Aston Court parkrun – Saturday 5th October 2013

Saturday saw the parkrun movement celebrating its ninth birthday. It has certainly come a long way since a group of friends started the runs in Bushy Park. There were a total of 259 runners at Ashton Court of which twenty-six came from Bristol & West.

Conditions were good with only a light breeze, but the recent rain has led to the return of the puddles up on the plateau.

An attempt to get the parkrun off on time at 9am was foiled by two balloons deciding to take off at the same time, thereby distracting the majority of the field.

Matthew Krelle was first finisher for the first time overtaking the long-time leader with a really strong finish in the last 300 metres and also achieved a PB which earns him the Performance of the Week award. Torran Elson, Richard Lowe and Andy Malloy were all in the first ten finishers, with Torran also running a PB in third position. PBs were also recorded by Marie Berryman and Paul Burgess. As usual the club’s coaches were in attendance with Keith at Ashton Court this week giving Chris the opportunity of a trip ‘up North’ – to Little Stoke.

There were nine runners competing at Little Stoke. Graham Crump, Rebecca Doye and Christine Burren had PBs. Christine, on the comeback trail after injury, certainly improved on last weeks’ time. We look forward to her returning to Ashton Court in the near future.

Finally Greg Chance was the first finisher at the Worcester parkrun.

Name

Position

Time

Comments

Ashton Court parkrun

Matthew Krelle

1

17:15

PB by 1 minute 22 seconds. 1st overall. 1st SM30-34.

Torran Elson

3

17:23

PB by 49 seconds. 2nd SM25-29.

Richard Lowe

7

18:49

2nd VM40-44.

Andrew Malloy

8

18:50

 

Steven Swan

11

19:12

 

Neil Light

14

19:30

 

Paul Jefferson

15

19:31

2nd SM35-39.

Tom Watkins

20

19:59

 

Gary Jennings

22

20:03

1st VM55-59.

Pete Mountain

27

20:29

2nd VM55-59.

Marie Berryman

32

20:42

PB by 49 seconds. 1st SW30-34.

Rebecca Colquhoun

68

23:32

2nd Sw30-34.

Nicky Bromhall

83

24:03

1st VW50-54.

Otto Kingston

86

24:14

2nd JM14.

Alison Engledew

92

24:30

1st VW55-59.

Emma Withers

103

25:13

2nd VW45-49.

Alex Leitch

112

25:44

 

Neil Miller

133

26:34

 

Alan Graves

142

27:01

1st VM70-74.

Paul Burgess

145

27:10

PB by 19 seconds.

Cecilia Browne

149

27:28

 

Lizzi Elton-Walters

191

30:45

 

Kate Gould

192

30:46

 

Barry Mills

194

30:50

 

Martin Riddiford

214

32:22

 

Denise Williams

227

33:38

 

Volunteers

Rich Kennington

 

 

 

Colin Traer

 

 

 

Roger Brocklesby

 

 

 

Little Stoke parkrun

Jack Loveday

16

20:07

2nd SM25-29.

Hayley Bennett

40

21:54

1st SW30-34.

Graham Crump

44

22:00

PB by 7 seconds.

Tom Burgess

45

22:17

1st VM60-64.

Rebecca Doye

63

23:29

PB by 3 seconds.

Sabrina Patten

75

24:13

1st VW45-49.

Christine Burren

82

24:27

PB by 5 minutes 10 seconds. 2nd VW45-49.

Elinor Cross

153

29:11

 

Karen Watson

190

33:45

 

Worcester parkrun

Greg Chance

1

18:24

1st overall. 1st SM30-34.

 

Roger Brocklesby reports.