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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

parkrun review 2nd July 2022

by Brett Rumfitt

Beginning at the event where many of our club run and volunteer, total of 72 runners took part at Great Salterns parkrun event #24

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

1 1 Martin HEWLETT Unattached 00:19:18

6 6 Richard WALKER Baffins Fitclub 00:21:08

12 12 Ian SAYNOR Baffins Fitclub 00:22:42

13 13 Dave REES-WHELAN Baffins Fitclub 00:22:46

16 16 John BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:23:36

22 1 Caroline HARWOOD Unattached 00:24:53

31 26 Nick LAY Baffins Fitclub 00:27:02

32 27 Kev BUDD Baffins Fitclub 00:27:09

34 29 Kevin AYLWARD Baffins Fitclub 00:27:26

39 9 Caitlin BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:28:25

40 31 Nigel SO Baffins Fitclub 00:29:00

44 35 James YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:30:18

45 36 Richard HARRIS Baffins Fitclub 00:30:44

47 10 Jacquie JONES Baffins Fitclub 00:30:54

48 11 Tracy STRYDOM Baffins Fitclub 00:31:38

61 19 Kim STROUD Baffins Fitclub 00:37:24

62 43 Alex MILLHAM Baffins Fitclub 00:37:25

67 22 Mahjooba RAHJO Baffins Fitclub 00:39:39 Debut

Some great runs here, with Richard Walker in 6th place getting a 32 secs PB (and best in any parkrun) and in doing so becoming our 4th fastest here. Ian Saynor grabbed an even bigger PB with 1:03 (2nd best in all events), Jacquie Jones (10th female)beat her previous best by 57 secs and I must mention a superb 2:28 PB for young Sienna Kim Stroud. Caitlin Burchett was 8th female finisher.

Nick Lay was close to his best as was Tracy Strydom, John Bucketsofrain was best Age-Graded percentage with Richard Walker 8th.

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Robert BILTON, Terrie BROWN, Fiona BUCK, Kev BUDD, Jason FORBES, Alex HIPKIN, Kitty LI, Craig LUNN, Olivia LUNN, Helen MAYHEAD, William MAYHEAD, Hayden MUSSELWHITE, James MUSSELWHITE, Jordan PENTONEY, Neil PRIDDLE, Xavier SANCHEZ, Aoife SHOVLIN, Nigel SO, Richard WALKER

Why not get involved and volunteer? Many roles mean you can also run. Email the Great Salterns team for next week or see someone at the event to volunteer in a future week.

A total of 192 runners took part at Fareham parkrun event #262

Here Becci Knowles was 6th female finisher.

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

1 1 Harrison MOORE Unattached 00:18:46

16 1 Jennifer JENKS Unattached 00:21:22

47 6 Rebecca KNOWLES Baffins Fitclub 00:25:37

A total of 150 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #248

There was a great 1st place for Jo Wilkins with a 36 sec PB (2nd best at all parkruns) on the course. This is Jo's 3rd parkrun 1st place after winning here in June and at Netley Abbey in May.

Geoff Newman was only a few secs outside his fastest here but wife Alison Newman ran an excellent 1:06 PB. This is her best at any course.

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

1 1 Daniel HOLDEN Unattached 00:19:06

13 1 Jo WILKINS Baffins Fitclub 00:22:27

37 32 Geoffrey NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:25:29

76 15 Nikki WRIGHT Baffins Fitclub 00:29:17

86 67 Reuben HANSON Baffins Fitclub 00:30:06

116 31 Alison NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:34:00

A total of 263 runners took part at Victoria parkrun, Glasgow event #362

Alex Yorke made her debut here and indeed is our 1st runner on this course.

The route consists of three laps of Victoria Park. It is scenic (around a pond with Mute Swans, Coots, Moorhens, Tufted Ducks & more) reasonably flat and with no real hills - only one slight incline! It is designed to be enjoyable, rather than for pure speed. It is mainly tarmac with one short section of crazy paving.

From the start near the main gates on Victoria Park Drive North the course bears left at the bottom of the main avenue of trees and goes through the formal gardens and around the boating pond. The route continues west along the path near the park perimeter towards the Fossil Grove and along the narrow crazy paved path which runs parallel with the dual carriageway. It then turns right, up a slight incline and at the top of the incline the course turns right and back in an easterly direction towards the main avenue of trees. Once there that’s the first lap done. Repeat this twice. The final lap of the course turns left just before the formal gardens and then winds round again to the left to finish on the straight on the park perimeter near the start.

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

1 1 Csobán BALOGH Unattached 00:16:25

33 1 Jenny MILNE Unattached 00:20:52

247 76 Alex YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:34:54

A total of 203 runners took part at Alice Holt parkrun event #409

Alex Gannon made his bebut here and instantly became our 2nd fastest current member 21 secs behind Ian Briscoe

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

1 1 Jack AUDRAIN Unattached 00:18:41

13 1 Tori WALLER Unattached 00:21:58

33 32 Alex GANNON Baffins Fitclub 00:23:49

A total of 222 runners took part at Netley Abbey parkrun event #481. Colin Southwell and Helen Mayhead both debuted here and became 4th fastest BFC male and female respectively.

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

1 1 Max ANDREWS Unattached 00:18:04

14 1 Emma SMITH Unattached 00:20:55

112 30 Helen MAYHEAD Baffins Fitclub 00:28:03

118 78 Colin SOUTHWELL Baffins Fitclub 00:28:13

A somewhat smaller than usual total of 288 runners took part at Southsea parkrun event #387

Michael Rae had the 9th best Age-Graded percentage.

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

1 1 Andy BOND Unattached 00:16:48

39 1 Natasha PERRY Unattached 00:21:43

43 40 Michael Rae 00:21:50

168 136 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:28:38

169 137 Robert CLAYTON Baffins Fitclub 00:28:39

185 37 Laura HYMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:29:17

186 147 Jon OLSEN Baffins Fitclub 00:29:18

187 148 Keith CAUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:29:19

191 40 Olivia SCAMMELL Baffins Fitclub 00:29:43

228 56 Hayley IRVINE Baffins Fitclub 00:32:29

270 185 Robert TURNER-DIAMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:36:28

A total of 840 runners took part at Southampton parkrun event #448

1st placed Ben Brown is a name to keep an eye on smashing1:38 of his 3 year old PB. It is the 4th best ever here and he also has the 2nd best at Southsea.

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

1 1 Ben BROWN Unattached 00:14:52

8 1 Ellie Marie MONKS Unattached 00:17:52

745 443 Sonny LOCKE Baffins Fitclub 00:35:44

Finally to the Isle of Wight where Jason Smith, Ian Briscoe and myself took a 'flight' on the hovercraft aiming to give us 20 minutes at the other side to get the 0.9 of a mile to the start. It was normally about £28, but 20% off with a Portsmouth Library Card and even more for over 60s! (£18)

We were getting worried as what seemed like 3 cricket teams from Portsmouth Grammar School started to get on and clog the gangways up with all their gear. They would not start the journey until it was all put into a safer place. Therefore our 20 minutes became only 11 and we had to run to the start and up a hill to just hear the RD's briefing finish by announcing it was their 500th event. It is usually at Seaclose Park, Newport but for a few weeks around the IOW Festival it moves to this twisty, hilly course in a park including gravel, grass, and promenade with sand on it! They do not seem to have any details of this course on their web page.

I had run here in 2018 after a 6 days IOW coastal walk and heat exhaustion so was hopeful of a PB, however it was equally hot last week. However there was free cake to be had to celebrate the 500th.

A total of 239 runners took part at Medina I.O.W. parkrun event #500

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

1 1 James BOSHER Unattached 00:17:23

24 1 Trish TRAIN Unattached 00:21:36

28 26 Brett RUMFITT Baffins Fitclub 00:22:05

44 41 Ian BRISCOE Baffins Fitclub 00:23:08

47 44 Jason SMITH Baffins Fitclub 00:23:20

Jason Smith and Ian Briscoe ran for the 1st time here and I'm pleased to say I beat my PB by 1:08 and grabbed the fastest BFC IOW time from Richard Walker. Probably not for long though looking at his time from Great Salterns.