Henley parkrun report – Event number #43 – 14th April 2018

Our run report has been written by Jacob Atwal. Many thanks, Jacob!

The warm weather attracted 73 people to Henley this morning, only to be distraught because of the fog, which after a while cleared to a beautiful day.
This week eight people ran personal bests.
10 first timers, tourists from around the world braved a typically muddy British course.
The first milestone runner in what seems like forever came armed with cake minions.
Today nine runners ran without a barcode, nine runners who won't have got any closer to their next milestone.
Today 17 fantastic volunteers helped make this parkrun great, and had anyone of them not decided to bother, Henley parkrun would grind to a halt, as without these heroes parkrun would cease to exist.

This event was made possible by these fantastic volunteers:

Shaun CHILLINGWORTH • Sarah CHILLINGWORTH • Casper CHILLINGWORTH • Olivia CHILLINGWORTH • C James BARR • Briony IRELAND • Sheena LAVERY • Marie-Louise KERTZMAN • Art ATWAL • Oliver ATWAL • Jacob ATWAL • Sam PHILLIPS • Robert PHILLIPS • Ashley BARR • Ivo PHILLIPS • Milly ATWAL • Sarah JOYCE

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

The male record is held by Richard PRICE who recorded a time of 17:41 on 1st July 2017 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Jessica GIBBON who recorded a time of 18:42 on 25th November 2017 (event number 22).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jessica GIBBON who recorded 79.14% (18:42) on 25th November 2017 (event number 22).

Henley-on-Thames parkrun started on 1st July 2017. Since then 1,336 participants have completed 3,110 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,550 km, including 528 new Personal Bests.

 

Henley parkrun report – Event number #42 – 7th April 2018

This week's report is brought to us by Jacob Phillips. Many thanks Jacob!
This week at parkrun it was not as muddy as last week but it was still muddy in places! There were 10 PBs and 22 first timers, seven of whom were doing their first ever parkrun. First place was Nathan Vurgest with a time of 19:22. The first female was Minna Jones-Walters, with a time of 22:07. Nathan and Minna were both running at Henley for the first time. We hope that you enjoyed it and want to come back.
Thanks to all the volunteers who made it possible for the event to take place. If you would like to volunteer, please see the volunteers section of the website.

67 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Ben LIVESEY • C James BARR • Daniel BARR • Caroline WHELPTON • Elin BARR • Art ATWAL • Matthew ATWAL • Caroline PHILLIPS • Jacob PHILLIPS • Jenny OVSTEDAL • Ashley BARR • Ivo PHILLIPS • Milly ATWAL

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

The male record is held by Richard PRICE who recorded a time of 17:41 on 1st July 2017 (event number 1).
The female record is held by Jessica GIBBON who recorded a time of 18:42 on 25th November 2017 (event number 22).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jessica GIBBON who recorded 79.14% (18:42) on 25th November 2017 (event number 22).

Henley-on-Thames parkrun started on 1st July 2017. Since then 1,326 participants have completed 3,050 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,250 km, including 520 new Personal Bests.

 

Henley parkrun report – Event number #41 – 31st March 2018

This week’s report is brought to you by Sam Phillips, who’s hopefully cleaned the mud off his shoes by now!

Well, this week’s parkrun was interesting. Was it the muddiest ever, or the parkrun with the most chocolate ever? Well I’d argue yes it was the muddiest. One runner, Jeannie Engela, who has run at Henley every single time it has been on (even in the snow!) said that it was the muddiest yet! Just like last week, the only person to acquire a Personal Best was the teenage run report writer. On the other hand, I only beat my PB by one second.

Something that made this particular Saturday special was that it was Henley’s first Easter parkrun. While marshalling, marshals were at the ready to hand out chocolate Easter eggs for anyone who was running, I have to say so myself, they were great after a cold and muddy morning run.

Well done to all you first timers, I hope you really enjoyed it and would love to come back again. Next time DON’T FORGET YOUR TRAIL SHOES. Also, a great thanks to all the volunteers who made the event happen for the rest of us. You too can sign up to be a volunteer like our barcode scanners Caroline and Ivo!

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In more general parkrun news, today Alex Yee ran the second fastest parkrun ever with a whopping time of 14:05, however on his personal timing device he recorded an even better time of 14:02. This is something for us at Henley to aim for in the future. Though it may not be until the mud all goes away!

This week 34 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 1 recorded new Personal Best. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Ben LIVESEY • Shaun CHILLINGWORTH • Olivia CHILLINGWORTH • C James BARR • Sheena LAVERY • Caroline PHILLIPS • Ashley BARR • Ivo PHILLIPS • Sam PHILLIPS • Craig HENDERSON • Jackie ROBINSON • Louisa MEAD • Phil STUBBINGTON • Katrina SHIPLEY

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

The male record is held by Richard PRICE who recorded a time of 17:41 on 1st July 2017 (event number 1). The female record is held by Jessica GIBBON who recorded a time of 18:42 on 25th November 2017 (event number 22)

The Age Grade course record is held by Jessica GIBBON who recorded 79.14% (18:42) on 25th November 2017 (event number 22).

Henley-on-Thames parkrun started on 1st July 2017. Since then 1,304 participants have completed 2,983 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,915 km, including 510 new Personal Bests.

Happy Easter everyone

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Henley parkrun report – Event number #40 – 24th March 2018

This weeks run report is courtesy of Jacob Atwal - thank you Jacob :)

For some bizarre reason only one person managed to get a PB this week (hmm I wonder why?). I think the conditions were almost perfect only muddied a little with rain that fell last night, and fewer runners today compared to last week (which was snowy, icy and just generally absolutely horrible). No first-time parkrunners this Saturday.

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However there were some positives:

  • The cows were in fine-song & mooed us on.
  • 17 volunteers stood in the cold, wet misery that was parkrun today and did us all proud.
  • Everyone got really, really muddy including those who thought it would be smart to run around the puddles and were splashed by other runners.
  • There was a one-two finish by two brothers that has NEVER happened at Henley before and probably anywhere for two juniors.
  • 11 people did their first ever Henley-on-Thames parkrun.
  • One person did the challenging second parkrun, trust me it doesn't hurt as much as the first.
  • The marshal's bell ringing at the top of the hill to encourage & rouse us from our deep dreams to be anywhere but stumbling up hills covering ourselves in mud - hopefully the start of a bell-ringing trend!
  • Two juniors under the age of 11 encouraged their parents around the course.
  • One parkrunner managed a PB.

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Six different families with multiple people volunteering shows that volunteering doesn't have to be a solitary job, and if everyone who had ever volunteered in the UK, all volunteered on the same day we could host nearly 20,000 parkruns.

Most importantly none of this would have been possible without our volunteers who have not only done themselves proud but all of the runners who almost certainly wouldn't have run this beautiful course today - thank-you all!

Oliver ATWAL, Jacob ATWAL, Ashley BARR, C James BARR, Naomi FUNDELL, Otilie FUNDELL, Simon HARRIS, Craig HENDERSON, Kirstin HENDERSON, Sheena LAVERY, Louisa MEAD, Katrina SHIPLEY, Jonty SHIPLEY, Claire SMITH, Freya SMITH, Mark STEPHENSON, Phil STUBBINGTON, Caroline WOOD

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Henley parkrun report – Event number #39 – 17th March 2018

This weeks run report is courtesy of Caroline Phillips.  Thank you Caroline!

Today 54 people ran at Henley-on-Thames, including a group of ladies on a hen do – do you think they chose HENley parkrun because of the name? Congratulations and best wishes to Verity on her upcoming nuptials and well done to her and all her friends, some of whom had not taken part in parkrun before. I hope they enjoyed it and will come back for more, here or at another parkrun.

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After last week’s thick mud, the terrain was much better this week – just a bit of snow blowing in our faces! I’m sure that like me lots of people ran a first today – first parkrun in the falling snow. Well done to everyone who ran in the cold today and thank you to all the volunteers, parkrun would not be possible without them.

We also have a time-lapse video of our hardy runners:-

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This week 54 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Julie RAYFIELD • C James BARR • Sheena LAVERY • Oliver ATWAL • Matthew ATWAL • Caroline PHILLIPS • Ashley BARR • Craig HENDERSON • Kirstin HENDERSON • Louisa MEAD • Phil STUBBINGTON • Paloma CRAYFORD • Katrina SHIPLEY • Caroline MORTON

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

The male record is held by Richard PRICE who recorded a time of 17:41 on 1st July 2017 (event number 1).

The female record is held by Jessica GIBBON who recorded a time of 18:42 on 25th November 2017 (event number 22).

The Age Grade course record is held by Jessica GIBBON who recorded 79.14% (18:42) on 25th November 2017 (event number 22).

Henley-on-Thames parkrun started on 1st July 2017. Since then 1,284 participants have completed 2,901 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,505 km, including 508 new Personal Bests.

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