Another fantastic parkrun at Southwick saw Leo Harris Lola Harris and Stuart Sellars complete their 50th milestone run and Mike Chalmers who ran for the 100th time. Also running for the 100th time was Ian Booth who gallantly came to the aid of Southwick legend Gill Perry when she was tripped by a dog. Another week of amazing age grade scores saw Michael Hobbs achieve 81.73% and Michael Towler 79.63% and Rosemary Barber 79.08%. The Southwick Gong was very busy with 37 of the 246 people taking part achieving new personal best times. Avon Valley Runners were in the limelight this week with the first three to cross the line belonging to the Club. First to Cross the line with an amazing performance was Michael Towler who finished in 16.12 with Richard Ayling recording 17.34 to finish in second place. Southwick favorite Dominic Beddis was third across the line to finish in 17.41. Rosie Wild was the first lady to cross the line running a new PB to finish in 19.36 with Holly Parker second in 21.42. Stephanie Bremner was third lady to finish recording a New PB of 22.16.
We have a special parkrun on Saturday 23rd Dec - Christmas fancy dress last year we had 417 turn up (a record)
Southwick Country parkrun will not take place on Christmas Day but we will have a special New Years Day double.
9am start at Southwick with the option of flying over to Chippenham or Shepton Mallet for a double NYD parkrun as theirs will start at 10.30am.
We also have parkrun on Saturday 30th December as usual.
A reasonable Autumn day at Southwick saw 308 runners joggers and walkers and 28 volunteers take part in our 320th event. We were pleased to welcome visitors from places such as South Africa The Lake district Southampton and other places including a group from Stonar School who seemed to really enjoy themselves. An amazing number of 53 people obtained new personal best times so the Southwick Gong was very busy.Isabel Martindale after a long absents from Southwick headed the age grade scores with an amazing 84.11% with Rosemary Barber second recording 79.86% Howie Marson was third highest with 76.70%. Daniel Miles of Avon Valley Runners was first to cross the line with a new PB time of 17.26 also running a new PB was Simon Cardnell of Southville Running Club who finished in 17.29 to finish second. The third person to cross the line was unknown. First lady to cross the line was Katie Miles of Avon Valley Runners who finished in 20.48 with Club mate Pippa Brewer finishing second in 21.15. Third lady to finish was Lauren Penny of Frome Triathlon Club who recorded a time of 21.33. Congratulations goes to Gill Sullivan who produced a new PB to complete her milestone 50th parkrun.
It was another great occasion at Southwick this week with 262 people taking part 22 were appearing for the first time and an amazing 48 recorded new personal best times. With Frank Lamerton away in Belfast the Age Grades were left for others to step up to the mark with Chris Lockhart recording 80.69% Sue Jeddi 78.48% and Kevin Goddard 76.48%. Chris Goddard and his dog of Active Dog Cornwall was first across the line in his first visit to Southwick recording a time of 16.55. Second to cross was Daniel Miles of Avon Valley Runners who finished in 17.43 with Adam Bradburn third in 19.10. A very good run by Gabrielle Gray in her fisrt time at Southwick saw her First lady across the line finishing in 19.49. Second place went to Caroline Watson with a time of 22.40 with Gaby Thompson another first timer third in 22.41. Congratulations go to Pippa Tate on running her 100th parkrun and Timothy Donovan and Tim Cairns who completed their 50th. Congratulations also to the 25 volunteers who without them we could not run the Southwick parkrun.
Congratulations to our amazing age grade scorers this week with Steve Hale 81.41% Gary Eagle 81.35 and the ever improving Frank Lamerton 81.34. and our milestone parkrunners Emma Woodford who was taking part for the 100th time and Jackie Hall who was completing her 50th run. A big thank you to the 28 volunteers who made it possible for the 256 people to take part 30 of whom were first timers and 30 of them produced new personal best times with representatives of 25 Clubs taking part. First across the line was Southwick favorite Dominic Beddis of Avon Vallley Runners who was making his 152nd appearance and.finished in 17.30. Peter Merritt of Southampton AC was second to cross the line in 18.43 with Gary Eagle of Frome RC third in 19.13. First lady to finish was 1st timer Rachael Malthouse of Bere Alston Trekkers with a time of 20.06 with Steffi Colyer second in 21.24. Third place went to Anne Kelly of Langport Runners who finished in 22.22.