Love the Spirit

Upton Court parkrun
Event number 378
7th August 2021

Despite the rain we had 115 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers. A huge thank you to all of you for being out in the wet ( and cold!). We very much appreciate this. And a thank you to all the runners who helped after finishing with the marshalling at the finish

Alison BROWNHILL • Christopher HUNT • Jonathan DAVIES • Ja HANSRA • Michael Terence BALLARD • Dennis BONNIE • Matt SMITH • Mo ARIF • Khalida ARIF • David ROSS • Simon DINSDALE • Jasbir HAYER • Lucinda LONGSTER • John SHAW • Louise FLISHER • Gurdip HANSRA

We are getting used to using our phones for timing and scanning. A few teething problems today given the rain, please bear with us as we update the results. If your result is missing please email to uptoncourt@parkrun.com your position and time if you know it.

Next week, Saturday 14th August, the run will start at the Main entrance to the park, by the car park.

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 7,994 participants have completed 41,940 parkruns covering a total distance of 209,700 km, including 5,997 new Personal Bests. A total of 500 individuals have volunteered 4,281 times.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER if you are attending UCp tomorrow.

Reminder if you are coming to Upton Court parkrun tomorrow.

parkrun is still following the Covid-19 Framework, and we ask you to read the 2 posters below and follow the steps. Covid-19 has not gone away!

Of course you are all eager to run again, but we cannot have parkrun without enough volunteers to support the event. If you are able to volunteer over the next few weeks, please email us at  Volunteering at Upton Court parkrun

 

THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE RUGBY CLUB. Please use the large free car park on Upton Court Road next to the main park gates. Make sure you give yourself enough time to get across the park to the start line in time for the run briefings.

DON'T FORGET YOUR BARCODE! A printed barcode is the only thing you really need to remember to bring with you on parkrunday. Without it, you can still run, but you will NOT get a result.

And finally, if you or anyone else in your household is not feeling well, DO NOT come to parkrun. STAY AT HOME!

We want everyone to be safe and to feel safe whilst attending.

 

And we’re back!

Upton Court parkrun
Event number 376
24th July 2021

Well, after 70 Saturdays with no parkrun, we were really glad to be back this week. Looking at the weather forecast last night, I was worried that we might be having to cancel the run at the last minute due to lightning and thunder. But, luckily for once (or many times in fact!), BBC weather was totally wrong again!

It was so nice to see so many happy faces, both on the runners and on the volunteers, as well as those who came to support friends and relatives. Everyone enjoyed running up between the wildflower beds, the volunteers liked using the parkrun Virtual Volunteer app for timing and barcode scanning, and it was nice to get a coffee and a bacon roll again in the Rugby Club.

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We had 118 finishers today, and reading comments on the unofficial Run Directors Facebook page, it seems that many parkruns across England also had about 55-65% their normal expected turnout. This included 6 people who were brand new to parkrun and 7 first time visitors. Well done to the 13 who ran a PB.

A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers who, despite raring to run again, were happy to wait one more week. I hope that many of the people who ran today will be offering to volunteer in the next few weeks. Email us at uptoncourt@parkrun.com if you would like to help out. The feedback on the parkrun Virtual Volunteer App was very positive. very quick and easy to use. It also meant it was quicker and easier for me to process the results.

Congratulations to Shane ATHUKORALA who ran his 50th parkrun today, earning his red milestone T-shirt 71 weeks after running his 49th parkrun. What an agonising wait!

One tradition we aim to continue is awarding a (non)prize for the APTOTW (Aesthetically Pleasing Time Of The Week). This week I award it to Harbhajan DHILLON for his double double time of 22:22. Today was also his (arbitrary) 300th parkrun.

If you like our Facebook page @uptoncourtparkrun you will be able to see the 140 great photos taken today by 2 of our volunteers Sue ALLEN and Sue HAYES.

Only 7 sleeps now until the next parkrunday.

See you then.

Michael

 

 

This week 118 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Stuart WILLIAMS • Jonathan DAVIES • Laura WILLIAMS • Ja HANSRA • Michael Terence BALLARD • Dennis BONNIE • Matt SMITH • Jim HAYES • Sue HAYES • Dawn FUNNELL • Sue ALLEN • Karin DOIDGE • Richard DOIDGE • Lisa DOIDGE • Gurdip HANSRA

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 7,959 participants have completed 41,674 parkruns covering a total distance of 208,370 km, including 5,963 new Personal Bests. A total of 499 individuals have volunteered 4,249 times.

 

IMPORTANT! Please read BEFORE coming to parkrun this Saturday.

Upton Court parkrun will be restarting this Saturday, 24th July.

parkrun is still following the Covid-19 Framework, and we ask you to read the 2 posters below and follow the steps. Covid-19 has not gone away!

Of course you will all be eager to run again, but we cannot have parkrun without enough volunteers to support the event. At the moment, we are still a few volunteers short.

If you are able to volunteer please email us at  Volunteering at Upton Court parkrun

 

THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE RUGBY CLUB. Please use the large free car park on Upton Court Road next to the main park gates. Make sure you give yourself enough time to get across the park to the start line in time for the run briefings.

DON'T FORGET YOUR BARCODE! A printed barcode is the only thing you really need to remember to bring with you on parkrunday. Without it, you can still run, but you will NOT get a result.

And finally, if you or anyone else in your household is not feeling well, DO NOT come to parkrun. STAY AT HOME!

We want everyone to be safe and to feel safe whilst attending.

 

We will be back on 24th July!

After many months with no parkrun, Upton Court parkrun will be restarting on Saturday 24th July and the Core Team  are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Of course you will all be eager to run again, but we cannot have parkrun without enough volunteers to support the event.

If you are able to volunteer please email us at  Volunteering at Upton Court parkrun

You can see what roles are currently avaialble on our roster page here future roster | Upton Court parkrun

Please note:

- Instead of using the old stopwatches and barcode scanners, we will be moving to using the parkrun Virtual Volunteer App for both timing and scanning. This app is used in several countries (and many UK parkruns) already and is very easy to use. Maybe now is a good time to download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store onto your smartphone and have a look and play. The following links to short YouTube videos show simply how scanning and timing is done using the app.

parkrun Virtual Volunteer App - Scanning - YouTube

parkrun Virtual Volunteer, - Timing - YouTube

If you would like a more detailed look at how the app works, this longer video is very useful.  How to use the parkrun virtual volunteer app - v2.0 (QR code addition) - YouTube

 

So, think about when you might be able to volunteer, send us an email and download the parkrun Virtual Volunteer App.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Core Team