Longrun Meadow parkrun Event number 174 21st January 2017

Run report thanks to Dave Bullock

On a beautiful freezing and crisp morning 301 brave runners braved the elements to run the 2 lap Longrun Meadow course.  Numbers have picked up in January with today being the 3rd consecutive week there has been over 300 runners.  How long will many of you stick to your new year’s resolution?

Welcome to the 36 newcomers today, we hope you enjoyed our course and that you come back on a regular basis and get the parkrun bug.  We had visitors today from

A special thank you to all the volunteers who wrapped up warm, and helped us out so we all could run.  A couple of juniors today as well who looked a bit cold at the end.  I hope you have thawed out now.

Congratulations to Graham Cartwright for completing his 50th parkrun today and to our regular juniors Zac and Milly Monteiro who celebrated their 14th Birthday today.  The have run an impressive 136 & 128 parkruns respectively - respect

Again the reverse route proves to be popular, certainly helping with congestion at the start with large numbers allowing runners to get off to a faster start.  65 of us agreed with new Personal Bests.  So hears the list of all those that have achieved a PB and have run Longrun 5 or more times.  Janet Pollard, Wendy Kelvin, Hannah Taunton, Chris Fitzsimmons, Gill Taunton, Dave Bullock, Kirk Shepherd, Elizabeth Heal, Colin Robins, Mary Brown, Helen Rowe, Daniel Fowler, Paula Summerfield Walters, Sallie Durman, David Edwards, Scott Watkins, Richard Smith, Mark Always, Kat Perry, Rhys White, Sharon Hooper, George Sherwin, Stuart Vile, Rachel Nicholls, Andy George, Joanne Langford, Samantha Key, Shirley Yuan, Nicole Orme, Marc Arscott, Darren Wakefield, Mark Bysouth, Kevin Stratton, Karen Curtis, David Pomeroy, Chris Mercer, Paul Green, Sadie Ellison, Naomi Moore, Thomas Greenslade, Shelley Clothier, Emma Kiernan, Adam Levine, Rowan Sheppard, Millicent Aspden, Megan Atkinson, Mark Gerrard, Kate Reed and Andrew Sheppard

For the women, Hannah Taunton of Taunton AC, was first over the line in 17:25 to gain a new PB.  She is now only 5 seconds off the course record.  Kirstie Booth of Taunton AC, was second over the line in 19:29.  Emma Kiernan of Axe Valley Runners, was third over the line in 19:53.  For the men, Robert Tuer of Hercules Wimbledon AC, was first over the line in 17:04.  Eliot Haimes was second over the line in 17:10.  Scott Watkins of Bristol and West AC, was third over the line in 17:19

See you all next week

Dave