Temporary change of route

Tomorrow's Chichester parkrun (20/01/2018) is scheduled to go ahead with a change in the route (to avoid the worst effected surface area; the South out and back stretch).
This is a trial and even though it is different the event will still be on muddy and uneven ground. Extreme caution is advised and trail shoes still recommended. 1.6km on tarmac, 300m on compact gravel and 3.1km on grass/mud! There are grass spots during the tarmac and compact gravel path sections to walk/jog/run on if running with spikes/trail shoes for safer footing.
Lap 1 is 800m
Lap 2,3,4 = 1.4km each and is the same as the normal route without the out and back section along the South of the Park.
Lap 1
Lap 2, 3 & 4

 

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#181: slightly less muddy!

After a week’s absence for Chichester parkrun  from Oaklands Park, due to excessive amounts of mud, it was wonderful to be back again. A week of dry (albeit very grey and foreboding) skies and wind had done a sterling job of drying up much of the mud that has plagued the last few parkruns, which was most welcome!
We congregated by the statue of Spartacus to listen to the run director, Lis PESKETT, give her pre run briefing and to congratulate Warrell HARRIES on a 50th milestone run, Catherine CANNON on her 100th volunteer stint and to give a big welcome back to Lesley ATCHINSON.
In total, 139 people ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 6 people recorded a new personal best. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part, including Chichester Runners & AC, Fittleworth Flyers, Defence Sports and Recreation, Burgess Hill Runners, UK Mudd Queens, Royal Navy Triathlon, Stubbington Green Runners, Honiton RC, Ilford AC and Barefoot Runners Society.
As always, parkrun cannot happen without volunteers and this week’s event was made possible by 17 volunteers. Thank you to Jason GRANT, Ian STEVENS, Leon PERRY,  Ellen PERRY,  Jane TAYLOR, Tony COOLEY,  Mark PONSFORD,  Lis PESKETT,  Yvonne PALMER,  Andrew CARMICHAEL,  Aaron BAKER,  Catherine CANNON,  Chris ARMSTEAD,  Liz STANLEIGH-TURNER, Keith EVANS,  Philippa NEATHEY and Nick TAYLOR.
The future volunteer roster is always at the foot of the statue should you feel like adding your name and helping out or alternatively, contact Chichester parkrun.
Stats wise the placings and age grades are:

Male placings:
Jon HUTCHINS (VM50-54) was 1st male finisher (3rd overall)with a time of 21:47
Daniel PEARSON (SM20-24) was 2nd (4th overall) with a time of 22:00
Graeme STIRZAKER (VM50-54) was 3rd (5th overall) with a time of 22:19

Female placings:
Lucy THRAVES (SW20-24) of Chichester Runners & AC, was 1st (and 1st overall) with a time of 21:24
Claudia MILBURN (SW30-34) of Fenland Running Club, was 2nd (12th overall) with a time of 23:30
Persephone HAGAN (VW50-54) of Chichester Runners & AC was 3rd (21st overall) with a time of 24:27

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Persephone Hagan (VW50-54) 70.28% with the time of 24:27 (21st overall)
Jon Hutchings (VM50-54) 69.93% with the time of 21:47 (3rd overall)
Lucy Thraves (SW20-24) 69.16% with the time of 21:24 (1st overall)

The male record is held by Steven NAYLOR who recorded a time of 15:39 on 1st November 2014 (event number 14).
The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 17:20 on 13th August 2016 (event number 106).
The Age Grade course record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded 85.38% (17:20) on 13th August 2016 (event number 106).

Chichester parkrun started on 2nd August 2014. Since then 4,703 participants have completed 26,257 parkruns covering a total distance of 131,285 km, including 4,974 new personal bests.
The “aesthetically pleasing number awards” go to Aaron BAKER and James BEAUMONT, with the palindromic times of 23:32 and 33:33 respectively, and Chelsea QUAIFE with 35:35.
Finally, can we ask you to keep your fingers crossed for more dry weather this week and the hope that the park continues to dry out further!
Aaron Baker

 

#180 The one where everyone gets a 2018 PB

Thanks to the 117 people who turned up to experience the lovely slippery mud, of whom 20 were first timers and 2 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Mike HOUSTON • Jill RENSON • Lynette WOODWARD • David PIKE • Geoff SUMNER • Lillian DE LACY • Ian ROBERTSON • Catherine CANNON • Greg DE LACY • Tina WEBSTER • Jon MCELHILL • Liz STANLEIGH-TURNER • Janice BETTS • Jane MOODIE • Lee MOODIE • Claire TARRANT • Sarah MCELHILL

Today's aesthetically pleasing time of the week goes to John Betts and his time of 28:10 ( a numeric anagram of the new year)

 

#179 The one with the festive mud

First, a very Merry Christmas from Chichester parkrun. My apologies for not getting the report done yesterday but I spent the day cooking for family!

So, on Christmas morning, we woke up to a typical British Christmas scene...grey skies, slightly damp, not overly cold. And mud in Oaklands Park. Lots of slippy mud; quite a change from the icy, frozen scene, with sunshine and blue skies just a week earlier. However, the conditions, weather and special day didn't deter us hardy parkrunners and in total, 152 people ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 1 person recorded a new Personal Best. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part, including Welwyn Garden City, Haslemere, Southampton, Rayleigh, Wimborne, Havant, Cardiff, Andover, Wimbledon, Rutland and Stubbington Green.

As always, parkrun cannot happen without volunteers and this week's event was made possible by 18 volunteers. Thank you to Kevin Williams, Tracy Skinner, Dave Barty, Lynette Woodward, Maggie Medhurst, Tom Blaylock, Lillian de Lacy, Jennifer de Lacy, Aaron Baker, Ian Robertson, Greg de Lacy, Jack Stallard, Jeremy Harrison, Steve Whitmee, Liz Stanleigh-Turner, Janice Betts, John Odde and Johanna Harrison.

The future volunteer roster is always at the foot of the statue should you feel like adding your name and helping out or alternatively, contact Chichester parkrun.

Stats wise the placing and age grades are:

Male placings:

Mike Houston (VM35-39) of Chichester Runners & AC was 1st finisher with a time of 18:45

Leo Stallard (JM15-17) of Chichester Runners & AC was 2nd with a time of 19:20

Mitchell Campbell (SM20-24) of Southampton University Triathlon Club was 3rd with a time of 20:26

Female placings:

Lucy Thraves (SW20-24) of Chichester Runners & AC, was 1st (11th overall) with a time of 22:23

Kirstin Ridley (VW35-39) of Chichester Runners & AC was 2nd (37th overall) with a time of 25:58

Nadia Anderson (VW50-54) of Chichester Runners & AC was 3rd (38th overall) with a time of 26:07

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Mike Houston (VM25-29)  71.73% for a time 18:45 (1st overall)

Leo Stallard (JM15-17)  70.86% for the time 19:20 3rd overall)

Andrew Holt (VM50-54)  70.04% for the time 21:35 (6th overall)

The male record is held by Steven Naylor who recorded a time of 15:39 on 1st November 2014 (event number 14).

The female record is held by Rebecca Moore who recorded a time of 17:20 on 13th August 2016 (event number 106).

The Age Grade course record is held by Rebecca Moore who recorded 85.38% (17:20) on 13th August 2016 (event number 106).

Chichester parkrun started on 2nd August 2014. Since then 4,667 participants have completed 26,001 parkruns covering a total distance of 130,005 km, including 4,966 new Personal Bests.

The "aesthetically pleasing number award" goes to Matt de Lacy and John Bullard, with times of 23:45

Finally, a big well done to the "elf" who ran the course in his elf outfit, holding a gift wrapped present under his arm the whole way, proceeding to unwrap and distribute the contents (chocolates of course) to his fellow parkrunners.

Aaron Baker

 

 

#178. The one with the running snowman

It might have been a grey, overcast morning at Oaklands Park, but the 178th Chichester parkrun positively fizzled and crackled with Xmas cheer. There were Santa’s galore and yes a real life snowman who doubled up as todays Tail Walker … marvellous.

Chichester parkrun #178 23/12/17

Neil DAVIES in fine form!

In total, 166 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers, 5 recorded new Personal Bests with 19 different clubs represented. Chichester parkrun #178 23/12/17

And once again, our event was only made possible by the efforts of our outstanding volunteers, namely:

Jason GRANT • Kevin WILLIAMS • Mike HOUSTON • David PIKE • Nicola STALLARD • Paul STALLARD • Neil DAVIES • Stephen TEE • Ian ROBERTSON • Michael RIDLEY • Catherine CANNON • Jeremy HARRISON • Matt IRWIN • Liz STANLEIGH-TURNER • Tony HACK • Johanna HARRISON • Sarah MCELHILL

At the pre run briefing, our Run Director Mike Houston took the opportunity to highlight Mel de Lacy’s campaign to raise money into much needed research for a cure into all types of Sarcoma cancer. He added that more details and future events being organised by the brave and inspirational Mel can be found on her purpose-built page: www.meldelacy.com.

Chichester parkrun #178 23/12/17
The resounding round of applause demonstrated the strength of support for Mel, Matt and the whole family as they cope with her illness, especially over this festive period.

The aesthetically pleasing time of the week goes to Rebecca Hartley, running here 18th parkrun with a very neat and tidy Christmas style 25:00.

Next up is the Xmas Day run so why not peep out from under the duvet, open just a few presents ………. and head to Oaklands Park where you are guaranteed to receive the warmest of parkrun welcomes. Same time of day, same place.

Merry Xmas to all.

 David PIKE

Chichester parkrun #176 09/12/17

Thank you David for taking the time to write another excellent report. Did you know David has been instrumental in organising our excellent set up squad which really goes a long way to ensuring the course is set up consistently every week? Thank you again for that and thank you for to all those brilliant set up team members that are first on site every parkrun. If you would like to have a go at set up, report writing (full instructions- basically write what you like...it really is just a bit of fun)....We encourage everyone to take part or any other roles which can be found on our volunteer page (use volunteer link on the footer below).

We look forward to hearing from you.

Season's Greetings and see you in 2 days time!

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