Wendover Woods parkrun is cancelled on 31 October 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Alison’s 250th parkrun!!

Alison Roberts is a familiar chirpy, happy face at Wendover Woods parkrun - she has run 39 times and volunteered 30 times - but this week was a special milestone for her, she completed her 250th parkrun!

It's taken her 9 years and plenty of dedication and perseverance to overcome injury and illness so this is a fantastic achievement.

Keep going Alison, next target is 500 :-) !!

Not only that, her husband David is due to complete his 250th parkrun in the next week or so although he will probably do that at Aylesbury. An impressive family double!

This week 135 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 wonderful volunteers:

David ROBERTS • Dan WIZARD • Toby KNIGHT • Roger CLIFFE • Lesley CARD • Jacob RANCE-EKINS • Jeremy GREEN • Malcolm CARD • Ros EVENSON • Richard LONG • Nick REED • Richard GOMMO • Richard BROWN • Valerie BROWN • Alastair MOIR • Daniel CLIFFE • Alina EL-BADAOUI

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

 

IWD&THIS GIRL CAN

Wendover Woods parkrun - Event number 77 - 7th March 2020

In celebration of International Woman’s Day in conjunction with THIS GIRL CAN we had a full female volunteer roster for our parkrun this Saturday.  It was great to see 18 of us up early to organise the event with another 58 females taking part. The sun didn’t actually shine on us but it didn’t rain either so that was a bonus. Several of the runners took advantage of our new ‘This Girl Can’ photo frame and you may have seen some of the pictures on our facebook page.

We had a good turnout of male runners too bringing the total of runners to 140 which is a slight increase on the last couple of weeks.  We hope many of you will make Wendover Woods your favourite local parkrun and join us on a regular basis. And don’t forget that if for any reason you are unable to run, volunteering is always a good option to get you up and out and about on a Saturday morning. Just drop us an email and we will happily add you to the roster.

Congratulations goes out to Daniel Oakey & Mike Hicks who celebrated their 50th parkruns and Daniel Kingdon, Russell Elson, Emma Sansbury, Lucy Moore, Elizabeth Jones, Harry Woodard and Cris Garcia who all chose our parkrun to be their first ever.

I would personally like to thank Stuart, our ED, for locating several concrete blocks and drilling holes in them. You may have seen him before the start with drill in hand and wondered, what was his intention. Our finish funnel has always been an issue with the slightest breeze causing mayhem but hopefully, no more, as the new concrete blocks should solve the problem of how to keep the finish funnel upright.

Of the 140 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, 24 were first timers to Wendover Woods and 25 recorded new Personal Bests.  Representatives of 11 different clubs took part. We also had 8 UNKNOWNS taking part this week. Don’t forget parkrun is free to join and register and the barcode has other very important information such as your ICE contact details.  So just in case the unthinkable happens and we need to contact someone urgently, please, Register, Print and DON’T FORGET YOUR BARCODE.

It was good to hear that so many of the participants took the trouble to thank our volunteers on their way round.  It’s always nice to receive a thank you so THANK YOU for being so considerate.

The 18 volunteers were:- Jane MARTIN • Alison ROBERTS • Claudia SCRAGG • Louise QUINN • Helen HUBBARD • Lesley CARD • Corinne RICCIARDI • Louise BROOKES • Sam EVANS • Caroline SCRAGGS • Ros EVENSON • Alison BILL • Nicky LAVALLIN • Jess LAVALLIN • Jude KRETSCHMER • Charlotte TOMLIN • Valerie BROWN • Rosemarie WILKINS

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

The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 18:08 on 13th July 2019 (event number 43).

The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 16:14 on 24th August 2019 (event number 49).

The Age Grade course record is held by Lynda HEMBURY who recorded 88.27% (22:18) on 15th September 2018 (event number 1).

Wendover Woods parkrun started on 15th September 2018. Since then 3,671 participants have completed 9,482 parkruns covering a total distance of 47,410 km, including 1,627 new Personal Bests. A total of 227 individuals have volunteered 1,255 times.

 

Event 76 – the first ever leap-day parkrun

For weeks and weeks it had seemed that a characteristic of Saturday mornings was high winds and pouring rain, and 4am last Saturday was no different - it was looking like another good morning to be in the fence panel biz. On the drive up to the Woods the were several flooded sections of road which, along with hidden potholes, were pretty dangerous in places.

Fortunately by parkruntime things had started to calm down. It was still a bit grey and damp but much better than it had been.

At 8.45 it was looking like we had more volunteers that runners, but that soon changed as over 100 people, about a quarter of whom were first timers at the Woods, and all of whom were doing their first leap-day fingparkrun, emerged for the briefing and the start.

We welcomed Jackie and her friends who were there to celebrate her 250th parkrun.

Ross also joined us for his first ever parkrun. Hopefully it'll be the first of many.

I mentioned the treacherous state of the roads. One lady came up by train and, using one of those fold-up bikes with saucers for wheels, made it up the high street, through Halton, up Upper Icknield Way, through the fjords, up the main driveway (she didn't know about the more direct route) and, having been splashed and soaked, managed to miss the start. Nevertheless, after a brief false start, she was able to get back on track, overtake the tail, and make it back in a decent time. Tremendous effort.

This week is our International Women's Day / This Girl Can run where we'll be promoting female participation for volunteering, walking, jogging, running or even just spectating. Lesley will be leading an all-female volunteer team. Come and join us.

And don't forget - the next leap-day parkrun is just 28 years away. Put it in your diary!

Wendover Woods parkrun
Event number 76
29th February 2020

This week 108 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Alison ROBERTS • David ROBERTS • Toby KNIGHT • Stuart EKINS • Lauren FINES-ALLIN • Sam EVANS • Caroline SCRAGGS • Alison BILL • Chris BILL • Darren LEINWEBER • Richard LONG • Matthew WEST • Alf BATCHELOR • Carly RAYNSFORD • Richard BROWN • Valerie BROWN • Daniel CLIFFE • Alina EL-BADAOUI

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

The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 18:08 on 13th July 2019 (event number 43).
The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 16:14 on 24th August 2019 (event number 49).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lynda HEMBURY who recorded 88.27% (22:18) on 15th September 2018 (event number 1).

Wendover Woods parkrun started on 15th September 2018. Since then 3,647 participants have completed 9,342 parkruns covering a total distance of 46,710 km, including 1,602 new Personal Bests. A total of 225 individuals have volunteered 1,237 times.

 

Wild and windy fun (?) in the Woods!

Following last week's Storm Dennis related cancellation, we were back on again but, blimey, the weather was rough! Strong winds and driving rain greeted the runners as they set off, the only bonus being a helping wind for the final kilometre.

But, just as all the runners had finished and were heading home, the rain stopped and the sun came out, typical British weather!!

Spare a thought for the 13 volunteers who braved the awful conditions to ensure this event went ahead, thanks to you all:

Eleanor GRANT • Angelo LUCATELLO • Dan WIZARD • Helen HUBBARD • Lesley CARD • Malcolm CARD • Lauren FINES-ALLIN • Chris BILL • Darren LEINWEBER • Nick REED • Alf BATCHELOR • Katie BATEMAN • Alastair MOIR

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

The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 18:08 on 13th July 2019 (event number 43).
The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 16:14 on 24th August 2019 (event number 49).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lynda HEMBURY who recorded 88.27% (22:18) on 15th September 2018 (event number 1).

Wendover Woods parkrun started on 15th September 2018. Since then 3,621 participants have completed 9,234 parkruns covering a total distance of 46,170 km, including 1,592 new Personal Bests. A total of 224 individuals have volunteered 1,219 times.

 

Wendover Woods Parkrun Event number 74: The Calm Before the Storm

The weather reports threatened the worst storm of the century but the wind and rain held off for the morning so that our runners could get a bit of exercise before battening down the hatches.  pic1

It was a little damp under foot but then it is February. 123 people ran, walked and slid round the course. 33 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part. A special mention goes out to those who all ran their first ever Parkruns: David, Gareth, Philippa, Matt, Jeremy, Emma, Danielle, Delia and Michael.  Well done also to Bob who earned his milestone 50 tshirts and got a PB.

It was also a good week for our volunteers.  By the end of Sunday they had already filled up the roster and all I needed was someone to check the course.  I put out an email and ended up with 4 offers. We also had 2 photographers, you can see the great results on our Facebook page. Our brilliant volunteers are a great bunch and 12 of us met up for drinks on Friday evening for a post New Year celebration. This week’s volunteers were:
pic2Alison ROBERTS • Toby KNIGHT • Lesley CARD • Sarah DAVIS • Trevor LARK • Hermione HOUSTON • Lauren FINES-ALLIN • Craig FINES-ALLIN • Caroline SCRAGGS • Warren JACKSON • Alison BILL • Chris BILL • Greg LEFF • Frances LEFF • Nick REED • Richard GOMMO • Alastair MOIR • Daniel CLIFFE • Alina EL-BADAOUI

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

The female record is held by Chloe RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 18:08 on 13th July 2019 (event number 43).
The male record is held by Ben LIVESEY who recorded a time of 16:14 on 24th August 2019 (event number 49).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lynda HEMBURY who recorded 88.27% (22:18) on 15th September 2018 (event number 1).

Wendover Woods parkrun started on 15th September 2018. Since then 3,589 participants have completed 9,122 parkruns covering a total distance of 45,610 km, including 1,574 new Personal Bests. A total of 224 individuals have volunteered 1,206 times.


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