Event #140 Saturday 8th June 2019

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This week Summer seemed to have paused and it felt more like Winter, a good 10c cooler than last week with a nippy little breeze as 93 people and a lot of nice pooches, ran, jogged and walked the Ottershaw Memorial Fields course, of whom 15 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part including SHAEF Shifters and Springfield Striders RC.

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Welcome to Christopher DODD and Edward LOVATT, their first parkrun, hope you enjoyed the three laps of the woods and Achilles Hill and that we see you again soon.

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Congratulations to Joe CONNOLLY on reaching the Junior 10 run club on a PB of 27:00, also on a PB of 25:07, Robert SOCHON notching up 50 runs and Neil ALLEN getting to a ton, a nice round 100 today, all of which he has done here at Homewood, thanks for the cakes and gingerbread biscuits, look forward to seeing you all in your nice new milestone shirts soon.

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The event was made possible by 19 wonderful volunteers led by this weeks Run Director Kathy MILLER:

Duncan HAUGHEY • Sarah ABBOTT • Samantha PENNELL • Maria JOVANI • Phil STOCKER • Jason TUTTY • Steve DYE • Jane STRATFORD • Jill HOPKINS • Dee HARPER • Lisa MCLAREN • Ian HARPER • Kathy MILLER • Richard MILLER • Joel STILLINGFLEET • Calvin MANNING • Jake MARTIN • Rebecca RUTTER • Jennifer HOLMES

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Crossing the line first today was Andy MCEWAN on a great time of 19:21 and following him was our first female Maria JOVANI setting a new PB on her 2nd run at Homewood, but first time on the current course (which is harder than the original one) of 20:57, quick enough that she was able to help out with the bar code scanning at the finish.

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

Great running everyone!

#DFYB Don't Forget Your Barcode!

#loveparkrun

Jason

 

Event #139 Saturday 1st June 2019

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It was a fabulous June day, the first day of the meteorological summer, and it certainly felt like it. Temperatures started out at around 19C but soon soared as it was arguably the hottest run of the year so far. We even had one parkrunner comment that although the course was tough, it was offset by all the nice people who were out on it, so well done to all runners.

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There were a total of 101 parkrunners, of whom 27 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. There were representatives of 20 different clubs, including Harborough AC and Tewkesbury Running Club and we welcomed tourists from Crawley, Frimley and even as far as Gloucester. As usual, the event was made possible by the contributions of 19 volunteers, led by Run Director Phil STOCKER, without whom Homewood parkrun just wouldn't exist.

Duncan HAUGHEY • Sarah ABBOTT • Richard JONES • Samantha PENNELL • Phil STOCKER • Ralph STADIE • Ian AYRES • Steve DYE • Jill HOPKINS • Maia HOPKINS • Lucy HOPKINS • Dee HARPER • Lisa MCLAREN • Ian HARPER • Kathy MILLER • Richard MILLER • Marie BUYS • Calvin MANNING • Jennifer HOLMES

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Fastest time today belongs to Andy MCEWAN who completed the course in 19:40 and an impressive 75% age grading and the quickest female runner was Joanne LOCKER on 22:32. Honourable mentions go to JM10 runners Michael RALPH and Zachary BOWLES who finished 2nd and 4th, respectively, so definitely some names to look out for in the future.
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There were a couple of milestones this week for Michael SENNETT (50) and Harlie CURTIS (50) as well as first parkruns for Isabel LLOYD-JONES, Christian BURROUGH, Sam SHAW, Elizabeth SHAW, Emily SHAW and Gordon SHAW. Good to see the whole SHAW family out and congratulations on your first parkrun - let's hope you can make it a regular thing!

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

Great work everyone and hope to see you all next week!

Ralph

 

Event #138 Saturday 25th May 2019

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It was the Spring bank holiday weekend and the sun managed to peek out right at the end as 130 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies, walked their pooch and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part including St Albans Striders and Bristol and West AC.

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We welcomed tourists from Guildford and Upton Park whose own runs were cancelled, Bristol, Burgess Hill, Market Harborough and also a group from St Albans, nice to see visitors here, hope you enjoyed your run through the woods!

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New to parkrun this week were Grace HARTLEY and Lizzy MILLS, run #1 is the most important, so super well done!

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Reaching the 50 milestone this week and earning their red shirts was regular volunteer Marie BUYS, and Tim CANE, 30 of Tim's runs here at Homewood. Stepping up to 100 runs, all the way from St Albans was visitor to Homewood Sue EDWARDS, well done to everyone and thanks for the cakes!

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The event was made possible by 20 amazing volunteers led by this weeks Run Director Steve DYE:

Duncan HAUGHEY • Sarah ABBOTT • Samantha PENNELL • Kate HICKEN • Max NICKLESS • Phil MOSS • Jason TUTTY • Steve DYE • Jane STRATFORD • Jill HOPKINS • Maia HOPKINS • Lucy HOPKINS • Dee HARPER • Lisa MCLAREN • Ian HARPER • Kathy MILLER • Richard MILLER • Richard JONES • Marie BUYS • Jake MARTIN

Why not become a Homewood Hero? All you need to do is let anyone in High Viz that you can help at a future event and your on the team, you can even do some roles and run as well, so please give it a go, we wouldn't have Homewood without our lovely volunteers.

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Setting a new PB today was Rob HARKNESS of Windle Valley Runners on 18:23, quickest female was Lucia TREGELLIS on 21:23, symmetrical times go to Timothy JACOBSON on 30:30, Isla EVANS on 37:37 and Gary COOLES on 41:41, good running everyone!

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

Great running everyone!

#DFYB Don't Forget Your Barcode!

#loveparkrun

Jason

 

Event #137 Saturday 18th May 2019

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This week was dry if a little grey as 110 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part including Camberley & District AC and Windle Valley Runners.

Welcome to Keith EGAN, Jamie HATFIELD and Angela ROACH on parkrun #1, hope you enjoyed it!

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Congratulations to James OWEN on reaching the 50 run club, 22 of those parkruns here at Homewood, and thanks for the lovely cakes you made to help us all celebrate with you!

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The event was made possible by 18 wonderful volunteers led by this weeks Run Director Kathy MILLER:

Duncan HAUGHEY • Stephen IND • Sarah ABBOTT • Simon LISTER • Kate HICKEN • James OWEN • Max NICKLESS • Jason TUTTY • Paul SILVESTER • Steve DYE • Dee HARPER • Ian HARPER • Kathy MILLER • Richard MILLER • Richard JONES • Joel STILLINGFLEET • Clare WITCHER • Stephen WHITE

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Marcin SMOLAK was first across the line this week on 19:06, first female was Lucia TREGELLIS of Woking AC on 22:01, symmetrical time of the week goes to Will TAYLOR on 24:24. Good running everyone, remember nobody comes last at parkrun, it doesn't matter if you run, jog or walk round the course, we love to see you here!

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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 #136 Saturday 11th May 2019

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Dot dot dot dot, H was for Homewood as 108 people ran, jogged and walked the soggy but not muddy course, of whom 14 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part including Alchester RC and Axe Valley Runners.

Welcome to tourists today including from Guildford and further afield, Heslington, York. We hope you enjoyed the course, even if the weather was a little damp.

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Congratulations to Matt REED on hitting the 50 milestone today and Geoff O'GRADY on getting to 350 runs.

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The event was made possible by 18 wonderful volunteers led by this weeks Run Director Roland HOGG:

Duncan HAUGHEY • Roland HOGG • Peter GODDARD • Max NICKLESS • Phil STOCKER • Jason TUTTY • David SANSOM • Steve DYE • Jane STRATFORD • Laura MILES • Dee HARPER • Ian HARPER • Richard JONES • Becky MACPHEE • Joel STILLINGFLEET • Jennifer HOLMES • Penny HAWKES • Katie GRIGG

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First female this week was first timer at Homewood Jennifer MCBAIN on her 280th run, with a time of 22:16, first male was Matt REED of Walton AC, as mentioned on his 50th parkrun with a time of 18:21. Symmetrical time of the week was David SOMERVILLE on a new PB of 27:27, well done to everyone who made it round this morning, good running everyone!

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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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It's here, the all new Apricot parkrun top, if you would like one personalised to show your favourite parkrun (that would be Homewood of course!) then you can order one from Pro Direct. Please do check your size carefully, they seem to come up a size larger than the milestone shirts.

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Great running everyone!

#DFYB Don't Forget Your Barcode!

#loveparkrun

Jason