Ashton Court Parkrun – Saturday 21st July 2012

22 Jul

Thirteen Bristol and West runners completed this week’s Parkrun on Saturday 21st July 2012. This was a relatively low turnout, no doubt due to the Towpath Mob Match on Friday evening.

On a warm and sunny morning, with minimal wind, only 2 PBs were recorded by Suzanne Dyer and Steven Emery both running in their second event. Steven wins the Performance of the Week by knocking 42 seconds off his previous best time. Newcomer Doug Booth ran 20 minutes 52 seconds for his first club run, which was 47 seconds quicker than he has recorded before.

One of the open secrets of successful parkrunning is to have a good look at the course on your first run and improve on your second effort, thereby getting a PB. The other trick is to improve by very small margins, thereby gaining a lot more PBs for your records.

Sarah Everitt has now run 49 parkruns, all at Ashton Court, so now needs only one more run to get her tee shirt.

Alison Engledew remains on 48 completed runs having volunteered this week. Other volunteers were Colin Traer, Paul Burgess and Roger Brocklesby.

All are reminded that there will be an excursion to the Southwick Parkrun near Trowbridge on Saturday 11th August 2012. Club results were as follows:



Peter Mountain


5th overall. 1st VM55-59.

Andrew Malloy



Sarah Everitt


2nd lady. 1st VW40-44.

Tracy Allen


5th lady. 1st VW50-54.

Steven Emery


PB by 42 seconds

Jacob Butterly



Emma Withers


2nd VW 40-44.

Alex Leitch



Rebecca Colquhoun



Debbie Riddiford



Suzanne Dyer


PB by 10 seconds

Andrew Butterly




Special mention must be made of Peter Mountain, Andrew Malloy, Sarah Everitt, Tracy Allen, Emma Withers, Alex Leitch and Rebecca Colquhoun – all of whom ran the Parkrun less than 13 hours after finishing the Towpath 10k.