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?
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
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
See you next Saturday