Roundshaw Downs 514
By Tim Gray (Chiltern Church Runners and Collingwood AC)
Let’s start with the stats, and some bonus bits.
Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 514
19th January 2019
This week 150 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
First Timers were;
|Leo ROSE||Holy Trinity Church Wallington|
Rory got first finisher – not bad on debut. Leo was out for the International (virtual) inter Church mob match – no results yet, but lots of participants including some in the USA (Karen Chart), Australia (Rupert Quested) and Finland!
|Liz SMALL||100 Marathon Club||St Albans/Crystal Palace|
|Lindsay FARQUHAR||.||Bath Skyline|
|Jeff HEAVER||.||Reigate Priory|
|Sophia SACHEDINA||Striders of Croydon AC||Lloyd/Tourist|
Richard has the elusive Morden Hall parkrun on his events list (only ever run once – so an exclusive club), and John Jones is the wrong spelling for the Martian Manhunter so probably not (but he can shapeshift, so who knows?).
Personal Bests were;
|Christine O'HARA||3 mins +|
|Will TAYLOR||About 1 min|
|Anatoly KUPRIYANOV||2 weeks in a row|
|Harvey REID||Over 1 min|
|Warren MILLER||About 4 mins in 6 runs|
|Rianna BRIGGS||About 2 mins|
|Chris MANDERS||About 4 mins in 5 runs|
|Josh MCDONALD||After a 2 year gap from us|
|Maj VARUN||Now 7 mins faster than her start in Summer 2017|
|Scott WORSFOLD||4 seconds after 2 years - Fab|
|Ewen ROSE||3 mins faster than 2016 debut|
|Angela LIU||4.5 mins faster than December 2018 debut|
|Michelle KLEIN||3.5 mins faster than 2015 debut||Striders of Croydon AC|
|Andrew James Lawrence MCDONALD||Over 5 mins faster than 2010 debut with us|
Some amazing stories there folks – well done to you all.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Tony GALLAGHER • Nick WHITE • Tim GRAY • Annette HELLIWELL • Pat WALSH • Bob CHART • Des KEOGH • Mary KEOGH • Michael John Richard HIGGINS • Jack BYLES • Sheila DAILY • Toby SHEARLOCK • Ryan MCCARTHY • Eloise ADAMS
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 5,740 participants have completed 52,395 parkruns covering a total distance of 261,975 km, including 7,721 new Personal Bests. A total of 523 individuals have volunteered 6,131 times.
Accidental Pacers this week with dead on 00 times were;
John Cazabon 23.00
Jonathan Sharrock and Jenny Mac Donnell at 27.00
Lindsay Farquar 45.00
A familiar most experienced runner to us, the lovely Maria Lawrence with 438 runs – looks like 500 in 2020 then.
No milestones this week, not one, nil, nada – but you were out there running, and that’s what counts.
Over 5 million 3 hundred thousand people have registered with parkrun now, and 2 million of those have never run.
If you make it to 50 runs – there’s about 180, 000 of us there and up, 100+ is a bit under 66,000, 250+ is a bit over 4,500 – and unlike a pb number of runs can be improved just by coming.
If you are new at the moment – just keep coming, stick at it, and enjoy the community and the activity. Also maybe volunteer a bit, because that’s fun as well!