Run Report #218 by Ian Jennings

Rushmoor run #218 and a nice bit of morning sunshine greeted us all on the polo fields. I arrived to see an exceptionally large group receiving the new runners briefing – welcome to the graduating Couch to 5k runners from Normandy Runners and Ave Turner’s group.  I hope you all enjoyed your run and hope to see you all on the start line next week.


A huge thank you to all of today’s 34 volunteers, and without them we would not have been able to enjoy our run or walk this morning. Parkrun is a social movement of which we are all stakeholders. It cannot exist without the generosity of the volunteers, so please consider supporting the event and guaranteeing its longevity for the local community for many years to come. Please contact the following email to offer your time:


An extremely impressive 523 of us completed the two laps this morning, and course conditions were near perfect. An impressive 92 runners (18% of us) managed to run personal bests. Well done to all who ran this morning, and to those who went faster than ever before.


20 parkrun debutants and an amazing 40 parkrun tourists joined us at Rushmoor for the first time this week. Welcome, I hope you enjoyed your run and hopefully see you again soon.


Special run congratulations today for:


  • Jacob Melly on his junior 10th run (PB as well, nice one Jacob);
  • Lucy Copley, Chris Taylor and Becky Mason ran their 50th parkruns;
  • Jon Cross on his 100th iteration;
  • 150th is not an officially recognised run, but seems pretty special milestone to me, so big well done Joanna Newberry;


Wear those T-shirts with pride guys.


A little message from me – today I paced 28 minutes with Duke of Edinburgh volunteer Billy McLeod. Hopefully, a few runners were able to run a little faster with us two as targets to chase.  Next week, I plan to pace a 27 minute run, if anyone fancies joining me.


To finish, a little life affirming quote from that legendary basketball player, Michael Jordan: Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. And that’s exactly what we do every Saturday morning at 9am.

Back for more next week ......keep running!

 And now the stats:

Rushmoor parkrun
Event number 218
3rd November 2018

This week 522 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Dominic WAKE • Steve TYLER • Ian JENNINGS • Chris MCWILLIAM • Charlotte HOWARD • Amanda MORWOOD • Marc HOWARD • Toby HOWARD • Livi WAKE • Jo WAKE • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Alaistair RADFORD • Tom BARTON • Craig WARD • Isobel TAYLOR • Richard TAYLOR • Zoe BARTON • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Paul HURFORD • Tilly WAKE • Martin GREENWOOD • Murray CROTON • Rhian JONES • Estelle LEE • James EWING • Eleanor BARTON • Andrew CROW • James GREENWOOD • Edward BARTON • Judie KINKAID • William MCLEOD • Grace MCLEOD

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

The female record is held by Lauren HALL who recorded a time of 17:29 on 24th December 2016 (event number 130).
The male record is held by Chris PARR who recorded a time of 15:22 on 14th October 2017 (event number 169).
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 8,915 participants have completed 61,664 parkruns covering a total distance of 308,320 km, including 11,299 new Personal Bests.