Well the week started with a gloomy picture of the future roster, which was eventually filled up by Friday evening , thus avoiding our first cancellation due to lack of volunteers. I cannot thank the volunteer team from event #99 enough for putting up another successful run. The team this week was –
Andrew GRIFFIN • Andrew JUBB • Angharad EVANS • Bridget WHITE • James BRACKLEY • Lu LANDYMORE • Martin HERRING • Mayur DESAI • Oliver MURTON • Rachel GOVER • Simon MULCAHY • Steven GRANT
If you also want to take some time out of your running to help out making the event happen, please write to us at LittleStokeHelpers@parkrun.com
It was a strange week in a while as the first one without anyone running their 50th or 10th (juniors) run. I am sure we will have many club entrants lined up in the coming weeks.
We welcomed 30 first time runners at Little Stoke of which 16 ran their first ever parkrun. Welcome to all the first timer to the parkrun community. We had tourists from all over the country including - Poole, Southamptom, Manchester, Hampstead Heath, Brockenhurst, Nonsuch, Killerton, Wimpole Estate and neighbouring Pomphrey Hill & Ashton Court parkrun.
The day started under cloudy circumstances but by the time I was ready for the brief, the sun had decided to shine upon the runners making the condition just perfect for the run. So perfect that 46 runners recorded their PBs add another 30 first timers to it and this was one of highest number of benchmarks runs at the park. First finisher David Awde was a second shy of his PB but running in at position 2 & 3, Samuel Hunt and Dan Beazley-Long did beat their personal bests. Dan made the under 18' cut for the first time with this PB. Marriane Britten was the first lady in on her first outing at Little Stoke. Kate Sharland & Sabrina Patten were in position 2 & 3 among the ladies. Both of them getting another personal best times. Sabrina dipped in under 23' minutes for the first time! . Great running from every one at the top.
There were some impressive runs from further down the field. Every PB run is special but there were some notable runs among the 174 runners this week. Charli Brake completed his third consecutive PB and improving in leaps from every run. Sue Wright is on her own sort of record with a PB every time she has run after her first (6 consecutive) . Krishnan Rambadhran ran his third consecutive PB. Kevin Mcginn back on his usual role of PBs again with three consecutive PBs including this week’s run. Serena Griffiths getting under 29’ with a big PB this week. Suzie Woodcock ran her third consecutive personal best improving greatly every week. Well done everyone
We are nearing our 2nd Anniversary event on the 1st of November. Here is some news about a crowd sourced party like last year. Please get in touch if you want to get involved.
Next week is Little Stoke parkrun’s 100th event. We are planning a ‘Centurion‘ themed fancy dress run. Please spread the word and find those centurion costumes tucked away in the attic. More news will follow on our social media pages.
If that is not enough we have another special run on the 25th of October as well. Keep Guessing
Enough for this week Here are the detailed stats for below for the parkrunner in you -
David AWDE (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:40 - second time in 7 appearances.
Samuel HUNT (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:54.
Dan BEAZLEY-LONG (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:56.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 5944 pts.
Derek DA SILVA (Unattached) 5740 pts.
Simon HUGHES (Unattached) 5711 pts.
Marianne BRITTEN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (28th overall) over the line in 20:10 - first appearance.
Kate SHARLAND (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (35th overall) over the line in 20:41.
Sabrina PATTEN (VW45-49) of Bristol and West AC, was third (57th overall) over the line in 22:33.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Suzanne CUNDY (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 5637 pts.
Karen OWEN (Bristol and West AC) 5113 pts.
Sylvia Ann CRUMP (Sole Sisters) 4325 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Neil GRANT (VM60-64) was graded 79.17% for the time 20:48 (38th overall).
Alison ROBERTS (VW60-64) was graded 75.72% for the time 26:46 (107th overall).
Stuart HANCOCK (VM45-49) was graded 75.30% for the time 19:26 (14th overall).
This week there were 174 runners, of whom 30 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 2,994 different runners, including participants from 197 athletics clubs, have completed 14,990 runs covering a total distance of 74,950 km, and there have been 3,670 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Jenny JAGGER who ran in a time of 00:17:46 on 2014-04-26 (event number 77).
The men's record is held by Jack BANCROFT who ran in a time of 00:15:41 on 2013-09-07 (event number 43).
The Age Grade course record is held by Philip PARRY who recorded a 90.58% run (16:17) on 7th September 2013 (event number 43).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Little Stoke parkrun Results Page.