Woodley parkrun Event #371

Words by Rob Widdis
Published by Joanne Kent

Sadly, no actual run report this week, and no photographer came forward either, unless there’s some that we’re not aware of??

This week we had visitors from that there London, from Frimley, from TVP and quite a few from Marlow where the course was under the river Thames. We hope they all felt very welcome, and we all hope they’ll come back and see us again.

We’d love to hear the perspectives of one of our runners next week, we’d love to have a report writer or a photographer – go on, dig out your ballpoint and / or Kodak and give it a go!

Here are the STATS:

This week 296 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

David SAYER • David Howard CASWELL • Michael Ian SOUTHERTON • Joanne KENT • Eoin Stuart MCLEOD • Samantha WHALLEY • Colin TENNANT • Rob WIDDIS • Patrick HALL • Lesley QUINN • Stan PATTENDEN • Elizabeth SARJENT • Simon ARTHUR • Ian MCGUINNESS • Graham TOOTH • Sarah BATE • Linda JANE • Robert HORSKINS • Celia HORSKINS • Charlotte MILLER • Yui BENNETT • Fran NICHOLS • Toby SPLAIN

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

The male record is held by Robert CORNEY who recorded a time of 15:17 on 6th April 2019 (event number 341).
The female record is held by Naomi MITCHELL who recorded a time of 17:22 on 11th May 2019 (event number 346).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HOSKINS who recorded 91.55% (18:32) on 30th March 2019 (event number 340).

Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 10,037 participants have completed 95,581 parkruns covering a total distance of 477,905 km, including 15,624 new Personal Bests. A total of 860 individuals have volunteered 7,827 times.


 

Woodley parkrun Event #370

Words by Rob Widdis
Published by Sam Whalley

No actual run report this week, and no photos either (sad face emoji) so just a few things to tide you all over until Saturday

This week we had visitors from Reading, Bracknell, Basingstoke and Orpington and six runners for whom it was the very first time at a parkrun. We hope they all felt very welcome, and we all they’ll come back and see us again.

In 93rd place was Steve Dillamore, one of our first timers on Saturday. Steve’s done most of his parkrunning at Reading, but he was a lucky boy on Saturday at Woodley where he became our 10,000th different (known) finisher – so virtual high fives all round there. Now unfortunately there’s no prize for being our 10,000th different (known) finisher, but if Steve wants to bung me a tenner next time he’s at Woodley, he’d be very welcome to do so.

That’s it for this week, we’ll be hugely keen to recruit a wordsmith and / or a camerasmith to capture Woodley parkrun in all of its glory next Saturday, but even if you don’t fancy either of those roles, why not dust off your volunteering trousers and give something else a go?

Here are the stats:

This week 333 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

David SAYER • Bruce SARJENT • David HARWOOD • Nicola CHADWICK • Ros CRAWFORD • Joanne KENT • Eoin Stuart MCLEOD • Amanda HALL • Samantha WHALLEY • Rob WIDDIS • Patrick HALL • Owen LLOYD • Geoff WHITE • Elizabeth SARJENT • Jessica DOLAN • Vicki SMITH • Debbie KING • Simon ARTHUR • George PARKER • Peter GLASS • Tracy RICHARDSON • Michelle LARGE • Yui BENNETT • Toby SPLAIN

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

The male record is held by Robert CORNEY who recorded a time of 15:17 on 6th April 2019 (event number 341).
The female record is held by Naomi MITCHELL who recorded a time of 17:22 on 11th May 2019 (event number 346).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HOSKINS who recorded 91.55% (18:32) on 30th March 2019 (event number 340).

Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 10,015 participants have completed 95,285 parkruns covering a total distance of 476,425 km, including 15,583 new Personal Bests. A total of 858 individuals have volunteered 7,804 times.

 

Woodley parkrun Event #369 – The Wild One!

Words by Iain MacKenzie
Pictures by Debbie King
Published by Sam Whalley

The forecast heavy rain and strong winds arrived in time to make this parkrun the worst conditions that many of us have taken part in. The view on arrival for me, was of Hi Vis volunteers sheltering under the big oak tree. Temperature 9 degrees C. Top field, I was told, was very muddy!

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When I looked at the Woodley parkrun Facebook page on finishing work at midnight, it was pleasing to see photos had already been posted and appreciative comments of the support given by the Hi Vis heroes.  For example, I quote.” Proper dedication to brave that horrid weather. Truly miserable to be standing and cheering us on. Horrid conditions greatly appreciated the support of the Hi Vis heroes!”

Run Director Rob welcomed all to Woodley especially first timers and tourists. Virnon Richter was visiting from the Botanical Garden parkrun Pretoria, so I had to take a quick look at their page. Like many parkruns in South Africa it is very well supported averaging 1000 participants every week. Nearer to home we had ‘tourists’ from Bristol and Worcester as well as other places, as not all shout out their home run!

Milestones today go to: 100 Club – Rob Thompson dressed  as Tortoise 100! 50 Club - Rob Holton and Mike Cotton. Unofficial, milestone 300th parkrun for Joanne Kent. Congratulations on these achievements! To those achieving a PB well done in such slippery top field conditions.

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From the results I identified two running parkrun for the very first time. Well done Lesley Atkinson on finishing 145th in 40:34. Often in the results we see ‘Unknown’. In this week’s result there was only one ’Unknown’ finishing 154th. However, I can put a name to this person as in my capacity as Tail Walker I was able to talk with Claire, running her first ever parkrun, but not knowing to print off and bring along her barcode. I admired her determination to finish today and assured her she was unlikely to see such awful weather conditions again! Well done Claire and welcome to the parkrun family.

So as I complete my 3rd consecutive parkrun report, work and travel will mean my absence from Woodley until 21st Dec. I note the run report is one of the least volunteered for roles. It was good to see parkrun provide a much more detailed results page from this week. The results are now listed in Compact or Detailed form in Position order, Total parkrun order and Age Grade order. The compact results show those first timers and PB achievers easily identified which is very useful to the run report writer. I look forward like many to reading the Woodley parkrun report, who will take up the challenge of writing future reports?

Whether you ran, jogged, walked or volunteered you were all winners today in your determination not to be beaten by the weather! Well done to everyone.

Until the next time, Happy parkrunning!

Now to the Stats:

This week 155 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Nicholette SAYER • Mary HOLT • David HARWOOD • Eoin Stuart MCLEOD • Amanda HALL • Samantha WHALLEY • Amanda TIPLADY • Rob WIDDIS • Owen LLOYD • Lesley QUINN • Elizabeth SARJENT • Jessica DOLAN • Debbie KING • Simon ARTHUR • Michael PARKINSON • Linda JANE • Iain MACKENZIE • Brian OXBROUGH • Yui BENNETT • Toby SPLAIN

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

The male record is held by Robert CORNEY who recorded a time of 15:17 on 6th April 2019 (event number 341).
The female record is held by Naomi MITCHELL who recorded a time of 17:22 on 11th May 2019 (event number 346).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HOSKINS who recorded 91.55% (18:32) on 30th March 2019 (event number 340).

Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 9,995 participants have completed 94,952 parkruns covering a total distance of 474,760 km, including 15,549 new Personal Bests. A total of 857 individuals have volunteered 7,779 times.

 

Woodley parkrun Event #368 – Iain’s 50th

Run Report By: Iain Mackenzie
Photos By: Kevin Lewington
Published By: Andy Best

Woodley parkrun event 368 started for me the evening before with a check of the weather forecast. Why you ask? Well I had volunteered for Pre-event Setup and the thought of getting wet after a lap of the course placing the signage and discs out, before having to run 5km was not something to look forward to. The forecast predicted heavy rain over Berkshire from the west by 10am, windy with a high of 15c, mild for late October. Thankfully the forecast was right and we managed to get the parkrun completed before the rain set in for a really wet day ahead!

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The course was set up in good time and checked for safety. People were arriving in good numbers considering the weather conditions and the fact England were on TV at 9am in the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup! England defeated three-time world champions New Zealand 19-7 in a thrilling game to reach their first Rugby World Cup final in 12 years. We now know England will play South Africa in the final next Saturday morning at 9am. Set your TV to record the game and I’ll see you at Woodford Park as usual.

Run Director Andy commenced his briefing with a warm welcome to all, especially those running a parkrun for the very first time and visitors to Woodley. Next he mentioned those reaching a Milestone run and this week I took pride of place as I was the only Milestone today completing my 50th parkrun. I’d like to thank all fellow runners who congratulated me at the start and after the run. It was much appreciated and has encouraged me to try for the 100 Milestone parkrun. That I estimate will take another two years when I will be almost age 70!

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In respect of Milestone T Shirt awards I looked at the parkrun homepage and note their comments below. The clubs are as follows:
10 Club – Juniors completing 10 x 5km parkruns.
50 Club – Getting serious and completed 50 parkruns.
100 Club – The most sought after achievement.
250 Club – An impossible feat for many?
500 Club – 10 years of parkrunning!

Whilst I agree with these, in future there may be a need for a 1000 Club T Shirt. I say this as a look at today’s Woodley results revealed the second and third runners home were 10 Club runners, so at such a young age they will, we would hope reach 1000! Lizzie Davies a SW18-19 runner is well on her way finishing 37th in 22:47 has run 280 parkruns since 2013, with 254 parkruns plus 2 junior of her 280 at Woodley. Well done Lizzie. 1000 parkruns is well within your reach. Out of interest, in today’s results 14 runners were 10 Club and 21 runners 250 Club members. DSC_5767

Finally as always a very many thanks to all our volunteers who give of their time to make the Woodley parkrun the success it is...

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...and congratulations to all gaining a PB today, very well done as conditions were not ideal for PB running.

Now to the Stats:

This week 257 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Guy DAKIN • John Paul YOUNG • Nicholette SAYER • Joanne HENDRIE-HENDERSON • Sarah POTTER • Chris ROCK • Andy BEST • Eoin Stuart MCLEOD • Sara Jane BEST • Javier PEREZ-AMOROS • Hilary RENNIE • Colin TENNANT • Rob WIDDIS • David DIBBEN • Kevin LEWINGTON • Samuel ALSFORD • Vicki SMITH • Linda JANE • Iain MACKENZIE • Tracy RICHARDSON • Michelle LARGE • Toby SPLAIN

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

The male record is held by Robert CORNEY who recorded a time of 15:17 on 6th April 2019 (event number 341).
The female record is held by Naomi MITCHELL who recorded a time of 17:22 on 11th May 2019 (event number 346).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HOSKINS who recorded 91.55% (18:32) on 30th March 2019 (event number 340).

Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 9,987 participants have completed 94,797 parkruns covering a total distance of 473,985 km, including 15,539 new Personal Bests. A total of 856 individuals have volunteered 7,759 times.

 

Woodley parkrun event #367 – Milestone Magic

Words by Iain MACKENZIE
Pics by Kevin LEWINGTON
Published by Chris DREW

Welcome to the Woodley Run Report 367. If you were unable to attend this morning for whatever reason, you missed a great event run in almost perfect conditions. The sky was clear, not a cloud in sight with a slight breeze, temperature 8c, with a few sticky, muddy patches on the top field. I mention this as today we welcomed 254 to Woodley the lowest attendance since the 16 Mar 2019.

Run Director Andy welcomed all to Woodley and made special mention to Eoin Stuart McLeod on his 100th Volunteer day. Well done Eoin and much appreciated by all present. Hi Vis volunteers are so essential to a successful parkrun. Without you there would be no parkrun. Thank you for giving of your time!

Due to work and travel I have only been able to run 5 parkruns at Woodley during 2019. But I am pleased to say I can attend Woodley for 3 consecutive weeks and have volunteered to write the run report for these and also setup or close down. As is often mentioned one can volunteer for up to 4 roles and still run!

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Milestone runs I feel are very important, many shout outs are missed both on the day and in the Woodley run report. To be sure of a mention of your milestone, if you wish, please let the Woodley parkrun office know in advance, or on the day before the run director’s briefing. Nothing flags up to notify us in advance of a milestone especially for example if you have been on tour the previous week where your result will obviously not appear in the Woodley results. Today I want to mention the following milestones. Official milestone awards for 100 parkuns. Jessica Dolan. 50 parkruns Julita Jonaite, Dave Woolnough and Emma Vowell. Unofficial parkrun milestones last week 300 Emily Mason and today Tim Clark 200.

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Congratulations to you all. Those attaining a PB today congratulations it’s always nice to achieve a PB. Well done!

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We always like to welcome first timers to Woodley, tourists came from Salisbury, Manchester and closer to home California Country Park and Dinton Pastures. Of the 10 first timers I counted in the results, 6 were running for the very first time. Welcome to the parkrun family and hopefully many more to come. Two first timers I make mention of were Ben Gallagher who finished 8th in 20:21, he has run 3 at Dinton Pastures with his 4th at Woodley today bettering his time at each event. Well done Ben. Diane Followell a first timer at Woodley was running her 15th parkrun. Very unusual in that Diane has run her 15 parkruns at 15 different locations a true tourist!

Now to the Stats.

This week 254 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Nigel S HOULT • Guy DAKIN • Andy BEST • Eoin Stuart MCLEOD • Chris DREW • Sara Jane BEST • Hilary RENNIE • Hannah Kr PHELPS • David DIBBEN • Kevin LEWINGTON • Emma BENNETT • Jo BEST • Rod BEST • Katherine THOMPSON • Krishiha SATHEESKUMAR • Gopitha SATHEESKUMAR • Peter GLASS • Linda JANE • Iain MACKENZIE • Celia HORSKINS • Brian OXBROUGH • Tracy RICHARDSON • Michelle LARGE • Alistair PARRY • Jude LANCASTER • Toby SPLAIN

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

The male record is held by Robert CORNEY who recorded a time of 15:17 on 6th April 2019 (event number 341).
The female record is held by Naomi MITCHELL who recorded a time of 17:22 on 11th May 2019 (event number 346).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline HOSKINS who recorded 91.55% (18:32) on 30th March 2019 (event number 340).

Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 9,972 participants have completed 94,540 parkruns covering a total distance of 472,700 km, including 15,522 new Personal Bests. A total of 855 individuals have volunteered 7,737 times.

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