The wild winter weather returned to Southwick this week with cold winds and snow flurries but this did not deter the brave people who completed the course in their pyjamas which was the theme for the day.. With 225 runners walkers and joggers taking part which included 22 first timers and 21 new personal best times to keep the Southwick gong booming. A special mention for the 25 volunteers who braved the conditions to allow the event to happen. Congratulations to the milestone runners this week which included Jane Short who completed her 100th parkrun and Mark Bayley Christopher Hackett Ashley Toye Spencer Lancaster and Rachael Cadby who all completed 50 runs. Michael Towler was first across the line with an outstanding run to finish in 16.36 second was John Howorth who came home in 17.46. Third to cross was Jim Kay who ran amazing run to finish in 17.51 a new PB for him. First lady to cross the line was Bethan Francis who completed the course in 20.19 with Clare Wood who recorded 21.38 to finish second. Third place went to Hannah Neale who finished in 22.10.
Unfortunately due to severe weather conditions we are left with no option but to cancel our parkrun tomorrow.
This is only the second time in our 6 year history we have had to cancel.
Please stay at home and stay safe.
All the best form your team at Southwick Country parkrun.
We look forward to seeing you next Saturday!
Southwick Country parkrun Event Director
When Paul Hibberd crossed the line this week he became the 60000 person to take part at Southwick, congratulations to him and everyone else who contributed to this achievement. The bleak conditions did not deter the 242 people who ran walked and Jogged with 25 of them participating for the first time and 34 obtaining new personal best times. Laura Gregson took part for the 100th time and Sally Somers for the 50th time congratulations to both of them. We all thank the 31 volunteers who enabled this event to happen and hope that this trend continues in the future. Team Bath sent a strong contingent and Eliot Ball running at Southwick for the first time was first across the line in 16.39. James Donald ran a new PB to finish just a few seconds behind in 16.56 an unknown runner was third. Tim Hall taking part for the first time finished in fourth place in 18.46. Anna Kenny a visitor from Langport produced a new PB to be the first lady across the line with a time of 22.07 Celebrating her 50th run in style finishing in 2nd place was Sally Somers who recorded a time of 23.01. Third place went to Lottie Brown with a new PB and a time of 23.06.
Another wet winters day greeted the 244 participants and 30 volunteers who attended this week, brave people indeed. None so brave though as Helen Essery and Chris Roxburgh who demonstrated the Difib before the event. By the time Chris laid on the tarpaulin and his chest was bared it was already very cold and wet. We all thank them very much for this demo as it is very useful knowledge that they are impartimg Congratulations go to Milestone runners Anita Bradburn (200) Toni and Gerry Clark (100) and Robert Sales (100) Before the start Janet Laye was announced as parkrunner of the month for January a huge well done to her. Congratulations also to the 33 participants who achieved new personal best times. Ricky Montacute was first to cross the line in 17.10 with Chris Roxburgh finishing second in 18.18 Cerys Powell was first lady to cross in a time of 21.16 with Clare Wood a few seconds behind in second place recording 21.30 a new PB for her. Third lady was Sally Somers who finished in 23.00.
Despite the cold and wet winter weather 266 people ran walked or jogged the Southwick parkrun Visitors again came from far and wide including South Wales London and Essex There were 27 first timers and 35 new personal best times among the participants and 25 different clubs had members taking part. Daniel Hyde completed his 50th run so big congratulations to him The lady taking signatures against car parking charges at Southwick Country Park posted that she was very pleased with the response from parkrunners we all wish them good luck for a successful result on this. Nial Thorne equalled his PB to be first across the line in 17.45. with an unknown runner in second place. Adam Bradburn was 3rd acoss the line in 19.30 with Toby Ireland fourth in 19.40 a new PB for him. Lydia Louw was first lady across the line finishing in 20.49 with Anita Mellodew second in 20.56. A fine run by Vicky Cooper saw her run a new PB to finish in third place with a time of 21.39. It was good to see so many young runners amongst the top finishers this week. A big thank you to the 35 volunteers who enabled the event to take place and for enduring the wet and cold weather.