Ashton Court Parkrun – Saturday 20th April 2013

Saturday’s Ashton Court parkrun was dedicated to the innocent victims of this week’s tragic events in Boston. Race Director Geoff Keogh gave a short address before the start which was followed by a respectful applause from those present.

This was parkrun No 100 at Ashton Court (that is #100 in computer speak) and is another milestone in the development of this splendid event. 

The century was marked by a record attendance of 268, beating the previous record of 237 set in September 2012.  Thirty-four were Bristol and West runners. In addition there were four volunteers from the club.

As next week is the event’s second anniversary, this was the final week for points scoring in the men’s and women’s points competitions.

In the men’s event Pete Mountain was second, Andrew Malloy third and Paul Jefferson fifth. The women’s event was finally won by Emma Withers by a margin of only six points over Alison Engledew (3946 points to 3940). Well done to all the above on their efforts over the last year. If anyone is interested in making a challenge for honours in next year’s competitions, they will need to run over forty times and volunteer at least three times – not many Saturday lie ins to look forward to.

Bristol and West dominated the various age categories, with club runners taking first place in a total of ten categories. In addition they took the first three places in the VW45-49 category and the first four in the VW50-54. Special mention goes not Otto Kingston who was first in the JM14 category and with a PB; not bad for a nine year old. Otto appeared to have dispensed with the services of mother Emma Withers for pacing purposes and was this week accompanied by Sarah Everitt.

There were also a few PBs.  Nicola Dutton and Sarah Arts made the biggest improvements by eighty -two and sixty-two seconds respectively. Barry Mills achieved a PB for the seventh successive time and Emma Withers improved for the third time in three weeks. Stewart O’Connell was successful in getting a PB on the day he earned his 10 club vest; and towards the front of the field Scott Watkins improved by eight seconds.  Anne Fletcher completed a successful week by following up a PB at the Weston Prom Run, over five miles, with another, over this shorter distance, less than forty-eight hours later. The Performance of the Week goes to Ashton Court regular Paul Jefferson, who not only got a PB, but predicted that we would beforehand. That’s class.

An honourable mention goes to another regular, Rikki Porter who equalled his PB of 21:14 set in January.

Name

Position

Time

Comments

Ashton Court parkrun

Will Russell

2

17:26

1st SM20-24.

Scott Watkins

4

18:15

PB by 8 seconds. 2nd SM30-34.

Paul Jefferson

7

18:43

PB by 4 seconds. 1st SM35-39.

Richard Lowe

11

19:14

1st VM40-44.

Stuart O’Connell

20

19:52

PB by 14 seconds. 1st JM15-19.

Rikki Porter

35

21:14

 

Tracy Allan

36

21;18

1st VW50-54.

Carron Downer

40

21:59

1st VM60-64.

Colin Traer

41

21:59

 

Graham Grout

43

22:13

1st VM55-59.

Pete Mountain

46

22:20

2nd VM55-59.

Alison Engledew

62

22:54

2nd VW50-54.

Nick Broker

71

23:27

 

Noel Arthur

78

23:38

 

Sarah Arts

84

23:53

PB by 62 seconds. 2nd SW25-29.

Otto Kingston

85

23:56

PB by 11 seconds. 1st JM14

Sarah Everitt

86

23:56

1st VW45-49.

Emma Withers

87

24:01

PB by 8 seconds. 2nd VW45-49.

Margaret Salter

88

24:01

 

Anne Fletcher

90

24:14

PB by 41 seconds. 1st SW20-24.

Christine Burren

103

24:50

 

Jennifer Owsley

120

25:36

 

Omar Saeed

125

25:51

 

Samantha Castillo

133

26;09

 

Roger Brocklesby

134

26;10

 

Rebecca Courtenay

136

26:16

 

Yvonne Guy

164

27:41

 

Paul Burgess

171

28;08

 

Barry Mills

180

28:30

PB by 15 seconds.

Charlotte Ramsden

188

29;12

 

David Engledew

189

29;12

 

Nicola Dutton

212

30:41

PB by 82 seconds.

Debbie Riddiford

215

30;50

 

Vanessa Redmond

235

32:24

 

Volunteers

Andrew Malloy

 

 

 

Rich Kenington

 

 

 

Steph Mereylees

 

 

 

Tom Burgess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Pan Parkrun

 

 

 

 

Albert Park, Melbourne

 

 

 

 

Little Stoke Parkrun

 

 

 

Peter Gandon

2

18:18

2nd overall. 1st SM25-29.

Sian Davies

23

21:40

PB by 50 seconds. 1st VW50-54.

Andrew Wright

24

21:42

PB by 6 seconds.

Karen Watson

44

25:10

PB by 51 secs. 1st VW45-49.

 

Roger Brocklesby reports (as ever – where would we be without him?).