Sweatshop monthly prize winner – November 2014

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

Little Stoke parkrun are pleased to announce  Emily Cadwallader as our Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner for November 2014.  Emily has been running with Little Stoke park since the start of this year.

Her 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 Emily, enjoy your deserved prize!

Little Stoke parkrun team

 

Run Report – Event #107

A very chilly start to the morning meant the numbers were low compared to our usual count. Yet 146 parkrunners completed the 3/12 laps of our Winter course. We welcomed 5 new parkrunners and many tourists from all around the country who ran the course for the first time. Congratulations to Sebastian Aquilina and Wilson Mckelvie on joining club 10 and 50 respectively.

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It took 15 dedicated volunteers to stage a safe and friendly event for all the parkrunners. Big thanks to this week's volunteer team -

Bill HULL • Bob COX • Caroline SCAPENS • Dave GUEST • Dawn PINCH • Garry SLATER • Giacomo SQUINTANI • Jonathan PEARCE • Lynda PEARCE • Mark BURLEY • Robin PHILLIPS • Simon FAULKNER • Tim HAYSOM

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Now that it is becoming to look a lot like December , we are well set in to our winter course until spring.

Jonathan Pearce , our photographer for the day, has uploaded some fabulous images from yesterday's event. You can take a look at them at our Flickr Page.

Strava :
You may have already heard about the fantastic news about parkrun-strava partnership. If you are a Strava user, this link will guide you to link your parkrun profile to Strava. We have also created a Strava Club online for littlestoke parkruners. You could join the club and see running updates from fellow parkrunners.

Jantastic :
It is also that time of the year again when you can join a great initiative to keep us motivated to run through the cold months on Jan-Mar . You can set your own goals and targets. We ahd great fun tracking our progress as a team . Emma Sheperd has kindly created a Little Stoke parkrun team. More about Jantastic ... here

No Barcode No Result :
We adhere to a No Barcode No Result policy . Please make sure that you present a scannable barcode before being the event to a close. You can read about the policy on the parkrun wiki by clicking here.

Detailed stats from this week are listed below -
Men's placings:
David AWDE (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:38 - third time in 9 appearances.
Robin DALLMAN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:20 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Chris OFFLER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:23.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robin DALLMAN (Unattached) 890 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 863 pts.
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 809 pts.

Women's placings:
Nadia LETUCHEVA (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (43rd overall) over the line in 22:45 - first time in 3 appearances.
Heather HATTON (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (44th overall) over the line in 22:49.
Delyth WILLIAMS (SW30-34) of LINCSQUAD, was third (63rd overall) over the line in 24:32.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 832 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 694 pts.
Clare HORROCKS (Unattached) 675 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
David AWDE (SM25-29) was graded 77.56% for the time 16:38 (first overall).
Dan BEAZLEY-LONG (VM35-39) was graded 76.17% for the time 17:25 (4th overall).
Ciaran MCQUADE (SM30-34) was graded 74.74% for the time 17:33 (5th overall).

This week there were 146 runners, of whom 17 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,214 different runners, including participants from 212 athletics clubs, have completed 16,613 runs covering a total distance of 83,065 km, and there have been 4,021 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.

 

Christmas and New Years day parkrun

We would like to announce that the special events during the holiday season will be cancelled at Little Stoke. There will be no XMAS Day parkrun (same as last year) . We will not be hosting the New Year's day parkrun as well.

Last year we hosted a double parkrun on New Year's day parkrun along with Ashton Court on a glorious Sunny day . You know what I mean if you were there last year ;)

This year our friends at Chipping Sodbury and Pomphrey Hill will host the New Year's Day event, starting with CS at 9:00 am and PH at 10:30 am. Let us join them on the day and make a cracking start to the year with a double parkrun.

Additionally, Chipping Sodbury will also hold the Christmas Day event .

 

All in Sync on a Saturday

Run Report for #106 on 29/11/14
Becky Bushnell, Run Director

Having experienced some truly terrible weather last Saturday I was almost fooled into setting up the grass lap after a milder week where the sun had peeked out a few times. Thankfully sense prevailed and I had already decided on Friday night that the course would to stick to the tarmac and a good job too since the grass was still muddy and would not have faired well with 220 runners leaving their footprints in it.

When I arrived in the park the fog was slowly lifting and you could tell it was going to be a good wintery parkrun.
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It was a great day for celebrating - we had Heather Griffin joining the 100 club and Andy Griffin, Andy Filby, David Atkinson, and Robin Dallman all joining the 50 club. Robin  crossed the line in a new personal record time of 17:25 to make becoming a red warrior even more memorable!

Heather Griffin claims not to be organised (perhaps the real credit should go to Andy Griffin?) but she managed to pull of a great feat of syncronicity this Saturday... It was her 100th parkrun, her husband's 50th, but also her 50th parkrun at Little Stoke! Heather and the Andys honoured their achievement in age old tradition with a good slab of cake for one and all.

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This was particularly welcome when passed along the queue that formed after one of the scanning gadgets misbehaved for the first time with me as run director. Luckily I had a great team of volunteers who kept thing running smoothly and a megaphone to keep you all up to speed with what was going on!

Thanks to all the volunteers this Saturday:

Benjamin HERRING  •  Brendan MARRINAN  •  Derek DA SILVA  •  Emma BAGLEY  •  Emma SHEPHERD  •  George SHEPHERD  •  Howard JAMESON  •  Jackie LEWIS  •  James BUSHNELL  •  Kathryn DOBSON  •  Martin HERRING  •  Oliver MURTON  •  Rosamund MOGG  •  Stuart PRESNELL  •  Vicente SOTO

A special mention must go to the Herring family who, when faced with the long string of parkrunners, kept on scanning with a smile on their face. They demonstrated real team work with Benjamin scanning the barcodes, Emily collecting the tokens and Martin keeping things moving. Gold stars all round!

So December is finally upon us and as Andy Williams sings: "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!"...but in all honesty the roster for coming weeks is still looking a bit empty. Please bring us some Christmas cheer by filling the volunteer roles over the coming weeks. It really is a great way to start your Saturday!

Eitherway, see you in the park one Saturday soon!

Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 106
29th November 2014

Men's placings:
Jarlath MCKENNA (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 15:59 - first time in 3 appearances.
Ben ROBINSON (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 16:00.
Maciej BIALOGONSKI (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 16:31 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robin DALLMAN (Unattached) 741 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 717 pts.
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 659 pts.

Women's placings:
Nancy DINEEN (JW11-14) of Bristol and West AC, was first (47th overall) over the line in 21:12 - second time in 4 appearances.
Lindsey Marie GOZZARD (SW25-29) of Westbury Harriers, was second (52nd overall) over the line in 21:32 - was first to finish once before.
Andrea GOUDE (VW40-44) of Portishead Running Club, was third (78th overall) over the line in 23:18.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 686 pts.
Clare HORROCKS (Unattached) 675 pts.
Emily CADWALLADER (Unattached) 637 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Paul SPERRIN (VM55-59) was graded 82.08% for the time 18:53 (17th overall).
Jarlath MCKENNA (SM30-34) was graded 81.65% for the time 15:59 (first overall).
Ben ROBINSON (SM25-29) was graded 80.63% for the time 16:00 (second overall).

This week there were 220 runners, of whom 22 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,197 different runners, including participants from 209 athletics clubs, have completed 16,467 runs covering a total distance of 82,335 km, and there have been 3,978 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.

 

Run report event #105 22/11/14

When I arrived @ the park Saturday morning bright and early it was apparent within minutes we would be on the winter course. The grass was for most parts sodden and boggy, a quick chat to the grounds man and it was confirmed – the winter course it is.

I was just thinking two days of finger crossing had paid off when the heavens opened and all the volunteers got completely soaked, ironically Jane, our Time keeper for the day, had moments before asked if we should set-up the gazebo, ‘No’ I said think we’ll be okay good job I don’t weather forecast for a living!!

The run brief, as we are on the winter course needs to take place @ 0845 to ensure we get everyone to the start for a prompt 0900 start, so please bear this in mind as the winter course is probably going to be our home for the next few weeks! Anyhow I stood on the litter bin, called everyone in and had four faces peering up @ me. Everyone was sheltering in their cars!!!!

I did manage to give the mandatory notices @ the start and congratulate Sabrina Patten, on her 50th run. Well-done Sabrina on joining the red brigade.

This week the volunteers I was lucky to have were absolutely fantastic, especially as by 0900 they were soaked to the skin, so a very special THANK –YOU to:

Andrew JUBB  •  Dave SWANSON  •  Derek DA SILVA  •  Heather GRIFFIN  •  Ian SHEPHERD  •  Jackie LEWIS  •  Jane GARDINER  •  Kathryn DOBSON  •  Mark BULL  •  Oliver MURTON  •  Phil HAYWARD

I would like to take this opportunity to remind ALL parkrunners that parkrun is totally inclusive to ALL abilities and ages, whether you can run the course in 16 mins or 60 mins whether you are a seasoned club runner or running for the first time, we are all equal. You MUST respect your fellow parkrunner and any other park user, we DO NOT have exclusive rights to the use the park and must show RESPECT to ALL. Foul language and abusive behaviour WILL NOT be tolerated, and will lead to anyone ignoring this to be banned from Little stoke parkrun, our volunteers are just that volunteers, giving up their spare time so runners can enjoy their Saturday morning run.

Please see below for this week’s stats.

Little Stoke parkrun

Event number 105

22nd November 2014

Men's placings:

Robin DALLMAN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:41 - third time in 22 appearances.

Robin PHILLIPS (VM40-44) of Westbury Harriers, was second over the line in 17:48 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Chris OFFLER (SM20-24) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:05.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

Robin DALLMAN (Unattached) 595 pts.

Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 573 pts.

Derek DA SILVA (Unattached) 562 pts.

Women's placings:

Katie HUGHES (VW40-44) of Westbury Harriers, was first (11th overall) over the line in 18:31 - 5th time in 7 appearances.

Chloe POTTER (JW15-17) of Westbury Harriers, was second (58th overall) over the line in 21:38.

Catherine MILLS (SW30-34) of Great Western Runners, was third (59th overall) over the line in 21:44.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 545 pts.

Clare HORROCKS (Unattached) 533 pts.

Rachel GOVER (Westbury Harriers) 524 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Katie HUGHES (VW40-44) was graded 82.63% for the time 18:31 (11th overall).

Paul SPERRIN (VM55-59) was graded 80.45% for the time 19:16 (19th overall).

Robin PHILLIPS (VM40-44) was graded 77.25% for the time 17:48 (second overall).

This week there were 210 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 36 recorded new

Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,175 different runners, including participants from 208 athletics clubs, have completed 16,247 runs covering a total distance of 81,235 km, and there have been 3,919 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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