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.