Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun is cancelled on 4 April 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Tetbury Goods Shed #43 on 7/3/20

There was a real sense of solidarity (oppose to rain) in the air at Tetbury’s 43rd parkrun this morning as we celebrated international women’s day and the graduation of the Tetbury Dolphins Couch 2 5k runners a great turn out today with 177 completing the course, 62 of which were first timers. The saturated main parkrun route is still being rested so the alternative route along the redundant railway line was used, the weather gods were on our side today and provided us with dry conditions for our out and back run. I’m pleased to say I didn’t witness any mud related slippages.

With this being my first parkrun I had no idea what to expect but can say that there is something quite warming about the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of parkrun. From new runners, experienced runners, little runners, runners with 4 legs, local runners and runners from far and wide there are so many words of encouragement and support from each other and from the 27 volunteers that were on hand today. I’m assuming Claire brings cakes every week?

A special thank you to those that made the couch 2 5K possible this year and congratulations to all of those who finished the programme. We all had our own personal reasons for wanting to take up the challenge and I for one have realised that the only person who was standing in my way for all these years was actually myself. I’m sure we all wanted to throw the towel in at some point and have had to drag ourselves out in some pretty wet conditions just to be able to say we completed our homework runs. But we did it!

30 different clubs were represented today and 45 people will have gone away feeling proud to have achieved a personal best.

This week 177 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Eileen HODGSON • Jane PRITCHARD • Katy HAZELL • Nick MOORE • Sally PATTERSON • Lisa PEILL • Lou DAWSON • Adam SILCOCK • Kim DAVIES • Catherine CHIDLEY • Mary HINTON • Marc HINTON • Keith MONAHAN • Holly BELL • Adam BLIGHT • Nicola IND • Helen DONNELLY • William PEILL • Ada-Grace WITCHELL • Pippa-Rose WITCHELL • Roger PEILL • Bernadette BELL • Gill Mary ELLIS • Kirsty MCKENZIE • Alice BLIGHT • Kayleigh DANDO • Nicki SINCLAIR

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Alex BAMPTON who recorded a time of 16:24 on 24th August 2019 (event number 15).
The female record is held by Erica MARTIN who recorded a time of 19:20 on 24th August 2019 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary DERRICK who recorded 89.20% (21:45) on 21st September 2019 (event number 19).

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun started on 18th May 2019. Since then 2,231 participants have completed 4,802 parkruns covering a total distance of 24,010 km, including 896 new Personal Bests. A total of 228 individuals have volunteered 1,141 times.

 

Tetbury Goods Shed #42 on 29/2/20

"Leap-day" parkrun report 29/02/2020

Well there were no 29th of February proposals of marriage at Tetbury Goods Shed this morning. If anyone is mustering up the courage, the next 29th Feb parkrun is in 2048, so you can build up to it gradually!

Despite having run the route in various Dolphin events, this was my first official outing at the (42nd)Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun. This is actually because I live in the Northern environs of Tetbury, namely Cumbria. I had an inauspicious start to the week - totalling my car sideways into the back of a parked truck in a layby on Monday at 05:30 as I fell off the road in a blizzard. So this was kill-or-cure for my whiplash.

Apart from a clicking neck it seems to have sorted me out!
and what a fine morning it was. Storm Jorge was more hey-ho than hoo-ha and hadn't really lived up to the hype. Let's hope we don't get any more flooding in the area.

One is always guaranteed a warm welcome at parkrun, but Tetbury's was particularly spiffing, mainly due to the randoms who have a chat with everyone, and the efforts of the following 28 volunteers-

Kate BALL • Nigel ROSE • Elaine KIRTON • Eileen HODGSON • Paul KIRTON • Peter HODGSON • Jonathan JAMIESON • Katy HAZELL • Nea SNEDDON-JENKINS • Laura FINCH • Lou DAWSON • Jenny WARNER • Bex KANDIYALI • Jacqui SNEDDON-JENKINS • Mary HINTON • Marc HINTON • Holly BELL • Thomas MCNALLY • Darcy SHEPPARD • Darren SHEPPARD • Adam BLIGHT • Kimberley MONAHAN • Ada-Grace WITCHELL • Pippa-Rose WITCHELL • Nuala MONAHAN • Bernadette BELL • David WARNER • Kirsty MCKENZIE

121 people "leapt" (see what I did there)?!into the somewhat swampy but exhillhirating conditions of the out-and-back course.

Holy cr@p! Jonathan Jamieson finished in 17:43! How is that even possible? Nea Sneddon-Jenkins from Cirencester AC was the first woman home in an amazing 21:27-a new PB.

Sorting by club, 11 Dolphins turned out for a splash, 1st Dolphin home was Georgina Tucker, 2nd Queenie a PB, 3rd was me if my mastery of the gadgetry can be believed? Other Dolphin PBs from Claire Avery, Catherine Chidley and Lucy Andrews.

First runners from other clubs were Simon Pinnington from Brimsham Bullets, Robin Philillips from Westbury Harriers, David Hart from Tetbury Royals RC, Lisa Thompson from Calne RC,

First time at the Goods Shed for Charles Knights - and a podium 3rd place!Zac Davies was the fastest JM10 - an excellent first timer time.

Another swimmer, Sarah Bradley from Swim-1st Triathalon Club plowed through the somewhat liquid course!

A special mention to Dan Sivil, who despite sliding out sideways in a splatter of mud and gore, 3/4 of the way round, still staggered over the line with a smile on his face.

Next week its the same out-and-back course, only much drier (!)

Also next Saturday, it is International Women's Day, Food Bank Day, and Elaine Kirton's Birthday. All kicking off at Tetbury Goods Shed!
Surely all these things can be combined?!

Encourage your female friends, bring any food donations, mention the possibility of cake! Who knows!
Cheers for now. Happy parkrunning!

 

Tetbury Goods Shed #41 on 22/2/20

A blustery morning greeted parkrunners at the second attempt at event number 41 having had to cancel the previous week due to storm Dennis.

A pre-run course recce helped the RD make a last minute decision that the out and back alternative disused railway line route was the order of the day. We are very fortunate to have this second course option in Tetbury.

A parkrun tourist came from as far away as Canada to join the hardy local parkrunners/walkers.

No big milestones this weekend, but there was 15bfirst timers to Tetbury, a very smiley family with matching bobble hats doing their 10th parkrun who helped make up the 80 runners for this event. The rain fortunately stayed away, a rarity of late!

I came along with two running buddies from Running Somewhere Else one of whom was running her first parkrun - Tetbury was the course we chose for her first. Have to say we were (not so secretly!) pleased to hear we weren’t going to tackle ‘the hill’ given the conditions underfoot - plenty of time to enjoy that challenge when the ground eventually dries up.

My sister also came along to support us and remarked just how friendly the volunteers were and that they made an effort to come over and chat as she waited patiently for us at the finish line. It’s what we all love and know about parkrun but it’s still great to receive the feedback. So once again thanks to all hi-viz volunteers without whom our parkruns could not take place. Please do consider giving volunteering a go as it’s a great way to get out and meet new people.

Another successful parkrun and look forward to my next visit.

This week 80 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Jane PRITCHARD • Katy HAZELL • Nea SNEDDON-JENKINS • Claire AVERY • Nick MOORE • Lou DAWSON • Bex KANDIYALI • Clare MORTON • Jacqui SNEDDON-JENKINS • Mary HINTON • Daisy HINTON • Marc HINTON • Keith MONAHAN • Holly BELL • Amanda BALL • David THOMPSON • Darren SHEPPARD • Tim WILLSON • Lucy ANDREWS • Ada-Grace WITCHELL • Nuala MONAHAN • Clare WALTON • Paul BARRON • Bernadette BELL • Gill Mary ELLIS • Rosie WALTON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Alex BAMPTON who recorded a time of 16:24 on 24th August 2019 (event number 15).
The female record is held by Erica MARTIN who recorded a time of 19:20 on 24th August 2019 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary DERRICK who recorded 89.20% (21:45) on 21st September 2019 (event number 19).

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun started on 18th May 2019. Since then 2,141 participants have completed 4,504 parkruns covering a total distance of 22,520 km, including 830 new Personal Bests. A total of 220 individuals have volunteered 1,086 times.

 

Tetbury Goods Shed #40 on 8/2/20

I often tell people parkrun has changed my life, not least because what else would make me get up for a 9am start on a Saturday morning. Even when I go away for the weekend...

As a committed parkrunner and keen tourist this weekend was no exception, as my husband and I ventured to the Cotswolds for a weekend break, an area we both love. With the itch needing to be scratched I dutifully looked up the nearest parkruns to where we were staying. I was immediately intrigued by the one named Tetbury Goods Shed, mainly because I loved the name.

We arrived at our accomodation on Friday and a quick check of Tetbury's facebook page (to make sure it hadn't been cancelled) told me three things:

1) There are two options for the course route, the main (muddy and hilly) route and the out and back (bad weather) route, and the run director was keeping everyone in suspense about which route it was going to be. Oh the excitement.
2) It was their 40th run
3) There were still a few volunteer gaps on the roster, including a run report writer.

I dropped them an email to offer my services as run report writer, hoping a tourist perspective would be of interest and waited with baited breath on which route I would be met with in the morning.

I arrived just in time for the first timers briefing taken by Sally and found out I was going to have the chance to experience the main route which included the famous mound of opportunity (twice) and alpacas - hooray! Sally did an excellent job of the briefing and after quickly introducing myself to the Run Director, Eileen, and a couple of other tourists (identifiable by the cow cowls) from Kettering and Manchester, it was time for the main briefing. Eileen was assisted by a young lady named Felicity to deliver the briefing, and soon we were lining up to start, bang on time.

The weather was fairly mild, a tad cloudy but you could see the sun trying to come through and thankfully it was dry.

I'm not going to lie, the course was a tough one. So much mud, and that mound of opportunity? Upward mound of mud, up a bank, more like. I value my bones being intact so took it slow on some of the really muddy bits.

I was pretty proud I managed to stay upright which not everybody did judging by the amount of mud I saw on some runners. My thanks goes to the lovely lady with her dog who gave me a hand on the second lap at the top of the mound. Trail shoes are probably advisable in winter. But nevertheless, I still had a great time, the marshalls were so lovely and friendly and waving to the alpacas was a real highlight.

There are also a couple of short out and back sections on the first lap which gave me chance to wave at my fellow tourists enroute. And whilst the second, shorter, lap includes a second go at the now infamous mound, it meant before I knew it I was running back towards where it all started. A quick sprint to the finish funnel, cheered on by lovely timekeepers and the run was over. And...I loved it!

Thanks Tetbury Goods Shed for welcoming me today and congratulations on your 40th event. I'll come back again soon to try out the other course.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Louise CAMPBELL • Eileen HODGSON • Peter HODGSON • Jonathan JAMIESON • Nea SNEDDON-JENKINS • Gary DAVIES • Yvonne DAVIES • Nick MOORE • Sally PATTERSON • Lisa PEILL • Lou DAWSON • Jacqui SNEDDON-JENKINS • Daisy HINTON • Marc HINTON • Keith MONAHAN • Holly BELL • Darcy SHEPPARD • David THOMPSON • Darren SHEPPARD • Tim WILLSON • William PEILL • Elizabeth LOUDON • Robert MUIR-WOOD • Ada-Grace WITCHELL • Pippa-Rose WITCHELL • Roger PEILL • Bernadette BELL • Gill Mary ELLIS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Alex BAMPTON who recorded a time of 16:24 on 24th August 2019 (event number 15).
The female record is held by Erica MARTIN who recorded a time of 19:20 on 24th August 2019 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary DERRICK who recorded 89.20% (21:45) on 21st September 2019 (event number 19).

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun started on 18th May 2019. Since then 2,126 participants have completed 4,424 parkruns covering a total distance of 22,120 km, including 817 new Personal Bests. A total of 220 individuals have volunteered 1,060 times.

 

Tetbury Goods Shed #39 on 1/2/20

Two weeks ago saw a big milestone for me with my 50th parkrun, which I celebrated at Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun, my first run on the much friendlier out and back course. Well the good news is that after yesterday’s 52nd run (again at Tetbury), I only have 48 to go to my next big milestone.

parkrun is actually all about milestones for me. And milestones don’t have to be about the big numbers, 50, 100, 250, etc. There are personal bests, course bests or best times of the year. But we all experience lulls and dips. So sometimes it may be running faster than the previous week, or staying with or finishing ahead of another runner, but what about those Saturdays when you’re simply not in the mood or are feeling a bit under the weather? All of those weeks when a PB is out of the question and the thought of even running 5k feels like (and is) a huge challenge...

It’s much easier to run on those mornings when the sun is shining, the birds are singing and life is good. But those Saturdays when you wake up, it’s dark, cold or miserable, you’re feeling a bit down or demotivated are actually the best days to do parkrun. They’re also probably the days when you need it most, and when you get just the hugest feeling of satisfaction and pride at the finish line spurred on by those fantastic volunteers and fellow runners. When dragging yourself out of bed, jumping in the car, getting to your local parkrun and running 5k is the biggest milestone in the world!

People are motivated to take part in parkrun for so many different reasons. It may be that you’re doing it for physical, mental, social or community reasons (or it could even be you simply love running). But ultimately you’re doing it for you, and no-one else. I took up parkrun in September 2018 with my first run at the inaugural event at Marlborough Common. My motivators were primarily physical as I had suffered a nasty leg injury in December 2017 and wanted to get back into shape. But I soon appreciated the mental benefits as well as that fabulous feel good glow every Saturday morning on completing my run.

So just for the record, I didn’t break my PB yesterday but it really didn’t matter. I didn’t stay in bed, I still completed a 5k run and no one can take that away from me. So my congratulations go out to those other runners and the fantastic group of volunteers who were also motivated to get out of bed and helped contribute to 142 completing a 5k run at Tetbury. If it was your first parkrun, please do make sure you give it another go and stick with it through those darker days. It is so worth the effort. And whatever your own personal milestones and motivators yesterday, you’re all heroes in my eyes.

This week 142 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Dawn Iola CHAPPELL • Rebecca DENNIS • Diana D'ARCY • Elaine KIRTON • Eileen HODGSON • Peter HODGSON • Vanessa CAMBRIDGE • Nick MOORE • Sally PATTERSON • Lou DAWSON • Catherine CHIDLEY • Jacqui SNEDDON-JENKINS • Daisy HINTON • Marc HINTON • Kirsty BYFORD • David THOMPSON • Alexandra BRANSBY • Stuart DENNIS • Maggie MARRIOTT • Bernadette BELL • Iain GRANT

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Alex BAMPTON who recorded a time of 16:24 on 24th August 2019 (event number 15).
The female record is held by Erica MARTIN who recorded a time of 19:20 on 24th August 2019 (event number 15).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary DERRICK who recorded 89.20% (21:45) on 21st September 2019 (event number 19).

Tetbury Goods Shed parkrun started on 18th May 2019. Since then 2,096 participants have completed 4,308 parkruns covering a total distance of 21,540 km, including 814 new Personal Bests. A total of 216 individuals have volunteered 1,032 times.

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