Chichester parkrun #215. The one where it was warm and windy…

Very windy was the initial thought in the minds of the parkrunners heading to Oaklands Park this Saturday for Chichester parkrun 215. Welcomed as we have been on so many occasions by Mike Houston as our Run Director - Mike announced it was to be his penultimate time as the Run Director - we'll miss that light Scottish lilt enormously and our regular unknown fact about Chichester.  Thank you and your family for all your tremendous efforts over the last few years to establish and keep going, as you say, the best 5km parkrun in Chichester.

Thank you also to our incredible volunteers, all 22 of them this week - it's what makes parkrun possible, please put yourself forward for volunteering if you haven't yet done so, it really is great fun. For the run itself, despite the wind, it was incredibly warm and my full cold weather survival outfit was quickly disgarded.

This week there were 174 intrepid runners - making a "running" total of 32313 at Chichester since the parkrun started. First over the line this week was James Baker in an incredible 16:28, followed by Bertie Paradise in 18:36.  First unknown was unknown in an unrecorded time!  First female was Sarah Loy in 20:51 and then Jo Fleming in 21:06. Aesthetically pleasing time of the week was an extremely tough one with lots of candidates, but the final decision goes to Gideon Sherwood in a very neat and mathematically pleasing 24:48.

This week we also welcomed tourists from Brighton, Essex, Horsham, Weymouth and Australia and North Wales (Andrew SCOTT celebrating his 100th run). Apologies for missing some, there were a lot. Possibly heard we are having a late summer surge and decided to visit. All welcome as always we hope you all enjoyed it.

Additional anniversary congratulations this week also go to:
Johanna HARRISON (50 runs),

Chichester parkrun #202 07/07/18

Tom BROUGHTON (100 runs):

Chichester parkrun #214 06/10/18

We are also delighted to announce this week Tom BLAYLOCK reached his milestone 25th event as a volunteer. Free t-shirts for all!  Thank you also to Johanna  and Tom BROUGHTON for their generous treats post event.

Thank you to everyone that assisted Gary BURCHETT at the finish yesterday. Gary badly injured himself and snapped a knee tendon. We know Gary will not be running soon but he is stable and his family wish offer a "huge thank you to everyone who helped after Gary's dramatic finish this morning. We were overwhelmed by your kindness. A snapped tendon means we’ll be back to volunteer before we manage our next Chichester parkrun."
From all involved with Chichester parkrun we would like to wish Gary a speedy recovery and hope he does return to Oaklands Park for parkrun where he and his family will always be welcome.

Chichester parkrun #146 06/05/17
Brian SULLIVAN

Thank you Brian for another excellent report.

If anyone wishes having a go at the report, please get in touch. Additionally did you know. There are at least 6 roles (Set-up, Take-down, Token sort, Run Reporter, First timer brief and Tail Walker) where you can still participate and volunteer during the same week This was uou don't lose the opportunity to run and help in the same week.

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Chichester parkrun Number 214

A quick look out of the window on Saturday morning told me that Chichester parkrun Number 214 might be a bit chillier than normal and I might have to dig out my cold weather kit - but, as always with parkrun it doesn't seem so bad when you get to Oaklands Park and you feel positively fantastic when you've run - or volunteered. A number of our regulars were planning to do the Chichester half marathon (including this week's run director Lynette Woodward) and were giving their time in volunteering - a big thanks to all 22 of them, it wouldn't happen without them and it's what makes the event so special. 184 brave souls, including 24 first timers, ventured out to run. First over the line was James Baker in an almost unbelievable time of 16.39, closely followed by Josh Lynott in 17.05 and then our old favourite "unknown" .   Unknown does get around a lot!  First female over the line was Olivia Toms in a fantastic 19.32, followed by Sarah Morris in 22.11 and then just behind Emma Wickens in 22.15. Well done to the 26 people who recorded new Personal Bests.

Aesthetic time of the week has to be Steven Board with a neat 22:44.

Volunteers this week:

Brian J SULLIVAN • Jane TAYLOR • Jill RENSON • Lynette WOODWARD • Tom BLAYLOCK • Geoff SUMNER • Andrew CARMICHAEL • Aaron BAKER • Stephen TEE • Nadia ANDERSON • Ben RITCHIE • Peter ANDERSON • Jeremy HARRISON • Charlie COOLEY • Jon MCELHILL • Sanchia STANLEIGH-TURNER • Liz STANLEIGH-TURNER • Sandra BALCOMBE • Laura HOLDER • David NASH • Johanna HARRISON • James BOOLS

With thanks to Brian Sullivan for writing the run report. Please email chichesterhelpers@parkrun.com if you'd like to have a go at volunteering. The junior parkrun event is cancelled on the 14th October but they are desperate for volunteers in Priory Park each Sunday.

~Lynette

 

#213 – The one with an (almost) funnel ducker

It was another lovely morning for a run today, and 194 runners and 19 volunteers turned up for another dose of parkrun, including visitors from Salisbury, Abingdon, Riddlesdown, Tonbridge and Woking.
One thing we do ask (and we do mention it in the brief) is that once you cross the finish line, please, please, please take you position token even if you don't have your barcode and/or you don't want time recorded against your name. As soon as  you cross the line, the timekeepers have clicked a time on the stopwatch. If you don't take a token and just dive out of the finish funnel (aka being a funnel ducker) then the times for every other finisher will be wrong, and it can take the run director hours to try and sort things out, when they already give a lot of their own time to make the event happen. If you have forgotten your ba

parkrun is only made possible by the amazing volunteers, and this week they were Amelia FIELD  •  Andrew WINGHAM  •  Ben RITCHIE  •  Chris ARMSTEAD  •  Doug GREENHALGH  •  Ellen PERRY  •  Emma WICKENS  •  Ian ROBERTSON  •  Jeremy HARRISON  •  Jill RENSON  •  Johanna HARRISON  •  Leon PERRY  •  Liz STANLEIGH-TURNER  •  Liz WINGHAM  •  Neil DAVIES  •  Peter FIELD  •  Philip FAULKNER  •  Sandra BALCOMBE  •  Tracy SKINNER. If you can help volunteer for future weeks, just take a look at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/chichester/futureroster/ and drop us an email or contact us via facebook

 

newyear

Just to confirm that we will have a Chichester parkrun on New Years Day 2019. This year, we will be starting at 10:30 (giving you a chance to run Bognor parkrun first as they will be starting at 09:00).

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