Important reminder – Saturday 29 December 2018

This coming Saturday 29 December we will be using our alternative Wellesley course. This will be used whenever we are not able to use the main field in future because of other events that would normally mean that we would have to cancel.

Please meet in the Fox Lines car park (the car park on the corner of Queens Avenue and Princes Avenue by the traffic lights). You will be directed to the start, which is on the canal, from there. You can still park in the usual car park if the Fox Lines car park is full for this week; however when other events are on car parking may be more restrictive, so please do check our Facebook site on these days.

Also, please note that due to the narrow course, runners will not be allowed to run with buggies or dogs, so please bear this in mind before coming down.

We hope you enjoy the new course.

The Rushmoor parkrun core team.

 

 

Rushmoor parkrun Event #224 15 December 2018

What a blistering start to the weekend, thankfully the rain did stay away for the majority of the run. This week 336 people ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers to parkrun, (welcome to the parkrun family), and 23 were visiting Rushmoor for the first time. The wind seems to have helped push 56 parkrunners to new Personal Bests (wow!). Representatives of 30 different clubs took part. A great big shout out to our milestones this morning, with regulars Vanessa Cosby and Debbie Morton reaching their 50th run, and Richard Clark-Lyons doing his 100th run. The event was made possible by 34 volunteers: Chris BALE, William BOUGHTON, Madeleine CHARBINE, Murray CROTON, James EWING, Alexander FORTUNE, Alison FORTUNE, Duncan FORTUNE, Deborah HEIGHES, Paul HURFORD, Ian JENNINGS, Beverley JENNINGS, Kenton JENNINGS, Jo LLOYD, Jenny LOMAS-PARAM, George LYLE, William MCLEOD, Debra MCLEOD, Grace MCLEOD, Kevin MCTAGGART, Danielle MOORE, Lily MOORE, Martha MOORE, Amanda MORWOOD, Nicky NORTON, Alexander John RADFORD, Marcia TOLFTS, Steve TYLER, Livi WAKE, Dominic WAKE, Jo WAKE, Tilly WAKE, Shireen WALKER, Angela WESTON. Thank you all. If you feel giving volunteering a go contact rushmoorhelpers@parkrun.com. There are a number of roles for everyone, (this week included the unique roles of token sorting windbreak support and wind strewn finish token chaser). Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rushmoor parkrun Results Page. Don’t forget there will also be an extra parkrun day on Christmas Day and New Years Day starting at 9am.

 

 

Rushmoor parkrun #219

10th November 2018
This week 430 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

John KING • Greg ALLIN • Carol SWORN • Steve LOW • Ian JENNINGS • Martin BILLETT • Chris MCWILLIAM • Eloise R STRADLING • Andrew David HISLOP • Tom BARTON • Claire ROLSTONE • Isobel TAYLOR • Zoe BARTON • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Paul HURFORD • Andy WARD • Wendy MORGAN • Murray CROTON • Mark RANOLA • Elle GAME • James EWING • Eleanor BARTON • Edward BARTON • Claire WOOD • Caroline LAMBERT • Judie KINKAID • William MCLEOD • Debra MCLEOD • Grace MCLEOD • Dave M LEWIS

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

The female record is held by Lauren HALL who recorded a time of 17:29 on 24th December 2016 (event number 130).
The male record is held by Chris PARR who recorded a time of 15:22 on 14th October 2017 (event number 169).
The Age Grade course record is held by Austin SOANE who recorded 91.24% (17:53) on 11th June 2016 (event number 104).

Rushmoor parkrun started on 3rd May 2014. Since then 8,951 participants have completed 62,094 parkruns covering a total distance of 310,470 km, including 11,345 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report #218 by Ian Jennings

Rushmoor run #218 and a nice bit of morning sunshine greeted us all on the polo fields. I arrived to see an exceptionally large group receiving the new runners briefing – welcome to the graduating Couch to 5k runners from Normandy Runners and Ave Turner’s group.  I hope you all enjoyed your run and hope to see you all on the start line next week.

 

A huge thank you to all of today’s 34 volunteers, and without them we would not have been able to enjoy our run or walk this morning. Parkrun is a social movement of which we are all stakeholders. It cannot exist without the generosity of the volunteers, so please consider supporting the event and guaranteeing its longevity for the local community for many years to come. Please contact the following email to offer your time: rushmoorhelpers@parkrun.com.

 

An extremely impressive 523 of us completed the two laps this morning, and course conditions were near perfect. An impressive 92 runners (18% of us) managed to run personal bests. Well done to all who ran this morning, and to those who went faster than ever before.

 

20 parkrun debutants and an amazing 40 parkrun tourists joined us at Rushmoor for the first time this week. Welcome, I hope you enjoyed your run and hopefully see you again soon.

 

Special run congratulations today for:

 

  • Jacob Melly on his junior 10th run (PB as well, nice one Jacob);
  • Lucy Copley, Chris Taylor and Becky Mason ran their 50th parkruns;
  • Jon Cross on his 100th iteration;
  • 150th is not an officially recognised run, but seems pretty special milestone to me, so big well done Joanna Newberry;

 

Wear those T-shirts with pride guys.

 

A little message from me – today I paced 28 minutes with Duke of Edinburgh volunteer Billy McLeod. Hopefully, a few runners were able to run a little faster with us two as targets to chase.  Next week, I plan to pace a 27 minute run, if anyone fancies joining me.

 

To finish, a little life affirming quote from that legendary basketball player, Michael Jordan: Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. And that’s exactly what we do every Saturday morning at 9am.

Back for more next week ......keep running!

 And now the stats:

Rushmoor parkrun
Event number 218
3rd November 2018

This week 522 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Dominic WAKE • Steve TYLER • Ian JENNINGS • Chris MCWILLIAM • Charlotte HOWARD • Amanda MORWOOD • Marc HOWARD • Toby HOWARD • Livi WAKE • Jo WAKE • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Alaistair RADFORD • Tom BARTON • Craig WARD • Isobel TAYLOR • Richard TAYLOR • Zoe BARTON • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Paul HURFORD • Tilly WAKE • Martin GREENWOOD • Murray CROTON • Rhian JONES • Estelle LEE • James EWING • Eleanor BARTON • Andrew CROW • James GREENWOOD • Edward BARTON • Judie KINKAID • William MCLEOD • Grace MCLEOD

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

The female record is held by Lauren HALL who recorded a time of 17:29 on 24th December 2016 (event number 130).
The male record is held by Chris PARR who recorded a time of 15:22 on 14th October 2017 (event number 169).
The Age Grade course record is held by Austin SOANE who recorded 91.24% (17:53) on 11th June 2016 (event number 104).

Rushmoor parkrun started on 3rd May 2014. Since then 8,915 participants have completed 61,664 parkruns covering a total distance of 308,320 km, including 11,299 new Personal Bests.

 

Rushmoor parkrun #217 – 27th October 2018

The first proper frost of the season greeted our 447 hardy runners who turned up at Rushmoor this morning; including some in Halloween dress!

There may have been clear blue skies for much of the time but runners felt the chilly breeze coming in as they headed out onto the main road towards the canal entrance both times round.

Our amazing volunteers kept smiling through the cold too as they fought to keep fingers warm scanning and sorting tokens!

Of the 447 runners who braved the temperature on Saturday morning, 46 were first timers to Rushmoor of which 19 were running their first ever parkrun - well done!

Two of our junior runners, Evelyn Melly and William Ward ran their 10th Parkrun at Rushmoor this morning.

The cold weather proved no barrier to an incredible 71 runners who achieved a new pb.

The first finisher was Kurt Taylor, setting a new pb of 16:22 and the first female was Megan Gildea in 20:28.

As always, a huge thanks to all our volunteers who made this morning’s run possible. If you would like to volunteer at future events, please email rushmoorhelpers@parkrun.com

By Zoe Barton 

This week 447 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 70 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Dominic WAKE • Ian JENNINGS • Ross CONNELL • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Tom BARTON • Deborah HEIGHES • Gareth BAKER • Isobel TAYLOR • Zoe BARTON • Caroline CROLLA • Paul HURFORD • Tilly WAKE • Andy WARD • Murray CROTON • Mark RANOLA • James EWING • Eleanor BARTON • Andrew CROW • Gaetan FIJAC • Edward BARTON • William MCLEOD • Debra MCLEOD • Grace MCLEOD

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

The female record is held by Lauren HALL who recorded a time of 17:29 on 24th December 2016 (event number 130).
The male record is held by Chris PARR who recorded a time of 15:22 on 14th October 2017 (event number 169).
The Age Grade course record is held by Austin SOANE who recorded 91.24% (17:53) on 11th June 2016 (event number 104).

Rushmoor parkrun started on 3rd May 2014. Since then 8,854 participants have completed 61,142 parkruns covering a total distance of 305,710 km, including 11,205 new Personal Bests.

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