Chippenham parkrun Event 135

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 135
10th December 2016



We're off! Thank you Michael Brimson for this photo.

113 runners joined us today including tourists from Cardiff, Cambridge, Bristol, Southampton and South Africa and one first time parkrunner.  Happy Birthday to Lindsay Veevers.

Congratulations to Sarah Barker who was doing her 25th volunteer today, another Tshirt to add to her milestone parkrun collection.  Volunteers are always welcome so drop an Email to if you would like to help in the coming weeks. Thank you to all our volunteers this week.


Thank you to Lisa and Charlie from the Nordic walkers who joined us  this week.  They will be back again soon if you want to have a go.

As keen parkrunners you will be pleased to know there are some extra parkruns happening over the Christmas break.  As well as our usual Saturday runs, we have special events on Christmas Day and New Years Day.  New Years Day is a later start at 10.30 which means an opportunity to run at one of the local 9am parkruns, two parkruns in one day!

Now for the data from today's run:

Male placings:
Lindsey PARRY (VM35-39) of Fourways Roadrunners, was first over the line in 18:31 - first appearance.
Rohan ARCHER (JM15-17) of Chippenham Harriers Youth, was second over the line in 18:55 - was first to finish once before.
Chris LOMAS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:19 (PB).

Female placings:
Anna MOON (SW25-29) of San Domenico RC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 21:00 - first appearance.
Julie TRUDGEON (VW50-54) of Chippenham Harriers, was second (41st overall) over the line in 24:44 - was first to finish once before.
Karen VERGOTTINI (VW45-49) of Chippenham Harriers, was third (42nd overall) over the line in 24:52.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Gary HUGHES (VM50-54) was graded 77.26% for the time 19:34 (5th overall).
Rohan ARCHER (JM15-17) was graded 73.57% for the time 18:55 (second overall).
Lindsey PARRY (VM35-39) was graded 73.18% for the time 18:31 (first overall).

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Steve BOLLEN (Unattached) 2351 pts.
Sam BARTON (Calne RC) 2019 pts.
Bradley BECK (Unattached) 1961 pts.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Julie BEAN (Unattached) 2685 pts.
Karen VERGOTTINI (Chippenham Harriers) 2344 pts.
Helen GIBBS (Chippenham Harriers) 2254 pts.

Chippenham parkrun started on 12th April 2014, and since then 3,770 different runners, including participants from 335 athletics clubs, have completed 17,157 runs covering a total distance of 85,785 km, and there have been 3,512 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Amy CHALK who ran in a time of18:43 on 20th December 2014.
The male record is held by Simon NOTT who ran in a time of 15:51 on 27th September 2014.
The Age Grade course record is held by Mike DOOLEY who recorded a 84.48% run (17:11) on 7th February 2015.

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

Well done to all our runners today, particularly the 14 runners who set new PBs.  Have a great week.  See you next Saturday.  Julie