parkrun report – 14th April by Peter Thomas

Brueton parkrun Report #402
14/04/2018

Report

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.

Pete

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

Official Report

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.

 

parkrun report – 7th April by Sandra Boot

Brueton parkrun
Event number 401
7th April 2018

Report by Sandra Boot

Saturday 7th April.
My birthday
parkrun Day
I’d had 2 hrs sleep (insomnia, not partying), my back & legs were aching from a 12k run the previous day & I really wasn’t feeling enthusiastic about my first parkrun for a month.

Anyone who knows me knows I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with running: I hate it when I’m doing it & I love it when it’s done! My mind set is very negative. I start telling myself on a Wednesday that I will be rubbish at parkrun so by Saturday I am in a total state of terror.
This week was no exception.

Reluctantly I slithered from beneath my duvet & began the arduous task of trying to wake myself up, hoping that, if nothing else, an extra year older might at least make my age-graded effort seem a bit more respectable.

Shivering as much from nerves as from the cold, I selected someone to try & follow, someone who was a dot on the horizon before I’d even dragged myself to the top of the first hill! Having tried & failed to keep with a few other ‘pacers’, I settled for a plod round with my legs like lead. There was much walking which sets off my whole internal dialogue: “Why do you even try to do this?”, “You’re not a runner, you’re rubbish!”, “You’ve walked so you might as well give up now & go home!” & other such ‘motivational mantras’ that I specialise in.

I was surprised to find that actually my time was pretty standard for me. The run/walk combo wasn’t the disaster I’d imagined. So, either I walk at the same speed that I run, or I might actually have done some faster running than normal between the walking bits (my money’s on the first explanation but you know how negative I am)

But either way, it doesn’t matter. I’d finished, I felt better for it (mentally, legs were in aggers) & how I’d reached the finish line really didn’t matter.

Whether you sprint, run, jog, walk, crawl or adopt a mixture of modes, it’s all about getting out there & just doing it. Doing it in a way that works for you.

PS My age grade did actually marginally improve with an extra year. Result!

So, this was Brueton parkrun number 401. And in a nice bit of symmetry 401 fabulous people ran, jogged or walked the course. How neat is that?

4 random numbers

35 awesome volunteers supported the event. A big thank you to you all
In 35th place was Kieran O’Sullivan with a shiny new PB of 21.03. Well done!
There were 72 PBs today. Well done to you all.
In 72nd place was Sarah Rock in a time of 23.19
There were 25 first timers: Welcome to Brueton Parkrun
In 25th place was Peter Austin in a time of 20.26
Only 9 unknowns this week. That must be a record. #DFYB & well done to those who did remember their barcodes.
In 9th place was Chris Morgan in a time of 19.12

New run club members

10 Club
Dylan BROWN
50 Club
Chloe KINTON
Kerry Ann THOMPSON
Leah GRIFFIN
Stephen GREGG
100 Club
John O'KEEFFE
Neil SMITH
Yongyi ZHANG

Official report

Brueton parkrun
Event number 401
7th April 2018
This week 401 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Keith WHITEHEAD • Helen LANE • Dean WILKES • Jane LEWIS • Anne HUGHES • Graham PRICE • Andrew LUCAS • Ben GARSIDE • Darren MAGGS • Claire MAGGS • Brian STEELE • Peter THOMAS • Katy THOMAS • Andy JOHNSON • Chris BROCKBANK • John A COOPER • Paul JEFFREY • David RALPH • Sandra BOOT • John MINIHAN • Dawn PHILPOTT • Coralie NEWMAN • Colin RICKWOOD • Robert STEWART • Paul BENTLEY • Julie SUTTON • Libby HUGHES • Megan HUGHES • Karis CAPELIN • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Freddie TRUMAN • Rhys FOSTER • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Will TAYLOR

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 11,363 participants have completed 105,086 parkruns covering a total distance of 525,430 km, including 17,885 new Personal Bests.

 

parkrun report – 31st March 2018 by Dan Hayes and Lynne Davis

Brueton parkrun
Event number 400
31st March 2018

From Dan Hayes

On the 400th Brueton parkrun the rain had hit overnight. Despite this, 385 runners and 36 volunteers still turned out in the damp! 31 first timers completed the course and 37 participants set new personal bests.

This week it was the turn of the juniors to help organise the 400th Brueton parkrun. And I must say they did a great job of running the event smoothly! Thank you to all of our volunteers on the day. A special thanks to Alex who did a sterling job of representing the youngsters helping out today!

Your new club members this week were;

25 volunteer club
Phil WOOD

10 club
Kate O'LEARY
100 club
Dug COPE

Brueton in numbers

As it was the 400th event at Brueton I would like to tell you who finished in 400th position but unfortunately, due to the weather and easter holidays, only 385 people took part.
- The square root of 400 is 20. The person that finished 20th was Jonathan Canning with a time of 20:31
- To have achieved 400 participants another 15 people would have had to have taken part. The 15th position finisher was Edward Fraser Long. Edward has completed a total of 77 parkruns
- The hexadecimal value of 400 is 190 and the 190th finisher was Rebuen Burton
- In the Lebanese card game "400" the aim is to reach 41 points. The closest finisher to 41 minutes was the 'Parkrun legend' herself Margaret Smith.

From Lynne Davis

Well, the 400th Brueton Parkrun was a bit soggy underfoot, but at least the rain was good enough to take a break while we were running!

Tip for dry(ish) feet: put plastic bags over your socks inside your trainers. Nappy sacks or dog poo bags work well and they can still be used for their intended purpose afterwards!

Depending on where you were in the field, you might have noticed a couple of people with “The Mikado” posters on their backs. We were promoting the STAMPS (St Alphege Musical Production Society) production that’s on at the Oliver Bird Hall, just below St Alphege Church, from Wed 18th to Sat 21st April. It’s an entertaining show and a great social evening, with the audience seated at tables, a licensed bar, and fish and chips served up by the cast during the interval. Friday is already sold out but there are still tickets available for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tickets are just £15 (including the fish & chips) and you can book online at www.stamps-solihull.co.uk or by leaving a message for Sue on 01564 776873. If you mention parkrun then you’ll be seated with other parkrunners where possible, and if you also mention Lynne’s name then I can bring your tickets to parkrun for you next week (if you’ve booked by phone).

Offical report

This week 385 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

Paul COOPER • Sarah CATTELL • Andrew LUCAS • Ben GARSIDE • Brian STEELE • Eve COLYER • John A COOPER • Suzanne CUTLER • Jim MCGRATH • Sarah REDSHAW • Dawn PHILPOTT • Katie PRICE • Mary Ann HALL • Ethan HEVEY • Phil WOOD • Alexander WOOD • Colin RICKWOOD • Lauren HEVEY • Paul BENTLEY • Jenny HODGE • Julie SUTTON • Casey SUTTON • Abigail BEDNALL • Joanne HEVEY • Chris ATKINS • Libby HUGHES • Megan HUGHES • Daniel BROWN • Gail LAWSON • Karis CAPELIN • Satvik RAAVI • Dan HAYES • Elizabeth POMFRET • Freddie TRUMAN • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Will TAYLOR

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 11,338 participants have completed 104,685 parkruns covering a total distance of 523,425 km, including 17,813 new Personal Bests.

 

parkrun report – 24th March by Helen Pickering

Brueton parkrun
Event number 399
24th March 2018

Unusually for the last few runs, the temperature wasn’t absolutely freezing. This was much appreciated by our volunteers and the 485 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

This week’s run was ladies’ takeover week, with first time run director Katie Price and a host of other women filling volunteering spots, alongside some of the core team and DoE volunteers of both genders. Well done to Katie and her team.

The event was made possible by 40 volunteers:

Isobel MCDERMOTT • Adeba JAMA • Sarah CATTELL • Siobhan O'DONNELL • Emily HUGHES • Nick HANSON • Ben GARSIDE • Claire DEELEY • Katy THOMAS • Louise TAYLOR • John A COOPER • Katie BROWN • Lissy CALVERT • David RALPH • Rachel BIGGS • Helen PICKERING • Caroline EDWARDS • Wendy HOLT • Siobhan COTTER • Emily KING • Lynne JOHN • Katie PRICE • Ethan HEVEY • Lauren HEVEY • Kerry Ann THOMPSON • Fiona PENTON • Amanda CREES • Paul BENTLEY • Aaron MCCRONE • Manjit UPPAL • Joanne HEVEY • Sophie FENNER • Libby HUGHES • Megan HUGHES • Gail PARTRIDGE • Satvik RAAVI • Elizabeth POMFRET • Freddie TRUMAN • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Will TAYLOR

Your new club members this week were;

50 club
Don BISHOP
Marie DOUGLAS
Rob COOKE
100 club
Berni DOHERTY
Derek PUGH
Mike DURKIN

Brueton in numbers

Since it was event #399, in position 399 was Victoria JACKMAN with a time of 35 minutes exactly.
In position 35 was Akgun OZSOY. It was Akgun’s 164th parkrun and
in position 164 was Vineeth KONNATT. He was in gender position 141 and
in 141st position was William ANDREWS. It was his 60th parkrun and
in position 60 was Sean DALY.

Next week is Brueton parkrun #400 and the theme to celebrate – perhaps more in hope than expectation – is summer, so come along in your beach shorts, Hawaiian shirts and sunglasses. Bikinis not recommended!

Helen

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 11,307 participants have completed 104,300 parkruns covering a total distance of 521,500 km, including 17,775 new Personal Bests.

 

parkrun report – 17th March by Tom Willson

Brueton parkrun
Event number 398
17th March 2018

“Brrrrrrrr”, that was my first thought as I stepped out of the house this morning, quickly followed by “I had better check Facebook, to make sure it is still on” (secretly hoping it was cancelled!!)

My mother-in-law, Gail Keith, is the main driving force in making me turn up, as everyone knows, you do as your mother-in-law says, without question!

When we arrived and parked in Brueton car park, it was noticeable that the cold wind and possibility of snow had put quite a lot of people off! In fact, as we arrived at 08.40, the car park was half empty.

The Marshalls had done a brilliant job of clearing the course of the standing water, including the usual puddle by the cafe. Thank you, it made the run so much more bearable. With the odd flurry of snow falling, as we walked to the pre run briefing, we wondered whether we would be allowed to even start the run, even with the reduced numbers.

Well, we were allowed to run, with a slightly altered start position. Two particular highlights for me were running past the tennis courts into a full on headwind, and running through a mini blizzard by the cafe on the second lap.

I made doubly certain to say thank you to every single volunteer on the way round, for braving the elements and making sure that we could all run, jog and walk our way around the course.

Your volunteers this week were:
Paul CORNOCK • Jim MAYNE • Brett Daniel PATTEN • Peter COLLINS • Paul WILLIAMS • Martin HANCOCK • Andrew LUCAS • Tom WILLSON • Ben GARSIDE • Brian STEELE • Peter THOMAS • Katy THOMAS • Ather SHAH • Andy JOHNSON • Chris BROCKBANK • John A COOPER • Graham EDWARDS • James COOPER • Chris QUARMBY • Jane QUARMBY • Chris RAW • Phil WOOD • Colin RICKWOOD • Paul BENTLEY • Elizabeth MAYNE • David JOHN • Aaron MCCRONE • Charlotte COOPER • Abigail BEDNALL • Chris ATKINS • Tim HUGHES • Satvik RAAVI • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Freddie TRUMAN • Tara WARRINGTON • Rhys FOSTER • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY
THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!!

With 305 people taking part, the weather had clearly taken is toll on some people! We had 21 first timers (brave souls), and 33 Pc’s. Over 10% of those who took part, got a PB!

Huge congratulations go to the following New club members:
New Club members -
50 -Barry WILLIAMS
100 - Charles DOCKER
100 - Emily HUGHES

With new volunteer club member Colin RICKWOOD also joining the '25' team.

Here's hoping for better weather next week!
The official report follows below.
Thanks for reading, TTFN, Tom

This week 305 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 38 volunteers:

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 11,265 participants have completed 103,815 parkruns covering a total distance of 519,075 km, including 17,716 new Personal Bests.

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