Event 234 10 October 2015


The second Saturday of the month means pacer day at Roundhay parkrun and we had a number of pacers.  I guess it is quite an art coming in at bang on the expected time. We hoped that it helped you to achieve what you wanted.

The park looked fantastic this morning and we had perfect conditions for running: not too cold, wet or windy and, of course, such lovely company. Of course, you will have seen that from the photos and video by our star professional photographer, Billy Johnstone.

Some of us were resting and others taking it easy as there was a big Yorkshire event the following day. However, some of us gave of their best this morning, 40 PBs out of a total of 224 runners. Here are some highlights:

Tom Venning ran his 2nd PB of the month, coming in at 2nd place with a new time of 17:32

Paul Smith smashed the 20 minute time with 19:48

Martin Mcelhone ran comfortably under 24 minutes with a new time of 23:38

Melanie Shreeve knocked over 20 seconds from her previous best with 27:06

Emma Black, after a string of PBs in September added to her awards with 28:17

Jonathan MacNay broke 30 minutes with 28:32

Helen Downie ran her 50th run at Roundhay (she is already a member of the 50 club) with a PB of 28:40

This week we had three member of the 250 club, with the highest number of runs achieved by John Paton – 275.

The highest age grading went to our first placed runner, Shaun Dimelow, with 80.97%

Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers this week with John Hussey making his debut as Run Director.

Are you all signed up to support Alzheimer’s Research UK with a pledge of money for your time?  Will that may us all try harder, I wonder?


Happy running.