A little bit of sunshine to brighten up a rainy Sunday

Upton Court parkrun
Event number 350
21st September 2019

The sun shone and there were smiles all around.  Loads of you stayed behind afterwards in the sunshine to chat and enjoy a coffee.  Joanne had asked me to announce before the run that she was trialling portobello mushroom burgers as there seemed to be a lot of vegetarians attending UCp nowadays.  As I mentioned it during the pre-run briefing I noticed a definite 'ooohhh' coming from the starting pack.  And apparently they sold well.  Joanne would like any feedback on what you like (or don't) about the snack bar offerings on a Saturday.  She wants everyone to be catered for.  Please speak with her next time you buy a snack/drink.

One visitor commented to me after the run how it was nice to have so much space in the park, especially at the start.  She told me that she normally takes about 40 seconds or so to just be able to cross the start line at her local event.  Well. below is proof of how much space we have.

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This week 217 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were running their first ever parkrun and 40 were first time visitors.  36 recorded new Personal Bests.  Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

Neil Hargan and Mohammed Taj both reached their 100 parkrun milestones this week.  Neil started running parkrun on 4th February 2017 when his son was doing Duke of Edinburgh volunteering, and has done 99 of his 100 parkruns here at UCp.  Mohammed started a week later and has run 98 of his parkruns here.  Mohammed ran a PB this week too.  Well done!

And congratulations to visitor Chris Dye who ran his 250th parkrun this week.  I'm not sure why he chose UCp to run such a milestone, rather than his regular parkrun of Gorleston Cliffs, but, looking at his stats, the letter 'U' was his 18th letter of his Alphabeteer challenge.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Bob HARDMAN • Ja HANSRA • Michael Terence BALLARD • Matt SMITH • Himmat TOOR • Caren HUNT • Louise FLISHER • James FLISHER • Dawn FUNNELL • Lisa EUDEN • Niraj WYKES • Kam ATWAL • Zichen MA • Prabh MANNI • Gurdip HANSRA

Now on to this week's hotly contested APTOTW (Aesthetically Pleasing Time Of The Week).  We had quite a few round minutes: Lucy CARTER and Chris CARTER both ran 22:00, Marc PHILLIPS ran 24:00, Alan PAUL and Mo ARIF both ran 25:00 and Khalida ARIF ran 31:00.  Mitch DALE and Harj SINGH both ran doubles, with 21:21 and 35:35 respectively.  Rishita RALLABANDI ran a palindromic 40:04.  And Rajinder KAUR ran the overall 350 event UCp average time of 28:49.  However, (look away Spurs fans!) my favourite time this week was Mohammad SHAH's 30:21, as it reflected the winning margins of my 2 teams on Saturday, Slough Town FC and Leicester City.  No VAR needed here!

Please note that the footbridge over the M4 to the south of the park is due to be demolished next weekend and the motorway will be closed between Junction 5 to Junction 6 over the weekend.  Whilst I don't think anyone coming to parkrun will be using that stretch of the M4 anyway, it will however mean increased traffic driving through Slough on diversion.

See you next time.

Michael

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Jill COLLETT who recorded a time of 18:09 on 18th August 2018 (event number 294).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maxine MAXINE who recorded 88.18% (25:15) on 22nd June 2019 (event number 337).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 6,986 participants have completed 36,983 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,915 km, including 5,639 new Personal Bests. A total of 469 individuals have volunteered 3,818 times.

 

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UCp #340 13th July 2019

Upton Court parkrun
Event number 340
13th July 2019

This week 207 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

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What those around the finish funnel noticed as the runners started arriving was how young many of the fastest were. 3 out of the first 4 places (5 out of the first 7) were teenagers. Christopher BOYLE finished between the BRECH boys, only 2 seconds off his 20 minute PB. And Casper KAMAU finished in 6th place, knocking 1:52 off his previous PB!

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Bob HARDMAN • Michael Terence BALLARD • Ben BLAZQUEZ • Matt SMITH • Himmat TOOR • David ROSS • Harbhajan DHILLON • Kim REES • Jim HAYES • Caren HUNT • Emily EUDEN • Lisa EUDEN • Avtar Singh BHOGAL • Nidhi VAIDYANATH • Zichen MA • Gurdip HANSRA • Prabh MANNI • Ellen BUENO

Remember that we are always looking for volunteers to help out each week. Next Saturday, local runners from GoodGym will be volunteering. I've done a few of the GoodGym group runs, and it is a fun and worthwhile way to spend a couple of hours on Monday evenings, getting fit whilst doing good deeds. If you are interested, the website is https://www.goodgym.org/areas/slough

After my news post last week about bringing along a water bottle and water to parkrun, Joanne informed me that she had only had a couple of requests for water, and that she had run out of bacon for the rolls. It seems that a lot of you had read the post and heeded the advice. Thank you for listening.

Looking through the 207 results for an APTOTW, I came across Jas KANG's descending time of 32:10. Good one Jas!

If anyone took away finish token 18 this week, could they please let us know, and arrange to return it. We still cannot work out why tokens go missing. We mention about it in the first-timers briefing, in the pre-run briefing and have signs at the finish funnel telling you to go and get your barcodes scanned in the clubhouse. If you spot anyone who looks a bit lost at the finish funnel wondering what to do next, just politely prompt them to go into the clubhouse, even if they haven't got their runner barcode.

See you next time.

Michael

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Jill COLLETT who recorded a time of 18:09 on 18th August 2018 (event number 294).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maxine MAXINE who recorded 88.18% (25:15) on 22nd June 2019 (event number 337).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 6,528 participants have completed 34,834 parkruns covering a total distance of 174,170 km, including 5,307 new Personal Bests. A total of 453 individuals have volunteered 3,657 times.

 

The 250 Milestone Club

This week we have not one but two run reports! Please see below another wonderful report, this time penned by Chris Hunt in celebration of his 250th run yesterday.

This week I joined the parkrun 250 milestone club. My first parkrun was in 2009. To begin with I used parkrun only as an occasional 5 km time trial, running mostly at Black Park. In August 2012 I made my only pilgrimage to Bushy parkrun on the day that Olympian Andrew Baddely set the male parkrun World Record of 13:48 which still stands to this day. Amazingly after the run he carried on with a training session!
I also ran the inaugural Upton Court parkrun on 24/11/2012. In the last kilometre I was overtaken and unable to catch a runner in my age category only to discover afterwards that it was Paul Sinton Hewitt the parkrun founder.  Upton no. 9 also remains in the memory as the one where 18 runners braved the snow whilst parkruns all around were cancelled.
It was at Upton that I truly caught the parkrun bug. In 2014 I started running with my daughter Ellie in a buggy, completing around 50 runs over 4 years during the warmer months. Ellie, now 6, has herself completed 39 junior parkruns.
Upton I have to say is not my favourite course to run but what keeps bringing myself and my family back is the community spirit that has steadily evolved over the years. This is due in part to the use of the clubhouse and kitchen for which we are very fortunate. I would like to thank all the volunteers who have kept this event going.
I love parkrun for it's inclusiveness and the fact that it can welcome runners and walkers of all abilities and ages. If you have a bad run there is always next week and as I always say if your not happy with your result you can always ask for your money back.
Regards
 
Chris Hunt

 

 

 

UCP #339 – A Passionateer and a Newbie

Today's wonderful run report comes courtesy of Jaspal Hansra

The parkrun fairies were very kind to us today for our first Saturday parkrun in July. A bright morning with a comfortable temperature of 21’c provided much respite after last week’s scorching temperatures. We had a total of 196 parkrunners out on the course today, an amazing turnout and hopefully it left you in high spirits for the start of your weekend.

Firstly, please join me in a big cheer for our volunteers today. Woop Woop! These were James BENNETT, Avtar Singh BHOGAL, Sacha BRECH, Max BRECH, Lisa EUDEN, Emily EUDEN, Rebecca EVANS, Marcus FLETCHER, Gurdip HANSRA, Jaspal HANSRA, Bob HARDMAN, Stephen HARTIGAN, Caren HUNT, Prabh MANNI, James MIDDLETON, Erin OLIVER, Bronwen PULLIN, Matt SMITH and Stuart WILLIAMS Thank you for your encouragement and smiles in whichever role you had. Giving up your Saturday morning to ensure the rest of us can parkrun makes you very special and it is much appreciated.

Special thank you to today’s Run Director, Stuart Williams for a well organised parkrun and giving me the opportunity to write today’s run report. I wasn’t qualified enough was my first thought, but I was quickly made to feel at ease and here I am 5 weeks into Parkrun and it’s a pleasure to do today’s run report.

Now for the numbers…

23 of you achieved a PB result today, that’s amazing! Wherever you are on your parkrun journey, a massive well done to you on your new PB time. But watch out, you’ve set yourself a new record to beat now!

Most notable PB on the table was from Ian J Lawson who has 238 parkruns under his belt and the PBs keep on coming! This is very inspiring.

We also welcomed 12 people for their first ever parkrun, we hope you enjoyed your experience of a parkrun and that you may join us again soon. Watch out for the “parkrun bug” - if it gets you, your Saturday mornings may never be the same again!

The APTOW (Aesthetically Pleasing Time of the Week) recognition goes to *drum roll* … Paul Cooksey who completed the parkrun in 29:59! How much difference a second makes! High 5 to you buddy for your sub 30 result.

A Passionateer celebrates…

We had a very special milestone celebration today too. Chris Hunt who is a regular at UCP was celebrating his 250th parkrun. He dashed around the park claiming 14th position in 20:52. I went looking for Chris and spoke to him about his parkrun journey, he calls himself a ‘Passionateer’, someone who does the same parkrun every week, regarding UCP with high esteem for it’s friendliness and great atmosphere, why would you go anywhere else?? Agree with you on that one Chris! A huge congratulations to you on your achievement today Chris. It was lovely to meet you and thank you to Mrs Hunt for the delicious spread of cakes! Yum! 

A few words from a newbie…

A bit about me then, I’m a Parkrun newbie, I have completed 5 Parkruns here at UCP and it’s been a wonderful 5 weeks absorbing the friendliness of it all.

Thank you to everyone who welcomed me and made each parkrun special in your own way. Whether you’re the volunteers who cheer me on, the finishers who give me a thumbs up on their way home, the excitable dog that ran into my face when I was tying my shoelaces, the little boy who gave me a feather for good luck, the other little boy who sprinted me to the finish, the person who used me as a pacer or the person I used as a pacer… these little things make parkrun so enjoyable, fill me with a warm and fuzzy feeling and why I come back every week for more.

Finally, whatever you are up to this weekend, have a good one and see you next week!

Jaspal

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Jill COLLETT who recorded a time of 18:09 on 18th August 2018 (event number 294).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maxine MAXINE who recorded 88.18% (25:15) on 22nd June 2019 (event number 337).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 6,484 participants have completed 34,627 parkruns covering a total distance of 173,135 km, including 5,269 new Personal Bests. A total of 452 individuals have volunteered 3,637 times.

 

 

A bit about last week, and a bit about next week.

Upton Court parkrun
Event number 327
6th April 2019

Congratulations to Haddi Browne and Kally Chana who both joined the 50 Club this week. They are now eligible for the red 50 parkrun T-shirt.

The week's APTOTW (Aesthetically Pleasing Time Of The Week) goes to first time visitor Marius Daniel HUTCHESON who ran a palindromic 20:02.

Can I remind everyone that there is a parkrun rule that children under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parent's choice at all times.

Can I also remind you that barcodes will only be accepted for scanning if they are printed, either on paper or the silicone bands/plastic cards that are available to purchase. We will not accept barcodes on mobile phones or other electronic devices. If you need to print out your barcode, you will find the link included in your results email or on the weekly newletter email. This may also be a good time to ensure that your new barcode has your ICE (In Case of Emergency) contact details on them too.

Please note that due to an event taking place in the Rugby Club this coming Saturday, we will not have access to the main interior rooms in the clubhouse. We will have access to the toilets only, and Joanne will set up her tea/coffee-making facilities outside on the covered verandah. Scanning will also take place outside.

If you follow parkrun UK on Facebook or Twitter, you will know that each week they feature a parkrun and profile it. Keep an eye out over the next week or so, as you may recognise the parkrun as being a familiar one!

Here are the full stats for last Saturday;

This week 178 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Bob HARDMAN • Christopher HUNT • Tav BANSAL • Stuart WILLIAMS • Richard ATKINSON • Michael Terence BALLARD • Matt SMITH • James BATES • Harbhajan DHILLON • Sam HELSBY • Caren HUNT • Louise FLISHER • Elizabeth HUNT • Emily EUDEN • Lisa EUDEN • Nidhi VAIDYANATH • Aman JOHAL

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Jill COLLETT who recorded a time of 18:09 on 18th August 2018 (event number 294).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen DOWLING who recorded 87.58% (20:24) on 25th August 2018 (event number 295).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 6,003 participants have completed 32,320 parkruns covering a total distance of 161,600 km, including 4,937 new Personal Bests. A total of 427 individuals have volunteered 3,437 times.

See you next time.

Michael

 

parkrun # 325

This week 215 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 51 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part. 14 runners took place in their very first parkrun, we hope to see you back soon,

Congratulations to Christopher Parker who earned his red 50 parkrun T-shirt.and to Tom Atherden who earned his black 100 parkrun T-shirt. Both ran PB's

Also huge  congratulations to Jane Hounsome who took time out on her Wedding Day to join us for parkrun!

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers, your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Bob HARDMAN • Christopher HUNT • Stuart WILLIAMS • Laura WILLIAMS • Lee DUMONT • Michelle JENKINS • Matt SMITH • Sam HELSBY • Jim HAYES • John SHAW • Caren HUNT • Steve FRASER • Hannah VOSE • Manjit SOHAL • Nidhi VAIDYANATH • Aman JOHAL

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Jill COLLETT who recorded a time of 18:09 on 18th August 2018 (event number 294).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen DOWLING who recorded 87.58% (20:24) on 25th August 2018 (event number 295).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 5,937 participants have completed 31,939 parkruns covering a total distance of 159,695 km, including 4,874 new Personal Bests. A total of 425 individuals have volunteered 3,401 times.

See you all next Saturday

Stuart

 

Run Report #323 – March 9th 2019

Please see this week’s Run Report written by Mark Pinney from the Stevenage parkrun.

Apart from Mark, this week we also had 2 other volunteer-tourists:

Sandra Rhodes (Photographs – Kings Lynn)

Karen Chadwell (Tail Walker – Cardiff).

Thank you to all 3 of you for coming along. We really appreciate it.

David

Co-ED UCp

 

Windy? Just a bit!

Over recent days I haven't seen the weather report so turned up at the very lovely Upton Court parkrun not knowing quite what to expect. On exiting the large car park, it was clear it was going to be a very windy morning, with just a little chill in there too.

As a parkrun tourist I travel to a different parkrun each week. With Upton Court parkrun being only 30 minutes from home (Kings Langley near Watford) I had the luxury of a lie-in. We met up with some of our friends in the car park who had been to Upton Court once before so they explained the course, pointed out Windsor Castle in the distance and chatted about all things parkrun.

There were plenty of tourists this morning, a lot of whom were collecting their 'U' for the Alphabet Challenge, so it was lovely to see so many happy, smiley faces at the start. For those of you who don't know, the strange yellow bobble hats and neck tubes that have a picture of a cow on them, signify that the person is a parkrun tourist. We're a friendly bunch so please do come over to us and say hi, you're likely to get a very friendly response.

After the run brief from the Run Director, which very kindly included a shout out to the tourist volunteers, we were on our way. The course was surprisingly leg-sapping on the grassy bits, especially when that wind was blowing directly into our faces, but you don't hear parkrun complaining. We're a hardy bunch and everyone enjoyed the event immensely. There was even a fireman running in full gear, including oxygen mask!

I'd like to say a big thank you to all of the volunteers for running such a great event and ensuring it went smoothly and safely:

Michael Terence BALLARD, James BATES, Karen CHADWELL, Harbhajan DHILLON, Lisa DOIDGE, Bob HARDMAN, Sam HELSBY, Christopher HUNT, Caren HUNT, Michelle JENKINS, Aman JOHAL, Christina LOWE, Avtar MOOKAR, Mark PINNEY, Sandra RHODES, David ROSS, Matt SMITH, Nidhi VAIDYANATH

Some of you may have noticed me with a GoPro on my head as I like to video all of my parkruns and put them on YouTube for other parkrunners, so please have a look and see if you can spot yourself. Some photos of the volunteers and runners can be seen at the end of the fast version of the video.

The FAST version can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lTHt3mpv6k

The FULL version can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o05Xr2VqTK0

On to the stats....

This week we had 187 runners, joggers and walkers. 13 UNKNOWNSs (don't forget your barcode next week), 69 Females and 105 Males.

First 3 Males to finish were Paul O'NEIL in 19:11, Robert ALBERY in 19:35 and Joseph Alexander ACLAND in a new PB of 19:50. First 3 Female finishers were Anne-Marie CLIFFORD in 22:03, Cat FOSTER in 23:44 and Helena DENNIS in 24:18.

There were an astonishing 33 parkrunners who were new to Upton Court of whom 5 were doing their first ever parkrun, and an amazing 16 PB's. So well done to everyone and we hope to see you back next week.

The "most runniest runner" was Bob HARDMAN on 359 parkruns, but there were 8 other members of the 250 Club, 36 members of the 100 Club, 40 members of the 50 Club and 7 members of the 10 Club present. Official milestones achieved today were Jill GILMOUR, Sandra RHODES and Stehpen RHODES who all joined the 50 Club and Munsukh SINGH who joined the 10 Club. Well done everyone!!!

The person who has run at Upton Court more often than anyone else is Satnam SINGH who has run an amazing 288 times here out of a possible 323. Well done Satnam, that's commitment!!

Other news....

We now have two excellent parkrun podcasts available each week. "Free Weekly Timed" is the offical parkrun podcast with Vassos Alexander and Louise Ayling. We also have "With Me Now" with Danny Norman and Nicola Forwood which is an independent parkrun-based podcast (some of you may remember Danny and Nicola from the much loved "The parkrun Show"). I thoroughly recommend them both.

Mark Pinney (A2522444)

 

Event #322 – Important news on parking

Upton Court parkrun
Event #322
2nd March 2019

Sorry for missing the shout out for any milestones in the pre-run briefing this week. After the event I looked down the results and saw that Shivanand PATIL ran his red T-shirt-earning 100th parkrun this week. So congratulations to Shivanand who has run 98 of those here at UCp.

The APTOTW (Aesthetically Pleasing Time Of The Week) goes to Jake Brech for his simple palindromic 20:02.

Quite a few people did not get a result this week because they forgot to bring along their barcode. Remember one of the golden rules of parkrun is No barcode - No Result - No Exceptions. And those barcodes must be printed, either on paper, on plastic (small tokens and credit card sizes are available) or on the wristbands. We cannot and will not add results where the barcode is on a mobile phone or other electronic device..

 

Now onto PARKING. Please read this, as it is important.

When UCp started, we used to have about 30-50 runners each week. The small car park at the Rugby Club was sufficient to hold all the cars that arrived each week without any problems. As numbers started increasing, we asked you to use the large car park on Upton Court Road, next to Long Close School. There is usually plenty of space there, and it is only a 5 minute jog across the park from our parkrun start. However, most weeks, people seem to ignore our request, and still insist on coming down to the Rugby Club car park, often a few minutes before 9am, and then parking on the muddy grass, or double parking. And because they are late, they are in a rush to park, meaning they are a danger to the runners making their way to the start line. It also means the volunteers have to step in and act as car park marshals (and even then they are sometimes ignored. "Oh, we always double park each week" was a comment received a few weeks ago from someone who then just drove on and double parked!). We (the Core Team and other regular volunteers) find it amazing that all these runners come along to run 5km, but can't be bothered to walk more than 20 metres to get to the start line.

Then, soon after they have finished their run, they try to leave, meaning that those around the finish line or approaching the finish line are in danger of being run over. A few weeks ago, a fixed signpost was knocked over by a reversing car. This had to be reported to the council. Last week, a marshal who was standing near the finish funnel cones was nearly run over by a reversing car. The car was electric and did not make much noise, and so the marshal did not hear it coming up behind him. There have been other occasions when cars have reversed off the grass onto the tarmac path as runners are sprinting their way to the finish line.

So, we have decided that anyone turning up after 8:45am for parkrun will not be allowed to carry on down the last part of the lane to the Rugby Club and will have to turn around and go back up to Upton Court Road. You are allowed to park on Upton Court Road. There are no restrictions along most of that road. Either park in the large car park next to Long Close School, or park along Upton Court Road. Just make sure you set your alarm a few minutes earlier on a Saturday.

 

This weeks full stats:

This week 211 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Bob HARDMAN • Christopher HUNT • Mark OLNEY • Stuart WILLIAMS • Gillian RICHARDS • Bronwen PULLIN • Michael Terence BALLARD • Matt SMITH • James BATES • Sam HELSBY • John SHAW • Caren HUNT • Emily EUDEN • James MIDDLETON • Richard DOIDGE • Lisa DOIDGE • Kam ATWAL • Aman JOHAL

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Jill COLLETT who recorded a time of 18:09 on 18th August 2018 (event number 294).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen DOWLING who recorded 87.58% (20:24) on 25th August 2018 (event number 295).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 5,830 participants have completed 31,376 parkruns covering a total distance of 156,880 km, including 4,812 new Personal Bests. A total of 417 individuals have volunteered 3,351 times.

See you next time.

Michael

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Upton Court parkrun Event number 320 16th February 2019

Congratulations to the 180 runners who finished the slightly muddy course today. 6 ran their first ever parkrun and 41 were first time visitors. 25 ran a PB.

THANK YOU to all the brilliant volunteers who made sure it all went smoothly.

Aman JOHAL  •  Andrew OGIERMAN  •  Bob HARDMAN  •  Bronwen PULLIN  •  James BATES  •  James MIDDLETON  •  Lisa DOIDGE  •  Matt SMITH  •  Michael Terence BALLARD  •  Nidhi VAIDYANATH  •  Robert Steven NUTTER  •  Sam HELSBY  •  Stuart WILLIAMS  •  Veronika GILL

 Many thanks to Gillian Richards for supplying cake and congratulations for running her 150th parkrun, with 108 of these being run at Upton Court.

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Jill COLLETT who recorded a time of 18:09 on 18th August 2018 (event number 294).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen DOWLING who recorded 87.58% (20:24) on 25th August 2018 (event number 295).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 5,743 participants have completed 30,964 parkruns covering a total distance of 154,820 km, including 4,748 new Personal Bests. A total of 416 individuals have volunteered 3,319 times.

See you all next Saturday

Stuart

 

 

 

 

GoodGym. Good fun

Upton Court parkrun
Event number 317
26th January 2019

This week 168 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers, most of them from local running group GoodGym:

Christopher HUNT • Ruth CROSS • Ciaran CREAN • Michael Terence BALLARD • Matt SMITH • Harbhajan DHILLON • Caren HUNT • Manjit BIRK • Chrissy CONNOLLY • Peter CONNOLLY • Keira PAUPIAH • Jennifer HUGHES • Sara GALLAGHER • Ricky KLOAY • Sutyee PANG • Darren JONES • Sandeep DHALIWAL • Kam ATWAL • Meera PATEL

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And what an enthusiastic bunch they were. We had more volunteers than normal, simply because so may of them wanted to take part. If you would like to find out more about how GoodGym works, and how to take part in Group runs, Mission runs, and Coach runs, follow this link to the Slough area of the main GoodGym website: https://www.goodgym.org/areas/slough

There were also 299 photos taken this week by 3 different photgraphers. Flickr has recently changed its charging plan, and you now have to pay to have more than 1,000 photos on your page. We will probably just put photos on Facebook going forward (we have always put them on Facebook anyway, as well as Flickr). So if you want to keep seeing UCp photos, then please follow us on Facebook. In Facebook you can search for us using @uptoncourtparkrun Otherwise follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/uptoncourtparkrun/

2 milestones this week. Jen Simpson earned her black 100 parkrun T-shirt by running a PB. And Alison Allen ran her 400th parkrun. No T-shirt for that, but well worth a mention.

In terms of an APTOTW (Aesthetically Pleasing Time Of The Week), there wasn't really too much competition. This week's winner is Gordon Love, who was obviously looking at his watch closely in order to get exactly 30:00.

We are very lucky to have the support of Slough Rugby Club, and to be able to use their facilities on parkrun day. So we also like to support them if we can. Next Saturday (2nd Feb) some of the younger members of the club will be raising funds towards the Phoenix and Slough Rugby Tour Nijmegen Feb 2019. Some will be running parkrun on the day raising sponsorship money. Others will be manning a cake stall and a nik nak stall here in the clubhouse. Please support them by bringing some extra money along and buying cakes and nik naks. They have the full blessing of Joanne who usually feeds us with bacon rolls and coffees etc. [please note, if you are running a milestone next Saturday, please don't bring any free cakes/biscuits etc, as we want the rugby boys to make as much money as they can to go on tour. You are welcome to bring them along the following week however....]

That's enough from me. If you haven't yet read the GoodGym run report written by Manjit Birk, that can be found here:  https://www.goodgym.org/reports/much-a-do-about-running

See you next time

Michael

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

The male record is held by Glenn HUGHES who recorded a time of 15:28 on 30th August 2014 (event number 89).
The female record is held by Jill COLLETT who recorded a time of 18:09 on 18th August 2018 (event number 294).
The Age Grade course record is held by Maureen DOWLING who recorded 87.58% (20:24) on 25th August 2018 (event number 295).

Upton Court parkrun started on 24th November 2012. Since then 5,619 participants have completed 30,431 parkruns covering a total distance of 152,155 km, including 4,701 new Personal Bests. A total of 414 individuals have volunteered 3,274 times.

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