parkrun & GRL reports

parkrun organises free, weekly (Saturday 9am), 5km timed runs in the UK and around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

They are great for all abilities, from those just starting out to families of all ages, for the novice as well as the elite runner. Many Joggers regularly take part and volunteer with local events being hosted in Soham Village College (7.3 miles/16 min by car from Newmarket), Coldham’s Common (Cambridge, 11.7 miles/18 min), Fulbourn Hospital (12.6 miles/19 min), Cambridge (Milton Country Park, 12.9 miles/20 min),  Haverhill (15 miles/26 min), Bury St Edmunds (16.5 miles/23 min), Clare Castle (16.6 miles/31 min), Littleport (18.9 miles/32 min), Brandon Country Park (19.4 miles/24 min), Thetford (19.7 miles/25 min), Wimpole Estate (25.4 miles/36 min) and Great Cornard (25.6 miles, 51 min). Once registered you can enjoy them anywhere around the country, in fact around the world!  You are welcome to walk, jog or run these events according to your preference and level of fitness.

Another free weekly timed 5K that has now appeared on the local scene is Great Run Local (GRL), which starts at the bottom of Newmarket Heath’s Warren Hill on a Sunday at 11:15am; see: www.greatrunlocal.org/  There is also the option of a shorter 2.5K run for children and adults. The nearest alternative GRL courses are at Walsham-Le-Willows and Needham Lake, which start on Sundays at 9:00am and 9:30am respectively.

Newmarket Jogger and keen parkrunner Chris Aylmer has kindly offered to write a weekly report on how the Joggers have got on. Abbreviations:  PB = all-time parkrun personal best, cPB = course PB, YB = best parkrun time so far this year.

Newmarket Joggers parkrun results for 22nd Feb 2020

LOCAL VENUES:

Numbers to left of name: overall position/gender position
Brandon: Caroline MCINTOSH volunteer, thanks!
Cambridge (402 participants)
39           34           James Nicholas THOMSON 21:38
223         156         John BAILEY 29:24
Bury St Edmunds (241)
27           24           Neville CLARKE 23:33
39           35           Paul DOCKERILL 24:18
61           8              Ruth EBERHARDT 25:55
Thetford (307)
14           1              Elke HAUSLER  22:19 100th parkrun! 1st female finisher!
123         93           Chris AYLMER 29:40
Clare Castle (159)
8              8             James TWEED 21:28
22           19           Brian MUNNS 23:43
37           32           Adrian WHITTLE 25:07
42           2             Danielle JONES 25:17
62           51           Jim WITHERS 27:43
79           13           Kate WARBOYS 29:25
Coldham’s Common (243)
53           43           Richard JONES 22:42
182         47           Alexia SMITHSON 31:16 YB!
Phil BLUNDELL volunteer, thanks!
Soham Village College (127)
18           16           Adam MALTPRESS 25:37
31           27           William TAYLOR (J) 27:32 cPB!
45           8              Lynda MCCORMACK 29:34 cPB! YB!
73           16           Sarah LAST 33:46
86           24           Gillian GREEN 36:52
89           25           Pearl FAY 37:25
Fulbourn Hospital (109)
23           3              Eleanor BITHELL 25:06

TOURIST VENUES

Bedfont Lakes (208)
27           22           Henry HAMILTON 23:23
Bakewell (348)
216         76           Helen WASS 29:07 YB!
York (461)
76           7              Emma NEWMAN 23:03 YB!

FIRST IN AGE GROUPS: James Tweed 1st of 15; Elke Hausler 1st of 10 & 1st F of 159; Neville Clarke 1st of 9; Lynda McCormack 1st of 6.

NEXT BEST: Emma Newman 3rd of 24; Richard Jones 2nd of 14; Brian Munns 2nd of 12; Ruth Eberhardt 3rd of 16; Adrian Whittle 4th of 13; Adam Maltpress 4th of 12; Kate Warboys 4th of 11; James Thomson 6th of 16; Henry Hamilton 7th of 17; John Bailey 3rd of 7; Ellie Bithell 2nd of 4; Sarah Last 2nd of 4; William Taylor 2nd of 4; Gillian Green 3rd of 6.

Newmarket Joggers parkrun results for February 15th 2020

LOCAL VENUES:

Numbers to left of name: overall position/gender position
Cambridge (391 participants)
47           37           Richard JONES 22:26
74           58           Brian MUNNS 23:52
140         21           Danielle JONES 26:29
158         116         Malcolm OSBOURN 27:02 YB!
185         131         Jim WITHERS 27:57
226         50           Kate WARBOYS 29:16
235         159         John BAILEY 29:36
243         163         Chris AYLMER 29:48 (250th parkrun!)
311         97           Alexia SMITHSON 33:18
367         138         Jenny OSBOURN 38:09
Brandon Country Park (101)
16           16           Adam MALTPRESS 24:26
56           12           Bridget WALLWIN 30:30 cPB! YB! Moves up to Bronze standard!
Thetford (246)
27           2              Elke HAUSLER 22:11 YB! Moves up to Sapphire standard! (99 parkruns so far! Thetford next week?)
Clare Castle (163)
13           12           James TWEED 21:59
Littleport (146)
146         60           Christine WINDSOR 57:53 volunteer tail walker, thanks!
Coldham’s Common (318)
44           33           James Nicholas THOMSON 21:21
Soham Village College (116)
1              1              James SMITH 18:50 (First Finisher!)
9              9             Neville CLARKE 23:28
16           16            Tom ELTON 24:45 YB!
18           18           Adrian WHITTLE 24:57
24           22           Paul DOCKERILL 26:22 cPB!
37           6              Nicole SMITH 28:04
41           32           William TAYLOR (Jnr) 28:30 cPB! YB!
44           34           Giles MACROW 28:42
52           13           Lynda MCCORMACK 30:06 cPB! YB!
Fulbourn Hospital (143)
100         39           Sarah LAST 32:07 YB!
121         56           Gillian GREEN 35:51

TOURIST VENUES:

Flatts Lane [near Middlesborough, North Yorkshire] (75)
54           12           Alison MCKENZIE 30:56
Heslington [near York] (419)
108         13           Emma NEWMAN 23:36
Poolsbrook [near Chesterfield in Derbyshire] (243)
181         117         Jason BEVAN 33:51 YB!
Wimbledon Common [SW London] (427)
 Henry HAMILTON  volunteer helper, thanks!

FIRST IN AGE GROUPS: James Smith 1st of 11 & 1st of 116 overall; Elke Hausler 1st of 9 & 2nd F of 112; Emma Newman 1st of 7; Lynda McCormack 1st of 5; Nicole Smith 1st of 3; Jenny Osbourn 1st of 2; Neville Clarke 1st of 2.

NEXT BEST (by proportion): Richard Jones 2nd of 24; James Tweed 2nd of 20; Brian Munns 4th of 24; Tom Elton 2nd of 11; Kate Warboys 4th of 19; James Thomson 5th of 20; Adrian Whittle 3rd of 11; Malcolm Osbourn 3rd of 8; Danielle Jones 8th of 21; Paul Dockerill 5th of 11; John Bailey 4th of 8; Jim Withers 6th of 12.

Joggers in the Newmarket GRL on Sun 16th Feb @11:15 am

5K (31):

Name              Posn      Runs            Time         Age grade
Charles Jones     2             11           22:22         M 70.2%
Neville Clarke     3             10           23:56        M 69.2%
Alan Thornhill    18           19           30:45        M 56.8%
Lilly Basing (J)  20           9              31:04         F 56.8%
A great run by Charles Jones in 2nd place and by Neville Clarke in 3rd and a good age graded performance by Alan Thornhill. Junior Jogger Lilly Basing is showing a lot of courage, taking on the 5K distance and doing very well.

2K (22):

Name                       Posn        Runs        Time            Age Grade
Cerys Bithell (J)        1             18           08:49            F 66.7%
Harvey Thomas (J) 2              25           10:40 PB!     M 56.1%
Sianie Painter           5             41           11:50 PB!       F 56.3%
Lauren Bithell (J)    13           17           13:51  PB!       F 45.8%
Eleanor Bithell         14           22           13:55              F 41.7%
Well done Cerys on her great first finish and to Harvey in 2nd place with a new PB, along with PBs for Lauren and Sianie.

Thanks to the volunteers: David Merchant, James Plowman, Gaye Margarson, Sue Scargill, Helen Wass, Anna Mayhew, Paul Forshaw, Debbie Read, Chris Aylmer

Newmarket Joggers parkrun report for 8th Feb 2020

TOURIST VENUES:

Sale Water [Greater Manchester] (270 participants)
Numbers to left of name: overall position/gender position
221         81           Alexia SMITHSON 33:09

LOCAL VENUES:

Cambridge (440)
40           35           Richard JONES 22:06
49           5              Elke HAUSLER 22:28
93           76           Stephen COUSINS 24:12
234         167         John BAILEY 28:55
Bury St Edmunds (310)
2              2              Mark HAYWARD 18:20
38           32           Neville CLARKE  22:36
97           14           Ruth EBERHARDT 26:06
261         82           Rebecca HANNAH 35:19
Brandon Country Park (111)
1              1              James SMITH 17:53 cPB!
37           7              Nicole SMITH 27:21 cPB!
50           36           Malcolm OSBOURN 28:42
100         42           Jenny OSBOURN 38:00
Caroline McIntosh volunteer helper, thanks.
Littleport (176)
105         37           Christine WINDSOR 31:20
114         42           Sarah LAST 32:10
138         56           Gillian GREEN 35:08
Coldham’s Common (358)
7              61           Brian MUNNS 22:57
124         89           James Nicholas THOMSON  24:33 (with Norah in buggy) & volunteer helper, thanks.
196         124         Jim WITHERS 27:17
231         68           Sophie ADAMS 29:12 cPB!
Soham Village College (152)
44           36           Giles MACROW 28:19
57           10           Lynda MCCORMACK 30:14
68           14           Kate WARBOYS 31:00
106         37           Rachel ALLEN 38:05
Fulbourn Hospital (125)
78           57           Chris AYLMER 30:51

Coldham’s Common parkrun. Thanks to James Thomson for photo.

FIRST IN AGE GROUPS: Mark Hayward 1st of 16 & 2nd of 310 overall; Elke Hausler 1st of 10; Neville Clarke 1st of 10; James Smith 1st of 5 & 1st of 111 overall; Nicole Smith 1st of 4; Christine Windsor 1st of 3; Jenny Osbourn 1st of 2.

NEXT BEST: Richard Jones 3rd of 24; Stephen Cousins 2nd of 13; Brian Munns 2nd of 13; Ruth Eberhardt 4th of 21; Sophie Adams 4th of 15; Kate Warboys 3rd of 11; John Bailey 5th of 13; Lynda McCormack 2nd of 5; Jim Withers 2nd of 5; Giles Macrow 3rd of 6.

 

Newmarket GRL cancelled on 9th Feb 2020 due to high winds of Storm Ciara.

Newmarket Joggers parkrun Report for 1st Feb 2020

TOURIST VENUES

Numbers to left of name: overall position/gender position
Black Park parkrun [near Slough in Buckinghamshire] (766 participants)
1              1              James SMITH 17:29 cPB!
214         42           Nicole SMITH 26:40
Wormwood Scrubs parkrun [Hammersmith & Fulham, London] (100)
24           18           Henry HAMILTON 25:30
Clacton Seafront parkrun [Essex] (178)
2              2              Paul DOCKERILL 19:48
Hermanus parkrun [near Capetown in South Africa] (383)
11           3              Emma NEWMAN 25:00
64           18           Jan HOLMES 30:53
94           31           Sarah KINSTON 33:47 cPB!

Some notable performances at the tourist venues this week. Jimmy Smith was first finisher of 766 at Black Park, near Slough in Buckinghamshire, in a course PB of 17:29. He was also 1st of 36 in his age group. Jimmy is not a stranger to finishing first in parkruns…he’s done it 21 times out of 62 parkruns in all! Nicole Smith also had a good run at 7th of 58 in her age group and moved up from Bronze to Silver club standard with her 26:40 time. Furthest travelled were Emma Newman, Sarah Kinston and Jan Holmes who were on holiday in South Africa near Capetown and visited Hermanus parkrun. This was a busy parkrun with 383 runners and also very hot and hilly, climbing a fair gradient through a rough, wooded area. There were some nice pictures taken but I was too late saving them to file from the Strava feed and they had reverted to postage stamp size when uploaded to this page. Henry Hamilton tried out Wormwood Scrubs…not the prison and not a prison parkrun but an ordinary parkrun on the Scrubs….quite small for inner London with 100 runners. It was apparently very muddy, possibly explaining the slower time than normal. Not many people know (or care) but the 1908 London Olympic Marathon passed over Wormwood Scrubs on its way from Windsor Castle to the White City Stadium. Also it was Queens Park Rangers’ football ground in the late 1800s. It might come up in a pub quiz one day. Over at Clacton by the seaside, Paul Dockerill did well to finish 2nd overall in under 20 minutes and 1st in his age group.

LOCAL VENUES

Cambridge parkrun (416)
183         32           Alison McKenzie 28:13
221         161         Baz COLLEY 29:43
Bury St Edmunds parkrun (305)
63           7              Ruth EBERHARDT 25:32
Brandon Country Park parkrun (139)
31           25           Adam MALTPRESS 24:52
36           28           Iain PERRY 26:09
48           37           Malcolm OSBOURN 27:57
76           48           Chris AYLMER 30:30
Clare Castle parkrun (149)
7              7              James TWEED 21:42
Haverhill parkrun (49)
20           20           James Nicholas THOMSON (with Norah in buggy) 29:03
Coldham’s Common parkrun (351)
55           48           Richard JONES 22:17
77           68           Brian MUNNS 23:00
140         24           Danielle JONES 25:22
183         129         Jim WITHERS 27:14
278         87           Alexia SMITHSON 32:37
Soham Village College parkrun (187)
62           48           Giles MACROW 28:47
79           61           John BAILEY 31:06
96           71           Alan THORNHILL 32:45
107         28           Christine WINDSOR 34:26
114         34           Lisa WINNINGTON 36:25

FIRST IN AGE GROUPS: James Smith 1st of 36 & 1st of 766 overall; Alison McKenzie 1st of 21; Richard Jones 1st of 17; Paul Dockerill 1st of 7 & 2nd of 178 overall; Chris Aylmer 1st of 2.

NEXT BEST: Brian Munns 2nd of 17; Nicole Smith 7th of 58; James Tweed 2nd of 13; Ruth Eberhardt 3rd of 18; Emma Newman 2nd of 11; Jan Holmes 3rd of 16; Sarah Kinston 4th of 14; Lisa Winnington 4th of 13; Jim Withers 2nd of 6; Danielle Jones 7th of 17; Iain Perry 6th of 13; Tom Elton 10th of 20.

An excellent run by Alison McKenzie in her first parkrun of 2020, putting her 1st of 21 in her age group. Richard Jones continues to head his age group regularly, holding off Brian Munns in 2nd place. James Tweed put in a fast one at Clare Castle and climbs from Silver to Gold club standard. Well done all who ran.

Newmarket Joggers in the Newmarket GRL 2nd Feb 2020 @11:15am

5K: Charles Jones 21:57, 2nd of 63 overall;  Harvey Thomas (Junior Jogger) 27:01 cPB! 16th; Malcolm Osbourn 28:50, 25th; Sophie Adams 30:28, 32nd & 6th F of 18; Chris Aylmer 30:50, 35th; Jenny Osbourn 38:10, 46th & 10th F. Well done to all. Good to see Charles Jones on a great comeback after injury and also a fine PB by Harvey Thomas in only his second attempt at the full 5K.

2K: Cerys Bithell (Junior Jogger) 08:32 cPB!, 1st of 28 overall & 1st F of 14; Lauren Bithell 13:51 cPB! 11th & 5th F; Ellie Bithell 13:55, 13th & 6th F. Very well done by the Bithell family! The day after her big effort in the Anglian Schools Cross Country Championships, Cerys was back full of running and showing them all the way home. At last this course has kindly been measured for exactly 2K by David Merchant, so no wonder a few PBs today over this course. The age grade % figures for 2K runners should be accurate now. Thanks David.

Thanks to the volunteers: Debbie Read, James Plowman, David Merchant, Sue Scargill, Helen Wass, Sianie Painter, Gaye Margarson. Apologies for another one or two I forgot or don’t know the names of.

 

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Archived parkrun & GRL reports