This week's run headlines……….’Halloween, the P.B. Thriller and Gray Davis runs his 100th’
Topic of the Week: Naturally this week’s theme was Halloween and many runners dressed for the occasion with some very artistic outfits on show. It would be fair to say great fun was had by all. Check out our facebook site, there are many picturesof the run and are well worth a look.
Run Director Brief:Gary carried out the run brief and we were provided with a bit of light culture in the form of a Poem Entitled the ‘PB Thriller’. As Vincent Price was unavailable to perform, a similarly old creepy guy Glyn took up the role, any similarities to the lyrics of an eighties song by Michael Jackson are purely coincidental
The PB thriller
Darkness falls across the land
Directors run brief, close at hand
Tourists crawl in search of blood
To terrorise Kingsway’s neighbourhood
And whosoever shall be found,
Without their bar code when they get round
Must stand and face the scanners wrath
the funnel manager, a psychopath
The foulest stench is in the air,
First timers, wet buggies and doggy hair
And grizzly pacers from every tomb,
are closing in to seal your doom
And though you run to stay ahead,
your body starts to shiver
For no parkrunner can resist,
The evil of the PB thriller………
Announcement: Gray Davis completed is 100th run, a great achievement and also his 50th run at Kingsway. It is fair to say Gray is a popular figure at Kingsway, always supports other runners and a regular volunteer. We thank you for your contribution and privileged that you should choose to celebrate your 100th run with us. Good luck on your way to 250!
Onto the Running Stats:
Paul Keating (VM35-39) was first over the line in 17:48, Chris Brown (VM35-39) of Severn AC of Gloucester, was second over the line in 18:07 and Russell Langley was third over the line in 18:17.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Steven Proud 1546 pts. Will Cronshaw 1526 pts. Andrew Brown 1265 pts.
Joanna Parr (SW25-29) of Stroud & District AC, was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:09, Lindsay Freeman (VW35-39) of Chippenham Harriers, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 22:32 and Ruth Hayden-Cox (SW30-34) of Newent Runners, was third (26th overall) over the line in 23:13.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Charlotte BIGNELL 1930 pts. Sally KING 1719 pts. Tracie TOMLINSON 1242 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Chris LEE (VM60-64) was graded 76.22% for the time 21:14 (15th overall). Richard PITTS (VM50-54) was graded 74.64% for the time 19:55 (6th overall). Paul KEATING (VM35-39) was graded 74.06% for the time 17:48 (first overall).
This week there were 204 runners, 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.
Of the 25 first timers at Kingsway this week 17 were actual first timers which is fantastic, so welcome Neil Jackson, Chris Clarke, Stacy Jellyman, Lucy Robinson, Georgina Davenport, Hayley Rimmer, Erin and Amber Wheeler, Sam Puddy, Austin Degge, Maisy Dyer, Ian Brown, Kerry Stenner, Tracy Knox, Alan Bryan, Richard Hill and Lynsey Flynn. We hope you enjoyed your first runs.
Finally……..a special shout out to the Marshals and Volunteers. It wasn’t easy this week, lots of runners in weird and wonderful costumes made for not only a strange sight but a longer timed run than usual, well done Marshals for sticking to your tasks so well and in fact to all the Volunteers who helped the event run smoothly.
For those of you that have never done it to before it is fun and there is a role for everyone. You can see our future volunteer roster via the future roster page on our website or to get in touch with the event directly, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org it is also the easiest way for us to notify and contact you if there should be any changes to our normal schedule.
Next Week We hope to see you again this coming Saturday along with any newcomers who are thinking of joining us for Kingsway parkrun #74 when we will be holding our Guy Fawkes 5K run…….for those of you with face paint and make up left over might want to use your artistic talents again.