All the old excuses:……………”.I wasn’t used to the route”………………..”It was too windy”…………..”I’m carrying an injury” and a few new ones:…………….”I was saving myself for the the Jaffa Cakes at the Run Bristol event”…………………….were in evidence as the Ashton Court parkrun was held on the reserve course due to the Bikefest being held at the top of the hill.
On a sunny morning, albeit still windy, but well below the levels of the previous day’s gale, 22 club members returned results. Statistical highlights were few and far between with only one PB being achieved – by Andrew Malloy. However club members still maintained their overall positions on the various leader boards.
Tom Morris made it three wins out of three runs at Ashton Court. On each of these occasions he has had Robin Dallman hard on his heels. Robin is catching up fast and has now cut the deficit from 42 seconds down to 12 seconds. Paul Burgess made his comeback from injury and there were also 2012 first appearances from Emma Bowers and Tamas Szikszay
Performance of the Week – a unanimous decision by your voting panel after minimal discussion – Andrew Malloy the only Bristol & West PB of the day.
Tom Morris 17:29 1st overall. 1st SM30-34 3rd age graded performance
Robin Dallman 17:37 2nd overall 1st SM25-29
Pete Mountain 19:55 1st VM55-59 1st age graded performance
Greg Chance 19:56
Andrew Malloy 20:33 PB by 6 seconds. 1st SM35-39
Julia Belyavin 21:25 1st lady 1st SW 30-34
Tracy Allan 22:25 3rd lady 1st VW 50-54. 2nd age graded performance
Tamas Szikszay 22:35
Alex Leitch 22:37
David Engledew 22:47
Jacob Butterly 23:15
Emma Bowers 23:25
Helen Brookes 24:05 1st SW 25-29
Roger Brocklesby 25:06
Alison Engledew 25:31
Emma Withers 25:49 1st VW40-44
Andy Butterly 28:14
Sarah Everitt 28:14 1st VW45-49
Sue Campbell 29:45
Bev Campbell 30:38
Debbie Riddiford 30:50
Paul Burgess 34:52
Three Club members, Carron Downer, Colin Traer and Martin Riddiford volunteered as marshals.
At the Cambridge Parkrun Becci Colquhoun ran 22:53 to take 2 seconds off her PB at the Ashton Court run.
All Bristol & West parkrunners are reminded that there will be a trip to the Southwick parkrun near Trowbridge on Saturday 11th August 2012, when the Ashton Court parkrun is cancelled due to the Balloon Festival.
There will also be another cancellation at Ashton Court on Saturday 22nd September 2012 due to the Brisfest (whatever that is) taking place. There will be a trip to another parkrun on that date. All suggestions welcome!