Haldon Forest parkrun is cancelled on 30 May 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

International Women’s Day

29D55507-21A3-450C-943E-89A346E09A41At Haldon Forest parkrun we will be joining other parkrun events around the world on 7th March in celebrating and supporting International Women's Day.

In England, #IWDparkrun will be supported by This Girl Can, a campaign created by our partner Sport England. We want to encourage as many women as possible to join us on Saturday, the day before International Women’s Day.

If you wish to volunteer, preferably in purple please email our Volunteer Coordinator at haldonforesthelpers@parkrun.com

We will have a special 'selfie-frame' and flag to mark the occasion and also wear something purple (V25 parkrun volunteer milestone tee's are a good start for those of you lovely people who have them!). Do please come and join us.

Keep an eye out for parkrun's videos and blog stories in the lead up to the event.

If you have any questions about #IWDparkrun, #thisgirlcan #purple check out the FAQs document.

 

Event 50 08/02/20

Haldon Forest parkrun

Event number 50

8th February 2020

Glorious sunshine welcomed us all to Haldon Forest’s 50th event today, the calm before Storm Ciara arrives tomorrow. Lots of red parkrun 50 shirts could be seen around, including from our run director Adrian.

It was my 50th parkrun today, supported by 5 year old Rowan on his 23rd. 

Karla has also done an amazing 50th parkrun volunteer roles as of this morning, thank you so much for everything you give to parkrun. 

Mike Davis doubled that and was running his 100th parkrun today, amazing! 

As well as milestones and regular runners we also welcomed some people who were brand new to parkrun today, we hope you enjoyed your first run and will come back again soon! We also welcomed a few visitors today from Exmouth and Melton Mowbray amongst others.

Rowan would also like to say a few a few words about this morning’s parkrun:

‘It was amazing and I still beat my Mum even though it was her 50th parkrun. I fell over at the beginning because I slipped on the mud and hurt my knee and hand, but I got up again and helped Mum finish her 50th parkrun, she did super duper well! We shared a yummy chocolate brownie in the cafe afterwards’.

We hope to see you all again soon, stay safe from the storm!! 

Alice and Rowan Bevan :-)

This week 159 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • Adrian MOUNTFORD • Clare MOUNTFORD • Karen COLLARD • Alice BEVAN • Andy FIELD • Sara PELLING • Dale STRINGER • Karla GREGORY • Rowan BEVAN • Verity BUSHELL • Lottie FYFE • Lisa RAYMONT • Maurice RAYMONT • Rhianna RAYMONT • Rona MCINTYRE • Ethan RAYMONT • Maurice DURBIN • Emily FYFE • Andrew GREGORY • Claudius RUDIN • Janice BOMFORD

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

The female record is held by Kate DREW who recorded a time of 18:48 on 11th May 2019 (event number 11).

The male record is held by Ross BRADEN who recorded a time of 16:22 on 28th December 2019 (event number 43).

The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 88.58% (20:43) on 17th August 2019 (event number 25).

Haldon Forest parkrun started on 23rd February 2019. Since then 2,899 participants have completed 7,029 parkruns covering a total distance of 35,145 km, including 1,207 new Personal Bests. A total of 252 individuals have volunteered 989 times.

 

Event 48 – 25/01/20

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday - and to all of the fantastic volunteers who make our event happen - in a multitude of roles!

Here's the summary of yesterday's event - the last one in January. See you same time, same place next week?!

Haldon Forest parkrun
Event number 48
25th January 2020

This week 169 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • David NASH • Jane BEECH • Graeme SALISBURY • Pat CORBETT • Mark BEVAN • Karen COLLARD • Alice BEVAN • Rebecca BARTER • Lucy BOMFORD • Esmee CAWRSE • Peter HENDY-IBBS • Lottie FYFE • Lisa RAYMONT • Maurice RAYMONT • Rhianna RAYMONT • Ethan RAYMONT • Maurice DURBIN • Gillian BUXTON • Emily FYFE • Claudius RUDIN • Janice BOMFORD

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

The female record is held by Kate DREW who recorded a time of 18:48 on 11th May 2019 (event number 11).
The male record is held by Ross BRADEN who recorded a time of 16:22 on 28th December 2019 (event number 43).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 88.58% (20:43) on 17th August 2019 (event number 25).

Haldon Forest parkrun started on 23rd February 2019. Since then 2,829 participants have completed 6,696 parkruns covering a total distance of 33,480 km, including 1,137 new Personal Bests. A total of 246 individuals have volunteered 946 times.

 

Event 47 – 18/01/20

That’s another parkrun completed at Haldon Forest Park - Forestry England thank you to Rangers, Volunteers and participants only together we make it so good.

This week 203 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

We know you love the tokens but please give them back!

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • Helen ANTHONY • Louise GENTRY • Richard STONE • Karen COLLARD • Laura NICHOLLS • Ailsa BARROW • David NICHOLLS • Rebecca BARTER • Naomi SHAW • Edward SHAW • Mark JEFFREYS • Charlotte HAWKINS • Karla GREGORY • Heather GREEN • Jessica FYFE • Lottie FYFE • Rona MCINTYRE • Suzi LEATHER • Maurice DURBIN • Emily FYFE • Marissa BARGEWELL • Andrew GREGORY

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

The female record is held by Kate DREW who recorded a time of 18:48 on 11th May 2019 (event number 11).
The male record is held by Ross BRADEN who recorded a time of 16:22 on 28th December 2019 (event number 43).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 88.58% (20:43) on 17th August 2019 (event number 25).

Haldon Forest parkrun started on 23rd February 2019. Since then 2,786 participants have completed 6,527 parkruns covering a total distance of 32,635 km, including 1,096 new Personal Bests. A total of 245 individuals have volunteered 924 times.

 

Event 43 – 28/12/19

So, that’s it folks… the last parkrun of the decade complete! 186 of you joined us in Haldon Forest for our 43rd event to run, jog or walk off those calories from the Christmas turkey (or nut roast for the Vegan Runners that I spied amongst you!). There were 68 Haldon first-timers, with visitors from Bath Skyline, Clapham, Crystal Palace, and as far away as the Czech Republic… welcome to you all, we hope you enjoyed our beautiful course and will visit again.

The weather was kind with a bit of blue sky trying to creep through the thick cloud as we ran along the Ridgeway overlooking the Exe Estuary, and conditions weren’t too bad under foot. 30 of us recorded course PBs… what a great way to end the running year! Haldon first-timer Ross Braden was first across the line in an impressive 16 mins 22 secs, a new male course record! Martha Neal was first female and 4th overall. Congratulations to everyone who got up, got out there and made it round to the finish today.

Thanks to Mark, our Run Director, ably assisted by Rowan (who was particularly enthusiastic with the cones, wheelbarrow and megaphone!) and to all the volunteers who make your parkrun happen each and every Saturday morning.

Maybe you could give volunteering a go in 2020? We are a very friendly bunch, no experience needed, members of the core team are always happy to show newbies the ropes. And there are plenty of roles – Pre-Event Set Up, First Timers’ Briefing, Run Report Writer, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Results Processor to name but a few - where it’s possible to both volunteer and run at the same event. It’s easy to check the future roster on the website https://www.parkrun.org.uk/haldonforest/futureroster/ and sign up by emailing haldonforest@parkrun.com

So, as 2019 draws to an end, we all start thinking of New Year’s resolutions… and what better way to start than with a New Year’s Day parkrun Double! Why not join us at Haldon Forest at the later than usual start time of 10.30am on New Year’s Day… which gives you plenty of time to participate in one of our neighbouring Parkrun events at Exmouth or Killerton, both of which start at 08.30am. See you there!

This week 186 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 69 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • Philip GREEDY • James EPHRAUMS • Mark BEVAN • Denise PICHLER • Maria TRYLSKA • Lucy BOMFORD • Karla GREGORY • Anna CAWRSE • Esmee CAWRSE • Heather GREEN • Lisa RAYMONT • Maurice RAYMONT • Rona MCINTYRE • Ethan RAYMONT • Maurice DURBIN • Jess BALLY • Chris BALLY • Janice BOMFORD

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

The female record is held by Kate DREW who recorded a time of 18:48 on 11th May 2019 (event number 11).
The male record is held by Ross BRADEN who recorded a time of 16:22 on 28th December 2019 (event number 43).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 88.58% (20:43) on 17th August 2019 (event number 25).

Haldon Forest parkrun started on 23rd February 2019. Since then 2,204 participants have completed 5,090 parkruns covering a total distance of 25,450 km, including 927 new Personal Bests. A total of 232 individuals have volunteered 818 times.