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- Bretts Parkrun Roundup

Brett's parkrun review 7th October 2023.

by Brett Rumfitt

Riverfront parkrun (Newport, Wales)

A total of 256 runners took part at Riverfront parkrun event #265

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

1 1 Lee DREW Unattached 00:17:03

7 1 Emma WOOKEY Unattached 00:19:22

172 52 Tracy STRYDOM Baffins Fitclub 00:31:38

Southsea parkrun

A total of 409 runners took part at Southsea parkrun#454 on the New Course, starting near Eastney Toilets, out and back to the Royal Marine Yomper, then out and back to just before the Southsea Beach Cafe. It seemed to work quite well, but people must start in a realistic position at the beginning to avoid crowding.

This was my 10th Anniversary of my 1st parkrun. (21:44 and a torn calf!)

In the Age-Grades I was 5th, Fiona Shaw 6th and Michael Rae 10th.

Paul Osborne ran an All parkrun PB by 48 secs, wife Libby Osborne knocked 5 secs of her PB and Ryan Bendell 21 secs and his fastest parkrun anywhere.

Katherine Newell volunteered among many others.

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

1 1 Martin STOCKLEY Unattached 00:17:09

17 16 Paul OSBORNE Baffins Fitclub 00:19:28

27 26 Steven PARKER Baffins Fitclub 00:20:26

30 1 Hannah CURTIS Unattached 00:20:45

39 36 Brett RUMFITT Baffins Fitclub 00:21:11

50 41 Mike Rae PJC/BFC 00:21:55

64 55 Jason SMITH Baffins Fitclub 00:22:34

79 69 Ethan HAUNSTRUP Baffins Fitclub 00:23:10

97 83 Ryan BENDELL Baffins Fitclub 00:23:52

116 11 Laura RICHARDSON Baffins Fitclub 00:24:21

140 19 Fiona SHAW Baffins Fitclub 00:25:20

158 125 Eric DE GREEF Baffins Fitclub 00:26:05

184 139 Keith CAUNT Baffins Fitclub 00:27:24

199 35 Elizabeth OSBORNE Baffins Fitclub 00:27:57

214 158 Paul HARRISON Baffins Fitclub 00:28:24

260 56 Carrie HAUNSTRUP Baffins Fitclub 00:30:59

287 196 Paul WADE Baffins Fitclub 00:32:21

314 210 Stephen HOPES Baffins Fitclub 00:34:01

316 81 Emma GREHAN Baffins Fitclub 00:34:11

320 213 Kam FAN Baffins Fitclub 00:34:23

363 111 Alex YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:38:07

408 135 Katherine NEWELL Baffins Fitclub 01:03:18

Queen Elizabeth parkrun

A total of 122 runners took part at Queen Elizabeth parkrun event #479

Geoff Newman (Alison Newman) kept up his great sequence by beating this hilly course's PB by 33 secs.

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

1 1 Julian MANNING Unattached 00:17:54

4 1 Hannah COX Unattached 00:19:25

48 40 Geoffrey NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:27:23

114 36 Alison NEWMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:43:29

Bognor Regis parkrun

A total of 268 runners took part at Bognor Regis parkrun event #401

James Yorke , who is also in good form, beat his Bognor best by 16 secs.

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

1 1 Nicholas LEAHY Unattached 00:17:36

13 1 Nikki GOODWIN Unattached 00:20:53

72 55 James YORKE Baffins Fitclub 00:25:04

Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun

A total of 269 runners took part at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun event #314

Jo Wilkins was 3rd female and near her fastest here, Sam Winton knocked 1:41 off his best despite it being in cluded in a longer run, Robert Marsh was near to his best time, but John Bucketsofrain ran a 52 sec PB and was 4th best in the Age Grades.

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

1 1 David PEARSON Unattached 00:18:48

16 1 Kirsty AKED Unattached 00:21:40

20 3 Jo WILKINS Baffins Fitclub 00:21:53

43 37 Samuel WINTON Baffins Fitclub 00:23:25

60 51 Robert MARSH Baffins Fitclub 00:24:31

61 52 John BURCHETT Baffins Fitclub 00:24:33

146 38 Nicola CARLILE Baffins Fitclub 00:30:14

Fareham parkrun

A total of 283 runners took part at Fareham parkrun event #329

Becci was 5th female finisher.

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

1 1 Mike LIDDELL Unattached 00:17:09

16 1 Tina AL-ROMAITHI Unattached 00:22:10

58 5 Rebecca KNOWLES Baffins Fitclub 00:25:41

Wendover Woods parkrun

A total of 178 runners took part at Wendover Woods parkrun event #193

Gordon Scruton was our 1st runner here in Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Course Description

A one lap course on mostly wide (and very hilly) forest trails. The route is mostly gravel, although some sections can be muddy and slippery in wet conditions.

Participants with buggies should be aware that there are fast downhill sections and some significant uphill sections which can become boggy and cause pinch points in poor conditions. Please ensure you have appropriate equipment, give way to other participants where appropriate & contact the team in advance with any queries.

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

1 1 Thomas MITCHELL Unattached 00:19:32

15 1 Katie Elizabeth THOMPSON Unattached 00:22:40

22 19 Gordon SCRUTON Baffins Fitclub 00:23:33

Great Salterns parkrun

A total of 65 runners took part at Great Salterns parkrun event #92

Some great runs here, Lucas Fuller was 1st finisher after a gap of 4 years from his last parkrun. Louise Griffin was 2nd female, Julie Allan Fuller 5th and Ashleigh Moira 8th in an All parkrun PB of 1:41.

In the Age Grades, Louise Griffin was 6th, Julie Allan Fuller 7th and Lucas 8th.

Ian Briscoe and Alex Gannon were 6th and 8th males respectively and Jo Parry (10th female) ran an All parkrun PB by 1:38

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

1 1 Lucas FULLER Baffins Fitclub 00:19:41

6 6 Ian BRISCOE Baffins Fitclub 00:22:20

8 1 Rachel WHITE Unattached 00:23:11

9 2 Louise GRIFFIN Baffins Fitclub 00:23:18

10 8 Alex GANNON Baffins Fitclub 00:23:28

23 5 Julie ALLAN Baffins Fitclub 00:25:52

26 8 Ashleigh BERRYMAN Baffins Fitclub 00:27:06

29 21 Nigel SO Baffins Fitclub 00:27:27

31 22 Richard HARRIS Baffins Fitclub 00:28:42

36 27 Clive TUCKER Baffins Fitclub 00:29:40

38 10 Joanna PARRY Baffins Fitclub 00:30:33

39 11 Nikki WRIGHT Baffins Fitclub 00:30:51

41 29 Darren LININGTON Baffins Fitclub 00:31:31

45 31 Neil PRIDDLE Baffins Fitclub 00:33:22

46 32 Alex MILLHAM Baffins Fitclub 00:33:24

52 20 Kitty LI Baffins Fitclub 00:37:38

57 22 Kim STROUD Baffins Fitclub 00:39:45 (ran with hubby who got a PB and the 2 children)

58 36 Robert TURNER-DIAMOND Baffins Fitclub 00:40:28

64 28 Maria Tucker 00:47:25

Thanks to the volunteers

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Kevin AYLWARD, Ian BRISCOE, Lysanne BROOMFIELD, Kev BUDD, Ian FABIAN, Becky GARNETT, Nikki HARRIS, Gillian HEATH, Helen MAYHEAD, Edward MORRIS, Janet SAMPSON, Clive TUCKER, Maria TUCKER, Janice WELLSTEAD, Steven WOOLDRIDGE

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