parkrun report – 21st September 2019 by Kevin TOMKINSON

Brueton parkrun
Event number 479
21st September 2019

Report

As I was running around the park this week - going through the gates at the top of the park, just after the cobbles and heading down the hill, it got me thinking about my favourite parts of parkrun courses I have run. This part of Brueton is one of those and in no particular order, here is a few more: the “cliff” section at Gorleston Cliffs, the bridge section at Dolgellau, the out and back along the sea wall at Burnham and Highbridge, 2 laps of the running track at Dudley, along the canal at Loughborough and the downhill at Ashton Court. These are just a few – does anyone else have any favourite sections of the parkrun courses?

It goes to show however that all parkruns are different but brilliant in the same way as in they are free, weekly, timed 5k runs

On Saturday Brueton welcomed 579 parkrunners to the park. For 18 of them, it was their 1st parkrun experience – we hope you enjoyed your morning

Among the field there was:

Unknowns – 45 (don’t forget your barcode next week)
1-10 parkruns – 152
11 - 49 parkruns – 165
50 – 99 parkruns – 80
100 – 249 parkruns – 117
250 + parkruns – 20

It was brilliant so see so many blue shirts in the field marking the GP practices event at both Brueton and Babbs Mill. Look out for more special theme days coming soon.

This week there was 96 personal bests recorded.

Here is a list of the parkrunners with over 50 runs who achieved a PB this week –

Matt FALLEN - 28:17 - 51 parkruns

Martin MCCLELLAND - 26:02 - 54 parkruns

Finley WILLIAMS - 21:56 - 71 parkruns

Sarah SHEPHERD - 34:42 - 76 parkruns

Tom KIRBY - 21:40 - 80 parkruns

David HAYES - 28:53 - 83 parkruns

Shengru SHI - 22:15 - 83 parkruns

Brian MILLS - 22:13 - 85 parkruns

Polly DUDLEY-CLAYDEN - 23:10 - 86 parkruns

Lucy TONGUE - 30:25 - 101 parkruns

Stephen RAY - 21:05 - 127 parkruns

Ashok CHOWDHURY - 29:38 - 137 parkruns

Graham EDWARDS - 23:12 - 175 parkruns

Janet STEELE - 31:10 - 230 parkruns

Well done to all achieving a PB this week

First timers

42 first timers took part this week, for 18 of them this was their 1st parkrun.

Well done to all the 1st timers, hope you enjoyed your parkrun

5 Random numbers
This was event 479. In 479th position was William SHEPHERD who completed his 15th parkrun in 33:51

96 new PB’s this week. In 96th position was Jon REMEIKA who completed his 202nd parkrun in 23:37

49 volunteers this week. In 49th position was Finley WILLIAMS who completed his 71st parkrun in a new PB of 21:56

The average run time for the event (overall) is 28:09. This was matched by 1 runner this week – Fiona WATKINSON who was completing her 40th parkrun

Position number of the week = 374 – Katie PRICE who completed her 124th parkrun in 30:40.

New run club members
10 – Emma HOBBINS
10 - Georgina BILNEY
10 - Jacob WILLSON
10 - Ruby SNELLEKSZ
50 - David CAWKWELL
50 - Sarah SINGLETON
100 -Annette May JONES
100 -David DOODY

New volunteer club members
25 - Adam HAYES

Your volunteer team this week
This week’s heroes in yellow, thank you to -

Ann SPENCER-DOWDESWELL • Brett Daniel PATTEN • Karen RATCLIFFE • Alison GIBLIN • Katie STEAD • Kevin TOMKINSON • Andrew LUCAS • Mark REATH • Brian STEELE • Anthony DUTTON • Andy JOHNSON • Julie BROOKS • Ben BROOKS • Sean LYNCH • William MAIDMENT • Ciara GAHAN • John A COOPER • Jim MCGRATH • David RALPH • Caroline ATKINS • Greg HART • Robert THOMPSON • Edward TRUMAN • Allan MASON • Chris RAW • Sandra HART • Joanne RAY • Helena SMITH • Richard SMITH • Colin RICKWOOD • Fiona PENTON • Paul BENTLEY • Joseph PENTON • Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Jessica GRIZZELL • Chris ATKINS • Samuel SATODIA • Ben PENTON • Adam HAYES • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Samuel LEACH • Aarav DHIR • Mark WIGGINS • Gary POLHILL • Ben BEDNALL • Bhavya KAPADIA • Alexander HOWE

Solihull parkruns in numbers
Solihull parkruns in numbers
Total Finishers - 728
Volunteers - 65
Personal Bests - 129
First Timers to the events - 141 (includes 30 brand new parkrunners - 18 @ Brueton, 12 @ Babbs Mill)

Official report
This week 579 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 42 were first timers and 96 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 49 volunteers:

Ann SPENCER-DOWDESWELL • Brett Daniel PATTEN • Karen RATCLIFFE • Alison GIBLIN • Katie STEAD • Kevin TOMKINSON • Andrew LUCAS • Mark REATH • Brian STEELE • Anthony DUTTON • Andy JOHNSON • Julie BROOKS • Ben BROOKS • Sean LYNCH • William MAIDMENT • Ciara GAHAN • John A COOPER • Jim MCGRATH • David RALPH • Caroline ATKINS • Greg HART • Robert THOMPSON • Edward TRUMAN • Allan MASON • Chris RAW • Sandra HART • Joanne RAY • Helena SMITH • Richard SMITH • Colin RICKWOOD • Fiona PENTON • Paul BENTLEY • Joseph PENTON • Aaron MCCRONE • Abigail BEDNALL • Jessica GRIZZELL • Chris ATKINS • Samuel SATODIA • Ben PENTON • Adam HAYES • Stephen BLAND • Elizabeth POMFRET • Samuel LEACH • Aarav DHIR • Mark WIGGINS • Gary POLHILL • Ben BEDNALL • Bhavya KAPADIA • Alexander HOWE

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 15,295 participants have completed 147,372 parkruns covering a total distance of 736,860 km, including 23,912 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,153 individuals have volunteered 12,641 times.

Did you know?

Brueton parkrun now has 13034 registered parkrunners

Kevin (A190125)