parkrun report – 16th March 2019 by Tom Willson

Brueton parkrun
Event number 452
16th March 2019

Report

Saturday morning dawned, and the usual pulling back the curtains to see what the weather is like,
followed by a gasp of surprise that it is not raining! That didn’t stop the course from being rather
wet underfoot, especially around by the duck pond and the little wood. However, that didn’t stop
546 of you turning up to walk, plod, jog or sprint around the course!
Of the 546, 49 of you were first timers. You are most welcome, please come back! There were 69
PB’s this week which is brilliant work, well done everyone.

A quick reminder about the charity quiz night on Saturday 30th March. There is still room for a few
more teams, so if you fancy having the old grey matter tested, come along for a great night. To book
your place, please email the office, or comment on the post on Facebook.

Some of you may, or may not know that at the start of last September, about 800m from the finish, I
took a very heavy fall, and badly damaged my left ankle. Since then, I have not been able jog on it,
as it has been too painful, however, I am happy to say that my ankle has recovered enough to allow
me to return to parkrun!

Anyway, that’s enough from me!
See you at the quiz!
Thanks for reading – TTFN #DFYB

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80th place Kerry Ann THOMPSON in 22:54
160th place Susan HARVEY in 25:17
240th place Helen PICKERING in 27:40
320th place Philippe GUERIN in 29:57
400th place Judith BURNS in 32:15

New run club members

We have 5 New Club Members this week. Congratulations to all of you.
10 CLUB
Alice HENDERSON
Erin REILLY
Imogen PENNY
50 CLUB
Michael BRACKEN
Tom RITCHIE

In a slight amendment to the notices that were given on Saturday, Gail KEITH was actually celebrating
her 100th run, not her 50th . Well done Gail.

Your volunteer team this week

Of course, Brueton parkrun cannot operate without it’s army of volunteers. This week’s volunteers
were:
Karen RATCLIFFE • Tom WILLSON • Claire MAGGS • Brian STEELE • Zak CHOHAN •
Peter THOMAS • Andy JOHNSON • William MAIDMENT • Chris BROCKBANK • John A COOPER • Suna
OZSOY • Paul WINWOOD • John MINIHAN • Greg HART • Zara JOHAL • Michael WHATLEY • Emily
KING • Chris RAW • Sandra HART • Phil WOOD • Colin RICKWOOD • Paul BENTLEY • Dominic COOK •
Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Chris ATKINS • Elspeth PARKIN • Arjun SAHOTA • Karis
CAPELIN • David HAYES • Adam HAYES • Stephen BLAND • Samantha EDGINTON • Elizabeth
POMFRET • Freddie TRUMAN • Daniel BATTERBEE • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Joseph PEDLEY •
Bhavya KAPADIA • Georgia AMEER-BEG

When making your way around the course, please make sure that you thank every volunteer as you
go past them. If you haven’t volunteered before, please consider it, as just once a year would be a great help.

Official report

Brueton parkrun
Event number 452
16th March 2019
This week 546 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 69
recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:
Karen RATCLIFFE • Andrew LUCAS • Tom WILLSON • Claire MAGGS • Brian STEELE • Zak CHOHAN •
Peter THOMAS • Andy JOHNSON • William MAIDMENT • Chris BROCKBANK • John A COOPER • Suna
OZSOY • Paul WINWOOD • John MINIHAN • Greg HART • Zara JOHAL • Michael WHATLEY • Emily
KING • Chris RAW • Sandra HART • Phil WOOD • Colin RICKWOOD • Paul BENTLEY • Dominic COOK •
Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Chris ATKINS • Elspeth PARKIN • Arjun SAHOTA • Karis
CAPELIN • David HAYES • Adam HAYES • Stephen BLAND • Samantha EDGINTON • Elizabeth
POMFRET • Freddie TRUMAN • Daniel BATTERBEE • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Joseph PEDLEY •
Bhavya KAPADIA • Georgia AMEER-BEG
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 CAREY who recorded 97.16% (21:06) on 18th
September 2010 (event number 9).
Brueton parkrun started on 24th July 2010. Since then 14,004 participants have completed 132,232
parkruns covering a total distance of 661,160 km, including 21,734 new Personal Bests. A total of
1,093 individuals have volunteered 11,429 times.

 

Local event – Easter Fun Run 5k – 14th April 2019

Here's some details of a local event for 2019 that may be of interest to those looking for a distance, the same as parkrun

Easter Fun Run – Sunday 14 April

Easter Fun Run

 

Local event – Solihull Half Marathon 2019

Here's some details of a local event for 2019 that may be of interest to those looking for a longer distance.

Solihull Half Marathon – Sunday 7 April

Solihull Half Marathon poster (2)

 

parkrun report – 9th March 2019 by Amanda Crees

Brueton parkrun
Event number 451
9th March 2019

Report

Well done one and all 570 of you who ran this week. The sunny but breezy start gave way to quite brutal windy and rainy conditions out on the course. Thankfully there was a little sun afterwards to make up for eye watering experience.

Congratulations to couple, Eric and Jeanette Robathan who completed their 250th Parkrun today. Well done to all our new club members, especially the volunteers John Garside and Chris Raw. Well done also to a group of teachers from St. Peter’s Catholic School who graduated from a 0-5K running programme by completing Brueton parkrun. Led by Amanda Crees, Chemistry teacher and member of Knowle and Dorridge Running Club, the group have trained 3 times per week as a group and solo to reach the 5K goal in just 7 weeks. Well done to Kate Fleming (Physics) and Lorraine Pearce (Business Studies) who are both new to running, for completing their first parkrun. Congratulations to Simon Palin (Maths) who got a PB and Gloria Fuentes (Spanish) for coming back to running after a few months off. Thank you as well to Matt Horsfield (Maths) for supporting the group sessions and being there to cheerlead. And thanks to Jamie Allen and Alex Eden (both Physics) for coming along to run and support team St. Peter’s. This is the second year that a group of staff have committed to the challenge, which is an achievement in itself but especially so in cold weather, dark evenings and in the midst of a very busy half term. The group have committed to continuing their runs every Monday, so we hope to see them again at Brueton soon.

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This was event 451, in 451st place was an unknown runner - DFYB!
There were 40 first timers today. In 40th place, Joe Wilkie who ran 20:21
103 people recorded PBs, in 103rd place Conrad Basson in 23:32
Peter Collins ran his 371st Parkrun in 23:29, in 371st place Alison Giblin in 30:53 running her 311th parkrun.
In 311th place, Paul Cornock in 29:18.

New run club members

10 - Jake ANDREWS
10 - Ruby LEE
50 - Alan DODDS
50 - Richard HALTON
100 - Gail KEITH
100 - Leonardo TURTURICI
250 - Andy MANNING
250 - Eric John ROBATHAN
250 - Jeanette ROBATHAN

New volunteer club members

Chris RAW
John GARSIDE

Your volunteer team this week

Thank you to this week’s volunteer team, particularly in such harsh weather conditions!

Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Adam HAYES • Amanda CREES • Andrew LUCAS • Andy JOHNSON • Anika VAIRAVARAJA • Ben WHITTAKER • Bhavya KAPADIA • Brett Daniel PATTEN • Brian STEELE • Caroline EDWARDS • Chris ATKINS • Chris BROCKBANK • Chris RAW • Colin RICKWOOD • Darren JOHN • David HAYES • Dominic COOK • Elizabeth POMFRET • Elspeth PARKIN • Emily KING • George SPANN • Georgia AMEER-BEG • Graham EDWARDS • John A COOPER • John GARSIDE • John MINIHAN • Joseph PEDLEY • Karis CAPELIN • Lianne LE SWANN • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Malcolm GRIFFIN • Oliver SWANN • Paul BENTLEY • Peter THOMAS • Poppy BAMFORD • Raja VAIRAVARAJA • William MAIDMENT • Zak CHOHAN • Zara JOHAL

Official report

Brueton parkrun
Event number 451
9th March 2019
This week 570 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 103 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Brett Daniel PATTEN • John GARSIDE • George SPANN • Andrew LUCAS • Malcolm GRIFFIN • Brian STEELE • Zak CHOHAN • Peter THOMAS • Andy JOHNSON • William MAIDMENT • Chris BROCKBANK • Darren JOHN • John A COOPER • Oliver SWANN • John MINIHAN • Graham EDWARDS • Zara JOHAL • Caroline EDWARDS • Emily KING • Chris RAW • Colin RICKWOOD • Poppy BAMFORD • Amanda CREES • Paul BENTLEY • Dominic COOK • Aaron MCCRONE • Raja VAIRAVARAJA • Anika VAIRAVARAJA • Lianne LE SWANN • Abigail BEDNALL • Chris ATKINS • Elspeth PARKIN • Ben WHITTAKER • Karis CAPELIN • David HAYES • Adam HAYES • Elizabeth POMFRET • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Joseph PEDLEY • Bhavya KAPADIA • Georgia AMEER-BEG

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 CAREY who recorded 97.16% (21:06) on 18th September 2010 (event number 9).

Brueton parkrun started on 24th July 2010. Since then 13,955 participants have completed 131,686 parkruns covering a total distance of 658,430 km, including 21,665 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,092 individuals have volunteered 11,388 times.

 

parkrun report – 16th February 2019 by Sandra Boot

Brueton parkrun
Event number 448
16th February 2019

Report

Every journey begins with the first step
What a beautiful morning for a run in the park. Even this reluctant runner was up &
out of bed with no thoughts of excuses this week. And what finer day to be taking
part in your first parkrun. A very warm welcome to all 49 first timers to Brueton
parkrun & a particular shout out to the 17 Knowle & Dorridge Running Club 0-3
graduates completing their first parkrun today.
I caught up with Jo Tork who organises the 0-3 mile challenge at K&D to find out
more about what our graduates had been up to in preparation for their first parkrun.
This is what she had to say.

“On Wednesday 7th January 2019, Knowle and Dorridge Running Club welcomed
23 participants to this year’s 0 - 3 mile challenge which is in its 5th successful year. 
Their journey started out with a 20 minute session combining running for 1
minute/walking for 1 minute, with the length of time spent running gradually
increasing over 5 weeks, culminating in their first parkrun today.

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This year’s group was made up of all ages and levels of fitness, with a lot not even
able to run for the bus but they all committed to their 3 sessions a week led by
qualified K&D run leaders with the goal of completing a 5k run in their sights.  We
have unfortunately lost a number due to injury but 17 completed today’s event, with
another lady running last week and another 2 running in a couple of weeks when
they are back from holidays.
They have all showed tremendous commitment, encouraging each other through the
challenge and spurring each other on when they have found it difficult. These guys
are my personal heroes as they have taken themselves way, way out of their own
comfort zone and absolutely nailed it today. When they had finished you could see
from their faces how proud they were of what they had achieved both individually but
more so as a group and that is what running, and parkrun, is all about.
There are 20 new members of the Brueton parkrun family today and that makes me
very happy” 

Thanks for these words, Jo. And well done to you all, you were fabulous. Be proud of
yourselves for this is a great achievement. This is the start of your running journey &
every journey begins with that first step.
Last month Amanda wrote a run report about the benefits of running with a club (26th
Jan) & the parkrun newsletter a week later also featured an article by coach, Andy
Hobdell, about running with a club or group. Getting out for a run on your own can
really test your motivation, especially when it’s dark, cold & wet but committing to go
with others is more likely to get you out there, whether it’s at a club with coaches &
organised training sessions or meeting up with friends to do a run that you wouldn’t
have done on your own.
I am a reluctant runner & not at all motivated to run on my own (& the rate at which I
fall over means I am a liability on my own!) but running regularly with friends & with
K&D has given me more confidence to run further & try harder & to actually get out &
run at all.
Whatever reason has brought you to running, I hope you achieve your goals. But like
many things in life, it’s much more fun to do it with someone else than on your own.

Many thanks to Jo Tork for her contribution & for the photograph.

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This was event 448.
In 448 th place was Jake Andrews with a new PB of 34.36. Well done, Jake.
Event 448 was brought to you by 41 volunteers, the majority of whom are members
of Knowle & Dorridge Running Club. Thank you to everyone who volunteered today.
You are all amazing.
In 41 st place was Dan Kinsella with a new PB of 21.25. Well done, Dan.
Margaret Smith has set another course record VW85-89 in a time of 42min 11 sec.
This is 19 sec faster than last week’s record. On 26 th Jan 2019 Margaret became the
first lady to set this record & she has beaten it every week, smashing 1 min 27 sec
off her time in just 4 weeks! Awesome stuff.
Margaret has done an impressive 301 runs.
In position 301 was Sabrina Reehall in a time of 29.14, a new PB. Well done,
Sabrina.
There were an amazing 83 PBs this week. Very well done to you all
In 83 rd place was Jon Beech in a time of 22.52.
Jon has done an impressive 201 parkruns.
In 201 st place was Jake Murphy in a time of 26.32.

New run club members
10 - Georgie WATKINS
50 - Tony MURRELL
250 - Michael Neil REES

New volunteer club members
25 - Katie PRICE

Your volunteer team this week

Alison LONNON • Andy JOHNSON • Anita BLAND • Ben BROOKS • Ben WHITTAKER • Bhavya KAPADIA • Brian STEELE • Caroline EDWARDS • Chris ATKINS • Chris RAW • Colin RICKWOOD • David PARTRIDGE • Elizabeth POMFRET • Emily KING • Gail PARTRIDGE • Georgia AMEER-BEG • Graham EDWARDS • John A COOPER • John MINIHAN • John WILLIAMS • Julie BROOKS • Karen RATCLIFFE • Kate MARSH • Katie PRICE • Kay ADENIPEKUN • Lianne LE SWANN • Lissy CALVERT • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Monica GREEN • Oliver SWANN • Owen LONNON • Peter THOMAS • Phil WOOD • Poppy BAMFORD • Robert STEWART • Sandra BOOT • Shubhangini CHIKERMANE • Sian DAVIES • Smita DESHPANDE • Stephen BLAND • Subhash AGARWALLA • Zak CHOHAN

Official report

This week 564 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 49 were first timers and 84 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 43 volunteers:

Monica GREEN • Karen RATCLIFFE • Andrew LUCAS • Brian STEELE • Subhash AGARWALLA • Zak CHOHAN • Peter THOMAS • Andy JOHNSON • Julie BROOKS • Ben BROOKS • John A COOPER • Lissy CALVERT • Oliver SWANN • Sandra BOOT • John MINIHAN • Graham EDWARDS • Caroline EDWARDS • Emily KING • Kate MARSH • Smita DESHPANDE • Chris RAW • Katie PRICE • Kay ADENIPEKUN • Phil WOOD • Colin RICKWOOD • Poppy BAMFORD • Robert STEWART • Sian DAVIES • Anita BLAND • Lianne LE SWANN • John WILLIAMS • Chris ATKINS • Gail PARTRIDGE • Ben WHITTAKER • David PARTRIDGE • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Alison LONNON • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Owen LONNON • Bhavya KAPADIA • Shubhangini CHIKERMANE • Georgia AMEER-BEG

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 CAREY who recorded 97.16% (21:06) on 18th September 2010 (event number 9).

Brueton parkrun started on 24th July 2010. Since then 13,795 participants have completed 129,863 parkruns covering a total distance of 649,315 km, including 21,369 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,089 individuals have volunteered 11,266 times.

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