Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 293 – 1st December 2018

Well, it wasn't quite as wet as we expected on Saturday, and after a damp start, it actually ended up reasonably dry. Thanks to everyone who bought something along for our food bank appeal. We are collecting again next week and would love to increase our donation pile considerably, so please do bring along whatever you can and brighten someone else's Christmas.
 
We had an issue with the data from one of our scanners this weekend, and many of you have emailed to let us know many of our missing results. If you haven't had a result you were expecting, please do contact us (wimpoleestateoffice@parkrun.com) and we'll add you in.
 
290 people joined us on the weekend, and out of those 43 were first timers to Wimpole and 14 of those completed their first ever parkrun.
 
We had several significant runs. Louise Campbell and Abi Edwards both completed their 100th runs and there was fabulous cake and homemade dog biscuits! (Thank you!)
Frances Stanton, Emily Smith and Emma Bailey all completed their 50th runs - with Emma doing hers in particularly good style and crossing the line in first place! We also had Connie Goodwin who completed her 10th. Congratulations to all of you!
 
We were; as ever; very thankful to all of our volunteers - we do need at least 30 people a week, which is about 10% of our runners - so for our runners we hope that people could commit to helping every 1 in 10 runs. Nicki would love to hear from you this week.
 
On to our headlines, and I've already mentioned our fastest runner this week, who was Emma Bailey, who crossed the line in 18:32. Our fastest male this week was Paul Makowski (aka Maka) who crossed the line in second place in a time of 18:45. Our fastest male junior was Ciaran Burke (11-14) who finished in 20:35 and 8th place overall. Our fastest female junior was Emily Talbot, who was also our second female and crossed the line in 22:30.
 
Until next week ...
 
Debs and James
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 10,518 participants have completed 75,708 parkruns covering a total distance of 378,540 km, including 12,202 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,055 individuals have volunteered 8,055 times.
 

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 290 – 10th November 2018

It was a wonderful morning for a run! The sun was shining, the colours were simply beautiful and the rain held off until well into the afternoon. We had 328 folk at Wimpole with 16 of those being first timers - and 5 of those being brand new to parkrun. We also had 37 PBs - with 7 of those earned by people who have run over 50 parkruns. Congratulations to all of our PB runners, with shout outs to those 7; namely: Nick Green (183), William Law (104), Fiona Richardson (101), Clare Regale-Day (79), Dan Haverly (77), Diane Haverly (76) (both visitors from Crosby!) and Ian Stemp.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers and we thank you all! Please do offer to help; it was hard to fill the roster for Saturday's run, which makes the week more stressful than necessary for all of our volunteer co-ordinators.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page. Our headlines were that Lee Pretlove crossed over the line in first place for the 20th time in 17:52. Our fastest female was Matilda Taylor (who was also our fastest female junior this week 15-17). She finished in 13th place with a time of 20:55. Our fastest male junior was Daniel Davey (15-17) who finished in 18th place in a time of 21:18. The young ladies certainly out ran the rest of the female field this week with our top 2 females being juniors and Lauren Davison being the fastest adult female this week.

We didn't have many significant runs this week, we did have Rob Smith who completed his 50th and Emma Sarginson who completed her 10th.

Until next week ...

Debs and James

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 10,419 participants have completed 74,774 parkruns covering a total distance of 373,870 km, including 12,094 new Personal Bests.

 

New Year’s Day

Just a note to say that we will not be hosting a parkrun on 1st January as the Estate is not open. Other local parkruns are though, so please do check the parkrun main website for a list of who is and is not hosting one and their start times. This is the only day of the year when you are allowed to get 2!

(Go on; you know you want to!)

 

Christmas Day

Just to let everyone know that as the Estate is not open on Christmas Day, we will not be hosting a parkrun on the 25th December. Our Christmas parkrun celebration (dressing up definitely welcome!) will be on 22nd Dec.

 

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 289 – 3rd November 2018

Woo Hoo we had a fabulous parkrun on Saturday morning. The Estate was looking simply gorgeous, all the cattle behaved beautifully and the 378 runners did too! It's lovely to see our numbers creeping back up at the moment and to know that over the last 2 weekends over 2500 people have completed a parkrun in Cambridgeshire; we are very proud to be a part of that!
 
We had 34 first timers this week, with 12 people completing their first ever parkrun. We hope you'll be back next week!
40 PBs this week and Stephen Douglas gets a huge shout out as it was his 199th run! Finley Hiscock, Sally Whittaker and Nicola Sunderland get our other shout outs for getting a PB after completing at least 50 parkruns.
 
The event was made possible by 27 volunteers - take a bow if that was you.
 
Brian JUDKINS • Katrina NETHERCOTT • Iain STEMP • Jane Zilpha REED • Liesbeth BLOM • Christopher NORFOLK • Greta CHAMBERLAIN • Mike WETTON • Charlotte CHRISTOPHERSON • Beth HART • John Christopher LEE • Charlotte DYER • Jeremy DYER • Scott WHITE • Debs WHITE • Antony WRIGHT • Bill MATTHEWS • Clarke MIDGLEY • Emma MIDGLEY • Lucy DRIVER • Kevin FOSKETT • Josephine WEDDEPOHL • Mike BISHOP • Rachael BISHOP • Tina FILBY • Ann PUNTIS • Paul TRIVETT
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page. However, our headlines this week were that Brian O' Connor returned from a little flurry at Coldham's Common to reclaim first place, crossing the line in 17:42. Our fastest female was Nicola Sunderland, with a PB and a time of 23:02. Our fastest male junior was Gethin Rogers (11-14) who just snuck in sub 20 and our fastest female junior was Eleanor Kerswell (11-14). Congratulations to all.
 
We had quite a few significant runs this week, including Iain Rogers who clocked up 250 and will now be the proud owner of a green shirt. Hilary Duncan and Fiona Richardson both completed their 100th and Ben Warwick earned his 10th shirt.
 
If you're a long way off a new shirt, worry not. parkrun have a new brand of clothing out, called CONTRA. It's a separate company but all of the profits go to parkrun, in an attempt to generate an income stream for parkrun to ensure its future. They have all sizes available - do have a quick browse.
 
Until next week ...
 
Happy parkrunning,
 
Debs and James
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 10,403 participants have completed 74,446 parkruns covering a total distance of 372,230 km, including 12,057 new Personal Bests.
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