parkrun report – 14th July by Helen Pickering

Brueton parkrun
Event number 415
14th July 2018

Report

This week 459 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part. It was another hot day so well done everyone, especially those who achieved a new PB – it certainly wasn’t the ideal day to go for one!

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It was Brueton parkrun number 415; in position 415 was Eugenie ROBERTS.

She was the 134th female finisher. In position 134 was Michael O’DWYER – with a new PB – in his 14th parkrun.

In 14th place was Laura PETTIFER of Kenilworth Runners, one of the 27 different clubs represented.

In 27th place was Christopher FLETCHER on his 128th parkrun.

128th position was taken by Matt CRAMPTON.

New volunteer club member
25 Robert STEWART

New run club members
50 Monica GREEN
50 Louise REDSULL

Thought of the week

Every week, we try to make sure the route is 5km, but if everyone managed about 5.02 before coming to a complete halt, it would make life in the finish funnel a lot easier. Even better, from a run, go into a walk and keep moving forward. It makes space for those who are following you.

Your volunteer team this week

Peter COLLINS • Alison GIBLIN • Stephen GIBLIN • Kevin TOMKINSON • Brian STEELE • Steve RUSSON • Peter THOMAS • Ather SHAH • Andy JOHNSON • Chris BROCKBANK • Neil BOWLER • John A COOPER • David RALPH • Caroline ATKINS • Viv PAYNE • John MINIHAN • Greg HART • Helen PICKERING • Sandra HART • Stephen EVANS • Robert STEWART • Paul BENTLEY • Lynne DAVIS • Xander DAVIS • Jay BANSAL • Chris ATKINS • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Mark OSELAND • Emily LOMAX • Suzette THOMPSON • Will TAYLOR

Helen

Official report

This week 459 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Peter COLLINS • Alison GIBLIN • Stephen GIBLIN • Kevin TOMKINSON • Andrew LUCAS • Brian STEELE • Steve RUSSON • Peter THOMAS • Ather SHAH • Andy JOHNSON • Chris BROCKBANK • Neil BOWLER • John A COOPER • David RALPH • Caroline ATKINS • Viv PAYNE • John MINIHAN • Greg HART • Helen PICKERING • Sandra HART • Stephen EVANS • Robert STEWART • Paul BENTLEY • Lynne DAVIS • Xander DAVIS • Jay BANSAL • Chris ATKINS • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Mark OSELAND • Emily LOMAX • Suzette THOMPSON • 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 12,017 participants have completed 112,440 parkruns covering a total distance of 562,200 km, including 19,001 new Personal Bests.

 

parkrun report – 7th July by Karen Ratcliffe

Brueton parkrun
Event number 414
7th July 2018

Report

Brueton parkrun Roadtrip to the Home of parkrun - Bushy.

14 tired but excited Brueton parkrunners met up with Margaret Smith at 5.30 am on Saturday 7th July at Brueton park, to pick up the minibus to London.

Bushy had invited all over 80 year old parkrunners to attend their event for a special Octogenarian Day, for the second year running. Last year there were 15, this year that more than doubled! An amazing turnout.

When we arrived we were met by Margaret's son Peter. Ben Jones travelled there by bike from his digs in London to join us too.

It was an extremely hot day. Peter said it was 32 degrees when we were running! The course is one lap, very dry and dusty at the moment. But nevertheless, a lovely course.

Times were expectedly slow, but we were there for the atmosphere, and for Margaret. It didn't let us down.

We even managed to drag Trish out of retirement to have a walk round! For those who don't know, Trish was one of the original people to set up Brueton parkrun, along with her brother Larry Chambers and Nick Bowler.

I missed the famous deer during the run, but we were very lucky to see quite a few as we left the park later.

The inevitable trip to the café post parkrun, then to the café in Hampton Court across the road from Bushy park. It was far too hot for a wander around the grounds unfortunately.

We all had a lovely day with a great group of people.

Maybe next year we could hire a coach instead of a minibus, if we can get enough people interested?!

Thanks to Kevin and John for all the time spent trying to source the minibus, well worth it in the end.

Our team consisted of (in order of finishing - in reverse - but Margaret first of course!). Margaret Smith, Trish Chambers, Val Ralph, Alison Giblin, Kevin Tomkinson, Linda Whitehead, Carol Hargreaves, Gracey Collins, Karen Ratcliffe, Kate Marsh, Phil Wood, John Minihan, Pete Thomas, Darren John, Anthony Dutton and Ben Jones.

The group photo is taken under the actual parkrun tree - the one replicated on the parkrun logo - and also marks the finish line.

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All about multiples of 80's

Neil WRIGHT was the 80th finisher across the line with a time of 23:55

Jonathan REEVES was the 160th finisher across the line with a time of 26:58

Linda YORKE-BIGGS was the 240th finisher across the line with a time of 29:56

Rashmi MISHRA was the 320th finisher across the line with a time of 33:23

Pooja SRIVASTAVA was the 400th finisher across the line with a time of 38:45

New run club members
10 - Ben MULLINS
100 - Christine KENT
100 - Paul BENTLEY
100 - Peter HEALD

Thought of the week

Keeping to the left on our course, not only allows everyone to have a clearer path when on the course, but allows other park users to see what's happening and allow them to be on the same side of the path. Everyone working together.

Your volunteer team this week

Pete MAKEPEACE • Paul COOPER • Steve ARMSTRONG • Matthew TAYLOR • Susan JAFFE • Andrew LUCAS • Melvyn BROWN • Tom WILLSON • Brian STEELE • Steve RUSSON • Andy JOHNSON • Chris BROCKBANK • John A COOPER • Paul JEFFREY • Melvin CULLEN • David RALPH • Rachel BIGGS • Mike DURKIN • Katie PRICE • Colin RICKWOOD • Paul BENTLEY • Jane WRIGHT • Ben RICE • Abigail BEDNALL • Anushka AGARWALLA • Ivan STORER • Karis CAPELIN • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Rich PRICE • Emily LOMAX • Carly GARDNER

Karen

Official report

This week 449 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Pete MAKEPEACE • Paul COOPER • Steve ARMSTRONG • Matthew TAYLOR • Susan JAFFE • Andrew LUCAS • Melvyn BROWN • Tom WILLSON • Brian STEELE • Steve RUSSON • Andy JOHNSON • Chris BROCKBANK • John A COOPER • Paul JEFFREY • Melvin CULLEN • David RALPH • Rachel BIGGS • Mike DURKIN • Katie PRICE • Colin RICKWOOD • Paul BENTLEY • Jane WRIGHT • Ben RICE • Abigail BEDNALL • Anushka AGARWALLA • Ivan STORER • Karis CAPELIN • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Rich PRICE • Emily LOMAX • Carly GARDNER

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 11,990 participants have completed 111,981 parkruns covering a total distance of 559,905 km, including 18,939 new Personal Bests.

 

parkrun report – 30th June by Fiona Penton

Brueton parkrun
Event number 413
30th June 2018

Report

What a hot day it was on Saturday. And with the warm weather brings many more runners to an already tight course, so we all need to work together to make it a pleasurable and fun event for all participants. Shouting at other runners is a no-no. You are not the only runner on the course. The wonderful thing about parkrun is that it is totally inclusive regardless of age or ability. Four year olds run alongside 80+ year olds, 15 minutes sprint past the hour plus, dogs run with owners (on short leads and one per runner!) and generally everyone gets along and supports each other. As a result of this diversity, it doesn't always run like a paid entry event - children stop for no reason and can get in the way, it happens, be aware of it and don't put the few extra seconds it takes to slow down and go round them before their safety; dogs can get excited and dart across the path for no reason, again be aware, people run with dogs, it is allowed in the rules, wait till it's safe, and go round them; there are people who want to get round as quick as possible, if you like to run as a group, be aware there may be people needing to get past you, try not to block the whole path and let them pass; most importantly of all, STAY TO THE LEFT or was it right? I forget...

It was a special day for me this week, it was my 100th. I still remember being dragged along to my first by a certain Brett Patten (We hadn't been dating long, I was keen to impress..) and running in the freezing cold, wearing a borrowed hoodie, and quickly regretting my choice of clothing. I wouldn't mind, but it was hardly my first time running. I was slightly bemused by it all, partically the standing around waiting for the last person to finish as Brett was marshalling that morning. Now, that's the best part for me, as it's usually me and my boys who are last! I love the fact that so many people hang around for the sole purpose to cheer on the last few runners crossing the line.

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My first run was on the 28th November 2015 - 28/11/15, so I thought I would be indulgent and base the stats on that.

Nate WILSON, was the 232nd finisher across the line with a time of 28:11 - see what I did there?

My first was the 279th event at Brueton, the 279th finisher was Mark WIGGINS, with a time of 29:39.

My PB was at event 332, before I starting running with the little beasties. The 332nd finisher was Emma-Jane ATTENBORROW, with a time of 30:53.

I had the pleasure of walking the part of the last lap with first timer Jeanette TELFER, who wanted to finish her parkrun in under an hour, and she did, with a time of 58:58.

My first was in 2015, crikey, has it really taken me over 2 and half years to complete 100 runs? Becky HAMPSHIRE, completed her first parkrun at Brueton, with a time of 20:15.

New run club members
50 Joanna WATSON
50 John BARTLAM
50 Shengru SHI
100 Chris RAW(Run Director)
100 Fiona PENTON(Core volunteer)
100 Matthew PRICE

Thought of the week

As the weather warms up(every year people say we have no Summer......well what the heck is this.......less than 6 months to Christmas!.... yay) remember about rehydration. It's so important!

Your volunteer team this week

I think I've shoe horned even stats based on moi for one run report. But before I finish, I must give a huge thanks to all those who gave up their time and volunteered in the relentless heat:

Anushka AGARWALLA, Abigail BEDNALL, Stephen BLAND, Chris BROCKBANK, Karis CAPELIN, Peter COLLINS, John A COOPER, Anthony DUTTON, Rhys FOSTER, Carly GARDNER, Emily HUGHES, Andy JOHNSON, Emily LOMAX, Claire MAGGS, Jo MELLOR, John MINIHAN, Andrew MONK, Viv PAYNE, Fiona PENTON, Chris PLESTER, Val RALPH, David RALPH, Karen RATCLIFFE, Steve RUSSON, Brian STEELE, Peter THOMAS, Katy THOMAS, Paul WILLIAMS, Paul WINWOOD and Phil WOOD.

Fiona and the wee beasties xx

Official report

This week 516 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Peter COLLINS • Karen RATCLIFFE • Paul WILLIAMS • Emily HUGHES • Andrew LUCAS • Claire MAGGS • Brian STEELE • Steve RUSSON • Peter THOMAS • Katy THOMAS • Chris PLESTER • Anthony DUTTON • Andy JOHNSON • Andrew MONK • Val RALPH • Chris BROCKBANK • John A COOPER • David RALPH • Viv PAYNE • Paul WINWOOD • John MINIHAN • Phil WOOD • Fiona PENTON • Abigail BEDNALL • Jo MELLOR • Anushka AGARWALLA • Karis CAPELIN • Stephen BLAND • Rhys FOSTER • Emily LOMAX • Carly GARDNER

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 11,956 participants have completed 111,532 parkruns covering a total distance of 557,660 km, including 18,894 new Personal Bests.

 

parkrun report – 23rd June by Peter Thomas

Brueton parkrun
Event number 412
23rd June 2018

Report

The sun was out again and it was hot, hot, hot. 547 people enjoyed a lovely sunny morning in the park. It makes me laugh how many were moaning it was too hot.(The ED will be having words next time he sees you Pete!) I know it does not happen every year, but this is called SUMMER. Enjoy it while you can. Make sure to drink plenty of water, slop some sun lotion on and you are all good.

Two runners to mention who did well in the heat. My sister Debbie Thomas got a new PB in a time of 29.50 and my friend Mark Smith also got a PB in a time of 24.41

Well done both of you and anyone else who set a PB this week.

This week a few UK parkrun records to share with you.

Attendance record - Bushy park - 1705

Most first finishes - Hannah Oldroyd - 261

Most events - Paul Fielding - 393

Male record holder - Andrew Baddeley - 13.48

Female record holder - Hannah Walker - 15.55

A few Brueton parkrun records.

Most first finishes - Peter Harry Brookes and Jane Evans - 51 each

Male course record - Mr Un Known - 14.39

Female course record - Katrina Wootton - 16.20

Two to aim for.

Mens 5k world record - Kenenisa Bekele - 12.37

Womens 5k world record - Tirunesh Dibaba - 14.11

And finally.

5k barefoot record - Jordan Trump - 16.33

Random 99 ers

99th place William GREENHALGH in a time of 23.14

199th place Alice BRAY in a time of 25.58

299th place Antonio ANDRADE in a time of 28.47

399th place Victoria JACKMAN in a time of 31.49

499th place Anne GOODWIN in a time of 38.20

 

parkrun report – 16th June by Sandra Boot

Brueton parkrun
Event number 411
16th June 2018

Official Report

Of falls, fractures, friends & folklore….

Last week I had another clown-fall whilst out running, taking a massive tumble 1k into a 10k run. I was SO embarrassed that I jumped up, dusted myself down, declared it was ‘nothing but wounded pride’, then ran a further 9k on adrenaline. It was only when I tried to drive home that I realised I’d done some considerable damage. Couch to 5 k to A&E…..

Consequently, I was the back of the fleet this week, trotting along clutching a fractured wrist against fractured ribs & trying not to fall over again.

As I wheezed & whinged my way round the course I was struck by just how many people I knew. There are people I have known for many years, people I know from other places & have met up with at parkrun, people who I knew in the past & our paths have crossed again at parkrun, people I have met for the first time at Parkrun & judging by the number of attempts I made to puff out a ‘good morning’, (which gradually faded to a breathless wave,) I realised that I know quite a lot of people.

After parkrun a few weeks ago, a lovely gentleman spoke to me about me being a graduate of the University of Birmingham where he was a former pro-vice chancellor. We ended up talking for about half an hour, reminiscing & comparing notes & it prompted me to contact my undergraduate tutor. It’s small world.

I am not the best runner & I don’t always enjoy parkrun while I’m doing it, but I very much enjoy the social side, the ‘après run’. Seeing the number of people afterwards either in the Parkridge centre or just standing together chatting shows that Parkrun benefits us socially as well as physically; friendships made & maintained through running.

And what of the folklore…..? (apart from a nice alliterative title)

Mên-an-Tol, in Cornwall, is a standing stone with a 50 cm diameter hole through it. It is also known locally as the Crick Stone as it was alleged to cure rickets & ‘cricked’ backs if sufferers crawled through the hole in the middle of the stone.

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In 2003 we were on holiday nearby. I had cracked ribs (is this sounding familiar?) & Steve had fallen down stairs & sprained his ankle 2 days before the holiday (honestly, we are the clumsy clown family) Upon visiting the crick stone Steve decided to crawl through the hole & immediately declared that his ankle was cured, that it was ‘like someone had flicked a switch on the pain’. He consequently urged me to crawl through with my broken ribs, a feat of some considerable pain & something I would not like to repeat. I experienced no such healing effect unfortunately & I callously declared it was a load of rubbish. However, that night I was able to lie flat in bed for the first time in 2 weeks. Which was interesting.

Fast forward to Father’s Day 2018 & once again the family clown is sporting cracked ribs &, for good measure, a cracked wrist. We happened to be visiting the Rollright Stones & the children noticed that one of the ‘King’s Men’ stones had a small hole in it. ‘Look mum, stick your wrist through the hole, it’s a crick stone’ they all teased. I obliged by sticking my injured wrist through the hole & laughing along as best you can with wrecked ribs, whilst hoping I didn’t get stuck in the hole as it was quite a snug fit! Thankfully I escaped from the monolith, we continued exploring the stone circle & I thought no more of the hole in the stone.

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That evening I remarked to Steve that although I’d been in a lot of pain that morning, I was amazed at how much better my wrist felt that evening. ‘Well that will be the Crick stone’, he replied. The Crick stone indeed (hums spooky music) Shame it was only an 8cm diameter hole or I would have shoved the rest of my battered body through…..

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This week 496 people ran, jogged and walked the course.

Of these runners, 44 were first timers, in position 44 was Malcolm PAULSON.

This was Malcolm’s 163rd run and in position 163 was Steven BROWN.

76 runners recorded new Personal Bests and in position 76 was James HILLIER.

This was James’s 1st run and in 1st place was Omer AHMED.

Representatives of 27 different clubs took part and position 27 was taken by Matt RICE.

New run club members

50 - Charlie MENT
50 - Richard BATCHELOR
100 - Lee CONNORS
100 - Michael ANDREWS
100 - Richard LISIECKI

Thought of the week

The tent is a great help for leaving kit in, but it's important to remember that wherever you leave your kit, that you to take it back with you. Especially if the weather is much warmer when you leave.

Your volunteer team this week

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Anushka AGARWALLA, Chris ATKINS, Abigail BEDNALL, Paul BENTLEY, Stephen BLAND, Sandra BOOT, Karis CAPELIN, Sarah CATTELL, Ian P COOPER, John A COOPER, Rhys FOSTER, Carly GARDNER, Nick HANSON, Darren JOHN, Heather JONES, Pete MAKEPEACE, Jim MCGRATH, John MINIHAN, Tanya MURPHY, Elizabeth POMFRET, Katie PRICE, David RALPH, Ben RICE, Colin RICKWOOD, Steve RUSSON, Ather SHAH, Kate SHEPHARD, Brian STEELE, Will TAYLOR, Peter THOMAS, Katy THOMAS, Kate THOMPSON, Phil WOOD

Official report

This week 496 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 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 11,866 participants have completed 110,469 parkruns covering a total distance of 552,345 km, including 18,743 new Personal Bests.

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