New Years Day 2019

Churchill parkrun are pleased to be able to offer our community a special parkrun New Years Day event this year. 9.30am Tuesday at the Hub is where it will all kick off.

Other local parkruns will also be holding events on this day however at an earlier time. This means that you can participate in two parkruns on this day and points etc, count for both. What a great way to start off 2019. We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Christmas Day 2018

Churchill parkrun are pleased to be able to offer our community a special parkrun Christmas Day event again this year.

8am Tuesday at the Hub is where it will all kick off. Come dressed in your new running gear from Santa, or perhaps even as Santa!

What a great and unique way to start off your Christmas Day. We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

International parkrun Day – Churchill parkrun #145

Churchill parkrun - Event number 145, 6th October 2018

I was going to tell you all about the run this week, but sometimes opportunity presents itself at just the right time. Being that this event was International parkrun Day, it seems quite fitting actually.

During the week, we presented you all each day with exactly what each volunteer position entails. This gave me the opportunity to celebrate and look back over all of our events for pictures to help showcase these roles. Inadvertently, I was taken for a really sweet trip down memory lane. I was able to see and recognise just how much our events have grown and our community has evolved. This was evident in a number of ways.

I was able to recognise youths that have grown up before our very eyes. That have turned into kind and caring young people that view many of us as an extension of their family. These children have grown and evolved and found a place within many of our hearts and help to bring a very carefree and lighthearted mood to any event they are a part of. They both cheer and are cheered for. They participate by running and volunteering. Countless times, they are partaking in parkrun before they officially can. And then are so proud to send us pictures on their 4th birthdays of finally being able to register and have their very own athlete barcodes. These children are the future of these events and have grown up knowing that saturday mornings are reserved for parkrun. We look forward to seeing what the future brings for each and every one of them.





We have witnessed over these 145 events, people tentatively message us, turn up to an event nervous and worried because they are not a 'runner' or have the 'right' body size and shape or feel too old and then grow confident and more relaxed with each and every event they attend. Who have lost countless kilos, gained strength and fitness, smashed pb's week after week, and eventually started looking up and smiling in our pictures. They had gained a confidence that only hard work and continuous results can provide. We also celebrate these people and love that parkrun has helped ease them into a journey of self discovery.


And thirdly, the people that started attending parkrun events with a reasonable level of fitness already but whom have grown, evolved and strengthened their abilities over time. Who are ever so excited to be able to shave mere seconds off their times. Who have used parkrun as a gateway to building a routine and developing their style. These are people who have enthusiastically shared with us that they have challenged themselves outside of parkrun by attempting longer distances or quicker times, attempting different goals, milestones or even incorporating these skills across different genres ie - triathlons. We celebrate these achievements within our parkrun community and empathise with your struggles. We value tips that you share and the consistency that your abilities provide. Especially handy at pacer times! We salute your determination and look forward to seeing where your hard work takes you next. You will always find support at parkrun in your endevours.


At times, it can feel like we are supposed to be a nameless, faceless entity. But we are faces. We are individuals. We are people who all come together with this one shared interest. We are smiles exchanged, coffee's shared, high fives, training tips, injuries, newfound friends, willing child minders and laughs - oh so many laughs. We are Churchill parkrun.

Until next time, ill see you all out on the course.

Lani RD

 

This week 96 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 2 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Lani CROPLEY • John REED • Marie GUNN • Geoff GUNN • Claire KLEP • Mick BOLDING • Ang' BOLDING • Barry SUMMERSGILL • Carol SUMMERSGILL • Noah KLEP

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

The male record is held by Andre WARING who recorded a time of 15:56 on 7th October 2017 (event number 91).
The female record is held by Sarah LEWIS who recorded a time of 18:57 on 22nd September 2018 (event number 143).
The Age Grade course record is held by Heather FARLEY who recorded 82.01% (24:00) on 1st April 2017 (event number 64).

Churchill parkrun started on 23rd January 2016. Since then 1,164 participants have completed 10,360 parkruns covering a total distance of 51,800 km, including 1,762 new Personal Bests.

 

Churchill parkrun #123

Churchill parkrun Event number 123 5th May 2018

Perfect conditions greeted us on Saturday for our weekly 5km event.  Well done to the 6 athletes who recorded personal bests and a HUGE welcome to our 4 first timers, we hope to see you again soon!

Congratulations to Tony Whelan who ran his 50th run with us this week!

As always, a big thank you goes out to all the volunteers on the day, we really appreciate all your help!

Looking forward to seeing you all next Saturday with Lani as your Run Director.

This week 65 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 8 volunteers:

Penny YOUNG • Christie STURRE • Patti HEELEY • Claire KLEP • Robert MARTIN • Patrick MCGOWN • Louie VAN EYK • Ray ELLIS

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

The female record is held by Sarah LEWIS who recorded a time of 19:18 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 86).
The male record is held by Andre WARING who recorded a time of 15:56 on 7th October 2017 (event number 91).
The Age Grade course record is held by Heather FARLEY who recorded 82.01% (24:00) on 1st April 2017 (event number 64).

Churchill parkrun started on 23rd January 2016. Since then 1,086 participants have completed 8,889 parkruns covering a total distance of 44,445 km, including 1,619 new Personal Bests.

 

Event #121

Churchill parkrun - Event number 121 - 21st April 2018

What a beautiful day for a parkrun!

77 enthusiastic runners and 9 fantastic volunteers came out on this sunny saturday morning to run, walk, jog, volunteer, stretch, talk, laugh and catchup down at our lovely Eel Hole Creek course.

Jill Dixon, our tailwalker for the day, quietly achieved the ever so important accomplishment of joining the 25 Volunteer club. Volunteers are the backbone of parkrun and each weeks event would not be possible without them. Well done Jill! Thankyou also to our other volunteers on this occasion - Debbie, Heather, Kevin, Penny, Verity, Linda and Louie.

Des Paynter, another quiet achiever, also ran his 50th run at this event and is now part of the 50 club. Great work Des! Des regularly runs with a pram (an amazing accomplishment in itself given our non sealed, hilly course!) so it is wonderful to see the next generation of parkrunners grow up thinking saturday mornings are all about parkrun! We look forward to Dylan showing us his little running legs soon alongside mum and dad.  #parkrunkids



A minor issue this week into the start of the run, meant that we were able to utilise the parkrun volunteer app for barcode scanning. Many parkrunners are not aware that this app even exists, however as a team, we are familiar with it and happy for anyone to give it a go when they are participating either within a timekeeper or barcode scanning role. Verity was amazingly adaptable today and found how easy it was to use. You can download it for yourself on the App Store.

Seth will be your run director this week.

Until next time, Ill see you all out on the course.

Lani RD.

 

This week 77 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Heather FARLEY • Debbie FLETCHER • Lani CROPLEY • Penny YOUNG • Linda REED • Kevin YOUNG • Jill DIXON • Louie VAN EYK • Verity KEITH

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

The female record is held by Sarah LEWIS who recorded a time of 19:18 on 2nd September 2017 (event number 86).
The male record is held by Andre WARING who recorded a time of 15:56 on 7th October 2017 (event number 91).
The Age Grade course record is held by Heather FARLEY who recorded 82.01% (24:00) on 1st April 2017 (event number 64).

Churchill parkrun started on 23rd January 2016. Since then 1,079 participants have completed 8,738 parkruns covering a total distance of 43,690 km, including 1,605 new Personal Bests.

 

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