Festive Arrangements – 2019/20

If you want to know exactly how many days are left to go until Christmas, Robin will be more than happy to let you know, but it's near enough to confirm our arrangements so you can get planning.

  • Saturdays at 9am will continue as normal.
  • There WILL be an extra parkrun on Christmas Day at 9am. If you are planning on attending this run, please bear in mind that it is unlikely that the visitor centre will be open and at this stage we don't know whether all the usual gates will be open, including those to the Grange car park. Please allow a little extra time just in case.
  • There WILL NOT be a parkrun at the arboretum on New Year's Day. However, other local events may be choosing to put an additional run on. Start times may vary between events and as in previous years, parkrun HQ will allow you to log two parkruns on New Year's Day if you wish. Please ensure you travel safely to, between and from parkrun should you choose to take advantage of an additional run or two.

A full list of UK parkruns and whether or not they are planning to put on additional runs over the festive period can be found here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/

 

Event 397 – 5 October 2019

The family that runs together has fun together as Sophie (right) took part in parkrun with Mum, Pat (left) and daughter (Phoebe)

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Photo: Sophie Ash

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438 Runners 39 Clubs Represented
17 First Timers 66 Set a new PB
37 First Time Tourists 16 Unknown (#DFYB)

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Peter DIMBLEBY Michael ELWELL Ursula ELWELL
Harshad PATEL Anne KELSALL Steve LAW
Ronald REYNOLDS Angela BEECH Emma REECE
Tracey BARTLAM Chris TUCKER Terence William ALLSOPP
Surinder THIND Linda CUNDLIFFE Garry CRADDOCK
Samantha JONES Graham JONES David POYNTON
Nicholas BRYARS Lee SMIRTHWAITE Michele SMIRTHWAITE
Natalie SMIRTHWAITE Holly SMIRTHWAITE Lynsey AMOS
Doug GRANT Chloe GRANT Tracey GRANT
Richard ARNOLD Sharon MIDDLETON Erica STEPHENS
Claire HICKEN Keiron HENDERSON Stephanie ELCOCK
Anita PASSMORE Darcy CROCKER Mark CROCKER
Sally RIDDING Nicola DUNBAR Laura SPENCE
Jim SPENCE Joanne NICHOLLS Barbara FOSTER
Jose SWIFT Bridget JONES Karl HILL

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25-Volunteer Club

Volunteer: Roles Undertaken: Most Frequent Role Undertaken:
Aliya ALI 6 Finish Tokens & Number Checker (7 times)
Vanessa STEELE 4 Barcode Scanner (13 times)

 


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Most Events - Men

Runner Club parkruns completed
Michael ELWELL Midland Masters AC 437
Simon RICHARDS Barnt Green Chuggers 330
Jason VIGRASS Aldridge RC 312

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Most Events - Ladies

Runner Club parkruns completed
Ursula ELWELL Midland Masters AC 428
Beverley Susan WARD West Bromwich Harriers 350
Joanna BAKER-ROGERS   340

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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 :

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On This Week In History

 

Date First Male First Female # Runners # Volunteers
06/10/18 Jonathan STANFORTH Zoe GILBODY 324 36
07/10/17 Mike BOUCHER Lucie LYNK 486 29
01/10/16 Adam BLUNDELL Lynne Michelle HILL 369 26
03/10/15 Luke Andrew DAVIS Penelope Jane BARBER 355 23
04/10/14 Mitch BLUNDELL Lizzy POLAND 175 17
05/10/13 Christopher FULLERTON Kate EAGLE 134 11
06/10/12 John MATTHEWS Elizabeth WATTERS 65 8

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Statistics:

12,055 different runners 20,07 PBs recorded
111,89 runs completed 559,49 km of distance covered
1,114 individual volunteers 9,316 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) on 30 March 2019
Attendance:580 on 09 March 2019

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Event Position Runner Time Club Runs
Bushy 1016 / 1838 Ade COOPER 28:08 Walsall Arboretum Runners 196
Bushy 1161 / 1838 Lesley COOPER 29:15 Walsall Arboretum Runners 190
Upton House 192 / 402 Chris TUCKER 29:22 Shabbarunners 270

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 Ron Reynolds unless otherwise stated. If you would prefer not to have your photo taken, please speak to the run director on arrival.

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/

  • Free Weekly Timed

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

 

First Timers and Record Breakers – 5 October 2019

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners

Runner Time Runner Time
Humayon JAHANGEERKHAN 23:29 Ollie DEVLIN 32:17
Jordan BOURNE 25:48 Phoebe ASH 32:56
Jordan DONNELLY 26:38 Abdul Qavi REHAN 33:44
Daniel COPE 28:30 Thomas WELLINGS 35:05
Molly COPE 28:44 Kay GRAINGER 41:52
Tom DAVIES 29:29 John MURPHY 45:05
Hannah WADLEY 30:53 Savina RAJU 45:30
Lisa WEBB 31:04 Carol DONNELLY 1:02:37
Carl SARGENT 32:15    

 
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Joining us for the first time from other parkruns:

Runner Time Runs Runner Time Runs
Glyn LANGSTON-JONES 19:31 6 Sam HAWKINS 31:55 20
Jonathan PEARCE 19:58 19 Louise BLACKBURN 33:00 7
Sergej LJUBOWNIKOW 20:56 96 Ann EVANS 33:39 20
Adam CROWLE 20:57 20 Jessica CANTWELL 34:03 7
Claire BOYES 21:31 6 Lynsey GARBUTT 34:37 24
Sean WHITE 22:01 80 Heather HIGGS 35:01 24
Daniel RAY 22:33 122 Ray HAWKINS 35:03 3
Saana KÄRNÄ 24:23 9 Dirk BAYNHAM 35:04 9
Lynne SINCLAIR 24:35 7 Katie PEARCE 35:20 31
Hannah PEARCE 25:38 31 Catherine GORMAN 35:42 3
Carrie ABBOTT 26:50 23 Jayne ROBINSON-MORRIS 36:33 44
Ellie SAKER 26:51 8 Amanda MORGAN 38:14 24
Simon BALLINGER 27:48 7 Michelle TYSON-CRADDOCK 38:15 6
Clare Michelle WESTON 28:02 72 Martina GIBBONS 39:20 18
Graham AVERY 28:19 10 Ethan HUSSELBEE 41:38 2
Kirsty SMITH 29:19 25 Sally HUSSELBEE 41:40 5
Sarah-Jane STEVENS 29:36 8 Carol RICHARDS 41:56 11
Will MELLOR 30:12 2 Jodie ROGERS 46:31 17
Joanna MCCOY 30:14 17      

And congratulations to everyone who set a PB this weekend:

Runner Time Runner Time
Adam SMITH 16:23 Catherine KNIBBS 26:09
James WRIGHT 17:33 Paul HORTON 26:14
Lee HARRIS 17:47 Mark WILSON 26:36
Rob MANNING 17:56 Jake O'CONNOR 26:52
Becki TIMMINGS 18:11 Kelly IDOINE 27:07
Kyle CORBIN 19:09 Roger BAILEY 27:16
Ali HASIP 19:33 Steven BARCHAN 27:20
Andrew DAVIS 19:40 Ryan KILLIAN 27:42
Mark JUDGE 19:44 Sofia PANZO 28:24
Richard GUNN 20:55 David ROWE 28:47
Kai TOLLEY 21:03 Helen NOKE 28:48
Jackson TAYLOR 21:34 Rachel ELLEDGE 28:56
Stephen HOWARD 21:36 Harjinder SINGH 29:39
Graeme KEMPSON 21:38 Shannon COLGAN 29:57
Philip BRAYFORD 21:44 Ann SULEMAN 30:22
Matthew WALTON 21:50 Kirit PATEL 30:42
Alexander WALKER 21:58 Graham HILL 30:45
Lewis BEARDMORE 21:59 Laura WHITEHOUSE 31:01
Zack DAVIS 22:09 Jack CLARKE 31:14
Steve CHISLETT 22:12 Victoria GASKELL 31:22
Carl NICHOLLS 22:36 Raymond KING 31:33
Julian HARRIS 23:02 Glenn CLARKE 32:04
Chris JONES 23:45 Neil CUNNINGHAM 32:48
Marc BAGGOTT 24:23 Anne LISSEMORE 33:21
Darren SMITH 24:27 Jo PAYNE 33:57
Arron DHESI 24:30 Russell GIBBONS 34:42
Ben KAY 24:33 Jan SMITH 35:13
Joe TRUBSHAW 24:55 Karen KAUR 36:44
Rohal KORPAL 25:13 Laura GARBETT 36:50
Tony COLEMAN 25:16 Moira HUGHES 37:24
Simon KELLY 25:42 Gurdev DHESI 37:27
Alex HARVEY 25:45 Georgia ADAMS 39:06
Hayden NICHOLLS 25:52 Helen TINSELL-JONES 39:08
 

Event 396 – 28 September 2019

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369 Runners 36 Clubs Represented
12 First Timers 47 Set a new PB
14 First Time Tourists 27 Unknown (#DFYB)

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Michael ELWELL Ursula ELWELL Harshad PATEL
Steve LAW Ronald REYNOLDS Steven James DARBY
Bunny KYD Pam COOPER Chris TUCKER
Terence William ALLSOPP Simon RHODES Sarah Jane TUCKER
Surinder THIND Linda CUNDLIFFE David JOHNSON
Arnia RHODES John HAYWARD Vanessa STEELE
William STEELE Judith MASSEY Roxy BABLA
Natalie SMIRTHWAITE Martin COWLEY Geoff WOODFIELD
Lucy BAKER Natasha TOLLEY Martin HARMISON
Annette COWLEY Matt TOLLEY Anne MASON
Guy FEARENSIDE Mark CHAPMAN Pat SMITH
Nicola DUNBAR Ian DUNBAR Louise NORTON
Waheed SALEEM Rhys MCKAY

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25-Volunteer Club

Volunteer: Roles Undertaken: Most Frequent Role Undertaken:
Aliya ALI 6 Finish Tokens & Number Checker (7 times)
Vanessa STEELE 4 Barcode Scanner (13 times)

 


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Fifty-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Ali HASIP 19:37 4
Jan DICKEN 27:09 49

One Hundred-Run Club

Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Nick PARKES 22:15 21
Jonathan PIERCE 21:55 12
Helen READ 28:54 89

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Most Events - Men

Runner Club parkruns completed
Michael ELWELL Midland Masters AC 436
Simon RICHARDS Barnt Green Chuggers 329
Dave PLAYFORTH East Hull Harriers & AC 325

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Most Events - Ladies

Runner Club parkruns completed
Ursula ELWELL Midland Masters AC 427
Helen LANE UKnetrunner 423
Nahida BEGUM   308

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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 :

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On This Week In History

 

Date First Male First Female # Runners # Volunteers
29/09/18 Karl WELBORN Lynne Michelle HILL 406 37
30/09/17 Pravesh PATEL Carli BALDWIN 390 31
24/09/16 Dean ANDREWS Ania GRUSZCZYNSKA 349 32
26/09/15 Benjamin BOULTER Katie ALLEN 329 21
27/09/14 Dougie MUSSON Aimee HOPCROFT 223 23
28/09/13 Nick HAZELWOOD Amie FITHERN 162 12
29/09/12 Aaron BROWN Caroline HINGLEY 91 6

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Statistics:

12,001 different runners 20,00 PBs recorded
111,46 runs completed 557,30 km of distance covered
1,101 individual volunteers 9,259 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) on 30 March 2019
Attendance:580 on 09 March 2019

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Event Position Runner Time Club Runs
Hasenheide, Germany 27 / 733 Peter DIMBLEBY 19:21 Birchfield Harriers 292
Severn Valley Country 9 / 66 Carson TWEEDIE 24:06 Cobra RC 283
Severn Valley Country 15 / 66 Amy Louise SHEPPARD-TWEEDIE 25:14 Cobra RC 309
Hasenheide, Germany 234 / 733 Lisa DIMBLEBY 26:02 Birchfield Harriers 290
Bushy 493 / 1329 Michelle YOUNG 26:02 Walsall Arboretum Runners 196
Harrogate 170 / 420 Chris WAPLE 26:12 Aldridge RC 80
Bushy 838 / 1329 Lisa ROBERTS 29:42 Walsall Arboretum Runners 46
Harrogate 298 / 420 Karen WAPLE 30:22 Aldridge RC 163
Bushy 932 / 1329 Sharon MIDDLETON 31:01 Walsall Arboretum Runners 44

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 Ron Reynolds unless otherwise stated. If you would prefer not to have your photo taken, please speak to the run director on arrival.

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/

  • Free Weekly Timed

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

 

First Timers and Record Breakers – 28 September 2019

Welcome to this week’s first time parkrunners

Runner Time Runner Time
Pamir AZAMI 25:25 Michaella EVANS 38:25
Stuart READ 28:31 Jan SMITH 42:22
Edward HARPER 28:43 Ruth NOAKE 45:07
Gurv JOHAL 32:22 Paul LINE 48:35
Kevin ADAMS 34:38 Diane O'SULLIVAN 49:21
Joanne NUTTING 35:04 Sarah PITHERS 53:25

 
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Joining us for the first time from other parkruns:

Runner Time Runs Runner Time Runs
James WRIGHT 18:06 8 Andrew WINDLE 28:06 130
Mark REPTON 18:35 53 Farsh SHAFIE 28:29 23
Dave PLAYFORTH 20:56 325 Sheila MADDISON 28:35 156
Rachel RUSSELL 21:53 20 Nick BUXTON 31:37 3
Christopher HALLIDAY 23:05 59 Emma MUMFORD 31:48 71
Amir SHAFIE 24:48 19 Stephen KITSON 32:01 4
Harmesh UPPAL 26:56 6 Gemma WHITMORE 38:32 6

And congratulations to everyone who set a PB this weekend:

Runner Time Runner Time
Toby OURY 16:40 Helen READ 28:54
Paul COUGHLAN 16:53 Stephen MURRAY 29:27
Elizabeth WATTERS 18:02 Kirsty SMITH 29:30
Ali HASIP 19:37 Alex KOYMEN 29:50
Mark JUDGE 20:32 Sarah SHARMAN 29:54
Richard GUNN 21:17 Kate FINNEY 29:56
Rowan CHAHAL 21:50 Liz FARRAR 31:04
Andy SMITH 21:51 Ann SULEMAN 31:09
Wayne REPTON 22:09 James FRYER 31:11
Nick PARKES 22:15 Rachel CLARKE 31:12
Jake HARDING 22:56 Sonya WINFIELD 31:56
Shaun HIGHWAY 23:27 Helen STANISTREET 32:02
Julian HARRIS 23:51 Raymond KING 32:03
Angela EDGE 24:41 Meena MISTRY 32:04
Alexander BRITNELL 24:43 Karnail SINGH 33:00
Robin CORFIELD 24:51 Samuel EDEN 33:36
Darren SMITH 25:00 Martin FENNINGS 35:15
Nathan JAMES 25:03 Lewis GRAY 35:49
Jane FORD 25:14 Victoria GASKELL 38:30
Caroline SMITH 25:22 Liz WILLIAMS 39:01
Kara NICHOLLS 25:42 Alan VICKERY 44:37
Ben KAY 25:44 Hillary W-MINTO 47:11
Cameron DINGLE 26:23 Hema PATEL 47:13
Lee FORD 26:49    
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