Ashton Court Parkrun – Saturday 12th January 2013

 

 

At 8.50 a.m. Ashton Court looked fairly desolate with only a handful of runners present. Five minutes later 184 runners assembled for the briefing of which twenty-eight were from Bristol and West AC.

The weather was pretty dire. It was barely daylight. There was steady rain and a gusty north easterly wind was blowing

Pride of place this week should go to the marshals, including eight from Bristol and West. It was great to hear the encouragement from these unidentifiable muffled figures around the course.

Marie Kirton and Julia Belyavin were first and second respectively in the ladies’ competition, with Julia achieving a PB, her first since June last year. Showing she is building on her excellent race at last week’s South-West cross-coountry championships at Bicton Park.

There were another four PBs for Bristol & West runners; attained by Kin Cheung, Kevin Stokes, Elinor Cross and Mathew Payne, Mathew is awarded the Performance of the Week for knocking 23 seconds for his previous best and on his 13th appearance at Ashton Court………………and he was wearing a club vest.

An honourable mention goes to Emma Withers who had mixed results in her last run in the VW40-44 category………….don’t mention the birthday. Emma won the age category but missed out on a PB by one second (a moral victory in the less than advantageous conditions). She will no doubt take due cognisance of all the helpful advice that she received. Find a big bloke to help her get to the front at the start. Then find an even bigger and faster bloke and use him as a windshield for most of the run.

Finally congratulations to Debbie Riddiford and Pete Mountain on completing 50 Parkruns and earning the ubiquitous red tee shirt. Debbie deserves a special mention, having run the whole lot at Ashton Court.

 

Name

Position

Time

Comments

Ashton Court Parkrun

Paul Jefferson

5

19:24

2nd SM35-39.

Marie Kirton

14

20:22

1st lady. 1st SW30-34

Julia Belyavin

15

20:32

2nd lady. PB by 7 seconds. 2nd SW30-34.

Mohamed Osman

16

20:35

 

Pete Mountain

20

20:48

1st VW55-59.

Sarah Everitt

22

21:02

1st VW45-49.

Rikki Porter

30

21:41

 

Tracy Allan

32

21:53

1st VW50-54.

Nick Broker

36

22:20

 

Jacob Butterfly

37

22:21

 

Carron Downer

42

22:59

1st VM60-64.

Alison Engledew

45

23:07

2nd VW50-54.

Noel Arthur

53

23:43

2nd VM55-59.

Paolo Baesso

54

23:44

 

Rebecca Colquhoun

56

23:51

1st SW25-29.

Emma Withers

65

24:33

1st VW40-44

Roger Brocklesby

78

25:15

 

Anne Fletcher

79

25:17

1st SW20-24.

Jennifer Owsley

84

25:37

 

Kin Cheung

86

25:42

PB by 5 seconds.

Kevin Stokes

90

25:57

PB by 114 seconds.

Elinor Cross

109

27:27

PB by 93 seconds. 2nd SW40-44.

Mathew Payne

111

27:38

PB by 23 seconds.

Paul Burgess

118

28:38

 

Debbie Riddiford

153

30:26

 

Barry Mills

163

33:33

 

Martin Riddiford

174

36:38

 

Margaret Salter

194

40:00

Tail Runner

York Parkrun

Rich Kenington

146

26:36

PB by 114 seconds.

Southampton Parkrun

George Salter

82

21:39

PB by 42 seconds

Little Stoke Parkrun

Andrew Wright

26

24:40

 

Volunteers

Steph Mereylees

 

 

 

Gary Jennings

 

 

 

Margaret Salter

 

 

 

Cecilia Browne

 

 

 

Diana Kennedy

 

 

 

Graham Grout

 

 

 

Tom Burgess

 

 

 

Christine Burren