Chichester parkrun #249: Welcoming summer back to Oaklands Park

What a wonderful day for a parkrun! People arrived bright and early for the 249th parkrun and the sun was shining. We welcomed 254 people to the course today, of whom 33 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

We also hosted a number of canine runners, who did well in the heat. Two of our runners were under 10 and completed the course with aplomb (James Loy and Sam Sullivan, take a bow). A huge number of first timers joined us: some new to the course and new to parkrun entirely. Hope you enjoyed it! People visited from Brazil, Auckland, Tunbridge Wells, Cornwall, Stansted, Linca, Bristol, Guildford. Two parkrunners completed their 50th runs today (Mary Campbell and Mark Wheeler).

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers: Susan BARTY • Dave BARTY • Lynette WOODWARD • Geoff SUMNER • Stephen TEE • Jeremy HARRISON • Liz STANLEIGH-TURNER • Marcia KNIGHT • James STANBRIDGE • Philippa NEATHEY • Trevor BAKER • Kik DEACON • Philip FAULKNER • George STANBRIDGE • Carly SOFFE • Guy BLACKMORE • Justine-Elizabeth STAMP

If you want to be involved on next week's volunteer team, please email in at