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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

Parkrun Report 6th July 2019

by Brett Rumfitt

Parkrun Report 6th July 2019

A total of 477 runners took part at Swindon parkrun event #454. Ben Ellwood ran his 5th best here of 22 runsPosition ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓1 1 Simon BYRNE Swindon Harriers 00:16:2837 1 Ayla TONKIN Swindon Harriers 00:21:28143 129 Ben ELLWOOD Baffins Fitclub 00:25:31
A total of 193 runners took part at Inverness parkrun event #402 including 3 of our Baffineers. Is this the furthest north we have ventured?
Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓1 1 Finlay Uisdean MACLENNAN Inverness Harriers AAC 00:17:5926 1 Morag MURRAY Unattached 00:22:3259 52 Steve CROSS Baffins Fitclub 00:25:4460 53 Kevin ROWSELL Baffins Fitclub 00:25:44121 39 Maria ROWSELL Baffins Fitclub 00:31:02
A total of 89 runners took part at Richmond Olympic (British Columbia, Canada) parkrun event #140. Is this further north?? Get your atlases out or more likely google maps. Our two Canadian adventurers are back in the UK now but will be back at Lakeside this coming Saturday for Dave Ollie Oliver and Matthew McLean 's 50th runs.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓1 1 Bryan TUIT North West AC 00:17:0112 1 Penelope TEOH Unattached 00:20:0930 25 Dave OLIVER Baffins Fitclub 00:23:0870 49 Martin BIDDLE Baffins Fitclub 00:30:54
A total of 95 runners took part at Queen Elizabeth parkrun event #326
Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓1 1 Paul MITCHINSON Victory AC 00:18:437 1 Philippa COLVILLE Unattached 00:21:1882 27 Carol CARBERRY Baffins Fitclub 00:37:29
A total of 274 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #166. A much smaller field this week as Southsea was back on.

Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓1 1 Lewis BANNER Stubbington Green Runners 00:17:5213 1 Stephanie KITCHEN Unattached 00:20:54136 31 Katie ROWSELL Baffins Fitclub 00:29:28156 39 Tina MATHEWS Baffins Fitclub 00:30:54234 94 Laura DIAMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:39:09
A total of 456 runners took part at Southsea parkrun event #303. It was Kevin Aylward 's 150th parkrun and he had adapted his 50 parkrun shirt. It was also Helen Mayhead 's 100th run at Southsea. Helen Mayhead ran her best of 2019! Some fantastic performances here in warm conditions. Daniel Walton ran a great All-parkrun PB showing last week's time at QE was not a fluke! Dan beat his Southsea best by an incredible 00:30. Sonny Locke kept up his terrific sequence of PBs here with 1:24 off and his best at any parkrun. I heard he beat this again at the Great Run Local the day after! Richard Stevens ran a 0:27 PB and Amanda Simpson 0:46. Owen Marshall ran a 0:30 PB. So 5 BFC in the top 22.
Position ↓ Gender Position ↓ parkrunner ↓ Club ↓ Run Time ↓1 1 Phillip YOUNG Windle Valley Runners 00:16:587 7 Dan Slayford 18:4610 10 Sonny LOCKE Baffins Fitclub 00:18:5714 14 Owen MARSHALL Baffins Fitclub 00:19:2219 1 Tamara LAKE Liss RC 00:19:5022 21 Daniel WALTON Baffins Fitclub 00:19:5930 28 Brett RUMFITT Baffins Fitclub 00:20:4340 38 Mike Rae 21:0360 53 Richard STEVENS Baffins Fitclub 00:22:2061 54 Ian BRISCOE Baffins Fitclub 00:22:2078 69 Jason SMITH Baffins Fitclub 00:23:1994 83 Matthew MCLEAN Baffins Fitclub 00:23:5397 86 Jon OLSEN Baffins Fitclub 00:24:03108 96 Gary COOK Baffins Fitclub 00:24:26115 102 Paul NORRIS Baffins Fitclub 00:24:42143 19 Helen MAYHEAD Baffins Fitclub 00:25:29147 127 Richard HARRIS Baffins Fitclub 00:25:37153 132 Colin SOUTHWELL Baffins Fitclub 00:25:47154 133 Lee COLLIER-WILLIAMS Baffins Fitclub 00:25:48164 25 Amanda Simpson 26:09166 26 Stephanie LOWRY Baffins Fitclub 00:26:14181 151 Kevin AYLWARD Baffins Fitclub 00:26:38183 153 Steven PARKER Baffins Fitclub 00:26:39203 37 Fiona BUCK Baffins Fitclub 00:27:10209 38 Nikki TOUT Baffins Fitclub 00:27:23224 43 Camelia BIGGS Baffins Fitclub 00:27:56261 205 David SHARP Baffins Fitclub 00:29:00282 68 Lucy HUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:29:41307 228 Darren LININGTON Baffins Fitclub 00:30:32314 85 Sarina COLLIS Baffins Fitclub 00:30:42315 230 Dan BAILEY Baffins Fitclub 00:30:43325 91 Alex YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:31:08332 238 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:31:28361 109 Mirinda BAILEY Baffins Fitclub 00:32:44386 260 Robert Turner-Diamond 34:13387 127 Alice BIRD Baffins Fitclub 00:34:15430 283 Robert BILTON Baffins Fitclub 00:40:34431 284 Ben O'SHEA Baffins Fitclub 00:40:40441 152 Jackie LADD Baffins Fitclub 00:44:16442 153 Debbie KEENAN Baffins Fitclub 00:44:17454 160 Katherine NEWELL Baffins Fitclub 00:55:58Katherine Newell and Verity-Jayne Walton were among the volunteers. I noticed some names I hadn't seen for a while to Debbie Keenan Brookes, Jackie Jacqueline Ladd and Stephanie Lowry.
In the age-graded times, Amanda Simpson was 16th, Michael Rae 7th and I was 4th despite being a little disappointed with my time. Run Britain rated the difficulty at 2.0 out of 6.0 so although not much wind they took into account the heat.