Event 237 31 October 2015


I’m back after being away for two Saturdays, partly in Germany where there are no parkruns. Can you believe it? This was my first parkrun of October,( not because I was trying to dodge the campaign to donate to Alzheimer’s) so it felt great to be back and to meet the challenge of THAT hill. I had read a brief article that running to rap music improves athletic performance so I was armed with my favourite track by Eminem.

Even though it was the last weekend of the school half term holidays we had a great turn out with 214 runners including 17 first time runners and quite a few tourists. The first ten athletes crossed the line in under 20 minutes and 34 runners achieved a personal best. These included some of our Roundhay regulars:

Dave Keir- 26:26

Lehane Walker - 27:.41

Stephanie Root – 27:58

Lindsey Gibson - 29:24

Angela Dwyer- 30:10

Great effort from all of you!


Male Placings were:

1              Robin TUDDENHAM        18:17

2              Jonathan SMYTH              18:24

3              Huw LIPPIATT    18:51


Female Placings were:

1              Aileen LOFTUS  22:37

2              Janet LEWIS        23:26

3              Sarah Jane HOWARTH    23:54

The highest age grading was achieved by the first placed runner, Robin Tuddenham with 78.76%. The greatest number of runs was held by Joel Giddings with 264.

We had great support from our wonderful volunteers. Many thanks to you all.  Next Saturday we are looking forward to a takeover by Chapel Allerton Runner where there will be pacers galore.

Happy running!