A quick visit


By Nicholas Tanner

156 runners, joggers and walkers turned out at Roundshaw Downs parkrun 494. The ground was firm, the temperature mild and the wind just a light breeze.

29 people took full advantage of the good conditions to record new personal bests. Very well done to all of you but special mentions go to Kirsty COTTON for running under 27 minutes for the first time, Patricia NORTON for smashing her previous best by over 1 minute, and Emma BALDWIN for very nearly matching that feat. Also well done to Lesley Down for once again breaking the VW 75-79 age category record with her PB.

Visitors Darren FRANCIS (Torbay Velopark) and Anne Marie SMITH (Riddlesdown) were not only the first male and female finishers but both scored the highest male and female age grade scores of the day (77.91% and 74.22% respectively).

They were joined by 5 others visiting Roundshaw for the first time and a further 6 people doing their first ever parkrun. Welcome to parkrun to Nathan BULL, Karen KEE, John LUI, Caroline MOSSES, Kezia RAMSDEN, and Lino RODRIGUES. We hope you all had fun and will be back for many more.

Thanks to Mark FLEMING for the chocolates. Mark ran his 100th parkrun last week, but today was has 100th at Roundshaw (his only parkrun away from home being down the road at Lloyd). We didn’t see him wave at the briefing, but Ray SAUNDERS completed his 50th run. Like Mark, Ray has only once run elsewhere. Congratulations to you both!

Thanks too to the 15 volunteers. We had a full roster a week in advance which makes everything much easier (and less stressful!). Please do let us know if you can volunteer in the coming weeks.

Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 494
15th September 2018

This week 156 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Tony GALLAGHER • Nick WHITE • Samantha PURSER • Noel AITCHISON • Paul David COOPER • Helen ELDERFIELD • Eileen LEONARD • Tamsyn DOWN • Alex MOLLOY • Max STILLMAN • Victoria LEGGE • Toby SHEARLOCK • Grace CHARLEY • Lindsey TANNER • Nicholas TANNER

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

The male record is held by Kevin QUINN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 13th August 2011 (event number 110).
The female record is held by Clare ELMS who recorded a time of 18:28 on 18th April 2015 (event number 310).
The Age Grade course record is held by Zechariah JOHNSON who recorded 94.07% (21:05) on 7th October 2017 (event number 443).

Roundshaw Downs parkrun started on 18th July 2009. Since then 5,452 participants have completed 49,360 parkruns covering a total distance of 246,800 km, including 7,392 new Personal Bests.