When I arrived @ the park Saturday morning bright and early it was apparent within minutes we would be on the winter course. The grass was for most parts sodden and boggy, a quick chat to the grounds man and it was confirmed – the winter course it is.
I was just thinking two days of finger crossing had paid off when the heavens opened and all the volunteers got completely soaked, ironically Jane, our Time keeper for the day, had moments before asked if we should set-up the gazebo, ‘No’ I said think we’ll be okay good job I don’t weather forecast for a living!!
The run brief, as we are on the winter course needs to take place @ 0845 to ensure we get everyone to the start for a prompt 0900 start, so please bear this in mind as the winter course is probably going to be our home for the next few weeks! Anyhow I stood on the litter bin, called everyone in and had four faces peering up @ me. Everyone was sheltering in their cars!!!!
I did manage to give the mandatory notices @ the start and congratulate Sabrina Patten, on her 50th run. Well-done Sabrina on joining the red brigade.
This week the volunteers I was lucky to have were absolutely fantastic, especially as by 0900 they were soaked to the skin, so a very special THANK –YOU to:
Andrew JUBB • Dave SWANSON • Derek DA SILVA • Heather GRIFFIN • Ian SHEPHERD • Jackie LEWIS • Jane GARDINER • Kathryn DOBSON • Mark BULL • Oliver MURTON • Phil HAYWARD
I would like to take this opportunity to remind ALL parkrunners that parkrun is totally inclusive to ALL abilities and ages, whether you can run the course in 16 mins or 60 mins whether you are a seasoned club runner or running for the first time, we are all equal. You MUST respect your fellow parkrunner and any other park user, we DO NOT have exclusive rights to the use the park and must show RESPECT to ALL. Foul language and abusive behaviour WILL NOT be tolerated, and will lead to anyone ignoring this to be banned from Little stoke parkrun, our volunteers are just that volunteers, giving up their spare time so runners can enjoy their Saturday morning run.
Please see below for this week’s stats.
Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 105
22nd November 2014
Robin DALLMAN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:41 - third time in 22 appearances.
Robin PHILLIPS (VM40-44) of Westbury Harriers, was second over the line in 17:48 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Chris OFFLER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:05.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robin DALLMAN (Unattached) 595 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 573 pts.
Derek DA SILVA (Unattached) 562 pts.
Katie HUGHES (VW40-44) of Westbury Harriers, was first (11th overall) over the line in 18:31 - 5th time in 7 appearances.
Chloe POTTER (JW15-17) of Westbury Harriers, was second (58th overall) over the line in 21:38.
Catherine MILLS (SW30-34) of Great Western Runners, was third (59th overall) over the line in 21:44.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 545 pts.
Clare HORROCKS (Unattached) 533 pts.
Rachel GOVER (Westbury Harriers) 524 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Katie HUGHES (VW40-44) was graded 82.63% for the time 18:31 (11th overall).
Paul SPERRIN (VM55-59) was graded 80.45% for the time 19:16 (19th overall).
Robin PHILLIPS (VM40-44) was graded 77.25% for the time 17:48 (second overall).
This week there were 210 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 36 recorded new
Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,175 different runners, including participants from 208 athletics clubs, have completed 16,247 runs covering a total distance of 81,235 km, and there have been 3,919 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Jenny JAGGER who ran in a time of 00:17:46 on 2014-04-26 (event number 77). 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).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Little Stoke parkrun Results Page.