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.
 

Cambridge Pink week

Event number 68

8th February 2020

An impressive 358 people set off at 9am this week for two muddy laps of the common. The field was noticeably more colourful than normal, with a strong pink theme in aid of Cambridge Pink Week – a week of events aimed at raising funds and awareness for Breast Cancer charities. Please see their website for lots of information and educational resources https://www.cambridgepinkweek.com/

If anyone would like to buy any of their goodies or make a donation by entering their raffle, there is a google form linked here explaining how to transfer the money and what you can get! -https://forms.gle/64sxTBZpxLanJcTw5 They will be announcing the raffle winners this weekend and their stash order is going out on 10th!
This week 358 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 57 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.
Nick J Haigh was the most experienced parkrunner in today’s field, with a whopping 440 parkruns to his name.
Martin Milward achieved the best age grad percentage with 79.65% - an extra reason to celebrate this weekend as it was his birthday!
The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Chris POULTNEY • Mark SMALLWOOD • James Nicholas THOMSON • David MACLAY • Tina RICHES • Mary TWITCHETT • Vikki EVANS • Will SUMMERS • Andrew DUNLOP • Morag GILLINGS • Emily POULTNEY • Viv RONCO • Natalie RONCO • Alex BALKWILL • Lydia DEAN • Katie RONCO • Ceridwen SALISBURY • Matthew TENNANT • Matthew NIXON • Thomas SMITH • Owen VARLEY • Andrew VARLEY • Richard LEWIS • Andrew CLELAND • Chris HAYHURST • Caroline LEWIS • Ben LEWIS • Tom ROGERS • 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 4,413 participants have completed 19,245 parkruns covering a total distance of 96,225 km, including 3,614 new Personal Bests. A total of 487 individuals have volunteered 1,828 times.

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Coldhams Common run report 18th Jan 2020

It was a glorious morning at Coldham's Common with clear blue winter skies with the first leg running right into the bright sunshine. There was a frost but that just helped keep the mud at bay a little so it wasn't as slippy as it might have been. No wonder then that we had a great turn out with 343 people running, walking and run/walking and 52 new Personal Bests.

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This week 343 people ran, jogged and walked the course. It was great to see and chat to some of the 55 first timers, a mixture of tourists and people doing their very first parkrun. Congratulations if that was you, we look forward to seeing you again next week. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

A little story from within the ranks of the parkrunners this morning. Andrew and Matthew Dunlop are a regular father and son running pair at Coldham's Common with Matthew running his 50th parkrun on New Year's Day and 15 runs with us. Someone asked me to note (might have been Andrew) that today was the first time that Andrew managed to out sprint Matthew at Coldhams Common.(although I did notice that you both got the same official time, so it must have been close!)

Beanissimo were with us again serving coffee before and after the run and keeping the volunteer timers, scanners and marshals in good cheer as they waited for us to return from our two laps of the common.

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Thanks as always to the 26 volunteers who made the event possible this morning. If you haven't volunteered before, give it a go. All the volunteer roles are easy and fun and many of them (like writing this report) can be done in addition to running:

Helen D JOHNSON • Jacquie MERCER • Samuel D JOHNSON • Mark SMALLWOOD • Mali STORAN • Paul David SHEARER • Katherine Jane HODSON • Tina RICHES • Mary TWITCHETT • Suzy ASHWORTH • David MORGAN • Lucy MATTHEWS • Robert BARBER • James BARBER • Femke BUITELAAR • Amy PEARSON • Catriona SHEARER • Nick PICTON • Owen VARLEY • Edward BARKER • Prudence DE PONTBRIAND • Karen PEARCE • Abigail PEARCE • Andrew VARLEY • Chris HAYHURST • Shu Ting TAN

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 4,279 participants have completed 18,178 parkruns covering a total distance of 90,890 km, including 3,428 new Personal Bests. A total of 468 individuals have volunteered 1,739 times.

 

Run Report Event Number 64

This week 311 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 37 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

Conditions weren't as cold or boggy as they have been recently, but there was a noticable headwind going up 'the hill', which must have made marshal 3 on that corner feel pretty smug about their choice to volunteer this week (more on that to come...).

Richard Sykes-Popham and Helene Greenwood were the first man and woman home,and we had 10 people under the very respectable time of 20 minutes this week. Huge congratulations also those who stuck with our lovely run-walk pacer Rob, and to everyone else who manged PBs today.

This was meant to be a pacing week, but as anyone who was keeping an eye on the increasingly desperate posts cropping up on facebook  will know, we didn't have a full volunteer roster until Friday evening. Pacing can only go ahead if we fill the key positions that allow us to have a safe, timed run by THURSDAY LUNCHTIME. So please, please if you can, volunteer early - this also means that you're more likely to get your first choice of all the fabulous volunteer roles on offer:

If you want to run, you can still volunteer! Come and help with set-up before the run, or packing up, token sorting or results processing afterwards.

If you want to enjoy a cup/thermos of tea/coffee and a warm coat while cheering on hundreds of grateful runners, you can also volunteer! Come and marshal or tailwalk - it's a hands-free job so you can have as many snacks as you like.

If you want to see how happy parkrun makes people (and just have a natter with fellow volunteers for the first 15 minutes of the run), volunteer as part of the finish funnel team! Timekeep, number check, hand out tokens or barcode scan and be there to congratulate people as they cross the line.

If everyone volunteers just a few times a year, we'll never have a problem filling the rota again. If you've never volunteered before, try it out! Trust me, the warm and fuzzy feeling of helping out and seeing how much it means to everyone is worth it. (And on a more practical level, the parkrun literally can't go ahead without volunteers, so use whatever reason works for you).

If that's been sufficiently convincing, go and find your results email and click on the little link to sign up to the volunteer mailing list. Then every Tuesday you can look forward to a lovely email from one of the VCs.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Helen D JOHNSON • Jacquie MERCER • Samuel D JOHNSON • Mark SMALLWOOD • Steven GILES • Tina RICHES • Alex WATT • David MORGAN • Lucy MATTHEWS • Robert BARBER • Lydia DEAN • Matthew NIXON • Thomas SMITH • Owen VARLEY • Edward BARKER • Andrew VARLEY • David VRABEL • Rebecca MARTIN • Richard LEWIS • Phil BLUNDELL • Chris HAYHURST • Holly SMALLWOOD • Caroline LEWIS • Leia SMALLWOOD • Catherine HAYHURST • Tom ROGERS • Helena LEWIS

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 4,224 participants have completed 17,835 parkruns covering a total distance of 89,175 km, including 3,376 new Personal Bests. A total of 466 individuals have volunteered 1,713 times

 

Coldham’s Common parkrun – Event number 62, 28th December 2019

By Suzy Ashworth

With the region beset by cancellations as various parks have been taken over by ducks, course conditions at Coldham's are holding up well. The heffalumps had been busy this morning creating man-traps but, to my knowledge, nobody fell in today. Phew!

This week 211 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 56 were first timers at Coldham’s Common and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part. A particular welcome to those doing their first ever parkrun with us today and getting an impressive head start on the best new year’s resolution: well done to Ysmay, Antony, Lucy, Samir, Laura, Bethan, Katherine, Michael, Imogen, Jane, Violet, Andrea and Ramona.

Congratulations to Steve Woolcock, Concetta De Martino and Judy Waters on completing their 50th parkrun today, and to Steven Giles, Joanna Jones, Pauline Knighton, and Nick Picton on completing their 100th! Well done to all of you – enjoy the t-shirt when it arrives! If any of you, or any other parkrunner, would like to obtain a beautiful purple 25-volunteer t-shirt to improve your collection, please let your friendly volunteer co-ordinator know via coldhamscommon@parkrun.com and they will give you details of how this can be done J…

In first finish position today was Paul Makowski, on his 305th parkrun, with an impressive PB of 18:05 in slippery conditions. Alex Binley was the first woman across the line at 21:04, impressive for a first timer at Coldham’s!

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Jacquie MERCER • Tracy HUTCHISON • Ramona LOVERIDGE • Katherine Jane HODSON • Mary TWITCHETT • Suzy ASHWORTH • Liesbeth VENEMA • Gail MARCHANT-DAISLEY • Sarah HART • Joanne USHER • Lucy MATTHEWS • Robert BARBER • Sam BARBER • James BARBER • Nadine BARBER • Anthony IRWIN • Ffion THOMAS • James WALL • Nicky SHEPARD • Richard LEWIS • Jonathan GREEN • Caroline LEWIS • Ben LEWIS • Hugo MACEY

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 4,127 participants have completed 17,222 parkruns covering a total distance of 86,110 km, including 3,302 new Personal Bests. A total of 461 individuals have volunteered 1,660 times.

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