Rushmoor parkrun #165 – 16th September 2017

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 rushmoorhelpers@parkrun.com.

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: rushmooroffice@parkrun.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.

Rushmoor 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.

Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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.

 

Rushmoor parkrun report – Event #163 – 26th August 2017

When Chris and I met on the course first thing, we commented that it was a lovely day for a Parkrun and how conditions were fantastic for personal bests. We had 389 people complete the course, with 46 first timers and, *drumroll*, 72 new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

This was my first time as part of the core team and I must say that I already thought Parkrun was an awesome thing; now that I have had a look at the amazing support and resources that the Parkrun back office provides I am blown away! We all know the Rushmoor Parkrun core team are exceptional and I am delighted to be joining them.

Here is a list of our volunteers on Saturday:

Chris COWELL • Michael WALBERTON • Richard PARKE • Chris MCWILLIAM • Toby HOWARD • Joshila SHARMA • Nick SMITH • Jonathan TAYLOR • Jackie MAW • Tom BARTON • Deborah HEIGHES • Zoe BARTON • Sarah BRADBURY • Richard HOWARD • Wayne ALTHAM • Edward TAYLOR • Mark RANOLA • Jamie BARBER • Gayle GUNNER • James EWING • Eleanor BARTON • Nicky NORTON • Sarah BARBER • Kiera BARBER • Andrew GUDGE • Jane BOCUTT • Martin BOCUTT • Edward BARTON • Susan CHADWICK

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

Male placings:
Kurt TAYLOR (SM20-24) 17:14 - 9th time in 17 appearances.
Marcus IRVING (SM20-24) 17:21 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Oliver STEVENSON (VM35-39) 18:01 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Carolyne BAXTER (SW25-29) was first (11th overall) 18:55 - 11th time in 11 appearances.
Carina WILSHER (SW25-29) was second (38th overall) 21:38.
Amy COLLIER (JW15-17) was third (54th overall) 22:15.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ged RUFFLE (VM65-69) – 87.33% for the time 19:12 (13th overall).
Steve LOW (VM55-59) – 85.41% for the time 18:37 (8th overall).
Peter MANNION (VM55-59) – 82.23% for the time 18:51 (10th overall).

Deb

 

Run Report – Rushmoor parkrun #162 – 19 August 2017

This week Rushmoor parkrun welcomed 24 first timers, including Ben Hazeldene, our guest volunteer from the world of sailing.   Ben acted as Tail Walker, ably accompanied by Toby, one of the young people who volunteer at parkrun as part of their Duke of Edinburgh awards. It was great to welcome Ben to his first parkrun and we wish Ben well as he pursues his dreams and aspirations in the world of sailing.

369 of us set off in good running conditions and despite a chill wind blowing against us at the start, 64 of us achieved a PB, including me.  Like all runners, I’m always pleased when I see that PB in the box next to my name on the results page.

It wasn’t plain sailing for everyone today.  One of our first-time runners tripped and fell on the slope going down to the canal on their second lap and was attended by our first aid team.  Despite some cuts and bruises they showed real determination and crossed the finish line with a smile. So I’m hopeful that they’ll be back next week. A reminder to all to watch our footing on that canal stretch, particularly on the second lap when we’re likely to be tired and less sure in our footing.

I can’t finish a run report without thanking the volunteers who contribute their time and energy to making parkrun happen.  Their encouragement when I first started running helped to keep me coming back week by week.  It’s still one of the reasons I keep coming back.

I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday and in the meantime, enjoy your running.

Jackie

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

Male placings:
Marcus IRVING (SM20-24) of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, was first over the line in 17:33 - second time in 11 appearances.
Oliver STEVENSON (VM35-39) of Blackwater Valley Runners, was second over the line in 17:50 - was first to finish once before.
James WALLACE (VM35-39) of Hart Road Runners, was third over the line in 18:34 - has been first to finish on 9 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Rosie WILD (SW25-29) (Unattached) was first (9th overall) over the line in 19:22 - first appearance.
Charlotte HANSON (SW30-34) of Farnham Runners, was second (31st overall) over the line in 21:12 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions.
Julie BARCLAY (VW50-54) of Woking AC, was third (39th overall) over the line in 21:38.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ged RUFFLE (VM65-69) – 85.69% for the time 19:34 (12th overall).
Julie BARCLAY (VW50-54) – 81.51% for the time 21:38 (39th overall).
Ian WHITE (VM50-54) – 80.96% for the time 18:49 (4th 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 6,246 participants have completed 36,816 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,080 km, including 7,179 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report – Rushmoor parkrun #160 – 5th August 2017

The 160th Rushmoor parkrun had near perfect condition for the 589 participants that had travelled from as far as South Africa to run around the polo fields this morning. Many had come from our neighbouring parkrun, Frimley Lodge, because their run wasn’t on due to a music festival in the park. Back at Rushmoor there were a couple of puddles around, but that just made it more fun! Mo Farah’s brilliant 10k performance at the world championships may have had an influence on the amount of runners this week, as we had an amazing 124 first timers join us for the 5k and 93 people managed to achieve a new personal best. Well done to all of them! However this would not have been possible without the volunteers;

Greg ALLIN, Brian HOLDEN, Steve LOW, Roger SMITH, Malcolm Eric VAUGHAN, Chris MCWILLIAM, Charlotte HOWARD, Bethan HOWARD, Marc HOWARD, Toby HOWARD, Nick SMITH, Alexander John RADFORD, Linda RADFORD, Sarah BRADBURY, Simon COOPER, Kathryn RADFORD, Joseph PARKE, Paul HURFORD, Andrew STENNING, Karen AYRTON, Mark RANOLA, Nina SKINGLEY, Gayle GUNNER, Natasha KILCZEWSKI, Martin COHEN, Laura VIRTUE, Denise JONES, Emmeline KING-EVANS, Catherine KENNEDY, Rachel KENNEDY

– Thank you to all that make Rushmoor amazing!

We also had 8 milestone runs completed today, so there was a lot of cake to get through, luckily you can always count on hungry runners to eat it! Well done to all of the milestone runners;

-          Kevin MARTIN ran his 250th parkrun

-          Jan LOVELOCK ran her 100th parkrun

-          Tina Rose MARTIN ran her 100th parkrun

-          Charles WAGSTAFF ran his 50th parkrun

-          Fiona WILKIE ran her 50th parkrun

-          Robin MCCARTHY ran his 50th parkrun

-          Lydia ANDREWS ran her 50th parkrun

-          Charlotte HANSON ran her 50th parkrun

Male placings:

  1. Richard LOVEJOY (SM25-29) of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, was first over the line in 17:00 - third time in 11 appearances.
  2. James QUINLAN (SM25-29) of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, was second over the line in 17:12 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
  3. Marcus IRVING (SM20-24) of Aldershot, Farnham & District AC, was third over the line in 17:50 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:

  1. Karen LEWING (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (33rd overall) over the line in 20:05 - first appearance.
  2. Emma STEVENS (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (42nd overall) over the line in 20:34.
  3. Susan RODRIGUES (VW45-49) of Frimley Flyers, was third (46th overall) over the line in 20:48 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

  1. Austin SOANE (VM60-64) – 89.98% for the time 18:18 (5th overall).
  2. Penny ELLIOTT (VW70-74) – 89.37% for the time 26:39 (229th overall).
  3. Jon CROSS (VM55-59) – 84.57% for the time 18:48 (12th overall).

Next week will be a naked parkrun, that means no watches or technology (please don’t turn up without any clothes!). Our volunteers will be timing as usual, so you will still be getting your result.

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

Toby Howard

Important Note from Chris McWilliam and Alex Radford - Event Directors

Please listen to the run brief and follow any instructions given to you by the marshals. We had runners jumping into different queues for finish tokens this morning because 'other queues were quicker'. However, we were queuing people up in the correct order and using different queues to stop the finish funnel clogging up because of the large number of runners this morning. As we continue to grow this system will be operating more frequently. Changing to another queue means that you get an incorrect result and also mess up the results of everyone behind you. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

News item from our friends at Reading parkrun

Saturday 3rd September 9am at the Reading parkrun by the Thames - our third Creaky Joints parkrun gathering especially for the age 80+ category - also Junior Creaky Joints for the 75+ folk. All octogenarian parkrunners are invited to attend. 

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