From humble beginnings of fewer than 100 finishers in the first few months of Little Stoke parkrun, we have come quite a long way. On the 3rd Anniversary & 150th event we have now completed near 27000 runs and close to 4800 unique runners have done their trip around the 3 ½ laps . The terrible wet weather did not stop 222 runners from coming to the park to celebrate our 3rd Anniversay.
That meant we had an after-run party crowd sourced by the lovely parkrunners. It was great to see parkrunners from all the neighbouring parkruns joining us in the celebrations.
Thanks to all the volunteers this week, both on the field, and off the field in the Scout Hut who helped arranging the food and the prizes. Here are this week’s heroes –
Ashwin RAO • Becky BUSHNELL • Christian LILLYWHITE • Clare JUBB • Dave GUEST • Dave SWANSON • Derek DA SILVA • Hayley BENNETT • James BUSHNELL • Jane GARDINER • Jaya BROOKS • Jess LOMAX • Jo TAYLOR • Jonathan BENNETT • Jonathan PEARCE • Mayur DESAI • Miia BENNETT • Oliver MURTON • Rachel GOVER • Richard AQUILINA • Rosamund MOGG • Scott CAMPBELL • Tina DUNNE • Vicky SWANSON
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check the pictures from event #150 on our flickr stream . There is a video compilation as well from the happenings of the day.
The detailed stats for the event follow –
Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 150
7th November 2015
Maciej BIALOGONSKI (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:47 - 9th time in 41 appearances.
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 16:59 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Damian SPRECKLEY (VM35-39) of Great Western Runners, was third over the line in 17:20.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Jonathan BENNETT (Bristol and West AC) 150 pts.
Christian LILLYWHITE (Unattached) 150 pts.
Scott CAMPBELL (Westbury Harriers) 150 pts.
Bridget WHITE (SW25-29) of Westbury Harriers, was first (11th overall) over the line in 19:44 - 5th time in 8 appearances.
Lucy ELLIS (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (26th overall) over the line in 21:15.
Anna GILBERTSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (36th overall) over the line in 21:49 - was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vicky SWANSON (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 150 pts.
Becky BUSHNELL (Unattached) 150 pts.
Jane GARDINER (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 150 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) was graded 77.63% for the time 16:59 (second overall).
Mike FEIGHAN (VM50-54) was graded 77.50% for the time 19:02 (6th overall).
Damian SPRECKLEY (VM35-39) was graded 77.02% for the time 17:20 (third overall).
This week there were 222 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 4,759 different runners, including participants from 292 athletics clubs, have completed 26,681 runs covering a total distance of 133,405 km, and there have been 5,938 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Charlotte Emily GREEN who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2015-05-23 (event number 127).
The male 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 90.99% run (16:28) on 23rd May 2015 (event number 127).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Little Stoke parkrun Results Page.