Run Report Event No 808 – 28 September 2019

Bushy park and the blustery day


Weather/conditions: Blustery and dry underfoot


It was a blowy day down at Bushy Park on Saturday. From deeper in the park you could hear the seasonal bellowing of the deer – mind you, there’s a lot of bellowing going on these days.



1329 runners (560 female; 700 male / 69 unknown runners)

52 volunteers (thanks, all)

203 BP first timers

30 brand new parkrunners

115 BP PBs



Milestones - congratulations

400 – Ruth HUTTON

300 – Matthew SEARLE

250 – Martin POWELL, Phil REAY

200 – Jim BUCKLE

100 – Richard SMITH, Keith BALDWIN, Mike LIGHTFOOT

50 – Stuart MANNERING, Callum STEWART, Ben DOWNE, Mark VCIKERY, Rosalind BATE, Natalie RUDLEY, Paul ENTICKNAP

10 – Sebastian ALLEN, Vivian OUZOUNIS



The following runners came back with WFAs above 80% - hats off


323 Jane DAVIES 24:09 VW70-74 93.72%
7 Gillian SANDERS 18:05 VW35-39 83.23%
1 Jonny BROOK 16:52 JM15-17 82.51%
99 Polly ADAMS 21:10 VW50-54 82.28%
3 Sam NESBITT 17:32 JM11-14 80.89%
563 Julie DRUMMOND 26:46 VW65-69 80.51%


Pics from the park – thanks to Verity for looking after the phone.


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There were a few Robert DeNiro’s out on Saturday morning – armed with cameras


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Stephen back at BP fresh from romping home in his category at Oxford the previous week


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Martin (on the left) was doing his 250th run along with friends from Bristol: Claire, Tony, Steve


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Marian, Sharon and Philip were over for the weekend from Castletown, Co. Kildare in Ireland. They regularly get 200+ there


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David was over for work from Belfast (Stormont pr) and stayed around to run BP


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The Dnata company were having their global “Dnata4good” day


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parkrun’s birthday next week, Hannah’s birthday this week


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This is Jo’s rabbit called Piellie – Hebrew for “my elephant”. He’s been down before and seemed at home among the legs and leaves


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There was a coach-load of runners from the Midlands including Kelly, Kat and Tim from Dudley, Sandwell Valley and Redditch


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The ticker…


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PB for Dermot – great effort


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Nigel and Anthony Madden from Naas parkrun – they’ve completed 47 out of the 90 parkruns in Ireland (thanks, Julie)


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The indomitable Wally Garrod – 484 parkruns


Next Saturday is parkrun’s 15th birthday – still only a teenager but growing fast.

See you there.


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