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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

parkrun review for 21st May 2022

by Brett Rumfitt

A (strangely small) total of 58 runners took part at Great Salterns parkrun event #18

Some great runs here including top 10s for James (debut and All parkrun PB)) Karen Millham, Richard Walker (All parkrun PB) and Katie Beasley (was Rowsell)

PBs were from Katie Beasley 0:47, Keith Caunt 0:43, and tailwalker Janice Wellstead 3:49. Dave Rees-Whelan and John Bucketsofrain weren't far off their quickest on the course.

Other debuts were Michael Beasley and Alex Marathon Millham.

In the age-graded times, John Bucketsofrain was 2nd, Dave Rees-Whelan 6th and Richard Walker 8th.

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

1 1 Robert FORD Unattached 00:19:01

7 7 James MILLHAM Baffins Fitclub 00:21:01

10 10 Richard WALKER Baffins Fitclub 00:21:40

12 12 Dave REES-WHELAN Baffins Fitclub 00:21:50

17 17 John BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:24:02

21 21 Keith CAUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:25:06

22 1 Natasha FAHY Unattached 00:25:10

34 4 Katie ROWSELL Baffins Fitclub 00:28:36

35 30 Michael BEASLEY Baffins Fitclub 00:28:37

51 42 Alex MILLHAM Baffins Fitclub 00:35:56

57 13 Janice WELLSTEAD Baffins Fitclub 00:53:23

58 14 Alison SOUTHWELL Baffins Fitclub 00:53:25

Thanks to the volunteers as ever. Please offer to help out on a regular basis. One event in Barry Island today was cancelled as they did not have enough volunteers!!!!!

Julie ALLAN, Kevin AYLWARD, Robert BILTON, Keith CAUNT, Ruth COLLINS, Denise COURTNEY, Steve CROSS, Olivia GOSNEY, Ian GREGORY, Jacquie JONES, Helen MAYHEAD, William MAYHEAD, David PEARSON, Kevin ROWSELL, Maria ROWSELL, Brett RUMFITT, Fiona SHAW, Jason SMITH, Alison SOUTHWELL, Kim STROUD, Tracy STRYDOM, Paul WAINWRIGHT, Richard WALKER, Janice Janice Wellstead

A total of 177 runners took part at Victoria Dock parkrun event #130 in London. A 'V' was collected by Martyn Threader, Pam Threader and Andy on their quest for the alphabet. This is the course opposite the o2 where I ran a few weeks ago on tarmac, paving and some cobbles with atleast 13x 90 degree turns.

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

1 1 Sam MACNAMARA Unattached 00:16:32

25 1 Liz PEPPER Unattached 00:21:54

166 91 Martyn THREADER Baffins Fitclub 00:42:57

167 92 Andy GUBBS Baffins Fitclub 00:42:58

168 69 Pam THREADER Baffins Fitclub 00:43:03

A total of 115 runners took part at the splendidly named Parke parkrun event #342. Should you be interested, here are the course details on a National Trust property.

The course is in Parke Estate, near Bovey Tracey. The course is run on a mixture of trail paths, tarmac path and gravel cycle path .The start and finish area is on the private drive to Parke House. After 90m head off right down the stoney path past the meadow, at the gate head straight across the crossroads and after passing the big wooden shed turn left up the steep hill. Stay on this path until for about one kilometre and turn sharp right near the gate at the far end of the Parke property, follow the lower valley path for one kilometre back towards the cross roads. When you get back to the crossroads turn left which will take you over two bridges over the old mill stream and River Bovey.

On the other side of the second bridge continue straight ahead and take the path up onto the old railway line (Wray Valley Trail). Turn left along the trail for about 500m before taking a right up the hill into the trees. At the top of the hill turn right and follow the path all the way round dropping back onto the old railway before turning left and following it for 200m before turning right back over the bridges to the crossroads. Turn left through the gate and back up the stoney path finish line.

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

1 1 Ewan WALTON Unattached 00:20:15

9 1 Melanie BROOKS Unattached 00:22:14

71 54 Robert CLAYTON Baffins Fitclub 00:31:22

Robert Duncan Clayton is our 2nd runner here after Sarah Spragg

A total of 229 runners took part at Havant parkrun event #451where Eric De Greef ran a 0:09 PB and his fastest anywhere since New Year's Day 2019.

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

1 1 Paul MITCHINSON Unattached 00:18:49

11 1 Joanne STANFORD Unattached 00:21:29

53 42 Eric DE GREEF Baffins Fitclub 00:25:05

A total of 452 runners took part art Southsea parkrun#382

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

1 1 David JARRETT Unattached 00:16:59

20 1 Emily GEORGIADES Unattached 00:19:34

41 37 Michael Rae 00:21:37 (6th best age grade)

105 92 Paul GRIFFIN Baffins Fitclub 00:24:21

168 26 Amanda SIMPSON Baffins Fitclub 00:26:42

183 30 Fiona BUCK Baffins Fitclub 00:27:08

191 150 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:27:36

376 240 Robert TURNER-DIAMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:34:27

Volunteers included Katherine Newell and Ian Briscoe

Another huge total of 856 runners took part at Southampton parkrun event #442

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

1 1 Jon PEPIN Unattached 00:16:34

3 1 Annie MANN Unattached 00:17:11

39 38 Sonny LOCKE Baffins Fitclub 00:19:00

A total of 232 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #242

Alison Newman DID run a PB despite the official records and it was by an excellent 1:07. Her records show husband Geoffrey's time as she used his barcode in error once before.

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

2 1 Andrew MEREDITH Unattached 00:19:10

22 1 Sari GIERING Unattached 00:22:34

70 61 Geoffrey NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:26:08

93 78 Chris MATHEWS Baffins Fitclub 00:27:23

192 68 Alison NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:35:39