Run Report for Event #144 on the 26/9/2015
parkrunner & North Bristol Running Group member Chris Lewis writes:
There is a cupboard within the football changing rooms at Little Stoke park where all the parkrun paraphernalia is stored. There are the cones, signs, tape, banner, high-viz jackets and more. We also found another item lurking near the back – some sunshine, so we brought that out as well to make this week’s parkrun a truly glorious event.
North Bristol Running Group (NBRG for short), based in Bradley Stoke, is a friendly group of runners who support each other to train. Many runners from the group regularly attend parkrun events in Bristol, so we felt that it would be good to “give something back” by undertaking to fill all volunteer roles for a week at three parkruns this autumn. Ashton Court parkrun was NBRG’d earlier on in September and Pomphrey Hill will be besieged later on this year, but this week was Little Stoke’s turn.
Hopefully we managed to execute a “business as normal” parkrun and there were plenty of smiling faces on runners to suggest we did ok (or maybe that was the sunshine bringing out everyone's good mood). Either way over 200 runners took to the perimeter paths of the park; running at their own speed or choosing to tag along with one of the pacers to secure a specific time (provided that they hung onto the pacers heels!).
Once everyone’s run was over and barcodes had been scanned reward was a table full of cakes waiting to be demolished with the conclusion (upon inspecting the final tally of cakes left totalling zero) that Little Stokers like running, cakes and sunshine in equal measure it seems.
Incidentally, for the person asking after the recipe for the beer cake, simply follow Paul Hollywood’s recipe for cider cake from his book British Baking and substitute one beverage for the other.
It was a pleasure to be wearing the Hi-Viz jackets this week and to be a part of the fantastic Little Stoke parkrun community. If anyone is interested in local, midweek running, with a very diverse group of sociable people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds then please feel free to check out the North Bristol Running Group’s Facebook page where further info and the coming week’s run schedule can be found.
And if you haven’t tried volunteering at parkrun before – give it a go! Its great fun and a way of giving something back.
Little Stoke parkrun Event #144
26th September 2015
Maciej BIALOGONSKI (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 17:04 - 7th time in 35 appearances.
Adam WILSON (SM18-19) of Westbury Harriers, was second over the line in 17:08 - was first to finish once before.
Dan BEAZLEY-LONG (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:23.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 5391 pts.
Bill HULL (Bristol and West AC) 5165 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 4924 pts.
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) of Bristol and West AC, was first (29th overall) over the line in 21:12 - 4th time in 27 appearances.
Michelle GUEST (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (43rd overall) over the line in 22:06.
Anna GILBERTSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (44th overall) over the line in 22:09 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 4991 pts.
Rosey MUSHENS (Bristol and West AC) 4410 pts.
Sylvia Ann CRUMP (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 4338 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Peter COTTERILL (VM60-64) was graded 82.06% for the time 19:53 (17th overall).
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) was graded 79.09% for the time 21:12 (29th overall).
Adam WILSON (SM18-19) was graded 77.82% for the time 17:08 (second overall).
This week there were 249 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 64 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 4,553 different runners, including participants from 285 athletics clubs, have completed 25,190 runs covering a total distance of 125,950 km, and there have been 5,684 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.