This week's Run Report is kindly provided by Alurie Dutton, one of our friends visiting from Frimley Lodge.
This Saturday, Rushmoor parkrun's 5th birthday, a bright and sunny morning dawned for the 669 runners, walkers and joggerswho made their way around the field and along the canal. Well done to everyone including those who completed one lap. What a difference to when I last ran at Rushmoor when there were lots of puddles to dodge, or run through, depending on how wet and muddy you wanted to get!
The field was led home by Stephen Blake (SM 30-34). closely followed by Daniel Quinlan (SM30-34) and Marcus Irving (SM25-29). The best male age graded score of 85.4% was achieved by Jon Cross (VM60-64). The ladies were led in by Kayleigh Copeland (W25-29) who also achieved the best female age graded score of 72.40%. Kayleigh was followed in by Ffion Harris (SW25-29) and Rebekah Smith (JW15-17). Well done!
Congratulations go to all 113 runners who recorded a personal best today. Of those, Hannah French (SW25-29) has achieved 5 PBs out of 5 runs and Rebecca Collier (VW45-49), Mike Packham (VM45-49), Jayaprabha Mapanna (VW35-39) and Jason Mistry (VM45-49) 4 out of 4 runs. Marie Hogston SW30-34) knocked nearly 4 minutes off her PB, Nigel Sparkes (VM50-54) 3 minutes. David Swain (VM55-59) and Victoria Milnes (SW25-29) ran their best times at Rushmoor for 2 years. What persistence.
If you are feeling disheartened about not running a PB this week then this group show that it can be done no matter how long you have been running or how many runs you have actually done. But of course, it isn't all about PBs. It's about coming out on Saturday morning to enjoy your running, jogging or walking in the company of like-minded people.
There were 4 official milestone runs this week. Congratulations to Bella Coombs (JW11-14) who ran her 10th and Jagat Thap (VM50-54), Rachel Edwards (VW50-54) and Heidi Saddleton (JW10) who ran their 50th parkruns.
We had 115 first timers today of whom 32 were starting their parkrun 'journeys' here at Rushmoor. The majority of the visitors were from neighbouring parkrun Frimley Lodge with others coming from Chichester, Worcester, Basildon, Eastbourne, Medway, Basingstoke, Gladstone, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Bushy, Crane Park, Whiteley and South Beach parkruns. We hope they, and indeed everyone, enjoyed their run, walk or jog and will come back again soon to Rushmoor parkrun.
Finally, thank you to our sponsors and to the 37 volunteers who did a fantastic job this morning – we couldn't run without them!
Happy birthday, Rushmoor.
This week 669 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 115 were first timers and 113 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 43 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:
Roger SMITH • Alurie Maye DUTTON • Chris MCWILLIAM • Sangeeta AYE • Alexis SHIRTLIFF • Charlotte HOWARD • Marc HOWARD • Ross CONNELL • Alexander John RADFORD • Alexander FORTUNE • James YEO • Clem FEENEY • Stephanie RADFORD • David SWAIT • Paul HURFORD • Charles CONVERY • Andy WARD • Paul BRAZIER • Mia UNADKAT • Rhea HORLOCK • Mark BLACKWELL • John BURGESS • Estelle LEE • Denise JONES • Richard WILLIAMS • Charlotte HISCOCK • Bryan SMITH • Osama BALDO • Sara DAVISON • Judie KINKAID • Carlotta RUGGLES • Debra MCLEOD • Clare GORDON • Marcia TOLFTS • Grace MCLEOD • Darpan SINGJALI MAGAR • Hilary ORTON
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 10,183 participants have completed 74,324 parkruns covering a total distance of 371,620 km, including 13,111 new Personal Bests. A total of 746 individuals have volunteered 5,539 times.