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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

parkrun review 8th January 2022

by Brett Rumfitt

Just what you've been waiting for!!: another parkrun review, this time from 8th January 2022.

We will begin at Southampton where the numbers are always high and consistently in the top 5 attended events in the UK.

A total of 714 runners took part atSouthampton parkrun event #423

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

1 1 Max COSTLEY Unattached 00:16:31

23 1 Cara COUGHLAN Unattached 00:19:49

635 372 Sonny LOCKE Baffins Fitclub 00:36:53

The Southampton numbers do not appear to have diminished even though a new parkrun has started at Totton, where a total of 182 runners took part at Bartley Park parkrun event #4

Ian Briscoe was our 1st runner here in the 4th event.

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

1 1 Simon KING Unattached 00:18:44

11 1 Helen BONAER Unattached 00:20:38

37 28 Ian BRISCOE Baffins Fitclub 00:24:38

It is run on gravel and tarmac paths. Starting near Testbourne Play Area, head on the main path towards Ashurst Bridge, crossing a small wooden bridge then turning left alongside Bartley Water. Head up the slope and follow the path to the right. Cross the main path into the skate park, turning along a gravel track then onto the tarmac to the first turnaround point. We then return to the main path, turning left to head back towards the start. At the playpark, turn left towards Briarwood Road, to the 2nd turnaround point. Head back to the main path to complete the first lap. Turn right for the 2nd lap, and proceed as before, at the end of the 2nd lap turn left towards the finish which is about 100m away at the ball park

At another fairly new parkrun a total of 82 runners took part at Itchen Valley Country parkrun event #27

Louise Griffin and Ashleigh made their debuts here. Louise was 2nd female finisher despite a slower time for her, no doubt due to the course being wet and consisting of grass, and trail paths-her favorite.

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

1 1 Josh GOOK Unattached 00:20:50

12 1 Olivia CAMPBELL Unattached 00:25:54

19 2 Louise GRIFFIN Baffins Fitclub 00:27:19

54 18 Ashleigh BERRYMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:34:11

Meanwhile Martyn Threader and Andy got their W for their alphabet and are our 1st runners here in North Devon.

A total of 55 runners took part at Woolacombe Dunes parkrun event #92

It is offially tone of the most difficult parkrun course in the UK with a rating of 6.0 on Run Britain.

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

1 1 Glen LEWIS Unattached 00:21:00

5 1 Maddie HORTON Unattached 00:23:14

53 30 Martyn THREADER Baffins Fitclub 00:50:08

54 31 Andy GUBBS Baffins Fitclub 00:50:41

The course is run on a mixture of stone tracks, sand dunes and sand. One continuous lap on a mixture of stone tracks, sand dunes and beach. This unique parkrun takes in stunning views of Woolacombe Bay and beyond. Maybe even to Lundy Island on a clear day! t is an excellent opportunity to run amongst rich and diverse wildlife and habitats. Held on National Trust land within the North Devon AONB.

Unfortunately this course is not suited to buggies.

A total of 180 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #224

It is good to see some runners coming back.

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

1 1 Matthew RUSSELL Unattached 00:19:11

22 1 Madelaine HALL Unattached 00:22:48

142 49 Cat UNDERWOOD Baffins Fitclub 00:33:10

144 91 Gary SEAMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:33:22

165 63 Jacqueline GODDARD Baffins Fitclub 00:38:09

168 100 Colin EDWARDS Baffins Fitclub 00:39:59

A total of 160 runners took part at Torbay Velopark parkrun event #193

Rebecca Niles was 4th female finisher and equalled her PB of 2 weeks ago!

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

1 1 Matthew GILVEAR Unattached 00:17:57

8 1 Rosie HATTERSLEY Unattached 00:20:47

31 4 Rebecca NILES Baffins Fitclub 00:23:24

A total of 192 runners took part at Havant parkrun event #433

Both Becci Knowles and Helen Mayhead finished high up the female list, both within a minute of their PBs here.

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

1 1 Luke BROCKS Unattached 00:19:33

7 1 Hannah LOWRY Unattached 00:21:57

53 9 Rebecca KNOWLES Baffins Fitclub 00:26:18

68 14 Helen MAYHEAD Baffins Fitclub 00:27:18

Finally a total of 351 runners took part at Southsea parkrun event #363

It was good to see Fiona Shaw and Kevin Aylward coming back in difficult windy conditions. Eric De Greef also ran well as did Alex Gannon and Dave Rees-Whelan. The return leg, for instance, for me was a minute slower. Pleased to say I was 2nd best age grade!

Ian Saynor has now run the last 3, after never running a parkrun before! Is he a convert then??

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

1 1 Ross PARTRIDGE Unattached 00:18:26

21 1 Corin BEARPARK Unattached 00:21:16

27 25 Brett RUMFITT Baffins Fitclub 00:22:05

28 26 Dave REES-WHELAN Baffins Fitclub 00:22:07

59 53 Eric DE GREEF Baffins Fitclub 00:24:17

76 66 Alex GANNON Baffins Fitclub 00:25:05

105 85 Ian SAYNOR Baffins Fitclub 00:26:30

106 86 Jason SMITH Baffins Fitclub 00:26:30

109 15 Mercede PANNOZZO Baffins Fitclub 00:26:38

157 28 Fiona BUCK Baffins Fitclub 00:28:27

174 123 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:29:03

179 127 Keith CAUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:29:09

207 54 Vicky COOPER Baffins Fitclub 00:30:16

211 138 Kevin AYLWARD Baffins Fitclub 00:30:38

216 58 Fiona SHAW Baffins Fitclub 00:30:52

229 149 Stephen HOPES Baffins Fitclub 00:31:39

350 130 Katherine NEWELL Baffins Fitclub 00:56:38

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