Banbury parkrun is cancelled on 2020-11-28 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Run Report #276 14/03/2019

Many thanks to AIDAN for writing this week's run report.  Aidan is one of two people completing their Duke of Edinburgh awards with Banbury parkrun at the moment. He has run the Banbury course 20 times since April last year achieving a speedy PB of 20:45!!

 

Despite the increase of caution due to the corona virus (and a lack of tourists as a result) over 200 parkrunners took to the course with the same attitude that makes parkrun such an iconic and special event every Saturday morning.

There were some thrills and spills with mud scattered throughout the course (as always) leading to a dramatic finish with a race between a pushchair and a dog. The following result was finalised by a late slip to be victorious by just millimetres, but it was all, of course, taken light-heartedly.

And all the while the run was being completed, the ever-present volunteers cheered on with smiles on their faces and encouragement in their voices which I know, as a runner myself, can help everyone persevere to the finish line.

I would like to say congratulations to all the runners today and to thank all the organisers for allowing me to complete the Duke of Edinburgh with this amazing group, letting me see all the hard work and effort that goes into the organisation of this weekly event.

And now for the stats:

This week 208 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Warren HARRISON • Sam YOUNG • Graeme HACKLAND • Helen INSKIP • Claire UPTON • Sera RELTON • Becky ROGERS • Suzanne TAYLOR • Jo WOODBRIDGE • Greg HEATH • Martin WEST • Michael ROGERS • Stuart HADEN • Richard MCMAHON • Polly DAVIES • Jack EATON • Verity WEST • Nick MACEY • Thom RUSSELL • Amelia RUSSELL • Aidan WALKER • Ian WALKER • Thomas DONOHOE • Michael DONOHOE

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

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 16:30 on 4th April 2015 (event number 27).
The female record is held by Amelia PETTITT who recorded a time of 18:07 on 20th June 2015 (event number 38).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lilian CARPENTER who recorded 87.73% (28:40) on 29th June 2019 (event number 243).

Banbury parkrun started on 27th September 2014. Since then 7,435 participants have completed 55,486 parkruns covering a total distance of 277,430 km, including 9,347 new Personal Bests. A total of 756 individuals have volunteered 5,850 times.

 

Because girls are FANTASTIC and POWERFUL! 07/03/2020 #275

Many thanks To AMELIA for this week's extra special International Women's Day run report - Amelia is one of our youngest Banbury parkrunners, but has already completed 4 parkruns (2 at Banbury and 2 junior parkruns) - she has also volunteered in 10 roles including being a Marshal at everyone of our events in 2020 so far!!!

My name is Amelia and I am 5

I am normally on my chair somewhere in Spiceball park on a Saturday morning cheering you all on. I’ve had 3 weeks off with the bad weather so I was excited that the park wasn’t so soggy this week and parkrun was back, ready for its International Women’s Day event.

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There were 100 girls who took park this week, 16 who managed PBs even in the mud and 11 first timers. The volunteer team included 13 fab ladies to help you all out. The runners looked great in their purple running clothes to celebrate the special event. I loved the special IWD photo sign and enjoyed having my photos taken with some of the hi-viz heroes…

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Mummy asked me some questions about parkrun…

Why do you like parkrun?
It’s nice to marshal and I get to cheer all the people on.

What’s the best thing about marshalling?
I get to show everyone my sign and I get lots of high-5s.

Why should girls do parkrun?
Because girls are FANTASTIC and POWERFUL! 

And proof below that it’s not just runners that can do a flat lay picture. Volunteers need to do them too to check they have everything they could possibly need to be a Banbury parkrun marshal…

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Happy Running & Volunteering

Amelia (a.k.a ‘Mini Marshal’)

And now for some more stats...

This week 240 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Sam YOUNG • Alice PALMER • Claire UPTON • Sera RELTON • Becky ROGERS • Jo WOODBRIDGE • Fabienne GORDON-CUMMING • Martin WEST • Cheri HADEN • Stuart HADEN • Amy RUSSELL • Rob CROSS • Nick MACEY • Sara CARTER • Kate R • Abi KNIPE • Amelia RUSSELL • Aidan WALKER • Ian WALKER • Thomas DONOHOE • Michael DONOHOE • Samantha CLARKE

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

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 16:30 on 4th April 2015 (event number 27).
The female record is held by Amelia PETTITT who recorded a time of 18:07 on 20th June 2015 (event number 38).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lilian CARPENTER who recorded 87.73% (28:40) on 29th June 2019 (event number 243).

Banbury parkrun started on 27th September 2014. Since then 7,420 participants have completed 55,278 parkruns covering a total distance of 276,390 km, including 9,322 new Personal Bests. A total of 756 individuals have volunteered 5,826 times.

 

Calm before the storm 08/02/2020 #274

Many thanks to Amy RUSSELL for this week's run report.  Amy celebrated her 50th parkrun this week (of which 44 have been at Banbury) - Congratulations!!

It seemed that with Storm Ciara on its way, Banbury runners were making a conscious effort to get their miles in before getting blown away on Sunday. 304 runners, joggers and walkers gathered in the middle field ready to start another Saturday parkrun around the glorious mud-fest of Spiceball Park. Banbury parkrun has been treated to some fabulous fancy dress over the last few weekends. The Crayola crayons were out in force last week and this weekend didn’t disappoint with a camel celebrating her birthday. The mud didn’t stop a fantastic 48 PBs being achieved and we welcomed 39 first timers which included a tourist from York.

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After starting parkrun in 2017, I finally got my 50 milestone today and hopefully won’t have long to wait to wear my Club 50 red t-shirt. For anyone new to parkrun in 2020 and aren’t familiar with the various milestones t-shirts, here’s a quick run-down of them…

  • The apricot one: These t-shirts aren’t milestone awards, they are the official parkrun technical t-shirts which you can now get personalised with your home parkrun (made for an excellent Christmas gift in my house). Buy online and it helps support parkrun.
  • The white one: 10 parkruns which are only for U17 Juniors – adults have a few more runs to go before getting a t-shirt!
  • The red one: 50 parkruns. For the very dedicated folk who rarely miss a week, they can get this t-shirt within the year, for others it can take longer.
  • The black one: 50 + 50, you’ve got it Club 100!
  • The green one: 150 parkruns after your last milestone and you’ll be sporting this fabulous milestone at Club 250.
  • The blue one: 500 parkruns - which is quite incredible. I’ve never seen one in Banbury but can you believe there are 107 people in the world who have made it to Club 500?
  • And then the Purple one: Give up your time (25 times to be precise) to volunteer and you’ll receive your 25 volunteer milestone t-shirt. Congratulations to Rose Ashton and Nick Atkinson who did their 25th volunteer roles at Banbury today

The 25 volunteer milestone t-shirt leads me on nicely to the people that make parkrun happen. Three cheers for the hi-viz volunteer team out on the course today. Sadly, this week an email plea had to go out asking for help to run this weekend’s event. As Martyn said before the start, if every parkrunner was able to volunteer 2/3 times a year, emails wouldn’t need to be sent asking for last minute help. If you haven’t had a go at volunteering I really would urge you to consider it. Of course it helps the core team out when they have a full roster for the event but it’s actually quite a satisfying thing to do on your Saturday morning with a great bunch of people. Even if you don’t want to miss out on your weekly run, there are a few volunteer roles that you can do and still complete your weekly parkrun and if it’s the milestone t-shirts you are after, 25 times volunteering will get you a t-shirt quicker than the first 50 parkruns!

Happy Running
Amy RUSSELL

And now for some stats...

This week 304 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 48 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Jeffrey TRYBUS • Nick ATKINSON • Sera RELTON • Martyn BANHAM • Kelly-Lee DE BRETON • Sam COLLIER • Sally ANDREWS-DUKE • Rose ASHTON • Fred ATKINSON • Joby MULLENS • Warwick NASH • David GLOVER • Jeremy GRIMSHAW • Jon POULTON • Amy RUSSELL • Simon HOOK • Thom RUSSELL • Janice ROWAN • Kate R • Richard SAVORY • Rael TREMEER • Abi KNIPE • Amelia RUSSELL • Rob OEHLERS • Thomas DONOHOE • Michael DONOHOE

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

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 16:30 on 4th April 2015 (event number 27).
The female record is held by Amelia PETTITT who recorded a time of 18:07 on 20th June 2015 (event number 38).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lilian CARPENTER who recorded 87.73% (28:40) on 29th June 2019 (event number 243).

Banbury parkrun started on 27th September 2014. Since then 7,388 participants have completed 55,038 parkruns covering a total distance of 275,190 km, including 9,295 new Personal Bests. A total of 755 individuals have volunteered 5,804 times.

 

 

International Women’s Day

On Saturday 7th March, Banbury parkrun is embracing International Women’s Day!

To mark the occasion we’d really love to have as many female volunteers as possible on board, so ladies, if you’re free and willing to give up an hour of your morning please send an email to banbury@parkrun.com. Thank you.

We do of course completely appreciate that many of you will want to take part so, why not help us celebrate the event further by bringing along a female family member or friend who is yet to partake in a parkrun, be it your Mum, wife, daughter, niece, partner, sister, Grandma, you get the idea! We’d love to welcome them.

It goes without saying that we can’t have a special event without a bit of a theme going on, so purple is the suggested colour of the day - get those 25 t-shirts out and anything else you fancy donning too, tiaras, tutus, wellies, anything goes!

Come and join the fun!

#banburyparkrun#loveparkrun#IWD#IWDparkrun

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Touristing Crayons! 01/02/2020 #273

Many thanks to Michelle LEWIS (aka Purple Crayon!) who wrote this week's run report;  She and her fellow tourist group, brightened the Spiceball park by dressing as Crayons!  Michelle has completed 129 parkruns, but this was her first at Banbury!

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Today the Northampton Crayons visited Banbury’s 273rd parkrun and managed to get a free parking space in one of the car parks mentioned on their course page, which is a good start :-)

From the car park to the start all we could see was grass, trees and plenty of MUD. This is definitely a dirty parkrun from the start, however this did not put us off introducing our colourful selves to Banbury.

The course is three loops, which gave the funnel managers and barcode scanners an opportunity to join part of the route and cheer the 313 parkrunners on this cold, fresh sunny morning.

Martin West lead the field in 20:08 with Les Hutchinson close behind on his muddy heels at 20:27. Many joined the parkrun family and those that got their barcode scanned were Julian Stone, Marianne Fish, William Moore, Hannah Hutchings, Sam Brittain, Karen Mullins-Blyth, Billy McIlroy, Wayne Moore, Amelia Moore, Claire Moore, Robert Butler, Darren McAdam, Cheryl Marshall, Katie Baker, Alfie Uden and Gareth Uden. The parkrunner who has completed the most parkruns amongst us today was Colin David Underhill with 402.

A few milestones were celebrated today by Peter Argall - 100th, Tracy Edwards - 100th, Steve Brown - 50th, Phil Baxter - 50th and Simon Miskin - 50th

Each week parkrun would not happen without the hi-viz cool army and this week we all owe our thanks to these parkrunners:

Abi KNIPE • Aidan WALKER • Amelia RUSSELL • Amy RUSSELL • Claire SALT • Clare CURNOW • David COOKE • Fred ATKINSON • Graeme HACKLAND • Hannah PURVIS • Ian WALKER • James THORPE • Jenny COOKE • Jill SAVORY • Julian RELTON • Kate R • Michael DONOHOE • Michelle LEWIS • Nick ATKINSON • Nick MACEY • Nigel PURVIS • Richard SAVORY • Rose ASHTON • Sam COLLIER • Samantha TEARLE • Sara CARTER • Sera RELTON • Stuart HADEN • Thomas DONOHOE

A few key points to mention which made this parkrun memorable today

  • The little volunteer with the homemade sign cheering us all on
  • The amazing volunteers constantly supporting especially at the funnel
  • Soon to be future barkrunner Rusty the 12 week old puppy - ADORABLE
  • Morrisons Big Daddy breakfast

Thank you Banbury for a successful parkrun today,

Michelle Lewis aka Purple Crayon
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And now for some more stats:

This week 313 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

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

The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 16:30 on 4th April 2015 (event number 27).
The female record is held by Amelia PETTITT who recorded a time of 18:07 on 20th June 2015 (event number 38).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lilian CARPENTER who recorded 87.73% (28:40) on 29th June 2019 (event number 243).

Banbury parkrun started on 27th September 2014. Since then 7,349 participants have completed 54,734 parkruns covering a total distance of 273,670 km, including 9,247 new Personal Bests. A total of 753 individuals have volunteered 5,778 times.