parkrunners Have A Spring In Their Step

Run Report for Little Stoke parkrun #166, 12/3/2016
Becky Bushnell, Run Director

It feels like there is definitely a change in the seasons afoot and it was fantastic to have such a bright, sunny Spring day. Now I'm not saying winter is over by any stretch as there was still a definite nip in the air when the volunteers started arriving ready to get everything set up for the event. Huge thanks to all those who volunteered this week and gave me a  top team to help put on Little Stoke parkrun event number one hundred and sixty six:

Bob TURNER  •  Doreen PAINE  •  Edward TAYLOR  •  Elaine GRAHAM  •  Howard JAMESON  •  Jaya BROOKS  •  John HOCKING  •  Laura SEARS  •  Miia BENNETT  •  Rachel BRAMWELL  •  Robert COLMAN  •  Ron PAINE  •  Rosamund MOGG  •  Steven GRANT  •  Stuart PRESNELL

Even though the sun was most definitely out we are still using the winter course as the ground used for the grass lap in summer is still very soft. Hopefully a few more weeks of dry weather and sunshine will mean we can move onto the summer course sometime soon but you never quite know what the weather will bring! We will check each week and we await the thumbs up from the groundsmen but it feels like Spring might just have sprung.


There was a great atmosphere in the park today and a total of 256 participants crossed the finish line. We were very please to welcome a group from the Bristol City Council couch to 5K program who came to Little Stoke for their graduation run. Congratulations to all of you, we hope you enjoyed your parkrun with us and we'll see you in the park again soon.

There was also a milestone parkrun for Kevin Cundy who has notched up his 50th parkrun (an impressive 47 of which were at Little Stoke!) to join the 50 club.

Did you know that if you volunteer 25 times there is a t-shirt in recognition of that provided by the parkrun sponsor Tribesports? If you would like to be part of the team one Saturday then please contact us on or get in touch through our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Well I think that's about it for now. Time to go out and enjoy the sunshine! For all you stats fans, they follow below.
Til next Saturday, have a great week!

Little Stoke parkrun #166
12th March 2016

Male placings:
David AWDE (SM25-29) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:14 - 9th time in 18 appearances.
Maciej BIALOGONSKI (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 16:33 - has been first to finish on 16 previous occasions.
Alan TOMLINSON (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 16:59 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Jessica BRUCE (SW30-34) of Headington RRC, was first (14th overall) over the line in 19:05 - first appearance.
Anna GILBERTSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (30th overall) over the line in 21:04 - was first to finish once before.
Nicola HOWARD (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (43rd overall) over the line in 22:22.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
David AWDE (SM25-29) was graded 79.57% for the time 16:14 (first overall).
Lutz GOTTSCHALK (VM50-54) was graded 78.58% for the time 19:04 (13th overall).
Maciej BIALOGONSKI (SM30-34) was graded 78.15% for the time 16:33 (second overall).

This week there were 256 runners, of whom 52 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different athletics clubs took part.

Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 5,262 different runners, including participants from 330 athletics clubs, have completed 30,550 runs covering a total distance of 152,750 km, and there have been 6,677 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Charlotte Emily GREEN who ran in a time of 00:17:42 on 2015-05-23 (event number 127).
The male record is held by Patrick MARTIN who ran in a time of 00:15:13 on 2015-11-28 (event number 153).
The Age Grade course record is held by Ava DOUGLAS SMITH who recorded a 92.80% run (22:00) on 19th December 2015 (event number 156).

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