Wimbledon Common parkrun weekly report: event number 415 December 13 2014

 

Santastic!

 

...and it didn’t rain, dear. Ho, ho, ho!

A lovely crisp and even day for our Christmas jolly produced 270 runners - and nearly as many mince pies! A lady in the café told me that seeing so many Santas on the Common had made her day. A good day it certainly was, with lashings of tasty morsels and some very welcome mulled wine. Thanks to all who provided the goodies and a big thank you to all who contributed to our annual whip-round. At the time of writing £738 had been collected. The target of £400 to buy a defibrillator was handsomely exceeded and the remainder will go to the Common Rangers. More 'stocking rattling' next parkrun.

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Festive fun above, and who knew Charles could sing? "Five Gold Rings..."

There was also a 5k run! Joyful and triumphant were the three wise Wimdmiler men who were first, second and third across the line. Well done Matt Gallagher 18:09, Nick McKay 18:34 and Sandy Pfeifer 18:57.

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Matt Gallagher, 1st man home, and top lady, Julia Donovan

Julia Donovan, also a Windmiler, was first lady home in 21:11 followed by hard-charging Lucy Woolhouse (unattached) 21:24 and Denise Barnett, another Windmiler 21:28, making it a clean sweep for the local club. A special mention and congratulations to Julia who received the Ultra Performance award for 2014 at the Windmiler’s annual prize giving. This year Julia has competed in several marathons, the legendary Marathon des Sables - a 156-miler across the Sahara Desert - as well as other ultra-marathons including the 130 mile Liverpool to Leeds, which she ran two weeks after a 50k race. Chapeau!

This week’s A* runners in the percentage game were: Lucy Woolhouse 81.39%, Sandy Pfeifer 80.39, Clare Sylvester 76.03%.   Welcome to the 16 running for the first time on Wimbledon Common and well done to the 16 who went home with a PB in the bag. Four runners need just one more run to qualify for a parkrun Club T-shirt. With nine runs completed: Saxon Sherwin, Ella Shaw and Jenny King, and well done Elena Simaitiene who has notched up 99 runs.

I leave you with a festive ditty

 

God rest ye merry, parkrunners
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, to be at the bench
Every Saturday
To save us all from duvet's power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
 
In Bushy Park, near Hampton
This blessed babe was born
And laid within a 5k course
Upon that blessed morn
To which the thirteen men of yore
Did nothing take in scorn
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
 
From our  wondrous leader
A blessed idea came;
And unto certain Common folk
Brought tidings of the same:
Now that in Wimbledon was born
A parkrun by that name
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
 
“Fear not then,” said the run director,
“Let nothing you affright,
It’s just two laps and to the trough
All laid with flour bright
To free all those who trust in him
From duvet's power and might.”
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
 
The Hercules at these tidings
Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their tracks and training grounds
For tempest, storm and wind:
Went to yon windmill straightaway
Windmilers there to find.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
 
And then they came from far and wide
Where our dear parkrun lay,
Hares and Hounds and Chasers and Harriers
Some running all the way;
And some with dogs and some with babes,
Into the mud to play.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
 
Now let us sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
An angel brings us coffee and cake
To sooth you after the chase
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy 

Happy Christmas!

 

Facts and Figures

Top three men: Matt Gallagher (VM35-39) of Wimbledon Windmilers, was first home in 18:09 - 4th time in 48 appearances, Nick McKay (VM35-39) of Wimbledon Windmilers, second in 18:34, Sandy Pfeifer (VM50-54) of Wimbledon Windmilers, third in 18:57

Men's annual points competition: Charles Hampden-Smith (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 12950, Nick McKay (Wimbledon Windmilers) 12121, Peter Alasdair Fergus COLLINS (Wimbledon Windmilers) 11805

Top three women: Julia Donovan (VW35-39) of Wimbledon Windmilers, was first home (21st overall) in 21:11 – 2nd time in 17 appearances, Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) (Unattached) second (25th overall) in 21:24 - has been first on 22 previous occasions, Denise Barnett (VW40-44) of Wimbledon Windmilers, third (27th overall) in 21:28 - has been first on 5 previous occasions

Women's annual points competition: Lisa Margaret Thomas (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 13138, Lucy Woolhouse (Unattached) 12843, Natasha Hampden-Smith (Merton mini-marathon trial) 10864

Best Age Grade scores: Lucy Woolhouse 81.39%, Sandy Pfeifer 80.39%, Clare Sylvester (Thames Hare & Hounds (VW50-54) 76.03% for the time 22:36 (43rd overall)

This week there were 270 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.  Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,482 different runners, including participants from 490 athletics clubs, have completed 82,913 runs covering a total distance of 414,565 km, and there have been 15,086 new Personal Bests

Wimbledon Common record-holding performers: Fastest women Justina Heslop 16:33 on 17.3.12 (event 271) Fastest man Chris Parr 15:04 on 23.4.11 (event 224) Age Grade record Jane Davies who recorded 92.99% on 29. 1.11 (event 212)

 

Wimbledon Common parkrun weekly report – Event 414 – 6 December 2014

 

Oh, what a beautiful mornin'!

Oh, what a beautiful day!

I've got a beautiful feelin'

Ev'rythin's goin' my way.

 

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This refrain seemed to capture the spirit of this week’s parkrun. The sun shone bright and Wimbledon Common glistened under a heavy frost. A few squidgy spots along Parkside to keep the mud-lovers happy, but otherwise the going was good. It must have been a bit nippy for the gallant volunteers who had to do some vigorous supporting to keep warm, but it was lovely for the runners. Even better when followed by a hot chocolate or spiced apple concoction in the café afterwards.

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Hopefully the weather bomb will have passed and conditions will be equally festive for this weekend’s event, which will be our annual Santa Run. After a full year of free running events, this is our opportunity to give something back to the local community. Please bring a small donation (a fiver per person would be great, but don’t let me hold you back if you’d like to give more), dig out your best red running togs and dress up as Santa, Mrs Claus, or anything festive that takes your fancy. We will have a few Santa hats available on the day if you want to borrow one. And as an added incentive, there will be mulled wine and mince pies aplenty after the run. In the past, the money raised has gone to local charities. This year, after a number of calls to the fabulous London Ambulance Service, we’re hoping to raise enough cash to purchase a defibrillator – this will be kept at the Rangers’ office, so will not only benefit parkrunners, but all other users of the Common too. We need to raise £400, which should be no problem given the number of runners that turn up each week.

 

A relatively small field this week – the lure of the duvet being too strong on such a chilly morning for some – but 231 runners enjoyed the lovely wintery conditions, of whom 21 were first timers.

 

Charlie Elliott (SM30-34; pictured) of Ful-On Tri, was first over the line in 17:15. This was Charlie’s first appearance at Wimbledon Common. Keith MacIntosh (VM40-44) of Wimbledon Windmilers, was hot on his heels, crossing the line in 17:22. Keith has run over 100 parkruns, 89 of those on Wimbledon Common and has been first to finish here on six previous occasions. Andy Weir (VM45-49) of Thames Hare & Hounds, was third over the line in 17:27 and has been first to finish on 13 previous occasions. Andy’s performance also gave him the best age grade score, with an impressive 82.52%. Also surpassing the 80% mark was Sandy Pfeifer (VM50-54), who was graded 81.39% for the time 18:43 (8th overall).

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Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:

  • Charles Hampden-Smith (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 12659 pts.
  • Nick McKay (Wimbledon Windmilers) 11822 pts.
  • Joe Busa (Unattached) 11589 pts.

 

A trio of regulars in the women’s race this week. First woman across the line was the ever-present Lisa Thomas (VW45-49; pictured left) of Hercules Wimbledon AC. Lisa was 29th overall, in a time of 20:35, bringing her tally of wins to 33! Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54; unattached; pictured centre) was second (37th overall) over the line and has been first to finish on 22 previous occasions. Lucy also clinched the best age grade score for the ladies, with 82.35% for the time 21:09. Sophie McKay (VW35-39; pictured right) of Wimbledon Windmilers, was third (66th overall) over the line in 22:55 and has been first to finish on seven previous occasions.

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Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:

  • Lisa Thomas (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 12846 pts.
  • Lucy Woolhouse (unattached) 12544 pts.
  • Natasha Hampden-Smith (Merton mini-marathon trial) 10617 pts.

 

This week, 24 runners recorded new personal bests. Two worthy of note after a substantial number of parkruns include Paul Abraham (85 runs at Wimbledon Common) and Alexander Abraham (52 runs here). Either PBs run (geddit?) in the Abraham family, or this is a spooky coincidence. Honourable mention also goes to Jan Levy, Cathy Devine and Jessica Ward, who each ran their 50th parkruns. Your red 50-club t-shirts won’t be here in time for the Santa run, but look out for them on the washing line in the new year. And last, but by no means least, Alastair Brown ran his 100th parkrun. Congratulations to all of you on these fabulous achievements.

 

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Gemma Brennan, Robert Fortes, Charles Hampden-Smith, Doug Laidler, Charles Lawrie, James May, Carol McCormack, Fiona McLaren, Pete Mulholland, Henry Osborne, Katrina Osborne, Jayne Pooley, Clive Scammell, Steve Shaw, Lisa Thomas, Chris Tinning, Anne Walker and David Watkins.

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Don’t forget to wear your Santa costume on Saturday and bring some cash for the defibrillator fund. If you want to get some practice in before the Santa run, this little game should get you in the festive spirit: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/fun-games/run-santa-run

 

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Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,466 different runners, including participants from 490 athletics clubs, have completed 82,643 runs covering a total distance of 413,215 km, and there have been 15,070 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 Report, Run 413, 29 November 2014

TREBLE TOP

This week saw a trio of major anniversaries. Nicola El Kadiri hit 300 runs, Peter Collins the Elder hit 250 and Lisa Thomas 200. Run director Charles Lawrie congratulated them in his inimitable way, but here is a little more about each of them – and many congratulations to all.

Nicola has become one of the characters without whom Wimbledon Parkrun would not be the same. Her laugh, if canned and sold, could probably make her millions. An unbelievably cheerful, indomitable and determined spirit, Nicola approaches her running in the same way and parkrun is lucky to have her attend it. Never afraid to speak her mind, Nicola is the only parkrunner at Wimbledon to have a feature named after them, Nicola’s Corner; this is due to her (to great general approval) telling off the odd person who was cutting the corner as you turn back onto Windmill Road. Nicola regularly volunteers officially – and unofficially helps much more. 300 is an amazing milestone.

Peter Collins has also become a parkrun fixture. The fact that he has notched up 250 runs in only 5 and a half years is some feat.  It is true he has occasional forays to other parkruns, but a full 240 of those 250 runs were here at Wimbledon.  Given holidays, some volunteering and the odd inevitable absence, that is quite something in that period of time. Peter is a very fine runner with a well appreciated sense of humour. He is a fellow scribe and in that capacity has certainly excelled. His reports are a delight to read, full of humour, anecdote and interest; certainly a Shakespeare of report writers. Not content with just being fleet of foot and report writing, Peter also frequently volunteers in other roles; he must be one of our best volunteers this year. Many thanks are due to him for his great support of parkrun.

Lisa Thomas began her career at parkrun around Christmas 2009 as a good runner. Possibly due to friendly competition with/inspiration from another hardy soul (a fairly heavy initial clue), in the last 18 months or two years, Lisa has become an exceptional runner, regularly being first lady – again this week -  and regularly being among the top three age graders – age grade being, as I always bang on about, the best assessment of running performance. Not only however is Lisa an exceptional runner, she volunteers virtually every week, doing the pre-event set up, including the – vital!- bunting which now stops the cutting of Nicola’s corner. A great runner and a great contributor to parkrun.

A marvellous picture of the trio, Nicola, Lisa and Peter with the celebratory balloons in background behind Charles Lawrie and celebratory cake to the fore:

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Before moving to this week’s run, an important announcement.  This year's Santa run is to be held on the 13th December. It’s the now usual drill - we're asking everyone to come dressed in red, preferably with Santa hats (we do have some spares) and – hopefully - to put a fiver in the bucket. This year we're trying to get a grant from the British Heart Foundation to acquire a defibrillator. We have to contribute £400 and they will provide the rest. It would be kept in the Rangers office and would therefore also be a community amenity, so it is a very good cause. Anyone familiar with one of the incidents at parkrun this year will know quite how “very good” that “good” cause is: a potential tragedy was averted with the invaluable assistance of a number of parkrunners, the Rangers – and a defibrilator. Any donations over and above £400 will go to the Wimbledon Common Rangers in recognition of the support they have provided over the year. We will try to arrange mulled wine and mince pies as usual.

Turning to this week’s run, conditions were still typically autumnal: mud, puddles, a lorra lorra leaves but not too sodden. The weather was glorious.

Among the men Gus Upton, an unattached ( at least clubwise) runner pictured below, finished ahead of the field in 17:27, a really good time for the conditions. He was followed by Martin Rutter in 17:58 and Wimbledon regular Nick McKay in 18:26, both very good performances.

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As regards the ladies, Lisa Thomas, as noted, came in first in 20:32, a mere second (see picture below !) ahead of her fellow clubmate, fiercesomely good runner and friend Gina Galbraith in 20:33 followed by another of parkrun’s exceptional runners, Julia Donovan in 20:56. Lisa's second picture of the week, flanked by Gina and Charles H-S in an unusually non-competitive finish !:

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As far as the Age Grades go, scores, Anna Garnier, who resides at 5th in the overall age graded league (with a staggering 89.66 percent run) which is enough said about her quality as a runner, was the highest with 85.29%, followed by regulars Lucy Woolhouse, in another excellent run at 81.58 % and Sandy Pfeiffer on 81.24%. Age Grades of these levels would be exceptional even in good conditions.

PBs were thin on the ground, due to the conditions, so very well done indeed to those Wimbledon regulars who managed one this week: Nathanael Hudspith (Run number 65) Lara Ward (25) and Louise Daniels (14) – all of them in the 11-14 age category. Great to see younger runners doing so brilliantly.

Moving onto the stats:

Men's placings:
Gus Upton (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:27, on his first appearance.
Martin Rutter (SM30-34) of Clapham Chasers RC, was second over the line in 17:58.
Nick Mckay (VM35-39) of Wimbledon Windmilers, was third over the line in 18:26.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Charles Hampden-Smith (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 12376 pts.
Joe Busa (Unattached) 11589 pts.
Nick McKay (Wimbledon Windmilers) 11566 pts.

Women's placings:
Lisa Margaret Thomas (VW45-49) of Hercules Wimbledon AC, was first (17th overall) over the line in 20:32 - 32nd time in 171 appearances.
Gina Galbraith (VW35-39) of Hercules Wimbledon AC, was second (18th overall) over the line in 20:33. She has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Julia Donovan (VW35-39) of Wimbledon Windmilers, was third (24th overall) over the line in 20:56 and who was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lisa Margaret Thomas (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 12546 pts.
Lucy Woolhouse (Unattached) 12245 pts.
Natasha Hampden-Smith (Merton mini-marathon trial) 10346 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Anna Garnier (VW60-64) was graded 85.29% for the time 22:26 (43rd overall).
Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) was graded 81.58% for the time 21:21 (31st overall).
Sandy Pfeiffer (VM50-54) was graded 81.24% for the time 18:45 (6th overall).

This week there were 267 runners, of whom 25 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.

Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,445 different runners, including participants from 488 athletics clubs, have completed 82,412 runs covering a total distance of 412,060 km, and there have been 15,046 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 Event number 412 22nd November 2014

Scamp 'e Flies – 250 Not Out

Hold the press “Snack Attack Runner Will Be Making His 250th parkrun On Saturday.” I wonder if this headline featured in the Cape Times or the South China Morning Post thus prompting our intrepid race director Charles Lawrie and the wandering Woods, Lisa and Dave, to jet back from Cape Town and Hong Kong respectively. I understand that Charles was so anxious to get back in good time that he sat in his 1st class seat dressed in his running kit (be still my beating heart – such glamour) ready to hot foot it to the Common as soon as his plane touched down at 7am on Saturday morning. Lisa and Dave's flight landed at 6am on the same day and the remarkably fresh faced duo turned up raring to go – this must have been a shock to their systems having run at both the Brisbane and Sydney parkruns on the previous two Saturdays with the latter run in 39C.

It seems likely that this headline also featured on some of those glossy lifestyle magazines because our resident stars of the silver screen “Jon-Chesca” (think Brangelina only a bit more rock and roll) also came to witness this great feat of running.

Rumour has it that a certain famous “cleaning goddess” was also “in the house” so to speak, she whose name is the new buzz word in Inhalation Laundry – what a racket Lisa!

So, what of the runner that they had all come to see you may ask? In walks left of stage Phil Tosh, man of the moment. He stepped tentatively from left foot to right foot, he bore all the hallmarks of a coiled spring ready to pounce. He listened patiently to the very kind and generous words spoken about him by Charles from the bench, yet all the while a steely glint remained in his eyes which were firmly fixed on his prize. Was it that shimmering gold on the 250th parkrun shirt that he was coveting - NO it was the golden hues of the enormous roll of Scampi Fries that were being held out to him – a true athlete.

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Now here is an interesting little Wimbledon Common parkrun statistic for you. Phil ran his 250th parkrun flanked by Ian Higgins, Charles Lawrie, Robert Beeby and Matthew Salisbury, I think they were out to have a good time rather than to get a good time but that is by the by. Between them they have clocked up 1283 parkruns which when multiplied by 5 for each kilometre ran would give them an impressive 6415k altogether. This is the equivalent of running from Wimbledon Common to the windy city of Chicago and that is pretty good going chaps, well done indeed.

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Congratulations to James Goodgame who completed his 100th parkrun – ton up James, and also to Gemma Brennan and Marta Sawicka on running their 50th parkruns, well done ladies.

For those eagle eyed statisticians among you it it will come as no surprise that we have some more benchmark runs on the horizon, so look out for Nicola El Kadiri's 300th, P.A.F.I.T.Y Collins's 250th and Lisa Thomas's 200th parkruns this coming Saturday.

So on to some more stats, unfortunately we had an unknown runner (pictured below) who placed 1st across the flour line on Saturday and Nick Wright finished in 2nd place in a time of 18.27. Julia Donovan (pictured below) was our 1st lady on Saturday in a time of 20.53. Julia is used to tearing up a variety of terrain which have include sand dunes, mud and all sorts of highways and byways in this year alone but this will be a special win for her, bringing it home for Uncle B is always a high priority for young Donovan.
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Men's placings:
An unknown runner was first, Nick Wright (Unattached) was second in 18:27 and Nick McKay of Wimbledon Windmilers, was third over the line in 18:36.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Charles Hampden-Smith leads the way on 12092 points, followed by Joe Busa with 11589 points and in third place Nick McKay 11268 points.

Women's placings:
Julia Donovan of Wimbledon Windmilers, was first (25th overall) over the line in 20:53,
Lucy Woolhouse (Unattached) was second (28th overall) in 21:23 and in third place was Lisa Thomas of Hercules Wimbledon AC, (30th overall) in 21:35.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lisa Thomas is in the lead with 12246 points, second place is Lucy Woolhouse with 11948 points and in third place is Natasha Hampden-Smith on 10094 points.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) was graded 81.45% for the time 21:23 (28th overall), Volker Vogler (VM45-49) was graded 76.88% for the time 18:53 (5th overall) and Lisa Thomas (VW45-49) was graded 76.76% for the time 21:35 (30th overall).

This week there were 295 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,420 different runners, including participants from 487 athletics clubs, have completed 82,145 runs covering a total distance of 410,725 km, and there have been 15,037 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 Report Event No. 411 15 November 2014

AUTUMN LEAVES

The course has become properly autumnal in the last couple of weeks. In many ways, a great time of year. The soil is damp and forgiving. Lots of leaves have fallen adding colour to the ground and cushioning to some extent the harder paths, shielding the shoe from mud and softening the footfall – although concealing a tree root or two. So the course is a joy to run on in many ways, but there is an increased risk of fall and care needs to be taken; and if a PB is your aim, then disappointment almost certainly awaits. Of course there is the return of some mud and some puddles but the course is far from waterlogged, at least for now. For those who have sweated buckets through the humidity of September and October, the greater chill, still not making you shiver, is welcome.

No dramas this week beyond the odd graze from a fall. A trio of regulars’ birthdays all fell on the day of the run, Andrew Fickling, Hugh Woolhouse and Matthew Searle, and all within a decade or so agewise ; otherwise sufficiently distinctive (and obviously distinguished), however, that there is not much danger of those gentlemen being taken for triplets. Very good to see them all at parkrun to mark the occasion.

Good also to see Liam O’Hare returning from injury – and many thanks to him for volunteering so much whilst injured; to adopt a schoolmasterly tone, a great example for others. Thanks, Liam, and congratulations on hitting 3rd Male Age Grade on the first run back.

In the men’s race, Nic Gould (pictured below) again hit first in 17.31, followed by Neil Riley in 18:04 and Nigel Shekleton in 18:37. Good times anyway and especially for the conditions.

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As for the ladies, Lucy Woolhouse (pictured below) came in first for no less than the 22nd time, in 21:25, Amelia Ashton-Jones (21:49) and Justine Albert in second and third positions. Again, very good performances.

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And age grade wise, Lucy, as often was first in this (possibly the most important as regards measuring performance) category also in 81.32 %, followed by Sandy Pfeiffer on 81.03% and Liam O’Hare on 79.81%. Anything around 80% in such conditions is exceptionally good going.

On the PB front there were none for anyone who had run at Wimbledon 10 times or more. But a mention must be made of Peter Wedderburn who did get a PB on his 258th parkrun  overall, second run here and first for over four years – well done.

Good to see also that there were still plenty of first timers.

The stats follow:

Men's placings:
Nic Gould (SM30-34) of Thames Hare & Hounds, was first over the line in 17:31 -  his11th time in 27 appearances.
Neil Riley (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:04. He has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.
Nigel Shekleton (SM25-29) of Carnethy Hill RC, was third over the line in 18:37.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Charles Hampden-Smith (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 11809 pts.
Joe Busa (Unattached) 11339 pts.
Nick McKay (Wimbledon Windmilers) 10970 pts.

Women's placings:
Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) (Unattached) was first (30th overall) over the line in 21:25 , the 22nd time in 179 appearances.
Amelia Ashton-Jones (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (36th overall) over the line in 21:49.
Justine Albert (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (52nd overall) over the line in 22:36.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Lisa Margaret Thomas (Hercules Wimbledon AC) 11948 pts.
Lucy Woolhouse (Unattached) 11649 pts.
Natasha Hampden-Smith (Merton mini-marathon trial) 9832 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) was graded 81.32% for the time 21:25 (30th overall).
Sandy Pfeiffer (VM50-54) was graded 81.03% for the time 18:48 (5th overall).
Liam O'Hare (VM65-69) was graded 79.81% for the time 21:13 (29th overall).

This week there were 286 runners, of whom 28 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different athletics clubs took part.

Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,393 different runners, including participants from 487 athletics clubs, have completed 81,850 runs covering a total distance of 409,250 km, and there have been 15,020 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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