There were only a few significant milestones at Roundshaw today so I am grabbing all the glory. Congratulations to Frazer Gilbert and Eva Ticha for completing their first parkruns. Well done, Atanas Dimitrov and Lalitendu Swain on your 10th (and a new pb for the latter) - sorry but only the juniors get 10 t shirts. Kathryn Collins completed her 2nd. 5 other parkrunners ran at Roundshaw for the first time. There were 11 Personal Bests. Very well done on quite a soft and slippery course today. I believe the furthest visitor was from Scunthorpe.
What can I say, I love Roundshaw Downs parkrun. I ran my first parkrun back in March 2008 at Banstead Woods and I have run a few random parkruns at other venues since then. I have completed 41 runs at Roundshaw where I have truly picked up the parkrun bug. It is so friendly and welcoming.
I started running at Roundshaw after my friend, Caroline Saunders suggested it. She had just completed a Couch to 5k with Collingwood and mentioned that she had started parkrunning at Roundshaw Downs. (Come on Caroline, 2 more to until your 50!) I then came across Tim Gray at the regular Beddington 5k Nightrun, who also ran regularly at Roundshaw Downs. (Tim and lots of other regulars were at the Church Mob Match at Nonsuch Park parkrun.) Anyway,I decided to give it a go. Roundshaw are such a lovely bunch of people and I feel like I have made many friends and I was inspired to join Collingwood AC. Many of whom run at Roundshaw. There really is a great community spirit at Roundshaw Downs parkrun.
Laura Foster made a solid return today, to complete her 247th Roundshaw parkrun. She has been injured for some time and she was accompanied by her faithful friends Helen and Eileen.
There will be a Roundshaw parkrun at 9am on Christmas Day and a Roundshaw parkrun on New Years Day at 10.10am. This gives any keen parkrunners time to run at Lloyd Park first.
Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 449
18th November 2017
This week 116 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Richard N CARTER • Tony GALLAGHER • Sarah TINDLEY • Peter WALSH • Annette HELLIWELL • Richard APPIAH-AMPOFO • Ethan MCLAUGHLIN • Warren ROBERTSON • Daran MITCHELL • Victoria PRUSZYNSKI • Sheila DAILY • Daniel GUEST • Robert ALLUM • Claire SAUNDERS
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 4,815 participants have completed 42,974 parkruns covering a total distance of 214,870 km, including 6,709 new Personal B