Report Event no 871 – 9 April 2022

Part of the Furniture

It was on April 9th 2005 that Charles and Camilla were married in Windsor. Apparently the gift for seventeen years of marriage is a piece of furniture. You can just imagine Charles buying Camilla a nice sideboard to cover up a damp patch on the carpet in Clarence House.

Anyway, they'd have been very happy with Saturday's weather for their wedding day, it was absolutely glorious.

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As usual, our volunteers turned up early to sort everything out for the event. Ruth and Jonny were on funnel duties this weekend.

 

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Joy, Lucy and Chloe were our volunteer coordinators this weekend, they had a busy time assigning jobs to our sixty wonderful volunteers.

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Thanks to the volunteers

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: John ALTMANChloe BAYLISJoy BELLNick BLANCHARDLauren BURKEJonathan BURSONThomas CASSIDYRuth COLERuby COLQUHOUNCarolyn COOPER-BURROWSCarol DICKINSONJonathan DICKINSONLorraine DILLAMOREChloe EAGANAva EVENSENZoe Alison FAIZCasper FINNIGANJake FOXErin GOODWINRichard GRAYSuzanne GREENBryan HEPNARHeather HODGEEmilie HOWESMargaret INGHAMCharlotte INGYONPam JARMANGemma JONESKatie KNOTTMike LIGHTFOOTAmelia MACFARLANEIain MACLENNANDavid MARSHALLSusie MCNICOLMandy MOOREDiane MULLENEmma May MURPHYJoseph MURPHYMartin OLIVERRichard PATIENTJan PRINCERosie RENDALLJames RIMMERAlice ROBERTSViv ROOTAnna SAVILLNick SAVILLDuncan SCOBLEFiona SCOTTDavid SHIPTONDiana SMITHLucy THATCHERHelen TILLYMike TIVNENRebecca WALLISMike WEBBFi WEBSTERStuart WITHYCOMBEAnne WOODSBill WOODSJohn P WOODS

Why not get involved and volunteer?

We always need more volunteers so please do give it a go, it really is very good fun and I promise you will make some very good friends.

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Lorraine was giving the first timers welcome this week.

 

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Mike was on Lead Bike

 

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Fiona was marshalling on the bridge with her Tour de France inspired cow bell.

 

Visitors

As always we had quite a few visitors making their pilgrimage to Bushy on Saturday.

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Esther, Joel and Alan. Esther and Joel had travelled from Preston to help Alan celebrate his 50th event.

 

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Karen, Ed and David very visiting from Horsham. Ed managed to run a PB of 18:58!

 

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These fabulous ladies travelled up from Bristol to celebrate Donna's (second right) 50th birthday. Happy birthday Donna!

 

Event 871

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At twenty to nine I was wondering where everyone was and then fifteen minutes later....

 

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Zöe gives the Run Director's briefing to our 988 athletes.

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Results

 

Men

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Young men

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young women

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Age Grading

Twenty of our athletes managed the fantastic feat of scoring above 80%  in our age grading system and Pamela Whitter managed 94.25% Amazing!

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A big thank you to Katie Simmonds who responded to our last minute appeal on the start line for a VI guide for Alan Turnbull. She'd never done it before but according to Alan was brilliant! Thank you Katie.

Milestones

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Ewen Gibson is our latest member of the 500 Club. Ewen started parkrun almost exactly sixteen years ago in April 2006. Since then he has run 471 times at Bushy and 29 times at 23 other locations including Firenze parkrun in Italy and Bois de Boulogne inParis. He ran his PB of 22:20 in 2008. Well done Ewen, many congratulations!

 

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Ewen, in the middle, crosses the line for the 500th time.

 

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'There you go mate.' Simon, a fellow 500 club member had secretly carried Ewen's 500 shirt with him and handed it over in the funnel.

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It's official, Ewen gets his token.

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David, Simon and Ewen with the all important shirt.

 

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'I don't care if your letter matches my hi-viz, you're not coming past yet.'
Nick runs a tight ship at the end of the funnel.

 

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Bryan busy scanning.

 

Post match

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Daphne and Mark Boyle celebrate Mark's 200th run.

 

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Paul and Carol plus cake.

 

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The Pheasantry was a splendid spot for post event breakfast and more token sorting.

 

And finally....

Some of you may have spotted an ambulance at the finish line on Saturday. one of our athletes, Paul, tripped over right on the line and sustained a leg injury. Happily he was out of hospital pretty quickly and is keen to get back to Bushy as soon as he can. Good man. We would like to extend our best wishes to Paul and his family and also say a big thank you to the attending ambulance crew who were fantastic and also to the doctor who stopped to help him literally as she was about to cross the line! Doctor Wendy is one of our regular parkrunners and didn't seem to mind that she eventually got a token about twenty minutes after she finished!

Many thanks and see you Saturday.

Duncan

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