Is there a better start to a Saturday morning than being told that you are going to run 4 times around the vegetable patch? I love many things about parkrun, but one of the top ones is discovering gems of parks in new cities and Chichester you did not disappoint. What a great idea to use a patch of ground for a community vegetable garden.
Chichester parkrun #283 started on a slightly foggy morning, when 227 people ran, jogged and walked the course. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part. Visitors came from Yorkshire, Lancashire, London and Surrey.
New to parkrun were Mark Watson, Gur Wadge, Daniel Cobden, Lewis Wwatson, Lewis McLeod, Richard Yeomans, Gustav Verster, Annelize Meyer, Izzy Stuart, Darah Davis, Rebecca Clark and Philip Clark. Well done on your first parkrun and we hope to see you back again soon!
Congratulations to Danielle Allen on reaching the 50 club, and Jan Hill and Mark Gibson on reaching the 100 club.
Today’s event was made possible by 19 volunteers, ably lead by Run Director Lynette Woodward.
Kate HICKEN • Dave BARTY • Lynette WOODWARD • David PIKE • Susan Jayne PIKE • Aaron BAKER • Neil WORGAN • Robert MALLETT • Peter CARVER • Liz STANLEIGH-TURNER • Phillip LOW • Colin HANCOCK • Jane MOODIE • Lee MOODIE • Tony HACK • Benedict GODDARD • Felicity NOWELL • Jane BEAN • Guy PHELPS
We did have a last minute marshal have to come forward at 7:30am on Saturday in order for the run to go ahead. parkrun cannot happen without volunteers and it is very stressful to have to wait until the last minute to fill the rosters. If you would like to volunteer you will be given full instructions and delightful hi-vis vest to wear for an hour and a wonderful feeling of gratitude of 200 parkruns to start your weekend with. Remember to fill in the volunteer board if you can help out in the coming weeks (and if you did fill in today remember that it starts on 8th Feb as next week is already full).
The first male over the line was Mike Houston of Chichester runners and AC in a time of 18:45, and first female was Rosie Hiles in a time of 20:21.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chichester parkrun Results Page.
Great running everyone! Thank you for such a great parkrun and such a friendly welcome
#DFYB Don't Forget Your Barcode!
With thanks to Kate who came to visit from Homewood parkrun and kindly wrote the report for us. Apologies that I forgot to ask all our visitors where you had come from to visit today. We do hope you come back soon and to our more expansive 3 lap route.