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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

Parkruns from 1st December 2018

by Brett Rumfitt

Parkruns from 1st December 2018

Hi, good evening (or morning depending when you get round to reading this). In the parkruns on Saturday 1st December, the numbers were well down due to various factors. There included Christmas Shopping, recovering from parties the night before, other races, Baffins Trail Run Training, long runs for Marathon Training and simply the weather which was wet and very windy.A total of only 176 runners ( the lowest since October 2017) took part at Southsea parkrun event #271. We had a crosswind to contend with which was slightly worse on the return leg. Some were actually blown into street furniture such as poor Keith Caunt who cut his ankle. I also saw another lady with 2 volunteers with blood trickling down her face mixed with the rain. She wasn't badly hurt though as far as I know. The volunteers included Katherine Newell whose daughter Hayley was first lady in her 200th parkrun and nearly caught me at the finish. Others were Alice Bird, Jason Smith, Liam ( Brenda Bradshaw) Andy Seek and Verity-Jayne Walton. Thanks for doing what you do in those conditions.
Michael Rae was 4th and me 1st equal in the age-graded times last time 10.6.17). I have not been in the top 10 for ages (01/01/2016). Run Britain have graded the run 4.8 difficulty so anyone within about 1.5 minutes of their PB should be pleased.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓1 1 James JOHNSON Highgate Harriers 00:18:2110 10 Brett RUMFITT Baffins Fitclub 00:21:3211 1 Hayley NEWELL Unattached 00:21:3422 20 Michael RAE 22:35 53 49 Martyn THREADER Baffins Fitclub 00:24:4665 59 Keith CAUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:25:3682 74 Kev BUDD Baffins Fitclub 00:27:1195 14 Cat UNDERWOOD Baffins Fitclub 00:28:12106 20 Loisa HAYWARD The Breakfast Club 29:04117 93 James YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:30:02130 103 Dean SCHUBERT Baffins Fitclub 00:31:42152 114 Martin BIDDLE Baffins Fitclub 00:35:04153 39 Denyse KING Vegan Runners 35:26160 120 Robert BILTON Baffins Fitclub 00:38:42175 50 Katherine NEWELL Baffins Fitclub 00:53:48
A total of 90 runners took part at Bedfont Lakes parkrun event #487. Alex Yorke made a first BFC run here.
Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓1 1 Michael COTTRILL Walton AC 00:19:017 1 Rebecca CURTIS-HALL Ranelagh Harriers 00:20:4082 26 Alex YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:35:10
A total of 196 runners took part at Mile End parkrun event #356 in East London. Rob Scammell made his debut here in his first parkrun since moving to the capital.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓1 1 Unknown ATHLETE Unattached 00:16:4439 1 Leanne MEREDITH Kent AC 00:21:58114 92 Robert SCAMMELL Baffins Fitclub 00:27:01
A total of 66 runners took part at Queen Elizabeth parkrun event #294. Here Lee Collier-Williams got that sub 30:00 he wanted with a QE PB by 1:33.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓1 1 Simon KOLSTOE Unattached 00:21:3026 1 Marie POLLITT Bad Boy Running 00:26:5534 33 Lee COLLIER-WILLIAMS Baffins Fitclub 00:28:38
A total of 138 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #135 won by the very speedy Max Costley who has run under 16 minutes.. Paul ran with his daughter.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓1 1 Max COSTLEY Southampton AC 00:16:3318 1 Abby ROSS Unattached 00:21:5222 20 Warren BARKER Baffins Fitclub 00:22:1678 67 Gary SEAMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:28:5185 68 Paul GRIFFIN Baffins Fitclub 00:30:11
These will also be on the website at baffinsfitclub.co.uk for posterity.