Event 124 – 100,000 and counting!!!!

100,000 Km's that is the milestone we passed on Saturday, Liz Cole coming home in 120th position has the envious mantle of running our 100,000 Km @ Little stoke Well done to all of our runners who have helped us get to this enormous milestone, or should that be kilometre stone!

As always a HUGE thanks to our volunteering heroes of the day:Waseem AHMED, Robert COLMAN, Mayur DESAI, Craig F, David FRANCETTI, Elaine GRAHAM, Dave GUEST, Jonathan PEARCE, Justine POULTON, Sandra REED, Caroline SCAPENS, Ruth WATKINSON, Bridget WHITE.

Because without the volunteers there is no parkrun, PLEASE, PLEASE get in touch and offer to volunteer, just a couple of times a year is all we ask..

Also please remember there is no parkrun @ Little Stoke next Saturday (2nd May) as we are moving over to let U2, Oasis and The Red Hot Chili Peppers do their thing @ the Little Stoke Fake Festival.

See you all again on the 9th, and where ever you get your parkrun fix next Saturday have a good run. See below for this weeks stats.

Dave Swanson RD

Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 124
25th April 2015

Male placings:
Robin DALLMAN (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 17:23 - 6th time in 37 appearances.
Peter MORTON (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 17:33.
Soren ADAMS (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:46.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 3032 pts.
Bill HULL (Bristol and West AC) 2788 pts.
Robin DALLMAN (Bristol and West AC) 2779 pts.

Female placings:
Debbie JONES (VW35-39) of Chippenham Harriers, was first (30th overall) over the line in 21:11 - first time in 3 appearances.
Edwina SHIRAZIAN (VW40-44) of Chippenham Harriers, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 21:26 - was first to finish once before.
Hayley BENNETT (SW30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third (34th overall) over the line in 21:28 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 2832 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 2327 pts.
Dawn PINCH (Westbury Harriers) 2312 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jonathan GOODLAND (VM55-59) was graded 78.44% for the time 20:06 (17th overall).
Joe CONNORS (JM15-17) was graded 75.90% for the time 18:03 (4th overall).
Steve ALEXANDER (VM60-64) was graded 75.13% for the time 21:43 (39th overall).

This week there were 243 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,733 different runners, including participants from 242 athletics clubs, have completed 20,123 runs covering a total distance of 100,615 km, and there have been 4,678 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Jenny JAGGER who ran in a time of 00:17:46 on 2014-04-26 (event number 77).
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 90.58% run (16:17) on 7th September 2013 (event number 43).

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

 

A spring in our step – Event 123

Run Report for Event 123 at Little Stoke parkrun

Clare Jubb, Run Director

It was a little fresh as we set up the course on Saturday morning but as Geriant's lovely photos show the weather fairies were with us and the run started in glorious spring sunshine. 2015-04-18 08.12.47 After a few consecutive weeks of celebrations we had no milestone runs to celebrate this week - I'm sure there will plenty more as we head into summer. Many thanks to this week's volunteers, who did a sterling job setting out the summer course despite the Run Director not quite remembering how it all went together! Andrew JUBB • Brian Anderson GARDNER • Clare JUBB • Dawn PINCH • Dom HURFORD • Emma BAGLEY • Geraint TORRINGTON • Ian HAYNES • Martin DEAN • Peter LOMAX • Rachel GOVER • Rebecca BROWN • Steven GRANT • Tracey TURRI • Vivien HOLLIS 2015-04-18 08.20.00 A few points to note for future runs. It's lovely to see so many dogs running enthuiastically with their owners but please make sure that you keep your dog on a short lead when running. Long leads can present a hazard to other runners and the wider general public using the park and we want to make sure everybody enjoys their run safely. We also ask that you only cross the finish line once to avoid confusing the results and that if you've gone back to run in with somebody you make it clear to the timers when you don't intend to cross the finish line. Our timers work hard to make sure all our runners get the most accurate time possible and this will make their job a lot easier - thank you :) See you all in the park for another parkrunday!

Event number 123, 18 April 2015

Male placings: An unknown runner was first. Martin REED (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 16:50. Peter MORTON (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:47.

Female placings: Louise CRONIN (VW45-49) of Great Western Runners, was first (28th overall) over the line in 20:44 Emily CURRIE (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (30th overall) over the line in 20:47. Ali VAZ (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (41st overall) over the line in 21:55.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Alison ROBERTS (VW65-69) was graded 83.05% for the time 24:47 (96th overall). Jonathan GOODLAND (VM55-59) was graded 78.38% for the time 20:07 (20th overall). Louise CRONIN (VW45-49) was graded 77.33% for the time 20:44 (28th overall).

This week there were 256 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 55 recorded new Personal Bests.

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

 

Another dry one at Little Stoke Park but only just – Event #122, 11.04.15

The weather fairies were good to us on Saturday as the rain eased off before 8am to ensure a dry run for our 225 runners and a comfortable morning for the Hi-Vis heroes for the event. Huge thanks to you all Richard, Rachel, Chris, Clare, Simon, Bridget, Ros, Jonathan, Caroline, Liz, Ben, and a special thanks to Juniors Oli who managed the Finish Funnel so well and to Louisa and Josephine who scanned lots of runners with such a pleasant and upbeat attitude.
So sincere thanks to them once again, and as ever if you feel you can help out once in a while don’t hesitate to offer! You need only to go to the website and opt in to receive our calls for volunteers and/or email us via the website when you're available. As we have said many times before, you will find that it is fun, friendly and sociable and there is absolutely no need to worry that you’ll get something wrong, as has been proved 122 times at Little Stoke, the team can sort just about anything out and it means you can watch the pain instead of feeling it. So if you haven’t volunteered before please do think about it.
On the day we had 43 of our runners taking on our course for their first time with 33 of our returning runners recording Personal Bests. Leading the pack home was Ciaran McQuade in front of two of his club mates Jonathan Bennett and Mark Burley, with Rebecca Campbell and Penny Gardiner (VW45-49) leading the ladies home, both running under 20 minutes, and Hayley Bennett third finisher. The highest recorded age-grade scores on the day were by Penny Gardiner (82.66%), David Hobbs (76.72%) and Rebecca Campbell (76.15%). Well done to Andy Filby who, with the help of one of our founders Dave Skeet, finally smashed his PB after a year of trying. Great to see Dave back running on home turf. There were also notable runs from Jennifer Godsell, who smashed 30 minutes for the first time by nearly 2 and a half minutes, Liz Cole knocking 1.40 off her PB and, celebrating winning March parkrunner of the month, Krish ran another PB making it 8 PB’s from his last 10 runs. Well done everyone.
Unusually we didn’t have any runners hitting their 10th (Juniors), 50th, 100th or 250th club run today but cake and drinks were ably provided by Viv’s enthusiastic Active Ageing team who provided many enquirers with helpful information on Dementia and Alzheimers, as parkrun are supporters of Alzheimers Research UK. Thanks to you all and I hope you enjoyed your run.
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.
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With Taunton Half, Frenchay 10k, Grand National etc on this weekend, well done to anyone who ran and hopefully see you all again soon
Martin Dunne (Run Director for 11.04.15)
Men's placings:
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 17:28 - third time in 54 appearances.
Jonathan BENNETT (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 18:23.
Mark BURLEY (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 18:29.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 2750 pts.
Robin DALLMAN (Bristol and West AC) 2525 pts.
Bill HULL (Bristol and West AC) 2499 pts.
Female placings:
Rebecca CAMPBELL (SW30-34) of Headington RRC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:34 - second time in 2 appearances.
Penny GARDINER (VW45-49) of Bristol and West AC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 19:48.
Hayley BENNETT (SW30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third (34th overall) over the line in 21:39 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 2591 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 2139 pts.
Sylvia Ann CRUMP (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 2065 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Penny GARDINER (VW45-49) was graded 82.66% for the time 19:48 (15th overall).
David HOBBS (VM45-49) was graded 76.72% for the time 18:37 (4th overall).
Rebecca CAMPBELL (SW30-34) was graded 76.15% for the time 19:34 (12th overall).
This week there were 225 runners, of whom 43 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,671 different runners, including participants from 236 athletics clubs, have completed 19,624 runs covering a total distance of 98,120 km, and there have been 4,586 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Jenny JAGGER who ran in a time of 00:17:46 on 2014-04-26 (event number 77).
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 90.58% run (16:17) on 7th September 2013 (event number 43).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Little Stoke parkrun Results Page.

 

 

Cancellations in May and June 2015

The Little Stoke parkrun event will be cancelled on the following dates in the coming months due to other events taking place in the park.

  • 2nd May 2015  ( cancelled due to Little Stoke Fake Festival)
  • 13th June 2015 ( cancelled due to a Football Tournament at the park over the weekend)

Please make a note of these dates in your calendar and take this opportunity to try other local parkruns at - Pomphrey Hill , Chipping Sodbury & Ashton Court

 

Sweatshop monthly prize winner – March 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  Krishnan Rambadhran as our Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner for March 2015.  Krish has been a regular parkrunner at Little Stoke and has helped us out on several occasions as a volunteer. His recent streak of PBs show that he has also improved on his finish times consistently.

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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 Krish, enjoy your deserved prize!

Little Stoke parkrun team

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