Winchester parkrun is cancelled on 4 April 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Fancy a fun local cross country event for charity?

Kick start your good intentions for 2020 and consider the 33rd George Skeates Cross Country Charity Fun Event

When: Sunday 12 January 2020 - Starts ±10:00
Where: The Town Hall, Stockbridge, Hampshire

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This event is all about having fun while raising funds for local charities; beneficiaries include Wessex Heartbeat, The INSPIRE Foundation and Horatio’s Garden.

Choose from:
- a tough but beautiful 8 mile countryside course comprising grassy, rutted and muddy tracks and sections of tarmac (expect tough & slippery going)
- or a flat 3 mile course of road & easy track

Adults - £15.00
Children - £6.00

Entry form attached or available from jebcrossman@gmail.com

2001010 33rd Geroge Skeates XC Entry Form

 

*** New Year’s Day parkrun is Go ***

Hello all you lovely parkrunners, walkers, joggers, buggies and doggies

Don’t forget to add New Year’s Day parkrun to your festive calendar.

That’s right! Winchester parkrun is at:

8.30am on New Year’s Day

We’ll also be needing volunteers and there is nothing quite like the magic of a parkrun to start 2020 as you mean to go on.

So come and share the parkrun love with us. We’re very excited!!!!!!!

 

Winchester parkrun #327 – 21st September 2019

Warm bright sunshine greeted the 457 parkrunners who attended Winchester parkrun today. The trees surrounding the playing fields are turning into a medley of autumnal colours. You can probably tell it is one of my favourite times of the year! It was my 100th parkrun today.

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I set off in November 2014 not thinking I could ever finish 5k let alone anything further but I felt instantly heartened by parkrun being for all ages, shapes and sizes. parkrun (and running generally) has become a much treasured time to pause the rollercoaster of work and a young family. Even if I cannot stamp out my worries, a run will always bring some clarity and peace. Along the way I've made some great friends - I always look forward to running banter with Ianthe, Eleni and Christina who were with me today, Katy far away in the distance! 28 minutes flies by with friends.

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So a big thank you to my husband who encouraged me to do that first parkrun nearly 5 years ago, and the volunteers without whom parkrun is not possible. The Clarendon Marathon is still on my bucket list but will have to wait while I get some more miles in my legs! Good luck to all those taking part and enjoy the stunning autumnal colours on 6th October.

 

Statistics:
457 parkrunners
First Male - Tim Smales
First Female - the unstoppable Katy Mardle
First Junior - Aidan Furby

Personal statistics - 99 parkruns at Winchester, 1 at Southampton on New Years Day as Winchester was under water!

3 people completed their 50th parkruns today - well done to Colin Scott, Julia Scott and Julian Hamblin.

2 juniors completed their 10th parkruns today - congratulations to Benjamin Batho and Alex Whittaker who marked the occasion with a new PB!

There were 58 were first timers and 64 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Geoffrey MEADS • Sarah Rachel DENNISON • David HOWELLS • Rob PORTER • Henry LAU • Ann STANHOPE • James SALTER • Joe HEMMANT • Rachel BATCHELOR • Lynn MCKEAGUE • John LA TROBE BATEMAN • Alexandra CHESSUM • Peter HAWKER • Julia BROOK • Carol PUSEY • Claire HOLLICK • James WHITE • Michael COLEMAN • John GRIFFIN • Ian PARKER • Jennifer LEISHMAN • Charlotte COULSON • Sally WESLEY • Michael S HOLLIS • Ethan WEBSTER • Jacob PRIDDLE • Alexander MANSFIELD • Kate OFFER

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

The female record is held by Carmen SANCHEZ TORIBIO who recorded a time of 17:20 on 16th May 2015 (event number 112).
The male record is held by Andy GREENLEAF who recorded a time of 15:22 on 3rd August 2019 (event number 321).
The Age Grade course record is held by Denise TOBIN who recorded 91.18% (23:38) on 20th April 2019 (event number 307).

Winchester parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 11,389 participants have completed 82,319 parkruns covering a total distance of 411,595 km, including 13,835 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,042 individuals have volunteered 6,914 times.

 

Winchester parkrun #310 – Gratton Surgery Takeover

This week we continued the upward trend in attendance with 431 people running, jogging and walking the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 82 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

This week we had a takeover by the team from the Gratton Surgery in Sutton Scotney. It was lovely to have them join in and we really hope to see lots of them back again soon.

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Thank you to 24 wonderful volunteers that made it all happen:

Peter ALDRIDGE • David GREENSLADE • David HOWELLS • Ann STANHOPE • Ancilla MCGINLEY • Jesse DUGGAL • Sheila SWEENEY • Naomi RIAL • Andrew TAYLOR • Julie CAIRNS • Martin HOPKINSON • Laura COWEN • Peter HAWKER • Fran HANSFORD • Lionel JONES • Yolanda PARKES • Adrian OWEN • John SWEENEY • Richard WIDDOP • Michael S HOLLIS • Chris TRAYLER • Ethan WEBSTER • Paul O'HALLORAN • Claudine KEIGHER

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

Winchester parkrun started on 27th April 2013. Since then 10,412 participants have completed 75,027 parkruns covering a total distance of 375,135 km, including 12,812 new Personal Bests. A total of 931 individuals have volunteered 6,381 times.

 

Winchester parkrun #293 – 13th Jan 2019

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The New Year's resolutions continued well into week 2 with another impressive turn out at Winchester. A new record of 465 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and an impressive 75 recorded new personal bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

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The Stubbington 10k on Sunday saw a few familiar faces donning the volunteer vest to give the legs a rest before race day. With temperatures into double figures, the rain holding off & the ground just about dry under foot it was a lovely morning for running. Before the start a quick group picture & a reminder that the King Alfred pub is now open for breakfast from 9am on a Saturday.

 

And then we were off ….

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As always the support of the many marshals spurred the entire field on & it wasn’t long before lap 1 became lap 2 and then finish. Well done to the first male and female participant - Marley Godden from Medway & Maidstone Athletic club finished in 17:01 & Tamsin Simmonds clocking 18:49. Both newcomers to the Winchester course!

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A special mention to Sarah Dennison who managed a new PB of 24:39 on her 281st park run…wow!

 

And big congratulations to those of all abilities who pushed themselves on to run, jog, push or walk the course. Whatever your level, it is without doubt the perfect way to start the weekend.

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Of course none of this fun would be possible without the small army of volunteers. This week 29 people helped out. A big thank you to:
Sarah ALDRIDGE • Kevin FRISBY • Glenna GREENSLADE • David GREENSLADE • Stephen LOWY • Richard SPALDING • Ann STANHOPE • Len BURGIN • Debbie INGHAM • Sean LOCKE • Mike HASTIE • Sheila SWEENEY • Justin BROOKING • Gordon WESTLEY • Lynn MCKEAGUE • Andrew TAYLOR • Patricia HEATON • Janet HAUGHTON • Nikki AYRISS • Adrian OWEN • John SWEENEY • Isabelle DARLINGTON • John GRIFFIN • Tom LAESSING • Colin SCOTT • Catherine LOCK • Michael S HOLLIS • Chris TRAYLER • Matt JONES.

 

Speaking as a recent volunteer convert I can thoroughly recommend it. Lots of different roles, none of which are tricky or take up too much time & some even allow you to run as well. Next time you’re not running why not help out? We are always keen to welcome new volunteers. Opt in to the Volunteer Email in your parkrun profile or send and email to winchesterhelpers@parkrun.com

See you next week!

Tom

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