VLM weekend

So the week of the London Marathon is often a busy one for parkrun nationally – and this was the case again. At least 3 of the volunteers ran VLM the next day – whilst at least one volunteered there! Roundshaw saw a few more runners than we have seen in the last 2 months also – hot and sweaty perhaps, but at least firmer under foot and dry.

A special day for Alan SILLITTO with his 100th run – which was also his 100th run at Roundshaw. This year has already seen both his pb, and best age graded score – so on the up Alan, well done to you.

Rupert Quested also ran his best time since 2015 – so very well done to you as well Rupert. Must have been the inspiration of having Eleanor visiting from Perth.

PB’s – to many to list them all – so I’ll pick out all the ones with 30 or more runs at Roundshaw;

Thomas SCHOFIELD Sutton Runners
Periasamy SELVARAJ
Aaron MORRELL South London Harriers


Having said that, well done to all of you.

Brand new to parkrun today were;

William BATES
Michaela HIGGINS


Welcome to the family.

And visitors were;

Nigel HAFFENDEN Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC Bromley parkrun
Stephen DAVISON Tourist in training
Sally HAFFENDEN Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC Bromley parkrun


Roundshaw on tour;

My family went to Victoria Docks parkrun this week – a flat fast run potentially – and accessible by cable car! There we were delighted to see former Roundshaw regular Ercole who dashed round sub 20 in an awesome run, and we also had the delight of the company of Alison S-T.

It was a special pleasure on Sunday morning to see so many of you on the baggage trucks for VLM, being surrounded by friendly faces is such a nice start to any event. Also impressed that Steve and Tamsyn hung on long enough by the Tower of London to see me running back – another very welcome sight.

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Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 473
21st April 2018

This week 151 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Killian GALLAGHER-MUNDY • Martin LLOYD • Annette HELLIWELL • Sally O'REGAN • Paul David COOPER • John CAZABON • Claire PHILLIPS • Terry WHITTLESEA • Kirsty COTTON • Andrew MCGOVERN • Thomas PHILLIPS • Grace CHARLEY • Jenny MAC DONNELL • Lindsey TANNER

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 5,165 participants have completed 46,184 parkruns covering a total distance of 230,920 km, including 6,956 new Personal Bests.