Week 22 Run Report – Amelia Russell

Paying a visit from Banbury…

I marshal most Saturdays at Banbury parkrun but Mummy and Daddy decided we would try Chipping Norton School parkrun today.

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Mummy and me listened carefully to the first timers briefing, there seemed to be lots of first timers and tourists today. The route sounded a little confusing to remember at first but on the course there were lots of orange cones that made it so easy and clear to see where to go as well the wonderful pink marshals to keep us right. Thank you SO much for all the volunteers helping today, especially as the parkrun mornings are getting a bit chillier.

After the first timers briefing we all lined up to start. Well done to the milestones announced today - an impressive 100 milestone and a 25 volunteer milestone. Then at 9am we were off. Mummy and me went at the back to start our run/walk.

My favourite parts were:

  • Running through all the leaves at the back end of the field
  • Running downhill in the forest section – though it was a bit hard on the way back up
  • Getting to each of the orange cones (they charged up my running power)
  • The marshals with their bells, claps and happy faces
  • Beating Mummy at the finish (BEST BIT!)

I would also recommend a visit to Nash’s Bakery for your post parkrun treat. A yummy cake for me to celebrate a big 10 minute PB.

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Thank you for being so welcoming and friendly on my first visit today.

Amelia (little parkrunner)

 

This week 116 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Jessica NEWBOULD • Emma WALKER • Chris BRAY • Adam LAWRENCE • Elizabeth BECKETT • Jane BUTLER • Tracy LAWRENCE • Poppy LAWRENCE • Anna BECKETT • Michael KEDWARD • Simon LLOYD • Mark JESSEY • Amelia RUSSELL • Clare BOOMER • Alisdair COOLEY • Katie MCCREARY • Jane MCINTYRE • Louisa KEYWORTH

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

The female record is held by Naomi MAINI who recorded a time of 20:24 on 7th August 2021 (event number 12).
The male record is held by Joshua HOBBS who recorded a time of 16:41 on 18th September 2021 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded 83.51% (16:59) on 21st August 2021 (event number 14).

Chipping Norton School parkrun started on 14th December 2019. Since then 1,447 participants have completed 2,816 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,080 km, including 547 new Personal Bests. A total of 127 individuals have volunteered 481 times.

 

Week 21 Run Report – Katharine Arzberger

Saturday 9th October and Chipping Norton’s parkrunner’s were blessed with the most beautiful blue skies and crisp autumnal weather, perfect for our 21st event.

The event was a busy one with over 100 runners joining us. We had lots of first timers and tourists and were delighted to welcome a marathon finisher from last week’s London Marathon as well as a team taking on ‘seven c’s and an r!’, thanks for picking us to be one of your c’s!

Dry weather on the day meant the course wasn’t too wet under foot, thankfully there wasn’t too much leaping over huge puddles as has been done in the past.

Getting round was made so much easier by our wonderful volunteers! For me, running out of millennium woods, up what seemed like a mountain, the kids and I were encouraged up the hill by one of our enthusiastic and lovely volunteers!

Thank you everyone for a fantastic event, and to our volunteers, if you haven’t signed up please do - without the volunteers the event cannot run, plus it gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling after!

 

This week 103 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Emma WALKER • Adam LAWRENCE • Tracy LAWRENCE • Poppy LAWRENCE • Hannah KEDWARD • Simon LLOYD • Suzie FIELD • Elizabeth WELSH • Chris STANIER • Steven MATHIESON • Wendy CARTER • Adam ARZBERGER • Mark JESSEY • Adam SAVORY • Stephen EDWARDS • Elizabeth DARBY • Rachel GODFREY • Katharine ARZBERGER • Alisdair COOLEY • Mandyrae JESSEY • Ray DERKACZ • Lucy YATES • Tadashi MORIYAMA • Jacob KEDWARD • Kerra EDWARDS

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

The female record is held by Naomi MAINI who recorded a time of 20:24 on 7th August 2021 (event number 12).
The male record is held by Joshua HOBBS who recorded a time of 16:41 on 18th September 2021 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded 83.51% (16:59) on 21st August 2021 (event number 14).

Chipping Norton School parkrun started on 14th December 2019. Since then 1,403 participants have completed 2,700 parkruns covering a total distance of 13,500 km, including 514 new Personal Bests. A total of 123 individuals have volunteered 463 times.

 

Week 20 Run Report – Lisa Preston

Parkrun celebrates its 17th Birthday! 

17 years ago just 13 runners gathered in Bushy Park alongside a group of volunteers to guide them around the course.

Today 17 years later 70 runners braved the wet and windy conditions at Chipping Norton to complete their 20th event. Of these 70 parkrunners, 17 completed their very first parkrun and 12 people gained a new PB!

A huge shout out must go to all the wonderful and supportive volunteers who gave up their time to stand out in what was certainly full on autumn weather!

A few muddy puddles to jump in or dodge out on the lane, which ever you may wish to choose, leads us to the woods. The incline out of the Millennium Woods is a gentle reminder that this is not a flat course, but when greeted with the most enthusiastic volunteer, jumping up and down, dancing and cheering you on it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face! 

Thank you everyone for another great event!

This week 70 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Philip ORMISTON • Sally ORMISTON • David BUNNEY • Emma WALKER • Adam LAWRENCE • John WEAVER • Elizabeth BECKETT • Tracy LAWRENCE • Poppy LAWRENCE • Anna BECKETT • Lisa PRESTON • Hannah KEDWARD • Mark JESSEY • Betsy PICART • Ben BARTRAM • Denise FOXE-KING • Rachael SHAW • Karen CROXSON • Clare BOOMER • Samantha FOXE-KING • Mandyrae JESSEY • Ray DERKACZ • Marion TAYLOR • Megan WALKER • Isaac KEDWARD

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

The female record is held by Naomi MAINI who recorded a time of 20:24 on 7th August 2021 (event number 12).
The male record is held by Joshua HOBBS who recorded a time of 16:41 on 18th September 2021 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded 83.51% (16:59) on 21st August 2021 (event number 14).

Chipping Norton School parkrun started on 14th December 2019. Since then 1,363 participants have completed 2,597 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,985 km, including 497 new Personal Bests. A total of 117 individuals have volunteered 438 times.

 

Week 19 Run Report – Lucinda Deacon-Davis

Eight of us intrepid parkrunners set off in the sunshine from Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and beyond this morning, to Chipping Norton School parkrun in the quest of another C for the Pirates challenge!

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We soon hit a bank of mist just before we got to Chipping Norton but we were cheered up by the sight of all the hi-vis volunteers who welcomed us to the park run.

It was an interesting mix of slippy grass ( mind the slugs ) round a playing field followed by a cross country run down the lane and through the nature reserve which help add to the varied terrain with a sneaky incline included .

Without the High Vis Warriors, many clapping very enthusiastically,  we probably would have got lost in the mist, ( one of us got a tad lost ! )  but we were welcomed at the end by disco music to cheer us on and welcome us through the finish funnel.

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All in all, a lovely morning and a fun parkrun with friendly volunteers. We rounded it off with an excellent breakfast at the Old Mill Cafe in Chipping Norton which we can highly recommend for their coffee and range of food, ( we knew we would get smashed avocado in Chipping Norton) and very friendly service, welcoming a gang of 8 sweaty parkrunners
( 7 runners and our official team photographer. )

Photos courtesy of Alan Burton, he didn’t add a white background, that is the mist!

 

This week 92 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Emma WALKER • Adam LAWRENCE • Tracy LAWRENCE • Poppy LAWRENCE • Hannah KEDWARD • Simon LLOYD • Mark JESSEY • Ian MALCOLM • Lucinda DEACON • Stephen EDWARDS • Katie MCCREARY • Mandyrae JESSEY • Ray DERKACZ • Jane MCINTYRE • Lucy YATES • Lynda NEWBOLD • Isaac KEDWARD

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

The female record is held by Naomi MAINI who recorded a time of 20:24 on 7th August 2021 (event number 12).
The male record is held by Joshua HOBBS who recorded a time of 16:41 on 18th September 2021 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded 83.51% (16:59) on 21st August 2021 (event number 14).

Chipping Norton School parkrun started on 14th December 2019. Since then 1,346 participants have completed 2,527 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,635 km, including 485 new Personal Bests. A total of 110 individuals have volunteered 413 times.

 

Week 18 Run Report – Wendy Carter

The weather fairies were unusually kind for the Chipping Norton School parkrunners on 18th September. The mist began to lift as the Run Director began his countdown and the sun shone on the participants and the volunteers.

I have been asked to write this run report from the viewpoint of an NHS GP. Chipping Norton Health Centre is a parkrun Practice. This is a joint initiative between the Royal
College of General Practitioners and parkrun to raise awareness of parkrun and its many benefits.

I don’t need to tell my fellow parkrunners how amazing parkrun is, but I regularly introduce it into consultations with my patients and I am always pleased to see the Chipping Norton population taking part in parkrun. I would much rather prescribe a walk, jog or run to a patient than a tablet.

I regularly nag the health centre team to join us on a Saturday morning either as participants or volunteers. I know many of them participate closer to their homes and there probably aren’t many parkruns that don’t have a healthcare professional taking part. Pre-pandemic I was delighted when the Patient Participation Group encouraged some of the patients to give it a try.

Parkrun improves the physical and mental health of me and my patients which, alongside other lifestyle changes, should reduce the need for lifelong medication to control conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. It can help to reduce social isolation and Chippy parkrun is very welcoming and friendly.

There is something for everyone at parkrun and I enjoy having a link with the Chipping Norton community outside of my role as a GP. I hope by being a regular at Chippy I am encouraging my patients to give it a go. I had never run prior to 2017 when I was inspired by the success of some of my patients and colleagues to start the Couch to 5k programme. I will never be one of the speedy ones and am usually towards the bottom of the results table, but I don’t care. I am there, red of face, dripping with sweat, and loving it.

See you next Saturday.

Wendy Carter, aka Dr Hall

 

This week 108 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Emma WALKER • Chris BRAY • Adam LAWRENCE • Elizabeth BECKETT • Martin RASGAUSKI • Tracy LAWRENCE • Poppy LAWRENCE • Anna BECKETT • Richard TEW • Wendy CARTER • Mark JESSEY • Ben BARTRAM • Andrew QUERELLE • Alisdair COOLEY • Katie MCCREARY • Bob FROST • Marion TAYLOR • Megan WALKER

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

The female record is held by Naomi MAINI who recorded a time of 20:24 on 7th August 2021 (event number 12).
The male record is held by Joshua HOBBS who recorded a time of 16:41 on 18th September 2021 (event number 18).
The Age Grade course record is held by Tegid JONES who recorded 83.51% (16:59) on 21st August 2021 (event number 14).

Chipping Norton School parkrun started on 14th December 2019. Since then 1,312 participants have completed 2,435 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,175 km, including 472 new Personal Bests. A total of 107 individuals have volunteered 396 times.

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