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!!
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
Congratulations also go to Neil Addison for completing his 50th parkrun as well. He has volunteered 10 times and completed 19 runs here at Chippenham.
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;
See you all next week
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.