Run Report for Event #101, 25/10/14
Becky Bushnell, Run Director
Autumn is definitely upon us. The wind has turned colder, the leaves are falling from the trees and the schools are already half way through their first term. We're always keen to keep things interesting at Little Stoke and so when someone suggested running the course backwards, the weekend that the clocks go back seemed like the perfect time to do it!
Here's everyone setting off this morning, grass lap first:
It's a simple change but it seemed to make a big difference to the parkrunners. We had lots of people saying it was good for a change and witnessed some cracking finishes as parkrunners made their way down the final straight an through the finish funnel. Well done to everyone who took part today and also a big round of applause to this week's hi viz heroes:
Andrew JUBB • Bob COX • Emma SHEPHERD • Heather Ann TURNER • Helen GOTTSCHALK • Jackie LEWIS • Jonathan PEARCE • Martin DUNNE • Oliver MURTON • Paul HAYNES • Rachel GOVER • Simon DAKIN
Special mention must go to king of cones Simon Dakin who not only set up a good section of the grass lap but at one point was armed with two clipboards and the barcode scanner until a last minute volunteer stepped into the breach relieving him of the scanner. Thanks again to all the volunteers for making the event possible.
Next week is our second anniversary and we will be celebrating by having a little party in the park. We'd love for you all to stay and celebrate with us and also to take part by bringing something along from the list of party food we have. Drop us an email at email@example.com if you'd like to bring something along and read more about it here.
Also if you are planning on stopping in the park for longer than usual please do try to use the alternative parking that we have agreed with the Baptist Church on Kingsway. You can read more about alternative parking here. (PLEASE NOTE: we no longer advise you to park at the Youth Club as the gate will be locked)
I can't quite believe that it's already a year since the first anniversary and if last year is anything to go by there will be quite a lot of cake, whoops and cheers as we award prizes for the points table winners and the volunteer of the year and time for a good chinwag with your fellow parkrunners.
That's almost all from me. Stats are below along with some smiling faces from today's run - check out more photos from today's event on Little Stoke parkrun's Flickr page. Thank you to Jonathan Pearce for another great set of pictures.
The only thing left to say now is see you in the park on Saturday!
Little Stoke parkrun
Event #101: 25th October 2014
Robin DALLMAN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:00 - second time in 18 appearances.
Paul HORSFALL (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:03.
Ciaran MCQUADE (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 18:09.
Rebecca CAMPBELL (SW30-34) of Headington RRC, was first (10th overall) over the line in 19:30 - first appearance.
Emma DENTON (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (32nd overall) over the line in 20:45.
Chloe POTTER (JW15-17) of Westbury Harriers, was third (38th overall) over the line in 21:17.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jonathan GOODLAND (VM55-59) was graded 77.65% for the time 20:08 (18th overall).
Rebecca CAMPBELL (SW30-34) was graded 76.24% for the time 19:30 (10th overall).
Garry SLATER (VM45-49) was graded 74.85% for the time 18:57 (5th overall).
This week there were 191 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Little Stoke parkrun Results Page.