Leamington Parkrun #413, 2nd March 2019

Although the weather started dark and dreary the beaming sun did eventually come out to congratulate the 535 runners who completed Leamington parkrun #413. There are also congratulations due to the 76 people who recorded new PBs and to any milestone runners. We hope that everyone running for their first time enjoyed the experience and would look forward to returning for even more runs in the future!

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As this run report marks the end of my volunteering for DofE I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who provide a kind and pleasant atmosphere each and every week, and who are the core part which enables Leamington parkrun to function and be enjoyed by the thousands of runners who have run it.  If you haven’t volunteered before, I would highly recommended maybe taking a break one week to help make Leamington parkrun possible. Don’t worry, it still feels just as rewarding to know that at least a few people’s day was made because of your help! 

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On the other hand, if you haven’t run before but have volunteered on numerous occasions you should really get your trainers on one week and take part in the morning run, you might not find it fun but you will find it extremely accomplishing and will keep going back out there to try and get that quicker time. If you don’t like running then don’t run, just walk or jog it and take your time to enjoy the park, the exercise and the fresh air. In my case, even though my DofE is completed, I will no doubt be back to run the course, as I have yet to complete it, and will definitely try to take some time to volunteer every few weeks and help to keep Leamington parkrun going strong!

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Well done to everyone who participated this week. We hope you return for the next run!

James.

IMG_0626Here is James giving the first timer's briefing on Saturday morning.

Here are the stats:

This week 535 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible thanks to 41 volunteers:
Clare HINTON • Malcolm FRY • Jason BURTON • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Mrs DOYLE • Trevor ROTHWELL • Bev STEPHENS • Jane PERKIN • Stewart UNDERHILL • Steven KNOWLES • Jonathan GRANT • Paul RUTTER • Melanie Joan BEASLEY • Imogen Melanie BEASLEY • Stephen EVANS • Abi MORTON • Ross CAWS • Zac CALE • Amanda MALES • Ben SHIRT • Eileen DONNELLY • Billy MORTON • Niamh MCCLENAGHAN • Jeremy POPE • Patrick JAMES • Wilfred EVANS • Emma BISH • Zoe CAWS • Ian BEASLEY • Lynn HUSSAIN • Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR • Peter CROWLEY • Mark DOCKER • Kemi SONUGA • Richard DONNACHIE • Simon PACKMAN • Penny SPOONER • James MOFFATT • Richard MOFFATT • Iona WOOD • Jamie FINNEGAN

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 15,492 participants have completed 133,263 parkruns covering a total distance of 666,315 km, including 21,951 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,513 individuals have volunteered 9,509 times.

 

Hundred heroes and horses at Leamington parkrun no 412!

This week another 563 people enjoyed Leamington parkrun which was unique for a couple of important and very different reasons.

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Firstly I want to thank all volunteers on behalf of all parkrunners. You make it happen and we really do appreciate it. This week is a real volunteer milestone as two of ours reached their 100th role at Leamington.
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Stand up and accept our applause and congratulations Helen Brathwaite and Kevin Baskerville.
I am sure you agree with me that these two have (amongst many other heroes, of course) become very much part of Leamington parkrun. I have seen them many times with an ever present smile, in all weathers, under all sorts of pressure, being hailed with questions and sorting nervous new volunteers. We only turn up and run, these folks are sorting the volunteer rota, sending out requests and I know much more behind the scenes every week. On behalf of all of us thanks for bringing parkrun alive every week.
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We had another milestone this week with some horses appearing on the course. Luckily it was quickly solved as they took another route, they had forgotten their bar code anyway. I have had to run round cows and deer (Holkham parkrun) and an Ice Cream van (a few weeks ago at Sutton Park at minus 2!!), so horses are now ticked off my list. I guess it is a good reminder that Newbold Comyn is for everyone not just ourselves.
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Here are the full results. Congratulations to everyone who joined us.

This week 563 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 59 were first timers and 105 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 39 volunteers:

Tessa LUKEHURST • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Harriet ASHWORTH • Mrs DOYLE • Lisa HARTILL • Deborah CHRISTMAS • Philip HOUGHTON • Marti DHESI • Trevor ROTHWELL • Olivia Rose FARRELL • Martin BROWN • Melanie Joan BEASLEY • Stephen TRAYNOR • Jill CHRISTLEY • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Jim BRAITHWAITE • Jeremy POPE • Amy HARTILL • Mark WILSON • Patrick JAMES • Susan WOO • Catherine TAYLOR • David WOOD • Chris DAVISON • Joshua BRAITHWAITE • Kemi SONUGA • Annie BRYAN • William BODY • Neil HALSEY • Zoe COURT • Simon PACKMAN • Kieran HALSEY • Julie TURNER • Deborah LEAHY • Iona WOOD • Terry MALIN • Summer STACEY • Anais GAUTIER • Saty KANDULA

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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 15,442 participants have completed 132,728 parkruns covering a total distance of 663,640 km, including 21,875 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,512 individuals have volunteered 9,467 times.

 

#dirtisgood – Leamington Persil parkrun #408

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This was definitely a run with a difference – firstly we were all greeted by cheery Persil-logo’d sponsors as well as Marshalls with new Hi-Vis blue vests giving out stickers with barcodes and numbers on them – Persil are the newest sponsors to parkrun and obviously Leamington’s reputation for being quite a muddy run had gotten out as they decided to take photos at our run for the #Dirtisgood campaign that they are running.

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At the briefing we were treated to the unveiling of the “Minty” running bib which was commissioned to remember and celebrate one of Leamington parkrun’s biggest supporters – Richard Minty who we lost on New Year’s Day. This bib is for running a 300th parkrun as Richard had recently completed this magnificent milestone. He will be missed but his presence will be felt at every parkrun where he will be joining us in spirit. We even have a few people coming close to this momentous milestone so we anticipate seeing it on the course very soon!

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There were a number of obstacles out on the course this week, mostly flags and automatic cameras where the biggest puddles were, some of them were the actual photographers who were scattered around the course taking further photos. One of the run directing team even gave Persil a step-by-step guide on how to get muddy (I refer to the Facebook post from 20/01).

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Another obstacle was the newest padlock that had been put onto the bottom of the golf course hill which parkrun didn’t have the key for. This meant that we had to circumnavigate the tarmac and climb the hill over the muddy slippery slope. Personally I secretly believe that Persil came out and changed the locks just to ensure that people got as muddy as possible so that we could properly test their product, but that is a personal opinion and is no way to be seen as an opinion of Leamington parkrun or the worldwide parkrun organisation!

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We had 64 first timers to Leamington parkrun and 36 newbies to parkrun altogether – we look forward to them coming along and swelling the parkrun family ranks.
4 Juniors earned their 10 tee-shirts Ester, Sophie, Finn and Lewis – congratulations!
We also had 7 people running their 50th: Matt Leydon, Rob Sciacaluga, Lynn Ward, Simon Packman, Carl Reed, Ian Beasley and Francisco Gomes – funnily enough I only got photos of two, we clearly have 5 very shy parkrunners who didn’t want to be photographed getting their bibs!

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Stephen Traynor ran his 150th and I’m putting in a special plug for him as he paced my daughter who “shaved” a whopping 1 minute and 38 seconds off her PB this week by running with him – thanks Stephen. To complete the milestones Martin Cable ran his 200th!

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A final thank-you to the three new volunteers this week and a congratulations for supporting this awesome event – and all those of you who haven’t volunteered yet please make it a New Year’s resolution to do so.

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Eleanor

Here are the stats:
This week 643 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 64 were first timers and 70 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 43 volunteers:

Sarah BARFIELD • Malcolm FRY • Dee GRAHAM • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Julia FRY • Mrs DOYLE • Deborah CHRISTMAS • Trevor ROTHWELL • Caroline PACK • Saty KANDOLA • Trevor GRAHAM • Willie FOSTER • John HALL • Sarah RICHARDS • Matthew CHEVASSUT • Lorraine PARSONS • Nicky DOCKER • Steven TAYLOR • John MOORE • Stephen TRAYNOR • Zoe BEALE • Ian JAMIE • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Ian KIMBERLEY • Emma WILSON • Jeremy POPE • Eleanor NABNEY • Steph ZOKA • Martin OSICKA • Lynn HUSSAIN • Alex BEAN • Aditi SHENVI • Ira WINTER • Andrew MURRAY • Jill COATES • Meredith LAING • Meena LEKHI • Annika STECHEMESSER • James MOFFATT • Jacob LILLIE • Deborah LEAHY • Iona WOOD • Summer STACEY
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 15,254 participants have completed 130,676 parkruns covering a total distance of 653,380 km, including 21,582 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,479 individuals have volunteered 9,287 times.

 

Leamington parkrun #407 12/01/2019

Waking up this morning to the cold and drizzle, the last thing most people
want to do is drag themselves out of the house to the park. Except clearly it
wasn’t! 607 of us plus an able band of volunteers did exactly this. An
incredible number if you ask me! Twelve days into January it is clear that
those get fit New Year Resolutions are going well. I could speculate as to
why this could be, perhaps it’s people’s desire to get rid of those excess
pounds post the festivities of Christmas. Perhaps instead it is just not
late enough into January for people to have already failed in their New
Year's resolutions. Or perhaps, just perhaps, it is because of the
incredibly addictive nature of parkrun, which draws runners of all kinds
from recent “graduates” from couch to 5k programmes, semi-occasional
runners who run occasionally to keep up fitness as well as the serious guys
definitely not racing at the front of the event every week. A note from me
to the guys and girls who like to treat parkrun as a race, of which I very
much include myself in that category. parkrun only happens because of the
volunteers. It is down to these guys that we have the opportunity to test
our fitness every week on a timed 5k course. If like me, before today, you
have never got round to volunteering, please do. There are a number of
roles where you can both run and volunteer, pre event setup and post event
set down to name just two. Or perhaps volunteer on a taper day. It’s really
important to ensure that parkrun is able to continue running in the future.

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A big congratulations to those that completed their 50 or 100 milestones
out there on the course today. Also congratulations to anyone who completed
any other significant milestones. But perhaps the biggest congratulations
should be reserved to the parkrun first timers. A scarcely believable 84
people made it round the Leamington course for their first time today, and
whether they were tourists or first timers at any parkrun, a massive well
done for getting round the course and surviving THAT hill. For those of you
whom Leamington is your local parkrun, the regulars at parkrun would love
to welcome you back in the future! We hope you’ve caught the parkrun bug
like so many of us!

Tom

Editor's note:
Well done Tom on being first home at Leamington parkrun today!

Here are the stats:

This week 607 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 84 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 42 volunteers:

Colin BAILEY • Malcolm FRY • Mrs DOYLE • Marti DHESI • Thomas William STONE • Trevor ROTHWELL • Saty KANDOLA • Stewart UNDERHILL • John W SMITH • Jonathan GRANT • Elliott DU BOIS • Tara FAGGE • Ross CAWS • Rosie CALE • Zac CALE • Jamie ROBINSON • James HAMPSHIRE • John MOORE • Stephen TRAYNOR • Michael WOO • Verity HILL • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Jim BRAITHWAITE • Simone LESTER • Alison CHANTREY • Emma WILSON • Eileen DONNELLY • Jeremy POPE • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • Chris DAVISON • Zoe CAWS • Lynn HUSSAIN • Peter CROWLEY • Simon PACKMAN • Ira WINTER • Chantal GARMAN • Jill COATES • James MOFFATT • Jacob LILLIE • Deborah LEAHY

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 15,190 participants have completed 130,033 parkruns covering a total distance of 650,165 km, including 21,511 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,474 individuals have volunteered 9,244 times.

 

Leamington parkrun # 403 – A festive frolic

When the alarm goes off at 7.35am on a Saturday morning, I can think of at least 17 reasons to stay in bed: single digit temperatures; the five (or was it six?) festive pints I gulped the night before; and not forgetting, the thought of that hill, which I’m convinced gets steeper each week. Nevertheless, after a bucket full of tea and a tussle with several layers of - oh so, flattering - Lycra, Team Beasley was on its merry way to the spiritual home of parkrun. Somewhat against the odds, I even managed to liberate a grunting teenager from her slumber to partake in some yuletide barcode scanning; the lure of treats from Mrs Doyle’s legendary café may have swayed the decision.

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Of course, the last parkrun before Santa arrives is always extra special. And, shortly after 9am, the eager throng of runners were unleashed to play in the glorious mud. Today was never going to be about chasing down a PB but I was still a little bemused to be overtaken by an elf, several Santa imposters, and not one, but two Christmas puddings.

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My 49th Park Run was also my fourth foray into the wonderful world of volunteering. As an added bonus, like many of the volunteering roles, I still got the chance to run. Two birds, one stone. Now, it’s perhaps a little premature for New Year’s resolutions but in 2019 I endeavour to join the one-in-ten club (of which currently I am the only member) and commit to volunteering for at least one in every ten runs. Do-able right?

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Well, that’s it for me in 2018 but I look forward to seeing you fresh-faced or bleary-eyed on New Year’s Day. Have a wonderful Christmas you lovely people.

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Ian Beasley

And, here are the stats…
This week 464 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 42 volunteers:

Tessa LUKEHURST • Sarah BARFIELD • Clare HINTON • Susie TAWNEY • Mrs DOYLE • Deborah CHRISTMAS • Marti DHESI • Ben TAWNEY • Trevor ROTHWELL • Simon PERKIN • Saty KANDOLA • Jonathan GRANT • Melanie Joan BEASLEY • Imogen Melanie BEASLEY • Michelle HUTTON • Stephen EVANS • Jamie ROBINSON • Ben SHIRT • Verity HILL • Ian JAMIE • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Alison CHANTREY • Joe CHANTREY • Emma CHANTREY • David CHANTREY • Emma WILSON • Tommy O'MEARA • Jeremy POPE • Christine HARDY • Martin CARTY • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • Wilfred EVANS • Richard GROVE • Chris DAVISON • Ian BEASLEY • Lynn HUSSAIN • Anne LOVE • Frances OSBORNE • Jill COATES • 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 14,870 participants have completed 127,862 parkruns covering a total distance of 639,310 km, including 21,269 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,454 individuals have volunteered 9,075 times.

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Leamington parkrun #400

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It was a huge day at Leamington parkrun – our 400th run; our event started 7 and a half years ago. Councillor Coker and Ann Hill (Warwick District Council) joined us to celebrate.

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Some of the runners who were at Leamington parkrun #1

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There's always plenty of cake at Leamington parkrun, thanks to our very own Mrs Doyle (Kate).

This day was celebrated by almost 400 people from 26 different clubs. The weather was nasty but that did not stop 28 people from getting a personal best.

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Our hero of the day was a young lady running her first parkrun since having a bone marrow transplant, with her mum who was also running her 50th parkrun. In true parkrun spirit, many Leamington parkrunners stayed to cheer her across the finish line.

Freddie Loveday finished first today. He also ran in the first parkrun on the 23rd April 2011, aged 12 and his time has improved by 7 mins 5 secs in the 7 years he's been running here.

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Robin Morton ran his 250th run today and celebrated with some bubbly.

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Rob Greenway (pictured right) amazingly ran his 300th parkrun and his 200th parkrun at Leamington - it must have taken some engineering to accomplish that at our 400th event!

We are very grateful to Warwickshire Search and Rescue, whose members are volunteering at parkrun throughout December.

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Event Directors, Kevin and Helen, with Warwickshire SARS.

Written by Marcus, DofE volunteer

Here are the stats:

This week 390 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 42 volunteers:

Tessa LUKEHURST • Pauline DABLE • Sarah BARFIELD • Clare HINTON • Malcolm FRY • Nigel FOX • Hartwig BUSCH • Susan COX • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Julia FRY • Mrs DOYLE • Deborah CHRISTMAS • Andrew HIGGINS • Marti DHESI • Trevor ROTHWELL • Saty KANDOLA • Robert EGAN • Doug RATTRAY • Matt LEYDON • John COOPER • Helen TWIST • Tara FAGGE • Marcus WINSER • Dexter TEALE • Jamie ROBINSON • Chris MCKEOWN • Duncan ROBERTSON • Stephen TRAYNOR • Ben SHIRT • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Lily MINTY • Jeremy POPE • Morgan NABNEY • Richard GROVE • Kemi SONUGA • Georgie ACTON • Thomas WILLERS • Jane EASTWOOD • Penny SPOONER • Jill COATES • James MOFFATT • Jacob LILLIE

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 14,802 participants have completed 126,685 parkruns covering a total distance of 633,425 km, including 21,195 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,442 individuals have volunteered 8,950 times.

 

Saturday 24th November Leamington parkrun #399

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!

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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!

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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 !

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Finally Sally Miles ran her 100th parkrun today – well done Sally!

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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.

 

Leamington parkrun #398

Despite looking overcast at first, the sun did come out to welcome the 486 runners to the 398th Leamington parkrun. This obviously encouraged many fast times, PBs, and milestones from first-timers to 200th runs. There was a cold breeze at some points, though!

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Well done to Doug Rattray and Sukhwant Singh Kandula for their 200th runs!

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Today I also completed my volunteering section for my Bronze DofE Award. For the final week, I took up 3 posts; first timers briefing, funnel manager and this report. I am very thankful to all the volunteers and community for making me feel welcome, and I’ve enjoyed all the roles I’ve covered. I encourage all who haven’t volunteered to do so - it’s not hard to do! No doubt I’ll be back at some point, volunteering or running...
Jacob

Here are the stats:

This week 486 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 81 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Sharon LITTERICK • Malcolm FRY • Paul OKEY • Mrs DOYLE • Ben PHILLIPS • Trevor ROTHWELL • Simon PERKIN • Saty KANDOLA • Martin CABLE • Robin MORTON • Lorraine PARSONS • Tim HURRELL • Stephen EVANS • Marcus WINSER • Dexter TEALE • Brian NICHOLSON • Zac CALE • Jamie ROBINSON • Jamie HANNA • Steven TAYLOR • Jacob OXTOBY • Ben SHIRT • Alison CHANTREY • Jeremy POPE • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • Wilfred EVANS • Andrew COURT • Kris WALTON • Emma BISH • Tracy WEBB • Aditi SHENVI • Melissa FARNWORTH • Claire WESTROPE • Julia WHITE • Richard CUMMINGS • Christina LARKIN • Penny SPOONER • Robert VAUGHAN • Jacob LILLIE

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 14,748 participants have completed 125,862 parkruns covering a total distance of 629,310 km, including 21,116 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,436 individuals have volunteered 8,864 times.

 

Autumn morning parkrun #394

It was a lovely crisp Autumn morning for Leamington parkrun’s 394th event.

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However, all was not well at Newbold Comyn! The building that houses the gents toilets was locked and we weren’t able to open it.

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We’d just about given up when Malcolm arrived and saved the day, by managing to release the dropped bolt using skill and a glove borrowed from Emma. Phew!

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497 runners and walkers made their way around the course today. I loved one of the comments in our visitor’s book “Enjoyed the second half of the course”. I think we all know what he means!

Big congratulations to Bridget Urch and Tim Hurrell on their 100th runs and to Nicola Hadley, Mark Docker, Graham Ayres and Oscar Bean on their 50ths. Also Happy Birthday to Matilda Doyle.

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Finally, I would like to mention the Oliver family who all ran parkrun today. We extend a warm welcome to Andrew and especially to Freya who completed their first parkruns.

Here are the stats:

This week 497 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 91 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

Kathryn HOULISTON • Malcolm FRY • Julia FRY • Mrs DOYLE • Eugene MCNALLY • Caroline WHITEHEAD • Saty KANDOLA • Martin CABLE • Willie FOSTER • Ruby BHACHU • Stephen EVANS • Paul MORETON-SMITH • Marcus WINSER • Sean WARREN • Steven TAYLOR • Jacob OXTOBY • Jill CHRISTLEY • Ben SHIRT • Katie BRADY • Helen BRAITHWAITE • David CHANTREY • Robert MILES • Peter DREW • Lily MINTY • Jeremy POPE • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • Wilfred EVANS • Jane BRANSCOMBE • Chris DAVISON • Jan BUCKLEY • Annie BRYAN • Jill COATES • Hambel WILLOW • Jacob LILLIE

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 14,563 participants have completed 123,891 parkruns covering a total distance of 619,455 km, including 20,832 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report #393

Leamington parkrun
Event number 393
13th October 2018

A blustery day, strong enough to make it hard to hear the briefing, was not enough to stop the many hardy souls at Leamington parkrun today. The sheer friendliness of parkrun is such a delight and inspiration to me.

People cheering each other on, friends shaking hands, volunteers smiling, runners helping each other when falling over, talking to people you only know through parkrun, Strava chat and so much more. All of these things make this a great and inspiring start to every Saturday.

It’s also such an inspiration that 30 volunteers at Leamington help make this such a special event every week. There cannot be many events run weekly in our county that attract 30 volunteers, time in time out.

I am sure I speak for all runners when I say thank you to all volunteers, and they in turn will say congratulations to all who participated today. Everyone is an inspiration! Whether you came first or were with the Tail Walker I offer you my congratulations!

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Enjoy the stats below, see you next week at Leamington!

Martin

This week 453 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 42 volunteers:

Kathryn RHINDS • Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Julia FRY • Mrs DOYLE • Rebecca LONERGAN • Ben PHILLIPS • Martin BROWN • Liz CLARKSON • Alexander CRAIG • Melanie Joan BEASLEY • Imogen Melanie BEASLEY • Abi MORTON • Marcus WINSER • Laura CALE • Zac CALE • Daniel CALE • Bethany JACKSON • Angus BASKERVILLE • Neil BASKERVILLE • Grace PINK • Matt PINK • David TYLER • Jacob OXTOBY • Ben SHIRT • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Alison CHANTREY • Ian DAVIS • Lily MINTY • Billy MORTON • Jeremy POPE • Amy HARTILL • Kris WALTON • Chris DAVISON • Jan BUCKLEY • Melissa FARNWORTH • Bonny LANDSBOROUGH • Meena LEKHI • James MOFFATT • Amy TEBBATT • Jacob LILLIE • Harry TEBBATT

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 14,510 participants have completed 123,394 parkruns covering a total distance of 616,970 km, including 20,741 new Personal Bests.