It was London Marathon weekend and Mile End appears to have been the parkrun of choice for those who chose to spend the weekend in the Metropolis. Maggie SALTER and Alison ENGLEDEW were first and second VW55-59 at this venue, Gladstone, Beckton and Southwark also were other London parkruns visited by club members.
Ashton Court celebrated its sixth birthday on Saturday. Things have moved on since the first run in 2011, when just 120 runners turned up. On Saturday, there were 549, its third highest attendance. David AWDE was the first finisher in 16:23; a PB by twenty-two seconds. Nicola BROOKLAND was the first female with a time of 18:54. There were PBs for new Club member Krzysztof WANAT, Robert KIEKUTH and Liz HILL. Liz’s PB of 23:13 and finishing as 1st VW35-39, earned her the Performance of the Week. Not content with that Krzysztof went off to the Ashton Court Lower Meadow for 10.00 a.m. and trained the first half of the session with Keith Brackstone’s group – he obviously wanted some more hill work!
Other first female finishers include Fiona MARKS, at Barnstaple in 18:55, Helen NEWBERRY at Chipping Sodbury in 18:37 and Rosey MUSHENS at Pomphrey HILL in 21:12. Matthew ROBINSON was the first finisher at Burnham & Highbridge in 17:19.
Looking at PBs this week, Bob COX continued his recent successes, this time at Chippenham with a time of 23:07. In an exclusive interview, on the seafront at Weston, during, the week, he put his recent successes down to losing weight and cutting out alcohol; a lesson to us all. Other PB performances included Sian DAVIES at Southwark, Lewis ADAMSON and Geoff PARTRIDGE at Southwark, Gary STANDINGER at Burnham & Highbridge and Darren STRINGER at Malling.
|Position||Gender Position||parkrunner||Run Time||Comments|
|Frimley Lodge parkrun|
|2||2||Will DAVIDSON||00:16:54||2nd overall. 1st SM20-24.|
|Ashton Court parkrun|
|1||1||David AWDE||00:16:23||PB by 22 seconds. 1st overall.
|9||1||Nicola BROOKLAND||00:18:54||1st female. 1st VW40-44.|
|19||18||Pete MOUNTAIN||00:19:31||1st VM55-59.|
|28||27||Krzysztof WANAT||00:19:54||PB by 25 seconds.|
|45||43||Nathan MARCHANT||00:20:50||2nd JM15-17.|
|53||51||Robert KIEKUTH||00:21:18||PB by 12 seconds.|
|94||5||Tanya CHOWDHURY||00:22:28||2nd VW40-44.|
|108||10||Liz HILL||00:23:13||PB by 16 seconds. 1st VW35-39.|
|186||27||Christine BURREN||00:25:39||1st VW50-54.|
|3||1||Fiona MARKS||00:18:55||1st female. 1st SW25-29.|
|Mile End parkrun|
|138||22||Maggie SALTER||00:24:12||1st VW55-59.|
|141||23||Alison ENGLEDEW||00:24:15||2nd VW55-59.|
|42||39||Bob COX||00:23:02||PB by 37 seconds.|
|71||12||Emma WITHERS||00:25:37||1st VW45-49.|
|5||5||Philip PARRY||00:16:54||1st VM50-54. Age Grade 90.14%.|
|95||6||Sian DAVIES||00:22:02||PB by 5 seconds. 1st VW55-59.|
|Chipping Sodbury parkrun|
|4||1||Helen NEWBERRY||00:18:37||1st female. 1st SW30-34.|
|Pomphrey Hill parkrun|
|3||3||Greg CHANCE||00:18:16||1st VM35-39.|
|7||7||Lewis ADAMSON||00:19:38||PB by 12 seconds. 2nd JM11-14.|
|10||10||Geoff PARTRIDGE||00:20:05||PB by 14 seconds.|
|28||1||Rosey MUSHENS||00:21:12||1st VW50-54.|
|92||8||Helen CLARK||00:24:39||2nd VW40-44.|
|Tamar Lakes parkrun|
|72||28||Susan CAMPBELL||00:32:22||1st VW55-59.|
|Burnham and Highbridge parkrun|
|1||1||Matthew ROBINSON||00:17:19||1st overall. 1st VM50-54.|
|3||3||Gary STANDINGER||00:17:53||PB by 61 seconds. 2nd SM30-34.|
|Wyre Forest parkrun|
|32||5||Lesley EVANS||00:24:14||PB by 82 seconds.1st VM45-49.|
|7||7||Darren STRINGER||00:20:24||PB by 107 seconds. 1st VM35-39.|