Ashton Court Parkrun – Saturday 1st September 2012

There were perfect conditions again this week, same as last week, but his time eight runners achieved PBs; out of a total of twenty-five from Bristol and West.

In particular three performances stand out. Noel Arthur and Rikki Porter both broke their previous PBs by big margins for the second time in three weeks. However this week’s Performance of the week goes to Karen Watson, who beat her previous PB, set 52 weeks ago in September 2011, by 40 seconds.

This week was also the final Run Bristol event (Jaffa cakes, bananas and Keith Brackstone).  This also featured pacers – runners going round in a pre-determined time and hopefully dragging a few people with them.

One anonymous Bristol and West runner was somewhat disconcerted to be overtaken at approx. 4km by the 27 minute pacer. This prompted our man to go a bit quicker and overtake the pacer. The final time for the B&W chap showed that he must have done the final 1km at about 4 minute mile pace.  These pacers are the experts after all; and can gauge their time to the second!

Finally, no problems with complicated technology such as lead bikes at Ashton Court. Roger Brocklesby has just been watching Jonny Brownlee being guided onto the wrong course by the official cyclist he was following. Was this an anti-Yorkshire trick dreamt up by the scheming Scandinavians?

Name

Position

Time

Comments

Mark Edwards

2

18:20

PB by 2nd overall. 1st SM25-29

Robin Dallman

8

19:21

2nd SM25-29

Pete Mountain

10

19:35

1st VM55-59

Andrew Malloy

12

19:41

1st SM35-39

Neil Scholes

13

19:42

2nd VM45-49

Gary Jennings

18

20:01

PB by 4 seconds. 3rd PB in 4 run.  2nd VM55-59

Dave Jones

25

20:54

PB by 8 seconds.

David Engledew

27

21:08

2nd VM50-54

Sarah Everitt

29

21:10

3rd lady. 1st VW45-49

Andrew Wright

35

21:28

PB by 5 seconds.

Rikki Porter

37

21;35

PB by 41 seconds.

Tom Burgess

44

22:19

2nd VM60-64

Rebecca Colquhoun

48

22:46

PB by 5 seconds. 2nd SW25-29

Carron Downer

49

22:47

 

Jacob Butterly

52

23:09

 

Noel Arthur

61

23:33

PB by 20 seconds.

Alison Engledew

72

24:34

1st VW50-54

Emma Withers

84

25:04

1st VW40-44

Roger Brocklesby

85

25:12

 

Karen Watson

127

27;21

PB by 40 seconds.

Bev Campbell

145

28:41

 

Andrew Butterly

171

30:45

 

Paul Burgess

172

30:47

 

Debbie Riddiford

184

31:25

 

Martin Riddiford

220

35:39

 

Cambridge Parkrun

Julia Belyavin

40

20:35

1st lady. 1st SW30-34