worthing parkrun event #203: 23rd October 2021

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The weather conditions were perfect as 429 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 60 were first-timers to Worthing.  The PB Bell was ringing today as 94 of you recorded new Personal Bests, great work.  There were 47 different running clubs that took part this morning.  We had a visit this week from the Foxy Ladies Running Club. It is always good to see you, and we certainly heard you !

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In terms of milestones, 50 was the magic number this week. Congratulations to

- Peter Bogar

- Joe Towler

- Lucianne Albrecht

- Liz Le Masurier

- Louise Burry

- Keith Ashall

- Rishenda Kuller

- Katy Marie Clarke

- Sandra Weston

Wear your red shirts with pride.

A special mention to our turnaround volunteer this week, who certainly up'd the fashion stakes for today.

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We often shine the spotlight on one of our volunteer roles, and this week, we want to talk about the 'Event Day Course Check'.   The Event Day Course Check involves checking the entire route is safe to use on the day.  We often struggle to find someone to do this role, which means that the Run Director does it.  If you walk, cycle or run from George V, then you can easily earn a volunteer credit before you even run.

Finally, the parkrun report is never complete without thoughts from Uncle Ramjam this week chasing fame....

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Today's event was made possible by 30 amazing volunteers:

Maureen STEPHENS • Matt OWEN • Lorraine WILSON • Chris SLOGGETT • Clare CLEAVER • Steven YOUNG • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Marilyn KEMP • Jamie DAWSON • Chris MCALEES • Ian SCHIFFER • Christopher TAMS • Rebecca MCALEES • Val SMITH • Sharon BELTON • Mike BELTON • Simon CLEAVER • Samantha BAKER • Natasha JONES • Biff BAKER • Ken HORN • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Laura HORTON • Annabelle OWEN • James BELTON • Margo HOLLINGDALE • Jasper SLOGGETT • Joe SHANAHAN • Iqi KULLAR

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

The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 16:59 on 16th July 2016 (event number 6).
The male record is held by Jake WIGHTMAN who recorded a time of 14:43 on 25th May 2019 (event number 150).
The Age Grade course record is held by Elspeth TURNER who recorded 96.22% (18:06) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 126).

Worthing parkrun started on 11th June 2016. Since then 11,252 participants have completed 77,317 parkruns covering a total distance of 386,585 km, including 13,748 new Personal Bests. A total of 774 individuals have volunteered 5,775 times.

 

 

worthing parkrun event #202: 16th October 2021

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It was a rainy start at #worthingparkrun number 202 as the pre-event set up team (pictured above) took shelter (somehow) from the rain.

This week 328 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

This week Claire Wallace (pictured below) and Ian Foster celebrated their 50th run milestone - congratulations to you both.

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A huge congratulations also to Michael Rix; while he has run 380 - yes 380 parkruns! Today Michael celebrated his 100th Worthing parkrun.  An amazing commitment Michael, congratulations.

Now, we often shine a spotlight on our amazing volunteers in the parkrun report, and today, there is no doubt that we need to celebrate the contribution made this morning by Freddie (aged 11) and Bertie (aged 9).  Their energy, passion, enthusiasm and sheer joy at being involved in the event, is a reminder to us all that parkrun is not just about the running.  Thank you Freddie & Bertie, you were simply amazing today.

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And our final thoughts for this week are with Uncle RamJam, never be intimidated by the shirt, it's the taking part that counts!

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We hope you all enjoyed this morning, and thank you as always for making Worthing parkrun so special. To all of you running tomorrow's Great South Run we wish you the very best of luck.

To view a gallery of the photos that were taken today view our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/worthingparkrun

or Twitter

https://twitter.com/worthingparkrun

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Doris MILLS • Duncan ANDERSON • Colin TURNER • Pete OKINES • Belinda ROBINSON • Steven YOUNG • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Dana GARDINER • Claire WILSON • Jamie DAWSON • Chris MCALEES • Mark FUHRMANN • John ROBINSON • Les PEARCE • Clare KENNARD • Ian SCHIFFER • Christopher TAMS • Val SMITH • Sharon BELTON • Mike BELTON • Chiara BALLARD • Chris Cheesy HUTCHINSON • Ken HORN • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Helen COLLIS • James BELTON • Margo HOLLINGDALE

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

The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 16:59 on 16th July 2016 (event number 6).
The male record is held by Jake WIGHTMAN who recorded a time of 14:43 on 25th May 2019 (event number 150).
The Age Grade course record is held by Elspeth TURNER who recorded 96.22% (18:06) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 126).

Worthing parkrun started on 11th June 2016. Since then 11,192 participants have completed 76,888 parkruns covering a total distance of 384,440 km, including 13,654 new Personal Bests. A total of 767 individuals have volunteered 5,742 times.

 

worthing parkrun event #201: Saturday 9th October 2021

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What a glorious morning for a worthing parkrun.

This week 310 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

Despite the sunshine, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Worthing parkrun this morning.

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Heidi CHRISTMAS celebrated her 100th parkrun this morning, while Lana CHRISTMAS celebrated her 50th volunteering milestone this morning, and wait who is that barcode scanning? Could it be Haydyn CHRISTMAS! Lots to celebrate hope you all enjoyed the sunshine.

Today Tom NINER was our first male runner with a time of 16:20, and Sarah FLANAGAN our first female runner at 19:23.  Great job both of you!

The Worthing parkrun never feels complete without our animation of the morning from Uncle Ramjam; thank you enjoy that wristband Uncle Ramjam!

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We hope you all enjoyed this morning and thank you as always for making Worthing parkrun so special.  To all of you running tomorrow's Worthing 10k we wish you the very best of luck.

To view a gallery of the photos that were taken today view our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/worthingparkrun

or Twitter

https://twitter.com/worthingparkrun

Today's event was made possible by 34 AMAZING volunteers:

Maureen STEPHENS • Jim TURNER • David FORSHAW • Belinda ROBINSON • Abigail LINK • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Julie DAY • Paul REECE • Dana GARDINER • David ROGERS • Marilyn KEMP • Jamie DAWSON • Chris MCALEES • Lana CHRISTMAS • John ROBINSON • Clare KENNARD • Ian SCHIFFER • Catherine KEYS • Val SMITH • Sharon BELTON • Alan BOXALL • Mike BELTON • Ian FOSTER • Andrea GOULD • Sue WARWICK • Tim MILLER • Biff BAKER • Dixon Maurice DILLEY • Hayden CHRISTMAS • Ken HORN • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Helen COLLIS • James BELTON

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

The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 16:59 on 16th July 2016 (event number 6).
The male record is held by Jake WIGHTMAN who recorded a time of 14:43 on 25th May 2019 (event number 150).
The Age Grade course record is held by Elspeth TURNER who recorded 96.22% (18:06) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 126).

Worthing parkrun started on 11th June 2016. Since then 11,156 participants have completed 76,560 parkruns covering a total distance of 382,800 km, including 13,607 new Personal Bests. A total of 767 individuals have volunteered 5,714 times.

 

worthing parkrun event #200: 2nd October 2021

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Well done to everyone who braved the elements and joined us to celebrate our 200th worthing parkrun and parkrun’s 17th birthday.

It was great to see 364 people run, jog or walk the course, great to see so many of you in fancy dress. This morning 26 of you were new to Worthing parkrun, and 53 of you recorded new Personal Bests, with 32 different running clubs taking part.

During the week and as a build-up to our special 200th parkrun, we asked how parkrun made you feel.  Here's a sample of some of your comments, thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts.

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Some special shout out’s for this morning;

  • Lloyd PALMER, congratulations on your 100th parkrun; wear your black shirt with pride!

Lots of people celebrating their 50th parkrun this week

  • Joe MILLARD
  • Elliot CRATHERN
  • Sarah PALMER
  • Jeremy RANDELL
  • Hayden CHRISTMAS, this weekend Hayden has a double celebration as tomorrow he will be marking his 50th volunteering milestone.

Thank you for the Chocolates Hayden !

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Sticking with our fantastic volunteer tribe this week. Ben & Sue SWANN will celebrate the 50th time of sorting tokens with worthing parkrun. A fantastic achievement and equates to about 20,000 tokens that they have sorted for worthing parkrun - you guys are amazing.

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To view a gallery of the photos that were taken today view our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/worthingparkrun

or Twitter

https://twitter.com/worthingparkrun

Today’s event was made possible by 32 amazing volunteers:

Duncan ANDERSON • Pete OKINES • Lesley CARD • Belinda ROBINSON • Chris SLOGGETT • Paul WOODCOCK • Ian MACARA • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Julie DAY • Roy BARRACLOUGH • Claire WILSON • Marilyn KEMP • Jamie DAWSON • John ROBINSON • Clare KENNARD • Ian SCHIFFER • Karen MEALING • Val SMITH • Sharon BELTON • Mike BELTON • Chris Cheesy HUTCHINSON • Susan KIMPTON • Rhiannon PADGETT • Biff BAKER • Ken HORN • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Alison CHAPLAIN • Helen COLLIS • James BELTON • Margo HOLLINGDALE • Jasper SLOGGETT

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

The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 16:59 on 16th July 2016 (event number 6).

The male record is held by Jake WIGHTMAN who recorded a time of 14:43 on 25th May 2019 (event number 150).

The Age Grade course record is held by Elspeth TURNER who recorded 96.22% (18:06) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 126).

Worthing parkrun started on 11th June 2016. Since then 11,132 participants have completed 76,250 parkruns covering a total distance of 381,250 km, including 13,554 new Personal Bests. A total of 763 individuals have volunteered 5,680 times.

We like stats here at worthing parkrun HQ, today saw us go over 76,000 finishers at Worthing since we started back in 2016;  I wonder how long it will take us to hit 100,000

 

worthing parkrun event #199 25th September 2021

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It was a tad drizzly at worthing parkrun #199 this morning but great to see 378 people run, jog or walk the course. This morning 39 of you were new to Worthing parkrun, with 18 complete first-timers to parkrun; welcome to the parkrun tribe. And 54 of you recorded new Personal Bests today; congratulations.

Some special shout out’s for this morning;

  • David CURTIS, congratulations on your 100th parkrun
  • Nick CHAMBERS, congratulations on your 50th parkrun

Wear your black and red t-shirts with pride.

Our weekly volunteer focus is on the role of the number checker. The number checker is responsible for recording (but not correcting) discrepancies that may arise between the timer and the numbers given out. Throughout the run, they record data between the Timekeeper and Finish Token volunteers. It's a key role that helps the results processing each week. If you want a role that keeps you moving while volunteering, then give number checking a go!

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As a gentle reminder, all parkrun events operate under the COVID-19 Framework; all of us, both volunteers and runners, have a role in ensuring some simple and basic etiquette. Let's talk about spitting; participants should not spit anywhere on the course, and that includes the funnel folks.

Next week is our 200th parkrun; this is your chance to get creative. We know how much you all love a spot of dressing up. For our 200th parkrun, the fancy dress theme is 'How Worthing Parkrun Makes Me Feel'. We will have cameras at the ready.

Enjoy your week folks.

 

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

 

Duncan ANDERSON • Jo SQUIRE • Belinda ROBINSON • Nicola HAWKINS • Mark DAVIES • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Marilyn KEMP • Chris MCALEES • Lana CHRISTMAS • John ROBINSON • Ian SCHIFFER • Lynn HORTON • Victoria DALTON HORNER • Val SMITH • Sharon BELTON • Alan BOXALL • Mike BELTON • Sue JONES • Ken WILLO • Chris Cheesy HUTCHINSON • Ella DALTON-HORNER • Wayne DUMBLETON • Hayden CHRISTMAS • Ken HORN • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Helen COLLIS • Nicola BURTT • Gail PECK • Flynn DALTON-HORNER • Christine LAW • Ricky HORSCRAFT • Diana SAYERS • James BELTON

 

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

 

The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE, who recorded a time of 16:59 on 16th July 2016 (event number 6).

 

The male record is held by Jake WIGHTMAN, who recorded a time of 14:43 on 25th May 2019 (event number 150).

 

The Age Grade course record is held by Elspeth TURNER who recorded 96.22% (18:06) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 126).

 

Worthing parkrun started on 11th June 2016. Since then, 11,106 participants have completed 75,886 parkruns covering a total distance of 379,430 km, including 13,494 new Personal Bests. A total of 762 individuals have volunteered 5,648 times.

 

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