Let's Get This Parkrun Done!
Whether we awoke disappointed, elated or indifferent to the previous day's election results, even grey skies and slippery conditions provided the perfect pick-me-up for those wanting to forget all about politics for at least an hour or two!
Today's 1259 field was given a boost to the tune of 83 runners due to a mob match that was taking place between the Thames Turbo Triathlon and the Ful-On-Tri clubs. This is a friendly annual gathering (you may have spotted them sharing mince pies and mulled wine after the run), and is scored by ordering all participants by finish time, with top points going to the first finisher, down to 1 point for the last finisher.
The 44 runners of Thames Turbo edged the match (reversing the result from previous years) by 1833 points to Ful-On-Tri's 1653, which was largely thanks to the 528 points contributed by 13 runners from the excellent junior section of the Turbo's. In fact top scorer was junior triathlete Jonny Brook (7th place with a time of 17:18).
Post mob-match photo of Ful-On-Tri and Thames Turbo
Despite the slippery conditions, 67 of you managed a PB today; Many congratulations to Charles Clifford who beat a 7.5 year old PB on his 169th Bushy Parkrun
Although not a PB, Shaef Shifter Tom Parmiter's performance deserves a special mention; He was celebrating his 34th birthday, and completed his 2nd parkrun since being diagnosed with a severe case of miopericarditis, which led to advise that he may never be able to run competitively again. This time last year Tom struggled to walk for 20 minutes, but his perseverance led to him achieving a speedy 19:34 today. Many congratulations!
Good For Age
Just in case you need even more inspiration, many congratulations to the 12 runners who achieved an Age Grade score of above 80% despite the slippery conditions (love this category, you guys are my heroes!)
Nancy SCOTT 17:48 83.15% age grade
Harvey DIXON 15:34 82.87% age grade
Andrius JAKSEVICIUS 16:16 82.68% age grade
Emma HARRIS 20:21 82.39% age grade
Laurence DUFFY 19:30 81.54% age grade
Mara YAMAUCHI 19:43 81.32% age grade
Judy M. NUTTING 32:51 81.13% age grade
Teresa WILLCOX 23:18 80.97% age grade
Joanne HARVEY 18:17 80.95% age grade
Euan LEES 17:41 80.77% age grade
Polly ADAMS 21:51 80.70% age grade
Ruth PURBROOK 18:28 80.14% age grade
1 Harvey Dixon 15:34
2 Andrius Jaksevicius 16:16
3 Nicholas Landeau 16:48 (New to Parkrun!)
Harvey earns the right to tread the funnel at it's least muddiest!
1 Nancy Scott 17:48 (New PB!)
2 Joanne Harvey 18:17
3 Ruth Purbrook 18:28 (New PB!)
1 Jonny Brook 17:18
2 Ajay Welsh 18:42 (New PB!)
3 Ross Hyde 19:06
1 Imogen Deakin 20:18
2 Isabel Livesey 21:30
3 Sophie Desmond 21:59
There were 125 runners visiting Bushy for the first time today, of which 23 were undertaking their first ever parkrun! Welcome aboard all, hope to see you back soon.
Michael & Colleen from Menai parkrun in Sydney
Visitors from Cleveland Parkrun, Australia
David & Jenny from Lyme Park parkrun (one of my favourite courses! Stunning views)
Visitors from Berlin & Eastbourne
From Mole Valley
Michael Holmes, Louise Stent, Orla White, Allie Short, Alan Lightfoot, Amanda Littlecott, Juliette Jowit
Louise and friends celebrate 100!
Don't forget to email Pat McGrath on email@example.com if you would like to volunteer, particularly important at this time of year when we have extra parkruns on Christmas and New Year's Day. Many thanks to this week's Hi-Viz heroes:-
Jack BENNETT, Marisa BILLETT, Phil BLUER, Tim BOWDEN, Ted BRAMPTON, Chris BRIMACOMBE, Shirley BUCKLEY, Alexander COLLIE, Lorna CURRY, Tamsyn EVESON, Paddy FITZPATRICK, Justine FOX, Jake FOX, Ray FRANKS, Janice FRANKS, Christine FRY, Amelia GOODWIN, Paige GOODWIN, Erin GOODWIN, Claude HARRY, Emilie HOWES, Ann JACHMICH, Iris JOHONSON, Jack KENNEDY, Keira KING, Jim KINROSS, Katie KNOTT, Margaret LE FRANC, Catelin LE FRANC, Selma LEE, Steve LORDE, Susie MCNICOL, Ronit NARAYAN, Meera PANCHARATNAM, Ellen PARRY, Peter REAY, Ian RILEY, Sumita SARMA, Duncan SCOBLE, Merran SELL, Wendy STOKES, Carol SWAFFER, Mike TIVNEN, Pip TODD, Michael TROTT, Karen WALLACE, James Oliver WELCH, Dorrie WHITING
Gavin & George combined this week's event with purchasing their Xmas tree! Great efficiency guys!
Many thanks to Duncan, Wendy, Orla and Ed for providing photos.
See you Saturday
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