Run Report for Event #131, Saturday 27th June 2015
Becky Bushnell, Run Director
Conditions were pretty much perfect again, although perhaps slightly on the warm side. As Martin mentioned last week, when are they not perfect?
(I am typing while looking through the rose-tinted retroscope and blocking out the memories of frosty mornings from wintertime...)
A fluorescence of volunteers (the new collective noun coined by David Francetti!) began to arrive in the park in plenty of time to get everything set up for the hundred and thirty-first Little Stoke parkrun. Huge thanks to this week's volunteer team for making the event such a success:
Ali BOURNE • Andrea BEETLES • Anna GILBERTSON • Bob HOWELL • Craig F • Dave GUEST • Dave SWANSON • David FRANCETTI • Emily Jayne Mary ENGLISH • Jackie LEWIS • James BUSHNELL • Julie MOLLOY • Kevin ARNOLD • Kevin CUNDY • Phillip BRANT-SIMMONS • Ris SCOTT • Sue MYERS • Tony MYERS
If you have never volunteered before then you can get in touch with us on LittleStokeHelpers@parkrun.com - it is a really rewarding experience and we can't keep the event going without you so we're always pleased to hear from you!
So with the sun beating down on us all it was lovely to get everyone into the shade for a few minutes while I gave the new runner briefing to those undertaking their first parkrun, or simply the first one at Little Stoke.
So a few minutes after 9am 220 parkrunners set off around the course.
It was certainly a sizzler but that did not stop seem to hold any of you back as there were smiles a-plenty!
Thanks to Dave Swanson for the great set of photos capturing the morning perfectly.
It shouldn't have been a surprise to see everyone enjoying the cool of the shade provided by the tree at the end of the finish funnel however it did conjure up an image of lions seeking out the shade. Luckily parkrunners don't bite!
So that is all from me for another week.
It was a pleasure to oversee another great event. Info below for stats fans, otherwise see you in the park next parkrunday!
Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 131
27th June 2015
Mark EDWARDS (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:48 - second time in 5 appearances.
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 17:10 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Soren ADAMS (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:21.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 3997 pts.
Bill HULL (Bristol and West AC) 3472 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 3435 pts.
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) of Bristol and West AC, was first (35th overall) over the line in 21:41 - second time in 19 appearances.
Dawn PINCH (VW40-44) of Westbury Harriers, was second (61st overall) over the line in 23:11.
Carla REEVE (VW40-44) of Bristol and West AC, was third (65th overall) over the line in 23:39.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 3588 pts.
Rosey MUSHENS (Bristol and West AC) 3075 pts.
Dawn PINCH (Westbury Harriers) 3031 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Bryn DAVIES (JM11-14) was graded 81.53% for the time 18:46 (7th overall).
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) was graded 77.33% for the time 21:41 (35th overall).
Mark EDWARDS (SM30-34) was graded 76.98% for the time 16:48 (first overall).
This week there were 220 runners, of whom 23 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 4,040 different runners, including participants from 259 athletics clubs, have completed 21,934 runs covering a total distance of 109,670 km, and there have been 5,038 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Charlotte Emily GREEN who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2015-05-23 (event number 127).
The male 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 90.99% run (16:28) on 23rd May 2015 (event number 127).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Little Stoke parkrun Results Page.