by Tracy Orchard
Well, that was refreshing! It was a battle with the wind today and conditions were muddy and slippery in parts. However, that said, Spring has sprung on Roundshaw Downs, and the beautiful blossom is starting to come out.
Did I mention the wind?! Extremely well done to the seven runners who managed a pb, even running against the elements.
Congratulations to Jeremy Harris and to Claire Saunders on your 50th parkruns and to Ryan Saunders and Eloise Lachicoree on your Junior 10 milestones.
Also to Eileen Leonard who ran her unofficial but significant 200th parkrun (186 of those here at Roundshaw).
We welcomed 20 runners to Roundshaw Downs for the first time, and tourists were a plenty, coming from varying parts of the country including Clapham, Telford, and Liverpool. Pictured are Jo Brooks from Rickmansworth and Dave Thomas from Oak Hill, and Jo’s puppy Poppy running parkrun for the very first time! We hope you all enjoyed the course.
Who knew (I learn something new every week at Roundshaw!) that once you have completed more than 20 different parkrun events in the UK your name is added to
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/results/mostevents/ and through an unofficial facebook group you can purchase a ‘cow cowl’ to help like minded tourists identify each other? A way to go for me, but I’m working on it!
Happy birthday to Norman! What a great way to start your birthday, running 5K round Roundshaw Downs…. in the wind….
Well done to all who participated at Roundshaw Downs parkrun this week. It’s a tough course, so be proud!
Many thanks to all our volunteers today and every week. We love you and appreciate what you do.
Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 522
16th March 2019
This week 161 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Tony GALLAGHER • Nick WHITE • Martin LLOYD • Nicola MILES • Mick TURNER • Tim GRAY • Michael John Richard HIGGINS • Ken WRIGHT • Tracy ORCHARD • Sarah BYRNE • Harriet NORTH • Jack BYLES • Marie GRAY • Yasin IQBAL • Helen HOPKINS • Ryan MCCARTHY • Nicholas TANNER • Megan THOMAS
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 5,865 participants have completed 53,611 parkruns covering a total distance of 268,055 km, including 7,813 new Personal Bests. A total of 532 individuals have volunteered 6,274 times.