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.
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.
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.