It's parkrunday … yay! The weather is improving and it's time to go for a run ….. and then I opened the front door … fog … really bad fog … that was not the morning weather I was expecting.... So I drive up to our lovely Polo Fields and as expected … it isn't any better here … is it worse?!
So we start to set up and this morning hi-viz heroes are turning up (all 42 of you!) and a couple of you volunteering for the first time … we hope they will enjoy their first volunteering experience with us. I'm stood by our usual table and cake is appearing …. then there's more cake …. I do love cake … but is also means this morning means lots of celebrations too!
Then as we get nearer to 9am the fog is starting to clear and revealing beautiful blue skies and lovely green grass ready for us to run....
Our pre-run communications are underway and what will they reveal this morning? Well, we had three milestone runners and I hope they don't mind me saying that they signified what parkrun is all about, the young and the not-so-young running together and achieving. So we had Sasha who had completed her 10th parkrun the previous week and wanted to celebrate … well done Sasha … we look forward to seeing you work your way towards the next milestone, there was Pippa McClounan who completed her 50th and Paul Hurford who completed his 100th. Thank you for the lovely cake and card.
We also had a few visitors joining us …. Cumbria came first, followed by a visitor from Perth, Australia. Welcome to you both and we hope you enjoyed your run with us.
We also welcomed 41 parkrunners who were running at Rushmoor for the first time this morning. Welcome to you and we hope you enjoyed your run with us.
We welcomed 18 pacers from Sandhurst Joggers to help us around the course. We hope you enjoyed having the pacers around the course and they helped you achieve any goals you set for this mornings run. Thank you to Sandhurst Joggers for providing our pacers.
And then we're off … making our way around the two lap course … conditions weren't bad and even the mud seems to be disappearing a little despite last weeks rain. So how did you do? Well, we had 493 runners this morning and 74 PB's … for the statisticians amongst you … that's 15% of our runners running our course faster than ever before. After our 124th runner crossed the finished line this week we also have completed 250,000 kilometres at Rushmoor so a big thank you to all those who have contributed towards this.
Soon we will have more to celebrate at parkrun too … on the 3rd May 2014 we held the very first event at Rushmoor so in two weeks time we will be celebrating our 4th birthday. More information can be found at our facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/219008592011121/ We hope you will be able to join us....
Now for this weeks results.....
Event number 195
14th April 2018
This week 493 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 42 volunteers:
David BRESLIN • Lisa HALE • Richard BOESE • Royston CRANDLEY • Andrea HADFIELD • Patrick WADSWORTH • George GREEN • Jacqueline KENT • Stuart OVERHILL • Charlotte HOWARD • Marc HOWARD • Leon HICKS • Janet VENABLES • Jo WAKE • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Nicholas RADFORD • Charlie ST AUBYN • Elliot Matthew ALLIN • Heather RIGG • Stephanie RADFORD • Blanche BARNES • Paul NOTHARD • Sharon BURFIELD • Craig BOWLES • Sara VALE • Michelle WILSON • Louisa ENRIQUEZ • Nate JOHNSON • Mark RANOLA • Dave BARTLETT • Matt DWYER • Harvey YOUNG • Michael LEWIN • Lucy DEAN • Louise WILLIAMS • Charlotte HISCOCK • Oliver BENNETT • Matt BENNETT • Stuart FIELD • Samantha PARSONS • Adrian CREEK
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 7,628 participants have completed 50,369 parkruns covering a total distance of 251,845 km, including 9,203 new Personal Bests.