Run Report Event 441

Andover parkrun #441 – 14 September 2019

What a lovely Saturday for a parkrun. 359 of you joined us in the surprising September sunshine for the two-lap run, jog or walk around Charlton Lakes. The conditions were almost perfect if it hadn’t had been so hot by the end! There was little breeze and the rain that had been out in force earlier in the week, fortunately stayed away. Congratulations to Mike Webber, who came in first for the first time in 18:34 and Abi Woolaston who was first female in 19:01.

We were joined by a number of tourists from Chichester, Harlow, Salisbury and Norwich and 29 first timers. Welcome to Andover parkrun and we hope to see you again soon. Having touristed elsewhere, believe me when I tell you that Andover is one of the best parkruns around. We are fortunate that we do not have things called hills incorporated into our 5k, like some others.

Even though it was warm, 54 of you achieved PBs (personal bests). Special congratulations to 12 year old Joshua Rodwell who earned his 50 parkrun milestone t-shirt. Thank you to his family who provided us with fruit and cakes afterwards to celebrate his achievement. It was a pleasure to chat to Joshua’s Dad to find out about the positive impact that parkrun has had on their family life and how much Joshua enjoys it. Having a child of the same age myself who can’t get up in time for parkrun, I take my hats off to all children who participate week in week out.

Talking of children, it was particularly noticeable this week how many children were assisting with the volunteering. All of them were greeting the parkrunners with smiles, hi-fives and words of encouragement, which is always very much appreciated (especially when you feel like you are flagging). Rebekah Searle, was one of them who yesterday celebrated her 50th volunteering stint. Special thanks to all of our 26 volunteers: Ian BEVERIDGEZacharius BURTONDavid CLEGHORNGraham COOKAlice CORNEYAndrea DASHWOODChristopher EDWARDSAnn EGGINGTONSimon EGGINGTONJulia FITZPATRICKJayne FLEMINGEmmeline FRYEROliver FRYERBas JACOBSParis JONATHANKaren KILWORTHClaire MCGILVRAYAnna MCGILVRAYAmelie OTHMANJack SEARLERaymond SEARLEChristina SEARLERebekah SEARLEKelly STOKESColin STOKESShaun WILDGOOSE. If you would like to volunteer at a future parkrun, please email: New volunteers are always welcome and training is provided.

There are many parkrunners who have milestones coming up next weekend so we look forward to seeing you and everyone else next parkrun day, formerly known as Saturday.

Have a good week.



Event number 440 – 7th September 2019

Welcome everyone to this week’s run report. Good running weather and the course was in good condition allowing for good finish times resulting in an astonishing 69 PBs. This week we were joined by 432 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers.

We are very grateful to our 22 volunteers who made this event happen: who made this week’s event possible. Our wonderful volunteers this week were: Janice COOK • Colin STOKES • Ian BEVERIDGE • Wendy BEVERIDGE • David CLEGHORN • Jayne FLEMING • Lucy OTTLEY • Alice CORNEY • Ann EGGINGTON • Kirsty NORTH • Laura BEAN • Maurice KING • Elizabeth HENLEY • Karen KILWORTH • Molly BEAN • Charlie MCCOY • Rebecca MCCOY • Eleanor BEAN • Gretta LOVELL • Nathaniel LOVELL • Paris JONATHAN • Zacharius BURTON.

A few Milestone T-Shirts were reached today. So congratulations to: Sophie COLE 10th parkrun, Harrison DAVIES 10th parkrun, Annette OAKMAN 50th parkrun, Louisa VERE 50th parkrun, Atholl FINLAYSON 50th parkrun, Nick THOMPSON 50th parkrun, Neil RAYNSFORD 50th parkrun, Penny EALAND 50th parkrun, Annabel DONEY 50th parkrun and Marc WILDING 100th parkrun.

That’s all folks. See you all next week.



Run Report Event #439

This week 403 people ran, jogged and walked the course today in some unexpected sunshine. We welcomed 26 first timers, a mixture of tourists and new members of the parkrun family. There was an amazing 52 new Personal Bests this week!

Congratulations to Kyle Beckett (100) and Michael Gale (50) for their milestones. Whilst Dougie Brisco achieved his 250 milestone some weeks ago, today marked his 250th event at Andover, to celebrate he treated us all to some delicious satsumas, thank you Dougie.

We had a fantastic 27 volunteers this week;

Ian OLDACRE • Rachel PLATT • Lewis JONES • Paul NORTH • Chris PLUMMER • Jo PLUMMER • Colin STOKES • Graham COOK • Wendy BEVERIDGE • David CLEGHORN • Jayne FLEMING • Lucy OTTLEY • William PLATT • Christina LOWE • Ann EGGINGTON • Claire MCGILVRAY • Oliver FRYER • Bas JACOBS • Anna MCGILVRAY • Charlie MCCOY • Rebecca MCCOY • Karl GAILER • Jennie COOK • Paris JONATHAN • Amelie OTHMAN • Devon STEWART • Zacharius BURTON

If you’d like to volunteer, please do get in touch via email to Each role is straightforward, and any training will be delivered on the morning – it really is that simple! Volunteers who support parkrun for 25 separate occasions will be rewarded with a wonderful purple volunteer T-shirt.

So take a look at the Future Roster page and get in touch if you’d like to have a go.

Next week is the first Saturday of the month, which means it’s milestone T-shirt photo day.

On a personal note, thank you to everyone who has encouraged and supported us this week at our first event as Run Directors, we look forward to many more!

Beccy and Charlie


Run Report Event #438

357 runners and walkers enjoyed a spot of rare Bank Holiday sunshine at Andover parkrun. With very little breeze to cool us down, I think it’s fair to say it got a bit hot for everyone! However, this didn’t stop 46 participants recording new PBs; well done everyone who achieved a PB or another personal goal!

We welcomed 37 first timers today, including 13 who picked a great day to start their parkrun journey and 24 visiting us from far and wide. With lots of Bank Holiday events happening nearby, I hope everyone got their weekend off to a great start with us at Andover.

Each week parkrun is only made possible by a fantastic team of volunteers, this week’s hi-viz heroes were:

Ian OLDACRE • Sheila OLDACRE • Simon EGGINGTON • Colin STOKES • James MASTERS • Graham COOK • David CLEGHORN • Kelly STOKES • Les BLOUNT • Mandy ATKINSON-WILLES • Nick GRACE • Bas JACOBS • Christina SEARLE • Rebekah SEARLE • Amelie SEARLE • Jennie COOK • Paris JONATHAN • Devon STEWART • Zacharius BURTON

If you'd like to volunteer, simply email A list of the volunteer roles for forthcoming weeks can be viewed here:

Looking down the list of results there are a number of you nearing a T-shirt milestone, (10jnr, 50, 100 and 250) and several volunteers are close to their 25th purple T-shirt – it won’t be long! Congratulations this week to Jeff Stead who achieved his 50 T-shirt milestone.

Beccy and Charlie McCoy are your run directors next week, it’s their first event; we know they are going to be great!




Andover parkrun 437

Run Report – Andover parkrun 17/08/2019

We were very lucky with the weather today. After the filthy recent conditions, bright sunshine greeted the 381 glorious runners and walkers at Andover. The number included 44 first timers to our event, with some completing their first ever parkrun. I hope that everyone had a good time and I enjoyed talking with several tourists that had lovely things to say about their visit. Positive feedback is always appreciated.

Congratulations to the young Harrison’s, Jack and Charley on completing their 10th parkruns. Well done to Pete Harrison for stage managing the situation so well. Congratulations also to parkrun tourist James Rodliff, who ran his 50th parkrun with us today.

The parkrun this week was made possible by the below volunteers.

Janice COOK • Ian OLDACRE • Colin STOKES • James MASTERS • Graham COOK • Roger BURROWS • Julie JACOBS • Helen JUDE • Linda BARTON • Ann EGGINGTON • Gemma MERRITT • Juliette WARBURTON • Kathleen MOORE • Jane DYSON • Bas JACOBS • Rebekah SEARLE • Kirsty MARCHMENT • Charlie MCCOY • Rebecca MCCOY • Trevor LEWIS • Devon STEWART

It was a flawless performance by everyone involved and it makes the Run Director role an easy one. I would like to mention Beccy and Charlie McCoy, who shadowed me throughout the morning. I do like an audience, so I hope that I did not milk it too much. Beccy and Charlie recently joined the RD team at Andover and were preparing for their first parkrun in charge, which will be on 31st August. I am sure that they will do a brilliant job. If you can support us in volunteering, please message us on our Facebook page or email us at

The conditions today resulted in 43 new personal bests. Congratulations to everyone that achieved it this week.

May everyone wallow in loveliness until next Saturday



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