Daventry parkrun event number 195 held on Saturday 7 July 2018

With the sun shining and several runners already having completed the 7am 7k round Draycote, 243 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

Congratulations go to Annette Hawkins for joining the 100 Club this week.

Despite the almost perfect conditions several runners did manage to fall so just a wee reminder to please take care.  There are loose branches, stubborn tree roots and hidden rocks round the route that are not always easy to see.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers this week, most of whom were from Rugby Triathlon Club including Pacers which are always much appreciated and do their very best to come in on time but our course is not an easy one to pace so well done and thank you all.  Alan TOWLER • Christine BROUGHAN • Paul ALBON • Gregory ASHLEY • Karen BALLOCH • Nichola SMITH • Ali MOULT • Judith HARPER • Rebecca WHEAVER • Ian MOSER • Guy SANDERS • Alice O'NEILL • Mike SMALLWOOD • David WILLIAMS • Jack DE BOKX • David TARBUCK • Matt HAYWARD • Ethan WICK • Daniel CLARKE • Josie GOODWIN • Liz WILLIAMS • Garry HAYNES • Anthony STINTON • Paul LEE • Anna HARRINGTON • Martin MOXON • Luke BURNDRED • Emily HAYWARD • Annette GOLAWSKA • Jacob HAYWARD • Beccy IRELAND • Mel PLUMRIDGE • Emma PLUMRIDGE • Mark PALMER • Laura HAYWARD.   It was great to have them with us and hopefully some of you will have signed up to their Daventry event on 9th September.

There are some great pictures from this week so please go have a look and see if you can spot yourself.

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

The female record is held by Emily WAUGH who recorded a time of 18:10 on 14th March 2015 (event number 19).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:19 on 5th August 2017 (event number 148).
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 5,053 participants have completed 36,870 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,350 km, including 6,928 new Personal Bests.

 

Daventry parkrun – Event number 194, 30th June

On a warm and sunny Saturday morning run director Chris risked the ever increasing temperature of a metal ladder to welcome us to Daventry parkrun no.194.

The briefing for newcomers, given by Karen, included 8 first timers and 3 touring away from their most regular events in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Great Manchester. I hope you all enjoyed your first run with us!

Like these first timers to Daventry it was also my first time across our wonderful new bridge that allows us to return to our original course. Thanks again to all involved, especially Tompkins Joinery for their efforts and generosity.

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Talking of thank-yous, a total of 27 volunteers helped us put on today’s event, They were Damian BAKER, Karen BALLOCH, Phil BEAR, Daniel CLARKE, Christopher EDGE, Stephen GARRETT, Andrew HALL, Tom JEFFRIES, Henry Ek JEFFRIES, Ruben Gk JEFFRIES, Paula KASBERGER, Sakina LOVEJOY, Louise MCKIE, Deborah MONROE, Derek MONROE, Keith MOREMAN, Chris MULLANEY, Jade REEVE, Mike SMALLWOOD, Dieter SULLIVAN, David TARBUCK, Stella-Maria THOMAS, Dominic TRANTER, Nick WATKINS, Rebecca WHEAVER, Ethan WICK and Amy WRIGHT.

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27 seems to be the number of the day as it was also the number of PBs too. Amongst them were 3 of our junior runners, Ellen RADDAN, Pippa THOMPSON & Joe HOWE and finishing in first place was Mark HILL in a speedy time of 16:37, just making it into our top 10 fastest finishers (without canine assistance). First female across the line was Zoe KEMP, now 4 times in our last 5 events. Well done to you and all the others. Full results can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/daventry/results/latestresults/.

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No milestone runs this week but can see that a few of you are very close so expect to see some 10, 50 and 100 celebrations and maybe some V25 too although many of a core volunteer team are now significantly over 100 times helping us out which is really amazing!

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Next week we have a full rota and a number of pacers as it will be a takeover by Rugby Triathlon Club but there a still plenty of opportunities in the coming weeks.

 

Damian signing off (and running into the shade!)

 

Daventry parkrun – Event number 192, 16th June 2018

On an overcast Saturday morning, the 192nd Daventry parkrun, was awash in purple as local running club Daventry Road Runners staged a take over. The club supplied a number of volunteers which included a large number of pacers, with times ranging from 19mins to 35mins, giving people a great chance to push for PBs and to run with a smile.

That meant that of the 281 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, we saw 70 new Personal Bests thanks in part at least to the DRR pacers. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part, and we had 27 first timers

The course was run on the alternative route whilst an ongoing repair to the original course (the replacement of one of our four bridges) is still being carried out.

Amongst the various first timers and tourists was one notable visitor today, Riggie Roland, who, in the past, has completed 40 parkruns in 40 counties over 3 days.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers. They were Stella-Maria Thomas, Christopher Edge, Steve Brooks, Simon Davies, Dieter Sullivan, Claire Day, Laura Sullivan, Debbie Tremayne, Jill Jelley, Nadine Gray, Annette Russell, Charles Goadsby, Brian Donkersley, Thomas Webb, Neil Wills, David Tarbuck, Daniel Day, Daniel Clarke, Sue Herbert, Derek Monroe, Neil Metcalfe-Sheppard, Sakina Lovejoy, Amy Badkin, Daniel Kenward, Amy Wright, Andrew Hall, Lizette Hummel, Matthew Bainborough, Stephen Garrett, Maureen Smith, Wayne Byles, Kathryn Mytton, and Shelley Byles.

John Lindsay joined the 50 milestone club this weekend (and kept very quiet about it!)

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

 

Daventry parkrun – Event number 191, 9th June 2018

A pleasant morning in early June welcomes us to Daventry’s 191st parkrun and its 2nd run of the revised out-and-back course due to the weather damaged bridge along the original route. Word on the street (well ... word on the path) from run director Karen is that repairs are planned this week but we will await advice on when it is best to return back to our full loop around the reservoir.

For now though we can enjoy the positives of the new route, lots of support for passing runners, those faster and slower, many of which you don’t normally see after the first few seconds and a chance for a few haphazard high fives, all of which may well have contributed to an incredible 63 PBs (28% of all taking part).

The new course also means some new, and critical, marshal points and extra ringing for our amazing cowbell supporters. In total 22 volunteers helped us put on today’s event : Amy BADKIN, Damian BAKER, Julie BALL, Stephen BALL, James BALLOCH, Karen BALLOCH, Phil BEAR, Katie BROUGHAM, Stephanie CHITTENDEN, Daniel CLARKE, Christopher EDGE, Teresa HALL, Andrew HALL, Anna HARRINGTON, Samantha HOLMES, Tom JEFFRIES, Paula KASBERGER, Ben LEUGS, Sakina LOVEJOY, David TARBUCK, Dominic TRANTER and Margaret URWIN. Many thanks to this A-to-Z (B-to-U!) of heroes!!

Of course we also had some runners and walkers, a total of 224, including 11 first timers and 10 tourists, mostly local but a few slightly further away, including a visitor from Exeter – nice to see you all and hope to see you again.   Amongst the finishers was just one official milestone and that was junior Holly ALLEN completing her 10th run but also an unofficial 150th milestone from regular Jackie HESKETH.

Too many PBs to mention this time but parkrun isn’t only about the fast times, it’s about the community, the smiles and just getting out there so well done everyone! Thanks also for all handing back your finish tokens as all are now sorted back and ready for next week. Full results can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/daventry/results/latestresults/.

Finally, for your calendar: Next week (June 16th) is a takeover by the local Daventry Road Runners club who will be providing almost all of the volunteer roles and a number of pacers. The following day (Sunday June 17th) is the 2nd anniversary of Daventry Junior parkrun (for children 4-14, http://www.parkrun.org.uk/daventry-juniors/ for more details). Further ahead, providing no interruptions, our 200th event will be on August 11th. No plans as yet but if nothing else it’s an excuse for cake!!

Damian signing off!

The female record is held by Emily WAUGH who recorded a time of 18:10 on 14th March 2015 (event number 19).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:19 on 5th August 2017 (event number 148).
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 4,957 participants have completed 35,910 parkruns covering a total distance of 179,550 km, including 6,762 new Personal Bests.

 

Daventry parkrun – Event number 190, 2nd June 2018

After weather damage to a bridge on a key part of the parkrun route, event Number 190 presented a challenge to the organisers. With thanks to Ian Moser, Karen Balloch, Chris and Tilly Edge, a revised course was measured out so the event could go ahead without compromising the health and safety of our valued participants.

The 26 volunteers listed below played a vital role in making sure that the revised course worked: Stella-Maria THOMAS • Margaret URWIN • Karen BALLOCH • David SHAW • Steve BROOKS • Sandra BEAR • Phil BEAR • Dieter SULLIVAN • Ian MOSER • Mike SMALLWOOD • Andrea QUINN • Janice WILSON • David TARBUCK • Sally WATTS • Wendy ASTON • Jack LOWE • Daniel CLARKE • Geoff RAVENHALL • Neil METCALFE-SHEPPARD • Amy BADKIN • Charlotte SHAW • Dominic TRANTER • Matthew BAINBOROUGH • Maureen SMITH • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Paul SMART

Mike Smallwood deserves a special mention as it was his 100th time volunteering.  He also did lead bike pre-event to check to new route, then lead bike again to lead the runners out and back in time to give out the finish tokens.  Also, Karen Balloch completed her 150th volunteer role and then ran her 30th parkrun.  An outstanding contribution by both individuals.

The final word goes to the 217 people ran, jogged and walked the new course, of whom 22 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.  Congratulations to Lizette HUMMEL and Mandy NICHOLSON for completing their 50th parkrun.

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

The female record is held by Emily WAUGH who recorded a time of 18:10 on 14th March 2015 (event number 19).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:19 on 5th August 2017 (event number 148).
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 4,936 participants have completed 35,686 parkruns covering a total distance of 178,430 km, including 6,699 new Personal Bests.

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