Run 135 – 16th June 2019

96 runners turned out in a slightly soggy Stratton Park last Sunday. Conditions must still have been good for running as 25 of you, more than a quarter of the field, got a new PB. Well done to all of you!

The field induced: 10 members of the Ultra marathon club (50+ junior parkruns), 19 members of the Marathon club (21+ junior parkruns) and 23 members of the Half marathon club (11+ junior parkruns). At the other end of the scale 8 of you were doing your first ever junior parkrun with us. Welcome to junior parkrun. We hope you enjoyed it and will be back for many more.

There were just 2 runners recorded as “unknown” in today’s results, the lowest for some time. The parkrun rule is: No barcode, no time, no exceptions, so please do remember to register and bring a printed barcode with you. You can print out a sheet of 6 barcodes from your profile page, that’s enough to keep lots of spare ones in handy places. Or you can order (small charge) a variety of plastic barcodes from: https://parkrun-barcode.com/

Please note that barcodes stored on phones aren’t accepted.

Thanks as always to the 24 excellent volunteers who turned out to put the event on. Your help is much appreciated, we can’t do it without you.

If you’d like to volunteer in future weeks you can check the volunteer roster here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/basingstoke-juniors/futureroster/ Then please e-mail us, post on our Facebook page, or speak to one of the team in the park.

Next month we will be celebrated “Love Parks Week”. On Sunday 14th July we will have a wear green, or wildlife fancy dress run and the following Sunday, 21st July, we will organise a litter pick in the park. More details of both of these events to come.

See you all in the park next Sunday.

 

Run 134 – 9th June 2019.

Unfortunately I have to start this week's run report with a serious issue. Last Sunday one of our runners was accused of cheating and their run was interfered with by one of the spectators. Please do not do either of these things. Basingstoke junior parkrun is a run, not a race. Some runners do chase times and that is great, but our primary concern is that our run should be a fun and safe environment and we will do everything we can to ensure that this is maintained.

If you ever have concerns about how the run is operating, do not take matters into your own hands, but speak to the Run Director who will then decide what to do.

On to last Sunday’s run. We started by handing out the milestone wristbands. Congratulations if you got one, remember you can also download a certificate from your parkrun profile page.

It was a fine, sunny day and 162 runners turned out to enjoy the conditions, which must have been good as an amazing 45 of you got new PBs! Well done to all of you.

This week we had 11 members of the Ultra marathon club (50+ junior parkruns), two of whom had done more than 100 runs each, 34 members of the Marathon club (21+ junior parkruns) and 28 members of the Half marathon club (11+ junior parkruns). At the other end of the scale 11 of you were doing your first ever junior parkrun with us. Welcome to junior parkrun. We hope you enjoyed it and will be back for many more.

There were just 4 runners recorded as “unknown” in today’s results. The parkrun rule is: No barcode, no time, no exceptions, so please do remember to register and bring a printed barcode with you. You can print out a sheet of 6 barcodes from your profile page, that’s enough to keep lots of spare ones in handy places. Or you can order (small charge) a variety of plastic barcodes from: https://parkrun-barcode.com/

Please note that barcodes stored on phones aren’t accepted.

Thanks as always to the 22 excellent volunteers who turned out to put the event on. Your help is much appreciated, we can’t do it without you.

If you’d like to volunteer in future weeks you can check the volunteer roster here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/basingstoke-juniors/futureroster/ Then please e-mail us, post on our Facebook page, or speak to one of the team in the park.

See you all in the park next week.

 

Run 133 – 2nd June 2019

I’ll start this week’s report with a volunteer appeal. The weekend of Sunday 16th June sees the “Endure24” 24 hour endurance race taking place at Wasing Park near Reading. Many of our regulars will be away competing in this, so we could use some more volunteers that day. If anyone is free and could help out for an hour or so that would be great. Please let up know by e-mailing basingstoke-juniorshelpers@parkrun.com, or by posting on our Facebook page.

On to last Sunday’s run. Conditions were good for running and 150 of you turned out to enjoy them, 27 of you got new PBs, well done if you got one. The field included: 8 members of the Ultra marathon club (50+ junior parkruns), 31 members of the Marathon club (21+ junior parkruns) and 32 members of the Half marathon club (11+ junior parkruns). At the other end of the scale 12 of you were doing your first ever junior parkrun with us. Welcome to junior parkrun. We hope you enjoyed it and will be back for many more.

There were just 4 runners recorded as “unknown” in today’s results. The parkrun rule is: No barcode, no time, no exceptions, so please do remember to register and bring a printed barcode with you. You can print out a sheet of 6 barcodes from your profile page, that’s enough to keep lots of spare ones in handy places. Or you can order (small charge) a variety of plastic barcodes from: https://parkrun-barcode.com/

Please note that barcodes stored on phones aren’t accepted.

Thanks as always to the 19 excellent volunteers who turned out to put the event on. Your help is much appreciated, we can’t do it without you.

See you all in the park next week!

 

Run 132 – 26th May 2019

I’ll start by thanking Iain Strachan of IS+Training for running the second of his excellent first aid & defibrillator use course after junior parkrun and Basingstoke Leisure Trust for providing the venue. Thanks to your generous donations we now have a defibrillator and Ian’s courses mean that we now have several volunteers trained to use use it, although of course we hope we never have to.

On to last Sunday’s run. 124 runners turned out for a run round Stratton Park including: 7 members of the Ultra marathon club (50+ junior parkruns), 2 of whom had done more than 100 junior parkruns each, 23 members of the Marathon club (21+ junior parkruns) and 22 members of the Half marathon club (11+ junior parkruns).

We ha a record number of runners qualifying for a new milestone wristband. Congratulations if you got one, remember you can also download a certificate from your personal profile page.

A big welcome to the 10 runners who were doing their first ever junior parkrun with us. We hope you enjoyed it and will be back for many more.

Sadly there were 4 runners recorded as “unknown” in today’s results. The parkrun rule is: No barcode, no time, no exceptions, so please do remember to register and bring a printed barcode with you. You can print out a sheet of 6 barcodes from your profile page, that’s enough to keep lots of spare ones in handy places. Or you can order (small charge) a variety of plastic barcodes from: https://parkrun-barcode.com/

Please note that barcodes stored on phones aren’t accepted.

Thanks as always to the 23 excellent volunteers who turned out to put the event on. We can’t do it without you.

Please note that on June 16th there is a big running event on near Reading and many of our regular volunteers will be away attending that, so if you could help out on the 16th please let us know.

See you all in the park next week!

 

Event 131 – 19th May 2019.

Let’s start with a reminder that our final first aid/defibrillator use course will be running from 1000-1200 at the Aquadrome after junior parkrun next week (26th May). Thanks to Iain Strachan of IS+Training for providing the course and to Basingstoke Leisure Trust for the venue. There are 5 places left. It’s free, but if you’d like one you need to book.

On to today’s run. 129 of you turned out for a run round the park including: 9 members of the Ultra marathon club (50+ junior parkruns), 22 members of the Marathon club (21+ junior parkruns) and 29 members of the Half marathon club (11+ junior parkruns).

41 of you, nearly a third of the field got new PBs, well done to all of you.

At the other end of the scale 11 of you were doing their first ever junior parkrun with us. Welcome to all of you, we hope you enjoyed it and will be back for many more.

Sadly there were 7 runners recorded as “unknown” in today’s results. The parkrun rule is: No barcode, no time, no exceptions, so please do remember to register and bring a printed barcode with you. You can print out a sheet of 6 barcodes from your profile page, that’s enough to keep lots of spare ones in handy places. Or you can order (small charge) a variety of plastic barcodes from: https://parkrun-barcode.com/

Please note that barcodes stored on phones aren’t accepted.

Thanks as always to the 24 excellent volunteers who turned out to put the event on. We can’t do it without you. If anyone is free for an hour one Sunday and would like to help out that would be great. Volunteering is fun and easy to do. Please contact us by e-mail, on our Facebook page, or speak to one of the team in the park.

See you all in the park next week!

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