It was great to see so many of you in the park this morning and to be able to explain to you in person the difficulties we have been experiencing with our usage of the park. If anybody missed our announcement this morning or yesterday's news article you can find it here. We have been overwhelmed by the support and positivity we have seen in just the last 24 hours. Please keep it coming, especially if you live in the BS32/34 area as your voices will have the most impact.
Today we had a lot to celebrate with 315 runners in the park and a number of milestones to enjoy. Andy Filby joined the 100 club and Carl Fivey, Dan Schofield, Adrian Schofield and Alan Graves the 50 club. The January surge of runners has continued which is fantastic to see but does put pressure on our parking arrangements. Thanks to everyone for listening to our car park marshals and helping us to ensure that we let other park users have a share of the spaces available. Don't forget we have use of the Baptist Church car park, details of which you can find here.
A huge vote of thanks goes to this weeks volunteer team:
Andy VAN HEUSEN • Bridget WHITE • Clare JUBB • Howard JAMESON • Jaya BROOKS • Joseph SCRIVEN • Liz COLE • Martin DEAN • Miia BENNETT • Oliver MURTON • Rachel SCRIVEN • Rebecca BROWN • Ryan EDWARDS • Sarah THORNE • Sophie LITTLER • Tom BARTLETT
Maciej BIALOGONSKI (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:55 - 15th time in 50 appearances.
Peter BURROWS (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 17:34.
Scott CAMPBELL (SM30-34) of Westbury Harriers, was third over the line in 17:37 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) of Bristol and West AC, was first (29th overall) over the line in 20:22 - 8th time in 38 appearances.
Nancy DINEEN (JW11-14) of Bristol and West AC, was second (30th overall) over the line in 20:27 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Anna GILBERTSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (46th overall) over the line in 21:24 - was first to finish once before.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Mark MON-WILLIAMS (VM50-54) was graded 83.52% for the time 17:48 (9th overall).
Rosey MUSHENS (VW50-54) was graded 83.31% for the time 20:22 (29th overall).
Alison ROBERTS (VW65-69) was graded 83.16% for the time 24:45 (129th overall).
This week there were 315 runners, of whom 45 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 5,058 different runners, including participants from 310 athletics clubs, have completed 29,089 runs covering a total distance of 145,445 km, and there have been 6,378 new Personal Bests.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Little Stoke parkrun Results Page.