run report #49 1/20/2018

It was 40 degrees warmer at today's start than the last time we ran parkrun - and today was just at the freezing mark. Layers came off and some sported shorts! The sun was shining and, though the snowy trail stopped any PB's, a good time was had by all as we celebrated a year of parkrunning. Mayor Timothy Theaker was on hand, though he says he is no match for College Park's mayor Patrick Wojahn, who has completed 29 parkruns to date. Maybe this is your year to join parkrun, Mayor Theaker!

Jon, likely to be our first homegrown 50 finisher, is being a good sport about the party hat!
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There were five first timers today - welcome to Barbara, Ashley, Caroline, Brittany and Vicki! We'll add Caroline to the results as soon as she registers. They all have now completed the most challenging run on the trail to date. Well done and we hope everyone returns next week!
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Congratulations to Linda Kline, one of our run directors, as she completed her 25th volunteer event today. Nelson Shogren braved the trail on his bike in his 10th volunteer effort. He was bike lead out on his way to being the turn around course marshall. Thanks to both of your for your continued support!

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We were fortunate to be able to meet in the park building post run and were delighted at 100% participation in the post run celebration!
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Many thanks to today's volunteers: Amy BARGAHISER, Steve CRANE, Karen CRANE, Kay HUNT, Linda KLINE, Bob KLINE, Karyl PRICE, Nelson SHOGREN, Mark ARNOLD

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Here's the link for this week's results:

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

Thanks for a fantastic first year!
Happy Anniversary to us!
See you next week!

 

parkrun CANCELLED for 1/13/18

parkrun is CANCELLED for 1/13/18 due to the road conditions and ice on the trail.

 

January 6, 2018 – #48

An amazing start to parkrun #48 with seven runners/walkers who came out to brave this winter morning. The temperature was zero and with the windchill, made it -12. With the sun shining it was bearable and gorgeous. Everyone was dressed for the weather. Karen Brink a parkrun regular and who is originally from the Buffalo area was ready. She said she had her feet wrapped in newspaper, then plastic bags over the paper, which were then  held together with rubber bands. On top of these layers she had warm socks and was ready to go.

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The pond at our parkrun is now frozen over and although there were a few ducks huddled together on the ice, they had their heads tucked into their bodies keeping warm and paid no attention to us.

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We thank all that came out this morning to make our #48 parkrun happen. Between the runners/walkers and our volunteers it was all possible.

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See the website for this weeks results.

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

We look forward to our first birthday celebration coming up on January 20th. Please plan to join us to wish Ohio's only parkrun a happy first birthday. We'd like to compile some thoughts on what parkrun means to you. A few words about what you have thought about our first year would be great. Maybe even a paragraph or two if your so inclined. We thank you in advance.

 

run report #47 Dec 30, 2017

Brrr.....  Cold temps and snow did not stop nine runners from taking to the trail for parkrun #47! 
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Many, many thanks to our super tough volunteers. They brought their handwarmers, their layers and their good spirits to Saturday's event. Special kudos to Jean as she took on triple duty by handing out the finish tokens, scanning and then sorting the tokens. Wow - great job for a first time volunteer! Also special mention to Steve and Sharon, who needed to have warm hands as photographer and timer. Karyl and Karen rounded out the crew as tail walkers. We are grateful to you all!
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Gretchen was enjoying the frosty temps and her first woman finisher status. Great job, Gretchen!
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Isaac did not let the cold deter him and was the first overall finisher.
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We are watching conditions closely for Saturday's event.
Please check back to see if we are going ahead or not. Please be safe and dress appropriately for any outdoor activities!

facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/mansfieldohparkrun/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mansfield.Y.runningclub/

parkrun website under news: http://www.parkrun.us/mansfieldoh/

Stay warm and safe,
Karen

 

run report #46 Dec 23, 2017

Welcome to the seven first time (ever) parkrunners! Sisters Hannah and Sarah, originally from Galion, were visiting for the holidays and decided to try out a parkrun. It didn't matter that it was 33 degrees and raining. Sarah's husband, Drew, learned of parkrun while researching things to do in Clermont. Sarah and Drew were visiting from Georgia while Hannah and her husband, Joel, were in town from Saskatchewan. You may be able to guess from the pics who was feeling the heat!
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We also welcomed three off season high school cross country runners. The weather did not disappoint this tough crew as they had cold rain, sleet and finally snow during their first parkrun adventure. Good job to all who showed up!
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Mary and Bruce are quickly becoming regulars and didn't let a little challenging weather stop them from showing up for a walk in the rain. Good to see you both!
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As always, we are most grateful to our amazing volunteers. parkrun would not exist without you! Many thanks for being out there in the cold, rain and snow. This weeks volunteers were Linda KLINE, Bob KLINE, Sharon KOCHHEISER, Amy MYERS, Karyl PRICE, Mary SIMPSON, Bruce SIMPSON, Amanda STANFIELD, Steve CRANE and Karen CRANE.
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Here is the link for a full listing of this weeks results -- http://www.parkrun.us/mansfieldoh/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=46

Please check the website news and facebook pages for updates if there are any questions regarding weather related changes.
Happy Running!

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