Wimbledon Common Parkrun Report – Event 406 – 11 October 2014

Aspiring David Baileys wanted…
One of the very popular – and useful - features of parkrun is the photographs. People like to look at them for many reasons: for example, to remind themselves of the run, to see what they look like running – speaking personally it can be a shock ! – and, for the competitive minded, to see who was around them and how far behind or in front they were, especially on lap 1. Resort has also been had to photographs on rare occasion to check placing/timing, when timer issues have occurred, and then they can come in very handy.

Peter Brunnen, who has done and does a sterling and largely unsung job as our main photographer for years, often despite physical adversity, tells me that we are running out of volunteers in this department. Having done it myself, I know it is good fun and it does not involve anything technical. Peter is therefore hoping that some new blood will step into the breach, otherwise we are going to find ourselves running without any visual record. Peter asks me to stress that all that is asked is that the volunteer takes the photos and then sends them to him; the nightmare of negotiating flickr and uploading the photos (my words not Peter’s) which takes huge amounts of time and patience will be done – very kindly - by Peter. So please consider volunteering as photographer.

Returning to the actual event, the onset of autumn - well it is October - continued. Downpours aplenty during the week leading up to the run. But to the many connoisseurs of Wimbledon parkrun amongst us, the course proved surprisingly friendly still. A few puddles but no real mud, generally just rather dampened and spongy soil and path, actually very nice to run on. So in many ways good running conditions, but the humidity still felt for some at any rate sub-tropically sweat-inducing, as it has done for much of the last few weeks.

Although the start of the cross-country season and the Budapest marathon took its toll of runners (although some hardy souls – an initial clue – did both parkrun and the cross country) and possibly some were put off by the weather, there were still a healthy 328 runners, with a good proportion - 23 - of first timers.

Looking first at the men, James Neave of Clapham Chasers, pictured below, was first to finish in 17:21, followed by Matt Gallagher in 17;45 and Joe Philips, on his first time at Wimbledon, third in 19:02.

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First lady over the line was Lucy Woolhouse, also pictured below, who was also the best age grade performer on the day by some distance, in 20:48, followed by Bronte Somes in 22:40 and, a whisker further back, Rebecca Le Grange in 22:43.

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In the Age Grade stakes, Lucy Woolhouse as noted above was first with a magnificent 82.61%, followed by Anni Struthers in 78.45% and Dieter Schiegel with 77.75%, very good runs by all of them.

Notable new PBs included Louise Beal in 29:09 on her 54th parkrun. Louise has done most of her parkruns at the “faster” Bushy parkrun and comfortably beat her best time there; well done. Well dones also to juniors Morgan Wroe – who has done all his parkruns here - and Oliver Beal on PBs on their 12 and 18th parkruns respectively.

Men's podium placings:
James Neave (VM35-39) of Clapham Chasers RC, was first over the line in 17:31 for the third time in 5 appearances.
Matt Gallagher (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:45 – he has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Joe Phillips (SM20-24) of Newport & District RC, was third over the line in 19:02.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Charles Hampden-Smith (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 10673 pts.
Joe Busa (Unattached) 10101 pts.
Nick McKay (Wimbledon Windmilers) 9782 pts.

Women's podium placings:
Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) (Unattached) was first (29th overall) over the line in 20:48 for the 21st time in 174 appearances.
Bronte Somes (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (61st overall) over the line in 22:40.
Rebecca Le Grange (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (63rd overall) over the line in 22:43.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lisa Margaret Thomas (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 10456 pts.
Lucy Woolhouse (Unattached) 10161 pts.
Natasha Hampden-Smith (Merton mini-marathon trial) 8833 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) was graded 82.61% for the time 20:48 (29th overall).
Anni Struthers (VW65-69) was graded 78.45% for the time 27:55 (221st overall).
Dieter Schlegel (VM55-59) was graded 77.75% for the time 20:27 (20th overall).

This week there were 328 runners, of whom 38 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,205 different runners, including participants from 479 athletics clubs, have completed 80,194 runs covering a total distance of 400,970 km, and there have been 14,860 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Justina Heslop who ran in a time of 00:16:33 on 2012-03-17 (event number 271).
The men's record is held by Chris Parr who ran in a time of 00:15:04 on 2011-04-23 (event number 224).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane Davies who recorded a 92.99% run (21:24) on 29th January 2011 (event number 212).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimbledon Common parkrun Results Page.

 

 Ten years that shook the world

 

Wimbledon Common parkrun weekly report: event number 405, October 4 2014

‘She woke before the sun. She heard the still

Small sounds which whisper when the night is gone

Though all the curtains of her room were drawn,

She saw the gray light creep across the sill.

This was her day. How would it help fulfil

Her destiny? She looked out at the dawn,

Stepping across the velvet of the lawn,

She saw the purple of a distant hill.

In cloak and slippers, she glided through the halls

Softly – she would disturb none still asleep –

Then looked through maple branches to the sky;

Her small heart beating against its delicate walls,

The marvel of ten years too much to keep.

“What is this lovely world, and who am I?”’

 

Yes, parkrun is ten, and what is it? It’s a question worth asking as this strange and compelling thing we have moves into its second decade. It’s certainly very different from when it started: 13 lucky souls ran the first parkrun in Bushy Park, then known as the Bushy Park Time Trial, and they were all back at the original venue last Saturday to celebrate this birthday – among 1,705 finishers (including, it has to be said, many Wimbledon Common regulars – for shame; oh, very well, we forgive you).

ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIVE!! It’s hard to comprehend how and why this very simple idea has caught the imaginations of so many people, but there’s no doubting that it’s one of the most important sporting phenomena of the early 21st century.

But is sporting the right word? After all, that implies a level of competition, and parkrun prides itself on being a run, nothing more, nothing less, with each runner as important as those in front and those behind. Perhaps a leisure phenomenon would be better. Or fitness. A fitness phenomenon?

This writer is going to go for a word that’s way out of fashion in our self-interested times: it’s an exercise (look what I’ve done there) in solidarity. Organised almost entirely by fluid, ever-changing groups of willing volunteers, this is about people taking charge of something in their lives, however minor, in collaboration with others. Their contribution might simply be to be part of it. They might turn up week in, week out an hour early to help set up their event, run, then stay on to take things down. They might volunteer, say, three times a year to rack up their 100 or 300 points and to feel better than they would if they didn’t. They might, ahem, sit in front of a computer late at night wondering what an earth there is new to write about several hundred people scampering around a patch of grass or tarmac. They might be involved in any number of ways.

Most of all it brings together people of both genders, all ages, many races, myriad nationalities, different social classes, with and without disabilities, and of widely differing ability as runners – all accepted, no one turned away or considered too slow to get a finishing token and a time.

Many plaudits have gone, rightly, to the founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, without whom etc – but, hey, look what WE’VE done. Sure, it’s not always perfect – witness the occasional timing glitch, the disappearing tokens, the thankfully few and far between serious illnesses or injuries – but every week a vast number of events occur around the world almost without a hitch, thanks to people who want no slap on the back, no payment, no glare of publicity, just the knowledge that it happened and that others reaped the benefits. More power to its metaphorical elbow, and may there be another ten years, and another, and another, until the world is a sea of parkrun 1,000-run T-shirts…

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This week’s first finisher at Wimbledon Common was Richard Gregory (SM30-34, pictured) of Ranelagh Harriers, in a time of 16:16 – his first first in three appearances. Next was Nick Gould (SM30-34) of Thames Hare & Hounds in 17:32 – Nick has been first to finish on nine previous occasions. And a step behind on the invisible podium was Tom Conlon (VM50-54) of Herne Hill Harriers, fourth overall in 17:36.

Despite deserting us this week for cheap glory at Bushy, Charles Hampden-Smith of Hercules Wimbledon maintains his lead in the men’s points competition with 10,385 points. Joe Busa (unattached) has pushed his way up to second with 9,841 points, helped by the fact that Nick McKay (Wimbledon Windmilers) also chose to be a mere face in the crowd at Bushy and didn’t add to his 9,782 points, now good enough only for third place.

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The unattached, clubwise, Louise Wiker (VW35-39, pictured) was first woman to finish, a fantastic third overall, in 17:36 – her fourth first placing in five appearances here. Clubless, but definitely clubbable, Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) was second (38th overall) in 20:35 – the Wonder of Woolhouse has been first to finish on 20 previous occasions. Hercules Wimbledon’s Alison Purnell (VW50-54) was third (61st overall) in 21:32.

Lisa Margaret Thomas of Hercules Wimbledon, another Bushy deserter, nevertheless retains an imposing lead at the top of the women’s points compy, with 10,166 points. Lucy, the Wizard of Woolhouse (unattached) is in second with 9,861 points. And Briarna Clifford (unattached) is third with 8,674 pts.

The best age grade scores were recorded by: Tom Conlon (VM50-54), with 85.89% for the time 17:36 (4th overall); Louise Wiker (VW35-39), with 84.94% for the time 17:36 (third overall); and Sandy Pfeifer (VM50-54), with 83.62% for the time 18:13 (8th overall).

This week, the redoubtable Colin Harris notched up his 349th parkrun, most of them here. Phil Tosh is now just six away from 250, the latest so far for which there is a T-shirt. Jayne Pooley needs to finish two more parkruns to notch up 200; and Peter Bodley-Scott, who evidently has a phobia about large crowds of people, chose not to be at his usual Bushy Park this auspicious week, appearing for the first time at our slightly smaller event to rack up his 197th parkrun in toto. Well done to Jonathan D White and Stephen Johnson, who both finished their 100th parkruns on Saturday. T-shirts will no doubt be with you in about six months. Two people completed their 50th parkruns with us on Saturday: congratulations to Dom Evans and Lily Waldeck-Evans. And a junior 10-run T-shirt was earned by Toby Ward.

Most PBs this week were racked up by people with only a few runs to their names, not that they don’t count of course. Well done to Suzanne Carr, with a PB of 27:52 on her 133rd run – mind you, it was only her fourth at Wimbledon Common. Zachary Purnell, who holds the course record at Wimbledon Park Junior parkrun, smashed his 5k PB with a remarkable 19:16 – not only was it his first run under 20 minutes here, it was the first time he’d gone under 22 minutes. Have you been holding back for the juniors, mate? Great work.

And it finally happened for young Isabelle Busa: a sub-22-minute time, with 21:56, an improvement of seven seconds – but seven seconds that smashed that psychological barrier. Sarah Goodwin is also edging towards that mark, her 22:14 a 19-second improvement. Well done both. Sorry I can’t mention everyone, but there were 69 PBs, which is fantastic.

This week there were 373 runners, of whom 46 were first timers. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.

Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,167 different runners, including participants from 476 athletics clubs, have completed 79,866 runs covering a total distance of 399,330 km, and there have been 14,816 new PBs.

The women's record is held by Justina Heslop, who ran in a time of 16:33 on 17 March 2012 (event number 271). The men's record is held by Chris Parr, who ran in a time of 15:04 on 23 April 2011 (event number 224).

The age grade course record is held by Jane Davies, who recorded 92.99% for the time of 21:24 on 29 January 2011 (event number 212).

The full results for last Saturday and a complete event history can be found on the Wimbledon Common parkrun Results Page.

 

Wimbledon Common parkrun weekly report: event number 404 September 27 2014

 

First timers at Wimbledon Common

 

Welcome to the 16 runners trying out Wimbledon Common for the first time and a double welcome to the 19 who were taking part in their first ever parkrun. With no more than a few small puddles to navigate, the course was in pretty good shape, as a 24% PB rate would seem to confirm. A quirk of parkrun is that they are all different, yet all the same. Is it, as Brooklands used to boast, ‘The Right Crowd and No Crowding’? (Brooklands opened in 1907 and was the first purpose-built motor-racing circuit in the world.)

Well we certainly had a good crowd this week, with some notably fine runs up and down the field. Well done regular best age-grade scorers Lucy Woolhouse and Sandy Pfeifer, and especially Lesley Bowcott, an inspirational lady who ran an excellent 27.16, scoring 81.66%.

For those at the sharp end with younger lungs and legs, the first three to greet Pete were impressively all under 17 minutes: Alexander Robinson (pictured) 16:22, Chris Whitcombe 16:23, Edward Catmur 16:40, and all achieving PBs. This doesn’t happen every Saturday. For good measure, fourth man Matt McDaniel came home in 17.01, also a PB.
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First lady home was Newbury AC’s impressive Charlotte Clover (pictured chasing Simon Woodley) in 20:03, followed by Lucy Woolhouse 20:15, and Bronwyn Mayo 20:25, a PB.
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T-shirts on the line

The following unclaimed T-shirts will be on the washing-line at the next event, so if you’d like to have your shirt presented, please bring it over to the bench. 10: Bailey O'Leary, Emma Clare O'Callaghan, Henry Pope, Neil Arora. 50: Christian Campain, Gavin Berry, Mark Delaney, Clive Scammell, Angharad Callaghan, Steve Tallis, Clive Davies, Jonathan Barnett. 100: Gerard Strahan. Be prepared to applaud JM11-14 runner Finn Snow who needs just one more run to claim his 50 shirt.

Summer sails 

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Most of us have passed the Windmill countless times, but have you looked inside? At the recent Open Weekend, while others were busy in the cafe putting the world to rights, I took a tour and can thoroughly recommend it. The Windmill is a fascinating part of Wimbledon’s history and the story of how it worked, and provided for local people, is well exhibited. When the Windmill ceased working in 1864, it became living accommodation for six families. A typical room has been recreated where you can listen to an interesting account of life in the Windmill at that time. Baden Powell wrote Scouting For Boys here, and for woggle enthusiasts there’s a display-case full of Scouting and Guiding memorabilia.

Footnote 

This report is coming to you from Sunny Spain where I spotted a familiar parkrunner sporting some snazzy new shoes.
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Facts and Figures 

Three top men Alexander Robinson (SM20-24) Hercules Wimbledon AC 16:22, Chris Whitcombe (SM30-34) 16.35, Edward Catmur (SM30-34) Thames Hare & Hounds 16:40

Three top women Charlotte Clover (JW15-17) Newbury AC 20:03, Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) 20:15, Bronwyn Mayo (SW30-34) Wimbledon Windmilers 20:25

Best Age-Grade scores

Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) 84.86%, Sandy Pfeifer (VM50-54) Wimbledon Windmilers 84.16%, Lesley Bowcott (VW70-74) Wimbledon Windmilers 81.66%

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition Charles Hampden-Smith 10,385, Nick McKay 9,782, Joe Busa 9,645

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition Lisa Margaret Thomas 10,166, Lucy Woolhouse 9,562, Briarna Clifford 8,674

This week there were 339 runners, of whom 35 were first timers and 82 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part

Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,121 different runners, including participants from 475 athletics clubs, have completed 79,493 runs covering a total distance of 397,465 km, and there have been 14,747 new Personal Bests

The men's record is held by Chris Parr 15:04 (23.4.11) The women's record is held by Justina Heslop 16:33 (17.3.12)

The Age-Grade course record is held by Jane Davies 92.99% (29.1.11)

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimbledon Common parkrun Results Page

 

Wimbledon Common parkrun Event number 403 20th September 2014

An Indian Summer And A Special Birthday

 

Whenever people start to bandy around the expression an “Indian Summer” it usually means that we have endured a hopelessly poor English one and are desperately in need of some late sunshine to cling to and relish before the Winter weather sets in. Not so this year, in fact I am delighted to be able to say that we have had a wonderful season fit for barbecuing, swimming, picnicking and of course parkruning. Our late splash of good weather is a welcome added bonus and although the leaves on the trees are developing their Autumn hues of russets and golds, the conkers are scattered all along parkside and already the leaves have begun to carpet our many paths and trails – still we have a parkrun course that bares all the hallmarks to yield some speedy times and possible P.Bs and on Saturday, conditions seemed optimum, just ask Matt Gallagher and Amy Aronson, who took 1st place man and lady respectively at the weekend.

Special congratulations should be sent to Matthew Ineson who recorded a PB on his 100th parkrun. Other notable PBs on the day were achieved by Daniel Bratton on his 82nd parkrun and Gary Forde on his 58th. Well done to our Volunteer co-ordinator vice captain Kylie Corso on running her 50th parkrun, also to Alison Purnell and Stephen MaCnamara who also notched up their half centuries on Saturday.

This balmy/barmy (depending on whose table you sit at) theme continued while sitting outside the cafe for the usual post run refreshments. Young James Collins was in tip-tip form as he darted between tables with a very precariously balanced strawberry ice-cream, it's jaunty angle had me convinced that poor James's Saturday morning treat would be very short lived but thanks to a few moments of diligent licking, he managed to save the day though possibly not his outfit – oops – the washing machine may be calling Claire.

Another youngster enjoying her Saturday morning treat was birthday queen Jayne Pooley. Anyone who knows Jayne will testify to the fact that she is very fond of the odd post run slice of cake, so she found herself in 7th heaven when Sophie Toomey and Charles Lawrie presented her with a fabulous chocolate creation. This was followed by a rendition of Happy Birthday so rousing that we sang it twice, led in the main by Barney Higgins who having celebrated his own 3rd birthday the previous weekend, was very well versed in both tune and lyrics.

Jayne's celebrations will continue on through the week when at some point she will be whisked away to a mysterious destination where I am told she will need her passport to visit – earlier in the week we thought she may be heading to Scotland but is seems less likely after last Thursdays election. She will of course be accompanied by Richard “Tricky” Hurrell so it would seem that the old adage remains true, they are in fact “Better Together!”

This weeks stats.....

Men's placings: Matt Gallagher was first over the line in 16:59 - third time in 42 appearances. James Neave of Clapham Chasers RC, was second in 17:37, he has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions. James Moorcroft of Hercules Wimbledon AC, was in third place in 18:29, he has first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Charles Hampden-Smith is in the lead on 10128 points, in second place is Nick McKay on 9782 points and in third place is Joe Busa with 9396 points.

Women's placings: Amy Aronson of Hercules Wimbledon AC, was first (5th overall) in 18:46 - third time in 6 appearances. Elizabeth Lopez was second (6th overall), in 19:06. Linda Lascelles of Maiden Newton Runners, was third (21st overall) in a time of 19:54.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Lisa Thomas leads the way on 10166 points, in second is Lucy Woolhouse with 9263 points and in third place is Briarna Clifford with 8410 points.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Linda Lascelles (VW50-54) was graded 84.25% for the time 19:54 (21st overall). Lisa Thomas (VW45-49) was graded 83.18% for the time 19:55 (22nd overall). Lesley Bowcott (VW70-74) was graded 81.31% for the time 27:23 (191st overall).

This week there were 330 runners, of whom 35 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different athletics clubs took part.

Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,086 different runners, including participants from 471 athletics clubs, have completed 79,154 runs covering a total distance of 395,770 km, and there have been 14,664 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Justina Heslop who ran in a time of 00:16:33 on 2012-03-17 (event number 271). The men's record is held by Chris Parr who ran in a time of 00:15:04 on 2011-04-23 (event number 224). The Age Grade course record is held by Jane Davies who recorded a 92.99% run (21:24) on 29th January 2011 (event number 212).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimbledon Common parkrun Results Page.

 

Wimbledon Common parkrun Weekly Report – Event No.402 – 13 September 2014

A record turnout and PBs aplenty

 

I’m writing this report while watching The Great British Bake Off, so I’ll apologise in advance for the high cheese content. The last few years have torte me a few things about the ingredients for the perfect parkbun. To avoid a half-baked performance you’ll knead to rise to the occasion, but the recipe for success is quite simple:

  1. Pre-heat by running, walking or cycling to the Common (this also has the added benefit of relieving pressure on the car park).
  2. As long as you’re wearing the right choux you’ll have muffin to worry about.
  3. Use your loaf and avoid the puddle-runners if you donut want to get a soggy bottom.
  4. Leave to rest momentarily if you’re feeling out of puff (pastry).
  5. Skip step 4 if you’ve got something to prove, or you’ll be well beaten and it’ll all end in tiers.
  6. Pass through the finishing funnel, add water and leave to cool.
  7. A personal best will be the icing on the cake.

Right, I promise that’s enough baking puns, even though this week’s second-placed runner – S.Crummy – sounds rather tasty!

 

This week there were 420 runners, of whom 59 were first timers. This is a record attendance for Wimbledon Common parkrun, with many runners no doubt attracted by the cooler temperatures and the puddle-free course. Conditions were so good that a whopping 93 runners (more than one in every five) recorded new personal bests. This has to be a record in itself! At the top of the field, the first four men all achieved PBs and 50% of the first 20 runners to cross the line did so in record times.

 

First over the line in a time of 17:03 was Stephen Hurley (SM30-34; pictured) of Wimbledon Windmilers, his first win in two appearances (having come second on his first outing). Another newcomer to parkrun, Sean Crummy (SM20-24) of Hercules Wimbledon AC, was second over the line in 17:26 on his fourth run. Relative veteran, Tom Conlon (VM50-54) of Herne Hill Harriers, was third over the line in 17:29, his third podium finish in 42 runs at Wimbledon Common.

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While these performances are to be celebrated, PBs recorded after a large number of runs are harder to achieve, so special mention goes to the following. Rob Clifford after 88 runs, Steven Tallis after 65 runs, Stephen Johnson on his 99th run (will he be able to top this for the Big 100?) and Adam Fenton on run number 155. And it wasn’t just the adults who did well this week; a number of youngsters who have run 10 or more parkruns also achieved PBs. Well done to Ariana Watkins, Rufus Shaljean, Lara Brown and Ravi Franzini in the 11-14 age group; and Millie Good, Christopher Cull and Charles Davis for the 10 and unders. I had a feeling that Christopher was on for a PB this week when he zoomed past me on the second lap, leaving dad Steven to play catch-up.

 

Claire Grima (VW35-39) of Hercules Wimbledon AC, also celebrated her 50th run with a PB. Although she has been first to finish on 32 previous occasions, her PB wasn’t quite enough to secure a win this week. In a hotly contested women’s race (pictured), Hayley Munn (SW20-24) of Kettering Town Harriers, was first over the line (7th overall) in 18:01. This is Hayley’s third win in as many appearances. Claire crossed the line just one second later (18:02) in 8th place overall. Amy Aronson (SW30-34) of Hercules Wimbledon AC, completed the trio of speedy ladies, crossing the line in third place (16th overall) in a time of 18:49. Amy has been first to finish on two previous occasions.

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Special mention also goes to those who ran milestone runs, earning themselves a nice new t-shirt: young runner Arun Franzini qualified for the 10 Club; Jonathan Nugent, Gavin Doig and Allen Pocock joined Claire Grima on 50 runs; and Laura Hruska, Catherine Coleman and Tessa Lovell ran their 100th runs.

 

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

  • Charles Hampden-Smith (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 9836 pts.
  • Nick McKay (Wimbledon Windmilers) 9782 pts.
  • Joe Busa (unattached) 9135 pts.

And in the Women's competition:

  • Lisa Thomas (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 9869 pts.
  • Lucy Woolhouse (Unattached) 8963 pts.
  • Natasha Hampden-Smith (Merton mini-marathon trial) 8324 pts.

 

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

  • Tom Conlon (VM50-54) was graded 86.46% for the time 17:29 (third overall).
  • Lisa Thomas (VW45-49) was graded 83.74% for the time 19:47 (34th overall).
  • Claire Grima (VW35-39) was graded 83.46% for the time 18:02 (8th overall).

 

Another great set of photos this week, including these three obviously enjoying themselves (or enjoying finishing, at least). The full set, as always, is available on Flickr via http://www.parkrun.org.uk/wimbledon/photos/
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Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,051 different runners, including participants from 466 athletics clubs, have completed 78,824 runs covering a total distance of 394,120 km, and there have been 14,612 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Justina Heslop who ran in a time of 00:16:33 on 2012-03-17 (event number 271).
The men's record is held by Chris Parr who ran in a time of 00:15:04 on 2011-04-23 (event number 224).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jane Davies who recorded a 92.99% run (21:24) on 29th January 2011 (event number 212).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Wimbledon Common parkrun Results Page.

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