Here’s to the next 100!!

Well, where has the time gone? Almost two years on and here we are gathering for our 100th run.

The rain kept off for the run itself however the volunteers, which were FANTASTIC this week did get slightly wet for the set-up.

Here are some stats from our first one hundred runs;

  • Tim McMillan, who finished in 37th place, was our 3000th different (of which we have now had 3032) finisher.
  • Our lowest attendance was just 34!
  • Our highest attendance being 325 – whoa, it was busy at the park that day!
  • 200 Different clubs have now been represented at the park.
  • There have been a total of 15,216 runs.
  • A whopping 3,700 PB’s have been achieved, I have always said Little Stoke is great for getting that PB!
  • We have ran 76,080 Km’s – Or 1.82 times Completely around the world, Bristol to Auckland and back 4 times, 1803 Marathons.

Anyhow, all of this is only possible with thanks to our weekly volunteers, who this week were:

 Alice WARREN  •  Andrew JUBB  •  Dave GUEST  •  Dave SWANSON  •  Felicity RUSSELL  •  Helen WILDE  •  Jackie LEWIS  •  James BRACKLEY  •  Jonathan BOWER  •  Katie PRIEST  •  Michael LEWIN  •  Peter LOMAX  •  Rachel GOVER

If you fancy donning the H Viz and giving something back Please get in touch @ http://www.parkrun.org.uk/littlestoke/

Please see below for today’s Stats.

Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 100
18th October 2014

Men's placings:
Scott CAMPBELL (SM30-34) of Westbury Harriers, was first over the line in 16:53 - 5th time in 5 appearances.
Maciej BIALOGONSKI (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 16:54 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
David AWDE (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:29 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 6072 pts.
Derek DA SILVA (Unattached) 5861 pts.
Simon HUGHES (Unattached) 5836 pts.

Women's placings:
Bridget WHITE (SW25-29) of Westbury Harriers, was first (14th overall) over the line in 19:32 - second time in 3 appearances.
Kate SHARLAND (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (29th overall) over the line in 20:39.
Nancy DINEEN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (66th overall) over the line in 22:55.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Suzanne CUNDY (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 5757 pts.
Karen OWEN (Bristol and West AC) 5113 pts.
Sylvia Ann CRUMP (Sole Sisters) 4447 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Alison ROBERTS (VW60-64) was graded 78.40% for the time 25:51 (114th overall).
Scott CAMPBELL (SM30-34) was graded 77.30% for the time 16:53 (first overall).
Maciej BIALOGONSKI (SM25-29) was graded 76.33% for the time 16:54 (second overall).

This week there were 226 runners, of whom 38 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different athletics clubs took part.

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.

 

PB’s Galore – Run Report for event #99

Well the week started with a gloomy picture of the future roster, which was eventually filled up by Friday evening , thus avoiding our first cancellation due to lack of volunteers. I cannot thank the volunteer team from event #99 enough for putting up another successful run. The team this week was –

 

Andrew GRIFFIN  •  Andrew JUBB  •  Angharad EVANS  •  Bridget WHITE  •  James BRACKLEY  •  Lu LANDYMORE  •  Martin HERRING  •  Mayur DESAI  •  Oliver MURTON  •  Rachel GOVER  •  Simon MULCAHY  •  Steven GRANT

 

If you also want to take some time out of your running to help out making the event happen, please write to us at LittleStokeHelpers@parkrun.com

It was a strange week in a while as the first one without anyone running their 50th or 10th (juniors) run. I am sure we will have many club entrants lined up in the coming weeks.

We welcomed 30 first time runners at Little Stoke of which 16 ran their first ever parkrun. Welcome to all the first timer to the parkrun community. We had tourists from all over the country including - Poole, Southamptom, Manchester, Hampstead Heath, Brockenhurst, Nonsuch, Killerton, Wimpole Estate and neighbouring Pomphrey Hill & Ashton Court parkrun.

The day started under cloudy circumstances but by the time I was ready for the brief, the sun had decided to shine upon the runners making the condition just perfect for the run. So perfect that 46 runners recorded their PBs add another 30 first timers to it and this was one of highest number of benchmarks runs at the park. First finisher David Awde was a second shy of his PB but running in at position 2 & 3, Samuel Hunt and Dan Beazley-Long did beat their personal bests. Dan made the under 18' cut for the first time with this PB. Marriane Britten was the first lady in on her first outing at Little Stoke. Kate Sharland & Sabrina Patten were in position 2 & 3 among the ladies. Both of them getting another personal best times. Sabrina dipped in under 23' minutes for the first time! . Great running from every one at the top.

There were some impressive runs from further down the field. Every PB run is special but there were some notable runs among the 174 runners this week. Charli Brake completed his third consecutive PB and improving in leaps from every run. Sue Wright is on her own sort of record with a PB every time she has run after her first (6 consecutive) . Krishnan Rambadhran ran his third consecutive PB. Kevin Mcginn back on his usual role of PBs again with three consecutive PBs including this week’s run. Serena Griffiths getting under 29’ with a big PB this week. Suzie Woodcock ran her third consecutive personal best improving greatly every week. Well done everyone :)

We are nearing our 2nd Anniversary event on the 1st of November. Here is some news about a crowd sourced party like last year. Please get in touch if you want to get involved.

Next week is Little Stoke parkrun’s 100th event. We are planning a ‘Centurion‘ themed fancy dress run. Please spread the word and find those centurion costumes tucked away in the attic. More news will follow on our social media pages.

If that is not enough we have another special run on the 25th of October as well. Keep Guessing :)

Enough for this week Here are the detailed stats for below for the parkrunner in you -

Men's placings:
David AWDE (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:40 - second time in 7 appearances.
Samuel HUNT (SM20-24) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:54.
Dan BEAZLEY-LONG (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:56.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 5944 pts.
Derek DA SILVA (Unattached) 5740 pts.
Simon HUGHES (Unattached) 5711 pts.

Women's placings:
Marianne BRITTEN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was first (28th overall) over the line in 20:10 - first appearance.
Kate SHARLAND (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (35th overall) over the line in 20:41.
Sabrina PATTEN (VW45-49) of Bristol and West AC, was third (57th overall) over the line in 22:33.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Suzanne CUNDY (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 5637 pts.
Karen OWEN (Bristol and West AC) 5113 pts.
Sylvia Ann CRUMP (Sole Sisters) 4325 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Neil GRANT (VM60-64) was graded 79.17% for the time 20:48 (38th overall).
Alison ROBERTS (VW60-64) was graded 75.72% for the time 26:46 (107th overall).
Stuart HANCOCK (VM45-49) was graded 75.30% for the time 19:26 (14th overall).

This week there were 174 runners, of whom 30 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 2,994 different runners, including participants from 197 athletics clubs, have completed 14,990 runs covering a total distance of 74,950 km, and there have been 3,670 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.

 

Sweatshop Monthly prize winner – September 2014

Little Stoke parkrun are pleased to announce Bob Cox as our Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner for September 2014.  Bob is a regular at Little Stoke parkrun. He has also been very valuable with his volunteering roles.

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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.

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

Congratulations Bob, enjoy your prize!
Little Stoke parkrun team

 

2nd Anniversary !!

We are 2!! (well almost)
Our second anniversary is just around the corner and this year we will be celebrating Little Stoke parkrun's second birthday on Saturday 1st November.  This we be our opportunity to announce the winners of the points tables and award the highly coveted mini Mos and also a chance to gather our parkrun family together for a piece of cake and a cuppa.
We need your help to make this happen!  We were overwhelmed at our 1st anniversary at the fantastic cake creations (Mary Berry would have been proud) and your generosity (we were eating those oranges for weeks) and will be inviting you to bring something along again this year.
Here's the kind of thing we would like you to bring along:
  • A bunch of grapes or bananas
  • Flapjack
  • Cake
  • Crisps
  • A bottle of squash
  • A box of tea bags or a jar of coffee
If you'd like to bring something along then please drop us a line at littlestokeoffice@parkrun.com - we are going to keep track of what people offer to bring just incase there are too many bananas and not enough cake.
 

An unusual wet parkrunday for parkrun’s 10th birthday – Event #98

Thanks to our merry band of Hi-Vis heroes again for putting on another slick and well run event at Little Stoke Park. They turned up bright and early to set up the course in readiness for the 148 runners who braved the rainy conditions, without complaint. Huge thanks to Tina, Bridget, Ali, Ashwin, Krishnan and his son Kreshna, Oliver, Jim, Mike, Heather, Dave and Rich (the Chicken). We also had five pacers today who all ran within seconds of their run targets and no doubt pulled many runners to their own personal targets. Thanks Derek, Tim (Spiderman), Pete, Mayur and Dave. If you haven’t volunteered before, or for a while, please don’t always leave it to someone else and volunteer in the coming weeks by emailing us at littlestokehelpers@parkrun.com. We need you to enable us to put on the event each week.
Nice to have another visit from Ian Perry, whose home run is Bedfont Lake which is the parkrun featured on the BBC News on Saturday morning, to celebrate parkrun’s 10th birthday. First finisher today was Junior Adam Wilson from Robin Dallman and Ciaran McQuaid, while Bridget White showed a clean pair of heels to Chloe Potter and Hayley Bennett in the ladies section. Well done to the 31 of the returning runners who recorded Personal Best’s and welcome to the 20 runners who took part in our Little Stoke parkrun for the first time. Also congrats to Sylvia Crump who ran her 50th parkrun and joins the ever growing red Tee brigade.
Coming up in the next few weeks are our 100th parkrun event at Little Stoke Park (Oct 18th) and our 2nd Anniversary (Nov 1st). We are planning to have a celebration and award ceremony again for the Anniversary, much like last year, so watch this space for further details. Maybe a fancy dress run for the 100th event on the theme of Centurions?
Thanks to all our runners and volunteers for making Little Stoke parkrun what it is. Remember to pick up your lost property before it goes to a charity shop. Results and stats below for your perusal. Look forward to seeing you all again in the Park soon.
Cheers
Martin Dunne – Run Director
Men's placings:
Adam WILSON (JM15-17) of Westbury Harriers, was first over the line in 18:11 - first time in 11 appearances.
Robin DALLMAN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:17 - was first to finish once before.
Ciaran MCQUADE (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 18:22.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 5803 pts.
Derek DA SILVA (Unattached) 5621 pts.
Simon HUGHES (Unattached) 5594 pts.
Women's placings:
Bridget WHITE (SW25-29) of Westbury Harriers, was first (18th overall) over the line in 20:09 - first time in 2 appearances.
Chloe POTTER (JW15-17) of Westbury Harriers, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 21:26.
Hayley BENNETT (SW30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third (37th overall) over the line in 21:43 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Suzanne CUNDY (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 5503 pts.
Karen OWEN (Bristol and West AC) 5113 pts.
Sylvia Ann CRUMP (Sole Sisters) 4190 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jonathan GOODLAND (VM55-59) was graded 78.56% for the time 19:54 (15th overall).
Lutz GOTTSCHALK (VM50-54) was graded 74.87% for the time 19:42 (10th overall).
Adam WILSON (JM15-17) was graded 74.24% for the time 18:11 (first overall).
This week there were 148 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 2,964 different runners, including participants from 196 athletics clubs, have completed 14,816 runs covering a total distance of 74,080 km, and there have been 3,624 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

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