The one with spooky goings on!

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 321
30th October 2021

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There were some spooky goings on in the park this morning! Grisly ghouls emerged from their grisly tombs and found their way into the park for the Halloween parkrun.

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The presence of the witches, grim reapers and ghouls encouraged some runners to run super fast and 6 runners managed to achieve new PBs In total there were 133 creatures that ran, jogged and walked the course. We welcomed 7 first timers to parkrun and 16 visitors from other parkruns. Pete was RD today and did a marvellous job of keeping the Zombie brides away from their next victims!

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The event was made possible by 25 fantastic volunteers:

Pete CAMPBELL • Peter MC GARRY • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Alyson BRYANT • Alan JONES • Martin LIGHT • Mark CARTER • Rohan ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Valerie LIGHT • Lin COX • Julie BEAN • Jules PEARSON • Rita LINDSAY • Jake STEPHENS • John BELCHER • Matthew PENTECOST • Jane HOLLOWAY • Rob WERRAN • David WEALES • Mark A V JEYASINGH • Helen BLAKEY

Thanks to John Belcher for this weeks photos which can be found here 

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Have a great week! See you all for more 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 Jacky BALFOUR who recorded 89.62% (21:21) on 30th October 2021 (event number 321).

Chippenham parkrun started on 12th April 2014. Since then 9,435 participants have completed 54,206 parkruns covering a total distance of 271,030 km, including 9,094 new Personal Bests. A total of 703 individuals have volunteered 7,570 times.

 

What a start to the day though, the rain may have kept some people at home but we still had plenty of runners and walkers turning out to get their run around the park in, including several enjoying the chance to dress up for Halloween "</p
 

The one where Lin reaches her 250th parkrun milestone

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 320
23rd October 2021

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A big congratulations to Lin Cox for achieving her 250th parkrun milestone. Lin has been running here since June 2014 and has completed 45 parkruns here. Lin actually lives near to another parkrun but she travels here by public transport because she likes our little parkrun! She is also a big supporter of Chippenham juniors as well. If she isn't running here or touring she is volunteering and she has volunteered an amazing 125 times - well done Lin!

Julia was the RD this week and the conditions seemed to be perfect for 31 runners this morning who achieved new PBs. In total there were 169 runners who ran, jogged and walked their way around the course. We welcomed 5 first timers to parkrun and 20 visitors from other parkruns.

Thank you to the 34 fabulous volunteers who made the event possible:

Ollie GARROD • Anthony James MCCARTHY • Paul EDNEY • Peter MC GARRY • Neil ADDISON • Maisie Rose MCCARTHY • Andrew NICHOLSON • Alan JONES • Martin LIGHT • Julia MADDOCKS • Valerie LIGHT • Jules PEARSON • John PARKER • Rachel BELCHER • Lottie BELCHER • Amy CRUICKSHANK • Ben CRUICKSHANK • Marion WILDING • Rory SCOTT • Toby STANISLAUS • Matt PENTON • Jake STEPHENS • Peter FOX • Marie FOX • Nicola JOHNSON • Jen STANISLAUS • Matthew PENTECOST • Matthew WAITE • Luis MARTIN • Imogen WILLGRESS • Rick LAW • Martin HALL • Susannah BENNETT • Harriet BENNETT

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 9,412 participants have completed 54,073 parkruns covering a total distance of 270,365 km, including 9,088 new Personal Bests. A total of 703 individuals have volunteered 7,545 times

 

 

 

The one with no milestones

 Chippenham parkrun
Event number 319
16th October 2021

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Giles was in the hot seat this week and welcomes 173 people to the event to run, jog and walk the course. 32 super speedy runners achieved a PB, 16 were first timers to Chippenham and 9 were first timers to parkrun.

Interestingly there were no milestone achievements at Chippenham this week.

There were 33 fabulous volunteers who made the event possible - they were:

Lisa MCCARTHY • Zoe BUTTERWORTH • Maisie Rose MCCARTHY • Andrew NICHOLSON • Martin LIGHT • Ashley COLE • Rohan ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Valerie LIGHT • Julie BEAN • Jules PEARSON • Rachel BELCHER • Lottie BELCHER • Amy CRUICKSHANK • Ben CRUICKSHANK • Marion WILDING • Mark PRENTICE • David GEARING • Matt PENTON • Peter FOX • Marie FOX • Nicola JOHNSON • Matthew PENTECOST • Luis MARTIN • Kate STEWART • Rob WERRAN • David WEALES • Rick LAW • Liam COLE • Susannah BENNETT • Harriet BENNETT

Many thanks to Rachel Belcher for this weeks photos which 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 9,387 participants have completed 53,904 parkruns covering a total distance of 269,520 km, including 9,057 new Personal Bests. A total of 698 individuals have volunteered 7,511 times.

Many thanks to Rachel Belcher for this weeks photos which can be found here
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The one with the Marathonners!

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 318
9th October 2021

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Its that time of year when you dress for the cold but the sun comes out in all of its glory and it was hot! There were 214 'glowing' faces crossing the finish line in the (almost) tropical weather today. 38 of those runners achieved a PB, 6 were first timers to parkrun and 28 were visiting from other parkruns.
Last weekend a number of our runners took part in the London Marathon and the Virtual London Marathon and the field was awash with orange tshirts. Many thanks to Rachel Belcher for this weeks photos - including the one above of her son George who ran the marathon and raised money for the the Sailors Society. He also managed to get a parkrun PB! Here are a few more marathon runners including the lovely Julia who was todays RD;
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Two of the runners achieved their 50th parkrun milestone today;
Rosemary Vinden began running here in March 2019 and has completed all 50 parkruns here at Chippenham.
Anne Butterworth began running here in September 2015 and has completed 47 parkruns here at Chippenham.

 

For the second week running we have had reports that people are still spitting. As per brief there is to be no Spitting - not at the start, the middle or the end. It is disgusting, unnecessary and no one wants to see it.
Please also be considerate of our Monkton Park neighbours when parking. The vast majority of local residents don't mind at all when parkrunners (or gym users, school pickups etc) avoid the parking charges and park on nearby roads, they are used to it! Please DO park considerately - a point raised this weekend was that cars were parked on both sides of the road and an emergency vehicle would not have been able to get through the gap
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Finally, a reminder that we don't have sole use of the park. Do look out for other parkusers, shout Good Morning when passing, give them space and give way when necessary.

Thanks to the fabulous  22 volunteers who helped us to run the event they were:

Lisa MCCARTHY • Maisie Rose MCCARTHY • Andrew NICHOLSON • Alyson BRYANT • Gary IBBOTSON • Nicola JAMES • Julian DANTON • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Valerie LIGHT • Julie BEAN • Jules PEARSON • Rachel BELCHER • Lottie BELCHER • Benedict COLLINS • Jake STEPHENS • Richard MORTEN • Matthew PENTECOST • Kate STEWART • David WEALES • Rick LAW • Genevieve COLLINS

See you all bright and early for next weeks 5K

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 9,343 participants have completed 53,517 parkruns covering a total distance of 267,585 km, including 8,987 new Personal Bests. A total of 693 individuals have volunteered 7,474 times.

 

Wetter than an otters pocket!

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 317
2nd October 2021

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Chris was the run director this week - and brought with him the rain! Chris is the longest serving member of the team, he was part of the original team that worked hard to set up Chippenham parkrun.

We have now entered Autumn a new season brings new challenges - slippery when wet! Not only do the leaves make the run downhill very interesting - the rain is turning the meadow into the muddy meadow!
Our timekeepers did especially well - it's a challenge timekeeping on the phone app with raindrops trying to time some runners over the line too! Many thanks to this weeks volunteers - without you we wound not have a parkun - especially in this weather!
Congratulations to this week's milestones:
50 - Andrew Nicholls - Andrew has completed all 50 of his parkruns with us at Chippenham  starting with us in February 2017
50 - Darren Moth - Darren celebrated his 50th with a PB! Darren has completed 46 of his 50 parkruns at Chippenham parkrun and has run at a total of 4 different events. He started with us on 11/11/2017.
Many thanks to John Belcher for this weeks fabulous photos which can be found here
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Well done to all of our runners - see you all again soon
Jules
 

Volunteers are getting younger!

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 316
25th September 2021

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This week we saw 185 people run, jog and walk the course, of whom 36 were first timers to Chippenham and 8 were first timers to the world of parkrun and 27 runners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.
Congratulations to this week's milestones - starting with the 100 milestones:
1. Sean Dennien has been running here at Chippenham since event number 1 on 12th April 2014, he has completed all 100 parkruns here - now thats what I call loyalty!
2. Kerry Stringer has made Chippenham her new home in recent weeks having completed the majority of her 100 parkruns at Andover.
3. Darren Bayliss achieved his 50th parkrun milestone, he completed most of these at Melksham.

Thanks to the fabulously wonderful 31 volunteers who helped at todays event:

Andrew NICHOLSON • Gary IBBOTSON • Martin LIGHT • Louise COLE • Jeff KIRK • Nicola JAMES • Rohan ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Valerie LIGHT • Julie BEAN • Jules PEARSON • Rachel BELCHER • Rachel COLLINS • Lisa HENZL • Matt PENTON • Jake STEPHENS • Megan HUGHES • Celia STEVENS • Peter FOX • Richard MORTEN • Matthew PENTECOST • Joe HATT • Luis MARTIN • Kate STEWART • Alastair PIDGEON • Helen BLAKEY • Rick LAW • Liam COLE • Amalie ROMAIN

Have a great week of running!

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 9,329 participants have completed 53,348 parkruns covering a total distance of 266,740 km, including 8,961 new Personal Bests. A total of 687 individuals have volunteered 7,421 times.

 

There is a(nother) new RD in town!

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 315
18th September 2021

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This week we saw parkrun stalwart Julian Danton complete his first stint as run director. Julian has been running here and the other side of the world (Australia) since April 2014 having completed 158 parkruns in total - 90 of those were in Chippenham and 54 at Albert parkrun in Melbourne. Today he also managed to achieve his 25th Volunteer milestone as well. Welcome to the team Julian!

186 people jumped out of bed and ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 blooming marvellous volunteers:

Zoe BUTTERWORTH • Vicky HENDERSON • Chris HUNT • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Alan JONES • Aaron LAWS • Jeff KIRK • Julian DANTON • Julia MADDOCKS • Valerie LIGHT • Mark SMITH • Jules PEARSON • Rachel BELCHER • Rachel COLLINS • Rachel DUFFETT • Vincent SIMPSON • Nigel SHIRES • Helen ARBER • Peter FOX • John BELCHER • Matthew PENTECOST • Jane HOLLOWAY • Kate STEWART • Erica BRADBURY • David WEALES • Terry BRIMBLE

Congratulations to this week's milestones: There were 3 milestones today - all of which were juniors achieving their 10th parkrun milestone. They were - Daniel Phelps, Millie Stratton and Ryan Fell
Many thanks to John Belcher for this weeks photos - more can be found here
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Have a great 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 9,293 participants have completed 53,163 parkruns covering a total distance of 265,815 km, including 8,934 new Personal Bests. A total of 684 individuals have volunteered 7,390 times.

 

The week we had some exciting news….

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 312
28th August 2021

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This week we found out that there is going to be some changes to the  Milestone T-Shirts. In summary:T-shirts will cost £15 incl postage, all over the world. You may order additional/replacement T-shirts once you have qualified. This is a game changer especially for children who grow out of theirs! Child sizes will now be available in all T-shirts. There will be a new Milestone T-Shirt of 25 to match the Volunteer 25.

And {drumroll} .......There will be new Volunteer T-shirts to match each of the Milestone T-Shirts, ie: junior10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500. Some changes will be phased in, the parkrun community is a big one and everything can't be available for everyone all at the same time!

So back to this week it was lovely to see some of our regulars achieve their long awaited milestone shirts.

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A very big congratulations to;

David Gearing and Jim Rudge for achieving their 100th parkrun milestone
Chris Ferris for completing 50 parkruns
Sophie Maxwell for achieving her 10th junior parkrun milestone.

Pete was in charge this week where 197 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests.

Many thanks to the 25 superstar volunteers - without whom we could not put on the event:

Pete CAMPBELL • Ollie CAMPBELL • Neil ADDISON • Mike JONES • Andrew NICHOLSON • Alan JONES • Jeff KIRK • Julia MADDOCKS • Julie BEAN • Jules PEARSON • Rachel BELCHER • Candace BURGESS • Rita LINDSAY • Cerys JONES • Lisa HENZL • Megan HUGHES • Celia STEVENS • John BELCHER • Richard MORTEN • Matthew PENTECOST • Madison BURGESS • Kate STEWART • Rob WERRAN • David WEALES • Alastair PIDGEON

A big thanks to John Belcher and Candace Burgess for the photos;

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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 9,189 participants have completed 52,515 parkruns covering a total distance of 262,575 km, including 8,812 new Personal Bests. A total of 675 individuals have volunteered 7,298 times

 

The one with no milestones

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 311
21st August 2021

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I am sure it has happened before -  but I dont remember when - a week without milestones!

During our 'little' parkrun break we have managed to bag ourselves a couple of new run directors. Julia is no stranger to regular runners here and has in fact been a run director twice - where she has stepped in at the last minute to cover the role (2017 and 2020). We have now managed to persuade her to make this a regular thing and were delighted when she said yes! So today marked her first official run director role - and she did a marvellous job managing the 196 people who shook off their duvets and headed into the park to run, jog and walk the course. We welcomed 5 new members to the parkrun family and 23 visitors to Chippenham. The conditions were perfect for 34 runners who managed to record new Personal Bests.

Many thanks to the wonderful 21 volunteers who helped us to stage the event today:

Neil ADDISON • Mike JONES • Andrew NICHOLSON • David MACKIE • Jeff KIRK • Nicola JAMES • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Emma HALEY • Sue MACKIE • Jules PEARSON • Rachel BELCHER • Rita LINDSAY • Cerys JONES • Dougal CAMPBELL • Celia STEVENS • Laura MARLOW • Matthew PENTECOST • Luis MARTIN • David WEALES

Many thanks to Rachel Belcher for this weeks photos:

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Have a great 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 9,162 participants have completed 52,318 parkruns covering a total distance of 261,590 km, including 8,765 new Personal Bests. A total of 673 individuals have volunteered 7,273 times.

 

What a Nutter!

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 305
7th March 2020

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While Chippenham parkrun has been a constant amongst a few weeks of variation and cancellations in the meteorological and parkrun worlds, it was an absolute delight to meet in Monkton Park this Saturday with such a small chance of rain, almost no wind and a little bit of sunshine.

Our second field would still be best described as soft, offering more than 4% additional bounce, though fortunately without much in the way of surprise water features or wind tunnels this week.

It was our monthly pacer week – we had volunteers attempting to help out runners at 24mins, 25mins, 26mins, 27mins, 28mins, 29mins, 30mins and 37mins. This is one of those volunteer roles with so many plusses that when you’ve done it once you’re addicted!
You get:

  • A volunteer and a run credit.
  • A gentler run – or if that doesn’t take your fancy then you get a consistent run at your choice of pace!
  • An opportunity to help runners get a PB as they can use you as a target.
  • To meet runners in a different part of the field than you usually run in. Everyone’s really chatty – for the first field anyway!
  • A different challenge for yourself as you try to get as close to your pacer time as you can – which is a lot easier said than done!

While some of us are pleased at making it through the mud in one piece each week, one of our visitors from Salisbury arrived to run our parkrun dressed as a nut!

Why?

Gina is training to run the London Marathon, to set a Guinness World Record dressed as the Fastest Nut to run the London Marathon. At the same time, she is raising money for Rebuilding Sri Lanka: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ginanutrun

We also welcomed slightly less nutty runners from Clumber Park, Lancing Beach, Preston Park-Brighton, Tooting Common, Cardiff, Oxford and Rotterdam.

This week 196 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Michael BRIGHT • Heather PERRY • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Richard M SMITH • Julie TRUDGEON • Daryl ARCHER • Travis ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Daniel BEAN • Julie BEAN • Jules PEARSON • Glyn CRUICKSHANK • Ben CRUICKSHANK • Edward SATCHELL • Chris MAJOR • Rita LINDSAY • Angela POMFRET • Sarah ALDERSON • Philip AKERMAN • Peter FOX • Rob WOODS • John BELCHER • Phil BUNNEY • Imogen WILLGRESS • David WEALES • Suzanne MACDONALD • Lily WAINWRIGHT

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

See you all next week

Julia M

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 8,964 participants have completed 51,090 parkruns covering a total distance of 255,450 km, including 8,564 new Personal Bests. A total of 662 individuals have volunteered 7,127 times.

 

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