Roundshaw 337 –parkrun Everywhere
By Nikki & Tim
I notice we have a smart new profile picture on our home page10,50,100,250 & of course the new volunteer 25 shirt, very nice, speaking of whom, big thanks to;
David ALDERSON • Eileen LEONARD • Helen ELDERFIELD • Joe VICTOR • Lorraine TURNER • Michael John Richard HIGGINS • Mick TURNER • Neil REISSLAND • Rosemary HILLIER • Sally O'REGAN • Simon DAILY • Tanya HERSEY • Toby SHEARLOCK • Tony GALLAGHER
Neither of us where with you this week so we have information drawn from the results, and elsewhere to build up a report. Report writer is an easy role to do and means you can still run. It’s nice to have a different perspective each week. So if you fancy it, just email into the office
Brand new to Roundshaw this week were;
Favien Daburn, Laura Devereux, Robyn and Ashleigh Sillitto, Pawel Wojtus, & Yuko Kan. Well done for not giving up and making it to your first parkrun. It does get easier and you will get quicker if you give it a go. Now you have a time, you have something to beat.
Michael Ferguson (1 run Bexley before in February – so next run will be in June at a new parkrun?).
Only the one visitor this week, Ethan Wood (Nonsuch). Seems a lot of our regulars were off visiting themselves. Nice to see Ercole back with us this week, welcome home Ercole. Anyone go anywhere exciting?
Seems we have been missing one of our most regular parkrunners at Roundshaw!! For the last two weeks we have not seen Karen C. I must admit, I did panic when I didn’t see her in the results last week but found out she was at a Badminton match and then a DNS (did not start) this week as she was off on a plane to Dublin ready for the Dublin marathon. We all know you do not book flights on a parkrun day. Well done on the 9 mins PB Karen.
A decent few; Shaun Cooke, Peter Johnson, David Turner, Emma Salih, Henry Mulholland, Robert Dale, Michelle Klein, Alsex Bastello-Kennedy, Polly Deal, Molly Elliston, Tony Hall, but clearly the ‘sweet spot’ positions 43-46, Adam Cady, Frances Gibson, Jules Williams, & Esther Straghan,
We did very well for those this week Adam Cady (10), Joanna lynch (50), Sheila Daly (50), Antony Constantinou (100) – Mark says he did not know Antony was going to do this (or he’d have been there) and did wonder if Antony had even kept track!
My 250th is getting very close now, only 8 more parkruns to go. But with the party season ahead and my famous line of, ‘I am only going for one!!’ turned to still there at closing time, it could be the New Year before I achieve this. Hey ho, it happens when it does.
Nearly an 80% age grading for our first finisher this week which is really good going. With Anthony in 3rd almost at 78% so not far off an 80% age grading.
I had a full weekend of running this week, and everywhere I went there was parkrun, starting with the People’s Run to Remember a 5k in Battersea Park, where I not only saw Collingwood runner Karen W but also met the Great Nottley event director.
At Bromley parkrun on Saturday I saw Dave Allison who we’d been to Poland with to parkrun, and Gillian Anderson (who I’d seen at Malling parkrun and other places) came up to ask was Matthew running (rest week for him). We were there to visit Steph Ware, a Roundshaw runner who has set up New Creation Church Runners, and were also joined by Andy Crossley a former Roundshaw regular who now runs at Lloyd. I saw other familiar faces in the crowd as well.
Saturday afternoon was a trip out with my family (all parkrunners) and the evening was people round for dinner (one parkrunner, one parkrun volunteer).
Sunday morning brought the first Dave Denton Ron Hill Classic at Oxshott with too many Roundshaw regulars there to mention individually (but I’ll say thanks to Rupert Quested for the lifts), on top of which I saw one of the Nonsuch run directors. At the start a gentleman came over to me, “Hello I’m Peter, didn’t we run Brockwell parkrun together?” and we had.
Church in between also meant discussing the previous day’s parkrun with runners who’d done Roundshaw and Nonsuch.
The afternoon brought a mini Duathalon (1 mile run, 2 bike, mile run), which was sadly ill attended for a free event (contact Tim for more details there are March and June events) but those who were there were often Lloyd parkunners.
I was at Rutland Water parkrun which is a lovely out and back parkrun, although it is more a lollipop shape. You run through a lot of sheep poo where the course runs through fields of sheep’s. The view I believe is stunning and we could just about see it through the low clouds and rain. It was a surprise to see so few parkrun faces whilst on tour but my dad and uncle did bump into a few parkrunners from their recent Poland trip.
parkrun, it really does get everywhere!