Event number 460
11th May 2019
Title: You don’t have to sacrifice your run to be a high vis hero!
Is missing the chance to run what’s holding you back from volunteering? It shouldn’t. There are a number of roles that allow you to enjoy your weekly Parkrun fix and chalk up a volunteering stint. Writing the run report is one of them. Tail walkers are also credited with a run and a volunteer slot. If you’re speedy you could try a spot of bar code scanning during the peak finishing period which happens a few minutes after you’ve finished. Helping to set up before the start or clearing away afterwards is another option. Alternatively, you might fancy doing the first-timers briefing? There are plenty more I’m sure, just ask one of the core team next time you’re at Brueton or email Bruetonhelpers@parkrun.com.
Now I don’t want to lecture anyone. Volunteering is after all, voluntary. However, without our volunteers Parkrun couldn’t happen. If you’re a regular runner, I would urge you to do your bit just every once in a while.
Are you injured? If you can’t run, volunteering is a great way to enjoy the community of Parkrun and give a bit back.
Have you got a Sunday race coming up? You could marshal on the Saturday before or put yourself forward for another volunteer role.
I find being a marshal very satisfying. You get to cheer people on and see the full spectrum of parkrunners pushing themselves towards their individual goals. It is lovely to be thanked, whether that’s while you’re on the course, or afterwards if you can’t spare the breath.
As if satisfaction isn’t its own reward, you even get a snazzy purple t shirt when you’ve volunteered 25 times!
If reading this has whet your appetite to volunteer or caused a tinge of guilt, find out more on the links below. Go on, give it try!
It was a perfect day for running this morning. Sunny, dry and cool with no breeze. Well done all 639 who took part, particularly the 94 achieving PBs.
5 Random numbers
Today was event 460. In 460th place and notching up a shiny new PB was Carly Mitchell of Knowle and Dorridge Running Club in 31:40.
Today Carly ran her 2nd Parkrun. In 2nd place was George de Bolla in 18:10.
George ran his 69th Parkrun. In 69th place was John Morrow in 22:08, a new PB.
John was 64th male. 64th female was Natalie Merchant in 28:56.
64 is square of 8, the cube of 4 and the sixth power of 2. It is the smallest number with exactly seven divisors. It is the total number of squares on a chess board and featured in the title of the Beatles song ‘When I’m 64’. 37 runners in the 60-64 category ran today. In 37th place was Matthew Byatt, a first timer at Brueton, running his 5th Parkrun in exactly 21:00.
New run club members
Kay has also volunteered an admirable 32 times. Thank you!
True to form, Anthony encouraged his fellow runners after finishing in an impressive 19:24. Anthony has also volunteered on an amazing 100 occasions!
New volunteer club members
25 - Emily KING
25 - Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY
Your volunteer team this week
Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Alice JACKSON • Amanda CREES • Andy MANNING • Ann SPENCER-DOWDESWELL • Arjun SAHOTA • Ben WHITTAKER • Caroline EDWARDS • Chris BROCKBANK • Chris RAW • Christopher LOWRY • Colin RICKWOOD • Daniel BATTERBEE • David RALPH • Dominic COOK • Dominic MASON • Elizabeth POMFRET • Elspeth PARKIN • Emily KING • Georgia AMEER-BEG • Graham EDWARDS • Izzy CONNOLLY • Joanne THORNTON • John A COOPER • John MINIHAN • Karen RATCLIFFE • Karis CAPELIN • Kay ADENIPEKUN • Kerry Ann THOMPSON • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Neil LETHAM • Paula PARTRIDGE • Peter THOMAS • Phil WOOD • Rahema MAMODO • Sandra BOOT • Shubhangini CHIKERMANE • Simone MASON • Stephen BLAND • William MAIDMENT • Zak CHOHAN
This week 639 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 94 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 44 volunteers:
Ann SPENCER-DOWDESWELL • Joanne THORNTON • Karen RATCLIFFE • Andrew LUCAS • Andy MANNING • Neil LETHAM • Brian STEELE • Zak CHOHAN • Peter THOMAS • William MAIDMENT • Chris BROCKBANK • John A COOPER • David RALPH • Christopher LOWRY • Sandra BOOT • John MINIHAN • Graham EDWARDS • Alice JACKSON • Caroline EDWARDS • Dominic MASON • Simone MASON • Emily KING • Chris RAW • Kay ADENIPEKUN • Phil WOOD • Colin RICKWOOD • Kerry Ann THOMPSON • Amanda CREES • Dominic COOK • Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Elspeth PARKIN • Ben WHITTAKER • Arjun SAHOTA • Karis CAPELIN • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Daniel BATTERBEE • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Paula PARTRIDGE • Shubhangini CHIKERMANE • Rahema MAMODO • Georgia AMEER-BEG • Izzy CONNOLLY
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Brueton parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 14:39 on 19th October 2013 (event number 168).
The female record is held by Katrina WOOTTON who recorded a time of 16:20 on 12th August 2017 (event number 371), and by Hayley CARRUTHERS who also recorded a time of 16:20 on 30th March 2019 (event number 454).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sheila CAREY who recorded 97.16% (21:06) on 18th September 2010 (event number 9).
Brueton parkrun started on 24th July 2010. Since then 14,376 participants have completed 137,056 parkruns covering a total distance of 685,280 km, including 22,500 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,111 individuals have volunteered 11,781 times.