Brueton parkrun Report #402
Something strange happened at Brueton parkrun this week. NO RAIN..............Woo hoo!!! It really was a lovely morning and hopefully its the start of a long spell of good weather. Anyway with the better conditions we had 561 turn up this week. I think that when the sun starts shining every Saturday we will see some large numbers and a new record turnout. Who knows high 600s or even 700.
This week I wanted to share some Brueton park facts you may not know.
1.Malvern and Brueton are one big park. The Brueton part was given to the town by Mr Horace Brueton. The two parks were linked together in 1963. It has Green Flag Status.
2.The Horse statue in the park was purchased at auction in 1944 for his garden in Tudor Grange by Captain Oliver Bird of Birds Custard fame. He then donated it to Solihull Council and it was placed in the park in 1953.
3.In the Second World War, the gates at the Malvern park entrance were requisitioned for scrap. They were removed and never replaced.
4.Warwickshire Wildlife Trust opened the Parkridge Centre in 2002 as an education centre for environment and conservation. The cafe and toilets are also located in the building. It recently had a bit of a makeover and a few menu changes.
5.The old large size Cappuccino is now the small and the new large size is a monster cup of yummie coffee. Nearly forgot there is chocolate on top as well. Only about 300 calories. But they don't count as we have been running.
So till next time that's all folks....................keep on parkrunning.
New run club members
10- Kieran SMITH
50- Glenn ANDREWS
50- Lynne DAVIS
50- Phil ROSS
100- Ian MOORE
250- Ann HUNT
5 Random numbers
20th place was Phil PARTRIDGE in a time of 20.31 and a new PB
120th place was Nick HANSON in a time of 24.28
220th place was Nigel FOSTER in a time of 27.36
320th place was Ryan SMITH in a time of 30.36 and a new PB
420th place was Lauren BROWN in a time of 33.58 and a new PB
This week 561 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 63 were first timers and 71 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:
Tanya MURPHY • Ian P COOPER • Alison GIBLIN • Emily HUGHES • Andrew LUCAS • Ben GARSIDE • Brian STEELE • Steve RUSSON • Peter THOMAS • Ann HUNT • Chris BROCKBANK • Michael MAHER • John A COOPER • Anna CAVE • Kitty ILES • John MINIHAN • Caroline EDWARDS • Wendy HOLT • Coralie NEWMAN • Kate SHEPHARD • Jessica CUTTRISS • Colin RICKWOOD • Kerry Ann THOMPSON • Paul BENTLEY • Aaron MCCRONE • Jenny HODGE • Abigail BEDNALL • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY
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 11,426 participants have completed 105,647 parkruns covering a total distance of 528,235 km, including 17,956 new Personal Bests.