Rushmoor parkrun is cancelled on 27 January 2018: Cycling event taking place

Rushmoor parkrun #185 20th January 2018

 

Thank you to the 34 volunteers who helped make this run possible. Well done to the 429 runners and walkers, 33 of whom were first timers.  We welcomed tourists from Liverpool, Mansfield and Basingstoke!

We also had a visit from Gregory Bailey who has run 225 different parkruns but has never done the same one twice! Thanks for joining us at the Tesco cafe Gregory. We would love to say see you again soon but we think that’s probably unlikely!

 

20/01/2018

 

Today we officially said goodbye to DofE Award volunteer Amy Mulholland who was co-Run Director. Many thanks for all your help Amy. Hopefully you’ll be back volunteering and running in the near future.  A big welcome to Nate Johnson and Matt Dwyer who have joined our DofE Award volunteer team.

Lots of parkrun girl power in these photos!

20/01/2018

 

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We only had 2 milestones to celebrate today, so well done to:

Carla Ferguson (JW11-14) who finished her 10th

and Sushila Magar who completed her 50th.

Please let us know if you have any milestone, special run or birthday so we can give you shout out at the beginning of each parkrun.

We hope you all enjoyed your run today in rather wet conditions - 53 of you achieved PBs and sorry to anybody trying to keep up with our 30 minute pacer.  A miscalculation over target pace per mile combined with a watch not working properly resulted in our pacer coming in ahead of schedule.

Just a reminder to say that Rushmoor parkrun is CANCELLED NEXT WEEK (27th Jan) due to a cycle event.   Maybe try some tourism at Frimley Lodge, Alice Holt, Bracknell, Guildford, Woodley or further afield to work towards your next t-shirt!

See you on the 3rd February.

By Tilly Wake (JW11-14)

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This week 429 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

 

Dominic WAKE • Chris MCWILLIAM • Claire SMITH • Ross CONNELL • Jo WAKE • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Jim VINCE • Claire ROLSTONE • Amy MULHOLLAND • John HOGG • Rachel ROUSE • Heather RIGG • Karen MORGAN • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Mary THANE • Tilly WAKE • Ian WHITE • Evie HEARN • Bethany HEARN • Stephanie GREENWOOD • Donna CHAPLIN • Mark RANOLA • Matt DWYER • Riona NOTHARD • Rhea HORLOCK • Denise JONES • Howard ROBINSON • Beth CULLEN • Catherine KENNEDY • Brennie GABBIDON • Andrew GUDGE • James GREENWOOD

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 7,188 participants have completed 45,904 parkruns covering a total distance of 229,520 km, including 8,555 new Personal Bests.

 

Rushmoor parkrun # 184 – 13th January 2018

Thank you to Ian Jennings for this week's report:

Rushmoor run #184 and it is official: Rushmoor parkrun participation has grown faster than the UK economy.....since the first Rushmoor parkrun in 2014 weekly participation has risen from approximately 100 to over 500 (fivefold or if there such a percentage:500%), whereas the UK economy has grown by just under 9%. There must be a message in those figures somewhere.....

A huge thank you to all of today’s 24 volunteers without whom we would not have been able to enjoy our run 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 incredible 589 of us completed the two laps this morning, and course conditions in horse racing parlance would have been described as yielding. However, even with a bit of squidge (technical term) underfoot, an impressive 77 runners (13% of us) managed to run personal bests. Well done to all who ran this morning, and to those who went faster than ever before.

32 parkrun debutants and 41 parkrun tourists joined us at Rushmoor for the first time this week. Some of the parkrun tourists travelled from far and wide to join us today, including the fine cities of Glasgow, Leeds and Portsmouth. Welcome, I hope you enjoyed your run and hopefully see you again soon.

Special runs today:

• Morgan Hunter, Oliver Sanderson and Imogen Smith reached their 10th junior run milestones;

• Steph Ford and David Beattie ran their 50th iterations;

• Alison Prince ran her 100th 5k;

• Legends of Rushmoor parkrun Chris McWilliam and Alex Radford ran their 150th two laps of the polo fields.

Wear those T-shirts with pride guys.

Please note there is no Rushmoor parkrun on Saturday 27th January. A spot of parkrun tourism is required. Enjoy wherever you find yourselves.

With Rushmoor parkrun growth in participation fivefold in a little over three years, social movements like parkrun really have the power to improve the local society (and the local economy) we live in. With that in mind, a little quote to consider: “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

Keep enjoying your running, and see you all next Saturday. Peace.

Today's 24 volunteers:

Dominic WAKE • Michael WALBERTON • Ian JENNINGS • Chris MCWILLIAM • Livi WAKE • Jo WAKE • Linda RADFORD • Thomas DOHERTY • Kieran DOHERTY • Tilly FOWLER • Anne MULHOLLAND • Amy MULHOLLAND • Joanna NEWBERRY • Caroline CROLLA • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Paul NOTHARD • Paul ROSE • Tilly WAKE • Nate JOHNSON • Riona NOTHARD • Abigail MILLINGTON • Howard ROBINSON • Andrew GUDGE

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 7,155 participants have completed 45,475 parkruns covering a total distance of 227,375 km, including 8,502 new Personal Bests.

 

Rushmoor parkrun, # 183, 6th January 2018

The festivities are now over and for the first Saturday parkrun of the year and it was chilly but not as bad as expected or we wouldn’t have had the fantastic turnout of 530 people running and walking the course.  I think everyone turned out to see the Blackwater Valley Runners who took over the event’s running for the week, and what a bunch they are!!!In the field we had 61 first timers (please remember that parkrun is for life, not just for New Year!) and 40 participants who exceeded themselves recording new Personal Best times.Runners and walkers from 29 different clubs took part which is a fantastic number. Thank you all for joining us and well done.  These sentiments obviously extend to all participants, club members and non club members, we are all one big parkrun family.

With such as large field you’ll be surprised at only 2 milestone runners, they are Beverley Jennings who completed her 100th parkrun and James Ewing his 50th so congratulations to you both.

For all this week’s results you can check out the link, https://www.parkrun.org.uk/rushmoor/results/latestresults/

As always, and I’m sure you appreciate them, we cannot forget the volunteers who gave their time to support you whether you saw them or not. They were:

Ian CARLEY • Dominic WAKE • Steve LOW • Penny WEBSTER • Amanda BAILEY • Steve BAILEY • Simon BULLWORTHY • John ORRELL • Nick SILVESTER • Chris MCWILLIAM • Alan FREESTONE • Simon COOPER • Ross CONNELL • Deb COOPER • Melissa JUNIPER • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Thomas DOHERTY • Karen JONES • Ave TURNER • Carrie WEBB • Amy MULHOLLAND • John HOGG • Bryony NORTH • Roger BEARN • Katherine RUOCCO • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Paul NOTHARD • Mary THANE • Alison JEFFS • Christopher TIZZARD • Craig DIGWEED • Wayne ALTHAM • Alan BAKER • Riona NOTHARD • Sarah-Jayne BAKER • Andrew RHODES • Denise JONES • Mark JONES • James EWING • Claire SMITH • Charlotte HISCOCK

We thank them from the soles of our trainers as the event would not be able to go ahead without them. With that said, WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER??  If you have any questions or would like to help in any way please refer to the volunteering page which advises on roles and how to let us know.  https://www.parkrun.org.uk/rushmoor/volunteer/

Lastly, but not least, the photos. Some of you will and some won’t want to see yourselves but it’s not your choice (haha). The photos from this, and previous events, will be on the photos page which you can find below; go on, take a look, you may be surprised. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/rushmoor/photos/

Thank you again to Blackwater Valley Runners for taking over the organisation of the Rushmoor parkrun this week, and long may it continue to grow and encourage people to get out there.

That’s all for this week but keep on running or walking, no matter how fast or slow. As they say, you’re going faster than those still sitting on the couch at home thinking about it. Well done to you all.

 

Rushmoor parkrun #182 New Year’s Day 2018

Happy new year! There was a lovely view of the colourful field of runners from the back today. We were tail walking and we thoroughly enjoyed cheering everyone on as they went past! Thank you to all our volunteers who got up out of bed and to those who helped with a different funnel system due the fact that there were lots of people finishing.

We were visited by many tourists today including lots of runners from Frimley Lodge and Alice Holt who helped us to get 536 participants, including 97 first timers. Congratulations to everyone who then managed to do the parkrun double this year.

Everyone who completed a parkrun on NYD helped make a total distance from earth to the sun if you add together all the parkruns run or walked since it began!

We had many milestone runners today. The following achieved their 50th milestone at Rushmoor:

Richard Jones (BVR)

Claire Rolstone

Richard Williams 

Myself (Tilly Wake)

Thom Chapman also went on to do the double and achieve his 50th at a nearby parkrun.

Completing her 100th run was:

Helen Vizard (Sandhurst joggers)

Doing their 99th run at Rushmoor and going on to do their 100th run nearby later in the morning were:

Nicholas Twomey (Ranelagh Harriers)

Kerrieanne Forbes

Alex Halfacre (Frimley Flyers)

Beverley Jackson

Running her 100th Rushmoor parkrun was Linda Radford

And an amazing achievement from

David Craig Peddle (Frimley Flyers) who ran his 249th at Rushmoor and 250th later at Frimley Lodge!

We hope that you put parkrun in your resolutions for 2018.

See you all on Saturday at usual, when Blackwater Valley Runners will be doing a Rushmoor parkrun takeover.

Have a happy and athletic new year!

By Tilly Wake (JW11-14)

This week 536 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 97 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 64 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Dominic WAKE • Alison LENAGHAN • Ian JENNINGS • Chris MCWILLIAM • Charlotte HOWARD • Marc HOWARD • Livi WAKE • Jo WAKE • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Thomas DOHERTY • Jim VINCE • Tom BARTON • Tim COOPER • Zoe BARTON • Jo BROWN • Stephanie RADFORD • Paul NOTHARD • Russell HAMILTON • Paula MCQUEEN • Paul HURFORD • Tilly WAKE • Will HALSALL • Riona NOTHARD • Martin COHEN • Keith CHAMBERLAIN • James EWING • Eleanor BARTON • David WRIGHT • Kayden LENAGHAN • James ASHLEY • Andrew GUDGE • Edward BARTON

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 7,021 participants have completed 44,356 parkruns covering a total distance of 221,780 km, including 8,384 new Personal Bests.

 

Rushmoor parkrun #181 – 30 December

Today was an incredibly windy day at the Rushmoor run, with many coats and hats left by the side of the course needing to be caught by our awaiting volunteers.
There was one case of a barcode being blown out of a coat pocket. The owner grieving over their lost result was advised that they could bring a spare barcode to the cafe afterwards, and actually did, so a big shout-out to Paul Martin for showing such levels of commitment.
Despite the windy weather, there were fortunately no injuries at parkrun, however there was a small incident involving one of our marshals helping an onlooker out of the canal after they had accidentally fallen in. Apparently a bit wet, but not hurt.
A massive thank you to all 22 volunteers who helped out, and also well done to the 368 finishers that dragged themselves out of bed this windy morning.
Today we celebrated 17 new PBs and welcomed 32 newcomers to Rushmoor, including 12 who were doing their first ever parkrun, so we hope to see you all again.
Special runs this week:
Toby Swait and Mark Jones for completing their 50th parkruns, and Russell Smith and Riaan Ferreira for their 100th runs.
Hope you all have a very Happy New Year!
A few statistics...
Male placings:
Marcus IRVING (SM20-24) of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC was 1st this week with a time of 18:11.
Andrew TAPPIN (VM40-44) also of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC in close 2nd with 18:18.
Ethan FORSTER (SM18-19) of Team Surrey Triathlon Club in 3rd with 18:32.
Female placings:
Fiona SLEVIN-BROWN (VW45-49) from Sandhurst Joggers was our 1st woman with a time of 20:19, earning herself a PB at the same time and coming 18th overall.
Liz PATIENT (VW35-39) came 2nd with 22:36 and 54th overall on only her 4th parkrun.
Zoe BARTON (VW40-44) of Fleet & Crookham AC in 3rd place with a time of 22:49 and 57th overall.
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