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..
- 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
- The fastest man was Tom GOUGH in a time of 17:31.
- The fastest lady was Aimee HOPCROFT in a time of 17:43.
- The full list of results is at: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/walsall/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=109
- 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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The parkrunners running, jogging and walking at Walsall for the first time this week were:
|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:
|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|