Portia run report:
It was raining so everybody went inside the café.
It was Malcolm’s 250th run. He put all the cones out in the shape of 250 and everybody said hooray. There were 433 people. I ran up the hill. It was fun. It was muddy. I ran with Malcolm and a nice lady who was running her 5th parkrun who did a peebe! I sprinted the last bit and I overtook 6 people. I had chocolate when I got home.
Morgan run report:
In the morning I went to parkrun. Today there were 433 people there. It was raining so we brought our waterproof jackets. It was Malcolm’s 250 so he got some cones and shaped them into 250.
I ran with my Mummy and I talked about Kung Fu Panda (that I watched yesterday) but my Dad had to work. My sister ran with Malcolm and a teacher who PB’d. My legs hurt before the beginning of the run but they stopped in the middle of the run. At the bottom of the hill I saw a massive field full of purple flowers, I thought it was sad that the faster runners wouldn’t see them as they were running too fast. I fell over near the End but nothing bled.
Eleanor Nabney run report:
What a start – we were a little delayed arriving at the café as I had decided to go back and get raincoats as the rain was hammering on the windscreen of the car as we started out. Once we arrived the usual happy atmosphere helped to blow away the rain clouds and by the time it was 8:45 there was barely a drop coming down. There were quite a few milestones this week, with the highlight being Malcolm Fry’s 250th run. Malcolm is a bit of a hero of mine for not only has he run 250 parkruns, he motivates everybody as he runs around and to cap it all he’s also volunteered 116 times!
Also celebrating milestones were the following:
Holly and the very shy Jamie were running their 10th parkruns – both of them made a PB today so well done Holly and Jamie!
Annie Bryan and Theresa Jones were celebrating their 50th parkruns, both ran well with Theresa running a PB, which is pretty good going when you get up into your 50th run so well done both !
Finally Sally Miles ran her 100th parkrun today – well done Sally!
We had 9 First Timers to Leamington including one Junior, Harry, so a hearty welcome to all of those who joined the parkrun family!
And it is a family – I consider the Leamington team a small extension of my family, come rain or shine the dedicated group of run directors and volunteers are out there enabling all of us to enjoy Newbold Comyn every Saturday morning. Without them we wouldn’t be able to do this, so a small plug here to consider volunteering – it’s a fun thing to do on a Saturday morning and you even get a free cup of tea from the delightful Mrs Doyle in the volunteer café which is run every Saturday!
Why not get involved and volunteer?
I had an ok run, my son (Morgan) reluctantly joined me – he wanted to help Mrs Doyle in the café this morning but he realised that she had sufficient volunteers so he accompanied me around the course. It was a little wet and with the fallen leaves it was a little slippery around the top of the course, but I am always stunned by the views as we go around the course (I am sufficiently slow enough to enjoy the views!) and always enjoy seeing people running their milestones and generally encouraging each other around. I have to apologise to anybody who was running about the same time as us as Morgan gave me a minute-by-minute description of the film which he had watched the previous evening (Kung Fu Panda – sorry for the spoiler but the Panda won at the end apparently). A small slip for him towards the end (possibly panda-related – can’t be sure) but no blood so we bravely soldiered on and clearly not a bad fall as Morgan still managed to sprint the end and complete 15 seconds ahead of me! A special Thank-You to the very kind Emma Jane Brown (and a congratulations on your PBG) who ran with my daughter – Portia didn’t manage to beat her own PB but still came in under 30 minutes, which was one of her goals.
We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Sarah BARFIELD, Martin BENNETT, Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR, Gareth BROWN, Zac CALE, Jill COATES, Isabel COOPER, Kate COX, Stephanie DAVIES, Shane DAY, Mrs DOYLE, Nigel FOX, Malcolm FRY, Julia FRY, Jonathan GRANT, Richard GROVE, Michelle HUTTON, Ian JAMIE, Saty KANDOLA, Bonny LANDSBOROUGH, Louise LYLE, Eugene MCNALLY, James MOFFATT, Eleanor NABNEY, Morgan NABNEY, Portia NABNEY, Stephen OLIVER, Jane OLIVER, Simon PACKMAN, Amanda PARSONS, Ben PARSONS, Jeremy POPE, Claire RAWBONE, Jamie ROBINSON, Trevor ROTHWELL, Ashley ROWLEY, Aditi SHENVI, Ben SHIRT, Ivor WESTMORE, Marcus WINSER, Michael WOO, Susan WOO, David WOO, Steph ZOKA
Here are the stats for this week:
This week 433 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 44 volunteers:
Sarah BARFIELD • Malcolm FRY • Ivor WESTMORE • Nigel FOX • Julia FRY • Mrs DOYLE • Eugene MCNALLY • Trevor ROTHWELL • Saty KANDOLA • Kate COX • Jonathan GRANT • Amanda PARSONS • Ben PARSONS • Isabel COOPER • Michelle HUTTON • Marcus WINSER • Zac CALE • Jamie ROBINSON • Martin BENNETT • David WOO • Michael WOO • Ben SHIRT • Ian JAMIE • Claire RAWBONE • Louise LYLE • Jane OLIVER • Stephen OLIVER • Jeremy POPE • Susan WOO • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • Steph ZOKA • Richard GROVE • Stephanie DAVIES • Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR • Gareth BROWN • Aditi SHENVI • Simon PACKMAN • Shane DAY • Bonny LANDSBOROUGH • Jill COATES • Ashley ROWLEY • James MOFFATT
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 94.26% (19:44) on 29th September 2018 (event number 391).
Leamington parkrun started on 23rd April 2011. Since then 14,773 participants have completed 126,295 parkruns covering a total distance of 631,475 km, including 21,170 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,440 individuals have volunteered 8,908 times.