Event 416 – 8 February 2020

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560 runners 35 clubs represented
28 New parkrunners 105 Set a new PB
18 First Timer Tourists 38 Unknown


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Harshad PATEL John BUCKBY Tammy PARTRIDGE-SMITH
Steve LAW Bunny KYD Steven CUNNINGHAM
Heidi CUNNINGHAM Robin TINSLEY Chris TUCKER
Terence William ALLSOPP Linda CUNDLIFFE Jon TURNER
Claire CROOK Robin DUNN David POYNTON
Hilary HOLLINGTON Debbie SHERMAN Lee SMIRTHWAITE
Holly SMIRTHWAITE Charlotte SMALL Guy FEARENSIDE
Julian RODERICK Laura MEW Emilia DODD
Matt DODD Will MEW Ethan WRIGHT
Izaak GILBERT Sarah BLACKSHAW Tara POMFRET
Mark BOWEN Adam RIDDLE Stephen KITSON
Ruby BLACKSHAW Millie ANDERSON Anna HANSON
Ben STANLEY

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Fifty-Run Club
Runner Walsall PB Runs @ Walsall
Lee PLIMMER 42 20:09
Sean WHITTON 12 22:52
Neil HALES 45 23:27
Sharon WATSON 46 29:48
Sarah WILLIAMS 43 27:57

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Most Events - Men

Runner Club parkruns completed
Mark SHEPHERD Nuneaton Harriers AC 406
Simon RICHARDS Barnt Green Chuggers 346
Jason VIGRASS Aldridge RC 332

Most Events - Ladies

Runner Club parkruns completed
Joanna BAKER-ROGERS (Unattached) 357
Nahida BEGUM 327
Linda CUNDLIFFE Walsall Arboretum Runners 309


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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 :


On This Week In History

Date First Male First Female # Runners # Volunteers
09/02/19 Unknown ATHLETE Carli BALDWIN 422 38
10/02/18 Daniel ROBINSON Emma GOULD 418 29
11/02/17 Mark BIRKETT Amy Louise SHEPPARD-TWEEDIE 244 33
06/02/16 Richard POWELL Ania GRUSZCZYNSKA 280 24
07/02/15 Kevin LOUNDES Hannah TALBOT 215 19
08/02/14 Timon SCHEVEN Julia JAGGER 173 13
09/02/13 Carson TWEEDIE Amy Louise SHEPPARD-TWEEDIE 60 10

 


Statistics:

12,953 different runners 21,070 PBs recorded
120,265 runs completed 601,325km of distance covered
1,189 individual volunteers 10,049 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
Great Yarmouth North Beach Kurt-Schumacher-Promenade, Germany
Wollaton Hall

 
The following events are celebrating their anniversary this week

In the UK Internationally
Crathes Castle (2) Rec Plex North, United States (2)
Meadowmill (2) Meyers Farm, South Africa (2)
Llanerchaeron (3) Louis Trichardt, South Africa (2)
Bevendean Down (4) Goulburn, Australia (3)
Hockley Woods (5) Invercargill, New Zealand (3)
Penrith (6) Nhill, Australia (3)
Newbury (9) Moora, Australia (4)
Bolton (9) Lady Slipper, South Africa (4)
Coventry (10) Bundaberg, Australia (4)
Letterkenny, Ireland (4)
Heron Banks, South Africa (4)
Woodbridge Riverside, Australia (4)
Toolern Creek, Australia (5)
Golden Beach, Australia (6)
Ipswich QLD, Australia (6)
Ardgillan, Ireland (6)
Rondebosch Common, South Africa (6)
Lake Mac, Australia (8)

 


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Event Position Runner Time Club
Weymouth 10 / 438 Peter DIMBLEBY 19:29 Birchfield Harriers
Weymouth 200 / 438 Lisa DIMBLEBY 27:57 Birchfield Harriers
Weymouth 333 / 438 Michael ELWELL 32:17 Midland Masters AC
Weymouth 411 / 438 Ursula ELWELL 39:53 Midland Masters AC

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.

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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/