Ashton Court and Little Stoke parkruns – Saturday 21st December 2013

The morning of the Winter Solstice was appropriately very dark and gloomy. There was a hint of rain in the air but it was mild with very little wind. Conditions underfoot were very wet following the recent rain.

There were a total of 202 runners at Ashton Court, the lowest attendance since 4th May 2013, which was the day before the Bristol 10k. However, on the last Saturday before Christmas in 2012, there were only 136 runners. This is probably a better statistic to show how the event has grown in the last year. Twenty-six of the runners were from Bristol & West.

Probably due to many of the club’s athletes being weighed down by fancy dress, there were no PBs recorded. Even a piece of tinsel makes a difference.

The Runner of the Week Award goes to Rich Kenington for his fancy dress and also and more significantly his role as photographer on many occasions at the parkrun and other events over the past year.

At Little Stoke there were 164 runners with eight from Bristol & West. There were for PBs from Will Windell, Helen Newberry, Neil Kennedy and Sabrina Patten.

Over the Christmas period there will be normal parkruns on the 28th December, and for the first time an opportunity to do the Little Stoke and Ashton Court double on New Year’s Day with Little Stoke starting at 9.00am and Ashton Court at 10.30am.

Name

Position

Time

Comments

Ashton Court parkrun

Neil Williams

5

 

Running as ‘unknown

Tom Watkins

14

19:49

 

Pete Mountain

17

20:03

1st VM55-59.

Matt Potton

18

20:15

 

Paul Jefferson

22

20:39

 

David Engledew

23

20:46

1st VM50-54.

Stuart O’Connell

24

20:52

1st JM15-19.

Sarah Everitt

31

21:15

1st VW45-49.

Colin Traer

33

21:37

 

Marie Berryman

38

21:53

1st SW30-34.

Tanya Chowdury

45

22:27

2nd VW35-39.

Henrietta Anstey

68

24:18

1st VW40-44.

Maggie Salter

89

25:42

1st VW50-54.

Christine Burren

91

25:43

 

Cecilia Browne

109

26:51

 

Alan Graves

110

27:03

1st VM70-74.

Karen Watson

112

27:13

 

Neil Miller

117

27:24

 

Jacob Butterly

120

27:29

 

Otto Kingston

139

28:54

 

Vanessa Redmond

144

29:07

 

Barry Mills

168

31:00

 

Rich Kenington

183

33:37

 

Debbie Riddiford

184

33:37

2nd VW55-59.

Emma Withers

187

34:20

 

Martin Riddiford

189

34:25

 

Volunteers

Alison Engledew

 

 

 

Andre Butterly

 

 

 

Andrew Malloy

 

 

 

Paul Burgess

 

 

 

Roger Brocklesby

 

 

 

Little Stoke parkrun

Will Windell

14

18:57

PB by 25 seconds. 1st SM20-24.

Helen Newberry

15

18:59

PB by 13 seconds. 1st lady. 1st SW25-29.

Neil Kennedy

19

19:12

PB by 29 seconds.

Maria Jones

43

21:09

1st JW15-19.

David Broadbent

50

21:41

 

Graham Crump

63

22:27

1st VM50-54.

Sabrina Patten

71

23:37

PB by 1 second. 2nd VW45-49.

Rebecca Doye

78

23:55

1st SW30-34.

 

Roger Brocklesby Reports