Wimpole Estate parkrun is cancelled on 23 June 2018: Wimpole History Weekend; key areas unusable

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 269 – 9th June 2018

This week 335 people ran, jogged and walked the course. It is always a pleasure to welcome new people to parkrun and we had 35 first timers, 10 of whom completed their first ever parkrun. It would be great to see many of you back next week. Our fastest first timer this week was Jon Byford who crossed the line in 20:14.
 
It was our celebration of the NHS's 70th Birthday. We had several NHS staff on our volunteers today and many more running - Thank you for the wonderful job you all do in keeping us well and fixing us when we're not!
 
We also had some pacers out this week and thank you to those who have emailed in to express their appreciation. Several wonderful achievements were noted and I can't mention them all, but Lucas Blackwell (jun 15-17) was delighted with his new PB of 19:29, taking almost a minute off his previous best time. (Paul apologies for coming in 30 seconds early!)
Graham paced 25 minutes and Richard Lione was one of those who recorded a new pb and the fastest time he'd run for a wee while; crossing in 24:16.
Around the 30 marker, James was full of stories of people who had been trying to break 30 minutes and managed it on Saturday - if that was you - very well done!
 
Our volunteer bingo winners this week were David Welch, Joe Tearle and Mike Brentnall - thank you to all of you for volunteering in the next few weeks.
 
Of course, if you missed out on a place in the bingo, there will be at least another 25 positions up for grabs that Fiona will be looking to fill this week. Please drop a line to wimpoleestateoffice@parkrun.com if you'd like to join in the fun. We are very grateful to the 35 volunteers who made the magic happen on Saturday.
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page, but our headlines were that Brian O' Connor led the pack home in 18:02, and our fastest female was Claire Kennedy who crossed in 21:04 (28th place overall). Our fastest male junior this week was Miles Blackwell (15-17) who finished in 18:56 (3rd place) and our fastest female junior was Emily Talbot who finished in 21:45 and was 36th overall. Congratulations to all of you on some fabulous running.
 
We had two significant runs this week which were completed by Umar Salam who ran his 50th and Matthew Chippington who completed his 10th. Congratulations to both of you, too.
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 9,571 participants have completed 67,966 parkruns covering a total distance of 339,830 km, including 11,116 new Personal Bests.
 
Until next week,
Debs
 

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 268 – 2nd June 2018

Many thanks to all of you lovely people who came out for a wee run around Wimpole this morning. It was also lovely to welcome along Alzheimer's UK, one of parkruns core sponsors to promote their running down dementia campaign. Please do get involved if you are able to - it's a fabulous charity doing tremendous and difficult work on a daily basis.
We had 371 of you out of the course and of those a huge 61 were first timers - 27 of whom completed their first ever parkrun. A huge well done if that was you!
We also had 27 people who recorded a new pb. With Alfie Pipe and Leah Monmont being the only 2 with over 50 runs gaining a pb - excellent running, both. Our third PB shout out goes to Maisie Rogers (mentioned below) for achieving the highest age grading of this week of 76%.
A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers - we could not do it without you. We also started volunteer Bingo this morning. 3 random positions selected ahead of the run to be invited to volunteer next week. 1 of those positions was a junior, 1 was a member of the core team who volunteers every week, but the final lucky winner was position 41 - Rob Withey. Rob, we'd love to hear from you if you are out there, but I must stress volunteering is always that; it is never compulsory for anyone.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page. However, the headlines were that Matthew Cottiss led the field home in 17:55. Our fastest female was actually a junior this week - Maisie Rogers (15-17), who had an excellent run and finished in 20:19, in 11th place overall. So our second fastest, or fastest adult female this week was Ellie Bates who crossed the line in 20:46, and 14th place overall. Our final position, fastest male junior was William Howling (15-17), who finished in 19:33, putting him in 8th place overall. Very well done to all.
Onto our significant runs and this week we had Alice Mary Clarkson who joined the 100 club. We also had Caroline and Neil Baker, David Hender, Gillian Lamont and Samuel Bream who all joined the 50 club! Well done for all your sustained efforts.
Next week will see our NHS 70th Birthday celebrations, so please do join us for that - with a chance to dress up for those of you that enjoy it.
The female record is held by Charlotte Tara MURPHY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 6th August 2016 (event number 182).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:45 on 15th July 2017 (event number 228).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary HOLMES who recorded 90.31% (28:22) on 6th September 2014 (event number 85).
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 9,536 participants have completed 67,631 parkruns covering a total distance of 338,155 km, including 11,052 new Personal Bests.
Until next week ...
Debs
 

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 267 – 26th May 2018

Run Report

It sounds as though it was a beautiful run on Saturday morning for 314 of you. We had 42 first timers (11 of whom completed their first ever parkrun) and 42 personal bests. However, in position 42 we had: Wayne McCulloch with a time of 22:54. Our fastest first timer this week was Ollie Stoten, who led the men home in 18:01! ( he seems to have been visiting from Bournemouth!)

 
Our pb shout outs this week go to 3 people for gaining a pb having completed more than 50 runs. These are:
Christian Wehrenfennig who finished in 19:45
Nick Watson who finished in 23:15
and Olivia Beresford who crossed the line in 33:45.
Our pb with the highest age grade this week was: Gail Brown
 
We were ably supported by 28 volunteers - THANK YOU! a new game of volunteer bingo will be coming your way soon - more details to follow. However, in position 28 we had Simon Pennington crossing the line in 21:59.
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page. However, the headlines were that Ollie Stoten (mentioned above) brought the field home and was the fastest male. Our fastest female this week was Gail Brown (also mentioned above) who was 29th overall and finished in 22:03. Our fastest male junior was William Harling (15-17) who was 8th overall and finished in 19:42. Our fastest female junior was Priya Maiti (15-17) who was in position 134 and finished in 26:44.
 
On to our significant runs this week and William Howling (mentioned above) joined the 100 club! Congratulations to him. We also had 2 juniors who joined the 10 club: Zac Jepps and Sophie Kerswell - Excellent running by all!
 
The female record is held by Charlotte Tara MURPHY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 6th August 2016 (event number 182).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:45 on 15th July 2017 (event number 228).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary HOLMES who recorded 90.31% (28:22) on 6th September 2014 (event number 85).
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 9,475 participants have completed 67,260 parkruns covering a total distance of 336,300 km, including 11,025 new Personal Bests.
 
Until next week ...
Debs
 

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 266 – 19th May 2018

Run report is back to me this week, so a mix of the new and the old on the way.
 
One of the cows in South park had lost a calf the night before this week's run and she was roaming around the course in South Park. This meant that we had to put a slight diversion in to ensure that we gave her enough space, which led to the course being slightly short - I think most came out as 4.9k. All we can say is that occasionally this will happen, as we are running on a rare breed farm. However, lots of you clocked up a PB with 128 of you smashing your previous best.
So our PB shout outs this week go to are going to everyone who gained a PB and has run more than 50 times - there are a lot of you!
Pippa Martin: 32:21: 108 runs
Larraine Howard-Jones: 31:31: 125 runs
Elizabeth Keam: 31:29: 65 runs
Jane Alton: 29:07: 81 runs
Elaine Molton: 26:54: 150 runs
Catherine NG: 25:32: 69 runs
Noah Bishop: 24:31: 106 runs
Jurgen Kaiser-Porter: 24:15: 98 runs
Annika Friberg: 23:55: 56 runs
Henrik Jonsson: 23:37: 52 runs
David James Woolf: 23:17: 223 runs
Philip Rule: 23:05: 115 runs
Mikey B: 22:34: 62 runs
Nicole Bonnet: 22:18: 132 runs
Keith Bygrave: 22:05: 130 runs
William Tunstall Pedoe: 21:50: 236 runs
Cliff Andrews: 21:48: 63 runs
Edward Colby: 21:33: 170 runs
William Howling: 19:00: 99 runs
William Winter: 18:55: 104 runs
Matthew Cottiss: 17:47: 54 runs
Well done all and apologies if I've missed anyone!
 
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers; we were helped by 33 people this week. Please do step up and join in with volunteering too.
 
Our headlines: The men were led home by Brian O'Connor in 17:33. Our fastest female this week was Emma Bailey who finished in 20:09 this week and was 14th overall. Our fastest male junior was William Howling (15-17) who crossed the line in 19:00 exactly with a PB and 7th place and our fastest female junior runner was Emily Talbot (11-14) who finished in 21:27 and was 29th overall.
 
Signficant runs this week were achieved by Carmel McEniery who completed 100 runs at Wimpole this weekend and Eleanor Kerswell who completed her 10th parkrun as a junior (and 53 junior park runs too!) Congratulations to all of our runners this week!
 
A few random positions:
We had 42 first timers and in 42nd place we had Francis Sanders.
128 people got a PB and in 128th place we had an unknown - #DFYB
We had 33 volunteers and in 33rd place we had Godfrey Tofts.
 
I know the call out has gone out for volunteers for next weekend. It is a bank holiday one so please do not be shy in coming forward if you are able to help. Tina would love to hear from you.
 
Until next week ...
 
Debs
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 9,433 participants have completed 66,945 parkruns covering a total distance of 334,725 km, including 10,983 new Personal Bests.
 

Wimpole Estate parkrun #265 – 12-05-2018

So we have a guest run report writer this week ... Thanks Kevin, we're glad your 50th different parkrun was with us! and huge congratulations to Michael! I'll hand over now ... Debs
 
I was looking forward to this parkrunday as it was going to be a special milestone run! My 302nd parkrun was going to be my 50th different parkrun course. In tourist terms, a "cow" (hence my cow socks and hat). Having not run at Wimpole Estate before I read the course description and noticed there was a hill...........more on that later!
We travelled to Cambridge on Friday afternoon and had a meal in our hotel, a 2 course meal deal which included a drink. One of our party didn't want one of the free drinks on the menu, quick as a flash I said "I'll have it", perhaps this was why I volunteered to push the buggy the following morning at parkrun
 
As we got to Wimpole, we put the buggy together, checked the wheels for air and headed to start. I missed the "3, 2, 1 Go" as I was trying to ensure the straps of the buggy were tight enough to ensure my 19 month old passenger couldn't climb out mid run. No need to worry though as after talking away to everyone running with us up until half way he then promptly fell asleep! Usually when I'm running with the buggy I like the courses to be flat and mostly tarmac, Wimpole Estate parkrun was neither – perhaps I should have turned down the free drink and let someone else push the buggy. As I made my way round the course we came to the hill, I thought it was going ok until I asked someone "is this the hill?" they said "no"!!! – "Wow" is all I can say. That is a monster of an incline, I staggered on with the buggy and was so happy to get to the top and have a bit of a rest with a slight downhill section
 
When I got to the end, 213th position I reflected on a stunning course, great views, loads of variety with ups and downs, bridges, the lake, the hall, cows and sheep – brilliant. In 50 different parkruns I have run on the sea front (Gorleston), in a field of 18 (Dolgellau), on a freezing cold rainy New Year's day (Aberystwyth), 5 laps of a common in London (Highbury Fields), next to a football ground (Fulham Palace), fell over in the mud (Daventry), felt ill on a rickety bridge over a lake (Kettering)............I could go on but I think I'm trying to say that all courses are different and each have their own memorable features however I'll remember Wimpole Estate for that hill!!
 
Thank you so much to all of the volunteers on the day who made it a great parkrun morning.
 
Volunteers
 
This week's heroes in yellow, thank you to -
 
David ABBOTT, Tom BEACH, Liz BISSET, Richard BOLM, N CARTWRIGHT, Colm CROWLEY, Peter DUTHIE, Jeremy DYER, Charlotte DYER, Tina FILBY, Sandra GAYLOR, Caroline HOLMES, James HOLMES, Bill MATTHEWS, Libby MITCHELL, Katrina NETHERCOTT, Colin NEWMAN, Christopher NORFOLK, Diane POTTER, Gareth THOMAS, Gareth THOMPSON, Kevin TOMKINSON, Scott WHITE, Debs WHITE, Naomi WRYCROFT
 
Celebrations this week
 
Congratulations to the following Wimpole parkrunners who entered one of the parkrun clubs at the event
 
250 club - Michael BRENTNALL – 87 at Wimpole, 139 at Cambridge, 4 at Bury St Edmunds, 2 at Huntingdon, Holkham, King's Lynn, Sheringham, Peterborough, Valentines and 1 at Woodhouse Moor, Druridge Bay, Bryn Bach, Workington, Durham, South Manchester, Colby and Brandon Country Park
 
100 club – Joy HENDERSON – 58 at Wimpole, 29 at Cambridge, 2 at Panshanger, 1 at Huntingdon, Hatfield Forest, Westmill, Haverhill, Blickling, Stevenage, Colchester Castle, Ellenbrook Fields, Victoria, Sheringham and Bury St Edmunds
 
Tim PORTER – 82 at Wimpole, 5 at Brandon Country Park, 3 at Bury St Edmunds, 2 at Sheringham, Westmill and 1 at Cambridge, Panshanger, Huntingdon, Stevenage, Thetford and Peterborough
 
5 stats from Wimpole Estate parkrun this week
 
This was event 265. In 265th position was Unknown! Don't forget your barcode next week
 
25 volunteers made the event possible this week. In 25th position was Paul PHILLIPS who completed his 225th parkrun in 21:25
 
61 new PB's this week. In 61st position was Wayne MCCULLOCH who completed his 24th parkrun in 23:29
 
The average run time for the event (overall) is 28:56. This week no one matched this time. 1st timer Michael GOODHART was the closest with 28:57
 
Position number of the week = 188 – Laura THOMPSON who completed her 153rd parkrun in 28:19
 
PB's
 
This week there was 61 personal bests recorded.
 
Here is a list of the parkrunners with over 50 runs who achieved a PB this week –
 
Gill PRINGLE - 34:06 - 126 parkruns
 
Richard MYCROFT - 24:19 - 64 parkruns
 
Tim STREET - 18:04 - 54 parkruns
 
Well done to all achieving a PB this week
 
First timers
 
49 first timers took part this week, for 25 of them this was their 1st parkrun.
 
Well done to all the 1st times, hope you enjoyed your parkrun and you will be back next week
 
Official Report
 
This week 370 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.
 
The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:
 
Tom BEACH • Diane POTTER • Katrina NETHERCOTT • Peter DUTHIE • Liz BISSET • Kevin TOMKINSON • Colm CROWLEY • Christopher NORFOLK • Gareth THOMAS • Gareth THOMPSON • Caroline HOLMES • James HOLMES • Charlotte DYER • Jeremy DYER • N CARTWRIGHT • Scott WHITE • Debs WHITE • Bill MATTHEWS • Richard BOLM • Libby MITCHELL • Tina FILBY • Colin NEWMAN • David ABBOTT • Sandra GAYLOR • Naomi WRYCROFT
 
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:45 on 15th July 2017 (event number 228).
The female record is held by Emma BAILEY who recorded a time of 17:39 on 10th March 2018 (event number 258).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary HOLMES who recorded 90.31% (28:22) on 6th September 2014 (event number 85).
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 9,391 participants have completed 66,534 parkruns covering a total distance of 332,670 km, including 10,855 new Personal Bests.
 
Did you know?
 
Wimpole now has 6146 registered parkrunners
 
#dfyb
 
Kevin
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