Arrow Valley parkrun report #292 – 27-01-2018 – Kevin Tomkinson

Arrow Valley parkrun #292 – 27-01-2018

Some people enjoy running in the sunshine, some people enjoy running in the snow, some people enjoy running in the rain and some enjoy running through autumn leaves.

Where am I going with this? Well, this weekend Arrow Valley parkrunner Doug RICHARDS completed his 250th parkrun at Arrow Valley and I bet in those 250 Saturday mornings he has run in all of these conditions from the sunshine of June or July and the snow of December (or March).

250 parkruns, 1250 kms, 775 miles, hundreds of new friends and plenty of other adventures. For anyone who wants some running inspiration, give his book a read which includes running in the sand in the desert, talk of elephants and plenty of other stories. Keep an eye out for edition 2 coming soon (I hope!).

Well done Doug, we salute you and thank you for the cake. Welcome to the club!

My 18th run round the lake started with a surprise, seeing Paul COOPER who usually runs at Brueton parkrun appearing at the briefing. He fancied some local tourism and had never tried Arrow Valley in over 200 parkruns. I ran with Paul until the hill on the 2nd lap when he ran off and I couldn’t keep up anymore! It wasn’t my turn to run with the buggy this Saturday - that was saved for Sundays run so I had no ! This week there was 430 finishers, the 8th highest attendance at Arrow Valley supported by 42 volunteers, many of whom were helping others this week by acting as pacers. It was great to see while going round that the pacers had groups of people with them all striving to get a new PB or seasons best. Here is a link to the results - Event 292

Looking on the Facebook list of pacers, the closest to their “pacer” time was Anita HARTLEY who was pacing 32 minutes and crossed the line in 32:01.

Finally, to the marshals on the course – Thank you, I’m so glad the torrential rain which I saw forecast for Saturday did not happen!!

Volunteers

This week’s heroes in yellow -

Christopher BIRD • Kevin TOMKINSON • Kristabel HILTON • Colette CHURCHILL • Peggy BLUNN • Jayne WOODWARD • Darren MANSELL • Tom BRISTOWE • Liz ADEY • Ricky YOUNG • Mike HANSON • Sian PERRY • Natalie CUTLER • Peter TAYLOR • Sarah MARSHALL • Raymond BOYLE • Dave POTTER • Emma SHANNON • Debbie ALLEN • Becky NORRIS • Ruth BURTON • Lee WALKER • Rachelle HARBUN • Louise PEARCE • Paul ELVY • Kate SYKES • Anita HARTLEY • Clare GRENNAN • Dan O'MALLEY • Olwen FIELD • Elizabeth FILER • Mark JOWETT • Diane PALMER • Ian HURST • Katie STEWART • Jessica NIELSEN • John LAY • Heather BALDWIN • Tony DOWNES • Scott BEVERLEY • Michele LAIGHT • Suzie DUNSTER

If you would like to help at future events, here is the FUTURE ROSTER

Celebrations this week

Congratulations to the following Arrow Valley parkrunners who entered one of the parkrun clubs at the event

10 club – Archibold DAVIES, Kathryn YOUNG

50 club – Andrew EDGINTON – Andrew has completed 47 events at Arrow Valley, 2 at Dolgellau and 1 at Hanbury hall.

Kevin ROSS – Kevin has completed 38 events at Arrow Valley, 11 at Stratford-upon-Avon and 1 at Evesham

There were also celebrations for Hayley GWILLIAM’s 50th parkrun. Hayley has completed 36 at Arrow Valley, 5 at Hanbury Hall and Cannon Hill parkrun and 1 at Dudley, North Beach, Brueton and Gunnersbury.

Looking at the results, there was also a 50th run for Catherine BENNETT who has completed 35 at Arrow Valley, 12 at Hanbury Hall and 1 at Kingsbury Water, Brueton and Fell Foot

100 club – Nick PRICE – Nick has completed 97 events at Arrow Valley, 2 at St Andrews parkrun and 1 at Ganavan Sands.

250 club – Doug RICHARDS – Doug has completed 201 events at Arrow Valley, 14 at Telford parkrun, 10 at Eastbourne, 7 at Evesham, 5 at Brueton, 3 at Perry Hall, 2 at Stratford-upon-Avon and 1 at St Peters, Hanbury Hall, Kingsbury Water, Wolverhampton, Cannon Hill, Wyre Forest, Shrewsbury and South Bank

5 stats from Arrow Valley parkrun this week

This was event 292 at Arrow Valley. In 292nd position was Richard HARRIS who completed his 7th parkrun in 31:42

42 volunteers made the event possible this week. In 42nd position was Rob GREENWOOD who completed his 117th parkrun in a new PB of 22:04

74 new PB’s this week. In 74th position was David BRISTOLL who completed his 25th parkrun in 23:44

The average run time for the event (overall) is 28:46. No one matched this time this week

Position number of the week = 288 – Pauline MOGG who completed her 100th parkrun in 31:33

PB’s

This week there was 74 personal bests recorded.

Here is a list of the parkrunners with over 50 runs who achieved a PB this week –

Nicola BROWN - 32:59 - 93 parkruns

Rob GREENWOOD - 22:04 - 117 parkruns

Val RALPH - 36:29 - 137 parkruns

Well done to all achieving a PB this week

First timers

29 first timers took part this week, for 12 of them this was their 1st parkrun. The most experienced parkrunner for whom this was their 1st time at Arrow Valley was Paul COOPER who completed his 208th parkrun at his 8th location. His home parkrun is Brueton parkrun which he has completed on 199 occasions. Paul completed his parkrun in 140th position in 26:37.

Well done to all the 1st times, hope you enjoyed your parkrun and you will be back next week

Official Report

This week 430 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 42 volunteers: Christopher BIRD • Kevin TOMKINSON • Kristabel HILTON • Colette CHURCHILL • Peggy BLUNN • Jayne WOODWARD • Darren MANSELL • Tom BRISTOWE • Liz ADEY • Ricky YOUNG • Mike HANSON • Sian PERRY • Natalie CUTLER • Peter TAYLOR • Sarah MARSHALL • Raymond BOYLE • Dave POTTER • Emma SHANNON • Debbie ALLEN • Becky NORRIS • Ruth BURTON • Lee WALKER • Rachelle HARBUN • Louise PEARCE • Paul ELVY • Kate SYKES • Anita HARTLEY • Clare GRENNAN • Dan O'MALLEY • Olwen FIELD • Elizabeth FILER • Mark JOWETT • Diane PALMER • Ian HURST • Katie STEWART • Jessica NIELSEN • John LAY • Heather BALDWIN • Tony DOWNES • Scott BEVERLEY • Michele LAIGHT • Suzie DUNSTER

The female record is held by Becky STRAW who recorded a time of 17:49 on 23rd August 2014 (event number 110), and by Kristen FINDLEY who also recorded a time of 17:49 on 25th July 2015 (event number 159). The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 15:08 on 10th September 2016 (event number 219). The Age Grade course record is held by Bronwen G CARDY who recorded 94.03% (21:14) on 12th September 2015 (event number 166).

Arrow Valley parkrun started on 14th July 2012. Since then 8,105 participants have completed 72,901 parkruns covering a total distance of 364,505 km, including 13,104 new Personal Bests.

Did you know?

Arrow Valley now has 6824 registered parkrunners

#dfyb

Kevin