#13 Hello 2020

Well hello 2020 and what a way to start the new year with a couple of records and a missing finish token.

A massive leap in registrations plus the usual new year resolutions saw an event record 446 participants descend on a calm, rain free racecourse where even the ever present puddle at the 2nd marshal position had halved in size. This does bring about a certain amount of congestion at the hill with the two way traffic, so remember to be polite to the dog walkers and other course users (the model plane displays are quite something in the summer months).
The second record was set by a visitor, Alistair McDonnell, who sprinted round in 15.53, knocking 6 seconds off the previous course record.
At the other end of the scale the walking group had its largest turn out with over 30 people hiking the distance, 3 of them attaining personal best times.

Lastly we have to announce the loss of token 345 which was handed out 35 mins and 22 seconds after the start of the event. A Facebook appeal has gone out and we remain optimistic for its return.

Remember the horses are in action this weekend so no run on the 11th, we are back on the 18th

See you all then

Martin

Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Event number 13
4th January 2020
This week 446 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 189 were first timers and 103 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Jo FLEMING • Tim ROBB • Steven Christopher ATHERTON • Clive PARPWORTH • Helene WRIGHT • Martin CABLE • Seren HARTWRIGHT • Abi MORTON • Phil MAWBY • Matt RASH • Matt HAYNES • Amanda HODGES • Steve HODGES • Helen PUGH • Catherine TAYLOR • Neil WORSNOP • Thea HAYNES • Anne LOVE • Michael PUGH • Colin LITTLEWOOD • Paul ELWELL • Vicki HARDING • Mary MCGRATH • Tom SOMERVILLE • Henry Graham LONGLEY • Karen MITCHELL • Archie MCCUNN • Thomas WERREN • Zani FRANKLIN

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

The female record is held by Georgie CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 18:14 on 26th October 2019 (event number 4).
The male record is held by Alistair MCDONNELL who recorded a time of 15:53 on 4th January 2020 (event number 13).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane KIDD who recorded 89.06% (22:06) on 26th October 2019 (event number 4).

Warwick Racecourse parkrun started on 28th September 2019. Since then 1,965 participants have completed 3,635 parkruns covering a total distance of 18,175 km, including 586 new Personal Bests. A total of 144 individuals have volunteered 342 times.

 

#12 Goodbye 2019

Hundreds of newcomers came to join the fun,
At this Saturday’s Warwick Racecourse parkrun.
PBs came in thick and fast, but
parkrun rules mean no-one comes last!
Yawning runners spurred on by the marshals’ cheers,

None of this would be possible without the volunteers.
Ever thought about helping out?
We’d love to have you, just give the RD a shout!

Young and old, fast or slow,
Everyone is welcome, just give parkrun a go.
All the runners met up in the Golf Centre at the end
Refreshed with a cup of tea and a chat with a friend.

Happy New Year from Warwick Racecourse parkrun see you in 2020!

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Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Event number 12
28th December 2019

This week 308 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 139 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

James HARTWRIGHT • Helen TUDGE • Deborah CHRISTMAS • Pete TEEVAN • Angela DAY • Trevor DAY • Simon PERKIN • Julian BOWDEN-WILLIAMS • Royston YOUNG • Seren HARTWRIGHT • Abi MORTON • Emma TEEVAN • Jeremy BURGUM • Jonathan CLUCAS • Billy MORTON • Amanda HODGES • Steve HODGES • Helen PUGH • Michael PUGH • Laura CLUCAS • Elaine CANTWELL • Vicki HARDING • Simon CLARKE • Rupert GRIFFITHS • Suzanne CLUCAS • Thomas WERREN • Gabrielle FREEMAN

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

The female record is held by Georgie CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 18:14 on 26th October 2019 (event number 4).
The male record is held by Matthew ELKINGTON who recorded a time of 15:59 on 21st December 2019 (event number 11).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane KIDD who recorded 89.06% (22:06) on 26th October 2019 (event number 4).

Warwick Racecourse parkrun started on 28th September 2019. Since then 1,776 participants have completed 3,189 parkruns covering a total distance of 15,945 km, including 483 new Personal Bests. A total of 132 individuals have volunteered 313 times.

 

#11 Twas the weekend before Christmas…

Twas the weekend before Christmas on Warwick Racecourse

when things started stirring, but not a racehorse.

Braving the cold, but at least no more rain

the faithful came out to do parkrun again.

 

Adults and youngsters and dogs of all breeds

some in Xmas jumpers but all on short leads

There were runners and walkers and buggies abound

all out with the purpose of pounding the ground 

 

They came dressed as elves and yes even a reindeer

a delightful array of Christmas fun and festive  gear 

Some antlers and tinsel and of course a Santa hat   

then they all got together for the welcoming chat.

 

The klaxon went off creating a surge at the start

and the quickest of runners went off like a dart.

Adults and children made their way round the track,

up and down to the cones and then doubling back.

 

Back along the path until the end appears in sight 

then a final spurt of speed using up all your might  

Check the time and your barcode, did you get a PB?

and then it's off to the clubhouse for a hot cup of  tea.

 

In sunshine! In drizzle!

In fog! And in snow!

parkrun keeps on going 

We never say no!

To the end of the track!

From the front to the back!

We keep on! We Keep on!

Keep on one and all!

 

parkrun welcomes all with a smile and good cheer 

We run or walk together so there's always someone near.

It’s a great way to spend time on a Saturday morn

getting up and out moving before most people yawn. 

 

Our thanks go to parkrun and we all want to say

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good day!"

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Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Event number 11
21st December 2019

This week 326 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 138 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Kathryn RATTRAY • Deborah CHRISTMAS • Martin CABLE • Doug RATTRAY • Amanda PARSONS • Ben PARSONS • Royston YOUNG • Seren HARTWRIGHT • Ellen POWELL • Victoria BARTHOLOMEW • Abi MORTON • Pippa WHITE • Harriet WHITE • Mark THOMAS • Gillian THOMAS • Helen PUGH • Catherine TAYLOR • Anne LOVE • Ian SHREEVE • Helen VENN • Paul ELWELL • Vicki HARDING • Shabnam SINGHAL • Daniel PICARIELLO • Erin RILEY • Henry Graham LONGLEY • Karen MITCHELL • Archie MCCUNN

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

The female record is held by Georgie CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 18:14 on 26th October 2019 (event number 4).
The male record is held by Matthew ELKINGTON who recorded a time of 15:59 on 21st December 2019 (event number 11).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane KIDD who recorded 89.06% (22:06) on 26th October 2019 (event number 4).

Warwick Racecourse parkrun started on 28th September 2019. Since then 1,637 participants have completed 2,881 parkruns covering a total distance of 14,405 km, including 422 new Personal Bests. A total of 121 individuals have volunteered 286 times.

 

#10 It wasn’t meant to rain

Who doesn't check the weather before setting out or at least look out the window. Its December I'm volunteering, its outside so waterproof jacket is a minimum down at the ever windy racecourse, however no one expected the rain to turn from steady drizzle at 8.30 into that colder wetter stuff. Now, it was not a monsoon and certainly wont have had Noah reaching for the hammer and nails, but it got colder and wetter especially for those expecting fairer conditions! The fingers at the finish funnel were freezing, screens could not be pressed, tokens would not slide out, but people were still smiling and that's why I love parkrun.

We were chosen by Peter Darwen as his 100th different parkrun to attend (a full Cowell) and he was joined by Dan Cale completing his 200th different event, yes a double Cowell, giving them a total of 672 parkruns between them.

Peter Darwen and Dan Cale

A final shout out to our RD for the day Amanda who guided a very cold n wet young lady to the corner of the golf centre close to the fire to warm up a bit before heading home.

See you all next week in your finest xmas tinsel

Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Event number 10
14th December 2019
This week 290 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 135 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Kathryn RATTRAY • Deborah CHRISTMAS • Martin CABLE • Doug RATTRAY • Amanda PARSONS • Ben PARSONS • Royston YOUNG • Paul DODSON • Abi MORTON • Steven TAYLOR • Matthew CAPEL • Robert MANTELL • Catherine TAYLOR • Gareth BROWN • Anne LOVE • Elaine CANTWELL • Paul ELWELL • Daniel PICARIELLO • Archie MCCUNN • Thomas WERREN

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

The female record is held by Georgie CAMPBELL who recorded a time of 18:14 on 26th October 2019 (event number 4).
The male record is held by Ian ALLEN who recorded a time of 16:37 on 23rd November 2019 (event number 7), and by Baljeev KANDOLA who also recorded a time of 16:37 on 30th November 2019 (event number 8).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane KIDD who recorded 89.06% (22:06) on 26th October 2019 (event number 4).

Warwick Racecourse parkrun started on 28th September 2019. Since then 1,499 participants have completed 2,555 parkruns covering a total distance of 12,775 km, including 377 new Personal Bests. A total of 114 individuals have volunteered 258 times.

 

Event cancelled 22 February 2020

Dear parkrunners

The Fabulous Fiver Friday (Ft The Budbrooke Chase) horseracing event is taking place at Warwick Racecourse on Friday 21 February 2020. As a result, Warwick Racecourse parkrun is cancelled the following day so that essential track repairs can be carried out.

Why not head to another parkrun, either a local one like Leamington, Coventry or Stratford upon Avon, or somewhere further afield? Or enjoy a week off and we'll see you the week after!

Best wishes,

Warwick Racecourse parkrun team

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