Sunshine & Smiles – Must Be parkrunday!

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

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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.

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It was certainly a sizzler but that did not stop seem to hold any of you back as there were smiles a-plenty!

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Plus an abundance of incredible finishes!
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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!

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Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 131
27th June 2015

Male placings:
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.

Female placings:
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.

 

A nice sunny parkrun at Little Stoke Park for the longest 5k parkrunday of the year– Event #130, 20.06.15

What another lovely day in the park last Saturday for an enjoyable hour spent with friends. Sincere thanks to our great band of volunteers again this week who did a great job to deliver a hassle free and well run event for the 130th time. I know most of our runners appreciate the extra time the volunteers spend and the organisation that goes on in the background to deliver this free and well run event week after week. We all do it because we benefit from it and enjoy the event so much. I want to give a special mention to Ian Haynes who gave up his 100th run, as he saw we were still short of volunteers If anyone fancies volunteering in the coming weeks please let us know by emailing us or chat to one of our Marshals on Saturday morning. Looking forward to a volunteer takeover by Portishead Running Club on July 4th. Thanks guys, it is very much appreciated.
We had 21 runners joining us for the first time this week and 36 of our returning runners posting Personal Best times. It was nice to have Tom Williams (Parkrun UK CEO, Marathon Talk) visit us as he was passing on his way back home to Leeds. Really nice guy and very supportive too. Well done to Michael Clark on running his 50th parkrun this week.
Little Stoke parkrun couldn’t happen without the enthusiastic support of our volunteers. Many thanks to the 15 wonderful people who created this week’s event and if you’d like to join the volunteer team, we’d love to have you. Please opt in to receive volunteer emails (via ‘manage my profile’ on any result or newsletter email) and contact Little StokeHelpers@parkrun.com to offer help.
Don’t forget to follow us on these news pages, on Twitter (@littlestokeparkrun) or on Facebook (Little Stoke South Gloucestershire parkrun) for the latest news and information.
Please park sensibly when the car park is full as it is not fair to local residents. Feel free to use the Little Stoke Baptist Church car park, only 400mts from the Park (perfect warm-up).
Please peruse the results below and check out some great running by lots of you.
Martin Dunne (Run Director for 20.06.15)
Male placings:
Chris OFFLER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:03 - second time in 5 appearances.
Thomas SIMMONS (VM35-39) of North Belfast Harriers, was second over the line in 17:09.
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:09 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 3857 pts.
Michael HILL (Unattached) 3395 pts.
Bill HULL (Bristol and West AC) 3333 pts.
Female placings:
Chloe POTTER (JW15-17) of Westbury Harriers, was first (33rd overall) over the line in 21:00 - second time in 14 appearances.
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) of Bristol and West AC, was second (43rd overall) over the line in 21:59 - was first to finish once before.
Anna GILBERTSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (47th overall) over the line in 22:01 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 3472 pts.
Rosey MUSHENS (Bristol and West AC) 2925 pts.
Sylvia Ann CRUMP (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 2884 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Peter COTTERILL (VM60-64) was graded 81.72% for the time 19:58 (18th overall).
Thomas SIMMONS (VM35-39) was graded 77.36% for the time 17:09 (second overall).
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) was graded 76.87% for the time 17:09 (third overall).
This week there were 218 runners, of whom 21 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 4,017 different runners, including participants from 257 athletics clubs, have completed 21,714 runs covering a total distance of 108,570 km, and there have been 4,988 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.

 

Sweatshop monthly prize winner May 2015

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

Little Stoke parkrun are pleased to announce  Andrew Filby as our Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner for May 2015.  Andy 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 Andy, enjoy your deserved prize!

Little Stoke parkrun team

 

Report event #129 – 6th June ’15

A park record of 360 runners joined us today at the park, the numbers swelling due to Ashton court hosting a music event, great so see you guys hope you enjoyed your 'flatter' run this morning.

We were also joined by NBRG who were completing their first 5K, massive congratulations to Alan and his team, really do hope to see you guys again, as the smiles on your faces crossing the line personally made my day.

Along with the 93 first timers we also recorded a impressive 66 Pb's very, very well done to all who got a new Pb. 

One of our regulars, Chris Lewis also completed his 100th, well done Chris and thanks for all the cakes!

I really must thank all todays volunteers, as today they were fantastic, I hope Bob's fingers have recovered as I don’t think he could of handed out the tokens any quicker!!

Abby TROKE  •  Antonia BURT  •  Bob COX  •  Caroline SCAPENS  •  Courtney HOLBOURN  •  Dave SWANSON  •  Jackie LEWIS  •  Jane GARDINER  •  Jason CLARK  •  John Ryan MITCHELL  •  Peter LOMAX  •  Ris SCOTT  •  Robert HOWELL  •  Ruth WATKINSON  •  Trudy SMITH  •  Vikram Singh MANGAT

A bit of housekeeping, if driving to the park please, please park sensibly as I had some report of cars blocking driveways in Rossall ave, remember we do have the use of the Church car park just off the Kingsway, 2 mins away..

  • Under 11's MUST RUN with a parent/guardian/ responsible person this is imposed by UKA and is not negotiable.
  • Whist we warmly welcome dogs at parkrun, I personally am a dog lover. the leads must be of a manageable length.
  • No parkrun @ Little stoke next week, this is due to a football tournament in the park, we return again as normal on the 20th.

Think that’s it, enjoy whichever parkrun you do next Saturday.

Dave Swanson RD

Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 129
6th June 2015

Male placings:
Chris OFFLER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:11 - first time in 4 appearances.
Henry SLY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:28.
Tim GINNS (VM40-44) of Southville Running Club , was third over the line in 18:01.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 3723 pts.
Michael HILL (Unattached) 3253 pts.
Bill HULL (Bristol and West AC) 3192 pts.

Female placings:
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) of Bristol and West AC, was first (53rd overall) over the line in 21:41 - first time in 17 appearances.
Charlotte BERMINGHAM (SW25-29) of University of Bristol Orienteering Club, was second (55th overall) over the line in 21:49.
Anna GILBERTSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (56th overall) over the line in 21:50 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 3348 pts.
Rosey MUSHENS (Bristol and West AC) 2776 pts.
Sylvia Ann CRUMP (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 2755 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) was graded 77.33% for the time 21:41 (53rd overall).
Tim GINNS (VM40-44) was graded 76.32% for the time 18:01 (third overall).
Henry SLY (VM35-39) was graded 75.48% for the time 17:28 (second overall).

This week there were 360 runners, of whom 93 were first timers and 66 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,996 different runners, including participants from 257 athletics clubs, have completed 21,496 runs covering a total distance of 107,480 km, and there have been 4,952 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.

 

 

A run in the park with friends – run report event #128

Run Report for Event 128 at Little Stoke parkrun

Clare Jubb, Run Director

We had thought we might be a little down on numbers this Saturday with runners saving their energy for the Bristol 10k but we still had a field of 217 out to enjoy a relaxed run in the sun (ok and a chilly breeze) with friends. In fact there were 44 PBs recorded and 42 runners joining us for the first time.

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Thanks in part to folk resting for the 10k we had a full roster of volunteers before the week had even begun. As always we can't do what we do at Little Stoke without our volunteers and they were a fab bunch this week:

Abby TROKE  •  Ali BOURNE  •  Andrew JUBB  •  Bob COX  •  Ciaran MCQUADE  •  Clare HORROCKS   •  Felicity RUSSELL  •  Georgina SIMPSON  •  Helen PARKER  •  Jane GARDINER  •  Robert COLMAN  •  Rosey MUSHENS  •  Steven GRANT  •  Vikram Singh MANGAT  •  William GILLETT
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We look forward to seeing you again for another run in the park with friends.

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Stats for this week:

Male placings:
Benjamin TOOMER (SM25-29) of Hercules Wimbledon AC, was first over the line in 16:07
Mark WHITTINGTON (VM40-44) of Swinton RC, was second over the line in 17:17.
John O'DWYER (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 18:11

Female placings:
Eileen BRANDLEY (SW20-24) of Hercules Wimbledon AC, was first (28th overall) over the line in 22:00
Anna GILBERTSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (30th overall) over the line in 22:11
Elizabeth MARIES (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (35th overall) over the line in 22:24.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Benjamin TOOMER (SM25-29) was graded 80.04% for the time 16:07 (first overall).
Mark WHITTINGTON (VM40-44) was graded 79.56% for the time 17:17 (second overall).
Alex GROCOTT (JM11-14) was graded 77.36% for the time 19:13 (5th overall).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Little Stoke parkrun Results Page.

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