Bramley parkrun no 64

Our run report is finally back after a summer holiday! I hope you haven’t missed our cheery updates about Bramley parkrun too much and have enjoyed parkrunning over the summer!

We had 141 runners this week – well done to all for completing the course whether you ran, walked or crawled!  There were lots of new faces, with 7 participants who were new to parkrun and 17 runners who were new to Bramley. This week there were an incredible 37 new personal bests, over a quarter of all runners! This week we had representatives from 17 different running groups - it's great to see runners coming from clubs all over Leeds and beyond to support our event. The largest turnout was once again from local club Bramley Breezers. Thank you Breezers for your consistent support of Bramley parkrun.

Leading the way for the men was Chris SMITH of Leeds City AC in 17:39. Second was Tim PATTERSON in 19:13. Third across the line was Jon HOLAH in 19:54 (a new PB) ofPudsey & Bramley ACLesley CONNORS of Vegan Runners was the first lady across the line in a time of 24:06. Second lady was Kathryn FIELDING, running unattached in 25:23. Third was Zara MADDEN in 26:33. All three ladies achieved a new personal best! Well done!

We received some lovely positive feedback on Facebook this week from one of our new parkrunners. ‘Today was my first parkrun visit and wanted to thank everyone for being so friendly and supportive’ We love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to contact us through the parkrun website or through our Facebook group pages (and join the Bramley Park 5k group to see parkrun photos by resident photographer Simon Cullingworth!)

Participating in your local parkrun could inspire you to try other local events. Big congratulations to parkrun regulars David SEMMENCE, Paul HOLLINGS, Paul BENNETT, Carl HEARN and Ashley GRINDROD for their performances at Go Tri Bramley Triathlon this weekend – brilliant results all round.  Next weekend, parkrun regulars Andrea WHITING (running for HOOP) and David SEMMENCE (running for The Dogs Trust) will be digging deep and running the Great North Run!  On behalf of the Bramley parkrun team we wish you both the very best of luck!

We urgently need volunteers to support both parkrun and junior parkrun (which takes place on Sunday morning and is open to 4 – 14 year olds.) There are lots of different roles from marshaling to run report writing, so if you can spare a couple of hours on either morning to help it greatly appreciated.

Each week after parkrun, we go down to The Old Unicorn opposite Bramley Shopping Centre for a well earned breakfast whilst the volunteers process the results (and make sure we have all the finishing tokens back!)  Feel free to come along, see how the results are processed and meet the team.

Well done everyone, have a great week and look forward to seeing you next parkrunday!

Rachel & Team Bramley

Bramley parkrun
Event number 64
3rd September 2016

Male placings:
Chris SMITH (SM30-34) of Leeds City AC, was first over the line in 17:39 - third time in 4 appearances.
Tim PATTERSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:13.
Jon HOLAH (VM55-59) of Pudsey & Bramley AC, was third over the line in 19:54.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Mike BRADSHAW (Pudsey Runners) 1028 pts.
David SEMMENCE (Bramley Breezers) 973 pts.
James LEACH (Farsley Flyers) 901 pts.

Female placings:
Lesley CONNORS (VW40-44) of Vegan Runners, was first (33rd overall) over the line in 24:06 - first time in 3 appearances.
Kathryn FIELDING (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (38th overall) over the line in 25:23.
Zara MADDEN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was third (43rd overall) over the line in 26:33.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Amy GREAVES (Bramley Breezers) 955 pts.
Jill JARVIS (Pudsey Pacers RC) 894 pts.
Catherine Mary GRAY (Horsforth Harriers) 815 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Jon HOLAH (VM55-59) was graded 77.89% for the time 19:54 (third overall).
Christine WILSON (VW60-64) was graded 73.95% for the time 27:00 (52nd overall).
Chris SMITH (SM30-34) was graded 73.28% for the time 17:39 (first overall).

This week there were 141 runners, of whom 24 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Bramley parkrun started on 13th June 2015, and since then 2,159 different runners, including participants from 138 athletics clubs, have completed 8,303 runs covering a total distance of 41,515 km, and there have been 2,048 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who ran in a time of 00:18:48 on 11th July 2015 (event number 5).
The male record is held by Timmy DAVIES who ran in a time of 00:16:46 on 9th July 2016 (event number 56).
The Age Grade course record is held by Peter COVEY who recorded a 82.58% run (23:21) on 4th June 2016 (event number 51).

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