Chichester parkrun no.245 The one with the only unwelcome visitor being Storm Hannah.

Looks can be deceptive and the view from inside the house was pleasant until one stepped outside and realised Hannah had bought us strong winds. 

On a personal note, today marks a special day, having started parkrun in 2014 its time to say goodbye to my current age category and move up another.  

Thank you for the various balloons, cards and general applause! 

Anyways enough about me. Congratulations must go the wedding party who chose our parkrun to run prior to their ceremony at 2.30 today. Here’s hoping they made it in time to get ready for the event and for the very best wishes for the future 

This week, 227 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests, despite the best efforts of storm Hannah. 

Best wishes to any one taking part in tomorrow’s London Marathon. 

We were pleased to see many people had travelled far and wide to run on Saturday with representatives from 

Avon Valley, Coopervision RC, CSSC sports and leisure, Dooneen AC, Fareham Crusaders, Fetch Everyone RC, Hamwic Harriers Community Running Group, Midhurst Milers, NHS Couch to 5k, Petersfield Tri Club, Plumstead Runners, Redway Runners, Tone Zone, University of Bath Squash Club, Winchester and District AC and not forgetting Chi Runners!

Most pleasing times today were Rose POTTER with a time of 25.25, Pete LEGGETT with a time of 28.28, Robert KEENE with a time of 29.29, Lynette WOODWARD with a time of 30.30, Hayley KHARSA with a time of 39.39 and last but not least, Johanna HARRISON with a time of 53.53

Congratulations also go to Leo STALLARD with an age grade of 78.56% 

First male and female finishers were Ned POTTER and Sarah LOY. 

Three runners had also achieved the dizzy heights of over 300 runs! 

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Jane TAYLOR • Eric WOOD • Paul STALLARD • Lis PESKETT • Robert DE LACY • Neil DAVIES • Jeremy HARRISON • Eleanor HARRISON • Matt IRWIN • Martin EMMETT • Liz STANLEIGH-TURNER • Trevor BAKER • Ivan GARDNER • Jane MOODIE • Lee MOODIE • Johanna HARRISON • Nick TAYLOR • Guy BLACKMORE • Rob GOLDSMITH • Justine-Elizabeth STAMP 

 

As always, a massive thank you to all those who answered the call out for volunteers this week. Parkrun depends on volunteers, so if you haven’t done it before and would like to, please contact Chichester parkrun at chichesteroffice@parkrun.com or check the future volunteer board next week. They are all easy to learn roles, some of which can be done whilst still getting a parkrun in. 

The male record is held by Steven NAYLOR who recorded a time of 15:39 on 1st November 2014 (event number 14).
The female record is held by Rebecca MOORE who recorded a time of 17:20 on 13th August 2016 (event number 106).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen DEAN who recorded 88.28% (22:37) on 5th January 2019 (event number 229). 

Chichester parkrun started on 2nd August 2014. Since then 6,466 participants have completed 38,264 parkruns covering a total distance of 191,320 km, including 6,572 new Personal Bests. A total of 524 individuals have volunteered 4,173 times