Ashton Court Parkrun – Saturday 11th May 2013

Numbers were back up over two hundred this week (235 to be exact), of which the turnout from Bristol &West was thirty. The weather was more early March than mid-May, with a chilly west wind making conditions difficult on the plateau.

The main feature of Saturday’s run was the dearth of PBs. There were only twenty-four of which only two were achieved by runners who had completed ten Parkruns or more. For the second week running Bristol & West runners didn’t get any. This could have been due to the conditions, but they were not exactly exceptional. Another excuse was that several runners had completed GWR’s Towpath race on Friday evening. Well done to them for doing the double.

This brings us to this week’s Performance of the Week. In the absence of PBs, your selection committee is allowed a certain amount of latitude in their deliberations. Therefore, the title goes to Gary Jennings, who not only completed the Towpath race, but stayed in the GWR race HQ, the BS3 for a few social drinks, arrived home sometime between midnight and breakfast time, and still completed the parkrun in an acceptable time.

No-one joined the 50 club, but Rich Kennington was the first Bristol & West runner to join the 100 club. Following a couple of weeks when he was judicially resting or recovering from mystery injuries, he managed to arrange for this auspicious occasion to fall on his birthday. Rich invited a few mates over from the Abingdon Parkrun and another traditional multi-calorie party was held. Happy Birthday Rich.

Emma Bowers made her running debut in Sydney at the first Curl Curl Parkrun. She managed a time way outside her PB. Apparently a group of runners got lost in the Outback and did 6k instead of the more usual 5k??

Name

Position

Time

Comments

Ashton Court Parkrun

Simon Smith

1

18:34

1st overall. 1st SM20-24.

Stuart O’Connell

19

20:46

1st JM15-19.

Pete Mountain

22

21:00

1st SM55-59

Gary Jennings

25

21:17

2nd SM55-59.

Sarah Everitt

27

21:20

1st VW45-49.

Tracy Allan

37

22:01

1st VW50-54.

Paul Jefferson

42

22:17

 

Colin Traer

44

22:23

 

Noel Arthur

71

24:07

 

Margaret Salter

92

24:50

2nd VW50-54.

Rebecca Colquhoun

97

25:15

 

Otto Kingston

101

25:28

 

Roger Brocklesby

112

26:05

 

Andrew Malloy

122

26:30

 

Omar Saeed

124

26:42

 

Yvonne Guy

134

27:44

 

Rikki Porter

135

27:45

 

Susan Campbell

138

27:48

 

Paul Burgess

150

28:42

 

Bev Campbell

157

29:33

 

Debbie Riddiford

172

30:36

 

Vanessa Redmond

173

30:38

 

Richard Kenington

178

30:53

 

Lizzi Elton-Walters

180

30:59

 

Nicola Dutton

183

31:05

 

Sophie Auber

198

32:29

 

David Engledew

200

32:34

 

Emma Withers

219

35:23

 

Denise Williams

229

40:58

 

Andrew Butterly

233

49:47

Tail Runner

Volunteers

Andrew Butterly

 

 

 

Henrietta Anstey

 

 

 

Jacob Butterly

 

 

 

Martin Riddiford

 

 

 

Tom Burgess

 

 

 

Killerton Parkrun

Andrew Chambers

1

16:46

1st overall. 1st SM25-29.

Little Stoke Parkrun

Christopher Holmes

10

19:34

 

Graham Crump

34

22:31

1st VM50-54

Curl Curl Parkrun

 

 

 

Emma Bowers

24

23:02

2nd VW35-39