Event number 234
10th November 2018
We have a brand new and shiny Run Director – step forward Pete Campbell. Pete and his boys (Luke and Ollie) have been running here at Chippenham since April 2014. When our regular course setter-uppers Julia and Giles are defecting (I mean touring!) at other parkruns Pete, Luke and Ollie step in to set up the course for us. Pete did a marvellous job today in his first stint as RD, I am sure you will see more of him over the winter months.
What a bumper week we had this week 227 people popped down to run, jog and walk the course. We welcomed 11 first timers to world of parkrun and we welcomed 15 visitors from other parkruns such as Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Nonsuch, Plymouth, Worcester and Chipping Sodbury.
Many thanks to Calne SMaRTT runnning and Triathlon team for providing the pacers today. I am fairly sure they were responsible for 35 runners smashing their previous times and recording new personal bests.
Congratulations to Helen Stevens (middle of photo below) for achieving her 50th parkrun milestone. Helen started running here in September 2014 and has completed 47 of the 50 runs here at Chippenham. She set herself a goal (I don’t want to spoil it) and she is on track to achieving it in the near future. Keep up the good work Helen I look forward to celebrating your triumph over adversity soon.
Congratulations also go to Jacob Tobin and Oscar Penton for completing their 10th parkrun milestone. Jacob began running here in June this year and has completed all 10 parkruns here at Chippenham. Oscar began running here in August and has also completed all 10 parkruns here at Chippenham.
Many thanks to all of the 26 hi-viz heroes who stepped forward to volunteer this week; Pete CAMPBELL • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Jamie MCBRIEN • Neil BENTLEY • Nicola JAMES • Claire HUNT • James ADAMCZUK • Rohan ARCHER • Daryl ARCHER • Travis ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Daniel BEAN • Julie BEAN • Jules PEARSON • Darren COX • Rachel BELCHER • Mark PRENTICE • Zachary SMITH • Noah SMITH • Rita LINDSAY • Dougal CAMPBELL • Joseph COX • Ben HARRIS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chippenham parkrun Results Page.
A date for your diary Chippenham Darkrun – like parkrun only darker….and not on a Saturday! Wednesday 19th December we are arranging a social run around the course from 18:30. Then we will have a cup of tea to warm up in the 10th hole tea-rooms afterwards. Everyone is welcome head torches are required. We may have some spare ones if you don’t have one.
Hope you all have a great week, see you all next week.
Here are some of my favourite photos from this week courtesy of Rachel Belcher
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 15:22 on 6th May 2017 (event number 158).
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 6,508 participants have completed 35,122 parkruns covering a total distance of 175,610 km, including 6,441 new Personal Bests.
Chippenham parkrun #234 Results can be found on the link below.
Congratulations to Helen Stevens for reaching her 50 run milestone, to Jacob Tobin and Oscar Penton for reaching their 10 run junior milestone.
26 First Timers to Chippenham
11 First Timers to parkrun
Thanks to all the runners and volunteers that made it all possible.