Nice day for a milestone…..

Nice day for a milestone…..

By Sue Gray, Chiltern Church Runners

Well the winter sun was trying its best this morning… but it was still a chilly start for all the parkrunners and volunteers. Gloves and trail shoes are now back on in force as Roundshaw becomes muddier underfoot…. Get ready for the winter folks!

There were some big milestones today. Chris Curtis did his 250th parkrun. Chris’ first one was in 2010 and he then began parkrunning more regularly in 2012. 244 of his runs have been at Roundshaw, with a couple of other local ones… and one in Trelissick (Truro). We appreciate your loyalty Chris! The “Congratulations on your 250 banner” was back; Chris wryly wonders what he’s been doing for the last few years… but was pleased with his achievement… so he should be!

Other milestones to mention were Des Keogh on 200, Helen Elderfield on 300 and Warren Robertson on a whopping 350. Congratulations to all of you… and thanks to everyone for the goodies afterwards.

Of course, parkrun isn’t just about the official (or even the unofficial) milestones…. Parkrun is full of different incentives; whether it’s doing your first one (congratulations to Sean TONKIN, Tom SWAFFIELD Stephen BROGAN Jude BROGAN Elizabeth BERKELEY Warren MILLER Lucia ROSE; many of whom I’m guessing by the times are not new to running!), getting that PB ( well done to Douglas MEAKIN, Rayyan HOSSENBUX, Emmanuel VICTOR, James HOGBEN, Graham ASHWELL, Andrew GREEN, Maria KENNEFICK, Graham ROCHE, Amber MARTINGELL, Molly BUCHAN, Joanne MURDOCH, Julia PEARCE, Rebecca GOLIGHTLY, David MURRAY, Katy JOHNSON, Rahul MENON, Yu Sheng HSU, Sally LANE, Liz EDWARDS, Sarah READ and Jessica READ) or any other personal challenge (Alla LUNN is aspiring to 50 runs before she’s 40 with at least one under 30 minutes). It may be about getting around in one piece (I like that one) or being able to justify a breakfast bap at Costa (I’m with you Patricia). Whatever it is that gets you out it seems to be working as we had 155 finishers today, at least a couple of single lappers, 3 dogs and a buggy… keep it up everyone!

It was fantastic to have some many volunteers today. It makes a huge difference to the run team to have so many involved so a big thank you to Robert ALLUM, Jack BYLES, Sarah BYRNE, Richard N CARTER, Sheila DAILY, Sue GRAY, Tim GRAY, Marie GRAY, Matthew GRAY, Rob HARRIS, Annette HELLIWELL, Michael John Richard HIGGINS, Riaz HOSSENBUX, Linda INGRAM, Martin LLOYD, Amber MURRAY, Daniel PRIDDLE, Andy SCHENDEL, Roger WELLS, Ken WRIGHT. It was lovely to have some extra Marshalls along the course; thanks for your encouragement everyone.

There was some lost property today; two barcodes were rescued by fellow runners and reunited with their owners (many thanks to those who stopped) a zip up jacket was also found, dropped near the start line… there was a muslin in the pocket so it may belong to the man with the buggy (although not necessarily of course!) if it’s yours then please do email the Roundshaw office.

And now for the stats

Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 503
17th November 2018

This week 155 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 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 5,584 participants have completed 50,722 parkruns covering a total distance of 253,610 km, including 7,585 new Personal Bests.