The first three home all ran PBs and that set the tone for the field. The sun had appeared first thing, but was now hidden behind clouds keeping the temperature perfect and, with the ground dry and little wind, conditions were excellent. In total 36 of the 180 runners improved their time.
Particular congratulations to Ashley Pate, David Alderson and Tamsyn Down who all have many runs at Roundshaw, so quite an achievement to run PBs.
Chibuzor Madu, Jared Webb Plater, Megan Thomas, Vicki Kovacs and Kathrine Hand have all taken advantage of the good conditions over the last three weeks and completed a hat trick of PBs today.
A number of runners made serious dents into their times with Kathleen Mooney, Alan Jaye, Samuel Garlick, Simon Daily, Anne-Marie Lam, and Annette Liles all taking more than a minute off their PB – though Stephanie Garlick, Calin Bradley and Edward Hopkins did even better taking 2, 3 and 4 minutes off respectively. These achievements were all dwarfed by the 7 minute improvement by Tony Shales on his second ever parkrun though!
Two runners gained a T-shirt (when stocks are available): Dawn Stelling for her 50th run and Fleur Norris for her 10th – and she ran a PB as well, so lots for her to celebrate today!
Three runners completed their first ever parkrun. We were also joined by six runners who had not run at Roundshaw before. I hope you enjoyed the downhill finish as much as I do and will come back again soon.
Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 476
12th May 2018
This week 180 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Stephen HEWETT • Colin COTTON • Kirsty COTTON • Mick TURNER • Tim GRAY • Annette HELLIWELL • Michael GEORGE • Michael John Richard HIGGINS • Helen ELDERFIELD • Michael OGUNNAIKE • Valerie HEWETT • Max STILLMAN • Toby SHEARLOCK • Patricia NORTON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Roundshaw Downs parkrun Results Page.