Rushmere parkrun is cancelled on 2021-06-12 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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.