Chichester parkrun 284….despite the date the one without any pinching or punching


On a glorious sunny and windy Saturday morning 203 people ran, jogged and walked our tough winter course, of whom 33 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. We were joined by tourists from Cambridge, Hayling Island, Twickenham, Exeter, Portsmouth, Worthing, Sutton, Nettley and wait for it Adelaide.

A huge shout has to go to our amazing Volunteers, who stepped up and supported everyone this morning, without you parkrun could not happen.

The tremendous team were:

Mike MOORCROFT • Tony COOLEY • Jill RENSON • Lis PESKETT • Nadia ANDERSON • Alex MEDHURST • Peter CARVER • Peter ANDERSON • Jeremy HARRISON • Joely WHARTON • Matt IRWIN • Emma WICKENS • Liz STANLEIGH-TURNER • Caroline MCKELLAR • Phillip LOW • Philip FAULKNER • Gary DICKER • Marieann DICKER • Johanna HARRISON • Jackie ALLEN • Jonny GARDAM • Narmada DE SILVA • Lisa SUTHERLAND

First over the line this morning was Peter Bird and his adorable dog with a time of 18.34, in second place was Chris West and in third place was Jon Grave.

Our first lady was Emily Moore with a time of 21.47, followed in second female place by Rebecca Mason and in third place was Elizabeth Robinson, fantastic running by all.

To mention our aesthetically pleasing times this week the awards go to Nick Casburn 25.52, Fraser Dixon 27.27, and Richard Acton 33.33

Two of our park runners achieved the magic age grading of over 70%: Alec Trevelyan 71.29% and Liz Phelps with 70.64, excellent. The following people reached milestones namely Naomi Ward and Thomas Saunders running their 10th parkruns, Ivan Gardner running his 50th with Emma Crayton and Warrell Harries both having completed 150. Well done all!

Although I have volunteered before, mostly as a marshal, with what has been described as an ‘enthusiastic’ style, today I apprehensively agreed to bar code scan. And I have to say, with a lot of support from Emma and Matt and our Run Director Peter, I thoroughly enjoyed it and was taken back by how patient and happy all the runners who came through the line were. I encourage everyone to volunteer and be amongst the fabulous atmosphere of parkrun.

Nadia Anderson

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 male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 17:03 on 24th December 2016 (event number 125).
The Age Grade course record is held by Helen DEAN who recorded 88.28% (22:37) on 5th January 2019 (event number 229).

Thank you Nad for her excellent report and also stepping in at the last minute to barcode scan despite her trepidation.

Peter