Spa Striders Volunteer takeover, Leamington Parkrun # 439

Look!  No plastic waste!

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Leamington parkrun has bitten the bullet and is no longer providing plastic or polystyrene cups for drinks from the café.  We managed to get the message out to about 80% of our participants who turned up with their own mugs, cups or bottles.

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Please pass the message on so the word gets out to everyone and please don’t hassle our lovely Mrs Doyle if you forget your drinks container.  She does a fantastic job in the café and we don’t want her upset.

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Spa Striders were a very big presence at Leamington today and we are very grateful to them for their volunteer takeover.  They provided no end of volunteers for the event and brought their lovely gazebo for the scanners to sit underneath.

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They are a great club so if you want to improve your running, think about joining them or Kenilworth Runners (my club) or one of the other fantastic running clubs in our area. Other running clubs may want to raise their profile by doing a volunteer takeover too.  Or you could volunteer as an individual – have a look at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/leamington/futureroster/to see where there are gaps on the roster that need filling.

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A big thanks to Eleanor Nabney for adjusting some of our hi-vis vests so they fit our younger volunteers and for making an amazing fluorescent ‘jacket’ for the bollard near the start of our run.

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Despite it being Kenilworth Half Marathon tomorrow, an amazing 577 people came to take part in Leamington parkrun today.  The sun shone brightly, it was warm out and Callum Hanlon managed to complete the 5K in 16:35.  It was his first time at Leamington and only his third parkrun in all; we hope to see him again sometime.  But we love and are proud of each and every one of our runners so well done to everyone who completed the course (and get well soon to Nick who had a tumble.)

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Lots of runners achieved milestones this morning:

Edward ran his 10th parkrun; Judith Pollacco, Tess Robinson and Jane Eastbrook ran their 50th parkrun; Isabella Mitchell and Melanie Edwards ran their 100th parkrun and Helen Burnett and Simon Heath both celebrated special birthdays: their 50ths!

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And here are the stats:

This week 577 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 67 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 56 volunteers:

Jo FLEMING • Elizabeth DRAPER • Clare HINTON • Susie TAWNEY • Kathryn RATTRAY • Sean LONERGAN • Jude BAUM • Nigel FOX • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Jason HEMMING • Mrs DOYLE • Pete TEEVAN • Rebecca LONERGAN • Trevor ROTHWELL • Bethan GWYNN • Daniel FLEMING • Robert EGAN • Lucy MARCOVITCH • Doug RATTRAY • Jack GAMMON • Matt LEYDON • Richard BARR • Abi MORTON • Catherine BARHAM • Brian WARREN • James WARREN • Emma TEEVAN • Katherine LAMBETH • Catherine FRIGGENS • Chris MCKEOWN • Martin BENNETT • Steven TAYLOR • Asher GURAM • Verity HILL • Claire MURPHY • Helen BRAITHWAITE • David CHANTREY • Billy MORTON • Mary SINCLAIR • Jeremy POPE • Patrick JAMES • Helen PUGH • Anne-Claire BENNION • Emma BISH • Rose BENNION • Joseph MCCULLAGH • Eileen DONNELLY • Florence GAMMON • Claire WESTROPE • Jules BENNION • Jill COATES • Margaret WEBSTER • Isla MORTON • Louis WYATT • Jay MADAN • Xavier FLEMING

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 17,142 participants have completed 147,768 parkruns covering a total distance of 738,840 km, including 23,851 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,674 individuals have volunteered 10,690 times.

 

Leamington parkrun #437, 17th August 2019

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With the weather being unpredictable all week, it was a great treat to run the course without the rain pouring down or any significant wind. It was my first time ever running Leamington parkrun and I was happy to know that after the field start, the ground was much like my home parkrun Daventry albeit a little wet and muddy from the rain. I can’t say I felt the same when I saw the hill but who doesn’t love a challenge on a Saturday morning?! Well, this week apparently 493 runners, joggers and walkers loved the challenge, 76 of them were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. With representatives of 42 different clubs taking part.

Daventry Road Runners were out in force at Leamington parkrun this week to promote their 10k Race on Sunday September 22nd. You may have noticed the purple wigs on the photographer and the club chairman.

I wanted to give a special shout-out to one of the first timers this week Merryn who I ran with for the last 1.5km. Despite a stitch early on and being a junior who has never run 5k before, and saying she had no energy left at the end of a tough 5k, she found an impressive sprint for the finishing 100m and left me and her responsible adult fending very much for ourselves. 

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The event was made possible by 51 volunteers:

Sarah BARFIELD • Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Nick TAWNEY • Mrs DOYLE • Marti DHESI • Saty KANDOLA • Ruby BHACHU • Milly COLE • Emma TEEVAN • Mark WAINWRIGHT • Martin BENNETT • Claire DAY • Stephen TRAYNOR • Jade LETTS • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Bill LILLY • Paul BARKER • Lizzie ROURKE • Helen PUGH • Catherine TAYLOR • Neil METCALFE-SHEPPARD • Joseph WAINWRIGHT • Anthony BAKER • Tejay DE KRETSER • Ian BEASLEY • Dominic TRANTER • Daljeet BHACHU • Kathleen HEALY • Lizette HUMMEL • Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR • Alison NIXON • Jennifer BRADY • Claudia HUMMEL • Annie BRYAN • Rachel TEMPLE-FRY • Lorna WAINWRIGHT • Juan MARTIN • Simon PACKMAN • Julie SMITH • Jill COATES • Paul ELWELL • Margaret WEBSTER • Judith POLLACCO • Lucy WAINWRIGHT • Peter BARFIELD • Neesha MEMETOVIC • Louis WYATT • Rebecca COUCH • Rohan MADAN • Jay MADAN

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Another shout out to the milestone runners, we had Finlay, a junior runner who has now completed 10 parkruns, Alex BLOWER and Jane BRANSCOMBE who reached the big 50, Heather SIMS on an impressive 100, and Stuart GREENWAY who ran his Minty 300.  Although not a recognised milestone there was also Julian M BOON who has done a whopping 379 parkruns and this was his first at Leamington. Congratulations to everyone who took part this week though. The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Leamington parkrun Results Page.

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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 17,013 participants have completed 146,666 parkruns covering a total distance of 733,330 km, including 23,721 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,666 individuals have volunteered 10,589 times.

 

 

Leamington parkrun Number 427

 

What a difference a week makes!  Leamington parkrun #426 had 733 parkrunners making their way around the Comyn on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning.  This week, in a very different season (full-on English Summer), 285 brave souls made they around in conditions that a certain RD colleague of mine would have relished (cough, we missed you Tessa)!

Leaving the weather aside for a moment, we were joined by 8 parkrunners from Westport, County Mayo and the Mayor of Leamington, Councillor Bill Gifford, all of whom came bearing gifts.

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Our Irish tourists were presented with badges emblazoned with the town crest, and in turn our very own Kevin was presented with a mug, on which is his mug (he’ll need a strong coffee to drink from that)!

Mrs Doyle was presented with a rather fabulous kitchen apron complete with the name of her eponymous charity funded café – as well as all the ingredients for a traditional post-parkrun Irish Breakfast.

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And then, there was a briefing!!  Eventually, we got to the milestones and believe it or not, this is 10thparkrun milestone, Dylan before his run!   Also reaching milestones this week were Ann Crawshaw and Keith Phillips who reached their 100thparkrun and a trio of Birthday Ladies completed the milestones for run #427!

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Don’t know if I’ve mentioned that it was a little bit damp and muddy, but I hope these guys found the mop before Mrs Doyle saw the mess they were making dripping mud in her café!

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Fun fact for the day, Peter Barfield apparently received his lowest ever finish token, coming in at #282, that’s him on the right, no, not the one with the rather fetching umbrella. Peter was performing tail-walking duty!

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And here are the stats for this week:

This week 285 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 47 volunteers:

Clare HINTON • Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Nick TAWNEY • Chris MCGOVERN • Adrian WIGHAM • Mrs DOYLE • Ben TAWNEY • Simon PERKIN • Olivia Rose FARRELL • Jonathan GRANT • Iain MCLAUGHLIN • Lucy MARCOVITCH • Roger FAGGE • Tara FAGGE • Catherine BARHAM • Emma TEEVAN • Sandrine WIGHAM • Sue MARTIN • Stephen TRAYNOR • Alison CHANTREY • David CHANTREY • Jeremy POPE • Amy HARTILL • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • Catherine TAYLOR • Jane BRANSCOMBE • Chris DAVISON • Jan BUCKLEY • Kevin SUMNER • Ian BEASLEY • Karen PARKINSON • Nicholas SILLITO • Anne LOVE • Aitzi MARCO • Pierre PASCAL • Richard DONNACHIE • Frances OSBORNE • Jill COATES • Meredith LAING • Paul ELWELL • George LAING • Peter BARFIELD • Zoe SCANNELL • Freya LAING

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 16,380 participants have completed 141,394 parkruns covering a total distance of 706,970 km, including 23,133 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,588 individuals have volunteered 10,138 times.

 

Leamington Parkrun #425 by Meredith Laing

Out came the sun, out came those bare legs for many months hidden under leggings and tights, and out came 675 runners, joggers and walkers for the 425thLeamington parkrun.

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Conditions were good on the course.  The first four finishers all bagged new PBs as did a whopping 97 other runners, and we had 67 first timers, including former 5k world record holder David Moorcroft OBE (his world record for the 5,000m was 13.00.41 although admittedly without golf course hill to climb – although that is something for our faster runners to aim for ….)

It was also the inaugural Leamington event for 5k Your Way, a fabulous group for people living with or beyond cancer, and friends and supporters, to help with taking that step to get out there, get active and walk, jog or run 5k in a supportive and understanding environment with people who understand a bit of what cancer sufferers are going through.

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Don’t forget it’s Pink parkrun next weekend: 4 laps for those crazy enough to try it, wearing pink, starting at 7am.  There will be a raffle to raise funds for Breast Cancer.

 

According to George Bernard Shaw it is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics, so for those of you of that look forward to them so much, here they are:

This week 675 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 67 were first timers and 100 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 45 volunteers:

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Malcolm FRY • Steven Christopher ATHERTON • Mrs DOYLE • Frank WALSH • Lisa HARTILL • Ian MCCLENAGHAN • Kersti O'MALLEY • Trevor ROTHWELL • Saty KANDOLA • Olivia Rose FARRELL • Karen HIGGINS • Richard WOODHEAD • Alexander CRAIG • Melanie Joan BEASLEY • Matthew CHEVASSUT • Rachel PURDON • Roz DOYLE • Chris MCKEOWN • Martin BENNETT • Sandrine WIGHAM • Stephen TRAYNOR • Helen BRAITHWAITE • Mary SINCLAIR • Amy HARTILL • Lizzie ROURKE • Steph ZOKA • Catherine TAYLOR • Emma BISH • Madeline BRAITHWAITE • Matilda DOYLE • Chris DAVISON • Leon PRATT • Isaac PRATT • Mark DOCKER • Aitzi MARCO • Bonny LANDSBOROUGH • Jill COATES • Meredith LAING • Margaret WEBSTER • Ilona STEPHENSON • Spencer FOYLE • Glen DAVIES • Zoe SCANNELL • Willow PRATT • Joanna PRATT

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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 16,261 participants have completed 140,376 parkruns covering a total distance of 701,880 km, including 23,037 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,577 individuals have volunteered 10,051 times.

 

Leamington Parkrun #423 – 11th May 2019

Oh dear, oh dear, so on Thursday/Friday I got the usual parkrun volunteer reminder, which I didn’t bother to read “yes, I’ve got this, close down – we can do this” – not a problem, put email into bin and forgot all about it.

So, imagine my surprise on Saturday evening when I find an email in my Inbox titled “Post Run Journalist Report” – on no! Of course – I’d also volunteered to do the post run report, which I usually offload to the kids as it amuses me to watch them squirm for 30 minutes and write about 15 words.  Wouldn’t be able to offload this time as I hadn’t given them the 150 days notice that they require to write said 15 words. Then panic sets in as I hadn’t taken any photos…… thankfully the marvellous Team at Leamington has taken lots of photos (insert here )

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because it was “Support your local Running Club day” – so photos taken care of, erm, now I get to extemporise on the run itself. So, nothing to lose, here goes:

What a surprisingly great morning it was – bit grim and grey getting up but it cheered up on the way over and surprisingly sunny when we got there. It was rather fantastic to round the corner of the “hut” and see all the gazebos and flags from the local running clubs. And people, lots and lots of people.

Not so many milestones today, Jacob ran his 10th and Stuart ran his 50th . Mike sneaked his 100th in - completing a PB at the same time!

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The weather was glorious and despite the recent rain only a very few puddles on the course, which made for great running, despite there being lots and lots of people there. In fact this was the second largest parkrun that Leamington has hosted and the brilliant thing was that there were 58 amazing volunteers who supported the event. I was especially impressed by the slickness of the finish funnel and the speed of the barcode scanners – hardly any delay at the end despite the crowds of us completing. Great organisation as ever by the Team!

I was especially impressed by a mother and daughter duo who were doing their 3rd parkrun and who had already gotten into the groove of volunteering. They were working on close down – one of the very many roles that allow you to run as well as volunteer.
I have done quite a few of the volunteer roles which allow you to run and I can thoroughly
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So, hopefully you have all been encouraged by the great turn-out to think about joining a running club, or looking at joining one to help support your running goals.

Eleanor.

Here are this week's stats:

This week 747 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 90 were first timers and 94 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 43 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 58 volunteers:

Sharon LITTERICK • Susie TAWNEY • James HARTWRIGHT • Malcolm FRY • Sean LONERGAN • Nigel FOX • Ian TAYLOR • Kevin BASKERVILLE • Mrs DOYLE • Marti DHESI • Saty KANDOLA • Jane CUMMINGS • Iain MCLAUGHLIN • Robert EGAN • Linda FULLAWAY • Stephen EVANS • Becky HAWKESFORD • Gemma KINSELLA • Emma TEEVAN • William PLATT • Jamie HANNA • Nicky DOCKER • Sandrine WIGHAM • Steven TAYLOR • Violaine WIGHAM • Sue MARTIN • Stu MARTIN • Stephen TRAYNOR • Ian JAMIE • Helen BRAITHWAITE • David CHANTREY • Cerys HARTWRIGHT • Niamh MCCLENAGHAN • Jeremy POPE • Amy HARTILL • Lizzie ROURKE • Patrick JAMES • Matthew BUCKHAM • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • Steph ZOKA • Wilfred EVANS • Weller DOCKER • James HARWOOD • Emma BISH • Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR • Peter CROWLEY • Mark DOCKER • Claire WESTROPE • Jasmine HARWOOD • Jill COATES • Sola SONUGA • Vicki HARDING • Marley DOCKER • Jamie FINNEGAN • Zoe SCANNELL • Matthew HORLEY

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 16,136 participants have completed 139,084 parkruns covering a total distance of 695,420 km, including 22,829 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,561 individuals have volunteered 9,956 times.

 

Happy 8th Birthday Leamington parkrun

On the 27th of April 2019, the 421st Leamington parkrun took place. It was Leamington parkrun’s 8th birthday and there was an optional super hero dress up theme. Lots of people came wearing capes, themed tops or full body outfits, and everyone sang Happy Birthday to parkrun during the run briefing.

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Awards were given to our Volunteers of the Year: the NEW family trophy went to the Nabney family and Volunteer of the Year to Jeremy Pope, who has also just joined the Core Team.
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Trevor Rothwell, Marti Dhesi and Jill Coates were also commended for their outstanding contributions and Kate was given flowers as a token of our appreciation for all she does for us.
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509 people completed the 5k course, some sprinting, others jogging and the rest walking.
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There were 62 first timers and people from 34 different running clubs participated. The 2nd fastest time was 18m 17s by Dean Mawby who ran his 92nd Parkrun! A whopping 52 people got new personal bests (Around 10% of the runners!) despite the challenging windy conditions. There were no major incidents and the event ran smoothly.
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However, this event wouldn’t have been possible without the 42 volunteers: Susie, Malcom, Ivor, Nick, Mrs Doyle, Trevor, Robert, Stuart, Olivia, Jonathan, Richard.W, Owen, Richard.B, Tim, Brian, Mick, Emma.T, Martin.B, Sandrine, Violaine, Claire, Emma.W, Jeremy, Shawn, Helen, Hannah, Catherine, Martin.O, Jan, Lynn, Sam, Kemi, Richard.D, Simon, Paul, Caroline, Samuel, Iona, Jamie, Jennifer, Colin and Matthew.
Thanks also to everyone who stayed behind and helped pick up litter from Newbold Comyn.
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Here are this week's stats:

This week 509 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Ivor WESTMORE • Nick TAWNEY • Mrs DOYLE • Trevor ROTHWELL • Robert GREENWAY • Stuart GREENWAY • Olivia Rose FARRELL • Jonathan GRANT • Richard WALKER • Owen PETTIFORD • Richard BARR • Tim HURRELL • Brian NICHOLSON • Mick BENNETT • Emma TEEVAN • Martin BENNETT • Sandrine WIGHAM • Violaine WIGHAM • Claire RAWBONE • Emma WILSON • Jeremy POPE • Shawn GLADWIN • Helen GOLDINGAY • Hannah DU GARD • Catherine TAYLOR • Martin OSICKA • Lynn HUSSAIN • Sam BAKER • Kemi SONUGA • Richard DONNACHIE • Simon PACKMAN • Paul ELWELL • Caroline CLAY • Samuel LEDSHAM • Iona WOOD • Jamie FINNEGAN • Jennifer SHETTY • Colin GILLIES • Matthew HORLEY

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 15,965 participants have completed 137,664 parkruns covering a total distance of 688,320 km, including 22,630 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,545 individuals have volunteered 9,847 times.

 

Leamington parkrun #419, 13th April 2019

It was a beautiful day for a huge number of parkrunners at Leamington this week- 629 in total. Neil Lee ran his Minty 300th (dedicated to our beloved local parkrunner, Richard Minty who died at the beginning of the year, having run 301 parkruns). Nuneaton Badgers sent over a small team and were one of 37 clubs represented. In addition, Royal Spa Brass attended to inspire the runners (124 people were spurred on to a PB). The runners shot off with ‘The Great Escape’ in their ears and the first few came back to ‘Congratulations’.

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I am the membership secretary for RSB and the band is second only to parkrun in my heart. I have been playing the cornet for 5 years, after a fellow mum suggested I hire an instrument and get on with it. I have not looked back. Music has elevated my mood, my self-esteem and given me a social life with a group of people I am very grateful to have met; very similar to my experience with parkrun. Royal Spa Brass and parkrun are both community groups which aim to improve the quality of life of their participants with their opportunities. Royal Spa Brass is responsible for the running and maintenance costs of The Band Factory (registered charity) in Althorpe Street, where we and lots of other music, dance and arts groups meet. We need to make essential repairs costing tens of thousands of pounds in the near future. Our major fundraiser annually is The Leamington Beer Festival which runs the second weekend in September and is a jam-packed weekend of music , beer and gin, featuring our oompah band and many other fantastic local groups. We also perform in several concerts every year, many of them for local events and charities (The Lions, Myton Hospice, Warwick District Remembers).

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Please come and attend our next concert on Saturday April 27th at the Bridge House Theatre, Warwick School, entitled, ‘Brass on Broadway’. Tickets cost £8 or £6 for concessions and can be booked in advance or bought on the door. We will be running a donation raffle with some lovely prizes and showcasing our development bands as well as our senior band. The programme is a crowd-pleaser and a good evening is guaranteed. Anyone who is thinking of taking up an instrument or would like to join one of the bands can contact me at membership@royalspabrass.com for more info or advice. We hope to attend at further parkrun events such as Leamington parkrun’s 8th birthday (with superhero costumes) on April 27th, Pink parkrun on June 1st and Pride parkrun July 6th. parkrun has been transformative for my son and I, and I am very grateful to be able to combine the two loves of my life.I love the fact that lots of our band members also run at parkrun, demonstrating the similar ethos of both.

Please consider volunteering at parkrun- we rely on our fantastic team to keep this event free forever. Volunteering is another way to improve your self-esteem and quality of life as well as contributing to the welfare of fellow Leamingtonians.

Happy parkrunning,

Rebecca Rowe

The event was made possible by 42 volunteers:

Sarah BARFIELD • Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Nigel FOX • Juliet JEE • Richard WHITEHEAD • Mrs DOYLE • Bill EVANS • Rebecca ROWE • Marti DHESI • Caroline WHITEHEAD • Graham SIMS • Saty KANDOLA • Robin MORTON • David BARBER • Richard BARR • Abi MORTON • Catherine BARHAM • Michael COLEMAN • Chris MCKEOWN • Sandrine WIGHAM • Luke BENNETT • Ben SHIRT • Ian JAMIE • Brett PARTON • Jeremy POPE • Sue STOCKBRIDGE • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • David WOOD • Helen BURNETT • Lynn HUSSAIN • Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR • Annie BRYAN • Simon PACKMAN • Shane DAY • Jill COATES • Hitesh TARA • Iona WOOD • Matthew HORLEY • Elizabeth NUNN

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 15,819 participants have completed 136,543 parkruns covering a total distance of 682,715 km, including 22,473 new Personal Bests.

 

Leamington parkrun #415, 16th March 2019

Eleanor's run report:

What a day! What a run. We were blown sideways all the way from the carpark which made me think it was going to be a tough one. Surprisingly despite the threatening weather 505 people ran, jogged or walked around Newbold Comyn. There were 19 tourists, and 17 first timers. As we ran through the woods the first time it was definitely a case of puddle-jumping as the recent rain had taken its toll on the course and there was barely a dry part the whole way through the trees. Despite the fact that the wind was behind us and theoretically pushing us up the hill it didn’t seem any easier. Usual lovely views from the top corner and then downhill towards the airfield stretch and what a shock that was – we rounded the corner and were almost stopped dead by the ferocious headwind. Falling blossom during our second run through the woods and it almost looked like snow! Was very glad to finish.

Milestones:

There were 17 parkrun First Timers.  Esme and Evie ran their 10thparkrun.  Ben Smith, Stephen Decker, Nick Adams, Andy Bailey and Tom Crawford all ran their 100thparkruns.  Two people were running on their birthday and very fetching they looked in their purple bibs.

 

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Portia’s run report:

It was muddy, there were lots of puddles. I slipped on the corner to the final sprint but managed not to fall over. I enjoyed the run. I would like to write some more but I can’t think. I don’t enjoy writing run reports but I am not allowed to play rugby today until it is done.

Morgan’s run report:

In the morning I woke up and went to Leamington parkrun. Next, I ran with Stephen for half of the parkrun but I got a stitch so I ran with my Mum. Then when I finished Mrs. Doyle offered me some sweets but the dentist was at school this week and she said that Haribo were the worst sweets to have so I said no. I enjoyed parkrun. It was very windy so it was hard to run. I had chocolate buttons at home as the dentist said that they were the least bad sweets.

Here are the stats:

This week 505 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 43 volunteers:

Sarah BARFIELD • Susie TAWNEY • Mrs DOYLE • Deborah CHRISTMAS • Marti DHESI • Juzar KANDOLA • Saty KANDOLA • Olivia Rose FARRELL • Jonathan GRANT • Willie FOSTER • Steve JASIOK • Ruby BHACHU • Brian WARREN • Zac CALE • Duncan ROBERTSON • Steven TAYLOR • Deborah BAILEY • Stephen TRAYNOR • Ben SHIRT • Bill LILLY • Jane OLIVER • Sarah TOON • Emma WILSON • Niamh MCCLENAGHAN • Jeremy POPE • Eleanor NABNEY • Morgan NABNEY • Portia NABNEY • Jane BRANSCOMBE • Lynn HUSSAIN • Mark DOCKER • Aitzi MARCO • Simon PACKMAN • Shane DAY • Bonny LANDSBOROUGH • Penny SPOONER • Jill COATES • Alexander LAING • Nitin BORATE • Iona WOOD • Summer STACEY • Freya LAING • Megan TOON

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 15,575 participants have completed 134,331 parkruns covering a total distance of 671,655 km, including 22,045 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,523 individuals have volunteered 9,595 times.

 

 

Leamington parkrun #414, 9th March 2019

A windy, sunny and rainy morning welcomed the 563 parkrunners at Leamington today. Welcome to all new parkrunners and tourists. Hope you enjoyed our flat run with an undulation as I recently heard it described.

Big congratulations to Sam (who came third this week - wow!) and Michael Weaving on a father and son 250th parkrun, a fantastic achievement.  Congratulations also to Emma Teevan and Philip Voyias who ran their 50th parkrun too.

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Thanks as always to all volunteers including our tail walker who came super prepared with headphones and a Moby playlist in hand. Don’t forget Hi-viz heroes are always needed. Please sign up at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/leamington/futureroster/

I love the attraction that parkrun has become and was delighted to spot yet another neighbour and his son running (I think) for the first time. That makes more than 50% of my neighbours participate in parkrun, probably about the most common thing between us. Thank you parkrun.

Congratulations to everyone who participated, see you at Leamington soon.

Martin.

(Addition by ED:  Happy 50th Birthday to Jonathan, one of our Run Directors, today 10th March)

 

Here are the statistics for the week:

This week 563 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 43 volunteers:

Susie TAWNEY • Malcolm FRY • Juliet JEE • Mrs DOYLE • Jane BAILEY • Philip HOUGHTON • Elaine SHERWIN • Rebecca LONERGAN • Robert GREENWAY • Stuart GREENWAY • Oliver George EVANS • Saty KANDOLA • Olivia Rose FARRELL • Martin BROWN • Jonathan GRANT • Laura CALE • Zac CALE • Martin BENNETT • Stephen TRAYNOR • David CHANTREY • Federico BOTTA • Philippa SMITH • Niamh MCCLENAGHAN • Mary SINCLAIR • Jeremy POPE • Susan MORTON • Mark WILSON • Lynn HUSSAIN • Sarah BROOKE-TAYLOR • Georgie ACTON • Julia WHITE • Malissa WEATHERBY • Stuart HARDIE • Meredith LAING • John DOYLE • Rebecca BIRCH • Emma Jane BROWN • Deborah LEAHY • Iona WOOD • Stewart WHYTE • Carole STOCKMAN • Summer STACEY • Freya LAING

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 15,533 participants have completed 133,826 parkruns covering a total distance of 669,130 km, including 22,003 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,520 individuals have volunteered 9,552 times.

 

 

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.

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