August Bank Holiday Monday!
On Saturday 182 people ran, jogged and walked the Street parkrun course, many accompanied by a canine family member. 17 were first time visitors to Street and 28 recorded new Personal Best times.
An impressive 10 people earned a mention on the PB Wall of Fame for this week (min 5 Street parkruns and improvement of at least 5 seconds): easily top of the wall was Jenny Adams in 33:49 - a huge improvement of 3 minutes and 7 seconds, followed by Tina Alexopoulos in 33:44 - improvement 1:21, Sarah Heaney 47:35 - 1:10, Tristan Foster 27:34 - 59s, Laura Thurlow 28:04 - 50s, Keith Fox 27:57 - 26s, Louis Titchener 22:34 - 25s, Heather Antonello 27:31 - 24s, Valerie Hydon 30:30 - 23s and Nicholas Lovelace 26:19 - 5s.
An estimated 30 people took advantage of the opportunity to run or walk with their dog. Owners were all responsible, keeping their dogs close and the dogs all responded with good behaviour. Like all of us, some dogs are clearly more experienced runners than others! Congratulations to Tina Alexopoulos for keeping up with her determined dog and achieving a fantastic PB. Other owners took it at a slower pace as their dog took every opportunity to stop for conversation, refreshments and comfort breaks.
Street parkrun thank Crispin School for allowing the special 'barkrun' event and dog-owners for being responsible.
In volunteering as tailwalker Rowen Bevan completed his tenth parkrun and joined the Junior Milestone 10 Club, meanwhile Evelyn Wigley joined by running her tenth. Nick Bolton, Francis Knight and Walter Morgan all gained Milestone 50, special mention to Nick Bolton who completed all 50 at Street.
The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Michelle BLACKMORE • Emma POWELL • Alice BEVAN • Karen SHEARS • Tim RICE • Lauren RICE • Alison DERBIDGE • BARNEY DORBER • Shaun RIGBY • Matthew SLADE • Sean DICKINSON • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Rowan BEVAN • Richard GANDY • John BEVERIDGE • Mike CROCKETT • Sid GREEN • Abigail LEADBEATER • Aimi DOOLAN
The photographer this week was John Beveridge who reports that he enjoyed the added challenge of canine subjects and hopes he has managed to grab enough pictures of people and dogs in focus! Do dogs always stick their tongues out for photos? A few of our favourite shots are included below, see the photos tab and click on the Street parkrun flickr group to view the full set. All pictures are free to download.
Beautifully-behaved little dog close to its owner
Tina's dog leads ahead determined to secure a PB! Meanwhile, Charlie's takes a few steps forward just for the photo
Elsewhere on the field, life continues much as normal
Thanks for joining us and well done to everyone, dogs included!
We hope you enjoyed yourselves and we'd love to see you next week, when parkrun returns to normal no-dog rules.
This week 184 people bravely faced the wind to run, jog and walk the Street parkrun course. 30 first timers were welcomed and 22 determined regulars recorded new Personal Bests (PB).
Gaining a mention on the PB Wall of Fame (min 5 Street parkruns and improvement of at least 5 seconds) and listed in order of biggest improvement first are the following 13: Top of the Wall Jo Taylor in 42:23 - improvement of a massive 4 minutes and 8 seconds, followed by the unstoppable Jacki Bailey 36:40 - 2:48, Laura Taylor 35:16 - 1:34, Darren Shepherd 29:58 - 1:05, Valerie Hydon 30:53 - 55s, Paul Quantock 31:35 - 34s, Terry Gill 25:27 - 32s, Sue Pither 29:26 - 25s, Paul Chaplin 24:32 - 23s, Colin Campbell 25:43 - 22s, Michelle Norman 27:38 - 22s, Claire Leonard 27:43 - 14s and Tristan Foster 28:22 - 11s.
Congratulations to Darren Shepherd for breaking decisively through the 30 minute barrier in exceptionally tough conditions and Jacki Bailey for a fourth successive PB and overall parkrun improvement of 15:14!
Jacqui Maxfield joined the parkrun Milestone 50 Club and Caroline Watts celebrated her Milestone 100.
The event was made possible by 18 windswept volunteers:
Martin HOOPER • Jon FORSYTH • James ANDREWS • James EKE • Isaac HOOPER • Tim RICE • Lin BARTON • Matt DORBER • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Anita FORSYTH • Nick JONES • Sid GREEN • Marion TAYLOR
The photographer this week was Sophie Hooper. For some reason Sophie hasn't caught many smiles but there are some fantastic grimaces coming into the wind tunnel (usually known as the finish funnel). See the photos tab and click on the Street parkrun flickr group to view the full set, in the meantime a selection of our favourite shots are included below:
Into wind and uphill in the second field
Battling into wind with funneltape flying!
But nothing stopped Jo fastwalk/running her way to a brilliant PB!
Meanwhile someone slept soundly through everything...
Great job everyone! Hope you enjoyed the challenge and see you next week!
Don't forget next week you can bring your dog to parkrun (one well-behaved dog on a short lead per runner/walker and bring bags to pick up your dog poo). See Street parkrun Facebook page for further details.
This week 188 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and in an impressive 46 recorded new Personal Bests (PB).
A total of 19 determined people appear on the PB Wall of Fame for this week (min 5 Street parkruns and improvement of at least 15 seconds).
Top of the wall and huge well done to Nancy Mallet with a time of 24:57 and improvement of 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Also recording improvements over a minute were Graham Watts 29:12 - 1:16, Teresa England 32.49 - 1:08 and Benedict Simpson Alexander 18:53 - 1:05. Next in line were Deborah Lovell 36:49 - 48s, Sarah Heaney 48:45 - 48s, Charlie Court 21:33 - 45s, Louise Ferguson 28:27 - 45s, Adam Hobson 19:28 - 43s, Sebastian Rusu 26:09 - 40s, Molly Grainger 32:35 - 30s, Liam Rice 23:37 - 28s, Rowen Campbell 33-08 - 26s, Darren Shepherd 30:53 - 24s, Jonathan Edmondson 18:58 - 20s, Gaby Rowe 24:47 - 19s, Francis Knight 24:45 - 17s, Steve Willcox 24:25 - 16s, Shiela Leonard 28:09 - 15s.
Congratulations to Benedict Simpson Alexander and Jonathan Edmondson for keeping up a determined pace at the front and recording their first sub 20 minute times. Meanwhile Michael Norton, Francis Knight, Gaby Rowe and Nancy Mallet all went sub 25 and Graham Watts smashed through the 30 minute barrier.
A huge well done to Jacki Bailey for running with true grit and determination to take an enormous 9 minutes 40 seconds from her previous best to finish her 4th parkrun in a sub 40 time of 39:28. What an amazing way to start her Birthday!
Organisers are always encouraged to see so many people arriving at Street parkrun on foot or by bike. Special mention to Walter and Ceris Morgan who cycle from Baltonsborough, Jacqueline Attwood cycling and Vic Millard walking from Glastonbury, regular volunteer Sean Dickinson running from Glastonbury to marshall and the Rowe family with their new bike trailer converting to a double buggy for family parkrunning together! Apologies to all those missing from the list.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Jon FORSYTH • Jacqui MAXFIELD • Margaret GRUNDY • James ANDREWS • Lisa CROSSMAN • Tim RICE • Lauren RICE • Lin BARTON • Matthew SLADE • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • Anita FORSYTH • Alistair BEVERIDGE • Mike CROCKETT • Emily KNIGHT • Sid GREEN • Elsie RICHARDS
Unfortunately there was no official photographer this week so huge thanks to Gaby Rowe and Martin Bailey for volunteering a few family phone snaps to illustrate our report.
Celebrating a fantastic birthday PB!
Arriving at parkrun with bikes and one of these means the whole family can cycle and parkrun together....
... and we have to widen our funnel!
Thanks for joining us everyone, well done and hope you enjoyed yourselves. See you next week!
Despite early dark skies and showers, 193 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 20 were welcomed as first timers.
47 people recorded new Personal Best (PB) times with 17 making the PB Wall of Fame (min 5 Street parkruns and improvement of at least 5 seconds) for this week. Top of the wall was Karen Morris in 48:11 - a whole 2 minutes and 1 second faster than before, followed by Teresa England in 33:57 - improvement 1:42, Paul Quantock 32:09 - 1:38, Tim Rice 25:36 - 1:12, Peter Hamilton 26:21 - 1:12, Adam Cox 33:20 - 1:12, Katy Jamieson 30:58 - 1:11, Lydia Prichard 25:14 - 48s, Lucy Nadould-Fry 29:00 - 43s, James Thompson 21:18 - 33s, Wayne Vowles 26:34 - 24s, Leyton Finn 22:06 - 20s, Amelie Cook 25:38 - 13s, Lara Cook 25:38 - 12s, Paul Wadeson 21:09 - 11s, Charlie Bartlett 22:45 - 11s and Jerry Musselwhite 20:08 - 10s.
Congratulations to first lady and second time visitor Nadine Brelstaff for a PB of 21:06. Worth travelling home from teaching in Thailand and joining family to take part in another Street parkrun!
Special mention to Street Strider and second timer Amanda Montague for a PB of 28:13 and fantastic improvement of 2:18. At the other end of the scale and showing that every second counts, Street Strider Molly Grainger finished in 33:05 - an improvement of just 3 seconds and Paul Kingston-Ford 22:24 - 1 second!
Clare Bolton joined the parkrun Milestone 50 Club for completing 50 events, all at Street! Jasmine Taylor, Amelie and Lara Cook joined the Junior Milestone 10 Club.
The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:
Anthony LIPMANN • Emma POWELL • Martin HOOPER • James ANDREWS • Eleanor WATTS • Isaac HOOPER • Karen SHEARS • Tim RICE • Matt DORBER • Shaun RIGBY • Benjamin HOOPER • Charlie BARTLETT • Molly GRAINGER • Sandra CINICOLA • Peter GRAINGER • Judy BEVERIDGE • Jackie RICE • John BEVERIDGE • Alistair BEVERIDGE • Jacqui KNIGHT • Isobel KNIGHT • Kim SADD • Francis KNIGHT • Mike CROCKETT • Emily KNIGHT • Richard BICKHAM • Kathryn BICKHAM
The photographer this week was John Beveridge. See the photos tab and click on the Street parkrun flickr group to view the full set, in the meantime a few favourite shots are included below.
Event Director Tim runs a PB
First lady returns to run with Mum
Great view from up here!
Racing home for the finish!
Thanks for joining us everyone, well done and hope you all enjoyed yourselves.
**** Important note ****
There is no parkrun at Street next week due to a cycling event starting at Strode College sports centre. Why not join in with the cycling? Sigma Sports Mendips Sportive. Routes of 100, 65 or 34 miles available. Or see the Street homepage for other nearby parkruns.
We look forward to seeing you again the week after!