Rushmoor parkrun # 236 – 2 March 2019

This week at Rushmoor, (On the alternative course) we welcomed very very nearly 400 runners, or 399 to be exact.

As a timer this week I saw each and every runner come through the finish line twice (which doesn’t happen on the normal course). I also had the unique perspective of being one of the DofE Volunteers and thus being one of the youngest volunteers there. In contrast to my original fear that I wouldn’t get along with the group and that they would be quite closed off, I found that everyone was very welcoming, I made friends on my first week (almost 3 months ago now!) and am still making them with people I volunteer with each week. Everyone is very welcoming and make you feel involved no matter what job you do and I’m sure I will keep volunteering even after I finish my DofE. Waiting around beforehand, waiting whilst most of you guys run, afterwards in Tesco, you always feel welcome.

And of course, this run would be impossible without all our volunteers. Thanks to: Alexander FORTUNE  •  Alexander John RADFORD  •  Alison FORTUNE  •  Andrew FIRTH  •  Darpan SINGJALI MAGAR  •  Faye RANOLA  •  Grace MCLEOD  •  Heather MILLINGTON  •  Helen COLLETT  •  Huw WILLIAMS  •  James DUNCAN  •  Jo WAKE  •  Karen MORGAN  •  Kathryn RADFORD  •  Kenton JENNINGS  •  Linda RADFORD  •  Marc HOWARD  •  Mark DURSTON  •  Mark RANOLA  •  Murray CROTON  •  Nigel MARCHANT  •  Oliver MORGAN  •  Paul HURFORD  •  Paul NOTHARD  •  Phil BALLANTYNE  •  Samantha PARSONS  •  Steve LOW  •  Steve TYLER  •  Wayne ALTHAM. All of these people (and I’m on that list) made this run possible.

And now onto milestone runs this week. Well Done to Claire Foster for getting your 50th Parkrun this week. Also a big congratulations to Fiona Wilkie and James Ewing on getting your 100th Parkrun this week. Although not an official milestone, a still very impressive 200th Parkrun for Ian Jennings this week.

Also, an enormous congratulations to Marcus Irving, Daniel Quinlan, and James Wallace. They were the first 3 across the finish line and were racing each other pretty much to the end. Also, congratulations to Rachel Allen being the first woman across the line this week as well as it being her first time at Rushmoor Parkrun! Congratulations to all the other 395 runners this week, you all beat the people who were still in bed or lying on the sofa watching TV.

If you would like to get involved in volunteering then sign up to the Rushmoor volunteer email on your profile, the easiest way to find it is to click on your name on the results and then click on opt in to the volunteer email. You will get weekly emails from the Rushmoor email and are able to email back requesting to be in a certain role on a certain week. For more information visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rushmoor/volunteer/

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

The male record is held by Chris PARR who recorded a time of 15:22 on 14th October 2017 (event number 169).
The female record is held by Louise SMALL who recorded a time of 17:20 on 25th December 2018 (event number 226).
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 9,719 participants have completed 70,138 parkruns covering a total distance of 350,690 km, including 12,400 new Personal Bests. A total of 715 individuals have volunteered 5,262 times.