The summer has at last arrived and all that mud has finally dried up.
350 runners and walkers enjoyed the sunny conditions.We welcomed 24 first timers to Andover and for 18 of you your very first ever, I hope you all enjoyed it.
The dry conditions meant that 65 of you achieved a new personal best.
Thank you to the amazing team of volunteers who made everything run like clockwork.
This weeks milestone achievers were Cheryl Angell and Jordan Davies earning their black 100 t-shirts.Mason Askew,Joe Franklin and Kirsten Hill earned their red 50 t-shirts.
Well done to all those parkrunners who took part in events at the weekend.I was at Southampton and it was great to see so many Andover parkrunners running,supporting and volunteering .
See you all again Saturday
Good weather for running today, a big foggy but cool with no wind. Best of all the mud is slowly disappearing. This week 289 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Well done to everyone who achieved a PB today. Big thank you to the amazing 17 volunteers who make this event possible. From cheering everyone on to collecting the results afterwards they truly are the heart of the parkrun. Volunteers this week were: Janice Cook • Ian Oldacre • Lewis Jones • Colin Stokes • Malcolm Stone • Ian Beveridge • Graham Cook • Wendy Beveridge • Lance Mitchell • Andrew Jones • Tracy Spears • Elizabeth Gant • Maurice King • Hayleigh Poole • Bas Jacobs • Jack Searle • Jack Jobling.
Milestones reached today were; Fraser Hornby 50th parkrun, Freddie Bosworth (Jr parkrunner) 50th Parkrun, Ann Edge 100th parkrun, Kev Young 100th parkrun and Colin Teasdale 200th parkrun. Congratulations to everyone who reached a milestone today.
Thank you to Wendy Beveridge, Ann Eggington, Ann Edge and Pat Collyer for making the lovely cakes which were well appreciated and tasty.
See you all next week.
Run Report event number 364
A few days of better weather helped to dry the course out a bit and this improved running conditions on the grass. We continue to use our hybrid course as work is still being done to the lakes. Well done to all 264 of you that completed parkrun this morning.
17 new personal bests were recorded, so well done to all those that achieved a new fastest time.
We welcomed 33 first timers to Andover this morning which consisted of a mixture of people new to parkrun and some others doing some touring. I met a group of regulars from Bushy Park who stopped off on their way to Cornwall to join us and a group of Luton Town Football Club Supporters en route from Bedford and Dunstable to Yeovil for today’s game.
Today’s event was made possible by a fantastic team of 25 volunteers they were: Janice COOK • Ian OLDACRE • Lewis JONES • Paul NORTH • Jan NORTH • Chris PLUMMER • Colin STOKES • Graham COOK • Wendy BEVERIDGE • Lance MITCHELL • James RODWELL • Julie JACOBS • Kelly STOKES • Andrew JONES • Jez HOLMAN • Ann EGGINGTON • Antony SPEARS • Ann EDGE • Sonia PAGETT • Laura HIGDON • Colin YOUNGER • Michelle YOUNGER • Bas JACOBS • William JUDE • Raymond SEARLE
Milestones this week were Ava Jude on 10 and Kirsty Marchment on 50 congratulations to you both.
Good to see Ian Griffin this morning. A little flatter than your usual parkrun in Scotland.
Good luck tomorrow to all those running the Salisbury 10 mile race tomorrow (don’t forget to smile for the Camel ) and to anyone doing any other events over the weekend, including those on the Test Valley ultra today.
I think most people would agree we’ve had enough fun in the mud (snow, rain etc.)! From now on, can we have some more spring-like conditions, please? That being said, there were plenty of you having a great time in the mud and puddles this week, and with four new PBs recorded (we really weren’t expecting any – well done!) perhaps it wasn’t so bad after all?
Thanks to my wonderful team of volunteers who did a great job again this week, your efforts are appreciated by everyone:
Jan NORTH • Karen BAGGOTT • Chris PLUMMER • Jo PLUMMER • Colin STOKES • Ian BEVERIDGE • Graham COOK • Matthew JEFFERY • Wendy BEVERIDGE • Julie JACOBS • Les BLOUNT • Jez HOLMAN • Alice CORNEY • Mark O'MEARA • Nick COLLIER • Bas JACOBS • Emma WOOD • Simon EGGINGTON
Four parkrunners achieved a T-shirt milestone this week, Leon Wilde (50th), Tina Ewen (50th), Nicola Southwell (100th), and fellow RD Ian Beveridge, who completed his 250th parkrun. Well done Ian, a great achievement. When you add to this Ian’s 114 times volunteering, including joining in this week with a spot of token sorting, that’s a lot of Saturday mornings!
For the 2nd week we decided to run on a temporary course to give the top of the field a chance to recover from the bog that it has become. The outdoor gym apparatus has been installed, so will give the field some interesting landmarks going forward. The parts of the field that was in use was very slippery, so it was good to be able to bring our old friend the barrier back into play. I hope that the course was enjoyed by all 265 runners and walkers that graced us with their presence. The number included 17 magnificent first timers, who hopefully went away from Andover parkrun with a positive experience. Please come again.
Saturday was a milestone day for Rachel Ruddick and Paula Stepney, who ran their 50th parkruns with us. It was also a big day for Karen Baggott, who refused to let an injury stop her from walking the course and joining the 250 club. Thank you to Jan and Paul North for the lovely banners. The cakes made by Karen and Mrs Egg were worthy of the occasion and I myself sampled as many as I could before people noticed.
The parkrun this week was made possible by the below volunteers.
Colin STOKES • Malcolm STONE • Ian BEVERIDGE • James RODWELL • Joshua RODWELL • Colin TEASDALE • Julie JACOBS • Kelly STOKES • Les BLOUNT • Stephen STROUD • John COMPTON • Andrew JONES • Tracy SPEARS • Jeff BIRKS • Karen COOK • Bas JACOBS • Christina SEARLE • Raymond SEARLE • Charlie MCCOY • Rebecca MCCOY • Anne BROOKS
Everyone did a wonderful job and we couldn’t do it without them. Congratulations to “The Doc” Malcolm Stone on volunteering for the 25th time and earning the brilliant milestone shirt in the process.
Our roster is a bit short for the next few weeks, so If anyone would like to volunteer please message our Facebook page, or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weather and slippery conditions resulted in 11 new personal bests. Well done to everyone on putting in such a great effort. The better weather will be here soon, now that we have beaten the winter, unless the mean old Beast from the East decides to visit for a 3rd time.