RUN REPORT – EVENT 108 – 13th October 2018

The early morning rain cleared before the 98 runners arrived at Woodside, and the unseasonably mild temperature even led to some complaining that it was too hot!
Henry Lowndes obviously found the conditions to his liking, as he was the first to cross the line in a time of 18m41s. Cathryn Lower was one of 17 runners who recorded a new PBs, and the first female to finish, in a time of 23m18s.
No one reached a parkrun milestone this Saturday, but I must rectify an omission from last week’s run report, when I neglected to mention that Sue Ward completed her 50th and Ian Smith his 150th. Congratulations and apologies to both.
One piece of news I did remember to cover last time was Brockenhurst parkrun’s move to their winter course at Wilverley, and it’s worth mentioning that the two events attracted a total of over 300 runners. Our teams of volunteers should be very proud of contribution they are making to improving the fitness of so many people.
Success sometimes brings problems, however, and I read in the Brock run report that parking at Wilverley was rather congested last week. We are not exempt from this either, as the large numbers of young footballers and their parents arriving at Woodside as parkrun is finishing mean that it can be difficult to find a parking space. There is no obvious solution, other than a much larger car park, but if some runners could walk, run, cycle or car-share down to Woodside, it might help the situation.
Finally, Event 108 in bare numbers:
This week 98 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Linda DOWELL • Darren PRICE • Kay MITCHELL • Andy CHASE • Sue WEARNE • Tony MILES • Peter HARWOOD • Prue BAKER • Nigel MUSSETT • Peter ALLEN • Sarah BUNCE • Liz SANDERS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lymington Woodside parkrun Results Page.

 

RUN REPORT 107 – 6th October 2018

Just as non-native birds leave our shores at the end of summer to head for warmer climes, so some of our regular runners abandon Woodside at the onset of autumn to head for cooler climbs (pun intended) at the Brockenhurst Wilverley venue. We hope they will return again before the spring, maybe on our Christmas Day run?
Despite the counter-attractions of Brock’s beautiful but tough New Forest course, 106 runners arrived at Woodside on a cool, damp morning. Among them were 10 first-time participants, one of whom may well have been the 5 millionth parkrunner to register in a week which saw parkrun celebrating its 14th anniversary. What an amazing success story!
Andy Chase led the field home for the first time since May last year, but in a time that was 11 seconds faster than on that day. Corinne Pryer, appearing at Woodside for the first time, was the leading lady.
As volunteers, we love to see runners getting faster, and no doubt fitter, every week. Among the 27 new PB-setters this week were Ian Smith, Terry Nipress, Andrew Mason, Keith and Elizabeth Flint and, in the J11-14 category, Amy Snook. Amy, brother Sam and dad Lee always complete their run and then help with scanning, token sorting and any post-run tasks which need doing, we are so grateful for their contributions.
Finally, the key stats supplied by parkrun:
This week 106 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Darren PRICE • Kay MITCHELL • Paul RUSSHARD • Tony MILES • Peter HARWOOD • Prue BAKER • Amy SNOOK • Lee SNOOK • Sam SNOOK • Liz SANDERS • Leslie LOADER • Paddy GROCOTT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lymington Woodside parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Caroline HOYTE who recorded a time of 18:19 on 14th July 2018 (event number 95).
The male record is held by Daniel BAKER who recorded a time of 16:33 on 11th August 2018 (event number 99).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jacqueline JENKINS who recorded 89.70% (27:31) on 1st September 2018 (event number 102).

 

Run Report parkrun #106

A beautiful day if a little chilly first thing! So nice to meet Paul Kemp from Eastleigh who volunteered to come and help Darren Price set up in spite of the motorway closure and the 55 mile detour dreamt up as a diversion while one 2 mile section of the M27 was closed. Nice to see other Eastleigh runners had made the trek as well!

Paul Russhard led home the runners in 17:57 and Val Sesto, our national marathon runner led the ladies home in 19:26. A special mention to Gemma Russhard who hit her 50 award today and was the second lady home in 19:58 - just 14 seconds away from her PB!

Stuart Green RD

And to the report:

Lymington Woodside parkrun
Event number 106
29th September 2018
This week 147 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Linda DOWELL • Paul KEMP • Darren PRICE • Kay MITCHELL • Tony MILES • Stuart GREEN • Peter HARWOOD • Prue BAKER • Nigel MUSSETT • Sarah BUNCE • Bette KEEPING • Amy SNOOK • Sam SNOOK • Melanie SNOOK • Paddy GROCOTT

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

The female record is held by Caroline HOYTE who recorded a time of 18:19 on 14th July 2018 (event number 95).
The male record is held by Daniel BAKER who recorded a time of 16:33 on 11th August 2018 (event number 99).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jacqueline JENKINS who recorded 89.70% (27:31) on 1st September 2018 (event number 102).

Lymington Woodside parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 3,425 participants have completed 11,260 parkruns covering a total distance of 56,300 km, including 2,137 new Personal Bests.

 

Trip Advisor

Lymington Woodside No.105, 22nd September 2018

You can tell Autumn is here with the very changeable weather (next week there is supposed to be another mini heatwave !) So a big WELL DONE to all the runners, supporters and our band of Volunteers, that made our 105th running at Lymington Woodside another success.

But you don’t have to take my word for that; local Eastleigh parkrunner, Paul Brewer, very kindly offered to share his experiences with us (see below) Thank you Paul.

Steve (RD)

The New Forest - So near to my Home parkrun of Eastleigh, on my doorstep & yet it's taken me some two years & over 100 parkruns to make the scenic pilgrimage to Lymington Woodside parkrun.

As always with parkrun tourism you do get a bit of anxiety - 'will there be parking', 'will there be traffic', 'what if I get a puncture & miss the start' etc - well thankfully the journey to Lymington was a nice & pleasant 45 minutes, and plenty of (free) parking was available at the
entrance of the sports field.

A short walk to the lovely new pavilion for the start area & first timers/tourist briefing. Steve, our Run Director was very welcoming & put everyones' mind at ease, & set the tone for the run that awaited the
135 parkrunners today.

Along with myself we had tourists from far & wide - Guernsey & Coventry being the most noticeable & impressive travellers in the field - I do hope they enjoyed the run as much as me.

RD Steve did a great job in getting us started and running on time - lots of rain was forecast for later, and so no better incentive to get running (& maybe get a PB!)

One thing I do enjoy is a start line that isn't congested, doesn't crowd or funnel people in too much; no such issue here at Lymington Woodside - plenty of space and freedom in the sports field to start, without the fear of accidentally tripping someone up or bumping into a fellow runner.

One thing I don't enjoy is hills! - thankfully this parkrun only has a 'slight' incline and before you know it you're round the corner and heading down a fast straight on the other side of the sports field.
Brilliant!

A nice surprise awaits at the end of the first lap - the sports field ends, & it's onto a gravel path we go as you're taken past a large pergola & though some nice ornamental garden areas, and then it's back
onto the sports fields for lap 2. I think I got a little bit carried away with it all and ran what felt like my fastest ever parkrun 1k!

The course is very well marked out and it was a delight to see so many volunteers 'course side' encouraging us around.

The 3 laps went very quickly (it was very unexpectedly my equal 3rd fastest ever parkrun time) & the finish line funnel came into sight a lot sooner the expected - so much so that David Paton Bass got his
sprint on, & from nowhere was able to outfox me at the last few metres, and in doing so gained his PB here at the 5th attempt! - Well done David!

In summary - Lymington Woodside was my 16th different parkrun, and it has to be up there with one of my favourites - a nice & fast course to run, lovely atmosphere, not overcrowded, with really friendly
participants and lots of amazing volunteers who, without them, there would be no parkrun.

Thankyou Lymington Woodside Parkrun! See you again soon.

Special mention goes to one of our regulars Grahame Stringer from Christchurch runners who clocked up his 300th run. Well done Graham and thanks to Linda Dowell for the home made cakes and nibbles to celebrate.

This week 135 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lymington Woodside parkrun Results Page.

Lymington Woodside parkrun started on 9th July 2016. Since then 3,391 participants have completed 11,113 parkruns covering a total distance of 55,565 km, including 2,096 new Personal Bests.

 

RUN REPORT 104 – 15th September 2018

The early morning sunshine we’ve grown used to in recent weeks greeted 133 runners, including visitors from Cheltenham, Solihull, Yeovil and New York.
Will Newbery led the field home for the third time in 18m07s, and Sophie Bubb was third finisher and first female in 18m47s, a new PB. We wish Sophie every success in the forthcoming Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
Not present today, though still deserving a mention, is another local running star, Val Sesto, who won her age category in last week’s 100k world championships in Croatia. For those of you who still insist on remaining imperial, that’s 62 miles or 20 parkruns.
19 runners sampled the delights of parkrun for the first time today – who knows how many ultra-athletes may emerge from their numbers? It was great to see five members of the Grocott family among the debutants, and hope they will return. A little bird told me that dad Mike probably found it easier running up the gentle slopes of Woodside than climbing Everest …
Finally, the bare facts of this week’s event from the parkrun stats they send us when we submit our results:
This week 133 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Darren PRICE • Kay MITCHELL • Tony MILES • Graham RATCLIFFE • Nigel SMITH • Peter HAIGH • Peter HARWOOD • Prue BAKER • Kirk WILSON • Bette KEEPING • Liz SANDERS • Leslie LOADER
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Lymington Woodside parkrun Results Page.

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