Chippenham parkrun is cancelled on 30 May 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Chippenham parkrun Event 299

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 299
25th January 2020

This week 226 people ran, jogged and walked the course. We welcomed 12 first timers to parkrun and 13 visitors from other parkruns. 42 recorded new Personal Bests.

Congratulations to Mark Barnett for achieving his 50th parkrun milestone. Mark began running here in July 2014 and has completed 46 of the 50 here at Chippenham. Mark has also volunteered for both the 5k and the Chippenham jnr parkrun.

Congratulations also go to Jake Proctor and Michael John Else for completing their 10 junior parkrun milestone.

Many thanks to this weeks volunteers, without whom todays event could not have taken place.

 

In memory of Helen

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 298
18th January 2020

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 Todays tutu parkrun is dedicated to the memory of Helen Stevens. We welcomed Helens friends and family who were taking part today. Helen began running here in September 2014 but in 2017 she was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. In May of 2018 she contacted me because she felt guilty for not being able to volunteer for a while. She told me that the reason for this was because  she had set herself a goal to achieve 60 parkruns by her 60th birthday. At that point she had only completed 29 parkruns, she told me that she knew it would be a challenge and would leave little room for movement and certainly would not allow for any cancellations due to bad weather! She executed her plan to perfection, she was driven and determined to achieve her goal and so on her 60th birthday (19th January 2019) she completed her 60th parkrun and celebrated her achievement in true runners style - with plenty of cake. Sadly Helen passed away a few weeks later.

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It was an icy start but this week 273 people ran, jogged and walked the course. We welcomed 12 first timers to parkrun and 13 visitors from other parkruns. 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to Gerard Howell for achieving his 100th parkrun milestone. Gerard began running here on event number 2 back in April 2014 and has completed 84 of the 100 here at Chippenham.

Congratulations go to John Belcher for achieving 100 volunteering stints as a photographer for parkrun - 97 of those were here at Chippenham. Many thanks for all of the photos since 2017 - and the time that is takes to process and load them!

Congratulations also go to Erika Masna. Erika began running here in September 2014 and has completed 38 of the 50 here at Chippenham.

Many thanks to the amazing 23 volunteers:

Heather PERRY • Andrew NICHOLSON • Kirsty NUTTALL • Daryl ARCHER • Travis ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Valerie LIGHT • Melissa HOLLEY • Mark SMITH • Jules PEARSON • Edward SATCHELL • Rita LINDSAY • Nigel SHIRES • Celia STEVENS • Marie FOX • John BELCHER • Richard MORTEN • Clive NUTTALL • Mariah MEAD • David WEALES • Suzanne MACDONALD

Many thanks to John Belcher for this weeks photos they can be found here

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 8,769 participants have completed 49,547 parkruns covering a total distance of 247,735 km, including 8,407 new Personal Bests. A total of 644 individuals have volunteered 6,945 times.

 

Chippenham parkrun Event 297

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 297
11th January 2020

Chippenham Harriers

This week there was a takeover at Chippenham parkrun by the Chippenham Harriers. The Chair of the Harriers Kirsty was the guest RD for the day and did a marvelous job. The majority of the volunteers were Harriers and club members turned out in force, there was a sea of blue and white runners interspersed with the regular parkrunners.  295 people ran, jogged and walked the course. We welcomed 24 first timers to parkrun and 16 visitors from other parkruns. 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

Only one milestone this week and that was Kai Mc Garry who achieved his 50th parkrun milestone. He began running here in September 14 and has completed 29 of the 50 here at Chippenham.

Many thanks to Chippenham Harriers and the wonderful 35 volunteers who helped stage the event:

Katherine BROOMFIELD • Kate CHECCHIA • Heather PERRY • Victoria ALLISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Andrew CRAVEN • Lucy JIWA • Martin LIGHT • Adrian SWEETMAN • Julie TRUDGEON • Rohaise DES VOEUX • Leigh MARTIN • Elizabeth BARNETT • Nicola JAMES • Chris OAKLEY • Valerie LIGHT • Kirsty-Ann MURPHY • Rachel BEEK • Ian MOORE • Jules PEARSON • Becky O'BRIEN • Dawn JORDAN • Rita LINDSAY • Victoria CASTLE • Dougal CAMPBELL • Sam NEALE • Beverley FLESHER • Lisa HENZL • Richard FLESHER • Celia STEVENS • John BELCHER • Julia COOK • David WEALES • Alastair PIDGEON • Suzanne MACDONALD

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

Next week we have our winter tutu run in memory of Helen Stevens, time to get that tutu out, dust it off and wear it next week.

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 8,744 participants have completed 49,274 parkruns covering a total distance of 246,370 km, including 8,368 new Personal Bests. A total of 644 individuals have volunteered 6,922 times.

 

Chippenham parkrun Event 296

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 296
4th January 2020

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This week 281 people ran, jogged and walked the course, we welcomed 19 first timers to parkrun and 22 tourists from other parkruns. 19 people recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to John Hillman for achieving his 100th parkrun milestone. John began running here in Nov 17 and has completed 96 of the 100 here at Chippenham.

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Congratulations to John Feerick for achieving his 50th parkrun milestone. John began running here on New Years Day 2016 and has completed 31 of the 50 here at Chippenham. 

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Last but not least congratulations go to Mark Hamill for achieving his 50th parkrun milestone. Mark began running here in May 18 and has completed 43 of the 50 here at Chippenham.

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The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Heather PERRY • James TRISTRAM • Jim RUDGE • Victoria ALLISON • Chris HUNT • Andrew NICHOLSON • Sukie HEADLEY • Lindsay VEEVERS • Lucy JIWA • John WARINER • Tom ALLEN • Rohan ARCHER • Daryl ARCHER • Travis ARCHER • Selby ARCHER • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Jules PEARSON • Rachel BELCHER • Mark POWELL • Ed TRISTRAM • Edward SATCHELL • Rita LINDSAY • Steve POMFRET • Dougal CAMPBELL • Nigel SHIRES • Celia STEVENS • Sarah ALDERSON • John BELCHER • Juliette HATT • Joe HATT • Kate STEWART • David WEALES • Suzanne MACDONALD

Many thanks to John 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 8,704 participants have completed 48,979 parkruns covering a total distance of 244,895 km, including 8,344 new Personal Bests. A total of 639 individuals have volunteered 6,887 times

 

New Years Day 2020

Chippenham parkrun
Event number 295
1st January 2020

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Happy New Year! If you have been paying attention over the last 5 years you may remember that I deliver the New Years Day runners brief in rhyme. Steve Pomfret has continued with the prose and very kindly written the news report in rhyme;

It's January 1st, and its parkrun day.
So quite please, let Jules have her say.
Tourists came from far and near.
After seeing the map, their route was clear.
Today the briefing was given in rhyme.
The second field's muddy, a warning of grime.
We celebrated milestones, then welcomed first timers.
And enthusiastically applauded our lovely volunteers.
PBs were unlikely, although some would try.
Please stay to the left, let the fast runners by.
And so to the start.... And off we go.
Lots of parkrunners (437), it might be a bit slow.
So what's our story of the run?
Despite the mud it was great fun.
As I get older, I get slow.
Maybe Canicross is the way to go?
My wife was last,  bringing up the rear.
She was a Tailwalker, let's make that clear.
Two laps of the park and two of the mud,
You'll enjoy it more than you thought you could.
Into the funnel,  and collect your token.
Please get it scanned or the results will be broken.
Now wait for an email, or maybe a text.
And think about parkrun and where you'll go next
Thank you Steve. Now for some stats;
We had a not quite record-breaking but still a bumper 437 people hop, skipping and jumping round the course. We welcomed 21 first timers to the world of parkrun and 78 visitors from other parkruns. Despite the large numbers 43 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

Well done to all of the runners who completed the double (Melksham and Southwick)

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Congratulations to Brian Dubrie for achieving his 100th parkrun milestone. Brian began running here in August 2015 and has completed 93 of the 100 here at Chippenham.

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Congratulations also go to Ed Harper for achieving his 100th parkrun. Ed began running here at our inaugural in 2014 and has completed 54 of these here at Chippenham.

Congratulations also go to Luke Jones and Joel Mead for achieving their 10th junior milestone.

Finally congratulations to out lovely Duke of Edinburgh volunteer Mariah who achieved her 25th volunteering session. I look forward to seeing you in purple.

Many thanks to the 29 fabulous volunteers that made this event happen:

Natalie THOMPSON • Victoria ALLISON • Neil ADDISON • Andrew NICHOLSON • Amy BREWARD • Kirsty NUTTALL • Nicola JAMES • John GILL • Julia MADDOCKS • Giles ARCHER • Michelle COVENEY • Jules PEARSON • Caz NOAKES • Steve BOLLEN • Brett CEAZAR • Alan JONES • Joanne CRACKNELL • Rita LINDSAY • Gillian BRIMSON • Steve POMFRET • Dougal CAMPBELL • Stanley SIMPSON • Angela POMFRET • John BELCHER • Roger SMITH • Mariah MEAD • Kate STEWART • David WEALES • Suzanne MACDONALD

Many thanks to John Belcher for this weeks photos which 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 8,663 participants have completed 48,698 parkruns covering a total distance of 243,490 km, including 8,325 new Personal Bests. A total of 639 individuals have volunteered 6,850 times