Coldham’s Common parkrun is cancelled on 8 August 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Another fantastic parkrun!

Given what's happening it was amazing to see so many runners this morning, 248 of you walked or jogged/ran around Coldham's Common.

A fifth of you recorded a PB today- well done! I didn't think it was PB kind of weather. The wind seemed to make it hard work, the straight down the fence towards the gate seemed to take ages to get down. I dream of a warm calm dry parkrun!

And was it just me or where there a lot of rabbit holes today?!

Do keep an eye an eye out for email/facebook announcements as to whether there is a parkrun next week. If the Government announce a ban on gatherings then it's highly likely all parkruns will be suspended until the ban is lifted.

The official parkrun position is here https://www.parkrun.com/news/2020/03/12/covid-19/

Today's parkrun was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Nick J HAIGH • Tim PHIPPS • Tracy HUTCHISON • Joshua WHITE • Jo LONGLAND • Alice RUFFLE • Vikki EVANS • Will SUMMERS • Suzy ASHWORTH • Ian HOSKING • David MORGAN • Gail MARCHANT-DAISLEY • Elysia UPTON • Viv RONCO • Natalie RONCO • Katie RONCO • Annabel CATTERMOLE • Hamish TENNANT • Jenny STOCKER • Ffion THOMAS • Ben VEITCH • Owen VARLEY • Andrew VARLEY • David VRABEL • Jonathan RUDGE • Chris HAYHURST • Stuart TAIT • Joshua ROJI• Mark SMALLWOOD

Could you help out at future parkrun?

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

The female record is held by Megan WILSON who recorded a time of 18:09 on 13th July 2019 (event number 40).
The male record is held by Jonathan ESCALANTE-PHILLIPS who recorded a time of 15:18 on 30th November 2019 (event number 58).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul REDDAWAY who recorded 85.84% (18:22) on 24th November 2018 (event number 9).

Coldham’s Common parkrun started on 29th September 2018. Since then 4,590 participants have completed 20,521 parkruns covering a total distance of 102,605 km, including 3,779 new Personal Bests. A total of 509 individuals have volunteered 1,968 times.

 

Doing things backwards

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What!! you aren't still in reserve mode after the run?

Great running this week, to celebrate the 5th Parkrun in a February everyone ran the course backwards. Well, not actually backwards, the run director was very clear that wasn't allowed. But we ran the course the reserve way round!

The skating rink was primed and ready for the runners this week, with the course being 90% mudslide! 225 participants braved the 5th storm in as many weeks, making Coldhams the largest parkrun in Cambridge this week!

Achievements!

Tracy HUTCHISON hits 300 Parkruns ! What an incredible achievement ! Tracy was instrumental in setting Coldhams Common parkrun up and has also volunteered well over 300 times.

Congratulations to the 6 runners who achieved PB's this week - thats a crazy achievement in the conditions you had!

PBers
Joseph SMITH . Adrian KIDD . Diane KITCHEN . Andrew COOMBE . Keith GARRETT . Eddie BREWIS

Top Male this week was Joesph SMITH crossing the finish line in 15.57. Top Female this week was Fiona TIDESWELL coming in at 21.33! Speedy run there folks.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Laura ALLEN, Suzy ASHWORTH, Paul BEASTALL, Simon BRIGHTWELL, Maria BUCZAK, Prudence DE PONTBRIAND, Julie GRAY, Chris HAYHURST, Sarah HOARE, Katherine Jane HODSON, Tracy HUTCHISON, Helen D JOHNSON, Olivia JORDAN, William KERSLAKE, Russ LADKIN, Jo LONGLAND, David MORGAN, Sebastian PALMER, Liam RICHARDSON, Joshua ROJI, James RUTLAND, Charlotte SKIPPER, Mark SMALLWOOD, Will SUMMERS, Hilary TUNNICLIFFE, Mary TWITCHETT, Oli WADE, Emily WATERS

 

Run report event 70

The latest onslaught of wind didn’t stop 243 brave souls from running, jogging or
walking twice around Coldham’s Common this morning. Actually, it wasn’t that
bad… Storm Ellen doesn’t seem too bothered about Cambridge (yet?), so it
seemed a bit of a doddle compared to last week. Or maybe that was my new trail
shoes; I’ve never had them before and they make such a difference! (Plus I feel
like a “real” runner now.)
Mud and rabbit holes were the principal obstacles as forty-one people completed
our course for the first time. Forty runners recorded personal bests, including
George Roberts, who came in second with 17:07, behind David Wilson on 16:16.
The first woman across the line was Louise Rayner on 20:52, while today’s
second-placed female, Kathryn Loveys, shaved nearly a minute from her previous
personal best.
Thirty-four different clubs were represented in this week’s event, made possible by
26 volunteers. You can help to ensure our parkrun goes ahead each week by
volunteering too, so please do sign up if you possibly can. There are plenty of
volunteering roles that still allow you to run, and if you don’t run, you can feel
good about cheering on the troops; we all appreciate very much the smiles and
encouraging words of the marshals each week.
Volunteers for the 70 th Coldham’s Common parkrun were:
Frederick GOLDBERG • Jacquie MERCER • Tim PHIPPS • Ian DEBENHAM •
Mark SMALLWOOD • Mali STORAN • Joe CRANE • Suzy ASHWORTH •
David MORGAN • Gail MARCHANT-DAISLEY • Sarah HART • Elysia UPTON
• Sebastian PALMER • Catriona SHEARER • Miriam SHELLABEAR • Justine
BASHFORD • Emily WATERS • William KERSLAKE • Saskia OAKLEY •
Sarah CLARK • Joanna HULME • Phil BLUNDELL • Catherine RAE • Chris
HAYHURST • Stuart TAIT • Joshua ROJI
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the  Coldham’s
Common parkrun Results Page .
The female record is held by Megan WILSON who recorded a time of 18:09 on
13th July 2019 (event number 40).

The male record is held by Jonathan ESCALANTE-PHILLIPS who recorded a
time of 15:18 on 30th November 2019 (event number 58).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul REDDAWAY who recorded 85.84%
(18:22) on 24th November 2018 (event number 9).
Coldham’s Common parkrun started on 29th September 2018. Since then 4,497
participants have completed 19,806 parkruns covering a total distance of 99,030
km, including 3,692 new Personal Bests. A total of 497 individuals have
volunteered 1,885 times.

 

International Women’s Day parkrun

We are really looking forward to the International Women’s Day (IWD) parkrun on Saturday 7 March, and we hope you are too!

In England the IWD parkrun celebration is being supported by This Girl Can, a campaign created by parkrun partner Sport England.

Coldhams Common will be one of more than 300 parkruns across England who will be hosting a IWD parkrun; so even if you can't come along to Coldhams Common you can still join in.

We'd love you, whether you are a man or woman, to bring a female friend along we'd love to have lots of new runners with us.

 

Coldham’s Common parkrun, event number 69 – 15 Feb 2020

By Jo Longland
Introducing :- Storm of the Week : Congratulations to Dennis on max speeds 70 mph.
We are pleased to note Dennis didn't bring along thundery rain to the Common as predicted. Unfortunately for Dennis, he wasn't strong enough to stop the runners at Coldhams Common. A total of 318 people ran, jogged, walked, and jeffed the course.  There were 43 new faces - coming out to battle Dennis!
The runners had two muddy laps to complete with added bonus of head winds and rabbit holes under the threat of Dennis's looming grey clouds. Each turn of the course presented new challenges such as oddly wind-free sections in the trees and cross winds on the final straight.
Even with the wind to content with a massive 38 personal bests were set!
Biggest PB : Clare MITCHELL with a smashing 5 min 5 second PB over last weeks run. Great job, well done - clearly a windy weather runner.
Ben JONES hit 200 official parkruns, and crossed the finish line this week in third place.   First over the line this week was David WILSON in  16.35.
The event was made possible by 31 amazing volunteers:
Mark SMALLWOOD • Jo LONGLAND • Katherine Jane HODSON • Joe CRANE • Will SUMMERS • Liz STEVENS • Oli WADE • Suzy ASHWORTH • David MORGAN • Gail MARCHANT-DAISLEY • Sarah HART • Elysia UPTON • Julie GRAY • Annabel CATTERMOLE • Hannah TOLLEY • James RUTLAND • Helen BARKER • Sarah LAWS • Matthew NIXON • Thomas SMITH • Jonathan WAITE • Owen VARLEY • Andrew VARLEY • Katia SMITH LITIERE • Andrew RICHES • Rebecca MARTIN • Luisa CLARKE • Rachel DALTON • Stuart TAIT • Joshua ROJI • Alexander ROUGHT-ROUGHT
Well done in particular to those who completed the training on results processing after the event!
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Coldham’s Common parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Megan WILSON who recorded a time of 18:09 on 13th July 2019 (event number 40).
The male record is held by Jonathan ESCALANTE-PHILLIPS who recorded a time of 15:18 on 30th November 2019 (event number 58).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul REDDAWAY who recorded 85.84% (18:22) on 24th November 2018 (event number 9).
Coldham’s Common parkrun started on 29th September 2018. Since then 4,456 participants have completed 19,563 parkruns covering a total distance of 97,815 km, including 3,652 new Personal Bests. A total of 492 individuals have volunteered 1,859 times.
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