Ellenbrook Fields parkrun
Event number 140
5th January 2019
Report by Jim Davis
This is my first run report for Ellenbrook Fields parkrun for 2019. Please let me wish a Happy New Year to everyone who reads it.
Gosh it felt quite chilly running into the breeze today. And it seemed as though we were running into the breeze for about half the course. This was the 140th parkrun at Ellenbrook Fields and, apart from the chilly breeze, the course was in excellent condition. I don’t think there was a single puddle. Congratulations are certainly due to the good folk who look after Ellenbrook Fields.
There were 46 PBs. Well done to everyone who achieved one. That includes a PB for Mark ANTCLIFFE, second home in 18:09 and scoring 3rd on the age graded scale with 77.50%, and a PB for Michael WILSON who was 10th. First lady home was Caroline HALE, in an excellent 20:17 for 12th overall. Caroline was also first on the overall age graded scale with 82.66%. She was followed home in the ladies’ order by Rose GLENDINNING in 22:32 and 26th overall, and Helen MOYE in 22:45, a new PB, 29th overall, and 6th on the age graded scale. Second on the age graded scale was John HARRIS with 77.76%. He achieved this by running 19:56 as a V55-59 age group winner. Barry Osbourne was 4th age graded with 75.71% which he got by being nearly 70 and running 22:47. First man home was Jack TANN in 17:50. Third was Romain DENIS in 18:42. (It was pretty spaced out at the front for this run.)
This week 301 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 59 were first timers to Ellenbrook Fields. This was the second largest field that we have had, beaten only by the 337 on first of January, 4 days ago. 28 of these were absolute first timers. Please let me welcome all first timers to Ellenbrook Fields. We hope that you’ll come again. It is a really beautiful course in the spring, summer and autumn. You may have noticed the perfume from our cows near the start. They are a course feature.
Regarding course features, have you noticed the kilometre posts as you go round the course? The picture above possibly shows the most important of them. It is the 4km marker (due for its annual cleaning), close to the beginning of the runway, on the way home.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers: Rachel ANDREWS, Robert CONSTABLE, Philippa DAVIS, Jim DAVIS, Maxine GOOLD, Sarah HAVERSON, Gemma HONEY, Stephen HONEY, Claire HOWARD, Neil HUME, Yvette JOHNSTON, Dave KENDAL, George LYNCH, Paul MARCHANT, Chris MCGURK, John NORMAN, Lynne NORMAN, Emily REDING, Allison SKEGGS, Robert STANDEN, Jack TANN. You may notice that Jack Tann was first home and then volunteered to barcode scan.
(Please remember that if everyone volunteers 3 times per year; that should cover all the requirements for parkrun. Actually I have forgotten who first indicated this number, but I think it sounds about right. Of course, many of the hard-core officials for Ellenbrook Fields far exceed this number.)
This week's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ellenbrook Fields parkrun Results Page.
Very Honourable Mentions (in no particular order).
Iain CLEMENTS – his 100th parkrun.
Archie BLUMSOM – his 50th parkrun. Archie is in the JM11-14 age group.
Robin CAMPBELL – for this being his 272nd parkrun and being in the V80-85 age group. (Age should be no barrier.)
Sean ECKFORD – a new PB. Sean is in the JM11-14 age group and has 170 parkruns to his name.