Rushmoor parkrun No. 244 – Our 5th Birthday

This week's Run Report is kindly provided by Alurie Dutton, one of our friends visiting from Frimley Lodge.

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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.

 

Rushmoor parkrun No. 243 – May 4th be with you !!!

 

This week's Run Report is provided to us by Darpan Magar, who is one of our invaluable Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteers.

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… (but not really) this week’s Rushmoor parkrun took place on the celebratory day of May 4th for the Star Wars franchise. May the 4th be with everyone!

On this chilly Saturday, I’m sure many people - especially volunteers - would have wanted as many layers as Chewbacca has hair, as I certainly did! On the topic of volunteering, my time at parkrun, while short, has been a very commendable and friendly experience. I’m doing my bronze DofE award through my school, and although the purpose of DofE is to push individuals out of their comfort zone and partaking in activities such as volunteering, I’ve felt at home ever since my first day helping at parkrun. Anyone who’s been to parkrun will tell you it has got an amazing community, and I’m sure I’ll come back even after I complete my DofE award – maybe I’ll be able to last a full 90 minutes on a football pitch if I build up my fitness!

Congratulations Jason Turner and Kieran Munns for participating in a total of 50 parkruns!

A fantastic job by Dianna Smith and our wonderful Run Director Steph Radford on their milestones of 100 parkruns!

To add to this, happy birthday to Sarb, who is 40 this Sunday, and Tilly Wake, who is 14 this Sunday. We all wish both of you happy birthday and hopefully you’ll be coming to parkrun for many more years.

There were some electric finishes from individuals this Saturday. For the men, the top 3 were Marcus Irving with a time of 17:25, Shane Sadler with 17:52 and Robert Hardy with 17:54. The top 3 for women were Jill Collett, with a time of 18:01, Jenni Friar with 20:59, and Kayleigh Copeland with 21:16. Well done to all these speedsters and of course to everyone else who took part in this week’s parkrun.

Also, congratulations to all 66 individuals who have been working hard and successfully beat their PB this Saturday, and to all 61 first timers at Rushmoor of whom 39 were doing their first ever parkrun anywhere. We hope you all enjoyed the experience and will be back with us very, very soon.

Keep in mind that next week, parkrun is OFF due to other clashing events. The week after will be very busy, as not only will it be the first after a week off, we will also be celebrating the official birthday of parkrun. Please come down to run on Saturday the 18th of May and help us set a new record number of finishers, and I’m sure there’ll be cake involved too!

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This week 524 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Alan FREESTONE • Laura LAWES • Helen COLLETT • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Alexander FORTUNE • Clem FEENEY • Stephanie RADFORD • Daniel QUINLAN • Peter QUINLAN • John AUSTIN • Andy WARD • Donna CHAPLIN • Mark RANOLA • Mia UNADKAT • William CHAPLIN • Alison FORTUNE • Howard ROBINSON • Henry CHAPLIN • James EWING • Catherine KENNEDY • Keith CHAPLIN • Clare GORDON • Caroline MULLEN • Gareth BLACKSTAFFE-TURNER • 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 10,068 participants have completed 73,655 parkruns covering a total distance of 368,275 km, including 12,997 new Personal Bests. A total of 741 individuals have volunteered 5,502 times.

 

 

EVENT CANCELLATION 6th APRIL 2019

Due to Multiple Events within the Garrison area of Aldershot, we are unable to run an event at Rushmoor and have taken the decision to cancel the parkrun on 6th April 2019, however we will be running as normal on 13th April. Have a wonderful week off and look forward to seeing you at Rushmoor on the 13th

Everyone at Rushmoor parkrun

 

Rushmoor parkrun # 236 – 2 March 2019

This week at Rushmoor, (On the alternative course) we welcomed very very nearly 400 runners, or 399 to be exact.

As a timer this week I saw each and every runner come through the finish line twice (which doesn’t happen on the normal course). I also had the unique perspective of being one of the DofE Volunteers and thus being one of the youngest volunteers there. In contrast to my original fear that I wouldn’t get along with the group and that they would be quite closed off, I found that everyone was very welcoming, I made friends on my first week (almost 3 months ago now!) and am still making them with people I volunteer with each week. Everyone is very welcoming and make you feel involved no matter what job you do and I’m sure I will keep volunteering even after I finish my DofE. Waiting around beforehand, waiting whilst most of you guys run, afterwards in Tesco, you always feel welcome.

And of course, this run would be impossible without all our volunteers. Thanks to: Alexander FORTUNE  •  Alexander John RADFORD  •  Alison FORTUNE  •  Andrew FIRTH  •  Darpan SINGJALI MAGAR  •  Faye RANOLA  •  Grace MCLEOD  •  Heather MILLINGTON  •  Helen COLLETT  •  Huw WILLIAMS  •  James DUNCAN  •  Jo WAKE  •  Karen MORGAN  •  Kathryn RADFORD  •  Kenton JENNINGS  •  Linda RADFORD  •  Marc HOWARD  •  Mark DURSTON  •  Mark RANOLA  •  Murray CROTON  •  Nigel MARCHANT  •  Oliver MORGAN  •  Paul HURFORD  •  Paul NOTHARD  •  Phil BALLANTYNE  •  Samantha PARSONS  •  Steve LOW  •  Steve TYLER  •  Wayne ALTHAM. All of these people (and I’m on that list) made this run possible.

And now onto milestone runs this week. Well Done to Claire Foster for getting your 50th Parkrun this week. Also a big congratulations to Fiona Wilkie and James Ewing on getting your 100th Parkrun this week. Although not an official milestone, a still very impressive 200th Parkrun for Ian Jennings this week.

Also, an enormous congratulations to Marcus Irving, Daniel Quinlan, and James Wallace. They were the first 3 across the finish line and were racing each other pretty much to the end. Also, congratulations to Rachel Allen being the first woman across the line this week as well as it being her first time at Rushmoor Parkrun! Congratulations to all the other 395 runners this week, you all beat the people who were still in bed or lying on the sofa watching TV.

If you would like to get involved in volunteering then sign up to the Rushmoor volunteer email on your profile, the easiest way to find it is to click on your name on the results and then click on opt in to the volunteer email. You will get weekly emails from the Rushmoor email and are able to email back requesting to be in a certain role on a certain week. For more information visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rushmoor/volunteer/

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 9,719 participants have completed 70,138 parkruns covering a total distance of 350,690 km, including 12,400 new Personal Bests. A total of 715 individuals have volunteered 5,262 times.

 

 

 

Run report – Rushmoor parkrun #235 – 23 February 2019

I found out this week that one of those social media acronym things that all the young people are using is TL:DR standing for Too Long: Didn’t Read. So, if you can’t face reading the whole of this report please go straight to the TL:DR at the bottom - it is important.

In a week when Spring made an early appearance in Rushmoor we welcomed 504 park-runners, park-walkers, park-buggyriders and park-scamperers to the Polo Fields. Bright eyed and bushy tailed they disappeared into the morning fog arriving back after 5km only slightly less bushy tailed and looking forward to a beautiful weekend with a clean conscience. It was hard to believe that this time last year the Beast from the East was in control.

I’m writing this week’s run report because I want to draw your attention to the invaluable contribution made to Rushmoor parkrun by our fantastic Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) volunteers. As we always say “parkrun couldn’t happen without the volunteers” and that is absolutely true. Often there is quite a scrabble to put together a full roster, with our Volunteer Coordinators still fretting late into a Friday evening. It’s therefore an immense benefit to have a number of young people who turn up every week for 3 or 6 months to help put the event on. So, I want to say a big thank you to Grace, Kenton and Darpan this week and to all the other fantastic young people who’ve helped put on Rushmoor parkrun over the last few years.

The DofE Award is open to young people between the ages of 14 and 24, during which they undertake volunteering, physical and skill challenges as well as an expedition. It teaches them teamwork, adaptability and responsibility and is great for their CV’s as they progress to colleges or apprenticeships and beyond. We have a short waiting list but we’re hoping that some new volunteers may join us in the Spring and into the Summer. So, if like me you’re a young person (!!) or if you’ve a young person in your family or household who may be thinking of undertaking the award and is considering where to volunteer please do get in touch with us at rushmoorhelpers@parkrun.com

While writing about volunteers I must mention a couple of particularly youthful ones who did a fantastic job barcode scanning and marshalling this week. Well done Sabby and Oliver and to all the big people who also did a sterling job and who are given a well-deserved mentioned below. If you want to be a hi-viz hero in the future then please also contact us at rushmoorhelpers@parkrun.com.

We had 44 people doing their first runs at Rushmoor this week and of those 15 were doing their first ever parkrun anywhere. Thank you all for joining us and we hope we’ll see you again soon. I can’t promise that Wales will win the rugby every time you run, but there’s a good chance. Of course we rightly always congratulate the first timers but I’ve often thought we should give an even bigger shout out to those doing their second run, as they now know what they’ve let themselves in for but have still come back for more! So, many congratulations to the 10 of you who did your second run at Rushmoor this week, of whom 8 of you got a new PB as part of an amazing 90 PBs recorded in total.

 

A quick admission, I’m a bit rubbish at hearing where our visitors came from, or at least I’ve forgotten by the time I get to Eddie’s corner. Was it Lowestoft? Do correct me if I’m wrong. And in a week when we had sadly few landmark runs and a worryingly empty cake table we can give big congratulations to Jake Perrett on your 10th parkrun and your pending swanky new t-shirt and to Tom West for belatedley remembering it was your 100th run and your pending elephant related t-shirt.

Well done to Marcus Irving on being first home in our ‘run not a race’, after another close battle with James Wallace, with James Flett following closely in third. Henrietta Tarasewicz was our first female finisher in a fantastic 19:02 followed by Abi Fudge who just pipped Sam Scott on the line. But as ever everyone was a winner for getting out in the fresh spring air.

 

TL:DR Next week we’re on the alternative course alongside the canal. Due to an event on the Polo Fields we CANNOT use the big parkrun car park, so we’ll be restricted to the smaller Fox Lines car park (aka Polo Fields car park) on the corner of Queens Avenue and Prince’s Avenue. To help ease the inevitable congestion please could those of us able to walk, run, cycle, hop, jet-pack or otherwise get to the run next Saturday do so as it would help enormously. Once there we will have plenty of marshals to show you to the start. Please note that buggies and dogs aren’t allowed with you on this course as it is narrow in places.

Have a lovely week everyone and see you all next Saturday.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Dominic WAKE • Sue GRAVES • Ian JENNINGS • Chris MCWILLIAM • William HURLEY • Alan FREESTONE • Jo WAKE • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Sam RUFFLE • Karen MORGAN • Tilly WAKE • Kenton JENNINGS • James ANDREWS • Suzanne ANDERSON • Andy WARD • Murray CROTON • Oliver MORGAN • John SOUTHGATE • Mark RANOLA • James EWING • Charlotte HISCOCK • Samantha PARSONS • Carlotta RUGGLES • Phil BALLANTYNE • Grace MCLEOD • Gop Bahadur SINGJALI MAGAR • Darpan SINGJALI MAGAR • Alan PERRETT • 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 9,680 participants have completed 69,739 parkruns covering a total distance of 348,695 km, including 12,376 new Personal Bests. A total of 715 individuals have volunteered 5,233 times.

 

Rushmoor parkrun #234 Saturday 16th February

Rushmoor parkrun 16 February: Livin’ on a Prayer, reprise

As an orienteer, I like variety. My first four parkruns just happened to be all different: the local one, two connected with orienteering coaching, and a new even more local one in Didcot. I wondered whether I could reach 50 different ones, and also whether I could earn the purple 25-volunteer T-shirt at the same run as a red 50. In September 2016 I reached 25 at Maidenhead and wrote a run report Livin’ on a Prayer: like Bon Jovi, I thought that I was “halfway there”.

Someone then added me to the Facebook group UK parkrun tourists, where my eyes were opened to all sorts of bizarre tourist challenges. In amongst ‘Pirates’, ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and the ‘Alphabet Challenge’, I discovered that 100 different parkruns was a ‘Cowell’. I continued to pick up parkruns when I could combine them with something else: lots of low-key orienteering events, a visit to the Natural History Museum in Tring (recommended), journeys to Scotland. Injury meant that the volunteering stints, usually time-keeping at Didcot, outstripped the runs. The 50-run milestone was scheduled for Marlborough Downs (parkrun) and Copse Wood (orienteering) a fortnight ago, but the snow scuppered that. A more serious race last week meant no parkrun. So the query arose: what’s the closest parkrun not-yet-done to Berkshire Orienteers’ training event at Yateley Heath?

The answer was Rushmoor. It had been on the radar for a while, but a cursory look at the map suggested that it was just two laps of the playing fields: not very exciting. And the results suggested hordes of quick runners: in my recuperating state, I’d be way down! Pre-run study showed that I’d been mistaken. The multi-terrain run included canal towpath as well as the field, and the photos showed a lovely section through the woods. And with abundant parking and convenient toilets, Rushmoor ticked two important boxes for a car-borne visitor.

Hmm, Volunteer coordinator Kathryn Radford shares a surname with Run Director Stephanie. Wonder if they’re sisters? Kathryn had welcomed my emailed offer to write a report, so after a half-lap warm-up I reported to Stephanie to gather some background. I met Event Director Chris McWilliam, and learned that Rushmoor was very much a family affair — with Kathryn being Stephanie’s daughter (JW11-14: would never have guessed from her email reply!), and, for example, ‘Uncle Alex’ among the pacers. (Later, at Yateley Heath, I found that he has the wobbliest compass that I’ve ever seen.) I also learned that that Rushmoor has a friendly rivalry with nearby Frimley Lodge (different catchment area, faster course and fewer tree-roots); that a typical turnout was 500; and that the local authorities have their eyes set on reaching 1000 runners.

Touring parkruns has taught me that while courses vary, some things are always the same. The reassurance of seeing those hi-viz vests and knowing that you’re in the right place at the right time. The friendliness of the volunteers: even the one cycling to his marshal point, whom I’d silently caught when warming up, then startled by asking him a question about the course. Applause for the first-timers (19 of them today, well done all!) and the 28 volunteers. “Any tourists?” “Any under-11s?” Acknowledgement for all those achieving milestones — today Daisy Rae (50), Charles Savin (50), Ann Brady (50), Ross Connell (100). And for the first time, I was on the list too. Stephanie was generous about the 50 runs, 50 venues, and, courtesy of this run report, 51 volunteering days.

Another thing that’s always the same is that parkrun is whatever you want it to be. It can be a chance to get some exercise, to chat with friends, to cheer your fellow runners, to feel good about yourself, or to run a time trial to assess your fitness. For the rapid runner just ahead of me as we turned down to the canal for the first time, it was a chance to exercise the dog. Just as I was giving up hope of staying with them, the dog suddenly lunged for the canal. I dodged round them, but didn’t hear a splash; I guess it wanted a drink rather than a swim, but that did explain why the duo weren’t using a canicross harness. The run passed quickly, as I thought about what I’d write. Towpath, woods, avenue of trees; tarmac, gravel, tarmac, grass, tarmac, towpath, woods, avenue again… lad comes past me but fades slightly, can I catch him again? Try hard, but he sprints clear. Well done Oliver: PB today (alongside 93 other proud runners with shiny new Rushmoor PBs), if not quite sub-20. You’ll get there soon.

My only regret? That I didn’t get the chance to run the alternative course, scheduled for two weeks’ time, which sounds excellent. And the final thing that I learned today? That 2½ years on, I’m still only halfway there. Thank you Rushmoor, you’re a special milestone on my parkrun journey. Rock on, everyone.

Thanks for a great report Roger - and now your weekly run stats:
This week 461 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 94 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Chris BALE • John KING • Gregory ALLIN • Steve TYLER • Beverley JENNINGS • Roger THETFORD • Alexander John RADFORD • Steph FORD • Alison SUMNER • Sam ROBINSON • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Paul HURFORD • Evie HEARN • Bethany HEARN • Stephanie GREENWOOD • Kenton JENNINGS • James DUNCAN • Mark RANOLA • Alice HELLO • James EWING • Andy COOK • Chris KENNEDY • James GREENWOOD • Sara DAVISON • Marcia TOLFTS • Grace 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 9,636 participants have completed 69,235 parkruns covering a total distance of 346,175 km, including 12,280 new Personal Bests. A total of 713 individuals have volunteered 5,202 times.

 

Rushmoor parkrun #233 – Saturday 9th February 2019

After last week’s cancellation due to the snow, Rushmoor parkrun #233 took place in 15-20 mph winds, but at least there was no snow (or rain) to contend with. 456 of you ran, jogged or walked the course, including 31 first timers (welcome to the parkrun family, I hope you enjoyed the briefing!)

Visitors came from as from afield as Colchester, Southampton and Weymouth and 33 different clubs were represented.

Well done to Chris Wake and Shireen Walker (me!) who celebrated their 100th run and to the 52 people who got new PBs this week, which was quite an achievement in those winds. Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rushmoor Parkrun Results Page. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rushmoor/results/latestresults/

Thank you to all of our 25 lovely volunteers who made this event happen: Rebecca
Anne BACHMANN, Sabrina BACHMANN-ROSS, Phil BALLANTYNE, Tom BARTON,
Eleanor BARTON, Zoe BARTON, Murray CROTON, Sara DAVISON, James DUNCAN,
Clem FEENEY, Mary HEARN, Paul HURFORD, Kenton JENNINGS, Estelle LEE, Grace MCLEOD, Hilary ORTON, Kathryn RADFORD, Alexander John RADFORD, Linda RADFORD, Stephanie RADFORD, Mark RANOLA, Darpan SINGJALI MAGAR, Julia STEVENS, Shireen WALKER and Carl WEBB.

Massive congratulations go especially to Kathryn Radford, your Run Director today, for the amazing achievement of completing 100 volunteers (and at such a tender age).

Special thanks for those of you who stayed on afterwards to go “Plogging”, a  combination of jogging and picking up litter on your running route that started in Scandinavia and is now gaining popularity in the UK. A massive 12 full bags of rubbish was collected in just one mile!

It was my 25th volunteer today, so to celebrate I offered to do five volunteer roles; set-up, first-timer’s briefing, pacing, token-sorting and writing this run report. It certainly gave me a much better appreciation of what organising a parkrun involves, and how hard all of the regular volunteers (who often take on multiple roles) work to make Rushmoor parkrun happen every week. If you fancy a go, there are lots of ways you can volunteer, including roles that still allow you to run, all listed on the future roster here. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rushmoor/futureroster/

If you would like to volunteer, do contact the organisers at rushmoor@parkrun.com who would be delighted to accept your services.
Shireen

 

Rushmoor parkrun
Event number 233
9th February 2019

This week 456 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Carl WEBB • Alexander John RADFORD • Linda RADFORD • Tom BARTON • Clem FEENEY • Zoe BARTON • Stephanie RADFORD • Kathryn RADFORD • Mary HEARN • Paul HURFORD • Kenton JENNINGS • Murray CROTON • James DUNCAN • Shireen WALKER • Mark RANOLA • Estelle LEE • Eleanor BARTON • Sara DAVISON • Julia STEVENS • Phil BALLANTYNE • Grace MCLEOD • Darpan SINGJALI MAGAR • Hilary ORTON • 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 9,598 participants have completed 68,774 parkruns covering a total distance of 343,870 km, including 12,186 new Personal Bests. A total of 709 individuals have volunteered 5,172 times.

 

Rushmoor parkrun cancelled 2nd Feb

We have cancelled he parkrun tomorrow morning due to the poor weather. We have deemed it not safe and don’t want anyone taking unnecessary risks.

 

Important reminder – Saturday 29 December 2018

This coming Saturday 29 December we will be using our alternative Wellesley course. This will be used whenever we are not able to use the main field in future because of other events that would normally mean that we would have to cancel.

Please meet in the Fox Lines car park (the car park on the corner of Queens Avenue and Princes Avenue by the traffic lights). You will be directed to the start, which is on the canal, from there. You can still park in the usual car park if the Fox Lines car park is full for this week; however when other events are on car parking may be more restrictive, so please do check our Facebook site on these days.

Also, please note that due to the narrow course, runners will not be allowed to run with buggies or dogs, so please bear this in mind before coming down.

We hope you enjoy the new course.

The Rushmoor parkrun core team.

 

 

Rushmoor parkrun Event #224 15 December 2018

What a blistering start to the weekend, thankfully the rain did stay away for the majority of the run. This week 336 people ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers to parkrun, (welcome to the parkrun family), and 23 were visiting Rushmoor for the first time. The wind seems to have helped push 56 parkrunners to new Personal Bests (wow!). Representatives of 30 different clubs took part. A great big shout out to our milestones this morning, with regulars Vanessa Cosby and Debbie Morton reaching their 50th run, and Richard Clark-Lyons doing his 100th run. The event was made possible by 34 volunteers: Chris BALE, William BOUGHTON, Madeleine CHARBINE, Murray CROTON, James EWING, Alexander FORTUNE, Alison FORTUNE, Duncan FORTUNE, Deborah HEIGHES, Paul HURFORD, Ian JENNINGS, Beverley JENNINGS, Kenton JENNINGS, Jo LLOYD, Jenny LOMAS-PARAM, George LYLE, William MCLEOD, Debra MCLEOD, Grace MCLEOD, Kevin MCTAGGART, Danielle MOORE, Lily MOORE, Martha MOORE, Amanda MORWOOD, Nicky NORTON, Alexander John RADFORD, Marcia TOLFTS, Steve TYLER, Livi WAKE, Dominic WAKE, Jo WAKE, Tilly WAKE, Shireen WALKER, Angela WESTON. Thank you all. If you feel giving volunteering a go contact rushmoorhelpers@parkrun.com. There are a number of roles for everyone, (this week included the unique roles of token sorting windbreak support and wind strewn finish token chaser). Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Rushmoor parkrun Results Page. Don’t forget there will also be an extra parkrun day on Christmas Day and New Years Day starting at 9am.

 

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