Wotton parkrun is cancelled on 2021-06-19 – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

IWD – parkrun celebration on 7th March 2020

Across the world, parkrun are joining in a celebration of female participation by hosting a special event on Saturday 7th March, ahead of International Women's Day the following day.

In England we are working with our partners Sport England, supporting the This Girl Can campaign to help address the gender gap seen widely in sports.

Bring a female friend, colleague or family member and walk, jog, run or volunteer together for #IWDparkrun - if they would like their time recorded please ask them to register and bring along their barcode.

#IWD

 

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Wotton parkrun #166 – 1st February 2020

Well that was parkrun number 166…. The first of 5 in February (this won’t happen again until I reach retirement….. I’ll let you all think about that, but it’s not anytime soon!) - the one where we managed to escape the rain.

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On Saturday we welcomed 49 runners to the legendary Wotton mud, including runners from London and Newport as well as some of the more local parkruns.

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We had 11 first timers to our lovely course and somehow 2 of you managed to achieve PBs.

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I have to mention Ted, who has now earned his white t shirt for completing 10 parkruns! Huge congratulations Ted!

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I have to say its lovely each time I am RD to have an opportunity to chat to the runners and it’s always nice to hear comments from our regular attendees and our tourists. One of the things I often hear is how friendly our parkrun is, how supportive the marshals are and what a fab course we have. I think we are very lucky to have such a lovely parkrun community, thank you to everyone for making our parkrun such fun and thanks to those who wear hi viz week on week to enable us to put parkrun on.
This week's hi-viz heroes were - Naomi PRICE • Kerry WHITTON • Thomas MORGAN • Grace MORGAN • Kerry MORGAN • Ann FITZJOHN • David FITZJOHN • Sarah WATT • Pauline DRAISEY • Dave DRAISEY • Christine GORDON • Adam ELDRIDGE • Sandy HOPES • Mary LENNOX • Helen LENNOX • Jeff GRAHAM • Samuel KING • Amy WATSON

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In other news, please can we try and stick to the mud and not widen the tracks, hopefully spring is on its way and the park will start to recover…. In the meantime we do need to try and look after it as best we can.

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Finally, next Saturday (8th Feb) we will once again have the opportunity to have a chat and a bacon roll in the 'parkrun café' - this will be held upstairs in the Sports Centre until 10.30am. All proceeds to Wotton Ladies Circle current charity (Southmead NICU).
Please remember to bring a change of shoes!!

** FINISH TOKEN #44 is still MISSING. Please check whether you accidentally took it home a couple of weeks ago. We'd love to hear from you if you did, so please get in touch so that we can use it again this week**

All photographs from January 2019 to current can be seen here

All photographs prior to January 2019 can be seen here

Latest results can be seen here

 

Wotton parkrun #165 – 25th January 2020

It was a balmy 6ºC when we arrived to set up parkrun,  it also wasn't raining which is currently an unexpected bonus. Despite it being rather a grey day, 84 brilliant parkrunners arrived raring to go. One of our Silver DofE volunteers, Sam gave a very confident Run Director Briefing and then we were off.

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We thanked volunteer marshal Alice Lewis as we passed and congratulated her on her 25th time volunteering - she has now earned her free purple volunteer t-shirt. Well done Alice.

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We had 10 first time visitors to parkrun and four people attending their first ever parkrun. Well done for taking the first (muddy) step on your parkrun journey!!

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First finisher was Steven Biles for the 4th time in 12 visits to Wotton - well done Steven. First female finisher was Zosia Young for the 7th time in 61 runs at Wotton. Well done guys.  Also huge congratulations to Carl Fivey who was running his 100th parkrun.

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Our fabulous team of volunteers made the morning run smoothly - grateful thanks to Kate WOODROW • Alan HONEY • Claire SEARLE • Tom MORGAN • Thomas MORGAN • Grace MORGAN • Kerry MORGAN • Ann FITZJOHN • David FITZJOHN • Nigel DODD • Pauline DODD • Alice LEWIS • Julie JENNER • Carl JENNER • Adam ELDRIDGE • Sandy HOPES • Mary LENNOX • Caroline BADRICK • Samuel KING • Amy WATSON

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This week we had our very first post-parkrun café. This was kindly made possible by Wotton Community Sports Centre and the Wotton Ladies Circle who made £30 for their charity - Southmead Baby Intensive Care Unit. Thanks to all who attended the café.
The next pop-up parkrun café will be on 8th February - hope to see you there for a post run drink, bacon butties and a natter.

** FINISH TOKEN #44 is still MISSING. Please check whether you accidentally took it home on Saturday. We'd love to hear from you if you did, so please get in touch so that we can use it again this week**

All photographs from January 2019 to current can be seen here

All photographs prior to January 2019 can be seen here

Latest results can be seen here

 

Wotton parkrun #164 – 18th January 2020

Recipe for Wotton parkrun #164

Serve from frozen for best results

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Prepare two heavy circuits of Wotton Community Mud

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Cover with a thin layer of ice overnight

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Source a generous serving of volunteers in bright yellow from 8.30

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Stack rice, one bottle of olive oil and 3 pounds of voucher in co-operative parcels

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Place cones to mark smooth corners

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Add a healthy bag of 77 runners

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Defrost under clear sunshine

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Mix together for 21 minutes 51 seconds until Stephen Biles is visible at the front

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Warm up for another 3 minute 25 seconds, and Kerry Whitton will emerge out of the pack

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If time allows, sprinkle 3 PBs at the finish

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Age grade can reach 67% for a Parfitt visitor

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For dessert, a selection of cakes to celebrate Rachel Goatman's almost 50th appearance!

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All this cooked up enthusiastically by volunteers Alice Lewis, Amy Watson, Ann Fitzjohn, Carl Jenner, Claire Searle, Dave Draisey, David Fitzjohn, Grace Morgan, Heather Cole, Helen Lennox, Jeremy Hull, Julie Jenner, Kerry Morgan, Kevin Brockway, Mary Lennox, Naomi Price, Pauline Draisey, Pip Marrow, Rachel Brown, Renate Harper, Samuel King, Sandy Hopes and Thomas Morgan

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Thanks to parkrun sponsors Co-op food who came to Wotton on Saturday and inspired this report with #HealthySwaps goodie boxes for all

Next Saturday (25th Jan) we will have our very first parkrun cafe - this is to be held in the Community Sports Centre and will be open until 10.30am. The Wotton Ladies Circle will be operating the cafe and serving hot drinks, bacon rolls and flapjack etc. All proceeds to their current nominated charity (Southmead NICU) - please remember to bring some pennies and a change of footwear as muddy shoes or socks will not be allowed in the cafe!!

All photographs from January 2019 to current can be seen here

All photographs prior to January 2019 can be seen here

Latest results can be seen here

 

Wotton parkrun #163 – 11th January 2020

It was a blustery affair at Wotton Community Parc this week, and I'm not just talking about RD Mike's run brief! Thankfully the rain stayed away and Wotton parkrun #163 saw 48 runners run, jog and walk through the mud to a triumphant finish.

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This week Julie Jenner ran her 100th parkrun at Wotton and in parallel this was her 100th time volunteering at parkrun - congratulations Julie and thank you so much for your support!

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We welcomed 4 new faces to the parkrun family this week, completing their first ever parkrun, and a further three parkrunners were visiting Wotton for the very first time. Welcome! A special mention for Maddy Dawson - her first run at Wotton but her fiftieth parkrun location - great work!

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Congratulations must go to the three amazing parkrunners that recorded Personal Best times at this time of year... great effort and we can't wait to see what you can do when the ground dries out later in the year!

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Our parkrun wouldn't happen if it wasn't for our amazing volunteers that turn out in all weathers to cheer on our runners and keep them safe, and this week's tremendous twenty were: Naomi Price, Grace Morgan, Kerry Morgan, Ann Fitzjohn, David Fitzjohn, Veronica Higgins, Julie Jenner, Becky Shaw, Pauline Draisey, Michael Brown, Sue Smith, Carl Jenner, Rebecca Flint, Dave Draisey, Helen Lennox, Lucy Shaw, Caroline Badrick, Samuel King & Tess Knowles! Thank you all.

If you would like to volunteer in the future please contact us - wottonhelpers@parkrun.com

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Thank you to everyone who kept to the path this week - there isn't a 'dry line' at the moment and you will get muddy, so we would ask you to 'embrace the mud' and stick to the main route in the coming weeks!

Next week due to the fantastic number of pledges to #HealthySwaps by Wotton parkrunners, the Co-op, partners of parkrun UK, will be visiting us and will be handing out goodie boxes as part of their #HealthySwaps initiative - meaning all runners and volunteers will be able to cook themselves a meal after their morning out.

See you there!!

All photographs from January 2019 to current can be seen here

All photographs prior to January 2019 can be seen here

Latest results can be seen here