Winter still had a little bite left on Saturday morning, such a contrast to just 24 hours later but there are plenty of weekends left to come.
Returning marathoners were welcomed back to the fold, and those away to London on Sunday were wished the best of luck. We'd love to hear your run reports from the events you take part in, it's always great to hear what our parkrunners have achieved.
Kath Sart invited us to join her celebration of her membership to the prestige Club 100 with some delicious cakes she'd kindly made to share with us all. By no small feat of restraint the volunteers left them untouched until the end of the event whereby hungry runners and the odd marshal made light work of her baking. Very pleased to be a part of your journey Kath, we'll be looking out for you in your t-shirt soon.
Great to meet a number of new runners again this week, 26 all in. Several took the time to introduce themselves and others were greeted by familiar faces making new connections.
Please pay our volunteer roster page a visit and help out where you can to support your parkrun, we've plenty of opportunities for you to try your hand at different tasks and see events unfold from the other side of the fence.
Full results below:
Matthew Charles EDMONDS (SM30-34) of Lliswerry Runners, was first over the line in 16:33 - first appearance.
Adam POTTER (SM18-19) of Westbury Harriers, was second over the line in 17:30.
Ben MALIPHANT (SM18-19) of Bristol Orienteering Club, was third over the line in 17:36.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 3357 pts.
Dom HURFORD (Hogweed Trotters) 2999 pts.
Matthew CURTIS (Unattached) 2977 pts.
Becky JAMES (SW25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first (20th overall) over the line in 19:56 - third time in 5 appearances.
Nina DAVIES (SW30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was second (29th overall) over the line in 20:40 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Elizabeth MANNING (SW30-34) of Portishead Running Club, was third (42nd overall) over the line in 21:25 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Suzanne CUNDY (Unattached) 2889 pts.
Karen OWEN (Bristol and West AC) 2859 pts.
Katie PINNINGTON (Unattached) 2622 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Arthur JOHNS (VM65-69) was graded 78.84% for the time 21:16 (39th overall).
Matthew Charles EDMONDS (SM30-34) was graded 78.15% for the time 16:33 (first overall).
Adam POTTER (SM18-19) was graded 76.19% for the time 17:30 (second overall).
This week there were 194 runners, of whom 26 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 2,252 different runners, including participants from 158 athletics clubs, have completed 10,461 runs covering a total distance of 52,305 km, and there have been 2,724 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Charlotte Emily GREEN who ran in a time of 00:18:07 on 2014-03-08 (event number 70).
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).