Upton House parkrun is cancelled on 24 October 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Event#134 – 11th January 2020

Congratulations to the 468 people who ran, jogged and walked the course at Upton House parkrun this week, of whom 56 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests! We hope you had a great morning with us, and visit again soon! 

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The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Michele WHITEHURST • Philip WHITEHURST • Sheena KEEP • Tiffany FREKE • Lucy HARVEY • Kirsty WESTON • Kevin DAY • Julie GOSLING • Christopher MILLER • Samantha FRY • Andrew LEACH • Helen RICHARDS • Dan RICHARDS • Issy RICHARDS • Mark STREET • Wendy BRIMICOMBE • Troy BENNETTON • Jules BOOTH • Philip BENHAM • Rick BOVILL • Alex BARRETT • Julie DONACHY • Ian BANDY • Daniel SALMON • Lucy GLADDIS • Scott WINTHROP • Roger CRICKMORE • Marley HENSHAW • Stephanie GALPIN • Roman FRY • Les BONIFACE • Brooke BENNETTON • Andrew NEAGLE • Claire CARLIN • Paul CARLIN • Arthur FRY • Dominic WOOD

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

The male record is held by Daniel MULRYAN who recorded a time of 15:45 on 29th December 2018 (event number 81).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:53 on 17th August 2019 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HORDER who recorded 92.14% (22:41) on 13th January 2018 (event number 32).

Upton House parkrun started on 3rd June 2017. Since then 8,297 participants have completed 40,335 parkruns covering a total distance of 201,675 km, including 7,120 new Personal Bests. A total of 680 individuals have volunteered 4,240 times.

 

Event #131 – 28th December 2019

Event #131 – 28th December 2019

The Saturday between Christmas and New Year is one that tempts us to sit, relax and do nothing but not for the 386 runners who chose to run, jog and walk the Upton course.

The weather was far better than the week previously and the course far less muddy underfoot.  The atmosphere as always was happy and friendly.  It’s amazing how some weeks the course feels easier than others and this week it felt tough, maybe we can blame the Christmas Day parkrun but it’s more likely all the food consumed recently. thumbnail_20191228_090847

Well done to all those who reached an important milestone and of course to all the amazing volunteers who always happily cheer everyone on.

See you next time, Jo and Lexie

 

Event #133 – 4th January

It was another great morning at Upton House this Saturday, with over 400 parkrunners taking part and our fantastic volunteers helping us put on another great event. We had lots of enthusiastic supporters , happy smiley marshals, a great atmosphere and a brilliant volunteer team at the finish funnel so all ran smoothly.

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We also have a great bunch of Duke Of Edinburgh Candidates who help us week on week by volunteering. This is children from local schools or organisations who are completing their Bronze, Silver or Gold awards, and have chosen to complete their required volunteering with us. Thanks Guys!!

Roman

This Saturday we saw Roman complete his 26 weeks, the requirement for his Silver Award, and you've guessed it, it also means he's a now member of the 25Volunteer Club and a proud owner of the purple milestone T-Shirt too. Congratulations Roman! Even better, Roman wants to continue volunteering with us. YAY! You see folks, volunteering really is fun, why not give it a try!

This week our event was made possible by 43 high Viz Heros:

Jerry SHIELD • Michele WHITEHURST • Philip WHITEHURST • Denise DAY • Sheena KEEP • Jenny WALKER-LEACH • Jenny CAMPBELL TRAYFORD • Kevin DAY • Barry MILLER • Christopher MILLER • Margaret MILLER • Jack LEACH • Andrew LEACH • Helen RICHARDS • Clare MCDERMOTT • Wendy BRIMICOMBE • Troy BENNETTON • Jules BOOTH • Michele SHIELD • Philip BENHAM • Rick BOVILL • Nicola BARKER • Alex BARRETT • Ian BANDY • Daniel SALMON • Chris LE FEVRE • Lucy GLADDIS • Scott WINTHROP • Katy ASTLE • Aileen BARROW • Maria SMITH • Robert GRAHAM • Roger CRICKMORE • Neil WELLINGTON • Roman FRY • Les BONIFACE • Brooke BENNETTON • Paul ARNAUDY • Andrew NEAGLE • Mary MELLOR • Claire CARLIN • Paul CARLIN • Dominic WOOD

438 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 47 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

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

The male record is held by Daniel MULRYAN who recorded a time of 15:45 on 29th December 2018 (event number 81).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:53 on 17th August 2019 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HORDER who recorded 92.14% (22:41) on 13th January 2018 (event number 32).

Upton House parkrun started on 3rd June 2017. Since then 8,241 participants have completed 39,867 parkruns covering a total distance of 199,335 km, including 7,060 new Personal Bests. A total of 677 individuals have volunteered 4,203 times.

 

Event #132 – 1st January 2020

Many thanks to Katy Astle a regular volunteer at Upton House, for our first run report of the year.

Our High Viz hero's truly were amazing this morning and we're excited for the year ahead at Upton House. Why not give volunteering a go in 2020. All the tasks are quick and easy to learn. Why not come along and marshal and get an idea of how things work. All you need is the ability to clap lots, shout a little and an abundance of enthusiasm.

Give it a try in 2020 and before long, like Katy you'll be on your way to earning your purple T-shirt and becoming a proud member of the 25volunteer club.

What a great way to start the new year. 659 people ran, jogged and walked Upton House parkrun to celebrate the new year, breaking a new attendance record by 115!!! And the best thing of all, we all got a parkrun PB for 2020!! The earlier start and slightly misty, dull morning obviously didn't put anyone off being part of the fabulous parkrun community and Upton House is always such a great location for a 5K.
Well done to all who did the double - some went on to Bournemouth and some even went to Yeovil hunting for the rare letters to get their alphabeteer badge!

Congratulations to the milestone runners - Duncan completing his 50th and Sue, John and Lisa completing their 100th runs!! Also well done to all those first timers - especially those embarking on their parkrun journey.

Duncan Lane - Celebrating 50!

Duncan Lane - Celebrating 50!

This fab event would not have been possible without the support of our High Viz Heroes - great volunteering effort from them all to make a busy event run smoothly.
Also a special mention to the runner in the red 50 top who helped a park visitor relocate his dog - this guy ran extra to help the dog who I think got confused by the sheer number of runners. Luckily dog and owner were safely reunited. Just goes to show what a friendly bunch the parkrun family are.
So what are your parkrun resolutions for the coming year? Will it be to smash your PB, volunteer more, tourist more or just continue to enjoy this free, weekly timed event that we are so lucky to have available to us? Maybe your aim is to run up all the Upton house hills!!
My aim for this year is to join the 25volunteer club - only 13 more to go.
Good luck to you all on your running journey in 2020 and Happy New Year!

659 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 198 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 78 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Michele WHITEHURST • Kirsty WESTON • Christopher MILLER • Margaret MILLER • Kate HUGHES • Helen RICHARDS • Michael WESTON • Alison HARDY • Tony PAYNE • Wendy BRIMICOMBE • Chris SPARKES • Jules BOOTH • Philip BENHAM • Rick BOVILL • Jess WHEADON • Sam ADKINS • Katy ASTLE • Aileen BARROW • Maria SMITH • Henry COX • Tracy CRICKMORE • Duncan LANE • Neil BICHARD • Sam COX • Jan BONIFACE • Kelly FRY • Roman FRY • Les BONIFACE • Jayme BENHAM • Graham MCMASTER • Andrew NEAGLE • Nicola SHEPPARD • Mary MELLOR • Claire CARLIN • Paul CARLIN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Upton House parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Daniel MULRYAN who recorded a time of 15:45 on 29th December 2018 (event number 81).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:53 on 17th August 2019 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HORDER who recorded 92.14% (22:41) on 13th January 2018 (event number 32).
Upton House parkrun started on 3rd June 2017. Since then 8,194 participants have completed 39,429 parkruns covering a total distance of 197,145 km, including 7,014 new Personal Bests. A total of 675 individuals have volunteered 4,160 times.

 

Event #130 – 21st December 2019

'Well where shall I start with today's parkrun' by Phil Benham

A Big Thank You to all the volunteers and runners who came out today. It was my first time as RD (Run Director), so thanks to all who enjoyed the morning. For those of you not sure what that entails basically, "The Run Director is in charge of a particular event on a specific day ". Lets just say I've been on a high all day and grinning like a Cheshire cat.

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I started my parkrun journey about 2 years ago at Moors Valley, as Upton House was still in the planning stage at the time. At this time I was a back of the field parkrunner, quite happy with a 45-min time. Now I'm down to a 32-min time and still improving gradually. I tend to help more than I run these days, having volunteered 71 times and run 52 times, but I love giving back to parkrun. I joined the Upton House parkrun Core Team about a year ago and had done all the volunteer roles except RD, which I did today.

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I love being at Upton House for the trail type course, the fantastic runners and volunteers. It's like a second family to a lot of us, always supportive and eager to help, the ever changing scenery across the year. Most of you know me as a 'Lonely Goat' from the tops I wear, or as a Photographer, or for my lovely colourful leggings I tend to wear for parkrun. I started learning the basics and worked my way up to running the event today - it's been a journey and one which we can all make.

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Don't forget we are here on New Years Day at 8:30am, a little earlier so you can do a double with Bournemouth parkrun at 10:00am, if you wish, or as a warm up for the Broadstone 1/4 marathon up the road.

Have a Great Christmas and enjoy!

This week's stats:

274 people ran, jogged and walked the course, Which started a bit damp but turned out so much better. Our last parkrun before Christmas of whom 29 were first timers and 13 recorded new personal bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Michele WHITEHURST • Keith MANN • Denise DAY • Sheena KEEP • Kim DURDLE • Roger HERBERT • Lucy HARVEY • Kirsty WESTON • Kevin DAY • Barry MILLER • Ruth PAYNE • Helen RICHARDS • Wendy BRIMICOMBE • Jules BOOTH • Philip BENHAM • Alan BLANCHFLOWER • Daniel SALMON • Lucy GLADDIS • Scott WINTHROP • Aileen BARROW • Mark GALPIN • Neil O'SHEA • Neil WELLINGTON • Marley HENSHAW • Stephanie GALPIN • Kelly FRY • Elizabeth HUMPHREYS • Roman FRY • Paul ARNAUDY • Jayme BENHAM • Graham MCMASTER • Andrew NEAGLE • Mary MELLOR • Claire CARLIN • Paul CARLIN

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

The male record is held by Daniel MULRYAN who recorded a time of 15:45 on 29th December 2018 (event number 81).
The female record is held by Annabel GUMMOW who recorded a time of 17:53 on 17th August 2019 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HORDER who recorded 92.14% (22:41) on 13th January 2018 (event number 32).

Upton House parkrun started on 3rd June 2017. Since then 7,947 participants have completed 38,384 parkruns covering a total distance of 191,920 km, including 6,927 new Personal Bests. A total of 671 individuals have volunteered 4,092 times.