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.

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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/