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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

parkrun review Saturday 26th February 2022

by Brett Rumfitt

A total of 368 runners took part at Southsea parkrun event #370

I was told the strong wind was southerly so keeping everyone 'left' on the way out. Times were down on usual. Well done to Fiona Shaw (16th best age-graded time) on her fastest since breaking her arm. Michael Rae had the 7th best age-graded time. Katherine Newell was amongst the volunteers.

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

1 1 Chris BIRCH Unattached 00:17:39

5 1 Rebecca SLEAP Unattached 00:18:38

35 27 Michael Rae 00:22:00

91 16 Rebecca KNOWLES Baffins Fitclub 00:24:38

93 17 Laura RICHARDSON Baffins Fitclub 00:24:48

131 100 James YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:26:06

137 25 Fiona SHAW Baffins Fitclub 00:26:21

142 106 Jason SMITH Baffins Fitclub 00:26:29

144 107 Keith CAUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:26:30

175 128 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:28:18

178 36 Kim STROUD Baffins Fitclub 00:28:22

266 74 Jenni JONES Baffins Fitclub 00:32:42

288 183 Robert TURNER-DIAMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:34:00

368 135 Katherine NEWELL Baffins Fitclub 00:53:15

A total of 79 runners took part at Queen Elizabeth parkrun event #393

Alanna Burchett was 4th female finisher and father John Bucketsofrain was a massive 4:26 below his previous best here and had the 3rd best age-graded time.

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

1 1 Alexander LAKE Unattached 00:18:13

17 1 Caitlin LLOYD Unattached 00:24:43

29 26 John BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:26:17

35 4 Alanna BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:26:56

A total of 219 runners took part at Sherwood Pines event#248.

Jacquie Jones made her debut here and is our 3rd runner at this event. The parkrun course at Sherwood Pines Forest Park is made up of one anti-clockwise lap.

The route is primarily completed on the ‘Green’ Family Cycle Route and is a combination of trail and compacted stone paths and park roads.

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

1 1 Matt WATERFIELD Unattached 00:18:05

23 1 Kirsty FW Unattached 00:22:06

172 67 Jacquie JONES Baffins Fitclub 00:34:34

A total of 193 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #231

It is good to see some runners getting back even though they might not be currect members, but still have us on their parkrun profile.

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

1 1 Matthew RUSSELL Unattached 00:18:09

4 1 Nikki MOXHAM Unattached 00:19:29

42 36 Steve CROSS Baffins Fitclub 00:24:29

99 83 Chris MATHEWS Baffins Fitclub 00:28:55

134 104 Gary SEAMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:31:46

161 41 Sarah OTTERY Baffins Fitclub 00:35:07

167 46 Wendy DUFF Baffins Fitclub 00:36:05

A total of 249 runners took part at Sixfields Upton (Northampton) parkrun event #129

The course starts with a fast flat straight and then follows a mixed terrain pathway toward the river and follows round through farm gates. The course continues through a working farm and then re-enters the parkland through a narrow gate. The course then loops back toward the start before following out for a second lap. The final lap involves a small extra loop behind a brick building before the finishing straight.

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

1 1 Adam STONE Unattached 00:18:42

17 1 Julie SHAW Unattached 00:22:24

64 51 Paul HARRISON Baffins Fitclub 00:25:34

Paul Harrison is our 1st runner here and it was his fastest parkrun since the14th March 2020, the day of the first lockdown restrictions.

A total of 57 runners took part at Uckfield parkrun event #79

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

1 1 Harrison ORME Unattached 00:21:26

8 1 Emma ROLLINGS Unattached 00:23:27

52 33 Andy GUBBS Baffins Fitclub 00:56:09

A total of 107 (the smallest number yet) runners took part at Great Salterns parkrun event #6

The small field contributed to my finishing my highest for over 7 years and 2nd best gender position ever!

Richard Jones was also in the top 109 with a 6 secs PB. Helen Mayhead was 8th female finisher on her debut run. I couldn't bel;ieve she hadn't run it before as she always seems to be on the course helping. Craig Lunn ran a 9sec PB here and Nick Lay ran his 4th PB in his only 4 parkruns.

Ian Briscoe, myself, Geoffrey( Alison Newman) and Paul Daniel Norris weren't far off their best here. I was very happy as it was my first parkrun since the dreaded virus.

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

1 1 Peter NEWMAN Unattached 00:19:01

5 1 Anna SMITH-JAMES Unattached 00:22:01

7 5 Brett RUMFITT Baffins Fitclub 00:22:20

11 9 Richard JONES Baffins Fitclub 00:22:53

13 11 Ian BRISCOE Baffins Fitclub 00:22:58

16 14 Dave REES-WHELAN Baffins Fitclub 00:23:28

27 24 Alex GANNON Baffins Fitclub 00:24:05

34 30 Craig LUNN Baffins Fitclub 00:24:34

40 34 Paul NORRIS Baffins Fitclub 00:25:24

44 8 Helen MAYHEAD Baffins Fitclub 00:26:24

47 38 Geoffrey NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:26:34

57 45 Nick LAY Baffins Fitclub 00:27:40

58 46 Warren BARKER Baffins Fitclub 00:27:53

60 13 Julie ALLAN Baffins Fitclub 00:27:57

73 20 Olivia SCAMMELL Baffins Fitclub 00:30:17

74 21 Jade SOUTHAM Baffins Fitclub 00:30:24

86 58 Darren LININGTON Baffins Fitclub 00:33:42

99 37 Ruth COLLINS Baffins Fitclub 00:44:38

Myself and Richard were 2nd and 8th in the age-graded times, just behing local parkrun ambassador Dave Williams. I was pleased to see an older runner who I got chatting to in the first lockdown when we could only go out alone. He told me he didn't run anymore due to knee problems, but here he was in the 65-69 age group running 24:00, 8 years after his last parkrun. He really enjoyed it too.

Please don't forget to put yourself forward to volunteer as there are many different roles, including some where you can run too. Injuries and forthcoming races can give you the ideal opportunity to give a little back to the parkrun community.

Volunteers at Great Salterns included members Julie Allan Fuller, Kevin Aylward, Liam John Bradshaw,Terrie Ann Brown, Kev Budd, Denise Courtney, Eric De Greef, Jason Forbes, Lee Hammond, Kevin Matthew, Helen Mayhead, Alison Newman, Neil Priddle, Bill Mayhead, Myself, Janet Sampson, Colin Southwell and Debbie Spicer.

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