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.

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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/