Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 315 – 4th May 2019

Sorry, we've been slightly busy travelling and / or racing so run reports have been a little sporadic of late, but we're trying to get back on track. To all of you who have had significant runs, PBs etc. over the last few weeks - Well done (and sorry!)

This week 459 people ran, jogged and walked the course - we still haven't hit the elusive 500! Of those 97 ... yes 97 were first timers and out of those 24 completed their first ever parkrun. The parkrun family continues to grow week-by-week!

We had 58 people record new Personal Bests, with 8 of them having completed more than 50 parkrun previously.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers: Thank you! If you were one of those please take a bow.

Volunteering is the life blood running through parkrun, without it, it simply does not happen. Can I put a plea out to please make life slightly easier on our volunteer co-ordinators and for folks to volunteer on a regular basis and to commit to that at the start of the week. Whilst we very much appreciate every single volunteer, it would be fabulous for our VCs not to be on tender hooks all week and for those that volunteer late on a Friday evening to come forward earlier. To those that don't volunteer, if you've completed more than 5 runs with us and are over 18; it's your turn!

Onto our headlines and it was good to see Brian O Connor running back with us for his 51st time of being first over the line at Wimpole parkrun in a time of 16:41! Huge congratulations on your new PB, but still a little way to go to grab our course record. (I'd love to see you do it though!) Our fastest female this week was Tansy Challis, who crossed the line in 20:48 in 25th place overall. Our fastest male junior was Lucas Blackwell (15-17) who was obviously having a bit of a tussle with his brother and was just pipped on the line by 9 seconds finishing in 19:35 and 8th place overall.
Our fastest female junior was Lily Goodwin (15-17) who finished in 25:11. Well done to all.

We had 2 significant runs this week too. Sally Lansley (Hi - if you're the Sally I'm thinking of I didn't know you came along to Wimpole! not sure how I've missed you 50 times! Sorry!) and Gary Gunn (thanks for all your volunteering) both completed their 50th. Congratulations on the best part of a year's running!

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

Until next week, unless you fancy joining us for defib training tonight!

Happy parkrunning,

Debs & James

The female record is held by Charlotte Tara MURPHY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 6th August 2016 (event number 182).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:45 on 15th July 2017 (event number 228).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary HOLMES who recorded 90.31% (28:22) on 6th September 2014 (event number 85).

Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 11,485 participants have completed 84,051 parkruns covering a total distance of 420,255 km, including 13,215 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,113 individuals have volunteered 8,730 times.

 

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 310 – 30th March 2019

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Wow our numbers are slowly creeping up - 443 of you joined us for some Wimpole parkrun magic at the weekend with 47 first timers, 17 of you completing your first ever parkrun and starting the road to addiction! We had 21 of you completing your 2nd parkrun - We'd love that number to also stay above the first timers, as we love to welcome people back. We had and a huge 71 PBs!
 
We're completely reliant on volunteers - they are the life blood of parkrun and everyone of us at Wimpole is just that - a volunteer. Please be one of the 30 this week who step up to the mark. A huge thank you to everyone who did last week.
 
At the front of the cafe queue this week we had Aaron McGrady, who was a first timer to Wimpole, he led the pack home in 16:45! A very impressive run and exactly 60 seconds off our course PB. We had 14 runners who were sub 20 this week. Our fastest female this week was Emily Talbot with a brand spanking PB (What a run!) in 20:27 - she was also our fastest female junior (11-14). Our fastest male junior was Oliver Warburton (15-17) who completed the course in 19:02 - also with a new PB! That only leaves our fastest female adult which was Holly Christopher in 21:40 - also with a PB (it must have been something in the water this week!)
 
We did have some significant runs and I was personally very sorry to miss John Barber, one of our fantastic veterans (70-74), complete his 250th! John, you're an inspiration to us all - Very well done! https://www.facebook.com/ruth.mcguinness.589/videos/397863304325695/
 
We had 4 people who achieved their 50th - Miranda Horlor, Sarah Provan, Andrew Rawlings and Peter Allen - congratulations on a year of parkrun!
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page.
 
 
Until next week ....
 
Happy parkrunning ...
 
Debs & James
 
The female record is held by Charlotte Tara MURPHY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 6th August 2016 (event number 182).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:45 on 15th July 2017 (event number 228).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary HOLMES who recorded 90.31% (28:22) on 6th September 2014 (event number 85).
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 11,151 participants have completed 81,988 parkruns covering a total distance of 409,940 km, including 12,926 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,094 individuals have volunteered 8,568 times.
 

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 307 – 9th March 2019

If you want a great idea of our run this week, please do check the video that we posted on Saturday courtesy of Caroline Baker. So these are just the headlines!
 
We had 408 people taking part, 46 first timers people and 26 Pbs. Well done if that was you!
 
We needed 40 volunteers to put this week's run on (higher number due to pacers). Please do step forward if you can help Clarke fill the roster for this week.
 
We had a few significant runs. Patrick Gosling completed his 250th, Nicki Cartwright, Charlotte Dyer and Brian Shand all completed their 100. Trevor Morgan, Russel Valiant and Paul Stafford all completed their 50 and Amelie Dryer and Freddie De la Sayette completed their 10th! Congratulations!
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page. Our first male over the line this week was unfortunately unknown, so please do remember your barcodes. Our fastest female was Sophia Hodges in 22:46. Our fastest male junior was Robbie Andrews (11-14) who finished in 20:04 and our fastest female junior was Emma Sarginson (15-17) who finished in 25:33.
 
Until next week,
Happy parkrunning,
 
Debs & James
 
The female record is held by Charlotte Tara MURPHY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 6th August 2016 (event number 182).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:45 on 15th July 2017 (event number 228).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary HOLMES who recorded 90.31% (28:22) on 6th September 2014 (event number 85).
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 11,018 participants have completed 80,794 parkruns covering a total distance of 403,970 km, including 12,782 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,091 individuals have volunteered 8,472 times.
 

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 306 – 2nd March 2019

We thought it was fabulous to be back on the hill and apparently, you agreed with us! Even with the Cambridge half the following day we had our largest field for a while with 396 of you taking part! Out of those 396, 37 were first timers with 9 runners completing their first ever parkrun. 40 recorded new Personal Bests and our PB shout outs are going to: James Thompson - who completed his 250th! and to Alfie and Henry Pipe who both managed to clock pbs at the weekend. It must have been a happy Pipe household on Saturday with only 17 seconds between them!
 
The event was made possible by 39 volunteers. Volunteers are the life blood of parkrun and we value each and everyone of you. Many thanks for your support - and there are always extra positions for those of you that haven't been tempted yet. It is worth reminding people that we are all volunteers - and all giving up our run to enable the parkrun to happen. Please do join us!
 
As mentioned we did have some significant runs this weekend too with James Thompson completing his 250th - Thanks for all the treats! Dean Rilley completed his 100th and Christine Downham, Damon Rainsford and Wayne McCulloch all completed their 50th runs. Excellent running all.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page.
However, our headlines were that Paul Begley led the field home in 18:22, and our fastest female was Fiona Tideswell who finished in 21:31. On to our juniors and our fastest male junior was Alfie Pipe (11-14) in 19:45 and our fastest female junior was Etta Salam-Browne (11-14) who finished in 24:24.
 
We will be back on the hill this weekend, and we will have a paced run again. We'd love to see as many of you there as possible.
 
Until Saturday ...
 
Debs & James
 
The female record is held by Charlotte Tara MURPHY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 6th August 2016 (event number 182).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:45 on 15th July 2017 (event number 228).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary HOLMES who recorded 90.31% (28:22) on 6th September 2014 (event number 85).
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 10,972 participants have completed 80,386 parkruns covering a total distance of 401,930 km, including 12,756 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,088 individuals have volunteered 8,432 times.
 

Wimpole Estate parkrun: Event number 303 – 9th February 2019

It was one of those weeks when Southerners were probably best advised to stay at home and not travel and Northerners needed their big coat! However, that didn't stop 321 people heading out in gale force winds to tackle our winter course with a head wind!
 
Unbelievably, we had 4 folk who picked the windiest parkrun ever as their first - we can confidently say it will be easier for you next week; and thanks for coming along.
 
Against the wind we also had 11 who completed a PB, to be honest were not sure what you've been doing the rest of the time; unless there was part of the course when you were simply blown along?? Congratulations if you were one of those lucky 11.
 
As ever we were extremely grateful to our volunteers. If you haven't volunteered yet - please do get involved. The more people that do, the more sustainable our event becomes (and some of our regulars would really like to run - you could make that happen!) Clarke is being a volunteer co-ordinator for the first time this week - he'd love your support!
 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimpole Estate parkrun Results Page. However, I need to give a big shout out to Brian O'Connor. He crossed the line in 19:06 (which was slower than usual to be honest, due to the wind) but this was his 50th first finisher at Wimpole! Congratulations Brian!
 
Our first lady also had a tremendous run - Rachel Leah, came in 3rd place overall, with a time of 20:16, and that was also her 100th parkrun - welcome to the black T shirt wearing gang, Rachel.
 
Onto our juniors and our fastest male junior was Lucas Blackwell (15 - 17) in 21:07 and our fastest female junior was Emily Talbot (11-14), who was 2nd lady overall and finished in 21:52. Definitely two to watch for the future!
 
We had several significant runs this weekend. Mark Burrows, Iain Curran and Rachel Leah all entered the 100 club, and Anthony Smith entered the 50 club - Well done to all.
 
Until next week ...
Happy parkrunning....
 
Debs & James
 
The female record is held by Charlotte Tara MURPHY who recorded a time of 17:58 on 6th August 2016 (event number 182).
The male record is held by Ian KIMPTON who recorded a time of 15:45 on 15th July 2017 (event number 228).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary HOLMES who recorded 90.31% (28:22) on 6th September 2014 (event number 85).
 
Wimpole Estate parkrun started on 12th January 2013. Since then 10,858 participants have completed 79,264 parkruns covering a total distance of 396,320 km, including 12,573 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,078 individuals have volunteered 8,338 times.
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