Chippenham parkrun Event 275

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 275
24th August 2019

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The heat returned just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.  217 people found their way into the park to run, jog and walk the course. We welcomed of 20 first timers to parkrun and 20 visitors from other parkruns (Portsmouth, Clapham, Bournemouth, Horsham, PorthCawl, Little Stoke, Chipping Sodbury and Seaton). The warm humid weather did not stop 21 runners from recording new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to Trevor Clough a visitor from Leeds who completed his 100th parkrun milestone today. Although Trevor is a visitor this was his 10th parkrun at Chippenham. We are delighted that you chose our little parkrun to celebrate Trevor!

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Congratulations to Daniel and Lauren Coward who both completed their 10th junior parkrun milestone.

Many thanks to the 23 wonderful Hi-Viz heroes this week who made the event possible:

Heather PERRY • Mark MCNELIS • Pete CAMPBELL • Victoria ALLISON • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Tom ALLEN • Jeff KIRK • Conor MC GARRY • Jules PEARSON • Kevin COLE • Mark PRENTICE • Rita LINDSAY • Angie AMEY • Roger FELL • Philip AKERMAN • John BELCHER • Richard MORTEN • Roger SMITH • Mariah MEAD • Imogen WILLGRESS • S-J MASON • David WEALES

Photographs courtesy of John Belcher can be found here

Photographs from Neils Corner courtesy of Vicky can be found here

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

The female record is held by Amy CHALK who recorded a time of 18:43 on 20th December 2014 (event number 34).
The male record is held by Simon NOTT who recorded a time of 15:19 on 4th May 2019 (event number 260).
The Age Grade course record is held by Diana DEE who recorded 87.74% (19:51) on 27th October 2018 (event number 232).

Chippenham parkrun started on 12th April 2014. Since then 8,011 participants have completed 44,212 parkruns covering a total distance of 221,060 km, including 7,776 new Personal Bests. A total of 597 individuals have volunteered 6,315 times.

 

 

 

Chippenham parkrun Event 274

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 274
17th August 2019

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This week 217 people joined us to run, jog and walk the course. We welcomed 10 first timers to parkrun and 14 visitors from other parkruns (Killerton, Tring, Bracknell, Kingsway, Melksham, Bath, Didcot, Weatherby, Burgess Park, Worcester, Southampton and New Zealand). The recent rain made the ground nice and springy enough for 25 runners to record new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to this weeks runners who achieved parkrun milestones;

  • Hayley Cozens a visitor from Southampton acheived her 100th parkrun milestone.
  • Helen Hathaway achieved her 50th parkrun milestone. She began running here in January 2018 and has completed 36 of those runs at Chippenham
  •  Alison Shaw achieved her 50th parkrun milestone. She began running here in January 2015 and has completed all 50 here at Chippenham.
  • Kevin Bates achieved his 50th parkrun milestone. Kevin began running here in June 2017 and has completed all 50 here at Chippenham

Many thanks to the fabulous 22 Hi-Viz heroes without whom we could not run the event:

Heather PERRY • Pete CAMPBELL • Victoria ALLISON • Ollie CAMPBELL • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Alyson BRYANT • Jeff KIRK • Neil BENTLEY • Nicola JAMES • Nicola LOWTHER • Conor MC GARRY • Jules PEARSON • Rita LINDSAY • Rachel COLLINS • Megan HUGHES • Celia STEVENS • Nicola JOHNSON • Roger SMITH • Naomi COURTENAY • Ben WILLIAMS • David WEALES

Sadly there were no photographs from todays parkrun.

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

The female record is held by Amy CHALK who recorded a time of 18:43 on 20th December 2014 (event number 34).
The male record is held by Simon NOTT who recorded a time of 15:19 on 4th May 2019 (event number 260).
The Age Grade course record is held by Diana DEE who recorded 87.74% (19:51) on 27th October 2018 (event number 232).

Chippenham parkrun started on 12th April 2014. Since then 7,971 participants have completed 43,995 parkruns covering a total distance of 219,975 km, including 7,755 new Personal Bests. A total of 595 individuals have volunteered 6,292 times

 

 

Chippenham parkrun Event 273

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 273
10th August 2019

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This week 185 people ran, jogged and walked the course in the cold and wet! We welcomed 11 first timers to parkrun and we welcomed 26 visitors from other parkruns (Peterborough, Bushey Park, Rugby, Mile End, Bromley, Hampstead Heath, Swindon, Northallerton, Ashton Court, Durham, Newbury, Bath, Cambridge and Winchester). The wind and rain put paid to many runners hopes of getting a PB, however, 18 managed to record new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

One of the first timers included Julia from Germany who had never heard of parkrun, but will be looking to see if she has one locally when she returns.

The event was made possible by 21 fabulous volunteers:

Heather PERRY • Victoria ALLISON • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Lucy JIWA • Nigel WALLS • Jeff KIRK • Kirsty NUTTALL • Valerie LIGHT • Jules PEARSON • Becky O'BRIEN • Teresa GARDNER • Rachel BELCHER • Rita LINDSAY • Rachel COLLINS • Philip AKERMAN • John BELCHER • Richard MORTEN • Jackie MORRIS • Imogen WILLGRESS • David WEALES

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Photos courtesy of John Belcher can be found here

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

The female record is held by Amy CHALK who recorded a time of 18:43 on 20th December 2014 (event number 34).
The male record is held by Simon NOTT who recorded a time of 15:19 on 4th May 2019 (event number 260).
The Age Grade course record is held by Diana DEE who recorded 87.74% (19:51) on 27th October 2018 (event number 232).

Chippenham parkrun started on 12th April 2014. Since then 7,947 participants have completed 43,778 parkruns covering a total distance of 218,890 km, including 7,730 new Personal Bests. A total of 592 individuals have volunteered 6,269 times.

 

Chippenham parkrun Event 272

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 272
3rd August 2019

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Despite the poor weather forecast 235 people tumbled out of bed to run, jog and walk the course. We welcomed 11 first timers to parkrun and 22 visitors from other parkruns (Leicester, Ashton Court, Oxford, Brighton, Norwich and Pollock Park). The ground conditions were excellent and the addition of good quality pacers paved the way for 41 runners to record new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

3 runners achieved parkrun milestones this week;

Congratulations to Sam Barton who achieved his 100th parkrun milestone. Sam began running here in July 2015 and has completed 81 of the 100 here at Chippenham.

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Congratulations also go to Mike Woodhams for achieving his 50th parkrun milestone. Mike began running here in August 2017 and has completed 48 of the 50 here at Chippenham.

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Congratulations also go out to Reece Prescott for attending his 10th junior parkrun milestone. 

We also welcomed staff from Rowden Surgery as part of our parkrun practice initiative. They will be making an appearance on a monthly basis.

Many thanks to our 30 wonderful volunteers;

Heather PERRY • Vicky HENDERSON • Alison MORRISON • Caroline PALMER • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Philip MARSHALL • Gary IBBOTSON • India IBBOTSON • Tom ALLEN • Kirsty NUTTALL • Sadie IBBOTSON • Jim PEARSON • Jules PEARSON • Teresa GARDNER • Rita LINDSAY • Steve POMFRET • Emilia HUMPHREY • Simon EDEN • Sheryl HUMPHREY • Celia STEVENS • Sarah ALDERSON • Philip AKERMAN • Andy MORRIS • John BELCHER • Nicola JOHNSON • Clive NUTTALL • Mariah MEAD • David WEALES • Fiona HALPIN

Photos courtesy of John Belcher can be found here

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

The female record is held by Amy CHALK who recorded a time of 18:43 on 20th December 2014 (event number 34).
The male record is held by Simon NOTT who recorded a time of 15:19 on 4th May 2019 (event number 260).
The Age Grade course record is held by Diana DEE who recorded 87.74% (19:51) on 27th October 2018 (event number 232).

Chippenham parkrun started on 12th April 2014. Since then 7,910 participants have completed 43,593 parkruns covering a total distance of 217,965 km, including 7,712 new Personal Bests. A total of 591 individuals have volunteered 6,248 times.

 

TuTu parkrun Dedicated to the memory of Lucy Jillings

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 271
27th July 2019

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Todays parkrun was dedicated to the memory of Lucy Jillings. Lucy was a regular parkrunner here from May 2014 and was a founder member of the annual July tutu parkrun. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer late 2015 and sadly passed away in November 2017. In 2016 Lucys friends began to fundraise for Lucys chosen charity Pancreatic Cancer UK and at Chippenham parkrun we used the Tutu run to fundraise for her as well. To date Lucy's friends (including us) have raised over £13,000.

Lucy was loved by everyone, she had a smile that would light up a room. She loved running and was a real parkrun evangelist. She wasn't focused on getting a PB for herself and could often be found encouraging and running along with the steadier runners towards the back. She was also an avid volunteer, even when she was really unwell. Whilst she was fit and well for the first Tutu run her health began to decline for the 2nd and 3rd one. Lucy was very brave and didn't have much energy whilst she was  undergoing treatment but she was absolutely determined to take part in these events. She was assisted around the course in 2016 and 2017 by her entourage of loyal friends and she summoned the strength to run the last few metres and cross the line unaided at both events. Photo below is 2017 courtesy of Martin Light.

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We are delighted to announce that we raised £605 which included the online donations, this is a fabulous amount of money and you are an amazing bunch of people for donating to such a good cause. Lucy would have been chuffed to bits!

This week we had our second highest attendance which saw 372 people run, jog and walk the course, of whom 26 were first timers to parkrun and 47 were visitors from other parkruns (). Despite the large number of people 58 runners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

We also saw a number of milestone achievements this week.

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Up first we have Julia Maddocks who achieved her 250 parkrun milestone. Julia was new to running when she ran the inaugural parkrun back in 2014 and is the first person from Chippenham to achieve the 250 (there are others who have achieved 250 but they came to Chippenham from other parkruns) She has also volunteered a very impressive 129 times, most of these are because she and her family are there at the crack of dawn setting up the course so that you know which way to run!

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Next we have Steve Bollen who achieved his 100th parkrun milestone. He has been running here since July 17 and has completed all 100 parkruns here at Chippenham.

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Next we have Ed Tristram who has achieved his 100th parkrun milestone. Ed has been running here since December 2016 and has completed 90 of the 100 here at Chippenham.

Congratulations to Claire Marshall, a visitor from Wycombe Rye who completed her 50th parkrun.

Finally Jakub Callinan achieved his 10th (jnr) parkrun milestone.

We also welcomed some fabulous runners from Corsham Running Club who were graduating from the beginners couch to 5K.

Many thanks to he fabulous volunteers. They are;

Heather PERRY • Jim RUDGE • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Lucy JIWA • India IBBOTSON • Gail MARTIN • Amy BREWARD • Daryl ARCHER • Travis ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Valerie LIGHT • Sadie IBBOTSON • Molly-May GOSWELL • Jules PEARSON • Phil HAYWARD • Marion WILDING • Rita LINDSAY • Pixi Boo NICKLESS-MOONEY • John BELCHER • Roger SMITH • Mariah MEAD • Lynn JARVIE • David CURRY • David WEALES

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Here are some of my favourite photos from today courtesy of John Belcher

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More photos from John can be found here.

See you all next week!

Jules

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

The female record is held by Amy CHALK who recorded a time of 18:43 on 20th December 2014 (event number 34).
The male record is held by Simon NOTT who recorded a time of 15:19 on 4th May 2019 (event number 260).
The Age Grade course record is held by Diana DEE who recorded 87.74% (19:51) on 27th October 2018 (event number 232).

Chippenham parkrun started on 12th April 2014. Since then 7,877 participants have completed 43,358 parkruns covering a total distance of 216,790 km, including 7,671 new Personal Bests. A total of 586 individuals have volunteered 6,218 times.

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