Bristol & West club members had departed to all parts by Saturday morning and visited twenty-seven parkrun courses to take part in twenty-six parkruns. As many were visiting courses for the first time and were slowed down by various elaborate and choreographed fancy dress performances results are difficult to assess.
- A first place for Matt BATTENSBY at Ashton Court with a time of 17:49.
- A six second PB with a time of 22:04 for Nicola OLDROYD at Bradford.
- A second place for Andrew WATT at Eastville in a time of 17:33.
- Best time of the day, 16:39 by Maciej BIALOGONSKI, who was the first finisher at Chipping Sodbury, with Isobel MEDCROFT finishing as second lady at the same venue in 23:13.
- Lucy BIRD and Helen SHARPE finishing as first females at Clare Castle and Conkers respectively,
- Fiona MARKS earning the Performance of the Week by finishing second and first female at Barnstaple in a PB time of 18:02.
- Dan SCHOFIELD running his one hundredth parkrun at Erddig, a new location to this column, which is in North Wales, near Wrexham.
The question raised in the first sentence of this report is answered by Steve GRANT reporting with a rather unfortunate tale from the North West.
“South Manchester is full of parkruns and today’s visit was to Sale Water Park. The RD and all the kit got stuck on the motorway, so it was cancelled, but rather than do a helter-skelter rush to another parkrun I ran the course anyway. I wasn’t the only one, so I had Santas and reindeer to help me follow the correct route.
Like all the parkruns in the area it’s pretty flat with a few ramps up and down. Where I guess the start and finish would have been, is a tarmac road under tree cover before you go up a ramp on to the footpath on the side of the River Mersey. You follow the meandering Mersey for a fair way on a rough path – think of Ashton Court at the top end. Then it’s up another ramp and left on to tarmac and path looping round the bottom of the lake to the turning point. The turning point is a 180° turn on to a higher path that would have eased any contraflow congestion if there was any. After a few 100m you re-join the original route and head home.
It’s a pleasant enough route and different from the alternatives of track/park at Stretford and grass at Wythenshawe Park both of which are about a mile away. “
|Position||Gender Position||parkrunner||Run Time||Comments|
|A total of 192 runners took part.|
|56||50||Chris PEARCE||00:23:48||1st VM65-69.|
|Ashton Court parkrun|
|A total of 379 runners took part.|
|1||1||Matthew BATTENSBY||00:17:49||1st overall. 1st SM30-34.|
|15||15||Stuart O’CONNELL||00:20:35||1st SM20-24.|
|22||20||Pete MOUNTAIN||00:20:56||1st VM60-64.|
|43||40||George HOULDEN||00:22:58||2nd JM11-14.|
|92||13||Clementine HOULDEN||00:25:01||2nd JW11-14.|
|314||198||Daniel Ryan MORGAN||00:36:28|
|A total of 545 runners took part.|
|79||5||Anna FORD||00:21:10||1st SW25-29.|
|Bath Skyline parkrun|
|A total of 310 runners took part.|
|28||25||Graham GROUT||00:21:21||2nd VM60-64.|
|A total of 378 runners took part.|
|41||8||Nicola OLDROYD||00:22:04||PB by 6 seconds. 1st SW20-24.|
|Royal Tunbridge Wells parkrun|
|A total of 258 runners took part.|
|3||3||Tom DOBRA||00:19:02||1st SM25-29.|
|A total of 152 runners took part.|
|28||2||Ruth NUNN||00:22:45||1st SW30-34.|
|A total of 312 runners took part.|
|Conkers parkrun, N.W.Leicestershire|
|A total of 506 runners took part.|
|12||1||Helen SHARPE||00:19:19||1st female. 1st VW35-39.|
|A total of 181 runners took part.|
|2||1||Fiona MARKS||00:18:02||PB by 53 seconds.
2nd overall. 1st female.
|A total of 126 runners took part.|
|5||5||Phil LUCKER||00:20:38||1st VM40-44.|
|A total of 220 runners took part.|
|2||2||Andrew WATT||00:17:33||2nd overall. 1st SM20-24.|
|7||7||Greg CHANCE||00:18:40||2nd VM35-39.|
|12||12||Henry ORNA||00:19:21||FPB by 37 seconds.|
|15||15||Luke SNAPE||00:19:33||PB by 9 seconds.|
|22||3||Sarah EVERITT||00:20:13||PB by 29 seconds. 1st VW50-54. Age Grade 83.92%.|
|26||22||Joseph HULL||00:20:40||1st JM11-14.|
|43||9||Fleur COCKLEY||00:22:21||PB by 44 seconds. 1st VW35-39.|
|55||45||Bob COX||00:23:39||1st VM60-64.|
|Chipping Sodbury parkrun|
|A total of 370 runners took part.|
|1||1||Maciej BIALOGONSKI||00:16:39||1st overall. 1st SM30-34.|
|16||16||Geoff PARTRIDGE||00:20:27||2nd VM45-49.|
|49||2||Isobel MEDCROFT||00:23:13||2nd female. 1st SW20-24.|
|A total of 196 runners took part.|
|13||12||Michael CHANDLER||00:20:13||1st SM30-34.|
|A total of 165 runners took part.|
|7||7||Tom WATKINS||00:18:49||1st SM30-34.|
|Clare Castle parkrun|
|A total of 132 runners took part.|
|15||1||Lucy BIRD||00:21:47||1st female. 1st VW45-49.|
|Pomphrey Hill parkrun|
|A total of 271 runners took part.|
|64||7||Helen CLARK||00:25:33||2nd VW40-44.|
|70||10||Grace CLARIDGE||00:25:51||1st JW11-14.|
|A total of 224 runners took part.|
|20||20||Miles PEARCE||00:20:11||1st VM50-54.|
|Peckham Rye parkrun|
|A total of 152 runners took part.|
|18||2||Naomi AYLWIN||00:20:34||2nd female. 1st SW25-29.|
|A total of 166 runners took part.|
|49||10||Henrietta ANSTEY||00:25:51||2nd VW45-49.|
|A total of 374 runners took part.|
|4||4||Daryl PHILLIPS||00:18:36||2nd SM25-29.|
|Burnham and Highbridge parkrun|
|A total of 313 runners took part.|
|Hove Promenade parkrun|
|A total of 215 runners took part.|
|3||3||Joshua HABGOOD-COOTE||00:17:12||PB by 9 seconds. 1st SM25-29.|
|A total of 325 runners took part.|
|37||4||Francesca KNAPPER||00:22:02||1st SW30-34.|
|A total of 244 runners took part.|
|7||7||Dan SCHOFIELD||00:19:21||100th run|
|43||6||Mell MOSS||00:24:15||1st SW25-29.|
|parkrun Gdansk Poludnie|
|A total of 59 runners took part.|