Run Report for Little Stoke parkrun #115 on 21st February 2015
Becky Bushnell, Run Director
With a bit of a thaw in the weather this week I was fairly confident that the need to cancel due to icy conditions was small, although when I checked the weather for Friday night it was clear skies so I was not sure what I would find when I went to check the park on Saturday morning. With my Hi Viz on I set about walking the course. A few dog walkers remarked on the fact that I was out early and I explained I was checking for ice. "None of that this week" was their response but I still needed to be sure. Thankfully they were right and the event could go ahead!
We're still on the winter course at the moment so after the run briefing we all made our way up to the start. Latecomers were also headed that way and as everyone lined up ready for the off it was clear to see the sunshine had brought a fair number of runners out to the park for their Saturday morning fix.
As always there was a great range of parkrunners from the speedy front runners to the mum's and dad's pushing their kids in buggies, and the dogs enthusiastically straining at their leads while they guided their owners through the crowds from the back. The first placed lady came very close to achieving a new female course record with only six seconds in it. Well done Charlotte Green on a fantastic run, perhaps we will see you again soon to take try and snatch the title from current holder Jenny Jagger.
As we all know though, parkrun is not about the speed you go at, it's about your own run whatever the time on the stopwatch. It is always great to see friends running together and encouraging each other as they go. This photo is fairly typical of the start of a parkrun - lots of smiles mixed with looks of concentration!
And that's why we all do it, it's great to see you all enjoying your run!
Thanks as always to the volunteers who gave their time in order to put the event on:
Andrew BUFFERY • Andrew GRIFFIN • Bob COX • Caroline SCAPENS • Hayley BENNETT • James BUSHNELL • Jonathan BENNETT • Josephine LILLYWHITE • Karen LILLYWHITE • Matthew CURTIS • Ruth WATKINSON • Sabrina PATTEN • Simon MULCAHY • Zoey WHITE
If you would like to help out then please have a look at the volunteer roster on our website and let us know when you are free.
So I think that's all from me for this week as the megaphone is prised from my hands and passed on to next week's run director.
Have a great week and see you all in the park when we do it all again next Saturday... I mean parkrunday!
Little Stoke parkrun, Event #115
21st February 2015
David AWDE (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:41 - 5th time in 12 appearances.
James NUNN (VM40-44) of Billericay Striders RC, was second over the line in 16:56 - was first to finish once before.
Matthew KRELLE (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:05 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 1912 pts.
Robin DALLMAN (Bristol and West AC) 1783 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 1753 pts.
Charlotte Emily GREEN (SW25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first (6th overall) over the line in 17:51 - second time in 2 appearances.
Anna GILBERTSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (53rd overall) over the line in 22:40.
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) of Bristol and West AC, was third (55th overall) over the line in 22:46.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 1903 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 1541 pts.
Sabrina PATTEN (Bristol and West AC) 1438 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Charlotte Emily GREEN (SW25-29) was graded 82.91% for the time 17:51 (6th overall).
James NUNN (VM40-44) was graded 80.61% for the time 16:56 (second overall).
Daniel BERRY (VM50-54) was graded 78.24% for the time 19:09 (14th overall).
This week there were 215 runners, of whom 41 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 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).