Intrepid, or slightly mad?

It was testament to the community spirit and / or the addictive nature of parkrun that 106 intrepid (or slightly mad) runners turned up today in very wet conditions to complete a sloshy muddy course after a night of heavy rain.

Particular congratulations to Sean Gossmann who completed his very first parkrun today.  What a day to choose and we hope that despite the weather you will be hooked like the rest of us and will get the chance to join lots of dry and sunny parkruns in the future.

Welcome also to Bruce Nainby and James  Walker both visiting Roundshaw for the first time. I see you have done many parkruns in the surrounding area and we hope you’ll  come back again and enjoy Roundhsaw in all its seasons.

There were a good number of PBs in spite of the conditions, many from 2nd or 3rd time visitors to Roundshaw. Well done to Jack Burton, David White, Alex Dunn, Ben Gillham, Susan MacDonald, Lynda Cameron and Karen Harrower.

Several milestones were achieved this week. Congratulations Sun-Lai Chan on your 100th parkrun and Laila Morrell on your 50th. Also well done to Pat Walsh and Robin MacDonald who have both clocked up an impressive 300 runs.

Hope the washing machines are coping with all the muddy gear.

Roundshaw Downs parkrun
Event number 505
1st December 2018

This week 106 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Tony GALLAGHER • James2 WALKER • Warwick BILHAM • Annette HELLIWELL • Michael John Richard HIGGINS • Riaz HOSSENBUX • Hilary RANKIN • Jack BYLES • Ray SAUNDERS • Matthew GRAY • Aaron MORRELL • Daniel PRIDDLE • Robert ALLUM • Lindsey TANNER • Nicholas TANNER • Andrew MACKENZIE

EDITOR'S NOTE - Not easy going to fill the volunteer roster this week - and the rest of December looks a bit short - so please consider volunteering if you can.

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 5,595 participants have completed 50,941 parkruns covering a total distance of 254,705 km, including 7,601 new Personal Bests. A total of 516 individuals have volunteered 5,984 times.