RUN REPORT 95 – 14th July 2018

If last week was our 2nd birthday, we were still celebrating this week. The weather was very warm, spirits were high and conditions were almost perfect for the 137 participants who took part in Saturday’s Lymington Woodside parkrun, cheered on and supported by 17 volunteers. This week we were delighted to be part of the celebrations for the 300th parkrun of Steve Hull, one of our core team and regular run director. Steve was also marking another milestone - having turned 60 earlier on in the week. Congratulations to him. A huge well done also needs to go to Caroline Hoyte who returned to Lymington Woodside to claim the women’s course record, shaving 10 seconds off the time that had been set just last week by Rebecca Moore. She also set a new age grade record of 89.35%. Reuben Hoyte ensured it was a extra special day for the family, finishing as first male. They weren’t the only ones to record some excellent times, with eight people finishing in under 20 minutes and 40 new PBs. Thank you to all who took part, running, walking and volunteering.
Hannah Storm - RD
Lymington Woodside parkrun Event number 95 14th July 2018
This week 137 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests.
The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:
AMY SNOOK. BETTE KEEPING. DARREN RICE. HANNAH STORM. IABEL ROCHE. JANET ALLEN. LINDA DOWELL. LIZ SANDERS. MELANIE SNOOK. NIGEL MUSSETT. NIGEL SMITH. PETER ALLEN. PHILIP NIGHTINGALE. PRUE BAKER. SAM SNOOK. TONY MILES.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lymington Woodside parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Phil RADFORD who recorded a time of 16:44 on 23rd July 2016 (event number 3).
The female record is held by Caroline Hoyte who recorded a time of 18:19 on 14th July 2018 (event number 95).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline Hoyte who recorded 89.35% (18:19) on 14th July 2018 (event number 95).
Lymington Woodside parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 2,940 participants have completed 9,699 parkruns covering a total distance of 48,495km, including 1,840 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report #94 – Happy 2nd Birthday!

Cake day!  104 intrepid runners turned up on a very hot morning to be greeted by loads of cake to celebrate our second birthday.  Thanks to all our cake bakers - much appreciated.

In spite of the heat we managed some excellent times and 12 PB's.  Special mention must be made of our parkwalk hero, Justin Lewis who was greeted by all the volunteers and his wife, Joanna, with the camera.  Well done both - please come and visit us again.

A special mention to our ED, Tony Miles, too.  All good thoughts and positivity as you go through your personal challenge

Stuart Green - RD

Lymington Woodside parkrun
Event number 94
7th July 2018

This week 104 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

John MACINNES • Darren PRICE • Paul SNELL • Lisa MCGINNIS • Philip NIGHTINGALE • Stuart GREEN • Nigel SMITH • Peter HARWOOD • Prue BAKER • Azara STORM CHITTOCK • Nigel MUSSETT • Fiona FREEMAN • Treve WHITWORTH • Veronica STEWART • Bette KEEPING • Sam SNOOK • Melanie SNOOK • Liz SANDERS

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

The male record is held by Phil RADFORD who recorded a time of 16:44 on 23rd July 2016 (event number 3).
The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 18:29 on 7th July 2018 (event number 94).
The Age Grade course record is held by Michael USSHER who recorded 88.32% (17:07) on 8th October 2016 (event number 14).

Lymington Woodside parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 2,914 participants have completed 9,563 parkruns covering a total distance of 47,815 km, including 1,799 new Personal Bests.

 

RUN REPORT 93 – 30th June 2018

Which country is further from Lymington, Sweden or Portugal?* Runners were asked this question during the briefing, as we were delighted to welcome visitors from these two countries to this week’s event. More frightening than the Vikings, however, were the purple invaders from Verwood Runners, who usually run at Moors Valley, and who had postponed a visit from a Saturday in winter when we were snowed off.

The contrast in the weather between then and now could not have been more striking, as Woodside was bathed in glorious sunshine, with a cooling breeze at 9am so that the heat was not too oppressive. For the second consecutive week, runners obviously found the conditions to their liking, as 6 runners in the top 10 recorded new PBs, as did 27 of the 163, our second biggest field, who completed the course.

Phill Brown, after two weeks as a volunteer, crossed the line first in a new PB of 18m47s, Gemma Rushard was first female finisher in 20m13s. Congratulations to both.

75 runners were at Woodside for the first time, among them the Bailey family, who have posted a lovely photo on our FB page, and a large contingent from Southampton parkrun. We do love introducing visitors to our much-loved park, a shame that our barcode scanners – the kit, not the volunteers! - decided to misbehave. We were told not to worry, as runners from much bigger parkruns are accustomed to queuing.

Next week we’ll celebrate our second birthday, hopefully with cake, if anyone made a note of our appeal, so we look forward to seeing you then. All that’s left to say now is “Hejdå” or “Adeus”!

* Based on capital cities, Lisbon to Lymington by the overland route (car + ferry) = 1256 miles, Stockholm to Lymington = 1277 miles. So the Swedes are the winners! Let’s hope we don’t hear that sentence next Saturday afternoon at 5 pm … if we make it that far … Sorry to mention football, but I remember 1966!

 

RUN REPORT 92 – 23rd June 2018

In glorious mid-summer weather, with the course and the gardens looking wonderful - what a fantastic job the parks manager and his team do! – 131 runners enjoyed perfect conditions for our 92nd event.

Just how ideal the conditions were was underlined by the fact that 36 of them recorded new PBs. Pride of place in the PB roll of honour undoubtedly goes to Elissa Fordham, who was the first female finisher, in a time of 21m20s, yet she is still in the JW 11-14 age group. Massive congratulations Elissa! First male finisher, for the second week in a row, was Alistair Pickburn, in 17m41s, a tantalising 10 seconds outside his PB. Other runners who did manage to improve their time included Elissa’s dad Matthew, and regular Lymington runner Nigel Smith, who was at Woodside bright and early to help set up the course. No, he didn’t make a mistake with the distance, it was the same as the previous two weeks!

We were delighted to welcome 35 runners to Woodside for the first time, a small number of parkrun newbies, but mostly tourists, with a participant from Sweden winning the” longest-distance travelled” award. A Run Director from a Birmingham parkrun was very complimentary about our event, and revealed that whilst we were cancelling earlier this year because of our waterlogged course, they were unable to run because of black ice on the tarmac paths in their park. It really is grim up North.

Finally, a gentle reminder that it’s nearly time for budding Mary Berrys to start baking, as in two weeks’ time we’ll be celebrating our second birthday! And please remember that Darren prefers coffee cake without walnuts on top ….

 

Run Report #91

140 runners today finished our course just shy of last week's record numbers.  We were delighted to see so many runners from Poole parkrun due to the cancellation of today's event.

Our first runner home was Alistair Pickburn, who ran a very respectable 18:06 and first lady home was Amelie Garrod-Smith with a 'dog assisted' 20:09 - very impressive!

Thank you to all our volunteers for all your enthusiasm and dedication making our parkrun so special.  If you haven't tried volunteering yet, please get in touch - just email us on lymingtonwoodsideoffice@parkrun.com and we would welcome your support in any role

Stuart Green RD

Lymington Woodside parkrun
Event number 91
16th June 2018

This week 140 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by our volunteers
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lymington Woodside parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Phil RADFORD who recorded a time of 16:44 on 23rd July 2016 (event number 3).
The female record is held by Caroline HOYTE who recorded a time of 18:47 on 19th August 2017 (event number 57).
The Age Grade course record is held by Michael USSHER who recorded 88.32% (17:07) on 8th October 2016 (event number 14).

Lymington Woodside parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 2,770 participants have completed 9,165 parkruns covering a total distance of 45,825 km, including 1,724 new Personal Bests.

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