Run Report #218 by Ian Jennings

Rushmoor run #218 and a nice bit of morning sunshine greeted us all on the polo fields. I arrived to see an exceptionally large group receiving the new runners briefing – welcome to the graduating Couch to 5k runners from Normandy Runners and Ave Turner’s group.  I hope you all enjoyed your run and hope to see you all on the start line next week.

 

A huge thank you to all of today’s 34 volunteers, and without them we would not have been able to enjoy our run or walk 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 extremely impressive 523 of us completed the two laps this morning, and course conditions were near perfect. An impressive 92 runners (18% of us) managed to run personal bests. Well done to all who ran this morning, and to those who went faster than ever before.

 

20 parkrun debutants and an amazing 40 parkrun tourists joined us at Rushmoor for the first time this week. Welcome, I hope you enjoyed your run and hopefully see you again soon.

 

Special run congratulations today for:

 

  • Jacob Melly on his junior 10th run (PB as well, nice one Jacob);
  • Lucy Copley, Chris Taylor and Becky Mason ran their 50th parkruns;
  • Jon Cross on his 100th iteration;
  • 150th is not an officially recognised run, but seems pretty special milestone to me, so big well done Joanna Newberry;

 

Wear those T-shirts with pride guys.

 

A little message from me – today I paced 28 minutes with Duke of Edinburgh volunteer Billy McLeod. Hopefully, a few runners were able to run a little faster with us two as targets to chase.  Next week, I plan to pace a 27 minute run, if anyone fancies joining me.

 

To finish, a little life affirming quote from that legendary basketball player, Michael Jordan: Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. And that’s exactly what we do every Saturday morning at 9am.

Back for more next week ......keep running!

 And now the stats:

Rushmoor parkrun
Event number 218
3rd November 2018

This week 522 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Dominic WAKE • Steve TYLER • Ian JENNINGS • Chris MCWILLIAM • Charlotte HOWARD • Amanda MORWOOD • Marc HOWARD • Toby HOWARD • Livi WAKE • Jo WAKE • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Alaistair RADFORD • Tom BARTON • Craig WARD • Isobel TAYLOR • Richard TAYLOR • Zoe BARTON • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Paul HURFORD • Tilly WAKE • Martin GREENWOOD • Murray CROTON • Rhian JONES • Estelle LEE • James EWING • Eleanor BARTON • Andrew CROW • James GREENWOOD • Edward BARTON • Judie KINKAID • William MCLEOD • Grace MCLEOD

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 8,915 participants have completed 61,664 parkruns covering a total distance of 308,320 km, including 11,299 new Personal Bests.

 

Rushmoor parkrun #217 – 27th October 2018

The first proper frost of the season greeted our 447 hardy runners who turned up at Rushmoor this morning; including some in Halloween dress!

There may have been clear blue skies for much of the time but runners felt the chilly breeze coming in as they headed out onto the main road towards the canal entrance both times round.

Our amazing volunteers kept smiling through the cold too as they fought to keep fingers warm scanning and sorting tokens!

Of the 447 runners who braved the temperature on Saturday morning, 46 were first timers to Rushmoor of which 19 were running their first ever parkrun - well done!

Two of our junior runners, Evelyn Melly and William Ward ran their 10th Parkrun at Rushmoor this morning.

The cold weather proved no barrier to an incredible 71 runners who achieved a new pb.

The first finisher was Kurt Taylor, setting a new pb of 16:22 and the first female was Megan Gildea in 20:28.

As always, a huge thanks to all our volunteers who made this morning’s run possible. If you would like to volunteer at future events, please email rushmoorhelpers@parkrun.com

By Zoe Barton 

This week 447 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 70 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Dominic WAKE • Ian JENNINGS • Ross CONNELL • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Tom BARTON • Deborah HEIGHES • Gareth BAKER • Isobel TAYLOR • Zoe BARTON • Caroline CROLLA • Paul HURFORD • Tilly WAKE • Andy WARD • Murray CROTON • Mark RANOLA • James EWING • Eleanor BARTON • Andrew CROW • Gaetan FIJAC • Edward BARTON • William MCLEOD • Debra MCLEOD • Grace MCLEOD

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 8,854 participants have completed 61,142 parkruns covering a total distance of 305,710 km, including 11,205 new Personal Bests.

 

Rushmoor parkrun #216 – 20th October 2018

Glorious autumnal weather welcomed our 410 runners on Saturday and the conditions were certainly perfect for the incredible 99 of you who achieved a new pb!

Amongst those celebrating a new pb were milestone 50 runners, Steve Smith and junior Evangeline Richards.

Other milestone 50 runners were junior Alexander Richards along with Phil Belcher, Jackie Horn and Adie Hinks. Another of our junior runners, Harvey Smith celebrated his milestone 100th Parkrun.

We had 33 first time Rushmoor Parkrun runners including 13 running their first ever of what will hopefully be many more Parkruns- well done all of you!

One of our first timers was also our first finisher, Andrew Wainwright in a time of 17:05 with Abigail Fudge our first female finisher in 19:58.

A huge thanks as always to all our fabulous volunteers who give up their time to put on the event each week. If you would like to help volunteer at future events, please email rushmoorhelpers@parkrun.com.

By Zoe Barton

 

Run Report – Rushmoor parkrun #214

Hello parkrunners!

First of all thank you to all the amazing volunteers who woke up early instead of sleeping comfortably in their homes to come and support the running of parkrun today!

Waking up this morning was no different to every Saturday. (Very early). Before leaving it was foggy and the ground was wet however I didn't want to have to drag a coat around with me for the whole 1 and a half hours. Annoyingly a "responsible mother" made me. (Which sucks). Anyways on arrival we could just about make out army people (they were hard to see in their camouflage!) and after parking and making our way to the field we saw tents where we normally would set up shop.

"Bill did you get an email about parkrun being cancelled?" (Ps very responsible mother)

"Not that I saw mum!"

"Errrrrrr well....."

"Don't worry, I see them over there!"

I was going to be a Marshal today. However, before the race started my mum and I were asked to direct runners to the new location which was a right turn from the car park not a left. For me this was awkward as it would sound a bit funny that there were army tents shut up in our usual spot but the location of the briefing wasn’t obvious! Also some people I told were turning left because they were going to use the traffic lights. So yeah one of those mornings!

Sadly this meant I missed the open briefing and I can't really tell you about our visitors from all over the globe and our milestone runners who have each individually run a large and impressive amount of runs at parkrun, but these have been added by the Rushmoor Core Team below.

Onto the run and groups of army people were leaving the field by crossing over a place where the runners would be running. (We also had the move the start line too). But we didn't have any problems with the army folk as we worked very well around each other.

After the run was over and our hands were numb from clapping, we quickly said our goodbyes and got home (where it was warm).

Despite the weather, the course wasn't too dangerous (except for the crazy dancing mum near me). The weather was cool and for running that can sometimes be a very good thing as you won't burn and boil in your own sweat (ew) Also, there was a lovely stash of conkers, which is every child's favourite toy. Luckily, no one was hurt on them (as far as I knew) and they acted as great ammunition for throwing at parents!

Overall, today was a great run despite the icy hands. The autumn trees were a sweet crispy brown and everyone was smiling. The course was in a fair condition and no one got hurt majorly.

Right. I'm off to play video games in my warm house!

See all of you next week!

Billy McLoed

For the record we welcomed visitors this week from as far afield as Newcastle and Durham as well as South Africa and even Dulwich! Remember, it’s a run not a race but the first person home in today’s run was James Wallace in a time of 17:40, followed by Marcus Irving and Lauren Hall who was the first female finisher in 18:31.

Finally, a note from all of us to once again thank Major Nyman, Capt Prakash and The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment for allowing this weeks run to take place at the same time as their event, and even supporting us on our way around the course.

And now the stats:

This week 443 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Dominic WAKE • Carl WEBB • Livi WAKE • Jo WAKE • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Tom BARTON • Sam RUFFLE • Deborah HEIGHES • Clem FEENEY • Craig WARD • Isobel TAYLOR • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Paul HURFORD • Tilly WAKE • Donna CHAPLIN • Louisa ENRIQUEZ • Casey Ann CAMP • Alex MARGILEWSKI • Shireen WALKER • Mark RANOLA • Ian CROLL • Elle GAME • Lucy TAYLOR • Henry CHAPLIN • James EWING • Andrew CROW • Catherine KENNEDY • Paul COWAN • William MCLEOD • Debra MCLEOD

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 8,744 participants have completed 59,923 parkruns covering a total distance of 299,615 km, including 10,981 new Personal Bests.

 

Rushmoor parkrun #213 – 29th Sept 2018

This week 410 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 103 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Steve LOW • Ian JENNINGS • Bryan PORTER • Laura LAWES • Charlotte HOWARD • Marc HOWARD • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Tom BARTON • Craig WARD • Isobel TAYLOR • Kathryn RADFORD • Paul NOTHARD • Tilly WAKE • Susanna MACDONALD • Donna CHAPLIN • Mark RANOLA • Jo LLOYD • Henry CHAPLIN • Eleanor BARTON • Andrew CROW • Charlotte HISCOCK • Nicky NORTON • Phil BUCKLEY • Tyler BUCKLEY • Edward BARTON • Kirstie BOUGH

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 8,704 participants have completed 59,480 parkruns covering a total distance of 297,400 km, including 10,932 new Personal Bests.