parkrun report – 6th October 2018 by David Hayes

Brueton parkrun
Event number 427
6th October 2018

Report

On a cold damp Saturday 420 hardcore individuals turned up to participate in the 14th Anniversary of parkrun (International parkrun day).

This was Brueton parkrun #427 ... unfortunately runner #427 decided to stay in their cosy bed .. along with their friends #421 thru to #426!

Perhaps we should explore the feasibility of putting under tarmac heating and a roof over Brueton Park!

Also, don't forget that this weekend there is no parking within the grounds of Solihull 6th Form College, so please make alternative arrangements and arrive in plenty of time by parking legally.

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This week I completed my 50th parkrun ...

In position 50 was Chris DUNCAN with a time of 22:22

In 22nd place was Nick KTORI who finished his 85th run with a new PB of 20:37. Well done!

In 37th place was my eldest son Dan Hayes with a time of 21:49.

If you multiply 37 by 4 and then subtract 3 (you must all remember the BODMAS rule for ordering mathematical operations from school?) then you end up with Adam Hayes finishing in 145th position (I couldn't show any favouritism to any particular child)!!

New run club members

50 - Carl FULLEYLOVE
50 - David HAYES
50 - Lynne JOHN
50 - Neil DRAYCOTT
50 - Stewart LINDSAY
100 - David JOHN
250 - Clive INGRAM
250 - Steven BROUGH

Your volunteer team this week

Official report

This week 420 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Alice MONKSFIELD • Andy JOHNSON • Ben BEDNALL • Blake ADAMS • Brian STEELE • Carly GARDNER • Caroline EDWARDS • Chris ATKINS • Chris BROCKBANK • Colin RICKWOOD • Coralie NEWMAN • Daniel BATTERBEE • David HAYES • David MOORE • David RALPH • Dominic COOK • Edwin BRAY • Elizabeth POMFRET • Emily KING • Graham EDWARDS • Jake MOLE • John A COOPER • John MINIHAN • Kyran KIRK • Lesley SMITH • Molly WRIGHT • Oliver BOOT • Paul BENTLEY • Peter THOMAS • Phil WOOD • Richard SMITH • Sandra BOOT • Stephen BLAND • Val RALPH

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

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 14:39 on 19th October 2013 (event number 168).

The female record is held by Katrina WOOTTON who recorded a time of 16:20 on 12th August 2017 (event number 371).

The Age Grade course record is held by Sheila Janet CAREY who recorded 97.16% (21:06) on 18th September 2010 (event number 9).

Brueton parkrun started on 24th July 2010. Since then 12,644 participants have completed 118,869 parkruns covering a total distance of 594,345 km, including 19,988 new Personal Bests.

 

parkrun report – 29th September 2018 by Sandra Boot

Brueton parkrun
Event number 426
29th September 2018

Report

On 22nd September few could have failed to notice a rather hesitant & unbalanced young man being led slowly round the parkrun course. Oliver Boot had volunteered to wear a visually-impaired simulation mask to enable Simone Mason to train as a VI guide. Oliver jumped at the chance of an excuse to have a ‘slow run’ but I don’t think any of us expected him to be quite so slow! What is that expression, ‘Be careful what you wish for’? From the moment Oliver put on the mask to walk with me from the car park he was completely disorientated & unexpectedly off balance & I actually thought he was going to change his mind about taking part. However, Simone, ably assisted by fellow parkrunner, Bhupendra Patel, guided Oliver round the course in a time of 57.10, considerably slower than his usual 22-23min. Oliver described the experience as “quite terrifying, you don’t realise how much visual input you rely on”. The loss of sight & consequent impairment of balance had a huge impact on Oliver’s perspective of where he was in the park & it wasn’t until the last 1.5km that he felt confident enough to progress from a snail-paced shuffle to a cautious canter.

The following week saw Bhupendra don the mask & step into Oliver’s shoes. Bhupendra said that he thought it would be straight-forward & nothing to worry about but reported that as soon as they started he felt like saying “I can’t do this’. He worried that he would bump into someone or something, causing injury to himself or someone else, or that people would be thinking “Why don’t they do this when no one else is around?” But instead what he heard was motivational: “Well done, keep going” together with words of reassurance as Simone guided him round pot holes, sharp bends, conkers & acorns, slippery surfaces & past Margaret & Luna to complete the run in an impressive 37.56!

For Simone, a dispensing optician & keen parkrunner, raising awareness of the importance of good eyecare is a top priority. Sight is the sense that people fear losing the most. Almost 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss yet over half of sight loss can be avoided so it is vital that everyone takes care of their eyes. At Parkrun next Saturday, Simone is under-taking a 10k run in aid of Fight for Sight raising money to fund vital research to prevent sight loss. Please donate to create a future where everyone can see: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simone-mason

A few hours after Oliver’s VI experience, we were watching the Midland 6 stage Road Relays at Sutton Park. This is a challenging course, hilly & in places quite rough underfoot & it was totally awe-inspiring to see a VI runner & his guide well up in the fleet. At Brueton, Louise never fails to impress & inspire me each week & Oliver & Bhupendra, at least, have first-hand knowledge of the courage required to run without one of our most precious senses.

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Last week Oliver finished his VI run in position 501.
In position 501 this week was Emma Hanlon with a new PB of 35.44. Well done!

Oliver took 57mins to complete his VI run
In 57th place was Samuel Bartholomew in a time of 22.07

The VI run was Oliver’s 101st parkrun
In position 101 was Pete Lambsdown with a new PB of 23.34. Well done!

This week Bhupendra finished his VI run in an impressive 37mins.
In 37th place was Richard Orriel in a time of 20.56

This VI run was Bhupendra’s 94th Parkrun.
In 94th place was Jeremy Guard in 23.25.

New run club members

10 -Sophie RINNHOFER
50 -Anne WALLIS
50 -Hassan ELSHARKAWY
50 -John PERRY
50 -Ryan VALENTINE
50 -Subhash AGARWALLA
100 -Jason SYMMONS
100 -Leanne NEAL
100 -Lee HARRIS

New volunteer club members

25 - Joseph PENTON

Your volunteer team this week

Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Alice MONKSFIELD • Alice MOORE • Andrew LUCAS • Andy BOWEN • Ben BEDNALL • Ben PENTON • Blake ADAMS • Brett Daniel PATTEN • Brian STEELE • Carly GARDNER • Chris ATKINS • Chris BROCKBANK • Coralie NEWMAN • Craig HUME • Daniel BATTERBEE • Dominic COOK • Elizabeth POMFRET • Emily HUGHES • Emily KING • Fiona PENTON • Jake MOLE • Jane WRIGHT • John A COOPER • John MINIHAN • Joseph PENTON • Kate THOMPSON • Kyran KIRK • Lucy MOORE • Martin HANCOCK • Molly WRIGHT • Paul BENTLEY • Paul WILLIAMS • Peter THOMAS • Phil WOOD • Ruth PAULIN • Sandra BOOT • Simone MASON • Stephen BLAND • William MAIDMENT

Official report

This week 559 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 102 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Brett Daniel PATTEN • Ruth PAULIN • Paul WILLIAMS • Emily HUGHES • Martin HANCOCK • Andrew LUCAS • Alice MONKSFIELD • Brian STEELE • Peter THOMAS • William MAIDMENT • Chris BROCKBANK • John A COOPER • Blake ADAMS • Sandra BOOT • John MINIHAN • Kate THOMPSON • Andy BOWEN • Simone MASON • Emily KING • Coralie NEWMAN • Alice MOORE • Phil WOOD • Kyran KIRK • Fiona PENTON • Paul BENTLEY • Dominic COOK • Joseph PENTON • Jane WRIGHT • Aaron MCCRONE • Molly WRIGHT • Abigail BEDNALL • Chris ATKINS • Craig HUME • Ben PENTON • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Daniel BATTERBEE • Carly GARDNER • Lucy MOORE • Jake MOLE • Ben BEDNALL

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

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 14:39 on 19th October 2013 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Katrina WOOTTON who recorded a time of 16:20 on 12th August 2017 (event number 371).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sheila Janet CAREY who recorded 97.16% (21:06) on 18th September 2010 (event number 9).

Brueton parkrun started on 24th July 2010. Since then 12,608 participants have completed 118,449 parkruns covering a total distance of 592,245 km, including 19,934 new Personal Bests.

 

Volunteer Run Leaders/Activators request from Solihull Council

Lead a jogging/running group in your area – book your place on our course!

RUN BIRMINGHAM, in partnership with Solihull Council’s Solihull Active Team, are on the lookout for Volunteer Run Leaders/Activators.

We particularly need leaders for the following areas Smiths Wood, Kingshurst and Fordbridge, & Chelmsley Wood but wouldn’t turn away any volunteers wishing to lead some activity anywhere in Solihull.

If you are passionate about getting people more active through walking/jogging/running, and you don’t need to be able to run a half marathon, please do get in touch!

We are running a Leadership in Running Fitness course on SUN 21 OCT 9-5pm North Solihull Sports Centre. Access this FREE training and support to help start a group, all we ask in return is you deliver/lead/support free and inclusive sessions supporting beginner runners/joggers in the area for a minimum period of 12 weeks.

Join our growing movement to get our city and surrounding areas active.

Mail sadiewalker@solihull.gov.uk for more info or to apply. Spaces are limited so get a jog on! Deadline for bookings is Wednesday 10th October so get your code and book on for FREE now!

We are keen to develop social jogging for beginners in the area that are led by residents and possibly club/running group members, giving clear exit pathways for those who wish to move on i.e. clubs/groups. This model forms part of a wider project on engaging the ‘unusual suspects’ into physical activity by providing the in-between platform.

I’d be more than happy to come and speak to your club/group if needed on this and the wider physical activity project we are working on or if you can help in a different way with a different idea. I look forward to hearing from you.

Solihull Active Team

 

parkrun report – 22nd September 2018 by Helen Pickering

Brueton parkrun
Event number 425
22nd September 2018

Report

This week’s rainy Saturday morning saw a steep drop-off in participant numbers, falling from last week’s record 649 participants to a fairly normal 506. Of those, 43 were first timers and 85 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

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We had 43 first timers this week at Brueton parkrun and in position 43 was Paul WALMSLEY.
Paul has run a very impressive 221 parkruns and in 221st place was Ben BROOK.
Ben was the 193rd male finisher – in 193rd position was Andrew MONK.
Andrew has run an even more impressive 235 parkruns and coming home in 235th was Ian MOORE.
Ian runs for Intrepid ESU, with clubmate Kate ADAMS a couple of places ahead in 233.

New run club members

10 - Kyle PEERS
50 - Jo MELLOR
100 - Steve HATELEY
250 - Louis SATTERTHWAITE

New volunteer club members

Christopher FLETCHER

Your volunteer team this week

Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Andrew LUCAS • Andy BOWEN • Anthony DUTTON • Ben BEDNALL • Ben PENTON • Ben RICE • Brian STEELE • Carly GARDNER • Caroline EDWARDS • Chris BROCKBANK • Christopher FLETCHER • Colin RICKWOOD • Coralie NEWMAN • David MOORE • David RALPH • Dominic COOK • Elizabeth POMFRET • Fiona PENTON • Helen PICKERING • John A COOPER • John MINIHAN • Joseph PENTON • Katie PRICE • Kay ADENIPEKUN • Kerry Ann THOMPSON • Linda Michele WHITEHEAD • Mark REATH • Oliver BOOT • Oliver PAULIN • Paul BENTLEY • Paul GRIZZELL • Peter THOMAS • Phil WOOD • Richard PRICE • Simone MASON • Stephen RAY • Tamara BAVIN • Viv PAYNE

Official report

This week 506 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 85 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 40 volunteers:

Oliver PAULIN • Linda Michele WHITEHEAD • Andrew LUCAS • Christopher FLETCHER • Mark REATH • Brian STEELE • Peter THOMAS • Anthony DUTTON • Chris BROCKBANK • John A COOPER • David RALPH • Viv PAYNE • Oliver BOOT • John MINIHAN • Paul GRIZZELL • Helen PICKERING • Andy BOWEN • Caroline EDWARDS • Simone MASON • Stephen RAY • Tamara BAVIN • Coralie NEWMAN • Katie PRICE • Kay ADENIPEKUN • Phil WOOD • Colin RICKWOOD • David MOORE • Kerry Ann THOMPSON • Fiona PENTON • Paul BENTLEY • Dominic COOK • Joseph PENTON • Ben RICE • Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Richard PRICE • Ben PENTON • Elizabeth POMFRET • Carly GARDNER • Ben BEDNALL

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

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 14:39 on 19th October 2013 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Katrina WOOTTON who recorded a time of 16:20 on 12th August 2017 (event number 371).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sheila Janet CAREY who recorded 97.16% (21:06) on 18th September 2010 (event number 9).

Brueton parkrun started on 24th July 2010. Since then 12,573 participants have completed 117,890 parkruns covering a total distance of 589,450 km, including 19,832 new Personal Bests.

 

parkrun report – 15th September 2018 by Fiona Penton

Brueton parkrun
Event number 424
15th September 2018

Report

What a wonderful, bright, Saturday morning we were greeted with, rather than the forecast rain and grey skies.

A whopping 650 joined together to walk, run, jog the 5k through the beautiful Brueton Park. With more and more people joining the Brueton family, we need to remember to respectful of not only each other, but the local residents as well. If possible, run, walk, cycle, bus it to the event - let's help save the planet as well as helping to get fit. If you do need to drive, there is plenty of parking in designated parking areas: Brueton Car Park, Malvern Car Park, Solihull 6th Form Car Park and on the Warwick Road. Where there isn't designated parking is across people's driveways ;P

As ever, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the people who volunteer week in, week out. If you have never worn a Hi-Viz and yet earned your red or black T-shirt, you should ask yourself why. In order for you to have earned those T-shirts, someone else had to wear the Hi-Viz, just a thought.

In other news, new parkruns in Birmingham - they are a happening! Well hopefully. A few months ago, there was a meeting about starting a parkrun at Ackers Adventure Park. Having visited and assessed Ackers, it has been decided that it is not a suitable venue for parkrun. The future of the adjoining field is not certain, and it is not guaranteed that we would be able to use it as part of the event. However, don't despair, with the help of Birmingham City Council's Park Events manager, I have managed to find another venue to hold the event. Subject to a risk assessment, I think I have found a winner - watch this space. Another issue we had was, only 5 people turned up for the meeting at Ackers. Not exactly enough volunteers to run a new parkrun. So, I am going to out myself as Event Director for the new parkrun in Birmingham and make the plea for some more core volunteers to join me. Pllleeeaaaaassssseeeee!! Leave a comment if you're interested.

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On Monday 17th September, Brett and I celebrated 3 wonderful years together by going for a 7.5 mile run!

The 179th finisher was Christian CAPPENDELL, with a time of 25:10.

The 3rd finisher was Ed BANKS, with a time of 15:42.

The 75th finisher was Callum DOWNING, with a time of 22:03.

It took us 1hr 20 mins to complete our run, the 120th finisher was William James COULTHURST, with a time of 23:17.

We met in the year 2015 (for those of you who are a bit ropey at maths!) Ryan HILL finished in 30th place with a time of, wait for it....20:15!

New run club members

10 - Abigail WHEELHOUSE
10 - Daniel HOLTOM-VIESEL
10 - Joseph POOLE
50 - Andy BOWEN
50 - Dale EVANS
50 - Joanne LEEK
100 - Lotte DOCKER
100 - Oliver BOOT
100 - Paul GRIZZELL
100 - Steven BROWN

Your volunteer team this week

Aaron MCCRONE • Ben BROOKS • Ben RICE • Blake ADAMS • Brian STEELE • Carly GARDNER • Chris BROCKBANK • Chris QUARMBY • Claire MAGGS • Colin RICKWOOD • David RALPH • Elizabeth POMFRET • Fiona PENHALLURICK • Fiona PENTON • Gail PARTRIDGE • Geoff BROWN • Jake MOLE • Jeremy GUARD • Jim MCGRATH • Joanne Margaret BROWN • John A COOPER • John MINIHAN • Julie BROOKS • Livia MUNARETTO • Paul BENTLEY • Paul COOPER • Penny TAYLOR • Peter THOMAS • Samantha EDGINTON • Sarah MCGRATH • Sean LYNCH • Spencer DOWDESWELL • Stephen RAY

Official report

This week 650 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Joanne Margaret BROWN • Geoff BROWN • Paul COOPER • Sarah MCGRATH • Penny TAYLOR • Fiona PENHALLURICK • Spencer DOWDESWELL • Andrew LUCAS • Claire MAGGS • Brian STEELE • Peter THOMAS • Julie BROOKS • Ben BROOKS • Sean LYNCH • Chris BROCKBANK • John A COOPER • Blake ADAMS • Jim MCGRATH • David RALPH • John MINIHAN • Chris QUARMBY • Stephen RAY • Colin RICKWOOD • Fiona PENTON • Livia MUNARETTO • Paul BENTLEY • Ben RICE • Aaron MCCRONE • Jeremy GUARD • Gail PARTRIDGE • Samantha EDGINTON • Elizabeth POMFRET • Carly GARDNER • Jake MOLE

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

The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 14:39 on 19th October 2013 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Katrina WOOTTON who recorded a time of 16:20 on 12th August 2017 (event number 371).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sheila Janet CAREY who recorded 97.16% (21:06) on 18th September 2010 (event number 9).

Brueton parkrun started on 24th July 2010. Since then 12,530 participants have completed 117,384 parkruns covering a total distance of 586,920 km, including 19,747 new Personal Bests.

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