Saturday Run

Hi Everyone,

This week we are on the Wellesley course again due to the cycle lane being built. The normal Car Park IS available so lots of parking and we don't all need to squash into fox lines. It is easier for everyone if people generally park in the normal car park and walk down

Alex

 

Event Cancellation 28/09/2019

Rushmoor parkrun is cancelled on Saturday 28th September due to a licencing issue with the course.

 

Important news about tomorrow’s parkrun (21 August 2019)

Good afternoon Rushmoor parkrunners! Due to pavement works being carried out along the Farnborough Road A325 we will be running on our alternative Wellesley course tomorrow and possible for the next couple of weeks as well. Just to remind you that we can still use the usual car parks but we meet in the Fox Lines car park on the corner of Queens Avenue and Princes Avenue. Also, unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs or pushchairs on the course because of the narrow paths. This rule is strictly enforced, so if you know of anyone that might not read this message then please pass it on as we don't like disappointing people on the day. See you in the morning and #DNFYB.

 

Rushmoor parkrun No. 258 – 31st August 2019

An amazing 549 runners completed today’s parkrun, in slightly cool yet mostly sunny conditions.

Fleet and Crookham AC were delighted to be able to have such a heavy involvement in the event, promoting the forthcoming Fleet 5K and 10K road races and  providing volunteers for many roles including pacers offering a wide selection of potential finish times- hopefully spurring on some of the incredible 78 parkrunners who achieved a new pb today!

It was milestone parkrun number 100 for Dave Chapman today while Jonathan Burgess, Steve Kerry, Graeme Dwyer and Pradeep Gurung reached the 50 mark. 

Well done to the 18 runners who completed their first ever parkrun today- hopefully we will see you back again for many more!

Thanks to our amazing volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers, please check out the future roster to see which roles need filling https://www.parkrun.org.uk/rushmoor/futureroster/  or email the event directly rushmoorhelpers@parkrun.com 

This week’s parkrun was made possible by the following volunteers:

Adam BURGESS  •  Aimee HEMING  •  Alexander John RADFORD  •  Andy WARD  •  Charles CONVERY  •  Charlotte HISCOCK  •  Chris BODDY  •  Darren WOOD  •  David CHAPMAN  •  David John HAINES  •  Edward BARTON  •  Elaine BRADSHAW  •  Eleanor BARTON  •  Emma PITMAN  •  Erin BURGESS  •  Gavin LANGAN  •  Harley-Rai BROWN  •  Helen HALL  •  James EWING  •  Janet LEGGETT  •  John BURGESS  •  Kate RAGGETT  •  Kevin ABBOTT  •  Kieran MUNNS  •  Lee HIGHTON  •  Linda RADFORD  •  Mark MCGUINNESS  •  Paul James BEVERLEY  •  Penny ABBOTT  •  Peter LAVENDER  •  Rebecca Anne BACHMANN  •  Robert CORNWELL  •  Roy BOOTH  •  Sabrina BACHMANN-ROSS  •  Sarah EMBLIN  •  Tessa HABBERLEY  •  Tom BARTON  •  Zoe BARTON

 

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.

 

Rushmoor parkrun No. 256 – 17th August 2019

So after last week’s windy run and the hazards that brings for us, this week was totally different, definitely not so wind and the sun trying to break through the clouds … I thought it was quite good conditions for running. From a volunteering point of view the conditions were quite nice too (part from a little wind making token sorting a bit of a challenge!!)

 

So who came to Rushmoor this morning? Well, up bright and early were our 23 volunteers who helped us put on this morning’s event including Andy who has recently joined the Rushmoor core team and was Volunteer Coordinator for the first time this week. This is a nerve-wracking task when you do it for the first time but a great job well done! Thank you to all our volunteers who supported us this morning and we hope you enjoyed it. Welcome also to one of our volunteers who joined us at Rushmoor for the first time this morning and chose to spend it giving her time marshalling. Welcome and hope you will be back again soon with us.

 

There were also 477 parkrunners who completed our course, 73 are now celebrating new PB’s!! Well done all. Amongst you we also had 41 people joining us for the first time. We were glad we could offer some nicer running conditions and we hope to see you back again soon for your second run at Rushmoor.

 

In recent weeks we have also been joined by the Rushmoor Community Football Club who are joining us to get some running training on a Saturday morning. It is amazing to see you running with us regularly and look forward to celebrating with you when you get to your 10th parkrun!

 

And then there is even more good stuff to celebrate! We shared in the celebrations of those fabulous milestone runners and there were a few….

 

100’s – Bethan Howard – thanks for the wonderful cakes!!

50’s – Jayaprabha Mapanna, Victoria Milnes & Jackie Carey

 

And then there’s those unofficial milestones:

150’s – Adrian Whatmore

 

Well done to all of you on a great achievement and we hope to see you in your new parkrun t-shirts soon.

 

So today I was given a quote that was said to one of our marshalls by a parkrunner “Five years in a wheelchair, three years on crutches and this is my third parkrun, high-five!”. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to meet you this week but we are delighted to have you running with us at Rushmoor! It is a stark reminder to be grateful that we share in this wonderful sport of running and get together every Saturday morning for a parkrun!

 

So to all have a great weekend and we’ll see you next Saturday morning for another parkrun.

 

Linda

Co-VC

 

Rushmoor parkrun
Event number 256
17th August 2019

This week 477 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Chris BALE • Steve TYLER • Steve LOW • Martin BILLETT • Ruth SMITH • William HURLEY • Linda HUNN • Helen COLLETT • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Andy WARD • Andrew CONNOR • Mark RANOLA • James EWING • Faye RANOLA • Michaela DAWES • Ben CAYLESS • Clare GORDON • Catia KRUGER • Hilary ORTON • Rebecca Anne BACHMANN • Sabrina BACHMANN-ROSS • Paul James BEVERLEY

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 10,765 participants have completed 79,891 parkruns covering a total distance of 399,455 km, including 13,823 new Personal Bests. A total of 784 individuals have volunteered 5,846 times.

 

Wellesley Course tomorrow 14 July

Just a reminder that we are running the Wellesley course this Saturday. Meet in the Fox Lines car park on the corner of Princes Ave and Queens Ave. Just a reminder that no buggies or dogs are allowed on this course because of the narrow paths.

 

Event Cancelled – 29 June 2019

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this Saturday's event, which we were due to run at our new alternative Wellington course as the licence won't come through in time. So sorry, but we'll be back next week as usual.

 

 

Rushmoor parkrun No. 249

This week the run report is written by Mia Unadkat, who is one of our wonderful Duke of Edinburgh volunteers.

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Whilst the sun was shining above them, just under 500 parkrunners set off to run, jog, or walk the 249th event at Queens Avenue. Living in England we all know that the weather can be very indecisive, however on this day it decided to bless us with the gorgeous summer sun we have all been praying for over the last few weeks.

After being a DofE volunteer at parkrun for a few weeks now, I always enjoy getting up in the morning to help put this event together and seeing all ages participate in this pleasant run. Over the past month, I have been able to easily persuade my friends to come along. They all have very different running styles but said that they enjoyed it will definitely be doing it as their weekly activity!

The first male finishers were Alex Pointon in 15:47, Kim Bowling in 17:08 and Daniel Quinlan in 17:32. And the first female finishers were Helen Hall at 17:47 and Alexa King in 18:08 (who were both among the 86 people who achieved a PB this week) and Lesley Locks in 18:33. Well done to you all.

As volunteers we always love to see how far our visitors are coming from and on this day we had people coming from as far as Yorkshire. We were glad to see 44 first timers (of whom 26 completed their first ever parkrun). Well done to them all and we hope you visit Rushmoor parkrun again soon. Moreover, I’d like to say a special well done to Jessica McDowell and Theo Kells who completed their 10th runs in the juinor category and John Southgate and Sarah Mills who completed their 50th run this week. Plus, Emma Gehrke who completed her 200th run! I’d also like to congratulate the 86 people got a PB, very impressive given the temperature.

Remember, for anyone planning to come run next week, the event will be held at a different venue. So far, we know that it’ll be near the Duke of Wellington Statue, although more information on it will be up on our Facebook page during the week. Moreover, it is our 250th parkrun next week and in honour of that we’d love people to come along in fancy dress. I do hope we see some funny costumes next week!

Mia Unadkat

This week 486 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 86 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Martin BILLETT • J-Lo LOMAS-PARAM • Laura LAWES • Marc HOWARD • Alexander FORTUNE • Stephanie RADFORD • Paul NOTHARD • Andy WARD • John HEWITT • Dawn HAMED • Ben RAGGETT • Andrea ONG • Mark RANOLA • Denise WEAVER • Mia UNADKAT • Alison FORTUNE • Denise PALMER • Angela THORBURN • Catia KRUGER • Marcia TOLFTS • Gop Bahadur SINGJALI MAGAR • Darpan SINGJALI MAGAR • Rebecca Anne BACHMANN • Sabrina BACHMANN-ROSS

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 10,423 participants have completed 76,686 parkruns covering a total distance of 383,430 km, including 13,423 new Personal Bests. A total of 761 individuals have volunteered 5,671 times.

 

Rushmoor parkrun No. 246 – 1st June 2019

This week the Run Report has been written by John Hewitt, who as you'll find has a very pertinent story to tell on parkrun's GP Pledge Day. Thanks John, and it's good to have you back with us.

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As the temperature rose into the low 20's on a sunny June morning over 500 parkrunners set off on the 246th event at Rushmoor, Queens Avenue. This was a special day too. It was the day that more than 1000 GPs and practice staff across the country pledged to take part to celebrate the first birthday of the hugely successful parkrun GP initiative. This was particularly important to me personally since just under 2 weeks ago I suffered a heart attack. Thanks to the amazing care I received both in the ambulance and at Frimley Park Hospital I am recovering and hoping to be back in the field for a parkrun in a month or two. However, being a marshal gave me a tremendous buzz today, especially being thanked constantly by runners and giving them all encouragement.

I was positioned at the turn and at the top of the gently sloping but quite long hill, so having been there myself as a runner many times, I could appreciate how those taking part were feeling at that point, especially on the second lap. It's a mixture of relief, exhaustion and a sense of achievement.

Sometimes parkrun throws up the unexpected. Today's was a company of soldiers on an exercise who were using some of the same route at the same time. Luckily, Rushmoor parkrun is organised with military efficiency itself, so nobody had to break stride and that includes the army lads!

The first 3 female finishers were Lesley Locks in 18.31, Claire Louise Spencer at 19.09 and Steph Davies in 20.14 and the first 3 males were Stephen Blake in 16.39, Kim Bowling at 16.47, a new PB, and Nicholas Twomey in a time of 17.13.

There were 21 runners for whom this was their very first parkrun at all, and a further 31 visiting us from far and wide. Well done to all of them, and hopefully see you again soon! Almost 80 people ran a PB today and that's in all parkruns! A special well done goes to Noah Schollick (who posted a superb time of 22.49 for a PB) and Sian Taylor who both completed their 10th runs in the junior categories. Dhiraj Gurung ran his 50th today. Also doing landmark runs were Matt Danson and William Boughton, it was their 100th. Although not technically a milestone run, we should also congratulate Abigail Fudge on her 300th parkrun today.

Given it was GP Pledge Day, a special thanks to the staff of Farnham Dene Medical Practice and all the other NHS staff who joined us at Rushmoor today. Finally, congratulations to Rebecca Lillywhite, who by finishing in position 233 today completed the 75,000th parkrun at Rushmoor, which gives us all a reason for a good pat on the back.

John Hewitt

This week 512 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 79 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Chris BALE • Dominic WAKE • Jason EAST • Steve TYLER • Joe LAW • Ian JENNINGS • J-Lo LOMAS-PARAM • Chris MCWILLIAM • Livi WAKE • Jo WAKE • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Nicholas RADFORD • Stephanie RADFORD • Andy WARD • John HEWITT • Colin BATHE • Laura VIRTUE • Rhea HORLOCK • James EWING • Samantha MITCHELL • Sian PHILLIPS • Osama BALDO • Karen PHILLIPS • William MCLEOD • Debra MCLEOD • Darpan SINGJALI MAGAR

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 10,289 participants have completed 75,280 parkruns covering a total distance of 376,400 km, including 13,207 new Personal Bests. A total of 754 individuals have volunteered 5,595 times.

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