Event 232 26 September 2015

The summer is officially over and we are in the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.  It is time to don those extra layers before heading out to parkrun. However, a bit of mist does not deter our faithful parkrunners, and this week we had 270 athletes including 14 first timers.

We have a few pacers this week which helped a few of you to get your best time ever. In fact, we had 50 PBs this week, so well done to all of you. Here are a few highlights:

Rob Greenland knocked over 20 seconds form his previous time to come it at 20:05;

Tom Bamber shaved an impressive 2 minutes off his last PB with 20:47;

Lutz Hostert came in at under 24 minutes – 23:59;

Bronte Stones easily broke 29 minutes – 28:44;

Emma Black achieved her 3rd PB of September with 28:48.

We had some speedy runs from the first placings :

Men’s Placings


1              Simon DEAKIN   16:20

2              Christopher RUSSELL      17:38

3              Jonathan SMYTH              18:32


Women’s Placings

1              Del JAMES           19:31   (PB)

2              Louise CAZAN    20:59  (PB)

3              Megan DRISCOLL             22:12

Simon Deakin achieved the highest age grading with 81.73%

Well done to Huw Lippiatt on his debut role as Run Director and many thanks to all the volunteers – especially Mike Mansfield who had to sort out the timings!

Did you spot that Alex Watson- Usher was not running this week? She did make an appearance though, with J and their new baby daughters. Congratulations and best wishes to them. They are both down as volunteers for this coming week; how is that for dedication.

Happy running