Event number 300
1st February 2020
2121 days since Chippenham parkrun’s 1st event on 12th April 2014, on 1st February 2020, we ran, walked and jogged our 300th!
Over the 299 events before this one, 8794 runners have returned to Chippenham parkrun an average of 5.7 times meaning we have timed 49,773 parkruns across our finish line.
Now there’s a statistic …. Could we celebrate our 50,000th coming over the line today?
Of course we could!
Maisie Lewendon who usually runs at Royal Tunbridge Wells parkrun was in fact our 50,000th finisher and was delighted to win the box of chocolates as she finished!
Congratulations to Sarah Barker who became our 3rd ‘home’ Chippenham parkrunner to run her 250th parkrun!
Since discovering parkrun tourism and with Melksham parkrun opening close to her in 2017, we still enjoy Sarah’s company at Chippenham on special occasions. She has completed 132 parkruns at Chippenham, volunteered 41 times and visited 39 different locations!
Congratulations too to Daniel Leithall and Sophia Hunt who both completed their 10th parkrun! Sophia has visited 4 different parkruns, completing 6 runs at Chippenham. Daniel has completed all of his at Chippenham. Both got a PB today – Brilliant!
Running his 760th parkrun at Chippenham parkrun was Darren Wood, this is the most parkruns run by anyone in the world …. Amazing!
From there to the firsts … we welcomed The Gough’s Gallopers who graduated their 10week Couch to 5k programme with us – they were some of the 31 First Timers, of which 13 were completing their first ever parkrun.
We welcomed tourists from Medina, IOW; Boston, Lincolnshire; Cheltenham; Birkenhead; Brueton; Chipping Sodbury; Wales; Devon; Andover.
Thankyou to the 35 volunteers today including our 11 fantastic pacers.
In another 2121 days, it will be Saturday November 22, 2025 – see you all on Chippenham parkrun #600!
This week 272 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:
Sarah ALDERSON, Daryl ARCHER, Giles ARCHER, Selby ARCHER, Travis ARCHER, Karen BAKER, Daniel BEAN, John BELCHER, Alyson BRYANT, Dougal CAMPBELL, John GILL, Emma HALEY, Craig HALLETT, Jacqueline HALLETT, Lisa HENZL, John HIGGINS, Chris HUNT, Darren JEFFORD, Rita LINDSAY, David MACKIE, Julia MADDOCKS, Ian MOORE, Andy MORRIS, Fiona NEWMAN, Andrew NICHOLSON, Heather PERRY, Alastair PIDGEON, Steve POMFRET, Edward SATCHELL, Martine SMEULDERS, Stewart UNSWORTH, Lindsay VEEVERS, John WARINER, David WEALES
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 8,825 participants have completed 50,045 parkruns covering a total distance of 250,225 km, including 8,485 new Personal Bests. A total of 649 individuals have volunteered 7,005 times.