Event number 216
7th July 2018
Giles was in the hot seat for yet another blistering parkrun. A slight dip in numbers this week with 153 people pouring into the park to run, jog and walk the course. We welcomed 4 first timers and 10 visitors from Swindon, Bedford, Guildford, Lonehill, Kingsbury Water and Bushy parkruns. The conditions were perfect for 22 runners who each recorded new Personal Bests and there were representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
We had a few milestones today so in no particular order;-
Congratulations to Mark Ripley who completed his 50th parkrun milestone today. Mark started running here in October 2015 and has completed 48 0f the 50 here at Chippenham.
Congratulations to Michael Anstey for completing his 100th parkrun. Michael is a visitor from Swindon and has completed 9 of the 100 here at Chippenham. (Apologies no photo)
Congratulations to Adam Freeman for completing his 50th parkrun milestone. Adam started running here in May 2015 and he has completed 35 of these here at Chippenham. Adam is also the Event Director for Chippenham junior parkrun.
Congratulations also go to Nikita Wilson-Ashe who has completed her 10th parkrun milestone. She is a regular at Chippenham juniors and started running the 5K here in July last year.
On the 21st July we are holding our annual Tu-Tu run in memory of the lovely Lucy Jillings a Chippenham parkrun regular who sadly lost her battle with pancreatic cancer last November. There will be cakes and a collection for Pancreatic Cancer UK so please bring any spare change that you may have.
Thanks to this weeks 27 volunteers - without them we would not be able to run the event. They are;- Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Philip MARSHALL • Jamie MCBRIEN • Martin LIGHT • Jeff KIRK • Amy BREWARD • Neil BENTLEY • Nicola JAMES • James ADAMCZUK • Rohan ARCHER • Daryl ARCHER • Travis ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Valerie LIGHT • Julie BEAN • Molly-May GOSWELL • Jules PEARSON • Anthony WOOLLEY • Julia MANNERING • Becky O'BRIEN • David GEARING • Rita LINDSAY • Dougal CAMPBELL • John BELCHER
If you are able to volunteer in the near future please get in touch. Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chippenham parkrun Results Page.
Have a great week, the Fair will be in town next week but we will still be able to use the park. Jules Now for some of my favourite photos from this week courtesy of John Belcher;
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 6,043 participants have completed 31,821 parkruns covering a total distance of 159,105 km, including 5,905 new Personal Bests.