parkrun report 502 – 7th March 2020 by Katie PRICE

Brueton parkrun
Event number 502
7th March 2020

This week Brueton parkrun reached its 502 week, and the sun was shining for the
celebrations of International Women’s day.
I wasn’t there myself, so I joined Sherwood Pines parkrun, but I was keeping an eye on
Brueton so I could write this report.
We wanted to welcome Solihull Radio to Brueton (in the pictures), they came along, took
part then held their Saturday Sports Radio show talking to our very own Andy Lucas about
all things parkrun. I listened whilst watching the squirrels and the geese enjoying the
delights of Sherwood Forest and what a great job Andy did. You too can listen to the show



parkruns everywhere were celebrating International Women’s Day, with many of us having a selfie with a new Selfie Frame, celebrating that women are strong everywhere no matter what their story or experiences are. Women are starting to become the highest percentage of participants in running these days. Back in the 80’s only 4% of the London Marathon were women. This year around 48% of those taking part are women including myself. I wonder if this is due to the great effects parkrun is having on women and running all over the world.

61 people chose to run Brueton for the first time this week, and a whopping 94 runners recorded a PB including Gary POLHILL one of our regular marshalls who took first place and a fantastic PB of 16.53. Well done Gary.

50 volunteers ensured everyone had a safe and fun event this week including John COOPER who comes every week. I tried to count how many weeks he has done, but gave up counting there were too many, but I know it is over 350. Thank you John my favourite hug provider.

A regular parkrunner Kevin TOMKINSON took part in his 400th parkrun yesterday at Stratford Upon Avon. Well done to Kevin and little boy Benjamin who is always with him wherever he chooses to run.

5 Random numbers
This week was event 502- and my running buddy Paul JEFFREY was in position 502, Paul has run 219 parkruns
Lucy MCCANN from Centurions came in position 219- Lucy has run 132 parkruns
and in position 132 was Michael HULSE who has done 30 parkruns
and in position 30 was Peter HODKINSON who has done 6 parkruns
and in position 6 was Michael WILLIAMSON in 18:14

Random PB's
in position 89 was Mark MILLER in 23:30
in position 198 was Alex VEGNUTI in 27:31
in position 297 was Duncan HILL-BROWN in 30:07
in position 395 was Chloe CHALKLEY in 32:58
in position 499 was Smita PICHRIKAT in 36:20
in position 581 was Kulwant BANSAL in 44:36

5 Random First Timers
in position 22 was Sophie ROBERTS in 20:01
in position 135 was Ciaran SULLIVAN in 25:36
in position 217 was Alison DAVEY in 27:57
in position 315 was Ian POUND in 30:28
in position 403 was Diana SHINER in 33:19
in position 520 was Sarah CLIFT in 37:22

New run club members
junior 10 - Ethan DAVIES
junior 10 - Eva ROOTKIN-GRAY
junior 10 - Holly MARCROFT
50 - Elaine HALL
50 - Matthew PARTRIDGE
100 - Anne PALMER
100 - Chad MARTIN

Your volunteer team this week

Abigail BEDNALL • Alice MONKSFIELD • Andrew LUCAS • Andy JOHNSON • Ann HUNT • Ben BEDNALL • Bhavya KAPADIA • Billy MCCLELLAND • Blake ADAMS • Brian STEELE • Chris RAW • Claire DEELEY • Claire WILKES • Colin RICKWOOD • Daniel PALMER • David RALPH • Dawn PHILPOTT • Donna ELKIN • Elizabeth POMFRET • Esther MCGRATH • Ethan DAVIES • Georgia HAMILTON • Harrison HARPER • Helena SMITH • Jack PROBYN • John A COOPER • Joseph PEDLEY • Katie PRICE • Lily PLESTER • Lorraine Janet SAUNDERS • Louise TAYLOR • Mark WIGGINS • Matthew SMITH • Michael WHATLEY • Mike COLYER • Miles HUMPHREY • Paul BENTLEY • Paul GRIZZELL • Poppy BAMFORD • Poppy ELLIOT • Samuel LEACH • Sarah CATTELL • Sarah TAYLOR • Sonia JAMES • Stephen BOOT • Stuart CHAN • Suna OZSOY • Thomas OCONNOR • William SARGENT • Zoe TAYLOR

Solihull parkruns in numbers
Total Finishers - 712
Volunteers - 72
Personal Bests - 130
First Timers to the events - 85 (includes 50 brand new parkrunners - 40 @ Brueton, 10 @ Babbs Mill)

Official report
Brueton parkrun
Event number 502
7th March 2020
This week 598 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 94 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 50 volunteers:

Lorraine Janet SAUNDERS • Sarah CATTELL • Andrew LUCAS • Alice MONKSFIELD • Brian STEELE • Claire DEELEY • Ann HUNT • Andy JOHNSON • Louise TAYLOR • John A COOPER • Blake ADAMS • Daniel PALMER • Suna OZSOY • David RALPH • Lily PLESTER • Miles HUMPHREY • Paul GRIZZELL • Michael WHATLEY • Dawn PHILPOTT • Stephen BOOT • Chris RAW • Claire WILKES • Katie PRICE • Helena SMITH • Billy MCCLELLAND • Colin RICKWOOD • Poppy BAMFORD • Paul BENTLEY • Donna ELKIN • Abigail BEDNALL • Esther MCGRATH • Elizabeth POMFRET • Samuel LEACH • Mike COLYER • Thomas OCONNOR • Mark WIGGINS • Sonia JAMES • Stuart CHAN • Ben BEDNALL • Joseph PEDLEY • Bhavya KAPADIA • William SARGENT • 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 16,556 participants have completed 159,156 parkruns covering a total distance of 795,780 km, including 25,261 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,203 individuals have volunteered 13,711 times.