Light drizzle and much cooler conditions this week at Southwick saw 277 people taking part 40 of whom were there for the first time and amazing 48 obtained new personal best times. The new run/walker group continued on their journey helped this week by Ian Isaacs and his team of volunteers. The age grade scorers this week saw first lady Diana Dee record 82.68% and Chris Suter 80'56% Congratulations to Dominic Beddis of Avon Valleyt Runners who was first over the line for the 15th time in 148 appearances finishing in 17.17 a new personal best time for him and finishing with an age grade score of 77.82%. Alex Harris of Devizes Running Club also produced a new PB to record 17.44 to be second across the line. A fine performance by James Wright of Chippenham Harriers Youth saw him finish third with a time of 18.1 in his first appearance at Southwick. Diana Dee of Highworth RC was first lady to cross the line in 20.47 in her third appearance at the event. Second lady was Lauren Penny of Frome Triathlon Club who finished in 21.16 a new PB for her Third place went to Carly Hodgson of Avon Valley Runners who finished in 21.55
This weeks parkrun saw one of the unsung heroes of Southwick parkrun run for the 100th time. Huge congratulations to Phil Morris who comes along every week to help with the setup long before most of the others arrive and afterwards he can be seen helping to clear up, he is a huge Southwick favorite. With 252 people taking part numbers were down slightly on the previous weeks but still 36 new personal best times were recorded and 22 were running for the first time With members of the core team on holiday the 22 volunteers should be congratulated for enabling a smooth parkrun without any hitches. First to cross the line was Ryan Wheeler who finished in 18.03 with Robert Burn second in 19.08 Third runner home was unknown but a fine run by Kim Davey in her first run at Southwick was first lady to cross the line and forth to finish overall with a time of 20.44 Second lady to finish was Holly Parker who crossed the line in 21.29 with Kiersty Rose third in 21.32. Congratulations to Frank Lamerton who recorded a 79.85% age grade score with Rosemary Barber being the highest lady with a 77.29% score.
A nice summers day saw 336 runners take part in the 303rd Southwick parkrun. The Gong was rung plenty of times as 52 new personal best times were recorded with 47 first timers taking part. Congratulations go toi Martin Cortvreind and Steve Hale who both scored over 80% age grade scores. A huge well done goes to Southwick favorite Bob Faller who was running his 200th parkrun and attained his 25th volunteer milestone by running as a pacer. And we will also bang the gong for Frazer Warren and Elizabeth Morris who were running their 50th parkrun and Junior Harry Hall who ran for the the 10th time.. A fantastic run by Ed Knudson of Avon Valley Runners who was first to cross the line io 16.31. Second over the line was the ever popular Mike Rose of Avon Vallley Runners who finished in 17.30 with Josh Taylor of Team Bath AC third in 17.40. A fine run by run by Veryan Cranston who produced a new PB to be first lady across the line with a time of 21.48 with Caroline Watson also achieving a PB in second place with a time of 22.25. Third place went to Kristina Butterworth crossing the line in 23.02.
Funky leggings were the order of the day to celebrate the 300th parkrun at Southwick:and many of the 380 runners obliged to give a spectacular result. Thanks to the pacers organised by Pippa Brewer the amazing number of 93 runners achieved new personal best times. Continuing with fantastic statistics 28 different clubs were represented and 44 volunteers helped make the event happen. Milestone runs were made by Eleanore Coulthard and Anthony Taylor who ran for the 100th time Gary MacAlister 50 and the amazing Gretchen Tucker who was running for the 150th time many congratulations to all of them. Topping the age grade score was Brett Sadler who recorded 80.11 % with a fantastic run. First to cross the line was Daniel Shepherd who finished in 17.23 with Southwick favorite Dominic Beddis of Avon Valley Runners second in 18.05. The amazing Junior Tom Markey of Avon Valley Runners was third in 18.37 a new PB for him. Also running a new PB after 72 runs was junior James Welbourn of Team Bath AC who finished 4th in 18.42. Te first three ladies to cross the line all produced new PBs with Bethan Francis of Avon Valley Runners 1st in 20.33 with Dani Goodman 2nd in 21.25 and Veryan Cranston of Hot Chilli Triathlon Club 3rd in 22.08.
Despite the new parkrun starting just over the border in Somerset and many of our runners going to Shepton Mallet in support of their core team there were still 317 people at the Southwick starting line. There was an amazing 36 first timers with 75 new personal best times and 19 different clubs represented. Peter May Nial Thorne David Williams Jeanette Sims and Sara Robert ran their 50th milestone parkrun with Junior Isaac O'Connor running for the 10th milestone run.. An amazing run by Rich Ayling of Avon Valley Runners saw him first across the line in 16.21 this was his 11th first in 41 appearances. Glyn Fletcher of Les Croupiers RC finished second in his first appearance at Southwick with a time of 16.40 he also topped the Age Grade scores with 80.10%. Third place went to Ian McKee of Avon Valley Runners who recorded a time of 18.33. First lady to cross the line was Lucy Cork with a time of 21.21 in her first run at Southwick. Carly Hodgson of Avon Valley Runners finished second in 21.38 with Kiersty Rose of Calne RC third with a time of 22.08.