Seeing Red… White and Blue at Event #211

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After a cancellation last parkrunday we were back on this week and on a special day too.
This Saturday was the day of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
A huge majority of the runners got the memo (facebook posting) about this weeks colour theme and looked fabulous displaying red, white and blue as they ran round The Ridings.

 

 

 

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Thanks to all of the following people who gave up their time and a chance to run to volunteer this week and help me put on the event:

 

Kevan ALLINGTON, Bob BELL, Eric BRYANT, Julie BRYANT, Nigel CHAPMAN, Ian CRABBE, Ellen DEVINE, Karen DORE, John FRANCKSEN, Chris HOPKIN, Chris LOVELL, Iain MACFARLANE, Betty MANSER, Stuart MANSER, Tammy MEDD, Charlotte MITCHELL, Jim OVENS, Isobel PALMER, Nick PHILLIPS, Emilie POWNER, Bill SHACKCLOTH, Nigel TRICKEY, Sally TRICKEY, Nicki WADE, Malcolm Kevin WHITE, Stuart WILKIE, Elizabeth WILKIE, Jan YOUNG

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After my mother (check out those socks!) did an amazing job on the first timers brief it was over to me on the main brief.

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Thank you to everyone for the hush and patience during this. We know a lot of you already know most of the contents of this but for first timers this is their first experience at a parkrun and will want to listen to what is being said and of course someone somewhere standing out there listening to us may be getting a name check if they are on a certain milestone or visiting us from another parkrun... (like Claire) my friend from Longrun Meadow who was picking up a parkrun C this week on her way to completing her chosen word.

 

If you have forgotten already about my shameless plug about the Grand Union Canal 145 mile Race this Saturday and how I'm hoping to raise a bit of sponsorship money from it for the Running Down Dementia challenge then you can check out my profile page here !

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Sarah Presley who this week finished her 50th parkrun and Tom Morgan in 21st place who ran his 100th parkrun.

 

Thanks to Nicki Wade and Mel Warren for providing this weeks photographs. All of Which can be found on our Flickr page.

 

This week your RD is Nick, looking at the current state of the roster, I think he would really appreciate a bit more help... If you can volunteer this week? please get in touch!

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Thanks for dropping by and reading this..
I'll see most of you on the 9th June back at the Ridings, Until then...

Happy parkrunning #DFYB

Chipping Sodbury parkrun
Event number 211
19th May 2018

This week 356 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Malcolm Kevin WHITE • Stuart WILKIE • Elizabeth WILKIE • John FRANCKSEN • Jim OVENS • Bob BELL • Julie BRYANT • Tammy MEDD • Isobel PALMER • Nigel TRICKEY • Kevan ALLINGTON • Chris HOPKIN • Bill SHACKCLOTH • Charlotte MITCHELL • Nick PHILLIPS • Nigel CHAPMAN • Sally TRICKEY • Ellen DEVINE • Chris LOVELL • Jan YOUNG • Betty MANSER • Stuart MANSER • Ian CRABBE • Iain MACFARLANE • Nicki WADE • Eric BRYANT • Karen DORE • Emilie POWNER

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 Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 17:35 on 11th November 2017 (event number 188).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 90.12% (24:18) on 12th March 2016 (event number 104).

Chipping Sodbury parkrun started on 22nd February 2014. Since then 7,307 participants have completed 52,555 parkruns covering a total distance of 262,775 km, including 10,267 new Personal Bests.

 

Saturday 5th May

This weeks run report is provided by Isobel Palmer, one of our wonderful volunteers who is currently doing her Duke of Edinburgh award.

What can be said about todays park run that hasn’t been said before…..it was SUNNY and not only that, but it was sunny on a bank holiday weekend. The sun seemed to put a smile on everyone’s face and from the fast boy and girls at the front to the walkers at the back, everyone, well almost everyone, seemed to enjoy themselves.

Well done for everyone making the effort to get up on a Saturday morning and congratulations to anyone who did their first park run or to those who smashed their PB. Most of all a big thank you to all the volunteers who make Park run the success it is.

It always amazes me what a diverse lot us park runners are, from the extreme athletes leading the charge, to those of us who are tired out after the first 100 metres, the young, the old, the skinny, the less skinny the list goes on. Well done everybody.

 Thanks

Izzy

Chipping Sodbury parkrun
Event number 210
5th May 2018

This week 423 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 81 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Malcolm Kevin WHITE • Stuart WILKIE • Karen Janet WHITE • Sophie REED • Sonia CROSS • Sheila TURNER • Isobel PALMER • Mark OFFER • Nick WHITE • Adrian MITCHELL • Charlotte MITCHELL • Eleanor COX • Sally TRICKEY • Ellen DEVINE • Betty MANSER • Kim LEONARD • Iain MACFARLANE • Sue BIRD • Penelope THOYTS • Emilie POWNER

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 Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 17:35 on 11th November 2017 (event number 188).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 90.12% (24:18) on 12th March 2016 (event number 104).

Chipping Sodbury parkrun started on 22nd February 2014. Since then 7,283 participants have completed 52,199 parkruns covering a total distance of 260,995 km, including 10,201 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 209 Run Report

Chipping Sodbury parkrun
Event number 209
28th April 2018

This week was odd number pacing week with nearly 100 PB's in what turned out to be good running conditions.

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Liz Wilkie gave the new runner's briefing despite being on crutches!

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We had "Team Yankee" who were running for a friend with terminal cancer, see their photo below.

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Six year old Alex Long was doing his 10th event, well done Alex!

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This week 433 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 42 volunteers:

David PALMER • Katie PINNINGTON • Lee WEST • Elizabeth WILKIE • Mel WARREN • John FRANCKSEN • David STOTT • Andy BARTON • Martha PHILLIPS • Sonia CROSS • Bob BELL • Simon PURSE • Isobel PALMER • Chris HARES • Tracy FRANCKSEN • Claire SCHARNECK • Alan SMITH • Chris HOPKIN • Bill SHACKCLOTH • Anne PALMER • Laurence (Loz) HEWETSON • Eleanor COX • Nigel CHAPMAN • James CUTLER • Betty MANSER • Stuart MANSER • Aaron SELDON • Anna SMITH • Oliver HARES • Richard TROWBRIDGE • Kim LEONARD • Iain MACFARLANE • Claire ADAMS • Debbie BILLINGS • Hannah BILLINGS • Douglas WOODWARD • Charlotte WOODWARD • Rebecca WOODWARD • Nick WOODWARD • Sue BIRD • Emilie POWNER • Farah DIBA

Thanks for coming, see you all next week! Don't forget we are cancelled on 12th May so take the opportunity for a bit of parkrun tourism.

John Francksen
Co-Event Director & Run Director Event 209

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 Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 17:35 on 11th November 2017 (event number 188).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 90.12% (24:18) on 12th March 2016 (event number 104).
Chipping Sodbury parkrun started on 22nd February 2014. Since then 7,242 participants have completed 51,776 parkruns covering a total distance of 258,880 km, including 10,120 new Personal Bests.

 

Chipping Sodbury parkrun, Event number 207, 14th April 2018

What a fabulous turn out of runners and volunteers on this fine Saturday spring morning. With a top team everything seemed to work so smoothly today – stop watches and tokens stayed in sync for the whole 460 runners!
Thanks to Stuart Manser who did a fantastic job helping Ellen volunteer co-ordinate. I put him on the spot to help start the run and he also helped around the funnel this morning (a future run director in the making)
With more runners than ever we need more volunteers so if you have a few hours free please get in touch. It is such a great thing to get involved with and you can see how crazily it all works.
There were no mentions of ANY mile stone runs this week but we did have ABBY WATKINS celebrating her Hen do - running with 'friends'. Congratulations on completing your first parkrun and I'm sure it'll be a day (and night) to remember...
There were a staggering 98 PB's. Including in these great performances was Dominic Hurford with a PB of just one second, his last one at C/S was in October 2015! Great effort DH.

DS

This week 460 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 72 were first timers and 98 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Malcolm Kevin WHITE • John FRANCKSEN • David STOTT • Jim OVENS • Bob BELL • James GARDNER • Isobel PALMER • Jacob STOTT • Nick WHITE • Sara DE BARROS • Joanna HOWELL • Esther HATFIELD • Paul COX • Peter COOMBS • Pippa COX • Eleanor COX • Ellen DEVINE • Betty MANSER • Stuart MANSER • Jonathan HUGHES • Colin HARE • Debbie BILLINGS • Hannah BILLINGS • Douglas WOODWARD • Charlotte WOODWARD • Rebecca WOODWARD • Nick WOODWARD • Denisa MULCAHY
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 Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 17:35 on 11th November 2017 (event number 188).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 90.12% (24:18) on 12th March 2016 (event number 104).
Chipping Sodbury parkrun started on 22nd February 2014. Since then 7,129 participants have completed 50,902 parkruns covering a total distance of 254,510 km, including 9,953 new Personal Bests.

 

It may have been raining, but that didn’t dampen our parkrun spirits

Chipping Sodbury parkrun
Event number 206
7th April 2018

Well done to the 301 people who braved the rain to run, jog and walk our course today. It was great to see so many families enjoying parkrun. Of those families, the Woodwards were celebrating mother and daughter Rebecca and Charlotte's 50th parkruns. Well done to you both and thank you for the cake! Rebecca did her first parkrun with her son back in 2016 and has progressed from walking to running all three laps - she's also passed on her love of parkrun to her daughter and other family members and friends. Great work!

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The rain also didn't deter 30 people from doing their first ever parkrun - welcome to the parkrun family and we hope to see you again soon - or stop 41 people recording personal bests.

Of course none of it would have been possible without our 29 volunteers who all looked beautiful in their hi-vis vests. Thank you to:

Malcolm Kevin WHITE • Shelley ARMORGIE • Karen Janet WHITE • Sophie REED • Sonia CROSS • Martin WOOD • Bob BELL • Margaret CHANDLER • James GARDNER • Bill SHACKCLOTH • Toby BROWN • Sara DE BARROS • Harry WOOD • Karen BATEMAN • Nigel CHAPMAN • Sally TRICKEY • Ellen DEVINE • Ian CRABBE • Adam WALLER • Douglas WOODWARD • Charlotte WOODWARD • Rebecca WOODWARD • Nick WOODWARD • Sue BIRD • Kriska May THOMPSON • Penelope THOYTS • Jacob HUCKER • Pat THOYTS • Emilie POWNER

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

Chipping Sodbury parkrun started on 22nd February 2014. Since then 7,056 participants have completed 50,442 parkruns covering a total distance of 252,210 km, including 9,853 new Personal Bests.

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