Event number 288: 14th March 2020

This week 193 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

At last it was dry and virtually windless.  The course was sadly still waterlogged in places so it was again a four lap route.  

The runners mingled and elbow bumped glad that they could take part this week.  Who knows what the future will hold, but I know all of you want parkrun to continue every week.  Not only is it a great physical activity but the benefits to our mental health are well known.  We will miss parkrun if it is deemed we cannot meet.  Watch this space for breaking news...

We gladly welcomed Harry  LELEU , who should have been representing Great Britain at a triathlon in Spain, but it had been cancelled.  He had an awesome run and made it look effortless. There were quite a few tourists, even a participant from France joined today’s run. 

Congratulations to Ian Stevens who completed his 250th Park Run and thank you for the delicious cookies.  

Several dogs enjoyed their park run and a new puppy was introduced to everyone.  

Lots of runners and volunteers met in the Theatre Cafe afterwards.  I too enjoyed a delicious cappuccino.  

Helen Stiles

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Mike HOUSTON • Victoria IRWIN • Wendy WHELAN • Lynette WOODWARD • Lis PESKETT • Aaron BAKER • Alex MEDHURST •Peter CARVER • Jeremy HARRISON • Steve WHITMEE • Liz STANLEIGH-TURNER • Lisa ENGLISH • Jack ENGLISH • Michael JOHNS • Matthew O'SHEA • Tony HACK • Thomas HOUSTON • Donna LELEU • Helen STILES • Sue FOOTT • Fiona O'SHEA

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chichester parkrun Results Page.

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 7,835 participants have completed 47,440 parkruns covering a total distance of 237,200 km, including 7,538 new Personal Bests. A total of 609 individuals have volunteered 5,011 times. 

Thanks so much, Helen, for a lovely report. Today we had such a lovely parkrun and it had a great atmosphere. We do hope to see everyone next week, but please keep an eye on the news and the website as well as our Facebook page for any developments.


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