A Guest run report

Somerdale Pavilion parkrun Run Report – 13/04/19

For my very arbitrary 150th parkrun I thought it would be fun to experience the high fiving opportunities of the already famous Somerdale curly wurly course and it didn’t disappoint. There is something joyously childlike about running round in circles for no apparent reason. I was in good company as there were 100 first timers there, two thirds of all the parkrunners who ran, jogged and walked the course – hopefully they all found their way out!

So in an effort to produce ‘a report from the field’ as we ran around I asked people to describe the course in one word, well the one’s who could still speak!


So if you want a wiggly, squiggly, chocolatey parkrun in your life with a real curly wurly this is the one for you. And it’s faster than you would expect – 32 parkrunners went home with shiny new PBs, first man home was Gary Wallace in 17:27 also on his Flake (99) run and first lady (also 5th overall!) was Claire Joliffe in 20:15 with an outstanding 84.86% age grading and a new course record!!

Quote of the day “The course was great, I was rubbish but the course was great”

Thanks as always to the 18 volunteers who made the event possible, especially the super friendly marshals on a cold day to be standing still.

Eileen Hodgson




Thanks Eileen - glad you liked our course. We also had a group of visitors on a stag do suitably dressed of course.




And finally here's me having a bit too much fun. Just wait until next week then.........




Run Director
Somerdale Pavilion parkrun

Event number 20
13th April 2019
This week 158 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 100 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Dan GREEN • Steven GRANT • Eileen HODGSON • Sarah KAMINSKI • John VRUBLEVSKIS • Tina DURY • Joan GIBSON • Lynsey MILES • Harry MILES • Desmond CLEMENTS • Lesley BARRY • Georgie MILES • Donna WILLIAMS • Stuart WILLIAMS • Geoff MILES • Tom WARREN • Gill BEST • Jessica FOX-TAYLOR

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

The male record is held by Ed KNUDSEN who recorded a time of 16:48 on 30th March 2019 (event number 18).
The female record is held by Clare JOLLIFFE who recorded a time of 20:15 on 13th April 2019 (event number 20).
The Age Grade course record is held by Caroline LAVIS who recorded 87.52% (26:18) on 23rd March 2019 (event number 17).

Somerdale Pavilion parkrun started on 17th November 2018. Since then 1,286 participants have completed 2,162 parkruns covering a total distance of 10,810 km, including 371 new Personal Bests. A total of 141 individuals have volunteered 360 times.