Run report 20th Jan

Just a brief report this week. If anyone other than usual suspects fancies writing a run report please let us know. I am sure lots of our readers would welcome a fresh contribution.

Congratulations to Jake Brech who completed his 50th run and to Melanie Young from Ashton Court in Bristol who chose Upton Court for her 50th different parkrun venue.

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Special thanks to Lisa Euden, who carried out her 25th volunteering stint. We should all be very grateful that you volunteer so much. Your ratio of Volunteering Credits to Runs is second to none.

The eagle-eyed amongst you who finished from 23rd position onward will have noticed that the Results page has placed you one position higher than the finish token you were given. This happened because someone crossed the line having completed just one lap. The gentleman concerned realised his mistake and told me about it straight away. Thanks for being honest and I'm glad you haven't saddled yourself with an impossibly fast PB! A useful reminder for everyone that you should only go through the finish line and into the funnel if you have completed both laps of our course, and therefore run/jogged/walked a full 5km.

It was great to see three first timers, so welcome Megan, Charlotte and Sarveshwar. We hope to see you again very soon. It was also good to see quite a clutch of runners returning for their 2nd, 3rd and 4th runs. Hopefully it's becoming a habit. At the other end of the scale I notice that Dave Thomas has now got 434 runs under his belt. Very impressive!

APTOTW is shared this week by Abbu Abdullah and Moray Barclay who both clocked 22:22.

As usual we have a great set of photos courtesy of Iby. You can check these out here via the Photos tab or on our Facebook page. Here is a taster.
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And finally the stats

This week 106 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Ben BLAZQUEZ • David SANDERS • Anne MOGRABY • Jim HAYES • Sue HAYES • Louise FLISHER • James FLISHER • Dawn FUNNELL • Christine FOX • Lisa EUDEN • Ibraar HUSSAIN • Alyce EUDEN

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Rachel GIFFORD who recorded a time of 18:30 on 10th September 2016 (event number 195).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ged RUFFLE who recorded 86.87% (18:47) on 27th September 2014 (event number 93).

Keep running.

Jim.

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 4,029 participants have completed 22,294 parkruns covering a total distance of 111,470 km, including 3,541 new Personal Bests.

 

Run Report 13 January 2018

It was great to welcome more first time park runners - 5 in total this week!
Thank you to the volunteers, particularly Harry Jackson - Lowe, one of our juniors, who was very competent at giving out the finishing tokens.
Congratulations to all of you who got a PB, which in the cold muddy conditions was a great achievement.
We are pleased to see all the juniors at Upton Court and congratulations to Sambhav Neupane and Thomas Bartoletti for reaching the 10 milestone, and Sambhav also got a PB!

This week 145 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Alison BROWNHILL • Andrew OGIERMAN • Yvonne OLNEY • Tav BANSAL • Mark OLNEY • Derek BAKER • Michael Terence BALLARD • Matt SMITH • Simon DINSDALE • Sue HAYES • David RAYNOR • Harry JACKSON-LOWE • Lisa EUDEN

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Rachel GIFFORD who recorded a time of 18:30 on 10th September 2016 (event number 195).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ged RUFFLE who recorded 86.87% (18:47) on 27th September 2014 (event number 93).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 4,010 participants have completed 22,188 parkruns covering a total distance of 110,940 km, including 3,533 new Personal Bests.

See you all next Saturday

 

A New Year’s Resolution – Slip-sliding in the mud

UCp #236

06 January 2018

At the beginning of each year, I always like looking at the numbers of brand newbies who start parkrun each week, and whether or not they return. This week we had 10 run their first ever parkrun. And of the 8 who ran their first parkrun on New Year's Day, 3 returned for more mud (and camaraderie, coffee, tea, bacon rolls, encouragement etc!). So maybe we can continue to increase numbers again this year. Just keep up those New Year resolutions!

I know we always go on about needing volunteers. Some roles don't appear on the roster, but we like to credit anyone who volunteers on the day and does a job that can be acknowledged, whether it be setting up the event, clearing up after the event, processing the results etc. Mark OLNEY stepped in this week to sort out the finish tokens after they had been scanned. We usually have 2 people scanning barcodes, but it is difficult to scan at the same time as sorting the tokens, especially when it is busy. This is a role that can be done after you have finished a parkrun, so you can still run. We have added it to the roster to encourage more of you to have a go.

Remember that links to the Results, News, Volunteer Rosters, Photos etc can all be found on our webpage Upton Court parkrun Page

Same time, same place next Saturday

Michael

 

A REMINDER OF SOME IMPORTANT NOTICES

Position Tokens.  Please make sure that you always hand in your finish token after the run, even if you don’t want a time, or indeed have forgotten your personal barcode.

Children under 11.  Children under the age of 11 MUST be accompanied by an adult the WHOLE way around the course. We are able to (and will) remove results of anyone who ignores this rule.

Social Media.  Please interact with Upton Court parkrun on social media.  If you use Facebook and Twitter, please ‘Like’ us on Facebook (Upton Court parkrun) and ‘Follow’ us on Twitter (@uptoncrtparkrun).

Parking.  It’s good that many of you walk, run and cycle to the event.  There is very limited car parking space at Slough Rugby Club sometimes some double parking.  Please can you instead park at the main Upton Court Park car park on Upton Court Road – Satnav SL3 7LU.  There are loads of spaces there and it is only a short walk/jog from the start line.

Dogs.  Dogs (maximum 1 dog per runner) are welcome, but should be kept under firm control, on a short lead or a harness with a short lead, and extreme care taken to avoid tripping other runners. Dogs and their owners must start at the back of the field.

Barcodes.  Only printed barcodes, either on paper or on the plastic tokens/silicone wristbands will be accepted for scanning.  Digital barcodes (eg on a smartphone) will not be recorded.

 

Upton Court parkrun
Event number 263
6th January 2018

This week 137 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Dave THOMAS • Philip KEMP • Mark OLNEY • Gillian RICHARDS • Andrew SCOWCROFT • Claire BOYLES • Angela AINSWORTH • Ben BLAZQUEZ • Matt SMITH • Sue HAYES • Alison BOYLE • Christopher BOYLE • Lisa EUDEN

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Rachel GIFFORD who recorded a time of 18:30 on 10th September 2016 (event number 195).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ged RUFFLE who recorded 86.87% (18:47) on 27th September 2014 (event number 93).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 3,986 participants have completed 22,043 parkruns covering a total distance of 110,215 km, including 3,524 new Personal Bests.

 

Now that’s what I call a start to the New Year

Let me start by putting right my omission in the pre-run briefing and say a very big thank you to all the volunteers who made your Upton Court New Year's Day run possible. I am sure all 346 runners are most grateful.

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This was our biggest attendance smashing our previous record of 266 from New Year's Day 2016. To all our visitors who contributed to such large numbers, I hope you enjoyed your UCp experience either despite or maybe even because of the mud. Come back later in the year and conditions will be a lot more benevolent!

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In particular let me offer congratulations to Jayne Hamilton and Ian Roberts who were completed their 100th different parkrun. Many thanks to them as well for bring along a great cake.  It may  not have stretched 350 ways but it was most generous.

Regular readers will know about APTOTW (Aesthetically Pleasing Time Of The Week). The first winner of 2018 goes to Upton Court regular Rob Albery who ran - yes you guessed it - 20:18.

Upton Court parkrun Event number 262: 1st January 2018
This week 346 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 152 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 51 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by our volunteers:

Bryony TRAFFORD-SMITH • Stuart WILLIAMS • Jonathan DAVIES • Laura WILLIAMS • Michelle JENKINS • Terry JENKINS • Stephanie Louise MUZZALL • Susie LOWE • Joe ATHERDEN • Caroline LOWE • Amie BROWNE • Jim HAYES • James BENNETT • Louise CROFTS • David RAYNOR • Lisa EUDEN

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Rachel GIFFORD who recorded a time of 18:30 on 10th September 2016 (event number 195).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ged RUFFLE who recorded 86.87% (18:47) on 27th September 2014 (event number 93).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 3,956 participants have completed 21,906 parkruns covering a total distance of 109,530 km, including 3,517 new Personal Bests.

Keep running

Jim

 

We Wish You A Merry Christmas….!

UCp #260  23rd December 2017

Not a bad turnout on what is a busy shopping/travelling day just before Christmas. But Bryony TRAFFORD-SMITH, running her 300th parkrun, made sure she brought along many a Datchet Dasher reveller to help her celebrate the occasion. Congratulations.

Well done to everyone who managed to get around the course in something Chistmas-related. There were a variety of colourful tops and hats on show, and a few antlers.

Thank you very much to the volunteers, without whom parkrun is not possible.

Andrew SCOWCROFT  •  Askar ANSARI  •  Chris BRADFIELD  •  Christine FOX  •  James FLISHER  •  Lisa EUDEN  •  Louise FLISHER  •  Matt SMITH  •  Michael Terence BALLARD  •  Mo ARIF  •  Rajinder SOHAL  •  Tim ALLISON

This week's award for APTOTW goes to Philip Morris JONES, who obviously can't wait for this year to be over, and who ran 20:18 -  a week early.

We will not be running on Christmas Day. However, the parkrun Christmas Compendium ( http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/ ) shows you the parkruns that will be on and their start times. The closest ones to here are Maidenhead, Homewood and Northala Fields.

Have a wonderful Christmas. We are back next Saturday (30th December).

Michael

 

Upton Court parkrun
Event number 260
23rd December 2017

This week 130 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Rachel GIFFORD who recorded a time of 18:30 on 10th September 2016 (event number 195).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ged RUFFLE who recorded 86.87% (18:47) on 27th September 2014 (event number 93).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 3,798 participants have completed 21,466 parkruns covering a total distance of 107,330 km, including 3,487 new Personal Bests.

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