parkrun report – 22nd February 2020 by Helen PICKERING

Brueton parkrun
Event number 500
22nd February 2020


This was a very special parkrun for all of us at Brueton. It was our 500th event, nearly 10 years after our first. On arrival, it was immediately obvious how many people had been able to wear blue as requested, to match the 500 parkrun shirt. It was a sea of blue!
We had an almost record-breaking 748 people who turned up for the occasion, running, jogging and walking the course.
The pre-event briefing was a bit different as the Mayor had come to watch and our esteemed Event Director Andrew LUCAS treated us to a bit of song, albeit with some reluctance! Brueton stalwart Sandra BOOT had rewritten the lyrics to the classic 500 Miles by The Proclaimers. Andy made a few changes to the lyrics and we simply had to share them in this run report:


Great job, both of you.

5 Random numbers
As it was event 500, in position 500 was Christopher LINNEY, one of 69 participants
to achieve a new PB. Well done Christopher!
Finishing in 69th place was Gary WHITEHOUSE. We had 92 first timers, including a group of tourists from Kingsbury Water parkrun – welcome to them!
In 92nd position was Gail AUDHALI, herself a first timer at Brueton. Gail was the 7th of 347 female finishers,
and in 347th place was Lianying CHEN.
Representatives of 45 different clubs took part and finishing in 45th
was Gareth DANIEL.

Random PB's
In 5th place was Roberto ORTOLAN in 17:40
In 105th place was Lucy BLACKMAN in 23:53
In 203rd place was Isla BARNES in 26:21
In 336th place was Louise WILSON in 29:26
In 435th place was Andrew O'BRIEN in 31:36
In 509th place was Jessica MARSHALL in 33:25
In 605th place was Sonya DURKin 35:45
In 701st place was Julie PRICE in 41:29

Random First Timers
In 82nd place was Adam WARD in 23:15
In 175th place was Matthew COTTON in 25:52
In 284th place was Luke STEPHENS in 28:31
In 365th place was Ian DAVIS in 29:52
In 498th place was Ben SHARP in 33:11
In 598th place was Freya DALE in 35:32
In 696th place was Walleed ZAFAR in 40:44
In 741st place was Ethan MILES in 49:53

New run club members
junior 10 - Amy HULL
junior 10 - Hannah CHALKLEY
100 - Andy BOWEN
100 - David HAYES
100 - Robert PERKS
100 - Wayne DESMOND

New volunteer club members
25 - Harrison HARPER
25 - Mark WIGGINS
25 - Richard SMITH

Your volunteer team this week
Abigail BEDNALL • Alice MONKSFIELD • Andrew LUCAS • Andy JOHNSON • Andy MANNING • Ben BEDNALL • Bhavya KAPADIA • Billy MCCLELLAND • Brian STEELE • Cameron BROWN • Chris PLESTER • Chris RAW • Colin RICKWOOD • David NANKIVELL • Derek LOMAX • Donna ELKIN • Ellie BOOT • Ethan DAVIES • Freddie LAKIN • Georgia HAMILTON • Harrison HARPER • Helen PICKERING • Jack PROBYN • Jo TORK • Joanne Margaret BROWN • John A COOPER • John MINIHAN • Karen RATCLIFFE • Katie PRICE • Kevin TOMKINSON • Lily PLESTER • Mark WIGGINS • Martin ROBERTS • Matthew SMITH • Miles HUMPHREY • Nadege RUTTER • Nick SALTER • Paul BENTLEY • Paul COOPER • Poppy ELLIOT • Richard SMITH • Sadie WALKER • Sally HYDE LOMAX • Samuel LEACH • Sandra BOOT • Sarah TAYLOR • Sean LYNCH • Stephen BOOT • Thomas OCONNOR • Zoe TAYLOR

Solihull parkruns in numbers
Total Finishers - 928
Volunteers - 67
Personal Bests - 97
First Timers to the events - 166 (includes 41 brand new parkrunners - 32 @ Brueton, 9 @ Babbs Mill)

Official report
Brueton parkrun
Event number 500
22nd February 2020
This week 748 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 92 were first timers and 69 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 50 volunteers:

Sadie WALKER • Joanne Margaret BROWN • Karen RATCLIFFE • Paul COOPER • Kevin TOMKINSON • Nick SALTER • Andrew LUCAS • Alice MONKSFIELD • Cameron BROWN • Andy MANNING • Brian STEELE • Chris PLESTER • Andy JOHNSON • Sean LYNCH • John A COOPER • David NANKIVELL • Nadege RUTTER • Lily PLESTER • Sandra BOOT • John MINIHAN • Miles HUMPHREY • Ellie BOOT • Helen PICKERING • Jo TORK • Stephen BOOT • Chris RAW • Martin ROBERTS • Katie PRICE • Richard SMITH • Billy MCCLELLAND • Colin RICKWOOD • Paul BENTLEY • Freddie LAKIN • Donna ELKIN • Abigail BEDNALL • Samuel LEACH • Thomas OCONNOR • Sally HYDE LOMAX • Derek LOMAX • Mark WIGGINS • Ben BEDNALL • Bhavya KAPADIA • Sarah TAYLOR • Harrison HARPER • Matthew SMITH • Ethan DAVIES • Zoe TAYLOR • Poppy ELLIOT • Georgia HAMILTON • Jack PROBYN

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 16,456 participants have completed 158,057 parkruns covering a total distance of 790,285 km, including 25,095 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,201 individuals have volunteered 13,615 times.