Run Report, International Women’s Day – and parking update

Another busy week down at Ninesprings as we had 433 of you lovely people come and join us for the latest running of the Yeovil Montacute parkrun.

Thanks to those of you who humoured the attempt at a tribute to the late Kirk Douglas - the "I am parkrunner" video will go on to the Facebook page, for what it's worth (but wasn't quite the spectacle I had in mind - perhaps next time I will tell all of you it's happening first!)

20200208_094105We understand that we're not immune to shoe technology controversy - anyone broken sub-20 in their vaporflys?!


We have previously asked that runners coming to the parkrun avoid parking in the small car park immediately in front of Goldenstones – in order to allow parking for the people attending swimming schools.

One of our runners has indicated that the management of the Coopers Mill has asked that runners not park in the Pub car park (there are warning signs of fines for non-customers parking there)

There are plenty of public car parks around and about to park in (if you park in the large Petter’s Way car park, I’m still waiting for the first photos of someone kissing the “head” wire art piece by the Octogan!)

International Women’s Day

We will be celebrating International Women’s Day on Saturday 7th March – where we’ll be looking to have a female focused Volunteer team and ask for all of you to come dressed in purple! If you have any female friends who have yet to come along to parkrun, that day would be the ideal time for them to start!

The Run

This week 433 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 first time parkrunners and 112 of you recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.


The event was made possible by 40 volunteers:

Howard BAILEY • Taryn MONKS • Martin CHAFFEY • Lynda CHAFFEY • Noel FROST • Richard DODGE • Sandra LEVETT • Kevin Arthur STENNER • Robert EAGLE • Bob SHEPHERD • Jen SNAITH • Karen EAGLE • Lucy QUARTERMAN • Jeff WATSON • Rosemary SHEPHERD • Charlie ADKIN • Finlay CHILDS • Lisa HALLETT • Riley HANSFORD • Carol KNIGHT • Sarah QUARTERMAN • Janet WITHERS • Christine GUNDRY • Mike TAYLOR • Debora WALKER • Catherine RANDS • Emma MULLIS • Sarah BEERE • Ben STRADLING • Claire OBERTHUR • John LEWIS • Janet THOMAS • Paul SCRIVENS • Gill WETHERALL • Kelly MILLETT • Alice WINES • Thomas LEDLIE • Alan PERKINS • Isobel SHERRY • Ben ADAMS


If you are able to help at future events, please contact us on – there’s plenty of volunteer roles to try!

Well done to our Milestone runners this week – Stu Cobb bringing up his 50th parkrun and three centurions, as Paul Thomas brought up his 100th (and got his son to run his first parkrun!) whilst both Isabella Frost and Tim Moores were conspicuous by their “100” balloons – & thanks for the cake, Isabella!


Stick the balloon under your arm and sprint for home!


First runner across the line this week was Duncan Ward in a time of 17m32, ahead of Matt Thackwell (17m36) – with the third finisher being an Unknown runner (see, it remains “NO Barcode, No Time, No Exception” – even if you finish top 3!)


First lady this week was Gill Pearson, finishing in 21m35, ahead of Isabelle Whittle, who finished in a new PB of 21m53 and Eleanor Mallinson was third female in a time of 22m06.

DSC_0041Bob's new shirt gets a run out!

Watch the crowds go wild!

Amongst the many PBs this week were (of those running 20+ parkruns) Samantha Reed (32m20) Aaron Mizen (23m52) Jo Hill (27m45) Julia Farmer (28m27) Mark Burton (28m17) Alice Wines (34m29) Lucy Hillier (22m51) Amanda Wills (26m38) Rachel Moores (31m18) Kelly Millet (34m59) Hilary Knight (28m15) Rebecca Gould (31m18) Stephanie Larcombe (26m22) Christine Greengrow (29m04) Teresa Nagel (29m34) Halil Ahmet (22m40) William Foster (23m07) Nick Davies (20m46) Jeanette Vincent (25m51) Adrian Tuffin (25m57) Jason Ball (25m36) Alec Foster (25m50) David Gillard (26m13) Neal Barton (30m37) Emily Dawson (31m35) Kevin Lewis (23m50) Valerie Helliar (35m05) Roseanne Eardley (26m53) and Hilary Askew (despite being held up by me talking to her for about 2km – in an excellent 33m35!).


Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Yeovil Montacute parkrun Results Page.

The tail walkers are in - see you all next week!


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