barbera Windsor with a warm up before the run. No bikinis to be warn please! Also, it's a timely reminder with Barbera in mind to thank one of our parkrun supporters Alzheimer's Research UK. So let's make it a fun morning!
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We will of course celebrate by helping others and will be asking for donations for the Deal and Surrounding Areas Foodbank. We will collect on the 14th September and the 21st September. I will be in contact with them to find out what they are short of.

Photos.

We've finally worked out how to add photos to the run report, so if you want to share any photos weekly, we can add then to the report, which is usually completed by the Monday after parkrun. Send them to our usual email please. 'Photographer' is also a volunteer role, so if you'd like to take photos of our runners, please email in and we can add you to the roster.

On a more serious note, if you don't want your photo or your children's photos put onto our social media, please let us know and we will do our best to not include you. You may have noticed that the Newspaper report this week about the cancellation made it look like we had spoken to them, they included a photo too but we haven't spoken to the media at all, they were copied from our run report. So it's very important that we know if you don't want to be included, come and talk to us.

Thank you for all your support and understanding this week, we love our parkrun family.

 

Have a fabulous week, we will see you Saturday!

Keep on running!

Kerry x

Walmer and Deal Seafront parkrun
Event number 51
31st August 2019

This week 215 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Adam BEAMAN • Kevin BROWN • Kerry DREW • Leon GOLDSACK • Travus WRAIGHT • David SLUMAN • Dave DREW • Anthony LUCAS • Amandine LUCAS • Noah LUCAS • Helen LUCAS • Kevin GREGORY • Brenda CRAFT • Bronwen LAFFERTY • Gina DOUGLAS • Rebecca EDWARDS • Peter NORTON • Pat PARSONSON • Stephen WAKEFORD • Martin LORD • Rose PARSONSON • Chantele RASHBROOK • Nancy DOUGLAS • Sarah JONES • Emma ASHBY • James LORD • Andrew BRIND • Jill CLIFF • Kofi WAYMAN • Vanessa SHORT • Angie PRESCOTT • Claire LORD

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

The male record is held by Charlie BRISLEY who recorded a time of 15:33 on 30th March 2019 (event number 31).
The female record is held by Jill CLIFF who recorded a time of 18:52 on 20th April 2019 (event number 34).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jill CLIFF who recorded 87.81% (18:52) on 20th April 2019 (event number 34).

Walmer and Deal Seafront parkrun started on 15th September 2018. Since then 2,719 participants have completed 10,013 parkruns covering a total distance of 50,065 km, including 2,310 new Personal Bests. A total of 239 individuals have volunteered 1,464 times.

 

We Are Running Today!

We are good to go! A slightly revised route this morning so make sure you turn up early and listen to the pre run brief carefully.

Thank you everyone who has supported us this past week. We have the greatest team here and the loveliest parkrun family.

See you in an hour or so!

Kerry & Dave

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