Event #158 Saturday 12th October 2019

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This week was a bit soggy, and there were a few small puddles, as 101 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part including Woking AC and Sweatshop Running Community.

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The event was made possible by 22 wonderful volunteers led by this weeks Run Director Dee HARPER:

Dave PEARCE • Alastair BENBOW • Samantha PENNELL • James OWEN • Max NICKLESS • Phil GARTY • Phil STOCKER • Ralph STADIE • Jason TUTTY • Vicky LALLY • Steve DYE • Dee HARPER • Leo BASI • Sam WANG • Lisa MCLAREN • Ian HARPER • Richard MILLER • Philip WRAGG • Stephen WHITE • Jake MARTIN • Cynthia BOARDMAN • Jes TURNER

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

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Congratulations to Graham WANG on reaching the 50 run milestone this week, 45 of which have been here at Homewood, and thanks for the celebratory chocolates.

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First across the line this week was Chris AXE on a speedy 19:09, only 8 seconds from his PB, and the first female this week was Emma MORETON of Shepperton Running Group who did so with a new Homewood PB of 24:04. Well done to everyone who made it round this week and avoided the chestnuts still littering the paths in the wood.

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Next week's run will be our 3rd birthday, so do come along and help us celebrate, please feel free to bring some cake!

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Homewood will be running on Christmas Day again this year, so if you fancy joining us please come along for a festive run, or, if you can help with some volunteering on the day, then please let us know, the more the merrier. We won't be running on New Years day here, but some nearby runs will be, so if you fancy a double look out for more details nearer the date.

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Great running everyone!

#DFYB Don't Forget Your Barcode!

#loveparkrun

Jason

 

Event #157 Saturday 5th October 2019

Here's a question for you. This Saturday, what did 149,395 people celebrate in 641 different locations? Dead easy right? They ran 5K on the 15th birthday of parkrun. It's a phenomenal number and one that just continues to grow. And let's not forget the 14,725 volunteers that made it all happen.

I was surprised to see that since I did my first one back in 2014 the weekly figure has risen from “just” 47,500 runners and 257 locations. I wonder what the numbers will be in five years time? Pretty soon there won't be any people left who aren't doing one!

All of which makes it a bit odd that we had one of our smaller fields this week; just 94 heroes walked, hopped, jogged or ran the course. (OK, I have no evidence that anyone was actually hopping, but it's not against the rules and I wasn't able to do extensive checks).

Where were the rest of you? I know there was a contingent who sloped off to the home of parkrun, Bushy Park. Shame on you! (although they did get to meet the founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt apparently)

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Meanwhile, back at base we had our own treat with the talented Lucy serenading runners at Marshal Point Two. (Any suggestions for a parkrun themed playlist for the next time? “Keep On Running”, obviously. “Come On Eileen”, maybe. “Walking Back To Happiness” and so on....)

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As ever this weeks' run would not have taken place without our wonderful team of volunteers, led by Run Director Ali James. They were: Leo Basi, Alastair Benbow, Cynthia Boardman, Steve Dye, Dee Harper, Ian Harper, Kate Hicken, Jennifer Holmes, Keith Hopkins, Jill Hopkins, Lucy Hopkins, Kathy Miller, James Owen, Samantha Pennell, Phil Stocker, Libby Turner, Jes Turner and Sam Wang.

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Despite the recent rain, the condition of the course seems to holding up well with no significant muddy patches appearing yet although great care was needed to negotiate the slippery roots which are such a feature of the route.

We were pleased to welcome many tourists this week as well as a number of runners joining Homewood for the first time. Hello to Tom Glancy, Jonathan Major, Dave Aitken, Adam Leary, Tony J Mansfield, Paul Bean, Lucy Low, Kathryn Harrison, Jane Fulbrook, Chloe Brewer, Peter Humphries, Andrene Williamson, Ramla Ali, Krystina Lockett and Hayden Bloomfield. Of these, Kathryn, Chloe, Peter, Ramala, Krystina and Hayden were taking part in their first ever parkrun. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again.

As for the results, congratulations go to one of those first timers Tom Glancy, first home in a time of 18 minutes and 19 seconds. He was closely followed by Richard Gayton (19m, 04s) and William Hartley (19m 14s). For the ladies Paula Holmes was first back in 23m 55s followed by Zoe Wood in 25m 11s and Anna Smith in 25m 18s.

But parkrun isn't just about who is the quickest back. 14 runners achieved new PB's this week, so huge congratulations are also due to William Hartley, Colin Dow, Robert Sochon, Matt Bird, Alan Richardson, Adrian Doe, Jo Graham, Benjamin Turner, Andy Woods, Denise Gauntlett, Diana Basi, Clare Tiller, Cheryl Smith-Wright and Mariann Henshall

We had a couple of milestone runners with us: Dave Aitkin reached the unofficial but nonetheless very impressive figure of 200 runs whilst Homewood regular Andy Gifford notched up his 50th run.

When looking at the percentage scores 60 of the 94 finishers above 50% which shows what a lot of high achievers we have at Homewood!

And if you haven't fallen into any of the categories I've mentioned above, the great thing about parkrun is that it doesn't matter in the slightest. Maybe you had your own target to beat and maybe you made it or maybe you didn't. Whatever! The important thing is that you got out there and made it round and in doing so were part of what must have been one of the biggest birthday parties ever!

I hope to see you all again soon! We welcome you all (even those who defected to Bushy Park for the day!).

Phil

 

Event #156 Saturday 28th September 2019

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This week it was back to quintessential Autumn conditions with plenty of spiky chestnuts to dodge about as 118 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part including Bracknell Forest Runners and Windle Valley Runners.

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New to parkrun this week were Lauren GOODMAN, Amelie MELVILLE, James ROBINSON, Laura ROBINSON and Oliver KENDALL, nice to see you here, hope to see you again soon!

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We welcomed tourists from near and far, including London and a little further afield Germiston, Johannesburg.

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Congratulations to Rowena BRIMACOMBE on joining the 100 parkrun club, visiting us here at Homewood for the first time from Bushy park.

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The event was made possible by 23 lovely volunteers led by this weeks Run Director Kate HICKEN:

Tony SHERIDAN • Roland HOGG • Jeremy BENSON • Sarah ABBOTT • Alastair BENBOW • Kate HICKEN • James OWEN • Robert SOCHON • Max NICKLESS • Phil GARTY • Jason TUTTY • Steve DYE • Dee HARPER • Leo BASI • Keith HOPKINS • Sam WANG • Lisa MCLAREN • Ian HARPER • Kathy MILLER • Richard MILLER • Philip WRAGG • Jake MARTIN • Cynthia BOARDMAN

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Getting a PB was Jenny DERHAM of Comet Triathlon Club on her 13th parkrun and first female finisher this week on 21:02, first male was Ben ROLFE of Woking AC on 19:56, a great way to mark 150 runs. Congratulations to everyone for making it around the 5Km this week!

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

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Next week, 5th October, parkrun will be celebrating its 15th birthday, why not mark the occasion by treating yourself or someone you know to a special limited edition blue barcode flatband, available from the shop here.

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Great running everyone!

#DFYB Don't Forget Your Barcode!

#loveparkrun

Jason

 

Event #155 Saturday 21st September 2019

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It was a glorious Saturday morning, perfect for running as 112 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part including Watford Joggers and Thames Turbo Triathlon.

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Joining us for their first parkrun was Greta GESICK, Andreea SERDEAN and Lindy SCHASIEPEN, hope you enjoyed it and that we see you again soon.

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Welcome to first time visitors here at Homewood from near and far including Haslemere, Cumberland and California.

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Congratulations to Shirley CADE for reaching the unofficial milestone of 200 runs, 50 more to go to get to that green t-shirt!

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The event was made possible by 21 great volunteers led by this weeks Run Director Paul SILVESTOR:

Conrad BENNETT • Sarah ABBOTT • Alastair BENBOW • Samantha PENNELL • Robert SOCHON • Max NICKLESS • Ralph STADIE • Jason TUTTY • Paul SILVESTER • Steve DYE • Jill HOPKINS • Dee HARPER • Leo BASI • Sam WANG • Lisa MCLAREN • Ian HARPER • Kai HARPER • Jake MARTIN • Jennifer HOLMES • Cynthia BOARDMAN • Jes TURNER

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Thanks to the local fire brigade who came to attend a small fire in the woods from a camp fire that had been left to smoulder away, good call by Jes TURNER who was marshalling today, the fire fighters said it could well have spread further without intervention.

First female today was Joanne LOCKER of Walton AC on 21:55, first male was junior Spencer BATEMAN of Sutton & District AC's on 18:39, symmetrical time of the week goes to Christine MANNING on 40:40. Well done to everyone who made it round today, your all super-stars!!

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

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Great running everyone!

#DFYB Don't Forget Your Barcode!

#loveparkrun

Jason

 

Event #154 Saturday 14th September 2019

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A glorious autumn sun greeted 128 runners, joggers and walkers this morning. There were 28 first timers to Homewood, with 6 making this their parkrun debut, so a big welcome to Jamie THOMAS, Nick CONN and the BALDWIN family of Jo, James, Jessica and Jake.

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Perfect course conditions and sunny weather with no wind meant that 23 parkrunners got a new PB, they were lead home by first male Andy MCEWAN and first female Gemma Bigg.

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Runners from 19 different clubs took part along with visitors from Derby, Stafford and Bradford.

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Congratulations to Andrew Nickless who has now completed his 100th parkrun, we look forward to seeing you in your black 100 t-shirt soon!

A massive parkrun thank you to our 24 volunteers who helped make the run possible:

Conrad BENNETT • Roland HOGG • Sarah ABBOTT • Samantha PENNELL • Kate HICKEN • Jacob THOMAS • Vicky BURR • James OWEN • Max NICKLESS • Phil GARTY • Steve DYE • Jill HOPKINS • Maia HOPKINS • Mervyn ROBINS • Dee HARPER • Leo BASI • Keith HOPKINS • Sam WANG • Lisa MCLAREN • Ian HARPER • Kathy MILLER • Marie BUYS • Jake MARTIN • Cynthia BOARDMAN

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Today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Homewood parkrun results page.

Happy parkrunning everyone!

Love Maia

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