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Event number 51
7th March 2020

#This Girl Can #International Women’s Day Celebration

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We welcomed 54 runners, jogger, and walkers today.

Congratulations to our very first timers at parkrun, and all of our visitors, including from Daventry, Rugby, Milton Keynes and Southampton.

Leading the way to the finish line was Andrew Rosewell (20:09), David Down (20:59) and Andrew Lambeth (21:24, a PB). Our first lady across the finish line was Sarah Fountain (22:41). Well done to you all.

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Along with Andrew Lambeth, we had 7 other PBS today. Congratulations to: Sue Feasey, Isobel Lohan, Jeannie Mo, Alannah Lambeth, Chris Moysen, David Townsend and our very own Hannah St. Ledger-Harris.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:



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

The female record is held by Melanie WOOD who recorded a time of 20:04 on 16th February 2019 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Jonny REEP who recorded a time of 17:13 on 6th July 2019 (event number 21).
The Age Grade course record is held by Andy GREEN who recorded 83.44% (18:25) on 24th August 2019 (event number 28).

Watermeadows parkrun started on 16th February 2019. Since then 1,999 participants have completed 4,728 parkruns covering a total distance of 23,640 km, including 914 new Personal Bests. A total of 258 individuals have volunteered 972 times.


International Women’s Day (IWD) @parkrun – 7th March 2020

Research shows us that, across the world, women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun.

Despite the fact that females make 54% of registrations, they are less likely than men to take part in parkrun and to continue participating.

IWD parkrun is a fantastic opportunity to encourage more women and girls to participate in parkrun events all over the world.

This does not mean men will not be welcome. Of course they will be able to participate in parkrun on this day; everyone is always welcome to participate at parkrun! And in case you were wondering, International Men's Day is in November, on the 19th to be precise.


We will have special "This Girl Can" selfie frames and flags on the day and would encourage as many women as possible to come along and join in.

Bring your mother, your sister, your niece, your daughter, your grandmother, your best female friend especially if they've talked about doing parkrun but have been nervous about it! This is the perfect opportunity to convert them and maybe gain a new running buddy! So come along, dress in pink or purple (if you want).

parkrun ladies





The course has been checked this morning. It is waterlogged and unsafe to run on.

Our anniversary celebrations will de deferred to next week


Happy Birthday Watermeadows!

On Saturday 15th of February 2020, Watermeadows Towcester will be celebrating its 1st birthday!


Please come a celebrate with us, usual time, usual place.

You can run, jog or walk with us, or sign up to volunteer. Everyone is welcome.


There will be cake to enjoy too


Watermeadows Core Team


Watermeadows Run Report – Event 46 – 18th January 2020

A crispy, frosty, but sunny January Saturday morning led to the commencement of run number 46 at Watermeadows parkrun.  Run Director Brian Keers and his other 16 volunteers made way for a great January morning parkrun consisting of 62 parkrunners (47 male and 13 females, with 2 unknowns).


A special mention to Caroline Jardine who reached her volunteering milestone of 25.  Also another mention to Marcus Reid who came all the way from North Wales to be a voluntourist and was a tailwalker along with Rhianne Connor. [RD edit: one of our RD's Christopher St Leger-Harris also discovered it was his 25th volunteer as well after the event.  A big thank you and well done to all!]


First home today was young first timer Alfie Pipe (JM11-14) in 19.20 from the Tailenders club (sounds like an oxymoron - coming first but for the tailenders!).  Although it was his first time at Watermeadows, it was his 264th parkrun!  He was also the top rated for age runner too (73.36%).


First female home was Hannah May (VW35-39) in position 11 with a new PB and a time of 24.58.  Fiona Everingham (VW55-59) was the top female age graded runner (65.96%).


Congratulations to the 10 first time parkrunners and the 16, first time at Watermeadows, tourists.  Despite the muddy and cold conditions, there were 9 PB's achieved today (7 male and 2 female).  The ages of today's parkrunners ranged from 10 or under (4) to 60-64 (4) with the average age of 41 for men and 40 for women.

A great morning.


Thanks to the volunteers:

Christopher ST LEGER-HARRIS • Brian KEERS • Jo JAPP • Christopher MIDDLETON • Hannah ST LEGER-HARRIS • Tim SAUNDERS • Stephen NOBLE • Rhianne CONNOR • Marcus REID • Caroline JARDINE • Jeremy BINLEY • Felicity ST LEGER-HARRIS • Andrew CLANCY • Leila COUSINS • Celia PICKIN • Humphrey MARTEN • Sarah THOMPSON

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