Christmas and New Year events

We have decided not to hold a parkrun on Christmas Day at Sharpham Road, having surveyed our regular volunteers and also sought support from Cheddar Running Club, we just could not find enough people who would definitely be able to help stage the event. Other local parkruns will be on though - check https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/ to choose a location that suits you.

We had a much better response for helpers for New Year’s Day, so if you’d like to run off your hangover or start your 2022 health and fitness resolutions, please join us!  If you’d prefer to volunteer, that’s fine too, please email sharphamroadplayingfields@parkrun.com to be added to the roster (for any week).

Two other bits of news, Cheddar Running Club are looking to do a takeover of volunteer roles the weekend before Christmas, 18th December, so that our regular volunteers can run, so many thanks to them for doing that. More news on that as the weekend approaches.

Also we are planning a pre-Christmas casual drinks meet-up in Cheddar one evening during December, so keep watching this site for more details.

Cheers all and Merry Christmas
from the SRPF parkrun team

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Event cancelled 27 Nov

Alas Storm Arwen has caused us to cancel this week, an early route check proved there was too much debris, branches and so on, both blowing about on the route and on the way to the venue too, wheely bins in the road, all sorts. Even standing up on the playing fields was a challenge, let alone running. Hopefully things will be calmer next week!

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Run report #11

This week 86 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

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Special mention for Sophie Nicholls who became our new female record holder!

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Mike HORWOOD • Jill SANDIFORD • Stephen KAY • Sara STOBART • Charlie STEELE • Martin KAY • Amy PALMER • David BRYANT • John ENGLISH • Andy MCGOVARIN • Margaret GRAY • Robert HOOPER • Jen HARLEY • Oscar PERSAUD • Neil JENKIN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sharpham Road Playing Fields parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Adam Tango HOLLAND who recorded a time of 16:21 on 2nd October 2021 (event number 5).
The female record is held by Sophie NICHOLLS who recorded a time of 18:00 on 20th November 2021 (event number 11).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nicky YEATES who recorded 88.95% (22:47) on 9th October 2021 (event number 6).

Sharpham Road Playing Fields parkrun started on 4th September 2021. Since then 764 participants have completed 1,161 parkruns covering a total distance of 5,805 km, including 198 new Personal Bests. A total of 68 individuals have volunteered 215 times.

 

Run report #10

Hardly seems that long ago when we had our inaugural event and we’ve now got 10 in the bag already. This week 109 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 57 were first timers here, and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part and for 9 people it was their first ever parkrun. Gillian Parkin achieved her 100th parkrun milestone today too, many congratulations!

Great to see several of our regular volunteers getting a chance to run in the event today after spending several weeks of marshalling, scanning and timekeeping as we got the event up to speed. First time as Run Director for Stephen who performed admirably despite feeling somewhat under the weather. And also a special mention to Ian “Mac” Lachlan who is our local celebrity postman these days, fresh from completing the Marathon Des Sables (hear his account on Draycott Diaries) and who posted his first time here at Sharpham Road. Congratulations from us all on the parkrun team for your achievement, Mac. No sand to run through on a soggy Saturday in Somerset - but also no dysentery!

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This event was brought to you by 16 volunteers:

Mike HORWOOD • Stephen KAY • Sara STOBART • Rachel CHIVERS • Elizabeth C LLOYD • Dan J LLOYD • Barley TURNER • Charlie STEELE • Martin KAY • Zoe HUMBER • Caroline CRADDOCK • David BRYANT • Gwyneth BARBER • Robert HOOPER • Joe SCOTT-HARTLEY • Jen HARLEY

If you can help out with volunteering any week, please get in touch, sometimes we struggle for numbers, especially likely during the winter months when people are laid up with colds and flu, or are self-isolating. All offers of help gratefully received!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sharpham Road Playing Fields parkrun Results Page.

The female record is still held by Amber GASCOIGNE who recorded a time of 18:43 on 4th September 2021 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Adam Tango HOLLAND who recorded a time of 16:21 on 2nd October 2021 (event number 5).
The Age Grade course record is held by Nicky YEATES who recorded 88.95% (22:47) on 9th October 2021 (event number 6).

Sharpham Road Playing Fields parkrun started on 4th September 2021. Since then 730 participants have completed 1,075 parkruns covering a total distance of 5,375 km, including 174 new Personal Bests. A total of 68 individuals have volunteered 200 times.

 

Run Report #9

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After the unfortunate cancellation of our parkrun last week, due to flooding across the course, this week the rain stayed away and the morning remained dry.

115 people came out to run, jog and walk the course, 61 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

Special congratulations goes to Annette Davey completing her 100th parkrun.

And huge thanks goes to todays 23 volunteers:

Mike HORWOOD • Jill SANDIFORD • Stephen KAY • Amanda ERITH • Polly JONES • Anne BARON • Lisa METHLEY • Martin KAY • Zoe HUMBER • Jackie EVANS • Kirkland PURNELL • Amy PALMER • Caroline CRADDOCK • David BRYANT • Gwyneth BARBER • John ENGLISH • Andy MCGOVARIN • Robert HOOPER • Jen HARLEY • Andrea KAY • Oscar PERSAUD • Neil JENKIN • Reg YOUNG

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sharpham Road Playing Fields parkrun Results Page.

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