Anna Ford reports:
A dry one this Saturday, though from my own experience at Severn Bridge parkrun – very windy! This week saw Bristol & West representatives at 25 different parkrun events. Locally there was a good showing with 25 showing at Ashton Court, where Joshua HABGOOD-COOTE came in first in 18:05, and Naomi AYLWIN was first female in 20:30 – a 3 second PB earning Naomi this week’s performance of the week. There were 17 B&W runners at Eastville parkun, 9 at Pomphrey Hill parkrun, and 5 at Chipping Sodbury – Maciej BIALOGONSKI was 1st here – recording a 4 sec PB of 15:56, an Age Grade of 81.59%, well run Maciej!
Steve GRANT has been doing a spot of parkrun tourism of late and reports back:
Burnage parkrun, South Manchester/Stockport. My 5th different parkrun around the South Manchester area and is probably my favourite to date. It is tucked away at a rugby club next to an Indutrial Estate but the directions were fine. They use the clubhouse as the HQ with some cover if wet and is shared with youngsters doing football training.
Its a course of loops with 1 and a half smaller loops down by the Mersey, before two bigger loops that take you through a nice ‘Leigh Woods’ like wooded path and back towards and along the Mersey again.
There is a nice bit of gentle undulation throughout to add some interest and a small number of steps to get you out of the wooded section. The wooded path is likley to be muddy when wet but the rest is a good tarmac path or light gravel.
The field when I ran was just over 170 and I think that is a bit bigger than they normally have and is about right for the course.
Certainly, worth a look if your up that way.
Lancing Beach Green
This parkrun starts on the green next to the beach at Lancing on the Sussex coast, so Lancing Beach Green parkrun it is.
The course starts with a loop of about 500m on the grass to thin the field down before going on the paved coastal path for a there and back run. The wind will be the biggest factor on your speed and yesterday was about a middling impact I’d say – it made a difference but was strong enough to blow you off your feet. Oddly I didn’t feel the wind on the way out, only when I was running back into it.
The coastal path sits on a raised bank seperating the shale beach from a lagoon and houses and is a pretty interesting feature in addition to the sea views.
Paid parking is directly adjacent along with toilets and a big cafe for post race. The field is about 150 and that suits the course.
As an alternative, the Worthing parkrun is less than 2 miles up the coast and is a there and back on the prom which is wider but with a bigger field of around 400.
Full report below:
|Position||Gender Position||parkrunner||Run Time||Comments|
|A total of 793 runners took part.|
|2||2||Stephen MITCHELL||00:15:28||2nd Male|
|Ashton Court parkrun|
|A total of 430 runners took part.|
|1||1||Joshua HABGOOD-COOTE||00:18:05||1st Male|
|22||1||Naomi AYLWIN||00:20:30||1st Female, 3 sec PB – Performance of the week|
|106||18||Christine ROSE||00:24:43||5 sec PB|
|Forest of Dean parkrun|
|A total of 124 runners took part.|
|3||3||Daryl PHILLIPS||00:19:44||3rd Male|
|A total of 254 runners took part.|
|31||2||Tanya CHOWDHURY||00:22:29||2nd Female|
|Sheffield Hallam parkrun|
|A total of 717 runners took part.|
|Shepton Mallet parkrun|
|A total of 192 runners took part.|
|1||1||David EAGON||00:17:23||1st Male|
|A total of 133 runners took part.|
|Cannon Hill parkrun, Birmingham|
|A total of 727 runners took part.|
|A total of 516 runners took part.|
|Sandwell Valley parkrun|
|A total of 113 runners took part.|
|A total of 470 runners took part.|
|10||10||Timothy James WHITE||00:19:04|
|61||58||Nick CREW||00:21:58||1 sec PB|
|66||4||Emma JOLLIFFE||00:22:01||10 sec PB|
|105||94||Derek DA SILVA||00:23:39|
|Mile End parkrun|
|A total of 377 runners took part.|
|A total of 303 runners took part.|
|Chipping Sodbury parkrun|
|A total of 411 runners took part.|
|1||1||Maciej BIALOGONSKI||00:15:56||1st Male, 4 sec PB, 81.59% Age Grade|
|34||3||Charlotte BERMINGHAM||00:21:09||3rd Female|
|Longrun Meadow parkrun|
|A total of 414 runners took part.|
|Pomphrey Hill parkrun|
|A total of 326 runners took part.|
|135||22||Karen Louise WATSON||00:27:19|
|Burnham and Highbridge parkrun|
|A total of 366 runners took part.|
|A total of 100 runners took part.|
|2||2||Michael CHANDLER||00:19:26||2nd Male, 4 sec PB|
|32||7||Agnieszka KAMINSKA||00:28:00||16 sec PB|
|A total of 296 runners took part.|
|1||1||Andrew CHAMBERS||00:15:55||1st Male, 82.83% Age Grade|
|A total of 165 runners took part.|
|39||39||Graham John CRUMP||00:23:24|
|Severn Bridge parkrun|
|A total of 199 runners took part.|
|Lancing Beach Green parkrun|
|A total of 148 runners took part.|