Hoffman Club Members

When I first started this I was the only person at the time to be doing it and it had only been done by one other person before me (Roderick Hoffman – who had since visited some parkruns again). However when I moved from the UK to Australia, parkruns were fewer and far between than the UK so the speed at which I picked up new courses dwindled somewhat. This meant that others were able to both catch and surpass me in this challenge (I assume without knowledge of this, they just had the same epiphany moment as me!)

In the spirit of parkrun, well done to you all for getting there before me or being ahead of me in this charge. It was never really the challenge to be the first, rather just to achieve it for myself, so it takes nothing away from what I am trying to do.

The list of all of the current, former and potential future ‘Uber Tourists’ (with a course to run ratio of 1:1) can be found below:

HOFFMAN CLUB MEMBERS:

  1. Roderick Hoffman – Completed 50 in 50 on 02/03/2013 (Repeated on 16/03/2013 after 52 runs)
  2. Gregory Bailey – Completed 50 in 50 on 05/07/2014 (Repeated on 15/09/2018 after 251 runs)
  3. Morgan Daniels – Completed 50 in 50 on 15/08/2015
  4. Nigel Harding – Completed 50 in 50 on 29/08/2015
  5. Glenn Barden – Completed 50 in 50 on 06/02/2016
  6. Ashley Cowley – Completed 50 in 50 on 13/02/2016
  7. Antonio Gomes Da Costa – Completed 50 in 50 on 30/04/2016
  8. Iwona Kwidzynska – Completed 50 in 50 on 07/05/2016
  9. Mike Smith – Completed 50 in 50 on 23/07/2016
  10. Anique Da Costa – Completed 50 in 50 on 01/01/2017
  11. Angela Oldham – Completed 50 in 50 on 01/04/2017 (Repeated on 30/09/2017 after 65 runs)
  12. Max Hardy – Completed 50 in 50 on 13/01/2018
  13. Lee Hilton – Completed 50 in 50 on 13/01/2018
  14. Nelson Egas – Completed 50 in 50 on 07/04/2018
  15. Albie Bosch – Completed 50 in 50 on 21/04/2018
  16. Hywel Sedgwick – Completed 50 in 50 on 30/06/2018 (Repeated on 14/07/2018 after 50 runs)
  17. Daniel Sayer – Completed 50 in 50 on 14/07/2018
  18. Ramona Bharath – Completed 50 in 50 on 28/07/2018
  19. Sunil Soman Beni – Completed 50 in 50 on 11/08/2018
  20. Barbara Budin – Completed 50 in 50 on 25/08/2018
  21. Chris Dalton – Completed 50 in 50 on 08/09/2018
  22. Ben Jozefiak – Completed 50 in 50 on 15/09/2018
  23. Elise Heyns – Completed 50 in 50 on 03/11/2018
  24. Brian Nel – Completed 50 in 50 on 17/11/2018
  25. Zara Thomas – Completed 50 in 50 on 24/11/2018
  26. Duncan Anderson – Completed 50 in 50 on 08/12/2018
  27. Amanda Walls – Completed 50 in 50 on 22/12/2018
  28. Chris Darlaston – Completed 50 in 50 on 25/12/2018
  29. Denise King – Completed 50 in 50 on 01/01/2019
  30. Robert Clark – Completed 50 in 50 on 01/01/2019
  31. Karen Webb – Completed 50 in 50 on 12/01/2019
  32. Kieran Hughes – Completed 50 in 50 on 12/01/2019
  33. Julie Olson – Completed 50 in 50 on 09/02/2019
  34. Roger Thetford – Completed 50 in 50 on 16/02/2019
  35. Michael Charlton – Completed 50 in 50 on 16/03/2019
  36. Martin Pretorius – Completed 50 in 50 on 06/04/2019 (Repeated on 17/08/2019 after 61 runs)
  37. Hester Drake – Completed 50 in 50 on 20/04/2019
  38. Garikai Maidza Shoko – Completed 50 in 50 on 04/05/2019 (Repeated on 18/05/2019 after 51 runs)
  39. Margaret Jones – Completed 50 in 50 on 01/06/2019
  40. Michelle Steer – Completed 50 in 50 on 08/06/2019
  41. Ian Poole – Completed 50 in 50 on 15/06/2019 (Repeated on 06/07/2019 after 51 runs)
  42. Vijal Parmar – Completed 50 in 50 on 15/06/2019
  43. Priyakumarie Soman Beni – Completed 50 in 50 on 13/07/2019
  44. Jaclyn McGlasson – Completed 50 in 50 on 20/07/2019 (Repeated on 10/08/2019 after 52 runs)
  45. Nigel Milius – Completed 50 in 50 on 27/07/2019 (Repeated on 28/09/2019 after 57 runs)
  46. Ross Glen – Completed 50 in 50 on 10/08/2019
  47. Cameron Wilson – Completed 50 in 50 on 24/08/2019
  48. Beccy Jepson – Completed 50 in 50 on 31/08/2019
  49. Dean Van Der Lith – Completed 50 in 50 on 07/09/2019
  50. Folusho Olusanya – Completed 50 in 50 on 07/09/2019
  51. Tracey Alder – Completed 50 in 50 on 14/09/2019
  52. Andrew Lifford – Completed 50 in 50 on 05/10/2019
  53. Stuart Paul – Completed 50 in 50 on 26/10/2019
  54. Stephanie Short – Completed 50 in 50 on 26/10/2019
  55. Kirstie Dunbar – Completed 50 in 50 on 26/10/2019

BAILEY CLUB MEMBERS:

  1. Gregory Bailey – Completed 100 in 100 on 01/08/2015 (Repeated on 15/09/2018 after 251 runs)
  2. Morgan Daniels – Completed 100 in 100 on 05/11/2016
  3. Antonio Gomes Da Costa – Completed 100 in 100 on 16/09/2017
  4. Iwona Kwidzynska – Completed 100 in 100 on 30/12/2017
  5. Glenn Barden – Completed 100 in 100 on 01/09/2018
  6. Anique Da Costa – Completed 100 in 100 on 22/12/2018
  7. Sunil Soman Beni – Completed 100 in 100 on 13/07/2019
  8. Albie Bosch – Completed 100 in 100 on 13/07/2019
  9. Barbara Budin – Completed 100 in 100 on 14/09/2019
  10. Zara Thomas – Completed 100 in 100 on 19/10/2019

FULL BAILEY CLUB MEMBERS:

  1. Gregory Bailey – Completed 250 in 250 on 01/09/2018 (Repeated on 15/09/2018 after 251 runs)

POTENTIAL CLUB MEMBERS:

As well as the people who have achieved membership of the ‘Uber Tourist’ clubs, the following are in contention for membership, currently with a course to run ratio of 1:1:

Finally, a shout out also goes to the following, who are close to 1:1 ratios:

  • Leon Foster (only repeated 1 event within his first 3 runs back in 2010 before repeating again in 2019, with a run of 257 consecutive different events between those dates (completing 258 in 259))

I have no idea if any of the people listed will ever see this site, but congrats all and keep up the good travelling!

EXCLUSIONS:

Since the profile of the Hoffman Club has increased over the years, it has become inevitable that some people have strived to become members purely to tick off membership to a club that is unachievable for long-standing parkrunners. Tourism in parkrun is one of the great ways that runners can experience being part of a larger community, and is something that is encouraged by Hoffman Club members, however the transparency and honesty of a runner’s tourism is something that I feel is linked to the whole-hearted ethos of parkrun in general.

Many believe that the Hoffman Club members do not contribute to parkrun by not volunteering (which is untrue if you were to check profiles above), or that they run under multiple barcodes to ‘cheat’ the system (which again I can say is untrue for any of the Hoffman Club members I am personally in touch with). While I can say this with certainty for most members, it has come to my attention that fake profiles with different barcodes are indeed starting to appear, which damages the reputation of the group as a whole. Where identified, these individuals will not be listed above and will not be considered for inclusion into the Hoffman Club.