Event number 485
2nd November 2019
This week 235 people ran, jogged and walked the course. You’ll notice that’s a lot
lower than usual, hardly surprising given the miserable weather and the small matter
of England playing in the Rugby World Cup final. (The less said about the result, the
better, so I’ll move on now…)
I was not one of those present, as I was searching the streets of Manhattan at 5am for
an Irish bar which was showing the match. I was in New York to run my first ever
marathon on Sunday. I’ve been training for months and was aiming for a time of 4:30
but was struggling to maintain the pace required on my long runs. Even a somewhat
slower time went out the window when I sprained my ankle two months to the day
before the race. I was immediately worried that I wouldn’t be able to make the
marathon but following advice from my physio I was able to go. Given that I hadn’t
run further than 4.5 miles since August I was amazed to be able to get round the
course without stopping or walking, albeit a lot slower than I would have liked. A
great race with incredible crowd support! I hope to be back at parkrun in the next
couple of weeks.
Speaking of parkrun, Saturday saw 10 were first timers and 19 participants recorded
new Personal Bests.
5 Random numbers
Representatives of 20 different clubs took part and in 20th place was Andrew KARR.
Andrew has run 61 parkruns and finishing in 61st was Katie STEAD. There were 19
new Personal Bests and in 19th was Graham WYNNE. Graham has run 223 parkruns
and in 223rd place was an UNKNOWN runner. Don’t forget your barcode folks! There
were 45 fantastic volunteers standing out in the rain (not me, I was asleep in New
York – the advantage of being the run report writer!) and in 45th was Garfield
New run club members
50 - Stephanie COOMBS
100 - Louise MCEVOY
250 - Jenni TOMKINSON
New volunteer club members
25 - Caroline ATKINS
25 - Julie BROOKS
Your volunteer team this week
Abigail BEDNALL • Adam HAYES • Alexander HOWE • Alice MONKSFIELD • Andrew LUCAS • Anthony DUTTON • Ben BROOKS • Ben WHITTAKER • Brian STEELE • Caroline ATKINS • Chris ATKINS • Chris PLESTER • Chris RAW • Ciara GAHAN • Colin RICKWOOD • David PAULIN • David RALPH • Edward TRUMAN • Eoghan DUNNION • Harrison HARPER • Helen PICKERING • Jessica GRIZZELL • Jim MCGRATH • Jo TORK • Joel TODD • John A COOPER • Joseph PEDLEY • Julie BROOKS • Kate THOMPSON • Leanne NEAL • Linda Michele WHITEHEAD • Mark REATH • Mark WIGGINS • Paul WEBSTER • Pete MAKEPEACE • Poppy BAMFORD • Rohan BANSAL • Samuel LEACH • Samuel SATODIA • Sarah ROCK-WEBSTER • Sarah TAYLOR • Stephen BLAND • Stephen BOOT • Suna OZSOY • Thomas OCONNOR
Solihull parkruns in numbers
Total Finishers - 328
Volunteers - 60
Personal Bests - 28
First Timers to the events - 48 (includes 6 brand new parkrunners - 5 @ Brueton, 1 @ Babbs Mill)
Event number 485
2nd November 2019
This week 235 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 45 volunteers:
Sarah ROCK-WEBSTER • David PAULIN • Pete MAKEPEACE • Linda Michele WHITEHEAD • Andrew LUCAS • Alice MONKSFIELD • Mark REATH • Brian STEELE • Leanne NEAL • Chris PLESTER • Anthony DUTTON • Julie BROOKS • Ben BROOKS • Paul WEBSTER • Ciara GAHAN • John A COOPER • Jim MCGRATH • Suna OZSOY • David RALPH • Caroline ATKINS • Edward TRUMAN • Helen PICKERING • Kate THOMPSON • Jo TORK • Stephen BOOT • Chris RAW • Colin RICKWOOD • Poppy BAMFORD • Abigail BEDNALL • Jessica GRIZZELL • Chris ATKINS • Samuel SATODIA • Ben WHITTAKER • Adam HAYES • Stephen BLAND • Samuel LEACH • Thomas OCONNOR • Rohan BANSAL • Mark WIGGINS • Eoghan DUNNION • Joseph PEDLEY • Sarah TAYLOR • Harrison HARPER • Alexander HOWE • Joel TODD
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 15,510 participants have completed 150,054 parkruns covering a total distance of 750,270 km, including 24,281 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,161 individuals have volunteered 12,910 times.