Chippenham parkrun event 204

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 204
7th April 2018

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(Thanks to John Belcher for this weeks photos)

We are still waiting for Spring to be sprung! More rain, more puddles and guess what? Yes more mud! Not quite as bad as last week the mud is providing great practice for would be ice skaters and giving your core a good workout whilst you try to stay upright!

111 runners turned out this morning to run walk and jog the course. The course conditions must have been better because there were 9 runners who managed to get a PB. We welcomed 9 first timers to parkrun and a number of visitors from Lanhydrock, Preston, Bromley, Abingdon, Weymouth and Chelsford.

Congratulations to Nick Taylor for completing his 50th parkrun (blue top long sleeves)
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and to Lindsay Freeman who was visiting from Abingdon to complete her 50th as well.

Here are some of my favourite photos from this week. See you all next week for some more of the same...but with better weather hopefully!

Jules

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Chippenham parkrun Event 203

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 203
31st March 2018

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We were honoured again to have another beginners group graduate at parkrun this week. This group were from KE Fitness and all did really well despite the conditions. According to some of the regulars the mud in the second field was in the worst that they had seen or have run through since we started back in 2014. It hasn’t helped that we have had so much rain recently, but that does explain why we only had two brave souls who recorded a PB this week.

Congratulations to Stewart Unsworth for completing his 50th parkrun. To celebrate the occasion he very kindly donated a mixture of 50 Cadburys Crème Eggs and Cadburys Caramel Eggs. They certainly went down well with the volunteers and runners.

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This week 124 people ran, jogged, walked and skidded through the mud! We welcomed 19 first timers and a handful of visitors. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers: Jim RUDGE • Victoria ALLISON • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Sukie HEADLEY • Poppy CRANE • Jeff KIRK • Neil BENTLEY • James ADAMCZUK • Rohan ARCHER • Daryl ARCHER • Travis ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Debbie WILLIAMS • Richard CLACK • Julie BEAN • Ben PURKIS • Jules PEARSON • Julia MANNERING • Helen CLARKE • Adie CLARKE • Samantha LATHAM • Rita LINDSAY • Alexis MAJOR • Megan HUGHES • Isaac ADAMCZUK • John BELCHER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chippenham parkrun Results Page.

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Hope you have a great week. See you next week for some more of the same.

Jules
The female record is held by Amy CHALK who recorded a time of 18:43 on 20th December 2014 (event number 34).
The male record is held by Simon NOTT who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th May 2017 (event number 158).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mike DOOLEY who recorded 84.48% (17:11) on 7th February 2015 (event number 43).

Chippenham parkrun started on 12th April 2014. Since then 5,728 participants have completed 29,509 parkruns covering a total distance of 147,545 km, including 5,396 new Personal Bests.

 

Chippenham parkrun Event 202

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 202
24th March 2018

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(Thanks to John Belcher for this weeks photos)

Today I had the pleasure of welcoming the beginners from Calne Running Club (CRC) to parkrun. They began their journey back in the cold wintry January and today they graduated today from beginners and completed their first official timed 5K in the cold wintry March!  Thank you for choosing Chippenham parkrun to graduate. Thanks also go to the members of Calne running club who were out in force to support the beginners, wherever you looked there was a sea of purple. I hope you enjoyed the visit and I hope we see you all again soon.

This week 188 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers (28 from CRC) and 3 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

We welcomed visitors from Moors Valley, Ross on Wye, Ashton Court, Bath Skyline and Southampton. Apologies to the visitors and regulars for the slight boo boo on our re-route, sorry to the "fasties", no PBs for you today!

Congratulations to Leslie Paul Ladle for completing his 50th parkrun milestone.
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A special thanks to all of the volunteers that made the event possible, I am grateful to all 27 of you, without your support we would not be able to hold the event:

Alison MORRISON • Dave SOWERBY-WILLIAMS • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Sukie HEADLEY • Lindsay VEEVERS • India IBBOTSON • Marian THOMAS • Daryl ARCHER • Travis ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Richard CLACK • Sadie IBBOTSON • Ben PURKIS • Jules PEARSON • John PARKER • Alwyn ROYALL • Marion WILDING • Rita LINDSAY • Dougal CAMPBELL • Alexis MAJOR • Mel MCQUEEN • John BELCHER • Joe WHITFIELD • Karl WHITFIELD

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chippenham parkrun Results Page.

And now for some of my favourite photos from today;

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See you all next week. Happy running!

Jules

The female record is held by Amy CHALK who recorded a time of 18:43 on 20th December 2014 (event number 34).
The male record is held by Simon NOTT who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th May 2017 (event number 158).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mike DOOLEY who recorded 84.48% (17:11) on 7th February 2015 (event number 43).

Chippenham parkrun started on 12th April 2014. Since then 5,709 participants have completed 29,385 parkruns covering a total distance of 146,925 km, including 5,394 new Personal Bests.

 

Chippenham parkrun Event 201

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 201
17th March 2018

(Thanks to Michael Brimson for this weeks photos)

Batten down the hatches the Beast from the East is returning. It was cold and the wind had a chill factor dropping the temperature to -3 degrees. Whilst the runners were shielded from the wind on the laps of the park, when they went out to the second field there was little protection for them out in the open. The snow started to fall shortly after the start of the run but hadn't settled until later in the day.

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The work on the path between the river and the golf course is still progressing and may still take several weeks to complete. We rely upon volunteers to keep our parkrun going and whilst we are operating the re-route we need more volunteers than we used to with the original course. We would be grateful if you could have a look at the roster for the next few weeks and get in touch via email if you are free to volunteer.

Talking of volunteers Andrew is our volunteer co-ordinator and has volunteered a staggering 201 times. Today he reached the unofficial milestone of completing 200 parkruns. Andrew has been a member of the core team since 2014. Thank you for all your support over the last 201 events!

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Congratulations to John Parker who completed his 100th parkrun today. John has been running here since 2014 and completed 94 runs at Chippenham. He has also volunteered 13 times. Thank you John!
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This weeks Hi-Viz heroes were: Ian YATES • Alison MORRISON • Jim RUDGE • Chris HUNT • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Jeff KIRK • Nicola JAMES • John GILL • Marian THOMAS • Gail BAKER • Jules PEARSON • Helen CLARKE • Marion WILDING • Rita LINDSAY • Rachel DUFFETT • Nigel SHIRES • Hazel LUFF • Joe WHITFIELD • Karl WHITFIELD • Kyle LLOYD

I must also give a special mention to Hazel Luff. Hazel joined us as a volunteer and is halfway through completing her DofE Gold Award. Today was her 18th birthday and we are delighted that she came to volunteer on this special day. Thank you Hazel.   20180317_095232

This week 108 people turned out to run, jog and walk the course in the snow, of whom 8 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

Here are a few of my favourite photos from this week;

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Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chippenham parkrun Results Page.

See you all next week

Jules

The female record is held by Amy CHALK who recorded a time of 18:43 on 20th December 2014 (event number 34).
The male record is held by Simon NOTT who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th May 2017 (event number 158).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mike DOOLEY who recorded 84.48% (17:11) on 7th February 2015 (event number 43).

Chippenham parkrun started on 12th April 2014. Since then 5,657 participants have completed 29,197 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,985 km, including 5,391 new Personal Bests.

 

Chippenham parkrun Event 200

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 200
10th March 2018

(Thanks to John Belcher and Kevin James for this weeks photos)

Today marked our 200th event, one week later than expected. Last week we had to cancel for the first time due to the adverse weather conditions. We were not the only ones to cancel, in fact only 97 UK parkruns went ahead last week.

Back to our 200th parkrun, our inaugural took place on 12th April 2014 and we have had an average of 145 runners per week. In total, the last 200 events have seen a total of 5,635 runners pound the paths of Monkton Park and trudge through the mud in the muddy meadow in an average time of 28:25.  Our biggest attendance saw us squeeze 319 runners round the tight winding paths of the course.

To help us celebrate our 200th milestone we were joined by 149 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and there were only 4 this week who recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

We welcomed visitors from Horsham, Ashton Court, Littlestoke, Southwick and Swindon.

Congratulations to Nicola James who completed her 100th parkrun today. Nicola ran our inaugural on 12.04.14 in 31:05. She has completed 92 runs here at Chippenham and volunteered an impressive 72 times in 9 different roles.  Her Chippenham PB is 28.17 but apparently she runs  more quickly in York where her PB is 27.53!!

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Congratulations also go to Kevin Cole for completing his 50th parkrun, he has volunteered 5 times and completed 38 of his runs here at Chippenham
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Today's first finisher was an unknown, please remember to bring your barcode with you every week otherwise you wont get a run credit and it will take you longer to reach your milestones. We operate a "no barcode no time" here.

Todays event was made possible by 29 volunteers: Charles O'BRIEN • Dave SOWERBY-WILLIAMS • Chris HUNT • Andrew NICHOLSON • Lindsay VEEVERS • Andrew CRAVEN • Martin LIGHT • Lindsey NEALE • Valerie LIGHT • Jules PEARSON • Sam NEALE • Rachel BELCHER • Marion WILDING • Ben LATHAM • Samantha LATHAM • David GEARING • Dawn PARK • John FEERICK • Rita LINDSAY • Nealadri PAL • Victoria CASTLE • Dougal CAMPBELL • Emma CRAVEN • Nigel SHIRES • Hazel LUFF • John BELCHER • Joe WHITFIELD • Karl WHITFIELD • John HIGGINS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chippenham parkrun Results Page.

Here are a few of my favourite photos from this week; IMG_9190
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See you all next week

Jules

The female record is held by Amy CHALK who recorded a time of 18:43 on 20th December 2014 (event number 34).

The male record is held by Simon NOTT who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th May 2017 (event number 158).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mike DOOLEY who recorded 84.48% (17:11) on 7th February 2015 (event number 43).

Chippenham parkrun started on 12th April 2014. Since then 5,649 participants have completed 29,089 parkruns covering a total distance of 145,445 km, including 5,386 new Personal Bests.

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