Chippenham parkrun Event 192

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 192

6th January 2018

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(Thanks to Michael Brimson for this weeks photos)

Another year begins and an impressive 214 people braved the cold and rocked up to run, jog and walk this morning. 25 of whom were first timers and 30 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part. DSC_1760

Congratulations to Adam Graham for completing his 10th parkrun.

Congratulations to Brian Dubrie for completing his 50th parkrun

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Congratulations to Craig Gibbs for completing his 100th parkrun

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We must also give a special mention to Sarah Barker who celebrated an unofficial milestone of 150 parkruns. She made a beautiful cake which went down really well with the runners so much so that the Tail Walker didnt get a look in!

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Thanks to this weeks Hi-Viz heroes, the 26 volunteers were:

Chris HUNT • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Jeff KIRK • Nicola JAMES • Lynda BENNETT • Rohan ARCHER • Daryl ARCHER • Travis ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Valerie LIGHT • Jim PEARSON • Ben PURKIS • Jules PEARSON • Anthony WOOLLEY • Rachel BELCHER • Ed TRISTRAM • Marion WILDING • Ben LATHAM • Samantha LATHAM • Rita LINDSAY • Rachel COLLINS • Hazel LUFF • Joe WHITFIELD

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

See you all again next week, in the meantime happy parkrunning!

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 5,519 participants have completed 27,859 parkruns covering a total distance of 139,295 km, including 5,273 new Personal Bests.

 

Chippenham parkrun Event 191

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 191

1st January 2018

 

 Happy New Year!

(Thanks to Rachel and John Belcher, Mike Brimson and Kevin James for this weeks photos)

We have only been and gone and done it again! Another New Years Day record attendance. An amazing 307 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 68 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Of those 307 a fair few completed 'The Double'. New Years Day is the only day that you can run and record two parkruns.

I continued with the annual tradition of delivering the runners brief in rhyme not easy when the conditions of the course force an impromptu extra verse!

We welcomed visitors from parkruns far and wide; Swindon, Southwick, Wootton, Melksham, Milton Keynes, Valentines, Yeovil, Cheltenham, Bath, Street, Stonehouse and Chipping Sodbury.
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Congratulations to Rachel Duffet for completing her 50th parkrun
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Congratulations to John Dunn (front and centre) on your 100th parkrun.
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Last but most definitely not least a massively huge congratulations to Michael Hammerton for completing his 250th parkrun. He began running at Bramhall parkrun in 2014 and completed 190 parkruns there, 23 in Chippenham and 17 in Newcastle. He has also visited a further 11 parkruns. Between them he and his family have completed 981 parkruns (Chris 422 and Sue 309) thats a lot of parkruns!

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Representatives of 45 different clubs took part.

Many thanks to this weeks hi-viz heroes a wonderful 29 of them turned out to make the event happen. They were:

Gareth SQUIRE • Natalie THOMPSON • Chris HUNT • Andrew NICHOLSON • India IBBOTSON • Martin LIGHT • Maddie DUNN • Daryl ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Valerie LIGHT • Sadie IBBOTSON • Ben PURKIS • Jules PEARSON • Nancy STRICKLAND • John PARKER • Anthony WOOLLEY • Becky O'BRIEN • Rachel BELCHER • Kieran DUNN • Mark PRENTICE • David GEARING • Rita LINDSAY • Michael BRIMSON • Claire STRICKLAND • Beth EDWARDS • Josie BOOTH • Hannah IRWIN • Hazel LUFF • John BELCHER

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

See you all again on Saturday

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 5,494 participants have completed 27,645 parkruns covering a total distance of 138,225 km, including 5,243 new Personal Bests.

 

Chippenham parkrun Event 190

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 190
30th December 2017

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Thanks to John and Rachel Belcher for this weeks photos.

The wind was blowing a hoolie this week. The night of storms left little damage here in Chippenham, other parkruns up and down the country were not so lucky. The recent rain and the extra parkrun on Christmas Day has made the far field super sticky, so everyone had the opportunity of a glorious mudbath.  Today we had the lowest attendance of the year with only 103 people running, jogging and walking the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to Katrina Sutcliffe (below) for completing her 50th parkrun. Look forward to you completing your 100th next year (No pressure)!20171230 - Park Run - 0084 (Large) Our 23 volunteer Hi-Viz heroes who made this event possible were:

Charles O'BRIEN • Chris HUNT • Andrew NICHOLSON • Jeff KIRK • Elizabeth BARNETT • Lynda BENNETT • Julian DANTON • John GILL • Jim PEARSON • Ben PURKIS • Jules PEARSON • Caz NOAKES • Becky O'BRIEN • Neil BECK • Rachel BELCHER • Ed TRISTRAM • Ben LATHAM • Samantha LATHAM • Mark PRENTICE • John BELCHER • J DOHERTY • Joe WHITFIELD • Karl WHITFIELD

If you have not had a chance to read the parkrun news there is an update on milestone t-shirts (below the 50 and 100 milestone t-shirts being modeled by JW and Mark). There are now 40,000 t-shirts on order and expected to be available in February. You will no longer be able to order through Wiggle, a new claim system will be in place ahead of the February delivery and we will publish more specific details on how to claim a few weeks into the New Year. 20171230 - Park Run - 0101 (Large)

We welcomed visitors from Banbury, Coventry, Beeston and Penrose parkruns.

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

See you all next year!!

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 5,426 participants have completed 27,338 parkruns covering a total distance of 136,690 km, including 5,224 new Personal Bests.

 

Chippenham parkrun Event 189

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 189
25th December 2017

Todays parkrun news is brought to you by Emma Bagley, photos courtesy of Michael Brimson;

IMG_4589A Santastic turnout for Christmas Day parkrun in Chippenham. No turkeys today with 277 people sprouting out of their homes and running, jogging and walking the course. This is the largest Christmas day turnout since we began in 2014. No little donkeys unfortunately but 10 dogs starting at the back.

The weather blessed the run with unseasonably warm conditions. No need to see amid the winter's snow but a slight head-wind coming back across the second field kept everyone on their toes. Conditions under foot were drier than of late, but there was still lashings of mud in places to keep the trail runners a trifle happy.           IMG_4960
Bells jingled for our 45 first timers. Welcome to Chippenham parkrun, we hope you enjoyed this morning and hope you decide to come back to join us again. We had a number of parkrun tourists today including an international visitor from Ohio. We trust their 3 ships come sailing in and a safe journey home. Representatives of 35 different clubs also took part.

For those celebrating the festive season, today's parkrun was an egg-nogg-cellent opportunity to indulge in some fancy dress. Santas, elves, shepherds, holly and even a table-cloth. Our lead runner was in good 'elf in his lively elf outfit.

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The dogs were in the act too with tinsel on leads and festive jackets.

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Of particular note were 4 young men from Cirencester AC dressed in nativity garb. One was an angel with tinsel halo. Another was a shepherd with a beard, staff and sheep puppet. The third was Mary with a baby doll (with a barcode of course!). The fourth was a king. We hope that this is their first but not last noel in Chippenham.

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The 3 Kings (well 6 today) were our milestones runners:

1. Ethan Pierce - 10,  2. Dave Sowerby-Williams - 50,  3. Nancy Strickland - 50

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4. Neil Bentley - 50, 5. Rachel Lambert - 50, 6. Adam Powell - 50
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The event was made possible by 24 volunteers who shepherded our flock to the finish:

Luke SHIPWAY • Andrew NICHOLSON • Alyson BRYANT • Emma BAGLEY • Rohan ARCHER • Daryl ARCHER • Travis ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Valerie LIGHT • Mark SMITH • Heather LIGHT • Jim PEARSON • Jules PEARSON • Gary BUNCE • Sue POWELL • Rita LINDSAY • Gillian BRIMSON • Christopher BRIMSON • Michael BRIMSON • Lisa SHEPPARD • Lucy JAMES • Alexis MAJOR • Emili PEAKE

The herald angels sang for the 23 who recorded new Personal Bests.

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 5,412 participants have completed 27,235 parkruns covering a total distance of 136,175 km, including 5,217 new Personal Bests.

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

The next parkrun will be Saturday 30th December followed by our New Year's Day special on the 1st January 2018.

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Chippenham parkrun Event 188

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 188
23rd December 2017

Despite being in the throes of Christmas shopping a fairly healthy number of people turned up to run this morning. The warmer weather has certainly made it easier for people to leave their cosy homes and trot to the park to take part.

26 magnificently super volunteers came out to help to event take place. We always need volunteers to run the event so if you are able to help out please look at the roster and get in touch with us.http://www.parkrun.org.uk/chippenham/futureroster/.

This weeks hi-viz heroes were;

ADDISON, Neil; ARCHER, Daryl; ARCHER, Giles ; ARCHER, Rohan; ARCHER, Selby; ARCHER, Travis ; BELCHER, John ; BREWARD-GOSWELL, Amy ; BRIMSON, Michael ; HUNT, Claire ; KIRK, Jeff ; LIGHT, Heather ; LIGHT, Valerie ; MADDOCKS, Julia ; NICHOLSON, Andrew ; PEARSON, Jules; PENTON, Matt ; PRENTICE, Mark ; PURKIS, Ben ; ROYALL, Alwyn ; SHIPWAY, Luke; VEEVERS, Lindsay;  WHITFIELD, Joe; WILCOCK, Paul; WILDING, Marion.

Today we welcomed 3 first timers to parkrun and 11 visitors to Chippenham parkrun. 14 people recorded personal bests there were no milestones recorded for today.

There were plenty of Santa hats on display
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Have a fabulous Christmas and if we don't see you over the festive period, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.

Jules

 

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