(not)parkrun Details

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*** Hello all you lovely people ***

Missing Winchester parkrun?

Not done a 5k walk/run/jog for a while?

Or maybe you've upped your training and want to show off your new times to your parkrun pals...

Whatever the reason the new (not)parkrun initiative could be just what you are looking for.

Log a 5k run, walk or jog through your parkrun profile page and see the weekly results on the Winchester parkrun web page - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/winchester/results/notparkrun/
[We've already got two plucky participants ;-)]
1. See the parkrun blog post here:

https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2020/06/10/notparkrun-is-here/

2. Find out how to log in to your profile page here:

https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200038752-How-do-I-update-my-personal-details-

3. Get the answer to any questions you have here:
https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009843618

Remember:
- avoid our usual course at the usual time
- adhere to all the usual and current Coronavirus guidelines
- it's just a bit of fun

#loveparkrun #lovenotparkrun

 

The (not) parkrun Initiative

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A quick note to let you know about the *(not)parkrun* initiative starting very soon.

** Just to be clear from the start: This is NOT the restart of parkrun **

If like some of the core team, your running/walking/jogging adventure has slowed (or stopped) since lockdown, then *(not)parkrun* could be the perfect encouragement to get you back out there.

In short, you will be able to log a time for a 5k walk/jog/run that you've done at anytime during the week.

Importantly, this should not be on our usual parkrun course and should incorporate all the current guidelines for physical activity.

It works a bit like the parkrun ‘Freedom run’ – an opportunity for you to self-declare the date and time of a walk, jog or run and at the same time represent Winchester parkrun.

You can record up to one activity per day, with your fastest time each week included in a weekly results table.

Full details are here: https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2020/06/10/notparkrun-is-here/

We'll be keeping you posted here as more details emerge. Do feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

The parkrun Core Team

#loveparkrun

 

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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Supporting Trinity at Christmas Time

As mentioned on Saturday, Winchester parkrun is behind the 2018 Trinity Christmas Box Appeal. Trinity are a local charity putting in lots of hard work for local homeless people.

Have a look at the picture below to give you some ideas for donations. And no pressure - give as little or as much as you like.

And if you'll find it difficult to drop things off we're making it a lot easier for you. Bring your donations along to next week's parkrun (15th December) and we'll make sure they all get delivered to Trinity before the 19th December cut off date.

 

1812 Trinity Xmas Box Appeal

 

Yuletide Timetable

Hello all you lovely people.

 

Yuletide dates for your diary:

 

We will be running extra parkrun events at Winchester on Xmas day and on New Year's Day.

 

The wonderfully enthusiastic Tim will be Run Director on Xmas day. We’ll be starting at 9am. There may be a Secret Santa.

 

And on New Year's Day we'll be starting at 9am with an opportunity to do a second at either Southampton or Eastleigh which both start at 10:30am.

 

Winchester parkrun #272, 25th August

Not many people start their wedding days by running 5km at 9am, but for Andy Greenleaf - our course record holder - a parkrun was just the way to kick off his big day. Asked by event director David whether he was planning to go for a PB, he said no, but nonetheless was our first finisher in a modest 16:05 - a time most of us can only dream of! Andy also brought several speedy friends with him, meaning we had six finishers who were under 17 minutes. Well done Andy and we hope you had a fantastic wedding day!

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The parkrun was also special for another person, Robbie Downer, who is one of our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers. This Saturday's event was his final volunteering session with us, and he took the opportunity to be the day's run director. Robbie calmly delivered the pre-run briefing to the runners, even getting a few laughs out of the audience. He did a great job this week making sure the event ran smoothly, and has been reliable and performed well in all his previous volunteering sessions too. A big thank you to Robbie from everyone at Winchester parkrun for your commitment and help.

There were 371 runners, walkers or joggers in total this week, of whom 50 were new to Winchester parkrun - welcome to you all and we hope you'll come and join us again. One of those 50 was Jon Oldham, who ran his 50th parkrun. Siggi Narang also ran her 50th, and Patrick Warburton and Robin Speed both ran their 100th parkruns (you kept that quiet, Patrick!). Well done to all of you.

As always, thanks to all of the volunteers who made the event possible. It's particularly helpful for our volunteer coordinator Ann if she knows in advance when people are available to help, so please email winchesterhelpers@parkrun.com if you know which Saturdays you could volunteer. Training is given for all roles on the day, and you'll get a step closer to your purple volunteer t-shirt!

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