Though we weren't lucky enough to get a repeat of Friday's lovely weather on Saturday, it was good to see that the wind and rain we got instead couldn't put a dampener on things - 17 of you turned up bright and early to volunteer, and another 210 took part in the running around of the park, with 40 runners this week achieving PBs - well done.
We had 10 first-timers this week who were taking part in their first ever event, and a further 26 visitors from other parkruns in Bristol and South Glos, and even further afield, who were also running at Little Stoke for the first time - a very warm welcome to you all. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Little Stoke and look forward to seeing you again in the park in the future.
Thanks also, of course, to this week's volunteers, who all did a great job of making sure event 168 went off went without a hitch. In particular, thanks to juniors Rachel and Joseph Scriven who were brilliant on barcode scanning duties and made sure I got all 210 finishing tokens back at the end.
Next week, please remember that there will be no parking at the Baptist Church on Kingsway - please park sensibly elsewhere, or better yet - walk, cycle or run if you can. But whatever you do, don't forget your barcode!
See you Saturday.
Derek da Silva
Alan SMITH • Cameron GRANT • Christopher O'DONOVAN • Craig F • Dave GUEST • David FRANCETTI • Derek DA SILVA • Ian HAYNES • Janet SMITH • Joseph SCRIVEN • Maciej BIALOGONSKI • Rachel SCRIVEN • Rebecca BROWN • Sarah THORNE • Steven GRANT • Stuart PRESNELL • Sue MYER
Little Stoke parkrun
Event number 168
26th March 2016
Robert STEWART (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was first over the line in 16:18 - first appearance.
Mark EDWARDS (SM30-34) of Bristol and West AC, was second over the line in 16:33 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
David TONKIN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 17:46.
Bridget WHITE (SW25-29) of Westbury Harriers, was first (16th overall) over the line in 19:22 - 6th time in 9 appearances.
Jessica BRUCE (SW30-34) of Headington RRC, was second (17th overall) over the line in 19:22 - was first to finish once before.
Sarah Natasha EVERITT (VW45-49) of Bristol and West AC, was third (26th overall) over the line in 20:44 - was first to finish once before.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Bryn DAVIES (JM11-14) was graded 81.91% for the time 18:09 (4th overall).
Sarah Natasha EVERITT (VW45-49) was graded 79.90% for the time 20:44 (26th overall).
Robert STEWART (SM30-34) was graded 79.55% for the time 16:18 (first overall).
This week there were 211 runners, of whom 36 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different athletics clubs took part.
Little Stoke parkrun started on 3rd November 2012, and since then 5,358 different runners, including participants from 332 athletics clubs, have completed 31,040 runs covering a total distance of 155,200 km, and there have been 6,780 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).