parkrun Report – Saturday 27th August 2016

As usual on a Bank Holiday, Bristol & West runners were spread far and wide at various locations around the country.  There was just the one runner in London, where Jolana PRICE was at Bushy with a time of 31:49. Another capital visitor was Neil SCHOLES who recorded 19:32 at Edinburgh.

There was another attendance of over 400 at Ashton Court, but PBs were a bit thin on the ground, with many runners saving themselves for other events over the holiday period. Daniel MORGAN was first SM20-24 in a time of 21:33. Alice DOGGRELL was the first female and first VW35-39 recording a time of 21:39. Fleur COCKLY and Emma WITHERS were first VW40-44 and first VW45-49 respectively. Bristol & West’s only PB at Ashton Court was recorded by Joseph Hull, with a time of 24:32, a thirty-seven second improvement. Joseph earns the Performance of the Week title this week.

At the other local runs, Isobel MEDCROFT was the first SW18-19 in 23:41 at Chipping Sodbury. At Pomphrey Hill, Claire SHINE recorded a time of 24:39 and was first VW45-49. Imanol FLAMARIQUE EDERRA was in fifth place in a time of 18:32. Sarah EVERITT ran a time of 25:46 at Bath Skyline. Greg CHANCE and Paul JEFFERSON battled for fourth place at the Forest of Dean. Greg was fourth in 18:34, followed by Paul in fifth place in 18:57. Darren PHILLIPS was the first finisher at Lydney, with a four-second PB. Martha WHEELER also achieved a PB with a time of 26:57.

Claire HALLISSEY at Tring, and Jessica BRUCE at Aberystwyth were also first females. Francesca KNAPPER at Jersey and Helen NEWBERRY at Dartford were second females. There were three second men; Maciej BIALOGONSKI, also at Dartford and Scott WATKINS at Killlerton, along with Jarlath McKENNA at Keswick This  leads nicely in to Steve GRANT’s report on his travels in the Lake District, including last week’s parkrun at Keswick

“A belated Keswick Parkrun report for the week ending 20th of August.  Firstly, thank you Keswick AC for letting me join in a training night.  The runners a bit sparse as there was a National Fell competition two days later and they had a Fell race of their own the night before but we had a great fartlek session around countryside a tourist like me would not have come across.  I entered the Fell race and the Parkrun and for both events was first finisher, from Bristol & West.

The fell race was run in the mid-20’s with clear blue skies and we were told it had a steep climb near the start, levels off and goes through a 4ft stream.  Being naive I interpreted ‘levels off’ as ‘it becomes level’, but no the gradient just isn’t as steep and apart from one sizeable dip on the ascent it was up up up all the way.  The stream in question was 4ft wide, not deep thankfully.  After the climb, it was time to hang to on to your curlers for the descent in the knowledge that the steep part of the ascent was waiting to be become a death defying downwards plummet late on. Thankfully no injuries were sustained and I was part of a great three way sprint for the finish cheered on by the many earlier finishers.  Club honour and visitors discretion were both maintained.

The parkrun was 3 days later, 10°C cooler and wet like only the Lakes does wet.  They have two routes for the parkrun – one near the lake when it is quieter and the one on the old railway line I ran.  It is a ‘there and back’ course on a gravel path that gently inclines away from Keswick before a more significant incline, a run round a wooden walkway suspended over the gorge and then down the other side of the hill.  The turnaround point is where the path stops due to a significant footbridge being washed away in the floods last winter.  One other bridge on the railway line was washed away, another is closed due to flood damage, and there are some parts of the town still being repaired nine months on.  The parkrun was as well organised as usual with the handy cover of the old railway station platform for the marshals to operate from.  As a twist to the normal welcoming procedures, they ask how many locals are there rather than tourists as we overwhelmingly dominate the event.  My youngest made one of his rare Parkrun visits but without his bar code, and when he gave his home event as Little Stoke we got a few questions and some nice support from the marshals.”

If any one wishes to produce a contribution about their parkrun tourism, please email to roger.brocklesby@btopenworld.com

Saturday’s results for Bristol & West club members are at the following link http://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/clubNum=245&eventdate=2016-08-27

Position 

Gender Position 

parkrunner 

Run Time 

Results

Bushy parkrun

793

222

Jolana PRICE

00:31:49

 

Edinburgh parkrun

35

33

Neil SCHOLES

00:19:32

 

Ashton Court parkrun

9

9

Peter GANDON

00:19:03

 

18

18

Neil LIGHT

00:19:57

 

30

30

Gordon EVERETT

00:20:36

 

38

38

Daniel Ryan MORGAN

00:21:33

1st SM20-24.

41

1

Alice DOGGRELL

00:21:39

1st female. 1st VW35-39.

66

64

Mike WARREN

00:22:45

 

94

91

Jacob BUTTERLY

00:23:29

 

96

93

Chris LEWIS

00:23:38

 

99

4

Fleur COCKLEY

00:23:44

1st VW40-44.

122

115

Joseph HULL

00:24:32

PB by 37 seconds.

123

116

Bill HULL

00:24:32

 

130

9

Elle RADFORD

00:24:44

 

134

124

Stu WILKIE

00:24:45

 

151

17

Marie MALLOY

00:25:31

 

152

135

Andrew MALLOY

00:25:33

 

153

136

Roger BROCKLESBY

00:25:34

 

158

140

Robert COLMAN

00:25:41

 

184

155

Brendon WILSON

00:26:43

 

193

32

Poppy-Jane RADFORD

00:27:02

 

197

34

Henrietta ANSTEY

00:27:15

 

206

35

Lizzi ELTON-WALTERS

00:27:37

 

222

40

Emma WITHERS

00:28:02

1st VW45-49.

223

41

Alison HURFORD

00:28:03

2nd VW55-59.

246

48

Sheila WILCOX

00:28:52

2nd VW45-49.

247

199

Colin TRAER

00:28:52

 

249

201

Barry MILLS

00:28:53

 

253

52

Christine BURREN

00:28:56

 

286

216

David ENGLEDEW

00:30:01

 

313

85

Alison ENGLEDEW

00:31:49

 

314

229

Tom WHITE

00:31:50

 

316

87

Michelle EDGELL

00:31:54

 

324

93

Carole KLUTH

00:32:31

 

391

254

Martin RIDDIFORD

00:37:31

 

Volunteers

 

 

Alison ENGLEDEW

 

 

 

 

David SALTER

 

 

 

 

Isabel BATES

 

 

 

 

Linda WOODBURN

 

 

 

 

Maggie SALTER

 

 

 

 

Rebecca COLQUHOUN

 

 

 

 

Rich KENINGTON

 

 

 

 

Stuart PRESNELL

 

 

Forest of Dean parkrun

4

4

Greg CHANCE

00:18:34

1st VM35-39.

5

5

Paul JEFFERSON

00:18:57

1st VM40-44.

Bath Skyline parkrun

87

11

Sarah EVERITT

00:25:46

 

Cambridge parkrun

22

3

Julia BELYAVIN

00:19:25

1st VW35-39.

Lincoln parkrun

14

14

Alex BANKS

00:19:31

PB by 4 mins 52 seconds. 1st SM30-34.

Killerton parkrun

2

2

Scott WATKINS

00:18:18

2nd overall. 1st VM35-39.

Aberystwyth parkrun

15

1

Jessica BRUCE

00:19:57

1st female. 1st SW30-34.

Chipping Sodbury parkrun

13

13

Darren STRINGER

00:19:59

 

66

4

Isobel MEDCROFT

00:23:41

1st SW18-19.

129

107

Bruce SELLERS

00:27:02

 

Pomphrey Hill parkrun

5

5

Imanol FLAMARIQUE EDERRA

00:18:22

2nd SM25-29.

15

14

Geoff PARTRIDGE

00:20:48

2nd VM45-49.

20

19

Pete CLARK

00:21:10

 

22

21

Paul SMARDON

00:21:27

 

60

3

Claire SHINE

00:24:39

1st VW45-49.

140

111

Paul TAYLOR-MORRIS

00:29:29

 

178

56

Karen Louise WATSON

00:33:09

 

239

136

Rio DUTTON

00:38:24

 

Keswick parkrun

2

2

Jarlath MCKENNA

00:15:39

PB by 3 minutes 28 seconds.

2nd overall. 1st SM30-34.

Dartford parkrun

3

3

Maciej BIALOGONSKI

00:19:55

1st SM30-34.

7

2

Helen NEWBERRY

00:20:47

2nd female. 1st SW30-34.

Tring parkrun

12

1

Claire HALLISSEY

00:20:29

1st female. 1st SW30-34.

Jersey parkrun

17

2

Francesca KNAPPER

00:20:35

2nd female. 1st SW25-29.

Lydney parkrun

1

1

Daryl PHILLIPS

00:17:49

PB by 4 seconds. 1st overall. 1st SM25-29.

49

15

Martha WHEELER

00:26:57

PB by 2 mins 55 seconds.

Dalby Forest parkrun

4

4

Mark BURLEY

00:18:53

1st SM25-29.