Leamington parkrun #357 – Another muddy parkrun…

It was a cold, wet, muddy parkrun # 357...

 
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...but we still had a turnout of 407.

I was a barcode scanner and this week we were inside the football pavilion. It was very noisy and crowded which made it difficult to hear the beep of the scanner. There were lots of volunteers this week – were they trying to avoid running in the sleet?

Congratulations to Ben Badham who ran his 10th parkrun, to Kate Morse who ran her 50th and to Angus Baskerville and James Boswell who ran their 100th today. A big shout out too to father and son, Michael and Sam Weaving, on running their 200th parkrun today. Also, as a fellow DofE volunteer, I would like to congratulate Ella on finishing her Bronze DofE volunteering.

Maddy Braithwaite (DofE volunteer)

 
Late addition: Who knew that the high-vis volunteer vests weren’t colour-fast? The Braithwaite’s now have high vis undies!!!

Helen

 

And here are the stats:

This week 407 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Sharon LITTERICK • Gail BATES • Malcolm FRY • Jon CHAMBERS • Rebecca LONERGAN • Richard MINTY • Edward MOSS • Simon PERKIN • Joshua James FARRELL • Luke GROVES • Kate COX • Louis O'BRIEN • Amanda PARSONS • Alex LANGTON • Ben PARSONS • Callum MOSS • Jim WHITE • Sukhwant Singh KANDULA • Stephen TRAYNOR • Ian JAMIE • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Alison CHANTREY • David CHANTREY • Tommy O'MEARA • Lily MINTY • Olivia BOUCHER • Jeremy POPE • Heather SIMS • Lucy CONSTABLE • Satty SINGH X • Madeline BRAITHWAITE • Lynn HUSSAIN • Fiona DAY • Abigail DARKE • Anne LOVE • Georgi CURTIS • Melissa FARNWORTH • Zoe COURT • Ella SMITH • Joseph PARSONS • Susi WYKES

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

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 12,715 participants have completed 106,273 parkruns covering a total distance of 531,365 km, including 18,448 new Personal Bests.

 

Leamington parkrun #355 – The One With The Mud

Thank you to all of today's lovely volunteers - especially the ones who forgot their gloves but still stood in the cold supporting nearly 500 runners, joggers and walkers.  We couldn't do it without you!

And thanks to everyone who took part - hopefully you enjoyed the mud and managed to take a good helping of it home with you!

See you all next week!

Your Core Team

The Stats

This week 487 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

Sharon LITTERICK • Malcolm FRY • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Samantha LEE • Bren PARKER • Richard MILLER • Saty KANDOLA • Bethan GWYNN • Luke GROVES • Kate COX • Jonathan GRANT • Liz CLARKSON • Tricia ARMITAGE • Amanda PARSONS • Victoria PHILLIPS • Cerys MILLER • Ian JAMIE • David CHANTREY • Sarah TRIPP • Ian DAVIS • Tommy O'MEARA • Lily MINTY • Jon WOODFORTH • Jeremy POPE • Jane BRANSCOMBE • Lauren DAVIS • Jan BUCKLEY • Lynn HUSSAIN • Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR • Daniel GOMME • Anne LOVE • Annie BRYAN • Florence GAMMON • Helen TAYLOR • Ella SMITH • Joseph PARSONS

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

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 12,638 participants have completed 105,403 parkruns covering a total distance of 527,015 km, including 18,392 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Leamington parkrun #353

As we skipped a white Christmas, the snow made an appearance mid week causing wet and muddy conditions for Leamington parkrun # 353. This in turn also bought on our first visit to the winter course. We are very fortunate as few parkruns will have alternative routes and would no doubt miss out on this wonderful event in bad weather. Our local running club, Spa Striders took over the volunteering this week. To them, the remainder of our volunteers and to Simon Perkin for saving the day as a Time Keeper, we are so very thankful.

We had mentions of the course being akin to a cross country route however this did not deter the 354 runners and walkers alike that negotiated the muddy puddles and made it to the finish and were still smiling at the end !

A big thank you to Matt Dyer and Bill Evans for informing us ahead of time about the trees that were down blocking the course mid-week and to our very own Kevin Baskerville for attending to them and making the course safe.

Congratulations also go to Kevin on completing his 200th run on Christmas Day at Coventry parkrun. A fabulous achievement -Well done !
Further congratulations to our first runner in Patrick Roddy on this first position and also on completing his 50th run. Pete Certo, Jan Buckley and Nathalie Crompton also join him in the 50 club. Alexander and Cosmo Matheson celebrated their 10th run whilst Liz Salter and Jill Christley achieved their hard earned 100th Milestone. Well done to you all. Happy Birthday wishes were conveyed to Jason Jackson who also shared his day with us.

As always we welcome our First Timers and parkrun tourists. On checking our visitors book there were some great comments left. We're glad you enjoyed our course. Below is a photo of visitors from Sterling, Virginia USA. Couple of other locals in there too. Inez, Isaac, Michelle and Isabelle Cabral :

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On a final note we all missed Kate ( Mrs Doyle) as she recovers from a spell in hospital. Sending our best wishes to her for a speedy recovery and hoping to see her back soon. Lots of love and a Happy New Year from us all.

Don't forget New Years Day we start at 10:30. Hope to see you all then.

This weeks stats are below :
Leamington parkrun
Event number 353
30th December 2017
This week 354 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Jo FLEMING • Malcolm FRY • Sean LONERGAN • Jude BAUM • Andrew ROACH • Gary PERKINS • Samantha LEE • Charlotte EVERARD • Ruth TENNANT • Pete TEEVAN • Eugene MCNALLY • Simon PERKIN • Saty KANDOLA • Bethan GWYNN • Luke GROVES • Robert EGAN • Claudine PIPER • Lucy MARCOVITCH • Doug RATTRAY • Kate GADSBY • David LITHGOW • Matt LEYDON • Clare VINEY • Sue ROBINSON • Chris MCKEOWN • Clare BRYAN • Kerry LEGGATT • Zoe BEALE • David CHANTREY • Tim BERESFORD • Helen PUGH • Martin OSICKA • Anne LOVE • Michael PUGH • Florence GAMMON • Claire WESTROPE • Joseph PARSONS

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

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 12,457 participants have completed 104,396 parkruns covering a total distance of 521,980 km, including 18,344 new Personal Bests.

 

Event Cancelled – Dec 16

Hello lovely Leamington parkrunners. We've just been to inspect the route for tomorrow and while lots of it is clear, there are 3 or 4 very dangerous stretches of ice.

Keeping everyone safe is our first priority, and the icy patches are too slippery to stand upright on, let alone run on. So unfortunately we've had to take the decision to cancel.

Please spread the word if you can - Dave and Kevin will also be down at the Pavilion tomorrow morning to catch anyone who hasn't heard.

Most importantly:
1. Make use of your new found free time! Finish your Christmas shopping! Or start your Christmas shopping! Or lie in! Or eat cake!
2. (Especially) - hunt out that old Santa hat for next week's Santa Hat parkrun. It's due to warm up from Sunday, so keep your fingers crossed for a thaw...

Thanks for your understanding
Your Core Team

 

Tessa saves the day

With Ben, Kevin and Susie ill and Jon in the States, Tess responded to a last minute plea for a healthy run director and saved the day. We were really grateful to her because, not only had she been out on the town at her canoe club Christmas party the night before, but she also had a day of training following parkrun (which was why the results were later than usual.)

Coventry, Stratford and Banbury cancelled their parkruns due to icy paths so we prepared for large numbers by setting up an overflow finish funnel but, in the end, there was no need for it. We had 364 runners, supported by 33 wonderful volunteers.

It was a bitter morning and I was very tempted to snuggle back under the duvet but I am glad that I dragged myself out of bed as I enjoyed tail walking with Ella, one of our Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteers, and chatting to Sharon who hasn’t run for a while. Walking the course gave us a chance to admire the fantastic views which many of you won’t see as you concentrate on where you put your feet, focussed on getting your best time.

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We were delighted to congratulate Tom Lines, running parkrun with friends on his wedding day, and we wish Tom and Meg all the best for their future together. Well done also to Charlotte Randall on her 10th run, Richard Liggett and Ian Rack on their 50th parkruns and to Alexander Craig who ran his 200th today. Finally, a big thank you to Sukhwant Singh Kandula who volunteered for his 25th time.
Helen

Here are the stats:
This week 364 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Tessa LUKEHURST • Malcolm FRY • Julia FRY • Mrs DOYLE • Marti DHESI • Luke GROVES • Tim FILBY • Katherine FILBY • Sukhwant Singh KANDULA • Victoria PHILLIPS • Deirdre MORDAUNT • Laura CALE • Amanda MALES • Steven TAYLOR • Christopher MORDAUNT • Helen BRAITHWAITE • David CHANTREY • Esther WOLLASTON • Tobias WOLLASTON • Jon WOODFORTH • Jeremy POPE • Keith PHILLIPS • Heather SIMS • Madeline BRAITHWAITE • Naomi MORSE • Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR • Sarah BROCKBANK • Richard ERASMUS • Anne LOVE • Melissa FARNWORTH • David ROWE • Ella SMITH • Joseph PARSONS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Leamington parkrun Results Page.
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 12,363 participants have completed 103,533 parkruns covering a total distance of 517,665 km, including 18,312 new Personal Bests.

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