213 Summer arrived for a day

It was sunshine and blue sky for the first time in a while. This may explain why we had 33 first timers.

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This week we can congratulate Charl on his 50th parkrun romping home at the front and Theo who completed his 100th parkrun at Poole last week. We wish three of today's volunteers well as they take on the Brighton marathon this Sunday: David, Becky and Susan.

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This week 239 people ran, jogged and walked the course and event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Gary DERWENT • Paul CHANDLER • Paul DALEY • Theo Simon LEWIS • Hugo Thomas LEWIS • Gusie Timothy LEWIS • Gill MCMASTER • Becky PEARCE • Bruce MASCALL • Niamh DERWENT • Gareth HODGSON • David NEUMANN • Simon SCARSBROOK • Ian ADLAM • Karin SCARSBROOK • Andrew TYERS • Colin SMITH • Michael BASHFORD • Nicholas R LEWIS • Kurian VITHAYATHIL • Jo SMITH • Graham WILLIAMS • Susan WILLIAMS

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

A selection of photos can be found here..

 

Spring has sprung

We returned to the summer course this week. Looking back at my Strava reveals this is almost a month later than last years return to the summer course - proof of what a grim winter it has been?

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This week 184 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

Of those 19 first timers here, 13 were completing their very first parkrun - well done and we hope you return soon and often. One of those 13 provided this week's male first finisher, Richard Robinson and we also had a new name as female first finisher ... Madeleine Armstrong, on her 2nd visit to Reigate Priory. Best age-graded performance was by the most experienced parkrunner in the field, Declan Flynn, this being his 390th parkrun. Well done to all 3 of you.

We congratulated Reigate regular David Tilling on his 100th parkrun (98 at Reigate). David has been very consistent, having reached 100 parkruns just 2 and a half years after his debut.

We are always glad to welcome visitors to Reigate. Unusually we had none from our near-neighbour parkruns today (or none admitting to such desertion of their homes, anyway). But we did have a visitor from Wormwood Scrubs parkrun (which turns out not to be one of the recently launched prison parkruns but in the park next door to the prison). And we had 2 visitors from far-flung international locations: Melbourne Australia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Good luck to Taman Pudu Ulu parkrun in Kuala Lumpur which is due to start next week as Malaysia's first parkrun.

Thank-you to the 19 volunteers who made the event possible:

Paul CHANDLER • Jean SEIVEWRIGHT • Paul DALEY • Gill MCMASTER • Andrew BAMFORD • Bruce MASCALL • Gareth HODGSON • David NEUMANN • Barbara MCLAUGHLAN • Naveed AHMED • Hilary BAXTER • Julia HASSARD • Kate HOLAH • Ian ADLAM • Francesca PAYTEN • Alex HEFFER • Nicholas R LEWIS • Kurian VITHAYATHIL • Caroline ACHESON

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

The female record is held by Laura GENT who recorded a time of 18:19 on 27th August 2016 (event number 128).
The male record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 8th October 2016 (event number 134).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded 85.49% (15:37) on 8th October 2016 (event number 134).

Reigate Priory parkrun started on 22nd March 2014. Since then 6,884 participants have completed 40,553 parkruns covering a total distance of 202,765 km, including 7,946 new Personal Bests.

There are some more pictures here

 

Back to the winter course

We returned to the Winter course at Reigate Priory parkrun this week as a consequence of the typically British weather of the last week or so (frequent heavy rain). Nevertheless numbers were a little up on the previous week, and featured an impressive 13 people completing their First ever parkrun - welcome to the Parkrun family and we hope you will join us for many more.

"Tourists" came from a number of our near-neighbour parkruns. We also had a visit from a gentleman from Newcastle (sadly for those of us hoping to extract maximum value from this week's major sports story this was Newcastle, UK not the Australian version) who turned out to be returning to where he had been at school. Welcome back to Reigate!

Emilio Salvo continued her impressive recent sequence as female first finisher, and Peter Arnold returned to that position after a week's hiatus.

A number of milestones were celebrated ... Well done to:
Junior runners Tom Fretwell and Callum Adams on completing 10 runs
Jessica Hossack and Elizabeth Horner both 50 runs
Becky Pearce and Julia Hassard both 100 runs

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Event number 211
31st March 2018
This week 196 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Andrew PATRICK • Natalie WILSON • Paul CHANDLER • Cheryl COSTELLO • Fran AFONSO • Theo Simon LEWIS • Stephen LEWIS • Gill MCMASTER • Bruce MASCALL • Peter ARNOLD • Gareth HODGSON • David NEUMANN • Mark PEARCE • Barbara MCLAUGHLAN • Hilary BAXTER • Ryan DARRAGH • Ian ADLAM • Sham HAQUE • Colin SMITH • Nicholas R LEWIS • David MOODY • Ian CROUCH • Jo SMITH

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

The female record is held by Laura GENT who recorded a time of 18:19 on 27th August 2016 (event number 128).
The male record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 8th October 2016 (event number 134).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded 85.49% (15:37) on 8th October 2016 (event number 134).

Reigate Priory parkrun started on 22nd March 2014. Since then 6,865 participants have completed 40,369 parkruns covering a total distance of 201,845 km, including 7,921 new Personal Bests.

 

210 – Happy birthday Reigate Priory parkrun

This week 172 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

As the closest Saturday to the date on which the first ever Reigate Priory parkrun took place, 22 March 2014, we wished ourselves a very happy 4th birthday with a rousing rendition of happy birthday during the pre-run briefing. To mark our birthday our resident stats geek has got his abacus and crayons out and put together a compendium of interesting Reigate Priory parkrun stats. Find then all a little further down the news page.

As for today we made some new stats of our own:

Highest age grade - Emiko Salvi 75.36%
First finisher - Max Smithson 18.46
Highest age category - those of you in the 65-69 group
Most parkruns - David Neumann 174
Most volunteers - Paul Chandler 197

Finally we welcomed two new members of the 50 club - Keming Hu (41 runs at Reigate) and Nicholas Peters (43 at Reigate). Congratulations!

Here’s to the next frour years of Reigate Priory parkrun.

Today’s event was made possible by our 25 volunteers:

Andrew PATRICK • Angela TAYLOR • Paul CHANDLER • Donna BARRINGTON-SMITH • Fran AFONSO • Paul DALEY • John HOLAH • Tracey JESSUP • Jennifer MCMASTER • Dan WILKINSON • Nick CAWTHORNE • Andrew BAMFORD • Bruce MASCALL • Peter ARNOLD • Simon SCARSBROOK • Kate HOLAH • Kerstin WONDERS • Andrew TYERS • Colin SMITH • Alexandra SOUTH • Jenni PARMAR • Nicholas R LEWIS • Ian CROUCH • Florrie PARMAR • Jo SMITH

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

The female record is held by Laura GENT who recorded a time of 18:19 on 27th August 2016 (event number 128).
The male record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 8th October 2016 (event number 134).
The Age Grade course record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded 85.49% (15:37) on 8th October 2016 (event number 134).

Reigate Priory parkrun started on 22nd March 2014. Since then 6,843 participants have completed 40,173 parkruns covering a total distance of 200,865 km, including 7,914 new Personal Bests.

 

210 pictures…

...some of them even in focus can be found here

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