Rushmoor parkrun No. 254 – 3rd August 2019

Well, I really enjoyed parkrun this morning ... having said that I always enjoy parkrun ... hope everyone else did too!

This morning was a busy one for us ... so well done to our 651 runners who completed our course this morning and thank you for waiting patiently at the end as our volunteers worked their socks off looking after you all.

Despite that a massive 115 of you achieved personal bests - well done and I hope you are celebrating!

We also welcomed 121 people joining us for the first time ... we hope you enjoyed your time at Rushmoor.

We’d like to say thank you to 33 of you who volunteered this morning. Thank you so much for giving your time so that we can parkrun on a Saturday morning. As mentioned this morning August is a difficult month for us to get help to go ahead with our event so if you’d like to try out volunteering send us an email to rushmoor@parkrun.com

Well done to our milestone runners ... we hope to see you donning your new t-shirts soon.

50 - Giles Everingham, Tim Sheen
100 - Peter Robinson, Tim Read
150 - Derek Monds

Congratulations to Windle Valley Runners celebrating their 30th Anniversary and thank you for celebrating with us. Please see below for more details about how they celebrated their anniversary by Carl Webb.

For now, enjoy your weekend and we’ll see you next with for another parkrun.

Rushmoor parkrun

As a founder member and the first Secretary of Windlesham Valley Runners I organised the 30th Anniversary Run at parkrun today.  On 2nd September 1989 seven runners met in a pub in Windlesham, we decided on the club name, club colours, club base and allocated job roles for the seven members.  So this parkrun took place 30 years and half a day after the club was formed.

It was a small group of people who regularly ran in Windlesham.  It was the year that the Berlin Wall came down, there were no apple devices, no garmins, no fitbits, no Strava.  Music wise there were number ones by Kylie and Jason, Simple Minds, Madonna and the Bangles that year.  When the club formed Jive Bunny was soon replaced by the classic Black Box song “Ride on Time”.

Today it was great to run for a short time with the Club President Bob Webb and then increase the pace to say hello to a few existing members taking part and take a few photos.  I wore my father’s 30 year old vest.  Luckily for you guys I was unable to source 1989 socks and shorts!

In September the original members will be celebrating in a slightly more relaxed way by consuming food and drink and we may well gather at another parkrun that morning.

Thank you to all the members who turned up to celebrate the anniversary and for everyone else for taking part.  It was a busy one, with Frimley off but as always the parkrun organisers did an amazing job.  Thank you.

Rushmoor parkrun
Event number 254
3rd August 2019

This week 651 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 121 were first timers and 115 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 43 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Chris BALE • Bertie MATTHEWS • Brian HOLDEN • Steve LOW • Roger SMITH • Malcolm Eric VAUGHAN • J-Lo LOMAS-PARAM • Carl WEBB • Alan FREESTONE • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Alexander FORTUNE • Troy CHAMBERS • Deborah HEIGHES • Caroline CROLLA • David SWAIT • Andy WARD • Paul BRAZIER • Gail MEANEY • Graham BOLTON • Sarah-Jayne BAKER • Denise JONES • Alison FORTUNE • James EWING • Louise WILLIAMS • Charlotte HISCOCK • Harry BRADLEY • Nicholas BOUND • Jenna COUCH • Catia KRUGER • Rebecca Anne BACHMANN • Sabrina BACHMANN-ROSS • Louisa REDFERN

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 10,685 participants have completed 78,989 parkruns covering a total distance of 394,945 km, including 13,688 new Personal Bests. A total of 779 individuals have volunteered 5,796 times.