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BFC Race Reports- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

06/10/18 - Southsea Parkrun 5th Anniversary and 14 years of Parkruns!

by Brett Rumfitt

06/10/18 - Southsea Parkrun 5th Anniversary and 14 years of Parkruns!

Good evening here is your weekly dose of parkrun report! I will start fittingly at Southsea where they celebrated their 5th anniversary, together with the 14th anniversary of the first parkrun in Bushy Park. What a difference it has made to many of us and running in general, making it so much more available to all.

A total of 384 runners took part at Southsea parkrun event #263

Emma Jolley was 1st lady and first in the age-graded times. Dan Slayford was first male and first overall too! (Dan's 2nd best time here) A Baffins Double First! Nikki Tout ran her 3rd PB in a row, another 0:03 off, Alex Yorke ran her 2nd fastest, and Ellis Whitcher her best since April. Alanna Burchett ran her 2nd best also making 3 BFC women in the top 10. Monday's running in my group is paying off maybe Alanna?? I think there might be a couple of other newer members who aren't registered under Baffins at parkrun. Sorry if I have missed you. You can add us on your profile to make it easier. Please let me know if I have missed you off.

Victoria Parsons made her debut.

Some were taking it a bit easier with various races the following day and many took the opportunity to volunteer including Alice Bird, Dan Slayford, Fiona Cfb, Kev Budd and Robert Turner-diamond. Thanks, as ever to you all.

Afterward many of us went to Rocksby's Restaurant for tea/coffee/bacon sandwiches etc. This will be the last time for a few months as they are undergoing a refit. They had better not stop doing bacon sarnies if they make it too upmarket!

Parkrun have to have a designated cafe so for the next few months we will be using the Deep Blue on South Parade Pier and Kev Budd assures me they will start doing bacon etc. as well as their fish menu. It appears that they open at 8:00am so 1 hour earlier than Rocksby's, so making a pre-parkrun tea/coffee (and wee) a possibility!

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Dan SLAYFORD Flyers Southend 00:17:34

5 1 Emma JOLLEY Baffins Fitclub 00:18:54

87 8 Alanna BURCHETT 23:41

91 82 Keith CAUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:23:54

96 10 Nikki TOUT Baffins Fitclub 00:24:03

154 27 Ellis WHITCHER Baffins Fitclub 00:26:19

157 129 Matt STANDEN Baffins Fitclub 00:26:22

158 130 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:26:26

160 132 Jason SMITH Baffins Fitclub 00:26:27

171 141 Brett RUMFITT Baffins Fitclub 00:26:56

173 143 Paul NORRIS Baffins Fitclub 00:26:58

177 32 Helen MAYHEAD Baffins Fitclub 00:27:03

186 151 Colin SOUTHWELL Baffins Fitclub 00:27:24

214 46 Victoria PARSONS Baffins Fitclub 00:28:40

223 51 Loisa HAYWARD 29:01 The Breakfast Club

228 175 Andy SEEK Baffins Fitclub 00:29:08

232 177 Richard HARRIS Baffins Fitclub 00:29:16

259 66 Charlotte TORR 30:27

275 74 Cat UNDERWOOD Baffins Fitclub 00:30:56

276 75 Amy HEDLEY Baffins Fitclub 00:30:57

295 212 Kevin FRIERY Baffins Fitclub 00:31:52

302 87 Alex YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:32:13

303 216 Daniel WALTON Baffins Fitclub 00:32:13

367 131 Cerys WALTON Baffins Fitclub 00:38:59

369 238 Robert BILTON Baffins Fitclub 00:39:17

375 240 Thomas REDMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:43:32

376 136 Catherine REDMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:43:33

A total of 263 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #127

Warren Barker continued his rich vein of form, this time only 0:02 outside his best of the previous week, and Kevin Rowsell was also a similar time outside his PB. Gemma Hoare ran a 0:06 Lakeside PB and her 3rd best ever in all parkruns. Debbie Keenan made her Lakeside debut too.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓

1 1 Tom DALLAMORE Corby AC 00:17:48

23 1 Jackie LLOYD Liss RC 00:20:51

26 24 Warren BARKER Baffins Fitclub 00:21:34

37 33 Kevin ROWSELL Baffins Fitclub 00:22:37

106 88 Lee COLLIER-WILLIAMS Baffins Fitclub 00:27:36

133 106 Colin EDWARDS Baffins Fitclub 00:29:16

145 37 Maria ROWSELL Baffins Fitclub 00:30:12

198 69 Gemma HOARE Baffins Fitclub 00:35:12

239 96 Susan LAMB Baffins Fitclub 00:41:02

241 98 Debbie KEENAN Baffins Fitclub 00:41:10

258 109 Sharon HEALY Baffins Fitclub 00:54:07

A report on the RNLI 10k/Pieces of 8 and other races last weekend will appear in the next couple of days I hope, and Matthew Hedley is going to work on a blog including the previous week's Ageas Bowl 10k and Windsor Half. I can assure you there were some fantastic performances form loads of our runners in the last fortnight.

Cheers, see you at Southsea on Saturday hopefully.