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.

 

 

Wimbledon Common parkrun weekly report: event number 410 November 8 2014

 

Well-known man, unknown woman, first past the post

Peter Justin Collins’ unmistakable grin was broader than ever after he crossed the line first in 18:10. Nick McKay followed him home in 18:29, a Windmiler in a Hercules sandwich, as Adam Harwood filled the final podium spot with a time of 18:40. It was Peter’s first first, though Nick whose first win eludes him but will surely happen soon, no doubt wished Peter had joined the duvet brigade that morning.

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First lady home, fleet of foot and wearing a Thames Hare and Hounds vest, was among Saturday’s 33 unknowns. Congratulations to the TH&H runner but, unless you’re scanned into the results, it doesn’t count. Congratulations then to resident and official first lady, Lisa Thomas who crossed the line in 20:26 followed by Gina Galbraith in 20:33 and Julia Donovan in 20:42. A close finish, and for the top three ladies it was two Hercules runners ahead of a Windmiler, making a lock-out for the top spots by the local clubs in this week's event.

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Top performers

As though to prove that the best measure of performance is judged by the age grade percentages, this week’s top three included the two first homes, Lisa Thomas 81.08% and Peter Collins 76.88%, but both were trumped by the redoubtable Lucy Woolhouse with an impressive 81.45%.

Top man

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If anyone deserved an award it's Pete Mullholland who has been acclaimed England Athletics London Region Volunteer Of The Year. You may only know him as the genial Pete who hands you your finish token at the end of your run, but Pete is well known in the wider field of athletics. He was one of the founding members of Hercules Wimbledon, a successful athletics journalist and, had Wimbledon Common parkrun existed when he was running, would probably still hold the course record.

Let me count the ways

The joy of our much-loved Saturday morning spree is that it’s all things to all people. A counterbalance to the week or weekend’s excesses, an opportunity to pit yourself against the clock, a chance to notch up your 99th parkrun – well done Lynne Lloyd and Alan Gibbons! – the pleasure of getting out into the fresh air or whatever else it is that gets you to the bench for nine o’clock. But who are we? On Saturday there were 135 ladies and 170 gents. Comparing the gender difference in the age categories, there were six fewer young men under 17 and seven more senior women. The biggest difference was among the veterans, with 116 men to 68 women, and especially in the over 50s where there were nearly three times as many men. And what of the 33 unknowns? A surprisingly high number representing 10% of the field. There are of course a number of reasons: forgotten barcode, had to rush off and not time to get zapped, hadn’t registered, didn’t want the time in the records and so on.

Hairy Vetchling spotted on Common

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Apart from runners, dog walkers, and their lovely dogs (‘tis the season of goodwill) an amazing variety of beasts and creepy crawlies roam and fly around the Common. The Information Centre, next to the Rangers’ Office, is well worth a visit and gives an excellent account of what lurks therein. There are also regular events on the Common, such as the Bat/Moth Walk, and other activities to enlighten curious minds. As well as the more obvious creatures there are some exceedingly rare plants and fungi. To the south of the Common, between Caesar's Camp and Robin Hood Ride (aka Gravelly Hill), you'll find Farm Bog where samples of Veilwort and Hairy Vetchling grow. The Common is an area of Specific Scientific Interest for stag beetles and the heathland. Our parkrun is not only a spirit-lifting caper that gets us out of bed on a Saturday, but we’re also running in one of nature's most diverse areas of common-land in the country.

Facts and Figures
Top three men Peter Justin COLLINS (VM40-44) Hercules Wimbledon AC 18:10, Nick MCKAY (VM35-39) Wimbledon Windmilers 18:29, Adam HARWOOD (SM25-29) Hercules Wimbledon AC 18:40
Top three women Lisa Margaret THOMAS (VW45-49) Hercules Wimbledon AC 20:26, Gina GALBRAITH (VW35-39) Hercules Wimbledon AC 20:33, Julia DONOVAN (SW30-34) Wimbledon Windmilers 20:42
Best age-grade scores Lucy WOOLHOUSE 81.45%, Lisa Margaret THOMAS 81.08%, Peter Justin COLLINS 76.88%
Current standing in the men's annual points competition Charles HAMPDEN-SMITH 11525, Joe BUSA 11101, Nick MCKAY 10970
Current standing in the women's annual points competition Lisa Margaret THOMAS 11652, Lucy WOOLHOUSE 11349, Natasha HAMPDEN-SMITH 9575
This week there were 338 runners, of whom 35 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different athletics clubs took part

 

Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,365 different runners, including participants from 487 athletics clubs, have completed 81,564 runs covering a total distance of 407,820 km, and there have been 15,007 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 park run, event number 409, 1 November 2014

 

I am not a number; I am a free man!

 

Quite apart from being the best invention since the off switch on the television set, parkrun is a phenomenon that is bound up with numbers: times, positions, age grades, the size of the field, the volume of runs (celebrated by t-shirts in various sizes, sadly usually represented by letters), PBs and so on and so forth. Numbers are fun, just as running should be.

For example, Saturday’s was the 409th Wimbledon Common parkrun. Not a particularly significant number in itself, but here’s something interesting: 409 is a prime number – that is, a number divisible only by itself and one (if anyone can let us know which parkrun will be the next prime, you’ll win... our undying respect). It’s also a Chen prime number (look it up... and then let this writer know if you understand what in the name of all that lives one of those actually is); and a centred triangular number (ditto).

The Kingdom of Galicia was established in 409AD, not to be dissolved until 1833. 409 is the HTTP status code for “conflict”; from which we’ll move swiftly – for we don’t like conflict – to the Chevrolet 409, the car engine from which the Beach Boys took inspiration for their 1962 song 409, the B side to Surfin’ Safari. And there’s a link here, tenuous though it might be, to the first female finisher this week, in the Wilson/Love/Usher lyrics: “When I take her to the track, she really shines/She always turns up in the fastest times...”

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For yes, of course, that lady was Lisa Margaret Thomas (VW45-49, more numbers, of Hercules Wimbledon, pictured), who took the honours yet again in a time of 20:01 (19th overall) – her 30th prime (geddit?!?) gender finish in 167 appearances. Not far behind was Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54, unattached, 30th overall) in 20:37 – LW has been first to finish on 21 previous occasions. Anne Hegvold (VW45-49) of Ful-On Tri was third (47th overall) in 21:23 – she has been first to finish twice before.

Lisa remains top of the women's annual points competition with 11,352 points (or numbers?) to Lucy’s 11,054. Natasha Hampden-Smith (Merton mini-marathon trial) is third with 9,327. Natasha also rather cleverly timed her 150th parkrun to coincide with her 17th birthday, which suggests she has a facility with numbers and planning. Many happy returns.

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In the men’s run, Nick Gould (SM30-34, Thames Hare & Hounds, pictured) was first over the line in 17:18 – that’s a 10th time in 26 appearances. Matt Gallagher (VM35-39) of Wimbledon Windmilers, was second in 17:48 – Matt has been first to finish three times. Nick McKay (VM35-39, Wimbledon Windmilers) completed the advertising agency-like trio (Gould Gallagher McKay – come on, go with it) in a time of 18:14. He’s yet to finish first, but his day shall come – the numbers say so.

Keeping it in the family, Charles Hampden-Smith of Hercules Wimbledon is top of the men’s annual points table with 11,242 points, holding off the unattached Joe Busa, 10,853, and Nick McKay, 10,671. Saturday’s best age-grade scores were set by Lucy Woolhouse, graded 84.48%, Lisa Margaret Thomas, 82.76%, and Andrew Lenon (VM55-59), graded 77.07% for the time 20:17 (22nd overall).

This week there were 387 runners, of whom 43 were first-timers and 53 recorded new personal bests.

To crunch a few numbers, here are some notable PBs. Alexander Abraham of the JM11-14 age group secured his first PB since June last year, when he ran 20:33 – in unhelpful conditions on Saturday, he ran his first sub-20, in 19:54. This was also his best position, 16th. The aforementioned Andrew Lenon scored his ninth PB of the year: he’s gone down from 21:08 in March to 20:17 this Saturday for a 77.07% age grade, all of which shows that you don’t have to smash it every time to improve.

George Trimm of Hercules (JM11-14), a superb name for an athlete, got his first sub-22 time at Wimbledon Common, and wasn’t far away from sub-21, with 21:14, which also represented his first age grading of more than 70%. His previous best, from March this year, was 22:58, so he’s evidently been at training camp, possibly high altitude. Thomas Dulson, another JM11-14, and another Hercules athlete, also recorded under 22 minutes for the first time, with 21:40 in his 14th parkrun. Thomas has a record over 2km at Wimbledon Park junior parkrun of 7:45, so there’s better to come over 5k it seems.

In his 61st parkrun, all at Wimbledon Common, Gary Forde (VM45-49, Hercules) drove (see what I’ve done there?) his PB down for the third time this year, to 22:18. It’s been a steady downward progression for Gary since he debuted at 28-plus in May last year. Chris Mukhtar (VM45-49) last set a PB here in his second run, back in December 2010. He’s not exactly been a regular, having run only 38 parkruns in total over four years, but he finally bettered his PB by posting under 23 minutes for the first time, with 22:57.

Ellen Weir (JW11-14), daughter of Andy, posted her fifth PB of 2014, moving since February from 28:18 to a wonderful 24:48. And Liz Ostrowski (VW45-49) finished in 25:28, an improvement of eight seconds and her eighth PB in total this year.

Moving to different numbers, well done on 100 parkruns to Cullen Clifford (JM11-14); and on 50 to Frank Wood of Hercules (VM50-54).

Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part in our event on Saturday. Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6 January 2007, and since then 11,330 different runners, including participants from 486 athletics clubs, have completed 81,226 runs covering a total distance of 406,130km, and there have been 14,986 new personal bests.

The women's record is held by Justina Heslop, who recorded a time of 16:33 on 17 March 2012 (event number 271). The men's record is held by Chris Parr, who recorded 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 21:24 on 29 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 408 – 25 October 2014

This week it’s all about me (and John)

A slightly self-indulgent headline perhaps, but this week was a little bit special as John Carter and I did the double double - both running our 200th parkrun. It was my 197th on Wimbledon Common and John’s 179th. John is obviously a bigger parkrun floozie than I am, having run at 21 different parkruns. However, he keeps returning to Wimbledon Common, even after falling badly in the mud earlier this year and being whisked away to St George’s in an ambulance. So it was special for both of us to reach this momentous milestone on the Common, surrounded by friends and family.

There were balloons, there were trophies, there were congratulations, there was cake, so it really did feel like it was all about me (and John). And, not swaying me in any way, a fellow parkrunner said he would pay me to write this headline. Thanks Phil - if you could bring the cash next weekend that would be great.

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But it also got me thinking. There has been a lot of talk recently, with parkrun celebrating its 10th anniversary, of the huge global community parkrun has become. But while there may be thousands of us taking part every Saturday, parkrun can be a very personal thing. Whether you’re running for the first time or the 200th, aiming for a PB, volunteering, taking some all-important ‘me time’ at the end of a hectic week or simply enjoying the experience of running through the woods with a friendly bunch of mud-spattered individuals, everyone has their own personal parkrun story. Each event really is all about me, and you, and that bloke with the dog/buggy that you try to beat every week.

 

Let’s talk about stats

An unknown runner was first. Do you know the man in blue below? Nick Gould (SM30-34; pictured, centre) of Thames Hare & Hounds, was second over the line in 17:12. Nick has been first to finish on nine previous occasions. Matthew Dove (SM30-34; unattached; pictured, right) claimed the third place on the podium, with a time of 17:24.

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Charles Hampden-Smith (Hercules Wimbledon AC) currently leads the way in the Men's annual points competition, with 10954 points. Not far behind are Joe Busa (unattached) with 10614 points and Nick McKay (Wimbledon Windmilers) with 10373 points.

 

It was the usual suspects in the Women's placings. Lisa Thomas (VW45-49; pictured, left - a small photo, but I think we all know what Lisa looks like by now) of Hercules Wimbledon AC, was first (21st overall) over the line in 19:42; Lisa’s 29th win in 166 appearances. On her 50th run, Samantha Pickford (VW35-39) of Wimbledon Windmilers triumphed in the battle for second place (22nd overall) in 19:57, followed just one second later by Ruth Wallace (SW30-34) of Thames Hare & Hounds (23rd overall) - so close they shared the same photo (below, right). Sam and Ruth are no strangers to the top spot, having been first to finish on 4 and 22 previous occasions, respectively.

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In the Women's annual points competition, Lisa Thomas leads with 11052 points, followed by Lucy Woolhouse (unattached) with 10755 points and Natasha Hampden-Smith (Merton mini-marathon trial) with 9084 points.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

  • Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) was graded 84.27% for the time 20:40 (38th overall).
  • Lisa Thomas (VW45-49) was graded 84.09% for the time 19:42 (21st overall).
  • Peter J Collins (VM40-44) was graded 78.91% for the time 17:42 (4th overall).

 

This week there were 288 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Of note, Steve Shaw recorded a new PB on his 118th parkrun on Wimbledon Common with a time of 21:57. This is 10 seconds off his previous best set just over a year ago. Christine McNeill  earned herself a new PB and a coveted red t-shirt on her 50th run with a time of 26:23. And finishing just behind me, Nicole Nicklas took a whopping 5 minutes and 40 seconds off her previous best. This was only Nicole’s second parkrun, so who knows how fast she’ll go next week.

This week’s event produced a veritable glut of milestone runs. Young runners Yasmin Howe and Eleanor Williams (both JW11-14) and Karlis Pauzers (JM15-17) ran their tenth parkruns - look out for your 10-club t-shirts on the washing line soon. Finn Snow, Samantha Pickford and Christine McNeill celebrated their 50th runs, while Jason McIntyre ran his 100th. No t-shirts for 150 runs, but I hope Peter J Collins and Simon Bodle helped themselves to an extra-large slice of cake to celebrate their achievements. And did I mention that John Carter and I ran our 200th parkruns?

10-club t-shirts have arrived for the Searle clan (Jessica, Rebecca and Robbie) and 100-club t-shirts for Stephen Johnson, Anthony Eastaway, Matthew Ineson and Tessa Lovell are also ready to collect. You can collect your t-shirt from the washing line next Saturday or, if you would like it presented to you, give it to Charles before the event.

 
And finally ...

The more cultured among you will know that Saturday was also St Crispin’s Day and the 599th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. We didn’t have any Crispins running this weekend, but it seems appropriate to mark the occasion with a take on the famous St Crispin’s Day speech from Shakespeare’s Henry V, Wimbledonised by Colin ‘352 parkruns’ Harris:

From this day to the ending of the week,

But we in it shall be remembered -

We few, we happy few, we band of parkrunners;

For they that run through mud with me

Shall be my brother and sister; be they ne’er so dirty,

This day shall improve their condition;

And idlers in Wimbledon now-a-bed

Shall think themselves grateful they were not here,

And hug their duvets tight while any speaks

That parkran with us upon Saint Crispin’s Day.

 


Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,286 different runners, including participants from 485 athletics clubs, have completed 80,839 runs covering a total distance of 404,195 km, and there have been 14,933 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 407 18th October 2014

Where There's A Will – There's A Way.

OK Charles, if your are reading this weeks report from sunny and hopefully hurricane free Barbados, I just wanted to reassure you that this one was not on your watch. So, just sit back, relax and enjoy that Rum Punch – this one was on Adam!

While all the parkrun elves were scurrying around doing their good deeds. Nicola El Kadiri was out marking the course with oddly enough a Madeira cake mix. Adam Fenton (this week's race director) was out inspecting her handiwork, no doubt sceptical of the course marking merits of Madeira cake mix – maybe he is a Victoria Sponge man, who can say. Lisa Thomas was arranging our finishing funnel, all were unaware of the impending doom looming from the car park.

This week it was poor Sebastian Vons who fell foul of our recent unlucky streak and an ambulance was called when he came off his bike and took a nasty blow to the head. The poor chap looked utterly beaten up and dazed but was kindly looked after by Sune Du Toit and Julia Donovan. Julia took the sound decision to call an ambulance and she also fell on her sword by foregoing her run in favour of sticking with Seb while accompanying him to A & E where she waited with him while he received medical attention and waited for x-rays. I am relieved to report that although Seb's injuries looked alarming, he was patched up successfully and was spotted racing at the Cabbage Patch 10 miler the following day where he managed a very respectable time – well done to him and we wish him a speedy and full recovery. Thank you very much to Sune and Julia for their kind care and attention.

On a cheerier note, congratulations to Will Cockerell of Belgrave Harriers who was first over the Madeira line (a bit of a cake walk for him) in a time of 17.15 and to Ruth Wallace of Thames Hare & Hounds, (both pictured below) whose pre baby form is rapidly returning giving her a win for the ladies in a time of 20.33.

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Congratulations must also be extended to the effervescent Hugh Woolhouse on completing his 178th parkrun and on his 66.94% age grading, splendid work Hugh!

Well done to David McCabe on reaching a century of parkruns and to Matt Gallagher who reached his fiftieth.

Finally, as our Harvest Festival weather gives way to something more traditional, I leave you with this poem, I hope it will make you all smile.

Who Likes The Rain (Could it be Hugh Woolhouse)?

I,” said the duck. “I call it fun,

For I have my red rubbers on;

They make a little three-toed track,

In the soft, cool mud, - quack! Quack!”

I!” cried the dandelion. “I!

My roots are thirsty, my buds are dry.”

And she lifted a tousled yellow head

Out of her green grassy bed.

I hope 'twill pour! I hope 'twill pour!”

Purred the tree-toad at the gray bark door,

For, with a broad leaf for a roof,

I am perfectly waterproof.”

Sang the Beverly Brook: “I laugh at every drop.

And wish they never need to stop

Till a big, big river I grow to be,

And could find my way to the sea.”

I,” shouted Hugh Woolhouse “for I know I can hack it,

All I need is my trail shoes and the return of my pilfered parkrun 100 jacket,

Through every puddle and runlet and pool,

I will splash anyone in sight, cause I think it's cool!”

(My version of the Clara Doty Bates poem)

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Weekly stats:-

Men's placings: Will Cockerell of Belgrave Harriers, was first over the line in 17:15 - 5th time in 11 appearances. An unknown runner was second, and Knut Hegvold also of Belgrave Harriers, was in third position in 18:00, he has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Charles Hampden-Smith leads the way with 10673 points, followed by Joe Busa with 10359 points with Nick McKay in third place on 10078 points.

Women's placings: Ruth Wallace of Thames Hare & Hounds, was first (23rd overall) over the line in 20:33 - 22nd time in 28 appearances. Gina Galbraith of Hercules Wimbledon AC, was second (25th overall) in a time of 20:36, she has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions. Samantha Pickford of Wimbledon Windmilers, was third (28th overall) in 20:41, she has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Lisa Thomas is in first place with 10752 points, second place on 10458 points is Lucy Woolhouse and in third place is Briarna Clifford on 8927 points.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Knut Hegvold (VM50-54) was graded 83.98% for the time 18:00 (third overall). Matt Shields (VM60-64) was graded 83.58% for the time 19:11 (10th overall). Lucy Woolhouse (VW50-54) was graded 81.39% for the time 21:24 (42nd overall).

This week there were 357 runners, of whom 54 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different athletics clubs took part.

Wimbledon Common parkrun started on 6th January 2007, and since then 11,259 different runners, including participants from 481 athletics clubs, have completed 80,551 runs covering a total distance of 402,755 km, and there have been 14,887 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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