‘Making a formal decision about something’ – March 23 2019 Roundshaw Downs

by Tim Gray

Dear all – you may or may not have realized – but yesterday Roundshaw Downs parkrun was being adjudicated, a sort of friendly quality assurance process, definition is given in title. I gather things went well – so a special well done to all the volunteers yesterday, especially Toby & Tony.

Brand New;

Charlie PENN

Marianne BECK

Jaxon MARTIN-HALL

Eugene MARTIN

Diesel MARTIN-HALL

Leanne PRICE

Well done all.

Visitors;

Chris PENFOLD

Ben MATTHEWS

Alexander BROWNE

Tara-Jane KERPENS-LEE

Lucy COURTNEY

Ewa LUCZYNSKA

Debbie WILLIAMS

Stuart MANNERING

Joanna WADEY

Tom BAKER

Matthew AISH

David ROBINSON

John JAAP

John Jaap the most experienced with 282 runs, and clearly enjoys a bit of tourism, obviously a very nice man (fyi he was the adjudicator).

Welcome to all who came.

Milestones (& numbers of note)

The big 50 for;

Elzbieta DOBOSZ

Tom ALGAR
Chiltern Church Runners

Well done both.

Centurion;

Mark HALFACRE

Well done sir.

Not an official milestone but;

Ashley PATE
Chiltern Church Runners
200

50 more to go Ashley!

PB’s

Alex AVILA BLEWETT

Rory NICHOLSON

Robert FARQUHAR

Oliver AVILA BLEWETT

Oltan EREN
#FriendsThatRun

Jenny GALE

Elizabeth AVILA

Winifred MBIELI

Pamela FLOYD

Jason HUGHES

Jack BONNER

Chizoba Carl NKAMUO
Croydon Harriers

Tabitha WELSH
South London Harriers

Debbie CHARD
Wonder Runners

Lindsay FARQUHAR

Sarah READ
Lonely Goat RC

Kathleen MOONEY
South London Harriers

Jack BURTON
South London Harriers

Mark PALMER

Mark GREEN

Victoria STAMMARS

Rahul MENON

Laila MORRELL
South London Harriers

David Colm O'DOMHNAILL
St Patrick's Tigers

John CAZABON

Well done then to absolutely loads of you!

Over at Hastings parkrun I’m delighted to report my Dad did his 2nd ever parkrun, and his last as an 82 year old – since it is his birthday today (Sunday) – Happy birthday Dad, and great run!

Roundshaw Downs parkrun

Event number 523
23rd March 2019
This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Richard N CARTER • Tony GALLAGHER • Nick WHITE • Martin LLOYD • Mick TURNER • Michael John Richard HIGGINS • Ric ADAMS • Sarah BYRNE • Shun-Lai CHAN • Sheila DAILY • Simon DAILY • Helen HOPKINS • Toby SHEARLOCK • Daniel PRIDDLE • Graeme HOPKINS • Ryan MCCARTHY • Kathrine HAND • Megan THOMAS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Roundshaw Downs parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 13th August 2011 (event number 110).
The female record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded a time of 18:28 on 18th April 2015 (event number 310).
The Age Grade course record is held by Zechariah JOHNSON who recorded 94.07% (21:05) on 7th October 2017 (event number 443).
Roundshaw Downs parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 5,884 participants have completed 53,778 parkruns covering a total distance of 268,890 km, including 7,838 new Personal Bests. A total of 533 individuals have volunteered 6,292 times.

 

Roundshaw Downs parkrun event 522 16th March 2019

by Tracy Orchard

Well, that was refreshing! It was a battle with the wind today and conditions were muddy and slippery in parts. However, that said, Spring has sprung on Roundshaw Downs, and the beautiful blossom is starting to come out.

R2

Did I mention the wind?! Extremely well done to the seven runners who managed a pb, even running against the elements.

Congratulations to Jeremy Harris and to Claire Saunders on your 50th parkruns and to Ryan Saunders and Eloise Lachicoree on your Junior 10 milestones.

Also to Eileen Leonard who ran her unofficial but significant 200th parkrun (186 of those here at Roundshaw).

We welcomed 20 runners to Roundshaw Downs for the first time, and tourists were a plenty, coming from varying parts of the country including Clapham, Telford, and Liverpool. Pictured are Jo Brooks from Rickmansworth and Dave Thomas from Oak Hill, and Jo’s puppy Poppy running parkrun for the very first time! We hope you all enjoyed the course.

R3

Who knew (I learn something new every week at Roundshaw!) that once you have completed more than 20 different parkrun events in the UK your name is added to
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/results/mostevents/ and through an unofficial facebook group you can purchase a ‘cow cowl’ to help like minded tourists identify each other? A way to go for me, but I’m working on it!

R4

Happy birthday to Norman! What a great way to start your birthday, running 5K round Roundshaw Downs…. in the wind….

Well done to all who participated at Roundshaw Downs parkrun this week. It’s a tough course, so be proud!

Many thanks to all our volunteers today and every week. We love you and appreciate what you do.

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Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 522
16th March 2019
This week 161 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Tony GALLAGHER • Nick WHITE • Martin LLOYD • Nicola MILES • Mick TURNER • Tim GRAY • Michael John Richard HIGGINS • Ken WRIGHT • Tracy ORCHARD • Sarah BYRNE • Harriet NORTH • Jack BYLES • Marie GRAY • Yasin IQBAL • Helen HOPKINS • Ryan MCCARTHY • Nicholas TANNER • Megan THOMAS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Roundshaw Downs parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 13th August 2011 (event number 110).
The female record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded a time of 18:28 on 18th April 2015 (event number 310).
The Age Grade course record is held by Zechariah JOHNSON who recorded 94.07% (21:05) on 7th October 2017 (event number 443).

Roundshaw Downs parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 5,865 participants have completed 53,611 parkruns covering a total distance of 268,055 km, including 7,813 new Personal Bests. A total of 532 individuals have volunteered 6,274 times.

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Friendly not Fierce

Roundshaw Downs event 521 9th March 2019

by Tracy Orchard

Well done to all our runners today.

Our resident weather reporters (the cows – who knew there were cows in Croydon?!) were standing up, so we knew we weren’t going to get wet. However rain over recent days meant that the course was a bit damp, muddy and slippery in places.

We welcomed back Ercole Lugari, a former Run Director at Roundshaw. Nice to see you again Ercole. We hope the 17 new visitors to Roundshaw enjoyed the course, especially the tourists who came from as far as Ireland.

Capture.Roundshaw

Numbers were bolstered today by a Mob Match between local clubs Sutton Runners and Collingwood AC. It was a battle between the yellow and the neon. We don’t have official results but turnout from both clubs was fantastic with 23 from Collingwood and 26 from Sutton, and the atmosphere seemed very friendly rather than that of fierce rivals!

Roundshaw photo 1 mob match

Well done to Maggie Swinnerton on an unofficial milestone of completing 150 parkruns. And also to the 13 runners who recorded course pbs.

Thanks to Penny Wilkins and John James for the photos.

And most importantly thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time to put on this great event. Volunteer vests are not yet available for dogs but Harley did his bit today tail walking!

Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 521
9th March 2019
This week 180 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Tony GALLAGHER • Nick WHITE • Martin LLOYD • Nicola MILES • Annette HELLIWELL • Michael John Richard HIGGINS • Ercole LUGARI • Helen ELDERFIELD • Eileen LEONARD • Tracy ORCHARD • Neil DAWSON • Jack BYLES • Alexis POTT • Toby SHEARLOCK • Ryan MCCARTHY • Jenny MAC DONNELL

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Roundshaw Downs parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 13th August 2011 (event number 110).
The female record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded a time of 18:28 on 18th April 2015 (event number 310).
The Age Grade course record is held by Zechariah JOHNSON who recorded 94.07% (21:05) on 7th October 2017 (event number 443).

Roundshaw Downs parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 5,846 participants have completed 53,450 parkruns covering a total distance of 267,250 km, including 7,806 new Personal Bests. A total of 530 individuals have volunteered 6,252 times.

 

March already?

So well done to all of you at Roundshaw Downs this week – we were away having a Happy and eggciting time at Bromley – but lots of you made it and had by all accounts a good morning.

One little problem week on week is the number of tokens going missing – if you have taken them accidentally, or mistakenly please please give them back, we really do need them and new sets cost money.

Louise Franklin did her 50th this week – and her friend Debra Bryan had something to say about it;

This is where it all began on that crisp November morn.
We were up and at the running g track blasting out a yawn!
The air was cold in the morning sun, but that didn’t stop us, it was our first park run!
Off we went around the track, feet beating on the ground. When usually on a Saturday, on the sofa we would be found!
50 park runs later here we are again, fitter , healthier happier and feeling full of zen! (Although Louise has done 50 and I haven’t even done 10)
Well done Louise on your 50th park run! Now it’s time for a big fry up in reward for the running we’ve just done!

Not official but well done to Steve Collins on his 200th, and Michael Street on his 300th.

PB’s today for;

Jacki VASS

Jason HUGHES

Jack BONNER

Debra BRYAN

Matilda WELSH
South London Harriers

Thinesh THAYABARAN

Warren MILLER

Graham ASHWELL

Chris MANDERS

Aaron GILLETT

Joe HARGREAVES

Olivia HALFACRE

Brand new to parkrun today;

Oltan EREN
#FriendsThatRun

Maria REED

Emily FLINTAN

Claire JEFFS

Visitors to us for the first time;

Dorota DYS

Kieran NAIR

Viola NICASTRO
26.2 RRC

Emma BOSSOM

Leo MANSELL
Bromley Veterans AC

Diana KIMURA
26.2 RRC

Richard TOMES
26.2 RRC

Tom STREET
26.2 RRC

Sian THOMAS

Daniel STREET
26.2 RRC

Mark CANNINGS
26.2 RRC

Rob SUDDABY
Barnet and District AC

Oliver MELBOURNE

Bri MERRITT
26.2 RRC

Matt HUNT
Spencer Swim Team

Vicky GARDNER
26.2 RRC

Xavi RABANAL-HUNT

Isabel MELBOURNE

Lisa RABANAL
Canix

Daisy STREET
26.2 RRC

Michael STREET
26.2 RRC

Jennifer MELBOURNE
Surbiton Hockey Club

Andrew MELBOURNE

26.2 RRC out in force then!

And now for the stats;

Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 520
2nd March 2019
This week 161 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Nick WHITE • Samantha PURSER • Mick TURNER • Annette HELLIWELL • Des KEOGH • Mary KEOGH • Ria TRUNDLEY • David ALDERSON • Helen ELDERFIELD • Jack BYLES • Emma BOSSOM • George ENGLISH • Ryan MCCARTHY • Megan THOMAS
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Roundshaw Downs parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 13th August 2011 (event number 110).
The female record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded a time of 18:28 on 18th April 2015 (event number 310).
The Age Grade course record is held by Zechariah JOHNSON who recorded 94.07% (21:05) on 7th October 2017 (event number 443).
Roundshaw Downs parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 5,829 participants have completed 53,270 parkruns covering a total distance of 266,350 km, including 7,793 new Personal Bests. A total of 528 individuals have volunteered 6,234 times.

 

For Fog’s sake! Saturday 23rd February 2019

by Riaz

128 runners turned up to Roundshaw Downs wondering where it had gone! They were in right place but with the visibility down to 20 metres they could have been mistaken. The dense fog was going to make for an interesting run especially for any new runners.

There were 9 first timers to Roundshaw Downs with the furthest coming all the way from Crystal Palace!

Rob the Run Director today started with his usual line up of jokes at the pre-run briefing. With a few runners(89) muttering ‘oh just get on with it!’ under their breath.

After 3, they were off and a few seconds later everyone had disappeared into the thick fog.

As the volunteers waited for the runners to approach their first lap we were wondering if they really had got lost as we couldn’t even see half-way up the hill. But soon the first runners appeared.

I was surprised to see the course record holder Kevin Quinn turn up on the results page, but then I realised it was a different Kevin Quinn!

Roundshaw welcomed 12 first timers - Gulcin Erten, Chris Dyke, Rob Halsall, Tugce Erten, Nick Babb, Oltan Eren, Orchun Eren, Gaz Goulding, Gabriella Servini, Gareth Smith, Cora Rich and Sonay Erten.

And there were 16 PB’s! Well done to - Andrew James Lawrence Mcdonald, Stefan Summers, Kevin Quinn, Alex Chappell, James Wright, Olivia Halfacre, Christine O’hara, Niall Mcnevin, Raghav Menon, Adil Bawa, Hannah Brill-Dulley, Abi Clarke, Anne Martin-Burns, Clare Rooms, Pamela Floyd and Steven Hamilton.

The first three male finishers were - Andrew (18.41), Ashley (19.03) and Brandon (20.44)

The first three female finishers were - Gulcin (22.09), Tugce (24.36) and Olivia (25.01)

Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who make parkrun happen every Saturday at 9am, I can’t imagine life without it now. Imagine having a lie-in on Saturday mornings - depressing! And finally... Roundshaw Rocks!

Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 519
23rd February 2019
This week 128 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Martin LLOYD • Annette HELLIWELL • John CAZABON • Michael John Richard HIGGINS • Ric ADAMS • Riaz HOSSENBUX • Antony CONSTANTINOU • Jack BYLES • Sheila DAILY • Toby SHEARLOCK • Daniel GUEST • Elzbieta DOBOSZ • Ryan MCCARTHY • Edward HOPKINS • Timothy CLARKE • Kathrine HAND • Megan THOMAS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Roundshaw Downs parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 13th August 2011 (event number 110).
The female record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded a time of 18:28 on 18th April 2015 (event number 310).
The Age Grade course record is held by Zechariah JOHNSON who recorded 94.07% (21:05) on 7th October 2017 (event number 443).

Roundshaw Downs parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 5,802 participants have completed 53,109 parkruns covering a total distance of 265,545 km, including 7,781 new Personal Bests. A total of 527 individuals have volunteered 6,219 times.

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