Run report – 2nd October 2021- Event No 376

Thanks again to Christine Rowley for todays run report:

17 YEARS OF PARKRUN

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and 5 volunteers took part in a free, timed 5k run in Bushy Park, London, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial. Today, exactly 17 years later, 256 participants and 17 volunteers assembled in West Park on an overcast and somewhat chilly morning to take part in our 376th event. Luckily, the rain held off long enough for everyone to get home and dry! Alex Duce led the way in his first parkrun, Lucie Tait- Harris took second place in her 95th.

In interviews this week parkrun founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, emphasised the role of volunteers. He commented that, at the beginning, it was all about how few volunteers would be needed for an event to take place. However, over the years it has become clear that volunteering is about much more than event logistics - and itself has a significant role to play in people’s health and well-being. Amazingly almost 60,000 of registered volunteers have never completed a parkrun. So if you know somebody who is not quite sure if they want to have a go - why not encourage them to come along as a volunteer. That way they can see what it’s all about. If they decide that they don’t want to run or walk, they will always be welcome as one of those (almost) 60,000 very necessary members of the parkrun community

Phil and the Gang

Not having a place in the London Wheelchair Marathon, Midlands runner and volunteer Philip Buckley decided that Wolverhampton parkrun was the next best thing. Quite right too! He and his mates took Wolverhampton by storm with a splendid wheelchair run finishing in 41.34 minutes.
I hope that they all enjoyed their well-deserved breakfast at the Newbridge afterwards.

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100 and counting..
No shout outs for milestone runs at the moment but Elizabeth Beardsmore and her 100 balloon made sure that she wasn’t missed out on her special occasion. She also has 17 volunteer credits and now she’s achieved this milestone, plans to get her 25 volunteer T shirt this year as well. Congratulations on both counts
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Congratulations also to Karen James who reached her 50th milestone today. No balloon, Karen so I didn’t spot you but if you have a pic- please post it

This week 256 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Dolly HEVER • David HENDY • Anne-Marie POWELL • Tina SMITH • Vicky MILLWARD • Martin NELLANY • Chris BAINES • Mary TURNER • Maggie BREWIN • John GOUGH • Richard SHEPPARD • Joy LEWIS • Christine ROWLEY • Sharon WRIGHT • Martine RANDLE • Grace HENDY • Sharon ELSON

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

The male record is held by Phil NICHOLLS who recorded a time of 14:42 on 8th June 2013 (event number 18).
The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 16:32 on 1st December 2018 (event number 297).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fred JONES who recorded 91.07% (16:48) on 4th September 2021 (event number 372).

Wolverhampton parkrun started on 2nd February 2013. Since then 11,538 participants have completed 93,180 parkruns covering a total distance of 465,900 km, including 17,133 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,219 individuals have volunteered 6,999 times.

 

Run Report 25th September – Run No 375

Another lovely late September morning saw slightly fewer runners and walkers than usual join us at Wolverhampton parkrun on 25 September.

Following our technical glitch with one of the scanning devices, the results have now been updated as best we can. Please have a look at the Wolverhampton parkrun results page and email us at wolverhampton@parkrun.com if your name is missing.

Congratulations to the newest members of the 10 club - Tanvi RANDHAWA, the 50 club – Lara LANGSTON and the 100 club - Jeff OAKLEY, Rose EDWARDS and Tom SLAWINSKI. Also thank you to Steve RAYNER who has now reached the milestone of 25 volunteering credits!

Looking ahead, good luck to a number of our regular parkrunners who are taking part in the London marathon next weekend!

This week 260 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

David NORMAN • Lisa EARDLY • Steve RAYNER • Clive JUKES • Leny HALL • Nerys JONES • Vicky MILLWARD • Martin NELLANY • Chris BAINES • Maggie BREWIN • Kevin JEAVONS • John GOUGH • Richard SHEPPARD • Joanne FIELD • Sandeep RANDHAWA • Louise CLARKE • Emily WOODBERRY • Isobel CLARKE • Sharon WRIGHT • Sharon ELSON • E GRACE • Phillip ROWLEY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wolverhampton parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Phil NICHOLLS who recorded a time of 14:42 on 8th June 2013 (event number 18).
The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 16:32 on 1st December 2018 (event number 297).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fred JONES who recorded 91.07% (16:48) on 4th September 2021 (event number 372).

Wolverhampton parkrun started on 2nd February 2013. Since then 11,517 participants have completed 92,924 parkruns covering a total distance of 464,620 km, including 17,090 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,219 individuals have volunteered 6,982 times.

 

Run Report 18th September 2021 – Event 374

A massive thank you to our volunteers on Saturday, including the wonderful Mildred, pictured here.

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And congratulations to our milestone runners this week:

Val McIntosh (100)
Victoria Smith (50)
Kate Harvey (50)
Gareth Briggs (50)

Wear your milestone shirts with pride!

Wolverhampton parkrun
Event number 374
18th September 2021

This week 318 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Dominic KEMP • Ben MESCAM • Helen KELLY • Tim RICHARDSON • Amy LEAVER • Luke CARPENTER • Alan JONES • Vicky MILLWARD • Jenny OSBORNE • Clare DENNER • Tim LLOYD • Mark CHARLTON • Maggie BREWIN • Andrew OSBORNE • Rachael LEO • Robert LEE • Martyn PITT • Vedder OSBORNE • Sharon WRIGHT • Trevor FLETCHER • Sharon ELSON • Rebecca WALLACE

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

The male record is held by Phil NICHOLLS who recorded a time of 14:42 on 8th June 2013 (event number 18).
The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 16:32 on 1st December 2018 (event number 297).
The Age Grade course record is held by Fred JONES who recorded 91.07% (16:48) on 4th September 2021 (event number 372).

Wolverhampton parkrun started on 2nd February 2013. Since then 11,494 participants have completed 92,664 parkruns covering a total distance of 463,320 km, including 17,056 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,217 individuals have volunteered 6,960 times.

 

Parkrun report 21st Aug 2021

Hello all,

A good spirited but very wet Parkrun today. All of the volunteers were amazing, especially as they were getting soaked. Many great performances and good to see Parkrun once again being enjoyed by so many on a Saturday morning! There were lots of soggy paper barcodes today, certainly made me think it might be worth investing in a waterproof one.

Until next time!

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Giovanna COOPER • Gillian NEALE • Dominic KEMP • Russell BLAIR • Tim RICHARDSON • Amy LEAVER • Emily HODGKISS • Ben RAWLINGS • Penelope LADD • Vicky MILLWARD • Lynda HIGGINS • John LEES • Clare DENNER • Philip EVANS • Samantha PARKER • Maggie BREWIN • David PARKER • Tracy CRESSWELL • Sharon WRIGHT • Claire OAKLEY • Beverley COLLINS • Bobby SINGH • Sharon ELSON

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

Regards, Phil
On behalf of the Parkrun leadership team

 

Run Report 14 August 2021

We don't get the opportunity in the briefing to thank the volunteers or mark any notable runs, so:

A big THANK YOU to everyone who gave up their Saturday morning run to help out

And CONGRATULATIONS to:

Simon Morris - 50 runs
Kevin Jeavons - 100

As organisers can we ask one favour of you - to alter your 'profile' to opt in to e-mails from Wolves parkrun. That will expand our database when we need to send out requests for volunteers. All you need to do is log into your profile and click 'e-mail options'.

This week 325 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Giovanna COOPER • Dominic KEMP • Rachel PARKINSON • Tim RICHARDSON • Vicky MILLWARD • Martin NELLANY • Christopher STOCKING • Tracy CRESSWELL • Ameena KHAN • Helen JENKINS • Christine ROWLEY • Ben CROOT • Robert LEE • Lorraine Susan WASSELL • Nick HILL • David LANGFORD • Hazel FLATLEY • Sharon WRIGHT • Sondesh KUMAR • Andrea SADLER • Sharon ELSON

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

The male record is held by Phil NICHOLLS who recorded a time of 14:42 on 8th June 2013 (event number 18).
The female record is held by Hayley CARRUTHERS who recorded a time of 16:32 on 1st December 2018 (event number 297).
The Age Grade course record is held by Penelope Jane BARBER who recorded 90.62% (20:15) on 17th December 2016 (event number 198).

Wolverhampton parkrun started on 2nd February 2013. Since then 11,312 participants have completed 91,139 parkruns covering a total distance of 455,695 km, including 16,815 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,202 individuals have volunteered 6,848 times.

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