Sunshine On A Rainy Day

Run Report for Little Stoke parkrun #115 on 21st February 2015
Becky Bushnell, Run Director

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With a bit of a thaw in the weather this week I was fairly confident that the need to cancel due to icy conditions was small, although when I checked the weather for Friday night it was clear skies so I was not sure what I would find when I went to check the park on Saturday morning. With my Hi Viz on I set about walking the course. A few dog walkers remarked on the fact that I was out early and I explained I was checking for ice. "None of that this week" was their response but I still needed to be sure. Thankfully they were right and the event could go ahead!

We're still on the winter course at the moment so after the run briefing we all made our way up to the start. Latecomers were also headed that way and as everyone lined up ready for the off it was clear to see the sunshine had brought a fair number of runners out to the park for their Saturday morning fix.

As always there was a great range of parkrunners from the speedy front runners to the mum's and dad's pushing their kids in buggies, and the dogs enthusiastically straining at their leads while they guided their owners through the crowds from the back. The first placed lady came very close to achieving a new female course record with only six seconds in it. Well done Charlotte Green on a fantastic run, perhaps we will see you again soon to take try and snatch the title from current holder Jenny Jagger.

As we all know though, parkrun is not about the speed you go at, it's about your own run whatever the time on the stopwatch. It is always great to see friends running together and encouraging each other as they go. This photo is fairly typical of the start of a parkrun - lots of smiles mixed with looks of concentration!

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And that's why we all do it, it's great to see you all enjoying your run!
Thanks as always to the volunteers who gave their time in order to put the event on:

Andrew BUFFERY  •  Andrew GRIFFIN  •  Bob COX  •  Caroline SCAPENS  •  Hayley BENNETT  •  James BUSHNELL  •  Jonathan BENNETT  •  Josephine LILLYWHITE  • Karen LILLYWHITE  •  Matthew CURTIS  •  Ruth WATKINSON  •  Sabrina PATTEN  •  Simon MULCAHY  •  Zoey WHITE

If you would like to help out then please have a look at the volunteer roster on our website and let us know when you are free.

So I think that's all from me for this week as the megaphone is prised from my hands and passed on to next week's run director.
Have a great week and see you all in the park when we do it all again next Saturday... I mean parkrunday!

 

Little Stoke parkrun, Event #115
21st February 2015

Men's placings:
David AWDE (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:41 - 5th time in 12 appearances.
James NUNN (VM40-44) of Billericay Striders RC, was second over the line in 16:56 - was first to finish once before.
Matthew KRELLE (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:05 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 1912 pts.
Robin DALLMAN (Bristol and West AC) 1783 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 1753 pts.

Women's placings:
Charlotte Emily GREEN (SW25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first (6th overall) over the line in 17:51 - second time in 2 appearances.
Anna GILBERTSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (53rd overall) over the line in 22:40.
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) of Bristol and West AC, was third (55th overall) over the line in 22:46.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 1903 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 1541 pts.
Sabrina PATTEN (Bristol and West AC) 1438 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Charlotte Emily GREEN (SW25-29) was graded 82.91% for the time 17:51 (6th overall).
James NUNN (VM40-44) was graded 80.61% for the time 16:56 (second overall).
Daniel BERRY (VM50-54) was graded 78.24% for the time 19:09 (14th overall).

This week there were 215 runners, of whom 41 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.

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).

 

Run Report for event #114 – 14/02/2015

Report for event #114 by Run Director Mayur Desai

 

When I looked out of the window Saturday morning, I was never ever so glad to see it rain. Of course rain meant no ice :) and no cancellation. We are glad to see messages from parkrunners backing us with our recent cancellation decisions. We hope you understand that the decision to cancel is only for everyone's safety. After cancelling for two weeks in a row, it felt great to host another parkrunday involving 14 volunteers, 198 runners, and 31 first timers.  43 runners recorded their personal best around the 3 1/2 laps of Little Stoke Park.

 

Thanks again to all the volunteers on the day -

 

Andrew GRIFFIN  •  Bob COX  •  Callan SMITH  •  Caroline SCAPENS  •  Dave GUEST  •  David ATKINSON  •  Elaine GRAHAM  •  Heather JOHNSON-SMITH  •  Ian SHEPHERD  •  James HOLLIS  •  Jonathan GOODLAND  •  Mayur DESAI  •  Oliver MURTON  •  Ris SCOTT

 

 

Please encourage any other runners you know to follow us on social media ( Facebook Twitter ) so they are up to date with any news or last minute announcements.

 

 

Looking forward to seeing next Saturday. The detailed stats for the week are listed below :-

 

Men's placings:
Maciej BIALOGONSKI (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:33 - 6th time in 24 appearances.
James NUNN (VM40-44) of Billericay Striders RC, was second over the line in 16:51 - was first to finish once before.
Matt NEWMAN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:07 - was first to finish once before.

 

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robin DALLMAN (Bristol and West AC) 1783 pts.
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 1777 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 1753 pts.

 

Women's placings:
Sarah Natasha EVERITT (VW45-49) of Bristol and West AC, was first (25th overall) over the line in 20:03 - first time in 13 appearances.
Hayley BENNETT (SW30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was second (28th overall) over the line in 20:42 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) of Bristol and West AC, was third (53rd overall) over the line in 22:31.

 

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 1769 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 1420 pts.
Dawn PINCH (Westbury Harriers) 1298 pts.

 

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
L KAPLAN (VW65-69) was graded 82.72% for the time 25:39 (98th overall).
Sarah Natasha EVERITT (VW45-49) was graded 81.63% for the time 20:03 (25th overall).
James NUNN (VM40-44) was graded 81.01% for the time 16:51 (second overall).

 

This week there were 198 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different athletics clubs took part.

 

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,389 different runners, including participants from 225 athletics clubs, have completed 17,909 runs covering a total distance of 89,545 km, and there have been 4,242 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.

 

Sweatshop monthly prize winner – January 2015

The parkrun monthly prize is rewarded to deserving participant based on the parkrun ethos and principles.

Little Stoke parkrun are pleased to announce  Rachel Gover as our Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner for January 2015.  Rachel has been a regular parkrunner at Little Stoke and has helped us out on several occasions as a volunteer.

Her prize is a pair of trainers professionally fitted at any Sweatshop branch. We would like to thank Sweatshop for their generosity in making these monthly prizes available to reward the achievements of Little Stoke parkrunners.

Congratulations Rachel, enjoy your deserved prize!

Little Stoke parkrun team

 

Report event #113 – 31/01/2015

How good was it to be back this Saturday after back to back cancellations it was great to see the park full with the sight of people getting their Saturday morning fix.

Clare's decision to cancel last week was proven to be very wise, as it was reported that a lady, who, along with many others did a freedom run, quite badly hurt herself after slipping on the path near the BMX track, sorry I don’t know your name but hope your leg is better soon.

A very special thanks to all the great volunteers this week who ensured a very smooth event, especially Bob who, contrary to many beliefs did manage to multi task and took some photos as well as scanning!!

As always we rely solely on volunteers, please, please  get in touch and offer to help out at an upcoming event, it really is great fun.

Please see below for this weeks stats.

Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 113
31st January 2015

Men's placings:
James NUNN (VM35-39) of Billericay Striders RC, was first over the line in 17:00 - first appearance.
Robin DALLMAN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:17 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:20 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robin DALLMAN (Unattached) 1783 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 1753 pts.
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 1638 pts.

Women's placings:
Sarah HERBERT (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (32nd overall) over the line in 20:56 - second time in 2 appearances.
Chloe POTTER (JW15-17) of Westbury Harriers, was second (41st overall) over the line in 21:28.
Catarina CARDAO (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (43rd overall) over the line in 21:40.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 1635 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 1323 pts.
Jane GARDINER (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 1163 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul SPERRIN (VM55-59) was graded 80.31% for the time 19:18 (13th overall).
James NUNN (VM35-39) was graded 79.71% for the time 17:00 (first overall).
David ATKINSON (VM50-54) was graded 76.36% for the time 19:57 (21st overall).

This week there were 191 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,358 different runners, including participants from 219 athletics clubs, have completed 17,711 runs covering a total distance of 88,555 km, and there have been 4,199 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.

 

Sweatshop monthly prize winner – December 2014

The parkrun monthly prize is rewarded to deserving participant based on the parkrun ethos and principles.

Little Stoke parkrun are pleased to announce  Graham John Crump as our Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner for December 2014.  Graham has been a regular parkrunner at Little Stoke and has helped us out on several occasions as a volunteer.

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His prize is a pair of trainers professionally fitted at any Sweatshop branch. We would like to thank Sweatshop for their generosity in making these monthly prizes available to reward the achievements of Little Stoke parkrunners.

Congratulations Graham, enjoy your deserved prize!

Little Stoke parkrun team

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