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.

Ian

 

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 andoverhelpers@parkrun.com. 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 https://www.parkrun.org.uk/andover/futureroster 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 andoverhelpers@parkrun.com. A list of the volunteer roles for forthcoming weeks can be viewed here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/andover/futureroster/

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!

#loveparkrun

Janice

 

Event number 436 – 10th August 2019

Welcome everyone to this week’s run report. Windy conditions made the course a bit challenging for everyone this morning but everyone got round okay. This week 350 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Well done to everyone who achieved a PB today.

We are very grateful to our 23 volunteers who made this event happen. Our Volunteers this week were: Janice COOK • Ian OLDACRE • Colin STOKES • James MASTERS • Christopher EDWARDS • Ian BEVERIDGE • Graham COOK • Wendy BEVERIDGE • Kelly STOKES • Reg BRETT • Kev YOUNG • Maurice KING • Mandy ATKINSON-WILLES • Bas JACOBS • Christina SEARLE • Rebekah SEARLE • Jack SEARLE • Amelie SEARLE • Raymond SEARLE • Charlie MCCOY • Trevor LEWIS • Paris JONATHAN • Devon STEWART

Special mention goes to Maurice King who before the start cleared the course around the lakes area from fallen branches and twigs. It was also Maurice’s 200th parkrun today, no t-shirt, but congratulations. A few Milestone T-Shirts were reached today. So congratulations to: Joseph SHOWLER 100th parkrun, Brendan CLARKE 100th parkrun, David PENFOLD 100th parkrun, Leon WILDE 100th parkrun, and Gareth COPPING 250th parkrun. Also Birthday wishes from Andover parkrun go to tourist Michael NOBLE from Leeds who reached his 80th Birthday today.

That’s it from me. See you all next week.

Ian

 

Event number 435 – 3rd August 2019

Welcome everyone to this week’s run report. Quite calm with cloud cover meant ideal running conditions. This week 405 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and an amazing 62 recorded new Personal Bests.

Massive thanks to our amazing 22 volunteers who made this week’s event possible. Our Volunteers this week were: Lewis JONES • Colin STOKES • James MASTERS • Ian BEVERIDGE • Graham COOK • Wendy BEVERIDGE • Jonathan GWYNN • David CLEGHORN • Julie JACOBS • Reg BRETT • Kev YOUNG • Matthew THOMAS • Jez HOLMAN • Laura HIGDON • Maurice KING • Nick GRACE • Bas JACOBS • Atholl FINLAYSON • Karl GAILER • Katelin LOVELL • Amelie OTHMAN • Devon STEWART

A few Milestone T-Shirts were reached today. So congratulations to:   Caitlin HANNAH 50th parkrun, Sheila DUKE 50th parkrun, Ian MORRISON 100th parkrun, and Patricia COLLYER 250th parkrun. No T-Shirt but Lee GREGORY reached his 200th parkrun today. Congratulations to everyone who reached their own personal milestone today.

See you all next week.

Ian

 

Run Report Event 434

Run Report Event 434

Well done to all 380 of you that completed a wet and soggy parkrun at Andover this week. The cooler weather must have favoured running as 62 of you recorded new PBs congratulations to you all.
We welcomed 20 new parkrunners to the parkrun family this week and 26 parkrun tourists visited Andover for the first time.
Thank you to a team of 24 volunteers that made our event possible this week, who all did a fantastic job, they were: Ian OLDACRE • Paul NORTH • Jan NORTH • James DUNDAS • Colin STOKES • Ian BEVERIDGE • Steve TURNEY • Graham COOK • David CLEGHORN • Julie JACOBS • Kelly STOKES • Kev YOUNG • Jez HOLMAN • Oliver FRYER • Thomas FRYER • Bas JACOBS • Christina SEARLE • Rebekah SEARLE • Jack SEARLE • Amelie SEARLE • Raymond SEARLE • Amelie OTHMAN • Yana OTHMAN • Devon STEWART

Milestones this week were. Alfie Hands, Amelia Owen , Ellen Button and Lily Cook on 10. Hamish Morton, Martin Ruddick and Karl Gailer on 50 and Roger Burrows, Rachel Ruddick and Kris Day on 100, congratulations to you all

On a personal note I would like to thank everyone that wished me well once they knew that I had decided to step down as a regular Run Director. After 69 stints wearing the RD ‘s vest this was my last week in that role. This was a very difficult decision to make and involved a lot of head scratching. I truly treasure all the lovely comments and kind words that you posted on my Facebook page, it was nice to be appreciated by the lovely people of Andover.
I have been very proud to be part of such a great team of RDs both past and present. Both locally and nationally parkrun has changed a lot during the five and a half years that I have been an RD but the founding principles of it being a Free Weekly Timed run, open to all remain the same.
Paul

 

Run Report Event #432

As we head towards our 8th birthday (Saturday, 20th July), congratulations to everyone who has taken part in one of our 432 events or who has been one of the 571 individuals who have volunteered; you are part of something special.

Event number 432 saw a wonderful 417 people run and walk Andover parkrun, all made possible this week by the following hi-viz heroes:

Ian OLDACRE • Simon EGGINGTON • Colin STOKES • James MASTERS • Graham COOK • David CLEGHORN • Julie JACOBS • Kelly STOKES • Les BLOUNT • Kev YOUNG • Laura HIGDON • Bas JACOBS • Atholl FINLAYSON • Kyle BECKETT • Armelle BRYANT • Jennie COOK • Amelie OTHMAN • Devon STEWART

A crop of T-shirt milestones were achieved this week: Simon Pay, Karen Winnett and Claire Collier (50th), and Ali Pay (100th). Well done everyone!

See you all on Saturday for our birthday.

#loveparkrun

Janice

 

Event 428 Run Report

This week 405 people ran, jogged and walked Andover parkrun, including 43 first timers (a mix of tourists and those experiencing their first ever parkrun). I had the opportunity to chat with several of our visitors and first timers this week, and it’s always great to hear all the lovely comments about our parkrun; we hope you all come back again soon.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteer hi-viz heroes:

Ian OLDACRE • Lewis JONES • Karen BAGGOTT • Chris PLUMMER • Colin STOKES • Trevor BAGGOTT • Graham COOK • Emma SHEPHERD • Julie JACOBS • George SHEPHERD • Catherine HICKLIN • Martin MURRAY • Juliette WARBURTON • Bas JACOBS • Kate BONE • Christina SEARLE • Rebekah SEARLE • Sophie HICKLIN • Trevor LEWIS • Jennie COOK • Paris JONATHAN

If you would like to give volunteering a go, please do get in touch via email to andoverhelpers@parkrun.com. Each role is straightforward, and any training will be delivered on the morning – it really is that simple! Take a look at the Future Roster page on the Andover parkrun website https://www.parkrun.org.uk/andover/futureroster and get in touch!

Congratulations to Ruben Emmett, Noah Doe and Cerys Foster who all achieved their 10 T-shirt Milestone this week. Well done all of you.

A special mention to our very own RD Ian and Wendy Beveridge who both reached their 300th parkrun; a very impressive achievement (and great co-ordination too!)

See you next time.

#loveparkrun

Janice

 

Run Report Event Number 427

Run Report Event 427

Well done to all 351 of you that completed Andover parkrun this week. It was a very windy morning which made it hard going against that strong breeze. We welcomed 29 first timers to Andover today a mix of new runners and tourists. We recorded 33 PBs so well done all.
Congratulations to those that reached Milestones they were, Ellana Woodthorpe and Jamie Hedges on 10, Adam Earley on 50 and Simon Wilkes on 100, new parkrun T shirts will be yours soon.
The event was made possible thanks to a team of 20 fantastic volunteers they were.
Ian OLDACRE • Paul NORTH • Karen BAGGOTT • Chris PLUMMER • Jo PLUMMER • Carole BURGESS • Colin STOKES • Trevor BAGGOTT • Ian BEVERIDGE • David GOULD • Graham COOK • Wendy BEVERIDGE • Sandra Marilyn DONEY • Carolyn THOMSON EASTER • Ruaridh THOMSON EASTER • Norman EASTER • Charlie MCCOY • Rebecca MCCOY • Jennie COOK • Paris JONATHAN.
Paul

 

Event number 426

Welcome everyone to this week’s run report. Once the morning mist cleared we had a lovely warm sunny morning which brought out the crowds. Perfect running conditions. This week 403 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and an amazing 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Well done to all 58 of you who achieved a PB today. Special mention goes to Sean Byrne who crossed the line in a time of 16:00 which beat our previous record of 16:11 recorded by Richard Ward on 5th June 2012, seven years ago.

Massive thanks to our amazing 19 volunteers who made this week’s event possible. Our Volunteers this week were: Ian OLDACRE • Lewis JONES • Colin STOKES • Malcolm STONE • Ian BEVERIDGE • Graham COOK • Wendy BEVERIDGE • David CLEGHORN • Daniel GLENDON • Julie JACOBS • Kelly STOKES • Jez HOLMAN • Maurice KING • Bas JACOBS • Christina SEARLE • Rebekah SEARLE • Raymond SEARLE • Lewis LIVINGSTONE • Paris JONATHAN.

A few Milestone T-Shirts were reached today. So congratulations to: Andrew DINKELE 50th parkrun, Karen CAREY 50th parkrun, Sarah LAMONT 50th parkrun, Joanne WYATT 50th parkrun, and Simon BENNETT 100th parkrun. No T-Shirt Milestone but congratulations to Ann Eggington reaching her 200th parkrun today.

It was also “GP Day” today which was well supported by GP’s and medical staff from the likes of Andover’s St Marys Surgery and the Andover Health Centre. parkrun is for everyone, so big thank you to all our local GPs and medical staff who support our parkrun and encourage others to improve their fitness and well-being.

See you all next week.

Ian

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