#115 11th May 2019

This week we had visitors from Adelaide and Latvia as well as local visitors from Harrow, Bushy and Wycombe Rye.

Harry Eastham celebrated his 50th Parkrun and one of our regular volunteers Cameron Fraiser last week did his 50th Volunteer role.

This week 542 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 64 were first timers and 118 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 amazing volunteers:

Sophie CHATER • Lesley KEDDY • Jo WATKINSON • Lily HARRISON • Peter GUDGE • Jackie HARRIS • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Tracy HOWARTH • H Matthew HOWARTH • Rosie CHATER • Diane ANSTISS • Robert TAYLOR • Guy ANSTISS • Gavin COOPER • Mark OCKENDON • Philip HAY • Cameron FRASER • Arunima CHATTERJEE • Karen FISH • Tom GUTREICH • Daniel MOSS • Rohit GHOSH • Matt MCKARELL • Gillian SHACKLADY • Adam SHACKLADY • Ollie MARSHALL

Again this week an appeal had to be made to fill volunteer roles as I mentioned in the run brief on Saturday each week we have over 400 runners and yet it is the same regular faces who step forward to volunteer and appeals have to be sent.

The upcoming weeks need volunteers so if you wish to help us out and volunteer please E Mail Rickamsnworth@parkrun.com with your barcode number and what role you would like to do.

A reminder that next weeks parkrun is cancelled due to Rickmansworth Festival the nearest parkrun's will be Black Park, South Oxhey and Cassiobury.

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

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).

Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 7,416 participants have completed 41,774 parkruns covering a total distance of 208,870 km, including 8,990 new Personal Bests. A total of 497 individuals have volunteered 2,564 times.~

 

#114 – The one that went surprisingly smoothly

 

The usual appeal

Normally this bit goes at the bottom, but its important so I’m putting at the top.

Have you volunteered yet? Please have a look in your diary, peek at the volunteer roster, and email us at rickmansworth@parkrun.com to let us know when you want to have a go.

You know how much you appreciate the effort of the volunteers in putting on parkrun for you; find out what it’s like to receive the love back by being part of the team.

It’d be particularly good if we could add a few more regular photographers to our roster. Philip Hay does a sterling job for us, but he does like to run too – and how’s he going to beat his PB if he doesn’t get to run regularly? If you have a penchant to try your hand at some sports photography, drop us a line. It doesn’t matter if the results are occasionally a bit blurry – it makes the runners look fast.

While I remember, we received a lovely note of thanks via Facebook to all of Saturday’s volunteers – I promised to pass on the word: you’re all awesome. But you knew that anyway, didn’t you?

The awesome volunteer team were:

Karmen PARDOE • Andrew CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Lucy Chantal MARTIN • Christine BURROUGHS • Jill TAUNT • Luke MARTIN • Jo WATKINSON • Joanna EVANS • Sarah LEVERIDGE • Philip GIBBS • Christopher STARR • Rosie CHATER • Philip WALKER • Diane ANSTISS • Guy ANSTISS • Richard ALLIBONE • Cameron FRASER • Sue CARVELLL • Neil GENDERS • Robert STUTTAFORD • Tom GUTREICH • Matt MCKARELL • Adam SHACKLADY • Ollie MARSHALL • And ME.

The weather report

It was sunny, but a bit on the fresh side. Perfect for running (see the PB stats below), but a tad invigorating for the volunteers.

Milestones

Lizzie WALL and Jack DAWSON each ran their 10th event, joining the Juniors 10 Club, and earning their white milestone t-shirts.

Jack TWYMAN, Harry LOVATT, Harriet LEMON, Sarah GREGORY, Brian GREGORY, Kate FARRAR, Frances CALVER, and Shilpa THAKRAR all ran their 50th event, joining the 50 Club, and earning their red milestone t-shirts.

Michael MENDELSON ran his 100th event, joining the 100 Club, and earning his black milestone t-shirt.

Nobody joined the V25, 250 or 500 clubs this week.

The stats

This week 518 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers, 34 tourists, and 88 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

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

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).

Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 7,352 participants have completed 41,232 parkruns covering a total distance of 206,160 km, including 8,872 new Personal Bests. A total of 496 individuals have volunteered 2,537 times.

18th May – Rickmansworth Festival

There is no Rickmansworth parkrun on the 18th May as we make way for the Rickmansworth Festival – pop along later to enjoy the spectacle, music and canal boats.

If you can’t cope with missing your parkrun fix, here are my top 5 local(ish) parkrun recommendations:

South Oxhey: Nearby, small but lovely. The gentle incline is a bit of a challenge, but sets you up for amazing views on the way back down again – and three chances to remember to look up. The team provide team and coffee after the event, and I guarantee a Ricky PB after the hill training session.

Bushy Park parkun: A bit more of a trek, but you have to make the pilgrimage to the cradle of parkrun at least once. Be awestruck watching the wide start filter down into 3 km of neon sportswear stretching out around the park. Marvel at the simple elegance of the double funnel. Arrive early and park at the Pheasantry car park to avoid the queues.

Black Park parkrun: Another single lapper – not quite as busy as Bushy Park, not as undulating as South Oxhey – a gorgeous run through the woods.

Wycombe Rye parkrun: An out and back course, covering playing fields, woodland path and the Steps of Doom. Gently undulating, and the most organised token sorting and volunteer sign-up processes I’ve seen to date.

Canons Park parkun: 2 laps round playing fields and through a wooded path. Mainly flat. Bigger than South Oxhey, smaller than Rickmansworth. A lovely park – arrive early and park on the road outside the station car park, unless you’ve already downloaded and pre-trialled the station car park app.

If you do indulge in some tourism, seek out their selfie frame or a local landmark, take a pic and post it on our Facebook page on the day – lets see how far the Ricky regulars migrate!

But before then, see you all back at the Aquadrome this parkrunday - #dfyb!

RD Marjory

 

#113 Marathoners

It was a windy one this week but 480 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 64 were first timers and 70 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

London Marathon participants - runners and supporters

London Marathon participants - runners and supporters

Congratulations go to Karen Fish for completing her 50th parkrun and thank you for the cake. Best wishes were given to all parkrunners (most of them volunteering this week) who were participating in the Virgin Money London Marathon for following day.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Martin James ALLEN • Andrew CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Lesley KEDDY • Jo WATKINSON • Joanna EVANS • Lily HARRISON • Harriet LEMON • Sarah LEVERIDGE • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Maria WAITE • Diane ANSTISS • Guy ANSTISS • Rebecca MORRIS • Philip HAY • Jennie GOULD • Sarah WALKER • Judith ALDRIDGE • Su TYSOE • Tom GUTREICH • Matt MCKARELL • Adam SHACKLADY • Ollie MARSHALL • Caroline WILKES
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rickmansworth parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).
Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 7,291 participants have completed 40,714 parkruns covering a total distance of 203,570 km, including 8,784 new Personal Bests. A total of 494 individuals have volunteered 2,511 times.
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Best wishes
Maria
#loveparkrun

 

#111 – Milestones and Amazing Volunteers

What a wonderful parkrun we had last Saturday, perfect running conditions and much to celebrate.
This week 465 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 65 were first timers (including Wilf and Harvey) and 80 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

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Mostly smiling...

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Congratulations go to Rachel Cairn for getting her 25th volunteering milestone. There will be a purple v25 T-Shirt on its way to her now.

Congratulations and huge pat on the back to Judith Aldridge who managed to time perfectly (she is a good parkrun timekeeper) her 50th volunteering and 50th parkrun at the same event. Thank you for the lovely cupcakes too and well done on your PB. I hear she is still celebrating it all…

parkrun regular, volunteer extraordinaire and marathon runner, Mary Withall was persuaded by this bonkers run director to make our gorgeous Ricky parkrun guinea pig volunteer mascots. Many thanks to her for creating our new team members. Keep thinking up Rickmansworth and parkrun related names for them and post to our Facebook page. The winning names will be announced on 27th April and there will be a prize too.

Lovin life...

Lovin life...

Thank you once again to our amazing volunteers. There were 28 this time and they did a top job.

Andrew CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Lesley KEDDY • Nathan GEE • Sam LANGSFORD • Claire PEARCE • Chelsi LANGSFORD • Joanna EVANS • Lily HARRISON • Harriet LEMON • Sarah LEVERIDGE • Neil BATES • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Sam MORRIS • Maria WAITE • Alan SENDALL • Diane ANSTISS • Mark OCKENDON • Philip HAY • Pippa KENNEDY • Rachel CAIRN • Hannah SANDFORD • Cameron FRASER • Judith ALDRIDGE • Tom GUTREICH • Denise PARKER • Ollie MARSHALL

The Volunteers

The Volunteers


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

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).

Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 7,135 participants have completed 39,711 parkruns covering a total distance of 198,555 km, including 8,632 new Personal Bests. A total of 490 individuals have volunteered 2,460 times.
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Best wishes
Maria
#loveparkrun

 

#110 Run and Go Rickmansworth – 6th April 2019

This week 431 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 96 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

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This weeks event was a quiet one. You all turned up, ran, drank your lattes, ate your post-parkrun brekkies and went home. The weather was perfect running weather which helped a lot of you to achieve a PB.

We were able to welcome Joan Barker from Bracknell parkrun who was our one and only parkrun tourist brave enough to shout out to me in the parkrun brief – its not like the tourists to be a quiet lot!! Joan said that she enjoyed our event and also took the opportunity of having her photo taken with our Rickmansworth Selfie Frame - have you had a photo taken with it yet?

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The event was made possible by a small army of 25 Hi-Vis Heroes:

Andrew CHATER • Sophie CHATER • Simon DADOMO • Sarah OCKENDON • Lily HARRISON • George DARE • Kalpesh INTWALA • Helen SMITHSON • Mary WITHALL • Rob WITHALL • Anne O CONNOR • Rosie CHATER • Mark OCKENDON • Katherine GOULD • Matt SANDFORD • Philip HAY • Jennie GOULD • Jeremy PALEY • Rachel CAIRN • Lauren CHAMPKIN • Karen FISH • Tom GUTREICH • Matt MCKARELL • Deborah BAYLISS • Ollie MARSHALL
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We are still in need of a couple of volunteers to help with this week' event and there are lots of spaces on the following weeks rosters too. To find out which roles are available please check our Future ‘Hero’ Rosters and email in with your barcode Superhero number and preferred role. Remember - capes are always welcome but Hi-Vis’ are compulsory!

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rickmansworth/volunteer/

The female record is held by Hannah KITCHEN who recorded a time of 18:02 on 11th March 2017 (event number 2).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:49 on 15th December 2018 (event number 93).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sharon KASSEMZADEH who recorded 91.84% (22:04) on 4th August 2018 (event number 74).
Rickmansworth parkrun started on 4th March 2017. Since then 7,070 participants have completed 39,246 parkruns covering a total distance of 196,230 km, including 8,552 new Personal Bests. A total of 488 individuals have volunteered 2,432 times.

Enjoy the rest of your week and I looking forward to seeing you all next parkrunday!

Happy running.
Sarah Ockendon

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