Brueton parkrun Report #391
Happy New Year to all Brueton parkrunners! Those of you who were up and at Brueton for a 9am run on New Years’ Day have my utmost respect, and even more so the volunteers who had to be there even earlier.
Doing the double and parkrun tourism
I knew there was no way I was getting to Brueton after enjoying my New Year’s Eve revelries but I did manage to make it to Cannon Hill for a more civilised 10.30 start and a first appearance at our neighbouring run.
Having run my worst parkrun time in a year on 30th December I was happy to get round a new course, in the pouring rain, in a time I was content with. Apparently I’m an ok runner when fuelled by alcohol and buffet nibbles, who knew? Here’s my takeaway from Cannon Hill - if you’ve ever complained about having to finish Brueton by running up the hill, never run Cannon Hill!
I recognised several regular Brueton runners who were doing the double, having already done the 9am run at Brueton before heading to Cannon Hill for the second parkrun of the day. Well done to those keen people.
The festive period saw two extra parkruns, with additional runs being held on Christmas Day and New Years’ Day. To that end this seems an opportune time to thank the core team and all the volunteers who made those events happen. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to volunteer more in 2018 and it’s something many of us can and probably look to do more. There are even volunteering jobs you can do which still allow you to run, like this one! If you want to volunteer, check out the FUTURE ROSTER for available dates and jobs and let the team know when you can help out (email: email@example.com).
My other resolution is to try to double my current parkrun count and qualify for the 50 shirt by the end of 2018 – I probably won’t manage it but it should help make getting up early for a run on a Saturday morning part of my routine.
Do you have parkrun resolutions? Let us know in the comments.
Brueton’s 391st run saw 410 parkrunners complete the course; a little down on recent numbers but that’s no surprise as many of us were probably recovering from the night before and in no mood to start 2018 with a run. In position 391 was Brueton first timer Shah BEGUM with a time of 39:50.
We had an impressive 85 first timers this week, probably largely people who normally do parkrun at other venues which weren’t doing a New Years’ Day parkrun. In 85th position was Daniel GREGORY in 23:36.
Representatives of 62 clubs appeared at Brueton – in 62nd position was Dave WHITTAKER with a time of 22:45.
Congratulations to the new milestone club members:
10 – Ciaran TURNBULL
50 – Kate Thompson and Nikita POTTER
100 – Chris QUARMBY
Finally, a virtual round of applause for the amazing volunteers who made it happen:
William ANDREWS, Isabel ARTHUR, Caroline ATKINS, Chris ATKINS, Paul BENTLEY, John BRADLEY, Edwin BRAY, Sarah CATTELL, John A COOPER, Siobhan COTTER, Stephen EVANS, Susan HARVEY, David JOHN, Darren JOHN, Peter KILBEY, Andrew LUCAS, Kate MARSH, Isobel MCDERMOTT, John MINIHAN, Amanda O'LEARY, Melanie PARRY, Joseph PENTON, Ben PENTON, Fiona PENTON, John PERRY, Helen PICKERING, Val RALPH, Nadege RUTTER, John SAVIN, Brian STEELE, Kerry Ann THOMPSON, Roger VARLEY, Ezra VARLEY, Michael WHATLEY, Phil WOOD
See you all next week!