So parkrunday is coming so what is there to do ... check the weather of course! So when I checked it was rain, rain and more rain so what a nice surprise it was when I woke up Saturday morning to find sunshine and blue skies!
Off we go the polo fields anyway and set up in record time ... yes, we like to sleep late too, oops! .... but it's okay by 9am volunteers were in place and equipment was all set and ready to go so it's time to get ready for a run in our park. On Saturday we were blessed with 27 of your volunteering to help make our parkrun happen - thanks all - hope you enjoyed your time volunteering with us and you will be back for another go soon.
This week also saw our DofE volunteers, Nadia and Nina complete their three month volunteering part of their DofE. They have been a pleasure to work with over the last three months, we thank you for your contribution for Rushmoor parkrun and we hope to see you back at Rushmoor again soon ... maybe for a run ..
There were four pacers this morning too ... 21, 26, 28 and 30 minutes. Did any of these guys help you round? I know just the sight one of them certainly helped me! And 74 of you out of our 394 runners got new PB's so a big well done to all of you!!
So what's it like to be a pacer ... well here's a little note from one of Saturdays ....
Of course to be a great pacer you need to set a regular pace so be well within your comfort zone but there is so much more to it than that. Being encouraging to all those around you, enjoying the moment and especially seeing people cross the finish line achieving more than they dreamed they could do and you may have even helped a little bit get them there!
If you'd like to either be a pacer or volunteer for another role just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also if there is a time you would like to go for and you think a pacer might help you either put a post up on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Rushmoorparkrun/) or come and have a chat with us on Saturday morning and see if a fellow parkrunnner can help you out.
39 of our runners on Saturday also joined us at Rushmoor for the very first time. We say, welcome to you, we hope you enjoyed your run with us and you will be back for another parkrun again soon.
So did we have any milestone runs this week? And the answer is yes! So this week Emily Morris completed her 100th parkrun with us. Thank you for choosing Rushmoor for your 100th and we hope you enjoyed the celebration! If you have a milestone run coming up or a special celebration parkrun you'd like us to mention just let us know (email: email@example.com)
Remember Alice Holt parkrun is cancelled next weekend due to the Alice Holt races, however, Rushmoor will be on as usual at 9am and you can also dash over to the Alice Holt races to run there afterwards! Hope to see you at both!
For now, have a great week and we'll see you next Saturday for another parkrun.
Event number 165
16th September 2017
This week 394 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:
Dominic WAKE • Katie RUOCCO • Kevin MARTIN • Tina Rose MARTIN • Karen SWAN • Marc HOWARD • Toby HOWARD • Joshila SHARMA • Jo WAKE • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Jonathan TAYLOR • Jim VINCE • Lydia ANDREWS • Stephanie RADFORD • Paul HURFORD • Vanessa PINTO • Edward TAYLOR • Nina SKINGLEY • Gayle GUNNER • Howard ROBINSON • James EWING • Peter LAVENDER • David WRIGHT • Catherine KENNEDY • Rachel KENNEDY • Andrew GUDGE
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rushmoor parkrun Results Page.
Marcus IRVING (SM20-24) of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, was first over the line in 17:44 - third time in 14 appearances.
Oliver STEVENSON (VM35-39) of Blackwater Valley Runners, was second over the line in 18:06 - was first to finish once before.
Ashley QUINLAN (SM25-29) of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, was third over the line in 18:18 - was first to finish once before.
Carolyne BAXTER (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (5th overall) over the line in 18:20 - 13th time in 13 appearances.
Bryony NORTH (SW25-29) of Blackwater Valley Runners, was second (27th overall) over the line in 21:03.
Laura HALES (VW45-49) of Woking AC, was third (37th overall) over the line in 21:41 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Judith GUEST (VW70-74) – 83.60% for the time 26:38 (155th overall).
Ian WHITE (VM50-54) – 81.97% for the time 18:35 (6th overall).
Carolyne BAXTER (SW25-29) – 80.73% for the time 18:20 (5th overall).
The male record is held by Alex POINTON who recorded a time of 15:45 on 29th October 2016 (event number 122).
The female record is held by Lauren HALL who recorded a time of 17:29 on 24th December 2016 (event number 130).
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 6,368 participants have completed 38,023 parkruns covering a total distance of 190,115 km, including 7,427 new Personal Bests.