Sarah’s 50th parkrun and Laura makes a return

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

 

 

November Rain

 

By Nicholas Tanner

 

Heavy overnight downpours and persistent morning rain resulted in a wet, muddy and slippery parkrun at Roundshaw Downs this week. It is therefore perhaps unsurprising that it was also the lowest attendance of the year, but 93 hardy runners and 11 even hardier volunteers braved the elements.

 

The conditions were certainly not going to stop no less than five of our regular runners from all celebrating their 50th parkrun milestones! Congratulations go to:

Daniel GUEST – All 50 parkruns at Roundshaw Downs

Jonathan MCCULLOCH – All 50 parkruns at Roundshaw Downs (in just 60 weeks!)

Mark BAKER – 29 parkruns at Roundshaw Downs

Alison GOVEIA – All 50 parkruns at Roundshaw Downs

Jane OYEGUNLE – 28 parkruns at Roundshaw Downs

Additionally, Nat GREEN earned his 10th parkrun junior milestone t-shirt.

 

There were also a number of visitors who chose to run at Roundshaw Downs for the first time this week. It may not have looked like it but, believe us, there really are normally fantastic views over Croydon and London! Welcome to:

Oliver CRENOL (Banstead Woods), Carol BAKER (Aylesbury), Harry HANFORD, James ELLIS (Nonsuch), Mark WARDLE (parkrun de Monsouris, Paris), Maddy LOSITO, and Samuel WALKER

Pierre MORCOS ran his first ever parkrun. We hope you enjoyed it!

 

A few runners even managed to register a PB. Well done to:

Rowena FRANCIS, Nicolas GENT, Nat GREEN, Claire FOLEY, Lynn BRADLEY, Ben JONES, and Jodie WHITE.

 

Our volunteers deserve extra thanks this week for still giving us enthusiastic support and encouragement despite having to stand in the cold and rain. Thank you to:

David ALDERSON, Abby BRYON, Matt DOHERTY, Ian FOWKES-SMITH, Annette HELLIWELL, Martin LLOYD, Robin MCDONALD, Warren ROBERTSON, Toby SHEARLOCK, Ian SMITH, and Mick TURNER

 

Here are the stats:

Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 448
11th November 2017

This week 93 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

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 4,807 participants have completed 42,858 parkruns covering a total distance of 214,290 km, including 6,698 new Personal Bests.

 

Roundshaw 447 – 80 over 70

By Tim Gray

Once again I was away this week so another remote report, but one snippet of news did make it back to me, an new 80-84 male age graded record, at just over 70 %;

Roundshaw Downs   Richard PITCAIRN-KNOWLES 33:34 VM80-84 70.01 % Sevenoaks AC

Very well done Richard.

PB’s for some as well;

Megan THOMAS New PB!
Tatsuya OKAMOTO New PB!
Anthony FERRIROLI New PB!
Guy HANNAH New PB!
Dominic FOX New PB!
William POLDEN New PB!
Kathrine HAND New PB!
Tom ALGAR New PB!
Jenny MAC DONNELL New PB!
Steve PHILLIPS New PB!

 

Well done to you all.

Some brand new people;

Nathan MARSDEN Springfield Church Springers
Rebecca ALEXANDER
Aine DOBSON Coulsdon Runners
Emily ARCHIBALD
Matt CHARMAN

Welcome all.

And some visitors;

Andrianna HADJIMICHAEL Hove Promenade parkrun
Thomas WHITEHEAD-CLARKE Hove Promenade parkrun
Richard PITCAIRN-KNOWLES Sevenoaks AC Bromley parkrun
Jodie GRAY Ranelagh Harriers Highbury Fields parkrun

Again welcome. We need another 201 new people to hit our 5000th attendee!

No milestone numbers this week – so that brings us to the stats;

Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 447
4th November 2017

This week 116 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Tony GALLAGHER • Martin LLOYD • Stephen HEWETT • Annette HELLIWELL • Christopher CURTIS • Rory MACLEOD • Michael OGUNNAIKE • Karen KIRKBY • Valerie HEWETT • Sam COLEMAN • George ENGLISH • Ellie WHITE • Ryan 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 4,799 participants have completed 42,765 parkruns covering a total distance of 213,825 km, including 6,691 new Personal Best

 

Christmas & New Year

We're planning our usual 9.00am start on Christmas Day. See you there!

New Years Day is planned for 10.10am

You can see all festive events here

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/

 

 

 

The runners looked sweaty

by Matthew

Saturday was my first time doing half way timer. I was nervous at first but Martin helped me, and I loved doing it.

There were exactly 157 people there, which was funny because I went home on the 157 bus! That made me happy ;)
No one had done any special numbers so there was no cake :( but I had brought a lollipop anyway - thanks Glenn.
The runners looked sweaty, well done everyone!
Brand new today;
Anthony JACKSON
Sarah BIARD
Lynn CREES-GLENDINNING Coulsdon Runners
Manny ZORNOZA
Daisy JACKSON
Ben ATKINSON
Robert BANGWAYO
Sam HAINSWORTH Coulsdon Runners
Ashling DELANEY Coulsdon Runners

Several under the supportive wing of Louise Arpino - Ed.

Visitors;

Scott BARBER Kettering parkrun
David WHITE Tooting Common parkrun
Robin EVANS Banstead Woods parkrun
Louise JONES Petts Wood Runners Southwark parkrun
Caroline HART Etch Runners Eastleigh parkrun
Louise COLLINS Nonsuch parkrun
James BRINKLOW Lullingstone parkrun
Steven HART Etch Runners Eastleigh parkrun
John BAILEY Marple Runners Marple parkrun

PB's

Rachelle SANDERSON Christ Church Purley Runners
Fleur NORRIS
Simon ROGERS
Ethan MCLAUGHLIN
Emmanuel VICTOR
Yvonne PHILLIPS
Santosh PANIGRAHI
Owen WAITE South London Harriers
Claire CHANDLER
Claire SAUNDERS
Seamus CAZABON
Claire TURNER
Zoe TITE
Lynn BRADLEY
Tom SANDERSON Christ Church Purley Runners
Nigel WATSON
Lalitendu SWAIN
Nicolas GENT
Eirill SODAL

Photos this week on our Facebook page, don't forget to like us!

Stats;

Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 446
28th October 2017

This week 157 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 18 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Tony GALLAGHER • Martin LLOYD • Sarah TINDLEY • Tim GRAY • Annette HELLIWELL • Richard APPIAH-AMPOFO • Bob CHART • Alan William LAWRENCE • Kirsty COTTON • Victoria PRUSZYNSKI • Matthew GRAY • Csilla SAROSI • Sheila DAILY • James LEWIS • Ryan 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 4,790 participants have completed 42,649 parkruns covering a total distance of 213,245 km, including 6,681 new Personal Bests.

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