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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

parkrun review 28th May 2022

by Brett Rumfitt

A total of 85 runners took part at Zuiderpark parkrun event #31 in The Netherlands. Andy and Martyn Threader got their 'Z' for their alphabet. Eric De Greef remains our fastest here though.

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

1 1 David CROSS Unattached 00:19:42

3 1 Caitlin BRADBURY Unattached 00:19:48

74 48 Martyn THREADER Baffins Fitclub 00:36:36

75 49 Andy GUBBS Baffins Fitclub 00:36:38

Meanwhile, much closer to home a total of 119 runners took part at Great Salterns parkrun event #19

James Baker took 18 secs off his course PB. There was an epic battle for 2 of the 3 laps between BFC members. It finished with a magnificent 18 sec PB for Paul Griffin (his 4th in his last 4 runs here), Richard Jones was just outside his best, as was Alex Gannon, Ian Briscoe, Keith Caunt Fiona Cfb and myself. John Bucketsofrain and daughter Caitlin (4th female) both ran PBs (49 and 30 secs respectively). The PBs kept on flowing with Kev Budd 16 secs (5th in a row) paced by Ian Saynor, Rich Harris 1:07, wife Nikki Harris 38 secs, Colin Southwell 36 secs, Darren Linington 9 secs ( also 5th in a row) and Nick Lay 11 secs.

Jon Olsen ran for the 1st time as did Nikki Wright

John Bucketsofrain was 4th best age grade, I was 6th and Richard Jones 10th.

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

1 1 James BAKER Unattached 00:16:14

13 13 Paul GRIFFIN Baffins Fitclub 00:21:21

16 16 Richard JONES Baffins Fitclub 00:21:40

17 17 Brett RUMFITT Baffins Fitclub 00:21:46

22 22 Ian BRISCOE Baffins Fitclub 00:22:14

23 1 Lisa-Marie PECKOVER Unattached 00:22:29

24 23 Alex GANNON Baffins Fitclub 00:22:32

28 27 John BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:23:00

33 30 Craig LUNN Baffins Fitclub 00:24:30

34 4 Caitlin BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:24:32

35 31 Paul NORRIS Baffins Fitclub 00:24:34

43 37 Keith CAUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:25:47

46 40 Jon OLSEN Baffins Fitclub 00:25:50

48 42 Kev BUDD Baffins Fitclub 00:25:56

49 43 Ian SAYNOR Baffins Fitclub 00:25:56

51 44 Richard HARRIS Baffins Fitclub 00:26:09

56 48 Nick LAY Baffins Fitclub 00:26:43

61 11 Helen Hunt Tone Zone/BFC 00:27:16

67 56 Warren BARKER Baffins Fitclub 00:27:35

68 57 Colin SOUTHWELL Baffins Fitclub 00:27:39

73 13 Fiona BUCK Baffins Fitclub 00:28:00

76 14 Nikki TOUT Baffins Fitclub 00:28:04

79 16 Helen MAYHEAD Baffins Fitclub 00:28:42

89 70 Darren LININGTON Baffins Fitclub 00:30:28

91 20 Alanna BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:30:55

95 24 Nikki WRIGHT Baffins Fitclub 00:31:14

96 25 Denise COURTNEY Baffins Fitclub 00:31:14

97 26 Julie ALLAN Baffins Fitclub 00:31:15

107 29 Nicola EVANS Baffins Fitclub 00:36:55

Volunteers who were greatly appreciated were Kevin AYLWARD, Robert BILTON, Fiona BUCK, Kev BUDD, Helen BURCHETT, Katie CAREW-ROBINSON, Keith CAUNT, Alexander CREAMER, Nicola EVANS, Vicki GLEED, Louise GRIFFIN, Nick LAY, Nickie LUXFORD, Helen MAYHEAD, William MAYHEAD, Jordan PENTONEY, Neil PRIDDLE, Brett RUMFITT, Janet SAMPSON, Carol SEYMOUR, Jason SMITH, Tracy STRYDOM, Paul WAINWRIGHT, Samuel WINTON

In fact this was Kevin Aylward 's 50th volunteer credit.

Katie Carew-Robinson and her GoodGym members helped out and did a litter pick at Baffins Pond after. Anyone who would like to help please contact them.

A total of 230 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #243

Mercede Alcina Pannozzo was 5th female and Alison Newman ran another fantastic PB, this time 33 secs after last week's 1:07.

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

1 1 Ethan NEALE Unattached 00:17:58

26 1 Deborah JEFFERY Unattached 00:22:27

52 5 Mercede PANNOZZO Baffins Fitclub 00:24:57

67 55 Rob COOKE Baffins Fitclub 00:26:07

112 90 Robert CLAYTON Baffins Fitclub 00:28:55

126 100 Reuben HANSON Baffins Fitclub 00:29:40

186 61 Alison NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:35:06

A total of 410 runners took part at University Parks parkrun event #16. This is a newish event in Oxford. James Yorke and Alex Yorke are out 1st runners here.

A flat two-lap course on compacted gravel paths. Starting at the northern end of Oak Walk, participants turn left onto North Walk before tracking the perimeter of the park anticlockwise onto South Walk. A left turn onto Thorn Walk takes participants northwards for a short time, before two right-hand corners sees the course return down Oak Walk to the park's southern edge. After a left-hand bend, participants follow Riverside Walk northwards, turning left and left again before the pond to rejoin North Walk. At the end of their second lap, participants turn left onto Oak Walk to finish alongside the Tentorium.

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

1 1 Matthieu MARSHALL Unattached 00:16:40

35 1 Emily GEORGIADES Unattached 00:19:39

214 152 James YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:27:05

390 148 Alex YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:35:31

A total of 782 runners took part at Southampton parkrun event#443

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

1 1 Damian SPRECKLEY Unattached 00:16:45

27 1 Lucy HARRISON Unattached 00:19:01

660 398 Sonny LOCKE Baffins Fitclub 00:34:00

A total of 394 runners took part.

View full results for Southsea parkrun event #383

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

1 1 Gianni SHIPP Unattached 00:16:47

6 1 Katie SLATER Unattached 00:18:54

31 26 Michael Rae 00:21:00

42 36 Dave REES-WHELAN Baffins Fitclub 00:21:43

102 15 Laura RICHARDSON Baffins Fitclub 00:24:29

131 19 Fiona SHAW Baffins Fitclub 00:25:49

135 20 Amanda SIMPSON Baffins Fitclub 00:25:59

176 134 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:27:34

178 32 Olivia SCAMMELL Baffins Fitclub 00:27:37

279 72 Vicky COOPER Baffins Fitclub 00:31:17

321 205 Robert TURNER-DIAMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:33:44

393 145 Katherine NEWELL Baffins Fitclub 00:51:47

Michael Rae was 7th and Amanda Simpson 8th in the age grades. Michael Rae ran his fastest since July 2019. Fiona Shaw kept up her steady improvement. Katherine Newell was among the volunteers.

A total of 208 runners took part at Rosliston parkrun event #251

Becci Knowles is our 1st runner here (6th female finisher) in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. It looks beautiful.

The course follows a signed and marshalled 5k route through this beautifully scenic site. The start and finish are conveniently located near to the visitor centre and café.

From the start runners head up a short incline, before turning left and following the marked path as it gently twists and turns down a slope. At the bottom runners turn right and follow the path on an anticlockwise loop. The path then meanders through the Bluebell Woods and past the Greenheart Lakes before turning left and weaving uphill and anticlockwise around the perimeter of the Wooded area before turning left and down a short ‘trail’ clearing in the woods. On re-joining the path and turning right runners follow the path as it twists and turns around the meadow and back towards the Bluebell Woods. Runners will then be directed to follow the path on a clockwise loop before turning left and uphill along the winding path before finishing on the grass in front of the Visitor Centre.

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

1 1 James FARMER Unattached 00:19:04

4 1 Amy LOWE Unattached 00:20:17

43 6 Rebecca KNOWLES Baffins Fitclub 00:25:52

Sorry if I've missed anyobne off who is not listed as Baffins on their parkrun profile. Thanks to all volunteers. Please volunteer if you can on a regular vasis especially if injuted or racing the following day. Free teas and coffees are given at the Cricket Hut courtesy of Kev Budd and many tasks can be completed before and after the run so yoiu can compete too!

Please check the facebook page as races are being posted which sell out quickly, and it's great to have a group of Baffins runners together at these events.