Frimley Lodge parkrun No.502
by Kieran Hughes
It was an early start (5am) for Tracey and I setting off from Taunton to mark the fifteen year anniversary of parkrun. On the 2nd October 2004 at Bushy Park a group of thirteen runners including Paul Sinton-Hewitt held the first Bushy Park Time Trial. Since then parkrun has grown to 1648 current global parkruns of this free weekly timed event. Later that day I was taking part in an obstacle course race in nearby Bagshot and thought I could combine the trip with a parkrun marking the special occasion.
The course is in Frimley Lodge Park and run on a mixture of grass, park paths and canal tow path. It is a delightful flat two lap course which is buggy and dog friendly. We were made to feel most welcome by the friendly volunteers and were cheered on by runners. Great parkrun spirit!
Now for the statistics, there were 536 who ran jogged or walked at Frimley Lodge and there were representatives from 31 clubs:
100 Marathon Club, Aldershot Farnham & District AC, Blackwater Valley Runners, Bracknell AC, Bracknell Forest Runners, British Military Fitness, Camberley & District AC, Cove Joggers, Defence Sports & Recreation, Evolution Triathlon Club, Godalming AC, Hart Road Runners, Hatch Warren Runners, Lonely Goat AC, Phoenix Triathlon, Reading Joggers, Reigate Priory AC, Run Mummy Run, Running Forever Running Club, Sandhurst Joggers, Swansea Harriers AC, Windle Valley Runners, Woking AC and Yateley SilverTracks.
The first male finisher was Mark SYMES with a time of 17:09 having run 375 times with Aldershot, Farnham & District AC.
Second was Daniel WESTON with a mile of 17:15 having run 126 times with Aldershot, Farnham & District AC.
Third was Cameron ENSER with a time of 17:27 having run 32 times with Bracknell AC.
The first female finisher was Naomi MAINI with a time of 19:53 having run 105 times with Reigate Priory AC.
Second was Louise MILLS with a time of 21:47 having run 129 times with Woking AC.
Third was Tracey DAVIDSON with a time of 21:51 having run 357 times.
Congratulations to the spectacular 78 new Personal Bests:
Amy HOLTON, Cameron ENSER, Roy SHERIFF, Alex K, Matthew KNIGHT, Mathew HOLMES, Luka WILLIAMS, Norma DUDLEY, Andy CALLUS, Ben ECKARD, Jacob MULLERWORTH, Kevin MCCULLEN, Claire COLES, Debbie OWEN, Jennifer HORNER, Sheighla HANNIS, Angela KING , Alan PERRETT, Alex SAUNDERS, Marie HOGSTON, Miles GRANT, Alex WHITE, Daniel WESTCOTT, Jemima ONEILL, Sarah JACKSON, Mark PILGRIM, Annabel CHRISTOPHER, Steve WESTCOTT, Hazel DINO, Ellie KIRBY, Tim HOOKER, Sara NORTH, Sam WILKINS, Anna BRIMBLE, Andrea PUTLAND, Julia WHITEHEAD, John HARPER, Steve BAKER, Ellis LARSON, Dale BARRELL, Lucas DANIEL, Emily TAYLOR, Michelle KENNEDY, Bella TAYLOR, Daniel BAINES, Daniel WESTON, Graham STACEY, Stu TAYLOR, Jennie GIBB, Chris WAKE, Stuart FEGAN, Mike LLOYD, Max BAKER, Harriet PAGE, Caroline FEGAN, Sinitta CHUNG, David KITT, Chris HURSEY, Richard GRAY, Katherine HUBBARD, Paul BERESFORD, Ellie HYDE, Matthew PLUNKETT, Jackie BAILEY, Naomi MAINI, Gary COLES, Alina CHAPMAN, Chris HANNIS, Paul FOSTER, Harry SOLJAK, Kelly PUTMAN, Olivia WINDARD, Peter PHELPS-JONES, Alistair WILKIE, Julia BRINTON, Jason RAUSCH, Caden LUCAS and Adam STANBRIDGE.
A warm welcome to the 15 first timers to the parkrun family, Colin GRAY, Francis LWAZI, Ingrid STOKES, Nicola CARR, Hannah HODGES-WHITE, Benedict STOKES, Noah DARBY, Sarah PERRIO, Robert STORER, Zach DARBY, Becky STORER, Ella PEDDIE, Gavin CAMPBELL, Bobbie CIMINO and ELLA CINMINO. May this be the start of your parkrun journey.
There were a fantastic number of celebrations today. A special shout out goes to the following who joined the following Milestone Clubs:
10 Club – Sam LAWRENCE & Caitlin PICKUP
50 Club – Katherine HUBBARD & Karen JELLY
100 Club – Jason LLOYD
250 Club – Phil JELLY
Well done also to Emma HOWDEN and Paul HOBBS reaching 200 runs and to Robert DRUMMOND on 300.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Frimley Lodge parkrun Results Page.
This event would not have been possible without the help and encouragement of the following 44 Hi Vis Hero’s: Tracey ALDER, Gareth BAKER, Karen BARNARD, Pam BERRIMAN, Nigel BOARD, Ian COATES, Lucinda COBB, Amanda Dorothy CRITCHELL, Dave DABORN, Olivia DETTMAR, Jason EAST, Penny ELLIOTT, Dawn FAILES, Declan FARRELL, Karen FORNOS KLEIN, Paula FUDGE, Richard FYVIE, Charlie HOBBS, Brian HOLDEN, Kieran HUGHES, Damian JAMES, Dilwyn JONES, Bibi Jean KEEBLE-STEVENS, Rachel LANE, Annabelle LAWRENCE, Alison LENAGHAN, Matthew LOWDON, Koji MIYAZAKI, John MURDOCH, Deanne NUTTALL, Darren POWELL, Neil PURCELL, Catriona RIDDELL, Dawn SALTER, Christine SCALLY, Roger SMITH, Amelia SMITH, Mark SYMES, Sally TAYLOR, Brian THEOBALD, Bob TURNER, Janet VENABLES, Anne WHILLIS, Simon WHILLIS
If you would like to volunteer simply email FrimleyLodgehelpers@parkrun.com
From its humble origins parkrun has in fifteen years grown to a global phenomenon which is free, weekly timed and open to all abilities. Frimley Lodge parkrun started on 13th February 2010. Since then 18,796 participants have completed 175,237 parkruns covering a total distance of 876,185 km, including 27,790 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,186 individuals have volunteered 15,383 times.
Thank you Frimley Lodge parkrun for making Tracey and I so welcome.
Kieran Hughes, Longrun Meadow parkrun (Taunton)