Run Report: Event 246 Saturday 18th November

Run report for Saturday 18th Nov
 
Thank you to all of our lovely volunteers and runners who made our parkrun it's usual success. It was also great to have so many of you stay to test our potential new winter course, which was a big success; we just have to work out exactly where to start and end it - so an official measure with a wheel is now needed.
 
You may have noticed we trailed using a phone scanning device this week for the first time. It worked very well for the core team, and will hopefully save time in the future, but parkrun policy remains firmly unchanged; we can only scan a printed barcode and not one from a screen - please do continue to respect our position on this.
 
However, last week 386 of you ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers. (We'd love to see you back next week - and bring a friend!)
It was a beautiful autumnal morning, and the ground was pretty good underfoot, leading to 48 PBs; nearly 1 in 8 of us! If you were in that lucky group - well done!
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page, but the headlines were Brain O' Connor crossing the line in first place with 18:07 and all of the first 5 places going to Royston Runners - a very impressive effort, leaving C and C with a little bit of work to do! Our first female this week was Carla Brown (of C and C fame) who crossed the line in 20:04. Our fastest junior this week was William Howling who finished in a time of 19:47.
 
We had several people hit milestone runs this week too, with Melanie Fleming reaching her 100th run and Adele Steele reaching her 50th. We also had 3 of our juniors who reached their 10th run. They were Isabel Fleming, Elena Davies and Ray Brooks - hopefully you all had your fill of cake and chocolate in the cafe!
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 8,836 participants have completed 60,810 parkruns covering a total distance of 304,050 km, including 10,169 new Personal Bests.
 

Run report for Saturday 11th November

Run Report for 11th November

We had a parkrun with a bit of a difference this week; no finish tokens made for some interesting and impromptu place recordings - apologies to all of you that we covered in sharpie ink, I'm reliably informed it will wash off eventually!

We also had some stunning pictures of our run taken this week - the autumn colours and the beauty of the estate come across so clearly; if you haven't yet looked through them all, then grab yourself a cup of tea, a choccy bicky or 2 and put your feet up for half an hour - you're in for a treat!

However, this week 338 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. The event was made possible by 37 people, who gave up their run so that you could complete yours. If you haven't volunteered yet please step up to help out; I promise there are people far busier than you who already do so on a regular basis. Go on ... be a giver, no-one really likes a taker!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page. However, Brian O' Connor was our first runner over the line in 18:17. Lindsay Porter was our first lady in a time of 21:31 and Miles Blackwell was our first junior, completing his 5k in 19:37. Congratulations to all!
We also had some significant runs this week with Phil Whitbread completing his 100th run and I completed my 100th Volunteer.

Thanks also to all of you who supported the National Trust with their Christmas Fayre.

Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 8,804 participants have completed 60,424 parkruns covering a total distance of 302,120 km, including 10,121 new Personal Bests.

Until next week ...

Debs

p.s and to all of us RD - #DFTB

 

Run Report for Sat 4th Nov 2017

It was a very wet parkrun at Wimpole and a huge thank you has to go out to our 35 volunteers who stood in the rain and the cold for over an hour so that 271 of us could complete our 5K - thank you to all of you!
 
A huge welcome to our 38 first timers as well; it would be wonderful to see many of you back next week - enjoying the beauty of Wimpole Estate, which we are so lucky to have on our doorstep.
 
The full results from Saturday and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page but congratulations go to Brian O'Connor who was first over the line in 17:44 and also to Carla Brown who was first lady in 20:37. Harry Hiscock was our fastest junior runner this week with a PB of 22:51 - I'm sure that deserved a hot chocolate and cake in the cafe afterwards.
 
A special mention this week also has to go to Emily Hart who completed her 50th volunteer this week and brought along lots of cake. A years' worth of volunteering on a Saturday morning has to have a big shout out, so THANK YOU!
 
The core team also had a bit of a get together on Friday evening, so several of us were just slightly off our best running form on Saturday morning! We are always looking for new members, so if you are interested please do catch either Colm or I one weekend and we will happily let you know ways to become involved.
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 8,754 participants have completed 60,086 parkruns covering a total distance of 300,430 km, including 10,094 new Personal Bests - you're all amazing!
 
Debs
 

Run report for 30th September

Run Report for 30th September at Wimpole parkrun!
 
It was a glorious morning at Wimpole today and thoroughly enjoyable to watch so many people encouraging each other around the course and over the finish line.
 
It was Harry's first time in the announcement seat today and he'll be your RD on the 14th and 21st of October. We're always very keen to have new members on the core team, so if you're at all tempted, please give us a shout; we'd love to bribe you with tea and cake!
 
Anyway, onto the results. There were 348 of you who ran, jogged and walked the course. 33 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. It would be great to see those first timers back next week too.
 
The event was made possible by 33 volunteers - folk who either got out of bed earlier, or gave up their run to make yours happen. Please think about giving back to your community - it does make you feel more a part of it too.
 
We did have a Hen Party dancing their way around our wonderful course this morning - every best wish for your wedding Jo.
 
Several people were celebrating mile stone runs this morning. Andrew Thorne completed his 100 and a whole load of you reached 50! Congratulations to Rachel Bream, Charlotte Dyer, Layla Fitzwilliam-Hall, Michael Masters and Daniel Davey!
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page but the highlights for the men were: Brian O'CONNOR (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:23 - 22nd time in 45 appearances.
Joseph CHRISTOPHER (SM25-29) of Cambridge University Hare and Hounds, was second over the line in 18:51.
Ben VEITCH (VM35-39) of Cambridge Triathlon Club, was third over the line in 19:06 - was first to finish once before.
 
Moving onto our ladies: Lauren DAVISON (SW30-34) of Royston Runners, was first (30th overall) over the line in 21:29 - 6th time in 43 appearances.
Carla BROWN (SW30-34) of Cambridge and Coleridge AC, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 21:50 - has been first to finish on 23 previous occasions.
Becky WRIGHT (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (34th overall) over the line in 22:00.
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 8,522 participants have completed 58,214 parkruns covering a total distance of 291,070 km, including 9,800 new Personal Bests.
 
See you all next week to try to make that 9,801!
 
Thanks for running with us.
Debs
 

Run Report for Saturday 9th September

Run Report for Saturday 9th September.
 
This week 369 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.
 
The event was made possible by 36 volunteers; to whom we are very grateful.
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page but here are the headlines:
 
Male placings:
Wayne BELL (VM35-39) of Newham & Essex Beagles AC, was first over the line in 18:18 - third time in 3 appearances.
Nick VENNER (SM30-34) of Cambridge Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 18:39.
Brian O'CONNOR (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:43 - has been first to finish on 19 previous occasions.
 
Female placings:
Jo IGOE (VW40-44) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 20:05 - first appearance.
Carla BROWN (SW30-34) of Cambridge and Coleridge AC, was second (16th overall) over the line in 20:45 - has been first to finish on 23 previous occasions.
Lauren BRADSHAW (SW30-34) of Cambridge Triathlon Club, was third (29th overall) over the line in 21:54 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
 
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jo IGOE (VW40-44) – 77.76% for the time 20:05 (11th overall).
Wayne BELL (VM35-39) – 74.04% for the time 18:18 (first overall).
Sue WOODS (VW60-64) – 73.87% for the time 25:54 (118th overall).
 
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).
 
We had several people who completed a milestone run on Saturday. These were:
Costa Panayi and Alex Downie who both completed their 100. Lorraine Bennetts who completed her 50 and Harry Bennetts who completed his 10th! Congratulations to all of you!
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 8,402 participants have completed 57,164 parkruns covering a total distance of 285,820 km, including 9,675 new Personal Bests.
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