Chipping Sodbury parkrun #237 – 8 December 2018
Our thanks to Rob Biggs for providing this week’s run report!
Event Report – Calm between two storms
After last night’s strong wind and rain, and in advance of forecast wet and stormy conditions later on, we woke to dry breezy conditions for event #237. Despite the forecast, the weather was kind. Conditions out on the course were breezy, particularly with the headwind at the bottom car park, but overall not too challenging. And, mercifully, the rain held off.
Our new runner's briefing was particularly well attended this week with 57 first timers!
With the welcome addition of two Couch to 5K graduating groups from North Bristol Running Group and Sports Pound totalling 35 first timers, a total of 406 runners completed the course this parkrunday. This is 26th time participation at Chipping Sodbury parkrun has exceeded 400 runners. The runners were supported by 32 hi-viz volunteers.
An additional innovation at this week’s run was the emergency planning event, held after parkrun. Incident training was undertaken in how to handle untoward events, including scenarios like heart attack, serious injury or traffic accident. While we all hope these emergencies never happen, it’s good to know that our brilliant volunteers are well prepared to handle the unexpected.__________________________________________________________________________________
Facts and stats
Three official milestone runners – Jeff Hardy (pictured,100), Marcus Thorne (100) and Alan Sherratt (50)
One unofficial milestone completed by Rob Biggs, the ‘Single-ton’, for completing 100 parkruns at Chipping Sodbury
Parkrun Tourists visited from Didcot and Cornwall.
Of the 406 runners, 97 ran their fastest time at Chipping Sodbury parkrun.
- 42 beat a previous CS PB
- 20 running for the first time at CS
- 35 completing their first ever parkrun.
This week 406 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 32 volunteers: Dean MASTERS • Ruth Elinor MEDCROFT • Malcolm Kevin WHITE • S WILKIE • Bruce SELLERS • Sonia CROSS • Steven GRANT • Margaret CHANDLER • Nicola DERRICK • Guy HALLEY • Cara BATES • Nicky ALWAY • Matthew GROVES • Kirsty PAGE • Noah COLLIER-KING • Bill SHACKCLOTH • Christopher PAGE • Charlotte MITCHELL • Gary COLLIER • Karen BATEMAN • Rob BIGGS • Nicholas PHILLIPS • Wendy BIGGS • Ellen DEVINE • Jeffery HARDY • Sarah QUICK • Frankie QUICK • Michelle PEARSON • Tristan BARRACLOUGH • Andrea COFFIN • Carol SMITH • Kamil PRZYBYL
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 8,279 participants have completed 61,574 parkruns covering a total distance of 307,870 km, including 11,600 new Personal Bests. A total of 772 individuals have volunteered 4,688 times.