By Tony Gallagher
The 493rd running of this Roundshaw Downs event saw the usual impressive range of statistics. We had 14 folk participating in their first RD activity, 7 of who had never done a parkrun anywhere previously. A warm parkrun welcome to one and all. We established two of the 7 tourists came from Edinburgh and Leicester.
While we had several doing their first ever we had Maria Lawrence at the end of the range doing her 419th. A big milestone for parkrunnners is to reach their 100 event and we had two worthy participants this week so big congratulations to both Peter Searle and Mark Fleming. Age wise we had a span from under 10 year olds to over 70 year olds. There was a time range of 28 mins from first back to last back - excluding the volunteer tail walker.
Speaking of volunteers we had 14 volunteers on Saturday, without whom the event simply could not take place. Thanks to Richard Carter for taking, and uploading photos from Saturday which can be found by clicking on the photos link which is on top of the Roundshaw parkrun homepage. At the time of writing this report on Sunday we still need some marshals, a run report writer , and a pre-event set up person to volunteer for next Saturday.
We had some celebrate their 16th birthday yesterday: happy birthday to Tommy Payne who managed a PB on his special day.
We also had our usual span of people with dogs today but I don't know the range of breed :).
We had one finishing position number go missing at the end of the run: if you have do try and get it back to us as we need it. The number 95 is the AWOL offender. We did have a few late starters today but they managed to finish before the tail walker so got a time.
Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 493
8th September 2018
This week 149 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Richard N CARTER • Tony GALLAGHER • Annette HELLIWELL • Noel AITCHISON • Sean QUIRKE • Paul David COOPER • Mark CONSTANTINOU • Sarah MCCARTHY • Andrew MCGOVERN • Max STILLMAN • Sheila DAILY • Toby SHEARLOCK • Ellie WHITE • Nicholas 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 5,440 participants have completed 49,204 parkruns covering a total distance of 246,020 km, including 7,363 new Personal Bests.