Event 32 – 10th November 2018

Here is RD Fraser's run report for this week:

With all the rain in the preceding week, the course was always going to be a little muddy this week. In the end we were lucky - the clouds parted, giving us very pleasant conditions for today's parkrun. Deer Park road was alive with the sound of extra cowbells :)

Congratulations to the 252 people who ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 39 were
first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19
different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Toby CLARKE • Fraser HOWARD • Sally HOWARD • Lyn HOPKINS • Michael LEWIS
• Sarah WHATMAN • Tamsyn WYMER • James FIELD • Matthew LOCK • Punam
OWENS • Callum HODNETT • Martin CRABB • Gill SHERWOOD • Martha SHERWOOD
• Lewis OWENS • Jacqueline HATHAWAY • Kate PRINSEP • Liam WALSH • Barney
HIGGINS • Niamh SUTTON • Julia LAWLEY • John HONOUR • Richard SILLS •
Cameron MACKENZIE • Owen EDWARDS • Christopher WALTON • Ally JONES •
Edie HERBERT • Kiran RAM • George BUGLER • Alexandra COSTACHE • Aslana
COOK

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

The female record is held by Emily HUTCHINSON who recorded a time of
19:37 on 21st July 2018 (event number 16).
The male record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded a time of 17:04 on
8th September 2018 (event number 23).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded 81.15%
(17:04) on 8th September 2018 (event number 23).

Witney parkrun started on 10th March 2018. Since then 2,362 participants
have completed 7,078 parkruns covering a total distance of 35,390 km,
including 1,952 new Personal Bests.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend - handing over to Punam who will be our RD for the next couple of weeks

#loveparkrun

cheers,
Fraser

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Event #31 – 3rd November 2018

This weeks run report, thank you to RD Dan:

It's unbelievable!

I can't believe we've not even been parkrunning in Witney for 8 months yet.

I can't believe the numbers of people who are turning up each week.

I can't believe the sense of community you have all helped to create.

And I can't believe how emotional it still makes me feel to see hundreds of (mostly) smiling faces heading off round our course.

Being Run Director is a responsibility -making sure everything is set and safe to allow everyone to enjoy their Saturday morning - but it's also a great honour, as you get to speak to people and hear their stories, achievements and feedback.

A few highlights for me from this week:

A little girl whose proud mum told me she'd run the whole thing for the first time - it was only her 6th parkrun.

Kevin celebrating his birthday by handing out sweets to all the volunteers.

A lady who came to tell me afterwards that she's visited 15 different parkruns and Witney was by far the most organised.

The number of people who fedback to say how great our volunteers are with their cheering, cow bells, pom poms and Jacqueline's new addition: her "Cheer If You Love parkrun" sign.

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A lovely couple who walk/ran their first ever parkrun and had such a nice time they're already thinking about volunteering.

A family who came along to just do part of the course to allow their little girls to be involved - definitely a couple of parkrunners in the making.

I'm looking forward to running the course a couple of times before my next stint as RD in December.

Thank you to all of you for making Witney parkrun a fantastic community asset and making it so much fun to be a part of.

I'll leave you in Fraser's capable hands next week.

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Event #30 – 27th October 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 30th outing at Witney parkrun. This weekend saw the departure of the warmer weather and the return of more autumnal conditions, so it was heartening to see so many of you joining us despite the chilly temperatures!

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I'd like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who responded to our call for help earlier in the week. This event is wholly dependent on the support of the volunteering community and it's great to have so many enthusiastic volunteers willing to get involved and help us put on this free community event every week!

This week 275 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 36 volunteers: Ian FOWLER • Mark TAYLOR • Sarah WHATMAN • Tamsyn WYMER • Nick SMITH • James HUMPHREYS • Rachel STANLEY-EVANS • Florence STANLEY-EVANS • Simon RHODES • Louise RHODES • Tom STANDARD • John ABRAMS • Lee VANSTONE • Michele HUSTLER • Punam OWENS • Martin CRABB • Gill SHERWOOD • Lily SHERWOOD • Martha SHERWOOD • Lisa ROLEFSON • Karen LILL • Jacqueline HATHAWAY • Chris GARDENER • Tamsyn FORSYTH • Dave HIGGINS • Barney HIGGINS • Nicola MANSELL • Julia LAWLEY • John HONOUR • Jennifer LEWIS • Becky MACKENZIE • Peter ROSE • Ruth TROUT • Ally JONES • Thomasina SMITH • Bev TAYLOR

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Witney parkrun Results Page. The female record is held by Emily HUTCHINSON who recorded a time of 19:37 on 21st July 2018 (event number 16). The male record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded a time of 17:04 on 8th September 2018 (event number 23). The Age Grade course record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded 81.15% (17:04) on 8th September 2018 (event number 23). Witney parkrun started on 10th March 2018.

Since then 2,262 participants have completed 6,550 parkruns covering a total distance of 32,750 km, including 1,830 new Personal Bests. Tom IMG_20181027_085845554

 

Event #29 – 20th October 2018

We hope you have enjoyed what has been a gloriously sunny weekend.
Here is this weeks run report:

Congratulations to everyone who ran in our 29th Witney parkrun. A bit of an exciting one, with pacers distributed through the field, helping people hit their goals! It seems to have worked, with 100 new PBs across the results. Wow!

We had 292 finishers, of whom 56 were first timers (fantastic!), with 100 new personal bests.

To those who ran the Abingdon Marathon today, we hope you had a great one!

As ever, thanks to all our lovely volunteers:

Toby CLARKE • Fraser HOWARD • Helen GRAY • Ian FOWLER • Sally HOWARD •
Dan WYMER • Richard GIBBS • Allison MAYBREY • Michael LEWIS • Sarah
WALKER • Tamsyn WYMER • Nick SMITH • James FIELD • Chris JONES • Matthew
LOCK • Rufus JONES • Felix JONES • Caroline STEVENSON • Punam OWENS •
Callum HODNETT • Thea CROSBY • Isla CROSBY • Lisa ROLEFSON • James
CURRAH • Jacqueline HATHAWAY • Liam WALSH • Jane COLBECK-MCKINNON • Skye
MCKINNON • Lesley LOCK • Barney HIGGINS • Ken WYMER • Julia LAWLEY •
Kenny MCKINNON • Martin MAYBREY • John HONOUR • Ruth TROUT • Ally JONES
• Jason RANDELL • Lucas GOODGAME

This weeks full results and a complete event history can be found on the Witney parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Emily HUTCHINSON who recorded a time of 19:37 on 21st July 2018 (event number 16).
The male record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded a time of 17:04 on 8th September 2018 (event number 23).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded 81.15% (17:04) on 8th September 2018 (event number 23).

Congratulations again everyone, and I will hand back over to Tom who is RD next week.

Cheers,
Fraser

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Event #28 – 13th October 2018

Hoping everyone has had a good weekend. Here is RD Tom's run report for this week:
The wet weather made a univited return this Saturday, fortunately the conditions were not bad enough to deter this week's 236 runners and 29 volunteers from joining us in west Witney for their weekly dose of parkrun. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and took part, and congratulations to everyone who joined us for the first time, set a new personal best or celebrated a milestone!
This week 236 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 29 volunteers (who, to my chagrin, I neglected to mention during my run briefing - sorry!):
Fraser HOWARD • Sally HOWARD • Allison MAYBREY • Lyn HOPKINS • Michael LEWIS • Sarah WHATMAN • Tamsyn WYMER • Nick SMITH • Ben LONSDALE • Bethany JONES • James FIELD • Gemma SILLS • Sam UPTON • Tom STANDARD • Matthew LOCK • Emily BISHOP • John ABRAMS • Gill SHERWOOD • Martha SHERWOOD • Lisa ROLEFSON • Gemma YALLOP • James CURRAH • Jacqueline HATHAWAY • Barney HIGGINS • Julia LAWLEY • John HONOUR • Ally JONES • Thomasina SMITH • Lucas GOODGAME
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Witney parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Emily HUTCHINSON who recorded a time of 19:37 on 21st July 2018 (event number 16).
The male record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded a time of 17:04 on 8th September 2018 (event number 23).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded 81.15% (17:04) on 8th September 2018 (event number 23).
Witney parkrun started on 10th March 2018. Since then 2,146 participants have completed 5,983 parkruns covering a total distance of 29,915 km, including 1,671 new Personal Bests.
Fraser will be looking after you all next weekend - we hope to see you there!

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Photo Credit: Ben Lonsdale

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