June 30, 2018 – parkrun #71

For parkrun #71, our 8:00am start was appreciated by everyone who came out to run & walk this morning. Mansfield along with much of the country is dealing with the sizzling temperatures. Hey, its summer in Ohio this is what we expect, warm & humid conditions.

With forty five participants, including jr. runners who came out to run with parents & friends, youngsters who got the pleasure of being out on the trail in strollers, our walkers & runners plus our one barkrunner Lucy, it was a great morning for parkrun.
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Mark Craig & Tom Priess came to run & visit with us this morning. Mark is from England & his parkrun is Milton Keynes. Tom was in from Michigan & his parkrun is Livonia. As Tom was over in Canton to visit family, he decided to give Mansfield's parkrun a go & go he did. Tom came across the finish line first with a time of 18:18! Considering the humidity & the temps in the mid 70's, it was quite an achievement. Candice Cochran was a first timer who joined us from Galion. Candice said she enjoyed parkrun & that we'd see her again.
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We welcomed four new friends to our volunteer roster this morning. Logan Montgomery who has run parkrun in the past with his Mom, decided this was the week to help instead. Logan, passed out finish tokens & gave everyone High Five's & words of encouragement as they came across the finish line.
Dave Falquette & Stana Shogren were our tailwalkers & Ed Thigpen was photographer. Thanks to them & our devoted crew for making #71 parkrun possible.
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This week 45 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 2 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Linda KLINE • Sharon KOCHHEISER • Chris SCHOLL • Jon FULWIDER • Logan MONTGOMERY • Bob KLINE • Nelson SHOGREN • Stana SHOGREN • Hudson CULP • David FALQUETTE • Edward THIGPEN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Mansfield OH parkrun Results Page.

 

#70 June 23, 2018

Waking up to pouring rain may have kept many parkrunners under the covers today! The parkrun fairies were in our favor, though, as the skies cleared for the 8- 9 hour with the rain resuming shortly afterward.

A big welcome to our first timers - Brennan, Kari, Carrie, Kate and Jackie! Thanks for joining us and we hope to see you back soon.

Briana, Diana, Sara and Monica turned in personal best times today. Great job!

We had three barkrunners join us today with one traveling from North Carolina for the occasion!

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Jon FULWIDER, Kevin HORRIGAN, Lisa JACKSON, Linda KLINE, David MILLER, Catherine PERHALA, Karyl PRICE, Nelson SHOGREN, Steve CRANE, Karen CRANE.

Complete event results can be found here:

http://www.parkrun.us/mansfieldoh/results/latestresults/

 

parkrun #69 June 16, 2018

We were happy to see so many dad's on the trail. What a fun way to start the weekend. We hope you all had a Happy Father's Day!

There were eight parkrunners with personal best times despite the heat and humidity. Catherine was first female and had a personal best time! Congratulations to Catherine, Sarah, Tamara, Gary, David, Jerusha, Jubilee and Laneace! And a big welcome to first timers John and Lindsay. We hope you had a good experience and that we'll see you again very soon.

We are very grateful for our wonderful volunteers:
Jon FULWIDER, Dylan HUNTER, Linda KLINE, Bob KLINE, Karyl PRICE, Adrienne RANDALL, Amanda STANFIELD, Steve CRANE and Karen CRANE.

Dylan was our first runner in and he then helped as scanner. Thanks, Dylan. We're happy to see you at parkrun after track season is over. Our newest - and youngest- volunteer was Karyl's granddaughter, Abbey. Thanks for making our course so colorful and we look forward to seeing you again!

Please consider volunteering. It's easy to do and there is plenty of training/ help / support. To volunteer, either speak with a volunteer at parkrun, comment on the Mansfield OH parkrun Facebook page or email mansfieldohhelpers@parkrun.com.

We keep the roster updated on the website so you can also check out current volunteer openings there.

http://www.parkrun.us/mansfieldoh/futureroster/

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Have you joined the parkrun USA facebook group? Lots of info to be found there as well as the official details of the parkrun cup.
Join the group and check it out!

We are participating this week in the parkrun Cup, modeled after the Soccer World Cup. Points are earned with certain achievements, not just the fastest or most runners at each US parkrun (though those do factor into the totals).

Ways to earn points:
-Attendance and Volunteers – Everyone counts so please bring a friend!
-Brand New Volunteers – Now is the time to try volunteering - it's easy and fun! Extra points if you're a first time volunteer.
-Milestone shirts earned – junior runners running their 10th run,
and anyone nearing their 50th -Mike- as this is a four week challenge! (though we need to make it out of the first week to continue to week two so pay attention to the other ways to earn points :)). 25 volunteer efforts also count here! We love our volunteers.
-Age Diversity – points count for youngest and oldest registered runners. Kids bring your parents and grandparents!
Speed Diversity – Any cross country runners or folks needing tempo workouts? Please join and run your fastest - and bring all of your walking friends as the parkrun with the biggest difference between fastest times and slowest times get points.
-PB’s – Personal bests get points. Yes, it's hard to do in the heat of summer, but we do start at 8:00 AM!
-2nd Timers – Please encourage anyone who has tried parkrun once to give it another go as points are given for those who show up a second time. John and Lindsay, will we see you on 6/23?
-Course Records and Age Group records – Again, hard to do in summer but why not give it a try? Check out the current records on the results page on the website.

Age category winners can be found under the results tab on the website.

http://www.parkrun.us/mansfieldoh/results/agecategoryrecords/

Our current course records:
Female record holder: Ashley HEESTAND - 20:24 - Event 42 (25/11/17)
Male record holder: Aj WEST - 16:45 - Event 26 (29/07/17)
Age graded record holder: Steve CRANE - 85.25 % - 19:19 - Event 63 (28/04/18)

If you have yet to join the parkrun USA Facebook group, please do so!

See you Saturday!

Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Mansfield OH parkrun Results Page.

http://www.parkrun.us/mansfieldoh/results/latestresults/

Join us at Relax, It's Just Coffee for post event conversation!

Happy parkrunning,
Karen

 

parkrun #68 June 2, 2018

Remember parkrun is cancelled June 9, 2018. Please consider volunteering or running / walking in the Kingwood 5K.

https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Mansfield/KingwoodCenter5K

Congratulations to Bob Parnisari on his 25th parkrun today!
Great job, Bob!

There were nine parkrunners with personal best times.

Check out the latest results here:

http://www.parkrun.us/mansfieldoh/results/latestresults/

REMINDERS: With the warmer weather, you might consider bringing a water bottle. There are two drinking fountains, one in the park pavilion building & one outside the pavilion that also has a place for your pet to get a drink.

With the rain that we've had in the last couple of weeks, the mosquitos are plentiful. Take the precautions that work for you.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen:Steve CRANE, Karen CRANE, Hudson CULP, Jon FULWIDER, Sharon KOCHHEISER, Amy MYERS, Karyl PRICE, Adrienne RANDALL, Ann ROBINSON

Again,there will be no parkrun on SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2018. We'll see you on the trail June 16th at 7:55 for the run briefing!

 

May 26, 2018 – parkrun #67

We kicked off parkrun #67 by having our pre-run briefing outside the building once again. The weather was warm & with folks mingling outside, it felt like this was the way to begin our morning. We enjoyed having 41 runners, walkers, kids in strollers & a couple of our favorite dog buddies, Random & Lucy joining us today.

We had a few visitors in for the holiday weekend. Alycia Kennedy & Dan Richards decided to take a road trip from the Boston area to Cedar Point this weekend. Before they headed up to Sandusky to ride the coasters, they made a stop in Mansfield to get in a parkrun. We enjoyed meeting them both & we're sure they had a great time with all the coasters & other rides at Cedar Point. Dan was also the first across the finish line this morning, with Ashley Heestand who was in visiting from Chicago right on his heels. It was an exciting finish.  Corey Black came with his Dad Brad Black to give parkrun a try. Lisa Kelsay who was in visiting from Chicago, came out to run with us as she does when she's in town. Brice Dobler & Cristine Masters, along with their little one who enjoyed his ride in a stroller came to give parkrun a whirl from the Columbus area. It was great having all the visitors in this weekend; along with our local group of loyal, friendly parkrunners.

After folks came off the trail, we enjoyed yummy baked goods that were handcrafted by Caherine Perhala. She did up cupcakes & cutout cookies in celebration of Ann Robinson's B-day.   There were parkrun logo cookies along with a dog face, dog bone & a paw print to celebrate Ann's canine companion  V & other pups that come each week to walk & run the trail with their parent's. Thank you Catherine.
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We had quite a few PB's this week. So a big shout out to the following: Max Nwosu, Catherine Perhala, Scott Neff, Stephanie Mulherin, Claire Holloway, Mike Bair, Kadesha Shumer, Odelia Thigpen, Dave Falquette & Angela Rosato. Congrats to all of you!

REMINDERS: With the warmer weather, you might consider bringing a water bottle. There are two drinking fountains, one in the park pavilion building & one outside the pavilion that also has a place for your pet to get a drink.

With the rain that we've had in the last couple of weeks, the mosquitos are plentiful. Take the precautions that work for you.

We'll be having postrun coffee at Relax It's Just Coffee on Saturday June 4, 2018. Please come join us for a coffee & baked good

There will be no parkrun on SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2018. Kingwood Center will be having their 5k that Saturday and will be using the bike trail.

Thanks following folks who volunteered this week to make parkrun possible: Karen CRANE • Steve CRANE • Linda KLINE • Chris SCHOLL • Jon FULWIDER • Bob KLINE • Kevin HORRIGAN • Adrienne RANDALL • Hudson CULP
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Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Mansfield OH parkrun Results Page.

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