Event number 290
7th December 2019
This weeks report comes to you courtesy of Steve Pomfret who was a pacer this week.
A very pleasant, mild and dry, winter’s morning saw 183 runners join us. Chris Hunt welcomed 3 people running their first ever parkrun, and 17 visitors taking part in their first Chippenham parkrun. On tourist came from Australia. Runners were made aware of some mud in the second field, but overall the course was looking good, and it was a great morning for a parkrun.
This being the first Saturday of the month meant pacers were running to assist other parkrunners, maybe looking for a PB. Thanks to Julia Maddocks who organises the pacers each month, and thanks to all the volunteers who gave it a go and filled the majority of the blue pacer’s bibs.
Pacing isn’t as daunting as it sounds – although to me it’s still a bit more ‘art than science’. But it is great fun, and there is a real feel good about helping other parkrunners. If you want to get even more involved in the ‘family’ that is Chippenham parkrun, why not give pacing a go. You don’t need to be an elite athlete, just choose a time you can comfortably achieve, keep one eye on the time, and the other on the pacer in front who is running one minute faster than you!
This week 19 people achieved a Personal Best.
Congratulations to this week's milestone, Sebastian COPPING who celebrated his 10th parkrun.
Many thanks to the 34 fantastic volunteers who made this event possible
Andrew NICHOLSON • Celia STEVENS • Chris HUNT • Daryl ARCHER • David WEALES • Ed TRISTRAM • Edward SATCHELL • Elizabeth BARNETT • Emma SCOTT • Gareth SQUIRE • Giles ARCHER • Heather PERRY • James BRADBURY • Jeff KIRK • John BELCHER • John PARKER • John WARINER • Jules PEARSON • Julia MADDOCKS • Lindsey NEALE • Mariah MEAD • Mark MCNELIS • Nicola JAMES • Ollie CAMPBELL • Rita LINDSAY • Sam NEALE • Sarah ALDERSON • Sasha BRADBURY • Selby ARCHER • Steve POMFRET • Stuart GIBBS • Travis ARCHER • Valerie LIGHT • Victoria ALLISON
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 8,391 participants have completed 47,253 parkruns covering a total distance of 236,265 km, including 8,224 new Personal Bests.