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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

parkrun review 4th June 2022

by Brett Rumfitt

A total of 286 runners took part at Ashton Court parkrun#494

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

1 1 Alex HAMBLIN Unattached 00:17:45

11 1 Ella TREBY Unattached 00:20:35

108 79 Eric DE GREEF Baffins Fitclub 00:25:34

The course is just on the west side of the River Avon in Bristol. Eric De Greef is now our fastest here.It is an interesting up and down course as explained below.

Ashton Court parkrun is a simple out and back course, starting and finishing on the main service road 250m beyond the mansion, and following well made paths to a turning point close to the Ashton Court quarry. The first and last 1.3km is run on a tarmac service road (closed to motor traffic, except authorised park vehicles). The middle 2.4 km is on a wide stone/gravel path, generally well drained although the top of the course is subject to potholes resulting in puddles after heavy rain. From the start to the turning point there is an ascent of around 100m. This is mostly a steady climb, although two short stretches are quite steep. Nobody should be put off by this. There is no shame in walking the steep bits - they’re always followed by some respite and at the turning point you’re rewarded with fantastic views over Bristol and the surrounding countryside, and the promise of 2.5km downhill to the finish.

A total of 658 runners took part at Southampton parkrun event #444

A much speedier time for Sonny Locke, in fact his best since December 2019 and 3rd best here. Also our fasyest currevt runner here.

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

1 1 Lewis BAILEY Unattached 00:16:42

20 19 Sonny LOCKE Baffins Fitclub 00:18:58

38 1 Charlotte BROOKS Unattached 00:20:08

A total of 308 runners took part at Southsea parkrun event #384

Katherine Newell was among the volunteers and Michael Rae had the 5th best Age Grade.

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

1 1 Adam Joseph DART Unattached 00:17:40

12 1 Amy CHAPLIN Unattached 00:19:36

41 38 Michael Rae 00:21:55

90 11 Laura RICHARDSON Baffins Fitclub 00:24:40

98 14 Mercede PANNOZZO Baffins Fitclub 00:25:11

126 100 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:26:54

131 22 Fiona SHAW Baffins Fitclub 00:27:06

146 27 Fiona BUCK Baffins Fitclub 00:27:38

261 162 Robert TURNER-DIAMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:34:40

308 112 Katherine NEWELL Baffins Fitclub 00:53:41

A total of 193 runners took part at Highbury Fields parkrun event #484

I was our 1st runner here (after The Killers concert the night before at Arsenal's ground) just 2 stops up the Victoria Line from Euston. Highbury Fields parkrun is an anti-clockwise 5-lap course (not as boring as it may sound) that goes around the bottom part of Highbury Fields (Highbury Place and Highbury Crescent). I really had to concentrate on how many laps I'd run as my watch did not pick up GPS at the start!

Smaller number due to the Queen's Platunum Jubilee.

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

1 1 Ryan FURNISS Unattached 00:17:12

2 1 Annie ARNOLD Unattached 00:18:09

36 30 Brett RUMFITT Baffins Fitclub 00:21:42

A total of 206 runners took part at Lloyd parkrun, Croydon event #552 where Ian Briscoe was also in the capital.He ran a great PB here by 1:13.

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

1 1 Steve WINDER Unattached 00:17:53

31 1 Zoha JETHA Unattached 00:22:09

42 39 Ian BRISCOE Baffins Fitclub 00:23:02

The course is two anti-clockwise laps of the Western half of Lloyd Park starting and finishing at the Lloyd Park Pavillion close to Lloyd Park tram stop. The course follows the perimeter of the Lloyd Park games fields and then the paths through the adjacent mixed parkland, past a Frisbee golf course and with a short climb to the highest point in the park before returning to the games fields to finish with a leg past the local Bowling Green and tennis courts.

A total of 158 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #244

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

1 1 Steven AMOS Unattached 00:17:33

22 1 Nicola THOMAS Unattached 00:22:54

59 54 Chris MATHEWS Baffins Fitclub 00:27:15

Chris Mathews ran his best since Sept 2019.

A total of 51 runners took part at Mallards Pike parkrun event #60

Jo Parry was our 1st runner here.

Single lap course near Lydney, on the west side of the River Severn in Glos. on a hardcore, purpose built, permanent track. The course is run entirely on wide fire trail paths

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

1 1 Leyton FLEET Unattached 00:19:28

7 1 Jocelyn CASTLE Unattached 00:22:13

34 12 Joanna PARRY Baffins Fitclub 00:33:06

A total of 111 runners took part at Itchen Valley Country parkrun event #47

Becci Knowles ran well to get 5th female finisher.

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

1 1 Max COSTLEY Unattached 00:17:34

19 1 Fiona DOWNIE Unattached 00:24:16

32 5 Rebecca KNOWLES Baffins Fitclub 00:26:11

Finally to our local run a total of 86 runners took part at Great Salterns parkrun event #20. James Baker took it easy and still won at a canter. It is good that he seems to like our course though.

Richard Walker was 7th and Jason Smith 9th male finishers. Richard was only 3 secs outside his best here, but Jason Smith took 32 secs off his 3rd PB in a row. Lisa Cross ran a 1:38 best and was 5th female and Jade Southam came in 10th. Nickie Luxford made her debut here.

Volunteers (thank you so much) were Ashleigh BERRYMAN, Brenda BRADSHAW, Liam BRADSHAW, Kev BUDD, Sarina COLLIS, Denise COURTNEY, Steve CROSS, Kate ENGLISH, Louise GRIFFIN, Paul GRIFFIN, Anthony JOHNS, Richard JONES, Nick LAY, Kitty LI, Helen MAYHEAD, Mike NEWNHAM, Paul NORRIS, Neil PRIDDLE, Kevin ROWSELL, Maria ROWSELL, Janet SAMPSON, Jason SMITH, Nigel SO, Jade SOUTHAM, Phil SOUTHWORTH, Paul WAINWRIGHT, Richard WALKER

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

1 1 James BAKER Unattached 00:17:50

7 7 Richard WALKER Baffins Fitclub 00:21:43

9 9 Jason SMITH Baffins Fitclub 00:22:03

12 12 Alex GANNON Baffins Fitclub 00:23:05

13 1 Karen WILLIAMS Unattached 00:23:25

16 15 Kevin ROWSELL Baffins Fitclub 00:23:50

17 16 Dave REES-WHELAN Baffins Fitclub 00:24:07

18 17 John BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:24:21

23 21 Ian SAYNOR Baffins Fitclub 00:25:18

24 22 Paul GRIFFIN Baffins Fitclub 00:25:19

28 5 Lisa CROSS Baffins Fitclub 00:25:57

30 25 Craig LUNN Baffins Fitclub 00:26:04

40 34 Keith CAUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:26:52

41 35 Nick LAY Baffins Fitclub 00:26:53

51 43 James YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:27:47

61 10 Jade SOUTHAM Baffins Fitclub 00:33:23

62 11 Ashleigh BERRYMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:33:24

71 17 Nickie LUXFORD Baffins Fitclub 00:36:07

81 26 Kim STROUD Baffins Fitclub 00:39:52

82 27 Ruth COLLINS Baffins Fitclub 00:42:47

86 56 Richard JONES Baffins Fitclub 00:48:03