Ashton Court Parkrun – Saturday 23th March 2013

23 Mar

First of all, an apology to Rich Kennington for omitting his run at Bradford parkrun from the report last week. Your correspondent is somewhat remiss in having failed to notice Rich’s temporary appointment as the West Riding’s Head of Tourism for the weekend with full media coverage including numerous photographs, interviews, reports and TV appearances

The weather this Saturday pretty much mirrored the conditions of the past few weeks; cold and miserable and with the east wind making its presence felt. This did not prevent 24 competitors from Bristol and West taking part out of a field of 148.

The conditions did not stop Barry Mills from recording his fifth successive PB. The only other PB went to Julia Belyavin who improved on her previous best at Ashton Court by 31 seconds and was also the first female finisher. (Keith Brackstone wondered where she was as he flogged a club training session up the Portway and then up and down Bridge Valley Road). An honourable mention goes to Emma Withers who equalled her PB – no doubt regretting not ploughing straight through all the puddles, or starting a metre or so nearer the front.

First timers this week were David Bedwell and Alexander Whittaker, with David getting the top Age Grading of 81.68%. Incidentally, six out of the top seven age gradings were recorded by Bristol and West runners.

Little Stoke Parkrun was cancelled today due to the course being waterlogged. At least the hills at Ashton Court enable the run-off to drain away.

Name

Position

Time

Comments

Ashton Court parkrun

Paul Jefferson

3

19:06

2nd SM35-39.

Greg Chance

5

19:12

2nd SM30-34.

Colin Traer

6

19:23

 

David Bedwell

7

19;28

1st VM55-59.

Andrew Malloy

8

19;39

1st VM40-44.

Julia Belyavin

11

20:01

PB by 31 seconds. 1st lady. 1st SW30-34.

Stuart O’Connell

14

20:26

2nd JM15-19.

Pete Mountain

17

20:52

2nd VM55-59.

David Engledew

29

22:11

 

Alexander Whittaker

30

22;15

1st SM20-24.

Carron Downer

32

22:35

1st VM60-64.

Graham Grout

35

22:52

 

Rikki Porter

39

23:09

 

Alison Engledew

41

23:16

1st VW50-54.

Noel Arthur

44

24:16

 

Emma Withers

45

24:32

1st VW45-49.

Christine Burren

58

25:27

2nd VW45-49.

Jennifer Owsley

67

26:12

2nd VW50-54.

Roger Brocklesby

70

26:37

 

Alex Leitch

71

26:37

 

Susan Campbell

93

28:52

 

Barry Mills

94

28:54

PB by 6 seconds.

Lizzi Elton-Walters

111

31;23

 

Richard Kennington

134

35:28

 

Volunteers

Paul Burgess

 

 

 

Steph Mereylees

 

 

 

Little Stoke Parkrun

Cancelled this week