Event 307 Run Report

Chipping Sodbury parkrun
28th August 2021

Hi All

I was not at Chipping Sodbury event this week, but thought I should post the results. Poor RD Nick was looking for our keys to the kit cupboard, so if you find any on a lanyard please let us know! Thanks to Bob Lavis for a plan B to gain us access on the morning.

See you all soon.

John, Co-Event Director

This week 242 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

Andy BARTON • Jim OVENS • Guy HALLEY • Robert LAVIS • Caroline LAVIS • Linda Jane Elizabeth MORGAN • Adrian MITCHELL • Painty KATIE • Bill SHACKCLOTH • Mike MITCHELL • Jan MCALL • Rachel BRAMWELL • Nick PHILLIPS • Karen BATEMAN • Debbie YOUNG • Laura NICOLL • Liza-Jane GILLESPIE • Ellen DEVINE • Steve PALMER • Sue SELLERS • Thomas REED • Rhi ASHFORD • Linda ASHFORD • Thomas PEASTON • Robert PEASTON • Sarah ASHBY • Sarah NOBLE • Amanda NELSON • Emily NELSON • Nick NELSON • Julie DEVINE • Paul ASHFORD • Margreth PRICE • Rachael RUSHENT • Gary PARK • Skye MATTHEWS

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

The male record is held by Benjamin TOOMER who recorded a time of 15:25 on 15th April 2017 (event number 161).
The female record is held by Zoe WASSELL who recorded a time of 17:01 on 22nd December 2018 (event number 239).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 96.03% (24:48) on 28th August 2021 (event number 307).

Chipping Sodbury parkrun started on 22nd February 2014. Since then 11,357 participants have completed 89,074 parkruns covering a total distance of 445,370 km, including 15,414 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,052 individuals have volunteered 7,061 times.

 

Dampish parkrun today!

IMG_1752 IMG_1753Chipping Sodbury parkrun
Event number 306
21st August 2021

The heavy rain held off this morning until we were packing away, but no enthusiasm could be dampened on the fifth resumption of parkrun in England. The pictures are of Mark and Kirsty Foster, who celebrated their 50th, and Andrew Davies for his 100th today. Congratulations and you will get a shout-out in our new "Monday Milestones" feature on our Facebook page.  As our briefing now has to be shortened, this is the next best thing the core team felt we could do.

Thanks again to you all for coming, and the lower numbers are helping us to manage parkrun's return.

This week 262 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Isobel Grace MEDCROFT • Dave MEDCROFT • Phil SLATER • John FRANCKSEN • Sonia CROSS • Martin HERRING • Steven PARSONS • Kevin ALLINGTON • Jan SHORT • David GOODWIN • Rachel BRAMWELL • Karen BATEMAN • Peter COOMBS • Laura NICOLL • Liza-Jane GILLESPIE • Ellen DEVINE • Chris LOVELL • Thomas PEASTON • Robert PEASTON • Julie DEVINE • Paul ASHFORD • Laura ALBURY • Margreth PRICE • Linda STARFLINGER • Andrew TURNER • Millie TURNER • Gemma SHARPLES • Mark BATEMAN

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

The male record is held by Benjamin TOOMER who recorded a time of 15:25 on 15th April 2017 (event number 161).
The female record is held by Zoe WASSELL who recorded a time of 17:01 on 22nd December 2018 (event number 239).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 94.40% (24:23) on 30th March 2019 (event number 254).

Chipping Sodbury parkrun started on 22nd February 2014. Since then 11,324 participants have completed 88,832 parkruns covering a total distance of 444,160 km, including 15,369 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,048 individuals have volunteered 7,025 times.

 

A special run report….thank you to our hosts, Chipping Sodbury Town Trust

Our weekly parkrun, like all parkruns, couldn't take place without the support of the landowner, so this week we're dedicating the run report to our hosts - Chipping Sodbury Town Trust.

Chipping Sodbury Town Trust is a charitable organisation responsible for administering and overseeing over 200 acres of playing fields and sports grounds in and around the historic market town of Chipping Sodbury. The organisation works closely with local sports clubs to provide a wide range of sporting facilities to the people of Chipping Sodbury and the surrounding area. Find out more about the history and work of Chipping Sodbury Trust on their website

The "All Weather Path" at The Ridings, which we run on at parkrun and is enjoyed all year round by walkers, joggers and cyclists, is maintained by the Chipping Sodbury Town Trust. It requires regular maintenance including repairs to the edging and top surface. The Town Trust have recently launched a Just Giving page and are hoping to raise £10,000 to cover the maintenance of the path over the next 5 years. They are welcoming people to make a donation (large or small!) to contribute to this fundraising effort and ensure the path is there for everyone to enjoy for years to come. Thank you to everyone who has already donated - it's fantastic to see the donations coming in and the messages of support are lovely to read.

You can show your support too, by making a donation via the Just Giving page

 

Event number 305 - the stats and shout outs! 

  • This week 251 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.
  • Congratulations to Sophie Sparks who celebrated her 100th parkrun and brought cake!
Sophie does the first timers briefing

Thank you, Sophie, for volunteering to deliver the first timers briefing 

  • Well done to the Couch to 5k group who graduated with us - we hope you'll be back again for many more parkruns!
  • The event was made possible by 35 volunteers - thank you to you all, we couldn't do parkrun without you!

Lisa NELSON • Andrew TREW • John FRANCKSEN • Andy BARTON • Sonia CROSS • Richard LAWRENCE • Margaret CHANDLER • Stephen CHANDLER • Ginny LAWRENCE • Philippa CROCKER • Guy HALLEY • Steven PARSONS • Andy CLEAVE • Vicky LEDBURY • Julie FOWLER • Jo-Anne JACQUES • Bill SHACKCLOTH • Rachel BRAMWELL • Peter COOMBS • Ellen DEVINE • Sophie SPARKS • Rob WEBB • Rhi ASHFORD • Avis NOOTT • Thomas PEASTON • Robert PEASTON • Joanna EVANS • Julie DEVINE • Joshua TREW • Simon SMITH • Andrew TURNER • Macsen NELSON • Matthew SMITH • Millie TURNER • Gemma SHARPLES

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

 

 

Mr Run Report Writer – 31 July, event #303

Thank you to Julian Livitt who is our 'Mr Run Report Writer' for this week! Over to Julian...

Although I have volunteered at parkruns before, I have never been run report writer
so when I arrived for event 303, the second after lockdown, I had to check with Ellen
the Run Director what was expected. Apparently I had to do a summary of what
happened at the event and try to bring some humour into it, but preferably not at the
expense of the RD or Volunteer Co-ordinator. Well, I was certainly happy to meet the
first two criteria.

Things kicked off with Nicola’s first timers briefing. It was a great turn out with 45
first timers. Well actually it was 46 if you included a sad looking dog. It was probably
sad because it knew that that Ellen’s briefing would say that dogs were not allowed on
the course. The rest of her briefing was actually split into 2 parts. First part was happy
RD where she thanked the volunteers and encouraged everyone to have a good time
and enjoy themselves. The second part was grumpy RD, where she had to remind
everyone that they must not spit on the course. You could have heard a pin drop
during this second part and I can pretty much guarantee that there would be no-one who would even think about spitting after this.

So to the start. With everyone’s fingers on their stop watch buttons, I would imagine
they were thinking whether they would do a PB time (36 runners actually did).
However I was thinking whereabouts on the course would I be lapped by the leading
runners. I feel I know some of them so well, as they are the only people that I can
guarantee to see every parkrun as they thunder past me. I should probably start
inviting them to my house for tea sometime.

On my first lap, Jeff the VC overtook me and said that’s something you can put in
your report write up - overtaken by the VC on the first lap – only joking you won’t
put it in will you? As if I’d do that Jeff.

The Marshals did their usual great job of encouraging everyone as we went round and
when I finished I was pleased that this time I managed not to knock over the box of
tokens from the finished runners. I managed to do this the previous week and they
went all over the floor. The marshals were very understanding and said don’t worry,
but I can probably be certain that’s not what they was thinking.
So another great event with 256 people running, jogging and walking the course.
Thanks to all the volunteers and congratulations to Maciej and Lottie as the first male
and female finishers and everyone who set personal bests. As for me, well Maciej
passed me after about 2.5 K as I was heading down the back straight on my second
lap. That’s not bad for me and I’ll just keep on dreaming about the parkrun when I
don’t get lapped.

Julian Livitt

PHOTOGRAPHS: our hivis photographer of the week was Gemma Sharples. Thank you Gemma for taking some amazing photos which are all available on our Flikr group.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to share their best wishes for a speedy recovery for the lady who was unwell during this week's parkrun. She is receiving treatment and is grateful for your support and concern. 

And finally.... a big thank you to the 35 volunteers who made this week's event possible:

Andrew TREW • Phil SLATER • Stu WILKIE • Shelley ARMORGIE • John FRANCKSEN • Bruce SELLERS • Andy BARTON • Sonia CROSS • Jim OVENS • Nicola PLANT • Hayley HODGES • Jo-Anne JACQUES • Rachel POTTER • Linda Jane Elizabeth MORGAN • Bill SHACKCLOTH • Jan MCALL • Rachel BRAMWELL • Karen BATEMAN • David MORGAN • Ellen DEVINE • Jeffery HARDY • Sue SELLERS • Julian LIVITT • Thomas PEASTON • Robert PEASTON • Maria DYKES • Joanna EVANS • Amanda NELSON • Nick NELSON • Joshua TREW • Margreth PRICE • Linda STARFLINGER • Carly THOMAS • Gemma SHARPLES • Mark BATEMAN

 

It’s Back! Chipping Sodbury parkrun event #302

It’s Back! Chipping Sodbury parkrun event #302

Thank you to Simon Weal for writing this week’s run report. If you fancy having a go at writing a future run report, email us at chippingsodbury@parkrun.com Over to Simon…

It finally feels like Saturday again….there are heroes in high vis, there are barcodes and scanners, there are runners, walkers and PBs….parkrun is back! After a scorching week in the UK, the conditions turned more runner friendly overnight to aid everyone’s first official parkrun in 16 months. And for 27 of the runners today at Chipping Sodbury, it was their first parkrun ever! Including Matthew Cant – yes he can! 6th finisher in his first ever parkrun – not a bad start.

The parkrun briefing

Run Director, Ellen, welcomes everyone back to Chipping Sodbury parkrun

There were a total of 32 PBs today which after 16 months in lockdown is an impressive fete. Personally, lockdown seems to have taken 1min 49 secs off my last parkrun time so I have complete respect for all those who have shown dedication throughout the hiatus to be able to comeback stronger and smash a PB out!

smiles at the start

How happy are you that parkrun is back?

This was my first parkrun at Chipping Sodbury and I’d like to say a huge thank you to the friendly group of volunteers who did everything from marshaling cars to the right spot, to delivering a succinct covid friendly briefing. They were there to cheer us around the route under umbrellas and hoods and there were a multitude of scanners to FINALLY let me record my first time of 2021! The team did a great job and should be very proud.

new pink hivis volunteer vests

new pink hivis volunteer vests

Well done to Sam Cotterell & Molly Chilton who were the first male and female finishers respectively. Well done to the 204 people who ran, jogged and walked a very runner friendly course, well done to my running buddy Jamie Mitchell who had a pound coin to get us over the toll bridge to make it on time – by far the most useful he has been during our running time together.

It’s great to have parkrun back and a successful first step back to normality!

Some further bits and bobs….

  • We had some wonderful photos taken today by Gary Woodruff. They’re all available on flikr at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWkREoE
  • If you’d like to volunteer, email us at chippingsodbury@parkrun.com with your name, athlete number (the one on your barcode), the role you’d like to do and the date. We welcome first time volunteers and will provide all the training you need.

And now for the stats…

This week 204 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Andrew TREW • Malcolm Kevin WHITE • John FRANCKSEN • David STOTT • Bruce SELLERS • Sonia CROSS • Jim OVENS • Nicola DERRICK • Nicola PLANT • Julie BOYNES • Hayley HODGES • Kevan ALLINGTON • Bill SHACKCLOTH • Jan MCALL • Rachel BRAMWELL • Nick PHILLIPS • Laura NICOLL • Liza-Jane GILLESPIE • Ellen DEVINE • Jeffery HARDY • Sophie SPARKS • Sue SELLERS • Simon WEAL • Julie MACNAMARA • Thomas PEASTON • Robert PEASTON • Sarah ASHBY • Kerry' DOHERTY • Joanna EVANS • Julie DEVINE • Gary WOODRUFF • Enola SPARKS PHILLIPS • Joshua TREW • Margreth PRICE • Andrew TURNER • Carly THOMAS • Millie TURNER

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

Chipping Sodbury parkrun started on 22nd February 2014. Since then 11,147 participants have completed 87,787 parkruns covering a total distance of 438,935 km, including 15,225 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,037 individuals have volunteered 6,890 times.

 

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