Leamington parkrun #337 – shout out to the scanners!

Thanks once again to all our wonderful volunteers, runnners, joggers, walkers and associated pets and support crew. We had just over 500 finishers on a perfect autumn morning.

That many finishers means a lot of work for our volunteers, none more so than our trusty barcode scanners. You can help them by making sure you bring a nicely printed copy with you each week. Laminate it if you can, so it doesn't wind up like some of today's 'interesting' examples...

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So special thanks once again to our scanning crew for remaining so cheerful throughout!

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Stats and stuff below. Have a good week!

Dave

This week 508 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 71 were first timers and 102 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Paul SLATFORD • Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Mrs DOYLE • June CRAM • Richard ORME • Rebecca ROWE • Jake ROSE • Richard WHITFIELD • Simon PERKIN • Saty KANDOLA • Bethan GWYNN • Frazer KNOWLES • Ruby BHACHU • John HALL • Emma WREFORD-BUSH • Sukhwant Singh KANDULA • Abi MORTON • Brian NICHOLSON • Stephen TRAYNOR • David CHANTREY • Esther WOLLASTON • Jamie WOLLASTON • Tobias WOLLASTON • Lily MINTY • Lori BASKERVILLE • Matthew SANDERSON • Dan HONE • Lynn HUSSAIN • Chris LUNTLEY • Sam BAKER • Anne LOVE • Alison FRENCH • Steve FRENCH • Annie BRYAN • Florence GAMMON

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

Male placings:
Kieran CHAHAL (JM15-17) of Leamington C and AC, was first over the line in 18:00 - 10th time in 133 appearances.
Simon SHERIDAN (VM40-44) of Garscube Harriers, was second over the line in 18:28.
Ben TAWNEY (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:43 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Saffia DEL TORRE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (40th overall) over the line in 21:05 - second time in 24 appearances.
Jade HOLT (SW30-34) of Leamington C and AC, was second (44th overall) over the line in 21:12 - was first to finish once before.
Clare KITELEY (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (52nd overall) over the line in 21:47.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
James BENNETT (VM50-54) – 77.17% for the time 19:25 (12th overall).
Simon SHERIDAN (VM40-44) – 76.17% for the time 18:28 (second overall).
Kieran CHAHAL (JM15-17) – 75.00% for the time 18:00 (first overall).

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 91.76% (19:13) on 28th June 2014 (event number 168).

Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 11,789 participants have completed 97,254 parkruns covering a total distance of 486,270 km, including 17,426 new Personal Bests.

 

Just a run in the park #336

A beautiful summers bank holiday weekend Saturday morning greeted the 465 parkrunners, spectators and the 27 volunteers who made this event possible around the sensational Newbold Comyn - we're so lucky to have use of this beautiful piece of land every Saturday morning & the pavilion is the icing on the cake (literally).
We had visitors from all over including a lady from Melbourne, Australia and June from Falkirk who was down for a wedding so came and volunteered with us (see her below being interrogated by our Simon)

We had people born for the job of volunteering in Ellen Marshall who marshalled - I wonder if anyone has a surname 'Other' or 'Timekeeper' or even 'Pre-Event Setup'. Sorry!

We also had Ed Whitehead - Ed was running a parkrun with his future best man and a whole wedding party before his actual wedding that was taking place in the afternoon. His wife to be suggested he needed to run sub 20 mins to ensure she'd wear his ring (I've adjusted your results Ed 19:59 is a great time!!!) Many congrats from all of us and on your anniversary next year perhaps the two of you will come and run. Here he is after doing the hard part of the day (in white) his best man however, looks a little nervous....

We had 60 first timers this week - well done to you all and I hope we see you all back soon.

As you may know we're grateful for any donations you offer - we'd prefer you use http://www.parkrun.org.uk/leamington/aboutus/ and hit the PayPal button but we said each month any additional money we will donate to charity and I dropped off £153.32 to Air Ambulance yesterday afternoon.
September will be Tessa's month & she has chosen Warwickshire Search & Rescue.

Finally, Anne Love is starting up GoodGym you will hear more about this over the coming weeks as parkrun UK have partnered but check them out at https://www.goodgym.org/proposals/warwick

Leamington parkrun supports GoodGym in Warwick
Do Good, Get Fit

A group of local people are beginning the process of setting up GoodGym in Warwick. Can you help to make it happen?

What's GoodGym?

GoodGym runners combine running to keep fit with doing good in the local community. The team of runners and the qualified trainer will help you achieve your fitness goals, whilst at the same time supporting your local community.

You will be able to help your community by running with a group of other runners to carry out various physical tasks, or by teaming up with an older person in your community and regularly running to visit them. All levels of runners are welcome to join.

All you need to do at this stage is to click on the link below and register your interest as a runner. Then we can get this kick started in Warwick

https://www.goodgym.org/proposals/warwick

Here are just a few examples of activities from some other established groups

Matt runs to visit Mary in Camden each Wednesday to chat and listen to her stories. https://www.goodgym.org/case_studies/mary_and_matt
Two runners ran to help an older person by picking blackberries in her garden in Croydon. https://www.goodgym.org/reports/tucking-into-a-blackberry-bramble
17 runners ran 6km to help their local community clear land in Newham. https://www.goodgym.org/reports/cut-and-run-358fc7d5-afac-4419-93ad-0718926bd3c7
11 runners ran 4km to help their local community in Colchester. https://www.goodgym.org/reports/litter-wars-return-to-the-matalan
8 runners ran on a training session in York. https://www.goodgym.org/reports/hill-reps-sesh

Leamington parkrun
Event number 336
26th August 2017

This week 465 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 80 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Malcolm FRY • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Julia FRY • June CRAM • Steve HOWES • James MCCANN • Trevor ROTHWELL • Saty KANDOLA • John W SMITH • Robin MORTON • Liz CLARKSON • Tricia ARMITAGE • Tim FILBY • Katherine FILBY • Sukhwant Singh KANDULA • Sue ROBINSON • Victoria PHILLIPS • Brian NICHOLSON • Eloise PHILLIPS • Keith WELLSTED • Stephen TRAYNOR • Jane OLIVER • Lily MINTY • Lori BASKERVILLE • Ellen MARSHALL • Anne LOVE • Annie BRYAN

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

Male placings:
Kieran CHAHAL (JM15-17) of Leamington C and AC, was first over the line in 17:46 - 9th time in 132 appearances.
Dominic PRIEST (JM15-17) of Leamington C and AC, was second over the line in 18:03.
Dean MAWBY (SM18-19) of Leamington C and AC, was third over the line in 18:14 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Jess O'RILEY (JW15-17) (Unattached) was first (61st overall) over the line in 21:42 - first time in 41 appearances.
Bethan GWYNN (VW35-39) of Spa Striders RC, was second (62nd overall) over the line in 21:43 - was first to finish once before.
Saffia DEL TORRE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (71st overall) over the line in 21:56 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Paul RUTTER (VM55-59) – 80.31% for the time 19:18 (12th overall).
Nicky MOWAT (VW55-59) – 78.67% for the time 23:59 (133rd overall).
Steve HOWES (VM55-59) – 78.23% for the time 19:59 (25th overall).

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 91.76% (19:13) on 28th June 2014 (event number 168).

Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 11,718 participants have completed 96,746 parkruns covering a total distance of 483,730 km, including 17,324 new Personal Bests.

Have a great week - remember sign up to volunteer sometime leamingtonhelpers@parkrun.com
See you next Saturday

 

The parkrun addiction

My friends find me a little strange/ obsessed/ sad because of my evangelistic view of this Sat morning past time - if someone had said to me years ago that you'd be getting up early to join hundreds of others to run round a 5Km course and sometimes driving all over the country to do the same thing I'd have thought they were barking mad - but here we all are.
Last week after a 25mile hike on the Friday I introduced my friend to Keswick parkrun- a flat course - running on blisters was not fun but he finally understood what this was all about and he and his family did their first parkruns together today!
It's lovely to visit different parkruns but it's always great to come back to your own. We have something quite special in Leamington, visitors from all over today all mentioned the lovely warm atmosphere, before during and after the event. We're always looking for things to do (that parkrun HQ allow us to do), there's a community notice board in the pavilion if you want to put something up and our FB page takes visitor posts if you want to post something relevant to our running community.
Additional donated funds in the future will go to a charity of the core team choice and for August - Kate's choice is Air Ambulance
September - Tess has chosen - Warwickshire Search & Rescue

Many of you didn't know that Saty was conducting her first solo mission as Run Director today. It's very nerve wracking when you're the boss and there are 4/500 of you. Remember Saty was doing things for this event starting last Monday and every day since to help make this event run. She made it look way too smooth and kept on smiling all the way through. Well done Saty the 'L' plate has been chucked away!

Just so you know the core team at Leamington is made up of :
Kevin Baskerville (Event Director)
Susie Tawney (Run Director)
Ben Philips (Run Director)
Helen Braithwaite (Run Director)
Jonathan Grant (Run Director)
Saty Kandola (Run Director)
David Chantrey (Run Director)

A couple of notices - from Aug 26th please only park at the furthest car park or the Radford Rd car park. The leisure centre re-opens on the 26th and parking by the golf club will be reserved for the golf course and the leisure centre. Warwick District Council have been very good to us and have kindly asked me to ask you if you respect this request. Can you car share, cycle, even jog over to parkrun?

Just in case you don't know - take your barcode on a Saturday morning to Costa Coffee (only on the Parade) and you'll get 25% off drinks and food!

An appeal PLEASE can we get our bibs back 10th, 50th, 100th etc - we're nice but we're not giving them to you as a pressie! Can we have a bib amnesty next week and bring the bibs back - no questions asked!,(especially if they come back washed).

Once again we were very thankful for all of the wonderful volunteers for today's event. We simply couldn't do it without you guys - PLEASE look ahead on the roster page and ask yourself, "When can I help out?" Please let us know - we only ask for 3 volunteer sessions per year per runner - surely that's possible? Email us with your availability and barcode - leamingtonhelpers@parkrun.com Jon will be grateful next week and I will be the week after.

Remember your barcode PLEASE - we're trying to be consistent with the rest of parkrun #NBNR No Barcode No Result. See you next week. Here's the stats....
Have a great week - Kevin x

Leamington parkrun
Event number 334
12th August 2017

This week 416 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 47 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Paul OKEY • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Julia FRY • Mrs DOYLE • Rebecca ROWE • Jake ROSE • Juzar KANDOLA • Saty KANDOLA • Martin BROWN • John W SMITH • Liz CLARKSON • Doug RATTRAY • Amanda PARSONS • Ben PARSONS • Brian NICHOLSON • Imogen GEORGE • Abigail GEORGE • Janette GEORGE • Bridget URCH • Claire MURPHY • Susie BRYANT • Andrew HICKS • Tommy O'MEARA • Lily MINTY • Jan BUCKLEY • Lynn HUSSAIN • Kate MORSE • Sam BAKER • Zara PEACOCK • Annie BRYAN • Florence GAMMON

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

Male placings:
Lewis FAGGE (SM20-24) of Leamington C and AC, was first over the line in 17:23 - 27th time in 61 appearances.
Kieran CHAHAL (JM15-17) of Leamington C and AC, was second over the line in 17:48 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Wendy HOLMES (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (34th overall) over the line in 21:21 - first appearance.
Bethan GWYNN (VW35-39) of Spa Striders RC, was second (37th overall) over the line in 21:27 - was first to finish once before.
Jade HOLT (SW30-34) of Leamington C and AC, was third (44th overall) over the line in 21:48 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Paul RUTTER (VM55-59) – 80.17% for the time 19:20 (7th overall).
Kieran CHAHAL (JM15-17) – 75.84% for the time 17:48 (second overall).
Lewis FAGGE (SM20-24) – 74.98% for the time 17:23 (first overall).

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 91.76% (19:13) on 28th June 2014 (event number 168).

Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 11,619 participants have completed 95,912 parkruns covering a total distance of 479,560 km, including 17,195 new Personal Bests.

 

Leamington parkrun Event 333 – 5th August 2017 – Thank you’s !!

A big thank you this week to our vigilant parkrunners Clare Bryan & Tim Down for spotting and advising us in good time of the monster of a tree that had decided to lay across the path on our parkrun route causing us a major obstacle.

Caspar Battam his chainsaw and helpers came into action on Friday morning and worked their magic ensuring that the tree was re-located and path cleared so that we could go ahead with Saturday's event. So an even bigger thanks to Casper and his team. We really do appreciate the way our parkrun community pulls together in an hour of need. You are fabulous bunch and we're so lucky and proud to be part of great team.

A final 'Thank you' has to go our 32 heroes of the day - our volunteers who made Event 333 possible. Please do all check your diaries for the next few weeks. There's lots of volunteering slots to fill and without this team we cannot put on our weekly run. Please drop us a line at leamingtonhelpers@parkrun.com referencing your Barcode as we would love to hear from you.

On the subject of Barcodes just a little reminder. As Susie had mentioned on Saturday, please all take a minute to check that your ICE (In Case of Emergency) details are updated. Log on to your profile easily done from your last result and just a couple of lines to complete, but just so important which also gives us peace of mind when we need to contact a member of family in the event of an unexpected emergency.

The World Championships in Athletics 2017 may well be in full flow in London, however here in Leamington we had our own champions on board.

Fully deservant of a Gold medal to add to her collection would be our very own Susie Tawney. This week she celebrated her 100th Volunteering role. What a fabulous achievement for her and for all of us. Well done Susie and thank you from all of us for giving up all of those precious hours for us.

Well done to Kieran Chahal ( Leamington C & AC) coming in first with a great time of 17:46. His 8th time in 130 appearances. Excellent work Kieran!

Finally, congratulations and welcome to our first lady home Caroline Abid ( Run Like a Girl). This was her first appearance with us crossing the line in 21:18. Hopefully we'll be seeing lots more of her as she joins the parkrun community.

Below are the remainder of stats from this weeks run :

This week 388 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 77 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Pauline DABLE • Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Harriet ASHWORTH • Mrs DOYLE • Jake ROSE • Caroline WHITEHEAD • Trevor ROTHWELL • John W SMITH • Willie FOSTER • Liz CLARKSON • Tim FILBY • Katherine FILBY • Michelle HUTTON • Sukhwant Singh KANDULA • Sue ROBINSON • Andrew MORGAN • Keith WELLSTED • Jill CHRISTLEY • Alison CHANTREY • Tommy O'MEARA • Zara MOTHERSDALE • Jonny MOTHERSDALE • Karen MOTHERSDALE • Jan BUCKLEY • Caroline PEACOCK • Lynn HUSSAIN • Cheryl HUNNISETT • Zara PEACOCK • Paul DEAVALL • Annie BRYAN • Josh FRENCH

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

Male placings:
Kieran CHAHAL (JM15-17) of Leamington C and AC, was first over the line in 17:46 - 8th time in 130 appearances.
Ian ALLEN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:48.
Iain MCLAUGHLIN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:19.
Female placings:
Caroline ABID (VW35-39) of Run Like a Girl - Leamington Spa, was first (29th overall) over the line in 21:18 - first appearance.
Bethan GWYNN (VW35-39) of Spa Striders RC, was second (45th overall) over the line in 22:14 - was first to finish once before.
Rosie CALE (JW11-14) of Leamington Athletics Academy, was third (55th overall) over the line in 22:54.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Julie BASS (VW55-59) – 80.99% for the time 22:58 (59th overall).
Paul RUTTER (VM55-59) – 80.87% for the time 19:10 (8th overall).
Kieran CHAHAL (JM15-17) – 75.98% for the time 17:46 (first overall).
The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 91.76% (19:13) on 28th June 2014 (event number 168).
Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 11,572 participants have completed 95,496 parkruns covering a total distance of 477,480 km, including 17,142 new Personal Bests.

Have a great week and see you all on Saturday.

Saty

 

Leamington parkrun Event 330 – 15th July 2017

The sun may not have been shining this morning and the rain paid us a visit, thankfully at the end ... but the warmth was definitely in the air as we all gathered to share today's event.

It was great to see our first timers, parkrun tourists and visitors. We hope you all enjoyed it and will return soon.

A huge thank you to our shining stars of today - our wonderful 31 volunteers. We were so grateful to have had a great team on board today as always. Please do give it a try; it really is as much fun as running and, without our volunteers, we wouldn't be able to run the show. Tess would love to see a full roster by Wednesday so don't be shy and please do come forward.

We all said a special Good Luck and Bon Voyage to Kenilworth Runner Carla Fuste today as she moves home to Spain. We hope you continue your parkrun journey there and wish you all the best for the future.

Finally, well done to our new club members this morning:

50 Club
Lucy Marcovitch
Angela Smith-Welch
Portia Nabey
Robert Miles
Anthony Hersey

100 Club
Lynda Pearce

25 Volunteering
Deb Bailey

Congratulations to you all.

Saty

Below are today's stats :
This week 443 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 89 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Pauline DABLE • Malcolm FRY • Jason BURTON • Julia FRY • Jake ROSE • Elaine SHERWIN • Juzar KANDOLA • Trevor ROTHWELL • Jeff CUMMINGS • Simon PERKIN • Saty KANDOLA • John W SMITH • David NEWELL • Cam GOW • Liz CLARKSON • Amanda PARSONS • Ben PARSONS • Peter WILLIS • Sukhwant Singh KANDULA • Keith WELLSTED • Jonty BURTON • Deborah BAILEY • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Bill LILLY • Jane OLIVER • Severine HARRISON • Katy MCKEEVER • Lily MINTY • Daniel WILLIS • Caroline PEACOCK • Alison NIXON • Zara PEACOCK
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Leamington parkrun Results Page.
Male placings:
Elliot HIND (SM25-29) of Leighton Buzzard AC, was first over the line in 16:19 - first appearance.
Dean MAWBY (SM18-19) of Leamington C and AC, was second over the line in 17:53 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Ian ALLEN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:34.
Female placings:
Bethan GWYNN (VW35-39) of Spa Striders RC, was first (49th overall) over the line in 21:23 - first time in 58 appearances.
Ami RUTTER (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (66th overall) over the line in 22:11.
Sarah PRICE (SW30-34) of Bishops Itchington Runners, was third (69th overall) over the line in 22:19.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jackie MATHER (VW55-59) – 79.56% for the time 22:45 (82nd overall).
Paul RUTTER (VM55-59) – 79.22% for the time 19:34 (7th overall).
Elliot HIND (SM25-29) – 79.16% for the time 16:19 (first overall).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 00:17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 00:15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 91.76% (19:13) on 28th June 2014 (event number 168).
Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 11,456 participants have completed 94,285 parkruns covering a total distance of 471,425 km, including 16,951 new Personal Bests.

See you all next week.

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