Arrow Valley parkrun report #311 – 16-06-2018 – Kevin Tomkinson

Arrow Valley parkrun #311 – 16-6-2018

A view from a buggy

Apparently parkrun started for me on Friday night while Spain v Portugal was on the television in something called the World Cup. A new inner tube for my running buggy tyre was delivered by Mr Postman so this meant Daddy had to fit one of them to the wheel. I heard from my teddies in the lounge that this meant a lot of sweat and toil originally as he couldn’t get the tyre off the wheel. Now, they are not ones to tell tales but using a spoon to get the tyre off is not a good idea and you should search in the useful things cupboard as there is a puncture repair kit!

So Saturday morning came and I could hear Daddy getting up so I jumped out of bed and stood at the door to my room. As sometimes happens on parkrunday Daddy was already dressed in his kit and has my milk ready for the changing of the nappy, a morning ritual which often ends with daddy leaving the room with his hand over his nose. Downstairs for breakfast and the doorbell goes……..”Nanny?” I called out……..as she might save me from being strapped into the running buggy and taken on a trip round a park. But no, it was Alison GIBLIN who was coming with us to the park.

As we got to Arrow Valley I was not put in the buggy straight away and was given freedom to wander, probably in a hope of tiring me out – I’ve seen this trick before! Before the run got underway I saw Mummy’s cousin Ian MORGAN and Daddy’s friends Phillipa STOKES and Julie SWAIN. When I’m in the buggy and the run is underway I enjoy chatting to people we come alongside, I wave and say hello which helps to pass the time while I can hear whoever is pushing me huffing a puffing around the course

Arrow Valley is a nice course as I can see the ducks. Apparently there was a pushing change half way round and Daddy ended up pushing me for the 2nd lap. I could see Mummy ahead for most of the run and we caught up with her after climbing the mountain for the second time. Usually we would steam past however today she didn’t want this and we were under strict instructions to stay behind. Daddy did (although through gritted teeth) and for about 1km I called out to Mummy which can’t have helped her concentration! When it was all over I was let out of the buggy and went to see the scanning people – they have loads of barcode things which I don’t understand but are fun to play with and I imagine would make a nice mess on the floor if they dropped them.

Just before the tail runner finished I helped by removing part of the finish funnel, do I get a volunteer credit for that? I carried a sign back to the café as well which was fun although I couldn’t see anything as I was carrying it in front of my face. Thank you to all of the people who waved at me or shouted hello. On to next week’s parkrun and it has to be Mummy’s turn to push me.

See you soon Arrow Valley and the ducks in the lake.

From a 1 year old 'volunteer'

Volunteers

This week’s heroes in yellow, thank you to -

Kevin TOMKINSON • Val RALPH • Rachel DAVIES • Rachel GOULD • Alison STANLEY • Kate DUFFIN • Ricky YOUNG • Natalie CUTLER • Luke DUFFIN • Sophie DUFFIN • Margaret BATCHELOR • Raymond BOYLE • Dave WHITTAKER • Lynda GREEN • Malcolm GREEN • Clare GRENNAN • Bev DOCHERTY • Claire JAKEMAN • Niky PARKER • Ian FLATT • Janice DUNFORD • Mark BRINDLEY • Paula BRINDLEY • Mike GARDNER • Stephen REA • Stephen MARCHANT • Christine MARCHANT • Vanice ROBINSON • Claire FLATT

Celebrations this week

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

10 club – Hayden SMITH

50 club – Cyril DAY

Lynn CHEDHAM

Nate FROST

100 club – Mandy CHAMBERS

Congratulations also to Ashley SMITH who completed his 150th parkrun this week at Arrow Valley

5 stats from Arrow Valley parkrun this week

This was event 311. In 311th position was Joanne MEYRICK who completed her 36th parkrun in 34:20

29 volunteers made the event possible this week. In 29th position was Joshua BEVINS who completed his 6th parkrun in 21:01

61 new PB’s this week. In 61st position was first timer Lee-James ALDRIDGE in 23:07

The average run time for the event (overall) is 28:50. This week no one matched this time. 15 time parkrunner Lesley-Ann HAMLYN was the closest with 28:52

Position number of the week = 306 – Jaxs QUIRKE who completed her 19th parkrun in 34:10

PB’s

This week there was 61 personal bests recorded.

Here is a list of the parkrunners with over 40 runs who achieved a PB this week –

Clive ROSE - 20:19 - 292 parkruns

Ricky YOUNG - 22:44 - 202 parkruns

Teresa ROSE - 29:57 - 103 parkruns

Gaynor EDGINTON - 24:51 - 93 parkruns

Richard HACKETT - 26:45 - 63 parkruns

Grant MOSS - 23:29 - 60 parkruns

Michelle JOHNSON - 25:49 - 57 parkruns

Emma TISDELL - 34:51 - 51 parkruns

Ian WILLIAMSON - 31:24 - 49 parkruns

Scott BEVERLEY - 19:34 - 48 parkruns

Pauline TIMMINGS - 30:29 - 43 parkruns

Arjun THAPA - 21:34 - 42 parkruns

Well done to all achieving a PB this week

First timers

40 first timers took part this week, for 29 of them this was their 1st parkrun.

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

Official Report

This week 391 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers: Kevin TOMKINSON • Val RALPH • Rachel DAVIES • Rachel GOULD • Alison STANLEY • Kate DUFFIN • Ricky YOUNG • Natalie CUTLER • Luke DUFFIN • Sophie DUFFIN • Margaret BATCHELOR • Raymond BOYLE • Dave WHITTAKER • Lynda GREEN • Malcolm GREEN • Clare GRENNAN • Bev DOCHERTY • Claire JAKEMAN • Niky PARKER • Ian FLATT • Janice DUNFORD • Mark BRINDLEY • Paula BRINDLEY • Mike GARDNER • Stephen REA • Stephen MARCHANT • Christine MARCHANT • Vanice ROBINSON • Claire FLATT

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 8,760 participants have completed 80,374 parkruns covering a total distance of 401,870 km, including 14,205 new Personal Bests.

Did you know?

Arrow Valley now has 7294 registered parkrunners

#dfyb

Kevin

 

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