Ashton Court Parkrun – Saturday 22nd December 2012

The surprise non-appearance of the Mayan apocalypse allowed the Ashton Court Parkrun to be hastily rearranged to take place as usual. The first post-solstice morning did not show any appreciable increase in daylight, it was in fact a pretty miserable sort of day, pouring with rain, but a least it wasn’t windy.

This being the last Parkrun, before Christmas, a festive atmosphere was in evidence, with appropriate fancy dress being the order of the day, Nativity characters and various breeds of livestock were portrayed by Bristol and West club members. Congratulations to Paul Burgess for being adjudged to have the best outfit.

The aerodynamics of many of these costumes did not aid performance and times were well down on the norm. However they all seemed to affect everyone equally with club members taking up all positions from 112 to 126 inclusive. That must be some sort of record. [Keith adds: Apparently it was a Parkrun PB for a 15 person nativity tableau and they even managed a rousing rendition of Away in a Manger as they crossed the finished line (I think away with the fairies would have been more appropriate)].

Of the serious runners, contenders for the Performance of the Week were reduced, but there was one PB achieved by Matthew Krelle who was also second overall. He therefore wins it.

Congratulations to Colin Traer on achieving a PB at Southampton despite a nasty injury earlier in the week at Coombe Dingle. Colin is obviously not going to be deterred in his bid to be the first club member of the parkrun 100 club

Finally, commiserations to John Comrie of Rotherham Harriers and AC, who ran at Ashton Court; then planned to move onto the Memorial Ground to see Bristol Rovers v Rotherham United. Unfortunately the pitch was waterlogged and the match was called off at midday on Saturday. Parkrunners are obviously made of sterner stuff than the football fraternity.

Merry Christmas.

Name

Position

Time

Comments

    Ashton Court parkrun

Matthew Krelle

2

18:37

PB by 2minutes 18 seconds. 2nd overall. 2nd SM30-34.

Paul Jefferson

4

19:14

1st SM35-39.

Neil Scholes

6

19:27

1st VM45-49.

Dylan Can

17

21:01

1st JM15-19.

Carron Downer

32

23:10

1st VM60-64.

Tamas Szikszay

53

25:46

 

Omar Saeed

59

26:02

 

Jacob Butterly

77

29:05

 

Otto Kingston

112

37:49

 

Gary Jennings

113

37:49

 

Andrew Malloy

114

37:51

 

Emma Withers

115

37:52

 

Alison Engledew

116

37:53

 

Sarah Everitt

117

37:54

 

Margaret Salter

118

37:54

 

David Engledew

119

37:55

 

Rebecca Colquhoun

120

37:55

 

Henrietta Anstey

121

37:55

 

Paul Burgess

122

37:56

 

Debbie Riddiford

123

37:56

 

Tracy Allan

124

37:57

 

Noel Arthur

125

37:58

 

Rikki Porter

126

38:00

 

Volunteers

Roger Brocklesby

 

 

 

Julia Belyavin

 

 

 

Martin Riddiford

 

 

 

Hull Parkrun

 

 

 

Richard Kennington

120

27:13

PB by 2minutes 6 seconds

Southampton Parkrun

Colin Traer

11

18:59

PB by 50 seconds. 1st SM30-34

 

 

Weston Prom Run 5 miles Race 4 2012/13Series 20th December 2013

Name

Position

Time

Comments

 Weston Prom Run

Peter Woodward

1

27:20

1st overall.

Julia Belyavin

40

31:46

3rd lady.2nd SF.

Roger Brocklesby

187

40:27