Rushmoor parkrun is cancelled on 11 July 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Run report 14/3/20

Today I was absolutely amazed by the valiant attempts of all who ran/jogged/walked parkrun this Saturday ,the 14th of March. Inspire of the previous week’s abysmal weather and poor conditions, we were met by rays of spring sunshine breaking through the dense remains of the winter’s clouds.
I thought that the run was a great reflection of Farnborough and Aldershot’s community , with all on coming fears we still had a great turn out of 370 participants. However, it was all because of our 27 great volunteers that the event still went ahead smoothly.
Additionally, we had 31 out of the 370 park runners who hadn’t been at Rushmoor before and the 8 who hadn’t run a parkrun before. I hope that those new to Rushmoor and new to parkrun all felt very welcome to Rushmoor.
We also had 27 park runners achieving their new PB’s today.
Which is well deserving of a congratulation for pushing themselves to their limits and striving to improve themselves.
I know that this report isn’t what most expect or of the higher standard but I hope you enjoyed the small conclusion of just another incredible week of Rushmoor. Also congratulations to all others who achieved a mile stone today, whether it was your 10th , 25th ,50th parkrun or higher , I hope that you feel rightly proud of you achievements.

Joshua, Duke of Edinburgh Volunteer

This week 370 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Chris MCWILLIAM • Beverley JENNINGS • Alexis SHIRTLIFF • Helen COLLETT • Andrew David HISLOP • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Duncan FORTUNE • Deborah HEIGHES • Joshua TOMKINS • Caroline CROLLA • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Richard HOWARD • Evie HEARN • Bethany HEARN • Martin GREENWOOD • Stephanie GREENWOOD • Andy WARD • Mark RANOLA • Alison FORTUNE • Ellis PLUMRIDGE-BAKER • James GREENWOOD • Alan PERRETT • Jake PERRETT • James DOWDELL • Keith HARRISON

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

The male record is held by Chris PARR who recorded a time of 15:22 on 14th October 2017 (event number 169).
The female record is held by Louise SMALL who recorded a time of 17:20 on 25th December 2018 (event number 226).
The Age Grade course record is held by Austin SOANE who recorded 91.24% (17:53) on 11th June 2016 (event number 104).

Rushmoor parkrun started on 3rd May 2014. Since then 12,141 participants have completed 93,314 parkruns covering a total distance of 466,570 km, including 15,238 new Personal Bests. A total of 892 individuals have volunteered 6,707 times.

 

Rushmoor parkrun # 282 – 8th February 2020

Having read forecasts at the end of the week about Storm Ciara coming in who knew what weather we were in for … but Saturday morning brought blue skies, sunshine a bit of a breeze – pretty good conditions for a February run. 625 parkrunners obviously thought so too as they joined us on our course this morning. Well done to all of you – good run/walk/jog?

We welcomed 55 parkrunners who had never run at Rushmoor before and 17 of you were running a parkrun for the very first time. Welcome to the parkrun community and welcome to Rushmoor. We hope you had a good time this morning and will be back to join us for another run soon.

There are also 94 of you now celebrating a new PB this morning. Were you helped by this mornings team of pacers or running in your own zone? Well done to all you either way and thank you to our pacers!

Amongst us there were also some milestone parkrunners. Well done to the following who earnt their way into a new milestone club. We hope you enjoyed your milestone run and will be wearing your new t-shirt with us soon!

10 – Scarlett Cooper, Amelie Punter

50 – Eddie Quigley, Paul Jeffs

100 – Gordon Stevenson

Thank you for the lovely cakes and snacks at the end of todays parkrun.

And of course there’s those great acehivement that are ‘unofficial’ milestones – Well done!

150 – Louise Bryant

A big thank you to our 30 hi-viz heroes this morning, thank you for your contribution to this weeks parkrun – it is very much appreciated by 625 people!

If after you’ve parkrunned you fancy a post run brekkie why not join us at Daisy’s Café in North Camp for a tea/coffee/breakfast and see a bit more about how all the results are processed too!

For more of this weeks stats see below. Have a good week, run well, enjoy it and see you next week for another parkrun.

This week 625 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 94 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Chris BALE • Gregory ALLIN • Beverley JENNINGS • Simon RIMMER • Jo WAKE • Helen COLLETT • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Clem FEENEY • Joshua TOMKINS • Katherine RUOCCO • Kathryn RADFORD • Emily GODOLPHIN • Charles CONVERY • Andy WARD • Darren NICHOLLS • Mark RANOLA • Eve HANCOCK • Claire WALTON • Richard WILLIAMS • Nicholas BOUND • Ellis PLUMRIDGE-BAKER • Gemma WHITEHOUSE • Osama BALDO • Paul REED • Sinitta CHUNG • Hilary ORTON • Alan PERRETT • Rebecca Anne BACHMANN • James DOWDELL

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

The male record is held by Chris PARR who recorded a time of 15:22 on 14th October 2017 (event number 169).
The female record is held by Louise SMALL who recorded a time of 17:20 on 25th December 2018 (event number 226).
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:51 on 25th December 2019 (event number 274).
The Age Grade course record is held by Austin SOANE who recorded 91.24% (17:53) on 11th June 2016 (event number 104).

Rushmoor parkrun started on 3rd May 2014. Since then 11,931 participants have completed 91,350 parkruns covering a total distance of 456,750 km, including 15,062 new Personal Bests. A total of 866 individuals have volunteered 6,578 times.

 

 

Rushmoor parkrun # 281 – 1st February 2020

Another Saturday morning, another parkrun. The sky was blue, the puddles were enormous, the mud was aplenty and the volunteers as cheerful as ever.

574 people rocked up to do 5k in whatever way they wanted to tackle it. There were a handful of tourists, (from Newport, Wimbledon, Chichester, Lincoln, Southampton to name a few), but essentially most of this fabulous parkrun community were locals or near neighbours.

I was one of those tourists, from Southwick Country Park parkrun in Wiltshire. This was my 103rd parkrun (first outing for my 100 t-shirt) and my 3rd run at Rushmoor. The last time I was here was back in August. It was warmer and drier and just for the record it was a course pb.

But the sun was shining this morning too and what a welcome we had, with Alex delivering the briefing over the p.a., with an enthusiasm and energy that held the complete attention of the enormous crowd. He really has to come out top when it comes to run briefings. It’s not an easy job keeping a pre run mob of parkrunners listening and engaged, especially such a large mob! So well done Alex. After introducing the tourists, we got to congratulate young Darcy, today’s run director, who completed her bronze Duke of Edinburgh volunteering skill today and received a certificate to mark the occasion. Fantastic work Darcy. Phoebe was also called up to receive applause for her 10th parkrun and there were three parkrunners celebrating their 50ths, Paula, Gavin and Maciej. Another awesome milestone was achieved this morning by Dhankumar who ran his 200th. In no time it was 3,2,1, and we were on the way.

This morning I ran with my awesome sister, Lindzi and her enormous and gentle Rottie Shepherd cross, Bear, who was happily giving in to our walk/jog pace (or perhaps not, he would rather have run with the first finishers but he was gracious as well as being attached to a short lead!). Lindzi and I are both getting back to running after having major operations a few months ago. She now has one of my kidneys and it was good to get both back doing a parkrun together again! As this is Lindzi’s home parkrun we met up with several of her friends and it was fabulous to meet with Sarah who was one of this morning’s first timers, having only started running 5 weeks ago. Thank you to all those lovely friends who stayed to cheer us in at the end.

As it happens we hadn’t even completed the first lap before the faster runners were overtaking us.

So I was happy to be able to congratulate the first finisher, Michael Garrard who arrived back in a pb of 17.32, closely followed by Alexander Matthews in 17.42 and Marcus Irving in 17.56. I know it isn’t a race but that must have been a good sprint.

Georgia Ball, our tourist from Lincoln was first lady home in 19.36 with Ruth Briggs in second in 20.56 and Rhea Horlock in a new pb of 22.15 in third place.

Back to our second lap. Bear behaved beautifully, getting the hang of this parkdogging thing, until he let himself down badly, needing a poo bag just as we approached the ‘sprint’ finish. I guess anyone who parkruns with a dog has a good story to tell so this one won’t eclipse any of them and it certainly caused some hilarity amongst those who had already had their barcodes scanned and were on their way home.

So now the thank you’s. Firstly to all those 31 volunteers who made this mornings parkrun welcoming and fun. Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you to Steve who took all the photos. Thank you to all those who completed 5k, in one way or another, for chatting along route, for sharing your stories, to Julie for the hug as we were going along the canal tow path, for those who paced with us and made a fuss of Bear and for those who waited to cheer in the latter finishers (for the record, not a course pb, but definitely a post op pb with my sister and an awful lot of fun).

Well done to Sarah who said she loved her first parkrun and felt quite emotional when she finished it. I hope all the other first timers enjoyed it as much today and will be back again next week.

I will be back at my home run next week, but I look forward to returning to Rushmoor again, I mean I have a post op pb to chase. Have a good week.
Alison Bremner

Alison Bremner

This week 574 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 85 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 39 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Chris BALE • Bertie MATTHEWS • Gregory ALLIN • Steve TYLER • Beverley JENNINGS • Alexis SHIRTLIFF • Linda HUNN • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Rachel TOMKINS • William FORDHAM • Troy CHAMBERS • Joshua TOMKINS • Katherine RUOCCO • Kathryn RADFORD • Andy WARD • Judith STRADLING • John SOUTHGATE • Mark RANOLA • Michael LEWIN • Richard WILLIAMS • David WRIGHT • Julie PLUMRIDGE • Ellis PLUMRIDGE-BAKER • Alison BREMNER • Alan PERRETT • Rebecca Anne BACHMANN • Sabrina BACHMANN-ROSS • Lucy BLENKINSOP • James DOWDELL • Darcey PARKIN-SMITH

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

The male record is held by Chris PARR who recorded a time of 15:22 on 14th October 2017 (event number 169).
The female record is held by Louise SMALL who recorded a time of 17:20 on 25th December 2018 (event number 226).
The Age Grade course record is held by Austin SOANE who recorded 91.24% (17:53) on 11th June 2016 (event number 104).

Rushmoor parkrun started on 3rd May 2014. Since then 11,876 participants have completed 90,725 parkruns covering a total distance of 453,625 km, including 14,968 new Personal Bests. A total of 862 individuals have volunteered 6,548 times.

 

 

Rushmoor parkrun #280 – 25th January 2020

It’s Saturday, it’s early and it’s time to get ready and go to our ever familiar Polo Fields so off we head! Quite excited this week … 250 parkruns … who knew all those years ago I’d ever do that … however, on arrival to the car park I got greeted with those words that I am pretty confident that no parkrunner ever wants to hear …. ‘We’ve put these posters up of you everywhere’. Am I horrified? well, yeah slightly … but then thought “what parkrun is that picture from?’

So onto the polo fields and a few others soon started to join us to enjoy parkrun J .. the sun decided not to join us this week but although chilly it wasn’t too cold considering it is January! The Polo Fields can be prone to windy weather but even that stayed away this week so great conditions for a run.

594 people joined us to complete the course this week to be precise, so who was amongst you?

Well we welcomed 67 new parkrunners to Rushmoor this week. We hope you enjoyed our course, our parkrun and our community and you will be back to join us again soon.

101 of your also achieved a new PB this week. That is a massive 17% running faster than before! J Talking of PB’s, our first finisher this week was Kurt Taylor in a fantastic time of 15:35 this is just 13 seconds outside our course record! I was a bit behind you … usually about half way by then! Anyone else trying to get a new PB? I tried Who was trying to get to a new PB … I tried … I’ve been a long way off for sometime … but in the end got the closest I’ve been for almost four years … never give up …

Well done to all of you and we hope you enjoyed the runners high and celebrating over the weekend.

We had a few milestone parkrunners this week and will be enjoying their new t-shirts soon.

50 – Luke Willis, Benjamin Richards, Anthony Pink, Paul Tickner, Bimala Thapa

100 – Wayne Altham

250 – Linda Radford

Well done to all of you and we hope to see you showing off your new attire soon.

Thank you for all the cakes too … I may have consumed one or two … I now need to go for another run to burn off those calories ….

Are you celebrating a milestone run with us soon. Why not let us know at rushmoor@parkrun.com …. As you may have noticed if you were with us last weekend we love celebrating achievements!!

Of course, none of the above is possible without those amazing people who gave up their run to volunteer. There were 33 this week and we thank you for your continued support that enables us all to run on a Saturday morning. Thank you from each and every one of our 594 parkrunners and if you would like to volunteer one week just email us at the above email address – it is good fun too!

So finally, from me, the posters were great … I got to chat a lot … about my favourite topics … running and all things parkrun … and to really celebrate … afterall it will be a while until I get to the next one ….

Have a good week, enjoy your running, jogging or walking and we will see you against next Saturday for another parkrun and another one towards your next milestone … (February already!!)

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Rushmoor parkrun
Event number 280
25th January 2020

This week 594 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 67 were first timers and 101 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Chris BALE • Lisa HALE • Julie LEPPARD • Robert LEPPARD • Steve TYLER • Ian JENNINGS • Chris MCWILLIAM • Angela AUSTIN • Beverley JENNINGS • Alexis SHIRTLIFF • Marc HOWARD • Linda HUNN • Linda RADFORD • Duncan FORTUNE • Joshua TOMKINS • Caroline CROLLA • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Paul NOTHARD • Stephen PHILLIPS • Andy WARD • Dawn HAMED • Mark RANOLA • Ian CROLL • Vanessa COSBY • Alison FORTUNE • Charlotte HISCOCK • Ellis PLUMRIDGE-BAKER • Richard MARLAND • Ben CAYLESS • James DOWDELL • Darcey PARKIN-SMITH • Gillian BURNISTON

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

The male record is held by Chris PARR who recorded a time of 15:22 on 14th October 2017 (event number 169).
The female record is held by Louise SMALL who recorded a time of 17:20 on 25th December 2018 (event number 226).
The Age Grade course record is held by Austin SOANE who recorded 91.24% (17:53) on 11th June 2016 (event number 104).

Rushmoor parkrun started on 3rd May 2014. Since then 11,828 participants have completed 90,151 parkruns covering a total distance of 450,755 km, including 14,883 new Personal Bests. A total of 859 individuals have volunteered 6,517 times.

 

 

Rushmoor parkrun 279 – 18th January 2020

This week's run report has been written by Darcy, one of our DofE volunteers.


The weather was sunny, with no wind, and pleasant for running. It was a frosty morning with ice on the ground.

My volunteering up until now has all taken place at the Wellesley course, so this was only my second time being at the official course (Queens Avenue, Aldershot) as I was away over the Christmas holidays.

This week was the first time I have actually run Parkrun. I enjoyed taking part because everyone is friendly and encourages each other to keep going. The briefing warned us about the ice on the path and muddy puddles to avoid slipping. It was sunny but the dogs weren’t keen to run as the ground was icy. I can imagine that running this course is probably easier than the alternative course because runners don’t have to worry about the narrow path or falling into the canal!

It was the biggest Rushmoor Parkrun ever with 740 runners, the previous record was 715. It’s nice to be back on the Queens Avenue course so that runners with dogs and pushchairs can all take part.

My experience of running park run was good and I’d definitely do it again.


This week's milestone runs:

  • James Eric Philip Junior 10
  • Kai Moran Junior 10
  • Laith Baldo Junior 10
  • Steven Furminger 100
  • Adam James 100
  • Julie Leppard 250

This week 740 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 91 were first timers and 79 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Dominic WAKE • Gregory ALLIN • Abigail JENNINGS • Chris MCWILLIAM • Angela AUSTIN • Beverley JENNINGS • Alexis SHIRTLIFF • Charlotte HOWARD • Marc HOWARD • Linda HUNN • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Duncan FORTUNE • Victoria MILNES • Deborah HEIGHES • Joshua TOMKINS • Bob HAMILTON • Kathryn RADFORD • Paul NOTHARD • Heather ALLEN • Andy WARD • Darren NICHOLLS • Mark RANOLA • Martin COHEN • Vanessa COSBY • Alison FORTUNE • Ellis PLUMRIDGE-BAKER • Osama BALDO • Jenna ROBINSON • Rebecca Anne BACHMANN • Sabrina BACHMANN-ROSS • James DOWDELL • Darcey PARKIN-SMITH • Chris WOOD

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

The male record is held by Chris PARR who recorded a time of 15:22 on 14th October 2017 (event number 169).
The female record is held by Louise SMALL who recorded a time of 17:20 on 25th December 2018 (event number 226).
The Age Grade course record is held by Austin SOANE who recorded 91.24% (17:53) on 11th June 2016 (event number 104).

Rushmoor parkrun started on 3rd May 2014. Since then 11,761 participants have completed 89,557 parkruns covering a total distance of 447,785 km, including 14,782 new Personal Bests. A total of 857 individuals have volunteered 6,484 times.

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