Daventry parkrun Event No. 209 held Saturday 13 October 2018

With many parkruns in Wales and the west of England cancelled due to stormy weather our 209th parkrun at Daventry was somewhat breezy but we had nothing to fear being in the safe hands of run director Karen BALLOCH.
A larger crowd than average joined Chris EDGE for the first timers briefing, statistical pixies tell me 37 were taking part in their first event at Daventry (although not all at the briefing). A group of 12 were participating in their very first parkrun and between them they span 10 different age categories, again supporting the fact that parkrun is open to all!
Tourists came to us today from Coventry, London, Long Eaton, Braunstone, Redditch, Horsham, Market Harborough, Leamington, Northampton & Cardiff.
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The event was made possible by 23 volunteers: Damian BAKER, Anthony BAKER, Ewan BAKER, Karen BALLOCH, Louise BALLOCH, James BALLOCH, Paul BARKER, Pauline BARR, Matthew CLARKE, Sue DOWLER, Christopher EDGE, Carol HOLMES, Paula KASBERGER, Derek MONROE, Angela MOORE, Chris MULLANEY, Andrea QUINN, Charlotte ROSE, Mike SMALLWOOD, Maureen SMITH, Simon TAIT, David TARBUCK, Dominic TRANTER.
A special mention to our own David TARBUCK (aka “Dave the marshal”) who has now passed 100 times as our funnel manager.
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Perhaps with a local 10k event this Sunday general finish times were not as quick as previous weeks but still saw Daniel CLARKE finish in first place (for the 4th time) and junior Trinity MCCLEARY finish as first female (for the 27th time!). In total 16 personal bests were set.
Full results can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/daventry/results/latestresults/.
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This week’s milestone was brought to you by the number 50, 4 in total - Beverley RENWICK (Daventry Junior parkrun’s event director), Ben OLIVER (50 out of 50 at Daventry), multi-touristing first timer Angela WALLBANK and returning visitor Alex PHILLIPS. Congratulations to you all!!
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Finally some dates (and times) for your diary:
Daventry’s 4th birthday – Saturday November 7th (9am) – fancy dress theme is “parties”.
Christmas day parkrun – Tuesday December 25th (9am)
New Year’s day parkrun – Tuesday January 1st (10:30am)
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Damian BAKER signing off!

 

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Daventry parkrun – Event number 205, 15th September 2018

Thanks again this week to our fabulous volunteers - They turned out to put on a fabulously well attended parkrun in Daventry.

This weeks High-Vis Heroes were:

Karen BALLOCH • Caroline JEFFERY • Claire DAY • Chris MULLANEY • Kim MULLANEY • Rebecca CRAIG • Annette RUSSELL • Mark COUPE • Paula KASBERGER • Janice WILSON • David TARBUCK • Angie GOSWELL • Ethan WICK • Dave THOMPSON • Sakina LOVEJOY • Amy BADKIN • Daniel KENWARD • Christian DONALDSON • Matthew BEERE • Pauline BARR • Teresa HALL • Todd JEFFERY

Thanks also to all the runners, because we would have all looked silly stood there in High-Vis without you.

This week 218 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

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

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:19 on 5th August 2017 (event number 148).
The female record is held by Emma BOND who recorded a time of 18:07 on 21st July 2018 (event number 197).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 96.62% (22:40) on 4th March 2017 (event number 126).

Daventry parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 5,339 participants have completed 39,193 parkruns covering a total distance of 195,965 km, including 7,273 new Personal Bests.

See you soon,

Christopher Edge (That weeks Run Director)

 

Daventry parkrun – Event number 203, 1st September 2018

As the sunny weather continues into September we were welcomed to Daventry parkrun 203 by run director Karen BALLOCH.

In a twist of tradition, a local cancellation meant a few runners from Coventry were ‘sent to Daventry’. There were also visitors from Rugby, Northampton and Leamington.
We also welcomed 4 first timers to parkrun - Leon & Lucille MANGAN, Dale GOODERHAM and Tia KERBY-CAMPS. A warm welcome to all our newcomers today.

A total of 235 people ran, jogged and walked today. This of course would not have been possible without our wonderful volunteer team. Today’s crew were Damian BAKER, James BALLOCH, Karen BALLOCH, Claire DAY, Roger DUFFY, Rowan DUFFY, Fiona GAMMON, Teresa HALL, Jackie HESKETH, John KEEP, Sakina LOVEJOY, Derek MONROE, Deborah MONROE, Ian MOSER, Chris MULLANEY, Kim MULLANEY, Jenny PRICE, Jade REEVE, Maureen SMITH, David TARBUCK, Stella-Maria THOMAS, John TOMLINSON and Janice WILSON.

A special mention to John KEEP who volunteered for the 25th time and should soon receive a link for his parkrun volunteer T-shirt. Also hitting 25 since last Saturday was Ella WHEELDON. Many thanks to both of you from all at Daventry and Daventry Junior parkruns.

First finisher today was Luke GREENFIELD in 18:49 and first lady was Tamara HARDMAN who ran a PB (one of 46 PBs today!) and became the 4th fastest in her age category at Daventry since we began in late 2014. First finishing junior runners were Jack GRAY and Jemima LAMBERT.
There were also some impressive age grading results, two of them over 80%! - David CHANDLER and Kate BOND. David, in the VM60-64 age group, ran an impressive 19:52.

Full results can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/daventry/results/latestresults/.

This week we had just one official milestone and that was junior James WARD reaching 10 parkruns, all at Daventry. It was also a parkrun ‘birthday’ for me, celebrating 5 years since my first parkrun.

A little more random, our parkrunner with the shortest name was Tim DAY and with the longest name, thanks to a sneaky hyphen, was Elizabeth ESSEN-READER. Even more obscurely Dave MARKS, Denise MURRAY and Wendy MOORE have all attended exactly one parkrun for each letter in their names ... and I’ll stop there before it gets(!?) silly.

Damian BAKER-BAKER-BAKER signing off :0)

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:19 on 5th August 2017 (event number 148).
The female record is held by Emma BOND who recorded a time of 18:07 on 21st July 2018 (event number 197).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 96.62% (22:40) on 4th March 2017 (event number 126).

Daventry parkrun started on 8th November 2014. Since then 5,310 participants have completed 38,787 parkruns covering a total distance of 193,935 km, including 7,204 new Personal Bests.

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