Parkrun Reports – Saturday 27th April 2013

Ashton Court Parkrun 27th April 2013

Saturday was Ashton Court’s second anniversary and also parkrun No. 101. This meant that all the points competitions scores have been wiped clean and everyone starts again from zero. Emma Withers received her prize for winning the ladies’ points competition and also was crowned (literally), courtesy of some nifty and artistic handiwork by runner-up Alison Engledew.

The run concluded with a multi-calorie celebratory party in the stable yard.

Anyway, back to the serious business. Runners woke up to a breezy and fairly chilly morning, with a north-easterly crosswind on the plateau. Here, runners were greeted by Keith Brackstone bounding down the hill and shouting well received encouragement to all and sundry.

There were a total of 239 runners at Ashton Court, of which twenty-five were from Bristol & West. This overall attendance was second only to last week’s record. It must have been the cooler weather.

Scott Watkins was the first overall on his fourth appearance at Ashton Court. On his three previous runs he has finished second, third and fourth.

There were three PBs, from Stuart O’Connell, Fay Sizer and Lizzi Elton- Walters. Fay has now had two PBs from three runs. Lizzi celebrated wearing her red 50 tee-shirt for the first time with her second run under the thirty minute mark, but Stuart wins the Performance of the Week with a second successive PB.

The club had successes in a number of the veteran age categories, with the first three at VW45-49 and the first two at VW50-54 and VM60-64. This is further evidence of the success of the Whitehall runners and the influence of Chris Elson and Keith Brackstone.

Meanwhile at Little Stoke, there were three PBs and three age grade category best performances from the four runners who headed north. There was another outstanding performance from Phil Parry who broke his own course record and also the course age grade record.

Name

Position

Time

Comments

Ashton Court Parkrun

Scott Watkins

1

18:24

1st overall. 1st SM30-34.

Matt Baird

12

19:34

2nd VM40-44.

Stuart O’Connell

17

19:50

PB by 2 seconds.

Colin Traer

19

20;21

 

Carron Downer

29

21:40

1st VM60-64.

Fay Sizer

35

21:58

PB by 5 seconds. 1st SW30-34.

Tom Burgess

39

22:09

2nd VM60-64.

Henrietta Anstey

52

22:53

1st VW40-44.

Alison Engledew

60

23;16

1st VW50-54.

Sarah Everitt

76

23;56

1st VW45-49.

Sarah Arts

78

24:01

1st SW25-29.

Noel Arthur

82

24:11

 

Rikki Porter

83

24;12

 

Christine Burren

96

24:31

2nd VW45-49.

Emma Withers

99

24;37

 

Roger Brocklesby

114

25:37

 

Alex Leitch

141

26:55

 

Jacob Butterly

142

26;56

 

Susan Campbell

156

27:44

 

Lizzi Elton-Walters

173

29:25

PB by 26 seconds.

Rich Kenington

195

31:04

 

Vanessa Redmond

202

31:43

 

Debbie Riddiford

204

32:02

 

Martin Riddiford

226

35:27

 

Paul Burgess

239

39:26

 

Volunteers

Graham Grout

 

 

 

Rebecca Colquhoun

 

 

 

Steph Mireylees

 

 

 

Tom Burgess

 

 

 

Forest of Dean Parkrun

Karen Watson

86

43:21

 

Little Stoke Parkrun

 

 

 

Philip Parry

1

16:23

PB by 17 seconds. 1st overall. 1st VM50-54. Course Record.

Andrew Wright

29

21:20

PB by 22 seconds.

Hayley Bennett

33

21:43

PB by 1 min 35 seconds. 1st SW25-29.

Bev Campbell

98

28:36

1st VW50-54.

         

 

Roger Brocklesby Reports. There are also some great photos on the Club Facebook Page courtesy of Andy Butterly.