Run Report for Event 120 at Little Stoke parkrun
Becky Bushnell, Run Director
We like to keep you all on your toes at Little Stoke parkrun so though the clocks going forward was the perfect reason to run the summer course clockwise! This would of course mean doing a grass lap and the weather forecast showed the potential for some very heavy rain coming in so it was a decision I had to leave to the day of the event.
Fortunately everything went to plan and we were able to start at the Summer course finish and finish at the Summer start. Nice and confusing!
It was a lovely sight to see all of you coming round the grass lap before joining the path for those three tarmac laps.
Honestly we could not have been any luckier with the weather. It was perhaps a bit on the windy side and while the grey clouds did gather there was still a moment where the sun broke through and the rain didn't arrive til just after 10 by which time all the 195 parkrunners had finished and the volunteers had packed everything away.
A big shout out to this week's volunteers:
Becky BUSHNELL • Bob COX • Dan POTTER • Dave GUEST • Gary ELSTONE • James BUSHNELL • Jonathan PEARCE • Lucy NIBLETT • Mark BURLEY • Matthew CURTIS • Rachel GOVER • Richard NIBLETT • Samantha TURNER • Shelley HONEY • Taryn TALBOTT
They arrived a little bit earlier than normal to make sure the grass lap was set up in time and as I mentioned in the briefing came prepared in their raincoats just in case! I would also like to thank the lady who brought some Easter treats for the volunteer team to share. That was unexpected by a really nice thing to do, thank you!
Congratulations are in order for Ingrid Morris, a regular at Ashton Court, who ran her 50th parkrun at Little Stoke and Graham Clark who clocked up his 100th parkrun, running an impressive 92 of those at Little Stoke! Well done to both of you.
Jane Shackleton also deserves a special mention for her sheer determination to make it to the park and complete her first ever parkrun.
It was a really great atmosphere in the park. Was it down to the fact that Summer was officially about to start or just that Graham had brought cake along to mark his 100th? Who knows but parkrun is definitely a great way to start your Saturday.
See you in the park next Saturday when we do it all again!
Little Stoke parkrun #120, 28/3/15
Alexander WHITTAKER (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 17:48 - first time in 2 appearances.
Ben MALIPHANT (SM20-24) of Bristol Orienteering Club, was second over the line in 18:17.
Bill HULL (VM40-44) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 19:02.
Vicky TESTER (SW30-34) of Westbury Harriers, was first (10th overall) over the line in 20:03 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Sabrina PATTEN (VW45-49) of Bristol and West AC, was second (34th overall) over the line in 22:53.
Sophie RUFFLES (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (41st overall) over the line in 23:21.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Vicky TESTER (SW30-34) was graded 74.31% for the time 20:03 (10th overall).
Bill HULL (VM40-44) was graded 73.91% for the time 19:02 (third overall).
Simon FAULKNER (VM45-49) was graded 73.44% for the time 19:27 (6th overall).
This week there were 195 runners, of whom 25 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,600 different runners, including participants from 232 athletics clubs, have completed 19,183 runs covering a total distance of 95,915 km, and there have been 4,511 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 at Little Stoke parkrun Results