Back in the Saddle at Leamington parkrun # 369 – 21/04/2018

Hi guys, Vik and Henry again, back now from Easter Break and maybe… probably… definitely not ready to face our exams yet.

This week saw some stunning weather which hopefully is a sign of things to come. This week 529 parkrunners came down to run, jog, and walk the course, what a turn out!
We recorded 92 new personal bests with 30 different clubs in attendance and a whopping 55 first timers who hopefully loved it and see us again soon.

Congratulations to Eloise Phillips on her 100th Parkrun! What an achievement and a stunner of a day to remember it by.
Shout-outs to Martyn Bibby, Charanjit Guram, and Peter Crowley on their 50th parkruns!
Special mention to Tom Foulerton for a Sub-17 minute course-PB to take the win from Henry who despite this set a 17:36 course-PB himself!
It’s great to be back on the summer course, hopefully we’ll get many months use out of it.
That’s all from us, see you next week!
As always, take it easy
Vik (3109076) & Henry (1625199)
The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Sarah BARFIELD • Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Mrs DOYLE • Lee STEPHENS • Richard MINTY • Corinne MOSS • Caroline PACK • James CREASEY • Simon PERKIN • Joshua James FARRELL • Frazer KNOWLES • Jonathan GRANT • Sophie MATTHEWS • Robert EGAN • Lesley VIRR • Kate RUMBOLD • Lorraine PARSONS • Ross CAWS • Victoria PHILLIPS • Stephen TRAYNOR • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Jim BRAITHWAITE • Joe CHANTREY • Henry TAYLOR-COSTIN • Lily MINTY • Nick ADAMS • Hannah MATTHEWS • Jeremy POPE • Mark WILSON • Keith PHILLIPS • Paolo FOGLINO • Zoe CAWS • Lynn HUSSAIN • Viktor HEWITT • Joshua BRAITHWAITE • Anne LOVE • Zoe COURT • Simon PACKMAN • Claire WESTROPE • Jill COATES
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 13,124 participants have completed 111,115 parkruns covering a total distance of 555,575 km, including 18,949 new Personal Bests.

 

Leamington parkrun event number 368 14th April 2018

Leamington parkrun
Event number 368
14th April 2018

This week 402 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 39 volunteers:

Sharon LITTERICK • Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • John FULLBROOK • Mrs DOYLE • Alison Ann GIBBONS • Marti DHESI • Ben PHILLIPS • Liz SALTER • Saty KANDOLA • Steven KNOWLES • Kate COX • Matthew TEEVAN • Lucy MARCOVITCH • Emma TEEVAN • Rosie CALE • Chris MCKEOWN • Georgina HURT • Bill LILLY • Alison CHANTREY • Jane OLIVER • Stephen OLIVER • Lily MINTY • Heather SIMS • Raphaelle MILLER • Satty SINGH X • Paolo FOGLINO • Daniel VOICE • Chris DAVISON • Jan BUCKLEY • Lynn HUSSAIN • Karen PARKINSON • Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR • Alison NIXON • Tess ROBINSON • Simon PACKMAN • Carolyn SMITH • Harleen SANGHA • Jill COATES

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 13,069 participants have completed 110,586 parkruns covering a total distance of 552,930 km, including 18,857 new Personal Bests.

 

Leamington parkrun #365

This week 396 people ran, jogged and walked another wet, muddy course; 22 were first timers and 45 participants recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part. Despite the continuing harsh winter weather it was rewarding to see so many smiling faces crossing the finish line. parkrunners’ spirits are always high in my experience, so the advantages of taking part speak for themselves. The clocks jump forward one hour tonight and the buds were beginning to show at Newbold Comyn, so rest assured Spring is trying…..!  After 13 cold winter Saturday mornings volunteering at Leamington parkrun for my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award, I felt a little sad to be finishing my stint but, like any self-respecting 15 year old, I am however looking forward to lying in bed on Saturday mornings rather than standing in the freezing cold.  I will be back though, as a runner and a volunteer (in the hopefully warm summer months!)

In all seriousness, volunteering is rewarding and great fun, and parkrun wouldn't exist without all the wonderful people who give up their time to make it happen every week. Please consider signing yourself up to the volunteer rota very soon.

Luke, DofE volunteer

This week 396 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 38 volunteers:

Colin BAILEY • Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Ann CRAWSHAW • Julia FRY • Mrs DOYLE • James MCCANN • Simon PERKIN • Saty KANDOLA • Joshua James FARRELL • Martin BROWN • Luke GROVES • Robert EGAN • Mike BEARD • Amanda PARSONS • Susan BULL • Ben PARSONS • Megan EASTAUGH • Becky PHAGURA • Sat PHAGURA • Jim WHITE • Verity THOMPSON • Sean WARREN • Rosie CALE • Harry BAILEY • Harry WHITE • Neil BASKERVILLE • Jill CHRISTLEY • Thomas WIMPENNY • Jim BRAITHWAITE • David CHANTREY • Robert MILES • Katie JONES • Daniel VOICE • Sarah BROCKBANK • Annie BRYAN • Luke GROVES • Harleen SANGHA

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 12,947 participants have completed 109,479 parkruns covering a total distance of 547,395 km, including 18,774 new Personal Bests.

 

Bogged down… Leamington parkrun #363

Following a disappointing albeit necessary cancellation last week due to freezing conditions and yesterdays downpour, it seemed that our hopes at a return to the summer course had been dashed

Despite this, 396 parkrunners from 23 different clubs from Leamington to Leeds, and Shrewsbury to Newcastle turned out to walk, jog and run the course bogged down in sinking mud; slicing through muck and deep puddles of murky water they achieved 18 new Personal Bests.

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It will never cease to astonish that even with conditions like today, it seems almost more runners come along! I’m sure you all enjoy bringing half of Warwickshire home on your calves just as much as us!

As always, we would like to remind everybody to keep their wits about them when running the course as accidents can always happen. This week, an unfortunate runner was in fact struck in the head by a deer leaping across the path, you honestly can’t make this stuff up! In vintage British tradition, they simply stood back up and carried on.

Seriously though folks, stay safe out there, and I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing their pride a speedy recovery.

Lastly just a word to regular faces who have never tried volunteering at parkrun before; we say to you simply, if two students can roll out of bed on a Saturday morning you probably can too. But honestly, it’s a genuinely rewarding activity that has certainly made us feel part of something special!

As always, take it easy

Vik (A3109076) & Henry (A1625199)

 This week 396 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 40 volunteers:

Tessa LUKEHURST • Susie TAWNEY • Steven Christopher ATHERTON • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Richard WHITEHEAD • Mrs DOYLE • Elaine SHERWIN • Rebecca LONERGAN • Ben TAWNEY • Caroline WHITEHEAD • Trevor ROTHWELL • Nicki CURWOOD • Joshua James FARRELL • Martin BROWN • Luke GROVES • Frazer KNOWLES • Ruby BHACHU • Phillip Raymond BOWSER • Amanda PARSONS • Ben PARSONS • Rosie CALE • Angus BASKERVILLE • Grace PINK • Matt PINK • Jill CHRISTLEY • Georgina HURT • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Jim BRAITHWAITE • Jane OLIVER • Lily MINTY • Jeremy POPE • Micheline TWIGGER • Sophia TWIGGER • Joanna BESSANT • Daniel VOICE • Lynn HUSSAIN • Ellen MARSHALL • Anne LOVE • Annie BRYAN • Serena THOMAS

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 12,895 participants have completed 108,710 parkruns covering a total distance of 543,550 km, including 18,700 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Cancelled – Leamington parkrun 3rd March 2018

Dear all Leamington parkrunners,

Kevin, Susie and I carried out a reccy of Newbold Comyn at 3pm this afternoon, and decided we have to cancel tomorrow.
I really didn't want to cancel but, whilst it is possible to run round the course in good trail shoes (I've just run the whole course), realistically, parts of the course are not suitable for a large group of runners of a range of abilities/footwear.
Many sections are reasonable, just snowy rather than icy, but the snow is a bit deep in some areas - just after the far top corner there are drifts up to 18" deep traversing the path.  It is because of sections like this that we have to cancel - we have to ensure the course is safe for all.  We did also run an experimental alternative course that Kevin had devised around the fields (2 laps) but the terrain is a bit rough and the snow depth a bit variable; an additional factor was the pressure we put volunteers under, to stand for an hour in these conditions.

It is likely that a number of runners will turn up tomorrow for a run anyway (it's a public park after all - I'll probably be among them) but it won't be a parkrun, there'll be no time, marhsals, or pavilion.

Thanks all; Until next time, Sat 10th.

Jonathan

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