Havant parkrun #333 – watching the leaves falling off the trees

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We nearly didn’t make it to the parkrun this morning as the road was closed, it wasn’t just us because there were people in front of us that were also held up. We were quite surprised to see that it was closed.

Today 100 women and 125 men did the parkrun, altogether this was 225 people which is better than weeks that it has been raining. Just at the end when the tail runner was finishing it started raining quite a lot.

There were 13 first timers and 27 new PBs which is good. Well done to junior Amber MORTIMER who did her 10th parkrun, Gavin ETHRINGTON-SMITH on his 50th parkrun and John PYMONT on his 100th parkrun. Bridget MAIN did her 200th Havant parkrun, she has done 291 parkruns altogether.

There were six funny times this week - 23:23 (Steve HARRIS), 27:27 (Nicola SIBLEY), 29:29 (David FORSTER), 33:33 (Denise WILLIAMS), 35:35 (Claire HOWARD) and 58:58 (Hilary SCHWAGER)!

I hope you enjoyed running watching the leaves falling off the trees.

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Report by: (8 year old) Noah BURR Noah

 
Congratulations to junior Amber MORTIMER on joining the 10 Club today, to Gavin ETHERINGTON-SMITH on joining the 50 Club and to John PYMONT on joining the 100 Club.


 
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This week 225 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Roger JONES • Phil WESTERN • Gary MCCAWLEY • Anita CRAWLEY • Lisa EMSON • Jane WEST • Jason HORTON • Robin HALL • Paul MILLINGTON • Catherine HALL • Hilary SCHWAGER • Rosie TROUT • Kim AMEY • Noah BURR • Peter BEACHILL • Peter BROWN • Shellie ROGERS • Bruce CORNEY • Janice STOTT • Francesca PARRIS

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

The male record is held by James BAKER who recorded a time of 15:56 on 11th August 2012 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 18:36 on 9th August 2014 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane HARROP who recorded 90.81% (20:29) on 11th August 2018 (event number 325).

Havant parkrun started on 16th June 2012. Since then 7,882 participants have completed 66,376 parkruns covering a total distance of 331,880 km, including 11,153 new Personal Bests.

 

Post-run meet up for coffee, chat and cake:

Please do join us in the Cabin for post-run refreshments and chat, an essential part of the parkrun experience, and don't forget that you can exchange the voucher half of your car park ticket for a hot drink after your run.

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Havant parkrun #328 – Meteorologically speaking…

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Event number 328 at Havant parkrun falls on the first day of the meteorological autumn, with the school holidays almost over and a cool tinge to the early morning air it certainly feels like a seasonal change is on its way.

This morning's parkrun first timers briefing was given by Maria LEONARD, the briefing provides a helpful guide for parkrun first timers and tourists visiting Havant.

Once Maria had completed the briefing, parkrun duties were handed over to today's Run Director Gill WRIGHT who welcomed everyone to the event. There were first timers and tourists from all over the country and we also welcomed tourists all the way from Brisbane, Australia. We hope you enjoyed your parkrun this morning and we look forward to seeing you again at Havant.

Gill had two special milestone announcements this morning and congratulations go to Havant regulars Dale WESTERN and Anita CRAWLEY for completing 250 parkruns.

Dale started his parkrun journey on 30/06/12 and has completed all his parkruns at Havant. Anita’s road to 250 started on 23/06/12 where she has completed 225 events at Havant and has taken to the road 25 times to do a bit of parkrun touring within the local area. Anita has also volunteered 57 times in various roles.

Well done Dale and Anita a great achievement, we look forward to seeing you in your green 250 t-shirts very soon.

Volunteering is an essential part of parkrun and enables events to take place around the world each week. Gill thanked today's volunteers and so did the assembled crowd with a round of applause... thank you volunteers.

The sun had just about burnt off the cool morning air and 261 parkrunners were treated to a glorious jaunt around the park bathed in the warm sunshine. Autumn may just have to wait a while longer. There were 37 first timers and 31 new personal best were recorded this morning, well done everyone.

See you all next week at event 329.

 

Report by: Gary MCCAWLEY gary

 
Congratulations to junior Grace EVERETT on joining the 10 Club today, and to Dale WESTERN and Anita CRAWLEY on joining the 250 Club.


 
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This week 261 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Roger JONES • Phil WESTERN • Gary MCCAWLEY • Gill WRIGHT • Lesley ALLEN • Maria LEONARD • Roland BARNARD • Nicki TURNER • Rosie TROUT • Nicola FOWLIE • Paula CLAPP • Ben STRUTT • Harry BARNARD • Anne COOK • Jeremy DRUMMOND • Claire JOYCE • Amy GAUNT • Francesca PARRIS

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

The male record is held by James BAKER who recorded a time of 15:56 on 11th August 2012 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 18:36 on 9th August 2014 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane HARROP who recorded 90.81% (20:29) on 11th August 2018 (event number 325).

Havant parkrun started on 16th June 2012. Since then 7,774 participants have completed 65,155 parkruns covering a total distance of 325,775 km, including 10,958 new Personal Bests.

 

Post-run meet up for coffee, chat and cake:

Please do join us in the Cabin for post-run refreshments and chat, an essential part of the parkrun experience, and don't forget that you can exchange the voucher half of your car park ticket for a hot drink after your run.

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Havant parkrun #326 – numbers numbers

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Today dawned as overcast but dry; thank you parkrun weather fairies. It was to be a busy morning with Bridget MAIN at the helm as RD; we had pacers, and a visit from James PETERS, a National Lottery funded TeamGB sailor as part of #teamparkrun.

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It was the 326th parkrun at Havant and there were 269 parkrunners which included the usual mix of people new to parkrun (welcome), people new to Havant (again welcome) and regulars.

We had good running conditions; no mud yet at “Robin Corner”, and indeed 39 PBs were achieved; well done all.

So three people today did milestone runs: Rebecca CHAMBERS and Tom STOTT entering the 50 club, and for myself, the 250 club. I love the way that parkrun celebrate these milestone runs which are achievable by everyone as you don’t have to set any speed records, just keep turning up each parkrunday :-)

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(Ed's note: apologies to Rebecca, we don't have a photo of you)

On a personal note, 250 parkruns represents 250 x 5km run or walked, but so much more. Since first starting at Havant in June 2012 I have run at 93 different events including 100 runs at Havant, met probably more than 250 people, many of whom I now count as parkrun family, and, dare I say it, probably eaten about 250 pieces of cake!! – well I am a member of Havant cake club after all!

Today it was lovely to run with family members, including my sister, Fiona SCOTT, who used to think I was mad for doing parkruns when I could run on a treadmill in a gym instead! – she now runs at Woodley! It was also great to see so many of my parkrun family there, including people I have met whilst being a tourist. (Don’t forget that your barcode means that you can turn up at any parkrun event in the world!)

Back to numbers again; there were some pleasing finishing times today: Trevor WILKINS 29:29, Sean O’CONNOR 32:32, and myself in 37:37.

Graham HUGHES did his 47th run and finished in 47th place, and likewise Henry CHAMBERS did his 40th run and was in 40th place.

So what more can I say, other than it was another enjoyable parkrunday, thank you to the volunteers and to #teamparkrun James PETERS, and, especially to the “unknown runners”, DFYB (don’t forget your barcode)!
 

Report by: Nicola STOTT nicola

 
Congratulations to Rebecca CHAMBERS and Tom STOTT on joining the 50 Club today, and to Nicola STOTT on joining the 250 Club.


 
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This week 269 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Bridget MAIN • Phil WESTERN • Mary SHORT • Gary MCCAWLEY • Nicola STOTT • Anita CRAWLEY • Peter BONE • Simon WILLIAMS • Lesley ALLEN • Lisa EMSON • Alexander COLE • Emma SEARLE • Kerrie ROCKETT • Jason HORTON • Robin HALL • Hilary SCHWAGER • Tony LIDDELL • Steve HOLDER • Rosie TROUT • Nicola FOWLIE • Peter BEACHILL • Libby PYMONT • Rebecca RALF • Barry PYMONT • Hannah LOWRY • Paul SMART • Tracy LONG • Peter BROWN • John PYMONT • Janice STOTT • Francesca PARRIS • James PETERS

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

The male record is held by James BAKER who recorded a time of 15:56 on 11th August 2012 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 18:36 on 9th August 2014 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane HARROP who recorded 90.81% (20:29) on 11th August 2018 (event number 325).

Havant parkrun started on 16th June 2012. Since then 7,709 participants have completed 64,644 parkruns covering a total distance of 323,220 km, including 10,895 new Personal Bests.

 

Post-run meet up for coffee, chat and cake:

Please do join us in the Cabin for post-run refreshments and chat, an essential part of the parkrun experience, and don't forget that you can exchange the voucher half of your car park ticket for a hot drink after your run.

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Havant parkrun #316 – Carry on NHS and parkrun…

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Welcome to Havant parkrun #316. Along with parkrun UK today's event at Havant is celebrating 70 years of the NHS. We have all used the services of the NHS so today was a chance to say thank you to all the people who work within the service.

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The park was bathed in early morning sunshine as today's event director Simon WILLIAMS got today’s event started with the first timers brief given by Anita CRAWLEY. Following the brief, we all gathered under the tree as Simon welcomed everyone to parkrun.

First timers were applauded, as well as parkrun tourists from Norfolk, Wimbledon and South Africa, we hope you all enjoyed the parkrun experience at Havant and look forward to seeing you soon.

Congratulations and applause went to Lauren FOGDEN, Dan PALMER, Jamie STEVENS and Catherine LE ROUX who all completed their 50th parkrun this morning. Well done, we all hope to see you proudly wearing your milestone t-shirts soon.

Following Simon’s introduction around 270 parkrunners all gathered along the Green waiting for the off, we were soon all away for our clockwise jaunt around the park. The route was mainly dry apart from Robin's Corner where the puddles were putting on a brave battle against the warm sunshine

Congratulations to James BAKER who was the lead man to complete the run and to Jane HARROP who was the lead lady. I know some of you like a a bit of number symmetry, so a big well done to 70th placed parkrunner Sam GREEN who achieved a personal best of 25.49 at his fifth parkrun at Havant.

Don’t forget next week is our 6th anniversary event and we will be celebrating by holding a fancy dress event with the theme 'Now We Are Six' which is based around A.A Milne’s book of poems, so there is plenty of scope for ideas for those who want to dress up.

 

Report by: Gary MCCAWLEY gary

Photos of parkrun #316 can be viewed here, many thanks to Martyn GARVEY.

Congratulations to junior Rhiannon THOMSON on joining the 10 Club today, and to Catherine LE ROUX, Dan PALMER, Jamie STEVENS and Lauren FOGDEN on joining the 50 Club.


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This week 272 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Hilary WALKER • Roger JONES • Phil WESTERN • Gary MCCAWLEY • Anita CRAWLEY • Simon WILLIAMS • Simon HAZELL • Jo GILHOLM • Lesley ALLEN • Lisa EMSON • Kerrie ROCKETT • Roland BARNARD • Hilary SCHWAGER • Julia REVILL • Nicola FOWLIE • Gary EDMONDS • Paula CLAPP • Ben STRUTT • Libby PYMONT • Harry BARNARD • Francesca PARRIS • Gina FARMER

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

The male record is held by James BAKER who recorded a time of 15:56 on 11th August 2012 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 18:36 on 9th August 2014 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane HARROP who recorded 90.69% (20:14) on 12th May 2018 (event number 312).

Havant parkrun started on 16th June 2012. Since then 7,426 participants have completed 62,099 parkruns covering a total distance of 310,495 km, including 10,561 new Personal Bests.

 

Post-run meet up for coffee, chat and cake:

Please do join us in the Cabin for post-run refreshments and chat, an essential part of the parkrun experience, and don't forget that you can exchange the voucher half of your car park ticket for a hot drink after your run.

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Havant parkrun #315 – Sunny June

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Welcome to sunny June parkrunners! And also, my first run report, so please bear with me! To begin, I just want to briefly intro you on who I am. I'm Becky, I'm 27 and I'm a parkrun addict :-)

Last summer I registered thanks to my friend and newfound running buddy, Emma, in the midst of her Great South Run training, and I haven't looked back since. parkrun can turn around a bad week, kick-off a good weekend, allow for some extra weekend calorie consumption ;-) and help build friendships. Just taking part week after week has effortlessly built up a wonderful group of parkrun friends; some of whom I hadn't spent time with in years and some of whom it's just a joy to see more of and be proud of as we tour the local parkruns and all strive to scrape seconds off our PBs! A shout out and thank you to Emma & Neil, Jane & Keith, Sue, Dan, Kim and Sarah. This gang are the reason I get up and run.

So back to Saturday, how beautiful was the weather?! It's increasingly hot at 9am now, so well done to all involved and remember to stay hydrated! A wonderful briefing by Lisa, an encouraging start from the cheering volunteers and off we went! Of course, it's not a Havant parkrun if you're not avoiding/sliding through/falling into puddles but the clear skies really did make the course that bit more stunning, particularly the picturesque downhill, the lake and the uphill that always loosely reminds me of The Rockies (if you squint and use your imagination!)

What I find most refreshing about parkrun is the range of abilities, that everyone sets their own challenge from the first finishers to the first timers. Huge congratulations and respect to the top 3 gentlemen, Lewis BANNER, Colin TRIGG and Thomas HOSKINSON, and the top 3 ladies, Kate WHORTON, Hannah LOWRY and Jo GILHOLM. It never ceases to blow my mind when I'm lapped, and I love catching the dramatic, close sprint finishes as I brace myself for the second lap!

Keeping us going and helping us finish, the volunteers this week gave their all, as usual. Thank you to:

Roger JONES • Phil WESTERN • Simon HAZELL • Lisa EMSON • Alexander COLE • Mark CARPENTER • Roland BARNARD • Karen COLE • Louie MURDY • Nicola FOWLIE • Paula CLAPP • Peter BEACHILL • Ben STRUTT • Libby PYMONT • Harry BARNARD • Jacqueline JONES • Peter BROWN • Becky GARNETT • Michelle JONES

I'm so proud to call Havant my home parkrun. No matter where I travel, I always feel happiest coming back to the gorgeous Staunton Country Park.

 

Report by: Becky GARNETT BeckyG

 
Photos of parkrun #315 can be viewed here, many thanks to Martyn GARVEY.

Congratulations to junior Thomas WHORTON on joining the 10 Club today, and to Stephen BUTLIN on joining the 50 Club.
 


 
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This week 253 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers.

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

The male record is held by James BAKER who recorded a time of 15:56 on 11th August 2012 (event number 8).
The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 18:36 on 9th August 2014 (event number 112).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane HARROP who recorded 90.69% (20:14) on 12th May 2018 (event number 312).

Havant parkrun started on 16th June 2012. Since then 7,398 participants have completed 61,827 parkruns covering a total distance of 309,135 km, including 10,524 new Personal Bests.

 

Post-run meet up for coffee, chat and cake:

Please do join us in the Cabin for post-run refreshments and chat, an essential part of the parkrun experience, and don't forget that you can exchange the voucher half of your car park ticket for a hot drink after your run.

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facebook/twitter:

Please check out our facebook page (fb.com/havantparkrun) or follow us on twitter (@Havantparkrun), to keep up to date on your parkrun news and gossip.

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