Event # 227 14/03/20

It was a good morning for a parkrun and this week 180 people joined us at Rushmere.

We had 19 first timers, 6 of whom were running their first ever parkrun, welcome to the parkrun family.
Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers who made the event possible:

Tracy CARDNO • Christine AYERS • David AYERS • Stephen MOORE • Darren WINFIELD • Theresa KEEFE • Arran WRIGHT • Kevin HARE • Keith PHILLIPS • Henry GARTHWAITE • Len HOLLAND • Chris WARBY • Michael GALLIE • Cathy ATKINSON • Emily MCCLELLAND • Anita BRAITHWAITE
Congratulations to Keith who was volunteering for his 100th time and to Anita and Henry both volunteering for the first time.
Congratulations to the 28 participants who recorded PB times today.
Ollie Badger was first home this week, his first time at Rushmere, in 19:21.
Coming in as first lady, Emily Rothery continued her current streak of 4, in a time of 23:04.
Well done also to Sam Dewhurst our fastest U11 runner today in a new PB.
Unfortunately finish tokens nos. 48 and 121 went AWOL this morning. If you are reading this and realise one of these tokens is in your pocket please get in touch asap – thanks.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rushmere parkrun Results Page.
Sincerely hope we will see you all back at Rushmere next Saturday.


International Womens Day Saturday 7th March

Another great parkrun at Rushmere today where we saw 203 of you lovey people run, jog, walk and thankfully avoiding all the fallen debris on the course - and the horse poo!
We hope that the 33 first timers including tourists from Leicester and Northampton enjoyed their first trip around Rushmere and will visit us again.
We also welcomed This Girl Can to help parkrun celebrate International Womens Day - encourging all women and girls to be active.
Emily Rothery was the first female home in 23:10 followed by Amy Inchley in 23:57 and Nicola Mellor in 24:02. And a special shout out to the first female junior Catherine Brewer who finished 31st in 24:18
Thomas Inchley was the first male home in 19:02, followed by Daniel Chaplen in 19:39 and Paul Griffiths in 20:54. A massive well done to Danny Carter a JM11-14 who finished in 5th place with an impressive 21:05 finish time.
As always a massive thank you to all the volunteers who make parkrun happen week after week.
See you all next week.



1st Feb 2020

Event 222 - the one where everyone's good will got us through!

On this sunny, blustery morning 206 lovely people came out to play at parkrun. Behind the scenes things got a bit frantic. Did you notice? Due to unforeseen circumstances (and through no one's fault) we were shorthanded with marshals. But it's ok, we have a back up plan for this situation! It's to plead with a barcode scanner to marshal instead! Both Kieran and Richard were happy to swap and in the end Richard took control of the last corner. Then when the first finishers came in, one of them volunteered to help out...only the kit refused to work. Luckily, Joe Bidlake Hull must be/have a been a Scout as he had come prepared with the parkrun virtual volunteer app on his phone and a full battery, and he leapt into action, taking a chunk out of the queue that Kieran had been heroically managing himself. Also using the virtual volunteer app for the first time was one of the timers, Edina, with Matt on the more traditional stop watch. The first time you do timekeeping can be daunting. Throw in an app you've never used before and it is nerve wracking. But it was fine! Easy even!
So as you check the results and photos today, I 100% recommend downloading the app, having a play with it and bringing your fully charged phone with you to every parkrun you do. You never know when a desperate RD will ask you step in and save the day!

Kerry (Run Director)


Event 214

On a cold dreary morning the promised sunshine came in liquid form. Still, with the cafe and toilets closed due to a major water main failure, the runners did get a shower.
We had 12 first timers trying Rushmere today with tourists from Northampton, Huntingdon and deepest Essex.
Due to a fence collapse on the northern end of the park a short marshalled detour was added through a muddier part of the wood. The start line was moved forward to compensate.
This detour did not stop 7 runners getting a PB. Well done to them.
First lady home was Lindsay O'Kane in 24:39 and first gent was Scott Barker in 20:05.
Congratulations to Kevin Mellor and his daughter Nicola for completing their 50th parkrun today. We hope the weather did not spoil the moment.
Thank you to my many volunteers who gave up their run to help today.
I hope to see lots of you at future parkruns and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.




#Parkrun 210

On a fairly chilly autumnal morning 148 runners tried their running skills against the Rushmere mud and 16 managed to gain a PB. Well done to the 16.
1st man home was Richard Wood in a respectable 20:13 with junior Leo Sheldrick second with a PB time 21:21 and an unknown in 3rd place.
1st lady home was Emily Rothery in 22:41, Abi Gooch second in 23:29 and Louisa Rothery third in 24:25.
7 runners forgot their barcodes.
Kate Venables and Jon Riley both ran their 50 milestones today with James Phillips completing his 100 milestone.
Congratulations to the 3 of you and we look forward to seeing you resplendent in your milestone T shirts in the near future.
My sincere thanks to all our volunteers without whom there would be no Rushmere parkrun.
I hope to see many of you out running again soon.



Event 209 – Saturday 9th November – Our 4th Birthday

Event 209 Saturday 9th November

It was a cold start but 149 runners/joggers/walkers first timers and tourists joined us at Rushmere to celebrate our 4th Birthday. Such a great atmosphere where some people took up the invite and joined us in fancy dress outfits.Thank you Tam for warming the crowd up with your briefing - popular and entertaining as always.

Adam Hill was first male home in 19.37 PB and Emily McClelland 23.41 also with a PB. Congratulations to you both.

Thank you to the 17 volunteers who made it possible for this event to go on.Tam QUINN • Tracy CARDNO • Christine AYERS • Anna MEAD • Martin Kenneth ADDRISON • Matthew BROOKS • Paul DOYLE • Carrie TYAS • Elena BROOKS • Graham COOPER • Keith PHILLIPS • Dawn KENNEDY • Chris ELLIS • Gary REID • Rhys VERRIER • William LANGDON • Gary JONES

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the core
team who give up their time to volunteer during the week and Saturdays so we can make sure the events take place we have:
Run directors; Tam Quinn, Dave Ayers, Chris Ayers, Carrie Tyas, Vicky Green, Anna Mead, Kerry Garfitt, Paul Doyle
Co- Events director Jon Hull and our Ambassador David Lewis.

Happy parkrun to you all - here's to another fun filled year ahead.


Tracy Cardno - Events Director


Windy run 208

On a very blustery day, when our gong got blown over, 79 runners managed to get out of bed, beat the elements, ignore the rugby and run a damp Rushmere course strewn with sweet chestnut seeds to make the going a little trickier than normal. Amazingly we had 5 PB's against all the odds. Well done you five.

We had 9 new runners who had remembered their barcodes and a few who didn't. I hope you will all come back and try again.
We entertained runners from Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Torquay and Maidenhead.

First male home was Ashley Gamble in a PB time 20:54 with Matt Styrka in second place just 10 seconds off his PB.

First lady was first timer Suzanne Janes from Littledown Harriers in 23:21 and second lady was Louisa Rothery in 24:46

I hope to see many of you next week.


New Year

What better way to start the New Year than at Rushmere parkrun start time is 9am


Event 203

This week 184 runners and walkers tried the Rushmere course, which was very dusty due to the prolonged absence of rain. We welcomed 30 first timers to the Rushmere experience and with 38 personal bests the gong took a beating.We had tourists from Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Ware, St.Albans and Thailand. I hope you all enjoyed our friendly course. Please come again.
My sincere thanks to all our volunteers, without whom there would be no parkrun.
As our 4th birthday is coming up (9th November) can you all remember that the theme will be fancy dress (anything you like). The Rushmere core team have opted to be fairies so if any of you bakers fancy baking a few fairy cakes for the occasion they will be warmly received.
I look forward to running with you all again soon.


Event 202

It was a beautiful morning for 184 people to run, jog or walk the course. We welcomed 9 first timers to parkrun, there were 19 first timers and 44 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
Many thanks to this morning's wonderful volunteers:

Anna MEAD • Michael CLARK • David AYERS • Matthew BROOKS • Kate JOHNSON • Julia BELL • Elena BROOKS • Fiona WEEKES • Andy GRIGGS • James PARKER • Ian DOWN • Rhys VERRIER • Matt STYRKA • Colin JACKSON • Chris WILLIAMSON • Richard BURCHFIELD • Talia PEPPER

Congratulations to Michael Reilly who completed his 100th parkrun.
Jed Noblett (JM15-17) running at Rushmere for the first time today was first man home in an impressive time of 17:46 setting a new age category record.
Diane Farmer (VW60-64) ran a Personal Best time of 23:57 also setting a new age category record and achieving the highest age grading of the morning – 79.89%.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rushmere parkrun Results Page.

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