Sweatshop monthly prize winner – December 2014

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

Little Stoke parkrun are pleased to announce  Graham John Crump as our Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner for December 2014.  Graham 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 Graham, enjoy your deserved prize!

Little Stoke parkrun team

 

The Windy One : Run Report for event #112

(Run Report for event# 112 by Mayur Desai)

196 runners, 12 volunteers whirl them in some gale force winds and you get an excellent parkrun event. The day started for me with the prospects of cancelling the run due to the weather conditions.  Andy Moss, one of our marshals for the day, was the first to arrive and access the damage. The grounds men warned us about a fallen branch that had blocked the cycle path. We decided to run the event once we cleared the obstruction and a quick lap around the course for checks. The winds had also slowed down a bit compared to last night’s torment. The course set up was minimal to avoid our precious parkrun paraphernalia getting blown away.

Well there was more than one reason why the run could have been cancelled today. We were short of 4 volunteers at the start of the event. Thanks to parkrunners offering to skip their run for the day and we had a full roster of essential volunteers for the day.  Big thanks to this week’s volunteer team –

Andrew JUBB  •  Andy MOSS  •  Bridget WHITE  •  David ATKINSON  •  Geoff PARTRIDGE  •  Heather JOHNSON-SMITH  •  Jonathan GOODLAND  •  Martin HERRING  •  Mayur DESAI  •  Mel GILBERT  •  Rachel GOVER  •  Waseem AHMED

If you want to volunteer for the upcoming weeks, please send us an email @ LittleStokeHelpers@parkrun.com . You can view the available open positions on the Future Roster .

It looked like a low turnout today at the run brief but looking at the crowd at the start line, I realized most of the runners preferred the cosy comforts of their cars to the windy conditions out of it. We started a few minutes over 9.

We had an incident after about 15 minutes in to the run. One of our of our runners collapsed close to the start line after straddling for a few meters. He was quickly attended by Marshals. Thanks to our emergency protocol put in place we were able to get adequate help that the situation demanded. The paramedics were on the scene shortly and took control of the situation. I am very thankful to the Marshals and all the parkrunners alike who stopped and offered to help. We have been receiving messages on social media about the runners well being. We can confirm that the paramedics treated him in the ambulance and were happy with his health before discharging him .He was driven safely home by one of his friends.

For the number crunchers, here are the detailed stats from today:-

Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 112
10th January 2015

Men's placing:
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 17:42 - first time in 49 appearances.
Dan BEAZLEY-LONG (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:02.
An unknown runner was third.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robin DALLMAN (Unattached) 1634 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 1605 pts.
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 1503 pts.

Women's placings:
Sarah HERBERT (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (30th overall) over the line in 21:22 - first appearance.
Hayley BENNETT (SW30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was second (35th overall) over the line in 21:48 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Olivia CROFTS (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (45th overall) over the line in 22:31.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 1506 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 1204 pts.
Mel GILBERT (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 1060 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) was graded 74.48% for the time 17:42 (first overall).
Dan BEAZLEY-LONG (VM35-39) was graded 73.57% for the time 18:02 (second overall).
Steven EDGE (VM45-49) was graded 73.41% for the time 19:56 (17th overall).

This week there were 196 runners, of whom 30 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,327 different runners, including participants from 221 athletics clubs, have completed 17,520 runs covering a total distance of 87,600 km, and there have been 4,163 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.

 

2015: Year of Mud?

Run Report for Event #111 at Little Stoke parkrun: 3rd January 2015
Becky Bushnell, Run Director

There have been lots of parkrunning opportunities in the past week with attendance records smashed at both New Year's Day events at Chipping Sodbury and Pomphrey Hill so for some runners Little Stoke will have been their third parkrun of 2015. For others it was their first ever parkrun and it was my pleasure to welcome you all to the slightly soggy event that was #111 at Little Stoke.

The weather forecast was foreboding for Saturday but this did not deter any runners and there was a good atmosphere despite cloudy skies and intermittent rain.
Here's a great photo of you all coming round on your second lap courtesy of Saturday's photographer and 2013/14 volunteer of the year Jonathan Pearce:

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The wet weather also didn't stop the volunteers from coming forward to give their time before, during, and after the event. Our thanks go to this week's Hi Viz heroes:

Abby TROKE  •  Andrew GRIFFIN  •  Charlie PANTLIN  •  Emma BAGLEY  •  Heather JOHNSON-SMITH  •  Helen WILDE  •  Jackie LEWIS  •  James BUSHNELL  •  Jon BONNER  •  Jonathan PEARCE  •  Karen LILLYWHITE  •  Kathryn DOBSON  •  Maggie DURNELL  •  Mel GILBERT  •  Rachel GOVER  •  Robert HOWELL  •  Sandra REED

The grass was full of puddles in the spot for our usual finish funnel so we set it up in a slightly different place where the ground looked a bit firmer. With over 200 runners taking part this week it wasn't long before the funnel was turning to mud and getting a bit slippery underfoot. This photo captured it brilliantly:
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There was a big announcement this week about t-shirts. As Bob Dylan wrote, the times they are a'changing! Read Paul Sinton Hewitt's post about it here for the full story but to summarise, all club t-shirts will be through new partner Tribesports and parkrun HQ ask for patience while the new system is put in place. There is also going to be a NEW volunteer t-shirt for parkrunners who have clocked up 25 volunteers. This will be introduced later this year but those who have already hit that target will be rewarded with the t-shirt once the final design has been decided by the parkrun community.

Our roster is always a little light on volunteers so please get in touch if you have a Saturday morning to spare.

So I reckon that's about all from me for this week. Stats are below.
See you in the park!

Little Stoke parkrun
Event #111, 3rd January 2015

Men's placings:
Maciej BIALOGONSKI (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:56 - 5th time in 23 appearances.
David AWDE (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 16:59 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Robin DALLMAN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:24 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robin DALLMAN (Unattached) 1487 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 1455 pts.
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 1365 pts.

Women's placings:
Nancy DINEEN (JW11-14) of Bristol and West AC, was first (37th overall) over the line in 21:01 - third time in 5 appearances.
Hayley BENNETT (SW30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was second (41st overall) over the line in 21:10 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Chloe POTTER (JW15-17) of Westbury Harriers, was third (44th overall) over the line in 21:42.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 1371 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 1075 pts.
Jane GARDINER (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 1053 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Maciej BIALOGONSKI (SM25-29) was graded 76.28% for the time 16:56 (first overall).
Nancy DINEEN (JW11-14) was graded 75.97% for the time 21:01 (37th overall).
David AWDE (SM25-29) was graded 75.96% for the time 16:59 (second overall).

This week there were 206 runners, of whom 26 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,297 different runners, including participants from 219 athletics clubs, have completed 17,324 runs covering a total distance of 86,620 km, and there have been 4,147 new Personal Bests.

 

Chrimbo-Limbo brings out the new runners – Run report event #110 27.12.14

Fuelled by turkey and mince pies a respectable turn out graced Little Stoke Park early on Saturday morning, including 19 runners new to our park, 5 of those on their maiden parkrun outings.

Earlier still, a dozen volunteers had brushed the frost off their hi-vis jackets and set the course up ready for our runners. A very well deserved round of thanks was echoed around the twitter and facebook pages for a job well done. We would encourage you to take part as a volunteer, your support in 'giving back' really is the only way we can ensure this event is run for you every week. Visit our website for more details http://www.parkrun.org.uk/littlestoke/volunteer/

This week's hi-vis heroes were:

Louisa AQUILINA, Alisa AQUILINA, Emma BAGLEY, Jane GARDINER, Dave GUEST, Lisa HAYWARD, Phil HAYWARD, Emily HOLLIS, Rosamund MOGG, Paul SAVILLE, Caroline SCAPENS, Kim TOOMER

A quick reminder of the New Year's Day runs going on in the Bristol area; 9am at Chipping Sodbury followed by 10.30am at Pomphrey Hill. There will be an intrepid bunch running between the two (a distance of just over 10k). If you're interested in joining them, make yourself known to a marshal at Chipping Sodbury to get introduced before the start.

Run placings below:

Men's placings:
Robin DALLMAN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:40 - 5th time in 27 appearances.
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 17:43.
Aidan NOBLE (JM11-14) of Westbury Harriers, was third over the line in 18:23.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robin DALLMAN (Unattached) 1339 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 1308 pts.
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 1226 pts.

Women's placings:
Louise CRONIN (VW45-49) of Great Western Runners, was first (15th overall) over the line in 20:07 - first time in 3 appearances.
Nikki SMITH (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (29th overall) over the line in 21:31.
Hayley BENNETT (SW30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third (31st overall) over the line in 21:37 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 1233 pts.
Jane GARDINER (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 1053 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 958 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Louise CRONIN (VW45-49) was graded 79.70% for the time 20:07 (15th overall).
Aidan NOBLE (JM11-14) was graded 77.15% for the time 18:23 (third overall).
Ruth FULFORD (VW65-69) was graded 76.50% for the time 27:44 (92nd overall).

This week there were 146 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,271 different runners, including participants from 218 athletics clubs, have completed 17,118 runs covering a total distance of 85,590 km, and there have been 4,116 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).

 

Run Report – Event #109 20/12/14

Run Report for Event #109, 20/12/14
Clare Jubb, Run Director

With Saturday being the last run before Christmas we asked you to bring a little festive cheer with you and you didn't disappoint with a snowman, several elves and numerous santa hats spotted on the course.

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We also celebrated 50 runs for Michelle Cracker, Jon Welsh and Simon Hughes. Many congratulations to you all.

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A big thank you to all those who volunteered on Saturday. The rosters for January are looking a touch bare so when you've recovered from all those mince pies please drop us a line if you fancy giving it a go. This week's hi-viz heroes were:

Elizabeth WILKIE • Hayley BENNETT • Heather GRIFFIN • Jackie LEWIS • James Edward HOLLIS • Jane GARDINER • Jonathan BENNETTT • Jonathan PEARCE • Kathryn DOBSON • Lu LANDYMORE • Mel GILBERT • Oliver MURTON • Peter LOMAX • Sandra REED • Vivien HOLLIS

It will be business as usual for the Little Stoke team on the Saturdays over the Christmas and New Year period and whilst Little Stoke won't be running on Christmas or New Year's Day there are local runs taking place - check out this link for full details http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

We wish all our parkrunners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in the park again soon.

The Little Stoke Team

This week's Stats:
Men's placings:
Robin DALLMAN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:19
Matt NEWMAN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:19
Ciaran MCQUADE (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:25

Women's placings:
Ella REVITT (JW15-17) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 18:51
Louise CRONIN (VW45-49) of Great Western Runners, was second (31st overall) over the line in 20:22.
Maria JONES (SW18-19) of Bristol and West AC, was third (37th overall) over the line in 20:46

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Ella REVITT (JW15-17) was graded 82.23% for the time 18:51 (12th overall).
David HOBBS (VM45-49) was graded 81.00% for the time 17:38 (4th overall).
Alison ROBERTS (VW60-64) was graded 80.69% for the time 25:07 (101st overall).

This week there were 189 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests.

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