Run Report #689 – 15 July 2017

The Bushy Beano

A few weeks ago I had an idea about making a Bushy parkrun themed comic strip, and when asked if I’d be up for writing one of the weekly run reports, it seemed a good time to give it a go. What I hadn’t considered was how long it might take, so apologies this week’s run report is a little later than usual!

I’m better with pictures than words, so without further ado:

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HEROES

As we all know, parkrun wouldn’t be what it is without the volunteers, so what better place to start than a big thank you and round of applause to the 51 volunteers for giving their time to make it another memorable Saturday morning.

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Alexander WEATHERSTONE • Alish MARCHANT • Ally MANOLE • Amy ROBERTSON • Ann COWARD • Archie ADAMS • Becky POSTLETHWAITE • Brendan RAATH • Callum REID • Carolyn FOSTER • Catelin LE FRANC • Chris TYRRELL • Courtney LE FRANC • David PAPWORTH • Emilie HOWES • Fiona MCANENA • Freya MORRISON • George AIREY • George FORD • Helen GARDINER • Janice FRANKS • John P WOODS • Julie PAPWORTH • Julie SMITH • Lucy KATESMARK • Lucy THATCHER • Margaret LE FRANC • Martin RIDDELL • Maya HUGHES • Michael TROTT • Mirth RUSSELL • Nicki GRAY • Owen DELANEY • Owen PARRY • Pauline BEGLEY-JONES • Pete SCOLLS • Peter GRAYLEY • Ray COWARD • Ray FRANKS • Rosie QUIRE • Rupert POSTLETHWAITE • Sally WILLIS • Sam BARRETT • Sarah RUSSELL • Simon GREENHILL • Sophie DARKE • Sue GRAHAM-KAHN • Tom CURSONS • Tracey LENTHALL • Tricia POWERS • Will RAWLING

 

PACERS

3rd Saturday of the month means it was another pacers week, and odd numbers this month, with times ranging from 21 to 35 minutes. There were an incredible 173 new PBs set this week, which I’m sure was at least partly down to the clockwork pacing from these guys:

21 mins - Lewis KEYWOOD

23 mins - Julian DIAMOND

25 mins - Jonathan COX

27 mins - Toby COOPER

29 mins - Andy WINGATE

31 mins - Adrian ROBERTS

33 mins - Adam CONSTABLE

35 mins - Emma WINGATE

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MILESTONES
This group definitely deserve their names up in lights, or perhaps on balloons? :)

19 new milestone club members this week, with 10 juniors joining the 10 club, 4 new members of the 50 club, and 5 new members of the 100 club.

None for the 250 or 500 clubs this week, although Simon GREENHILL tail walked to his 501st parkrun!

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STATS

Last but not least, I love seeing Bushy parkrun in numbers: 4

That’s all folks...

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See you Saturday.

Owen DELANEY (A7083)

 

Run Report Event No. 688 – 8th July 2017

 

Happy 800th, Teddington!

 

Every parkrun is enjoyable, but this one seemed to have an extra bit of magic about it, as we helped celebrate Teddington’s 800th birthday! There was an array of fancy dress outfits for the morning’s run, a new 500 club member, tourists from around the world, PBs galore (87 to be exact), and yes the sun was shining for the 927 parkrunners gathered on Lime Avenue. It was the first time we hadn't reached a four figure attendance since February!

The Teddington 800 events are running throughout the summer, and we contributed with our own special fancy dress event, ideally finding a local theme if possible to mark the birthday of a town which sits next to our beloved Bushy Park!

 

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I was with the SHAEF Shifters group as we were dressed as Home Guard officers and privates from WWII. There was a large base in Bushy Park during WWII, known as Camp Griffiss – you can find out more the camp here. The camp was the centre for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF). It was my slowest recorded parkrun but one of the most enjoyable for sure as we ran in unison and saluted every marshal out on the course, had some music to enjoy (Dad’s Army and Vera Lynn), and finished in two-by-two formation!

 

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The Team Bushy group came dressed as Keira’s (as Keira Knightley from Bend it Like Beckham), complete Keira masks! They managed to dribble the football all the way round the course.

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And they were easy enough to spot in the results... including five Keiras in one second - well done to the timers!

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There were more characters on show, including Batman and Robin (Wendy Stokes and Duncan Scoble), Noel Coward (Keith Riding), Wonderwoman (Tracey Hardcastle) and Joy Bell was in full medieval outfit for scanning! Ian Haylock had 800 years of inspiration to choose from... and chose a Viking outfit - I don't think the Vikings were around in the 13th century, but somehow you made it work Ian!

 

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To find out more about the upcoming events for the Teddington 800 celebrations for the rest of the year, do check out their website here

 

The 688th Bushy parkrun

 

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Simon Lane was RD on the morning for the 688th Bushy parkrun, with Alex Tickell and Joy Bell assisting as volunteer co-ordinators. Jack Kennedy and Ailish Marchant were the timers, Emilie Howes and Michael Trott were giving out the tokens, Ray Franks was co-ordinating the double funnel and Andrew Finch was on lead bike! Joy Bell came in fancy dress for her scanning role, well done!

 

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In all a team of 45 volunteers were ready to marshal, time and register your run, as well as setup, looking after the kit for a week and writing the run report. If you have ever considered volunteering, don’t be shy, give it a try! If you are available to help, or would like to find out more, then do get in touch with Pat McGrath at bushyhelpers@parkrun.com and he’d pleased to hear from you!

 

Full list of volunteers on the day:

Alan NOLAN-DAVIES  •  Alex TICKELL  •  Alexander WEATHERSTONE  •  Alish MARCHANT  •  Amy ROBERTSON  •  Andrew FINCH  •  Annabelle SANDER  •  Archie ADAMS  •  Becky POSTLETHWAITE  •  Brendan RAATH  •  Callum REID  •  Catelin LE FRANC  •  Christine FRY  •  Courtney LE FRANC  •  Diane WESSON  •  Ellie WATERS  •  Emilie HOWES  •  George AIREY  •  George SOLOMON  •  Ivor HUGHES  •  Jack KENNEDY  •  James SELL  •  Janet LIVESEY  •  Joy BELL  •  Laura Helen MOSLEY  •  Lou COAKER  •  Lucy KATESMARK  •  Margaret LE FRANC  •  Merran SELL  •  Michael TROTT  •  Nicki GRAY  •  Oliver NOLAN-DAVIES  •  Pat MCGRATH  •  Ray FRANKS  •  Rodney Howard MCCULLOCH  •  Rosie RENDALL  •  Sally WILLIS  •  Sarah CONNOR  •  Sharon RIORDAN  •  Simon LANE  •  Stewart ROSE  •  Susan HOWARTH  •  Tom CURSONS  •  Wendy STOKES  •  Yue MAN

 

Without any further ado, let’s move on to our headline makers and record breakers!

 

500, 250, 100, 50 and 10 clubs

Congratulations to Simon Greenhill, who has become the ninth member of the 500 club! Simon celebrated in the traditional fashion with cakes and drinks with friends at the coffee van where they meet up afterwards.

He made his parkrun debut on 19th November 2005 at event 60, and has run here 490 times, with 2 runs at Richmond and 1 each at Crane Park, Kingston, Frimley, Riverside, Newcastle, Hereford, Killerton and Old Deer Park and has a PB of 19:34. Well done Simon, I look forward to seeing you in your blue Tribesports ‘500’ top soon!

 

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There were no new members of the 250 club this time, however we have plenty of parkrunners closing in on this milestone: Mike Griffiths (249 runs), Emma Wingate (248), Andrew Howarth (247) and David Spencer (246).

For the first time I can remember in ages, there were no new 100 club members either! I doubt that will be the case this Saturday however, as three of you moved on to 99 not out: Philip Andrews, Jackie Burton and Hugh Klein.

Six of you celebrated joining the 50 club and will be wearing the coveted red Tribesports 50 top with pride in the near future. Congratulations to: James Munns, Ab Hamid, Carmel Brady, Andrew Rodger, Liz Bennett and Mary Schofield. Another four of you are one away from reach your half century: Tracey Lenthall, Karen Wallace, Stella Creasey and James Holman.

We had one new members of the junior 10 club (for under 18s only) congratulations to: Ellis MacMillan.   For more info on the parkrun clubs and accompanying free Tribesports t-shirts, and how to order them, do visit the parkrun support FAQ

 

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parkrun tourists

As always we had tourists from far and wide, with our furthest visitors joining us from down under! Geoff Peters (177 runs) and Leanne Peters (173 runs) came from Kawana parkrun in Queensland, Australia, which is on the outskirts of the wonderfully named city – Sunshine Coast! Well the sun was shining for your visit, thanks for coming and we hope you enjoyed your morning!

Another first timer at Bushy from Australia was 100 club member Kevin Muller – his home run is at Albury Wodonga parkrun – which straddles the towns of Albury in New South Wales, and Wodonga in Victoria. Kevin is a keen tourist, with 74 different events completed including ‘Surfers Paradise parkrun’ on the Gold Coast, but Bushy was his first overseas run. Thanks for coming Kevin!

 

Closer to home, from Pollok parkrun in Glasgow we welcomed Colin Beattie (63 runs), and Kristin Beattie (57 runs). Doreen McCleary (119 runs) and Jim McCleary (119 runs) both visited from Eglington parkrun in SW Scotland, and across the Irish Sea in Dublin we had Alan Miles (51 runs) joining us for the first time – his regular run is Griffeen parkrun.

Samuel Proctor (220 runs) was another Bushy debutant, and his home run is Riverside parkrun in County Durham, and Jamie Barry (158 runs) was a first timer from Streford parkrun. Oscar Stapleton (117 runs) and Dan Stapleton (64 runs) came from Skipton parkrun for their first runs here, and Tim Walker (95 runs) and Jenny Walker (74 runs) joined us from Huddersfield.

 

Jo Sprague (76 runs) and Neil Sprague (70 runs) came from Worcester to visit Bushy, Gareth Baker came from Frimley Lodge, Martin Flynn (107 runs) joined us from Shorne Woods in Kent, and Kirstine Carbis (106 runs) is a regular at Brighton and Hove parkrun

Inge Valkenburg was running her first parkrun here and she usually runs at Nonsuch, and the rest of her family made a return trip to Bushy, as Kiara, Jake and Martin all set course PBs!

 

Thanks to all of those who chose to visit Bushy for the first time, and returning tourists too!

 

One returning visitor was 1995 World 5000m Champion Sonia O’Sullivan, for her first run at Bushy since 2015. She earned a silver Medal at 5000m in the 2000 Olympics, and is a previous course record holder at Bushy parkrun.

 

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New PBs

87 of you set new PBs, but just 3 were achieved by those with over 100 runs at Bushy! Ian Riley continued his purple patch of form, with his fourth PB in 3 months, running 21:18 on his 221st Bushy parkrun. Rob Eveson ran his second consecutive PB on his 201st run here (252 runs overall), with 16:26 – taking a single second off his time – they all count! Isabel Melbourne (JW10) set another PB on her 109th run at Bushy – taking 58 seconds off her previous best, running 24:07! Congrats also to her brother Oliver, who also set a new PB of 35:30.

 

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Andrew Pepperell (84 runs at Bushy) continued his consecutive streak of PBs, running 20:18 for his fifth PB in a row, taking over half a minute off his time in the process, well done Andrew! Congrats to the following runners who also set a new PB with at least 50 Bushy parkruns under their belt: Philip Tauwhare, Niamh Finlay, Luke Lawrence, Ajith Dharwar, Craig Jarman and Will Offer!

 

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parkrunner of the week!

In this feature, I pick a ‘parkrunner of the week’, where a parkrunner will get their name in lights if they receive the same token number as the event number for any particular week!   As it was event number 688, the parkrunner who finished with token 688 was…Kathryn Hone. Kathryn ran 30:48 on her 123rd parkrun, and it was her 117th run at Bushy, with 4 runs at the picturesque Fountains Abbey, and 1 each at nearby Crane Park and Richmond parkruns, and she made her debut at event 269 on 26th September 2009!

 

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Stat Attack

Anthony Jackson holds the record for collecting token number 1 the most times at Bushy, which he achieved for the 50th time earlier this year. Anthony and his partner Bee moved to Lower Hutt in New Zealand last month for a new chapter in their lives, and luckily for him he has found a new parkrun on his doorstep at Lower Hutt parkrun! Lower Hutt was the first parkrun in New Zealand, starting in May 2012, and Anthony has already collected token 1 twice there, and he earned a mention in the latest run report:

“The fast guys at Bushy Park must be relieved that Anthony JACKSON is in NZ for a while. Before coming to the other side of the world Anthony had completed 200 parkruns, the majority of those at the home of parkrun, Bushy Park. Anthony has finished first there the most times of anyone, 50 in total, with a best time of 15 minutes and 32 seconds.

Anthony has 2 first places from 3 starts at Lower Hutt parkrun. - He missed the start the first week due to some timing issues (parkrun generally starts at 9.00am in the UK).”

Bushy’s loss is Lower Hutt’s gain, all the best to Anthony and Bee for their time in New Zealand!

 

Now for the results and stats bit!

 

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The results bit  

Belgrave Harrier Andrius Jaksevicius was the first finisher for the 30th time, posting 15:51 (83.7%) on his 139th run here (156 runs overall). He was followed by fellow Belgrave Harrier Paul Lowe, running 16:10 (81.55%) on his 137th parkrun (90 runs at Bushy), and Rob Eveson was the third finisher, setting a one second PB with 16:26 (78.80%) on his 252nd parkrun (201 at Bushy) for St Mary’s Richmond AC. Craig Jarman completed the sub 17 finishers, as he set a new PB of 16:31 (78.10%) on his 65th run here.

For the junior males under 18, the first runner home was Ilkley Harrier Oscar Stapleton (JM15-17), running 17:27 (78.51%) on his 117th parkrun (first at Bushy). Next was Luke Lawrence, running a new PB of 19:30 (71.37%) on his 78th parkrun (all at Bushy). Jake Valkenburg (JM10) was the third junior home, with a time of 20:11, setting a 4 minute PB on his third run here (113 runs overall), and he was closely followed by Tom Davidson (20:13) and Sam Davidson (20:14).

The fifth parkrunner back to the big tree overall was the first female finisher – Thames Valley Harrier Tracy Barlow, running a new PB of 17:00 for 87.25% - the highest age grading percentage of the day. Tracy will be running in the women’s Marathon at the World Championships in London next month, good luck!

Next was Kate Rennie of Dacorum & Tring AC, running 18:30 (84.41%) on her first run here (15 runs overall). The third female home was the first junior, as Kiara Valkenburg (JW11-14) posted 18:39 (85.61%) on her 106th parkrun (second run here). Just behind Kiara was Olympian Mara Yamauchi, running 18:47 (83.14%) on her tenth parkrun. Another two junior girls posted sub 20 times, well done to: Isabel Livesey (19:48) of St Mary’s Richmond AC, and Megan Coffey (19:58) of Walton AC.

 

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Highest age grading scorers

A perfect 10 of you surged over 80% for your age grading this time, led by the ladies as first female finisher Tracy Barlow (SW30-34) posted 87.25% with a new PB of 17:00! Kiara Valkenburg (JW11-14) scored 85.61% as she also set a new PB of 18:39. Bushy first timer Kate Rennie (VW40-44) ran 18:30 for 84.41%, first finisher Andrius Jaksevicius (VM35-39) ran 15:51 for 83.70%, and Olympian Mara Yamauchi (VW40-44) posted 83.14% from her time of 18:47.

Simon Bean (VM55-59) ran 19:01 for 82.91%; Julie Haworth (VW55-59) ran 23:05 for 81.73%, Paul Lowe (VM35-39) ran 16:10 for 81.55%, Polly Adams (VW50-54) scored 80.99% as she ran 20:57, and Scott Anderson earned 80.50% from his time of 17:21.

For more information on what age grading percentages mean and how they are calculated, visit the parkrun support FAQ

 

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Stats of the day

There were 927 parkrunners! – 857 identified, 70 unknown (7.55% of field).   How many?

  • Of the 857 identified parkrunners, there were:
  • 87 PBs (10.1% of field) of which 10 have completed 50 Bushy parkruns or more
  • 79 Bushy first timers (9.22% of field) of which 34 were parkrun first timers (3.97% of field)
  • 79 junior runners (9.22%) aged under 18 and 153 seniors aged 18-34 (17.85%)
  • 624 vets (72.81%), of which 14 were aged over 70 (1.63%) and 2 aged over 80 (0.23%)
  • 500 males (58.3%) and 357 females (41.7%)
  • Most common male age group was 45-49 (83 runners)
  • Most common female age group was 50-54 (59 runners)
  • 197 club runners (23% of field) from 71 different clubs and 660 unattached (77%)
  • Top 8 clubs: Stragglers (50 runners), SHAEF Shifters (10), Team Bushy (9), 26.2 RRC (8), St Mary’s Richmond AC (8), Serpentine RC (6), Sweatshop Running Community (6) and Ranelagh Harriers (5).

 

How fast?

  • Of the 1096 finishers, there were:
  • 49 sub 20 mins, 276 20:00-24:59, 329 25:00-29:59 and 273 over 30 mins
  • Top 10% time: 21:18, Average times: Median: 27:09, Mean: 27:53
  • Finishers per minute: 20-30 mins: 29, 65, 55, 56, 71, 66, 57, 87, 57, 62, 45
  • 337 finishers between 23:00 and 27:59, average of 77.2 per minute
  • 87 finishers in the 27th minute and 71 in the 24th
  • 5 finishers (Keiras) at 38:55
  • 70 parkrunners achieved over 70% age grading, 10 over 80%, 0 over 90%
  • Average age grading of 57% from the identified field of 857

 

How many parkruns?

  • 79477 total parkruns completed from the identified field of 857, averaging 92.74 parkruns each
  • 451 parkrunners completed at least 50 parkruns (52.6% of identified field), of which...
  • 147 members of the 50 club (17.2%)
  • 235 members of the 100 club (27.4%)
  • 65 members of the 250 club (7.6% of field)
  • 4 members of the 500 club (0.5% of field) – Richard Fletcher (553 runs), Paul Killick (541), John Woods (511) and Ramona Thevenet (511).

 

A big thanks to Yue Man and Rachel Lonergan for some of the photos in this run report!

 

That’s all for now, until next time!

 

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Be Seeing You,

Rodney McCulloch

 

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Run Report Event No. 687 – 1st July 2017

 

Evergreen 80s!

 

It was another very memorable parkrun day full of inspiration and perspiration as we gathered in the royal park once more for the 687th Bushy parkrun. Conditions felt much fresher than of late, but still very pleasant for the 1,096 parkrunners on Lime Avenue.

 

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parkrunners gathering on Lime Avenue

 

Excitement was building as we saw the group of runners aged 80 and over meeting up before the start, co-ordinated by 250 club members George Frogley (VM80-84) and Richard Pitcairn-Knowles (VM80-84). George had planned to come to Bushy on 1st July and see how many other parkrunners aged over 80 they could get to Bushy for the day, and they came from as far as the West Midlands to be there for it!   An amazing 15 runners lined up in their 80s (I’m fairly certain this is a record here!) which included some Bushy regulars, returning tourists and six Bushy first timers:

 

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  • Eric Shirley Snr (88!) is a double Olympian from 1956 and 1960, and is the UK V85 record holder for 400 and 800 metres and is our oldest ever participant at Bushy!
  • John Butcher (85) runs for Ware Joggers and is usually at Gunpowder parkrun.
  • Albert Yee (85) was running at Bushy for the first time, with 122 runs at Bromley.
  • Madge Bradsell (85) is a Bushy parkrun legend and she was running her 395th parkrun here.

 

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Madge Bradsell (VW85-89) nearing the finish of her 395th parkrun

 

  •  Joe Cleverly (84) is a Bushy first timer, with 28 runs at Bexley for New Eltham Joggers.
  • Richard Pitcairn-Knowles (84) of Sevenoaks AC was the oldest runner to join the 250 club last year, and holds age category records at over 20 different events.
  • Francis Lee (84) was another Bushy first timer with 205 runs at Greenwich for New Eltham Joggers.

 

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 100 club member Francis Lee was running here for the first time

 

  • Tom Everitt (82) of Eton Manor AC is a regular at Hackney Marshes parkrun.
  • Alan Anderson (82) has run over 200 times at Bushy, but is now a regular at Gunnersbury and is closing in on the 500 club with 464 runs!
  • David Jordan (82) came from Walsall Arboretum parkrun and recently joined the 50 club.
  • George Frogley (82) runs at Banstead Woods with 325 runs there, and was running at Bushy for the fourth time.
  • Ronald Denney (81) was taking part at Bushy for the first time, and has 60 runs at Tonbridge parkrun

 

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Wally Garrod having a sprint finish with John Altman (aka Nick Cotton from Eastenders)

 

  • Wally Garrod (81) is a Bushy regular, with 390 runs in total. He is very easy to spot by his wide smile at the finish!
  • John Hanscomb (81) is the oldest person to join the 500 club so far, with 538 runs to his name, and he completed every London Marathon from 1981 to 2008.
  • Maurice Francis (80) was running at Bushy for the first time, with 204 runs at Oak Hill parkrun in Barnet

 

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John Hanscomb completing his 538th parkrun!

 

 

Total age/runs of group

  • Combined age: 1,246
  • Combined number of runs: 3,430

 

It was fantastic to witness some of them reaching the finish, believing what is possible! There were cakes and drinks to properly celebrate the occasion, which they thoroughly appreciated. Thank you so much to all of you for coming and making it memorable day, and for giving us all something to aspire to.

 

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Now That’s What I call at Stat Attack! Volume 687

There were a few notable stats and achievements from the day:

 

80s in the 80s!

Eric Shirley Snr was our oldest ever participant at Bushy parkrun at the age of 88, running a time of 33:14 for an age grading percentage in the 80s with 82%! Eric competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 in Melbourne and 1960 in Rome, finishing 8th in the 3000 metres Steeplechase final in 1956, and today he is the UK record holder in the V85 category for the 400 and 800 metres!

 

New VM85-89 record

Eric Shirley Snr was the record holder in VM85-89 category here, until it was broken on Saturday by John Butcher of Ware Joggers! John had tried to break the record a few weeks earlier but missed out by just 12 seconds, so he was encouraged to return as part as the special over 80s gathering for another try! Fellow Ware Joggers Colin Naman and Carla Bell were supporting him on the way round, helping him achieve his goal with a new VM85-89 record of 32:17! Congratulations John!

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John Butcher (second from right) heading for the finish in 32:17 - a new VM85-89 record!

 

The 687th Bushy parkrun

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RD Ray addressing the gathering masses 

 

For the 687th Bushy parkrun Ray Coward took the helm once more as Run Director, assisted by Volunteer Co-ordinators Julie Papworth and Yue Man. Leonie Kennedy and Emilie Howes were the timers, Sue Howarth and Kelly Morris were giving out the finish tokens, and Ray Franks co-ordinated the team of 11 funnel managers manning the 110 metre double funnel. We also had 5 barcode scanners, 8 marshals out on the course, 5 tail walkers, David Papworth was on lead bike, and Ann Coward was snapping away with my camera which I handed over to her just before 9am!

 

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The timers Leonie and Emilie were poised!

 

In all a team of 43 volunteers were ready to marshal, time and register your run, as well as setup, looking after the kit for a week and writing the run report. If you have ever considered volunteering, don’t be shy, give it a try! If you are available to help, or would like to find out more, then do get in touch with Pat McGrath at bushyhelpers@parkrun.com and he’d pleased to hear from you!

 

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Kelly and Sue were giving out the tokens 

 

Full list of volunteers on the day:

Alan NOLAN-DAVIES  •  Alex TICKELL  •  Ali KENNEDY  •  Alish MARCHANT  •  Andrew MORRISON  •  Andrew RONKSLEY  •  Angela MACSON  •  Ann COWARD  •  Annabelle SANDER  •  Becky POSTLETHWAITE  •  Callum REID  •  Carol Margaret DICKINSON  •  Colin LEA  •  David PAPWORTH  •  Donald BELL  •  Emilie HOWES  •  Fran WYLDE  •  Ivor HUGHES  •  James SELL  •  Janet LIVESEY  •  Janice FRANKS  •  Joy BELL  •  Julie PAPWORTH  •  Kelly MORRIS  •  Kieron Jake CARPENTER  •  Leonie KENNEDY  •  Lorraine DILLAMORE  •  Lucy THATCHER  •  Madeline THOMAS  •  Merran SELL  •  Michael TROTT  •  Mohammed FAIZ  •  Oliver NOLAN-DAVIES  •  Phil BLUER  •  Ravi LOBO  •  Ray COWARD  •  Ray FRANKS  •  Rodney Howard MCCULLOCH  •  Rupert POSTLETHWAITE  •  Sacha KENNEDY  •  Susan HOWARTH  •  Tom CURSONS  •  Yue MAN

 

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Scanners scanning in the shadow of the famous finish tree

 

Without any further ado, let’s move on to our headline makers and record breakers!

 

parkrun tourists

We had a large number of first timer tourists visiting us as 130 parkrunners were making their debut at Bushy, with 84 of these having already run elsewhere, so Alex Tickell had quite a large gathering for the first timers’ briefing!   Our furthest first timers joined us from Australia, as Keith Avery visited from Lake Mac (Macquarie) parkrun in the suburbs of Newcastle (New South Wales, not Tyneside) – it was his 154th run. John Curran visited from Kedron parkrun in Brisbane for his 77th parkrun.

Also from the Southern Hemisphere, Riann de Klerk (113 runs) and Jeanne de Klerk (72 runs) joined us from Upington parkrun in South Africa, and Salomien Boshoff (55 runs) came from Naval Hill parkrun in Bloemfontein.

 

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Plenty of tourists from around the world were listening to Alex's first timers' briefing! 

 

Antonio da Costa (93 runs) and Anique da Costa (62) began parkrunning in South Africa, but they moved to the UK at the end of 2015. Antonio and Anique don’t appear to have a home run, as they have never run the same event twice, as they have completed 93 and 62 different events respectively!

From Maidenhead we had a large group of first timers, including: Amanda Sutton, David Dyer, John Scaife, Benita Scaife, Ed Dimmock, Sarah Davies, Sam Davies, John Davies, Helen Preedy and Lucy Sutton.

Nuala Fee and Tom Fee joined us from Malahide parkrun in Dublin, and Alison Wynarczyk and Claire Wynarczyk came down from Newcastle parkrun to visit. We had three 100 club members making their debut at Bushy from Chipping Sodbury parkrun in Bristol: Kate Ball, Nicola Lewton and Marie Martin!

 

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Alison and Claire came from Newcastle for their first run at Bushy

 

From the Ware Joggers we welcomed six of you: Paul Martin, Michelle Cross, Paul Cocklin, John Butcher, Colin Naman and Carla Bell, and from Wales we had 100 club members Jill Matthews and Phil Matthews making their debut at Bushy, and they run for Parc Bryn Bach Running Club.

Thanks to all of those who chose to visit Bushy for the first time, and returning tourists too!

 

500, 250, 100, 50 and 10 clubs

No new members of the 500 club this time, however if Simon Greenhill is present on Saturday, he will become the ninth member of this club!

We had one new member of the 250 club this time, congratulations to: Prosanto Bose! Prosanto made his debut on 4th September 2010 at event 320, and has completed all 250 runs here, with a PB of 26:21 from November 2010. Congratulations Prosanto, soon you can look forward to ordering the forest green ‘250’ Tribesports top!

Some more of you are closing in on 250 runs: Rachel Clark (249), Mike Griffiths (248), Richard Matthews (248), Emma Wingate (247) and David Spencer (245).

 

 

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We had one more member of the 100 club this time – James McCarthy, well done – soon you should be able to order their black ‘100’ Tribesports top! Another parkrunner is on 99 not out and could reach three figures next time: Jovun Bath.

Three of you celebrated joining the 50 club and will be wearing the coveted red Tribesports 50 top with pride in the near future. Congratulations to: Robby Hedges, Margo Houlihan and Jonathan Salmon! Another eight of you are one away from a half century: Robert Tuer, Carey Grey, Frances Wilding, Carmel Brady, Andrew Rodger, John Davies, Liz Bennett and Mary Schofield.

 

We had two new members of the junior 10 club (for under 18s only) congratulations to: Ted James and Fiona Ndreu.

For more info on the parkrun clubs and accompanying free Tribesports t-shirts, and how to order them, do visit the parkrun support FAQ

 

Bushy parkrun #687 (1st July 2017)     

 

New PBs  

146 of you set new PBs, but just 3 were achieved by those with over 100 runs at Bushy! Austin Molnar was the most experienced parkrunner to set a new personal best of 20:45, taking seven seconds off his PB on his 280th run (all at Bushy). 100 club member Will Rawling ran 17:24 to take six seconds off his PB on his 128th Bushy parkrun (166 runs overall) and Rachel Lee ran 24:23 for her first PB since 2013 on her 123rd run here (141 runs overall).

 

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parkrunner of the week!

In this feature, I pick a ‘parkrunner of the week’, where a parkrunner will get their name in lights if they receive the same position token number as the event number for any particular week!

As it was event number 687, the parkrunner who finished with token 687 was…Catherine Stenson. Catherine ran 29:28 on her 76th parkrun, and she has completed 74 of her runs here, with two in Ireland at Cabinteely and Marlay. She has a PB of 26:12 and made her debut on 16th June 2012.

 

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Now for the results and stats bit!      

 

The results bit  

It was a familiar first finisher back to the big tree, as Belgrave Harrier Andrius Jaksevicius posted 15:43 (84.41%) on his 138th run at Bushy (155 runs overall), collecting token number one at Bushy for the 29th time (only Anthony Jackson with 50 first finishers has more). Next was Ross Franks of St Mary’s Richmond AC, running a new PB of 15:53 (81.22%) on his 47th parkrun (46 at Bushy), taking four seconds off his previous best from 2010 – well done Ross!  

The third finisher was Bushy first timer Sam Eglen, running 15:56 (80.96%) on his second parkrun, Will Russell ran 16:24 (78.66%) on his 40th parkrun (eight runs here) for Thames Turbo Triathlon, and SHAEF Shifter Justin Reid set a new parkrun PB of 16:41 (86.31%) on his 53rd parkrun, taking 17 seconds off his previous best last month – well done Justin!  

Four junior males dipped under 20 minutes, led by Euan Sinclair (JM11-14), running 19:31 (74.38%) on his 28th parkrun (26 at Bushy) for Ranelagh Harriers. Stefan von Solms (JM11-14) was a Bushy first timer, and he ran 19:37 (73.92%) on his 32nd parkrun for St Mary’s Richmond AC. Luke Lawrence (JM15-17) was running his 77th parkrun (all at Bushy), and he posted 19:46, and James Morris (JM15-17) ran a new PB of 19:54 for his first sub 20 time on his 55th run here (109 runs overall).    

 

The first female home was Molly Renfer of Core Triathlon Club, setting a new PB of 17:16 on her 25th parkrun (24 runs here). Next was Isabel Livesey, posting 19:50 (78.15%) on her 127th parkrun (123 runs at Bushy) for St Mary’s Richmond AC, and the third female back to the big tree was Bushy first timer Helen Preedy in a time of 20:13 (74.85%) on her 42nd parkrun for Team Kennet.  

For the junior girls, Isabel Livesey (JW15-17) was the first finisher with 19:50 (78.15%), followed by fellow St Mary’s Richmond AC runner Helena Samarasinghe (JW15-17), with 20:46 (74.64%) on her 75th Bushy parkrun (78 runs overall). Imogen King (JW11-14) ran 22:38 (69.44%) on her 160th parkrun (149 at Bushy).

 

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Highest age grading scorers

A dozen parkrunners achieved over 80% for their age grading, led by Justin Reid (VM45-49) with his parkrun PB of 16:41 earning him 86.31%! Well done Justin! Molly Renfer (SW20-24) also set a new PB and scored 85.71% as she ran 17:16. First finisher Andrius Jaksevicius (VM35-39) ran 15:43 which earned him 84.41%, Polly Adams (VW50-54) scored 83.86% from her time of 20:36, and Ruth Hutton (VW50-54) achieved 83.41%, running 20:36, and Bushy first timer David Dyer (VM55-59) ran 19:10 for a percentage of 82.26%.

Our oldest ever parkrunner at Bushy – Eric Shirley Snr (VM85-89), ran 33:14 at the age of 88, earning him 82.00%! Lucy Pitcairn-Knowles (VW50-54) ran 21:02 on her first run here for a score of 81.70%, Ross Franks (SM20-24) set a new PB of 15:53 for 81.22%, and Bernie Mulvany (VM55-59) reached 81.12% as he ran 19:36. Sam Eglen (SM20-24) ran 15:56 on his first run here for 80.96%, and Shirley Buckley (VW55-59) completed our dozen, running 22:18 to score 80.12%.

For more information on what age grading percentages mean and how they are calculated, visit the parkrun support FAQ

 

Bushy parkrun #687 (1st July 2017)   

 

Stats of the day

There were 1096 parkrunners! – 1032 identified, 64 unknown (5.8% of field).

How many?

  • Of the 1032 identified parkrunners, there were:
  • 146 PBs (14.2% of field) of which 3 have completed 100 Bushy parkruns or more
  • 130 Bushy first timers (12.6% of field) of which 46 were parkrun first timers (4.5% of field)
  • 81 junior runners (7.9%) aged under 18 and 186 seniors aged 18-34 (18%)
  • 787 vets (74.1%), of which 35 were aged over 70 (3.4%) and 15 aged over 80 (1.5%)
  • 584 males (56.6%) and 448 females (43.4%)
  • Most common male age group was 50-54 (86 runners)
  • Most common female age group was 45-49 (68 runners)
  • 249 club runners (24.1% of field) from 86 different clubs and 783 unattached (75.9%)
  • Top 8 clubs: Stragglers (63 runners), St Mary’s Richmond AC (13), Elmbridge RRC (12), Ranelagh Harriers (11), SHAEF Shifters (11), 26.2 RRC (7), Team Bushy (7) and Ware Joggers (6).

 

How fast?

  • Of the 1096 finishers, there were:
  • 56 sub 20 mins, 308 20:00-24:59, 366 25:00-29:59 and 366 over 30 mins
  • Top 10% time: 21:04, Average times: Median: 27:24, Mean: 27:58
  • Finishers per minute: 20-30 mins: 46, 52, 67, 76, 67, 81, 73, 89, 49, 74, 65
  • 386 finishers between 23:00 and 27:59, average of 77.2 per minute
  • 89 finishers in the 27th minute and 81 in the 25th
  • 116 parkrunners achieved over 70% age grading, 12 over 80%, 0 over 90%
  • Average age grading of 57.11% from the identified field of 1032

 

How many parkruns?

  • 94963 total parkruns completed from the identified field of 1032, averaging 92.02 parkruns each
  • 526 parkrunners completed at least 50 parkruns (51% of identified field), of which
  • 167 members of the 50 club (16.2%)
  • 268 members of the 100 club (26%)
  • 86 members of the 250 club (8.3% of field)
  • 5 members of the 500 club (0.5% of field) – Richard Fletcher (552 runs), Paul Killick (540), John Hanscomb (538), John Woods (510) and Ramona Thevenet (510).

 

 

And finally…

Teddington turns 800!

As part of a year of celebrations around Teddington, we will be joining in this Saturday with a fancy dress run – dress up as a local celebrity from the past or present, or perhaps find a theme related to the area. There's a prize for the best out, so we look forward to seeing your choices on Saturday!

 

 

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That’s all for now, until next time!

 

Be Seeing You,

Rodney McCulloch

 

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Run Report #686 24.06.17

Thank goodness we weren't running on Wednesday

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A rare sight.

When are we ever happy to see clouds?! After the heat of midweek it was a relief to run in almost perfect temperatures on Saturday morning. 1196 of us ran event number 686 in a pleasant 18 degrees with a slightly brisk 11mph westerly wind helping us down the first 1K.

It's been so dry lately that the park is very dusty at the moment and today we all kicked up the biggest dust cloud I've seen in a while as we headed down towards the cricket pitch. I'm always secretly proud of my dusty trainers at this time of year, like a parkrun badge of honour.

Honourable mentions

As always, our event really couldn't happen each week without our 40 plus band of selfless volunteers. So please say a silent thank you to our group this week and promise yourself to give it a go soon;

Thanks to this week's volunteers

Alan NOLAN-DAVIES  •  Alex TICKELL  •  Alexander WEATHERSTONE  •  Amy ROBERTSON  •  Andrew John WINGATE  •  Brendan RAATH  •  Carmen PALMER  •  Carole VINE  •  Clare TURNER  •  Colin LEA  •  David PAPWORTH  •  Diane MULLEN  •  Duncan SCOBLE  •  Emilie HOWES  •  Emily VINE  •  Ethan MULLEN  •  George FORD  •  George SOLOMON  •  Imogen KING  •  Ivor HUGHES  •  Janet LIVESEY  •  Johanna SARTORI  •  Joy BELL  •  Justine ALBERT  •  Keith RIDING  •  Lorraine DILLAMORE  •  Lou COAKER  •  Lucy THATCHER  •  Luke HARVEY  •  Mike DENNISON  •  Oliver NOLAN-DAVIES  •  Owen PARRY  •  Pedro DAS GUPTA  •  Phil BLUER  •  Ray FRANKS  •  Rob PHILLIPS  •  Sally WILLIS  •  Sam BARRETT  •  Sarah Louisa FILMER  •  Sheila FERGUSSON  •  Simon LANE  •  Sophie DARKE  •  Stewart HORNE  •  Tim GODFRAY  •  Tom CURSONS  •  Yue MAN

See our volunteer page for details on getting involved in making Bushy parkrun happen.

The gloves were off

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As you'll know, two of our largest local running clubs are The Stragglers, based in Kingston and Ranelagh Harriers based in Petersham. You'll no doubt have seen lots of them at Bushy on Saturday, they were contesting their regular Mob Match which is based on performance rather than numbers. However, apparently there were 141 Stragglers v 70 Ranelagh in the results page. We're not picking a favourite, we are of course entirely neutral here at parkrun.

Pre run prep

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Rob gives the new runners briefing

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Runners from near and far

A safe pair of hands ( and step ladder )

Simon Lane was our run director and he did his usual excellent job of running the show. His step ladder / hat combination is already a firm favourite!

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Simon presents John Woods with his 500 teeshirt. massive congratulations to you John.

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Ready for the off

A photographic precis of our course

A pictorial representation of a course that has unknowingly ingrained itself upon our collective subconscious.

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The start

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1K  just before the cricket pitch

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Thank you marshals

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2K  turning into Warren Wood ( thank you marshals )

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Hello to Elizabeth as we turn back on to the main path ( sorry about the blurry photo Elizabeth )

 

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3K just after the massive hill.

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4K under the big tree.

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After the finish in the funnel.

It's always nice to...

...clap others at the finish.

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 So anyway, what happened at the end?

The first three men were all super quick on Saturday, finishing within 14 seconds of each other.

Ross Franks:     16:20 Robert Eveson: 16:27   New PB on his 250th run

Callum Gillet:     16:34  New PB

Conditions must've been favourable for the quick lads, there were ten new PB's in the top twenty positions.

First three women

Laura Blazey:   19:36   First timer at Bushy

Ria Woodfield:  19:42  New PB

Liz Killip:           19:45  Just two seconds outside her PB

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Rob celebrated his 250th run with a 2nd place and a shiny new PB ( and ballon ) It was also his 200th run at Bushy. great achievement Rob, many congratulations.

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New members of the 250 Club

Robert Eveson    ( as mentioned above ) 200 runs at Bushy, 17 at Southampton, 14 at Kingston and one at Bois de Boulogne, Paris, amongst many others.

Jon Kinsey        139 runs at Bushy, 59 at Kingston, 23 at Nonsuch, 21 at Richmond, and even one at Ellioaardalur parkrun in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Dean Tyler         138 runs at Bushy, 63 at Crane Park, 42 at Kingston and 7 at Richmond.

Peter Gallagher  211 runs at Cannon Hill, and a whole load of tourism around the country  including his debut today at Bushy to celebrate his 250th at the home of parkrun.

Squeaky bum time...

Simon Greenhill is set to become our latest member of the super exclusive 500 club, Simon is currently bubbling under on 498 runs, 488 of which have been at Bushy.

Mentioned in dispatches...

Walter Cormack who ran his 400th parkrun today, 396 at Bushy and 4 at Aberdeen.

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Peter and friend Lesley were on the 5.50 train from Birmingham in time to get to Bushy for his 250th run.

100 Milestone

We have three new members entering the hallowed halls of the 100 club this week;

Angus Beaumont;   54 runs at Bushy, 24 at Kingston, others around London and some further afield including one at the beautiful Penrose parkrun down in the far west of Cornwall.

Daniel Clark;  proudly scoring a perfect 100 runs all at Bushy and an impressive new PB of 20:50 to boot.

Tomasz Samuel Robert Procter;  54 runs at the romantically named Valentines parkrun, absolutely loads around London and 2 at Cieszyn parkrun in Poland.

50 milestone

We have 6 runners who from this week will be able to claim their devilishly red 50 teeshirt;

Matthew PASTERNAKIEWICZ;  Bushy 33 runs, Kingston 16 runs, Plymvalley 1 run,  great new PB of 19:11

Ross Hyde;  All 50 at Bushy and a new PB of 21:09

Andrew Morrison;   45 runs at Rushcliffe, Andrew travelled to Bushy for his 50th

Tim Pennington;  All 50 at Bushy

Cheryl Grant;  46 runs at Bushy, 2 runs at Inverness, 1 run at Preston, 1 run at Lancaster

Ann Hopkins;  49 at Bushy, 1 at Richmond   Ann started her parkrun career in 2006 at run number 100 and has the super low athlete number  of A161

10 milestone

Alex Chuck; all 10 at Bushy.

Issy Pennington; All 10 at Bushy.

Jessica Tuckman; 9 at Bushy, 1 at Kingston, 12 junior parkruns and a shiny new PB of 36;01!

Massive congratulations to all our milestone teeshirt claimants, it really is a great achievement to get to this point. Take a moment to give yourself a well deserved pat on the back! ( do it really, three times )

Tales from under the oak

Most of us hang about a bit under the oak after the run. I think we all enjoy a good chat and catch up with friends and 'our oak' provides cover come rain or shine.

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Stragglers and Harriers prove that they're all good mates really.   Our scanners are all based under the oak and can be seen adopting a variety of scanning styles...

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The traditional two handed approach...

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The more relaxed one hand in pocket casual attitude...

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...and the 'ooh I think me back's gone, help me up' style.

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The Riverside Rebels are a running group based in Walton. One of their organised groups is a 10 week programme of walking, running and exercise aimed at getting runners ready for a 5K. Their group was at Bushy on Saturday for the culmination of their latest 10 week programme. Congratulations to all those who took part. I'm sure it went very well.

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Una sorts the tokens. Please give her a hand but don't mess with her system!

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Maybe it was 'buy one get one free' on hats this week...

Pleasantries at The Phesantary

It's always nice at this time of year to sit outside at the Phesantary and chat a while over coffee and cake or one of their tasty breakfasts.

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...or untangle muddled up scanners

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Una carries on with her token sorting...

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...whilst Simon gets on with the complicated business of collating the run information.

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Any other business

Don't forget that we're having a fancy dress run in two weeks time on July 8th to help celebrate the 800 years since Teddington first became a parish and was established as a town in it's own right. I think we can basically wear whatever we like although a local theme would be nice. so channel your inner Benny Hill...

The latest on our milestone teeshirts;

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 Things I've learnt whilst writing this report;

I think I'm right in saying that Cieszyn parkrun in Poland actually crosses the border ( the Olza river ) into the Czech Republic for about half of it's run before crossing back into Poland for the finish.

 

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By 10:30 you'd never know any of us had ever been there...

 

Thats about it really, hope your running's going well and have a good week.

See you Saturday,

Duncan Scoble.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bushy parkrun Fancy Dress

Don't forget on 8th July we're joining in the Teddington 800 celebrations with a fancy dress run at Bushy parkrun. Now's a good time to start thinking about what to wear, with 800 years of history to choose something, there should be something for all.

So why not dust off your Benny Hill beret, pop on your Noel Coward trilby or slip on a Peg Woffington veil or maybe something a bit 1217 and join Bushy parkrun for an anniversary fancy dress 5K run to remember.

 
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If you're new to parkrun, please do come along. Simply sign up at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ to register and turn up at about 8.45 for a new runner's briefing.

There will be prizes on the day and it promises to be a whole lot of fun.

You can find details about all the Terddington 800 festivities going on this summer on the Teddington 800 website.

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