The Alexander Devine Santa Dash 25th November

The Alexander Devine Santa Dash is a novelty 5k fun run held through the centre of Windsor on Sunday 25th November. Dashers from across the county join us from all different age groups, abilities and backgrounds. Entry includes a free Santa suit or reindeer antlers, a souvenir medal and refreshments. We are hoping to paint Windsor town red, create a fun active community event for everyone, whilst also raising great funds and awareness for our local cause. Early bird booking offers are available until the end of October.

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service was founded 11 years ago. Fiona and John Devine from Windsor set up this local charity, named after their son Alexander, who sadly died aged 8 from a rare brain tumour. During the four years that Alexander was ill they realised the desperate need for a local children’s hospice. Fiona and John wanted to improve the care and support for children with life limiting conditions in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and surrounding counties. Today Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service funds Alexander’s Nurses, who run a community service in the home providing respite, play therapy, palliative care and end of life care. As well as creating a care team the dream was always to build a local children’s hospice. With the fantastic support of the local community the charity has now realised this dream by building a wonderful dedicated purpose built children’s hospice near Maidenhead on donated land. The hospice opened for Day Care in June this year. The children’s hospice provides a wider range of services to families, offers them greater flexibility, choice, and ongoing respite support for the whole family (see finished build picture hereunder). Today we support over 115 local families and with your help we can reach many more.

 

For more information, please visit www.alexanderdevine.org.

 

Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice – SANTA DASH WINDSOR 26 NOVEMBER

Alexander Devine Children's Hospice is holding its 5th Annual Santa Dash in Windsor Town Centre on Sunday 26 November. They are a local charity and our wonderful dedicated children’s hospice is in the course of opening. They wish to raise as much support as possible for this fundraising event. Alexander Devine Children's Hospice are raising money to support local children with life limiting and life threatening conditions and your support will make a great difference.

 

This year’s event is on Sunday 26th November, Windsor Town Centre

 

Kick start your Christmas with this amazing event and support your local children's hospice. The new hospice has now been built so it is an exciting time for our charity. Grab your family, friends, colleagues, even dogs and join us for this 5km festive fun run. Walk it, jog it, run it, skip it…it's just for fun! There’s a free Santa suit/children’s reindeer ears for all those who enter.

 

 

Start/Finish - Bachelors Acre, 9.00am

 

Town centre route - run the Long Walk and through Windsor Town Centre

 

The fun starts from the moment you put on your Santa Suit and the town centre Santa Dash route will guide you through wonderful Windsor taking in Long Walk, the Castle, Queen Victoria and Windsor’s great shopping streets. A great event for all your friends and family! Alexander Devine Children's Hospice want everyone to get involved in this great festive fun run which is open to all. For more details and to sign up go to our website www.alexanderdevine.org

or for further information contact Juliap@alexanderdevine.org

 
 

Henley Half Marathon 8th October 2017

If you would like to take part in either the Henley Half Marathon or the Henley Standard 10K, more information and entry forms can be found here:-

Henley Half and 10K

 
 

Windsor Santa Dash – Sunday 27th November

We are a local Children’s Hospice Service and we are running a 5K Santa Dash through Windsor town centre on Sunday 27th November.

The fun starts from the moment you put on your Santa Suit which is free with your entry fee (reindeer horns for children), and then run or walk through wonderful Windsor taking in Long Walk, the Castle, Queen Victoria and Windsor’s great shopping streets. We want everyone to get involved in this great festive fun run which is open to all! Medals for all competitors.

New earlier start time of 9:00am

Start/Finish - Bachelors Acre

New route - run the Long Walk and through Windsor Town Centre

Click here for more details and to sign up, or for further information contact Juliap@alexanderdevine.org

www.alexanderdevine.org

 
 

Woodcote 10K

The Woodcote 10K is run annually on the 2nd Sunday of January. This year it is Sunday 10th January at 10.30am and the website can be found here:-

www.woodcote10k.org.uk

100% of the proceeds are donated to charity. The main recipient this year will be Prostate Cancer Research.

Why not sign up for it and have a race to look forward to in the New Year?

 

Event #274 – the kids did good!

Last Saturday saw a junior volunteer takeover with many of the day's volunteers being under 18...in fact, some were under 10!

Here's a quick role call:-

Ruben CALUTAS was your Run Director. Not only did Ruben confidently deliver the run brief in front of more than 200 people, he also had prepared the night before by checking who might be running their 10th, 50th or 100th milestone runs so he could give them a shout out :-).

Then there were our glamorous timekeepers - Francesca BLACKWELL and Sophia MACKLIN who did a fantastic job counting each of you in as you crossed the finish line.

Ruben's younger brother Alexander CALUTAS performed a whopping three volunteer roles - helping with the run briefing, picking up the course signs after the run and tail running to make sure no adults got lost on their way round :-).

Toby MACKLIN was scanning your barcodes and Alexander CASWELL was there snapping pictures of you all in your parkrun glory.

Last but not least Daniel FERNANADEZ who was the youngest volunteer of the day at just 5 years old. Daniel brought his own hi viz jacket and started the run with a excited READY, STEADY, GOOOO!

Juniors, you were all fantastic. Thanks so much for helping and making us smile.

There were also some big kids helping out, but mostly learning how it should be done from the juniors :-) - thanks to Andrew LENAGHAN • Andy ATKINSON • Chris SMITH • Fergal DONNELLY • Keith ELLIS • Robert WALKER • Ruari RHODES • Sev KONIECZNY • Teresa CASWELL

Results
Male placings:
Dan THORNE (SM20-24) of Reading AC, was first over the line in 16:10 - 6th time in 7 appearances.
Matthew RAWLINGS (JM15-17) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:57 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Eddie STEVENI (JM11-14) of Reading AC, was third over the line in 17:18 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Thomas CHENNELL (British Army) 2723 pts.
Matthew HARWOOD (Reading AC) 2631 pts.
Keith ELLIS (Reading Roadrunners) 2496 pts.

Female placings:
Lois MAXWELL (SW18-19) (Unattached) was first (49th overall) over the line in 22:13 - 5th time in 162 appearances.
Helen CAMPBELL (VW45-49) (Unattached) was second (54th overall) over the line in 22:22.
Loretta BRIGGS (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (56th overall) over the line in 22:26.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Francesca BLACKWELL (Bracknell AC) 2481 pts.
Merem GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ (Unattached) 2434 pts.
Gina HOPKINS (Reading Joggers) 2137 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Eddie STEVENI (JM11-14) was graded 83.82% for the time 17:18 (third overall).
Matthew RAWLINGS (JM15-17) was graded 82.10% for the time 16:57 (second overall).
Dan THORNE (SM20-24) was graded 79.79% for the time 16:10 (first overall).

This week there were 240 runners, of whom 39 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.

Reading parkrun started on 12th September 2009, and since then 7,429 different runners, including participants from 365 athletics clubs, have completed 53,917 runs covering a total distance of 269,585 km, and there have been 10,083 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Annie CONWAY who ran in a time of 00:18:13 on 2011-11-26 (event number 111).
The male record is held by Jonathan Stuart DAVIES who ran in a time of 00:15:11 on 2013-08-03 (event number 188).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paula FUDGE who recorded a 91.95% run (20:43) on 30th April 2011 (event number 82).

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

 

RG Blue Sox Softball Team

RG Blue Sox are a friendly local softball team who play against other teams in the Thames Valley area. We are a mixed club (teams consist of 5 boys and 5 girls) and play at the Blue Coat School in Sonning Lane.

Softball is a very social and extremely fun recreational sport, similar to baseball but with a bigger ball (supposedly, easier to hit and catch!). The team encompasses all abilities – ranging from complete beginners to international standard – and aged from 16 to 60. Softball is an excellent choice for people who have not played team sports before or for a few years.
We are always looking for new recruits so if you fancy getting out and about this Spring/Summer then come along and give it a try! We run pre-season training on Sundays in March and then on Wednesday evenings from April until September – please contact us first to check times etc at rgbluesox@hotmail.co.uk or you can check out the website atwww.rgbluesox.co.uk.

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