Summer Starts By Going Clockwise

Run Report for Event 120 at Little Stoke parkrun
Becky Bushnell, Run Director

We like to keep you all on your toes at Little Stoke parkrun so though the clocks going forward was the perfect reason to run the summer course clockwise! This would of course mean doing a grass lap and the weather forecast showed the potential for some very heavy rain coming in so it was a decision I had to leave to the day of the event.

Fortunately everything went to plan and we were able to start at the Summer course finish and finish at the Summer start. Nice and confusing!

It was a lovely sight to see all of you coming round the grass lap before joining the path for those three tarmac laps.

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Honestly we could not have been any luckier with the weather. It was perhaps a bit on the windy side and while the grey clouds did gather there was still a moment where the sun broke through and the rain didn't arrive til just after 10 by which time all the 195 parkrunners had finished and the volunteers had packed everything away.

A big shout out to this week's volunteers:

Becky BUSHNELL  •  Bob COX  •  Dan POTTER  •  Dave GUEST  •  Gary ELSTONE  •  James BUSHNELL  •  Jonathan PEARCE  •  Lucy NIBLETT  •  Mark BURLEY  •  Matthew CURTIS  •  Rachel GOVER  •  Richard NIBLETT  •  Samantha TURNER  •  Shelley HONEY  •  Taryn TALBOTT

They arrived a little bit earlier than normal to make sure the grass lap was set up in time and as I mentioned in the briefing came prepared in their raincoats just in case! I would also like to thank the lady who brought some Easter treats for the volunteer team to share. That was unexpected by a really nice thing to do, thank you!

Congratulations are in order for Ingrid Morris, a regular at Ashton Court, who ran her 50th parkrun at Little Stoke and Graham Clark who clocked up his 100th parkrun, running an impressive 92 of those at Little Stoke! Well done to both of you.

Jane Shackleton also deserves a special mention for her sheer determination to make it to the park and complete her first ever parkrun.

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It was a really great atmosphere in the park. Was it down to the fact that Summer was officially about to start or just that Graham had brought cake along to mark his 100th? Who knows but parkrun is definitely a great way to start your Saturday.

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See you in the park next Saturday when we do it all again!

 

Little Stoke parkrun #120, 28/3/15

Men's placings:
Alexander WHITTAKER (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 17:48 - first time in 2 appearances.
Ben MALIPHANT (SM20-24) of Bristol Orienteering Club, was second over the line in 18:17.
Bill HULL (VM40-44) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 19:02.

Women's placings:
Vicky TESTER (SW30-34) of Westbury Harriers, was first (10th overall) over the line in 20:03 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Sabrina PATTEN (VW45-49) of Bristol and West AC, was second (34th overall) over the line in 22:53.
Sophie RUFFLES (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (41st overall) over the line in 23:21.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Vicky TESTER (SW30-34) was graded 74.31% for the time 20:03 (10th overall).
Bill HULL (VM40-44) was graded 73.91% for the time 19:02 (third overall).
Simon FAULKNER (VM45-49) was graded 73.44% for the time 19:27 (6th overall).

This week there were 195 runners, of whom 25 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,600 different runners, including participants from 232 athletics clubs, have completed 19,183 runs covering a total distance of 95,915 km, and there have been 4,511 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 at Little Stoke parkrun Results

 

Run report #119 21/03/15

Saturday saw the first parkrun of spring 2015, and it truly felt spring has definitely sprung. With the sun out it was lovely to have so many people join us - 239 in total, a number only equalled since May last year, including 38 new parkrunners.

A big round of thanks to our volunteers, without whose support none of this could happen:
Scott CAMPBELL, Edward CURRAN, Anita DAVIES, Steven GRANT, Andrew GRIFFIN, Lu LANDYMORE, Rosamund MOGG, Caroline POTTER, Caroline SCAPENS, Emma SHEPHERD, Ruth WATKINSON, Bridget WHITE, Kelly WINSTONE

I hope you all enjoyed your run. I'd especially like to congratulate Emma and her 'Sofa to 5k' group from Emmersons Green Running Club. I saw you all afterwards and I've not seen a collection of grins like that in some time, a great achievement and we look forwards to seeing you all again soon at Little Stoke. Dom Hurford hit his 100th run at Little Stoke, never easy to miss, I'm sure most of the regulars know Dom and would join me with a pat on the back for hitting that milestone.

An awful lot of PBs too, extraordinary efforts all round and a hearty congratulations to you all.

I notice from the results we have a number of our regulars approaching 50 and 100 milestones so make sure you're along with us over the next few weeks to join in those celebrations.

Till then, here's the summary results from Saturday and as always the full results and event history can be found on our website.

Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 119
21st March 2015

Men's placings:
David AWDE (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:23 - 6th time in 13 appearances.
James NUNN (VM40-44) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 16:43 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Robin DALLMAN (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:16 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robin DALLMAN (Bristol and West AC) 2376 pts.
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 2329 pts.
Bill HULL (Bristol and West AC) 2210 pts.

Women's placings:
Cecilie ANDERSEN (JW15-17) (Unattached) was first (19th overall) over the line in 19:36 - first appearance.
Chloe POTTER (JW15-17) of Westbury Harriers, was second (35th overall) over the line in 21:03 - was first to finish once before.
Sabrina PATTEN (VW45-49) of Bristol and West AC, was third (58th overall) over the line in 22:47.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 2353 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 1811 pts.
Nicola GRIFFITHS (Unattached) 1755 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
James NUNN (VM40-44) was graded 81.66% for the time 16:43 (second overall).
David AWDE (SM25-29) was graded 78.74% for the time 16:23 (first overall).
Robin PHILLIPS (VM40-44) was graded 77.68% for the time 17:42 (4th overall).

This week there were 239 runners, of whom 38 were first timers and 60 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,575 different runners, including participants from 232 athletics clubs, have completed 18,988 runs covering a total distance of 94,940 km, and there have been 4,490 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).

 

Happy 100th………

220 runners, with many wearing the colours of the emerald isle, joined us today to celebrate our very own ED - Martin Dunne's 100th parkrun, as I mentioned during the brief this really is a tremendous acheivement as Martin has volunteered almost 50 times as well!!

For those that have been asking the runner who felt unwell is feeling better and recovering at home.

I really must say a big thank-you to all the runners and volunteers who helped out, Mayur, Becky and James Bushnell and Viv and James Hollis are deserving of a special thank-you.

Please see below for the stats:

Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 118
14th March 2015

Men's placings:
James NUNN (VM40-44) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:46 - third time in 5 appearances.
Robin DALLMAN (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 16:57 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:00 - was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Robin DALLMAN (Bristol and West AC) 2228 pts.
Ciaran MCQUADE (Bristol and West AC) 2198 pts.
Simon FAULKNER (Portishead Running Club) 2191 pts.

Women's placings:
Chloe POTTER (JW15-17) of Westbury Harriers, was first (29th overall) over the line in 21:01 - first time in 10 appearances.
Alexandra LING (SW30-34) of Westbury Harriers, was second (49th overall) over the line in 22:42.
Ali VAZ (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (50th overall) over the line in 22:43.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Anita DAVIES (Unattached) 2203 pts.
Sylvia Ann CRUMP (Stokes Striders Recreational Running Group) 1685 pts.
Emma SHEPHERD (Barefoot Runners Society - UK) 1661 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
James NUNN (VM40-44) was graded 81.41% for the time 16:46 (first overall).
Ciaran MCQUADE (VM35-39) was graded 77.55% for the time 17:00 (third overall).
Phil LUCKER (VM35-39) was graded 76.49% for the time 17:35 (5th overall).

This week there were 220 runners, of whom 35 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 3,537 different runners, including participants from 231 athletics clubs, have completed 18,749 runs covering a total distance of 93,745 km, and there have been 4,430 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 – February 2015

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

Little Stoke parkrun are pleased to announce  Martin Herring as our Sweatshop Monthly Prize winner for February 2015.  Martin has been a regular parkrunner at Little Stoke and has helped us out on several occasions as a volunteer.

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 Martin, enjoy your deserved prize!

Little Stoke parkrun team

 

Celebrations all round!

Run Report for Little Stoke parkrun #117 on 7th March 2015
Clare Jubb, Run Director

It was celebrations all round at Little Stoke this week with James Hollis, Abby Troke, Bob Howell and Sam McKelvie-Warsop joining the 50 club and Dave Broadbent the 100 club. Congratulations to you all and thank you for sharing your lovely cakes with us.  It was really good to see so many people hanging around for a natter and to cheer other finishers on.

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We also welcomed a group of North Bristol runners trying out parkrun for the first time and a group from Clevedon Ladies Running Group. Hopefully we'll see some of you again soon.

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Thanks to Jonathan Pearce for capturing the celebrations and to all our volunteers for giving their time this week:

Andrew FILBY  •  Andrew JUBB  •  Anita DAVIES  •  Ben PERRY  •  Bob COX   •  Evie ALLCHORNE  •  Graham John CRUMP  •  Jackie LEWIS  •  Jonathan PEARCE  •  Kathleen SART  •  Oliver MURTON  •  Rachel GOVER  •  Richard LUKES  •  Ruth WATKINSON  •  Stephen SHAKESPEARE  •  Sylvia Ann CRUMP

We try to make the first run of each month a pacers event.  Pacing can really help runners trying to reach the next milestone in their running, be it breaking 35 or 20 minutes. Unfortunately only Pete 'the pacer' Lomax was able to pace this time but hopefully we'll have a few more next month.

A few stats from this week's run. This week there were 239 runners, of whom 47 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests.

Men's placings:
Oliver BEALE (VM35-39) of Westbury Harriers, was first over the line in 16:40
Matthew KRELLE (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 16:45
Robin DALLMAN (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:01

Women's placings:
Anna GILBERTSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (48th overall) over the line in 22:32
Rebecca ATTWOOD (SW25-29) of SweatyBetty, was second (49th overall) over the line in 22:34.
Rebecca HUCKETT (VW35-39) of Sweatshop Running Community, was third (59th overall) over the line in 23:05.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Daoud DEBART (JM10) was graded 80.78% for the time 23:09 (61st overall).
Oliver BEALE (VM35-39) was graded 79.60% for the time 16:40 (first overall).
Matthew KRELLE (SM30-34) was graded 78.31% for the time 16:45 (second overall).

See you in the park.

 

 

 

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