Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 274 – 21st July 2018

This week 334 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and of these 13 completed their first ever parkrun - it would be great to see you all back next week. 38 people achieved a new PB. Our PB shout out this week go to Stuart Dickson who has completed 105 parkruns and has just taken his time to 30:19. Just another 19 seconds to go to get that sub 30. Our second goes to Kate Westgate who has completed 75 parkruns and crossed the finish line in 24:04 and our final one this week goes to Lawrence Wragg who finished in 26:12 - excellent running all.
 
The event was made possible by 32 volunteers; thanks for making our event happen! Volunteer bingo winners this week were 71, 88 and 243 - one of those is unknown so please do remember your barcode.
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page. Our headlines were that Maka crossed the line in 18:06 - his first Wimpole win in a wee while (well run mate). Our first lady was Zoe Macdonald who finished in 19:21 and was 6th overall. Our fastest male junior was Miles Benyan (11-14) who finished in 20:03 and was 12th overall. Finally, our fastest female junior was Emily Talbot (11-14) who finished in 21:58 and was 34th overall - congratulations to all of you!
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 9,810 participants have completed 69,573 parkruns covering a total distance of 347,865 km, including 11,289 new Personal Bests.
Until next week ...
 
Debs and James
 

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 272 – 7th July 2018

Ok I've got 1 hour and 6 mins to write a run report and make dinner ... there's something on around 7pm and I'm not sure what .... whatever it is, it's coming home!
 
This week 279 people ran, jogged and walked the course. We had 42 first timers and out of these 14 were brand new to parkrun! We hope that if you were one of them that you felt encouraged to return - we'd love to see you running with us again next week. 22 recorded new Personal Bests despite the heat and our PB shout outs go to all of you who have completed more than 50 runs and got a pb last week, so they are: Danielle Crida, Benedicte Cochon, Carl Minter, Robert Crida and Siobhan Fay (it was obviously a good day for the Crida clan!)
 
The event was made possible by 34 volunteers; thanks to you all! Our volunteer bingo winners this week were 46, 102 and 138. Coralie Wheatley, if you are out there, we'd love to hear from you.
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page. However, our headlines were that Tom Beach led the pack home in a time of 18:28. Our fastest female runner was Sophie Maria Anderson, who also got a new pb and crossed the line in 20:43 and was 10th overall. Our fastest male junior this week was Gethin Rogers (11-14) who finished in 19:34 and was in 3rd place and our fastest female junior was Gabriella Baker (15 - 17) who finished in 26:03 with a new pb also. Congratulations to all of you - superb running.
 
Our significant runs this week were achieved by Peter Bennet who completed his 100th, and Ann Puntis who completed her 50th. Well done to both of you, and by the looks of this weeks results, we should have several more joining the hundred and fifty clubs next week.
 
We do occasionally get some feedback from our runners which brings smiles to our faces - this was one such message this week, which I thought I'd share with you all.
 
Morning Wimpole,
Just wanted to say a big thank you, we had a really wonderful parkrun experience at Wimpole on Saturday. You are very lucky to have such a beautiful course and a great team of volunteers. As an RD at Dulwich, I'm very glad I dont have to round up that many volunteers every week!
 
Thanks to everyone who made our magic happen this week.
 
35 minutes left to make dinner .... it's coming home!
 
Until Saturday, when if we do make the final, red and white kit is certainly encouraged!
 
Debs
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 9,712 participants have completed 68,923 parkruns covering a total distance of 344,615 km, including 11,218 new Personal Bests.
 

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 270 – 16th June 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us at Wimpole on Saturday morning. We had 357 people out on the course, 51 for the first time and out of those we had 31visitors, (including people from the USA and Australia) and 20 people completing their first ever parkrun - please do come back again and make it at least 2 runs if you were one of those.
 
We also had 47 people who achieved a PB on Saturday morning. Our shout outs this week are going to:
Frances Haines (15 - 17); it was lovely to see her back at Wimpole after a bit of an absence, and she crossed the line in 20:17 - with an age grade of 76% also making her our fastest female this week.
Our second goes to Pauline Knighton, who is new to Wimpole but not to parkrun and our third to David Bates, who ran his socks off on Saturday morning.
 
32 volunteers made the magic happen on Saturday morning - thank you to all of you. Our volunteer bingo winners were positions 3, 117 and 183. Ian Turner if you are out there, we'd love to hear from you!
Please do think about volunteering over the coming weeks - we are always looking for extra people to help.
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page, however, our headlines were that Brian O'Connor led the field home in 17:41(for the 41st time!) Our fastest female was Frances Haines (15 - 17) who finished in 13th place. Our fastest junior male was William Howling, who finished in 19:35 and came 6th overall. Our fastest adult female this week was Rachel Leah who finished in 21:01 and was 21st overall. Congratulations to all of our speedy folk!
 
A quick reminder that due to Wimpole History Festival we are cancelled next week. Please do join us again the following week!
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 9,622 participants have completed 68,323 parkruns covering a total distance of 341,615 km, including 11,163 new Personal Bests.
 
Until next week ....
 
Debs
 

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
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