High Five with Harry!

Chipping Sodbury parkrun Event #200 Run Report

A nice bright and crispy day met the 410 runners for this week’s parkrun.
This meant there were ideal conditions and 82 people achieved Personal Bests in addition to a further 35 first timers and 14 others who were making their first visit to Chipping Sodbury, who all now have a time to beat next time they visit the venue.
There were also several notable milestones of which we all admire :-
Sam Evans (11-14) ran his 10th parkrun, Andy Lane and Lindsay Caley ran their 50th parkruns and James Cutler ran his 100th parkrun.
However pride of place went to Douglas Woodward (pictured below) who despite being in the JM10 category achieved his 50th parkrun

Event 200

There were also notable parkrun volunteer milestones with Chris Lewis achieving his 25th occasion and Thomas Reed (pictured below) completing his 12 week volunteering stint as part of his Duke of Edinburgh award.

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Myself Harry Wood (pictured below) was amongst the volunteers on the back straight, my condition does not enable me to run but it enables me to really enjoy parkrun when I come back from college and a big thank you to each of you who Hi 5 me as you go around the back straight

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Of course I am not the only volunteer and many thanks need to go out to all this weeks 29 volunteers listed below :-
Claire ADAMS, Bob BELL, Sue BIRD, Nigel CHAPMAN, Pippa COX, Eleanor COX, Peter DEAKIN, Ellen DEVINE, John FRANCKSEN, Guy HALLEY, Jeffery HARDY, Jacob HUCKER, Robert LAVIS, Kim LEONARD, Chris LEWIS, Sarah LOCK, Chris LOVELL, Stuart MANSER, Jim OVENS, Isobel PALMER, Nick PHILLIPS, Lisa REED, Thomas REED, Bill SHACKCLOTH, Emma STEELE, David STOTT, Malcolm Kevin WHITE, Harry WOOD, Martin WOOD
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 6,788 participants have completed 48,243 parkruns covering a total distance of 241,215 km, including 9,538 new Personal Bests.
Chipping Sodbury parkrun Event #200 Report

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Chipping Sodbury parkrun Event #199 Run Report

Chipping Sodbury Parkrun Event #199 Run Report

Unfortunately, the weather for CS parkrun Event #199 wasn’t great - cold, damp and grey, with a ‘fresh’ wind... also known as February! And yet 370 hardy souls turned out to complete the course.

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In addition to all your smiling faces, this grey day was brightened by the hi-vis jackets worn by our 23 hero volunteers, led by Run Director Malcolm White, pictured in full voice. Kim Leonard did the first time runners briefing... for the first time, pictured with her dog Blaze.

Event 199

Event 199

Exactly 100 amazing runners posted their personal best time at CS today, including 26 parkrunners completing a parkrun 5k for the very first time. Well done to all!
Three run milestones were achieved today. 100th runs were celebrated by Tom Walters and Dan Heelis-Adams. Maddy Dawson notched up her 50th run and celebrated with cake (all pictured below). Great work, all of you!

Event 199

Event 199

Event 199

We were host to a rather unique tourist, Daniel Connolly from Coventry parkrun. Daniel has now visited 90 parkrun venues. In 2018, he is aiming to visit as many different parkruns as he can and contribute to the run report at each, so here’s his take on CS parkrun...

Totally enjoyed today's parkrun such a friendly bunch at Chipping Sodbury!
My parkrun destination today was picked on the recommendation of a parkrun Facebook group! My request to the group was simple: which parkrun near Cheltenham is fairly flat and had a hard running surface. Chipping Sodbury was suggested, and so it was that I arrived this morning and realised that the suggestion was perfect!

This is the 8th possible parkrun of the year and so far I have written 7 run reports. It has become my New Year’s resolution that I will try and write one for each different parkrun I visit. Arriving 50 minutes before a parkrun means you have lots of time to do a thorough warm-up and test the course before the new runners briefing. Or like me you can chat to so many friendly people. Luckily one of these friendly parkrunners was Rob Biggs who when hearing my resolution offered to let me contribute my report and slot it into his! RESULT!

At 8:50, Kim Leonard gave her first ever new runners briefing. Having heard quite a few different ones now, I can say if she hadn't have told us it was her first time we would never have known and she didn't miss anything out. She made a great job of welcoming the new parkrunners to the family.

Just after 9am, the whistle sounded the start. My plan based on participateing in a cross country running event later in the day meant I started behind the 30min marker. Take it easy. But as with all parkruns, the joy of running kicks in, even on a drizzly February day, and I went off a little quick.

Sooner runners spread out around the park, blobs of moving neon highlighting the route. At all the key turns, a friendly marshal waiting to point the way and offer words of encouragement. When I run I do try and thank every marshal I pass.

What I love about all the different parkruns is their own unique features. Colin, the token board, is fab! A way of speeding up the token sorting… Genius! And great to see everyone managing to make sure they return them at the end.

Tourism parkrun style is never complete without a trip to the café, or in the case of Chipping Sodbury, the Football / Rugby club house. For £1, a great cup of coffee and a chat with other parkrunners.

Thank you for a smashing morning.

Daniel Connolly
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Event 199

We’re now looking forward to CS parkrun’s 200th event next week. Encouragingly, the 7 day weather forecast is much better. See you all again next Saturday to join the celebrations!

This week 370 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Malcolm Kevin WHITE • Karen Janet WHITE • Dan HEELIS-ADAMS • Sophie REED • Bob BELL • Jenny PEARCE • James GARDNER • Isobel PALMER • Guy HALLEY • Robert LAVIS • Andy AIREY • Rob BIGGS • Eleanor COX • Betty MANSER • Stuart MANSER • Oliver HARES • Kim LEONARD • Lisa REED • Thomas REED • Sue BIRD • Mike PLOWS • Debbie COOPER • Jacob HUCKER
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 6,753 participants have completed 47,833 parkruns covering a total distance of 239,165 km, including 9,456 new Personal Bests.

 

A family affair…

Chipping Sodbury parkrun
Event number 198
3rd February 2018

This week 365 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom massive 60 were first timers! Welcome to everyone who joined parkrun for the first time. It was great to see so many families within the first timers and the regulars. Mums, dads and children all running together. Well done to all the under 11s who ran with their 'responsible' adults and kept them in check! Included in our first timers were the Holcombe family from Yate; Wayne, Gayle, Ollie and Jack we hope to see you back at Chipping Sodbury parkrun next week :-) We also had an enthusiastic group of runners from Blast Fitness joining us this morning - we hope the drizzle didn't put you off coming back and running with us again very soon!

Of course, we would be able to do parkrun without our amazing volunteers. All 21 of you look fabulous in hivis! Thank you to:
John FRANCKSEN • Bruce SELLERS • Sophie REED • Bob BELL • Robert LAVIS • Darcey REYNOLDS • Adrian MITCHELL • Bill SHACKCLOTH • Nick PHILLIPS • Eleanor COX • Nigel CHAPMAN • Wendy BIGGS • Ellen DEVINE • Chris LOVELL • Stuart MANSER • Oliver HARES • Kim LEONARD • Lisa REED • Thomas REED • Sue BIRD • Jacob HUCKER

And this week the run director (me!), tail walker (Sue) and marshal (Wendy) had great fun trying out our brand new walkie-talkies. The walkie-talkies enable the run director to be in contact with the marshals and tail walker to ensure that should anything happen out on the course, we can get help to where it's needed asap. If you fancy trying out your walkie-talkie lingo, then step forward as a volunteer next week and be ready to 'roger that' to your heart's content!

To end this run report, here's a quote from one of today's wonderful volunteers:

"Thanks for another lovely day at CS pr today. Thoroughly enjoyed a positive event in the company of uplifting souls[...] Long live pr!

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 6,713 participants have completed 47,463 parkruns covering a total distance of 237,315 km, including 9,396 new Personal Bests.

 

Celebrity parkrun!

Chipping Sodbury parkrun
Event number 197
27th January 2018

This week’s event was quite wet and drizzly, but no-one’s spirit was dampened! We played musical hi-viz to see who got one this week, so I decided to ask parkrun HQ for some more. They have kindly obliged so we will have more soon, so poor Sue Bird won’t have to wear a junior bib and look like this………..!

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Many thanks to Emma Steele who was a VI (visually impaired) guide this week. We also were on even minute pacers this month. Great volunteering by our pacers and top spot goes to Stephen Chandler who was 36:04, Julian Livitt and Rob Biggs were over by 7 seconds, Dave Goodwin on his 100th Run was +8 seconds, Jeff Hardy and George Clarke were +9 and our own Run Director Dave Stott was last after coming in 10 seconds off the pace!

It was a busy morning with GB international ultra-runner Holly Rush going round in a speedy 18:50, and had a nice chat with the Run Director who recognised her. She posted a nice thank you below.

Event 197

We have a few milestones with Suzie Biggs doing her 50th, and David Goodwin, as well as pacing, doing his 100th along with Rachel Bramwell and Anne Palmer. Well done to you all!
We have a couple of event milestones coming up with our 200th event on 17th February and our 4th birthday the week after on the 24th. More details to follow.
This week 367 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Jonathan GOODLAND • Chris LEWIS • John FRANCKSEN • Pauline FLETCHER • David STOTT • Martha PHILLIPS • Bob BELL • Martin HERRING • Stephen CHANDLER • Yvonne COOPER • Guy HALLEY • Elaine KIRTON • Tracy FRANCKSEN • Robert LAVIS • Emma STEELE • Jeremy CROSS • Tegan REYNOLDS • Darcey REYNOLDS • David GOODWIN • Bill SHACKCLOTH • Nick PHILLIPS • Rob BIGGS • Ellen DEVINE • Di CAVE • Stuart MANSER • Jeffery HARDY • Oliver HARES • Kim LEONARD • Lisa REED • Thomas REED • George CLARKE • Lisa HAWKER • Julian LIVITT • Sue BIRD • Eric BRYANT • Matthew JONES • Jacob HUCKER

See you all next week with RD Ellen and our new radios!
John Francksen
Run Director, event 197 and Co-Event Director

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 6,653 participants have completed 47,098 parkruns covering a total distance of 235,490 km, including 9,335 new Personal Bests.

 

A little squelchy underfoot.

Chipping Sodbury Event Number 196

A light drizzle accompanied our parkrun on Saturday and 312 of you joined us including 25 first timers. Welcome to the parkrun family. As you all know, our event (and all the other parkruns) could not take place without the generosity of our volunteers who wear the high viz vests every week. We can never thank them enough. This weeks group were:

Bob BELL • Carol HICKS • Chris LEWIS • Claire SHINE • Colin HARE • Darcey REYNOLDS • Ellen DEVINE • Guy HALLEY • Jacob HUCKER • John FRANCKSEN • Karen BATEMAN • Kim LEONARD • Lisa REED • Nick PHILLIPS • Oliver HARES • Robert LAVIS • Sonia CROSS • Steve PALMER • Stuart MANSER • Tegan REYNOLDS • Thomas REED • Tom WATSON • Wendy NEWTON and BOB LAVIS

We have noticed that a few of you like to run to music and wear your headphones most weeks. While we understand the appeal of this, we are asking you to please leave your earphones at home for parkrun and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, or alternatively only wear one earphone during the run. There are parts of the course which become extremely busy and we need you to be able to hear people around you at all times. Thank you for your understanding.

Next month Chipping Sodbury parkrun will be celebrating its' fourth year and yes, you guessed it, there will be CAKE to help us celebrate. Watch this space for more news about our 4th Birthday.

Happy parkrunning everyone.
Best wishes from all at the Chipping Sodbury Office.
Sonia(RD event 196)

This week 312 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Chris LEWIS • John FRANCKSEN • Sonia CROSS • Bob BELL • Guy HALLEY • Robert LAVIS • Claire SHINE • Tegan REYNOLDS • Darcey REYNOLDS • Nick PHILLIPS • Karen BATEMAN • Wendy NEWTON • Carol HICKS • Ellen DEVINE • Steve PALMER • Stuart MANSER • Colin HARE • Oliver HARES • Kim LEONARD • Lisa REED • Thomas REED • Tom WATSON • Jacob HUCKER
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 6,600 participants have completed 46,731 parkruns covering a total distance of 233,655 km, including 9,289 new Personal Bests.

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