Walsall Arboretum parkrun is cancelled on 11 July 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

parkrun rewind #1 – 19 April 2014

With no sign as to when we may be able to get together for a parkrun at the arboretum any time soon, I thought I'd delve into the archives to try and cheer people up. So, here are some memories from the third Saturday in April 2014.

The course being used at that time started at the park gates by the bowling pavilion and the play park. The first half of the lap was broadly the same, but it hugged the path around the lake rather than going up to the clock tower. Due to works being carried out on centre green, after going between the lakes, runners turned right so for a brief period, there was a two way section. Then a quick right-left-right to head up Beacon Way path (so the tennis courts were on your right) before coming down the hill behind the bowling pavilion..

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On 19 April 2014:

    • 191 people run, jogged and walked.
    • of which 12 were new parkrunners to the arboretum.
    • and 48 set a new PB.
    • 31 clubs were represented

 

 

 


Volunteers

    • Your Run Director was: Ayaaz TARAJIA.
    • Your Timekeeper(s) were: Allan HODSON, Kate WILLIAMS.
    • Your Barcode Scanners were: Ania GRUSZCZYNSKA, Matt PHILLIPS.
    • Your Marshals were: Tracey BARTLAM, Bunny KYD, Chris THOMPSON, Steve THOMPSON, Ewan THORNTON.
    • Your Funnel Manager(s) were: Steve LAW.
    • Your Token Issuer(s) were: Margaret ALLEN.
    • Your Tail Walker(s) were: John QUINN.

The photographs were taken by Ronald REYNOLDS and can be found here.


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Podcasts:

Even though parkrun is paused - the podcasts are still continuing:

      • With Me Now

Hosted by Danny Norman and Nicola Forewood (who formerly fronted the parkrun show) - https://withmenow.libsyn.com/
Walsall parkrun was profiled by Danny in episode 74 -here

      • Free Weekly Timed

Hosted by Vassos Alexander (from the Chris Evans Breakfast Show) and Helen Williams - http://www.freeweeklytimed.com/


The parkrunners running, jogging and walking at Walsall for the first time this week were:

Runner Time Runner Time
Keith BATE 20:50 John HAYWARD 30:14
Mark JESSON 21:14 Julie WEBSTER 33:09
Matthew COOK 21:31 Mark WEBSTER 33:10
George COOK 21:41 Colin MEARS 34:35
Libby DUNNE 21:58 Julia SAWYER 36:18
Matthew CHIDLOW 24:55 Rubylin MCINTOSH-SAULT 44:19

 
The parkrunners who set a new Personal Best time around the arboretum course were:

Runner Time Runner Time
Aimee HOPCROFT 17:43 Sue BAKER 26:17
Christopher COLLIS 18:31 Kate FACEY 26:24
Luke WIEDEMAN 19:31 Evan YOUNG 26:24
Michael SMITH 19:33 Emma THOMPSON 26:27
Stewart UNDERHILL 19:33 Jack COLGRAVE 26:43
Conall GREEN 19:43 Alan PEARCE 26:44
Geoff FARMER 19:52 Robert WINNALL 26:45
Nathan BAILEY 20:34 Jennifer BURNS 26:48
Clive LAMB 20:35 Hayley COLGRAVE 26:50
Nat LEWIS 20:51 Trevel JAMES 26:51
James POOLE 21:47 Isaac THORNTON 27:17
Mike POLAND 22:23 Joanna POULTON 27:30
Phil SAWYER 22:39 Andrew CORNS 27:43
Robert ALLEN 22:41 Neil COOKSEY 27:45
Jason HOLT 22:41 Terence Anthony HASTINGS 28:35
David PAGE 23:10 Martyn COLLIER 29:32
Simon GRUMETT 23:15 Emma WINNALL 30:03
Richard HAINES 23:53 Helen OWEN 30:08
Natalie BOSWELL 24:29 Sophie GOUGH 30:33
Phillip TURRELL 24:53 Sarah-Anne FITZSIMMONS 30:49
Sam JOHNSON 25:04 Wendy HERRIOTT 31:18
Richard GIBBS 25:58 Razia BIBI 33:09
Kate DELL 26:02 Alice SAULT 33:23
Rajinder NARANG 26:07 Dipika DOOKHY 35:18
 

International Women’s Day – Event 420 – 7 March 2020

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498 runners 40 clubs represented
20 New parkrunners 96 Set a new PB
28 First Timer Tourists 44 Unknown

 


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Michael ELWELL Ursula ELWELL Harshad PATEL
Steve LAW Bunny KYD Chris TUCKER
Terence William ALLSOPP Sarah Jane TUCKER Linda CUNDLIFFE
Andrew EVANS Robin DUNN Steve COLE
Gwyn DAVIES Annette COWLEY Guy FEARENSIDE
Julian RODERICK Sue REID Stuart RAWLINGS
Anne TAYLOR Helen JESSOP Steve MILLINGTON
Wayne BOOTH Izaak GILBERT Alison WALTERS
Angela POWELL Millie ANDERSON Jenson DEAN
Ben TAYLOR Joanne DEAN Ben STANLEY
Ellie DARBY

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Fifty-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
John SIMCOX 8 20:34
Shellaine BARBER 50 27:47
Steve MILLINGTON 49 28:34
Erin KIRK 39 27:42

One Hundred-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Darren FOREMAN 78 21:25

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Most Events - Men

Runner Club parkruns completed
Michael ELWELL Midland Masters AC 462
Harshad PATEL Shabbarunners 385
Jason VIGRASS Aldridge RC 336

 

Most Events - Ladies

Runner Club parkruns completed
Ursula ELWELL Midland Masters AC 453
Amy Louise SHEPPARD-TWEEDIE Cobra RC 334
Linda CUNDLIFFE Walsall Arboretum Runners 313

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Ten-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Daniel PARSONAGE 10 39:12

Fifty-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Jim SPENCE 44 25:17

On Sundays, 4-14 year olds can take part in junior parkrun, which is run over a 2km distance. The nearest junior parkruns to Walsall Arboretum are :


On This Week In History

 

Date First Male First Female # Runners # Volunteers
09/03/19 Jack GREENWOOD Becki TIMMINGS 580 40
10/03/18 Barry LLOYD Carli BALDWIN 467 39
11/03/17 Kevin LOUNDES Louise BOOKER 538 36
05/03/16 Aaron BROWN Isher MANDER 318 25
07/03/15 Philip HINCH Gemma SIDAWAY 258 18
08/03/14 Martin WILLIAMS Amy Louise SHEPPARD-TWEEDIE 206 13
09/03/13 Martin WILLIAMS Sue DAVIES 152 17

 


Statistics:

13,164 different runners 21,354 PBs recorded
122,224 runs completed 611,120km of distance covered
1,202 individual volunteers 10,163 volunteer roles completed

 

Records:

Fastest Lady: Hayley CARRUTHERS 15:58 on 13 July 2019
Fastest Man: Omer AHMED 14:12 on 17 August 2019
Age Grade: Dot FELLOWS 101.78 % (23:24) on30 March 2019
Attendance: 739 on 25 December 2019

The following events joined the parkrun family this week:

In the UK Internationally
Faskally Forest Amsterdamse Bos, Netherlands
Bolberry Down Outlook and District Regional, Canada
Trelai Park Kagerzoom, Netherlands
  Lahnwiesen, Germany
  Victoria, Canada

 
The following events are celebrating their anniversary this week

In the UK Internationally
Centre Vale (1) Python, South Africa (1)
South Woodham Ferrers (2) Phoenix Park, South Africa (1)
Witney (2) Portumna, Ireland (2)
Hogmoor Inclosure (2) Farfalle, Italy (2)
Haverhill (2) Standerton, South Africa (2)
Vogrie (3) Midstream, South Africa (3)
Elgin (4) Vandeleur, Ireland (4)
Halifax (5) Dungloe, Ireland (4)
Brandon Country Park (7) Wexford Racecourse, Ireland (5)
Hackworth (7) Castlebar, Ireland (6)
Newent (7) Albury Wodonga, Australia (6)
Guildford (8) Marlay, Ireland (7)
Walsall Arboretum (8) Parramatta, Australia (7)
Lydiard (10) Vejen, Denmark (9)
Greenwich (10)  

 


If you are a regular tourist - make sure the event you're travelling to is taking place. A full list of cancellations is here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/cancellations/ Please remember that 5k parkruns in England and Wales start at 9:00am. In Scotland and Northern Ireland they start at 9:30am. For international parkruns, please check the local event page for confirmation of their start time.


Photos:

Any photos used in this post have been taken by Julian Roderick unless otherwise stated. If you would prefer not to have your photo taken, please speak to the run director on arrival. The full photo album for this event can be found at https://photos.app.goo.gl/c2q2wWoEyLKuToPb8

Run Report:

Report written by Chris Tucker. If you have anything you'd like to be included, please feel free to contact us via e-mail facebook or twitter.

e-mail Facebook
walsall@parkrun.com facebook.com/walsallarboretumparkrun/
Twitter Instagram
twitter.com/walsallparkrun https://www.instagram.com/walsall_arbo_parkrun/

Podcasts:

If you can't wait until Saturday for your next parkrun fix, there are a couple of podcasts that might interest you

  • With Me Now

Hosted by Danny Norman and Nicola Forewood (who formerly fronted the parkrun show) - https://withmenow.libsyn.com/
Walsall parkrun was profiled by Danny in episode 74 - https://t.co/UHHOHUrTub?amp=1

  • Free Weekly Timed

Hosted by Vassos Alexander (from the Chris Evans Breakfast Show) and Helen Williams - http://www.freeweeklytimed.com/

 

First Timers and Record Breakers – 7 March 2020

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners

Runner Time Runner Time
Michelle KATTENHORN 27:25 Helen WILLETTS 36:33
Sam HUNT 30:07 Bev LALSHETA 36:56
Beau BEAGEN 31:16 Aarti LALSHETA 37:02
Andrew TEVENDALE 32:34 Hayden HOBLEY 38:08
Aidan TEVENDALE 32:40 Debbie PITT 40:30
Megan HAMPSHIRE 32:49 Jessica BILLINGHAM 40:39
Sophie HAMPSHIRE 32:54 Daniel MALL 45:42
Roxane POINSOT 32:57 Linda WATSON 47:29
Grace KAY 34:58 Pamela WALTERS 01:03:08
Cynthia MCLEOD 36:20 Mike WALTERS 01:03:10

 

Joining us for the first time from other parkruns:

Runner Time Runs Runner Time Runs
Iain ELLIS 19:32 129  Glyn HODGKISS 27:46 36 
Dean RICHARDS 20:26 122  Tim HAMPSHIRE 28:17
Rory HANCOCK 22:43 146  Vasileios LYKOUDIS 29:00
Mark NUGENT 22:58 212  Martin BARNES 29:15 11 
Thomas MORRIS 24:26 Mike J NOLAN 29:53 193 
Steven RICHARDS 24:41 87  Angie BOTTO 34:17 22 
Benjamin GODBER 24:54 44  Alison BIBB 34:40 53 
Kevin BOTTO 25:00 87  Sam JONES 35:02
Andrew BRETT 25:42 113  Jemma JACKSON 35:34
Andrew GODBER 27:04 54  Hilary GOORNEY 35:41 67 
Richard GREEN 27:11 189  Emma HADLINGTON 37:32
Stephen DICKENS 27:31 327  Lauren WILCOX 37:58
Adam RICHARDS 27:33 36  Claire SMITH 40:58
Yvonne RICHARDS 27:35 148  Emma MILLWARD 41:41

And congratulations to everyone who set a PB this weekend:

Runner Time Runner Time
Cole GIBBENS 17:10 Zakaria BOBAT 28:27
Kelly BUTLER 17:23 David ALLEN 28:40
Matt BIGGS 17:27 James FRYER 28:55
Tomos REES 18:09 Scott LITTLETON 29:01
Adam BENJAMIN 19:21 Dean DOYLE 29:09
Alan HARRIS 19:26 Tehan YEH 29:17
Nigel COLGRAVE 19:49 Michael WISEMAN 29:22
Annette BELCHER 20:04 Alan PEARCE 29:42
Carl BULLINGHAM 20:19 Rebecca ROWLEY 29:48
Richard GUNN 20:45 Rebecca STONE 29:52
Vickie GUTHRIE 20:46 Gemma GOODE 30:00
Lewis BEARDMORE 20:50 Liz HOUGHTON 30:12
Philip MURPHY 21:04 Emma LONGMORE 30:25
Andrew GIBBENS 21:08 Jamie HAYWARD 30:57
Carl NICHOLLS 21:33 Carl SARGENT 31:04
Sean WHITE 21:54 Julie CALLOW 31:20
Jayesh PATEL 21:57 Lynn VASS 31:25
Mark LAWTON 22:00 Attila SZUCS 31:32
Steve PHILLIPS 22:16 Susan LLOYD 32:21
Simon GREEN 23:00 John COONEY 32:49
Annie KIBBLE 23:04 Mark BOWEN 33:01
Adam ROSS 23:32 Bash LALLI 33:15
Mitchell TOMLINSON 23:37 Tracy GROGAN 33:49
Claire MACDIARMID 23:40 Tobie ROWE 33:57
Earl PIGGOTT-SMITH 23:41 Samantha HALE 34:02
Liz CHAMBERS 23:41 Kerry WHITE 34:10
Richard WRIGHT 23:51 Catherine GORMAN 34:14
Spencer MACDIARMID 24:14 Daljit GILL 34:23
Tony BRITTAIN 24:24 Gareth LLOYD 34:40
James GREEN 24:35 Sue GILKES 34:53
Kevin OBRIEN 24:57 Gurdev DHESI 35:08
Billy BRAY 25:23 Thomas RICHARDS 35:34
George LITTLER 25:32 Taran PATEL 35:47
Ajeet SUMAL 25:43 John Peter WALTERS 36:37
Lee SOMERS 25:46 Suzanne POWELL 36:44
Adrian HOUGHTON 26:05 Jennifer TOMKINSON 37:06
Mark COTTAM 26:21 Seth FOOTMAN 38:10
Oswell DHLIWAYO 26:32 Ranvir KANG 38:35
Tina FLETCHER 26:36 David SINCLAIR 38:50
Molly COPE 26:40 Eve GREEN 39:01
Niamh O'DONNELL 26:41 Erin CENEY 39:01
David ROWE 27:19 Daniel PARSONAGE 39:12
Heath NICHOLLS 27:31 Patrizia PARSONAGE 39:42
Chris DAVIS 27:40 Edwina RADFORD 39:44
Chris WHITEHOUSE 27:42 Rebecca HAMILTON 39:57
Steve SCRIVENS 27:44 Hillary W-MINTO 43:24
Paul SCRAGG 27:45 Carolyn SAINSBURY 44:27
       
 

A leap year parkrun! – 29 February 2020

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499 runners 44 clubs represented
14 New parkrunners 54 Set a new PB
25 First Timer Tourists 40 Unknown

 


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Michael ELWELL Ursula ELWELL Harshad PATEL
Steve LAW Bunny KYD Chris TUCKER
Terence William ALLSOPP Sarah Jane TUCKER Linda CUNDLIFFE
Andrew EVANS Robin DUNN Steve COLE
Gwyn DAVIES Annette COWLEY Guy FEARENSIDE
Julian RODERICK Sue REID Stuart RAWLINGS
Anne TAYLOR Helen JESSOP Steve MILLINGTON
Wayne BOOTH Izaak GILBERT Alison WALTERS
Angela POWELL Millie ANDERSON Jenson DEAN
Ben TAYLOR Joanne DEAN Ben STANLEY
Ellie DARBY

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Fifty-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Peter VASS 45 21:56
Darren WHISTON 47 23:34
Glenn CLARKE 49 30:36

One Hundred-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Patricia BRAZIER 93 33:11
Tony DUTTON 84 20:32

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Most Events - Men

Runner Club parkruns completed
Michael ELWELL Midland Masters AC 461
Jason RICHARDS Telford AC 367
Simon RICHARDS Barnt Green Chuggers 349

 

Most Events - Ladies

Runner Club parkruns completed
Ursula ELWELL Midland Masters AC 452
Joanna BAKER-ROGERS 358
Ruth CALDERBANK Stratford-upon-Avon AC 341

 


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Ten-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Alfie HADLEY 10 22:55
Jamie FORD 4 45:20

On Sundays, 4-14 year olds can take part in junior parkrun, which is run over a 2km distance. The nearest junior parkruns to Walsall Arboretum are :


On This Week In History

 

Date First Male First Female # Runners # Volunteers
02/03/19 Daniel ROBINSON Hayley CARRUTHERS 511 38
2018 No parkrun at Walsall
04/03/17 Steven CUNNINGHAM Lucie LYNK 429 26
27/02/16 Kevin LOUNDES Tam CALDER 306 31
28/02/15 Aaron BROWN Unknown (F) 208 19
01/03/14 Timon SCHEVEN Amy Louise SHEPPARD-TWEEDIE 170 11
02/03/13 Michael MORLEY Suzy STREET-HALL 81 13

Statistics:

13,116 different runners 21,258 PBs recorded
121,726 runs completed 608,630km of distance covered
1,202 individual volunteers 10,163 volunteer roles completed

 

Records:

Fastest Lady: Hayley CARRUTHERS 15:58 on 13 July 2019
Fastest Man: Omer AHMED 14:12 on 17 August 2019
Age Grade: Dot FELLOWS 101.78 % (23:24) on30 March 2019
Attendance: 739 on 25 December 2019

 


The following events joined the parkrun family this week:

In the UK Internationally
Knockbracken Reservoir Karpendonkse Plas, Netherlands
Itchen Valley Country Hikarigaoka koen, Japan
Chalkwell Beach Dandenong, Australia
Crawfordsburn Country Goffert, Netherlands
Wickford Memorial Bendigo Botanic Gardens, Australia
Rezerwat StrzelnicaPoland
Peppertree, Australia
Kralingse Bos, Netherlands

The following events are celebrating their anniversary this week

In the UK Internationally
Seaford Beach (1) Red Star, South Africa (1)
Lingwood (1) Narromine Wetlands, Australia (1)
Loch Neaton (1) Samara Park Gagarina, Russia (2)
Highwoods (1) Largs Bay, Australia (2)
Groe (1) Atholl, South Africa (2)
Mountbatten School (1) Claremorris, Ireland (3)
Rickmansworth (3) Calleya, Australia (3)
Sittingbourne (4) Cambridge NZ, New Zealand (3)
Cassiobury (5) White Rock, Australia (3)
Pomphrey Hill (6) Thousand Hills, South Africa (4)
Great Cornard (6) Panania, Australia (4)
Fountains Abbey (6) Studley, Australia (4)
Delamere (7) Kolomenskoe, Russia (6)
Wallace (7) Severnoe Tushino, Russia (6)
Worsley Woods (8)

 


If you are a regular tourist - make sure the event you're travelling to is taking place. A full list of cancellations is here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/cancellations/ Please remember that 5k parkruns in England and Wales start at 9:00am. In Scotland and Northern Ireland they start at 9:30am. For international parkruns, please check the local event page for confirmation of their start time.


Photos:

Any photos used in this post have been taken by Julian Roderick unless otherwise stated. If you would prefer not to have your photo taken, please speak to the run director on arrival. The full photo album for this event can be found at https://photos.app.goo.gl/c2q2wWoEyLKuToPb8

Run Report:

Report written by Chris Tucker. If you have anything you'd like to be included, please feel free to contact us via e-mail facebook or twitter.

e-mail Facebook
walsall@parkrun.com facebook.com/walsallarboretumparkrun/
Twitter Instagram
twitter.com/walsallparkrun https://www.instagram.com/walsall_arbo_parkrun/

Podcasts:

If you can't wait until Saturday for your next parkrun fix, there are a couple of podcasts that might interest you

  • With Me Now

Hosted by Danny Norman and Nicola Forewood (who formerly fronted the parkrun show) - https://withmenow.libsyn.com/
Walsall parkrun was profiled by Danny in episode 74 - https://t.co/UHHOHUrTub?amp=1

  • Free Weekly Timed

Hosted by Vassos Alexander (from the Chris Evans Breakfast Show) and Helen Williams - http://www.freeweeklytimed.com/

 

First Timers and Record Breakers – 29 February 2020

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners

Runner Time Runner Time
Philip MURPHY 21:58 Samantha STACEY 30:43
Craig CHAMBERLAIN 27:13 Amrissa MALL 31:25
William HILL 27:32 Ali RICHARDS 32:17
Billy BRAY 27:36 Mark BOWEN 33:15
Scoty DOYLE 28:12 Debbie BENFIELD 36:59
Paul MCGUIGAN 28:42 Clayton HOBLEY 39:55
Dean DOYLE 29:53 Gemma GILL 46:55

Joining us for the first time from other parkruns:

Runner Time Runs Runner Time Runs
Philip DOLDING 21:01 218 Ian ARTINGSTALL 31:05 245
Ben TAYLOR 23:10 Peter EVANS 31:13 64 
Paul ATHERTON 24:04 24 Sarah BARBER 31:45 62
Louis THOMPSON 24:30 13  Jensen GARLICK 33:41
David Graham LEWIS 24:44 207 Austyn GARLICK 33:48 5
Sam ARTINGSTALL 25:04 Amanda DOLDING 35:19 67 
Jennifer HENRY 25:15 2 Thomas RICHARDS 38:56 2
Harriet SAKER 26:31 195  Melanie ASHLEY 42:41
Mark BOFFEY 27:12 80 Steve DEVANEY 43:47 105
Ruth CALDERBANK 28:51 341  Tammy GILL 45:29
Ian REYNOLDS 30:52 55 Jacqueline POWELL 55:10 2
Joshua HIRD 30:53 Isabel POWELL 55:57
Matt HIRD 30:54 10      

And congratulations to everyone who set a PB this weekend:

Runner Time Runner Time
Liam HARROLD 16:30 Zakaria BOBAT 28:28
Ian HIGGINS 18:42 Martyn NICHOLLS 28:46
Daniel BURNS 20:51 Chris WHITEHOUSE 28:57
Richard MARVIN 20:59 William MULLEN-HUGHES 29:13
David LOVATT 21:05 James FRYER 29:17
Edward EVITT 21:19 David TAYLOR 29:18
Graham DIXON 21:22 Martin HARRIS 29:42
Sarah PALLETT 22:26 Rebecca STONE 30:18
Steve PHILLIPS 22:48 Steven BENT 30:21
Amelia HARRISON 23:17 Rebecca ROWLEY 30:24
Shigang YANG 23:31 Glenn CLARKE 30:36
Adam EDWARDS 23:57 Katie SPENCE 30:49
Sky MILETO 24:07 Gal KANG 32:21
Claire MACDIARMID 24:23 Susan LLOYD 32:42
Paul DAVIES 24:51 Sara CHAHAL 32:52
James GREEN 25:23 Matthew WELLS 33:06
Tracey MARVIN 25:37 Viraj PATEL 33:11
Lewis BURDEN 25:50 Neetu HARGUN 33:54
Robert BLADES 25:52 Victoria GOULDBY 34:19
Ian VENESS 25:54 Chris ROBERTS 34:33
Harry GILLIVER 26:29 Mary TOMKINS 34:45
Martha GRUMETT 26:33 David GOULDBY 34:50
Adrian HOUGHTON 26:53 Tracy GROGAN 35:26
David MACDIARMID 27:10 Gareth LLOYD 36:05
Sue REID 27:15 Bel MALL 38:00
Matt MOLE 27:29 Ranvir KANG 38:57
Chris DAVIS 28:18 Clare DONNELLAN 40:52
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