Run report for event #72 on Sunday 13 December 2015

Last Sunday saw a visit and mini-takeover of the volunteer roster by some of the core team from the forthcoming Chippenham junior parkrun, giving them some first-hand experience of how things work and how much fun is to be had at junior parkrun! They will be starting in a few weeks' time, giving you one more option for a bit of junior tourism. Thanks for coming, folks, and best of luck with your new baby :)

Thanks too to the rest of my volunteer team, which, with the Chippenham lot, comprised Louisa AQUILINA, Lynda BENNETT, Simon BENNETT, Yinhe GONE, Nicola JAMES, Lu LANDYMORE, Josephine LILLYWHITE, Christian LILLYWHITE, Karen LILLYWHITE, Jing Qin LIN, Julia MADDOCKS, Andrew MARSHFIELD, Ruth Elinor MEDCROFT, Isobel Grace MEDCROFT, Stuart PRESNELL, Emma SHEPHERD, Liz SWEET, Ben SWEET, Stuart WILKIE, Llifon WILLIAMS, Rhian WITHAM and Winston WITHAM, for filling the roster before the weekend - this is really helpful!

Speaking of which, as I mentioned in my run brief, there will be a few changes in the new year, starting from event 76 on 10 January (the first one after start of the school term):

  • We must have a full volunteer roster by noon on Saturday in order to go ahead with the event on Sunday. We will cancel if this is not achieved. Of course, no one wants to see an event cancelled, but we hope it will never come to that. As grateful as we are to those who have volunteered on the day in the past, and as understanding as we are that it is difficult for some to know whether they'll be coming, we have decided to be strict about this (just as we are for the no barcode, no time rule) so that the run director on the day can concentrate on making the event go smoothly, rather than recruiting volunteers and checking if they're registered etc. It will be a massive help if you could opt-in to our volunteer appeal emails, if you haven't already, which you can do on this page (you'll probably need to log in with your parkrun barcode; if you don't have a password yet, read the notes under the login box!).
  • The run brief will take place by the start line, which is currently (for the winter course) at the top end of the park by the leisure centre and Aretians rugby club. This will allow us to move swiftly from the important safety messages and announcements, to wristband presentations, to the warm-up and straight on to the run, rather than it being broken up by a mass walk from one end of the park to the other. There will be marshals in the car park to point runners and parents in the right direction when they arrive. Please try and be at the start line for 8:50am so that we can aim to get the run going as close to 9:00am as possible.

Until next time, here are the stats...

Little Stoke Junior parkrun
Event number 72
13th December 2015

Male placings:
Rohan ARCHER (JM11-14) of Chippenham Harriers, was first (second overall) over the line in 07:46 - first time in 2 appearances.
Thomas DARTON (JM10) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 08:16.
William DOBBINS (JM10) (Unattached) was third (4th overall) over the line in 09:06 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Harriet LAMBE (JW11-14) of Frampton Cotterell Harriers, was first (first overall) over the line in 07:24 - 31st time in 31 appearances.
Caitlin WITHAM (JW10) (Unattached) was second (7th overall) over the line in 09:37.
Evie TAYLOR (JW10) of Frampton Cotterell Harriers, was third (8th overall) over the line in 09:43 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Harriet LAMBE (JW11-14) was graded 76.88% for the time 07:24 (first overall).
Thomas DARTON (JM10) was graded 75.33% for the time 08:16 (third overall).
Charley GRIMWOOD (JM10) was graded 71.76% for the time 09:32 (6th overall).

This week there were 59 runners, of whom 5 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke Junior parkrun started on 29th June 2014, and since then 1,044 different runners, including participants from 25 athletics clubs, have completed 5,826 runs covering a total distance of 11,652 km, and there have been 1,325 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Harriet LAMBE who ran in a time of 00:07:12 on 2015-06-07 (event number 47).
The male record is held by Luke DAVIES who ran in a time of 00:06:23 on 2014-09-28 (event number 13).
The Age Grade course record is held by Luke DAVIES who recorded a 83.14% run (06:23) on 28th September 2014 (event number 13).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Little Stoke Junior parkrun Results Page.

Ian Shepherd
Event Director