Worthing parkrun Event # 175 30th November 2019

 

The weather, although significantly drier than last week, was decidedly chilly this morning. Trying to keep the finish funnel away from the damaged grass, caused last week, was the challenge set for our band of volunteers on Pre-event setup this morning. Great job guys.

This week 394 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

Milestones

Our congratulations go to the following;

Paul MARTIN, completed his 100th parkrun, while Mark KEMP, Maurice DILLEY, Rob THORLEY, Steve TUPPER and Sandra YOUNG were all taking part in their 50th parkrun.

Also hitting his 50th was junior runner, Ethan NEALE. Ethan only started ‘parkrunning’ on 3rd November 2018 and has PB’d six times going from 25:03 in his first parkrun to 19:45, achieved a couple of weeks ago. Thanks go to his Mum who brings him along each week.

 

There were ‘milestones’ amongst our volunteers as well this week. We recognise people when they have volunteered on 50 separate occasions at Worthing, and this week our thanks and congratulations went to Clare KENNARD, who was out marshalling at the ‘Burlington’. Thanks Clare for all your support

 

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Steve EASTTY • Emma COOPER • Des ADEY • Nicola HAWKINS • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Julie DAY • Claire PRETTY • Ed WAIN • Clare KENNARD • Stephen COLLETT • Stuart BAULK • Sharon BELTON • Alan BOXALL • Mike BELTON • Alison TAYLOR • Frank EASTTY • Ken WILLO • Helen BERETTA • Sandra GRANT • Haydn LE MANQUAIS • Chris SULLIVAN • Dixon Maurice DILLEY • Hayden CHRISTMAS • Leo CHRISTMAS • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Helen WINSER • Michael CARMODY • Dee ADEY

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 9,691 participants have completed 64,646 parkruns covering a total distance of 323,230 km, including 11,914 new Personal Bests. A total of 698 individuals have volunteered 4,887 times

 

 

Worthing parkrun Event #174. 23/11/19

Despite the atrocious conditions, the hardy souls at Worthing parkrun would not be deterred. Even in the driving rain, 357 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 43 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 wonderful volunteers who also braved the elements to ensure the event could go ahead. Our sincere thanks goes to:

Maureen STEPHENS • Steve EASTTY • Des ADEY • Belinda ROBINSON • Anne BRIND • Toby NISBET • Claire PRETTY • Dana GARDINER • Claire WILSON • Chris MCALEES • Ed WAIN • Paul MARTIN • John ROBINSON • Karen MEALING • Alan BOXALL • Mike BELTON • Carol BROWN • Dexter BROWN • Ken WILLO • Chiara BALLARD • William CRANFORD • Chris SULLIVAN • Tim MILLER • Dixon Maurice DILLEY • Ben NISBET • Sarah SIM • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Alex PRETTY • Helen WINSER • Dee ADEY

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 9,672 participants have completed 64,252 parkruns covering a total distance of 321,260 km, including 11,849 new Personal Bests. A total of 696 individuals have volunteered 4,858 times.

 

 

Run Report

Worthing parkrun
Event number 173
16th November 2019

Mercifully, the rain that had plagued us all week decided to ease off for this weeks parkrun. Although the torrential downpours we had seen had left the ground underfoot at the finish line very slippery – but nothing that a carefully positioned marshal couldn’t handle to warn the runners of the conditions as they charged to the finish line.

We decided to try out a ‘double’ funnel this week - Well, Duncan did to be precise. He had been dying to try it out for a while and today seemed a good day to give it a go! Despite some trepidation, it all seemed very straight forward, and although numbers weren't enough to cause us any issues this week, it will certainly help on some of our busier weeks.

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So everything was ticking (no pun intended) along nicely when, at 9.45am, a marshal called the Run Director to inform them that the Police were cordoning off a section of the promenade as an WWII bomb had been washed up on the shoreline! This meant that the normal course could no longer be completed. Not to be deterred, our hardy band of parkrunners, who were still out on the course, found a way to finish the course (although covered more than the usual 5K).

The Swan's Story

This week we asked a couple of familiar faces to share their parkrun story. Known to us as 'The Swan's', Sue and Ben both epitomise what parkrun is all about.

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Here's their short story

"We are walkers taking on a 1000 mile walking challenge with Country Walking magazine starting 1st January. Our walking helps us to deal with our health problems. I have had 2 strokes and have PTSD and Sue has Asthma.

We were advised to join our local Parkrun (we thought this was just for runners). So the first Saturday in January we joined Worthing parkrun walking. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The people were fabulous and made us feel really welcome. Soon we made new friends and even started jogging. It has been a great experience and so we started volunteering. Our favourite job is Token Sorting and we are now known as the 'Token Supremos' having sorted them out over 25 times . You can always find us sorting and having coffee and cake in the Coast café after a parkrun. Both of us have achieved our walking challenge earlier in the year and are now working on our PB’s and looking forward to our 50 milestone t-shirt.

It is a great thing to do and we want to keep being a part of it

Many thanks to all of you for your support. If you see us out on the course (at the back) please shout Go Swans ! "

We would like to say a huge thank you to both Sue and Ben for everything they do for us all at Worthing parkrun.

If you would like to share your parkrun story, then please contact us at worthing@parkrun.com

This week 405 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Steve EASTTY • Duncan ANDERSON • Jacky HOLMES • Des ADEY • Carol STANBRIDGE • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Julie DAY • Claire PRETTY • Chris MCALEES • Alex PRETTY • Sarah Jane HOLTAM • Karen MEALING • Catherine KEYS • Sharon BELTON • Mike BELTON • Samuel BALLARD • Ken WILLO • Chris SULLIVAN • Tim MILLER • Barbara BARRETT • Dixon Maurice DILLEY • Hayden CHRISTMAS • Leo CHRISTMAS • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Sara GIBB • Helen WINSER • Dee ADEY • Helen MILLER

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 9,626 participants have completed 63,895 parkruns covering a total distance of 319,475 km, including 11,818 new Personal Bests. A total of 689 individuals have volunteered 4,827 times.

 

 

 

Worthing parkrun Event number 172, 9th November 2019

After a week’s break it was business as usual at Worthing parkrun as we returned to enjoy some autumnal weather and welcomed 419 runners to one of the flattest, fastest courses on the parkrun map. There were 36 first timers, 62PBs and representatives from 40 different clubs.

First across the line this week was George DOLLNER with a PB of 15:26 – Congratulations George. He was closely followed by Paul NAVESEY (15:31) and Jack WOODS (15:50)

Milestones

We had a number of parkrunners celebrating milestones this week. Congratulations to you all

It was 50 up for Tim MILLER, David SCURR, John PURSGLOVE and Chris CONSTABLE,

The 100 milestone was achieved this week by Melissa LAZENBY

Volunteers

We also welcomed the ‘Natural Born Runners’ this week who helped to bolster our volunteer numbers by doing a ‘take over’. NBR are a Worthing based running community with a focus on trail running. You can find out more on their Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1797753623574176/

Thanks for all your support guys

Back in August we launched the ‘V’ Challenge, asking people to volunteer at least twice, in both a ‘Field’ and ‘Course’ role, in the period up to our 4th birthday in June 2020. Since August, we have had 167 different people volunteer, with 49% volunteering more than once. Thanks for your support, but please keep it coming!

This weeks event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

Helen HYDE • Steve EASTTY • Graham PARSONS • Belinda ROBINSON • Toby NISBET • Chris STAPLETON • Nina TULLY • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Claire PRETTY • Fiona PARAGPURI • Claire WILSON • Chris MCALEES • Ed WAIN • Peter SPICER • John ROBINSON • Michelle KYTE • Val SMITH • Alan BOXALL • Louise HOWARTH • Mike BELTON • Kelly O'HAIRE • Justin MOORE • Luke DUNNING • Stephen LINSCER • Chris SULLIVAN • Niki TULLY • Hayden CHRISTMAS • Leo CHRISTMAS • Erin SPICER • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Kayleigh POLLOCK • Jeremy ASTON • Jessica ELLIS • Meggie SPICER • Emma BAARS

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 9,590 participants have completed 63,490 parkruns covering a total distance of 317,450 km, including 11,774 new Personal Bests. A total of 685 individuals have volunteered 4,798 times.

 

 

Run Report

Worthing parkrun
Event number 171
26th October 2019

This week 367 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

John HENTY • David FORSHAW • Helen HYDE • Des ADEY • Belinda ROBINSON • Anthony MCCANN • Lee SPICER-HOWARD • Claire WILSON • John ROBINSON • Ian SCHIFFER • Sarah Jane HOLTAM • Karen MEALING • Alan BOXALL • Mike BELTON • Martin BALLARD • Samuel BALLARD • Vicki HEDGER • Jenny GAIN • Charlotte MCCANN • Hayden CHRISTMAS • Leo CHRISTMAS • Sue SWAN • Ben SWAN • Helen WINSER • Gail PECK • Dee ADEY • Jessica ELLIS • Olivia GREENHILL • Rebecca MCCANN • Harriet MCCANN

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 9,554 participants have completed 63,071 parkruns covering a total distance of 315,355 km, including 11,712 new Personal Bests. A total of 671 individuals have volunteered 4,762 times.

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