The answers to the quiz part 6 – yes I forgot about them as well

Answers to part 6!

 

1,The Steve Smith question. Steve has run 46 parkruns as you will know very well now but is that number more or less than the Australian Steve Smith managed with the bat in the first test against India which finished a few days ago?

More,the Aussie Steve scored 1 and 1 which in my book makes 2.

2,In parkrun 221 what was the time difference between core team legends Mike Green and John Armstrong?

Mike ran 18:06,John ran 18:43. 37 seconds.

3,And was the time difference in question 2 quicker or slower than Sally Gunnell (of the finish funnel fame)`s 400m hurdles time when she won the 1992 Olympic gold medal in Barcelona.Please show all your working.

Slower.Sally,of run report fame ran 53:23 to win the gold medal.

4,The Hampshire question.In parkrun 226 Luke ran 17:53 but was dad Peter`s time ahead of Mike Green`s 19:25?

Yes,Peter ran 18:56,29 seconds ahead of Mike.

5,Also in parkrun 226,Joe Johnson ran 19:13 but he wasn`t the only namesake of a world snooker champion to run that day. True or False?

True,Cliff Thorburn,Dennis Taylor and Stephen Hendry all ran that day.

No it was false.

6,Another Mike Green question. Spoiling you today. One of Mike`s run report nicknames is "Jolene". Who had a hit with that song?

Dolly Parton.

7,One of our well travelled core team volunteers is James "T`pau" Hurley. We know he want to China but which other country far far away has he run a parkrun in? Don`t say Northern Ireland,that`s close. I`m talking far far away.

South Africa.

8,More nickname matching.

Steve Smith                     -                   G`day

Ultan Mulhern                  -                   No A

Kareen Porschke             -                   Numbers

Gemma Cloney                -                   Runner up,best selfie at Chester half 2019

Richard Jacobs                -                    David

Peter Humphreys             -                    Father of Jet`s dad

Margaret Whitfield            -                   June

Paul Bradley                     -                    Pinky

Alex Holland                     -                    Van Hoijdonk

Michael Armstrong           -                    Baywatch

9,Who is the King of the Shentons,with a whopping total of 7?

Nick Laing

10,Which cycling Olympian has been lucky enough to have a photo after parkrun with Stuart Rickers?

Chris Boardman

 

There`ll be another quiz or something else along next week.

Keep safe and look after yourselves.

 

Jon

 

 

 

The Birkenhead quiz part 6!

Hello and welcome to the 6th week of this special Christmas edition of the quiz.I`ll be honest the only festive thing about it is the word "Christmas".

 

1,The Steve Smith question. Steve has run 46 parkruns as you will know very well now but is that number more or less than the Australian Steve Smith managed with the bat in the first test against India which finished a few days ago?

2,In parkrun 221 what was the time difference between core team legends Mike Green and John Armstrong?

3,And was the time difference in question 2 quicker or slower than Sally Gunnell (of the finish funnel fame)`s 400m hurdles time when she won the 1992 Olympic gold medal in Barcelona.Please show all your working.

4,The Hampshire question.In parkrun 226 Luke ran 17:53 but was dad Peter`s time ahead of Mike Green`s 19:25?

5,Also in parkrun 226,Joe Johnson ran 19:13 but he wasn`t the only namesake of a world snooker champion to run that day. True or False?

6,Another Mike Green question. Spoiling you today. One of Mike`s run report nicknames is "Jolene". Who had a hit with that song?

7,One of our well travelled core team volunteers is James "T`pau" Hurley. We know he want to China but which other country far far away has he run a parkrun in? Don`t say Northern Ireland,that`s close. I`m talking far far away.

8,More nickname matching.

Steve Smith                     -                   Pinky

Ultan Mulhern                  -                   Van Hooijdonk

Kareen Porschke             -                   David

Gemma Cloney                -                   Baywatch

Richard Jacobs                -                    G`day

Peter Humphreys             -                    No A

Margaret Whitfield            -                    Numbers

Paul Bradley                     -                    Father of Jet`s dad

Alex Holland                     -                    June

Michael Armstrong           -                    Runner up,best selfie at Chester half 2019

9,Who is the King of the Shentons,with a whopping total of 7?

10,Which cycling Olympian has been lucky enough to have a photo after parkrun with Stuart Rickers?

 

There`ll be another quiz or something else along next week.

Merry Christmas to each and every one of you,keep safe and look after yourselves.

 

Jon

 

 

 

The answers to the quiz part 5

Hello and welcome to the quiz ,the fifth week of it.Like a wet winter day,we are back.10 questions.

1 - The Steve `Lionel` Smith question.Who is taller? Our Steve Smith or the Australian Steve Smith.

The Australian Steve is 5ft 9,no idea on our Steve but he`s taller than that.

2 - Apart from wanting people to know there is no A in his surname and being a member of the best folk duo connected to our parkrun,our joint best Irish core team volunteer Mr Ultan Mulhern is a well travelled gentleman. How many countries has he parkrunned in?

A 2 B3 C4 D5

D5 Northern Ireland,Ireland,Germany,Wales and England

3 Name the countries from question 2

See above.

4 Which is the nearest sporting venue to the start of our parkrun?

Birkenhead park rugby club. Anyone who answered the squirrel athletic track, that`s incorrect,

5 The Hampshire question.In parkrun 224,Luke Hampshire was our first finisher in a time of 17:38 but how far did he finish ahead of his dad,Peter (Sorry Peter)?

C,Peter ran 21:01 that day.

A 1:23,B 2:23,C 3:23,D 0:23

6 Parkrun #50.We had 258 of you lovely people taking part. How many finishers did we have between 20 minutes and 25 minutes?

71

7 And as a comparision,in parkrun #230,we had 793 runners. Again,how many were timed between 20 and 25 minutes when they finished?

127

8 Below are 9 volunteer names and 9 volunteer nicknames which have featured in the not yet award winning run report.Can you match the correct name with the correct nickname?

Sue Sturgeon                                  Cowbell queen

Lorna Hughes                                  OMP

Dave Bibby                                      Double Dave

Phil Stanley                                      Number 1 Welsh volunteer

Shelagh Hearty                                Russell

Mike Green                                      Jolene

Gemma Cloney                                Pink welly lady

Andrew Hughes                                Punmaster general

Andy Everett                                     Marvin`s dad

9 Club list maths - Run in Wirral + Chorlton Runners = ? Then divide that answer by Tavistock AC and multiply that answer by Northwich Runnng club.What answer do you get?

Run in Wirral 18 + Chorlton 9 = 27 divided by Tavistock 3 = 9 x Northwich 18 = 162

10 What was the name of the doggy who finished 2nd in one of our parkruns? He ran a time of 17:05. That`s a woof estimate.

Stanley!

 

Thanks! Merry Christmas!

 

Jon

 

 

The Birkenhead quiz PART 5!!

Hello and welcome to the quiz ,the fifth week of it.Like a wet winter day,we are back.10 questions.

1 - The Steve `Lionel` Smith question.Who is taller? Our Steve Smith or the Australian Steve Smith.

2 - Apart from wanting people to know there is no A in his surname and being a member of the best folk duo connected to our parkrun,our joint best Irish core team volunteer Mr Ultan Mulhern is a well travelled gentleman. How many countries has he parkrunned in?

A 2 B3 C4 D5

3 Name the countries from question 2

4 Which is the nearest sporting venue to the start of our parkrun?

5 The Hampshire question.In parkrun 224,Luke Hampshire was our first finisher in a time of 17:38 but how far did he finish ahead of his dad,Peter (Sorry Peter)?

A 1:23,B 2:23,C 3:23,D 0:23

6 Parkrun #50.We had 258 of you lovely people taking part. How many finishers did we have between 20 minutes and 25 minutes?

7 And as a comparision,in parkrun #230,we had 793 runners. Again,how many were timed between 20 and 25 minutes when they finished?

8 Below are 9 volunteer names and 9 volunteer nicknames which have featured in the not yet award winning run report.Can you match the correct name with the correct nickname?

Sue Sturgeon                                  Jolene

Lorna Hughes                                  Punmaster general

Dave Bibby                                      Pink welly lady

Phil Stanley                                      OMP

Shelagh Hearty                                Double Dave

Mike Green                                      Marvin`s dad

Gemma Cloney                                Cowbell queen

Andrew Hughes                                Russell

Andy Everett                                     Number 1 Welsh volunteer

9 Club list maths - Run in Wirral + Chorlton Runners = ? Then divide that answer by Tavistock AC and multiply that answer by Northwich Runnng club.What answer do you get?

10 What was the name of the doggy who finished 2nd in one of our parkruns? He ran a time of 17:05. That`s a woof estimate.

 

Thanks! Merry Christmas!

 

Jon

 

 

The answers to the quiz part 4

Hello and welcome to part four of the quiz no one is calling the new tipping point.

Question 1 - Also known as the Steve Smith question.As you will be very aware by now ,our Steve has run 46 parkruns. How many times though has Steve Smith the Australian cricket behemoth hit a 6 in test cricket? And is that number higher or lower than 46?

Steve Smith the Australian has hit the ball for six mate,42 times in test cricket so our Steve wins this week.

Question 2 is the Stuart Rickers question so its a short one.How many volunteers did we have at our first birthday parkrun on July 16th,2016?

We had 23.

Question 3 - And what % of the surnames of those volunteers were Green,Humphreys, Armstrong and Mulhern? Bonus point for the first names of the surnames.

Mike and Sarah Green,Mark and Peter Humphreys (Not counting Jet,sorry).Cathy,John and Michael Armstrong,Ultan and Helena Mulhern.So 9 of 23. 39%.

Question 4 - CRM,or club representative maths as I like to call it.If you add all the participants from Mersey Tri,UTS run club and Warrington RC together,do they total more or less than Wallasey AC? Show your working please.

Mersey Tri 76 + UTS 34 + Warrington 35 =145. Wallasey 132!

Question 5 - According to our website,how far away is Ellesmere Port parkrun?

10.5 miles.

Question 6 - What is the time difference between our fastest female runner, Sarah Howard and the 20th best female time of Vicky Unsworth? This information is on the website,you don`t have to guess.

Sarah ran 17:12 and Vicky ran 19:09 so that`s 1 minute 57 seconds or 117 seconds in old money.

Question 7a - Where does Birkenhead rank among the following parkruns in quickest female pb terms?

Croxteth park,Princes park,St Helens,Warrington,Delamere and don`t forget us.

Birkenhead Sarah Howard 17:12

Croxteth Hall Kirsty Longley 16:46

St Helens Hannah Oldroyd 18:20

Warrington Lauren Heyes 16:41

Delamere Holly Weedall 17:29

So we are 3rd out of the 5.

Question 7b - And rank the 6 parkruns in order of number of pb`s achieved.

Birkenhead 15056 in 236

Croxteth Hall 11950 in 248

St Helens 13153 in 298

Warrington 21057 in 329

Delamere 16532 in 353

So we are again 3rd out of 5. Although we do have games in hand.

Question 8 - What is Jon Rumley`s middle name? (Just realised I had 7 a and b as 7 and 8 and as I want my tea I`m not thinking up another question)

Karl.

Question 9 - What number parkrun did Paul Martelletti set our fastest ever time evs?

Event 43,14 May 2016

Question 10 - How many corners does the present course have? And I`ve included the  turn around by the gate as a "corner" so that`s three for you to start with.

27.Counted the turnaround at the gate as 1. Judges decision is final etc.

 

The multiple choice questions will be a,back next week,b,never,c,in 2 weeks,d,next year. And the Hampshire question as well.

Thanks!

 

Jon

 

 

 

 

The Birkenhead quiz PART 4!

Hello and welcome to part four of the quiz no one is calling the new tipping point.

Question 1 - Also known as the Steve Smith question.As you will be very aware by now ,our Steve has run 46 parkruns. How many times though has Steve Smith the Australian cricket behemoth hit a 6 in test cricket? And is that number higher or lower than 46?

Question 2 is the Stuart Rickers question so its a short one.How many volunteers did we have at our first birthday parkrun on July 16th,2016?

Question 3 - And what % of the surnames of those volunteers were Green,Humphreys, Armstrong and Mulhern? Bonus point for the first names of the surnames.

Question 4 - CRM,or club representative maths as I like to call it.If you add all the participants from Mersey Tri,UTS run club and Warrington RC together,do they total more or less than Wallasey AC? Show your working please.

Question 5 - According to our website,how far away is Ellesmere Port parkrun?

Question 6 - What is the time difference between our fastest female runner, Sarah Howard and the 20th best female time of Vicky Unsworth? This information is on the website,you don`t have to guess.

Question 7a - Where does Birkenhead rank among the following parkruns in quickest female pb terms?

Croxteth park,Princes park,St Helens,Warrington,Delamere and don`t forget us.

Question 7b - And rank the 6 parkruns in order of number of pb`s achieved.

Question 8 - What is Jon Rumley`s middle name? (Just realised I had 7 a and b as 7 and 8 and as I want my tea I`m not thinking up another question)

Question 9 - What number parkrun did Paul Martelletti set our fastest ever time evs?

Question 10 - How many corners does the present course have? And I`ve included the  turn around by the gate as a "corner" so that`s three for you to start with.

 

The multiple choice questions will be a,back next week,b,never,c,in 2 weeks,d,next year. And the Hampshire question as well.

 

Have a good week,miss you all loads!

 

Jon

 

 

 

 

The answers to the quiz part 3

Hope you enjoyed last week`s quiz. Here`s part 3.More of the same but also a bit different.Not the same questions though.

Question 1 - We all like to recycle or re use so I`ve recycled this question.....again. Last week I asked you whether the number of parkruns our event director Steve Smith had run was a bigger number than Australian cricketer Steve Smith`s one day international batting average. Unfortunately it wasn`t but is it bigger than Steve Smith`s t20 international batting average?

YES!!!!!!!! Steve has done 46 parkruns as you will know by heart by now and the other Steve`s international t20 average is 27.42.

Question 2 - You may remember last December,when Stu Rickers sang his run director briefing. But what song did he sing?

Driving home for Christmas by Chris Rea. The squirrels still talk about it now.

Question 3 - True or False club names represented by participants at our parkrun.

1 Cain RC,2 Concord Runners and Pedallers,3 Gemma Collins centre for kids who can`t run good 4,North Devon RR,5 Itchen Hurricanes Running Club,6 Long Eaton RC,7 Circuit of Wirral 36.7,8 Busrungroup,9 Stragglers,10 RunScotland

1 False,Caine 2 False,Concordia,3,False,its Derek Zoolander not Gemma Collins, 4 True,5 False,Spitfires, 6,True,7 False,33,8 True,9 True,10 False,Jog Scotland

Question 4 - Maths.If you add up the number of runners Liverpool Running Bugs + Kirkby Milers AC + Pensby Runners have had at Birkenhead,is it more or less than Wirral AC? (Must show your working)

Liverpool RB 40 + Kirkby Milers AC 37 + Pensby Runners 107 = 184

Wirral AC 196 So the answer is no,the difference is 12

Question 5 - How many times has Sally Gunnell been mentioned in the run report?

A,Under 25,B 26-50,C51-75,D,Far too many.

D or C or B.I`ll be honest,I didn`t count them but it definitely wasn't A.

Question 6 - Thunder Runners have provided more participants at Birkenhead than Liverpool University AC. True or False

True ,2 to 1.

Question 7 - On he 21st of December last year,Daniel Jarvis ran our second fastest time.What was it and how far off the fastest time ever evs was it?

Daniel ran 14:39,the course record is 14:38. Soooo close!!

Question 8 - More runner placename true or false. As usual the Hampshire rule applies.

1,Angela Oldham 2 Reece Oxford,3 Jessica Salisbury,4 Michael Mansfield 5 Luke Hampshire 6 David Hebden-Bridge 7 Jon Rumley 8 Kate Walton 9 Alan Walsall 10 Mary Worcester

1 True 2 False,he`s a footballer,3 True,4,False.He`s a QC I think,5 TRUE! 6 False,made him up 7 True. Rumley,Texas, 8 True 9 False,10 False

Question 9 - What is our average number of finishes per participant?

8

Question 10 - What connects 80s popster Carole Decker with our joint best Irish core team volunteer James Hurley?

T`Pau obvs.Carole with in the band and James had a holiday in China.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birkenhead quiz PART 3!

Hope you enjoyed last week`s quiz. Here`s part 3.More of the same but also a bit different.Not the same questions though.

Question 1 - We all like to recycle or re use so I`ve recycled this question.....again. Last week I asked you whether the number of parkruns our event director Steve Smith had run was a bigger number than Australian cricketer Steve Smith`s one day international batting average. Unfortunately it wasn`t but is it bigger than Steve Smith`s t20 international batting average?

Question 2 - You may remember last December,when Stu Rickers sang his run director briefing. But what song did he sing?

Question 3 - True or False club names represented by participants at our parkrun.

1 Cain RC,2 Concord Runners and Pedallers,3 Gemma Collins centre for kids who can`t run good 4,North Devon RR,5 Itchen Hurricanes Running Club,6 Long Eaton RC,7 Circuit of Wirral 36.7,8 Busrungroup,9 Stragglers,10 RunScotland

Question 4 - Maths.If you add up the number of runners Liverpool Running Bugs + Kirkby Milers AC + Pensby Runners have had at Birkenhead,is it more or less than Wirral AC? (Must show your working)

Question 5 - How many times has Sally Gunnell been mentioned in the run report?

A,Under 25,B 26-50,C51-75,D,Far too many.

Question 6 - Thunder Runners have provided more particpants at Birkenhead than Liverpool University AC. True or False

Question 7 - On he 21st of December last year,Daniel Jarvis ran our second fastest time.What was it and how far off the fastest time ever evs was it?

Question 8 - More runner placename true or false. As usual the Hampshire rule applies.

1,Angela Oldham 2 Reece Oxford,3 Jessica Salisbury,4 Michael Mansfield 5 Luke Hampshire 6 David Hebden-Bridge 7 Jon Rumley 8 Kate Walton 9 Alan Walsall 10 Mary Worcester

Question 9 - What is our average number of finishes per participant?

Question 10 - What connects 80s popster Carole Decker with our joint best Irish core team volunteer James Hurley?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The answers to quiz part 2

THE ANSWERS!!!!

 

Hope you enjoyed last week`s quiz. Here`s part 2.More of the same but also a bit different.Not the same questions though.

Question 1 - We all like to recycle or re use so I`ve recycled this question. Last week I asked you whether the number of parkruns our event director Steve Smith had run was a bigger number than Australian cricketer Steve Smith`s test batting average. Unfortunately it wasn`t but is it bigger than Steve (not Mollie`s dad.Oh,hang on,just need to check whether the cricket bloke has a daughter called Mollie.No,we`re good) Smith`s one day batting average?

Our Steve 46,the other Steve 42.46!

 

Question 2 - Which volunteer is also known as the "tin can lady" according to the accurate and always well written run report?

The one,the only,Amanda Curtis-Wilson

 

Question 3 - More true or false running club names which have been represented at our parkrun.

1,San Domenico AC,2,Pensby AC,3,Buckley RC,4,Shropshire Shufflers,5,Royston Vasey Runners,6,Run Things Run Club,7,North Norfolk Digital AC,8,Run Lisburn,9,Clowne RRC, 10,John Aldridge RC

1,False,RC,2,False,runners,3,True,4,True,5,False,no Vasey,6,True,7,False,no digital,8,False,jog,9,True,10,False,no John

 

Question 4 - Which Tranmere central defensive legend has run 25 times with us?

Shaun Garnett

Question 5 - Maths.If you subtract the number of times Phil Langan has finished first at our parkun from the total number of volunteers we`ve had (information is on the website) what number do you get? (Must show your working)

508-50=458.

 

Question 6 - Easy one,how many times have we had over 750 runners?

2,760 and 793!

 

Question 7 - Which member of the volunteer team has the quickest time at our parkrun?

A,Steve Smith,B,John Armstrong,C,Mike Green,D,Dave Squirrel from the park security team,E,Jon Rumley (Clue, it isn`t me)

Dave Squirrel did dispute this but John Armstrong with a time of 17:16

 

Question 8 - Another question on place name surnames of Birkenhead parkrun participants.True or False?

1,Martin Birmingham,2,Susan Eastham,3 Lauren Upton,4,Alice Darby(I know it should be an e for the place but go with me),5,Holly Eastwood,6,Anne Kirby,7,Alan Chorley, 8,Paul Blackburn,9,Malcolm Hampshire,10,Jamie Dumbarton. The same Hampshire rule applies as last week.

1 False 2 True 3 True,4 False,5 True,6 True,7 False,8 True,9 False,10 True

 

9,In the top 500 times,how many are Shentons? Remember all the answers can be found on the website or t`internet.

8 ,3 x 17:17,2 x 18:18, 3 x 19:19

 

10,Same name different faces e.g Chris Martin is a footballer for Bristol City and also the lead singer of Coldplay. Obviously not the same person. The following have run at Birkenhead but can you guess what their famous,same named counterpart does in the world of celebrityville

e.g Steve Smith and Steve Smith (Australian cricketer with a one day batting average of ?)

A,Nestor Salazar - Former Colombian footballer.

B,John Cannon - Character in TV show High Chaparral

C,Danny Jones - A member of popsters McFly

D,Neil Armstrong - Did something moon related.

E,Graham Turner - Former Hereford,Shrewsbury,Aston Villa,Wolves manager.

F,Peter Clarke - Current Tranmere defender.

G,Mark Hughes - Former Tranmere defender or Wales manager.

H,Steven Jackson - NFL running back.

Sorry,its all blokes in that round,the name has to be exactly the same.If any of our female runners have a famous name please let me know. And if I know you and you have a famous name,I apologize.

 

Round 3 next week

Thanks

 

Jon

 

 

 

 

The Birkenhead quiz PART 2!

 

 

Hope you enjoyed last week`s quiz. Here`s part 2.More of the same but also a bit different.Not the same questions though.

Question 1 - We all like to recycle or re use so I`ve recycled this question. Last week I asked you whether the number of parkruns our event director Steve Smith had run was a bigger number than Australian cricketer Steve Smith`s test batting average. Unfortunately it wasn`t but is it bigger than Steve (not Mollie`s dad.Oh,hang on,just need to check whether the cricket bloke has a daughter called Mollie.No,we`re good) Smith`s one day batting average?

 

Question 2 - Which volunteer is also known as the "tin can lady" according to the accurate and always well written run report?

 

Question 3 - More true or false running club names which have been represented at our parkrun.

1,San Domenico AC,2,Pensby AC,3,Buckley RC,4,Shropshire Shufflers,5,Royston Vasey Runners,6,Run Things Run Club,7,North Norfolk Digital AC,8,Run Lisburn,9,Clowne RRC, 10,John Aldridge RC

 

Question 4 - Which Tranmere central defensive legend has run 25 times with us?

 

Question 5 - Maths.If you subtract the number of times Phil Langan has finished first at our parkun from the total number of volunteers we`ve had (information is on the website) what number do you get? (Must show your working)

 

Question 6 - Easy one,how many times have we had over 750 runners?

 

Question 7 - Which member of the volunteer team has the quickest time at our parkrun?

A,Steve Smith,B,John Armstrong,C,Mike Green,D,Dave Squirrel from the park security team,E,Jon Rumley (Clue, it isn`t me)

 

Question 8 - Another question on place name surnames of Birkenhead parkrun participants.True or False?

1,Martin Birmingham,2,Susan Eastham,3 Lauren Upton,4,Alice Darby(I know it should be an e for the place but go with me),5,Holly Eastwood,6,Anne Kirby,7,Alan Chorley, 8,Paul Blackburn,9,Malcolm Hamsphire,10,Jamie Dumbarton. The same Hampshire rule applies as last week.

 

9,In the top 500 times,how many are Shentons? Remember all the answers can be found on the website or t`internet.

 

10,Same name different faces e.g Chris Martin is a footballer for Bristol City and also the lead singer of Coldplay. Obviously not the same person. The following have run at Birkenhead but can you guess what their famous,same named counterpart does in the world of celebrityville

e.g Steve Smith and Steve Smith (Australian cricketer with a one day batting average of ?)

A,Nestor Salazar

B,John Cannon

C,Danny Jones

D,Neil Armstrong

E,Graham Turner

F,Peter Clarke

G,Mark Hughes

H,Steven Jackson

Sorry,its all blokes in that round,the name has to be exactly the same.If any of our female runners have a famous name please let me know. And if I know you and you have a famous name,I apologize.

 

Round 3 next week,answers at some point during the week.

Thanks

 

Jon

 

 

 

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