Leamington parkrun #514 – Jubilee Special!

By D of E student Adam Chambers

I have never seen so many people take part in a parkrun on such a historic moment. With the Queen’s 70th Jubilee taking place it is amazing to see how much that can affect our 514th parkrun, from amazing costumes on the run to bunting on the finish line it is truly inspirational to say the least.

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With over 420 runners taking part it’s amazing to see how many people are willing to challenge themselves. To see that 69 people have still achieved a new PB is mind blowing, as well as the fact that over 40 people have run the Leamington parkrun for the first-time ever is an achievement in itself. Even my dad turned up for his 99th parkrun leaving 1 more until he hits triple digits. My mum also took part in the event running her 79th parkrun. It is extraordinary to think how far Leamington parkrun has come since 23rd April 2011 and how many achievements and challenges people have overcome.

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Of course, none of it could ever be done without our outstanding volunteers this week who were: Peter BARFIELD, Sarah BARFIELD, Martin BENNETT, Mathilda BOMMÉ, Tony BRAY, Cade BROADHURST, Emma Jane BROWN, Zoe CAWS, Adam CHAMBERS, David CHANTREY, Jill COATES, Heather FIELDING, Malcolm FRY, Robert GREENWAY, Stuart GREENWAY, Amy HARTILL, Lisa HARTILL, Kathleen HEALY, Lynn HUSSAIN, Saty KANDOLA, Cathal LOUGHNANE, Jay MADAN, James MOFFATT, Callum MOSS, Grace O'MALLEY, Victoria PHILLIPS, Krys PIETRECKI, Judith POLLACCO, Pauleine REED, Sue ROBINSON, Lizzie ROURKE, Krisztina STRATH, Nick TAWNEY, Susie TAWNEY and Margaret WEBSTER.

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They don’t get paid for it either so I’m sure they would appreciate it if you could thank them and remind them how much they are admired, and try giving it a go yourself - it's easy and fun! Please also be sure to visit the mini café inside the building which raises money for good causes and relies on donations.

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Thank you again to everyone who ran the Leamington parkrun as people like you also give many others motivation to get up in the morning despite wanting to stay in bed.

 

Leamington parkrun #513 – 75 PBs!

It has almost been a year since my very first parkrun.  In lockdown, after not exercising since PE lessons in school, I started to try out running but, struggling to find the motivation and correct pace, the runs were short, infrequent and unenjoyable.  July 2021, when parkrun returned, I was convinced by my 3 housemates to go with them to Leamington parkrun.  Although incredibly nervous about such a dauntingly long run and being left behind, once we set off along the route, I found a fantastically supportive community in my fellow parkrunners and fell in love with the event.  Since then, although life can sometimes annoyingly get in the way, every Saturday morning myself and 3 housemates look forward to making our way to Newbold Comyn for another great race, seeing our times go down and confidence go up!  This also gave me the confidence to join the Run Like a Girl running group on Tuesdays which, together, have helped me feel fitter and happier. So, a massive thank you to parkrun and specifically those running at the back with me on the Leamington course – long may it continue.

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The sun was shining brightly this morning as 464 runners prepared to face our Leamington course. Amongst the crowd were 62 first time runners of our course, of which 17 ran their first ever parkrun – congratulations and we hope to see you back soon!

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We had several amazing milestones today, with John Waring, Alice Swatton and Nick Tawney’s 50th run, Daniel Graham and Elizabeth Draper’s 100th run, Chris Haywood and Chris McGovern’s 250th run and Sukhwant Singh Kandula’s incredible 300th run! I may only have run 20 parkruns, but I’ll catch up soon. 75 new PBs today –brilliant effort in great conditions. A particular shout out must go to our 1st across the line: Archie Lane setting himself an incredible 17:27 PB, and my housemate Callum Pritchard who attributes today’s PB to his 1/5th of a bottle of Lucozade Sport.

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As promised from last week, our regular fancy dress team joined us as lifeguards – thankfully, there were no lives to be saved, but I’m sure everyone agrees we all felt reassured by their presence.

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Also joining us this week were my running club Run Like A Girl – in particular bringing those that have recently completed their Run30 course. They have gone from beginners to confidently running 30 minutes – incredible effort today ladies and we hope you become parkrun regulars now that you know that you can do it!

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Thank you to all of our volunteers who were out in force, without you this wouldn’t be possible. If you can please get involved and give up a couple of your runs a year to help support the team – it’s great fun, I promise!
Next weekend will be the Jubilee weekend – don’t forget your crowns and celebratory colours: red, blue and white!

Here are the stats for the week:
This week 464 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 75 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 46 volunteers:

Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • David MURRAY • Krisztina STRATH • Lisa HARTILL • Alison Ann GIBBONS • Marti DHESI • Kersti O'MALLEY • Trevor ROTHWELL • Mohamed ELSHEEMY • Saty KANDOLA • Iain RACK • Callum MOSS • Stephen EVANS • Ross CAWS • Pete THOMPSON • Roz DOYLE • Martin BENNETT • Stephen TRAYNOR • David CHANTREY • Adam CHAMBERS • Jeremy POPE • Amy HARTILL • Heather SIMS • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • Katie STRATH • Ian STRATH • Wilfred EVANS • Max TIPPING • Jill COATES • Wilfie RACK • Margaret WEBSTER • Judith POLLACCO • James MOFFATT • Emma KEMP • Jay MADAN • Krys PIETRECKI • Cade BROADHURST • Hannah BOOTH • Heather FIELDING • Pauleine REED • Jamie MINNS • Moises MUGUERZA • Prashanth SUNDAR
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Leamington parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 98.23% (19:45) on 25th September 2021 (event number 478).
Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 20,287 participants have completed 176,724 parkruns covering a total distance of 883,620 km, including 27,019 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,955 individuals have volunteered 13,697 times.

 

Leamington parkrun #512 – Welcoming, Celebratory and a lot of Fun

Welcoming, Celebratory and a lot of Fun...

If I had to describe parkrun to a newcomer these would be the first words I would think of. Firstly it is incredibly welcoming, there is always a first timer briefing to let people know what to expect and where to go. There are the amazing, friendly and welcoming volunteers along the route cheering us on and steering us in the right direction. There is a delicious selection of snacks, drinks and even dog treats for our furry friends waiting for us at the end of the run. Every week I seem to make a new friend as well as catching up with old ones and this time was no exception.

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parkrun is also very celebratory and everyone is cheered on as they go round the course and at the finish line.  Bibs were given out for milestones this week to Mike Lucas who was running his 50th parkrun, plus Lisa Hartill and Anthea Hodkinson who ran their 100th. We also celebrate our volunteers and a big thank you to Robyn Dorling, Ben Hoskings and Andrew Townend who volunteered for the first time.

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Last week were joined by the Power Rangers, this week we had two Willy Wonkas and a couple of Oompa Loompas running the course. The group from Warwick University Hockey club are now on their third parkrun and have decided to dress up for each one “because it is a Saturday” which I have to agree is a great reason. They were considering running dressed as life guards next week so let’s hope the weather is warm for them - although perhaps if it rains they can swim through it.

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Our Run Director for the course, Jeremy, set us off with a flourish this week with help from Spa Brass who provided a fanfare to get us going.

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We had 453 participants this week and well done to the fastest male runner Ollie Campbell and fastest female runner Corrine Moss. Congratulations to an incredible 80 runners who achieved personal bests.  Representatives of 44 different clubs took part. Whilst viewing the results I was entertained to spot Bernard ‘danger’ Blundell from the running club ‘Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids who Can’t Run Good’. Great club! I hope you were pulling your best Blue Steel face all the way round the track. As always thanks to our volunteers who make parkrun possible and I look forwards to doing it all again next week and from what I have heard I think there will be a few milestones celebrated then too.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • David MURRAY • Nick TAWNEY • Krisztina STRATH • Kersti O'MALLEY • Trevor ROTHWELL • Stuart GREENWAY • Graham SIMS • Mohamed ELSHEEMY • Callum MOSS • Sukhwant Singh KANDULA • Stephen TRAYNOR • David CHANTREY • Jeremy POPE • Amy HARTILL • Patrick JAMES • Heather SIMS • Eleanor NABNEY • Katie STRATH • Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR • Peter CROWLEY • Melissa FARNWORTH • Jill COATES • Judith POLLACCO • Kyran OSULLIVAN • Caroline GRAHAM • Joanna KUKLA • James MOFFATT • Rafael KUKLA • Jay MADAN • Louise O'SULLIVAN • Krys PIETRECKI • Cathal LOUGHNANE • A L TOWNEND • Adrian FARNWORTH • Ben HOSKINGS • Pauleine REED • Jamie MINNS • Robyn DORLING • Grace O'MALLEY

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 98.23% (19:45) on 25th September 2021 (event number 478).

Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 20,225 participants have completed 176,260 parkruns covering a total distance of 881,300 km, including 26,944 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,949 individuals have volunteered 13,650 times.

 

Leamington parkrun #511 – when the bibs came back

Walking up from the Radford Road car park this morning, it seemed like someone had been playing cats' cradle, but no! It was our volunteers who had already setup the start, soon to be finish, funnel.IMG_0266Speaking of volunteers, here's a shot of the Greenway twins who were on cats' cradle - aka pre-event setup - duty in their rather fetching 25 Volunteer Shirts - between them they have about 70 volunteer credits to their names.  Thanks to you both.Greenway twinsHighlight of parkrun today, other than me getting around in one piece, was the return of the bibs, and I don't mean for messy eaters at Kate's Café, but for milestones.  HURRAH!!The Bibs are backHappy Birthday, Happy 100th - not Birthday but parkrun - and Happy 10th parkrun to you too!

Congratulations to Joe Penney, Noah Harper and Charlie Cordon on parkrunning for the 25th time, to Jessica Tovey and Rachel Goldsmith on their 50th, and to Judith Polllacco - above - on her 100th.

We felt extra safe this weekend as some of the Power Rangers turned up.  Why? I had to ask, because it's Saturday - was the answer.  They even brought something to snack on as they went around the course.  efb6ba6c-90dc-4cf3-890f-e1c7844c2200And then, we were off!6bdfc993-e95e-487f-baa2-c759e0fb95a7

And some 18 and a half minutes later, the first back of 409 people who ran, jogged and walked the course returned. 62 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 39 volunteers:

Malcolm FRY • David MURRAY • Simon MOTTERSHEAD • Stephanie LUNN • Krisztina STRATH • Lisa HARTILL • Kersti O'MALLEY • Trevor ROTHWELL • Robert GREENWAY • Stuart GREENWAY • Saty KANDOLA • Tim CARTER • Lucy MARCOVITCH • Callum MOSS • Sukhwant Singh KANDULA • Thomas PARMENTER • Martin BENNETT • Stephen TRAYNOR • Helen BRAITHWAITE • David CHANTREY • Arta BALTINA • Jeremy POPE • Amy HARTILL • Catherine BRAYSHAW • Heather SIMS • Katie STRATH • Tom ROSEN • Helen WILKINSON • Arthur GIBLIN • Lucy TRELEAVEN • Grace O'MALLEY • Neil HALSEY • Kyran OSULLIVAN • James MOFFATT • Jay MADAN • Krys PIETRECKI • Cade BROADHURST • Pauleine REED • Jamie MINNS

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 98.23% (19:45) on 25th September 2021 (event number 478).

Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 20,150 participants have completed 175,807 parkruns covering a total distance of 879,035 km, including 26,864 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,946 individuals have volunteered 13,610 times.

 

Leamington parkrun #509

It’s been 7 years since I and my other half have run at Leamington parkrun.  It was Event 205 then in 2015, and it was event 509 this morning in 2022, 509 is a prime number incidentally, and highly collectable in certain circles.

In the meantime, I have clocked up more than 300 parkruns, including 118 different events.

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So, we were back again. The weather was sunny and clear, and there were 356 runners this morning (compared with 424 back then in 2015).  I must say with the passage of time the only thing I’d really remembered about the Leamington course was the formidable upward ascent about 1 mile in ……………. oh yes, it all soon came flooding back to me; the start and finish at the pavilion, running round the footie pitches, the ascent into the undulating run through the tree-lined paths, the shortish, desperate, sprint to the finish! 



There were 33 parkrun first timers in attendance this morning, not sure I saw quite that many at the First Timers Welcome though, so for the benefit of any parkrun newbies this is probably a good juncture to mention that every parkrun occasion includes a First Timers Welcome usually 10 minutes before the start of the run. The Welcome includes an explanation of how the run is operated, a description of the route, and what to do with the barcode at the end of the run.

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Congrats to the 48 parkrunners who achieved a Personal Best (PB) in the glorious sunshine today, not me though as I was well over 2 minutes slower than my last run here back in 2015.    

I’m pretty sure only 1 hand went up when Helen, the Run Director, asked if there were any milestones during the run brief; however on inspecting the results it appears that congratulations are in order for Max Tipping and Tezan Hadzikadunic who each hit 25 runs and also Richard Moffatt who hit 100 runs. Well done to you guys and look out for the notification in your parkrun profile denoting when you can order your appropriate milestone t-shirts. Max also decided to underline today’s run by scoring a PB!

During today’s run briefing Helen was at great pains to politely ask everyone to ensure that IF they cross the finish line at parkrun they should please NOT duck out of the funnel at any point and that they should still take a finish token even IF they don’t require a finishing time/result for whatever reason. Ducking out of the finishing funnel can mess up the results for everyone else, so please don’t do it.

The other thing you must NOT do, is take a finish token home with you; on taking the finish token at the end of your run you must then please get it scanned, or not scanned, but you must ALWAYS then drop it into one of the buckets provided. Finish tokens are not for keeping.

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Tourists today included those from as far-flung as Abu Dhabi (our very own Kevin) and Sydney……………. Leamington parkrun is both pleased and honoured to host you, hope you enjoyed it!

Boy, was I a little disappointed to hear that I’d missed the brass band playing at last week’s 11th birthday run, I hear it went down a storm. Never mind, this week the run was started by Claire from Spa Brass who set everyone off with two majestic toots on her impressively long hunting horn!

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Spa Brass further increased their Brownie points earned by expertly providing the post-run victuals in the Pavilion, where all sorts of beverages and homemade delights were on display and available in return for a small donation.

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On a personal note, having travelled from Leicester, it was a pleasant surprise to bump into local resident and parkrunner James Middleton who moved to Southam from Leicester a few years back. Being an almost constant tourist it’s always nice and surprising in equal measures to bump into people I know when I’m far from home.

5k Your Way is a growing community initiative for those living or working with or around cancer, including their family and friends, to walk, jog, run or volunteer, at a parkrun event on the last Saturday of the month. We had 10 or 11 participants from 5k Your Way in attendance today. You are very welcome, as always.

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On a second personal note, it was very nice today to meet and chat with volunteer Pauleine (amongst other volunteers we chatted to, all friendly and approachable). Great to see Pauleine at parkrun having been introduced to the whole concept by her son and grandson who live away, but they realised what a positive impact parkrun could have for their mum/gran, and now Pauleine has continued in that vein, as she lives local to Newbold Comyn, and found the great enjoyment and community spirit that parkrun famously carries.

Indeed, many thanks to all of today’s volunteers, who are never too many to mention, please consider joining the volunteering ranks yourself at some point. Volunteer work makes the parkrun work:

Ryan BAKERSarah BARFIELDKevin BASKERVILLELori BASKERVILLEJohn BELLARSMartin BENNETTMick BENNETTHelen BRAITHWAITECade BROADHURSTEmma Jane BROWNAdam CHAMBERSDavid CHANTREYJill COATESMarti DHESISimon ELEYMohamed ELSHEEMYMalcolm FRYStephen GALLAGHERArthur GIBLINKenny GREGORGary HALLKate HIPKINSaty KANDOLANathan LEETessa LUKEHURSTJay MADANJamie MINNSJames MOFFATTCallum MOSSKersti O'MALLEYKrys PIETRECKIJeremy POPEPauleine REEDKatie STRATHKrisztina STRATHSusie TAWNEYStephen TRAYNORConrad WEBBE

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I’ll just finish by saying one of the things I personally love about touring around to do different parkrun events is the fact that I’ll often receive my result by text before I even get home. And whilst we did linger awhile chatting this morning, it was a delight to receive the results text before we’d even left the Pavilion at 10.40am; thank you for such swift results processing, it’s not expected, but always welcome nevertheless.  Surely we won’t leave it another seven years before we return to Leamington parkrun!

Conrad Webbe - parkrunner A268937

 

 

Leamington parkrun #508; our 11th birthday

WhatsApp Image 2022-04-23 at 10.20.17 AM (1) WhatsApp Image 2022-04-23 at 1.25.57 PM (1)Today was the 11th birthday of Leamington parkrun, meaning that we celebrated by giving out awards to volunteers who have been helping out lots. Volunteer of the Year 2022 was awarded to Krys Pietrecki who quietly volunteers every week in a variety of different roles.  We also awarded Volunteer of the Year 2020 to Jill Coates who you will usually see cheering you on from her favourite spot at the bottom of Golf Hill.  We weren’t able to present this in 2020 as we were shut down shortly before our birthday that year.  The O’Malley family was awarded Family Volunteers 2022 and we also thanked our DofE volunteers for the amazing contribution they make to our parkrun.

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Three people, Jason Burton, Chris McGovern and Jason Jackson, turned up who ran or volunteered at the first parkrun at Leamington; one of them (Chris) was also celebrating his 61st birthday.

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Everybody was encouraged to wear blue and yellow, to show support for Ukraine and it was nice to see so many wearing these colours from where I stood at the finish.

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Royal Spa Brass was also there, who came along to play some music, including Happy Birthday at the starting briefing. They were raising money by running the café to keep their music rooms (to stop them from being demolished and turned into student accommodation).  They had lots of cakes, placed where everybody usually gets their coffee and cake after the run.

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We had exactly 400 runners today, 57 first timers, 60 personal bests and representatives of 39 clubs also took part.

We had two runners with buggies sprinting for the finish and completing today's parkrun in under 21 minutes!

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Three generations of the Reed family were at Leamington today too - Duncan and his son Danny ran today and Duncan's mum Pauleine volunteered.

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A big thanks to all of our volunteers today:

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Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Jason BURTON • Nigel FOX • John FULLBROOK • Krisztina STRATH • Marti DHESI • Kersti O'MALLEY • Trevor ROTHWELL • Saty KANDOLA • Gary HALL • Callum MOSS • Sam ALLEN • Richard BARR • Alistair KIRKWOOD • Stephen TRAYNOR • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Alison CHANTREY • David CHANTREY • Adam CHAMBERS • Jeremy POPE • Amy HARTILL • Antonio ALMEIDA • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • Katie STRATH • Grace O'MALLEY • Jill COATES • Margaret WEBSTER • James MOFFATT • Paul HARRIS • Krys PIETRECKI • Patricia JENNINGS • Ian JENNINGS • Pauleine REED • Jamie MINNS • Nathan HUBBARD • Noah HUBBARD

A big thank you to Spa Brass for their music.

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Leamington parkrun #507

There was a touch of excitement not to mention mystery surrounding my first visit to Leamington.

I have no idea why it has taken me so long to visit living so close in nearby Coventry, that said everyone I have spoken to always mentions “that hill”. Full of intrigue I was eager to conquer the well documented summit for the first time.

WhatsApp Image 2022-04-19 at 7.43.53 PM Parkrunners both new and experienced travelled to event number 507, which also attracted guests from far and wide. 328 arrived this morning, an event only made possible by 40 willing volunteers. 31 were newcomers and 33 different running clubs featured. 35 attendees having sampled the occasion previously left with a new personal best.

Having viewed the list of volunteers there really was a star studded line up. Huge credit to everyone that volunteered today to make this free weekly event possible.

1st home was young Leamington C & AC ace Archie LANE in a quality time of 18:09. Niel STRYDOM darted around like the Easter Bunny representing Lonely Goat RC, as he followed next in a rapid 18:16. Saltwell Harriers athlete Matthew O’BRIEN was in hot pursuit, as he navigated the course in a time of 18:48 for a personal best.

Local runner Laura PETTIFER had the distinction of first lady home. (20:44 Kenilworth Runners)

The much travelled Michelle COOPER clocked up the mileage, in what was a new PB for the Plymouth Harrier. (23:04))

Sophie BRERETON entertained the spectators as she made up the top 3 for the women with a course best. (23:30)

Luca CUGINI (21:49) completed his 10th parkrun with a PB, a feat shared by Rahul SINGH (23:55) and the impressive Lauren MAY (35:29). Noah (25:26) and Nathan HUBBARD (25:27) shared the same milestone.

Tobias SIMS (21:13 PB) and Rui OLIVEIRA (25:27) made it half a century.

Chris JEAL chalked up run number 125 with his time of 21:52 for Rugby & Northampton AC.

2 runners closer to home celebrated as crowd favourite Joe CHANTREY hit the 200 mark. (32:49 Leamington Athletics Academy)

Spa Strider Andrew ROACH (23:55) safely completed his 275th.

I am pleased to report that I succeeded in running “that hill”. Talking of hills, Richard HILL bagged his own PB finishing in 30:18. 1st timers Elisa HILL (24:01) and Michael Anthony HILL (24:03) ventured representing Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC.

A big shout out to Colin David UNDERHILL for his completion of parkrun number 444.

There was joy for youngsters Dylan (20:39) and Jack (25:25) who both achieved PB stardom. The more experienced Nick LAWRENCE (19:02) had the highest age grading on this religious weekend.

Elsewhere and Mike BEARD is a whisker away from his 200th parkrun, as he rubber stamped his 198th running sub 24 minutes.

Claire JONES (57:51), Rosie STASSINO (29:48), youngsters Oliver (31:28) and Alice (36:24) and the spirited Lily (39:30) all experienced their first ever parkrun magic.

A huge well done to all involved, a very happy 50th birthday to Julie TURNER and best wishes for a Happy Easter.

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Leamington parkrun #506, a crisp start to parkrunday

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The frost was pretty much burned off by the time we made it to the start line, but it was a crisp day out on Newbold Comyn.

But the cold didn't stop David Murray volunteering for the 25th time (to go with his recent 250th parkrun) - thanks David - and Lauren Davis, a D of E volunteer, who completed her time with us on Saturday. Thank you Lauren.  And Rhys Felton ran his 25th parkrun, congratulations, to you all.

And then it was over!  A lower turnout this week - I suspect many were saving themselves for the Regency Run - and I hope they enjoy themselves on the best part of that 10K, around Newbold Comyn of course :-)

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This week 260 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 40 volunteers:

Jason JACKSON • Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • David MURRAY • Alison DAVIES • Krisztina STRATH • Marti DHESI • Oliver George EVANS • Mohamed ELSHEEMY • Jonathan GRANT • Melanie BEASLEY • Callum MOSS • Julia FRY • Sam ALLEN • Stephen EVANS • Laura CALE • Daniel CALE • Nicola LEECH • Bill LILLY • Alison CHANTREY • David CHANTREY • Adam CHAMBERS • Jeremy POPE • Amy HARTILL • Katie STRATH • Wilfred EVANS • Mandy BARNETT • Lauren DAVIS • Ian BEASLEY • Bonny LANDSBOROUGH • Jill COATES • Judith POLLACCO • James MOFFATT • Jay MADAN • Krys PIETRECKI • Cade BROADHURST • Wesley DE MOYE • Pauleine REED • Jamie MINNS • Jasmine PROUD

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 98.23% (19:45) on 25th September 2021 (event number 478).

Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 19,889 participants have completed 173,778 parkruns covering a total distance of 868,890 km, including 26,592 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,926 individuals have volunteered 13,418 times.

 

Leamington parkrun #504

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Amanda Rooke was running to raise money for the charity Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity). Sands support parents who are affected by the death of a baby. They offer many ways to support parents for example :
• they have a grief chat
• they offer free helplines
• they have local support groups
These are just few of the many ways Sands help to support unfortunate parents.
This morning Jonathan Chilvers ran his 25th parkrun, Susan Morton ran her 50th and Duncan Morton ran his 200th parkrun (I know that's not a real milestone but it's definitely worth a mention!)
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This week 375 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers to Leamington and 8 were running their first ever parkrun. 59 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 39 volunteers:

Jason JACKSON • Malcolm FRY • David MURRAY • Marti DHESI • Kersti O'MALLEY • Robert GREENWAY • Mohamed ELSHEEMY • Saty KANDOLA • Martin BROWN • Simon SMITH • Ruby BHACHU • Aamena Y PATEL • Stephen TRAYNOR • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Alison CHANTREY • David CHANTREY • Emma WILSON • Jeremy POPE • Amy HARTILL • Heather SIMS • Katie STRATH • Dexter KIRBY • Lauren DAVIS • Grace O'MALLEY • Emily May Christine BEASLEY • Jill COATES • Michael HARRIS • Margaret WEBSTER • Judith POLLACCO • James MOFFATT • Hitesh TARA • Henry BAYNES • Jay MADAN • Krys PIETRECKI • Cade BROADHURST • Tony BRAY • Pauleine REED • Jamie MINNS • Jasper NICHOLLS

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77).
The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97).
The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 98.23% (19:45) on 25th September 2021 (event number 478).

Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 19,849 participants have completed 173,168 parkruns covering a total distance of 865,840 km, including 26,487 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,919 individuals have volunteered 13,341 times.

 

Leamington parkrun #503 – The one when we reopened Kate’s Café

A bright sun welcomed us to parkrun #503 when we were able to reopen Kate's Café on a more permanent basis.  It is now run on a rota between local scouts who are raising funds to support their attendance at the International Jamboree in South Korea and the fabulous Royal Spa Brass who have performed at our parkrun on several occasions.

Kates Cafe

There was supposed to be a contingent of Wallys attending as part of fund-raising activities for the Literary Trust, but I didn't see any of them turn up.

As for milestone celebrations this week, Andy Higgins has just one more year to take the age related record for the VM55-59 category.  Good luck and Happy Birthday Andy!  Neve Reid, Lisa Hobday and India Hamilton ran their 25th parkrun. Jonathan Ingram and Fraser Whyte ran their 50th and Matt Leydon ran his 100th.  Congratulations to you all and we hope to see you in your new shirts soon!

SunnyDayLovely view of parkrunners as they head up towards first corner.Tommy Great to see Tommy playing hide and seek - although he is making it quite easy for us to spot him.Hedgerow I often think how lucky we are to have such a beautiful green space for our parkrun, can't wait for the hedges to match the grass colour.JillCAlways nice to see Jill out on course, her usual spot was taken by the arboreal Nabneys this week, but we expect her to be back at Golf Hill next week - Thanks Jill ♥️ Whoop, Whoop!Jason  And as Jason shows, there is nothing like a fresh cuppa from the cafe and a nice place to sit and enjoy the bright sunny day.

This week 308 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers: Tessa LUKEHURST • Malcolm FRY • David MURRAY • Nigel FOX • Marti DHESI • Kersti O'MALLEY • Mohamed ELSHEEMY • Gary HALL • Nicholas JORDAN • Richard BARR • Verity HILL • David CHANTREY • Jeremy POPE • Eleanor NABNEY • Katie STRATH • Ian STRATH • Dexter KIRBY • Lauren DAVIS • Lynn HUSSAIN • Eileen DONNELLY • Mark DOCKER • Nari SANDHU • Jill COATES • Romy DIXON • Margaret WEBSTER • James MOFFATT • Henry BAYNES • Jackie WALSH • Jay MADAN • Krys PIETRECKI • Jasper NICHOLLS • Norah NICHOLS

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

The male record is held by Matthew ARMSTRONG who recorded a time of 15:22 on 6th October 2012 (event number 77). The female record is held by Charlotte TAYLOR who recorded a time of 17:09 on 23rd February 2013 (event number 97). The Age Grade course record is held by Monica WILLIAMSON who recorded 98.23% (19:45) on 25th September 2021 (event number 478).

Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 19,820 participants have completed 172,793 parkruns covering a total distance of 863,965 km, including 26,428 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,916 individuals have volunteered 13,300 times.

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