March 15th was my day to be a Run Director. I arrived with all the kit, blank forms and stopwatches and barcode scanners all charged up and ready to go. I started getting everything out and then came our lovely volunteers to help set up the course. They were amazing and had the course set up quickly. I then had to do the bit I was most worried about, speaking to everyone through the loud speaker. It is nerve wracking when you are stood on the step looking at everyone. I am sure I spoke at 100 mph and I apologize to our visitor who I completely forgot to mention. The run went without a hitch and all of the results got sent out without any problems. I couldn't have done it without the lovely volunteers and other Run Directors who came along to help.
And a big welcome to the couch to 5k group who joined us who made up some of the 50 first timers who took part this week. In total 402 people ran, jogged and walked the course, and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:
Phil SLATER • John FRANCKSEN • Sonia CROSS • Nicola DERRICK • Gary BIRCHER • James GARDNER • Matthew GROVES • Kirsty PAGE • Christopher PAGE • Mike MITCHELL • Jan MCALL • Charlotte MITCHELL • Millicent CUMMINS • Karen BATEMAN • Natalie WHITEFORD • Wendy NEWTON • Carol HICKS • Di CAVE • Chris LOVELL • Jeffery HARDY • Rob BEAZLEY • Oliver HARES • Sarah ASHBY • Carrie WALTER • Carol SMITH • Lorna THOMAS • Kamil PRZYBYL • Margreth PRICE • Paul WARREN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chipping Sodbury parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:16 on 10th September 2016 (event number 128).
The female record is held by Zoe WASSELL who recorded a time of 17:01 on 22nd December 2018 (event number 239).
The Age Grade course record is held by Anne DOCKERY who recorded 93.56% (23:48) on 12th January 2019 (event number 244).
Chipping Sodbury parkrun started on 22nd February 2014. Since then 9,014 participants have completed 67,938 parkruns covering a total distance of 339,690 km, including 12,499 new Personal Bests. A total of 831 individuals have volunteered 5,172 times.