Sixfields Upton parkrun is cancelled on 2021-05-08 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Christmas Day & New Years Day

Whilst it’s still only October, as a Core Team we’ve been asked numerous times about our plans for Christmas Day parkrun and a New Years Day Double possibility with Northampton.

Whilst we have spoken to the relevant land owners regarding the potential of putting these 2 additional events on, we currently only have permission to run at 9am on a Saturday morning.

After much debate as Team, we’ve decided NOT to apply for permission to put the extra dates on. Applying for the extra dates would mean having to reapply for ALL permissions, which we do not want to jeopardise. We live being able to put in our event every weekend and do not want to put this at risk of losing permission full stop.

Thank you all for your continued support of Sixfields Upton parkrun.

The Core Team (Andrew, Nic, Mick, Karen & Ali)

 

Advanced Notice – Saturday 6th July 2019

We expect Upton Country park to be very busy on Saturday 6th July. Northampton parkrun is cancelled, and we predict a few tourists on top of our regular runners. Additionally, @soccerstarsfootballclub have a soccer tournament also starting at 9am.

With this in mind, there will be strictly no parking available at Upton country park we ask that you DO NOT park on the housing estate. We have parking arrangements at the Sixfields Leisure site PLEASE use it. We will have a team of people available to answer questions and direct you away to Sixfields Leisure – please help us and co-operate with this request.

Additionally this week the guys at @soccerstarsfootballclub will be selling hot and cold drinks and food from the Elgar centre.

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Run Report: Event #50 Saturday 2nd March 2019

This week 309 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 70 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Laura BURTON • Kathy SAUNDERS • Andrew MUMFORD • Nicola MARSHALL • Clive ALBON • Louise CRANSWICK • David WARD-STOKES • Sharon PACKER • David PACKER • Lawrie STENHOUSE • Stephen BUCK • Mick TURNER • Gillian HARGREAVES • Kathrine TURNER • Molly TURNER • Danny HARRIS • Amelia HARRIS • Angela PARRY-STONE • Alison OLIVER • Louise FULLER • Bob FULLER • Malcolm WEST • Imogen PINCKARD • Clive BIDDULPH • Justine HORROCKS • Richard HORROCKS • Sawyer HORROCKS • Jo GORDON • Kathleen MUMFORD • Trevor HILL • Madeline CORY • Ben COLEMAN • Isabelle CORY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sixfields Upton parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by William GARDNER who recorded a time of 16:08 on 27th October 2018 (event number 33).
The female record is held by Melanie WOOD who recorded a time of 18:52 on 23rd February 2019 (event number 49).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 98.26% (23:02) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 41).

Sixfields Upton parkrun started on 24th February 2018. Since then 3,135 participants have completed 12,092 parkruns covering a total distance of 60,460 km, including 2,873 new Personal Bests. A total of 414 individuals have volunteered 1,488 times.

 

Run Report: 16th February 2019 – Event number 48

I completed my first parkrun in July 2018 in Market Harborough. Just a year and a half later, I’ve completed 81 parkruns with 68 of these being in Market Harborough. Sixfields Upton was my tenth parkrun tourist spot and I’ve even been lucky enough to complete parkruns in Poland and Denmark. As a regular volunteer for both parkrun and junior parkrun, I’ve given myself the challenge of complete my 100th run and 100th volunteer role on the same day and if all goes to plan, this should work out to be 29th June. Therefore, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to do some run report touristing.

So rather than my regular 8am wake up call and mad rush to get to the start line in Welland Park, I’m on the A508 for 8am. Ok, I may have been running a tad bit late. After a few wrong turns (you’d never guess I have to drive to Northampton for work everyday!), I find somewhere to park my car and follow all the other people in leggings and technical shirts. I spot the girls from my running group and make it (just in time) for the first timers brief. According to the results, there were a total of 57 first timers! I’m told the course is a 2-lapper with a little extra bit at the end. But the reality is, as a newly consistent sub-30 runner, I just follow the people in-front of me until I cross the finish line.

A starting brief is conducted and we’re told it’s the first anniversary next weekend. Unfortunately, I’ll be back in Market Harborough for their 200th event but happy to have made it to Sixfields within its first year. The countdown begins and we’re off. I begin running with my friend Leanne, who joins me on my long run for my half marathons and who regularly pushes me during our training sessions. We moan saying we’ve gone off too quick after a couple of minutes and decide to take it a bit steady. We complete the first lap and surprised when we’re more than half way. Everyone seems nice, friendly and supportive. We spot the photographer and I go for the cheesy grin and Leanne for the thumbs up. We eventually reach the home straight and my competitiveness gets the best of me and I sprint past Leanne who isn’t having any of it and squeezes past me just before the finishing funnel and beats me by a second. However, after 81 parkruns I got my fifth fastest parkrun ever. And an amazing 71 parkrunners earned PB’s today.

Molly

 

Event #46 – 26th January 2019

Sixfields Upton parkrun
Event number 46
26th January 2019

This week 312 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Laura BURTON • Andrew MUMFORD • Sadie MUMFORD • Nicola MARSHALL • Gillian HARGREAVES • Molly TURNER • Sally STEPHENS • Richard LEWIS • Deborah MCNAMARA • Christopher BEATON • Jacquetta MANNING • Claire PAUL • Eleanor KEAN • Harriett MARSHALL • Zena SPINK • Clive BIDDULPH • Kathleen MUMFORD • Trevor HILL • Madeline CORY • Marie JOHNSON • Natasha MASTORAKOU • Lee CLARKE • Haydn CLARKE • Scott RAVEN • Oliver FORSKITT-BROWN • Simon LAW • Ashton TAYLOR • Drew FISHER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Sixfields Upton parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Melanie WOOD who recorded a time of 18:55 on 8th September 2018 (event number 27).
The male record is held by William GARDNER who recorded a time of 16:08 on 27th October 2018 (event number 33).
The Age Grade course record is held by Angela COPSON who recorded 98.26% (23:02) on 22nd December 2018 (event number 41).

Sixfields Upton parkrun started on 24th February 2018. Since then 2,901 participants have completed 10,887 parkruns covering a total distance of 54,435 km, including 2,598 new Personal Bests. A total of 403 individuals have volunteered 1,369 times.

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