parkrun report – 5th January 2019 by Fiona Penton

Brueton parkrun
Event number 442
5th January 2019


The first official parkrun of the year and what an impressive turnout. 635 people braved the chill to run, walk, jog the 2 laps of the beautiful Brueton Park. It was inspiring to see so many new faces and the determination to run the course the best they could - we all have our own challenges. My challenge was to beat the kids to the finish line! I walked the first lap, then tagged teamed with Brett and away I went. Running the 2 laps before they finished walking the second. I can safely say, it was the most enjoyable parkrun I've had in awhile. Clear path, no children moaning at me, and the growing knowledge that I was going to beat the little beasties and by a good margin! Little victories and all. It wasn't about my time, or gaining a new PB, but for the shear joy of running.

Brueton had a tourist from Concord parkrun in Sheffield on Saturday, and I have decided to use their results to help me with the random stats:

5 Random numbers

118 people attended Concord at the weekend, the 118th finisher at Brueton was Tony HUGHES, with a time of 23:58.

It was Concord's 415th event, the 415th finisher was Linda Michele WHITEHEAD, with a time of 30:51.

There were 5 under 11s at Concord, the quickest in position 71, with a time of 28:28 (dam him! grr) Lorraine FRANCIS, in position 314th, also had a time of 28:28 - just shows what a busy parkrun we have at Brueton!

Concord had 29 new people to their course on Saturday, the 29th finisher at Brueton was Peter SHACKLADY, with a time of 20:21.

New run club members

10 - Joshua BRADNOCK
50 - Jason AKERMAN
50 - Samantha EDGINTON
50 - Simon RICHMOND
50 - Wayne DESMOND

New volunteer club members

25 - Kate MARSH

Your volunteer team this week

It just leaves me to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers on Saturday and in the upcoming weeks as the days get colder, as without you 635 people would not have been able to take part today.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen:Chris ATKINS, Poppy BAMFORD, Daniel BATTERBEE, Ben BEDNALL, Abigail BEDNALL, Paul BENTLEY, Neil BOWLER, John A COOPER, Sennen CUTLER, Suzanne CUTLER, Graham EDWARDS, Caroline EDWARDS, Jan HORNBY, Andy JOHNSON, Andrew LUCAS, William MAIDMENT, Andy MANNING, Kate MARSH, Aaron MCCRONE, Alice MONKSFIELD, Coralie NEWMAN, Suna OZSOY, Brett Daniel PATTEN, Joseph PEDLEY, Fiona PENTON, Elizabeth POMFRET, Colin RICKWOOD, Ather SHAH, Kate SHEPHARD, Brian STEELE, Oliver SWANN, Peter THOMAS, Kate THOMPSON, Jo TORK, Michael WHATLEY and Phil WOOD.

Official report

This week 635 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 59 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 36 volunteers:

Brett Daniel PATTEN • Andrew LUCAS • Alice MONKSFIELD • Andy MANNING • Brian STEELE • Peter THOMAS • Ather SHAH • Andy JOHNSON • William MAIDMENT • Neil BOWLER • John A COOPER • Jan HORNBY • Suzanne CUTLER • Suna OZSOY • Oliver SWANN • Graham EDWARDS • Sennen CUTLER • Michael WHATLEY • Kate THOMPSON • Caroline EDWARDS • Jo TORK • Kate MARSH • Coralie NEWMAN • Kate SHEPHARD • Phil WOOD • Colin RICKWOOD • Poppy BAMFORD • Fiona PENTON • Paul BENTLEY • Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Chris ATKINS • Elizabeth POMFRET • Daniel BATTERBEE • Ben BEDNALL • Joseph PEDLEY

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).

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 13,327 participants have completed 126,221 parkruns covering a total distance of 631,105 km, including 20,885 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,073 individuals have volunteered 11,007 times.