Words by Victoria Irwin.
This week 178 hardy runners, walkers and strollers (and several dogs and buggies!) took to Oaklands Park for a resurrection of Chichester Park Run. Although cloudy and blustery, the weather gods were kinder than last week and kept the rain away, although there was plenty of mud to keep things interesting!
Today’s Park Run included 31 first timers and 15 new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part, including tourists from Havant, London and Cornwall.
Today’s winner was Tom Le Lievre on his 5th Parkrun who finished in an impressive 17.49. The first female was Naomi Ward in 24.36.
Today’s milestones included Matt Irwin’s 100th Parkrun - he should be commended for volunteering between his 99th and 100th run - given that the Run Directors often have to ask for last minute volunteers...please take note. Other milestones included Lani Charles and Jeremy Harrison (150 park runs).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chichester parkrun Results Page.
Once again, I’m afraid we had to delete a number of U11 runners who were not with a parent or named adult. It’s a big safeguarding issue and needs to be taken seriously - Chichester Parkrun could end up in lots of trouble with Parkrun HQ. We do not want this issue to impact on future runs which we all enjoy.
Finally, today’s Parkrun was made possible by 23 volunteers, some upbeat music and fantastic pom-pom cheering. So a huge thank you to Ian STEVENS, Jane TAYLOR, Victoria IRWIN, Lis PESKETT, Stephen TEE, Catherine CANNON, Chris ARMSTEAD, Emma WICKENS, Sanchia STANLEIGH-TURNER, Liz STANLEIGH-TURNER, Lisa ENGLISH, James STANBRIDGE, Grant HARRIS, Sandra BALCOMBE, Jack ENGLISH , Andrea TEE, Matthew O'SHEA, Nick TAYLOR, Donna LELEU, Jo PROSSER, Luke LELEU, Denise FOXE-KING, Samantha FOXE-KING