parkrun report – 14th September 2019 by Sandra BOOT

Brueton parkrun
Event number 478
14th September 2019

PBs aplenty……

The sun shone brightly on event 478 as 599 people took to the paths of Brueton Park.

There was certainly something in the air at today’s parkrun as there were a spectacular 129 shiny new PBs! Amazingly, 7 of the first 10 finishers achieved a PB whilst 5 of the PBs went to runners who had completed more than 200 parkruns. Two of the first 10 finishers have also done over 200 parkruns: in 5th place was Gareth Wainwright with a PB of 16.39 for his 248th parkrun & in 8th place Dylan Murphy with a PB of 17.05 for his 295th parkrun.

Are you keeping up???? This would have been SO much easier with a Venn Diagram!!!

Special mention has to go to Kevin Tomkinson who PB'd on his 373rd parkrun in a time of
23.16. Very impressive. Really well done.

For me, the biggest PB surprise of all was that I was one of them &; in one of the ‘special’ PB groups! Obviously, I was not a top 10 finisher…that will never EVER happen, even if all the fast runners stayed in bed, but, somehow, I managed an 18 sec PB on my 212th parkrun thereby proving that miracles do happen & once again showing that, for me, this running lark is a complete enigma. I never know how it’s going to go until it’s gone!

My unexpected PB aside, it was a day of celebration for the Boot family as my lovely husband, Steve, was completing his 100th parkrun as tail walker. Well done, my darling, I’m immensely proud of you. In the same way that I eventually plucked up the courage to try parkrun after coming each week to support our son, Louie, Steve also took up parkrun after supporting me & Lou in our weekly scamper round the park. And here he is 100 parkruns later. He said he’s going to ‘retire’ from parkrun now, but we all know that he’s not going to get away with that ‘cos Saturday isn’t Saturday without parkrun.

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5 Random numbers
This was Steve Boot’s 100th parkrun. In 100th place was Sarah Bartley with a PB of 23.13
There were 7 new parkrun club members this week. In 7th place was George De Bolla with a
PB of 16.59
There were 30 unknowns this week #DFYB. In 30th place was Peter Shacklady with a PB of
There were 45 first timers to Brueton. Welcome to you all. Of these, 31 were doing their first ever parkrun. We hope you enjoyed it & hope to see you back again. In 31st place was Steve Armstrong with a PB of 20.13.
Kevin Tomkinson PB'd on parkrun 373. In position 373 was Rahema Mamodo with a PB of 30.15

New run club members
junior 10 - Bradley MITCHELL
junior 10 - Oliver HUNT
50 - Farren JEFFERY
50 - Russell PALMER
100 - Kerry Ann THOMPSON
100 - Stephen BOOT

Your volunteer team this week
Aarav DHIR • Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Adam HAYES • Alexander HOWE • Alice JACKSON • Amol NANDRE • Andrew LUCAS • Andy JOHNSON • Ben BEDNALL • Ben WHITTAKER • Brian STEELE • Chris PLESTER • Chris RAW • Ciara GAHAN • Colin RICKWOOD • Darren JOHN • Dominic COOK • Edward TRUMAN • Elizabeth POMFRET • Freddie TRUMAN • Gail PARTRIDGE • Jo TORK • Joanne RAY • Joanne THORNTON • John A COOPER • Keith WHITEHEAD • Kevin TOMKINSON • Leanne NEAL • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Lynne DAVIS • Malcolm GRIFFIN • Mark WIGGINS • Mike COLYER • Miles HUMPHREY • Paul BENTLEY • Penny TAYLOR • Pete MAKEPEACE • Samantha EDGINTON • Sandra BOOT • Sonia JAMES • Stephen BOOT • Thomas ELLIS • Viv PAYNE • Zak CHOHAN

Solihull parkruns in numbers
Total Finishers - 751
Volunteers - 61
Personal Bests - 171
First Timers to the events - 135 (includes 39 brand new parkrunners - 30 @ Brueton, 9 @ Babbs Mill)

Official report
This week 599 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 129 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 45 volunteers:

Joanne THORNTON • Keith WHITEHEAD • Pete MAKEPEACE • Penny TAYLOR • Kevin TOMKINSON • Andrew LUCAS • Malcolm GRIFFIN • Brian STEELE • Leanne NEAL • Zak CHOHAN • Chris PLESTER • Andy JOHNSON • Darren JOHN • Ciara GAHAN • John A COOPER • Viv PAYNE • Sandra BOOT • Miles HUMPHREY • Edward TRUMAN • Alice JACKSON • Jo TORK • Thomas ELLIS • Stephen BOOT • Chris RAW • Joanne RAY • Colin RICKWOOD • Paul BENTLEY • Lynne DAVIS • Dominic COOK • Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Gail PARTRIDGE • Ben WHITTAKER • Adam HAYES • Samantha EDGINTON • Elizabeth POMFRET • Freddie TRUMAN • Mike COLYER • Aarav DHIR • Lucia EGUIGUREN WRAY • Mark WIGGINS • Sonia JAMES • Ben BEDNALL • Alexander HOWE • Amol NANDRE

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

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 male record is held by Omer AHMED who recorded a time of 14:26 on 29th June 2019 (event number 467).
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 15,253 participants have completed 146,793 parkruns covering a total distance of 733,965 km, including 23,816 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,152 individuals have volunteered 12,593 times.